At the Movies (Australia)

Rating Title | Year Quote Author
1 75%

The Grandmaster (2013)

"This air of melancholy that lies over the film is - I don't know. I was very interested about all this north, south the various elements of Kung Fu. I learned stuff from the film."

Posted Sep 11, 2014

Margaret Pomeranz

2 75%

The Grandmaster (2013)

"Tony Leung's charismatic performance as the man who was martial arts instructor to Bruce Lee anchors the film, but in this version at least the story equally belongs to Gong Er, and Zhang Yiyi is splendid in the role, especially in the later scenes."

Posted Sep 11, 2014

David Stratton

3 87%

The Immigrant (2014)

"I think this is really a beautiful film."

Posted Sep 11, 2014

Margaret Pomeranz

4 87%

The Immigrant (2014)

"Gray's beautiful, dark film is a reminder of the difficulties faced by immigrants in any place and at any time."

Posted Sep 11, 2014

David Stratton

5 86%

Night Moves (2014)

"It's a very well made film."

Posted Sep 11, 2014

David Stratton

6 86%

Night Moves (2014)

"Jesse Eisenberg's performance has an intensity that is deliberately alienating, with Dakota Fanning and Peter Sarsgaard solid in support."

Posted Sep 11, 2014

Margaret Pomeranz

7 85%

Predestination (2015)

"This is the sort of film that, immediately I came out of it, I wanted to go back in, because I wanted to make sure all the pieces fit together."

Posted Aug 27, 2014

Margaret Pomeranz

8 85%

Predestination (2015)

"[The filmmakers] have created a genuinely original, staggeringly clever and tremendously entertaining thriller"

Posted Aug 27, 2014

David Stratton

9 94%

Felony (2014)

"I think the script is excellent and I think the plotting is interesting because this is a film not about police corruption but about police covering up for police and I think it's been well thought out"

Posted Aug 27, 2014

David Stratton

10 94%

Felony (2014)

"There's an evenness to the direction that slightly inhibits complete engagement but this is another really fine Australian film."

Posted Aug 27, 2014

Margaret Pomeranz

11 50%

Magic in the Moonlight (2014)

"Eileen Atkins, for me, is the star of the movie. I think she's just so great."

Posted Aug 27, 2014

Margaret Pomeranz

12 50%

Magic in the Moonlight (2014)

"Magic in the Moonlight is a romantic charmer."

Posted Aug 27, 2014

David Stratton

13 99%

Boyhood (2014)

"The result is it's a wonderful story."

Posted Aug 27, 2014

David Stratton

14 99%

Boyhood (2014)

"It's an extraordinary achievement marked by simply wonderful performances."

Posted Aug 27, 2014

Margaret Pomeranz

15 67%

The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared ()

"I thought it was a bit turgidly directed. It could have had a brisker pace and I'm not into this picaresque, cute thing."

Posted Aug 20, 2014

Margaret Pomeranz

16 67%

The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared ()

"The plotting is clever and the film, directed by Felix Herngren, is handsomely produced and nothing if not amiable, while the supporting cast - especially Mia Skaringer's warm-hearted Gunilla - is very good company."

Posted Aug 20, 2014

David Stratton

17 ——

Freedom ()

"Performances are fine, and the film is well made, but it's too much of a hybrid to be successful."

Posted Aug 20, 2014

David Stratton

18 ——

Freedom ()

"I'm very half-hearted about this. "

Posted Aug 20, 2014

Margaret Pomeranz

19 67%

Deepsea Challenge 3D (2014)

"I think it's a very solid documentary."

Posted Aug 20, 2014

David Stratton

20 67%

Deepsea Challenge 3D (2014)

"The film is a hymn to the spirit of adventure and to the quest for scientific knowledge of our planet."

Posted Aug 20, 2014

Margaret Pomeranz

21 89%

Locke (2014)

"I think Steven Knight's done a terrific job of direction. It's a very intelligent, very austere film."

Posted Aug 20, 2014

David Stratton

22 89%

Locke (2014)

"It is the most extraordinary feat this film, and it's not just an exercise in pyrotechnics, it's an exploration of existential angst."

Posted Aug 20, 2014

Margaret Pomeranz

23 72%

Palo Alto (2014)

"I was particularly impressed by Jack Kilmer and Nat Wolff. Those two central performances are very strong. "

Posted Aug 15, 2014

Margaret Pomeranz

24 72%

Palo Alto (2014)

"The performances are excellent and the result is an altogether sympathetic, if not entirely original film, from the latest member of a talented movie dynasty."

Posted Aug 15, 2014

David Stratton

25 33%

The Expendables 3 (2014)

"I think Patrick Hughes really comes up with the goods on this, as does Peter Menzies, who was cinematographer. "

Posted Aug 15, 2014

Margaret Pomeranz

26 33%

The Expendables 3 (2014)

"A lot of the time it's difficult to work out who'd doing what to whom. But, in the end, it doesn't matter much."

Posted Aug 15, 2014

David Stratton

27 98%

20,000 Days on Earth (2014)

"I think it's really well made and the concert scenes at the end are fantastic"

Posted Aug 15, 2014

David Stratton

28 98%

20,000 Days on Earth (2014)

"A grand tour of music, memory and transformation is contained in 20,000 Days on Earth."

Posted Aug 15, 2014

Margaret Pomeranz

29 67%

The Hundred-Foot Journey (2014)

"It isn't a great film, but it's a very enjoyable one."

Posted Aug 14, 2014

Margaret Pomeranz

30 67%

The Hundred-Foot Journey (2014)

"I found the film mildly enjoyable."

Posted Aug 14, 2014

David Stratton

31 82%

Begin Again (2014)

"I really enjoyed this. It's such a nice surprise, because so many so-called feel-good romantic comedies these days are pretty ordinary but there's something special about this because there's a level of reality to it in the performances in the situations."

Posted Aug 8, 2014

David Stratton

32 82%

Begin Again (2014)

"There's a freshness to this film."

Posted Aug 8, 2014

Margaret Pomeranz

33 18%

And So It Goes (2014)

"I was absolutely appalled at Michael Douglas' performance in this and I thought he was really so unconvincing but... I think this screenplay is so bad that it's hard for any of those actors to make anything out of it. "

Posted Aug 8, 2014

Margaret Pomeranz

34 18%

And So It Goes (2014)

"Whatever happened to Rob Reiner?... [He] seems utterly disengaged as he ploddingly assembles a film whose potential is never realised. "

Posted Aug 8, 2014

David Stratton

35 92%

Guardians of the Galaxy (2014)

"Fans... will delight in the wisecracks offered by Rocket (Rocky Raccoon) or the profundities of Groot. "

Posted Aug 8, 2014

David Stratton

36 92%

Guardians of the Galaxy (2014)

"I think they've really created characters, James Gunn and co-writer Nicole Pearlman, and I think the screenplay is really lovely."

Posted Aug 8, 2014

Margaret Pomeranz

37 91%

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

38 91%

Charlie's Country ()

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

Posted Jul 24, 2014

Jason Di Rosso

39 91%

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

40 91%

Still Life ()

"The art direction is really good in it. "

Posted Jul 24, 2014

Jason Di Rosso

41 91%

Still Life ()

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

Posted Jul 24, 2014

Judith Lucy

42 50%

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

43 50%

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

44 100%

Once My Mother ()

"It moved me so emotionally."

Posted Jul 24, 2014

Jason Di Rosso

45 100%

Once My Mother ()

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

Posted Jul 24, 2014

Judith Lucy

46 95%

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

47 95%

Snowpiercer (2014)

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

Posted Jul 24, 2014

Jason Di Rosso

48 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

49 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

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