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Sarah Ward

Sarah Ward
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
No Score Yet Australia Day (2017) There's little that's subtle about that combination of elements, nor about director Kriv Stenders and writer Stephen M. Irwin's exploration of the attitudes that both bind and divide contemporary Australia.‐ Screen International
Read More | Posted Jun 20, 2017
48% Rough Night (2017) Sensible, envious, posh, feisty, kooky Aussie: the women here have about as much dimension as members of a '90s girl band.‐ Concrete Playground
Read More | Posted Jun 19, 2017
75% My Cousin Rachel (2017) The movie's real point of interest is right there in its name: an enigmatic woman, the talented actress that brings her to life, and the mystery that follows.‐ Concrete Playground
Read More | Posted Jun 19, 2017
47% Churchill (2017) Cox's towering performance makes Churchill feel as though it's stepping into fresh territory. ‐ Concrete Playground
Read More | Posted Jun 19, 2017
3.5/5 88% Una (2016) For all of its stylistic assurance, casting might be Una's strongest asset. ‐ ArtsHub
Read More | Posted Jun 19, 2017
3.5/5 87% Whitney: Can I Be Me (2017) It's not the details already splashed across the tabloids with frequency that prove informative, but glimpsing the pain lingering behind the headlines. ‐ ArtsHub
Read More | Posted Jun 19, 2017
No Score Yet Madame (2017) Bogged down by blatant stereotypes, wan banter, obvious observations about the intersection of class systems, and rote wisdom about having the strength to be yourself and forge your own path.‐ Screen International
Read More | Posted Jun 19, 2017
No Score Yet Ali's Wedding (2017) Offers an astute perspective on the immigrant experience, multicultural communities, and trying to reconcile traditional and modern cultures - all while telling a tale of love and life that's authentic, affectionate and amusing.‐ Screen International
Read More | Posted Jun 16, 2017
No Score Yet Ellipsis (2017) Ellipsis' banter, almost-romantic friendship, and assemblage of offbeat altercations keep to a well-worn path, even if the film is staged and shot with energy and affection.‐ Screen International
Read More | Posted Jun 12, 2017
89% 20th Century Women (2017) Filled with fantastic actresses not only interacting with cultural touchstones, but playing characters trying to make sense of their life through art. ‐ Concrete Playground
Read More | Posted Jun 5, 2017
91% Hounds of Love (2017) A highly unsettling debut that heralds the emergence of a promising new Aussie filmmaking talent.‐ Concrete Playground
Read More | Posted Jun 5, 2017
3.5/5 92% Wonder Woman (2017) A superhero origin story infused with the spirit of feminist adventure, and told with smarts, heart, and a different point-of-view.‐ ArtsHub
Read More | Posted Jun 4, 2017
19% Baywatch (2017) [A] pained, inane take on crime-fighting lifeguards.‐ ArtsHub
Read More | Posted May 31, 2017
46% Wilson (2017) Wilson, the man, may serve up great work from Harrelson, but Wilson, the movie, soon proves that 94 minutes in the character's company are far too many.‐ Concrete Playground
Read More | Posted May 31, 2017
29% Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales (2017) Directors Joachim Rønning and Espen Sandberg soon lose control of their vessel, serving up bland nautical action alongside their predictably unbearable protagonist.‐ Concrete Playground
Read More | Posted May 26, 2017
3.5/5 78% Don't Tell (2017) Don't Tell's fates are as firmly entwined with its leading lady as they are with the real-life story at its core. ‐ ArtsHub
Read More | Posted May 26, 2017
80% Makala (2017) Makala takes the observational approach to the hardships of Congolese life, charting a tough but insightful journey.‐ Screen International
Read More | Posted May 26, 2017
76% Viceroy's House (2017) Jumping between bureaucratic manoeuvring and matters of the heart isn't always packaged with the smoothest transitions, and doesn't give either side of the story much depth. ‐ Concrete Playground
Read More | Posted May 23, 2017
60% Gabriel and the Mountain (Gabriel e a montanha) (2017) Gabriel and the Mountain offers a moving look at the transformative nature of travel, both on those hopping around the world in search of a new perspective and those they encounter along the way.‐ Screen International
Read More | Posted May 22, 2017
89% Promised Land (2017) Promised Land deftly flits from biography to impact study to cinematic essay on the boom and bust of happiness-peddling myths, drawing a clear line from the music king to the current US leader.‐ Screen International
Read More | Posted May 22, 2017
60% Los Perros (2017) Ensuring that chaos envelops quietly, cracks deepen slowly and fortitude gradually triumphs over fragility is just one of Zegers' many feats in a film that doesn't ask audiences to warm to its complicated central character, but to understand her.‐ Screen International
Read More | Posted May 19, 2017
89% John Wick: Chapter 2 (2017) Turns sticking with what works into an action opera that knows when to dazzle with a symphony of shoot-outs, but also knows when enjoying Keanu's menacing presence is enough.‐ Concrete Playground
Read More | Posted May 18, 2017
4/5 90% David Lynch: The Art Life (2017) The details are revelatory, but, aping Lynch's own directorial style, so is the mood. ‐ ArtsHub
Read More | Posted May 18, 2017
80% David Stratton: A Cinematic Life (2017) After spending his career watching, curating and analysing movies, Australia's beloved film critic makes an easy, informative and engaging switch to starring in his own.‐ Screen International
Read More | Posted May 17, 2017
2.5/5 78% The Suicide Theory (2015) Smack[s] of talent, and of toiling valiantly to do justice to conceptually intriguing yet not completely convincing material.‐ ArtsHub
Read More | Posted May 17, 2017
2/5 28% King Arthur: Legend Of The Sword (2017) Revels in sticking with a template-like tale, purely to afford the director a platform to thrust his specific brand of flair to the fore. ‐ ArtsHub
Read More | Posted May 16, 2017
88% The Childhood of a Leader (2016) Demands that kind of close attention, and rewards it as well. ‐ Concrete Playground
Read More | Posted May 14, 2017
36% Snatched (2017) It's hardly surprising that Hawn's rapport with Schumer is far and away the best thing about this routine jaunt through the jungle. ‐ Concrete Playground
Read More | Posted May 13, 2017
3/5 91% I Am Heath Ledger (2017) Leans into its affection and adoration.. doesn't seek to interrogate or investigate, or even to explain, but to champion.‐ ArtsHub
Read More | Posted May 11, 2017
3.5/5 71% Alien: Covenant (2017) Handled with exacting care... jumps obviously but effectively between the musings of existential, philosophical science fiction, and the growing body count of unsettling horror.‐ ArtsHub
Read More | Posted May 11, 2017
100% Pork Pie (2017) If you were stuck travelling for a couple of hours with nothing but this movie for entertainment, you wouldn't mind.‐ Concrete Playground
Read More | Posted May 8, 2017
60% The Zookeeper's Wife (2017) The drama might feature cute creatures big and small, but it's firmly concerned with the human impact in times of conflict.‐ Concrete Playground
Read More | Posted May 8, 2017
1.5/5 30% A Dog's Purpose (2017) Calculated with the precise goal of conjuring a tearful reaction to cute critters.‐ ArtsHub
Read More | Posted May 3, 2017
99% Get Out (2017) One of the most assured, astute, entertaining and intelligent horror movies to creep out cinemas in years.‐ Concrete Playground
Read More | Posted May 3, 2017
3.5/5 94% The Innocents (Les innocentes) (2016) The Innocents may be understandably solemn in mood and sober in approach, but it's illuminating in probing the minutiae of resilience amidst the unexpected and the horrific. ‐ ArtsHub
Read More | Posted May 2, 2017
23% Table 19 (2017) A by-the-book script that jumps between misfit comedy and rom-com, but doesn't stray from the familiar path with either.‐ Concrete Playground
Read More | Posted May 1, 2017
3/5 55% Rules Don't Apply (2016) Smart in its contrasts of gender, place, celebrity, and normality, more so than its story initially seems to intimate.‐ ArtsHub
Read More | Posted May 1, 2017
2.5/5 85% Kiki, Love to Love (Kiki, el amor se hace) (2016) It's the cast that help it rise above simply mining between-the-sheets behaviour the entire population mightn't engage in for comic purposes.‐ ArtsHub
Read More | Posted Apr 27, 2017
60% The Little Death (2015) More than parodying private peccadillos is needed to turn apparently twisted trysts into a smart sex comedy.‐ Concrete Playground
Read More | Posted Apr 27, 2017
46% Going in Style (2017) Caine, Freeman and Arkin are all much, much better than the material they're saddled with.‐ Concrete Playground
Read More | Posted Apr 27, 2017
3.5/5 81% Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (2017) First, the titular figures were space pirates with laughs. Now, they're all of the above, but with an earned sense of heart.‐ ArtsHub
Read More | Posted Apr 26, 2017
3.5/5 67% Free Fire (2017) Most of those brandishing a firearm mightn't always hit the mark, but the film largely shoots straight.‐ ArtsHub
Read More | Posted Apr 26, 2017
87% Their Finest (2017) There's plenty of sweetness, satire and insight inside - and a gentle yet clear rallying cry against sexism as well.‐ Concrete Playground
Read More | Posted Apr 25, 2017
79% Personal Shopper (2017) A ghost film haunted several times over, and haunting in just as many ways.‐ Concrete Playground
Read More | Posted Apr 23, 2017
90% Raw (2017) Absolutely vital viewing... you're going to want to consume every last morsel of Ducournau's film. ‐ Concrete Playground
Read More | Posted Apr 23, 2017
76% Berlin Syndrome (2017) A murky, confronting trip.‐ Concrete Playground
Read More | Posted Apr 23, 2017
92% Certain Women (2016) Every masterfully-composed frame seethes with thoughts left unspoken but sentiments still made plain.‐ Concrete Playground
Read More | Posted Apr 23, 2017
4.5/5 92% Certain Women (2016) An intimate, expressive psychological exercise in examining the ebbs and flows of life on both a micro and macro level.‐ ArtsHub
Read More | Posted Apr 23, 2017
83% Denial (2016) Makes for fascinating viewing.‐ Concrete Playground
Read More | Posted Apr 18, 2017
4/5 90% Frantz (2017) Both the story and the visuals have the air of having been conjured into existence in precise strokes, each more exacting than the last. ‐ ArtsHub
Read More | Posted Apr 12, 2017