Ready Steady Cut

Ready Steady Cut is not a Tomatometer-approved publication. Reviews from this publication only count toward the Tomatometer® when written by the following Tomatometer-approved critic(s): Alix Turner, Audrey Fox, Daniel Hart, Jonathon Wilson
Rating Title/Year Author
2.5/5 Resort to Love (2021) Daniel Hart This is the typical rom-com we've all come to expect, and it is wildly predictable. EDIT
Posted Jul 29, 2021
2.5/5 Bartkowiak (2021) Jonathon Wilson Bartkowiak might not be original, but it isn't aggressively silly or stupid, either, which means it occupies a middle ground as a semi-serious actioner that'll please established genre fans without courting any new ones. EDIT
Posted Jul 28, 2021
4/5 Words Bubble Up Like Soda Pop (2020) Daniel Hart Words Bubble Up Like Soda Pop is a delectable vibe. EDIT
Posted Jul 22, 2021
3.5/5 Batman: The Long Halloween, Part One (2021) Jonathon Wilson The film might not be perfect, but at least it feels like it understands its own appeal. EDIT
Posted Jun 22, 2021
3.5/5 F9 The Fast Saga (2021) Jonathon Wilson There's a surprising amount of emotional heft in the outcome that isn't exactly earned but benefits from the specific kind of alchemy that this franchise has always excelled in, the transmuting of contrivance and bro-God proselytizing into narrative gold. EDIT
Posted Jun 22, 2021
3/5 Silver Skates (2020) Jonathon Wilson It's always obvious where Silver Skates is going, but it gets there with enough style and energy that it's difficult to dislike, even if its icy surface is difficult to grip onto emotionally. EDIT
Posted Jun 16, 2021
3/5 Edge of the World (2021) Jonathon Wilson Some of the dialogue - the narration in particular - is so leaden with ridiculously overdramatized claptrap that it plays almost like a farce, despite the history speaking for itself. EDIT
Posted Jun 4, 2021
2.5/5 Death in Texas (2020) Jonathon Wilson You can't hate a movie this earnest. But you can make fun of it a little bit. If you're in the mood to do just that, it's worth a look. EDIT
Posted Jun 4, 2021
3/5 Flashback (2020) Jonathon Wilson A surreal patchwork of intermingling realities, it's one of those too-clever-by-half puzzle box narratives that uses a lot of style to obscure too little substance. EDIT
Posted Jun 4, 2021
3.5/5 Dancing Queens (2021) Daniel Hart The dance genre keeps on exhausting itself, but Dancing Queens deserves its respect. EDIT
Posted Jun 3, 2021
4/5 A Quiet Place Part II (2021) Jonathon Wilson This is a precision-tooled exercise in suspense, as lean and taut at 97 minutes as the sinewy limbs of its monster menagerie, and it marks a welcome return of the big-screen blockbuster. EDIT
Posted Jun 1, 2021
3/5 Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon Eternal The Movie (2021) Daniel Hart Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon Eternal The Movie part 1 is a worthwhile investment for fans and newcomers alike. EDIT
Posted May 31, 2021
2.5/5 The Strange House (2020) Daniel Hart It's a murder mystery by design, but unfortunately, it basks itself in other tropes and themes but never truly lands on the messages. EDIT
Posted May 14, 2021
3/5 Ferry (2021) Daniel Hart While it doesn't give a jaw-dropping answer to how Ferry came to be, it does act as a healthy prequel. EDIT
Posted May 14, 2021
3/5 I Am All Girls (2021) Daniel Hart This film is a satisfactory experience, and despite straying towards generic thriller tropes, it has its important messages. EDIT
Posted May 14, 2021
1.5/5 The Deep Ones (2020) Alix Turner Awful film that likes to think it's a modern, glamorous Lovecraft adaptation, but just looks cheap and sleazy. EDIT
Posted May 5, 2021
2.5/5 Women of Mafia 2 (2019) Alix Turner Partly a continuation, partly an expansion of the earlier film, but I would have been happier with just the first. EDIT
Posted May 5, 2021
1/5 Searching For Sheela (2021) Jonathon Wilson Empty and fawning, Searching for Sheela offers as much insight into Ma Anand Sheela as might be gleaned by staring at a wall for its entire runtime. EDIT
Posted May 3, 2021
4/5 The Disciple (2020) Daniel Hart The Disciple is a true examination of a vocalist's internal struggle. EDIT
Posted Apr 30, 2021
2/5 Things Heard & Seen (2021) Daniel Hart When Things Heard & Seen attempts to entangle marital issues with a paranormal influence, it becomes muddled in its own themes. EDIT
Posted Apr 29, 2021
3/5 Mortal Kombat (2021) Jonathon Wilson What fans really want are elaborately choreographed showdowns and gruesome fatalities, and when it comes to that stuff, this film is pretty damn great. EDIT
Posted Apr 23, 2021
4/5 Ajeeb Daastaans (2021) Daniel Hart Ajeeb Daastaans understands the core of a toxic relationship - it understands entitlement, jealousy and the emptiness a relationship can bring. EDIT
Posted Apr 16, 2021
4/5 The Year Earth Changed (2021) Jonathon Wilson As ever, there's a lesson in The Year Earth Changed. Now that we can see how clearly humanity's influence devastates the natural world, how can we justify going back to the way things were? EDIT
Posted Apr 16, 2021
4/5 Arlo the Alligator Boy (2021) Daniel Hart It's not always about what you don't have, but what you do have, and the film does marvellously well to provide that philosophy. EDIT
Posted Apr 16, 2021
3/5 Into the Beat (2019) Daniel Hart Into the Beat relies on the formulaic and predictable elements to keep the story moving, but at the same time, there's no denying that the plot is heartwarming. EDIT
Posted Apr 16, 2021
3.5/5 Ride or Die (2021) Jonathon Wilson For the most part, I admired the film's cavalier attitude and complete refusal to follow any kind of familiar storytelling rubric; it's also gorgeously shot and well performed. But I'd understand why a person hated it. EDIT
Posted Apr 15, 2021
4/5 The Soul (2021) Daniel Hart The Soul is so immersed in its own tragic tale that for the viewer, it does not feel like a two-hour experience. EDIT
Posted Apr 14, 2021
3.5/5 Why Did You Kill Me? (2021) Jonathon Wilson At just 80 minutes, Why Did You Kill Me? is pacey, but its perspective doesn't suffer as a result. EDIT
Posted Apr 14, 2021
3.5/5 Love and Monsters (2020) Jonathon Wilson It takes its own world and characters seriously but is willing to have a laugh at the expense of both, and it does a fine job of rooting in the drama in the exploits of an unlikely hero who could have quite easily been an irritant. EDIT
Posted Apr 14, 2021
1/5 Ginny Weds Sunny (2020) Jonathon Wilson Bafflingly, blisteringly bad, Ginny Weds Sunny is an impressively incompetent disaster in every respect. EDIT
Posted Apr 12, 2021
3.5/5 Jakob's Wife (2021) Alix Turner New horror based on old ideas and timeless drama. Much of it brilliant, though a change of tone partway through may lessen the impact. EDIT
Posted Apr 12, 2021
3.5/5 New Gods: Nezha Reborn (2021) Daniel Hart With plenty at stake in the story, the Netflix film will keep viewers on tenterhooks as it travels further into an expansive hole of mythology. EDIT
Posted Apr 12, 2021
1.5/5 Thunder Force (2021) Jonathon Wilson I like Melissa McCarthy, by the way, I just don't think she should work with her husband, which is a reasonable thing to ask. EDIT
Posted Apr 9, 2021
4/5 Night in Paradise (2020) Jonathon Wilson thus begins an understated getting-to-know-you period that sometimes plays like a road trip, sometimes like a romance, and sometimes like the idle imaginings of a serial killer. EDIT
Posted Apr 9, 2021
2.5/5 Just Say Yes (2021) Jonathon Wilson But, having said that, it's inoffensive enough thanks to a breezy pace, easy-on-the-eye performers, and a welcome self-awareness. It isn't trying to be anything more than it is, and that's just fine. EDIT
Posted Apr 3, 2021
3.5/5 Black Lake (2020) Alix Turner Striking and emotional art film from auteur K/XI about an artist haunted by a murdered young woman, and about the justice painfully absent in the stories of too many Asian women. EDIT
Posted Apr 3, 2021
4.5/5 Threshold (2020) Alix Turner A film of gradual creeping dread during a bright, sunny bonding session between troubled siblings. Beautifully observed and filmed with minimal budget and crew. EDIT
Posted Apr 3, 2021
2/5 Madame Claude (2021) Jonathon Wilson The problem with Madame Claude is that it's absolutely interminable as a work of entertainment, stretching scenes of sex and snarky conversation across almost two hours with very little concern for a dramatic through-line. EDIT
Posted Apr 3, 2021
2/5 Sky High (2020) Jonathon Wilson Some okay performances and individual scenes help to earn Sky High some goodwill, but it's very difficult to recommend beyond that. EDIT
Posted Apr 2, 2021
3.5/5 Concrete Cowboy (2020) Jonathon Wilson But it's a promising first feature full of sturdy performances and interesting elements that still manages to be quite striking in its visuals and ideas. EDIT
Posted Apr 2, 2021
4/5 Tersanjung: The Movie (2021) Jonathon Wilson Tersanjung: The Movie will likely fly under the radar on Netflix, which would be a shame - this touching Indonesian romance is one of the better films of the year so far. EDIT
Posted Apr 1, 2021
2/5 A Week Away (2021) Daniel Hart In some films, the story is not great, but the music is good - A Week Away does not inspire either. EDIT
Posted Mar 26, 2021
3.5/5 Bad Trip (2021) Daniel Hart Bad Trip will not be memorable a film this year, but it will certainly amuse you in its full runtime. EDIT
Posted Mar 26, 2021
3.5/5 Secret Magic Control Agency (2021) Jonathon Wilson Kids will be understandably enraptured by the visuals, and there are enough pleasant tweaks to the age-old story that it's satisfying to see how they all come together... EDIT
Posted Mar 25, 2021
3/5 Caught by a Wave (2021) Jonathon Wilson Over 90-ish minutes, Sara (Elvira Camarrone) and Lorenzo (Roberto Christian) were able to convince me that they were likable sorts, but not, unfortunately, that they were as deeply in love as they kept claiming. EDIT
Posted Mar 25, 2021
3.5/5 Seaspiracy (2021) Jonathon Wilson Seaspiracy has an obvious one-sided rhetorical style that works to undermine it, but the facts, figures, and evidence uncovered about various oceanic conspiracies are difficult to argue with - even if the eventual solutions feel lacking. EDIT
Posted Mar 24, 2021
3.5/5 Nate Bargatze: The Greatest Average American (2021) Daniel Hart Nate Bargatze: The Greatest Average American is a strong stand-up and highlights the adaptability of the comedy industry in tough times. EDIT
Posted Mar 23, 2021
2.5/5 The Banishing (2020) Alix Turner Chris Smith knows how to make exciting horror films, but The Banishing is dreary and too full of slight plot strands for me to recommend it. EDIT
Posted Mar 17, 2021
4/5 Death Ranch (2020) Alix Turner Blood, Tennessee sunshine, and white-robed cannibals: Death Ranch is an exploitation homage, beautifully made, and exciting to watch. EDIT
Posted Mar 17, 2021
3/5 A Werewolf in England (2020) Alix Turner Genre-lover Charlie Steeds branches out into period comedy with aplomb and a poop. A fun, unpretentious romp through lycanthrope tropes with a sound plot and strong characters. EDIT
Posted Mar 17, 2021