Matthew Toomey

Matthew Toomey
Matthew Toomey's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer® when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): ABC Radio Brisbane
Publications: ABC Radio Brisbane

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
A 91% The Invisible Man (2020) The Invisible Man provides unrelenting tension from start to finish. - ABC Radio Brisbane EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 24, 2020
C+ 61% The Call of the Wild (2020) It's an unadventurous adventure. - ABC Radio Brisbane EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 24, 2020
C 43% The Professor and the Madman (2019) The Professor and the Madman struggles to make a compelling narrative from this true story. - ABC Radio Brisbane EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 24, 2020
B 87% Emma. (2020) First-time director Autumn de Wilde has created a beautiful, intoxicating world. - ABC Radio Brisbane EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 13, 2020
B+ 76% Richard Jewell (2019) Eastwood's film reminds us to think deeper before passing judgement on others. - ABC Radio Brisbane EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 13, 2020
B 78% Birds of Prey (And the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn) (2020) Birds of Prey provides another opportunity for Margot Robbie to showcase her talents and, for the most part, audiences will enjoy seeing the bipolar Harley Quinn create mayhem and carnage. - ABC Radio Brisbane EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 13, 2020
B+ 90% The Lighthouse (2019) From its distinctive look to Willem Dafoe getting a mouthful of dirt, this is one of the more memorable films of the year. - ABC Radio Brisbane EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 2, 2020
A- 80% A Hidden Life (2019) A Hidden Life is a commanding piece of cinema that lingers long after you've left the theatre. - ABC Radio Brisbane EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 2, 2020
C 42% Midway (2019) Midway is a bloated, confusing, cliché-laden World War II movie that isn't worthy of the actual events it is trying to recreate. - ABC Radio Brisbane EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 2, 2020
B+ 83% Just Mercy (2020) An important film. - ABC Radio Brisbane EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 2, 2020
B+ 96% A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood (2019) A Beautiful Day in the Neighbourhood captures the essence of Fred Rogers and is likely to put a smile on the toughest of faces. He was one of a kind. - ABC Radio Brisbane EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 2, 2020
C 77% Bad Boys for Life (2020) It's a tired, formulaic, seen-it-all-before storyline and that leaves us with a movie that will be all but forgotten about in a few weeks. - ABC Radio Brisbane EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 2, 2020
B+ 70% Bombshell (2019) Bombshell succeeds in illustrating the toxic culture that can exist in the workplace. - ABC Radio Brisbane EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 2, 2020
A- 89% 1917 (2020) Qualms aside, this is still a powerful film that makes effective use of visuals, sound and music. - ABC Radio Brisbane EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 2, 2020
B+ 96% A Shaun the Sheep Movie: Farmageddon (2020) A Shaun the Sheep Movie: Farmageddon is 87 minutes of simple pleasures. - ABC Radio Brisbane EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 2, 2020
A 94% Little Women (2019) The performances are flawless and as a combined ensemble, it's the equal of anything else seen on screen over the past year. - ABC Radio Brisbane EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 1, 2020
C+ 75% The Gentlemen (2020) The script is over-written with characters seemingly in a competition to see how many metaphors and analogies they can squeeze into each scene. - ABC Radio Brisbane EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 1, 2020
A 98% Portrait of a Lady on Fire (Portrait de la jeune fille en feu) (2020) Some may see it as slow but this is a careful, skilfully assembled drama where it feels every scene and every image has been thought through in immaculate detail. - ABC Radio Brisbane EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 1, 2020
C 44% The Addams Family (2019) It has monsters doing/saying weird things and humans acting like huge jerks but when that's all you've got for 87 minutes, the novelty quickly wears thin. - ABC Radio Brisbane EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 1, 2020
C+ 63% The Good Liar (2019) Ian McKellen and Helen Mirren are two of the best actors to come out of England but they're not enough to save this muddled, disappointing script. - ABC Radio Brisbane EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 1, 2020
B 97% Knives Out (2019) Daniel Craig gets the best of the dialogue as the humorously named Detective Benoit Blanc. - ABC Radio Brisbane EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 1, 2020
B+ 77% Frozen II (2019) Frozen II is a notch below its predecessor but still has a lot to offer. - ABC Radio Brisbane EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 1, 2020
C+ 53% 21 Bridges (2019) We've seen this storyline many times before and we're likely to see it many times more. - ABC Radio Brisbane EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 1, 2020
A- 83% Official Secrets (2019) Not easily forgotten, Official Secrets is another reminder about the dangers of unchecked government power. - ABC Radio Brisbane EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 1, 2020
B+ 92% Ford v Ferrari (2019) I was sweating as the final credits started to roll. - ABC Radio Brisbane EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 1, 2020
A 82% The Report (2019) You won't find many other films released year that have as much to offer as The Report. - ABC Radio Brisbane EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 9, 2019
C+ 47% Last Christmas (2019) It's as if the writers have created a character too neurotic and too unlikeable. - ABC Radio Brisbane EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 9, 2019
B 77% Doctor Sleep (2019) Steering clear of clichés, Doctor Sleep will keep you interested and keep you thinking. - ABC Radio Brisbane EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 9, 2019
B 70% Terminator: Dark Fate (2019) The standout ingredient in this film is the return of Linda Hamilton. - ABC Radio Brisbane EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 9, 2019
A- 88% Brittany Runs a Marathon (2019) Jillian Bell is outstanding in the way she captures her character's fragile nature and also in the way she balances laughs with poignancy. - ABC Radio Brisbane EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 9, 2019
B 88% Ready or Not (2019) It's never easy creating something fresh within the well-worn horror genre but Ready or Not deserves praise for its cool concept. - ABC Radio Brisbane EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 9, 2019
C+ 44% After the Wedding (2019) It feels like all these characters are tiptoeing around certain subject matters for the purpose of prolonging the narrative. Why are they so afraid of asking obvious questions? - ABC Radio Brisbane EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 9, 2019
C 40% Maleficent: Mistress of Evil (2019) Maleficent: Mistress of Evil is likely to have its fans given their admiration for the original but when compared to the aforementioned films, it's sorely lacking. - ABC Radio Brisbane EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 9, 2019
B+ 82% Judy (2019) The weaknesses in the script are negated by the stunning performance of Renée Zellweger. The casting is perfect and she does a wonderful job capturing Garland's blend of egotism and insecurity. - ABC Radio Brisbane EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 13, 2019
B+ 87% Hustlers (2019) Hustlers is an appealing drama with strong performances, genuine laughs and a winning soundtrack. - ABC Radio Brisbane EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 13, 2019
B 26% Gemini Man (2019) It's no masterpiece but Gemini Man warrants a look. - ABC Radio Brisbane EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 13, 2019
A- 68% Joker (2019) Writer-director Todd Phillips and co-writer Scott Silver are taking societal problems that you might see explored in a Ken Loach film and bringing them into the superhero realm. - ABC Radio Brisbane EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 13, 2019
C+ 24% The Goldfinch (2019) It struggles when it comes to character development and relevance. - ABC Radio Brisbane EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 13, 2019
B- 65% Ride Like a Girl (2019) Part of me wishes they'd have gone with a documentary given the cheesy, contrived nature of certain scenes. - ABC Radio Brisbane EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 13, 2019
B+ 84% Dora and the Lost City of Gold (2019) The film never takes itself too seriously which is part of the reason it will entertain younger audiences. - ABC Radio Brisbane EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 13, 2019
B+ 80% Good Boys (2019) Finishing on a strong note with a hilarious musical number, Good Boys is good stuff. - ABC Radio Brisbane EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 13, 2019
B+ 84% Downton Abbey (2019) Featuring the familiar music of John Lunn, Downton Abbey captures the era and is jolly good fun. - ABC Radio Brisbane EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 9, 2019
B 63% It Chapter Two (2019) I wasn't wowed by the big finale but with a stronger cast and some well-choreographed set pieces, It Chapter Two improves on its predecessor. - ABC Radio Brisbane EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 9, 2019
A- 98% The Farewell (2019) The Farewell celebrates diversity whilst recognising the emotional similarities that connect us. - ABC Radio Brisbane EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 9, 2019
A- 99% Amazing Grace (2019) There's nothing particularly special about the way the documentary has been shot (the cinematography is all over the place) but it still holds a powerful allure given the magnitude of the moment. - ABC Radio Brisbane EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 9, 2019
A 86% The Nightingale (2019) Filled with exceptional performances, The Nightingale is a confronting, powerful drama that is not easily forgotten. - ABC Radio Brisbane EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 9, 2019
C- 39% Angel Has Fallen (2019) You could watch an episode of Scooby Doo and find more interesting villains with better crafted plans. - ABC Radio Brisbane EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 9, 2019
A 100% The Australian Dream (2019) My wish is that every Australian see this film. - ABC Radio Brisbane EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 9, 2019
C+ 85% Once Upon a Time In Hollywood (2019) Quentin Tarantino has spared no expense in recreating the splendour of 1960s Los Angeles but there are lengthy sequences where the film is more interested in the setting than the characters. - ABC Radio Brisbane EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 9, 2019
B 80% Late Night (2019) It's too much of a Cinderella-story in places but for the most part, this is still an entertaining, feel-good comedy-drama. - ABC Radio Brisbane EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 11, 2019