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Trevor Johnston

Trevor Johnston
Trevor Johnston's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Sight and Sound, Times (UK), Film4, Time Out, Little White Lies, Radio Times

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
4/5 94% Irreplaceable (Médecin de campagne) (2016) A low key slice-of-life that becomes more powerful as it goes along. ‐ Time Out
Posted Jan 9, 2017
83% Silence (2017) That a film this daringly austere exists in the marketplace is almost miraculous in itself. ‐ Little White Lies
Posted Jan 1, 2017
4/5 97% 13th (2016) A partisan view, perhaps, but the film's argument is strong, articulately expressed, and backed up by truly disturbing images of injustices past and present. ‐ Radio Times
Posted Dec 28, 2016
3/5 88% Leap! (Ballerina) (2017) The soaring dance choreography may not satisfy purists, but presents a joyously liberating take on the ballet that is sure to thrill youngsters. ‐ Radio Times
Posted Dec 15, 2016
4/5 90% The Son of Joseph (Le fils de Joseph) (2017) Green channels his historical and theological obsessions into a modern comedy of manners. ‐ Time Out
Posted Dec 13, 2016
4/5 83% The Coming War On China (2016) A typically combative crowd-funded feature documentary tracing America's post-Second World War military build-up in the Asia-Pacific sphere ... ‐ Radio Times
Posted Dec 8, 2016
4/5 97% Krisha (2016) Are we watching the emergence of America's next great filmmaker? ‐ Time Out
Posted Dec 6, 2016
3/5 61% The Unknown Girl (La fille inconnue) (2016) Has its moments, but this time the magic doesn't quite happen. ‐ Little White Lies
Posted Dec 2, 2016
4/5 95% Moana (2016) With a captivating heroine, a startling array of gods and monsters, as well as a simply storming set of tunes, this brings together the best of Disney past and present in one knockout entertainment. ‐ Radio Times
Posted Dec 1, 2016
4/5 79% I, Olga Hepnarová (Já, Olga Hepnarová) (2016) It's a cool, compelling and profoundly unsettling piece of film-making. ‐ Radio Times
Posted Nov 17, 2016
3/5 41% 100 Streets (2017) The film makes an effort to put a positive spin on familiar urban problems, while the action and the generally adept performances are varied enough to maintain interest. ‐ Radio Times
Posted Nov 10, 2016
2/5 67% The Darkest Universe (2016) The script seriously miscalculates that we'll all be interested enough in its protagonist's frazzled detective quest to wait for answers to the film's central mystery. ‐ Time Out
Posted Nov 2, 2016
4/5 94% Ethel & Ernest (2016) The overall effect remains sincere and heart-warming, buoyed by ever-cheery vocal performances from Brenda Blethyn and Jim Broadbent. ‐ Radio Times
Posted Oct 28, 2016
2/5 89% Burn Burn Burn (2015) Overall makes heavy weather of its intended combination of wry laughter and reflective insight. ‐ Radio Times
Posted Oct 28, 2016
4/5 81% Starfish (2016) Clark's film treats bracing subject matter with honesty and often startling intimacy but never loses sight of the courage shown by this particular family and the many others in the country affected by a truly horrifying condition. ‐ Radio Times
Posted Oct 28, 2016
3/5 87% Phantom Boy (2016) For those willing to make allowances, there's a definite artisanal personality to the visual style, and an undertow of emotion as the boy's unknowing family fear they'll lose him forever. ‐ Radio Times
Posted Oct 20, 2016
3/5 63% Storks (2016) Overall it's bright and breezy enough to divert little ones - even if they don't know what's going on. ‐ Radio Times
Posted Oct 14, 2016
3/5 96% The Fencer (Miekkailija) (2015) A solid, watchable, if somewhat superficial peek into a rarely explored chapter of history. ‐ Radio Times
Posted Sep 30, 2016
4/5 83% Deepwater Horizon (2016) Both a stirring memorial and a cautionary tale on the grandest of scales. ‐ Radio Times
Posted Sep 30, 2016
3/5 60% Light Years (2015) Campbell has obvious trust in her young cast and her own ability to turn everyday settings into a landscape of verdant mystery and imagination. ‐ Radio Times
Posted Sep 23, 2016
5/5 97% Little Men (2016) Rich, thoughtful and affecting, this is absolute top quality film-making. ‐ Radio Times
Posted Sep 23, 2016
5/5 97% Little Men (2016) The film's sheer delicacy exerts a continuing fascination. ‐ Little White Lies
Posted Sep 21, 2016
98% Hell or High Water (2016) The whole movie offers ample evidence that [Mackenzie] has stealthily achieved an unassuming but utterly genuine mastery of his craft. ‐ Sight and Sound
Posted Sep 16, 2016
3/5 100% Sour Grapes (2016) More intriguing than expected, and you'll be gasping for a glass of red afterwards. ‐ Little White Lies
Posted Sep 16, 2016
3/5 40% Morgan (2016) Watchable, but not all it might have been. ‐ Radio Times
Posted Sep 2, 2016
4/5 100% Things to Come (L'avenir) (2016) The story unfolds gently, showcasing a central performance, which, in its deft shadings of vulnerability, anger and stoic self-preservation, is truly superb - even by Huppert's elevated standards. ‐ Radio Times
Posted Sep 2, 2016
4/5 40% The 9th Life of Louis Drax (2016) There is lots to take on board before the sinister, slightly surreal whodunnit narrative really gets going and then it's delivered with hallucinatory intensity by director and horror specialist Alexandre Aja. ‐ Radio Times
Posted Sep 2, 2016
2/5 28% Mechanic: Resurrection (2016) For the most part this plodding, far-fetched bubblegum fare loses sight of what the ever-impeccable Statham does best. ‐ Radio Times
Posted Aug 28, 2016
4/5 87% Mia Madre (2016) The saturation of Arvo Pärt instant-melancholia on the soundtrack feels a bit too pushy, but otherwise this is a confidently controlled, accessible yet piercing look at the insidiousness of grief. ‐ Time Out
Posted Aug 25, 2016
2/5 11% Nine Lives (2016) After an opening-credits sequence of internet cat videos, the laughs are rare and thereafter, the story plods. ‐ Radio Times
Posted Aug 21, 2016
4/5 95% Tickled (2016) With startling moments at every turn, this is a genuine jaw-dropper, a classic piece of investigative film-making as Farrier and co-director Dylan Reeve display tenacity and fortitude in penetrating a web of lies, manipulation... and tickling. ‐ Radio Times
Posted Aug 21, 2016
3/5 76% Lights Out (2016) Viewers who are sensitive to sudden loud noises are in for a particularly torrid time. And when was the last time a film made you shop for lightbulbs? ‐ Radio Times
Posted Aug 21, 2016
3/5 72% Valley Of Love (2016) Probably too enigmatic for all tastes, the film's very distinctive approach, aligned to mesmerising work from the co-stars, still makes it worth a look - not least to marvel at Depardieu's sheer lack of vanity given his increasingly Falstaffian frame. ‐ Radio Times
Posted Aug 14, 2016
100% Ingrid Bergman in Her Own Words (Jag är Ingrid) (2015) An intimate, involving portrait of a remarkable woman who blazed her own independent path in love and on screen. ‐ Sight and Sound
Posted Aug 12, 2016
5/5 94% Finding Dory (2016) All in all, Finding Dory is exactly what a great sequel should be - like the original, only better. ‐ Radio Times
Posted Jul 28, 2016
2/5 60% K-Shop (2016) There's definitely more substance here than the usual penny dreadful, but ambition without accomplishment only goes so far. ‐ Radio Times
Posted Jul 24, 2016
4/5 88% Born To Be Blue (2016) You feel closer to Chet than you did coming in - and is this Hawke's greatest role? ‐ Little White Lies
Posted Jul 24, 2016
3/5 67% The Last King (2016) The resolution is predictable enough, but the movie's solidly satisfying overall, and grizzled Nikolaj Lie Kaas makes a very hissable villain. ‐ Radio Times
Posted Jun 26, 2016
3/5 82% Tale of Tales (Il racconto dei racconti) (2016) We're tickled, we're charmed and we're still wondering what the point was. ‐ Little White Lies
Posted Jun 15, 2016
93% Fire at Sea (Fuocoammare) (2016) Moral courage and filmic artistry exist side by side in this essential offering from a director gradually earning the right to be thought of as one of the greats of our era. ‐ Sight and Sound
Posted Jun 10, 2016
3/5 53% Noma: My Perfect Storm (2015) Foremost in this fly-on-the-wall report is the fascinating contradiction of Redzepi himself, whose abrasive perfectionism appears to be prompted by the prejudice he suffered in his youth after his family moved to Denmark from humble roots in Macedonia. ‐ Radio Times
Posted Jun 9, 2016
24% The Silent Storm (2014) The good intentions are palpable, but sadly the results are rather turgid and the overblown choral score only makes matters worse. ‐ Radio Times
Posted May 19, 2016
3/5 73% Miles Ahead (2016) A movie that's often as sharp as you'd hope, yet whose weirdly off-key centre stands out like an uncharacteristic cracked note in an otherwise controlled, expressive solo. ‐ Little White Lies
Posted Apr 21, 2016
3/5 92% The Absent One (Fasandraeberne) (2016) Moves along smartly enough, and manages the Nordic Noir trick of appearing very classy at all times while unspooling an incredibly lurid plot featuring lashings of schoolgirl sex and sadistic violence. ‐ Radio Times
Posted Apr 8, 2016
2/5 9% Rock the Kasbah (2015) Singularly fails to charm - and even Murray's on faltering form. ‐ Radio Times
Posted Mar 17, 2016
4/5 79% Time Out Of Mind (2015) It's a drama about the struggle for self-respect in the most parlous of circumstances, providing an ultimately convincing and affecting glimpse into a situation that few will ever face by choice. ‐ Radio Times
Posted Mar 3, 2016
2/5 5% Exposed (2016) It's clearly intended as a magical-realist take on very genuine social conflicts, but the result, in this edit at least, is a trial to sit through. ‐ Radio Times
Posted Feb 26, 2016
2/5 37% The Brothers Grimsby (2016) Cohen treads a fine line of standing up for the disenfranchised while relentlessly mocking the exploits of the underclass. ‐ Radio Times
Posted Feb 26, 2016
4/5 98% Welcome To Leith (2015) A thought-provoking offering that asks timely questions about the legal status of those espousing unpalatable ideologies, although the subject matter does involve extreme opinions some may find offensive. ‐ Radio Times
Posted Feb 11, 2016
3/5 86% Oddball and the Penguins (Oddball) (2015) A likeable, traditional family movie. ‐ Time Out
Posted Feb 9, 2016