Karl Quinn

Karl Quinn
Karl Quinn's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): The Age (Australia)
Publications: The Age (Australia)

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
100% Mystify: Michael Hutchence (2019) Lowenstein's film has been a slow-burning labour of love. - The Age (Australia) EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 26, 2019
98% Homecoming: A Film by Beyoncé (2019) Call it contradictory or call it complexity, but it's all part of what makes Beyoncé so fascinating. - The Age (Australia) EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 24, 2019
85% West of Sunshine (2017) As epitaphs go, it's close to perfect. - The Age (Australia) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 4, 2019
77% Jirga (2019) The strain of making it sometimes shows, but [Jirga] is a quite remarkable piece of work all the same. - The Age (Australia) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 4, 2019
87% Upgrade (2018) It's funny, violent and full of ideas. - The Age (Australia) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 4, 2019
87% Cargo (2018) Susie Porter, Anthony Hayes and David Gulpilil are among the excellent supporting cast in an uncommonly thoughtful spin on the genre. - The Age (Australia) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 4, 2019
100% Strange Colours (2018) Watch [Strange Colours] in a double bill with Wake in Fright to see just how different the outback can seem - charmingly eccentric one day, utterly terrifying the next - just by tilting your head in a certain way. - The Age (Australia) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 4, 2019
100% Ghosthunter (2018) It's a remarkable journey into a deeply scarred life, an empathetic exploration that stays just this side of exploitation. - The Age (Australia) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 4, 2019
100% Gurrumul (2017) The music is stunning, and so too are the glimpses of the traditional culture that made him so reluctant to trade Elcho Island for the wider world. - The Age (Australia) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 4, 2019
92% Brothers' Nest (2018) There's much to enjoy in this darkly comic update of Cain and Abel. - The Age (Australia) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 4, 2019
96% Sweet Country (2018) Indigenous actor Hamilton Morris is quietly magnificent in his first screen role. - The Age (Australia) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 4, 2019
91% The Ballad of Buster Scruggs (2018) There is so much to enjoy in The Ballad of Buster Scruggs that I can't help but (mostly) forgive those shortcomings. Any film that has a man insisting that "people are like ferrets" is all right by me. - The Age (Australia) EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 30, 2018
29% Venom (2018) Venom has been unleashed. Infection has entered the system. The blockbuster bloat is spreading. - The Age (Australia) EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 4, 2018
92% Cold War (Zimna wojna) (2018) Full of aching, ecstasy and anger, this is a remarkable and beautiful film about a love that is possible only when it borders on the impossible. - The Age (Australia) EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 8, 2018
65% Our New President (2018) It's a scattergun approach that all adds up to compelling evidence of an orchestrated campaign led from the very top. - The Age (Australia) EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 8, 2018
91% Acute Misfortune (2019) While Thomas M. Wright's adaptation of Jensen's memoir of the same name attempts to frame this as an encounter from which both gained, it never quite becomes explicable as anything other than a bully-victim relationship. - The Age (Australia) EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 6, 2018
94% Bisbee '17 (2018) It's a shameful episode that Greene contends has never been properly acknowledged in the town... It's a good story, but despite his command of camera, music and mood, the film plays a little like a protracted rehearsal for a cosplay re-enactment. - The Age (Australia) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 27, 2018
86% The Raft (2019) Fascinating. - The Age (Australia) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 27, 2018
100% Hannah Gadsby: Nanette (2018) Gadsby invites us in, pushes us back. She reveals and withdraws and then finally, devastatingly, reveals so much that the pain and anger seeps from the screen. It is remarkable. - The Age (Australia) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 5, 2018
No Score Yet Putuparri And The Rainmakers (2015) Neither preachy nor overly reverent, this is a remarkable piece of filmmaking that makes us feel we've been granted the rare privilege of witnessing something utterly unique, even as it teeters on the cusp of disappearing forever. - The Age (Australia) EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 13, 2018
No Score Yet Snow Monkey (2016) That such things happen is reason to despair; that a street kid has been empowered to show them to the world is some small reason to hope. - The Age (Australia) EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 13, 2018
74% Happy Christmas (2014) The performances all round have a slightly improvised vibe, with Lynskey and Girls creator Lena Dunham (as an old friend of Jenny's) especially finding the groove where a little roughness around the edges only serves to enhance the charm. - The Age (Australia) EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 13, 2018
78% Supermensch: The Legend of Shep Gordon (2014) This documentary portrait by Mike Myers (of Wayne's World and Austen Powers fame) of his friend Shep Gordon comes close to hagiography but is just about saved by great anecdotes, stylistic inventiveness and the low-key charm of the man himself. - The Age (Australia) EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 13, 2018
80% Barry (2016) Barry pays off in the end. It takes its time, but it gets there. - The Age (Australia) EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 13, 2018
97% Jodorowsky's Dune (2014) Pavich makes great use of the legendary and massive Dune flipbook Jodorowsky touted around Hollywood in the mid-'70s. - The Age (Australia) EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 13, 2018
3/5 85% Monster's Ball (2002) Leticia and Hank come together in their grief, and when they do - when, in particular, they seek some kind of punishment and absolution in sex - it makes for one of the most intense, moving and real moments you're ever likely to witness on film. - The Age (Australia) EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 13, 2018
67% Cut Snake (2015) Cut Snake is an unexpected and invigorating piece of work, blessed with a simply brilliant central performance. - The Age (Australia) EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 13, 2018
100% O.J.: Made in America (2016) Made for the cable sports channel ESPN, OJ: Made in America is a remarkable piece of work, rich in detail and nuance. - The Age (Australia) EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 13, 2018
83% Predestination (2015) This yarn - based on sci-fi legend Robert Heinlein's short story All You Zombies - is never less than intriguing, even if it does threaten to unravel at the slightest tug on a thread of loose logic. - The Age (Australia) EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 13, 2018
83% Kate Plays Christine (2016) Sheil is never less than heroic in her multi-faceted quest for truth in all its uncomfortable guises. - The Age (Australia) EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 13, 2018
4/5 80% The Killing of a Sacred Deer (2017) Bleakly brilliant. - The Age (Australia) EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 13, 2018
No Score Yet Friday on My Mind: The Story of The Easybeats It makes you proud to be Australian - in all its multicultural glory. - The Age (Australia) EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 13, 2018
87% That's Not Me (2017) That's not such a bad way to describe That's Not Me - a $60,000 Trojan horse of a film, fairly bursting with comedy, humanity and interesting ideas. - The Age (Australia) EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 13, 2018
69% mother! (2017) It overflows with potential meanings. - The Age (Australia) EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 8, 2017