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Kevin Maher

Kevin Maher
Kevin Maher's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Sunday Times (UK), Sight and Sound, Times (UK), Little White Lies

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
3/5 No Score Yet Nureyev (2018) The tone is respectful, often gushing, throughout, and the glaring lack of illustrative footage...is replaced by lengthy interpretative dance routines...that will test the mettle of non-ballet enthusiasts. ‐ Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Sep 21, 2018
4/5 81% Juliet of the Spirits (Giulietta degli Spiriti) (1965) For seasoned Fellini-ites...comfortable with the carnivalesque atmosphere, non-narrative digressions and screechy women with overdone make-up, this is one of [Fellini's] best.‐ Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Sep 21, 2018
2/5 84% A Simple Favor (2018) This half-baked missing persons thriller...gamely attempts to reinvent the careers of its two stars and its director, but isn't nearly dark, nasty or tough enough. ‐ Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Sep 21, 2018
4/5 91% MATANGI/MAYA/M.I.A. (2018) At a time when pop profiles are increasingly bland self-promotion...this fascinating film from Stephen Loveridge is unafraid to mix the personal with the political and the painfully intimate. ‐ Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Sep 21, 2018
1/5 24% Mile 22 (2018) If you fancy 90 minutes of nameless extras getting shot in the face, go ahead. Otherwise, it's mostly the sh---iest of sh---y s--t. ‐ Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Sep 21, 2018
4/5 65% The Little Stranger (2018) Abrahamson has taken [Waters'] idea and run with it. He's made a movie that's a Brexit Britain parable about the intoxicating, if futile, allure of national identity.‐ Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Sep 20, 2018
1/5 34% The Predator (2018) How could a movie with so many exciting elements be this boring? ‐ Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Sep 14, 2018
4/5 100% Michael Inside (2017) It's cautionary and terrifying with a tough fatalistic ending. ‐ Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Sep 14, 2018
1/5 49% Superfly (2018) Director X...can't seem to differentiate between the strip-club aesthetics of a rap video and the demands of a full-length feature film. ‐ Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Sep 14, 2018
4/5 83% Papillon (1973) The narrative is epic and life-spanning...The locations are stunning...and the surreal touches...add to the sense of a highly original art-movie spectacular.‐ Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Sep 14, 2018
4/5 97% The Rider (2018) Jandreau proves a charismatic draw, even if some of the supporting non-actors struggle with naturalistic performances.‐ Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Sep 14, 2018
4/5 93% Crazy Rich Asians (2018) The director, Jon M Chu, thankfully, knows his rom-coms. There's Pretty Woman in here. There's Bridget Jones and Ever After, but he's made them new.‐ Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Sep 13, 2018
1/5 27% The Nun (2018) The scares are non-existent (being pulled backwards along the floor into a darkened room hasn't been scary since Insidious in 2010).‐ Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Sep 6, 2018
4/5 87% The Miseducation of Cameron Post (2018) It's all done beautifully. Witty and funny too, but at a consistent, compassionate pace throughout. A lovely sigh of a movie. ‐ Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Sep 6, 2018
4/5 85% Under the Wire (2018) It's fascinating, gripping material.‐ Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Sep 6, 2018
4/5 89% American Animals (2018) The movie reaches strange and savage heights...not just because it seems to be engaging with huge philosophical questions about the nature of identity in the modern world. It's more focused than that, because the context is specifically American.‐ Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Sep 6, 2018
2/5 95% A Star Is Born (2018) Cooper's screen chemistry with Lady Gaga is another significant problem. They're great on stage together but in scenes with dialogue they're worlds apart, in apparently different movies.‐ Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Sep 4, 2018
2/5 65% Peterloo (2018) There exists a cavernous gap between a powerful idea and a great movie, and it's where you will find this latest ambitious, if flawed, Mike Leigh project. ‐ Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Sep 4, 2018
4/5 82% The Sisters Brothers (2018) Joaquin Phoenix and John C Reilly are the western double act you never knew you needed (until now) in this exhilarating cowboy romp.‐ Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Sep 4, 2018
4/5 96% The Favourite (2018) it's Colman who steals the show. She's ostensibly playing a gout-afflicted monster with capricious instincts and insatiable appetites...and she attacks this side of the role with gusto, shouting, yelping, whimpering and raging with Lear-like abandon. ‐ Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Aug 30, 2018
2/5 98% Roma (2018) Too often Roma feels dramatically insipid (the family is actually profoundly boring) and unsure of what it's trying to say about Cleo's life and her status - if it's saying anything at all.‐ Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Aug 30, 2018
4/5 87% First Man (2018) The film reconstitutes our taciturn hero as a man riven with grief after the death of his daughter...It's a bold move and seems to inform Gosling's every decision as an actor.‐ Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Aug 30, 2018
4/5 70% The Children Act (2018) Thompson remains the still focus of the drama, relentlessly intelligent on camera, impossible not to watch.‐ Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Aug 24, 2018
3/5 76% The King (2018) You'll be intrigued. You will not be bored. But you probably won't be convinced.‐ Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Aug 24, 2018
4/5 80% Distant Constellation (2017) It's utterly tragic (his vanity, his desire, his hopelessness) and indicative of a film that's both unapologetic and compassionate.‐ Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Aug 17, 2018
1/5 71% Christopher Robin (2018) To say that 'Christopher Robin' is confused is an understatement. ‐ Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Aug 17, 2018
4/5 100% The Eyes of Orson Welles (2018) Cousins turns his interpretive gifts and mellifluous delivery to the legend of Orson Welles, and achieves the impossible - he makes it new.‐ Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Aug 17, 2018
3/5 94% The Guardians (Les Gardiennes) (2018) Like an 18th-century novel, it's fascinating, incredibly detailed and a bit too long. ‐ Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Aug 17, 2018
4/5 51% Equalizer 2 (2018) It's ridiculous, of course. And it's violent. It's also impeccably executed (pun intended), powerfully acted and sincerely acknowledges the value of goodness, virtue and doing the right thing. ‐ Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Aug 17, 2018
3/5 84% Sgt. Stubby: An American Hero (2018) Delivered by rudimentary computer animation... Still, the central conceit is compelling.‐ Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Aug 10, 2018
4/5 97% Leaning Into the Wind (2018) This is a hypnotic and beguiling documentary portrait of the 62-year-old site-specific land artist Andy Goldsworthy... Sit back, relax and, in the most literal way possible, watch an artist at work.‐ Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Aug 10, 2018
2/5 57% Unfriended: Dark Web (2018) The novelty of the "desktop aesthetic" is wearing decidedly thin. Better writing. Better acting. Better direction. Please. ‐ Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Aug 10, 2018
4/5 96% Heathers (1988) Still shocking after 30 years... this definitive blast of teenage nihilism is strong medicine indeed.‐ Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Aug 10, 2018
2/5 46% The Meg (2018) It's so bad that it's good, remember? It's bad, but it's funny! You're laughing! Right? The truth, unfortunately, is that the novelty of Statham's self-mocking performance and deadpan antics fades away... It is so bad that it's bad. ‐ Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Aug 10, 2018
3/5 60% Dog Days (2018) It's preposterous and mindless, but also just on the right side of sweet.‐ Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Aug 9, 2018
1/5 0% Welcome To Curiosity (2018) Wow. It takes some spectacular errors of judgment to take a film with this many characters, this many guns and this many criminal subplots and make it boring.‐ Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Aug 8, 2018
5/5 95% Beauty and The Beast (La Belle et la bête) (1946) What's mesmerising about Cocteau's film is the seriousness with which it regards the fairytale material, combined with an eerie, dreamlike production design that's more effective precisely because it's more real.‐ Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Aug 6, 2018
3/5 100% The Big Bad Fox and Other Tales (Le grand méchant renard et autres contes) (2018) The result is a kooky farmyard-set compendium that has the manic energy of the best Ice Age movies as well as, occasionally, the delicate heart of a Pixar classic.‐ Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Aug 6, 2018
2/5 65% The Apparition (L'apparition) (2018) Narrative non sequiturs abound, as does corny dialogue ...and an entirely unconvincing sense that Anna and Jacques are spiritually intertwined.‐ Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Aug 6, 2018
2/5 49% Like Father (2018) Too often, however, the film lurches into jaded formula (an climactic karaoke competition) and weary stereotypes (the baby-craving gay dads).‐ Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Aug 3, 2018
1/5 78% The Escape (2018) The finished product is an undercooked improv-heavy nightmare that's profoundly snobbish, patronising and trivial when it appears to be aiming, at every turn, for the opposite effect.‐ Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Aug 3, 2018
4/5 88% Ant-Man and the Wasp (2018) After 19 Marvel movies so far, and a growing sense of global self-importance (commercially and culturally), a throwaway superhero film is, in fact, just what we need. ‐ Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Aug 2, 2018
3/5 81% Cocote (2018) It's hard not to be annoyed by a competent and confident film that is deliberately alienating, yet this accomplished debut from the Dominican Republic is just that.‐ Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Jul 26, 2018
2/5 No Score Yet Tracking Edith (2016) [A] fitful and often infuriatingly vague documentary that aims to uncover the "truth" behind the woman, but ultimately dissolves into its own distractions.‐ Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Jul 26, 2018
4/5 100% Apostasy (2017) Best of all, this isn't some seething satirical takedown of the Jehovah's Witnesses as a ridiculous and snicker-worthy denomination.‐ Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Jul 26, 2018
2/5 80% Iceman (2017) Wide mountain vistas and claims of painstaking authenticity fail to disguise the dopey genre underpinnings of this overfamiliar rape-and-revenge drama.‐ Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Jul 26, 2018
1/5 59% Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation (2018) It's crass, culturally bankrupt cash-grabbing that celebrates the worst, most obnoxious aspects of a globally popular Hollywood genre (kids' animation).‐ Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Jul 26, 2018
4/5 46% Generation Wealth (2018) It's powerful material, but told, thankfully, with a lightness of touch. ‐ Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Jul 20, 2018
2/5 58% Hotel Artemis (2018) The whole thing is painfully derivative (very John Wick), populated by two-dimensional ciphers...and drowned in overfamiliar "comic-book noir" style.‐ Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Jul 20, 2018
4/5 80% Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again (2018) Somehow, somewhere deep within the first act, by the power of platforms, sequins and spandex, this irrepressible movie finds its feet.‐ Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Jul 17, 2018