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David 'Mad Dog' Bradley

David 'Mad Dog' Bradley
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
93% A Quiet Passion (2017) Davies keeps the drama compelling and the humour sharp.‐ Adelaide Review
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97% 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
89% Una (2016) 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
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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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75% 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
15% 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
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
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
Read More | Posted May 12, 2017
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
Read More | Posted May 5, 2017
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
81% 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
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76% 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
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
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
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
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
76% 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
93% 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
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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
18% 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
96% 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