Cinemazine

Cinemazine is not a Tomatometer-approved publication. Reviews from this publication only count toward the Tomatometer when written by the following Tomatometer-approved critic(s): Alistair Ryder
Rating Title/Year Author
2.5/5 Logan Lucky (2017) Alistair Ryder Logan Lucky is momentarily entertaining, but it is very quickly forgettable; a minor work from one of American cinema's most restless mainstream filmmakers that has such little impact, he might as well have remained in retirement. EDIT
Posted Oct 4, 2018
3/5 The King's Choice (2016) Alistair Ryder The King's Choice is an important piece of World War II history translated into an effective drama - albeit one that doesn't accurately portray the tension of the situation to the extent it deserves. EDIT
Posted Oct 4, 2018
4/5 All the Money in the World (2017) Alistair Ryder This is one of the best films Ridley Scott has put his name to in recent memory - it operates equally well as a prestige-tinged genre effort and as a nail-biting popcorn movie. EDIT
Posted Oct 4, 2018
2.5/5 Mugen no jûnin (2017) Alistair Ryder It's quite ironic that a film about immortality will prove to have very little longevity in the minds of cinema goers. EDIT
Posted Oct 4, 2018
4.5/5 Coco (2017) Alistair Ryder This is a beautiful film, filled with visual wonder and warm humour, not to mention packing one of the year's hardest emotional punches. If you aren't left feeling completely moved by it, I'd suggest urgently checking your pulse. EDIT
Posted Oct 4, 2018
2/5 Downsizing (2017) Alistair Ryder This is an oddly cruel film, with a wide visual imagination frequently undercut by the narrow minded characterisations and a highly unfocused narrative that can't work out whether it's acting as political commentary, or a half baked adventure movie. EDIT
Posted Oct 4, 2018
2.5/5 Darkest Hour (2017) Alistair Ryder It's worthy of an award for "most acting", but as for giving the year's best performance, that accolade should be reserved for a performer who disappeared in to their character, instead of merely disappearing into the excessive make-up design. EDIT
Posted Oct 4, 2018
3.5/5 Molly's Game (2017) Alistair Ryder The first half of Molly's Game features some of Sorkin's best ever screenwriting - and in Chastain, an actress who can digest his dense dialogue as easy as somebody reading the phonebook. EDIT
Posted Oct 4, 2018
4/5 Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (2017) Alistair Ryder McDonagh doesn't make easily consumable films, but this is definitely his hardest sell to date; if you can stomach it, you're in for a dark, uncomfortable treat that you'll still be debating long after awards season has wrapped. EDIT
Posted Oct 4, 2018
3.5/5 Visages, villages (2017) Alistair Ryder If the idea of a meta-commentary on the very nature of crafting works of art sounds pretentious, then that couldn't be further from the truth. EDIT
Posted Oct 4, 2018
4/5 The Square (2017) Alistair Ryder Östlund has made an incredibly singular comedy, that couldn't be mistaken for the work of another director working today - and even when certain sequences don't hit their mark, they possess a joyous satirical invention that makes them hard to resist. EDIT
Posted Oct 4, 2018
2.5/5 Wonder (2017) Alistair Ryder Wonder is nothing like the emotionally manipulative train wreck I was expecting, but for all the charm the film possesses, it can't help but feel formulaic - a tearjerker it's impossible to cry at due to how well worn the cliches it presents are. EDIT
Posted Oct 4, 2018
2.5/5 Film Stars Don't Die in Liverpool (2017) Alistair Ryder Benning is unrecognisable in the role, breathing life in to a heightened, borderline otherworldly character - and leaving you wishing director Paul McGuigan would equally be able to breathe life in to the rest of his pedestrian picture. EDIT
Posted Oct 4, 2018
3/5 Mudbound (2017) Alistair Ryder Mudbound takes an intimately epic novel and transforms it into an unsubtle, awards courting drama. The cast deliver uniformly great performances, but the film never delves as deep as I would have liked into the harsh social backdrop of the period. EDIT
Posted Oct 4, 2018
2/5 Journeyman (2017) Alistair Ryder Journeyman is aptly titled; after a thrilling debut, this film feels like the effort of a journeyman director, without a discernible sense of style. EDIT
Posted Oct 4, 2018