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Cris Kennedy

Cris Kennedy

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
1/5 11% Vampire Academy (2014) "What's saddest of all is that the Gen Y audience this is meant for will be so busy texting during the film they won't notice how poor it is, they'll love it -- and there will be a sequel. " ‐ The Canberra Times (Australia)
Posted May 23, 2016
1.5/5 17% Free Birds (2013) "Much of the better comedy is wasted on the younger viewers, with complex historical and cultural references kids just won't get. " ‐ The Canberra Times (Australia)
Posted May 23, 2016
3/5 32% Drift (2013) "The surfing scenes are exhilarating, the waves more terrifying than anything Eli Roth or James Wan could come up with. " ‐ The Canberra Times (Australia)
Posted May 23, 2016
3/5 65% Unfinished Song (2013) "Nothing too substantial, nor original, but offering a great platform for stellar performances from Terence Stamp, Gemma Arterton and Vanessa Redgrave. " ‐ The Canberra Times (Australia)
Posted May 23, 2016
4/5 74% Kingsman: The Secret Service (2015) "Firth, incidentally, based his performance on David Niven's Bond from the 1967 comedy Casino Royale, and his performance is terrific fun. " ‐ The Canberra Times (Australia)
Posted Jan 2, 2016
3.5/5 63% The Water Diviner (2015) "As expected, what an actor-turned-director like Crowe can do is pull strong performances out of his cast. " ‐ The Canberra Times (Australia)
Posted Dec 30, 2015
2.5/5 28% The Wedding Ringer (2015) "Mostly funny but ultimately forgettable. " ‐ The Canberra Times (Australia)
Posted Dec 30, 2015
3/5 11% Taken 3 (2015) "Thriller fans looking for a bit of brainless biff will lap it up. " ‐ The Canberra Times (Australia)
Posted Dec 30, 2015
3.5/5 32% Chappie (2015) "[Sharlto Copley's work as Chappie is very physical, from scared and bewildered child to posturing teen, and will add this character alongside Number Five, Robocop and Wall-E as one of the more memorable celluloid androids. " ‐ The Canberra Times (Australia)
Posted Dec 14, 2015
3/5 44% A Little Chaos (2015) "Rickman has created some wonderful scenes for himself to share with his Sense and Sensibility castmate Winslet. " ‐ The Canberra Times (Australia)
Posted Dec 14, 2015
4/5 86% A Brilliant Young Mind (2015) "Matthews' direction is perfect. Yes, he manipulates you throughout, but nothing is milked, there is great subtlety, and his settings in Taiwan and at Cambridge are deftly shot by Les Miserables and The King's Speech cinematographer Danny Cohen. " ‐ The Canberra Times (Australia)
Posted Dec 14, 2015
3.5/5 29% Insurgent (2015) "Kate Winslet should play the villain more often. " ‐ The Canberra Times (Australia)
Posted Dec 12, 2015
3/5 80% The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water (2015) "This is SpongeBob's second outing on the big screen, and this time the filmmakers employ some glorious new 3D animation to give the sponge a little twist. " ‐ The Canberra Times (Australia)
Posted Dec 12, 2015
0/5 15% God's Not Dead (2014) "This is awful filmmaking, from trite writing of one-dimensional characters to even triter (which spell-check is telling me is not a word) dialogue. " ‐ The Canberra Times (Australia)
Posted Dec 12, 2015
4.5/5 96% What We Do In The Shadows (2015) "The visual effects are adorably trashy, and much attention has been paid to centuries of vampire imagery in the title credits and throughout, often to wonderful comic effect. " ‐ The Canberra Times (Australia)
Posted Dec 11, 2015
4.5/5 96% Particle Fever (2014) "Funny and fascinating, this is the kind of evidence that support why governments need to have long-term vision and invest in, not scale back, funding in research. " ‐ The Canberra Times (Australia)
Posted Dec 11, 2015
4/5 75% Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015) "Technically, the film is excellent, with seamless CGI, and top-notch performances throughout, though moments are dark (literally, squinting-to-see dark). " ‐ The Canberra Times (Australia)
Posted Dec 11, 2015
2.5/5 31% Aliens in the Attic (2009) "Cute protagonists, sensible morals and refreshing lack of complexity make Aliens in the Attic a bit of guilty pleasure. " ‐ Screenwize
Posted Jul 4, 2010
1/5 18% Dance Flick (2009) "It is a truth universally acknowledged that a genre that has met with some success must be in want of parody. " ‐ Screenwize
Posted Jul 4, 2010
3/5 92% Ponyo (2009) "His antediluvian underwater creatures are gorgeous, a world removed from Finding Nemo, his sweeping tides and smashing tsunamis are a patchwork of colour and technique. " ‐ Screenwize
Posted Jul 4, 2010
4/5 83% The September Issue (2009) "The War Room director R J Cutler is a serious filmmaker, and while some may think fashion is a less than serious subject (Wintour's daughter Bee being one of them, as we find out in one amusing scene), his film is a riveting insight. " ‐ Screenwize
Posted Jul 4, 2010
3/5 39% Fighting (2009) "Channing Tatum (GI Joe: Rise of the Cobra) is crazy beautiful, and perfectly cast as a slow, troubled young man. " ‐ Screenwize
Posted Jul 4, 2010
3/5 42% Jennifer's Body (2009) "With women calling the shots on this production, I'm sure we're supposed to think this is empowerment, but I'm not sure this is what feminism is really about. " ‐ Screenwize
Posted Jul 4, 2010
3/5 20% Amelia (2009) "Stuart Dryburgh's sweeping panoramas of Canada and Cape Town %u2013 standing in for Nairobi, Papua New Guinea and Hawaii %u2013 deserve to be enjoyed on the big screen. " ‐ Screenwize
Posted Jul 4, 2010
2/5 24% Jonas Brothers: The 3D Concert Experience (2009) "The film features two guest spots with other artists from the Disney stable, Demi Lovato and Taylor Swift. Swift is a star of the future, and I guess you can bet on her own 3D film in the pipeline, but Demi Lovato, whoever she is, oughtn't give up her day " ‐ Screenwize
Posted Jul 4, 2010
3.5/5 84% Whip It (2009) "What impresses is the girl power spirit often prevalent in Barrymore's work, but also a its sense of optimism and warm heart." ‐ Screenwize
Posted Jul 4, 2010
3/5 45% The Box (2009) "I'd like to think there is a director's cut coming at some point to fill in the gaping holes." ‐ Screenwize
Posted Jul 4, 2010
3/5 49% Whatever Works (2009) "Even when delivering something of a regression, as this film is, (Allen) still packs more laughs and ideas into a film than most filmmakers do into a career." ‐ Screenwize
Posted Jul 4, 2010
4/5 81% Okuribito (Departures) (2009) "Lead Masahiro Motoki apprenticed with real nakanshi for the role, and you become entranced by his performance, and the gentle clash of ritual and grief, custom and modernity." ‐ Screenwize
Posted Jul 4, 2010
3.5/5 94% In the Loop (2009) "Peter Capaldi chews himself great big chunks of scenery in a role some might think over the top, but having worked with tyrants like this in the past, I thought was moderate to restrained." ‐ Screenwize
Posted Jul 4, 2010
3/5 34% The Wolfman (2010) "In the end, The Wolfman reminded me of a couple of people I have dated - achingly beautiful but emotionally barren, and just a tiny little bit scary." ‐ Screenwize
Posted Jul 4, 2010
1.5/5 15% A Nightmare on Elm Street (2010) "In this outing, however, Wesley Strick and Eric Heisserer's screenplay pulls no punches about Freddy's vicious sadism and paedophilia and, seriously, there's no fun in that." ‐ Screenwize
Posted Jul 4, 2010
3.5/5 91% Crazy Heart (2009) "Barry Markowitz's camerawork at times captures the hazy heat of the American southwest, giving it a sepia-toned warmth, while this grainy wash gives Blake's late-night bender scenes a green-about-the-gills feel. " ‐ Screenwize
Posted Jul 4, 2010
5/5 91% Precious: Based on the Novel Push by Sapphire (2009) "This isn't The Biggest Loser, where self-esteem is measures in kilos, but this is in fact a film about a teacher nurturing a young woman's mind and soul, carrying the torch of films like To Sir With Love, Stand and Deliver, and Dangerous Minds. " ‐ Screenwize
Posted Jul 4, 2010
3.4/5 91% Up in the Air (2009) "George Clooney is thoroughly likeable as the amusingly callous Ray - even watching him at the heart-breaking job of terminating folk en-masse is fun, but it is the women that give the film its heart." ‐ Screenwize
Posted Jul 4, 2010
2/5 52% The Men Who Stare at Goats (2009) "The film aspires to the kind of quirk the Coen Brothers do so well. It delivers quirk in droves. It just stops short of the big yucks." ‐ Screenwize
Posted Jul 4, 2010
2.5/5 38% Cirque du Freak: The Vampire's Assistant (2009) "Weitz's screenplay (with Brian Helgeland) contains liberal splashes of humour, but in the end the film lacks an emotional hook, perhaps thanks to the lacklustre performances of the young leads." ‐ Screenwize
Posted Jul 4, 2010
1.5/5 20% The Last Song (2010) "This is piano-key-tinkling melodrama that pulls out just about every cliché in the book." ‐ Screenwize
Posted Jul 4, 2010
3.5/5 63% Brothers (2009) "Brothers may look like another veteran adjusting to life at home movie, but the heart of this film is a rich exploration of family relationships." ‐ Screenwize
Posted Jul 4, 2010
4/5 96% Food, Inc. (2009) "As a piece of investigative journalism, it does a terrific job examining the real price paid for nice plump chicken breasts, disease-resistant soya beans and hamburger for all." ‐ Screenwize
Posted Jul 4, 2010
4/5 85% Der Baader Meinhof Komplex (The Baader Meinhof Complex) (2008) "Edel uses a variety of film stocks to match the patchiness of the vintage footage he weaves into his narrative, adding to the authentic feel. If he meanders off track at times, it is because there is much to cover here. This could easily have been a long " ‐ Screenwize
Posted Aug 10, 2009
3.5/5 84% I Love You, Man (2009) "What is impressive about Hamburg's screenplay (co-written with John Levin) is the way it explores the complexities of modern, grown-up friendships, and especially the awkwardness of making new friends in middle age, while still retaining a bracing sense o " ‐ Screenwize
Posted Aug 10, 2009
3/5 27% Lesbian Vampire Killers (2009) "Sure, the whole thing sets gay rights and feminism back 40 years, but Lesbian Vampire Killers doesn't mean to offend. It is, in fact, all rather tongue-in-cheek, very much in the tradition of Sean of the Dead or Lair of the White Worm. " ‐ Screenwize
Posted Aug 10, 2009
3.5/5 89% Adventureland (2009) "ottola is better known as the director of Superbad, but this film is a far more mature work, and not just in terms of its humour. His screenplay hits the right notes between irony and sentimentality, and though not laugh-a-minute, is full of warm small mo " ‐ Screenwize
Posted Aug 10, 2009
2.5/5 9% My Life in Ruins (2009) "The words 'Starring Richard Dreyfuss' are a deal-breaker in my books, and it took a good 30 minutes after seeing them to unclench and enjoy My Life in Ruins. " ‐ Screenwize
Posted Aug 10, 2009
1/5 No Score Yet I Really Hate My Job (2007) "At first glance, there appears much to recommend about his latest work, I really hate my job, though appearances can be deceptive, despite a fine cast, including Brit character actor Shirley Henderson and the long-lost Neve Campbell as two of a team of wo " ‐ Screenwize
Posted Aug 10, 2009
3.5/5 72% Sunshine Cleaning (2009) "Everything Amy Adams touches turns to gold, and even here where she is playing a character thoroughly down on her luck, she is luminous. " ‐ Screenwize
Posted Aug 10, 2009
3.5/5 93% Last Ride (2012) "Solid Aussie filmmaking elevated by its capable cast. " ‐ Screenwize
Posted Aug 10, 2009
4/5 92% Drag Me to Hell (2009) "A rollicking white-knuckle ride through the classics elements that make a horror film, done well, such an enjoyable experience." ‐ Screenwize
Posted Aug 10, 2009
3/5 38% Inkheart (2009) "Gaping plot holes aside, Inkheart is a lovely little film, aimed at the bookish among us, and peppered with a love of the literary." ‐ Screenwize
Posted Apr 4, 2009
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