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Gavia Baker-Whitelaw

Gavia Baker-Whitelaw
Gavia Baker-Whitelaw's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): The Daily Dot

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
4.5/5 100% Mirai (2018) Mirai is heartwarming without being cloyingly sentimental, a charming and often laugh-out-loud funny story about a young sibling rivalry.‐ The Daily Dot
Read More | Posted Oct 17, 2018
3/5 92% The Ballad of Buster Scruggs (2018) A Wild West movie all about white men, where Native Americans only appear onscreen to scalp people and get shot in the head? Groundbreaking.‐ The Daily Dot
Read More | Posted Oct 15, 2018
30% Venom (2018) For me, Venom succeeded at what Suicide Squad failed to do: deliver an enthusiastically weird superhero spinoff with an edgy-but-funny lead. ‐ The Daily Dot
Read More | Posted Oct 9, 2018
93% Good Manners (As Boas Maneiras) (2018) Good Manners understands something that most films-Hollywood and otherwise-just can't manage. It observes how women's lives can intersect without the involvement of men, in a perfectly organic and realistic way. ‐ The Daily Dot
Read More | Posted Aug 14, 2018
37% Extinction (2018) [It's] a competent if unoriginal thriller where the scary parts aren't too scary, and the sci-fi ideas don't go too deep. Another addition to the list of streaming movies that are Just OK.‐ The Daily Dot
Read More | Posted Jul 31, 2018
48% Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom (2018) Even for such a transparently commercial franchise, Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom is a flimsy, cynical retread of better material.‐ The Daily Dot
Read More | Posted Jun 8, 2018
70% Solo: A Star Wars Story (2018) Could Solo, like Rogue One, become something deeper than an appeal to nostalgia? As it turns out, the answer's no.‐ The Daily Dot
Read More | Posted May 23, 2018
83% Avengers: Infinity War (2018) Infinity War is entertaining and by no means a disappointment, but it's otherwise kind of empty.‐ The Daily Dot
Read More | Posted May 3, 2018
97% Black Panther (2018) Smart, accessible, and thoroughly fun, Black Panther is a new high for Marvel Studios. ‐ The Daily Dot
Read More | Posted Feb 14, 2018
91% Star Wars: The Last Jedi (2017) Rian Johnson understands how to balance the strengths of the franchise, which is simultaneously a fun action-comedy for kids, and a decades-long epic with meaty philosophical themes.‐ The Daily Dot
Read More | Posted Dec 14, 2017
92% The Shape of Water (2017) In a career of stubbornly idiosyncratic work, it's a masterpiece on par with Pan's Labyrinth, without a hint of creative interference from outside forces. ‐ The Daily Dot
Read More | Posted Dec 7, 2017
92% Thor: Ragnarok (2017) A refreshing interlude that combines creativity with an understanding of why we loved these characters in the first place.‐ The Daily Dot
Read More | Posted Nov 1, 2017
No Score Yet We must accept that Inhumans is straightfowardly bad, and Marvel allowed it to happen. If you spend money to watch this at IMAX, you only have yourself to blame.‐ The Daily Dot
Read More | Posted Sep 6, 2017
30% Guardians (Zashchitniki) (2017) It takes the basic formula of Marvel movies, strips away all the characterization and wit, and delivers an entertaining but deeply stupid cheesefest.‐ The Daily Dot
Read More | Posted Jul 12, 2017
93% Wonder Woman (2017) The film's strengths far outweigh its flaws, combining moral and emotional authenticity with superhuman stunts and a lively sense of fun: everything you want from a PG-13 superhero movie. It also feels undeniably fresh.‐ The Daily Dot
Read More | Posted Jun 1, 2017
67% Alien: Covenant (2017) It's not as scary as Alien or as fun as Aliens, and despite some visually impressive moments, it looks more like a typical sci-fi blockbuster than the distinctive work of H.R. Giger. The only truly worthwhile scenes are with Fassbender's David.‐ The Daily Dot
Read More | Posted May 16, 2017
97% Your Name. (Kimi No Na Wa.) (2017) As well as being a wonderful visual and emotional experience, it's a reminder that "universal" stories don't need to be generic, but instead thrive on specificity.‐ The Daily Dot
Read More | Posted Apr 4, 2017
43% Ghost in the Shell (2017) Judged on its own terms, Ghost in the Shell is stylish but unoriginal; an acceptable sci-fi blockbuster. As a remake of an iconic film, it's startlingly unnecessary.‐ The Daily Dot
Read More | Posted Mar 30, 2017
71% Beauty and the Beast (2017) Beauty and the Beast is an obsessively loyal adaptation. Unfortunately, some things just don't work as well in live action.‐ The Daily Dot
Read More | Posted Mar 16, 2017
93% Logan (2017) Logan deserves praise for its action scenes, delivering R-rated violence with enough blood to feel weighty without being an egregious gore-fest.‐ The Daily Dot
Read More | Posted Feb 28, 2017
89% John Wick: Chapter 2 (2017) The action scenes are as mesmerizing as ever, providing the same satisfaction as watching an expert chef or artist at work.‐ The Daily Dot
Read More | Posted Feb 10, 2017
71% Interstellar (2014) Christopher Nolan is incredibly good at making science-fiction movies for people who think they don't like sci-fi.‐ The Daily Dot
Read More | Posted Jan 17, 2017
67% The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 (2014) You couldn't really describe it as a fun, uplifting way to spend your evening, but more than either of its predecessors, Mockingjay Part 1 makes it clear why the Hunger Games continues to strike a nerve.‐ The Daily Dot
Read More | Posted Jan 17, 2017
30% Passengers (2016) On top of its moral quagmire of a premise, Passengers is dire in almost every other regard.‐ The Daily Dot
Read More | Posted Dec 29, 2016
85% Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (2016) [Gareth Edwards'] technical vision shines through in the battle scenes, but his work with actors leaves something to be desired‐ The Daily Dot
Read More | Posted Dec 15, 2016
48% X-Men: Apocalypse (2016) X-Men: Apocalypse avoids the disgrace of X-Men: The Last Stand in 2006, but it's certainly the weakest link of the new trilogy.‐ The Daily Dot
Read More | Posted Dec 12, 2016
74% Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (2016) It's just too bad this feels more like the set-up for later films than a strong, standalone movie, with lead characters who feel thinner than some of the smallest cameo roles in Rowling's novels.‐ The Daily Dot
Read More | Posted Dec 12, 2016
85% The Girl With All the Gifts (2017) A deliciously tense and clever twist on classic zombie tropes.‐ The Daily Dot
Read More | Posted Dec 12, 2016
99% The Wailing (Goksung) (2016) The Wailing's strength lies in its eclectic mashup of familiar horror tropes and fresh twist on small-town crime drama.‐ The Daily Dot
Read More | Posted Dec 12, 2016
92% Dearest Sister: Nong Hak (2016) Directed by Lao filmmaker Mattie Do, Dearest Sister achieves a difficult feat: It's an insightful look at the impact of colonialism and unbalanced gender roles in Laos, and it's also a gripping and accessible horror story.‐ The Daily Dot
Read More | Posted Dec 12, 2016
85% Star Trek Beyond (2016) After a summer of disappointing and lackluster franchise movies -- not to mention depressing real-world news -- Star Trek Beyond is a welcome respite.‐ The Daily Dot
Read More | Posted Dec 12, 2016
27% Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016) By the end of the film's near-unwatchable final battle, any hope of nuance or intentional subtext had been snuffed out by hours of ugly CGI and pulverized debris.‐ The Daily Dot
Read More | Posted Dec 12, 2016
84% Deadpool (2016) Fans of the comics will probably be satisfied, but if you're looking for a genuinely weird comic book adaptation, you're better off watching Tank Girl or The Tick.‐ The Daily Dot
Read More | Posted Nov 15, 2016
94% Arrival (2016) Atmospheric and thoughtful, it's an ideal choice to introduce hard sci-fi to a wider audience.‐ The Daily Dot
Read More | Posted Nov 7, 2016
89% Doctor Strange (2016) Those reality-warping effects offer a tantalizing glimpse at how superhero movies could embrace the visual wealth of comics. If only its story, a retread of Iron Man, was as creative as the action scenes.‐ The Daily Dot
Read More | Posted Nov 2, 2016
43% Pride and Prejudice and Zombies (2016) It's a perfect Valentine's Day date movie: romantic, but with enough zombie-slaying to appeal to viewers who don't enjoy romcoms.‐ The Daily Dot
Read More | Posted Oct 25, 2016
70% The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2 (2015) Compared to other Young Adult adaptations the Hunger Games films are undeniably the most mature and well-acted, digging deep into the emotional and political core of the books.‐ The Daily Dot
Read More | Posted Oct 24, 2016
50% Hardcore Henry (2016) Watching Hardcore Henry is a lot like watching someone play a first-person shooter for two hours, without the added entertainment value of a Let's Play video. ‐ The Daily Dot
Read More | Posted Oct 24, 2016
91% Captain America: Civil War (2016) Thanks to its unpredictable story and avoidance of bombastic supervillain showdowns, Civil War stands out from Marvel's fun but formulaic back-catalog.‐ The Daily Dot
Read More | Posted Oct 24, 2016
91% The Martian (2015) It's true geek entertainment, not just in the sense that it's science fiction, but because it's about a group of smart, competent characters solving problems that pan out like lethal brain teasers. ‐ The Daily Dot
Read More | Posted Oct 24, 2016
75% Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015) While we do get plenty of funny or touching interactions between the main characters, the film feels poorly structured and overly reliant on gigantic action sequences. ‐ The Daily Dot
Read More | Posted Oct 24, 2016
94% Slash (2016) Beautifully filmed and wonderfully acted, Slash often resembles a John Green novel, albeit one told with more nuance surrounding sexual identity and orientation.‐ The Daily Dot
Read More | Posted Sep 22, 2016
43% Batman: The Killing Joke (2016) As an adaptation of DC's most iconic Batman comic, the animated movie of The Killing Joke is both slavishly accurate and very disappointing. It's also a case study in what not to do when faced with criticism of sexist source material.‐ The Daily Dot
Read More | Posted Sep 14, 2016
27% Warcraft (2016) The core storyline, an epic tale of war and the corruption of power, is overshadowed by scenes that could easily have been lifted from the disastrous 2000 Dungeons & Dragons movie.‐ The Daily Dot
Read More | Posted Sep 14, 2016
27% Suicide Squad (2016) Writer/director David Ayer reportedly penned the script in six weeks, which is painfully obvious from the horrible dialogue, weak characterization, and threadbare plot.‐ The Daily Dot
Read More | Posted Sep 14, 2016