Discussing Film

Discussing Film is not a Tomatometer-approved publication. Reviews from this publication only count toward the Tomatometer when written by the following Tomatometer-approved critic(s): Alex Page, Ben Rolph
Rating Title/Year Author
5/5 Queen & Slim (2019) Ben Rolph It will leave you speechless, there is something so tragically beautiful about the film. Heart-wrenching and also, passionately romantic. EDIT
Posted Feb 10, 2020
4.5/5 Richard Jewell (2019) Ben Rolph Richard Jewell is fantastically moving and told with a humane touch, you truly feel for Jewell and his injustices. EDIT
Posted Jan 17, 2020
4/5 1917 (2019) Ben Rolph 1917 is an immersive real-time experience. It's both thrilling and harrowing. EDIT
Posted Jan 11, 2020
4/5 Seberg (2019) Ben Rolph Stewart is utterly perfect. It's all in her eyes and movement, it says so much more than the spoken. EDIT
Posted Jan 9, 2020
4/5 Cats (2019) Ben Rolph Cats is a musical extravaganza that is toe-tapping, energetic and utterly endearing. EDIT
Posted Dec 20, 2019
5/5 Star Wars: The Last Jedi (2017) Ben Rolph The Last Jedi is not only a fantastic film, but one of the best Star Wars films. EDIT
Posted Dec 20, 2019
4/5 Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015) Ben Rolph The Force Awakens is a brilliant return to Star Wars that evokes extreme nostalgia and led to a spark that led onto one of the best entries in the Skywalker saga. EDIT
Posted Dec 20, 2019
5/5 Little Women (2019) Ben Rolph Little Women is a masterful piece of filmmaking. Excellence is fired on all cylinders. Greta Gerwig is an unstoppable force. EDIT
Posted Dec 17, 2019
3/5 Jumanji: The Next Level (2019) Ben Rolph Jumanji: The Next Level is very funny and entertaining, but lacks the spark of the first. EDIT
Posted Dec 10, 2019
5/5 Jay and Silent Bob Reboot (2019) Ben Rolph Jay and Silent Bob Reboot had me thinking I was about to die, that's how hilarious and pitch-perfect Smith's film is. EDIT
Posted Nov 30, 2019
5/5 It's a Wonderful Life (1946) Ben Rolph Frank Capra's century-defining masterpiece is a treasure of Classical Hollywood cinema. EDIT
Posted Nov 22, 2019
4/5 Midway (2019) Ben Rolph Midway is an over-the-top wartime extravaganza of an engrossing nature. EDIT
Posted Nov 10, 2019
3/5 Terminator: Dark Fate (2019) Ben Rolph It's a fine Terminator film, but nothing special. EDIT
Posted Nov 6, 2019
3/5 Hustlers (2019) Ben Rolph Hustlers is a surprisingly good film, it's nothing outstanding but far beats expectations. EDIT
Posted Nov 6, 2019
4/5 Ready or Not (2019) Ben Rolph Ready or Not is a stupendously chilling, riveting and crazy horror. EDIT
Posted Nov 6, 2019
4/5 The Addams Family (2019) Ben Rolph Complete nostalgia and kookiness shine in this new animated extravaganza. EDIT
Posted Nov 6, 2019
5/5 Dolemite Is My Name (2019) Ben Rolph Funktastic and soulful, Dolemite is my Name is bombastic thrill. Brimming with joy, passion and energy. EDIT
Posted Nov 6, 2019
5/5 Judy (2019) Ben Rolph Judy broke me. Wonder, joy, melancholy and hope, these are the words that describe Renée's stupendously charming performance and the film as a whole. EDIT
Posted Nov 6, 2019
3/5 The Aeronauts (2019) Ben Rolph It succeeds to chill your core, but lacks in an overall well-crafted narrative. EDIT
Posted Nov 6, 2019
3.5/5 Earthquake Bird (2019) Ben Rolph Earthquake Bird is quiet, beautiful and yet sometimes very tense. EDIT
Posted Nov 6, 2019
3.5/5 Judy & Punch (2019) Ben Rolph Excellent execution and a captivating story make it great. EDIT
Posted Nov 6, 2019
4/5 Harriet (2019) Ben Rolph Harriet is breathtaking and truly inspiring. Tears will flow. EDIT
Posted Nov 6, 2019
4/5 Sid & Judy (2019) Ben Rolph Sid & Judy is a mesmerising documentary detailing Garland's career and life, it's dazzling. EDIT
Posted Nov 6, 2019
4/5 The Lodge (2019) Ben Rolph Shocking, suspenseful and one of the most chilling films of the year, it truly gets under your skin. EDIT
Posted Nov 6, 2019
4/5 The Two Popes (2019) Ben Rolph Meirelles returns with a film that never fails to lose intrigue, it's sometimes riveting, touching and quite hilarious. EDIT
Posted Nov 6, 2019
4/5 Waves (2019) Ben Rolph Trey Edward Shultz's latest is soaring in visuals, you will bathe in it's utterly symphonic glory. EDIT
Posted Nov 6, 2019
5/5 Invisible Life (2019) Ben Rolph A film full of brilliant performances, riveting emotion and subtle nuance. EDIT
Posted Nov 6, 2019
5/5 Official Secrets (2019) Ben Rolph Official Secrets is suspenseful, enraging and one of the best political films ever made. EDIT
Posted Nov 6, 2019
5/5 Jojo Rabbit (2019) Ben Rolph It's one of the best films of the year and might just be the funniest. EDIT
Posted Nov 6, 2019
2/5 Rabid (2019) Ben Rolph Rabid is a shabby horror-less horror with little impact and effect. EDIT
Posted Oct 29, 2019
5/5 Doctor Sleep (2019) Ben Rolph Doctor Sleep is Flanagan's nightmare-inducing and masterfully chilling take on The Shining. EDIT
Posted Oct 29, 2019
4/5 Zombieland: Double Tap (2019) Ben Rolph Zombieland: Double Tap is a wickedly good film. EDIT
Posted Oct 21, 2019
4/5 Ford v Ferrari (2019) Ben Rolph Bale is on top-form, delivering a performance full of gravitas and sharp-wit. EDIT
Posted Oct 17, 2019
5/5 The Irishman (2019) Ben Rolph Quite simply put, The Irishman is cinema at its finest. EDIT
Posted Oct 13, 2019
3.5/5 A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood (2019) Ben Rolph It has gaping issues with its scripting, however when Tom Hanks shows up he reinvigorates life back into the film's flaws. EDIT
Posted Oct 13, 2019
0.5/5 Uncut Gems (2019) Ben Rolph Uncut Gems is an utterly incoherent mess, it's one of the worst films I've seen in a long time. EDIT
Posted Oct 11, 2019
4.5/5 Knives Out (2019) Ben Rolph Knives Out is a thrillingly intriguing ride. It's tense and mysterious, Rian Johnsondoes a fantastic job directing a super-tight script. EDIT
Posted Oct 10, 2019
5/5 Portrait of a Lady on Fire (2019) Ben Rolph The perfect word to describe Portrait of a Lady on Fire is nonchalant. EDIT
Posted Oct 8, 2019
4/5 Gemini Man (2019) Ben Rolph The fundamental reason why Gemini Man works is its got a heart and sincerely carries this all the way through the chaos. EDIT
Posted Oct 6, 2019
5/5 The Lighthouse (2019) Ben Rolph The Lighthouse is Robert Egger's masterpiece of mythic quality. It is one of the greatest achievements in cinema this year and is an unstoppable force of dark and maddening confinement. EDIT
Posted Oct 4, 2019
3.5/5 The King (2019) Ben Rolph The King is a beautifully brooding film that starts weak and finds great footing, mainly down to Chalamet and Edgerton's performances, they rule completely and allow for the forgetting of Mendelsohn and Chapman's futile pantomime-like roles. EDIT
Posted Oct 4, 2019
5/5 Marriage Story (2019) Ben Rolph Marriage Story is Noah Baumbach's masterful film that is ripe full of melancholy, beauty and contrasting nastiness. Adam Driver gives a career-best performance, commanding every emotion to the finest degree. EDIT
Posted Oct 1, 2019
5/5 Joker (2019) Ben Rolph Joker is a brazenly breathtaking film with Joaquin Phoenix delivering an out-of-this-world performance as the clown prince of crime and Todd Phillips soars with his utterly beautiful direction. EDIT
Posted Sep 25, 2019
4/5 The Goldfinch (2019) Ben Rolph Deakins' work here is some of his finest, it's almost as if every frame is a painting. EDIT
Posted Sep 21, 2019
4/5 The Laundromat (2019) Ben Rolph The best elements of the film is Streep and Soderbergh. EDIT
Posted Sep 12, 2019
5/5 Ad Astra (2019) Ben Rolph Ad Astra is a masterfully existential film, examining the underpinning of human nature, and the process in the voyage to acceptance of oneself. Brad Pitt and Tommy Lee Jones have their Oscars hopefully waiting. EDIT
Posted Sep 11, 2019
4.5/5 It: Chapter Two (2019) Ben Rolph Andy Muschietti's third feature is triumphant, it horrifies, it surprises, it thrills and most certainly it gets under your skin. EDIT
Posted Sep 3, 2019
2/5 () Ben Rolph Rabid is a shabby horror-less horror with little impact and effect. EDIT
Posted Aug 26, 2019
4/5 The Informer (2019) Ben Rolph Joel Kinnaman delivers a raw, sledgehammer-like performance as he becomes fully absorbed. EDIT
Posted Aug 26, 2019
4.5/5 Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark (2019) Ben Rolph Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark is a poetic horror filled with fruitful atmospheric tension, ripe with horrors to make you shiver in fear and touched by Del Toro's melancholic and Gothic touch. EDIT
Posted Aug 24, 2019