Nick Hasted

Nick Hasted
Nick Hasted's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Little White Lies Uncut Magazine [UK] The Arts Desk

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
4/5 64% The Good Liar (2019) Condon's repeated dipping of the grey pound in acid remains a bracing achievement. - The Arts Desk EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 8, 2019
3/5 88% Brittany Runs a Marathon (2019) The gently funny interactions of a cast of awkward characters remain winningly truthful throughout. - The Arts Desk EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 3, 2019
3/5 77% Doctor Sleep (2019) Flanagan offers a humane horror Kubrick was indifferent to. - The Arts Desk EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 1, 2019
3/5 93% The Last Black Man in San Francisco (2019) If it doesn't all cohere, first-time actor Fails has a hurt soulfulness deeper than his surroundings. And if it is itself a touch gentrified, this matches its characters' aspirations beyond their social boxes, leaving a sweet and kindly aftertaste. - The Arts Desk EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 28, 2019
3/5 79% A Hidden Life (2019) Malick adopts a meditative rhythm, and if he finally elevates Franz too far from regular humanity, risking saintly cliché, he lets us contemplate a rare hero. - The Arts Desk EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 15, 2019
5/5 96% The Irishman (2019) Though this three-and-a-half hour film is among Scorsese's slowest, complete with silent, ruminative pauses, it feels steadily sure-footed, never flagging. - The Arts Desk EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 15, 2019
3/5 26% Gemini Man (2019) The combination of a fine director, untried technology, clunky script and relaxed cast make Gemini Man a very odd film indeed. The more Lee tries to fit in, the further out he gets. - The Arts Desk EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 13, 2019
3/5 95% Good Posture (2019) It's affectionately told from inside its particular world, admitting absurdities but essentially forgiving. - The Arts Desk EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 6, 2019
4/5 99% The Farewell (2019) The play between suppression and sentimentality is as engrossing as that between East and West. - The Arts Desk EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 20, 2019
3/5 88% Hustlers (2019) Lopez's tough carapace, of a piece with her broad New York accent, defines a steely performance. - The Arts Desk EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 12, 2019
3/5 32% A Million Little Pieces (2019) This close character study in an extreme social setting shuns exploitation, but lacks compensatory power of its own. - The Arts Desk EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 2, 2019
50% The Informer (2020) The fine cast keep busily working, in a film that's rarely worth it. - The Arts Desk EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 28, 2019
3/5 78% Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark (2019) An atmospheric world surrounds thoughtful but half-hearted horrors. As The Shape of Water also suggested, del Toro is sometimes too soft-hearted to equal the horror traditions he loves. - The Arts Desk EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 26, 2019
4/5 97% Pain and Glory (Dolor y gloria) (2019) This auteur on the verge of a nervous breakdown is his masterfully understated summation of how it feels to outlive your notoriety, health and maybe times, and still make art from the memories. - The Arts Desk EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 21, 2019
3/5 24% Playmobil: The Movie (2019) Playmobil is a breezy B-movie in a genre aspiring to Mad comic satire and grand opera. - The Arts Desk EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 9, 2019
4/5 100% The Edge (2019) Douglas sympathetically balances this team's huge, proud achievement with its pitiless toll, in a sports film of rare intimacy and insight. - The Arts Desk EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 28, 2019
2/5 53% The Lion King (2019) What Disney are offering isn't art, but an expensive upgrade. - The Arts Desk EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 18, 2019
3/5 64% Annabelle Comes Home (2019) It's like a pre-teen Dazed and Confused or, as Annabelle awakes, The Brady Bunch Goes To Hell. - The Arts Desk EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 12, 2019
2/5 68% Stockholm (2019) Falling prey to his own Stockholm syndrome, Budreau lets his crooks off their dangerous foolishness. - The Arts Desk EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 20, 2019
4/5 23% Dark Phoenix (2019) One day, when superhero films are as rare as westerns, we will appreciate the brilliant talent applied to the best of them. X-Men: Dark Phoenix moves with a classic's smooth conviction from its very first scenes. - The Arts Desk EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 7, 2019
3/5 41% Godzilla: King of the Monsters (2019) This Godzilla is at its best when casually obliterating lost underwater cities and holding forth on Hollow Earths. - The Arts Desk EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 3, 2019
4/5 56% Salome (1923) Salomé's reputation for practically inventing camp proves its least interesting aspect. - The Arts Desk EDIT
Read More | Posted May 29, 2019
2/5 14% The Hustle (2019) The idea that there are moral lessons lurking in this quagmire is the biggest con of all. - The Arts Desk EDIT
Read More | Posted May 11, 2019
2/5 68% Pokémon Detective Pikachu (2019) Pikachu's hologram flashbacks to imperishable, buried memories have also strayed in from some phantom, Philip K. Dick-scripted Pokémon film. Then it goes back to subliminally selling you games, and it all seems a bit offensive. - The Arts Desk EDIT
Read More | Posted May 10, 2019
3/5 81% Long Shot (2019) Much as Fred's frog turns into a prince, Long Shot becomes briefly, exhilaratingly revolutionary. - The Arts Desk EDIT
Read More | Posted May 2, 2019
4/5 94% Styx (2019) If the metaphors for current refugee policies are sometimes heavy-handed, this response's angry despair is powerfully put. - The Arts Desk EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 26, 2019
4/5 75% Dragged Across Concrete (2019) A quarter-century after Reservoir Dogs, Zahler may have finally taken us post-Tarantino. - The Arts Desk EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 17, 2019
4/5 17% Hellboy (2019) This is a sort of were-film, with full-blooded horror set to tear through its superhero skin. - The Arts Desk EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 12, 2019
3/5 90% Shazam! (2019) After Patty Jenkins' Wonder Woman, Shazam! is even better-placed to let the fun bubble back. - The Arts Desk EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 4, 2019
4/5 96% Being Frank: The Chris Sievey Story (2019) Steve Sullivan's revelatory documentary finally unveils Chris Sievey, who only averted a pauper's funeral in 2010 thanks to an outpouring of public support, but left 100 boxes of art in a damp cellar which are in their way priceless. - The Arts Desk EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 29, 2019
3/5 85% The Hole in the Ground (2019) It's a pretty good one, but deeper disturbance stays in the ground. - The Arts Desk EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 3, 2019
4/5 90% The Kid Who Would Be King (2019) It's the sort of film Cornish would have wanted to see, and make, when he was 12. - The Arts Desk EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 15, 2019
2/5 50% Crucible of the Vampire (2017) Style, scares and audacious ideas are all finally much too thin on the ground to elevate this film beyond its budget. - The Arts Desk EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 2, 2019
2/5 37% Glass (2019) Glass finally cracks due to Shyamalan's declining powers of plot and dialogue, falling far short of Mr Glass's deviousness. - The Arts Desk EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 20, 2019
4/5 84% Disobedience (2018) It's a liberated film, leaving us, too, time and space to feel and think. - The Arts Desk EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 2, 2018
4/5 73% Assassination Nation (2018) This funny, exhilarating film's teenage heroines do, though, represent a better future. Unlike the often imprisoned, regularly showering tough chicks of the exploitation pics Levinson channels, these women have prospects. - The Arts Desk EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 26, 2018
4/5 66% Suspiria (2018) Guadagnino seems too earthbound for his subject's magic, until he suffuses it with emotion. There was a shimmer in the light when I left the cinema, a little extra leaking into reality, like an after-image, or a spell. - The Arts Desk EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 15, 2018
5/5 96% BlacKkKlansman (2018) The ironic, almost campy tone sugars the racist language to make you swallow more than you might otherwise stomach... - The Arts Desk EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 27, 2018
4/5 97% Apostasy (2017) The director's sonic austerity and sensual attention to people, moorland vistas and rustling canopies of leaves conjures a rich world around the Whitlings. - The Arts Desk EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 29, 2018
4/5 93% First Reformed (2018) First Reformed is [Paul Schrader's] first screenplay to reach the screen unscathed in a decade, and shows an artist strengthened by the fight. - The Arts Desk EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 15, 2018
4/5 53% Ismael's Ghosts (Les fantômes d'Ismaël) (2018) Gregoire Hetzel's urgent score, pared-down editing and these mandarins' characterful faces promise a byzantine, satisfying tale. - The Arts Desk EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 1, 2018
2/5 70% Solo: A Star Wars Story (2018) This is franchise film-making at its worst. - The Arts Desk EDIT
Read More | Posted May 29, 2018
4/5 45% Mary Magdalene (2019) Phoenix's Jesus is softly, tactilely loving. Davis brings you close enough to almost feel the weave of his clothes. - The Arts Desk EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 22, 2018
79% Dark River (2018) For a former conceptual artist and documentarian, Barnard is strong on characterisation and narrative, as well as the social pressures and landscapes which shape lives. Like her previous films, Dark River also sees her taking the long view of a life. - The Arts Desk EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 23, 2018
3/5 85% Darkest Hour (2017) Oldman's performance is the sole, sufficient reason to see a film in which little else finally lingers. - The Arts Desk EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 11, 2018
4/5 100% The Ecstasy of Wilko Johnson (2015) It's a strange, thought-provoking tale. - The Arts Desk EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 21, 2017
4/5 85% Listen Up Philip (2014) The many laughs come in disbelieving gasps, but the film also has more heart than its hero. - The Arts Desk EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 20, 2017
4/5 80% The New Girlfriend (2015) The reason this is one of Ozon's most approachable and soft-centred films is that it is one of his most radically activist. - The Arts Desk EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 20, 2017
3/5 53% Stonehearst Asylum (2014) This is a faithful adaptation of the obscure Edgar Allan Poe tale "The System of Doctor Tarr and Professor Fether", a story short enough to, as with the Sixties Roger Corman Poe cycle, leave its adapters ample room to extrapolate as they please. - The Arts Desk EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 20, 2017
3/5 60% Murder On The Orient Express (2017) Nothing has really changed in Christieworld since the last time you heard this tale. But Branagh's conservative, classicist instincts let him tell it with vigour. - The Arts Desk EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 9, 2017