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

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
4/5 88% I Do Not Care If We Go Down in History as Barbarians (Îmi este indiferent daca în istorie vom intra ca barbari) (2018) A potent argument for truth in art, and a provocative challenge for all nations to reckon honestly with their own history. - The Skinny EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 20, 2019
4/5 94% Styx (2019) One of the most compelling cinematic attempts to tackle the ongoing migrant crisis. - The Skinny EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 20, 2019
5/5 95% If Beale Street Could Talk (2019) It's impossible to imagine a film better capturing the romantic, yearning, angry, incisive tones of James Baldwin's voice. - The Skinny EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 6, 2019
4/5 58% The House That Jack Built (2018) Another audacious and nakedly personal self-examination from a fascinating artist - The Skinny EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 12, 2018
2/5 96% Roma (2018) Roma is more impressive as a feat of crowd control than as a piece of visual storytelling or as a character study; it's a film that's easier to admire than to fall in love with. - The Skinny EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 12, 2018
5/5 93% First Reformed (2018) The work of a passionate, intelligent and audacious artist who knows exactly what he wants to say and how he wants to say it. - The Skinny EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 3, 2018
4/5 No Score Yet Ramrod (1930) Ramrod is a tough and stark western, but it's also a remarkably beautiful one. - The Skinny EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 6, 2018
4/5 92% A Prayer Before Dawn (2018) Invigorating cinematography and bruising sound design ensure every moment of A Prayer Before Dawn feels painfully authentic. - The Skinny EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 19, 2018
3/5 93% A Fantastic Woman (Una mujer fantástica) (2018) Daniela Vega's star-making performance invests the film with emotional honesty and gives us a heroine worth rooting for. - The Skinny EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 19, 2018
2/5 89% I, Tonya (2018) Everything about I, Tonya feels too broad and glib to connect with anything real. - The Skinny EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 15, 2018
1/5 50% Jupiter's Moon (Jupiter holdja) (2017) There will undoubtedly be many films in the coming years that attempt to tackle Europe's refugee crisis, but will any of them be dumber than Jupiter's Moon? - The Skinny EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 3, 2018
4/5 80% Brad's Status (2017) Cheer up, Brad. You're doing okay. - Little White Lies EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 3, 2018
5/5 91% Phantom Thread (2018) The filmmaking is so brisk, elegant, witty and surprising; it's a captivating experience. - The Skinny EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 19, 2017
4/5 91% Mountains May Depart (Shan he gu ren) (2016) This portrait of China's past, present and future is perhaps Jia Zhangke's most ambitious effort yet. - The Skinny EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 11, 2017
4/5 86% Lost in Paris (Paris pieds nus) (2017) French cinema's reigning - but sorely underappreciated - comic masters return with their distinctive brand of gawky slapstick. - The Skinny EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 24, 2017
4/5 90% Marjorie Prime (2017) An elegant, absorbing and stimulating experience. - Little White Lies EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 7, 2017
4/5 92% Thelma (2017) At its heart Thelma is another perceptive and empathetic character study, with Elie Harboe's measured lead performance marking her out as a new star to watch. - The Skinny EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 25, 2017
2/5 85% Zoology (Zoologiya) (2016) Natalya Pavlenkova gives a wonderful performance, but the movie around her merely coasts along on its surface weirdness. - The Skinny EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 14, 2017
1/5 89% Maudie (2017) The sluggish pacing and banal filmmaking means each scene just sits there on the screen, failing to tie into any larger theme or illuminate deeper truths. - The Skinny EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 26, 2017
2/5 48% Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets (2017) As the heroic protagonists, Dane DeHaan and Cara Delevingne deliver callow, charmless performances, and their flirtatious bickering is painful to endure. - The Skinny EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 20, 2017
5/5 92% Dunkirk (2017) An immersive, exhilarating experience; see it on the biggest screen you can find. - The Skinny EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 18, 2017
4/5 66% Slack Bay (Ma loute) (2017) Slack Bae. - Little White Lies EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 18, 2017
2/5 49% Churchill (2017) Some intriguing angles, but it all feels very conventional. - Little White Lies EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 13, 2017
5/5 93% The Red Turtle (La tortue rouge) (2017) Studio Ghibli's first international co-production is beautifully crafted and full of wonder. - The Skinny EDIT
Read More | Posted May 19, 2017
3/5 57% Trespass Against Us (2017) While Trespass Against Us may be a familiar crime family saga at heart, the very fact that it takes place within a community we're not used to spending time with in cinema is enough to make it feel distinctive and fresh. - Little White Lies EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 27, 2017
5/5 91% Heal the Living (Réparer les vivants) (2017) It's easy to imagine this material feeling contrived in the wrong hands, but Quillévéré pulls it off with unerring elegance and lightness of touch. - The Skinny EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 17, 2017
4/5 91% Mindhorn (2016) Julian Barratt's performance is almost Alan Partridge-esque in its clueless pomposity. - The Skinny EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 17, 2017
4/5 89% 20th Century Women (2017) This film belongs to Annette Bening; it's hard to imagine any other actress pulling off her role with such wit and flair. - The Skinny EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 31, 2017
2/5 89% Loving (2016) These are good people and Loving is an important story, but that in itself is not quite enough. - The Skinny EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 26, 2017
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 EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 19, 2016
4/5 93% 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 EDIT
Read More | 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 EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 29, 2016
2/5 83% A United Kingdom (2017) You should probably read the book instead. - Little White Lies EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 25, 2016
2/5 75% 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 EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 17, 2016
4/5 50% 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 EDIT
Read More | 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 EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 29, 2016
3/5 88% 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 EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 29, 2016
4/5 98% 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 EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 12, 2016
4/5 74% 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 EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 4, 2016
5/5 86% A Poem Is A Naked Person (2015) A glorious time capsule bursting with life. - The Skinny EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 3, 2016
4/5 91% Remainder (2015) A head-spinning and often exhilarating mystery. - Little White Lies EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 24, 2016
5/5 91% No Home Movie (2016) We'll miss you, Chantal. - Little White Lies EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 24, 2016
4/5 92% The Measure of a Man (La loi du marché) (2016) An absorbing and enraging look at a broken system. - Little White Lies EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 2, 2016
5/5 96% 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 EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 1, 2016
4/5 93% The Nice Guys (2016) Crowe and Gosling haven't been this engaging or energised on screen in years. - The Skinny EDIT
Read More | 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 EDIT
Read More | 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 EDIT
Read More | Posted May 3, 2016
3/5 67% 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 EDIT
Read More | 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 EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 1, 2016
2/5 75% Chronic (2016) A difficult but sensitive and impressive piece of work... until it suddenly isn't. - Little White Lies EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 19, 2016