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Sophie Monks Kaufman

Sophie Monks Kaufman
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
100% The Woman Who Ran (2020) The Woman Who Ran is charming from beginning to end, evoking the delicious, tickling breeze found in the everyday tales of Eric Rohmer.‐ Little White Lies
Read More | Posted Feb 25, 2020
70% Siberia (2020) One character recites a speech from 'Thus Spake Zarathustra' by Friedrich Nietzsche, a philosopher famed for the line, "If you stare into the abyss, the abyss stares back." Siberia is The Abyss Stares Back: The Movie.‐ Little White Lies
Read More | Posted Feb 24, 2020
5/5 98% Portrait of a Lady on Fire (Portrait de la jeune fille en feu) (2020) There are theme-park rides; there is cinema; there are sacred love poems to take with you for the rest of your life. Thank you for giving us the last one, Céline Sciamma.‐ Empire Magazine
Read More | Posted Feb 24, 2020
82% Undine (2020) Petzold is in control of his craft, but there is a gnawing sense of anticlimax, which grows to a growl as the picture continues to unfold without any synthesis of the mythical romance with the geospecific musings.‐ Little White Lies
Read More | Posted Feb 24, 2020
100% Anne at 13,000 ft (2020) Campbell embodies Anne with such naturalism that her performance scans more like the generous donation of her being than it does acting.‐ Little White Lies
Read More | Posted Feb 23, 2020
96% First Cow (2020) With First Cow, Kelly Reichardt, America's foremost chronicler of small stories rooted in meticulously-crafted geographical expanses, has delivered another slowburn heartbreaker.‐ Little White Lies
Read More | Posted Feb 22, 2020
4/5 100% Midnight Traveler (2019) It is a suspenseful adventure story, a psychological profile of a family on the run and, most poignantly, an intimate portrait of two young children adopting adult behaviours as a matter of survival.‐ Little White Lies
Read More | Posted Jan 17, 2020
4/5 80% A Hidden Life (2019) An exquisitely emotional and thorough account of an individual resisting state fascism.‐ Little White Lies
Read More | Posted Jan 16, 2020
1/5 70% Bombshell (2019) Disingenuous trash.‐ Little White Lies
Read More | Posted Jan 13, 2020
5/5 97% The Body Remembers When the World Broke Open (2019) It's rare to find a film of such bottomless depths.‐ Little White Lies
Read More | Posted Jan 9, 2020
5/5 82% High Life (2019) All I can say is that it's a pleasure to have my reviewing faculties blown and my psyche splintered by this master filmmaker.‐ Little White Lies
Read More | Posted Dec 23, 2019
3/5 77% The Party's Just Beginning (2018) A strikingly odd and original debut that is admirable for taking the triple-threat of suicide, depression and addiction in its nonchalant stride, although the confusing presentation of separate timelines mutes the overall impact.‐ Empire Magazine
Read More | Posted Dec 2, 2019
4/5 96% Atlantics (2019) In this haunting social lament Mati Diop pulls off shifts from social realism to genre mysticism with a poise as supernatural as the force that overtakes her young lovers.‐ Empire Magazine
Read More | Posted Nov 27, 2019
3/5 80% Greener Grass (2019) A hypnotic watch, yet hard to pin down.‐ Little White Lies
Read More | Posted Nov 21, 2019
4/5 77% Judy & Punch (2020) Leaves a pleasurable shudder running through your body.‐ Little White Lies
Read More | Posted Nov 20, 2019
3/5 65% The Day Shall Come (2019) Where 'Four Lions' is meticulously thought-through, this is a more scattergun sketch of politically motivated inhumanity. ‐ Time Out
Read More | Posted Oct 4, 2019
3/5 93% Inna De Yard: The Soul of Jamaica (2019) It's a concert movie with heart because ample space is given over for each of its characters.‐ Time Out
Read More | Posted Aug 23, 2019
37% Out of Blue (2019) Carol Morley's murder mystery is a mood piece that alternates between naffness and transcendence.‐ Sight and Sound
Read More | Posted Jan 2, 2019
95% If Beale Street Could Talk (2019) This is a reverent adaptation that clips lines of dialogue from the novel as carefully as if they were roses, replete with thorns.‐ Sight and Sound
Read More | Posted Sep 19, 2018
72% Maya (2018) The pleasure of watching a MHL film is the pleasure of being in the hands of a filmmaker who trusts her audience entirely. She depicts two people enjoying each other's company without resorting to romantic signposting.‐ Sight and Sound
Read More | Posted Sep 13, 2018
4/5 88% A Northern Soul (2018) Shakes up ideas about what it looks like to be creative.‐ Little White Lies
Read More | Posted Aug 24, 2018
2/5 77% The King (2018) An ambitious state-of-the-nation vehicle that sometimes veers off-course.‐ Little White Lies
Read More | Posted Aug 23, 2018
100% The New Man (2016) Answers are nowhere to be found in this paradoxical documentary. The New Man demystifies parenthood by showing two open-hearted people going through and describing the process.‐ Little White Lies
Read More | Posted Jun 27, 2018
3/5 72% The Happy Prince (2018) A poignant story that is almost eclipsed by the egoistic frolics of its creator.‐ Little White Lies
Read More | Posted Jun 12, 2018
3/5 81% That Summer (2018) A tribute to the spirited ones.‐ Little White Lies
Read More | Posted May 31, 2018
86% Diamantino (2019) Diamantino is a love story. Immense craft has gone into relentlessly mocking its dumb hunk of a lead character while flooding each of the 90 minutes with pure affection.‐ Sight and Sound
Read More | Posted May 18, 2018
97% Border (Gräns) (2018) Gräns hits its peak in the scenes between Melander and Milonoff. Off-the-charts chemistry between them offers thrills, chills and the real romance of another person helping you to let rip.‐ Sight and Sound
Read More | Posted May 18, 2018
96% BlacKkKlansman (2018) BlacKkKlansman is a fairy tale in which plucky underdogs run rings around violent idiots. Yet this victory is hollow, and Lee knows it.‐ Sight and Sound
Read More | Posted May 17, 2018
75% Mom and Dad (2018) Rock and shock [Nicholas Cage] does, like an old-school entertainer or an evil clown possessed by enough energy to wake the dead, or lower still a film critic bludgeoned by festival excesses.‐ Little White Lies
Read More | Posted Sep 19, 2017
99% Lady Bird (2017) What a joy, then, to discover that [Greta Gerwig] is equally capable at flooding a film with twisted livewire complexity.‐ Little White Lies
Read More | Posted Sep 15, 2017
38% Mary Shelley (2018) Elle Fanning's central performance adds needed weight, but all around her the tone is bizarre and the performances hammy.‐ Little White Lies
Read More | Posted Sep 14, 2017
92% The Shape of Water (2017) The Shape of Water is a film that wears its heart on its sleeve. Its overtness, its accessibility, the transparent meaning of its abiding images, will surely give it a longevity.‐ Little White Lies
Posted Sep 13, 2017
93% Thelma (2017) Where it's going is fascinating enough yet without an undercurrent of the human life caught in this horror, Thelma feels too stark an exercise. The film leaves us with its ideas on a theoretical level rather than a gut-wrenching one.‐ Little White Lies
Read More | Posted Sep 13, 2017
86% Novitiate (2017) Narratively speaking, there are no climaxes, no anti-climaxes, just a methodical commitment to establishing the context of one big question: can a woman live without physical love?‐ Little White Lies
Read More | Posted Sep 13, 2017
3/5 87% Whitney: Can I Be Me (2017) Dodges pitfalls galore to tell a heartbreaking story with suitable solemnity.‐ Little White Lies
Read More | Posted Jun 16, 2017
98% Montparnasse Bienvenue (Jeune femme) (2017) Serraille is less interested in neatly resolving plot strands than she is in depicting the furious moment with all its colour and confusion - a state cinema rarely captures.‐ Sight and Sound
Read More | Posted Jun 6, 2017
89% You Were Never Really Here (2018) You Were Never Really Here presents as Ramsay's first genre offering, ramping up the body count and bloodshed, while maintaining her usual focus on unusual characters.‐ Little White Lies
Read More | Posted May 26, 2017
79% The Beguiled (2017) Beneath the exquisitely rendered visual and atmospheric gild is a passionate and brilliantly observed lament for female sexuality left to go to seed.‐ Little White Lies
Read More | Posted May 26, 2017
80% The Killing of a Sacred Deer (2017) The drained personalities of the characters serve to relieve the film of all dramatic tension.‐ Little White Lies
Read More | Posted May 26, 2017
92% The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected) (2017) The relentless pace of the dialogue is at times exhausting, and the tone never really varies, yet this is forgiven when, hours after viewing, you find yourself grinning into the ether, remembering standout hoots from a cornucopia of Meyerowitz tales.‐ Little White Lies
Read More | Posted May 26, 2017
98% BPM (Beats Per Minute) (120 battements par minute) (2017) This is a Serious Movie that engages the intellect with compelling depictions of place, time and people.‐ Little White Lies
Read More | Posted May 26, 2017
85% The Square (2017) Like Michael Haneke with a funny bone instead of a magnifying glass, Ruben Östlund's vision of humanity is a bleak, almost faithless caricature of our most craven impulses. Nonetheless, there is truth in his perspective.‐ Little White Lies
Read More | Posted May 26, 2017
6 69% Wonderstruck (2017) While Carol's power was built on incremental emotional development, Wonderstruck stacks the deck so that it lives or dies by revelations in the last 15 minutes.‐ Sight and Sound
Read More | Posted May 24, 2017
1/5 8% The Last Face (2017) Lock this film in a vault and set it on fire.‐ Little White Lies
Read More | Posted May 12, 2017
3/5 100% Grand comme le Baobab (Tall as the Baobab Tree) (2013) Tall as the Baobab Tree tells a fascinating and frustrating story that leaves you wondering what will happen next.‐ Little White Lies
Read More | Posted May 11, 2017
4/5 92% A Quiet Passion (2017) Dickinson is a lifelong spectator, but Nixon imbues her with pathos via an exquisitely pained sensitivity.‐ Little White Lies
Read More | Posted Apr 6, 2017
4/5 88% 20th Century Women (2017) Mills' perspective on formative relationships is absorbing, and he seems like a great guy.‐ Little White Lies
Read More | Posted Feb 7, 2017
4/5 87% Jackie (2016) Clever, beautiful images about a clever, beautiful image-maker.‐ Little White Lies
Read More | Posted Jan 20, 2017
4/5 96% Manchester by the Sea (2016) Each scene brims with self-contained humour and drama, regardless of whether it moves the story along or simply fills in background colour.‐ Little White Lies
Read More | Posted Jan 12, 2017
5/5 96% Paterson (2016) Everything is structured to evoke poetry through its measured pacing. The space left between events and interactions shows Jarmusch at his most poised.‐ Little White Lies
Read More | Posted Nov 23, 2016