Rob Aldam

Rob Aldam
Tomatometer-approved critic
Publications: Backseat Mafia

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
75% Mother (2019) MOTHER provides a powerful insight into the ethical and moral considerations around 'outsourcing' care. - Backseat Mafia EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 12, 2019
100% Mystify: Michael Hutchence (2020) A superior music documentary. - Backseat Mafia EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 16, 2019
67% The Dogs of War (1980) The end is pure '80s action entertainment. - Backseat Mafia EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 14, 2019
53% 3 from Hell (2019) Builds on the foundations of the previous films whilst taking new and unexplored directions. - Backseat Mafia EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 14, 2019
93% Invisible Life (A vida invisível de Eurídice Gusmão) (2019) A beautifully shot, impeccability acted and emotionally potent family drama. - Backseat Mafia EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 13, 2019
100% So Long, My Son (Di jiu tian chang) (2019) It's beautifully filmed and patiently paced, but it's the performances of the two leads which makes it so enthralling - Backseat Mafia EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 13, 2019
91% Burning Cane (2019) Whilst it's not entirely the finished article, it's a raw and gritty treatise on Youmans' perspective on life growing up in the South - Backseat Mafia EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 12, 2019
56% The Dark Half (1993) An entertaining romp, driven by a full-blooded lead performance. - Backseat Mafia EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 11, 2019
92% Adoration (2019) A haunting and eerie tale of young obsession, control and mental instability. - Backseat Mafia EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 11, 2019
97% Making Waves: The Art of Cinematic Sound (2019) A must for all cinephiles. - Backseat Mafia EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 10, 2019
85% The Whistlers (2020) An elegantly handled pulp crime drama which has political and bureaucratic corruption firmly in its sights. https://www.backseatmafia.com/lff-review-the-whistlers/ - Backseat Mafia EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 10, 2019
80% Martin Eden (2019) Worth your time for a striking lead performance. - Backseat Mafia EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 10, 2019
100% Talking About Trees (2019) A labour of love - Backseat Mafia EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 9, 2019
100% Only the Animals (Seules les bêtes) (2019) A fresh and thoughtful meditation on modern life. - Backseat Mafia EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 9, 2019
80% 1BR (2019) Marmor's film is a very modern fable. - Backseat Mafia EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 8, 2019
100% Dead Dicks (2019) An ingenious and imaginative slice of genre cinema. - Backseat Mafia EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 8, 2019
100% Extra Ordinary (2020) A joyous gem of a film - Backseat Mafia EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 8, 2019
100% Artik (2019) An unusual film about the darkness which resides within truly lost people and the power of salvation. - Backseat Mafia EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 8, 2019
91% The Wretched (2020) A chilling, suspenseful tale which benefits from its investment in its human elements. - Backseat Mafia EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 8, 2019
70% Darlin' (2019) An interesting, well-handled and genuinely fascinating horror. - Backseat Mafia EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 8, 2019
37% Tone-Deaf (2019) It's an absolute riot. - Backseat Mafia EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 8, 2019
100% Every Time I Die (2019) A superior indie riddle and a strikingly singular film. - Backseat Mafia EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 8, 2019
84% The Perfect Candidate (2019) An enthralling work of subtle power. - Backseat Mafia EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 8, 2019
92% A Sun That Never Sets (Fire Will Come) (O Que Arde) (2019) A poetic and thoughtful story of a man trying to reconnect with the world. - Backseat Mafia EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 8, 2019
56% Itsy Bitsy (2019) What Micah Gallo's monster may lack in sheer size, it more than makes up for in the terror it induces. - Backseat Mafia EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 8, 2019
91% A Serial Killer's Guide to Life (2019) A quintessentially British take on a terrifying American phenomenon - Backseat Mafia EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 7, 2019
59% Tales from the Lodge (2019) Carries on a rich tradition of British horror films which sees terror and comedy go hand in hand - Backseat Mafia EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 7, 2019
No Score Yet Transnistra (2019) A striking portrait of teenage life in post-communist Europe - Backseat Mafia EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 7, 2019
96% The Peanut Butter Falcon (2019) A charming and engaging drama with a light comedic edge. - Backseat Mafia EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 7, 2019
60% The Antenna (Bina) (2019) An ambitious and imaginative sci-fi thriller. - Backseat Mafia EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 7, 2019
82% Cold Case Hammarskjöld (2019) Whilst it asks more questions than it answers Cold Case Hammarskjöld is a fascinating and terrifying peek into a troubling history. - Backseat Mafia EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 7, 2019
92% Lucky Grandma (2019) Tsai Chin is a tsunami on screen - Backseat Mafia EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 7, 2019
95% Premature (2020) Electric and raw cinema - Backseat Mafia EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 7, 2019
100% Sid & Judy (2019) A fascinating portrait of a damaged star. - Backseat Mafia EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 7, 2019
No Score Yet The Prince's Voyage (Le Voyage du Prince) (2019) Harks back to a gentler age of animation. - Backseat Mafia EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 7, 2019
No Score Yet My Extraordinary Summer with Tess (Mijn bijzonder rare week met Tess) (2019) Will put a smile on your face and is liable to bring a tear to your eye. - Backseat Mafia EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 7, 2019
89% Bacurau (Nighthawk) (2020) You never quite know what's going to happen next. - Backseat Mafia EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 7, 2019
86% Zombi Child (2020) A provocative and challenging film which mixes themes of colonialism, privilege and prejudice to create a genre-bending drama. - Backseat Mafia EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 7, 2019
52% Rabid (2019) Whilst retaining most of the same structure as Cronenberg's original, Rabid approaches its subject from a slightly different angle - Backseat Mafia EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 7, 2019
92% The Unknown Saint (Le miracle du saint inconnu) (2019) A darkly comedic parable about a man whose plans are thwarted at every step. - Backseat Mafia EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 3, 2019
95% Ghost Town Anthology (2019) A strange and unusual mix of small-town ennui, familial anxiety and existential anarchy. - Backseat Mafia EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 3, 2019
67% Balloon (2020) Loses altitude quickly - Backseat Mafia EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 2, 2019
No Score Yet Harry Birrell Presents: Films of Love and War (2019) An intimate portrait of a rather fascinating man. - Backseat Mafia EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 1, 2019
93% Werewolf (Wilkolak) (2018) An allegorical tale about the effects of cruelty on the human mind. - Backseat Mafia EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 30, 2019
57% Strange But True (2019) A breath of fresh air. - Backseat Mafia EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 25, 2019
94% Sea of Shadows (2019) Does a great job of highlighting the corruption of the authorities and the bravery of those people who put their lives on the line to save a species and thwart a multi-million dollar industry. - Backseat Mafia EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 24, 2019
90% Never Grow Old (2019) The story itself is rather predictable and slightly derivative. However, this doesn't prevent it being an entertaining and engrossing western. - Backseat Mafia EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 23, 2019
No Score Yet Best Before Death (2019) It's never anything less than enthralling. A documentary which allows its subject to take centre stage. - Backseat Mafia EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 23, 2019
62% Kaleidoscope (2017) A slippery psychological thriller - Backseat Mafia EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 18, 2019
100% The Go-Between (1970) A script which feels both authentic and slightly edgy. - Backseat Mafia EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 16, 2019