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Ed Potton

Ed Potton
Ed Potton's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Times (UK)

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
4/5 No Score Yet Everything: The Real Thing Story (2019) While Sheridan's film can be formulaic, it's an invaluable document of a different era of racial intolerance.‐ Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Jan 23, 2020
3/5 13% The Turning (2020) The elements are familiar - jump scares, creaking doors, mutilated dolls, tailor's dummies, reflections in mirrors and windows - but they are combined with skill. The hairs on my arms rose at least twice.‐ Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Jan 23, 2020
4/5 94% Being There (1979) Gently directed by Hal Ashby, this satire of a ruling class in which nobody knows anything is almost plausible, and certainly topical.‐ Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Jan 17, 2020
4/5 100% Midnight Traveler (2019) Shot entirely on iPhones, the Afghan director's charming and moving documentary charts his three-year flight with his young family from Tajikistan, where they had failed to find asylum, 3,500 miles to the west.‐ Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Jan 17, 2020
3/5 92% Weathering with You (2020) Shinkai... has created another world to lose yourself in.‐ Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Jan 17, 2020
4/5 79% El Topo (1970) It's tempting to say they don't make films like this any more, but I'm not sure anyone has ever made them like Jodorowsky.‐ Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Jan 10, 2020
3/5 63% Line of Duty (2019) Yet you find yourself rooting for this cliché-soaked throwback.‐ Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Jan 3, 2020
4/5 76% Spies in Disguise (2019) Geek and hero make for a decent enough odd couple; geek and pigeon are often a hoot.‐ Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Dec 27, 2019
1/5 6% The Courier (2019) Save for the game Kurylenko, it should be bed without supper for everyone involved here.‐ Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Dec 19, 2019
1/5 40% Black Christmas (2019) The final half-hour brings ludicrous supernatural developments, some astonishing leaps in deduction from Riley and the least dramatic unmasking in screen history.‐ Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Dec 13, 2019
4/5 93% Honey Boy (2019) Playing out mainly in the skid-row motel in Los Angeles where father and son live, Alma Har'el's dreamlike film leavens the grimness with humanity and humour...‐ Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Dec 9, 2019
4/5 97% Ordinary Love (2020) Sure, it's sometimes tough going, but the hardship and fear are laced with wit, warmth and a comforting sense of authenticity.‐ Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Dec 9, 2019
4/5 64% Ironweed (1987) If you enjoyed Richard E Grant and Melissa McCarthy as on-the-skids New Yorkers in Can You Ever Forgive Me?, here's an even starrier example of Hollywood poverty porn.‐ Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Dec 3, 2019
4/5 91% The Biggest Little Farm (2019) What a lovely, soul-feeding film this is.‐ Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Dec 3, 2019
5/5 89% The Two Popes (2019) Its greatest value, ultimately, is not as a theocratic commentary, but as a testament to the possibility of deep, rewarding friendship under unlikely, even impossible circumstances.‐ Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Dec 3, 2019
4/5 96% I Lost My Body (2019) It's a strange, sad yarn, full of yearning.‐ Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Nov 25, 2019
4/5 73% Harriet (2019) It's a rousing piece of film-making from Lemmons.‐ Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Nov 21, 2019
4/5 92% Ford v Ferrari (2019) It's a far from perfect film, but a richly entertaining one, with a twist that only devoted petrolheads will know is coming.‐ Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Nov 18, 2019
4/5 80% The Amazing Johnathan Documentary (2019) It's compelling stuff: funny, moving and, yes, often amazing. Johnathan is a slippery subject, but in Berman he has a committed chronicler, who is even prepared to smoke meth with him on camera.‐ Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Nov 18, 2019
3/5 46% Last Christmas (2019) You don't want to spoil it - it's silly, but satisfying as a plum pudding.‐ Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Nov 18, 2019
4/5 73% Léon: The Professional (1994) Luc Besson's first English-language hit is, like much of the Frenchman's work, less than subtle, yet it is stylish, disturbing and weirdly moving.‐ Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Nov 11, 2019
2/5 42% A Dog Called Money (2019) It's often striking but at times feels close to misery tourism, especially when intercut with Harvey's public recording sessions at Somerset House in London, which doubled as an installation.‐ Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Nov 11, 2019
4/5 91% Luce (2019) Adapted by Onah and JC Lee from Lee's play of the same name, it's chilling and provocative, sharply written and sensationally acted by a cast of big-hitters and unknowns.‐ Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Nov 8, 2019
4/5 96% To Catch a Thief (1955) It's not one of Hitch's most profound films, but it remains a twinkling, innuendo-laden pleasure, with Grant, Kelly and the French Riviera vying for your attention.‐ Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Nov 3, 2019
3/5 59% Tales from the Lodge (2019) It creaks at times, but, crucially, it never takes itself too seriously.‐ Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Nov 3, 2019
4/5 97% Making Waves: The Art of Cinematic Sound (2019) You wouldn't seize on film sound as the sexiest of subjects, yet Midge Costin's documentary is a doozy, as inspiring as it is informative.‐ Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Nov 3, 2019
4/5 51% Earthquake Bird (2019) It's slightly silly, but generally engrossing. And Vikander really does give good sulk.‐ Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Nov 3, 2019
3/5 44% The Addams Family (2019) If it ultimately feels a bit thin - more stylish pastiche than full-blooded reanimation - it should still distract your little terrors for an hour and a half.‐ Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Oct 28, 2019
2/5 52% Black and Blue (2019) This is a film that pulls off the impressive trick of being gritty and cheesy at the same time.‐ Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Oct 28, 2019
4/5 100% Mystify: Michael Hutchence (2020) [A] strikingly original portrait of an enigmatic man.‐ Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Oct 20, 2019
2/5 67% Zombieland: Double Tap (2019) After film No 2, it may be best if this franchise doesn't rise again either.‐ Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Oct 20, 2019
5/5 100% Singin' in the Rain (1952) Is Singin' in the Rain the finest movie musical of them all? There are none better in my book.‐ Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Oct 20, 2019
4/5 98% Shaun the Sheep Movie: Farmageddon (2019) Justin Fletcher, aka Mr Tumble, is again on hand to provide Shaun's bleats and shrieks, and the slapstick is on the money, as is the visual characterisation, whether human, ovine or extraterrestrial.‐ Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Oct 18, 2019
4/5 91% El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie (2019) El Camino, which Gilligan wrote and directed, is a powerful and unshowy epilogue to an expertly told saga. It's slow, yes, and not overburdened with action, but pace and spills are not what turn Gilligan on.‐ Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Oct 15, 2019
4/5 64% The Day Shall Come (2019) Witty and surreal, yes, savagely satirical and often chilling, but it's not really rolling-in-the-aisles material.‐ Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Oct 15, 2019
4/5 81% Abominable (2019) Yet the Miyazaki-style magic and gentle subversion of Jill Culton's film stops it from feeling like an extended tourist promo. The 12ft dandelions are a delight.‐ Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Oct 15, 2019
3/5 100% Hitsville: The Making Of Motown (2019) Benjamin and Gabe Turner's documentary is an unashamed lovebomb, with Stevie Wonder and Little Richard laying it on thick, and much back-slapping between Gordy and his best friend, Smokey Robinson.‐ Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Oct 4, 2019
4/5 95% Good Posture (2019) Yes, it's another tale of agonised yet essentially comfortable creatives living in nice houses, but one that's elevated by canny writing and layered performances.‐ Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Oct 4, 2019
4/5 88% Ready or Not (2019) [A] delicious romp with a game heroine that never takes itself too seriously, and has some pointed things to say about the class system.‐ Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Sep 28, 2019
3/5 75% Salò o le 120 giornate di Sodoma (Salò, or the 120 Days of Sodom) (1979) There was a point to all this foulness; Pasolini was commenting on the dehumanising effect of fascism, with reference to Proust, Nietzsche and Dante's circles of Hell. You'll still want a shower afterwards, though.‐ Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Sep 28, 2019
3/5 76% Hotel Mumbai (2019) It's a tense and sometimes moving directorial debut for Maras, an Australian who until now has specialised in shorts.‐ Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Sep 27, 2019
5/5 96% High Noon (1952) Few westerns have conveyed fear so potently as Kane tries to persuade the townsfolk to stand against Miller and his gang, while the clock runs down in real time.‐ Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Sep 20, 2019
4/5 99% Honeyland (2019) Although it starts as a meditation on the hardship and rhythms of rural life, Ljubomir Stefanov and Tamara Kotevska's documentary becomes something more intimate.‐ Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Sep 12, 2019
2/5 87% Hustlers (2019) Yet, while it's superficially entertaining, this true-life tale of the lap dancers who drugged their clients and maxed out their credit cards is, like visiting a strip club, ultimately a bit depressing.‐ Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Sep 12, 2019
5/5 99% The Third Man (1949) Seventy years on such sombreness seems timely, as does Harry Lime, Welles's deliciously elusive antihero.‐ Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Sep 7, 2019
1/5 80% Minuscule - Mandibles from Far Away (2018) The story, however, is a massive snoozefest, drawing heavily on Pixar favourites from Finding Nemo, to Up, to, most obviously, A Bug's Life.‐ Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Sep 7, 2019
2/5 27% A Million Little Pieces (2019) This one is acted with commitment and often beautifully shot (a crucial event is shown reflected in the polished surface of a bathtub), but adds little to what has gone before.‐ Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Aug 31, 2019
4/5 94% The Mustang (2019) Animals have been coaxing the soft side out of tough guys since Clint Eastwood co-starred with an orangutan, yet there's still something poignant about this meathead engaging with a warmer world.‐ Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Aug 31, 2019
3/5 52% The Informer (2020) It's nothing we've not seen before, but it's pulled off with slick effectiveness and has enough bumps in the road to demand your attention to the end.‐ Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Aug 31, 2019
1/5 65% Asterix: The Secret of the Magic Potion (Astérix - Le secret de la potion magique) (2018) The best that can be said of it is that there's nothing wrong with the glossy computer animation, but the plot is yawningly convoluted and, like many foreign-language animations, the script travels abysmally.‐ Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Aug 31, 2019