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Philip Concannon

Philip Concannon
Philip Concannon's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Little White Lies, The Skinny

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
5/5 83% Silence (2017) Scorsese's long-awaited Shūsaku Endō adaptation is one of the Raging Bull and Goodfellas director's greatest achievements. ‐ The Skinny
Posted Dec 19, 2016
4/5 100% The Pass (2016) The key virtues of John Donnelly's play have survived the process of adaptation intact, namely Donnelly's sharp writing and a tremendous lead performance by Russell Tovey. ‐ The Skinny
Posted Dec 6, 2016
5/5 92% The Hired Hand (1971) Peter Fonda, Warren Oates and Verna Bloom build a complicated, touching, subtle triangle of longing and regret. ‐ The Skinny
Posted Nov 29, 2016
2/5 89% A United Kingdom (2017) You should probably read the book instead. ‐ Little White Lies
Posted Nov 25, 2016
2/5 73% Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (2016) There are no emotional stakes here, because Rowling and the dully efficient director have failed to put in the required groundwork to make these relationships mean something. ‐ The Skinny
Posted Nov 17, 2016
4/5 43% Dog Eat Dog (2016) The plotting might be messy but it's the style that grips, with Schrader and his crew ensuring that almost every scene is vibrant, shocking, alive. ‐ The Skinny
Posted Nov 1, 2016
4/5 83% Hangmen Also Die (1943) The atmosphere of paranoia and suspicion evoked here is as pervasive as any Lang ever created. ‐ The Skinny
Posted Aug 29, 2016
3/5 89% Sid and Nancy (1986) At its best Sid & Nancy has a captivating energy and rawness, and there are even some priceless moments of levity. ‐ The Skinny
Posted Aug 29, 2016
4/5 100% Ingrid Bergman in Her Own Words (Jag är Ingrid) (2015) The film is never less than engaging and it is a treasure trove of wonderful images. ‐ Little White Lies
Posted Aug 12, 2016
4/5 77% Wiener-Dog (2016) It is not only Todd Solondz's most accomplished film in years, but it might be his most profoundly moving work to date. ‐ The Skinny
Posted Aug 4, 2016
5/5 86% A Poem Is A Naked Person (2015) A glorious time capsule bursting with life. ‐ The Skinny
Posted Aug 3, 2016
4/5 95% Remainder (2015) A head-spinning and often exhilarating mystery. ‐ Little White Lies
Posted Jun 24, 2016
5/5 89% No Home Movie (2016) We'll miss you, Chantal. ‐ Little White Lies
Posted Jun 24, 2016
4/5 91% The Measure of a Man (La loi du marché) (2016) An absorbing and enraging look at a broken system. ‐ Little White Lies
Posted Jun 2, 2016
5/5 97% Cemetery of Splendor (2016) If Cemetery of Splendour is to be the last film Apichatpong makes in Thailand, he is saying goodbye with a masterpiece. ‐ The Skinny
Posted Jun 1, 2016
4/5 92% The Nice Guys (2016) Crowe and Gosling haven't been this engaging or energised on screen in years. ‐ The Skinny
Posted May 20, 2016
4/5 86% Everybody Wants Some!! (2016) Linklater's typically fluid, relaxed direction makes it a pleasure to spend time in the company of these characters. ‐ The Skinny
Posted May 5, 2016
5/5 86% Die Bitteren Tränen der Petra von Kant (The Bitter Tears of Petra Von Kant) (1972) Fassbinder's acute understanding of human desire and pain ensures a strange, haunting tension throughout. ‐ The Skinny
Posted May 3, 2016
3/5 66% Nasty Baby (2015) Nasty Baby is an off-kilter film that alternates between passages of amusement and aggravation, before it suddenly snaps into focus in its final stages ‐ The Skinny
Posted Apr 8, 2016
3/5 100% Comfort and Joy (1984) Full of cherishable moments, Forsyth's direction gives the film a real cinematic sheen. ‐ The Skinny
Posted Mar 1, 2016
2/5 76% Chronic (2016) A difficult but sensitive and impressive piece of work... until it suddenly isn't. ‐ Little White Lies
Posted Feb 19, 2016
3/5 97% Arabian Nights: Volume 1 - The Restless One (As Mil e Uma Noites: Volume 1, O Inquieto) (2015) Across six hours, the film blends documentary-like realism with fantasy sequences and absurdist, lowbrow humour. ‐ The Skinny
Posted Feb 16, 2016
1/5 83% The Brand New Testament (Le tout nouveau testament) (2016) It's as if Van Dormael realised how thin his ideas were but still felt the need to pad the film out to an enervating two hours. ‐ The Skinny
Posted Feb 16, 2016
4/5 90% Bone Tomahawk (2015) S Craig Zahler's strikingly confident and richly imagined debut feature is a film that deserves to be discovered and celebrated. ‐ The Skinny
Posted Feb 15, 2016
4/5 96% Spotlight (2015) Spotlight's presentation may be prosaic, but Tom McCarthy's ensemble piece packs a powerful punch. ‐ The Skinny
Posted Jan 19, 2016
5/5 81% The Assassin (2015) Every frame of Hou's gorgeously crafted film is a masterclass in composition, colour, movement and sound. ‐ The Skinny
Posted Jan 13, 2016
2/5 81% The Revenant (2015) Overburdened by flashbacks and symbolic inserts, The Revenant becomes a real slog in its second hour. ‐ The Skinny
Posted Jan 7, 2016
2/5 41% Love (2015) You can watch Love in 3D, but it won't add any dimensions to the characters or this script. ‐ The Skinny
Posted Jan 7, 2016
4/5 95% The Forbidden Room (2015) An exhausting and overwhelming film to experience, but there's also something exhilarating about its mad energy and boundless invention. ‐ The Skinny
Posted Dec 16, 2015
89% The Lobster (2016) Lanthimos' ability to combine arch humour and outbursts of shocking violence is as potent as ever. ‐ The Skinny
Posted Oct 8, 2015
3.5 83% Results (2015) In truth, it doesn't quite work, but the dissonance between the content and Bujalski's approach is oddly compelling. ‐ The Skinny
Posted Sep 29, 2015
5/5 100% Steamboat Bill Jr. (1928) Keaton has lost none of his ability to entertain and astonish. ‐ Little White Lies
Posted Sep 17, 2015
4/5 97% Chimes at Midnight (1965) Thrillingly alive in a way that so few screen versions of Shakespeare manage to be. ‐ The Skinny
Posted Jul 6, 2015
5/5 99% Timbuktu (2015) Shot with a brilliant eye for composition by Sofian El Fani, Timbuktu is an essential work; it's a vital plea for understanding, compassion and peace that is marked by a deep wisdom and humanity. ‐ The Skinny
Posted May 21, 2015
4/5 85% John Wick (2014) A perfect role for Keanu Reeves, whose deadpan delivery makes the most of the surprisingly amusing script. ‐ The Skinny
Posted Apr 6, 2015
2/5 64% Rollerball (1975) With its sluggish pacing, Rollerball gradually loses momentum between its slickly constructed game sequences ‐ The Skinny
Posted Mar 31, 2015
4/5 96% Girlhood (2015) The film's biggest strength lies in Sciamma's magic touch with young actresses: the cast of first-timers give uniformly excellent performances, with Karidja Touré and Assa Sylla in particular showing a real star quality. ‐ The Skinny
Posted Mar 19, 2015
5/5 89% Mommy (2015) Mommy is an unabashed melodrama that's constantly swinging for the fences, and the emotional force of the picture is irresistible. ‐ The Skinny
Posted Mar 16, 2015
5/5 100% Wild River (1960) It's an expansive work, distinguished by exceptional location photography, but, as ever, (Kazan's) focus is on complex interpersonal relationships. ‐ The Skinny
Posted Mar 16, 2015
4/5 100% Maidan (2014) Sergei Loznitsa's Maidan is a film that achieves a visceral sense of immediacy by keeping its distance. ‐ The Skinny
Posted Mar 16, 2015
2/5 87% Kumiko, the Treasure Hunter (2015) Too shallow and incurious to succeed as a character study, the film drifts aimlessly in a manner that frustrates and finally alienates. ‐ The Skinny
Posted Feb 17, 2015
5/5 74% Inherent Vice (2015) This is uniquely a Paul Thomas Anderson picture, another expression of his formidable artistry and singular vision. ‐ The Skinny
Posted Jan 19, 2015
5/5 96% 12 Years a Slave (2013) The film is beautifully underplayed with an emotional undercurrent that gradually builds an accumulative force, before all of that anger and sorrow finally explodes to the surface in an unforgettable final scene. ‐ The Skinny
Posted Jan 13, 2015
5/5 95% National Gallery (2014) National Gallery is a celebration of art and of anyone who loves it, shares it and protects it, and one can't help feeling inspired by being in such company. ‐ The Skinny
Posted Jan 5, 2015
2/5 79% The Theory of Everything (2014) Must a film about an extraordinary man be so ordinary? ‐ The Skinny
Posted Dec 18, 2014
4/5 91% Birdman (2014) One of the most unexpected and richly enjoyable larks of the cinematic year, even if the director's occasional grasps for profundity threaten to puncture the fun. ‐ The Skinny
Posted Dec 18, 2014
4/5 86% Adieu au langage (Goodbye to Language) (2014) Even at a brisk 70 minutes, Goodbye to Language is dense with too many ideas and innovations to unpick on one viewing. ‐ The Skinny
Posted Dec 5, 2014
5/5 99% Leviathan (2014) [Leviathan] presents modern Russia as a country rotten to its core - corrupt, hypocritical and godless. ‐ The Skinny
Posted Nov 5, 2014
5/5 86% At Berkeley (2013) Hypnotically edited and intellectually stimulating, At Berkeley doesn't feel a minute too long, even at four hours. ‐ The Skinny
Posted Sep 11, 2014
2/5 58% Finding Fela! (2014) Finding Fela! boasts some striking footage and terrific music, but it also feels baggy and inconclusive, and an object lesson in why singular, groundbreaking artists shouldn't have their stories told in such conventional ways. ‐ The Skinny
Posted Sep 4, 2014