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Rob Carnevale

Rob Carnevale
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
5/5 92% Dunkirk (2017) A vivid, heart-pounding, emotional rollercoaster of a film, Dunkirk is also one of the most immersive experiences you could ever wish to endure. But therein lies its genius.‐ Indie London
Read More | Posted Jul 20, 2017
3/5 67% Cars 3 (2017) The third film in Disney-Pixar's Cars franchise is a back-to-basics journey of sorts, which reverts back to a more old-fashioned style of storytelling while also still managing to embrace some contemporary thinking.‐ Indie London
Read More | Posted Jul 14, 2017
4/5 94% War for the Planet of the Apes (2017) War For The Planet of The Apes... stands as a deeply impressive achievement and a shining example of how franchises can test audiences as much as they entertain.‐ Indie London
Read More | Posted Jul 14, 2017
4/5 92% Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017) It's fun. John Watts' film carries an innocence and wide-eyed brashness befitting its central character's coming-of-age journey. But it's also capable of surprising.‐ Indie London
Read More | Posted Jul 6, 2017
3/5 61% Despicable Me 3 (2017) Taken at face value, Despicable Me 3 offers undemanding fun for all the family, which zips along and delivers more than it's fair share of laughs.‐ Indie London
Read More | Posted Jun 29, 2017
5/5 94% Baby Driver (2017) Edgar Wright has delivered the film of the summer, and one of the best of the year, with Baby Driver, a heist movie that tips its hat to past classics while retaining an energy and style that's steadfastly its own.‐ Indie London
Read More | Posted Jun 29, 2017
1/5 15% Transformers: The Last Knight (2017) Incoherent, creatively bankrupt and excessive to the point of tedium, Michael Bay's farewell to the Transformers franchise is a deafening mess that will disappoint and enrage all but the most loyal of fans.‐ Indie London
Read More | Posted Jun 22, 2017
3.5/5 49% Churchill (2017) While some historians have already [rightly] criticised the film for the liberties it takes with historical fact, there is still plenty to be enjoyed and even learned from Alex von Tunzelmann's screenplay.‐ Indie London
Read More | Posted Jun 15, 2017
4/5 100% Destination Unknown (2016) Destination Unknown rates as one of the most important films of recent years. It is required viewing.‐ Indie London
Read More | Posted Jun 15, 2017
3/5 69% Gifted (2017) A tug of love comedy-drama about a likeable uncle trying to retain custody of his maths genius niece, this unashamedly treads a clichéd path but somehow endears in spite of its over-familiarity.‐ Indie London
Read More | Posted Jun 15, 2017
2.5/5 87% Whitney: Can I Be Me (2017) Broomfield really only scratches the surface, filling in a few blanks surrounding Houston's life but also failing to paint a broader picture of the double tragedy at play, which extended to the death of Houston's daughter too.‐ Indie London
Read More | Posted Jun 15, 2017
2/5 15% The Mummy (2017) Far from leaving you excited by the prospect of a Dark Universe packed with monsters, The Mummy leaves you cursing your own misfortune at having been tricked into seeing it.‐ Indie London
Read More | Posted Jun 9, 2017
2.5/5 29% Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales (2017) Salazar's Revenge may be technically proficient and entertaining enough in fits and starts. But it lacks any real wow factor and struggles to recapture either the ingenuity of the early movies or bring anything new to the mix.‐ Indie London
Read More | Posted Jun 1, 2017
2.5/5 92% Wonder Woman (2017) This latest entry into the DC Comics world is only partially successful before eventually succumbing to genre fatigue.‐ Indie London
Read More | Posted Jun 1, 2017
4/5 100% Jawbone (2017) While the basic framework of the Jawbone story hardly feels fresh, the execution from everyone involved makes it easy to overlook some of the more familiar elements. It's a sobering film, in many ways, and a quietly impressive one throughout.‐ Indie London
Read More | Posted May 18, 2017
2/5 35% Snatched (2017) A strong dynamic between Goldie Hawn and Amy Schumer cannot compensate for a lacklustre script and some bad taste comedy in Jonathan Levin's disappointing Snatched.‐ Indie London
Read More | Posted May 18, 2017
4/5 71% Alien: Covenant (2017) Scott ensures that tension is maintained throughout and may even leave you gasping for breath on a couple of occasions.‐ Indie London
Read More | Posted May 11, 2017
4/5 90% Lady Macbeth (2017) The film is a bleak offering... that begins dark and continues to get darker. As a result, it might not play to all tastes. But it remains a fiercely compelling and often shocking piece of work that lingers, if not haunts, for some time afterwards.‐ Indie London
Read More | Posted Apr 27, 2017
4/5 50% The Promise (2017) Terry George's historical epic The Promise may suffer from some self-consciously contrived romantic elements but its importance as a movie must not be under-estimated.‐ Indie London
Read More | Posted Apr 27, 2017
3/5 82% Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (2017) It's a very good sequel that can't quite recapture the greatness of its breath of fresh air predecessor.‐ Indie London
Read More | Posted Apr 27, 2017
3.5/5 66% The Fate of the Furious (2017) As entertainingly absurd as ever, this eighth film in the franchise exists to satisfy the fans and frequently does so with aplomb without ever really mixing up the formula.‐ Indie London
Read More | Posted Apr 13, 2017
4/5 67% Free Fire (2017) By populating the film with an array of colourful characters, some sharp dialogue and a keen sense of the absurd, Free Fire is a continually engaging, often thrilling cult classic in the making.‐ Indie London
Read More | Posted Mar 30, 2017
3/5 52% The Boss Baby (2017) As flawed as The Boss Baby undoubtedly is, it remains fleet-footed enough to just about get away with it.‐ Indie London
Read More | Posted Mar 30, 2017
3/5 71% Beauty and the Beast (2017) Beauty & The Beast is an efficient crowd-pleaser that makes it easy enough to overlook its flaws (especially if you're part of its target audience).‐ Indie London
Read More | Posted Mar 16, 2017
3/5 76% Kong: Skull Island (2017) Big on spectacle but short on nuanced characterisation or coherent plotting, Kong: Skull Island is a deeply flawed but somehow still enjoyable romp that entertains in spite of its shortcomings.‐ Indie London
Read More | Posted Mar 9, 2017
4.5/5 93% Logan (2017) It's not often that a film embedded in a franchise is allowed to break from its shackles to offer something genuinely different... which makes Logan, the final outing for Hugh Jackman's Wolverine, even more remarkable.‐ Indie London
Read More | Posted Mar 2, 2017
4/5 89% John Wick: Chapter 2 (2017) Overall, John Wick: Chapter 2 is a fantastically enjoyable follow-up to one of the best action films of recent years.‐ Indie London
Read More | Posted Feb 16, 2017
4/5 73% Sing (2016) While's it's true that some (if not most) of the stories are hopelessly contrived, they're played out so well that you'll be having too much of a good time to care.‐ Indie London
Read More | Posted Feb 2, 2017
5/5 92% La La Land (2016) Chazelle's movie is a must-see experience and an instant classic, entirely worthy of the adulation and awards that have come its way.‐ Indie London
Read More | Posted Jan 20, 2017
4/5 78% T2 Trainspotting (2017) Choose T2 because it's that rare sequel that works just as well -- and maybe sometimes better -- than the first. Choose T2 because... well because your cinema-going life will feel richer for having done so.‐ Indie London
Read More | Posted Jan 20, 2017
3/5 85% Silence (2017) As intriguing and thought-provoking as Silence undoubtedly remains, it's very much a flawed piece of work that could well struggle to find much of an audience beyond the devoutly religious.‐ Indie London
Read More | Posted Jan 5, 2017
3/5 31% Passengers (2016) Chris Pratt and Jennifer Lawrence provide an engaging central presence in Passengers but even their chemistry isn't enough to prevent this romantic sci-fi drama from underwhelming.‐ Indie London
Read More | Posted Dec 22, 2016
4.5/5 85% Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (2016) It's a film that should further the genuine sense of excitement surrounding this particular franchise revival, while standing as something of a classic in its own right.‐ Indie London
Read More | Posted Dec 15, 2016
4/5 71% Bleed For This (2016) Strong performances and a genuinely remarkable real-life tale help Ben Younger's boxing drama Bleed For This rise above the similarities it undoubtedly shares with other films in the genre.‐ Indie London
Read More | Posted Dec 2, 2016
4/5 85% Sully (2016) Sully rates among Eastwood's best movies as a director, while marking another personal acting triumph for Hanks.‐ Indie London
Read More | Posted Dec 2, 2016
3.5/5 96% Moana (2016) Visually stunning but narratively basic, Disney's Moana is nevertheless a highly enjoyable family movie that doesn't suffer too much from adhering to formula.‐ Indie London
Read More | Posted Dec 2, 2016
2.5/5 60% Allied (2016) Allied emerges as a curiously underwhelming affair that fails to do justice to the talents involved, or even the complexity of the story it is attempting to tell.‐ Indie London
Read More | Posted Nov 29, 2016
3/5 73% Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (2016) An entertaining if flawed first entry into a new wizard-based adventure.‐ Indie London
Read More | Posted Nov 18, 2016
5/5 94% Arrival (2016) Denis Villeneuve is fast becoming the go-to director for intelligent cinema; someone capable of traversing genre and putting his own stamp on things.‐ Indie London
Read More | Posted Nov 10, 2016
3/5 74% Nocturnal Animals (2016) Tom Ford's second film as director is an intriguing, beautifully beguiling experience that provides plenty of food for thought. But there's also the suspicion that it's a sadistic piece of work in beautiful dressing.‐ Indie London
Read More | Posted Nov 3, 2016
2.5/5 52% The Accountant (2016) Some films are so ridiculous that they entertain in spite of their stupidity. Ben Affleck's The Accountant is a classic case in point; a supposedly serious, even muscular thriller, boosted by an A-list cast that quite simply doesn't add up.‐ Indie London
Read More | Posted Nov 3, 2016
3/5 74% Trolls (2016) A sugar coated candy rush of colourful, glittery excess, Trolls is a family movie clearly designed to leave you on the highest of highs.‐ Indie London
Read More | Posted Oct 20, 2016
2/5 19% Inferno (2016) The greatest puzzle surrounding Tom Hanks' latest foray into Dan Brown territory is just how these films continue to get made.‐ Indie London
Read More | Posted Oct 20, 2016
3/5 57% War on Everyone (2017) You'll have a good time -- but even those not easily offended may also leave with certain reservations.‐ Indie London
Read More | Posted Oct 6, 2016
3.5/5 43% The Girl on the Train (2016) It's the characters you remember more than the central narrative. But if taken on that basis, it's a journey well worth taking whether you've read the book or not.‐ Indie London
Read More | Posted Oct 6, 2016
3/5 47% Free State of Jones (2016) As flawed as it certainly is, Free State of Jones still remains a worthwhile investment of anyone's time.‐ Indie London
Read More | Posted Sep 29, 2016
4/5 84% Deepwater Horizon (2016) A deservedly grueling experience - but a highly recommended one too.‐ Indie London
Read More | Posted Sep 29, 2016
3/5 76% Bridget Jones's Baby (2016) There's just enough charm to compensate for the film's more obvious shortcomings.‐ Indie London
Read More | Posted Sep 22, 2016
3/5 85% The Girl With All the Gifts (2017) Disturbing, horrific yet also intelligent.‐ Indie London
Read More | Posted Sep 22, 2016
4/5 69% The Infiltrator (2016) A smartly constructed, emotionally involving, character-driven drama.‐ Indie London
Read More | Posted Sep 22, 2016