Redmond Bacon

Redmond Bacon
Redmond Bacon's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer® when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Cultured Vultures
Publications: Cultured Vultures

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
8.5/10 94% Nomadland (2021) Chloé Zhao and Frances McDormand combine for a heartfelt adventure through the American West in a tale brimming with life and empathy. - Cultured Vultures EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 16, 2020
6.5/10 98% One Night in Miami (2020) One Night In Miami is a fascinating evocation of time and place that should've done more to tease out its contradictions through action. - Cultured Vultures EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 15, 2020
8/10 95% Cicada (2020) Cicada is an affecting depiction of an interracial gay relationship that effectively navigates themes of trauma and intersectionality. - Cultured Vultures EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 14, 2020
8/10 99% Wolfwalkers (2020) Wolfwalkers is a must-watch for fans of hand-drawn animation and a beautiful labour of love from start to finish. - Cultured Vultures EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 13, 2020
8/10 100% Irradiated (Irradiés) (2020) The only documentary in the Berlinale Competition, the devastating Irradiés more than deserves its inclusionc - Cultured Vultures EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 28, 2020
9.5/10 85% DAU. Natasha (2020) DAU. Natasha is one of the best Russian-language films in years. - Cultured Vultures EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 28, 2020
8/10 38% Berlin Alexanderplatz (2021) Burhan Qurbani's Berlin Alexanderplatz breathes fresh air into the classic tale with his diverse, topically relevant remake. - Cultured Vultures EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 28, 2020
7.5/10 99% Never Rarely Sometimes Always (2020) Never Rarely Sometimes Always is likely to provoke necessary debate across the USA and perhaps the rest of the world. - Cultured Vultures EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 27, 2020
9/10 100% Welcome to Chechnya (2020) Welcome To Chechnya is a harrowing experience, but also an invigorating one, keenly capturing the amazing work of LGBT activists in Chechnya. - Cultured Vultures EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 27, 2020
7/10 100% Servants (Sluzobníci) (2020) Servants offers both a fascinating insight into the conflicts of the era while managing to bring out the universal struggle between doing what's right and what's comfortable. - Cultured Vultures EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 26, 2020
7/10 100% Saudi Runaway (2020) While dragging a little in the middle, it is a fascinating portrayal of survival, and hopefully a precursor of a female-led revolution against all places still stuck in the stone age when it comes to women's rights. - Cultured Vultures EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 26, 2020
5/10 93% Bloody Nose, Empty Pockets (2020) Bloody Nose, Empty Pockets does a great job of evoking a classic American bar atmosphere, but it cannot successfully add up to anything truly significant. - Cultured Vultures EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 25, 2020
6/10 90% Exile (Exil) (2020) It's one thing to gaslight your characters, but there's no need to gaslight your audience, too. - Cultured Vultures EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 24, 2020
8/10 100% Father (Otac) (2020) A methodical analysis of corruption in Serbia, as well as a touching portrait of fatherhood, Otac is a supremely confident outing from director Srdan Golubovic. - Cultured Vultures EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 24, 2020
8/10 92% The Assistant (2020) A harrowing look at sexual misconduct at the workplace, The Assistant is sure to start a lot of conversations about how abuse can be normalised. - Cultured Vultures EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 24, 2020
7/10 71% Swimming Out Till the Sea Turns Blue (2020) Jia Zhang-ke offers a powerful, pastoral vision in Swimming Out Till The Sea Turns Blue, a fascinating look at his hometown of Fenyang. - Cultured Vultures EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 21, 2020
93% Long Day's Journey Into Night (Di qiu zui hou de ye wan) (2019) The camera movement feels purposeful and imbued with meaning, even when it's not obviously apparent. Credit has to go to Huang Jue, who anchors the film in real emotions of love and loss, doing some great acting with merely body movement alone. - Cultured Vultures EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 30, 2019
96% Ray & Liz (2019) If the subject all sounds like doom and gloom, Ray & Liz offsets its depressing subject matter through empathy and humour. - Cultured Vultures EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 30, 2019
82% High Life (2019) It's so refreshing to see a medium budget movie that doesn't fix itself to just one meaning, but functions as a kind of blank template to pin one's own feelings on. - Cultured Vultures EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 30, 2019
79% Blue My Mind (2017) As Brühlmann's first feature, there's a sense she's trying to lay on some things too thick (drugs! sex!) while being too relaxed with regards to narrative urgency. Nonetheless, Blue My Mind is a noble debut from the Zurich-born director. - Cultured Vultures EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 29, 2019
62% Outlaw King (2018) It's a frustrating watch as there's probably a good movie in there somewhere. Perhaps Mackenzie should go back to the drawing board and cut another twenty minutes. - Cultured Vultures EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 29, 2019
95% Roma (2018) The surround system is equally sublime, simulating action not seen on the screen, giving the film a transportive, immersive feel. - Cultured Vultures EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 29, 2019
91% Happy as Lazzaro (Lazzaro felice) (2018) Aided by excellent, incantational sound-mixing and wonderful unforced performances, Rorhwacher creates a recognisable and authentic vision of Italy miles apart, yet equally as fantastical, as that in Call Me By Your Name. - Cultured Vultures EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 29, 2019
96% To All the Boys I've Loved Before (2018) The resultant plot follows a style reminiscent of the Shakespeare-inspired Ten Things I Hate About You and She's All That, making To All The Boys I've Loved an enjoyable trip down the comedy-of-deception genre. - Cultured Vultures EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 29, 2019
7/10 No Score Yet Psychosia (Psykosia) (2019) Psychosia is a strong debut from Danish director Marie Grahtø Sørensen that cleverly blurs the lines between what is real and what is imagined. - Cultured Vultures EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 6, 2019
17% The Kindness of Strangers (2020) The Kindness of Strangers has a rather weightless feel, often at odds with its heavy subject matter. Warmheartedness can only get you so far. - Cultured Vultures EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 1, 2019
94% System Crasher (Systemsprenger) (2019) Systemsprenger's nuances elevate the film beyond mere misery porn and into something truly cathartic. - Cultured Vultures EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 1, 2019
100% System K (2019) With subject matter this good, all a decent documentarian has to do is point the camera and press record. - Cultured Vultures EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 1, 2019
54% The Golden Glove (Der goldene handschuh) (2019) Beneath all the horror, there is hope. You just have to look past all the dead bodies to the darker heart within. - Cultured Vultures EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 1, 2019
96% By the Grace of God (Grâce à Dieu) (2019) ...it declares that the culture of silence must be abolished. In that respect, it's gripping, urgent filmmaking. - Cultured Vultures EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 1, 2019
76% Skin (2019) Like Spike Lee in BlacKkKlansman, director Guy Nattiv understands that there's no point pussyfooting around the subject. - Cultured Vultures EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 1, 2019
88% A Tale of Three Sisters (2019) ...by filling the film with life and humour, Alper finds the hope without the need for sentimentality. - Cultured Vultures EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 1, 2019
No Score Yet Staff Only (2019) Nonetheless, as a study in teenage obliviousness, Staff Only gathers its power from the tiny accretion of moments. The economy of detail is brilliant. - Cultured Vultures EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 1, 2019
86% The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind (2019) Expect this to be a classic film for the last week of school. - Cultured Vultures EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 1, 2019
85% Mr. Jones (2020) For a film that talks a lot about just sticking to the facts, its selective choices feel rather one-sided. - Cultured Vultures EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 1, 2019
90% The Ground Beneath My Feet (Der Boden unter den Füssen) (2019) Considering it's a film about working way too hard, it doesn't seem to learn from its own central lesson. - Cultured Vultures EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 1, 2019
No Score Yet Dafne (2019) Dafne is such a fascinating character, alternating between radiant positivity and understandable anger with ease. She deserves a more complex film than this. - Cultured Vultures EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 1, 2019
100% Bait (2019) Bait feels both timeless and timely, making for an invigorating watch. - Cultured Vultures EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 1, 2019
96% Ghost Town Anthology (Répertoire des Villes Disparues) (2019) Ghost Town Anthology is the kind of film where you get out just as much as you put in. - Cultured Vultures EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 1, 2019
100% So Long, My Son (Di jiu tian chang) (2019) Empathetic, unpredictable and unmistakably assured, it is a deeply moving experience that kept me involved from beginning to end. - Cultured Vultures EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 1, 2019
50% Farewell to the Night (L'Adieu a la nuit) (2019) A rare misstep from the accomplished director. - Cultured Vultures EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 1, 2019
100% Stitches (Savovi) (2019) An almost perfect film. - Cultured Vultures EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 1, 2019