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Charlotte O'Sullivan

Charlotte O'Sullivan
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
4/5 94% Women Make Film: A New Road Movie Through Cinema (2018) The series is accessible - it's definitely aimed at film outsiders - yet even if you've been to film school you won't be bored and surely everyone will enjoy Cousins's nifty turns of phrase.‐ London Evening Standard
Read More | Posted May 21, 2020
5/5 99% Never Rarely Sometimes Always (2020) I'm not trying to downplay the emotional stuff. But there's a fine line between gruelling and gripping and Hittman is always on the right side of it.‐ London Evening Standard
Read More | Posted May 21, 2020
4/5 94% Beastie Boys Story (2020) It's properly moving.‐ London Evening Standard
Read More | Posted Apr 24, 2020
4/5 90% The Willoughbys (2020) Though the film-makers are indebted to Edward Gorey and Lemony Snicket - and pay musical homage to Mark Mothersbaugh's work on The Royal Tenenbaums - they find their own voice, when it counts.‐ London Evening Standard
Read More | Posted Apr 24, 2020
4/5 68% Extraction (2020) Extraction made me laugh and cry. Right here, right now, it's manna from the gods.‐ London Evening Standard
Read More | Posted Apr 24, 2020
4/5 98% Circus of Books (2019) The ending is upbeat and, whatever your views on porn, will make you want to give Karen a really big hug.‐ London Evening Standard
Read More | Posted Apr 21, 2020
4/5 89% Selah and the Spades (2020) Poe - a new kid on the block who already feels like a major talent - calls a spade a spade but manages to be dreamily oblique, right to the end.‐ London Evening Standard
Read More | Posted Apr 21, 2020
4/5 70% Trolls World Tour (2020) It seems unlikely that World Tour will change the way we watch movies. But, I s*** you not, it is worth watching.‐ London Evening Standard
Read More | Posted Apr 13, 2020
5/5 80% Tigertail (2020) Yang captures the perversity of human beings and does it with such tenderness that there's nothing to do but cry.‐ London Evening Standard
Read More | Posted Apr 10, 2020
4/5 85% Standing Up, Falling Down (2020) Peter Hoare's script contains bromantic clichés, it's true. But just as many scenes confound.‐ London Evening Standard
Read More | Posted Apr 5, 2020
5/5 93% The Perfect Candidate (2020) [Haifaa al-Mansour] goes where no one's gone before and makes it look easy.‐ London Evening Standard
Read More | Posted Mar 31, 2020
4/5 88% Dogs Don't Wear Pants (Koirat eivät käytä housuja) (2019) The script takes all sorts of twists. The changes of pace and mood feel natural, and even when things get heavy, it's funny. Some viewers will groan with pleasure, some pain.‐ London Evening Standard
Read More | Posted Mar 24, 2020
4/5 86% The Truth (La vérité) (2020) Catherine Deneuve is so good it hurts in this dramedy from Japanese auteur Hirokazu Kore-eda.‐ London Evening Standard
Read More | Posted Mar 23, 2020
3/5 56% The Hunt (2020) A collaboration between Universal and Blumhouse this riotously violent horror-comedy deserves its second chance, though ignore critics who tell you it's as sharp as Get Out (that's fake news).‐ London Evening Standard
Read More | Posted Mar 15, 2020
5/5 91% Bacurau (Nighthawk) (2020) Prepare to be amazed.‐ London Evening Standard
Read More | Posted Mar 15, 2020
4/5 88% Onward (2020) Do families need fathers? Scanlon delivers a love song to atypical clans, which couldn't end on a sweeter, or clearer, note.‐ London Evening Standard
Read More | Posted Mar 9, 2020
3/5 74% The Photograph (2020) Simply put, Michael and Mae don't get enough time to just be, though a sequel could fix that.‐ London Evening Standard
Read More | Posted Mar 9, 2020
3/5 56% Sulphur & White (2020) It's hardly a major film, but that image really sticks.‐ London Evening Standard
Read More | Posted Mar 9, 2020
4/5 92% The Invisible Man (2020) Whannell is brilliant at distracting us with amusing, knowing dialogue (siblings are rivalrous; architects are trendy; waiters are irksomely urbane). Death comes when you least expect it.‐ London Evening Standard
Read More | Posted Mar 4, 2020
4/5 78% True History of the Kelly Gang (2020) MacKay's Kelly is as memorable as Montana. And that's no lie.‐ London Evening Standard
Read More | Posted Mar 4, 2020
4/5 68% Little Joe (2019) It's a little film. But it's epic.‐ London Evening Standard
Read More | Posted Feb 24, 2020
2/5 62% The Call of the Wild (2020) Ach, it's easier to go with the flow, even if the script, inspired by Jack London's 1903 novel, is flagrantly sappy and frequently ridiculous.‐ London Evening Standard
Read More | Posted Feb 24, 2020
4/5 94% When Lambs Become Lions (2019) Fewer fags and more facts would have made When Lambs Become Lions perfect. Still, its non-preachy stance is a revelation.‐ London Evening Standard
Read More | Posted Feb 24, 2020
3/5 64% Sonic the Hedgehog (2020) The world contains many terrible video game movies. This isn't one of them.‐ London Evening Standard
Read More | Posted Feb 24, 2020
3/5 81% Mr. Jones (2020) The film is stodgy in places, but its heart and its eyes are in the right place.‐ London Evening Standard
Read More | Posted Feb 7, 2020
4/5 78% Birds of Prey (And the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn) (2020) You don't have to choose between Scorsese and superheroes. Let go of the guilt. Feel free to embrace these lesser spotted birds.‐ London Evening Standard
Read More | Posted Feb 7, 2020
4/5 82% Queen & Slim (2019) Sometimes Queen & Slim is too stylish for its own good and a few detours drag. But how can you find fault with a movie that combines the intelligence of Ava DuVernay's documentary 13th with the madcap energy of True Romance?‐ London Evening Standard
Read More | Posted Jan 31, 2020
4/5 96% A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood (2019) What a difference a day makes, when it's a day as beautiful as this.‐ London Evening Standard
Read More | Posted Jan 31, 2020
2/5 12% The Turning (2020) The Hayes brothers channel the spirit of a writer called James. But - shudder! - it's EL James.‐ London Evening Standard
Read More | Posted Jan 23, 2020
1/5 20% The Grudge (2020) Trapped in a pile of garbage: I'm sure the cast of The Grudge know how that feels.‐ London Evening Standard
Read More | Posted Jan 23, 2020
3/5 77% Bad Boys for Life (2020) The plot is daft - Mexicans are out for Mike's blood - but it's knowingly daft and even minor characters manage to shine. Not bad. Not bad at all.‐ London Evening Standard
Read More | Posted Jan 21, 2020
4/5 83% Just Mercy (2020) Still, by the time you reach the end - and realise how closely the film-makers have stuck to the facts - you won't care. That the truth will out is entertainment enough.‐ London Evening Standard
Read More | Posted Jan 20, 2020
4/5 92% Uncut Gems (2019) Having looked at it closely, I'd say it's being over-valued. But not by much.‐ London Evening Standard
Read More | Posted Jan 14, 2020
2/5 34% Seberg (2020) Alas, Australian director Benedict Andrews has no insight into this tragic story. He's more interested in making Seberg palatable to viewers who might see her as a Left-wing extremist or, indeed, a liberal phoney.‐ London Evening Standard
Read More | Posted Jan 14, 2020
3/5 75% The Gentlemen (2020) It's possible to improve with age, but Ritchie hasn't. Via this movie, he creates a club for old boys that's horribly exclusive. His talented cast find ways to dazzle, but deserve so much better.‐ London Evening Standard
Read More | Posted Jan 3, 2020
4/5 95% Little Women (2019) Flaws aside, this festive film feels like an event. Gerwig's characters aren't just for Christmas. We'll love them, I suspect, for the rest of our lives.‐ London Evening Standard
Read More | Posted Dec 23, 2019
3/5 52% Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker (2019) Star Wars IX may be imperfect, but it offers nostalgia hounds the space odyssey of their dreams.‐ London Evening Standard
Read More | Posted Dec 18, 2019
4/5 71% Pink Wall (2019) Since Cullen's take on a doomed romance owes more to Haigh than Julian Fellowes, this London-set story is unlikely to set the multiplex on fire. But it's gorgeous all the same.‐ London Evening Standard
Read More | Posted Dec 17, 2019
5/5 97% The Kingmaker (2019) From her very first simper, I was hooked. Some see Imelda as one of the world's greatest villains. After this tour of her closet, that shoe fits.‐ London Evening Standard
Read More | Posted Dec 17, 2019
4/5 93% Ordinary Love (2020) You'll feel nothing but fondness for your surroundings after watching this scaldingly fine romance.‐ London Evening Standard
Read More | Posted Dec 11, 2019
3/5 94% Honey Boy (2019) This is bleak stuff. But it's also hellishly entertaining.‐ London Evening Standard
Read More | Posted Dec 6, 2019
91% Blue Story (2020) Needless to say, Blue Story is also funny, authentic and entertaining.‐ London Evening Standard
Read More | Posted Dec 1, 2019
4/5 89% The Two Popes (2019) Thanks to a nimble script, zippy visuals and the superlative Jonathan Pryce, it's a pleasure to fall into line.‐ London Evening Standard
Read More | Posted Dec 1, 2019
4/5 96% Atlantics (2019) The French-African director practically invents a new genre - Senegalese gothic - and does it with such insouciance that all you can do is rub your eyes. It's so beautiful.‐ London Evening Standard
Read More | Posted Dec 1, 2019
4/5 86% The Nightingale (2019) The most shocking thing about this shocking film? When it was over, I felt like I'd been released from a warm hug.‐ London Evening Standard
Read More | Posted Dec 1, 2019
4/5 77% Judy & Punch (2020) Foulkes is bold and playful in her choices, even throwing in a smouldering ditty from Leonard Cohen. Basically, she's a natural when it comes to unpacking a punch.‐ London Evening Standard
Read More | Posted Nov 25, 2019
4/5 73% Harriet (2019) Ultimately, though, Harriet is impressive, especially given the budget ($17 million).‐ London Evening Standard
Read More | Posted Nov 25, 2019
4/5 80% Little Monsters (2019) What a jagged little gem.‐ London Evening Standard
Read More | Posted Nov 18, 2019
2/5 46% Last Christmas (2019) Last Christmas is patronising, illogical and silly.‐ London Evening Standard
Read More | Posted Nov 18, 2019
4/5 77% Frozen II (2019) It's going to make a lot of money. It will also have millions of people counting the hours till Frozen 3. I. Just. Can't. Wait.‐ London Evening Standard
Read More | Posted Nov 14, 2019