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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
No Score Yet Yellow is Forbidden (2018) Brettkelly's film is too polite to treat this milieu, rarefied to the point of being ridiculous, with anything other than intricately embroidered kid gloves.‐ Screen International
Read More | Posted Apr 24, 2018
No Score Yet Kaiser: The Greatest Footballer Never to Play Football (2017) This incredible story - too far-fetched to convince as a drama - is given a suitably brash and sassy treatment in this energetic and affectionate documentary.‐ Screen International
Read More | Posted Apr 24, 2018
No Score Yet The Serengeti Rules (2018) It's a film which sounds an alarm, but, unlike most similarly-themed pictures, one which permits a chink of light into the traditionally bleak narrative of man's impact on the land.‐ Screen International
Read More | Posted Apr 24, 2018
No Score Yet McQueen (2018) This appropriately flamboyant film explores McQueen's humble beginnings, his inspirations, his tight knit band of collaborators, his creative process and the violent brilliance of his work.‐ Screen International
Read More | Posted Apr 23, 2018
2/5 34% The Leisure Seeker (2018) The plot isn't the most depressing thing about the film. That honour goes to the fact that two such eminent actors are not getting better roles...‐ Observer (UK)
Read More | Posted Apr 22, 2018
3/5 63% Beyond the Clouds (2018) Although the plot is padded by a scrapyard dance routine and a couple of songs, this is edgier and grittier than Mumbai's more conventional mainstream movie output.‐ Observer (UK)
Read More | Posted Apr 22, 2018
3/5 89% Let the Sunshine In (Un beau soleil intérieur) (2018) There's a flippancy here that adds a veneer to the film, making it a struggle to access any real emotional depth. But then, it wouldn't be a Claire Denis film if it didn't make us work a little.‐ Observer (UK)
Read More | Posted Apr 22, 2018
2/5 74% The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society (2018) Even fans of the source novel, by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows, might struggle with this photogenic but laboured adaptation.‐ Observer (UK)
Read More | Posted Apr 22, 2018
No Score Yet Dry Martina (2018) Like the strong-minded but somewhat petulant Martina herself, the film delivers plenty of heady sensuality but is mainly skin deep and, ultimately fails to satisfy.‐ Screen International
Read More | Posted Apr 20, 2018
No Score Yet Virgins (Vierges) (2018) An eye-catching turn from Rieger will be a key selling point for this languid, loose-limbed first feature.‐ Screen International
Read More | Posted Apr 20, 2018
4/5 94% Custody (Jusqu'à la garde) (2017) For all its stripped-bare economy and unsentimentality, this is one of the most emotionally devastating cinema experiences of the past year.‐ Observer (UK)
Read More | Posted Apr 15, 2018
3/5 86% Thoroughbreds (2018) Elegant, cruel and precise in its commentary on the turmoil inherent in being a teenage girl, the film works brilliantly up until the final act, its mordant, manicured savagery heightened by a primal score.‐ Observer (UK)
Read More | Posted Apr 8, 2018
4/5 83% Ghost Stories (2018) This collection of spooky tales expands from its stage origins to fill every corner of the screen with malevolent threats.‐ Observer (UK)
Read More | Posted Apr 8, 2018
3/5 67% Wonderstruck (2017) I enjoyed the unconventional structure, plus the unfussy approach to disability in a film that is aimed at younger audiences.‐ Observer (UK)
Read More | Posted Apr 8, 2018
4/5 92% Love, Simon (2018) It's highly unlikely you'll read a review of this film that doesn't contain the word "adorable". It's equally unlikely that you'll be able to watch it without grinning from ear to ear.‐ Observer (UK)
Read More | Posted Apr 8, 2018
4/5 95% A Quiet Place (2018) Each audible breath, each creak, adds a needle stab of anxiety to the story.‐ Observer (UK)
Read More | Posted Apr 8, 2018
92% Love, Simon (2018) It's undemanding but immensely likeable.‐ Screen International
Read More | Posted Mar 28, 2018
No Score Yet Hard Paint (Tinta Bruta) (2018) Infused with a sense of yearning and melancholy as vivid as the body paints daubed on the bodies of the boys who dance for money, Hard Paint represents a complex character study and a distinctive voice in queer cinema.‐ Screen International
Read More | Posted Mar 28, 2018
1/5 43% Pacific Rim Uprising (2018) It makes you yearn for the nuance and complex characterisation of the Transformers series.‐ Observer (UK)
Read More | Posted Mar 25, 2018
3/5 79% Unsane (2018) Just because some of the characters struggle with basic logic, it doesn't mean the film should.‐ Observer (UK)
Read More | Posted Mar 25, 2018
4/5 100% Westwood: Punk, Icon, Activist (2018) A gloriously eccentric one-off and a fashion original, she is an entertaining subject for this watchable documentary.‐ Observer (UK)
Read More | Posted Mar 25, 2018
4/5 81% Have a Nice Day (Hao Ji Le) (2018) The individuals, like the animation, are two-dimensional. But that's surely the point.‐ Observer (UK)
Read More | Posted Mar 25, 2018
2/5 39% A Wrinkle in Time (2018) Unfortunately, well-intentioned as it is, it's hard to imagine that this sparkly mess of a movie will connect with cinema-goers far beyond its core audience of 10-to-14-year-old girls.‐ Observer (UK)
Read More | Posted Mar 25, 2018
88% Gutland (2017) [An] assured hybrid of backwoods thriller and fantasy ...‐ Screen International
Read More | Posted Mar 20, 2018
No Score Yet A Prominent Patient (Masaryk) (2016) Effective locations choices add to the atmosphere of the film - it's hard to imagine a more despairing piece of architecture than the exterior of the psychiatric institute. But the pacing of the story is stagnant.‐ Screen International
Read More | Posted Mar 20, 2018
2/5 31% Wonder Wheel (2017) Allen was no doubt aiming for the luxuriant melancholy of a Douglas Sirk film or the brash sleaze of Vincente Minnelli's Some Came Running. However, there's an oily, deep-fried quality ...‐ Observer (UK)
Read More | Posted Mar 11, 2018
2/5 41% Gringo (2018) So casually incoherent, so erratically paced and unfocused that you rather suspect that medical marijuana featured as heavily in the writing process as it does in the plot.‐ Observer (UK)
Read More | Posted Mar 11, 2018
4/5 96% Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story (2017) Dean explores a fascinating life full of contradictions.‐ Observer (UK)
Read More | Posted Mar 11, 2018
4/5 94% Sweet Country (2018) Rangy and lean as a cattle dog, Warwick Thornton's 1920s-set tale of racial tension and rough justice in Australia's Northern Territory is an intriguing mongrel mix of cinematic bloodlines.‐ Observer (UK)
Read More | Posted Mar 10, 2018
No Score Yet Nae Pasaran (2018) [A] heartfelt but slightly laboured documentary ...‐ Screen International
Read More | Posted Mar 5, 2018
44% You, Me and Him (2018) A film which is hard to dislike, but equally a struggle to care about ...‐ Screen International
Read More | Posted Mar 2, 2018
No Score Yet Fortuna (2018) This handsome, measured second feature from Germinal Roaux combines a portrait of a desperate migrant child with an interrogation of the crises of faith which result when devout Christians are asked to put the basic tenets of their religion into practice.‐ Screen International
Read More | Posted Mar 1, 2018
2/5 27% Birth of the Dragon (2017) The fight sequences are slick, but this is a soulless slog.‐ Observer (UK)
Read More | Posted Feb 25, 2018
4/5 100% The Ice King (2017) The film paints a portrait of a difficult, driven perfectionist.‐ Observer (UK)
Read More | Posted Feb 25, 2018
3/5 68% Finding Your Feet (2018) Cynical as it undoubtedly is, there is a certain creaky charm to this tale of late-life second chances and senior dance classes.‐ Observer (UK)
Read More | Posted Feb 25, 2018
3/5 76% Dark River (2017) Sensitively explores the way a traumatic memory can seep through a life in the same way that poisoned groundwater can taint a piece of land.‐ Observer (UK)
Read More | Posted Feb 25, 2018
No Score Yet Becoming Astrid (Unga Astrid) (2018) Using the fan letters of children as touchstones, the film tells a story which contains many of the same stirring qualities - resilience, triumph over adversity - which made Lindgren's fiction so enduringly popular.‐ Screen International
Read More | Posted Feb 21, 2018
89% Sunday's Illness (La enfermedad del domingo) (2018) Both performances are phenomenally good; the two women who at first seem like opposites are gradually drawn together by something primal and unbreakable.‐ Screen International
Read More | Posted Feb 20, 2018
No Score Yet The Silent Revolution (Das Schweigende Klassenzimmer) (2018) This is a solid, good-looking piece of filmmaking which is elevated by a clutch of strong performances from the young cast.‐ Screen International
Read More | Posted Feb 20, 2018
50% Profile (2018) The film crackles with tension.‐ Screen International
Read More | Posted Feb 20, 2018
No Score Yet 3 Days in Quiberon (3 Tage in Quiberon) (2018) Gwisdek is a tricky delight as the unscrupulous journalist who instinctively seeks out Romy's weakest points. But she disarms him too.‐ Screen International
Read More | Posted Feb 20, 2018
22% 7 Days in Entebbe (2018) Although much of the film is effectively claustrophobic, it is too bogged down by exposition to fully take off.‐ Screen International
Read More | Posted Feb 19, 2018
No Score Yet The Real Estate (Toppen av ingenting) (2018) Tonally, it has elements of Ulrich Seidl at his cruellest and least forgiving, combined with a lurid B movie bombast.‐ Screen International
Read More | Posted Feb 19, 2018
No Score Yet L'Animale (2018) Although hardly breaking new ground, the second feature from Katharina Mueckstein takes an unfussy, clear-eyed approach to gender and sexual politics.‐ Screen International
Read More | Posted Feb 19, 2018
No Score Yet Virus Tropical (2017) Appealingly intricate animation is the main selling point of this coming-of-age story which captures, perhaps a little too authentically, the self absorption of adolescence.‐ Screen International
Read More | Posted Feb 19, 2018
100% The Heiresses (Las Herederas) (2018) There is much to admire for those who chime with the languid rhythms and language of loaded sidelong glances.‐ Screen International
Read More | Posted Feb 19, 2018
No Score Yet That Summer (2018) [A] sporadically intriguing, but ultimately unsatisfying film.‐ Screen International
Read More | Posted Feb 15, 2018
3/5 100% Pad Man (2018) A well-meaning picture that tackles taboo issues.‐ Observer (UK)
Read More | Posted Feb 11, 2018
2/5 73% The Mercy (2017) Watching Crowhurst slowly crack is the cinema equivalent of filling your pockets with pebbles and chucking yourself into the Solent.‐ Observer (UK)
Read More | Posted Feb 11, 2018
1/5 25% The 15:17 to Paris (2018) Eastwood seems to lose interest in the story as the film unfolds. And if the director doesn't care enough to make sure each take is in focus, why should we?‐ Observer (UK)
Read More | Posted Feb 11, 2018