Alex Lines Movie Reviews & Previews - Rotten Tomatoes

Alex Lines

Alex Lines
Alex Lines's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Film Inquiry

Movie Reviews Only

Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
No Score Yet Why Don't You Just Die! (Papa, sdokhni) (2018) Thankfully, due to its twisty plot and keen sense of self-awareness, Kirill Sokolov's debut emerges as something more, a macabre tribute to post-modern crime cinema.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Jun 25, 2019
No Score Yet Saturday Afternoon (Shonibar bikel) (2019) Cleverly captured without a cut by Aziz Zhambakiev, the real time tedium of its unbroken 80 minute run-time gradually embroils the audience within the unravelling drama.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Jun 25, 2019
75% Synonyms (Synonymes) (2019) A keen interest in the current Israeli political landscape is required for full enjoyment, despite its explicit subject matter of masculinity and nationality, and especially at a lengthy 2 hours, it merely reinforces themes that Lapid has tackled before.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Jun 25, 2019
93% The Gangster, the Cop, the Devil (2019) The Gangster, The Cop, The Devil's expected inhumanity and ensuing catharsis inhabit the major elements of the ruthless world of South Korean crime thrillers to an effective degree.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Jun 6, 2019
No Score Yet J.R. 'Bob' Dobbs and The Church of the SubGenius (2019) Boone gives us both a nostalgic account on this underground movement and how their sci-fi inspired dystopia applies to each decade of history, up till today, where the documentary earns its whole-hearted earnestness.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted May 22, 2019
100% The Ghost of Peter Sellers (2018) The Ghost of Peter Sellers beautifully allows the guilt-ridden director to exorcise his demons; against himself, against Sellers and against the film itself, within this surprisingly eloquent contemplation of a well-intentioned misfire.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted May 22, 2019
100% Davi's Way (2018) It is essential viewing for anybody who wishes to watch how most people's Hollywood fantasies usually conclude - it ain't always a fairy-tale ending.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted May 22, 2019
95% The Reports on Sarah and Saleem (2019) All of these elements work towards a resolution that will leave observant viewers with a sense of satisfaction, refusing any traditional sense of equilibrium and balance in favour of a more potentially disruptive ideological ending.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted May 22, 2019
92% The Realm (El reino) (2018) The Realm becomes one of the year's best thrillers, something which has the potential to really leave a mark once given proper international distribution.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted May 17, 2019
44% The Chaperone (2019) Films like this have a general necessity in providing alternative options for certain demographics, but it helps if they're attempting to do something; whether it be comedic or dramatic, but this little picture fails at both.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted May 8, 2019
86% Top End Wedding (2019) It's a rare thing to see a film like Top End Wedding, a crowd-pleasing rom-com that transgresses social norms within a structure that defies any innovation.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Apr 30, 2019
40% Back of the Net (2019) It's ironic that Back of the Net features a protagonist who operates life through the application of textbook formulas, because she's stuck in a film that's chosen to do the same.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Apr 22, 2019
41% Where Hands Touch (2018) It isn't the implausibility of the script which causes this film's failure, it's the inability to create complex or practical characters from these fragments of reality. ‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Apr 1, 2019
89% Non-Fiction (2019) This isn't a comedy made to fill multiplexes, but those few who do fit within its observational grooves, will be rewarded with a satisfying cerebral serenity.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Mar 26, 2019
100% Next of Kin, (Hell House) (1982) Next of Kin is more than just a simple curiosity, it's an interesting chapter in one of the most important decades of Australian cinematic history.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Mar 11, 2019
94% Furie (Hai phuong) (2019) Furie proves to be a refreshing entry from Vietnam, and an equally exhilarating showcase of Veronica Ngo's undeniable talent. ‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Mar 1, 2019
100% World on a Wire (2011) Second Sight's revival of World on a Wire is vital for not only highlighting one of his more underrated efforts, but for resurrecting one of the essential texts of science fiction, a reflection on a film filled with reflections. ‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Feb 15, 2019
92% Stay Human (2018) Michael Franti's Stay Human is all about one simple but essential message: the only way to challenge cynicism is through hope and humanity, not through continued perpetuation of misanthropy. ‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Feb 12, 2019
90% Trust Machine: The Story of Blockchain (2018) Trust Machine is a perfect introduction into a very complex field, accessible and informative to those who are unfamiliar with Bitcoin and Blockchaining, but still enlightening to those who do.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Feb 8, 2019
66% Storm Boy (2019) Nostalgia is one hell of a drug, and whilst this isn't as aggressively coddling as last year's misfire Swinging Safari, Storm Boy, much like the hang-dog protagonist at its centre, succumbs to its own nostalgia.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Jan 21, 2019
94% The American Meme (2018) It's a slick and polished production, presented in an accessible manner which'll click with its target audience. ‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Dec 5, 2018
75% All the Creatures Were Stirring (2018) Thanks to its inventive ideas, effective execution and willingness to be original, this film is bound to be another Christmas classic for every horror fan to enjoy.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Dec 4, 2018
71% Mary Jane's Not a Virgin Anymore (1998) The savage documentary aesthetics lends an unwavering sense of realism, and matched with Jacobson's lack of sentimentality, renders this world in the real.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Nov 27, 2018
100% One Cut of the Dead (Kamera o tomeru na!) (2017) It's quite the fete to be repeatedly impressed by two halves of a film that are so aesthetically and narratively opposed, but also compliment each other so perfectly.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Nov 7, 2018
80% Boys Cry (La terra dell'abbastanza) (2018) It's hard-edged, elliptical and almost wholly without the comforts of traditional sentimentality (despite what the title might suggest), riding on a formulaic narrative that feels stale, if downright irrelevant.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Oct 20, 2018
83% Loro (2019) Loro manages to showcase the best and worst qualities of the Oscar-winning successor to Fellini's opulent throne.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Oct 20, 2018
74% Pity (2018) The Greek Weird Wave's tendency to be uncompromising towards the audience is to be expected, and the cruelty that eventually emerges in Pity is unfortunately pretty predictable thanks to the brutality present in both The Lobster and Dogtooth.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Oct 20, 2018
98% The Guilty (Den skyldige) (2018) Gustav Möller's compact but crushing single-room drama successfully secures our emotional and visceral involvement whilst quite boldly moving into some genuinely dark areas.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Oct 8, 2018
85% West of Sunshine (2017) The endearing dynamic between the central father and son isn't enough to disguise the frailty of this material, as it lacks any continuity of suspense or the urgency necessary for hard-hitting stories like this.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Sep 12, 2018
87% Ladies in Black (2018) Producer Sue Milliken noted that the reason this project took so long to get off the ground was that St John's book didn't have enough dramatic material to work for a feature. After seeing the final product, whoever told them that was correct.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Sep 12, 2018
80% The Merger (2018) This is the Full Monty for the Footy field.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Sep 7, 2018
47% 1% (2017) 1% is a gritty gang flick soaked in blood, sweat, beer and cinematic history, with the haze of Once Were Warriors and Romper Stomper wafting in the air of the Copperheads hideout alongside the stale stench of hard liquor and tossed cigarettes.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Aug 31, 2018
77% Jirga (2019) It might not be as polished or meticulous as its contemporaries, but its motives, and the audacious effort to bring them to life, should be congratulated - the eventual DVD release is going to have one hell of a behind-the-scenes featurette.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Aug 31, 2018
95% The Wild Pear Tree (Ahlat agaci) (2019) Managing to balance dispassionate observation with a sympathetic interest in individual motivations, The Wild Pear Tree once again demonstrates Nuri Bilge Ceylan as a filmmaker patient with a world that demands superlatives.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Aug 24, 2018
90% Capernaum (Capharnaüm) (2018) It's easy to place a camera on a sad child and immediately generate sympathy - this isn't a film as much as it's a two hour infomercial for your local church's outreach program.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Aug 24, 2018
87% Museum (Museo) (2018) American Animals dealt with similar thematic territory, but it merely just asked these questions - Museum succeeds because it actually digs into them, imbuing Juan with a sense of moral complexity that grounds the escalating drama.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Aug 24, 2018
95% Blaze (2018) This isn't so much a rags to riches story as it's a rags to more rags morality tale, examining the flaws within the country singer that prevented him from becoming a headliner, a failure that this memoir hopes to re-correct.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Aug 24, 2018
88% The Image Book (Le livre d'image) (2019) Anybody labelling this as 'accessible' ought to have a think of what that word means in relation to cinema; Crazy Rich Asians is accessible, The Image Book is merely a composite product made purely for future textbook analysis. ‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Aug 24, 2018
77% At War (En guerre) (2019) It's told with a brutal directness that should appeal to anybody sick of the persistent problems of corporate greed.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Aug 16, 2018
89% Diamantino (2019) It's hard to knock its ambitious nature, but with nothing to ground the film's escalating insanity in, it all feels like two frantic filmmakers seeing what they can get away with, quietly laughing as they pile on further absurd elements.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Aug 16, 2018
92% Donbass (2018) Donbass is a great example of harrowing, but undeniably compelling, filmmaking.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Aug 16, 2018
78% Los silencios (2018) It's rare to find a new filmmaker who is able to combine the political and the personal so poetically, but Los Silencios solidifies Beatriz Seigner's natural talent for doing so.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Aug 16, 2018
82% Dogman (2019) Dogman carries many flaws, but thanks to the parade of dogs that we get to meet, it's the first Italian crime drama that can be called 'adorable'.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Aug 16, 2018
99% Shoplifters (Manbiki kazoku) (2018) Sex, love, puberty and even death are all handled with a refreshing level of honesty, never letting a life lesson become a big moment, but rather another step in growing up, a true reflection on the way real life works. ‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Aug 16, 2018
69% Damsel (2018) Unfortunately, after the main gag has been revealed, it feels like the film doesn't have anything else to say, padding out its sluggish third act with the cinematic equivalent of small talk; bumbling, inconsequential scenes that carry zero momentum.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Aug 16, 2018
85% Fugue (Fuga) (2018) I found myself lulled into sleep, fatigued by countless scenes of evasive opaqueness and stilted kitchen sink conversations that make for a film that I strongly doubt will live on outside of the festival circuit.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Aug 16, 2018
98% 3 Faces (2019) Despite at times feeling like a megamix of Kiraostami's greatest hits, 3 Faces manages to be much more than a product of its ingredients.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Aug 10, 2018
95% Transit (2019) Classical in its restraint and directness, Transit continues Petzold's streak of being one of Germany's strongest directors working today.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Aug 10, 2018
94% Wildlife (2018) Dano's direction is reminiscent of the coming-of-age lyricism of Terence Davies' best work, blended with the melancholic poetry of David Gordon Green's early films.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Aug 10, 2018
95% Birds of Passage (Pájaros de verano) (2019) Layering this crime drama with a level of mysticism not only manages to maintain the contemporary understanding of the Wayuu people, but also breathes some new life into the "rags to riches" crime thriller subgenre.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Aug 10, 2018