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Leigh Paatsch

Leigh Paatsch
Leigh Paatsch's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): New York Post, Daily Telegraph (UK), Herald Sun (Australia), Courier Mail (Australia), Daily Telegraph (Australia)

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
4/5 79% Fight Club (1999) Mr Loaf was never better on screen than as the ill-fated, big-hearted Bob Paulson, the only warm character in a cold, cold movie.‐ Herald Sun (Australia)
Read More | Posted Oct 19, 2018
4/5 93% Moonstruck (1987) Best performance ever by a musician transitioning from recording studio to silver screen? The incomparable Cher would have to go close here.‐ Herald Sun (Australia)
Read More | Posted Oct 19, 2018
3/5 32% The Vow (2012) There are some scenes where it is miraculous that Tatum and McAdams were able to remain upright, what with the huge nuggets of guilty-pleasure gold unceremoniously plonked in their way.‐ Herald Sun (Australia)
Read More | Posted Oct 19, 2018
3/5 81% Get the Gringo (2012) All action scenes are conducted quite impressively, with a wild shootout inside the confines of El Pueblito ranking as the absolute standout.‐ Herald Sun (Australia)
Read More | Posted Oct 19, 2018
3/5 44% The Paperboy (2012) Set in the late 1960s, the movie is tactless, shameless and almost proudly seedy. Nevertheless, it is always highly watchable, prone to truly fascinate an audience as it also genuinely appalls them.‐ Herald Sun (Australia)
Read More | Posted Oct 19, 2018
3.5/5 93% Private Life (2018) Beautifully scripted and acted under the sublime direction of Tamara Jenkins.‐ Herald Sun (Australia)
Read More | Posted Oct 19, 2018
2.5/5 38% 1% (2017) Stylishly shot, but not always that convincing in the writing and acting departments.‐ Herald Sun (Australia)
Read More | Posted Oct 19, 2018
4.5/5 90% A Star Is Born (2018) The chemistry shared by Gaga and Cooper - whether on stage during the movie's dynamic live music sequences, or casually swapping lines walking along a street - is at once appealing, involving and concerning.‐ Herald Sun (Australia)
Read More | Posted Oct 17, 2018
4/5 87% Blue Valentine (2010) Highly recommended, except if you choose it as your next date movie.‐ Herald Sun (Australia)
Read More | Posted Oct 12, 2018
4.5/5 93% Drive (2011) With both hands on the wheel and the pedal pressed flat to the floor, this brilliant, focused thriller proceeds swiftly towards true cinematic greatness.‐ Herald Sun (Australia)
Read More | Posted Oct 12, 2018
3.5/5 78% All the Money in the World (2017) Never will you see a man worth so much behave so cheaply.‐ Herald Sun (Australia)
Read More | Posted Oct 12, 2018
4/5 63% Madeline (1998) This charming kids' pic has aged very well indeed, and is a surefire selection for any young viewers who like their movies mischievous and magical.‐ Herald Sun (Australia)
Read More | Posted Oct 12, 2018
4/5 81% Quincy (2018) Therefore the arrival of Quincy, a comprehensive chronicle of the extensive musical legacy of the incomparable Quincy Jones, is definite cause for celebration for music fans.‐ Herald Sun (Australia)
Read More | Posted Oct 12, 2018
1/5 63% In Like Flynn (2018) If the source material is an obvious myth, the movie version - which also includes a yachting odyssey in search of lost gold - is a tone-deaf mess. Avoid.‐ Herald Sun (Australia)
Read More | Posted Oct 10, 2018
2.5/5 72% Bad Times at the El Royale (2018) Here is the clear-cut takeaway from the alternately intriguing and infuriating Bad Times at the El Royale : it is not here for a good time, it is here for a long time.‐ Herald Sun (Australia)
Read More | Posted Oct 10, 2018
2/5 30% Venom (2018) This stuff doesn't hold a candle to any Iron Man, Captain America or Thor instalment.‐ Herald Sun (Australia)
Read More | Posted Oct 10, 2018
4/5 79% The Revenant (2015) Hardy has been a superb screen villain over time, perhaps never more so than in this brutal revenge drama.‐ Herald Sun (Australia)
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4.5/5 95% Jane Fonda in Five Acts (2018) Two hours of your time very well spent.‐ Herald Sun (Australia)
Read More | Posted Oct 5, 2018
4/5 99% Selma (2015) While there has been some streamlining of the facts for the sake of storytelling efficiency, an outraged and righteous heart beats strongly throughout.‐ Herald Sun (Australia)
Read More | Posted Oct 5, 2018
3.5/5 89% American Animals (2018) A fine movie which would also make for a ripping multi-part podcast.‐ Herald Sun (Australia)
Read More | Posted Oct 3, 2018
4.5/5 89% First Man (2018) Though its bravely unorthodox visual style and skeletal storytelling structure are sure to divide viewers in months to come, First Man is still undoubtedly one of the best and most significant movie releases of 2018.‐ Herald Sun (Australia)
Read More | Posted Oct 3, 2018
3.5/5 84% The Land of Steady Habits (2018) Quiet, but telling stuff.‐ Herald Sun (Australia)
Read More | Posted Oct 1, 2018
3/5 64% Coach Carter (2005) A quality sports drama.‐ Herald Sun (Australia)
Read More | Posted Sep 27, 2018
3.5/5 85% Back to School (1986) This guilty-pleasure comedy works best as a cinematic time capsule for the unique comic stylings of the late Rodney Dangerfield.‐ Herald Sun (Australia)
Read More | Posted Sep 27, 2018
4/5 74% Grease (1978) This irresistible kitsch classic immediately has you forgiving all of its obvious flaws, including the tacking acting, silly songs and delirious dancing.‐ Herald Sun (Australia)
Read More | Posted Sep 27, 2018
4/5 91% School of Rock (2003) Black turns it up to 11 in every scene, throwing shapes, striking poses and zealously preaching the healing power of rock, never once selling-out to the threat of cute, kiddie-friendly fare.‐ Herald Sun (Australia)
Read More | Posted Sep 27, 2018
4/5 95% Custody (Jusqu'à la garde) (2018) First-time filmmaker Xavier Legrand based this harrowing chronicle on extensive interviews with those on the frontlines of domestic abuse, and he communicates his findings with great sensitivity and withering insight.‐ Herald Sun (Australia)
Read More | Posted Sep 26, 2018
2/5 28% Night School (2018) In light of how hit-and-miss (mostly miss) much of the comedy component of Night School proves to be, it remains hard to fathom the running time could possibly cross the 110-minute mark.‐ Herald Sun (Australia)
Read More | Posted Sep 26, 2018
3.5/5 100% McKellen: Playing the Part (2017) McKellen's rich turn of phrase and self-deprecating expertise with building the perfect anecdote makes him tremendous company throughout here.‐ Herald Sun (Australia)
Read More | Posted Sep 26, 2018
3/5 80% Alpha (2018) Older onlookers won't mind it either as a shorter, sweeter version of The Revenant, minus the murders and revenge killings, of course!‐ Herald Sun (Australia)
Read More | Posted Sep 26, 2018
3.5/5 100% The Bleeding Edge (2018) Despite its plain-wrap shooting style and dry, analytical tone, this American doco is one of the most vital and worrying pieces of investigative reporting going around right now.‐ Herald Sun (Australia)
Read More | Posted Sep 21, 2018
3/5 66% The House with a Clock in Its Walls (2018) A family-friendly (ish) affair... The House with a Clock in Its Walls is an endearingly odd mash-up of some tried-and-true elements.‐ Herald Sun (Australia)
Read More | Posted Sep 20, 2018
4.5/5 93% Hugo (2011) However, it is when Scorsese moves to celebrate the early magic of silent cinema with some inspired flashback sequences that his film really hits a glorious stride.‐ Herald Sun (Australia)
Read More | Posted Sep 20, 2018
4/5 92% Fantastic Mr. Fox (2009) A real gem.‐ Herald Sun (Australia)
Read More | Posted Sep 20, 2018
4.5/5 91% Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory (1971) he casting of Gene Wilder in the title role is the key: there is a crazed, yet knowing, glint in his eye that suggests the world of corporate confectionery is more sillier and sinister than we will ever know.‐ Herald Sun (Australia)
Read More | Posted Sep 20, 2018
5/5 94% Beauty and the Beast (1991) The end result both saved and revitalised the studio's animation division: a sublime combination of masterful storytelling and magnificent musical interludes (overseen by legendary screen composer Alan Menken).‐ Herald Sun (Australia)
Read More | Posted Sep 20, 2018
2.5/5 38% Johnny English Strikes Again (2018) The story is a complete bust when it comes to landing laughs on a regular basis.‐ Herald Sun (Australia)
Read More | Posted Sep 20, 2018
3.5/5 79% Ladies in Black (2018) A sincerely sweet bundle of nostalgic joy, the fine new Australian movie Ladies in Black is unwrapped amidst a lovely, light-drenched and laid-back Sydney we will never see the likes of again.‐ Herald Sun (Australia)
Read More | Posted Sep 19, 2018
3.5/5 76% 8 Mile (2002) To be admired rather than enjoyed, but a considerable achievement nonetheless.‐ Herald Sun (Australia)
Read More | Posted Sep 14, 2018
4/5 94% Andre the Giant (2018) While the doco celebrates the myth of the man, it also crafts a portrait of a rather solitary figure whose gregarious personality masked a quieter, more sensitive soul.‐ Herald Sun (Australia)
Read More | Posted Sep 14, 2018
2/5 85% A Simple Favor (2018) All that remains by the end is a soft-headed, sour-hearted farce where you can sense even the cast and crew wish the whole thing was over already.‐ Herald Sun (Australia)
Read More | Posted Sep 12, 2018
93% Searching (2018) While Searching's innovative and highly efficient visual structure does impress, it is the screenplay's efficiency in playing upon our deepest fears of today's connected world that truly impacts: drawing you in, grinding you down and getting you worried.‐ Herald Sun (Australia)
Read More | Posted Sep 12, 2018
3/5 72% Christopher Robin (2018) Overall, a little bit slower and unspectacular than contemporary family films, but a little more memorable.‐ Herald Sun (Australia)
Read More | Posted Sep 12, 2018
3/5 100% Wayne (2018) What the doco Wayne does very well is chart the immense distance - both literally and metaphorically - Gardner had to traverse to become the first Australian to win the coveted 500cc World Championship.‐ Herald Sun (Australia)
Read More | Posted Sep 7, 2018
2/5 71% The Merger (2018) The frustratingly inert direction of Mark Grentell... also smothers a lot of the goodwill you may wish to extend towards The Merger.‐ Herald Sun (Australia)
Read More | Posted Sep 7, 2018
1/5 26% The Nun (2018) All that is conjured before your eyes is one of the worst movies of 2018.‐ Herald Sun (Australia)
Read More | Posted Sep 7, 2018
3/5 84% The Square (2017) You won't forget it in a hurry, but you may never come to understand it.‐ Herald Sun (Australia)
Read More | Posted Sep 7, 2018
2.5/5 72% Swinging Safari (2018) Unfortunately, once the need to tell a tall story about partner-swapping parents and their hilariously unsupervised offspring kicks in, the movie is soon cut down to size.‐ Herald Sun (Australia)
Read More | Posted Sep 7, 2018
4/5 100% McQueen (2018) A captivating work sure to enhance the subject's stature as one of the great creative influences of our time.‐ Herald Sun (Australia)
Read More | Posted Sep 6, 2018
3.5/5 91% Hearts Beat Loud (2018) All in all, a diverting, endearing and unpretentious slice of life, carved out with real feeling and shrewd good taste.‐ Herald Sun (Australia)
Read More | Posted Sep 6, 2018