Alasdair Bayman

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For 21 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 52% higher than the average critic
  • 4% same as the average critic
  • 44% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 16.2 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Alasdair Bayman's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 80
Highest review score: 100 Notorious
Lowest review score: 40 The Lion King
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 15 out of 21
  2. Negative: 0 out of 21
21 movie reviews
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Alasdair Bayman
    Poignantly reflecting the intimate connections humans can create in a short space of time, Chained for Life is a rich and rewarding experience.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 100 Alasdair Bayman
    Ultimately a small tale of the struggles of ordinary working-class people against the tourist trade, in a wider political context, the film exists in a deeply contemporary space. Through its filmmaking craft, this debut remarkably operates in a timeless space.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 60 Alasdair Bayman
    Through Eklöf’s ruthless observations on sex, class and family, one comes to view this world with a cold-blooded voyeuristic gaze.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 40 Alasdair Bayman
    Like Pride Rock itself, this remake seems a spectacle to behold afar, but when you step closer all you can see are its monotonous shades of grey.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 100 Alasdair Bayman
    Rendering the passage of time as a painful yet serene experience, Varda by Agnès comprehends what it means to be a human with a natural flair for creative output.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 100 Alasdair Bayman
    Apollo 11 exceeds all expectations of a seemingly rudimentary documentary on a well-trodden subject. Sitting at a neat 93 minutes, its balance of wonder towards our scientific achievements, whilst maintaining a present tense format, leaves one feeling you have witnessed it all in a wondrous experience.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 60 Alasdair Bayman
    Serving as nothing more than a guileful show, Tcheng’s approach delivers a catwalk of clips and interviewees that becomes rather long, even in its 105-minute runtime.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 60 Alasdair Bayman
    The whole affair feels perfectly adequate – nothing more or nothing less. As always, Moore delivers a nuanced portrayal of a middle-aged woman that is as sumptuous to watch as her graceful ageing on screen over decades worth of work.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Alasdair Bayman
    Ciro Guerra and Cristina Gallego’s depiction of their native country is compelling, one that weaves its magic to leave a rather impressionably wonderous film.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 80 Alasdair Bayman
    Dragged Across Concrete is a unique take on ultraviolence in an age whether the production of films is becoming increasingly polarising. Imbued with a particular stand out performance by Gibson breathes life into Zahler’s mature approach to genre filmmaking.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 60 Alasdair Bayman
    Wild Rose fits the bill for a British indie, yet apart from Buckley’s radiance it sadly does not offer anything more or less. Comparable to Lady Macbeth and Florence Pugh’s break out performance, this really does feel like the moment the world stands up and recognises Buckley’s talents.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Alasdair Bayman
    Uncovering the man behind the mask, Being Frank: The Chris Sievey Story is a deeply compassionate documentary. Created thanks to the tireless efforts of its filmmakers in sourcing crowdfunding to produce the feature, a communal spirit lingers over the film.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 100 Alasdair Bayman
    A symphony of cinema, Ray & Liz possesses an undeniable level of artistic expression on memory. Capturing space and time in a manner that only film can create in every single image there is a deep-rooted emotive quality.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 80 Alasdair Bayman
    Unveiling personality traits previously unknown, alongside footage that’s captivating to observe, this lovingly constructed documentary will leave you with a fresh appetite to revisit Bergman’s filmography in as much detail as presented throughout.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 80 Alasdair Bayman
    The Rider speaks to a natural urge in humanity to aspire for more than we already have. Quietly breathtaking, although not flawless, Zhao is a true rising star with the skills evident to join the likes of Denis as a master filmmaker.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 80 Alasdair Bayman
    Traversing the curiosities that we all yield at an adolescent age where discovering and understanding our bodies is a paramount experience, one cannot help applauding the director in depicting the taboo subject in such a pure fashion.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 100 Alasdair Bayman
    No film of Lee’s would be cut without portraits, cross cutting, dual images or his iconic double dolly shot. All featuring heavily, these practises of his style come to elevate the genre filmmaking to new heights.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 60 Alasdair Bayman
    Delivering clear big screen moments, of which will leave audiences itching to return and experience it all over again, you simply cannot deny that this eccentric mix of ABBA and cinema still holds magic.
    • 100 Metascore
    • 100 Alasdair Bayman
    Notorious is a phenomenally rich experience whether it is on the first or the hundredth viewing. Hitchcock’s most emotionally nuanced and most adult depiction of relationships feels as vital as ever.
    • 97 Metascore
    • 80 Alasdair Bayman
    It is a tale of phenomenal creatives from Williams to Kazan and Brando and Leigh.

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