Tom Bond

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T-Meter Title | Year
4/5 97% Knives Out (2019) Family feuds are only fun when you're watching them, and this one is a blast -- a smart, funny ensemble cast delivering a surprisingly poignant kick in the tail. - One Room With A View EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 26, 2019
2/5 54% Saturday Fiction (Lan xin da ju yuan) (2019) Spy thrillers are one genre where it's very easy to have too much of a good thing. They're powered by secrets and twists, but Saturday Fiction is burdened with too much of the former at the start, and too much of the latter by the end. - One Room With A View EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 10, 2019
1/5 47% Guest of Honour (2019) Guest of Honour is a bizarre, lazy thriller worth watching only by die-hard Thewlis fans. - One Room With A View EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 10, 2019
4/5 100% Babyteeth (2019) Babyteeth presents two exciting new voices in [Rita] Kalnejais and [Shannon] Murphy, both of whom show a rare skill for combining comedy and tragedy that will make them ones to watch. - One Room With A View EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 9, 2019
100% Rialto (2019) Vaughan-Lawlor is the real star, with his sweet, sympathetic and loving performance the heart of the film. - Little White Lies EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 6, 2019
4/5 70% The King (2019) The King could do with losing a few minutes of its runtime, and offering more complex characters beyond Henry, but this is an unexpected triumph for such an ambitious adaptation. Long live The King. - One Room With A View EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 4, 2019
5/5 95% About Endlessness (Om det oändliga) (2019) Watching [Roy] Andersson make meaning out of such meagre ingredients is like watching a magic trick turning dust into diamonds. - One Room With A View EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 4, 2019
4/5 80% Giants Being Lonely (2019) [Grear] Patterson almost ruins all his subtlety with a howler of a final shot, but he has proved he's one to watch with this ambitious and compelling debut. - One Room With A View EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 4, 2019
3/5 No Score Yet Effetto Domino (2019) Effetto Domino find this ingenuity too rarely to truly impress, but this is a fiery, tragic tale about how fragile our economy really is. - One Room With A View EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 4, 2019
97% Pain and Glory (Dolor y gloria) (2019) Pain and Glory is a karmic triumph, using memory and chance to champion the idea that a good life, kindly lived, always has its rewards. - One Room With A View EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 20, 2019
4/5 80% Good Boys (2019) Good Boys is 70 minutes of sweet, funny comedy finished off by a few brutal, bittersweet scenes looking ahead. - One Room With A View EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 19, 2019
3/5 90% Spider-Man: Far From Home (2019) Both [Jon] Watts' Spidey films have shown a Nolan-esque eye for developing a realist version of traditionally larger-than-life characters, so it will be intriguing to see where the series goes after a mic-drop of a post-credits sting. - One Room With A View EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 2, 2019
4/5 91% Support the Girls (2018) All these stresses reach boiling point in a fantastic few final scenes led by [Regina] Hall. Her silent reactions and then her screams show just how toxic and depressing her industry is, far more powerfully than any words. - One Room With A View EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 1, 2019
3/5 63% Yesterday (2019) [Richard] Curtis' script is warm and fun, spiced up by a great scene-stealing performance from Kate McKinnon, but it often feels like a first draft. - One Room With A View EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 1, 2019
4/5 50% The Zero Theorem (2014) Its ideas are fascinating and the cast have a great chemistry, but the script is not sharp enough to match Twelve Monkeys or Brazil. - One Room With A View EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 17, 2019
4/5 85% Spring (2015) Death leads to dubious love in this endlessly inventive delight that pays no regard to traditional genre boundaries - One Room With A View EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 14, 2019
2/5 94% Musarañas (Shrew's Nest) (2014) De Santiago and Silva are strong, but a scattergun performance from Gómez, a clichéd score from Joan Valent, and a weak script let this film down. - One Room With A View EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 14, 2019
4/5 85% Listen Up Philip (2014) Raw, audacious humour and excellent performances from Schwarztman and Pryce that find humanity in characters who don't deserve it. - One Room With A View EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 14, 2019
4/5 92% Mistaken for Strangers (2014) Brilliant when exploring the creative process and the internal struggle any artist faces to make something good despite their doubts and fears. - One Room With A View EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 14, 2019
4/5 91% Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes (2014) The first half is dull and predictable, but Dawn just about earns its stars with a flurry of shocks and showdowns in the second half. - One Room With A View EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 14, 2019
4/5 73% Dinosaur 13 (2014) Provoking outrage at injustice, Dinosaur 13 is an emotional and inspiring watch for any viewer. - One Room With A View EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 11, 2019
4/5 90% X-Men: Days of Future Past (2014) Joyous, thrilling and masterful in its combination of two different cinematic worlds. - One Room With A View EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 11, 2019
2/5 51% Half of a Yellow Sun (2014) There's nothing terrible about Half of a Yellow Sun, but not much good either. A powerful novel has been neutered. - One Room With A View EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 11, 2019
5/5 80% The Raid 2 (2014) An unfocused opening is more than redeemed by a pulsating, unflinching final hour. - One Room With A View EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 11, 2019
5/5 87% The Trip To Italy (2014) An unadulterated joy. - One Room With A View EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 7, 2019
5/5 91% The Great Beauty (2013) A wander through visceral vignettes of excess with a tender human heart. - One Room With A View EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 7, 2019
4/5 94% Her (2013) The first rush of new love feels as real and euphoric as any traditional relationship and slowly sours into disaffection and jealousy with just as much familiarity. - One Room With A View EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 7, 2019
5/5 71% War Book (2015) There is a rare focus and ruthless quality in this low-budget indie that deserves and demands your attention. - One Room With A View EDIT
Read More | Posted May 31, 2019
1/5 98% Phoenix (2015) The far-fetched concept isn't established thoroughly enough to support the weight of the remaining film, and the script - bafflingly - dwells on the most boring part. Nowhere near as good as it thinks it is. - One Room With A View EDIT
Read More | Posted May 31, 2019
4/5 98% Leviathan (2014) Leviathan starts slowly and you can occasionally feel its hefty running time but after the raucous and game-changing drunken barbecue, secrets are exposed and the drama becomes engrossing. - One Room With A View EDIT
Read More | Posted May 31, 2019
1/5 67% The Immortalists (2014) The direction is unimaginative and the leads an unsympathetic group of tragically misguided dreamers. - One Room With A View EDIT
Read More | Posted May 31, 2019
4/5 63% Hungry Hearts (2015) The momentum of the character arcs drags at one or two key moments, but this is a remarkably even-handed and tense portrayal of a family caught between love and logic. - One Room With A View EDIT
Read More | Posted May 31, 2019
5/5 93% Whiplash (2014) What doesn't kill you makes you stronger, and Whiplash hits so hard it'll leave you on life support, gasping for breath. - One Room With A View EDIT
Read More | Posted May 31, 2019
5/5 89% Mommy (2015) A few false endings weaken Mommy's power and Pilon can annoy as much as he entertains at times, but the technicolour energy present onscreen is one of the most electrifying things this year. - One Room With A View EDIT
Read More | Posted May 31, 2019
3/5 72% The Salvation (2015) It's worth watching on mute and on repeat for the cinematography alone. - One Room With A View EDIT
Read More | Posted May 31, 2019
3/5 88% Foxcatcher (2014) Foxcatcher is a fascinating study of dedication, loneliness and power. In many ways it's a tonally opposite companion to Whiplash. Sadly, it's also nowhere near as good. - One Room With A View EDIT
Read More | Posted May 31, 2019
3/5 48% A Little Chaos (2015) The topic is lightweight and the script is a bit directionless, but the superb cast keep things engaging as does Peter Gregson's beautiful score. - One Room With A View EDIT
Read More | Posted May 31, 2019
2/5 63% Son of a Gun (2015) The one saving grace is that although hilariously clichéd, Son of a Gun is also an entertaining and visceral thriller - though not always on purpose. - One Room With A View EDIT
Read More | Posted May 31, 2019
4/5 82% The Book of Life (2014) Idiosyncratic musical flourishes occasionally jar but the gorgeous design and masterful animation make this a joy to watch. - One Room With A View EDIT
Read More | Posted May 31, 2019
4/5 30% Exodus: Gods and Kings (2014) Ridley Scott may be 77, but he's making films with the energy and ambition of a man half his age. - One Room With A View EDIT
Read More | Posted May 31, 2019
3/5 34% Horrible Bosses 2 (2014) The action-packed climax is genuinely thrilling and hilarious. - One Room With A View EDIT
Read More | Posted May 30, 2019
4/5 56% Nina Wu (Zhuo ren mi mi) (2019) Traumatic memory is a powerful thing and Midi Z's slippery plot digs out its roots, with this bold and tragic take on consent and abuse. - One Room With A View EDIT
Read More | Posted May 28, 2019
4/5 58% Matthias and Maxime (2019) Matthias & Maxime is an entertaining and intelligent romantic comedy shot with [Xavier] Dolan's usual verve. - One Room With A View EDIT
Read More | Posted May 28, 2019
3/5 90% Ice on Fire (2019) Ice on Fire may not be a great piece of cinema, but it serves its purpose well enough. - One Room With A View EDIT
Read More | Posted May 28, 2019
3/5 85% Once Upon a Time In Hollywood (2019) [Once Upon a Time In Hollywood] feels like the work of a man reaching for the novelistic dialogue of The Hateful Eight, the intimate characterisation of Jackie Brown, and the triumphant violence of Inglourious Basterds, but nailing none. - One Room With A View EDIT
Read More | Posted May 28, 2019
3/5 58% Frankie (2019) This lightweight, tender family drama does just about enough to win you over by its heartfelt conclusion. - One Room With A View EDIT
Read More | Posted May 28, 2019
4/5 83% La Belle Époque (2019) [Nicolas] Bedos's script is hilarious, dealing in brutal put-downs that somehow manage to remain loving and performative. - One Room With A View EDIT
Read More | Posted May 28, 2019
3.5 50% Young Ahmed (Le jeune Ahmed) (2019) The film peaks with a tremendous third act, complicating Ahmed's decision with romantic temptations and a few sweet, tragicomic moments, but you're left wishing for a broader take on such a complex issue rather than this small, isolated story. - One Room With A View EDIT
Read More | Posted May 28, 2019
5/5 99% Parasite (Gisaengchung) (2019) Parasite is a complex, thrilling and audacious social satire, and an instant contender for film of the year. - One Room With A View EDIT
Read More | Posted May 28, 2019
5/5 73% The Congress (2014) Thrillingly audacious and bursting with ideas, humanity and heart. - One Room With A View EDIT
Read More | Posted May 24, 2019