Erin Free

Erin Free
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T-Meter Title | Year
No Score Yet A Lion Returns (2020) Shot in a staggering ten days on finances raised through crowd-funding, A Lion Returns is a mini-miracle of local filmmaking. It's also an excellent piece of cinema outside of its incredible production history. - FILMINK (Australia) EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 14, 2020
18.5/20 86% On The Rocks (2020) ...a fine-cut jewel of a film, and one to savour. - FILMINK (Australia) EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 29, 2020
16/20 73% An American Pickle (2020) ...this is certainly no unheralded masterpiece, but it does offer plenty of laughs and some good vibes... - FILMINK (Australia) EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 15, 2020
17.5/20 40% Same Kind of Different As Me (2017) ...glows with positivity, warmth, and inclusiveness... - FILMINK (Australia) EDIT
Read More | Posted May 27, 2020
16/20 No Score Yet Benjamin (2019) ...walks a fine line between sentiment and outrageous political incorrectness. - FILMINK (Australia) EDIT
Read More | Posted May 19, 2020
17.5/20 75% Tammy's Always Dying (2019) ...a punchy, gritty experience that will poke and grab at your emotions in surprising and meaningful ways. - FILMINK (Australia) EDIT
Read More | Posted May 18, 2020
77% Essential Killing (2010) With the mesmeric Vincent Gallo at its swirling centre, and the stark cinematography of Adam Sikora driving its often blinding imagery, Essential Killing is a stunning film. - FILMINK (Australia) EDIT
Read More | Posted May 5, 2020
18.5/20 67% Astronaut (2019) ...will evoke tears and smiles in equal measure... - FILMINK (Australia) EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 7, 2020
90% Two Heads Creek (2019) Two Heads Creek is a splatter filled satire on Australia's dark side with plenty of blood, guts and brains, of both the literal and figurative variety. - FILMINK (Australia) EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 30, 2020
16/20 80% Escape and Evasion (2019) ...Escape And Evasion is a cinematic tour of duty worth taking. - FILMINK (Australia) EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 24, 2020
15/20 28% The Rhythm Section (2020) ...while there's a lot of familiarity here, there are enough new notes to keep things moving. - FILMINK (Australia) EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 20, 2020
18.5/20 79% True History of the Kelly Gang (2020) This is Ned Kelly via punk rock, Derek Jarman and avant garde theatre, and fact-checking has no place in this inventively loopy psychodrama. - FILMINK (Australia) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 7, 2020
18.5/20 100% Suzi Q (2020) ...a wildly entertaining, insightful, funny and occasionally heartbreaking cinematic tour through the extraordinary life of Suzi Quatro. - FILMINK (Australia) EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 10, 2019
18/20 56% Locusts (2019) ...inventively shot and highly entertaining... - FILMINK (Australia) EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 15, 2019
17/20 No Score Yet Watch The Sunset (2017) Assured, controlled and gripping in a measured, slow-burn kind of way... - FILMINK (Australia) EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 27, 2019
19/20 100% Mystify: Michael Hutchence (2020) ...insightful and revealing in ways that most rock docos could only dream of... - FILMINK (Australia) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 3, 2019
15.5/20 60% The Secret Life of Pets 2 (2019) Though good fun from start to finish, The Secret Life Pets 2 won't quite have you rolling over and begging for a third installment. - FILMINK (Australia) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 19, 2019
18.5/20 92% Acute Misfortune (2020) ...a powerful, richly crafted, and undeniably important work of art... - FILMINK (Australia) EDIT
Read More | Posted May 14, 2019
16/20 55% 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 89% 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 80% 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 90% 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 55% 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 47% 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 23% 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
58% 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 87% Tully (2018) Tully is a rich, rewarding and raggedly honest delight. - FILMINK (Australia) EDIT
Read More | Posted May 6, 2018
16/20 80% 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
53% 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