Ben Rolph

Ben Rolph
Tomatometer-approved critic
Biography:
I am YouTube TV and Film critic, I mainly cover the DC TV Shows doing weekly reviews on Supergirl, The Flash, Arrow, Krypton and a few more. Over the summer I do breakdown videos on new news forthe shows. However I am at heart a film person along with my love for TV, on my film channel I do in-depth reviews of my favourite recent films in a video essay manor. I also work with 'Discussing Film' of which I'm going to start doing film reviews for very soon and I also have done interviews with them on their YouTube channel (Cress Williams, Black Lightning). I watch most films that are released to UK cinemas, I have attended Netflix film screenings and many preview screenings and I tend to voice my thoughts quite a lot via social media (Twitter) in regards to films and TV shows.

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
4/5 47% The Laundromat (2019) The best elements of the film is Streep and Soderbergh. - Discussing Film EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 12, 2019
5/5 83% Ad Astra (2019) Ad Astra is a masterfully existential film, examining the underpinning of human nature, and the process in the voyage to acceptance of oneself. Brad Pitt and Tommy Lee Jones have their Oscars hopefully waiting. - Discussing Film EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 11, 2019
4.5/5 62% It Chapter Two (2019) Andy Muschietti's third feature is triumphant, it horrifies, it surprises, it thrills and most certainly it gets under your skin. - Discussing Film EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 3, 2019
2/5 No Score Yet Rabid (2017) Rabid is a shabby horror-less horror with little impact and effect. - Discussing Film EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 26, 2019
4/5 45% The Informer (2020) Joel Kinnaman delivers a raw, sledgehammer-like performance as he becomes fully absorbed. - Discussing Film EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 26, 2019
4.5/5 79% Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark (2019) Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark is a poetic horror filled with fruitful atmospheric tension, ripe with horrors to make you shiver in fear and touched by Del Toro's melancholic and Gothic touch. - Discussing Film EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 24, 2019
5/5 95% Pain and Glory (Dolor y gloria) (2019) It marks Almodóvar at a height of cinematic mastery, with a film that is beauty at its finest and most pure. - Discussing Film EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 21, 2019
3/5 82% Crawl (2019) Crawl is incredibly tense and an effective exercise in genre, succeeding in direction and staging - whereas, failing on a big level with emotion and performances. - Discussing Film EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 18, 2019
5/5 85% Once Upon a Time In Hollywood (2019) Quentin Tarantino's Once Upon a Time in Hollywood is pure cinema intoxication, it's another Tarantino masterpiece, which in a way is his 'Vertigo', a film about film. - Discussing Film EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 16, 2019
3.5/5 84% Dora and the Lost City of Gold (2019) Dora and the Lost City of Gold is a surprisingly delightful journey, joy will be felt from both adults and children alike. - Discussing Film EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 6, 2019
5/5 74% The Hateful Eight (2015) Razor-sharp, witty, suspenseful and violent, it marks the signature Tarantino blend of style and substance. - Discussing Film EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 5, 2019
5/5 91% Bone Tomahawk (2015) It finds its gold in the razor-sharp screenwriting and direction of Zahler, honing ace performances all-around. - Discussing Film EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 5, 2019
5/5 86% Django Unchained (2012) Django Unchained is bold, hysterical, entertaining, brutal and daring, it is another masterpiece from the present-master of the western, Quentin Tarantino. - Discussing Film EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 5, 2019
4.5/5 93% No Country for Old Men (2007) The Coen Brothers' vision was quite simply visionary, and still is. - Discussing Film EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 5, 2019
4/5 65% Annabelle Comes Home (2019) This film is terrifying, sweat will seep through the paws of your skin and shoot right out from scare to scare. - Discussing Film EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 2, 2019
5/5 83% Midsommar (2019) Midsommar proves Ari Aster to be a director of masterful strength, you can't help but be in absolute awe of the beauty captured in this psychological nightmare-inducing vision unlike no other. - Discussing Film EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 4, 2019
5/5 78% Never Look Away (2019) Never Look Away is a masterpiece of luminous beauty. The cinematography is the best I've ever seen, it has an all-powerful quality that overwhelms beyond all images captured before. - Discussing Film EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 2, 2019
4/5 90% Spider-Man: Far From Home (2019) Spider-Man: Far From Home is a bristling extravaganza which lands ten times better than Homecoming. It is hilarious, charming and the twists are brilliantly intriguing. - Discussing Film EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 27, 2019
1/5 64% Child's Play (2019) This is horror at its worst. - Ben Film Talk EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 27, 2019
5/5 100% Anima (2019) Anima is a short "one-reeler" musical film that bewitches with a Suspiria-inspired melody of song and dance. - Discussing Film EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 26, 2019
5/5 97% Toy Story 4 (2019) Toy Story 4 is an utterly endearing joy, it had me cackling with laughter and sobbing with streams of tears. - Discussing Film EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 16, 2019
4/5 57% Brightburn (2019) Brightburn takes time to build atmosphere and tension, utilising effective horror tropes to create sheer horror and fear in the spectator. - Discussing Film EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 15, 2019
1/5 22% Men in Black International (2019) This is filmmaking at its lowest form. Men in Black International is without life, unfunny, dull and horribly executed. - Discussing Film EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 14, 2019
3/5 23% Dark Phoenix (2019) Overall I liked it and it certainly isn't the worst X-Men film. - Ben Film Talk EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 8, 2019
5/5 86% The Nightingale (2019) The Nightingale is a gothic masterpiece of grief and revenge. It proves Jennifer Kent to be a masterful director at the height of her powers. - Discussing Film EDIT
Read More | Posted May 30, 2019
4/5 99% Apollo 11 (2019) The first part of the film I found myself asking, is this real? Was the footage new? - Discussing Film EDIT
Read More | Posted May 29, 2019
3.5/5 41% Godzilla: King of the Monsters (2019) Godzilla: King of The Monsters serves the pure monster extravaganza promised, whilst failing on the human side. The greatness does make mostly up for the poor. - Discussing Film EDIT
Read More | Posted May 28, 2019
5/5 99% The Farewell (2019) The Farewell is an overwhelming tragicomedy that hits you with a sledgehammer punch of emotions. - Discussing Film EDIT
Read More | Posted May 28, 2019
4.5/5 57% Aladdin (2019) It is a ravishingly beautiful musical extravaganza, teeming with energy and star-making performances. Naomi Scott is a marvelous Jasmine, who sings to the heavens. Will Smith is pitch-perfect, online skeptics will be eating their words. - Discussing Film EDIT
Read More | Posted May 22, 2019
5/5 83% High Life (2019) Claire Denis's High Life is a sensually intimate journey that overwhelms. An intoxicatingly wonderful space odyssey into the psyche of the human condition. - Discussing Film EDIT
Read More | Posted May 18, 2019
3/5 68% Pokémon Detective Pikachu (2019) Detective Pikachu is undoubtably a great time and it'll please fans, although Justice does no justice. - Discussing Film EDIT
Read More | Posted May 9, 2019
5/5 97% Booksmart (2019) Incredibly sharp and witty, Booksmart is 2019's best film. The two are the perfect pair of friends, Dever and Feldstein have unmatched chemistry. - Discussing Film EDIT
Read More | Posted May 6, 2019
5/5 68% Stockholm (2019) The Captor is an intriguing dark comedy laced with infectious energy. It is uniquely stylish and Hawke gives one of 2019's best performances so far. - Discussing Film EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 30, 2019
5/5 94% Avengers: Endgame (2019) A beautifully heartbreaking ending to a saga. - Discussing Film EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 25, 2019
4/5 29% The Curse of La Llorona (2019) The true standout of the film is Michael Chaves and his visual beauty in capturing horror. - Discussing Film EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 25, 2019
3/5 60% Greta (2019) It is a successful genre exercise, but falls short as a whole film. - Discussing Film EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 23, 2019
3.5/5 58% Pet Sematary (2019) 'Pet Sematary' gets under your skin and tickles your spine, utilising horror tropes to build an effective film. - Discussing Film EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 3, 2019
3.5/5 47% Dumbo (2019) Dumbo is a touching film that is beautifully expressionistic and a great emotional and adventurous success. - Discussing Film EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 26, 2019
4.5/5 91% Shazam! (2019) After the great success of Aquaman, many have been hoping that DC's next film, Shazam! will live up to the brilliance of the film prior and I'm beyond glad to say it does. - Discussing Film EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 23, 2019
5/5 90% Happy as Lazzaro (Lazzaro felice) (2018) It is a beguiling fairy tale that mesmorises. - Discussing Film EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 15, 2019
4/5 79% Everybody Knows (Todos lo saben) (2019) Everybody Knows is personal and real, and that's what makes it work. - Discussing Film EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 12, 2019
5/5 75% Dragged Across Concrete (2019) S. Craig Zahler's latest film is a true master stroke in filmmaking. It is elegantly slow, contained, precise and notably beautifully framed throughout. - Discussing Film EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 7, 2019
4.5/5 78% Captain Marvel (2019) Captain Marvel is full of hysterical funny moments, gorgeous visuals and is an action packed spectacle. It is one of Marvel's best films, Brie Larson is perfectly cast as the relentless "Avenger". - Discussing Film EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 5, 2019
4/5 20% Serenity (2019) Serenity is a weirdly intimate film that builds a world so peculiar and enigmatic, it keeps you constantly guessing. Knight's experiment is a great success with one of the most chilling twists, ever. - Discussing Film EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 27, 2019
4.5/5 86% The Hole in the Ground (2019) It is a beautifully unnerving film that delves psychologically into the connection of two fruitfully dark characters. - Discussing Film EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 21, 2019
4/5 70% Happy Death Day 2U (2019) It's a fast paced, exhilarating and fun experience. Jessica Rothe is a treasure to not be missed. - Discussing Film EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 20, 2019
5/5 80% At Eternity's Gate (2018) At Eternity's Gate is a beautiful portrait of Vincent Van Gogh's fractured mind. Julian Schnabel, like his paintings creates a gestural film that captures a searingly exquisite feel to this distorted world. - Discussing Film EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 12, 2019
4/5 60% Alita: Battle Angel (2019) The film uses its uncanny-valley-like nature as a charm and doesn't shy away from existing in a world between live-action and visual effects. - Discussing Film EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 10, 2019
4/5 85% The Wife (2018) The Wife is a clever, subtle and moving portrait of a hidden woman brought to life by the Oscar-worthy Glenn Close with her quiet yet all-powerful performance. - Discussing Film EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 8, 2019
4/5 70% The Mule (2018) The Mule is a sentimental look at an unsuspecting criminal, driven by Eastwood's sly direction and performance. - Discussing Film EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 5, 2019