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
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 () 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