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Keith Watson

Keith Watson
Keith Watson's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Slant Magazine

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
3.5/4 86% The Untamed (La región salvaje) (2017) Each brief glimpse of the creature's fleshy, slithering mass imbues the character drama with an aching sexual desire and, as the violent potential of the entity becomes clear, a mounting sense of dread.‐ Slant Magazine
Read More | Posted Jul 14, 2017
3.5/4 100% Paddington 2 (2018) Paddington 2 stands out for its atmosphere of homey cheer and profound belief in the harmonizing power of warmth, politeness, and the absurd.‐ Slant Magazine
Read More | Posted Jan 10, 2018
3.5/4 94% Foxtrot (2018) Icy absurdism and sorrowful ironies abound throughout Samuel Maoz's Foxtrot, whose laughs stick in your throat like the silent screams of its Job-like protagonist.‐ Slant Magazine
Read More | Posted Feb 25, 2018
3.5/4 100% Honeyland (2019) It reminds us that there's indeed a better way to interact with our planet—one rooted in patience, tradition, and a true respect for our surroundings.‐ Slant Magazine
Read More | Posted Mar 29, 2019
3.5/4 96% I Do Not Care If We Go Down in History as Barbarians (Îmi este indiferent daca în istorie vom intra ca barbari) (2019) Radu Jude's film is a bitterly comic essay on nationalist mythologies and historical amnesia.‐ Slant Magazine
Read More | Posted Jul 16, 2019
3/4 98% Get Out (2017) Throughout, Jordan Peele incisively probes the connection between the racism of the "liberal elite" and good old-fashioned white supremacy.‐ Slant Magazine
Read More | Posted Feb 23, 2017
3/4 90% One Week and a Day (Shavua ve Yom) (2017) One Week and a Day is a comedy that depicts the difficult period of transition from mourning back into normal life.‐ Slant Magazine
Read More | Posted Apr 23, 2017
3/4 88% Paint It Black (2017) It combines the brooding intensity of a slow-burn thriller with the high-flown ornamentation of a gothic melodrama.‐ Slant Magazine
Read More | Posted May 14, 2017
3/4 88% Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie (Captain Underpants) (2017) The film is packed with mirthful pranksterism, a vigorous anti-authoritarian streak, and literal potty humor.‐ Slant Magazine
Read More | Posted Jun 1, 2017
3/4 71% Annabelle: Creation (2017) Like Lights out, David F. Sandberg's previous film, Annabelle: Creation is a haunted-house horror story that plays on our primeval fear of the dark. ‐ Slant Magazine
Read More | Posted Aug 10, 2017
3/4 93% Bugs (2016) It begins as a gleeful deadpan comedy and ends up as an exasperated cri de cur against our current system of industrialized food production and distribution.‐ Slant Magazine
Read More | Posted Sep 25, 2017
3/4 97% Coco (2017) The film brings Pixar's customary emotional directness to a festive, reverent, and wide-ranging pastiche of Mexican culture.‐ Slant Magazine
Read More | Posted Nov 17, 2017
3/4 94% Birdboy: The Forgotten Children (Psiconautas, los niños olvidados) (2017) The film is a phantasmagoria of impressionistic horror, at once despairing, beautiful, haunting, and surreal.‐ Slant Magazine
Read More | Posted Dec 10, 2017
3/4 95% Outside In (2018) Lynn Shelton's film firmly resists supplying its main characters with easy, you-can-have-it-all answers. ‐ Slant Magazine
Read More | Posted Mar 25, 2018
3/4 75% Cocote (2018) Nelson Carlo de Los Santos's first fiction feature is a dazzling collage of styles and approaches in which every scene feels different from the one that came before.‐ Slant Magazine
Read More | Posted Mar 27, 2018
3/4 95% The Guardians (Les Gardiennes) (2018) The film captures the pictorial beauty of old-fashioned farm life, but director Xavier Beauvois is careful not to romanticize hard labor for its own sake.‐ Slant Magazine
Read More | Posted Apr 30, 2018
3/4 70% Adrift (2018) A simple, acutely observed love story that also happens to be a rousingly stripped-down tale of survival.‐ Slant Magazine
Read More | Posted Jun 1, 2018
3/4 91% Teen Titans Go! To the Movies (2018) Peter Rida Michail and Aaron Horvath's Teen Titans Go! To the Movies is a spastic, Mad magazine-style parody of comic-book movies for the age of superhero overload.‐ Slant Magazine
Read More | Posted Jul 25, 2018
3/4 97% The Guilty (Den skyldige) (2018) The Guilty is a taut chamber thriller dominated by the flinty yet highly emotive visage of actor Jakob Cedergren.‐ Slant Magazine
Read More | Posted Oct 14, 2018
3/4 100% Never-Ending Man: Hayao Miyazaki (2018) Kaku Arakawa's documentary is a candid snapshot of a great artist as an old man.‐ Slant Magazine
Read More | Posted Dec 8, 2018
3/4 100% The Venerable W (Le Vénérable W.) (2017) There's an ever-present sense of rage and despair burbling beneath the placid surface of Barbet Schroeder's film.‐ Slant Magazine
Read More | Posted Jan 1, 2019
3/4 100% Shiraz (1928) Only in the bittersweet final passages does Franz Osten achieve a few moments of genuinely moving melodrama.‐ Slant Magazine
Read More | Posted Jan 15, 2019
3/4 No Score Yet Never Fear (The Young Lovers) (1949) If the film ultimately seems to question Carol's courage, there's at least no doubt about Ida Lupino's own. ‐ Slant Magazine
Read More | Posted Jan 21, 2019
3/4 95% Styx (2019) The film is a penetrating an indictment of the bureaucratic obstacles placed in front of refugees.‐ Slant Magazine
Read More | Posted Feb 24, 2019
3/4 100% Los Reyes (2019) The film is a quietly radical attempt to view the world from a non-human perspective.‐ Slant Magazine
Read More | Posted Jul 25, 2019
3/4 87% Aquarela (2019) At heart, Aquarela is a war film: a cacophonous survey of the global battle between man and water.‐ Slant Magazine
Read More | Posted Aug 12, 2019
3/4 75% The Death of Dick Long (2019) Daniel Scheinert's film finds a very human vulnerability lurking beneath the strange and oafish behaviors of its male characters. ‐ Slant Magazine
Read More | Posted Sep 23, 2019
2.5/4 68% The Land (2016) Writer-director Steven Caple Jr.'s social-realist tendencies run up against some unconvincing genre elements.‐ Slant Magazine
Read More | Posted Jul 25, 2016
2.5/4 85% Other People (2016) The film is at its sharpest when Chris Kelly hands scenes over to his main character's family and friends. ‐ Slant Magazine
Read More | Posted Sep 6, 2016
2.5/4 90% A Man Called Ove (En man som heter Ove) (2016) It's emotionally manipulative, but its two leads find a core of humanity even in the most calculating plot machinations.‐ Slant Magazine
Read More | Posted Sep 26, 2016
2.5/4 98% Long Way North (Tout en haut du monde) (2016) Even if Long Way North's narrative makes for a bland frame, there's no denying the beauty of the picture it holds.‐ Slant Magazine
Read More | Posted Sep 27, 2016
2.5/4 53% London Town (2016) The film evinces a clear-eyed sense of the limits that a capitalistic society places on its working class. ‐ Slant Magazine
Read More | Posted Oct 3, 2016
2.5/4 76% Trolls (2016) Even in a film as pre-assembled as Trolls, the animators have just enough space to create moments of genuine artistry.‐ Slant Magazine
Read More | Posted Oct 30, 2016
2.5/4 85% Harry Benson: Shoot First (2016) While it offers ample opportunity to admire Benson's body of work, it provides few aesthetic delights of its own. ‐ Slant Magazine
Read More | Posted Dec 4, 2016
2.5/4 86% The Autopsy of Jane Doe (2016) This is cinema's most comprehensive look at the gruesome business of necropsy since The Act of Seeing with One's Own Eyes.‐ Slant Magazine
Read More | Posted Dec 16, 2016
2.5/4 56% Wheeler (2017) Ryan Ross's Wheeler is at its strongest as a showcase for Stephen Dorff's husky, lived-in performance. ‐ Slant Magazine
Read More | Posted Jan 30, 2017
2.5/4 98% Kedi (2017) Ceyda Torun's Kedi is an open, tender-hearted meditation on the relationship between felines and humans.‐ Slant Magazine
Read More | Posted Feb 4, 2017
2.5/4 36% The Great Wall (2017) This is an often beautiful film, unmistakably the work of a great director but also a clearly compromised one. ‐ Slant Magazine
Read More | Posted Feb 16, 2017
2.5/4 21% Collide (2017) It's difficult to begrudge a film that has the good sense to put so much stock in Ben Kingsley's hammy theatrics.‐ Slant Magazine
Read More | Posted Feb 23, 2017
2.5/4 78% Junction 48 (2017) At its best, the film demonstrates that no art is more political than that which depicts the lived experience of the oppressed with accuracy, empathy, and moral clarity.‐ Slant Magazine
Read More | Posted Feb 27, 2017
2.5/4 90% The Wound (Inxeba) (2017) The film settles into a familiar coming-of-age trajectory, but it's always enlivened by John Trengove's intimate, inquiring eye.‐ Slant Magazine
Read More | Posted Mar 13, 2017
2.5/4 97% Burden (2017) The film dispenses with sensationalism, engaging with Chris Burden's most notorious work on its own terms. ‐ Slant Magazine
Read More | Posted Apr 30, 2017
2.5/4 70% Buena Vista Social Club: Adios (2017) Lucy Walker's film is at its most incisive when it explores the historical development of son music.‐ Slant Magazine
Read More | Posted May 25, 2017
2.5/4 93% Wonder Woman (2017) Wonder Woman is a strong, at times even rousing, application of the superhero film formula, but it ultimately can't transcend the constraints of the genre.‐ Slant Magazine
Read More | Posted May 31, 2017
2.5/4 76% My Cousin Rachel (2017) After a while, the enigmatic nature of Rachel Weisz's character starts to feel less like an enticing mystery than a narrative trick.‐ Slant Magazine
Read More | Posted Jun 7, 2017
2.5/4 58% Despicable Me 3 (2017) If all this wackiness is only occasionally laugh-out-loud funny--the '80s references feel particularly played out--it's nonetheless executed with good-natured breeziness. ‐ Slant Magazine
Read More | Posted Jun 28, 2017
2.5/4 92% Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017) By partially demonstrating what a newer, fresher superhero movie might look like, Homecoming ultimately underlines its own genre-defined limitations.‐ Slant Magazine
Read More | Posted Jul 7, 2017
2.5/4 65% Footnotes (Sur quel pied danser) (2017) The ending cheapens the main character and weakens the film's firm commitment to the importance of workplace organizing. ‐ Slant Magazine
Read More | Posted Jul 9, 2017
2.5/4 84% The Villainess (Ak-Nyeo) (2017) When one finally puts together the pieces of the film's scattered narrative puzzle, The Villainess doesn't add up to all that much beyond a slick march toward an act of bloody revenge. ‐ Slant Magazine
Read More | Posted Aug 20, 2017
2.5/4 96% Trophy (2017) it goes a long way toward complicating our moral assumptions about trophy hunting, as well as a host of other wildlife issues, including conservation, poaching, rhino farms, and the proper balance between man and nature.‐ Slant Magazine
Read More | Posted Sep 2, 2017