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 Circle

The Circle

6

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

2017.08.11

2017

Poster for A Monster Calls

A Monster Calls

8

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

2017

Poster for The Big Sick

The Big Sick

7

The dialogue is genuinely funny, insightful, and heartfelt.

2017.08.04

2017

Poster for A Ghost Story

A Ghost Story

8

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

2017

Poster for The Man

The Man

7

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

2017.07.28

2017

Poster for Paris Can Wait

Paris Can Wait

5

Given its quality ingredients this film should have worked.

2017.07.25

2017

Poster for Dunkirk

Dunkirk

7

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

2017.07.21

2017

Poster for The Beguiled

The Beguiled

6

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

2017.07.17

2017

Poster for Maudie

Maudie

8

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

2017.07.13

2017

Poster for It Comes at Night

It Comes at Night

7

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

2017

Poster for Lady Macbeth

Lady Macbeth

6

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

2017.07.06

2017

Poster for Chocolat

Chocolat

7

There are so many engaging layers in this film.

2017.07.03

2017

Poster for A Quiet Passion

A Quiet Passion

7

Achieves much by creatively merging its medium and message.

2017.06.29

2017

Poster for Una

Una

7

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

2017.06.26

2017

Poster for Churchill

Churchill

8

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

2017

Poster for The Death and Life of Otto Bloom

The Death and Life of Otto Bloom

7

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

2017.06.19

2017

Poster for My Cousin Rachel

My Cousin Rachel

8

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

2017.06.14

2017

Poster for Get Me Roger Stone

Get Me Roger Stone

8

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

2017

Poster for Wilson

Wilson

3

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

2017.06.09

2017

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

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

2017

Poster for Don't Tell

Don't Tell

8

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

2017.05.31

2017

Poster for The Sense of an Ending

The Sense of an Ending

7

A well-directed dialogue-driven film.

2017.05.28

2017

Poster for Viceroy's House

Viceroy's House

8

The filming is sumptuous, the sets magnificently authentic, the acting is excellent, and the narrative unfolds with epic grandeur.

2017.05.25

2017

Poster for Snatched

Snatched

3

Truly a waste of comedic talent.

2017.05.21

2017

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