Rob Aldam

Rob Aldam
Tomatometer-approved critic
Publications: Backseat Mafia

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
89% Gwen (2018) An assured and exciting first outing which will hopefully launch the careers of both director and lead actor. - Backseat Mafia EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 15, 2019
95% Shadow (2019) Zhang Yimou is back to his best. - Backseat Mafia EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 15, 2019
No Score Yet Chiwawa (Chiwawa-chan) (2019) A thoughtful and touching drama wrapped in a lively and flashy mystery. - Backseat Mafia EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 14, 2019
83% The Deeper You Dig (2019) A riveting and incredibly intelligent indie horror. - Backseat Mafia EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 13, 2019
38% Sadako (2019) Sadako doesn't really add much to the tale, but there are flashes of genius. - Backseat Mafia EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 13, 2019
90% The Art of Self-Defense (2019) A darkly comedic and bitingly irreverent take on toxic masculinity and modern American culture. - Backseat Mafia EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 13, 2019
100% Hold Back the Dawn (1941) A wonderful film which confounds expectations again and again. - Backseat Mafia EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 11, 2019
50% Ashes in the Snow (2019) Brings the horror and suffering to life. - Backseat Mafia EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 10, 2019
71% The Command (Kursk) (2019) Part disaster movie, part political thriller. - Backseat Mafia EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 9, 2019
78% Never Look Away (2019) Epic in every sense of the word - Backseat Mafia EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 3, 2019
80% She's Missing (2019) A woozy fever dream - Backseat Mafia EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 1, 2019
No Score Yet Case for a Rookie Hangman (Prípad pro zacínajícího kata) (1970) Frequently abstruse, merrily inventive, wilfully downbeat and joyously chaotic. - Backseat Mafia EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 19, 2019
68% Stockholm (2019) An interesting period piece which takes a lot of risks and mostly succeeds. - Backseat Mafia EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 18, 2019
71% The White King (2017) The White King is an impressive adaptation which is believable whilst wearing a cloak of mystery. - Backseat Mafia EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 17, 2019
90% Under Fire (1983) Combines beautiful cinematography, an Oscar-nominated score and great acting performances to create a febrile Central American thriller. - Backseat Mafia EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 17, 2019
No Score Yet The Sender (1982) A strange and intriguing psychological thriller. - Backseat Mafia EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 14, 2019
No Score Yet On the President's Orders (2019) Demonstrates what can happen when a regime decides to indiscriminately use a blunt instrument to solve a problem. - Backseat Mafia EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 14, 2019
78% Marianne & Leonard: Words of Love (2019) Marianne & Leonard - Words of Love is a tender, delicate and intimate portrait of a love which never really died. - Backseat Mafia EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 14, 2019
100% Midnight Traveler (2019) It's a delicate story of their love for one another and the pressures and strains this journey places on them as a unit. - Backseat Mafia EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 13, 2019
100% Prophecy (2019) Watching and listening to Howson as he conjures magic on the canvass is akin to observing a dancer in full flow or an Olympic athlete. - Backseat Mafia EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 13, 2019
99% Apollo 11 (2019) A beautiful and meticulously constructed documentary which brings one of the most famous events in human history to life. - Backseat Mafia EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 12, 2019
100% For Sama (2019) For Sama is an astonishing achievement. A moving memorial to all who died in the pursuit of freedom. - Backseat Mafia EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 12, 2019
No Score Yet A Dog Called Money (2019) An interesting experiment which doesn't quite work. - Backseat Mafia EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 12, 2019
No Score Yet Odette (1950) A beautiful restoration of a wonderful war film. - Backseat Mafia EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 11, 2019
100% Midnight Family (2019) Featuring car chases, high jinks and life-threatening situations, Midnight Family is a fascinating glimpse into a morally ambiguous industry. - Backseat Mafia EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 10, 2019
No Score Yet HI, A.I. (2019) An interesting and thoughtful look at the role AI robots are set to play in our futures. - Backseat Mafia EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 10, 2019
49% Escape Room (2019) "It's fun whilst it lasts, but Escape Room takes a decent premise and quickly runs out of ideas and originality." - Backseat Mafia EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 10, 2019
No Score Yet A Wild Stream (Una corriente salvaje) (2018) A beautiful, gentle and tender film about a burgeoning relationship between two men. - Backseat Mafia EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 9, 2019
83% The Brink (2019) The Brink gives him space to breathe and in doing so affords the audience a glimpse into what makes him tick. - Backseat Mafia EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 8, 2019
97% Hail Satan? (2019) One of the most amusing documentaries you're liable to see this year. - Backseat Mafia EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 7, 2019
No Score Yet Dark Suns (Soleils noirs) (2019) By collecting these accounts together and giving them the space to breathe, Dark Suns builds up a disturbing profile of a country which is infested by corruption and greed. - Backseat Mafia EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 7, 2019
100% Romantic Comedy (2019) Even if these movies are not your bag, Romantic Comedy will win you over. - Backseat Mafia EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 6, 2019
No Score Yet I Was Monty's Double (1958) A classic British World War II yarn. - Backseat Mafia EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 6, 2019
100% Kind Hearts and Coronets (1949) A lovely, intelligent and warm comedy about a man who will do anything to reclaim his birthright. - Backseat Mafia EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 5, 2019
91% Eating Animals (2018) A timely and often disturbing look inside a multi-billion-dollar industry. - Backseat Mafia EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 5, 2019
97% Dirty God (2019) a credible, bold and compelling piece of cinema. - Backseat Mafia EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 3, 2019
68% Amaurosis (The Unseen) (2019) The Unseen is an impressive exercise in sleight of hand and emotional drama. Sinyor ramps up the suspense as he keeps the audience guessing until the bitter end. - Backseat Mafia EDIT
Read More | Posted May 31, 2019
100% Nightfall (1957) Jacques Tourneur has great fun playing with and subverting noir tropes. - Backseat Mafia EDIT
Read More | Posted May 31, 2019
91% A Vigilante (2019) A timely and important drama with a strong message. - Backseat Mafia EDIT
Read More | Posted May 31, 2019
67% The Andromeda Strain (1971) Does a great job of bottling up and then slowly releasing tension. - Backseat Mafia EDIT
Read More | Posted May 30, 2019
97% Thunder Road (2018) An inventive, distinctly personal and highly impressive indie drama from a major new voice. - Backseat Mafia EDIT
Read More | Posted May 29, 2019
92% Starfish (2019) A beautifully realised meditation on grief, loss and suffering. - Backseat Mafia EDIT
Read More | Posted May 28, 2019
89% Freedom Fields (2018) Freedom Fields is a bold and vibrant documentary which looks at Libyan society in the years following the revolution through the microcosm of the women's football team. - Backseat Mafia EDIT
Read More | Posted May 27, 2019
60% Blood on Satan's Claw (1970) A fiendish folk horror which is both extremely creepy and deliciously demonic. - Backseat Mafia EDIT
Read More | Posted May 23, 2019
100% La Ronde (1950) A magical portmanteau piece which is full of charm and personality. - Backseat Mafia EDIT
Read More | Posted May 22, 2019
88% John McEnroe: In the Realm of Perfection (L'empire de la perfection) (2018) It all adds up to a lively and thoughtful portrait of a highly driven and supremely talented athlete. - Backseat Mafia EDIT
Read More | Posted May 21, 2019
95% Julius Caesar (1953) A wordy historical blockbuster with a dramatic flourish. - Backseat Mafia EDIT
Read More | Posted May 20, 2019
91% The Woman in the Window (1944) The story itself is smartly done; mixing realism and intrigue to produce an entertaining crime drama - Backseat Mafia EDIT
Read More | Posted May 18, 2019
69% Beautiful Boy (2018) Just about stay on the right side of worthy. - Backseat Mafia EDIT
Read More | Posted May 16, 2019
84% The Quake (Skjelvet) (2018) It works so well because of this focus and its willingness to set the events within confined parameters. - Backseat Mafia EDIT
Read More | Posted May 15, 2019