Julian Wood

Julian Wood

Agrees with the Tomatometer 90% of the time.

Publications:
FILMINK (Australia)
Total Reviews:
20

Listing Of All Reviews & Articles

Showing 1 - 20 of 20
Rating T-Meter Title | Year Add Date
72% Palo Alto (2014) " Coppola clearly has the filmmaking gene. Further, by collaborating with James Franco (on whose stories the film is loosely based), she injects much-needed adult counterpoint. The casting is mostly good." — FILMINK (Australia)
Posted Aug 14, 2014
76% Kill Your Darlings (2013) " A strong and well observed fifties period piece, Kill Your Darlings brilliantly captures both the heady sense of privilege, and the decadent whiff of The Beat Generation's brief and blazing demimonde." — FILMINK (Australia)
Posted Feb 7, 2014
94% Lore (2013) " A languid, poetic but emotionally powerful work, which reaffirms Cate Shortland's talent behind the camera and announces a promising new talent in its lead actress. " — FILMINK (Australia)
Posted Sep 20, 2012
80% Chinese Take-Away (Un Cuento Chino) " The narrative is slight, but this beguiling film finds its strength in the deftly observed relationships and feelings of the key players. " — FILMINK (Australia)
Posted Aug 30, 2012
44% The Door " An absorbing and complex character drama, but one that's difficult to connect to at times." — FILMINK (Australia)
Posted Jul 18, 2012
78% Brave (2012) " This doesn't quite hit the grand heights of recent Pixar creations and overdoes its Scottishness, but it's beautifully crafted and packed with humour and heart." — FILMINK (Australia)
Posted Jun 21, 2012
75% In Search of Haydn (2012) " Perhaps more suited to television, the film nevertheless will please classical music fans and Haydn is certainly owed a renewed assessment and a current audience." — FILMINK (Australia)
Posted Mar 15, 2012
98% This Is Not a Film (2012) " More akin to a commentary than a "film", Jafar Panahi proves an engaging presence and crucial political voice." — FILMINK (Australia)
Posted Nov 10, 2011
85% George Harrison: Living In The Material World " Modest and leisurely, albeit exhaustive and insightful, this would have been even better with extended music sequences." — FILMINK (Australia)
Posted Oct 20, 2011
93% Another Year (2010) " Driven by natural performances, this perfectly reflects the ups and downs of everyday life with laughs and warmth." — FILMINK (Australia)
Posted Jan 24, 2011
86% The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2009) " The characterisations are only half-deep, and some of the coincidences almost ridiculous, but the twists and turns are the main game." — FILMINK (Australia)
Posted Mar 25, 2010
97% A Prophet (Un prophete) (2010) " It's a conventional enough story, but Audiard invests it with a kind of metaphysical dimension. In tone and style, it is a little reminiscent of the fine recent Italian mafia film Gomorrah and, like that film, will be talked about for many years to come." — FILMINK (Australia)
Posted Feb 9, 2010
67% Daybreakers (2010) " A bad ending doesn't detract too much from the great cast, plentiful blood and guts effects and rollicking pace." — FILMINK (Australia)
Posted Feb 1, 2010
82% Broken Embraces (2009) " In Broken Embraces, his vibrant new mixed genre thriller, he is out to entertain and intrigue. Almodovar also wants to tell us something about desire and his love of cinema." — FILMINK (Australia)
Posted Dec 13, 2009
85% Looking for Eric (2010) " A far more upbeat film from usually gritty director Ken Loach, which uses soccer star Eric Cantona in effectively comedic ways." — FILMINK (Australia)
Posted Sep 22, 2009
76% Bronson (2009) " Winding Refn has created a gripping tale of the institutionalised madness of this violent criminal who relishes in his new found alter ego." — FILMINK (Australia)
Posted Aug 4, 2009
72% William Shakespeare's The Merchant of Venice (2004) " We see what an actor's actor Pacino can be: he's careful and watchful; respectful of other actors' timing; and says his lines perfectly, resisting all temptation to grandstand." — FILMINK (Australia)
Posted Jun 12, 2009
92% Katyn (2009) " The film as a whole is characterised by its sweeping grasp of history, and is movingly couched in a powerful human story." — FILMINK (Australia)
Posted May 26, 2009
56% A Complete History of My Sexual Failures (2010) " There's an occasional brief, fierce laugh born out of the absurdity of the situations. At other points, the women provide genuine insight into relationships. Thank god for their realism and sanity. Still, this feels like a short bloated into a feature." — FILMINK (Australia)
Posted Mar 20, 2009
50% Salvation " This is profundity with a light touch. The film itself is funny, sweet and affecting in just the right kind of way." — FILMINK (Australia)
Posted Mar 20, 2009
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