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Rating Title | Year Quote Author
1 95%

Snowpiercer (2014)

"Snowpiercer wears its inspirations on its sleeve, but the cumulative effect of it all results in something truly unique. It may not be The Host, but it is something I've never seen before, and that is a treat in itself."

Posted Aug 26, 2014

Simon Miraudo

2 79%

The Birdcage (1996)

"The Birdcage grossed nearly $200 million worldwide in 1996, and that is significant. Box Office Mojo says it's the highest grossing queer film of all time, though they're not counting Frozen and 300, and they probably should. "

Posted Aug 24, 2014

Simon Miraudo

3 48%

Magic in the Moonlight (2014)

"Magic in the Moonlight sees Woody Allen putting the least amount of effort into enchanting audiences at a time when he really needs to work a little harder for their love."

Posted Aug 24, 2014

Simon Miraudo

4 71%

The Inbetweeners Movie 2 ()

"Australia becomes the unlucky country in The Inbetweeners 2, getting its biggest ribbing since The Simpsons invaded our shores. "

Posted Aug 20, 2014

Simon Miraudo

5 88%

Awakenings (1990)

"a curiously-underloved film... Awakenings will get a re-evaluation in the wake of Williams' passing, and that's great. It's just a tragedy it took a tragedy to precipitate it."

Posted Aug 17, 2014

Simon Miraudo

6 45%

All Cheerleaders Die (2014)

"[The directors have] way too much fun gruesomely dispatching the female characters who have suddenly lost all of the pluck, humour, and cheerleading spirit they spent the first hour attempting to instill in them."

Posted Aug 15, 2014

Glenn Dunks

7 79%

Sophie's Choice (1982)

"And while Meryl Streep's performance is largely worthy of its laurels ... the film around it is much harder to forgive. Beyond Streep, Sophie's Choice is little more than a tediously assembled WWII drama of interminable length."

Posted Aug 15, 2014

Glenn Dunks

8 95%

20,000 Days on Earth (2014)

"Nick Cave, the man, the myth, the legend, reaffirms his status as those last two things, at least, in 20,000 Days on Earth... [It's] mischievous and magnificent, like the man himself."

Posted Aug 14, 2014

Simon Miraudo

9 ——

Appropriate Behavior (2015)

"Appropriate Behavior is the sexy, soulful, snarky directorial debut of writer and star Desiree Akhavan... If this is her Tiny Furniture, expect more great things to come."

Posted Aug 7, 2014

Simon Miraudo

10 18%

Sex Tape (2014)

"A farce that doesn't use, say, The Lady Eve, The 40-Year-Old Virgin or even Carry On Camping as its benchmarks, instead only hoping to out-funny the pictures of Andrei Tarkovsky, that video Werner Herzog won't let us see, and the concept of famine."

Posted Aug 7, 2014

Simon Miraudo

11 92%

Guardians of the Galaxy (2014)

"When Guardians of the Galaxy is firing on all cylinders, you'll think there's nothing better in this world, or any other."

Posted Aug 5, 2014

Simon Miraudo

12 93%

Blue Velvet (1986)

"To watch [Lynch's] 1986 neo-noir masterpiece Blue Velvet is to be plunged headfirst into the mind of an extraordinary filmmaker ... who made one of the finest dissections of the American mythos yet seen."

Posted Aug 4, 2014

Glenn Dunks

13 76%

The Congress (2014)

"The Congress is where brutal reality meets impossible fantasy, Tex Avery meets Studio Ghibli, and director Ari Folman meets actress Robin Wright, resulting in, at the very least, a truly unique cinematic experience."

Posted Aug 1, 2014

Simon Miraudo

14 66%

Lucy (2014)

"Like a vitamin sticking out of a sundae, Lucy smuggles important questions within its rambunctious, dizzy-making set pieces. And through it all, Johansson remains totally compelling. Lucy is too much fun."

Posted Aug 1, 2014

Simon Miraudo

15 82%

Predestination (2015)

"Predestination is a wildly, weirdly rollicking ride. Underestimate the Spierigs - experts at turning trashy genre excursions into fare that's exhilarating, entertaining and profoundly thoughtful - at your own peril."

Posted Jul 31, 2014

Simon Miraudo

16 94%

These Final Hours ()

"There's never been an end-of-days movie quite like These Final Hours before, an anything-goes orgy of grief, savagery, and sex, with just enough humanity to remind us why maybe farewelling mankind would be a shame after all. "

Posted Jul 28, 2014

Simon Miraudo

17 60%

Non-Stop (2014)

"For a good 80 minutes, Non-Stop delivers exactly what the title promises - an escalating series of exciting set-pieces with a great, mysterious backbone. This is top grade Hollywood entertainment."

Posted Jul 23, 2014

Richard Haridy

18 29%

Pompeii (2014)

"Sure, every character beat is hammy and predictable, but hey, not everything can be fine dining. Sometimes you just want a good cheeseburger and fries."

Posted Jul 23, 2014

Richard Haridy

19 91%

Still Life ()

"[Pasolini's] unassuming balance of the touching and melancholy is rather enchanting."

Posted Jul 22, 2014

Glenn Dunks

20 28%

Deliver Us from Evil (2014)

"Deliver Us From Evil may indeed be a marvel of sound design, but it's otherwise three miracles short of a canonisation."

Posted Jul 20, 2014

Simon Miraudo

21 ——

Lawrence & Holloman ()

"More anti-human than Antichrist, Matthew Kowalchuck's beyond-black comedy Lawrence & Holloman asks us to revel in the largely-unsuccessful emotional torture of a jerk by a sociopath. And they said cinema had run out of heroes. "

Posted Jul 8, 2014

Simon Miraudo

22 90%

Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes (2014)

"If we should take anything away from the terse title characters of Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, it's the power of brevity. So, here's my review: Apes together strong. Sequel merely solid. "

Posted Jul 8, 2014

Simon Miraudo

23 80%

Ginger & Rosa (2013)

"Ginger and Rosa is a small flick that reminds audiences how exciting it is to see raw and sincere performances despite what kind of package they're delivered in"

Posted Jul 7, 2014

Jess Lomas

24 99%

The Missing Picture (2014)

"The Missing Picture is a haunting and sobering documentary that not only mesmerises with its narrative but also impresses with its collage of techniques that merge seamlessly to give us something truly unique on screen."

Posted Jul 7, 2014

Jess Lomas

25 41%

Divergent (2014)

"Tris is no Katniss Everdeen, and Divergent is a better film for not trying to impersonate a similar trilogy. It won't excite the world to the extent of The Hunger Games but this more humble offering is nevertheless exciting, fun and satisfying."

Posted Jul 7, 2014

Jess Lomas

26 85%

Batman Begins (2005)

"It's a refreshing approach to the genre, even when revisiting years later, in an era inundated with superhero movies where each tries to better the last's visual effects budget."

Posted Jul 7, 2014

Jess Lomas

27 70%

52 Tuesdays ()

"The movie stands out for all of the right reasons. It's a breath of fresh air, especially within the Australian industry, and not just because of its unique approach to shooting. "

Posted Jul 7, 2014

Jess Lomas

28 83%

The Bourne Identity (2002)

"Whether you consider it a smart thriller or a paint-by-numbers spy caper, The Bourne Identity is a dynamic interpretation of Robert Ludlum's bestselling novel."

Posted Jul 7, 2014

Jess Lomas

29 33%

A Million Ways to Die in the West (2014)

"There's no depth to what you see on screen here: MacFarlane is simply doing what he does best; delivering cheap laughs as he continues to try and push the boundaries."

Posted Jul 7, 2014

Jess Lomas

30 10%

Grace Of Monaco ()

"The picture anesthetises you into boredom with its inflated sense of purpose, missing an opportunity, whether as a biopic or an artistic drama, to both honour Kelly's memory and entertain modern audiences."

Posted Jul 7, 2014

Jess Lomas

31 76%

The Pirate Fairy (2014)

"At its core, underneath the swashbuckling adventure, Tinker Bell and the Pirate Fairy is a thoughtful tale of female friendship, of appreciating individuality, opening one's mind to new possibilities and always believing in second chances."

Posted Jul 7, 2014

Jess Lomas

32 83%

Belle & Sebastian (2013)

"A tale of innocence and companionship that is thankfully nowhere near as traumatic as Old Yeller."

Posted Jul 7, 2014

Jess Lomas

33 96%

The Lunchbox (2014)

"The Lunchbox is the kind of picture that envelopes you like a warm blanket, charming you with its slow-building affection and life-altering curries."

Posted Jul 7, 2014

Jess Lomas

34 ——

Wetlands (2014)

"Wetlands takes a gross thing, teenagerdom, and makes it grosser, which is like setting out to make an especially revolting movie about your last bout of conjunctivitis: any memory of the experience is probably potent enough."

Posted Jul 6, 2014

Simon Miraudo

35 86%

Under the Skin (2014)

"Stunning to behold, often impossible-seeming, hypnotic and profoundly affecting, Under the Skin achieves what some sci-fi films could only ever dream of: actually taking us to another universe entirely."

Posted Jul 4, 2014

Simon Miraudo

36 95%

Finding Vivian Maier (2014)

"Something like a cross between Stories We Tell... and Frank... Finding Vivian Maier is an exquisite portrait of an almost-lost icon."

Posted Jul 3, 2014

Simon Miraudo

37 15%

Endless Love (2014)

"for a younger audience seeking out a serious exploration of teen sexuality, Endless Love will prove to be soporific and - most disappointing of all - sexually tepid and timid."

Posted Jul 2, 2014

Glenn Dunks

38 9%

Vampire Academy (2014)

"Rarely have I felt such disconnect between material and the actors tasked with performing it as I did with Mark Waters' Vampire Academy."

Posted Jul 2, 2014

Glenn Dunks

39 86%

Joe (2014)

"Nicolas Cage is as if the question "Turn down for what?" took human form and then starred in a bunch of direct-to-DVD thrillers. For him, there is no such thing as a 'phoned-in' performance."

Posted Jul 1, 2014

Simon Miraudo

40 53%

Jersey Boys (2014)

"There might not be a sadder image in 2014 than the cast of Jersey Boys awaiting their ovation as a half-empty matinee clears out, sporadically-clapping, maybe, out of obligation."

Posted Jun 30, 2014

Simon Miraudo

41 53%

Out of the Furnace (2013)

"Almost as if attempting to recreate the setting of a Bruce Springsteen song ... it's wonderful to look at if not necessarily to watch."

Posted Jun 30, 2014

Glenn Dunks

42 14%

Rage (2014)

"If you are going to make a B-grade exploitation piece you need to go for excess and insanity. Tokarev commits the ultimate movie sin: it makes a Nicolas Cage revenge thriller simply boring."

Posted Jun 25, 2014

Richard Haridy

43 29%

3 Days To Kill (2014)

"3 Days to Kill is a frequently bizarre, never boring mash-up that doesn't come together yet perfectly encapsulates everything both good and bad about Luc Besson's recent output"

Posted Jun 25, 2014

Richard Haridy

44 90%

Edge of Tomorrow (2014)

"Edge of Tomorrow is an ingenious action-comedy about how frequently movie heroes would actually die if they attempted that much crazy s***."

Posted Jun 23, 2014

Simon Miraudo

45 84%

22 Jump Street (2014)

"I'd like to report a murder. The buddy-cop comedy is dead, drowned in a sea of d*** jokes by directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller. Hey, at least it died doing what it loved. "

Posted Jun 17, 2014

Simon Miraudo

46 89%

Willow Creek (2014)

"It's damn good. Believe it... [Willow Creek is] a break-up movie, really; just one in which a mysterious monster assists in the breaking."

Posted Jun 12, 2014

Simon Miraudo

47 ——

Mahi va gorbeh (Fish & Cat) ()

"The rare example of when it's fun to be f***ed with. Frankly, you can't buy reveals as good as Fish & Cat's got."

Posted Jun 12, 2014

Simon Miraudo

48 100%

Mommy ()

"The most accomplished consummation yet of [Dolan's] thematic fascinations, cinematographic realisations, and pop art aspirations, which is a long way of saying it's f***ing excellent."

Posted Jun 12, 2014

Simon Miraudo

49 72%

Palo Alto (2014)

"James Franco's unintentionally-LOL-worthy collection of short stories has been condensed, refined, & infinitely bettered by writer-director Gia Coppola, who, as you can imagine from her stock, is more than capable of sorting the wheat from Franco's chaff."

Posted Jun 12, 2014

Simon Miraudo

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