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Matthew Turner

Matthew Turner
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
4/5 90% Raw (2017) This chilling and intense coming-of-age horror exerts a powerful grip. Even if you're not especially faint-of-stomach, you'll re-think going out for steak afterwards.‐
Read More | Posted Apr 7, 2017
4/5 52% The Boss Baby (2017) Transcends its ridiculous-seeming premise to deliver an enjoyable family comedy that's as delightful as it is inventive. Even the fart jokes are adorable.‐
Read More | Posted Apr 5, 2017
3/5 17% Man Down (2016) This genre-blending drama about a traumatised soldier may be flawed - but it's impossible to fault Shia LaBeouf's commitment to the lead role.‐
Read More | Posted Mar 31, 2017
4/5 45% Ghost in the Shell (2017) Purists worried about Hollywood dumbing down the 1995 anime can relax. Sanders' live-action version is remarkably faithful. And Johansson is on terrific form.‐
Read More | Posted Mar 30, 2017
4/5 No Score Yet Zipi y Zape y el club de la canica (Zip & Zap and the Marble Gang) (2013) Utterly charming from start to finish, this is a well made, smartly written family adventure with an infectious sense of fun. Don't miss it.‐ The List
Read More | Posted Mar 27, 2017
3/5 67% Life (2017) In space, no-one can hear you nick the basic set-up from Alien - and throw in bits of Gravity for good measure.‐
Read More | Posted Mar 24, 2017
3/5 44% Saban's Power Rangers (2017) This teen superhero adventure doesn't just trade off fond memories of the 90s TV show. It also wraps itself in a warm blanket of affection for classic 80s teen movies.‐
Read More | Posted Mar 22, 2017
4/5 99% Get Out (2017) This scathing satire is the perfect horror film for the post-Obama era, taking a razor-sharp scalpel to white liberal attitudes on race.‐
Read More | Posted Mar 16, 2017
4/5 71% Beauty and the Beast (2017) Musical numbers are delivered with proper gusto. The show-stopping Be Our Guest even out-does the original animated version.‐
Read More | Posted Mar 16, 2017
1/5 0% Wolves at the Door (2016) A deeply distasteful mess.‐ The List
Read More | Posted Mar 14, 2017
5/5 91% Elle (2016) At 78, Basic Instinct and Starship Troopers director Paul Verhoeven has lost none of his power to shock. Hitchcock would have been proud of this extraordinary film. ‐
Read More | Posted Mar 10, 2017
4/5 75% Kong: Skull Island (2017) The script does a great job of quietly undermining the usual action clichés. And there's no tedious love story between the two nominal leads.‐
Read More | Posted Mar 9, 2017
3/5 18% The Time of Their Lives (2017) The Collinses make an engaging double act and the strength of their performances goes a long way towards papering over some of the script's shortcomings.‐ The List
Read More | Posted Mar 6, 2017
1/5 26% Fist Fight (2017) If you've ever wanted to see a squeaky-voiced actor get punched in the face, then Fist Fight has your name written all over it.‐
Read More | Posted Mar 3, 2017
5/5 93% Logan (2017) It's difficult to imagine how this could be improved upon. An unmissable treat for comic fans, but a thoroughly enjoyable thriller in its own right.‐
Read More | Posted Mar 1, 2017
3/5 42% A Cure For Wellness (2017) Shutter Island with eels. Gore Verbinski has delivered one of the strangest mainstream studio films in recent memory.‐
Read More | Posted Feb 23, 2017
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 83% 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 88% 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 90% 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 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. ‐
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 95% 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 20% 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 31% 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 38% 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 30% 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 14% 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 92% 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 (2018) 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 86% 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 59% 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 47% 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.) (2017) An unmissable treat for animation fans.‐ SciFiNow
Read More | Posted Nov 17, 2016
4/5 74% 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 92% 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