Suzi Feay

Suzi Feay
Suzi Feay's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer® when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Financial Times
Publications: Financial Times

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T-Meter Title | Year
4/5 87% The Mystery Of DB Cooper (2020) Interspersed in the thrilling minute-by-minute drama of the hijacking are the stories of people suspected of being responsible. Sifting the implausible from the probable makes for a fascinating show. - Financial Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 23, 2020
3/5 84% Belushi (2020) Belushi's story is heavy on the "what-might-have-been", which leaves much scope for fondness and generosity. - Financial Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 21, 2020
4/5 100% Offended by Irvine Welsh (2020) Thoughtful contributions also emerge from singer-activist M.I.A., alert to the western bias of social media, and the novelist Nadifa Mohamed, who challenges some of Welsh's assumptions. - Financial Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 18, 2020
5/5 No Score Yet The Night Notre Dame Burned (2020) It's unbearably gripping as Paris fire chief General Gallet briefs Macron. - Financial Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 18, 2020
4/5 No Score Yet Miscarriage: Our Story (2020) The programme's broad trajectory is of happiness, crushing despair, and eventual joy, though sadly not for everyone. - Financial Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 4, 2020
5/5 100% Anthony (2020) Toheeb Jimoh has to make this paragon feel like a regular lad, and pulls it off brilliantly. - Financial Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 3, 2020
5/5 No Score Yet Climbing Blind (2020) Alastair Lee's exhilarating film charts the pair's record-breaking ascent of the Old Man of Hoy, a sandstone sea stack in the Orkneys. - Financial Times EDIT
Read More | Posted May 19, 2020
5/5 93% Becoming (2020) I bet there wasn't a dry eye in the house. - Financial Times EDIT
Read More | Posted May 4, 2020
5/5 100% Confronting Holocaust Denial with David Baddiel (2020) Baddiel travels to Lithuania, where Nazi collaboration among so-called "national heroes" is still widely obfuscated. He's more concerned to understand than to condemn - even here, where denial rates remain sky-high despite laws against it. - Financial Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 13, 2020
5/5 No Score Yet New Order: Decades (2019) At the finale of the concert, the ensemble plays "Decades" in a shimmering new version - and it's gloriously uplifting. - Financial Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 2, 2020
5/5 100% The Tiger Who Came to Tea (2019) Just as in the original, the whimsical exuberance finally mutates into a wistful melancholy. This feels like an instant Christmas classic. - Financial Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 31, 2019
3/5 71% Ilana Glazer: The Planet is Burning (2020) It would be interesting to see her tackle more pushback than this audience is willing to give, but Glazer is naturally warm, shrewd and very New York in her timings and tunings or, as she might put it, "Fully psycho, yeah nuts, whatis that?" - Financial Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 30, 2019
3/5 No Score Yet Cinderella: After Ever After (2019) I suppose we must allow [David] Walliams his fun in characterising the journalists of Fairyland as covered in pustules and mud, and obsessed with root vegetables. - Financial Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 20, 2019
4/5 52% A Christmas Carol (2019) Steven Knight induces an impressively brooding and sombre tone to proceedings in this three-part adaptation, while stripping Dickens of much of his over-fertile virtuosity. The result is Dickens for those who don't much like Dickens. - Financial Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 20, 2019
4/5 No Score Yet The Cure (2019) It's not a story that requires showy acting or grandstanding performances; it's simply, starkly effective being underplayed. - Financial Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 19, 2019
4/5 100% The Case of Sally Challen (2019) Ever wondered who would frequent a brothel where there are trafficked women? Wealthy car dealership owner Richard Challen was That Guy. This gripping documentary follows the course of the appeal and the specific challenges her legal team faced. - Financial Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 10, 2019
3/5 No Score Yet The Last Faust (2019) The Last Faust represents a rare chance to see a European classic, through however distorted a lens. - Financial Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 3, 2019
4/5 No Score Yet Seamus Heaney and the Music of What Happens (2019) There's a lot of the poetry here, perhaps a little too much, as interviewees from [Seamus] Heaney's family and friends such as fellow poet [Michael] Longley and critic Helen Vendler, read aloud their favourites. - Financial Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 2, 2019
3/5 No Score Yet The Trouble with Naipaul (2019) Academic Dr Shahidha Bari assembles the case for the prosecution but also mounts a nuanced defence of a troubled man who always felt at odds with the world. - Financial Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 22, 2019
5/5 No Score Yet Hamlet (2018) Particularly well thought through in its detail, Robert Icke's production never feels gimmicky. And [Andrew] Scott's a revelation. - Financial Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 18, 2019
4/5 No Score Yet Climategate: Science of a Scandal (2019) There's an extraordinary coda to this tale, almost a happy ending. For the vindication of science, that is, not for the planet. - Financial Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 13, 2019
4/5 No Score Yet Unremembered: Britain's Forgotten War Heroes (2019) Shocking as the story is, [David] Lammy's cries of "Poor guy!" and "Ah, God!" can seem stagy... His passionate anger is, however, entirely justified. - Financial Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 13, 2019
4/5 78% Westwood: Punk, Icon, Activist (2018) Fashion, for all its seeming frivolity, is a grimly serious business. [Vivienne] Westwood showed an endearing grace, sowing the seeds of future national treasure status. - Financial Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 25, 2019
3/5 No Score Yet How to Be: Mark Ronson (2019) There's not much more to add from watching Carl Hindmarch's documentary, in terms of personal revelations. - Financial Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 22, 2019
5/5 No Score Yet Warrior Women with Lupita Nyong'o (2019) Lupita Nyong'o is an apt choice of investigator as she travels to the Republic of Benin... Far from flaunting her star status, she puts many a self-regarding TV historian to shame with her unaffected charm and candour. - Financial Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 22, 2019
4/5 No Score Yet Ian Hislop's Fake News: A True Story (2019) As the perma-smug Ian Hislop demonstrates, fake news is not a modern phenomenon tied to social media. However uncomfortable the thought, it's almost part of the DNA of the tabloid media... - Financial Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 7, 2019
3/5 No Score Yet Quadrophenia: Our Generation (2019) Distance lends enchantment and so forth, and the warmth displayed by its original cast and crew members as they reminisce is enough to burn away cynicism. - Financial Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 20, 2019
5/5 No Score Yet The $50 Million Art Swindle (2019) There are many theories about the fate of art dealer-turned-felon Michel Cohen. Film-maker Vanessa Engle has managed to run him to ground... but in many ways he's the least interesting interviewee and his story is best told by others. - Financial Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 20, 2019
5/5 No Score Yet Inside Cadbury: Chocolate Secrets Unwrapped (2019) This is a showcase of absolutely brilliant jobs. - Financial Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 13, 2019
4/5 86% Untouchable (2019) Ursula Macfarlane's sombre film is largely composed of lengthy interviews, many of them gruelling, interspersed with archive stills and a bare minimum of film clips. - Financial Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 30, 2019
4/5 No Score Yet Prince Albert: A Victorian Hero Revealed (2019) What do we know about Prince Albert? - Financial Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 23, 2019
4/5 96% American Factory (2019) In the end it becomes clear that one side will conquer in a battle between two extremes, and merely putting up a sign saying "Marching Forward to be World Leading Automotive Glass Provider" won't fix rumbles of dissent. - Financial Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 16, 2019
5/5 No Score Yet When Bridges Collapse: The Genoa Disaster (2019) When Bridges Collapse asks sobering questions about the structures we thunder over without a second thought. - Financial Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 12, 2019
5/5 No Score Yet A Fresh Guide to Florence with Fab 5 Freddy (2019) Fred Brathwaite, aka Fab 5 Freddy, insouciantly blows the dust off art history. - Financial Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 29, 2019
5/5 No Score Yet How the Middle Classes Ruined Britain (2019) Tthe programme could be seen as the BBC's feeble bid to prove that it's not saturated with well-meaning, left-leaning arty types. Yet [Geoff] Norcott is more questioning than belligerent as he goes about proving his thesis. - Financial Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 19, 2019
5/5 No Score Yet Undercover: Inside China's Digital Gulag (2019) Li's bravery in bringing us this story is off the scale. - Financial Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 18, 2019
5/5 50% Inside the Social Network: Facebook's Difficult Year (2019) [Mark Zuckerberg] problems of scale are daunting. It would be easy to chuckle at his plight, except that this behemoth implicates us too. - Financial Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 16, 2019
5/5 No Score Yet Anna: The Woman Who Went to Fight ISIS (2019) Meeting the warm-hearted Kurdish people and roaming a cemetery with thousands of war graves allows Dirk [Campbell] to put his daughter's death into a wider perspective. - Financial Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 28, 2019
5/5 No Score Yet The Unwanted: The Secret Windrush Files (2019) The programme has a bittersweet finale as some of the interviewees gain the citizenship they didn't know they lacked. Their resilience is admirable; it's a tragedy it needed testing. - Financial Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 25, 2019
4/5 88% Kate Nash: Underestimate the Girl (2018) While not quite as saddening as the recent Avicii documentary, Kate Nash: Underestimate the Girl is another indictment of the music business and its tendency to chew up young talent. - Financial Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 21, 2019
3/5 No Score Yet D-Day: The King Who Fooled Hitler (2019) Much is made of comparatively little here, but to make up for that there's fascinating wartime footage and the involvement of those guaranteed interest-piquers, double agents Garbo and Brutus. - Financial Times EDIT
Read More | Posted May 10, 2019
4/5 99% Knock Down the House (2019) It's refreshing to see how polite the Democrat political discourse is, in contrast to the deliberate boorishness of Trump. - Financial Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 26, 2019
3/5 No Score Yet Jill Dando: The 20 Year Mystery (2019) The programme is cleverly constructed in that it presents the various scenarios, making each seem utterly convincing, before poking away at inconsistencies. - Financial Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 22, 2019
5/5 83% Avicii: True Stories (2017) With the goddesses Amy [Winehouse] and Whitney [Houston], we watched, appalled, from a distance; but with Tim Bergling, it feels as though the world lost a friend. - Financial Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 19, 2019
5/5 100% Climate Change - The Facts (2019) The BBC documentary is a sobering, uncompromising portrait of the effects of global warming on our world. - Financial Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 17, 2019
5/5 No Score Yet Woody Guthrie: Three Chords and The Truth (2019) If there's anything the documentary Woody Guthrie: Three Chords and The Truth brings to mind it's the cyclical nature of politics. - Financial Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 12, 2019
4/5 No Score Yet Unstoppable: Sean Scully and the Art of Everything (2019) The programme takes Scully far too much at his own and his dealers' estimation, so thank goodness for art critic William Feaver, who sees too much bombast and self-vaunting behind the stripes. - Financial Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 5, 2019
5/5 78% The Inventor: Out for Blood in Silicon Valley (2019) Whether Holmes was even an inventor is one question thrown up by the documentary. - Financial Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 22, 2019
3/5 50% Sleeping With the Far Right (2019) It's a well-meaning but ultimately depressing programme fronted by a presenter who seems ill-equipped to counter the murkiness she uncovers. - Financial Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 7, 2019
5/5 97% Three Identical Strangers (2018) This haunting documentary uncovers as much of the truth as is possible. - Financial Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 22, 2019