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Sarah Ward

Sarah Ward
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
79% The Killing of a Sacred Deer (2017) There's not only tension and intrigue in the film's terse exchanges and increasingly brutal stakes, but ample black comedy as well.‐ Concrete Playground
Read More | Posted Nov 21, 2017
40% Justice League (2017) It still achieves its two aims - improving upon Batman v Superman, and leaving viewers intrigued for future Wonder Woman, Aquaman, The Flash and Cyborg outings - but does so in a thoroughly choppy and dull fashion. ‐ ArtsHub
Read More | Posted Nov 21, 2017
76% The Exception (The Kaiser's Last Kiss) (2017) When the feature's various aspects do shine - the individual performances, and the thoughtful way that each of the three main characters are forced to confront their place in the conflict, for example - it remains involving.‐ Goethe-Institute Australien Magazine
Read More | Posted Nov 21, 2017
82% Brad's Status (2017) A movie that's both affectionate towards its flawed protagonist and painfully aware of his many faults.‐ Concrete Playground
Read More | Posted Nov 21, 2017
83% Detroit (2017) Serves as both an immersive picture of history and a horrific cautionary tale.‐ Concrete Playground
Read More | Posted Nov 21, 2017
58% Murder On The Orient Express (2017) The end result is far from an engaging or intriguing journey, or even one worth taking.‐ Concrete Playground
Read More | Posted Nov 15, 2017
29% A Bad Moms Christmas (2017) Takes the easiest route - upping the raucousness, adding even more mums to the mix, and eschewing nuance, depth or any real comic commentary about the expectations placed upon women.‐ Concrete Playground
Read More | Posted Nov 15, 2017
No Score Yet Crater (Il Cratere) (2017) The bleakness of reality is nothing to sing about in Crater, but it does furnish a poignant slice of neo-realism by Italian documentarians turned debut feature helmers Silvia Luzi and Luca Bellino.‐ Screen International
Read More | Posted Nov 9, 2017
86% Ingrid Goes West (2017) A caustic yet relatable comedy that blends a portrait of today's #nofilter world with some Black Mirror-style social satire.‐ Concrete Playground
Read More | Posted Nov 7, 2017
No Score Yet Goodbye, Grandpa! (Ojiichan shinjattatte) (2017) There's nothing to protest or overly grate, but there's no huge revelations waiting in store either.‐ Screen International
Read More | Posted Nov 7, 2017
4/5 92% Thor: Ragnarok (2017) An ode to embracing the glorious ridiculousness of caped crusaders... a hammer throwing, fist-smashing good time.‐ ArtsHub
Read More | Posted Nov 7, 2017
50% Sexy Durga (2017) Makes its points plain with the heaviest of hands, but does so with a deft feel for cultivating tension.‐ Screen International
Read More | Posted Nov 7, 2017
No Score Yet Mutafukaz (2017) With its anarchic attitude plastered across every delightfully detailed frame, Mutafukaz proves a French-Japanese animation treat.‐ Screen International
Read More | Posted Nov 7, 2017
8% The Snowman (2017) Bad storytelling, bad monikers, bland characterisation, by-the-numbers backstory, barely interesting procedural drama: there's an avalanche brewing in The Snowman, and it's of the generic and cliched kind.‐ Concrete Playground
Read More | Posted Nov 7, 2017
20% Fullmetal Alchemist (Hagane no renkinjutsushi) (2017) There's plenty to work with, but it rushes between emotional speeches and showdowns.‐ Screen International
Read More | Posted Nov 7, 2017
71% Happy Death Day (2017) Takes to its satirical task with glee - think slick, montage-heavy visuals, an upbeat vibe and soundtrack, and absolutely no misapprehensions about the sort of entertaining, tongue-in-cheek movie that it wants to be.‐ Concrete Playground
Read More | Posted Nov 7, 2017
41% The Mountain Between Us (2017) As much as the actors do with the material, however, they can't quite lift the film beyond standard sappy romance territory.‐ Concrete Playground
Read More | Posted Nov 7, 2017
No Score Yet In the Shadows (2017) Works best when it strides into the characters' inner darkness with confidence and commitment, rather than when it's laying down clues about its ultimate end game.‐ Screen International
Read More | Posted Nov 7, 2017
42% Song to Song (2017) If you're on the film's wavelength, plenty of its beats and rhythms will strike a chord.‐ Concrete Playground
Read More | Posted Nov 7, 2017
5% Flatliners (2017) Flat and bland in style, plot and emotion, it's a work completely devoid of interest and scares.‐ Concrete Playground
Read More | Posted Nov 7, 2017
No Score Yet The Cakemaker (2017) Obvious in its narrative path but delicate and compassionate in its treatment of the expected, a measured and moving film results.‐ Goethe-Institute Australien Magazine
Read More | Posted Nov 7, 2017
87% Blade Runner 2049 (2017) Do sci-fi fans dream of immersive future worlds, neon visuals scored by dark synth notes, and existential musings on what it means to be human? Yes, and they dream of Blade Runner 2049.‐ Concrete Playground
Read More | Posted Nov 7, 2017
No Score Yet Sveta (2017) Proves intense, involving and utterly uncompromising in its view of human nature, its commentary on modern Kazakhstan and its astonishing central performance from non-professional first-timer Laura Koroleva.‐ Screen International
Read More | Posted Nov 2, 2017
No Score Yet The Looming Storm (2017) This polished noir benefits greatly from splashing its various elements around in just the right manner.‐ Screen International
Read More | Posted Oct 31, 2017
No Score Yet Old Beast (2017) In a film that doesn't shy away from depicting harsh truths, Zhou lets the drama unravel without any overt histrionics; never playing the situation for easy tears or cathartic laughs.‐ Screen International
Read More | Posted Oct 30, 2017
60% Anchor and Hope (2017) While Anchor and Hope isn't subtle in its approach, it is nuanced in its emotional and naturalistic in its look and feel.‐ Screen International
Read More | Posted Oct 25, 2017
No Score Yet Pulse (2017) The feature's lack of neatness pairs well with its crisp, realism-favouring visuals, as lensed by Cruz-Martin, as well as its performances.‐ Screen International
Read More | Posted Oct 16, 2017
71% Happy Death Day (2017) In a genre filled with countless tales of unhinged killers stalking and slaying pretty young things, part of Happy Death Day's appeal stems from both leaning into and playing with the usual tropes.‐ Screen International
Read More | Posted Oct 10, 2017
No Score Yet Cargo (2017) Takes a bite out of a teeming genre, with heart, smarts and some weighty matters on its mind.‐ Screen International
Read More | Posted Oct 8, 2017
86% Battle of the Sexes (2017) King and Riggs' famous tussle inspires an engaging, entertaining effort - one that's as much about the showdown at its centre as it is the struggles it stood for. ‐ Concrete Playground
Read More | Posted Oct 4, 2017
76% Beatriz at Dinner (2017) Depending on how you feel about dinner parties, Beatriz at Dinner is either an accurate snapshot of getting together for a meal with friends and acquaintances, or a comically discomforting nightmare. ‐ Concrete Playground
Read More | Posted Oct 4, 2017
51% Kingsman: The Golden Circle (2017) Bright and shiny, the end result may be, but it's a by-the-numbers outing with less energy and momentum than its set piece-filled 141-minute running time needs.‐ ArtsHub
Read More | Posted Oct 4, 2017
54% The Lego Ninjago Movie (2017) At its best when it embraces just what makes the toys fun. ‐ ArtsHub
Read More | Posted Oct 4, 2017
64% Victoria & Abdul (2017) The kind of film that knows where its strengths reside, and how viewers are likely to react.‐ Concrete Playground
Read More | Posted Oct 4, 2017
82% Patti Cake$ (2017) "[Macdonald's performance is] a star-making turn in a movie that's all about chasing star-making chances, and it comes with excellent support from Everett and Moriarty."‐ Concrete Playground
Read More | Posted Oct 4, 2017
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
94% 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
92% 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
92% Loveless (Nelyubov) (2018) 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
98% 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
86% 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
68% 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
100% 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
92% 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
83% 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