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Leslie Felperin

Leslie Felperin
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
3/5 No Score Yet Together (2018) It's hard to get a steer on how to read the film's intentions, especially when it zigzags between ruthless, dryly rendered satire and absurdly unconvincing courtroom scenes backed by soppy music.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Jun 14, 2018
2/5 No Score Yet Concealed (2017) A mud pie of contemporary thriller tropes that don't hold together for long.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted May 31, 2018
100% Mirai (2018) A sweet child's-eye view of the world.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted May 26, 2018
No Score Yet Ayka (2018) Dvortsevoy deserves praise for making a film willing to show a woman ready to do anything she can to live, unafraid if those choices make her character unsympathetic.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted May 18, 2018
80% Carmen & Lola (Carmen y Lola) (2018) Ultimately both insipid and arguably too sympathetic for some viewers to the homophobic attitudes of the family.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted May 18, 2018
73% Capernaum (Capharnaüm) (2018) Not subtle, but stirring.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted May 17, 2018
83% Fugue (Fuga) (2018) Someone with amnesia discovering dark secrets must be one of the corniest cinematic clichés going, but Polish-set co-production Fugue manages to torque this material in a newish direction.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted May 17, 2018
No Score Yet Be Natural (2018) A scrupulously well-researched documentary about one of early cinema's greatest pioneers and the world's first woman filmmaker.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted May 14, 2018
No Score Yet Los silencios (2018) Meditative and moving.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted May 11, 2018
100% Cold War (Zimna wojna) (2018) A thrilling exploration of romantic disappointment with a killer soundtrack.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted May 10, 2018
59% Summer (Leto) (2018) Not a lot actually happens in Leto. There are some beautifully fluid performance sequences...‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted May 10, 2018
89% Donbass (2018) Powerful if ultimately enervating...‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted May 9, 2018
3/5 No Score Yet Skid Row Marathon (2017) Undeniably uplifting, even if the string-laden score strains too hard to tweak the tear ducts, this US-made documentary tracks a running group of recovering addicts and paroled convicts who train for marathons together.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted May 4, 2018
3/5 44% You, Me and Him (2018) What a treat to see Punch, so often the scene-stealer in a string of supporting roles, get to be the star for a change, in a part that emphasises her gawky, goofy persona.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Apr 12, 2018
2/5 No Score Yet Maya the Bee: The Honey Games (2018) The best you could say of this drippy sequel to Maya the Bee is that it's better than its predecessor by the finest of fuzzy bee hairs.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Apr 6, 2018
4/5 No Score Yet Gholam (2017) [A] melancholy portrait of a man living in exile in London, never quite beyond the reach of his own troubled past.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Mar 22, 2018
1/5 No Score Yet Dark Beacon (2017) This amateurish British horror film would be more forgivable, maybe even endearing in an "ah bless, at least they tried" way, if it were made by actual amateurs.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Mar 22, 2018
No Score Yet Wild Honey Pie (2018) A high tolerance for entitled millennials and their angst is a must for prospective viewers, especially ones willing to overlook shambolic plot maneuvers and frankly thinly written characters ...‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Mar 20, 2018
3/5 No Score Yet Macbeth (2018) All the sound and fury of visuals creates a modern texture that might appeal to younger viewers swotting for A-levels.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Mar 8, 2018
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
61% 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
92% Puzzle (2018) Fits together nicely.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Jan 30, 2018
88% 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
55% A Kid Like Jake (2018) Simply lovely ...‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Jan 24, 2018
100% Half the Picture (2018) 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
93% 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
98% 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
70% Lizzie (2018) A sensitive and stylish take on the legend.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Jan 20, 2018
64% Our New President (2018) An impressively assembled work, edited with brio by Pozdorovkin and Matvey Kulakov.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Jan 19, 2018
82% 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 94% 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 61% 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 74% Son of Bigfoot (2018) 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
77% 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 70% 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