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At the Movies (Australia)

Rating Title | Year Quote Author
1 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

2 50%

Age of the Uprising (2014)

"Mikkelsen is fine in the role, bringing to the part the gravitas and dogged persistence required."

Posted Mar 10, 2014

Margaret Pomeranz

3 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

4 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

5 89%

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

6 89%

The Wind Rises (2014)

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

Posted Feb 27, 2014

Margaret Pomeranz

7 89%

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

8 59%

Non-Stop (2014)

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

Posted Feb 27, 2014

Margaret Pomeranz

9 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

10 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

11 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

12 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

13 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

14 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

15 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

16 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

17 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

18 60%

Ender's Game (2013)

"I thought this was a pretty witless affair."

Posted Feb 18, 2014

Margaret Pomeranz

19 42%

Closed Circuit (2013)

"I think this moves at a rapid pace. I think it has got really good performances."

Posted Feb 18, 2014

Margaret Pomeranz

20 42%

Closed Circuit (2013)

"This is a genre I usually enjoy and while CLOSED CIRCUIT has some shortcomings it's a thought-provoking thriller."

Posted Feb 18, 2014

David Stratton

21 91%

Blue Is The Warmest Color (2013)

"Scene after scene brings truthfulness and insight into the at times difficult relationship. "

Posted Feb 18, 2014

David Stratton

22 92%

The Departed (2006)

"As cop thrillers go, this is the best in quite a while."

Posted Feb 11, 2014

David Stratton

23 92%

The Departed (2006)

"I think GoodFellas leaves this for dead, absolutely for dead."

Posted Feb 11, 2014

Margaret Pomeranz

24 93%

American Hustle (2013)

"Look, I think this is a fabulous film. "

Posted Feb 6, 2014

Margaret Pomeranz

25 93%

American Hustle (2013)

"One of the films of the year for me."

Posted Feb 6, 2014

David Stratton

26 64%

August: Osage County (2013)

"The film's director, John Wells... is never able to escape from the theatrical origins of this over-heated drama, though lovers of the Edward Albee style of marital confrontation will doubtless revel in the melodrama"

Posted Feb 6, 2014

David Stratton

27 98%

It Happened One Night (1934)

"It's funny, beautifully directed and acted and it's always been one of my favourites."

Posted Feb 3, 2014

Margaret Pomeranz

28 66%

The Railway Man (2014)

"This is an extraordinary film."

Posted Dec 23, 2013

David Stratton

29 66%

The Railway Man (2014)

"I was overwhelmed by it, I've got to tell you. It really cut deep with me."

Posted Dec 23, 2013

Margaret Pomeranz

30 79%

Saving Mr. Banks (2013)

"I thought it was quite sweet."

Posted Dec 23, 2013

David Stratton

31 79%

Saving Mr. Banks (2013)

"I actually found this film moving in a strange way. "

Posted Dec 23, 2013

Margaret Pomeranz

32 92%

Philomena (2013)

"One of the best purely British films of the year."

Posted Dec 23, 2013

David Stratton

33 92%

Philomena (2013)

"I think this is a really good film. You've got to admire Steve Coogan for the projects he takes on. "

Posted Dec 23, 2013

Margaret Pomeranz

34 50%

The Secret Life Of Walter Mitty (2013)

"I think he's made a beautiful job of it. It's his most visual film by far. "

Posted Dec 23, 2013

David Stratton

35 50%

The Secret Life Of Walter Mitty (2013)

"Stiller is a very, very interesting filmmaker. He's constantly trying to break out of where he is with the films that he makes and the films that he's in."

Posted Dec 23, 2013

Margaret Pomeranz

36 89%

Frozen (2013)

"Very traditional Disney, a loose adaptation of Hans Christian Anderson's "The Snow Queen", very beautifully animated and filled with rather old-fashioned songs. "

Posted Dec 23, 2013

David Stratton

37 89%

Frozen (2013)

"It's rather classic Disney. I think it's perfect for young kids in a lot of ways, except that it's rather dark."

Posted Dec 23, 2013

Margaret Pomeranz

38 94%

Inside Llewyn Davis (2013)

"Llewyn's misadventures, some funny some not, provide the meat in this thoroughly enjoyable film."

Posted Dec 20, 2013

David Stratton

39 94%

Inside Llewyn Davis (2013)

"I love the performance of Oscar Isaacs. I think he's really incredible in this."

Posted Dec 20, 2013

Margaret Pomeranz

40 97%

12 Years a Slave (2013)

"This is an extraordinary film."

Posted Dec 20, 2013

David Stratton

41 97%

12 Years a Slave (2013)

"I find [McQueen] extraordinary and I thought also what it was really about was the concept of man as a chattel."

Posted Dec 20, 2013

Margaret Pomeranz

42 75%

Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues (2013)

"Ron is back with more crazy adventures in a cheerfully hit-and-miss, guest star-packed romp. "

Posted Dec 20, 2013

David Stratton

43 75%

Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues (2013)

"I've come to grudgingly respect the talent that he brings to making these creatures believable."

Posted Dec 20, 2013

Margaret Pomeranz

44 97%

Gravity (2013)

"I was on the edge of my seat."

Posted Dec 18, 2013

Margaret Pomeranz

45 97%

Gravity (2013)

"Despite these flaws, Gravity is an amazing experience."

Posted Dec 18, 2013

David Stratton

46 84%

Upstream Color (2013)

"Iit's a film that I'd like to go back and look at again and give it a second go."

Posted Dec 17, 2013

David Stratton

47 84%

Upstream Color (2013)

"It's not that it's not intriguing, but Carruth has withheld any sense of glue or cohesion or even a clue as to what he's getting at."

Posted Dec 17, 2013

Margaret Pomeranz

48 98%

The Rocket (2014)

"There's this lovely sense of texture of a culture. There is a traditional narrative arc."

Posted Dec 17, 2013

Margaret Pomeranz

49 98%

The Rocket (2014)

"The film is not only a feel-good affair, though it certainly is that - it has something of significance to say."

Posted Dec 17, 2013

David Stratton

50 85%

Mystery Road ()

"I think he's a wonderful filmmaker."

Posted Dec 17, 2013

Margaret Pomeranz

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