Square Eyes

Square Eyes is not a Tomatometer-approved publication. Reviews from this publication only count toward the Tomatometer when written by the following Tomatometer-approved critic(s): Rachael Mead
Rating Title/Year Author
Once Upon a Time... in Hollywood (2019) Rachael Mead There's great dialogue, enthralling characters and plot digressions that sweep viewers along without question. The cultural layering is brilliant. EDIT
Posted Aug 16, 2019
Palm Beach (2019) Rachael Mead This is a film guaranteed to resonate with people who understand the reality of maintaining long-standing relationships that at times can feel held together more by nostalgia and shared history than common ground. EDIT
Posted Aug 16, 2019
The Public (2018) Rachael Mead It's a beautifully shot and directed film that openly wears its heart on its sleeve as an ode to one of the last surviving bastions of free information and public space - the public library. EDIT
Posted Aug 16, 2019
The Broken Circle Breakdown (2012) Rachael Mead The pairing of the highly emotive plot with the delicacy of the structure and editing transforms a devastating series of calamities into an exquisite and poignant exploration of the limitations of love in the face of tragedy. EDIT
Posted Mar 19, 2019
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (2017) Rachael Mead Even if your interest is not piqued by the story, the performances alone - especially that by McDormand as the flawed and furious protagonist - make it worth your time. EDIT
Posted Mar 19, 2019
The Turning (2013) Rachael Mead While it demands substantial concentration from the audience, this elegant and suspenseful epic more than rewards the effort. EDIT
Posted Mar 19, 2019
Blue Jasmine (2013) Rachael Mead The fact that a film with this depth of tragedy works, despite being billed as a comedy, is a tribute to the brilliant performances of the cast and one of the most polished pieces of direction by Allen in recent times. EDIT
Posted Mar 19, 2019
The Great Gatsby (2013) Rachael Mead ...by the end I couldn't help feeling the film had missed the mark. EDIT
Posted Mar 19, 2019
Gold (2016) Rachael Mead Even balding and paunchy, McConaughey's latest charming rogue is more than enough to keep audiences riveted through Gold's patchy rhythm. EDIT
Posted Mar 19, 2019
Estiu 1993 (2017) Rachael Mead Summer 1993 is such a delicately crafted and deeply moving memoir it is astonishing that this film is Simon Pipó's debut. EDIT
Posted Mar 19, 2019
Atomic Blonde (2017) Rachael Mead Atomic Blonde is pure action blockbuster, so if you enjoy jaw-dropping action scenes and hyper-cool design, all set to a great soundtrack, then you'll love it. EDIT
Posted Mar 19, 2019
Thor: Ragnarok (2017) Rachael Mead Ragnarok gives the genre a much-needed injection of humour and eccentric flair and I think it's not an exaggeration to say that Taika Waititi has saved a superhero. EDIT
Posted Mar 19, 2019
Phantom Thread (2017) Rachael Mead Jonny Greenwood's score deserves special mention, its piano and strings perfectly pitched to the exquisite cinematography. EDIT
Posted Mar 19, 2019
Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016) Rachael Mead Zack Snyder has directed both films and has successfully delivered a rich and cohesive cinematic world in which to set his growing cast of superheroes and villains. EDIT
Posted Mar 19, 2019
Lion (2016) Rachael Mead The film's final scenes might feel a little predictable, but overall Lion is an admirable example of the way a personal story can shed light on broader issues such as identity, poverty and global inequality. EDIT
Posted Mar 19, 2019
Far From the Madding Crowd (2015) Rachael Mead This is a beautiful and enchanting period drama, but lovers of the novel or 1967 film should prepare themselves for a Reader's Digest version of the plot. EDIT
Posted Mar 19, 2019
All Is Lost (2013) Rachael Mead This is a brilliant film with an intense and engrossing plot and an actor who does justice to his extraordinarily demanding role. EDIT
Posted Mar 19, 2019
The Dancer (2016) Rachael Mead This is a beautiful and intelligent film but the show-stealer is unquestionably Benoît Debie's cinematography, particularly during Fuller's on-stage dance routines. EDIT
Posted Mar 19, 2019
T2 Trainspotting (2017) Rachael Mead T2 Trainspotting was a welcome reunion with much-loved characters delivered with a distinctly 21st-century edge. You won't be disappointed. EDIT
Posted Mar 19, 2019
Jasper Jones (2017) Rachael Mead This is a classic Australian story told with both depth and charm, and I have no doubt that the brilliant young actors will soon become household names. EDIT
Posted Mar 19, 2019
The Other Side of Hope (2017) Rachael Mead This is a timely film addressing a critical global issue. EDIT
Posted Mar 19, 2019
Lady Macbeth (2016) Rachael Mead Lady Macbeth is a stark, gripping and entirely contemporary Victorian tragedy that you will be thinking about long after viewing. EDIT
Posted Mar 19, 2019
Neruda (2016) Rachael Mead Neruda is a beautiful, complex and unconventional film, deftly weaving together elements of film-noir, historical biopic and catch-me-if-you-can thriller. EDIT
Posted Mar 19, 2019
The Dinner (2017) Rachael Mead I challenge you to see this film and not still be thinking, days late... EDIT
Posted Mar 19, 2019
Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets (2017) Rachael Mead There is much to appreciate and it is undeniable that Besson's vision and commitment to universe creation is unparalleled. EDIT
Posted Mar 19, 2019
Hampstead (2017) Rachael Mead It's strange that two such individually loveable actors can so comprehensively fail to gel. EDIT
Posted Mar 19, 2019
Battle of the Sexes (2017) Rachael Mead There's a great deal going on in this film so it's fortunate that there's not as much tennis being played as you'd think in a movie about a tennis match. There's no time. EDIT
Posted Mar 18, 2019
Cargo (2018) Rachael Mead In essence, Cargo is a film about what it means to be a good parent, yet it also tackles far more unusual and challenging themes such as Aboriginal perspectives, white guilt and the potential for reconciliation EDIT
Posted Mar 18, 2019
Blade Runner 2049 (2017) Rachael Mead Thirty-five years was not too long to wait for a sequel of this calibre. EDIT
Posted Mar 18, 2019
Dolphin Man (2017) Rachael Mead This is a fascinating exploration of a most intriguing life and fans of The Big Blue will find the fleshing out of Mayol's character in Dolphin Man to be compulsive viewing. EDIT
Posted Mar 18, 2019