Nikki Baughan Movie Reviews & Previews - Rotten Tomatoes

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, Screen International, Little White Lies, The List

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
No Score Yet When Lambs Become Lions (2018) Documents how this daily struggle binds together the inhabitants of Northern Kenya, both man and beast, and explores how questions of morality and mortality become increasingly complicated in such a savage landscape.‐ Screen International
Read More | Posted Apr 24, 2018
3/5 No Score Yet The Deminer (2017) The filmmakers have effectively shaped the reams of footage into a cohesive portrait of a determined man in action, and it's impossible not to be impressed and moved by Fakhir's efforts.‐ The List
Read More | Posted Apr 23, 2018
95% A Quiet Place (2018) The breathless opening reveals Krasinski's sophisticated filmmaking approach, setting up the premise and showcasing the meticulous attention to detail that will turn his lean story into a masterclass of tension.‐ Sight and Sound
Read More | Posted Apr 19, 2018
4/5 79% I Kill Giants (2018) It is star Wolfe, in her first lead role, who really drives the narrative, her exceptional performance running the gamut from fearless warrior to heartbreaking vulnerability as the film reveals itself.‐ The List
Read More | Posted Apr 2, 2018
5/5 39% A Wrinkle in Time (2018) With no complicated philosophy beyond the redemptive power of love and forgiveness, DuVernay and co have created a film that's a deliberate antidote to contemporary cynicism and inspirational viewing for young audiences, whatever their gender.‐ The List
Read More | Posted Mar 19, 2018
90% I, Tonya (2018) Gillespie has imbued his film with black humour, while never undermining the authenticity of the characters or detracting from the abuse that runs through the story.‐ Sight and Sound
Read More | Posted Mar 6, 2018
4/5 96% Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story (2017) Intriguing and inspiring, she is something of a feminist hero; not just because of her incredible life story, but also her refreshing, determined and decidedly modern outlook.‐ The List
Read More | Posted Mar 5, 2018
4/5 86% The Nile Hilton Incident (2017) Inspired by a real-life incident, Swedish writer-director Tarik Saleh's blistering third narrative feature is a straightforward police procedural that packs a powerful punch thanks to its incendiary political backdrop.‐ The List
Read More | Posted Feb 26, 2018
No Score Yet Boys Cry (La terra dell'abbastanza) (2018) Its simple yet revealing title indicates the dramatic depths into which debut filmmakers, the self-taught twins Damiano and Fabio D'Innocenzo, will dive with such impressive style.‐ Screen International
Read More | Posted Feb 21, 2018
1/5 43% Native (2016) For a story concerned with exploring the furthest reaches of both space and the human mind, Native is both derivative and bland.‐ The List
Read More | Posted Feb 20, 2018
No Score Yet John McEnroe: In the Realm of Perfection (L'empire de la perfection) (2018) Draws on archive footage, psychology and film theory to present a multi-faceted portrait of a complex man.‐ Screen International
Read More | Posted Feb 19, 2018
No Score Yet 303 (2018) A journey of romantic discovery which, while occasionally skirting close to darker issues, plays like a charming, if meandering, meet-cute road movie.‐ Screen International
Read More | Posted Feb 19, 2018
75% Generation Wealth (2018) This personal approach gives the film a sharp intimacy, and from here Greenfield pulls out to reveal how similar patterns are reshaping lives and families the world over.‐ Screen International
Read More | Posted Feb 15, 2018
100% Lords of Chaos (2018) Despite the film's inherent shock value, Lords Of Chaos still manages to successfully mine the explosive psychology of adolescent angst - even if the horror movie aesthetics occasionally threatens to overwhelm proceedings.‐ Screen International
Read More | Posted Feb 7, 2018
62% Peter Rabbit (2018) Stuffed with slapstick and fuelled by an energetic soundtrack, the GGI/live action feature Peter Rabbit is sure to appeal to the youngsters at which is it aimed.‐ Screen International
Read More | Posted Feb 5, 2018
4/5 91% Phantom Thread (2018) Anderson has turned in an idiosyncratic character study that's cut from the same cloth as post-war melodrama, but has a modern style all its own.‐ The List
Read More | Posted Jan 29, 2018
5/5 90% Makala (2017) A viewing experience that is not so much the study of a man but a sensory immersion; a journey of sweat and blood and steadfast resolution that is keenly, painfully felt.‐ The List
Read More | Posted Jan 29, 2018
71% The Queen of Fear (2018) The Queen of Fear combines humour and emotion to explore the emotional complexities of modern living.‐ Screen International
Read More | Posted Jan 21, 2018
71% This is Home: A Refugee Story (2018) Compelling human drama - as well as political commentary that is searing without ever having to soapbox.‐ Screen International
Read More | Posted Jan 21, 2018
100% Westwood: Punk, Icon, Activist (2018) Westwood: Punk, Icon, Activist uses interviews, archive footage and intimate fly-on-the-wall access to get (almost) to the heart of this remarkable woman; although one suspects that Westwood will always keep some secrets firmly up her sleeve.‐ Screen International
Read More | Posted Jan 21, 2018
4/5 84% The Final Year (2018) Barker takes a simple premise and, through nothing more than some solid editing and a clear-eyed focus, creates an insightful and surprisingly moving snapshot of one of the most tumultuous events in recent political history.‐ The List
Read More | Posted Jan 15, 2018
3/5 100% Sanctuary (2016) [An] insightful exploration of the difficult realities of life for those who don't conform to widely accepted norms, and its celebration of the power of human connection - whomever we may be.‐ The List
Read More | Posted Dec 22, 2017
4/5 94% Most Beautiful Island (2017) Asensio's beguiling performance keeps the film on track as it builds to an audacious denouement that comes out of the leftfield.‐ The List
Read More | Posted Nov 28, 2017
98% Jane (2017) Jane is both a stunning celebration of nature and insightful study of our changing relationship with the world around us.‐ Screen International
Read More | Posted Nov 24, 2017
1/5 19% Daddy's Home 2 (2017) Tone-deaf, mean-spirited and woefully unfunny, Daddy's Home 2's biggest offence is that it's being marketed as a family-friendly holiday comedy.‐ The List
Read More | Posted Nov 20, 2017
67% A Murder in Mansfield (2017) An insightful and sensitively-handled exploration of how a single event can leave an indelible psychological mark.‐ Screen International
Read More | Posted Nov 14, 2017
5/5 96% Mudbound (2017) Immediate and visceral, Mudbound boasts powerful, and devastating, contemporary relevance.‐ The List
Read More | Posted Nov 13, 2017
3/5 97% Félicité (2017) Anchored by an astonishing central performance from newcomer Mputu, Félicité overcomes its less successful elements to become an intense, intriguing character study of a fascinating woman.‐ The List
Read More | Posted Nov 6, 2017
4/5 87% Professor Marston & The Wonder Women (2017) In exploring the genesis of iconic female superhero Wonder Woman, writer-director Angela Robinson has crafted a film that is as empowering as it is entertaining.‐ The List
Read More | Posted Nov 6, 2017
4/5 93% Thelma (2017) Shot in muted tones, Norway's untamed beauty reflects the character's own wild nature, a side of herself that becomes increasingly difficult to hide.‐ The List
Read More | Posted Oct 30, 2017
4/5 89% 78/52: Hitchcock's Shower Scene (2017) Nimbly striking a balance between fun flashback and serious discussion, 78/52 is an engaging and insightful companion piece to a truly influential piece of cinema.‐ The List
Read More | Posted Oct 30, 2017
3/5 54% Jungle (2017) If Jungle plays like another slice of survival porn, it doesn't diminish the inspirational true story that lies at its heart.‐ The List
Read More | Posted Oct 16, 2017
72% Never Steady, Never Still (2017) A poetic study of familial relationships straining and strengthening under the pressure of serious illness.‐ Screen International
Read More | Posted Oct 16, 2017
84% Journeyman (2017) Considine's strong central performance gives the film an emotional resonance.‐ Screen International
Read More | Posted Oct 13, 2017
No Score Yet Roller Dreams (2017) Hickey effectively uses the roller dance culture of LA's Venice Beach as a microcosm through which to explore uncomfortable truths about the country's attitudes to minority communities.‐ Screen International
Read More | Posted Oct 11, 2017
4/5 96% Foxtrot (2018) While Foxtrot plays as something of a comedy of errors, it also makes some biting political points.‐ The List
Read More | Posted Oct 10, 2017
4/5 98% Lucky (2017) While it may stare death square in the face, the film is a true celebration of a life well-lived, both for its protagonist and its incomparable star.‐ The List
Read More | Posted Oct 9, 2017
2/5 63% On Chesil Beach (2018) A film that's as dramatically restrained and emotionally inaccessible as the period it depicts.‐ The List
Read More | Posted Oct 9, 2017
83% Ghost Stories (2018) By keeping things simple and playing to its strengths, Ghost Stories remains an exhilarating and entertaining experience.‐ Screen International
Read More | Posted Oct 8, 2017
5/5 87% Blade Runner 2049 (2017) Masterful in its craft and elegant in its message, it doesn't simply replicate the themes and ideas of the first film, but builds on them in ways that are both authentic and inventive.‐ The List
Read More | Posted Oct 3, 2017
3/5 77% The Reagan Show (2017) Entertaining, insightful and pertinent, The Reagan Show is no nostalgic trip down memory lane; rather, it's a timely reminder that, in modern politics, all the world's a stage (or a Twitter feed).‐ The List
Read More | Posted Oct 2, 2017
2/5 5% Flatliners (2017) A straightforward (and entirely unnecessary) rehash which proves utterly dead on arrival.‐ The List
Read More | Posted Sep 29, 2017
100% Oh Lucy! (2018) Japanese filmmaker Atsuko Hirayanagi explores the transformative power of human connection in Oh Lucy!, a film which seems to play like a standard culture clash comedy but reveals itself to run significantly deeper.‐ Screen International
Read More | Posted Sep 27, 2017
2/5 32% Home Again (2017) Sickly sweet and tough to swallow, romantic comedy Home Again is a jagged little pill of contrivance and cliché that entirely wastes the talents of lead actress Reese Witherspoon.‐ The List
Read More | Posted Sep 25, 2017
85% In Syria (Insyriated) (2017) Any narrative improbability or twinges of melodrama are overcome both by the striking performances and the visceral, immersive filmmaking.‐ Sight and Sound
Read More | Posted Sep 12, 2017
2/5 69% mother! (2017) An infuriating exercise in cacophonous style over substance.‐ The List
Read More | Posted Sep 11, 2017
100% Hunting Season (Temporada de Caza) (2017) While its story is not new, it is sensitively told, and this nuanced approach, together with compelling performances, helps lift this film above the usual family drama.‐ Screen International
Read More | Posted Sep 3, 2017
2/5 44% Moon Dogs (2016) This potentially intriguing exploration of the sharp angles of brotherhood is diluted into something altogether more generic.‐ The List
Read More | Posted Aug 29, 2017
2/5 46% Everything, Everything (2017) Plays like a fairly standard teen drama with a surprisingly unpleasant sting in the tale.‐ The List
Read More | Posted Aug 14, 2017
3/5 67% Napping Princess (Hirune-hime: Shiranai watashi no monogatari) (2017) Both an enjoyable animated adventure and a thoughtful allegory about the importance of pursuing one's dreams.‐ The List
Read More | Posted Aug 14, 2017