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Tim Robey

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
5/5 93% If Beale Street Could Talk (2018) Once again, though, Jenkins's handling of his cast is virtually faultless right down the running order.‐ Daily Telegraph (UK)
Read More | Posted Oct 19, 2018
2/5 79% Fahrenheit 11/9 (2018) Much in Moore's analysis is very hard to disagree with, but this doesn't make it automatically valuable. Sharp points go astray, lost in the sloppy tirade.‐ Daily Telegraph (UK)
Read More | Posted Oct 18, 2018
3/5 80% Halloween (2018) Good fun for all its dodgy points, this isn't in any danger of rivalling Carpenter's legacy, but stalks behind it, at a safe distance, mostly hitting the spot.‐ Daily Telegraph (UK)
Read More | Posted Oct 18, 2018
5/5 95% Widows (2018) It proves that there's another McQueen who's always been bursting to get out - the same one whose industry secret is that he's always itched to make a James Bond movie, and now very possibly will.‐ Daily Telegraph (UK)
Read More | Posted Oct 10, 2018
2/5 28% Night School (2018) The bar is low in the arena of time-killing Kevin Hart vehicles, but if anyone was capable of walking under it, let alone limboing, it's Hart.‐ Daily Telegraph (UK)
Read More | Posted Sep 27, 2018
4/5 85% The Wife (2018) The glittering, frozen quality of [Close's] performance is as mesmeric as it is mysterious.‐ Daily Telegraph (UK)
Read More | Posted Sep 27, 2018
3/5 85% A Simple Favor (2018) A Simple Favour doesn't add up to a filling meal, but with the drinks this zingy and a wicked canapé game, it still tickles the tastebuds plenty.‐ Daily Telegraph (UK)
Read More | Posted Sep 20, 2018
2/5 25% Mile 22 (2018) It's hard to describe the movie as anything other than Tom Clancy gone ballistic, and not in a good way.‐ Daily Telegraph (UK)
Read More | Posted Sep 19, 2018
3/5 29% The King of Thieves (2018) There's more than enough acrid chatter among the thieves to keep us entertained.‐ Daily Telegraph (UK)
Read More | Posted Sep 13, 2018
2/5 82% Puzzle (2018) What's to dislike here? Hardly anything - it's finding things actively to like that poses more of a problem.‐ Daily Telegraph (UK)
Read More | Posted Sep 6, 2018
2/5 68% The Seagull (2018) As comedy, as tragedy, or as anything much in between, Chekhov's drama obstinately refuses to come to life.‐ Daily Telegraph (UK)
Read More | Posted Sep 6, 2018
4/5 89% American Animals (2018) It's really the style and performances, more than the pseudo-experimental structure Layton has chosen, that keep the film grabby.‐ Daily Telegraph (UK)
Read More | Posted Sep 6, 2018
2/5 26% The Nun (2018) The Nun isn't scary enough, doesn't move fast enough, and has not-quite-characters who weirdly feel as though they're occupying different films.‐ Daily Telegraph (UK)
Read More | Posted Sep 6, 2018
1/5 93% Searching (2018) Wasting a decent performance from John Cho as the desperate father of a missing teen, this film never commits to a cogent reason why it had to be told in such a way.‐ Daily Telegraph (UK)
Read More | Posted Aug 30, 2018
3/5 86% Upgrade (2018) Descartes might have coined the whole notion of a mind-body split, but could never have foreseen it pitched, for midnight movie crowds, as such crazy spectacle.‐ Daily Telegraph (UK)
Read More | Posted Aug 30, 2018
2/5 22% The Happytime Murders (2018) An uproarious time was had by all, seemingly, on set. But there's not much of a party here for the rest of us.‐ Daily Telegraph (UK)
Read More | Posted Aug 27, 2018
2/5 80% Alpha (2018) This isn't the Ice Age that your unkempt ancestors would have etched about in cave paintings, but some kind of iPad edition.‐ Daily Telegraph (UK)
Read More | Posted Aug 23, 2018
3/5 49% The Spy Who Dumped Me (2018) The end is fun, but the means is awkward.‐ Daily Telegraph (UK)
Read More | Posted Aug 22, 2018
3/5 51% Equalizer 2 (2018) This is far more rhythmically assured than the first one, and gains a feel for urban melancholy in the editing and score that nudges close to elegance at times.‐ Daily Telegraph (UK)
Read More | Posted Aug 16, 2018
3/5 57% Unfriended: Dark Web (2018) It's impressive how many layered twists Dark Web inflicts after its simple start...‐ Daily Telegraph (UK)
Read More | Posted Aug 9, 2018
94% Sicilian Ghost Story (2017) A melodrama tinged with elements of fantasy, much like the horrors of the Spanish Civil War that del Toro has twice embedded in tales of the supernatural.‐ Daily Telegraph (UK)
Read More | Posted Aug 2, 2018
3/5 78% The Escape (2018) For all The Escape's weaknesses, it's held together with real sinew by Arterton, who lives and breathes the stifling air of Tara's habitat without needing to act up a storm at any point.‐ Daily Telegraph (UK)
Read More | Posted Aug 2, 2018
90% Capote (2005) As Capote, Philip Seymour Hoffman is in complete control of his effects... No other actor has the ability to laugh at his own jokes and be so appallingly funny. ‐ Sight and Sound
Read More | Posted Jul 31, 2018
4/5 100% Apostasy (2017) Emotionally, the film is a baton skilfully passed from Wright to Parkinson, both superb, while Finneran, severe and stricken, remains a constant.‐ Daily Telegraph (UK)
Read More | Posted Jul 26, 2018
3/5 57% Hotel Artemis (2018) Boutella's role is overfamiliar from her Atomic Blonde and Kingsman bad-assery, and Day is a bit much, but everyone else knuckles down to what they're doing with much more thought than you usually get from such gimcracky genre fare.‐ Daily Telegraph (UK)
Read More | Posted Jul 19, 2018
2/5 45% Generation Wealth (2018) A retrospective trussed up in a social critique about the deadliness of excess, but not trussed up tightly enough - it bulges out as a rather baggy collection of amorphous insights.‐ Daily Telegraph (UK)
Read More | Posted Jul 19, 2018
4/5 88% Ant-Man and the Wasp (2018) A Marvel film giving off the repeated vibe that in some other space and time, Pixar might have made it.‐ Daily Telegraph (UK)
Read More | Posted Jul 18, 2018
2/5 32% Racer and the Jailbird (Le Fidèle) (2018) The filmmaking grows ever limper and less urgent, climbing down gears to leave the engine idling at many of the moments when it really needs to accelerate.‐ Daily Telegraph (UK)
Read More | Posted Jul 13, 2018
5/5 97% Mission: Impossible - Fallout (2018) OK, McQuarrie may not have De Palma's sweat-drop precision, John Woo's craziness or the impish wit of Brad Bird, but his mastery of logistics here is easily sufficient to make it the blockbuster of the summer.‐ Daily Telegraph (UK)
Read More | Posted Jul 12, 2018
3/5 46% Marrowbone (2018) Consider the Marrowbone glass to be either half-empty of potent horror, or half-full of everything else it's got going for it - a decent glug, stylistically speaking, but not quite enough.‐ Daily Telegraph (UK)
Read More | Posted Jul 12, 2018
2/5 66% Ideal Home (2018) Plotted this thinly, and played this unevenly, it can't get to the finish line with good intentions alone.‐ Daily Telegraph (UK)
Read More | Posted Jul 5, 2018
3/5 44% Swimming with Men (2018) There's a throwback quality to Swimming with Men, an ensemble Britcom that's near-unthinkable without the success 20 years ago of The Full Monty.‐ Daily Telegraph (UK)
Read More | Posted Jul 5, 2018
1/5 42% In Darkness (2018) It wants to convert Atomic Blonde into Atomic Blind.‐ Daily Telegraph (UK)
Read More | Posted Jul 5, 2018
4/5 77% In the Fade (Aus dem Nichts) (2017) If it's fair to say that Diane Kruger has been a little understretched, thus far, as a dramatic actress - she has played a lot of muses, sidekicks and sketchy mystery women - all of that is about to change with In the Fade.‐ Daily Telegraph (UK)
Read More | Posted Jun 21, 2018
1/5 25% Overboard (2018) Manages to feel far more dated, regressive and stale than the film it's based on...‐ Daily Telegraph (UK)
Read More | Posted Jun 21, 2018
100% Dinosaurs: Giants of Patagonia (2007) This slick prehistory lesson has state-of-the-art CG dinos, narration in the always welcome baritone of Donald Sutherland, and some genuinely spectacular fly-bys over the Argentinian wilderness.‐ Daily Telegraph (UK)
Read More | Posted Jun 21, 2018
3/5 68% Ocean's 8 (2018) Time's up on all-male heist shenanigans in Ocean's Eight, which proves that Y chromosomes in a glitzy, star-led ensemble caper are thoroughly surplus to requirements.‐ Daily Telegraph (UK)
Read More | Posted Jun 14, 2018
4/5 100% McQueen (2018) "Rags to riches" could apply both to the tragic life story of Alexander McQueen, and, as the new documentary McQueen posits, to his gleaner's aesthetic.‐ Daily Telegraph (UK)
Read More | Posted Jun 7, 2018
3/5 85% My Friend Dahmer (2017) The whole assembly kit of Jeffrey Dahmer's dysfunction is laid out, and we can easily see how it all clicks together. The film might have risked more empathy for him, if that weren't the one thing he so signally lacked himself.‐ Daily Telegraph (UK)
Read More | Posted Jun 1, 2018
2/5 53% Book Club (2018) Except for one good, weirdly rogue joke about a Werner Herzog documentary, there's almost nothing to be said for this mouldy old script.‐ Daily Telegraph (UK)
Read More | Posted May 31, 2018
4/5 96% Zama (2018) Almost too well, and certainly too well to let us sit back comfortably, Martel has nailed colonialism as a living death.‐ Daily Telegraph (UK)
Read More | Posted May 25, 2018
2/5 70% Edie (2017) The mere concept of Hancock, as the newly liberated widow of the title, clambering around Scottish mountainsides might be enough to sustain a trailer, but it doesn't go the distance here.‐ Daily Telegraph (UK)
Read More | Posted May 24, 2018
1/5 17% Show Dogs (2018) Show Dogs goes out of its way to cause offence, be weird, and not contain a single joke that humans of any age might rationally nod and appreciate.‐ Daily Telegraph (UK)
Read More | Posted May 24, 2018
5/5 93% Burning (Beoning) (2018) This is Lee's closest ever film to a thriller, but it defies expectations, offering multiple, murky solutions to a set of mysteries at once.‐ Daily Telegraph (UK)
Read More | Posted May 17, 2018
4/5 57% Under the Silver Lake (2018) Nothing in the film would work if Andrew Garfield weren't flat-out tremendous...‐ Daily Telegraph (UK)
Read More | Posted May 17, 2018
3/5 67% On Chesil Beach (2018) On Chesil Beach is a non-disaster, essentially, until it falls off a cliff.‐ Daily Telegraph (UK)
Read More | Posted May 17, 2018
3/5 88% Whitney (2018) Oddly unmoving as a memorial, but as with Amy Winehouse, it inspires a collective mea culpa for the feeding frenzy of public judgement that only turned to sympathy when it was far too late.‐ Daily Telegraph (UK)
Read More | Posted May 16, 2018
4/5 95% BlacKkKlansman (2018) A heady hybrid of comedy, polemic and period crime drama.‐ Daily Telegraph (UK)
Read More | Posted May 15, 2018
3/5 33% Murder Me, Monster (Muere, monstro, muere) (2018) It's hard to take seriously in any way. But it will certainly bring Fadel, whose master-shot framings and spectral palette have ingenious verve, to the attention of the ever-voracious cult circuit.‐ Daily Telegraph (UK)
Read More | Posted May 14, 2018
96% Wildlife (2018) Neat and tidy as the film might be - perhaps the "wild" in that title is leading us unhelpfully astray - it gets full marks for sustaining an aura.‐ Daily Telegraph (UK)
Read More | Posted May 13, 2018