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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
70% Animal World (2018) It's not perfect, but big bold swings like this never are - I'd take a messy, but genuinely innovative feature like this any day over the parade of generic blockbusters offered up at most matinees.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Jul 18, 2018
89% Brothers' Nest (2018) The late, great Richard Franklin would be proud - Jacobson has crafted a truly impressive Australian Hitchcockian thriller.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Jul 10, 2018
No Score Yet Jill Bilcock: Dancing The Invisible (2017) Hopefully the film becomes a go-to tool for beginners to understand the art of film editing‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Jul 6, 2018
57% Best F(r)iends, Part 1 (2018) To really enjoy this picture, one must require severe acclimatisation to the 'so bad it's good' style of filmmaking, the only discernible way to get the most out of Justin MacGregor's tame debut.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Jul 3, 2018
100% King Cohen: The Wild World of Filmmaker Larry Cohen (2018) If you love distinctive genre cinema, this is 105 minutes well spent in the company of talented people who love it just as much as you do.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Jun 27, 2018
No Score Yet Samui Song (2017) I was not insulted by its final twists, as that would denote that I cared about anything that happened before it; all it did was confirm that this joyless cacophony of crime thriller tropes is not only stale, it's downright irrelevant.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Jun 12, 2018
No Score Yet Wrath of Silence (2017) Wrath of Silence is a damning condemnation against the dictatorial elite and their tyrannical control on working class citizens, wrapped up in a slick, commercial package that's sure to satisfy both action and drama fans alike.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Jun 12, 2018
83% Holiday (2018) Holiday succeeds as an unsympathetic, subversive spin on the rape-revenge genre, a film which offers no easy answers to its many probing objections.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Jun 12, 2018
100% Good Manners (As Boas Maneiras) (2018) Those sick of the apprehensive nature of modern "elevated horror" movies will find some relief here, as well-known werewolf traits are treated respectfully and without irony.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Jun 12, 2018
No Score Yet The Blood of Wolves (Korou no chi) (2018) The film really pops when it indulges in the nasty side of criminal behaviour, especially when the chaotic shootouts and gory limb severing sequences get excessively graphic.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Jun 12, 2018
No Score Yet A Or B (2018) There are flashes of genuine artistic ingenuity, but not enough to cover the frequent amount of glaring plot holes, inconsistent character decisions and general implausibility of the whole scenario. v‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted May 24, 2018
No Score Yet The Trough (Di ya cao) (2018) For those who indulge in the "so bad its good" type of film-watching, The Trough offers enough steady laughs and pockets of incomprehensible decisions to warrant an ironic watch.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted May 16, 2018
74% Breath (2018) The slight story-telling often feels inconsequential, and the sombre visual and thematic tone feels like every Australian social realist drama we've seen a million times before.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted May 10, 2018
40% Gold (Oro) (2017) It's hard to take this film seriously when it depicts so much violence, but chooses to censor it in a way which that is detrimental to its impact, especially when it's willing to show a rape scene, but not someone being shot with an arrow.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Apr 30, 2018
87% 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
86% 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
92% 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
54% 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
8% 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
77% 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
95% 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
47% 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
84% 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
39% 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
71% 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
59% 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
55% 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
89% 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