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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
No Score Yet Maggie (2018) The film is wildly indiscriminate in its approach to storytelling.‐ Screen International
Read More | Posted Oct 15, 2018
No Score Yet Clean Up (2018) This confident first feature from Kwon Man-ki asks questions about redemption and motives we have for making amends.‐ Screen International
Read More | Posted Oct 14, 2018
100% Your Face (Ni de lian) (2018) It's debatable how much actual insight the film can provide. It does, however, exert a soothing, almost mesmeric pull.‐ Screen International
Read More | Posted Oct 12, 2018
88% Working Woman (2018) Finely-drawn characters and the kind of grey-area scenario that may be uncomfortably familiar to many women make this a thought-provoking addition to the post #metoo conversation.‐ Screen International
Read More | Posted Oct 10, 2018
No Score Yet Bori (2018) Heartfelt in its messages of acceptance, but somewhat naïve in their delivery, this sugary first feature boasts a picturesque backdrop and a cute child protagonist, but tests audience goodwill with its aimless pacing.‐ Screen International
Read More | Posted Oct 9, 2018
86% Float Like a Butterfly (2018) A gloriously unruly collision of vivid romanticism and tough, unsentimental truths about the hardscrabble lives and casual discrimination faced by Irish travellers.‐ Screen International
Read More | Posted Oct 9, 2018
No Score Yet Bulbul Can Sing (2018) This intimate, naturalistic drama from Rima Das follows Bulbul as she negotiates shame and tragedy, and emerges the other side with a newfound strength.‐ Screen International
Read More | Posted Oct 8, 2018
No Score Yet Ten Years Japan (2018) While the themes - over-population, over-consumption, environmental collapse, technology and social order - are sci fi staples, the emphasis on human connections gives the picture relatability and appeal.‐ Screen International
Read More | Posted Oct 8, 2018
No Score Yet Ode to the Goose (2018) It's a beguiling, if sometimes bewildering, enigma of a movie.‐ Screen International
Read More | Posted Oct 7, 2018
No Score Yet A Duck's Grin (2018) There is a jarring lack of logic in the editing, and not enough clues seeded in the story for it to add up to a satisfying puzzle. There is, however, a duck.‐ Screen International
Read More | Posted Oct 7, 2018
4/5 97% Columbus (2017) In its precision - the framing of each shot is as eloquent as the dialogue - and measured pacing, Columbus is a balm, a deep tissue massage for the soul.‐ Observer (UK)
Read More | Posted Oct 7, 2018
3/5 97% Tehran Taboo (2018) This is fearless, potent storytelling.‐ Observer (UK)
Read More | Posted Oct 7, 2018
4/5 93% Blindspotting (2018) What could have been laboured and polemical is deftly handled, defused with comedy and powered by a pulsating score.‐ Observer (UK)
Read More | Posted Oct 6, 2018
No Score Yet Night Light (2018) It takes quite an investment of patience to sink into the subdued rhythms of mountain life. But this most delicate of dramas does reward those with the commitment to stick with its melancholy, meandering pace.‐ Screen International
Read More | Posted Oct 5, 2018
No Score Yet First Night Nerves (2018) This is a fun, if unashamedly shallow, viewing experience, like hanging out with a bracingly spiteful, incorrigibly gossipy Hong Kong society maven.‐ Screen International
Read More | Posted Oct 5, 2018
No Score Yet Beautiful Days (2018) Although structurally a little over-complicated, it's still an accomplished first fiction feature from Yun Jéro, which uses the intimacy of a family story to explore the plight of illegal migrants from North Korea.‐ Screen International
Read More | Posted Oct 4, 2018
4/5 89% MATANGI/MAYA/M.I.A. (2018) It is very much the MIA story told from the MIA viewpoint.‐ Observer (UK)
Read More | Posted Sep 24, 2018
4/5 85% A Simple Favor (2018) As intoxicating as the mid-afternoon martinis swilled by the two central characters.‐ Observer (UK)
Read More | Posted Sep 24, 2018
3/5 65% The Little Stranger (2018) Why... does this handsomely mounted tale of a country doctor and a seemingly cursed aristocratic family not quite work?‐ Observer (UK)
Read More | Posted Sep 24, 2018
5/5 84% The Captain (Der Hauptmann) (2018) Captures the moment when fear and chaos bite and the ordered military existence crumbles into savagery and base urges.‐ Observer (UK)
Read More | Posted Sep 22, 2018
67% Teen Spirit (2018) A curiously unsatisfying experience.‐ Screen International
Read More | Posted Sep 14, 2018
70% Papi Chulo (2018) [An] appealing, bittersweet comedy drama.‐ Screen International
Read More | Posted Sep 13, 2018
83% A Private War (2018) There are a few clumsy moments, but for the most part, this is a serious-minded and unsensational study of an extraordinary journalist who sacrificed everything in the line of duty.‐ Screen International
Read More | Posted Sep 13, 2018
50% ANIARA (2018) Swedish existential dread in outer space, with a suicidal AI, ritualistic orgies and a giant galactic shopping mall: this striking first feature from Pella Kågerman and Hugo Lilja is a work of daunting ambition.‐ Screen International
Read More | Posted Sep 12, 2018
73% Jeremiah Terminator LeRoy (2018) Justin Kelly's low key directing choices allow the two very fine central performances to take centre stage.‐ Screen International
Read More | Posted Sep 11, 2018
80% Mothers' Instinct (Duelles) (2018) Masset-Depasse deftly handles a plot which flirts openly with ripe melodrama, but keeps the audience guessing about which household the madness and paranoia lurks within.‐ Screen International
Read More | Posted Sep 11, 2018
No Score Yet The Extraordinary Journey of Celeste Garcia (El viaje extraordinario de Celeste García) (2018) Banal familiarity could disappoint those attracted by the unusual set-up and picturesque Cuban backdrop.‐ Screen International
Read More | Posted Sep 11, 2018
50% The Wedding Guest (2018) It's told with a no-frills efficiency which, although it wastes little time with story padding, does manage to create a vividly present sense of place.‐ Screen International
Read More | Posted Sep 10, 2018
79% Her Smell (2018) Wildly uneven, sporadically brilliant, occasionally unbearable, Alex Ross Perry's sprawling portrait of a self-destructive rock star is carried by a performance by Elisabeth Moss which is turned all the way up to eleven, and beyond.‐ Screen International
Read More | Posted Sep 10, 2018
85% Ben is Back (2018) Julia Roberts blasts through this family reunion drama-turned-thriller with one of the most forceful performances of her career.‐ Screen International
Read More | Posted Sep 9, 2018
60% Out of Blue (2018) The atmosphere is repeatedly dismantled by cross-purpose dialogue which simply doesn't ring true, however huskily Clarkson whispers it.‐ Screen International
Read More | Posted Sep 9, 2018
60% Vita & Virginia (2018) In this mannered literary period piece, the story of the love affair between Virginia Woolf and Vita Sackville-West is too hampered by tonal and pacing issues to ever ignite.‐ Screen International
Read More | Posted Sep 9, 2018
4/5 85% Under the Wire (2018) It gives heart-in-the-mouth insights into the realities of war reporting, and is a testament to the value - and the price - of great journalism.‐ Observer (UK)
Read More | Posted Sep 9, 2018
3/5 68% The Seagull (2018) We are left with the sense of a story that has been co-opted into the same accessible, middlebrow terrain that Chekhov was originally reacting against.‐ Observer (UK)
Read More | Posted Sep 9, 2018
4/5 82% Puzzle (2018) Lovely, subtle work from Macdonald, as her character blossoms and her horizons broaden, gives the film a warmth and magnetism.‐ Observer (UK)
Read More | Posted Sep 9, 2018
83% Angelo (2018) Angelo is a mesmerising portrait of a man of quiet dignity whose very humanity is denied by those around him.‐ Screen International
Read More | Posted Sep 8, 2018
4/5 89% American Animals (2018) Supremely watchable and surprisingly poignant...‐ Observer (UK)
Read More | Posted Sep 8, 2018
80% Gwen (2018) Worthington-Cox is terrific; the mounting uncertainty in her eyes seeds the suspicion of wrongdoing throughout the film.‐ Screen International
Read More | Posted Sep 8, 2018
71% Mademoiselle de Joncquières (2018) This is an uncommonly talky picture which perhaps overestimates the fascination of forensically thorough analyses of 18th century society gossip.‐ Screen International
Read More | Posted Sep 8, 2018
20% Red Joan (2019) Solidly competent and, for the most part, well acted...‐ Screen International
Read More | Posted Sep 8, 2018
41% Outlaw King (2018) The picture takes a while to hit its stride. But once it does, there is much to enjoy in this big, brawling ruck of an action movie.‐ Screen International
Read More | Posted Sep 7, 2018
No Score Yet The White Crow (2018) The cluttered structure, littered with brusque little flashbacks, repeatedly interrupts the momentum and tension of the story of Nureyev's most daring leap.‐ Screen International
Read More | Posted Sep 6, 2018
100% School's Out (L'heure de la sortie) (2018) Borrows stylistic devices from horror to create an atmosphere of suffocating paranoia.‐ Screen International
Read More | Posted Sep 3, 2018
No Score Yet Truk (L'enkas) (2018) Sparse and unvarnished storytelling, this is an unflinching, naturalistic account of the vicious circle of debts and duties which make life on the outside harder than prison ever was.‐ Screen International
Read More | Posted Aug 30, 2018
3/5 77% The King (2018) [A] wildly ambitious but not entirely successful documentary.‐ Observer (UK)
Read More | Posted Aug 26, 2018
3/5 49% The Spy Who Dumped Me (2018) Fogel handles the action set pieces with gusto but fails to make the chick-chat bonding moments seem like anything more than padding.‐ Observer (UK)
Read More | Posted Aug 26, 2018
4/5 80% Alpha (2018) The story is simple: subtitled dialogue, in an unspecified ancient language, is basic; the tale is one of subsistence rather than spiritual insight. But this Albert Hughes-directed adventure is visually stunning.‐ Observer (UK)
Read More | Posted Aug 26, 2018
3/5 68% The Children Act (2018) A film that manages to be both wholly persuasive and utterly preposterous.‐ Observer (UK)
Read More | Posted Aug 25, 2018
No Score Yet Ruben Brandt, Collector (2018) This is a film which fizzes with originality, one which works both as a pacey thriller and a playfully surreal intellectual exercise.‐ Screen International
Read More | Posted Aug 17, 2018
No Score Yet Love 1. Dog (Dragoste 1: Câine) (2018) An accomplished piece of filmmaking: unhurried, unvarnished, with just the bare minimum of a score embellishing a soundtrack which tunes us in to the haunting sounds of this wild and isolated place.‐ Screen International
Read More | Posted Aug 14, 2018