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Louise Keller

Louise Keller
Louise Keller's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Urban Cinefile

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
88% Jackie (2016) Natalie Portman's central multi-layered performance is unforgettable for many reasons. Beyond the physical illusion... her portrayal is both internal and external ‐ Urban Cinefile
Posted Jan 15, 2017
88% Lion (2016) Loss and belonging are the themes of this incredible true story; it is the simplicity of the storytelling that brings it to life. Most crucial is the establishment of the Indian reality ‐ Urban Cinefile
Posted Jan 15, 2017
96% Paterson (2016) Poetry, cup cakes and an English bulldog are some of the unlikely ingredients of the film, whose existential themes weave an indelible, rich tapestry ‐ Urban Cinefile
Posted Dec 11, 2016
89% A United Kingdom (2017) It's a fascinating film but I couldn't help but wonder how much more potent it might have been in the hands of another director ‐ Urban Cinefile
Posted Dec 10, 2016
100% Red Dog: True Blue (2016) With Bryan Brown and the stunning Pilbara region as its greatest assets, True Blue is a sweet film, although it lacks the completeness of the 2011 original ‐ Urban Cinefile
Posted Dec 10, 2016
100% Rosalie Blum (2016) Delicately blending drama and romance with a comic touch, the film is a beguiling jigsaw puzzle in which lives intersect, connections are made and secrets revealed ‐ Urban Cinefile
Posted Dec 10, 2016
61% Allied (2016) Love and betrayal are the themes of this sweeping love story in which star power and intrigue keep us on tenterhooks throughout ‐ Urban Cinefile
Posted Dec 10, 2016
93% La La Land (2016) Buoyed by the charm and charisma of its talented stars Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone, the film is a whirlwind of unbridled happiness that sweeps us away with music and colour. ‐ Urban Cinefile
Posted Dec 10, 2016
42% Office Christmas Party (2016) It's all pretty silly but the script works, the characters are fun and I had a good time. What else can you ask for of an Office Christmas Party? ‐ Urban Cinefile
Posted Dec 7, 2016
38% Up for Love (Un homme à la hauteur) (2016) Two charming lead performances are wasted in this misconceived comedic romcom whose one-joke premise quickly wears thin and is adversely tainted by the wrong tone ‐ Urban Cinefile
Posted Nov 26, 2016
75% Trolls (2016) A candyfloss rainbow of colour, song and enchantment, this eye-popping family film is an undiluted hit of happiness.... A joyous, uplifting film that reminds us about the essence of fun ‐ Urban Cinefile
Posted Nov 26, 2016
96% The Fencer (Miekkailija) (2015) Inspiration is the life-affirming theme of this charming story in which a fencer in Soviet occupied Estonia inspires the children he teaches to learn a new skill and face new challenges ‐ Urban Cinefile
Posted Nov 20, 2016
45% Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk (2016) An affecting and meticulously made film that provides much food for thought about life, war and the world in which we live ‐ Urban Cinefile
Posted Nov 20, 2016
79% The Founder (2017) A ripper of a story in which persistence and determination forge the pathway to success, this is an enthralling film filled with surprises ‐ Urban Cinefile
Posted Nov 20, 2016
92% I, Daniel Blake (2016) There's a sense of despondency about Ken Loach's latest film as it describes the plight of a decent man whose self-respect is throttled by bureaucracy. ‐ Urban Cinefile
Posted Nov 15, 2016
60% War on Everyone (2017) The witty, sharp dialogue between Alexander Skarsgard and Michael Pena's renegade cops flies faster than bullets in this black and wildly incongruous action thriller, although to its detriment, the plot scatters everywhere ‐ Urban Cinefile
Posted Nov 15, 2016
73% Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (2016) Style overtakes substance in J.K. Rowling's new era of Wizarding Worlds, when an overload of special effects and confused storytelling hinders the film from soaring like the winged beasts of the title... of course there are some good things too. ‐ Urban Cinefile
Posted Nov 15, 2016
72% Nocturnal Animals (2016) Sublimely beautiful to look at and propelled by a soulful, expressive score quavering with anticipation, the film takes us on a devastating journey in which layers of superficiality are ripped away to reveal ugly violence at its most primal ‐ Urban Cinefile
Posted Nov 5, 2016
94% Arrival (2016) In a breathtaking performance, Amy Adams grounds this hypnotizing sci-fi drama from Incendies director Denis Villeneuve, in which communication, purpose and time are key ‐ Urban Cinefile
Posted Nov 5, 2016
59% The Light Between Oceans (2016) I loved everything about this affecting and exquisitely made tearjerker whose themes of love, loss and sacrifice rise and fall like the waves on the ocean. Cinematic, poetic and always accessible ‐ Urban Cinefile
Posted Oct 29, 2016
78% American Honey (2016) As fresh and unexpected as its hypnotic star Sasha Lane, this seductive road movie with its serendipitous selection of songs to match emotional experiences, invites us into an intriguing and edgy reality which surprises at every turn ‐ Urban Cinefile
Posted Oct 29, 2016
51% The Accountant (2016) Be prepared to be startled: this thumping thriller is full of dark themes, secrets and unexpected revelations ‐ Urban Cinefile
Posted Oct 29, 2016
86% Hacksaw Ridge (2016) Throwing up an intriguing paradox, Mel Gibson's Hacksaw Ridge is a hard-hitting drama about faith, conviction and conflict. These are themes that Gibson knows well ‐ Urban Cinefile
Posted Oct 29, 2016
90% Doctor Strange (2016) Mind-bending effects, jaw-gaping action sequences and a cast with pedigree enable Marvel's Doctor Strange to soar through its many dimensions & parallel universes to a cinematic 3D Shangri-la. ‐ Urban Cinefile
Posted Oct 26, 2016
19% Keeping Up With The Joneses (2016) Short of laughs with little to recommend it beyond its likeable cast, this contrived and predictable action comedy begs for a sharper, wittier script and a lot more chutzpah. It's a bit like Mr & Mrs Smith meets Spy in the suburbs, but ‐ Urban Cinefile
Posted Oct 22, 2016
88% Elle (2016) Dark themes of violence, sex, fantasy and guilt are intertwined in Paul Verhoeven's mesmerising drama about twisted minds and relationships... This is Verhoeven at his best, showcasing Huppert at hers ‐ Urban Cinefile
Posted Oct 22, 2016
98% Hell or High Water (2016) In the perfect marriage of plot, character, setting and music, Hell or High Water is a crackling good thriller, compounded by the contrast of thrilling action ‐ Urban Cinefile
Posted Oct 22, 2016
37% Jack Reacher: Never Go Back (2016) Lacking in suspense and devoid of the kind of thrills we have come to expect from a big budget Tom Cruise action thriller, this sequel is a sorry disappointment, despite no shortage of showy action scenes and heavy-duty firepower ‐ Urban Cinefile
Posted Oct 19, 2016
70% Café Society (2016) The intricacies of the characterisations, the settings and mood are wonderfully textured in Woody Allen's usual style, although as a complete work, Café Society treads water ‐ Urban Cinefile
Posted Oct 18, 2016
43% The Girl on the Train (2016) A case of hit and miss, this voyeuristic psychological thriller replete with time jumps and multiple points of view confuses and drags through its early scenes but comes together in the end ‐ Urban Cinefile
Posted Oct 10, 2016
19% Inferno (2016) Efficiently made,, this third film in Dan Brown's Da Vinci Code franchise is filled with plot twists and surprises, always relying on the solid central presence of Tom Hanks, whose credibility and vulnerability is an asset to any film ‐ Urban Cinefile
Posted Oct 10, 2016
95% The Beatles: Eight Days a Week - The Touring Years (2016) I tapped my toes throughout Ron Howard's fabulous documentary that gives a real sense of the time, the Beatles' talent and the Beatle-mania that sweeps the world in the 60s ... You don't have to be a baby boomer to embrace this Fab Film of the Fab Four! ‐ Urban Cinefile
Posted Oct 3, 2016
74% The Secret Life of Pets (2016) Not as cute as I expected with surprisingly dark elements and more action than laughs, this family animation has a novel idea although the whole is not as good as the sum of its parts ‐ Urban Cinefile
Posted Oct 3, 2016
63% The Magnificent Seven (2016) Made with polish and buoyed by a rousing score, this remake is worth seeing on the big screen, largely due to the thrilling, climactic finale when bullets, arrows and knives find their marks. ‐ Urban Cinefile
Posted Oct 2, 2016
83% Deepwater Horizon (2016) Despite the fact that much of the dialogue is indecipherable and it is hard to know exactly what is happening for much of the time, the sheer power and scale of one of the world's largest man made disasters takes your breath away ‐ Urban Cinefile
Posted Oct 2, 2016
64% Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children (2016) Firmly branded with Tim Burton's magnetic and distinctive stamp, this wondrous time-travel fantasy adventure is propelled by imagination and superb execution. I felt like a kid in a candy store who gets to sample everything ‐ Urban Cinefile
Posted Oct 2, 2016
76% Bridget Jones's Baby (2016) Filled with priceless laugh out loud moments, everything comes together in this final chapter ‐ Urban Cinefile
Posted Sep 9, 2016
85% Sully (2016) Tense with high emotional impact, this is a film you should not miss ‐ Urban Cinefile
Posted Sep 9, 2016
91% The Confirmation (2016) A little gem of a film from the writer of the acclaimed film Nebraska (2013), this is a charming two hander in which a single dad and his young son bond during the weekend from hell ‐ Urban Cinefile
Posted Aug 25, 2016
82% Captain Fantastic (2016) It's a wonderful role for Viggo Mortensen ‐ Urban Cinefile
Posted Aug 25, 2016
89% Blood Father (2016) It's one hell of a ride filled with tension and explosive outcomes; every character is shady, colourful or both ‐ Urban Cinefile
Posted Aug 25, 2016
72% The Carer (2015) It's funny, unexpected and profoundly moving ‐ Urban Cinefile
Posted Aug 20, 2016
82% Indignation (2016) The result is an engrossing coming of age film with a dark underbelly, propelled by logical argument and emotional turmoil ‐ Urban Cinefile
Posted Aug 15, 2016
61% High-Rise (2016) The film offers some interesting ideas about society, sex and paranoia, but is style-heavy ‐ Urban Cinefile
Posted Aug 14, 2016
72% Louder Than Bombs (2016) It plays like a jigsaw puzzle whose pieces are scattered before they come together, this internal, complex film about realities and perspectives ‐ Urban Cinefile
Posted Aug 8, 2016
61% Down Under (2016) The comic elements sit rather uncomfortably next to the graphic violence, so the film does not play as funnily as it is probably intended ‐ Urban Cinefile
Posted Aug 8, 2016
100% Embrace (2016) Our body is not an ornament but a vehicle, says Taryn Bruffit, whose life-endorsing documentary is a surprisingly moving experience ‐ Urban Cinefile
Posted Jul 30, 2016
60% Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie (2016) Happy to report that Eddy and Patsy have still got it, and the film is 'bloody good fun', the term used to describe the reason why the latter has stayed latched to Edina after all these years ‐ Urban Cinefile
Posted Jul 30, 2016
56% Jason Bourne (2016) Gripping from the outset, the most powerful thing about this tense action thriller is that it is intensely personal with a great sense of high stakes and risks ‐ Urban Cinefile
Posted Jul 26, 2016
97% Weiner (2016) It's a bit like watching a car crash: you simply can't look away ‐ Urban Cinefile
Posted Jul 23, 2016