The Afternoon Show

The Afternoon Show is not a Tomatometer-approved publication. Reviews from this publication only count toward the Tomatometer when written by the following Tomatometer-approved critic(s): Jamie Dunn, Rebecca Harrison
Rating Title/Year Author
Little Women (2019) Rebecca Harrison A warm-hearted adaptation that sees the talented Gerwig directing with a keen eye for the parallels between women's lives in the 19th and 21st centuries. With stand-out performances from a wonderful cast, this is a charming and fresh take on Little Women. EDIT
Posted Dec 19, 2019
The Two Popes (2019) Rebecca Harrison A surprisingly humorous film that reflects on power and how people use and abuse it, The Two Popes delivers stand-out performances from Hopkins and Pryce while never quite succeeding in shedding the feeling of an over-long stage play. EDIT
Posted Dec 19, 2019
Ordinary Love (2019) Rebecca Harrison A bleak but beautifully shot love story about surviving cancer and the harsh, day-to-day realities of sustaining romantic relationships with two excellent lead performances. EDIT
Posted Dec 19, 2019
Honey Boy (2019) Rebecca Harrison Alma Har'el's exquisite direction creates dreamy transitions between Otis's past and present in a meditation on cinema's power both to trigger and to heal. EDIT
Posted Dec 19, 2019
Motherless Brooklyn (2019) Rebecca Harrison A ponderous neo-noir that comes to life with rhythmic style thanks to some excellent performances and the discordant score EDIT
Posted Dec 19, 2019
Monos (2019) Rebecca Harrison Beautiful, intense, and surreal, Monos is a startling ensemble film about child soldiers that attacks the senses with its brutal imagery and eerie, scratching score. EDIT
Posted Oct 27, 2019
Terminator: Dark Fate (2019) Rebecca Harrison A surprisingly progressive return to form for the Terminator franchise. Dark Fate goes back to its 90s roots and allows its female leads to shine in preposterous but comically camp action sequences. EDIT
Posted Oct 27, 2019
Black and Blue (2019) Rebecca Harrison Despite Naomie Harris's best efforts, Black and Blue turns the harsh realities of racism and white supremacy into a spectacle that feels way off-target. EDIT
Posted Oct 27, 2019
Animals (2019) Rebecca Harrison A gorgeous, sometimes bitterly on the nose evocation of the choices women face when they want to grow up but can't stop having fun, Animals is a bold film in love with its two firebrand female leads. EDIT
Posted Oct 2, 2019
Photograph (2019) Rebecca Harrison A languorous love letter to Mumbai that plays with the cinematic conventions of romance. EDIT
Posted Oct 2, 2019
The Hummingbird Project (2018) Rebecca Harrison In a film so dull it would make the flap of a hummingbird's wing feel liked it lasted for eternity, a stellar cast is squandered on shallow characters and a what-were-they-thinking script. EDIT
Posted Oct 2, 2019
Sometimes Always Never (2018) Rebecca Harrison A little too try-hard Wes-Anderson-whimsical in its visual style, Sometimes, Always, Never succeeds as a sweet and emotionally resonant tale about grief, loss, and remembering those who are still there. EDIT
Posted Oct 2, 2019
Diego Maradona (2019) Rebecca Harrison An overtly (and sometimes over) sympathetic documentary that is ambitious in its attempt to humanise the man behind the myths. EDIT
Posted Oct 2, 2019
Stuber (2019) Rebecca Harrison An unfunny comedy of epic proportions... I watched this film so you didn't have to. EDIT
Posted Oct 2, 2019
Only You (2018) Rebecca Harrison A well-observed and intimate film that, despite its painfully straight-white storytelling, invites us to share an emotional experience with its relatable characters. EDIT
Posted Oct 2, 2019
The Dead Don't Die (2019) Rebecca Harrison A millennial-friendly ironic mashup of deadpan comedy and zombie horror that offers a commentary on the climate emergency - and no matter what, it's going to end badly. EDIT
Posted Oct 2, 2019