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
5/10 Zack Snyder's Justice League (2021) Alex Page While it's improved in areas of the 2017 film, Snyder's 'Justice League' still faces the same issues from 3 1/2 years ago. The long journey/fight for Snyder's 'Justice League' will be remembered while the film itself ends up being quite forgettable. EDIT
Posted Mar 19, 2021
5/5 Offseason (2021) Ben Rolph Offseason just might be the most inventive and haunting film of the year so far. EDIT
Posted Mar 19, 2021
4/5 Here Before (2021) Ben Rolph Gregg's film is profoundly intense and emotionally stirring. EDIT
Posted Mar 18, 2021
3/5 Broadcast Signal Intrusion (2021) Ben Rolph Broadcast Signal Intrusion lacks the overall impact of its inspiration. EDIT
Posted Mar 17, 2021
4/5 Cherry (2021) Ben Rolph Cherry is a profoundly dark and stylistically engaging film. EDIT
Posted Feb 25, 2021
2/5 The Little Things (2021) Ben Rolph The Little Things' focus becomes muddled and feels like a failed imitation of Seven. EDIT
Posted Jan 26, 2021
5/5 The Mauritanian (2021) Ben Rolph The Mauritanian is a must-watch, eye-opening film. It is one of the best, most thought-provoking experiences of this new year. EDIT
Posted Jan 12, 2021
5/5 Wonder Woman 1984 (2020) Ben Rolph Wonder Woman 1984 is a riveting, heartfelt blast. EDIT
Posted Dec 15, 2020
4/5 The Godfather, Coda: The Death of Michael Corleone (1990) Ben Rolph The result of this re-edited version of Francis Ford Coppola's final entry to The Godfather trilogy is a better, re-tooled end. EDIT
Posted Dec 12, 2020
5/5 Let Them All Talk (2020) Ben Rolph Steven Soderbergh's latest is a non-stop literary thrill from start to end. EDIT
Posted Dec 12, 2020
4/5 Ammonite (2020) Ben Rolph The frustration that one feels with a near-perfect film like Ammonite can have the effect of disappointment, but after time to lament, it becomes clear that it's still very good. EDIT
Posted Nov 25, 2020
5/5 Mank (2020) Ben Rolph Mank is an endlessly sumptuous wade into the depths of Hollywood's golden-age. EDIT
Posted Nov 9, 2020
3.5/5 Mogul Mowgli (2020) Ben Rolph Written, produced, acted, and rapped by Riz Ahmed, the artist is enraptured and intensely engaged as Mogul Mowgli is a deeply personal film. EDIT
Posted Nov 9, 2020
5/5 Another Round (2020) Ben Rolph Teeming with copious levels of energy and shot in a stylistically invigorating style, its diversion from any formalism allows for pure immersion. EDIT
Posted Oct 21, 2020
3/5 Soul (2020) Ben Rolph Narratively, Soul ticks nearly all of Pixar's boxes and as a film it's engaging, although one can't help to shake off the feeling that something's missing. EDIT
Posted Oct 11, 2020
1/5 The Lie (2018) Ben Rolph Believability dwindles and dwindles, by the end one's eyes might just have rolled all the way back. EDIT
Posted Oct 11, 2020
4/5 Supernova (2020) Ben Rolph Entirely restrained and carefully controlled, it's a rather beautiful piece of cinema that is all the better for its soft and discreet approach. EDIT
Posted Oct 11, 2020
4/5 The Trial of the Chicago 7 (2020) Ben Rolph The Trial of the Chicago 7 is a supremely impactful film. It finds a pitch-perfect balance between levity, humor, and bluntness. EDIT
Posted Sep 25, 2020
5/5 Saint Maud (2019) Ben Rolph Saint Maud is a masterpiece of the psychological. EDIT
Posted Sep 24, 2020
2/5 Concrete Cowboy (2020) Ben Rolph Technically and narrative-wise, this bold story is let down by impoverished filmmaking. EDIT
Posted Sep 20, 2020
2/5 Shadow in the Cloud (2020) Ben Rolph It's a preposterous, batty, and cheap-looking film that begins strong and amounts to nothing. EDIT
Posted Sep 20, 2020
4/5 Monday (2020) Ben Rolph It can be uncomfortable, freeing, absurd, humorous, but most of all, it's extremely compelling. EDIT
Posted Sep 16, 2020
4/5 Rocks (2019) Ben Rolph Rocks is a moving tale that is elevated by its beautiful cinematography and cast chemistry. EDIT
Posted Sep 16, 2020
5/5 One Night in Miami (2020) Ben Rolph Four legends in a hotel room together - what is the result? A phenomenal film that is immensely engaging, provocative and surprisingly hilarious. EDIT
Posted Sep 12, 2020
3/5 Mulan (2020) Ben Rolph Its simplistic tale is effective, but lacks authenticity. EDIT
Posted Sep 3, 2020
5/5 Tenet (2020) Ben Rolph Christopher Nolan will render you speechless and shivering in endless exhilaration. EDIT
Posted Aug 27, 2020
2/5 The One and Only Ivan (2020) Ben Rolph Everything in the film is all too easy and formulaic. The One and Only Ivan is a passable film to entertain children under the age of five. EDIT
Posted Aug 18, 2020
4/5 Proxima (2019) Ben Rolph Winocour's film is without hesitation one of the best films of the year. EDIT
Posted Aug 18, 2020
4/5 Train to Busan Presents: Peninsula (2020) Ben Rolph Sang-yo's directorial approach continues to invigorate the genre while staying coherent, even in the most chaotic of times. EDIT
Posted Aug 15, 2020
3/5 The Painted Bird (2019) Ben Rolph It lacks a more warranted, layered narrative to get one through its observational angle of one trudging life from place to place. EDIT
Posted Aug 13, 2020
4/5 Greyhound (2020) Ben Rolph Greyhound is an impressively wound film that enthralls with its bombastic and explosive sea warfare. EDIT
Posted Jul 11, 2020
4/5 7500 (2019) Ben Rolph 7500 brings art-house elements to a genre of thrills and what is created is a tension-filled ride of emotional strain and directorial excellence. EDIT
Posted Jun 20, 2020
2/5 The High Note (2020) Ben Rolph The High Note ends up hitting a nearly consistent low note, which ultimately comes down to a mostly lifeless formulaic structure. EDIT
Posted Jun 10, 2020
5/5 Da 5 Bloods (2020) Ben Rolph Provocative and thoughtful, Da 5 Bloods is Spike Lee in top form. An unruly work of cinema, there is an inherent admiration for the stylistics and inner workings of the film. EDIT
Posted Jun 10, 2020
4/5 Capone (2020) Ben Rolph Josh Trank does a tremendous job in crafting an effective tale with great filmmaking attributes. The direction is consistently proficient and cinematography is positively superb. EDIT
Posted May 11, 2020
5/5 Parasite (2019) Ben Rolph Everything is superbly controlled and nailed to the point at which you begin to question, how is this possible? EDIT
Posted Mar 5, 2020
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