In Contention

In Contention is not a Tomatometer-approved publication. Reviews from this publication only count toward the Tomatometer® when written by the following Tomatometer-approved critic(s): Guy Lodge, Todd Gilchrist
Rating Title/Year Author
C+ Only God Forgives (2013) Guy Lodge The only scenes in which blood isn't virtually seeping from the walls in Nicolas Winding Refn's sleek, stunted, undeniably startling revenge thriller are those in which it's quite literally splashing them. EDIT
Posted May 23, 2013
A- Mirror Mirror (2012) Guy Lodge [A] lithe, literate, extravagantly daffy redesign of Snow White. EDIT
Posted Mar 31, 2012
A Brooklyn Castle (2012) Todd Gilchrist a truly wonderful, uplifting film - because it's an emotional experience that's driven by appreciating and celebrating what these young kids can do. EDIT
Posted Mar 15, 2012
B- Electrick Children (2012) Todd Gilchrist "Electrick Children" exudes raw talent and heralds the arrival of a voice that could evolve into something truly special, even if it's currently a little unsure of what exactly it wants to say. EDIT
Posted Mar 12, 2012
A- The Snowtown Murders (2011) Guy Lodge Ingeniously passive-aggressive cinema that places great stock in its own thorniness without ever resorting to idle shock-broking. EDIT
Posted Nov 21, 2011
The Social Network (2010) Kristopher Tapley The dialog, as one would expect, crackles and pops, but beneath that Sorkin trademark is the strong thematic pulse of a very human story. EDIT
Posted Sep 21, 2010
Nothing but the Truth (2008) Kristopher Tapley The power of the film is the level-headed revelation, for those well aware and those perhaps ignorant to it: the government has a scary power over its citizenry. EDIT
Posted Sep 10, 2008
There Will Be Blood (2007) Kristopher Tapley A stark narrative that counts among the best films of the year for its sheer artistic brilliance and, indeed, defiance. EDIT
Posted Nov 1, 2007