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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
4/5 93% 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)
Read More | Posted Oct 12, 2018
4/5 72% 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)
Read More | Posted Oct 12, 2018
4/5 88% 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)
Read More | Posted Oct 12, 2018
2/5 38% Johnny English Strikes Again (2018) You come away with the feeling it's time to retire this character for good.‐ The National (Scotland)
Read More | Posted Oct 5, 2018
2/5 31% Venom (2018) The shapeless, headache-inducing inevitable final showdown ironically feels like the appropriate culmination of an action approach that lacks all impact. ‐ The National (Scotland)
Read More | Posted Oct 5, 2018
5/5 90% A Star Is Born (2018) Soulful, honest and heart-breaking.‐ The National (Scotland)
Read More | Posted Oct 5, 2018
4/5 74% Black '47 (2018) A lean, mean historical actioner which doesn't hold back on brutal realities, mostly succeeding in mixing genres and grappling with weighty themes.‐ The National (Scotland)
Read More | Posted Sep 29, 2018
4/5 85% The Wife (2018) It transcends into utterly electrifying territory whenever the central couple lob venomous bombs of truth at one another.‐ The National (Scotland)
Read More | Posted Sep 29, 2018
3/5 65% The Little Stranger (2018) Even when the convoluted machinations of the plot get the better of it, there's an intriguing off-kilter flavour that carries you through its murky narrative waters.‐ The National (Scotland)
Read More | Posted Sep 21, 2018
4/5 85% A Simple Favor (2018) It's a supremely fun ride to unpack its Russian doll-like narrative.‐ The National (Scotland)
Read More | Posted Sep 21, 2018
3/5 66% The House with a Clock in Its Walls (2018) There's something joyfully old-fashioned about its wide-eyed, nostalgic sense of wonderment.‐ The National (Scotland)
Read More | Posted Sep 21, 2018
1/5 25% Mile 22 (2018) A heavy-footed, relentlessly and morosely violent action film smothered by perhaps the genre's worst affront: it's hard to tell just what the hell is going on.‐ The National (Scotland)
Read More | Posted Sep 21, 2018
4/5 97% The Rider (2018) A meticulous and thoughtful, beautifully realised and visually resplendent film that really gets under the skin of its central character and makes him a relatable figure.‐ The National (Scotland)
Read More | Posted Sep 14, 2018
5/5 98% Lucky (2017) A wonderful and fitting goodbye for an incomparable actor.‐ The National (Scotland)
Read More | Posted Sep 14, 2018
3/5 29% The King of Thieves (2018) More workmanlike than spectacular. But armed with an A-grade cast giving it their all, it transcends its shortcomings to give a breezily entertaining crime story.‐ The National (Scotland)
Read More | Posted Sep 14, 2018
2/5 33% The Predator (2018) Ultimately it's a bit of a visually ugly clutter which leaves not so much with a bad taste in the mouth as a bland one. ‐ The National (Scotland)
Read More | Posted Sep 14, 2018
3/5 40% Den of Thieves (2018) It's certainly nothing we haven't seen before done better but as a robust, unashamedly macho, resolutely-gritty crime flick, it does what it says on the tin.‐ The National (Scotland)
Read More | Posted Sep 10, 2018
5/5 91% Phantom Thread (2018) A fascinatingly layered piece of cinema that confounds and enraptures in equal measure.‐ The National (Scotland)
Read More | Posted Sep 10, 2018
3/5 51% Roman J. Israel, Esq. (2017) Washington plays it more than just a cheap collection of idiosyncratic tics and mannerisms, inhabiting the character to the fullest effect to make him a complex human being. ‐ The National (Scotland)
Read More | Posted Sep 10, 2018
4/5 94% Loveless (Nelyubov) (2018) Puts an icy hand on your arm and carries you slowly through a haunting study of societally-damaging moral detachment and the innate responsibility of parenthood.‐ The National (Scotland)
Read More | Posted Sep 10, 2018
2/5 23% Tad the Lost Explorer and the Secret of King Midas (Tadeo Jones 2: El secreto del Rey Midas) (2017) A stepping stone for its young target audience who deserve bigger and better things, and despite its lively pacing, this is a fairly trying animation to get through.‐ The National (Scotland)
Read More | Posted Sep 10, 2018
3/5 71% The Mercy (2017) There's a sincerity to Marsh's biographical retelling that's commendable, and a thematic ambiguity that's intriguing.‐ The National (Scotland)
Read More | Posted Sep 10, 2018
4/5 97% Black Panther (2018) This thrilling Marvel outing packs an intense punch, with style and personality to spare and a real stamp of cultural impact.‐ The National (Scotland)
Read More | Posted Sep 10, 2018
4/5 92% The Shape of Water (2017) A teal-coloured passion project for del Toro where emotion and ideas and visual splendour swim together in harmony.‐ The National (Scotland)
Read More | Posted Sep 10, 2018
2/5 50% Downsizing (2017) What starts out as an intriguing idea swerves into an unexpected, unwelcome and irreparably clunky territory. ‐ The National (Scotland)
Read More | Posted Sep 10, 2018
4/5 99% Lady Bird (2017) It feels real because the writing doesn't shy away from the pain and awkwardness and unexpected joys of the life it depicts.‐ The National (Scotland)
Read More | Posted Sep 10, 2018
3/5 70% Finding Your Feet (2018) A feel-good and amiable, if fairly familiar, look at what it means to find a new spark in life.‐ The National (Scotland)
Read More | Posted Sep 10, 2018
4/5 90% I, Tonya (2018) Consistently fascinating and absorbing dramatic storytelling with a vein of jet-black humour pulsing throughout.‐ The National (Scotland)
Read More | Posted Sep 10, 2018
4/5 72% Ready Player One (2018) There is a beating heart behind the glossy technical craft here, a real respect for the pop culture that so dictates everything about the film's universe.‐ The National (Scotland)
Read More | Posted Sep 10, 2018
4/5 80% Unsane (2018) An unvarnished, scarily up-close-and-personal experiment with an enjoyably pulpy B-movie sensibility but also the thematic brains to back it up.‐ The National (Scotland)
Read More | Posted Sep 10, 2018
4/5 84% The Third Murder (Sandome no satsujin) (2018) A bold gamble for one of the most humanistic filmmakers working today that very much pays off. [Kore-eda] has created a morally complex, thematically enthralling film.‐ The National (Scotland)
Read More | Posted Sep 10, 2018
3/5 36% Mark Felt: The Man Who Brought Down the White House (2017) A deliberately paced affair, slow sometimes to a fault but also simmering away ready to boil over at any moment, awash with a sense of paranoia and intrigue.‐ The National (Scotland)
Read More | Posted Sep 10, 2018
3/5 51% Tomb Raider (2018) Casting Vikander in the lead role is a shrewd decision indeed.‐ The National (Scotland)
Read More | Posted Sep 10, 2018
3/5 64% Peter Rabbit (2018) Good-natured adventure that really understands the joy of good old-fashioned slapstick.‐ The National (Scotland)
Read More | Posted Sep 10, 2018
2/5 39% Mary Magdalene (2018) Doesn't have the teeth to properly wrestle with its theological themes nor the bite to give the titular figure's perspective any real clarity.‐ The National (Scotland)
Read More | Posted Sep 10, 2018
5/5 88% You Were Never Really Here (2018) Builds like a tornado towards a haunting finale that showcases just why [Ramsay] is one of the finest and most singular filmmakers around.‐ The National (Scotland)
Read More | Posted Sep 10, 2018
2/5 0% Walk Like a Panther (2018) Set to a series of fairly naff jokes that limp, like one of its has-been wrestlers, at most towards a mild chuckle born mainly out of goodwill for a distractingly odd cast.‐ The National (Scotland)
Read More | Posted Sep 10, 2018
2/5 75% Mom and Dad (2018) You're left feeling like you've been screamed at for 80-odd minutes.‐ The National (Scotland)
Read More | Posted Sep 10, 2018
4/5 89% Isle of Dogs (2018) Stands firmly on its own four paws as a particularly rambunctious and winningly affectionate adventure that's as loving as a caring scratch behind the ear.‐ The National (Scotland)
Read More | Posted Sep 9, 2018
5/5 95% A Quiet Place (2018) An ingenious concept from which the film wrings every bit of almost unbearable tension and gasp-worthy shocks.‐ The National (Scotland)
Read More | Posted Sep 9, 2018
1/5 17% Death Wish (2018) Crass, cynical and devoid of merit.‐ The National (Scotland)
Read More | Posted Sep 8, 2018
4/5 82% Ghost Stories (2018) A playful, subversive little chiller.‐ The National (Scotland)
Read More | Posted Sep 8, 2018
4/5 92% Love, Simon (2018) Without making a fuss as a ham-fisted issues film, this is a quietly important Hollywood movie that should hopefully lead the way for more diverse mainstream stories to come.‐ The National (Scotland)
Read More | Posted Sep 8, 2018
4/5 66% Wonderstruck (2017) A sincere portrait of childhood wonderment that will speak as much to the imagination and earnestness of a younger audience as it will the nostalgia of adults.‐ The National (Scotland)
Read More | Posted Sep 8, 2018
4/5 95% Custody (Jusqu'à la garde) (2018) A fastidious family drama with a social realist power.‐ The National (Scotland)
Read More | Posted Sep 8, 2018
3/5 45% You, Me and Him (2018) A breezy, fun watch that's quick to put a smile on your face, almost at the expense of dramatic heft or realism.‐ The National (Scotland)
Read More | Posted Sep 8, 2018
3/5 77% Funny Cow (2017) Peake's layered, all-or-nothing performance is undoubtedly the glue that holds this scrappy little film together.‐ The National (Scotland)
Read More | Posted Sep 8, 2018
3/5 78% Never Steady, Never Still (2018) Raw power lies in the small moments that layer on top of one another in an uncommonly unflinching directorial style that marks Hepburn out as a filmmaker of great potential.‐ The National (Scotland)
Read More | Posted Sep 8, 2018
3/5 81% The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society (2018) Newell has done a fine job of adapting an epistolary book into something more streamlined and easily digestible, even if that means leaning more into slightly conventional territory.‐ The National (Scotland)
Read More | Posted Sep 8, 2018
2/5 36% The Leisure Seeker (2018) Something just doesn't quite gel here with a rambling script that too often leans on cliche to get by.‐ The National (Scotland)
Read More | Posted Sep 7, 2018