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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
3/5 71% Bad Times at the El Royale (2018) In its better moments, this studio oddity is a tense thriller, at its worst, draggy and self-indulgent.‐ Observer (UK)
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2/5 78% 22 July (2018) Harrowing to watch... yet offering little context and few fresh insights.‐ Observer (UK)
Read More | Posted Oct 14, 2018
3/5 75% Smallfoot (2018) The songs are a bum note, but the film does raise thoughtful questions about dogma, fake news and the identity crises that might occur once a community's core beliefs are challenged.‐ Observer (UK)
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3/5 93% Mandy (2018) As an audiovisual experience, it's certainly entertaining, and perhaps even destined for cult success, but I'm not sure its metalhead aesthetic services much more than mood.‐ Observer (UK)
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2/5 31% Venom (2018) Manages to be both rushed and laboured, rattling through an agonising amount of setups before deciding on its split-personality buddy-comedy tone.‐ Observer (UK)
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2/5 89% Skate Kitchen (2018) I can't shake the inkling that it would've worked better as straight documentary.‐ Observer (UK)
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3/5 28% Night School (2018) The film is a vehicle for Haddish, whose timing and delivery make the jokes jump off the page.‐ Observer (UK)
Read More | Posted Sep 30, 2018
4/5 84% The Gospel According to André (2018) I'm a sucker for this sort of film.‐ Observer (UK)
Read More | Posted Sep 30, 2018
2/5 74% Black '47 (2018) It's unfortunate that caricatured villains lessen the impact of the film's upward punch.‐ Observer (UK)
Read More | Posted Sep 30, 2018
4/5 98% Lucky (2017) A goldmine of small but perfectly formed parts.‐ Observer (UK)
Read More | Posted Sep 16, 2018
2/5 29% The King of Thieves (2018) There is one joke in King of Thieves, and it's that the thieves are old. That's it - that's the whole movie.‐ Observer (UK)
Read More | Posted Sep 16, 2018
4/5 97% The Rider (2018) Working with non-professional actors from the Pine Ridge community, Zhao tells the fictionalised true story of bareback bronc rider Brady Blackburn.‐ Observer (UK)
Read More | Posted Sep 16, 2018
4/5 92% Crazy Rich Asians (2018) Somewhere between My Big Fat Greek Wedding and a Jane Austen novel: meticulous and hilariously alert to social structures, family dynamics and money, with a plucky underdog heroine.‐ Observer (UK)
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86% High Life (2018) Denis' English-language debut is confronting, morbid and frequently dazzling. ‐ Sight and Sound
Read More | Posted Sep 12, 2018
95% Widows (2018) McQueen spitballs hot-button issues like political corruption, police brutality, domestic violence, sex work and even interracial relationships, but the punch is in the slick popcorn pleasure of watching these women pull off the heist.‐ Sight and Sound
Read More | Posted Sep 11, 2018
2/5 14% Action Point (2018) An alcoholic bear certainly made me crack a smile. But the subplot involving DC's attempts to bring up his 14-year-old daughter is a saccharine afterthought...‐ Observer (UK)
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2/5 61% Yardie (2018) The performances aren't bad (Ameen's charisma eclipses the expositional dialogue), but the stakes feel low and the characters gangster-movie generic.‐ Observer (UK)
Read More | Posted Sep 2, 2018
2/5 93% Searching (2018) The film doesn't understand what mode it wants to operate in; serious thriller with emotional stakes or contrived, cynical satire.‐ Observer (UK)
Read More | Posted Sep 2, 2018
4/5 86% Upgrade (2018) It's still a small, silly movie and there's nothing particularly novel or even of the moment about its technosceptic stance on machines, but as a genre exercise, it's a fun ride.‐ Observer (UK)
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4/5 100% The Eyes of Orson Welles (2018) Cousins's own eye is as attentive as a lover's, zeroing in on Welles's use of lines and space.‐ Observer (UK)
Read More | Posted Aug 20, 2018
3/5 51% Equalizer 2 (2018) There are things to enjoy.‐ Observer (UK)
Read More | Posted Aug 20, 2018
4/5 94% The Guardians (Les Gardiennes) (2018) [A] spare, painterly first world war drama...‐ Observer (UK)
Read More | Posted Aug 20, 2018
4/5 92% The Festival (2018) It's the specificity of the stereotypes that Morris hangs out to dry that make the film so funny.‐ Observer (UK)
Read More | Posted Aug 20, 2018
2/5 72% Christopher Robin (2018) It's difficult to know who this downbeat film is for exactly.‐ Observer (UK)
Read More | Posted Aug 20, 2018
86% The Miseducation of Cameron Post (2018) Akhavan opts for even-handedness instead of relying on melodrama to raise the film's dramatic stakes. It's an act of tenderness toward her characters, none of which she allows to function as a traditional villain.‐ Reverse Shot
Read More | Posted Aug 2, 2018
2/5 80% Iceman (2017) The tone flits between revenge thriller and against-the-elements survival movie, but commits to neither.‐ Observer (UK)
Read More | Posted Jul 29, 2018
4/5 100% Apostasy (2017) Kokotajlo presents this world from the perspective of somebody who has experienced and understands it.‐ Observer (UK)
Read More | Posted Jul 29, 2018
2/5 59% Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation (2018) Tepid, though not entirely charmless...‐ Observer (UK)
Read More | Posted Jul 29, 2018
4/5 97% Mission: Impossible - Fallout (2018) McQuarrie cleverly controls the ticking clock quality that makes these films so much fun.‐ Observer (UK)
Read More | Posted Jul 29, 2018
4/5 77% Cocote (2018) Gorgeous, restlessly creative hybrid fiction combines ethnographic documentary with improvised drama to explore a clash of two religious identities.‐ Observer (UK)
Read More | Posted Jul 29, 2018
4/5 45% Generation Wealth (2018) It could read as smug, holier-than-thou hand-wringing but, interestingly, Greenfield chooses also to implicate herself.‐ Observer (UK)
Read More | Posted Jul 22, 2018
3/5 89% The Receptionist (Jie Xian Yuan) (2018) Lu's script is functional, with leaden dialogue and plotting that tells rather than reveals. Yet the performances are painfully alive...‐ Observer (UK)
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4/5 57% Hotel Artemis (2018) The plot is incidental; what matters here is the action.‐ Observer (UK)
Read More | Posted Jul 22, 2018
4/5 91% A Prayer Before Dawn (2018) The combination of handheld HD cameras at close range and Nassim El Mounabbih's astonishing sound design makes for primal, first-person cinema.‐ Observer (UK)
Read More | Posted Jul 21, 2018
2/5 63% Uncle Drew (2018) Corniness abounds...‐ Observer (UK)
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2/5 66% Ideal Home (2018) Every joke's punchline is that these characters are gay, making it difficult to understand who exactly, in 2018, the film hopes to make laugh.‐ Observer (UK)
Read More | Posted Jul 8, 2018
2/5 44% Swimming with Men (2018) It's easy to lose patience with Eric's particular problems, the result of a lack of self-awareness.‐ Observer (UK)
Read More | Posted Jul 8, 2018
3/5 40% Mary Shelley (2018) While it feels stretched at two hours, its teen-movie digressions work well as opportunities to apply contemporary feminist critiques to the Romantics.‐ Observer (UK)
Read More | Posted Jul 8, 2018
3/5 53% The First Purge (2018) The Purge films are B-movies, and so this ultraviolence mostly works, though its social commentary is served a little too rare to stomach easily.‐ Observer (UK)
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2/5 89% Studio 54 (2018) It's frustratingly broad on its place in club culture.‐ Observer (UK)
Read More | Posted Jun 17, 2018
3/5 68% Ocean's 8 (2018) As might be expected of an Oceans film, things move smoothly; to its credit, there's very little fat here.‐ Observer (UK)
Read More | Posted Jun 17, 2018
4/5 88% A Ciambra (2018) A fascinating and considered study of outsider tensions, though a third-act turn that forces Pio to pick a side hammers the point home a little too hard.‐ Observer (UK)
Read More | Posted Jun 17, 2018
2/5 72% The Happy Prince (2018) Everett's familiarity with Wilde's work means that he gets the lyrical patter just right and his connection to the character feels genuine. A shame, then, that the film's formal qualities are so distracting.‐ Observer (UK)
Read More | Posted Jun 17, 2018
1/5 0% Welcome To Curiosity (2018) The eye-watering inanity of its pitifully panto-style gangster-movie dialogue ("Some have broken hearts - others have broken heads") almost outweighs its egregious sexism.‐ Observer (UK)
Read More | Posted Jun 10, 2018
2/5 48% Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom (2018) Though there are some interesting genre flourishes, and a set piece involving a gorgeous, shadowy gothic mansion, this overlong instalment is merely serviceable.‐ Observer (UK)
Read More | Posted Jun 10, 2018
4/5 63% The Boy Downstairs (2018) It offers a valuable insight into how young women can be just as bumbling, emotionally inept and ambivalent about commitment as men.‐ Observer (UK)
Read More | Posted Jun 10, 2018
4/5 100% McQueen (2018) [A] moving documentary...‐ Observer (UK)
Read More | Posted Jun 9, 2018
4/5 85% My Friend Dahmer (2017) It makes for something that ends up being sadder, weirder, more boring - but more convincing - than the average serial killer movie.‐ Observer (UK)
Read More | Posted Jun 3, 2018
2/5 70% Edie (2017) With its drab, overpowering score, this tedious drama is nearly as gruelling as the trek up Scotland's Suilven...‐ Observer (UK)
Read More | Posted May 27, 2018
2/5 14% The Little Vampire 3D (2017) A tame-enough tale of tolerance, though bonus points for a healthy dose of toilet humour and a flying, fanged cow.‐ Observer (UK)
Read More | Posted May 27, 2018