Monocle is not a Tomatometer-approved publication. Reviews from this publication only count toward the Tomatometer® when written by the following Tomatometer-approved critic(s): Anna Smith, Kaleem Aftab, Karen Krizanovich, Simran Hans, Tara Judah, Tim Robey
Rating Title/Year Author
David Byrne's American Utopia (2020) Tim Robey What they've managed to do is create a permanent record of this amazing show, which I think will go down as one of the most meticulously crafted and contemplated performances by a major musician in history. EDIT
Posted Mar 12, 2021
Tenet (2020) Tim Robey As a delivery system for the thrills, I think the film gets a long way, and you can kind of sit back and enjoy it. As a delivery system for the ideas, I think it trips itself up an awful lot. EDIT
Posted Mar 12, 2021
On the Rocks (2020) Anna Smith [The characters live] quite a privileged existence, but one that's quite a pleasure to watch. EDIT
Posted Mar 12, 2021
Mank (2020) Tim Robey As an example of the screenwriting art, this film itself is pretty great. EDIT
Posted Mar 12, 2021
Mank (2020) Karen Krizanovich There's a lot of rancor that makes Mank work. EDIT
Posted Mar 12, 2021
The Shadow of Violence (2019) Simran Hans This film is so visceral and wrenching. EDIT
Posted Jun 1, 2020
The Kingmaker (2019) Karen Krizanovich It's almost as if [Lauren Greenfield has] been working up to this; it's a perfectly logical move for her after her last two films. EDIT
Posted Mar 9, 2020
Portrait of a Lady on Fire (2019) Karen Krizanovich What I enjoyed about it was the discovery of love. EDIT
Posted Mar 5, 2020
Parasite (2019) Tim Robey I think it's a career peak for [Bong Joon-ho]. EDIT
Posted Feb 14, 2020
Parasite (2019) Simran Hans Watching that drama -- the bricks sort of build and then topple -- is so satisfying. EDIT
Posted Feb 14, 2020
1917 (2019) Simran Hans As a genre piece, I think it's really interesting -- well made and immersive. But as a kind of emotional movie that really pulled me in, I don't know if it did that. EDIT
Posted Jan 27, 2020