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Wendy Ide

Wendy Ide
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
3/5 86% The Lost City of Z (2017) There are moments of richly realised magic here ...‐ Observer (UK)
Read More | Posted Mar 26, 2017
4/5 89% All This Panic (2017) A wisp of a thing at 79 minutes, the film punches above its weight when it comes to quietly life-changing insights into the tricky business of growing up.‐ Observer (UK)
Read More | Posted Mar 26, 2017
3/5 85% The Autopsy of Jane Doe (2016) It's hard to think of another film that has brought such lip-smacking relish to its sound design.‐ Observer (UK)
Read More | Posted Mar 26, 2017
4/5 66% Life (2017) The screenplay's policy of exploring every possible worst-case scenario culminates in a deliciously bleak, if not entirely unexpected payoff.‐ Observer (UK)
Read More | Posted Mar 26, 2017
3/5 76% The Eyes of My Mother (2016) This poised feature debut from Nicolas Pesce announces a director who blends arthouse with horror to unnerving, elegant effect.‐ Observer (UK)
Read More | Posted Mar 26, 2017
1/5 18% CHIPS (2017) A staggeringly unfunny comedy, the film mines homophobia, accidental decapitation and the objectification of women for lols.‐ Observer (UK)
Read More | Posted Mar 25, 2017
66% Life (2017) Life's combination of a photogenic cast and arresting cinematography and FX should go some way towards countering its somewhat predictable plotting.‐ Screen International
Read More | Posted Mar 23, 2017
90% A Woman, A Part (2017) The feature debut from award-winning short film director Elisabeth Subrin is a rewarding, if occasionally solipsistic, study of a complex, mature woman at a crossroads in her life.‐ Screen International
Read More | Posted Mar 20, 2017
2/5 71% Beauty and the Beast (2017) The film is undeniably arresting. But there's a point where the design goes from ornate to needlessly overbearing. And the swoops and dives of the camera are every bit as extravagant as the look of the film.‐ Observer (UK)
Read More | Posted Mar 19, 2017
2/5 91% The Olive Tree (El olivo) (2016) Painfully well meaning at times, this road movie would work better if some of the worthiness was pruned and if the tree-thieving was not quite so patently ludicrous.‐ Observer (UK)
Read More | Posted Mar 19, 2017
4/5 79% Personal Shopper (2017) Flawed but sporadically fascinating ...‐ Observer (UK)
Read More | Posted Mar 19, 2017
4/5 97% The Salesman (Forushande) (2017) There is perhaps no director more adept at capturing the unfolding stories of ordinary people when the drama of their lives runs away with them.‐ Observer (UK)
Read More | Posted Mar 19, 2017
3/5 97% Gleason (2016) The film-making might not be particularly polished, but the subject matter of this documentary is wrenching.‐ Observer (UK)
Read More | Posted Mar 19, 2017
3/5 100% A Silent Voice (Koe no katachi) (2016) I was particularly struck by the evocative framing - the camera avoids eye contact, focusing, like a shy adolescent, on bruised knees and scuffed shoes.‐ Observer (UK)
Read More | Posted Mar 19, 2017
100% Most Beautiful Island (2017) The pivotal scenes may be fictionalised, but the prickling, precarious threat is clammily authentic and inspired by the experiences of the film's writer, director and star ...‐ Screen International
Read More | Posted Mar 15, 2017
2/5 10% I.T. (2016) Brosnan lacks the conviction of Liam Neeson when it comes to the middle-aged badass genre.‐ Observer (UK)
Read More | Posted Mar 12, 2017
4/5 97% The Love Witch (2016) Even if the climax doesn't quite have the kick we might hope for, cult status surely awaits this bewitching oddity.‐ Observer (UK)
Read More | Posted Mar 12, 2017
4/5 100% Uncertain (2017) The film is shot and edited with a wry humour that balances out the darker themes of life on the periphery.‐ Observer (UK)
Read More | Posted Mar 12, 2017
3/5 74% Catfight (2017) As troubling as it is punchily entertaining.‐ Observer (UK)
Read More | Posted Mar 12, 2017
3/5 86% Dancer (2016) Does a fine job of both capturing the breathtaking precision and physicality of Polunin at the top of his game, and, through extensive archive footage, tracing how the gifted child from an underprivileged background got to be one of the best in the world.‐ Observer (UK)
Read More | Posted Mar 12, 2017
3/5 78% Kong: Skull Island (2017) Enjoyable enough, if a little overblown.‐ Observer (UK)
Read More | Posted Mar 12, 2017
2/5 17% The Time of Their Lives (2017) A largely forgettable film.‐ Observer (UK)
Read More | Posted Mar 12, 2017
55% Suntan (2017) This is confident, unflinching filmmaking which, while it succumbs to a fairly predictable climax, manages to show us things we may not have seen -- or wanted to see -- before.‐ Screen International
Read More | Posted Mar 6, 2017
4/5 72% Headshot (2017) The title gives just a hint of the full extent of cranial damage crammed into this dizzyingly relentless action movie.‐ Observer (UK)
Read More | Posted Mar 5, 2017
3/5 86% The Student ((M)uchenik) (2017) There is a theatricality to the film that can feel a little overbearing at times - it's hard to sympathise with the grandstanding central character - but this is forceful and provocative film-making.‐ Observer (UK)
Read More | Posted Mar 5, 2017
4/5 92% Logan (2017) Tightly plotted and ruthlessly bloodthirsty, this is an impressive return to form for the X-Men franchise.‐ Observer (UK)
Read More | Posted Mar 5, 2017
1/5 27% Fist Fight (2017) With its bullying mob mentality and inexplicable character motivation, this is film-making for people who watch YouTube clips of happy-slapping for kicks.‐ Observer (UK)
Read More | Posted Mar 5, 2017
3/5 57% Trespass Against Us (2017) What sets Trespass Against Us apart is the fact that its milieu, the Traveller community, is one rarely seen outside Gypsy wedding-style TV series.‐ Observer (UK)
Read More | Posted Mar 5, 2017
5/5 92% Certain Women (2016) Reichardt more than ever feels like a director who is using cinema in a way that is wonderfully at odds with our expectations for the medium.‐ Observer (UK)
Read More | Posted Mar 5, 2017
No Score Yet White Sun (2016) Rauniyar handles the socio-political complexities of life post-conflict with a lightness of touch and flashes of absurdist humour.‐ Screen International
Read More | Posted Mar 1, 2017
72% Headshot (2017) This is a picture with first-rate fight choreography to match the quality of the martial arts talent involved.‐ Screen International
Read More | Posted Feb 28, 2017
No Score Yet Up in the Sky (Upp i det blå) (2016) A charming Swedish children's adventure follows a neglected eight-year-old girl who finds friendship among the eccentric inhabitants of a recycling plant.‐ Screen International
Read More | Posted Feb 28, 2017
2/5 82% George Best: All by Himself (2017) Most of the talking-head interviews here are second tier and their insights little more than pub anecdotes.‐ Observer (UK)
Read More | Posted Feb 26, 2017
3/5 46% It's Only the End of the World (Juste la fin du monde) (2016) Dolan favours so many extreme, spittle-flecked closeups of shouting family members that it leaves you gasping for breath and longing for a wide shot.‐ Observer (UK)
Read More | Posted Feb 26, 2017
4/5 80% Patriots Day (2017) A taut, multi-stranded account of the Boston marathon bombing.‐ Observer (UK)
Read More | Posted Feb 26, 2017
2/5 41% Sweet Dreams (Fai bei sogni) (2016) Bellocchio's attempt to bring Massimo Gramellini's novel to the screen struggles to combine the childhood story of Gramellini and his adult life as a newspaper columnist.‐ Observer (UK)
Read More | Posted Feb 26, 2017
2/5 10% Bitter Harvest (2017) The Cossack horseback action sequences are impressive, but there are too few shots of thundering hooves and too many scenes of stilted political discourse for this picture to take flight.‐ Observer (UK)
Read More | Posted Feb 26, 2017
1/5 4% Arsenal (2017) The only thing that is less convincing than Cage's prosthetic schnozz is the car crash of a plot.‐ Observer (UK)
Read More | Posted Feb 26, 2017
3/5 40% A Cure For Wellness (2017) All the style and slithering horror is not enough to glue together a plot that favours atmosphere over coherence and overstays its welcome by at least 30 minutes.‐ Observer (UK)
Read More | Posted Feb 26, 2017
50% Return to Montauk (2017) What energy the picture had in New York's literary world dissipates as the film turns into the kind of conversation which is only really interesting for the two people it concerns.‐ Screen International
Read More | Posted Feb 15, 2017
No Score Yet When the Day Had No Name (2017) A gruelling and confrontational watch which bluntly makes the point that Macedonia's hopes for the future can't coexist with a masculinity which is rooted in the past.‐ Screen International
Read More | Posted Feb 14, 2017
No Score Yet Headbang Lullaby (2017) This is as much a riddle as it is a movie.‐ Screen International
Read More | Posted Feb 13, 2017
73% Viceroy's House (2017) A vivid and coherent account of an impossibly complex period of Indian history which is driven by fine performances by Dayal, Bonneville and, particularly, Anderson.‐ Screen International
Read More | Posted Feb 12, 2017
No Score Yet Hostages (2017) A taut, meticulously-researched account of the events and their aftermath.‐ Screen International
Read More | Posted Feb 12, 2017
No Score Yet Just Like Our Parents (Como Nossos Pais) (2017) Laus Bodansky's portrait of a woman forced to confront her stale marriage and professional disappointment approaches familiar territory with a light touch.‐ Screen International
Read More | Posted Feb 12, 2017
4/5 93% LoveTrue (2016) Weaves together real life with dramatisation to poetic effect.‐ Observer (UK)
Read More | Posted Feb 12, 2017
2/5 93% Fences (2016) The symbolism is heavy handed. It's like being repeatedly clobbered by Troy's prized baseball bat: Rose takes a phone call that delivers bad news; a lightning flash illuminates the crucifix on her wall.‐ Observer (UK)
Read More | Posted Feb 12, 2017
3/5 46% Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk (2016) The story, about a young soldier who is torn between leaving the army and loyalty to his brothers at arms, is affecting and well acted ...‐ Observer (UK)
Read More | Posted Feb 12, 2017
3/5 90% The Lego Batman Movie (2017) The dysfunctional bromance between Batman and the Joker brings a sly irony to a rattling, cacophonous kids' film that has an eye firmly fixed on the fanboy market.‐ Observer (UK)
Read More | Posted Feb 12, 2017
4/5 88% 20th Century Women (2017) There's a certain arch self-awareness in the screenwriting that won't appeal to everyone, but I loved the film for its scrapbook structure, its warmth and candour.‐ Observer (UK)
Read More | Posted Feb 12, 2017