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Rob Carnevale

Rob Carnevale
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
3/5 43% Pacific Rim Uprising (2018) Pacific Rim: Uprising is a film that's fully aware of its limitations but one that's happy to work within the confines of them and even utilise them to its strengths. As a result, it's a much more enjoyable ride than anyone might dared to have hoped.‐ Indie London
Read More | Posted Mar 29, 2018
3/5 73% Ready Player One (2018) For all of its many flaws, Ready Player One is hugely entertaining without ever coming close to the masterpiece status of Spielberg's earliest and genre-defining work.‐ Indie London
Read More | Posted Mar 29, 2018
2.5/5 41% Gringo (2018) While there are moments that impress and amuse, Gringo never quite manages to sustain its momentum.‐ Indie London
Read More | Posted Mar 15, 2018
4/5 96% Black Panther (2018) It is a landmark moment in blockbuster cinema that couldn't be more timely or more confident in its ability to be so.‐ Indie London
Read More | Posted Feb 15, 2018
4/5 92% Journey's End (2018) It is a moving, thought-provoking piece of work that genuinely impresses.‐ Indie London
Read More | Posted Feb 1, 2018
4/5 82% Early Man (2018) It adheres to a classic British sense of humour, traditional values and warm-hearted storytelling. And yet, simultaneously, it's alive with invention.‐ Indie London
Read More | Posted Jan 25, 2018
5/5 97% Coco (2017) Coco is a magical journey that is as uplifting as it is -- at times -- heart-breaking.‐ Indie London
Read More | Posted Jan 18, 2018
4/5 87% The Post (2018) The Post is a smart, astute piece of cinema that entertains in spades while still having plenty to say on a political, social and journalistic level. It is a film worthy of the heavyweight talent it has attracted.‐ Indie London
Read More | Posted Jan 18, 2018
3/5 57% The Commuter (2018) A trashy, enjoyable B-movie that succeeds in spite of its own absurdity.‐ Indie London
Read More | Posted Jan 18, 2018
5/5 92% Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (2017) Such is the power of McDonagh's screenplay, that you'll feel as though you've been taken on a journey that's as profound and moving as it is -- at times -- shocking and thought-provoking.‐ Indie London
Read More | Posted Jan 11, 2018
4/5 82% Molly's Game (2018) Molly's Game functions as both a scintillating character study and a fascinating expose. It's well worth booking a seat at this table.‐ Indie London
Read More | Posted Jan 4, 2018
2/5 31% Pitch Perfect 3 (2017) The film feels like a flimsy attempt to get The Bellas back together. It's bereft of good ideas and tone deaf in terms of decent dialogue.‐ Indie London
Read More | Posted Dec 21, 2017
4/5 91% Star Wars: The Last Jedi (2017) Johnson has delivered the goods: a film that isn't afraid to be ambitious, that delights and dazzles in equal measure, while providing a worthwhile emotional investment. It is a crowd-pleaser that will be wholeheartedly embraced by fans.‐ Indie London
Read More | Posted Dec 12, 2017
3.5/5 71% Ferdinand (2017) Ferdinand is a family-friendly heart-warmer that wins you over in spite of its flaws.‐ Indie London
Read More | Posted Dec 12, 2017
4/5 85% Battle of the Sexes (2017) Battle of the Sexes shows how those seeds of change were sewn. As such, it's game, set and match to female empowerment that deserves to be a smash hit with audiences.‐ Indie London
Read More | Posted Nov 29, 2017
4/5 28% Suburbicon (2017) Suburbicon is a dark delight -- a film that keeps you guessing, as well as appalled and amused. And the less you know going in, the better.‐ Indie London
Read More | Posted Nov 22, 2017
1.5/5 40% Justice League (2017) As with the lamentable Suicide Squad, Justice League opts for action over substance, forgoing any depth and dropping in only token attempts at humour. It's essentially one long third act, which is as deafening as it is dull.‐ Indie London
Read More | Posted Nov 16, 2017
5/5 100% Paddington 2 (2018) By turns charming and hilarious, Paddington 2 is that rare sequel that actually betters the original in almost every way.‐ Indie London
Read More | Posted Nov 9, 2017
4/5 92% Thor: Ragnarok (2017) Shot through with self-deprecating wit, slapstick (and knockabout) humour and all kinds of eccentric characters and elements, Thor: Ragnarok feels fresh, exciting and hugely entertaining.‐ Indie London
Read More | Posted Oct 26, 2017
4/5 100% Earth: One Amazing Day (2017) Earth: One Amazing Day is designed to astonish and astound. It's packed with fascinating anecdotes, facts and figures.‐ Indie London
Read More | Posted Oct 19, 2017
5/5 87% Blade Runner 2049 (2017) Could Villeneuve match, let alone surpass, that original? Well, the answer is a resounding yes. ... Blade Runner 2049 is visually stunning, emotionally stimulating and -- at times -- emotionally devastating.‐ Indie London
Read More | Posted Oct 5, 2017
3.5/5 52% Kingsman: The Golden Circle (2017) It's a measure of the film's overall success, however, that despite its hit-and-miss elements it still entertains tremendously for long periods.‐ Indie London
Read More | Posted Sep 21, 2017
4/5 85% In Syria (Insyriated) (2017) A thoughtful, eye-opening experience that puts an all-too human face on a crisis that continues to make headlines.‐ Indie London
Read More | Posted Sep 7, 2017
4/5 87% Wind River (2017) Taking its inspiration from several grim statistics, the film functions as both a first rate thriller and the type of movie that highlights an American social injustice while posing serious questions for anyone willing to listen.‐ Indie London
Read More | Posted Sep 7, 2017
2/5 74% The Limehouse Golem (2017) As lofty as the ambitions of The Limehouse Golem are, the film rather criminally wastes so much of its potential.‐ Indie London
Read More | Posted Sep 7, 2017
2/5 44% Moon Dogs (2016) Philip John's Moon Dogs is overly generic and lacking in likeable characters.‐ Indie London
Read More | Posted Aug 31, 2017
4/5 84% Detroit (2017) Bigelow's latest is a harrowing and utterly gripping pressure cooker of a film that thrusts you into a nightmare from which many, sadly, are still unable to wake.‐ Indie London
Read More | Posted Aug 24, 2017
4/5 93% Logan Lucky (2017) Logan's Lucky feels like a filmmaker re-indulging a passion. It's beautifully shot, as stylish as ever, impeccably acted and typically articulate.‐ Indie London
Read More | Posted Aug 24, 2017
2/5 40% The Hitman's Bodyguard (2017) One or two decent moments aside, The Hitman's Bodyguard is a wholly unsavoury experience.‐ Indie London
Read More | Posted Aug 17, 2017
4/5 77% Atomic Blonde (2017) Occasionally muddled and nowhere near as feminist as it should have been, Atomic Blonde still emerges -- battered and bruised -- as a tremendously entertaining action-adventure that deserves to kick-start its own franchise.‐ Indie London
Read More | Posted Aug 10, 2017
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 68% 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 93% 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 59% 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 93% 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 16% 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 (2017) 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 73% 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 30% 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 96% 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 36% 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 67% 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 89% 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 49% 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 83% 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