Frame Rated

Frame Rated is not a Tomatometer-approved publication. Reviews from this publication only count toward the Tomatometer® when written by the following Tomatometer-approved critic(s): Amelia Harvey
Rating Title/Year Author
3/5 Moxie (2021) Amelia Harvey Amy Poehler's Earnest Moxie Sells Feminism to a Generation That Understands its Nuances Better Than This Script EDIT
Posted Mar 5, 2021
3/5 Barb & Star Go to Vista Del Mar (2021) Amelia Harvey If you're looking for an evening spent watching vibrant silliness, one could do worse than Barb and Star Go to Vista Del Mar . EDIT
Posted Feb 15, 2021
4/5 Supernova (2020) Amelia Harvey Supernova, through all its middle-class beigeness, is never afraid to be upsetting and real. But it never becomes a tough watch thanks to Tucci and Firth's inherent charms. EDIT
Posted Nov 30, 2020
4/5 Almost Famous (2000) Amelia Harvey Even today, this euphoric road trip perfectly captures the self-destruction of touring musicians in the 1970s. Music isn't about cocaine and long hair, free love and road trips... it's about a feeling. EDIT
Posted Sep 15, 2020
3/5 The High Note (2020) Amelia Harvey The High Note is a pleasant and unsurprising stroll through the music industry. It allows you to peer through a window into this world without allowing you to get to know anyone inside. EDIT
Posted Aug 26, 2020
4/5 The King of Staten Island (2020) Amelia Harvey The King of Staten Island drifts along much like its the characters. It's a subtle low-energy take on a coming-of-age comedy, perhaps lacking the highs and lows expected of an Apatow project, but there's an unexpected tenderness here. EDIT
Posted Jun 20, 2020
4/5 You Don't Nomi (2019) Amelia Harvey Jeffrey McHale's debut documentary examines how Verhoeven managed to make a film as professionally damaging as Showgirls, examining the misogyny and vulgarity behind his creative choices and why it's now become a cult favourite. EDIT
Posted Jun 4, 2020
4/5 Vivarium (2020) Amelia Harvey An intelligent script, stylish direction, and well-pitched performances should turn Vivarium into a cult classic. Like some of the best The Twilight Zone stories, Vivarium should leave you unsettled and a little anxious. EDIT
Posted Mar 28, 2020
3.5/5 Misbehaviour (2020) Amelia Harvey For a film with such a strong message, it's a bit too... pleasant. Protest and identity politics have their corners softened to broaden the film's appeal. EDIT
Posted Mar 14, 2020
3/5 Judy (2019) Amelia Harvey Despite the production's shortcomings, it's an uncomfortable watch and tragic because this isn't just Judy Garland's story but an example of Hollywood repeating itself. EDIT
Posted Feb 1, 2020
4/5 The Farewell (2019) Amelia Harvey Until the closing shot, this is a celebration of Asian actors, traditions, and relationships, never tainted with the need to please multiplex audiences of the west. EDIT
Posted Jan 14, 2020
3/5 The Party's Just Beginning (2018) Amelia Harvey With strong performances and acknowledgement that hedonistic lifestyles aren't healthy, the movie's an accurate portrayal of depression and millennial loneliness. EDIT
Posted Dec 10, 2019
4/5 Driven (2018) Amelia Harvey Driven skirts over the facts in order to offer audiences a light-hearted dramedy reminiscent of American Hustle (2013). EDIT
Posted Dec 1, 2019
1/5 Prey (2019) Amelia Harvey Prey might've been forgivable if it dived headfirst into its sense of ridiculousness, but it's ultimately too boring to even be so-bad-it's-good. EDIT
Posted Nov 8, 2019
3/5 American Woman (2018) Amelia Harvey If anything, American Woman shoehorns in too many accomplishments, heartache, and betrayals over its runtime. It delves a little too far into soap opera with its portrayal of the sprawling, sometimes extreme life of a woman... EDIT
Posted Oct 30, 2019
2/5 Ladyworld (2018) Amelia Harvey It's immediately clear the film's intention is to disorientate and disturb audiences, so it's a shame it does nothing more than irritate. Never has a so-called thriller been less thrilling and more forgettable EDIT
Posted Oct 16, 2019
4/5 The Day Shall Come (2019) Amelia Harvey The truth laid out by the film's sobering finale is simple to understand and will leave audiences walking out of the cinema breathless. Not since BlacKkKlansman has a finale with so many laugh-out-loud moments also felt like such a slap in the face EDIT
Posted Oct 11, 2019
4/5 Thunder Road (2018) Amelia Harvey Thunder Road is a raw nerve of a film; empathetic and tender towards people who shouldn't be likeable. EDIT
Posted Sep 21, 2019
2/5 The Kitchen (2019) Amelia Harvey The Kitchen dips between gruesome gangster flick and a cartoony comic-book action, unsure whether to offer violence for entertainment purposes or as a sombre portrayal of gang warfare. EDIT
Posted Sep 16, 2019
3/5 Pond Life (2017) Amelia Harvey Pond Life is close to being a cute, nostalgic British film but it feels too low key to be charming and touching. EDIT
Posted Aug 21, 2019
4/5 Fences (2016) Amelia Harvey This isn't a showy film with a lot of excitement but this is a masterclass in acting from one of the stage's fiercest writers. EDIT
Posted Jul 24, 2019
4/5 Jackie (2016) Amelia Harvey I challenge anyone who sees this movie not be moved by the scene where Jackie watches Lyndon B. Johnson be sworn into office aboard Air Force One, with fragments of her husband's skull still adorning her clothing. EDIT
Posted Jul 24, 2019
2/5 Rough Night (2017) Amelia Harvey Ultimately, the film's humour is predictable and the premise is well-trodden turf that's been done better elsewhere, and what laugh-out-loud moments that do exist are few and far between... EDIT
Posted Jul 24, 2019
3/5 Lady Bird (2017) Amelia Harvey Forget the insane hype and you may have a better experience with it. Gerwig's script is gentle and accessible, but also lacks the surprises of a Lena Dunham (Girls) screenplay, the sass of what Diablo Cody (Juno) might have brought to things... EDIT
Posted Jul 24, 2019
4/5 I, Tonya (2017) Amelia Harvey I, Tonya isn't about whether Harding was involved in Kerrigan's attack, but a portrait of America at the dawn of the 24-hour news cycle and the rise of becoming famous through notoriety. EDIT
Posted Jul 24, 2019
3/5 Professor Marston & the Wonder Women (2017) Amelia Harvey The arc of Marston's career is so fascinating that it seems a waste to boil the details down into such an ordinary biopic, merely ticking off his achievements EDIT
Posted Jul 24, 2019
3.5 Disobedience (2017) Amelia Harvey Disobedience works much better when the director lets McAdams and Weisz play their feelings out through soft glances and subtle touches. The plot gives itself away too soon, however, leaving the third act feeling empty and unfulfilling. EDIT
Posted Jul 24, 2019
4/5 Love, Simon (2018) Amelia Harvey What really makes this film a feat of queer cinema is how ordinary it is. It's a love story between two men, but without tragedy and angst, seeming quite radical for how sweet it is. EDIT
Posted Jul 24, 2019
3.5/5 The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society (2018) Amelia Harvey Many will discredit the movie, but there is something oddly charming about it. It's twee and idealistic, believing there's good in everything and everyone, and today we all need a bit of daydreaming. EDIT
Posted Jul 24, 2019
3.5/5 Bohemian Rhapsody (2018) Amelia Harvey Queen's subsequent rise to global fame is told through vignettes that are jolting and badly edited together, often arriving without context or connection EDIT
Posted Jul 24, 2019
4.5/5 Widows (2018) Amelia Harvey The plotting is also clunky at times and not much of the action is plausible, but with these astonishing performances, the flaws almost don't matter. EDIT
Posted Jul 24, 2019
4/5 The Favourite (2018) Amelia Harvey Despite being a costume drama it feels more modern than its corset-wearing peers. If you're not a fan of usual uptight period films, don't let the historical setting put you off. EDIT
Posted Jul 24, 2019
2/5 Beautiful Boy (2010) Amelia Harvey There are moments that are touching, but Beautiful Boy fails to dig deep into emotional depths. It skates the surface and refuses to evolve further than showing us how Nic's a smart kid on a bad path, David's a good dad trying his best... EDIT
Posted Jul 24, 2019
4/5 Vice (2018) Amelia Harvey As fun as Vice is to watch, it feels less like a rounded biopic and more like a feature-length Saturday Night Live sketch - albeit a very good one. EDIT
Posted Jul 24, 2019
3/5 Green Book (2018) Amelia Harvey . If one doesn't think too much about it, it's easy to enjoy Green Book on a surface level because it's well-intentioned Oscar-bait with touching performances... EDIT
Posted Jul 24, 2019
4/5 Can You Ever Forgive Me? (2018) Amelia Harvey On paper, it's a pretty uninteresting heist movie better suited to the Coen Brothers but, in reality, this is a heart wrenching and relatable portrait of loneliness EDIT
Posted Jul 24, 2019
3/5 If Beale Street Could Talk (2018) Amelia Harvey Both Jenkins and author Baldwin don't pull any punches when it comes to the atrocities of the US legal system, but overall If Beale Street Could Talk is a twee and pretty portal of love in 1970's Brooklyn... EDIT
Posted Jul 24, 2019
1/5 Under the Silver Lake (2018) Amelia Harvey If Under the Silver Lake aimed to leave audiences baffled, it succeeds. It's an uneven tale of dream-like ideas, barely pinned to something one might generously call a plot EDIT
Posted Jul 24, 2019
3/5 Dumbo (2019) Amelia Harvey This live-action adaptation is, ultimately, just a pleasant and safe filmgoing experience. It's not unenjoyable but it lacks the emotional hook of the cartoon. EDIT
Posted Jul 24, 2019
3.5/5 Wild Rose (2018) Amelia Harvey Wild Rose isn't a dazzlingly original movie, but it lands a strong emotional impact. It has a big heart and an unashamed optimism about hopes and dreams. EDIT
Posted Jul 24, 2019
3/5 Vox Lux (2018) Amelia Harvey The movie asks good questions but fails to answer them in an interesting way. What makes an ordinary person seek out superstardom and why is the public so obsessed with taking it away from them? EDIT
Posted Jul 24, 2019
4.5/5 Rocketman (2019) Amelia Harvey We've all seen the biopic about the sad but talented little boy who finds fame and fortune before descending into a dark world of drink and drugs but you've never seen a film that blends fantasy, musical, and biopic so seamlessly... EDIT
Posted Jul 24, 2019
4/5 Booksmart (2019) Amelia Harvey Booksmart doesn't want to make fun out of the nerds, and it has no interest in lecturing young audiences about sex, school, and prioritising one's education. It tells you it's okay to make mistakes. EDIT
Posted Jul 24, 2019
4/5 Support the Girls (2018) Amelia Harvey Despite the comedic tone, the issues in this film are serious and it tackles problems that feel relevant to the modern working woman. EDIT
Posted Jul 24, 2019