At the Movies (Australia)

Rating Title | Year Quote Author
1 93%

American Hustle (2013)

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

Posted Feb 6, 2014

David Stratton

2 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

3 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

4 66%

The Railway Man (2014)

"This is an extraordinary film."

Posted Dec 23, 2013

David Stratton

5 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

6 79%

Saving Mr. Banks (2013)

"I thought it was quite sweet."

Posted Dec 23, 2013

David Stratton

7 79%

Saving Mr. Banks (2013)

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

Posted Dec 23, 2013

Margaret Pomeranz

8 92%

Philomena (2013)

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

Posted Dec 23, 2013

David Stratton

9 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

10 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

11 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

12 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

13 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

14 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

15 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

16 97%

12 Years a Slave (2013)

"This is an extraordinary film."

Posted Dec 20, 2013

David Stratton

17 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

18 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

19 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

20 97%

Gravity (2013)

"I was on the edge of my seat."

Posted Dec 18, 2013

Margaret Pomeranz

21 97%

Gravity (2013)

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

Posted Dec 18, 2013

David Stratton

22 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

23 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

24 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

25 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

26 85%

Mystery Road ()

"I think he's a wonderful filmmaker."

Posted Dec 17, 2013

Margaret Pomeranz

27 85%

Mystery Road ()

"MYSTERY ROAD is, indeed, a bit of a mystery - but there are so many wonderful elements to the film that you wish the confusions had been ironed out more satisfactorily."

Posted Dec 17, 2013

David Stratton

28 93%

The Hunt (2013)

"This is not a new story. However it's been handled superbly by Vinterberg working with co-screenwriter Tobias Lindholm. "

Posted Dec 16, 2013

Margaret Pomeranz

29 93%

Frances Ha (2013)

"Greta Gerwig is perhaps the most interesting of the younger American actresses working in films today, and she's wonderful as Frances in this black and white charmer from director Noah Baumbach."

Posted Dec 11, 2013

David Stratton

30 94%

It's a Wonderful Life (1946)

"I love it, corny as it may be, because it reminds every one of us that we all make contributions to the people around us, contributions we ourselves don't even realise."

Posted Dec 3, 2013

David Stratton

31 46%

Beautiful Creatures (2013)

"[Alice Englert] really is a terrific new star presence."

Posted Feb 22, 2013

David Stratton

32 46%

Beautiful Creatures (2013)

"It's the pleasing nature of the two young central characters that gives the film its heart and its ballast."

Posted Feb 22, 2013

Margaret Pomeranz

33 93%

Amour (2012)

"This is a profound look at love about a couple who have lived with each other for so many years, know each other so well and this terrible thing that is facing them and there's a serenity there which makes it even more moving, I think."

Posted Feb 22, 2013

David Stratton

34 93%

Amour (2012)

"It's Haneke's searing honesty and lack of sentimentality, and his talent as a writer-filmmaker that lifts this film to the heights of achievement. I know that the storyline may sound gloomy, the film is not. It is beyond wonderful."

Posted Feb 22, 2013

Margaret Pomeranz

35 63%

Anna Karenina (2012)

"Joe Wright uses the theatre and has the actors taking part in a stage production which then moves out into the real world. I think that's done beautifully."

Posted Feb 14, 2013

David Stratton

36 63%

Anna Karenina (2012)

"Well, Joe Wright has done it. His ANNA KARENINA is a triumph. "

Posted Feb 14, 2013

Margaret Pomeranz

37 70%

Liberal Arts (2012)

"he characters are interesting and, again, I really felt for the guy's dilemma whether to start a relationship with this much, much younger girl or not. "

Posted Dec 12, 2012

David Stratton

38 70%

Liberal Arts (2012)

"Josh Radnor is an actor who's not content to be just that. "

Posted Dec 12, 2012

Margaret Pomeranz

39 74%

Rise of the Guardians (2012)

"This lovely fantasy has been brought to beautiful 3D life by Peter Ramsey, the visual effects are really something. "

Posted Dec 12, 2012

Margaret Pomeranz

40 50%

Trouble with the Curve (2012)

"I was a bit underwhelmed by this, I must say."

Posted Dec 7, 2012

Margaret Pomeranz

41 50%

Trouble with the Curve (2012)

"Well, I have got nothing against a bit of ludditeism. You know I'm a big fan of Clint Eastwood. "

Posted Dec 7, 2012

David Stratton

42 49%

The Man With the Iron Fists (2012)

"It's so over the top that I just thought it was a hoot. "

Posted Dec 7, 2012

Margaret Pomeranz

43 49%

The Man With the Iron Fists (2012)

"Thank goodness for Russell Crowe who gives a sardonic, who-gives-a-damn performance as one of the good guys."

Posted Dec 7, 2012

David Stratton

44 70%

Celeste and Jesse Forever (2012)

"It's an example of a clever actress taking control of her career."

Posted Nov 29, 2012

Margaret Pomeranz

45 70%

Celeste and Jesse Forever (2012)

"Most romantic comedies begin with meeting cute and, by the end, after some ups and downs, wedding bells are probably in the offing. CELESTE AND JESSE FOREVER rings the changes."

Posted Nov 29, 2012

David Stratton

46 85%

The Perks of Being a Wallflower (2012)

"I think for a first film this guy who wrote the book and has adapted it for the screen has done a terrific job and I really found these characters sympathetic."

Posted Nov 29, 2012

David Stratton

47 85%

The Perks of Being a Wallflower (2012)

"Something's missing in this film. It just feels constructed and flat. And I found the casting uninspired as well."

Posted Nov 29, 2012

Margaret Pomeranz

48 92%

Skyfall (2012)

"Fabulous entertainment."

Posted Nov 22, 2012

Margaret Pomeranz

49 92%

Skyfall (2012)

"Breathes fresh life into the genre."

Posted Nov 22, 2012

David Stratton

50 64%

2 Days in New York (2012)

"I started out thinking this is really forced and then I thought it was really self consciously cute and then I thought it was really unfunny and then I got to the point of hating it and then I wanted her to die."

Posted Nov 22, 2012

Margaret Pomeranz

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