Ripple Effects

Ripple Effects is not a Tomatometer-approved publication. Reviews from this publication only count toward the Tomatometer when written by the following Tomatometer-approved critic(s): Diana Cheng
Rating Title/Year Author
2 Ripples Where'd You Go, Bernadette (2019) Diana Cheng Linklater is an expert in dialogues with his Before trilogy, where the camera follows two characters... talking throughout the movie and yet still captivating the viewers... But here, that magic is missing. Where'd you go, Linklater? EDIT
Posted Aug 17, 2019
4 Ripples Visages, villages (2017) Diana Cheng The soul-stirring original music by Matthieu Chedid complement the meaningful duo collaboration. EDIT
Posted Aug 2, 2019
2.5 Ripples Yesterday (2019) Diana Cheng 'Yesterday'looks to have the privilege of a dynamic duo of movie magic (Curtis & Boyle), and it seems they'd planned it as a summer joy ride. EDIT
Posted Jul 3, 2019
4 Ripples Da xiang xi di er zuo (2018) Diana Cheng Hu takes time to let the camera linger on his characters' faces, capturing their troubled psyche... Often, their reticence conveys depths that words deem unnecessary. EDIT
Posted Jun 20, 2019
3 Ripples Late Night (2019) Diana Cheng Katherine Newbury is masterfully played by Emma Thompson. She is spot-on in portraying the sharp-tongued, hard-nosed TV anchor who is too blinded by her own light... EDIT
Posted Jun 15, 2019
2.5 The Aftermath (2019) Diana Cheng ... the unconvincing storyline abruptly stops any appreciation I've had of other cinematic elements up to that point. EDIT
Posted May 2, 2019
2 Ripples Greta (2018) Diana Cheng As for the prominent leitmotif, Franz Liszt's Liebestraum (Love Dream), it just serves to stir up yearnings for something deeper and artistically satisfying, instead of, alas, leaving us with an illusive dream. EDIT
Posted Mar 9, 2019
3 Ripples The Favourite (2018) Diana Cheng If you're on an existential quest for meaning, look elsewhere. This film is pure entertainment, irreverent, surreal, sumptuous in set design, costumes, make-up, and spot-on in editing and acting; but it's not for the serious meaning seeker. EDIT
Posted Jan 25, 2019
4/4 Roma (2018) Diana Cheng Childhood memories are powerful markers of identity and experiences; thanks to"Roma"for evoking such while one is unaware, as it works magic in creating new imagery to sustain them. EDIT
Posted Dec 17, 2018
3.5/4 Free Solo (2018) Diana Cheng ...stunning cinematography in chronicling star rock climber Honnolds' career and his rise to the peak (so far). What's thought-provoking is [the] focus not just on the physical but the psyche of those involved... EDIT
Posted Nov 26, 2018
3 Ripples Shirkers (2018) Diana Cheng Shirkers is... a narrative that transcends grievances to situate personal experience in a larger social and cultural context. EDIT
Posted Nov 13, 2018
A Star Is Born (2018) Diana Cheng The very story of A Star is Born is itself a cautionary tale. Interestingly, Hollywood loves this story. The Cooper and Gaga version is the fourth time the tale is told. EDIT
Posted Oct 16, 2018
Hotel Mumbai (2018) Diana Cheng The consoling breathers and the meaningful elements in the film then were [the] acts of kindness and courage. EDIT
Posted Sep 26, 2018
Wildlife (2018) Diana Cheng From this his first attempt at directing, viewers would be gratified to find Dano to be an actor's director; especially with the excellent cast he has under his helm, this is doubly rewarding. EDIT
Posted Sep 17, 2018
The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society (2018) Diana Cheng The fine cast let us visualize the events of the book as experiences of real persons. EDIT
Posted Sep 5, 2018