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David 'Mad Dog' Bradley

David 'Mad Dog' Bradley
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
8/10 No Score Yet Blue (2017) A certainly challenging doco that encourages us to change our lives, this does perhaps very nearly fall into the trap of wallowing in the eco-horror of it all, but Holden knows that audiences don't want to be told that it's their fault, and pulls back.‐ Adelaide Review
Read More | Posted Oct 13, 2017
6/10 43% The Mountain Between Us (2017) This is handled capably enough by Dutch/Palestinian director Hany Abu-Assad, with strong work from Winslet and Elba, even if it tends to feel a bit like a TV movie and offers a coda that might well have been added on after the fact.‐ Adelaide Review
Read More | Posted Oct 13, 2017
42% Song to Song (2017) ...129 minutes worth of rich, idle, pretty drama queens warbling on about how hard their lives are and the burden of their messed-up relationships is simply too much to bear.‐ Adelaide Review
Read More | Posted Oct 6, 2017
88% Blade Runner 2049 (2017) With more violence than the first film and a stronger emphasis on sex, this also lacks the underlying philosophical conundrums that made Blade Runner so lastingly powerful.‐ Adelaide Review
Read More | Posted Oct 5, 2017
No Score Yet La danseuse (2016) ... striking star Soko (AKA Stéphanie Sokolinski) shining in a characterisation of great intensity, serious sensuality and what looks like genuine sweat and pain.‐ Adelaide Review
Read More | Posted Sep 29, 2017
8/10 100% The Go-Betweens: Right Here (2017) ... we are treated to some lovely moments from their genuine peak period, especially clips from their most-hallowed album 16 Lovers Lane and beloved songs like Streets of Your Town.‐ Adelaide Review
Read More | Posted Sep 29, 2017
58% Australia Day (2017) Australia Day is a gruelling journey through the streets of Brisbane and subterranean national prejudices, but it does have a lot of heart and features some excellent performances.‐ Adelaide Review
Read More | Posted Sep 22, 2017
100% Mountain (2017) At any rate, this is certainly a film that needs to be seen and experienced on the big screen, and despite its minor flaws, proves quite a mountainous achievement.‐ Adelaide Review
Read More | Posted Sep 22, 2017
7/10 67% Victoria & Abdul (2017) Dench and Fazal are tremendous and one is mostly amused.‐ Adelaide Review
Read More | Posted Sep 15, 2017
5/10 69% mother! (2017) [Mother] is all too often a hateful, deliberately incomprehensible experience, and altogether about as pretentious as, well, most of Darren Aronofsky's other movies.‐ Adelaide Review
Read More | Posted Sep 15, 2017
83% That's Not Me (2017) While Australian comedies have, in recent times, proven a sad and sorry lot, That's Not Me is a now-rare exception, with a strain of genuine humour running throughout, even if it's often of a neurotic, even traumatic sort.‐ Adelaide Review
Read More | Posted Sep 8, 2017
98% God's Own Country (2017) Some have celebrated this one as a queer masterpiece, which it isn't quite. Yet it's nevertheless still strongly handled, boldly played by all, and pretty damn sensual.‐ Adelaide Review
Read More | Posted Sep 1, 2017
83% The King's Choice (2017) The King's Choice is a prestigious, often sumptuous and emotionally rich outing.‐ Adelaide Review
Read More | Posted Sep 1, 2017
6/10 77% Killing Ground (2017) While there's much here to admire, from the lovely low-budget cinematography to the committed performances and cool plot manipulations, it's a little too disquietingly vicious at times and, by the end, somewhat depressing.‐ Adelaide Review
Read More | Posted Aug 25, 2017
6/10 87% American Made (2017) This is all about Tom [Cruise], and by the end you desperately want to slap him.‐ Adelaide Review
Read More | Posted Aug 25, 2017
7/10 93% Logan Lucky (2017) Logan Lucky builds to one of those impossibly complicated heists that only ever happen in movies and rather contradicts the notion that the Logans are stupid or cursed. ‐ Adelaide Review
Read More | Posted Aug 23, 2017
6/10 44% Hampstead (2017) Keaton and Gleeson deliver charming performances, with her as another sweet but slightly nervy type and him as one of his hairy, scary, bear-like chaps with (you saw it coming) a heart of gold.‐ Adelaide Review
Read More | Posted Aug 17, 2017
49% Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets (2017) While it rather lacks the humour and soul of Element, this is still quite an experience and even, dare it be said, a trip.‐ Adelaide Review
Read More | Posted Aug 11, 2017
78% An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth To Power (2017) The true highlights here, of course, are when Gore conclusively demonstrates that climate change denying and deliberate disinformation is directly linked to vested financial interests.‐ Adelaide Review
Read More | Posted Aug 11, 2017
87% Wind River (2017) Sheridan's script sometimes feels just a touch talky, yet it's what Wind River lacks that makes it so strong.‐ Adelaide Review
Read More | Posted Aug 11, 2017
7/10 98% The Big Sick (2017) Very charming and certainly close to the bone.‐ Adelaide Review
Read More | Posted Aug 4, 2017
6/10 76% Atomic Blonde (2017) You could really hate yourself in the morning for being entertained by this coolly preposterous blockbuster.‐ Adelaide Review
Read More | Posted Aug 4, 2017
7/10 87% A Monster Calls (2017) It's a serious fantasy drama (or 'low fantasy') that has been accused of being too dark and frightening by some, and there's no doubt that this one is at times both -- just like life.‐ Adelaide Review
Read More | Posted Jul 28, 2017
8/10 91% A Ghost Story (2017) A meditative and even spiritual experience.‐ Adelaide Review
Read More | Posted Jul 28, 2017
7/10 93% War for the Planet of the Apes (2017) The final installment of the rebooted Planet of the Apes series is spectacular stuff, but also admirably grim and apocalyptic.‐ Adelaide Review
Read More | Posted Jul 28, 2017
9% The Black Prince (2017) It's a flawed and sometimes deceptively-scripted affair.‐ Adelaide Review
Read More | Posted Jul 21, 2017
45% Paris Can Wait (Bonjour Anne) (2017) The scenery looks nice and she and Arnaud try hard to make it all appear less dopey than it actually is, but the end result is fairly laboured and forgettable.‐ Adelaide Review
Read More | Posted Jul 21, 2017
92% Dunkirk (2017) It's one of the great films of the year so far, make no mistake, and yes, it's one of the best war dramas ever made, full stop.‐ Adelaide Review
Read More | Posted Jul 21, 2017
93% Baby Driver (2017) A gloriously entertaining epic obviously influenced by car-chase classics from Bullitt and Vanishing Point to Driver (especially) and The Blues Brothers but, nevertheless, just as obviously emanates from his pop-culture-crammed imagination.‐ Adelaide Review
Read More | Posted Jul 14, 2017
78% The Beguiled (2017) It does keep the central crux of the plot, and there is much strange but satisfying pleasure to be had.‐ Adelaide Review
Read More | Posted Jul 14, 2017
100% Chicken People (2016) As well as these homo sapien sorts, it's also worth mentioning that the chickens here are very cute, and display an uncanny knack for parading or even pouting for Haimes' camera that's quite surprising.‐ Adelaide Review
Read More | Posted Jul 12, 2017
92% Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017) Holland is one of the key elements here that makes this Jon-Watts-directed Marvel epic work so well, as his Spidey/Peter Parker is a nerdy high school student (just like in the original comics) who's full of goofy enthusiasm about his Spidery powers.‐ Adelaide Review
Read More | Posted Jul 12, 2017
89% It Comes At Night (2017) The low-key, even uncannily quiet mood is also seriously unsettling, and makes sure that this lingers long after the final curtain and, just perhaps, sneaks into your mind late at night.‐ Adelaide Review
Read More | Posted Jul 12, 2017
89% Lady Macbeth (2017) Richly atmospheric and sometimes discomfittingly dark.‐ Adelaide Review
Read More | Posted Jun 30, 2017
100% Chocolat (2016) This features very fine work from Sy, and he's matched by Thierrée, who works hard to make the onstage pratfalls with his co-star look authentic.‐ Adelaide Review
Read More | Posted Jun 28, 2017
92% A Quiet Passion (2017) Davies keeps the drama compelling and the humour sharp.‐ Adelaide Review
Read More | Posted Jun 23, 2017
98% Kedi (2017) A quietly profound chronicle of the region's history, a positive demonstration the power of kindness and even justice and, just maybe, a religious and spiritual experience. If you want it to be.‐ Adelaide Review
Read More | Posted Jun 23, 2017
77% Una (2017) This minimalist, Surrey-shot piece has moments where you can sense how it might have looked and felt in the theatre -- but it never feels stagey or talky. That's entirely to do with the performances by Rooney Mara and Ben Mendelsohn.‐ Adelaide Review
Read More | Posted Jun 23, 2017
87% Whitney: Can I Be Me (2017) On the whole this is surprisingly cautious and sad.‐ Adelaide Review
Read More | Posted Jun 16, 2017
50% The Promise (2017) The wonderfully charismatic central performance by Oscar Isaac grounds the action, bringing heart and even a little humour.‐ Adelaide Review
Read More | Posted Jun 15, 2017
76% My Cousin Rachel (2017) This is strongly acted by the whole cast, but really all about Weisz, who's always strong (see also the recent The Light Between Oceans and Denial) but here proves this one's heart and soul.‐ Adelaide Review
Read More | Posted Jun 9, 2017
16% The Mummy (2017) A cheesy Tom Cruise rather lets it down, but there's still much to enjoy in this epic from co-producer, co-writer and director Alex Kurtzman, including Sofia Boutella's surprisingly impressive turn as the titular figure.‐ Adelaide Review
Read More | Posted Jun 9, 2017
92% Wonder Woman (2017) This elaborate and expensive epic is worth it for star Gadot.‐ Adelaide Review
Read More | Posted Jun 7, 2017
88% 20th Century Women (2017) Often warm and funny, this isn't [simply] a rosy-hued view of those long-ago days.‐ Adelaide Review
Read More | Posted Jun 1, 2017
29% Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales (2017) Since Johnny Depp gave up caring about two films ago, his Captain Jack Sparrow (the role that finally plucked him from teen heart-throbbing and cult popularity and made him a proper star) is no longer especially funny.‐ Adelaide Review
Read More | Posted May 26, 2017
94% Neruda (2016) As a study of freedom of speech and expression, it's still worth catching, as Neruda stood up and spoke up at a time when he could have been locked up, and we all need to do the same right NOW.‐ Adelaide Review
Read More | Posted May 26, 2017
75% The Sense Of An Ending (2017) Broadbent's familiar from his many turns as sweet, slightly dotty old gents, so it's good (and sometimes unsettling) to see him playing something a bit darker and meatier.‐ Adelaide Review
Read More | Posted May 25, 2017
78% Don't Tell (2017) Although full of name Aussie talent, this is held together by Thompson, Young and the very impressive West, who plays Lyndal as a defiant young woman obviously suffering PTSD yet desperate to tell the truth, no matter what. ‐ Adelaide Review
Read More | Posted May 18, 2017
89% John Wick: Chapter 2 (2017) It's too long and unfocused compared to the concentrated simplicity of the first film.‐ Adelaide Review
Read More | Posted May 18, 2017
100% Whiteley (2017) It's a wonderfully vivid study of a controversial guy who, just for once, changed everything.‐ Adelaide Review
Read More | Posted May 12, 2017