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Rob Carnevale

Rob Carnevale
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
76% The Gentlemen (2020) The result is a welcome blast from the past that serves as a proper guilty pleasure.‐ Indie London
Read More | Posted Jan 10, 2020
5/5 89% 1917 (2020) Sam Mendes' 1917 is a major cinematic achievement that excels on both a technical level and -- most importantly -- an emotional one.‐ Indie London
Read More | Posted Jan 9, 2020
3/5 52% Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker (2019) Rather than delivering a truly exhilarating climax, The Rise of Skywalker merely constructs an OK one. It's a missed opportunity in a lot of ways.‐ Indie London
Read More | Posted Dec 23, 2019
5/5 97% Knives Out (2019) Rian Johnson is a masterful writer-director and his latest, Knives Out, provides plenty of evidence to support this.‐ Indie London
Read More | Posted Dec 5, 2019
77% Frozen II (2019) Fans of Frozen may have had to wait six years for the return of their beloved Elsa and Anna but the wait proves worth it with this dark but empowering sequel.‐ Indie London
Read More | Posted Dec 5, 2019
4/5 96% The Peanut Butter Falcon (2019) This indie charmer may operate on familiar ground but it's big on heart and driven by great performances. What's more, it even manages to avoid some fairly obvious clichés to deliver surprising but subtle emotional depth and even a little darkness.‐ Indie London
Read More | Posted Oct 17, 2019
4/5 98% Shaun the Sheep Movie: Farmageddon (2019) Irresistibly sweet for kids, yet sci-fi savvy enough to appeal to grown-ups, Aardman have delivered another family gem in A Shaun The Sheep Movie: Farmageddon.‐ Indie London
Read More | Posted Oct 17, 2019
3/5 68% Zombieland: Double Tap (2019) The cinematic equivalent of a Twinkie, Zombieland 2: Double Tap is a guilty pleasure that's fun without being particularly good for you.‐ Indie London
Read More | Posted Oct 17, 2019
76% Hotel Mumbai (2019) Hotel Mumbai isn't an easy film to watch or to like. But it is a brutally efficient account of some horrible events that paint a grim reality for those with their eyes and ears on the volatile instability of our current world.‐ Indie London
Read More | Posted Oct 16, 2019
26% Gemini Man (2019) Lee and Smith are both capable of so much better.‐ Indie London
Read More | Posted Oct 15, 2019
69% Joker (2019) Joker is a film to admire more than like. But it shouldn't be underestimated. It is a massively impressive, highly intelligent, openly provocative and ferociously performed masterpiece.‐ Indie London
Read More | Posted Oct 15, 2019
81% Abominable (2019) Heart-warming and visually ravishing, new animated adventure Abominable may not boast the most original concept but it's very big on charm.‐ Indie London
Read More | Posted Oct 15, 2019
4/5 84% Downton Abbey (2019) A love letter to its fans, Julian Fellowes' film delivers everything that could have been expected from this reunion, from an impeccable Dame Maggie Smith stealing all the best lines to the usual tussle between tradition and change.‐ Indie London
Read More | Posted Sep 26, 2019
3/5 84% Dora and the Lost City of Gold (2019) Bobin's film has plenty to criticise but gets by on the youthful enthusiasm of its central cast... It also amuses in several places, while offering a worthwhile family message that feels highly relevant.‐ Indie London
Read More | Posted Aug 16, 2019
4/5 67% Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw (2019) Big, dumb and full of charm, Fast & Furious spin-off Hobbs & Shaw is a super-sized blockbuster that proves you can succeed with excess.‐ Indie London
Read More | Posted Aug 8, 2019
4/5 53% The Lion King (2019) Familiarity aside, The Lion King delivers spectacle on a grand scale that deserves to be enjoyed on the biggest screen possible.‐ Indie London
Read More | Posted Aug 1, 2019
4.5/5 97% Toy Story 4 (2019) Put simply, it's a blast being in the company of these characters once again.‐ Indie London
Read More | Posted Jul 3, 2019
4/5 91% Spider-Man: Far From Home (2019) The emphasis is clearly on having fun, as the laughs fly as thick and fast as some of Spidey's webs, providing a crowd-pleasing adventure that only really delivers its biggest emotional hits late on.‐ Indie London
Read More | Posted Jul 3, 2019
23% Dark Phoenix (2019) Dark Phoenix still deserves to be celebrated on its own merits. It does bring a decent sense of closure, it excites on a visceral level, and it still manages - albeit on a smaller scale - to explore some weighty and relevant issues.‐ Indie London
Read More | Posted Jun 13, 2019
3.5/5 59% The Secret Life of Pets 2 (2019) The sequel is a brisk, warm-hearted affair that is both wildly amusing and clever enough to drop in some sly observations about the challenges of parenting and finding your place in an ever-changing, often dangerous world.‐ Indie London
Read More | Posted May 31, 2019
4/5 17% Hellboy (2019) The film takes some familiar genre elements and mixes them up a little, delivering something that feels fresh, occasionally subversive yet -- at times -- as moving as it is outrageous. It's a comedy with plenty of smarts.‐ Indie London
Read More | Posted May 31, 2019
3/5 42% Godzilla: King of the Monsters (2019) In most regards, it's monster mayhem done well but [most] people behaving stupidly.‐ Indie London
Read More | Posted May 31, 2019
4.5/5 90% John Wick: Chapter 3 - Parabellum (2019) The third instalment in the John Wick franchise is a wildly entertaining action epic that embraces its own ridiculousness to rip-roaring effect.‐ Indie London
Read More | Posted May 24, 2019
5/5 94% Avengers: Endgame (2019) Avengers: Endgame is a cinematic achievement unlike any other. And it is a gift... a thank you to those fans who have taken the journey.‐ Indie London
Read More | Posted Apr 26, 2019
4/5 90% Shazam! (2019) The overall result is a welcome new entry into the superhero genre that chills, thrills, subverts and massively entertains.‐ Indie London
Read More | Posted Apr 9, 2019
3/5 34% Wonder Park (2019) Wonder Park, an ambitious but ultimately flawed attempt to mix adult themes with child-friendly fun.‐ Indie London
Read More | Posted Apr 8, 2019
4/5 87% The Sisters Brothers (2018) For while the lack of certain genre conventions may be frustrating for some, there is still a lot to appreciate once the dust has settled on what you may have been anticipating.‐ Indie London
Read More | Posted Apr 2, 2019
3.5/5 47% Dumbo (2019) It's good, just not great.‐ Indie London
Read More | Posted Mar 27, 2019
3.5/5 78% Captain Marvel (2019) Captain Marvel is another winning entry into the MCU, with Larson emerging as a highly appealing kick-ass heroine with brains to match her brawn.‐ Indie London
Read More | Posted Mar 6, 2019
2/5 20% Serenity (2019) A head-scratcher not for the right reasons, Knight's film is a story of two halves that intrigues for long periods before dropping in a twist that not only undermines a lot of what has come before, but throws what follows into the realms of the absurd.‐ Indie London
Read More | Posted Mar 3, 2019
3/5 70% Cold Pursuit (2019) Cold Pursuit is an average thriller that would otherwise have been a solid performer for Neeson, the go-to guy for this kind of thing.‐ Indie London
Read More | Posted Feb 21, 2019
4/5 90% How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World (2019) Visually rich and emotionally compelling, this offers up a fittingly poignant finale to a genuinely beloved film (and TV) series.‐ Indie London
Read More | Posted Feb 4, 2019
4/5 78% Green Book (2018) Ali presents Shirley as a fierce pioneer, whose bravery and humanity is easy to admire.‐ Indie London
Read More | Posted Jan 30, 2019
4/5 66% Vice (2018) [A] no holds barred take down anchored by a mesmerising central performance from Christian Bale.‐ Indie London
Read More | Posted Jan 23, 2019
4/5 74% Destroyer (2018) Director Karyn Kusama imbues the film with a gritty reality that makes for a frequently tough watch.‐ Indie London
Read More | Posted Jan 22, 2019
4/5 93% Stan & Ollie (2019) Jon S Baird's affectionate tribute to the genius of Laurel & Hardy is as heart-warming as it is tear-jerking - and a film that successfully ensures their legend will live on.‐ Indie London
Read More | Posted Jan 17, 2019
2.5/5 14% Life Itself (2018) Dan Fogelman's Life Itself masquerades as a film that dares to tackle the unpredictable nature of life in a mature, honest way.‐ Indie London
Read More | Posted Jan 6, 2019
3.5/5 79% Mary Poppins Returns (2018) It's a flight of musical fantasy that's tailor-made for bringing families together and losing themselves in the moment.‐ Indie London
Read More | Posted Jan 3, 2019
4/5 92% Bumblebee (2018) It's a Transformers movie to enjoy and even care about... and one capable of turning around this franchise's fortunes for the better.‐ Indie London
Read More | Posted Dec 14, 2018
5/5 97% Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (2018) It's edgy, it's colourful, it's playful and it's alive with invention. It's often breath-taking to look at.‐ Indie London
Read More | Posted Dec 10, 2018
4/5 93% The Old Man & the Gun (2018) The Old Man & The Gun offers a fond farewell to Redford that captivates thanks to another virtuoso performance from its charismatic veteran.‐ Indie London
Read More | Posted Dec 6, 2018
4/5 88% Ralph Breaks the Internet (2018) Ralph Breaks The Internet still rates as a triumphant return for a beloved set of characters that will charm, exhilarate and wildly entertain on its own terms.‐ Indie London
Read More | Posted Dec 2, 2018
5/5 91% Widows (2018) A muscular thriller of the highest order that lacks none of the social awareness or political heft of past McQueen presentations.‐ Indie London
Read More | Posted Nov 7, 2018
5/5 90% A Star Is Born (2018) Bradley Cooper makes a stunning directorial debut with A Star Is Born, an emotionally devastating rollercoaster of a journey that exhilarates as much as it devastates.‐ Indie London
Read More | Posted Nov 1, 2018
4/5 23% Mile 22 (2018) Peter Berg's fourth collaboration with actor Mark Wahlberg is arguably one of the most pumped up, aggressive action films you're likely to see in a long time.‐ Indie London
Read More | Posted Sep 19, 2018
3/5 32% The Predator (2018) The result, while enjoyable enough, also feels like a missed opportunity, especially given that its come from a veteran of the franchise.‐ Indie London
Read More | Posted Sep 13, 2018
3/5 52% Equalizer 2 (2018) The Equalizer 2 is a guilty pleasure - a by-the-numbers sequel given extra impetus by the presence of one of Hollywood's finest leading men.‐ Indie London
Read More | Posted Aug 16, 2018
4/5 83% Beirut (2018) Jon Hamm delivers a powerhouse performance in this intelligent and taut thriller, Beirut.‐ Indie London
Read More | Posted Aug 7, 2018
4/5 88% Ant-Man and the Wasp (2018) Ant-Man & The Wasp, the studio's first release post-Thanos clicking those fingers, is a breezy, heart-warming romp that plants its tongue firmly in its cheek.‐ Indie London
Read More | Posted Aug 6, 2018
4.5/5 97% Mission: Impossible - Fallout (2018) That being said, Fallout really delivers where it matters most: in spectacle. The action sequences genuinely do astound, by virtue of their chutzpah, magnitude and ability to exhilarate.‐ Indie London
Read More | Posted Jul 18, 2018