ullmann has written 212 reviews for films rated ★★½ .

  • Summer of 85

    Summer of 85

    ★★½

    Its relatable '80s summer atmosphere rather works for me, but sadly
    Été 85
    does not have an awful lot more to offer besides that.

  • The Legacy of the Bones

    The Legacy of the Bones

    ★★½

    The Legacy of the Bones, the second installment of the Baztán trilogy, offers up much of the same, both where its plot and its level of entertainment are concerned.

  • The Invisible Guardian

    The Invisible Guardian

    ★★½

    The Invisible Guardian tries a little too hard with its plot, but does deliver some entertainment, albeit of the non-earth-shattering kind.

  • Hotel Mumbai

    Hotel Mumbai

    ★★½

    Hotel Mumbai is intense in a most harrowing manner, with its unrelenting violence almost eradicating its humanity.

  • 22 Jump Street

    22 Jump Street

    ★★½

    22 Jump Street somehow manages to turn its repetitiveness into both its strength and its weakness.

  • Nobody Knows I'm Here

    Nobody Knows I'm Here

    ★★½

    None of its supposed depths are at all hidden, but its stunning cinematography goes a long way toward making up for that.

  • Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind

    Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind

    ★★½

    It has a lot of style and substance, and the latter simply does not resonate with me at any point.

  • Safety Last!

    Safety Last!

    ★★½

    Safety Last! is undeniably clever and creative, but on the whole it simply does not do it for me.

  • Tartuffe

    Tartuffe

    ★★½

    There is very little subtlety when it comes to the meta madness that is Tartuffe.

  • Midsommar

    Midsommar

    ★★½

    Midsommar is equal parts hellishly unnerving and hokily unpleasant.

  • Men in Black: International

    Men in Black: International

    ★★½

    Men in Black: International is surprisingly fun, but unsurprisingly forgettable.

  • Circus of Books

    Circus of Books

    ★★½

    Its premise is more than just interesting, but Circus of Books does suffer from a lack of direction.