Ross Miller

Ross Miller
Tomatometer-approved critic

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
86% Run (2019) The fact that in a thrifty 76 minute runtime we feel like there's a real journey and sense of growth is a quietly impressive feat. - SNACK Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted May 27, 2020
100% James VS His Future Self (2020) By focusing on the human element, it becomes an affable, surprisingly-tender dramedy that uses sci-fi as a boost rather than the endgame. - SNACK Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 19, 2020
No Score Yet Gutterbee (2019) There's a definite distinct filmmaking style at play here and a backbone of pointed political satire about right-wing America and fear of the other. - SNACK Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 9, 2020
100% Our Ladies (2019) Has a vein of truth running throughout as it paints a convincing portrait of female friendship. - SNACK Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 9, 2020
79% How to Build a Girl (2020) Director Coky Giedroyc, using a screenplay by Moran herself, carves a distinctive path with a fun, creative film that finds new ways to tap into the experience of growing up. - SNACK Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 8, 2020
44% Love Sarah (2020) It all combines together to make for a deliciously sweet movie in more ways than one. - SNACK Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 7, 2020
72% Vivarium (2020) Can be enjoyed purely as a "what the hell is going on?" Cube meets Pleasantville oddball mystery or as a deeper allegory. - SNACK Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 6, 2020
93% Hush (2016) If you ever get dejected with the so-called awful state of modern horror filmmaking, all you need to do is look at Hush and you'll be reminded that effective horror is still alive and well. - Thoughts On Film EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 22, 2019
4/5 81% Molly's Game (2018) Sorkin steps behind the camera for the first time with an entertaining, relentlessly loquacious look at one woman's outrageous true story that feels tailor made for cinema. - The National (Scotland) EDIT
Read More | Posted May 25, 2019
4/5 84% Monsters and Men (2018) A thoughtful, ambitious and keenly-judged feature debut from Reinaldo Marcus Green that deals with the ricocheting effect of a black man being gunned down by police officers. - Thoughts On Film EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 15, 2019
4/5 92% Stan & Ollie (2019) [A] lovely warm hug of a biopic featuring two terrific central performances that make you feel like you're watching the real Laurel and Hardy right before your very eyes. - Thoughts On Film EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 11, 2019
4/5 93% The Favourite (2018) Once you settle into the tone of the piece, it's one of the finest recent examples of directorial mannerisms propping up the strengths of words and vice versa. - The National (Scotland) EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 30, 2018
4/5 79% Mary Poppins Returns (2018) Blunt is a terrific bit of casting, finding the essence of the character while putting down her own enjoyably mannered stamp. - The National (Scotland) EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 30, 2018
3/5 91% Bumblebee (2018) We now have a Transformers film that remembers to have fun and, most importantly, realises that even a little heart goes a long way. - The National (Scotland) EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 30, 2018
3/5 26% Mortal Engines (2018) It has flaws to spare... but fairly rewarding in its sense of immersion in a well-designed world of towering scale that reminds us why the big screen is referred to as such. - The National (Scotland) EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 16, 2018
4/5 97% Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (2018) A visually stunning, innovative incarnation of the character. - The National (Scotland) EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 16, 2018
3/5 65% Aquaman (2018) The film is a treat to behold whenever it dives into the ocean as Wan embraces the absurdity at every turn, wearing the inherent goofiness as a badge of honour. - The National (Scotland) EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 16, 2018
4/5 93% The Old Man & the Gun (2018) Rarely has a film about stealing been so nice. In its own unassuming way, it's an affecting and strangely comforting experience. - The National (Scotland) EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 9, 2018
3/5 93% Sorry to Bother You (2018) Its swagger and sheer brazen weirdness is to be admired, commended and revelled in because we just don't get films like this very often. - The National (Scotland) EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 9, 2018
3/5 53% Mowgli: Legend of the Jungle (2018) [Has] bite and grit to spare, sometimes at the expense of making it all hang together, but it's refreshing to see a version of the story stare meaningfully into the void. - The National (Scotland) EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 9, 2018
4/5 77% Anna and the Apocalypse (2018) It has swagger, personality and confidence but also a heartfelt sincerity that's as refreshing as it is endearing. - The National (Scotland) EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 1, 2018
4/5 83% Creed II (2018) Director Steven Caple Jr. takes over from Ryan Coogler to deliver a worthy follow-up that lands heavy blows where it counts and in a few places that are unexpected. - The National (Scotland) EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 1, 2018
4/5 88% Ralph Breaks the Internet (2018) Manages to integrate the [internet's] simultaneous vastness & intricacy in a way that's both inventive in pushing the narrative forward & just fun to behold for its own sake. - The National (Scotland) EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 1, 2018
2/5 39% The Girl in the Spider's Web (2018) Gets too tangled up in its own pedestrian yet needlessly convoluted narrative web. - The National (Scotland) EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 24, 2018
4/5 74% Assassination Nation (2018) This incendiary, no-holds-barred film feels like it has been birthed, blood-covered and screaming, from the era in which we live. - The National (Scotland) EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 24, 2018
1/5 15% Robin Hood (2018) Rarely has there been so much stuff happening on-screen at the one time that amounts to so little. It's just noise you wish could be turned down. - The National (Scotland) EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 24, 2018
4/5 90% The Ballad of Buster Scruggs (2018) A minor Coen effort in the grand scheme, but this whimsical, offbeat, surprising, beautifully self-aware and strangely affecting chronicle is a treat for fans of their work. - The National (Scotland) EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 18, 2018
4/5 66% Suspiria (2018) Difficult and self-indulgent but also fascinatingly probing and endlessly ambitious in structure, themes and the out-there places it's willing to take the audience. - The National (Scotland) EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 18, 2018
3/5 36% Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald (2018) Conjures enough wistful enchantment in the little moments or wow-factor visual spectacle in ostentatious set-pieces.. But it doesn't half tie itself up in knots getting there. - The National (Scotland) EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 18, 2018
4/5 81% Overlord (2018) Satisfyingly commits with gnashed, quasi-zombified teeth to its B-horror movie sensibilities. - The National (Scotland) EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 10, 2018
4/5 91% Widows (2018) Those performances and McQueen's deft directorial handling of thrills mixed with larger themes makes sure this superior crime saga stands out from the crowd. - The National (Scotland) EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 10, 2018
4/5 61% Outlaw King (2018) What's important here is that the film evokes the essence of the man as much as it gives a firm portrayal of what his outlaw rebellion stood for and meant to the people. - The National (Scotland) EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 10, 2018
2/5 35% The Jungle Bunch (Les as de la jungle) (2017) The narrative somehow manages to feel both restless and painfully slow at times. - The National (Scotland) EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 6, 2018
4/5 90% Mirai (2018) This is a beautiful film, dazzling and bold yet gentle-hearted in the ways it goes about presenting its world. - The National (Scotland) EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 4, 2018
1/5 39% Slaughterhouse Rulez (2018) The script simply isn't sharp enough here to sell as proper reverence, instead coming off as a cheap wannabe with a dislodged funny bone and very little bite. - The National (Scotland) EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 4, 2018
4/5 66% Peterloo (2019) [There's] a sense of a collective voice speaking through individuals, each brought to colourful life by a dense script and stellar performances. - The National (Scotland) EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 4, 2018
4/5 97% Coco (2017) The film brilliantly races along to the melody of several ear-worm musical numbers that will have you humming along as they touch your soul. - The National (Scotland) EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 30, 2018
3/5 56% The Commuter (2018) The film fits a familiar mould but at least it attempts to visually stand out from the crowd. - The National (Scotland) EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 30, 2018
4/5 88% The Post (2018) Makes sure its unashamedly idealised points about freedom of the press and political culpability stand loud, proud and are as timely now as they were back then. - The National (Scotland) EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 30, 2018
3/5 80% Early Man (2018) This is another likeable, affectionate family [Aardman] animation that benefits from the human touch. - The National (Scotland) EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 30, 2018
3/5 60% Bohemian Rhapsody (2018) And yet, for all its faults, there's enough going on in Bohemian Rhapsody that grabs the attention. This mostly falls at the feet of Rami Malek, who goes above and beyond. - The National (Scotland) EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 27, 2018
4/5 97% The Hate U Give (2018) A powerful and essential film for today, fuelled with passion and anger but also courage and the sincere hope to see things change for the good and for always. - The National (Scotland) EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 27, 2018
4/5 90% Possum (2018) Propelled by a limitless feeling of dread, Holness' film blurs the lines between nightmare and reality to conjure what is a deeply unsettling experience. - The National (Scotland) EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 27, 2018
2/5 55% The Descent 2 (2009) Overall The Descent: Part 2 is a major step down from the first film in almost every area, from the amount of scares to the effectiveness of the gore and even down to such things as the dialogue. - Screen Rant EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 19, 2018
4/5 82% Fahrenheit 11/9 (2018) Tackles a big, messy subject and while that gets the better of it at times there's nevertheless a determined, angry fire raging underneath which makes for compelling viewing. - The National (Scotland) EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 19, 2018
2/5 47% Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween (2018) For all but absolute newcomers to that sort of thing, it leaves many tricks and treats to be desired. - The National (Scotland) EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 19, 2018
3/5 79% Halloween (2018) In shrewdly wiping the slate clean from the bloody mess of the franchise's diminishing returns, it provides an efficient and effective pay-off after a long wait. - The National (Scotland) EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 19, 2018
4/5 91% Mandy (2018) We have a one-of-a-kind actor on delightfully unhinged form... the film delights in letting Nicolas out of the Cage. - The National (Scotland) EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 12, 2018
4/5 75% Bad Times at the El Royale (2018) A bold, playful film that feels bathed in the very essence of noir cinema and all the delicious unravelling of mysteries it has to offer. - The National (Scotland) EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 12, 2018
4/5 86% First Man (2018) Importantly, the domestic drama rings true, lending the intricacies and careful calculations of the training and the eventual mission itself a crucial emotional backbone. - The National (Scotland) EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 12, 2018