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 Jasper Jones

Jasper Jones

6.0

2017, Suspense, Mystery

Despite several charming moments, the film struggles to be more than a moderately engaging montage of life in a dysfunctional Aussie outback town.

2017.03.06

Poster for 20th Century Women

20th Century Women

8.0

2016, Drama

An entertaining and engaging comedy-drama...

2017.03.02

Poster for Silence

Silence

8.0

2016, Drama, History

There is no doubting that this is masterful storytelling with a fine cast and stunning cinematography that offers provocative insights into the nature of faith.

2017.02.26

Poster for A Man Called Ove

A Man Called Ove

8.0

2015, Drama, Comedy

The sheer force of the film lies in a lonely man’s memories expressed through Ove’s wide-eyed face.

2017.02.24

Poster for Toni Erdmann

Toni Erdmann

7.0

2016, Drama, Comedy

It is funny, sincere, definitely original, and too long.

2017.02.22

Poster for The Lobster

The Lobster

8.0

2015, Drama, Comedy, Suspense, Science fiction, Love

Despite its all-star cast, conventional acting criteria seem irrelevant as performances are understated and almost expressionless.

2017.02.19

Poster for Patriots Day

Patriots Day

7.0

2016, Drama, Suspense, Crime

A fast-paced gripping drama made more so by the knowledge that the events really happened.

2017.02.15

Poster for The Innocents

The Innocents

8.0

2016, Drama, History

The portrait-like cinematography conveys the bleak landscape and convent solitude with a sympathetic lens that avoids despair.

2017.02.12

Poster for Fences

Fences

9.0

2016, Drama

The two stars push their performances to the limit. Their performance duet is a memorable tour-de-force.

2017.02.09

Poster for Perfect Strangers

Perfect Strangers

7.0

2016, Drama, Comedy

The gags and one-liners are fast and cutting to capture the kind of things that friends might think while sober and voice out when not.

2017.02.05

Poster for Hidden Figures

Hidden Figures

8.0

2016, Drama, History

The acting is outstanding, with a perfect balance between depicting the ugly side of racial oppression and the women’s determination to contribute to aeronautical science.

2017.02.02

Poster for Denial

Denial

8.0

2016, Drama, History

It is for audiences prepared to confront the dark side of humanity as well as those interested in the intricacies and triumphs of the British legal system.

2017.01.30

Poster for Loving

Loving

8.0

2016, Drama, Love

An engaging, enlightening and worthwhile story about how a Loving couple changed history.

2017.01.26

Poster for Manchester by the Sea

Manchester by the Sea

7.0

2016, Drama

Brilliant acting by Affleck does not hide the film’s melodramatic predictability.

2017.01.22

Poster for Moonlight

Moonlight

9.0

2016, Drama

It is not about race or sexuality or masculinity, yet it takes us into those spaces to experience the film rather than just watch.

2017.01.19

Poster for Jackie

Jackie

8.0

2016, Drama, History

It is Portman’s dramatic ability to step into Jackie’s soul and to capture her mental trauma that ultimately shines.

2017.01.17

Poster for The Edge of Seventeen

The Edge of Seventeen

9.0

2016, Drama, Comedy

With a natural filming style and a great soundtrack, this story is told with realism, charm and hope.

2017.01.14

Poster for Why Him?

Why Him?

4.0

2016, Comedy

Zoey Deutch is gorgeous and the film made me laugh; I then felt that I was a lesser person for seeing it.

2017.01.11

Poster for Passengers

Passengers

5.0

2016, Drama, Science fiction, Love

Pratt and Lawrence are really quite watchable in spite of the script...

2017.01.08

Poster for Southside with You

Southside with You

8.0

2016, Drama, Love

A warm, intelligent, well ­told story about two people who became a global power-couple in celebrity politics.

2017.01.05

Poster for Things to Come

Things to Come

6.0

2016, Drama

The ambivalent climax and the emotional ambiguity of the film itself is the only lasting memory.

2017.01.01

Poster for Paterson

Paterson

7.0

2016, Drama, Comedy, Love

Devoid of regular cinematic artifice and feels like we have momentarily glimpsed into the inner space of a true gentle soul.

2016.12.29

Poster for Rosalie Blum

Rosalie Blum

7.0

2016, Comedy

Quirky, soulful and curious are words that come closer to describing this modestly engaging tale about nothing much at all...

2016.12.28

Poster for Lion

Lion

9.0

2016, Drama

Visually stunning, narratively powerful, and an emotional whirlwind.

2016.12.23

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