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Tymon Smith

Tymon Smith
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
35% Live By Night (2017) [Live by Night] is a mistimed footnote that adds nothing to the genre it wants to pay tribute to.‐ Times (South Africa)
Read More | Posted Sep 6, 2017
45% Paris Can Wait (Bonjour Anne) (2017) It's full of fine wines, gourmet food and French plating but it's very much a satisfying light meal rather than a life-altering feast.‐ Times (South Africa)
Read More | Posted Sep 6, 2017
63% Before I Fall (2017) Before I Fall is ultimately a resoundingly missed opportunity to do something better with its potentially interesting premise.‐ Times (South Africa)
Read More | Posted Sep 6, 2017
87% The Lost City of Z (2017) Anchored by a strong performance from Hunnam, it's ultimately a study of the mindset of a man of adventure rather than a mythologising of him through a breathless recounting of his actions.‐ Times (South Africa)
Read More | Posted Sep 6, 2017
83% Detroit (2017) Bigelow's film is a terrifying look into a series of mirrors that reflect the same, depressing, depleting but difficult to erase reality of a system in which black lives still don't matter to white men with guns.‐ Times (South Africa)
Read More | Posted Sep 6, 2017
49% Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets (2017) Besson reminds us that sometimes the point of going to the movies is just to have fun, let our imaginations run riot and revel in the pleasures of silliness.‐ Times (South Africa)
Read More | Posted Sep 6, 2017
92% Dunkirk (2017) As far as Nolan's own career is concerned it's probably his most tightly realised film since Memento and its overall lack of gimmickry provides a welcome reminder of his ability to do what great directors do best.‐ Times (South Africa)
Read More | Posted Sep 6, 2017
76% Atomic Blonde (2017) Atomic Blonde is a flashy, bloody, not so titillating, overblown music video of time-wasting violence that's easily forgotten.‐ Times (South Africa)
Read More | Posted Sep 6, 2017
93% Baby Driver (2017) Baby Driver makes its petrolhead, summer movie escapist intentions patently clear.‐ Times (South Africa)
Read More | Posted Sep 6, 2017
87% American Made (2017) [American Made] is a story that's interesting and gobsmacking enough to keep you watching throughout.‐ Times (South Africa)
Read More | Posted Sep 6, 2017
43% Gold (2017) If you want an anti-American Dream parable highlighting the follies of greed and materialism, you'd do far better to re-watch American Hustle, The Wolf of Wall Street or any news report about the Donald Trump presidency.‐ Sunday Times (South Africa)
Read More | Posted Apr 7, 2017
35% Live By Night (2017) While the story certainly has all the elements of a potentially engaging epic gangster saga, Affleck's screenplay can't quite decide whose story to tell.‐ Sunday Times (South Africa)
Read More | Posted Feb 27, 2017
72% The Birth of a Nation (2016) Without the uncertainty and indignation of the moment in which it appeared, what remains is a flat, overlong, unfocused and disappointingly conventional biopic‐ Times (South Africa)
Read More | Posted Feb 27, 2017
60% Allied (2016) Allied has all the necessary elements for a grand, epic World War 2 love story with touches of espionage and intrigue -- but on screen the final product is about as interesting as watching a spin cycle at the laundromat on a Sunday evening.‐ Sunday Times (South Africa)
Read More | Posted Feb 17, 2017
98% Moonlight (2016) Its magnetic, poetic images and captivating performances stick in your head long after seeing it and the more you think about it the more there is to marvel at.‐ Sunday Times (South Africa)
Read More | Posted Feb 17, 2017
No Score Yet The Endless River (2015) While it certainly displays skill on the part of its creative team and moments of undeniable visual poetry, the film unfortunately ends up as a triumph of style rather than substance that drags and never quite manages to pull you into its world.‐ Times (South Africa)
Read More | Posted Nov 14, 2016
94% Arrival (2016) A smart, controlled, thoughtful and human-centred examination of what might happen if humans were to encounter alien life.‐ Times (South Africa)
Read More | Posted Nov 11, 2016
45% Hands of Stone (2016) While Ramirez gives his all to make Durán likeable and it's good to see De Niro in a serious role, the film suffers from a lack of focus.‐ Times (South Africa)
Read More | Posted Oct 21, 2016
63% The Magnificent Seven (2016) It's not the worst film of the year or even the worst remake but it does leave you feeling that the whole exercise is a little pointless and too easily forgotten once the dust has settled.‐ Times (South Africa)
Read More | Posted Oct 7, 2016
45% The Girl on the Train (2016) If this is a train ride, it's a stop-and-start affair with an hour's delay for track maintenance in the middle of nowhere.‐ Times (South Africa)
Read More | Posted Oct 7, 2016
25% Ben-Hur (2016) What those involved in this remake were thinking is beyond me. Directed by Timur Bekmambetov, this is a messy, badly edited and terribly acted version of the story that should never have seen the light of day.‐ Times (South Africa)
Read More | Posted Sep 16, 2016
26% Suicide Squad (2016) A shabby, irritating slop of a film that wastes the talents of an ensemble cast that includes Will Smith, Margot Robbie, Jared Leto and Viola Davis.‐ Times (South Africa)
Read More | Posted Aug 5, 2016
46% Free State of Jones (2016) Free State of Jones becomes a plodding film that tries too hard to fit too much into its already-too long two hours and 20 minutes.‐ Times (South Africa)
Read More | Posted Jul 22, 2016
73% Youth (2015) It's not all gentle fun and games and Sorrentino still asks some poignant and pertinent questions about aging, memory, regret and creative fulfilment that push the film through to its melancholic but effective conclusion.‐ Times (South Africa)
Read More | Posted Jul 8, 2016
86% Everybody Wants Some!! (2016) Drawing on Linklater's own biography as a baseball-playing student at Sam Houston University of Texas, the film offers little in the way of plot or narrative, but provides plenty of distinctive characters and intelligent humour to enjoy.‐ Times (South Africa)
Read More | Posted Jun 16, 2016
15% Regression (2016) Regression is a hugely unsatisfying, flat psycho horror apparently inspired by a true story about Satanism in a small US town.‐ Times (South Africa)
Read More | Posted May 9, 2016
17% Queen of the Desert (2017) In the end it's a wasted opportunity that reduces an interesting story to one all about a woman riding on camels through the desert for no apparent reason other than she's "a woman who just misses her man."‐ Times (South Africa)
Read More | Posted Apr 29, 2016
80% Macbeth (2015) Kurzel has opted for an approach that has a lot of style but also, and in great part because of his lead actors Michael Fassbender and Marion Cotillard, retains enough substance to be a successful and satisfying interpretation.‐ Times (South Africa)
Read More | Posted Apr 8, 2016
91% Source Code (2011) Source Code is more original and provocative than anything else out there, and Jones will probably continue to be a director worth watching even if he sometimes frustrates his fans.‐ Times (South Africa)
Read More | Posted Apr 6, 2016
94% The Hunt (Jagten) (2013) It may not be comfortable to watch but The Hunt is a hard-hitting reminder of the dangers of jumping to conclusions and the consequences of relying too much on your heart when you should be using your head.‐ Times (South Africa)
Read More | Posted Apr 6, 2016
49% The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2 (2012) Twilight, like the continued existence of Top Billing, is proof that all is not well with the world.‐ Times (South Africa)
Read More | Posted Apr 6, 2016
83% Belle (2014) Though it is based on a true story, that can't save the film from falling into the trap of being overbearingly moral at times and far too polite. ‐ Times (South Africa)
Read More | Posted Apr 6, 2016
54% Fading Gigolo (2014) What it lacks in narrative punch it makes back mostly in its gentle understanding of the many faces of intimacy and the loneliness that forms such a part of big city lives.‐ Times (South Africa)
Read More | Posted Apr 6, 2016
91% Nebraska (2013) A strong ensemble of secondary characters - led by the legendary Stacey Keach - add another layer of authenticity to what is one of the most bittersweet and subtly effective films of the year.‐ Times (South Africa)
Read More | Posted Apr 6, 2016
79% Saving Mr. Banks (2013) It's not unentertaining and it will give Mary Poppins acolytes plenty of nostalgic tummy-warming moments, but ultimately the film suffers from the very thing Travers was afraid Disney would do to her creation.‐ Times (South Africa)
Read More | Posted Apr 6, 2016
21% The Hangover Part III (2013) If ever there was an example of the dangers of producing films under pressure from studio demands for profits, it turns out that it's not Fast and Furious 6 but rather Hangover III.‐ Times (South Africa)
Read More | Posted Apr 6, 2016
37% The Resident (2012) The Resident isn't even by-the-numbers, it is more like by-the-way, and if you're looking for weekend chills then you'd do better to stay at home and turn off the power.‐ Times (South Africa)
Read More | Posted Apr 6, 2016
20% Transcendence (2014) It's more of an extended screensaver than anything worth spending time on, and there's really no point in trying to explain to anyone what its point might be as there's no evidence that anyone involved actually knows or cares.‐ Times (South Africa)
Read More | Posted Apr 6, 2016
98% Mud (2013) McConaughey's performance is mesmerising, making it easy to see how a 14-year-old impressionable kid would do anything to help this strange drifter.‐ Times (South Africa)
Read More | Posted Apr 6, 2016
42% Midnight's Children (2013) It needed a little more bombast, more magic and more charm, and while Rushdie is a well-known and eloquent film buff, he hasn't managed to translate the novel into the film we wished for.‐ Times (South Africa)
Read More | Posted Apr 6, 2016
87% Blue Valentine (2010) Certainly not a date movie, but a very intelligent and complex film about dates and the basic, ordinary occurrence of falling in and out of love, with two exceptional performances at its core, this is cinema far to the left of escapism.‐ Times (South Africa)
Read More | Posted Apr 6, 2016
49% The Twilight Saga: Eclipse (2010) In the face of a publicity juggernaut fuelled by the desires of teenage girls, criticism is useless. But for what it's worth this is an inane, uninspired B-Grade Gothic romance made on an A-Grade budget.‐ Times (South Africa)
Read More | Posted Apr 6, 2016
82% Four Lions (2010) Four Lions shows that, in the end, despite its tragedies, life on both sides of the axis of evil is full of irony and always absurd.‐ Times (South Africa)
Read More | Posted Apr 6, 2016
92% Philomena (2013) Coogan and Pope's script contains the sentimentality that you would expect in such a story but avoids drowning in schmaltz, thanks to strong performances from Dench and Coogan.‐ Times (South Africa)
Read More | Posted Apr 6, 2016
No Score Yet Love the One You Love (2014) It's a brave and mostly successful examination of both the highs and lows of a universal journey that is also rooted in the culture of Cape Town.‐ Times (South Africa)
Read More | Posted Apr 6, 2016
32% Kick-Ass 2 (2013) What kicked ass three years ago, now kicks itself squarely in the ass.‐ Times (South Africa)
Read More | Posted Apr 6, 2016
67% Elysium (2013) By the time the 99% get their revenge on the 1%, it's a pyrrhic victory that plays as a convenient coda to an otherwise disappointingly predictable, big budget, dystopian tale.‐ Times (South Africa)
Read More | Posted Apr 6, 2016
55% The Reluctant Fundamentalist (2013) If anything saves the film from completely falling off the cliff into the void of agitprop, it's Ahmed, whose performance keeps you more interested than you should be.‐ Times (South Africa)
Read More | Posted Apr 6, 2016
60% Nymphomaniac: Volume II (2014) Whatever its faults, Nymphomaniac cements Von Trier's reputation as the most talented filmmaker of his generation, even if it only reaffirms how much you hate him.‐ Times (South Africa)
Read More | Posted Apr 6, 2016
86% Chef (2014) It is not a masterpiece but Chef shows that sometimes getting back to basics is the best medicine. Its generally sharp jokes and the obvious enjoyment of everyone involved are infectious.‐ Times (South Africa)
Read More | Posted Apr 6, 2016