Redmond Bacon

Redmond Bacon
Redmond Bacon's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Cultured Vultures
Publications: Cultured Vultures

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
93% Long Day's Journey Into Night (Di qiu zui hou de ye wan) (2019) The camera movement feels purposeful and imbued with meaning, even when it's not obviously apparent. Credit has to go to Huang Jue, who anchors the film in real emotions of love and loss, doing some great acting with merely body movement alone. - Cultured Vultures EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 30, 2019
95% Ray & Liz (2019) If the subject all sounds like doom and gloom, Ray & Liz offsets its depressing subject matter through empathy and humour. - Cultured Vultures EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 30, 2019
83% High Life (2019) It's so refreshing to see a medium budget movie that doesn't fix itself to just one meaning, but functions as a kind of blank template to pin one's own feelings on. - Cultured Vultures EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 30, 2019
77% Blue My Mind (2017) As Brühlmann's first feature, there's a sense she's trying to lay on some things too thick (drugs! sex!) while being too relaxed with regards to narrative urgency. Nonetheless, Blue My Mind is a noble debut from the Zurich-born director. - Cultured Vultures EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 29, 2019
62% Outlaw King (2018) It's a frustrating watch as there's probably a good movie in there somewhere. Perhaps Mackenzie should go back to the drawing board and cut another twenty minutes. - Cultured Vultures EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 29, 2019
96% Roma (2018) The surround system is equally sublime, simulating action not seen on the screen, giving the film a transportive, immersive feel. - Cultured Vultures EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 29, 2019
90% Happy as Lazzaro (Lazzaro felice) (2018) Aided by excellent, incantational sound-mixing and wonderful unforced performances, Rorhwacher creates a recognisable and authentic vision of Italy miles apart, yet equally as fantastical, as that in Call Me By Your Name. - Cultured Vultures EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 29, 2019
97% To All the Boys I've Loved Before (2018) The resultant plot follows a style reminiscent of the Shakespeare-inspired Ten Things I Hate About You and She's All That, making To All The Boys I've Loved an enjoyable trip down the comedy-of-deception genre. - Cultured Vultures EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 29, 2019
7/10 No Score Yet Psychosia (Psykosia) (2019) Psychosia is a strong debut from Danish director Marie Grahtø Sørensen that cleverly blurs the lines between what is real and what is imagined. - Cultured Vultures EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 6, 2019
6% The Kindness of Strangers (2019) The Kindness of Strangers has a rather weightless feel, often at odds with its heavy subject matter. Warmheartedness can only get you so far. - Cultured Vultures EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 1, 2019
88% System Crasher (Systemsprenger) (2019) Systemsprenger's nuances elevate the film beyond mere misery porn and into something truly cathartic. - Cultured Vultures EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 1, 2019
No Score Yet System K (2019) With subject matter this good, all a decent documentarian has to do is point the camera and press record. - Cultured Vultures EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 1, 2019
50% The Golden Glove (Der goldene handschuh) (2019) Beneath all the horror, there is hope. You just have to look past all the dead bodies to the darker heart within. - Cultured Vultures EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 1, 2019
95% By the Grace of God (Grâce à Dieu) (2019) ...it declares that the culture of silence must be abolished. In that respect, it's gripping, urgent filmmaking. - Cultured Vultures EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 1, 2019
78% Skin (2019) Like Spike Lee in BlacKkKlansman, director Guy Nattiv understands that there's no point pussyfooting around the subject. - Cultured Vultures EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 1, 2019
83% A Tale of Three Sisters (2019) ...by filling the film with life and humour, Alper finds the hope without the need for sentimentality. - Cultured Vultures EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 1, 2019
No Score Yet Staff Only (2019) Nonetheless, as a study in teenage obliviousness, Staff Only gathers its power from the tiny accretion of moments. The economy of detail is brilliant. - Cultured Vultures EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 1, 2019
86% The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind (2019) Expect this to be a classic film for the last week of school. - Cultured Vultures EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 1, 2019
78% Mr. Jones (2019) For a film that talks a lot about just sticking to the facts, its selective choices feel rather one-sided. - Cultured Vultures EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 1, 2019
94% The Ground Beneath My Feet (Der Boden unter den Füssen) (2019) Considering it's a film about working way too hard, it doesn't seem to learn from its own central lesson. - Cultured Vultures EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 1, 2019
No Score Yet Dafne (2019) Dafne is such a fascinating character, alternating between radiant positivity and understandable anger with ease. She deserves a more complex film than this. - Cultured Vultures EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 1, 2019
100% Bait (2019) Bait feels both timeless and timely, making for an invigorating watch. - Cultured Vultures EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 1, 2019
95% Ghost Town Anthology (2019) Ghost Town Anthology is the kind of film where you get out just as much as you put in. - Cultured Vultures EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 1, 2019
100% So Long, My Son (Di jiu tian chang) (2019) Empathetic, unpredictable and unmistakably assured, it is a deeply moving experience that kept me involved from beginning to end. - Cultured Vultures EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 1, 2019
43% Farewell to the Night (L'Adieu a la nuit) (2019) A rare misstep from the accomplished director. - Cultured Vultures EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 1, 2019
No Score Yet Stitches (Savovi) (2019) An almost perfect film. - Cultured Vultures EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 1, 2019