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
B+ 71% Land (2021) I loved the bond developed between these two leading characters. - ABC Radio Brisbane EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 21, 2021
B 55% The United States vs. Billie Holiday (2021) The film is at its best when it focuses solely on Billie Holiday, her talent and her role in representing African American people. - ABC Radio Brisbane EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 21, 2021
A- 87% Supernova (2021) While there's much to appreciate during the relatively short 93-minute running time, Supernova offers something to reflect upon after the credits have rolled. - ABC Radio Brisbane EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 21, 2021
B+ 82% Nobody (2021) It's a notch below the John Wick franchise but it's still a fun, entertaining feature. - ABC Radio Brisbane EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 21, 2021
A 99% Collective (Colectiv) (2020) Collective is riveting from start to finish. - ABC Radio Brisbane EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 21, 2021
A 98% The Father (2021) With the wrong actors, this could have come across as a gimmicky exercise but, as demonstrated in the closing moments, you really grow to care about them both. - ABC Radio Brisbane EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 24, 2021
C+ 61% Peter Rabbit 2: The Runaway (2021) Looking at it broadly and comparing it to other family-targeted offerings in recent years, Peter Rabbit 2 underachieves. - ABC Radio Brisbane EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 24, 2021
B 64% Blackbird (2020) Blackbird isn't perfect but it presents an interesting scenario that's worth exploring. - ABC Radio Brisbane EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 11, 2021
B 62% French Exit (2021) I'm not fully convinced by what it all adds up to but the quirkiness of French Exit makes it worth the trip. - ABC Radio Brisbane EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 11, 2021
B+ 96% Judas and the Black Messiah (2021) If you're a sucker for interesting true stories, Judas and the Black Messiah is a film you must see. - ABC Radio Brisbane EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 11, 2021
A- 100% Girls Can't Surf (2020) With women's sports expanding here in Australia, Girls Can't Surf provides a relevant exploration of the hurdles along the way, the pioneers who overcome them, and the importance of the end goal. - ABC Radio Brisbane EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 11, 2021
B- 94% Raya and the Last Dragon (2021) It's simplistic in its depiction of "heroes" and "villains" to the point where it feels more like a cheap Saturday morning cartoon than a rich animated feature. - ABC Radio Brisbane EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 11, 2021
B+ 98% Minari (2020) The interaction between 8-year-old Alan Kim and 73-year-old Young Yuh-jung is one of the film's biggest strengths. - ABC Radio Brisbane EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 11, 2021
C+ 45% The Little Things (2021) It's hard to believe three Oscar winning actors could be involved with something so unsatisfying. - ABC Radio Brisbane EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 11, 2021
A 98% The Truffle Hunters (2020) The Truffle Hunters is the kind of documentary that fills your brain and lifts your spirits. - ABC Radio Brisbane EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 10, 2021
B+ 92% Another Round (Druk) (2020) These characters aren't over-the-top caricatures. Yes, we laugh at their actions but they're real, honest human beings and many will relate to their problems and their mindset. - ABC Radio Brisbane EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 10, 2021
B- 89% The Nest (2020) Rory and Allison are flashy, interesting cinematic figures but the character arcs they're provided with are limited. - ABC Radio Brisbane EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 31, 2021
A- 88% News of the World (2020) An outstanding Tom Hanks looks like he's been wearing the shoes of Jefferson Kidd his whole life. - ABC Radio Brisbane EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 31, 2021
B 82% High Ground (2021) The strongest selling point of High Ground is the lead performance of Jacob Junior Nayinggul in what is his first acting gig. - ABC Radio Brisbane EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 31, 2021
B 67% Penguin Bloom (2021) Penguin Bloom delivers as an inspiring, feel-good tale about overcoming adversity, and as another opportunity to appreciate the talent of New Zealand actress Rachel House. - ABC Radio Brisbane EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 22, 2021
A- 88% The Dig (2021) Helping bring to light a remarkable piece of British history that few will be familiar with, The Dig tells a damn good tale. - ABC Radio Brisbane EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 13, 2021
B 69% Ammonite (2020) Ammonite could have used more pace during the first two acts but the climax and worthy performances of stars Kate Winslet and Saoirse Ronan provide ample compensation. - ABC Radio Brisbane EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 10, 2021
B 90% Promising Young Woman (2020) Promising Young Woman provides an unsettling experience where you're not always sure what lies ahead - ABC Radio Brisbane EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 10, 2021
A- 100% The Dry (2021) The Dry is a wonderful addition to the canon of Australian cinema. - ABC Radio Brisbane EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 26, 2020
B- 59% Wonder Woman 1984 (2020) Stretching out an unnecessarily long 151 minutes, Wonder Woman 1984 comes up short when compared to its predecessor. - ABC Radio Brisbane EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 26, 2020
A- 94% Nomadland (2021) Backed by a beautiful film score from Italian composer Ludovico Einaudi, Nomadland pulls you into this world and makes you feel part of it. - ABC Radio Brisbane EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 26, 2020
A 98% Ma Rainey's Black Bottom (2020) It's easy to forget you're looking at the likes of Viola Davis and Chadwick Boseman given the way they embody their respective characters. - ABC Radio Brisbane EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 15, 2020
C+ 59% Dreamland (2019) Margot Robbie (the actor) is the best thing in this but I'm not sure it's a project that Margot Robbie (the producer) should have green lit in the first place. - ABC Radio Brisbane EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 14, 2020
B+ 90% Words on Bathroom Walls (2020) It asks us to open our minds and think about how we perceive those with similar troubles in our own lives. An affecting film. - ABC Radio Brisbane EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 5, 2020
A 96% The Bee Gees: How Can You Mend a Broken Heart (2020) Likely to kick start new interest in their music, The Bee Gees: How Can You Mend a Broken Heart is fascinating from start to finish. - ABC Radio Brisbane EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 3, 2020
B+ 85% Misbehaviour (2020) Featuring a slew of strong performances, it's a film worth your time. - ABC Radio Brisbane EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 3, 2020
C+ 45% Fatman (2020) This sounds like a fun concept but unfortunately, Fatman never fully delivers because it focuses more on its not-so-exciting subplots. - ABC Radio Brisbane EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 3, 2020
C+ 45% The Comeback Trail (2020) In trying to make an interesting movie, it helps when filmmakers are one step ahead of the audience. In the case of The Comeback Trail, it's unfortunately the other way around. - ABC Radio Brisbane EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 3, 2020
A 99% Never Rarely Sometimes Always (2020) Never Rarely Sometimes Always is a powerful, complex, emotional drama that takes us inside the world of a scared, anxious individual. It's one of the best films you'll see all year. - ABC Radio Brisbane EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 29, 2020
B+ 90% Kajillionaire (2020) Kajillionaire is framed as a dark, offbeat comedy that's loaded with distinctive characters and imagery. - ABC Radio Brisbane EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 29, 2020
A 98% Corpus Christi (Boze cialo) (2020) Corpus Christi is a powerful drama that has a lot to say about religion, forgiveness and redemption. - ABC Radio Brisbane EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 29, 2020
C+ 40% Irresistible (2020) Irresistible represents a missed opportunity to show the world something new when it comes to dirty politics. - ABC Radio Brisbane EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 29, 2020
C 30% Dirt Music (2019) Dirt Music wants to elicit an emotional reaction but it fails to do so. - ABC Radio Brisbane EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 29, 2020
B+ 70% The High Note (2020) The High Note doesn't tick every box but it's easy to watch and easy to enjoy. - ABC Radio Brisbane EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 29, 2020
B 69% The Translators (2019) Every few weeks, we have a film that sounds great on paper but can't quite deliver on its lofty ambitions. The Translators is the latest example - a watchable movie that comes with a few flaws. - ABC Radio Brisbane EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 29, 2020
B+ 82% Bill & Ted Face the Music (2020) These characters are moronic but also hilarious. The storyline is so silly that you can't help but laugh. - ABC Radio Brisbane EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 29, 2020
A 88% Les Misérables (2020) Audiences will be quick to form opinions of these characters but, to the movie's credit, those views will change throughout as we get to know them a little better. - ABC Radio Brisbane EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 30, 2020
B 70% Tenet (2020) It's bitten off more than it can chew but with the positives balancing out the negatives, Tenet deserves a look. - ABC Radio Brisbane EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 30, 2020
A- 92% La Belle Époque (2020) If you're looking for something funny, charming and different, put La Belle Époque on your must-see list. - ABC Radio Brisbane EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 30, 2020
A- 93% Babyteeth (2020) You get a clear sense of the lessons learned and the suffering felt by each character. - ABC Radio Brisbane EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 30, 2020
C+ 49% Where'd You Go, Bernadette (2019) Where'd You Go, Bernadette might lure in fans of the book but as someone coming to the material with no background knowledge, I was disappointed. - ABC Radio Brisbane EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 30, 2020
A- 75% The King of Staten Island (2020) The King of Staten Island is worth seeing for its humour, its themes and its performances. - ABC Radio Brisbane EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 30, 2020
A- 84% Waves (2019) Waves is a tense, unrelenting film. There's not a lot of reprieve for audiences. It's like watching someone self-destruct in slow motion and yet be powerless to stop them. - ABC Radio Brisbane EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 30, 2020
B- 88% Onward (2020) It's a jagged narrative that doesn't flow smoothly from scene-to-scene. - ABC Radio Brisbane EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 30, 2020
B- 77% Military Wives (2020) I tired of the goofy, repetitive tiffs between Kristen Scott Thomas and Sharon Horgan (who feel like they're overplaying their characters at times). - ABC Radio Brisbane EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 30, 2020