Rebecca Harrison

Rebecca Harrison
Tomatometer-approved critic
Biography:
I am a freelance film critic based in the UK. My main outlet is Sight & Sound, were I provide film reviews and festival coverage. Additionally, I have bylines for film-related content in Birth, Movies, Death; The New Statesman; Little White Lies; The Conversation; and The Mary Sue. In the past twelve months I've also begun working as a critic for BBC Scotland, with TV appearances and now regular reviewer appearances on BBC Radio Scotland's The Afternoon Show. Based on my work as a critic and film researcher I've been commissioned to write a book on The Empire Strikes Back for the British Film Institute's Film Classics Series.

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
93% Monos (2019) Beautiful, intense, and surreal, Monos is a startling ensemble film about child soldiers that attacks the senses with its brutal imagery and eerie, scratching score. - The Afternoon Show EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 27, 2019
71% Terminator: Dark Fate (2019) A surprisingly progressive return to form for the Terminator franchise. Dark Fate goes back to its 90s roots and allows its female leads to shine in preposterous but comically camp action sequences. - The Afternoon Show EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 27, 2019
51% Black and Blue (2019) Despite Naomie Harris's best efforts, Black and Blue turns the harsh realities of racism and white supremacy into a spectacle that feels way off-target. - The Afternoon Show EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 27, 2019
100% Our Ladies (2019) A must-see riot of girl power and teen spirit that redefines how girls get to have sex and talk about sexuality on screen. - Sight and Sound EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 14, 2019
83% Judy (2019) On the glittering surface of things, Judy is critical of her abusers - yet I left the theatre feeling more dejected than a witch caught with no umbrella in the rain. - Screen Queens EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 10, 2019
No Score Yet Make Up (2019) Claire Oakley's genre-bending debut feature slowly reveals itself as a lesbian romance that's as much about learning to love yourself as your lover, and it's a gorgeous and inventive piece of cinema. - Sight and Sound EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 10, 2019
86% Animals (2019) A gorgeous, sometimes bitterly on the nose evocation of the choices women face when they want to grow up but can't stop having fun, Animals is a bold film in love with its two firebrand female leads. - The Afternoon Show EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 2, 2019
79% Photograph (2019) A languorous love letter to Mumbai that plays with the cinematic conventions of romance. - The Afternoon Show EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 2, 2019
57% The Hummingbird Project (2019) In a film so dull it would make the flap of a hummingbird's wing feel liked it lasted for eternity, a stellar cast is squandered on shallow characters and a what-were-they-thinking script. - The Afternoon Show EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 2, 2019
89% Sometimes Always Never (Triple Word Score) (2020) A little too try-hard Wes-Anderson-whimsical in its visual style, Sometimes, Always, Never succeeds as a sweet and emotionally resonant tale about grief, loss, and remembering those who are still there. - The Afternoon Show EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 2, 2019
88% Diego Maradona (2019) An overtly (and sometimes over) sympathetic documentary that is ambitious in its attempt to humanise the man behind the myths. - The Afternoon Show EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 2, 2019
42% Stuber (2019) An unfunny comedy of epic proportions... I watched this film so you didn't have to. - The Afternoon Show EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 2, 2019
100% Only You (2018) A well-observed and intimate film that, despite its painfully straight-white storytelling, invites us to share an emotional experience with its relatable characters. - The Afternoon Show EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 2, 2019
56% The Dead Don't Die (2019) A millennial-friendly ironic mashup of deadpan comedy and zombie horror that offers a commentary on the climate emergency - and no matter what, it's going to end badly. - The Afternoon Show EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 2, 2019
67% My Favorite Fabric (Mon tissu préféré) (2018) My Favourite Fabric is a finely tuned film that ultimately empowers Nahla in her quest for sexual satisfaction and intimacy. - Sight and Sound EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 2, 2019
71% Little Tickles (Les chatouilles) (2018) A confident and startling debut, Bescond and Métayer's film will make you laugh and cry. It is a compelling and necessary story in the era of #MeToo, and one that will no doubt be important to survivors of abuse as well as film lovers. - Sight and Sound EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 2, 2019
89% Rocketman (2019) Rocketman ramps the camp up to 11, throws on some sequinned spectacles, and sparks fireworks of pure joy in glitzy song-and-dance routines. - Sight and Sound EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 2, 2019
94% I Used to Be Normal: A Boyband Fangirl Story (2018) I Used to be Normal does great work at getting behind the screaming headlines and shrieking stereotypes to the emotional and psychological realities of women's experiences. - The Mary Sue EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 2, 2019
84% Ad Astra (2019) Ad Astra has a glorious surface when viewed from a distance. Look at the details in closer proximity, though, and there are many unresolved conflicts in a story that doesn't necessarily have so much to recommend it. - Birth.Movies.Death. EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 2, 2019
60% Lux Æterna (2019) The problem with Lux Æterna is that it fails to fully see or hear women as real people. - Birth.Movies.Death. EDIT
Read More | Posted May 20, 2019
97% Pain and Glory (Dolor y gloria) (2019) A glorious ode to the power of cinema and an absolute delight to watch. - Birth.Movies.Death. EDIT
Read More | Posted May 20, 2019
90% Bull (2019) A mesmerising film, and one that will linger in the imagination long after the sounds of the crickets have faded. - Sight and Sound EDIT
Read More | Posted May 16, 2019