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Philip Wilding

Philip Wilding
Philip Wilding's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Empire Magazine

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
4/5 92% We Steal Secrets: The Story Of Wikileaks (2013) Alex Gibney adds to his forensic examinations of Enron and Abu Ghraib with another fine documentary.‐ Empire Magazine
Read More | Posted Jul 8, 2013
4/5 93% No (2013) Initially jarring, the video aesthetic blends beautifully with period footage to give a smart depiction of a nation in transition. A well-deserved Oscar nominee.‐ Empire Magazine
Read More | Posted Feb 4, 2013
4/5 66% Starbuck (2013) A French comedy that pitches for wit over broad comedy, it's successful in salting what could be a over-sugary confection with healthy dose of wryness.‐ Empire Magazine
Read More | Posted Nov 19, 2012
4/5 93% Barbara (2012) Tough and tender, it's the best Iron Curtain drama since The Lives Of Others.‐ Empire Magazine
Read More | Posted Sep 23, 2012
4/5 94% The Queen of Versailles (2012) A bizarre and mesmerising journey to the heart of Cloud Cuckoo Land.‐ Empire Magazine
Read More | Posted Sep 3, 2012
2/5 20% 360 (2012) A great disappointment by the City Of God man's high standards.‐ Empire Magazine
Read More | Posted Aug 6, 2012
4/5 67% God Bless America (2012) Sharp on the fallibility of human foibles and sometimes stingingly funny, too.‐ Empire Magazine
Read More | Posted Jul 1, 2012
3/5 88% She Monkeys (Apflickorna) (2011) A disjointed but refreshingly subversive character drama.‐ Empire Magazine
Read More | Posted May 14, 2012
4/5 92% Into The Abyss (2011) A haunting portrayal of people who are neither completely innocent nor wholly evil, and the terrible price of killing, whether in the pursuit of a sports car or in the name of justice.‐ Empire Magazine
Read More | Posted Feb 20, 2012
4/5 77% Bombay Beach (2011) The fact that Alma Har'el is still stuck in music video director mode makes for an interesting new breed of documentary.‐ Empire Magazine
Read More | Posted Jan 29, 2012
2/5 10% Trespass (2011) Cloth-eared dialogue saps the tension, while the plot twists with the likelihood of a Brett Ratner rehearsal session. Leave your disbelief at the door.‐ Empire Magazine
Read More | Posted Nov 18, 2011
4/5 50% The Rum Diary (2011) A fitting tribute to Hunter and the demise of the American Dream, but first and foremost a thrilling and funny snapshot of a country on its knees and a writer finding his feet.‐ Empire Magazine
Read More | Posted Nov 6, 2011
3/5 95% Weekend (2011) Terrific low-key turns from the two leads inject their growing bond with genuine emotion, making this a love story that will get under the skin of romantics everywhere.‐ Empire Magazine
Read More | Posted Nov 1, 2011
4/5 84% Post Mortem (2012) A sometimes shocking, often moving journey through a blood-stained corner of the past. Like Costa Gavras's Missing through the eyes of an everyday Chilean.‐ Empire Magazine
Read More | Posted Sep 5, 2011
4/5 93% Elite Squad: The Enemy Within (2011) A marked improvement on the first film, it's easy to see why this was such a smash in Brazil. Breathless, brutal and thrilling, it's a gut punch of an action movie.‐ Empire Magazine
Read More | Posted Aug 8, 2011
3/5 48% Meet Monica Velour (2011) Beautifully acted, it's a tender love story with one or two belly laughs.‐ Empire Magazine
Read More | Posted Jul 14, 2011
4/5 49% Super (2011) A brilliant twist on the everyman crime-fighter genre, as violent and human as it is funny.‐ Empire Magazine
Read More | Posted Jul 4, 2011
3/5 86% Viva Riva! (2011) On the basis of this expertly engineered crime thriller Djo Munga is a director going places.‐ Empire Magazine
Read More | Posted Jun 20, 2011
4/5 91% Point Blank (2011) Another sparkling thriller from the Anything For Her director. See it, then wait for the inevitable US remake.‐ Empire Magazine
Read More | Posted Jun 6, 2011
4/5 76% Outside the Law (Hors-la-loi) (2010) Controversial and contended it may be in France, but whatever your stance this is another thrilling and thoughtful slice of history from the Days Of Glory director.‐ Empire Magazine
Read More | Posted May 3, 2011
4/5 80% I Saw the Devil (2011) This gleefully black horror-thriller is a very classy follow-up to The Good, the Bad, the Weird for Kim Jee-Woon.‐ Empire Magazine
Read More | Posted Apr 26, 2011
4/5 93% Benda Bilili! (2011) Wielding inspiration and uplift in equal measure, this musical odyssey is one of the cinematic journeys of the year. Don't miss it.‐ Empire Magazine
Read More | Posted Mar 14, 2011
3/5 94% Neds (2011) A rush of violent, visceral drama, Mullan's directorial effort will stay with you. The disappointment? A final third that meanders to its conclusion.‐ Empire Magazine
Read More | Posted Jan 18, 2011
1/5 10% Cuckoo (2008) With its unengaging characters and a plot that jacknifes inexplicably, there's little to like here. A thriller without many thrills.‐ Empire Magazine
Read More | Posted Dec 13, 2010
4/5 53% The Thorn in the Heart (2010) A touching insight into a family's inner workings.‐ Empire Magazine
Read More | Posted Dec 8, 2010
4/5 91% Easier with Practice (2009) Excellent American indie that tugs hard on the heartstrings.‐ Empire Magazine
Read More | Posted Nov 29, 2010
3/5 96% Leap Year (Año bisiesto) (2011) A tough but humane and affecting watch.‐ Empire Magazine
Read More | Posted Nov 29, 2010
2/5 0% Fathers of Girls (2010) Too meandering to stir the brain and too dour to engage the heart, the moving storyline too often falls flat in stodgy scenes.‐ Empire Magazine
Read More | Posted Nov 15, 2010
3/5 56% The Kid (2010) Strong performances by Rupert Friend and Augustus Prew as the grown-up and teenage Kevin give Moran's rite-of-passage tale genuine emotional ballast. A worthy follow-up to Telstar.‐ Empire Magazine
Read More | Posted Sep 15, 2010
5/5 94% Winter's Bone (2010) A vivid reworking of Daniel Woodrell's novel that brings the book's conflicted heroine to searing life in a piece of unhurried filmmaking too rarely seen these days.‐ Empire Magazine
Read More | Posted Sep 15, 2010
2/5 59% Trash Humpers (2010) A often grim vaudeville parade of Nashville's oddballs and ne'er-do-wells.‐ Empire Magazine
Read More | Posted Jun 16, 2010
4/5 92% Dogtooth (Kynodontas) (2010) As harrowing as it is humorous, Giorgos Lanthimos' award-winning journey to a family's heart of darkness is unflinchingly detailed, thought-provoking fare.‐ Empire Magazine
Read More | Posted Apr 22, 2010
2/5 0% Shank (2010) If this is the future of film then we're all doomed.‐ Empire Magazine
Read More | Posted Mar 25, 2010
4/5 95% Food, Inc. (2009) Compelling, entertaining and illuminating documentary which makes you think twice, and then a few more times, about eating anything at all in U.S.‐ Empire Magazine
Read More | Posted Feb 12, 2010
3/5 100% Oil City Confidential (2009) Authentic feel to this good-looking biopic of the ill-fated band.‐ Empire Magazine
Read More | Posted Feb 5, 2010
4/5 93% Blur: No Distance Left to Run (2010) Unexpectedly revealing interviews and some stunning live footage make this one of the better band behind-the-scenes.‐ Empire Magazine
Read More | Posted Jan 22, 2010
3/5 76% Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll (2010) A sometimes whimsical and magical take on the life of one of Britain's most artistically charged rock stars. Serkis shines in his role as the troubled singer.‐ Empire Magazine
Read More | Posted Jan 8, 2010
4/5 94% The Cove (2009) A taut, thrilling documentary that plays out like a heist movie while never overshadowing its message or activist credentials.‐ Empire Magazine
Read More | Posted Oct 23, 2009
3/5 73% Banlieue 13 - Ultimatum (District 13: Ultimatum) (2009) The dialogue and storyline are both a little on the clunky side, but the action excels.‐ Empire Magazine
Read More | Posted Oct 4, 2009
4/5 91% Fish Tank (2010) A vivid portrayal of life at society's margins with a compelling turn from newcomer Jarvis. Little wonder it scored at Cannes.‐ Empire Magazine
Read More | Posted Sep 11, 2009
4/5 84% Soul Power (2009) An edifying glimpse at a moment in black history when the world really was looking on.‐ Empire Magazine
Read More | Posted Jul 10, 2009
3/5 47% Taking Woodstock (2009) One man's near-emotionless trip through an event that was the high watermark for US counterculture moves along without any real sense of purpose or pace.‐ Empire Magazine
Read More | Posted May 16, 2009
4/5 65% Is Anybody There? (2009) Caine leads an impeccable cast in a story that is as touching as it is funny, turning the mundane minutiae of fading lives into a vibrant display.‐ Empire Magazine
Read More | Posted May 1, 2009
3/5 40% Frequently Asked Questions About Time Travel (2009) Refreshingly, director Carrivick's feature debut is both dark, compelling and occasionally laugh-out-loud funny.‐ Empire Magazine
Read More | Posted Apr 24, 2009
2/5 51% Notorious (2009) A hip hop hagiography that plays like a straight-to-TV movie.‐ Empire Magazine
Read More | Posted Feb 12, 2009
2/5 30% Who Killed Nancy? (2010) For an exposé very little is actually revealed, but as a neon-lit trawl through '70s New York, it's worth a look.‐ Empire Magazine
Read More | Posted Feb 5, 2009
3/5 46% Yes Man (2008) It's charming enough with some nice comedy touches, but the initially intriguing premise is soon railroaded out of sight by its desire to conform to a tried-and-tested cinematic formula.‐ Empire Magazine
Read More | Posted Jan 5, 2009
3/5 54% Choke (2008) An uneven take on Palahniuk's fourth novel, Rockwell and Huston shining brightly enough to eclipse a patchy directorial debut.‐ Empire Magazine
Read More | Posted Nov 21, 2008