Cara Nash

Cara Nash

Agrees with the Tomatometer 78% of the time.

Publications:
FILMINK (Australia)
Total Reviews:
99

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
46% Wish I Was Here (2014) " Underneath its mawkish layers -- and there's a few to unpack -- Wish I Was Here is an honest, funny, and touching attempt by Braff to tackle serious and relatable themes. " ‐ FILMINK (Australia)
Posted Sep 19, 2014
18% Sex Tape (2014) " Rather than exploiting its raunchy premise to offer up something honest, this evolves into a pretty textbook comedy. " ‐ FILMINK (Australia)
Posted Jul 16, 2014
93% Frank (2014) " "The question of why Frank's wearing a giant mask becomes deftly overshadowed by a host of potentially richer questions that turn the mirror on the audience." " ‐ FILMINK (Australia)
Posted Jul 9, 2014
87% Like Father, Like Son (2014) " It's a set-up that's the stuff of sensationalist headlines, but under Kore-eda's measured watch, it becomes a tender, thoughtful and moving look at the complex bonds that underpin families " ‐ FILMINK (Australia)
Posted Apr 16, 2014
41% Divergent (2014) " If one can push past the fact that its world feels a little too familiar, this is a deftly executed slice of teen sci-fi. " ‐ FILMINK (Australia)
Posted Apr 7, 2014
92% The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014) " Often lazily and unfairly accused of crafting works that trump style over substance, Anderson's painstaking attention to detail here beautifully serves the story. " ‐ FILMINK (Australia)
Posted Apr 7, 2014
96% The LEGO Movie (2014) " At its core, The Lego Movie is an ode to imagination, creativity and busting outside the status quo, so it's wholly fitting that the film itself - from its storytelling through to its superb animation - embodies these qualities beautifully. " ‐ FILMINK (Australia)
Posted Mar 30, 2014
22% That Awkward Moment (2014) " A slick, smug film about three guys, who we slowly, slowly watch get their act together. " ‐ FILMINK (Australia)
Posted Feb 11, 2014
64% One Chance (2014) " Yes, this plays as sentimental and inoffensive as a winner's first record, but it's also packed with genuine heart. " ‐ FILMINK (Australia)
Posted Feb 7, 2014
46% The Book Thief (2013) " This handsomely made adaptation plays to its YA audience, but while simple, it's a stirring look at WW2 from the perspective of normal German families. " ‐ FILMINK (Australia)
Posted Feb 7, 2014
91% Mistaken for Strangers (2014) " Mistaken For Strangers is a documentary about the documentary process itself, as well as a scruffy, but resonant portrait of a younger sibling breaking from the shadow of his older brother. " ‐ FILMINK (Australia)
Posted Feb 7, 2014
34% Labor Day (2014) " It proves surprisingly effective material for the filmmaker, who reveals that he also possesses a deft hand when it comes to relaying big, earnest emotions. " ‐ FILMINK (Australia)
Posted Feb 3, 2014
94% Her (2013) " A bruised and beautifully layered piece of storytelling, which zeroes in on our desire for connection. " ‐ FILMINK (Australia)
Posted Jan 14, 2014
94% Inside Llewyn Davis (2013) " Incisive, irresistible and often very funny, Inside Llewyn Davis also proves itself to be a poignant and quietly profound meditation on what it means to be an artist. " ‐ FILMINK (Australia)
Posted Jan 13, 2014
50% The Secret Life Of Walter Mitty (2013) " When Walter's fantasies cease, and he bravely ventures into the world, the film quietly soars. " ‐ FILMINK (Australia)
Posted Dec 17, 2013
75% Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues (2013) " Director Adam McKay and co. up the ante with this side-splitting sequel, which plays, bigger, funnier and more absurd. You'll be impressed. " ‐ FILMINK (Australia)
Posted Dec 3, 2013
67% How I Live Now (2013) " Macdonald commendably refuses to soften the blow in a couple of unforgettable scenes - setting this teen epic bravely apart from its peers. " ‐ FILMINK (Australia)
Posted Nov 25, 2013
94% Fruitvale Station (2013) " Make no mistake: there's a rage and wrenching sadness here, but Ryan Coogler has filtered it via a story packed with lingering grace notes. " ‐ FILMINK (Australia)
Posted Nov 5, 2013
82% Prisoners (2013) " ...a bold, brave and unforgettable slice of filmmaking that pulls you deep into the mix and doesn't let go. " ‐ FILMINK (Australia)
Posted Nov 5, 2013
9% Runner Runner (2013) " It's not so much the well-worn template that's the problem here, it's the superficiality with which the story unspools. " ‐ FILMINK (Australia)
Posted Sep 25, 2013
63% One Direction: This Is Us (2013) " Perhaps the nicest surprise of the doco is that, despite emerging from the manufactured pop machine, these boys feel refreshingly grounded and they're not taking their success for granted. " ‐ FILMINK (Australia)
Posted Sep 16, 2013
27% Jobs (2013) " It admittedly feels like something of a missed opportunity, with director, Joshua Michael Stern, often more concerned with checking off bullet points than digging into the complexities of its leading man. " ‐ FILMINK (Australia)
Posted Sep 10, 2013
73% The Stone Roses: Made of Stone (2013) " Some may find Meadow's lack of journalistic rigour frustrating, but the filmmaker has ultimately created something different - a heartfelt tribute to one of Britain's most important bands, as seen through the eyes of its fans. " ‐ FILMINK (Australia)
Posted Sep 10, 2013
35% Salinger (2013) " An occasionally illuminating doco about the infamously reclusive author, but one that feels almost inevitably over-hyped. " ‐ FILMINK (Australia)
Posted Sep 5, 2013
93% Frances Ha (2013) " a smart, wry and surprisingly tender film about standing at the crossroads of adulthood. " ‐ FILMINK (Australia)
Posted Aug 11, 2013
70% Greetings From Tim Buckley (2013) " an admittedly slight but resonant and lingering look at two truly singular talents - their flaws presented alongside their musical gifts - who were haunted by the presence of each other throughout their careers. " ‐ FILMINK (Australia)
Posted Jul 30, 2013
95% Behind the Candelabra (2013) " It's ultimately a story about the power imbalances in relationships, and the quietly devastating way that couples can build one another up, only to tear each other down. " ‐ FILMINK (Australia)
Posted Jul 23, 2013
98% Before Midnight (2013) " It's a brave, challenging and essential installment in what is one of modern cinema's finest trilogies. " ‐ FILMINK (Australia)
Posted Jul 15, 2013
83% This Is the End (2013) " While bewildering for those unfamiliar with the Judd Apatow clan, for fans, this raunchy, daring and gleeful comedy comes up trumps. " ‐ FILMINK (Australia)
Posted Jul 15, 2013
98% Mud (2013) " Just like its lead character, this film is packed to the brim with sadness, swagger and soul. " ‐ FILMINK (Australia)
Posted Jun 23, 2013
49% The Great Gatsby (2013) " Luhrmann understands Fitzgerald's book and brings the writer's classic prose to life on cinematic terms that feel thrilling, visceral and immediate. " ‐ FILMINK (Australia)
Posted May 26, 2013
65% Spring Breakers (2013) " In many ways, this trashy, dazzling but enigmatic film belongs to Franco's Alien, a wannabe gangsta who just doesn't have the guts or heart to be a cold-hearted thug. " ‐ FILMINK (Australia)
Posted May 8, 2013
93% The Hunt (2013) " This is unshakeable storytelling, which is fitting for a film that reveals how certain damage can never be undone. " ‐ FILMINK (Australia)
Posted Apr 30, 2013
93% No (2013) " A bitingly funny, fascinating and moving portrait of Pinochet's fall that's smartly shot and superbly performed. " ‐ FILMINK (Australia)
Posted Apr 27, 2013
84% Sleepwalk With Me (2012) " ...just like the most memorable stand-up routines, there's a twinge of tragedy and pathos in the mix that make the laughs linger and the story stick. " ‐ FILMINK (Australia)
Posted Apr 4, 2013
70% The Loneliest Planet (2012) " ...simmering just beneath its quiet, beautiful surface are endless questions to do with relationships and trust, and how they're tied to our expectations regarding masculinity. " ‐ FILMINK (Australia)
Posted Mar 21, 2013
95% War Witch (2013) " War Witch is remarkable for the fact that it never strays into sentimentality or sensationalism. " ‐ FILMINK (Australia)
Posted Mar 21, 2013
55% I Give It a Year (2013) " Its premise is an original and audacious one, but it ultimately gives way to all the cliches of the genre it is attempting to subvert. " ‐ FILMINK (Australia)
Posted Feb 25, 2013
43% The Paperboy (2012) " But what does it have going for it? It has an undeniable pulse. " ‐ FILMINK (Australia)
Posted Feb 25, 2013
92% Silver Linings Playbook (2012) " It may be a Hollywood comedy, but it's one that feels beautifully alive. " ‐ FILMINK (Australia)
Posted Feb 11, 2013
12% Safe Haven (2013) " While all the emotionally manipulative factors are at play here, how does this end up one of Sparks' better screen adaptations? " ‐ FILMINK (Australia)
Posted Feb 11, 2013
51% This is 40 (2012) " A sprawling but smart and generous-hearted comedy whose knockout laughs come steeped in brutal honesty. " ‐ FILMINK (Australia)
Posted Jan 16, 2013
93% Zero Dark Thirty (2013) " ...a nail-biting thriller of the first order, but also a confronting gut-wrencher which - though never driven by ideology or politics - inevitably pulls the audience into ambiguous moral territory. " ‐ FILMINK (Australia)
Posted Dec 16, 2012
81% Pitch Perfect (2012) " It's formulaic, but it conjures up its own offbeat vibe and the musical numbers are gold. " ‐ FILMINK (Australia)
Posted Dec 7, 2012
70% Celeste and Jesse Forever (2012) " A sassy and charming romantic comedy where the loosely scripted laughs play authentically and sometimes painfully. " ‐ FILMINK (Australia)
Posted Nov 29, 2012
85% The Perks of Being a Wallflower (2012) " A stellar adaptation and a beautifully crafted coming-of-age tale that comes wrapped in all the promise and possibility of adolescence. " ‐ FILMINK (Australia)
Posted Nov 29, 2012
64% 2 Days in New York (2012) " Delpy seems fascinated by the way that time and life experience change people's perceptions and attitudes, but not their cores. " ‐ FILMINK (Australia)
Posted Nov 20, 2012
49% The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2 (2012) " ...ends on a surprising and admirably audacious note, given the more routine closer that may have been anticipated. " ‐ FILMINK (Australia)
Posted Nov 14, 2012
63% Anton Corbijn Inside Out (2012) " ...paints a piercing and poignant portrait of a visionary talent, and the complex forces that drive him. " ‐ FILMINK (Australia)
Posted Nov 5, 2012
56% Bachelorette (2012) " "It may be wrapped in the pretence of a comedy, but scratch beneath the shiny facade and sharp one-liners, and there's a dense and dark core." " ‐ FILMINK (Australia)
Posted Nov 5, 2012
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