Far Out Magazine

Far Out Magazine is not a Tomatometer-approved publication. Reviews from this publication only count toward the Tomatometer when written by the following Tomatometer-approved critic(s): Monica Reid
Rating Title/Year Author
3.5/5 A Private War (2018) Monica Reid The film is an inspiring tribute to a significant figure in journalism. EDIT
Posted Feb 19, 2019
4/5 Colette (2018) Monica Reid Most of all, the script works as an engaging study of a strong and talented woman finding her own path. EDIT
Posted Jan 17, 2019
2.8/5 Vice (2018) Monica Reid Vice's downfall may be the scriptwriter's fascination with the subject matter and his resulting indignation, leading him to neglect the promised humour, and even overlook the film's structure, making the plotline hard to follow at times. EDIT
Posted Jan 11, 2019
4/5 Green Book (2018) Monica Reid Above all, the film is a surprising glimpse of the previously hidden talents of director Peter Farrelly, and hopefully a sign of more to come. EDIT
Posted Dec 13, 2018
Red Joan (2018) Monica Reid The film combines the personal with the political in a gripping story of one woman's life- and world-altering decision. EDIT
Posted Nov 19, 2018
2/5 Lizzie (2018) Monica Reid It's another unfortunate case of a good concept and great acting, badly managed, resulting in a promising but, in the end, mediocre movie. EDIT
Posted Nov 9, 2018
3/5 Crazy Rich Asians (2018) Monica Reid A satirical but affectionate view of Asian culture from the inside, a genuinely serious look at the place of cultural values in marriage, and most certainly far, far more fabulous set designs than any recent film. Entertaining and fun. EDIT
Posted Nov 6, 2018
3.3/5 Helmet Heads (Cascos indomables) (2018) Monica Reid Finds the humour in the completely ordinary, the foolish, and even the ineffectual. EDIT
Posted Nov 6, 2018
3.5/5 The Black Book of Father Dinis (O Caderno Negro) (2018) Monica Reid Its earnest storytelling, interesting characters, and attention to detail overcome the dated and overemotional material and make for an entertaining drama. EDIT
Posted Nov 6, 2018
2.4/5 Fahrenheit 11/9 (2018) Monica Reid It is an expression of anger, disappointment, and fear, understandably scattered and lacking in focus and direction, but certainly heartfelt. EDIT
Posted Nov 6, 2018
4.5/5 High Life (2018) Monica Reid Something strange, intense, frightening, moving, and entirely new. Sci-fi may never be the same. EDIT
Posted Nov 6, 2018
4.7/5 The Chambermaid (La camarista) (2018) Monica Reid It's hard to imagine subject matter more mundane than we see in virtually every scene in The Chambermaid, yet somehow the story grabs our attention from the first moment... It is a beautifully managed character study. EDIT
Posted Nov 6, 2018
3.8/5 Gwen (2018) Monica Reid A horror story, one which might be described as choosing horror over story, or style over substance, but whose style is so striking and effective it hardly matters. EDIT
Posted Nov 6, 2018
3.5/5 Double Lives (2018) Monica Reid Sustains interest by keeping the characters, their concerns and their personal struggles, in the forefront, and by giving the viewer the interesting task of a judge at an informal debate, on a subject almost everyone has an opinion about. EDIT
Posted Nov 6, 2018
3.5/5 Jeremiah Terminator LeRoy (2018) Monica Reid This is a surprisingly insightful, well-handled telling of an incredibly messy, sometimes repulsive, but strangely fascinating bit of popular history. EDIT
Posted Nov 6, 2018
3.2/5 Girls of the Sun (2018) Monica Reid A sometimes meandering but generally forceful and perceptive script, and a strong ensemble cast bring these women's experience effectively to life. EDIT
Posted Nov 6, 2018
3.8/5 The Lobster (2015) Monica Reid This is a peculiar film which logically should not work, but somehow, through the uninhibited and confident ingenuity of the filmmakers, produces a remarkable impact. EDIT
Posted Aug 27, 2018
3.5/5 Sleeping Giant (2015) Monica Reid Sleeping Giant draws the viewer in despite the bland subject matter, making every character intriguing and maintaining suspense and the feeling of impeding trouble perfectly. EDIT
Posted Aug 27, 2018
4/5 Captain Fantastic (2016) Monica Reid A unique, entertaining drama with a sharp sense of humour, which deftly challenges the audience's assumptions and open-mindedness. EDIT
Posted Aug 27, 2018
3/5 Zoom (2015) Monica Reid This is one of the liveliest and most original films of its kind. It serves as a multi-layered mystery as well as a straightforward drama, is based on an intriguing idea, and is overall an excellent first effort. EDIT
Posted Aug 27, 2018
2.9/5 Elvis & Nixon (2016) Monica Reid There is not really enough material to sustain interest over the course of a full length film, but the director and team of scriptwriters make the most of an historic oddity, giving us something which is, at the very least, strange and original. EDIT
Posted Aug 27, 2018
3.5/5 The Birth of a Nation (2016) Monica Reid The look, sound, and overall story, along with Parker's moving portrayal of Nat Turner accompanied by an excellent supporting cast, make up for any flaws in the script, and hold the dark and dramatic story together. EDIT
Posted Aug 27, 2018
2.5/5 The Neon Demon (2016) Monica Reid The bland objectification of the modelling business, the self-loathing, self-mutilation, and desperation of the lovely young models, are cuttingly satirised, but in a way that not only normalises their attitude, but seems to revel in it. EDIT
Posted Aug 27, 2018
4.2/5 Arrival (2016) Monica Reid The script, performances, and overall look combine to make for an engrossing, suspenseful drama that goes a little beyond the bounds of its science fiction genre. EDIT
Posted Aug 27, 2018
3.4/5 East of Eden (1955) Monica Reid James Dean is decidedly the highlight of the film. His Method acting techniques and uninhibited performing style cause him to stand out among the more conventional cast. EDIT
Posted Aug 27, 2018
3.5/5 Where to Invade Next (2015) Monica Reid The information [Michael Moore] wants to present is made available without lapsing too far into moralizing, and the approach keeps things lively and entertaining EDIT
Posted Aug 27, 2018
3/5 Equals (2015) Monica Reid Taken for what it is - a poignant love story using a futuristic setting as a plot device - Equals is an enjoyable and moving film with a sometimes weak plot but a great look and excellent performances EDIT
Posted Aug 27, 2018
Denial (2016) Monica Reid It is watchable enough; but given the choice, just read the book. EDIT
Posted Aug 27, 2018
4/5 20th Century Women (2016) Monica Reid An able, well-chosen cast take on the challenge of this delicate, character-driven story with highly individual performances which nevertheless mesh perfectly. EDIT
Posted Aug 27, 2018
3/5 Loving (2016) Monica Reid With Loving, writer/director Jeff Nichols takes on an historical court case, one which has been dealt with on film before, in documentaries and a previous dramatization, but never with such a deft touch - or with such accuracy: EDIT
Posted Aug 27, 2018
2.5/5 Get Out (2017) Monica Reid Where the film fails is in the actual structure of the story, which is riddled with inconsistencies, gaping holes in the plot, and what seems to be a mid-point shift from one story to a completely different one. EDIT
Posted Aug 27, 2018
4/5 Elle (2016) Monica Reid In Elle, the humour is all Michelle's own. She doesn't lose her sarcasm or sense of irony when she is raped, any more than she loses her courage or sense of self, and that, at least, is a positive message. EDIT
Posted Aug 27, 2018
4/5 Wiener-Dog (2016) Monica Reid Wiener-Dog has charm, and it is genuinely funny at times, but its bitter honesty and bleak tone can also be uncomfortable. EDIT
Posted Aug 27, 2018
3.8/5 Miss Sloane (2016) Monica Reid With a brilliant ensemble cast, featuring solid performances by Gugu Mbatha-Raw and Mark Strong, a fast-paced but coherent structure, and direction that sustains interest from beginning to end, Miss Sloane is an unqualified success. EDIT
Posted Aug 27, 2018
3.5/5 Two Lovers and a Bear (2016) Monica Reid The intensity of the link between the two main characters, and the mixture of the harshly real and the magical, is what makes this film compelling. EDIT
Posted Aug 27, 2018
4/5 A Man Called Ove (2015) Monica Reid Ove is developed as a true to life character, one with many flaws, ranging from hilarious to appalling, but with endearing human qualities as well. EDIT
Posted Aug 27, 2018
3.9/5 Maudie (2016) Monica Reid The two lead actors, and the careful direction by Aisling Walsh are what make this film work. EDIT
Posted Aug 27, 2018
Being There (1979) Monica Reid Bolstered by Peter Sellers' wonderfully understated performance and a solid supporting cast, Kosinski's cleverly rewritten satire is brought to life effectively and entertainingly. EDIT
Posted Aug 27, 2018
3/5 Alone in Berlin (2016) Monica Reid Director Vincent Perez manages to convey this aura of repression clearly, while the lead actors impart the growing dread of the Quangels, as the risk of detection slowly increases. EDIT
Posted Aug 27, 2018
3.5/5 Beatriz at Dinner (2017) Monica Reid With the help of exceptional performances from Hayek and Lithgow, and an exemplary supporting cast, the film builds tension with exquisite slowness. EDIT
Posted Aug 27, 2018
The American Side (2014) Monica Reid It is enjoyable throughout, particularly for movie buffs, and is a clever and offbeat first attempt from a promising director who will, hopefully, have the opportunity to do much more. EDIT
Posted Aug 27, 2018
4.2/5 Detroit (2017) Monica Reid Not only a tense and shocking drama, but also a multi-dimensional view of a historic event which gives it the attention and the scrutiny it deserves. EDIT
Posted Aug 27, 2018
3.8/5 Buster's Mal Heart (2016) Monica Reid A strange and riveting exploration of larger-than-life ideas. EDIT
Posted Aug 27, 2018
3/5 The Exception (2016) Monica Reid While the musical score is often melodramatic and intrusive, the look of the film is distinctive and appealing. It's a good effort and an enjoyable movie. EDIT
Posted Aug 27, 2018
3.2/5 The Lovers (2017) Monica Reid A touching, insightful, acerbic yet romantic comedy-drama. EDIT
Posted Aug 27, 2018
3.9/5 Ingrid Goes West (2017) Monica Reid Among a good overall cast, Aubrey Plaza does well as the exasperating, painfully misguided Ingrid, bringing out both the humour and the pathos in her futile efforts at connection. EDIT
Posted Aug 27, 2018
4/5 Manifesto (2015) Monica Reid A movie that is entertaining in spite of its extreme eccentricity, and far more accessible than its unfamiliar format would normally allow. EDIT
Posted Aug 27, 2018
2.4/5 Brigsby Bear (2017) Monica Reid May have started life as a truly outlandish script, which had its sharp edges rubbed off for the sake of marketability. It makes me wonder what the film might have become in bolder hands. EDIT
Posted Aug 27, 2018
3.5/5 American Splendor (2003) Monica Reid Played to perfection by Paul Giamatti, Pekar defies the categories of hero, villain, or even anti-hero. He simply exists, an ordinary man trying to make the best of a largely disappointing life. EDIT
Posted Aug 27, 2018
3.5/5 Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (2017) Monica Reid Frances McDormand's performance is a highlight of the film. She plays the dour, hostile Mildred in a way that displays her rage and impatience frankly but without dulling the edge of humour in her perpetual antagonism. EDIT
Posted Aug 27, 2018