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Independent (UK)

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Rating
Title/Year
Author
1
2/5
Waves (2019)
2
2/5
Seberg (2020)
By the end, it feels as if the real [Jean] Seberg has been edged out of her own biopic.
Posted Jan 10, 2020
3
5/5
Uncut Gems (2019)
Uncut Gems is a fairytale written by the hand of capitalism, where mystical highs are followed by crushing blows -- and there's always a price to pay.
Posted Jan 10, 2020
4
3/5
1917 (2020)
1917's ambitious gambit soon becomes a double-edged sword: it brings us closer to these men, but sets them apart from the collective experiences it seeks to memorialise.
Posted Jan 10, 2020
5
3/5
Amanda (2018)
Amanda may explore loss with sensitivity and grace, but only after it's shielded its eyes from the rest of the world.
Posted Jan 10, 2020
6
5/5
Jojo Rabbit (2019)
Taika Waititi's film is tender, daring, and sharp -- precisely pitched so that it keeps its path steady and its ambitions in check.
Posted Jan 10, 2020
7
5/5
The result is lovely.
Posted Dec 27, 2019
8
5/5
Little Women (2019)
It's Little Women's deep generosity that cements it as a cinematic achievement.
Posted Dec 27, 2019
9
3/5
The cast are so willing to put their egos aside -- like a children's party clown on their last resort -- that it's easy to be won over by all the goodwill on show.
Posted Dec 27, 2019
10
3/5
11
2/5
The Courier (2019)
[The Courier is] a leaden action film that lacks both imagination and logic.
Posted Dec 21, 2019
12
2/5
Cats (2019)
It's one of those rare cinematic events that feels like a collective hallucination - improbable and entirely indescribable.
Posted Dec 21, 2019
13
2/5
It's a film that lets its audience gorge on violence and bravado, only to make us feel sick of the taste by the final reel.
Posted Dec 21, 2019
14
3/5
Pink Wall (2019)
[Director Tom] Cullen may pass through familiar waters with Pink Wall, but he still manages to uncover a few small, raw truths about ourselves along the way.
Posted Dec 21, 2019
15
4/5
16
1/5
What's missing is any of the genuine grittiness that made Lock, Stock, and Two Smoking Barrels worth paying attention to in the first place. The Gentlemen feels long past its sell-by-date.
Posted Dec 19, 2019
17
3/5
Whatever controversy [J.J.] Abrams might have brewed up with his artistic choices, he still captures magnificently the soul of this series.
Posted Dec 18, 2019
18
3/5
Holland and Smith make for an appealing duo (one is nervous and eager, the other is confident and cynical), while the rest of the characters are fairly well fleshed out.
Posted Dec 16, 2019
19
2/5
Jumanji: The Next Level does get close to matching the charms of the first film - but only in the final reel, when you can sense the credits about to roll. By then it's already game over.
Posted Dec 10, 2019
20
4/5
21
4/5
Bombshell (2019)
Bombshell is a hard and complicated story to tell, but its message is clear: no woman is free from the patriarchy, even if she doesn't believe in it.
Posted Dec 9, 2019
22
4/5
The Report (2019)
Director Scott Z Burns captures the events in a cold, rigorously factual, and largely dispassionate manner. But that's the point.
Posted Dec 6, 2019
23
3/5
[It's] a star-studded romcom that plays like an expensive Hallmark film.
Posted Dec 6, 2019
24
4/5
Frozen II (2019)
Frozen 2... is more mature, ambitious, and intricate than its predecessor.
Posted Dec 6, 2019
25
2/5
Harriet (2019)
[Harriet] takes historical reality and stretches it over the canvas of an old-fashioned adventure story.
Posted Dec 6, 2019
26
2/5
21 Bridges (2019)
The problem with 21 Bridges is that it wants to take a stance, but seems entirely unsure what that stance should be.
Posted Dec 6, 2019
27
3/5
There's a simple pleasure in watching these two actors bring levity to godly men in their stiff robes.
Posted Dec 6, 2019
28
2/5
[Charlie's Angels] tries earnestly to bring these ladies into the 21st century. And it might have worked, if the film didn't so consistently pull its punches.
Posted Dec 6, 2019
29
4/5
Jennifer Kent's The Nightingale is a film that bruises the soul.
Posted Dec 6, 2019
30
2/5
By failing to find the solid ground in [Lisa] Nowak's story, Lucy in the Sky leaves us stranded in the stars.
Posted Dec 6, 2019
31
4/5
Honey Boy (2019)
The film delicately bears its scars and finds peace by acknowledging how childhood pains can make and break us.
Posted Dec 6, 2019
32
2/5
Its homage to film noir is over-the-top and borderline parodic -- at times, it's more Who Framed Roger Rabbit? than Chinatown.
Posted Dec 6, 2019
33
4/5
[Ford v Ferrari] may relish in the high life, but its final moments feel devastatingly hollow.
Posted Dec 6, 2019
34
3/5
35
3/5
Jones, however, is The Aeronauts' secret weapon. From Rogue One to On the Basis of Sex, she's developed a knack for delivering mildly silly dialogue with complete sincerity.
Posted Nov 7, 2019
36
1/5
Midway (2019)
The film may be packed with recognisable faces, but these are hollow characters, all placed on some arbitrary scale of machismo.
Posted Nov 7, 2019
37
5/5
The Irishman (2019)
Scorsese's signature camerawork goes down like a glass of fine whisky, as smooth and as elegant as you'd expect.
Posted Nov 5, 2019
38
2/5
For all of After the Wedding's narrative twists and turns, there's nothing here that feels close to earth-shaking.
Posted Nov 1, 2019
39
3/5
The strength of Brittany Runs a Marathon is that it doesn't claim to capture a universal experience. It tells one woman's story -- and it tells it well.
Posted Nov 1, 2019
40
2/5
Doctor Sleep (2019)
Doctor Sleep is too busy being tossed between the triadic worlds of Kubrick, King, and Flanagan.
Posted Nov 1, 2019
41
4/5
It's less of a rallying cry against gentrification than a rumination on the kind of pained acceptance those who suffer its effects must face.
Posted Oct 30, 2019
42
3/5
Sure, The Addams Family may not reach the ghoulish heights of its predecessors, but the key ingredients are still thankfully there.
Posted Oct 30, 2019
43
3/5
[Knightley's] smart not to play Gun as the noble martyr, but merely as an ordinary, frustrated citizen who makes a split-second decision.
Posted Oct 30, 2019
44
4/5
A Shaun the Sheep Movie: Farmageddon is an utter delight -- proof that good storytelling and strong craft are what matters, however familiar the packaging.
Posted Oct 30, 2019
45
B+
F (2010)
46
4/5
47
5/5
48
3/5
Perfectly fine. At times, it's even quite good.
Posted Oct 22, 2019
49
2/5
50
2/5
Maleficent may have offered a sharp, original take on a well-worn story, but its sequel just feels like more fantasy fluff.
Posted Oct 15, 2019