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Alex Leadbeater

Tyne and Wear, United Kingdom

WhatCulture's Film Editor. Loves The Usual Suspects. Hates Transformers 2. Everything else lies somewhere in the middle. Once met the Chuckle Brothers.

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film Le Pacte

Cannes 2015: Valley Of Love Review - Great Acting, Hand-Wavy Plot

A slight film that never rises to its full promise.

21 May 2015 Alex Leadbeater

film WhatCulture 138 views

Cannes 2015: Is Carol Overrated?

Lot's of hype, but is it deserved?

21 May 2015 Alex Leadbeater

film Sundance Selects/UGC Distribution

Cannes 2015: Dheepan Review - A Totally Unconventional "Family" Drama

A Prophet's director takes on immigration.

21 May 2015 Alex Leadbeater

film Fox Searchlight Pictures 105 views

Cannes 2015: Youth - Initial Reaction (Video)

Could Paolo Sorrentino's latest be Oscar worthy?

21 May 2015 Alex Leadbeater

film Well Go 1k views

Cannes 2015: The Assassin Review - The Most Overrated Film Of The Festival

Beautiful, but depressingly empty.

21 May 2015 Alex Leadbeater

film Pathé 439 views

Cannes 2015: Youth Review - Michael Caine Blows The Bloody Doors Off

A funny, poignant film destined to live long after the festival.

20 May 2015 Alex Leadbeater

film WhatCulture 153 views

Cannes 2015: Mid-Point Review Of The Festival (Video)

Just over halfway through, what's the best and worst of the fest?

20 May 2015 Alex Leadbeater

film Ad Vitam 145 views

Cannes 2015: Mountains May Depart Review - Smart, Far-Reaching And Flawed

Things change over time, like your opinion of this film.

20 May 2015 Alex Leadbeater

film Pixar 2k views

Cannes 2015: Inside Out Review - Pixar's Back With Another Masterpiece

A film about the head that aims for the heart.

20 May 2015 Alex Leadbeater

film Lionsgate 494 views

Cannes 2015: Sicario Review - Expertly Realised Crime Thriller

Does for drug cartels what Prisoners did for kidnappers.

19 May 2015 Alex Leadbeater

film Wild Bunch Distribution 737 views

Cannes 2015: Marguerite And Julien - As Misjudged As Incest

An empty film that even the director has given up on by the end.

19 May 2015 Alex Leadbeater

film Diaphana Distribution 282 views

Cannes 2015: The Measure Of A Man Review - Dull And Repetitive

A long take doesn't make a boring scene interesting.

18 May 2015 Alex Leadbeater

film Vertigo 841 views

Cannes 2015: Louder Than Bombs Review - A Lucid Film With Hidden Genius

Destined to be known as the movie where Jesse Eisenberg stopped being a geek.

18 May 2015 Alex Leadbeater

film WhatCulture 334 views

Cannes 2015: Inside Out - Initial Thoughts (Video)

Our first reactions to Pixar's latest.

18 May 2015 Alex Leadbeater

film StudioCanal 188 views

Cannes 2015: Mon Roi Review - No Knee-Jerk Romance

Maïwenn shows that, for better or worse, people don't change.

18 May 2015 Alex Leadbeater

film TWC 563 views

Cannes 2015: Carol Review - The First Knockout Of The Festival

Todd Haynes' period lesbian romance is the best film of Cannes so far.

18 May 2015 Alex Leadbeater

film 01 Distribution 267 views

Cannes 2015: My Mother Review - More Funny Than Poignant

Come for the dying relative, stay for John Turturro.

17 May 2015 Alex Leadbeater

film Lionsgate 580 views

Cannes 2015: The Sea Of Trees - What Went Wrong? (Video)

The reasoning behind the critical boos.

17 May 2015 Alex Leadbeater

film Lionsgate 6k views

Cannes 2015: The Sea Of Trees Review - What A Terrible, Terrible Ending

The first misfire of the festival.

16 May 2015 Alex Leadbeater

film Picturehouse Entertainment 812 views

Cannes 2015: The Lobster Review - Half Of A Masterpiece

A world where single people get turned into animals. This is gonna be bonkers.

16 May 2015 Alex Leadbeater