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Lucy Popescu

Lucy Popescu
Lucy Popescu's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): CineVue

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
2/5 42% The Taqwacores (2010) The actors all give credible performance, but running at just over 80 minutes, The Taqwacores feels slight and under-developed.‐ CineVue
Read More | Posted Nov 14, 2018
4/5 83% Life, Above All (2011) Manyaka is enormously affecting as Chanda, stubborn, passionate, strong and fragile in equal measure. She is supported by a superb cast.‐ CineVue
Read More | Posted Nov 7, 2018
4/5 88% Amreeka (2009) In just 90 minutes, [Cherien Dabis] deftly explores big themes - alienation, cultural identity, and a sense of belonging - carefully detailing the immigrant experience.‐ CineVue
Read More | Posted Nov 7, 2018
3/5 92% Ballast (2008) Ballast packs a punch and its raw, visceral quality is hard to forget.‐ CineVue
Read More | Posted Nov 7, 2018
5/5 100% Son of Babylon (Ibn Babil) (2011) A hugely rewarding cinematic experience with much to admire from the haunting music of Kad Achouri, the superb performances of Yasser Talib as the 12-year-old Ahmed and Shazada Hussein as his grandmother, and some breath-taking cinematography.‐ CineVue
Read More | Posted Nov 6, 2018
5/5 92% Another Year (2010) Although caring, cheerful and kind individuals feature prominently, with much to laugh about, Another Year is really about the emotionally bruised amongst us, about regret, about envy, and the fact that life is often cruel.‐ CineVue
Read More | Posted Nov 6, 2018
4/5 71% The Hunter (2012) The Hunter is a powerful evocation of an oppressive state, of a people who are as likely to suffer at the hands of their fellow countrymen than from any outside force. A superb political drama.‐ CineVue
Read More | Posted Nov 6, 2018
3/5 43% Bella (Beauty) (2006) What works well on television does not always translate well onto the big screen and, despite some arresting moments, for the most part I found Bella's cloying sentimentality a real turn-off.‐ CineVue
Read More | Posted Nov 5, 2018
4/5 89% Certified Copy (Copie Conforme) (2011) It's all pure Kiarostami, but Certified Copy is also supremely European, serving as an antidote to the clichéd Hollywood romance. ‐ CineVue
Read More | Posted Nov 5, 2018
4/5 92% Dogtooth (Kynodontas) (2010) Lanthimos has produced a film that continues to run in your mind after the credits roll, only we are free to enjoy what the characters lack -- normality.‐ CineVue
Read More | Posted Nov 5, 2018
4/5 69% The Seagull (2018) While certain themes are glossed over, the performances and DP Matthew J. Lloyd's lush cinematography offer some compensation. ‐ CineVue
Read More | Posted Sep 8, 2018
3/5 56% That Good Night (2017) Charles Savage's script is hampered by a weak, predictable storyline...There is the inevitable pleasure to be had in Hurt's charismatic presence, but Ralph is two-dimensional and we never get a real sense of his kinder side.‐ CineVue
Read More | Posted May 17, 2018
4/5 94% Custody (Jusqu'à la garde) (2018) Claustrophobic and brutal, [Custody] is an impressive debut and heralds Legrand as a major talent to watch.‐ CineVue
Read More | Posted Apr 13, 2018
5/5 No Score Yet Lost in Lebanon (2017) A remarkable and humane film that never strikes a false note.‐ CineVue
Read More | Posted Dec 28, 2017
3/5 80% Colossal (2017) Colossal possesses some real depth in its acting and its description of human relationships, it's just a shame that when it sinks a few beers and gets up to do the monster mash: things get a little too silly.‐ CineVue
Read More | Posted Dec 28, 2017
4/5 98% I Am Not Your Negro (2017) I Am Not Your Negro is an incisive meditation on America's Civil Rights Movement.‐ CineVue
Read More | Posted Dec 28, 2017
3/5 91% A Quiet Passion (2017) A Quiet Passion would have benefited from a subtler lightening of the shadows, if only to better appreciate the darkness which was to engulf the reclusive poet.‐ CineVue
Read More | Posted Dec 28, 2017
4/5 91% Land of Mine (Under Sandet) (2017) Land of Mine serves as a poignant reminder that revenge destroys more than it satisfies and that compassion aids the healing process.‐ CineVue
Read More | Posted Dec 27, 2017
4/5 100% Hotel Salvation (2017) Hotel Salvation is a bittersweet meditation on life, death and salvation.‐ CineVue
Read More | Posted Dec 27, 2017
3/5 83% Denial (2016) It's pretty obvious who is going to triumph from the outset and this drains a degree of tension from the judge's deliberations.‐ CineVue
Read More | Posted Jan 24, 2017
3/5 100% Things to Come (L'avenir) (2016) Huppert's finely nuanced portrayal of Nathalie's interior life and conflicting emotions is impressive.‐ CineVue
Read More | Posted Dec 28, 2016
3/5 59% Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie (2016) In these days of austerity, the excesses and absurdity of Absolutely Fabulous feel strangely uplifting.‐ CineVue
Read More | Posted Jul 3, 2016
4/5 84% The Meddler (2016) An unexpectedly perceptive film about loneliness, grief and mother-daughter relationships.‐ CineVue
Read More | Posted Jun 23, 2016
3/5 68% Diary of a Chambermaid (Journal d'une femme de chambre) (2016) [It's] engaging and visually stylish but loses momentum towards its end.‐ CineVue
Read More | Posted Jun 9, 2016
4/5 97% Hooligan Sparrow (2016) Hooligan Sparrow is a chilling reminder of the extent of state repression and corruption in China, where child abuse is also rife.‐ CineVue
Read More | Posted Mar 22, 2016