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Sarah Ward

Sarah Ward
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
87% Their Finest (2017) There's plenty of sweetness, satire and insight inside - and a gentle yet clear rallying cry against sexism as well.‐ Concrete Playground
Read More | Posted Apr 25, 2017
80% Personal Shopper (2017) A ghost film haunted several times over, and haunting in just as many ways.‐ Concrete Playground
Read More | Posted Apr 23, 2017
90% Raw (2017) Absolutely vital viewing... you're going to want to consume every last morsel of Ducournau's film. ‐ Concrete Playground
Read More | Posted Apr 23, 2017
78% Berlin Syndrome (2017) A murky, confronting trip.‐ Concrete Playground
Read More | Posted Apr 23, 2017
92% Certain Women (2016) Every masterfully-composed frame seethes with thoughts left unspoken but sentiments still made plain.‐ Concrete Playground
Read More | Posted Apr 23, 2017
4.5/5 92% Certain Women (2016) An intimate, expressive psychological exercise in examining the ebbs and flows of life on both a micro and macro level.‐ ArtsHub
Read More | Posted Apr 23, 2017
83% Denial (2016) Makes for fascinating viewing.‐ Concrete Playground
Read More | Posted Apr 18, 2017
4/5 88% Frantz (2017) Both the story and the visuals have the air of having been conjured into existence in precise strokes, each more exacting than the last. ‐ ArtsHub
Read More | Posted Apr 12, 2017
3/5 66% The Fate of the Furious (2017) A reliable but never remarkable addition to the fold.‐ ArtsHub
Read More | Posted Apr 12, 2017
78% Colossal (2017) Come for the Godzilla-scale antics; stay for an insightful exploration of the destructive tendencies that lurk within us all, as well as an unexpected celebration of female empowerment.‐ Concrete Playground
Read More | Posted Apr 12, 2017
4/5 93% A Silent Voice (Koe no katachi) (2016) An emotionally detailed portrait of coming-of-age and the high school politics that go along with it, not to mention a universally relatable one.‐ ArtsHub
Read More | Posted Apr 10, 2017
1.5/5 16% CHIPS (2017) Something approaching 21 Jump Street meets Fast and Furious might've been the movie's ideal final destination, but it doesn't ever drive in the same lanes as either.‐ ArtsHub
Read More | Posted Apr 10, 2017
3/5 100% Dance Academy: The Movie (2017) What it lacks in surprises, it makes up for in poise, a standard coat of glossy-imaged polish, and an affable teen melodrama air.‐ ArtsHub
Read More | Posted Apr 10, 2017
3.5/5 100% Zach's Ceremony (2016) Personal, intimate and specific... also broad, urgent and vital, painting a portrait of what it means to be a young indigenous Australian.‐ ArtsHub
Read More | Posted Apr 10, 2017
91% Indivisible (Indivisibili) (2016) Indivisible peers and probes, offering a sensitive, insightful and sometimes even dream-like rumination on the cost of seeking and subverting normality.‐ Screen International
Read More | Posted Apr 7, 2017
3.5/5 46% Ghost in the Shell (2017) Proves lavish but not slavish... Ghost in the Shell's balance of old and new story elements achieves more than it might seem. ‐ ArtsHub
Read More | Posted Apr 2, 2017
88% Land of Mine (Under Sandet) (2017) Even when Land of Mine charts a predictable path, it remains gripping from start to finish.‐ Concrete Playground
Read More | Posted Apr 2, 2017
100% Clash (Eshtebak) (2016) It's impossible not to be immersed in the characters' harrowing ordeal, and to feel every bump, jump, fight and fear-filled moment.‐ Concrete Playground
Read More | Posted Mar 29, 2017
3/5 90% The Lego Batman Movie (2017) There are pleasures to be found within the zesty effort, though perhaps not quite enough required to sustain the feature's 104-minute running time. ‐ ArtsHub
Read More | Posted Mar 27, 2017
47% Saban's Power Rangers (2017) One day, making sure each movie is engaging on its own, rather than acting as filler for more to come, might become a priority again. Unfortunately, that's not the case here.‐ Concrete Playground
Read More | Posted Mar 27, 2017
3.5/5 67% Life (2017) Life finds a way to exist, engage and entertain in cinema's space realm.‐ ArtsHub
Read More | Posted Mar 26, 2017
71% Beauty and the Beast (2017) The expectedly impassioned Watson, suitably brooding Stevens and gloriously pompous Evans all help make this timeless tale seem equally nostalgic and new.‐ Concrete Playground
Read More | Posted Mar 26, 2017
3/5 No Score Yet The Odyssey (L'odyssée) (2016) Of paramount importance is The Odyssey's ability to capture the wonders of the sea and evoke the feeling that entranced Jacques, which it achieves handsomely and convincingly. ‐ ArtsHub
Read More | Posted Mar 26, 2017
2.5/5 92% The Eagle Huntress (2016) A rousing effort filled with inspiration, yet told in a thoroughly routine fashion.‐ ArtsHub
Read More | Posted Mar 22, 2017
41% A Cure For Wellness (2017) Plays like the kind of feverish dream you might have after marathoning all of your favourite spooky movies, with your brain trying to mash everything into one over-the-top package.‐ Concrete Playground
Read More | Posted Mar 21, 2017
3/5 100% AWOL (2016) An affecting clash between yearning to escape your fate, and knowing that truly leaving something or somewhere behind isn't easy.‐ ArtsHub
Read More | Posted Mar 21, 2017
2/5 53% The Boss Baby (2017) Laughing at a tot with a man's voice works once, but rarely after that.‐ ArtsHub
Read More | Posted Mar 21, 2017
89% Loving (2016) A contemplative, considered, sensitive and sincere account of a relationship attacked from the outside, but never under threat from within.‐ Concrete Playground
Read More | Posted Mar 20, 2017
50% The Death and Life of Otto Bloom (2016) Intriguing on paper, underwhelming in execution. ‐ Concrete Playground
Read More | Posted Mar 20, 2017
97% The Salesman (Forushande) (2017) Farhadi is a master of observing just how the bonds of matrimony can unravel, but seven films in there's no avoiding the feeling that you've seen some of it before.‐ Concrete Playground
Read More | Posted Mar 20, 2017
3/5 100% Women Who Kill (2016) Appealing as the film's storyline is, and adept as the feature proves at navigating shifts in tone from amusing to sinister and back again too, it's minutiae that matters most.‐ ArtsHub
Read More | Posted Mar 20, 2017
4/5 85% Silence (2017) When it comes to both lengthy looks and the questions of faith that inspire them, Silence has many.‐ ArtsHub
Read More | Posted Mar 20, 2017
92% God's Own Country (2017) A film of sprawling landscapes and surging urges - with both weathering hardships but proving rich and resonant. ‐ Concrete Playground
Read More | Posted Mar 13, 2017
90% On the Beach at Night Alone (Bamui haebyun-eoseo honja) (2017) Every one of Hong Sang-soo's efforts has their delights.‐ Concrete Playground
Read More | Posted Mar 13, 2017
99% I Am Not Your Negro (2017) Every syllable spoken couldn't be more perceptive - or, even though they were written decades ago, still relevant today.‐ Concrete Playground
Read More | Posted Mar 13, 2017
71% Spoor (Pokot) (2017) Moody and sometimes amusing... flits between mystery, thriller, black comedy and even fairy tale elements.‐ Concrete Playground
Read More | Posted Mar 13, 2017
100% On Body and Soul (A Teströl és Lélekröl) (2017) Writer/director Ildikó Enyedi takes her time to spin a tale of austere lives and vivid dreams.‐ Concrete Playground
Read More | Posted Mar 13, 2017
100% Casting JonBenét (2017) Disarmingly revealing insights about how we filter the events of the world through our own experiences.‐ Concrete Playground
Read More | Posted Mar 13, 2017
100% The Party (2017) A lively and hilarious comedy filled with sparkling dialogue and intent on unpacking the political climate in Britain.‐ Concrete Playground
Read More | Posted Mar 13, 2017
91% The Other Side of Hope (Toivon tuolla puolen) (2017) The balance of deadpan humour and heartfelt drama Aki Kaurismäki cultivates time and again isn't an easy one, even if he makes it seem otherwise. ‐ Concrete Playground
Read More | Posted Mar 13, 2017
100% A Fantastic Woman (Una mujer fantástica) (2017) Empathetic and engaging from start to finish, complete with an exceptional lead performance and one perfect song cue.‐ Concrete Playground
Read More | Posted Mar 13, 2017
100% Call Me by Your Name (2017) Couldn't be more seductive, from the sumptuous sights of its scenic Italian setting to the summertime heat - and sizzling sentiments to match - that radiate from the screen.‐ Concrete Playground
Read More | Posted Mar 13, 2017
No Score Yet Bad Girl (2016) Though charting the darker side of friendship is similarly commonplace on screen, this Aussie effort boasts more than enough twists and insights to retain attention.‐ Concrete Playground
Read More | Posted Mar 13, 2017
100% Things to Come (L'avenir) (2016) Moving and revelatory.‐ Concrete Playground
Read More | Posted Mar 13, 2017
46% It's Only the End of the World (Juste la fin du monde) (2016) Plenty of emotion-dripping French family drama and eye-catching visuals to enjoy.‐ Concrete Playground
Read More | Posted Mar 13, 2017
40% Daguerrotype (Le secret de la chambre noire) (2016) Doesn't take long for its Gothic charms to work their magic.‐ Concrete Playground
Read More | Posted Mar 13, 2017
1.5/5 17% A Few Less Men (2016) Every moment overstays its welcome. ‐ ArtsHub
Read More | Posted Mar 13, 2017
3/5 77% Kong: Skull Island (2017) It mightn't always be smart and logical, and its rarely unpredictable, but Kong: Skull Island is consistently enjoyable in the giant-creature-threatens-humanity tradition.‐ ArtsHub
Read More | Posted Mar 13, 2017
4/5 92% Logan (2017) Concerned with the here and now rather than with what will come, it's the cinematic equivalent of a long life brought to its natural conclusion and given a meaty, meaningful send off. ‐ ArtsHub
Read More | Posted Mar 13, 2017
2/5 27% Fist Fight (2017) Comes together with the colour and energy of someone who is excited about their concept and in a rush to get everything on the screen, though that's not particularly a positive development.‐ ArtsHub
Read More | Posted Mar 13, 2017