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Lee Marshall

Lee Marshall
Lee Marshall's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Screen International

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
100% Behemoth (Bei xi mo shou) (2017) Refreshingly undidactic, Behemoth leaves us to work out that, after hell and purgatory, this empty metropolis, made by the industrial monster that ravages the steppes, and the sweat and blood of those who serve it, is the film's tragic, ironic heaven.‐ Screen International
Read More | Posted Nov 20, 2017
No Score Yet Bye bye Germany (Es war einmal in Deutschland...) (2017) Bye Bye Germany takes an old-fashioned approach to period colour, evoking a 1946 Frankfurt still devastated by Allied bombing and war shortages.‐ Screen International
Read More | Posted Oct 25, 2017
81% The Square (2017) But in all its flawed brilliance, The Square remains an original, visceral, uncomfortable and essential viewing experience.‐ Screen International
Read More | Posted Oct 24, 2017
No Score Yet The Sower (Le semeur) (2017) The film's only real flaw is the relentless beauty of every single shot. And yet this is not quite a case of style over substance.‐ Screen International
Read More | Posted Oct 8, 2017
58% Fireworks, Should We See It from the Side or the Bottom? (2017) A fair to middling anime that packs a lot of cuteness into its regulation 90-minute running time, but delivers little ... gender- and generation-bridging magic.‐ Screen International
Read More | Posted Sep 25, 2017
No Score Yet Above the Law (Tueurs) (2017) [A] tasty genre number ...‐ Screen International
Read More | Posted Sep 8, 2017
90% The Rape Of Recy Taylor (2017) An enquiry into the brutal rape of a black woman in 1944 Alabama broadens into an alternative, female-gaze civil rights documentary in Nancy Buirski's latest.‐ Screen International
Read More | Posted Sep 7, 2017
100% Jim & Andy: The Great Beyond - Featuring a Very Special, Contractually Obligated Mention of Tony Clifton (2017) It makes for powerful and stimulating viewing whether or not a game is being played with viewers.‐ Screen International
Read More | Posted Sep 5, 2017
No Score Yet Gatta Cenerentola (2017) Engagingly plotted, this hard-boiled fairytale has a potentially wider audience than Rak's debut, especially on home ground in Italy, as well as in animation-friendly France and Belgium.‐ Screen International
Read More | Posted Sep 5, 2017
96% Ex Libris: New York Public Library (2017) Meticulous and mostly absorbing ...‐ Screen International
Read More | Posted Sep 4, 2017
91% Brawl in Cell Block 99 (2017) An intriguing but not entirely successful mix of austere prison procedural (rarely have jail admittance routines been shown in such painstaking detail) and schlocky B-movie.‐ Screen International
Read More | Posted Sep 3, 2017
91% Our Souls at Night (2017) Nothing of what follows will be this surprising, or surprising at all, but that's not to belittle a tender film that goes beyond twinkly silver-haired romance ...‐ Screen International
Read More | Posted Sep 1, 2017
100% The Insult (L'insulte) (2018) It's a bold and timely play with fire, but also a sensitive, good-humoured probe into human weakness - especially of the male kind.‐ Screen International
Read More | Posted Aug 31, 2017
95% Human Flow (2017) Films rarely fit their titles as snugly as Chinese artist and activist Ai Weiwei's ambitious, timely documentary survey of the worldwide refugee crisis.‐ Screen International
Read More | Posted Aug 31, 2017
64% Downsizing (2017) There's something for everyone in Downsizing - just not a full meal.‐ Screen International
Read More | Posted Aug 30, 2017
68% A Gentle Creature (2017) The film never regains its delicate balance between women's drama and parable of nationhood; but it remains a fascinating failure.‐ Screen International
Read More | Posted May 25, 2017
No Score Yet Until the Birds Return (En attendant les hirondelles) (2017) The film's stories ... are essentially intimate character sketches, with too little thematic resonance to act as a state of the nation fresco and not enough shared chords to mesh on a purely dramatic level.‐ Screen International
Read More | Posted May 22, 2017
66% Happy End (2017) Happy End feels like an assemblage of Haneke's favourite themes, a spread of nibbles that ... never amounts to a full meal.‐ Screen International
Read More | Posted May 22, 2017
100% The Venerable W (Le Vénérable W.) (2017) Shot on the hoof, under the noses of a repressive regime, The Venerable W is a fine, stirring documentary about ethnic cleansing in action.‐ Screen International
Read More | Posted May 22, 2017
28% How to Talk to Girls at Parties (2016) It's all a bit mad, but ultimately rather moving.‐ Screen International
Read More | Posted May 21, 2017
84% Blade of the Immortal (Mugen no jûnin) (2017) Miike is on fine form, never losing his sense of humour, or sense of character, even as yet another axe is embedded in yet another skull.‐ Screen International
Read More | Posted May 18, 2017
74% Amnesia (2017) This plodding drama, centering on the friendship between a young German DJ and an ageing expatriate, never shakes the dust off the pages.‐ Screen International
Read More | Posted May 16, 2017
No Score Yet Bright Nights (Helle nächte) (2017) A delicate but grindingly linear, uninflected journey from hatred to hug ...‐ Screen International
Read More | Posted Feb 13, 2017
96% Félicité (2017) Felicité is a challenging, perhaps overlong, but also quietly resonant slice of new African cinema.‐ Screen International
Read More | Posted Feb 12, 2017
47% The Dinner (2017) Feels like an endless string of amuses-bouche with no main course.‐ Screen International
Read More | Posted Feb 10, 2017
93% Clash (Eshtebak) (2017) Topical, watchable and only occasionally over-melodramatic, Clash should travel wherever there are audiences interested in getting beneath the skin of a complex Islamic nation.‐ Screen International
Read More | Posted Feb 9, 2017
100% My Happy Family (Chemi Bednieri Ojakhi) (2017) A small jewel of a film that gives this women-in-a-man's-world viewpoint a generational shift.‐ Screen International
Read More | Posted Jan 20, 2017
96% Seasons (Les saisons) (2016) An old-fashioned, beautifully crafted nature documentary for family audiences.‐ Screen International
Read More | Posted Nov 18, 2016
57% On the Milky Road (2016) Mostly this under-scripted romance, with its abrupt shifts of tone from slapstick to serious, comes across as a loud, frantic two-hour Balkan vanity project.‐ Screen International
Read More | Posted Sep 11, 2016
68% The Journey (2017) Although it breaks no new ground, there's heart, humour, charm and even a little healthy mischief ...‐ Screen International
Read More | Posted Sep 7, 2016
67% Voyage of Time: Life's Journey (2016) An impressionistic, poetic cosmic journey that asks far more questions than it answers, many of them in Malick's by now familiar quasi-religious rhetorical style.‐ Screen International
Read More | Posted Sep 7, 2016
41% The Bad Batch (2017) The story runs out of steam - with a full ninety minutes still to go.‐ Screen International
Read More | Posted Sep 6, 2016
No Score Yet Piuma (2016) A small but likeable film that, with only the occasional dramatic lull, spins out one good question for just over ninety minutes ...‐ Screen International
Read More | Posted Sep 5, 2016
100% The Distinguished Citizen (El ciudadano ilustre) (2016) Mostly it's the script, performances and sure sense of comic timing that make Cohn and Duprat's follow-up to The Man Next Door such a delight.‐ Screen International
Read More | Posted Sep 5, 2016
38% Brimstone (2017) [A] tastefully packaged but borderline offensive slice of revenge porn, which starts promisingly but is slowly (alas, very slowly) drowned by backstory.‐ Screen International
Read More | Posted Sep 4, 2016
32% In Dubious Battle (2017) Too respectful by half of its source material, it gets bogged down, alongside the strike it depicts, in this overlong film's second hour.‐ Screen International
Read More | Posted Sep 2, 2016
80% Chuck (2017) Stays in the ring, just like its hero, but without much sense of direction.‐ Screen International
Read More | Posted Sep 2, 2016
14% The Beautiful Days of Aranjuez (2016) [An] arid slab of sex-laced emotional metaphysics ...‐ Screen International
Read More | Posted Sep 1, 2016
95% Prevenge (2017) At times, Prevenge feels like a woman's waking nightmare about pregnancy experienced as a loss of control over her own body - a Rosemary's Baby filtered though Lowe's edgy Brit-com sensibility.‐ Screen International
Read More | Posted Sep 1, 2016
83% Lights Out (Simon Werner A Disparu...) (2010) This genre-bending high-school thriller-drama about three students who go missing at a French lycee opens like a teen B-movie, but soon moves into more intriguing territory.‐ Screen International
Read More | Posted Aug 18, 2016
100% Ixcanul (2016) Guatemala's active Pacaya volcano is a symbol both of ancient traditions and modern threats in this absorbing, beautifully shot film about the consequences of a peasant girl's pre-marital pregnancy.‐ Screen International
Read More | Posted Jul 26, 2016
17% Correspondence (La corrispondenza) (2016) A turgid modern ghost story flaunting a showy but ultimately empty blend of love, supernovas and quantum mechanics.‐ Screen International
Read More | Posted Jul 26, 2016
89% The Childhood of a Leader (2016) The Childhood Of A Leader is as relentlessly sombre and compelling as the film's remarkable, full-volume orchestral soundtrack by musician's musician Scott Walker.‐ Screen International
Read More | Posted Jul 18, 2016
87% Divines (2016) Crackles with attitude, anger and lust for life.‐ Screen International
Read More | Posted May 22, 2016
81% Risk (2017) Sometimes all a documentary needs to do is to get us in the room with somebody we're curious about.‐ Screen International
Read More | Posted May 19, 2016
71% The Unknown Girl (La fille inconnue) (2017) If the intimate frame and dour, matter-of-fact aesthetic suggest a return to the raw territory of La Promesse or The Son, what is new here is a flirtation with genre that lends an extra dose of resonance to a finely-scripted story.‐ Screen International
Read More | Posted May 18, 2016
No Score Yet Fiore (2016) It all makes for a flatline audience experience.‐ Screen International
Read More | Posted May 17, 2016
80% Personal Shopper (2017) It's Stewart's committed account of an introverted young woman's attempt to find emotional closure ... that keeps this odd hybrid of ghost story, thriller, psychological drama and celebrity-culture satire from breaking up into its component parts.‐ Screen International
Read More | Posted May 16, 2016
No Score Yet Chouf (2016) [A] small but watchable drama set in the drug-ridden outer suburbs of Marseilles.‐ Screen International
Read More | Posted May 15, 2016
No Score Yet Wrong Elements (2016) For those with time to invest, Wrong Elements builds towards a rewarding, poignant and also topical study of a violent, extremist cult's after-effects on those who manage to escape its clutches.‐ Screen International
Read More | Posted May 15, 2016