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Leslie Felperin

Leslie Felperin
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
3/5 No Score Yet 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
100% 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
22% 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
78% 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 78% 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
67% 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 11% 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 56% 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
89% 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 82% 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
93% 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
96% 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
70% 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
4/5 No Score Yet The Nights of Zayandeh-Rood (Shabhaye Zayendeh-Rood) (1990) The fact that the film, even in this elliptical, mangled version, still manages to be a rich meditation on family life, the legacy of violence and lost love makes it essential viewing.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Mar 2, 2017
3/5 74% Headshot (2017) A very good iteration of the genre, with moody lighting, razor sharp editing and great fight sequences, but be advised that only the strongest of stomachs need apply ...‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Mar 2, 2017
92% Certain Women (2016) If the characters here are often sparing with their words, or even withholding, the visuals speak volumes.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Mar 2, 2017
87% The Student ((M)uchenik) (2017) The narrative starts out in the realm of unfussy realism and grows blacker, richer and more surreal.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Mar 1, 2017
100% Roxanne Roxanne (2017) A musical biopic with plenty of swagger and style that will get hip hop fans of a certain age nostalgically swooning over vintage track suits and old-school dance moves.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Mar 1, 2017
100% Stopover (Voir du pays) (2016) Tense as a climber's rope as it descends incrementally to a disturbing climax, luminously lensed by Jean-Louis Vialard, and packed with piercing performances from the ensemble cast, this is a cracking good film.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Feb 27, 2017
2/5 9% Bitter Harvest (2017) While one may applaud the intention, the execution is markedly uneven.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Feb 23, 2017
4/5 98% The Fits (2016) Holmer draws confident, luminous performances from the cast that rise to the occasion but never seem over-coached or phony.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Feb 23, 2017
3/5 100% P.S. Jerusalem (2017) This is a conversation starter, not especially distinguished as film-making but vital and deeply felt.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Feb 16, 2017
3/5 80% The Park (Le parc) (2016) This slender, ethereal, ultra-low-budget French film, getting a limited theatrical release before it goes to Mubi, starts off sort of dull and becomes increasingly entrancing.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Feb 9, 2017
33% Fun Mom Dinner (2017) Salty, sweet and fun to chew over - sort of like taffy, but not so hard on the dental work - Fun Mom Dinner is a palatable addition to that growing subgenre of bawdy, female-centric comedies.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Feb 2, 2017
86% Ingrid Goes West (2017) Even though this feature debut for director Matt Spicer, who co-wrote the script with David Branson Smith, is sort of all over the place, it's still often sharply amusing, crisply assembled and features game, broad-brushstroke performances ...‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Jan 31, 2017
3/5 68% Danny Says (2016) Stitched together from extensive interviews with Fields and his surviving friends, including Iggy Pop, Tommy Ramone and record exec Seymour Stein, this is a delightful slice of pop history.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Jan 26, 2017
76% Beatriz at Dinner (2017) A flawed work, too broad and scattershot to skewer its deserving targets with the precision necessary for the task.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Jan 24, 2017
65% Before I Fall (2017) This neatly written Heathers-meets-Groundhog Day high-concept package delivers both technical polish and a toothsome yet likeable cast.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Jan 23, 2017
82% Casting JonBenét (2017) Ultimately, this evolves into a layered meditation on many things - crime and guilt, the exploitation of children and acting itself, to name just a few.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Jan 23, 2017
73% Landline (2017) Somehow manages to fall disappointingly flat all too often.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Jan 22, 2017
100% Novitiate (2017) Mesmerizes as it probes a uniquely female-dominated milieu where passions - both religious, sexual and a combination of the two - run hot under those starched, lily-white coifs and black habits.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Jan 21, 2017