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
Rating Title/Year Author
Five Feet Apart (2019) Mark Kermode I cried. I was moved by it... the film was done in a manner that seemed good-hearted. EDIT
Posted Mar 22, 2019
Cradle of Champions (2018) Mark Kermode This is more interesting than documentaries about great big title fights. EDIT
Posted Mar 22, 2019
Minding the Gap (2018) Mark Kermode Powerful. Very insightful because it's so intimate. EDIT
Posted Mar 22, 2019
The White Crow (2018) Mark Kermode The sound of the dancing puts you right there in the room. EDIT
Posted Mar 22, 2019
Us (2019) Mark Kermode The second time around... I was much more impressed by the interweaving, by the textures. EDIT
Posted Mar 22, 2019
Ben Is Back (2018) Mark Kermode When Julia Roberts is good, she's really good. EDIT
Posted Mar 19, 2019
Under the Silver Lake (2018) Mark Kermode Utterly self indulgent. EDIT
Posted Mar 19, 2019
Fisherman's Friends (2019) Mark Kermode Embraces you like a warm sweater. EDIT
Posted Mar 19, 2019
What Men Want (2019) Mark Kermode The outtakes are funnier than what's in the film. EDIT
Posted Mar 19, 2019
Captain Marvel (2019) Mark Kermode I thought it was perfectly fine. EDIT
Posted Mar 11, 2019
Ray & Liz (2018) Mark Kermode Humor and harshness is very much intertwined... it's evoked with remarkable poetry. EDIT
Posted Mar 11, 2019
Rosie (2018) Mark Kermode It is vibrant... this is a superwoman performance by somebody in a very down to earth situation. EDIT
Posted Mar 11, 2019
The Aftermath (2019) Mark Kermode Utterly inert and completely stagey, and occasionally bordering on being laughable. EDIT
Posted Mar 6, 2019
What They Had (2018) Mark Kermode It had moments of truth in it, but I didn't think that as a film it was particularly effective. EDIT
Posted Mar 5, 2019
The Hole in the Ground (2019) Mark Kermode Well-edited set pieces... this gave me the creeps. EDIT
Posted Mar 5, 2019
Serenity (2019) Mark Kermode When the twist was revealed I went, "Yeah, I know." EDIT
Posted Mar 5, 2019
On the Basis of Sex (2018) Clarisse Loughrey It's the right film for now. EDIT
Posted Feb 22, 2019
Cold Pursuit (2019) Clarisse Loughrey I love when an actor just makes a choice... but so much of this is lost in translation outside of that one brilliant moment. EDIT
Posted Feb 22, 2019
Old Boys (2018) Clarisse Loughrey Although I don't think this film has anything new particularly to say, I think it still works and avoids all the obvious tropes. EDIT
Posted Feb 22, 2019
Capernaum (2018) Clarisse Loughrey Labaki is so skilled at directing children here. EDIT
Posted Feb 22, 2019
Jellyfish (2018) Mark Kermode There is real cinematic promise...and I look forward to seeing more from everyone involved. EDIT
Posted Feb 15, 2019
Instant Family (2018) Mark Kermode I was surprisingly taken by it. EDIT
Posted Feb 15, 2019
Piercing (2018) Mark Kermode I was genuinely, in the best sense, jaw-dropped. EDIT
Posted Feb 15, 2019
Happy Death Day 2U (2019) Mark Kermode It's much more knowingly comedic... much more Revenge of the Nerds meets Back to the Future. EDIT
Posted Feb 15, 2019
The Kid Who Would Be King (2019) Mark Kermode It's not embarrassed about not being cynical. EDIT
Posted Feb 15, 2019
Alita: Battle Angel (2019) Mark Kermode Because of it having quite an arresting visual palette, it was better than I thought it was going to be. EDIT
Posted Feb 12, 2019
Boy Erased (2018) Mark Kermode I applaud the message of the film. EDIT
Posted Feb 12, 2019
The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part (2019) Mark Kermode Not only is it funny and visually arresting... but it manages to do something which is really quite complicated. EDIT
Posted Feb 8, 2019
All Is True (2018) Mark Kermode I found it very touching. EDIT
Posted Feb 8, 2019
How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World (2019) Mark Kermode It was made with palpable care and love. EDIT
Posted Feb 1, 2019
Escape Room (2019) Mark Kermode Total nonsense. It makes no sense. EDIT
Posted Feb 1, 2019
Burning (2018) Mark Kermode Burning casts such a strange spell. EDIT
Posted Feb 1, 2019
Can You Ever Forgive Me? (2018) Mark Kermode Perfectly cast. EDIT
Posted Feb 1, 2019
Glass (2019) Mark Kermode I went with it... I thought this was Shyamalan's best film since Signs. EDIT
Posted Jan 29, 2019
Monsters and Men (2018) Mark Kermode Seems to be quite deliberately attempting not to enflame but inform. EDIT
Posted Jan 29, 2019
Beautiful Boy (2018) Mark Kermode I would be lying if I didn't say that I found it moving. EDIT
Posted Jan 29, 2019
Vice (2018) Mark Kermode Despite this ongoing fishing analogy, it never actually manages to land the big fish. EDIT
Posted Jan 29, 2019
Second Act (2018) Mark Kermode Stretches the bounds of contrivance past credibility. EDIT
Posted Jan 29, 2019
The Mule (2018) Mark Kermode I was entertained up to a point. EDIT
Posted Jan 29, 2019
One Cut of the Dead (Kamera o tomeru na!) (2017) Robbie Collin The pileup of brilliance in this is so exciting. EDIT
Posted Jan 16, 2019
RBG (2018) Robbie Collin A total snooze. EDIT
Posted Jan 16, 2019
Holmes & Watson (2018) Mark Kermode It is indescribably bad. EDIT
Posted Jan 16, 2019
The Front Runner (2018) Mark Kermode It's a bit of a shoulder shrug in the end... it lacked a dramatic blow. EDIT
Posted Jan 16, 2019
The Upside (2018) Mark Kermode What this manages to do is to accentuate all the things that were wrong with the original. EDIT
Posted Jan 16, 2019
Life Itself (2018) Robbie Collin Every big dramatic moment is sapped of all its energy entirely. EDIT
Posted Jan 11, 2019
Holmes & Watson (2018) Robbie Collin All it's doing is, more feebly, what Robert Downey Jr. was doing ten years ago. EDIT
Posted Jan 11, 2019
Welcome to Marwen (2018) Mark Kermode I think the film is too odd to win over its audience. EDIT
Posted Dec 21, 2018
Bumblebee (2018) Mark Kermode This is the first of the Transformers movies that I've actually enjoyed. EDIT
Posted Dec 21, 2018
The Favourite (2018) Mark Kermode It feels cruelly contemporary. EDIT
Posted Dec 21, 2018
Aquaman (2018) Mark Kermode When you start worrying in a superhero universe about the mechanics of how it works, it means that something isn't clicking. EDIT
Posted Dec 14, 2018