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Katie Smith-Wong

Katie Smith-Wong
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
5/5 93% Looper (2012) Complex, entertaining yet brimming with intelligence, Looper needs to be watched - easily one of the smartest films this year.‐ Musings of Guitargalchina
Read More | Posted Nov 26, 2019
5/5 95% The Muppets (2011) The Muppets is a sugar-coated treat that you can enjoy again and again. ‐ Musings of Guitargalchina
Read More | Posted Dec 10, 2019
5/5 91% Zero Dark Thirty (2013) [Bigelow's] direction... delivers an intensity rarely seen in today's cinema and as the dramatisation plays out to its emotional and thrilling climax, you cannot help but feel a sense of true accomplishment in front and behind the camera.‐ Musings of Guitargalchina
Read More | Posted Nov 26, 2019
5/5 86% The Raid: Redemption (2012) Thrilling, fast-paced and never a dull moment.‐ Musings of Guitargalchina
Read More | Posted Dec 10, 2019
5/5 96% Argo (2012) You cannot call it a comedy, you cannot even call it a straight book-to-film adaptation - but you can call Argo so many other things: a satirical political thriller, gripping, tense...and fantastic.‐ Musings of Guitargalchina
Read More | Posted Nov 26, 2019
5/5 93% Whiplash (2014) Compelling, stunning and exhilarating, there are not enough superlatives to describe Whiplash and the impact of its lead performances.‐ Flick Feast
Read More | Posted Nov 19, 2019
5/5 91% Birdman (2014) Birdman is essentially a simple story that is made extraordinary by its direction, cast and concept.‐ Musings of Guitargalchina
Read More | Posted Nov 26, 2019
5/5 94% War for the Planet of the Apes (2017) Emotional, action-packed and beautifully shot, War for the Planet of the Apes delivers something that some film franchises have failed - a brilliant threequel.‐ Flick Feast
Read More | Posted Nov 12, 2019
5/5 91% La La Land (2016) La La Land triumphs in its simplicity, as Chazelle seamlessly transitions witty dialogue with beautifully choreographed numbers in a heartbeat.‐ Flick Feast
Read More | Posted Nov 14, 2019
5/5 93% Dunkirk (2017) [O]ne of the most captivating and compelling films of the year so far.‐ Flick Feast
Read More | Posted Nov 12, 2019
5/5 97% The Hate U Give (2018) The Hate U Give is poignant, significant and incredibly relevant.‐ Flick Feast
Read More | Posted Nov 8, 2019
5/5 97% Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (2018) Combined with the fast-paced action sequences and an energetic soundtrack, the film is a heady cocktail of entertainment.‐ Flick Feast
Read More | Posted Nov 8, 2019
5/5 95% Roma (2018) By paying homage to his childhood, [Cuarón] has created a simple yet jaw-droppingly beautiful film that can only be seen as one thing: a visual masterpiece.‐ Flick Feast
Read More | Posted Nov 8, 2019
5/5 99% Parasite (Gisaengchung) (2019) Stunning and intricate, it is simply brilliant.‐ Flick Feast
Read More | Posted Jan 27, 2020
5/5 99% For Sama (2019) Its rawness and poignancy make it heartbreaking but its focus on an ongoing political issue makes it relevant. Powerful and evocative, For Sama is an essential watch.‐ Flick Feast
Read More | Posted Sep 23, 2019
5/5 95% Marriage Story (2019) Thanks to Driver and Johansson, this is a story that cannot be missed.‐ Flick Feast
Read More | Posted Oct 6, 2019
4.5/5 92% Marvel's The Avengers (2012) Overall, Marvel's Avengers Assemble is fun, funny and downright entertaining. Joss Whedon did good.‐ Musings of Guitargalchina
Read More | Posted Dec 10, 2019
4.5/5 92% The Cabin in the Woods (2012) Disgusting at times and fun in others, The Cabin in the Woods is like a breath of fresh air to an exhausted genre.‐ Musings of Guitargalchina
Read More | Posted Dec 10, 2019
4.5/5 99% A Separation (2011) [T]he X Factor in A Separation lies with its cast, bringing the extraordinary out of the seemingly ordinary.‐ Musings of Guitargalchina
Read More | Posted Dec 10, 2019
4.5/5 85% Chronicle (2012) Chronicle is like a geeky kid's wet dream.‐ Musings of Guitargalchina
Read More | Posted Dec 10, 2019
4.5/5 87% Django Unchained (2012) Django is another gem in Tarantino's crown.‐ Musings of Guitargalchina
Read More | Posted Dec 9, 2019
4.5/5 90% The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (2013) Exciting, engaging and overall better than The Hunger Games, Catching Fire escapes being labelled as the 'dreaded sequel'.‐ Flick Feast
Read More | Posted Nov 21, 2019
4.5/5 79% Shame (2011) Shame is one of this year's boldest dramas. ‐ Musings of Guitargalchina
Read More | Posted Dec 10, 2019
4.5/5 69% Les Misérables (2012) Epic in every sense of the word though occasionally unpolished as an uncut diamond, Les Misérables stirs the heart and soul of every musical fan.‐ Flick Feast
Read More | Posted Nov 26, 2019
4.5/5 95% The Imposter (2012) Intermingling with archive home videos from Nicholas to reenactments on key events, Layton weaves an intriguing tale of emotional turmoil and deceit. ‐ Musings of Guitargalchina
Read More | Posted Dec 9, 2019
4.5/5 90% X-Men: Days of Future Past (2014) Days of Future Past is easily the best X-Men film since X2. ‐ Flick Feast
Read More | Posted Nov 20, 2019
4.5/5 98% Before Midnight (2013) Painfully honest, refreshing with wonderful lead performances, Before Midnight is an intimate and charming comedy drama. ‐ Musings of Guitargalchina
Read More | Posted Nov 26, 2019
4.5/5 93% Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens (2015) With its nostalgic tone, great dialogue and simple-yet-effective story, The Force Awakens is a strong comeback for the franchise.‐ Flick Feast
Read More | Posted Nov 18, 2019
4.5/5 81% The Raid 2 (2014) The Raid 2 successfully captures the exhilaration and unadulterated entertainment that comes from a truly great martial arts film. ‐ Flick Feast
Read More | Posted Nov 20, 2019
4.5/5 96% Blue Ruin (2014) Blue Ruin is not a truly organic story in terms of originality, but its brutal take on revenge and [Macon] Blair's mesmerising performance makes it one of the year's best films that no-one will have heard of.‐ Musings of Guitargalchina
Read More | Posted Nov 26, 2019
4.5/5 95% Her (2013) Overall, Her is a beautiful film - wonderful acting, great story and dreamy soundtrack. Miss it and you'll miss out.‐ Flick Feast
Read More | Posted Nov 20, 2019
4.5/5 46% Wish I Was Here (2014) Overall, Wish I Was Here is beautiful, touching and sensitive without over-exaggerating its dramas. ‐ Flick Feast
Read More | Posted Nov 20, 2019
4.5/5 87% Gone Girl (2014) Gone Girl is gritty yet glamorous, creating a suspenseful and calculating masterpiece.‐ Flick Feast
Read More | Posted Nov 20, 2019
4.5/5 97% Paddington (2015) Sweet, charming and visually lovely, it is one of 2014's biggest surprises and one of the best family films of the year.‐ Flick Feast
Read More | Posted Nov 19, 2019
4.5/5 90% Obvious Child (2014) Obvious Child wears its heart on its sleeve and in doing so, has put itself as one of the most natural romantic comedies in recent years.‐ Flick Feast
Read More | Posted Nov 20, 2019
4.5/5 91% Dear White People (2014) Dear White People is sharp, entertaining and probably the coolest film of LFF 2014.‐ Flick Feast
Read More | Posted Nov 20, 2019
4.5/5 96% What We Do In The Shadows (2015) Overall, What We Do In The Shadows not only sets the standard for a great vampire comedy, but also as a great comedy for 2014.‐ Flick Feast
Read More | Posted Nov 19, 2019
4.5/5 96% '71 (2015) In '71, [Yann] DeMange creates a well-paced, gripping feature. ‐ Flick Feast
Read More | Posted Nov 20, 2019
4.5/5 92% Ex Machina (2015) Beautifully told, stunning with occasional outbursts of humour... Ex Machina will leave you reeling.‐ Flick Feast
Read More | Posted Nov 19, 2019
4.5/5 No Score Yet Vie sauvage (2014) Thought-provoking, engaging with a strong performance by Kassovitz, Wild Life provides a very different insight to the troubles of a single parent.‐ Flick Feast
Read More | Posted Dec 11, 2019
4.5/5 93% Room (2015) With regards to the performances, Larson and Tremblay are, in a word, outstanding. They share an unmistakable chemistry and bring equally emotional performances out of each other. ‐ Flick Feast
Read More | Posted Nov 19, 2019
4.5/5 94% Arrival (2016) Arrival is astonishing, thought-provoking filmmaking with a career-defining role for [Amy] Adams.‐ Flick Feast
Read More | Posted Nov 14, 2019
9/10 98% Portrait of a Lady on Fire (Portrait de la jeune fille en feu) (2020) Beautiful, bold and sensual, it is stunning to watch.‐ VODzilla.co
Read More | Posted Feb 28, 2020
4/5 90% Shazam! (2019) Combining honed comedic talent and likeable charm, MCU alumni Levi makes Shazam his own as he brilliantly plays the awkward superhero-in-training. ‐ Flick Feast
Read More | Posted Nov 7, 2019
4/5 92% Skyfall (2012) Thrilling, smart yet slightly overlong, Skyfall is more than a film - it is a statement. Welcome back, Mr Bond.‐ Musings of Guitargalchina
Read More | Posted Dec 9, 2019
4/5 83% Ant-Man (2015) Ant-Man perfectly ties into the current stage of the cinematic universe, while playing on the strengths of making a great lead character.‐ Flick Feast
Read More | Posted Nov 19, 2019
4/5 89% The World's End (2013) Sharp, smart and funny, [Edgar] Wright has played this to a tee.‐ Flick Feast
Read More | Posted Nov 21, 2019
4/5 78% Brave (2012) However, what the film lacks in originality, it makes up for in technical and animated excellence.‐ Musings of Guitargalchina
Read More | Posted Dec 9, 2019
4/5 86% Puss in Boots (2011) It was fun, action packed and the animation was well-put together - a charming flick.‐ Musings of Guitargalchina
Read More | Posted Dec 11, 2019
4/5 86% The Pirates! Band of Misfits (2012) The result is a hurrah for the return of Aardman's finest. Easily their most enjoyable film since Wallace & Gromit.‐ Musings of Guitargalchina
Read More | Posted Nov 27, 2019