Cambridge Day

Cambridge Day is not a Tomatometer-approved publication. Reviews from this publication only count toward the Tomatometer when written by the following Tomatometer-approved critic(s): Allyson Johnson, Tom Meek
Rating Title/Year Author
Go Fish (1994) Tom Meek It pushed social boundaries back then and remains poignant today. EDIT
Posted May 24, 2019
Pulp Fiction (1994) Tom Meek There's not much to add about Tarantino's magnum opus, so popular over the years and buoyed by dialogue so sharp and witty it'll be quoted with glee by the grandchildren of millennials. EDIT
Posted May 24, 2019
The Wild Bunch (1969) Tom Meek My favorite western because of the staunch code of loyalty and ethics employed by men outside the law, and for the amazing mingling of eras - the Mexican civil war, Germans and early airplanes are all factors in small but haunting ways. EDIT
Posted May 24, 2019
2/4 Aladdin (2019) Allyson Johnson The greatest failure of this Aladdin is that, like our blue-dipped Genie, it possesses incredible power but fumbles it, playing too safe when every beat, specifically every musical one, should have dazzled. EDIT
Posted May 24, 2019
3/4 Booksmart (2019) Tom Meek The rough edges are small and easily forgotten with the infectious and palpable chemistry between Dever and Feldstein. Not enough can be said about their value to the film's success. EDIT
Posted May 23, 2019
3.5/4 Double Lives (2018) Tom Meek ... copious crumbs of provocative dialogue falling from the lips of a few not so discreet but very charming members of the bourgeoisie. EDIT
Posted May 17, 2019
Aniara (2018) Tom Meek It's a piquant setup and something of an existential exercise, pitting hope against the torturous throes of not knowing. EDIT
Posted May 17, 2019
Trial by Fire (2018) Tom Meek Its points about the weaknesses of the justice system are provocative and real considerations to deliberate. EDIT
Posted May 17, 2019
3/4 Rafiki (2018) Tom Meek For Westerners, her portrait affords a look inside a culture and a country we're not normally exposed to. To all, it's a potent reminder that such practices of open oppression still exist. EDIT
Posted May 10, 2019
3/4 Long Shot (2019) Tom Meek The script by Liz Hannah and Dan Sterling has the uproarious irreverence of Something About Mary and some sharp political spoofs too... EDIT
Posted May 3, 2019
2.5/4 Teen Spirit (2018) Allyson Johnson Teen Spirit is enjoyable, but Minghella's chaotic directorial style and a thin script don't offer much to talk about once the last note has been sung. EDIT
Posted Apr 25, 2019
3/4 High Life (2018) Tom Meek Overall, the unthinkable mix is a jumbled delight. EDIT
Posted Apr 25, 2019
Shazam! (2019) Allyson Johnson It's a welcome reprieve from the dreariness superhero films can bring, and what it lacks in consistency it more than makes up for in the final, emotional wallops. EDIT
Posted Apr 11, 2019
3/4 Diane (2018) Tom Meek It's impossible to sit through Diane and not get pulled by the strong emotional current or bold performances. EDIT
Posted Apr 4, 2019
2.5/4 The Beach Bum (2019) Tom Meek This is a sheer shambles of cinematic poetry that's all McConaughey. EDIT
Posted Mar 29, 2019
3/4 The Mustang (2019) Tom Meek Thankfully nothing about The Mustang is heavy handed. EDIT
Posted Mar 29, 2019
3/4 Hotel Mumbai (2018) Tom Meek The grim reenactment works primarily because of the vast and credible ensemble, with restrained and subtly affecting performances by Patel and Kher standing out. EDIT
Posted Mar 28, 2019
3/4 Us (2019) Tom Meek Us is best seen as a straight-up chiller that's well crafted and fantastically acted. EDIT
Posted Mar 22, 2019
The Image Book (2018) Tom Meek It's a building wave of emotion and social commentary that Godard has very carefully assembled. The patient will be consumed. EDIT
Posted Mar 15, 2019
3/4 Climax (2018) Tom Meek The soundtrack and the red-infused camerawork by Noé's longtime collaborator, Benoît Debie, are paramount to the film's success, which hangs mostly on atmosphere. EDIT
Posted Mar 8, 2019
2.5/4 Captain Marvel (2019) Tom Meek The film, unlike many in the genre, actually builds in intrigue as it powers on. EDIT
Posted Mar 7, 2019
2.5/4 Greta (2018) Tom Meek The real revelation here is Monroe... as the compassionate can-do roomie she exudes a tang of Sharon Stone moxie, but the real win is the sisterly bond she and Moretz form on screen. EDIT
Posted Feb 28, 2019
2.5/4 Never Look Away (2018) Tom Meek The cast has ardor, especially Beer and Koch, but the script by von Donnersmarck can't match it. EDIT
Posted Feb 15, 2019
2/4 Alita: Battle Angel (2019) Allyson Johnson For all Alita gains in technical achievements, it loses in dialogue that is near embarrassing, with wooden simplicity coupled with often rote delivery. EDIT
Posted Feb 14, 2019
2.5/4 The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part (2019) Tom Meek The animation is just as visually stunning, but in the end it's just pieces of its former self. EDIT
Posted Feb 12, 2019
2/4 Arctic (2018) Allyson Johnson Even with his dancer's physicality and emotive face [Mads Mikkelsen] struggles to make 90 minutes of stomping through snow in Arctic thrilling - or even watchable. EDIT
Posted Feb 12, 2019
2.5/4 The Man Who Killed Hitler and Then the Bigfoot (2018) Tom Meek The Man Who Shot Hitler is a high-quality spectacle. EDIT
Posted Feb 12, 2019
2/4 What Is Democracy? (2018) Allyson Johnson The impact may have been greater had Taylor and editor Robert Kennedy trimmed some rough edges and leaned further into the more effective asides. EDIT
Posted Feb 1, 2019
2.5/4 Piercing (2018) Tom Meek The blood-soaked cat-and-mouse between the two mains lacks motive, and doesn't quite resonate. EDIT
Posted Jan 30, 2019
3.5/4 Cold War (2018) Tom Meek This is about as far from Hollywood as one can get and still be in love in every frame. EDIT
Posted Jan 23, 2019
1.5/4 Glass (2019) Tom Meek Makes about as much sense as the whispering trees in "The Happening." EDIT
Posted Jan 17, 2019
3/4 Mandy (2018) Tom Meek Between Red's acumen for bloodletting and Cosmatos' pushing of boundaries in glamour gore, "Mandy" is poised for near-instant cult classic status. EDIT
Posted Jan 17, 2019
2.5/4 Destroyer (2018) Tom Meek The film's not so much a drama about a rogue cop as a showcase for Kidman's range. EDIT
Posted Jan 14, 2019
3.5/4 Suspiria (2018) Tom Meek Swinton, as usual, is all in. EDIT
Posted Jan 10, 2019
2.5/4 Vice (2018) Tom Meek Adam McKay takes a stumble into the pool of smug self-indulgence. EDIT
Posted Dec 26, 2018
3.5/4 If Beale Street Could Talk (2018) Tom Meek The film is at once intimate and universal. EDIT
Posted Dec 26, 2018
2/4 Aquaman (2018) Tom Meek The wow factor is gone - it's a bubbly undersea yawn. EDIT
Posted Dec 20, 2018
3/4 Mary Poppins Returns (2018) Tom Meek It'll win over the cynical and charm the faithful. EDIT
Posted Dec 19, 2018
3/4 Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (2018) Tom Meek The directing trio and writer Phil Lord... do a deft job deconstructing both the film franchise and the comic series with wit and verve EDIT
Posted Dec 14, 2018
2.5/4 Vox Lux (2018) Tom Meek "Vox Lux" is a haunting mashup you can't avert your eyes from. EDIT
Posted Dec 14, 2018
Ben Is Back (2018) Tom Meek Addiction's no doubt nasty and impactful beyond the veins of the person using, but bleak tales close to the edge don't necessarily need to go over it. EDIT
Posted Dec 14, 2018
3.5/4 Roma (2018) Tom Meek The key to "Roma" is the patiently quiet and soulful performance by Aparicio. EDIT
Posted Dec 7, 2018
3/4 Prospect (2018) Tom Meek Prospect also moves in bends and inflections that are largely - and pleasantly - unpredictable. EDIT
Posted Nov 29, 2018
4/4 Manbiki kazoku (2018) Allyson Johnson The entire cast is phenomenal, with a lived-in chemistry. EDIT
Posted Nov 28, 2018
2.5/4 Green Book (2018) Tom Meek [Farrelly's] actors, though, do a great job... and forge a genuine chemistry, despite such overwrought handling. EDIT
Posted Nov 26, 2018
3/4 Widows (2018) Tom Meek An embarrassment of riches in the casting. EDIT
Posted Nov 14, 2018
The Other Side of the Wind (2018) Tom Meek An eye-popping wonderment steeped in incredible circumstance. EDIT
Posted Nov 12, 2018
2/4 Overlord (2018) Tom Meek Something of a missed opportunity for all. EDIT
Posted Nov 12, 2018
2.5/4 The Girl in the Spider's Web (2018) Tom Meek It's sleek but overloaded. EDIT
Posted Nov 8, 2018
1/4 Bohemian Rhapsody (2018) Allyson Johnson Bohemian Rhapsody is too engaged with the spectacle to take heed of the very human, inherently mystifying and intriguing man at its core. EDIT
Posted Nov 5, 2018