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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
3.5/5 33% An Actor Prepares (2018) Even if most encounters along the road are a little corny (like an mind-opening experience with Patton's shaman), the film is an entertaining showcase for these two actors.‐ Shadows on the Wall
Read More | Posted Sep 20, 2018
4/5 84% The Captain (Der Hauptmann) (2018) Infused with bone-dry humour... punctuated with Kafkaesque absurdity.‐ Shadows on the Wall
Read More | Posted Sep 18, 2018
4/5 90% Climax (2018) It's both full of life and hard to watch, sometimes tipping over the top in indulgent ways. But it's utterly unforgettable.‐ Shadows on the Wall
Read More | Posted Sep 18, 2018
2.5/5 52% The Song of Sway Lake (2018) The storytelling never quite coalesces, and the movie remains a series of pointed scenes packed with ominous dialog and the occasional flurry of action.‐ Shadows on the Wall
Read More | Posted Sep 18, 2018
2/5 23% Mile 22 (2018) It appears to be fear-mongering propaganda to frighten small-minded Americans from leaving home because the rest of the world is a war zone (this is clearly unintended irony).‐ Shadows on the Wall
Read More | Posted Sep 18, 2018
3.5/5 66% The House with a Clock in Its Walls (2018) The running gags are less successful (including one about a topiary griffin with bowel issues), but the script's sharper jokes more than make up for those.‐ Shadows on the Wall
Read More | Posted Sep 18, 2018
3.5/5 No Score Yet Tides (2017) The performances never feel like acting. So when little plot points appear, it's almost surprising.‐ Shadows on the Wall
Read More | Posted Sep 17, 2018
3.5/5 83% Puzzle (2018) Macdonald's delicate acting makes it easy to identify with the thoughts and emotions flickering through Agnes' eyes.‐ Shadows on the Wall
Read More | Posted Sep 17, 2018
4/5 96% Bisbee '17 (2018) Plenty of superb anecdotes.‐ Shadows on the Wall
Read More | Posted Sep 17, 2018
4/5 89% 78/52: Hitchcock's Shower Scene (2017) The most powerful comments explore how the film caught the zeitgeist in America at a time when people were feeling safe in their homes, and in their showers.‐ Shadows on the Wall
Read More | Posted Sep 17, 2018
4/5 100% The Prince of Nothingwood (2017) It's an entertaining and eye-opening doc.‐ Shadows on the Wall
Read More | Posted Sep 17, 2018
3.5/5 98% Jim & Andy: The Great Beyond - Featuring a Very Special, Contractually Obligated Mention of Tony Clifton (2017) It's an entertaining look at a collision of offbeat comedy talents, exploring both actors' backgrounds and working styles in a way that's eye-opening and perhaps disturbing.‐ Shadows on the Wall
Read More | Posted Sep 17, 2018
4/5 100% Antonio Lopez 1970: Sex Fashion & Disco (2018) While the interviewees choke up remembering this, Crump never sentimentalises the story.‐ Shadows on the Wall
Read More | Posted Sep 17, 2018
3.5/5 50% Lost Child (2018) The way Mosley astutely weaves in comments about America's societal issues is perhaps the most chilling thing of all.‐ Shadows on the Wall
Read More | Posted Sep 17, 2018
3.5/5 85% A Boy. A Girl. A Dream. (2018) The understated performances gurgle with powerful emotions. Hardwick and Good are terrific as people trying be cool to a stranger, but failing to conceal their underlying feelings.‐ Shadows on the Wall
Read More | Posted Sep 17, 2018
4.5/5 100% C.R.A.Z.Y. (2005) This is the kind of film that haunts us long after we leave the cinema. It's packed with such a variety of emotional highs and lows--from Zac's violent self-loathing to his spiritual quest for meaning.‐ Shadows on the Wall
Read More | Posted Sep 17, 2018
3.5/5 56% Reinventing Marvin (Marvin) (2017) Fontaine's direction remains so centred on the people that it can't help but move us.‐ Shadows on the Wall
Read More | Posted Sep 11, 2018
97% The Rider (2018) So soulful that it almost hurts to watch it.‐ Shadows on the Wall
Read More | Posted Sep 11, 2018
4/5 93% Crazy Rich Asians (2018) There isn't a dull moment, and Chu keeps the visuals colourful and almost jaw-droppingly over the top, never pausing the stream of food, flowers, dancers, glorious settings and beautiful people.‐ Shadows on the Wall
Read More | Posted Sep 11, 2018
2.5/5 33% The King of Thieves (2018) Oddly unmoving.‐ Shadows on the Wall
Read More | Posted Sep 11, 2018
4/5 84% A Simple Favor (2018) It plays straight to Anna Kendrick's strengths as an actor, and she shines in every scene. As does Blake Lively opposite her.‐ Shadows on the Wall
Read More | Posted Sep 11, 2018
4/5 72% Five Fingers for Marseilles (2018) It's a skilfully crafted mix of classic filmmaking and modern-day storytelling, bracingly entertaining and packing a strong thematic kick.‐ Shadows on the Wall
Read More | Posted Sep 4, 2018
3.5/5 67% The Seagull (2018) Even if it feels rather arch, it's a riveting movie packed with resonant themes about self-doubt, self-obsession and the randomness of attraction.‐ Shadows on the Wall
Read More | Posted Sep 4, 2018
5/5 89% American Animals (2018) Layton's trump cards are the five real people, who command the screen effortlessly, looking even better than their Hollywood counterparts.‐ Shadows on the Wall
Read More | Posted Sep 4, 2018
3/5 65% The Little Stranger (2018) The ambiguity is clever and very nicely played, but some emotional catharsis at least would have made the movie linger.‐ Shadows on the Wall
Read More | Posted Aug 31, 2018
2.5/5 14% Action Point (2018) It's a shame the storytelling is so substandard, never making the most of the characters or situations.‐ Shadows on the Wall
Read More | Posted Aug 29, 2018
2/5 80% Possum (2018) It's definitely creepy, and often very yucky, but it's far too pretentious to be scary.‐ Shadows on the Wall
Read More | Posted Aug 29, 2018
2.5/5 No Score Yet The Cleaning Lady (2018) Big ideas add weight to the script, but director Jon Knautz is trying so hard to be ghastly that he loses the plot.‐ Shadows on the Wall
Read More | Posted Aug 29, 2018
3/5 87% Upgrade (2018) There are nods to technological, political and moral themes, but it's actually little more than whizzy revenge horror.‐ Shadows on the Wall
Read More | Posted Aug 29, 2018
2.5/5 22% The Happytime Murders (2018) Frankly the puppets have more depth than the humans.‐ Shadows on the Wall
Read More | Posted Aug 29, 2018
3/5 63% Yardie (2018) The cast is full of life, anchored ably by Ameen, who has terrific on-screen presence. He brings complexity to the role, even as the script leaves D stranded in cliched situations.‐ Shadows on the Wall
Read More | Posted Aug 29, 2018
4/5 76% The King (2018) Jarecki's points about the true nature of US history are frighteningly on-the-nose.‐ Shadows on the Wall
Read More | Posted Aug 22, 2018
3/5 20% I Am Vengeance (2018) Bennett bristles with enjoyably understated charisma.‐ Shadows on the Wall
Read More | Posted Aug 22, 2018
3/5 53% Bad Samaritan (2018) Filmmaker Dean Devlin assembles the movie with gritty, sleek style, offering just enough character development to hook the audience before things turn viciously over the top. And also rather silly.‐ Shadows on the Wall
Read More | Posted Aug 22, 2018
4/5 93% Searching (2018) The story unfolds in overlapping windows so recognisable that even one false moment would be glaring, and it's remarkable that Chaganty keeps everything almost eerily authentic.‐ Shadows on the Wall
Read More | Posted Aug 22, 2018
3.5/5 70% The Children Act (2018) This script demands attention and reaction, never letting the audience relax into simplistic arguments.‐ Shadows on the Wall
Read More | Posted Aug 22, 2018
4/5 92% Saturday Church (2018) Kain is a strikingly gifted young performer who openly expresses his heart without resorting to sentimentality.‐ Shadows on the Wall
Read More | Posted Aug 21, 2018
5/5 93% Cold War (Zimna wojna) (2018) [Pawlikowski] has a singular voice all his own, unfurling this story with a lyrical grace that mixes passion, pain and humour with profound political awareness.‐ Shadows on the Wall
Read More | Posted Aug 21, 2018
4/5 75% Hevn (2015) Echoes of films like Fatal Attraction and The Hand That Rocks the Cradle add texture, but this is a freak-out with its own nasty gut punch.‐ Shadows on the Wall
Read More | Posted Aug 21, 2018
4/5 59% Memoir of War (La douleur) (2018) Without being flashy, writer-director Emmanuel Finkiel and cinematographer Alexis Kavyrchine bring the period to life with skill and artistry.‐ Shadows on the Wall
Read More | Posted Aug 21, 2018
4/5 94% The Guardians (Les Gardiennes) (2018) Filmmaker Xavier Beauvois creates what feels like a timeless classic with its big story, intensely involving characters and French countryside setting.‐ Shadows on the Wall
Read More | Posted Aug 15, 2018
5/5 89% We the Animals (2018) Zagar's documentary eye and sensitivity to complex characters make a potent combination, marking him as a filmmaker to watch.‐ Shadows on the Wall
Read More | Posted Aug 15, 2018
3/5 9% Billionaire Boys Club (2018) Vivid performances from Elgort and Egerton make it worth watching.‐ Shadows on the Wall
Read More | Posted Aug 15, 2018
1.5/5 92% The Festival (2018) While many gags are enjoyably unhinged, most of the humour feels very lazy, pushing the expected buttons while pretending to be sexy and/or disgusting.‐ Shadows on the Wall
Read More | Posted Aug 15, 2018
3.5/5 85% The Wife (2018) Blistering performances.‐ Shadows on the Wall
Read More | Posted Aug 15, 2018
3.5/5 70% Christopher Robin (2018) The acting and effects are first-rate, and the cast and crew make sure the film's heart is in the right place.‐ Shadows on the Wall
Read More | Posted Aug 14, 2018
2/5 17% The Darkest Minds (2018) The writing and directing continually treat the audience like idiots.‐ Shadows on the Wall
Read More | Posted Aug 10, 2018
4/5 No Score Yet Making a Killing (2018) Each of the characters bristles with life, making their conversations edgy and unpredictable. The actors have a great time playing with the detailed characterisations.‐ Shadows on the Wall
Read More | Posted Aug 10, 2018
3/5 46% The Meg (2018) This is basically the perfect summer blockbuster. It demands absolutely nothing of its audience.‐ Shadows on the Wall
Read More | Posted Aug 9, 2018
3.5/5 83% Beirut (2018) Well worth seeing for Jon Hamm's riveting central performance.‐ Shadows on the Wall
Read More | Posted Aug 8, 2018