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Wendy Ide

Wendy Ide
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
4/5 96% 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 73% Catfight (2017) As troubling as it is punchily entertaining.‐ Observer (UK)
Read More | Posted Mar 12, 2017
3/5 87% 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 76% Kong: Skull Island (2017) Enjoyable enough, if a little overblown.‐ Observer (UK)
Read More | Posted Mar 12, 2017
2/5 23% The Time of Their Lives (2017) A largely forgettable film.‐ Observer (UK)
Read More | Posted Mar 12, 2017
76% 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 74% 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 87% 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 93% 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
74% 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 45% 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 81% Patriots Day (2017) A taut, multi-stranded account of the Boston marathon bombing.‐ Observer (UK)
Read More | Posted Feb 26, 2017
2/5 45% 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 42% 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
57% 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
77% 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 87% 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 45% 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 89% 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
100% Vazante (2017) Thomas makes her solo directing debut with this striking study of racial and gender politics in colonial Brazil.‐ Screen International
Read More | Posted Feb 10, 2017
No Score Yet Close Knit (Karera ga honki de amu toki wa) (2017) Gentle, empathetic and deliberately non-confrontational, Close Knit is definitely on the mild-mannered end of the spectrum when it comes to movies dealing with transgender issues.‐ Screen International
Read More | Posted Feb 10, 2017
100% Hedi (2016) The performances from the leads, in particular Majd Mastoura as the browbeaten Hedi, are strong. Captured by spry hand-held camera, Mastoura negotiates a bold arc.‐ Screen International
Read More | Posted Feb 9, 2017
2/5 35% Resident Evil: The Final Chapter (2017) Perhaps you need to be a Resident Evil completist to get the finer points of the plotting.‐ Observer (UK)
Read More | Posted Feb 5, 2017
4/5 89% Loving (2016) Nichols's understated approach to the story, devoid of dramatic grandstanding, chimes with the dignity of the Lovings who "won't bother anyone" if only they can be left alone to live their lives.‐ Observer (UK)
Read More | Posted Feb 5, 2017
4/5 100% Tower (2016) Deftly combining archive footage, interviews and handsome rotoscoped animation, Tower is an innovative documentary account of the mass shootings on the University of Texas campus on 1 August 1966.‐ Observer (UK)
Read More | Posted Feb 5, 2017
2/5 43% Gold (2017) The propulsive soundtrack choices create an energy, but it's a hollow, restless energy, which emphasises the emptiness of the story and the characters within.‐ Observer (UK)
Read More | Posted Feb 5, 2017
3/5 94% Strike a Pose (2017) The approach could have been a little more hard-hitting, but it's a moving account of the way one huge opportunity can unbalance the life that follows.‐ Observer (UK)
Read More | Posted Feb 5, 2017
3/5 72% The White King (2016) It's an impressively realised world; the "Homeland" is an agrarian totalitarian state in which any form of dissent is quashed by jackboot justice.‐ Observer (UK)
Read More | Posted Jan 29, 2017
4/5 99% Cameraperson (2016) Although we only see Johnson's face once, briefly, it's a detailed self-portrait of an extraordinary woman.‐ Observer (UK)
Read More | Posted Jan 29, 2017
4/5 73% Sing (2016) Sing is by no means the first animation to incorporate the talent-show format into its narrative, but it's certainly the most successful.‐ Observer (UK)
Read More | Posted Jan 29, 2017
4/5 83% Denial (2016) Weisz brings a barrelling energy to her performance as the academic who finds herself in the unaccustomed and decidedly uncomfortable position of having to let her legal team fight her battle for her.‐ Observer (UK)
Read More | Posted Jan 29, 2017
5/5 88% Christine (2016) It's certainly the stronger of the two films that tackle Chubbuck's strange, sorry story.‐ Observer (UK)
Read More | Posted Jan 29, 2017
3/5 86% Hacksaw Ridge (2016) Gibson's robust directorial technique brings an undeniable punch to the combat scenes ... Elsewhere in the film, however, there's a sledgehammer lack of subtlety that is only partially mitigated by Andrew Garfield's impressive performance.‐ Observer (UK)
Read More | Posted Jan 29, 2017
3/5 75% Split (2017) Marks a definite return to form for Shyamalan.‐ Observer (UK)
Read More | Posted Jan 22, 2017
3/5 No Score Yet Close Relations (Rodnye) (2016) Appraisals of Ukrainian politics from vodka-sodden uncles might not be as reliable as an interview with an analyst or academic. Still, Mansky's eye for detail is peerless.‐ Observer (UK)
Read More | Posted Jan 22, 2017