Tom Beasley

Tom Beasley
Tomatometer-approved critic
Biography:
Tom Beasley is a London-based freelance film critic and journalist who writes regularly for Yahoo Movies UK, Gizmodo, Flickering Myth and VultureHound. He is also a podcaster and interviewer.

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
3/5 44% Made in Italy (2020) An intimate and often light-footed study of grief and family -- albeit one we largely feel like we've seen done many times before. - Flickering Myth EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 23, 2021
3/5 88% The Eight Hundred (2020) Every penny of the considerable budget is up there on the screen, with the blood and grime of the battlefield conveyed through intense action. - Flickering Myth EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 23, 2021
7/10 71% Zack Snyder's Justice League (2021) A movie which, for all of its flaws, is evidently the result of a director's heart, soul and unfettered creative vision. - ScreenJabber EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 19, 2021
4/5 76% Retaliation (Romans) (2020) An enthralling character study anchored by an A-list star delivering a performance of real nuance, control and sophistication. - Flickering Myth EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 19, 2021
9/10 96% Judas and the Black Messiah (2021) In the heart of the movie, Kaluuya swirls like a maelstrom built of pure charisma. - ScreenJabber EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 15, 2021
3/5 53% SAS: Red Notice (2021) There's no doubt that the film is a little flabby and overlong, but it's never anything other than supremely watchable. - Flickering Myth EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 15, 2021
8/10 95% Raya and the Last Dragon (2021) Certainly pitched well within the Disney formula - a princess-based tale of heroism - but it's also a monster step up in epic scale and action spectacle. - ScreenJabber EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 15, 2021
2/5 80% The Columnist (De Kuthoer) (2020) That initial premise is potentially compelling, but it doesn't take the movie very long to completely run out of ideas. - Flickering Myth EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 11, 2021
1/5 12% The Affair (2021) A soapy mess, without the courage to simply embrace the enjoyable schmaltz it could have been. - Flickering Myth EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 4, 2021
2/5 63% The Owners (2020) There's only so much of Maisie Williams waving a frying pan around in smoky darkness that any viewer can handle. - Flickering Myth EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 23, 2021
2/5 71% Rage (2021) A sprawling, bloated beast that extends over two and a half hours, enormously outstaying its welcome in the process. - Flickering Myth EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 23, 2021
3/5 58% To Olivia (2021) An intriguing and poignant portrait of grief, even if it does feel rather lacking in the sharp edges that could've made it truly memorable. - Flickering Myth EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 22, 2021
3/5 50% Shook (2021) The film's smatterings of engaging and intriguing social commentary are only ever brief flashes, with generic genre stodge almost always getting in the way. - Flickering Myth EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 17, 2021
2/5 43% Butchers (2021) A gory trudge through horror tropes, entirely lacking in any sense of gleeful malevolence or gritty thrills. Damningly, it just sort of exists. - Flickering Myth EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 17, 2021
1/5 79% Barb & Star Go to Vista Del Mar (2021) Despite how hard everybody involved is trying, the laughs just don't come. - Flickering Myth EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 15, 2021
4/5 97% Dead Pigs (2018) A unique and idiosyncratic work which served to put an exciting filmmaker firmly on the map. - Flickering Myth EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 15, 2021
3/5 73% School's Out Forever (2021) It wants to have its horrific cake and eat it, indulging in its violence without ever really sitting still for long enough to ponder. - Flickering Myth EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 15, 2021
78% Greenland (2020) This is a powerful Butler movie which is about more than running, jumping, shouting and shooting. - Yahoo! Movies EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 8, 2021
9/10 58% Malcolm & Marie (2020) Approaches relationships with an oil and water combination of melodrama and maturity. Somehow, it proves to be the perfect mixture. - ScreenJabber EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 8, 2021
3/5 28% Bliss (2021) It's an entertaining enough ride, helped along by Hayek's maelstrom of a performance, but lacks the depth teased by its reality-bending central conceit. - Flickering Myth EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 8, 2021
3/5 98% Two of Us (Deux) (2021) The third act of Two of Us foregrounds big emotional swings -- and manages to make them land. - Flickering Myth EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 27, 2021
3/5 16% Twist (2021) There's enough energy and light-footed momentum to the movie that it's not entirely a wasted exercise. Put that on the poster. - Flickering Myth EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 26, 2021
4/5 89% The Queen of Black Magic (Ratu ilmu hitam) (2019) A tale of wrongness and revenge shot through with a gleeful lust for body horror. - Flickering Myth EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 26, 2021
4/5 92% Baby, Done (2021) The film is very much a coming out party for Matafeo as a big screen star and, if there's any justice, she'll be leading comedies for many years to come. - Flickering Myth EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 21, 2021
2/5 83% Dark Whispers - Volume 1 (2019) More disappointment than delight in its selection of spooky stories. - Flickering Myth EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 17, 2021
3/5 62% French Exit (2021) This is the Pfeiffer show and she's simply terrific from start to finish. - Flickering Myth EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 17, 2021
2/5 21% Stardust (2020) A scalpel-sharp music icon blunted into an empty caricature. - metro.co.uk EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 14, 2021
3/5 79% Synchronic (2020) A solid thriller with more than its fair share of brain cells, but it lacks the knotty complexity and shoot-for-the-moon thematics of Benson and Moorhead's prior work. - Flickering Myth EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 13, 2021
2/5 29% Blithe Spirit (2021) The very lightness and froth that initially makes Blithe Spirit such an enjoyable experience eventually leads it to peter out into almost nothing. - Flickering Myth EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 13, 2021
1/5 29% Come Away (2020) This is definitely a tonal soup but, despite the myriad ingredients, the result is still somehow tasteless. - VultureHound EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 21, 2020
3/5 59% Wonder Woman 1984 (2020) Given how much Wonder Woman 1984 gets right, it's disappointing that the overriding feeling is that of being slightly underwhelmed. - Flickering Myth EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 16, 2020
7/10 82% Mank (2020) Mank is a rambling, indulgent and occasionally very impressive recounting of the conception and writing of all time Hollywood classic Citizen Kane. - ScreenJabber EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 4, 2020
4/5 82% Happiest Season (2020) It's vanishingly rare for a major studio film to spotlight queer characters and rarer still for those movies to bring such nuance and detail to the process of coming out. - Flickering Myth EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 27, 2020
8/10 94% Possessor: Uncut (2020) A smart, slick thriller with the tone of an oppressive, psychedelic nightmare. - ScreenJabber EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 27, 2020
3/5 71% The End of the Storm (2020) The End of the Storm, though breezily paced and good-humoured, has little to add to the already remarkable story of Liverpool's triumph. - Flickering Myth EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 25, 2020
2/5 50% Finale (2018) Marooned in the same kind of thinking that has seen the Saw franchise consistently resurrected - years after everyone stopped watching it. - Flickering Myth EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 25, 2020
2/5 25% Hillbilly Elegy (2020) The fact it's based on truth doesn't prevent it from feeling like a rather horrifying and misguided cartoon portrayal of working-class life. - VultureHound EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 23, 2020
4/5 92% Leap of Faith (2019) It doesn't hold out a helping hand to newbies, but does provide fascinating insight for those who know and love the boundary-pushing genre epic. - Flickering Myth EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 23, 2020
2/5 75% Ropes (Cuerdas) (2020) A sadly limp tale, devoid of tension despite the impressive potential of its central conceit. - Flickering Myth EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 23, 2020
3/5 93% Asia (2021) There's a gentleness to the perspective which elevates the material to a higher level. - VultureHound EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 23, 2020
3/5 80% Mothra (1961) One of the maddest monster movies ever committed to the big screen, helped by some wacky special effects and the sheer ambition of Honda's vision. - VultureHound EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 23, 2020
6/10 89% Jingle Jangle: A Christmas Journey (2020) There's certainly no denying the festive cheer that sits at the heart of director David E. Talbert's barmy, colourful vision. - ScreenJabber EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 19, 2020
4/5 78% A Christmas Gift from Bob (2020) There's Christmas spirit in this movie, sure, but it comes with the cold chill of necessary truth-telling. - Flickering Myth EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 16, 2020
2/5 83% Proxima (2019) A curiously empty film, not helped by the subdued and bland visual world of the cold, clinical astronaut facilities. - Flickering Myth EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 16, 2020
4/5 100% The Three Kings (2020) They'll be chanting and waving scarves in their living rooms. - Flickering Myth EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 16, 2020
3/5 53% Train to Busan Presents: Peninsula (2020) Sacrifices some of the claustrophobic chills that made the first movie such an instant classic, but director Yeon delivers something raucous and chaotic in its place. - Flickering Myth EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 16, 2020
2/5 75% Antrum: The Deadliest Film Ever Made (2019) The mockumentary structure seems to simply be a way to smuggle a very subpar horror movie into the world, using the clothing of something far more interesting. - Flickering Myth EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 16, 2020
3/5 80% Cordelia (2019) It's possible to become a little weary of its opaque storytelling but, when the credits roll, it certainly leaves you with plenty to talk about. - Flickering Myth EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 16, 2020
2/5 48% The Witches (2020) Despite the presence of monster maestro Guillermo del Toro as co-writer, there's nothing here to chill the blood of unsuspecting kids - VultureHound EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 16, 2020
4/5 95% Stray (2021) This is a movie that revels in simplicity and the power of survival instinct. - VultureHound EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 21, 2020