Margaret Pomeranz

Margaret Pomeranz

Agrees with the Tomatometer 69% of the time.

Biography:
Margaret is a Sydney girl from birth, which she admits was many years ago, way before there was an Opera House on Bennelong Point. After abandoning a degree in Economics at Sydney University she was embraced by the newly established Macquarie University, who she says must have been desperate for students at that time. There she gained an Arts degree in German and Psychology. In the middle of her studies, she spent two and a half years in Vienna where she had her first taste of working in the media. She was a stringer for the Bulletin and for ABC Rural Radio, where she supplied gripping stories about the sale of Aussie hoses to Hungarian farmers and the implications of the success or failure of the Russian wheat crop. The years in Europe were significant ones. Back in Australia, she met and married filmmaker Hans Pomeranz and became involved with and enthusiastic about the ?new wave? of Australian filmmaking that was happening during the 1970?s. Margaret attended the Playwright?s Studio at NIDA and began writing for television, radio and film. She regards herself as an escapee from screenwriting. When given the chance to work with the newly established Special Broadcasting Service soon after it began in October 1980, the joy of being producer as well as writer was a very satisfying experience. She produced and wrote a number of programs for SBS before establishing The Movie Show with David Stratton in 1986, which they fronted until 2004. During that time Margaret was Executive Producer with SBS for such programs as Front Up, Subsonics, the AFI Awards and the If Awards. Margaret is currently the co-host with David Stratton of At The Movies on ABC TV, where they moved in July 2004. Margaret has served as a member of the Advertising Standards Board, is a past President of the Film Critics Circle of Australia, and is a past President, currently vice-President of Watch on Censorship. She is also a member of the inaugural board of the Australian Writers? Foundation. More importantly she is the mother of two sons whom she likes and loves very much.
Publications:
At the Movies (Australia) , Baltimore Sun
Critics' Group:
Film Critics Circle of Australia
Total Reviews:
433
Location:
Sydney, Australia

Listing Of All Reviews & Articles

Showing 1 - 50 of 433
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Add Date
2.5/5 —— The Crossing " I found it a wee bit tedious, very repetitive. " — At the Movies (Australia)
Posted Apr 23, 2014
3.5/5 —— L'√©preuve d'une vie (The Finishers) " You know exactly where it is going from the start but I cannot tell you how much I cried at the end. Honestly, it was embarrassing." — At the Movies (Australia)
Posted Apr 23, 2014
3/5 76% The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (2014) " It's experiential. It has mild tension, a couple of laughs, a lot of flying through the air with the greatest of ease and a lot of material damage. " — At the Movies (Australia)
Posted Apr 23, 2014
3/5 80% Canopy (2013) " Khan Chittenden and Mo Yzu-Yi are effective enough within the limitations placed on their characters" — At the Movies (Australia)
Posted Apr 23, 2014
3.5/5 19% Transcendence (2014) " Look, I think it goes so over the top... There are so many twists and turns too. But, look, basically I think this is an entertainment. " — At the Movies (Australia)
Posted Apr 23, 2014
3/5 76% The Invisible Woman (2013) " I wanted to believe in the intensity of this relationship and it just wasn't there for me." — At the Movies (Australia)
Posted Apr 16, 2014
3.5/5 87% Only Lovers Left Alive (2014) " Jim Jarmusch is a cool dude of a filmmaker and his latest take on vampires in Only Lovers Left Alive is very cool indeed." — At the Movies (Australia)
Posted Apr 16, 2014
3.5/5 38% The Other Woman (2014) " The dialogue is often clever and funny. The physical comedy is well handled by director Nick Cassevetes and he elicits spot-on performances from his cast." — At the Movies (Australia)
Posted Apr 16, 2014
3.5/5 40% Divergent (2014) " The director was Neil Burger who handles the action with aplomb." — At the Movies (Australia)
Posted Apr 9, 2014
3.5/5 89% Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014) " What a ride. It is a real popcorn movie." — At the Movies (Australia)
Posted Apr 9, 2014
3/5 77% Noah (2014) " It's interesting. It's too long. It's three stars from me." — At the Movies (Australia)
Posted Apr 9, 2014
3.5/5 78% Mr. Peabody & Sherman (2014) " I thought it was really sweet. We've seen a couple of movies about adoption lately and there's something very sweet about that whole scenario as well." — At the Movies (Australia)
Posted Mar 28, 2014
2/5 53% Cuban Fury (2014) " There is something a bit pathetic about this film, particularly in the light of the way the dances are shot." — At the Movies (Australia)
Posted Mar 28, 2014
2/5 25% Pompeii (2014) " Director Paul W. S. Anderson has not been able to elevate the rather primitive and corny nature of Janet Scott Batchler and Lee Batchler's screenplay, co-written with Michael Robert Johnson or imbue the cardboard cut-out characters with much life. " — At the Movies (Australia)
Posted Mar 18, 2014
2.5/5 4% I, Frankenstein (2014) " It is disappointing and you look at all the talent that's gone into it. I was really underwhelmed by Strahovski's performance, I must say." — At the Movies (Australia)
Posted Mar 18, 2014
3.5/5 99% The Missing Picture (2014) " Obviously based on Panh's autobiography, this is a reminder of obliteration and how cinema can claim memory, history." — At the Movies (Australia)
Posted Mar 18, 2014
4/5 83% The Armstrong Lie (2013) " The Armstrong Lie gives great insight into a champion sportsman whose position at the top of his game meant he thought he could get away with anything." — At the Movies (Australia)
Posted Mar 12, 2014
4/5 89% Hannah Arendt (2013) " I really like this film. I like the milieu that's created of this intellectual life in New York during the 1950s. I think Sukowa is fantastic in the role." — At the Movies (Australia)
Posted Mar 12, 2014
3.5/5 42% 300: Rise of an Empire (2014) " Sullivan Stapleton in his first lead role after Animal Kingdom is actually quite impressive." — At the Movies (Australia)
Posted Mar 12, 2014
2.5/5 10% Vampire Academy (2014) " It is so silly, so convoluted in terms of plot, but so insouciant that it almost gets away with it. Almost." — At the Movies (Australia)
Posted Mar 10, 2014
3/5 31% Age of the Uprising: The Legend of Michael Kohlhaas " Mikkelsen is fine in the role, bringing to the part the gravitas and dogged persistence required." — At the Movies (Australia)
Posted Mar 10, 2014
97% Bad Day at Black Rock (1955) " I think it's really great the way it addresses the way small communities and isolated communities close in on themselves to protect ugliness." — At the Movies (Australia)
Posted Mar 4, 2014
4.5/5 90% Le Week-End (2014) " This is a most beautifully written film, fabulously performed by those two stalwarts of British acting, Broadbent and Duncan, and directed with sensitivity and restraint by Michell." — At the Movies (Australia)
Posted Mar 4, 2014
3.5/5 88% The Wind Rises (2014) " I actually thought the love story was very touching. " — At the Movies (Australia)
Posted Feb 27, 2014
3.5/5 59% Non-Stop (2014) " It's quite original and ingenious in plotting. " — At the Movies (Australia)
Posted Feb 27, 2014
84% The Ice Storm (1997) " What struck me about it was the fluidity and discipline of Lee's direction, the performances which captured so beautifully the confusion of that period of cultural and sexual evolution, and the compassion which I think is a feature of all of Lee's films." — At the Movies (Australia)
Posted Feb 27, 2014
3/5 99% Gloria (2014) " This is what getting old is all about. GLORIA is nicely acted, nicely shot, it's just a teeny bit dull." — At the Movies (Australia)
Posted Feb 27, 2014
4/4 42% Night Train To Lisbon (2013) " I think somewhere along the line this is one of those films that you are just going to embrace or step back from and I embraced it." — At the Movies (Australia)
Posted Feb 21, 2014
2.5/5 67% How I Live Now (2013) " I did not believe what was happening. I didn't particularly like the performances." — At the Movies (Australia)
Posted Feb 18, 2014
2.5/5 60% Ender's Game (2013) " I thought this was a pretty witless affair." — At the Movies (Australia)
Posted Feb 18, 2014
3.5/5 42% Closed Circuit (2013) " I think this moves at a rapid pace. I think it has got really good performances." — At the Movies (Australia)
Posted Feb 18, 2014
3/5 60% Dream with the Fishes (1997) " Dream With The Fishes is quite a moving but perplexing film." — sbs.com.au
Posted Feb 13, 2014
2.5/4 92% The Departed (2006) " I think GoodFellas leaves this for dead, absolutely for dead." — At the Movies (Australia)
Posted Feb 11, 2014
5/5 91% High Fidelity (2000) " As a film about males it`s amazingly insightful for women. The soundtrack`s another great plus. I just adored this film." — sbs.com.au
Posted Feb 10, 2014
4.5/5 93% American Hustle (2013) " Look, I think this is a fabulous film. " — At the Movies (Australia)
Posted Feb 6, 2014
76% A Beautiful Mind (2001) " The film's strength is certainly the towering performance of Crowe as Nash; he inhabits the man from the internal organs out and Jennifer Connelly's performance as Alicia is also outstanding." — sbs.com.au
Posted Feb 4, 2014
98% It Happened One Night (1934) " It's funny, beautifully directed and acted and it's always been one of my favourites." — At the Movies (Australia)
Posted Feb 3, 2014
4.5/5 65% The Railway Man (2014) " I was overwhelmed by it, I've got to tell you. It really cut deep with me." — At the Movies (Australia)
Posted Dec 23, 2013
4/5 79% Saving Mr. Banks (2013) " I actually found this film moving in a strange way. " — At the Movies (Australia)
Posted Dec 23, 2013
4/5 92% Philomena (2013) " I think this is a really good film. You've got to admire Steve Coogan for the projects he takes on. " — At the Movies (Australia)
Posted Dec 23, 2013
3.5/5 50% The Secret Life Of Walter Mitty (2013) " Stiller is a very, very interesting filmmaker. He's constantly trying to break out of where he is with the films that he makes and the films that he's in." — At the Movies (Australia)
Posted Dec 23, 2013
3.5/5 89% Frozen (2013) " It's rather classic Disney. I think it's perfect for young kids in a lot of ways, except that it's rather dark." — At the Movies (Australia)
Posted Dec 23, 2013
4/5 95% Inside Llewyn Davis (2013) " I love the performance of Oscar Isaacs. I think he's really incredible in this." — At the Movies (Australia)
Posted Dec 20, 2013
4.5/5 97% 12 Years a Slave (2013) " I find [McQueen] extraordinary and I thought also what it was really about was the concept of man as a chattel." — At the Movies (Australia)
Posted Dec 20, 2013
3.5/5 75% Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues (2013) " I've come to grudgingly respect the talent that he brings to making these creatures believable." — At the Movies (Australia)
Posted Dec 20, 2013
4.5/5 97% Gravity (2013) " I was on the edge of my seat." — At the Movies (Australia)
Posted Dec 18, 2013
3/4 84% Upstream Color (2013) " It's not that it's not intriguing, but Carruth has withheld any sense of glue or cohesion or even a clue as to what he's getting at." — At the Movies (Australia)
Posted Dec 17, 2013
4/5 98% The Rocket (2014) " There's this lovely sense of texture of a culture. There is a traditional narrative arc." — At the Movies (Australia)
Posted Dec 17, 2013
4/5 85% Mystery Road " I think he's a wonderful filmmaker." — At the Movies (Australia)
Posted Dec 17, 2013
4.5/5 93% The Hunt (2013) " This is not a new story. However it's been handled superbly by Vinterberg working with co-screenwriter Tobias Lindholm. " — At the Movies (Australia)
Posted Dec 16, 2013
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