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Michael Adams

Michael Adams
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
5/5 93% No Country for Old Men (2007) Javier Bardem makes for a terrifying villain. He looks physically corrupt but seems every bit as relentless as the Terminator. He's also believably, psychotically human.‐ sbs.com.au
Read More | Posted Feb 22, 2015
4/5 96% Ratatouille (2007) Pixar has become a brand name you can trust.‐ sbs.com.au
Read More | Posted Aug 24, 2014
3.5/5 69% The Darjeeling Limited (2007) Anderson's gentle parody of westerners who lob into an ancient culture expecting to pick up enlightenment and peace as easily as a shoe shine or over-the-counter painkillers is very funny.‐ sbs.com.au
Read More | Posted Mar 12, 2014
4/5 74% The Road (2009) It's the end of the world as we know it and you won't feel fine, even though The Road is fine filmmaking.‐ Empire Magazine Australasia
Posted Jan 26, 2010
1/5 21% Planet 51 (2009) Little kids who've never seen this story before might get a kick out of it and its bold colours. Parents will be yawning and looking at their watches. At least G-Force dared you to hate it; this just dares you to stay awake.‐ Empire Magazine Australasia
Posted Dec 7, 2009
4/5 87% Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs (2009) The concept might not be as high as alien invasion or mouthy mammoths, nor the art on the level of Pixar or Miyazaki or Selick, but in terms of sheer fun, this is the one to beat in '09.‐ Empire Magazine Australasia
Posted Nov 22, 2009
4/5 75% Cold Souls (2009) Smart and funny, it's an amusing showcase for a great idea and the terrific Giamatti.‐ Empire Magazine Australasia
Read More | Posted Nov 22, 2009
5/5 90% A Serious Man (2009) For those who thought No Country For Old Men was too lightweight and resolved itself too neatly, behold the abyss that is A Serious Man.‐ Empire Magazine Australasia
Posted Nov 15, 2009
4/5 66% The Brothers Bloom (2009) Johnson's shaggy dog runs here, there, and everywhere, weaving joyous, confusing circles in exotic locations before romping home with an unexpected wallop.‐ Empire Magazine Australasia
Posted Nov 8, 2009
4/5 39% 2012 (2009) Emmerich supposedly spent $260m to give you the biggest experience for your ticket dollar and in this regard, he has succeeded tremendously, while, intentionally or otherwise, also delivering one of 2009's best comedies.‐ Empire Magazine Australasia
Posted Nov 2, 2009
1/5 22% G-Force (2009) Sometimes those aren't choc-covered sultanas in your hand after all, and G-Force is one of those times.‐ Empire Magazine Australasia
Posted Sep 13, 2009
2/5 58% Charlie & Boots (2009) With so many Aussie movies going out of their way to be depressing, it's tempting to hope local filmmakers might lay off the doom and gloom. But here comes Charlie & Boots to remind us to be careful what we wish for.‐ Empire Magazine Australasia
Posted Sep 1, 2009
4/5 98% Up (2009) The flight -- especially in 3-D, which is the best way to experience Up -- is a marvel of art come to life‐ Empire Magazine Australasia
Posted Sep 1, 2009
3/5 45% Fragments (2008) It's a worthy effort, and Woods pieces the parts together with skill and sensitivity. But, perhaps weighed down too heavily by its subject matter, Winged Creatures never takes flight.‐ Empire Magazine Australasia
Posted Jul 6, 2009
4/5 93% Last Ride (2012) Hard but poignant, Last Ride is a haunting journey.‐ Empire Magazine Australasia
Posted Jul 2, 2009
3/5 26% Land of the Lost (2009) Land Of The Lost is flimsy stuff, but in an appealing way. Its brainlessness and lightness of touch and ability to turn in a new direction in the blink of an eye keeps it ticking over and means it'd be churlish to say much bad about it.‐ Empire Magazine Australasia
Posted Jun 10, 2009
4/5 92% My Year Without Sex (2009) Funny, moving, tense and entertaining, it's a strong follow-up to the sublime Look Both Ways.‐ Empire Magazine Australasia
Posted May 26, 2009
4/5 94% Samson and Delilah (2010) Beautifully made and acted, this is a wrenching portrait of young Aboriginal Australians at grave risk.‐ Empire Magazine Australasia
Posted May 6, 2009
3/5 65% Quantum of Solace (2008) Fast, furious, but not much fun. Lighten up, James.‐ Empire Magazine Australasia
Posted Nov 17, 2008
3/5 87% Mongol (2008) The visuals and performances make it worth it, but this is a wilfully oblique bit of warrior hagiography.‐ Empire Magazine Australasia
Posted Jun 20, 2008
4/5 77% Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (2008) At its best, sublime. Overall, the great moments make up for the mediocre.‐ Empire Magazine Australasia
Posted May 18, 2008
4/5 50% Then She Found Me (2007) Happily, Helen Hunt takes the "ick" and "ick" out of chick flick.‐ Empire Magazine Australasia
Posted May 15, 2008
4/5 94% Iron Man (2008) He's not as limber as Spider-Man once was, or as darkly compelling as Batman is yet to be, but Iron Man comes with his own enjoyable strengths and weaknesses in a fun film that also has a point of view.‐ Empire Magazine Australasia
Posted May 5, 2008
3/5 44% Death Defying Acts (2008) Broadly enjoyable, lovely to look at, with fine work from its lasses - but it's less than the sum of its parts.‐ Empire Magazine Australasia
Posted Mar 20, 2008
4/5 88% Before the Devil Knows You're Dead (2007) Hoffman's brilliant in this nailbiting thriller and character study.‐ Empire Magazine Australasia
Posted Mar 19, 2008