Markie Robson-Scott Movie Reviews & Previews - Rotten Tomatoes

Markie Robson-Scott

Markie Robson-Scott
Markie Robson-Scott's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): The Arts Desk

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
4/5 83% Julieta (2016) Like most of Almodóvar's films, it looks extraordinarily stylish, almost hallucinogenically so.‐ The Arts Desk
Read More | Posted Aug 26, 2016
4/5 99% Lady Bird (2017) Not ground-breaking territory, but, as one of the kindly nuns tells [Lady bird], love is all about paying attention.‐ The Arts Desk
Read More | Posted Feb 16, 2018
4/5 88% Norman (Norman: The Moderate Rise and Tragic Fall of a New York Fixer) (2017) From the first snowy scenes around Central Park and the Upper West Side, the city and the portrait of Norman's place in it are mesmerising.‐ The Arts Desk
Read More | Posted Jun 9, 2017
4/5 91% A Ghost Story (2017) Casey Affleck and Rooney Mara star, but director David Lowery lets the sheet do the talking.‐ The Arts Desk
Read More | Posted Aug 11, 2017
4/5 98% Quest (2017) This is Olshefski's first feature and it is a tribute to his deep connection with the Raineys -- and what must have been a mammoth editing process by Lindsay Utz -- that the film unfolds with such grace over the years.‐ The Arts Desk
Read More | Posted Aug 17, 2017
4/5 91% The Kindergarten Teacher (2018) Lisa crosses the line into madness and Gyllenhaal's handling of this unsettling ambiguity is masterly.‐ The Arts Desk
Read More | Posted Mar 8, 2019
4/5 99% McQueen (2018) This moving documentary by Ian Bonhôte and Peter Ettedgui provides a glimpse into [McQueen's] soul.‐ The Arts Desk
Read More | Posted Jun 5, 2018
4/5 96% Birds of Passage (Pájaros de verano) (2019) The film's contemplative, spiritual atmosphere and its focus on Wayuu traditions and taboos is extraordinarily powerful.‐ The Arts Desk
Read More | Posted May 20, 2019
4/5 90% Capernaum (Capharnaüm) (2018) Labaki found her actors on the street, living the lives they portray on screen, and the film is a mission statement.‐ The Arts Desk
Read More | Posted Feb 21, 2019
4/5 97% Midnight Family (2019) Lorentzen plunges us into the blood and guts of the city as we careen along inside the ambulance.‐ The Arts Desk
Read More | Posted Mar 1, 2020
4/5 88% Selah and the Spades (2020) Yet in spite of plot weaknesses and occasional gaps in credibility, Selah and the Spades has huge, strange energy and exciting boldness that leave you looking forward to Poe's next film.‐ The Arts Desk
Read More | Posted Apr 20, 2020
4/5 97% Queen of Hearts (2019) This gripping erotic drama, directed by May el-Toukhy with wonderful performances from all, is sometimes in danger of slipping over into posh soap, or soft-core porn, territory‐ The Arts Desk
Read More | Posted Nov 25, 2020
4/5 79% Marianne & Leonard: Words of Love (2019) The dark side of Hydra in the Sixties emerges powerfully.‐ The Arts Desk
Read More | Posted Jul 26, 2019
4/5 81% Greener Grass (2019) Greener Grass is full of dark, delicious weirdness. Don't look too hard for deeper meaning.‐ The Arts Desk
Read More | Posted Nov 25, 2019
4/5 91% Show Me the Picture: The Story of Jim Marshall (2019) We may not like Marshall's persona much, but in the end, the pictures tell the story.‐ The Arts Desk
Read More | Posted Feb 3, 2020
4/5 94% Babyteeth (2020) Shannon Murphy's debut feature is full of extraordinary performances - Scanlen and Wallace are outstanding - but the initial brilliance and pace aren't sustained.‐ The Arts Desk
Read More | Posted Aug 17, 2020
4/5 84% Waves (2019) This is an exceptionally powerful movie, though not a political one. It looks and sounds wonderful and if this is sometimes at the expense of depth, you barely notice because of its propulsive movement.‐ The Arts Desk
Read More | Posted Jan 20, 2020
3/4 78% Last Flag Flying (2017) This is a darker story, but not dark enough, and you wish it could have been less conventional and harder-hitting.‐ The Arts Desk
Read More | Posted Jan 26, 2018
3/5 90% The Blue Room (La chambre bleue) (2014) [Almaric] aims for what he calls the "permanent pleasure of doubt" and he succeeds - but sometimes the doubt is alienating and we long for some of the passion we saw in that blue room at the start.‐ The Arts Desk
Read More | Posted Sep 9, 2016
3/5 89% The Childhood of a Leader (2016) Tom Sweet's measured performance is mesmerising.‐ The Arts Desk
Read More | Posted Aug 18, 2016
3/5 89% My Scientology Movie (2017) The film doesn't entirely work, though it's still fascinating to see how [Theroux] deals with the imposed limitations.‐ The Arts Desk
Read More | Posted Oct 7, 2016
3/5 87% Jackie (2016) Portman's portrayal of explosive yet restrained grief packs a punch, and Jackie's loneliness is palpable, emphasised by the White House's enormous rooms, Mica Levi's disquieting score... and cinematographer Stéphane Fontaine's long shots.‐ The Arts Desk
Read More | Posted Jan 19, 2017
3/5 79% American Honey (2016) The atmosphere of unstructured movement and youth stays with you. You almost want to jump aboard and start selling magazines.‐ The Arts Desk
Read More | Posted Oct 13, 2016
3/5 76% The First Monday in May (2016) Both events are minefields of planning and politics, which Rossi captures well, though meanderingly at times.‐ The Arts Desk
Read More | Posted Sep 30, 2016
3/5 92% Heal the Living (Réparer les vivants) (2017) All are fine actors but there is something mechanical and flat about Quillévéré's method of supplying revelatory glimpses that don't quite ring true and aren't followed up. ‐ The Arts Desk
Read More | Posted Apr 28, 2017
3/5 38% The Incident (2015) This is [ane Linfoot's] first full-length feature and it doesn't quite deliver the goods, though it does have a quietly disturbing, Joanna Hogg-like quality, only without Hogg's wit and verve.‐ The Arts Desk
Read More | Posted Nov 29, 2016
3/5 95% Citizen Jane: Battle for the City (2017) It's Jane Jacobs' vision you come away admiring, as well as her determination to fight back.‐ The Arts Desk
Read More | Posted May 5, 2017
3/5 61% Mad to Be Normal (2018) Mad to be Normal's pieces don't quite fit, but like Laing himself, it's never boring.‐ The Arts Desk
Read More | Posted Apr 7, 2017
3/5 63% Goodbye Christopher Robin (2017) In the end, son-father bitterness is unrealistically (and inaccurately) overcome, and you're left wishing for something more rigourous and less twee.‐ The Arts Desk
Read More | Posted Sep 29, 2017
3/5 87% Tully (2018) Inside Tully is a darker, more daring film trying to get out. There are startlingly original moments, but it's as if writer Diablo Cody and director Jason Reitman chickened out in the end and plumped for whimsy and sentiment.‐ The Arts Desk
Read More | Posted May 4, 2018
3/5 84% The Final Year (2018) It feels like a bit of a PR job at times, though you can't PR the election result away and the elephant in the room throughout is what's happening back home.‐ The Arts Desk
Read More | Posted Jan 19, 2018
3/5 89% I, Tonya (2018) There's some talking to camera, some breaking of the fourth wall, and a lot of ugliness and unfunny violence, played for laughs, which leaves an unpleasant aftertaste.‐ The Arts Desk
Read More | Posted Feb 22, 2018
3/5 92% We the Animals (2018) The movie lacks the book's ferocious impact (best not to read it before watching) but, shot on 16mm film, it has a dreamy, lyrical beauty.‐ The Arts Desk
Read More | Posted Jun 12, 2019
3/5 55% J.T. LeRoy (2019) This is Knoop's side of the story, set in San Francisco, but it's so intricately tied up with Albert's that the end result is not completely satisfying - and you feel that another documentary would have been a better vehicle for this extraordinary story.‐ The Arts Desk
Read More | Posted Aug 14, 2019
3/5 76% Phoenix (Føniks) (2018) Perhaps Henriksen is too close to her subject matter in this directorial debut, but its power and promise are undeniable.‐ The Arts Desk
Read More | Posted Sep 15, 2019
3/5 74% Pink Wall (2019) Cullen is influenced by Cassavetes and 70s realism, as well as Richard Linklater and his Before trilogy, and there is a gritty, intense quality to Pink Wall. It could be seen as a wilder, indie companion piece to Marriage Story, perhaps.‐ The Arts Desk
Read More | Posted Dec 17, 2019
3/5 No Score Yet Inside The Secret World of Incels (2019) Atmospheric and beautifully shot documentary. ‐ The Arts Desk
Read More | Posted Aug 1, 2019
3/5 No Score Yet Train Your Baby Like a Dog (2019) Haffenden's approach, apart from the occasional clicker, which is more for novelty value than anything, is uncontroversial.‐ The Arts Desk
Read More | Posted Aug 26, 2019
3/5 75% The Other Lamb (2020) If this is a parable about masculinity and power, it doesn't come off.‐ The Arts Desk
Read More | Posted Nov 25, 2020
3/5 67% Savage (2019) [T]he film doesn't quite succeed in bearing the weight of its subject matter. ‐ The Arts Desk
Read More | Posted Sep 10, 2020
3/5 81% Tigertail (2020) A gentle, elegiac Asian-American story of lost love and emotional repression...‐ The Arts Desk
Read More | Posted Apr 10, 2020
2/5 82% Chi-Raq (2015) Frenzied, dazzling and finally empty.‐ The Arts Desk
Read More | Posted Dec 2, 2016
2/5 42% Vita & Virginia (2019) Maybe Button's aim is to show Vita and Virginia through a modern LGBT prism, but it misses the mark.‐ The Arts Desk
Read More | Posted Jul 8, 2019
2/5 38% Downhill (2020) If only an undercurrent of 'Veep'-like neurotic power had been allowed full sway here.‐ The Arts Desk
Read More | Posted Mar 2, 2020
96% Restrepo (2010) Junger and Hetherington developed a deep sense of connection with these young men... The connection is what gives this film such power. This is war. There's no political viewpoint, no narration... you're just there with the soldiers.‐ The Arts Desk
Read More | Posted Nov 16, 2017
71% Adrift (2009) Brazilian director Heitor Dhalia's third feature film, is a sensuous coming-of-age story as well as an ode to the Brazilian beach landscape of Buzios and the band of gorgeous bikini-clad teenagers who run wild in it.‐ The Arts Desk
Read More | Posted Nov 16, 2017
59% The Stoning of Soraya M. (2009) Melodramatic, yes, but this powerful, disturbing film is based on a real event in mid-Eighties Iran, which makes it easier -- or perhaps harder -- to bear.‐ The Arts Desk
Read More | Posted Nov 20, 2017
28% Suburbicon (2017) It could have been much more satisfying if Clooney and Heslov had stuck with the original plan and explored the timely real-life story Suburbicon is partly based on.‐ The Arts Desk
Read More | Posted Dec 1, 2017