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Alex Lines

Alex Lines
Alex Lines's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Film Inquiry

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
92% Tully (2018) Despite a premise that welcomes comparisons to psychological thrillers of the past, Tully is an honest look at the tireless situation of one mother, that thanks to its sincerity and universal nature, speaks for the lives of so many others.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Apr 17, 2018
83% Operation Red Sea (2018) Despite only being 3 months into 2018, I'm not afraid to call Operation Red Sea one of the best action films of the year.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Mar 11, 2018
No Score Yet See You Up There (Au revoir là-haut) (2017) Albert Dupontel's ambitious adaptation of See You Up There is a conflicted production, an unconventional story told in quite a surprisingly ordinary manner.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Mar 11, 2018
50% Detective Chinatown 2 (2018) Chen Sicheng's Detective Chinatown 2 is a colourful feast of bizarre antics, old school buddy cop discord and creative amateur detective adventures.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Mar 11, 2018
100% Rift (Rökkur) (2017) the accomplished acting, stunning cinematography and solid direction keeps Rift constantly engaging and steeped with a level of talent which absolves it of its genre short-comings.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Feb 20, 2018
14% Winchester (2018) If you thought that the jump scares in last year's remake of IT were unpleasant, then you haven't seen Winchester, the embodiment of pedestrian storytelling, wielding the boisterous jump scare as its only blunt weapon to 'frighten' you with.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Feb 9, 2018
41% Den of Thieves (2018) This is a purely expendable diversion, one with precisely zero significant factors to warrant any form of genuine or ironic recommendations, seeing this generic bank heist film delivers the same response as not watching it.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Feb 9, 2018
0% 7 Guardians of the Tomb (2018) Tedious, dull and monotonous seem to be the three main offers. Yup, a perfect trio of words to summarise this garbage, an absurdly monumental waste of Australian and Chinese finances.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Feb 2, 2018
30% The BBQ (2018) Despite its low-budget trappings, the talented cast do a great job in giving a genuine sense of compassion to their characters, delivering an uncynical rendering of the typical projected Australian image.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Jan 24, 2018
90% Newton (2017) Despite its cynical viewpoint on the state of politics in India, Newton is primarily a goofy comedy which never really rises above the level of 'amusing'.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Jan 22, 2018
99% Faces Places (Visages, villages) (2017) Faces Places is infectiously powerful, a film which made me want to leave the cinema and immediately do something creative.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Jan 22, 2018
96% The Florida Project (2017) Infused with the love for the often-disregarded members of society,it's obvious that Baker has a genuine appreciation for the mistreated subjects he focuses on.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Jan 22, 2018
74% In the Fade (Aus dem Nichts) (2017) Remarkably formulaic and technically sufficient, In The Fade sternly guides its audience through a parade of misery in an attempt to be politically relevant‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Jan 22, 2018
84% The Square (2017) Ruben Östlund's The Square is a much more goofier affair, an entertaining but episodic satire on the pretentious nature of the modern art industry.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Jan 22, 2018
No Score Yet Birdshot (2016) The straggling pace and clichéd characters constantly undercut this unique genre picture.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Jan 22, 2018
82% Mayhem (2017) Mayhem is the cathartic release of cubicle chaos that The Belko Experiment should've been.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Jan 22, 2018
No Score Yet Horror Movie: A Low Budget Nightmare (2017) Genuinely inspirational and consistently hilarious, Horror Movie is a charming but practical look at the absurd difficulties of making a feature film yourself.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Jan 22, 2018
93% Thelma (2017) Thelma is great on its own terms, a disturbing but empowering supernatural drama that is bound to be beloved by genre fans worldwide.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Jan 22, 2018
76% Swinging Safari (2018) An established cast, a talented technical crew who've clearly done alot of work and a decent budget have formed together to create a potential comedy classic that's completely dismantled over the flaw of being fundamentally incomprehensible.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Jan 17, 2018
71% Ferdinand (2017) With the wealth of globalised entertainment available at all times now, Ferdinand simply does not have any distinctive qualities or the idiosyncratic depth to warrant an immediate watch.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Dec 15, 2017
No Score Yet I Was a Dreamer (2016) I Was A Dreamer's storytelling frequently gets quite sloppy, erasing necessary exposition in favour for reinforcing its moody ambience.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Oct 15, 2017
No Score Yet Guilty (2017) Analytical but sympathetic, Guilty is a cinematic gut punch, a detailed profile of a man that too many have swiftly dismissed.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Oct 13, 2017
94% Sweet Country (2018) Visually arresting, well-acted and carried by a layered story with cataclysmic consequences, Sweet Country is great example of what Australian cinema has to offer.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Oct 13, 2017
30% How to Talk to Girls at Parties (2018) [It] comes across like a cheap made for video porno from the late 80's. Ironically enough, this punk rock picture could've actually used some traditional configuration, both thematically and in design.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Oct 13, 2017
64% Goodbye Christopher Robin (2017) The attachment to the Winnie the Pooh franchise holds back this film's potential, as the true story that this movie extrapolates upon is way darker and far more fascinating.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Oct 13, 2017
No Score Yet Cargo (2018) Cargo is a dramatic horror picture for people who don't like horror movies, so for the younger audiences expecting a jump scare marathon lubricated by a heavy dosage of gore may have to seek out other fare.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Oct 13, 2017
No Score Yet Arrhythmia (Aritmiya) (2017) Arrthymia is a well-crafted drama that, despite its modern day Russian setting, looks at some universal problems about relationships and what ties people together.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Oct 13, 2017
30% Madame (2018) Outside of the performances by Rossy De Palma, Michael Smiley and a couple of funny one-liners, Madame is border-line broken.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Aug 30, 2017
60% Rabbit (2017) Rabbit lacks the mainstream audience appeal of the standard genre film, but amongst horror fans, this will likely spread to other parts of the world.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Aug 30, 2017
54% Jungle (2017) McLean has a talent of displaying violence that's genuinely shocking, in a world where audiences have become so desensitised to cinematic bloodshed.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Aug 30, 2017
50% The Butterfly Tree (2017) While The Butterfly Tree is a marvel to behold with its gorgeous style and cinematography, the underwritten characters and tropey plot undermine it.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Aug 30, 2017
54% Three Summers (2017) Breezy, inoffensive but ultimately disposable, Three Summers is simply weightless - a film without the gravity or density to have any form of impact.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Aug 30, 2017
No Score Yet OtherLife (2017) OtherLife would sit comfortably within the Black Mirror universe, a well-built and well-acted genre picture that helps corrupt the idea of the typical Australian film.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Aug 30, 2017
67% Voyage of Time: Life's Journey (2016) At 45 minutes, Voyage of Time genuinely feels compact and too short, but at the same time, a 90 minute version would've outstayed its welcome and hurt its impact.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Aug 29, 2017
56% Lemon (2017) This film operates on such a self-absorbed level of disconnect, that it feels like a parody of hipsters and the perceived notion of independent arthouse cinema.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Aug 29, 2017
86% The Nile Hilton Incident (2017) The Nile Hilton Incident is definitely watchable, but it's so mechanically generic that it simply exists as a trivial piece of disposable cinema.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Aug 29, 2017
90% The Teacher (Ucitelka) (2017) A predictably eye-rolling ending doesn't give much relief to this frustrating drama.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Aug 29, 2017
98% Lucky (2017) Lucky is a genuinely endearing reflection of a type of man and actor, that is slowly fading from this world.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Aug 29, 2017
95% Western (2018) Western is the definitive slow-burn drama, one which sets up an interesting premise, characters and locations, then keeps adding new plot elements until the credits roll.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Aug 29, 2017
93% School Life (2017) A celebration of the importance of teachers and putting faith into the next generation of kids, School Life is quite the pleasing little documentary.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Aug 29, 2017
No Score Yet Thousand Cuts (Le serpent aux mille coupures) (2017) Thousand Cuts ain't a revolutionary film by any means, but does deliver some memorable sequences.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Aug 29, 2017
99% God's Own Country (2017) An intelligent romantic drama that avoids all the cliches, God's Own Country is one of my favourites of MIFF.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Aug 29, 2017
85% In Syria (Insyriated) (2017) Great performances and solid cinematography help sell the draining realism of In Syria, but the shift in narrative focus makes this one-location set drama feel too theatrical.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Aug 29, 2017
100% A Man of Integrity (Lerd) (2017) A Man Of Integrity is quite satisfying, a sardonic punchline that is bound to (intentionally) frustrate and delight the audience.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Aug 29, 2017
93% Glory (2017) Glory is a tight, intelligent drama that builds its intensity in a real smart and organic fashion.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Aug 29, 2017
88% Claire's Camera (La caméra de Claire) (2018) Some might be amused by the goofy nature of Claire's Camera, but with a bit more polish and fleshing out, this could've been a real heartwarming escapade.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Aug 29, 2017
100% Hostages (2017) Gigineishvili effectively translated this story into a taut thriller that never cheapened or exploited its subjects for cheap emotional moments or generic cinematic analogies.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Aug 29, 2017
90% Marjorie Prime (2017) Thoughtful and original pictures like Marjorie Prime should be watched in this current climate, but a cinematic viewing is not necessary.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Aug 29, 2017
79% The Killing of a Sacred Deer (2017) The Killing of A Sacred Deer isa mechanically savage slice of cinema that feels so obvious in its intentions that is starting to feel tired at this point.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Aug 29, 2017
54% Australia Day (2017) A series of predictable story arcs, rudimentary characters and simplistic viewpoints on racism continuously weaken the good intentions behind the creation of Australia Day. ‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Aug 29, 2017