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Charlie Phillips

Charlie Phillips
Charlie Phillips's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Guardian, Observer (UK)

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
5/5 98% City of Ghosts (2017) Heineman may have made the definitive contemporary documentary about the tragedy of Syria, as well as an epoch-defining piece on modern media tactics.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Jan 27, 2017
5/5 81% Casting JonBenét (2017) Is it a crime documentary? A satire of prurient crime documentaries? A drama? A piece of avant garde theatre? Casting JonBenét is all of these, and a brilliant original in multiple dimensions.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Jan 24, 2017
5/5 100% Strong Island (2017) The documentary won't bring William Ford back, and it may give Yance Ford some catharsis, but more importantly it could and should lead to greater justice and empowerment.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Jan 26, 2017
5/5 100% Shirkers (2018) But this is so much more than a film about a film, it's about young women breaking the rules set in a conservative country - the process of doing that was a lot more powerful than finishing the actual film.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Jan 26, 2018
5/5 89% A Woman Captured (2017) Shows, in almost full view, the exhaustion of being entrapped as a slave and what it takes to get out of it.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Jun 9, 2018
5/5 86% Mother (2019) These subjects have been the focus of documentaries before but rarely in this combination and with such an unflinching resolve to keep filming in uncomfortable moments.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Jun 10, 2019
4/5 95% What Is Democracy? (2019) An extended and good-looking essay, it serves as a sharp reminder to pay attention to politics and to remember that the personal and the local are political.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Jun 11, 2018
4/5 96% The Russian Woodpecker (2015) Gracia succeeds brilliantly in delivering a chilling warning about where Putin and his spooks might go next, by giving Fedor full licence to act the biblical prophet.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Jan 30, 2015
4/5 97% Last Men in Aleppo (2017) Last Men in Aleppo is one of the most difficult documentaries you'll see this year.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Jan 24, 2017
4/5 81% The Workers Cup (2018) A brave and engrossing look at the 2015 football tournament from the perspective of the stadium construction workers.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Jan 21, 2017
4/5 65% Our New President (2018) An irrational documentary for irrational times.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Jan 21, 2018
4/5 89% MATANGI/MAYA/M.I.A. (2018) The film comes from a place of deep admiration for MIA, but unlike more fawning biographies, it makes a convincing case that this admiration is well earned.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Jan 24, 2018
4/5 88% A Northern Soul (2018) A Northern Soul is a great work of radical empathy, in which the economic difficulties of the city and the contradictions of regeneration through culture are visible alongside a testament to the charm and strength of personality of the city's residents.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Jun 9, 2018
4/5 No Score Yet Border South (2019) Pastrana has made a caring documentary with humanity. We receive the message strongly that these are ordinary people expected to do extraordinary things to live like the rest of us.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Jun 10, 2019
3/5 No Score Yet Generation Revolution (2016) The passion and idealism oozes off the screen, even if it's ultimately a rather sad story.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Jun 17, 2016
3/5 91% Nobody Speak: Trials of the Free Press (2017) For those who haven't noticed their freedom of speech ebbing away, this film is certainly an important warning, but they should probably watch some more news videos and read some more papers.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Jan 26, 2017
3/5 94% Robin Williams: Come Inside My Mind (2018) This narrative is at its best when we hear direct from Williams, in intimate interview recordings in which he reflects back on life with seriousness that might surprise fans who knew him only as a manic clown.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Jan 20, 2018
90% Female Human Animal (2018) It's trying something truly bizarre that punctures the pretentiousness of the art world while also, of course, being rather pretentious - and it's a triumph.‐ Observer (UK)
Read More | Posted Feb 26, 2019