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
4 55% The Beach Bum (2019) So encased in the vapours of weapons-grade weed is The Beach Bum that you half expect it to set off your smoke alarm. - The Wee Review EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 29, 2019
4 84% Ad Astra (2019) As with with many films that feature a quest, the great joy is the journey not the destination and that is true of Ad Astra. - The Wee Review EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 23, 2019
3 100% A Good Woman Is Hard to Find (2019) Where A Good Woman is Hard to Find holds the attention is in an atmosphere choking with poverty, despair, and the memory of decades of violence baked into the walls - The Wee Review EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 22, 2019
4 71% ANIARA (2019) It's an acquired taste and its view on humanity is perhaps blacker than the depths of space, but Aniara is sci-fi of melancholy near-brilliance. - The Wee Review EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 22, 2019
4 88% Non-Fiction (Doubles vies) (2019) Non-Fiction is a sharp, urbane and often terrifically witty drama... It's a departure for Olivier Assayas, but not as much of one as it first appears. - The Wee Review EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 19, 2019
4 96% Yuli (2018) Yuli is an often irresistible take on the life of an artist where the subject is as interesting as the work for which they are celebrated. - The Wee Review EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 11, 2019
4 No Score Yet Toys Are Not for Children (1972) Toys Are Not for Children will make you feel like you need a Swarfega bath, but through implication rather than anything explicit. - The Wee Review EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 4, 2019
2 55% Strange But True (2019) Watchable enough, especially with its stellar cast, but neither maintains its essential mystery or commits enough to the salacious detour of the third act. - The Wee Review EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 27, 2019
5 99% For Sama (2019) [Waad Al-Khateab has made] one of the most vital, dramatic and fierce documents of war that you could hope to see. - The Wee Review EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 22, 2019
4 97% Pain and Glory (Dolor y gloria) (2019) It's the filmmaker not just reassessing his own legacy, but acting as the curator of his legend. - The Wee Review EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 26, 2019
3 93% We the Animals (2018) Beautiful coming-of-age drama is slightly undermined by its own artistic tendencies. - The Wee Review EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 13, 2019
3 60% Charlie Says (2019) Harron and Turner are making a wider point about the nature of demagoguery and the willingness of people to be led. It's easy to look back with fifty years of hindsight and realise little has changed. - The Wee Review EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 29, 2019
2 75% Halston (2019) It's a rich snapshot of the times, but an incomplete portrait of the man known simply and monumentally as Halston. - The Wee Review EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 21, 2019
1 63% Yesterday (2019) There is no tension here. No drama. And unforgivably for a rock-'n'-roll film, no soul. - The Wee Review EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 12, 2019
4 No Score Yet Emma Peeters (2018) It's a great marriage of director and star and proof that it's possible to wring fresh life from the hoary old romantic comedy. - The Wee Review EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 12, 2019
5 100% Bait (2019) The effect is a strange union down the decades of Sergei Eisenstein and Mike Leigh. - The Wee Review EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 12, 2019
3 No Score Yet Hurt by Paradise (2019) Hurt by Paradise works best as an intricately observed story of an artistic type striving for success against dwindling returns; albeit a thunderously middle class one. - The Wee Review EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 12, 2019
4 100% Aurora (2019) Standard rom-com template is enriched with a keen social conscience, striking performances and an affectionate sense of place in Miia Tervo's raucously enjoyable film. - The Wee Review EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 12, 2019
2 47% Robert the Bruce (2019) Earnest and overwrought historical drama undone by its own ambition. - The Wee Review EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 12, 2019
3 93% What She Said: The Art of Pauline Kael (2018) It's hard to watch a film in which the subject is a film critic, without wondering what they would have made of the film itself, and this gives the film a pleasurable little frisson to take away and ponder. - The Wee Review EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 12, 2019
4 100% Scheme Birds (2019) These scheme birds find their instinct for freedom in their own time, and on their own terms. - The Wee Review EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 12, 2019
4 78% Extreme Job (2019) Broad but very funny police farce casts a critical eye at consumerism. - The Wee Review EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 12, 2019
4 95% In Fabric (2019) Though rendered slightly baggy by its two tales, In Fabric is a unique and entertaining slice of arch weirdness that will further enhance Peter Strickland's cult reputation. - The Wee Review EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 7, 2019
4 91% Support the Girls (2018) Bujalski does show that an unfair society can be made that bit more bearable when people look after each other. In the end, that feels uplifting in its own right. - The Wee Review EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 7, 2019
3 80% Unstoppable (Seong-nan-hwang-so) (2018) Memorable characters abound in fairly satisfying but tonally iffy action comedy. - The Wee Review EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 4, 2019
2 78% Skin (2019) It's hard to see who the target audience would be. The message is too simplistic, too skin-deep to convince anyone with deep-rooted hatred and the point it makes about redemption doesn't even need to be made to anyone else. - The Wee Review EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 4, 2019
3 70% Darlin' (2019) While muddled and unsure what it's actually trying to be, Darlin' deserves credit for actually daring to be different enough from its predecessors to function on its own terms. - The Wee Review EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 4, 2019
4 81% The Wind (2019) Frontier western horror overcomes narrative flaw with pure atmosphere and a great central performance. - The Wee Review EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 4, 2019
2 60% Driven (2019) There's a great film to be made of this rather insane tale, but Driven is categorically not it. Too much is made of the veneer of the high life, the parties, and the disgusting wealth that masks the rot at the lives of all the protagonists. - The Wee Review EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 4, 2019
5 No Score Yet Undertow (2018) Astonishing expressionistic study of loss amid the crashing waves of Australia's West Coast. - The Wee Review EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 4, 2019
1 No Score Yet Bittersweet Symphony (2019) For the prolific Jamie Adams, the healing link between creativity and grief seems to be his stock-in-trade, but this effort fails on every level. - The Wee Review EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 4, 2019
4 97% Dirty God (2019) A stunning debut performance from Vicky Knight, a real-life burns survivor grounds Dirty God in reality, even if the story occasionally takes the soft option. - The Wee Review EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 4, 2019
1 52% Mrs. Lowry & Son (2019) When done with imagination, a good biopic can really delve under the skin of its subject. If Mrs Lowry & Son is any indication, however, it's that Lowry's personality had already been expressed far more eloquently on canvas. - The Wee Review EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 4, 2019