Lewis Porteous

Lewis Porteous

Agrees with the Tomatometer 72% of the time.

Lewis Porteous's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): The Skinny

Movie Reviews Only

Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
2/5 No Score Yet

Brakes (2016)

"Too often ponderous dialogue and blurry visuals result in a muddled lack of clarity." ‐ The Skinny
Posted Jun 19, 2016
4/5 100%

The Last Command (1928)

"Though the action moves in a predictable direction, Jannings' anguished breakdown makes for a compelling pay off." ‐ The Skinny
Posted May 31, 2016
5/5 97%

Man With a Movie Camera (1929)

"Little can be added to the praise heaped upon Man with a Movie Camera over the years, other than to emphasise quite how entertaining it is." ‐ The Skinny
Posted May 3, 2016
2/5 No Score Yet

Winter (2015)

"While the desire to show us the burden Woods' actions place on his family is commendable, there's a serious misjudgement in playing his outlandish gestures for laughs." ‐ The Skinny
Posted Mar 2, 2016
3/5 83%

The American Dreamer (1971)

"What's striking about this documentary is that it proves Hopper was full of shit all along. " ‐ The Skinny
Posted Feb 25, 2016
4/5 98%

Finders Keepers (2015)

"A film exploring the undoing of two men, the strange circumstances that see their lives interconnect, and the qualities we've come to value as a society." ‐ The Skinny
Posted Feb 22, 2016
4/5 100%

Man vs. Snake: The Long and Twisted Tale of Nibbler (2015)

"It's a joy to watch these gamers' stories handled with shock, open-mindedness and empathy." ‐ The Skinny
Posted Feb 19, 2016
5/5 100%

The Friends of Eddie Coyle (1973)

"Robert Mitchum brings late-career gravitas to this brilliant Boston-set crime thriller." ‐ The Skinny
Posted Feb 1, 2016
4/5 100%

A New Leaf (1971)

"It's great fun to watch Walter Matthau play against type as a spoilt trust fund kid, but it's the versatile and inventive May that he (and the audience) fall for." ‐ The Skinny
Posted Jan 12, 2016
4/5 No Score Yet

All My Good Countrymen (1969)

"All My Good Countrymen is buoyed by reckless energy and wonder, yet is notably the work of an established master." ‐ The Skinny
Posted Dec 2, 2015
4/5 91%

Bridge of Spies (2015)

"Easily one of Spielberg's most cynical offerings, thanks to the Coen brothers' humanistic, whip-smart script which evokes a futile, high-stakes game of cat and mouse." ‐ The Skinny
Posted Nov 23, 2015
2/5 71%

Brand: A Second Coming (2015)

"Timoner seems reluctant to probe Brand and consequently offers little in the way of revelation." ‐ The Skinny
Posted Nov 2, 2015
2/3 89%

Mississippi Grind (2015)

"What it sorely lacks is any sense of life." ‐ The Skinny
Posted Oct 23, 2015
2/5 58%

The Program (2016)

"Taut but structurally aimless, O'Dowd's skeptical sports writer is reduced to a bystander, watching a narrative we're already familiar with play out." ‐ The Skinny
Posted Oct 11, 2015
2/5 27%

Pan (2015)

"Joe Wright shows little interest in exploring wider thematic concerns, instead presenting us with a charmless, overly-literal action fantasy." ‐ The Skinny
Posted Oct 7, 2015
2/5 62%

The Intern (2015)

"Once a complacent giant, De Niro now calls to mind a faintly embarrassing father figure to whom respect is nevertheless owed." ‐ The Skinny
Posted Sep 29, 2015
3/5 61%

Life (2015)

"[Dane DeHaan's] star quality is well served to Corbijn's bittersweet evocation of studio-driven Hollywood and its relationship with a long faded way of American life." ‐ The Skinny
Posted Sep 24, 2015
5/5 55%

La Grande Bouffe (Blow-Out) (Blow Out) (1973)

"The corrosive, nihilistic ugliness of excessive wealth and consumer culture has never been quite so damningly exposed." ‐ The Skinny
Posted Sep 1, 2015
2/5 22%

Pressure (2015)

"Whether anyone's fault or not, an insurmountable sense of redundancy hangs over the project." ‐ The Skinny
Posted Sep 1, 2015
4/5 94%

A Letter to Three Wives (1949)

"A brilliantly handled exercise in building understanding of three highly strung characters and the men in their lives." ‐ The Skinny
Posted Jul 6, 2015
4/5 86%

The Man With the Golden Arm (1955)

"An unflinchingly humane work of enormous importance." ‐ The Skinny
Posted Jul 6, 2015
1/5 63%

Sleeping with Other People (2015)

"It's hard to settle on a low point of this scumbag manifesto from writer-director Leslye Headland..." ‐ The Skinny
Posted Jun 17, 2015
3/5 84%

Listen Up Philip (2014)

"With its portentous narration and bike-riding/book writing aesthetic, this third feature from Alex Ross Perry is a masterclass in tarnished twee." ‐ The Skinny
Posted Jun 3, 2015
3/5 71%

The Offence (1973)

"The Offence presents audiences with an overwhelmingly bleak rumination on evil." ‐ The Skinny
Posted Apr 15, 2015
4/5 No Score Yet

Burroughs (2014)

"A far more revealing look at the man than anyone could have reasonably hoped for." ‐ The Skinny
Posted Mar 19, 2015
2/5 88%

Revenge of the Mekons (2014)

"Lacking both a compelling narrative and a cast of truly interesting characters, Revenge of the Mekons is a surprisingly charmless exercise in rock 'n' roll hagiography." ‐ The Skinny
Posted Mar 19, 2015
4/5 No Score Yet

On the Trail of the Far Fur Country (2014)

"Nikkel presents us with visions of an idealised past, and the turning point at which the world began to go hideously wrong." ‐ The Skinny
Posted Mar 19, 2015
2/5 92%

Pride (2014)

"Guilty of sanitising the struggles to which it pays its respects." ‐ The Skinny
Posted Mar 15, 2015
3/5 52%

Magic in the Moonlight (2014)

"Although somewhat disposable, [Magic in the Moonlight] stands as further proof of Allen's undiminished talent for finding new ways to say the same things." ‐ The Skinny
Posted Feb 5, 2015
2/5 75%

Enemy (2014)

"For all its allusions to totalitarianism and the concept of selfhood, this tale of a lecturer who encounters his exact double lacks depth and meaning." ‐ The Skinny
Posted Jan 1, 2015
4/5 96%

The Thief of Bagdad (1924)

"Whether committing petty crimes or proving his worth against a series of terrifying beasts... Fairbanks oozes preposterous, child-like charisma." ‐ The Skinny
Posted Dec 4, 2014
4/5 100%

Diary of a Lost Girl (Tagebuch einer Verlorenen) (1929)

"What rescues the movie from quaint anonymity is the nausea-inducing darkness that permeates its every frame" ‐ The Skinny
Posted Nov 19, 2014
4/5 96%

I Am Divine (2013)

"This documentary mostly looks back on its subject's career as a notorious drag act, with consistently amusing input from the likes of John Waters, Tab Hunter and psychedelic theatre troupe The Cockettes." ‐ The Skinny
Posted Jul 17, 2014
5/5 100%

Wake in Fright (2012)

"The kindness of strangers has never seemed more terrifying than in this dusty, sun-bleached masterpiece, now stunningly restored." ‐ The Skinny
Posted Mar 6, 2014
4/5 68%

Me and You (2014)

"Given the director's past form, what's so surprising about Me and You is how unashamedly sweet it is." ‐ The Skinny
Posted Jul 18, 2013
3/5 55%

Citadel (2012)

"The film's pretty repugnant if taken as social commentary, but plays with contemporary fears and anxieties incredibly effectively." ‐ The Skinny
Posted Jul 15, 2013
5/5 99%

A Separation (2011)

"Farhadi demonstrates a Hitchcockian flair for suspense, while his cast deliver faultless performances." ‐ The Skinny
Posted Nov 16, 2011