Cameron Frew

Cameron Frew
Tomatometer-approved critic
Biography:
I'm a freelance film critic. For the past four years I have finessed my writing on my blog, frewfilm.com, but of late have also been writing on moviecorner.co.uk, jumpcutonline.com and flickeringmyth.com.

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
5/5 84% Ad Astra (2019) Toxic masculinity, daddy issues and mankind's battle with existentialism make up the poetry of James Gray's magnificent, beautiful space odyssey. - FrewFilm EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 19, 2019
5/5 85% Once Upon a Time In Hollywood (2019) Tarantino's penultimate film is pure movie magic; a beautifully crafted, deliriously cathartic sonnet to Hollywood's Golden Age. - FrewFilm EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 16, 2019
4/5 67% Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw (2019) Deliriously entertaining, pure action escapism - Hobbs & Shaw is B-movie ecstasy. - FrewFilm EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 4, 2019
5/5 83% Midsommar (2019) A beautiful daymare that certifies Aster as cinema's next great master of horror. - JumpCut Online EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 4, 2019
5/5 90% Spider-Man: Far From Home (2019) A web-slinging triumph; flabbergasting, charming and always entertaining, with heart, laughs and plenty more up its sleeve. - FrewFilm EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 2, 2019
4/5 97% Toy Story 4 (2019) A majestic epilogue. - FrewFilm EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 23, 2019
2/5 23% Dark Phoenix (2019) Truly the end of an era; a flat finale shackled by superficial themes, with no sense of event. Goodbye, old friend. - FrewFilm EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 9, 2019
3/5 54% Ma (2019) Trashy horror sharpened by a deliciously wicked Spencer, but hindered by vapid clichés. - FrewFilm EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 3, 2019
2/5 42% Godzilla: King of the Monsters (2019) A Titanic spectacle; however, the film's tiresome tendencies outweigh some genuinely breathtaking moments. - FrewFilm EDIT
Read More | Posted May 30, 2019
5/5 89% Rocketman (2019) A coke-fuelled musical odyssey beyond the black and white. - FrewFilm EDIT
Read More | Posted May 30, 2019
4/5 83% High Life (2019) Human nature and Mother Nature come to blows with uncomfortable consequences in this disturbing, mystifying sci-fi odyssey. - FrewFilm EDIT
Read More | Posted May 12, 2019
5/5 94% Avengers: Endgame (2019) A spectacular, once-in-a-lifetime epic. Avengers, dismissed. - FrewFilm EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 30, 2019
1/5 17% Hellboy (2019) There's a parallel universe where Del Toro made Hellboy 3 - you can find me there. - FrewFilm EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 11, 2019
2/5 57% Pet Sematary (2019) There's something wrong when you walk out of a film as bleak, sobering and downright hopeless as Pet Sematary, and the response is a shrug à la Partridge. - FrewFilm EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 7, 2019
4/5 90% Shazam! (2019) Big for today's superhero crazed world; hilarious, packed with heart and carelessly breezy. - FrewFilm EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 29, 2019
4/5 93% Us (2019) A sharp, sophomore thrill ride that lingers long after like a shadow. - FrewFilm EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 24, 2019
3/5 78% Captain Marvel (2019) A distinctly Phase One pre-Endgame appetiser, progressive and thematically powerful in areas missing a little wonder. - FrewFilm EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 11, 2019
5/5 99% Eighth Grade (2018) A really, really amazing film. In fact, it's one of the best of the decade. - Flickering Myth EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 3, 2019
2/5 58% Under the Silver Lake (2019) There's probably a crowd out there for this occult, twisty-turny, definitively baffling offering; I for one, have no desire to watch it again. - Flickering Myth EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 2, 2019
4/5 91% Gloria Bell (2019) A quietly eccentric crowd-pleaser that shows off an extraordinarily nuanced performance from Julianne Moore. - Flickering Myth EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 1, 2019
4/5 92% Fighting with My Family (2019) The charm of Fighting With My Family is irresistible. Uplifting and hilarious, embodying the tropes and delights of the underdog genre with a shameless smile. - FrewFilm EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 26, 2019
4/5 81% Mid90s (2018) Unflinching with an absorbing aesthetic, Mid90s is proper coming-of-age; terrifying, fleeting and funny with pathos to spare. - FrewFilm EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 26, 2019
4/5 90% Benjamin (2018) Amstell's debut is a glance into what rom-coms centred around gay couples can be; touching and side-splitting, without the need for a label. - Flickering Myth EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 26, 2019
4/5 70% Cold Pursuit (2019) An insanely watchable slice of icy mayhem, self-amused but also self-assured right down to the last rib-tickling frame. - FrewFilm EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 26, 2019
4/5 75% Dragged Across Concrete (2019) A brutal thriller of breathless intensity. - Flickering Myth EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 24, 2019
4/5 85% The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part (2019) A surrealist, pop culture tornado that whirls you up and spits you out in a state of post-playtime delirium. - FrewFilm EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 20, 2019
4/5 89% The Kid Who Would Be King (2019) Cornish provides heart, jollity and a timely reminder of how far honour goes in this throwback to legendary, adolescent-led blockbusters. - FrewFilm EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 20, 2019
2/5 70% Happy Death Day 2U (2019) Rothe is the attraction of this high-concept, ludicrous sequel that trades charm for convolution. - FrewFilm EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 20, 2019
4/5 80% Boy Erased (2018) Edgerton solidifies his talents behind the camera, crafting solid, emotionally-charged polemic that sticks with you long after leaving the cinema. - FrewFilm EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 12, 2019
4/5 98% Can You Ever Forgive Me? (2018) McCarthy and Grant give the performances of their lives in a fascinating literary crime saga that blends caustic wit and pathos with aplomb. - Movie Corner EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 6, 2019
4/5 90% How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World (2019) With this stunning crescendo, Dreamworks' beloved series bows out beautifully. - Movie Corner EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 6, 2019
3/5 50% Escape Room (2019) Awesome production design illuminates this fun flick, repressed by a lack of real wickedness. - FrewFilm EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 6, 2019
3/5 61% Alita: Battle Angel (2019) A big-budget, not-so family-friendly adventure that kicks a healthy amount of robo-ass. - FrewFilm EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 2, 2019
5/5 95% If Beale Street Could Talk (2019) A sensory, tender, romantic work of incredible poignancy. - FrewFilm EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 29, 2019
3/5 70% The Mule (2018) The Mule has more than a few bumps along the way, but there's worse roads to take a Sunday drive down. - FrewFilm EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 26, 2019
4/5 74% Destroyer (2018) Kidman gives the performance of a lifetime in a gruelling, impassioned penance parable. - FrewFilm EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 25, 2019
3/5 63% Mary Queen of Scots (2018) Ill-pacing and bland storytelling betray this powerhouse showcase of Ronan and Robbie's boundless talents. - FrewFilm EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 24, 2019
2/5 37% Glass (2019) Shyamalan's final entry in his unlikely cinematic universe is a Split sequel with Unbreakable filling; but what's the point if none of it makes sense? - FrewFilm EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 19, 2019
3/5 66% Vice (2018) A product of flamboyant vitriol that inspires hatred, resentment and ultimately, despair. - FrewFilm EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 17, 2019
4/5 93% The Favourite (2018) A stunning trifecta of women lead this delectably vicious tale on the gluttony of power. - FrewFilm EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 7, 2019
4/5 58% The House That Jack Built (2018) Disgusting and cathartic in the way only Von Trier can allow without a criminal conviction. - FrewFilm EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 15, 2018
5/5 96% Roma (2018) Perfection. Cinema doesn't get as rich as this. - FrewFilm EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 14, 2018
5/5 97% Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (2018) Beautiful, hilarious, enthralling, inspiring; everything Spidey stands for and more. Masterpiece. - FrewFilm EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 11, 2018
5/5 93% The Old Man & the Gun (2018) An unreserved, mellow triumph that soothes the soul. - FrewFilm EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 11, 2018
4/5 84% Creed II (2018) Gripping and poignant, Creed II marks the humble passing of the mantle. Just need Mr. T's son for next time. - FrewFilm EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 6, 2018
4/5 78% Green Book (2018) More slight than sobering, this is a charming, deftly performed piece of work. - FrewFilm EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 6, 2018
2/5 40% The Girl in the Spider's Web (2018) A fat, big-budget dud with a pulse that even a versatile Foy can't keep from flatlining. - FrewFilm EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 6, 2018
4/5 66% Peterloo (2019) Violence takes a backseat to powerful rhetoric in this dense, Universal Credit-era history lesson. - FrewFilm EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 18, 2018
3/5 66% Suspiria (2018) A beguiling, macabre, at times feverish remake with more to admire than enjoy. It'll churn your soul. - FrewFilm EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 18, 2018
2/5 37% Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald (2018) Razzle dazzle doesn't save this problematic foray into the pre-Potter world of witchcraft and wizardry. - FrewFilm EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 18, 2018