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Matthew Turner

Matthew Turner
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
4/5 98% Moonlight (2016) This is a beautifully made, strikingly acted and powerful drama that has something vital to say about black sexual identity in present-day America.‐
Read More | Posted Feb 16, 2017
4/5 82% The Founder (2017) The Founder represents a veritable plunge into darkness. It's impossible to look at Ray Kroc and not see America's complex relationship with capitalism. ‐
Read More | Posted Feb 15, 2017
4/5 89% 20th Century Women (2017) Annette Bening was straight-up robbed of an Oscar nod. This is a delight from start to finish, thanks to a warm-hearted script and terrific performances.‐
Read More | Posted Feb 9, 2017
4/5 94% Prevenge (2017) Elements of body horror, slasher movie, possession drama and revenge thriller pay off in this entertaining satire. ‐
Read More | Posted Feb 9, 2017
4/5 89% Loving (2016) What could have been a bog-standard feel-good biopic is transformed into a thoughtfully observed and quietly affecting drama.‐
Read More | Posted Feb 3, 2017
5/5 93% Toni Erdmann (2016) If you're thinking that maybe life's too short for 162 minutes of German comedy, think again.‐
Read More | Posted Feb 3, 2017
5/5 100% Tower (2016) This is a remarkable and profoundly moving film with a desperately important message - for those reasons and more it demands to be seen.‐ The List
Read More | Posted Jan 30, 2017
4/5 86% Hacksaw Ridge (2016) Mel Gibson's career rehabilitation continues. This is a gripping and ultimately powerful tale. ‐
Read More | Posted Jan 27, 2017
3/5 73% Sing (2016) If you're a fan of singing shows and are fond of cartoon animals, you are unlikely to be disappointed.‐ The List
Read More | Posted Jan 23, 2017
3/5 86% 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.‐
Read More | Posted Jan 20, 2017
4/5 77% 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. ‐
Read More | Posted Jan 20, 2017
4/5 75% 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. ‐
Read More | 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.‐
Read More | Posted Jan 13, 2017
3/5 35% Live By Night (2017) Strong on performance, atmosphere and production design, but undermined by some less than judicious editing and some frustratingly fuzzy characterisation.‐
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | Posted Dec 29, 2016
4/5 84% 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.‐
Read More | Posted Dec 29, 2016
1/5 18% 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.‐
Read More | Posted Dec 28, 2016
3/5 39% 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.‐
Read More | 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.‐
Read More | 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
Read More | 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. ‐
Read More | 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.‐
Read More | Posted Dec 8, 2016
4/5 61% Snowden (2016) Compelling and relevant drama that will have you nervously sticking tape over your laptop webcam.‐
Read More | 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
Read More | 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.‐
Read More | 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.‐
Read More | 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.‐
Read More | Posted Nov 25, 2016
2/5 62% 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.‐
Read More | Posted Nov 24, 2016
2/5 46% 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...‐
Read More | Posted Nov 18, 2016
5/5 97% Your Name (Kimi No Na Wa.) (2016) An unmissable treat for animation fans.‐ SciFiNow
Read More | 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.‐
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | Posted Nov 10, 2016
4/5 73% Nocturnal Animals (2016) Stylishly directed, smartly written and superbly acted, this is a hauntingly dark revenge tale that exerts a powerful emotional grip.‐
Read More | 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. ‐
Read More | 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.‐
Read More | 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.‐
Read More | 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
Read More | 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.‐
Read More | Posted Oct 20, 2016
5/5 93% 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.‐
Read More | 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
Read More | Posted Oct 19, 2016
3/5 71% The Birth of a Nation (2016) Despite the occasional flaw in its execution, this is a powerfully moving film that feels especially timely.‐
Read More | 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.‐
Read More | 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.‐
Read More | 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.‐
Read More | 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.‐
Read More | Posted Sep 29, 2016
4/5 84% The Girl With All the Gifts (2017) An engaging and provocative zombie flick, with a stand-out debut performance from Sennia Nanua.‐ WOW247
Read More | 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
Read More | Posted Sep 21, 2016
3/5 35% 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
Read More | Posted Sep 15, 2016