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Tim Robey

Tim Robey
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
3/5 68% Happy Death Day (2017) Happy Death Day might be the cheeriest slasher film ever made. It doubles as a romcom, trebles as campus satire, quadruples as anything else you like, really.‐ Daily Telegraph (UK)
Read More | Posted Oct 19, 2017
3/5 53% Jungle (2017) It's one of [Radcliffe's] best performances - strong enough to help the film ride out its considerable bumps ...‐ Daily Telegraph (UK)
Read More | Posted Oct 19, 2017
4/5 96% The Death of Stalin (2017) Depending on your point of view, The Death of Stalin is either a sly, wintry satire on Armando Iannucci's usual theme of squawking political idiocy, or an insidious attempt to destabilise the Russian establishment with relentless dagger-blows.‐ Daily Telegraph (UK)
Read More | Posted Oct 19, 2017
3/5 73% The Ritual (2017) [Rafe Spall is] daringly dislikeable, which is the film's boldest decision, but there's enough texture to the role that you root for him to realise his own value and man up.‐ Daily Telegraph (UK)
Read More | Posted Oct 17, 2017
3/5 78% Loving Vincent (2017) Corn fields shimmer and rustle with slight flickers of the impasto. The night sky sparkles and swirls. And faces - even the recognisable ones of a noted British cast - pose for a set of portraits that are rarely short of captivating.‐ Daily Telegraph (UK)
Read More | Posted Oct 12, 2017
1/5 9% The Snowman (2017) The Snowman goes wrong quickly, permanently, and in a spiral, turning into a nonsensical nightmare of Scandi-noir howlers from which you sometimes feel you may never awaken.‐ Daily Telegraph (UK)
Read More | Posted Oct 12, 2017
3/5 89% Journey's End (2018) If there's something holiday-schoolwork-ish about it - very decent, not quite urgent - some wonderfully acted moments carry the day.‐ Daily Telegraph (UK)
Read More | Posted Oct 8, 2017
3/5 43% The Mountain Between Us (2017) There ain't no mountain high enough, no valley low enough, nor a script absurd enough, to keep Kate Winslet and Idris Elba from saving each other's lives - or indeed, their movie.‐ Daily Telegraph (UK)
Read More | Posted Oct 5, 2017
3/5 49% The Glass Castle (2017) The film's sentimental instincts jar so awkwardly with its pain that the push for some final uplift feels unmistakably forced.‐ Daily Telegraph (UK)
Read More | Posted Oct 5, 2017
4/5 100% Daphne (2017) It's one of the best films about London living I can recently recall.‐ Daily Telegraph (UK)
Read More | Posted Sep 28, 2017
2/5 31% Home Again (2017) The apple didn't fall far from the tree - in fact, it appears to be firmly wedged between two upper boughs.‐ Daily Telegraph (UK)
Read More | Posted Sep 28, 2017
3/5 74% Borg vs McEnroe (Borg McEnroe) (2017) The combined effect of a corner-cutting script and superficial direction is that Gudnason comes off as a capable, photogenic doppelgänger - no more, no less.‐ Daily Telegraph (UK)
Read More | Posted Sep 21, 2017
4/5 85% It (2017) This is very much a ring-the-changes update, with the ramped-up set pieces and state-of-the-art grisliness to match.‐ Daily Telegraph (UK)
Read More | Posted Sep 6, 2017
1/5 0% Stratton (2017) Nothing about Stratton is a good idea.‐ Daily Telegraph (UK)
Read More | Posted Aug 31, 2017
3/5 76% Una (2017) Una is a sparse, icy film fighting a little too hard against the fact that it used to be a play - Blackbird, by the Scottish playwright David Harrower.‐ Daily Telegraph (UK)
Read More | Posted Aug 31, 2017
4/5 83% Patti Cake$ (2017) Unashamedly entertaining, and particularly unashamed of using every old trick in the book to get there.‐ Daily Telegraph (UK)
Read More | Posted Aug 31, 2017
3/5 87% American Made (2017) What lets it off the hook - up to a point - is a certain nostalgia for the vehicle that made Cruise a star.‐ Daily Telegraph (UK)
Read More | Posted Aug 24, 2017
4/5 93% Logan Lucky (2017) The film's comedy is loose and generous, and its esprit de corps sneaks up on you with a soft tread.‐ Daily Telegraph (UK)
Read More | Posted Aug 24, 2017
2/5 15% The Dark Tower (2017) A stunted afterthought of a film.‐ Daily Telegraph (UK)
Read More | Posted Aug 17, 2017
3/5 69% Annabelle: Creation (2017) Taken set-piece by set-piece, this one's far more effective at giving you the kind of goose-bumpy working-over the creators are going for.‐ Daily Telegraph (UK)
Read More | Posted Aug 13, 2017
2/5 51% England Is Mine (2017) It takes a special kind of biopic to reduce its subject to the least imaginably interesting version of itself.‐ Daily Telegraph (UK)
Read More | Posted Aug 3, 2017
4/5 93% Williams (2017) It doesn't need to zoom around the tracks at 230mph - it patiently leafs back though a family photo album, rightly trusting in the human contours of the story more than the aerodynamics.‐ Daily Telegraph (UK)
Read More | Posted Aug 3, 2017
3/5 76% Atomic Blonde (2017) Leitch has form here - he was one half of the team who gave us Keanu Reeves as a soul-sick assassin in John Wick - and outdoes himself on every imaginable superficial level.‐ Daily Telegraph (UK)
Read More | Posted Jul 27, 2017
4/5 89% Hounds of Love (2017) Writer-director Ben Young, announcing himself as a name to watch, has done his homework by researching a slew of cases and considering the psychology of his story very astutely.‐ Daily Telegraph (UK)
Read More | Posted Jul 27, 2017
2/5 67% The Wall (2017) Liman doesn't waste shots, but the writing just won't quit, determined for us to grasp all this as a microcosm for America's Iraq involvement and the mess it left behind.‐ Daily Telegraph (UK)
Read More | Posted Jul 27, 2017
4/5 87% Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie (Captain Underpants) (2017) In the best way, it's a gas.‐ Daily Telegraph (UK)
Read More | Posted Jul 23, 2017
2/5 53% 47 Meters Down (2017) The script is a particular disaster area. "Emotional" beats between the sisters, dismally mistimed, prompt guffaws.‐ Daily Telegraph (UK)
Read More | Posted Jul 20, 2017
4/5 89% David Lynch: The Art Life (2017) Not a frame of his post-Eraserhead work appears. Instead, Lynch himself is on screen a lot - daubing, smoking, recollecting.‐ Daily Telegraph (UK)
Read More | Posted Jul 13, 2017
3/5 86% The Midwife (Sage femme) (2017) It's Deneuve who musses up the formula and makes the film worth seeing ...‐ Daily Telegraph (UK)
Read More | Posted Jul 6, 2017
3/5 66% Tommy's Honour (2017) The film's no hole in one, but given the level of cringe that could have been possible, you'd have to chalk it up as a very dignified par.‐ Daily Telegraph (UK)
Read More | Posted Jul 6, 2017
1/5 21% The Book of Henry (2017) Whatever it thinks it is, it's a whole lot less than sensible, and several planets away from, you know, good.‐ Daily Telegraph (UK)
Read More | Posted Jun 22, 2017
2/5 71% Gifted (2017) Evans's dependable charisma and Grace's defiant odd-duck quality just about keep the basic story afloat, but only just.‐ Daily Telegraph (UK)
Read More | Posted Jun 15, 2017
3/5 76% My Cousin Rachel (2017) In the pantheon of du Maurier adaptations, with Rebecca and Don't Look Now up top, it reaches whatever the rung is just above interesting failure.‐ Daily Telegraph (UK)
Read More | Posted Jun 8, 2017
3/5 86% Okja (2017) There's a nifty plot manoeuvre in the middle.‐ Daily Telegraph (UK)
Read More | Posted Jun 7, 2017
5/5 80% You Were Never Really Here (2017) In these staggeringly taut 85 minutes, Ramsay sees a hopeless universe in a jelly bean.‐ Daily Telegraph (UK)
Read More | Posted May 29, 2017
3/5 98% BPM (Beats Per Minute) (120 battements par minute) (2017) The subject could hardly be more fascinating, and the devotion of these characters to living full lives, even with T-cells falling away and a dire clock ticking over all their futures, is exactly as moving as you would hope.‐ Daily Telegraph (UK)
Read More | Posted May 29, 2017
4/5 89% Good Time (2017) It's Pattinson here who manages to centre and save it, stripping himself free of artificial mannerism and working beautifully with the non-professionals bulking out the cast.‐ Daily Telegraph (UK)
Read More | Posted May 25, 2017
3/5 65% Happy End (2017) It flits from teasing sequence to sequence asking us to notice things: pregnant clues which make their individual contributions to meaning and sink in slowly.‐ Daily Telegraph (UK)
Read More | Posted May 22, 2017
2/5 28% How to Talk to Girls at Parties (2016) An unfortunate amount of the enjoyment began and ended on set.‐ Daily Telegraph (UK)
Read More | Posted May 22, 2017
4/5 69% Wonderstruck (2017) The film's finest sequences reach for the skies, achieving something like a Haynes-Spielberg alchemy in their consoling tenderness.‐ Daily Telegraph (UK)
Read More | Posted May 18, 2017
2/5 36% Snatched (2017) It's impossible not to come out wishing it were better.‐ Daily Telegraph (UK)
Read More | Posted May 18, 2017
3/5 100% Jawbone (2017) Harris ... has built and rendered a character Ken Loach might have won awards for.‐ Daily Telegraph (UK)
Read More | Posted May 12, 2017
4/5 75% Miss Sloane (2016) Lots is entertaining, not least the voracious Jessica Chastain as a she-shark coolly gliding her way through these murky waters.‐ Daily Telegraph (UK)
Read More | Posted May 11, 2017
2/5 22% Sleepless (2017) Alleged action movies need way more novelty than just flour being dusted over the combatants or brief bursts of underwater photography to ring the changes.‐ Daily Telegraph (UK)
Read More | Posted May 4, 2017
3/5 91% Mindhorn (2016) For fans of Barratt, Boosh and mock-heroic Britcoms, it'll mostly hit the spot.‐ Daily Telegraph (UK)
Read More | Posted May 4, 2017
5/5 89% Lady Macbeth (2017) A British, period-set chamber thriller with a star-making turn on one side of the camera, and one hell of a directing debut on the other.‐ Daily Telegraph (UK)
Read More | Posted Apr 27, 2017
1/5 25% Unforgettable (2017) Unforgettable is the sort of psychothriller that comes back in ever tattier incarnations, like a wind-tossed scarecrow whose limbs keep falling off.‐ Daily Telegraph (UK)
Read More | Posted Apr 20, 2017
3/5 75% The Sense Of An Ending (2017) As a part for Jim Broadbent, this is a supremely natural, silky-glove fit. He gets to be haughty, a little cantankerous, rude to his postman.‐ Daily Telegraph (UK)
Read More | Posted Apr 13, 2017
3/5 92% A Quiet Passion (2017) Achingly sensitive in all departments, not least in Nixon's quiveringly intense bluestocking workout. But it aches too loudly.‐ Daily Telegraph (UK)
Read More | Posted Apr 6, 2017
1/5 41% Aftermath (2017) The film takes leave of credibility early, but thinks 271 people unconvincingly dying in the sky should power it through, even though little else happens you could dignify with the word story.‐ Daily Telegraph (UK)
Read More | Posted Apr 6, 2017