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David 'Mad Dog' Bradley

David 'Mad Dog' Bradley
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
93% The Innocents (Les innocentes) (2016) With gorgeous cinematography by Caroline Champetier and memorably unsentimental performances... Fontaine's film is neither anti-religion nor pro-science but, instead, about compassion, mercy and forgivenes.‐ Adelaide Review
Read More | Posted Apr 28, 2017
100% Things to Come (L'avenir) (2016) Following a stubbornly rational woman trying to cope as her life takes irrational turns, this is all about Huppert's Nathalie, who's allowed to be unashamedly intellectual here in a manner unusual in any film -- French or otherwise‐ Adelaide Review
Read More | Posted Apr 28, 2017
88% Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (2017) Gunn's solo sequel just about manages to pull it all off again, despite a little less-than-Marvellous confusion.‐ Adelaide Review
Read More | Posted Apr 28, 2017
91% Raw (2017) [Raw contrasts] a craving for meat with a craving for carnality in a way that few American movies dare (but European horror films love).‐ Adelaide Review
Read More | Posted Apr 26, 2017
80% Berlin Syndrome (2017) This is certainly worth seeing for Palmer and Riemelt's performances, which prove so vivid that audiences should see past a script contrivance or two.‐ Adelaide Review
Read More | Posted Apr 26, 2017
87% Their Finest (2017) This has a fine performance by Arterton (who really should be a big name in Hollywood by now), some terrific on-set humour and a bold final act that doesn't quite go the way expected.‐ Adelaide Review
Read More | Posted Apr 26, 2017
79% Colossal (2017) While Hathaway and Sudeikis, plus Austin Stowell and Tim Blake Nelson as Oscar's boozy pals, are strong here, and the CG monster has a fair bit of CG personality, Colossal is perhaps slightly undone by its own peculiarity.‐ Adelaide Review
Read More | Posted Apr 19, 2017
88% Frantz (2017) Featuring perfectly moving performances by an unfamiliar cast and tricks of light and colour that never feel gimmicky, this is one of the best films of the year so far.‐ Adelaide Review
Read More | Posted Apr 13, 2017
100% The Family (2016) As fascinating as it is disturbing.‐ Adelaide Review
Read More | Posted Apr 5, 2017
45% Ghost in the Shell (2017) Johansson tries hard to make Major seem sad and tragic, but the whole thing is so incoherent, chilly and almost anti-emotional that it's tough to feel anything much.‐ Adelaide Review
Read More | Posted Mar 30, 2017
71% Beauty and the Beast (2017) This live action version of Beauty and the Beast, also from Disney, should prove pleasing for fans of the original and/or star Emma Watson, yet it all feels a bit busy, prissy and over-the-top.‐ Adelaide Review
Read More | Posted Mar 29, 2017
68% Life (2017) As far as Alien rip-offs go this is one of the better ones, and certainly amongst the most high-profile and upmarket.‐ Adelaide Review
Read More | Posted Mar 29, 2017
89% Loving (2016) [This is] all about Joel (who somehow even looks American here) and Negga, both of whom were obviously deeply committed to the material and deliver excellent performances.‐ Adelaide Review
Read More | Posted Mar 22, 2017
77% Kong: Skull Island (2017) The whole bunch virtually run straight into Kong, who doesn't take kindly to all the bombs and helicopter-swoopings (and Black Sabbath's Paranoid) in a sequence that proves spectacular indeed.‐ Adelaide Review
Read More | Posted Mar 15, 2017
97% The Salesman (Forushande) (2017) Despite a forgivable contrivance or two this is powerful cinema, with tremendous playing by Farhadi's ensemble and a surprising sense of dread not present in his previous work.‐ Adelaide Review
Read More | Posted Mar 15, 2017
92% Logan (2017) Offering a touch of Mad Max, some tense humour, a glimpse of the classic Western Shane for obvious reasons and Hugh's most glowering performance in X-Men history, this is a fitting and surprisingly moving... finale to the Wolverine saga.‐ Adelaide Review
Read More | Posted Mar 8, 2017
78% T2 Trainspotting (2017) This wants to be as wild and brilliant as the original but isn't.‐ Adelaide Review
Read More | Posted Mar 1, 2017
85% Silence (2017) Beautifully photographed and stirringly acted, even if Garfield seems too unhinged too early, this is unquestionably a personal pic.‐ Adelaide Review
Read More | Posted Feb 22, 2017
93% Hidden Figures (2017) Melfi's cast are so cool, and this truly is a story that should be told, particularly while race and gender are still such burning issues.‐ Adelaide Review
Read More | Posted Feb 15, 2017
93% Fences (2016) It is funny, albeit typically in the most uncomfortable, end-of-your-tether fashion, and the fraught humour does mostly survive the unnecessary 162 minute running time.‐ Adelaide Review
Read More | Posted Feb 10, 2017
96% Manchester by the Sea (2016) While terribly, even hauntingly painful at times, Manchester by the Sea is also generously funny, which is rather odd given that it's a film about grief, self-loathing, forgiveness and not-so-happy families.‐ Adelaide Review
Read More | Posted Feb 1, 2017
86% Lion (2016) [Pawar is] remarkably natural and heart-rendingly real, and offers one of the best child performances in years in a very demanding role.‐ Adelaide Review
Read More | Posted Jan 25, 2017
98% Moonlight (2016) This remains a story about dignity and, despite everything, beauty, with fine, naturalistic acting throughout and often gorgeous cinematography capturing the stark sunlight (and rich moonlight) of southern Miami.‐ Adelaide Review
Read More | Posted Jan 25, 2017
95% The Edge of Seventeen (2016) It's definitely more fun than repeating Year 12.‐ Adelaide Review
Read More | Posted Jan 12, 2017
89% 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
Read More | Posted Jan 12, 2017
31% Passengers (2016) This obviously messed-about science-fiction-drama-cum-romance is both disappointing and surprisingly unsavoury.‐ Adelaide Review
Read More | 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
Read More | Posted Dec 29, 2016
83% 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
Read More | Posted Dec 22, 2016
96% 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
Read More | Posted Dec 22, 2016
95% Paterson (2016) Driver's turn here is pure poetry.‐ Adelaide Review
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | Posted Dec 2, 2016
93% 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
Read More | Posted Dec 2, 2016
84% The Founder (2017) [Keaton] holds the whole thing together and sees you (mostly) past the obvious fictionalisation and creeping Americana.‐ Adelaide Review
Read More | 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
Read More | Posted Nov 18, 2016
94% Arrival (2016) Remarkably compelling and, at times, cosmically moving.‐ Adelaide Review
Read More | Posted Nov 10, 2016
87% Hacksaw Ridge (2016) This is watchable enough if not quite some biopic classic.‐ Adelaide Review
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | Posted Nov 2, 2016
57% The Neon Demon (2016) It's this filmmaker's weakest and silliest film so far.‐ Adelaide Review
Read More | 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
Read More | Posted Oct 20, 2016
83% Julieta (2016) It's his best, most mature and least deliberately (even irksomely) 'camp' effort in years.‐ Adelaide Review
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | Posted Sep 14, 2016
83% 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
Read More | 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
Read More | Posted Sep 7, 2016
61% 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
Read More | 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
Read More | Posted Aug 24, 2016