Becky Kukla

Becky Kukla
Tomatometer-approved critic

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
100% Citizen K (2019) Alex Gibney succeeds in taking on governmental corruption in Russia in his latest documentary, with a stranger-than-fiction story of a millionaire oligarch. - The Digital Fix EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 12, 2019
47% Last Christmas (2019) An utterly transparent third act plot twist and the seemingly incidental use of George Michael's music turn Last Christmas from pleasant enough to utterly empty. - The Digital Fix EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 14, 2019
100% A White, White Day (Hvítur, hvítur dagur) (2019) A relatable and at times shocking depiction of grief, and a unique film, A White, White Day definitely deserves to be seen widely. - Film Inquiry EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 22, 2019
40% Rare Beasts (2019) When it comes down to it, that is all that Rare Beasts consists of - a series of funny, enjoyable, emotional scenes that feel like they are all taken from very different films. - Film Inquiry EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 22, 2019
7/10 100% Fanny Lye Deliver'd (2019) A cult-western fairy-tale which will either capture audiences with its absurdities or have them walking out of the cinema. Either way, you won't forget it in a hurry. - The Digital Fix EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 18, 2019
9/10 73% Instinct (2019) Absorbing psycho-sexual debut feature from a highly talented director. - The Digital Fix EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 18, 2019
9/10 93% Honey Boy (2019) A deeply personal exploration into masculinity, addiction and the price of childhood fame - Honey Boy is a must see. - The Digital Fix EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 18, 2019
100% Two of Us (Deux) (2019) Perhaps most importantly, what Two of Us captures is something which so much of mainstream media would rather ignore: the desire, passion and sexuality of people above a certain age. - Film Inquiry EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 4, 2019
92% A Thief's Daughter (La hija de un ladrón) (2019) It solidifies Greta Fernández as an actor at the top of her game and director Funes as one of the finest directors working today. - Film Inquiry EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 24, 2019
88% System Crasher (Systemsprenger) (2019) System Crasher is a careful and complex look at a young girl in desperate need of something that the adults in her life are unable to give her. - Film Inquiry EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 24, 2019
7/10 86% Animals (2019) Animals is honest, funny and highly relatable. - The Digital Fix EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 2, 2019
9/10 97% Don't Look Now (1973) The film plays the long game, and it's a game worth waiting for. - The Digital Fix EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 11, 2019
9/10 91% Support the Girls (2018) It may have an airtight script and outstanding ensemble cast, but Support the Girls is all Regina Hall giving the performance of a lifetime. - The Digital Fix EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 27, 2019
21% Practical Magic (1998) It may be quirky, bizarre and in some places very clunky, but Practical Magic deserves a second chance. - Film Inquiry EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 6, 2019
8/10 96% Thunder Road (2018) An intimate and tender portrait of grief, Thunder Road will resonate with anyone who has ever experienced the bizarre emotional roller-coaster of losing someone close to them. - The Digital Fix EDIT
Read More | Posted May 30, 2019
5/10 62% XY Chelsea (2019) XY Chelsea gives a well rounded recap of Manning's life so far but it doesn't go any further than surface level. Manning is captivating but also aloof, and sadly the documentary just isn't as engaging as it should be. - The Digital Fix EDIT
Read More | Posted May 30, 2019
6/10 43% Ferrante Fever (2019) It may not give much insight in Ferrante's life, but this documentary is a joyful and gentle celebration of a genius. - The Digital Fix EDIT
Read More | Posted May 22, 2019
4/10 41% Where Hands Touch (2018) In a disappointing turn from Asante, an important and vital narrative is lost in a bizarre and over-dramatic love story. - The Digital Fix EDIT
Read More | Posted May 22, 2019
8/10 88% Madeline's Madeline (2018) Bold, brave and bizarre - Madeline's Madeline is a truly unconventional indie gem with a star performance at its heart. - The Digital Fix EDIT
Read More | Posted May 22, 2019
9/10 96% Birds of Passage (Pájaros de verano) (2019) A deftly executed epic that expertly subverts the stereotypical crime family story, with phenomenal results. - The Digital Fix EDIT
Read More | Posted May 22, 2019
6/10 63% Unicorn Store (2019) The glitter onscreen dazzles more than the actual film, but Unicorn Store is a solid depiction of the trials of adulthood and finding joy in the places you least expect. - The Digital Fix EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 25, 2019
6/10 94% Styx (2019) A foreboding drama which attempts to scrutinise Western bureaucracy and attitudes towards refugees and, for the most part, succeeds. - The Digital Fix EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 25, 2019
No Score Yet Two in the Bush: A Love Story (2019) Two in the Bush mixes comedy with deeply emotional moments. The result is highly relatable content which one can identify with whilst laughing at how ridiculous humans can be, specifically when dealing with love. - Film Inquiry EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 8, 2019
54% J.T. LeRoy (2019) Despite captivating performances from both Dern and Stewart, Jeremiah Terminator Leroy never manages to break out of the drudgery of a standard biopic. - Film Inquiry EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 8, 2019
94% Tucked (2018) With glitter in abundance and some of the most beautiful thigh high boots, Tucked is an example of the excellent queer cinema that Britain has to offer. - Film Inquiry EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 3, 2019
49% Tell It to the Bees (2019) Tell it to the Bees might not know exactly what it wants to be, but there's no denying Grainger and Pacquin's chemistry, nor that Jankel knows how to pack a brutal emotional punch. - Film Inquiry EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 3, 2019
8/10 37% Out of Blue (2019) Strange and otherworldly, Clarkson may carry Out of Blue but this small film has got legs of its own. - The Digital Fix EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 28, 2019
6/10 82% The Fight (2018) Punching above its weight, The Fight isn't going to win gold but is still worth a watch. - The Digital Fix EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 19, 2019
93% Wonder Woman (2017) Wonder Woman not only fulfils all the criteria of a superhero movie but is also engaging, exciting and inspiring throughout - The F Word UK EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 12, 2019
5/10 91% Mandy (2018) Visually mind-blowing, Mandy has a real taste for aesthetics but not so much for story - The Digital Fix EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 12, 2019
9/10 89% The Breaker Upperers (2018) Laugh a minute romp about female friendship, The Breaker Upperers is witty, sharp and contains numerous dance sequences you're unlikely to ever forget - The Digital Fix EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 12, 2019
8/10 86% Nancy (2018) Quiet and haunting, Nancy is an intriguing first feature from a talented director - The Digital Fix EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 12, 2019
6/10 57% Touch Me Not (2019) Even with all its rough edges, Touch Me Not is still a compelling watch. There are no comparisons - it's a truly unique entity. - The Digital Fix EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 12, 2019
8/10 73% Assassination Nation (2018) Bold, bloody and brilliant - Assassination Nation is required viewing for the 21st century feminist - The Digital Fix EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 12, 2019
78% Anna and the Apocalypse (2018) If you've been waiting for a zombie apocalypse Christmas musical, then Anna and Apocalypse will satisfy your every desire and more - The Digital Fix EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 8, 2019
9/10 91% The Kindergarten Teacher (2018) Maggie Gyllenhaal mesmerises in this subtle and moving portrait of a schoolteacher spiralling out of control - The Digital Fix EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 8, 2019
8/10 100% Of Love & Law (2017) A powerful, heartfelt documentary that sheds a much needed light on a newly fluctuating Japanese society - The Digital Fix EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 8, 2019
5/10 94% Foxtrot (2018) A heavy-handed approach to the futility of war, Foxtrot aims high but falls short - The Digital Fix EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 8, 2019
6/10 74% On the Basis of Sex (2019) It's an inspirational story that needs to be seen, but On the Basis of Sex doesn't impress half as much as Ruth Bader Ginsburg does - The Digital Fix EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 8, 2019
8/10 92% Fyre (2019) Engaging, enraging and utterly absurd - Netflix's Fyre Festival documentary is an absolute must see - The Digital Fix EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 8, 2019
4/10 63% Bird Box (2018) Over-long and over-clichéd, Bird Box feels like familiar territory and not in a good way - The Digital Fix EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 8, 2019
8/10 89% Pin Cushion (2018) A dark fairy-tale, Pin Cushion is at once a wickedly funny and a deeply emotional experience - The Digital Fix EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 8, 2019
8/10 100% The Judge (2018) Equally frustrating and inspiring, The Judge is an accomplished tale of bravery and justice - The Digital Fix EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 8, 2019
8/10 86% The Miseducation of Cameron Post (2018) Subtle yet entirely absorbing, Desiree Akhavan takes aim at religious bigotry in her expertly crafted film - The Digital Fix EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 8, 2019
7/10 100% Wajib (2017) Though the premise of a father and son reconnecting is not necessarily unique, the context of Wajib breathes new life into an old story - The Digital Fix EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 8, 2019
6/10 94% Private Life (2018) With a soft touch and genuine moments of joy and heartache, Private Life is a flawed yet solid watch - The Digital Fix EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 8, 2019
7/10 79% Dark River (2018) With strong performances throughout, Dark River is only let down by it's ending, which rounds off an otherwise achingly beautiful film. - The Digital Fix EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 8, 2019
90% Female Human Animal (2018) Josh Appignanesi's new feature film is an impressive blend of fact and fiction which successfully evades our preconceived ideas about genre to present itself as something radically bold, new and different. - Film Inquiry EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 5, 2019
85% Soni (2018) Soni, as a gritty realist portrait, feels fresh and unique - both in it's portrayal of Kalpana and Soni and its technical achievements. - Film Inquiry EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 2, 2019
40% Nina (2018) Dynamic turns from its two stars and an intriguing relationship make it a pleasant enough watch. - Film Inquiry EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 2, 2019