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At the Movies (Australia)

Rating Title | Year Quote Author
1 76%

The Invisible Woman (2013)

"I wanted to believe in the intensity of this relationship and it just wasn't there for me."

Posted Apr 16, 2014

Margaret Pomeranz

2 76%

The Invisible Woman (2013)

"It's a fascinating insight into the cult of celebrity in the 19th Century."

Posted Apr 16, 2014

David Stratton

3 88%

Only Lovers Left Alive (2014)

"I think this is certainly an original and unusual film. "

Posted Apr 16, 2014

David Stratton

4 88%

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."

Posted Apr 16, 2014

Margaret Pomeranz

5 44%

The Other Woman (2014)

"I think your enjoyment of this will depend, to a large extent, on how you respond to Leslie Mann's performance because I found her incredibly strident. Her whiny voice really got to me. I did not think she was funny at all."

Posted Apr 16, 2014

David Stratton

6 44%

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."

Posted Apr 16, 2014

Margaret Pomeranz

7 40%

Divergent (2014)

"Really the film is so intent on setting things up for, presumably, subsequent films that it forgets to be entertaining and involving in its own right, I think, and so I found this going over my head. I wasn't really interested in all of this."

Posted Apr 9, 2014

David Stratton

8 40%

Divergent (2014)

"The director was Neil Burger who handles the action with aplomb."

Posted Apr 9, 2014

Margaret Pomeranz

9 89%

Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014)

"What a ride. It is a real popcorn movie."

Posted Apr 9, 2014

Margaret Pomeranz

10 89%

Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014)

"There was nothing new for me."

Posted Apr 9, 2014

David Stratton

11 77%

Noah (2014)

"It's interesting. It's too long. It's three stars from me."

Posted Apr 9, 2014

Margaret Pomeranz

12 77%

Noah (2014)

"I think there's some very interesting things here. I think Darren Aranofsky is an interesting director. He makes films about obsessive characters and this is another one. "

Posted Apr 9, 2014

David Stratton

13 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."

Posted Mar 28, 2014

Margaret Pomeranz

14 78%

Mr. Peabody & Sherman (2014)

"It's a pleasant, often amusing, family film with lots of kid-friendly jokes and puns but also plenty of references that will go over the heads of the smaller members of the audience."

Posted Mar 28, 2014

David Stratton

15 55%

Cuban Fury (2014)

"What is really remarkable is how a very engaging personality like Chris O'Dowd, given this part, can be so boring and so enervating."

Posted Mar 28, 2014

David Stratton

16 55%

Cuban Fury (2014)

"There is something a bit pathetic about this film, particularly in the light of the way the dances are shot."

Posted Mar 28, 2014

Margaret Pomeranz

17 24%

Pompeii (2014)

"Look, it's not good but it's all right."

Posted Mar 18, 2014

David Stratton

18 24%

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. "

Posted Mar 18, 2014

Margaret Pomeranz

19 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."

Posted Mar 18, 2014

Margaret Pomeranz

20 4%

I, Frankenstein (2014)

"The numerous battles are confusingly handled and the actors aren't given many opportunities given the dialogue they're forced to speak. "

Posted Mar 18, 2014

David Stratton

21 99%

The Missing Picture (2014)

"Obviously based on Panh's autobiography, this is a reminder of obliteration and how cinema can claim memory, history."

Posted Mar 18, 2014

Margaret Pomeranz

22 99%

Wadjda (2013)

"This gem of a film is remarkable on many counts."

Posted Mar 18, 2014

David Stratton

23 83%

The Armstrong Lie (2013)

"No question Gibney is a very fine documentary filmmaker and this is a very well made film. It has some excellent scenes, some extraordinary scenes. "

Posted Mar 12, 2014

David Stratton

24 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."

Posted Mar 12, 2014

Margaret Pomeranz

25 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."

Posted Mar 12, 2014

Margaret Pomeranz

26 89%

Hannah Arendt (2013)

"It's refreshing to find a film inspired by challenging ideas, and Von Trotta and her team are to be congratulated for bringing Arendt's story to the screen"

Posted Mar 12, 2014

David Stratton

27 42%

300: Rise of an Empire (2014)

"[The story] gets constantly literally swamped by the blood and gore and so forth, which is well done but almost to the point of parody. "

Posted Mar 12, 2014

David Stratton

28 42%

300: Rise of an Empire (2014)

"Sullivan Stapleton in his first lead role after Animal Kingdom is actually quite impressive."

Posted Mar 12, 2014

Margaret Pomeranz

29 10%

Vampire Academy (2014)

"I thought it was a complete mess. I thought the teenage dialogue was puerile and that was a shame because Daniel Waters wrote the screenplay for HEATHERS, which is one of the really nice films about school but that was a long time ago."

Posted Mar 10, 2014

David Stratton

30 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."

Posted Mar 10, 2014

Margaret Pomeranz

31 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."

Posted Mar 10, 2014

Margaret Pomeranz

32 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."

Posted Mar 4, 2014

Margaret Pomeranz

33 97%

Bad Day at Black Rock (1955)

"This was an early CinemaScope film, and William Mellor frames it all beautifully. It's an outstanding thriller."

Posted Mar 4, 2014

David Stratton

34 91%

Le Week-End (2014)

"It's a film about real people. It's a film about all the things that I find, and I think probably you find too, interesting about, certainly, independent cinema these days."

Posted Mar 4, 2014

David Stratton

35 91%

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."

Posted Mar 4, 2014

Margaret Pomeranz

36 88%

The Wind Rises (2014)

"I actually thought the love story was very touching. "

Posted Feb 27, 2014

Margaret Pomeranz

37 88%

The Wind Rises (2014)

"On balance, THE WIND RISES is worth seeing especially for animation buffs and especially since it seems as though this will be the talented director's final film."

Posted Feb 27, 2014

David Stratton

38 60%

Non-Stop (2014)

"It's quite original and ingenious in plotting. "

Posted Feb 27, 2014

Margaret Pomeranz

39 60%

Non-Stop (2014)

"It all gets a bit TOO silly and improbable just before the end, but until then the film provides lovers of suspense with a nail-biting, sometimes very bumpy, ride."

Posted Feb 27, 2014

David Stratton

40 84%

The Ice Storm (1997)

"I think one of the things [Ang Lee] really specializes in is ensemble pieces like this one."

Posted Feb 27, 2014

David Stratton

41 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."

Posted Feb 27, 2014

Margaret Pomeranz

42 99%

Gloria (2014)

"Look, how often do we see films about people of this age finding love and particularly finding sex and so this is quite original from that point of view?"

Posted Feb 27, 2014

David Stratton

43 99%

Gloria (2014)

"This is what getting old is all about. GLORIA is nicely acted, nicely shot, it's just a teeny bit dull."

Posted Feb 27, 2014

Margaret Pomeranz

44 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."

Posted Feb 21, 2014

Margaret Pomeranz

45 42%

Night Train To Lisbon (2013)

"It's always a stretch for a movie to unfold in two time frames and have different actors play characters at different stages of their lives, and here the casting isn't entirely successful. "

Posted Feb 21, 2014

David Stratton

46 67%

How I Live Now (2013)

"I did not believe what was happening. I didn't particularly like the performances."

Posted Feb 18, 2014

Margaret Pomeranz

47 67%

How I Live Now (2013)

"Not having read the book on which this impressive film is based I was completely unprepared for the way the narrative developed."

Posted Feb 18, 2014

David Stratton

48 60%

Ender's Game (2013)

"It was a bit like standing in a room where someone is playing a video game on a screen and you're not actually taking part in it but you have to watch interminably this game being played and it's just really a bit boring. "

Posted Feb 18, 2014

David Stratton

49 60%

Ender's Game (2013)

"I thought this was a pretty witless affair."

Posted Feb 18, 2014

Margaret Pomeranz

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