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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
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 69%

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 (2015)

"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 60%

Joy (2015)

"All of this is fine as far as it goes." ‐The Australian
Posted Dec 18, 2015
4/5 81%

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 85%

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 62%

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 43%

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 96%

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 59%

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 34%

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 39%

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
3/5 100%

Kaakkaa Muttai (2014)

"As directed by M. Manikandan, this is a simple, straightforward but very charming film that succeeds in glossing over the real problems involved in the lives of India's slum dwellers in favour of a sugar-coated feel-good exercise." ‐The Australian
Posted Nov 20, 2015
3/5 41%

Love (2015)

"Despite the at times amateurish acting, the film is, in the end, surprisingly touching and a reminder of the fragility of love." ‐The Australian
Posted Nov 20, 2015
3.5/5 79%

Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith (2005)

"I think it is visually exciting. I think there are wonderful things in it but I just missed that innocence of the early films." ‐At the Movies (Australia)
Posted Nov 16, 2015
3.5/5 73%

He Named Me Malala (2015)

"Guggenheim takes a wholly admiring view of Malala and her family, and you wouldn't want it any other way." ‐The Australian
Posted Nov 13, 2015
4/5 92%

99 Homes (2015)

"Bahrani's most accomplished film to date." ‐The Australian
Posted Nov 13, 2015
4/5 81%

Tanna (2016)

"The film's simple story -- a Romeo and Juliet affair with the star-crossed lovers members of rival tribes -- is beautifully told." ‐The Australian
Posted Nov 6, 2015
3/5 65%

Spectre (2015)

"Spectre falls somewhere in the middle; it's not as routine as some of the Roger Moore films, but it falls short of the high standard set by the earlier Craig films and almost all the Connery films." ‐The Australian
Posted Nov 6, 2015
3.5/5 81%

Man Up (2015)

"A scatty screwball comedy that, despite a familiar narrative structure, provides its full quota of laughs and romance." ‐The Australian
Posted Nov 6, 2015
4/5 95%

Casino Royale (2006)

"I think this is a very intelligent film for a Bond film, and certainly one of the most enjoyable." ‐At the Movies (Australia)
Posted Nov 2, 2015
4/5 83%

Mistress America (2015)

"A deliciously funny yet poignant study of an impressionable 19-year-old and the older woman she takes as a role model." ‐The Australian
Posted Oct 30, 2015
3/5 72%

5 to 7 (2015)

"Though in many ways conventional, [5 to 7] is nonetheless emotionally engaging." ‐The Australian
Posted Oct 30, 2015
2.5/5 53%

The Dressmaker (2016)

"This scenario is, as presented, so jarringly unreal that I gave up trying to follow the plot and settled back to enjoy the look of the film and some of the performances." ‐The Australian
Posted Oct 30, 2015
2.5/5 50%

A Second Chance (En chance til) (2015)

"Despite the considerable contrivances involved in this saga, A Second Chance is, for much of its length, quite gripping, even though in the wash-up it's not convincing on any level." ‐The Australian
Posted Oct 26, 2015
3.5/5 92%

The Martian (2015)

"cott's directorial skills are such that for much of the film you're rooted to your seat as Damon's Mark Watney struggles to survive." ‐The Australian
Posted Oct 26, 2015
3.5/5 90%

The Lobster (2016)

"[Lanthimos'] vision remains intact, his humour as dry and at times unfathomable as ever. He is a true original." ‐The Australian
Posted Oct 26, 2015
2.5/5 70%

UNindian (2015)

"Despite these flaws, the film is engaging in its cheerful celebration of community." ‐The Australian
Posted Oct 26, 2015
1.5/5 78%

Alex & Eve (2015)

"The material may have been funny on stage, but it seems strained on film as both families register their horror at the romance." ‐The Australian
Posted Oct 26, 2015
4/5 88%

The Simpsons Movie (2007)

"It's very well written and, as I say, it's consistently funny. " ‐At the Movies (Australia)
Posted Aug 2, 2015
4/5 97%

The Incredibles (2004)

"These are lovely characters, it's a witty script, there's lots of laughs." ‐At the Movies (Australia)
Posted Jul 29, 2015
4/5 96%

Ratatouille (2007)

"It's a great programme for all the family." ‐At the Movies (Australia)
Posted Jul 29, 2015
4/5 35%

Shark Tale (2004)

"I laughed quite a lot during this film." ‐At the Movies (Australia)
Posted Jul 29, 2015
4/5 96%

WALL-E (2008)

"Director Andrew Stanton has pulled off a remarkable achievement here." ‐At the Movies (Australia)
Posted Jul 29, 2015
3.5/5 80%

Captain America: The First Avenger (2011)

"It's very, very well done." ‐At the Movies (Australia)
Posted Jul 14, 2015
3.5/5 63%

Spider-Man 3 (2007)

"Spider-Man 3 is the longest film in the series so far, and perhaps it tries to pack in rather too much. But it's intelligently directed by Sam Raimi and, with all those eye-popping set pieces, it's certainly never boring." ‐At the Movies (Australia)
Posted Jul 13, 2015
1.5/5 31%

Kick-Ass 2 (2013)

"A rather dispiriting affair." ‐At the Movies (Australia)
Posted Jul 7, 2015
3.5/5 92%

Marvel's The Avengers (2012)

"Downey's Stark/Iron Man steals the show because the actor is capable of making the tritest dialogue sound wonderfully witty, but the CGI effects are amazing and, despite its length, the film is very enjoyable." ‐At the Movies (Australia)
Posted Jul 7, 2015
1/5 9%

Catwoman (2004)

"Bereft of excitement and with action scenes similar to those we've seen a dozen times before, this is a very poor effort indeed." ‐At the Movies (Australia)
Posted Jun 29, 2015
4/5 93%

Spider-Man 2 (2004)

"Maybe it has something to do with Sam Raimi's skills as a director, or with Tobey Maguire's very human central performance, but the Spider-Man films are by far the best of the superhero genre. " ‐At the Movies (Australia)
Posted Jun 29, 2015
2/5 93%

The Bourne Ultimatum (2007)

"I'm sure a lot of people will find it thrilling. Me, I just wanted to get headache [or] seasickness tablets." ‐At the Movies (Australia)
Posted Jun 23, 2015
5/5 98%

E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial (1982)

"The film is full of funny scenes and magical moments." ‐sbs.com.au
Posted Jun 19, 2015
3.5/5 94%

Iron Man (2008)

"What gives this its distinction [is] Robert Downey Jr, who is terrific." ‐At the Movies (Australia)
Posted Jun 15, 2015
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