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Nikki Baughan

Nikki Baughan
Nikki Baughan's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Sight and Sound, Little White Lies, The List

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
4/5 100% The Young Offenders (2016) Despite its convenient Hollywood ending, The Young Offenders remains defiantly home-grown, grass roots cinema; and is all the more enjoyable for it. ‐ The List
Posted Jan 9, 2017
2/5 33% Operation Chromite (2016) A mix of gung-ho action and heavy-handed patriotic pride, the point of South Korean war film Operation Chromite may be somewhat lost in translation for western audiences. ‐ The List
Posted Dec 20, 2016
3/5 100% The Black Hen (Kalo Pothi) (2015) A moving portrait of the effects of war on ordinary lives. ‐ The List
Posted Dec 5, 2016
3/5 60% The Incident (2015) Both story and characters are ethereal to the point of frustration, with no backstory or detail to bring any real context to the drama that unfolds. ‐ The List
Posted Nov 21, 2016
4/5 73% You've Been Trumped Too (2016) As a portrait of a man, it's ugly; as an insight into modern politics, it's both astute and damning. ‐ The List
Posted Oct 31, 2016
3/5 60% The Light Between Oceans (2016) Despite the talent involved, The Light Between Oceans is mawkish when it should be moving. ‐ The List
Posted Oct 31, 2016
4/5 90% Into the Inferno (2016) While Herzog - whose longstanding passion for volcanoes is palpable, and infectious - is never anything less than respectful to these individuals, an undeniable sense of whimsy runs through his hugely entertaining voiceover. ‐ The List
Posted Oct 24, 2016
5/5 94% Arrival (2016) It celebrates the very best traits of humanity ... while also encouraging us to confront life's biggest questions. This is filmmaking at its most powerful and profound. ‐ The List
Posted Oct 12, 2016
4/5 88% Elle (2016) While the film proves a challenging watch it ultimately works because it recognises, and fully embraces, the fact that there is not one stock response to such an assault. ‐ The List
Posted Oct 11, 2016
3/5 94% The Handmaiden (Ah-ga-ssi) (2016) The Handmaiden is part romance, part gothic fairy tale and part psychosexual chamber piece, an initially beguiling film whose heavy-handed love scenes work to undermine its dramatic power. ‐ The List
Posted Oct 10, 2016
4/5 98% Under The Shadow (2016) Fraught with tension and rife with intelligent insight. ‐ The List
Posted Sep 26, 2016
4/5 95% The Beatles: Eight Days a Week - The Touring Years (2016) With its abundance of archive video and still footage, together with a host of new interviews, it's an undeniably glorious watch. ‐ The List
Posted Sep 12, 2016
3/5 66% Anthropoid (2016) A film that, while fairly traditional in its approach, is a fitting homage to these extraordinary men. ‐ The List
Posted Sep 5, 2016
1/5 9% Cell (2016) The curse of the Stephen King adaptation strikes once again in Cell, an insipid and often ludicrous adaptation of the author's 2006 tech-horror novel. ‐ The List
Posted Aug 22, 2016
3/5 83% The Wave (Bolgen) (2016) Such apocalyptic events are nothing new on-screen, but Norwegian director Roar Uthaug imbues his film with rather more grit and texture than formulaic Hollywood efforts like 2012 and San Andreas. ‐ The List
Posted Aug 8, 2016
1/5 26% Suicide Squad (2016) While it might be good to be bad, Suicide Squad is just plain awful. ‐ The List
Posted Aug 5, 2016
2/5 75% Traders (2015) While it may be a film of commendable high ambition, ultimately Traders is just another grim urban fairy tale about the ridiculous games of deeply unlikeable men. ‐ The List
Posted Jul 25, 2016
2/5 81% Chevalier (2016) Watching these men engage in one foolish game after another is at first mildly amusing then quickly dull ... ‐ The List
Posted Jul 18, 2016
4/5 92% Queen of Earth (2015) Queen of Earth plays like a horror. Yet, at its heart it is a devastating story of depression and its impact. ‐ The List
Posted Jun 27, 2016
4/5 95% Remainder (2015) Remainder is a strikingly original, hypnotic film and, by the time it reaches its bold head-scratcher of a denouement, one that leaves an indelible mark. ‐ The List
Posted Jun 20, 2016
4/5 74% The Keeping Room (2015) A film that speaks to the universal realities of the female experience. ‐ The List
Posted Jun 13, 2016
4/5 83% The Daughter (2017) The Daughter eschews melodrama to become a searing, poignant and devastating study of the seismic power of betrayal. ‐ The List
Posted May 23, 2016
2/5 81% These Final Hours (2015) Hilditch's apocalyptic vision is striking in its visuals, bold in its bleakness and completely unoriginal in its core narrative. ‐ The List
Posted May 4, 2016
2/5 46% Knight of Cups (2016) Knight of Cups becomes the very thing it claims to satirise, a gilded chalice that reveals itself to be an entirely empty vessel. ‐ The List
Posted May 4, 2016
4/5 95% The Jungle Book (2016) Favreau has achieved the near impossible, managing to stay true to both Kipling's tales and Disney's revered 1967 animation, while offering something entirely new. ‐ The List
Posted Apr 11, 2016
4/5 66% Nasty Baby (2015) Silva succeeds in keeping his characters sympathetic and their relationships honest, if unconventional, and his approach is bolstered by some terrific performances. ‐ The List
Posted Apr 4, 2016
4/5 64% Black Mountain Poets (2015) The cast is brilliant across the board, particularly Richard Elis as the uber-Welsh Gareth, but Black Mountain Poets belongs to Lowe and Wells. ‐ The List
Posted Mar 29, 2016
4/5 100% Court (2015) Court is a masterful piece of social cinema that rewards audience investment and marks Tamhane out as a filmmaker to watch. ‐ The List
Posted Mar 21, 2016
2/5 72% The Ones Below (2016) Aims for the claustrophobic chills of Rosemary's Baby, but comes closer to the outlandish bunny boiler camp of Fatal Attraction. ‐ The List
Posted Mar 7, 2016
4/5 96% The Survivalist (2015) The Survivalist is a stunning, thought-provoking film that, despite its bleak focus, has a surprisingly uplifting message about the power of human connection. ‐ The List
Posted Feb 8, 2016
2/5 60% Concussion (2015) [Has] an uneasy, jingoistic tone ... ‐ The List
Posted Feb 8, 2016
1/5 50% 13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers Of Benghazi (2016) Plays like an extended Republican Party election broadcast, complete with relentless handheld camera carnage and beating jungle drum soundtrack. ‐ The List
Posted Jan 26, 2016
1/5 25% Backtrack (2016) The film derails long before it lumbers to its tasteless denouement. ‐ The List
Posted Jan 25, 2016
4/5 89% Innocence Of Memories (2015) A beguiling, meditative study of the indelible link between memory and identity, and the transformative power of love. ‐ The List
Posted Jan 25, 2016
3/5 60% Joy (2015) It's a fascinating story but, as a film, lacks focus and momentum, playing more like a creative experiment than a finished product. ‐ The List
Posted Jan 4, 2016
3/5 80% Bolshoi Babylon (2015) A fascinating watch, and an interesting exploration of the age-old battle between art as creative endeavour and as commercial, and political, enterprise. ‐ The List
Posted Jan 4, 2016
5/5 89% When Harry Met Sally (1989) While it may be packed with whip-smart, endlessly quotable dialogue and laugh-out-loud moments, its enduring popularity undoubtedly stems from the fact that it has genuine heart. ‐ The List
Posted Dec 7, 2015
3/5 100% All About Them (A Trois, On Y Va) (2015) Part human drama, part comedy of errors, All About Them stays on the right side of Carry On-style farce thanks to the authenticity of its characters. ‐ The List
Posted Nov 23, 2015
4/5 92% The Fear Of 13 (2015) Yarris was at the mercy of a faceless machine he could not understand, let alone control. Now, over 30 years since his arrest, Sington's captivating, compelling film offers him the most poetic of justice. ‐ The List
Posted Nov 9, 2015
5/5 97% Tangerine (2015) Bombastic, organic and utterly original, Tangerine is not just a film, it's a vital, visceral experience. ‐ The List
Posted Nov 9, 2015
4/5 89% Mississippi Grind (2015) The film's focus is not just the all-consuming power of individual addiction, but the cancerous economic depression felt in all the Mississippi River towns the pair pass through. ‐ The List
Posted Oct 19, 2015
4/5 62% Truth (2015) The sheer volume of information means that much of the dialogue feels exposition-heavy, but the performances ensure it never becomes sluggish. ‐ The List
Posted Oct 16, 2015
4/5 97% Brooklyn (2015) This is undoubtedly Ronan's coming-of-age role, and she conveys Eilis's quiet strength in the face of huge emotional turmoil without a hint of melodrama. ‐ The List
Posted Oct 12, 2015
5/5 73% Suffragette (2015) Suffragette is a piece of living history, a celebration of how far we've come but also a stark reminder that, despite the best efforts of these pioneering women, we still have some distance left to go. ‐ The List
Posted Oct 7, 2015
3/5 71% The Nightmare (2015) The experiences and stories - which have all been gathered from the US and UK - are extremely similar and, while initially frightening, the effect is quickly eroded by repetition. ‐ The List
Posted Oct 5, 2015
3/5 84% The Walk (2015) A visually exhilarating, profusely congratulatory reflection of Zemeckis' personal belief that Petit is an artist, and someone whose accomplishment deserves nothing but celebration. ‐ The List
Posted Sep 28, 2015
4/5 70% Miss You Already (2015) Make no mistake, this is a love story as tender, passionate and powerful as any you're likely to see. ‐ The List
Posted Sep 21, 2015
1/5 64% The Visit (2015) It alternates between horror and comedy, without convincing at either. ‐ The List
Posted Sep 9, 2015
3/5 61% Legend (2015) Legend has one insurmountable flaw: it's just too glossy. ‐ The List
Posted Sep 7, 2015
1/5 15% The Transporter Refueled (2015) All told, this is blunt, offensive filmmaking that should have no place in modern cinema. ‐ The List
Posted Sep 2, 2015