At the Movies (Australia)

Rating Title | Year Quote Author
1 90%

A Most Wanted Man (2014)

"The drama is low-key, the theme of short term pain versus long term gain is intriguingly explored, it may not have the gung-ho action that some audiences demand but it is a solid well-made thriller."

Posted Jul 29, 2014

Margaret Pomeranz

2 90%

Charlie's Country ()

"There's no denying the power behind this confronting story."

Posted Jul 24, 2014

Jason Di Rosso

3 90%

Charlie's Country ()

"I just thought it was excellent. It really rang true for me and I think Gulpilil's performance is just amazing."

Posted Jul 24, 2014

Judith Lucy

4 100%

Still Life ()

"The art direction is really good in it. "

Posted Jul 24, 2014

Jason Di Rosso

5 100%

Still Life ()

"I've rarely seen the poignancy of death so beautifully captured."

Posted Jul 24, 2014

Judith Lucy

6 55%

Some Velvet Morning (2013)

"This cliché ridden film is a staggering disappointment: a morally offensive, done-on-the-cheap movie with a lifeless single location."

Posted Jul 24, 2014

Jason Di Rosso

7 55%

Some Velvet Morning (2013)

"There is that horrible climax and then the ridiculous twist that makes you go, oh, this was an even bigger waste of time than I already thought it was. "

Posted Jul 24, 2014

Judith Lucy

8 ——

Once My Mother ()

"It moved me so emotionally."

Posted Jul 24, 2014

Jason Di Rosso

9 ——

Once My Mother ()

"There is a lot about this documentary that I liked."

Posted Jul 24, 2014

Judith Lucy

10 94%

Snowpiercer (2014)

"No question I would recommend it and people have got to see it on the big screen."

Posted Jul 24, 2014

Judith Lucy

11 94%

Snowpiercer (2014)

"This is a beautifully made science fiction allegory about the perversions and arrogance of power."

Posted Jul 24, 2014

Jason Di Rosso

12 23%

Devil's Knot (2014)

"It's a pity to see [director Atom] Egoyan fumbling around here, unable to create anything great with the material - be it mood, drama or social critique. It's far from his best work."

Posted Jul 24, 2014

Jason Di Rosso

13 23%

Devil's Knot (2014)

"I actually did think there were some powerful scenes early on in the film and I do think Reese Witherspoon and Colin Firth are really fine in it."

Posted Jul 24, 2014

Judith Lucy

14 5%

Paranoia (2013)

"It's rather a slight affair."

Posted Jul 23, 2014

David Stratton

15 5%

Paranoia (2013)

" It's slickly directed by Robert Luketic even though it's all pretty unbelievable. But in fact I rather enjoyed it."

Posted Jul 23, 2014

Margaret Pomeranz

16 96%

The Lunchbox (2014)

"It dragged for me a tiny bit towards the end but, generally, I really enjoyed it."

Posted Jul 18, 2014

Judith Lucy

17 96%

The Lunchbox (2014)

"Somewhere in [its] moments of joy, lies the film's optimistic message about life, and how it should be lived. Which sounds syrupy, but it's far from it. It's magical."

Posted Jul 18, 2014

Jason Di Rosso

18 98%

Jaws (1975)

"It's just such a good film."

Posted Jul 18, 2014

Jason Di Rosso

19 98%

Jaws (1975)

"I still find this film pretty terrifying."

Posted Jul 18, 2014

Judith Lucy

20 83%

Belle & Sebastian (2013)

"Look, I know it's full of clichés but it's such a delicate film. It won me over completely. It's so authentic. "

Posted Jul 18, 2014

Jason Di Rosso

21 83%

Belle & Sebastian (2013)

"You don't really see many films like this anymore, there's no whiz bangery it's just a very simple story beautifully filmed. "

Posted Jul 18, 2014

Judith Lucy

22 100%

All This Mayhem ()

"I didn't know this story and I found it compelling."

Posted Jul 18, 2014

Jason Di Rosso

23 100%

All This Mayhem ()

"It's Shakespearean. It's the depths of the tragedy. "

Posted Jul 18, 2014

Judith Lucy

24 47%

Rio 2 (2014)

"I enjoyed it while I was watching it."

Posted Jul 18, 2014

Judith Lucy

25 47%

Rio 2 (2014)

"Rio 2 is fine for what it is, but it's yet another film filling the market with the same kind of movie."

Posted Jul 18, 2014

Jason Di Rosso

26 91%

Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes (2014)

"I didn't get into either set of characters in this... The apes or the humans. The script is straight from how to write a blockbuster screenwriting course, I thought."

Posted Jul 18, 2014

Jason Di Rosso

27 91%

Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes (2014)

"What a wonderful world to lose yourself in for two hours and could it be possible that thanks to Andy Serkis's performance, I have a crush on an ape?"

Posted Jul 18, 2014

Judith Lucy

28 92%

How to Train Your Dragon 2 (2014)

"I think that's what's wrong with this. The minor characters don't emerge from this at all. I'm hard pressed to discern one from the other. "

Posted Jun 26, 2014

Margaret Pomeranz

29 65%

The Rover (2014)

"I think it is spare-genre filmmaking. It is really, really well done."

Posted Jun 11, 2014

Margaret Pomeranz

30 49%

Maleficent (2014)

"Giant holes in the plot are papered over by Janet McTeer's earnest narration, improbabilities abound, and it all seems longer than it actually is"

Posted Jun 11, 2014

Margaret Pomeranz

31 33%

A Million Ways to Die in the West (2014)

"Uneven yes, funny at times, yes, often uproariously so."

Posted Jun 11, 2014

Margaret Pomeranz

32 86%

Under the Skin (2014)

"I found it really interesting, really beautiful. I'm giving it three stars because I didn't understand it."

Posted May 23, 2014

Margaret Pomeranz

33 100%

The Babadook ()

"What I really liked about this film was the cohesiveness of the ideas in it and, I don't know, I just thought it was so finely pitched and intriguing from go to whoa."

Posted May 23, 2014

Margaret Pomeranz

34 92%

X-Men: Days of Future Past (2014)

"Amazing what substance in performance can do to distract from the incredible and incredibly silly."

Posted May 23, 2014

Margaret Pomeranz

35 88%

Chef (2014)

"I think this is such a beautiful film in its naturalism."

Posted May 13, 2014

Margaret Pomeranz

36 81%

The Broken Circle Breakdown (2013)

"It is for most of its length a strong involving narrative with wonderful performances from the two leads, Heldenbergh and Baetens and a simply lovely one from young Nell Cattrysse."

Posted May 13, 2014

Margaret Pomeranz

37 53%

The Zero Theorem (2014)

"It's extraordinary and funny."

Posted May 13, 2014

Margaret Pomeranz

38 92%

Sunshine on Leith ()

"It starts out so fabulously in Afghanistan in this armoured vehicle and these boys just start spontaneously singing Sky Takes the Soul and I went, oh, this is so unexpected and beautiful. "

Posted May 13, 2014

Margaret Pomeranz

39 93%

Child's Pose (2014)

"What is so fine about this film is that Cornelia is depicted with subtlety, much of that due to the fine performance of Luminita Gheorghui. "

Posted May 13, 2014

Margaret Pomeranz

40 100%

Attack (1956)

"Look, it's very impressive. "

Posted May 13, 2014

Margaret Pomeranz

41 94%

Ida (2014)

"Ida is austere, it's beautiful, but I don't know that I completely get all that Pawlikowski is trying to say with this."

Posted May 13, 2014

Margaret Pomeranz

42 65%

Fever Pitch (The Perfect Catch) (2005)

"A delightful romantic comedy without the excesses we've come to expect of the Farrellys."

Posted May 7, 2014

Margaret Pomeranz

43 65%

Fever Pitch (The Perfect Catch) (2005)

"I think it's very ordinary."

Posted May 7, 2014

David Stratton

44 74%

Young & Beautiful (Jeune Et Jolie) (2014)

"I think it's interesting, I think it's sexy."

Posted May 1, 2014

Margaret Pomeranz

45 73%

Healing ()

"This is possibly the most sentimental prison movie I've ever seen. And I was so grateful. It's really lovely. The performances are fabulous."

Posted May 1, 2014

Margaret Pomeranz

46 98%

Les Parapluies de Cherbourg (The Umbrellas of Cherbourg) (2004)

"It's so pink this film. If you want a selection of wallpapers to choose from, this film has just about every single one. I think it's lovely."

Posted May 1, 2014

Margaret Pomeranz

47 68%

Beyond the Edge (2014)

"Matthew Metcalfe as co-writer/producer and Leanne Pooley as co-writer/director have created a tense, detailed account of a history-making expedition that is riveting and informative, it's absolutely fascinating."

Posted May 1, 2014

Margaret Pomeranz

48 54%

Fading Gigolo (2014)

"This most unlikely premise has been handled with such aplomb by Turturro, who wrote as well as directed, that you are really charmed by the film and by everyone in it."

Posted May 1, 2014

Margaret Pomeranz

49 70%

52 Tuesdays ()

"I think all the performances in this are terrific except for one and there is one character in this that doesn't work for me at all. "

Posted May 1, 2014

Margaret Pomeranz

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