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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
No Score Yet Them 2 (Loro 2) (2018) We come out of the cinema knowing very little more about Berlusconi than we did when we went in. But perhaps that's the point.‐ Screen International
Read More | Posted Jun 5, 2018
73% Capernaum (Capharnaüm) (2018) A film that chooses raw dramatic power over narrative finesse.‐ Screen International
Read More | Posted May 17, 2018
69% Dogman (2018) [A] resonant, universal tale of suffering and lost dreams...‐ Screen International
Read More | Posted May 17, 2018
No Score Yet Sofia (2018) It's a small, worthy, film that works reasonably well, although there's something a little too linear about its structure.‐ Screen International
Read More | Posted May 16, 2018
86% Long Day's Journey Into Night (Di qiu zui hou de ye wan) (2018) There are certain dreams that don't make much sense at the time, but leave a great sense of yearning when they're over. That's true of young Chinese director Bi Gan's remarkable second feature in more ways than one.‐ Screen International
Read More | Posted May 16, 2018
100% Shoplifters (Manbiki kazoku) (2018) We are confronted with a steely critique of society's (and humanity's) failings - one not seen in the director's work, with this level of clarity, since his quietly devastating 2004 work Nobody Knows.‐ Screen International
Read More | Posted May 14, 2018
35% Fahrenheit 451 (2018) Lushly shot and stirringly scored, Bahrani's reboot is a decent stab at an update of Bradbury's 1953 novel for the social media age. What's lacking is the jazzy poetry of the original.‐ Screen International
Read More | Posted May 13, 2018
100% Arctic (2018) One man's struggle for survival is served straight-up and well-chilled in Brazilian YouTube phenomenon Joe Penna's debut feature.‐ Screen International
Read More | Posted May 11, 2018
No Score Yet Samouni Road (2018) [A] powerful documentary about a Palestinian family torn apart by war.‐ Screen International
Read More | Posted May 10, 2018
100% One Day (Egy nap) (2018) Szilágyi builds a deeply relevant film that manages to turn 36 hours in the life of a worn-out mother-of-three into a small but powerful drama of ordinary desperation.‐ Screen International
Read More | Posted May 9, 2018
57% The Young Karl Marx (Le jeune Karl Marx) (2018) A spry romp through the seven years leading up to the drafting of the Communist Manifesto, Raoul Peck's biopic of Karl Marx's early years feels like a mix between a prestige BBC drama and a Marx For Dummies primer.‐ Screen International
Read More | Posted Feb 8, 2018
83% The Desert Bride (La Novia del Desierto) (2018) There's rather too much use of very shallow-focus camerawork (and yes, we get it that Teresa's world-view lacks a certain depth of field), but this is a minor quibble in a film that is a small delight, a perfect cinematic short story.‐ Screen International
Read More | Posted Jan 10, 2018
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
89% Bye Bye Germany (Es war einmal in Deutschland...) (2018) 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
84% 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
100% 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
43% Fireworks (2018) 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
94% 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
97% 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
92% 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
89% 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
89% 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
91% 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
51% Downsizing (2017) There's something for everyone in Downsizing - just not a full meal.‐ Screen International
Read More | Posted Aug 30, 2017
77% 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
69% 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
47% How to Talk to Girls at Parties (2018) It's all a bit mad, but ultimately rather moving.‐ Screen International
Read More | Posted May 21, 2017
85% 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
97% 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
45% 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
69% 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
42% 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
39% 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
25% The Beautiful Days of Aranjuez (2016) [An] arid slab of sex-laced emotional metaphysics ...‐ Screen International
Read More | Posted Sep 1, 2016