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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
3/5 56% 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 50% 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 74% 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 95% 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 71% 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 11% 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 51% 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 70% 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
27% 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 91% 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
3/5 91% The Disaster Artist (2017) It's The Room with a view from people with talent, sniggering with a veneer of generosity to save face.‐ Daily Telegraph (UK)
Read More | Posted Dec 6, 2017
3/5 80% The Man Who Invented Christmas (2017) A perkily unpretentious film that trundles along fine as bookish entertainment.‐ Daily Telegraph (UK)
Read More | Posted Nov 30, 2017
3/5 85% Wonder (2017) OK, the script strong-arms us into surrender here and there, but more often it gently takes an elbow ...‐ Daily Telegraph (UK)
Read More | Posted Nov 30, 2017
4/5 85% Battle of the Sexes (2017) Watching male chauvinism get a drubbing will never not be good cinematic sport, and Battle of the Sexes gives us ringside seats.‐ Daily Telegraph (UK)
Read More | Posted Nov 23, 2017
2/5 19% Daddy's Home 2 (2017) It's a basic rule of entertainment - seemingly ungrasped here - that when Mel Gibson is laughing at something, you are probably not.‐ Daily Telegraph (UK)
Read More | Posted Nov 23, 2017
4/5 78% Film Stars Don't Die in Liverpool (2017) Had the film simply been The Annette Bening Show, we'd certainly have coped. But she's matched every step of the way by Bell, in a flat-out career-best performance achieved so naturally it's a marvel.‐ Daily Telegraph (UK)
Read More | Posted Nov 19, 2017
4/5 96% Mudbound (2017) Though the film is a little wobbly up front, it's fully worth wading through.‐ Daily Telegraph (UK)
Read More | Posted Nov 16, 2017
5/5 96% The Florida Project (2017) The Florida Project absolutely sings as a visual achievement, and not only as that.‐ Daily Telegraph (UK)
Read More | Posted Nov 9, 2017
4/5 92% Thelma (2017) The film becomes an open-ended saga about rejecting family to pursue your own independent path ...‐ Daily Telegraph (UK)
Read More | Posted Nov 2, 2017
4/5 100% Paddington 2 (2018) Paddington was uncommonly charming and Paddington 2 is very nearly as good.‐ Daily Telegraph (UK)
Read More | Posted Oct 26, 2017
3/5 71% 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 55% 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 97% The Death of Stalin (2018) 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 69% 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 84% 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 7% 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 97% 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 41% 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 50% 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 32% 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 79% 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 (2018) Nothing about Stratton is a good idea.‐ Daily Telegraph (UK)
Read More | Posted Aug 31, 2017
3/5 75% 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 81% 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 86% 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 16% 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 50% 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 77% 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