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Triple J

Rating Title | Year Quote Author
1 82%

Scott Pilgrim vs. the World (2010)

"Perfectly interprets the world of a slacker through the language of all the pop-culture slacker's consume (games, comics, music) Also, it's an epic nerd-splosion of pure molten awesome. FTW."

Posted Aug 17, 2010

Marc Fennell

2 85%

Me and Orson Welles (2009)

"You're not going to have huge laughs or terrible sadness or excitement. It's a bittersweet love letter to thespians of old."

Posted Aug 6, 2010

Marc Fennell

3 86%

The Special Relationship (2010)

"The most unintentionally homoerotic film of the year. Eventually you start willing them to make out. Solid script. Slightly unconvincing Clinton performance from Quaid."

Posted Aug 6, 2010

Marc Fennell

4 75%

Greenberg (2010)

"A well-made movie filled with authentic moments of humour and insight, If only the central character wasn't such an unlikeable tool."

Posted Jul 26, 2010

Marc Fennell

5 86%

Inception (2010)

"Brain, meet spasm. Inception is the cleverest, most original use of a Blockbuster budget we've seen in years. Shame some of the characters are a bit underdeveloped."

Posted Jul 26, 2010

Marc Fennell

6 64%

Predators (2010)

"A tight, surprising, well made action flick that relishes in macho-ness."

Posted Jul 8, 2010

Marc Fennell

7 33%

Jusqu' toi ()

"Acut-price, transatlantic version of Amelie that keeps you at clinical distance, when you need to see the world through their eyes."

Posted Jul 8, 2010

Marc Fennell

8 66%

The Karate Kid (2010)

"A decent family film that shows how cultural accuracy is optional, hanging with strange old men is fine and all of life's problems can be solved with a roundhouse kick to the head."

Posted Jul 1, 2010

Marc Fennell

9 49%

The Twilight Saga: Eclipse (2010)

"Tighter, scarier; this is the best of the Twilight films. Which is a lot like saying that getting punched is better than being stabbed."

Posted Jul 1, 2010

Marc Fennell

10 99%

Toy Story 3 (2010)

"Funny, inventive, touching; flawless."

Posted Jun 26, 2010

Marc Fennell

11 97%

Animal Kingdom (2010)

"Smart, intense, tragic, blackly funny, atmospheric and freaking awesome."

Posted Jun 16, 2010

Marc Fennell

12 58%

Shrek Forever After (2010)

"As far as blatant milking of cash-cows go, it retains much of the heart and charm of the franchise, if not the cracking humour."

Posted Jun 16, 2010

Marc Fennell

13 76%

Kick-Ass (2010)

"Kick Ass. It's epic. Intimate. Genuine and genuinely messed-up."

Posted Apr 14, 2010

Marc Fennell

14 85%

A Single Man (2009)

"The movie wasn't so much directed as it was designed."

Posted Mar 1, 2010

Marc Fennell

15 91%

Up in the Air (2009)

"At its best when it finds humour and sadness in the grey areas between what is traditionally "right" and "wrong"."

Posted Feb 25, 2010

Marc Fennell

16 94%

In the Loop (2009)

"The plot isn't the most important part of this flick. It's about the characters and watching them screw up in the most stunning ways... It's the comedy of failure."

Posted Feb 25, 2010

Marc Fennell

17 91%

Precious: Based on the Novel Push by Sapphire (2009)

"It's a simple story, told well with some blinding performances."

Posted Feb 25, 2010

Marc Fennell

18 34%

The Wolfman (2010)

"You couldve recast the whole film with a row of totem poles and I'm not 100% sure anyone would've noticed the difference."

Posted Feb 25, 2010

Marc Fennell

19 67%

Away We Go (2009)

"The fact that director Sam Mendes always gives off the impression that he's oh-so-much-smarter than his characters doesn't help."

Posted Dec 7, 2009

Martyn Pedler

20 64%

The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus (2009)

"The beautiful special effects sequences can drag on, but Gilliam's crafted an intriguing, old-fashioned fairytale framework for them."

Posted Nov 2, 2009

Martyn Pedler

21 98%

Anvil! The Story of Anvil (2009)

"Anvil! has been described as the "real-life Spinal Tap", but it's sometimes more like a heavy metal remake of The Wrestler."

Posted Sep 6, 2009

Martyn Pedler

22 89%

Red Cliff (Chi Bi) (2009)

"Red Cliff marks his return to form with the most expensive Chinese-speaking film ever made."

Posted Jul 27, 2009

Martyn Pedler

23 93%

Last Ride (2012)

"The first half hour or so stumbles; the movie's so determined to avoid melodrama that it's too flat and too familiar. Once father and son are out in the remote countryside, though, something clicks."

Posted Jul 2, 2009

Martyn Pedler

24 65%

Watchmen (2009)

"It's not that the movie is bad -- it's definitely not a bad film. The source material, however had the makings of a BRILLIANT film."

Posted Mar 13, 2009

Marc Fennell

25 65%

Zack and Miri Make a Porno (2008)

"Zack and Miri may be a gross-out movie, but it's a damn clever one."

Posted Feb 27, 2009

Marc Fennell

26 68%

Revolutionary Road (2008)

"Sooner or later it becomes very hard to escape the sense that nothing actually happens in this film."

Posted Jan 22, 2009

Marc Fennell

27 94%

Slumdog Millionaire (2008)

"The climax was so tense I actually fell off my chair. And the ending had me in tears. Tears of joy."

Posted Dec 19, 2008

Marc Fennell

28 49%

Twilight (2008)

"If you're a fan of the book, I'm so sorry."

Posted Dec 19, 2008

Marc Fennell

29 55%

Australia (2008)

"The plot's key turning points have either too much or not enough emphasis and are often in the wrong spot."

Posted Dec 1, 2008

Marc Fennell

30 16%

Max Payne (2008)

"Max Payne. Epic Fail."

Posted Nov 7, 2008

Marc Fennell

31 61%

Newcastle (2008)

"It's flawed, but when Newcastle works, it rocks."

Posted Nov 7, 2008

Marc Fennell

32 1%

Disaster Movie (2008)

"Honestly, if the makers of this ever got serious about making web-based comedy, I reckon that they would absolutely rock it."

Posted Oct 3, 2008

Marc Fennell

33 26%

Eagle Eye (2008)

"Without giving anything away, let's just say that the ending of Eagle Eye is about as subtle as being impaled to death by an American flag."

Posted Sep 26, 2008

Marc Fennell

34 96%

Waltz with Bashir (2008)

"You're constantly aware of the fluidity of memory, without being seriously distracted by it."

Posted Sep 26, 2008

Marc Fennell

35 94%

Not Quite Hollywood: The Wild, Untold Story of Ozploitation! (2008)

"You sense that we still only view something 'Aussie' as being impressive after a foreigner validates it."

Posted Sep 26, 2008

Marc Fennell

36 94%

The Dark Knight (2008)

"Oh, and if skin-crawling performances, complex storytelling, and profound ideas don't do it for you...did I mention that the film is completely badass?"

Posted Jul 17, 2008

Marc Fennell

37 93%

Iron Man (2008)

"Ironman is great fun, but it could've been better. And judging by interviews with director Jon Favreau the sequel sounds like it'll be a corker."

Posted Jun 8, 2008

Marc Fennell

38 81%

Lars and the Real Girl (2007)

"It's a movie driving in neutral. It never really gets as clever, as emotional or as funny as I wanted it too."

Posted Jun 8, 2008

Marc Fennell

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