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Clarisse Loughrey

Clarisse Loughrey
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
2/5 37% Seberg (2020) By the end, it feels as if the real [Jean] Seberg has been edged out of her own biopic.‐ Independent (UK)
Posted Jan 10, 2020
5/5 92% Uncut Gems (2019) Uncut Gems is a fairytale written by the hand of capitalism, where mystical highs are followed by crushing blows -- and there's always a price to pay.‐ Independent (UK)
Posted Jan 10, 2020
3/5 89% 1917 (2020) 1917's ambitious gambit soon becomes a double-edged sword: it brings us closer to these men, but sets them apart from the collective experiences it seeks to memorialise.‐ Independent (UK)
Posted Jan 10, 2020
3/5 100% Amanda (2018) Amanda may explore loss with sensitivity and grace, but only after it's shielded its eyes from the rest of the world.‐ Independent (UK)
Posted Jan 10, 2020
5/5 80% Jojo Rabbit (2019) Taika Waititi's film is tender, daring, and sharp -- precisely pitched so that it keeps its path steady and its ambitions in check.‐ Independent (UK)
Posted Jan 10, 2020
5/5 95% Little Women (2019) It's Little Women's deep generosity that cements it as a cinematic achievement.‐ Independent (UK)
Posted Dec 27, 2019
3/5 21% Playing with Fire (2019) The cast are so willing to put their egos aside -- like a children's party clown on their last resort -- that it's easy to be won over by all the goodwill on show.‐ Independent (UK)
Posted Dec 27, 2019
2/5 6% The Courier (2019) [The Courier is] a leaden action film that lacks both imagination and logic.‐ Independent (UK)
Posted Dec 21, 2019
2/5 20% Cats (2019) It's one of those rare cinematic events that feels like a collective hallucination - improbable and entirely indescribable.‐ Independent (UK)
Posted Dec 21, 2019
2/5 37% 6 Underground (2019) It's a film that lets its audience gorge on violence and bravado, only to make us feel sick of the taste by the final reel.‐ Independent (UK)
Posted Dec 21, 2019
3/5 76% Pink Wall (2019) [Director Tom] Cullen may pass through familiar waters with Pink Wall, but he still manages to uncover a few small, raw truths about ourselves along the way.‐ Independent (UK)
Posted Dec 21, 2019
1/5 72% The Gentlemen (2020) What's missing is any of the genuine grittiness that made Lock, Stock, and Two Smoking Barrels worth paying attention to in the first place. The Gentlemen feels long past its sell-by-date.‐ Independent (UK)
Posted Dec 19, 2019
3/5 52% Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker (2019) Whatever controversy [J.J.] Abrams might have brewed up with his artistic choices, he still captures magnificently the soul of this series.‐ Independent (UK)
Posted Dec 18, 2019
3/5 76% Spies in Disguise (2019) Holland and Smith make for an appealing duo (one is nervous and eager, the other is confident and cynical), while the rest of the characters are fairly well fleshed out.‐ Independent (UK)
Posted Dec 16, 2019
2/5 71% Jumanji: The Next Level (2019) Jumanji: The Next Level does get close to matching the charms of the first film - but only in the final reel, when you can sense the credits about to roll. By then it's already game over.‐ Independent (UK)
Posted Dec 10, 2019
4/5 69% Bombshell (2019) Bombshell is a hard and complicated story to tell, but its message is clear: no woman is free from the patriarchy, even if she doesn't believe in it.‐ Independent (UK)
Posted Dec 9, 2019
4/5 82% The Report (2019) Director Scott Z Burns captures the events in a cold, rigorously factual, and largely dispassionate manner. But that's the point. ‐ Independent (UK)
Posted Dec 6, 2019
3/5 46% Last Christmas (2019) [It's] a star-studded romcom that plays like an expensive Hallmark film.‐ Independent (UK)
Posted Dec 6, 2019
4/5 77% Frozen II (2019) Frozen 2... is more mature, ambitious, and intricate than its predecessor.‐ Independent (UK)
Posted Dec 6, 2019
2/5 73% Harriet (2019) [Harriet] takes historical reality and stretches it over the canvas of an old-fashioned adventure story.‐ Independent (UK)
Posted Dec 6, 2019
2/5 51% 21 Bridges (2019) The problem with 21 Bridges is that it wants to take a stance, but seems entirely unsure what that stance should be.‐ Independent (UK)
Posted Dec 6, 2019
3/5 89% The Two Popes (2019) There's a simple pleasure in watching these two actors bring levity to godly men in their stiff robes.‐ Independent (UK)
Posted Dec 6, 2019
2/5 52% Charlie's Angels (2019) [Charlie's Angels] tries earnestly to bring these ladies into the 21st century. And it might have worked, if the film didn't so consistently pull its punches.‐ Independent (UK)
Posted Dec 6, 2019
4/5 87% The Nightingale (2019) Jennifer Kent's The Nightingale is a film that bruises the soul.‐ Independent (UK)
Posted Dec 6, 2019
2/5 22% Lucy in the Sky (2019) By failing to find the solid ground in [Lisa] Nowak's story, Lucy in the Sky leaves us stranded in the stars.‐ Independent (UK)
Posted Dec 6, 2019
4/5 93% Honey Boy (2019) The film delicately bears its scars and finds peace by acknowledging how childhood pains can make and break us.‐ Independent (UK)
Posted Dec 6, 2019
2/5 62% Motherless Brooklyn (2019) Its homage to film noir is over-the-top and borderline parodic -- at times, it's more Who Framed Roger Rabbit? than Chinatown.‐ Independent (UK)
Posted Dec 6, 2019
4/5 92% Ford v Ferrari (2019) [Ford v Ferrari] may relish in the high life, but its final moments feel devastatingly hollow.‐ Independent (UK)
Posted Dec 6, 2019
3/5 72% The Aeronauts (2019) Jones, however, is The Aeronauts' secret weapon. From Rogue One to On the Basis of Sex, she's developed a knack for delivering mildly silly dialogue with complete sincerity. ‐ Independent (UK)
Posted Nov 7, 2019
1/5 44% Midway (2019) The film may be packed with recognisable faces, but these are hollow characters, all placed on some arbitrary scale of machismo.‐ Independent (UK)
Posted Nov 7, 2019
5/5 96% The Irishman (2019) Scorsese's signature camerawork goes down like a glass of fine whisky, as smooth and as elegant as you'd expect. ‐ Independent (UK)
Posted Nov 5, 2019
2/5 44% After the Wedding (2019) For all of After the Wedding's narrative twists and turns, there's nothing here that feels close to earth-shaking.‐ Independent (UK)
Posted Nov 1, 2019
3/5 88% Brittany Runs a Marathon (2019) The strength of Brittany Runs a Marathon is that it doesn't claim to capture a universal experience. It tells one woman's story -- and it tells it well.‐ Independent (UK)
Posted Nov 1, 2019
2/5 77% Doctor Sleep (2019) Doctor Sleep is too busy being tossed between the triadic worlds of Kubrick, King, and Flanagan.‐ Independent (UK)
Posted Nov 1, 2019
4/5 93% The Last Black Man in San Francisco (2019) It's less of a rallying cry against gentrification than a rumination on the kind of pained acceptance those who suffer its effects must face.‐ Independent (UK)
Posted Oct 30, 2019
3/5 44% The Addams Family (2019) Sure, The Addams Family may not reach the ghoulish heights of its predecessors, but the key ingredients are still thankfully there.‐ Independent (UK)
Posted Oct 30, 2019
3/5 83% Official Secrets (2019) [Knightley's] smart not to play Gun as the noble martyr, but merely as an ordinary, frustrated citizen who makes a split-second decision.‐ Independent (UK)
Posted Oct 30, 2019
4/5 98% Shaun the Sheep Movie: Farmageddon (2019) A Shaun the Sheep Movie: Farmageddon is an utter delight -- proof that good storytelling and strong craft are what matters, however familiar the packaging.‐ Independent (UK)
Posted Oct 30, 2019
3/5 70% Terminator: Dark Fate (2019) Perfectly fine. At times, it's even quite good.‐ Independent (UK)
Posted Oct 22, 2019
2/5 40% Maleficent: Mistress of Evil (2019) Maleficent may have offered a sharp, original take on a well-worn story, but its sequel just feels like more fantasy fluff. ‐ Independent (UK)
Posted Oct 15, 2019
5/5 97% Portrait of a Lady on Fire (Portrait de la jeune fille en feu) (2020) Real love may be fleeting, but as Portrait of a Lady on Fire explains, art and memory are immortal.‐ Independent (UK)
Posted Oct 10, 2019
2/5 64% The Day Shall Come (2019) The Day Shall Come may draw from reality, but it fails to reflect it back to us with enough force to make us stop in our tracks.‐ Independent (UK)
Posted Oct 10, 2019
3/5 81% Abominable (2019) Abominable strives for originality and, often, achieves it. But it's also never quite daring enough to veer off the beaten path.‐ Independent (UK)
Posted Oct 10, 2019
2/5 71% The King (2019) The King doesn't give itself an easy task, certainly, but it also doesn't need to spend so much of its time convincing us of its own seriousness. ‐ Independent (UK)
Posted Oct 10, 2019
2/5 26% Gemini Man (2019) [Ang] Lee may not be short on tricks up his sleeve, but Gemini Man is far from an ideal home for them. ‐ Independent (UK)
Posted Oct 10, 2019
4/5 97% Knives Out (2019) It's an ingeniously constructed film, which is thoroughly modern in its language and filled with so many twists it will make your head spin.‐ Independent (UK)
Posted Oct 10, 2019
5/5 91% The Lighthouse (2019) You can almost smell the salt and grime. This is sensory, claustrophobic filmmaking. ‐ Independent (UK)
Posted Oct 10, 2019
3/5 95% Good Posture (2019) [Dolly] Wells's strength is in her characters. ‐ Independent (UK)
Posted Oct 10, 2019
4/5 82% Judy (2019) Judy ... is happy to let [Renée] Zellweger take centre stage. Thank god, because it's the performance of a lifetime.‐ Independent (UK)
Posted Oct 10, 2019
3/5 76% Hotel Mumbai (2019) Hotel Mumbai is thoughtful and considered in its approach - more so, at least, than we usually expect from glossy adaptations of international tragedy.‐ Independent (UK)
Posted Oct 10, 2019