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Leslie Felperin

Leslie Felperin
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
3/5 96% The Gangster, the Cop, the Devil (2019) Like so many of the genre that hail from Seoul and its suburbs, this one punches well above its weight with an inventive reworking of well-worn plot tropes and slick production values.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Nov 14, 2019
1/5 No Score Yet Devil in Red (2019) The sprinkling of casually amoral violence and mild misogyny are just the CBD gummies on the rancid cake of stupid that is this waste of hard drive memory.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Nov 13, 2019
3/5 15% Arctic Dogs (2019) There are some wry, self-referential jokes and the animators are good at facial expressions and powdery, polar landscape textures.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Nov 7, 2019
2/5 No Score Yet Rise of the Footsoldier: The Spanish Heist (2019) The whole thing is horribly nihilistic and cheerful all at once.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Nov 7, 2019
79% Get Santa (2014) [A]s they say in merry old England, a curate's egg, good in parts. Some parts - the solid cast, a few well-turned one-liners - are really quite good indeed, although viewers have to wade through a moderate fug of reindeer fart jokes to get to them.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Nov 5, 2019
3/5 59% Tales from the Lodge (2019) There's something primally satisfying about the episodic structure, a narrative pattern that after all goes back to Chaucer.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Oct 31, 2019
4/5 100% Chained for Life (2019) This low-budget film written and directed by Aaron Schimberg is almost every kind of strange, and yet it has an amiable warmth and an inexhaustible reserve of originality that make it compelling as hell.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Oct 24, 2019
2/5 No Score Yet Connect (2019) Working with sketchy characters who are little more than clusters of symptoms, the actors seem to be flailing to breathe life into the material.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Oct 23, 2019
No Score Yet Eternal Beauty (2019) Creating a highly unusual and welcome look at schizophrenia that neither demonizes those with the condition nor patronizes them as suffering martyrs, British drama Eternal Beauty pulls off a tricky feat.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Oct 21, 2019
3/5 No Score Yet Home (2019) The British adventurer Sarah Outen has made an introspective and emotionally brave film about her awe-inspiring journey around the world.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Oct 17, 2019
3/5 No Score Yet Darkness Visible (2019) The dialogue is a bit stilted sometimes, and, once all the wrapping is off, the big reveal is slightly silly, but this rare instance of a western-style horror film set in India is an intriguing, largely inventive genre exercise.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Oct 17, 2019
4/5 94% Corpus Christi (Boze cialo) (2020) Often moving but also disquieting and even intermittently funny, this drama unfurls a spiritual parable that is uniquely Polish but accessible to all.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Oct 17, 2019
3/5 No Score Yet Suzi Q (2019) A fan-servicing but not necessarily hagiographic documentary...‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Oct 11, 2019
3/5 No Score Yet The Creatress (2019) It's all a bit baffling, a little too post-postmodern for its own good.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Oct 10, 2019
40% Patrick (2019) Waddington clearly has game when it comes to building up suspenseful, fetid intensity and... handles actors with skill.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Oct 7, 2019
3/5 67% The Captain (2019) A proper nail-biter even if you already know what happens in the real life story.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Oct 4, 2019
2/5 29% Tomorrow (2018) A bit like a vanity project that's not even that flattering.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Sep 26, 2019
80% Arab Blues (Un divan à Tunis) (2019) Mildly amusing froth, kept all the more buoyant by Farahani's deadpan reactions and immensely watchable face and fine comic timing from the rest of the ensemble...‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Sep 20, 2019
67% Maria's Paradise (Marian paratiisi) (2019) That tension between old and new, good and bad is pleasingly kept taut throughout by Bergroth's confident direction, and twanged with precision by a fine cast...‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Sep 19, 2019
13% Dirt Music (2019) [T]he corny, eventually rather contrived result doesn't end up doing justice to either its cast's talents or the quality of Winton's acclaimed prose.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Sep 12, 2019
43% The Song of Names (2019) It's lucky Shore's original compositions here and the cuts from the classical repertoire, some performed with impressive skill by child actor Luke Doyle himself, are strong enough to give heft to an otherwise earnest, credulity-straining melodrama.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Sep 12, 2019
2/5 15% Night Hunter (Nomis) (2019) This is such twaddle it becomes kind of fun, except that there's an uncomfortable feeling - as with many vigilante movies - that the film is revelling in the sexual violence and covering itself with the fig leaf of justice-seeking.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Sep 12, 2019
91% Saint Maud (2019) Saint Maud seeds the clouds with an eclectic mix of influences, but it works, creating a film with its own strange weather.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Sep 10, 2019
100% Ordinary Love (2020) Ravagingly honest and quite lovely.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Sep 10, 2019
84% Downton Abbey (2019) Satisfyingly sumptuous.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Sep 9, 2019
83% How to Build a Girl (2019) Directed by Coky Giedroycc with a fizzy vibrancy, and supercharged by Feldstein's intense charisma, this crowd-pleasing comedy has smart things to say about class, sex and female identity.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Sep 7, 2019
73% Blackbird (2019) There almost isn't a single shot in it where every member of the cast isn't Acting.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Sep 7, 2019
80% Military Wives (2020) Gosh darn it, it's hard not to warm to a film that features an a cappella version of Yazoo's "Only You"... and Kristin Scott Thomas having a verbal cat fight in a parking lot.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Sep 7, 2019
17% Sweetness in the Belly (2019) It ticks nearly every box in the checklist of films you wish you could like more than you actually do.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Sep 7, 2019
2/5 56% Scarborough (2019) Even without looking at the credits, it's easy to surmise that this was originally a stage play, given the small ensemble cast, limited use of locations, knowing use of repetition and gotcha plot twist.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Sep 6, 2019
2/5 67% Rapid Response (2019) The anonymous, off-the-peg score of backing music and flat editing... make this a bit of a slog.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Sep 5, 2019
86% Bombay Rose (2019) Rao demonstrates a lightness of touch and a very Bollywood knack for melodrama and entertainment that should make the work appealing to both domestic and international audiences...‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Sep 1, 2019
4/5 71% ANIARA (2019) A cold, cruel, piercingly humane sci-fi parable that's both bang on the zeitgeist and yet also unnervingly original.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Aug 28, 2019
1/5 0% Killers Anonymous (2019) It's a nonsensical premise and a pretty incoherent, painfully inept film.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Aug 22, 2019
3/5 No Score Yet Astro Kid (Terra Willy: Planète inconnue) (2019) Compared with the relentlessly noisy animated features coming out of Hollywood, this is refreshingly old-school and innocent.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Aug 21, 2019
3/5 91% The Candidate (The Realm) (El reino) (2018) This is one of those rare films that starts as a slog but grows progressively more engrossing as it develops.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Aug 1, 2019
4/5 83% Of Fish and Foe (2019) Surprisingly gripping viewing.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Jul 25, 2019
2/5 75% Loopers: The Caddie's Long Walk (2019) A mostly bland, workmanlike amble through the history of caddies.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Jul 18, 2019
3/5 No Score Yet Prisoners of the Moon (2019) This considered documentary blends archive, original interviews and reconstruction to track down an ugly, sticky thread from the great tapestry of self-congratulation that is forming around the 50-year anniversary of the first moon landing.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Jul 5, 2019
3/5 47% Robert the Bruce (2019) This is a thoughtful, well-meaning crack at historical drama.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Jun 28, 2019
4/5 No Score Yet Penny Slinger: Out of the Shadows (2017) Essential viewing for anyone with a passing interest in either British art, second-wave feminism or experimental cinema from the mid-20th century.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Jun 27, 2019
89% Sometimes Always Never (Triple Word Score) (2020) Often, the whole shebang plays like a rattle bag of tropes, digressions and stray running gags. Then again, that randomness is perfectly apt...‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted Jun 23, 2019
4/5 96% The Edge of Democracy (2019) Costa manages to craft an intimate primer about the state's descent into populism and the fraying of the country's democratic fabric.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Jun 21, 2019
2/5 8% Division 19 (2019) This low-budget, colour-drained sci-fi thriller is a curate's egg - one that's been overboiled and well past its sell-by date.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Jun 20, 2019
3/5 100% Prophecy (2019) A fascinating watch for anyone interested in modern art.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Jun 13, 2019
3/5 No Score Yet Last Summer (2018) You get the sense that Jones truly understands and treasures the foolish heroism of young boys.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Jun 7, 2019
No Score Yet Once in Trubchevsk (Odnazhdy v Trubchevske) (2019) Sadilova's affection for these humble but still unique people is palpable throughout.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted May 24, 2019
90% Ice on Fire (2019) Putting quibbles about pitch and approach aside... as a beginners' guide to Arctic thaw and its consequences this is pretty exemplary stuff.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted May 23, 2019
70% Liberté (2019) Discipline and Punish could have made a title for this instead of the near meaningless handle it has since it requires discipline to withstand and is a punishment to endure.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted May 22, 2019
No Score Yet Land of Ashes (Ceniza Negra) (2019) Ubeda clearly has a sharp eye, storytelling skills and a knack with coaxing performances from non-professionals that bodes very well for the future.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Read More | Posted May 21, 2019