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Leslie Felperin

Leslie Felperin
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
8%

No Stranger Than Love (2016)

"Disappointingly bland and dramatically wan, and laced with some painfully pretentious dialogue." ‐Hollywood Reporter
Posted Jun 15, 2016
3/5 92%

When Marnie Was There (2015)

"The painterly, old-school aesthetic brings an aptly nostalgic feel to this examination of how the past can haunt the present and the rapturous intensity of young friendship." ‐Radio Times
Posted Jun 9, 2016
4/5 98%

Embrace Of The Serpent (El Abrazo De La Serpiente) (2016)

"David Gallego's opalescent monochrome cinematography is simply breathtaking and only enhances an utterly magnetic experience." ‐Radio Times
Posted Jun 9, 2016
2/5 53%

Noma: My Perfect Storm (2015)

"Ultimately this feels a bit too much like one long advertisement for the restaurant and misses an opportunity to develop a more probing thesis ..." ‐Guardian
Posted Jun 9, 2016
3/5 No Score Yet

Breaking the Bank (2014)

"Diverting enough to pass muster, thanks to a seasoned cast." ‐Guardian
Posted Jun 2, 2016
2/5 No Score Yet

Blood Orange (2016)

"It's all rather forgettable, but at least it makes you appreciate just how great Pop is in those insurance adverts by comparison." ‐Guardian
Posted Jun 2, 2016
2/5 No Score Yet

The Price of Desire (2015)

"Sometimes borderline risible, but even so, one can't but fail to be impressed it got made at all, given the subject is really mostly of interest to design geeks and those fascinated by intellectual property law." ‐Guardian
Posted May 26, 2016
4/5 86%

Minuscule: Valley of the Lost Ants (Minuscule - La vallée des fourmis perdues) (2014)

"Invoking storytelling and cinematic traditions that are more than a century old, yet deploying the most sophisticated technology to create its hyper-realist textures, this wonderful French cartoon is entirely dialogue free." ‐Guardian
Posted May 26, 2016
3/5 No Score Yet

Gray Matters (2014)

"[An] interesting and densely layered exploration of the life and legacy of architect and furniture designer Eileen Gray." ‐Guardian
Posted May 26, 2016
No Score Yet

Who Took Johnny (2013)

"Timely, shocking and relentlessly compelling." ‐Hollywood Reporter
Posted May 23, 2016
2/5 No Score Yet

Thomas & Friends: The Great Race (2016)

"While the inclusive, just-be-yourself moral message is didactically sound, this CGI phase of the animated train franchise sorely lacks the charm of the original low-tech shows." ‐Guardian
Posted May 19, 2016
3/5 100%

Chicken (2016)

"Stephenson elicits lively, empathic performances from his small cast. Chambers is a particular standout, as a character just that tiny bit irritating enough to skirt feeling like the standard-issue movie martyr." ‐Guardian
Posted May 19, 2016
3/5 61%

Journey To The Shore (Kishibe No Tabi) (2015)

"Overall the tone is one of quotidian melancholy, emphasising how people cope with grief by getting on with working, cooking and taking long walks, as if Yasujiro Ozu had made an episode of that TV show The Ghost Whisperer." ‐Guardian
Posted May 19, 2016
93%

Toni Erdmann (2016)

"A slow-burning thing of beauty, ultimately as moving as it is implausibly funny." ‐Hollywood Reporter
Posted May 17, 2016
50%

The Dancer (La danseuse) (2016)

"An airy, prettily accoutered but essentially vapid feature debut for writer-director Stephanie De Giusto." ‐Hollywood Reporter
Posted May 13, 2016
3/5 92%

The Seventh Fire (2016)

"This documentary, by the first-time director Jack Pettibone Riccobono, is a deep drink of bleak. But there are incidental moments of beauty or startling surreality to marvel at ..." ‐Guardian
Posted May 12, 2016
94%

Presenting Princess Shaw (2016)

"Marking a refreshing break from the usually depressing rise-and-fall trajectories of so many music-themed documentaries, Israeli director Ido Haar's Thru You Princess is a pure positivity. " ‐Hollywood Reporter
Posted May 10, 2016
43%

The Angry Birds Movie (2016)

"The animation punches well above its weight with properly Looney Tunes-standard sight gags, polished, highly expressive character design, and rendering so intensely computed nearly every barbule and rachis on each individual feather is visible." ‐Hollywood Reporter
Posted May 8, 2016
4/5 100%

Truman (2015)

"Camara and Darin contribute outstanding work here, a beautifully meshed pair of performances that reveals nearly everything you need to know about the characters and their inner lives through exchanged looks, shrugs and the odd arched eyebrow." ‐Guardian
Posted May 5, 2016
23%

Being Charlie (2016)

"Honesty and good intentions don't compensate for the mediocrity of the work." ‐Hollywood Reporter
Posted May 3, 2016
3/5 No Score Yet

Hard Tide (2015)

"Naturalistic performances and a sense of place are the film's strongest suit, along with a brisk approach to storytelling that propels things along to a predictable but not unsatisfying conclusion." ‐Guardian
Posted Apr 28, 2016
3/5 100%

The Grump (Mielensäpahoittaja) (2014)

"Litja and Perankoski are especially funny in the early stages as their mutual frustration with one another comes to a slow boil." ‐Guardian
Posted Apr 21, 2016
47%

The Take (Bastille Day) (2016)

"It ends up playing like a shoddy blend of V for Vendetta and Mr. Robot but without the budget bandwidth or style of either." ‐Hollywood Reporter
Posted Apr 19, 2016
79%

Julieta (2016)

"Some might even feel the whole exercise resembles a hodge-podge of tricks, tropes and name drops recycled from Almodovar's back catalogue, lacking in either freshness or passion." ‐Hollywood Reporter
Posted Apr 8, 2016
83%

Hockney (2016)

"The life and work of artist David Hockney is lovingly examined in Hockney, an officially sanctioned but pleasingly gush-free cinematic monograph." ‐Hollywood Reporter
Posted Apr 5, 2016
17%

The Huntsman: Winter's War (2016)

"Great costumes can't quite compensate for a lackluster concept." ‐Hollywood Reporter
Posted Apr 4, 2016
2/5 No Score Yet

A Warrior's Tail (Savva. Serdtse voina) (2015)

"[A] NutriBullet puree of myths, fairytales and cultural appropriation ..." ‐Guardian
Posted Apr 1, 2016
3/5 No Score Yet

Motley's Law (2015)

"There's something truly superheroic about Motley's level-headed commitment to the law, even when it's clear it's being bent out of all proportion everywhere she looks." ‐Guardian
Posted Mar 31, 2016
3/5 30%

Mojave (2016)

"Isaac is charming and bonhomous as ever, Hedlund is suitably brooding yet dim looking, and Mark Wahlberg is a hoot as a chippy producer perpetually playing host to bored prostitutes." ‐Guardian
Posted Mar 24, 2016
3/5 73%

Disorder (Maryland) (2016)

"There's a shameful pleasure to be had in ogling the plush lifestyle, perfectly conveyed through the set decoration, and then seeing it all get messed up and covered in blood by the end." ‐Guardian
Posted Mar 24, 2016
4/5 92%

Next to Her (2014)

"Shlush's screenplay, based on her own experiences, is admirable for its unflinching honesty, but there are odd flashes of humour and warmth to lighten up the bleak." ‐Guardian
Posted Mar 10, 2016
5/5 92%

Anomalisa (2015)

"Exquisitely sad, strange, and achingly humane ..." ‐Radio Times
Posted Mar 10, 2016
71%

Kosmos (2010)

"Overwrought and overlong, but still chockfull of arresting imagery." ‐Variety
Posted Feb 29, 2016
37%

The Brothers Grimsby (2016)

"Baron Cohen and Strong are both robustly physical performers, and their finest moments are when they're grappling with each other, producing a great tangle of limbs and teeth. But the script... is not especially generous to the other members of the cast. " ‐Hollywood Reporter
Posted Feb 24, 2016
No Score Yet

A Strange Course Of Events (2016)

"Deeply inconsequential." ‐Variety
Posted Feb 23, 2016
70%

White Girl (2016)

"Saylor is never blank or predictable here, and there's a fierce intelligence that comes through despite the peroxide-fried doll image her character adopts." ‐Hollywood Reporter
Posted Feb 19, 2016
2/5 60%

Orthodox (2015)

"It's absurd material, very obviously overstretched, beyond breaking point, from its origins as a short. But Graham is as watchable as always, even when working with this tattered script." ‐Guardian
Posted Feb 18, 2016
3/5 87%

Noble (2015)

"Even if you don't quite buy the philosophy this is selling, the three main actors are impressive and director Stephen Bradley does a fair job of slipping between the different timelines." ‐Guardian
Posted Feb 11, 2016
4/5 96%

Rams (Hrútar) (2016)

"Highly recommended." ‐Guardian
Posted Feb 4, 2016
3/5 43%

One & Two (2015)

"It's like Terrence Malick were making a superhero origin story. The lack of explanation wouldn't be a problem if the ending didn't feel somehow predictable and lethargic, but the cast help make this watchable." ‐Guardian
Posted Jan 28, 2016
84%

Tallulah (2016)

"Page and Janney have a pleasant, relaxed rapport with each other and are likeable enough presences to hang out with, but a lot of the business around their characters feels like padding to keep the two highest profile actors busy." ‐Hollywood Reporter
Posted Jan 24, 2016
68%

Swiss Army Man (2016)

"By turns, enchanting, irritating, juvenile and yet oddly endearing ..." ‐Hollywood Reporter
Posted Jan 23, 2016
3/5 67%

The Visit: An Alien Encounter (The Visit) (2015)

"An amused but never mocking look at how we would handle things if beings from another planet landed on Earth." ‐Guardian
Posted Jan 21, 2016
2/5 No Score Yet

The Fall of the Krays (2016)

"The acting standard here would shame an am-dram panto." ‐Guardian
Posted Dec 31, 2015
No Score Yet

Brozer (2014)

"Once the collective drops the idea that they're making some kind of fiction film and the gears shift this into documentary territory, it improves considerably." ‐Hollywood Reporter
Posted Dec 21, 2015
72%

The Falling (2015)

"There are so many acute insights, striking images and impressive performances in it, not least from lead Maisie Williams, it's a tragic shame that elsewhere inexperience shows and the last 15 minutes devolve into a morass of melodramatic incident." ‐Hollywood Reporter
Posted Dec 15, 2015
3/5 29%

Swung (2015)

"This British drama takes an admirable risk in trying to make a serious film about the contemporary swinging scene without resorting to either juvenile sniggering or censoriousness." ‐Guardian
Posted Dec 10, 2015
3/5 No Score Yet

Nuit de la Glisse - Don't Crack Under Pressure (2015)

"Director Thierry Donard is a dab hand at all this, and knows how to package the thrill ride-alongs with synth-heavy music of wonder and little talking-head snippets of reflection from the athletes." ‐Guardian
Posted Dec 3, 2015
3/5 43%

A Christmas Star (2015)

"This Northern Ireland-set fable steals adroitly from all kinds of classic Christmas-themed movies - a bit of Miracle on 34th Street, a dash of Nativity!, a big dollop of It's a Wonderful Life, and so on." ‐Guardian
Posted Nov 12, 2015
4/5 91%

Microbe and Gasoline (Microbe et Gasoil) (2016)

"If this film were a person, you'd want to give it a big hug ..." ‐Guardian
Posted Nov 5, 2015
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