Kevin Wight

Kevin Wight
Tomatometer-approved critic
Biography:
A film reviewer for eight years and a film fanatic for much longer. I principally write for both The Wee Review and Set The Tape cultural websites. I am the DVD and comedy editor for The Wee Review.
Publications: The Wee Review

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
2 50% Fear of Rain (2020) There is a real lunatic appeal to the ludicrous lengths the story [explores]. Yet it holds itself back at every turn, leaving it too late for genuine impact. - The Wee Review EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 22, 2021
2 25% Alone (2020) A toothless American version of a film that itself is no more than mildly diverting, Final Days is likely to come and go largely unnoticed. - The Wee Review EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 7, 2021
2 40% Russian Raid (2021) What starts off as interesting enough as various fighting styles clash becomes a meaningless morass of broken bones and bullet wounds. - The Wee Review EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 19, 2021
3 97% Slaxx (2020) It's a gonzo good time, even if some of its themes clash with its execution like tweed against velour. - The Wee Review EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 16, 2021
3 92% A Ghost Waits (2020) It doesn't quite deserve the critical lionisation it's received in some quarters, but it's a curious and charming romance with an inquisitive metaphysical heart. - The Wee Review EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 5, 2021
3 80% The Last Ones (Viimeiset) (2020) For the most part, [Veiko] Õunpuu is more successful in building mood and characters that become more complex as they're boiled like frogs. - The Wee Review EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 5, 2021
3 83% Spring Tide (2019) Far from perfect, but wonderfully acted and admirably grounded in a solid and believable core, if this is Yang Lina's Spring, then we shall look forward to Summer immensely. - The Wee Review EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 5, 2021
5 91% Limbo (2021) [Ben] Sharrock directs with grace and patience, the film's pace portraying the sense of an indeterminate period stretching out before its protagonists. - The Wee Review EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 5, 2021
4 100% Victim(s) (2020) An engrossing and clear-headed drama that encompasses all the extra layers that recent modernity has added to the age-old issue of bullying. - The Wee Review EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 2, 2021
3 72% Creation Stories (2021) It's the grumble of the old contender full of survivor stories, and, surprisingly, is no worse for it. - The Wee Review EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 24, 2021
4 80% Castro's Spies (2020) Smoothly cut together, covering a lot of complex political ground in an informative and interesting way. - The Wee Review EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 23, 2021
4 100% Murmur (2019) One of the most subtly devastating films in recent memory and a beautifully composed piece of storytelling. - The Wee Review EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 22, 2021
3 No Score Yet Mindwarp (1992) Deserves to be rediscovered by genre scavengers intent on unearthing all the lost horror gems from the period. - The Wee Review EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 18, 2021
3 64% Pulse (1988) Apart from the likeable performances and some surprisingly nifty special effects, there is little else to get the pulse racing. - The Wee Review EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 17, 2021
2 67% Breeder (2020) While Breeder is suitably nasty it is never truly disturbing or upsetting like the films it sets out to emulate. - The Wee Review EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 11, 2021
2 74% The World to Come (2020) A film about passion that never quite cuts through the pervasive chill of its frigid frontier setting. - The Wee Review EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 11, 2021
4 96% Judas and the Black Messiah (2021) A supremely entertaining piece of firebrand filmmaking, kicking aide the normal stuffy constraints of the true-life drama with easy disdain. - The Wee Review EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 8, 2021
4 86% Coming Home in the Dark (2021) Brutal and tense enough to overcome the bare bones storytelling and a sense of familiarity, it's an impressive debut. - The Wee Review EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 3, 2021
4 85% Passing (2021) A progressive passion project in the guise of a seductive throwback, and a great showcase for its two stars. - The Wee Review EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 2, 2021
4 93% Mass (2021) It's a harrowing, exhausting ensemble of flayed emotion that is as gripping as any blockbuster thriller has been in years. - The Wee Review EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 1, 2021
4 96% Street Gang: How We Got to Sesame Street (2021) An irresistible and complete overview of perhaps one of the most important and ground-breaking TV shows ever made, for kids or otherwise. - The Wee Review EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 1, 2021
3 76% In The Earth (2021) [Ben] Wheatley films are mostly a little too weird to attach easy descriptors such as familiarity, but there aren't so much echoes of his previous work as primal screams. - The Wee Review EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 31, 2021
3 69% How It Ends (2021) The Apocalypse not as terrifying eschatological crisis, but the best possible reason to resolve old slights, learn to love yourself, and trip balls to your heart's content. - The Wee Review EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 31, 2021
5 100% Summer of Soul (...Or, When the Revolution Could Not Be Televised) (2021) It's an unabashed delight. Contextualising the event as a nexus of almost countless influences, Questlove offers the concerts as giddy and chaotic metaphors for Harlem itself. - The Wee Review EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 29, 2021
4 88% Censor (2021) A somewhat slight tale when detached from the heady nostalgia that bubbles from every frame, but for the audience it's specifically addressing it's endlessly intoxicating. - The Wee Review EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 29, 2021
4 95% CODA (2021) Deafness becomes a central metaphor for the lapses in communication that effect everyone, used to ground the film when it threatens to float away into the indie ether. - The Wee Review EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 29, 2021
4 91% The Queen of Black Magic (Ratu ilmu hitam) (2019) A deranged danse macabre of horror tropes, it will nevertheless captivate hardened viewers as familiar fare served with gusto and flair. - The Wee Review EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 27, 2021
3 No Score Yet The Don Is Dead (1973) For all the talent at work, it's ultimately forgettable, though plenty entertaining in the moment. - The Wee Review EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 13, 2021
5 63% Crash (1996) Veers fabulously across several intersections, between body horror, softcore pornography, arthouse drama, and arch satire. - The Wee Review EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 16, 2020
2 67% How to Be a Good Wife (La bonne épouse) (2019) Achieves nothing more than mild amusement, and assumes that a buttoned-up Binoche and a fist-pumping bout of emancipation are enough to keep things ticking along. - The Wee Review EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 26, 2020
2 46% Finding Steve McQueen (2019) There are just too many strands crammed into the jumbled narrative, giving a false impression that it is a more dynamic and layered film than it actually is. - The Wee Review EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 13, 2020
3 100% The Bride With White Hair (1993) A stylised collision of silliness and violence. - The Wee Review EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 7, 2020
3 92% Relic (2020) A curious mixture of subtlety and candour, but one that is ultimately haunting and awash in both aching sadness and hopeful reconciliation. - The Wee Review EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 28, 2020
3 69% Ammonite (2020) Francis Lee's portrayal of Dorset and his sense of the period feels authentic, lived-in and tactile and Mary and Charlotte's relationship feels of a piece with that. - The Wee Review EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 25, 2020
4 93% Possessor: Uncut (2020) Possessor is ample evidence that [Brandon Cronenberg] is not just a young pretender. Long live the new flesh. - The Wee Review EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 21, 2020
4 98% One Night in Miami (2020) A compelling human glimpse beneath the mythology of these men makes rewarding viewing. - The Wee Review EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 19, 2020
3 92% Wildfire (2020) Occasionally a blunt instrument, but Wildfire is a potent depiction of old wounds being left to fester. - The Wee Review EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 17, 2020
5 99% Wolfwalkers (2020) Fast-paced and heartfelt adventure immaculate in its craft, and brimming with love for the culture it depicts, it is hard to see it as anything other than an instant classic. - The Wee Review EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 14, 2020
4 100% Shadow Country (Krajina ve Stínu) (2020) Challenging and consistently troubling viewing, Shadow Country sees no deliverance in victory or righteousness in revenge. Just the cold, empty destruction of war. - The Wee Review EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 14, 2020
3 90% Kajillionaire (2020) For those whose romantic streak is slightly jagged Kajillionaire could be right up their crooked little alley. - The Wee Review EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 9, 2020
4 87% Shirley (2020) Blending fact and fiction, Decker's fascinating portrait paints Jackson as a vicious wraith who haunts her own home. Hagiography this is not. - The Wee Review EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 9, 2020
2 61% Siberia (2020) Despite some occasionally interesting imagery, Siberia is too hamstrung by a terrible script that jumbles words into a meaningless gumbo. - The Wee Review EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 7, 2020
2 93% Herself (2021) Its absolute worst offence is that it somehow makes a drama that deals with domestic abuse twee. - The Wee Review EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 6, 2020
3 96% Stray (2021) Stray has an admirable sense of purpose and consistency of method, but its steady, almost neo-realistic rhythms occasionally risk a soporific effect. - The Wee Review EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 5, 2020
4 94% The Deeper You Dig (2019) Excellent micro budget chiller from talented family of multi-hyphenates. - The Wee Review EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 4, 2020
4 96% The Painter and the Thief (2020) An assured glimpse into the artistic process, but also of healing, forgiveness and redemption. Tender, compassionate, and complex, it is a fine piece of art in its own right. - The Wee Review EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 3, 2020
1 50% Miss Virginia (2019) The subject of the 'school voucher' is not particularly interesting in itself, so Hanna tells Virginia's story in the most basic, melodramatic and TV-movie manner possible. - The Wee Review EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 3, 2020
4 78% To Live and Die in Hollywood (2002) Death is raw, merciless and sad to witness, no matter for whom it comes. There are few films that understand that simple concept better than Ivansxtc. - The Wee Review EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 25, 2020
2 64% The Devil All the Time (2020) For all the violence and nihilism, it still feels curiously safe; too stuffed with stars for it to be genuinely ugly. - The Wee Review EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 21, 2020
3 71% Becky (2020) [Becky is] blunt, brutal and a gory good time, but does take itself too seriously. - The Wee Review EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 20, 2020