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Leslie Felperin

Leslie Felperin
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
77% Assassination Nation (2018) With so much stuff going off, the core cast don't really have much opportunity to stretch themselves, but nevertheless, Young and Nef stand out particularly with their more dimensional characters.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Feb 9, 2018
60% A Futile and Stupid Gesture (2017) A move that, if nothing else, shockingly abandons the traditional rags-to-riches-to-rags-to-redemption four-part trajectory to which nearly every biopic slavishly adheres.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Jan 31, 2018
100% Puzzle (2018) Fits together nicely.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Jan 30, 2018
No Score Yet MATANGI/MAYA/M.I.A. (2018) The director and subject struggle to say everything about globalism, fame, identity and whatever else comes into their heads, until the film is at risk of saying nothing much at all.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Jan 25, 2018
No Score Yet A Kid Like Jake (2018) Simply lovely ...‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Jan 24, 2018
No Score Yet Half the Picture (2017) Half the Picture is a vital, comprehensive documentary on a subject that's so fundamental to the industry it's about, you have to wonder why dozens of movies on this scale or bigger haven't already been made.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Jan 24, 2018
No Score Yet Rust (Ferrugem) (2018) The best kind of after-school special.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Jan 23, 2018
82% The Miseducation of Cameron Post (2018) Generously peppered with biting humor and warmed by a generous spirit that extends understanding, if not forgiveness, even to the religious zealot characters.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Jan 22, 2018
3/5 100% Seeing Allred (2018) A comprehensive, unabashedly sympathetic portrait of Allred ...‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Jan 22, 2018
100% RBG (2018) A documentary that, like its subject, Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, is eminently sober, well-mannered, highly intelligent, scrupulous and just a teeny-weeny bit reassuringly dull.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Jan 22, 2018
100% Eighth Grade (2018) The kind of comedy that hipper parents might just be able to watch with their own offspring and enjoy.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Jan 21, 2018
100% The Tale (2018) One of the singular aspects of Fox's script is that it honors the messiness of real-life events, even if that means the film itself sometimes feels messy.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Jan 21, 2018
68% Lizzie (2018) A sensitive and stylish take on the legend.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Jan 20, 2018
60% Our New President (2018) An impressively assembled work, edited with brio by Pozdorovkin and Matvey Kulakov.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Jan 19, 2018
81% Early Man (2018) Early Man, the latest animated feature from the Aardman studio's star director Nick Park, is about as warming, homey and distinctly British as a mug of hot, sweet, milky tea on a rainy day.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Jan 14, 2018
3/5 80% A Woman's Life (Une vie) (2017) What saves this from being a dull downer is the lightness of touch in the direction and performances, the spontaneity of the dialogue as characters discuss dress designs or household expenditure.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Jan 12, 2018
4/5 94% Tempestad (2016) Tatiana Huezo's exquisite documentary speaks painful truths but is worth every minute.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Jan 11, 2018
4/5 93% Glory (2017) The nervy handheld camerawork and natural lighting connect Glory aesthetically to the similarly pessimistic naturalism of Romanian cinema while displaying an even darker, lugubrious Slavic edge.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Jan 5, 2018
4/5 47% My Little Pony: The Movie (2017) This instalment has all the sly wit and fine character development -- once again effervescent Pinkie Pie steals the show -- that die-hard devotees treasure so much.‐ Radio Times
Posted Dec 21, 2017
4/5 87% Song of Granite (2017) The biographical details are of far less interest to Collins than the music, and the film will be a particular delight to lovers of Irish folk music, with its keening textures and melancholic tones.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Dec 15, 2017
97% Ethel & Ernest (2016) ... a deeply affecting feature-length animated film...‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Dec 6, 2017
4/5 94% Most Beautiful Island (2017) Spanish actor Ana Asensio multitasks as star, writer-director and producer of this arresting feature, a gritty, ominous thriller that's winning awards on the festival and independent film circuit.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Dec 1, 2017
3/5 59% Marie Curie: The Courage of Knowledge (2017) Curie deserves the recognition and there's an honourable attempt to colour in the historical context with references to the Dreyfus affair and the political state of play in turn-of-the-century Europe.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Nov 24, 2017
3/5 No Score Yet Hi-Lo Joe (2017) Goes big on the angst of thirtysomething blokes and their eternal struggles issues with commitment and attaining self-knowledge, but it's hard to hold a grudge against it given the energy of the direction and the charisma of its toothsome young stars.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Nov 23, 2017
2/5 No Score Yet Rise of the Footsoldier 3 (2017) Derivative and tedious, unless you really like lots of macho twerps beating and cutting each other, endless shots of drugs being snorted and swallowed, and swearing, unimaginatively, with every other word.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Nov 3, 2017
3/5 79% The Son of Bigfoot (2017) It's a fundamentally daft premise, but the film-makers have fun with it, sprinkling wry one-liners along the way to perk things up and threading the plot on a surprisingly strong emotional through-line.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Nov 2, 2017
100% Paddington 2 (2018) Paddington 2 won't save the world, sadly, but it's existence makes everything just that tiny bit better and more, well, bearable.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Oct 26, 2017
No Score Yet Funny Cow (2017) One of those intriguing but raggedy films that ultimately adds up to less than the sum of its promising parts ...‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Oct 23, 2017
3/5 68% Buena Vista Social Club: Adios (2017) [A] thoughtful if somewhat scattered documentary ...‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Oct 20, 2017
100% Unrest (2017) [Jennifer] Brea builds up a multifaceted portrait of the condition and the toll it takes. ‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Oct 19, 2017
3/5 100% Earth: One Amazing Day (2017) This perfectly serviceable and somewhat conventional documentary tracks the daily struggle to survive for an assortment of wild animals.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Oct 19, 2017
2/5 24% 6 Below: Miracle On The Mountain (2017) Stylistically, it's strictly made-for-TV trauma-drama stuff, but it's hard not to admire Hartnett's tenacity in what was surely a physically challenging role and wonder why he hasn't had a better career arc.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Oct 13, 2017
4/5 93% School Life (2017) Imagine Fred Wiseman directing a remake of School of Rock but in Ireland and you're almost there, but with more incidental music and a closer focus on the charming characters.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Oct 12, 2017
2/5 60% Tawai: A voice from the forest (2017) [A] well-meaning but rather woolly doc ...‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Sep 29, 2017
4/5 63% Manolo, The Boy Who Made Shoes For Lizards (2017) There's ... a proper appreciation of his craftsmanship, skill and depth of historical knowledge.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Sep 28, 2017
74% Gaga: Five Foot Two (2017) One can imagine woe would betide anyone who might neglect, say, to get the lining on a sequined jacket fixed the instant she asks for it, as happens just before she does the halftime show at the Super Bowl.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Sep 20, 2017
3/5 93% My Pure Land (2017) A clean blend of arthouse mannerisms and action-movie suspense ...‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Sep 15, 2017
3/5 88% Kills on Wheels (Tiszta szívvel) (2017) If you see one film about a Hungarian hitman in a wheelchair this year, make sure it's this one.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Sep 15, 2017
3/5 71% The Graduation (Le concours) (2016) Simon has an insider's understanding of the process but films the endless debates between examiners with a cool detachment, seemingly taking no sides.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Sep 14, 2017
72% Dark River (2017) A moving, North of England-set portrait of marginalized working-class cultures and the resilience of damaged children.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Sep 12, 2017
86% Who We Are Now (2017) Newton's storytelling is skittish and a bit too on the nose at times, but his palpable generosity toward his cast is rewarded with committed, passionate turns from the ensemble.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Sep 12, 2017
71% Mom and Dad (2018) The kind of rip-snorting, relatively cheap and cheerful black comedy the industry doesn't make enough of anymore, Mom & Dad is a deliciously lurid throwback ...‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Sep 11, 2017
51% Roman J. Israel, Esq. (2017) Unfortunately, something at the center just doesn't hold, and it flies apart over the course of 133 minutes into confusing shards of plot, legalese-heavy monologues and ... a touch of soggy sentimentality in the home stretch.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Sep 11, 2017
56% Super Size Me 2: Holy Chicken! (2017) Jaunty but thought-provoking ...‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Sep 9, 2017
3/5 100% The Work (2017) For the open-minded this is moving, even wrenching viewing that might inspire similar approaches in British institutions.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Sep 8, 2017
4/5 100% The Farthest (2017) It's like one of those great Horizon episodes from the 1980s or 90s, before all science docs started sounding as if they were written for overexcited seven-year-olds.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Sep 1, 2017
4/5 75% Una (2017) It's a tough watch, but the leads' scorching performances makes the effort worthwhile.‐ Radio Times
Read More | Posted Aug 31, 2017
2/5 25% Eat Locals (2016) The special and visual effects are too frequently deployed and also desperately unconvincing, and it's a shame the script isn't just a shade or two funnier.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Aug 31, 2017
4/5 100% Hotel Salvation (2017) This beautifully rendered Indian arthouse film, the debut of young director Shubhashish Bhutiani, enacts a subtle family comedy-drama that anyone who has spent time with an ageing parent could relate to easily.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Aug 25, 2017
3/5 100% Bending the Arc (2017) Although the treacly soundtrack overpunches on the sentiment at times, this is undeniably moving stuff - especially scenes where some of the doctors see footage of patients they helped save, still very much alive and thriving today.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Aug 18, 2017