Movie reviews of Richard Alaba

These are all the movies and series that Richard has reviewed. Read more at: CineMuseFilms.

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Number of movie reviews: 236

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Churchill

8.0

2017 | Drama | Suspense | War

Historians have every right to point and sneer, but this film should be judged as cinema, not history. And it is fine cinema indeed.

2017.06.22

The Death and Life of Otto Bloom

7.0

2016

This cleverly made film has many surprising twists and turns that are thought provoking and entertaining.

2017.06.19

My Cousin Rachel

8.0

2017 | Drama | Love

A superbly produced Gothic tale andone the best period dramas of the year.

2017.06.14

Get Me Roger Stone

8.0

2017 | Documentary

It shows admirable restraint in keeping its political biases in check and allows an audience to reflect on what’s wrong with commercial lobbying in a free market capitalist economy.

2017.06.12

Wilson

3.0

2017 | Drama | Comedy

The dialogue is trite and unfunny, and attempts at absurdist humour fall flat, or worse, are alienating.

2017.06.09

Norman: The Moderate Rise and Tragic Fall of a New York Fixer

7.0

2017 | Drama | Comedy | Suspense

His story is whimsically satirical rather than funny and at times it wobbles precariously on the inter-personal dynamic between two unpleasant stereotypes...

2017.06.05

Don't Tell

8.0

2017 | Drama

A finely balanced deep scar-tissue examination of the emotional impact of child sexual abuse...

2017.05.31

The Sense of an Ending

7.0

2017 | Drama | Mystery

A well-directed dialogue-driven film.

2017.05.28

Viceroy's House

8.0

2017 | Drama | History

The filming is sumptuous, the sets magnificently authentic, the acting is excellent, and the narrative unfolds with epic grandeur.

2017.05.25

Snatched

3.0

2017 | Action | Comedy

Truly a waste of comedic talent.

2017.05.21

The Birth of a Nation

7.0

2016 | Drama

Depicts the slavery era with gritty and bloody realism.

2017.05.19

Table 19

6.0

2017 | Drama | Comedy

Anna Kendrick plays the perfect balance between awkward, aggrieved, and aggressive, and the randoms are standard comic stereotypes.

2017.05.15

The Zookeeper's Wife

8.0

2017 | Drama | History

A story of courage and triumph, told from a woman’s viewpoint, with top-tier production values in filming, acting, and narrative.

2017.05.11

The Red Pill

4.0

2016 | Documentary

Commits denialism by omission.

2017.05.08

Frantz

8.0

2016 | Drama | History | Love

Multi-layered with intense emotion that is explored at the personal and national levels.

2017.05.05

Berlin Syndrome

7.0

2017 | Drama | Horror | Suspense | Mystery

An engaging thriller that echoes parental warnings about strangers with nice smiles.

2017.05.01

Get Out

7.0

2017 | Horror | Suspense | Mystery

An entertaining horror spoof mixed with clever racial satire...

2017.04.27

Their Finest

8.0

2017 | Drama | Comedy | Love | War

Poignantly captures the fragility of life in the London Blitz with detailed attention to nostalgic sets, costumes, and mannerisms of an era.

2017.04.25

Personal Shopper

6.0

2016 | Drama | Suspense | Mystery

A fresh contribution to the genre...

2017.04.19

Bitter Harvest

6.0

2017 | Drama | History | Love | War

In terms of the need for the bigger story to be told, this film should be rated highly but as cinema it is seriously flawed.

2017.04.17

The Country Doctor

8.0

2016 | Drama | Comedy

Totally driven by characterisation that is earthy, understated and open-hearted...

2017.04.13

Big Eyes

7.0

2014 | Drama

The cinematography, period sets and fashion captures the culture and style of the era.

2017.04.10

Nineteen Eighty-Four

8.0

1984 | Drama | Science fiction | Love

A film rich in metaphor and ironic distortions.

2017.04.05

Miss Sloane

7.0

2016 | Drama | Suspense

It is a tense thriller with several twists and turns, but none greater than its elaborate and contrived finale.

2017.04.02

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