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Katherine McLaughlin

Katherine McLaughlin
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
4/5 100% Waru (2017) Waru tackles this serious subject matter head on with a poignant clarity that calls out destructive behaviour and pays tribute to the children who have passed.‐ The List
Read More | Posted Nov 5, 2018
2/5 62% Bohemian Rhapsody (2018) A loud but disappointingly tame account that follows a generic by the numbers screenplay...‐ The List
Read More | Posted Oct 24, 2018
3/5 No Score Yet All the Gods in the Sky (Tous les dieux du ciel) (2018) Genuinely bleak and upsetting in places, this is a horror intent on both shocking audiences and inspiring awe.‐ SciFiNow
Read More | Posted Oct 22, 2018
4/5 84% Possum (2018) With Possum, Holness has constructed a dark and twisted contemporary fairytale, designed to confront the impact of neglect and abuse.‐ The List
Read More | Posted Oct 22, 2018
4/5 71% Assassination Nation (2018) A bloody portrait of modern America that plays out like a terrifying horror film.‐ The List
Read More | Posted Oct 21, 2018
82% VS. (2018) Vs. may set its stall as the British 8 Mile, with its hard-done-by protagonist transmuting his rage into lyrics, but it goes its own way and is refreshingly progressive when it comes to gender and sexuality.‐ Sight and Sound
Read More | Posted Oct 21, 2018
4/5 62% Suspiria (2018) A richly provocative piece of modern art.‐ The List
Read More | Posted Oct 17, 2018
4/5 65% Jonathan (2018) It's a thinker that's both comforting and confronting.‐ SciFiNow
Read More | Posted Oct 16, 2018
4/5 93% Sorry to Bother You (2018) The combination of committed performances and inspired magical realism lends the film a wild and frantic energy that explodes to unexpected ends in the final throes.‐ SciFiNow
Read More | Posted Oct 15, 2018
2/5 48% Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween (2018) The plot of Goosebumps 2 is a strictly join-the-dots affair with external threats and family friction all resolved at the drop of a hat.‐ The List
Read More | Posted Oct 15, 2018
4/5 84% Vox Lux (2018) [A] tantalising and layered character portrait that boasts memorable and game performances from a cast at the top of their game.‐ The List
Read More | Posted Oct 15, 2018
5/5 85% Destroyer (2018) The combination of Kusama's ability to whip up a viciously intimidating pulpy ambience and Kidman's mesmerising performance effectively amplifies Bell's pain.‐ The List
Read More | Posted Oct 15, 2018
3/5 87% Colette (2018) Once Colette takes flight it delivers a pleasurable rite of passage about a woman striving for independence.‐ The List
Read More | Posted Oct 12, 2018
4/5 95% CAM (2018) The smartly written and layered script calls out prudish and toxic attitudes towards sex workers.‐ SciFiNow
Read More | Posted Oct 10, 2018
1/5 29% Venom (2018) Venom mostly wastes its stellar cast with its jarring tonal clash - the wacky humour is badly timed, and the one-liners are ghastly. Its blend of puerile comedy and psychological horror just never really gels.‐ SciFiNow
Read More | Posted Oct 3, 2018
2/5 29% Night School (2018) A regrettably formulaic entry that, despite a sweet denouement about honesty, integrity and hard work, fails to muster much merriment across its running time.‐ The List
Read More | Posted Sep 26, 2018
3/5 66% The House with a Clock in Its Walls (2018) The novel's themes of grief and bravery propel the film towards a visually dark finale that makes the most of Roth's grisly approach to the material.‐ The List
Read More | Posted Sep 19, 2018
4/5 88% MATANGI/MAYA/M.I.A. (2018) Loveridge's debut feature is a fascinating and intimate portrait of his close friend Maya Arulpragasam, otherwise known as the rapper M.I.A.‐ The List
Read More | Posted Sep 17, 2018
3/5 23% The Happytime Murders (2018) If the appealing, strictly for adults, premise runs out of steam, the film still delivers lots of silly wisecracks, absurd, potty-mouthed humour, bodily fluids and detailed world-building.‐ The List
Read More | Posted Aug 29, 2018
3/5 58% Unfriended: Dark Web (2018) Dark Web hovers its cursor directly over the manipulation of people, identity and data in the internet age.‐ The List
Read More | Posted Aug 9, 2018
3/5 46% Marrowbone (2018) Despite the film faltering somewhat in its final throes it is a promising debut.‐ SciFiNow
Read More | Posted Jul 16, 2018
3/5 57% Hotel Artemis (2018) The film riffs on violent Korean cinema and Raymond Chandler and, though the similarities to John Wick are off-puttingly obvious, there's a charm to the detailed design...‐ The List
Read More | Posted Jul 16, 2018
3/5 53% The First Purge (2018) While you can't accuse The First Purge of subtlety, the imagery used is charged and blisteringly effective and it makes great use of horror tropes and characters to bust racist myths.‐ The List
Read More | Posted Jul 4, 2018
3/5 51% Freak Show (2018) The eclectic soundtrack works in its favour and should appeal to a young audience, some of whom may treasure its sincere message about embracing your individuality.‐ The List
Read More | Posted Jun 18, 2018
3/5 68% Ocean's 8 (2018) The cast do great work across the board, with Bullock leading her gang of crooks with extreme confidence.‐ The List
Read More | Posted Jun 18, 2018
4/5 86% My Friend Dahmer (2017) Meyers marks the dawn of Dahmer's charismatic, highly manipulative and ultimately murderous persona to chilling effect.‐ The List
Read More | Posted May 28, 2018
92% Mandy (2018) Cosmatos has crafted a mind-melting genre orgy of cosmic proportions that's ridiculously fun.‐ Sight and Sound
Read More | Posted May 24, 2018
4/5 33% Murder Me, Monster (Muere, monstro, muere) (2018) This chilling and surreal examination of fear and repression is not for the queasy or faint-hearted and some may find its perplexing nature way too puzzling.‐ SciFiNow
Read More | Posted May 22, 2018
4/5 93% Wildlife (2018) A haunting and elegantly handled portrait of blue-collar American family life in an era where gender inequality had major sway on income and decision-making.‐ The List
Read More | Posted May 22, 2018
4/5 75% Knife + Heart (Un couteau dans le coeur) (2018) A rowdy denouement revels in horror and the anguish of losing something or someone in cruel circumstances.‐ SciFiNow
Read More | Posted May 21, 2018
4/5 100% Mirai (2018) By melding impressively designed fantasy and reality together there's always something surprising around the corner in this Japanese anime. ‐ SciFiNow
Read More | Posted May 21, 2018
3/5 57% Under the Silver Lake (2019) Under the Silver Lake lacks the calamitous hilarity of its predecessors, but Mitchell occasionally digs up gold as his protagonist delves around Hollywood.‐ The List
Read More | Posted May 18, 2018
2/5 58% The House That Jack Built (2018) All it amounts to is narcissistic gesturing and it's difficult to get offended by such obvious provocation.‐ The List
Read More | Posted May 17, 2018
3/5 70% Solo: A Star Wars Story (2018) Watching a bromance that you're already super invested in blossom before your eyes is genuinely heart-warming.‐ SciFiNow
Read More | Posted May 16, 2018
4/5 95% BlacKkKlansman (2018) In these tumultuous days if you don't laugh you'll cry and, by referencing phrases like 'Make America Great Again', Lee shows he knows that only too well.‐ The List
Read More | Posted May 16, 2018
No Score Yet Third Kind (2018) Director Yorgos Zois uses this vast, eerie real-life location, that was left like a ghost town, to unsettling ends as a reminder of global events and the shocking loss of human life.‐ SciFiNow
Read More | Posted May 15, 2018
2/5 33% Fahrenheit 451 (2018) The action doesn't crackle, and character motivations and relationships are skimmed over, resulting in little emotional investment.‐ The List
Read More | Posted May 15, 2018
4/5 96% Border (Gräns) (2018) Without wanting to give too much away there is a provocative banging of heads when it comes to political ideology and amid all the horror and outrage Grӓns unexpectedly summons up a generous spirit.‐ SciFiNow
Read More | Posted May 11, 2018
3/5 40% The Strangers: Prey At Night (2018) Memorable set-pieces aside, the film trips up on far too many horror nods and tropes, shifting awkwardly to fit them all in.‐ The List
Read More | Posted Apr 30, 2018
3/5 52% Rampage (2018) Splendidly silly in places, with its fondness for giant monster movies obvious, this popcorn extravaganza swerves haphazardly between knowing humour and a heartfelt warning about the plague of capitalism...‐ The List
Read More | Posted Apr 12, 2018
4/5 81% Ghost Stories (2018) A potent blend of personal and political that's genuinely haunting.‐ Little White Lies
Read More | Posted Apr 5, 2018
4/5 86% Thoroughbreds (2018) Represents a surprisingly fresh take on the subject matter, in a film that is elegantly handled and extremely suspenseful.‐ The List
Read More | Posted Apr 2, 2018
4/5 83% Blockers (2018) Although it's as gross-out as American Pie, with slapstick stupidity a huge factor, Blockers rigorously explores the parent-teen dynamic, switching the growing-up lessons to the adults as they learn to let go of their daughters.‐ The List
Read More | Posted Mar 26, 2018
3/5 42% A Wrinkle in Time (2018) It's mostly a deliciously trippy and inspiring kids fantasy adventure.‐ SciFiNow
Read More | Posted Mar 23, 2018
4/5 72% Ready Player One (2018) The winning factor that binds the film together is the friendship aspect with the players meeting up to deal with IOI's real life maniacal behaviour.‐ SciFiNow
Read More | Posted Mar 22, 2018
4/5 88% Annihilation (2018) Though the film veers away greatly from the original text, the dreamy ambience of the book is very much intact.‐ The List
Read More | Posted Mar 5, 2018
4/5 94% Custody (Jusqu'à la garde) (2018) Custody is often profoundly distressing but that's precisely the point.‐ The List
Read More | Posted Feb 27, 2018
4/5 89% Isle of Dogs (2018) Repeat viewings will surely be rewarded.‐ SciFiNow
Read More | Posted Feb 26, 2018
4/5 80% Unsane (2018) Unsane traverses the corridors of corrupt policies and paperwork that threaten to cut up and disembowel democracy.‐ SciFiNow
Read More | Posted Feb 26, 2018
4/5 87% Mary and The Witch's Flower (2018) Themes of transformation and passing the baton on sit nicely as subtext in a gorgeous animation that empowers its protagonist to find power in her weaknesses.‐ The List
Read More | Posted Feb 26, 2018