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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
73% 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
70% 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 (2017) 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
28% How to Talk to Girls at Parties (2016) [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 (2017) 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
29% Madame (2017) 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
58% 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
81% 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
94% 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
82% 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
69% 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
88% Marlina the Murderer in Four Acts (2017) Visually arresting but lacking in plot originality, Marlina the Murderer in Four Acts is definitely an intriguing film, that is going to be loved by arthouse audiences.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Aug 9, 2017
96% Call Me by Your Name (2018) Call Me By Your Name succeeds as it offers a central queer romance as a bond based on true love and understanding, a connection that can be formed by all.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Aug 9, 2017
69% Wonderstruck (2017) I cannot call this a bad movie, but one that I'd definitely define as a minor Todd Haynes' film.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Aug 9, 2017
73% Berlin Syndrome (2017) Despite Palmer's committed performance and Shortland's attempt to make a genre film that looks great and is deep, Berlin Syndrome is dull, overlong, and unfocused.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted May 18, 2017
90% Raw (2017) Julie Ducournau's Raw is a great piece of genre filmmaking and is one of the most impressive debut features that has been released recently. ‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Apr 25, 2017
60% Bad Girl (2016) Bad Girl is a decent genre film unfortunately limited by a script that borrows so heavily from '90s thrillers that it detracts from the overall enjoyment of the picture. ‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Apr 15, 2017
74% Headshot (2017) Headshot is a brutally efficient action film, one which fulfills the cravings that Gareth Evans' Raid films have left us with. ‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Mar 8, 2017
82% David Stratton: A Cinematic Life (2017) Whilst some may compare it to Ebert's biography Life Itself, David Stratton: A Cinematic Life provides an authentically fond look at Australia's most popular film critic.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Mar 8, 2017
35% The Great Wall (2017) With such a big canvas to lay such cliched material upon, The Great Wall really does feel like placing a Big Mac upon gold plated silverware.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Mar 1, 2017
63% Ricki And The Flash (2015) Ricki & The Flash may entertain people looking for nothing deep, something to pop on the TV in the background, but in terms of serious cinema viewing, the film is a letdown.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Jan 12, 2017
57% The Emperor's New Clothes (2015) The Emperor's New Clothes is watchable, though its long running time and slightly repetitive nature make it a bit warring for those who understand the financial situation.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Jan 9, 2017
56% Minions (2015) Minions is a funny film which will be loved by the kids, with enough winks and nods for adults to be entertained during its very quick and breezy run time.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Jan 9, 2017
33% Entourage (2015) Entourage delivers laughs and some form of closure for the hardcore fan, but the average filmgoer might find the film way too crowded.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Jan 9, 2017
45% Ted 2 (2015) MacFarlane continues his trend of overindulgent, bloated films which run punchlines into the ground and have a lack of real cinematic aesthetic.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Jan 9, 2017
18% Self/less (2015) Self/Less is a film which is watchable to a degree, if you ignore the overall plot and have it on in the background. ‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Jan 9, 2017
38% Cub (Welp) (2014) Cub ends up being a predictable dull mess which simply recreates past films that the director has seen, without any sense of originality or fun.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Jan 9, 2017
98% Iris (2015) Iris, Maysles's last feature film, works as a great final piece for the director and an entertaining profile of an eccentric underground fashion icon.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Jan 9, 2017
84% The Walk (2015) The Walk is a minor Zemeckis film.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Jan 9, 2017