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Mike McCahill

Mike McCahill

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
0% ChickLit "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 No Score Yet Light Years "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
3/5 No Score Yet The Brother "Not every gamble pays off - certain narrative backalleys remain under-illuminated - but it's strongly performed and full of bold, eye- and ear-catching directorial choices. " ‐ Guardian
Posted Sep 23, 2016
1/5 No Score Yet Gangsters Gamblers Geezers "Constants emerge: threadbare production values, underqualified performers and a failure to filter the amusingly crass from the merely offensive. " ‐ Guardian
Posted Sep 23, 2016
98% Little Men (2016) "The balance, wisdom and generosity displayed hereabouts is enough to propose Sachs as a modern master. " ‐ MovieMail
Posted Sep 22, 2016
81% The Girl With All the Gifts "I have to confess this 38-year-old was pretty gripped by The Girl with All the Gifts - and my suspicion is that even those teenagers who sneak in to see it will be compelled to stop What's Apping for at least some of its running time. " ‐ MovieMail
Posted Sep 22, 2016
77% The Lovers And The Despot (2016) "The result's perhaps no more than a diverting anecdote, albeit one that adds to our understanding of Kim Jong-il, thwarted auteur. " ‐ MovieMail
Posted Sep 22, 2016
No Score Yet Two Women (Mesyats v derevne) "The BBFC's certification card hits the nail on the head: "Contains no material liable to offend or harm." " ‐ MovieMail
Posted Sep 22, 2016
62% The Magnificent Seven (2016) "Almost wholly inessential. " ‐ MovieMail
Posted Sep 21, 2016
90% The Clan (El Clan) (2016) "The Clan mostly registers as evidence that a director pursuing his most commercial instincts often gives rise to his least interesting of films. " ‐ MovieMail
Posted Sep 15, 2016
98% Hunt for the Wilderpeople (2016) "It's a not unpromising set-up -- masculinity left to fend for itself against Mother Nature -- and I wished Waititi had made merry with his hapless hunter-gatherers in the same way Shadows did with wannabe outlaw vampires. " ‐ MovieMail
Posted Sep 15, 2016
88% Don't Breathe (2016) "Everything lines up into the kind of ruthlessly efficient B-picture that'll make for electric Friday or Saturday night viewing with the right jumpy crowd. " ‐ MovieMail
Posted Sep 15, 2016
81% Captain Fantastic (2016) "It's a truism to say that actors-turned-directors are the best directors of actors, but the performances Ross elicits really are very good. " ‐ MovieMail
Posted Sep 15, 2016
36% Blair Witch (2016) "As the final moments close in around the viewer, you may yet find yourself holding your breath, and conceding that all Wingard's technical nous is at least good for something. " ‐ MovieMail
Posted Sep 15, 2016
96% The Beatles: Eight Days a Week - The Touring Years (2016) "Howard's film is a little less essential, all told -- but watching as a fan myself, I felt fine. " ‐ MovieMail
Posted Sep 15, 2016
4/5 No Score Yet Pink (2016) "Another notable stride forwards for Hindi cinema: a naturalistic drama that forms a serious attempt to grapple with India's rape culture. " ‐ Guardian
Posted Sep 15, 2016
4/5 No Score Yet El Sur (The South) (1988) "Another hour was planned before funding was cut, yet the ellipses only add to its hushed, haunting mystery: even in its "unfinished" state, the final movement is little short of heartbreaking. " ‐ Guardian
Posted Sep 15, 2016
88% The Blue Room (2014) "The Blue Room could usefully stand as a model of cinematic miniaturism. " ‐ MovieMail
Posted Sep 8, 2016
4/5 97% Kubo and the Two Strings (2016) "Arrives as cherishable proof that it is still possible, amid heightened commercial imperatives, for digimators to push for reflective, affecting art. " ‐ Guardian
Posted Sep 8, 2016
82% Sausage Party (2016) "Sausage Party isn't high art, more a snack best washed down with a jumbo cola. " ‐ MovieMail
Posted Sep 2, 2016
71% Café Society (2016) "This is easily Allen's best-looking film this century. " ‐ MovieMail
Posted Sep 2, 2016
100% Things to Come (L'avenir) (2016) "Hansen-Love comes not to overturn any applecarts, rather to carefully examine and rearrange the pieces of a suddenly shattered life, and see whether they might fit together again. " ‐ MovieMail
Posted Sep 2, 2016
3/5 39% Morgan (2016) "The capable cast yank us through the chicanery, making welcome gestures towards a number of science-fiction ideas, but "cranked-up Frankenstein" isn't one of the film's smarter or more original ones. " ‐ Guardian
Posted Sep 1, 2016
100% Long Way North (Tout en haut du monde) (2016) "It's a throwback to a time before our family entertainments had to be cranked up to eleven just to register. " ‐ MovieMail
Posted Aug 31, 2016
86% Bayou Maharajah "Overall, though, Keber's film feels like an honourable attempt to tidy up after and make order of its subject's spiralling chaos. " ‐ MovieMail
Posted Aug 31, 2016
96% Weiner (2016) "Yet simply to obsess over Weiner's personal failings is to miss a bigger tragedy...how politics and the media have come to collide and collude, and the deleterious-disastrous impact that has had on the world the rest of us have to inhabit. " ‐ MovieMail
Posted Aug 31, 2016
88% Born To Be Blue (2016) "For all its deviations from biographical fact, Born to be Blue does finally capture something that is inescapably there on the records (and in that loaded title): the melancholy that, like the music, was forever in Baker's blood. " ‐ MovieMail
Posted Aug 31, 2016
56% Jason Bourne (2016) "Jason Bourne emerges as a supremely neat action movie, its editing ever-rigorous, its Foley work unfailingly precise. " ‐ MovieMail
Posted Aug 31, 2016
77% Julieta (2016) "You'd have every right to once more start thinking of Almodóvar as a master - that most masculine of laurels - were he not in such obvious, regular and rewarding correspondence with his feminine side. " ‐ MovieMail
Posted Aug 31, 2016
41% The 9th Life of Louis Drax (2016) "A complete misfire. " ‐ MovieMail
Posted Aug 31, 2016
2/5 25% Mechanic: Resurrection (2016) "The Stath, alas, is following orders throughout: given his revelatory comic turn in last year's Spy, he may yet return to material that allows him to raise smiles and smash heads, but this shrugging afterthought isn't it. " ‐ Guardian
Posted Aug 29, 2016
54% The Purge: Election Year (2016) "The Purge movies continue to inhabit their own cinematic no-man's-land: too silly to be mistaken for piercing social commentary, they're also nowhere near as absurd, macabre or chilling as recent developments within our actual political sphere. " ‐ MovieMail
Posted Aug 25, 2016
No Score Yet Ambulance "The soundtrack fills with wailing, either that of sirens or of the bereaved; the wounds -- sensitive viewers be warned -- are observed at close-quarters; the language is no less vivid. " ‐ MovieMail
Posted Aug 25, 2016
77% Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping (2016) "The film, too, demonstrates solid funny bones, producer-kingmaker Judd Apatow calling in favours enough to please even the most demanding of pop fans and comedy nerds. " ‐ MovieMail
Posted Aug 25, 2016
71% The Carer "The tale is almost as old as Sir Michael Gifford himself, and -- in this retelling -- one not short on those eccentricities common to the recent wave of country house cinema. " ‐ MovieMail
Posted Aug 25, 2016
82% Chevalier (2016) "A winning curio that sets up an ocean bound Olympiad for those possessed of the XY chromosome. " ‐ MovieMail
Posted Aug 25, 2016
100% The Hard Stop "Such sequences speak to the film's laudable honesty, and its overriding determination to present the audience with the grimmer realities of its subjects' situation. " ‐ MovieMail
Posted Aug 25, 2016
91% Summertime (La Belle Saison) (2016) "Far from the final word on its particular chapter of feminist history, but a very watchable, accessible primer -- a startpoint for further rumination, discussion, and perhaps even action. " ‐ MovieMail
Posted Aug 25, 2016
3/5 33% Kids in Love "It remains a sincere, sweet-minded venture: one of those debuts in which characters and film-makers appear to be finding themselves before your very eyes. " ‐ Guardian
Posted Aug 25, 2016
2/5 60% Bad Moms (2016) "With its bland blasts of chart pop, it's less riot-grrrl provocation than sporadically rowdy coffee morning. " ‐ Guardian
Posted Aug 25, 2016
3/5 88% Asterix and Obelix: Mansion of the Gods (Astérix: Le domaine des dieux) "Youthful newcomers and devotees alike will be chuckling early and often. " ‐ Guardian
Posted Aug 18, 2016
4/5 100% Behemoth (Bei xi mo shou) "Zhao's closeups of faces - bathed in sweat, caked with carbons - are as expressive and dynamic as his long shots of fiery smelting yards and mountains being blasted into oblivion: here is a labour that cannot possibly be rebranded. " ‐ Guardian
Posted Aug 18, 2016
2/5 88% Cosmos (2016) "Cultists can claim it as proof Żuławski was doing his own thing until the end, but the film didn't need releasing so much as sectioning for public safety. " ‐ Guardian
Posted Aug 18, 2016
No Score Yet The Student and Mr. Henri "It's comfort cinema par excellence, and there's much to be said for that right now. " ‐ MovieMail
Posted Aug 18, 2016
3/5 No Score Yet Rustom (2016) "Screaming excess threatens to stifle the emotion and tragedy; Kumar has only to hit the same note of dogged honour and wait for the storm to pass. As an exercise in medium-high style, however, it retains the attention. " ‐ Guardian
Posted Aug 15, 2016
4/5 No Score Yet The Confession "In this post-Chilcot moment, this principled, consistent testimony - coming as it does from deep within Islam - assumes a rare gravity and profound moral force. " ‐ Guardian
Posted Aug 11, 2016
3/5 72% Baskin (2016) "This slowburn Turkish shocker suggests what might have happened if Once Upon a Time in Anatolia's philosophically inclined patrolmen had blundered into Eli Roth territory. " ‐ Guardian
Posted Jul 14, 2016
96% The Seventh Fire (2016) "It's tribute to Riccobono's patient, trust-building methods that he gets so much of it on camera. " ‐ MovieMail
Posted Jul 1, 2016
90% Microbe and Gasoline (Microbe et Gasoil) (2016) "The final seconds here, involving a painfully true-seeming separation and an unexpected switch of perspective, are among the loveliest [Gondry] has yet offered the cinema. " ‐ MovieMail
Posted Jul 1, 2016
2/5 23% Crazy About Tiffany's (2016) "No 2016 release will be further out of step with the times. " ‐ Guardian
Posted Jun 23, 2016
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