Ed Gibbs

Ed Gibbs

Agrees with the Tomatometer 78% of the time.

Movie Reviews Only

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
2/5 60%

Porto (2016)

"Struggles to convey its passions, despite considerable effort from its two leads, an intuitive soundtrack and handsome photography." ‐ Guardian
Posted Sep 20, 2016
4/5 95%

The Beatles: Eight Days a Week - The Touring Years (2016)

"A fresh, thoughtful look at the world's favourite quartet." ‐ Little White Lies
Posted Sep 6, 2016
4/5 100%

One More Time With Feeling (2016)

"Andrew Dominik's documentary about Nick Cave's new album offers a gentle, haunting portrait of a family consumed with grief." ‐ Little White Lies
Posted Sep 5, 2016
3.5/5 No Score Yet

Hounds of Love (2016)

"This Australian chiller about a rash of grisly murders makes a play to be the new Snowtown." ‐ Little White Lies
Posted Sep 2, 2016
4/5 57%

King Cobra (2016)

"This darkly comic factual drama hits all the right notes, thanks to inspired turns from Christian Slater and James Franco." ‐ Little White Lies
Posted Apr 24, 2016
3.5/5 80%

All We Had (2016)

"Katie Holmes puts in a memorable shift as a struggling single mom in her impressive directorial debut." ‐ Little White Lies
Posted Apr 22, 2016
3/5 71%

The Ones Below (2016)

"Despite a sense of déjà vu and an unconvincing ending, David Farr's London-set pregnancy chiller conjures up a claustrophobic atmosphere." ‐ Electric Sheep
Posted Mar 8, 2016
3/5 No Score Yet

Sheba, Baby (1975)

"Pam Grier's third outing as a tough 1970s Blaxploitation action lady is fun, although not as exhilarating as Coffy and Foxy Brown." ‐ Electric Sheep
Posted Mar 2, 2016
4/5 74%

The Birth of a Nation (2016)

"Parker's resolve with the project (made without studio backing) should act as a clarion call to independent filmmakers everywhere. " ‐ Little White Lies
Posted Jan 29, 2016
2/5 93%

Michael Jackson's Journey From Motown to Off the Wall (2016)

"Spike Lee's follow-up to Bad 25 shines a light on the King of Pop's indisputable talents, but is otherwise alarmingly lightweight." ‐ Little White Lies
Posted Jan 28, 2016
3.5/5 76%

Wiener-Dog (2016)

"Watching a Solondz film has never been a particularly easy experience, yet Weiner Dog offers a droll playfulness not seen since Welcome to the Dollhouse." ‐ Little White Lies
Posted Jan 28, 2016
4/5 100%

Maya Angelou: And Still I Rise (2016)

"The African-American icon's richly textured and often traumatic story is unpacked in this near-definitive documentary for PBS." ‐ Little White Lies
Posted Jan 27, 2016
4/5 82%

Dark Night (2016)

"The film seeks to offer an abstract essay on the isolated youth of the US - which it does, in a breathtakingly fearless and measured manner." ‐ Little White Lies
Posted Jan 26, 2016
4/5 88%

Kiss of the Spider Woman (1985)

"A bold and brassy classic that challenges social and political norms in a magnificent manner." ‐ Electric Sheep
Posted Jan 6, 2016
4/5 83%

The Reflecting Skin (1990)

"Philip Ridley's acclaimed tale of childhood, vampires and the prairie is as beautiful and menacing as ever." ‐ Electric Sheep
Posted Dec 21, 2015
3/5 89%

The Devil's Candy (2015)

"While it isn't anywhere near the game-changer it might have been, it's entertaining enough, with some memorable sequences (and ideas) that are worth exploring on VOD." ‐ Electric Sheep
Posted Sep 28, 2015

Greed (1925)

"A fascinating, exhilarating, immensely satisfying experience." ‐ Electric Sheep
Posted Sep 2, 2015
2/5 19%

Self/less (2015)

"Unlike the recent Ex-Machina, which tackled the reality of robots entering our lives with style and poise, this glossy affair fails to convince beyond its overheated melodrama." ‐ Daily Telegraph (Australia)
Posted Jul 20, 2015
3/5 63%

Magic Mike XXL (2015)

"More akin to leaving your cares (and possibly keys) at the door, and diving in for some quick thrills. Undemanding, reasonably entertaining fun. " ‐ Daily Telegraph (Australia)
Posted Jul 11, 2015
4.5/5 84%

While We're Young (2015)

"The pains of ageing, and the chasms that divide generations, are mined with witty precision in this latest comic outing from Noah Baumbach." ‐ Daily Telegraph (Australia)
Posted Jul 2, 2015
1/5 55%

The Age of Adaline (2015)

"A laughably absurd fantasy that goes nowhere fast." ‐ Daily Telegraph (Australia)
Posted Jun 18, 2015
4/5 89%

Clouds of Sils Maria (2015)

"Multi-layered complexities and stand-out performances make this a rich experience, with Kristen Stewart surprising the most." ‐ Daily Telegraph (Australia)
Posted Jun 17, 2015
4.5/5 93%

Ex Machina (2015)

"This intelligent examination of our fascination with science is impeccably realised, despite a modest budget." ‐ Daily Telegraph (Australia)
Posted May 27, 2015

Tales Of The Grim Sleeper (2014)

"It is a striking and powerful film, and certainly one of Broomfield's best for quite some time." ‐ Electric Sheep
Posted Jan 29, 2015
4/5 82%

Me and Earl and the Dying Girl (2015)

"High-school students have plenty of growing pains to offload, and Gomez-Rejon clearly knows what makes them tick. His film is at once buzzy, fun and confronting." ‐ Guardian
Posted Jan 29, 2015

Electric Boogaloo: The Wild, Untold Story of Cannon Films (2012)

"An enjoyable (if rather one-note) ride through one of Hollywood's more bizarre eras." ‐ Electric Sheep
Posted Sep 28, 2014
4/5 75%

Kill Your Darlings (2013)

"A convincing, evocative drama that captures a key moment in history with aplomb." ‐ Empire Magazine Australasia
Posted Sep 2, 2014
4/5 91%

The White Stripes Under Great White Northern Lights (2010)

"A lively document of a revolutionary band on tour in Canada - and a stark reminder of what a music documentary should do. " ‐ Empire Magazine Australasia
Posted Sep 2, 2014
4/5 53%

I Origins (2014)

"A worthy, thought-provoking follow-up to Another Earth, in which fact and faith square off with increasing complexity and consequences." ‐ sbs.com.au
Posted Aug 14, 2014
4.5/5 89%

Concerning Violence (2014)

"Armed with a legitimacy as startling as its content, it is a superbly executed document of a pivotal, inevitable era in 20th-century history." ‐ sbs.com.au
Posted Jun 17, 2014
3/5 58%

Finding Fela! (2014)

"Finding Fela! doesn't shy away from the uglier side of Kuti's life, but it does lack the analysis one is craving, and expecting." ‐ sbs.com.au
Posted Jun 4, 2014
4/5 No Score Yet

Des étoiles (2014)

"The ability to survive no matter the odds has rarely felt more immediate and watchable." ‐ sbs.com.au
Posted Mar 24, 2014
3/5 93%

The Last Impresario (2014)

"For all the film's shortcomings, White's story does ultimately shine through." ‐ sbs.com.au
Posted Mar 24, 2014
2/5 51%

Half of a Yellow Sun (2014)

"Only when the protagonists' lives are at stake - and bombs drop - does the piece truly come alive, with a sense of much-needed urgency." ‐ sbs.com.au
Posted Feb 27, 2014
3/5 58%

May In The Summer (2014)

"This second feature is very watchable, but it lacks a sense of purpose (so prevalent in its predecessor), and any emotional punch or, indeed, pay-off. " ‐ sbs.com.au
Posted Feb 27, 2014
3/5 53%

Out of the Furnace (2013)

"Christian Bale still makes this rather run-of-the-mill proposition appealing, regardless of how oddly unfashionable he may currently be." ‐ Sydney Morning Herald
Posted Feb 23, 2014
2/5 49%

Wolf Creek 2 (2014)

"This critic's eyebrows were raised more for the inclusion of Rolf Harris' Tie Me Kangaroo Down Sport than for any would-be chills, which bizarrely fail to materialise." ‐ The Sun Herald
Posted Feb 23, 2014
2/5 42%

Words And Pictures (2014)

"An ill-fitting, occasionally awkward yarn that crackles at times (thanks to its charming leads), but struggles to fire. " ‐ sbs.com.au
Posted Feb 21, 2014
4/5 91%

Mistaken for Strangers (2014)

"Painfully funny and rather moving, as well. Seems destined for cult status." ‐ sbs.com.au
Posted Feb 18, 2014
4.5/5 91%

Nebraska (2013)

"A loving ode to the American wheat belt, told with lashings of candour and wit." ‐ The Sunday Age
Posted Feb 16, 2014
8/10 94%

Dallas Buyers Club (2013)

"Former heart-throb turned indie king, Matthew McConaughey goes for broke with what could well be his most affecting on-screen turn yet." ‐ The Sun Herald
Posted Feb 8, 2014
3.5/5 46%

Last Vegas (2013)

"Jon Turteltaub's ''old men behaving badly'' romp does more than merely pander to expectation. Beyond the noise of the strip lies a buddy comedy with heart. " ‐ The Sunday Age
Posted Feb 8, 2014
6/10 59%

Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom (2013)

"In the wake of Mandela's recent passing, this well-intentioned adaptation of the great man's best-selling autobiography inevitably takes on a greater poignancy and stature." ‐ The Sun Herald
Posted Feb 1, 2014
1/5 29%

Grudge Match (2013)

"Although it seeks to send up their greatest on-screen achievements, this half-baked farce merely reinforces the idea that De Niro and Stallone have seen better days." ‐ The Sunday Age
Posted Jan 27, 2014
4/10 39%

Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones (2014)

"This latest instalment in the found-footage, domestic-horror franchise opts for far greater supernatural silliness than its predecessors." ‐ The Sun Herald
Posted Jan 27, 2014
4.5/5 77%

The Wolf of Wall Street (2013)

"An outrageously black comedy about white-collar crime, unapologetic in delivery and unashamedly graphic in its intensity." ‐ The Sunday Age
Posted Jan 18, 2014
10/10 94%

Inside Llewyn Davis (2013)

"A flawless piece of classic Coen brothers cinema, exquisitely timed and told by all. Quite possibly their finest work yet. " ‐ The Sun Herald
Posted Jan 12, 2014
2/5 14%

47 Ronin (2013)

"Given this costly ($US175 million) and largely pointless dirge, shrewd filmgoers may feel compelled to instead explore the original, in all its noble glory." ‐ The Sunday Age
Posted Jan 12, 2014
8/10 78%

Saving Mr. Banks (2013)

"As far as family entertainment goes, there's very little to fault with this rather delightful and moving picture." ‐ The Sun Herald
Posted Jan 4, 2014
4/5 74%

The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug (2013)

"A huge improvement on its predecessor. Jackson and his collaborators have opted to broaden and modernise the franchise's appeal." ‐ The Sunday Age
Posted Dec 28, 2013
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