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Sunday Times (Australia)

Rating Title | Year Quote Author
1 56%

Ned Kelly (2003)

"At last! A feature film about Australia's greatest outlaw and folk hero that, while not reaching five-star status, all Australians can be proud of."

Posted Mar 31, 2003

Shannon J. Harvey

2 79%

Antwone Fisher (2002)

"Washington is customarily solid as the naval shrink, but directs without imagination or flair, sticking to Hollywood conventions and skimming over the harsher aspects of Fisher's life."

Posted Mar 23, 2003

Shannon J. Harvey

3 60%

2 Days in the Valley (1996)

Posted Mar 23, 2003

Shannon J. Harvey

4 69%

The Boys from Brazil (1978)

Posted Mar 23, 2003

Shannon J. Harvey

5 77%

Dog Soldiers (2002)

"Pretend it's a werewolf itself by avoiding eye contact and walking slowly away. It's fun, but it's a real howler."

Posted Mar 23, 2003

Shannon J. Harvey

6 50%

The Emperor's Club (2002)

"Welcome to The Emperor's Club, close affiliate to the Dead Poet's Society and Mr Holland's Opus, where students arrive in limousines and wear ties to class."

Posted Mar 23, 2003

Shannon J. Harvey

7 61%

Swimming Upstream (2004)

"Like Fingleton himself, Swimming Upstream is a hard-working, no-thrills drama - but it's still a winner."

Posted Mar 9, 2003

Shannon J. Harvey

8 48%

Jackass - The Movie (2002)

"It has zero taste, zero intelligence, zero sophistication and zero redeeming social value. So it's a zero-star movie but as far as gutter-entertainment and gross-out humour goes, it's five-star laughs."

Posted Mar 9, 2003

Shannon J. Harvey

9 66%

Solaris (2002)

"If you're the type to be stimulated by Solaris's weighty philosophical issues, it's a mind-bending sci-fi trip into the unknown. For all others, it will be the perfect cure for insomnia. ."

Posted Mar 9, 2003

Shannon J. Harvey

10 89%

Rosetta (1999)

Posted Mar 9, 2003

Shannon J. Harvey

11 39%

Maid in Manhattan (2002)

"It's a condescending, totally unbelievable film made worse by poor dialogue, acting and directing, all strung together by a laughably cliched Cinderella story. ."

Posted Mar 9, 2003

Shannon J. Harvey

12 63%

Moonlight Mile (2002)

"There's no hint of giant bunnies or falling airline engines; just good solid family drama. ."

Posted Mar 9, 2003

Shannon J. Harvey

13 60%

Playing by Heart (1998)

"An underrated, dreamy drama about love, lust and infidelity amongst inter-connected Los Angeleans. Jolie rises to the challenge."

Posted Mar 9, 2003

Shannon J. Harvey

14 96%

The Pianist (2002)

"POWERFUL seems too small a word to describe The Pianist, a masterpiece from a master film-maker."

Posted Mar 9, 2003

Shannon J. Harvey

15 88%

Roger Dodger (2002)

"Roger Dodger is an enjoyably bruising tale of the inflated male ego that takes a hammering thanks to a little ironic justice."

Posted Mar 9, 2003

Shannon J. Harvey

16 43%

The Recruit (2003)

"An enjoyably forgettable espionage thriller marked more by these two actors going toe-to-toe as if they're in an acting masterclass rather than a Hollywood movie."

Posted Feb 24, 2003

Shannon J. Harvey

17 19%

Just Married (2003)

"Move over Britney Spears and all other aspiring Britney wannabees. There's a new Britney in town and her name is Brittany Murphy. ."

Posted Feb 24, 2003

Shannon J. Harvey

18 96%

Do the Right Thing (1989)

Posted Feb 24, 2003

Shannon J. Harvey

19 43%

The Rules of Attraction (2002)

"James van der Beek not only buries his wussy Dawson's Creek character but spits on its grave."

Posted Feb 24, 2003

Shannon J. Harvey

20 98%

The Conversation (1974)

"Francis Ford Coppola's remastered masterpiece of modern-day paranoia is far more than a simple rehashing of a classic slice of cinema. It proves to be more prescient now than ever. . ."

Posted Feb 17, 2003

Shannon J. Harvey

21 75%

Gangs of New York (2002)

"If Scorsese ever puts out a director's cut, that will be the film to watch. . ."

Posted Feb 17, 2003

Shannon J. Harvey

22 81%

The Hours (2002)

"The Hours is a skilful, mature portrait of womanhood through the generations. In just two hours, viewers will be moved by an engrossing, interlinking story, its connections and how each woman presents a brave face to the world but is utterly alone,"

Posted Feb 17, 2003

Shannon J. Harvey

23 0%

Cherry 2000 (1988)

"Crazy kind of futuristic thriller with Griffith's as a femme-fatale robotic killer on the loose."

Posted Feb 13, 2003

Shannon J. Harvey

24 94%

Secrets & Lies (1996)

Posted Feb 13, 2003

Shannon J. Harvey

25 95%

American Graffiti (1973)

Posted Feb 13, 2003

Shannon J. Harvey

26 68%

School Ties (1992)

Posted Feb 13, 2003

Shannon J. Harvey

27 50%

Mighty Morphin Power Rangers - The Movie (1995)

Posted Feb 13, 2003

Shannon J. Harvey

28 88%

Gallipoli (1981)

"Regarded as one of the very best Australian film's ever made (with Mad Max and Picnic at Hanging Rock). Mel Gibson in one of first roles, and a touching but ultimately tragic tale of war."

Posted Feb 13, 2003

Shannon J. Harvey

29 96%

Quiz Show (1994)

"Robert Redford's assurded true story about quiz show corruption is totally engrossing, with genius performances from Ralph Fiennes and John Turturro."

Posted Feb 13, 2003

Shannon J. Harvey

30 70%

Jacob's Ladder (1990)

Posted Feb 13, 2003

Shannon J. Harvey

31 53%

Broken Arrow (1996)

"Travolta is camp, but the action is cool in true John Woo style."

Posted Feb 13, 2003

Shannon J. Harvey

32 96%

A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984)

"One of the best all-out horror movies ever made."

Posted Feb 13, 2003

Shannon J. Harvey

33 93%

The Apartment (1960)

Posted Feb 13, 2003

Shannon J. Harvey

34 61%

Throw Momma from the Train (1987)

Posted Feb 13, 2003

Shannon J. Harvey

35 71%

Léon: The Professional (1994)

"Luc Besson's lone-hitman thriller sees a 12 year-old Natalie Portman push the boundaries of love and peodophilia. As emotionally complex as it is a slick action thrill-ride. Even Gary Oldman gets in on the action as a Beethoven loving, drug-taking crooked"

Posted Feb 13, 2003

Shannon J. Harvey

36 78%

Star Trek III - The Search for Spock (1984)

"Cheesy but cool, especially when Spock gets his space burial by being ejected into space in a giant sunglasses case."

Posted Feb 13, 2003

Shannon J. Harvey

37 89%

From Here to Eternity (1953)

"Romantic masterpiece is old Hollywood at it's best."

Posted Feb 13, 2003

Shannon J. Harvey

38 40%

Young Guns (1988)

"Stupid but star-studded western"

Posted Feb 13, 2003

Shannon J. Harvey

39 61%

Twin Peaks - Fire Walk with Me (1992)

Posted Feb 13, 2003

Shannon J. Harvey

40 31%

F/X2 (F/X 2: The Deadly Art of Illusion) (1991)

Posted Feb 12, 2003

Shannon J. Harvey

41 77%

The Company of Wolves (1984)

Posted Feb 12, 2003

Shannon J. Harvey

42 23%

Memoirs of an Invisible Man (1992)

Posted Feb 12, 2003

Shannon J. Harvey

43 69%

Romy and Michele's High School Reunion (1997)

Posted Feb 12, 2003

Shannon J. Harvey

44 48%

Stargate (1994)

"A load of outer space codswallop!"

Posted Feb 12, 2003

Shannon J. Harvey

45 91%

The Fly (1986)

"Cronenberg's gruesomely good update of the classic."

Posted Feb 12, 2003

Shannon J. Harvey

46 91%

Much Ado About Nothing (1993)

Posted Feb 12, 2003

Shannon J. Harvey

47 47%

One Fine Day (1996)

"Silky smooth romantic comedy, with Pfieffer and Clooney at their most charming."

Posted Feb 12, 2003

Shannon J. Harvey

48 73%

Ricochet (1991)

Posted Feb 12, 2003

Shannon J. Harvey

49 88%

Nikita (La Femme Nikita) (1990)

"Besson's Parisian thriller is taut and terrific, turning the tables on stereotypes."

Posted Feb 12, 2003

Shannon J. Harvey

50 88%

Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer (1986)

Posted Feb 12, 2003

Shannon J. Harvey

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