is not a Tomatometer-approved publication. Reviews from this publication only count toward the Tomatometer when written by the following Tomatometer-approved critic(s): Daisy Wyatt, Joseph Walsh, Kaleem Aftab, Matthew Turner
Rating Title/Year Author
5/5 Once Upon a Time in... Hollywood (2019) Joseph Walsh Once Upon a Time... in Hollywood's craft is bold, and Tarantino is at his most skilful. EDIT
Posted May 23, 2019
Lost Boys? What's Going Wrong for Asian Men (2018) Daisy Wyatt Baig had plenty of statistics to back up her view that British Pakistani men are struggling in society. Although she never cited the source of these stats, they are compelling. EDIT
Posted Jan 25, 2019
NYPD: Biggest Gang in New York? (2016) Daisy Wyatt Unlike typical BBC3 docs, this was filmed in a stylised way that made no reference to the presenter or filmmaker. EDIT
Posted Jan 25, 2019
Bright Lights: Starring Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds (2016) Daisy Wyatt Beneath the glitz and glamour, Bright Lights told a story of family wounds that run deep - a tale we mere mortals can relate to as well. EDIT
Posted Jan 25, 2019
3/5 The Other Side of the Wind (2018) Kaleem Aftab It's ironic that The Other Side of the Wind should land now, when Welles is held in the highest esteem. His reputation and stature is such that this film will likely get more sympathy and love today than if it had been released at the time it was shot. EDIT
Posted Sep 6, 2018
5/5 Hereditary (2018) Matthew Turner An instant horror classic - and quite possibly the scariest film of the decade. EDIT
Posted Jun 14, 2018
3/5 Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom (2018) Matthew Turner Fallen Kingdom tries out a few new ideas. Butthe sense of wonder and awe is missing this time around, and Jeff Goldblum's much teased appearance is a let down. EDIT
Posted Jun 6, 2018
4/5 Solo: A Star Wars Story (2018) Matthew Turner As Han himself might say: 'I have a bad feeling about this'. But any rough edges resulting from the abrupt change of director have been entirely smoothed over. EDIT
Posted May 23, 2018
4/5 Deadpool 2 (2018) Matthew Turner Bigger, funnier and filthier than the first film, Deadpool 2 doesn't disappoint, delivering a potent cocktail of action and humour. EDIT
Posted May 15, 2018
4/5 How to Talk to Girls at Parties (2017) Matthew Turner What do you get if you mix an alien invasion, the 70s punk scene, and Nicole Kidman with a Croydon accent? The weirdest film of the summer. In a good way. EDIT
Posted May 10, 2018
5/5 Avengers: Infinity War (2018) Matthew Turner Epic in scope and a stunning achievement in blockbuster cinema, Marvel's Avengers: Infinity War is a thrilling superhero extravaganza that will make you laugh, gasp and cry. EDIT
Posted Apr 25, 2018
4/5 Rampage (2018) Matthew Turner Everything you could possibly want from a film about a giant gorilla, an enormous wolf and a massive crocodile teaming up to destroy a city. EDIT
Posted Apr 12, 2018
4/5 A Quiet Place (2018) Matthew Turner The horror set-up is enormous fun on its own, but the heartfelt performances elevate this into something special. EDIT
Posted Apr 4, 2018
4/5 Ready Player One (2018) Matthew Turner Ready Player One is a wild thrill ride that takes pop culture nostalgia to dizzying new heights. EDIT
Posted Mar 20, 2018
4/5 Tomb Raider (2018) Matthew Turner A thrilling action adventure that pays clever tribute to its video game origins. If you're a fan, you may find yourself subconsciously reaching for the X button... EDIT
Posted Mar 14, 2018
4/5 Ghost Stories (2017) Matthew Turner An expertly crafted British horror anthology that serves up genuine chills. EDIT
Posted Mar 2, 2018
4/5 Isle of Dogs (2018) Matthew Turner Original, inventive and oddly topical, this is a tasty treat for animation aficionados and Anderson fans alike. EDIT
Posted Feb 22, 2018
5/5 Lady Bird (2017) Matthew Turner It is both painfully honest and laugh-out-loud funny at the same time. EDIT
Posted Feb 15, 2018
4/5 Black Panther (2018) Matthew Turner Coogler puts all the will-they-won't-they 'black Bond' speculation to rest by effectively getting there first, from the fascination with gadgetry to the thrilling set-pieces. EDIT
Posted Feb 13, 2018
5/5 Phantom Thread (2017) Matthew Turner As for Day-Lewis' retirement plans, we can only hope that he reconsiders. But if this is indeed his final performance then it's one hell of a swansong. EDIT
Posted Feb 1, 2018
4/5 The Post (2017) Matthew Turner Though the film depicts events from 46 years ago, the resonance of the message about the importance of press freedom couldn't be clearer. EDIT
Posted Jan 19, 2018
4/5 Coco (2017) Matthew Turner The spirit-raising fantasy single-handedly atones for years of Mexican cartoon stereotypes. EDIT
Posted Jan 18, 2018
3/5 Darkest Hour (2017) Matthew Turner Oldman makes the role entirely his own, by turns mischievous, grumpy, panicked, vulnerable, blustering, stubborn and a whole host of other adjectives besides. EDIT
Posted Jan 12, 2018
4/5 Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (2017) Matthew Turner Shocking, provocative and laugh-out-loud funny. EDIT
Posted Jan 11, 2018
4/5 Hostiles (2017) Matthew Turner Adorned with an impressive set of whiskers, Christian Bale delivers one of his best performances to date. EDIT
Posted Jan 5, 2018
2/5 Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle (2017) Matthew Turner This is about as much fun as watching someone play a not-very-exciting video game for two hours. EDIT
Posted Dec 21, 2017
2/5 Pitch Perfect 3 (2017) Matthew Turner If you google the phrase 'Law of Diminishing Returns', the chances are Pitch Perfect 3 will be somewhere among the results. EDIT
Posted Dec 19, 2017
4/5 Wonder (2017) Matthew Turner Superbly written and brilliantly acted, this is a powerfully moving story about human connection that makes a timely plea for acceptance and empathy. EDIT
Posted Dec 1, 2017
4/5 The Disaster Artist (2017) Matthew Turner An ode to gloriously terrible filmmaking, with Franco turning in perhaps his best performance to date. EDIT
Posted Nov 29, 2017
2/5 Suburbicon (2017) Matthew Turner Suburbicon is neither as funny nor as clever as it thinks it is. It's tempting to wonder what might have been had the Coens seen it through to the end. EDIT
Posted Nov 24, 2017
4/5 Battle of the Sexes (2017) Matthew Turner Emma Stone delivers perhaps her finest performance to date, adeptly conveying King's fiery determination, but also her heart-breaking vulnerability. EDIT
Posted Nov 23, 2017
4/5 Mudbound (2017) Matthew Turner A powerfully emotional and all-too-relevant race relations drama that marks out director Rees as a significant talent to watch. Place your Oscar bets now. EDIT
Posted Nov 17, 2017
2/5 Justice League (2017) Matthew Turner Fittingly for a film that follows directly on from Batman Vs Superman, it's an ugly mess. EDIT
Posted Nov 16, 2017
4/5 Paddington 2 (2017) Matthew Turner Paddington 2 is the perfect tonic for these troubled times. Anyone who disagrees should be fixed with a Very Hard Stare. EDIT
Posted Nov 8, 2017
4/5 The Killing of a Sacred Deer (2017) Matthew Turner The Killing of a Sacred Deer is doubly unsettling, because it's simultaneously terrifying and laugh-out-loud funny. EDIT
Posted Nov 1, 2017
3/5 Breathe (2017) Matthew Turner Breathe is an obvious passion project for producer Jonathan Cavendish. It's an inspirational story told with touching sincerity. EDIT
Posted Oct 27, 2017
5/5 Call Me by Your Name (2017) Matthew Turner Powerfully emotional and exquisitely romantic, this is a beautifully made and wonderfully acted film that has every element working together in perfect harmony. EDIT
Posted Oct 26, 2017
4/5 Thor: Ragnarok (2017) Matthew Turner Closer to the feel of the Guardians of the Galaxy movies, presenting itself as a colourful space adventure with shades of Flash Gordon. EDIT
Posted Oct 19, 2017
4/5 The Death of Stalin (2017) Matthew Turner Darker and more violent than Iannucci's previous work, this is a brilliantly acted and very funny black comedy underscored with a jolt of genuine horror. EDIT
Posted Oct 19, 2017
3/5 Downsizing (2017) Matthew Turner As a satire on lifestyle envy and the emptiness of consumerism, the film is sharp as a tack. EDIT
Posted Oct 17, 2017
1/5 The Snowman (2017) Matthew Turner As Scandi-crime thrillers go, The Snowman is something of a wash-out, lacking anything resembling thrills, chills or suspense. It is, in a word, abominable. EDIT
Posted Oct 13, 2017
5/5 The Shape of Water (2017) Matthew Turner Blending '50s creature features, dark fairy tales and old-fashioned swooning romance, the latest film from writer-director Guillermo del Toro is pure movie magic. EDIT
Posted Oct 12, 2017
4/5 The Party (2017) Matthew Turner This pitch-perfect farce functions as a state-of-the-nation comedy. EDIT
Posted Oct 12, 2017
4/5 The Glass Castle (2017) Matthew Turner This dysfunctional family drama, based on the best-selling memoir by gossip columnist Jeannette Walls, finds Woody Harrelson and Brie Larson on career best form. EDIT
Posted Oct 6, 2017
5/5 Blade Runner 2049 (2017) Matthew Turner An extraordinary experience that will leave you open-mouthed with wonder. It deserves to be seen on the biggest screen possible. EDIT
Posted Oct 3, 2017
4/5 Goodbye Christopher Robin (2017) Matthew Turner Shot through with profound melancholy worthy of Eeyore himself. EDIT
Posted Sep 29, 2017
4/5 Brimstone (2016) Matthew Turner Not for the weak of stomach, this is a stylish and superbly acted western that evokes genuine terror. EDIT
Posted Sep 28, 2017
3/5 Kingsman: The Golden Circle (2017) Matthew Turner Consistently entertaining, but it never quite hits the heights achieved by its predecessor. Except for Elton John, that is. EDIT
Posted Sep 20, 2017
3/5 Victoria & Abdul (2017) Matthew Turner Judi Dench's performance rules over the production just as surely as Victoria rules over her subjects. EDIT
Posted Sep 15, 2017
5/5 mother! (2017) Matthew Turner Feverish, intense and surreal, it's a film that burrows deep into your subconscious, like a nightmare you can't escape. EDIT
Posted Sep 14, 2017