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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T-Meter Title | Year Review
1/5 72% Cold Pursuit (2019) Cold Pursuit revels in its aimless, bigoted dumbness, and gleefully encourages its audience to do the same. - The List EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 18, 2019
No Score Yet Cleo - If I Could Turn Back Time (2019) [It] may be a familiar journey, but Schmitt's keen command of idiosyncratic detail and a charming central performance from Lohse ensure the route taken is both surprising and memorable. - Screen International EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 8, 2019
No Score Yet A Colony (Une Colonie) (2018) While this coming-of-age narrative hits all the familiar beats... A Colony also showcases an emotional sensitivity and cultural specificity that gives it a strong individual identity. - Screen International EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 8, 2019
5/5 94% Burning (Beoning) (2018) A vibrant, visceral experience. - The List EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 28, 2019
3/5 79% Green Book (2018) It is certainly a heartfelt, possibly an accurate portrayal of a wonderful, life-affirming friendship. It absolutely suggests that we are all capable of change. But, as social commentary, it's far too gentle... - The List EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 28, 2019
83% Koko-di Koko-da (2019) A keenly-observed adult fairy tale in which grief, guilt and blame bite harder than any big bad wolf. - Screen International EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 26, 2019
3/5 No Score Yet London Unplugged (2018) As with most anthology films, it's something of an uneven experience, but linking themes of alienation, opportunity and change, together with its admirable creative and cultural ambitions are strong enough to make it a diverting whole. - The List EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 14, 2019
4/5 97% Hale County This Morning, This Evening (2018) By posing... difficult questions, and by giving as much focus to the essential peripheries of life as its big events, Hale County has a powerful impact resonating far beyond the lives it depicts. - The List EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 14, 2019
4/5 94% RBG (2018) A lively celebration of a woman who can legitimately claim to have changed the world. - The List EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 3, 2019
3/5 83% Polina (Polina, danser sa vie) (2017) Polina is a film determined to move to its own narrative beats. - The List EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 17, 2018
4/5 98% Free Solo (2018) Free Solo is as insightful as it is exhilarating. - The List EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 10, 2018
97% The Rider (2018) The Rider reshapes the traditional cowboy narrative in a way that both embraces and challenges western tropes. - Sight and Sound EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 6, 2018
3/5 75% Tides (2017) While Tides may not make for the most obviously dramatic of films, its portrayal of the realities of long-term friendship is charmingly authentic. - The List EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 3, 2018
5/5 96% Three Identical Strangers (2018) That old adage of truth being stranger than fiction has never been more apt, nor so artfully explored, as in Tim Wardle's fascinating documentary. - The List EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 26, 2018
67% The Boat (2018) As the only man on screen, and with minimal dialogue, Joe Azzopardi commands attention from the off. - Screen International EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 31, 2018
4/5 85% The Sisters Brothers (2018) Alexandre Desplat's energetic, wistful score reverberates, like the film itself, with both hopeful optimism and resigned melancholy. - The List EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 21, 2018
5/5 94% The Favourite (2018) Underneath the pomp and powdered wigs it makes scathing commentary about the devastating nature of power struggles that remains blisteringly relevant in this Brexit/Trump age. - The List EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 18, 2018
3/5 95% In Fabric (2018) While this ethereal, giallo-esque approach makes for unique cinematic expression, this wilful, frustratingly elusive style fails to mask the limitations of the narrative. - The List EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 18, 2018
1/5 37% Hunter Killer (2018) It's lumbering, predictable and sinks without trace. - The List EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 17, 2018
3/5 79% Halloween (2018) Green has turned in a straightforward stalk-n-slash that sticks true to the tone of the original - and, in the grand tradition of the franchise, leaves the door open for more Myers mayhem. - The List EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 15, 2018
No Score Yet Irene's Ghost (2018) A film that may appear deeply personal but, by tapping into familiar emotions and experiences, strikes a powerful chord. - Screen International EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 14, 2018
100% Been So Long (2018) Crucially, underneath the music and the soft-focus romance Been So Long makes some poignant observations about community, family and the importance of connection. - Screen International EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 11, 2018
4/5 90% The Breaker Upperers (2018) The Breaker Upperers is a joy from start to finish. - The List EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 11, 2018
100% Joy (2018) Centred around two exceptional performances, and taking an intimate, documentary-like approach to the drama, Joy effectively explores the devastating traps of abuse and extortion without ever becoming exploitative itself. - Screen International EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 11, 2018
4/5 87% Nancy (2018) Riseborough anchors a twisting narrative that often skates close to morally questionable territory, but remains a compelling portrait of identity, love and connection in the modern world. - The List EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 8, 2018
No Score Yet The Tobacconist (Der trafikant) (2018) A coming-of-age narrative set against the backdrop of impending war, The Tobacconist walks the line between the personal and the political with varying degrees of confidence. - Screen International EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 7, 2018
4/5 97% Tehran Taboo (2018) This might be a story painted in broad strokes, but Tehran Taboo hums with powerful, difficult truths that are distilled in the character of Elias. - The List EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 1, 2018
4/5 97% Columbus (2017) Columbus effortlessly creeps under your skin and stays there. - The List EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 1, 2018
2/5 14% Dusty and Me (2016) There's no dramatic depth or shades of grey to give the film substance - or, indeed, appeal. - The List EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 24, 2018
67% The House with a Clock in Its Walls (2018) Despite a fantastical premise and some truly eye-popping effects, The House With A Clock In Its Walls suffers from post-Potter fatigue; there's simply nothing here, visual or thematic, that hasn't been done before. - Screen International EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 18, 2018
4/5 83% Never Here (2017) A hypnotic study of the increasingly fluid notions of identity and privacy in a world where insidious technology is blurring, if not entirely eroding, traditional social boundaries. - The List EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 17, 2018
4/5 94% The Guardians (Les Gardiennes) (2018) In adapting the 1924 novel by Ernest Pérochon, director/co-writer Xavier Beauvois has captured both the emotional intensity of conflict, and the way in which it forever changes those it touches. - The List EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 13, 2018
4/5 96% The Heiresses (Las Herederas) (2019) A subtle, powerful exploration of the changing nature of class, repression and desire in modern Paraguay featuring a stunning central performance from Ana Brun. - The List EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 6, 2018
82% Scaffolding (2018) A small film with a big heart. - Screen International EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 1, 2018
97% Apostasy (2017) The proselytising is measured not in rally cries but in quiet, introspective moments. - Sight and Sound EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 1, 2018
1/5 9% Escape Plan 2: Hades (2018) While the first film may just about have passed as entertainment, this is complete and utter drivel that will have audiences desperately looking for the exit. - The List EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 16, 2018
3/5 41% Madame (2018) The film is a lightweight piece of Euro-fluff. Collette, De Palma and Smiley do enough, however, to prevent it from floating away entirely. - The List EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 16, 2018
4/5 89% Pin Cushion (2018) Wilful collision of tone and theme brings Pin Cushion unexpected power, as it subverts expectation to deliver some brutal truths about the female experience. - The List EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 9, 2018
4/5 93% The Endless (2018) If the performances are strong, with Benson and Moorhead's easy sibling dynamic running the gamut from affection to exasperation, the film's biggest strength is its growing sense of unease. - The List EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 25, 2018
4/5 89% Studio 54 (2018) Tyrnauer's excellent documentary proves that the club's story is as interesting and relevant as ever and that, crucially, there's plenty more to say. - The List EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 11, 2018
5/5 87% The Miseducation of Cameron Post (2018) An understated yet powerful portrait of identity, sexuality and acceptance set against an immovable religious backdrop, it's a sobering reminder of the systemic prejudice that accompanies those who identify as 'other'. - The List EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 1, 2018
5/5 95% This Is Congo (2018) McCabe's personal fly-on-the wall approach effectively distils this overwhelming situation into stories of human survival, with surprising flashes of hope. - The List EDIT
Read More | Posted May 21, 2018
3/5 67% The Cured (2018) The Cured marks an auspicious debut for Freyne, who showcases an impressive eye for detail. - The List EDIT
Read More | Posted May 9, 2018
2/5 27% Sherlock Gnomes (2018) It is perhaps time to let the sun go down on this mediocre franchise. - The List EDIT
Read More | Posted May 9, 2018
56% Duck Butter (2018) The film starts to get more interesting as the cracks begin to appear. - Screen International EDIT
Read More | Posted May 4, 2018
100% Golden Dawn Girls (2017) It's in the quieter moments where the light of truth shines brightest. - Screen International EDIT
Read More | Posted May 2, 2018
4/5 85% Tully (2018) Reitman handles the material with sensitivity and an unflinching eye for the detail of pregnancy, parenthood and female friendship that's by turns humorous and desperately moving. - The List EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 30, 2018
87% All About Nina (2018) While the character's resulting journey of self-discovery may follow familiar lines, it is bracing nevertheless. - Screen International EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 25, 2018
100% 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 EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 24, 2018
3/5 100% 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 EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 23, 2018