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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
3/5 77% Summerland (2020) If Swale is less assured behind the camera, she directs some keenly affecting scenes with dashes of magic to provide a radical period romance inside chocolate-box escapism.‐ Metro (UK)
Read More | Posted Jul 30, 2020
4/5 100% Make Up (2019) Writer/director Claire Oakley's atmospherically charged debut brilliantly confounds expectations and marks her as a visionary new talent to watch.‐ Metro (UK)
Read More | Posted Jul 30, 2020
4/5 81% Proxima (2019) Eva Green is out of this world in this parentally wrenching space drama ‐ Metro (UK)
Read More | Posted Jul 30, 2020
4/5 73% The King of Staten Island (2020) It works best as a tale of flawed men struggling to navigate a new world of #MeToo and mental health awareness whilst tackling the ghosts of their fathers' expectations. And the uplifting pay-off is diligently worked for, even if it's a long while coming.‐ Metro (UK)
Read More | Posted Jun 19, 2020
4/5 82% Screened Out (2020) By interviewing a cross-section of experts, Hyatt systematically confronts us with a lot of hard-hitting stats we'd rather swipe left on. ‐ Metro (UK)
Read More | Posted Jun 5, 2020
4/5 88% Banana Split (2020) What truly zings about Banana Split, though, is that it's a Gen Z romcom actually written by a teenager, with all those accompanying imperfections. That and its ending totally hits the sweet spot.‐ Metro (UK)
Read More | Posted Jun 5, 2020
4/5 99% Never Rarely Sometimes Always (2020) Like the grim flip-side of Juno, it can be a bleak watch, with no-one cracking a smile for a good 45 minutes, but it's a slowly rewarding one.‐ Metro (UK)
Read More | Posted May 20, 2020
3/5 68% Extraction (2020) The body count is off the scale, yet you may well find the cartoonish violence oddly lulling. I did.‐ Metro (UK)
Read More | Posted May 6, 2020
4/5 97% Why Don't You Just Die! (Papa, sdokhni) (2020) Offering wall-to-wall gore and super-stylised visuals, this bloody chamber piece is not for the squeamish.‐ Metro (UK)
Read More | Posted May 6, 2020
3/5 50% Four Kids and It (2020) The pace sags in the middle and the CGI can look a bit 'telly' in places but there's enough mystery and intrigue to keep the plot tootling along. ‐ Metro (UK)
Read More | Posted Apr 15, 2020
2/5 70% Trolls World Tour (2020) Could Trolls World Tour be the movie that kills cinema? Not because it's a turkey, (though it's clucking close to one) but because its radical, never-before-seen release strategy tosses a glittery grenade into the Hollywood machine.‐ Metro (UK)
Read More | Posted Apr 15, 2020
3/5 72% Vivarium (2020) The suffocating conformity of suburbia is a hardly a new movie metaphor - and this never fully delivers on the higher concepts it hints at. Still, it's an intriguing puzzle. ‐ Metro (UK)
Read More | Posted Mar 26, 2020
3/5 62% Radioactive (2020) The elliptical storytelling is full of fascinating details but is massively uneven.‐ Metro (UK)
Read More | Posted Mar 19, 2020
3/5 89% Dogs Don't Wear Pants (Koirat eivät käytä housuja) (2019) A stylish, sombre and occasionally unwatchable watch (unless you're into dental porn, of course). ‐ Metro (UK)
Read More | Posted Mar 19, 2020
4/5 88% The Truth (La vérité) (2020) There's wry humour, deliciously spiky exchanges and wistful tenderness but it's more about the slow accretion of moments than all-out weepiness.‐ Metro (UK)
Read More | Posted Mar 18, 2020
4/5 93% The Shadow of Violence (2020) There's quite a bit you've seen before (eg, horses as symbols of hope) but it's shot with such confidence. And it's a breakthrough for Jarvis, who smoulders here with such wounded, inarticulate masculinity, he's being dubbed 'the new Marlon Brando'.‐ Metro (UK)
Read More | Posted Mar 11, 2020
3/5 88% Misbehaviour (2020) However commendable and interesting that is, it all gets A Bit Much.‐ Metro (UK)
Read More | Posted Mar 11, 2020
3/5 79% True History of the Kelly Gang (2020) With its striking imagery and a soundtrack of quivering strings, gargled screaming and slow drumbeats, it's another bold, violent, critically divisive effort from director Justin Kurze.‐ Metro (UK)
Read More | Posted Mar 2, 2020
3/5 90% Dark Waters (2019) Already depressed that modern life is killing us all? Prepare not to be cheered up.‐ Metro (UK)
Read More | Posted Feb 26, 2020
4/5 86% Color Out of Space (2020) Based on an HP Lovecraft story, it's a fun, messy, hallucinogenic head trip of a movie, shot with cosmic gorgeousness by cult director Richard Stanley.‐ Metro (UK)
Read More | Posted Feb 26, 2020
5/5 98% Portrait of a Lady on Fire (Portrait de la jeune fille en feu) (2020) It's a drop-dead beautiful film to look at too. Tactile, soft and limpid.‐ Metro (UK)
Read More | Posted Feb 26, 2020
4/5 92% The Invisible Man (2020) It's twisty and super tense and, in an age where blockbusters are so full of visual effects, it's miraculous to find one that revels in what's not there.‐ Metro (UK)
Read More | Posted Feb 26, 2020
3/5 47% Greed (2020) Cartoonish fun for the most part, the credits clobber you with anti-sweatshop statistics. As a stitch-up of the one per cent goes, it's not Succession - but Greed is good.‐ Metro (UK)
Read More | Posted Feb 19, 2020
3/5 65% The Public (2019) It's all a bit old-fashioned and earnest but with US civil liberties under attack, it's a timely celebration of humanity. ‐ Metro (UK)
Read More | Posted Feb 19, 2020
4/5 68% Little Joe (2019) A unique, stimulating examination of our quick-fix, happiness-hungry culture.‐ Metro (UK)
Read More | Posted Feb 19, 2020
3/5 No Score Yet First Love (2019) Perfect 'alternative' Valentine's viewing, then, for kids of the '90s and hip Gen Zs alike. ‐ Metro (UK)
Read More | Posted Feb 12, 2020
4/5 87% Emma. (2020) Eleanor Catton's script excellently draws out the darker realities of this gilded cage, with its brutally strict social hierarchies - while a recurrent flock of red-hooded seminary girls flag up the true position of women in this claustrophobic patriarchy‐ Metro (UK)
Read More | Posted Feb 12, 2020
3/5 78% Birds of Prey (And the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn) (2020) The massive plus is that, unlike most of the DCEU, Birds Of Prey offers bountiful bubblegum fun. ‐ Metro (UK)
Read More | Posted Feb 10, 2020
5/5 95% A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood (2019) Another superbly tuned project by director Marielle Heller, this miraculously swerves the schmaltz to create something quietly profound and spiritual. A beautiful day indeed.‐ Metro (UK)
Read More | Posted Feb 5, 2020
4/5 82% Queen & Slim (2019) As this hot couple unwittingly become Black Lives Matter icons, the provocative script is increasingly peppered with implausible beats and infuriatingly dim decisions but it's worth riding those out to reach the transcendent moments between.‐ Metro (UK)
Read More | Posted Feb 5, 2020
5/5 90% The Lighthouse (2019) As with The Witch, it's the atmosphere that seeps into you like sea brine. You don't watch this film, you are submerged in it. Expect to be spat out, reeling, from the cinema, clutching on to your sanity.‐ Metro (UK)
Read More | Posted Feb 5, 2020
3/5 84% Mr. Jones (2020) If Agnieszka Holland's direction is distancing, there's no denying the power of a cautionary scoop that inspired George Orwell's 1945 novella Animal Farm.‐ Metro (UK)
Read More | Posted Feb 5, 2020
2/5 14% Dolittle (2020) Thankfully, the CGI work is outstanding. This is enough to mean Dolittle is not a total steaming pile of doo-doo but it's still whiffy.‐ Metro (UK)
Read More | Posted Feb 5, 2020
5/5 99% Parasite (Gisaengchung) (2019) Though we largely root for the Kims, Bong doesn't allow anything as simple as rich versus poor, good versus bad. No wonder this movie speaks to global audiences - it's a parable about our capitalist world.‐ Metro (UK)
Read More | Posted Feb 5, 2020
3/5 84% Just Mercy (2020) Just Mercy isn't interested in giving it a showy new spin. Instead the extraordinary, hope-inspiring true story is allowed to speak for itself, powered along by committed turns by Jordan and Brie Larson. ‐ Metro (UK)
Read More | Posted Jan 28, 2020
4/5 84% Waves (2019) An imperfect yet utterly thrilling watch.‐ Metro (UK)
Read More | Posted Jan 28, 2020
4/5 69% Bombshell (2019) This superbly acted Faustian tale may inhabit the world of white privilege but it is terrific at unpicking the workplace sexism millions of ordinary women face every day. ‐ Metro (UK)
Read More | Posted Jan 28, 2020
4/5 94% The Personal History of David Copperfield (2020) Visual dash and aplomb abound, and the production design is a dream.‐ Metro (UK)
Read More | Posted Jan 28, 2020
2/5 92% Uncut Gems (2019) Motor-mouthed along by Sandler's edgy star turn, it's unrewardingly tense. ‐ Metro (UK)
Read More | Posted Jan 8, 2020
2/5 34% Seberg (2020) Stewart's magnetism can't compensate for the script's sketchiness. Seberg's story deserves to be told - what a tragedy that this biopic's finest feature is its frocks.‐ Metro (UK)
Read More | Posted Jan 8, 2020
5/5 89% 1917 (2020) Masterfully choreographed by Mendes, the action is counterbalanced with intimate moments and random encounters, including unexpected cameos by Andrew Scott, Benedict Cumberbatch and Richard Madden. ‐ Metro (UK)
Read More | Posted Jan 8, 2020
4/5 80% Jojo Rabbit (2019) It's a breathtaking watch as you wonder how far Waititi will take the comedy and still keep us with him. ‐ Metro (UK)
Read More | Posted Jan 2, 2020
3/5 75% The Gentlemen (2020) Let's just say that Ritchie's vision has not 'evolved'... Still, The Gentlemen is outrageously entertaining, energetically shot and charismatically acted - Hugh Grant totally nails it.‐ Metro (UK)
Read More | Posted Jan 2, 2020
4/5 51% Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker (2019) An accomplished end to a culturally significant saga, but let's hope we can now draw a line. ‐ Metro (UK)
Read More | Posted Dec 20, 2019
1/5 20% Cats (2019) It is literally the stuff of nightmares.‐ Metro (UK)
Read More | Posted Dec 19, 2019
5/5 95% Little Women (2019) Yes, this wildly romantic weepie provides comfort viewing but it's also a story that challenges us to step up and outwards, to live better, to be 'good, happy and useful'.‐ Metro (UK)
Read More | Posted Dec 18, 2019
3/5 74% Pink Wall (2019) This is a promising directorial debut from Weekend actor Tom Cullen, even if his intense, intimate low-budget drama often feels like an extended acting exercise.‐ Metro (UK)
Read More | Posted Dec 11, 2019
4/5 97% The Kingmaker (2019) While the film never manages an Act Of Killing-type confrontation, [Lauren] Greenfield injects a canny contemporary Trumpian relevance to her timely, engrossing portrait of dynastic power-grabbing.‐ Metro (UK)
Read More | Posted Dec 11, 2019
2/5 72% Jumanji: The Next Level (2019) Stay in and play Monopoly instead.‐ Metro (UK)
Read More | Posted Dec 11, 2019
4/5 93% Ordinary Love (2020) Ordinary Love runs the risk of being almost too 'ordinary'. However, watching these two great actors bend their immense talents to playing unremarkable people creates something quietly extraordinary.‐ Metro (UK)
Read More | Posted Dec 3, 2019