Katherine Monk Movie Review 58 results
5Score

Carol a modern masterpiece

Movie review: Carol Todd Haynes creates a modern masterpiece that speaks directly to the female experience without words thanks to the silent chemistry between stars Cate Blanchett and Rooney Mara  
2.5Score

The Night Before leaves blurry impression

Superbad with seasonal wrapping Seth Rogen, Anthony Mackie and Joseph Gordon-Levitt rip a page from Charles Dickens and Timothy Leary in a well-intended holiday comedy that would have been Scrooged if not for Michael Shannon's performance as angelic weed dealer
3Score

Movie review: Truth, not black and white

Mapes's Revenge Cate Blanchett and Robert Redford take us back to the 2004 CBS News scandal that saw senior producer Mary Mapes and veteran anchor Dan Rather pushed under the campaign bus

Burnt cooks Cooper to a golden brown

Iron pecs Chef Bradley Cooper brings A-lister status to the world of rock star chefs, completing the ancient circle of food worship, and the gods who let us pleasure in the flesh
4Score

Doom and ROOM

Movie review: ROOM Irish director Lenny Abrahamson uses carefully constructed frames to bring Emma Donoghue's story of confinement to the big screen, finding concrete results with a careful pour of emotion and a gifted young talent
2.5Score

Spielberg burns Bridge of Spies with boredom

Movie Review: Bridge of Spies Cold War thriller warmed over: Tom Hanks shuffles his favourite deck of characters to take on the role of a real life insurance lawyer who ends up tangled in the concertina wire of East-West tensions  
3Score

Movie review: Hyena Road lacks destination

Paul Gross's war movie attempts to tell the story of Canada's involvement in Afghanistan with a shotgun not a sniper's rifle
2Score

Movie review: The Walk is no coup

  Robert Zemeckis's computer-generated spectacle about wire-walker Philippe Petit's famous promenade between the Twin Towers lacks any sense of tension because everything about it feels fake
4Score

Sicario: Denis Villeneuve deploys A-list talent to the dark side

Movie review: Sicario Emily Blunt kicks down the doors as Kate Macer, an above-board FBI agent who ends up knee deep in the decomposing corpses of cartel land
3.5Score

Black Mass: A Whiter Shade of Noir

Johnny Depp's performance as real-life criminal James 'Whitey' Bulger is just another anemic reflection of film noir, the once-virile genre that gave birth to the gangster as American antihero and offered a cautionary tale for the collective subconscious