Movie reviews of Richard Alaba

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

Number of movie reviews: 335 / 335

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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.

2018.10.23

2018

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.

2018.10.15

2018

Poster for The Seagull

The Seagull

7

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

2018.10.09

2018

Poster for Foxtrot

Foxtrot

9

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

2018.10.03

2018

Poster for Ladies in Black

Ladies in Black

9

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

2018.09.25

2018

Poster for Beast

Beast

8

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

2018.09.19

2018

Poster for Crazy Rich Asians

Crazy Rich Asians

7

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

2018.09.05

2018

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.

2018.08.27

2018

Poster for On Chesil Beach

On Chesil Beach

6

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

2018.08.20

2018

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.

2018.08.12

2018

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.

2018.08.07

2018

Poster for Lost in Paris

Lost in Paris

7

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

2018.07.30

2018

Poster for A Horrible Woman

A Horrible Woman

8

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

2018.07.16

2018

Leave No Trace

8

An engaging and touching tale that leaves a warm glow.

2018.07.10

2018

Poster for Kodachrome

Kodachrome

5

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

2018.07.01

2018

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.

2018.06.25

2018

Poster for The Wife

The Wife

8

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

2018.06.18

2018

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.

2018.06.12

2018

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.

2018.06.05

2018

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.

2018.05.28

2018

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

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