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Shaun Munro

Shaun Munro
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
3/5 89% Happy New Year, Colin Burstead (2018) Wheatley's scattershot dramedy skirts by thanks to strong performances and its devilishly British manner.‐ Flickering Myth
Read More | Posted Oct 17, 2018
3.5/5 95% Bisbee '17 (2018) Though it sometimes trades detail for its tricksy gimmick, Robert Greene's new doc is a chilling slice of untold American history.‐ Flickering Myth
Read More | Posted Oct 17, 2018
2.5/5 89% Happy as Lazzaro (Lazzaro felice) (2018) There's probably a pretty decent 90-minute film somewhere in this needlessly sparse, sledgehammer-subtle dramedy.‐ Flickering Myth
Read More | Posted Oct 17, 2018
2.5/5 62% The Man Who Killed Don Quixote (2018) An intriguing and ambitious film though hamstrung considerably by its free-wheeling tendencies which quickly turn sloppy and offputtingly daft.‐ Flickering Myth
Read More | Posted Oct 16, 2018
4/5 99% Won't You Be My Neighbor? (2018) Even those with little prior knowledge of Fred Rogers will likely be left enraptured by this touching and affectionate documentary.‐ Flickering Myth
Read More | Posted Oct 14, 2018
4/5 85% U: July 22 (Utøya 22. Juli) (2018) A gut-wrenching document of a sickening tragedy, made all the more powerful by its decision to deny the perpetrator oxygen.‐ Flickering Myth
Read More | Posted Oct 14, 2018
3.5/5 78% Dogman (2018) While not as consistent as Garrone's best efforts, Dogman is girded by its wonderfully weedy lead actor, whose uniquely expressive face mostly carries the film through even its occasional lurches.‐ Flickering Myth
Read More | Posted Oct 14, 2018
4/5 98% Wildlife (2018) Carey Mulligan turns in her strongest performance to date in this meticulously constructed, quietly devastating family drama.‐ Flickering Myth
Read More | Posted Oct 13, 2018
4/5 85% Nancy (2018) A quietly sad, painful drama, Nancy further cements Riseborough as one of the most intriguing and under-appreciated actresses of her generation.‐ Flickering Myth
Read More | Posted Oct 13, 2018
3/5 100% Ash Is Purest White (2019) Another tough, challenging slog from Jia Zhangke, albeit propped up by Zhao Tao's thoroughly engaging performance.‐ Flickering Myth
Read More | Posted Oct 13, 2018
3.5/5 94% Sorry to Bother You (2018) An audacious if messy and sometimes overly broad satire of race, capitalism and workplace politics in modern America.‐ Flickering Myth
Read More | Posted Oct 11, 2018
3/5 64% Lizzie (2018) Chloë Sevigny and Kristen Stewart shine in this sobering, unflinching depiction of an infamous cult figure.‐ Flickering Myth
Read More | Posted Oct 11, 2018
3.5/5 97% The Guilty (Den skyldige) (2018) A predictable yet sinewy single-location thriller elevated by Jakob Cedergren's cracking performance.‐ Flickering Myth
Read More | Posted Oct 11, 2018
4/5 96% Thunder Road (2018) Jim Cummings astonishes as writer-director-star in this tonally perfect, profoundly moving comic drama.‐ Flickering Myth
Read More | Posted Oct 10, 2018
3/5 100% The Bill Murray Stories: Life Lessons Learned from a Mythical Man (2018) Thoroughly low-stakes as documentaries go, but a just-charming-enough examination of celebrity packed with amusing anecdotes.‐ Flickering Myth
Read More | Posted Oct 10, 2018
1.5/5 No Score Yet Death Kiss (2018) Once the novelty of Bronzi's resemblance to Charles Bronson wears off, this is just another low-effort thriller throwback.‐ Flickering Myth
Read More | Posted Sep 28, 2018
2.5/5 67% The House with a Clock in Its Walls (2018) Roth's most technically accomplished effort to date, yet despite the enthusiastic efforts of Black and Blanchett, it's all a bit too stodgy and low-energy.‐ Flickering Myth
Read More | Posted Sep 19, 2018
2.5/5 33% The Predator (2018) Fitfully amusing but chaotically edited, visually ugly and ultimately quite charmless, The Predator is a crushing, troubling disappointment for fans of both the series and Shane Black.‐ Flickering Myth
Read More | Posted Sep 13, 2018
3.5/5 65% Predators (2010) Though too reverent of the original Predator, this is a respectable entry into the franchise regardless.‐ Flickering Myth
Read More | Posted Sep 13, 2018
2.5/5 27% Predator 2 (1990) A bold attempt to expand its predecessor's mythos, though fundamentally hamstrung by a schizophrenic tone and Hopkins' dull direction.‐ Flickering Myth
Read More | Posted Sep 13, 2018
5/5 80% Predator (1987) Pure action cinema at its most efficient and charmingly unpretentious, Predator remains a lean masterpiece over three decades on.‐ Flickering Myth
Read More | Posted Sep 13, 2018
2.5/5 20% AVP - Alien Vs. Predator (2004) Though surprisingly well-made, AvP takes far too long to arrive at the shlock-filled showdown everyone came to see.‐ Flickering Myth
Read More | Posted Sep 13, 2018
2/5 11% Aliens vs. Predator: Requiem (AVP 2) (2007) Ruthlessly violent as fans requested, but like the first AvP, Requiem pines too much for the human element in a monster-on-monster affair.‐ Flickering Myth
Read More | Posted Sep 13, 2018
4/5 94% Mandy (2018) Though its deliberate pace might deter some Nicolas Cage devotees, this face-melting genre-bender is a persuasive argument for cinema as pure atmosphere.‐ Flickering Myth
Read More | Posted Sep 11, 2018
2/5 26% The Nun (2018) Despite the promise of a skilled cast, cracking locale and spooky villain, The Nun settles for drab soullessness in this disappointing addition to the Conjuring franchise.‐ Flickering Myth
Read More | Posted Sep 7, 2018
3/5 31% The King of Thieves (2018) A surprisingly workmanlike effort from director James Marsh, but elevated substantially by its brilliant cast.‐ Flickering Myth
Read More | Posted Sep 5, 2018
1.5/5 14% Action Point (2018) Too tame and plodding for Jackass fans while offering virtually nothing of merit for anyone else, Action Point will simply leave Johnny Knoxville acolytes begging for Jackass 4.‐ Flickering Myth
Read More | Posted Aug 31, 2018
4/5 89% American Animals (2018) An ingenious fusion of documentary and docudrama, American Animals fires a seemingly conventional heist film through a prism of questionable truth, abetted by marvellous performances and tenacious style.‐ Flickering Myth
Read More | Posted Aug 29, 2018
1.5/5 7% Slender Man (2018) Those hoping for an unintended laugh riot will be disappointed to learn that Slender Man is mostly just a flabbergasting bore.‐ Flickering Myth
Read More | Posted Aug 26, 2018
2.5/5 61% Yardie (2018) Idris Elba's well-mounted, solidly acted directorial debut is also disappointingly familiar and, eventually, a bit dull. ‐ Flickering Myth
Read More | Posted Aug 24, 2018
3/5 92% The Festival (2018) An amiable Brit comedy that balances its crude gags with an off-kilter weirdness and some spot-on observations of the music festival experience.‐ Flickering Myth
Read More | Posted Aug 14, 2018
2/5 17% The Darkest Minds (2018) A soulless box-ticking travelogue of young adult tropes that arrives years after the genre gravy train has dried up.‐ Flickering Myth
Read More | Posted Aug 12, 2018
2.5/5 47% The Package (2018) Though well-cast and absolutely watchable, The Package doesn't try quite hard enough to make the most of its grimly absurd premise.‐ Flickering Myth
Read More | Posted Aug 10, 2018
2/5 37% Extinction (2018) Is it really worth slogging through 95 minutes of overwrought, mediocre sci-fi bunkum for a few scattered morsels of kinda-intrigue?‐ Flickering Myth
Read More | Posted Jul 28, 2018
2/5 27% Breaking In (2018) Bless Gabrielle Union for the thoroughly undeserved commitment she lends to this fundamentally naff yet mildly efficient home invasion thriller.‐ Flickering Myth
Read More | Posted May 12, 2018
2/5 27% Sherlock Gnomes (2018) Its algorithm-programmed "delights" make the original seem positively soulful and effervescent by comparison.‐ Flickering Myth
Read More | Posted May 12, 2018
2.5/5 20% Terminal (2018) Messy and navel-gazingly ostentatious, but fitfully entertaining thanks largely to a scene-stealing, against-type performance from Simon Pegg.‐ Flickering Myth
Read More | Posted May 7, 2018
1.5/5 No Score Yet Duck Duck Goose (2018) Your kids, nephews, nieces and proximate littl'uns - whatever their relation - deserve so much better than this, to say nothing of yourself.‐ Flickering Myth
Read More | Posted Mar 31, 2018
2.5/5 20% Game Over, Man! (2018) There's just enough inspired insanity here to please Workaholics die-hards, even if fans of actual Die Hard might be left a touch underwhelmed.‐ Flickering Myth
Read More | Posted Mar 24, 2018
3.5/5 82% Ghost Stories (2018) Andy Nyman and The League of Gentlemen co-creator Jeremy Dyson adapt their hit 2010 West End horror play to the big screen with plenty of panache, in this familiar yet passionately wrought anthology romp.‐ Flickering Myth
Read More | Posted Mar 23, 2018
3/5 17% Dear Dictator (2018) A fun, breezy 90-minute sit starring actors who certainly aren't looking down on the material as they so easily could have.‐ Flickering Myth
Read More | Posted Mar 19, 2018
2/5 18% The Outsider (2018) As part of your subscription dues, it won't seem quite so painful a sit, but even then, do you really have 120 minutes of your life to devote to such mild, uninteresting filmmaking?‐ Flickering Myth
Read More | Posted Mar 19, 2018
2.5/5 15% Mute (2018) What could've been a dark and emotional whodunnit instead feels viscerally clipped and not particularly worthy of the clear effort that's been made building this beautiful world.‐ Flickering Myth
Read More | Posted Mar 19, 2018
3/5 100% Watu Wote (All of Us) (2017) Certainly a story well worth telling, especially in the current political climate of grotesque intolerance.‐ Flickering Myth
Read More | Posted Mar 19, 2018
4.5/5 92% The Silent Child (2017) Beautifully shot and scored though it is, it's the strength of the writing and Shelton's deeply compassionate performance that really makes this one soar.‐ Flickering Myth
Read More | Posted Mar 19, 2018
4/5 100% The Eleven O'Clock (2016) It's a delightfully absurd premise that revels in witty wordplay and is girded at all times by two brilliantly confounding performances.‐ Flickering Myth
Read More | Posted Mar 19, 2018
3.5/5 90% My Nephew Emmett (2017) A devastating dramatisation of the hours leading up to the 1955 lynching of black Mississippi teenager Emmett Till.‐ Flickering Myth
Read More | Posted Mar 19, 2018
4/5 92% DeKalb Elementary (2017) Ultimately, you'll probably be left feeling for everyone involved, even the shooter himself, with basic humanity and decency prevailing above all else.‐ Flickering Myth
Read More | Posted Mar 19, 2018
3/5 85% Revolting Rhymes (2016) Dahl's rhymes are undeniably infectious and some of the subversive moments do prove intermittently hilarious, but overall it's just fine, really.‐ Flickering Myth
Read More | Posted Mar 19, 2018
4/5 100% Negative Space (2018) It crystalises beautifully with an unexpected final rug-pull that's at once deliciously macabre and tenderly affecting.‐ Flickering Myth
Read More | Posted Mar 19, 2018