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Nick Hasted

Nick Hasted
Nick Hasted's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Little White Lies, Uncut Magazine [UK], The Arts Desk

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
4/5 100% The Ecstasy of Wilko Johnson (2015) It's a strange, thought-provoking tale.‐ The Arts Desk
Read More | Posted Nov 21, 2017
4/5 84% Listen Up Philip (2014) The many laughs come in disbelieving gasps, but the film also has more heart than its hero.‐ The Arts Desk
Read More | Posted Nov 20, 2017
4/5 80% The New Girlfriend (2015) The reason this is one of Ozon's most approachable and soft-centred films is that it is one of his most radically activist.‐ The Arts Desk
Read More | Posted Nov 20, 2017
3/5 54% Stonehearst Asylum (2014) This is a faithful adaptation of the obscure Edgar Allan Poe tale "The System of Doctor Tarr and Professor Fether", a story short enough to, as with the Sixties Roger Corman Poe cycle, leave its adapters ample room to extrapolate as they please.‐ The Arts Desk
Read More | Posted Nov 20, 2017
3/5 58% Murder On The Orient Express (2017) Nothing has really changed in Christieworld since the last time you heard this tale. But Branagh's conservative, classicist instincts let him tell it with vigour.‐ The Arts Desk
Read More | Posted Nov 9, 2017
4/5 97% The Death of Stalin (2017) Actual quantities of laughter are diluted by the difficult satiric point, but the acting and the farce's whirring clockwork occupy you anyway.‐ The Arts Desk
Read More | Posted Oct 20, 2017
3/5 95% The Shape of Water (2017) More than the scaly, expressive beauty of the creature, Sally Hawkins is the marvel here. Her flutter of sign-language and the sly wit and open ache of her eyes make her silence seem immaterial.‐ The Arts Desk
Read More | Posted Oct 11, 2017
2/5 68% mother! (2017) You can do all things right, and fail. Mother!'s irritations are an itch its virtues can't scratch.‐ The Arts Desk
Read More | Posted Sep 15, 2017
3/5 85% It (2017) This is a handsome, diligently respectful adaptation.‐ The Arts Desk
Read More | Posted Sep 7, 2017
4/5 76% Atomic Blonde (2017) Atomic Blonde is eventually a lot of fun. Theron's conviction makes what could be sexist fluff into some kind of feminist, personal statement, and a franchise which should thrive.‐ The Arts Desk
Read More | Posted Aug 10, 2017
4/5 76% The Ghoul (2017) The Ghoul is an occult British thriller about depression, with a bleakly poetic view of London, and a seedy sadness at its core.‐ The Arts Desk
Read More | Posted Aug 3, 2017
3/5 81% Risk (2017) Assange is a gift to cinema. Poitras provides gripping evidence of who he has become, but flinches from it. She abandons Risk as a tangle of suggestive loose ends.‐ The Arts Desk
Read More | Posted Jun 30, 2017
4/5 93% Baby Driver (2017) Some of this film is a classic, and some of it's heartlessly superficial. Wright's obsessive cinephilia fuels both.‐ The Arts Desk
Read More | Posted Jun 30, 2017
3/5 89% Lady Macbeth (2017) Pugh, aged 19 during Lady Macbeth's shoot, powerfully conjures a woman who, having escaped her trap, pulses with heedless, consuming sex and violence, and underlying, unrelenting desperation.‐ The Arts Desk
Read More | Posted Apr 28, 2017
4/5 95% The Handmaiden (Ah-ga-ssi) (2016) The claustrophobic richness of the world he (Park Chan-wook) creates... lingers in the mind more even than the plot. His film presents a cloistered, colonial system, burned down by women's lust and love.‐ The Arts Desk
Read More | Posted Apr 14, 2017
4/5 39% Aftermath (2017) Lester has composed a quiet, sometimes near-silent canvas for his naturalistic drama.‐ The Arts Desk
Read More | Posted Apr 14, 2017
4/5 67% Free Fire (2017) The budget's bigger now, but Down Terrace, too, was filmed in an enclosed space on Brighton's edge. Wheatley's territory hasn't changed so much. Free Fire is his most simply entertaining riff on it yet.‐ The Arts Desk
Read More | Posted Mar 31, 2017
3/5 56% Trespass Against Us (2017) The appeal of this outlaw life speeds through your veins then. Its Gloucestershire subculture, caught in the characters' accents, also fascinates. But the powder-keg lit by Fassbender and Gleeson's performances putters out.‐ The Arts Desk
Read More | Posted Mar 2, 2017
4/5 85% Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (2016) Gareth Edwards has expanded his story to its maximum while keeping it lean, raw and morally murky, outdoing The Force Awakens in the most satisfying installment since The Empire Strikes Back.‐ The Arts Desk
Read More | Posted Dec 15, 2016
3/5 86% Sully (2016) [Eastwood has] found a true story which demonstrates his beliefs, and tells it faithfully. Aged 86, he's made one of his most symptomatic films.‐ The Arts Desk
Read More | Posted Dec 2, 2016
3/5 22% American Pastoral (2016) Ewan McGregor has been judged unworthy of adapting Philip Roth in the US. But his directorial debut is finely crafted, and powered by visceral emotion embodied in one of his best performances.‐ The Arts Desk
Read More | Posted Nov 11, 2016
4/5 93% I, Daniel Blake (2017) Comedian Dave Johns is perfect for the dry, canny wit and foul-mouthed invective Loach's usual writer Paul Laverty gives Daniel.‐ The Arts Desk
Read More | Posted Oct 21, 2016
3/5 50% Souvenir (2017) It's a breezy romcom, full of gauzy romance, wish-fulfilment, a great faux-Eurovision soundtrack by Pink Martini, and a May-December romance that reverses genders to little comment.‐ The Arts Desk
Read More | Posted Oct 14, 2016
5/5 96% Paterson (2016) This is a sublime film about the democratic consolation of art, and of one another.‐ The Arts Desk
Read More | Posted Oct 14, 2016
4/5 91% Elle (2016) Funny and tense, it's a film that grows in the mind.‐ The Arts Desk
Read More | Posted Oct 14, 2016
4/5 99% Under The Shadow (2016) Its mixture of detailed realism and supernatural dread shows all the ways a society can drag a woman to hell.‐ The Arts Desk
Read More | Posted Sep 30, 2016
2/5 35% Blair Witch (2016) If unzipping a tent to brave whatever's making that horrible noise just outside isn't scary, then Blair Witch has fundamentally failed.‐ The Arts Desk
Read More | Posted Sep 16, 2016
2/5 76% Lights Out (2016) Starting full of dark promise, Lights Out becomes a mechanical, family action film made with kid gloves. It left me begging to be scared.‐ The Arts Desk
Read More | Posted Aug 19, 2016
3/5 62% David Brent: Life on the Road (2017) David Brent: Life On the Road is a brave character study of a depressed, delusional middle-aged man, thinly disguised as an outrageous comedy.‐ The Arts Desk
Read More | Posted Aug 12, 2016
4/5 71% The Commune (Kollektivet) (2017) Anyone who's shared houses, or lived looser than they do now, will recognise the strong bonds and stimuli The Commune recalls and yearns for.‐ The Arts Desk
Read More | Posted Jul 28, 2016
4/5 82% Men & Chicken (Mænd & høns) (2016) Men and Chicken, though funny, isn't really nasty. It celebrates its misbegotten brood.‐ The Arts Desk
Read More | Posted Jul 15, 2016
4/5 97% Cemetery of Splendor (2016) Like most Weerasethakul films, it's both deeply rooted, and transcendent.‐ The Arts Desk
Read More | Posted Jun 17, 2016
4/5 90% Green Room (2016) Where Blue Ruin announced Saulnier, Green Room is his career breakthrough. ‐ The Arts Desk
Read More | Posted May 19, 2016
3/5 86% Everybody Wants Some!! (2016) Linklater's non-judgemental observations of thoughtfully unpredictable characters do, though, make it linger in the mind.‐ The Arts Desk
Read More | Posted May 12, 2016
4/5 52% Boulevard (2015) Robin Williams' final released film is built around one of his finest performances.‐ The Arts Desk
Read More | Posted Apr 8, 2016
4/5 82% Victoria (2015) You could know nothing about its background to still be thoroughly gripped by Schipper's film.‐ The Arts Desk
Read More | Posted Mar 31, 2016
3/5 60% High-Rise (2016) High-Rise is a highly sexy and violent look through a distorting lens at both that familiar past, and the way we live now.‐ The Arts Desk
Read More | Posted Mar 18, 2016
3/5 73% The Ones Below (2016) It's best taken as a dark psychological fairy tale.‐ The Arts Desk
Read More | Posted Mar 11, 2016
2/5 9% Exposed (2016) Exposed is a film suffering from blunt force trauma to the head. ‐ The Arts Desk
Read More | Posted Feb 25, 2016
4/5 73% Inherent Vice (2015) It's a generous, humble work: a soft hymn to a lost world.‐ The Arts Desk
Read More | Posted Jan 2, 2016
2/5 75% Suite Française (2015) Dibb's tribute to the author is honourably meant. But his crude distortions do her novel a grave disservice.‐ The Arts Desk
Read More | Posted Jan 2, 2016
3/5 75% Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015) Avengers: Age of Ultron may drag and creak during its 2 1/2 hours. But it's still often thrilling, briefly moving cinema.‐ The Arts Desk
Read More | Posted Jan 2, 2016
4/5 94% Best Of Enemies (2015) As this sharp, exciting film contends, many unpredictable genies smashed free of their bottles in 1968.‐ The Arts Desk
Read More | Posted Jan 1, 2016
3/5 92% Ex Machina (2015) Ex Machina's subtlest sleight of hand is that our eventual horror at her treatment only makes sense if she has passed the Turing Test. If Ava didn't look and emote like Vikander, her plight would seem as tragic as a toaster's.‐ The Arts Desk
Read More | Posted Jan 1, 2016
4/5 93% Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens (2015) Some with no memory of being swept away almost forty years ago will follow strong new heroes and villains. For those old enough now and young enough then to have childhoods consumed by this stuff, it's a satisfying new turn in a near life-long tale.‐ The Arts Desk
Read More | Posted Dec 17, 2015
86% Inception (2010) Inception is as lucid and heartfelt as summer blockbusters get these days.‐ The Arts Desk
Read More | Posted Jul 20, 2015
3/5 69% The Wolverine (2013) Basically, it becomes another Wolverine yarn, and the energy and talent expended to find something worthwhile in that falls exhausted to the floor. It's enjoyable, even memorable. But comic-book lead can't be turned into gold.‐ The Arts Desk
Read More | Posted Jul 14, 2015
3/5 52% The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (2014) Everyone has done an excellent job on director Marc Webb's exciting, well-crafted sequel to his first Spider-Man film. But it's impossible to reboot audiences' brains, and forget the same job was done even better, only the other day.‐ The Arts Desk
Read More | Posted Jul 14, 2015
3/5 91% Live Die Repeat: Edge of Tomorrow (2014) Director Doug Liman has great fun with this just-go-with-it conceit.‐ The Arts Desk
Read More | Posted Jun 27, 2015
3/5 72% American Sniper (2015) This is a film of Zen-balanced emotional weight, and a combat movie which would make the genre's master Sam Fuller proud.‐ The Arts Desk
Read More | Posted May 31, 2015