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Tim Robey

Tim Robey
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
4/5 94% 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 62% 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 94% 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 60% 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 68% 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 81% 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 38% 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
100% 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
4/5 100% Leave No Trace (2018) Subtle but assured to the end, Granik's film is all undertow, but it irresistibly grabs you.‐ Daily Telegraph (UK)
Read More | Posted May 11, 2018
4/5 100% Cold War (Zimna wojna) (2018) Somehow, it's both pristine and jazzy - emotionally aloof by design, but still accessible.‐ Daily Telegraph (UK)
Read More | Posted May 10, 2018
2/5 33% I Feel Pretty (2018) The only means it can find to be funny is sabotaging its own message, which isn't a great starting point, let alone finishing point, for a body-positive comedy.‐ Daily Telegraph (UK)
Read More | Posted May 3, 2018
3/5 83% Avengers: Infinity War (2018) The exorbitant action scenes hit all the necessary crowd-pleasing buttons at regular intervals, but for a movie with infinite potential...it's possible to feel they banked on a rather narrow algorithm.‐ Daily Telegraph (UK)
Read More | Posted Apr 24, 2018
3/5 77% Funny Cow (2017) It's...honest about the cesspools of knee-jerk racism and other forms of bigotry that passed for humour in the bad old days - some of which even the heroine dredges up to make her mark.‐ Daily Telegraph (UK)
Read More | Posted Apr 22, 2018
3/5 86% Let the Sunshine In (Un beau soleil intérieur) (2018) It relies on Binoche's radiance, but also her immense control, to keep any kind of shape, demanding a portrait in shards which she pieces together, like an affecting mosaic.‐ Daily Telegraph (UK)
Read More | Posted Apr 19, 2018
5/5 96% Western (2018) The point of the title is to invoke a parallel, conjure a certain tradition. But it's the aggression and naked tensions of the genre that Grisebach has her eye on.‐ Daily Telegraph (UK)
Read More | Posted Apr 12, 2018
5/5 95% Custody (Jusqu'à la garde) (2017) The film could hardly be more timely or disconcerting. But it understands the ignition point of rage - not just its ugly momentum.‐ Daily Telegraph (UK)
Read More | Posted Apr 12, 2018
3/5 92% Love, Simon (2018) Sweet and moving as it often manages to be, the film is comfortingly average, in its way - the point of it not to stand out, but fit in.‐ Daily Telegraph (UK)
Read More | Posted Apr 12, 2018
3/5 86% Thoroughbreds (2018) No question, writer-director Cory Finley achieves his one clear goal, which is marking himself out as a name to watch.‐ Daily Telegraph (UK)
Read More | Posted Apr 6, 2018
1/5 17% Death Wish (2018) Released in America just two weeks after the Stoneman Douglas High School shooting, it barges into the gun control debate with a grim, pranksterish attitude, like a boorish stand-up comedian grabbing the mike at a state funeral.‐ Daily Telegraph (UK)
Read More | Posted Apr 5, 2018
3/5 100% The Silent Child (2017) The artistic finesse of the film leaves, perhaps, just a little bit more to be desired - it's a case of applauding a message more than its overeager medium.‐ Daily Telegraph (UK)
Read More | Posted Apr 1, 2018
83% Beetlejuice (1988) The movie's such a riot of invention we let him take it more or less anywhere.‐ Daily Telegraph (UK)
Read More | Posted Mar 30, 2018
4/5 83% Blockers (2018) Not bad, all round, for a multiplex-filler that could have been half as good and still passed the time.‐ Daily Telegraph (UK)
Read More | Posted Mar 29, 2018
3/5 39% A Wrinkle in Time (2018) DuVernay's genuine triumph is making Meg relatable, rootable-for, and worth following through every zig-zagging rabbit hole of Jennifer Lee's script.‐ Daily Telegraph (UK)
Read More | Posted Mar 21, 2018
3/5 49% Tomb Raider (2018) More than the sets or spectacle, Vikander pulls you into her picture, as if we've signed up for a special edition of the game where Lara Croft has only one life to spare, one go to get it right.‐ Daily Telegraph (UK)
Read More | Posted Mar 14, 2018
5/5 87% Annihilation (2018) Portman's high-tension acting, her inability to relax, suits the material down to the ground. It's one of her best performances ...‐ Daily Telegraph (UK)
Read More | Posted Mar 12, 2018
2/5 31% Wonder Wheel (2017) Winslet seems to be fighting a war against Allen's direction, and everything goes to pot.‐ Daily Telegraph (UK)
Read More | Posted Mar 8, 2018
2/5 41% Gringo (2018) Most of the characters here are so venal, backstabby and irredeemable that the only two with a nice side manage to spot each other a mile off, but they both come off like gullible drips who need to look out for their own interests a little better.‐ Daily Telegraph (UK)
Read More | Posted Mar 8, 2018
4/5 94% A Fantastic Woman (Una mujer fantástica) (2018) The director's empathy for the indignities of female solitude remains very much his strong suit.‐ Daily Telegraph (UK)
Read More | Posted Mar 4, 2018
2/5 79% Unsane (2018) It's rough, to say the least, and that's not just a matter of hasty visuals: the whole thing feels provisional and half-hearted, like a scrunched-up charcoal sketch.‐ Daily Telegraph (UK)
Read More | Posted Feb 22, 2018
3/5 75% Don't Worry, He Won't Get Far on Foot (2018) Hill is good, finding a sincere wavelength for his role which doesn't push Donnie at us too mockingly: he's this film's equivalent of Robin Williams in Good Will Hunting.‐ Daily Telegraph (UK)
Read More | Posted Feb 22, 2018
4/5 90% I, Tonya (2018) Compellingly stumped by its own heroine, the film simply can't make its mind up about Tonya Harding. If it did, it wouldn't get away with being such a blast.‐ Daily Telegraph (UK)
Read More | Posted Feb 22, 2018
3/5 58% The Happy Prince (2018) There are real virtues to its comparative lack of polish: this story gains a seamy power from the rough edges, the exploratory style, even the slightly unstable editing.‐ Daily Telegraph (UK)
Read More | Posted Feb 21, 2018
2/5 53% The Bookshop (2017) Coixet's script is a long way off perfect, but it's the least of her problems; the second least is the film's dirge of a score, but even that's a bummer.‐ Daily Telegraph (UK)
Read More | Posted Feb 19, 2018
4/5 80% Damsel (2018) What kept me smiling right through this overturned odyssey is that the men in it aren't brave pioneers or scary outlaws or any such thing - they're incorrigible nerds, a century before the word was coined.‐ Daily Telegraph (UK)
Read More | Posted Feb 19, 2018
4/5 89% Isle of Dogs (2018) This is by some measure Anderson's weirdest concoction ever, in all sorts of good ways. And it probably counts as his most daring, too.‐ Daily Telegraph (UK)
Read More | Posted Feb 15, 2018
4/5 99% Lady Bird (2017) If Gerwig is capable of all this in her first solo feature, who knows what feats of woodwork she'll craft for us next.‐ Daily Telegraph (UK)
Read More | Posted Feb 14, 2018
2/5 25% The 15:17 to Paris (2018) It's a narrative of almost nothing interesting happening until the moment of crisis in the very last reel.‐ Daily Telegraph (UK)
Read More | Posted Feb 9, 2018
3/5 74% The Mercy (2017) This is a deep, intelligent portrait of a man with quixotic ideas of making his name, and a man whose soul frayed at sea.‐ Daily Telegraph (UK)
Read More | Posted Feb 8, 2018
1/5 14% Winchester (2018) It thinks "based on actual events" are words likely to boost the shudder count: instead, they cramp every flight of imagination a haunted-house flick should feel emboldened to make.‐ Daily Telegraph (UK)
Read More | Posted Feb 2, 2018
3/5 52% Roman J. Israel, Esq. (2017) A Washington vehicle in the purest sense, one whose whole reason for being is the fact that he's in it.‐ Daily Telegraph (UK)
Read More | Posted Feb 1, 2018
2/5 54% 12 Strong (2018) 12 Strong passes by doggedly and in a haze, a theatre of war which gives us back row seats rather than throwing us properly into the thick of things.‐ Daily Telegraph (UK)
Read More | Posted Jan 25, 2018
3/5 69% Eric Clapton: A Life in 12 Bars (2017) Zanuck's film brings us closer to him and puts an obviously wounded soul up on screen, whose music seems more arresting for the life of pain behind it.‐ Daily Telegraph (UK)
Read More | Posted Jan 15, 2018
3/5 82% Molly's Game (2018) Whether we're lawyering up or narrating the drama of a night's play, it's hard to miss Sorkin's writing, but he has yet to find an equivalently distinctive style behind the camera.‐ Daily Telegraph (UK)
Read More | Posted Jan 2, 2018
26% Bright (2017) Bright never convinces you that it has thought through the rules of its alternate reality, with the result that you can't suspend disbelief, and it isn't a reality.‐ Daily Telegraph (UK)
Read More | Posted Dec 20, 2017
2/5 32% Pitch Perfect 3 (2017) It's got to be a basic rule of cinema in 2017 that no one should pay to watch a Pitch Perfect movie, only to get something visually identical to what Brett (Rush Hour) Ratner turned in when he was still employable.‐ Daily Telegraph (UK)
Read More | Posted Dec 19, 2017
3/5 71% Ferdinand (2017) Ferdinand is a load of old bull, in a good way.‐ Daily Telegraph (UK)
Read More | Posted Dec 14, 2017
4/5 85% Blade of the Immortal (Mugen no jûnin) (2017) Striding vigorously through 141 minutes of Miike's largesse, Blade is arguably too much of a good thing. But hey, that's immortality for you.‐ Daily Telegraph (UK)
Read More | Posted Dec 8, 2017
3/5 92% Stronger (2017) It's one of those decent, well-acted, non-revelatory efforts destined to be filed snarkily under "this had awards buzz" through no real fault of its own.‐ Daily Telegraph (UK)
Read More | Posted Dec 8, 2017