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David Stratton

David Stratton

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
3.5/5 83% Sweet Bean (An) (2016) "An is both [Kawase's] simplest and most accessible work, unfolding as it does a simple, universal story about the need to hand down skills from generation to generation. " ‐ The Australian
Posted Apr 29, 2016
3.5/5 89% Mia Madre (2016) "It's this primal bond between mother and daughter that is the heart of the film, one that Moretti explores with sympathy and restraint -- though in the end the focus is a little too diffuse. " ‐ The Australian
Posted Apr 29, 2016
3/5 79% Eddie The Eagle (2016) "Peary is a completely fictitious character, but Jackman plays him like a younger Clint Eastwood, full of rugged charm and common sense, even though he stresses over his own past failures. " ‐ The Australian
Posted Apr 22, 2016
2/5 57% A Month Of Sundays "It's difficult to decide just what Saville is aiming to achieve with these characters. " ‐ The Australian
Posted Apr 22, 2016
4/5 No Score Yet Pawno "An outstanding example of contemporary independent Australian cinema. " ‐ The Australian
Posted Apr 18, 2016
3.5/5 100% Wide Open Sky "It's impossible not to be touched by the innocence and vitality of these youngsters, and by the dedication of their teacher. " ‐ The Australian
Posted Apr 15, 2016
3.5/5 96% Marguerite (2016) "Marguerite -- despite its longueurs -- offers much to enjoy, particularly Frot's ripe, passionate performance. " ‐ The Australian
Posted Apr 15, 2016
4/5 93% Our Little Sister (Umimachi Diary) (Umi-gai Diary) (2016) "The film is beautifully shot and framed, and the story it tells is universal and immensely appealing. " ‐ The Australian
Posted Apr 8, 2016
2.5/5 28% My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2 (2016) "There are a few amusing moments and some stalwart comic performances, but on the whole this is an unremarkable and instantly forgettable experience. " ‐ The Australian
Posted Apr 1, 2016
3.5/5 77% Where to Invade Next (2016) "If just half the facts presented here are correct -- and that's probably too conservative -- it does pose questions about the way America is heading. And Australia, too. " ‐ The Australian
Posted Apr 1, 2016
3.5/5 85% A Bigger Splash (2016) "Swinton is terrific and, against the odds, compellingly convincing as a world-famous rock star, while Schoenaerts and Fanning provide crucial support. " ‐ The Australian
Posted Mar 25, 2016
3/5 77% Labyrinth Of Lies (2015) "Such a subject deserves a more rigorous treatment. " ‐ The Australian
Posted Mar 25, 2016
3.5/5 No Score Yet Spear "The narrative isn't always easy to follow for the uninitiated, but despite this the film impresses and Aaron Pedersen is painfully effective as a homeless man whose life is in ruins. " ‐ The Australian
Posted Mar 21, 2016
4/5 94% Eye In The Sky (2016) "Eye in the Sky is a disturbing, intelligent and very well crafted contemporary thriller with a solid screenplay by Guy Hibbert and seamless direction. " ‐ The Australian
Posted Mar 18, 2016
1/5 24% London Has Fallen (2016) "As a pretty average video game this might possibly have passed muster, but as a big-screen movie it's woeful. " ‐ The Australian
Posted Mar 18, 2016
4/5 79% The Daughter "The entire cast responds to the director's subtle and intelligent vision, giving performances that resonate long after the film is over. " ‐ The Australian
Posted Mar 11, 2016
4/5 90% The Witch (2016) "The little-known cast of British actors succeeds in convincingly portraying these threatened pilgrims who, while seeking out a new and better life, find themselves in the middle of an inexplicable nightmare. " ‐ The Australian
Posted Mar 11, 2016
1.5/5 12% Gods Of Egypt (2016) "Minor pleasures can't compensate for the disappointment of a film that borrows so heavily from other, better, films. " ‐ The Australian
Posted Mar 4, 2016
2.5/5 54% Triple 9 (2016) "This is a boys' movie, a cinematic video game, full of sound and fury, but in the end amounting to disappointingly little. " ‐ The Australian
Posted Mar 4, 2016
3.5/5 85% Victoria (2015) "Costa is an agreeable if extremely ingenuous heroine and the rest of the cast play their stock characters with efficiency. As a bonus, there's a driving music score by Nils Frahm that helps paper over some of the film's dodgier moments. " ‐ The Australian
Posted Mar 4, 2016
4/5 96% Son of Saul (2015) "To say that this is a challenging experience is an understatement. " ‐ The Australian
Posted Feb 26, 2016
3.5/5 93% The Lady In The Van (2015) "It's as charming and enjoyable as it is decidedly lightweight. " ‐ The Australian
Posted Feb 26, 2016
3.5/5 62% Concussion (2015) "Omalu's dedication to his profession and his struggle to make himself heard and understood make for an inspirational story, and Landesman effectively lays out the facts and invites the audience to judge both Omalu and his opponents. " ‐ The Australian
Posted Feb 19, 2016
3.5/5 85% Hail, Caesar! (2016) "Although it's beautifully crafted, filled with amusing detail and in-jokes and cast with the Coens' usual deft precision, it all falls a little flat. " ‐ The Australian
Posted Feb 19, 2016
4/5 95% Dead Man Walking (1995) "It's an important film and a beautifully made film too. " ‐ At the Movies (Australia)
Posted Feb 12, 2016
3.5/5 88% The Big Short (2015) "At the end of the film, I was hardly any the wiser as to the reasons eight million jobs and six million homes were lost in the US, even though the skill of the actors and the film's ambition remain impressive. " ‐ The Australian
Posted Feb 12, 2016
4/5 94% Carol (2015) "Both women are magnificent and it's thanks to them, and to Haynes's refined talent, that this story of love and passion is so convincing, so tender, and so painful. " ‐ The Australian
Posted Feb 12, 2016
3.5/5 76% Trumbo (2015) "Bryan Cranston does a remarkably effective job of impersonating the man who played such a key role in the era of the McCarthy blacklist, from his raspy voice to his distinctive cigarette holder and his pungent sense of humour. " ‐ The Australian
Posted Feb 12, 2016
4/5 97% 45 Years (2015) "The naturalistic approach of Haigh and his actors makes 45 Hours a memorable screen experience, filled with subtle details and clues to the relationship. " ‐ The Australian
Posted Feb 12, 2016
4/5 85% Steve Jobs (2015) "Fassbender, in a superb performance, portrays [Jobs] as a genius -- but also as a painfully flawed human being. " ‐ The Australian
Posted Feb 10, 2016
4.5/5 92% Anomalisa (2015) "It's not often a film so radically different comes our way, and for the adventurous cinemagoer, Anomalisa is unhesitatingly recommended. " ‐ The Australian
Posted Feb 10, 2016
4/5 96% Spotlight (2015) "Spotlight is a celebration of the freedom of the press, a riveting story of investigative journalism and of the role played by The Boston Globe in bringing to public attention the terrible crimes that had been taking place in the city for decades. " ‐ The Australian
Posted Feb 5, 2016
4/5 70% The Danish Girl (2015) "Vikander delves beneath the surface to explore a truly fascinating woman. And Redmayne is simply wonderful, totally convincing both as Einar and as the "Danish girl" of the film's title. " ‐ The Australian
Posted Feb 5, 2016
3.5/5 97% Brooklyn (2015) "Ronan's accomplished performance provides the heart of the film, and, despite the mistakes she makes, the viewer comes to care deeply for this young woman and hope for a happy outcome to her dilemmas. " ‐ The Australian
Posted Feb 5, 2016
4/5 43% Looking for Grace "The characters depicted are flawed in all sorts of ways, but Brooks's evident sympathy for all of them shines through and the result is an offbeat road movie filled with surprises and revelations. " ‐ The Australian
Posted Feb 4, 2016
4/5 82% The Revenant (2015) "This is a visual and sensory experience rather than a literary one, and on that level it succeeds admirably. " ‐ The Australian
Posted Jan 1, 2016
3/5 73% Suffragette (2015) "Some of the most interesting aspects of the suffragette movement are glossed over without examination, and you get the feeling that, while the film is quite decent, an opportunity for something outstanding has been missed. " ‐ The Australian
Posted Dec 29, 2015
3.5/5 73% Youth (2015) "Youth may not be as culturally specific as The Great Beauty or Sorrentino's other Italian-language films, but its universal story of how to deal with the passing of time and with changing circumstances is told with precision and tender serenity. " ‐ The Australian
Posted Dec 18, 2015
3.5/5 61% Joy (2015) "All of this is fine as far as it goes. " ‐ The Australian
Posted Dec 18, 2015
4/5 79% The Assassin (2015) "It's a rich and, for this viewer at least, rewarding experience. " ‐ The Australian
Posted Dec 11, 2015
4/5 98% Phoenix (2015) "The personal drama is layered with subtle subtexts and the film evokes the work of those classic proponents of screen melodrama, Douglas Sirk and Rainer Werner Fassbinder, in its combination of highly coloured glamour coating a very dark centre. " ‐ The Australian
Posted Dec 11, 2015
3.5/5 86% Far From the Madding Crowd (2015) "A great deal of the film is as good as you could wish. Yet the screenplay, by David Nicholls, feels truncated, almost like a Reader's Digest version of the book. " ‐ The Australian
Posted Dec 8, 2015
4/5 98% Inside Out (2015) "Inside Out is designed and presented with the accustomed skill and invention that have been the hallmark of Pixar productions. " ‐ The Australian
Posted Dec 8, 2015
4/5 63% Truth (2015) "The film, one of the best of the year, is strongly recommended to serious filmgoers. " ‐ The Australian
Posted Dec 4, 2015
2/5 42% In the Heart of the Sea (2015) "The great white whale itself is an imposing creation, but Howard's skills as a storyteller -- evident in some of his earlier work -- seem muted here, and the result is a turgid slog rather than a stirring adventure. " ‐ The Australian
Posted Dec 4, 2015
3/5 97% Mad Max: Fury Road (2015) "Fury Road, despite its lack of an interesting plot, despite the absence of flesh-and-blood characters, despite the basic sameness of any sequel, still manages to thrill. " ‐ The Australian
Posted Dec 2, 2015
3.5/5 97% The Look of Silence (2015) "oshua Oppenheimer has followed his 2012 documentary, The Act of Killing, with another, even more powerful film, The Look of Silence. " ‐ The Australian
Posted Dec 1, 2015
3.5/5 54% The Program (2016) "Frears's film dramatises these events very effectively and, as a result, the remarkable story is now available to an even wider audience. " ‐ The Australian
Posted Dec 1, 2015
2/5 33% By The Sea (2015) "By the Sea, though beautiful to look at, proves in the end to be an inert experience, with the promise of a cutting dissection of marriage largely unfulfilled. " ‐ The Australian
Posted Dec 1, 2015
3/5 40% Secret in Their Eyes (2015) "The film is a reasonably tasty thriller that sets up a provocative premise, then fails to follow it through. " ‐ The Australian
Posted Nov 20, 2015
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