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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
62% Suspiria (2018) What's the point of remaking a classic only to turn it into a mess?‐ Australian Financial Review
Read More | Posted Nov 12, 2018
40% 1% (2017) It would have been much more acceptable had McCallum set out to make a real B movie with all the exploitataive trimmings.‐ Australian Financial Review
Read More | Posted Nov 5, 2018
62% Bohemian Rhapsody (2018) You leave the cinema knowing you've been had, but still feeling uplifted.‐ Australian Financial Review
Read More | Posted Nov 5, 2018
48% Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom (2018) In order to squeeze all this nonsense into a mere two hours and eight minutes the plot has more holes than Blackburn, Lancashire.‐ Australian Financial Review
Read More | Posted Oct 26, 2018
63% Sicario: Day of the Soldado (2018) If this were one of those reviews that run in a box at the side of the page it would read: "A relentlessly brutal and stupid film that does no-one any favours."‐ Australian Financial Review
Read More | Posted Oct 26, 2018
40% Mary Shelley (2018) Haifaa Al-Mansour, the director of this Mary Shelley bio pic, also knows what it's like to defy convention and put oneself at risk of public censure.‐ Australian Financial Review
Read More | Posted Oct 26, 2018
85% The Gospel According to André (2018) If Talley is now considered an institution within the fashion industry we can see that he didn't achieve this status merely by camping it up at parties. ‐ Australian Financial Review
Read More | Posted Oct 26, 2018
90% The Breaker Upperers (2018) It's crude, vulgar and slapdash, so don't go along expecting the Lubitsch touch.‐ Australian Financial Review
Read More | Posted Oct 26, 2018
88% Whitney (2018) The singer who hits the heights and the depths is a showbiz stereotype, but there may never have been a performer who soared so high and sank so low. ‐ Australian Financial Review
Read More | Posted Oct 26, 2018
84% The Wife (2018) Some have tried to portray this film as a feminist statement but it's more like a human tragedy in which love has made an uneasy accommodation with society and its prejudices. ‐ Australian Financial Review
Read More | Posted Oct 26, 2018
68% On Chesil Beach (2018) Florence and Edward are obviously in love, and perfectly at ease with the idea of spending the rest of their lives together, if only they can get through the wedding night.‐ Australian Financial Review
Read More | Posted Oct 26, 2018
95% BlacKkKlansman (2018) If racism was in retreat in 1980 Lee shows that it never went away, and has now returned in force. ‐ Australian Financial Review
Read More | Posted Oct 26, 2018
92% Crazy Rich Asians (2018) If any Hollywood movie were so completely devoid of black, Asian or Latino characters it would be torn to shreds by the same critics that find Crazy Rich Asians refreshing and empowering.‐ Australian Financial Review
Read More | Posted Oct 26, 2018
88% The Insult (L'insulte) (2018) The director's skill lies in how well he fleshes out the confrontation, letting us see Tony and Yasser as proud, fallible beings, not political cyphers.‐ Australian Financial Review
Read More | Posted Oct 26, 2018
89% You Were Never Really Here (2018) We feel as if we're in the room with Joe when he's having his flashbacks. There are times when we might actually be in his head - not an especially desirable residence.‐ Australian Financial Review
Read More | Posted Oct 26, 2018
86% Loro (2018) It's like changing channels between a Tinto Brass movie and My Dinner with André. ‐ Australian Financial Review
Read More | Posted Oct 26, 2018
83% Ladies in Black (2018) It's hardly surprising that Beresford's return to top form has come along in the shape of a movie made in Australia, based on an Australian novel, using top Australian actors and a few well-chosen ring-ins. ‐ Australian Financial Review
Read More | Posted Oct 26, 2018
77% Don't Worry, He Won't Get Far on Foot (2018) One subtext of Van Sant's movie is a call for Americans to embrace tolerance and common sense in an age of pathological victimhood.‐ Australian Financial Review
Read More | Posted Oct 26, 2018
69% The Seagull (2018) Take away the boredom, melancholy and frustration, and you have a more fluent movie but a less faithful representation of the writer's world.‐ Australian Financial Review
Read More | Posted Oct 26, 2018
81% Fahrenheit 11/9 (2018) For Moore, Trump isn't the cause of America's woes but a symptom of a wider malaise. ‐ Australian Financial Review
Read More | Posted Oct 26, 2018
90% A Star Is Born (2018) The marriage becomes a battle between artifice and authenticity, an allegory for the popular music industry.‐ Australian Financial Review
Read More | Posted Oct 25, 2018