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Kevin Harley

Kevin Harley
Kevin Harley's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Total Film, Screen International, The List

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
4/5 90% Suburra (2015) Sollima interweaves gangsters, pimps, junkies and scary dogs with pungent echoes of venal Ancient Rome. ‐ Total Film
Posted Jan 3, 2017
2/5 22% Ma ma (2016) You'd call it offensive if the faux-deep dialogue and karaoke-singing gynaecologists were not merely ludicrous. ‐ Total Film
Posted Jan 3, 2017
3/5 38% Down By Love (Éperdument) (2016) Writer/director Pierre Godeau proves hotter on context than character. The result's non-judgemental but emotionally parched. ‐ Total Film
Posted Jan 3, 2017
4/5 100% The Hard Stop (2015) Amponsah's lines of inquiry could be sharper, but he successfully humanises the people behind the headlines. ‐ Total Film
Posted Jan 2, 2017
4/5 100% Only Yesterday (2016) This rare gem is ripe for rediscovery. ‐ Total Film
Posted Jan 2, 2017
4/5 100% Versus: The Life and Films of Ken Loach (2016) The director's early days are thoroughly detailed here; if his later career is rushed over, an impressive trawl of talking heads (Gabriel Byrne, Cillian Murphy) keeps thing lively. ‐ Total Film
Posted Jan 2, 2017
3/5 92% Departure (2015) Steggall indulges watery metaphors, but draws emotive work from Stevenson and pinpoints the uncertainty of life's tipping points. ‐ Total Film
Posted Jan 2, 2017
4/5 98% Mustang (2015) he tension between oppression and youth is so beautifully played (Günes Sensoy stands out) and poised -- dodgy voiceover aside -- the final glimmer of hope makes you want to punch the air. ‐ Total Film
Posted Jan 2, 2017
4/5 94% Troublemakers: The Story of Land Art (2016) Using archival interviews to show how enviro-concerns and oppositional thinking drove them, Crump sometimes moves too briskly, but the awe-inspiring imagery speaks volumes: this big-thinking art demands big-screen respect. ‐ Total Film
Posted Jan 2, 2017
2/5 27% Golden Years (2016) A film too stiff for comedy, too silly for drama and too slow for fun in between. ‐ Total Film
Posted Jan 2, 2017
4/5 100% The Divide (2016) Travelling from gated communities to Glasgow, Round earns the trust of KFC employees, Wall Street wonders and more to show how we have been "submerged" in our financial lives. ‐ Total Film
Posted Jan 2, 2017
4/5 100% I Am Belfast (2015) Even when he lapses into whimsy, Cousins' approach summons a portrait of great colour, complexity and originality. ‐ Total Film
Posted Jan 2, 2017
3/5 No Score Yet The Passing (Yr Ymadawiad) (2015) The twists are guessable, but Bryn makes seductive work of the route there, every candle-lit corridor and harrowed tree holding our gaze. ‐ Total Film
Posted Jan 2, 2017
3/5 92% The Absent One (Fasandraeberne) (2016) Lie Laas' furrowed lead and Nørgaard's taut orchestration of flashback-pumped plotting help flesh out old clichés - at least until the climax takes a glum turn for the overwrought. ‐ Total Film
Posted Jan 2, 2017
3/5 60% Papusza (2014) Immaculately composed in loving widescreen, the portrait of the gypsy camps brims with life. ‐ Total Film
Posted Jan 2, 2017
3/5 64% Black Mountain Poets (2015) The ending turns soggy. But until then it passes the time divertingly enough. ‐ Total Film
Posted Jan 2, 2017
4/5 87% The Here After (Efterskalv) (2015) Von Horn plots cause and consequence with patient precision: his tale of crime, culpability and rough justice leaves a more lingering impression for it. ‐ Total Film
Posted Jan 2, 2017
4/5 93% I'll See You in My Dreams (2015) Over a series of little intimacies Haleys steady hand balances the weight of lifes sorrows with generosity, wit and warmth: especially when the titles meaning becomes tenderly clear. ‐ Total Film
Posted Jan 2, 2017
2/5 33% The Green Inferno (2015) The ravenous locals don't speak volumes for Roth's cultural sensitivity, but little here speaks much for his abilities. ‐ Total Film
Posted Jan 2, 2017
3/5 60% Concussion (2015) Will Smith shows measured charisma, but Peter Landesmans awards-season drama is too formula-baked to generate the required head of steam. ‐ Total Film
Posted Jan 2, 2017
4/5 89% A Bigger Splash (2016) Despite some loose ends, Guadagninos melodrama drips with mood and boasts a runaway lead in Fiennes: his bum-bared makeover is a bells-on blast. Swinton shimmers, too. ‐ Total Film
Posted Jan 2, 2017
3/5 97% Mavis! (2016) A feelgood film buzzing with the positive vibrations its subject aims to share. ‐ Total Film
Posted Jan 2, 2017
4/5 89% Innocence Of Memories (2015) The result veers closer to arty film noir than reportage: a stylised love letter to the city, memory and objects, charged with fading but potent feeling. ‐ Total Film
Posted Jan 2, 2017
4/5 100% Attacking The Devil: Harold Evans And The Last Nazi War Crime (2014) The Morrises clear-sighted thrust upholds the power, punch and potential of an honourable, determined press. ‐ Total Film
Posted Jan 2, 2017
2/5 40% Lost in Karastan (2014) Too daft for drama and too solemn for satire. Merely lost. ‐ Total Film
Posted Jan 2, 2017
3/5 83% River (2016) Dagg keeps things simple, but his jogging camera whips up the urgency and he's well-served by Sutherland's rangy physicality. ‐ Total Film
Posted Jan 2, 2017
4/5 86% A Poem Is A Naked Person (2015) Between the thrilling concert footage, what emerges is a pungent time capsule of a forgotten fringe of America, ripe for rediscovery. ‐ Total Film
Posted Jan 2, 2017
3/5 78% From Afar (Desde Allá) (2016) There's plenty to commend it, not least the magnetic Alfredo Castro as Armando. ‐ Total Film
Posted Jan 2, 2017
5/5 97% Barry Lyndon (1975) The expressive authority of Kubrick's direction is breathtaking. ‐ Total Film
Posted Jan 1, 2017
4/5 89% Sid and Nancy (1986) Cox doesn't just plot an obvious decline: things do get grim, but he makes you care as you also despair for punk's cracked casualties. ‐ Total Film
Posted Jan 1, 2017
3/5 62% Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising (2016) Messier than a raging kegger, but game leads and a high gag-count keep the comedy-sequel comedown at bay. Just. ‐ Total Film
Posted Jan 1, 2017
4/5 77% Gary Numan: Android in La La Land (2016) Numan emerges as an unlikely star from his guide to a rock life, and more likeable for it. ‐ Total Film
Posted Jan 1, 2017
4/5 83% The Brand New Testament (Le tout nouveau testament) (2016) Even the devout, surely, will warm to Dormael's alt-gospel: one of compassion, oddball fish gags and cheerier skylines. ‐ Total Film
Posted Dec 30, 2016
3/5 33% The Price of Desire (2015) Vincent Perez is a seedy Le Corbusier and Francesco Scianna charms as Gray's lover; but the sparks between the trio wind up stifled by stolid plotting and dense art debates. ‐ Total Film
Posted Dec 30, 2016
3/5 No Score Yet Gray Matters (2014) Orsini also succeeds in honouring the life of a woman who created radical designs for living, painting a vivid picture of a "humble" trailblazer as "a manifest phenomenon." ‐ Total Film
Posted Dec 30, 2016
3/5 No Score Yet Anarchy! McLaren Westwood Gang (2013) This docu-study of sloganeer, fashionista and punk innovator/opportunist Malcolm McLaren is well-researched, but over-egged at 141 mins. ‐ Total Film
Posted Dec 28, 2016
4/5 67% The Neighbor (2016) A meaty stew of likeable leads, hard-kicking suspense and air-punching action ‐ Total Film
Posted Dec 28, 2016
2/5 25% Ben-Hur (2016) The build-up is so under-nourished, you wind up caring more about the horses than the characters. ‐ Total Film
Posted Dec 28, 2016
4/5 98% Hell or High Water (2016) Mackenzie goes western in satisfying style, while Bridges, Pine and Foster bring true grit to Sheridan's tight script. ‐ Total Film
Posted Dec 28, 2016
5/5 87% The Club (El Club) (2016) With forensic focus and black humour, Larraín guides us towards a fearless examination of unresolved tensions between suffering, guilt and the closed ranks of institutional impunity. ‐ Total Film
Posted Dec 28, 2016
4/5 78% Where to Invade Next (2016) The end result is witty, moving and brimming with passion and purpose. ‐ Total Film
Posted Dec 27, 2016
2/5 33% Dragon Blade (Tian jiang xiong shi) (2015) Botched promise abounds, starting with the wasted potential of John Cusack's Roman and Jackie Chan's Chinese guard uniting against Brody's evil Tiberius. ‐ Total Film
Posted Dec 12, 2016
4/5 100% The Black Hen (Kalo Pothi) (2015) Bham's snapshots of life in wartime bristle with rugged, work-a-day conviction. Yet he's equally potent on more intense episodes ... ‐ Total Film
Posted Dec 5, 2016
4/5 97% Krisha (2016) A family Thanksgiving reunion starts with a flurry of "so good to see yous" and ends in expletive-laden recriminations in this brilliantly feel-bad debut from name-to-remember Trey Edward Shults. ‐ Total Film
Posted Dec 5, 2016
3/5 100% The Dreamed Ones (2016) You crave more intensity of feeling, but shots of the actors (Anja Plaschg, Laurence Rupp) resting provide room for reflection in an intimate, nuanced performance piece. ‐ Total Film
Posted Dec 1, 2016
4/5 80% Chi-Raq (2015) Right from the first frame the urgency rarely wanes as Lee juggles fireworks, firearms and feminism. ‐ Total Film
Posted Dec 1, 2016
4/5 94% Creepy (Kuripi: Itsuwari no rinjin) (2016) Kagawa's simpering malevolence fulfils the title's promise right up to his last, sly leer. ‐ The List
Posted Nov 21, 2016
5/5 97% Your Name (Kimi No Na Wa.) (2016) For animation fanciers new to Shinkai, it could be the beginning of a beautiful relationship. ‐ Total Film
Posted Nov 16, 2016
3/5 41% 100 Streets (2017) Called on to appear charismatic, contrite, slobby, sensitive, athletic and blitzed on cocaine in quick succession, Elba never drops the ball; likewise, Arterton conveys Emily's pride and pain persuasively. ‐ The List
Posted Nov 7, 2016
4/5 72% Nocturnal Animals (2016) Style is substance in Ford's second film. Unlike many puzzle-piece movies, it thrills on every level. ‐ Total Film
Posted Oct 31, 2016