Movie reviews of Richard Alaba

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

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Poster for The Coming Back Out Ball Movie

The Coming Back Out Ball Movie

9

A heart-warming, uplifting film, full of humour and humanity. It is impossible to see it and not be moved.

10 december

10 dec

Poster for The Children Act

The Children Act

8

Ticks all the boxes for a thought-provoking film that keeps you engaged to its final scenes.

1 december

1 dec

Poster for Boy Erased

Boy Erased

7

Despite these reservations, it is a well-made, important, and engaging film that shines some light in a very dark place.

23 november

23 nov

Poster for Three Identical Strangers

Three Identical Strangers

7

While the film could have achieved more if it knew what it wanted to achieve, it does raise intriguing questions about what shapes our personality.

13 november

13 nov

Poster for A Star Is Born

A Star Is Born

9

It’s the performances and music that leave their mark. The film has things to say about the misery of addiction and it teases out high-art music against pop pulp.

29 october

29 oct

Poster for First Man

First Man

8

The combination of brilliant acting, stunning set design, excellent cinematography, and most important, a measured approach to examining human frailty, makes this a standout production.

23 october

23 oct

Poster for Custody

Custody

8

If it were possible to plot the tension curve of this film, it would start just off the floor then work its way through the roof.

15 october

15 oct

Poster for The Seagull

The Seagull

7

It reads equally as tragedy, romance, and comedy of manners, but falls away as Russian period drama.

9 october

9 oct

Poster for Foxtrot

Foxtrot

9

This is powerful cinema, the kind that can sweep you up with its characters, emotions, and story.

3 october

3 oct

Poster for Ladies in Black

Ladies in Black

9

Entertaining, heart-warming, and a visual feast of nostalgia.

25 september

25 sep

Poster for Beast

Beast

8

It orchestrates elements of drama, romance, and crime thriller with continually rising tension notes played like a grand piano...

19 september

19 sep

Poster for Crazy Rich Asians

Crazy Rich Asians

7

The comedy is pitched at chuckle level rather than belly laughs...

5 september

5 sep

Poster for The Insult

The Insult

7

With a more subtle directorial touch, the film could have shown it’s message instead of shouting it.

27 august

27 aug

Poster for On Chesil Beach

On Chesil Beach

6

Stunning photography and a well selected musical score cannot alone carry the film.

20 august

20 aug

Poster for Summer 1993

Summer 1993

8

The cinematography and settings are an obvious source of visual and emotional pleasure, but it is at a deeper level that this film delivers its greater impact.

12 august

12 aug

Poster for The Breaker Upperers

The Breaker Upperers

2

With a storyline that progressively thins out, we are left with puerile gags and weak dialogue that struggles to sustain the film for 90 minutes.

7 august

7 aug

Poster for Lost in Paris

Lost in Paris

7

Every scene contains a sight gag; some are downright corny, others whimsically cute.

30 july

30 jul

Poster for En frygtelig kvinde

En frygtelig kvinde

8

This entertaining study of gender roles makes you wonder how the planet has survived so long.

16 july

16 jul

Poster for Leave No Trace

Leave No Trace

8

An engaging and touching tale that leaves a warm glow.

10 july

10 jul

Poster for Kodachrome

Kodachrome

5

Falls somewhere between several genres into a space that feels like male melodrama.

1 july

1 jul

Poster for The Kindergarten Teacher

The Kindergarten Teacher

8

Reliance on ambiguity and audience imagination creates a tense psycho-drama on the nature of psychotic obsession.

25 june

25 jun

Poster for The Wife

The Wife

8

Excellent filming, a clever script, uncluttered editing, and a nomination-worthy performance by Close...

18 june

18 jun

Poster for Hereditary

Hereditary

7

Starts with much potential but settles for the simpler goal of scaring you. These days, fans of this genre expect more.

12 june

12 jun

Poster for The Bookshop

The Bookshop

8

An otherwise flawlessly directed, slow-burning village drama of how books and ideas can change the world we live in.

5 june

5 jun

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