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Rochelle Siemienowicz

Rochelle Siemienowicz
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
3/5 28% Suburbicon (2017) Suburbicon feels obvious and lazy and sometimes downright nasty.‐ sbs.com.au
Read More | Posted Nov 2, 2017
83% Drinking Buddies (2013) Surprisingly wise. ‐ Kill Your Darlings
Read More | Posted Oct 25, 2017
89% Le Week-End (2014) Beautifully written and performed, there are biting truths here that will resonate with anyone who's lived in a long term relationship. ‐ Kill Your Darlings
Read More | Posted Oct 25, 2017
94% All Is Lost (2013) Powerful. ‐ Kill Your Darlings
Read More | Posted Oct 25, 2017
91% Nebraska (2013) Nebraska manages to maintain a perky outlook, while still being bleakly realistic about ageing and the experience of living with persistent regrets and disappointments.‐ Kill Your Darlings
Read More | Posted Oct 25, 2017
95% Enough Said (2013) Enough said hits all the right buttons. ‐ Kill Your Darlings
Read More | Posted Oct 25, 2017
94% Le passé (The Past) (2013) A superb and engrossing relationship drama. ‐ Kill Your Darlings
Read More | Posted Oct 25, 2017
80% Muppets Most Wanted (2014) Cheesy but heart-warming.‐ Kill Your Darlings
Read More | Posted Oct 25, 2017
96% The LEGO Movie (2014) Colourful, inventive and action-packed.‐ Kill Your Darlings
Read More | Posted Oct 25, 2017
88% 52 Tuesdays (2015) The desire to look - at others and at oneself - is taken for granted as a natural and healthy one in 52 Tuesdays. ‐ Kill Your Darlings
Read More | Posted Oct 25, 2017
73% Young & Beautiful (Jeune Et Jolie) (2014) It made me squirm.‐ Kill Your Darlings
Read More | Posted Oct 25, 2017
98% The Babadook (2014) Jagged thrusts of dark humour pepper the scary stuff and will appeal to any less-than-perfect mother who has 'lost it' in the heat of the moment.‐ Kill Your Darlings
Read More | Posted Oct 25, 2017
92% Child's Pose (2014) A gripping and thought-provoking drama that touches on the nature of grief and class corruption in the new Romania, the heart of Child's Pose is nevertheless its convincing study of a power struggle between mother and adult child. ‐ Kill Your Darlings
Read More | Posted Oct 25, 2017
60% Nymphomaniac: Volume II (2014) The most interesting pieces of art are often the messy, dirty ones; the canvases we're not sure whether to ridicule for their lunacy or embrace for their sheer, inspired originality.‐ Kill Your Darlings
Read More | Posted Oct 24, 2017
75% Nymphomaniac: Volume I (2014) The absurd (sometimes frankly adolescent and silly) digressions and increasingly complex interplay between Joe and her patient listener allow for an exploration of guilt, compulsion and the nature of evil, in ways we've never seen before.‐ Kill Your Darlings
Read More | Posted Oct 24, 2017
76% Noah (2014) This Noah, embodied by [Russel] Crowe, is a pure Aronofsky monster.‐ Kill Your Darlings
Read More | Posted Oct 24, 2017
97% Boyhood (2014) Boyhood is a sublime meditation on childhood, parenting, and the passing of time.‐ Kill Your Darlings
Read More | Posted Oct 24, 2017
86% The Skeleton Twins (2014) The Skeleton Twins is just another little bittersweet indie dramedy, and it's not a perfect film. But it is worth your time.‐ Kill Your Darlings
Read More | Posted Oct 24, 2017
93% Force Majeure (2014) Bursts of intense Vivaldi underline the crisis as deadly serious, while also making fun of it. The way the conflict plays out in conversations between the couple and their friends over dinners and drinks is side-splittingly funny. ‐ Kill Your Darlings
Read More | Posted Oct 24, 2017
87% Gone Girl (2014) And while nobody is going to call Gone Girl a commentary on modern marriage, like all good horror stories, it pokes and punctures familiar anxieties, providing a pleasurable lancing of the psychic boils that plague us.‐ Kill Your Darlings
Read More | Posted Oct 24, 2017
94% Whiplash (2014) Without guns, knives or fistfights, Whiplash manages to be explosive and yes, dramatically violent - it's just that the violence is largely emotional, and often self-inflicted.‐ Kill Your Darlings
Read More | Posted Oct 24, 2017
95% Nightcrawler (2014) Nightcrawler [works] as a stylish and exciting thriller.‐ Kill Your Darlings
Read More | Posted Oct 24, 2017
61% Maps to the Stars (2015) It's bleak, funny and twisted.‐ Kill Your Darlings
Read More | Posted Oct 24, 2017
28% Exodus: Gods and Kings (2014) The real problem I had with Scott's Exodus however, was with the film's depiction of God - admittedly never an easy character to get right.‐ Kill Your Darlings
Read More | Posted Oct 24, 2017
87% Blade Runner 2049 (2017) It's a story about fathers and children, about memories and war. But it's the love story - problematic sexual politics and all - that feels so real.‐ The Neighbourhood Paper (Australia)
Read More | Posted Oct 19, 2017
3/5 48% Comme un chef (Le Chef) (2014) There's very little to tax or surprise the viewer, but it's a fun swipe at those who take their food too seriously.‐ The Big Issue (Australia)
Read More | Posted Aug 15, 2017
4.5/5 70% Liberal Arts (2012) There's nothing predictable about the way the romance unfolds. ‐ The Big Issue (Australia)
Read More | Posted Aug 15, 2017
3/5 54% The Look of Love (2013) If [Michael Winterbottom] wanted to drain the Soho smut industry of all nostalgic glamour and fun, then he's succeeded.‐ The Big Issue (Australia)
Read More | Posted Aug 15, 2017
4/5 90% Loving (2016) True love is written into every scene, like a simple black-and-white fact that can't be denied.‐ The Big Issue (Australia)
Read More | Posted Aug 15, 2017
3.5/5 75% Una (2017) There's no denying this is uncomfortable, claustrophobic viewing, as it should be. But for all the film's efforts to transport the story from stage to screen, there's still something inescapably stagey and static about Una.‐ sbs.com.au
Read More | Posted Jun 22, 2017
4/5 92% Wonder Woman (2017) What makes Wonder Woman work so well is the character of Diana herself, who's written and performed with the kind of emotional intelligence that's rare in these kinds of films.‐ sbs.com.au
Read More | Posted Jun 1, 2017
3.5/5 No Score Yet The Book of Birdie (2017) Despite being a film soaked in blood, obsessed with blood, The Book of Birdie, the debut feature from UK-based writer-director Elizabeth E. Schuch manages to be lusciously pretty. It's gorgeous, actually, and unstintingly feminine.‐ sbs.com.au
Read More | Posted May 25, 2017
4/5 90% Dearest Sister: Nong Hak (2016) A superb slow-burn supernatural thriller that's as much a portrait of contemporary Lao class differences, as it is an effectively spooky domestic chiller.‐ sbs.com.au
Read More | Posted May 18, 2017
4/5 90% Raw (2017) This is intelligent, metaphorically rich horror that will have you pondering (and perhaps considering vegetarianism) long after you've left the cinema.‐ sbs.com.au
Read More | Posted Apr 20, 2017
4.5/5 90% Heal the Living (Réparer les vivants) (2017) Not just another medical drama, Heal the Living is a film of great beauty and sensitivity.‐ sbs.com.au
Read More | Posted Mar 16, 2017
3.5/5 94% Being 17 (Quand on a 17 ans) (2016) Attraction and repulsion are often close cousins, especially during that confusing teenage time when hormones rage and sexual longing is mixed with self-loathing. André Téchiné's Being Seventeen captures the contradictions of this age perfectly.‐ sbs.com.au
Read More | Posted Mar 16, 2017
4/5 100% The Family (2016) Seamless and intelligent editing by Jane Usher creates a mystery story that's gripping and moving, as well as visually poetic.‐ sbs.com.au
Read More | Posted Mar 2, 2017
2/5 10% Fifty Shades Darker (2017) Having elided the central and very interesting question of this unequal relationship, the film then throws multiple external threats into the mix, as if it knows the couple itself is now boring.‐ sbs.com.au
Read More | Posted Feb 15, 2017
4.5/5 93% Toni Erdmann (2016) Long, fluid takes, naturalistic cinematography (by Patrick Orth) and bland, realistic set design (by Silke Fischer) allow all the focus to follow the interactions between the actors -- both verbal and often even more powerfully, non-verbal.‐ sbs.com.au
Read More | Posted Feb 3, 2017
4/5 96% Paterson (2016) A quiet miracle of a film, and a kind of sublime minimalist poem in itself.‐ sbs.com.au
Read More | Posted Dec 22, 2016
3.5/5 100% Red Dog: True Blue (2016) The result is big, broad family-friendly fun; a good-looking but uneven story with moments of inspired craziness.‐ sbs.com.au
Read More | Posted Dec 22, 2016
3.5/5 94% Sand Storm (Sufat Chol) (2016) Sand Storm is a perceptive and thought-provoking drama in an original setting.‐ sbs.com.au
Read More | Posted Nov 30, 2016
4/5 98% Heart of a Dog (2015) Fans of Anderson's work and those with an inquisitive spiritual hunger will find this a thoughtful and sincere gift.‐ sbs.com.au
Read More | Posted Nov 21, 2016
3.5/5 73% Joe Cinque's Consolation (2016) The middle-class undergraduate mentality of the 1990s is convincingly recreated, and the viewer can't help asking if they themselves would have been clear-headed enough to intervene.‐ sbs.com.au
Read More | Posted Oct 12, 2016
3/5 45% The Girl on the Train (2016) Blunt manages to give her sad and messy character some humanity through smudged mascara and puffy lips, but the mechanical screenplay by Erin Cressida Wilson doesn't give her -- or the others -- much room to develop beyond ciphers. ‐ sbs.com.au
Read More | Posted Oct 7, 2016
4/5 82% Equity (2016) It's hard to think of a movie that passes the Bechdel Test with more flying colours than this smart and entertaining corporate thriller about female investment bankers on Wall Street.‐ sbs.com.au
Read More | Posted Sep 29, 2016
4/5 81% Girl Asleep (2016) [The] characters are so charming and funny, and the stylistic excesses handled with such aplomb, that this film (directed by theatre-maker Rosemary Myers in her feature film debut) is a fresh-faced delight with all the makings of a local crowd-pleaser.‐ sbs.com.au
Read More | Posted Aug 25, 2016
3.5/5 88% My Scientology Movie (2017) For a more comprehensive and sober exposé, see Alex Gibney's Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief, but Theroux's film works well as an entertaining and thought-provoking companion piece.‐ sbs.com.au
Read More | Posted Aug 17, 2016
3.5/5 73% Louder Than Bombs (2016) [An] intelligent, aesthetically pleasing adult drama that feels casually, realistically international in its cast and themes. And that's surprisingly rare.‐ sbs.com.au
Read More | Posted Aug 11, 2016
3.5/5 100% Embrace (2016) Embrace is the kind of informative, helpful film mothers might want to take their young daughters to see, and teachers might want to show their students.‐ sbs.com.au
Read More | Posted Aug 4, 2016