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Rachel Cooke

Rachel Cooke
Rachel Cooke's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Observer (UK), New Statesman

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
No Score Yet Farther and Sun: A Dyslexic Road Trip (2018) All the different ways in which human beings are wired grow ever more fascinating to me the older I get, and this film captured, with great gentleness, some aspects of these contrasts and incongruities.‐ New Statesman
Read More | Posted Oct 3, 2018
83% Inside the Manson Cult: The Lost Tapes (2018) Manson: The Lost Tapes really is disquieting: a trip and a half of purest horror dressed up as social history.‐ New Statesman
Read More | Posted Sep 27, 2018
100% Against the Law (2017) Here was all of the wit and compassion you find in Wildeblood's prose, combined with emotions I'd hitherto only been able rather half-heartedly to imagine: bewilderment, fear, agonising pain. ‐ New Statesman
Read More | Posted Sep 12, 2018
No Score Yet Sylvia Plath: Inside the Bell Jar (2018) Praised reverentially for an hour by a series of largely grim-faced American scholars, afterwards I could think of [Sylvia Plath] only in black and white: the colours of a PhD thesis, or a dry academic paper.‐ New Statesman
Read More | Posted Aug 17, 2018
No Score Yet Mark Gatiss on John Minton: The Lost Man of British Art (2018) Threaded with tenderness and fellow-feeling, and resolutely determined not to fixate on the painter's suicide in 1957 at the age of 39.‐ New Statesman
Read More | Posted Aug 17, 2018
100% The Ice King (2017) With its attention to family and changing attitudes both to gender and sexuality... this was social history of the best, by which I mean the slyest, kind.‐ New Statesman
Read More | Posted Jul 11, 2018
No Score Yet Duran Duran: There's Something You Should Know (2018) Their enthusiasm - for music, art, clothes, for everything, in fact - is braided with a seriousness that is both touching and comical. ‐ New Statesman
Read More | Posted Jun 29, 2018
No Score Yet The Many Primes of Muriel Spark (2018) Kirsty Wark took us smartly through the novelist's several reinventions, pausing only occasionally to wonder at her restless bravery, those techniques for survival that must sometimes have seemed to others like nothing so much as casual cruelty. ‐ New Statesman
Read More | Posted Jun 20, 2018
100% Tea With the Dames (Nothing Like a Dame) (2018) Its slow unfurling allowed us to imagine we were eavesdropping. Here was fame, but here, too, was intimacy.‐ New Statesman
Read More | Posted Jun 6, 2018
64% George Michael: Freedom (2017) The film wanted for grit, and for context. Where we needed Johnny Marr, we got only James Corden. Where we could have done with a Simon Reynolds-style figure, we had to make do with a nodding Mark Ronson.‐ New Statesman
Read More | Posted Oct 23, 2017
100% King Charles III on Masterpiece (2017) A perfect 90 minutes of television.‐ New Statesman
Read More | Posted May 11, 2017
84% The Master (2012) After an hour, I was baffled. After two, I was bored stiff.‐ Observer (UK)
Read More | Posted Nov 4, 2012
56% For a Good Time, Call... (2012) Tedious and repellent: avoid.‐ Observer (UK)
Read More | Posted Nov 4, 2012
82% Excision (2012) I liked this teen comedy-horror flick an awful lot. But then I'm warped.‐ Observer (UK)
Read More | Posted Nov 4, 2012
98% Call Me Kuchu (2013) Such horror, such bravery.‐ Observer (UK)
Read More | Posted Nov 4, 2012
81% De rouille et d'os (Rust and Bone) (2012) Cotillard is the beating heart of this film; she's all you need.‐ Observer (UK)
Read More | Posted Nov 4, 2012