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Mike McCahill

Mike McCahill
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
3/5 93%

I Am Not a Serial Killer (2016)

"A pleasingly macabre study of a mixed-up teen who could be a Dexter-in-waiting." ‐Guardian
Posted Dec 8, 2016
1/5 67%

Jet Trash (2016)

"Doubtless a nice holiday; shame about the movie." ‐Guardian
Posted Dec 1, 2016
3/5 94%

The Edge of Seventeen (2016)

"Steinfeld smartly weighs the comedy of Nadine's hormonal disquiet against her potentially tragic need for affirmation, never more adroitly than in a shaded set piece involving an accidental sext." ‐Guardian
Posted Nov 29, 2016
2/5 24%

Bad Santa 2 (2016)

"Waters wrings occasional snickers from a patchy script, but the whole feels tamely conventional: misanthropy passed through the usual Hollywood motions." ‐Guardian
Posted Nov 24, 2016
3/5 80%

I Am Bolt (2016)

"If Bolt's talent continues to defy all explanation, the Turner brothers bring us close enough to it to witness bugs swarming over nerveless knuckles on the start line." ‐Guardian
Posted Nov 24, 2016
82%

Indignation (2016)

"All this is tribute to how Schamus both respects the text, its narrative thrust and its thematic undercurrents, while allowing it to breathe and open up before us." ‐MovieMail
Posted Nov 18, 2016
86%

United States of Love (Estados Unidos de Amor) (2016)

"If you wanted a film to remind you nobody had it better than we do - and I could well understand why you might right now - than United States of Love provides a bracing vodka-expresso jolt." ‐MovieMail
Posted Nov 17, 2016
97%

Your Name (Kimi No Na Wa.) (2016)

"We get nice moments and cute characters (there's a thesis to be written on adorable younger sisters in recent Japanese cinema), but scrambled storytelling and only fitful emotional heft." ‐MovieMail
Posted Nov 17, 2016
3/5 97%

Your Name (Kimi No Na Wa.) (2016)

"Nice enough - just not quite the knockout advance word promised." ‐Guardian
Posted Nov 17, 2016
92%

Napoléon (1929)

"It's a national origin myth, a monument to resistance and an enormous spectacle; a work of expansive genius, restored to us by a considerable labour of love." ‐MovieMail
Posted Nov 11, 2016
95%

The Innocents (Les innocentes) (2016)

"Fontaine's film joins Chabrol's underseen A Story of Women as a rare work to seriously and successfully address the female experience of war from the inside out." ‐MovieMail
Posted Nov 10, 2016
44%

100 Streets (2017)

"100 Streets emerges as one of those flawed yet promising debuts that encourages critics to retain its creators' names for future reference." ‐MovieMail
Posted Nov 10, 2016
93%

Richard Linklater: Dream Is Destiny (2016)

"What Black offers, simply but appreciably, is a celebration of one of American cinema's good guys, whose progress we've been lucky indeed to witness." ‐MovieMail
Posted Nov 4, 2016
71%

Nocturnal Animals (2016)

"It often resembles an exercise in seeing to what extent quote-unquote good taste can be used to dress up bad." ‐MovieMail
Posted Nov 4, 2016
45%

Rupture (2016)

"Nobody's heart or soul is invested too heavily in it." ‐MovieMail
Posted Nov 4, 2016
2/5 76%

A Street Cat Named Bob (2016)

"More meme than movie, this cut-price rendering of James Bowen's bestselling memoirs sees homeless busker Luke Treadaway's plight positioned a distant second behind the ginger tom who reportedly hastened Bowen's return from the margins." ‐Guardian
Posted Nov 3, 2016
93%

Lo and Behold, Reveries of the Connected World (2016)

"[It's] worth catching, but only in its final chapters -- pondering what's coming down the wires -- do you feel Herzog delving deep. What goes before is all a bit too ZOMG to provoke much in the way of serious reflection." ‐MovieMail
Posted Oct 28, 2016
93%

Ethel & Ernest (2016)

"Briggs's humanism and pacifism are the baselines here, and both the narrative and visuals keep finding ways to illustrate the uncertainties of wartime." ‐MovieMail
Posted Oct 28, 2016
100%

After Love (2016)

"It's very skilfully mounted, Lafosse pushing the naturalism of his earlier features to brave new heights." ‐MovieMail
Posted Oct 28, 2016
2/5 60%

Ae Dil Hai Mushkil (2016)

"Everyone's solid work gets undone by a clumsily handled plot turn that suggests a failure of nerve around the central relationship." ‐Guardian
Posted Oct 28, 2016
2/5 22%

Let's Be Evil (2016)

"The effects work is unusually sophisticated. Yet there's no dressing up some desperately ordinary stalk-and-slashing, and the budget undermines the world-building ..." ‐Guardian
Posted Oct 27, 2016
4/5 95%

Train to Busan (Bu-san-haeng) (2016)

"Yeon keeps us guessing until the nervy closing seconds." ‐Guardian
Posted Oct 27, 2016
95%

Train to Busan (Bu-san-haeng) (2016)

"[Train to Busan is] uperbly orchestrated by Yeon, who whittles down his ensemble in ways that are generic yet still somehow unpredictable and thoroughly gripping." ‐MovieMail
Posted Oct 25, 2016
81%

Starfish (2016)

"The film doesn't quite connect emotionally as it might." ‐MovieMail
Posted Oct 25, 2016
92%

Queen of Katwe (2016)

"[Queen of Katwe is] a film that, like the best Disney fare, connects on some deep and profound level with that part of us that still seeks to improve ourselves -- and, who knows, perhaps even the world." ‐MovieMail
Posted Oct 21, 2016
100%

Sonita (2015)

"What we're watching here, increasingly, isn't a documentary so much as an engrossing rescue attempt." ‐MovieMail
Posted Oct 21, 2016
92%

In Pursuit of Silence (2016)

"Here are 80 minutes of genuine respite, a literal, much-needed pause for thought." ‐MovieMail
Posted Oct 21, 2016
86%

Phantom Boy (2016)

"Alas, the storytelling remains one-dimensional." ‐MovieMail
Posted Oct 21, 2016
92%

I, Daniel Blake (2016)

"At every turn, Loach's humanism -- his total commitment to the specifics of the situations his characters find themselves in -- transcends all other political labels." ‐MovieMail
Posted Oct 21, 2016
2/5 19%

Keeping Up With The Joneses (2016)

"The leads huff and puff accordingly, but Michael LeSieur's dull-edged script squanders their timing, more concerned with reducing the actresses to their lingerie than with raising anything other than the occasional snicker." ‐Guardian
Posted Oct 20, 2016
3/5 82%

Ouija: Origin of Evil (2016)

"Perhaps only the most lukewarm slumber party would truly need it. Yet if you were to ask whether Origin of Evil offers a better quality of timewasting than its predecessor, my finger would hover inexorably over YES." ‐Guardian
Posted Oct 18, 2016
83%

Kate Plays Christine (2016)

"Sheil really does manage to get across a sense of Chubbuck as an authentically complex individual, and her endeavours with Greene do succeed in putting us right there in her shoes as she takes the long walk towards her last broadcast." ‐MovieMail
Posted Oct 14, 2016
20%

Inferno (2016)

"That all this nonsense is kept to exactly two hours makes Inferno less of a timewaster than its overstuffed predecessors; it doesn't, however, make it any less of a waste of talent, creative energy or your hard-earned disposable income. " ‐MovieMail
Posted Oct 13, 2016
81%

American Honey (2016)

"American Honey struck this viewer as Arnold's least impactful film to date, losing its moments of wonder and rapture amid an unvaryingly dreamy haze." ‐MovieMail
Posted Oct 13, 2016
100%

Driving With Selvi (2016)

"There is material enough here to refute any number of hoary old jokes and assumptions about female drivers." ‐MovieMail
Posted Oct 7, 2016
64%

The Greasy Strangler (2016)

"To its credit, it's one of precious few US releases this year to deliver almost exactly on what its lip-smacking title promises." ‐MovieMail
Posted Oct 7, 2016
92%

My Scientology Movie (2017)

"It does finally achieve its apparent aim: to tempt Miscavige's minions a little further towards the light, the better for us to witness their words and deeds, and thereby grasp the peculiarity of this particular credo." ‐MovieMail
Posted Oct 7, 2016
43%

The Girl on the Train (2016)

"My advice: disembark." ‐MovieMail
Posted Oct 7, 2016
4/5 No Score Yet

Still Loved (2015)

"You can only be struck by the resilience the interviewees display, and the trust they place in Howard - repaid several times over by a work of commemoration that will also surely provide considerable consolation." ‐Guardian
Posted Oct 6, 2016
1/5 63%

War on Everyone (2016)

"That title's fair warning at least, but it's hard to engage in any rewarding way with a film in which not a single word is meant or felt - unless McDonagh really is the worst kind of reactionary." ‐Guardian
Posted Oct 6, 2016
98%

The Babadook (2014)

"Tell yourself it's only a story by all means, but you're still going to have to kiss the kids goodnight and then switch off the reading light." ‐MovieMail
Posted Oct 5, 2016
3/5 No Score Yet

M.S. Dhoni: The Untold Story (2016)

"Pandey holds this career up as cause for communal celebration, and his film has the big-match temperament to set us cheering - or, in this Englishman's case, politely applauding." ‐Guardian
Posted Oct 3, 2016
47%

Free State of Jones (2016)

"As multiplex-bound awards bait, stillness and seriousness just aren't in this film's blood." ‐MovieMail
Posted Sep 29, 2016
90%

Courted (L'hermine) (2015)

"Fabrice Luchini remains one of those actors it's a rare joy to watch: mischievous, authoritative when required, at all times drolly self-aware." ‐MovieMail
Posted Sep 29, 2016
98%

Under The Shadow (2016)

"Clearly the recent wave of quiet-quiet-loud horrors -- and the slower creep of 2014's The Babadook -- have factored into Anvari's thinking, but Under the Shadow works as well as an evocation of a fraught moment in recent Iranian history." ‐MovieMail
Posted Sep 29, 2016
96%

The Fencer (Miekkailija) (2015)

"If, at 90 minutes, The Fencer feels a touch lightweight when set against recent Teutonic considerations of the mid-to-late 20th century (Downfall, say, or The Lives of Others), it's nevertheless appreciably detailed and lived-in." ‐MovieMail
Posted Sep 29, 2016
3/5 69%

Urban Hymn (2015)

"A mixed bag, but one that comes good in its closing stretch, working its way towards a place of quiet power." ‐Guardian
Posted Sep 29, 2016
3/5 43%

Kickboxer: Vengeance (2016)

"This lean, unpretentious entertainment delivers everything one might want from a film titled Kickboxer: Vengeance - including, at the last, an homage to the younger Van Damme's disco-dancing prowess." ‐Guardian
Posted Sep 29, 2016
0%

ChickLit (2016)

"The comedy amounts to a succession of duff innuendos, often lost in the erratic sound mix, occasionally botched altogether by supporting players apparently sourced from Britten's bridge club." ‐MovieMail
Posted Sep 26, 2016
3/5 60%

Light Years (2015)

"Ventures Bristol way, digs around at the intersection of social and poetic realism, and emerges with several extraordinary images alongside handfuls of arthouse filler." ‐Guardian
Posted Sep 23, 2016
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