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 The Kid Detective (2020) Monica Reid The film had a well-constructed storyline, a nice mixture of humour and drama, enough suspense and plot twists to make it as a mystery, and entertainment value throughout. EDIT
Posted Nov 13, 2020
3/5 Beginning (2020) Monica Reid It is a distinctive production that deals with issues of faith and justice, through a simple, personal story, using a unique, very visual approach that gives the film a strange and memorable look. EDIT
Posted Oct 30, 2020
3.5/5 180 Degree Rule (2020) Monica Reid ...an interesting mix of brilliant film techniques and expert directing, used to tell a challenging story with many layers. EDIT
Posted Oct 9, 2020
5/5 David Byrne's American Utopia (2020) Monica Reid The resulting combination of Byrne's music, a unique stage show, and Lee's cinematic skill adds up to something very unusual but completely brilliant. EDIT
Posted Sep 25, 2020
3.5/5 One Night in Miami (2020) Monica Reid It layers implied commentary on top of spoken, irony upon irony, and allows the audience to see the background experiences that went into forming the attitudes and opinions the central figures now hold. EDIT
Posted Sep 24, 2020
4/5 The Water Man (2020) Monica Reid As a dramatic story of family tragedy and reconciliation, and an inventive tale of a fantastical adventure, peril, and rescue, all beautifully presented, The Water Man has something for every audience. EDIT
Posted Sep 24, 2020
4.5/5 First Cow (2019) Monica Reid The latest release from ingenious director Kelly Reichardt is a brilliant and moving drama, but also an unusual one. EDIT
Posted Aug 7, 2020
3/5 Vivarium (2020) Monica Reid Vivarium is a horror story with many layers, indirect social commentary buried deep in a grim, kinky fantasy. EDIT
Posted Apr 10, 2020
3/5 Little Joe (2019) Monica Reid Yet another unconventional horror story with a deeply buried message, Little Joe is distinctly unusual in style, narrative, theme, and prevailing mood. EDIT
Posted Apr 10, 2020
3.5/5 Phoenix, Oregon (2019) Monica Reid The film finds both insight and low-key comedy in random personal conflicts and unexpected mishaps, as well as intense, hyperbolic bowling rivalries straight out of The Big Lebowski... EDIT
Posted Mar 13, 2020
5/5 Parasite (2019) Monica Reid With Parasite, Bong Joon-Ho has produced a brilliant social commentary, and what might well be the best film of 2019. EDIT
Posted Nov 15, 2019
4.5/5 The King (2019) Monica Reid It is a grand, thoroughly gripping historical drama. EDIT
Posted Nov 7, 2019
5/5 The Lighthouse (2019) Monica Reid Like The Witch, it is bleakly realistic with mythical or supernatural overtones, but both aspects are heightened, the real elements darker, and the mystical or imaginary aspects expanded and laid out in shocking and unexpected ways. EDIT
Posted Nov 7, 2019
3/5 Radioactive (2019) Monica Reid It is this distinctive approach by [Marjane Satrapi] that not only provides effortless context but also elevates Radioative from a straightforward biography to something more exciting. EDIT
Posted Nov 1, 2019
3.5/5 Sea Fever (2019) Monica Reid The growing desperation of the crew comes across vividly, as escape becomes less and less likely, causing understated panic and adding to the unrelieved tension. EDIT
Posted Oct 28, 2019
4/5 Guest of Honour (2019) Monica Reid Most of the credit, though, goes to Atom Egoyan's subtle, carefully written, mystery-riddled script, and his proficiency at bringing it to life... EDIT
Posted Oct 18, 2019
3.8/5 The Father (2019) Monica Reid Comically subtle and strange. EDIT
Posted Oct 18, 2019
3.5/5 The Perfect Candidate (2019) Monica Reid It is this kind of universal experience - including, rather atypically for film, the power of family not to suppress but to support needed change - along with an easy sense of humour, that holds the film together. EDIT
Posted Oct 3, 2019
3.5/5 Seberg (2019) Monica Reid The film shows the reactions, the shock and humiliation, and the ultimate destruction, of sensitive people who had not yet become acquiescent to that kind of invasion. EDIT
Posted Oct 2, 2019
5/5 Joker (2019) Monica Reid It is Joaquin Phoenix as the Joker that really makes the film. Phoenix is weirdly brilliant from beginning to end, giving a performance which is by turns heartbreaking and frightening. EDIT
Posted Sep 26, 2019
4.8/5 Once Upon a Time... In Hollywood (2019) Monica Reid There is not a predictable moment in the entire film, and the background facts necessary to the story's later development are provided without giving anything away. EDIT
Posted Aug 5, 2019
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 (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 (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 Non-Fiction (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 J.T. 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