Rob Aldam

Rob Aldam
Tomatometer-approved critic

Movie Reviews Only

Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
44% Waterworld (1995) The unfairly maligned Kostner vehicle is much better than its reputation‐ Backseat Mafia
Read More | Posted Jan 17, 2019
44% Occupation (2018) A sprawling and ambitious sci-fi invasion film.‐ Backseat Mafia
Read More | Posted Jan 16, 2019
89% Opera (1987) Allowing us voyeurs to watch from the stalls as he demonstrates why he's such a master of his art.‐ Backseat Mafia
Read More | Posted Jan 15, 2019
100% Newly Single (2018) A brilliant take on narcissism and a total lack of self-awareness.‐ Backseat Mafia
Read More | Posted Jan 10, 2019
95% The House by the Sea (La villa) (2017) An immensely intelligent and absorbing drama.‐ Backseat Mafia
Read More | Posted Jan 9, 2019
92% Island of the Hungry Ghosts (2018) Island of Hungry Ghosts focuses on Australia's questionable human rights record through a poetic and lyrical lens.‐ Backseat Mafia
Read More | Posted Jan 8, 2019
77% The Escape (2018) Arterton's performance is incredibly emotive and well-judged.‐ Backseat Mafia
Read More | Posted Jan 7, 2019
79% Alpha (2018) A compelling story of endurance, determination and friendship. ‐ Backseat Mafia
Read More | Posted Jan 4, 2019
92% Searching (2018) A thrilling, unpredictable and riveting film ‐ Backseat Mafia
Read More | Posted Jan 3, 2019
100% One Cut of the Dead (Kamera o tomeru na!) (2017) It's an ingenious, chaotic and bonkers breath of fresh air in a genre rife with imitations. ‐ Backseat Mafia
Read More | Posted Jan 2, 2019
97% The Rider (2018) An accomplished and powerful piece of contemporary American film-making‐ Backseat Mafia
Read More | Posted Jan 1, 2019
86% The 12th Man (2018) ..an epic war drama about one man's struggle against all the odds to survive.‐ Backseat Mafia
Read More | Posted Dec 31, 2018
77% The Cooler (2003) It's a beautifully made film resplendent with powerful performances and elegantly cinematography.‐ Backseat Mafia
Read More | Posted Dec 20, 2018
No Score Yet Nightshooters (2018) A winning hybrid of action, horror, martial arts and comedy. ‐ Backseat Mafia
Read More | Posted Dec 19, 2018
52% Papillon (2018) Whilst Papillon hardly revolutionises cinema, it's still grand old-fashioned entertainment‐ Backseat Mafia
Read More | Posted Dec 18, 2018
75% Final Score (2018) As long as you're prepared to suspend your disbelief, Final Score is an enjoyable old-school action romp. ‐ Backseat Mafia
Read More | Posted Dec 17, 2018
95% An Elephant Sitting Still (Da xiang xi di er zuo) (2018) An Elephant Sitting Still is a masterpiece and a new benchmark for 21st century Chinese cinema.‐ Backseat Mafia
Read More | Posted Dec 13, 2018
94% 1985 (2018) An immaculately drawn drama ‐ Backseat Mafia
Read More | Posted Dec 12, 2018
89% MATANGI/MAYA/M.I.A. (2018) A fascinating, if lop-sided, portrait of a musical maverick. ‐ Backseat Mafia
Read More | Posted Dec 11, 2018
92% Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice (1969) A sardonic satire‐ Backseat Mafia
Read More | Posted Dec 10, 2018
70% Mug (Twarz) (2018) Mug juggles with high concepts of spirituality, religion and commerce to create an absurdist fable about the power of the human spirit and the modern bane of materialism‐ Backseat Mafia
Read More | Posted Dec 5, 2018
79% Await Further Instructions (2018) Johnny Kevorkian has created a clever and brutal film which melds sci-fi with horror to great effect.‐ Backseat Mafia
Read More | Posted Dec 3, 2018
25% The Serpent's Egg (1978) There are moments of genius and profound insights when you scratch below the surface. It takes some work though.‐ Backseat Mafia
Read More | Posted Nov 29, 2018
82% The Image Book (Le livre d'image) (2019) Modern JLG is cinematic Marmite but he's still full of fight and bile. ‐ Backseat Mafia
Read More | Posted Nov 28, 2018
91% The Wild Pear Tree (Ahlat agaci) (2019) A beautiful treatise on the state of modern Turkey.‐ Backseat Mafia
Read More | Posted Nov 27, 2018
100% Khartoum (1966) Its strength is in the writing and having such powerful actors to deliver a clever and involving script.‐ Backseat Mafia
Read More | Posted Nov 27, 2018
56% Prince of Darkness (1987) Expect the unexpected from Prince of Darkness.‐ Backseat Mafia
Read More | Posted Nov 22, 2018
100% The Judge (2018) The Judge is a fascinating insight into a rarely glimpsed world.‐ Backseat Mafia
Read More | Posted Nov 19, 2018
No Score Yet Vynález zkázy (The Fabulous World of Jules Verne)(A Deadly Invention) (1958) Invention for Destruction is Karel Zeman's greatest creation. ‐ Backseat Mafia
Read More | Posted Nov 14, 2018
90% The Price of Everything (2018) Incisive and amusing ‐ Backseat Mafia
Read More | Posted Nov 13, 2018
86% The Workshop (L'atelier) (2018) A lively, powerful and intelligent drama.‐ Backseat Mafia
Read More | Posted Nov 12, 2018
78% I Kill Giants (2018) An impeccably realised adaptation which brings the sensibilities and themes of the comic to life.‐ Backseat Mafia
Read More | Posted Nov 8, 2018
98% BPM (Beats Per Minute) (120 battements par minute) (2017) Febrile, powerful and electrifying cinema.‐ Backseat Mafia
Read More | Posted Nov 8, 2018
100% Devil's Freedom (La Libertad del Diablo) (2017) Blurs the lines between guilt and innocence.‐ Backseat Mafia
Read More | Posted Nov 8, 2018
76% A Gentle Creature (2017) A disturbing, absorbing but difficult watch.‐ Backseat Mafia
Read More | Posted Nov 8, 2018
19% The Titan (2018) It may not always work on all levels but at least it's prepared to take risks.‐ Backseat Mafia
Read More | Posted Nov 8, 2018
100% Even When I Fall (2017) Even When I Fall is a fascinating film which shines the light on a cruel trade.‐ Backseat Mafia
Read More | Posted Nov 8, 2018
95% Western (2018) A slow-burning and tense drama which brings the Wild West to the Balkans.‐ Backseat Mafia
Read More | Posted Nov 8, 2018
100% The Old Dark House (1932) A marvellous horror film which still retains the same sense of creeping awe.‐ Backseat Mafia
Read More | Posted Nov 8, 2018
100% The Deminer (2017) A portrait of a dedicated man who is prepared to give his life to save others.‐ Backseat Mafia
Read More | Posted Nov 8, 2018
100% New Town Utopia (2018) It's a fascinating portrait of the rise and fall of a community and a movement.‐ Backseat Mafia
Read More | Posted Nov 8, 2018
No Score Yet Skid Row Marathon (2017) It's a film about understanding, tolerance and allowing people the opportunity to turn over a new leaf.‐ Backseat Mafia
Read More | Posted Nov 8, 2018
92% Revenge (2018) Fargeat masterfully plays up to stereotypes before ingeniously subverting and owning them.‐ Backseat Mafia
Read More | Posted Nov 8, 2018
No Score Yet Ivan Passer: Intimate Lighting (1969) A charming and beguiling tale of friendship.‐ Backseat Mafia
Read More | Posted Nov 8, 2018
67% The Cured (2018) David Freyne has created a social drama crafted within a genre film.‐ Backseat Mafia
Read More | Posted Nov 8, 2018
75% Breakheart Pass (1975) The plot twists and turns as it careers towards its destination.‐ Backseat Mafia
Read More | Posted Nov 8, 2018
94% A Cambodian Spring (2018) Kelly has eye-opening access to the key players and there is some incredibly intimate, powerful and awe-inspiring footage.‐ Backseat Mafia
Read More | Posted Nov 8, 2018
96% Filmworker (2018) Tony Zierra's documentary is a fascinating insight into the work which goes on behind the scenes. ‐ Backseat Mafia
Read More | Posted Nov 8, 2018
90% The Grifters (1990) A slick and stylish neo-noir crime drama featuring three exceptional performances.‐ Backseat Mafia
Read More | Posted Nov 8, 2018
74% Existenz (1999) Cronenberg wraps the tale in layers of mystery, never allowing the audience to confidentially comprehend precisely what is happening.‐ Backseat Mafia
Read More | Posted Nov 8, 2018