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Sophie Ivan

Sophie Ivan
Sophie Ivan'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 84% Lilting (2014) A thoughtful film whose lilting tones occasionally border on the listless.‐ Little White Lies
Read More | Posted Aug 7, 2014
5/5 97% Boyhood (2014) Boyhood is an epic of the everyday, as uplifting as it is universal.‐ Radio Times
Read More | Posted Jul 11, 2014
3/5 93% The Return To Homs (2014) Provides an unflinching insider's view of the Syrian conflict which has killed thousands and forced millions from their homes since 2011.‐ Total Film
Read More | Posted Jun 23, 2014
2/5 37% Hyde Park on Hudson (2012) A frustrating, wasted opportunity, destined to remain in the shadow of its cinematic sibling.‐ Little White Lies
Read More | Posted Jan 31, 2013
4/5 87% Beasts of the Southern Wild (2012) When can we watch it again?‐ Little White Lies
Read More | Posted Oct 24, 2012
4/5 79% Take This Waltz (2012) Committed and resonant, Take This Waltz gets under your skin - and feels a lot like the work of an auteur in the making.‐ Little White Lies
Read More | Posted Aug 16, 2012
4/5 90% A Royal Affair (2012) Gripping, smart, well-acted - everything you want in a period drama.‐ Little White Lies
Read More | Posted Jun 14, 2012
4/5 95% The Secret World of Arrietty (2012) Studio Ghibli has pulled it out of the bag yet again, offering a miniature corrective to the brash 3D beasts customarily trained on the Haribo demographic.‐ Film4
Read More | Posted Jul 31, 2011
3.5/5 93% Incendies (2011) A beautifully filmed and movingly performed drama which explores how personal motives breed political radicalism, Incendies is occasionally - but not fatally - stymied by its clever-clever narrative contrivance.‐ Film4
Read More | Posted Jun 29, 2011
3/5 44% Bad Teacher (2011) Diaz's Bad Teacher might not give an F, but just about scrapes a B- herself.‐ Film4
Read More | Posted Jun 17, 2011
2/5 10% Honey 2 (2011) About as emotionally profound as a tampon advert, and probably less suspenseful...‐ Film4
Read More | Posted Jun 13, 2011
3/5 53% Last Night (2011) Last Night develops into a provocative (if slightly anti-climactic) tryst.‐ Film4
Read More | Posted Jun 6, 2011
3.5/5 93% Senna (2011) Complete ignorance of, or even indifference to, the sport won't disqualify you from being utterly gripped, moved or charmed by Asif Kapadia's film about legendary Brazilian F1 champion Ayrton Senna.‐ Film4
Read More | Posted Jun 2, 2011
3/5 50% Angel of Evil (2011) Unlikely to reshape the canon but an entertaining enough retro Italian gangster romp.‐ Film4
Read More | Posted May 26, 2011
3/5 90% Los ojos de Julia (Julia's Eyes) (2010) Good fun, but featuring more twists than a double helix, Julia's Eyes could more aptly be titled 'When Blind Man's Buff Gets Out of Hand'.‐ Film4
Read More | Posted May 23, 2011
3/5 87% Amreeka (2009) Enjoyable but uneven, Amreeka is an unlikely comic take on the plight of the displaced, at home and abroad.‐ Film4
Read More | Posted May 16, 2011
4/5 93% Love Like Poison (Un Poison Violent) (2010) No one does underage sex in cinema quite like the French, and the roots of Quillivere's tale of 14-year-old Anna's sexual and emotional awakening in a sleepy Breton village spring from a time-honoured tradition of coming-of-age a la Francaise.‐ Film4
Read More | Posted May 13, 2011
3/5 60% Water for Elephants (2011) For anyone who's ever longed to see Reese Witherspoon astride an elephant, this is the film for you.‐ Film4
Read More | Posted May 4, 2011
2/5 60% The Veteran (2012) A thriller which strains for contemporary relevance but lacks the spark to incite or entertain.‐ Film4
Read More | Posted May 3, 2011
2.5/5 10% Red Riding Hood (2011) Evokes less menace than a Teddy bear's picnic and is as disappointingly reactionary as the Bella Swan brigade.‐ Film4
Read More | Posted Apr 20, 2011
3/5 69% Limitless (2011) You'll definitely regret it in the morning, and wonder what the hell you were thinking, but as hedonistic cinema trips go, Limitless's power to entertain - while it might not live up to its title - just about extends to its 105 minute running time.‐ Film4
Read More | Posted Mar 24, 2011
4/5 92% Ballast (2008) A hugely impressive, distinctive directorial debut and a compellingly humanist window onto a layer of American society that mainstream cinema likes to pretend doesn't exist.‐ Film4
Read More | Posted Mar 21, 2011
3.5/5 77% Chalet Girl (2011) Chalet Girl is possibly the first British rom com since Working Title's heyday that won't make you want to stick pins in your eyes, will actually make you laugh, and wasn't made by Working Title.‐ Film4
Read More | Posted Mar 16, 2011
3/5 74% Norwegian Wood (2012) A bit like watching an exquisitely handcrafted candle burn down to its wick - as heavy on woozy colours and flickering sensuality as it is a sense of dramatic inevitability.‐ Film4
Read More | Posted Mar 14, 2011
3/5 79% Fair Game (2010) An impressive, if slightly inconsequential, retelling of old news whose novelty is its undiminished shock factor.‐ Film4
Read More | Posted Mar 10, 2011
2.5/5 67% The Company Men (2011) It's hard to imagine many hearts (American or otherwise) bleeding on seeing how such over-paid corporate suits are going to cope with the tragedy of having to trade in their second Ferrari...‐ Film4
Read More | Posted Mar 9, 2011
1.5/5 42% Ironclad (2011) Ugly, monotonous and involving a lot of waiting, no matter how many tantrums Giamatti throws or gory interludes the screenwriters sandwich in.‐ Film4
Read More | Posted Mar 7, 2011
1.5/5 30% The Tempest (2010) Despite the best efforts of an impressive cast, Taymor's adaptation ends up a curious mix of arse-achingly dull, and clangingly misjudged.‐ Film4
Read More | Posted Mar 7, 2011
3.5/5 96% Archipelago (2014) A car-crash compelling, painfully comic distillation of modern British middle class mores.‐ Film4
Read More | Posted Mar 7, 2011
3.5/5 100% Waste Land (2010) More self-conscious, subtle exploration than the dubious bleeding-heart PR stunt implied by its premise.‐ Film4
Read More | Posted Feb 25, 2011
3/5 86% Rabbit Hole (2010) Inevitably, Rabbit Hole is a film that's easier to commend than it is to like.‐ Film4
Read More | Posted Feb 7, 2011
1/5 30% Sanctum (2011) Making state-of-the-art 3D drama out of a one-dimensional script might have seemed like a canny proposition to Sanctum's producers, but the film fails to deliver - no matter how many ways you look at it.‐ Film4
Read More | Posted Feb 3, 2011
2.5/5 66% Biutiful (2010) Inarritu, not content to just lay it on thick, smothers his canvas with self-important gloom.‐ Film4
Read More | Posted Jan 31, 2011
1.5/4 47% Hereafter (2010) Psychic Damon says: "A life that's all about death is no life". We say: A film that's all about death is no film.‐ Film4
Read More | Posted Jan 31, 2011
2.5/5 24% The Dilemma (2011) Despite flashes of insight and humour, The Dilemma's ham-fisted mishmash of bromantic set pieces and warts-and-all relationship drama makes for uneasy viewing.‐ Film4
Read More | Posted Jan 20, 2011
3.5/5 94% The King's Speech (2010) Top-drawer performances and a script spun from an intriguing episode in the British blueblood annals, this is a solid, slick but undeniably conventional crowd-pleaser.‐ Film4
Read More | Posted Jan 6, 2011
2/5 71% Somewhere (2010) It's hard to believe that the filmmaker responsible for such an evocative, smart debut as The Virgin Suicides could create something so dull.‐ Film4
Read More | Posted Dec 13, 2010
4/5 89% Rare Exports: A Christmas Tale (2010) Sometimes it's nice to break with tradition.‐ Film4
Read More | Posted Dec 2, 2010
3/5 65% The American (2010) Partway between icy existentialism and retro romantic thriller, The American wants to have its cake and eat it.‐ Film4
Read More | Posted Nov 29, 2010
4/5 71% Adrift (2009) Elegantly scripted, elegantly acted and elegant looking, by avoiding obvious dramatic fireworks, Adrift turns out to be a slow-burning, coming of age sparkler.‐ Film4
Read More | Posted Nov 19, 2010
3/5 72% We Are What We Are (2011) Without doubt, the best Mexican cannibal horror movie of the decade.‐ Film4
Read More | Posted Nov 15, 2010
4.5/5 95% Mary and Max (2009) Has charm, curiosity and heart in spades.‐ Film4
Read More | Posted Oct 27, 2010
5/5 91% The Secret of Kells (2010) Combining a classic fairytale trajectory with a singular aesthetic that fuses Celtic and Christian mythology, this stunning film is yet another example of the rude health of contemporary animation.‐ Film4
Read More | Posted Oct 6, 2010
3/5 80% Made in Dagenham (2010) What it lacks in subtlety it makes up for in brio and Biba outfits, and is about as successful a product you could hope for when pouring Ken Loach-worthy material into a relentlessly upbeat popcorn mould.‐ Film4
Read More | Posted Oct 6, 2010
2.5/5 50% The Kid (2010) In this case, truth isn't stranger than fiction, it's just strangely hackneyed.‐ Film4
Read More | Posted Sep 22, 2010
3/5 83% No Impact Man: The Documentary (2009) As pure entertainment, No Impact Man seesaws between infuriating and captivating, but gains undeniable brownie points for its light-hearted examination of sustainable living.‐ Film4
Read More | Posted Sep 9, 2010
4/5 93% La Nana (The Maid) (2009) Sits compellingly between genres.‐ Film4
Read More | Posted Sep 2, 2010
3.5/5 86% Le refuge (Hideaway (Le refuge)) (2010) Has a whiff of the beautifully vacant, but it's an understated, classy mood piece nonetheless.‐ Film4
Read More | Posted Aug 26, 2010
3/5 53% Diary of a Wimpy Kid (2010) It ain't big, it ain't clever, but it is... quite funny.‐ Film4
Read More | Posted Aug 26, 2010
1/5 9% Marmaduke (2010) Once upon a time, there was a promising young acting talent who went by the name of Owen Wilson.‐ Film4
Read More | Posted Aug 19, 2010