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Lanre Bakare

Lanre Bakare
Lanre Bakare's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Guardian

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
4/5 70% All These Sleepless Nights (2017) The film is essentially a series of journal entries, but one which shows the ephemeral nature of youthful abandon and the value of the adage "a weekend wasted is never a weekend wasted".‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Apr 4, 2017
4/5 81% Patriots Day (2017) The tension that slowly builds as the inevitable finally happens is brilliantly wrought, with the score - provided by Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross - proving a swelling drone which creeps up and peaks in all the right places.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Nov 18, 2016
3/5 24% The Comedian (2017) Hackford creates something between the slapstick daftness of Bad Grandpa and the existential darkness of Louie.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Nov 12, 2016
4/5 77% Goat (2016) Neel has taken college drama tropes and made them nastier, darker and much more interesting.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Sep 13, 2016
3/5 88% The Lure (Córki dancingu) (2017) The Lure's premise alone will turn heads but once the novelty wears off the question will remain: where's the story?‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Sep 9, 2016
3/5 75% Brahman Naman (2016) There's fun internal bickering among the lads, mostly about bovine sex, but what writer Naman Ramachandran best captures is the sexist, selfish creed to which the groups at hand subscribe.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Jul 8, 2016
4/5 94% Newtown (2016) Snyder uses her camera as a friendly ear and as an eye to bear witness. Gun control and gun rights are clearly in the mix but the truth about what happened and why it happened are the mystery her film scrutinizes.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Jan 30, 2016
5/5 94% Life, Animated (2016) A beguiling mix of animated storytelling and narration that doesn't flinch from exploring the emotional highs and lows that accompany a life with autism.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Jan 29, 2016
1/5 75% The Eyes of My Mother (2016) From its black-and-white presentation to its minimalist construction the film cries out arthouse, but there's a sense it's trying way too hard.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Jan 29, 2016
4/5 95% Maya Angelou: And Still I Rise (2016) No hagiography, it paints a portrait of a life lived to the full and dedicated to being true to oneself.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Jan 27, 2016
3/5 93% Richard Linklater: Dream Is Destiny (2016) What Dream is Destiny makes clear is that commercial success really isn't everything, and that being a director who isn't bothered by it can lead to a singular if perhaps undervalued career.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Jan 27, 2016
4/5 83% Kiki (2017) It's an ultimately uplifting film and one that doesn't patronise or placate: the ballroom is shown for what it is, complex, flamboyant and a place to express yourself.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Jan 27, 2016
3/5 50% Complete Unknown (2016) Unfortunately, with the big reveal having already arrived in the first act, the film isn't much more than an elongated debate that leaves you thinking: so what?‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Jan 26, 2016
3/5 72% The Birth of a Nation (2016) The film's often ham-fisted composition will leave many turned off.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Jan 26, 2016
4/5 100% Under the Gun (2016) It's a tight, slick polemic which doesn't shy from the complexity surrounding the debate or the fact it wants you the viewer to get up and do something about it. With Soechtig's track record, more than a few people probably will.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Jan 25, 2016
3/5 95% Manchester by the Sea (2016) Manchester-by-the-Sea is a study of family dysfunction and the worse loss imaginable, but one held back by the fact it's all filtered through Affleck's withdrawn lead.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Jan 24, 2016
5/5 97% Weiner (2016) A compelling, deep dive into a scandal that so many, especially the New York Post and Stephen Colbert, had painted as the simple - and crude - case of one prurient politician.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Jan 24, 2016
3/5 93% Michael Jackson's Journey From Motown to Off the Wall (2016) Lee delivers what the title promises, but it feels very much like a film that's been made to coincide with an album reissue.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Jan 24, 2016
4/5 71% White Girl (2016) Buttons will definitely be pushed by White Girl, but after the moral panic hopefully people will still be talking about the film itself.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Jan 24, 2016
4/5 94% Lo and Behold, Reveries of the Connected World (2016) Via a coterie of charming, if sometimes awkward boffins and geeks interviewed in labs or their own garages, Herzog weaves a fantastical tale that tries to explain the online world inhabited by about 3 billion people.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Jan 24, 2016
4/5 50% Belgica (2016) Instead of a morality tale about excess and its certain fatal consequences, things look a lot more like real life.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Jan 22, 2016
4/5 100% Breaking A Monster (2016) It's a charming and engaging mix - the antithesis of Metallica's ego overload, and just as watchable.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted May 14, 2015
4/5 90% Raiders!: The Story of the Greatest Fan Film Ever Made (2016) The will-they-won't-they dynamic of the film grips you and it's almost impossible not to root for Strompolos and Zala, especially when things on set get hairy as the final explosive scene goes awry.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Mar 19, 2015
4/5 94% Best Of Enemies (2015) Reminiscent of When We Were Kings, Neville and Gordon set up the prize fight and then let the two intellectual heavyweights deliver the blows.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Mar 17, 2015