WeLoveCinema is not a Tomatometer-approved publication. Reviews from this publication only count toward the Tomatometer® when written by the following Tomatometer-approved critic(s): Ella Kemp, Emily Maskell, Manuela Lazic
Rating Title/Year Author
3/5 BLACKPINK: Light Up the Sky (2020) Ella Kemp It sounds good, they have fun, but so do lots of things that have nowhere near 30 million followers. EDIT
Posted Oct 19, 2020
Wildfire (2020) Emily Maskell Nika McGuigan and Nora-Jane Noone are siblings facing up to their mother's dark past in Cathy Brady's captivating feature debut EDIT
Posted Oct 14, 2020
5/5 Shirley (2020) Ella Kemp This is psychosexual cinema that also serves as an education, a biopic written in blood. EDIT
Posted Oct 9, 2020
5/5 Kajillionaire (2020) Ella Kemp This is the rare talent of Miranda July: she whisks you up in a sweet world, and drops you from 10,000 feet before you have time to process how it's shattered you into a million pieces. EDIT
Posted Oct 6, 2020
4/5 Time (2020) Ella Kemp It's an enormous achievement to crystallise two decades of both fighting and loving in 81 minutes, as Bradley never takes Rich's voice away to patronise or preach to the viewer about what we should care about. EDIT
Posted Sep 28, 2020
4/5 Shadow in the Cloud (2020) Ella Kemp It's genre cinema at its finest, a thrilling step forward for the women who have spent their lives whooping and dreaming behind the scenes, never quite in charge of who these heroes are, or how they fight. EDIT
Posted Sep 23, 2020
3/5 Tesla (2020) Ella Kemp Tesla feels like a biopic about the inventor's inventions, rather than the decisions and events that led the man towards becoming an inventor. EDIT
Posted Sep 21, 2020
2/5 Summer of 85 (2020) Ella Kemp This wistful love story feels more dated than nostalgic, offering a time capsule of an out-of-touch relationship imagined by a person still stuck in the past. EDIT
Posted Sep 18, 2020
4/5 Shiva Baby (2020) Ella Kemp The premise of Shiva Baby might feel like a riff on "a guy walks into a bar" joke, but the delivery is whip-smart - one of the most infectiously enjoyable coming-of-agers in years. EDIT
Posted Sep 18, 2020
4/5 Cuties (2020) Ella Kemp A hungry, ambitious, often devastating portrait of a youth that has been wrestling with this confusion - this severe whiplash between legacy and desire - forever. EDIT
Posted Sep 16, 2020
4/5 Pieces of a Woman (2020) Ella Kemp It's devastating, yet Kirby feels it all with impossible grace. EDIT
Posted Sep 16, 2020
4/5 () Ella Kemp It's a devastating game of spot-the-difference in motion, a blink-and-you'll-miss-it magic trick that dances around your nervous system for two hours and 14 minutes. EDIT
Posted Sep 3, 2020
3/5 Summerland (2020) Ella Kemp It hits all the right notes on paper, but might have felt more evocative merely left on the page as a novel. EDIT
Posted Jul 28, 2020
3/5 Spaceship Earth (2020) Ella Kemp Spaceship Earth accepts failures, both intimate and corporate, and rather than answering all the questions, it marvels at just how far humankind has come - even if there is always a long way to go. EDIT
Posted Jul 27, 2020
4/5 Saint Frances (2019) Ella Kemp Saint Frances isn't merely a sugary little comedy about a charming pairing. It has that kind of likability, but there's also immense frustration and sadness here too. EDIT
Posted Jul 27, 2020
3/5 Athlete A (2020) Ella Kemp To give such detail to the stories themselves is what really matters, compensating for the years of silence from those in power at USA Gymnastics. EDIT
Posted Jun 25, 2020
3/5 The Girl With a Bracelet (2019) Ella Kemp Because the film is more preoccupied by the process, by Lise's accounts, the truthful nature of the case which is still incomplete, there is no jaw-dropping twist. EDIT
Posted Jun 25, 2020
4/5 Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga (2020) Ella Kemp The execution is as kitsch as the description, but paced with such boisterous energy and unapologetic farce that it feels impossible to do anything but just cheer along. EDIT
Posted Jun 25, 2020
4/5 Disclosure (2020) Ella Kemp It's about visibility as much as legacy, about acceptance and trauma and the future - why action beyond the screen is absolutely vital. For anyone, anywhere: it's essential viewing. EDIT
Posted Jun 19, 2020
3/5 Days of the Bagnold Summer (2019) Ella Kemp The breezy pace comes from the fact that neither Daniel nor Sue are made into caricatures. They fulfil certain stereotypes on paper and also visually, but their personalities are accommodating. EDIT
Posted Jun 9, 2020
4/5 The King of Staten Island (2020) Ella Kemp Apatow and Davidson never try to idolise Scott (and thus Davidson), but in smart direction and wry scripting, the different shades of Scott's nature earn empathy. EDIT
Posted Jun 9, 2020
4/5 Moffie (2019) Manuela Lazic Moffie achieves, paradoxically and effectively, a unique kind of universality. EDIT
Posted Apr 30, 2020
4/5 Who You Think I Am (2019) Ella Kemp A sensitive portrait of a woman navigating the minefields of her romantic landscape, juggling fears of a ticking clock and the simple yearning to feel tethered to another. EDIT
Posted Apr 9, 2020
3/5 Disneynature: Elephant (2020) Ella Kemp You can hear Markle smiling through her script, and you could imagine this being spun as a bedtime story without needing to make a single adjustment. EDIT
Posted Apr 6, 2020
3/5 Lady and the Tramp (2019) Ella Kemp The film trots along at its own speed, full of low-stakes skits and romantic early 20th century nostalgia. EDIT
Posted Mar 28, 2020
4/5 System Crasher (Systemsprenger) (2019) Ella Kemp As a truthful portrait of a young person at once vulnerable and still so brilliant, System Crasher thrives, and earns a deep sense of urgency. EDIT
Posted Mar 28, 2020
3/5 Vivarium (2020) Ella Kemp By the end of the story, there is still the sense, 98 minutes later, that this has all made for an interesting 10 minutes of exposition, waiting for something greater. EDIT
Posted Mar 28, 2020
5/5 The Holy Mountain (1973) Manuela Lazic What The Holy Mountain depicts, rather than a narrative, is a series of tests and learning experiences that the fool will go through in order to attain enlightenment. EDIT
Posted Mar 19, 2020
4/5 Richard Jewell (2019) Manuela Lazic With Richard Jewell, Eastwood has perfected his cinematic approach to real stories to become one of the most humanistic, bold, and morally invigorating American filmmakers today. EDIT
Posted Mar 13, 2020
2/5 EMMA. (2020) Manuela Lazic The overall tone is one of contrived frolicking. EDIT
Posted Mar 13, 2020
4/5 The Invisible Man (2020) Manuela Lazic Staying slightly longer on a shot of a door left ajar doesn't reveal a hidden clown, Halloween-style, but instead makes evident how menacing the everyday can become for a person who has been traumatised. EDIT
Posted Mar 13, 2020
La dolce vita (1960) Manuela Lazic To call the film's title ironic would be simplistic; Fellini gives his audience the room to decide for themselves whether life must be a battle or a surrender (or something in between) in order to be dolce. EDIT
Posted Mar 13, 2020