Christopher Llewellyn Reed Movie Reviews & Previews - Rotten Tomatoes

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
3/4 92% End of Sentence (2020) The script ... holds back on just enough details of the backstory to allow the viewer to fill in the blanks, fostering gentle engagement with the protagonists' troubled psyches.‐ Film Festival Today
Read More | Posted May 29, 2020
100% Strange Negotiations (2019) May all such negotiations with the spiritual realm be as quietly mysterious as this wistful, wishful work.‐ Hammer to Nail
Read More | Posted May 28, 2020
3/4 69% The High Note (2020) Though the final act comes off as too conveniently managed to remain believable, it's still fun to watch. ‐ Film Festival Today
Read More | Posted May 28, 2020
3/4 No Score Yet Around the World When You Were My Age (A volta ao mundo quando tinhas 30 anos) (2018) Koretzky creates a personal meditation on the mind-opening wonder of travel and the glories of the variegated human experience.‐ Film Festival Today
Read More | Posted May 27, 2020
3/4 100% I'm No Longer Here (Ya no estoy aquí) (2019) The overall takeaway ... by the end, is of a fine hand behind the camera, framing his actors in beautiful compositions.‐ Film Festival Today
Read More | Posted May 26, 2020
85% Screened Out (2020) By the end of the film, you may just want to give yourself a well-deserved break from universal connectivity. Or not. I'll take another hit of that, please.‐ Hammer to Nail
Read More | Posted May 26, 2020
3/4 100% Crystal Swan (2018) What happens ... is a perfect metaphor for what was happening in all such places and countries at that time, much of which has led to the world we live in today.‐ Film Festival Today
Read More | Posted May 22, 2020
89% The Trip to Greece (2020) Even as they advance in years (though still in their fifties), Brydon and Coogan manage to make the same old shtick work, with some new bits for good measure.‐ Hammer to Nail
Read More | Posted May 22, 2020
100% Diana Kennedy: Nothing Fancy (2020) Carroll does more than just offer a profile of one person, however celebrated, but instead makes of this portrait a moving celebration of life in all its boundless glory.‐ Hammer to Nail
Read More | Posted May 21, 2020
4/4 100% Take Me Somewhere Nice (2019) What distinguishes the movie is its wholly engaging aesthetic, marked by delightful, off-center compositions ... that make every moment ... hold us in rapt attention.‐ Film Festival Today
Read More | Posted May 21, 2020
86% An Elephant in the Room (2020) The result is an emotional roller-coaster ride of a movie, both inspiring and upsetting, and deeply cathartic.‐ Hammer to Nail
Read More | Posted May 20, 2020
4/4 No Score Yet Searching Eva (2019) Such is the marvel of this spectacular film that we barely realize it is as much about us as about Eva until the end, if even then. The search continues ...‐ Film Festival Today
Read More | Posted May 19, 2020
2.5/4 100% Time Warp: The Greatest Cult Films of All-Time Volume 2: Horror and Sci-Fi (2020) In spite of itself ... the documentary is nonetheless a pleasant, diverting affair.‐ Film Festival Today
Read More | Posted May 19, 2020
64% Castle in the Ground (2019) It's a mystery wrapped in an enigma inside a bottle of pills.‐ Hammer to Nail
Read More | Posted May 15, 2020
1/4 22% The Jesus Rolls (2020) From one desperate misfire of a gag to another, with occasional detours into sometimes tragic seriousness, everyone flails around trying to make it work. It doesn't.‐ Film Festival Today
Read More | Posted May 15, 2020
100% Jacinta (2020) It's hard to watch, but also hard to look away.‐ Hammer to Nail
Read More | Posted May 14, 2020
100% Rewind (2020) This is real-life drama of the highest order, wrapped up in a tight 86-minute package.‐ Hammer to Nail
Read More | Posted May 8, 2020
3.5/4 79% How to Build a Girl (2020) In addition to the excellent ensemble, Giedroyc's mise-en-scène is often delightfully mischievous.‐ Film Festival Today
Read More | Posted May 7, 2020
75% Socks on Fire (2020) Form and content meld into a vivid celebration of individuality, making of Socks on Fire a visionary evocation of the human will to live on one's own terms.‐ Hammer to Nail
Read More | Posted May 7, 2020
87% Spaceship Earth (2020) Between expectation and reality ... lies the charm of Spaceship Earth.‐ Hammer to Nail
Read More | Posted May 7, 2020
3.5/4 93% Becoming (2020) Yes, the movie often feels like hagiography, but given the state of the nation, we could all use an inspiring figure like Michelle Obama, if not an actual saint.‐ Film Festival Today
Read More | Posted May 5, 2020
1.5/4 47% Arkansas (2020) Like the gangsters it tries to lampoon, it's just not that organized.‐ Film Festival Today
Read More | Posted May 4, 2020
3/4 79% Natalie Wood: What Remains Behind (2020) It may fall short of what it could have been, but is still a worthy tribute.‐ Film Festival Today
Read More | Posted May 4, 2020
96% The Half of It (2020) Wu ... has not only cast well, but is gifted with a sharp sense of pacing and tone, switching between scenes of high humor and deep pathos with ease. ‐ Hammer to Nail
Read More | Posted May 2, 2020
90% Bull (2020) Beyond the subtle complexities of the story ... it's also fascinating to see the gentle manner in which the film examines race and gender.‐ Hammer to Nail
Read More | Posted May 1, 2020
4/4 94% Capital in the Twenty-First Century (2020) Justin Pemberton's new documentary, Capital in the Twenty-First Century, takes a potentially dry academic discourse and turns it into a vibrant, cinematic experience. ‐ Film Festival Today
Read More | Posted Apr 30, 2020
100% Kubrick by Kubrick (Kubrick par Kubrick) (2020) Kubrick by Kubrick shines because Kubrick by Monro is worth watching.‐ Hammer to Nail
Read More | Posted Apr 29, 2020
3.5/4 100% A Secret Love (2020) It's a beautiful thing.‐ Film Festival Today
Read More | Posted Apr 28, 2020
3/4 87% Vanilla (2020) Sure, there are some bumps along the way, but the eventual destination makes it all worthwhile.‐ Film Festival Today
Read More | Posted Apr 27, 2020
100% They Call Me Dr. Miami (2020) Chartier builds a complex portrait of a consummate professional who nevertheless long ago crossed a moral Rubicon, no matter his religious misgivings.‐ Hammer to Nail
Read More | Posted Apr 27, 2020
3/4 80% To the Stars (2020) Though sometimes rough in its lurch towards meaning, the movie mostly succeeds ... slowly revealing ... details of characters' lives until something completely unexpected happens.‐ Film Festival Today
Read More | Posted Apr 23, 2020
2/4 78% True History of the Kelly Gang (2020) By the end, when the inevitable happens, it's hard to care much, since we know so little. But at least we had some fun along the way.‐ Film Festival Today
Read More | Posted Apr 23, 2020
1.5/4 44% Robert the Bruce (2019) In some ways the tone befits the subject, but this cinema of existential ennui is all too frequently a bore to behold.‐ Film Festival Today
Read More | Posted Apr 23, 2020
3/4 98% Circus of Books (2019) Like a seasoned ringmaster, [director Mason] keeps this circus well in line.‐ Film Festival Today
Read More | Posted Apr 22, 2020
2.5/4 93% Time Warp: The Greatest Cult Films of All-Time Volume 1: Midnight Madness (2020) Beyond the clunkiness of its construction, however, [the film] nevertheless does cinephiles a great service with its homage to the oddities of the cinematic past.‐ Film Festival Today
Read More | Posted Apr 21, 2020
94% Faith Based (2020) Most often ... Barnett and Masciale get the spirit right, delivering an enjoyable comic confection that pokes delightful fun at the art of filmmaking, itself.‐ Hammer to Nail
Read More | Posted Apr 20, 2020
80% Rebuilding Paradise (2020) We are a complex mystery, heaven and hell side by side within us. Any work of art that reminds us of this duality is well worth watching.‐ Hammer to Nail
Read More | Posted Apr 17, 2020
71% Tomboy (2020) These are the badass chicks of the past, present and future, leading by example, and Tomboy is the perfect paean in their honor.‐ Hammer to Nail
Read More | Posted Apr 10, 2020
2/4 31% Love Wedding Repeat (2020) There are joys to be had within, but also bores. Not all repetitions are equal in delight.‐ Film Festival Today
Read More | Posted Apr 10, 2020
2.5/4 28% The Main Event (2020) Yes, we can tell a mile away how it will all end, yet can still enjoy the event.‐ Film Festival Today
Read More | Posted Apr 10, 2020
100% Make Up (2019) Alternately explosive and gentle, Make Up keeps us on our emotional toes, throughout, to our viewing delight.‐ Hammer to Nail
Read More | Posted Apr 7, 2020
3/4 100% Streetlight Harmonies (2020) Yeah, the new guys sound good, but the veterans have definitely still got it. Hello, hello again, sh-boom and hopin' we'll meet again ...‐ Film Festival Today
Read More | Posted Apr 6, 2020
58% Crosscurrent (Chang jiang tu) (2016) [T]hough Chao ... may be more interested in aesthetics than dramatic cohesion, the beauty on display carries the viewer through the film from stunning start to evocative ending.‐ Hammer to Nail
Read More | Posted Apr 3, 2020
3.5/4 99% Never Rarely Sometimes Always (2020) Never Rarely Sometimes Always shines as a model of a masterfully crafted dramatic polemic.‐ Film Festival Today
Read More | Posted Apr 2, 2020
100% Lapsis (2020) It may be cinematic fantasy, but it feels very real.‐ Hammer to Nail
Read More | Posted Mar 31, 2020
100% A Thousand Cuts (2020) Diaz creates a rousing paean to the bravery of Ressa and her colleagues, and a clarion call to action that we should all heed.‐ Hammer to Nail
Read More | Posted Mar 30, 2020
3/4 91% Banana Split (2020) A bubbly, enjoyable romp of an unconventional rom-com.‐ Film Festival Today
Read More | Posted Mar 26, 2020
4/4 100% Kill Chain: The Cyber War on America's Elections (2020) Don't just be afraid, be terrified. Listen to these experts' collective angst and demand action. It may already be too late.‐ Film Festival Today
Read More | Posted Mar 26, 2020
100% Once Upon a Time in Uganda (2020) Once upon a time in Uganda, there was a director worth celebrating.‐ Hammer to Nail
Read More | Posted Mar 25, 2020
4/4 100% Crip Camp: A Disability Revolution (2020) In these deeply troubled times, a movie like Crip Camp is what we all need to remind us of the ties that bind us together as one beautiful human species.‐ Film Festival Today
Read More | Posted Mar 25, 2020