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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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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)
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2/5 50% 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)
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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)
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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)
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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)
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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)
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3/5 90% Tim's Vermeer (2014) As a portrait of one man's all-consuming persistence alone, it's astonishing.‐ Metro (UK)
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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)
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4/5 77% 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)
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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)
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3/5 83% The Armstrong Lie (2013) Rigorously researched yet repetitive, it never quite hits the button.‐ Metro (UK)
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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)
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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)
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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)
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4/5 67% How I Live Now (2013) Oscar-nominated former child star [Saoirse] Ronan is a reason enough to see any film. ‐ Metro (UK)
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3/5 50% Thanks For Sharing (2013) This well-acted dramedy is a ploddingly earnest look at addiction and recovery. ‐ Metro (UK)
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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)
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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)
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52% 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)
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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)
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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)
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3/5 84% 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)
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3/5 67% Turbo (2013) There's the odd giggle and diverting adult support from Samuel L Jackson, Snoop Dogg and Paul Giamatti but the ideal audience age range here is knee high to grasshopper.‐ Metro (UK)
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1/5 No Score Yet A New York Winter's Tale (2014) Stay put and you'll find this syrupy love story akin to being mercilessly waterboarded by cupcakes.‐ Metro (UK)
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3/5 49% Escape Plan (2013) As implausible macho nonsense goes, it's surprisingly good. ‐ Metro (UK)
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5/5 93% Captain Phillips (2013) The film's real muscle - intelligently never over-flexed - is as an allegory in the balance of global power and the value of life. ‐ Metro (UK)
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4/5 60% Ender's Game (2013) Starship Troopers, Alien, Tron and Star Trek also make up the movie's DNA but the story - a provocative study about the morality of warfare and conflicts of leadership - injects something powerful and new into the familiar 'chosen one' plot trajectory.‐ Metro (UK)
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5/5 97% The Selfish Giant (2013) Strong, beautiful and honest film-making.‐ Metro (UK)
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5/5 84% Under the Skin (2014) this mysterious masterpiece seduces you into a very different twilight zone of unforgettable sci-fi strangeness.‐ Metro (UK)
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4/5 66% Thor: The Dark World (2013) This feels like a really, really, expensive episode of Doctor Who. In a good way. ‐ Metro (UK)
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2/5 76% Noah (2014) The CGI animals are spectacular, the battles less so and, though none of it really makes sense, neither, some might argue, does the Bible.‐ Metro (UK)
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2/5 No Score Yet The Counsellor (2013) It's like watching a movie in another language. ‐ Metro (UK)
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3/5 88% Fill the Void (2013) [Rama] Burshtein oppressively captures the claustrophobia of a close-knit community where every daily act - from opening a door to eating - is a religious ritual.‐ Metro (UK)
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90% Cinema Paradiso (Nuovo Cinema Paradiso) (1988) A cinema-lover's delight.‐ Metro (UK)
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4/5 93% American Hustle (2013) It's a sly film that slips through your fingers, leaving the glitter of great performances, but one you'll be hustling to watch again. ‐ Metro (UK)
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1/5 67% Moshi Monsters: The Movie (2013) Anyone over the age of nine should avoid. Strenuously. ‐ Metro (UK)
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2/5 25% Walking With Dinosaurs (2013) When the wisecracking dialogue occasionally shuts up and the jerky pace slows down, you notice the astonishing CGI detailing. Otherwise, this boasts all the flair, heart and originality of an inbred sea cucumber. ‐ Metro (UK)
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4/5 75% Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues (2013) It's older, fatter but as sublimely silly as ever, with ba-da-bing! timing and a finale of celebrity cameo craziness. ‐ Metro (UK)
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3/5 59% Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom (2013) What keeps [Mandela: Long Walk] anchored is a towering, Golden Globe-nominated performance from Idris Elba ‐ Metro (UK)
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3/5 89% The World's End (2013) Where Shaun Of The Dead was inspired, this is comfortingly repetitive. But hey, isn't that the main attraction of any pub? ‐ Metro (UK)
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14% Suspension Of Disbelief (2013) It's less a movie than a series of seminar notes.‐ Metro (UK)
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55% Breathe In (2014) A sombre, low-key, male mid-life crisis drama, full of meaningful glances, unspoken resentment and underlying regret.‐ Metro (UK)
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61% The Frozen Ground (2013) This is the kind of by-the-book, no-surprises, 'based on actual events' serial killer thriller you could write yourself.‐ Metro (UK)
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4/5 99% Wadjda (2013) Determinedly non-preachy, non-bitter and rapturously uplifting.‐ Metro (UK)
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4/5 87% Alan Partridge (2014) Hopping from small to big screen is a trick few manage. This wisely and bravely keeps it small-scale and local - playing out like a slightly over-stretched TV special rather than a doomed attempt to lap-dance to Hollywood with A Good Day To Die Partridge‐ Metro (UK)
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58% Viramundo (2013) [An] infuriatingly drifty doc. ‐ Metro (UK)
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70% The Wolverine (2013) A multimillion dollar pile of tedium.‐ Metro (UK)
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3/5 50% Looking for Hortense (Cherchez Hortense) (2012) Veering between relationship intrigues and farce, this is not especially moving or particularly funny and yet it's very well acted and quirkily genial.‐ Metro (UK)
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3/5 71% Foxfire (2013) Initially a tinglingly edgy and realistic portrait of girl power in an age when female sexuality was considered an unclear but present danger to society, this frustratingly unravels over 143 minutes into something increasingly woolly and unconvincing.‐ Metro (UK)
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2/5 31% The Lone Ranger (2013) Guess what? It's not actually that bad.‐ Metro (UK)
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