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David 'Mad Dog' Bradley

David 'Mad Dog' Bradley
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
95% The Edge of Seventeen (2016) It's definitely more fun than repeating Year 12. ‐ Adelaide Review
Posted Jan 12, 2017
88% Jackie (2016) [Jackie] is held together by a startling performance by Natalie Portman, who goes beyond mere chameleonic imitation and offers something truly emotionally wrenching. ‐ Adelaide Review
Posted Jan 12, 2017
31% Passengers (2016) This obviously messed-about science-fiction-drama-cum-romance is both disappointing and surprisingly unsavoury. ‐ Adelaide Review
Posted Jan 5, 2017
17% Assassin's Creed (2016) Drooling fans of the game franchise mightn't be too happy at this complex and depressing extension of its mythology -- and they won't be the only ones. ‐ Adelaide Review
Posted Dec 29, 2016
89% A United Kingdom (2017) Asante's biographical drama benefits greatly from the fine, measured playing of Pike, Oyelowo, Terry Pheto as his disapproving sister and others. ‐ Adelaide Review
Posted Dec 22, 2016
95% Moana (2016) This will naturally prove a summery fave for the small-fry, even if the songs don't quite hit the heights and the final act feels a little flat. ‐ Adelaide Review
Posted Dec 22, 2016
96% Paterson (2016) Driver's turn here is pure poetry. ‐ Adelaide Review
Posted Dec 22, 2016
85% Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (2016) With strong work from Jones, Luna, Mikkelsen and Mendelsohn, a handful of exciting set-pieces... and plenty of expensive CG (surprise, surprise), this still doesn't quite work as the epic it so wants to be. ‐ Adelaide Review
Posted Dec 15, 2016
56% The Legend of Ben Hall (2016) This is far too long (half an hour could have easily been trimmed) and the actors aren't always up to it, and yet it's still worth persevering with, right down to the you-saw-it-coming, sub-Bonnie And Clyde ending. ‐ Adelaide Review
Posted Dec 2, 2016
92% Queen of Katwe (2016) While this strongly-acted, Disney-produced, factually-based drama from Indian director Mira Nair tries too hard at times to be inspirational and uplifting, it actually is anyway. ‐ Adelaide Review
Posted Dec 2, 2016
82% The Founder (2017) [Keaton] holds the whole thing together and sees you (mostly) past the obvious fictionalisation and creeping Americana. ‐ Adelaide Review
Posted Nov 30, 2016
73% Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (2016) All this plot grows a little tiresome at times, but some of the players are strong (Alison Sudol is cool as Porpentina's mind-reading sister Queenie), and the beasts have enough CG personality once they break out. ‐ Adelaide Review
Posted Nov 18, 2016
94% Arrival (2016) Remarkably compelling and, at times, cosmically moving. ‐ Adelaide Review
Posted Nov 10, 2016
86% Hacksaw Ridge (2016) This is watchable enough if not quite some biopic classic. ‐ Adelaide Review
Posted Nov 8, 2016
59% The Light Between Oceans (2016) When we get into the second hour-and-a-bit it rather suffers, as heavy heartstring-plucking and general blubbering take over. ‐ Adelaide Review
Posted Nov 2, 2016
90% Doctor Strange (2016) With one of Marvel's most indie-scene, idiosyncratic casts and co-writer/director Scott Derrickson managing to keep the wilder, trippier aspects of the plot under control (mostly), this is certainly more fun than another Iron Man adventure ‐ Adelaide Review
Posted Nov 2, 2016
57% The Neon Demon (2016) It's this filmmaker's weakest and silliest film so far. ‐ Adelaide Review
Posted Oct 26, 2016
70% Café Society (2016) This is surely the movie that will allow Stewart to finally be forgiven for those bloody Twilight epics, and she certainly looks great in the '30s fashions and those vaguely anachronistic sunglasses. ‐ Adelaide Review
Posted Oct 20, 2016
82% Julieta (2016) It's his best, most mature and least deliberately (even irksomely) 'camp' effort in years. ‐ Adelaide Review
Posted Oct 13, 2016
3/5 64% Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children (2016) The climax comes somewhat too late and the final result suffers from a lopsided structure, this nevertheless offers nice playing (from Green and Stamp especially), some fanciful FX and a few Burton-esque film-buff references. ‐ Adelaide Review
Posted Sep 30, 2016
3.5/5 63% The Magnificent Seven (2016) This most satisfying, testosterone-fuelled shoot-'em-up is great fun, with pleasing work from the whole cast. ‐ Adelaide Review
Posted Sep 30, 2016
61% Snowden (2016) Long and somewhat uncinematic at times, Stone's epic nevertheless succeeds in raising many disturbing questions. ‐ Adelaide Review
Posted Sep 29, 2016
85% Sully (2016) With good work from Linney (in a slightly thankless part), Aaron Eckhart as First Officer Jeff Skiles and a large cast in small roles as passengers, this is still mostly about Hanks' fine, subtle performance, which dominates the proceedings. ‐ Adelaide Review
Posted Sep 14, 2016
82% Captain Fantastic (2016) Full of fine acting, with strong smaller roles for Steve Zahn, Kathryn Hahn and others, this is still all about Mortensen and the children. ‐ Adelaide Review
Posted Sep 14, 2016
87% Don't Breathe (2016) A tough movie to talk about without giving the grisly game away, this offers strong playing from a non-name cast and some genuinely shocking moments. ‐ Adelaide Review
Posted Sep 7, 2016
66% David Brent: Life on the Road (2017) [The songs are] just bland and not terrible enough to be amusing. Or amusing enough to be amusing, come to that. ‐ Adelaide Review
Posted Aug 31, 2016
61% High-Rise (2016) All of you out there stuck living in cramped apartments should adore it -- but please, don't go getting any ideas. ‐ Adelaide Review
Posted Aug 24, 2016
94% Charlie's Country (2015) This is entirely Gulpilil's show, and even in the simplest, quietest moments he's riveting. It's one of the key performances in any of de Heer's films and, basically, magnificent. ‐ Adelaide Review
Posted Aug 10, 2016
74% Youth (2015) A sometimes Felliniesque exercise in irksome pretension and confounding indulgence grounded by two tremendous performances and somehow, despite itself, offering flashes of profound loveliness. ‐ Adelaide Review
Posted Aug 10, 2016
83% Mistress America (2015) Gerwig brings Baumbach's film to life, but she's matched here by Kirke (a scene-stealer from Gone Girl). ‐ Adelaide Review
Posted Aug 10, 2016
63% The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (2015) This is helped greatly by the easy charm of the prestige stars, many of whom are old mates and settle into variations on their sweetly standard shtick, with Smith, of course, making every knacker's-yard one-liner zing. ‐ Adelaide Review
Posted Aug 10, 2016
97% The Dark Horse (2016) A hugely chunked-up Curtis, a Kiwi actor who's worked all over the world but returned home to star in and help produce Robertson's film, is masterly here. ‐ Adelaide Review
Posted Aug 10, 2016
80% Rising From Ashes (2013) TC Johnstone's cycling documentary might sound at first like just another sport movie trying hard to seem inspirational, yet this study of the story behind 'Team Rwanda' is indeed just that. ‐ Adelaide Review
Posted Aug 10, 2016
77% Rosewater (2014) [Rosewater features] fine playing from Bernal and Bodnia, and striking mixing of real and recreated footage of the riots that transpired after the rigged election. ‐ Adelaide Review
Posted Aug 10, 2016
90% Wild (2014) Vallée's film is all about Reese, who's in every scene and visibly loses weight as her trek continues. What a wonderful performance. ‐ Adelaide Review
Posted Aug 10, 2016
93% Force Majeure (2014) Ruben Östlund's subtle but intensely powerful drama sometimes feels like a Nordic Noir or even, at times, some kind of existentialist horror comedy -- and yet no one gets hurt and not a drop of blood is spilled. ‐ Adelaide Review
Posted Aug 10, 2016
92% Pride (2014) Pride has its audience-pleasing contrivances and the vaguest hint of cheese, and yet, nonetheless, it is fine and fabulous entertainment. ‐ Adelaide Review
Posted Aug 10, 2016
86% Night Moves (2014) Reichardt's richly drawn characters make it often fascinating, as we observe their contradictions and very human failings, and finally build to a daringly unresolved finale. ‐ Adelaide Review
Posted Aug 10, 2016
51% The Secret Life Of Walter Mitty (2013) This is surprisingly nowhere near the Hollywood nightmare you might be thinking (or fearing). ‐ Adelaide Review
Posted Aug 10, 2016
75% Kill Your Darlings (2013) Krokidas' film takes a wisely neutral view of the tale, meaning that we get to both revel in the lads' transgressions and see how all this indulgence can turn sour. ‐ Adelaide Review
Posted Aug 10, 2016
52% Demolition (2016) [Gyllenhaal's] performance in Demolition is among his best, rawest and most frighteningly real. ‐ Adelaide Review
Posted Jul 20, 2016
83% Goldstone (2016) One of the key Aussie films of the year with a tough cast, fine playing and a vivid sense of time and dusty, dangerous place. ‐ Adelaide Review
Posted Jul 14, 2016
100% Highly Strung (2015) When they have to return the Guadagninis, it's like they're surrendering a loved child, and the extreme emotion is either heart-rending (if you're a devotee of classical music and high culture) or perhaps ever-so-subtly funny. ‐ Adelaide Review
Posted Jul 14, 2016
3.5/5 86% A Brilliant Young Mind (2015) It's pleasingly moving.‐ Rip It Up
Posted Jun 8, 2016
3.5/5 57% Money Monster (2016) Foster's film is nevertheless one of the best big-budget flicks of the year so far, and should please any punters out there who have been financially screwed (and yes, that's everyone reading this).‐ Rip It Up
Posted Jun 3, 2016
2.5/5 10% Queen of the Desert (2015) Kidman, Franco, Lewis and Pattinson (of course) are all stiffly uneasy here.‐ Rip It Up
Posted Jun 3, 2016
2.5/5 34% Now You See Me 2 (2016) Even with that cast, a serious budget and endless swooping camerawork and FX trickery, this remains gratingly silly, with director Jon M Chu handling everything with maximum cheesiness.‐ Rip It Up
Posted Jun 3, 2016
3/5 54% God Willing (Se Dio Vuole) (2015) Morante, Spada and Gassman are pretty strong here under Falcone's direction, and yet Giallini rather overacts.‐ Rip It Up
Posted Jun 1, 2016
3/5 92% The Nice Guys (2016) While you'll probably laugh at the stars' buddy-movie shenanigans, you'll certainly hate yourself in the morning for it -- even if this director never does.‐ Rip It Up
Posted Jun 1, 2016
4/5 97% Hunt for the Wilderpeople (2016) New Zealand has never looked more breath-taking (and fearsome) and the performances are all tremendous here.‐ Rip It Up
Posted Jun 1, 2016