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Alex Casey

Alex Casey
Alex Casey's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): New Zealand Herald, Flicks.co.nz

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
2/5 68% Victoria & Abdul (2017) Feels like it could be the death knell of the middling monarch movie genre altogether.‐ Flicks.co.nz
Read More | Posted Sep 13, 2017
4/5 93% Hotel Coolgardie (2016) A nuanced portrait of power, gender and crushing small town sadness.‐ Flicks.co.nz
Read More | Posted Jun 25, 2017
3/5 100% Rosalie Blum (2016) It's definitely the kind of old-school screwball comedy that makes you do a weird half smile like a drunk person.‐ Flicks.co.nz
Read More | Posted Jun 8, 2017
3/5 16% The Mummy (2017) You're in for some big, dumb, freaky fun.‐ Flicks.co.nz
Read More | Posted Jun 8, 2017
3.5/5 80% Colossal (2017) Colossal is an odd film that may feel disorienting to some, but it's also a totally original conceit that dares to tackle a little thing in a gigantic way. ‐ New Zealand Herald
Read More | Posted May 4, 2017
44% Ghost in the Shell (2017) It's slick, enjoyably brutal and beautiful but, just like its protagonist, feels like it lost a little bit of soul somewhere along the way.‐ New Zealand Herald
Read More | Posted Apr 6, 2017
3/5 71% Beauty and the Beast (2017) Everything else remains entirely the same out of either laziness or a fear of redneck audiences screaming at the changing world around them.‐ Flicks.co.nz
Read More | Posted Mar 29, 2017
3/5 No Score Yet Gary of the Pacific (2017) Sure, Gary and the Pacific has enough in it to enjoy, but you can't help but sense at times that it is simply treading safe waters instead of taking the plunge.‐ New Zealand Herald
Read More | Posted Mar 23, 2017
93% Logan (2017) You don't need to like superheroes to enjoy this film, you just need to know that it will leave you welling up with tears and clutching your loved ones, which is a momentous achievement for any blockbuster indeed.‐ New Zealand Herald
Read More | Posted Mar 16, 2017
4/5 74% The Congress (2014) It flits between hallucinatory animation and 'reality', giving small moments of relief and attempting to anchor the story in a desolate Los Angeles.‐ Flicks.co.nz
Read More | Posted Mar 10, 2017
4/5 93% The Eagle Huntress (2016) It's a visually exquisite film, a father-daughter love story and a must-see feminist fable for the whole family.‐ Flicks.co.nz
Read More | Posted Mar 10, 2017
3/5 86% Adieu au langage (Goodbye to Language) (2014) A particularly painful scene featuring a loud scratchy quill on loud scratchy parchment made my hair and teeth feel very very loose. I think that's what J.L.G wanted, though.‐ Flicks.co.nz
Read More | Posted Mar 10, 2017
4/5 83% The Double (2014) There are many hilarious gags and performances (the TV show within the film is spectacular), but the film is also full of devastatingly sad moments of loneliness that will leave you feeling like a wooden Pinocchio.‐ Flicks.co.nz
Read More | Posted Mar 10, 2017
4/5 85% Lion (2016) Lion is an astounding, all-encompassing story of hope, determination and dumb luck that will leave you both crying like a baby and clapping like a seal once the credits roll.‐ Flicks.co.nz
Read More | Posted Mar 10, 2017
3/5 73% Sing (2016) [Sing is] taking the delightful animal world of Zootopia, stripping it of its complex moral teachings, and chucking in a whole lot of absolute pop bangers to boot.‐ Flicks.co.nz
Read More | Posted Mar 10, 2017
3/5 59% Allied (2016) There's no denying the pair's dazzling old Hollywood star power is well-suited to a film clearly in love with the era.‐ Flicks.co.nz
Read More | Posted Mar 10, 2017
4/5 88% Kumiko, the Treasure Hunter (2015) With sparse dialogue, the film hinges on an incredible performance from Rinko Kikuchi as office-girl outsider Kumiko, who can hurt your heart with just a little flick of her eye.‐ Flicks.co.nz
Read More | Posted Mar 10, 2017
79% T2 Trainspotting (2017) T2 is enjoyable enough as a film, and I am sure that those who Trainspotting resonated most with will slip back into the world gleefully, as into an old pair of slippers. But as a sequel to an era-defining pop culture touchstone, it falls a little flat. ‐ New Zealand Herald
Read More | Posted Mar 10, 2017
1.5/5 7% Rings (2017) Rings is cursed from the outset, doomed by the same technology in which the franchise once thrived.‐ New Zealand Herald
Read More | Posted Mar 9, 2017
3.5/5 93% Fences (2016) Fences is a poignant domestic drama that takes its time and seldom cuts corners, the dialogue sprawling and spiking in a way that seems much better suited to the stage than what we are used to seeing on the snackable big screen.‐ New Zealand Herald
Read More | Posted Feb 22, 2017
3/5 74% Split (2017) In a twist as sharp as the ending to each of his cinematic creations, M. Night Shyamalan returns to form with film that actually isn't terrible in Split.‐ New Zealand Herald
Read More | Posted Feb 22, 2017
4/5 95% Manchester by the Sea (2016) Manchester by the Sea is a quiet, contemplative film that blends the most extreme depths of mourning with lashings of playful humour and explosions of anger. ‐ New Zealand Herald
Read More | Posted Feb 22, 2017
5/5 98% Moonlight (2016) Cinematic experiences like this don't come around very often, where you bear witness to a vision that feels both completely fresh, and as universal and deeply personal as film-making can get.‐ New Zealand Herald
Read More | Posted Feb 22, 2017
4/5 88% Jackie (2016) Jackie is a mesmerising tour de force, as brutal as it is gentle and as jaw-droppingly gorgeous as it is bleak.‐ New Zealand Herald
Read More | Posted Feb 22, 2017
1/5 30% Passengers (2016) Not only is it a terrible film, but it is built upon the most disturbing premise I've encountered in the cinema in a long time.‐ New Zealand Herald
Read More | Posted Feb 21, 2017
2.5/5 40% Office Christmas Party (2016) There are large impressive stunts, pratfalls and chaos, but seldom does Office Christmas Party ever actually shock or delight in the way that it thinks it does.‐ New Zealand Herald
Read More | Posted Feb 21, 2017
3.5/5 83% The Founder (2017) What makes The Founder more than just your average Jobs-style mogul biopic is how it places Michael Keaton's Ray Kroc at the centre of the film, inviting him to be both the hero and the villain. ‐ New Zealand Herald
Read More | Posted Feb 21, 2017
4.5/5 73% Nocturnal Animals (2016) Nocturnal Animals traverses lithely across various fields of the human experience, from loneliness to revenge, trauma, to an increasingly disposable society.‐ New Zealand Herald
Read More | Posted Feb 17, 2017
2.5/5 59% The Light Between Oceans (2016) It's a shame that within such beauty lies a pretty gloomy story, one that foolishly trusts the audience will get behind the whole stealing-a-baby concept. I didn't, and I got very bored.‐ New Zealand Herald
Read More | Posted Feb 17, 2017
4.5/5 92% I, Daniel Blake (2017) Told bluntly but with the utmost in dignity and empathy, this is a film that has the power to change minds and shift preconceived perceptions. ‐ New Zealand Herald
Read More | Posted Feb 17, 2017
4/5 99% Under The Shadow (2016) With a minimal budget, [Babak] Anvari still manages to deliver a wholly unnerving universe. ‐ New Zealand Herald
Read More | Posted Feb 17, 2017
85% Sully (2016) Just like Flight 1549 itself, Sully starts off fine but doesn't quite seem to land exactly as planned.‐ New Zealand Herald
Read More | Posted Feb 17, 2017
3/5 58% Bad Moms (2016) There are certainly golden moments, but the pop culture references can be heavy-handed and the gags often feel too drawn-out.‐ New Zealand Herald
Read More | Posted Feb 17, 2017
3.5/5 78% The Shallows (2016) It's no Jaws, but The Shallows is still a viciously, violently fun wave to ride.‐ New Zealand Herald
Read More | Posted Feb 17, 2017
60% Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie (2016) You'd hope it would have matured like a fine vintage champagne, but unfortunately Absolutely Fabulous is one franchise that hasn't aged well.‐ New Zealand Herald
Read More | Posted Feb 17, 2017
74% Ghostbusters (2016) It's a lot of fun, and allows each of the women to showcase their different comedic stylings whilst going up against "the man" (both literally and figuratively) ‐ New Zealand Herald
Read More | Posted Feb 17, 2017
75% The BFG (2016) The BFG is visually stunning and laugh-out-loud funny at times, but lacks the beloved bite of other Dahl film adaptations.‐ New Zealand Herald
Read More | Posted Feb 17, 2017
36% The Legend of Tarzan (2016) Although uneven at times, The Legend of Tarzan lends an important historical context to the notorious character, which makes it worth a look. ‐ New Zealand Herald
Read More | Posted Feb 17, 2017
94% Finding Dory (2016) Finding Dory, perhaps in a similar vein to this year's forward-thinking Zootopia, ventures into some interesting social territories where Finding Nemo did not.‐ New Zealand Herald
Read More | Posted Feb 16, 2017
33% Now You See Me 2 (2016) Perhaps the greatest trick the Now You See Me franchise ever pulled was roping in so many acclaimed actors to prance around doing magic tricks and repeatedly saying things like "seeing is believing" without even the slightest of giggles.‐ New Zealand Herald
Read More | Posted Feb 16, 2017
92% The Nice Guys (2016) There's just as many laughs as there are gunshots and Gosling's slapstick physicality and Crowe's wry dialogue bring some much-needed light to the dark. ‐ New Zealand Herald
Read More | Posted Feb 16, 2017
93% Tickled (2016) Tickled will sucker-punch you right in the guts. A must-see.‐ New Zealand Herald
Read More | Posted Feb 16, 2017
79% Where to Invade Next (2016) Where to Invade Next is a departure from Moore's typically cynical, end-of-days vibe - this doco feels different, even optimistic. And although Moore does not present one cohesive solution, at least he's asking the questions in the first place. ‐ New Zealand Herald
Read More | Posted Feb 16, 2017
43% The Angry Birds Movie (2016) It's lushly animated, genuinely hilarious at times and even comes with the all-important message about speaking up for what you believe in.‐ New Zealand Herald
Read More | Posted Feb 16, 2017
91% Captain America: Civil War (2016) Captain America: Civil War turns The Avengers inside out, forcing conflict between the characters while managing to stage big action set pieces and even bigger jokes.‐ New Zealand Herald
Read More | Posted Feb 16, 2017
56% Noma: My Perfect Storm (2015) Combining fly-on-the-wall observations, talking heads and artistic cutaways, there is enough for everyone's tastes.‐ New Zealand Herald
Read More | Posted Feb 16, 2017
68% Whiskey Tango Foxtrot (2016) Taking its source material from a genuinely fascinating memoir, the screenplay squanders its potential by delivering a middling mash-up of comedy, thriller and war drama.‐ New Zealand Herald
Read More | Posted Feb 16, 2017
98% Zootopia (2016) Do not be perturbed by the animation and animals, this movie is important, intellectual and hilarious.‐ New Zealand Herald
Read More | Posted Feb 16, 2017
95% The Jungle Book (2016) it's a thrilling, heart-warming adventure through all walks of animal (and human) life.‐ New Zealand Herald
Read More | Posted Feb 15, 2017
97% Hunt for the Wilderpeople (2016) Its whackiness and borderline fantasy might not be for everyone, but there's a universal, childlike appeal to the story that feels too powerful to deny.‐ New Zealand Herald
Read More | Posted Feb 15, 2017