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Brad Newsome's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Sydney Morning Herald

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
70% The Christmas Chronicles (2018) [A] thoroughly enjoyable confection.‐ Sydney Morning Herald
Read More | Posted Dec 12, 2018
100% The Irish Pub (2013) A thoroughly delightful documentary celebrating Ireland's wonderfully unique old pubs, the marvellous characters who run and patronise them, and the roles they've played in Irish life down the centuries. ‐ Sydney Morning Herald
Read More | Posted Nov 29, 2018
100% Ghosthunter (2018) Lawrence and producer Rebecca Bennett have done extremely well....in the difficult task of illuminating the effects of childhood trauma while doing their best to maintain their duty of care to their subjects.‐ Sydney Morning Herald
Read More | Posted Nov 27, 2018
33% Illang: The Wolf Brigade (2018) The action sequences are mostly terrific: impactful, surprising and brilliantly choreographed...It's undergirded by a decent mystery-thriller storyline and two very appealing leads.‐ Sydney Morning Herald
Read More | Posted Nov 7, 2018
95% Pecking Order (2017) Director Slavko Martinov captures everything with humour and respect, and his coverage of an unfortunately painful battle for the future of the club adds a keen poignancy. ‐ Sydney Morning Herald
Read More | Posted Nov 7, 2018
80% Feminists: What Were They Thinking? (2018) A captivating film that ought to be expanded into a series. ‐ Sydney Morning Herald
Read More | Posted Nov 7, 2018
71% Errementari: The Blacksmith and the Devil (El herrero y el diablo) (2018) It's all quite entrancing, in a delightfully bonkers way.‐ Sydney Morning Herald
Read More | Posted Oct 31, 2018
96% Chasing Ice (2012) [A] spectacular but depressing documentary.‐ Sydney Morning Herald
Read More | Posted Oct 31, 2018
69% Hold the Dark (2018) A grim, unsettling and ultimately forgettable Netflix horror flick that has a surprisingly high daytime body count for something that takes place mostly in the dark night of the Alaskan winter. ‐ Sydney Morning Herald
Read More | Posted Oct 10, 2018
88% The Decline of Western Civilization Part II: The Metal Years (1988) Spheeris has a keen eye for absurdity and her interviews with older, wiser rockers underline the fact that you can't put an old head on young shoulders. ‐ Sydney Morning Herald
Read More | Posted Oct 10, 2018
100% I Am the Blues (2015) There's a palpable sense of camaraderie and shared history forged through decades of discrimination that still stings. ‐ Sydney Morning Herald
Read More | Posted Oct 4, 2018
90% Set It Up (2018) Director Claire Scanlon...gets everyone leaning into their roles, and Deutch is a particular delight. ‐ Sydney Morning Herald
Read More | Posted Sep 26, 2018
96% The Imposter (2012) Director Bart Layton pieces together a story you wouldn't believe if it wasn't true.‐ Sydney Morning Herald
Read More | Posted Sep 19, 2018
87% Gonzo: The Life and Work of Hunter S. Thompson (2008) Gibney's focus on Thompson at his most politically relevant is welcome, but it renders the broader picture less than complete, particularly when it comes to his early life influences. ‐ Sydney Morning Herald
Read More | Posted Sep 12, 2018
50% Hired Gun (2017) The players' sheer love of music shines through everything.‐ Sydney Morning Herald
Read More | Posted Sep 12, 2018
78% Supermensch: The Legend of Shep Gordon (2014) Soon, however, it becomes heavily tinged with melancholy about Gordon's unfulfilled dream of having a family of his own. Interesting guy. ‐ Sydney Morning Herald
Read More | Posted Aug 29, 2018
96% To All the Boys I've Loved Before (2018) Much of the movie's success is down to Condor's gentle appeal and her quiet chemistry with co-star Noah Centineo .‐ Sydney Morning Herald
Read More | Posted Aug 29, 2018
93% Love & Bananas: An Elephant Story (2018) An important film that will fill you with admiration for Chailert, who has risked her life and freedom to expose the abuse of elephants. ‐ Sydney Morning Herald
Read More | Posted Aug 29, 2018
No Score Yet Just Another Immigrant: Romesh at the Greek (2018) It's an enjoyable hour of Ranganathan's trademark observation, irritation, unrepentant confession and gentle misanthropy.‐ Sydney Morning Herald
Read More | Posted Aug 17, 2018
40% Extinction (2018) The big twist is a good one, there are some decent action sequences and Lizzy Caplan is always good to watch, but there isn't enough here to keep things from dragging. ‐ Sydney Morning Herald
Read More | Posted Aug 17, 2018
No Score Yet Dream Cars of the 50's & 60's: Rare TV Ads, Sales Films & Promos (1990) The gas-guzzling nostalgia is good fun for a while, though in the end the collection of old American car ads and sales films does get a bit repetitive.‐ Sydney Morning Herald
Read More | Posted Aug 2, 2018
95% Command and Control (2016) Survivors give gripping accounts of events, while journalist Eric Schlosser (on whose book the documentary is based) explains that the risks of an accidental nuclear-weapon explosion have always been much higher than we imagined.‐ Sydney Morning Herald
Read More | Posted Aug 2, 2018
100% Survivors Guide to Prison (2018) A feature-length indictment of an American legal system in which justice comes a distant last behind the interests of politicians, prosecutors, private-prison operators and the big-name companies that profit from the forced labour of a million prisoners.‐ Sydney Morning Herald
Read More | Posted Jul 19, 2018
57% The Second (2018) A mostly engrossing mystery-thriller anchored by terrific performances by Rachael Blake and Susie Porter, though in the end it's a little unmoored by its own unnecessary tricksiness.‐ Sydney Morning Herald
Read More | Posted Jul 19, 2018
81% The Child in Time (2018) The ending, which might have made a serviceable starting point for a second half, feels trite and unsatisfying. That said, the pairing of Cumberbatch and Macdonald is terrific. ‐ Sydney Morning Herald
Read More | Posted Jul 11, 2018
18% Special Correspondents (2016) Ricky Gervais and Eric Bana are decent fun in this pleasant but not overly memorable little flick.‐ Sydney Morning Herald
Read More | Posted Mar 30, 2018
No Score Yet GLOW: The Story of the Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling (2013) From the first moments of this 2012 documentary it's clear the women involved still treasure the whole bizarre experience and the sisterhood it forged.‐ Sydney Morning Herald
Read More | Posted Mar 28, 2018
100% Chasing Coral (2017) Which makes it all the more surprising that the documentary ends on the optimistic note that it does.‐ Sydney Morning Herald
Read More | Posted Mar 28, 2018
49% War Machine (2017) It's hard to get past the feeling that there had to be a better movie there.‐ Sydney Morning Herald
Read More | Posted Mar 28, 2018
20% Mute (2018) Worth checking out once you've seen Netflix's Annihilation, but before you get into Altered Carbon.‐ Sydney Morning Herald
Read More | Posted Mar 27, 2018
88% Get Me Roger Stone (2017) An important film that will change nothing.‐ Sydney Morning Herald
Read More | Posted Jul 11, 2017
43% ARQ (2016) It's a small package that delivers a sizeable punch.‐ Sydney Morning Herald
Read More | Posted Oct 4, 2016
0% The Ridiculous 6 (2015) It's a lazy pastiche of westerns and western spoofs, replete with lazy, racist jokes that can't just be waved away with a waft of the irony card. Woeful.‐ Sydney Morning Herald
Read More | Posted Oct 4, 2016