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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
76% Paterno "Where this movie may really lose you, though, is when it asks you to care about what and when Paterno knew of the abuse, or even to feel sorry for him. " ‐ The Straits Times (Singapore)
Posted Apr 9, 2018
67% Lost in Space: Season 1 (TV, 2018) "The show does grow more predictable as it brings in more characters and new practical predicaments. But the Robinsons keep you watching, which is all a show like this can hope for. " ‐ The Straits Times (Singapore)
Posted Apr 9, 2018
3/5 25% The 15:17 to Paris (2018) "Eastwood masterfully re-creates the blood-curdling fear and panic on the train, contrasting that with the men's astonishing courage as the rest of the passengers do what most people would: Freeze and cower. " ‐ The Straits Times (Singapore)
Posted Feb 8, 2018
2.5/5 65% Altered Carbon: Season 1 (TV, 2018) "If only we could download the DNA of the premise into a better show. " ‐ The Straits Times (Singapore)
Posted Feb 7, 2018
3/5 24% Here and Now: Season 1 (TV, 2018) "The philosophical debates surrounding Greg's work begin to get repetitive and, with all the build-up, there is a distinct risk that Ramon's visions will end in an anticlimax. " ‐ The Straits Times (Singapore)
Posted Feb 7, 2018
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 91% 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 79% 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, 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 71% 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, 2017-2018) "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 71% 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 93% 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, 2017-2018) "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 87% 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 95% 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 98% 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 99% 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 94% 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 80% 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 18% 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
59% 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 95% 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 85% 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
89% 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
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