Reviews and comments

Here you will find short reviews and comments about the films I have seen. Sorted alphabetical. Star ratings are out of five.

20th Century Women (2018) – directed by Mike Mills. 3.5 stars.

A Date for Mad Mary (2017) – directed by Darren Thornton. 4 stars.

The Accountant (2016) – directed by Gavin O’Connor. 2.5 stars.

The Act of Killing (2012) – directed by Joshua Oppenheimer.  4 stars.

Adrift (2018) – directed by Baltasar Kormákur. 3.5 stars.

Adult Life Skills (2017) – directed by Rachel Tunnard. 4 stars.

The Adventures of Tintin (2011) – directed by Steven Spielberg. 4 stars.

Allied (2016) – directed by Robert Zemeckis. 4 stars.

American Animals (2018) – directed by Bart Layton. 4.5 stars.

American Pastoral (2018) – directed by Ewan McGregor. 2 stars.

Amour (2012) – directed by Michael Haneke. 4.5 stars.

Annihilation (2018) – directed by Alex Garland. 5 stars.

Argo (2012) – directed by Ben Affleck. 3.5 stars.

The Artist (2012) – directed by Michel Hazanavicius. 4 stars.

Assassin’s Creed (2017) – directed by Justin Kurzel. 3 stars.

Atomic Blonde (2017) – directed by David Leitch. 3 stars.

Avengers: Infinity War (2018) – directed by Joe and Anthony Russo. 3 stars.

Baby Driver (2017) – directed by Edgar Wright. 4.5 stars.

Battle of the Sexes (2017) – directed by Valerie Faris & Jonathan Dayton. 2 stars.

Beast (2018) – directed by Michael Pearce. 4 stars.

Beasts of the Southern Wild (2012) – directed by Benh Zeitlin. 4.5 stars.

The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (2012) – directed by John Madden. 3 stars.

Beyond the Known World (2017) – directed by Pan Nalin. 4 stars.

The Big Sick (2017) – directed by Michael Showalter. 4 stars.

Birdman (2014) – directed by Alejandro G. Iñárritu. 3.5 stars.

Blade Runner 2049 (2017) – directed by Denis Villeneuve. 3.5 stars.

The Bling Ring (2013) – directed by Sofia Coppola. 3.5 stars.

Bohemian Rhapsody (2018) – directed by Bryan Singer. 3 stars.

Book Club (2018) – directed by Bill Holderman. 2 stars.

The Bookshop (2018) – directed by Isobel Coixet. 3 stars.

Borg vs. McEnroe (2017) – directed by Janus Mets. 3 stars.

Boyhood (2014) – directed by Richard Linklater. 5 stars.

Breathe (2107) – directed by Andy Serkis. 3.5 stars.

Brimstone & Glory (2018) – directed by Viktor Jakovleski. 4 stars.

Carnage (2012) – directed by Roman Polanski. 3.5 stars.

The Case for Christ (2017) – directed by Jon Gunn. 2.5 stars.

C’est la vie! (2018) – directed by Olivier Nakache and Éric Toledano. 4 stars.

Chappaquiddick (2018) – directed by John Curran. 3.5 stars.

Chocolat (2017) – directed by Roschdy Zem. 4 stars.

Cloud Atlas (2012) – directed by Tom Twyker, Andy Wachowski & Lana Wachowski. 4 stars.

Compliance (2012) – directed by Craig Zobel.  4 stars.

Computer Chess (2013) – directed by Andrew Bujalski. 4 stars.

Coraline (2009) – directed by Henry Slick. 4 stars.

Cosmopolis (2012) – directed by David Cronenberg. 3 stars.

The Country Doctor (2017) – directed by Thomas Lilti. 3.5 stars.

Crazy Rich Asians (2018) – directed by Jon M. Chu. 3 stars.

Crooked House (2018) – directed by Gilles Paquet-Brenner. 3.5 stars.

A Dangerous Method (2012) – directed by David Cronenberg. 2.5 stars.

David Lynch: The Art Life (2017) – directed by Jon Nguyen. 3.5 stars.

The Death of Stalin (2018) – directed by Armando Iannucci. 3 stars.

The Descendants (2012) – directed by Alexander Payne. 3.5 stars.

The Dinner (2017) – directed by Oren Moverman. 2 stars.

The Disaster Artist (2017) – directed by James Franco. 3.5 stars.

The Diving Bell and the Butterfly (2007) – directed by Julian Schnabel. 5 stars.

Django Unchained (2013) – directed by Quentin Tarantino. 3.5 stars.

Downsizing (2017) – directed by Alexander Payne. 2 stars.

Drive (2011) – directed by Nicolas Winding Refn. 4 stars.

Dunkirk (2017) – directed by Christopher Nolan. 4.5 stars.

Enemy (2014) – directed by Denis Villeneuve. 5 stars.

Edie (2018) – directed by Simon Hunter. 3 stars.

Europa Report (2013) – directed by Sebastian Cordero. 2 stars.

Ex Machina (2015) – directed by Alex Garland. 5 stars.

Fences (2017) – directed by Denzel Washington. 3 stars.

Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool (2018) – directed by Paul McGuigan. 3.5 stars.

The Founder (2016) – directed by John Lee Hancock. 3 stars.

Francis Ha (2013) – directed by Noah Baumbach. 5 stars.

Funny Cow (2018) – directed by Adrian Shergold. 3.5 stars.

Game Night (2018) – directed by John Francis Daley & Jonathan Goldstein. 3 stars.

Get Out (2017) – directed by Jordan Peele. 4 stars.

A Ghost Story (2017) – directed by David Lowry. 4.5 stars.

The Girl in the Spider’s Web (2018) – directed by Fede Alvarez. 2.5 stars.

The Girl on the Train (2016) – directed by Tate Taylor. 4 stars.

Gone Girl (2014) – directed by David Fincher. 3.5 stars.

Grand Budapest (2014) – directed by Wes Anderson. 4 stars.

Gravity (2013) – directed by Alfonso Cuarón. 4.5 stars.

The Greatest Showman (2017) – directed by Michael Gracey. 2.5 stars.

The Grinch (2018) – directed by Yarrow Cheney and Scott Mosier. 2.5 stars.

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 – directed by James Gunn. 4 stars.

The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society – directed by Mike Newell. 3 stars.

Happy Feet Two (2011) – directed by George Miller. 2 stars.

The Hero (2017) – directed by Brett Haley. 4 stars.

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (2012) – directed by Peter Jackson. 4 stars.

Holy Motors (2012) – directed by Leos Carax. 4.5 stars.

The House with a Clock in Its Walls (2018) – directed by Eli Roth. 2.5 stars.

Hugo (2011) – directed by Martin Scorsese. 3.5 stars.

Human Traces (2017) – directed by Nic Gorman. 4 stars.

Hunger (2008) – directed by Steve McQueen. 4 stars.

The Hunt (2013) – directed by Thomas Vinterberg. 4 stars.

I Am Not Your Negro (2017) – directed by Raoul Peck. 4 stars.

I, Daniel Blake (2016) – directed by Ken Loach. 5 stars.

I, Tonya (2017) – directed by Craig Gillespie. 4 stars.

The Imitation Game (2014) – directed by Morten Tyldum. 3 stars.

Ingrid Goes West (2017) – directed by Matt Spicer. 3.5 stars.

Inside Llewyn Davis (2014) – directed by Ethan Coen and Joel Coen. 4 stars.

Inside Out (2015) – directed by Pete Docter. 4.5 stars.

Interlude in Prague (2018) – directed by John Stephenson. 2.5 stars.

Interstellar (2014) – directed by Christopher Nolan. 3.5 stars.

Into the Woods (2014) – directed by Rob Marshall. 2 stars.

Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle (2017) – directed by Jake Kasdan. 2.5 stars.

Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom (2018) – directed by J.A. Bayona. 2.5 stars.

Kedi (2017) – directed by Ceyda Torun. 3 stars.

The Killing of a Sacred Deer (2017) – Yorgos Lanthimos. 3.5 stars.

Killing Them Softly (2012) – directed by Andrew Dominik. 3.5 stars.

King Arthur: Legend of the Sword (2017) – directed by Guy Ritchie. 3.5 stars.

Kodachrome (2018) – directed by Mark Raso. 3.5 stars.

Ladies in Black (2018) – directed by Bruce Beresford. 3.5 stars.

Lady Bird (2018) – directed by Greta Gerwig. 4.5 stars.

Lady Macbeth (2017) – directed by William Oldroyd. 4 stars.

Last Flag Flying (2018) – directed by Richard Linklater. 3.5 stars.

LBJ (2018) – directed by Rob Reiner. 2.5 stars.

Lean on Pete (2018) – directed by Andrew Haigh. 4 stars.

Leap Year (2010) – directed by Anand Tucker. 1.5 stars.

The Leisure Seeker (2018) – directed by Paolo Virzì. 2.5 stars.

Life (2017) – directed by Daniel Espinosa. 2.5 stars.

Life of Pi (2013) – directed by Ang Lee. 4 stars.

Limitless (2011) – directed by Neil Burger. 2.5 stars.

Lion (2016) – directed by Garth Davis. 4 stars.

Logan Lucky (2017) – directed by Steven Soderbergh. 3 stars.

Long Way North (2017) – directed by Rémi Chayé. 4 stars.

Looper (2012) – directed by Rian Johnson. 3 stars.

The Lost City of Z (2017) – directed by James Gray. 4 stars.

Lost in Paris (2018) – directed by Dominique Abel & Fiona Gordon. 1 star.

Loving (2017) – directed by Jeff Nichols. 4 stars.

Loving Vincent (2018) – directed by Hugh Welchman & Dorota Kobiela. 3 stars.

The Magnificent Seven (2016) – directed by Antoine Fuqua. 2 stars

Maleficent (2013) – directed by Robert Stronberg. 2 stars.

Manchester by the Sea (2017) – directed by Kenneth Lonergan. 4 stars.

Margin Call (2012) – directed by J.C. Chandor. 4 stars.

Mary Magdalene (2018) – directed by Garth Davis. 3 stars.

Mary Shelley (2018) – directed by Haifaa Al Mansour. 3 stars.

Maudie (2017) – directed by Aisling Walsh. 3.5 stars.

McQueen (2018) – directed by Ian Bonhôte and Peter Ettedgui. 5 stars.

Melancholia (2011) – directed by Lars von Trier. 4 stars.

Menashe (2017) – directed by Joshua Z Weinstein. 4 stars.

Midnight in Paris (2011) – directed by Woody Allen. 3.5 stars.

Midnight Special (20216) – directed by Jeff Nichols. 3 stars.

Mistaken for Strangers (2013) – directed by Tom Berlinger. 3 stars.

Moana (2016) – directed by Ron Clements. 4 stars.

Molly’s Game (2018) – directed by Aaron Sorkin. 3.5 stars.

Moonlight (2017) – directed by Barry Jenkins. 5 stars.

A Most Violent Year (2013) – directed by J.C. Chandor. 4 stars.

mother! (2017) – directed by Darren Aronofsky. 4 stars.

Mr. Stein Goes Online (2018) – directed by Stéphane Robelin. 2.5 stars.

Mud (2013) – directed by Jeff Nichols. 4 stars.

The Mummy (2017) – directed by Alex Kurtzman. 2 stars.

Nightcrawler (2014) – directed by Dan Gilroy. 4 stars.

No Ordinary Sheila (2017) – directed by Hugh Macdonald. 3 stars.

Nocturnal Animals (2016) – directed by Tom Ford. 5 stars

Notes on Blindness (2017) – directed by Pete Middleton & James Spinney. 4 stars

Now You See Me (2015) – directed by Louis Leterrier. 2.5 stars.

Ocean’s 8 (2018) – directed by Gary Ross. 2.5 stars.

Oblivion (2013) – directed by Joseph Kosinski. 3 stars.

Office Christmas Party (2016) – directed by Josh Gordon and Will Speck. 1 star.

On Chesil Beach (2018) – directed by Dominic Cooke. 3.5 stars.

Only Lovers Left Alive (2013) – directed by Jim Jarmusch. 5 stars.

Our Kind of Traitor (2016) – directed by Susanna White. 2 stars.

Paddington (2014) – directed by Paul King. 4 stars.

The Party (2018) – directed by Sally Potter. 3.5 stars.

Passengers (2017) – directed by Morten Tyldum. 3 stars.

The Perks of Being a Wallflower (2013) – directed by Stephen Chbosky. 4 stars.

The Perverts Guide to Ideology (2013) – directed by Sophie Fiennes. 3 stars.

Peter Rabbit (2018) – directed by Will Gluck. 3 stars.

Pete’s Dragon (2016) – directed by David Lowery. 3.5 stars.

Phantom Thread (2017) – directed by Paul Thomas Anderson. 4.5 stars.

The Post (2018) – directed by Steven Spielberg. 3 stars.

Prometheus (2012) – directed by Ridley Scott. 3.5 stars.

Un prophete (2009) – directed by Jacques Audiard. 4 stars.

RBG (2018) – directed by Julie Cohen and Betsy West. 3 stars.

The Red Turtle (2016) – directed by Michael Dudok de Wit. 4.5 stars.

Richard III (1995) – directed by Richard Lonzcraine. 3 stars.

The Road (2009) – directed by John Hellcat. 5 stars.

Room 237 (2012) – directed by Rodney Ascher. 3.5 stars.

The Salesman (2017) – directed by Asghar Farhadi. 3.5 stars.

Salmon Fishing in Yemen (2012) – directed by Lars Wallström. 3 stars.

Searching (2018) – directed by Aneesh Chaganty. 3 stars.

The Secret Life of Pets (2016) – directed by Chris Renaud and Yarrow Cheney. 3 stars.

The Secret Scripture (2017) – directed by Jim Sheridan. 3 stars.

The Shack (2017) – directed by Stuart Hazeldine. 3 stars.

Shame (2011) – directed by Steve McQueen. 4 stars.

Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows (2012) – directed by Guy Ritchie. 3 stars.

Silence (2017) – directed by Martin Scorsese. 2.5 stars.

Silver Linings Playbook (2013) – directed by David O. Russell. 3 stars.

Sing Street (2016) – directed by John Carney. 4 stars.

Slow West (2015) – directed by John MacLean. 4 stars.

The Girl in the Spider’s Web (2018) – directed by Fede Alvarez. 2.5 stars.

Spitfire (2018) – directed by David Fairhead and Ant Palmer. 3.5 stars.

The Square (2018) – directed by Ruben Östlund. 5 stars.

Star Wars: The Last Jedi – directed by Rian Johnson. 3.5 stars.

The Stolen (2017) – directed by Niall Johnson. 2 stars.

A Street Cat Named Bob (2107) – directed by Roger Spottiswoode. 3 stars.

Super 8 (2011) – directed by J.J. Abrams. 3.5 stars.

Suspiria (2018) – directed Luca Guadagnino. 4 stars.

Swagger of Thieves (2018) – directed by Julian Boshier. 4 stars.

Sweet Country (2018) – directed by Warwick Thornton. 4 stars.

Tag (2018) – directed by Jeff Tomsic. 3.5 stars.

Take Shelter (2011) – directed by Jeff Nichols. 4 stars.

Their Finest (2017) – directed by Lone Scherfig. 3 stars.

This Beautiful Fantastic (2017) – directed by Simon Aboud. 3 stars.

Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (2012) – directed by Tomas Alfredson. 4 stars.

To Rome with Love (2012) – directed by Woody Allen. 3.5 stars.

To the Wonder (2013) – directed by Terrence Malick. 4 stars.

Tommy’s Honour (2017) – directed by Jason Connery. 3 stars.

Top of the Lake: China Girl (2017) – directed by Jane Campion & Ariel Kleiman. 3.5 stars.

Tree of Life (2011) – directed by Terrence Malick. 5 stars.

Twin Peaks; The Return (2017) – directed by David Lynch. 5 stars.

Under the Skin (2014) – directed by Jonathan Glazer. 5 stars.

A United Kingdom (2016) – directed by Amma Asante. 3 stars

The Wall (2017) – directed by Doug Liman. 4 stars.

Walking Out (2017) – directed by Andrew and Alex Smith. 4 stars.

War for the Planets of the Apes (2017) – directed by Matt Reeves. 4 stars.

Wayne (2018) – directed by Jeremy Sims. 2.5 stars.

Westwood: Punk, Icon, Activist (2018) – directed by Lorna Tucker. 3.5 stars.

While We’re Young (2015) – directed by Noah Baumbach. 3.5 stars.

Whiplash (2014) – directed by Damien Chazelle. 4 stars.

Whitney (2018) – directed by Kevin Macdonald. 4 stars.

The Wife (2018) – directed by Björn Runge. 4 stars.

Wind River (2017) – directed by Taylor Sheridan. 3.5 stars.

Wonder (2017) – directed by Stephen Chbosky. 3.5 stars.

Wonder Woman (2017) – directed by Patty Jenkins. 2 stars.

The Wound (Inxeba) (2017) – directed by John Trengove. 3.5 stars.

You Were Never Really Here (2018) – directed by Lynne Ramsay. 4 stars.

 

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