Shaun Munro

Shaun Munro
Tomatometer-approved critic
Biography:
Shaun was born in South-East England in 1988, and began pursuing a career in film journalism after completing a degree in Film and Literature at the University of Essex in 2009. As of 2017 he writes film reviews for Flickering Myth. <br> Twitter: @DuskTilShaun
Favorites:
Terminator 2, Requiem for a Dream, Pulp Fiction, Toy Story, Fight Club, The Matrix, Goodfellas, Back to the Future, The Thing, Groundhog Day, Network, Happiness
Location: London, UK

movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year Review
3.5/5 85% The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part (2019) Despite the law of diminishing returns being firmly in effect, The LEGO Movie 2 is an entertaining sequel girded by spritely animation and game vocal performances. - Flickering Myth EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 12, 2019
3.5/5 92% High Flying Bird (2019) Yet further proof that Steven Soderbergh is a master of all filmmaking trades, High Flying Bird sacrifices nothing dramatically through its low-fi technical conception. - Flickering Myth EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 8, 2019
3/5 65% Velvet Buzzsaw (2019) Too broad as both horror and satire to be truly effective, but worth watching for a mesmeric Jake Gyllenhaal performance and top-notch supporting cast. - Flickering Myth EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 2, 2019
4/5 83% Shadow Dancer (2013) Likely to be one of the year's best thrillers, Marsh's latest is a beautifully composed, wonderfully acted and thoroughly engrossing film. - CineVue EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 1, 2019
2.5/5 26% Polar (2019) It's tough to fault Mikkelsen's inexplicable commitment to the part, but the frantic, scattershot Polar is the streaming equivalent of being force-fed a share size bag of Skittles. - Flickering Myth EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 26, 2019
2/5 33% Victim (2011) There is no social realism here despite the clear attempt to say something, and backing it all to a soundtrack of garish British rap ultimately generates more guffaws than thrills. - CineVue EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 24, 2019
2.5/5 38% Close (2019) Noomi Rapace tries her best to prop up this flatly generic, offputtingly chintzy action thriller. - Flickering Myth EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 20, 2019
2.5/5 33% Io (2019) It's never fun to dunk on low-key sci-fi this well made, but ultimately the ponderous, overwrought IO is just a bit of a bore. - Flickering Myth EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 20, 2019
2.5/5 37% Glass (2019) James McAvoy's outstanding performance anchors a shockingly unsatisfying conclusion to M. Night Shyamalan's Eastrail 177 Trilogy. - Flickering Myth EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 20, 2019
4/5 88% Fyre (2019) A jaw-dropping look at what happens when ambition collides with a total lack of business nous and, ultimately, desperation both sad and sinister. - Flickering Myth EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 19, 2019
3/5 54% The Last Laugh (2019) Fundamentally generic old codger froth, yet elevated by Richard Dreyfuss' endearing performance. - Flickering Myth EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 12, 2019
3.5/5 83% Brexit (2019) A touch too cartoonish to be truly biting, but a fittingly broad polemic during the current mid-Brexit maelstrom. - Flickering Myth EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 10, 2019
2/5 No Score Yet Requiem for a Killer (Requiem pour une Tueuse) (2011) Jérôme Le Gris' film -- sumptuously shot though it is -- lazily rehashes previous girl-with-a-gun narratives. - CineVue EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 9, 2019
3.5/5 87% Colette (2018) Keira Knightley does sublime justice to her real-life subject in this lithe, topical ode to female empowerment. - Flickering Myth EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 9, 2019
3.5/5 93% Stan & Ollie (2019) A simple yet warm-hearted and charming film anchored by an incredible John C. Reilly performance. - Flickering Myth EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 7, 2019
4/5 94% RBG (2018) Undeniably a hero's portrait yet a comforting one in these trying political times, RBG offers up a snappy, comprehensive precis of Ginsburg's fascinating life and career. - Flickering Myth EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 4, 2019
2/5 32% Welcome to Marwen (2018) A fascinatingly tone-deaf misfire from Robert Zemeckis rife with peculiar directorial choices, albeit saved from total oblivion by Steve Carell's well-meaning performance. - Flickering Myth EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 3, 2019
4/5 94% The Favourite (2018) Though lacking the savage vigour of Lanthimos' previous films, The Favourite's expert acting and deliciously funny script makes for an intoxicating mix. - Flickering Myth EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 2, 2019
1.5/5 10% Holmes and Watson (2018) An astoundingly lame SNL skit stretched out to excruciating feature length, while wasting a feted cast in the process. - Flickering Myth EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 27, 2018
4/5 59% The House That Jack Built (2018) Another bravura dive down the rabbit-hole with Lars von Trier, and one tailor-made to divide, yet topped by one of the finest performances of Matt Dillon's career. - Flickering Myth EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 15, 2018
3.5/5 69% Beautiful Boy (2018) Heavy-handed and didactic in places, yet propped up by splendid performances from Steve Carell and Timothée Chalamet. - Flickering Myth EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 12, 2018
3.5/5 53% Once Upon a Deadpool (2018) Despite an undeniable whiff of cynicism and a peculiar lack of Christmas cheer, Once Upon a Deadpool is a mostly neat remix of the hit superhero sequel. - Flickering Myth EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 12, 2018
2.5/5 27% Mortal Engines (2018) Visually stunning yet thunderously dull, Mortal Engines squanders its Mad Max-for-teens hook with an over-serving of generic YA slop. - Flickering Myth EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 10, 2018
2.5/5 70% The Christmas Chronicles (2018) The Christmas Chronicles would be another bland, soulless holiday film without Kurt Russell's show-stealing presence, which for the standards of family-friendly yuletide slop pretty much makes it a tepid recommendation. - Flickering Myth EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 23, 2018
4/5 100% One Cut of the Dead (Kamera o tomeru na!) (2017) An ingenious, chest-thumpingly affectionate tribute to imagination and ideas trumping money - Flickering Myth EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 16, 2018
3/5 62% You Might Be the Killer (2018) Probably better than any movie adapted from a string of tweets ever should be. - Flickering Myth EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 16, 2018
3/5 85% Knuckleball (2018) With the easy appeal of its cast and confident style, it delivers rock solid thrills within a neat 89-minute window. - Flickering Myth EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 16, 2018
2.5/5 88% Nightmare Cinema (2018) The movie's formed whole is as inconsistent as any horror anthology ever has been. - Flickering Myth EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 16, 2018
3.5/5 79% Halloween (2018) Halloween 2018 delivers the series' only truly worthwhile sequel to date, even with a few frustrating creative calls along the way. - Flickering Myth EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 21, 2018
2/5 20% H2: Halloween II (2009) Not merely content to make a bad Halloween sequel, Rob Zombie dares to steer the franchise into pretentious territory. - Flickering Myth EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 21, 2018
2.5/5 26% Halloween (2007) Rob Zombie certainly has a unique vision for the Michael Myers myth, albeit one that undermines the haunting ambiguity of Carpenter's original. - Flickering Myth EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 21, 2018
1/5 11% Halloween: Resurrection (2002) The most cynical and low-effort of all the Halloween sequels, if mildly amusing as a time capsule of early-2000s techno-horror flicks. - Flickering Myth EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 21, 2018
2.5/5 52% Halloween H20 (1998) While sensibly brief and utterly classy compared to its horrid predecessors, H20 rarely rises above generic slasher fare outside of Curtis' entertaining performance. - Flickering Myth EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 21, 2018
1/5 6% Halloween - The Curse of Michael Myers (Halloween 6) (1995) This franchise-derailing entry commits the cardinal sin of demystifying Michael Myers with a howlingly silly origin story. - Flickering Myth EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 21, 2018
1.5/5 13% Halloween 5: The Revenge of Michael Myers (1989) It's peak absurdity for the franchise, but Halloween 5 commits the far more egregious sin of also being rather dull. - Flickering Myth EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 21, 2018
2/5 27% Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers (1988) Michael Myers may return in the series' fourth instalment, but the imagination and originality is mostly long gone. - Flickering Myth EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 21, 2018
2/5 40% Halloween III: Season of the Witch (1982) Halloween III cynically critiques consumerism all while tethering itself to a brand name in the craven pursuit of more money. - Flickering Myth EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 21, 2018
2.5/5 30% Halloween II (1981) Far bloodier and sillier than its predecessor, Halloween II is a warmed-over retread of Carpenter's classic original. - Flickering Myth EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 21, 2018
3.5/5 95% Halloween (1978) Four decades on, Halloween remains a tenacious - if messy - exercise in atmospheric thrills. - Flickering Myth EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 21, 2018
3.5/5 93% Support the Girls (2018) Regina Hall nails the role of her career in this darkly comic expose of the "breastaurant" experience. - Flickering Myth EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 20, 2018
3/5 94% CAM (2018) Madeline Brewer's fearless performance props up this uneven yet trashily compelling cyber-thriller. - Flickering Myth EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 20, 2018
3.5/5 67% Lords of Chaos (2019) Though a little overdone in places, Lords of Chaos is a fascinating, suitably bleak window into a most infamous and disturbing corner of music history. - Flickering Myth EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 19, 2018
4/5 94% Burning (Beoning) (2018) An evocative and difficult-to-shake film that overcomes its bloated run-time with a trio of immaculate performances. - Flickering Myth EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 19, 2018
4/5 88% The Kindergarten Teacher (2018) A delicious exercise in weaponised cinematic cringe, fronted by a career-best performance from the ever under-appreciated Maggie Gyllenhaal. - Flickering Myth EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 18, 2018
3/5 88% Happy New Year, Colin Burstead (2018) Wheatley's scattershot dramedy skirts by thanks to strong performances and its devilishly British manner. - Flickering Myth EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 17, 2018
3.5/5 96% 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 EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 17, 2018
2.5/5 90% 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 EDIT
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 EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 16, 2018
4/5 98% 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 EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 14, 2018
4/5 76% Utøya: 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 EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 14, 2018