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Matthew Turner

Matthew Turner
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
4/5 69% Urban Hymn (2015) Keeping tight control of the tone throughout, Caton-Jones (who describes the film as 'a sort of Ken Loach musical') maintains an effective balance of strong social realism and feel-good elements. ‐ The List
Posted Feb 22, 2016
3/5 73% Miles Ahead (2016) What Miles Ahead lacks in biographical detail, it makes up for in attitude, offering an impressionistic and entertaining snapshot that captures the spirit of Davis' life and career. ‐ The List
Posted Feb 22, 2016
4/5 53% Triple 9 (2016) Thrillingly tense, powerfully atmospheric crime drama, heightened by a superb ensemble cast, a gripping script and Hillcoat's assured direction. ‐ WOW247
Posted Feb 18, 2016
4/5 90% Bone Tomahawk (2015) Witty, beautifully shot and genuinely terrifying, this is an extremely impressive and thoroughly enjoyable horror-western. Future cult status seems assured. ‐ WOW247
Posted Feb 17, 2016
3/5 43% Pride and Prejudice and Zombies (2016) This is a one-joke movie, but it sustains that joke pretty decently throughout. Ironically, zombie fans are likely to be more outraged than Austen fans. ‐ WOW247
Posted Feb 12, 2016
2/5 23% Zoolander 2 (2016) Disappoints in all the ways you expect it to, coasting by on catchphrases and cameos and not much else. ‐ WOW247
Posted Feb 11, 2016
2/5 9% Point Break (2015) Steer well clear of this flatly disappointing remake, as it seems hell-bent on stripping out everything that made the original movie so much fun. ‐ WOW247
Posted Feb 5, 2016
4/5 73% Trumbo (2015) A beautifully crafted, sharply-written affair that's simultaneously inspirational and heart-breaking. ‐ WOW247
Posted Feb 4, 2016
10% Dirty Grandpa (2016) This painfully unfunny, deliberately offensive comedy marks a new low in Robert De Niro's career. Avoid like your life depended on it. ‐ WOW247
Posted Jan 28, 2016
2/5 14% Ride Along 2 (2016) Sequels don't come much lazier than Ride Along 2, which is kind of ironic, because the original 2014 hit was already pretty damn lazy. ‐ WOW247
Posted Jan 22, 2016
4/5 88% The Big Short (2015) Entertaining and informative black comedy about a difficult and depressing subject. ‐ WOW247
Posted Jan 20, 2016
2/5 14% Ride Along 2 (2016) Even by generic sequel standards, this is painfully complacent stuff, with clearly coasting co-stars and a script that can barely be bothered to stitch its scenes together. ‐ The List
Posted Jan 19, 2016
5/5 94% Room (2015) Both uplifting and thought-provoking, thanks to impressive direction, a superb script and a pair of pitch-perfect performances from Larson and Tremblay. ‐ WOW247
Posted Jan 15, 2016
4/5 95% Creed (2015) Aside from continuing the Rocky story in a hugely satisfying manner, Creed also stands as an immensely enjoyable boxing movie in its own right. ‐ WOW247
Posted Jan 15, 2016
5/5 81% The Revenant (2015) Brutal and beautiful, this is a superbly made, brilliantly acted tale of survival and revenge that exerts a powerful grip and leaves you gasping for breath. ‐ WOW247
Posted Jan 14, 2016
5/5 75% The Hateful Eight (2015) A thrillingly directed and superbly acted Western that rewards every second of its running time. Tarantino is at the top of his game. ‐ WOW247
Posted Jan 14, 2016
93% Slow West (2015) This is an emotionally engaging and beautifully shot Western that marks writer-director Maclean out as a genuine talent to watch. Highly recommended. ‐ WOW247
Posted Dec 31, 2015
99% Song Of The Sea (2014) The animation is stunningly beautiful throughout, deceptive in its simplicity, but producing moments of genuine wonder, most notably in its clever use of light. ‐ WOW247
Posted Dec 31, 2015
46% Ted 2 (2015) This is a below-average sequel that feels like a watered-down version of the first film. ‐ WOW247
Posted Dec 31, 2015
3/5 61% Southpaw (2015) A watchable, if generic boxing drama. ‐ WOW247
Posted Dec 31, 2015
32% Entourage (2015) Entourage is a misguided, crassly-written and painfully unfunny experience that will struggle to appeal even to die-hard fans of the show. ‐ WOW247
Posted Dec 30, 2015
84% While We're Young (2015) The performances are note-perfect throughout. ‐ WOW247
Posted Dec 30, 2015
4/5 92% Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens (2015) JJ Abrams has perfectly captured the spirit of the original trilogy, with great characters, terrific action set-pieces, and a surprising amount of humour. ‐ WOW247
Posted Dec 16, 2015
4/5 60% Sisters (2015) A smartly written and superbly acted comedy that delivers plenty of big laughs. ‐ WOW247
Posted Dec 15, 2015
19% Self/less (2015) It's pacey and not without entertainment value, though you can't help wishing it had engaged with its premise a little more deeply. ‐ WOW247
Posted Dec 14, 2015
81% Ant-Man (2015) The result is one of Marvel's most purely enjoyable movies to date. ‐ WOW247
Posted Dec 14, 2015
48% San Andreas (2015) The main problem is that the film can't decide whether it wants to be a proper disaster movie or a Dwayne Johnson action vehicle. ‐ WOW247
Posted Dec 14, 2015
4/5 93% Mission: Impossible Rogue Nation (2015) This is an entertaining action blockbuster that shows no sign of franchise fatigue and has a genuine sense of fun. ‐ WOW247
Posted Dec 14, 2015
75% Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015) In short, this is a hugely entertaining, superbly made blockbuster that delivers everything you could want in terms of action, humour, character and emotion and won't disappoint fans of the first film. Highly recommended. ‐ WOW247
Posted Dec 11, 2015
4/5 92% Grandma (2015) By turns laugh-out-loud funny, heart-warming and powerfully emotional, the film is a feel-good joy from start to finish. ‐ WOW247
Posted Dec 10, 2015
4/5 65% Krampus (2015) Thanks to inspired creature effects, strong performances and a perfect balance between laughs and scares, Krampus deserves to become a perennial Christmas horror classic. ‐ WOW247
Posted Dec 4, 2015
3/5 24% Victor Frankenstein (2015) So bad it's good. It's hard to hate a movie that features a sparking electro-monkey-monster named Gordon. ‐ WOW247
Posted Dec 3, 2015
97% Mad Max: Fury Road (2015) In short, this is a brilliantly orchestrated, riotously entertaining action thriller that demands to be seen on the big screen. ‐ WOW247
Posted Dec 2, 2015
3/5 76% The Good Dinosaur (2015) Ultimately, The Good Dinosaur is a likeable and beautifully animated tale, even if it never quite hits the heights of Pixar's best work. ‐ SciFiNow
Posted Dec 1, 2015
4/5 94% Chemsex (2015) The hard-hitting approach to the subject matter means that Chemsex is frequently uncomfortable to watch, but there's no denying the urgency of its central message. ‐ The List
Posted Nov 30, 2015
4/5 74% Black Mass (2015) An enjoyable, if occasionally derivative crime drama, that's elevated by a career-best performance from Johnny Depp. ‐ WOW247
Posted Nov 27, 2015
4/5 91% Bridge of Spies (2015) Richly rewarding and thoroughly entertaining Cold War drama with Spielberg and Hanks both at the very top of their game. ‐ WOW247
Posted Nov 25, 2015
3/5 53% The Dressmaker (2016) Wildly uneven in tone it may be, but this 'Unforgiven with a sewing machine' revenge comedy is also something of a guilty pleasure, and has definite cult potential. ‐ WOW247
Posted Nov 19, 2015
2/5 19% The Perfect Guy (2015) The Perfect Guy manages to deliver a handful of tawdry thrills and remains solidly watchable thanks to its classy cast, but it lacks the ambition to rise above generic thriller box-ticking. ‐ The List
Posted Nov 18, 2015
3/5 70% The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2 (2015) The film suffers from some frustratingly uneven pacing. But despite a handful of problems, this is a solid end to an engaging and entertaining franchise. ‐ WOW247
Posted Nov 18, 2015
5/5 97% Brooklyn (2015) Armed with an utterly mesmerising performance by Saoirse Ronan, this is a beautifully made, achingly romantic drama that packs a powerfully emotional punch. ‐ WOW247
Posted Nov 6, 2015
3/5 25% Kill Your Friends (2016) This is blackly comic fun, anchored by a nicely controlled performance from Nicholas Hoult, though it's ultimately undone by the very lack of heart it supposedly celebrates. ‐ WOW247
Posted Nov 4, 2015
4/5 45% Scouts Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse (2015) This is a hugely entertaining zom-com that's likely to pick up a devoted cult following amongst genre fans, thanks to a winning combination of crudity, gore and laughs. ‐ SciFiNow
Posted Oct 30, 2015
3/5 19% The Vatican Tapes (2015) It's a pleasingly over-the-top affair that's perfectly positioned for Halloween, delivering some expertly conceived scares. ‐ WOW247
Posted Oct 29, 2015
25% Terminator Genisys (2015) Terminator: Genisys squanders some potentially interesting ideas with a ridiculously confusing script that ends up undermining the very franchise it's attempting to reboot. ‐ WOW247
Posted Oct 23, 2015
2/5 16% The Last Witch Hunter (2015) Decidedly cheesy, and let down by disappointing action sequences, a script that's full of half-baked ideas, and an over-reliance on CGI-heavy effects. ‐ WOW247
Posted Oct 23, 2015
3/5 13% Paranormal Activity: The Ghost Dimension (2015) The actors predominantly convince and the film dutifully delivers the requisite scares, but nothing new is added to the mythology of the franchise ... ‐ The List
Posted Oct 23, 2015
4/5 89% Mississippi Grind (2015) A compelling, richly atmospheric gambling drama anchored by a pair of pitch-perfect performances from Mendelsohn and Reynolds. ‐ WOW247
Posted Oct 22, 2015
3/5 65% Spectre (2015) Bond's 24th outing delivers handsomely in action set pieces and crowd-pleasing moments, but is let down by a weird mix of tone, a lack of plot and poorly defined characters. ‐ WOW247
Posted Oct 22, 2015
71% Jurassic World (2015) Overall, this is an enormously entertaining thriller that will delight both newcomers and die-hard fans of the first film alike. ‐ WOW247
Posted Oct 20, 2015