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Wendy Ide

Wendy Ide

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
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 90% The Childhood of a Leader (2016) "An impressive first film that marks Corbet as a talent to watch. " ‐ Observer (UK)
Posted Aug 21, 2016
2/5 9% Nine Lives (2016) "Like a bargain-basement version of Freaky Friday crossed with a cat meme, the comedy here is inert, despite the efforts of a psychotically chipper musical score. " ‐ Observer (UK)
Posted Aug 21, 2016
3/5 66% David Brent: Life on the Road "We are too busy squirming to realise that the jokes tied into Foregone Conclusion's doomed tour start to repeat themselves. " ‐ Observer (UK)
Posted Aug 21, 2016
4/5 98% Almost Holy (Crocodile Gennadiy) (2016) "This gripping documentary about Gennadiy Mokhnenko, aka Pastor Crocodile, a controversial child-welfare activist in Ukraine, has the propulsive power and arc of a drama. " ‐ Observer (UK)
Posted Aug 21, 2016
3/5 96% Swallows and Amazons "Despite an incongruous action sequence on the roof of a puttering steam train and a beefed-up espionage plot, the thrills here are reassuringly low-key. " ‐ Observer (UK)
Posted Aug 21, 2016
5/5 100% Behemoth (Bei xi mo shou) "The photography is all the more remarkable given that Zhao shot much of it guerrilla style, without the permission of the mine owners whose abuses of their workers are all too clearly on show. " ‐ Observer (UK)
Posted Aug 21, 2016
3/5 84% The Idol (Ya Tayr El Tayer) (2016) "Tawfeek Barhom, in the central role, is an intense and magnetic presence. " ‐ Observer (UK)
Posted Aug 14, 2016
4/5 87% Pete's Dragon (2016) "Although the pathos is ladled on a little over-generously, the handsome photography, the first-rate performances ... and an endearing overgrown puppy of a dragon make this a strong alternative to animation for family audiences. " ‐ Observer (UK)
Posted Aug 14, 2016
3/5 62% Nerve (2016) "New York makes a suitably dynamic backdrop to this high-stakes trial, and the potshots taken against the ugly mob mentality of the anonymous online participants hit their target. " ‐ Observer (UK)
Posted Aug 14, 2016
4/5 82% The Wave (Bolgen) (2016) "The intimate focus, juxtaposed with the unsettling beauty of the backdrop and the eerie stillness of the aftermath, brings a novel twist to the well-worn disaster movie format. " ‐ Observer (UK)
Posted Aug 14, 2016
4/5 72% Valley Of Love (2016) "The colour palette of bleached bone whites and brilliant blues, and the haunting music of Charles Ives add to the odd, mesmerising atmosphere. " ‐ Observer (UK)
Posted Aug 14, 2016
4/5 100% Ingrid Bergman in Her Own Words (Jag är Ingrid) (2015) "Anyone who watches this lively documentary will fall a little bit in love with one of cinema's romantic rebels. " ‐ Observer (UK)
Posted Aug 14, 2016
2/5 36% Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates (2016) "Showing girls being just as crass and idiotic as their male counterparts is not quite the equality we should be aiming for. " ‐ Observer (UK)
Posted Aug 14, 2016
3/5 88% Sid and Nancy (1986) "A gruellingly tough watch. " ‐ Observer (UK)
Posted Aug 8, 2016
2/5 26% Suicide Squad (2016) "What could be more fun than watching bad people do bad things in the service of good? Unfortunately, even a film full of villains needs a credible antagonist, and this is one of the many problems with Suicide Squad. " ‐ Observer (UK)
Posted Aug 7, 2016
4/5 88% Sweet Bean (An) (2016) "For the most part, the quality of the dignified, understated performances here prevents the picture from tipping into cloying sentimentality. " ‐ Observer (UK)
Posted Aug 7, 2016
2/5 35% Up for Love (Un homme à la hauteur) "A film that can't quite decide what it is. " ‐ Observer (UK)
Posted Aug 7, 2016
2/5 72% The Carer "The film is depressingly obvious and mulched with a score which is the musical equivalent of pre-masticated invalid food. " ‐ Observer (UK)
Posted Aug 7, 2016
4/5 100% Bobby Sands: 66 Days "It's a sympathetic portrait, certainly. But this film is no empty hagiography. It's an insight into the thoughts of desperate, violent men - something which is just as relevant now as it was then. " ‐ Observer (UK)
Posted Aug 7, 2016
5/5 97% Barry Lyndon (1975) "As leisurely as it is painterly, this is a masterclass in cinematography - famously, Kubrick used nothing but natural light in all but a few scenes. Don't miss the chance to watch it in a cinema. " ‐ Observer (UK)
Posted Jul 31, 2016
4/5 94% Finding Dory (2016) "It is approached with such charm and warmth that it hardly matters that the two films share such similar arcs. " ‐ Observer (UK)
Posted Jul 31, 2016
3/5 95% Author: The JT LeRoy Story (2016) "While it gives a fascinating insight into her near pathological compulsion to try on other voices and identities, it does leave a lot of questions unanswered. " ‐ Observer (UK)
Posted Jul 31, 2016
2/5 No Score Yet The Fall "This somewhat thin documentary revisits a story of athletic rivalry that marked the careers of two runners and in some ways overshadowed their other achievements. " ‐ Observer (UK)
Posted Jul 31, 2016
3/5 75% The Commune (Kollektivet) "Dyrholm's skill as an actor notwithstanding, this is a rather dispiriting trajectory. " ‐ Observer (UK)
Posted Jul 31, 2016
78% The People vs. Fritz Bauer (Der Staat Gegen Fritz Bauer) (2016) "A solid, persuasively-acted account of the real-life mission to bring a Nazi war criminal to justice. " ‐ Screen International
Posted Jul 26, 2016
2/5 71% The Killing$ of Tony Blair "The disintegration of the Labour party is an ongoing story that moves too quickly for any documentary to capture. " ‐ Observer (UK)
Posted Jul 24, 2016
3/5 88% Born To Be Blue (2016) "Purists might disagree, but you could argue that this reimagining of the 1960s comeback of jazz trumpeter and singer Chet Baker is closer in spirit to the riffing, improvisational nature of his music than a straight biopic could ever be. " ‐ Observer (UK)
Posted Jul 24, 2016
3/5 83% Star Trek Beyond (2016) "The key to the film's success is knowing what to change - the scale of the special effects is worlds away from that of the original - and what to cling to. " ‐ Observer (UK)
Posted Jul 24, 2016
2/5 60% K-Shop "This short film idea can't sustain a feature, no matter how much chilli sauce and cranial trauma you pack into it. " ‐ Observer (UK)
Posted Jul 24, 2016
2/5 40% Ming Of Harlem: Twenty One Storeys In The Air (2014) "It takes a baggy, unfocused approach. " ‐ Observer (UK)
Posted Jul 24, 2016
4/5 82% Chevalier (2016) "Tsangari's deadpan approach to the increasingly sociopathic behaviour of the sextet is perfectly judged. " ‐ Observer (UK)
Posted Jul 24, 2016
4/5 90% Summertime (La Belle Saison) (2016) "Carole and Delphine luxuriate in each other's company. It's a symbiotic relationship, which combines a sexual awakening for Carole and a political awakening for Delphine. " ‐ Observer (UK)
Posted Jul 17, 2016
1/5 0% Precious Cargo (2016) "This production clearly ploughed all its budget into a few slick action sequences and the cameo from Willis. It's a pity the film-makers didn't invest in the screenplay. " ‐ Observer (UK)
Posted Jul 17, 2016
2/5 74% Baskin (2016) "For all the mortified, mottled flesh and salacious shots of butcher's equipment, Baskin is just not very frightening. " ‐ Observer (UK)
Posted Jul 17, 2016
3/5 100% The Hard Stop "The film is not always as focused as it could be, but it gives a voice to a community that is routinely denied one and a platform to Duggan's relatives, who claim that justice has yet to be done. " ‐ Observer (UK)
Posted Jul 17, 2016
4/5 81% Men & Chicken (Mænd & høns) (2016) "A darkly comic dysfunctional family drama rather than the carnival of grotesquery it could have been. " ‐ Observer (UK)
Posted Jul 17, 2016
2/5 76% Keanu (2016) "The central joke, that even the most ruthless underworld drug wholesalers are putty in the paws of an adorably cute kitten, is a good one, but it's not enough to sustain an entire movie. " ‐ Observer (UK)
Posted Jul 17, 2016
3/5 83% Bayou Maharajah "Bayou Maharajah is worth watching for the performance footage alone. " ‐ Observer (UK)
Posted Jul 10, 2016
3/5 36% The Legend of Tarzan (2016) "For all his ape-punching, wildebeest-grappling and months of work in the gym, Skarsgård is too tame to convince as a man whose heart is still in the jungle. " ‐ Observer (UK)
Posted Jul 10, 2016
4/5 96% Weiner (2016) "Edited to perfection, this is like watching the slow-motion footage of a building collapsing. " ‐ Observer (UK)
Posted Jul 10, 2016
2/5 34% Now You See Me 2 (2016) "A needlessly complicated series of bluffs and double-bluffs, which is then unpicked during huge chunks of shouty, self-congratulatory exposition. " ‐ Observer (UK)
Posted Jul 10, 2016
4/5 86% Maggie's Plan (2016) "Although droll rather than laugh-out-loud funny, this is a smart and immensely enjoyable romcom. " ‐ Observer (UK)
Posted Jul 10, 2016
2/5 85% A Poem Is A Naked Person (2015) "Unfortunately, most of the film is given over to musicians, baked and bickering endlessly in recording studios. " ‐ Observer (UK)
Posted Jul 10, 2016
2/5 61% Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie (2016) "The film, like its subjects, is chaotic, frequently lazy and unhealthily obsessed with celebrity. " ‐ Observer (UK)
Posted Jul 4, 2016
2/5 21% Colonia (2016) "It's a glib trivialisation of one of the grimmer chapters of Chilean history. " ‐ Observer (UK)
Posted Jul 4, 2016
2/5 92% Queen of Earth (2015) "It displays some of the navel-gazing impulses of the mumblecore movement; it's no surprise to see that mumble-originator Joe Swanberg serves as a producer. " ‐ Observer (UK)
Posted Jul 4, 2016
3/5 69% Central Intelligence (2016) "It's a plot that doesn't hold up under scrutiny, particularly in the scattershot climax, but the gag rate is so high that this doesn't matter as much as it should. " ‐ Observer (UK)
Posted Jul 4, 2016
4/5 81% From Afar (Desde Allá) (2016) "While it lacks the propulsive narrative drive and tonal shifts of Eastern Boys, From Afar reveals itself to be every bit as compelling a piece of film-making. " ‐ Observer (UK)
Posted Jul 4, 2016
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