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Danny Leigh

Danny Leigh
Danny Leigh's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Guardian, Sight and Sound, Financial Times

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
4/5 97% A White, White Day (Hvítur, hvítur dagur) (2020) What now for a director this eye-poppingly talented? It would be unwise to miss the answer.‐ Financial Times
Read More | Posted Jul 8, 2020
4/5 88% The Girl with a Bracelet (2020) Ambiguity reigns in this boldly unnerving portrait of a young woman herself painted by prosecutors as a touch too dispassionate.‐ Financial Times
Read More | Posted Jul 8, 2020
3/5 81% The Old Guard (2020) The movie is watchable if also set up as one giant trailer for a host of sequels.‐ Financial Times
Read More | Posted Jul 8, 2020
3/5 80% Greyhound (2020) The film is adapted from C.S. Forester's novel The Good Shepherd, published in 1955. Strip out the slick visuals and it could have been made the same year, a sturdy alternative to The Man From Laramie or Oklahoma!‐ Financial Times
Read More | Posted Jul 8, 2020
4/5 89% The Booksellers (2020) Affable eccentricity is everywhere.‐ Financial Times
Read More | Posted Jul 3, 2020
4/5 80% Family Romance, LLC (2019) [A] study of an artificial business with a deeply human soul.‐ Financial Times
Read More | Posted Jul 2, 2020
4/5 95% Fanny Lye Deliver'd (2019) Peake is terrific throughout, and the dreamlike mood lingers after the credits roll, a story made to chew on, told amid the mists of an England briefly up for grabs.‐ Financial Times
Read More | Posted Jun 24, 2020
3/5 42% Wasp Network (2019) If there is a snag, it is that the characters are sometimes mysteries not only to each other but to us.‐ Financial Times
Read More | Posted Jun 24, 2020
2/5 40% Irresistible (2020) Stewart's humour is un-uproarious.‐ Financial Times
Read More | Posted Jun 24, 2020
4/5 100% Athlete A (2020) A wrenching account of the 2016 USA Gymnastics scandal and the assaults of staff doctor Larry Nassar on hundreds of girls and young women.‐ Financial Times
Read More | Posted Jun 24, 2020
4/5 100% On the Record (2020) A story of pain and complexity...‐ Financial Times
Read More | Posted Jun 24, 2020
2/5 70% 7500 (2020) Gordon-Levitt keeps acting and acting, but for all the height of the stakes, the story is inert.‐ Financial Times
Read More | Posted Jun 17, 2020
3/5 55% Resistance (2020) The result is strangely distracted, a pity for a story rich enough to be told just like it is.‐ Financial Times
Read More | Posted Jun 17, 2020
3/5 93% Dads (2020) Whatever you might call the opposite of a vengeful exposé - an imposé? - Dads is it, foregrounding the older Howard's work-life balance and emotional accessibility.‐ Financial Times
Read More | Posted Jun 17, 2020
3/5 68% Radioactive (2020) For all the flaws of the film, Pike's Curie is indelible, a genius haunted by unforeseen consequences.‐ Financial Times
Read More | Posted Jun 17, 2020
3/5 9% Artemis Fowl (2020) The best children's films look like they were a joy to make, a holiday on a movie set. Here, much of the fun was left out of the suitcase.‐ Financial Times
Read More | Posted Jun 11, 2020
4/5 100% The Australian Dream (2019) Goodes is now rebuilding his psyche. Less certain is that of Australia, a country that, like others, relies for its self-image on a certain amnesia.‐ Financial Times
Read More | Posted Jun 10, 2020
4/5 89% You Don't Nomi (2020) The lesson is obvious. Never to listen to critics.‐ Financial Times
Read More | Posted Jun 10, 2020
4/5 72% The King of Staten Island (2020) The tone is deeply curious - funny eventually, occasionally, wrapped in a 21st-century fug of sadness and Xanax.‐ Financial Times
Read More | Posted Jun 10, 2020
5/5 92% Da 5 Bloods (2020) The most vital film you will see this year.‐ Financial Times
Read More | Posted Jun 10, 2020
3/5 46% A Rainy Day in New York (2019) The tone is pointedly carefree, a wisp of a story kept afloat by young movie stars - Chalamet joined by Elle Fanning as sweethearts at a private college.‐ Financial Times
Read More | Posted Jun 3, 2020
4/5 89% Days of the Bagnold Summer (2019) Bird and writer Lisa Owens manage not only to mine repeated laughs from their basic gag - metal mayhem in Hornchurch Drive - but to do so sweetly rather than tweely.‐ Financial Times
Read More | Posted Jun 3, 2020
2/5 33% Guest of Honour (2020) Thewlis is fun to watch at work. Less so the film.‐ Financial Times
Read More | Posted Jun 3, 2020
3/5 83% The Uncertain Kingdom (2020) The project... has a powerful charge, a troubling mosaic of moving pictures.‐ Financial Times
Read More | Posted Jun 3, 2020
4/5 92% Krabi, 2562 (2019) Don't come expecting the film's 16mm shards to cohere into a conventional plot, and the see-saw between fiction and reality might cast a woozy spell of its own.‐ Financial Times
Read More | Posted Jun 3, 2020
4/5 94% Only the Animals (Seules les bêtes) (2019) The result is a dark little trifle, whipped up from the sad, strange business of being human.‐ Financial Times
Read More | Posted May 27, 2020
3/5 70% The High Note (2020) It's a shame. The movie aims higher than where it ends.‐ Financial Times
Read More | Posted May 27, 2020
3/5 60% The Last Full Measure (2020) In his final role, Fonda is given room to be wonderful - and so, of course, he is.‐ Financial Times
Read More | Posted May 27, 2020
5/5 92% The Vast of Night (2020) Great films arrive so rarely out of nowhere, you forget how thrilling it is when they do. Cue The Vast of Night, a sui generis knockout from first-time director Andrew Patterson...‐ Financial Times
Read More | Posted May 27, 2020
4/5 94% Women Make Film: A New Road Movie Through Cinema (2018) Cousins wants to show us the magic tricks of these gifted women. His own gift is to leave them seeming even more magical.‐ Financial Times
Read More | Posted May 20, 2020
4/5 87% The County (Héradid) (2019) If The County were just a beautifully judged account of one woman drawing a line in the snow, that much would be welcome. But there is more to chew on here - the logic of globalism, the lure of protectionism. All that and Stjórnin too.‐ Financial Times
Read More | Posted May 20, 2020
2/5 60% Have a Good Trip: Adventures in Psychedelics (2020) Anyone hoping Donick Cary's film might lead to the wider, weirder history of the subject matter - the CIA, youth culture, so on - will be disappointed.‐ Financial Times
Read More | Posted May 20, 2020
3/5 65% The Lovebirds (2020) With screwball as with a soufflé, the more blissfully airy the result, the more sweat you can bet has gone into making it.‐ Financial Times
Read More | Posted May 20, 2020
3/5 100% The Atom: A Love Affair (2020) Truth be told, the lovebird hook loses its novelty, but Lesley's film is filled with moreish detail.‐ Financial Times
Read More | Posted May 13, 2020
4/5 99% Never Rarely Sometimes Always (2020) In Flanagan, the film has a first-time actor with a veteran's confidence in her own stillness.‐ Financial Times
Read More | Posted May 13, 2020
4/5 93% Romantic Comedy (2019) Over a rolling collage of scenes and snippets, Sankey narrates a wry deconstruction of the films that were once the stuff of her suburban dreams.‐ Financial Times
Read More | Posted May 13, 2020
3/5 92% In Search of Greatness (2018) If my tone sounds peevish, yours might be too watching a film with the air of an essay by a bright undergraduate with pressing business elsewhere. Bring a red pen.‐ Financial Times
Read More | Posted May 13, 2020
3/5 66% Astronaut (2019) Dreyfuss remains as fine-tuned and charming an actor as he did the first time he stared longingly up at the heavens.‐ Financial Times
Read More | Posted May 6, 2020
4/5 100% Infinite Football (2018) The 70-minute running time passes like a brisk dream during a slightly delirious nap.‐ Financial Times
Read More | Posted May 6, 2020
3/5 93% Becoming (2020) A film about, among other things, the art of flawless surfaces - and a woman who has long had to master them.‐ Financial Times
Read More | Posted May 6, 2020
4/5 83% The Whistlers (2020) Porumboiu's goal is more obvious - having fun, with a candy-brightness that fans of his low-key oeuvre may take a moment to adjust to.‐ Financial Times
Read More | Posted May 6, 2020
4/5 100% Diana Kennedy: Nothing Fancy (2020) Kennedy... proves endlessly good company, curious, compassionate and beloved in the country where she has spent the bulk of her adult life.‐ Financial Times
Read More | Posted May 6, 2020
5/5 100% Mr. Klein (1976) A masterpiece of identity crisis - a mesmeric cat-and-mouse played out in dreadful, ever-lengthening shadows.‐ Financial Times
Read More | Posted Apr 29, 2020
4/5 91% Ema (2019) Normality consumed by chaos, and no one in sight - good films look relevant in the strangest times.‐ Financial Times
Read More | Posted Apr 29, 2020
4/5 92% The Assistant (2020) After a while, the question becomes not just what kind of industry allowed this to happen, but how many people still working in it now looked the other way.‐ Financial Times
Read More | Posted Apr 29, 2020
2/5 33% Rising High (Betonrausch) (2020) The idea is The Wolf of Wall Street Does Potsdamer Platz. Kaya is no Scorsese.‐ Financial Times
Read More | Posted Apr 29, 2020
100% Moffie (2019) Hermanus, a black South African making a film about apartheid troops, never loses perspective.‐ Financial Times
Read More | Posted Apr 23, 2020
4/5 95% Beastie Boys Story (2020) The question of what our old, younger selves would make of our new, older selves ticks away at the heart of the discreetly sage documentary Beastie Boys Story, a great concert film without a concert.‐ Financial Times
Read More | Posted Apr 23, 2020
3/5 81% Tigertail (2020) More potent is the sense of choices made young becoming faultlines through a life, creaking under us across decades and continents.‐ Financial Times
Read More | Posted Apr 23, 2020
3/5 68% Extraction (2020) If you can overlook the racial politics and are in the market for a film that does what Extraction does, Extraction does it in high style, a stuntman's symphony.‐ Financial Times
Read More | Posted Apr 22, 2020