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Sarah Ward

Sarah Ward
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
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
40% 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 29% 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
100% 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
98% 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 JonBenet (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
47% 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 78% 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
3/5 77% A Street Cat Named Bob (2016) Bob was a beacon of hope off-screen, and remains the same in the predictable but pleasantly palatable adaptation of his story.‐ ArtsHub
Read More | Posted Mar 13, 2017
75% David Stratton: A Cinematic Life (2017) The kind of film the man himself would likely give several stars and probably more.‐ Concrete Playground
Read More | Posted Mar 13, 2017
71% Miss Sloane (2016) Never less than involving, even when it feels a tad familiar‐ Concrete Playground
Read More | Posted Mar 13, 2017
71% Jasper Jones (2016) There's always room for a smart, thoughtful and engaging take on a well-worn premise, and Bran Nue Dae director Rachel Perkins delivers just that.‐ Concrete Playground
Read More | Posted Mar 13, 2017
6% Rings (2017) A bigger drag than Samara's limp locks.‐ Concrete Playground
Read More | Posted Mar 13, 2017
86% The Student ((M)uchenik) (2017) The end result proves commanding and fascinating, even if it's not wholly satisfying from start to finish.‐ Screen International
Read More | Posted Mar 1, 2017
No Score Yet Snow Woman (Yuki onna) (2016) A elancholy ghost story and an impressive addition to Japan's abundant horror output.‐ Screen International
Read More | Posted Mar 1, 2017
4/5 96% 12 Years a Slave (2013) The end result has momentum and meaning, and slides in amidst McQueen's excellent efforts; the only thing missing, particularly from a director known for his primal jolts and punishing journeys, is the visceral reaction.‐ ArtsHub
Read More | Posted Feb 26, 2017
76% T2 Trainspotting (2017) Ultimately, the battle between the engaging and the all-too-easy is what you'll find coursing through T2: Trainspotting's veins.‐ Concrete Playground
Read More | Posted Feb 23, 2017
93% Hidden Figures (2017) It's the sparkling individual components that comprise the ideal equation here, rather than any attempt to craft a new formula.‐ Concrete Playground
Read More | Posted Feb 23, 2017
93% Fences (2016) Above all else, this is an actor's showcase. ‐ Concrete Playground
Read More | Posted Feb 23, 2017
97% The Love Witch (2016) A few more minutes of movie than might be necessary is a small price to pay for what's otherwise a piece of cinematic magic.‐ Concrete Playground
Read More | Posted Feb 23, 2017
97% Moonlight (2016) A cinematic symphony of the patterns and rhythms that come with deciding who you're going to be.‐ Concrete Playground
Read More | Posted Feb 23, 2017
96% Manchester by the Sea (2016) Devastatingly relatable and sincerely affecting.‐ Concrete Playground
Read More | Posted Feb 23, 2017
80% Patriots Day (2017) There's a lingering sense of awkwardness that springs from the way the film leans on easy cliches, stereotypes and emotions for entertainment.‐ Concrete Playground
Read More | Posted Feb 23, 2017
34% Live By Night (2017) If Sad Affleck didn't already exist, Live By Night might've made the meme happen anyway. ‐ Concrete Playground
Read More | Posted Feb 23, 2017
70% Operation Avalanche (2016) This isn't the kind of shaky horror flick you've seen countless times before, or the type of USA versus USSR effort that has been pumped out since the 1960s. ‐ Concrete Playground
Read More | Posted Feb 23, 2017
2.5/5 42% Gold (2017) All that resonates here is an interesting story told passably as formula wins out over intrigue‐ ArtsHub
Read More | Posted Feb 23, 2017
75% Joe Cinque's Consolation (2016) Fares best as a careful portrait of a woman unravelling in an extreme manner.‐ Screen International
Read More | Posted Feb 23, 2017
No Score Yet Winter at Westbeth (2017) Spending four seasons roaming this retired artists' complex is such a delight that viewers will find themselves yearning for future installments.‐ Screen International
Read More | Posted Feb 23, 2017
100% The Family (2016) An engrossing study not just of a specific situation, but of the psychology behind it.‐ Screen International
Read More | Posted Feb 23, 2017
90% Weirdos (2016) Laced with sweetness of the melancholy kind, the film is much more effective and far less generic than might initially appear.‐ Screen International
Read More | Posted Feb 20, 2017
No Score Yet Summer 1993 (Estiu 1993) (2017) Simon's debut is both tender and determined as it relates a tale of a young orphan trying to fit in with a new family.‐ Screen International
Read More | Posted Feb 19, 2017