Patrick Gamble

Patrick Gamble
Patrick Gamble's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Sight and Sound Little White Lies The Skinny CineVue

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
4/5 91% Gloria Bell (2019) Julianne Moore's effervescent performance adds a sensuality that's arguably missing from the original, but otherwise little has changed in this shot-for-shot remake. - The Skinny EDIT
Read More | Posted May 30, 2019
5/5 78% Kill List (2012) An emotional rollercoaster of a film which devastates and amuses in equal measure. - CineVue EDIT
Read More | Posted May 24, 2019
3/5 No Score Yet Panic Button (2011) If you're prepared to suspend your disbelief, you'll certainly find some enjoyment in Panic Button's generic attempt to express these genuinely concerning issues -- even if you take little away from its cautionary tale. - CineVue EDIT
Read More | Posted May 24, 2019
4/5 80% Rabies (2010) This nihilistic, gutsy film's combination of rich ideas and a cultivated ability to deliver all the scares you desire from a good piece of suspenseful gore is an unconventionally infectious product of a thriving Israeli film industry. - CineVue EDIT
Read More | Posted May 24, 2019
4/5 97% The Heiresses (Las Herederas) (2019) A story about losing and finding romance but choosing independence instead, this deeply felt Paraguayan drama shines a light on the nation's fractured identity by crossing numerous generational and class divides. - CineVue EDIT
Read More | Posted May 23, 2019
2/5 69% Damsel (2018) An off-kilter western about misplaced love that whilst not without its pleasures, ultimately struggles to overcome its abundance of creaky contrivances and absurdities. - CineVue EDIT
Read More | Posted May 23, 2019
3/5 79% Dovlatov (2018) Thankfully, German never idolises his subject, instead allowing the audience to walk alongside him, with intricate tracking shots and immersive sound design alluding to a sense of progression, whilst actually reflecting a life spiralling in circles. - CineVue EDIT
Read More | Posted May 23, 2019
2/5 94% Transit (2019) By simply transposing Seghers' tale to the modern day, these characters get lost in the muddle of narratives, caught somewhere between the memories of the past and the fears of the future. - CineVue EDIT
Read More | Posted May 23, 2019
3/5 88% The Prayer (La prière) (2018) Neither dogmatic nor particularly dogma-phobic, The Prayer has a cool, compassionate way of suggesting we need to look inside ourselves rather than to the heavens for help. - CineVue EDIT
Read More | Posted May 23, 2019
4/5 82% Daughter of Mine (Figlia mia) (2019) A bold and colorful, but by no means superficial portrait of femininity, Daughter of Mine successfully embodies a set of ideas -- and anxieties -- about motherhood that eloquently reflect a contemporary need to reevaluate the traditional family unit. - CineVue EDIT
Read More | Posted May 23, 2019
4/5 86% Die Tomorrow (2017) A beautiful tapestry about time, and how time works, Thamrongrattanarit strips away the fear that surrounds death by instilling the belief that we should live each day as if we were going to die tomorrow. - CineVue EDIT
Read More | Posted May 23, 2019
4/5 100% Infinite Football (2018) Porumboiu proves that even a game of two halves can have multiple dimensions. - CineVue EDIT
Read More | Posted May 23, 2019
4/5 96% The Green Fog (2018) A celebratory, often hilarious piece of work, that so clearly crafted out of a genuine love of film that it leaves you coming away moved. - CineVue EDIT
Read More | Posted May 23, 2019
4/5 89% Lemonade (2018) Uricaru's steady pacing and sympathetic eye ensures that Mara's downbeat journey is a consistently intriguing and watchable one. - CineVue EDIT
Read More | Posted May 23, 2019
4/5 95% An Elephant Sitting Still (Da xiang xi di er zuo) (2019) Beautiful, mysterious, lyrical and somehow relaxing in spite of its sadness and persistent instances of violence, there's a hallucinatory aura that surrounds Hu's film, thanks primarily to the lyricism of his camera. - CineVue EDIT
Read More | Posted May 23, 2019
3/5 100% Yours in Sisterhood (2018) A collective portrait of feminism, and a beautiful paean to the lost art of letter writing. - CineVue EDIT
Read More | Posted May 23, 2019
3/5 67% Victory Day (2018) A rounded portrait of humanity, and how memories are not perfect reconstructions of the past, Victory Day is a subtle study of patriotism and the complex relationship between time and memory. - CineVue EDIT
Read More | Posted May 23, 2019
3/5 56% Yardie (2019) This flawed, yet enjoyable genre flick might make for an uninspiring crime drama, but as an opportunity to explore how central sound system culture was to West Indian communities throughout the UK, it's unbeatable. - CineVue EDIT
Read More | Posted May 23, 2019
4/5 100% Fourteen (2019) A nuanced portrait of female camaraderie presented in all its messy complexity. - CineVue EDIT
Read More | Posted May 22, 2019
3/5 100% Monsters. (Monstri.) (2019) The film explores the relationship between modernising cultures and sexual identity, but pushes the envelope further by examining the psychological impact of living in a society where women are still primarily regarded as mothers and wives. - CineVue EDIT
Read More | Posted May 22, 2019
4/5 100% Öndög (2019) Filled with beautiful compositions and bathed in twilight blues, Wang communicates a deeply felt respect for the landscape. - CineVue EDIT
Read More | Posted May 22, 2019
4/5 100% Earth (Erde) (2019) Individually each of these episodes feel like a purely formal experimentation, but as a whole they take on tangible emotional and political weight. - CineVue EDIT
Read More | Posted May 22, 2019
4/5 100% Ghost Town Anthology (2019) Ghost Town Anthology is an entrancing yet unsettling allegory that builds like the pressure of an approaching storm that never quite arrives. - CineVue EDIT
Read More | Posted May 22, 2019
3/5 63% God Exists, Her Name Is Petrunija (2019) Nusheva delivering a remarkably naturalistic and commanding performance, shrewdly conveying her character's sense of emotional exhaustion and stoic determinism. - CineVue EDIT
Read More | Posted May 22, 2019
4/5 71% The Plagiarists (2019) The Plagiarists' perfectly judged mimicry of independent cinema illustrates the profound effect a lack of diversity has on the type of art that gets made. - CineVue EDIT
Read More | Posted May 22, 2019
4/5 100% Bait (2019) Mark Jenkin's wonderfully weird debut subverts the kitchen sink template to create one of Berlin's most original and satisfying films. - CineVue EDIT
Read More | Posted May 22, 2019
4/5 100% So Long, My Son (Di jiu tian chang) (2019) At just over three-hours, So Long, My Son is an emotionally wrenching film that's epic in scope but intimate in feeling. - CineVue EDIT
Read More | Posted May 22, 2019
4/5 98% Too Late to Die Young (Tarde para morir joven) (2019) Sotomayor's tactile feel for this way of life conjures a richly realised world that is nonetheless subject to adolescent idealism. - The Skinny EDIT
Read More | Posted May 14, 2019
3/5 90% 10 Cloverfield Lane (2016) As a taut pot-boiler, 10 Cloverfield Lane is an unequivocal success, a crafty thriller that keeps the audience guessing up until its final act. - CineVue EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 8, 2019
4/5 96% Tangerine (2015) Poetic realism for a digital age, Tangerine also shares a lot of qualities with the cinema of Mike Leigh and Ken Loach. There's no cheap manipulation here and Baker's characters never come across as victims. - CineVue EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 8, 2019
3/5 92% Red Army (2015) Red Army ultimately fails to deliver anything other than a superficial account of the USSR's sporting history and the role of sport in the Soviet Union. - CineVue EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 8, 2019
4/5 93% 99 Homes (2015) While 99 Homes does suffer from some contrived plotting and character development, Bahrani has also produced a timely portrait of the human cost of the housing crisis. - CineVue EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 5, 2019
4/5 92% The Gift (2015) The Gift might not smash the boundaries of genre filmmaking but therein lies its appeal; a smart, well-made thriller that balances high-minded cinema with genre thrills. - CineVue EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 5, 2019
4/5 91% Dear White People (2014) Simien presents a refreshingly vibrant and genuinely hilarious discourse about contemporary racism. - CineVue EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 5, 2019
3/5 86% Lagerfeuer (West) (2014) Pregnant with deception and exuding a malignancy both frightening and perversely fascinating, cinematographer Frank Lamm's voyeuristic lensing beautifully conveys Nelly's heightened sense of paranoia. - CineVue EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 5, 2019
90% Clouds of Sils Maria (2015) Clouds of Sils Maria is at its most captivating when observing the discourse between Binoche and Stewart as the pair masterfully ricochet lines off one another in a volatile ballet of remarkable linguistic dexterity. - CineVue EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 5, 2019
3/5 67% Futuro Beach (2015) A tactile and deeply personal account of sexual identity and the longing to belong. - CineVue EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 4, 2019
2/5 82% Heaven Adores You (2015) Far too indulgent to justify its feature-length status. - CineVue EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 4, 2019
3/5 72% The Falling (2015) Despite Tracey Thorns haunting score and Agnes Godard's spellbinding photography, the film feels aesthetically and narratively discordant, crammed with too much style and too many ideas to ever coalesce into something truly memorable. - CineVue EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 4, 2019
4/5 100% Exit (Hui guang zoumingqu) (2015) It's ultimately Chen's nuanced and devastatingly poignant performance that lifts this slow burning study of gender inequality and female repression into a new stratosphere of filmmaking. - CineVue EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 4, 2019
4/5 89% A Pigeon Sat on a Branch Reflecting on Existence (2015) Pigeon struggles to sustain a steady momentum but remains a fine exercise in re-appropriating the language of advertising in order to comment on the alienation and sense of despondency felt throughout the world. - CineVue EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 4, 2019
4/5 No Score Yet Sixteen (2013) A beautifully realised debut that breathes new life into British cinema's obsession with urban thrillers, fashioning a refreshingly gentle tale of redemption - CineVue EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 4, 2019
3/5 85% Cinderella (2015) It's tough to overlook the fact that there's something depressingly antiquated about Branagh's dazzling fairytale and its regressive sexual politics - CineVue EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 4, 2019
4/5 94% Blind (2015) While the film's mischievous narrative manipulation will inevitably irk some viewers, this beautifully rendered opportunity to view the world through the eyes of those who can no longer see is a moving portrayal of living with an ocular condition. - CineVue EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 4, 2019
3/5 85% Still Alice (2015) A desire to avoid sentimentality is admirable, yet Still Alice relies entirely on Moore's performance to mask its multitude of shortcomings. - CineVue EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 4, 2019
3/5 76% Life of Riley (2014) What initially appears to be a case of art imitating art soon begins to feel like an economic and tawdry imitation. - CineVue EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 4, 2019
4/5 97% Appropriate Behavior (2015) An endearingly frank, and bittersweet self-portrait of life as a bi-sexual Iranian-American Brooklynite. - CineVue EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 4, 2019
4/5 92% Catch Me Daddy (2015) Despite falling into the occasional genre trap, every step of Catch Me Daddy points to a pair of filmmakers unafraid to make brave and interesting choices. - CineVue EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 4, 2019
3/5 87% Coherence (2014) Coherence is a debut of tremendous ambition and potential, yet sadly, despite some genuine moments of tension, the film ironically makes too many wrong turns and its convoluted themes fail to coalesce on a human level. - CineVue EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 4, 2019
3/5 95% Bad Hair (2014) An imperfect yet endearing portrait of the complex sentiment that met the end of Chávez's rule in Venezuela, this affectionately articulated adolescent drama manages to take a few caustic swipes at the society that surrounds it. - CineVue EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 4, 2019