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Raphael Abraham

Raphael Abraham
Raphael Abraham's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Financial Times

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
4/5 78% The Beguiled (2017) Coppola has inverted the old order of sexploitation and Farrell has been reduced to a sex object. He just looks like a very happy one.‐ Financial Times
Read More | Posted Oct 11, 2017
2/5 62% Ismael's Ghosts (2017) This is one ghost that can be swiftly laid to rest.‐ Financial Times
Read More | Posted Oct 11, 2017
4/5 95% The Shape of Water (2017) The Shape of Water may not be suitable for children but it has enough disarming charm to briefly make you feel like one.‐ Financial Times
Read More | Posted Oct 11, 2017
5/5 95% Human Flow (2017) Human Flow does not pretend to reinvent the form and other documentaries are more artfully constructed, yet in its urgent mission not just to shock us into action but to humanise those affected, it is entirely successful.‐ Financial Times
Read More | Posted Oct 11, 2017
3/5 93% Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (2017) Another piercing performance from [Frances] McDormand. ‐ Financial Times
Read More | Posted Sep 6, 2017
4/5 28% Suburbicon (2017) The tone Clooney favours is far wilder than Wilder - a broad, zany slapstick noir. And it's an absolute hoot.‐ Financial Times
Read More | Posted Sep 6, 2017
3/5 60% Reinventing Marvin (Marvin) (2017) Best by a mile are newcomer Jules Porier as the young Marvin, a pale boy with gamin grace, and Grégory Gadebois as his father, a phlegmy walrus of a man forever exposing expanses of flesh in sleeveless denim and distended briefs.‐ Financial Times
Read More | Posted Sep 6, 2017
3/5 90% Lean on Pete (2018) Adapted from a novel by Willy Vlautin, the film is luminously shot and acted, and, for the most, part beautifully controlled ...‐ Financial Times
Read More | Posted Sep 6, 2017
63% Downsizing (2017) The message almost swallows the movie but Payne knows when to pull back and undercuts the growing tide of schmaltz with little absurdist touches.‐ Financial Times
Read More | Posted Aug 31, 2017
2/5 16% Rodin (2017) Seems to lose interest and skip forward every time it is in danger of building momentum.‐ Financial Times
Read More | Posted May 26, 2017
4/5 91% Good Time (2017) It courses with such adrenaline that the tension seldom sags.‐ Financial Times
Read More | Posted May 26, 2017
5/5 79% The Killing of a Sacred Deer (2017) Lanthimos's film will no doubt appal many and upset all but this is a gripping and off-kilter horror of operatic grandeur, twisted humour and unabashed seriousness.‐ Financial Times
Read More | Posted May 23, 2017
3/5 99% BPM (Beats Per Minute) (120 battements par minute) (2017) Campillo, who wrote The Class, has a flare for capturing group dynamics even if sometimes the characters' speeches begin to sound like infomercials.‐ Financial Times
Read More | Posted May 22, 2017
5/5 66% Happy End (2017) To say that the film lacks a clear focus would be true enough but this, surely, is Haneke's very point.‐ Financial Times
Read More | Posted May 22, 2017
4/5 81% The Square (2017) At times the film feels overly episodic and pleased with itself but this is a sharp and skilful dissection of bourgeois hypocrisies that resonates all too uncomfortably.‐ Financial Times
Read More | Posted May 22, 2017
4/5 53% Redoubtable (Le redoutable) (2017) If you think it sounds like a subject for hardcore cinephiles only, think again. Michel Hazanavicius has a huge amount of fun with his subject ...‐ Financial Times
Read More | Posted May 22, 2017
3/5 93% The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected) (2017) It all ends with a series of speeches that are rambling but humorous and heartfelt - much like the movie itself.‐ Financial Times
Read More | Posted May 21, 2017
4/5 86% Okja (2017) This brings much-needed new life to a popular cinematic landscape overcrowded with ageing franchises and endless reboots.‐ Financial Times
Read More | Posted May 19, 2017
4/5 92% Loveless (Nelyubov) (2018) Zvyagintsev has a way of making even inert nature live on screen that recalls Tarkovsky, but if the imagery early on evokes fairy tales, this one is only grim.‐ Financial Times
Read More | Posted May 18, 2017
3/5 71% Wonderstruck (2017) This is a film-maker revisiting childhood with great glee and mixed results.‐ Financial Times
Read More | Posted May 18, 2017
3/5 84% The Brand New Testament (Le tout nouveau testament) (2016) It's just as silly as it sounds, but it's also a joyous celebration of heresy from a country that deserves a good laugh.‐ Financial Times
Read More | Posted Dec 27, 2016
4/5 93% Our Little Sister (Umimachi Diary) (2016) [A] warmly enveloping exploration of grief, guilt and gradually letting go.‐ Financial Times
Read More | Posted Dec 27, 2016
3/5 95% Eye In The Sky (2016) Director Gavin Hood works the tension and the moral uncertainty to good effect but at times the film feels schematic and too much like revision.‐ Financial Times
Read More | Posted Dec 27, 2016
4/5 95% The Jungle Book (2016) Through it all - action set-pieces, eco-subplots, a few frights - Favreau drives the plot like a man with a machete, clearing the way for us to be swept along, dazzled, delighted.‐ Financial Times
Read More | Posted Apr 14, 2016
3/5 76% The Connection (2015) At times it feels like money for old tropes but Dujardin is a likeable lead who shows he can do more than just ooze charm as he starts to crack the case at the expense of even bigger fissures in his family life.‐ Financial Times
Read More | Posted May 28, 2015
3/5 97% Mad Max: Fury Road (2015) When Miller called "action" on this reboot he really meant it.‐ Financial Times
Read More | Posted May 14, 2015
2/5 63% The Source (La source des femmes) (2011) Radu Mihaileanu's update of Lysistrata with overtones of the Arab Spring never settles on a consistent tone; as a result, serious moments lack force and lighter moments feel hollow.‐ Financial Times
Read More | Posted May 17, 2012
3/5 88% She Monkeys (Apflickorna) (2011) Aschan gives her film a glacial surface while suggesting a maelstrom of suppressed rage and sexual urges just beneath.‐ Financial Times
Read More | Posted May 17, 2012
4/5 66% 2 Days in New York (2012) This is Delpy's picture and she handles the writing-directing-starring juggler's act well, showing an insightful eye for cross-cultural quirks and modern mores.‐ Financial Times
Read More | Posted May 17, 2012
2/5 28% Machine Gun Preacher (2011) Despite the most worthy intentions, Childers cannot single-handedly save Sudan and Butler cannot save this movie.‐ Financial Times
Read More | Posted Nov 3, 2011
2/5 72% The Future (2011) July, who gave us the lovably odd Me and You and Everyone We Know, has layered on so much self-conscious whimsy - monologues from the cat, dialogues with the moon and other dashes of magical realism - that the central drama struggles to be heard.‐ Financial Times
Read More | Posted Nov 3, 2011
3/5 67% Jack Goes Boating (2010) With fine and affecting performances all round, this is an enjoyably old-fashioned ensemble piece and a solid start to a career behind the camera.‐ Financial Times
Read More | Posted Nov 3, 2011