Rob Aldam

Rob Aldam
Tomatometer-approved critic
Publications: Backseat Mafia

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
No Score Yet Triple Echo (1973) A powerful British drama which pulls no punches. - Backseat Mafia EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 22, 2019
100% The Last Animals (2017) The Last Animals is a wakeup call. Not just about the parlous state of many species of rhinos or indeed elephants, but all animals. Brooks heralds the heroes. - Backseat Mafia EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 21, 2019
100% Next of Kin, (Hell House) (1982) An Antipodean horror with an eerie edge. - Backseat Mafia EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 21, 2019
67% Swamp Thing (1982) Contains enough explosions, action and adventure to keep you interested throughout. - Backseat Mafia EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 20, 2019
No Score Yet Saf (2018) Comes into its own in the second half. - Backseat Mafia EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 19, 2019
No Score Yet Wheels on Meals (Kuai can che) (Powerman) (Weapon X) (1984) Contains some of the most brilliantly absurd dubbing you're likely to hear. - Backseat Mafia EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 18, 2019
100% Sharkwater Extinction (2019) A fitting testament to a man who has dedicated his life to the preservation of these wildly misunderstood creatures. - Backseat Mafia EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 18, 2019
83% Irma La Douce (1963) A magical and beguiling tale of love of the mean streets of Paris. - Backseat Mafia EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 16, 2019
No Score Yet Screwdriver (Mafak) (2018) The message behind Screwdriver is clear and it's carried through with conviction and compassion. - Backseat Mafia EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 14, 2019
100% Minding the Gap (2018) One of the most important American documentaries of the last decade. - Backseat Mafia EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 13, 2019
100% Roll Red Roll (2019) Roll Red Roll is a cautionary tale about what happens when everyone looks the other way. - Backseat Mafia EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 12, 2019
83% Sink the Bismarck! (1960) It's for obvious reasons, fairly predictable, it tells the tale of a major naval victory in a way which is both tense and engrossing - Backseat Mafia EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 11, 2019
94% Lifechanger (2018) An intelligent mix of body horror, science-fiction and romance which is engaging and thought-provoking. - Backseat Mafia EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 11, 2019
67% Scotch: A Golden Dream (2018) The ultimate documentary for lovers of Scotch whisky. - Backseat Mafia EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 9, 2019
100% Maiden (2019) A rip-roaring tale of adventure and endurance on the high seas, and sexism on dry land. - Backseat Mafia EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 7, 2019
100% Rosie (2018) Greene is phenomenal - Backseat Mafia EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 6, 2019
90% The Kindergarten Teacher (2018) A sublime and unsettling drama which slowly buries under your skin and leaves a lasting impression. - Backseat Mafia EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 5, 2019
98% Evil Dead 2: Dead by Dawn (1987) Remains one the most truly joyful horror films ever made - Backseat Mafia EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 4, 2019
100% Phantom Lady (1944) A compelling crime drama and intense thriller. - Backseat Mafia EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 1, 2019
94% Foxtrot (2018) A beautifully shot and ambitiously crafted film about the absurdities of life in Israel. - Backseat Mafia EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 28, 2019
91% Sauvage / Wild (2019) A vibrant, febrile and kinetic portrait of love, desperation and hope. - Backseat Mafia EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 27, 2019
87% The Hole in the Ground (2019) It's not going to win any competitions for originality, it's a beautifully made horror which delivers on all fronts. - Backseat Mafia EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 26, 2019
No Score Yet Take a Girl Like You (1970) Take a Girl Like You is a bawdy period sex farce which, despite how badly it has aged, is difficult not to like. - Backseat Mafia EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 25, 2019
100% Two for Joy (2018) A powerful drama about modern families struggling to cope. - Backseat Mafia EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 19, 2019
100% Of Love & Law (2017) shows a side of Japan which is rarely visible - Backseat Mafia EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 19, 2019
100% Dawson City: Frozen Time (2017) A captivating portrait of a place which once found itself at the centre of history. - Backseat Mafia EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 18, 2019
100% Videomannen (2018) One of the most original films you'll see this year - Backseat Mafia EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 16, 2019
100% My Name Is Julia Ross (1945) A wrong-footing crime drama which holds its audience in a state of perpetual anxiety. - Backseat Mafia EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 14, 2019
100% World on a Wire (2011) A strange and enigmatic science-fiction mystery - Backseat Mafia EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 13, 2019
71% Piercing (2019) It's a smart and sassy battle of wits. One which perhaps takes one twist too many, but it's fun along the way. - Backseat Mafia EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 12, 2019
83% Jellyfish (2018) A powerful drama which hinges on a stunning breakout performance by Liv Hill. - Backseat Mafia EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 11, 2019
94% The Boys in the Band (1970) A powerful, funny, bitter and hopeful drama about love and friendship. - Backseat Mafia EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 9, 2019
71% Climax (2019) Not for the faint of heart. - Backseat Mafia EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 9, 2019
57% Human Desire (1954) Grahame is electrifying - Backseat Mafia EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 9, 2019
75% Tides (2017) An odd yet immersive experience. A film which slowly seeps into your psyche. - Backseat Mafia EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 6, 2019
83% VS. (2018) A vibrant and febrile glimpse into a world where words are the weapon of choice. - Backseat Mafia EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 5, 2019
100% Die Geduld der Rosa Luxemburg (1986) A film which is ripe for these tumultuous times. - Backseat Mafia EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 4, 2019
94% Blindspotting (2018) A timely film about the state of America. - Backseat Mafia EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 1, 2019
No Score Yet Destiny: The Tale of Kamakura (2017) A joyous journey down the rabbit-hole of Ryôhei Saigan's popular Manga. - Backseat Mafia EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 31, 2019
No Score Yet The Fifth Cord (Giornata nera per l'ariete) (1971) Bazzoni has created a worthy entry into the sub-genre. - Backseat Mafia EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 30, 2019
No Score Yet Her Love Boils Bathwater (Yu Wo Wakasuhodo No Atsui Ai) (2016) I beautiful tale of love and family - Backseat Mafia EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 29, 2019
50% Crucible of the Vampire (2017) Mixing 17th century history with the present, Ross-McNamee conjures up a tale which is both creepy and intelligently crafted. - Backseat Mafia EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 28, 2019
96% Orphée (Orpheus) (1950) It's a familiar tale but one which feels fresh and fascinating. - Backseat Mafia EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 28, 2019
85% The Wife (2018) As a film, it's limited, but it makes the most of what it has. - Backseat Mafia EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 24, 2019
No Score Yet Snake Outta Compton (2018) The Snakes on a Plane/Training Day/Straight Outta Compton mash-up you never knew you needed. - Backseat Mafia EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 23, 2019
No Score Yet How to Lose Jobs & Alienate Girlfriends (2015) How to Lose Jobs and Alienate Girlfriends is the kind of film which is a joy to watch. Whilst it looks pretty DIY at times, that ethos is part of its charm. - Backseat Mafia EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 22, 2019
100% Bergman: A Year in a Life (2018) Using a wealth of previously unseen footage it paints a more holistic picture of a troubled and flawed magician. - Backseat Mafia EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 22, 2019
83% Diamonds of the Night (Démanty noci) (1964) A thrilling tale of survival, dehumanisation and coming-of-age in Nazi-occupied Europe. - Backseat Mafia EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 21, 2019
81% Hush...Hush, Sweet Charlotte (1964) Robert Aldrich's film to continually defy expectations. - Backseat Mafia EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 18, 2019
44% Waterworld (1995) The unfairly maligned Kostner vehicle is much better than its reputation - Backseat Mafia EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 17, 2019