Nelson Burns (Te Pana)

Nelson Burns (Te Pana)
Nelson Burns (Te Pana)'s reviews only count toward the Tomatometer® when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Courier Mail (Australia)
Publications: Courier Mail (Australia)

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
99% The Wizard of Oz (1939) It is, of course, a "must" for the juveniles, and they will have a high old time. This is a real fairy tale, brought to the screen with all the trappings, colour, and wondrous charm of the printed word that has. kept many a youngster late for dinner. - Courier Mail (Australia) EDIT
Read More | Posted May 3, 2021
93% Intruder in the Dust (1949) It's a fine film, made so by the unerringly excellent performance of an apt and able cast, under the direction of Clarence Brown. - Courier Mail (Australia) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 28, 2021
97% Home of the Brave (1949) [The] performances and pungent dialogue make it hard to imagine a better, or more rewarding film on racial prejudice. - Courier Mail (Australia) EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 16, 2020
87% The Invisible Man Returns (1940) Vincent Price, in his appearances and disappearances, handles his part with rare skill. - Courier Mail (Australia) EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 15, 2020
67% Zanzibar (1940) Snarling beasts, fighting, clawing, and scratching, crowd the jungle landscapes, and 'rip-roaring' is the only adjective I can think of to describe these sequences. - Courier Mail (Australia) EDIT
Read More | Posted May 4, 2020
100% The Lady Eve (1941) It is one of the neatest comedies the screen has offered in a long time, both from the point of view of originality in theme and performance. - Courier Mail (Australia) EDIT
Read More | Posted May 1, 2020
75% I Want a Divorce (1940) Joan Blondell and Dick Powell, 'Hollywood's happiest married couple,' are responsible for the brightness. - Courier Mail (Australia) EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 27, 2020
81% To Each His Own (1946) Strong acting studies by a select cast help to burnish and polish what at heart Is really (1) first rate escapist fare; (2) an inspirer of tear. - Courier Mail (Australia) EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 21, 2020
71% Lady on a Train (1945) [Durban's] 'fans' -- and they are many -- should respond with breathless infatuation. - Courier Mail (Australia) EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 21, 2020
100% Winchester '73 (1950) The film is pretty much a standard Western. It is also, like most of its kind, a pleasant means of passing an hour and a half in air-conditioned comfort. - Courier Mail (Australia) EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 15, 2020
83% Wyoming Mail (1950) It's cops-and-robbers stuff in the U.S. post Civil War days, and where the film really shines is in its virility, and good acting performances. - Courier Mail (Australia) EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 14, 2020
98% His Girl Friday (1940) As motion picture entertainment of the bright and sparkling order, His Girl Friday is recommended without reservation. - Courier Mail (Australia) EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 3, 2020
97% Born Yesterday (1950) [Judy Holliday] shines brightly. Her squeaky voice, her strutting, and her romantic ideas combine to make quite a character. - Courier Mail (Australia) EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 23, 2020
98% The Best Years of Our Lives (1946) Chalk up full marks for the superb acting of Fredric March, Teresa Wright, Myrna Loy, Dana Andrews, and Virginia Mayo. - Courier Mail (Australia) EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 5, 2020
90% Gone With the Wind (1939) Miss Mitchell used 475,000 words to tell her story. Three hours 45 minutes is not a second too long in which to recount it in the film transcription. - Courier Mail (Australia) EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 5, 2020
99% All About Eve (1950) In the role of the elder actress, Bette Davis plays with a brilliance that not only is the best acting she has shown us, but just about the best that has been done on the screen. - Courier Mail (Australia) EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 5, 2020
81% Going My Way (1944) The film is excellent in every way -- acting, production, and evangelical outlook. - Courier Mail (Australia) EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 5, 2020
100% Rebecca (1940) The picture is so faithful in spirit and detail that the same eerie spell emanates from the screen as from the book. - Courier Mail (Australia) EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 5, 2020
76% Gentleman's Agreement (1947) Much of the 'message' is lost in a welter of words. Sentiment, too, is spread as thickly as we would like our rationed butter. - Courier Mail (Australia) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 23, 2020
95% All the King's Men (1949) As American as a doughnut in sentiment, the film is full of realistic scenes of vicious, corrupt, and wild jockeying in the area of cheap politics. - Courier Mail (Australia) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 21, 2020
99% Casablanca (1942) A film that should keep patrons interested for many weeks. - Courier Mail (Australia) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 21, 2020
71% Summer Holiday (1948) It must be conceded that the film is a gay enough lark, with fine production numbers and good songs -- one in particular, "Stanley Stamer" being outstanding. - Courier Mail (Australia) EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 13, 2019
No Score Yet I Met a Murderer (1939) I Met a Murderer will do nothing to enhance the reputation of British actor James Mason. Quite the reverse, in fact, for it easily is the worst of his film contributions. - Courier Mail (Australia) EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 13, 2019