Clothes on Film

Clothes on Film is not a Tomatometer-approved publication. Reviews from this publication only count toward the Tomatometer when written by the following Tomatometer-approved critic(s): Chris Laverty
Rating Title/Year Author
Man of Steel (2013) Chris Laverty Chaotic and unfocused. EDIT
Posted Jun 21, 2013
Behind the Candelabra (2013) Chris Laverty A tremendous achievement for all involved. EDIT
Posted May 31, 2013
The Great Gatsby (2013) Chris Laverty Less is not more, more is more. Luhrmann's Great Gatsby embraces this notion as a reflection of its central character, and in this sense at least it is near-on perfect. EDIT
Posted May 23, 2013
Star Trek Into Darkness (2013) Chris Laverty Manages to appease lifelong Star Trek fans without alienating newcomers. EDIT
Posted May 8, 2013
Iron Man 3 (2013) Chris Laverty The perfect superhero movie. EDIT
Posted Apr 23, 2013
Oz the Great and Powerful (2013) Chris Laverty As patchy as a patchwork quilt, but equally pleasing to look at. EDIT
Posted Mar 3, 2013
Lincoln (2012) Chris Laverty The biggest compliment we can pay Joanna Johnston's costumes in Lincoln is that you hardly notice them. This is a far subtler film than you might expect. EDIT
Posted Jan 31, 2013
Django Unchained (2012) Chris Laverty A cruel but humorous tale of robust men and women defined by the myth of the 'Old West'. EDIT
Posted Dec 27, 2012
Les Misérables (2012) Chris Laverty Earnest enough to verge on parody, but so sumptuous most audiences won't care a jot. EDIT
Posted Dec 19, 2012
Skyfall (2012) Chris Laverty Skyfall could be the most enjoyable Bond yet. One thing's for certain; Bond has never scrubbed up better. Tom Ford now exists to make Daniel Craig suits. EDIT
Posted Oct 15, 2012
Diana Vreeland: The Eye Has to Travel (2011) Chris Laverty For Vreeland reality was merely the starting point on a far more delicious journey, the best of which is captured here in this excellent documentary. EDIT
Posted Sep 20, 2012
Looper (2012) Chris Laverty A mishmash of futuristic conventions and clichés cobbled together as something we have never quite seen before. EDIT
Posted Sep 13, 2012
The Dark Knight Rises (2012) Chris Laverty Exciting, audacious and thematically rich; Christopher Nolan refuses to play safe. EDIT
Posted Jul 20, 2012
Cosmopolis (2012) Chris Laverty An immaculate journey into weird. EDIT
Posted Jun 28, 2012
Moonrise Kingdom (2012) Chris Laverty Wes Anderson's most sartorially significant film yet. EDIT
Posted May 28, 2012
Marvel's the Avengers (2012) Chris Laverty A witty, well-acted sci-fi adventure. EDIT
Posted Apr 19, 2012
The Hunger Games (2012) Chris Laverty The film is aided immeasurably by Judianna Makovsky's costume design. Clothes are an intentional method of deciphering The Hunger Games' politics. EDIT
Posted Mar 26, 2012
The Woman in Black (2012) Chris Laverty Proof that frock coats and lace dresses really are terrifying. EDIT
Posted Feb 9, 2012
War Horse (2011) Chris Laverty Children and the elderly will love it. EDIT
Posted Jan 15, 2012
Hugo (2011) Chris Laverty A monument to wonder and excitement for all those still in knee socks or short trousers. EDIT
Posted Dec 22, 2011
Mission: Impossible -- Ghost Protocol (2011) Chris Laverty Enjoyably daft fare with enough sci-fi tech and desirable clobber to keep you cooing until the credits. EDIT
Posted Dec 15, 2011
The Artist (2011) Chris Laverty If there is a more joyous film this year, we haven't seen it. EDIT
Posted Nov 24, 2011
Drive (2011) Simon Kinnear Gosling speaks through movement: his walk is gliding, his profile aquiline, and his dress sense is pimped up. In short, he pretty much is a car. EDIT
Posted Oct 22, 2011
Melancholia (2011) Chris Laverty Melancholia is a heartbreakingly beautiful experience, one to selfishly guard and treasure. EDIT
Posted Oct 20, 2011
Jane Eyre (2011) Chris Laverty A chaste, yet inescapably sexy love story told with depth and passion. EDIT
Posted Sep 8, 2011
Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (2011) Chris Laverty A classy, very British affair. EDIT
Posted Sep 5, 2011
Rise of the Planet of the Apes (2011) Chris Laverty The best popcorn of the summer. EDIT
Posted Aug 14, 2011
Captain America: The First Avenger (2011) Chris Laverty Taps into the idea that deep down we all want to dress up and play hero. EDIT
Posted Jul 24, 2011
Norwegian Wood (2010) Chris Laverty Beautiful and affecting, even if it does collapse under the weight of its own earnestness at times. EDIT
Posted May 26, 2011
Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides (2011) Chris Laverty This saturated saga is dead in the water. EDIT
Posted May 16, 2011
Water for Elephants (2011) Chris Laverty Old fashioned and sentimental, Water for Elephants still has much to offer with its very readable costume design. EDIT
Posted May 9, 2011
Rabbit Hole (2010) Chris Laverty While it may be uncomfortable to watch, Rabbit Hole is nonetheless essential viewing. EDIT
Posted Feb 3, 2011
The King's Speech (2010) Chris Laverty A tender contemplation on duty and the crippling weight of expectancy. EDIT
Posted Jan 18, 2011
Tron: Legacy (2010) Chris Laverty There are flourishes of brilliance, particularly in score, costumes and set design. However, this brilliance is often buried beneath messy, disjointed action sequences and a story that fails to make any sense at all. EDIT
Posted Dec 5, 2010
Catfish (2010) Chris Laverty A deftly clever commentary on the nature of identity and how it defines our role in society. EDIT
Posted Nov 18, 2010
Beyond Biba (2009) Chris Laverty One woman's extraordinary influence on popular culture. EDIT
Posted Nov 11, 2010
Dolores Claiborne (1995) Chris Laverty A patient and mature thriller featuring a protagonist fascinating in her agony. EDIT
Posted Sep 5, 2010
Scott Pilgrim vs. the World (2010) Chris Laverty Tarantino, without the extraneous dialogue. EDIT
Posted Aug 23, 2010
Knight and Day (2010) Chris Laverty Once you cotton onto the fact that you're watching 'Carry on Bourne', you might even enjoy it. EDIT
Posted Aug 4, 2010
Toy Story 3 (2010) Chris Laverty The best film Pixar have ever made. EDIT
Posted Jul 22, 2010
Inception (2010) Chris Laverty Roll with the journey and trust that it will take you where you want to go. EDIT
Posted Jul 12, 2010
Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time (2010) Chris Laverty Falls short of The Curse of the Black Pearl in perhaps every way but costume. EDIT
Posted May 13, 2010
3/5 Hot Tub Time Machine (2010) Chris Laverty Eighties nostalgia has never been so disgusting, or funny. EDIT
Posted May 10, 2010
4/5 Kick-Ass (2010) Chris Laverty Hit-Girl owns this film like she would own your ass if you ever stepped to her. EDIT
Posted Mar 12, 2010
4/5 Avatar (2009) Chris Laverty Ambitious but not overreaching, Avatar is a stunning piece of blue heaven. EDIT
Posted Feb 9, 2010
2/5 2012 (2009) Chris Laverty Unbelievably dumb and sentimental movie. EDIT
Posted Jan 18, 2010
4/5 Breakfast at Tiffany's (1961) Chris Laverty An undeniably romantic tale of damaged goods finding love. EDIT
Posted Dec 8, 2009
4/5 The Road (2009) Chris Laverty Hillcoat took it as far as he dared and created a beautiful suffering; a film that somehow manages to be both unwatchable and unmissable at the same time. EDIT
Posted Nov 19, 2009
2/5 Saturn 3 (1980) Chris Laverty Saturn 3 remains a mere gender curio of the era. It's too rotten to be anything else. EDIT
Posted Nov 13, 2009
5/5 Chinatown (1974) Chris Laverty A landmark blend of acting, directing, structure and design. Chinatown is the greatest detective movie ever made. EDIT
Posted Oct 19, 2009