Anthony O'Connor

Anthony O'Connor
Anthony O'Connor's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer® when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): FILMINK (Australia)

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
15.5/20 94% Possessor: Uncut (2020) ...offers up a cerebral cocktail flavoured with a decent amount of graphic sex and violence, that entertains as much as it disturbs. - FILMINK (Australia) EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 17, 2020
14.5/20 94% Alone (2020) ...a slick, engaging, well acted and effectively directed little thriller. - FILMINK (Australia) EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 1, 2020
15.5/20 86% Borat: Subsequent Moviefilm (2020) ...a frequently hilarious, often shocking, occasionally grim slice of absurd comedy with a strong political subtext. - FILMINK (Australia) EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 21, 2020
15/20 64% Spree (2020) ...you'll probably like Spree, but maybe won't feel the need to hit that subscribe button. - FILMINK (Australia) EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 10, 2020
15.5/20 89% Sputnik (2020) ...the escalating tension, the skillfully realised horror set pieces and the solid cast all make this tale gripping and engaging. - FILMINK (Australia) EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 30, 2020
16.5/20 100% Bloody Hell (2020) Bloody Hell is that rare horror comedy that manages to be both scary and funny, but more than that, it's surprising. - FILMINK (Australia) EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 30, 2020
9.5/20 28% Antebellum (2020) Unless you're in the mood for overwrought, unpleasant melodrama with a half decent twist but fuck all to say? - FILMINK (Australia) EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 24, 2020
9/20 71% Tenet (2020) Overlong, noisy, full of poe-faced delivery of portentous dialogue, needlessly convoluted plot threads, unearned sense of gravitas that verges on the unintentionally hilarious and a script that isn't even vaguely as clever as it seems to think it is - FILMINK (Australia) EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 21, 2020
16/20 100% Morgana (2019) A poetic, moving, life-affirming yarn extolling the virtues of sex positivity and self expression. - FILMINK (Australia) EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 6, 2020
13/20 69% Blood Vessel (2020) ... fitfully entertaining... an Aussie genre flick that swings for the fences, even if it occasionally falls short. - FILMINK (Australia) EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 3, 2020
15/20 92% The Vigil (2019) ...a decent fright flick, with a unique monster and an extremely likeable protagonist. - FILMINK (Australia) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 16, 2020
14/20 84% Waves (2019) It's not subtle, and it could have lost twenty minutes easily, but Waves is a stylish, moving film that's more than worth a look - FILMINK (Australia) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 8, 2020
14/20 74% The Wretched (2020) ...a mostly entertaining, occasionally imaginative, bit of escapist genre fluff. - FILMINK (Australia) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 28, 2020
12/20 No Score Yet Aiyai: Wrathful Soul (2019) ...a gorgeous-looking film... has some effective moments... fans of low budget Aussie horror will find something to love in this awkward, occasionally endearing, tale of ashy revenge from beyond the grave. - FILMINK (Australia) EDIT
Read More | Posted May 27, 2020
15.5/20 87% Come to Daddy (2020) ... a film well worth seeing, for freaks, the freak adjacent and for fans of films unafraid to take some risks and blow the bloody doors off. - FILMINK (Australia) EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 7, 2020
16/20 91% The Invisible Man (2020) ...a triumph... a clever, engrossing and frequently genuinely scary genre flick with a stellar cast and thematic resonance. - FILMINK (Australia) EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 25, 2020
14.5/20 62% The Call of the Wild (2020) ...an amiable flick about a very good boi indeed. - FILMINK (Australia) EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 18, 2020
14/20 78% Birds of Prey (And the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn) (2020) ... basically Harley Quinn's adventure with some entertaining guest stars, and a bunch of colourful, affable nitwittery designed to appeal to an audience in the mood for a good time or just lightly drunk. - FILMINK (Australia) EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 5, 2020
15/20 90% The Lighthouse (2019) If you're up for some weird, dense, symbolist gear, then The Lighthouse might just be the beacon in the darkness you've been searching for. - FILMINK (Australia) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 29, 2020
11.5/20 77% Bad Boys for Life (2020) ...lacklustre and devoid of inspiration... - FILMINK (Australia) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 15, 2020
13/20 89% 1917 (2020) A triumph of style, and a beautiful looking film, it's just a pity it didn't have more to say. - FILMINK (Australia) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 3, 2020
16.5/20 75% The Gentlemen (2020) It certainly won't be everyone's cup of tea, but for those who missed the old Guy Ritchie and his verbose, iconic gangsters, The Gentlemen will go down better than a pint and a pickled egg. - FILMINK (Australia) EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 19, 2019
13/20 51% Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker (2019) ...while it has some fun moments, solid performances and striking imagery, it's simply too procedural and soulless to be anything more than adequate. - FILMINK (Australia) EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 18, 2019
14/20 97% Knives Out (2019) ...not as sharp as it could have been, but Knives Out is nonetheless an engaging romp worth taking a stab at. - FILMINK (Australia) EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 25, 2019
15/20 86% Color Out of Space (2020) ...a well-made, mostly effective slice of cosmic horror cinema... - FILMINK (Australia) EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 3, 2019
12.5/20 70% Terminator: Dark Fate (2019) ...respectable (it's the best since T2 by a decent margin) but as a film in its own right, this tech is starting to look a little dated. - FILMINK (Australia) EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 30, 2019
17.5/20 77% Doctor Sleep (2019) For even casual fans of The Shining (book or movie), or quality horror in general, this is absolutely one you won't want to Overlook. - FILMINK (Australia) EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 30, 2019
14.5/20 80% Little Monsters (2019) ... a great premise bolstered by a wonderful performance from Lupita Nyong'o, somewhat stymied by a singularly unpleasant lead character, but loaded up with charm, humour and tolerable children. - FILMINK (Australia) EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 24, 2019
15/20 68% Zombieland: Double Tap (2019) ...a brisk and fun time at the movies. - FILMINK (Australia) EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 16, 2019
13/20 66% The Furies (2019) What The Furies lacks in originality it makes up for with a gleeful commitment to gore. - FILMINK (Australia) EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 7, 2019
12/20 26% Gemini Man (2019) ...a visually stunning, sporadically awkward, slight bit of popcorn entertainment that will engage those forgiving of style over substance. - FILMINK (Australia) EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 30, 2019
16/20 68% Joker (2019) ...delivers one of the more haunting and unique comic book movie experiences in years. - FILMINK (Australia) EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 26, 2019
11/20 78% Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark (2019) ...drab and listless spookshow. - FILMINK (Australia) EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 24, 2019
13.5/20 26% Rambo: Last Blood (2019) ... a perfectly enjoyable, if oddly put-together, action flick with a decent kill count but it doesn't feel like the conclusive end of an established character's arc. - FILMINK (Australia) EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 18, 2019
16/20 63% It Chapter Two (2019) Bloody, surreal and at times confounding, It Chapter Two is an ambitious slice of cosmic horror bolstered by strong performances, enthusiastic direction and a fantastic (in all sense of the word) monster. - FILMINK (Australia) EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 3, 2019
16/20 39% Nekrotronic (2019) ...a deftly directed B-grade midnight movie with lashings of laconic Aussie humour and splattery set pieces. - FILMINK (Australia) EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 28, 2019
15/20 88% Freaks (2019) ...an unexpected gem of a film, well-acted, well-written and well-shot, with timely themes and clever staging - FILMINK (Australia) EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 20, 2019
15/20 83% Midsommar (2019) ...a sun-drenched, hallucinatory nightmare that doesn't know when to end, or quite what it's trying to say, but is enormously effective (albeit inconsistently) and a giddily uneasy ride into hell. - FILMINK (Australia) EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 10, 2019
14.5/20 80% Late Night (2019) ...a solid, frequently charming and funny romp and for Thompson's performance alone is very much worth the privilege of your time. - FILMINK (Australia) EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 1, 2019
13.5/20 67% Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw (2019) It's neither particularly fast nor furious, but it's a goofy good time if you can settle into its boofhead charms. - FILMINK (Australia) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 31, 2019
16/20 85% Once Upon a Time In Hollywood (2019) ...shaggy and indulgent, but also complex and fascinating, and offers an utterly unique experience for those willing to embrace its meandering charms. - FILMINK (Australia) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 26, 2019
10/20 52% The Lion King (2019) ...it just doesn't take off and consequently feels like an overlong slog through the savanna. - FILMINK (Australia) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 17, 2019
14/20 83% Crawl (2019) ...an enjoyable swampy romp... - FILMINK (Australia) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 11, 2019
16/20 91% Spider-Man: Far From Home (2019) ...a breezy romp that positively drips with crowd-pleasing charm. - FILMINK (Australia) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 28, 2019
12/20 64% Annabelle Comes Home (2019) ...low stakes, death-free, goreless, giggly thrills, full of goofy jump scares, wide-eyed teenagers and CGI ghosties... - FILMINK (Australia) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 24, 2019
13/20 63% Child's Play (2019) The initial reaction of the kid characters to Chucky is genuinely funny, a couple of the kill scenes are extremely well-staged and there's a decent amount of gore and stoner comedy to amuse anyone looking for some amiable trash. - FILMINK (Australia) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 19, 2019
15/20 86% The Nightingale (2019) ...an important Australian movie that is very much not going to be for everyone. - FILMINK (Australia) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 15, 2019
7/20 22% Men in Black International (2019) An action comedy with precious little action and bugger all discernible comedy. - FILMINK (Australia) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 12, 2019
12/20 59% Under the Silver Lake (2019) ...the shaggiest of shaggy dog stories with some wonderful ideas but far too much bloat, practically screaming for a more judicious editor to take a run at the material. - FILMINK (Australia) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 10, 2019
8/20 22% Dark Phoenix (2019) If this is indeed the final X-Men film, the series has gone out with a whimper... - FILMINK (Australia) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 5, 2019