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Larushka Ivan-Zadeh

Larushka Ivan-Zadeh
Larushka Ivan-Zadeh's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): London Evening Standard, Times (UK), Metro (UK)

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
85% Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again (2018) Perhaps it was too much to expect lightning to strike twice. This sequel is OK, it's just not loads of fun. ‐ Metro (UK)
Read More | Posted Jul 17, 2018
5/5 94% First Reformed (2018) First Reformed is a tough, masterful movie. ‐ Metro (UK)
Read More | Posted Jul 11, 2018
2/5 38% Mary Shelley (2018) The story is all blood, sex, lust, love and death but director Haifaa al-Mansour's period drama is just too pretty and polite.‐ Metro (UK)
Read More | Posted Jul 5, 2018
3/5 43% Swimming with Men (2018) Most of the beats are predictable... What gives it depth is that it's loosely based on a true story‐ Metro (UK)
Read More | Posted Jul 5, 2018
4/5 88% Whitney (2018) The result is haunting and revelatory.‐ Metro (UK)
Read More | Posted Jul 5, 2018
3/5 73% Adrift (2018) It's a mildly gruelling watch that leaves you both inspired by Tami's real-life resilient spirit of adventure and will to live, and boggled as to why anyone would be crazy enough to set out across such a watery wilderness in the first place.‐ Metro (UK)
Read More | Posted Jun 27, 2018
3/5 64% Sicario: Day of the Soldado (2018) The problem with such wall-to-wall shadiness is that you're increasingly left in the dark over character motivation. ‐ Metro (UK)
Read More | Posted Jun 27, 2018
4/5 77% In the Fade (Aus dem Nichts) (2017) It's one of the performances of [Diane Kruger's] career.‐ Metro (UK)
Read More | Posted Jun 20, 2018
2/5 53% Freak Show (2018) Billy's schoolmates are either implausible (the jock who quotes Oscar Wilde) or one-dimensional (Abigail Breslin's Trump-ite cheerleader who insists 'all gays are going to hell'), though Laverne Cox lights up the screen with a fleeting cameo.‐ Metro (UK)
Read More | Posted Jun 20, 2018
3/5 67% Ocean's 8 (2018) A slight but slick heist caper with a blinging all-star female cast ‐ Metro (UK)
Read More | Posted Jun 20, 2018
3/5 96% Studio 54 (2018) More on the creative Schrager would have also been groovy but Studio 54 is still a well-researched, atmospherically edited Boogie Nights fable that memorably whisks you behind the club's notorious velvet rope.‐ Metro (UK)
Read More | Posted Jun 13, 2018
5/5 74% The Happy Prince (2018) It may sound bleak but there's a captivating warmth, humour and vigour to this heartfelt passion project. That's because Rupert Everett not only lives and breathes Wilde but also his world.‐ Metro (UK)
Read More | Posted Jun 13, 2018
5/5 89% Hereditary (2018) It's utterly terrifying - but in a way you can't quite put your finger on. Which means you will never, ever shake it off.‐ Metro (UK)
Read More | Posted Jun 13, 2018
3/5 100% All the Wild Horses (2017) Awe-inspiring shots of the vast plains aside, All The Wild Horses is more like something you'd enjoy on the small screen. Exhilarating yet slight, it could do with a bit more backstory and context...‐ Metro (UK)
Read More | Posted Jun 6, 2018
2/5 62% The Boy Downstairs (2018) The Boy Downstairs is the equivalent of spending an evening half-watching telly in your slippersocks.‐ Metro (UK)
Read More | Posted Jun 6, 2018
4/5 100% McQueen (2018) An elegant and engrossing examination of the late tormented fashion genius.‐ Metro (UK)
Read More | Posted Jun 6, 2018
3/5 87% My Friend Dahmer (2017) Lynch's opaque performance deliberately keeps you at a distance and avoids any easy answers.‐ Metro (UK)
Read More | Posted May 30, 2018
4/5 71% Double Lover (L'amant double) (2018) Say 'bonjour' to that rare joy of joys, a film that hits the sweet spot between classy art house and erotic trash.‐ Metro (UK)
Read More | Posted May 30, 2018
1/5 53% Book Club (2018) What's most depressing is that such a glittering line-up of Oscar talent is reduced to working with such floppy material.‐ Metro (UK)
Read More | Posted May 30, 2018
3/5 94% The Rape Of Recy Taylor (2017) Very much of the Me Too moment, this uneven but important documentary exists to give a voice to the voiceless, in this case the "staggering" number of black women raped by white men throughout US history.‐ Times (UK)
Read More | Posted May 25, 2018
1/5 17% Show Dogs (2018) A tiresomely sassy script is so desperate to be down with da kidz that it fails to invest in what should be at the core of such a movie: the simple, pure love between human and hound.‐ Metro (UK)
Read More | Posted May 23, 2018
5/5 94% The Breadwinner (2017) The story-within-a-story device doesn't work, but it's still the most thoughtful, sensitively realised, beautifully drawn and affecting animation about children in wartime since Grave Of The Fireflies.‐ Metro (UK)
Read More | Posted May 23, 2018
4/5 68% Edie (2017) It's by no means perfect but any film that inspires 80-year-olds to climb a mountain - or at least believe they still can - can only be a good thing.‐ Metro (UK)
Read More | Posted May 23, 2018
4/5 100% A Cambodian Spring (2018) This is a slow-burn piece of investigative journalism: a grassroots exposé of how Cambodia's newly democratic government snaffled World Bank money.‐ Times (UK)
Read More | Posted May 18, 2018
4/5 100% Montparnasse Bienvenue (Jeune femme) (2017) In real life Paula would be a nightmare but on film you can't get enough of her thanks to a snappy 98-minute running time and Dosch's magnetic performance.‐ Metro (UK)
Read More | Posted May 16, 2018
2/5 69% On Chesil Beach (2018) You never really connect with these lovers any more than they connect with each other.‐ Metro (UK)
Read More | Posted May 16, 2018
3/5 82% Deadpool 2 (2018) Ultimately, it lives or dies by how tiresome you find its hero, who is, as Cable puts it, 'a jabbering butt plug'. ‐ Metro (UK)
Read More | Posted May 16, 2018
4/5 93% Custody (Jusqu'à la garde) (2018) Buried amid a week of non-inspiring film releases, this French gem is well worth ferreting out.‐ Times (UK)
Read More | Posted May 11, 2018
4/5 92% Revenge (2018) Coralie Fargeat teams breathtaking desert visuals with ultra close-ups to distinctive and queasy effect.‐ Metro (UK)
Read More | Posted May 9, 2018
3/5 25% 7 Days in Entebbe (2018) Director José Padilha insists on intercutting key action scenes with a modern dance performance by the Batsheva Dance Company. It's a brave, arty device that, sadly, fails to work. In fact it's downright distracting.‐ Metro (UK)
Read More | Posted May 9, 2018
3/5 47% How to Talk to Girls at Parties (2018) [Elle] Fanning is always a delight but the revelation here is [Alex] Sharp. Where have you been all our lives?‐ Metro (UK)
Read More | Posted May 9, 2018
92% Lean on Pete (2018) Rising star Charlie Plummer is mesmerizing... ‐ Metro (UK)
Read More | Posted May 3, 2018
4/5 86% Mary and The Witch's Flower (2018) Kate Winslet and Jim Broadbent fill out the impressive voice cast but it's the fantastical visuals that'll wow you - try to picture Hogwarts meets The Yellow Submarine. The hand-drawn imagination is truly eye-popping.‐ Metro (UK)
Read More | Posted May 3, 2018
3/5 32% I Feel Pretty (2018) But if the script is patchy and the logic that powers the story seriously flawed, it's still consistently amusing in an undemanding-on-the-brain way.‐ Metro (UK)
Read More | Posted May 3, 2018
5/5 87% Tully (2018) Charlize Theron is marvellous as Marlo...‐ Metro (UK)
Read More | Posted May 3, 2018
3/5 88% The Wound (Inxeba) (2017) But this Xhosa take on Brokeback Mountain still makes for a fascinating reflection on African masculinity, even if it hits predictable dramatic beats.‐ Metro (UK)
Read More | Posted Apr 25, 2018
3/5 100% The Deminer (2017) Luckily, the trove of astonishing archive footage speaks for itself.‐ Metro (UK)
Read More | Posted Apr 25, 2018
4/5 94% Beast (2018) There are times where Beast tries too hard to be odd but this psychosexual thriller boasts its own confidently distinctive voice courtesy of debut writer/director Michael Pearce.‐ Metro (UK)
Read More | Posted Apr 25, 2018
2/5 36% The Leisure Seeker (2018) Despite unconvincing dialogue, [Donald] Sutherland is great as the professor obsessed with Ernest Hemingway but [Helen] Mirren feels miscast as his chatty southern wife.‐ Metro (UK)
Read More | Posted Apr 18, 2018
3/5 63% Every Day (2018) Sure, there are plenty of moral and conceptual ideas that remain unexplored, and having set up the premise, the film doesn't quite know how to end. But none of that desperately matters if you're a young viewer with a taste for paranormal romance.‐ Metro (UK)
Read More | Posted Apr 18, 2018
4/5 79% The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society (2018) There's gentle humour brought by the quirky country folk, which errs on the broad side but is elevated by classy performances from Tom Courtenay and Katherine Parkinson.‐ Metro (UK)
Read More | Posted Apr 18, 2018
3/5 77% A Gentle Creature (2017) It's a fitfully interesting insight into a determined woman's fight for justice but, with its corruption and frustrating cycles of fruitless administration, this is best read as an allegory of Russia itself, which could hardly be more topical.‐ Metro (UK)
Read More | Posted Apr 12, 2018
4/5 93% Custody (Jusqu'à la garde) (2018) It's rare to see such suspense come from everyday activities; each scene is infused with a sense of potential dread. ‐ Metro (UK)
Read More | Posted Apr 12, 2018
2/5 17% The Titan (2018) This hokey sci-fi won't exactly transport you to another place but it is oddly diverting if you're in guilty-pleasure mode‐ Metro (UK)
Read More | Posted Apr 12, 2018
3/5 No Score Yet Antonio Lopez 1970: Sex Fashion & Disco (2018) The archive visuals are a ball, yet the story is too skimpy to justify stretching this to feature length. It's like being told about an awesome party when you really just want to be there.‐ Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Apr 6, 2018
1/5 44% The Hurricane Heist (2018) Unforgivably more boring than bad, this has characters, dialogue and music of a quality that would come free with a make-your-own-action-movie kit, while the special effects are anything but.‐ Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Apr 5, 2018
3/5 79% I Kill Giants (2018) It's not Donnie Darko, but it may delight the nerdie tween weirdo in your life.‐ Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Apr 5, 2018
4/5 86% Thoroughbreds (2018) A deliciously icy noir...‐ Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Apr 5, 2018
1/5 18% Death Wish (2018) Roth's vapid effort is unlikely to promote anything but yawns.‐ Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Apr 5, 2018
5/5 82% Ghost Stories (2018) This is a spine-chiller of the highest order.‐ Metro (UK)
Read More | Posted Apr 4, 2018