Kermode & Mayo's Film Review

Kermode & Mayo's Film Review is not a Tomatometer-approved publication. Reviews from this publication only count toward the Tomatometer® when written by the following Tomatometer-approved critic(s): Clarisse Loughrey, Mark Kermode, Robbie Collin
Rating Title/Year Author
Blithe Spirit (2020) Mark Kermode Not terrible, but really not good, certainly when comparing to the previous incarnation... EDIT
Posted Jan 15, 2021
Stardust (2020) Mark Kermode Listen to your records. It's all there. There's nothing this film gives you that you didn't already know. EDIT
Posted Jan 15, 2021
Archive (2020) Mark Kermode An interesting if derivative science fiction movie...although I don't think it will surprise or startle, it takes something we've seen before and does it in a stylish way. EDIT
Posted Jan 15, 2021
MLK/FBI (2020) Mark Kermode In you're interested in American politics, you will obviously be interested in this...a relevant subject to be discussing. EDIT
Posted Jan 15, 2021
Come Away (2020) Mark Kermode I was really ready to be transported, and really disappointed when I wasn't. It's a real shame, because there's a lot of talent in this film but it just doesn't work. EDIT
Posted Dec 29, 2020
Let Him Go (2020) Mark Kermode Costner does the world-weary cowboy very well, with very good support...and a very good score. EDIT
Posted Dec 29, 2020
Farewell Amor (2020) Mark Kermode The best thing I can say about Farewell Amor is that it's its own movie, the opposite of I'm Thinking of Ending Things... EDIT
Posted Dec 29, 2020
One Night in Miami (2020) Mark Kermode A lot of confined settings...I found myself really intrigued, and what King has managed to do as a director is get great performances from this cast... EDIT
Posted Dec 29, 2020
Soul (2020) Mark Kermode I'm a fan for a number of reasons...it popped in a really remarkable way... EDIT
Posted Dec 29, 2020
Mayor (2020) Mark Kermode The documentary, to me, seemed to be balanced and observational. EDIT
Posted Dec 29, 2020
Adoration (2020) Mark Kermode A really really interesting film, and a hard one to pigeonhole. I really love it. EDIT
Posted Dec 29, 2020
Falling (2020) Mark Kermode It's well made, it's very well played, and it's very hard to watch. EDIT
Posted Dec 2, 2020
Uncle Frank (2020) Mark Kermode I thought this is the best performance [Paul Bettany's] given since Gangster No. 1... secondly it's really funny. EDIT
Posted Dec 2, 2020
The Kid Detective (2020) Mark Kermode For me it the funny bits weren't funny enough the tragic bits weren't tragic enough and the tragic comedy never sat as easily together as it should have done. EDIT
Posted Dec 2, 2020
Hillbilly Elegy (2020) Mark Kermode It's surprising, with so much going for it, how the film never felt like it inhabited the spirit of its material. You look at it, rather than watch it... EDIT
Posted Nov 17, 2020
Billie (2019) Mark Kermode An interesting film...as a portrait of Holliday, it is very thorough and there's so much great music in it... EDIT
Posted Nov 17, 2020
Jingle Jangle: A Christmas Journey (2020) Mark Kermode An absolute mess, but a fun mess...a fully-stuffed movie, but not a turkey. EDIT
Posted Nov 17, 2020
Looted (2019) Mark Kermode An impressive first feature from someone worth watching. EDIT
Posted Nov 11, 2020
A Christmas Gift From Bob (2020) Mark Kermode It's hard not to smile at a film that says it's a good thing to care for other creatures...my film critic faculties went out the wall, because yeah, I agree with that. EDIT
Posted Nov 11, 2020
Train to Busan Presents: Peninsula (2020) Mark Kermode Not a classic, but I'm invested in the series anyway...the narrative is eloquently done. EDIT
Posted Nov 11, 2020
Dreamland (2019) Mark Kermode All over the place, but in a kind of interesting way... EDIT
Posted Nov 11, 2020
Pixie (2020) Mark Kermode ...it's not dark-hearted enough, dealing with these things without enough fingers in the soil...but Olivia Cooke is very good...and it made me want to skip and wear my hat at a jaunty angle. EDIT
Posted Oct 30, 2020
The Secret Garden (2020) Mark Kermode It's not great but it's not bad. A perfectly-workable adaptation...hard to get this completely wrong... EDIT
Posted Oct 30, 2020
Borat Subsequent Moviefilm (2020) Mark Kermode It has a particular political punch...Not as funny as it should have been, but there are some very good moments in it. EDIT
Posted Oct 30, 2020
The Climb (2019) Mark Kermode It lost my sympathy...it is well-made, but I simply lost patience for it. EDIT
Posted Oct 30, 2020
Honest Thief (2020) Mark Kermode Taken has run its course...the next time you get this script, Liam, just say no... EDIT
Posted Oct 30, 2020
Relic (2020) Mark Kermode A brilliant feature debut. EDIT
Posted Oct 30, 2020
Mogul Mowgli (2020) Mark Kermode It doesn't explain things for you, but tells its story in a way you can absolutely keep up. Impressive with a real urgency to it... EDIT
Posted Oct 30, 2020
Roald Dahl's The Witches (2020) Mark Kermode It's good fun...and it has the strength of its convictions. EDIT
Posted Oct 30, 2020
Shirley (2020) Mark Kermode I'd rather see something aim high and fall than just play it straight...with a great and weird and haunting soundtrack and a fantastic performance... EDIT
Posted Oct 30, 2020
Wolfwalkers (2020) Mark Kermode Cinema that can be life-affirming...funny, smart and a big warm hug of a movie... EDIT
Posted Oct 30, 2020
Landline (2017) Mark Kermode Just NO to this kind of thing. Amateurish movies are one thing, but you start putting A-list people in... EDIT
Posted Oct 19, 2020
I Am Woman (2019) Mark Kermode It's hard to forgive the level of clunky, chubby cliches that populates every single scene... EDIT
Posted Oct 19, 2020
I Am Greta (2020) Mark Kermode Not overly-insightful...but I do think the bravery and conviction involved [make it worth watching]... EDIT
Posted Oct 19, 2020
Rebecca (2020) Mark Kermode A completely different beast...the central character has more agency over her own fate...the key to enjoying it as much as you can is taking the Hitchcock expectations and getting them out of the way... EDIT
Posted Oct 19, 2020
The Other Lamb (2019) Mark Kermode Very well done. It has a very sinister, impressive atmosphere with these little flashes of surreal horror... EDIT
Posted Oct 19, 2020
Body of Water (2020) Mark Kermode There's a strange lyricism to its cinematography, the way the camera tells the story as much as the dialogue does... EDIT
Posted Oct 19, 2020
Carmilla (2019) Mark Kermode I liked it...it stuck, in an earthy way... EDIT
Posted Oct 19, 2020
Becky (2020) Mark Kermode It has a certain retro throwback pleasure for anyone still longing for the days of VHS...squishy gore effects, a nostalgic charm... EDIT
Posted Oct 8, 2020
Monsoon (2019) Mark Kermode You take in its atmosphere...I found it very effective, if you give it time and succumb to its rhythms... EDIT
Posted Oct 8, 2020
Rebuilding Paradise (2020) Mark Kermode It's very emotional...watching people going back and rebuilding their community...it's a tale of human endurance. EDIT
Posted Oct 8, 2020
Eternal Beauty (2019) Mark Kermode The tone is darkly comedic, and that's the thing that makes it difficult. It's also the thing that makes it special. But the balancing act is so strange...not wholly successful but it is trying something. EDIT
Posted Oct 8, 2020
The Forty-Year-Old Version (2020) Mark Kermode It's really really entertaining, but tells a story that rings true. It doesn't look like any other films in cinema right now, and it's really worth seeing... EDIT
Posted Oct 8, 2020
The Trial of the Chicago 7 (2020) Mark Kermode Sorkin can write, we all know this...there's an interesting drama in here, with a star-studded cast, but I'm not as knocked out as some people are. I enjoyed it, but it does have a pantomime quality to it, feeling fluffy... EDIT
Posted Oct 8, 2020
On the Rocks (2020) Mark Kermode It's a comedy with screw-ball caper sides to it, but it's also a film about fathers and daughters and generational gaps. EDIT
Posted Oct 8, 2020
Yes, God, Yes (2019) Robbie Collin I was really impressed with this. A small, slight film that gets absolutely to the heart of strangeness... EDIT
Posted Aug 25, 2020
Random Acts of Violence (2019) Robbie Collin It's as if the film can't find the ending it is looking for...I was really with this, and then suddenly I was not. EDIT
Posted Aug 25, 2020
Chemical Hearts (2020) Robbie Collin The writers are overly-cautious...good intentions that don't pay off...not good storytelling and not engaging cinema, though an ethically-sound film... EDIT
Posted Aug 25, 2020
Ride Like a Girl (2019) Mark Kermode Absolutely terrific...a triumphant film... EDIT
Posted Aug 19, 2020
The Delivered (2019) Mark Kermode Flawed, but it is a film with a singular vision on screen...I went in deeply suspicious of it, but the moments that work are impressive enough... EDIT
Posted Aug 19, 2020