Rob Aldam

Rob Aldam
Tomatometer-approved critic
Publications: Backseat Mafia

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
62% Kaleidoscope (2017) A slippery psychological thriller - Backseat Mafia EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 18, 2019
100% The Go-Between (1970) A script which feels both authentic and slightly edgy. - Backseat Mafia EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 16, 2019
96% High Noon (1952) A Truly great Western - Backseat Mafia EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 16, 2019
100% Apocalypse Now: Final Cut (2019) Looks better than ever before - Backseat Mafia EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 12, 2019
16% Night Hunter (Nomis) (2019) An entertaining ride into dark heart of evil. - Backseat Mafia EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 12, 2019
40% The Furies (2019) A near miss but one which will keep horror fans entertained. - Backseat Mafia EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 11, 2019
88% Empathy, Inc. (2019) A clever and innovative sci-fi thriller which repeatedly defies expectations. - Backseat Mafia EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 10, 2019
99% Honeyland (2019) A wonderfully atmospheric and deeply moving film. - Backseat Mafia EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 9, 2019
67% The Shock of the Future (Le choc du futur) (2019) A slight but intelligent portrait of the women whose hard work and undeniable genius have played an integral part in the music we have today. - Backseat Mafia EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 9, 2019
72% Phoenix (Føniks) (2018) powerful drama which revolves around a breakout central performance from Ylva Bjørkaas Thedin. - Backseat Mafia EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 9, 2019
98% Rojo (2019) A nuanced and sharply observed political and social commentary. - Backseat Mafia EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 4, 2019
No Score Yet The Wrath (2019) An atmospheric chiller where the tension rises as soon as the sun goes down. - Backseat Mafia EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 4, 2019
93% The Naked Kiss (1964) A white-knuckle ride into a world of lies, deceit and small town politics. - Backseat Mafia EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 2, 2019
90% The Souvenir (2019) A remarkable lament on class, entitlement and the slow crumbling edifice of the former aristocracy. - Backseat Mafia EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 28, 2019
69% ANIARA (2019) A strange and unsettling sci-fi which has a rather bleak outlook on the future of humanity. - Backseat Mafia EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 28, 2019
94% Shock Corridor (1963) A hard-hitting and confrontational crime drama. - Backseat Mafia EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 28, 2019
100% Bait (2019) A gritty Cornish noir which tackles an increasing pressing issue for rural communities - Backseat Mafia EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 28, 2019
80% Memory: The Origins of Alien (2019) If you're a fan of the franchise, it's a documentary for you - Backseat Mafia EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 27, 2019
75% Feedback (2019) Much hinges on Marsan's performance and he delivers one of his best. - Backseat Mafia EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 26, 2019
100% The Ear (Ucho) (1990) A darkly comedic meditation of the nature of fear. - Backseat Mafia EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 26, 2019
93% Do the Right Thing (1989) A battle of two competing ideologies. It's blistering, thought-provoking and vibrant cinema. - Backseat Mafia EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 22, 2019
71% Pond Life (2018) A sweet, heartfelt and humorous look at life on the fringes - Backseat Mafia EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 21, 2019
87% Neither Wolf Nor Dog (2019) A film about respecting and trying to understand the history, traditions and cultures of others. - Backseat Mafia EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 20, 2019
86% Freaks (2019) An exhilarating mix of dystopian mystery, sci-fi thriller and paranoid fantasy chiller. - Backseat Mafia EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 19, 2019
94% Transit (2019) An ingenious and bold film. - Backseat Mafia EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 14, 2019
84% In Bruges (2008) One of the funniest films of this century. - Backseat Mafia EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 14, 2019
86% The Incident (1967) Hard to watch for all the right reasons - Backseat Mafia EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 12, 2019
93% Being John Malkovich (1999) Outlandish, hilarious and exceedingly clever. - Backseat Mafia EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 8, 2019
75% Dragged Across Concrete (2019) A muscular and enthralling crime drama. - Backseat Mafia EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 8, 2019
90% Benjamin (2018) A warm and joyfully understated metropolitan romance. - Backseat Mafia EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 7, 2019
100% A Good Woman Is Hard to Find (2019) What makes it stand out is a strong central performance from Bolger. - Backseat Mafia EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 5, 2019
95% Gaza (2019) Eye opening and deeply disturbing. - Backseat Mafia EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 5, 2019
66% The White Crow (2019) Lacks that passion, spark and danger which made Nureyev such a master. - Backseat Mafia EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 2, 2019
98% Kiss Me Deadly (1955) The kind of films which takes your breath away and makes you grateful for independent cinema. - Backseat Mafia EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 1, 2019
33% Domino (2019) There are some good moments and interesting ideas but it largely feels rushed, blunt and is highly derivative. - Backseat Mafia EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 31, 2019
81% Oldboy (2005) Bold, brutal, bloody and brilliant - Backseat Mafia EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 31, 2019
80% The Odd Family: Zombie on Sale (2019) An absolute riot - Backseat Mafia EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 30, 2019
93% Kingdom (2019) It's incredibly good fun and the young cast more than hold their own. - Backseat Mafia EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 29, 2019
95% Harpoon (2019) A clever, inventive and entertaining spin on relationship drama. - Backseat Mafia EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 29, 2019
91% Framing John DeLorean (2019) a fascinating roller-coaster ride through the life of one of America's most famous post-war innovators. - Backseat Mafia EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 29, 2019
No Score Yet Crime and Punishment (1935) Whilst it's by no means a classic, there are a number of elements in Crime and Punishment which make it entertaining viewing. - Backseat Mafia EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 29, 2019
64% Asylum (1972) One of Amicus's best - Backseat Mafia EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 26, 2019
No Score Yet Hard-Core (2018) A leftfield comedy about brotherhood, isolation and the things which bring us together. - Backseat Mafia EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 26, 2019
100% House of Hummingbird (Beolsae) (2018) A deft and affecting coming-of-age drama - Backseat Mafia EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 25, 2019
60% L'Été meurtrier (One Deadly Summer) (1983) Starts out as an amiable French comedy before going down a strange and unexpected path. - Backseat Mafia EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 25, 2019
85% The House That Dripped Blood (1971) A fun and frightening omnibus. - Backseat Mafia EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 24, 2019
97% Don't Look Now (1973) Roeg pulls out all the stops, producing one beautiful shot after another. - Backseat Mafia EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 23, 2019
No Score Yet The Mermaid: Lake of the Dead (Rusalka: Ozero myortvykh) (2018) An atmospheric and stifling chiller which leans heavily on folklore and mystery to create a feeling of dread. - Backseat Mafia EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 22, 2019
83% The Prey (2019) An entertaining old school action film. - Backseat Mafia EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 21, 2019
80% 8 (2019) An atmospheric and enthralling mix of traditional terror and modern genre cinema. - Backseat Mafia EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 21, 2019