Tom Bond


Tom Bond
Tom Bond's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Total Film One Room With A View

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T-Meter Title | Year Review
1/5 19% Mute (2018) We're honestly trying to offer something constructive and work out what went wrong with Mute. Maybe Jones just needs to put down the pen, stay behind the camera, and keep an eye on the big picture. - One Room With A View EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 15, 2019
4/5 98% BPM (Beats Per Minute) (120 battements par minute) (2017) Campillo captures something electrifying about a movement as urgent as this, combining party and protest to offer hope in the darkest of times. - One Room With A View EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 14, 2019
3/5 85% Tully (2018) The arrival of dream nanny Tully produces some great insight on what society expects from mothers and women in general, but the story fails to develop into anything satisfying. - One Room With A View EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 13, 2019
4/5 83% Girl (2018) Watch out for Polster, Worthalter, and especially Dhont. Anyone who can direct a film with such control, sensitivity and confidence on their first attempt has a bright future ahead. - One Room With A View EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 13, 2019
3/5 91% Mandy (2018) There's an incredible, cult pulp horror film in here somewhere, but Mandy is too overindulgent to bring it out. - One Room With A View EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 13, 2019
4/5 95% 3 Faces (2019) In a society where entertainers are censored, it feels right to end with a cracked frame. But no matter how many blows they suffer, Panahi and his unique brand of cinema won't be broken that easily. - One Room With A View EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 13, 2019
2/5 30% Girls of the Sun (Les filles du soleil) (2018) If it's enough to simply serve as a record of a tragic conflict and the lives lost to it, then Girls of the Sun succeeds. But if you hope for film to inform or thrill or move you, it misses the mark. - One Room With A View EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 13, 2019
2/5 32% Fahrenheit 451 (2018) Bahrani crafts a distinctive and tense narrative, but none of his editorial choices match the depth or power of the original book. - One Room With A View EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 13, 2019
3/5 90% Happy as Lazzaro (Lazzaro felice) (2018) This sweet, kind-hearted comedy runs a little long and lacks a little bite but still says a lot worth listening to. - One Room With A View EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 13, 2019
2/5 83% Pope Francis - A Man of His Word (2018) Wenders offers very little scrutiny in general, leaving this documentary feeling more like an empty piece of propaganda offering nothing new. - One Room With A View EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 13, 2019
3/5 40% Murder Me, Monster (Muere, monstro, muere) (2018) An ambitious and unforgettable horror that probes for meaning behind the violence, but loves the spectacle too much to dig deeper. - One Room With A View EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 13, 2019
4/5 54% Under the Silver Lake (2019) Under the Silver Lake takes two steps forward, one step back, and sometimes just spins around in circles before offering a flawed dream of losing yourself. - One Room With A View EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 13, 2019
5/5 97% Montparnasse Bienvenue (Jeune femme) (2017) Remember the names of Léonor Serraille and Laetitia Dosch...The pair have created a hilarious, touching and magnetic Jeune Femme with Paula, a character you won't be able to forget. - One Room With A View EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 13, 2019
3/5 64% At War (En guerre) (2018) Brizé achieves some incredible moments, but At War's greatest strength, its fierce debates, are also its biggest weaknesses, becoming repetitive and weary by the end. - One Room With A View EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 13, 2019
2/5 84% Long Day's Journey Into Night (Di qiu zui hou de ye wan) (2018) All style, no substance. - One Room With A View EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 12, 2019
2/5 67% The Dead and the Others (Chuva E Cantoria Na Aldeia Dos Mortos) (2018) A perceptive and beautifully shot coming-of-age story which is too indulgent to hit home. - One Room With A View EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 12, 2019
4/5 67% Asako I & II (Netemo sametemo) (2018) Comes so close to perfection, with a hilarious and insightful script, but the execution is just a little fumbled. - One Room With A View EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 12, 2019
4/5 90% Sofia (2018) It's rare to leave the cinema wishing a 90-minute film was longer, but Meryem Benm'Barek's Sofia shows enough promise to demand a more substantial story. - One Room With A View EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 12, 2019
3/5 70% Solo: A Star Wars Story (2018) A promising and entertaining franchise-builder, but never quite gets to the heart of what makes Han Solo so legendary. - One Room With A View EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 12, 2019
4/5 69% Ocean's 8 (2018) If you can take the plot holes you won't find a more relaxing or entertaining film. - One Room With A View EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 12, 2019
3/5 57% Hotel Artemis (2018) A charming, pulpy thriller with a heart of gold. - One Room With A View EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 11, 2019
4/5 81% Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again (2018) Here We Go Again bottles the beautiful chaos of bad karaoke for one of the most pure and joyous films in years. - One Room With A View EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 11, 2019
3/5 91% The Ballad of Buster Scruggs (2018) We all know the anthology's shortcomings - too little time to establish too many characters, all breadth no depth, and variable quality between chapters...Buster Scruggs is no different, bearing all of those flaws, but bearing them lightly. - One Room With A View EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 11, 2019
3/5 100% Anons (2018) Coskun directs well, creating a classic noir aesthetic of claustrophobic tension, but ultimately his and Ercan Kesal's script is too weak to deliver the punch they had lined up. - One Room With A View EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 11, 2019
5/5 96% BlacKkKlansman (2018) He's (Lee) attempted to make a blockbuster, laugh out loud comedy about the Ku Klux Klan whilst also sincerely critiquing contemporary race relations. For the most part, he succeeds. - One Room With A View EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 8, 2019
4/5 83% The Other Side of the Wind (2018) Such a noisy style leaves a garbled message, but the feeling that finally resonates is tragedy. - One Room With A View EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 8, 2019
2/5 No Score Yet Sunset (2018) Sunset is so messy, long and confusing that you can't help wonder if Nemes is just a one-trick pony. - One Room With A View EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 8, 2019
5/5 80% What You Gonna Do When the World's on Fire? (2018) An essential and inspiring look at communities living through police brutality. - One Room With A View EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 8, 2019
3/5 44% Charlie Says (2019) This feels like a story not quite hitting its target. - One Room With A View EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 8, 2019
5/5 99% Shoplifters (Manbiki kazoku) (2018) It's the most fun Kore-eda has been in years, but also teaches some tough lessons. - One Room With A View EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 5, 2019
4/5 84% Creed II (2018) It might be full of contradictions, but Creed II is passionate and confident enough to win you over anyway. - One Room With A View EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 5, 2019
2/5 70% The Mule (2018) [Clint Eastwood's] undeniable charisma anchors the film, despite its many inconsistencies and lack of drama. - One Room With A View EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 31, 2019
2/5 63% Mary Queen of Scots (2018) The trailer promised fireworks, but Mary Queen of Scots is a disappointing and formulaic period piece that delivers a moody take on her royal rivalry. - One Room With A View EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 18, 2019
5/5 94% The Favourite (2018) The Favourite thrills, delights, and even touches the heart in its giddy chase of power and what its pursuit can do to us. - One Room With A View EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 14, 2019
2/5 59% The House That Jack Built (2018) Von Trier's ruminations on extreme violence and its depiction in art would be worth considering if he weren't adding more bodies to the pile in the next frame. - One Room With A View EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 14, 2019
87% Non-Fiction (2019) The comic scenes are the most assured, capturing some brilliant reaction shots that really sell the Sisyphean task of being a struggling author. - Little White Lies EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 31, 2018
3/5 100% The Prince of Nothingwood (2017) While it fascinates to see this force of nature in full flow, Sonia Kronlund's doc fails to fully explore issues that might contradict his self-made image. - Total Film EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 15, 2017
3/5 88% Mimosas (2017) The landscapes are beautiful yet forbidding, with an earthy realism to Mauro Herce's photography. - Total Film EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 23, 2017
2/5 No Score Yet It Was Fifty Years Ago Today... Sgt Pepper and Beyond (2017) There's a decent hour-long TV special here, but indulgent editing has buried it beneath rambling digressions. - Total Film EDIT
Read More | Posted May 23, 2017
3/5 84% I Am Not Madame Bovary (2016) Visual pizzazz and Bingbing's terrific turn make the going easier. - Total Film EDIT
Read More | Posted May 23, 2017
3/5 No Score Yet Kicking Off (2015) Overall this is a thoughtful look not only at football fever but all forms of obsession. - Total Film EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 2, 2017
3/5 20% A Warrior's Tail (Savva. Serdtse voina) (2015) Shame that the plot bogs down in some baffling mythology - but when the parts do click the result is perfectly passable. - Total Film EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 2, 2017
3/5 64% Te3n (2016) The plot scores high on twists, but is rendered confusing by intercut timelines. - Total Film EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 27, 2016
4/5 96% Embrace Of The Serpent (El Abrazo De La Serpiente) (2016) Mesmerising. - Total Film EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 27, 2016
2/5 29% Molly Moon and the Incredible Book of Hypnotism (2015) Playing like supernatural Tracy Beaker fan fiction, this is the kind of cheesy kids' film that gives parents nightmares. - Total Film EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 1, 2016
2/5 18% Dare To Be Wild (2015) At times laugh-out-loud cheesy, it's a hard film to hate -- but a bit too nice to inspire much passion. - Total Film EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 27, 2016