Cara Nash

Cara Nash

Agrees with the Tomatometer 74% of the time.

Cara Nash's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): FILMINK (Australia)

Movie Reviews Only

Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review

Labor Day (2014)

"It proves surprisingly effective material for the filmmaker, who reveals that he also possesses a deft hand when it comes to relaying big, earnest emotions." ‐ FILMINK (Australia)
Posted Feb 3, 2014

Her (2013)

"A bruised and beautifully layered piece of storytelling, which zeroes in on our desire for connection." ‐ FILMINK (Australia)
Posted Jan 14, 2014

Inside Llewyn Davis (2013)

"Incisive, irresistible and often very funny, Inside Llewyn Davis also proves itself to be a poignant and quietly profound meditation on what it means to be an artist." ‐ FILMINK (Australia)
Posted Jan 13, 2014

The Secret Life Of Walter Mitty (2013)

"When Walter's fantasies cease, and he bravely ventures into the world, the film quietly soars." ‐ FILMINK (Australia)
Posted Dec 17, 2013

Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues (2013)

"Director Adam McKay and co. up the ante with this side-splitting sequel, which plays, bigger, funnier and more absurd. You'll be impressed. " ‐ FILMINK (Australia)
Posted Dec 3, 2013

How I Live Now (2013)

"Macdonald commendably refuses to soften the blow in a couple of unforgettable scenes - setting this teen epic bravely apart from its peers." ‐ FILMINK (Australia)
Posted Nov 25, 2013

Fruitvale Station (2013)

"Make no mistake: there's a rage and wrenching sadness here, but Ryan Coogler has filtered it via a story packed with lingering grace notes." ‐ FILMINK (Australia)
Posted Nov 4, 2013

Prisoners (2013)

"...a bold, brave and unforgettable slice of filmmaking that pulls you deep into the mix and doesn't let go. " ‐ FILMINK (Australia)
Posted Nov 4, 2013

Runner Runner (2013)

"It's not so much the well-worn template that's the problem here, it's the superficiality with which the story unspools." ‐ FILMINK (Australia)
Posted Sep 25, 2013

One Direction: This Is Us (2013)

"Perhaps the nicest surprise of the doco is that, despite emerging from the manufactured pop machine, these boys feel refreshingly grounded and they're not taking their success for granted. " ‐ FILMINK (Australia)
Posted Sep 15, 2013

Jobs (2013)

"It admittedly feels like something of a missed opportunity, with director, Joshua Michael Stern, often more concerned with checking off bullet points than digging into the complexities of its leading man. " ‐ FILMINK (Australia)
Posted Sep 10, 2013

The Stone Roses: Made of Stone (2013)

"Some may find Meadow's lack of journalistic rigour frustrating, but the filmmaker has ultimately created something different - a heartfelt tribute to one of Britain's most important bands, as seen through the eyes of its fans." ‐ FILMINK (Australia)
Posted Sep 10, 2013

Salinger (2013)

"An occasionally illuminating doco about the infamously reclusive author, but one that feels almost inevitably over-hyped. " ‐ FILMINK (Australia)
Posted Sep 5, 2013

Frances Ha (2013)

"a smart, wry and surprisingly tender film about standing at the crossroads of adulthood." ‐ FILMINK (Australia)
Posted Aug 11, 2013

Greetings From Tim Buckley (2013)

"an admittedly slight but resonant and lingering look at two truly singular talents - their flaws presented alongside their musical gifts - who were haunted by the presence of each other throughout their careers." ‐ FILMINK (Australia)
Posted Jul 30, 2013

Behind the Candelabra (2013)

"It's ultimately a story about the power imbalances in relationships, and the quietly devastating way that couples can build one another up, only to tear each other down." ‐ FILMINK (Australia)
Posted Jul 23, 2013

Before Midnight (2013)

"It's a brave, challenging and essential installment in what is one of modern cinema's finest trilogies." ‐ FILMINK (Australia)
Posted Jul 15, 2013

This Is the End (2013)

"While bewildering for those unfamiliar with the Judd Apatow clan, for fans, this raunchy, daring and gleeful comedy comes up trumps." ‐ FILMINK (Australia)
Posted Jul 15, 2013

Mud (2013)

"Just like its lead character, this film is packed to the brim with sadness, swagger and soul." ‐ FILMINK (Australia)
Posted Jun 23, 2013

The Great Gatsby (2013)

"Luhrmann understands Fitzgerald's book and brings the writer's classic prose to life on cinematic terms that feel thrilling, visceral and immediate." ‐ FILMINK (Australia)
Posted May 26, 2013

Spring Breakers (2013)

"In many ways, this trashy, dazzling but enigmatic film belongs to Franco's Alien, a wannabe gangsta who just doesn't have the guts or heart to be a cold-hearted thug." ‐ FILMINK (Australia)
Posted May 8, 2013

The Hunt (2013)

"This is unshakeable storytelling, which is fitting for a film that reveals how certain damage can never be undone." ‐ FILMINK (Australia)
Posted Apr 30, 2013

No (2013)

"A bitingly funny, fascinating and moving portrait of Pinochet's fall that's smartly shot and superbly performed. " ‐ FILMINK (Australia)
Posted Apr 27, 2013

Sleepwalk With Me (2012)

"...just like the most memorable stand-up routines, there's a twinge of tragedy and pathos in the mix that make the laughs linger and the story stick." ‐ FILMINK (Australia)
Posted Apr 4, 2013

The Loneliest Planet (2012)

"...simmering just beneath its quiet, beautiful surface are endless questions to do with relationships and trust, and how they're tied to our expectations regarding masculinity." ‐ FILMINK (Australia)
Posted Mar 20, 2013

War Witch (2013)

"War Witch is remarkable for the fact that it never strays into sentimentality or sensationalism. " ‐ FILMINK (Australia)
Posted Mar 20, 2013

I Give It a Year (2013)

"Its premise is an original and audacious one, but it ultimately gives way to all the cliches of the genre it is attempting to subvert. " ‐ FILMINK (Australia)
Posted Feb 25, 2013

The Paperboy (2012)

"But what does it have going for it? It has an undeniable pulse." ‐ FILMINK (Australia)
Posted Feb 25, 2013

Silver Linings Playbook (2012)

"It may be a Hollywood comedy, but it's one that feels beautifully alive." ‐ FILMINK (Australia)
Posted Feb 11, 2013

Safe Haven (2013)

"While all the emotionally manipulative factors are at play here, how does this end up one of Sparks' better screen adaptations?" ‐ FILMINK (Australia)
Posted Feb 11, 2013

This is 40 (2012)

"A sprawling but smart and generous-hearted comedy whose knockout laughs come steeped in brutal honesty. " ‐ FILMINK (Australia)
Posted Jan 16, 2013

Zero Dark Thirty (2013)

"...a nail-biting thriller of the first order, but also a confronting gut-wrencher which - though never driven by ideology or politics - inevitably pulls the audience into ambiguous moral territory." ‐ FILMINK (Australia)
Posted Dec 16, 2012

Pitch Perfect (2012)

"It's formulaic, but it conjures up its own offbeat vibe and the musical numbers are gold. " ‐ FILMINK (Australia)
Posted Dec 7, 2012

Celeste and Jesse Forever (2012)

"A sassy and charming romantic comedy where the loosely scripted laughs play authentically and sometimes painfully. " ‐ FILMINK (Australia)
Posted Nov 29, 2012

The Perks of Being a Wallflower (2012)

"A stellar adaptation and a beautifully crafted coming-of-age tale that comes wrapped in all the promise and possibility of adolescence. " ‐ FILMINK (Australia)
Posted Nov 29, 2012

2 Days in New York (2012)

"Delpy seems fascinated by the way that time and life experience change people's perceptions and attitudes, but not their cores." ‐ FILMINK (Australia)
Posted Nov 20, 2012

The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2 (2012)

"...ends on a surprising and admirably audacious note, given the more routine closer that may have been anticipated." ‐ FILMINK (Australia)
Posted Nov 14, 2012

Anton Corbijn Inside Out (2012)

"...paints a piercing and poignant portrait of a visionary talent, and the complex forces that drive him." ‐ FILMINK (Australia)
Posted Nov 5, 2012

Bachelorette (2012)

""It may be wrapped in the pretence of a comedy, but scratch beneath the shiny facade and sharp one-liners, and there's a dense and dark core." " ‐ FILMINK (Australia)
Posted Nov 5, 2012

I Love You Phillip Morris (2010)

"'s the film's fearless go-for broke style which makes I Love You Phillip Morris such a success." ‐ FILMINK (Australia)
Posted Oct 24, 2012

POM Wonderful Presents: The Greatest Movie Ever Sold (2011)

"And like Spurlock's other works, among all the laughs and gimmicks, he occasionally scores a moment that floors you." ‐ FILMINK (Australia)
Posted Oct 24, 2012

We Bought a Zoo (2011)

"...this is packed with all the warmth, heart and humanity that one has come to expect from a Cameron Crowe film. " ‐ FILMINK (Australia)
Posted Oct 24, 2012

The Lucky One (2012)

"Falling victim to his source material, Hicks fails to invest it with any sort of edge, rendering the cinematic version as mawkish and saccharine as Sparks' bloated prose." ‐ FILMINK (Australia)
Posted Oct 24, 2012

Like Crazy (2011)

""Are you a romantic or a realist? Like Crazy is the rare romantic drama made for both."" ‐ FILMINK (Australia)
Posted Oct 23, 2012

What to Expect When You're Expecting (2012)

"The charismatic cast (particularly Banks and Lopez) manage to find the humanity in their clich├ęd roles but they can't transcend all the surface-level schmaltz on display here." ‐ FILMINK (Australia)
Posted Oct 23, 2012

Your Sister's Sister (2012)

"It's in the completely natural interactions between this gifted cast that the film really hits its groove." ‐ FILMINK (Australia)
Posted Oct 23, 2012

Damsels in Distress (2012)

"And while it occasionally feels a little wobbly, it grows more sure of itself and richer as it goes along." ‐ FILMINK (Australia)
Posted Oct 23, 2012

On the Road (2012)

"This adaptation may not "burn, burn, burn" with quite the same intensity as the novel, but it kicks and thrusts with a joy and yearning of its own." ‐ FILMINK (Australia)
Posted Oct 18, 2012
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Paul Kelly: Stories of Me (2012)

"A polished and inspired documentary which deftly attempts to understand Paul Kelly through his words and music. " ‐ FILMINK (Australia)
Posted Oct 18, 2012

Mental (2013)

"Taking its stylistic cues from its wild leading lady, this daring and darkly-hued comedy matches its subversive laughs with genuine heart. " ‐ FILMINK (Australia)
Posted Oct 2, 2012