Ben Rolph

Ben Rolph
Tomatometer-approved critic

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
5/5 36% Glass (2019) Shyamalan's precise vision is delicately crafted within the frameworks of a comic book, yet it defies and delivers a complex psychological study of the human condition.‐ Discussing Film
Read More | Posted Jan 17, 2019
4/5 64% Vice (2018) Vice is an incredibly raw, visceral and humorous film with McKay putting his heart into the heartless. Bale is formidably puissant in this transformative role.‐ Discussing Film
Read More | Posted Jan 15, 2019
4/5 87% Colette (2018) It is delicate, powerful, meaningful and a feast to lay your eyes upon.‐ Discussing Film
Read More | Posted Jan 12, 2019
4.5/5 80% The Death of Superman / Reign of the Supermen Double Feature (2019) It feels like a comic book, It feels like its ripped off the page.‐ TheDCTVshow
Read More | Posted Jan 12, 2019
4/5 63% Bird Box (2018) Sandra Bullock delievers a powerhouse performance.‐ Ben Film Talk
Read More | Posted Jan 2, 2019
5/5 78% Mary Poppins Returns (2018) Perfect in every single way.‐ Ben Film Talk
Read More | Posted Dec 23, 2018
4/5 31% Welcome to Marwen (2018) An utterly new and state-of-the-art way of combining reality with fantasy.‐ Discussing Film
Read More | Posted Dec 19, 2018
5/5 64% Aquaman (2018) Aquaman is a new terrific entry in the belt of DC, a visual masterpiece that is utterly riveting throughout.‐ TheDCTVshow
Read More | Posted Dec 11, 2018
3.5/5 92% Bumblebee (2018) For true Transformers fans this prequel will serve as a melancholic coming-of-age journey into the backstory of Bee and a great 'restart' to the direction of the film series as a whole.‐ Discussing Film
Read More | Posted Dec 9, 2018
5/5 88% First Man (2018) First Man is an incredible film, ripe with Damien Chazelle's touch - reinforcing him as one of the best directors currently working.‐ Ben Film Talk
Read More | Posted Dec 7, 2018
4.5/5 90% A Star Is Born (2018) An incredibly strong film with minimal flaws capturing this heart-wrenching story in a special way.‐ Ben Film Talk
Read More | Posted Dec 7, 2018
5/5 92% The Old Man & the Gun (2018) A wonderful piece in cinema, heart warming and lovable.‐ Ben Film Talk
Read More | Posted Dec 7, 2018
4.5/5 68% Beautiful Boy (2018) Tears will flow in this utterly heart-breaking picture of a struggling drug addict and his family.‐ Ben Film Talk
Read More | Posted Dec 7, 2018
3/5 92% Mandy (2018) The concept is incredible and hilarious at the end - but is a big mess.‐ Ben Film Talk
Read More | Posted Dec 7, 2018
4/5 89% A Private War (2018) Rosamund Pike delivers a career best performance.‐ Ben Film Talk
Read More | Posted Dec 7, 2018
5/5 85% The Sisters Brothers (2018) It's a warped dream of the Western that successfully subverts and delivers a ravishingly beautiful spectacle.‐ Ben Film Talk
Read More | Posted Dec 7, 2018
5/5 94% Cold War (Zimna wojna) (2018) Pawel Pawlikowski delivers a beautifully-searing masterpiece.‐ Ben Film Talk
Read More | Posted Dec 7, 2018
3/5 93% Sorry to Bother You (2018) It is an honourable mess.‐ Ben Film Talk
Read More | Posted Dec 7, 2018
4/5 59% The Front Runner (2018) It is great, but not entirely captivating like The Post.‐ Ben Film Talk
Read More | Posted Dec 7, 2018
4.5/5 26% Mortal Engines (2018) This is an epic for the ages.‐ Discussing Film
Read More | Posted Dec 5, 2018
5/5 59% Vox Lux (2018) Vox lux is an ambitious film tackling a whole matter of ideas, reliant on subtext and expressionism in this intense and unnerving film from Brady Corbet. ‐ Discussing Film
Read More | Posted Dec 4, 2018
2/5 17% The Possession of Hannah Grace (2018) It's full of cliches and is rather uneventful.‐ Ben Film Talk
Read More | Posted Dec 2, 2018
3.5/5 88% Ralph Breaks the Internet (2018) Levelling up from the original with it's charming humour, smooth animation and lovable characters.‐ Discussing Film
Read More | Posted Nov 29, 2018
5/5 97% Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (2018) Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse is nothing short of a masterpiece in animation.‐ Discussing Film
Read More | Posted Nov 28, 2018
4.5/5 73% Assassination Nation (2018) It is a stylised-bloody allegory of modern America, exploring sexuality through the male gaze.‐ Discussing Film
Read More | Posted Nov 21, 2018
5/5 38% Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald (2018) Once more, I found myself spellbound throughout.‐ TheDCTVshow
Read More | Posted Nov 14, 2018
4/5 95% If Beale Street Could Talk (2019) From a filmmaker so bold and artfully talented, this film is a clear standout.‐ Discussing Film
Read More | Posted Nov 13, 2018
4/5 81% Overlord (2018) The film is exhilarating. With the beautiful visuals and the bright piercing colours.‐ Ben Film Talk
Read More | Posted Nov 7, 2018
4/5 34% The Nutcracker and the Four Realms (2018) Mackenzie Foy is enchanting as the brilliant Clara, who discovers a whole new fantastical world soaked in imagery of childhood and dreams.‐ Discussing Film
Read More | Posted Nov 4, 2018
3/5 62% Bohemian Rhapsody (2018) The film suffers from the utterly poor direction of Bryan Singer.‐ Ben Film Talk
Read More | Posted Nov 4, 2018
4/5 79% Halloween (2018) The film captures the tension and feeling of the original.‐ Ben Film Talk
Read More | Posted Oct 28, 2018
5/5 94% The Favourite (2018) The Favourite delivers a sense of confidence from the very start, as Lanthimos controls the spectator's emotions with a balance of tragedy and wit in this rousing curve of supposed history. ‐ Discussing Film
Read More | Posted Oct 24, 2018
5/5 64% Suspiria (2018) You will be left rendered questioning and shivering, kneeling before Guadagnino's Suspiria.‐ Discussing Film
Read More | Posted Oct 20, 2018
5/5 74% Bad Times at the El Royale (2018) A riveting tale of seven strangers and a motel. Lead by 60's R&B music, incredible performances and Goddard's extreme precision.‐ Discussing Film
Read More | Posted Oct 14, 2018
5/5 92% The Ballad of Buster Scruggs (2018) An unconventional masterpiece.‐ Ben Film Talk
Read More | Posted Oct 13, 2018
4.5/5 78% Apostle (2018) the brutality Evans uses so frequently is portrayed in such a gut-wrenching way that you can't help but squeal‐ Discussing Film
Read More | Posted Oct 11, 2018
4.5/5 88% American Animals (2018) American Animals is an incredibly smart take on perception and what it means to truthfully recount and tell a story as it happened‐ Discussing Film
Read More | Posted Oct 7, 2018
5/5 64% The Little Stranger (2018) the story is a drama with a ghost-like quality that is paced slowly yet it never bores‐ Discussing Film
Read More | Posted Oct 7, 2018
3/5 28% Venom (2018) It's all about that connection between Eddie and Venom, which is very funny and it works‐ TheDCTVshow
Read More | Posted Oct 7, 2018
5/5 54% Sunset (Napszállta) (2018) The film portrays darkness and beauty behind each veil lifted, the ambiguous nature of the narrative reels you in as you begin to create a picture of what the greater metaphors and symbolism truly embody‐ Discussing Film
Read More | Posted Oct 7, 2018
5/5 96% Roma (2018) this is a film all about memories and is told through beautiful black and white visuals and precise grounded storytelling. ‐ Discussing Film
Read More | Posted Oct 7, 2018
5/5 82% Green Book (2018) a fruitful story between now two great friends from different worlds, full of love, adventure, tragedy and humour - a masterpiece.‐ Discussing Film
Read More | Posted Oct 7, 2018
5/5 89% Hereditary (2018) An absolute masterpiece in horror cinema‐ Ben Film Talk
Read More | Posted Oct 7, 2018
5/5 100% Leave No Trace (2018) A deeply affecting tale of love and survival‐ Ben Film Talk
Read More | Posted Oct 7, 2018