Jeremy Aspinall

Jeremy Aspinall
Jeremy Aspinall's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Radio Times
Publications: Radio Times

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
4/5 100% A Good Woman Is Hard to Find (2019) Pastoll invests time in his housing-estate locations in Belgium and Northern Ireland - without going fully into Ken Loach mode - and builds tension deftly with the aid of Matthew Pusti's menacing score. - Radio Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 11, 2019
2/5 53% Ladyworld (2019) Trouble is, the incessant soundtrack of noises and ethereal voices really does grate after a while, eroding any sustained suspense just as events take on an increasingly surreal hue. - Radio Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 25, 2019
3/5 67% The Emperor of Paris (L'Empereur de Paris) (2018) Director Jean-François Richet's good-looking adventure is not in the class of gangster epic Mesrine, his terrific 2008 collaboration with Cassel, but the star's steely charisma more than compensates as does the cracking finale in a subterranean lair. - Radio Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 13, 2019
4/5 93% Werewolf (Wilkolak) (2018) Deftly acted by the young cast and stunningly shot, Panek's sophomore feature is an enthralling reflection on human nature, but with nail-biting jeopardy never too far away. - Radio Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 7, 2019
3/5 67% The Banana Splits (2019) Baby boomer fans of the Splits' TV antics will be intrigued, but a gorefest featuring killer Teletubbies or Muppets - now that would be shocking. - Radio Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 13, 2019
5/5 99% For Sama (2019) It's undoubtedly harrowing and not for the faint-hearted, but Waad's love letter to her daughter is a moving, life-affirming experience that demonstrates humanity can abide in the most desperate of conflicts. - Radio Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 13, 2019
2/5 14% Night Hunter (Nomis) (2019) Trouble is, there are too many leaps of illogic to sustain the seeds of a good idea, and with so many engrossing small-screen offerings around, the ante for delivering the thriller-killer goods has been well and truly upped. - Radio Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 13, 2019
3/5 75% The Night Sitter (2019) gleefully ghoulish horror - Radio Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 13, 2019
4/5 82% Memory: The Origins of Alien (2019) It's a richly rewarding experience, with the only quibble being the absence of Scott and Sigourney Weaver among the talking heads, although cast members Tom Skerritt and Veronica Cartwright provide quality firsthand insight. - Radio Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 29, 2019
3/5 96% Hail Satan? (2019) A potted history of Satanism puts much in perspective, but the real eye-opener is the influence of Charlton Heston and his most famous biblical role. - Radio Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 22, 2019
2/5 85% Brian's Song (1970) The story of courage and humanity is a gripping one, but Gray's movie attempts to extend some of the original's minor areas, and in doing so loses emotional power. - Radio Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 14, 2019
4/5 97% American Factory (2019) It's a tad long, but Bognar and Reichert's fascinating fly-on-the-wall documentary is still a prophetic snapshot of things to come in a world increasingly subject to automation and globalisation. - Radio Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 9, 2019
4/5 86% Animals (2019) Irreverent, funny and refreshingly unsentimental, Hyde's sophomore drama gives Withnail & I a bawdy run for its money thanks to a nuanced script and believable lead performances that put flawed but fascinating women up front and centre. - Radio Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 4, 2019
2/5 33% Domino (2019) Scandi police procedural meets Homeland in this underpowered thriller from director Brian De Palma, which unfortunately does little justice to either. - Radio Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 4, 2019
3/5 88% Batman: Hush (2019) Purist fans may question some of the changes to the original story but it's still a lively, action-packed affair with friends, foes aplenty and a feisty punch-up with a compromised Man of Steel keeping the intrigue and interest high. - Radio Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 22, 2019
3/5 57% Brightburn (2019) This is straight-out slasher horror with superhero stylings, though it may be as much a comment on the tarnishing of America under Trump as it is a Twilight Zone-like spin on the Superman legend. - Radio Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 21, 2019
3/5 68% Stockholm (2019) It may not all be true or indeed the complete story, with little of the aftermath re-enacted, but Hawke makes you wish it was. - Radio Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 21, 2019
3/5 64% Dead Ant (2019) If a collision between Spinal Tap and 1950s creature feature Them! sounds like a blast, then this big-bug brouhaha (with emphasis on ha-ha) should tickle your fancy. - Radio Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 21, 2019
3/5 74% Ghost Light (2019) Quirky rather than hilarious and nowhere near as scary or gruesome as the play, this affectionate if overlong love letter to summer-stock theatre from director John Stimpson may be too light on laughs and carnage for some. - Radio Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 21, 2019
3/5 91% Starfish (2019) Peppered with mind-bending images, White's visually impressive feature debut takes cues from genre flicks like The Signal, Pontypool, The Endless and Cloverfield, as well as producing jolting shocks and a manga-style animated interlude. - Radio Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 16, 2019
2/5 70% The Terror of Hallow's Eve (2017) ...this is affectionately serviceable fare that's more trick than treat. - Radio Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 16, 2019
4/5 100% Valkoinen Peura (The White Reindeer) (1952) Be careful what you wish for is the moral of this captivating 1952 fantasy horror, a rare genre movie from Finland. - Radio Times EDIT
Read More | Posted May 26, 2019
4/5 89% The Raft (2019) The combination of the original 16mm footage with the survivors' recollections is powerful and moving, with Fé Seymour's midway epiphany (or "ocean vertigo", as she calls it) a profoundly illuminating moment. - Radio Times EDIT
Read More | Posted May 26, 2019
2/5 42% Thriller (2018) A worthy stab at the slasher genre, then, but with old-school slayers like Halloween's Michael Myers and Child's Play devil-doll Chucky still enjoying regular makeovers, the bogeyman bar remains too high for this underpowered effort. - Radio Times EDIT
Read More | Posted May 17, 2019
4/5 89% Arctic (2019) Mikkelsen has little dialogue and exudes stoic determination in the face of excruciating dilemmas, yet there's vulnerability beneath that inscrutable facade, too. - Radio Times EDIT
Read More | Posted May 10, 2019
3/5 76% The Man Who Killed Hitler and Then The Bigfoot (2019) Unfortunately, the narrative doesn't always hang together but there's no doubting Krzykowski's feature bow is a labour of love. - Radio Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 5, 2019
2/5 No Score Yet Tiger Bay (1934) Not surprisingly for its vintage, the film is a bit creaky and its occasional broad humour seems ill placed, but Wong is a shimmering presence in a well-lit melodrama that doesn't overstay its welcome. - Radio Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 14, 2019
4/5 86% The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind (2019) A genuinely life-affirming tale that displays a refreshingly unpatronising view of the challenges facing communities in 21st-century Africa and acts as a ringing endorsement of the importance of education. - Radio Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 2, 2019
3/5 37% Glass (2019) Glass may be flawed but it's still a thoughtful tonic to today's all-action superhero sagas. - Radio Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 24, 2019
3/5 67% Taps (1981) Entertaining, especially if its musings on military values aren't taken too seriously. - Radio Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 3, 2018
3/5 93% CAM (2018) An erotic web performer encounters double trouble in this intriguing cyber-thriller. - Radio Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 20, 2018
4/5 66% Peterloo (2019) Despite Leigh being out of his comfort zone with such a massive movie undertaking, his ability to seamlessly move between the lives of disparate characters means it's never plodding or one-note. - Radio Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 18, 2018
3/5 80% Apostle (2018) It's a tad long and occasionally loses focus but Matt Flannery's cinematography is splendidly effective, Stevens is a convincingly intense hero and the result is mercilessly watchable fright fare. - Radio Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 3, 2018
4/5 42% The Song of Sway Lake (2018) Gold should be applauded for not succumbing to sentimentality and glib clichés. - Radio Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 1, 2018
3/5 93% Ninja Scroll (1995) No-nonsense quest movie is chock-full of bloody slice-and-dice action, suitably grotesque villains and life-and-death confrontations. - Radio Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 15, 2018
3/5 81% Deliver Us (2017) Oddly intriguing and surprisingly amusing, it's a film that illuminates a puzzling incongruity in these secular times. - Radio Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 21, 2017
3/5 67% Base (2017) The electrifying footage ensures the drama isn't mired in love-triangle slushiness. - Radio Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 21, 2017
3/5 40% Justice League (2017) At least when the heroes do get down to the business of battering bad guys, these shortcomings can be parked. The dust-up in Metropolis between the League and one familiar super-powered adversary is a doozy. - Radio Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 16, 2017
4/5 93% Thor: Ragnarok (2017) Ragnarok rocks. - Radio Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 19, 2017
3/5 52% Kingsman: The Golden Circle (2017) There's still much to enjoy ... - Radio Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 22, 2017
4/5 100% My Journey Through French Cinema (Voyage À Travers Le Cinéma Français) (2017) It may be a long haul at over three hours, but Tavernier is charm personified as he serves up both a fine dish for cineastes and a tasty appetiser for the uninitiated. - Radio Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 14, 2017
3/5 75% The Lure (2016) The movie is a little on the languid side, but Fenn's riddle is a tantalising puzzle. - Radio Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 7, 2017
4/5 91% Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory (1971) Vibrant, imaginative fantasy reveals a layer of grimness beneath the confection. - Radio Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 8, 2017
5/5 93% Dunkirk (2017) Dunkirk the event may have been "a colossal military disaster" according to Churchill, but Dunkirk the movie is a glorious, breathtakingly vivid triumph from a director at the top of his game. - Radio Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 17, 2017
3/5 87% It Comes At Night (2017) Shults's chiller delivers jolts and jitters rather than splatter and critters. Indeed, this is the sort of horror film in which man's inner demons are just as terrifying as anything lurking in the darkness outside. - Radio Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 9, 2017
3/5 No Score Yet My Name Is Lenny (2017) A serious take on a local (if not untarnished) hero. - Radio Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 8, 2017
3/5 100% Seoul Station (2016) Though not on the nerve-shredding level of its hit, live-action predecessor, the rabid attentions of the undead throw up all kinds of dire situations and the climax in a luxury apartment block is entirely unsettling. - Radio Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 17, 2017
4/5 93% Logan (2017) No doubt, a reboot is on the way for the X-Men franchise, and the Wolverine character in particular, but make no mistake, Jackman has left big boots to fill and an indelible impression where X marks the spot. - Radio Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 3, 2017
4/5 83% George Best: All by Himself (2017) A beautifully balanced perspective that extols Best's sublime skills while offering sobering analysis of how unprecedented fame (for a footballer), alcohol and his inner demons halted his progress. - Radio Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 23, 2017
4/5 99% Tower (2016) An insightful, intense and intensely moving experience. - Radio Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 2, 2017