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
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
2/4 Viper Club (2018) Tom Meek For the most part, we sit with Helen, tortured as she is and wishing something more would happen. EDIT
Posted Nov 5, 2018
3.5/4 Wildlife (2018) Allyson Johnson Mulligan is graceful and subtle, vulnerable and scornful, domineering when covering up her many insecurities. It's a towering, commanding performance. EDIT
Posted Nov 1, 2018
The Ito Sisters: An American Story (2017) Tom Meek The film too is never vehement - it doesn't need to be. EDIT
Posted Oct 25, 2018
2.5/4 Stella's Last Weekend (2018) Tom Meek Thankfully, the script - written and directed by ubiquitous TV actress Polly Draper... imbues the boys with vulnerabilities and injects moments of doubt and reflection. EDIT
Posted Oct 25, 2018
2.5/4 Bad Times at the El Royale (2018) Tom Meek The camp mostly works, while Bridges and Johnson hold the fort, Spaeny and Pullman add flourishes of manic quirk and Erivo adds soul, social context and glorious chops. EDIT
Posted Oct 15, 2018
2.5/4 First Man (2018) Allyson Johnson It's a shame the story in "First Man," which on paper should be effective, is overshadowed by the film's colder aspects. EDIT
Posted Oct 12, 2018
4/4 The Hate U Give (2018) Allyson Johnson While the film possesses a great deal of compassion, humor and warmth, it's response to injustice that makes for one of the most startlingly visceral films of the year. EDIT
Posted Oct 11, 2018
3.5/4 A Star Is Born (2018) Tom Meek Not only has [Cooper] made something old new again, he's reinvented it and improved upon it. It's a passion project that shoots for the stars and is likely to strike Oscar gold. EDIT
Posted Oct 8, 2018
3.5/4 The Old Man & the Gun (2018) Tom Meek It's impossible to justify their misdeeds, but so charmed you're okay giving your morality a two-hour vacation. EDIT
Posted Oct 5, 2018
3.5/4 The Sisters Brothers (2018) Tom Meek It's quite a violent film, but also one with great emotional depth - a rare accomplishment that makes it the best American western to hit the screen since The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford. EDIT
Posted Oct 4, 2018
2/4 Colette (2018) Allyson Johnson Knightley's searing performance, makes the stumbling script and filmmaking all the more confounding. How could such naked and rich material get such a woefully mediocre touch? EDIT
Posted Oct 1, 2018
3/4 Bisbee '17 (2018) Tom Meek Beyond the rote talking heads, the film's something of a dreamy cinematic wonder. EDIT
Posted Sep 21, 2018