Ruhaan Shah

Ruhaan Shah
Ruhaan Shah's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer® when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Film Companion
Publications: Film Companion

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
99% Hamilton (2020) Hamilton is an ambitious attempt at chronicling one of the most notoriously turbulent times in politics, and it is a pure, hypnotising spectacle... - Film Companion EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 6, 2020
97% Spirited Away (2002) It is a mix of the real and the surreal, enough to captivate the younger audiences and haunt the older ones. - Film Companion EDIT
Read More | Posted May 26, 2020
99% How to Train Your Dragon (2010) It's a soaring fable of humanity, on bonding and companionship, and most importantly, acceptance. - Film Companion EDIT
Read More | Posted May 26, 2020
98% Inside Out (2015) Even after having a narrative so magnified that it focuses on the mental faculties of one person, it remains universal and penetrating. - Film Companion EDIT
Read More | Posted May 26, 2020
No Score Yet The Gruffalo (2009) It is intimate and focused. It is not simply the action that shows the mouse's resilience, it is a combination of James Corden's compelling voiceover and phenomenal animations. - Film Companion EDIT
Read More | Posted May 26, 2020
65% The Lovebirds (2020) The film does a good job of balancing the seemingly disparate genres - the humour levels the action well. But beyond that, it's all just obtuse clutter... - Film Companion EDIT
Read More | Posted May 26, 2020
73% Flushed Away (2006) Flushed Away is sweetly silly and consistent - it is the perfect story for a few hours' respite. - Film Companion EDIT
Read More | Posted May 26, 2020
56% The Polar Express (2004) Director Robert Zemeckis adds tenderness to this roller-coaster ride of a train, the thrill and adrenaline are constantly offset with unrestrained emotional punches. - Film Companion EDIT
Read More | Posted May 26, 2020
88% Rango (2011) Animated spaghetti Westerns are few and far between and especially those that look like they've come straight out of Sergio Leone's filmography. The animation is meticulously detailed... - Film Companion EDIT
Read More | Posted May 26, 2020
87% Kung Fu Panda (2008) It's not the first or the last film to sermonise the idea of "never giving up," but there is a certain charm in seeing a collector of action figures, an indolent slug, turn into an animal-bashing Bruce Lee. - Film Companion EDIT
Read More | Posted May 26, 2020
82% The Book of Life (2014) Visually striking and colourful, The Book of Life is an enchanting story about a romance being withered by a conniving and greedy man. - Film Companion EDIT
Read More | Posted May 26, 2020
94% Klaus (2019) There is warmth in the wintry village and compassion amidst grudging communities. - Film Companion EDIT
Read More | Posted May 26, 2020
98% 3 Faces (2019) As a poem on despair and hopelessness is recited in the background, the film wrestles with some questions... - Film Companion EDIT
Read More | Posted May 15, 2020
96% Jafar Panahi's Taxi (2015) The car is the only spatial reference Panahi provides, and within that small vehicle, we are offered his silent dissent and resistance as well as his unquenchable need to make movies. - Film Companion EDIT
Read More | Posted May 15, 2020
97% This Is Not a Film (2012) ... His anger is quiet and frustration restrained. - Film Companion EDIT
Read More | Posted May 15, 2020
94% Offside (2006) Panahi interweaves their anxiety with the relatable urgency of watching a game. - Film Companion EDIT
Read More | Posted May 15, 2020
87% Crimson Gold (2004) The film is equally psychological as it is political, we aren't just shown how he is discriminated against, we see his visceral reaction to it at every point, his struggle and the mounting resentment. - Film Companion EDIT
Read More | Posted May 15, 2020
94% The Circle (Dayereh) (2001) Panahi here unearths the everyday sexism of the country, of what it is like to be a woman in a society dominated by men. - Film Companion EDIT
Read More | Posted May 15, 2020
81% The White Balloon (Badkonake sefid) (1995) The documentary-style realism of Panahi's cinematography adds rhythm to a prosaic city's mundanity, where even a debut film seems like the work of a veteran. - Film Companion EDIT
Read More | Posted May 15, 2020
98% All About My Mother (Todo sobre mi madre) (1999) ...this melodramatic narrative, in the end, is a satisfying story about femininity and companionship. Arguably one of Almodóvar's masterpieces... - Film Companion EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 29, 2020
92% Talk to Her (2002) The film sways between different forms of love - from tender, unconditional affection to obsession and mania. - Film Companion EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 29, 2020
60% Kika (1993) While the film could potentially border on perverse, Almodóvar walks a tight rope making sure that the bawdy comedy is consciously never vile. - Film Companion EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 29, 2020
67% Átame! (Tie Me Up! Tie Me Down!) (1990) Almodóvar ramps up the momentum of the film... - Film Companion EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 29, 2020
81% Live Flesh (Carne trémula) (1998) As Victor's hyper-masculine tendencies fuel his actions, every character's arc entangles more and more with one another. Liberto Rabal and Javier Bardem put on an immersive front and persona in this revenge saga. - Film Companion EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 29, 2020
91% Volver (2006) The film never minces its words, it unabashedly confronts the challenges women everywhere face. - Film Companion EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 29, 2020
88% Bad Education (2004) The voluminous subplots of Bad Education are never overburdening and help add nuance to the film's commentary. - Film Companion EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 29, 2020
90% Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown (Mujeres al Borde de un Ataque de Nervios) (1988) The humour is raunchy and farcical, all accentuated by an over the top plot. - Film Companion EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 29, 2020
93% Bad Education (2019) ... the increasingly unidimensional script bogs the film down to the extent that even Hugh Jackman's stellar performance cannot redeem it. - Film Companion EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 29, 2020