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 Review
18/20 86% Sometimes Always Never (2018) ...sweet without being cloying and quirky without being stupid... - FILMINK (Australia) EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 19, 2019
19/20 72% 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 31% Welcome to Marwen (2018) ...a cinematic mini-landmark. - FILMINK (Australia) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 8, 2019
18/20 88% 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 72% The Children Act (2018) ... a class act - FILMINK (Australia) EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 17, 2018
19/20 99% 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 88% 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
65% Victoria & Abdul (2017) ...a satisfyingly sweet confection which will find, and please, its audience. - FILMINK (Australia) EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 10, 2017
82% 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
98% 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
90% 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 85% 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
10/20 60% War on Everyone (2017) ...it just doesn't ring true. - FILMINK (Australia) EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 15, 2016
16/20 100% The Age of Shadows (2016) ...a convincing and substantial piece of cinema.. - FILMINK (Australia) EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 2, 2016
19/20 100% Wednesday, May 9 (Chaharshanbeh, 19 Ordibehesht) (2015) First time director, and co-writer, Vahid Jalilvand, shows early maturity in the handling of the strong cast, and in the emotional palette of the film. - FILMINK (Australia) EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 6, 2016
18/20 82% Captain Fantastic (2016) ...a strange ride, but a haunting little film. - FILMINK (Australia) EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 7, 2016
16/20 80% Sunset Song (2016) ...contains characteristic moments of great beauty... - FILMINK (Australia) EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 30, 2016
18/20 99% Truman (2017) ...moves you profoundly. - FILMINK (Australia) EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 10, 2016
40% As It Is In Heaven 2: Heaven On Earth (2016) it all comes off with the rising and emotional sense of achievement that was so heart-warming in the original - FILMINK (Australia) EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 7, 2016
11/20 59% Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie (2016) ...there is enough good material here for a fine TV episode... - FILMINK (Australia) EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 1, 2016
18/20 59% High-Rise (2016) Some of the scenes are eye-popping... - FILMINK (Australia) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 5, 2016
15/20 56% Me Before You (2016) ...surprisingly classy... - FILMINK (Australia) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 15, 2016
18/20 80% Goldstone (2018) ...carefully-honed... - FILMINK (Australia) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 14, 2016
18/20 96% Hunt for the Wilderpeople (2016) ...a very winning comedy. - FILMINK (Australia) EDIT
Read More | Posted May 25, 2016
13/20 84% The Meddler (2016) ...moments of winning sentimentality... - FILMINK (Australia) EDIT
Read More | Posted May 15, 2016
11/20 63% A Month Of Sundays (2015) ...looks and feels flat... - FILMINK (Australia) EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 27, 2016
97% Sherpa (2015) Jennifer Peedom delivers a fascinating mixture of local drama and globalised clash of cultures. - FILMINK (Australia) EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 22, 2016
95% Marguerite (2016) This could be a weird or sad tale, but it is so well done that, unlike Marguerite's voice, it is more or less pitch perfect. - FILMINK (Australia) EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 22, 2016
81% Eddie The Eagle (2016) For those who watched the Winter Olympics in that era, this brings back the sense of disbelief and comedy and affection that this lunatic inspired. - FILMINK (Australia) EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 22, 2016
11/20 22% The Boss (2016) Has a couple of well-delivered comic set-ups. - FILMINK (Australia) EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 12, 2016
83% Sweet Bean (An) (2016) It is a simple pleasure but, like the doryaki pancake, there is sweetness within. - FILMINK (Australia) EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 24, 2016