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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
89% A Bigger Splash (2016) In this overlong remake of cult 1969 drama La Piscine, Italian director Luca Guadagnino, treading water after the classy, well-received I Am Love, drains all the smouldering Gallic passion and sexual jealousy out of the pool.‐ Screen International
Read More | Posted Sep 9, 2015
93% Anomalisa (2015) Charlie Kaufman is back -- with a wistful, resonant film, a bracing, wry, honest dose of cinematic melancholy.‐ Screen International
Read More | Posted Sep 9, 2015
74% Black Mass (2015) Black Mass turns Aviator shades and a receding hairline into one hell of a scary combo.‐ Screen International
Read More | Posted Sep 4, 2015
95% In Jackson Heights (2015) Wiseman goes on doing what he does, with dogged persistence, impervious to changing trends or commercial pressures.‐ Screen International
Read More | Posted Sep 4, 2015
59% Eisenstein In Guanajuato (2016) Alas, despite a bravely revealing performance by Finnish actor Elmer Back as the cantankerous Russian auteur, the result is a wearying parade of exposition couched in interminable lines of dialogue, split-screen triptychs, [and] artsy CGI trickery.‐ Screen International
Read More | Posted Aug 25, 2015
89% The Lobster (2016) Filippou's script takes on a defiant, prickly life of its own, refusing to play as an easy allegory: this is no linear emotional journey dressed in dystopian clothes in the style of Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind.‐ Screen International
Read More | Posted Jul 20, 2015
62% Jackie & Ryan (2015) Despite the film's repeated recourse to Americana cliché, Jackie & Ryan turns out to be a tender, affecting music-driven love story.‐ Screen International
Read More | Posted Jun 29, 2015
89% A Pigeon Sat on a Branch Reflecting on Existence (2015) A magnificently droll, compassionate, melancholic reflection on the absurd human comedy.‐ Screen International
Read More | Posted Jun 1, 2015
83% My Name Is Khan (2010) If this all sounds simplistic, so it is.‐ Screen International
Read More | Posted May 26, 2015
72% A Perfect Day (2016) A story that for all its motley-band-of-brothers clichés feels as authentic as many more pious takes on the Bosnian conflict.‐ Screen International
Read More | Posted May 25, 2015
82% Tale of Tales (Il racconto dei racconti) (2016) Brave to the point of madness, Italian auteur Matteo Garrone's most visually and aurally ravishing film to date gives flesh and blood - and plenty of both - to three Neapolitan fables from a collection by 17th-century author Giambattista Basile.‐ Screen International
Read More | Posted May 14, 2015
85% The Wolfpack (2015) The reason The Wolfpack is so fascinating, and at times so disturbing, is because it keeps us teetering uneasily between empathy for a remarkable human drama and the suspicion that we're not getting the whole truth, let alone nothing but the truth.‐ Screen International
Read More | Posted Apr 18, 2015
100% Court (2015) It's a rich, nuanced film, more social fresco than courtroom drama.‐ Screen International
Read More | Posted Apr 16, 2015
87% Mia Madre (2016) A film that is greater than the sum of its parts.‐ Screen International
Read More | Posted Apr 16, 2015
88% Tangerines (2015) Tangerines is a tense, moving, nuanced anti-war drama.‐ Screen International
Read More | Posted Apr 13, 2015
92% Children of Men (2006) If its backdrop and story never quite coalesce into a satisfying whole, then the film is saved by its sheer imaginative verve and by the terrific chase and battle sequences.‐ Screen International
Read More | Posted Apr 1, 2015
93% The Diary Of A Teenage Girl (2015) As you watch, it dawns on you that, absurdly, this has probably never been attempted before in a commercial feature - certainly not in this frank, unapologetic way.‐ Screen International
Read More | Posted Feb 15, 2015
83% Cinderella (2015) Provides a little geopolitical context for the story's fantasy kingdom, without forfeiting the magic - both supernatural and romantic - that has made Cinderella such an enduringly necessary tale for generation after generation.‐ Screen International
Read More | Posted Feb 13, 2015
61% Life (2015) By the end a certain frustration has set in, with not quite enough payback to justify the script's slow-burn dramatic arc.‐ Screen International
Read More | Posted Feb 9, 2015
98% Kurt Cobain: Montage Of Heck (2015) Reveals Cobain as a restless creative soul whose often disturbing drawings and raw confessional writings were as much a part of his artistic self as the songs he wrote and performed with Nirvana.‐ Screen International
Read More | Posted Feb 6, 2015
96% Girlhood (2015) Celine Sciamma's third film has all the quiet determination and punchy life force of its magnetic 16-year-old heroine.‐ Screen International
Read More | Posted Jan 26, 2015
85% Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang (2005) A hugely entertaining mix of film noir, comic buddy movie and meta-cinematic romp.‐ Screen International
Read More | Posted Dec 12, 2014
100% Maidan (2014) Even in the midst of the moltovs, Loznitsa's sincere and memorable document retains its fascination with those small details that make us human, and make democracy worth fighting for.‐ Screen International
Read More | Posted Dec 9, 2014
89% Closed Curtain (2014) While we respect the message, it feels in the end like a waste of a perfectly good story.‐ Screen International
Read More | Posted Jul 18, 2014
83% Dormant Beauty (2014) Despite some moments of quirky brilliance and strong performances from Toni Servillo and Alba Rohrwacher, the heart of a TV melodrama beats beneath Dormant Beauty's pale arthouse skin‐ Screen International
Read More | Posted Jun 2, 2014
97% Two Days, One Night (2014) A powerful, finely scripted issue movie, made all the more incisive by Marion Cotillard's raw performance as a woman fighting to save her job while suffering from depression.‐ Screen International
Read More | Posted May 20, 2014
61% Maps to the Stars (2015) The film doesn't quite get away with its attempt to reconcile satire with pathos, but it comes perilously close.‐ Screen International
Read More | Posted May 18, 2014
87% The Immigrant (2014) Scratch the good-looking, emotionally charged surface of James Gray's period take on the love triangle theme he has already explored in Two Lovers and you find a rather stagey melodrama.‐ Screen International
Read More | Posted May 14, 2014
56% The Best Offer (2014) A storyline that never quite delivers and some clunky dialogue derail the initial promise of Cinema Paradiso director Giuseppe Tornatore's first English-language feature.‐ Screen International
Read More | Posted Jan 2, 2014
87% Howl's Moving Castle (2005) By turns funny, exhilarating and touching, it lacks only one thing: the spiritual and metaphysical depth that made Spirited Away such a haunting experience.‐ Screen International
Read More | Posted Nov 19, 2013
53% Out of the Furnace (2013) Although Out Of The Furnace is done utterly by the book, it also works by the book, delivering a tough, cathartic story straight, no chaser.‐ Screen International
Read More | Posted Nov 13, 2013
91% The Great Beauty (2013) It's a virtuoso piece of filmmaking featuring a magnificently jaded Toni Servillo.‐ Screen International
Read More | Posted Nov 11, 2013
64% Mr. Nobody (2013) Jaco van Dormael's most ambitious film to date is a mess and a miracle at the same time.‐ Screen International
Read More | Posted Oct 28, 2013
50% A Single Shot (2013) David Rosenthal's follow-up to Janie Jones is in the end too shot through with genre cliché to prevail as the gritty thriller that it is striving to be.‐ Screen International
Read More | Posted Sep 16, 2013
44% Blind Detective (Man Tam) (2013) Although it serves up a few laughs and a couple of set-piece scenes that To completists will want to cut out and keep, Blind Detective is a decidedly minor offering.‐ Screen International
Read More | Posted Sep 14, 2013
88% The Wind Rises (2014) Japanese animation genius Hayao Miyazaki's first film for grown-ups - or perhaps that should read 'first film likely to bore the under-tens' - offers plenty of those moments of 2D cine-painting joy and ravishment that we have come to expect.‐ Screen International
Read More | Posted Sep 14, 2013
83% Miss Violence (2013) It's impossible not to acknowledge second-time Greek director Avranas' directorial bravura in making his own firm, cold grasp of his material and story mirror the iron grip of his pater familias antagonist.‐ Screen International
Read More | Posted Sep 13, 2013
83% The Armstrong Lie (2013) Engaging, punchy documentary.‐ Screen International
Read More | Posted Sep 13, 2013
78% Tom at the Farm (2015) In the end, for all the plot tension and genre tastiness -underlined by some acidic colour photography and lighting that plays up sickly yellows and purples - there's just something a little too mannered about the exercise.‐ Screen International
Read More | Posted Sep 13, 2013
41% Child Of God (2014) While remaining pretty faithful to the story, Franco somehow manages to inject a note of humour into the story of a man who comes across more as maladroit misfit than evil sociopath.‐ Screen International
Read More | Posted Sep 13, 2013
99% Wadjda (2013) Wadjda is a well-crafted, liberal and humane message film that will fascinate westerners with its glimpses into the lives of Saudi Arabian women behind closed domestic doors, and stir debate on womens' issues inside and outside the Middle East.‐ Screen International
Read More | Posted Sep 9, 2013
91% Locke (2014) Locke is a gripping and deeply cinematic human and ethical drama.‐ Screen International
Read More | Posted Sep 8, 2013
90% Stray Dogs (2014) Still a resonant film, a sort of recession-themed cinematic tone poem reminiscent of some of the more out-there cinematic forays of Thai filmmaker Apichatpong Weerasethakul, that keeps on evolving once the pain of the viewing experience has subsided.‐ Screen International
Read More | Posted Sep 7, 2013
82% Sacro GRA (2013) Sacro Gra's charms have much to do with the director's spot-on selection of a brace of engaging or kooky characters from what must have been dozens of potential candidates.‐ Screen International
Read More | Posted Sep 7, 2013
83% The Unknown Known (2014) If documentaries slotted into feature film genres, this one would be close to horror.‐ Screen International
Read More | Posted Sep 4, 2013
85% Under the Skin (2014) This is a mysterious, eerie, experience, whose resistance to easy interpretation (and freewheeling approach to source material) has something of Tarkovsky about it.‐ Screen International
Read More | Posted Sep 3, 2013
75% Populaire (2013) Somehow managing to combine the peppiness of a Doris Day with the sulky intensity of a Noomi Rapace, Deborah Francois is a revelation.‐ Screen International
Read More | Posted Sep 3, 2013
No Score Yet Ugly (2014) [A] lazy kidnap caper.‐ Screen International
Read More | Posted May 20, 2013
62% La Maison De La Radio (2013) Ninety percent of the success of any good documentary is in the editing, and Philibert is a master of the art, sifting through what one assumes must have been months of footage to give La Maison de la Radio an engaging rhythm and structure.‐ Screen International
Read More | Posted May 2, 2013
58% Kiss Of The Damned (2013) There's enough fang-sinking, tomato sauce and squelchy sound effects to keep us from feeling peckish.‐ Screen International
Read More | Posted Apr 29, 2013