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Leslie Felperin

Leslie Felperin
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
2/5 25% 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 92% 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 No Score Yet Tawai: A voice from the forest (2017) [A] well-meaning but rather woolly doc ...‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Sep 29, 2017
4/5 62% 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
72% 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 92% My Pure Land (2017) A clean blend of arthouse mannerisms and action-movie suspense ...‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Sep 15, 2017
3/5 86% 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 67% 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
75% 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
80% Mom & Dad (2017) 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
55% 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 76% 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 20% 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
87% American Made (2017) Kudos are due to Liman and Spinelli... for honing the script into a reasonably manageable two-hour romp around the Byzantine conspiracy-caper seen through the eyes of Seal. ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Aug 17, 2017
3/5 100% La Soledad (2016) This promising debut feature opens up gradually, like a fragrant but potentially poisonous night-blooming flower.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Aug 17, 2017
3/5 94% SHOT!: The Psycho-Spiritual Mantra of Rock (2017) It's a treat to feast on these iconic images and here the stories behind them, although Rock is so laconic and hippy-dippy about his craftsmanship it ends up doing something of a disservice to his artistry ...‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Jul 21, 2017
3/5 50% A Change in the Weather (2017) Some might find it all utterly insufferable, but, if you're receptive to the work of Joanna Hogg and other miniaturists of this sort, this is pretty good stuff.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Jul 6, 2017
2/5 44% Nails (2017) A cheerfully derivative exercise in jump scares, dark shadows and low-budget-driven aesthetics.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Jun 16, 2017
3/5 100% A Good Day to Die, Hoka Hey (2016) What might get lost in subsequent accounts could be this picture's most interesting quality: it's questioning of war photographers' own live-fast-die-young, self-mythologising tendencies.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Jun 15, 2017
44% Hampstead (2017) These yin and yang performers complement each other nicely, like tangy rhubarb and sweet, thick custard. It's just a shame that the vehicle which has brought them together is so insipid.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Jun 15, 2017
21% The Book of Henry (2017) Those of us who've allowed ourselves to care about the latest Star Wars trilogy may be made fearful about the prospect of an Episode IX directed by Trevorrow.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Jun 15, 2017
100% Directions (Posoki) (2017) Plays more like a series of shorts of variable quality rather than a coherent whole. Still, Komandarev's empathy for people struggling to survive as best they can is palpable and admirable.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Jun 6, 2017
No Score Yet Heaven's Floor (2016) Heaven's Floor is an affecting debut feature for still photographer Stoll, who's clearly learned a lot on film sets judging by the professionalism on display here.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Jun 6, 2017
No Score Yet Zombillenium (2017) An entertaining, irrepressibly European animated feature grounded in an amusing gothic fantasy concept.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Jun 5, 2017
76% The Exception (The Kaiser's Last Kiss) (2017) Both [James] and Courtney are lovely to look at and suit the costume designer Daniela Ciancio's finely calibrated period outfits.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Jun 2, 2017
3/5 92% The Shepherd (El pastor) (2016) There's admirable craftsmanship in the use of sound, music and light, especially in the final stretch, when skies glower with magic-hour hues and sheep bleat worriedly.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Jun 1, 2017
4/5 100% Disturbing The Peace (2016) A steady procession of stories about anger provoked by atrocities on both sides, battles fought, won and lost and growing despair over whether there will ever be away out of the cycle of violence.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Jun 1, 2017
3/5 79% Brigsby Bear (2017) Best not to think about it too hard and just go along for the ride while enjoying Mooney's excellent comic timing and film's loopier notions.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted May 25, 2017
68% A Gentle Creature (2017) A Gentle Creature is not what one might call a fun watch. But it's also obviously not just horror for horror's sake.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted May 25, 2017
No Score Yet Out (2017) No one will be offended by it, but few will remember much about it.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted May 25, 2017
1/5 14% Spark: A Space Tail (2017) Surely there is a species of monkey somewhere far, far away who are all banging randomly on typewriters and yet have managed, somehow, to come up with a better script than this derivative piece of space junk.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted May 25, 2017
2/5 71% Jeannette: The Childhood of Joan of Arc (Jeannette l'enfance de Jeanne d'Arc) (2017) Jeanette purposely evokes old peasant passion plays, amateur theatre, or perhaps less kindly, school nativity plays devised by head teachers longing to prove religion can be cool.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted May 22, 2017
89% Promised Land (2017) Even if one agrees with Jarecki's progressive political position, making Elvis into a metonym for the nation's spiritual corruption starts to feel too much like a contrived rhetorical sleight of hand.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted May 21, 2017
4/5 No Score Yet Lost in Lebanon (2017) A moving, galvanising work that tackles this horrific humanitarian crisis with a fresh eye and ear.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted May 19, 2017
92% Loveless (Nelyubov) (2017) Zvyagintsev once again demonstrates his remarkable gift for creating perfectly formed dramatic microcosms that illustrate the bred-in-the-bone pathologies of Russian society.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted May 18, 2017
3/5 57% Tomcat (Kater) (2016) Psychologically, there's perhaps something in the situation that's worth exploring, but director Händl Klaus so attenuates the already thin plot material that after a while it's hard to care about these guys.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted May 12, 2017
4/5 100% Harmonium (Fuchi ni tatsu) (2017) Well worth watching for those with the stomach for a cold, bitter, intoxicating deep drink of bleak.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted May 4, 2017
4/5 84% Letters From Baghdad (2017) Sure, it is a little like how you imagine it would be if Radio 4's Woman's Hour made films instead of audio-only features, but that's not necessarily a bad thing.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Apr 21, 2017
89% Mimosas (2017) An endurance test for anyone not especially keen on films packed with long shots of people, mules and cars traveling through landscapes for minutes at a time.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Apr 11, 2017
3/5 100% Who's Gonna Love Me Now? (2016) [An] affecting and sincere documentary ...‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Apr 7, 2017
95% Graduation (Bacalaureat) (2017) Graduation isn't one of Mungiu's finest, but even a restrained, emotionally measured work like this is more interesting and provocative than many another director's best effort.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Apr 4, 2017
No Score Yet Inheritance (2017) The antics of the three main leads just become a bit sordid, inexplicable and oddly tiresome by the end, even though the performances are admirably committed.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Mar 17, 2017
No Score Yet The Light of the Moon (2017) With the wider cultural conversation about rape culture, especially in the U.S., raging in the media, this honest and complex engagement with the subject is particularly welcome.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Mar 17, 2017
71% Beauty and the Beast (2017) It's a Michelin-triple-starred master class in patisserie skills that transforms the cinematic equivalent of a sugar rush into a kind of crystal meth-like narcotic high that lasts about two hours.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Mar 3, 2017