Erin Free

Erin Free
Tomatometer-approved critic

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T-Meter Title | Year
18.5/20 91% Acute Misfortune (2019) ...a powerful, richly crafted, and undeniably important work of art... - FILMINK (Australia) EDIT
Read More | Posted May 14, 2019
16/20 50% Celeste (2018) ...a strange cinematic experience, but its rewards (including superb supporting performances from the always excellent Nadine Garner and dazzling talent-on-the-rise, Odessa Young) are well worth searching for. - FILMINK (Australia) EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 24, 2019
17/20 85% Top End Wedding (2019) ...Top End Wedding is much, much more than just a fizzy, frolicking romantic comedy, though it's certainly that too. - FILMINK (Australia) EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 17, 2019
16.5/20 100% Pimped (2018) ...a stylishly subversive treat...a bob-bon spiked with ground glass... - FILMINK (Australia) EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 11, 2019
18.5/20 92% Hal (2018) It's heartbreaking, insightful, moving, authentic, hilariously funny, and wonderfully entertaining...just like Hal Ashby's movies themselves. - FILMINK (Australia) EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 10, 2019
18/20 89% MATANGI/MAYA/M.I.A. (2018) ...utterly fascinating... - FILMINK (Australia) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 9, 2019
17.5/20 63% Bird Box (2018) Packing an intense emotional wallop and a truly nail-grinding sense of suspense, Bird Box is a surprise stunner. - FILMINK (Australia) EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 24, 2018
18.5/20 65% Aquaman (2018) ...so utterly entertaining, wickedly inventive, and insanely paced that it comes spinning into cinemas like a breath of fresh ocean air. - FILMINK (Australia) EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 19, 2018
14/20 51% Once Upon a Deadpool (2018) A Christmas bauble for only the most hardcore of fans... - FILMINK (Australia) EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 12, 2018
16/20 No Score Yet The School (2018) ...a weird crash-together of Pan's Labyrinth, Lord Of The Flies, The Babadook and The Others. - FILMINK (Australia) EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 5, 2018
18/20 82% Fahrenheit 11/9 (2018) Michael Moore comes on with such fulsome, search-and-destroy rage that it's like he's actually taken on the role of a cinematic suicide bomber... - FILMINK (Australia) EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 31, 2018
15/20 60% An Interview With God (2018) ...certainly preachy and often ham-fisted, but there might be a little something in there for those who prefer going to the movies over Bible study. - FILMINK (Australia) EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 24, 2018
16.5/20 48% Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween (2018) While not the equal of its predecessor, Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween is a worthy follow-up - FILMINK (Australia) EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 17, 2018
17/20 No Score Yet Reaching Distance (2018) Punchy and compelling, Reaching Distance is a smart, inventive slice of local genre filmmaking. - FILMINK (Australia) EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 9, 2018
17/20 86% Book Week (2018) ...a little gem of a film. - FILMINK (Australia) EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 8, 2018
13/20 48% In Like Flynn (2019) ...it swings, swashes, and buckles in a way that the man himself would probably have loved. - FILMINK (Australia) EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 6, 2018
17/20 100% McKellen: Playing the Part (2017) Endlessly fascinating and well crafted, McKellen: Playing The Part burrows deep into the mind of its subject, and the craft of acting itself. - FILMINK (Australia) EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 20, 2018
16/20 90% I Am Paul Walker (2018) ...a sensitive, deeply moving look at a profoundly well-loved man. - FILMINK (Australia) EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 18, 2018
15/20 80% The Merger (2018) The Merger has a massive heart, and it's unequivocally in the right place. - FILMINK (Australia) EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 6, 2018
16.5/20 22% Submergence (2018) A quiet meditation on how love can be an oasis in a cruel and violent world, Submergence is a strong work from a bona fide cinematic master. - FILMINK (Australia) EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 7, 2018
57% LBJ (2017) ...LBJ moves at a fast, highly entertaining clip... - FILMINK (Australia) EDIT
Read More | Posted May 27, 2018
18.5/20 77% I Kill Giants (2018) ...profoundly moving... - FILMINK (Australia) EDIT
Read More | Posted May 15, 2018
17/20 86% Tully (2018) Tully is a rich, rewarding and raggedly honest delight. - FILMINK (Australia) EDIT
Read More | Posted May 6, 2018
16/20 81% Early Man (2018) A winning meld of stop motion animation and classic sports movie, Early Man scores big time. - FILMINK (Australia) EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 28, 2018
16/20 63% Peter Rabbit (2018) ...this winning, seamless mix of animation and live action happily marries the antique charms of an historic classic with the cinematic bravura of today. - FILMINK (Australia) EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 20, 2018
69% Eric Clapton: A Life in 12 Bars (2017) Eric Clapton: Life In 12 Bars is a deeply personal, finely judged tour through the dark life of one of the world's greatest guitar players. - FILMINK (Australia) EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 11, 2018
17/20 50% Conor McGregor: Notorious (2017) "Though it doesn't dig deep, Notorious: Conor McGregor is exciting, energetic and occasionally revealing..." - FILMINK (Australia) EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 4, 2017
17/20 No Score Yet Innuendo (2017) Innuendo wears its influences proudly and with reckless abandon, but always functions as an engagingly original film in its own right. - FILMINK (Australia) EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 30, 2017
57% Australia Day (2017) A big, broiling stew of complex thought, Australia Day is a provocative, intelligent film that dares to pick, probe and ask a lot of burning questions. - FILMINK (Australia) EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 10, 2017
100% The Go-Betweens: Right Here (2017) A melancholy, heartfelt meditation on the complicated relationships that crafted The Go-Betweens, one of Australia's most eccentric and much-loved indie pop groups. - FILMINK (Australia) EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 4, 2017
No Score Yet Rip Tide (2017) The story is nothing new and the performances are a little uneven, but the positivity of Rip Tide is contagious, while its standing as a modest piece of cinematic female empowerment (both in its narrative and off-screen creation) can't be understated. - FILMINK (Australia) EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 29, 2017
18/20 60% Jungle (2017) Chilling and harrowing, Jungle soars in strange and unexpected ways. - FILMINK (Australia) EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 15, 2017
17/20 92% Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017) Spider-Man: Homecoming is fresh, funny and entertaining, but it ultimately works better as a teen flick than it does as a superhero movie. - FILMINK (Australia) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 29, 2017
No Score Yet Descent Into The Maelstrom (2017) A vividly full-bodied, deeply moving, and wildly entertaining documentary about Radio Birdman, one of Australia's most seminal and enduring rock bands. - FILMINK (Australia) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 25, 2017
87% Whitney: Can I Be Me (2017) Whitney: Can I Be Me is a harrowing, uncompromising, beautifully crafted portrait of the deeply flawed pop princess. - FILMINK (Australia) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 14, 2017
16/20 48% War Machine (2017) "Though funny and pointed, War Machine is at its best when it drops the satire for more punchy drama." - FILMINK (Australia) EDIT
Read More | Posted May 22, 2017
18/20 No Score Yet Beyond Our Ken (2008) This is no witch hunt: the filmmakers maintain an even handed tone throughout, and give equal time to all parties. It's ultimately Dyers and Hamilton who bring themselves undone, and Dyers' final outburst is highly unsettling and near-damning. - FILMINK (Australia) EDIT
Read More | Posted May 17, 2017
17/20 57% Trespass Against Us (2017) Despite feeling a little crime-film-familiar, Trespass Against Us triumphs through its towering performances and unusual setting. - FILMINK (Australia) EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 13, 2017
18/20 No Score Yet Teenage Kicks (2016) This gay-themed Aussie coming of age drama goes straight to the top of the class. - FILMINK (Australia) EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 5, 2017
19/20 94% Gimme Danger (2016) In the great pantheon of rock docos, this is an instant classic. - FILMINK (Australia) EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 20, 2016
18/20 39% Why Him? (2016) Why Him? is the best Judd Apatow movie that Judd Apatow had nothing to do with: it's sweet, raunchy, big-hearted, and very, very funny. - FILMINK (Australia) EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 20, 2016
18/20 85% Lion (2016) ...grabs you by the throat from its first frames and never lets you go. - FILMINK (Australia) EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 13, 2016
18/20 95% Moana (2016) Moana is Disney at its dreamy, catchy, heart-bursting best. - FILMINK (Australia) EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 13, 2016
16/20 71% Sing (2016) Fun, entertaining, gorgeously animated, and full of good tunes... - FILMINK (Australia) EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 13, 2016
17/20 100% Red Dog: True Blue (2016) A classic boy-and-his-dog tale, Red Dog: True Blue has a big heart and bundles of charm... - FILMINK (Australia) EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 4, 2016
16/20 43% Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk (2016) ...a wide-canvas drama literally bulging at the seams with big ideas... - FILMINK (Australia) EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 22, 2016
17/20 50% The Legend of Ben Hall (2016) ...an impressive feature bold in its sense of ambition and rich with character-driven intimacy. - FILMINK (Australia) EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 22, 2016
16/20 74% Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (2016) ...rich with ideas and imagination... - FILMINK (Australia) EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 16, 2016
16/20 51% The Accountant (2016) ...there's something undeniably appealing and entertaining about this wholly ridiculous meld of bone-crunching action, off-the-wall characterisation, and hard won sentiment. - FILMINK (Australia) EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 2, 2016
18/20 89% Doctor Strange (2016) Itâ(TM)s exciting, entertaining, goofy, and fun... - FILMINK (Australia) EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 26, 2016