The Wee Review

The Wee Review is not a Tomatometer-approved publication. Reviews from this publication only count toward the Tomatometer® when written by the following Tomatometer-approved critic(s): James Hanton, Kevin Wight
Rating Title/Year Author
4 Pariah (2011) Kevin Wight Pariah doesn't strain towards unnecessary drama, finding a sweet spot of unvarnished verisimilitude. EDIT
Posted Aug 1, 2021
4 Foo gwai lit che (Millionaire's Express) (Shanghai Express) (Wealthy Train) (1986) Kevin Wight As far removed from standard martial arts action fare as it is possible to be while remaining within the genre. It is quite possibly Sammo Hung's finest. EDIT
Posted Jul 22, 2021
1 Vanquish (2021) Kevin Wight A deathly dull, visually repulsive, and stylistically bereft stinker that lacks even the good grace to be unintentionally hilarious. EDIT
Posted Jul 21, 2021
3 Kandisha (2020) Kevin Wight Kandisha is a satisfying modern slasher... if more than a little indebted to one particular modern classic. EDIT
Posted Jul 19, 2021
2 Plurality (2021) Kevin Wight This twisty, but highly silly Taiwanese effort, like its protagonist, wears many faces throughout, to wearying effect. EDIT
Posted Jul 18, 2021
3 Wild Search (1989) Kevin Wight An uneven but still consistently entertaining work from Chow Yun Fat's pre-Hollywood era. EDIT
Posted Jul 18, 2021
3 For the Sake of Vicious (2020) Kevin Wight Unlike the marauding goons piling through Romina's doors and windows, Carrer and Eveneshen burst in, do the job, and take no prisoners along the way. EDIT
Posted Jul 14, 2021
4 Werewolves Within (2021) Kevin Wight [Has] a nonchalant quality that undercuts any pretensions towards real horror and makes the stakes feel slight, but wrings genuine joy and affection from threadbare tropes. EDIT
Posted Jul 13, 2021
2 The Call (2020) Kevin Wight Beyond the well-sampled wellspring of '80s nostalgia, there is little to stay on the line for. EDIT
Posted Jul 9, 2021
4 Alone (2020) Kevin Wight Look past the generic title and the back-of-a-fag-packet plot synopsis and you'll find one of the purest and finest genre exercises in recent memory. EDIT
Posted Jul 6, 2021
3 Son (2021) Kevin Wight It ultimately loses sight of its strongest assets, but at its best, there's a confident manipulation of character and tone. EDIT
Posted Jul 5, 2021
2 An Unquiet Grave (2020) Kevin Wight A noble failure - albeit, one that indicates that better things are to come. EDIT
Posted Jun 25, 2021
4 Vicious Fun (2020) Kevin Wight Easily succeeds in being more than a high concept and a grab bag of references and, crucially gets the balance between laughter and gore... spot on, often simultaneously. EDIT
Posted Jun 24, 2021
4 PTU (2003) Kevin Wight There are tighter, more complete works in [To's] extensive filmography, but PTU would make a great introduction to his style. EDIT
Posted Jun 23, 2021
1 The Superdeep (2020) Kevin Wight Cold War body horror is a congealed homage to many far better films EDIT
Posted Jun 17, 2021
3 Flashback (2020) Kevin Wight There is no little pleasure in trying to solve the puzzle of Fredrick Fritzell, even if that is all he ever is. EDIT
Posted Jun 3, 2021
4 Caveat (2020) Kevin Wight Crushing atmosphere and some exquisite moments of sheer, primal terror will linger a lot longer than some mild disappointment in its storytelling. EDIT
Posted Jun 1, 2021
3 Skull: The Mask (2020) Kevin Wight Brazilian slasher throwback that makes mincemeat of its plot as well as its victims. EDIT
Posted May 30, 2021
3 PG: Psycho Goreman (2020) Kevin Wight It would be wrong to use the word wholesome, but it really is fun for all the family, in its own sick little way. EDIT
Posted May 17, 2021
5 The Spy Who Came in From the Cold (1966) Kevin Wight One of the finest and most compelling depictions of espionage ever put on screen, featuring perhaps Richard Burton's greatest performance as its self-destructive anti-hero. EDIT
Posted May 16, 2021
4 Fried Barry (2020) Kevin Wight A meandering alien odyssey that churns Under the Skin, I, Lucifer, and Enter the Void through a grindhouse blender. It reeks of 2am slots at all-night festivals. EDIT
Posted May 5, 2021
2 FEAR (2021) Kevin Wight Watchable but forgettable low-budget thriller falls victim to both pandemic and zombie fatigue. EDIT
Posted Apr 25, 2021
2 Fear of Rain (2021) Kevin Wight There is a real lunatic appeal to the ludicrous lengths the story [explores]. Yet it holds itself back at every turn, leaving it too late for genuine impact. EDIT
Posted Apr 22, 2021
2 Alone (2020) Kevin Wight A toothless American version of a film that itself is no more than mildly diverting, Final Days is likely to come and go largely unnoticed. EDIT
Posted Apr 7, 2021
2 Russian Raid (2021) Kevin Wight What starts off as interesting enough as various fighting styles clash becomes a meaningless morass of broken bones and bullet wounds. EDIT
Posted Mar 19, 2021
3 Slaxx (2020) Kevin Wight It's a gonzo good time, even if some of its themes clash with its execution like tweed against velour. EDIT
Posted Mar 16, 2021
3 A Ghost Waits (2020) Kevin Wight It doesn't quite deserve the critical lionisation it's received in some quarters, but it's a curious and charming romance with an inquisitive metaphysical heart. EDIT
Posted Mar 5, 2021
3 The Last Ones (2020) Kevin Wight For the most part, [Veiko] Õunpuu is more successful in building mood and characters that become more complex as they're boiled like frogs. EDIT
Posted Mar 5, 2021
3 Spring Tide (2019) Kevin Wight Far from perfect, but wonderfully acted and admirably grounded in a solid and believable core, if this is Yang Lina's Spring, then we shall look forward to Summer immensely. EDIT
Posted Mar 5, 2021
5 Limbo (2020) Kevin Wight [Ben] Sharrock directs with grace and patience, the film's pace portraying the sense of an indeterminate period stretching out before its protagonists. EDIT
Posted Mar 5, 2021
4 Victim(s) (2020) Kevin Wight An engrossing and clear-headed drama that encompasses all the extra layers that recent modernity has added to the age-old issue of bullying. EDIT
Posted Mar 2, 2021
3 Creation Stories (2021) Kevin Wight It's the grumble of the old contender full of survivor stories, and, surprisingly, is no worse for it. EDIT
Posted Feb 24, 2021
4 Castro's Spies (2020) Kevin Wight Smoothly cut together, covering a lot of complex political ground in an informative and interesting way. EDIT
Posted Feb 23, 2021
4 Murmur (2019) Kevin Wight One of the most subtly devastating films in recent memory and a beautifully composed piece of storytelling. EDIT
Posted Feb 22, 2021
3 Mindwarp (1992) Kevin Wight Deserves to be rediscovered by genre scavengers intent on unearthing all the lost horror gems from the period. EDIT
Posted Feb 18, 2021
3 Pulse (1988) Kevin Wight Apart from the likeable performances and some surprisingly nifty special effects, there is little else to get the pulse racing. EDIT
Posted Feb 17, 2021
2 Breeder (2020) Kevin Wight While Breeder is suitably nasty it is never truly disturbing or upsetting like the films it sets out to emulate. EDIT
Posted Feb 11, 2021
2 The World to Come (2020) Kevin Wight A film about passion that never quite cuts through the pervasive chill of its frigid frontier setting. EDIT
Posted Feb 11, 2021
4 Judas and the Black Messiah (2021) Kevin Wight A supremely entertaining piece of firebrand filmmaking, kicking aide the normal stuffy constraints of the true-life drama with easy disdain. EDIT
Posted Feb 8, 2021
4 Coming Home in the Dark (2021) Kevin Wight Brutal and tense enough to overcome the bare bones storytelling and a sense of familiarity, it's an impressive debut. EDIT
Posted Feb 3, 2021
4 Passing (2021) Kevin Wight A progressive passion project in the guise of a seductive throwback, and a great showcase for its two stars. EDIT
Posted Feb 2, 2021
4 Mass (2021) Kevin Wight It's a harrowing, exhausting ensemble of flayed emotion that is as gripping as any blockbuster thriller has been in years. EDIT
Posted Feb 1, 2021
4 Street Gang: How We Got to Sesame Street (2021) Kevin Wight An irresistible and complete overview of perhaps one of the most important and ground-breaking TV shows ever made, for kids or otherwise. EDIT
Posted Feb 1, 2021
3 In The Earth (2021) Kevin Wight [Ben] Wheatley films are mostly a little too weird to attach easy descriptors such as familiarity, but there aren't so much echoes of his previous work as primal screams. EDIT
Posted Jan 31, 2021
3 How It Ends (2021) Kevin Wight The Apocalypse not as terrifying eschatological crisis, but the best possible reason to resolve old slights, learn to love yourself, and trip balls to your heart's content. EDIT
Posted Jan 31, 2021
5 Summer of Soul (...Or, When the Revolution Could Not Be Televised) (2021) Kevin Wight It's an unabashed delight. Contextualising the event as a nexus of almost countless influences, Questlove offers the concerts as giddy and chaotic metaphors for Harlem itself. EDIT
Posted Jan 29, 2021
4 Censor (2021) Kevin Wight A somewhat slight tale when detached from the heady nostalgia that bubbles from every frame, but for the audience it's specifically addressing it's endlessly intoxicating. EDIT
Posted Jan 29, 2021
4 CODA (2021) Kevin Wight Deafness becomes a central metaphor for the lapses in communication that effect everyone, used to ground the film when it threatens to float away into the indie ether. EDIT
Posted Jan 29, 2021
4 The Queen of Black Magic (2020) Kevin Wight A deranged danse macabre of horror tropes, it will nevertheless captivate hardened viewers as familiar fare served with gusto and flair. EDIT
Posted Jan 27, 2021
3 The Don Is Dead (1973) Kevin Wight For all the talent at work, it's ultimately forgettable, though plenty entertaining in the moment. EDIT
Posted Jan 13, 2021