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 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

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

Poster for The Death of Stalin

The Death of Stalin

8

A lampooning of the political cultures that exist in many nations and, some may say, has echoes in today’s America.

2018.03.27

2018

Poster for Film Stars Don't Die in Liverpool

Film Stars Don't Die in Liverpool

8

An engrossing study of the demons that lay in waiting, somewhere in the space beyond stardom.

2018.03.20

2018

Poster for Red Sparrow

Red Sparrow

5

More about appearance than substance.

2018.03.14

2018

Poster for A Fantastic Woman

A Fantastic Woman

8

This exploration of the transgender experience is both masterful storytelling and an eye-opening experience.

2018.03.05

2018

Poster for Finding Your Feet

Finding Your Feet

7

The film’s pleasure comes entirely from an intelligent script that makes wry observations of life’s ironies and people’s peculiarities.

2018.02.26

2018

Poster for Winchester

Winchester

7

This ordinary horror rises beyond its station.

2018.02.21

2018

Poster for Molly's Game

Molly's Game

6

Chastain plays all these characteristics to perfection. Finding a worthwhile message in this film is a challenge.

2018.02.14

2018

Poster for Lucky

Lucky

9

This minimalist narrative compacted tightly into 88 minutes feels so much bigger because it is.

2018.02.07

2018

Poster for Phantom Thread

Phantom Thread

8

This is a film rich in thematic ambiguity that remains open to interpretation all the way to its twisted climax.

2018.02.01

2018

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