Michelle Devereaux

Michelle Devereaux
Michelle Devereaux's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): The Skinny
Publications: The Skinny

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
3/5 71% Vampire Cleanup Department (Gao geung jing dou fu) (2017) Part Buffy, a little Ghostbusters, a dash of Harry Potter, and all Hong Kong midnight-movie weirdness - The Skinny EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 27, 2017
2/5 77% Folk Hero & Funny Guy (2017) There are a few genuinely funny moments, but ultimately Folk Hero... is too bland to leave much of an impression. - The Skinny EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 17, 2017
3/5 85% Lion (2016) An old-fashioned, crowd-pleasing film that succeeds on its own admittedly less-than-ambitious terms. - The Skinny EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 16, 2017
1/5 38% Kids in Love (2016) The only thing these 'kids' seem to be in love with is their own sense of entitlement. - The Skinny EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 24, 2016
2/5 22% Yoga Hosers (2016) Relying on a host of sub-Austin Powers gags, Yoga Hosers might be appropriately described as good-natured meta-awfulness. - The Skinny EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 21, 2016
3/5 86% Maggie's Plan (2016) The most charming surprise is the peculiar friendship between the two female romantic sometimes-rivals; Moore and Gerwig have a surprising chemistry in polar opposite roles. - The Skinny EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 19, 2016
4/5 97% The Fits (2016) Holmer's principle lyrical tool is her young star, whose luminous, almond-shaped eyes veritably burn with an intense clarity of purpose. - The Skinny EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 19, 2016
4/5 91% Slash (2016) Slash never feels exploitive of a subculture that could have been mined simply for cheap laughs and it treats its characters, even minor ones, with similar respect. - The Skinny EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 16, 2016
4/5 96% Hunt for the Wilderpeople (2016) Quirky outsider comedy is clearly Waititi's forte, and here it's polished to an effortlessly funny, confident and crowd-pleasing shine. - The Skinny EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 16, 2016
3/5 66% Tommy's Honour (2017) Tommy's Honour might drag along the journey to its tragic conclusion, but both [Jack] Lowden and [Peter] Mullan rescue it from becoming hopelessly mired in the rough. - The Skinny EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 16, 2016
3/5 82% One Floor Below (2015) Mauntean attempts to examine hard truths about masculine insecurity, but Sandu's ethical conundrum doesn't feel like one at all. - The Skinny EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 8, 2016
4/5 97% Mustang (2015) Mustang is a wilful act of political aggression as much as a study of female subordination. - The Skinny EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 29, 2016
2/5 55% Hyena Road (2016) While it's not American Sniper, it still seems like a missed opportunity. - The Skinny EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 18, 2016
4/5 88% No Home Movie (2016) Akerman creates feelings of both intimacy and aloof documentation; the digital images often feel overly vivid, coldly austere, surveilling. - The Skinny EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 16, 2016
3/5 67% The Danish Girl (2015) Hooper's delicate and decorous film is virtually sustained by the magnetism of Eddie Redmayne's lead performance. - The Skinny EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 7, 2016
1/5 31% Daddy's Home (2015) Watch if you enjoy watching talented people waste their time, and also enjoy wasting yours. - The Skinny EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 7, 2016
2/5 73% Black Mass (2015) All it really accomplishes is the heady task of making one of the most wanted criminals in U.S. history a boring Hollywood trope. - The Skinny EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 19, 2015
3/5 73% Suffragette (2015) Compelling throughout, mostly due to the full-bodied strength and sensitivity of Carey Mulligan's extraordinary central performance. - The Skinny EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 5, 2015
2/5 27% Captive (2015) Captive seems more concerned with delivering empty platitudes than with even beginning to address the complex root causes of human suffering. - The Skinny EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 24, 2015
5/5 96% 3 Women (1977) Altman's signature telephoto framing, omnipresent murals depicting demon-like creatures, and an atonal score add a creeping menace to uncanny California desert settings. - The Skinny EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 28, 2015
5/5 88% Jauja (2015) With its richly saturated, meticulously composed sublime landscapes, this might be the year's best-looking film. - The Skinny EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 4, 2015
3/5 No Score Yet Tender (2014) Featuring a bittersweet score by Nick Cave, Tender captures a beautiful sense of the power and peace that comes from what it feels like to belong, even in death. - The Skinny EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 19, 2015
2/5 70% The Keeper of Lost Causes (Kvinden i buret) (2016) It sleepwalks through an icky narrative that could have been lifted from any slick and soulless television crime drama. - The Skinny EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 15, 2014
3/5 78% Rabid Dogs (Cani arrabbiati) (Kidnapped) ( A Man and a Boy) (1974) Its stripped-down malevolence is certainly effective, and the maniacal performances provide the kitsch. - The Skinny EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 5, 2014
4/5 86% The Naked City (1948) If this is noir, it's the most brightly lit, least antisocial noir ever. - The Skinny EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 5, 2014
3/5 74% Honeymoon (2014) Entertaining if problematic ... - The Skinny EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 2, 2014
3/5 88% Garnet's Gold (2016) It's full of gorgeous, meditative shots of Highland scenery, but its meandering focus leaches a sense of urgency. - The Skinny EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 25, 2014
2/5 67% Castles In The Sky (2014) It's so corny and faux-respectable even your gran would probably find it too fusty. - The Skinny EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 23, 2014
3/5 82% Violet (2017) It's formally engaging, particularly in its use of sound (and silence), but it's also understated to the point of being comatose. - The Skinny EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 23, 2014