Authors

Trespass

Rating Title | Year Quote Author
1 88%

Gone Girl (2014)

"Over the top by design, Gone Girl is delightfully lurid without ever feeling exploitative."

Posted Oct 16, 2014

Alex Doenau

2 86%

The Conjuring (2013)

"The Conjuring simply takes a standard story comprised of the usual components, and with warmth and commitment makes them not just palatable, but successful."

Posted Oct 14, 2014

Sarah Ward

3 66%

Lucy (2014)

"Besson has taken a silly concept and elevated it to a level that can best be described as insane poetry."

Posted Aug 7, 2014

Alex Doenau

4 No Score Yet

Aussie Rules The World ()

"That the well-meaning film is an advertisement more than an investigation can't be overcome."

Posted Aug 1, 2014

Sarah Ward

5 100%

All This Mayhem ()

"Rare is the feat that both as well as All This Mayhem achieves, however: transcending whatever level of care or lack thereof the viewer has for the central activity to elicit a deep, destroying investment in the events dissected and figures immortalised."

Posted Aug 1, 2014

Sarah Ward

6 60%

Hercules (2014)

"It's that sense of the economical and not-too-serious that flows from Johnson once more - think fun, not grim, bucking the current trend towards self-importance."

Posted Jul 24, 2014

Sarah Ward

7 13%

Winter's Tale (2014)

"A fairy tale concept enlivened with average special effects, a plight predicated upon purportedly epic affection rendered with the most rote and unearned of emotion, and a tale supposedly larger-than-life but lacking in enthusiasm or investment."

Posted Feb 21, 2014

Sarah Ward

8 34%

Labor Day (2014)

"Good intentions are not enough to make it work on any of the levels it was designed to, and there's only so much of Winslet and Brolin looking sad that you can substitute for substance."

Posted Feb 21, 2014

Alex Doenau

9 91%

Blue Is The Warmest Color (2013)

"It is not cheerful, hopeful, or profound: it just is."

Posted Feb 21, 2014

Alex Doenau

10 93%

Dallas Buyers Club (2013)

"Films can be lifted by their performances, just as careers can be resurrected by the embrace of difficult choices. Though grounded by a resonant real-life story of struggle and survival, Dallas Buyers Club offers an example of both."

Posted Feb 21, 2014

Sarah Ward

11 23%

That Awkward Moment (2014)

"[That Awkard Moment] has nothing particularly special about it, but it's pleasant, it's funny, and it features young and pretty people learning how to be sensible adults."

Posted Feb 21, 2014

Alex Doenau

12 75%

Lone Survivor (2014)

"Though the film predictably finishes on just one of its number, it is in the many that Lone Survivor's components best succeed."

Posted Feb 21, 2014

Sarah Ward

13 15%

Endless Love (2014)

"Feste is not exactly a masterful button pusher, but she has a clear goal in mind and she achieves it admirably."

Posted Feb 21, 2014

Alex Doenau

14 93%

The Past (2013)

"There are only so many spats that you can sit through before you realise it's difficult to care for the outcome, no matter how twisted it is."

Posted Feb 21, 2014

Alex Doenau

15 98%

The Rocket (2014)

"The Rocket was designed as a crowd pleaser, and it does that: it combines the danger of the unknown with the safety of feel-good narrative expectations for film festival success, and perhaps even general release victory."

Posted Dec 17, 2013

Alex Doenau

16 91%

Mystery Road (2014)

"There simply isn't enough dynamism to justify Sen's story. Australian movies have to work harder to secure audiences beyond those who go to them out of a sense of duty or worthiness; Mystery Road simply doesn't go that far."

Posted Dec 17, 2013

Alex Doenau

17 35%

Larry Crowne (2011)

"Hanks' dorky routine - right on through to the ridiculous ELO-soundtracked end credits as he and Roberts drives around on a scooter in front of a green screen - is thankfully not as draining as one may assume."

Posted Sep 15, 2013

Glenn Dunks

18 45%

Bad Teacher (2011)

"[S]ucceeds due to the sheer determination of its towering lead performance... Diaz and her supporting cast routinely spin gold out of innocuous moments with blunt force dialogue delivery and physical determination."

Posted Sep 15, 2013

Glenn Dunks

19 90%

The Illusionist (L'illusionniste) (2010)

"An 80-minute, hand-drawn animated French film without dialogue and with one of the most depressing finale acts ever committed to celluloid: this is The Illusionist. It's also some sort of divine masterpiece."

Posted Sep 15, 2013

Glenn Dunks

20 85%

Old Joy (2006)

"Old Joy is a weaker effort than Meek's Cutoff and Wendy and Lucy, sure, but still a key early step in the career of this impressive filmmaker."

Posted Sep 15, 2013

Glenn Dunks

21 85%

Wendy and Lucy (2008)

"The final scenes will tear your heart out, but perhaps not in the way you expect."

Posted Sep 15, 2013

Glenn Dunks

22 85%

Meek's Cutoff (2011)

"Reichardt's film is - to put it simply - a masterpiece."

Posted Sep 15, 2013

Glenn Dunks

23 94%

Two-Lane Blacktop (1971)

"[It] remains a vital piece of filmmaking "

Posted Sep 15, 2013

Glenn Dunks

24 95%

American Graffiti (1973)

"Nearly 40 years later it still plays as a loose and vibrant testament to an era that is so distinctly America."

Posted Sep 15, 2013

Glenn Dunks

25 51%

Brighton Rock (2011)

"Joffe's removal of the story from the classical theatricality of the 1930s to the more contemporary and hip aesthetic of the 1960s just doesn't work in all the ways he may have intended. "

Posted Sep 15, 2013

Glenn Dunks

26 80%

Smash His Camera (2010)

"Smash His Camera is a treasure trove for old Hollywood obsessives."

Posted Sep 15, 2013

Glenn Dunks

27 89%

Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives (2011)

"Weerasethakul's sixth feature is a typically slowburning experience of art cinema that doesn't feature a single spoken word until eight minutes in and is as equally enchanting as it is infuriating."

Posted Sep 15, 2013

Glenn Dunks

28 59%

Kaboom (2011)

"Araki has crafted an entertaining, violently funny movie that's amongst his best work yet."

Posted Sep 15, 2013

Glenn Dunks

29 83%

Copacabana (2010)

"The film finds occasional big laughs out of Huppert's observations of those around her and eventually warms the audience to this character."

Posted Sep 15, 2013

Glenn Dunks

30 86%

Unstoppable (2010)

"Unstoppable is the sort of movie in which characters recite dialogue like 'we're not talking about a train, we're talking about a missile the size of The Chrysler Building'... an incredibly fun time at the cinema."

Posted Sep 15, 2013

Glenn Dunks

31 73%

Piranha 3-D (2010)

"Filled with recognisable faces, packed with excessive blood and gore and jokes as corny as they are hilarious, Piranha 3D is, if nothing else, the most honest and unpretentious piece of filmmaking of 2010."

Posted Sep 15, 2013

Glenn Dunks

32 67%

Broderskab (Brotherhood) (2010)

"A compelling look at Denmark's hidden race issues and proves to be a stunning, teary-eyed romance between the most unlikely of characters"

Posted Sep 15, 2013

Glenn Dunks

33 72%

I Love You Phillip Morris (2010)

"[E]asily one of the best comedies of the last several years."

Posted Sep 15, 2013

Glenn Dunks

34 78%

Red Hill (2010)

"The production values are first rate and the action, heavenly influenced by old-fashioned westerns, is brutal and perfectly staged."

Posted Sep 15, 2013

Glenn Dunks

35 88%

Machete Maidens Unleashed! (2011)

"This unofficial sequel to Not Quite Hollywood isn't as enjoyable as that title, its selection of films is less varied and less passionately produced, but it is still a wild and hysterical time at the movies."

Posted Sep 15, 2013

Glenn Dunks

36 99%

Toy Story 3 (2010)

"Consider it one last farewell to the innocence of youth and bid adieu to this Story."

Posted Sep 15, 2013

Glenn Dunks

37 63%

Hot Tub Time Machine (2010)

"What Hot Tub Time Machine critically lacks is any sense of wit in its humour. Vomit, urination, male nudity and gay panic jokes take up a large amount of the film's time."

Posted Sep 15, 2013

Glenn Dunks

38 43%

Robin Hood (2010)

"It's a prequel of sorts to the popular folklore, a prequel that nobody asked for."

Posted Sep 15, 2013

Glenn Dunks

39 35%

New York, I Love You (2009)

"Cinema-goers won't find much to dig their teeth into with this disappointing collection of shorts. "

Posted Sep 15, 2013

Glenn Dunks

40 80%

I Am Love (2010)

" anybody who wants to experience cinema at its most cinematic and grand should rush and experience it for themselves. It is a truly stunning motion picture and one that ranks as the best film 2010 has so far offered."

Posted Sep 15, 2013

Glenn Dunks

41 85%

A Single Man (2009)

"Ford's film is an addict for prettiness and in the process resembles an excessively over-designed photo shoot rather than a film."

Posted Sep 15, 2013

Glenn Dunks

42 34%

The Wolfman (2010)

"Who would have thought that only six weeks into 2010 we would have a contender for worst film of the year?"

Posted Sep 15, 2013

Glenn Dunks

43 70%

Friends With Benefits (2011)

"An abominable beast of a film."

Posted Sep 8, 2013

Glenn Dunks

44 92%

Senna (2011)

"[Director Asif Kapadia] allows his documentary gaze to fall upon the sport of motor-racing in this thrilling exploration into the life of a man who aimed to do as much for those less fortunate as he than he did for the sport."

Posted Sep 8, 2013

Glenn Dunks

45 96%

Cave of Forgotten Dreams (2011)

"Fascinating artworks by early man, sure, but they're let down by Herzog's long, rambling soliloquies about the history of homosapiens, albino crocodiles, and Baywatch... These sequences would have been right at home in a 45-minute IMAX film. "

Posted Sep 8, 2013

Glenn Dunks

46 80%

Higher Ground (2011)

"Higher Ground is a fantastic debut for Farmiga."

Posted Sep 8, 2013

Glenn Dunks

47 58%

Red State (2011)

"Smith's greatest failure with Red State is that he will provide Fred Phelps with an even bigger ego to go along with the boosted Google alerts he is bound to receive."

Posted Sep 8, 2013

Glenn Dunks

48 83%

Warrior (2011)

"Director Gavin O'Connor tries sprucing up the material by swapping out boxing for mixed martial arts, but it's still the same old story told the same old way. At least Real Steel had robots."

Posted Sep 8, 2013

Glenn Dunks

49 58%

Don't Be Afraid Of The Dark (2011)

"If the scares aren't all quite as effective as the rest of the film, then there's still plenty to tickle the nerves of a less jaded horror fan."

Posted Sep 8, 2013

Glenn Dunks