Joseph Walsh Movie Reviews & Previews - Rotten Tomatoes

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
5/5 94% Women Make Film: A New Road Movie Through Cinema (2018) It's also encouraging to see a documentary that profiles such an expansive array of films that are culturally and racially inclusive.‐ The Arts Desk
Read More | Posted May 21, 2020
3/5 88% The County (Héradid) (2019) It's a rousing, naturalistic drama that portrays the tough realities of rural life.‐ The Arts Desk
Read More | Posted May 21, 2020
3/5 100% The Atom: A Love Affair (2020) Captured with an odd degree of lightness, [Vicki Lesley] makes an otherwise heavy subject accessible.‐ The Arts Desk
Read More | Posted May 19, 2020
4/5 83% The Whistlers (2020) Smart, well structured, and slick, The Whistlers is the film you should make someone watch who has said Romanian cinema isn't for them.‐ The Arts Desk
Read More | Posted May 13, 2020
4/5 100% Moffie (2019) Moffie is a tough but rewarding watch that will quicken your pulse and break your heart, showing wars are fought in more places than just the battlefield.‐ The Arts Desk
Read More | Posted Apr 24, 2020
3/5 70% Trolls World Tour (2020) At times the delivery feels muted, and the magic of the original isn't there. But, in its best moments, there's still that giddying rollercoaster effect, and enough toe-tapping tunes to keep you grinning.‐ The Arts Desk
Read More | Posted Apr 11, 2020
3/5 58% Four Kids and It (2020) The stakes are low and there's just enough slapstick and tomfoolery to keep things entertaining.‐ The Arts Desk
Read More | Posted Apr 5, 2020
4/5 94% System Crasher (Systemsprenger) (2019) Fingschied has rejected the typical 'rebel child' clichés and instead given us a film about a child starved of love and security, told with angst and honesty.‐ The Arts Desk
Read More | Posted Mar 31, 2020
4/5 97% Toni Morrison: The Pieces I Am (2019) A documentary that brims with love and admiration for Morrison's work and life.‐ The Arts Desk
Read More | Posted Mar 15, 2020
4/5 88% Misbehaviour (2020) Misbehaviour is an incredibly satisfying watch and highlights a wonderful moment in British history where a group of heroic women gathered together and said, 'Enough!'‐ The Arts Desk
Read More | Posted Mar 12, 2020
3/5 78% True History of the Kelly Gang (2020) A woozy, ethereal film, questioning the slippery nature of truth at its heart. ‐ The Skinny
Read More | Posted Mar 3, 2020
5/5 96% First Cow (2020) The American Frontier is given a tender twist...‐ The Arts Desk
Read More | Posted Mar 2, 2020
2/5 64% The Salt of Tears (Le sel des larmes) (2020) In the end, The Salt of Tears feels like Garrel is parodying his own work, with unintentionally laughable results.‐ The Arts Desk
Read More | Posted Mar 2, 2020
4/5 61% Minamata (2020) It's a fitting tribute to both Smith and the victims of an unnecessary tragedy, which detours from standard biopic fare towards something closer to the power of Smith's photographic essays.‐ The Arts Desk
Read More | Posted Mar 2, 2020
3/5 70% Siberia (2020) Watching on, you're left unsure whether to laugh or cry, leaving you in a state of nervous excitement for much of the film.‐ The Arts Desk
Read More | Posted Mar 2, 2020
5/5 99% Never Rarely Sometimes Always (2020) The reason for the film's title becomes devastatingly clear but, to feel its full force, is best viewed cold.‐ The Arts Desk
Read More | Posted Mar 2, 2020
4/5 59% My Salinger Year (2020) Philippe Falardeau's gentle adaptation is full of charm and intelligence.‐ The Arts Desk
Read More | Posted Mar 1, 2020
3/5 78% Birds of Prey (And the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn) (2020) Behind the gore and brutality, Birds of Prey is a smart-talking break-up film.‐ The Arts Desk
Read More | Posted Feb 7, 2020
3/5 76% Richard Jewell (2019) Nevertheless, whether or not you agree with Eastwood's politics, he's a director of undoubted skill who is tackling the mythos of America like no other.‐ The Arts Desk
Read More | Posted Feb 3, 2020
3/5 34% Seberg (2020) Despite the soap opera script from Anna Waterhouse and Joe Shrapnel, Stewart elevates what's on the page (and there isn't much) to something quite sublime‐ The Arts Desk
Read More | Posted Jan 13, 2020
4/5 52% Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker (2019) Abrams gives the saga one last epic push, delivering grand setpieces, derring-do duels, and a classic tale of good versus evil.‐ The Skinny
Read More | Posted Dec 18, 2019
3/5 22% Lucy in the Sky (2019) Without a doubt, Hawley is one to watch. He's one of the most visually daring directors working at the moment. But here, the material runs away with him.‐ The Arts Desk
Read More | Posted Dec 9, 2019
3/5 98% Varda by Agnès (2019) The late documentarian's final work is a literal master class: a filmed lecture during which she rambles enjoyably through her greatest hits.‐ Time Out
Read More | Posted Nov 22, 2019
4/5 52% 21 Bridges (2019) It's the kind of role Gary Cooper used to play, albeit in a dusty Western town rather than gritty New York.‐ Time Out
Read More | Posted Nov 22, 2019
4/5 82% The Report (2019) To call The Report 'urgent' or 'worthy' diminishes its power. It's none of these things - it's angry. Angry that such actions could take place in a modern, democratic, western society - and that's the point.‐ The Arts Desk
Read More | Posted Nov 18, 2019
3/5 72% The Aeronauts (2019) The action sequences will knock the wind from your lungs as the protagonists climb higher and higher.‐ The Arts Desk
Read More | Posted Nov 8, 2019
3/5 44% The Addams Family (2019) Will it have the timeless quality of the 90s versions? Unlikely. Yet, it's more treat than trick, even if it is Despicable Me in a vampire cape and a pair of devil horns shoved on its head.‐ The Arts Desk
Read More | Posted Oct 28, 2019
2/5 40% Maleficent: Mistress of Evil (2019) The plot is overstuffed and under-baked, trying desperately to kindle that spark of Disney magic, that never arrives.‐ The Arts Desk
Read More | Posted Oct 20, 2019
2/5 24% The Goldfinch (2019) The overall effect is akin to the porcelain mannequins in a store window at Christmas - pretty, but devoid of emotion.‐ The Arts Desk
Read More | Posted Sep 27, 2019
5/5 84% Ad Astra (2019) James Gray takes us on a breath-taking journey, reminding us that even at the edge of the galaxy it is our ability to hope and forgive that defines our humanity.‐ The Skinny
Read More | Posted Sep 11, 2019
3/5 95% Babyteeth (2020) Babyteeth is a funny, vibrant and deeply moving piece of work. Its flaws are the flaws of youth, overcompensating for boredom with frenetic hyperactivity.‐ CineVue
Read More | Posted Sep 5, 2019
4/5 96% Hail Satan? (2019) Lane is serious about giving the group a voice, highlighting the hypocrisy of religious attitudes in America.‐ The Arts Desk
Read More | Posted Aug 26, 2019
4/5 80% Photograph (2019) It's impossible to resist the charms of how gently Batra captures the characters' growing affection for one another.‐ The Arts Desk
Read More | Posted Aug 2, 2019
2/5 41% Vita & Virginia (2019) Vita and Virginia is a remarkably chaste and safe film given its wealthy subject matter, although it's a good looking period drama.‐ CineVue
Read More | Posted Jul 15, 2019
4/5 53% The Lion King (2019) The big hitters like I Just Can't Wait to be King and the beloved Hakuna Matata still have the same magic, even if the visuals are now in a lower, less-pantomime key.‐ The Skinny
Read More | Posted Jul 15, 2019
4/5 81% Sorry Angel (Plaire, aimer et courir vite) (2019) Honoré offers up a love story that lingers in the mind. The intensity of feeling and love between his characters will haunt you long after the credits have faded.‐ The Skinny
Read More | Posted Jul 12, 2019
5/5 83% Midsommar (2019) The sound design of Hereditary had your heart pounding with anxiety. Aster employs the same trick here in the opening scenes with significant effect, amplified by Pugh's harrowing howls of grief.‐ The Arts Desk
Read More | Posted Jul 4, 2019
3/5 91% Spider-Man: Far From Home (2019) As the final film in this MCU phase, the movie aims to bring audiences into a new era, but via the same concepts as the first Iron Man. It's all just a little lacklustre.‐ The Skinny
Read More | Posted Jul 2, 2019
4/5 64% The Flood (2019) An understated, lean film, shorn of flashy camerawork or narrative pyrotechnics. ‐ Time Out
Read More | Posted Jun 19, 2019
4/5 97% Toy Story 4 (2019) It feels ridiculous that a film about the secret lives of toys could teach us so much about the dynamics of love, materialism, and psychological development, but here we have it.‐ The Skinny
Read More | Posted Jun 17, 2019
5/5 90% The Lighthouse (2019) It leaves you dazed, terrified and elated, and it signals Eggers as one of the most exciting directors working today.‐ Time Out
Read More | Posted May 28, 2019
3/5 59% Matthias & Maxime (2019) Thankfully, this feature allows Dolan to step away from the enfant terrible image that has been thrust upon him. It's altogether more meditative - calmer, even - and all the better for it.‐ The Arts Desk
Read More | Posted May 26, 2019
5/5 85% Once Upon a Time In Hollywood (2019) It's outrageous, brash filmmaking that only Tarantino is capable of pulling off.‐ The Arts Desk
Read More | Posted May 24, 2019
4/5 99% Parasite (Gisaengchung) (2019) There are other similarities with his twisted 2013 sci-fi. Joon-Ho's use of contained spaces once again allows the director to navigate his subject matter very effectively.‐ The Arts Desk
Read More | Posted May 24, 2019
3/5 94% Rafiki (2019) While the premise of Rafiki is well-worn, the context of the film is not and Kahiu brings fresh zest to a familiar story which is told with spirit. This is partly due to captivating performances by the two newcomers, Samantha Mugatsia and Sheila Munyiva.‐ CineVue
Read More | Posted May 23, 2019
5/5 85% Once Upon a Time In Hollywood (2019) Once Upon a Time... in Hollywood's craft is bold, and Tarantino is at his most skilful.‐ iNews.co.uk
Read More | Posted May 23, 2019
3/5 57% Aladdin (2019) Will Smith is at his best when he makes the role his own, but he never quite captures the magic that made us fall in love with Genie the first time around.‐ Time Out
Read More | Posted May 22, 2019
3/5 89% Diego Maradona (2019) This documentary might be highly entertaining, but you don't feel that Kapadia has gotten under the skin of Maradona to the extent he did with Amy and Senna.‐ The Arts Desk
Read More | Posted May 21, 2019
2/5 97% Pain and Glory (Dolor y gloria) (2019) Banderas looks the part and does the best he can with the material provided.‐ The Arts Desk
Read More | Posted May 20, 2019
1/5 53% Destination Wedding (2018) While Reeves and Ryder have an undeniable charm, the film soon becomes very monotonous.‐ The Arts Desk
Read More | Posted May 11, 2019