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Wendy Ide

Wendy Ide
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
No Score Yet The Outlaws (2017) A robustly entertaining crime picture.‐ Screen International
Read More | Posted Dec 13, 2017
No Score Yet A Day (Ha-roo) (2017) Although the sheer intensity of the premise is a little exhausting, this is a tightly plotted conundrum of a movie which allows its audience barely a moment to catch breath.‐ Screen International
Read More | Posted Dec 13, 2017
100% Holy Air (2017) Holy Air provides a vivid snapshot of modern life in an ancient city.‐ Screen International
Read More | Posted Dec 12, 2017
2/5 87% Better Watch Out (2017) A Yule-themed comedy horror that is neither funny, nor particularly horrifying, Better Watch Out feels like a malicious spin on Home Alone.‐ Observer (UK)
Read More | Posted Dec 10, 2017
4/5 95% Human Flow (2017) Through brief but intimate exchanges, Ai brings the individuals behind the statistics into focus.‐ Observer (UK)
Read More | Posted Dec 10, 2017
3/5 84% Blade of the Immortal (Mugen no jûnin) (2017) It's a stylish slash fest, which delivers visceral thrills along with quietly striking moments of beauty.‐ Observer (UK)
Read More | Posted Dec 10, 2017
3/5 79% Brigsby Bear (2017) Where the film best succeeds is in creating a credible character who has been insulated from the world he now finds himself flung into.‐ Observer (UK)
Read More | Posted Dec 10, 2017
2/5 47% The Dinner (2017) An absolutely first-rate cast is cut adrift in a sea of laboured, overwritten dialogue in this disappointing drama.‐ Observer (UK)
Read More | Posted Dec 10, 2017
2/5 94% Stronger (2017) With its swelling score and obligatory shots of noble, fluttering US flags, the film buys into the hero narrative wholesale.‐ Observer (UK)
Read More | Posted Dec 10, 2017
78% Ferdinand (2017) This sweet-natured animation is a wisp of a thing. That's not to say it doesn't pack plenty of charm.‐ Screen International
Read More | Posted Dec 7, 2017
No Score Yet Fork Lane (Pokeurein) (2017) This sobering look at the human cost of combat - both to the families of the dead, and to the men who pulled the trigger - is handsomely photographed and thought-provoking.‐ Screen International
Read More | Posted Dec 1, 2017
No Score Yet Secret Ingredient (Iscelitel) (2017) Although on the surface, this is a crime caper, the film works most satisfyingly as a study of the abrasive but loving relationship between father and son.‐ Screen International
Read More | Posted Nov 30, 2017
No Score Yet Four Hands (Die Vierhändige) (2017) Smart writing and an unflinching relish when it comes to the scenes of violence make for a deftly handled genre piece.‐ Screen International
Read More | Posted Nov 30, 2017
No Score Yet Asphyxia (Khafegi) (2017) Although character motivations might, at times, seem a little opaque, this film offers a commentary on a society in which even a successful woman is nothing unless she has a man's support.‐ Screen International
Read More | Posted Nov 30, 2017
No Score Yet Vampire Clay (Chi o sû nendo) (2017) This schlocky Japanese horror about murderous, sentient modelling clay which creates havoc in a small provincial art school is so inept, you start to wonder if it's deliberately so.‐ Screen International
Read More | Posted Nov 30, 2017
92% The Breadwinner (2017) Parvana's eloquent eyes convey the tragedy of a land under siege, and the terrible fate which befalls each family member in turn is beautifully animated.‐ Screen International
Read More | Posted Nov 27, 2017
3/5 82% Brakes (2016) Some of it - the mortifying scenes featuring the brilliant Julia Davis, for example, or the hollow sense of loss in Kerry Fox's sequence - is rather wonderful. Other strands seem under-developed ...‐ Observer (UK)
Read More | Posted Nov 26, 2017
4/5 99% Jane (2017) The film's main asset is undoubtedly the magnificent Goodall, as poised, articulate and engaged in her 80s as she was in her fearless 20s ...‐ Observer (UK)
Read More | Posted Nov 26, 2017
2/5 28% Suburbicon (2017) Clooney, what on earth were you thinking?‐ Observer (UK)
Read More | Posted Nov 26, 2017
2/5 84% Lost in Paris (Paris pieds nus) (2017) Unfortunately, for all the photogenic Parisian trappings, the riverside tango and Eiffel Tower slapstick, the laborious jollity of the latest film from Fiona Gordon and Dominique Abel never takes flight.‐ Observer (UK)
Read More | Posted Nov 26, 2017
1/5 18% Daddy's Home 2 (2017) A cynical, synthetic piece of Hollywood production line tat, which reheats the narrative leftovers of an already mediocre domestic comedy about blended families.‐ Observer (UK)
Read More | Posted Nov 26, 2017
4/5 84% Beach Rats (2017) Hittman shares something of Claire Denis's gift for finding vulnerability in a chiselled male body and a kind of bruised poetry in the tough-guy swagger of these teenage kids.‐ Observer (UK)
Read More | Posted Nov 26, 2017
3/5 75% Manifesto (2017) It's an intriguing idea, visually arresting and intellectually confrontational. It is not without problems, however.‐ Observer (UK)
Read More | Posted Nov 26, 2017
2/5 58% Fireworks, Should We See It from the Side or the Bottom? (2017) The crystalline prettiness of the animation notwithstanding, this spun-sugar confection is more cloying than satisfying.‐ Observer (UK)
Read More | Posted Nov 12, 2017
4/5 96% Félicité (2017) This heady trip into downtown Kinshasa is as magnetic, and enigmatic, as its forceful central character.‐ Observer (UK)
Read More | Posted Nov 12, 2017
4/5 67% Kaleidoscope (2017) Like the view through the kaleidoscope of the title, a cherished remnant of a rare happy memory, the facts of the story are fractured and distorted, seen through the prism of a broken mind.‐ Observer (UK)
Read More | Posted Nov 12, 2017
3/5 89% Only the Brave (2017) Only the Brave is the film-making equivalent of the plaid shirt and denim jeans favoured by the men for their off-duty attire. It's obvious, safe and as familiar as beer and banter.‐ Observer (UK)
Read More | Posted Nov 12, 2017
4/5 74% No Stone Unturned (2017) Scrupulously even-handed, the film explores collusion between police and paramilitaries and the decidedly unstable foundations underpinning the Northern Ireland peace process.‐ Observer (UK)
Read More | Posted Nov 12, 2017
4/5 86% Professor Marston & The Wonder Women (2017) [A] deliciously provocative film ...‐ Observer (UK)
Read More | Posted Nov 12, 2017
5/5 100% Paddington 2 (2018) Something to treasure rather than just to entertain.‐ Observer (UK)
Read More | Posted Nov 12, 2017
2/5 72% Perfect Blue (1999) I found it very hard to get past the eroticised approach to rape and sexual violence which is a pervasive stain on this otherwise intriguing film.‐ Observer (UK)
Read More | Posted Oct 29, 2017
5/5 97% Call Me by Your Name (2017) Chalamet, with his restless, impatient physicality and a face as sensual and sculpted as a fallen angel from a Caravaggio painting, is quite simply astonishing.‐ Observer (UK)
Read More | Posted Oct 29, 2017
4/5 83% Deliver Us (2017) It's almost funny, but director Federica Di Giacomo is careful that the genuine suffering of the people seeking help is never reduced to the status of freakshow entertainment.‐ Observer (UK)
Read More | Posted Oct 29, 2017
4/5 92% Thor: Ragnarok (2017) The film finds absurd comedy by juxtaposing the extraordinary with deliciously prosaic details.‐ Observer (UK)
Read More | Posted Oct 29, 2017
2/5 No Score Yet Battle of Soho (2017) A little more time spent on the history of Soho would have gone a long way.‐ Observer (UK)
Read More | Posted Oct 29, 2017
3/5 84% Grace Jones: Bloodlight and Bami (2017) It's a celebration of defiant, uncompromising originality, a commodity which is all too rare in music these days.‐ Observer (UK)
Read More | Posted Oct 29, 2017
100% Paddington 2 (2018) Paddington 2 is as irresistible as the dessert trolley our hero pilots, and as sweet as the marmalade that perpetually clags his fur.‐ Screen International
Read More | Posted Oct 27, 2017
83% The Divine Order (Die göttliche Ordnung) (2017) A gentle, unassuming picture, it does have a satisfying, feelgood trajectory and empathetic central performance from Marie Leuenberger.‐ Screen International
Read More | Posted Oct 24, 2017
No Score Yet Upside Down (Toma Conta de Mim) (2013) The elusive central idea is as muddy and indistinct as the cinematography.‐ Screen International
Read More | Posted Oct 17, 2017
No Score Yet Smaller and Smaller Circles (2017) The backdrop, a murkily atmospheric Patayas, is appropriately sordid, although director Raya Martin tends towards prurience in his handling of the crimes.‐ Screen International
Read More | Posted Oct 16, 2017
No Score Yet Beyond the Clouds (2017) As it gives a voice to the voiceless and making a case for the people whose poverty denies them justice, it's perhaps forgivable that the film labours its point a little stridently at times.‐ Screen International
Read More | Posted Oct 16, 2017
No Score Yet The Forgiven (2017) There are several blisteringly powerful scenes which lend the picture's message of understanding and unity a weight and authority.‐ Screen International
Read More | Posted Oct 16, 2017
2/5 67% Double Date (2017) Crude, unsophisticated but enthusiastically bloody, this British comedy horror feels a bit like The Inbetweeners Movie with multiple stab wounds and cranial trauma.‐ Observer (UK)
Read More | Posted Oct 15, 2017
4/5 82% Loving Vincent (2017) Declamatory dialogue is a little too on the nose, but the animation is a mercurial wonder; a snaking, vibrant vision in the golds, ochres and cornflower blues that sing of the artist's most famous work.‐ Observer (UK)
Read More | Posted Oct 15, 2017
3/5 71% The Ritual (2017) It's enjoyably gory but not in the same league as the films it emulates.‐ Observer (UK)
Read More | Posted Oct 15, 2017
4/5 54% The Lego Ninjago Movie (2017) Very silly, very funny and particularly recommended for fans of hokey chopsocky films and kittens.‐ Observer (UK)
Read More | Posted Oct 15, 2017
4/5 93% School Life (2017) File this charming documentary alongside Être et Avoir in the list of films that make the case that teachers are the closest thing we have to superheroes in everyday life.‐ Observer (UK)
Read More | Posted Oct 15, 2017
2/5 8% The Snowman (2017) Something of a disappointment.‐ Observer (UK)
Read More | Posted Oct 15, 2017
4/5 93% The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected) (2017) As Baumbach previously demonstrated with Greenberg and Margot at the Wedding, he specialises in stinging, astringent comedy: the kind that seeps into the failures of a character like lemon juice into a cut.‐ Observer (UK)
Read More | Posted Oct 15, 2017
No Score Yet The White Girl (2017) The White Girl is a victim of its own dogged quirkiness.‐ Screen International
Read More | Posted Oct 13, 2017