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 Hampstead

Hampstead

6.0

2017, Comedy, Love

A lightweight rom-com...

2017.08.21

Poster for Wind River

Wind River

7.0

2017, Drama, Suspense, Crime, Mystery

While this film comes with little fanfare, it has solid storytelling, exciting visuals, and well-crafted acting...

2017.08.17

Poster for Atomic Blonde

Atomic Blonde

5.0

2017, Action, Suspense, Mystery

Some people will love the action but apart from great camerawork, this writer found little to commend.

2017.08.14

Poster for The Circle

The Circle

6.0

2017, Drama, Suspense, Science fiction

Modernises Orwell’s 1984 into a techno-dystopia with a core premise that is not as absurd as some might think.

2017.08.11

Poster for A Monster Calls

A Monster Calls

8.0

2016, Fantasy, Drama

This sensitive coming of age tale is an honest conversation about some of the most complex feelings a human can ever experience.

2017.08.08

Poster for The Big Sick

The Big Sick

7.0

2017, Drama, Comedy, Love

The dialogue is genuinely funny, insightful, and heartfelt.

2017.08.04

Poster for A Ghost Story

A Ghost Story

8.0

2017, Fantasy, Drama, Love

This low-budget high-risk film is one of the most innovative you will find in its genre but opinions are clustered at the extremes.

2017.07.31

Poster for The Man

The Man

7.0

2017, Drama, Comedy

Depicts human weakness, unpredictability, and art world pretensions with full-frontal realism.

2017.07.28

Poster for Paris Can Wait

Paris Can Wait

5.0

2016, Drama, Love

Given its quality ingredients this film should have worked.

2017.07.25

Poster for Dunkirk

Dunkirk

7.0

2017, Drama, Action, History, Suspense, War

Although it fails to illuminate Dunkirk history it is an immersive masterpiece of spectacle.

2017.07.21

Poster for The Beguiled

The Beguiled

6.0

2017, Drama, Western

Despite its high-quality inputs this film is more about form than substance. It has not risen to its potential.

2017.07.17

Poster for Maudie

Maudie

8.0

2017, Drama, History, Love

Some may find it slow-moving, but the storytelling’s gentle pace is perfect in this portrait of a gentle artist.

2017.07.13

Poster for It Comes at Night

It Comes at Night

7.0

2017, Drama, Horror, Suspense, Mystery

So many horror films fall limp at the finishing line but the final scene of this one will send shivers down your spine.

2017.07.10

Poster for Lady Macbeth

Lady Macbeth

6.0

2017, Drama

May be a solid work. But serious drama today expects more depth of characterisation and complexity of narrative interpretation.

2017.07.06

Poster for Chocolat

Chocolat

7.0

2016, Drama, Comedy

There are so many engaging layers in this film.

2017.07.03

Poster for A Quiet Passion

A Quiet Passion

7.0

2016, Drama

Achieves much by creatively merging its medium and message.

2017.06.29

Poster for Una

Una

7.0

2017, Drama, Suspense

Brave and provocative cinema that cuts across the guilt versus innocence binary.

2017.06.26

Poster for Churchill

Churchill

8.0

2017, Drama, Suspense, War

Historians have every right to point and sneer, but this film should be judged as cinema, not history. And it is fine cinema indeed.

2017.06.22

Poster for The Death and Life of Otto Bloom

The Death and Life of Otto Bloom

7.0

2016, Drama

This cleverly made film has many surprising twists and turns that are thought provoking and entertaining.

2017.06.19

Poster for My Cousin Rachel

My Cousin Rachel

8.0

2017, Drama, Love

A superbly produced Gothic tale andone the best period dramas of the year.

2017.06.14

Poster for Get Me Roger Stone

Get Me Roger Stone

8.0

2017, Documentary

It shows admirable restraint in keeping its political biases in check and allows an audience to reflect on what’s wrong with commercial lobbying in a free market capitalist economy.

2017.06.12

Poster for Wilson

Wilson

3.0

2017, Comedy

The dialogue is trite and unfunny, and attempts at absurdist humour fall flat, or worse, are alienating.

2017.06.09

Poster for Norman: The Moderate Rise and Tragic Fall of a New York Fixer

Norman: The Moderate Rise and Tragic Fall of a New York Fixer

7.0

2017, Drama, Comedy, Suspense

His story is whimsically satirical rather than funny and at times it wobbles precariously on the inter-personal dynamic between two unpleasant stereotypes...

2017.06.05

Poster for Don't Tell

Don't Tell

8.0

2017, Drama

A finely balanced deep scar-tissue examination of the emotional impact of child sexual abuse...

2017.05.31

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