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Wendy Ide

Wendy Ide
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
3/5 31%

Independence Day: Resurgence (2016)

"Despite the creaky exposition, the cliches (school bus in peril anyone?) and the battering-ram approach to special effects, this is enjoyable chaos." Observer (UK)
Posted Jun 26, 2016
3/5 74%

The Secret Life of Pets (2016)

"It does deliver brilliantly when it comes to visual jokes, action set pieces, physical comedy and unabashed silliness." Observer (UK)
Posted Jun 26, 2016
2/5 22%

Ma ma (2016)

"The treatment of the subject is rather crass - Medem's directorial flourishes are undermined by a score that pushes every weepy button it can shake a quavering violin at." Observer (UK)
Posted Jun 26, 2016
No Score Yet

Window Horses (2016)

"This is not just a visual treat, it's a rewarding and unexpectedly engrossing piece of female-led storytelling." ‐Screen International
Posted Jun 24, 2016
3/5 97%

Long Way North (Tout en haut du monde) (2016)

"The story is a little slight, and the ending abrupt, but the charm of the picture lies in its fearless young female protagonist and, of course, those ravishing visuals." Observer (UK)
Posted Jun 19, 2016
4/5 74%

The Keeping Room (2015)

"The term "revisionist western" has been overused lately. However, this blend of slow-burning frontier feminism and taut home invasion thriller is probably the most authentically unorthodox take on the genre you will see for a while." Observer (UK)
Posted Jun 19, 2016
2/5 42%

The Girl King (2015)

"It is thuddingly unsubtle." Observer (UK)
Posted Jun 19, 2016
4/5 91%

Where You're Meant to Be (2016)

"Affectionate, playful and irreverent in spirit." Observer (UK)
Posted Jun 19, 2016
2/5 16%

Gods Of Egypt (2016)

"The film doesn't just play fast and loose with mythology, it also besmirches the cinematic legacy that precedes it - chiefly, the inventive ancient Greek special effects creations of Ray Harryhausen." Observer (UK)
Posted Jun 19, 2016
3/5 80%

The Conjuring 2 (2016)

"Wan's sinuous camera leaves us constantly off balance, the frame bent and tilted. The design team go all out with a colour palette of mould and despair." Observer (UK)
Posted Jun 19, 2016
95%

Nuts! (2016)

"The use of animation is sometimes a little crude, but the homespun aesthetic works well with the quirky nature of the story which unfolds." ‐Screen International
Posted Jun 19, 2016
25%

Nerdland (2016)

"This bracingly savage satire sets its sights on one of the easier targets around: the fame-lusting wannabes who will take any available short cut to claim their fifteen minutes in the spotlight." ‐Screen International
Posted Jun 18, 2016
74%

The Secret Life of Pets (2016)

"A madcap caper full of densely-packed sight gags, dizzying action set pieces and a healthy side-helping of Reynaud trademark silliness." ‐Screen International
Posted Jun 16, 2016
3/5 65%

Learning To Drive (2015)

"Clarkson, in particular, is spot-on; her character unfolds gradually into the serenity that comes with hard-earned self-sufficiency. And the gentle, low-key humour belies some spiky observations about multicultural America." Observer (UK)
Posted Jun 12, 2016
1/5 7%

Mother's Day (2016)

"There's very little that is natural about the storytelling in this crudely conceived, genetically engineered monster of a narrative. And there is no insight into motherhood that you couldn't find in a pound shop greeting card." Observer (UK)
Posted Jun 12, 2016
3/5 23%

The Boss (2016)

"Racks up enough laughs to justify the ticket price." Observer (UK)
Posted Jun 12, 2016
4/5 92%

When Marnie Was There (2015)

"While Marnie lacks the densely mystical, immersive quality of Ghibli at its best, the film features characteristically exquisite hand-drawn animation and a sensitivity to the precarious, friable quality in an adolescent girl's self-worth." Observer (UK)
Posted Jun 12, 2016
2/5 78%

Where to Invade Next (2016)

"Moore's partisan and simplistic approach feels more like a big, fat insult to audience intelligence rather than an effective call to arms." Observer (UK)
Posted Jun 12, 2016
4/5 93%

Fire at Sea (Fuocoammare) (2016)

"Sometimes real life provides us with symbolic imagery that is every bit as potent and sophisticated as anything you would find in a fictional narrative." Observer (UK)
Posted Jun 12, 2016
4/5 100%

Versus: The Life and Films of Ken Loach (2016)

"This is a fitting tribute to a director who has made a career out of telling the stories that most urgently need to be told." Observer (UK)
Posted Jun 5, 2016
2/5 28%

Warcraft (2016)

"[A] derivative, relentlessly dull-witted computer game spin-off." Observer (UK)
Posted Jun 5, 2016
2/5 38%

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows (2016)

"Kids will respond to the film, but the relentless dumb exuberance is unlikely to win many adult fans." Observer (UK)
Posted Jun 5, 2016
3/5 58%

Me Before You (2016)

"Has an undeniable, if somewhat chintzy charm." Observer (UK)
Posted Jun 5, 2016
1/5 8%

Misconduct (2016)

"It's so hilariously inept that it's almost worth watching." Observer (UK)
Posted Jun 5, 2016
3/5 No Score Yet

Blood Orange (2016)

"It's a promising debut for first-time director Toby Tobias." Observer (UK)
Posted Jun 5, 2016
2/5 61%

Race (2016)

"The simplistic approach means that the film might work best for family audiences as an entry-level introduction to the history of racial politics." Observer (UK)
Posted Jun 5, 2016
4/5 92%

The Measure of a Man (La loi du marché) (2016)

"Impassive on the surface, Lindon reveals the weight of despair in the dragging steps, the bowed shoulders, even the droop of his character's moustache." Observer (UK)
Posted Jun 5, 2016
4/5 85%

The Daughter (2017)

"The melodrama of the third act is mitigated by the quality of the performances." Observer (UK)
Posted May 29, 2016
2/5 58%

Money Monster (2016)

"Foster tries to muster audience sympathy for Kyle. But her tools are crude." Observer (UK)
Posted May 29, 2016
2/5 73%

My King (Mon roi) (2016)

"The histrionic emotion register of the performances in this French drama undermines a candid and sometimes perceptive portrait of an abusive relationship." Observer (UK)
Posted May 29, 2016
2/5 30%

Alice Through the Looking Glass (2016)

"A blitzkrieg of digital effects and a kind of HG Wells meets Hogwarts aesthetic is not enough to distract from the fact that the storytelling is all smoke and mirrors and very little in the way of heart." Observer (UK)
Posted May 29, 2016
4/5 86%

Minuscule: Valley of the Lost Ants (Minuscule - La vallée des fourmis perdues) (2014)

"This is suitable for very young children but will charm all ages." Observer (UK)
Posted May 29, 2016
1/5 59%

The Trust (2016)

"There are foetuses that would be more convincing in the role of a jaded lawman than Wood. You can festoon him with hookers and drug paraphernalia - he still looks like a newly hatched baby bird." Observer (UK)
Posted May 29, 2016
No Score Yet

3688 (2015)

"The tonal clashes in the latest from Singaporean director Royston Tan are almost as strident as those in the over-saturated colour palette." ‐Screen International
Posted May 25, 2016
No Score Yet

A Tale of Three Cities (San cheng ji) (2015)

"While both Lau and Wei give decent performances independently, there is barely a spark between them on screen." ‐Screen International
Posted May 25, 2016
100%

Neruda (2016)

"A playfully unexpected spin on a historical drama." ‐Sight and Sound
Posted May 20, 2016
79%

The Other Side (Louisiana) (2016)

"There is a compassion in this filmmaking that is markedly lacking in America's attitude towards the people it pushes to its outer fringes." ‐Screen International
Posted May 20, 2016
56%

The Neon Demon (2016)

"Nicolas Winding Refn's lurid evisceration of the Los Angeles modelling community misses its target more often than it hits it." ‐Screen International
Posted May 19, 2016
100%

After the Storm (Umi yori mo mada fukaku) (2016)

"[A] sweet-natured comedy about father/son relationships and the gifts and curses that are passed down through generations." ‐Screen International
Posted May 19, 2016
96%

Aquarius (2016)

"A magnetic central performance from Sonia Braga is the driving force in a relatively conventional but compelling drama from Brazilian director Kleber Mendonça Filho." ‐Screen International
Posted May 17, 2016
100%

Raman Raghav 2.0 (2016)

"It's a propulsive and bloodthirsty thriller with a brash use of music and a jangling, adrenalised energy which rarely flags." ‐Screen International
Posted May 16, 2016
100%

One Week and a Day (Shavua ve Yom) (2016)

"There is an abrasive, snarling humour to this impressive first feature from US-born, Israeli-raised writer-director Asaph Polonsky." ‐Screen International
Posted May 15, 2016
94%

The Handmaiden (Ah-ga-ssi) (2016)

"The film manages the tricky feat of both staying true to Waters breathless, page-turning prose, and creating a wholly persuasive new milieu for the story." ‐Screen International
Posted May 15, 2016
4/5 86%

Everybody Wants Some!! (2016)

"The picture works best if you reserve judgment - yes, some of the attitudes towards women are a little unreformed and some of the characters are puddle deep - and enjoy the show." Observer (UK)
Posted May 15, 2016
3/5 71%

Our Kind of Traitor (2016)

"The film is solid but rarely achieves the tension for which it is clearly aiming." Observer (UK)
Posted May 15, 2016
5/5 98%

Mustang (2015)

"With its rooted sense of place and community, and rebellious spirit, this is an accomplished and engaging debut." Observer (UK)
Posted May 15, 2016
2/5 67%

Kill Command (2016)

"This science-fiction film takes a horror film premise - a small group of people are picked off one by one by a ruthless foe - and manages to strip it almost completely of scares." Observer (UK)
Posted May 15, 2016
68%

Whiskey Tango Foxtrot (2016)

"Spiked with gallows humour, it has tonal similarities to MASH, and as such it is an entertaining watch." Observer (UK)
Posted May 15, 2016
1/5 43%

The Angry Birds Movie (2016)

"This simply isn't funny enough to charm the parents of the film's intended audience: impressionable and not particularly discerning children." Observer (UK)
Posted May 15, 2016
100%

After Love (L'économie du couple) (2016)

"An unflinching portrait of the final weeks of a marriage." ‐Screen International
Posted May 13, 2016
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