At the Movies (Australia)

Rating Title | Year Quote Author
1 82%

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

2 82%

Predestination (2015)

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

Posted Aug 27, 2014

David Stratton

3 93%

Felony ()

"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

4 93%

Felony ()

"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

5 48%

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

6 48%

Magic in the Moonlight (2014)

"Magic in the Moonlight is a romantic charmer."

Posted Aug 27, 2014

David Stratton

7 99%

Boyhood (2014)

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

Posted Aug 27, 2014

David Stratton

8 99%

Boyhood (2014)

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

Posted Aug 27, 2014

Margaret Pomeranz

9 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

10 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

11 ——

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

12 ——

Freedom ()

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

Posted Aug 20, 2014

Margaret Pomeranz

13 59%

Deepsea Challenge 3D (2014)

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

Posted Aug 20, 2014

David Stratton

14 59%

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

15 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

16 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

17 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

18 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

19 34%

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

20 34%

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

21 95%

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

22 95%

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

23 65%

The Hundred-Foot Journey (2014)

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

Posted Aug 14, 2014

Margaret Pomeranz

24 65%

The Hundred-Foot Journey (2014)

"I found the film mildly enjoyable."

Posted Aug 14, 2014

David Stratton

25 83%

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

26 83%

Begin Again (2014)

"There's a freshness to this film."

Posted Aug 8, 2014

Margaret Pomeranz

27 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

28 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

29 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

30 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

31 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

32 90%

Charlie's Country ()

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

Posted Jul 24, 2014

Jason Di Rosso

33 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

34 91%

Still Life ()

"The art direction is really good in it. "

Posted Jul 24, 2014

Jason Di Rosso

35 91%

Still Life ()

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

Posted Jul 24, 2014

Judith Lucy

36 52%

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

37 52%

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

38 100%

Once My Mother ()

"It moved me so emotionally."

Posted Jul 24, 2014

Jason Di Rosso

39 100%

Once My Mother ()

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

Posted Jul 24, 2014

Judith Lucy

40 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

41 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

42 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

43 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

44 5%

Paranoia (2013)

"It's rather a slight affair."

Posted Jul 23, 2014

David Stratton

45 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

46 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

47 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

48 98%

Jaws (1975)

"It's just such a good film."

Posted Jul 18, 2014

Jason Di Rosso

49 98%

Jaws (1975)

"I still find this film pretty terrifying."

Posted Jul 18, 2014

Judith Lucy

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