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Lisa Giles-Keddie

Lisa Giles-Keddie
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
3/5 29% The Secret Scripture (2017) The overall power of the story is female suppression across the ages that really hits home - subtly interwoven, but accompanied by that unsavoury feel of demonising the independent screen female again.‐ HeyUGuys
Read More | Posted May 19, 2017
100% Stopover (Voir du pays) (2016) This is a film about the aftereffects of war on the individual -- the females' experiences are merely, deliberately singled out to examine this highly important issue. This makes for superior film-making.‐ HeyUGuys
Read More | Posted Feb 27, 2017
3/5 85% Lost in Paris (Paris pieds nus) (2017) There is a certain retro-fifties Hollywood essence to the Gordon and Abel tales, the very idea that romance and goodwill triumph, though with it comes hardship for the characters along the way.‐ HeyUGuys
Read More | Posted Oct 17, 2016
3/5 75% Pyromaniac (Pyromanen) (2016) There is an understated beauty to Skjoldbjærg's work, like a throwback to an Ivar Johansson film, but toned right down on melodrama.‐ HeyUGuys
Read More | Posted Oct 17, 2016
4/5 85% Ma' Rosa (2016) A compelling lesson in modern-day morality, but it cleverly never judges any of its characters in the process.‐ HeyUGuys
Read More | Posted Oct 17, 2016
4/5 61% Desierto (2016) Gravity screenwriter Cuarón is more than apt at building suspense from limited surroundings.‐ HeyUGuys
Read More | Posted Apr 12, 2016
4/5 100% Virgin Mountain (Fúsi) (2015) A beautifully subtle drama.‐ HeyUGuys
Read More | Posted Feb 29, 2016
3/5 88% The Invitation (2016) The Invitation is full of thriller clichés but neatly and consistently builds the paranoia and has an intriguing premise as the catalyst for this, which the filmmakers put to good use.‐ HeyUGuys
Read More | Posted Feb 22, 2016
2/5 47% Freeheld (2015) Superficial handling of an intriguing subject matter and potentially engrossing love story. It's tamely adequate but not nearly enough satisfying.‐ HeyUGuys
Read More | Posted Feb 18, 2016
2/5 48% How To Be Single (2016) The story seems to rely on its dominant characters to pull us through the flatter moments, as Johnson's casting in the lead is the film's biggest gamble - and one that doesn't quite convince.‐ HeyUGuys
Read More | Posted Feb 17, 2016
3/5 90% The Lady In The Van (2015) Both intimate in its core relationship and formal in its social commentary arising from the situation - highly apt in today's austerity climate but executed in a pleasingly comical light.‐ HeyUGuys
Read More | Posted Oct 20, 2015
3/5 87% My Scientology Movie (2017) Without the highlights of the reactions to the reconstructions, the rest of the film is fairly 'so-so', tabloid-style baiting - as the genre goes, even if it does raise a few laughs.‐ HeyUGuys
Read More | Posted Oct 20, 2015
3/5 62% Truth (2015) A very rousing piece, bolster by its true story. If nothing else, this ought to be seen for another awards-worthy, killer Cate Blanchett performance.‐ HeyUGuys
Read More | Posted Oct 20, 2015
4/5 82% Men & Chicken (Mænd & høns) (2016) An extraordinary dark comedy for those wanting pitched blackness and heaps of lunacy.‐ HeyUGuys
Read More | Posted Oct 16, 2015
3/5 72% He Named Me Malala (2015) Malala is an awesome character in a film that feels mediocre and unsurprising, and much like a party political broadcast at times. A great shame, really.‐ HeyUGuys
Read More | Posted Oct 9, 2015
4/5 85% John Wick (2014) John Wick has rebooted Reeves in action-man mode ... it's a sleek, energising revenge juggernaut with a touch of comic-book chic.‐ HeyUGuys
Read More | Posted Apr 13, 2015
4/5 80% The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water (2015) Bonkers laugh... like a colourful, senses-pounding rush. The Spongebob Movie: Sponge Out Of Water offers far more craziness than David Hasselhoff could in the first film.‐ HeyUGuys
Read More | Posted Apr 2, 2015
3/5 59% My Old Lady (2014) Genuinely encouraging and indulging in parts ... It is the change in tonal direction that feels disconcerting and difficult to reconcile, however, great the performances achieved are.‐ HeyUGuys
Read More | Posted Nov 19, 2014
4/5 No Score Yet Excuse My French (2014) Immensely enjoyable tone and production style. ‐ HeyUGuys
Read More | Posted Nov 19, 2014
4/5 No Score Yet El Niño (2015) Slick realism and a generally engaging plotline that only wavers when the pace is decreased and the inexperience of some actors involved is exposed. ‐ HeyUGuys
Read More | Posted Nov 19, 2014
3/5 92% The Goob (2015) Both alluring and achingly desolate ... It's hard to say what Myhill's goal for film is, apart placing Norfolk centre stage. ‐ HeyUGuys
Read More | Posted Nov 19, 2014
3/5 63% Son of a Gun (2015) A stylish brute of a crime thriller, all cocksure and action-ready and desperate not to be taken at face value. It is a stretch, considering it falls into stereotypes.‐ HeyUGuys
Read More | Posted Nov 19, 2014
4/5 83% Testament Of Youth (2015) Vikander has all the grace, beauty and defiant sense of a younger, Swedish Keira Knightley. The actress has the formidable task of portraying every facet of Vera's character in a turbulent time, and she does so, so eloquently and seamlessly.‐ HeyUGuys
Read More | Posted Oct 22, 2014
4/5 90% Wild (2014) Witherspoon's more serious talent, last seen in Walk The Line (2005) has finally returned ... her first real contender for critical acclaim.‐ HeyUGuys
Read More | Posted Oct 22, 2014
4/5 75% Camp X-Ray (2014) An intense character study of life in incarceration for guard and guarded, without angling for obvious shock tactics.‐ HeyUGuys
Read More | Posted Oct 20, 2014
3/5 80% The Notorious Mr. Bout (2015) A fascinating insight into the corruption of free-market capitalism, and what happens when anything goes and borders become irrelevant.‐ HeyUGuys
Read More | Posted Aug 29, 2014
3/5 28% Deliver Us from Evil (2014) Although it has all the elements it does sport too many horror tropes as though the filmmaker doesn't have the power of his own convictions to boldly go where he hasn't gone before.‐ HeyUGuys
Read More | Posted Aug 29, 2014
3 40% Step Up: All In (2014) Step Up 5 is another vehicle for showcasing the latest, creative street dance moves. Be 'All In' with this and resign yourself to the mawkishness to get the most out of it. It's the only way.‐ HeyUGuys
Read More | Posted Jul 31, 2014
3/5 36% The Quiet Ones (2014) The Quiet Ones is a confused concept with great, star-quality performances that are its saving grace.‐ HeyUGuys
Read More | Posted Apr 10, 2014
3/5 17% Ironclad: Battle for Blood (2014) The director manages to deliver a commendable production on what appears to be little budget.‐ HeyUGuys
Read More | Posted Mar 13, 2014
4/5 71% Plot for Peace (2014) Momentous! ‐ HeyUGuys
Read More | Posted Mar 13, 2014
2/5 81% The Bachelor's Weekend (2014) The bromance is not lost in The Stag, however odd the grouping is.‐ HeyUGuys
Read More | Posted Mar 10, 2014
3/5 69% Powder Room (2013) Powder Room harnesses some refreshing female comedic talent, all witnessed by the wise toilet attendant (newcomer Johnnie Fiori) who ends the night on a high, soulful note - much like any Saturday night sing-song in the loo when inhibitions crumble.‐ HeyUGuys
Read More | Posted Dec 4, 2013
1/5 No Score Yet Sixteen (2013) Overall, Brown has squandered a good idea. It's a great shame, as it all feels half-heartedly executed when the story had so much potential‐ HeyUGuys
Read More | Posted Oct 21, 2013
5/5 68% Afternoon Delight (2013) Afternoon Delight is the pitch-perfect morning, afternoon or evening viewing for any stay-at-home-mum who gets the 'grass is always greener' speech from her working sisters.‐ HeyUGuys
Read More | Posted Oct 21, 2013
5/5 91% Mystery Road (2013) Mystery Road offers nothing new in terms of crime plot, but its awesome setting and tenacious hero make it an absolute must-see, especially for western fans.‐ HeyUGuys
Read More | Posted Oct 21, 2013
3/5 60% Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa (2013) A blast of light entertainment, however crude things get for some ... it's the most charming of the Jackass bag of tricks ...‐ HeyUGuys
Read More | Posted Oct 21, 2013
5/5 94% Le passé (The Past) (2013) Farhadi's all-consuming and cerebral emotional drama puzzle The Past could be another awards contender, with a scriptwriting prowess matched by an exceptional cast under talented direction.‐ HeyUGuys
Read More | Posted Oct 20, 2013
4/5 83% The Armstrong Lie (2013) Gibney may not be as biting as in his previous work ... The man [Armstrong] still feels like an enigma.‐ HeyUGuys
Read More | Posted Oct 20, 2013
3/5 74% The Congress (2014) The Congress plays to our fears, perhaps ironically, with hindsight affecting our view of it as a piece of social commentary too?‐ HeyUGuys
Read More | Posted Oct 18, 2013
3/5 81% Becoming Traviata (2013) Becoming Traviata gives a compelling and rare insight into the daily life of the opera industry from the perspective of a filmmaker.‐ HeyUGuys
Read More | Posted Oct 18, 2013
5/5 97% The Selfish Giant (2013) Barnard's subject matter rewards in many respects and her storytelling flair stays with you long after the end credits. British cinema has conversely never felt so invigorating.‐ HeyUGuys
Read More | Posted Oct 17, 2013
2/5 41% As I Lay Dying (2013) Comes across - whether it's Franco's intention or not - as a grossly self-indulgent project that will alienate some of his fan base.‐ HeyUGuys
Read More | Posted Oct 17, 2013
5/5 No Score Yet Moodysson's charming and winning journey into adulthood, accompanied by a music style that encourages a venting of mixed emotions ... ‐ HeyUGuys
Read More | Posted Oct 16, 2013
5/5 97% We Are the Best! (2014) Moodysson's charming and winning journey into adulthood, accompanied by a music style that encourages a venting of mixed emotions ...‐ HeyUGuys
Read More | Posted Oct 16, 2013
4/5 99% Starred Up (2014) Some outstanding performances from O'Connell and Mendelson, both hugely exciting actors ...‐ HeyUGuys
Read More | Posted Oct 16, 2013
4/5 83% Me, Myself and Mum (2014) Gallienne is the androgynous clown minus the costume that wants us to laugh and cry with him.‐ HeyUGuys
Read More | Posted Oct 16, 2013
4/5 99% Gloria (2014) Gloria is a thought-provoking and immensely satisfying piece of filmmaking.‐ HeyUGuys
Read More | Posted Oct 16, 2013
4/5 92% Child's Pose (2014) Child's Pose is simply unforgettable cinema.‐ HeyUGuys
Read More | Posted Oct 16, 2013
3/5 30% Austenland (2013) This pantomime farce is in good, hearty spirits ... it knowingly pokes fun at itself ... simply enjoy the outrageous buffoonery.‐ HeyUGuys
Read More | Posted Sep 29, 2013