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David 'Mad Dog' Bradley

David 'Mad Dog' Bradley
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
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
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51% 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
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77% 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
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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
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7/10 98% The Big Sick (2017) Very charming and certainly close to the bone.‐ Adelaide Review
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6/10 75% Atomic Blonde (2017) You could really hate yourself in the morning for being entertained by this coolly preposterous blockbuster.‐ Adelaide Review
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7/10 88% 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
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8/10 91% A Ghost Story (2017) A meditative and even spiritual experience.‐ Adelaide Review
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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
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9% The Black Prince (2017) It's a flawed and sometimes deceptively-scripted affair.‐ Adelaide Review
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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
93% 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
94% 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
79% 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
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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
88% 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
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88% Lady Macbeth (2017) Richly atmospheric and sometimes discomfittingly dark.‐ Adelaide Review
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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
88% 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
86% Whitney: Can I Be Me (2017) On the whole this is surprisingly cautious and sad.‐ Adelaide Review
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50% The Promise (2017) The wonderfully charismatic central performance by Oscar Isaac grounds the action, bringing heart and even a little humour.‐ Adelaide Review
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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
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89% 20th Century Women (2017) Often warm and funny, this isn't [simply] a rosy-hued view of those long-ago days.‐ Adelaide Review
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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
73% 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
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71% Alien: Covenant (2017) It's not entirely free of the ludicrous ponderousness that so damaged Prometheus, and the chronology of these epics is now so convoluted that only hardcore fans could make proper sense of it all, and yet it is still scary... sort of.‐ Adelaide Review
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91% I Am Heath Ledger (2017) Very moving.‐ Adelaide Review
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60% The Zookeeper's Wife (2017) The results mostly work well.‐ Adelaide Review
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99% Get Out (2017) It is an ambitious and sometimes uneven affair... When it works though, it really works, and the cast is very fine.‐ Adelaide Review
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94% 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
82% 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
90% 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
74% 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
88% 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
80% 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
90% 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
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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
67% 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