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Cath Clarke

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
3/5 87% The Dalai Lama: Scientist (2020) Watching the documentary, I kept expecting Stephen Hawking to pop up - can it be that these two rock-star global treasures never met?‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted May 21, 2020
3/5 No Score Yet Captain Sabertooth and the Magic Diamond (2019) This gentle, animated pirate adventure from the popular Norwegian franchise Captain Sabertooth is pitched at very young children, but even they may find it a little tame.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted May 13, 2020
2/5 20% Enemy Lines (2020) The story has the makings of a gripping adventure, but something is lacking.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted May 6, 2020
3/5 71% Camino Skies (2019) [The] film has occasional insights and a couple of lump-in-the-throat moments, but it could have prodded and poked more.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted May 6, 2020
4/5 100% A Secret Love (2020) "There's no crying in baseball!" Tom Hanks's grumpy coach said in A League of Their Own, but I was bawling my eyes out watching this film.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Apr 29, 2020
2/5 31% Can You Keep a Secret? (2019) Elise Duran's adaptation of a Sophie Kinsella chick- lit novel gives us a kind of unromantic noncom, a movie with no believable characters and worrying few laughs.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Apr 29, 2020
3/5 66% Astronaut (2019) A likable performance by Richard Dreyfuss livens up this easygoing drama about second chances and late-life adventure from actor-turned-director Shelagh McLeod.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Apr 23, 2020
2/5 27% The Host (2020) Somehow The Host manages to be both ridiculous and dull.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Apr 15, 2020
3/5 100% The Grand Bizarre (2018) Mack is known for working with textiles; and this film, shot on 16mm, is perhaps best described as Koyaanisqatsi with rugs.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Apr 8, 2020
3/5 No Score Yet Climbing Blind (2020) A tender and moving portrait of a very English marriage.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Mar 18, 2020
3/5 88% Cunningham (2019) The film is, I think, just as Cunningham would have wanted it: cerebral, highbrow and mildly frustrating, with nothing so conventional as talking heads or context.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Mar 11, 2020
3/5 85% Run (2019) It's a film with echoes of Andrea Arnold and perhaps Ken Loach - but Graham is a local boy, and brings a sense of place and character that is all his own.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Mar 11, 2020
2/5 No Score Yet Zenek (2020) Like an 80s guitar solo, this movie seems to go on for ever.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Mar 4, 2020
1/5 No Score Yet Immortal Hero (2019) I'm not sure there's shovel big enough to dig through this garbage.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Mar 4, 2020
3/5 86% Color Out of Space (2020) Love it or loathe it, Stanley is trying to do something distinctively his own after all those years in the cold. His movie perhaps has the makings of a cult classic.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Feb 27, 2020
3/5 100% Push (2019) Gertten does a decent job of delivering an economics lesson, explaining the complexities of the "financialisation" of residential real estate; most politicians, apparently, just don't get it.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Feb 26, 2020
3/5 No Score Yet United Nation: Three Decades of Drum & Bass (2020) A reasonably entertaining film...‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Feb 21, 2020
2/5 38% Waiting for Anya (2020) The film is gorgeous to look at, all alpine meadow flowers and glorious green mountains. But the drama loses momentum pretty early on.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Feb 20, 2020
4/5 90% Jihad Jane (2019) Perhaps the tragedy here is how terrorism in the home so frequently goes unpunished.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Feb 13, 2020
2/5 43% Spycies (2019) Here's a manic, soulless animated kids' caper, with a hug-a-hippo message for our eco-anxious times awkwardly bolted on.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Feb 12, 2020
99% Parasite (Gisaengchung) (2019) Using industrial-strength social satire, [Bong Joon Ho] strips the veneer off the myth of classlessness, giving an outrageously entertaining instant classic.‐ The Big Issue
Read More | Posted Feb 7, 2020
2/5 No Score Yet The Doors: Break On Thru - A Celebration of Ray Manzarek (2020) This lineup of well-preserved mostly male musicians gives the show the bland atmosphere of a celebrity tribute band.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Feb 6, 2020
3/5 82% Daniel Isn't Real (2019) Enjoyably ludicrous low-budget psychological-horror...‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Feb 5, 2020
4/5 100% Talking About Trees (2019) [A] witty and engaging cinephile documentary...‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Jan 30, 2020
2/5 45% Quezon's Game (2020) The story is a real-life political chess game with the makings of a gripping race-against-the-clock thriller; but here it drags out into sluggish, dull and unconvincing melodrama.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Jan 29, 2020
94% The Personal History of David Copperfield (2020) ...it's a very funny film, and the casting is brilliant. The inclusivity doesn't feel at all odd or jarring.‐ The Big Issue
Read More | Posted Jan 24, 2020
2/5 20% The Grudge (2020) Forget about chilling to the bone, The Grudge barely drops below room temperature.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Jan 24, 2020
2/5 20% Paw Patrol: Ready Race Rescue (2019) Paw Patrol is action with stabilisers, training little kids up for big kid bangs. It's so aggressively targeted at pre-schoolers that in no sense can you call it a family movie.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Jan 23, 2020
4/5 91% Weathering with You (2020) It's thrillingly beautiful: Tokyo is animated in hyperreal intricacy, every dazzling detail dialled up to 11...‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Jan 16, 2020
89% 1917 (2020) It's tremendously moving. What a terrifically good film.‐ The Big Issue
Read More | Posted Jan 10, 2020
3/5 No Score Yet The Bikes of Wrath (2019) Despite the superior production values, sometimes The Bikes of Wrath feels a bit like watching a home video by someone you've never met on their holiday of a lifetime.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Dec 12, 2019
4/5 97% The Cave (2019) Like Ballour, it has a purpose: to focus the world's attention on the suffering of Syrian people.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Dec 6, 2019
2/5 38% StarDog and TurboCat (2019) StarDog may work its slight charms on young children, but older kids will feel they've seen smarter, funnier and cleverer before.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Dec 5, 2019
3/5 77% The Party's Just Beginning (2018) I can't help thinking Gillan's superpower as a writer and performer might actually be comedy. Still, always a compelling screen presence, she's now a film-maker to watch.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Nov 28, 2019
4/5 100% The Street (2019) An unmissable portrait of modern London.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Nov 27, 2019
80% The Amazing Johnathan Documentary (2019) As a device for a film it's interesting to a point -- but it didn't fully work its magic on me.‐ The Big Issue
Read More | Posted Nov 21, 2019
2/5 67% Into the Mirror (2019) It's unsure whether to be a sturdy naturalistic coming-out drama about a twentysomething man forging his LGBTQ identity, or a weirded-out Kenneth Anger-style dive into queer subculture.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Nov 21, 2019
4/5 96% I Lost My Body (2019) Hands down, this is the best animation of 2019.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Nov 21, 2019
4/5 77% Judy & Punch (2020) What a killer debut this is; that's the way to do it.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Nov 21, 2019
3/5 100% Someone, Somewhere (Deux moi) (2019) Much like the process of psychotherapy itself, patience is required for results while watching this modestly entertaining slow-burn Parisian romance from Cédric Klapisch, who pulls off a neat trick by bumping the meet-cute to the end of the film.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Nov 13, 2019
3/5 No Score Yet Gabriel (2019) Regalla's soulful performance is the main reason to watch.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Nov 13, 2019
2/5 42% A Dog Called Money (2020) Here's a disappointingly uninsightful documentary about the making of PJ Harvey's reportage-style 2016 album The Hope Six Demolition Project.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Nov 7, 2019
2/5 42% Midway (2019) A big, long, loud, boring history lesson, it's a movie that opens a distance between yesterday's fights and today's.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Nov 6, 2019
88% Sorry We Missed You (2020) Loach is fiercer, more uncompromising, than ever.‐ The Big Issue
Read More | Posted Nov 1, 2019
3/5 88% Brittany Runs a Marathon (2019) It's a film with charm and sweetness but a twinge of anxiety, a little gravitational pull to darker places.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Nov 1, 2019
2/5 44% The Addams Family (2019) This uncreepy and decidedly unkooky film is a letdown.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Oct 25, 2019
3/5 94% Western Stars (2019) I have to admit to not being 100% sold on the cowboy-inflected songs, which feature quite a bit of dime-store sentimentality. But Springsteen is undoubtedly magnetic, his voice a honeyed growl.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Oct 24, 2019
2/5 60% The Pilgrim's Progress (2019) The film's animation is reminiscent of an aircraft safety video, with characters moving stiffly while delivering the dialogue in awkward, am-dram style.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Oct 23, 2019
4/5 96% A Shaun the Sheep Movie: Farmageddon (2020) Aardman's Shaun the Sheep - a silent film star with the chops of Keaton and Chaplin - returns for another dottily daft big-screen family adventure.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Oct 18, 2019
65% The Day Shall Come (2019) Chris Morris follow up to Four Lions mocks the conventions of the US War on Terror - The Day Shall Come shows just how much we've missed him.‐ The Big Issue
Read More | Posted Oct 17, 2019