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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T-Meter Title | Year
No Score Yet Courage (2021) An absorbing, stirring but also nuanced view of the ongoing protests against the authoritarian regime of Belarus president Alexander Lukashenko. - Screen International EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 6, 2021
80% Limbo (2021) At a time when the line between Hong Kong and Chinese productions is becoming increasingly blurred, Soi Cheang delivers a tough, atmospheric slice of Cantonese noir that defiantly tips its hat to the great tradition of John Woo and Johnnie To. - Screen International EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 5, 2021
100% Social Hygiene (2021) It is strange enough to succeed in its own very small way. Though there are times when it aggravates, Social Hygiene is an odd, original take on the idea that men and women live on different planets. - Screen International EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 3, 2021
67% Drift Away (2021) Starting sedately but promisingly, it sails (literally, in one respect) into a perfect storm of heavy-handed symbolism and sentimentality. - Screen International EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 3, 2021
70% Natural Light (2021) An absorbing, beautifully crafted, thought-provoking addition to the new Hungarian cinematic wave... - Screen International EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 3, 2021
85% Introduction (2021) A delight, a wistful, smart, chamber piece... - Screen International EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 2, 2021
90% Caterina in the Big City (2003) Juggles six major and more than a dozen minor characters with some skill. - Screen International EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 28, 2021
100% Quo Vadis, Aida? (2021) Throughout the film, Duricic modulates from competent professionalism and concern to steely determination to helpless desperation and terror. - Screen International EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 8, 2021
65% One for the Road (2021) Chips away engagingly, and unsentimentally, at the roots of male friendship and the question of how young men cope with their own or their friends' impending death. - Screen International EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 29, 2021
60% Yellow Cat (2020) Around the midpoint, quirkiness for its own sake has smothered the needs of story and character one too many times. From there on in, Yellow Cat sinks under the weight of its own cuteness. - Screen International EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 27, 2020
98% Cell 211 (Celda 211) (2009) With an edgy shooting style that plays up the claustrophobia of the prison as social microcosm, and two fine central performances - particularly that of Luis Tosar as hard-guy and riot ringleader Malamadre - there's plenty to enjoy beyond the story. - Screen International EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 23, 2020
100% Le Sorelle Macaluso (2020) It's a film that rises above a few heavy-handed directorial touches to weave, over its admirably lean running time, a tapestry of sisterly bonds and fissures that also has plenty to say about the film's setting... - Screen International EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 10, 2020
100% City Hall (2020) Remarkable for its view of a disparate groups of American citizens talking, explaining, disagreeing, correcting, persuading, conceding and engaging with one another. - Screen International EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 9, 2020
81% Notturno (2021) A sensitive, open-ended film which rewards patient, receptive viewers with images of great beauty and a human vision of profound empathy. - Screen International EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 8, 2020
98% Night of the Kings (La Nuit des Rois) (2020) A rich, strange creature... whose director becomes a kind of choreographer of underground energies and buried narratives. - Screen International EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 7, 2020
100% Sun Children (Khorshid) (2020) Its naïve brand of 21st century neo-realism feels strangely refreshing, like a nostalgia trip back to some imagined past when Disney made live-action children's movies in Iran. - Screen International EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 6, 2020
95% Mandibles (Mandibules) (2020) Shows the talented French musician and director abandoning the wilful Mondo Bizzarro surrealism and fourth-wall metacinema trickery of his early films and maturing into a seasoned, audience pleasing maverick. - Screen International EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 6, 2020
75% Pieces of a Woman (2020) As fragmented as its title suggests, Pieces of a Woman contains parts of a good film, possibly a great one. - Screen International EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 5, 2020
79% I Am Greta (2020) This is essentially an uplifting, inspirational story about a girl with Asperger's who turns her difference from 'normal kids' into a strength. - Screen International EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 4, 2020
75% Lacci (2020) Tor all its sensitivity this is essentially a melodrama, one that feels increasingly static as it unfolds to its 'surprise' denouemnet. - Screen International EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 2, 2020
No Score Yet The Art of Living in Danger (2020) Energetic... - Screen International EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 17, 2020
100% Me and the Cult Leader (Aganai) (2020) Me And The Cult Leader shape-shifts and grows into something rich, thought-provoking and strangely affecting as it unspools. - Screen International EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 17, 2020
No Score Yet Punta Sacra (2020) A film that is both political and poetic. - Screen International EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 30, 2020
100% There Is No Evil (Sheytan vojud nadarad) (2020) Although There Is No Evil is a brave and impassioned work, the seams show. - Screen International EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 29, 2020
100% Days (Rizi) (2020) Tsai's enigmas are all the more resonant for their reticence. - Screen International EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 27, 2020
20% Berlin Alexanderplatz (2020) In modernising 'Berlin Alexanderplatz', Qurbani has created an ambitious but also stridently melodramatic moral parable that seems oddly dated. - Screen International EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 26, 2020
92% My Little Sister (Schwesterlein) (2020) The pleasure of watching five fine actors feed on each other's crackling dramatic energy drives this sensitive if not exactly groundbreaking Swiss cancer drama. - Screen International EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 24, 2020
86% Undine (2020) Petzold's lean, crisply-shot tale is a deft shape-changer, switching mood and register, interlacing romance with suspense and sudden jabs of humour. - Screen International EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 23, 2020
71% Persian Lessons (2020) While plot credibility is the one major flaw of a concentration camp drama that is also a classic survivor story, most viewers will take the major emotional payback the film delivers as sufficient reward for their indulgence. - Screen International EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 22, 2020
No Score Yet Numbers (Nomera) (2020) For all its tonal wobbles, Numbers, if taken purely as a cinematic manifesto about totalitarianism, works just fine, even smuggling in a few subtle points among its broader targets. - Screen International EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 22, 2020
63% Hidden Away (Volevo nascondermi) (2020) A touching, poetic, funny-sad portrait of a man who was literally saved from a lifetime of mental institutions by art, as well as a tribute to the fast-disappearing rural culture of the Po Valley floodplain that was Ligabue's adopted home. - Screen International EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 21, 2020
82% Summer White (Blanco de Verano) (2020) [A] solid, affecting drama... - Screen International EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 26, 2020
98% The Truffle Hunters (2020) A slow-burn watch, The Truffle Hunters is a film as distinctive and lingering as the scent of the rare tuber that inspires it. - Screen International EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 26, 2020
83% Pinocchio (2020) [Garrone] does something that only the 1940 Walt Disney animated version (which played fast and loose with Collodi's novel) has managed up to now - he gives the tale a universal emotional resonance. - Screen International EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 13, 2019
67% Anton Corbijn Inside Out (2012) An intriguing portrait of a photographer and filmmaker who is deeply immersed in the culture and iconography of stardom yet is himself an intensely private, emotionally reticent man... - Screen International EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 11, 2019
89% And the Birds Rained Down (Il pleuvait des oiseaux) (2019) This melancholic charmer is a choral character study whose slow pacing matches the unhurried lifestyle of its protagonists and the diurnal and seasonal rhythms of the nature they inhabit. - Screen International EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 24, 2019
93% Lynn + Lucy (2019) What could have been a tight drama can come across as a stilted modern morality play. - Screen International EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 23, 2019
79% The Audition (Das Vorspiel) (2020) Weisse puts her own, distinctive spin on this film, keeping the audience guessing about whose story this really is, feeling its way slowly towards a bracing, risky dramatic conclusion that suddenly reshuffles the cards we've been dealt. - Screen International EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 23, 2019
23% Zeroville (2019) A shapeless mess that tires its audience well before the end and is salvaged from oblivion by a few funny, tender or kooky scenes, most lifted straight from the book. - Screen International EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 23, 2019
69% Disco (2019) It's the empathy Syversen and her lead actress evoke for a free spirit battered into submission that is this tough little film's greatest achievement. - Screen International EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 21, 2019
No Score Yet Noura's Dream (Noura rêve) (2019) Hinde Boujemaa crafts an uneven but ultimately potent women's drama with her fictional debut. - Screen International EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 21, 2019
66% The Burnt Orange Heresy (2020) For all the commitment that Claes Bang and Elizabeth Debicki bring to the central roles, their characters never really emerge as autonomous beings from the faintly preposterous story they're trapped in. - Screen International EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 7, 2019
80% The Domain (A herdade) (2019) An almost three-hour-long Portuguese family saga that builds through dramatic peaks and troughs to a remarkable portrait of a patriarchal fiefdom gradually being eaten away from both outside and in. - Screen International EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 5, 2019
84% Mosul (2020) Mosul presents this feral battle as a chaotic middle that has no beginning or end. It's an approach that leaves little space for emotional arcs, but there's just enough character interest to keep us engaged. - Screen International EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 4, 2019
93% Babyteeth (2020) Casting, and what the cast do with their talents, is one key to why a film that could have gone all indie-twee really beds down emotionally. - Screen International EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 4, 2019
42% Guest of Honour (2020) Egoyan is so impatient to cut through to the emotional truth that he asks us to take on board a series of lazy contrivances that will test even the most forgiving viewer. - Screen International EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 3, 2019
82% The Painted Bird (2020) A film that is disturbing for all the wrong reasons. - Screen International EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 3, 2019
85% Martin Eden (2020) An always watchable take on the hoary old story of the struggling artist that is more interesting in its shape-shifting style and texture than in its rather conventional dramatic core. - Screen International EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 2, 2019
No Score Yet Shadow of Water (Chola) (2019) Chola is that rare thing, a regional Indian arthouse film made by a director with a distinctive personal style and vision who is working outside of the country's commercial cinema system. - Screen International EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 2, 2019
98% La Llorona (2020) This taut, accomplished film recounts a dark episode in Guatemala's history as a suspense-laden ghost story based on a myth deeply rooted in indigenous Latin American culture. - Screen International EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 1, 2019