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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
1/5 27% Suburbicon (2017) Clooney leaves his black characters short-changed (we barely get to know them) despite his heavy-handed highlighting of US racial injustice.‐ Metro (UK)
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5/5 98% Jane (2017) Sublimely scored by Philip Glass, this inspiring, unsentimental portrait not only glows but is an empowering must-see every mother should take her daughter too - or vice versa.‐ Metro (UK)
Read More | Posted Nov 22, 2017
4/5 85% Battle of the Sexes (2017) Meanwhile, the triple threat of Sarah Silverman, Alan Cumming and Elisabeth Shue all rolled up in one film is a joy almost too great to bear.‐ Metro (UK)
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3/5 95% Film Stars Don't Die in Liverpool (2017) Annette Bening is terrific as the effervescent Grahame but it's [Jamie] Bell who works real magic on a role that would otherwise be an adoring (frequently shirtless) puppy dog.‐ Metro (UK)
Read More | Posted Nov 15, 2017
3/5 91% Good Time (2017) Robert Pattinson finally drives a stake through his image as the moony hunk from Twilight with this convincing, career-shifting performance - his finest to date.‐ Metro (UK)
Read More | Posted Nov 15, 2017
5/5 98% Mudbound (2017) Dee Rees's Deep South melodrama is an instant classic.‐ Metro (UK)
Read More | Posted Nov 15, 2017
5/5 95% The Florida Project (2017) For the most part what you get here are raw, non-star performances combined with knockout neon visuals. ‐ Metro (UK)
Read More | Posted Nov 8, 2017
4/5 86% Professor Marston & The Wonder Women (2017) A timely and astute exploration of gender power.‐ Metro (UK)
Read More | Posted Nov 8, 2017
5/5 100% Paddington 2 (2018) But the secret weapon here is Grant: as a vain, once-A-list actor reduced to advertising doggie dinners, he hams it up with just the right amount of self-loathing. At his finest, no one can do comedy quite like him and this is an incomparable performance.‐ Metro (UK)
Read More | Posted Nov 8, 2017
3/5 88% Ferrari: Race to Immortality (2017) It certainly captures the 'live fast, die young' glamour of the bygone Formula One scene. After all, no one lived faster.‐ Metro (UK)
Read More | Posted Nov 1, 2017
4/5 88% Thelma (2017) Norwegian director Joachim Trier refuses to stick either his characters or the forces guiding them into neat boxes.‐ Metro (UK)
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5/5 78% The Killing of a Sacred Deer (2017) Weirdness, total weirdness. ‐ Metro (UK)
Read More | Posted Nov 1, 2017
3/5 92% Brawl in Cell Block 99 (2017) [Vince] Vaughn is captivating in his vulnerable, forlorn-eyed, rage-fuelled intensity. More than anything, it's him that compels you to watch through these 132 demolishing minutes.‐ Metro (UK)
Read More | Posted Oct 19, 2017
4/5 100% I Am Not a Witch (2017) A fascinating witch's brew of absurdism, realism, satire and fairy tale, I Am Not A Witch reveals young Zambian-Welsh director/writer Rungano Nyoni as a blazing talent to watch.‐ Metro (UK)
Read More | Posted Oct 19, 2017
5/5 97% The Death of Stalin (2017) Witty and scarily pertinent to almost any organisation, The Death Of Stalin is so brilliant it's a privilege to watch it.‐ Metro (UK)
Read More | Posted Oct 19, 2017
3/5 53% On the Road (2016) Occasionally a delightfully intimate filmic device, it soon wears thin and will frustrate Wolf Alice fans since the band mainly waft about in the background.‐ Metro (UK)
Read More | Posted Oct 11, 2017
3/5 73% The Ritual (2017) Director David Bruckner makes the most of the misty, twiggy Scandi location to conjure a memorable sense of unease, while his cut-above cast are believable as early middle-aged blokes whose once close friendship is tested.‐ Metro (UK)
Read More | Posted Oct 11, 2017
4/5 92% The Party (2018) A spiky script that skewers the contemporary liberal elite is clearly relished by the splendid cast. ‐ Metro (UK)
Read More | Posted Oct 11, 2017
2/5 34% American Assassin (2017) With a generic title like American Assassin, this sounds like a Chuck Norris straight-to-DVD action flick. It's only a slight upgrade.‐ Metro (UK)
Read More | Posted Oct 11, 2017
5/5 68% mother! (2017) Ultimately, you may be left pondering not so much the allegory as to why [Darren] Aronofsky would want to push not just his audience but his girlfriend through such an extreme wringer.‐ Metro (UK)
Read More | Posted Oct 11, 2017
3/5 77% Final Portrait (2017) Actor-turned-director Stanley Tucci's fifth movie is like an engagingly acted episode stretched into a feature. ‐ Metro (UK)
Read More | Posted Oct 11, 2017
3/5 78% An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth To Power (2017) This is essentially a training video, calling viewers to activism with the slogan: 'If our leaders refuse to lead, our citizens will.' If we could only plug our grid into Gore, we'd have an inexhaustible supply of renewable energy.‐ Metro (UK)
Read More | Posted Oct 11, 2017
2/5 16% The Dark Tower (2017) Not so much a stinker of a movie as a bafflingly incomplete one, The Dark Tower has presumably been inflicted with so many cuts it's like watching a 95-minute trailer.‐ Metro (UK)
Read More | Posted Oct 11, 2017
5/5 87% Blade Runner 2049 (2017) This is a rare sequel that enhances, arguably even surpasses, the mastery of its original. Harrison Ford dubbed it 'a cathedral' of a movie and he's right - this is one to worship.‐ Metro (UK)
Read More | Posted Oct 11, 2017
3/5 77% Borg vs McEnroe (Borg McEnroe) (2017) Hollywood bad boy Shia LaBeouf is perfect as former tennis bad boy John McEnroe. He slams in a career-best turn in what's otherwise a largely inert sports movie.‐ Metro (UK)
Read More | Posted Oct 11, 2017
3/5 51% Kingsman: The Golden Circle (2017) It's another goofily imaginative movie for teenagers made by middle-aged comic book fans. What's lacking this time is the sparky relationship between Firth's avuncular gent and Egerton's scrappy yoof. ‐ Metro (UK)
Read More | Posted Oct 11, 2017
4/5 54% The Lego Ninjago Movie (2017) The film is full of the nostalgic charm of the cartoon series and wittily references the fact it is entirely made out of fingerprint-smudged bricks in a way Lego Batman kind of forgot. ‐ Metro (UK)
Read More | Posted Oct 11, 2017
3/5 65% Victoria & Abdul (2017) Dench is, of course, magnificent.‐ Metro (UK)
Read More | Posted Sep 29, 2017
95% Beauty and The Beast (La Belle et la bête) (1946) More exquisite than ever thanks to a 4K restoration, Jean Cocteau's dreamy 1946 black-and-white retelling of Beauty And The Beast is a real spellbinder.‐ Metro (UK)
Read More | Posted Sep 6, 2017
2/5 47% Age of Uprising: The Legend of Michael Kohlhaas (2014) Arnaud des Pallières's dreary French costume drama might have been called Robin Hood And His Very Un-Merry Men.‐ Metro (UK)
Read More | Posted Sep 6, 2017
3/5 39% Delivery Man (2013) A sentimental exploration of what fatherhood means that doesn't overdo it with the sperm gags, it's a rather charming if unexceptional dramedy.‐ Metro (UK)
Read More | Posted Sep 6, 2017
3/5 67% The Railway Man (2014) It's well acted, with a few moments of remarkable intensity, but it's not a journey you'd rush to take.‐ Metro (UK)
Read More | Posted Sep 6, 2017
96% 12 Years a Slave (2013) Add the visionary direction by Steve McQueen, the British Turner Prize-winning artist turned film-maker (Hunger, Shame) and you have an out-and-out stunner.‐ Metro (UK)
Read More | Posted Sep 6, 2017
5/5 98% The Night of the Hunter (1955) The only film directed by actor Charles Laughton, this haunting masterpiece is simply one of the best horrors ever made.‐ Metro (UK)
Read More | Posted Sep 6, 2017
3/5 90% Tim's Vermeer (2014) As a portrait of one man's all-consuming persistence alone, it's astonishing.‐ Metro (UK)
Read More | Posted Sep 6, 2017
2/5 17% Devil's Due (2014) Tiresomely and implausibly shot entirely as if found footage, this female-written horror is Rosemary's Baby for the Paranormal Activity generation.‐ Metro (UK)
Read More | Posted Sep 6, 2017
4/5 78% The Wolf of Wall Street (2013) The film has roused censure for glorifying crime, with scant, awkwardly realised minutes paid to Belfort's eventual comeuppance. But surely 71-year-old Scorsese, a one-time wannabe priest whose work is preoccupied with morality, did that deliberately?‐ Metro (UK)
Read More | Posted Sep 6, 2017
5/5 93% Inside Llewyn Davis (2013) The direction is pitch-perfect; the characters unique and eccentric yet fully realised and the script, woven with absurdist comedy, a marvel ‐ Metro (UK)
Read More | Posted Sep 6, 2017
3/5 83% The Armstrong Lie (2013) Rigorously researched yet repetitive, it never quite hits the button.‐ Metro (UK)
Read More | Posted Sep 6, 2017
4/5 91% Blue Jasmine (2013) Happiness is shown to be elusive in this astute study of aspiration and delusion that leaves you hanging on a melancholy note. If this should prove to be [Woody] Allen's last film, he will have gone out on a high. ‐ Metro (UK)
Read More | Posted Sep 6, 2017
30% Austenland (2013) With all the makings of a cult, this hit-and-miss hoot is as weird - and certainly much sillier than you'd expect - of a comedy produced by Stefanie 'Twilight' Meyer but directed/penned by the co-writer of Napoleon Dynamite. ‐ Metro (UK)
Read More | Posted Sep 6, 2017
2/5 8% Runner Runner (2013) The leads, including a demeaned Gemma Arterton, are sparkling high-rollers but no one really emerges a winner from this forgettable low-risk, low-stakes drama.‐ Metro (UK)
Read More | Posted Sep 6, 2017
4/5 68% How I Live Now (2013) Oscar-nominated former child star [Saoirse] Ronan is a reason enough to see any film. ‐ Metro (UK)
Read More | Posted Sep 6, 2017
3/5 50% Thanks For Sharing (2013) This well-acted dramedy is a ploddingly earnest look at addiction and recovery. ‐ Metro (UK)
Read More | Posted Sep 6, 2017
2/5 32% Emperor (2013) The history is sketchy, the central questions unresolved, the romance is tepid and [Matthew] Fox is a weak, uninteresting lead. ‐ Metro (UK)
Read More | Posted Sep 6, 2017
3/5 96% The Crash Reel (2013) The only problem is that, with so much fascinating material to cover, The Crash Reel skips over half of it.‐ Metro (UK)
Read More | Posted Sep 6, 2017
53% The To Do List (2013) Mixing Gloria Steinem and gross-out gags with messy aplomb, first-time writer/director Maggie Carey has created a landmark romcom. ‐ Metro (UK)
Read More | Posted Sep 6, 2017
3/5 93% Sunshine on Leith (2013) To say you don't like an upbeat British film this unpretentiously nice is like saying you don't like tea and biscuits.‐ Metro (UK)
Read More | Posted Sep 6, 2017
3/5 82% Prince Avalanche (2013) There's almost no plot and just two other minor characters but Prince Avalanche is a haunting, eccentric and ultimately touching little curio.‐ Metro (UK)
Read More | Posted Sep 6, 2017
3/5 85% Last Passenger (2014) This has the potential to become a camp classic of UK cinema, with the mundane British setting amusingly at odds with the disaster-thriller delivery. ‐ Metro (UK)
Read More | Posted Sep 6, 2017