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Sarah Ward

Sarah Ward
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
No Score Yet Winnie (2017) Lamache's efforts to unravel not only the tale at hand but also the reasoning behind the many conflicting views surrounding her subject - and the ripples both leave in the country today - are deftly handled. ‐ Screen International
Posted Jan 21, 2017
No Score Yet Woodpecker (Carpinteros) (2017) It provides an opportunity to balance involving visual storytelling with an immersive emotional arc. ‐ Screen International
Posted Jan 20, 2017
No Score Yet I Dream in Another Language (Sueño en otro idioma) (2017) While grounded in the modern day, I Dream's narrative not only toys with myth-like aspects, but also intertwines flashbacks which flesh out the ailing, antagonists' feud. ‐ Screen International
Posted Jan 20, 2017
No Score Yet The Workers Cup (2017) The Workers Cup relates a riveting underdog tale about a quest for glory, while simultaneously probing the reality faced by the poorest people in the world's wealthiest country. ‐ Screen International
Posted Jan 20, 2017
3.5/5 94% Gimme Danger (2016) In what proves a primer and a tribute combined, it's the obvious affection and the unexpected moments alike that give Gimme Danger its entertaining edge. ‐ ArtsHub
Posted Jan 18, 2017
5/5 89% Jackie (2016) An interpretation of how the bereaved woman at its core copes... purposefully restless in look and in mood yet still attuned to the impact of glances, choices, words and objects. ‐ ArtsHub
Posted Jan 17, 2017
12% Collateral Beauty (2016) It's pretty hard to be overcome with emotion when you're groaning at each calculated, predictable and downright unpleasant turn. ‐ Concrete Playground
Posted Jan 17, 2017
95% The Edge of Seventeen (2016) By the time it works through the usual checklist of adolescent antics... the film won't just have imparted life lessons to the characters, but to everyone in the audience as well. ‐ Concrete Playground
Posted Jan 17, 2017
2.5/5 33% Monster Trucks (2017) Monster trucks with real monsters inside isn't the most complex concept, and nor are the exploits that result. ‐ ArtsHub
Posted Jan 17, 2017
4/5 100% Ship Of Theseus (2012) Ship of Theseus asks its audience to ruminate as much as its characters. ‐ ArtsHub
Posted Jan 9, 2017
31% Passengers (2016) Passengers does its best to coast through the cinematic realm fuelled by star power and shiny surfaces, boasting enough of both to keep your eyes engaged, but not your heart or mind. ‐ Concrete Playground
Posted Jan 8, 2017
2/5 17% Assassin's Creed (2016) Robust in its packaging yet empty underneath. ‐ ArtsHub
Posted Jan 8, 2017
3.5/5 No Score Yet Mr. Gaga: A True Story of Love and Dance (2017) There's nothing that's simple about the film's central real-life figure. ‐ ArtsHub
Posted Jan 8, 2017
2.5/5 69% Central Intelligence (2016) The line between endearing and over-extended is razor thin. ‐ ArtsHub
Posted Jan 8, 2017
2.5/5 36% The Legend of Tarzan (2016) Hardly more than adequate and workmanlike ‐ ArtsHub
Posted Jan 8, 2017
2.5/5 35% Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates (2016) Can't quite parlay its calculated brand of coasting into the cinematic revelry it aims to. ‐ ArtsHub
Posted Jan 8, 2017
3.5/5 78% Land of Mine (Under Sandet) (2017) It's the journey rather than the destination that's affecting. ‐ ArtsHub
Posted Jan 8, 2017
4.5/5 97% Heart of a Dog (2015) A lurching, lyrical expression of everything that makes existence what it is. ‐ ArtsHub
Posted Jan 8, 2017
3.5/5 95% The Love Witch (2016) A glorious feast for the senses as well as for the mind. ‐ ArtsHub
Posted Jan 8, 2017
3.5/5 73% Ghostbusters (2016) Winningly relevant, irreverent, anarchic, and delightful. ‐ ArtsHub
Posted Jan 8, 2017
3.5/5 83% The Wave (Bolgen) (2016) Gives the fright-inducing natural events their due, but also gives the human drama the same courtesy. ‐ ArtsHub
Posted Jan 8, 2017
2.5/5 84% Star Trek Beyond (2016) While the details played out on screen are barely diverting - albeit often visually stunning - the energy they're packaged with helps the film surge more than its lags. ‐ ArtsHub
Posted Jan 8, 2017
4/5 95% Hitchcock/Truffaut (2015) A manifestation of the passion that cinema sparks, as exemplified by one of the most significant acts of filmic obsession in the medium's lifetime. ‐ ArtsHub
Posted Jan 8, 2017
3/5 61% The Lost Arcade (2016) Cue an intimate effort that could never be charged with concentrating on style over substance, but could be accused of heightening sensation over aesthetics. ‐ ArtsHub
Posted Jan 8, 2017
4/5 76% The Eyes of My Mother (2016) A homage intent on weaving its influences into its mesmerising and melancholy brand of horror brooding. ‐ ArtsHub
Posted Jan 8, 2017
3.5/5 100% Everything Is Copy (2016) Becomes as layered, thoughtful, and multifaceted as its inspiration. ‐ ArtsHub
Posted Jan 8, 2017
2.5/5 56% Jason Bourne (2016) Feels like a rote instalment in a franchise that's holding on a little too long, ‐ ArtsHub
Posted Jan 8, 2017
4/5 100% My Life as a Zucchini (Ma vie de courgette) (2016) A reminder that being gifted such a tender and thoughtful observation of childhood is all too rare unless Sciamma is involved. ‐ ArtsHub
Posted Jan 8, 2017
4/5 100% Things to Come (L'avenir) (2016) Progresses towards a quiet revelation. ‐ ArtsHub
Posted Jan 8, 2017
4.5/5 57% The Neon Demon (2016) The Neon Demon could only be the product of one filmmaker. ‐ ArtsHub
Posted Jan 8, 2017
2.5/5 60% Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie (2016) Little else about Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie may justify its existence or demonstrate its relevance, but reuniting its leads with viewers does enough. ‐ ArtsHub
Posted Jan 8, 2017
2.5/5 26% Suicide Squad (2016) A jukebox of a superhero movie. ‐ ArtsHub
Posted Jan 8, 2017
5/5 92% Toni Erdmann (2016) Defies expectations - and disarms and delights in the process. ‐ ArtsHub
Posted Jan 8, 2017
3.5/5 61% The Unknown Girl (La fille inconnue) (2016) Every interaction is revelatory, though in the way fans will expect ‐ ArtsHub
Posted Jan 8, 2017
3.5/5 96% Train to Busan (Bu-san-haeng) (2016) There's little about the feature that follows that's unexpected... but there's also little that fails to infect viewers with tension-riddled enthusiasm either. ‐ ArtsHub
Posted Jan 8, 2017
3/5 82% Indignation (2016) The philosophical debate at the heart of the film works better than the sensitive romance around it. ‐ ArtsHub
Posted Jan 8, 2017
2.5/5 60% War Dogs (2016) If trying to straddle the chasm caused by the clash of a serious subject and a levity-filled, entertainment-oriented approach remains ill-fitting, so too do the key performances. ‐ ArtsHub
Posted Jan 8, 2017
4/5 97% Kubo and the Two Strings (2016) Always showcases just the right amount of creases and folds in its plot, visuals and emotions. ‐ ArtsHub
Posted Jan 8, 2017
4/5 96% Neruda (2016) The feature's pleasures and resonance only increase as the real and the illusory intertwine. ‐ ArtsHub
Posted Jan 8, 2017
1.5/5 66% David Brent: Life on the Road (2017) In this bloated, tired resurrection, too much of Brent and Gervais doing what they do best - or worst - is never a good thing. ‐ ArtsHub
Posted Jan 8, 2017
2/5 25% Ben-Hur (2016) Just as Bekmambetov can't wrangle the story into a palatable feature, neither can his largely under-used actors. ‐ ArtsHub
Posted Jan 8, 2017
4/5 97% The Fits (2016) Hightower's masterful performance [is] as successful in detailing Toni's psychological state as Holmer's striking and poetic approach, and as expertly choreographed and yet naturally rhythmic, too. ‐ ArtsHub
Posted Dec 29, 2016
61% Allied (2016) Allied flirts with more feeling, depth and interest than it shows. ‐ Concrete Playground
Posted Dec 28, 2016
89% A United Kingdom (2017) As far as rousing romances based on real-life stories go, A United Kingdom hits the jackpot. ‐ Concrete Playground
Posted Dec 28, 2016
96% Paterson (2016) A revealing character study, a reminder to recognise the small stuff that comprises much of our existence, and an appreciation of the ups and downs of living, all in one. ‐ Concrete Playground
Posted Dec 22, 2016
3.5/5 95% Moana (2016) Make[s] a familiar narrative feel like much more, and an entertaining feature ooze with thoughtful delight. ‐ ArtsHub
Posted Dec 22, 2016
2/5 40% Why Him? (2016) While the specific gags change, the broad strokes of every seen-before, sitcom-style, meet-the-parents fare typically stay the same. ‐ ArtsHub
Posted Dec 20, 2016
5/5 93% La La Land (2016) Simultaneously escaping into fantasy and reflecting reality, La La Land proves a big-hearted delight... dream-like in style but ultimately melancholy in sentiment. ‐ ArtsHub
Posted Dec 20, 2016
3.5/5 85% The Autopsy of Jane Doe (2016) Utilises customary horror components to assemble an enjoyable, assured genre effort. ‐ ArtsHub
Posted Dec 18, 2016
100% Red Dog: True Blue (2016) There's no doubting the feel-good terrain Red Dog: True Blue is playing in. ‐ Screen International
Posted Dec 16, 2016