Steven Sheehan

Steven Sheehan
Tomatometer-approved critic
Publications: The Digital Fix

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
8/10 93% When Lambs Become Lions (2019) The grey area between who is right and wrong feels like it has grown ten-fold by the end of the film. - The Digital Fix EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 13, 2020
9/10 93% The Favourite (2018) For all the laughter The Favourite raises, it is also a tragedy, and like the very best comedies it offers some sympathy for the demise of people being used for our entertainment. - The Digital Fix EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 6, 2020
7/10 97% Hale County This Morning, This Evening (2018) An intriguing and artistically-styled documentary that is mostly deserving of the critical praise. - The Digital Fix EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 6, 2020
9/10 86% Monsters and Men (2018) This is a hugely impressive calling card from [writer and director Reinaldo Marcus] Green, and one that deserves to be seen by as many people as possible. - The Digital Fix EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 6, 2020
7/10 91% Island of the Hungry Ghosts (2018) Not only does the title of Brady's documentary sound like the name of a Apichatpong Weerasethakul film, but the eerie, snail-paced camera pans deep inside the jungle also seem to carry the Thai director's influence. - The Digital Fix EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 6, 2020
4/10 66% Vice (2018) A film so enamoured by its own looks that once it opens its mouth you just want to cover your ears. - The Digital Fix EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 6, 2020
6/10 98% Can You Ever Forgive Me? (2018) An inoffensive story that serves as a platform for its performers, rather than creating a character study that will be worth remembering in years to come. - The Digital Fix EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 6, 2020
4/10 62% Velvet Buzzsaw (2019) It's difficult to know exactly what Gilroy is going for amidst these hodge-podge of ideas. - The Digital Fix EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 6, 2020
9/10 93% High Flying Bird (2019) This is a film rich with ideas and discussion points, including black entrepreneurship, and the tangled racial history of a country intertwined with a sport that is supposed to offer people of colour a sense of 'freedom'. - The Digital Fix EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 6, 2020
6/10 81% Boy Erased (2018) A film that mostly feels like a series of moments, rather than a coherent trajectory. - The Digital Fix EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 6, 2020
10/10 100% Dawson City: Frozen Time (2017) A heart-felt love letter that confirms how even time cannot stop the transformative power of an art form still very much in its infancy. - The Digital Fix EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 6, 2020
4/10 70% Cold Pursuit (2019) The more people that die, the less interesting and funny it becomes, until it becomes a task just to see it through to the end. - The Digital Fix EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 6, 2020
8/10 No Score Yet Teddy Pendergrass: If You Don't Know Me by Now (2018) Lichtenstein's documentary tells the story of one of soul's rawest and sexiest voices. - The Digital Fix EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 6, 2020
4/10 84% The Hole in the Ground (2019) It doesn't take long for the film to fall into the same beats and predictable scare attempts seen in many of the lesser horror's now crowding out the genre. - The Digital Fix EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 6, 2020
6/10 78% Everybody Knows (Todos lo saben) (2019) While far from a dud, this is still some way below Fahardi's usual high standards. - The Digital Fix EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 6, 2020
7/10 96% Ray & Liz (2019) The film clearly demonstrates why Billingham's childhood has informed so much of his artistic career, but it proves a little harder to find a way to empathise with it. - The Digital Fix EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 6, 2020
6/10 71% Triple Frontier (2019) Chandor teases the possibility of a sequel at the very last, but if this team decide to head back for part two there's quite a bit of work to be done to make it worthwhile. - The Digital Fix EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 6, 2020
7/10 95% Blue Note Records: Beyond the Notes (2018) Given the vastness of the label's history, Huber does manage to cover a lot of ground in its relatively brief runtime. - The Digital Fix EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 6, 2020
8/10 58% Under the Silver Lake (2019) There's no holding back from Mitchell who delivers a cult classic that will offer rewards for years to come. - The Digital Fix EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 6, 2020
8/10 100% Minding the Gap (2018) While it's a film about skateboarding, it's also definitely not a film about skateboarding. - The Digital Fix EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 6, 2020
7/10 85% The Vanishing (2019) Confident direction, a strong cast and an intense setting turn this into an extremely watchable thriller. - The Digital Fix EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 6, 2020
8/10 98% 3 Faces (2019) None of Panahi's usual wit or intelligence is missing, with the focus on outdated male attitudes and the restrictions they place on women in Iran proving to be as incisive as ever. - The Digital Fix EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 6, 2020
7/10 100% Alice (2019) Mackerras raises some interesting ideas about the different ways men and women are perceived and treated by society, either through the legal system or even by their own blood. - The Digital Fix EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 6, 2020
4/10 73% Lords of Chaos (2019) The result is a largely uninteresting mess that never once gets close to showing us anything new or vaguely interesting. - The Digital Fix EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 6, 2020
4/10 90% Shazam! (2019) Perhaps a case could be made that there is a good film waiting to burst out of Shazam! but no matter how many times you say the magic word, it never makes an appearance. - The Digital Fix EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 6, 2020
7/10 90% Happy as Lazzaro (Lazzaro felice) (2018) This slow, but well-paced drama, unexpectedly unfolds as a slice of traditional folklore, sitting somewhere between classic Italian neorealism and fantastical storytelling. - The Digital Fix EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 6, 2020
8/10 92% Wild Rose (2019) The performances feel genuine and Jack Arnold's subtle score is used intelligently enough to complement the peaks and troughs of the drama, rather than leading us by the hand. - The Digital Fix EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 6, 2020
8/10 75% Dragged Across Concrete (2019) Dragged Across Concrete is Zahler flexing his script-writing muscles, and it should come as no surprise he has also churned out five novels since 2010, with his latest feeling like an adaptation of one of his own books. - The Digital Fix EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 6, 2020
6/10 52% A Dark Place (Steel Country) (2019) It's a competently made film that retains your attention for the 85-minute runtime, but you are left to only imagine how good it could've been fuelled by better material. - The Digital Fix EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 6, 2020
5/10 78% Loro (2019) Whether the two original versions of Loro hold more weight remains to be seen, and if so, something has been badly lost in this director's cut. - The Digital Fix EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 6, 2020
5/10 55% Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile (2019) It isn't able to add anything new to the countless films, documentaries, TV shows and books that have already covered much of the same ground, with many doing so far more successfully. - The Digital Fix EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 6, 2020
6/10 87% Diamantino (2019) What Diamantino lacks in cohesiveness it mostly makes up for with ambition. - The Digital Fix EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 6, 2020
5/10 50% Tolkien (2019) Anyone who enjoys watching public school boy 'banter' being thrown around over cups of tea are in for a treat. - The Digital Fix EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 6, 2020
7/10 90% John Wick: Chapter 3 - Parabellum (2019) if you haven't got battle fatigue by the end you should prepare to suit up, reload and get ready to go out blazing. - The Digital Fix EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 6, 2020
8/10 98% Too Late to Die Young (Tarde para morir joven) (2019) Visually, Castillo's hazy, nostalgic look back at this key period in the country's recent history is akin to watching events as seen through a series of washed out Polaroid pictures. - The Digital Fix EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 6, 2020
7/10 87% Animals (2019) Regardless of their gender, most people will see something of their current, or former, selves in Laura and Tyler - and the only thing left to decide is whether to party on or get off the ride. - The Digital Fix EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 6, 2020
3/10 25% Corporate Animals (2019) Director Patrick Brice's film presents itself as a comedy and you might be of the mindset that there should be enough talent there to raise a few laughs. It doesn't. - The Digital Fix EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 6, 2020
7/10 No Score Yet My Friend Fela (Meu amigo Fela) (2019) As is so often the case with biographies, a film of any length probably isn't enough and only an extended TV series could offer the in-depth analysis fans would hope for. - The Digital Fix EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 6, 2020
7/10 87% The Nightingale (2019) It's unapologetic in the way Kent confronts the troubled past of her own country, although the equating of the abuse of white women to the near-massacre of entire race of people has continued to trouble this writer some days after viewing. - The Digital Fix EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 6, 2020
8/10 96% Hail Satan? (2019) The reality is that the more time you spend with Greaves and the members of the Satanic Temple, the more level-headed they seem in comparison to the angry Bible-bashers who cling onto outdated and frankly incomprehensible viewpoints. - The Digital Fix EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 6, 2020
6/10 97% Dirty God (2019) In terms of representation, Polak's film stands head-and-shoulders above many others who have failed to lend an authentic voice to those who feel unable to fit into the norms of society. - The Digital Fix EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 6, 2020
8/10 89% Diego Maradona (2019) As with his previous two releases, Kapadia's film isn't simply about the subject himself, but of the way fame can destroy from within. - The Digital Fix EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 6, 2020
8/10 97% Toy Story 4 (2019) It appears they have found another perfect ending for the franchise, and it's time to listen to that inner-voice and close the toy box once and for all. - The Digital Fix EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 6, 2020
6/10 63% Amin (2018) While the various threads never quite coalesce, it is always intriguing to attempt to understand the fresh perspectives offered by Faucon. - The Digital Fix EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 6, 2020
4/10 63% Child's Play (2019) Fans of the schlocky Chucky series will not find the same kind of absurd fun in this unneeded reboot. - The Digital Fix EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 6, 2020
5/10 63% Yesterday (2019) Ironically, Yesterday focusses on a man who plagiarises one of the most iconic back catalogues in the history of modern music, while Curtis seems equally happy to continue doing the same to his own. - The Digital Fix EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 6, 2020
7/10 99% Apollo 11 (2019) The wonder of modern technology has conjured up these sensational pictures, much in the same way that it transported human life out of this world half a century ago. - The Digital Fix EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 6, 2020
5/10 96% Only You (2018) Both O'Connor and Costa do what they can with the material but it isn't enough to give credibility to their story. - The Digital Fix EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 6, 2020
4/10 55% The Dead Don't Die (2019) Maybe the point is to highlight the way we are all sleepwalking into disaster with next-to-no resistance, but the film doesn't seem complex enough to offer it that much credit. - The Digital Fix EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 6, 2020
6/10 53% The Lion King (2019) The most stunningly realistic CGI you have seen to date - but the soul of the traditional animation is sorely missed. - The Digital Fix EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 6, 2020