Adam Woodward

Adam Woodward
Adam Woodward's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Little White Lies

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
2/5 62% Motherless Brooklyn (2019) Fascinating though it is to see Norton continue Caro's work in scrutinising the legacy of one of Gotham's most influential and controversial figures, Norton's anti-capitalist message is undermined by his film's sentimental tendencies. - Little White Lies EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 2, 2019
1/5 47% Last Christmas (2019) Like Kate, Last Christmas is unequivocal in its appreciation of Michael, but it fundamentally misunderstands the daring individualism and self-deprecating wit that underpinned his best work. - Little White Lies EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 12, 2019
3/5 43% Midway (2019) The success of Midway ultimately rests with the director's decision to provide a more balanced version of events. - Little White Lies EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 6, 2019
5/5 96% The Irishman (2019) A new American classic. - Little White Lies EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 3, 2019
3/5 65% The Day Shall Come (2019) It's a strange film that's never short of surprises, but as with Morris' best work, this subject might have been better served by a TV mockumentary. - Little White Lies EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 7, 2019
4/5 100% Hitsville: The Making Of Motown (2019) Flickery black-and-white footage of The Temptations and a group of session musicians recording 'My Girl' is nothing short of electrifying - just one of many astonishing archive scenes that will stay with you. - Little White Lies EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 2, 2019
1/5 76% Hotel Mumbai (2019) If you are going to mine human suffering for cheap thrills, the least you could do is make it entertaining. - Little White Lies EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 23, 2019
1/5 24% The Goldfinch (2019) Cinematic taxidermy. - Little White Lies EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 8, 2019
4/5 100% Bait (2019) Strange, spellbinding and timely. One of the most thrillingly original British films in years. - Little White Lies EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 28, 2019
3/5 100% The Edge (2019) Fascinating from a sporting perspective, and very good on mental health. Well worth a watch. - Little White Lies EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 17, 2019
2/5 53% The Lion King (2019) The king is dead. Long live the king. - Little White Lies EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 16, 2019
2/5 50% Ibiza: The Silent Movie (2019) It's all very educational, and not very exciting. - Little White Lies EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 8, 2019
3/5 90% Spider-Man: Far From Home (2019) A fun sojourn for the most part, but a rather awkward transition for the series as a whole. - Little White Lies EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 2, 2019
3/5 63% Child's Play (2019) A cut above your average horror reboot. - Little White Lies EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 20, 2019
3/5 23% Men in Black International (2019) Not a patch on the original, but fun in the moment. - Little White Lies EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 12, 2019
3/5 88% Diego Maradona (2019) Hero, villain, liar, cheat, champion, scoundrel: this hugely entertaining snorts-and-all biography reveals Maradona to be all these things and more. - Little White Lies EDIT
Read More | Posted May 20, 2019
97% Portrait of a Lady on Fire (Portrait de la jeune fille en feu) (2019) Sciamma's ravishing celebration of female passion and desire is rooted in mutual sexual awakening but ultimately becomes a story of a much deeper, more spiritual kind of love. - Little White Lies EDIT
Read More | Posted May 20, 2019
78% A Hidden Life (2019) Malick's message is clear: vanquishing evil requires individuals to take a stand, to recognise what is right and what is wrong. - Little White Lies EDIT
Read More | Posted May 19, 2019
86% The Whistlers (2020) It all amounts to a very entertaining watch, but it's not quite up there with Porimboiu's best. - Little White Lies EDIT
Read More | Posted May 19, 2019
66% Little Joe (2019) It's impressive how Hausner manages to splice together all these distinctive elements so harmoniously. - Little White Lies EDIT
Read More | Posted May 18, 2019
5/5 97% Pain and Glory (Dolor y gloria) (2019) As well as expressing his views on love, loss and filmmaking, Almodóvar addresses broader political and social themes, offering thinly-veiled critiques of Catholicism and General Franco's authoritarian leadership. - Little White Lies EDIT
Read More | Posted May 17, 2019
1/5 85% Sorry We Missed You (2020) Its focus is too shallow, its mode of storytelling too blunt-edged and soapy, to have the desired impact. - Little White Lies EDIT
Read More | Posted May 17, 2019
4/5 81% Mid90s (2018) The dramatic third act is a tad Hollywood, but this is a lot of fun. - Little White Lies EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 9, 2019
3/5 90% Shazam! (2019) Emphatically earns its exclamation mark, but very little rewatch value with this one. - Little White Lies EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 4, 2019
3/5 89% Missing Link (2019) Breathtaking visuals, slightly disappointing characters. - Little White Lies EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 3, 2019
2/5 57% The Highwaymen (2019) An ultra-conservative and criminally dull exercise in selective revisionist history. - Little White Lies EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 26, 2019
5/5 100% Minding the Gap (2018) A profound study of youth, adulthood and the space in between. - Little White Lies EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 19, 2019
86% The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind (2019) This is a promising debut from Ejiofor - and further proof of Netflix's willingness to invest in stories which other studios might deem less commercially viable. - Little White Lies EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 13, 2019
3/5 78% Everybody Knows (Todos lo saben) (2019) A film of heart-wrenching moments that never quite lands a telling emotional blow. - Little White Lies EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 8, 2019
2/5 20% Serenity (2019) The final nail in the McConaissance coffin. - Little White Lies EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 27, 2019
4/5 93% High Flying Bird (2019) It is the radical methods and perspective Soderbergh employs that make this feel like an urgent and incisive examination of the intersection between race, sport and money in America today. - Little White Lies EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 7, 2019
3/5 78% Green Book (2018) Just enough (laughing) gas in the tank to merit its two-hour runtime. - Little White Lies EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 30, 2019
3/5 35% Welcome to Marwen (2018) See it, then seek out the 2010 documentary Marwencol. - Little White Lies EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 2, 2019
3/5 66% Lizzie (2018) Performances are the saving grace of a film which, while certainly not lacking in dramatic heft, seems more preoccupied with sexing up the scandal than getting to grips with those at the centre of it. - Little White Lies EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 14, 2018
2/5 52% Mowgli: Legend of the Jungle (2018) A completely pointless adaptation. - Little White Lies EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 29, 2018
1/5 15% Robin Hood (2018) A failure on every conceivable level. - Little White Lies EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 20, 2018
3/5 100% They Shall Not Grow Old (2019) This is a hugely engaging and worthy project, filled with extraordinary tales of camaraderie, courage and unwavering conviction. - Little White Lies EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 8, 2018
4/5 66% Peterloo (2019) An earnest, colourful portrait of liberty and tyranny in 19th century England. - Little White Lies EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 30, 2018
2/5 84% Dogman (2019) This social realist parable lacks bite. - Little White Lies EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 18, 2018
2/5 29% Venom (2018) Nowhere near as edgy or exciting as it should have been. - Little White Lies EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 3, 2018
3/5 70% Climax (2019) Sort of like Fame, if the entire cast were high on LSD. - Little White Lies EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 20, 2018
5/5 91% The Ballad of Buster Scruggs (2018) This is a film about America... one filled with scenes of bloody vengeance, religious zealotry, romantic idealism, slick salesmanship, incoherent ramblings and sunny optimism. It's absolutely glorious. - Little White Lies EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 31, 2018
90% A Star Is Born (2018) Cooper proves a good cover can work just as well as the original. - Little White Lies EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 31, 2018
93% The Favourite (2018) [Yorgos Lanthimos'] idiosyncratic style is an acquired taste that's starting to go stale, and as such this is one of those films that works like a charm in the moment but whose spell quickly wears off. - Little White Lies EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 30, 2018
87% First Man (2018) This is a confident but pretty bland technical exercise... The overall result is an authentic, visually impressive viewing experience that doesn't quite land. - Little White Lies EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 30, 2018
4/5 96% BlacKkKlansman (2018) Lee's most entertaining and thought-provoking film in years. - Little White Lies EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 21, 2018
3/5 52% Equalizer 2 (2018) More of the same from this franchise please. - Little White Lies EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 14, 2018
3/5 77% The Escape (2018) The ending is trite, but Arterton is extremely good. - Little White Lies EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 31, 2018
4/5 97% Mission: Impossible - Fallout (2018) Plutonium-powered action on a truly epic scale. - Little White Lies EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 24, 2018
63% Sicario: Day of the Soldado (2018) If anything, Sicario 2: Soldado will only fuel the toxic discourse around the perceived crises of immigration, terrorism and organised crime. - Little White Lies EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 27, 2018