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Laura Bushell

Laura Bushell
Laura Bushell's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s):, Film4, Little White Lies

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
4/5 82% Noordzee, Texas (North Sea Texas) (2012) Brilliant, affecting filmmaking. A beautiful love story.‐ Little White Lies
Read More | Posted Apr 5, 2012
3/5 100% An African Election (2011) Timely and balanced, this is a great insight into an otherwise closed process, but would it be more at home on TV?‐ Little White Lies
Read More | Posted Nov 24, 2011
2/5 56% Broken Lines (2008) Broken Lines is all about Bettany, who gives a fantastic performance. But even he can't paper over the cracks.‐ Little White Lies
Read More | Posted Sep 29, 2011
4/5 90% My Dog Tulip (2010) Quirky and bittersweet, a treat for dog lovers and the dogless alike.‐ Little White Lies
Read More | Posted May 5, 2011
3/5 69% Oranges And Sunshine (2011) This is a solid debut, but the hangover from Loach's TV past looks large on the big screen.‐ Little White Lies
Read More | Posted Mar 31, 2011
5/5 96% The Arbor (2011) This is a deeply resonant piece of filmmaking that leaves you sure of one thing -- there's always more than one truth.‐ Little White Lies
Posted Oct 21, 2010
4/5 84% Beautiful Kate (2009) Beautifully acted and shot, this isn't comforting cinema but is bold and haunting, marking Ward out as a director of note.‐ Little White Lies
Posted Aug 3, 2010
3/5 63% The Joneses (2010) The Joneses never makes it into full on satire but is smart and clear enough in its setup not to have to spell out a message in some soapy conclusion.‐ Little White Lies
Posted Apr 23, 2010
2/5 77% Julie & Julia (2009) Julie & Julia seems satisfied to fall short of its potential - whether as an insightful romantic comedy or an exploration of food lust - relying on Streep to carry the film with her witty turn as Child.‐ Little White Lies
Posted Sep 11, 2009
3/5 73% Rudo y Cursi (2009) It's a tale of two humble Mexican boys filmed with rough-around-the-edges production values and lots of energy, whose appeal will stretch to footie fans who wouldn't normally park themselves in front of a subtitled film.‐ Little White Lies
Posted Jul 3, 2009
100% The Philadelphia Story (1940) Romantic comedies are rarely this fabulous.‐ Film4
Read More | Posted Apr 23, 2009
4/5 98% Anvil! The Story of Anvil (2009) Anvil! is hilarious and painful by turns, much like Spinal Tap, but with the added pathos of knowing these guys are real.‐ Little White Lies
Posted Feb 20, 2009
89% Dial M for Murder (1954) A modest thriller in comparison to Hitchcock's later works, but one that's nonetheless taut and cleverly managed.‐ Film4
Read More | Posted Aug 24, 2008
3/5 65% Stop-Loss (2008) Stop Loss takes some time out from the argument over the validity of the war to ask a question closer to home - whether the emotional battlefield America subjects its young soldiers to is actually worth it.‐
Read More | Posted Apr 25, 2008
2/5 11% Fool's Gold (2008) Like Tess and Finn, the makers of Fool's Gold are motivated by lucre, not love.‐
Read More | Posted Apr 18, 2008
3/5 51% Leatherheads (2008) It's good-looking, good-natured and sophisticated, but Leatherheads can't choose between football biopic or screwball romance.‐
Read More | Posted Apr 11, 2008
2/5 27% Step Up 2 the Streets (2008) Will dance triumph over adversity? Will love between two attractive vacuous actors conquer all?‐
Read More | Posted Mar 25, 2008
93% You Can't Take It With You (1938) Demonstrates Capra's skill at tweaking the heartstrings as well as the funny bone.‐ Film4
Read More | Posted Feb 20, 2008
98% It Happened One Night (1934) With Gable and Colbert on top form this is a charming and memorable comedy.‐ Film4
Read More | Posted Feb 19, 2008
2/5 31% The Good Night (2007) Sadly not the stuff of dreams.‐
Read More | Posted Jan 18, 2008
5/5 96% 4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days (2007) Brilliant.‐
Read More | Posted Jan 15, 2008
2/5 33% Closing the Ring (2007) The film hangs on themes of lost love, longing and lies buried deep in family history, but with a tonne of sentimentality and mawkishness to carry it really drags its feet.‐
Read More | Posted Dec 28, 2007
2/5 28% Alvin and the Chipmunks (2007) With such a thin plot, the CGI here is adequate yet underwhelming, and the same can be said for the gags‐
Read More | Posted Dec 18, 2007
3/5 70% The Magic Flute (2006) A huge budget allows for spectacular CGI sequences and Branagh concocts some startlingly inspired ways to accompany Mozart's music in visuals.‐
Read More | Posted Nov 29, 2007
4/5 93% Blame It on Fidel (La Faute a Fidel) (2006) What makes this film a real gem is Kervel's brilliant performance, personifying this stage of growing up with a perfect balance of bratishness, bright intellect, humour and innocence. She's a revelation.‐
Read More | Posted Oct 19, 2007
4/5 97% Once (2007) In some places the camerawork feels a little underwhelming, and at times the leads' inexperience in acting shows up in comparison to their musical performances, but overall it works as a quiet, wistful modern romance.‐
Read More | Posted Oct 19, 2007
3/5 54% Manufacturing Dissent (2007) The problem in making a documentary about Moore, though, is that it probably won't be as interesting as a documentary made by him, even if his techniques are used.‐
Read More | Posted Oct 5, 2007
3/5 91% Michael Clayton (2007) It's all very smooth, but the problem is it's also a bit anodyne and unlikely to hold up in comparisons to Clooney's other 'serious' films, whose stories have more to offer underneath the polish.‐
Read More | Posted Sep 28, 2007
2/5 27% Evening (2007) Evening is a slow burner, so slow in fact the credits roll before it ever gets going.‐
Read More | Posted Sep 21, 2007
4/5 85% In the Hands of the Gods (2007) Lest we think that all youths in sportswear are out to mug us, energetic documentary In the Hands of the Gods shows there are at least five British boys in hoodies who've got something positive to do.‐
Read More | Posted Sep 14, 2007
3/5 50% Someone Else (2006) Someone Else is the top end of indie filmmaking, with a polished script and even shinier cinematography from Trevor Forrest, but it's low-key enough not to verge onto Richard Curtis territory.‐
Read More | Posted Sep 7, 2007
3/5 75% Transylvania (2006) Gatlif's vision of life on the open road is highly (sometimes overly) romantic, peppered with lively music and striking landscapes: it's the feeding of the senses that takes priority over plotting or polish in Transylvania.‐
Read More | Posted Aug 10, 2007
3/5 No Score Yet The Devil's Wanton (1949) Good for fans of the director but perhaps too heavy going for an afternoon in front of the television.‐ Film4
Read More | Posted Jul 30, 2007
2/5 82% Live Free or Die Hard (2007) It's less yippe-kay-yay, more yippee-kay-maybe.‐
Read More | Posted Jul 6, 2007
4/5 74% La Vie en Rose (La Mome) (2007) Fractured portrait of the singer is centred by some glorious samples of her music and a sterling central performance from Marion Cotillard.‐
Read More | Posted Jun 19, 2007
3/5 94% Ne le Dis à Personne (Tell No One) (2006) Brilliant action set pieces.‐
Read More | Posted Jun 15, 2007
3/5 84% Independent Lens (2006) A worthy look at an exploitation that really shouldn't exist in this day and age, Black Gold will hopefully shock audiences into looking for the Fairtrade symbol next time they're in the supermarket.‐ Film4
Read More | Posted Jun 8, 2007
91% Alphaville (1965) A perfect example of Godard shaking up convention and exploring new ways of making cinema, Alphaville is challenging in places and thematically familiar in others.‐ Film4
Read More | Posted May 29, 2007
2/5 30% Goya's Ghosts (2007) Despite noteworthy attention to period detail in production and costume design, these are not enough to carry the film's confused plot.‐
Read More | Posted May 4, 2007
3/5 No Score Yet Sound Of Rio: Brasileirinho (2007) The film is light on fact, but the interviewees are articulate about modern choro.‐
Read More | Posted Mar 23, 2007
3/5 88% Funny Ha Ha (2003) Low budget and intimate, perhaps to the point of belonging on the small screen rather than the cinema, its still an intelligent and unpretentious slice of life true American life.‐
Read More | Posted Mar 16, 2007
86% Piccadilly (1929) A drama of sexual and racial politics set against the buzz of jazz-age London culture, Piccadilly is an incredibly modern silent film featuring a career-best performance from Anna May Wong.‐ Film4
Read More | Posted Jul 3, 2004
2/5 22% 9 Dead Gay Guys (2002) Unfortunately director Mo Lab is so caught up in flashy visuals that he misses the fact that the script is badly structured and stuffed with cringe-worthy gags.‐
Read More | Posted Aug 27, 2003
85% The Sure Thing (1985) A sweet film with many laugh-out-loud moments, this is what teen comedies were like before apple pies entered the equation.‐ Film4
Read More | Posted May 24, 2003
90% Stage Fright (1950) Fun rather than thrilling, this duplicitous tale certainly isn't Stranger On A Train, but Hitchcock's weak films are still better than most.‐ Film4
Read More | Posted May 24, 2003
73% Green for Danger (1947) A hugely likeable gem of postwar British film.‐ Film4
Read More | Posted May 24, 2003
93% La Bête Humaine (Judas Was a Woman)(The Human Beast) (1938) The central performances in this tragic love triangle are brilliant and utterly convincing.‐ Film4
Read More | Posted May 24, 2003
97% Tristana (1970) Arguably among Buñuel's most accessible films, Tristana illustrates how the director channeled his personal vision into his work, even when the outcome was more mundane than his most lauded surrealist works.‐ Film4
Read More | Posted May 24, 2003
4/5 94% Summertime (1955) As a coming-of-age story it remains touching. As a showcase for Katharine Hepburn, it is superb.‐ Film4
Read More | Posted May 24, 2003
3/5 82% Barbershop (2002) In the age of photo messaging and web chats, Barbershop is a warm-hearted reminder that there's nothing like conversation between real people.‐
Read More | Posted Feb 18, 2003