Movie reviews of Rob Wallis

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Number of movie reviews: 103 / 103

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Mangrove is a vital polemic; both a celebration of a community and a culture, and a crucial reminder of battles that have been and continue to be fought. Review

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8 october

8 oct

The airy, vibrancy of Enola Holmes, a winningly self-aware YA romp that feels it was scripted by Phoebe Waller Bridge. Review

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27 september

27 sep

The Devil All The Time is a slick American Gothic epic with interweaving narratives playing out over three decades. Review

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27 september

27 sep

If not exactly groundbreaking, Host makes full use of its limited budget and resources for an efficient and genuinely unsettling case study on how technology and the supernatural do not mix. Review

7.0

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28 august

28 aug

An American Pickle feels more like an admirable curio, full of interesting ideas, than an unmitigated success that brings them all together. Review

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23 august

23 aug

After all that critical adulation, it’s a punchline worthy of the Clown Prince of Crime himself that Joker isn’t very good. Review

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2019.10.07

2019

If you’re looking for a film adaptation to bring Dickens to life for a bunch of disinterested students, you could do worse than this witty, imaginative take. Review

8.0

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2019.10.04

2019

For all of the talent involved, Colour Out Of Space is cosmically adequate. Colour me disappointed. Review

5.0

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2019.10.01

2019

Bad Education is a case study of how easily people are misled – even by themselves. The danger is when we stop questioning ourselves. Review

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2019.09.26

2019

Mark Jenkin’s Bait feels like a treasure carved out of the rocky Cornish coastline. Review

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2019.09.23

2019

A joyous movie leaving you with an aching face after ninety-minutes of smiling. Review

8.0

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2019.09.19

2019

Ciro Guerra’s Waiting For The Barbarians is a finely tempered adaptation of J.M. Coetzee’s elegantly allegorical novel about the brutal, self-defeating ironies of colonial oppression. Review

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2019.09.17

2019

In Pain & Glory, Pedro Almodóvar strips away the kitsch and melodrama for an understated study of what can happen when pain interferes with passion. Review

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2019.08.17

2019

Why choose between flamethrowers and feeling when you can have both? Review

9.0

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2019.08.12

2019

Crawl is a perfectly evolved creature feature. A high-concept survival thriller, it keeps low to the ground and shows that all you need to ratchet tension is a confined space, a ticking clock, and maybe a couple of alligators. Review

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2019.08.07

2019

Us

With Us, Peele has created a perfect companion piece that nevertheless feels totally distinct from his feature debut. Review

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2019.03.28

2019

Marielle Heller’s direction is sharp and sympathetic, allowing us to feel innate sympathy for Lee even at her least likeable. Review

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2019.02.23

2019

The film is nothing if not expertly made; a big, handsome, empty Cadillac, well-upholstered but lacking much behind the engine. Review

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2019.02.23

2019

High concept sci-fi, streamlined world-building, and heart – Alita: Battle Angel is refreshingly not machine engineered. Review

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2019.02.23

2019

Cluttered and frenetic, it seems like the sort of filmmaking of which Marie Kondo would not approve, but there’s little here that’s not at least designed to bring joy. Review

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2019.02.23

2019

Though the themes it conveys are deeply engrained, Beale Street feels a lighter proposition than its predecessor; perhaps due to its looser, more literary style. Review

9.0

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2019.02.23

2019

Might not have scaled the box-office heights of its predecessor, but, still, the best thing about time loops if you have plenty of chances to get it right; especially when you’re working on a Blumhouse budget. Review

5.0

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2019.02.23

2019

Irreverent but not insincere, and blackly, bleakly, bloodily comic, Cold Pursuit seems blithely unconcerned about finding an audience; content to do it is own things, or at least In Order Of Disappearance‘s own thing, as made more palatable to the audience by its leading man. Review

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2019.02.23

2019

A complex and ambitious indie sci-fi that makes a strength of its evidently low budget. Review

8.0

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2018.07.09

2018

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