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Matt Neal
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
4.5/5 89% 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
5/5 100% 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 84% 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 68% Victoria & Abdul (2017) Dench owns this from the minute she appears on screen.‐ ABC Radio (Australia)
Read More | Posted Sep 30, 2017
3/5 50% 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 91% 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 89% 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 87% 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 16% 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
2/5 68% Cars 3 (2017) It's definitely time to take this franchise to the wreckers.‐ ABC Radio (Australia)
Read More | Posted Jun 22, 2017
4/5 93% Tickled (2016) A bizarrely gripping, oddly hilarious, and downright disturbing glimpse into a level of weird you didn't even know existed.‐ ABC Radio (Australia)
Read More | Posted Jun 18, 2017
1.5/5 46% Rough Night (2017) These are all great actors with great characters but they're stuck in a film that can't get its tone right.‐ ABC Radio (Australia)
Read More | Posted Jun 17, 2017
2.5/5 16% The Mummy (2017) Is The Mummy any good? Not really, but it's OK. Is it good enough to launch a franchise? Absolutely not.‐ ABC Radio (Australia)
Read More | Posted Jun 10, 2017
4/5 92% Wonder Woman (2017) Wonder Woman is a damned good superhero movie, because it remembers to just be a damned good movie.‐ ABC Radio (Australia)
Read More | Posted Jun 5, 2017
2.5/5 29% Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales (2017) In the smaller character moments the film is at its best, so it's a shame the script is such a bucket of burley. ‐ ABC Radio (Australia)
Read More | Posted May 26, 2017
1.5/5 28% King Arthur: Legend Of The Sword (2017) It's a bloody mess.‐ ABC Radio (Australia)
Read More | Posted May 20, 2017
3.5/5 69% Alien: Covenant (2017) Part-fresh, part-nostalgic, and largely enjoyable, and certainly the best Alien movie since Aliens, although that's not saying much.‐ ABC Radio (Australia)
Read More | Posted May 11, 2017
5/5 99% Get Out (2017) Get Out is definitely great now, and I'm taking a punt that it will be considered great for decades to come.‐ ABC Radio (Australia)
Read More | Posted May 6, 2017
3.5/5 82% Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (2017) The cliched "difficult second album". Sure, the first one will always be your favourite, but you know you'll grow to love this one almost as much.‐ ABC Radio (Australia)
Read More | Posted Apr 24, 2017
2/5 48% Going in Style (2017) It's worst crime is wasting a brilliant cast, who are valiant in defeat.‐ ABC Radio (Australia)
Read More | Posted Apr 23, 2017
3.5/5 66% The Fate of the Furious (2017) If you hate what the Fast movies represent, this won't win you over (try #5 or #7 for that). If you love the Fast movies, this won't disappoint.‐ ABC Radio (Australia)
Read More | Posted Apr 19, 2017
2/5 52% The Boss Baby (2017) Not a lot to recommend ... unless you find the idea of a baby dressed as a business executive continuously hilarious for an hour and a half.‐ ABC Radio (Australia)
Read More | Posted Apr 17, 2017
3.5/5 91% The Lego Batman Movie (2017) Leaves Batman Vs Superman for dead, although that is damning the film with faint praise.‐ ABC Radio (Australia)
Read More | Posted Mar 30, 2017
5/5 94% Beauty and the Beast (1991) Beauty & The Beast broke new ground while recapturing the spirit of Disney traditionalism. ‐ ABC Radio (Australia)
Read More | Posted Mar 23, 2017
3.5/5 71% Beauty and the Beast (2017) Hits the marks it needs to but can never beat the '91 version. It does some things well, but ultimately this beast is more bloated than it needs to be.‐ ABC Radio (Australia)
Read More | Posted Mar 23, 2017
4/5 95% Manchester by the Sea (2016) A gut-punching, heartbreaking movie, with Affleck's Lee in the epicentre ... a perfect role for the under-appreciated actor.‐ ABC Radio (Australia)
Read More | Posted Mar 22, 2017
3/5 76% Kong: Skull Island (2017) Skull Island is a mix of different shades of dumb - there's plenty of dumb fun, but also some groan-inducing, forehead-slapping moments of dumb.‐ ABC Radio (Australia)
Read More | Posted Mar 9, 2017
4/5 93% Logan (2017) The Dark Knight of the X-Men film universe.‐ ABC Radio (Australia)
Read More | Posted Mar 5, 2017
5/5 90% Trainspotting (1996) Trainspotting is a remarkable film.‐ ABC Radio (Australia)
Read More | Posted Feb 23, 2017
3.5/5 79% T2 Trainspotting (2017) T2 Trainspotting holds a mirror up to itself and its audience, then proceeds to do a massive line off coke of it.‐ ABC Radio (Australia)
Read More | Posted Feb 23, 2017
4/5 92% Hidden Figures (2017) A remarkable biopic that demonstrates how holding back the tide of equality is detrimental to us all.‐ ABC Radio (Australia)
Read More | Posted Feb 16, 2017
2/5 10% Fifty Shades Darker (2017) After being surprised by Fifty Shades Of Grey, you can now colour me disappointed with Fifty Shades Darker.‐ ABC Radio (Australia)
Read More | Posted Feb 9, 2017
3/5 74% Split (2017) Split's success is more due to the skills of McAvoy in the lead role than the directing or writing of Shyamalan.‐ ABC Radio (Australia)
Read More | Posted Feb 3, 2017
5/5 92% La La Land (2016) A film where every single piece clicks perfectly into place ... there are numerous moments that look and feel instantly iconic.‐ ABC Radio (Australia)
Read More | Posted Jan 29, 2017
4/5 85% Lion (2016) Lion starts strong and finishes on a teary high, with its comparatively lesser moments buoyed by the presence of Patel.‐ ABC Radio (Australia)
Read More | Posted Jan 24, 2017
3/5 60% Allied (2016) There are moments of brilliance dotted throughout that help Allied overcome enough of its shortcomings to make it predominantly watchable.‐ ABC Radio (Australia)
Read More | Posted Jan 13, 2017
1.5/5 18% Assassin's Creed (2016) Surely this is the film to break the video game movie curse. Nope. It's not.‐ ABC Radio (Australia)
Read More | Posted Jan 5, 2017
4/5 96% Moana (2016) Moana ticks all the boxes required to make a great modern Disney princess movie and does so without ever feeling like it's a Disney princess movie.‐ ABC Radio (Australia)
Read More | Posted Dec 29, 2016
3.5/5 85% Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (2016) Rogue One does a great job of walking the fine line between being a Star Wars film and not feeling like any other Star Wars film. ‐ ABC Radio (Australia)
Read More | Posted Dec 15, 2016
3/5 40% Office Christmas Party (2016) Like a regular drinking session with your friends - you know what to expect and you could be doing more constructive things, but it's pretty funny.‐ ABC Radio (Australia)
Read More | Posted Dec 8, 2016