Tom Duggins

Tom Duggins
Tom Duggins's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): CineVue
Publications: CineVue

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
3/5 92% Support the Girls (2018) For all its heart and warmth, the desire to offer as many contrasting viewpoints as possible leads to a sense that the biggest elephant in the room isn't really being dealt with. - CineVue EDIT
Read More | Posted May 30, 2019
2/5 62% Vox Lux (2018) It just feels like another half-sketched idea, the end result of a screenplay which bites off a little more than it can chew. - CineVue EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 29, 2019
3/5 67% The Danish Girl (2015) The film is masterfully composed and boasts two strong central performances that will undoubtedly merit their certain Academy recognition. - CineVue EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 8, 2019
4/5 95% The Forbidden Room (2015) The Forbidden Room is a comic, mystical melodrama that will puzzle your socks off and then return them to you freshly laundered before they were even removed. - CineVue EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 8, 2019
5/5 98% Can You Ever Forgive Me? (2018) A film that's difficult to fault: funny, sad and smarter than a Dorothy Parker put-down. - CineVue EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 29, 2019
3/5 93% Stan & Ollie (2019) There's a melancholic sweetness to it which will stay with you more resonantly than its gentle humour. - CineVue EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 14, 2019
4/5 No Score Yet Becoming Animal (2018) Becoming Animal is an unusual, thought-provoking film essay which upends many tropes of wildlife photography to create a rich landscape of ideas and images. - CineVue EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 28, 2018
2/5 29% Venom (2018) A desperately confused piece of work which has only a few compensatory pleasures to offer along the way. - CineVue EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 30, 2018
1/5 51% An Evening with Beverly Luff Linn (2018) Tries to make a virtue out of extreme silliness and disjointed, oh-so-random plot points, but the end result is a desperately tiresome viewing experience... At every moment, the film seems designed to be maximally annoying. - CineVue EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 30, 2018
5/5 91% Mandy (2018) Panatos [combines] a fascination with heavy metal iconography, VHS horror nasties and a twisted video game logic into something at once familiar and entirely unlike anything you've previously experienced. - CineVue EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 15, 2018
3/5 91% Antonio Lopez 1970: Sex Fashion & Disco (2018) A colourful documentary which revels in the eye candy of Lopez's bright, expressive drawings along with an abundance of fashion photography. - CineVue EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 13, 2018
5/5 85% The Square (2017) A film as funny as it is stingingly accurate about the way in which the digital era encourages us to perform altruism whilst sheltering our private vanities and resentments. - CineVue EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 19, 2018
4/5 94% Loveless (Nelyubov) (2018) Loveless does not rise to the same dramatic intensity as Leviathan - its story and moral message is almost a little too simplistic - but it is still an excellently crafted film, a powerfully assembled portrait of a very unhappy family. - CineVue EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 12, 2018
4/5 100% Bunch of Kunst (2017) Bunch of Kunst refuses to do any navel-gazing or indulge in the possibility of anti-star posturing: it's a matter-of-fact documentation of how a few middle-aged blokes finally get some traction and hard-won acclaim. - CineVue EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 28, 2017
4/5 66% Tommy's Honour (2017) The film will appeal most strongly to golf's many fanatics, but with so much passion for its subject matter even a cynic might be won around by its warmth and earnestness. - CineVue EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 28, 2017
4/5 97% God's Own Country (2017) The result is a remarkable debut from a director who clearly excels in close studies of human fragility. - CineVue EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 27, 2017
4/5 100% London Symphony (2017) The magic of the film is that it finds the drama of London in the places we seldom look - building sites, old brutalist apartment blocks, underground escalators and scaffolds. - CineVue EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 27, 2017
4/5 100% Daphne (2017) The film's flaws are minor compared to those of Daphne the character, but just like the troubled soul at the heart of this engaging 90-minute drama: a high level of charm is retained in spite of whatever's wrong. - CineVue EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 27, 2017
5/5 87% Grace Jones: Bloodlight and Bami (2018) Bloodlight and Bami presents her as she is: beautiful and strong, sensitive and fierce. - CineVue EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 26, 2017
4/5 91% Mountains May Depart (Shan he gu ren) (2016) Mountains May Depart is an affecting and ambitious tale of social upheaval in modern day China. - CineVue EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 26, 2017
4/5 82% Molly's Game (2018) Molly's Game is pure entertainment, funnier than the subject matter might suggest and fired at you with enormous energy. - CineVue EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 26, 2017
4/5 96% The Salesman (Forushande) (2017) Shows the same skilled direction and sense of psychological nuance that made A Separation such a significant global success. - CineVue EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 15, 2017
3/5 80% Personal Shopper (2017) A meditation on grief, bourgeois ennui and the paranormal. - CineVue EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 14, 2017
3/5 95% The Love Witch (2016) It's brash and bright, with a plot that's improbable in the extreme. - CineVue EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 8, 2017
3/5 31% Passengers (2016) If you've ever been stuck in an airport lounge, motorway service station or transit hub hotel, you might feel a sceptical appreciation for Passengers. - CineVue EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 20, 2016
2/5 61% The Light Between Oceans (2016) A period melodrama that's soppier than a seaman's mop. - CineVue EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 3, 2016
3/5 58% David Brent: Life on the Road (2017) It mostly holds together, but you'd have to hope that David Brent: Life on the Road represents a farewell tour as well as a resurrection. - CineVue EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 18, 2016
4/5 74% Wiener-Dog (2016) A short, bittersweet comedy which connects four separate stories of everyday weirdness through the welcome denominator of dogs short in limb and long in torso. - CineVue EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 11, 2016
1/5 85% Star Trek Beyond (2016) It's brightly coloured eye-bait, Jim, exactly as we know it. - CineVue EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 21, 2016
4/5 86% Maggie's Plan (2016) A light, loving satire that laughs at the pretensions and follies of the over-educated. - CineVue EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 6, 2016
2/5 72% A Hologram for the King (2016) A Hologram for the King flirts with saying something meaningful about globalisation or the relationship between the USA and the Middle East. In the end, nothing comes of it. - CineVue EDIT
Read More | Posted May 18, 2016
2/5 18% I Saw the Light (2016) I Saw The Light delivers none of the emotional gut-punch that country music might claim as its chief contribution to popular song. - CineVue EDIT
Read More | Posted May 5, 2016
4/5 73% Miles Ahead (2016) A must-see for music fans partial to the odd improvisation and bold re-interpretations. - CineVue EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 21, 2016