Margaret Hinxman

Margaret Hinxman
Margaret Hinxman's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer® when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Sight and Sound Daily Telegraph (UK)

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
96% Viridiana (1961) Bitterly humourous. - Daily Telegraph (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted May 14, 2020
94% Murmur of the Heart (1971) Malle, as I see it, is saying: to understand today you must appreciate yesterday. The more I think about it the more encouraging and enlightening this appears. - Daily Telegraph (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted May 14, 2020
88% The Abominable Dr. Phibes (1971) It has, incidentally, a really well thought out revenge plot, directed by Robert Fuest with tons more style and assurance than he brought to Wuthering Heights. - Daily Telegraph (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted May 14, 2020
83% Private Road (1971) [Writer-director Barney Platts-Mills] is undeniably a considerable talent and the film surely deserves better than the limited release it is currently getting. - Daily Telegraph (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 20, 2020
86% Hands of the Ripper (1971) The best Hammer horror film in years. - Daily Telegraph (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 20, 2020
88% Monty Python's And Now for Something Completely Different (1972) Not so much a film, more a long giggle: some gags sag, bat not too many. - Daily Telegraph (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 20, 2020
97% Tristana (1970) The film is so full of riches, so perfectly constructed to gain the maximum effect with the minimum of fuss, that it can be enjoyed on many levels. - Daily Telegraph (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 20, 2020
33% Catch Me a Spy (1971) Catch Me a Spy seems a little behind the times but it has its moments. - Daily Telegraph (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 19, 2020
75% The Hellstrom Chronicle (1971) Put together by Walon Green from film shot on five continents, it offers a chilling thought and, if you can ignore that commentary, it is obviously high time we made friends with the termites. - Daily Telegraph (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 19, 2020
50% Zachariah (1971) Part fantasy, part rock-musical and ultimately captivating. - Daily Telegraph (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 19, 2020
96% Wake in Fright (2012) It's a remarkable film and I'm not at all happy with it. - Daily Telegraph (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 19, 2020
67% The Devils (1971) What I find such a pity is that Russell should apparently so distrust his own skill as a mesmerising story-teller. - Daily Telegraph (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 18, 2020
30% The Horsemen (1971) The result is curiously stodgy, over-reverent. - Daily Telegraph (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 18, 2020
100% Blue Water, White Death (1971) A fine sense of adventure and suspense, super underwater photography and a great deal of unnaturally "natural" chit-chat topside, between the dedicated divers. - Daily Telegraph (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 18, 2020
67% King Lear (1971) It is a long, hard haul and. to my shame, I did at times find it dull. - Daily Telegraph (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 18, 2020
57% Cold Turkey (1971) The special agony that grips Cold Turkey by the windpipe is how to stop smoking. And the film is funniest when it concentrates on that monumental exercise in will-power beside which the Perils of Pauline pale into minor irritants. - Daily Telegraph (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 17, 2020
70% Blood on Satan's Claw (1970) Blood On Satan's Claw practises the black arts in seventeenth century England with rather more blood-curdling relish than I enjoy. - Daily Telegraph (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 17, 2020
17% The Beast in the Cellar (1971) The chemistry of quality, partially in James Kelly's script and direction and largely in the ladies' performances, transforms the crude shocks into something approaching genuine compassion for lives spent in the grip of memory. - Daily Telegraph (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 17, 2020
67% Le Mans (1971) The measure of the failure of Le Mans is surely that it couldn't communicate to sceptics like me what the fever is all about. - Daily Telegraph (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 17, 2020
No Score Yet Laugh with Max Linder (1921) Fifty years old and still mint-fresh. A real treat. - Daily Telegraph (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 16, 2020
81% Bananas (1971) Currently Allen looks like the best American film clown around. - Daily Telegraph (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 16, 2020
100% Taking Off (1971) Forman has been superbly served by a largely unfamiliar cast. - Daily Telegraph (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 16, 2020
No Score Yet Beyond The Law (1968) A flashy Italian-German Western... with some ingenious touches. - Daily Telegraph (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 16, 2020
No Score Yet Revenge (1971) The film makes the mistake of wanting to he a bit of everything: tense, shocking, funny, old-fashioned, and morally correct. - Daily Telegraph (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 16, 2020
20% The Lady in the Car with Glasses and a Gun (1970) Still, it is a pleasantly devious crime conundrum of the kind that is pretty thin on the ground just now. - Daily Telegraph (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 16, 2020
40% Quest for Love (1971) It is the most enterprising film Ralph Thomas has directed In years, tongue-in-cheek and great fun if you take it in the right spoofy spirit. - Daily Telegraph (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 12, 2020
20% Scandalous John (1971) I record my enjoyment of that marvelous, unsung actor Brian Keith playing the title role in Scandalous John. - Daily Telegraph (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 12, 2020
73% Daughters of Darkness (Les lèvres rouges) (1971) The film is altogether more stylish than the recent Hammer horror which dealt with the identical theme. - Daily Telegraph (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 12, 2020
11% The Hunting Party (1971) Relentlessly gruesome (not a body left intact by the end), but quite stylishly directed by Don Medford with good, strong performances from the two leads. - Daily Telegraph (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 11, 2020
No Score Yet Unman, Wittering and Zigo (1971) A claustrophobicly chilling tale. - Daily Telegraph (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 11, 2020
50% Joe Hill (1971) Joe Hill is a dazzler to look at, yet ultimately horrifying. - Daily Telegraph (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 11, 2020
100% The Go-Between (1970) What I saw on the screen is, I think, a masterpiece: the peak toward which Losey has been striving, experimenting, discarding and overdoing it, during 20 odd stormy years as a film-maker. - Daily Telegraph (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 11, 2020
17% The $1,000,000 Duck (1971) An amusing anecdote about a hardy duck who lays golden eggs, which is lifted clear out of the ordinary by a comedienne named Sandy Duncan. - Daily Telegraph (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 11, 2020
No Score Yet Flight of the Doves (1971) Moody's performance is so brilliant it seems sacrilege to waste it on this soppy nonsense. - Daily Telegraph (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 11, 2020
95% A Boy Named Charlie Brown (1969) A very likeable attempt to transfer Charles M. Schulz's Peanuts cartoon to the screen. - Daily Telegraph (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 11, 2020
96% Gimme Shelter (1970) The documentary filmmakers, the Maysles brothers, have recorded the events prior to, during and after the festival with a chilling sense of drama. - Daily Telegraph (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 11, 2020
100% On a Clear Day You Can See Forever (1970) There are several good reasons why certain stars are paid astronomical sums for doing what comes naturally on the screen. And all of them apply to Barbra Streisand in On a Clear Day You Can See Forever. - Daily Telegraph (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 11, 2020
No Score Yet B.S. I Love You (1971) If you like Madison Avenue jokes (I tend to) it has a few good ones. That's all. - Daily Telegraph (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 10, 2020
No Score Yet A Quiet Place in the Country (Un tranquillo posto di campagna) (1968) Like many excellent Italian directors Petri doesn't underrate horror or short-change its addicts. He puts as much care and consideration into the marginal pleasures of chilling spines as he does into exposing the massive menace of Fascist omnipotence. - Daily Telegraph (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 10, 2020
100% Greyfriars Bobby (1961) Chaffey brings a warm-hearted, Victorian gravity to the slender story, about a faithful dog which is granted the freedom of the City of Edinburgh, which is both endearing and exactly in character. - Sight and Sound EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 11, 2020
83% The Absent-Minded Professor (1961) The combination of that schoolboy sense of fun, which is Disney's stock in trade, and a sharper sense of the ridiculous is happily demonstrated in The Absent-Minded Professor. - Sight and Sound EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 11, 2020
98% 101 Dalmatians (1961) The fairly long in the tooth child, through whose eyes most Disney dramas, live or otherwise, are seen, seems to have grown up Just a little; a fact which should please adults while not offending the young. - Sight and Sound EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 11, 2020
93% Funny Girl (1968) It's hard to think of Funny Girl, in fact, apart from Barbra Streisand. She is the life force. Director William Wyler simply drapes the opulent show around her. - Daily Telegraph (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 23, 2018