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
4/5 98% Free Solo (2018) Free Solo is as insightful as it is exhilarating.‐ The List
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
Read More | Posted Dec 6, 2018
3/5 67% 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
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
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
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
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
Read More | Posted Oct 18, 2018
3/5 97% 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
Read More | Posted Oct 18, 2018
1/5 37% Hunter Killer (2018) It's lumbering, predictable and sinks without trace.‐ The List
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
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
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
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
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
Read More | Posted Oct 11, 2018
4/5 85% 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
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
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
Read More | Posted Oct 1, 2018
4/5 97% Columbus (2017) Columbus effortlessly creeps under your skin and stays there.‐ The List
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
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
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
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
Read More | Posted Aug 13, 2018
4/5 97% 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
Read More | Posted Aug 6, 2018
80% Scaffolding (2018) A small film with a big heart.‐ Screen International
Read More | Posted Aug 1, 2018
100% Apostasy (2017) The proselytising is measured not in rally cries but in quiet, introspective moments.‐ Sight and Sound
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
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
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
Read More | Posted Jul 9, 2018
4/5 95% 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
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
Read More | Posted Jun 11, 2018
5/5 86% 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
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
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
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
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
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
Read More | Posted May 2, 2018
4/5 86% 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
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
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
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
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 78% 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 42% 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
89% 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 95% 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 90% 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
80% 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 50% 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
90% 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