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Clarisse Loughrey

Clarisse Loughrey
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
5/5 96% The Irishman (2019) Scorsese's signature camerawork goes down like a glass of fine whisky, as smooth and as elegant as you'd expect. ‐ Independent (UK)
Posted Nov 5, 2019
5/5 65% Alien: Covenant (2017) Every second here is tinged with dark foreboding, with the relentless tension that marked the 1979 original. And, for good measure, there's plenty of shooting aliens in the face, too.‐ Independent (UK)
Posted May 10, 2017
5/5 99% Eighth Grade (2018) [Director Bo] Burnham may have crafted a simple story about the most ordinary of teenage girls, but it speaks with the emotions of a true cinematic epic. ‐ Independent (UK)
Posted Apr 26, 2019
5/5 89% Hereditary (2018) Toni Collette's work as Annie here is gut-wrenching in its own terms, as she's able to craft a horror that reaches beyond just what goes bump in the night, but that lies at the heart of a woman whose whole family seems to be crumbling before her eyes.‐ Independent (UK)
Posted May 30, 2018
5/5 90% The Lighthouse (2019) You can almost smell the salt and grime. This is sensory, claustrophobic filmmaking. ‐ Independent (UK)
Posted Oct 10, 2019
5/5 95% Little Women (2019) It's Little Women's deep generosity that cements it as a cinematic achievement.‐ Independent (UK)
Posted Dec 27, 2019
5/5 92% Uncut Gems (2019) Uncut Gems is a fairytale written by the hand of capitalism, where mystical highs are followed by crushing blows -- and there's always a price to pay.‐ Independent (UK)
Posted Jan 10, 2020
5/5 99% Parasite (Gisaengchung) (2019) [Bong Joon-ho]'s work is as playful as it is sincere and revelatory. He'll make you feel at home, and then rip the rug out from under you.‐ Independent (UK)
Posted Feb 12, 2020
5/5 98% The Farewell (2019) The Farewell is a comedy of warmth and bracing honesty. Simply put, it's one of the best films of the year.‐ Independent (UK)
Posted Oct 10, 2019
5/5 99% For Sama (2019) For Sama is one of the most profoundly intimate depictions of the Syrian conflict ever put to film. ‐ Independent (UK)
Posted Sep 14, 2019
5/5 93% And Then We Danced (2020) Levan Akin's And Then We Danced is giddy with the pleasures of first love -- how it pulsates through the body and mind.‐ Independent (UK)
Posted Mar 22, 2020
5/5 98% Portrait of a Lady on Fire (Portrait de la jeune fille en feu) (2020) Real love may be fleeting, but as Portrait of a Lady on Fire explains, art and memory are immortal.‐ Independent (UK)
Posted Oct 10, 2019
5/5 80% Jojo Rabbit (2019) Taika Waititi's film is tender, daring, and sharp -- precisely pitched so that it keeps its path steady and its ambitions in check.‐ Independent (UK)
Posted Jan 10, 2020
5/5 100% Soul (2020) [N]ot only does Soul live up to Pixar's own impossibly high standards, but it represents the very best the studio has to offer: beauty, humour, heart, and a gut-punch of an existential crisis.‐ Independent (UK)
Posted Oct 11, 2020
5/5 92% The Assistant (2020) The Assistant isn't about empowerment (that's a task for other filmmakers), but presents a cruel, unvarnished reality.‐ Independent (UK)
Posted Aug 11, 2020
5/5 97% Saint Maud (2020) Rose Glass's debut film is an exquisite slice of religious horror, centred on an unexpected premise: what would the opposite of demonic possession look like?‐ Independent (UK)
Posted Oct 12, 2020
5/5 87% Shirley (2020) Shirley is sensuous and beguiling, an act of pure witchcraft.‐ Independent (UK)
Posted Nov 11, 2020
5/5 81% I'm Thinking of Ending Things (2020) If there is hope to be found, it's in Buckley's lopsided smile - the trademark of an actor who's shown herself capable of unearthing fathomless empathy.‐ Independent (UK)
Posted Nov 12, 2020
4/5 74% Ghostbusters (2016) The new film's just as unabashedly goofy as its predecessor, its paranormal aspects still possessing that kind of giddy, carnival ride spookiness.‐ Independent (UK)
Posted Jul 11, 2016
4/5 84% The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part (2019) The LEGO Movie 2 is the doomed progeny of a celebrated genius -- brilliant, but slightly stunted by the knowledge they will never live up to their predecessor.‐ Independent (UK)
Posted Feb 7, 2019
4/5 90% Captain America: Civil War (2016) If Captain America: Civil War is the true herald of Marvel's Phrase Three and its carefully planned future; maybe it doesn't actually feel so bad that we'll be getting these movies every year until the Earth collapses in on itself.‐ Independent (UK)
Posted Apr 21, 2016
4/5 90% The Lego Batman Movie (2017) The LEGO Batman Movie delivers a deliriously fun ride that likely to stand up surprisingly well amongst the rest of this year's superhero films.‐ Independent (UK)
Posted Feb 8, 2017
4/5 77% Frozen II (2019) Frozen 2... is more mature, ambitious, and intricate than its predecessor.‐ Independent (UK)
Posted Dec 6, 2019
4/5 78% Atomic Blonde (2017) Without a doubt one of the greatest action stars of today, Atomic Blonde offers a spectacular platform for Charlize Theron's skills.‐ Independent (UK)
Posted Aug 2, 2017
4/5 86% Okja (2017) This is a film that deserves to stand proudly on its own as one of this year's cinematic gems, and another stellar entry into Bong Joon-Ho's unique catalogue of work.‐ Independent (UK)
Posted Jun 21, 2017
4/5 85% It (2017) We understand these characters, we understand so painfully their fears. That's the kind of horror that nestles deep inside your brain. It's the kind that follows you home.‐ Independent (UK)
Posted Sep 6, 2017
4/5 74% Mulan (2020) Mulan isn't what we've come to expect from Disney's live-action remakes - it's far more sober, meditative, and refined.‐ Independent (UK)
Posted Sep 3, 2020
4/5 86% On The Rocks (2020) On the Rocks is the most grounded of Coppola's films, though its wit and charm are just as plentiful.‐ Independent (UK)
Posted Oct 2, 2020
4/5 75% Manifesto (2017) What Manifesto does achieve, seemingly, is to crash together the planes of art and life.‐ Independent (UK)
Posted Nov 22, 2017
4/5 52% The Lion King (2019) If anything, The Lion King uses nostalgia as a springboard for experimentation, finding new ways to tell old stories, while reminding us what makes those stories feel truly timeless in the first place.‐ Independent (UK)
Posted Jul 11, 2019
4/5 86% The Nightingale (2019) Jennifer Kent's The Nightingale is a film that bruises the soul.‐ Independent (UK)
Posted Dec 6, 2019
4/5 64% Unicorn Store (2019) [Brie] Larson approaches Unicorn Store with such earnest emotion - both in her performance and the film's direction - that the film quickly becomes something much more.‐ Independent (UK)
Posted Apr 5, 2019
4/5 97% Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (2018) [Makes] a strong case that animation is the natural medium for the comic book movie.‐ Independent (UK)
Posted Dec 13, 2018
4/5 96% A Shaun the Sheep Movie: Farmageddon (2020) A Shaun the Sheep Movie: Farmageddon is an utter delight -- proof that good storytelling and strong craft are what matters, however familiar the packaging.‐ Independent (UK)
Posted Oct 30, 2019
4/5 91% Support the Girls (2018) A remarkably compassionate portrait of American womanhood that inspires hope without denying reality.‐ Independent (UK)
Posted Jul 8, 2019
4/5 84% Just Mercy (2020) It's steady and clear-headed, safe in the knowledge that truth is the ultimate humaniser. ‐ Independent (UK)
Posted Jan 30, 2020
4/5 80% Good Boys (2019) While it obviously won't win everybody over, those who are more open to its charms will be rewarded several times over.‐ Independent (UK)
Posted Aug 15, 2019
4/5 82% Bill & Ted Face the Music (2020) We could all do with a little dose of Bill and Ted's optimism - the simple belief that kindness and camaraderie can bring us all together.‐ Independent (UK)
Posted Sep 25, 2020
4/5 92% In Fabric (2019) In Fabric feels like [Peter] Strickland at his most free and playful. ‐ Independent (UK)
Posted Jul 8, 2019
4/5 78% Birds of Prey (And the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn) (2020) Welcome to the mind of Harley Quinn, enshrined in all the sequin-encrusted girliness and bone-smashing violence of Birds of Prey.‐ Independent (UK)
Posted Feb 5, 2020
4/5 95% A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood (2019) A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood is, at its core, a film about the hard and constant work of becoming a better person.‐ Independent (UK)
Posted Jan 30, 2020
4/5 88% Ready or Not (2019) There's little nuance in Matt Bettinelli-Olpin and Tyler Gillett's horror-comedy take on class warfare, but it's Weaving's touch of pure anger that makes it feel like more than just your average shlocky gorefest.‐ Independent (UK)
Posted Sep 27, 2019
4/5 92% Ford v Ferrari (2019) [Ford v Ferrari] may relish in the high life, but its final moments feel devastatingly hollow.‐ Independent (UK)
Posted Dec 6, 2019
4/5 94% Jingle Jangle: A Christmas Journey (2020) Jingle Jangle might just be this season's showstopper.‐ Independent (UK)
Posted Nov 13, 2020
4/5 94% Honey Boy (2019) The film delicately bears its scars and finds peace by acknowledging how childhood pains can make and break us.‐ Independent (UK)
Posted Dec 6, 2019
4/5 92% The Last Black Man in San Francisco (2019) It's less of a rallying cry against gentrification than a rumination on the kind of pained acceptance those who suffer its effects must face.‐ Independent (UK)
Posted Oct 30, 2019
4/5 88% Onward (2020) Everyone knew there'd be high expectations when it came to Onward. But it's comforting just to see Pixar do what Pixar does best.‐ Independent (UK)
Posted Feb 28, 2020
4/5 82% Judy (2019) Judy ... is happy to let [Renée] Zellweger take centre stage. Thank god, because it's the performance of a lifetime.‐ Independent (UK)
Posted Oct 10, 2019
4/5 97% Knives Out (2019) It's an ingeniously constructed film, which is thoroughly modern in its language and filled with so many twists it will make your head spin.‐ Independent (UK)
Posted Oct 10, 2019
4/5 82% The Report (2019) Director Scott Z Burns captures the events in a cold, rigorously factual, and largely dispassionate manner. But that's the point. ‐ Independent (UK)
Posted Dec 6, 2019