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Mike McCahill

Mike McCahill
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
B 100% 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 39% 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 (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 77% 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 11% 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 No Score Yet 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 17% 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 45% 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 76% 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 45% 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 No Score Yet 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 29% 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
B- 45% Ghost in the Shell (2017) It's the shiniest of kit; whether the emotions are stirred is another matter.‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted Mar 28, 2017
2/5 67% Life (2017) You'll have forgotten it by the time you touch down in the cinema lobby.‐ Little White Lies
Read More | Posted Mar 22, 2017
2/5 44% Saban's Power Rangers (2017) We didn't really need any of this: not the repackage, nor more superheroics, nor the closing-credits cover of Snap's The Power.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Mar 21, 2017
2/5 27% Fist Fight (2017) This fitful timewaster doubles rowdily down on all its flimsy-to-questionable ideas.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Mar 2, 2017
4/5 60% Rangoon (2017) In this time of pronounced division, it's reassuring to know east and west can still play nicely together.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Feb 24, 2017
3/5 89% John Wick: Chapter 2 (2017) Chapter 2 will pass a Friday or Saturday night as mindlessly as its predecessor.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Feb 16, 2017
2/5 20% Love of My Life (2017) The actors strive to give it spark and emotional amplitude, but the script barely seems to understand how humans exist hour-by-hour, let alone in moments of mortal crisis.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Feb 16, 2017
3/5 7% Rings (2017) Essentially a well-produced, easily accessed B-movie. Still, it wouldn't kill you to watch it, and it does more than expected to reinvent its particular wheel.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Feb 3, 2017
2/5 67% Kaabil (2017) It's not good, exactly, but I can't say it's not watchable on some far-out level.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Jan 25, 2017
94% King Jack (2016) [Director Thompson] has a particular ally in Plummer, a bashed-up presence more compelling than a dozen stage-school brats, displaying a fortitude you warm to even as you're watching all cockiness being kicked from his form.‐ MovieMail
Read More | Posted Dec 31, 2016
22% Ma ma (2016) Ma Ma, at best minor Medem, unfolds like an afternoon TV movie that's been at the sherry, or placed on the heaviest of medication.‐ MovieMail
Read More | Posted Dec 31, 2016
50% 13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers Of Benghazi (2016) 13 Hours remains very much a combat movie made by the man who once hustled Armageddon onto our screens, no more nourishing, affecting or heavyweight than the popcorn ground into the multiplex carpet.‐ MovieMail
Read More | Posted Dec 31, 2016
29% My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2 (2016) The second film is likewise sustained by a generosity of spirit you don't often get in self-penned star vehicles.‐ MovieMail
Read More | Posted Dec 31, 2016
72% The Ones Below (2016) A horror-thriller that gets in several satirical shots at the status envy of modern urban professionals.‐ MovieMail
Read More | Posted Dec 31, 2016
38% Down By Love (Éperdument) (2016) Godeau reaches out frantically for material that might give the pair's encounters any measure of dramatic heft.‐ MovieMail
Read More | Posted Dec 31, 2016
65% Bang Gang (A Modern Love Story) (2016) When she's at her sharpest, [director Eva Husson] permits both her characters and viewers free rein to think and feel their way through this particular moral maze as they see fit‐ MovieMail
Read More | Posted Dec 31, 2016
93% The Pearl Button (El botón de nácar) (2015) Time and again, Guzman generates profound meanings from simple concepts.‐ MovieMail
Read More | Posted Dec 28, 2016
95% Marguerite (2016) It's handsomely turned out in its monochrome palette, and Marguerite's big numbers remain reliably amusing, Frot mangling her standards like a sham-dram Liza or Barbra while Marcon tersely clutches his hunting rifle in the wings.‐ MovieMail
Read More | Posted Dec 28, 2016
87% The Club (El Club) (2016) Few other films this year will provoke as much post-screening discussion, that's certain.‐ MovieMail
Read More | Posted Dec 28, 2016
100% Court (2015) The result provides a memorable introduction to a filmmaker clearly working in opposition to the lavish escapism Bollywood has enabled over the years.‐ MovieMail
Read More | Posted Dec 28, 2016
91% Speed Sisters (2017) The film's appeal is universal.‐ MovieMail
Read More | Posted Dec 28, 2016
94% Fire at Sea (Fuocoammare) (2016) Fire at Sea is the kind of film that, without ever seeming to harass or harangue the viewer, could well change minds and save lives; a small film, certainly, but no mean feat.‐ MovieMail
Read More | Posted Dec 27, 2016
90% Green Room (2016) Saulnier evidently wanted to provide audiences with a bad trip, but sometimes a bad trip is indistinguishable from a backward step, or simply a dead end.‐ MovieMail
Read More | Posted Dec 27, 2016
2/5 32% Monster Trucks (2017) It has tentacles and hot wheels, yes, but not the legs or bright ideas to sustain itself.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Dec 25, 2016
3/5 89% Dangal (2016) Very solid, very sound entertainment, with thumpingly good Pritam songs that make Eye of the Tiger seem like pipsqueakery.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Dec 22, 2016
79% Evolution (2016) By all means wallow in its imagery; when it comes to meaning, however, most viewers surely won't be waving but drowning.‐ MovieMail
Read More | Posted Dec 19, 2016
90% 10 Cloverfield Lane (2016) 10 Cloverfield Lane arrives as proof that, between the bloated junk and commercial no-brainers, the studio system can still surprise us.‐ MovieMail
Read More | Posted Dec 19, 2016
61% High-Rise (2016) For the risks Wheatley takes, you should see it. It may be a very mixed bag -- no impediment for cult status, of course -- but High-Rise does feel like the ragged movie Britain deserves at this self-flagellating austerity moment.‐ MovieMail
Read More | Posted Dec 19, 2016
85% Hail, Caesar! (2016) Hail, Caesar! is finally all too effortful, a doodle undertaken by scholars.‐ MovieMail
Read More | Posted Dec 19, 2016
91% The Witch (2016) For pure spooky atmosphere, The Witch is unmatchable right now.‐ MovieMail
Read More | Posted Dec 19, 2016
76% Elvis & Nixon (2016) It remains a naggingly slight experience: while its showbiz savvy should satiate the Elvis demographic, it feels at least a slight copout that a film where Nixon shares top billing should be so determinedly depoliticised.‐ MovieMail
Read More | Posted Dec 13, 2016
95% Remainder (2015) Although a few of these may escape Fast's reach, there's no denying the ambition on display here: whether in the gallery or the arthouse, we'll see more from this filmmaker. He is, if you will, a name to remember.‐ MovieMail
Read More | Posted Dec 13, 2016