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Kim Hughes

Kim Hughes
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
97% The Guilty (Den skyldige) (2018) Möller's innovative and claustrophobic thriller is an eerie treat that makes its audience feel complicit in the narrative. ‐ Original Cin
Read More | Posted Oct 16, 2018
43% Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween (2018) Unwanted and unnecessary as few other sequels have been, Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween betrays any goodwill fostered by the surprisingly delightful 2015 film, simply crashing and burning. ‐ Original Cin
Read More | Posted Oct 11, 2018
A 72% Bad Times at the El Royale (2018) An absolute blast and utterly original... even as it takes its sweet time to reveal itself. Rich in dramatic and visual weirdness.‐ Original Cin
Read More | Posted Oct 10, 2018
28% Night School (2018) This lame comedy from the director of Girls Trip wastes the promise of its leads on a painfully stupid and predictable story.‐ Original Cin
Read More | Posted Sep 28, 2018
83% Bad Reputation (2018) This terrific film, with its archival footage, marquee interviews and context from the subject herself is a rock and roll must-see and a persuasive reminder of Jett's status in the canon. ‐ Original Cin
Read More | Posted Sep 27, 2018
87% Love, Gilda (2018) A moving documentary for the ages and a reminder of Gilda Radner's greatness both as a comic and as a human being.‐ Original Cin
Read More | Posted Sep 20, 2018
59% White Boy Rick (2018) With nary a sympathetic character in sight, the Hollywood biopic of the real-life story falters.‐ Original Cin
Read More | Posted Sep 17, 2018
68% The Children Act (2018) Ian McEwan's compelling novel flatlines on screen despite solid performances from Emma Thompson and Stanley Tucci.‐ Original Cin
Read More | Posted Sep 17, 2018
85% A Simple Favor (2018) A super-fun serpentine comedy/noir buoyed by Anna Kendrick and Blake Lively, both great.‐ Original Cin
Read More | Posted Sep 17, 2018
67% Kursk (2018) Vinterberg makes this docudrama about the real-life sinking of Russian nuclear submarine Kursk agonizing and enthralling in equal measure. A brutal (yet brilliant) and heart-breaking movie.‐ Original Cin
Read More | Posted Sep 13, 2018
84% Destroyer (2018) Less a movie than a capital-P performance by a haggard Nicole Kidman framed by underdeveloped supporting characters, director Karyn Kusama's bleak drama scans like something intended to reap awards. Which is fine.‐ Original Cin
Read More | Posted Sep 10, 2018
17% Little Italy (2018) Although awful in some novel ways, Little Italy makes a mockery of its solid cast and director. Dreadful is too kind a word.‐ Original Cin
Read More | Posted Aug 23, 2018
93% Searching (2018) Despite its unconventional set-up, where every scene is contained within a digital screen, Searching has plenty of momentum and asks troubling but timely questions about the price we pay for 24/7 online access.‐ Original Cin
Read More | Posted Aug 2, 2018
80% Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again (2018) A fizzy musical based on a fizzy stage production based on the songs of ABBA may not be crying out for an origin story but this sun-drenched sequel with all its original cast (plus some notable additions) sure is fun. ‐ Original Cin
Read More | Posted Jul 20, 2018
88% Whitney (2018) Though not quite as affecting as other films in the canon, Macdonald's doc paints a coherent and far-reaching portrait of a superstar gone completely sideways.‐ Original Cin
Read More | Posted Jul 13, 2018
52% Boundaries (2018) For a road-trip movie, Boundaries doesn't have much momentum, and while its many stars offer committed performances, it never rises much above meh.‐ Original Cin
Read More | Posted Jul 4, 2018
78% Westwood: Punk, Icon, Activist (2018) Tucker's film offer few revelations about the iconoclastic designer but winningly showcases Westwood's alternately gorgeous and head-scratching designs from across the decades. ‐ Original Cin
Read More | Posted Jun 29, 2018
68% Ocean's 8 (2018) The heist film may be a tough sell in the 21st century but what Ocean's 8 lacks in probability, it compensates for with crackle among the marquee cast.‐ Original Cin
Read More | Posted Jun 7, 2018
93% First Reformed (2018) Ethan Hawke soars in writer/director Schrader's masterful (if very bleak) drama about trampled faith.‐ Original Cin
Read More | Posted Jun 1, 2018
B 71% Adrift (2018) There are committed performances from the leads and some truly white-knuckle action sequences. In the minus column: a treacly romance and a plot device that begs credulity.‐ Original Cin
Read More | Posted May 31, 2018
B 60% Another Kind of Wedding (2018) This is a likable bunch with palpable chemistry and that goes a long way.‐ Original Cin
Read More | Posted May 23, 2018
A 38% A Swingers Weekend (2018) It would have been easy for filmmaker Jon E. Cohen to reduce his characters to caricatures and play them for broad laughs. But he doesn't, instead focusing on the squirm-inducing inevitability of the scenario while spotlighting deeper truths.‐ Original Cin
Read More | Posted May 11, 2018
38% Life of the Party (2018) McCarthy is crazily watchable, as always, but this lame and predictable comedy is irredeemable on multiple fronts. ‐ Original Cin
Read More | Posted May 10, 2018
86% Tully (2018) Reuniting director Jason Reitman with writer Diablo Cody, Tully is perhaps the crowning achievement of the "motherhood sucks" movement started a decade ago by French author Corinne Maier.‐ Original Cin
Read More | Posted May 4, 2018
32% Super Troopers 2 (2018) Juvenile, puerile and exactly what you'd expect a super-low-budget B-movie sequel to a super-low-budget B-movie to be.‐ Original Cin
Read More | Posted Apr 20, 2018
34% I Feel Pretty (2018) An interesting concept but one that feels rote while playing to the stereotypes it intends to subvert. ‐ Original Cin
Read More | Posted Apr 19, 2018
83% Blockers (2018) The parental leads are seriously watchable and there's some great (if queasy) gags but the film delivers less than the sum of its considerable parts. ‐ Original Cin
Read More | Posted Apr 6, 2018
50% The Miracle Season (2018) This winning YA drama tells its true story with lots of heart, committed performances, and dynamite footage of girls' volleyball in action.‐ Original Cin
Read More | Posted Apr 5, 2018
B 44% Allure (2018) While it's impossible to recommend this blisteringly dark film across the board (I think you can tell if it fits your mood or taste), it does haunt, rendering it a psychological thriller that more than lives up to its billing. ‐ Original Cin
Read More | Posted Apr 2, 2018
86% Mary Goes Round (2017) An absolute gem of a movie that hits the sweet spot between awkward and affecting without ever feeling contrived. ‐ Original Cin
Read More | Posted Mar 28, 2018
80% Unsane (2018) Soderbergh's thriller may be going for something allegorical, but the absurdity of the plot stands in the way of a persuasive narrative.‐ Original Cin
Read More | Posted Mar 22, 2018
89% Meditation Park (2017) A tender, achingly tangible story about a woman's latent self-discovery, Meditation Park is a gem propelled by Cheng Pei Pei whose wildly expressive face fires emotion straight to the heart. ‐ Original Cin
Read More | Posted Mar 6, 2018
81% The Party (2018) Films this trenchant (and mercifully short) don't come along every day.‐ Original Cin
Read More | Posted Feb 28, 2018
87% Annihilation (2018) Beautiful, intensely (and unabashedly) weird and, unusual for sci-fi, propelled by a female cast. ‐ Original Cin
Read More | Posted Feb 22, 2018
B- 63% Every Day (2018) An earnest Freaky Friday... conveys its message of tolerance and inclusion with conviction, though it could benefit from a bit more teen drama - something that can rarely be said in the real world. ‐ Original Cin
Read More | Posted Feb 22, 2018
80% Film Stars Don't Die in Liverpool (2017) Annette Bening is reliably great opposite Jamie Bell who gives knocked knees genuine poise and gravitas thanks to the source material.‐ Original Cin
Read More | Posted Jan 25, 2018
24% Forever My Girl (2018) Twee, yes, but Forever My Girl has plenty of heart and some solid performances. A journey not entirely without pleasure...‐ Original Cin
Read More | Posted Jan 18, 2018
77% In the Fade (Aus dem Nichts) (2017) Director Akin's film is insanely heavy and completely free of the redemptive happy ending nonsense so common among Hollywood films. ‐ Original Cin
Read More | Posted Jan 18, 2018
57% The Commuter (2018) Its ending is convoluted to the point of ridiculous yet Liam Neeson remains committed and indisputably watchable, a beacon amid a smouldering heap of twisted logic and garbled conclusions.‐ Original Cin
Read More | Posted Jan 11, 2018
32% Pitch Perfect 3 (2017) The knock-kneed buoyancy of the ensemble performances ensures the box office-friendly franchise goes out on a (relatively) high note even if its girl power message feels clubbed to death.‐ Original Cin
Read More | Posted Dec 21, 2017
92% The Shape of Water (2017) To see The Shape of Water is to be catapulted into a dream world of dancing raindrops and swirling colours that toggle between scary and cool. Smart money says you'll enjoy the sensation either way.‐ Original Cin
Read More | Posted Dec 8, 2017
51% Roman J. Israel, Esq. (2017) Washington conjures a character clearly in crisis who is equally repulsive and sympathetic. But this really is a mess, a glorious, well-acted mess. Rubberneckers: your must-see has arrived.‐ Original Cin
Read More | Posted Nov 22, 2017
97% Coco (2017) Coco is a lovely film, with fizzy songs sure to resonate with the small-fry and empowering messages about following dreams and helping friends. It's also explosively colourful, and beautifully rendered.‐ Original Cin
Read More | Posted Nov 21, 2017
97% Mudbound (2017) Director Dee Reese uses the lengthy runtime to develop these characters, and we feel genuinely thunderstruck when calamity falls, as powerfully as a punch to the head.‐ Original Cin
Read More | Posted Nov 17, 2017
40% Justice League (2017) The biggest sin a movie like this can commit is being boring. And bottom line: Justice League is seriously ho-hum, offering negligible thrills and some screamingly ridiculous plot twists.‐ Original Cin
Read More | Posted Nov 15, 2017
57% Murder On The Orient Express (2017) Branagh's Murder on the Orient Express is beautiful but boring. Nothing in this latest iteration substantively stretches, expands or toys with the source material.‐ Original Cin
Read More | Posted Nov 10, 2017
99% Lady Bird (2017) The film soars because it scans as real, each character someone who might very well live next door, struggling with everyday issues - family, sex, love, money, status, expectation, and disappointment.‐ Original Cin
Read More | Posted Nov 8, 2017
28% A Bad Moms Christmas (2017) It's hard to overstate just how awful - really, truly, unabashedly dreadful - A Bad Moms Christmas is, or to exaggerate the many levels on which it disappoints.‐ Original Cin
Read More | Posted Nov 1, 2017
66% Breathe (2017) Breathe wants to be liked. What it doesn't do is genuinely engage or surprise, offering neat conclusions and platitudes where a little grit would raise its game. ‐ Original Cin
Read More | Posted Oct 20, 2017
87% Only the Brave (2017) Kosinski has us consider the firefighters as people - which may be a gamble for an action movie, but boy, are we sucked through the wringer when inevitable tragedy strikes.‐ Original Cin
Read More | Posted Oct 19, 2017