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Danny Leigh

Danny Leigh
Danny Leigh's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Guardian, Sight and Sound, Financial Times

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
4/5 88% One Man and His Shoes (2020) Kudos to Bamiro for covering this much ground in 83 minutes without leaving you hyperventilating. The detail is so rich, it feels strange not finding it extended over a multi-part Netflix series.‐ Financial Times
Read More | Posted Oct 22, 2020
5/5 100% His House (2020) At every turn there is more going on here, layers building under the story.‐ Financial Times
Read More | Posted Oct 21, 2020
4/5 93% The Climb (2020) You realise that what you're watching is an epic disguised as scuffed indie comedy, a portrait of adult friendship in which no one ever completely grows up.‐ Financial Times
Read More | Posted Oct 21, 2020
3/5 74% Summer of 85 (Été 85) (2020) The tone is oddly vanilla all round, in the end just one more film ticked off for Ozon.‐ Financial Times
Read More | Posted Oct 21, 2020
4/5 84% Borat: Subsequent Moviefilm (2020) Baron Cohen is still willing to Go There.‐ Financial Times
Read More | Posted Oct 21, 2020
4/5 75% The Other Lamb (2020) Take the film as a pared-back cousin to The Handmaid's Tale. But if some elements seem familiar, Szumowska has aces of her own to play.‐ Financial Times
Read More | Posted Oct 15, 2020
3/5 45% Rebecca (2020) Remaking Hitchcock is no job for the faint-hearted, but Wheatley has a plan, an anti-auteurist strategy that lets others put their mark on proceedings too.‐ Financial Times
Read More | Posted Oct 15, 2020
4/5 99% Time (2020) A film of rare profundity and breathtaking intimacy.‐ Financial Times
Read More | Posted Oct 14, 2020
4/5 100% Totally Under Control (2020) A definitively American story - what happens when the desire to be free from government extends to government itself, as nearly 8m people sicken.‐ Financial Times
Read More | Posted Oct 14, 2020
3/5 78% I Am Greta (2020) The film just tags along, blank and puppyish.‐ Financial Times
Read More | Posted Oct 14, 2020
3/5 89% Kajillionaire (2020) The unexpected pleasure of Kajillionaire is that, with the singsong delivery dialled down just a notch, you can hear yourself think long enough to decide.‐ Financial Times
Read More | Posted Oct 7, 2020
4/5 96% Saint Maud (2020) Some debuts tug at your sleeve; others take your arm off.‐ Financial Times
Read More | Posted Oct 7, 2020
4/5 98% The Forty-Year-Old Version (2020) The promise of empowerment could lead to clichéd uplift, but the movie is too smart for that.‐ Financial Times
Read More | Posted Oct 7, 2020
3/5 91% The Trial of the Chicago 7 (2020) Sorkin has no plan for the camera beyond pointing it at his stars, but he lets their performances grow large and moreish.‐ Financial Times
Read More | Posted Sep 30, 2020
4/5 86% On The Rocks (2020) Kudos to Coppola and her leading man. It takes guts to rewrite your biggest hit.‐ Financial Times
Read More | Posted Sep 30, 2020
3/5 77% My Zoe (2019) The film moves... into the grandly Promethean, but keeps its place too in the cool European everyday. Combining both is its own experiment, bold and intriguing.‐ Financial Times
Read More | Posted Sep 30, 2020
4/5 80% Eternal Beauty (2019) Directors dealing with mental illness can often make you wince, treating it as an invitation to all manner of visual hammery. Still in his twenties, Roberts is seasoned enough not to follow suit.‐ Financial Times
Read More | Posted Sep 30, 2020
3/5 93% Capital in the Twenty-First Century (2020) If Piketty is a rock star, the film paints capitalism as a supergroup whose biggest hits were hugely popular, but are long in the past. New material has not been well received.‐ Financial Times
Read More | Posted Sep 23, 2020
3/5 91% Enola Holmes (2020) Even if the message of empowerment has a flat-pack quality, all involved have clearly been told: have fun! It goes a long way...‐ Financial Times
Read More | Posted Sep 23, 2020
4/5 91% Monsoon (2020) Most film-makers would crank the themes loud. But Khaou is never less than measured in his study of place and displacement, careful as a gymnast on a beam.‐ Financial Times
Read More | Posted Sep 23, 2020
3/5 82% Bill & Ted Face the Music (2020) Somehow it works. Remarkably, you may party on.‐ Financial Times
Read More | Posted Sep 16, 2020
4/5 64% The Devil All the Time (2020) These characters aren't circus acts - just desperate messes, only human like the rest of us. Amid the American guignol, Campos finds actual pathos.‐ Financial Times
Read More | Posted Sep 16, 2020
4/5 98% Rocks (2020) The whole movie has the... sense of deftly controlled chaos, powered not by screenwritten speeches but the unpredictable, unmistakable rhythm of real life.‐ Financial Times
Read More | Posted Sep 16, 2020
3/5 100% White Riot (2019) Wisely, Shah keep things punky and to-the-point.‐ Financial Times
Read More | Posted Sep 16, 2020
3/5 100% Real (2020) Good love stories are hard to find - consider this one of them.‐ Financial Times
Read More | Posted Sep 10, 2020
3/5 100% Max Richter's Sleep (2020) [A] diverting documentary...‐ Financial Times
Read More | Posted Sep 10, 2020
3/5 43% The Roads Not Taken (2020) A sad, timely story of family and fragility.‐ Financial Times
Read More | Posted Sep 9, 2020
4/5 81% The Painted Bird (2020) With rare commitment, Marhoul sets himself to portraying such all-consuming human depravity, the only response is to crumple.‐ Financial Times
Read More | Posted Sep 9, 2020
3/5 87% The Social Dilemma (2020) Flawed in several places and still essential viewing.‐ Financial Times
Read More | Posted Sep 9, 2020
5/5 93% Memories of Murder (2003) Most telling of all is that tone, the slow, deep nuancing of what once felt cartoonish, the antic slapstick that suddenly turns sombre. With Bong, you never see what's coming. And then you're face to face.‐ Financial Times
Read More | Posted Sep 9, 2020
3/5 74% Mulan (2020) A briskly efficient action movie of meticulous transnational appeal, one that is only now and then clearly working on tiptoes.‐ Financial Times
Read More | Posted Sep 3, 2020
4/5 80% I'm Thinking of Ending Things (2020) The result is not a horror movie exactly, but all the more unnerving for being played at a pitch of jangling disquiet when people are simply passing the vegetables.‐ Financial Times
Read More | Posted Sep 2, 2020
4/5 88% Les Misérables (2020) Ly is a deft orchestrator of story - and chaos.‐ Financial Times
Read More | Posted Sep 2, 2020
4/5 89% Socrates (2019) If one coup of Moratto's film is our instant bond with star Christian Malheiros, another is that a film can feel so measured with this much drama in such close quarters.‐ Financial Times
Read More | Posted Sep 2, 2020
3/5 54% Waiting for the Barbarians (2020) The screenplay is written by J.M. Coetzee, adapting his own 1980 novel with a strikingly free hand but the message left intact - the eternal awful irony of which Them should really fear which Us.‐ Financial Times
Read More | Posted Sep 2, 2020
3/5 63% Hope Gap (2020) Your sympathies are deftly toyed with; Nighy jitters and surprises; O'Connor has the sad gravity of the eternal referee.‐ Financial Times
Read More | Posted Aug 26, 2020
3/5 71% Tenet (2020) Great movies always time travel - living with you beyond the closing credits, carried into the future. With Tenet, 150 minutes pass harmlessly, but the film left my head before I took off my face mask.‐ Financial Times
Read More | Posted Aug 21, 2020
3/5 100% Sheep Without a Shepherd (2019) Weijie namechecks Hitchcock and the grandmaster might have approved of the jaunty tone at work in this story of blackmail, death and deception: equal parts folktale and internet-age morality yarn.‐ Financial Times
Read More | Posted Aug 19, 2020
3/5 60% Project Power (2020) A film built on the thrill of the now, the hyper-modernity on show in hip-hop trappings, tricks lifted from gaming and yes, the availability of the whole thing at the push of a button in the palm of your hand.‐ Financial Times
Read More | Posted Aug 19, 2020
3/5 94% Babyteeth (2020) The loosey-goosey energy is a blast - enough to make the script feel fresh even when mining age-old themes.‐ Financial Times
Read More | Posted Aug 12, 2020
4/5 100% Coup 53 (2020) This is not some dry piece of historical revision. Amirani's passion is palpable from the start and he peppers his film with twists and reveals that would make John le Carré smile.‐ Financial Times
Read More | Posted Aug 12, 2020
4/5 94% Boys State (2020) I defy you not to be gripped by the raw group dynamics, the sheer slings and arrows, but the thrill of the film is forcing you to hold two things in mind at once.‐ Financial Times
Read More | Posted Aug 12, 2020
3/5 73% An American Pickle (2020) An American Pickle has the zing of a single-frame cartoon, the kind that would have once put a smile on your face, chanced on in a print magazine, perhaps during a long-haul flight.‐ Financial Times
Read More | Posted Aug 5, 2020
3/5 59% Young Ahmed (Le jeune Ahmed) (2020) The Dardennes have often put the young at the heart of their deceptively simple stories. Here they do it as urgently as ever - Ahmed a source of mounting dread, but still a boy, as yet undamned.‐ Financial Times
Read More | Posted Aug 5, 2020
3/5 47% Unhinged (2020) Subtle it is not.‐ Financial Times
Read More | Posted Jul 30, 2020
4/5 81% Proxima (2019) So rooted in the practical, the nuts and bolts - of motherhood and space exploration - it could pass for documentary, equal parts poetry and vérité.‐ Financial Times
Read More | Posted Jul 29, 2020
4/5 100% Make Up (2020) The scares here are suggestions, as the best kind always are.‐ Financial Times
Read More | Posted Jul 29, 2020
3/5 77% Summerland (2020) That Arterton keeps things watchable is worth an ovation.‐ Financial Times
Read More | Posted Jul 29, 2020
4/5 98% The Fight (2020) Some stories here end more happily than others. For the bigger picture, of course, there has been no end at all.‐ Financial Times
Read More | Posted Jul 29, 2020
4/5 99% Saint Frances (2020) O'Sullivan treats nothing glibly, yet everything can end up funny. Her way with a verbal faux pas is peerless.‐ Financial Times
Read More | Posted Jul 22, 2020