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Eddie Cockrell

Eddie Cockrell
Eddie Cockrell's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Variety, Sydney Morning Herald

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
No Score Yet Hounds of Love (2016) Australian director Ben Young's debut offers a bold new spin on the serial-killer genre. ‐ Variety
Posted Sep 2, 2016
60% Red Christmas (2016) An energetic, candy-colored romp through genre tropes that manages to take its subject matter seriously while poking fun at itself at the same time. ‐ Variety
Posted Jul 28, 2016
87% Women He's Undressed (2016) The film overstays its welcome by punctuating his story with ill-advised dramatic fantasy sequences that are meant to illustrate the anguish of a gay man in mid-century America, but come across as heavy-handed and mean-spirited. ‐ Variety
Posted Jul 25, 2016
82% Girl Asleep (2016) A strange, savvy, big-hearted teen adventure that feels perfectly pitched to its target audience as well as those of all ages in search of something unquestionably unique. ‐ Variety
Posted Jul 7, 2016
No Score Yet Thank You For Bombing (2015) Affecting and well-made ... ‐ Variety
Posted Jun 19, 2016
83% Goldstone (2016) [A] socially conscious, supremely accomplished procedural thriller. ‐ Variety
Posted Jun 10, 2016
16% The 5th Wave (2016) An effectively decent post-apocalyptic, young-adult, world-in-the-balance survival thriller. ‐ Variety
Posted Jan 14, 2016
83% The Daughter (2017) Theater director Simon Stone delivers a powerful, low-key yet achingly intense reimagining of Ibsen's 'The Wild Duck.' ‐ Variety
Posted Aug 31, 2015
4/5 31% Kick-Ass 2 (2013) Should Kick-Ass 2 represent the end of the line for this polarising, guilty pleasure-defining franchise, it sure was fun while it lasted. ‐ sbs.com.au
Posted Jul 7, 2015
4/5 91% Love & Mercy (2015) The Dano sequences also benefit enormously from the dense sound collages created by composer Atticus Ross and utilised by director Bill Pohlad to dramatise Wilson's inner turmoil. ‐ sbs.com.au
Posted Jun 11, 2015
91% Last Cab To Darwin (2016) It's not so much the destination but the physical and emotional journey embarked on in this thoughtful, culturally authentic road trip. ‐ Variety
Posted Jun 7, 2015
94% Charlie's Country (2015) The tangled tale of Aboriginal relations in Australia is rendered richly personal in director Rolf de Heer's 14th dramatic feature, Charlie's Country. ‐ Variety
Posted Jun 1, 2015
53% Champs (2015) [A] clearly sincere but achingly cliched look at what's good and bad about the sport and the society that sanctions it. ‐ Variety
Posted Mar 13, 2015
No Score Yet Tender (2014) A compassionate, gently funny look at life and mortality through the prism of an Australian local government. ‐ Variety
Posted Feb 11, 2015
4/5 79% WYRMWOOD: Road Of The Dead (2015) The single most kinetic, over-the-top and refreshingly low-budget (in spirit, if not execution) horror exercise in recent Australian industry memory. ‐ sbs.com.au
Posted Feb 5, 2015
3/5 12% Mortdecai (2015) Look past the vicious reviews and the film reveals itself to be squarely in the genial, proudly silly spirit of everything from The Pink Panther to Austin Powers. ‐ sbs.com.au
Posted Feb 5, 2015
4/5 96% Ida (2014) A film about history and identity that will long linger in the mind. ‐ sbs.com.au
Posted Jan 5, 2015
63% The Water Diviner (2015) An often capriciously mixed cocktail of war film and cross-cultural family melodrama, "The Water Diviner" marks an ambitious if emotionally manipulative directing debut for Russell Crowe. ‐ Variety
Posted Dec 9, 2014
4/5 27% Exodus: Gods and Kings (2014) Scott's film never drags. Credit the committed acting of Bale and Edgerton, the former taking all the time necessary to connect with his inner Hebrew, and the latter finding his arrogance giving way to a touching mixture of bluster and grief. ‐ sbs.com.au
Posted Dec 4, 2014
1/5 17% Serena (2015) Some novels just shouldn't be adapted for film. Nobody sets out to make a bad movie. These two truisms come to mind in the wake of Serena. ‐ sbs.com.au
Posted Dec 4, 2014
4/5 71% Interstellar (2014) Dramatically awkward and visually ravishing -- often within the same sequence -- Interstellar is director Christopher Nolan's ninth and most ambitious film to date. ‐ sbs.com.au
Posted Oct 31, 2014
76% Canopy (2014) To the suddenly white-hot adventure subgenre of one or two souls alone against nature... add the more modestly scaled but no less absorbing wartime survival adventure "Canopy." ‐ Variety
Posted Aug 28, 2014
4/5 42% Words And Pictures (2014) The performances are first-rate. ‐ The Australian
Posted Jul 23, 2014
4/5 89% Venus in Fur (2014) What plays out is roller-coaster ride of shifting identity and sexual brinkmanship...Mischievous and sadistic by turns, it becomes a deadly serious battle of the sexes. ‐ The Australian
Posted Jul 23, 2014
4/5 52% Jersey Boys (2014) The combination of... [Woody Allen & Clint Eastwood] has resulted in a Broadway adaptation that hums with vigour, sings with the capricious unpredictability of fate and fame, and does firm and lasting justice to the legacy of that vintage studio logo. ‐ The Australian
Posted Jul 9, 2014
4/5 89% Tim's Vermeer (2014) Perhaps the ultimate take-away from Tim's Vermeer is the unquenchable curiosity of certain people, albeit those with the money to finance that inquisitiveness, to get to the bottom of history's mysteries. In that respect, Jenison is an artist. ‐ The Australian
Posted Jul 9, 2014
3.5/5 93% The Last Impresario (2014) Warm-hearted, respectful and somewhat melancholic. ‐ The Australian
Posted Jun 27, 2014
2/5 18% Transformers: Age of Extinction (2014) There has been a puzzling yet distinctive tonal shift in this new edition. ‐ The Australian
Posted Jun 27, 2014
2.5/5 80% Rising From Ashes (2013) So while the subjects explored in Rising from Ashes are worthy of contemplation, the methodology of doing so puts the brakes on the film's ability to inspire and persuade. ‐ The Australian
Posted Jun 25, 2014
3.5/5 92% How to Train Your Dragon 2 (2014) Those who made [this film] know the kids who adored the original have grown since the [first one] and they're trying mightily to grow with them. That counts for something in today's popular culture universe, even if they seem to be trying awfully hard. ‐ The Australian
Posted Jun 25, 2014
4/5 97% Ernest & Célestine (2014) Two styles combine to create a world at once impressionistic and lived in, infused with the kind of warm glow which emanates from a cosy fireplace. ‐ The Australian
Posted Jun 19, 2014
3.5/5 95% Gabrielle (2014) As a thought-provoking valentine to tolerance, acceptance and the yearning for love, Gabrielle wears its heart comfortably, and proudly, on its sleeve. ‐ The Australian
Posted Jun 19, 2014
3.5/5 94% Good Vibrations (2012) The team behind Good Vibrations have made a film that is determined to live up to its title, and does so. ‐ The Australian
Posted Jun 19, 2014
2.5/5 14% Blended (2014) It has become something of a tradition to dismiss the latest Adam Sandler movie outright or, if one is feeling particularly generous, damn it with faint praise. Blended is no exception to this strategy. ‐ The Australian
Posted Jun 6, 2014
4/5 90% Omar (2014) Bakri gives a richly detailed performance, often allowing his stoicism to slip and reveal the confused and angry young man within. ‐ The Australian
Posted Jun 6, 2014
4/5 99% The Missing Picture (2014) With his poignant, insightful narration read in French by Randal Douc, Panh tells of his vibrant life before 1975 and increasingly grim existence after that. ‐ sbs.com.au
Posted Jan 16, 2014
3.5/5 75% Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues (2013) Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues finds the pair in fine form, charging full-bore into their instantly recognisable brand of improvisational comedy that embraces elements of dada, surrealism and their specialty, scatological bons mots. ‐ sbs.com.au
Posted Dec 23, 2013
92% I Am Breathing (2013) Emma Davie and Morag McKinnon deliver an achingly reflective look at the life of a man struggling with ALS. ‐ Variety
Posted Sep 17, 2013
90% Storm Surfers 3D (2013) The twin Australian ideals of outdoor adventure and ecstatic camaraderie achieve harmonic convergence in the visceral, extreme-sport thrill-ride Storm Surfers 3D. ‐ Variety
Posted Jun 18, 2013
96% Plimpton! Starring George Plimpton As Himself (2013) A fond look back at a groundbreaking media celebrity and man of letters. ‐ Variety
Posted Jun 11, 2013
36% Family Weekend (2013) The direction by Benjamin Epps, who has an early cameo as a jump-rope judge, shows decent comic timing, but needs to dial the histrionics way down and find a script that has some substance beneath the shenanigans. ‐ Variety
Posted Mar 27, 2013
88% Tchoupitoulas (2012) [A] provocative fusion of documentary and dramatic elements. ‐ Variety
Posted Nov 30, 2012
67% Barbershop Punk (2011) The urgency of this complex and far-reaching issue, coupled with the undeniable appeal of the Everyman story that triggered the debate, will propel "Punk" to harmonious fest exposure and tenacious afterlife. ‐ Variety
Posted Oct 16, 2012
73% We Are Legion: The Story of the Hacktivists (2012) A cumulative feeling of urgency and you-are-there world-beating are key to the pic's seductive appeal, though lack of informed dissenting opinions reps an unfortunate editorial choice. ‐ Variety
Posted Oct 16, 2012
78% Better Than Something: Jay Reatard (2012) Better Than Something: Jay Reatard offers an uncommonly intimate portrait of the prolific garage-punk phenom who died of a drug/alcohol cocktail in 2010. ‐ Variety
Posted Oct 12, 2012
No Score Yet On Coal River (2010) A clutch of hillbilly Davids bests a corporate Goliath in keenly observed environmental docu On Coal River. ‐ Variety
Posted Jul 5, 2012
89% Our School (2013) Exercising admirable restraint in its expose of ingrained racism in the Romanian educational system, absorbing docu Our School follows the sad yet resilient journey of three Roma children over four years as they grapple with prejudice and stereotyping. ‐ Variety
Posted Feb 27, 2012
86% Daddy and Them (2001) Beneath its deadpan and often absurdist exterior, "Daddy and Them" feels like a very personal piece of work about how family really does come first, warts and all. ‐ Variety
Posted Jul 6, 2010
90% Winnebago Man (2010) At once scabrously funny and uncomfortably poignant... ‐ Variety
Posted Jul 6, 2010
89% Séraphine (2009) A naive, between-the-wars French painter is brought to vivid life in the satisfying fact-inspired drama Seraphine. ‐ Variety
Posted Dec 17, 2009