Leslie Felperin

Leslie Felperin

Agrees with the Tomatometer 77% of the time.

Leslie Felperin's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Film4, Guardian, Hollywood Reporter, Sight and Sound, Variety

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
2/5 No Score Yet The Last Sparks of Sundown (2014) "Kibbey and the cast occasionally lob in a bit of well-timed goofy banter but the plotting is too predictable and the performances too hammy and broad, especially the gurning, grating Allen. " ‐ Guardian
Posted Jul 23, 2015
3/5 95% The Wonders (2015) "The drama is a bit episodic, but the performances are nuanced, and there's a lot of incisive observation about family dynamics, as well as bonus tips on beekeeping. " ‐ Radio Times
Posted Jul 16, 2015
3/5 100% The Ecstasy of Wilko Johnson "Wilko is irrepressibly energetic, holding forth on life, love, the universe and above all the prospect of death. " ‐ Guardian
Posted Jul 16, 2015
3/5 No Score Yet Marc Quinn - Making Waves "Quinn clearly has a real passion for his vocation, although the film doesn't reveal much about his personal life or inner emotional landscape. " ‐ Guardian
Posted Jul 16, 2015
40% Lila & Eve (2015) "It's an instant camp classic, especially because it takes itself so adorably seriously. " ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Jul 13, 2015
3/5 88% Återträffen (The Reunion) "Ultimately, there's something insightful about how scars in childhood shape us, but the gamesmanship of the construction coats the content in a gelid irony. " ‐ Guardian
Posted Jul 9, 2015
4/5 99% Song Of The Sea (2014) "Song of the Sea blends Celtic legends, bravura design and animation, and intelligent storytelling that understands but never patronises young viewers, to create an exquisite and rewarding work. " ‐ Guardian
Posted Jul 9, 2015
3/5 No Score Yet Life's A Beach "Painterly cinematography and pleasant folky tunes help this sea-breeze sweet story, with its melancholy final act, slip down easily. " ‐ Guardian
Posted Jul 6, 2015
2/5 No Score Yet How to Lose Jobs & Alienate Girlfriends "Banal navel-gazing exercises like this evince precisely why the media today, awash with self-published digital works, need gatekeepers like record labels and film distributors. " ‐ Guardian
Posted Jul 2, 2015
3/5 80% All American High Revisited "Neither the 80s material nor the followup digs terribly deeply into the subjects' psyches or has much to say about the sociology of American high schools, but it's an amusing, easily digestible exercise in time travel. " ‐ Guardian
Posted Jul 2, 2015
60% Robot Overlords (2015) "Surprises are few and far between, but what makes it a bit better than average compared to other live-action kids' films is the jaunty banter. " ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Jun 29, 2015
3/5 No Score Yet Pavang rak (Concrete Clouds) "Set in Bangkok circa 1997, this moody drama about two brothers trying to cope with their father's suicide subtly queries the impact of macroeconomics on personal lives. " ‐ Guardian
Posted Jun 25, 2015
2/5 64% That Sugar Film (2015) "There's ... something annoyingly glib and oversimplified about the argument, and Garneau with his Smeg fridge and smug affect grows more irksome over the course. " ‐ Guardian
Posted Jun 25, 2015
3/5 No Score Yet Blood Cells (2015) "For all the embedded detail about seaside towns and dingy provincial discos, it often doesn't feel like a British film, and that's meant to be a compliment. " ‐ Guardian
Posted Jun 25, 2015
2/5 71% Everyone's Going To Die "Mono-named writer-director Jones was seemingly aiming for quirky, offbeat whimsy with a downbeat undertone but the result is more like clumsy, overthought twee with an undercooked script. " ‐ Guardian
Posted Jun 25, 2015
No Score Yet Reversal (2015) "There's an awful lot of redundancy here in the use of flashbacks, suggesting the quickly shot film didn't quite have enough coverage to make feature length. " ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Jun 23, 2015
79% Advantageous (2015) "It's not hard to imagine it becoming cult viewing in places like Berkeley, the director's city of birth, or any college town or urban area with the right critical density of literature, film and women's studies majors who sometimes read Wired. " ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Jun 23, 2015
2/5 No Score Yet Legacy (2015) "If nothing else, this broad comedy about a bunch of schoolkids who decide to start their own nightclub knows what its target demographic likes, and delivers ... " ‐ Guardian
Posted Jun 18, 2015
3/5 28% The Ardor (2015) "It's all very environmentally minded and terribly worthy, but a bit of a slow-moving slog, and utterly devoid of any moistening drop of humour. " ‐ Guardian
Posted Jun 18, 2015
No Score Yet The Beat Beneath My Feet "It would be easier to forgive the corny, sub-Grange Hill cliches in writer-director John Williams's script if the actual music, on whose excellence the whole thing depends, was credibly catchy and not derivative tosh. " ‐ Guardian
Posted Jun 14, 2015
2/5 No Score Yet Unhallowed Ground "As a genre exercise it's merely underachieving, not outright atrocious. " ‐ Guardian
Posted Jun 11, 2015
2/5 81% Queen and Country (2015) "What a shame Boorman chose to dramatise a fairly dull stretch of his life instead of going for what clearly should come next: his first steps toward becoming the director who would go on to make 1967's Point Blank and 1972's Deliverance. " ‐ Radio Times
Posted Jun 4, 2015
4/5 97% 1971 (2015) "Well worth seeking out, especially for anyone with an interest in activism and counterculture history. " ‐ Guardian
Posted Jun 4, 2015
2/5 33% Shooting for Socrates "Erskine has to strain painfully to accentuate the positive with glimpses of trans-sectarian unity and gassy humour centred on blokes' love of beer. " ‐ Guardian
Posted Jun 4, 2015
3/5 100% Four Corners "Gabriel has mastered the street-style rulebook as written by films such as City of God and Amores Perros, and has transposed the tricks effectively to this relatively little-seen setting, but he doesn't have much new to add to the mix. " ‐ Guardian
Posted Jun 4, 2015
89% Hot Girls Wanted "Although the filmmakers strive to give a fair hearing to those within the porn world who unapologetically defend the profession, the film clearly questions just how much the barely legal participants are in control. " ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted May 29, 2015
4/5 99% Timbuktu (2015) "Seldom has a film about a subject as grim as this been so generous in its sympathy not just for the victims of a brutal system, but also the oppressors, often confused befuddled souls, who know not what they do. " ‐ Radio Times
Posted May 28, 2015
No Score Yet Fatima "Fatima offers a gentle, affecting celebration of the fortitude and intelligence of an Algerian cleaning lady struggling to raise her two daughters in contemporary France. " ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted May 28, 2015
56% Love "Strictly judged by the yardstick of sex films, it's actually pretty conventional in its configurations of bodies and positions, and nothing one couldn't see with a couple of clicks on the Internet. " ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted May 28, 2015
92% Macbeth "An intensely compelling work. " ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted May 23, 2015
3/5 59% Tokyo Tribe "This slab of lurid, pervy, blood-soaked silliness from cult Japanese director Sion Sono is kind of a hoot. " ‐ Guardian
Posted May 21, 2015
3/5 100% The Supreme Price (2014) "Director Joanna Lipper builds up a coherent, accessible account of Nigeria's otiose politics since the late 1980s, supplemented by nifty graphics, archive footage, and explicatory contributions from expert witnesses such as Nobel laureate Wole Soyinka. " ‐ Guardian
Posted May 21, 2015
88% Green Room "As action, it's niftily executed, the suspense neatly built, and the shocks expectedly surprising. " ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted May 18, 2015
3/5 85% The Tribe (2015) "A disturbing and extraordinary work. " ‐ Radio Times
Posted May 14, 2015
4/5 89% Clouds of Sils Maria (2015) "It's a wise, playful work, that pivots on a clutch of knockout naturalistic performances from the leads ... " ‐ Radio Times
Posted May 14, 2015
3/5 50% The Man Who Saved the World "The present and the past are smoothly sutured together by deft editing and an insistently mournful string score, although it's sometimes a bit repetitive. " ‐ Guardian
Posted May 14, 2015
4/5 95% Girlhood (2015) "Touré's performance is a tower of power that augurs well for her future career. " ‐ Radio Times
Posted May 8, 2015
4/5 59% The Little Death (2015) "The set-up is a bit like that old Woody Allen's farce Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Sex crossed with Love Actually, though it's better than either because there's a disarming depth and poignancy here as well. " ‐ Guardian
Posted May 7, 2015
4/5 69% Futuro Beach (2015) "An immensely likable movie, impeccably acted and wise about the nature of exile. " ‐ Guardian
Posted May 7, 2015
65% Pitch Perfect 2 (2015) "Reprising the kind of musical performances, campus hijinks, stinging humor and sassy sisterhood put in place by its eminently likeable predecessor, Pitch Perfect 2 remixes the elements and comes up with something even slicker and sharper. " ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted May 7, 2015
81% A Royal Night Out "An eminently watchable diversion. " ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted May 5, 2015
2/5 No Score Yet Born of War (2015) "You can respect that it was made for a fraction of the cost of the average, similarly politically superficial American action-thriller, but that doesn't make the failure any more noble. " ‐ Guardian
Posted Apr 30, 2015
2/5 20% Anti-Social "It's essentially constructed from crime-film cliches, that could claim a pension and, worst of all, it's way too long. " ‐ Guardian
Posted Apr 30, 2015
3/5 100% Bloody Daughter "This intimate documentary centres on Martha Argerich, considered to be one of the greatest classical pianists of her generation, but it's also a portrait of an unusually talented, bohemian family, with all the expected dysfunctions. " ‐ Guardian
Posted Apr 30, 2015
3/5 84% I Am Big Bird: The Caroll Spinney Story (2015) "In an era when so many celebrities from our childhoods have turned out to have feet of clay or worse, it's tremendously reassuring to find out that Spinney is just the sort of kind-hearted sweetheart you'd expect ... " ‐ Guardian
Posted Apr 30, 2015
2/5 No Score Yet Vincent Van Gogh: A New Way of Seeing "As a primer for those who know next to nothing about him, or the more informed who'd like a brush up, this is an eminently serviceable work, albeit one that really doesn't need to be seen in a cinema. " ‐ Guardian
Posted Apr 25, 2015
3/5 100% Exit "Stylistically, this is very much the Tsai Ming-liang school of sad, damp poeticism, but thankfully without Tsai's ponderous torpor and studied obliqueness. " ‐ Guardian
Posted Apr 25, 2015
4/5 91% A Pigeon Sat on a Branch Reflecting on Existence (2015) "Just let it wash over you and embrace the weirdness, aptly described by one writer as a cross between Monty Python and Samuel Beckett. " ‐ Radio Times
Posted Apr 23, 2015
2/5 No Score Yet The Darkest Day "Obviously made on an infinitesimal budget that was probably spent mostly on digital cameras, fake blood and all the cans of beer the characters drink in one of the first scenes, Darkest Day is a plucky if hardly original British zombie film. " ‐ Guardian
Posted Apr 23, 2015
3/5 No Score Yet Mange Tes Morts "It works well enough, thanks to Hue's facility in coaxing credible performances from the cast, but it's a bit slow to warm up. " ‐ Guardian
Posted Apr 23, 2015
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