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
3 Five Graves to Cairo (1943) Kevin Wight The fast pace and sinewy plot strands ensure a surprisingly brisk, jaunty romp for a film released in the midst of the conflict it depicts. EDIT
Posted Aug 11, 2020
3 The Pool (2018) Kevin Wight The Pool could well be the perfect beer-and-pizza movie. It's ridiculous by design and leans into its limitations, with many of its flaws add to the fun. EDIT
Posted Jul 27, 2020
3 Impetigore (Perempuan Tanah Jahanam) (2020) Kevin Wight For the most part, this meshing of recognisable horror tropes with a very Indonesian flavour is hugely impressive. EDIT
Posted Jul 26, 2020
2 Lake of Death (2019) Kevin Wight A beautiful but generic cabin in the woods movie. This is one in which to simply dip the toes rather than get fully immersed. EDIT
Posted Jul 24, 2020
4 Three Outlaw Samurai (1964) Kevin Wight It's the willingness to subtly subvert the tropes of the samurai film that makes it such compelling viewing and deserving of far higher esteem among the genre's heavyweights. EDIT
Posted Jul 15, 2020
4 The Beach House (2019) Kevin Wight A pearl of a an indie horror, although it will make you wary of anything that comes from the sea. EDIT
Posted Jul 6, 2020
4 Hiroshima (1955) Kevin Wight Hugely powerful as an attempt to communicate a profoundly unspeakable act. So soon after the event, it's a surgeon's finger pressed into a fresh wound, but this ensure its potency remains. EDIT
Posted Jul 1, 2020
3 () Kevin Wight A phenomenally mean-spirited slice of exploitation, but Teruo Ishii's garish artistic sense makes it well worth investigation. EDIT
Posted Jun 30, 2020
2 The Odd Family: Zombie on Sale (2019) Kevin Wight Simply not as infectious as its glowing reputation would have you believe. EDIT
Posted Jun 30, 2020
4 Saint Frances (2019) Kevin Wight Such an empathetic and entertaining film that its more generic elements can be easily forgiven. Especially so, given how daring it is in tackling still controversial themes. EDIT
Posted Jun 23, 2020
4 Fanny Lye Deliver'd (2019) Kevin Wight A strange, bold and often beautiful film that is the impressive sum of many strong parts. EDIT
Posted Jun 22, 2020
3 A Foreign Affair (1948) Kevin Wight Tries to thread the needle between stylish comedy and the palpable sense of horror and sadness that Wilder brought as a returning survivor of the Jewish diaspora. EDIT
Posted Jun 19, 2020
4 Throw Down (2004) Kevin Wight The message of Throw Down is fairly simple, even if the execution is excitingly baroque. EDIT
Posted May 17, 2020
3 () Kevin Wight Not Corbucci's most celebrated western, but with neat eccentricities, tightly-edited action, and unusual location, it has been worth the effort of restoration. EDIT
Posted May 16, 2020
3 Blood Quantum (2019) Kevin Wight Canny Native American bite at the zombie genre with impressive brutality EDIT
Posted May 12, 2020
4 Hagazussa: A Heathen's Curse (2017) Kevin Wight A curiously beguiling vision for those who can adjust to its almost tidal rhythms, even when it ventures into the mind's most abyssal places. EDIT
Posted May 7, 2020
3 Danger Close: The Battle of Long Tan (2019) Kevin Wight That lingering whiff of unquestioning patriotism is an ugly scratch on its shiny livery but for relentless, meat-and-potatoes action you could do a whole lot worse. EDIT
Posted May 2, 2020
4 Kwaidan (1964) Kevin Wight The stories represent a wonderful clash of the old and new as the traditional fables meet the modern magic of cinema. EDIT
Posted Apr 25, 2020
3 Zu, Warriors From the Magic Mountain (1983) Kevin Wight Frenetic, relentless and irreverent, with chaotic action reigning over storytelling. EDIT
Posted Apr 19, 2020
4 Why Don't You Just Die! (Papa, sdokhni) (2018) Kevin Wight Just great fun, with its wince-inducing gore staying just about on the right side of sadistic EDIT
Posted Apr 17, 2020
3 Rio Grande (1950) Kevin Wight While nowhere near an essential showcase for Ford or Wayne, and a complete waste of O'Hara, Rio Grande is still a generally enjoyable conveyor-belt western. EDIT
Posted Apr 4, 2020
3 Faith Based (2020) Kevin Wight A rather sweet and affectionate comedy about friendship and family that gently mocks religion as a business, not faith itself. EDIT
Posted Mar 26, 2020
4 The Perfect Candidate (2019) Kevin Wight For a film charged with the crackle of righteousness, its overall tone is one of hope and optimism. EDIT
Posted Mar 13, 2020
3 The Other Lamb (2019) Kevin Wight For all its blunt force poetic sense it's a consistently beautiful, engrossing film. EDIT
Posted Mar 13, 2020
3 Deerskin (2019) Kevin Wight Another cinematic jape which can wear the patience of the viewer, but which establishes Dupieux as a sly satirist with just enough narrative sense to justify its bonkers existence. EDIT
Posted Mar 9, 2020
3 Zgodbe iz kostanjevih gozdov (2019) Kevin Wight A glacial picture that tells its story in the most elliptical way possible. EDIT
Posted Mar 5, 2020
4 Les misérables (2019) Kevin Wight There's something exhilarating about the nihilistic charge the film generates, one that comes to a stunning climax in a searing final shot of ruthless ambiguity that will be hard to shake. EDIT
Posted Mar 4, 2020
4 The Truth (2019) Kevin Wight The Truth demonstrates that Kore-eda can adapt effortlessly to European cinema while retaining the gossamer delicacy that is his signature. EDIT
Posted Mar 4, 2020
4 James vs. His Future Self (2019) Kevin Wight A frequently witty and spirited work that benefits immeasurably from that dynamite turn from Daniel Stern. EDIT
Posted Mar 4, 2020
4 About Endlessness (2020) Kevin Wight To Roy Andersson all human endeavour is equally foolish and equally deserving of celebration. For all its mordant, acutely Scandinavian outlook, About Endlessness is curiously life-affirming. EDIT
Posted Mar 4, 2020
4 () Kevin Wight Lengthy but profound spiritual meditation on grief and healing. EDIT
Posted Mar 4, 2020
3 () Kevin Wight Too aesthetically rarified and hermetic to have the full gut-wrenching impact the depiction of atrocities should muster, but surgical in its themes of complicity and moral corruption. EDIT
Posted Mar 2, 2020
3 Kansas City (1996) Kevin Wight Robert Altman's ode to his jazz-age childhood has all the authenticity and self-indulgence you would expect EDIT
Posted Mar 2, 2020
2 State Funeral (2019) Kevin Wight An exhaustive and exhausting document, one with a deadening repetitiveness that stretches the film's already epic length to unbearable quantum elasticity. EDIT
Posted Mar 2, 2020
4 Jesus Shows You the Way to the Highway (2019) Kevin Wight Don't be surprised to see Jesus gain disciples everywhere it's screened. EDIT
Posted Feb 28, 2020
4 Blood on Her Name (2019) Kevin Wight A tense and combustible mix of family drama and revenger's tragedy. EDIT
Posted Feb 25, 2020
3 Little Joe (2019) Kevin Wight A fascinating but aloof chiller that updates ideas from Invasion of the Body Snatchers, Brave New World, and the paranoiac fiction of Ira Levin to the pharmaceutical present. EDIT
Posted Feb 23, 2020
5 Parasite (2019) Kevin Wight This serpentine, unclassifiable piece stands as a highlight among the director's already glittering career. EDIT
Posted Feb 9, 2020
4 Bliss (2019) Kevin Wight Such is the the prolonged intensity of Bliss that even at a lean and mean 80 minutes, it's an exhausting experience and its brevity is a mercy. EDIT
Posted Feb 4, 2020
2 Quezon's Game (2018) Kevin Wight The historical value of Quezon's Game is certainly high, but it sadly falls short in too many other crucial areas. EDIT
Posted Jan 30, 2020
4 Samurai Marathon 1855 (2019) Kevin Wight A mix of art and action that's occasionally uneven, but full of adventure and spirit. EDIT
Posted Jan 20, 2020
5 Little Women (2019) Kevin Wight Greta Gerwig's take is likely to delight old devotees and new acolytes alike. EDIT
Posted Dec 29, 2019
4 The Nightingale (2018) Kevin Wight The Nightingale's depiction of Tasmania as a Hobbesian nightmare that steadily strips the soul from its new settlers will leave a mental scar that won't easily heal. EDIT
Posted Dec 22, 2019
1 The Murder of Nicole Brown Simpson (2019) Kevin Wight A mendacious and tawdry piece of cut-price tripe that indulges in sub-slasher nastiness while flashing a false badge of progressiveness. EDIT
Posted Dec 11, 2019
4 The Party's Just Beginning (2018) Kevin Wight Gillan resists easy catharsis, settling on a sense of vague optimism that feels right. EDIT
Posted Dec 1, 2019
4 The Golem (1920) Kevin Wight It's still both a technical ground-breaker and an expressive delight. EDIT
Posted Nov 19, 2019
4 Monos (2019) Kevin Wight An often spectacular vision of innocence brutally stripped away. Although, it's sometimes easier to appreciate the fearless filmmaking than the onscreen results. EDIT
Posted Nov 17, 2019
4 The Beach Bum (2019) Kevin Wight So encased in the vapours of weapons-grade weed is The Beach Bum that you half expect it to set off your smoke alarm. EDIT
Posted Oct 29, 2019
4 Ad Astra (2019) Kevin Wight As with with many films that feature a quest, the great joy is the journey not the destination and that is true of Ad Astra. EDIT
Posted Oct 23, 2019
3 A Good Woman Is Hard to Find (2019) Kevin Wight Where A Good Woman is Hard to Find holds the attention is in an atmosphere choking with poverty, despair, and the memory of decades of violence baked into the walls EDIT
Posted Oct 22, 2019