The Digital Fix

The Digital Fix is not a Tomatometer-approved publication. Reviews from this publication only count toward the Tomatometer when written by the following Tomatometer-approved critic(s): Alistair Ryder, Becky Kukla, Lewis Knight
Rating Title/Year Author
3/10 Stuber (2019) Alistair Ryder Stuber is a lazy, unfunny attempt at a high concept action comedy, that will leave you wishing you'd stayed at home to watch Collateral instead. EDIT
Posted Jul 12, 2019
9/10 Don't Look Now (1973) Becky Kukla The film plays the long game, and it's a game worth waiting for. EDIT
Posted Jul 11, 2019
7/10 Our Time (2018) Alistair Ryder Our Time doesn't completely justify its three hour length, but it feels like a necessary catharsis for Carlos Reygadas. EDIT
Posted Jul 10, 2019
9/10 Support the Girls (2018) Becky Kukla It may have an airtight script and outstanding ensemble cast, but Support the Girls is all Regina Hall giving the performance of a lifetime. EDIT
Posted Jun 27, 2019
4/10 Late Night (2019) Alistair Ryder Late Night frequently pulls it punches, compromising its material in order to become a crowdpleaser, and missing every chance to make a meaningful statement on the male dominated world of comedy. EDIT
Posted Jun 7, 2019
8/10 Thunder Road (2018) Becky Kukla An intimate and tender portrait of grief, Thunder Road will resonate with anyone who has ever experienced the bizarre emotional roller-coaster of losing someone close to them. EDIT
Posted May 30, 2019
5/10 XY Chelsea (2019) Becky Kukla XY Chelsea gives a well rounded recap of Manning's life so far but it doesn't go any further than surface level. Manning is captivating but also aloof, and sadly the documentary just isn't as engaging as it should be. EDIT
Posted May 30, 2019
7/10 Zombi Child (2019) Alistair Ryder The spectres of colonialism and cultural appropriation are both lurking under the surface of Bonello's unusual foray into art-horror, which takes the very concept of the living dead back to its mythological roots in Haiti. EDIT
Posted May 25, 2019
9/10 Parasite (2019) Alistair Ryder To say more about Parasite and spoil its secrets would be to ruin the fun, but rest assured, as Bong's class satire is one of his finest films to date. EDIT
Posted May 24, 2019
8/10 Once Upon a Time in... Hollywood (2019) Alistair Ryder There is something quietly (and very surprisingly) moving about Once Upon A Time in Hollywood, and how it depicts two men out of time, caught in a transitional period between two cinematic eras to which they don't belong. EDIT
Posted May 23, 2019
6/10 Ferrante Fever (2017) Becky Kukla It may not give much insight in Ferrante's life, but this documentary is a joyful and gentle celebration of a genius. EDIT
Posted May 22, 2019
4/10 Where Hands Touch (2018) Becky Kukla In a disappointing turn from Asante, an important and vital narrative is lost in a bizarre and over-dramatic love story. EDIT
Posted May 22, 2019
8/10 Madeline's Madeline (2018) Becky Kukla Bold, brave and bizarre - Madeline's Madeline is a truly unconventional indie gem with a star performance at its heart. EDIT
Posted May 22, 2019
9/10 Pájaros de verano (2018) Becky Kukla A deftly executed epic that expertly subverts the stereotypical crime family story, with phenomenal results. EDIT
Posted May 22, 2019
4/10 Young Ahmed (2019) Alistair Ryder Young Ahmed is nowhere near as problematic as it could have been - but it's nowhere near as dramatically engaging either. EDIT
Posted May 21, 2019
5/10 A Hidden Life (2019) Alistair Ryder As you can expect with Malick, there are moments of transcendental beauty - but at nearly three hours long, it can be a slog sitting through a one note character study just to find them. EDIT
Posted May 20, 2019
8/10 The Lighthouse (2019) Alistair Ryder There is nothing as unnerving as the most striking sequences in The Witch - in fact, for the more adventurous genre audiences out there, this unpredictable ride could constitute the year's most unlikely crowd pleaser. EDIT
Posted May 19, 2019
8/10 () Alistair Ryder It may be hard to look past the problematic allegory, but Little Joe is a fantastic sci-fi throwback that made me long for more of the paranoia fuelled films like the high watermarks of the genre's past. EDIT
Posted May 18, 2019
7/10 () Alistair Ryder A haunting, urgent film that needs to be engaged with despite its faults, in order to change workers' rights for the better. EDIT
Posted May 17, 2019
6/10 () Alistair Ryder It's exciting in the moment, but can't help but feel like a let down when thinking it over afterwards. The film's mystique is eventually revealed to be nothing more than a cover for what is a midnight movie through and through. EDIT
Posted May 16, 2019
4/10 The Dead Don't Die (2019) Alistair Ryder The Dead Don't Die is a resounding disappointment; a failure as a social commentary, an insufferable mess as a comedy, and an irritating scare-free chore as a B-movie throwback. Jim Jarmusch will never make a film worse than this. EDIT
Posted May 15, 2019
4/10 Woman at War (2018) Alistair Ryder By depicting a destructive activist as the only person willing to make a difference, there is a creeping sense of unease that this film could ideologically play into the hands of those who choose to do nothing about the crisis we face. EDIT
Posted May 2, 2019
6/10 The Unicorn Store (2017) Becky Kukla The glitter onscreen dazzles more than the actual film, but Unicorn Store is a solid depiction of the trials of adulthood and finding joy in the places you least expect. EDIT
Posted Apr 25, 2019
6/10 Styx (2018) Becky Kukla A foreboding drama which attempts to scrutinise Western bureaucracy and attitudes towards refugees and, for the most part, succeeds. EDIT
Posted Apr 25, 2019
6/10 Ash Is Purest White (2018) Alistair Ryder Ash is Purest White is one of Zhangke's finer marriages between his thematic interests and form of genre storytelling, but the narrative trajectory still remains somewhat obvious, so attuned to what he's already stated repeatedly elsewhere. EDIT
Posted Apr 24, 2019
8/10 Missing Link (2019) Alistair Ryder Missing Link is a charming adventure featuring Laika's most ambitious animation to date. It's their most accessible and conventional film yet, while still being leagues ahead of every other animation studio in the business. EDIT
Posted Apr 3, 2019
8/10 Out of Blue (2018) Becky Kukla Strange and otherworldly, Clarkson may carry Out of Blue but this small film has got legs of its own. EDIT
Posted Mar 28, 2019
5/10 At Eternity's Gate (2018) Alistair Ryder Schnabel seems unsure as to whether he wants the audience to be enamoured with Van Gogh, or find him as insufferable as the other citizens of his adopted hometown of Arles. It didn't take long for me to settle on the latter. EDIT
Posted Mar 27, 2019
7/10 Dumbo (2019) Alistair Ryder Here, in the most unlikely of projects (a Disney cash grab remake), you can feel Burton getting passionate about the film he's making again through the care given to every detail. It's almost as impressive as seeing an elephant fly. EDIT
Posted Mar 26, 2019
6/10 The Fight (2018) Becky Kukla Punching above its weight, The Fight isn't going to win gold but is still worth a watch. EDIT
Posted Mar 19, 2019
5/10 Mandy (2018) Becky Kukla Visually mind-blowing, Mandy has a real taste for aesthetics but not so much for story EDIT
Posted Mar 12, 2019
9/10 The Breaker Upperers (2018) Becky Kukla Laugh a minute romp about female friendship, The Breaker Upperers is witty, sharp and contains numerous dance sequences you're unlikely to ever forget EDIT
Posted Mar 12, 2019
8/10 Nancy (2018) Becky Kukla Quiet and haunting, Nancy is an intriguing first feature from a talented director EDIT
Posted Mar 12, 2019
6/10 Touch Me Not (2018) Becky Kukla Even with all its rough edges, Touch Me Not is still a compelling watch. There are no comparisons - it's a truly unique entity. EDIT
Posted Mar 12, 2019
8/10 Assassination Nation (2018) Becky Kukla Bold, bloody and brilliant - Assassination Nation is required viewing for the 21st century feminist EDIT
Posted Mar 12, 2019
Anna and the Apocalypse (2017) Becky Kukla If you've been waiting for a zombie apocalypse Christmas musical, then Anna and Apocalypse will satisfy your every desire and more EDIT
Posted Mar 8, 2019
9/10 The Kindergarten Teacher (2018) Becky Kukla Maggie Gyllenhaal mesmerises in this subtle and moving portrait of a schoolteacher spiralling out of control EDIT
Posted Mar 8, 2019
8/10 Of Love & Law (2017) Becky Kukla A powerful, heartfelt documentary that sheds a much needed light on a newly fluctuating Japanese society EDIT
Posted Mar 8, 2019
5/10 Foxtrot (2017) Becky Kukla A heavy-handed approach to the futility of war, Foxtrot aims high but falls short EDIT
Posted Mar 8, 2019
6/10 On the Basis of Sex (2018) Becky Kukla It's an inspirational story that needs to be seen, but On the Basis of Sex doesn't impress half as much as Ruth Bader Ginsburg does EDIT
Posted Mar 8, 2019
8/10 Fyre (2019) Becky Kukla Engaging, enraging and utterly absurd - Netflix's Fyre Festival documentary is an absolute must see EDIT
Posted Mar 8, 2019
4/10 Bird Box (2018) Becky Kukla Over-long and over-clichéd, Bird Box feels like familiar territory and not in a good way EDIT
Posted Mar 8, 2019
8/10 Pin Cushion (2017) Becky Kukla A dark fairy-tale, Pin Cushion is at once a wickedly funny and a deeply emotional experience EDIT
Posted Mar 8, 2019
8/10 The Judge (2017) Becky Kukla Equally frustrating and inspiring, The Judge is an accomplished tale of bravery and justice EDIT
Posted Mar 8, 2019
8/10 The Miseducation of Cameron Post (2018) Becky Kukla Subtle yet entirely absorbing, Desiree Akhavan takes aim at religious bigotry in her expertly crafted film EDIT
Posted Mar 8, 2019
7/10 Wajib (2017) Becky Kukla Though the premise of a father and son reconnecting is not necessarily unique, the context of Wajib breathes new life into an old story EDIT
Posted Mar 8, 2019
6/10 Private Life (2018) Becky Kukla With a soft touch and genuine moments of joy and heartache, Private Life is a flawed yet solid watch EDIT
Posted Mar 8, 2019
7/10 Dark River (2017) Becky Kukla With strong performances throughout, Dark River is only let down by it's ending, which rounds off an otherwise achingly beautiful film. EDIT
Posted Mar 8, 2019
7/10 Babylon (1980) Anthony Nield Babylon's status as a key British film cannot be underestimated and, despite some of my reservations, proves to be terrifically entertaining. EDIT
Posted Feb 28, 2019
6/10 Sauvage (2018) Alistair Ryder Sauvage understands the bleak realities of sex work, yet refreshingly never demonises the people who have no choice but to enter the profession. But as a work of drama, it isn't fully satisfying. EDIT
Posted Feb 28, 2019