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Mike McCahill

Mike McCahill
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
3/5 86% October (2018) Matters are steadied, just, by Sircar's quiet sensitivity towards tiny signs of life.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Apr 13, 2018
4/5 No Score Yet Cake (2018) Pakistani cinema has long struggled to match its Indian cousin's commercial reach, but this impressive debut from Asim Abbasi feels like a sound bet, and even quietly revolutionary in places.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Mar 29, 2018
3/5 No Score Yet Sajjan Singh Rangroot (2018) Batra hits most of his big emotional beats, rightly sensing there might be something stirring and striking in the sight of beturbaned warriors charging across a field in Belgium.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Mar 21, 2018
2/5 76% Dark River (2017) A muddy misstep from an otherwise notable talent.‐ Little White Lies
Read More | Posted Feb 22, 2018
2/5 41% Den of Thieves (2018) It often resembles a men's rights bonding weekend more than it does a movie.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Feb 1, 2018
4/5 71% Padmaavat (2018) Such excess could have proved deadening, but dynamic deployment of old-school star power keeps almost all its scenes alive with internal tensions.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Jan 25, 2018
3/5 83% The Brawler (Mukkabaaz) (2017) It's the work of a creative ducking Bollywood's usual rules of engagement: a film to cheer and not to be messed with.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Jan 11, 2018
2/5 45% The Star (2017) Some future shelf life in seminaries seems likely, but as festive treats for kids go, it's like asking for a selection box and being force fed communion wafers instead.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Nov 24, 2017
2/5 89% Ferrari: Race to Immortality (2017) As a film, it's altogether keener to Turtle Wax the brand than stop for even a moment to examine what Ferrari the man, logo and company ever stood for.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Nov 2, 2017
2/5 43% Pokémon The Movie: I Choose You! (2017) One of Ash's contemporaries describes his encounter with this rainbow-hued bird as 'a priceless experience.' Two decades' worth of vanished, irretrievable pocket money would say otherwise.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Nov 1, 2017
4/5 88% Secret Superstar (2017) This is first-class entertainment, the best imaginable antidote to the toxicity presently leaking out of western movie circles.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Oct 20, 2017
2/5 47% My Little Pony: The Movie (2017) There will have been cumulonimbi possessed of greater substance.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Oct 18, 2017
C- 8% The Snowman (2017) For all the considerable nous assembled either side of the camera, no one can rescue it from its own mediocrity: if this were the opening act of a TV miniseries, you'd be exploring other channels some time between the second and third ad breaks.‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted Oct 12, 2017
3/5 100% Center of My World (Die Mitte der Welt) (2016) Erwa's emotional candour ensures his film will strike resonant chords with anybody who spent their formative years extricating themselves from strangulating family ties.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Sep 15, 2017
1/5 34% American Assassin (2017) The attempt to rebrand counterterrorism manoeuvres as a heady extension of The Hunger Games falls somewhere between dimwitted and deeply cynical.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Sep 14, 2017
5/5 100% Close Encounters Of The Third Kind: 40th Anniversary Release (2017) Grand celestial theatre, in which the greatest storyteller in modern movies invites us to set aside any scepticism, look up, and believe.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Sep 13, 2017
2/5 42% Goon: Last of the Enforcers (2017) Nobody lands the one knockout punchline to elevate matters above tolerable mediocrity.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Sep 8, 2017
3/5 99% The Missing Picture (2014) Granted, this is hardly the jolliest way to see in the new year but it functions as an educational tool.‐ Metro (UK)
Read More | Posted Sep 6, 2017
3/5 43% Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters (2013) CG spectacle trumps character but, as engineered market-fillers go, it's at least cheerfully cheap and not unlikeable: a Poundland Potter, as it were. ‐ Metro (UK)
Read More | Posted Sep 5, 2017
4/5 86% What Maisie Knew (2013) The acting is marvellous - never teetering into easy caricature - while the drama is sensitive, humorous and tear-jerking.‐ Metro (UK)
Read More | Posted Sep 5, 2017
4/5 76% The Kings of Summer (2013) Heartache, teen angst and mordant comedy are well tuned. Very funny, with wonderful performances, it's an unexpected delight. ‐ Metro (UK)
Read More | Posted Sep 5, 2017
2/5 13% The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones (2013) Still they come, trying to fill that Harry Potter/Twilight-shaped gap. This adaptation of Cassandra Clare's young adult series-launcher is an unashamedly derivative market filler.‐ Metro (UK)
Read More | Posted Sep 5, 2017
1/5 57% Riddick (2013) As a character, Riddick is no more than a rumble in [Vin] Diesel's throat. ‐ Metro (UK)
Read More | Posted Sep 5, 2017
2/5 57% Snitch (2013) This frowning, mostly funless effort logs the action with bluntly defined secondary characters. ‐ Metro (UK)
Read More | Posted Sep 5, 2017
2/5 69% Fast & Furious 6 (2013) Contain your excitement: this is a London populated by monodimensional toffee noses or thick necks and, while it's good to have the no-nonsense [Michelle] Rodriguez back, she's soon crowded out by dreary ex-models and wisecracking dipsticks.‐ Metro (UK)
Read More | Posted Sep 5, 2017
2/5 28% Broken City (2013) Even the presence of Mark Wahlberg and Russell Crowe can't save Broken City, which simply succeeds in making all its characters look silly.‐ Metro (UK)
Read More | Posted Sep 5, 2017
3/5 86% Rundskop (Bullhead) (2012) At two hours, there's a lot of grunting and knuckle-cracking but it never lacks for dramatic heft. ‐ Metro (UK)
Read More | Posted Sep 1, 2017
2/5 65% Mama (2013) While its finale gestures at something emotional, getting there involves mucho familiar multiplex filler: loud screeches and some pretty silly business involving the girls' sinister way with wax crayons. ‐ Metro (UK)
Read More | Posted Sep 1, 2017
3/5 76% Dwae-ji-ui wang (The King of Pigs) (2013) It's a vision of sorts but one you'll need a strong stomach to see out. ‐ Metro (UK)
Read More | Posted Sep 1, 2017
3/5 95% Midnight Son (2009) Scott Leberecht's promising low-budget horror character study is very much in the vein - pun intended - of early George A Romero.‐ Metro (UK)
Read More | Posted Sep 1, 2017
4/5 94% What Richard Did (2013) [What Richard Did is] the most conventional work [Lenny] Abrahamson has produced so far, yet still markedly different from comparable teen pics. ‐ Metro (UK)
Read More | Posted Sep 1, 2017
2/5 63% Love Crime (2011) This undistinguished French drama limps through familiar workplace-hell territory without yielding much in the way of laughs or thrills.‐ Metro (UK)
Read More | Posted Sep 1, 2017
B 86% American Made (2017) The draw, however, remains Cruise, figuratively walking out on a wing; whether multiplexers rejoin him there will be seen, but after endless formula runouts, it's encouraging to see him being properly exercised again.‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted Aug 17, 2017
2/5 40% The Hitman's Bodyguard (2017) This fumbled buddy movie throwback touts some only-here-for-the-money stars as compensation for leaden pacing and a futzing, bum-obsessed script.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Aug 17, 2017
2/5 67% Napping Princess (Hirune-hime: Shiranai watashi no monogatari) (2017) It starts feeling fairly mechanised itself, every clank of those boysy Transformer knock-offs further drowning out its wistful heroine.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Aug 17, 2017
4/5 80% An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth To Power (2017) Railing against rising tides, Gore emerges as a cannier performer and a more compelling subject than he was in 2006; a message that sounded critical then has become no less urgent with time.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Aug 16, 2017
2/5 13% The Nut Job 2: Nutty by Nature (2017) The summer of inessential animation continues with this very middling sequel to 2014's semi-forgotten squirrel-based timekiller.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Aug 10, 2017
2/5 33% Mubarakan (2017) Whole stretches of the film are garbled beyond comprehension, and the plot's thread is not regained when one character attempts to explain everybody's movements using ketchup bottles.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Jul 28, 2017
3/5 98% The Big Sick (2017) Not quite life-or-death viewing, but as good a star vehicle as Nanjiani might have wished for.‐ Little White Lies
Read More | Posted Jul 25, 2017
2/5 25% Tubelight (2017) Without the tears that might soften our vision, all Tubelight resembles is a rebranding process: somewhere between act of vanity and lamentable waste of energy.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Jun 24, 2017
3/5 No Score Yet Dispossession: The Great Social Housing Swindle (2017) Paul Sng's documentary offers a carefully balanced, clear-headed study of the myriad ways the UK property market has skewed and malfunctioned in the years since the Thatcher regime established the right-to-buy scheme.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Jun 19, 2017
2/5 47% Rock Dog (2017) Brannon composes the odd amusing sight gag, but homogenises his notionally eastern backdrop terribly ...‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Jun 15, 2017
3/5 74% Ballerina (2016) This serviceable French-Canadian digimation cleaves to the post-Cowell definition of the word "journey": its heroine is a redheaded dreamer (voiced by Elle Fanning) who flees her orphanage to blag a spot at the fin de siècle Paris Opera.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Jun 13, 2017
2/5 53% Dough (2016) It remains a mystery why Pryce isn't getting more substantial scripts through his letterbox: he looks a touch squandered tossing flour and sugar around.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Jun 2, 2017
3/5 54% The Hippopotamus (2017) It's still a pleasure, and often a joy, to watch the star measuring out and savouring Fry's rich wordplay like fingers of scotch.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Jun 1, 2017
3/5 83% Sachin: A Billion Dreams (2017) The world wanted to watch Sachin bat.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted May 26, 2017
2/5 20% Diary Of A Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul (2017) For once, it'll be the grownups asking the kids: "Are we there yet?"‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted May 25, 2017
2/5 30% Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales (2017) Dead Men Tell No Tales moves at a faster rate of knots than any Pirates film; trouble is, nothing has really been added. It's the same soggy ride, set to a marginally preferable speed.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted May 22, 2017
4/5 100% Baahubali 2: The Conclusion (2017) Here, once again, is thunderous spectacle unlikely to be surpassed in several summers, and clinching proof of writer-director SS Rajamouli's position among world cinema's boldest imagemakers.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Apr 28, 2017
2/5 86% The Autopsy of Jane Doe (2016) The second half is merely morbid runaround, punctuating its soundtrack crashes with self-justifying footnotes on historical misogyny.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Mar 30, 2017