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David 'Mad Dog' Bradley

David 'Mad Dog' Bradley
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
7/10 77% C'est la vie (Le sens de la fête) (2017) It's hardly cutting-edge stuff and there's a certain conventionality (and predictability) here but it's all fairly lovely anyway.‐ Adelaide Review
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5/10 21% Submergence (2018) Vikander and McAvoy are both gorgeous here and there's a lovely look to the production too, yet this philosophises itself into a corner.‐ Adelaide Review
Read More | Posted Aug 16, 2018
45% The Spy Who Dumped Me (2018) [An] overlong and tonally awry effort crammed full of inane crudity and sheer silliness...Still, Kunis and McKinnon are always entertaining, and certainly look like they're having fun.‐ Adelaide Review
Read More | Posted Aug 10, 2018
96% BlacKkKlansman (2018) This is intended as a comedy, albeit one of an extremely uncomfortable kind where the depiction of the past is a direct and shocking reflection upon the right here and damn now.‐ Adelaide Review
Read More | Posted Aug 10, 2018
67% On Chesil Beach (2018) There's a certain staginess at play, and the film's timeline-jumping narrative can be frustrating along with a tendency to think that two protagonists shouting at each other constitutes powerful drama.‐ Adelaide Review
Read More | Posted Aug 9, 2018
100% Summer 1993 (Estiu 1993) (2018) An autobiographical character piece with an edge of real pain and bewilderment.‐ Adelaide Review
Read More | Posted Aug 3, 2018
94% The Wife (2018) This is a dark and sometimes deeply uncomfortable drama. Yet Close makes it pretty much a must-see.‐ Adelaide Review
Read More | Posted Aug 3, 2018
6/10 82% Beirut (2018) Anderson and Gilroy don't make Mason's political awakening moving or even poetic. It's something uglier, louder and scarier...and Hamm is just about up to the task of making it real and adding a little heart. ‐ Adelaide Review
Read More | Posted Jul 27, 2018
7/10 86% The Breaker Upperers (2018) The filmmakers ensure that there's enough of their own idiosyncratic, Kiwi humour to make it very much theirs. Despite all the plot quirks, dance numbers, Tinder gags and Technotronic soundtrack cuts, in the end it's really about friendship.‐ Adelaide Review
Read More | Posted Jul 26, 2018
7/10 93% See You Up There (Au revoir là-haut) (2017) As so many movies out there take no risks and don't dare to say anything, Dupontel's film deserves to be celebrated.‐ Adelaide Review
Read More | Posted Jul 20, 2018
100% Jill Bilcock: Dancing The Invisible (2017) ...as enlightening a depiction of the classic editing process as you'll see in any doco.‐ Adelaide Review
Read More | Posted Jul 19, 2018
6/10 40% Occupation (2018) Perhaps a bit long and drawn-out at almost two hours, there's nevertheless much here to enjoy, from the amiable playing to the scary extraterrestrials (bug-eyed, bad-tempered nasties) to a line in tensely funny humour.‐ Adelaide Review
Read More | Posted Jul 13, 2018
90% The Gospel According to André (2018) At once enlightening and somewhat evasive, much like its wonderfully showboating subject.‐ Adelaide Review
Read More | Posted Jul 12, 2018
6/10 70% Back to Burgundy (Ce qui nous lie) (2018) Really, why watch this rather privileged bunch of French siblings yell at each other when you could just as easily have a screaming match with your own family and friends?‐ Adelaide Review
Read More | Posted Jul 6, 2018
5/10 40% Mary Shelley (2018) Following up Wadjda was always going to be difficult and surely al-Mansour deserved something stronger and less stodgy than this.‐ Adelaide Review
Read More | Posted Jul 5, 2018
64% Sicario: Day of the Soldado (2018) While Sollima's work is strong enough, this is still a bit murky and even plodding at times. Then again, that might have more to do with the fact that this film falls in between the stage-setting part one and the final act of part three.‐ Adelaide Review
Read More | Posted Jun 29, 2018
7/10 92% No Date, No Signature (Bedoune Tarikh, Bedoune Emza) (2018) A dark character piece that studies issues of responsibility in a country suffocated by legalities, and offers more than a few powerful performances.‐ Adelaide Review
Read More | Posted Jun 28, 2018
8/10 96% Foxtrot (2018) It's become a political movie regardless of his intent, yet it's more interested in people than wars that go on and on.‐ Adelaide Review
Read More | Posted Jun 27, 2018
89% Brothers' Nest (2018) The wonderfully nasty final act here is naturally hard to discuss... and even if you can guess what's going to happen, it's still awfully satisfying, and reminds you of one inescapable little fact: no one can hurt you quite like your family.‐ Adelaide Review
Read More | Posted Jun 21, 2018
85% Disobedience (2018) The Rachels are tremendous: Weisz is the focus of the early sections of the narrative while, later, McAdams offers some of her finest work yet.‐ Adelaide Review
Read More | Posted Jun 15, 2018
85% Upgrade (2018) Despite its small flaws, it's a sub-guilty-pleasure you might hate yourself in the morning for thoroughly enjoying. And that's all because of the multi-talented Whannell.‐ Adelaide Review
Read More | Posted Jun 14, 2018
9/10 93% Incredibles 2 (2018) With the fabulous voice cast in top form and characters it's impossible not to love, this is certainly one of the best family-film outings released this - or any - year.‐ Adelaide Review
Read More | Posted Jun 14, 2018
7/10 89% Hereditary (2018) Hereditary is a sometimes exceedingly uncomfortable horror-drama with stars unfamiliar within the genre, a doomy sense of mostly-sustained menace and a series of twists and turns that make it damn hard to talk about.‐ Adelaide Review
Read More | Posted Jun 8, 2018
5/10 56% LBJ (2017) An odd, stilted affair with a curiously distanced feel.‐ Adelaide Review
Read More | Posted May 31, 2018
6/10 71% Solo: A Star Wars Story (2018) This isn't The Force Awakens but proves about on par with the dreary Rogue One.‐ Adelaide Review
Read More | Posted May 25, 2018
7/10 48% The Bookshop (2018) A period piece with more fine performances and an obvious but nevertheless very pleasing pro-reading message.‐ Adelaide Review
Read More | Posted May 24, 2018
7/10 93% Aurore (I Got Life!) (2017) ...the characters are all so delightful that it works anyway.‐ Adelaide Review
Read More | Posted May 18, 2018
5/10 74% The Exception (The Kaiser's Last Kiss) (2017) While the acting is muted, the direction plodding, the suspense weak and the rude bits unnecessary, what might annoy WW2 purists here is the fact that this is all highly fictionalised.‐ Adelaide Review
Read More | Posted May 18, 2018
6/10 83% Deadpool 2 (2018) Deadpool returns in a sequel that manages to up the in-joking, violence, cameos and meta plot points, which will please fans but royally annoy anyone looking for a more straight-forward story.‐ Adelaide Review
Read More | Posted May 17, 2018
84% Cargo (2018) It tries just a touch too hard to make the point...but Freeman and Landers are so strong and Geoffrey Simpson's cinematography so sumptuous that it hardly matters.‐ Adelaide Review
Read More | Posted May 17, 2018
7/10 86% Tully (2018) This is all about Theron and Davis, who work beautifully well together and should see you past the supposed script problems.‐ Adelaide Review
Read More | Posted May 11, 2018
8/10 88% Midnight Oil 1984 (2018) This is a wonderfully nostalgic study of one of the greatest Aussie bands ever. One of the sweatiest, too.‐ Adelaide Review
Read More | Posted May 10, 2018
7/10 97% The Endless (2018) It's an exercise in intimate unease that presents a potentially fantastical storyline but grounds it in reality and offers characters we actually like, no matter how flawed and frustrating they might be.‐ Adelaide Review
Read More | Posted May 9, 2018
74% Breath (2018) The best Aussie movie of the year so far.‐ Adelaide Review
Read More | Posted May 4, 2018
7/10 No Score Yet Re-Evolution (2010) The strong performances and Moreau's very slick, budget-belying handling keep you watching and wondering what will happen when ATLAS hits. ‐ Adelaide Review
Read More | Posted May 3, 2018
83% Avengers: Infinity War (2018) This jumping backwards and forwards from too many plot threads sometimes dissipates the tension and over-complicates everything. Fortunately, the contractually-impossible cast is mostly in strong form.‐ Adelaide Review
Read More | Posted Apr 27, 2018
7/10 100% Gurrumul (2017) When we realise that some of his songs are adapted from music and stories up to 10,000 years old, it's truly staggering. ‐ Adelaide Review
Read More | Posted Apr 26, 2018
7/10 93% Loveless (Nelyubov) (2018) A fairly devastating critique of contemporary Russian life, now that such a thing is possible.‐ Adelaide Review
Read More | Posted Apr 26, 2018
7/10 No Score Yet The Song Keepers (2017) While there are problems here (and a lack of real tension), the ladies themselves are engaging and their singing is beautiful.‐ Adelaide Review
Read More | Posted Apr 20, 2018
6/10 80% The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society (2018) Offering something of a Downton Abbey reunion, this is an ensemble piece with good work from the whole cast.‐ Adelaide Review
Read More | Posted Apr 19, 2018
5/10 80% The Party (2018) Adding up to not very much and looking very pale in an age of two-hour-plus, actually cinematic blockbusters, this also throws in a series of easily guessable twists that prove more annoying than gleefully blackly comic.‐ Adelaide Review
Read More | Posted Apr 19, 2018
5/10 89% Isle of Dogs (2018) Anderson's latest is nevertheless all a bit twee, and there's really something very dubious about the whole thing, no matter how glorious the voice cast might be, or how cute the dogs are. ‐ Adelaide Review
Read More | Posted Apr 19, 2018
No Score Yet Have You Seen The Listers? (2017) It's a story we've heard before but the honest and upfront nature of Lister's narration keeps you watching, while director Eddie Martin imbues it all with a quietly powerful sense of regret and a sweetly Aussie melancholia. ‐ Adelaide Review
Read More | Posted Apr 11, 2018
7/10 91% Walking Out (2017) This battle-for-survival-type drama treads familiar territory and offers some warmth but never seems quite as powerful as it should be.‐ Adelaide Review
Read More | Posted Apr 11, 2018
7/10 95% A Quiet Place (2018) Krasinski and screenwriters Bryan Woods and Scott Beck ensure that this is as much about the family as it is the monster stuff, and therefore it's surprisingly moving at times.‐ Adelaide Review
Read More | Posted Apr 11, 2018
92% Love, Simon (2018) Often funny in a decidedly wry and even dark fashion, this isn't sexually explicit but instead proves to be more about the pain and uncertainty of coming-out at a time when people think they're so accepting - but aren't really.‐ Adelaide Review
Read More | Posted Apr 5, 2018
6/10 93% This Is England (2007) Nevertheless a must-see for Smiths' devotees willing to be deprived of just about everything Smiths.‐ Adelaide Review
Read More | Posted Apr 4, 2018
40% A Wrinkle in Time (2018) Oh-so-awkward and irksomely pompous.‐ Adelaide Review
Read More | Posted Mar 29, 2018
96% The Death of Stalin (2018) Iannucci's fondness for chat does overwhelm certain scenes, but this is still ruthlessly funny, if not quite knockabout hilarious, which makes you wonder if something more subversive and satirical is going on.‐ Adelaide Review
Read More | Posted Mar 29, 2018
41% Mary Magdalene (2018) Everyone looks way too clean, they endlessly pontificate in a variety of accents and it's awfully hard nowadays to take any biblical movie seriously since Monty Python's Life Of Brian.‐ Adelaide Review
Read More | Posted Mar 23, 2018