Julie Rigg

Julie Rigg

Agrees with the Tomatometer 77% of the time.

Biography:
Julie Rigg is Radio National's specialist movie critic. She began her career as a print journalist with the Sydney Daily Telegraph, joined The Australian at its inception in l964, and was a columnist for the newspaper from l967 to 71. In l972 she gained a BA from the University of NSW. She joined the ABC Radio Science Unit in 1971, producing and presenting some of its early programs on the human sciences including New Society and Science Bookshop. In l975 she was one of a group of women broadcasters who founded the Australian Women's Broadcasting Co-operative and its weekly radio program The Coming Out Show. Julie served as coordinator for The Coming Out Show in l975 and again in l980. She helped lobby for a landmark study of sex discrimination in the ABC, and presented the case for the ABC to implement an equal opportunity policy to the Dix Inquiry into the ABC in l981. The Women's Broadcasting Co-operative and The Coming Out Show, and the internal reforms it prompted, helped change the voices of ABC Radio and opened doors for many women broadcasters and journalists. Julie has edited two books: In her Own Right: Women in Australia (Thomas Nelson, 1968) and, with fellow broadcaster Julie Copeland, Coming Out: Women's Voices, Women's Lives (Thomas Nelson, 1985). Since l988 Julie has worked as a critic and arts broadcaster for ABC Radio National, specialising in film. In l990 she won the BP Arts Media Award. She served on the executive of the Film Critics Circle of Australia for four years, and was president for two. Julie has also served on FIPRESCI (International Critics Federation) juries at the San Sebastian Film Festival (l990) and the Toronto International Film festival (2002). In December 2003, Julie was awarded the prestigious Geraldine Pascall prize for critical writing. Julie's skills as a movie reviewer, her interviews, and her passionate advocacy of film criticism were cited as the reasons for her being an obvious choice.
Publications:
MovieTime, ABC Radio National
Total Reviews:
183

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Showing 151 - 183 of 183
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Add Date
85% Dean Spanley (My Talks with Dean Spanley) (2008) " I loved it." — MovieTime, ABC Radio National
Posted Mar 6, 2009
71% Last Chance Harvey (2009) " Thanks to the grace and skill of Thompson and Hoffman, Last Chance Harvey manages to rise above its plot and deliver quite a bit of pleasure." — MovieTime, ABC Radio National
Posted Feb 27, 2009
59% The International (2009) " The film is poorly plotted, which means characters have to stand around explaining things to each other a lot." — MovieTime, ABC Radio National
Posted Feb 20, 2009
61% The Reader (2008) " The Reader does not succeed as a coherent film, despite some fine work by actors and the filmmakers' best intentions." — MovieTime, ABC Radio National
Posted Feb 20, 2009
85% Ghost Town (2008) " In the end, Ghost Town delivers. Right now, we need all the laughs we can get. Especially kindly ones." — MovieTime, ABC Radio National
Posted Feb 13, 2009
40% He's Just Not That Into You (2009) " Ginnifer Goodwin does better than most in her role as the obsesed cyber-stalker. But underneath the easy laughs, it's a mean-spirited film." — MovieTime, ABC Radio National
Posted Feb 13, 2009
35% Pride and Glory (2008) " I thought this film was a mess." — MovieTime, ABC Radio National
Posted Feb 6, 2009
63% Changeling (2008) " Changeling will engage both your fears and compassion, I have no doubt. And it will stay with you long after vou have left the cinema." — MovieTime, ABC Radio National
Posted Feb 6, 2009
94% Milk (2008) " Van Sant has a powerful story to tell, and he tells it with craft, as it was written." — MovieTime, ABC Radio National
Posted Jan 30, 2009
79% Gran Torino (2009) " The film becomes black and white in its resolution. This tendency to simplify into good guys and bad guys worries me about many Eastwood films." — MovieTime, ABC Radio National
Posted Jan 23, 2009
68% Revolutionary Road (2008) " There are no wasted moments in this film. There are many you can't watch without wincing." — MovieTime, ABC Radio National
Posted Jan 23, 2009
96% The Class (2008) " It's an absorbing, provocative film. When he left teaching, Francois Begaudeau became a writer and a film critic. He could make a career onscreen now, if he chose." — MovieTime, ABC Radio National
Posted Jan 23, 2009
64% Marley & Me (2008) " It's no huge deal, but it's nicely done, and it has its values right." — MovieTime, ABC Radio National
Posted Jan 2, 2009
81% Vicky Cristina Barcelona (2008) " Is this the old Woody Allen, back on form? Well no." — MovieTime, ABC Radio National
Posted Dec 26, 2008
92% Frost/Nixon (2008) " Whoever would have imagined that two men facing each other in a room, with producers and minders pacing off camera, would make for such suspenseful cinema?" — MovieTime, ABC Radio National
Posted Dec 26, 2008
90% Hunger (2009) " This is filmmaking at its most powerful." — MovieTime, ABC Radio National
Posted Nov 7, 2008
54% Choke (2008) " I laughed. I thought it bizarrely funny, but the laughter can become uneasy." — MovieTime, ABC Radio National
Posted Oct 31, 2008
—— Crooked Business " It's one of those crooks-chasing-crooks films, and it has some nicely silly moments, and a wide array of heavy but not particularly bright identities." — MovieTime, ABC Radio National
Posted Oct 24, 2008
13% The Women (2008) " I'm afraid I could neither laugh at, nor take seriously, most of this movie." — MovieTime, ABC Radio National
Posted Oct 24, 2008
86% Dominick Dunne: After the Party (2009) " It's an absorbing and honest film, but a sad one." — MovieTime, ABC Radio National
Posted Oct 24, 2008
63% Brideshead Revisited (2008) " With all its failings, this is an intelligent, critical film about religious faith, and that in itself is a rare achievement." — MovieTime, ABC Radio National
Posted Oct 24, 2008
78% Burn After Reading (2008) " This is Coen Brothers Lite, and extremely entertaining at that." — MovieTime, ABC Radio National
Posted Oct 17, 2008
100% Man on Wire (2008) " This film is a treasure." — MovieTime, ABC Radio National
Posted Oct 17, 2008
48% Towelhead (2007) " A gutsy, sometimes tragic, sometimes comic film about racist and sexist attitudes in middle America which have to be negotiated by a young teenage girl." — MovieTime, ABC Radio National
Posted Oct 10, 2008
61% The Duchess (2008) " Now that he seems past his fey middle period, Ralph Fiennes is doing some amazingly good work onscreen." — MovieTime, ABC Radio National
Posted Oct 3, 2008
90% Le fils de l'√©picier (The Grocer's Son) (2008) " This is very surehanded filmaking from Eric Guirado, and it's a world away from the trendy nostalgia of city folk for country ways in recent French comedies." — MovieTime, ABC Radio National
Posted Oct 3, 2008
61% Journey to the Center of the Earth (2008) " It's all good clean fun: a rattling good yarn, in fact, with mostly nicely modulated performances from Fraser, Hutcherson and Bream, emphasising confidence, growth, solidarity and self-reliance." — MovieTime, ABC Radio National
Posted Sep 26, 2008
92% Caramel (2008) " Many films these days celebrate female solidarity. Post-feminism, it's almost obligatory. But very few do it as convincingly, and with such style." — MovieTime, ABC Radio National
Posted Sep 19, 2008
96% Waltz with Bashir (2008) " Ari Folman's brilliant, powerful film raises some universal questions, and some questions specific now to Israel. This is one of the outstanding films of this year." — MovieTime, ABC Radio National
Posted Sep 12, 2008
52% Funny Games (2008) " If you saw the original, the elements of suprise may be missing, but dread and suspense and nastiness are translated perfectly." — MovieTime, ABC Radio National
Posted Sep 12, 2008
82% In Bruges (2008) " Colin Farrell has redeemed himself, and shown he is an actor of the first rank." — MovieTime, ABC Radio National
Posted Sep 5, 2008
73% Son of Rambow (2007) " This is a winner, a film to which you can safely take your kids and enjoy yourself." — MovieTime, ABC Radio National
Posted Sep 5, 2008
94% Not Quite Hollywood: The Wild, Untold Story of Ozploitation! (2008) " It's enormous fun, this film, and we owe Hartley a debt of gratitude." — MovieTime, ABC Radio National
Posted Aug 31, 2008
86% Rats and Cats " Not a lot happens in it really. But it's the way it doesn't happen that counts." — MovieTime, ABC Radio National
Posted May 25, 2008
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