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Sarah Ward

Sarah Ward

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
95% Women He's Undressed (2016) "Gillian Armstrong's latest documentary is here to shed light on a life of glamorous ups and heartbreaking downs during the Golden Age of cinema. " ‐ Concrete Playground
Posted Jul 25, 2016
70% Our Kind of Traitor (2016) "The feature retains the necessary energy and commitment to mystery that keeps hurtling le Carre's duplicitous dilemmas towards viewers, albeit in style more than story. " ‐ Trespass
Posted Jul 20, 2016
100% Girl Asleep (2016) "Myers crafts an effervescent yet astute splash of teen life that delights the eyes, warms the heart and tickles the funny bone in equal measures. " ‐ Screen International
Posted Jul 7, 2016
No Score Yet Teenage Kicks "The right stylistic touches and a strong central performance render the familiar both affecting and lingering here. " ‐ Screen International
Posted Jun 17, 2016
84% Goldstone "Goldstone proves a film of harsh landscapes of the physical, psychological and political kind, and of the burdened silences and pointed dialogue of a place where people hear everything but choose to say very little. " ‐ Screen International
Posted Jun 10, 2016
100% Chasing Asylum "Just as successive Australian governments have proven effective in... [discouraging] asylum seekers from attempting to enter the country, Chasing Asylum is similarly brutal in revealing the human toll of putting that plan into action." ‐ Screen International
Posted May 26, 2016
No Score Yet Beyond the Mountains and Hills (Me'ever Laharim Vehagvaot) "Conflict seethes through Beyond the Mountains and Hills, infusing the feature with the unsettling air that can only come from knowing the truth of a tumultuous situation, but still wishing for change, acceptance and a reason to retain hope." ‐ Screen International
Posted May 16, 2016
86% Gayby Baby (2016) "[The film] gently works to refute perceptions about societal structures other than the stereotypical, so-called nuclear unit of a mum, dad and two kids that the suburbs are supposedly founded upon. " ‐ Concrete Playground
Posted Apr 25, 2016
100% Wide Open Sky "There may be little that's remarkable about the documentary's construction, but there's no escaping the infectious spirit of its subjects, the important work of their teacher, and their shared love of music." ‐ FILMINK (Australia)
Posted Apr 22, 2016
95% Rams (HrĂștar) (2016) "There's little about this perceptive examination of the bonds of blood, the struggles of farming life, and the importance of finding hope and humour in even the bleakest of circumstances, that feels routine or overly familiar. " ‐ Concrete Playground
Posted Apr 19, 2016
94% The Jungle Book (2016) "[A] faithful but fun movie [that should] still appeal to families ..." ‐ Screen International
Posted Apr 3, 2016
91% The Witch (2016) "Feature debutant Eggers proves a master of mood more than story, though the success of the former overcomes the familiar nature of the latter." ‐ FILMINK (Australia)
Posted Mar 24, 2016
96% Son of Saul (2015) "It's a considerable and calculating task, and one that Son Of Saul handles commandingly." ‐ FILMINK (Australia)
Posted Mar 1, 2016
16% Gods Of Egypt (2016) "Rarely has a film's determination to distract viewers with the sleekness and shine of its imagery been mirrored so obviously in its story." ‐ Screen International
Posted Feb 24, 2016
74% Trumbo (2015) "The end result is a noble-intentioned attempt to pay tribute to the man responsible for writing Spartacus, Roman Holiday, The Brave One, and Papillion, but one that feels all too familiar in the way that it has been put together." ‐ FILMINK (Australia)
Posted Feb 17, 2016
61% A Month Of Sundays "Strongly written parts -- and good performances, particularly by lead actor and executive producer Anthony LaPaglia -- enliven the film's brush with the familiar." ‐ Screen International
Posted Feb 17, 2016
No Score Yet Born To Dance "Thankfully, the energy of the cast and the spectacular choreography enliven what could have remained a blandly formulaic, feel-good showcase of moving and grooving." ‐ Screen International
Posted Jan 26, 2016
16% The 5th Wave (2016) "A movie that's as generic as it sounds, complete with a just-as-standard alien invasion plotline thrown in." ‐ Screen International
Posted Jan 14, 2016
98% Kurt Cobain: Montage Of Heck (2015) "With so much said about Cobain for the past two decades, it feels fitting that a compilation of his own words actually says the most. " ‐ Concrete Playground
Posted Jan 3, 2016
31% Daddy's Home (2015) "Wahlberg and Ferrell comprised a fun odd couple pairing in their last shared screen outing, 2010′s The Other Guys, but here, forced into such restrictive parts and appearing rather bored as a result, they can't repeat the same feat twice. " ‐ Trespass
Posted Dec 29, 2015
92% 99 Homes (2015) "99 Homes isn't just about chasing the American dream its titular dwellings represent, after all, but about its destruction. " ‐ Trespass
Posted Nov 18, 2015
93% The Diary Of A Teenage Girl (2015) "Playing a character trying to reconcile her hormones, heart and head, Powley seems genuine in a way that actresses playing adolescents rarely do, and helps ensure that the heady rush of a movie that she's in does the same." ‐ FILMINK (Australia)
Posted Sep 24, 2015
27% Pan (2015) "Deftly made and diverting for young audiences but unlikely to linger, with any vibrancy tempered by the familiarity of the tune." ‐ Screen International
Posted Sep 20, 2015
82% Me and Earl and the Dying Girl (2015) "Superficially engaging but emotionally empty." ‐ FILMINK (Australia)
Posted Sep 16, 2015
60% Life (2015) "Indeed, there's ample life in this film, which succeeds in capturing something and someone elusive. " ‐ Concrete Playground
Posted Sep 16, 2015
61% The Dressmaker (2016) "Light comedy, romantic drama, small-town secrets and revenge schemes might not seem an easy or winning mix; however in The Dressmaker, the combination fits." ‐ Screen International
Posted Sep 15, 2015
77% Holding The Man (2016) "Neil Armfield shows delicacy and depth in adapting Timothy Conigrave's best-selling, award-winning memoir for the screen." ‐ Screen International
Posted Aug 21, 2015
85% The Daughter "[The Daughter] succeeds in conveying intimacy and conjuring tension courtesy of strong performances." ‐ Screen International
Posted Aug 20, 2015
97% Sherpa (2015) "When nature unexpectedly intervenes, however, Sherpa swiftly proves as grippingly human and political as it does visually spectacular." ‐ Screen International
Posted Aug 17, 2015
71% 1,000 Times Good Night (2014) "Alas, following on from such a striking and tense opening was always going to be difficult. The focus swiftly shifts to an account of disturbed domesticity, and so does the A Thousand Times Good Night's effectiveness and interest. " ‐ Concrete Playground
Posted Aug 7, 2015
43% Madame Bovary (2015) "Perhaps what this version demonstrates is that Flaubert's text can make for a perfectly cinematic effort, but continues to attract the unfilmable label when features miss the spark so crucial to its story. " ‐ Trespass
Posted Jul 16, 2015
90% Last Cab To Darwin (2016) "Sims balances sentiment, wry comedy and debate as he immerses audiences in a sensitive story." ‐ Screen International
Posted Jun 9, 2015
52% Gemma Bovery (2015) "The latest fashioning of the almost 160-year-old narrative is lighthearted, as befitting its comic take on the tragic story, but also light on depth. " ‐ Trespass
Posted Jun 4, 2015
31% Poltergeist (2015) "Rockwell, DeWitt and Adams will hopefully find the forthcoming, unrelated Digging for Fire a better showcase for their on-screen presence, but here... they add personality otherwise lacking to a generic paranormal effort. " ‐ Trespass
Posted May 28, 2015
64% Trash (2015) "Though it endeavours to speak of a specific time, place and set of social issues, Trash is best seen as a fairytale unravelling in life-like, modern-day surroundings. " ‐ Trespass
Posted May 22, 2015
36% Infini (2015) "Audiences acquainted with everything from Aliens to The Thing, Event Horizon to Sunshine, and even The Invasion of the Body Snatchers and Prometheus, will find few surprises in Infini's depths beyond its unwavering genre devotion. " ‐ Trespass
Posted May 14, 2015
66% Pitch Perfect 2 (2015) "It seemed natural that 2012′s Pitch Perfect would eventually receive a follow-up, but it seemed less likely that it would come out as dreary and uninspired as this one. " ‐ Trespass
Posted May 13, 2015
30% The Longest Ride (2015) "[The cast members] help make the inherently flavourless content that follows the initial meet-cute easier to consume -- though never to swallow whole. " ‐ Trespass
Posted Apr 16, 2015
47% Home (2015) "Home cunningly attempts to achieve that always-expected animated feat of being everything to everyone, but what it really proves -- with more authenticity than the content itself can muster -- is just how infrequently that can be done. " ‐ Trespass
Posted Mar 25, 2015
32% Chappie (2015) "This mash-up makes for a curious movie, one both beholden to its many sources of inspiration, and uncertain of how to use them to pave its way forward. " ‐ Trespass
Posted Mar 19, 2015
60% Run All Night (2015) "If any of his movies was ever to reflect [Neeson's] current career trajectory of fine performances in average fare, it's this one. " ‐ Trespass
Posted Mar 19, 2015
76% Lucky Them (2014) "Griffiths helms the feature with low-key fondness and a lived-in atmosphere, the camera caressing the Seattle spaces the story calls home, and lingering lovingly over the more rural places Ellie and Charlie venture to. " ‐ Trespass
Posted Mar 12, 2015
25% Manny Lewis "The incessant talk that continues from start to finish might just be the movie's strongpoint -- and given how clumsy and contrived it is, that's saying something. " ‐ Trespass
Posted Mar 12, 2015
25% Fifty Shades of Grey (2015) "What emerges in Fifty Shades of Grey is perhaps the best finished product that could rise from the depths of a compromised starting point. " ‐ Trespass
Posted Feb 19, 2015
83% Me, Myself and Mum "Funny, thoughtful and bubbling over with feeling, the feature shines brightest and rings truest when its driving force is at his best -- which, thankfully, is most of its brief running time. " ‐ Trespass
Posted Feb 12, 2015
90% Wild (2014) "As it traverses familiar territory and covers a distance that The Proclaimers would be proud of, it does so with sufficient grace and gusto." ‐ FILMINK (Australia)
Posted Feb 2, 2015
88% Still Alice (2015) "Still Alice will be remembered for Moore's efforts, with her performance one that audiences won't forget." ‐ FILMINK (Australia)
Posted Feb 2, 2015
81% The Fault In Our Stars (2014) "The Fault in Our Stars presents itself as a cooler, calmer, more considered kids-with-cancer film, but remains content with going through the melodramatic motions. " ‐ Trespass
Posted Jan 6, 2015
91% Locke (2014) "The feature's greatest achievement may stem from eliciting interest from its story, style and structure; however, it is its lead that sears its exploration of the inescapable inexplicably into memory. " ‐ Concrete Playground
Posted Jan 5, 2015
92% Pride (2014) "With heart and hope, the film becomes a feel-good triumph of statement and sentiment, equally entertaining, affecting and important. " ‐ Concrete Playground
Posted Jan 5, 2015
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