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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
2/5 34% I Feel Pretty (2018) I'm not a woman - and therefore I'm not the target audience - but I reckon most women would be perplexed by what's on display here.‐ ABC Radio (Australia)
Read More | Posted Apr 20, 2018
4/5 92% The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected) (2017) If this is the type of film we can expect from Netflix in the future, then Cannes might want to rethink their rules.‐ ABC Radio (Australia)
Read More | Posted Apr 14, 2018
3/5 50% Rampage (2018) Rampage is good at exactly what it sets out to be good at, and that is to unleash three giant mutated animals (and The Rock) on the city of Chicago.‐ ABC Radio (Australia)
Read More | Posted Apr 12, 2018
5/5 95% A Quiet Place (2018) The most innovative horror film since The Blair Witch Project. The unbeatable frontrunner for scary movie of the year.‐ ABC Radio (Australia)
Read More | Posted Apr 5, 2018
5/5 96% Chasing Ice (2012) Orlowski's documentary is brilliant because of the wondrous way it shows a worldwide story and a personal one at the same time.‐ ABC Radio (Australia)
Read More | Posted Mar 29, 2018
3.5/5 73% Ready Player One (2018) It's unlikely to find its way in to a Spielberg top 10, but nonetheless it's another crowdpleaser from the master.‐ ABC Radio (Australia)
Read More | Posted Mar 29, 2018
3.5/5 43% Pacific Rim Uprising (2018) Within the first five minutes of Pacific Rim Uprising, it is already a hundred times better than its predecessor.‐ ABC Radio (Australia)
Read More | Posted Mar 26, 2018
4.5/5 92% The Shape of Water (2017) In this, del Toro asks "what if the monster got the girl?". It's a strange question with weird answers, but one he poses with beauty, delicacy and intelligence.‐ ABC Radio (Australia)
Read More | Posted Mar 17, 2018
2/5 49% Tomb Raider (2018) Vikander deserves a go at playing the role in a better film but if this is the best anyone can offer third time around, then Lara Croft should stick to the consoles.‐ ABC Radio (Australia)
Read More | Posted Mar 15, 2018
5/5 100% Wake in Fright (2012) Wake In Fright gets beneath Australia's skin and stares into a dark heart that was hidden beneath the ochre dust and boozy bonhomie. One of the greatest Aussie films of all time.‐ ABC Radio (Australia)
Read More | Posted Mar 6, 2018
4/5 47% Red Sparrow (2018) A gripping spy story that will have you shifting uncomfortably in your seat.‐ ABC Radio (Australia)
Read More | Posted Mar 4, 2018
1.5/5 30% The BBQ (2018) The film is abysmal and it all comes down to an absolutely woeful script. ‐ ABC Radio (Australia)
Read More | Posted Feb 26, 2018
4/5 96% Black Panther (2018) Black Panther boasts a sense of grandeur as it tells a sprawling Shakespearean tale that traverses the political, racial, ideological, familial and fantastical.‐ ABC Radio (Australia)
Read More | Posted Feb 16, 2018
3/5 87% The Post (2018) This film will be a reminder of the time Spielberg, Streep and Hanks worked together and as such, will be remembered as a novelty, as opposed to an example of their best work.‐ ABC Radio (Australia)
Read More | Posted Feb 12, 2018
4/5 85% Darkest Hour (2017) Just give Oldman the Oscar already.‐ ABC Radio (Australia)
Read More | Posted Feb 6, 2018
3.5/5 90% I, Tonya (2018) Central to I, Tonya is Robbie's masterful performance as Harding. If nothing else, it's worth watching for that alone.‐ ABC Radio (Australia)
Read More | Posted Feb 5, 2018
5/5 92% Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (2017) Is it too early to start talking about how Martin McDonagh is one of the great writer-directors of the past decade?‐ ABC Radio (Australia)
Read More | Posted Jan 31, 2018
5/5 96% Waltz with Bashir (2008) (Waltz With Bashir turns) the recollections and re-enactments of the war into visually stunning works of art (and) will leave you utterly devastated.‐ ABC Radio (Australia)
Read More | Posted Jan 25, 2018
2/5 31% Pitch Perfect 3 (2017) Pitch Perfect 3 is a great example of many things, such as "milking an idea dry", "continued diminishing returns", "the wearing out of a welcome", and "not knowing when to stop".‐ ABC Radio (Australia)
Read More | Posted Jan 4, 2018
3/5 56% The Greatest Showman (2017) Exactly the biopic Barnum would've made about himself - forget the art, don't let the truth get in the way of a good story, but leave 'em smiling in the aisles.‐ ABC Radio (Australia)
Read More | Posted Dec 30, 2017
4/5 100% Paddington 2 (2018) Follow-ups are hard to do, but Paddington 2 knows which side its bread is buttered (with added marmalade, of course) and repeats the winning recipe.‐ ABC Radio (Australia)
Read More | Posted Dec 23, 2017
4/5 91% Star Wars: The Last Jedi (2017) Just like The Empire Strikes Back set the benchmark for the "orig trij", The Last Jedi does the same for the sequel trilogy. ‐ ABC Radio (Australia)
Read More | Posted Dec 15, 2017
5/5 97% Coco (2017) Coco is one of the best things Pixar has ever done, and that's saying something.‐ ABC Radio (Australia)
Read More | Posted Dec 11, 2017
4/5 85% Wonder (2017) You would have to be an utter, utter bastard to give Wonder a bad review.‐ ABC Radio (Australia)
Read More | Posted Dec 4, 2017
5/5 94% Amy (2015) The sad irony of this powerful doco is that one of the very things that contributed to her untimely death is one of the very things that makes the doco so incredible.‐ ABC Radio (Australia)
Read More | Posted Nov 26, 2017
2/5 19% Daddy's Home 2 (2017) (Daddy's Home 2 is) destined for an after-life as an annual Christmas re-run you'll tune in to by accident, only to end up changing the channel or just going to bed.‐ ABC Radio (Australia)
Read More | Posted Nov 23, 2017
2.5/5 40% Justice League (2017) It's a fun-but-awkward mess of a movie that smacks of a missed opportunity.‐ ABC Radio (Australia)
Read More | Posted Nov 20, 2017
3.5/5 57% Murder On The Orient Express (2017) If a sequel (happens and) it's as good a journey as this one, then book me a ticket.‐ ABC Radio (Australia)
Read More | Posted Nov 9, 2017
3/5 54% Three Summers (2017) Elton's film is the equivalent of a music festival. Odds are a lot of bands will be great, but there are also bound to be a lot of acts that aren't very good.‐ ABC Radio (Australia)
Read More | Posted Nov 4, 2017
4/5 92% Thor: Ragnarok (2017) You could almost argue Thor: Ragnarok is too funny. ‐ ABC Radio (Australia)
Read More | Posted Oct 26, 2017
2.5/5 8% The Snowman (2017) The film keeps you guessing by offering scant and unconvincing details, but the more it progresses, the more you realise it doesn't have any answers at all.‐ ABC Radio (Australia)
Read More | Posted Oct 19, 2017
4.5/5 87% Blade Runner 2049 (2017) It is a studied and intelligent sequel that feels natural, but best of all it feels necessary, which is a mighty feat for a belated sequel.‐ ABC Radio (Australia)
Read More | Posted Oct 15, 2017
5/5 98% Rashômon (1951) A film that demonstrates that how you tell your story is just as important as what that story entails.‐ ABC Radio (Australia)
Read More | Posted Oct 9, 2017
4.5/5 85% Battle of the Sexes (2017) Battle Of The Sexes is an important re-stating of an important moment in sport, and its subject matter is as pertinent now as it was then.‐ ABC Radio (Australia)
Read More | Posted Oct 3, 2017
3.5/5 66% Victoria & Abdul (2017) Dench owns this from the minute she appears on screen.‐ ABC Radio (Australia)
Read More | Posted Sep 30, 2017
3/5 52% Kingsman: The Golden Circle (2017) A solid-enough return that doesn't totally disappoint and leaves enough goodwill (and room for improvement) for a third outing.‐ ABC Radio (Australia)
Read More | Posted Sep 24, 2017
4/5 85% It (2017) It seems aimed at being a rite-of-passage horror movie, much like its predecessor ... and it's the stuff bed-wetting nightmares are made of.‐ ABC Radio (Australia)
Read More | Posted Sep 21, 2017
4/5 92% The Queen of Ireland (2015) As great as this is, it's not going to persuade homophobes into understanding why allowing same-sex marriage is a good thing, but I wish it would.‐ ABC Radio (Australia)
Read More | Posted Sep 20, 2017
3.5/5 90% Girls Trip (2017) IF you missed the girls-gone-bad comedy of Rough Night earlier this year, don't worry. Go and see Girls Trip instead.‐ ABC Radio (Australia)
Read More | Posted Aug 31, 2017
3.5/5 86% American Made (2017) Frustrating directorial tics aside, this is an enjoyable peek into the strange place where world events intersected and one man was in the middle of it all.‐ ABC Radio (Australia)
Read More | Posted Aug 28, 2017
4/5 93% Logan Lucky (2017) Rating Soderbergh's back catalogue is like comparing apples and oranges and tractors, but this is in his top bracket. Welcome back, Mr Soderbergh.‐ ABC Radio (Australia)
Read More | Posted Aug 17, 2017
2/5 49% Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets (2017) Its visual spectacle has to be applauded ... but its all just too much pretty tinsel on a dead Christmas tree.‐ ABC Radio (Australia)
Read More | Posted Aug 14, 2017
4/5 98% The Big Sick (2017) Utterly refreshing, like a big bowl of ice cream after a serving of spicy food. ‐ ABC Radio (Australia)
Read More | Posted Aug 7, 2017
4/5 93% War for the Planet of the Apes (2017) When it comes time to talk about the greatest trilogies of all time, the new Planet Of The Apes films need to be in the discussion.‐ ABC Radio (Australia)
Read More | Posted Jul 27, 2017
4/5 92% Dunkirk (2017) Nolan has given us the cinematic equivalent of the British stiff upper lip.‐ ABC Radio (Australia)
Read More | Posted Jul 23, 2017
4/5 89% The Devil and Daniel Johnston (2006) The Devil & Daniel Johnston is a remarkable look into the world of an artist that lost his mind and struggled to find it again‐ ABC Radio (Australia)
Read More | Posted Jul 14, 2017
4.5/5 93% Baby Driver (2017) It takes a lot of effort to be effortlessly cool.‐ ABC Radio (Australia)
Read More | Posted Jul 13, 2017
4/5 92% Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017) The filmic equivalent of mum's lasagne - it's comforting, tasty, nothing special, but exactly what you're looking for. ‐ ABC Radio (Australia)
Read More | Posted Jul 6, 2017
5/5 100% Tokyo Story (Tôkyô monogatari) (1953) It's not until the heartbreaking denouement you realise how immersive Tokyo Story is, and how it snuck up on you and worked its way into your heart.‐ ABC Radio (Australia)
Read More | Posted Jul 5, 2017
3/5 18% The House (2017) The combination of Ferrell and Poehler elevates the whole film above its creaky moments and paper-thin plot.‐ ABC Radio (Australia)
Read More | Posted Jul 5, 2017