Film Inquiry

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Rating Title/Year Author
() Linsey Satterthwaite Tall Girl has nothing new or fresh to bring to the genre. Instead, it feels a little cheap, very hollow, and loaded with scenes that you can see coming a mile off, even without a height advantage. EDIT
Posted Sep 17, 2019
Ne Zha (2019) Kevin L. Lee Ne Zha has some shaky storytelling to begin with, but by the second half, it escalates into a full-fledged emotional animated blockbuster. EDIT
Posted Sep 17, 2019
Ford v Ferrari (2019) David Fontana Ford v Ferrari is a somewhat exciting entry in James Mangold's filmography. Come for the car races, and some fine performances by Matt Damon and Christian Bale, but don't expect to take too much away from it. EDIT
Posted Sep 17, 2019
Joker (2019) David Fontana Joaquin Phoenix is, far and above, the best part of Joker. Besides him, though, this is a comic book story dead on arrival. EDIT
Posted Sep 16, 2019
H is for Harry (2018) Soham Gadre H is for Harry is a slice-of-life film, a response to the triumphant Hollywood narratives of student-teacher feel-good stories that make everything look easy. It's hopeful but also humbling. EDIT
Posted Sep 16, 2019
Knives Out (2019) David Fontana Knives Out is an absolute blast. It'll appeal to fans of the detective mystery genre, for fans of the astounding cast, or for those that love Rian Johnson's subversively entertaining films. EDIT
Posted Sep 16, 2019
Jojo Rabbit (2019) Brent Goldman Jojo Rabbit is a bold and audacious comedy that everyone besides Nazis can enjoy. EDIT
Posted Sep 16, 2019
() Brent Goldman Daio has mastered the sizzle, but doesn't have the steak. EDIT
Posted Sep 15, 2019
Human Capital (2019) Brent Goldman While the stacked cast deliver exceptionally strong performances, the messy structure and sloppy screenplay can't bring a story with plenty of potential to life. EDIT
Posted Sep 15, 2019
Saaho (2019) Musanna Ahmed Spectacle, that's the key word here. With one of the biggest budgets in Indian cinema history, everything is blown up in Saaho, sometimes literally. EDIT
Posted Sep 13, 2019
Batla House (2019) Musanna Ahmed Overall, a thrilling core narrative and star leading performances are enough to overcome Batla House's inconsistent ideology and garrulous climax. EDIT
Posted Sep 13, 2019
Mission Mangal (2019) Musanna Ahmed Some merit can be awarded for technical competency and a game supporting cast but, otherwise, Mission Mangal is the most simplistically boring trip to Mars one could take. EDIT
Posted Sep 13, 2019
Liam Gallagher: As It Was (2019) Matthew Singleton It's not exactly plain, nothing with the eccentric Gallagher at the centre of it can be, but it's a rather run of the mill artist biography. EDIT
Posted Sep 13, 2019
The Harvesters (2019) Emily Wheeler It's a film with uncomfortable weight, one that slowly but surely crushes you in the way any society presses on those who don't fit in. EDIT
Posted Sep 13, 2019
Freaks (2018) Kristy Strouse It's a paranoid little picture, using its influences wisely while manufacturing something distinctive: one of the best Sci-fi's of the year. EDIT
Posted Sep 13, 2019
The Trouble With Harry (1955) Clement Tyler Obropta The film, a radical departure for the director, is one of his most forgotten, and it's also one of his best, a night-black portrait of small-town New England nonchalance and charm. EDIT
Posted Sep 12, 2019
() Jak-Luke Sharp Guest of Honour ultimately feels like a missed opportunity for both an intriguing character study on grief, and a compelling drama. EDIT
Posted Sep 12, 2019
Brittany Runs a Marathon (2019) Lee Jutton Thanks to Colaizzo's sharp script and a wonderful lead performance from Jillian Bell, Brittany Runs a Marathon is positively delightful, a rare comedy that doesn't gloss over the often painful challenges one faces in changing one's life for the better. EDIT
Posted Sep 12, 2019
Waves (2019) Brent Goldman Like a wave crashing over you and washing away the pain, the film breaks you down just to have you reemerge cleansed. EDIT
Posted Sep 12, 2019
Measure for Measure (1994) Alex Lines Paul Ireland's much anticipated follow-up to Pawno is just too cluttered, riddled with characters who wallow in their own histrionics far too often, within situations that lack any real distinctive qualities. EDIT
Posted Sep 11, 2019
() Stephanie Archer With the thousands of lives lost, there were others who lived, able to recount the events as they occurred - to keep the memory alive. In the Shadow of the Towers does just that. Through their stories, 9/11 is never forgotten. EDIT
Posted Sep 11, 2019
Don't Let Go (2019) Andrew Stover Don't Let Go sounds clever and mystical, but it's enfeebled by a police-corruption subplot that unravels in half-baked realizations and twists. It's a time-consuming thriller with alluring configuration and very little payoff. EDIT
Posted Sep 10, 2019
I Trapped the Devil (2019) Josh Martin I Trapped the Devil ultimately has just enough meat on its bones to stick with viewers willing to plunge into its grim, nightmarish world. EDIT
Posted Sep 10, 2019
Judy & Punch (2019) Alex Lines Mirrah Foulkes' folk tale of misogyny in the Middle Ages is sometimes mischievous, sometimes grim and sometimes utterly volatile, but never formulaic. Its inventive artifice is its greatest weapon. EDIT
Posted Sep 9, 2019
() Jak-Luke Sharp The Truth often struggles to stay relevant throughout the plot. It is a wasted opportunity that Koreeda foils in his master plan in creating this majestic emotionally involved feature. EDIT
Posted Sep 9, 2019
Monos (2019) Brent Goldman It's an unflinching descent into chaos in the best way possible. Monos isn't simply a film you watch. It's one you feel with every sense. EDIT
Posted Sep 9, 2019
() Jak-Luke Sharp It fits the blueprints of the latest successful films in horror with its balance of dramatically written material and an underbelly of deliciously spooky horror. EDIT
Posted Sep 6, 2019
47 Meters Down: Uncaged (2019) Caitlin Kennedy Between a very disorganized format, poor storytelling choices swallowing up any potential, and one-note, novice performances, we condemn 47 Meters Down: Uncaged to the chum bucket. EDIT
Posted Sep 6, 2019
Every Time I Die (2019) Andrew Stover Every Time I Die could have easily been overpowered by superfluous gore or supernatural hokum but instead, it's a captivating little tale about self-image, with a mystical and poignant touch. EDIT
Posted Sep 6, 2019
Ready or Not (2019) Stephanie Archer Predictable to a fault, Ready or Not is still engaging, edge-of-your seat entertainment that brings just enough gore coupled with humor. EDIT
Posted Sep 6, 2019
It: Chapter Two (2019) Kristy Strouse The trip gets a little murky, but for the most part this is a sound sequel, with spot-on casting that goes much deeper down the Pennywise well, in a pleasantly wrapped package of horror and heart. EDIT
Posted Sep 6, 2019
The King (2019) Jak-Luke Sharp Fabulous performances from Edgerton and Chalamet coupled with terrific cinematography cement this as a strong effort. EDIT
Posted Sep 5, 2019
() Jak-Luke Sharp It can be painfully slow at times, but it is superbly captured with a stunning eye from Gergely Pálos, crafted with a truly delightful aesthetic. EDIT
Posted Sep 5, 2019
Angel Has Fallen (2019) Shawn Glinis It's a decidedly bargain-basement version of the same approach, which may be based on available, willing and inexpensive talent rather than to yield new artistic takes on the same character. EDIT
Posted Sep 4, 2019
() Jak-Luke Sharp Adults In The Room is a hard sell. For what is essentially two and a half hours of constant political farce, granted while making a strong impression, it does not succeed in the level of intrigue with a compelling fully inclusive narrative for all. EDIT
Posted Sep 4, 2019
Give Me Liberty (2019) Janet Lee It's a ride that opens the door to a diverse and important community. With wonderfully raw and absorbing performances, this small tale is a rare treat. EDIT
Posted Sep 4, 2019
() Jak-Luke Sharp Revenir is a terrific boiling pot of emotional intensity. Terrific editing and a beautiful turn of cinematography add a stunning bliss to this emotionally complex and heartbreaking drama. EDIT
Posted Sep 4, 2019
() Jak-Luke Sharp The overindulgence in wanting to explain and highlight as much material as possible ultimately drowns this drama in the excessive narrative with its limited running time. EDIT
Posted Sep 3, 2019
The Death of Dick Long (2019) Alexia Amoriello The Death of Dick Long might easily be the most bizarre film of the year, but it's also one of the funniest. It will leave many viewers flabbergasted, disturbed and asking themselves, 'What did I just watch?!' EDIT
Posted Sep 3, 2019
Burn (2019) Bree Duwyn A small cast does justice to their unique and eerily individual characters, enough to keep you engaged but not enough to make this a memorable film experience. EDIT
Posted Sep 3, 2019
The Fanatic (2019) Kristy Strouse There's black humor worked in throughout, some over-acting, and some random stylistic choices, and somehow, this disarray of decisions still manages to make the movie diverting. EDIT
Posted Sep 3, 2019
Joker (2019) Jak-Luke Sharp Phoenix and Phillips together have crafted something extraordinarily special. An exhilarating character study on the parameters of loneliness with a chilling assessment of the choking and deliberating effects of a morbid society. EDIT
Posted Sep 2, 2019
Marriage Story (2019) Jak-Luke Sharp Baumbach once again crafts a tender and ludicrously compelling film that insights an internal riot of mixed emotions. EDIT
Posted Aug 31, 2019
Ad Astra (2019) Jak-Luke Sharp Ad Astra is no doubt visually stimulating in composition and framing, but ultimately James Gray's film is a meandering lifeless existential entity that overly emphasises on simplicity. EDIT
Posted Aug 31, 2019
The Bromley Boys (2018) Lee Jutton Even with these flaws, The Bromley Boys is entirely pleasant to watch; it just never rises above mere pleasantness to be truly compelling. EDIT
Posted Aug 29, 2019
Driven (2018) David Fontana Driven is a film that, despite a unique structure and talented cast, doesn't feel as inventive as it sets out to be. EDIT
Posted Aug 29, 2019
Where'd You Go, Bernadette (2019) Lee Jutton Where'd You Go, Bernadette is largely a disappointment despite the incredible source material and the amount of talent involved in bringing it to the screen. EDIT
Posted Aug 27, 2019
ECCO (2019) Soham Gadre It's a film that desperately needs to feign intelligence and posture its way through to a convoluted narrative that is barely tied together. EDIT
Posted Aug 27, 2019
() Alex Lines A slick, accessible package that delivers an abridged history of martial arts in films covers all the familiar bases, from its evolution as a genre. EDIT
Posted Aug 26, 2019
() Alex Lines It's both a mutually macabre and melancholic experience, all confidently delivered through Christian Stella's beautifully composed camerawork. EDIT
Posted Aug 26, 2019