Christina Newland

Christina Newland
Christina Newland's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Empire Magazine Film Comment Magazine Sight and Sound RogerEbert.com Little White Lies The Playlist MUBI

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
97% Knives Out (2019) With its narrative double bluffs and knowingly byzantine plot twists, Knives Out nimbly swerves around the pitfalls of murder mysteries past. Full of rhythmic verve and pithy humor, this is uproariously entertaining filmmaking. - Film Comment Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 19, 2019
96% Marriage Story (2019) Audiences might expect a mercilessly bleak view of married life, but Baumbach's go-to mode is never despair, even when Marriage Story is desperately sad. - Sight and Sound EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 3, 2019
69% Joker (2019) Ideas-wise, it's only slightly less superficial than so many other comic-book movies, but judging by pure entertainment factor, it's a thrill to watch. - Sight and Sound EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 3, 2019
A- 70% The King (2019) DavidMichôd's The King is an intelligent, accessible Shakespearean epic that showcases Chalamet's incredible performance. - The Playlist EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 3, 2019
C- 42% Wasp Network (2019) In a story of unspooling complexity and multiple double-crosses, the biggest trouble with Wasp Network is that it can be flat-out confusing. - The Playlist EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 1, 2019
B 94% The Perfect Candidate (2019) The Perfect Candidate is a likable exploration of female optimism and democratic willpower in a deeply conservative society. - The Playlist EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 31, 2019
2/5 49% Tell It to the Bees (2019) A gentle and prettily appointed romantic tragedy with likeable performances; but there's a stultifying blandness to proceedings and an implausible final act. - Empire Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 19, 2019
80% Daisies (1967) Chytilova understands the feminine decorum expected of women in Czech society, and she undermines it at every turn... Irrespective of the film's political specifics, it's this rebellious spirit that feels so fresh. - Little White Lies EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 19, 2019
4/5 96% Birds of Passage (Pájaros de verano) (2019) Unforgettable images in service of a strange, poignant story. - Empire Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted May 17, 2019
3/5 82% Future Shock! The Story of 2000AD (2014) For both beginners and long-time aficionados, Future Shock! is a serviceable account of 2000AD's influence -- and how it altered the future of modern comics. - CineVue EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 8, 2019
74% Lords of Chaos (2019) As this gang of asshole teenagers thrash and headbang their way into a litany of gruesome behavior, Åkerlund regards them with both mild detachment and fully fleshed-out detail. - Film Comment Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 21, 2019
4/5 100% Cradle of Champions (2018) This triumphant film is almost an advertisement for the incredible power the sport has in working-class communities. - Little White Lies EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 21, 2019
4/5 92% Sauvage / Wild (2019) This is a sexually frank and arrestingly tender perspective of a young man in freefall. It occasionally leans too far into the horrors of street prostitution, but it's mostly an open-minded view of its shiftless main character. - Empire Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 27, 2019
4/5 100% América (2018) A moving story of intergenerational family love and loyalty, made with affection, light and incidental humour - as much as with melancholy. - Empire Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 8, 2019
83% Her Smell (2019) What really elevates the film's darkness is its propensity to find light, redemption and communal love in the destructive throes of the music scene. - Sight and Sound EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 2, 2019
84% Creed II (2018) Ultimately though, Creed II is as much a male weepie or old-school melodrama as it is a boxing movie, and this is actually where it succeeds best. - MUBI EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 4, 2018
3/5 55% Yardie (2019) Enjoyable, but so deeply conventional that it feels a little played out. - Little White Lies EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 30, 2018
4/5 92% A Prayer Before Dawn (2018) A way-above-average genre movie with a star-making performance of animal energy from Joe Cole. - Little White Lies EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 20, 2018
90% Skate Kitchen (2018) Although the film is not particularly resonant outside of its own myopic storytelling, it does beautifully observe this subculture with both raw and lyrical detail. - MUBI EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 4, 2018
100% Leave No Trace (2018) Granik has exhibited a depth of feeling for these characters that is fair-minded and gentle, offering a nation's most broken and isolated progeny a safe fictional harbor in her film. - MUBI EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 4, 2018
89% Hereditary (2018) There's no other way to say it: Ari Aster's directorial debut is terrifying. - MUBI EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 4, 2018
99% The Tale (2018) As harrowing as it is to watch, seeing a woman come to terms with the reality of her abuse after decades of burying it is deeply powerful. - MUBI EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 4, 2018
6.2/10 89% The Image Book (Le livre d'image) (2019) Le Livre d'Image is a film that derails itself constantly and self-consciously. - Paste Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted May 22, 2018
45% Girls of the Sun (Les filles du soleil) (2019) Husson's heavy-handed storytelling suggests that women must be suffering and debased on screen in order to provoke emotion, and remarkably heroic in order to fashion a hopeful narrative. - Sight and Sound EDIT
Read More | Posted May 18, 2018
4/5 97% Montparnasse Bienvenue (Jeune femme) (2017) Laetitia Dosch is breathtakingly charismatic. You can't take your eyes off her, even on repeat viewings. - Little White Lies EDIT
Read More | Posted May 16, 2018
96% Birds of Passage (Pájaros de verano) (2019) A textured and utterly unique re-imagining of the family crime saga. - Sight and Sound EDIT
Read More | Posted May 10, 2018
4/5 95% Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story (2017) A vivid portrait of one of the most remarkable, pioneering women of Hollywood's Golden Age. - Little White Lies EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 8, 2018
4/5 93% Clash (Eshtebak) (2017) A compact thriller with real human consequences. - Little White Lies EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 20, 2017
3.5/4 90% David Lynch: The Art Life (2017) This cockeyed, oblique attempt to get closer to the worldview of David Lynch-one of American cinema's finest oddities-is a compelling slice of cinephile inquiry. - RogerEbert.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 31, 2017
97% 1945 (2017) In this twitchy, claustrophobic view of moral degeneration, it becomes apparent that this town is not so much convulsed with guilt as with defensive anger. - Sight and Sound EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 22, 2017
59% Django (2018) There's an urgent impetus at the heart of this film, far beyond the realm of either flat period biopic or mere history lesson. - Sight and Sound EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 20, 2017
88% Vazante (2018) Thomas approaches the brutality of slave life with a pointedly elliptical style - allowing the audience to fill in the gaps. - Sight and Sound EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 20, 2017
4/5 88% Christine (2016) A disturbing, honest portrait of female neurosis and depression. - Little White Lies EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 26, 2017
4/5 91% La La Land (2016) Open-hearted gushy romanticism in CinemaScope. What's not to love? - Little White Lies EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 9, 2017
2/5 86% The Clan (El Clan) (2016) Curiously inert for such purportedly thrilling subject matter. - Little White Lies EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 16, 2016
3/5 74% The Keeping Room (2015) A well-intentioned home invasion thriller that can't quite address all the issues it raises. - Little White Lies EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 16, 2016