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Alison de Souza

Alison de Souza

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Alison de Souza's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): The Straits Times (Singapore)

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
3.5/5 No Score Yet The Talwars: Behind Closed Doors: Miniseries (TV, 2017) "First off, though, the series is highly watchable simply for its detailing of the Noida police's comical bungling of basic crime-scene management and public relations. " ‐ The Straits Times (Singapore)
Posted Jan 16, 2018
2.5/5 86% Divorce: Season 2 (TV, 2018) "In the five episodes previewed, none of the show's insights feel particularly revelatory or its observational humour more than slightly entertaining. " ‐ The Straits Times (Singapore)
Posted Jan 10, 2018
2.5/5 80% The X-Files: Season 11 (TV, 2018) "And if you are not already a fan, there is no good reason to watch Season 11. The opening episode verged on soap opera, bloated with cringey dialogue and breathy conspiracies. " ‐ The Straits Times (Singapore)
Posted Jan 10, 2018
3.5/5 93% Black Mirror: Season 4 (TV, 2016-2017) "But Season 4's standout episodes have suspense and ambition to spare and will get you thinking nonetheless. " ‐ The Straits Times (Singapore)
Posted Jan 3, 2018
3/5 96% The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel: Season 1 (TV, 2017) "Midge's meteoric rise strains the bounds of credibility, but although the story references real comics of the time, this is more of an aspirational alternate history. " ‐ The Straits Times (Singapore)
Posted Dec 21, 2017
2.5/5 70% Ferdinand (2017) "The visual and verbal humour is cartoonish rather than clever and it recycles gags seen in far too many animated films, such as animals in a high-speed car chase. " ‐ The Straits Times (Singapore)
Posted Dec 19, 2017
2.5/5 74% Great News: Season 1 (TV, 2017) "It makes for easy, but also easily forgettable, watching. This is something you would have on in the background, just like cable news. " ‐ The Straits Times (Singapore)
Posted Nov 28, 2017
4/5 99% Alias Grace: Miniseries (TV, 2017) "[Sarah] Gadon is extraordinary as the chameleon-like Grace, who seems at once naive and canny, calculating yet open-hearted, traditional but rebellious. " ‐ The Straits Times (Singapore)
Posted Nov 28, 2017
2.5/5 62% Marvel's The Punisher: Season 1 (TV, 2017) "The Punisher passes that point and keeps going and its thin plot and characterisation cannot support it beyond that. " ‐ The Straits Times (Singapore)
Posted Nov 14, 2017
2.5/5 58% The Good Doctor: Season 1 (TV, 2017) "The writers get credit for attempting a sensitive portrayal of a person who is not neurotypical - flashbacks to Shaun's sad childhood are touching, if simplistic. Yet, even with this, he feels two-dimensional. " ‐ The Straits Times (Singapore)
Posted Nov 14, 2017
2.5/5 70% The Gifted: Season 1 (TV, 2017-2018) "The Gifted is another show trying to reinvigorate a done-to-death genre: the mutant-as-superhero story. " ‐ The Straits Times (Singapore)
Posted Oct 18, 2017
3.5/5 96% Mindhunter: Season 1 (TV, 2017) "... the serial-killer drama has enough novelty and panache to stand out. " ‐ The Straits Times (Singapore)
Posted Oct 18, 2017
3.5/5 94% Spielberg "It is a surprisingly profound portrait of an artist, and all the more affecting for the connections made to the emotion and humanism of his work. " ‐ The Straits Times (Singapore)
Posted Oct 4, 2017
3/5 92% Jerry Before Seinfeld (2017) "Fans of the man, who arguably invented post-modern observational comedy "about nothing" (and yet about everything), will be delighted by the set-up. " ‐ The Straits Times (Singapore)
Posted Oct 4, 2017
2.5/5 82% Star Trek: Discovery: Chapters 1 & 2 (TV, 2017-2018) "The ambition is there, at least, and this would not be the first Star Trek series to take a while to find its feet. " ‐ The Straits Times (Singapore)
Posted Oct 4, 2017
2.5/5 38% The Brave: Season 1 (TV, 2017) "As openers go, the execution of this feels like a workaday procedural drama more than a counter-terrorism thriller. " ‐ The Straits Times (Singapore)
Posted Sep 19, 2017
72% American Horror Story: Cult (TV, 2017) "After seven seasons, Ryan Murphy's horror anthology series may have produced its best instalment yet with American Horror Story: Cult, which may appeal to its core fanbase as well as those who like a more satirical bite. " ‐ The Straits Times (Singapore)
Posted Sep 5, 2017
3/5 86% Tour De Pharmacy "None of it is especially effective as satire, either - apart from a throwaway reference to how boring some of the race can be. But Tour De Pharmacy is good for a giggle or three. " ‐ The Straits Times (Singapore)
Posted Jul 17, 2017
2.5/5 95% GLOW: Season 1 (TV, 2017) "The trouble is, Kohan is not the main writer here. While well-intentioned, this underdog story about a group of women subverting the patriarchy falls short of her high standards. " ‐ The Straits Times (Singapore)
Posted Jul 17, 2017
3.5/5 94% Better Things: Season 1 (TV, 2016) "The series is a little uneven and some episodes noticeably less compelling than others. But it is still a funny, sad and sweet story about the messiness of being a parent, and of being a human in general, and how so few have it all figured out. " ‐ The Straits Times (Singapore)
Posted May 30, 2017
4/5 100% The Good Fight: Season 1 (TV, 2017) "Creators Robert and Michelle King deploy the same whip-smart, well-researched writing and wide-ranging, zeitgeisty topicality they brought to The Good Wife. " ‐ The Straits Times (Singapore)
Posted May 30, 2017
4/5 100% Master of None: Season 2 (TV, 2017) "The palette is more expansive... There is the same gentle observational humour, but also a meditative, almost indie-film-like sensibility, along with a willingness to experiment with form. " ‐ The Straits Times (Singapore)
Posted May 17, 2017
4/5 87% I Love Dick: Season 1 (TV, 2016) "What makes I Love Dick so watchable is its close observation of mortal failings, from the infinite complexities of marriage to Chris' awkward attempts at seducing Dick. " ‐ The Straits Times (Singapore)
Posted May 17, 2017
4.5/5 98% The Leftovers: Season 3 (TV, 2017) "The final season also pulls off another unexpected tonal shift, with several whimsical, absurd and laugh-out-loud moments even as it aches with sadness. " ‐ The Straits Times (Singapore)
Posted Apr 19, 2017
4/5 93% Veep: Season 6 (TV, 2017) "The show is still thoroughly enjoyable, though -- showrunner David Mandel's writers' room still a well-oiled joke machine. " ‐ The Straits Times (Singapore)
Posted Apr 19, 2017
3.5/5 78% Leah Remini: Scientology and the Aftermath: Season 1 (TV, 2016) "Their stories are remarkable and that alone makes for riveting television, even if the way it is pulled together makes it feel like the kind of hastily edited true-crime series shown late at night. " ‐ The Straits Times (Singapore)
Posted Apr 5, 2017
3/5 100% Grace and Frankie: Season 3 (TV, 2017) "Yes, there is age-related humour, but it is used judiciously and credit must be given for the running gag about ergonomic sex toys... as well as this season's poignant storylines about a major health scare and forced retirement for some of the characters. " ‐ The Straits Times (Singapore)
Posted Apr 5, 2017
3.5/5 82% 13 Reasons Why: Season 1 (TV, 2017) "It is also a thoughtful, moving rumination on loneliness, social persecution and unintentional cruelty, and how they can devastate even a charismatic, clever and seemingly confident human being. " ‐ The Straits Times (Singapore)
Posted Apr 5, 2017
3.5/5 100% Fleabag: Season 1 (TV, 2016) "The result is a cutting satire of society and social archetypes in a country where awkward politeness is almost an art form. " ‐ The Straits Times (Singapore)
Posted Mar 28, 2017
2.5/5 19% Marvel's Iron Fist: Season 1 (TV, 2017) "Unfortunately, all the writers came up with was a middling superhero show that further pales when compared to Marvel's ground-breaking Netflix series Luke Cage and Jessica Jones. " ‐ The Straits Times (Singapore)
Posted Mar 28, 2017
3/5 62% The Arrangement: Season 1 (TV, 2017) "Well-placed breadcrumbs make you want to tune in to one more episode at least. " ‐ The Straits Times (Singapore)
Posted Mar 9, 2017
3/5 75% Santa Clarita Diet: Season 1 (TV, 2017) "Other than the odd patch of B-grade sitcom banter between the Hammonds and their neighbours and colleagues, the show is reliably funny. " ‐ The Straits Times (Singapore)
Posted Feb 21, 2017
4/5 92% Big Little Lies: Season 1 (TV, 2017) "Female characters that live and breathe this way remain the exception rather than the rule and this alone makes the series worth a look. " ‐ The Straits Times (Singapore)
Posted Feb 21, 2017
60% 24: Legacy: Season 1 (TV, 2017) "After a while, you start looking at that ticking clock just to see how much longer you have to sit through this. " ‐ The Straits Times (Singapore)
Posted Feb 9, 2017
3.5/5 90% Legion: Season 1 (TV, 2017) "Even if it seems a foregone conclusion that the powers are real, this suspenseful and, at times, truly scary discovery process is more compelling than any action set-piece governed by gravity-defying superhero physics. " ‐ The Straits Times (Singapore)
Posted Feb 9, 2017
62% SIX: Season 1 (TV, 2017) "It leaves you none the wiser about what exactly makes Seal Team Six so special. " ‐ The Straits Times (Singapore)
Posted Jan 24, 2017
78% The Young Pope: Miniseries (TV, 2017) "At this stage, it is fun and intriguing enough to stick around for the ride. " ‐ The Straits Times (Singapore)
Posted Jan 24, 2017
100% Bright Lights: Starring Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds (2017) "The film may not be revelatory as an expose of two Hollywood icons, but as a celebration of love and resilience as captured in the smallest moments of their lives, it is remarkable. " ‐ The Straits Times (Singapore)
Posted Jan 11, 2017
44% Mariah's World: Season 1 (TV, 2016) "Carey leans into the diva archetype so hard, it is hard to tell if she knows the difference between the real and the constructed either. " ‐ The Straits Times (Singapore)
Posted Dec 14, 2016
4/5 94% High Maintenance: Season 1 (TV, 2016) "All six episodes this season are equally moving and well-acted, while also varying considerably in style. " ‐ The Straits Times (Singapore)
Posted Nov 29, 2016
3/5 84% Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life (TV, 2017) "The Gilmore Girls revival was always going to be about fan service. In that respect... A Year In The Life does what it is supposed to, with generous helpings of everything that made the original cult series a hit and left viewers wanting more. " ‐ The Straits Times (Singapore)
Posted Nov 29, 2016
61% Mars: Season 1 (TV, 2016) "The fictional narrative is well-executed and, paired with the documentary segments and excellent production values, drums up a real sense of excitement for something that could happen in our lifetime. " ‐ The Straits Times (Singapore)
Posted Nov 15, 2016
90% The Crown: Season 1 (TV, 2016) "Creator Peter Morgan... once again shows a talent for humanising the famously remote royals, aided by sumptuous cinematography and a superb cast. " ‐ The Straits Times (Singapore)
Posted Nov 15, 2016
71% Before the Flood (2016) "Fatally, the film cannot make up its mind who its target audience is. " ‐ The Straits Times (Singapore)
Posted Nov 2, 2016
100% Insecure: Season 1 (TV, 2016) "In the six episodes previewed, the show does better as commentary than as a relationship comedy, where it isn't quite as original. But there is enough in both columns to keep watching. " ‐ The Straits Times (Singapore)
Posted Nov 2, 2016
63% Divorce: Season 1 (TV, 2016) "The series has plenty of room to develop. A pitched battle looms over the divorce and division of assets and, in a War Of The Roses (1989) way, you want to see how bad it gets, even if that is the somewhat predictable route. " ‐ The Straits Times (Singapore)
Posted Oct 19, 2016
3.5/5 93% Marvel's Luke Cage: Season 1 (TV, 2016) "[Luke Cage] is lusciously drawn and replete with ambitious themes and characters. But its impact is somewhat undercut by pacing issues, patchy dialogue and tonal oddities. " ‐ The Straits Times (Singapore)
Posted Oct 4, 2016
4/5 88% Westworld: Season 1 (TV, 2015-2016) "This is not going to be the next Game Of Thrones: It is too cerebral and its mythology too constrained, to evolve into a long-running saga. But this ambitious series is well worth watching anyway. " ‐ The Straits Times (Singapore)
Posted Oct 4, 2016
4.5/5 89% HUMANS: Season 1 (TV, 2015) "Humans explores... issues with sensitivity and fresh insight, much of which comes from cleverly using an ordinary family as a stand-in for society at large. " ‐ The Straits Times (Singapore)
Posted Sep 26, 2016
2.5/5 50% Schitt's Creek: Season 1 (TV, 2015) "That earnestness further dilutes the already weak laughs. If it continues, it is the show that will find itself up the proverbial creek without a paddle. " ‐ The Straits Times (Singapore)
Posted Sep 26, 2016
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