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Rich Cline

Rich Cline
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
3/5 74% Aquaman (2018) Jason Momoa shines in a lighter-hearted role, and filmmaker James Wan fully embraces the plot's increasingly ridiculous gyrations.‐ Shadows on the Wall
Read More | Posted Dec 12, 2018
4/5 83% Being Frank: The Chris Sievey Story (2018) What makes the doc resonate so strongly is how it evokes a sense that perhaps in a parallel universe Chris Sievey is bigger than his heroes...‐ Shadows on the Wall
Read More | Posted Dec 11, 2018
4/5 98% Free Solo (2018) The climactic sequence is beyond jaw-dropping.‐ Shadows on the Wall
Read More | Posted Dec 11, 2018
5/5 75% Capernaum (Capharnaüm) (2018) The cast is simply astonishing.‐ Shadows on the Wall
Read More | Posted Dec 11, 2018
5/5 93% If Beale Street Could Talk (2018) Staggeringly beautiful filmmaking.‐ Shadows on the Wall
Read More | Posted Dec 11, 2018
3.5/5 66% Lizzie (2018) Sevigny and Stewart deliver superbly expressive performances that rely on eye contact and physicality far more than words.‐ Shadows on the Wall
Read More | Posted Dec 11, 2018
2.5/5 30% Mortal Engines (2018) Frankly, it's difficult to work out whether this story has anything to say to us aside from the dangers of megalomania.‐ Shadows on the Wall
Read More | Posted Dec 11, 2018
4/5 98% Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (2018) Whizzes through its plot with energy and wit, avoiding most of the usual superhero pitfalls.‐ Shadows on the Wall
Read More | Posted Dec 11, 2018
4/5 64% Tyrel (2018) Silva and the cast adeptly build a sense that something is badly wrong here.‐ Shadows on the Wall
Read More | Posted Dec 11, 2018
4/5 83% The Harvesters (2018) Kallos captures this with timeless, expansive visuals, contrasting golden farmlands with densely coloured local villages.‐ Shadows on the Wall
Read More | Posted Dec 7, 2018
3.5/5 67% The Marriage (2017) Director-cowriter Blerta Zegiri creates a strongly naturalistic picture of the people and the situation they're caught up in.‐ Shadows on the Wall
Read More | Posted Dec 7, 2018
2/5 30% All the Devil's Men (2018) The filmmaking isn't even up to the quality of a cops and robbers TV series.‐ Shadows on the Wall
Read More | Posted Dec 7, 2018
3/5 79% Await Further Instructions (2018) Genre fans will enjoy the escalating mayhem and some moments of inventive, audacious grisliness.‐ Shadows on the Wall
Read More | Posted Dec 7, 2018
4/5 No Score Yet Newly Single (2018) It's a superb combination of writing, directing and acting. And each of the costars brings an equally messy personality to his or her character.‐ Shadows on the Wall
Read More | Posted Dec 7, 2018
4/5 92% The Old Man & the Gun (2018) It's the kind of movie so smoothly made that we barely realise the skill that has gone into its production and performances.‐ Shadows on the Wall
Read More | Posted Dec 5, 2018
3/5 92% Sorry to Bother You (2018) Movies this original don't come along very often, especially ones that are this good at pushing buttons.‐ Shadows on the Wall
Read More | Posted Dec 5, 2018
4/5 64% Vox Lux (2018) Seeing Portman on-stage in full flow is utterly riveting (especially with terrific Sia-written songs), and the depiction of the true cost of her stardom is fascinating.‐ Shadows on the Wall
Read More | Posted Dec 5, 2018
3.5/5 65% Mary Queen of Scots (2018) This is Ronan's show, and she finds extra intensity, beautifully layering Mary's steely edge with a joyous lightness.‐ Shadows on the Wall
Read More | Posted Dec 5, 2018
3.5/5 60% The House That Jack Built (2018) Skilfully directed and acted, with moments of bracing insight added to scenes that are the stuff of nightmares.‐ Shadows on the Wall
Read More | Posted Dec 3, 2018
4/5 97% Roma (2018) Every moment, every character is impeccably realised on-screen using skilful cinematography (by Cuaron himself), delightful production design and clever effects that recreate the period.‐ Shadows on the Wall
Read More | Posted Dec 3, 2018
4/5 52% Sunset (Napszállta) (2018) It's a mesmerising, achingly well-made film that pulses with desperation. And it's hauntingly timely.‐ Shadows on the Wall
Read More | Posted Dec 3, 2018
4/5 53% Mowgli: Legend of the Jungle (2018) Serkis much more adeptly captures Kipling's serious themes.‐ Shadows on the Wall
Read More | Posted Nov 30, 2018
2.5/5 10% Tulip Fever (2017) It seems more like a slick period piece or tiresomely predictable caper.‐ Shadows on the Wall
Read More | Posted Nov 30, 2018
3/5 96% Three Identical Strangers (2018) Powerfully complex, but Wardle opts to entertain viewers instead of properly grappling with issues or reaching any real conclusions.‐ Shadows on the Wall
Read More | Posted Nov 30, 2018
3.5/5 No Score Yet Cola de Mono (2018) Delivers a wrenching shock.‐ Shadows on the Wall
Read More | Posted Nov 28, 2018
100% Joy (2018) Mortezai fills the screen with heart-stopping moments.‐ Shadows on the Wall
Read More | Posted Nov 28, 2018
4/5 45% Touch Me Not (2019) Rather too full-on for mainstream audiences, more adventurous viewers will find themselves prodded into examining their own physicality more honestly.‐ Shadows on the Wall
Read More | Posted Nov 28, 2018
4/5 90% The Wild Pear Tree (Ahlat agaci) (2019) Filmmaker Nuri Bilge Ceylan is an expert at observing character detail while capturing expansive settings... there isn't a dull scene.‐ Shadows on the Wall
Read More | Posted Nov 28, 2018
4/5 93% Sicilian Ghost Story (2018) Beautifully haunting.‐ Shadows on the Wall
Read More | Posted Nov 27, 2018
4/5 82% Green Book (2018) Similar to Hidden Figures, prying deeper truths out of historical injustice with warm humour and engaging, gently nudging drama.‐ Shadows on the Wall
Read More | Posted Nov 26, 2018
3/5 83% Creed II (2018) This is a return to that punch-drunk Rocky movie vibe, with obvious heroes and villains and internal conflicts that are vivid but never go very deep.‐ Shadows on the Wall
Read More | Posted Nov 26, 2018
3.5/5 88% Ralph Breaks the Internet (2018) Bounces easily between edgy humour and sweet sentimentality.‐ Shadows on the Wall
Read More | Posted Nov 26, 2018
95% Ray & Liz (2018) The characters are so colourful that this feels like a TV sitcom played with Loach-style kitchen sink realism.‐ Shadows on the Wall
Read More | Posted Nov 20, 2018
2/5 33% The Rainbow Bridge Motel (2018) The script lays in a steady stream of random nuttiness, but the jokes are so painfully obvious and forced that they inflict more pain than pleasure.‐ Shadows on the Wall
Read More | Posted Nov 20, 2018
3.5/5 100% Chained for Life (2018) Is this a black comedy? A romance? Political commentary? Psychological thriller? A rumination about life on a film set? Perhaps it's all of these.‐ Shadows on the Wall
Read More | Posted Nov 20, 2018
4/5 90% Girl (2018) This is a film that takes Lara's situation seriously: it's never an issue for her, only for everyone around her, and it's their reactions that are a challenge.‐ Shadows on the Wall
Read More | Posted Nov 20, 2018
5/5 99% Shoplifters (Manbiki kazoku) (2018) This is so beautifully observed that cast members never seem to be acting.‐ Shadows on the Wall
Read More | Posted Nov 20, 2018
2/5 16% Robin Hood (2018) Everything is overwrought, but attitude can only go so far. The action, effects and antics are meaningless without just a bit of originality in the script.‐ Shadows on the Wall
Read More | Posted Nov 20, 2018
4.5/5 94% The Favourite (2018) The dialog is fiendishly clever, packed with barbed insults and lacerating observations that reveal a lot about both the society and the people.‐ Shadows on the Wall
Read More | Posted Nov 16, 2018
3/5 38% Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald (2018) The visual effects are stunning, often overwhelming in the way they fill the screen with a series of eye-catching spectacles.‐ Shadows on the Wall
Read More | Posted Nov 16, 2018
2.5/5 11% Siberia (2018) It feels like everything screenwriter Smith knows about Russia has come from bad movies...‐ Shadows on the Wall
Read More | Posted Nov 16, 2018
3.5/5 No Score Yet Boys (Jonas) (2018) It's a finely crafted film that generates a big emotional kick, even if it feels rushed.‐ Shadows on the Wall
Read More | Posted Nov 14, 2018
3/5 27% The Last Sharknado: It's About Time (2018) At least the characters register, and the action is vaguely coherent within the total lack of logic.‐ Shadows on the Wall
Read More | Posted Nov 14, 2018
2.5/5 No Score Yet Adrift in Soho (2018) It just feels painfully low-budget.‐ Shadows on the Wall
Read More | Posted Nov 14, 2018
2/5 40% Hell Fest (2018) Plotkin and his writers make a vague attempt to acknowledge the tired formula, then just fall back on it themselves.‐ Shadows on the Wall
Read More | Posted Nov 7, 2018
4/5 90% The Breaker Upperers (2018) The script is a marvel of understated hilarity.‐ Shadows on the Wall
Read More | Posted Nov 7, 2018
4/5 99% The Guilty (Den skyldige) (2018) The narrative is full of emotional landmines that catch us off guard, sensitively exploring the characters and their internal lives.‐ Shadows on the Wall
Read More | Posted Nov 5, 2018
4/5 93% 1985 (2018) Even as it's grounded with real-life humour, this is a deeply important film that plays like a yearning cry to cut through the silence and piety.‐ Shadows on the Wall
Read More | Posted Nov 5, 2018
3.5/5 93% Birds of Passage (Pájaros de verano) (2019) Gallego and Guerra are tracing the collision between cultures that is both fascinating from an anthropological perspective and hauntingly resonant as a fable about the entire world.‐ Shadows on the Wall
Read More | Posted Nov 2, 2018
3.5/5 63% Outlaw King (2018) The drama is strong, and the battles are enjoyably messy and grisly, even if they're also rather choppy.‐ Shadows on the Wall
Read More | Posted Oct 30, 2018