RTHK Radio 3

RTHK Radio 3 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 Marsh
Rating Title/Year Author
Birds of Prey (and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn) (2020) James Marsh I came in hoping this would be a triumphant all-girl, kick-ass, riotous action movie. In the end I found it to be unfocused, derivative, loud, obnoxious, and actually kinda boring. EDIT
Posted Feb 6, 2020
A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood (2019) James Marsh I thought it worked fantastically well ... [Rogers] has such a genuine curiosity and compassion for other people ... I came out of the film wanting to be a better person. EDIT
Posted Feb 6, 2020
Uncut Gems (2019) James Marsh The Safdie Brothers manage a constant cranking, winding up of tension, as this escalating situation gets from bad to worse, as Sandler's character makes bad decision after bad decision. EDIT
Posted Feb 5, 2020
The Farewell (2019) James Marsh A fascinating film, very well observed ... highlighting all those contradictions, as we might see them, that I do find myself on occasion disagreeing with, but having no leg to stand on. EDIT
Posted Feb 5, 2020
Spies in Disguise (2019) James Marsh It's not nearly as fun or as entertaining as it should be ... It's serviceable, it's perfectly fine, and passes the time, but these days, your animation game needs to be better. EDIT
Posted Feb 5, 2020
Dolittle (2020) James Marsh Dr. Dolittle has to pull a set of bagpipes out of a dragon's bum. Now I know it's a kids' movie, and some kids might think that's funny, and in the right context that could be funny, but it's not. EDIT
Posted Feb 5, 2020
Enter the Fat Dragon (2020) James Marsh I didn't really get the point of it ... Donnie Yen in a fat suit ... is still as agile, fast, and as good at martial arts as he ever was. EDIT
Posted Feb 5, 2020
Hustlers (2019) James Marsh A cross between The Big Short and Showgirls ... a film made by women with great respect ... although some sequences are seductive and sexy, it's never leery ... it's a film about strong women at a time when we need more. EDIT
Posted Jan 17, 2020
Bad Boys for Life (2020) James Marsh People don't really want to support maverick police work these days ... but the comedy dynamic is still there, and Adil & Bilall do a fair job of emulating Bay's style of high-octane, flashy action. EDIT
Posted Jan 17, 2020
Judy (2019) James Marsh Renée Zellweger does an absolutely incredible job, not only of performing these iconic musical numbers, but of portraying a woman teetering on the brink of complete physical, mental, psychological collapse. EDIT
Posted Jan 16, 2020
Marriage Story (2019) James Marsh The most entertaining characters are the two lawyers ... they're both just awful and they're in it for themselves ... I would happily watch an entire film or series just about [them] going at each other. EDIT
Posted Jan 15, 2020
Portrait of a Lady on Fire (2019) James Marsh It's about women finding a voice, finding the agency ... to sketch out a life and an identity for themselves ... it's beautiful to look at, and beautiful to listen to ... I kinda loved it. EDIT
Posted Jan 15, 2020
Jumanji: The Next Level (2019) James Marsh Only in the second half, when it finds its feet and gets back into the groove of what did work in the first film, does it allow itself, and therefore us, to have a good time. EDIT
Posted Jan 15, 2020
Bombshell (2019) James Marsh It's rather broadly handled, but I thought it was rather well handled, and the performances are all great. EDIT
Posted Jan 14, 2020
Ip Man 4: The Finale (2019) James Marsh This is [Yen's] real flagship franchise, and I think he's done a fantastic job with it ... it's good for the fights but there's a little bit too much superfluous plot going on. EDIT
Posted Jan 14, 2020
Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker (2019) James Marsh The first half of it just feels unnecessary, with lots of wheel-spinning, and then the second half is just a lot of pandering to people who should have been ignored. EDIT
Posted Jan 14, 2020
Richard Jewell (2019) James Marsh It's a skilfully made film, there are good, strong performances ... but there is a niggling doubt over exactly what some of Clint Eastwood's motivations for making the film are. EDIT
Posted Jan 14, 2020
Little Women (2019) James Marsh It's beautifully realised, and the production design is great, and the costumes are great, and the sense of time and place is great ... everything up there on screen is done incredibly well. EDIT
Posted Jan 14, 2020
1917 (2019) James Marsh The sheer practicality of executing this movie is quite phenomenal ... it is a technical tour-de-force. EDIT
Posted Jan 14, 2020