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 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

Poster for Chappaquiddick

Chappaquiddick

8

The filming and acting performances are grounded in realism and the sets, clothing, and atmosphere have an authentic 60s look.

28 may

28 may

Poster for On Body and Soul

On Body and Soul

8

Boldly original, disturbing, wonderous, heart-warming, and even disgusting are all adjectives that could be used in describing On Body and Soul.

2018.05.23

2018

Poster for Breath

Breath

6

The enduring high point of Breath is its cinematography.

2018.05.17

2018

Poster for Tully

Tully

9

Combining magical realism, comedic drama, and a little understood mental condition into an entertaining movie is brave and original cinema.

2018.05.13

2018

Poster for Loveless

Loveless

8

An engrossing and disturbing glimpse behind today’s translucent iron curtain.

2018.05.07

2018

Poster for Unsane

Unsane

7

Engaging, provocative, and uneven, but with enough interesting features to be worth watching.

2018.05.01

2018

Poster for The Guernsey Literary & Potato Peel Pie Society

The Guernsey Literary & Potato Peel Pie Society

8

An engaging detective story, a study of survival under wartime occupation, and a tale of friendship, romance, and love of literature.

2018.04.24

2018

Poster for The Other Side of Hope

The Other Side of Hope

8

Makes us look directly into the face of the hopeless and hear the voice of the dispossessed. It leaves a heavy footprint.

2018.04.16

2018

Poster for A Quiet Place

A Quiet Place

5

By mid-way the cast have exhausted their repertoire of terrified expressions, so the rest of the film is repetitive and too long.

2018.04.12

2018

Poster for Love, Simon

Love, Simon

6

An enjoyable, if lightweight, contribution to redressing the history of underrepresentation of gay issues in the young film market.

2018.04.07

2018

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