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Matthew Turner

Matthew Turner
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
4/5 96% Isle of Dogs (2018) Original, inventive and oddly topical, this is a tasty treat for animation aficionados and Anderson fans alike.‐
Read More | Posted Feb 22, 2018
4/5 100% The Ice King (2017) What emerges is a touching portrait of a man fiercely devoted to his profession, who used his body for both artistic and personal expression and lived life on his own terms.‐ The List
Read More | Posted Feb 19, 2018
5/5 99% Lady Bird (2017) It is both painfully honest and laugh-out-loud funny at the same time.‐
Read More | Posted Feb 15, 2018
4/5 97% Black Panther (2018) Coogler puts all the will-they-won't-they 'black Bond' speculation to rest by effectively getting there first, from the fascination with gadgetry to the thrilling set-pieces.‐
Read More | Posted Feb 13, 2018
5/5 91% Phantom Thread (2018) As for Day-Lewis' retirement plans, we can only hope that he reconsiders. But if this is indeed his final performance then it's one hell of a swansong.‐
Read More | Posted Feb 1, 2018
4/5 88% The Post (2018) Though the film depicts events from 46 years ago, the resonance of the message about the importance of press freedom couldn't be clearer.‐
Read More | Posted Jan 19, 2018
4/5 97% Coco (2017) The spirit-raising fantasy single-handedly atones for years of Mexican cartoon stereotypes.‐
Read More | Posted Jan 18, 2018
3/5 86% Darkest Hour (2017) Oldman makes the role entirely his own, by turns mischievous, grumpy, panicked, vulnerable, blustering, stubborn and a whole host of other adjectives besides.‐
Read More | Posted Jan 12, 2018
4/5 93% Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (2017) Shocking, provocative and laugh-out-loud funny.‐
Read More | Posted Jan 11, 2018
98% The Loved Ones (2012) The direction is superb, with strong use of colour, some truly nasty twists and turns, inventive gore scenes ("Fetch the hammer, daddy...") and impressive use of music, all of which adds up to a pretty intense 84 minutes or so.‐ ViewLondon
Read More | Posted Jan 8, 2018
4/5 73% Hostiles (2018) Adorned with an impressive set of whiskers, Christian Bale delivers one of his best performances to date. ‐
Read More | Posted Jan 5, 2018
2/5 76% Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle (2017) This is about as much fun as watching someone play a not-very-exciting video game for two hours.‐
Read More | Posted Dec 21, 2017
2/5 32% Pitch Perfect 3 (2017) If you google the phrase 'Law of Diminishing Returns', the chances are Pitch Perfect 3 will be somewhere among the results.‐
Read More | Posted Dec 19, 2017
4/5 91% Star Wars: The Last Jedi (2017) [The film] not only delivers everything fans could want from the sequel but also gives them a whole load of other stuff they never knew they wanted into the bargain.‐ Hero Collector
Read More | Posted Dec 12, 2017
4/5 85% Wonder (2017) Superbly written and brilliantly acted, this is a powerfully moving story about human connection that makes a timely plea for acceptance and empathy.‐
Read More | Posted Dec 1, 2017
4/5 91% The Disaster Artist (2017) An ode to gloriously terrible filmmaking, with Franco turning in perhaps his best performance to date.‐
Read More | Posted Nov 29, 2017
3/5 80% The Man Who Invented Christmas (2017) There's no denying the joy-to-the-world sincerity of this family friendly festive offering, which takes an imaginative look at the inspiration behind Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol.‐ The List
Read More | Posted Nov 27, 2017
2/5 29% Suburbicon (2017) Suburbicon is neither as funny nor as clever as it thinks it is. It's tempting to wonder what might have been had the Coens seen it through to the end.‐
Read More | Posted Nov 24, 2017
4/5 85% Battle of the Sexes (2017) Emma Stone delivers perhaps her finest performance to date, adeptly conveying King's fiery determination, but also her heart-breaking vulnerability.‐
Read More | Posted Nov 23, 2017
4/5 99% Jane (2017) Van Lawick's footage - elevated by a score from Philip Glass, no less - is nothing short of extraordinary and it seems almost criminal that it was kept locked away in a National Geographic vault for so long.‐ The List
Read More | Posted Nov 20, 2017
4/5 96% Mudbound (2017) A powerfully emotional and all-too-relevant race relations drama that marks out director Rees as a significant talent to watch. Place your Oscar bets now.‐
Read More | Posted Nov 17, 2017
2/5 40% Justice League (2017) Fittingly for a film that follows directly on from Batman Vs Superman, it's an ugly mess.‐
Read More | Posted Nov 16, 2017
4/5 100% Paddington 2 (2018) Paddington 2 is the perfect tonic for these troubled times. Anyone who disagrees should be fixed with a Very Hard Stare.‐
Read More | Posted Nov 8, 2017
3/5 75% No Stone Unturned (2017) Provides a measure of closure for the families involved, but offers no easy answers.‐ The List
Read More | Posted Nov 6, 2017
4/5 79% The Killing of a Sacred Deer (2017) The Killing of a Sacred Deer is doubly unsettling, because it's simultaneously terrifying and laugh-out-loud funny.‐
Read More | Posted Nov 1, 2017
3/5 66% Breathe (2017) Breathe is an obvious passion project for producer Jonathan Cavendish. It's an inspirational story told with touching sincerity.‐
Read More | Posted Oct 27, 2017
5/5 96% Call Me by Your Name (2018) Powerfully emotional and exquisitely romantic, this is a beautifully made and wonderfully acted film that has every element working together in perfect harmony.‐
Read More | Posted Oct 26, 2017
4/5 92% Thor: Ragnarok (2017) Closer to the feel of the Guardians of the Galaxy movies, presenting itself as a colourful space adventure with shades of Flash Gordon.‐
Read More | Posted Oct 19, 2017
4/5 97% The Death of Stalin (2018) Darker and more violent than Iannucci's previous work, this is a brilliantly acted and very funny black comedy underscored with a jolt of genuine horror.‐
Read More | Posted Oct 19, 2017
4/5 83% Marshall (2017) The end result is so compelling that it leaves you wanting to see Thurgood take on his next case. Is a TV series based on Marshall's career too much to ask for?‐ The List
Read More | Posted Oct 18, 2017
3/5 51% Downsizing (2017) As a satire on lifestyle envy and the emptiness of consumerism, the film is sharp as a tack.‐
Read More | Posted Oct 17, 2017
1/5 7% The Snowman (2017) As Scandi-crime thrillers go, The Snowman is something of a wash-out, lacking anything resembling thrills, chills or suspense. It is, in a word, abominable.‐
Read More | Posted Oct 13, 2017
5/5 92% The Shape of Water (2017) Blending '50s creature features, dark fairy tales and old-fashioned swooning romance, the latest film from writer-director Guillermo del Toro is pure movie magic.‐
Read More | Posted Oct 12, 2017
4/5 84% The Party (2018) This pitch-perfect farce functions as a state-of-the-nation comedy.‐
Read More | Posted Oct 12, 2017
4/5 50% The Glass Castle (2017) This dysfunctional family drama, based on the best-selling memoir by gossip columnist Jeannette Walls, finds Woody Harrelson and Brie Larson on career best form.‐
Read More | Posted Oct 6, 2017
5/5 87% Blade Runner 2049 (2017) An extraordinary experience that will leave you open-mouthed with wonder. It deserves to be seen on the biggest screen possible.‐
Read More | Posted Oct 3, 2017
4/5 64% Goodbye Christopher Robin (2017) Shot through with profound melancholy worthy of Eeyore himself.‐
Read More | Posted Sep 29, 2017
4/5 39% Brimstone (2017) Not for the weak of stomach, this is a stylish and superbly acted western that evokes genuine terror. ‐
Read More | Posted Sep 28, 2017
3/5 52% Kingsman: The Golden Circle (2017) Consistently entertaining, but it never quite hits the heights achieved by its predecessor. Except for Elton John, that is. ‐
Read More | Posted Sep 20, 2017
3/5 52% Kingsman: The Golden Circle (2017) The Golden Circle lacks the novelty of the first film and doesn't have quite as much in the way of charm, but there's enough here to ensure that fans won't be disappointed.‐ The List
Read More | Posted Sep 19, 2017
3/5 66% Victoria & Abdul (2017) Judi Dench's performance rules over the production just as surely as Victoria rules over her subjects.‐
Read More | Posted Sep 15, 2017
5/5 69% mother! (2017) Feverish, intense and surreal, it's a film that burrows deep into your subconscious, like a nightmare you can't escape.‐
Read More | Posted Sep 14, 2017
8.2/10 92% Batman & Mr. Freeze: Subzero (1998) Prepare for thrills and chills as the dynamic duo take on Mr Freeze (and his trained polar bears) in this superbly animated Batman adventure.‐
Read More | Posted Sep 10, 2017
8/10 82% In Syria (Insyriated) (2017) Van Leeuw's direction is extremely effective throughout, making frequent use of tight close-ups to accentuate the claustrophobia.‐
Read More | Posted Sep 10, 2017
8.5/10 100% The Work (2017) Fascinating and deeply moving, this fly-on-the-wall doc about Folsom Prison's unconventional group therapy program packs a powerful punch.‐
Read More | Posted Sep 10, 2017
4/5 89% Anti Matter (2017) An intelligent, thought-provoking and suspenseful slice of sci-fi that's richly deserving of your time and space.‐ Hero Collector
Read More | Posted Sep 7, 2017
3/5 85% It (2017) Much more successful as a coming-of-age movie than as a horror film.‐
Read More | Posted Sep 7, 2017
6/10 77% McLaren (2016) Roger Donaldson directs this informative, if straightforward documentary on the F1 driver.‐
Read More | Posted Sep 5, 2017
8.5/10 90% Chasing Asylum (2016) An immensely powerful documentary that presents an urgent and timely argument for compassion in the way governments deal with refugees.‐
Read More | Posted Sep 5, 2017
8.5/10 93% A Date for Mad Mary (2016) Put simply, this is a delight from start to finish, generating big laughs and powerful emotion, while marking out both director and leading lady as serious talents to watch. ‐
Read More | Posted Sep 5, 2017