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Matthew Turner

Matthew Turner
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
3/5 87% Lion (2016) If this was a two minute commercial for Google Earth, you'd be bawling your eyes out. But stretched to two hours, you find yourself looking at your watch. ‐
Posted Jan 20, 2017
4/5 79% T2 Trainspotting (2017) Danny Boyle's long-awaited follow-up gets the tone exactly right, capturing the spirit of the original and making the collective nostalgia an integral part. ‐
Posted Jan 20, 2017
4/5 76% Split (2017) M. Night Shyamalan has made a welcome return to form, handing James McAvoy one (or rather, some) of the best roles of his career. ‐
Posted Jan 19, 2017
5/5 96% Manchester by the Sea (2016) Stunningly acted and superbly written, this is a heart-breaking study of loss and human connection that's shot through with raw emotion. ‐
Posted Jan 13, 2017
3/5 34% Live By Night (2017) Strong on performance, atmosphere and production design, but undermined by some less than judicious editing and some frustratingly fuzzy characterisation. ‐
Posted Jan 11, 2017
2/5 17% Underworld: Blood Wars (2017) Foerster's injection of new blood fails to rejuvenate the franchise, which remains as tedious as ever thanks to a dismal screenplay and a stultifying lack of imagination. ‐ The List
Posted Jan 10, 2017
3/5 33% Monster Trucks (2017) Admittedly, it's a tough sell, but if you can get past that ridiculous premise then it's surprisingly entertaining. ‐ SciFiNow
Posted Dec 29, 2016
4/5 83% Silence (2017) Scorsese's beautifully shot epic is an accomplished and compelling examination of the search for faith, while also having timely things to say about religious persecution. ‐
Posted Dec 29, 2016
1/5 17% Assassin's Creed (2016) The absolute least you would expect from an Assassin's Creed movie is that the action sequences would be half decent, but that's simply not the case. ‐
Posted Dec 28, 2016
3/5 40% Why Him? (2016) Cranston is an old hand at comedy, having spent seven seasons stealing every scene of Malcolm in the Middle, and he generates strong chemistry with Franco. ‐
Posted Dec 22, 2016
2/5 31% Passengers (2016) It's Titanic in space. Unfortunately, the film is more like the real Titanic. It gets fatally scuppered due to a catastrophic plot decision from which it never recovers. ‐
Posted Dec 22, 2016
1/5 12% Collateral Beauty (2016) Leaving aside the distastefully unethical central set-up (they are supposed to be his friends, after all), the film completely fails to convince on an emotional level. ‐ The List
Posted Dec 20, 2016
4/5 85% Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (2016) The movie the prequels should have been. Perfectly captures the spirit of the original trilogy and delivers a genuinely thrilling Star Wars film. ‐
Posted Dec 14, 2016
3/5 93% I Am Not a Serial Killer (2016) Christopher Lloyd delivers his creepiest performance since Roger Rabbit's Judge Doom in this intriguingly off-beat indie thriller. ‐
Posted Dec 8, 2016
4/5 61% Snowden (2016) Compelling and relevant drama that will have you nervously sticking tape over your laptop webcam. ‐
Posted Dec 8, 2016
3/5 67% Jet Trash (2016) Former Misfit Robert Sheehan and rising star Sofia Boutella (Star Trek Beyond) co-star in this engaging British crime thriller from Edinburgh-born director Charles Henri Belleville. ‐ The List
Posted Dec 5, 2016
4/5 95% The Edge of Seventeen (2016) Clueless, Ghost World, Sixteen Candles and The Diary of a Teenage Girl are all teen classics. And now you can add this outstanding debut to that list. ‐
Posted Dec 1, 2016
4/5 85% Sully (2016) What sticks with you is Eastwood and Hanks' surprisingly unsentimental approach to what is an extraordinary act of heroism. ‐
Posted Nov 30, 2016
5/5 96% Paterson (2016) A perfectly constructed, beautifully acted and utterly charming indie drama that will make you see the world around you in a different way. It is, in a word, unmissable. ‐
Posted Nov 25, 2016
2/5 61% Allied (2016) There's such a total absence of chemistry between Pitt and Cotillard it's a wonder the Nazis don't rumble them immediately. The film falls painfully flat. ‐
Posted Nov 24, 2016
2/5 43% Dog Eat Dog (2016) This is an unholy mess, but the unhinged performances make it enough of an oddity to be worth a look. Just don't say you weren't warned... ‐
Posted Nov 18, 2016
5/5 97% Your Name (Kimi No Na Wa.) (2016) An unmissable treat for animation fans. ‐ SciFiNow
Posted Nov 17, 2016
4/5 73% Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (2016) Rowling's script is thrillingly immersive, plunging us into a world of wizarding that's instantly familiar to die-hard Potter fans yet dizzyingly inventive at the same time. ‐
Posted Nov 15, 2016
4/5 93% La La Land (2016) Stylishly directed and beautifully acted ... this is a gorgeously romantic modern-day musical that will have you grinning from ear to ear. ‐ WOW247
Posted Nov 11, 2016
5/5 94% Arrival (2016) A profoundly moving, beautifully made story that presents a timely message about the importance of communication and understanding. ‐ WOW247
Posted Nov 10, 2016
4/5 72% Nocturnal Animals (2016) Stylishly directed, smartly written and superbly acted, this is a hauntingly dark revenge tale that exerts a powerful emotional grip. ‐
Posted Nov 3, 2016
4/5 73% You've Been Trumped Too (2016) Draws a chilling parallel between Donald Trump's behaviour towards a small Scottish community, and his likely treatment of the American people if elected. ‐
Posted Nov 3, 2016
4/5 82% Ouija: Origin of Evil (2016) Stylish, spooky and superbly acted, this is a supremely entertaining horror prequel that confirms writer-director Mike Flanagan as a serious horror talent to watch. ‐
Posted Oct 27, 2016
4/5 90% Doctor Strange (2016) Like Inception mashed with M.C. Escher: the richly imaginative visual design is endlessly entertaining in its depiction of astral planes, mirror dimensions and multiverses. ‐
Posted Oct 25, 2016
4/5 94% Ethel & Ernest (2016) Blethyn and Broadbent bring Ethel and Ernest to life with a pair of wonderful voice performances that convincingly capture the couple at every stage of their lives, with warmth and humour. ‐ The List
Posted Oct 24, 2016
3/5 37% Jack Reacher: Never Go Back (2016) Cruise fully commits to the character, portraying Reacher as a man of few words and even fewer smiles. ‐
Posted Oct 20, 2016
5/5 92% I, Daniel Blake (2016) Filled with tender moments and warm humour, but shot through with righteous fury over social injustice, this is a passionate and vitally important film that demands to be seen. ‐
Posted Oct 19, 2016
3/5 19% Keeping Up With The Joneses (2016) Keeping Up with the Joneses sustains a breezy pace and delivers a passable amount of action and humour, even if it never quite lives up to its full potential. ‐ The List
Posted Oct 19, 2016
3/5 72% The Birth of a Nation (2016) Despite the occasional flaw in its execution, this is a powerfully moving film that feels especially timely. ‐
Posted Oct 19, 2016
4/5 81% Free Fire (2017) A stylish, gripping and darkly funny thriller that owes a debt to Tarantino's Reservoir Dogs. ‐
Posted Oct 18, 2016
3/5 43% The Girl on the Train (2016) A serviceable adaptation that won't disappoint fans, though it ends up amplifying the book's problems. ‐
Posted Oct 6, 2016
4/5 69% Swiss Army Man (2016) Wildly imaginative, emotionally engaging and laugh-out-loud funny, this is given must-see status by Daniel Radcliffe's extraordinary performance. ‐
Posted Sep 30, 2016
4/5 83% Deepwater Horizon (2016) A gripping account of a terrifying real-life disaster, heightened by strong performances, solid direction and a commitment to realism. ‐
Posted Sep 29, 2016
4/5 84% The Girl With All the Gifts (2016) An engaging and provocative zombie flick, with a stand-out debut performance from Sennia Nanua. ‐ WOW247
Posted Sep 22, 2016
3/5 63% The Magnificent Seven (2016) As remakes go, Fuqua's version is perfectly entertaining in terms of action and character. But it is unlikely to replace the original in anyone's affections. ‐ WOW247
Posted Sep 21, 2016
3/5 36% Blair Witch (2016) Wingard's sequel-slash-remake delivers some decent scares, but it falls short of inducing the abject terror of the original. ‐ WOW247
Posted Sep 15, 2016
4/5 98% Hell or High Water (2016) A gripping cops-and-robbers thriller with a strong sense of place, and a timely thematic undercurrent that packs a powerful emotional punch. ‐ WOW247
Posted Sep 9, 2016
4/5 82% Captain Fantastic (2016) Laugh-out-loud funny and quietly moving, this is a sharply written and superbly directed comedy-drama anchored by an awards-worthy performance from Viggo Mortensen. ‐ WOW247
Posted Sep 8, 2016
4/5 76% Bridget Jones's Baby (2016) Laugh-out-loud funny, emotionally engaging and superbly acted, this is a welcome return for one of Britain's best-loved comic characters. ‐ WOW247
Posted Sep 8, 2016
4/5 97% Kubo and the Two Strings (2016) Kubo generates serious kudos for LAIKA, combining humour and emotional story-telling with breath-taking animation. ‐ The List
Posted Sep 5, 2016
3/5 40% Morgan (2016) An enjoyably tense sci-fi thriller, bolstered by superb performances and stylish direction. ‐ WOW247
Posted Sep 1, 2016
4/5 83% Sausage Party (2016) As laugh-out-loud funny as it is jaw-droppingly offensive, this is hugely enjoyable comedy that actually has something to say. ‐ WOW247
Posted Sep 1, 2016
4/5 54% The Purge: Election Year (2016) DeMonaco couldn't possibly have foreseen the insanity of the current political situation, but all the issues he raises take on an added level of topical resonance. ‐ WOW247
Posted Aug 26, 2016
7.5/10 94% The Trouble with the Truth (2012) Hemphill's assured direction, coupled with some skillful editing, allows the sharply written dialogue to flow naturally, without the material ever feeling too stagey. ‐
Posted Aug 18, 2016
4/5 70% Asterix and Obelix: Mansion of the Gods (Astérix: Le domaine des dieux) (2014) The appealing character animation perfectly captures the distinctive look of the source material, while co-directors Louis Clichy and Alexandre Astier maintain a snappy pace throughout ... ‐ The List
Posted Aug 15, 2016