Rebecca Nicholson

Rebecca Nicholson
Tomatometer-approved critic

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T-Meter Title | Year
5/5 100% Welcome to Chechnya (2020) David France has made a difficult, distressing and often tremendously bleak film about the torture and murder of LGBT people in Chechnya, and the brave efforts of community activists and organisers to "extract" them from the region. - Guardian EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 30, 2020
4/5 91% The Mystery Of DB Cooper (2020) These brilliant characters, some deeply entangled in the story, some distant from it but connected, are believers. This film asks what keeps them believing, and it is a far bigger question than the mystery itself. - Guardian EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 24, 2020
3/5 No Score Yet Red Dwarf: The Promised Land (2020) The Promised Land is not Red Dwarf in its prime. You get the impression that everyone involved knows it, but is trying to enjoy themselves, regardless. - Guardian EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 10, 2020
3/5 No Score Yet Pregnant and Platonic (2019) There may not be much beneath the surface, but this is a warm and gentle programme about the tenacity of people who have had to seek what they want from life. - Guardian EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 10, 2019
2/5 No Score Yet My Gay Dog and Other Animals (2019) Half brazen and half shy, never quite giving us enough of anything, bar dog-on-dog action. - Guardian EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 6, 2019
5/5 100% Climate Change - The Facts (2019) Climate Change: The Facts should not have to change minds, but perhaps it will change them anyway, or at least make this seem as pressing as it needs to be. - Guardian EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 19, 2019
5/5 100% Escape From Dubai: The Mystery of the Missing Princess (2018) This sober, shocking documentary - as lean and measured as its contents are inflammatory - may lead viewers to wonder what the worst outcome for her could have been. - Guardian EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 8, 2019
4/5 100% The Satanic Verses: 30 Years On (2019) The Satanic Verses: 30 Years On poses complex and ever pressing questions about free speech, and whether limits should be imposed upon it. - Guardian EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 7, 2019
No Score Yet Death Row 2018 with Trevor McDonald (2018) This is a delicately balanced documentary. In McDonald's interpretation, there is deep respect for the victims of these terrible crimes, and also a lingering question about the point of vengeance without any prospect of rehabilitation. - Guardian EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 7, 2018
No Score Yet The Sex Robots Are Coming (2017) This was by turns hilarious and upsetting, as perplexing as it was educational. - Guardian EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 7, 2018
No Score Yet The Funeral Murders (2018) This is a masterful and careful handling of an ever-combustible narrative - Guardian EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 7, 2018
4/5 No Score Yet Rebel Women: The Great Art Fight Back (2018) Manages to convey a real sense of anarchic joy. It offers an education in the explosion of feminist art in the 1970s, at a time when female artists produced boundary-busting work that still feels radical, and certainly revolutionary. - Guardian EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 7, 2018
No Score Yet Japan's Secret Shame (2018) It is harrowing, frustrating and distressing. It is also an incredibly important film, brave and necessary, handled with care and quiet fury by the producer and director, Erica Jenkin. - Guardian EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 7, 2018
2/5 81% Michael Jackson's This Is It (2009) A bizarre and opportunist piece of film-making. - Times (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 6, 2009
2/5 47% Shorts: The Adventures of the Wishing Rock (2009) The special effects aren't up to scratch and the scrappy, episodic conceit detracts rather than enhances. - Sunday Times (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 24, 2009
2/5 80% Afterschool (2008) At heart it's another unpleasant existential crisis for another unpleasant schoolboy in another unpleasant American prep school. - Sunday Times (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 24, 2009