Julian Wood

Julian Wood
Julian Wood's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): FILMINK (Australia)
Publications: FILMINK (Australia)

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
100% I Am Jonas (Jonas) (2018) The broken Jonas is not an easy character to like and his self-loathing is in danger of alienating us as much as it does the characters he interacts with. That said, it is a committed and convincing portrait by [Felix] Maritaud. - FILMINK (Australia) EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 4, 2020
19/20 62% Motherless Brooklyn (2019) Every now and then a film comes along where the care and craft combine to give it an instantly recognisable solidity and watchability. - FILMINK (Australia) EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 23, 2020
18/20 96% A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood (2019) ...if you don't feel just a bit warm and gooey watching this film then you are probably cynical, bitter or dead. - FILMINK (Australia) EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 23, 2019
19/20 85% The Truth (La vérité) (2020) If you like complex human studies directed and realised with the utmost finesse, make sure you put this one on your holiday viewing list. - FILMINK (Australia) EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 19, 2019
15/20 80% Jojo Rabbit (2019) ... a skilful film but also one that is bound to divide people. - FILMINK (Australia) EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 11, 2019
17/20 86% Where's My Roy Cohn? (2019) The film suffers to some extent from having such an unsympathetic subject - and the attempts to humanise him only serve to make his actual behaviour seem venaler. It is, however, timely enough, and fascinating in a reptilian kind of way. - FILMINK (Australia) EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 1, 2019
16/20 60% Mrs. Lowry & Son (2019) ...has a small canvas (sorry), and it suffers from a certain determined ordinariness, but it is affecting in other ways. - FILMINK (Australia) EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 27, 2019
14/20 55% Farming (2019) ...contains memorable scenes and definitely, er, packs a punch, but it is marred by gauche directorial touches... - FILMINK (Australia) EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 19, 2019
16/20 100% Slam (2018) ...engaging drama-thriller. - FILMINK (Australia) EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 15, 2019
17/20 96% Birds of Passage (Pájaros de verano) (2019) ... visually arresting... a haunting tale that will linger in the mind. - FILMINK (Australia) EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 29, 2019
15/20 44% Palm Beach (2019) ...sometimes a miniature canvas can hold pleasing details. - FILMINK (Australia) EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 8, 2019
15/20 76% Judy & Punch (2020) There are memorable moments and promising directorial touches but, in another way, there is so much crammed in that it becomes a bit of a dog's breakfast. - FILMINK (Australia) EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 2, 2019
14/20 82% Who You Think I Am (Celle que vous croyez) (2020) Binoche moves beyond her sometimes-glassy demeanour to show a fuller range of emotion. - FILMINK (Australia) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 17, 2019
12/20 63% Yesterday (2019) The premise has so much going for it, however, the end result is that we should care about the long-denied love much more. - FILMINK (Australia) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 24, 2019
14/20 72% All Is True (2019) or such a broad man this is a very narrow portrait. - FILMINK (Australia) EDIT
Read More | Posted May 8, 2019
14/20 35% Breaking Habits (2019) All of this could have made a fun ninety minutes, but somehow the film doesn't hang together that well - FILMINK (Australia) EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 17, 2019
15/20 30% Red Joan (2019) The film as a whole does have a fascinating story to tell and with this cast (especially Dench, of course) it is brought to the screen with considerable aplomb. - FILMINK (Australia) EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 16, 2019
13.20 63% The Man Who Killed Don Quixote (2019) ...a fascinating mess. - FILMINK (Australia) EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 6, 2019
13/20 35% King of Thieves (2019) ...a robbery at Zimmer frame pace. - FILMINK (Australia) EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 26, 2019
18/20 87% Sometimes Always Never (Triple Word Score) (2020) ...sweet without being cloying and quirky without being stupid... - FILMINK (Australia) EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 19, 2019
19/20 78% Everybody Knows (Todos lo saben) (2019) ...doesn't let us make easy judgements even when we think some of the behaviour is tragic and terrible. The film is both hopeful and dark, which is just like human nature - inherently contradictory. - FILMINK (Australia) EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 18, 2019
15/20 93% Stan & Ollie (2019) Though the emotional moments are touching and largely earned, the film feels - like the pair in later life - like a lot of talent in search of a still-appreciative audience. - FILMINK (Australia) EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 6, 2019
18/20 78% Loro (2019) ....a memorable piece of work. - FILMINK (Australia) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 14, 2019
18/20 35% Welcome to Marwen (2018) ...a cinematic mini-landmark. - FILMINK (Australia) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 8, 2019
18/20 90% Capernaum (Capharnaüm) (2018) ...a tough watch, but it is also an incredibly impressive piece of truth-telling cinema. - FILMINK (Australia) EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 22, 2018
19/20 66% Vice (2018) ...more than a distaff biopic though, it is also a hugely enjoyable romp, taking sly pot-shots at many recent political figures, and a sweeping essay on the disease in the American body politic. - FILMINK (Australia) EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 20, 2018
17/20 87% Colette (2018) ... a delightful and finely-crafted piece of cinema. - FILMINK (Australia) EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 30, 2018
18/20 98% Ryuichi Sakamoto: Coda (2018) Ryuichi Sakamoto's infectious curiosity about nature and the music of life, make for an engaging and moving subject. Highly recommended. - FILMINK (Australia) EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 19, 2018
18/20 73% The Children Act (2018) ... a class act - FILMINK (Australia) EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 17, 2018
19/20 100% They Shall Not Grow Old (2019) ...unbearably poignant. - FILMINK (Australia) EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 10, 2018
17/20 92% And Breathe Normally (2018) ...impressive for its ability to tell a near-universal modern story entirely through a close-focus view of everyday life. - FILMINK (Australia) EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 23, 2018
25% Dr. Knock (Knock) (2017) ...a passing fever quickly cured and forgotten. - FILMINK (Australia) EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 7, 2018
100% Summer 1993 (Estiu 1993) (2018) ...a testament to what cinema can achieve... - FILMINK (Australia) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 29, 2018
84% Disobedience (2018) The moral complexity, and the unresolvable messiness of torn loyalties, is artfully explored. - FILMINK (Australia) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 18, 2018
94% Loveless (Nelyubov) (2018) ...Zvyagintsev shows us characters wasting their lives and becoming morally adrift... - FILMINK (Australia) EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 10, 2018
80% Unsane (2018) Soderbergh's iPhone opus is a worthy addition to the longstanding but problematic mental health thriller subgenre. - FILMINK (Australia) EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 4, 2018
96% The Death of Stalin (2018) ...some genuinely hilarious set ups and a nice mixture of farce and other styles of comedy. - FILMINK (Australia) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 22, 2018
19/20 70% Happy End (2017) ...another haunting masterwork. - FILMINK (Australia) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 5, 2018
17/20 85% Just to Be Sure (Ôtez-moi d'un doute) (2017) ...fluently-directed and charmingly-realised French film. - FILMINK (Australia) EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 18, 2017
16/20 79% The Man Who Invented Christmas (2017) richly-detailed British costume drama - FILMINK (Australia) EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 27, 2017
17/20 96% Jawbone (2017) ...there are moments of simple truthfulness. - FILMINK (Australia) EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 20, 2017
13.5/20 89% The Midwife (Sage femme) (2017) ...the focus is rightly on the two leads and fans of theirs won't want to miss the chance to see them one more time. - FILMINK (Australia) EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 14, 2017
14.5/20 89% Better Watch Out (2017) ...[for] a good jolt and moderate comedy-gore, this is well worth catching. - FILMINK (Australia) EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 14, 2017
66% Victoria & Abdul (2017) ...a satisfyingly sweet confection which will find, and please, its audience. - FILMINK (Australia) EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 10, 2017
83% The Trip to Spain (2017) So, it is a formula. Who cares, when you have these two in full flow? - FILMINK (Australia) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 23, 2017
99% I Am Not Your Negro (2017) ...one last tilt at the racial antagonism that is still the stain on the whole American project. - FILMINK (Australia) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 23, 2017
91% David Lynch: The Art Life (2017) explores yet another facet of a fascinating creative person. - FILMINK (Australia) EDIT
Read More | Posted May 14, 2017
18/20 100% Rosalie Blum (2016) In time, we may look back on Rosalie Blum as this year's Amelie. - FILMINK (Australia) EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 15, 2016
18/20 86% The Patriarch (Mahana) (2016) ...impressive... - FILMINK (Australia) EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 5, 2016
20 / 20 92% I, Daniel Blake (2017) This is a great film by an important lone voice. - FILMINK (Australia) EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 15, 2016