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Wendy Ide

Wendy Ide

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
86% Tharlo (2016) "Issues of identity, clashes of culture and the nitty-gritty of sheep-herding are the themes which drive Tibetan director Pema Tseden's beguiling fable Tharlo. " ‐ Screen International
Posted Sep 27, 2016
4/5 95% De Palma (2016) "De Palma's work is explored in his own words, and his words only, uncluttered by talking heads and critical evaluations. And frankly, De Palma is such an entertaining and open raconteur, his words are all you need. " ‐ Observer (UK)
Posted Sep 25, 2016
4/5 100% Baden Baden "Lang has a delightfully off-kilter approach that renders familiar scenes and plot points suddenly fresh. I look forward to seeing more of it. " ‐ Observer (UK)
Posted Sep 25, 2016
4/5 98% Little Men (2016) "Sachs's preoccupation with real estate may be a trifle bourgeois, but the films that result are finely tooled little gems. " ‐ Observer (UK)
Posted Sep 25, 2016
1/5 11% Dare To Be Wild "It's a herbaceous bore of a movie which trades in twee Oirish cliches and features a male romantic lead who has all the charisma of a shrub. " ‐ Observer (UK)
Posted Sep 25, 2016
3/5 78% The Lovers And The Despot (2016) "It's an extraordinary story, and almost enough to sustain this often engaging documentary. " ‐ Observer (UK)
Posted Sep 25, 2016
3/5 82% Imperium (2016) "Daniel Radcliffe gives an assured turn as Nate, a nerdy FBI agent who is persuaded to go undercover to infiltrate a community of neo-Nazis. " ‐ Observer (UK)
Posted Sep 25, 2016
3/5 62% The Magnificent Seven (2016) "It's certainly watchable stuff, but if Fuqua wasn't going to do anything new with the material, you rather wonder what was the point? " ‐ Observer (UK)
Posted Sep 25, 2016
17% Brain on Fire "Despite the fact that Susannah eventually manages to claw her way back from the brink of madness, this is a downbeat slog of a film which tells a not particularly involving story. " ‐ Screen International
Posted Sep 19, 2016
3/5 100% Sour Grapes "It's an extraordinary story, but although the crime and its fallout are rigorously dissected, Kurniawan remains a frustratingly elusive character throughout. " ‐ Observer (UK)
Posted Sep 18, 2016
3/5 No Score Yet Anarchy! McLaren Westwood Gang "Unwieldy, clumsily edited and overlong, this is nevertheless a fascinating account of the cultural climate that ignited the punk movement. " ‐ Observer (UK)
Posted Sep 18, 2016
4/5 98% Hunt for the Wilderpeople (2016) "The film's main asset is an unaffected naturalism, both in the film-making, and in the unpolished characters that we root for. " ‐ Observer (UK)
Posted Sep 18, 2016
4/5 96% The Beatles: Eight Days a Week - The Touring Years (2016) "A triumph of deft editing and extraordinary access, this is likely to be the most important music documentary of the year. " ‐ Observer (UK)
Posted Sep 18, 2016
4/5 90% The Clan (El Clan) (2016) "Trapero negotiates with verve the uneasy juxtaposition between quotidian family life and something rather darker and more sinister. " ‐ Observer (UK)
Posted Sep 18, 2016
3/5 77% Bridget Jones's Baby (2016) "The solid third film in the series about the adventures of endearing klutz Bridget Jones follows a similar formula to the first instalment. " ‐ Observer (UK)
Posted Sep 18, 2016
3/5 69% The Infiltrator (2016) "Cranston is excellent: we pick up on the barely perceptible flicker of fear in his eyes as he brazenly weaves his story. And Kruger impresses in a crucial supporting role. " ‐ Observer (UK)
Posted Sep 18, 2016
100% The B-Side: Elsa Dorfman's Portrait Photography "Not only is it an affectionate and personal film - the subject, Elsa Dorfman, is a long-standing friend and Morris's emotional investment in her story is evident in every frame. " ‐ Screen International
Posted Sep 13, 2016
40% Salt and Fire "Characters waffle about aliens and conspiracies, science fiction and time travel. But nobody seems to have anything insightful to say about these themes. " ‐ Screen International
Posted Sep 13, 2016
No Score Yet King of the Dancehall "Multi-hyphenate artist Nick Cannon adds another skill to his resume with his directorial debut. " ‐ Screen International
Posted Sep 12, 2016
22% (Re) Assignment "Despite liberally quoting Shakespeare and Edgar Allen Poe, the screenplay is just not sharp enough to make the audience feel vindicated about dumbing down. " ‐ Screen International
Posted Sep 12, 2016
No Score Yet Rage (Ikari) "Tonal and - particularly - pacing issues make a melodramatic meal out of a conclusion which would have been more effective as a short, sharp shock. " ‐ Screen International
Posted Sep 11, 2016
86% Carrie Pilby "This is not a film which challenges the stereotypes of teen coming of age movies. However the dialogue is sharp, and Powley's comic timing is well-tuned. " ‐ Screen International
Posted Sep 11, 2016
2/5 88% Don't Breathe (2016) "It's hard to care much what happens to any of the highly unsympathetic cast. " ‐ Observer (UK)
Posted Sep 11, 2016
5/5 97% Kubo and the Two Strings (2016) "It explores unexpectedly profound ideas of rebirth and destiny rewritten, like origami paper sheets refolded into another form. " ‐ Observer (UK)
Posted Sep 11, 2016
4/5 66% Anthropoid (2016) "Ellis, who shot the film as well as directed it, has an acute eye for the ominous beauty of this occupied city and captures both the jagged terror of combat and its crushing, deathly boredom. " ‐ Observer (UK)
Posted Sep 11, 2016
3/5 No Score Yet Theo and Hugo (Théo et Hugo dans le même bateau) "The sweetly romantic connection that builds once all the sweaty, neon-lit thrusting has subsided has an unexpected charm. " ‐ Observer (UK)
Posted Sep 11, 2016
4/5 98% Hell or High Water (2016) "art heist, part western for the Occupy generation, this sharply plotted thriller is a triumph for both director David Mackenzie and writer Taylor Sheridan. " ‐ Observer (UK)
Posted Sep 11, 2016
2/5 26% Ben-Hur (2016) "A thuddingly dull-witted remake of a biblical epic that wasn't exactly subtle to begin with. " ‐ Observer (UK)
Posted Sep 11, 2016
3/5 88% The Blue Room (2014) "An unfolding police investigation leaves us guessing until the final moment just what exactly happened when an illicit love affair turned bad. " ‐ Observer (UK)
Posted Sep 11, 2016
89% A United Kingdom "A workmanlike and sometimes clumsy screenplay is not enough to extinguish the spark from this real-life fairytale romance, which delivers both a heartfelt emotional story and a grim lesson in 20th-century British foreign policy. " ‐ Screen International
Posted Sep 11, 2016
77% Colossal "For all its originality, the film fails to leave much of an impression. " ‐ Screen International
Posted Sep 10, 2016
83% The Lure (Córki dancingu) "If, ultimately, the film fails to reel in its audience, it is due to puddle-deep characterisation and a plotline which slows to a trickle by the third act. " ‐ Screen International
Posted Sep 9, 2016
75% Free Fire "To describe Ben Wheatley's latest picture as a blast doesn't even come close to capturing the film's adrenalised assault on the senses. " ‐ Screen International
Posted Sep 9, 2016
4/5 41% The 9th Life of Louis Drax (2016) "[An] odd, intriguing film ... " ‐ Observer (UK)
Posted Sep 4, 2016
3/5 82% Sausage Party (2016) "It may not be suitable for kids, but that's not to say that this strenuously profane cartoon is not unapologetically juvenile in its approach to comedy. " ‐ Observer (UK)
Posted Sep 4, 2016
3/5 71% Café Society (2016) "It's not in the same league as Allen's finest work, but nor is it a honking misfire like Magic in the Moonlight. " ‐ Observer (UK)
Posted Sep 4, 2016
2/5 82% Equity (2016) "[A] turgid, TV movie-standard financial thriller. " ‐ Observer (UK)
Posted Sep 4, 2016
2/5 39% Morgan (2016) "Morgan short-circuits in the third act. " ‐ Observer (UK)
Posted Sep 4, 2016
3/5 89% Jim: The James Foley Story (2016) "It's impassioned and moving, but unpolished and even clumsy, particularly in the use of music. " ‐ Observer (UK)
Posted Sep 4, 2016
1/5 0% ChickLit "The tittering, self-conscious "aren't we naughty?" tone makes you want to drive a bulldozer straight through the blasted pub and its wretched clientele. " ‐ Observer (UK)
Posted Sep 4, 2016
3/5 64% Brotherhood "The most mature and thought-provoking of Noel Clarke's urban drama series. " ‐ Observer (UK)
Posted Aug 28, 2016
3/5 60% War Dogs (2016) "It should have made for a propulsive, stylish thriller. Entertaining as it may be, original it certainly isn't. " ‐ Observer (UK)
Posted Aug 28, 2016
2/5 73% Gary Numan: Android in La La Land "The film focuses on real estate and Numan's move from the UK to the US. It's like a celebrity version of APlace in the Sun. " ‐ Observer (UK)
Posted Aug 28, 2016
2/5 8% Cell (2016) "The slapdash quality to the plotting is matched by the inept film-making - the dialogue is frequently inaudible, the night scenes murkily lit. " ‐ Observer (UK)
Posted Aug 28, 2016
1/5 33% Kids in Love "This fatuous coming-of-age drama plays out like an advertisement for entitlement. " ‐ Observer (UK)
Posted Aug 28, 2016
2/5 54% The Purge: Election Year (2016) "The Purge: Election Year feels like a franchise that is running out of ideas. " ‐ Observer (UK)
Posted Aug 28, 2016
4/5 77% Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping (2016) "You probably need to spend more time than I do on sites such as TMZ to get all the jokes, but the film nails the oversharing banality of YouTube celebrity. " ‐ Observer (UK)
Posted Aug 28, 2016
4/5 95% Tickled (2016) "A fascinating piece of investigative film-making about a subject that is not nearly as innocuously fluffy as it sounds. " ‐ Observer (UK)
Posted Aug 21, 2016
3/5 67% Black "There is much to recommend this picture, not least the nervy camerawork and a pair of knockout performances from Martha Canga Antonio and Aboubakr Bensaihi as young lovers from opposite sides of a gang war. " ‐ Observer (UK)
Posted Aug 21, 2016
3/5 89% The Childhood of a Leader (2016) "An impressive first film that marks Corbet as a talent to watch. " ‐ Observer (UK)
Posted Aug 21, 2016
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