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Margaret Pomeranz

Margaret Pomeranz
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
2/5 19% And So It Goes (2014) I was absolutely appalled at Michael Douglas' performance in this and I thought he was really so unconvincing but... I think this screenplay is so bad that it's hard for any of those actors to make anything out of it. ‐ At the Movies (Australia)
Posted Aug 8, 2014
4/5 91% Guardians of the Galaxy (2014) I think they've really created characters, James Gunn and co-writer Nicole Pearlman, and I think the screenplay is really lovely.‐ At the Movies (Australia)
Posted Aug 8, 2014
4/5 87% A Most Wanted Man (2014) The drama is low-key, the theme of short term pain versus long term gain is intriguingly explored, it may not have the gung-ho action that some audiences demand but it is a solid well-made thriller.‐ At the Movies (Australia)
Posted Jul 29, 2014
3.5/5 6% Paranoia (2013) It's slickly directed by Robert Luketic even though it's all pretty unbelievable. But in fact I rather enjoyed it.‐ At the Movies (Australia)
Posted Jul 23, 2014
92% How to Train Your Dragon 2 (2014) I think that's what's wrong with this. The minor characters don't emerge from this at all. I'm hard pressed to discern one from the other. ‐ At the Movies (Australia)
Posted Jun 26, 2014
3/5 17% Wild Wild West (1999) Wild Wild West is a farce that's occasionally funny, often in a rather laboured way, occasionally thrilling and more than occasionally puerile.‐ sbs.com.au
Read More | Posted Jun 16, 2014
4/5 66% The Rover (2014) I think it is spare-genre filmmaking. It is really, really well done.‐ At the Movies (Australia)
Posted Jun 11, 2014
3/5 50% Maleficent (2014) Giant holes in the plot are papered over by Janet McTeer's earnest narration, improbabilities abound, and it all seems longer than it actually is‐ At the Movies (Australia)
Posted Jun 11, 2014
3.5/5 33% A Million Ways to Die in the West (2014) Uneven yes, funny at times, yes, often uproariously so.‐ At the Movies (Australia)
Posted Jun 11, 2014
3/5 84% Under the Skin (2014) I found it really interesting, really beautiful. I'm giving it three stars because I didn't understand it.‐ At the Movies (Australia)
Posted May 23, 2014
4.5/5 98% The Babadook (2014) What I really liked about this film was the cohesiveness of the ideas in it and, I don't know, I just thought it was so finely pitched and intriguing from go to whoa.‐ At the Movies (Australia)
Posted May 23, 2014
3.5/5 90% X-Men: Days of Future Past (2014) Amazing what substance in performance can do to distract from the incredible and incredibly silly.‐ At the Movies (Australia)
Posted May 23, 2014
4/5 86% Chef (2014) I think this is such a beautiful film in its naturalism.‐ At the Movies (Australia)
Posted May 13, 2014
4/5 82% The Broken Circle Breakdown (2013) It is for most of its length a strong involving narrative with wonderful performances from the two leads, Heldenbergh and Baetens and a simply lovely one from young Nell Cattrysse.‐ At the Movies (Australia)
Posted May 13, 2014
3.5/5 51% The Zero Theorem (2014) It's extraordinary and funny.‐ At the Movies (Australia)
Posted May 13, 2014
4/5 93% Sunshine on Leith (2013) It starts out so fabulously in Afghanistan in this armoured vehicle and these boys just start spontaneously singing Sky Takes the Soul and I went, oh, this is so unexpected and beautiful. ‐ At the Movies (Australia)
Posted May 13, 2014
4/5 92% Child's Pose (2014) What is so fine about this film is that Cornelia is depicted with subtlety, much of that due to the fine performance of Luminita Gheorghui. ‐ At the Movies (Australia)
Posted May 13, 2014
100% Attack (1956) Look, it's very impressive. ‐ At the Movies (Australia)
Posted May 13, 2014
3.5/5 96% Ida (2014) Ida is austere, it's beautiful, but I don't know that I completely get all that Pawlikowski is trying to say with this.‐ At the Movies (Australia)
Posted May 13, 2014
4/4 65% Fever Pitch (2005) A delightful romantic comedy without the excesses we've come to expect of the Farrellys.‐ At the Movies (Australia)
Posted May 7, 2014
4/5 73% Young & Beautiful (Jeune Et Jolie) (2014) I think it's interesting, I think it's sexy.‐ At the Movies (Australia)
Posted May 1, 2014
4/5 73% Healing (2014) This is possibly the most sentimental prison movie I've ever seen. And I was so grateful. It's really lovely. The performances are fabulous.‐ At the Movies (Australia)
Posted May 1, 2014
98% The Umbrellas of Cherbourg (Les Parapluies de Cherbourg) (1964) It's so pink this film. If you want a selection of wallpapers to choose from, this film has just about every single one. I think it's lovely.‐ At the Movies (Australia)
Posted May 1, 2014
4/5 71% Beyond the Edge (2014) Matthew Metcalfe as co-writer/producer and Leanne Pooley as co-writer/director have created a tense, detailed account of a history-making expedition that is riveting and informative, it's absolutely fascinating.‐ At the Movies (Australia)
Posted May 1, 2014
4/5 54% Fading Gigolo (2014) This most unlikely premise has been handled with such aplomb by Turturro, who wrote as well as directed, that you are really charmed by the film and by everyone in it.‐ At the Movies (Australia)
Posted May 1, 2014
3.5/5 88% 52 Tuesdays (2015) I think all the performances in this are terrific except for one and there is one character in this that doesn't work for me at all. ‐ At the Movies (Australia)
Posted May 1, 2014
0.5/5 3% Battlefield Earth (2000) From any angle this is a very ill-considered project -- an obvious contender for worst film of the year.‐ sbs.com.au
Read More | Posted Apr 30, 2014
2.5/5 No Score Yet The Crossing (2013) I found it a wee bit tedious, very repetitive. ‐ At the Movies (Australia)
Posted Apr 23, 2014
3.5/5 No Score Yet L'√©preuve d'une vie (The Finishers) (2014) You know exactly where it is going from the start but I cannot tell you how much I cried at the end. Honestly, it was embarrassing.‐ At the Movies (Australia)
Posted Apr 23, 2014
3/5 52% The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (2014) It's experiential. It has mild tension, a couple of laughs, a lot of flying through the air with the greatest of ease and a lot of material damage. ‐ At the Movies (Australia)
Posted Apr 23, 2014
3/5 76% Canopy (2014) Khan Chittenden and Mo Yzu-Yi are effective enough within the limitations placed on their characters‐ At the Movies (Australia)
Posted Apr 23, 2014
3.5/5 20% Transcendence (2014) Look, I think it goes so over the top... There are so many twists and turns too. But, look, basically I think this is an entertainment. ‐ At the Movies (Australia)
Posted Apr 23, 2014
3/5 76% The Invisible Woman (2013) I wanted to believe in the intensity of this relationship and it just wasn't there for me.‐ At the Movies (Australia)
Posted Apr 16, 2014
3.5/5 86% Only Lovers Left Alive (2014) Jim Jarmusch is a cool dude of a filmmaker and his latest take on vampires in Only Lovers Left Alive is very cool indeed.‐ At the Movies (Australia)
Posted Apr 16, 2014
3.5/5 24% The Other Woman (2014) The dialogue is often clever and funny. The physical comedy is well handled by director Nick Cassevetes and he elicits spot-on performances from his cast.‐ At the Movies (Australia)
Posted Apr 16, 2014
3.5/5 41% Divergent (2014) The director was Neil Burger who handles the action with aplomb.‐ At the Movies (Australia)
Posted Apr 9, 2014
3.5/5 89% Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014) What a ride. It is a real popcorn movie.‐ At the Movies (Australia)
Posted Apr 9, 2014
3/5 76% Noah (2014) It's interesting. It's too long. It's three stars from me.‐ At the Movies (Australia)
Posted Apr 9, 2014
3.5/5 80% Mr. Peabody & Sherman (2014) I thought it was really sweet. We've seen a couple of movies about adoption lately and there's something very sweet about that whole scenario as well.‐ At the Movies (Australia)
Posted Mar 28, 2014
2/5 52% Cuban Fury (2014) There is something a bit pathetic about this film, particularly in the light of the way the dances are shot.‐ At the Movies (Australia)
Posted Mar 28, 2014
2/5 27% Pompeii (2014) Director Paul W. S. Anderson has not been able to elevate the rather primitive and corny nature of Janet Scott Batchler and Lee Batchler's screenplay, co-written with Michael Robert Johnson or imbue the cardboard cut-out characters with much life. ‐ At the Movies (Australia)
Posted Mar 18, 2014
2.5/5 3% I, Frankenstein (2014) It is disappointing and you look at all the talent that's gone into it. I was really underwhelmed by Strahovski's performance, I must say.‐ At the Movies (Australia)
Posted Mar 18, 2014
3.5/5 99% The Missing Picture (2014) Obviously based on Panh's autobiography, this is a reminder of obliteration and how cinema can claim memory, history.‐ At the Movies (Australia)
Posted Mar 18, 2014
4/5 83% The Armstrong Lie (2013) The Armstrong Lie gives great insight into a champion sportsman whose position at the top of his game meant he thought he could get away with anything.‐ At the Movies (Australia)
Posted Mar 12, 2014
4/5 88% Hannah Arendt (2013) I really like this film. I like the milieu that's created of this intellectual life in New York during the 1950s. I think Sukowa is fantastic in the role.‐ At the Movies (Australia)
Posted Mar 12, 2014
3.5/5 43% 300: Rise of an Empire (2014) Sullivan Stapleton in his first lead role after Animal Kingdom is actually quite impressive.‐ At the Movies (Australia)
Posted Mar 12, 2014
2.5/5 12% Vampire Academy (2014) It is so silly, so convoluted in terms of plot, but so insouciant that it almost gets away with it. Almost.‐ At the Movies (Australia)
Posted Mar 10, 2014
3/5 50% Age of Uprising: The Legend of Michael Kohlhaas (2014) Mikkelsen is fine in the role, bringing to the part the gravitas and dogged persistence required.‐ At the Movies (Australia)
Posted Mar 10, 2014
97% Bad Day at Black Rock (1955) I think it's really great the way it addresses the way small communities and isolated communities close in on themselves to protect ugliness.‐ At the Movies (Australia)
Posted Mar 4, 2014
4.5/5 89% Le Week-End (2014) This is a most beautifully written film, fabulously performed by those two stalwarts of British acting, Broadbent and Duncan, and directed with sensitivity and restraint by Michell.‐ At the Movies (Australia)
Posted Mar 4, 2014