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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
3/5 94% Mike Wallace Is Here (2019) This film does not offer any actual conclusions, but it is an atmospheric immersion in the old, smoky and very male world of American TV journalism.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted May 29, 2020
1/5 69% The High Note (2020) There are some comedies that seem to have been rubbed all over with an anti-funny, anti-romance Kryptonite. This is one.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted May 29, 2020
4/5 No Score Yet The Uncertain Kingdom (2020) Some of the films feel redundant or over-literal but the tone of the collection is set by its more successful pieces.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted May 28, 2020
4/5 92% Only the Animals (Seules les bêtes) (2019) The film's constituent parts... interlock like the workings of an intricate and malign musical box, creating dashes of melodrama, erotic obsession and even soap opera, and all superbly performed.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted May 28, 2020
2/5 No Score Yet Around the World When You Were My Age (A volta ao mundo quando tinhas 30 anos) (2018) I couldn't make friends with this film, an indulgent, self-conscious essay-memoir movie from director Aya Koretzky.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted May 27, 2020
3/5 88% Krabi, 2562 (2019) There is a deadpan playfulness in this film, coexisting with a dreamy insistence that there are such things as spirits and ghosts and they are as commonplace as cars or hotels.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted May 27, 2020
5/5 92% Ochazuke no aji (Flavor of Green Tea Over Rice) (1964) It's such a strange, sad, sweet film.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted May 21, 2020
4/5 85% The County (Héradid) (2019) The spirit of Elia Kazan lives on in this tough community drama from Icelandic film-maker Grímur Hákonarson...‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted May 21, 2020
2/5 No Score Yet Edge of Extinction (2020) It takes two ploddingly long hours to tell a cumbersomely inflated and often dull story, which even at the finish line has to be wound up pretty arbitrarily.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted May 20, 2020
3/5 66% The Lovebirds (2020) It's something you might watch on a plane. Right now, that's no putdown: an unappreciated comfort from happier times.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted May 20, 2020
2/5 80% The Final Wish (2019) A low-budget scarer like this could have worked. The script lets it down.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted May 20, 2020
3/5 100% Take Me Somewhere Nice (2019) It's an amusing and diverting film that, with a series of little ellipses and jumps, finally takes us to an unexpected world of fear and grief - and then back again, to stylised unseriousness.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted May 20, 2020
3/5 90% Cassandro the Exotico! (2019) This film is a diverting study of Cassandro's belief in himself as a dramatic, suffering character, in art as in life.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted May 14, 2020
5/5 94% Women Make Film: A New Road Movie Through Cinema (2018) No one interested in cinema will want to miss it, and no one could possibly watch it without learning something.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted May 14, 2020
3/5 100% The Atom: A Love Affair (2020) Vicki Lesley's sprightly, inconclusive documentary tackles a perennially controversial subject: nuclear power and its contested ethical status.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted May 14, 2020
5/5 100% Funeral Parade of Roses (1970) Funeral Parade of Roses is a jagged shard of a film, an underground dream of longing and despair...‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted May 13, 2020
4/5 100% The Orphanage (2019) There is such energy and vigour and openness in this movie. If Sadat continues with Quodrat's life story, there could be something like Truffaut going on here, blended with poetic gentleness of Kiarostami.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted May 13, 2020
3/5 42% Capone (2020) [A] gloomy, distinctively grandiose but very confident study of a gangster legend...‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted May 11, 2020
1/5 No Score Yet More Beautiful for Having Been Broken (2019) It's like a daytime soap on Xanax, written, directed and acted in a kind of stilted near-coma - part emotional issue drama, part erotic gay drama-thriller.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted May 7, 2020
3/5 92% In Search of Greatness (2018) This rather slight documentary on talent and genius in sport is chatty and anecdotal, but could perhaps have been boiled down further to a crisp hour-long documentary for television.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted May 7, 2020
4/5 100% Romantic Comedy (2019) With affection and brio, Elizabeth Sankey reclaims the genre of romantic comedy in this watchable documentary...‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted May 7, 2020
4/5 99% Never Rarely Sometimes Always (2020) [A] tough, realist drama...‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted May 7, 2020
2/5 74% The Wretched (2020) A non-frightening muddle.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted May 6, 2020
3/5 93% Becoming (2020) [A] watchable, but carefully authorised, behind-the-scenes documentary...‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted May 4, 2020
4/5 No Score Yet DAU. Degeneration (2020) It's a monumental arthouse freakout weighing in at a mind-boggling six hours. Even now, I'm still not sure how to take it.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Apr 30, 2020
4/5 86% The Family Way (1966) This British movie from the Boulting brothers flares like a struck match with broad comedy, fierce sentimentality and a strange dark sense of life's painfulness...‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Apr 30, 2020
4/5 100% Diana Kennedy: Nothing Fancy (2020) I would have loved to hear Kennedy on the tricky subjects of fusion cuisine or cultural appropriation. But there's more than enough here to get your teeth into.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Apr 30, 2020
3/5 91% Ema (2019) In the hands of a lesser director, Ema would have seemed merely preposterous. Here the contrivances are intriguing.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Apr 29, 2020
3/5 No Score Yet A Russian Youth (Malchik Russkiy) (2019) It is a well-made little film, though the orchestral meta-level was a mistake.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Apr 23, 2020
4/5 64% Planet of the Humans (2020) Gibbs doesn't mention nuclear and - a little lamely, perhaps - has no clear lesson or moral, other than the need to take a fiercely critical look at the environmental establishment. Well, it's always valuable to re-examine a sacred cow.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Apr 23, 2020
3/5 68% Extraction (2020) Extraction is a little bit hokey and absurd, and the very end has an exasperating cop-out - but it has to be admitted that, in terms of pure action octane, Russo and Hargrave bring the noise...‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Apr 22, 2020
4/5 94% Beastie Boys Story (2020) This film is a time capsule of the 1980s: an era that was crass and excessive in so many ways, but now seems weirdly exotic.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Apr 20, 2020
4/5 98% Circus of Books (2019) There is enormous humour and tenderness here.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Apr 17, 2020
2/5 No Score Yet Earth And Blood (La terre et le sang) (2020) It feels like the truncated version of a much longer and more thought-through film.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Apr 17, 2020
3/5 89% Selah and the Spades (2020) It's messy, downbeat and inconclusive, without teachable moments - like everything else in real life.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Apr 16, 2020
3/5 33% Rising High (Betonrausch) (2020) It's a bit like a Brit geezer-caper film in some ways, and, like so many of those, sounds as though it is based on a hundred urban myths and friend-of-a-friend anecdotes. What makes it more than just that is Kross...‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Apr 15, 2020
4/5 97% Why Don't You Just Die! (Papa, sdokhni) (2020) Why Don't You Just Die! is an accomplished film that makes the very most of its limited sets, without seeming constricted or stagey.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Apr 15, 2020
2/5 44% Cuck (2019) The film runs out of steam and becomes heavy-handed and ugly in parallel with Ronnie's gruesome descent.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Apr 15, 2020
3/5 80% Tigertail (2020) A sombre, well-acted film about sacrifice and regret.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Apr 10, 2020
3/5 80% Martin Margiela: In His Own Words (2020) It is refreshing to hear creativity discussed with such seriousness and commitment.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Apr 9, 2020
4/5 80% Who You Think I Am (Celle que vous croyez) (2020) Binoche's performance and the movie are elegant, ingenious and sexy.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Apr 9, 2020
2/5 50% Dreamland (2020) Dreamland is a film that goes all out to attain cult status, with some crazed inspiration here and there, but a ludicrous-to-intriguing ratio of about 80-20.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Apr 8, 2020
3/5 No Score Yet Chi sei? (Beyond the Door) (The Devil Within Her) (Who Are You?) (Beyond Obsession) (1975) There are lots of redundant and silly moments, as well as some overripe acting from Juliet Mills, but some disturbing and interesting stuff as well.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Apr 8, 2020
2/5 20% Journey to China: The Mystery of Iron Mask (2019) We are stuck with endless, weightless green-screen shenanigans involving a dragon whose eyelashes are used to create tea (I think that's right) and a cast of thousands who drift across various CGI landscapes.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Apr 8, 2020
2/5 70% Trolls World Tour (2020) There is something absolutely robotic about Trolls World Tour... It's chillingly efficient, like a driverless car going round in circles.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Apr 6, 2020
3/5 58% Four Kids and It (2020) It's been a while since I've seen a silly baddie get the seat of his trousers set on fire, run around squawking, and then sit down in a water trough with an ecstatic sigh.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Apr 2, 2020
2/5 No Score Yet Valley of the Lanterns (2018) There are some potentially interesting story touches here, but visually this has all the imaginative life of a computer screensaver.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Apr 1, 2020
3/5 100% The Whalebone Box (2020) Intriguing, sometimes baffling, a bit preposterous, but pregnant with ideas.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Apr 1, 2020
3/5 20% Nona: If They Soak Me, I'll Burn Them (2019) A sly and subversive film.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Apr 1, 2020
3/5 77% Disneynature: Elephant (2020) It's a technically impressive work with some lovely images - and a bit of a sugary taste.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Mar 30, 2020