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Sarah Ward

Sarah Ward
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
No Score Yet Death in the Terminal (2016) Directors Tali Shemesh and Asaf Sudry immerse viewers in a situation that's both horrifying and harrowing - and revealing about human nature in times of extreme crisis.‐ Concrete Playground
Read More | Posted Sep 17, 2017
100% The Endless (2017) Imaginative, enthralling, astute with its aesthetics and atmosphere, and insightful in contemplating both human and supernatural drama.‐ Concrete Playground
Read More | Posted Sep 17, 2017
95% Rat Film (2017) Plenty of other animals have clucked, purred, barked, splashed and scurried their way through cute critter-focused documentaries, but not in this fashion. ‐ Concrete Playground
Read More | Posted Sep 17, 2017
100% Faces Places (Visages, villages) (2017) Love, life, creativity, connection, accepting others and acknowledging that nothing is permanent are all a part of this charming documentary.‐ Concrete Playground
Read More | Posted Sep 17, 2017
94% Bright Sunshine In (Un beau soleil intérieur) (2017) A smart, spirited and soulful exploration of affection and intimacy - as driven by Binoche's enigmatic candour - that cuts deep.‐ Concrete Playground
Read More | Posted Sep 17, 2017
90% Loveless (Nelyubov) (2017) There's no one like Zvyagintsev at taking an already tense and heartbreaking situation into formally composed, emotionally brutal, absolutely astonishing territory.‐ Concrete Playground
Read More | Posted Sep 17, 2017
100% Lucky (2017) The landscape of Stanton's face pairs perfectly with the arid dessert surroundings, while his specific brand of cantankerous charm finds its match in Lynch.‐ Concrete Playground
Read More | Posted Sep 17, 2017
84% Nocturama (2017) Mesmerising and provocative... with a simply stunning command of his visceral visuals and unnerving mood.‐ Concrete Playground
Read More | Posted Sep 17, 2017
100% Bunch of Kunst (2017) A probing, potent and propulsive celebration for the already acquainted and a lure for the uninitiated.‐ Goethe-Institute Australien Magazine
Read More | Posted Sep 17, 2017
34% American Assassin (2017) Happy to go through the motions... much of its content is ripped from other, better efforts.‐ ArtsHub
Read More | Posted Sep 17, 2017
67% mother! (2017) From walls that beat like a heart when they're touched, to a freewheeling third act that has to be seen to be believed, mother! is a movie driven by emotions and experiences.‐ Concrete Playground
Read More | Posted Sep 13, 2017
No Score Yet The Seen and Unseen (2017) Andini brings the twins' exploits to life with the requisite visual and tonal balance: crisp and naturalistic, yet also ethereal.‐ Screen International
Read More | Posted Sep 12, 2017
83% Heartstone (Hjartasteinn) (2017) Anne Østerud and Janus Billeskov Jansen ensure the feature's running time never becomes wearying - only as patient as its potent, poignant tale demands.‐ Screen International
Read More | Posted Sep 12, 2017
No Score Yet Traceable (2014) An eye-opening film... and one that also acts as a work of advocacy for a different relationship between fast fashion consumption and its production.‐ Goethe-Institute Australien Magazine
Read More | Posted Sep 11, 2017
82% That's Not Me (2017) Smart, funny and perceptive... brimming with well-observed scenarios, characters and emotions.‐ Concrete Playground
Read More | Posted Sep 11, 2017
No Score Yet Liberami (2016) A sober look at an area more typically relegated to horror movies.‐ Screen International
Read More | Posted Sep 11, 2017
No Score Yet The Big Bad Fox and Other Tales (Le grand méchant renard et autres contes) (2017) An affectionate and energetic madcap effort that might not completely match its predecessor's bursting heart, but still remains charming and engaging.‐ Screen International
Read More | Posted Sep 11, 2017
No Score Yet Breath (2017) Like taking a dip in alluring yet choppy surf, as its characters do often, it's equally vivid and calm, swelling with emotion yet still in its approach.‐ Screen International
Read More | Posted Sep 10, 2017
No Score Yet Three Peaks (Drei zinnen) (2017) Psychologically complex, emotionally compelling ...‐ Screen International
Read More | Posted Sep 9, 2017
86% Valley of Shadows (2017) An entrancing Norwegian gothic fable told with haunting visuals and striking tonal assurance, Valley of Shadows turns childhood fears into a ruminative and resonant horror effort.‐ Screen International
Read More | Posted Sep 9, 2017
84% It (2017) When it comes to watching kids get spooked by not only a shape-shifting monster, but by a spate of dramatic and everyday childhood traumas, the film delivers.‐ Concrete Playground
Read More | Posted Sep 7, 2017
2/5 37% The Hitman's Bodyguard (2017) Ultimately, in thinking that the film could coast by thanks to its cast, The Hitman's Bodyguard suffers from not finding its own niche. ‐ ArtsHub
Read More | Posted Sep 7, 2017
83% West of Sunshine (2017) Ample location shots, and the unaffected presence of star Damien Hill and his real-life stepson Tyler Perham, help build a sincere and resonant effort that finds relatable insights in its slight yet involving scenario.‐ Screen International
Read More | Posted Sep 1, 2017
72% Gifted (2017) Makes no attempt to hide its efforts to tug at your heartstrings, but memorable performances and a refreshing perspective ensure that it's a winner nonetheless.‐ Concrete Playground
Read More | Posted Aug 31, 2017
89% Girls Trip (2017) As silly, crude and debauched as the antics get, the warmth and joy surrounding the four protagonists continually sets the movie apart from its predecessors.‐ Concrete Playground
Read More | Posted Aug 31, 2017
No Score Yet Under the Tree (Undir trénu) (2017) Unsettlingly perceptive as well as absurdly comedic, Under the Tree chronicles domestic tensions left to fester; when grudges branch out like a leafy tree in a suburban backyard, everyone suffers.‐ Screen International
Read More | Posted Aug 31, 2017
No Score Yet Nico, 1988 (2017) Writer/director Susanna Nicchiarelli and star Trine Dyrholm craft a late-career biopic that acts not only as a portrait of a complex figure, but recognises the considerable toll of daring not to conform.‐ Screen International
Read More | Posted Aug 31, 2017
No Score Yet 3/4 (2017) Measured but involving... an engaging slice-of-life effort.‐ Screen International
Read More | Posted Aug 29, 2017
71% The Square (2017) An acerbic, entertaining, surreal and statement-making portrait.‐ Goethe-Institute Australien Magazine
Read More | Posted Aug 29, 2017
87% The Lost City of Z (2017) To watch The Lost City of Z is to stare deep into the splendour of untamed nature, and to appreciate the mystery and allure that comes simply from looking. ‐ Concrete Playground
Read More | Posted Aug 29, 2017
88% American Made (2017) If fighting the undead in The Mummy seemed like a bit of a departure for the A-lister, American Made is a beaming, smooth-talking return to familiar territory.‐ Concrete Playground
Read More | Posted Aug 29, 2017
93% Logan Lucky (2017) Come for the zippy comedy about ordinary people mastering their own destinies. Stay for the entertaining filmmaking masterclass.‐ Concrete Playground
Read More | Posted Aug 29, 2017
73% Manifesto (2017) Assaults the audience with both concepts and their conceptualisation.‐ Goethe-Institute Australien Magazine
Read More | Posted Aug 29, 2017
No Score Yet The Dreamed Path (Der traumhafte Weg) (2016) As lyrical as it is detail-oriented, and as oneiric and it is steeped in relatable instances.‐ Goethe-Institute Australien Magazine
Read More | Posted Aug 29, 2017
92% Western (2017) A feature by any other moniker would've proved as quietly powerful, but this one more than earns its genre and title.‐ Goethe-Institute Australien Magazine
Read More | Posted Aug 29, 2017
50% Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets (2017) Gleefully demonstrates that a barely convincing narrative and nearly two hours of sci-fi spectacle can still entertain.‐ Concrete Playground
Read More | Posted Aug 29, 2017
98% The Big Sick (2017) A textured, multifaceted example of rom-coms at their very best.‐ Concrete Playground
Read More | Posted Aug 29, 2017
No Score Yet Three Summers (2017) Keeps its proceedings and protagonists as light and fond as its scenic sights, in an overt effort that's all affable surface.‐ Screen International
Read More | Posted Aug 29, 2017
60% The Butterfly Tree (2017) Saddles its story with too much obviousness and convenience to have the desired impact.‐ Screen International
Read More | Posted Aug 29, 2017
31% Salt and Fire (2017) Suffers from stilted dialogue, tangential conversations that lead both everywhere and nowhere, plot threads and characters left hanging, and committed but constrained performances. ‐ Goethe-Institute Australien Magazine
Read More | Posted Aug 29, 2017
75% Atomic Blonde (2017) Apologies to Bond, Bourne and John Le Carré adaptations, but when it comes to slick spy flicks, this blonde really does have much more fun. ‐ Concrete Playground
Read More | Posted Aug 29, 2017
4/5 94% Sami Blood (2017) Composed and compelling in its many forms: as a snapshot of Scandi cultural conflict; [and] as a character study of a girl finding her way in an unkind world.‐ ArtsHub
Read More | Posted Aug 29, 2017
100% A Conspiracy of Faith (Flaskepost fra P) (2016) Bleak in its kidnapping contents but bright in its images. ‐ Goethe-Institute Australien Magazine
Read More | Posted Aug 22, 2017
88% American Made (2017) The film's loose period vibe proves diverting and mostly engaging, as well as driving its sunny-hued visual style.‐ Screen International
Read More | Posted Aug 17, 2017
No Score Yet Rabbit (2017) Alas, while the scene is set for an ambitiously unnerving and stylistically meticulous effort, the resulting blend of missing siblings, troubling dreams, creepy communes and tested bonds can't quite sustain its initial momentum.‐ Screen International
Read More | Posted Aug 8, 2017
71% Jungle (2017) Inspiring survivalist dramatisations and pulpy genre thrills make for predictably awkward bedfellows, though Jungle brings enough spirit to each to remain engaging enough.‐ Screen International
Read More | Posted Aug 4, 2017
92% A Ghost Story (2017) Much, much more than just the human equivalent of a ghost emoji standing in an Instagram snap... one of the most astute depictions of grief to reach cinemas in a long time.‐ Concrete Playground
Read More | Posted Jul 30, 2017
88% A Monster Calls (2017) As a literal visual illustration of the power of creativity to help process life's woes, A Monster Calls excels.‐ Concrete Playground
Read More | Posted Jul 30, 2017
3.5/5 93% War for the Planet of the Apes (2017) Though the Apes franchise has weathered crests and drops in its various iterations, it's at its best when it probes the moral complexities at its core. ‐ ArtsHub
Read More | Posted Jul 30, 2017
No Score Yet The Space Between (2016) While the premise might seem tried and tested, don't discount the way that sincere emotions ripped from reality can cast fresh light on even the most familiar-sounding story.‐ Concrete Playground
Read More | Posted Jul 30, 2017