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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Chocolat

7

There are so many engaging layers in this film.

2017.07.03

2017

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A Quiet Passion

7

Achieves much by creatively merging its medium and message.

2017.06.29

2017

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Una

7

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

2017.06.26

2017

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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

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

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My Cousin Rachel

8

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

2017.06.14

2017

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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

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Wilson

3

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

2017.06.09

2017

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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

Don't Tell

8

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

2017.05.31

2017

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The Sense of an Ending

7

A well-directed dialogue-driven film.

2017.05.28

2017

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

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Snatched

3

Truly a waste of comedic talent.

2017.05.21

2017

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The Birth of a Nation

7

Depicts the slavery era with gritty and bloody realism.

2017.05.19

2017

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Table 19

6

Anna Kendrick plays the perfect balance between awkward, aggrieved, and aggressive, and the randoms are standard comic stereotypes.

2017.05.15

2017

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The Zookeeper's Wife

8

A story of courage and triumph, told from a woman’s viewpoint, with top-tier production values in filming, acting, and narrative.

2017.05.11

2017

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The Red Pill

4

Commits denialism by omission.

2017.05.08

2017

Frantz

8

Multi-layered with intense emotion that is explored at the personal and national levels.

2017.05.05

2017

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Berlin Syndrome

7

An engaging thriller that echoes parental warnings about strangers with nice smiles.

2017.05.01

2017

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Get Out

7

An entertaining horror spoof mixed with clever racial satire...

2017.04.27

2017

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Their Finest

8

Poignantly captures the fragility of life in the London Blitz with detailed attention to nostalgic sets, costumes, and mannerisms of an era.

2017.04.25

2017

Personal Shopper

6

A fresh contribution to the genre...

2017.04.19

2017

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Bitter Harvest

6

In terms of the need for the bigger story to be told, this film should be rated highly but as cinema it is seriously flawed.

2017.04.17

2017

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The Country Doctor

8

Totally driven by characterisation that is earthy, understated and open-hearted...

2017.04.13

2017

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