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Sarah Ward

Sarah Ward
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
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
90% 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
67% 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
91% 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
93% Dunkirk (2017) An astonishing feat of storytelling, aesthetics and emotion, one from which you will not be able to look away.‐ Concrete Playground
Read More | Posted Jul 30, 2017
No Score Yet After Louie (2017) While After Louie might not always approach its content in a subtle way, the film's passion, insights and feeling frequently hit home regardless.‐ Screen International
Read More | Posted Jul 26, 2017
4/5 93% Dunkirk (2017) A vivid symphony of visceral experiences.‐ ArtsHub
Read More | Posted Jul 20, 2017
85% The Untamed (La región salvaje) (2017) Nothing about it agrees to fit neatly within established boundaries.‐ Goethe-Institute Australien Magazine
Read More | Posted Jul 20, 2017
42% In the Fade (Aus dem Nichts) (2017) [Diane Kruger] turns in one of the finest performances of her career.‐ Goethe-Institute Australien Magazine
Read More | Posted Jul 20, 2017
82% Risk (2017) An intriguing risk reaching for but never quite grasping the rewards it seeks, just like everything it captures‐ Goethe-Institute Australien Magazine
Read More | Posted Jul 20, 2017
65% Happy End (2017) It's easy to feel as though Haneke is retracing his own footsteps, and he is, but he's doing so with purpose and self-awareness.‐ Goethe-Institute Australien Magazine
Read More | Posted Jul 20, 2017
88% Austerlitz (2016) To watch his film is to simply watch people walk in the footsteps of atrocity and wear their natural, instantaneous unguarded responses. ‐ Goethe-Institute Australien Magazine
Read More | Posted Jul 20, 2017
64% Axolotl Overkill (2017) Striking in its candour... it takes confidence to bring such a self-assured package together.‐ Goethe-Institute Australien Magazine
Read More | Posted Jul 20, 2017
94% Lore (2013) The portrait that emerges proves, above all else, one of resilience and adaptability.‐ Goethe-Institute Australien Magazine
Read More | Posted Jul 20, 2017
40% The Young Karl Marx (Le jeune Karl Marx) (2017) Another of Peck's meaty, weighty and stirring showcases of talk, language, theories and concepts designed to express opposition, mobilise change and make a difference.‐ Goethe-Institute Australien Magazine
Read More | Posted Jul 20, 2017
98% I Am Not Your Negro (2017) The angriest, most important lesson audiences will ever hear.‐ Goethe-Institute Australien Magazine
Read More | Posted Jul 20, 2017
82% Casting JonBenét (2017) The factual combines with the first steps towards fictionalisation to create something new, and something arguably all the more powerful than a feature about JonBenet Ramsay made in either mode.‐ Goethe-Institute Australien Magazine
Read More | Posted Jul 20, 2017
100% Call Me by Your Name (2017) Viewers don't just witness a 17-year-old boy become infatuated, nor understand it; they feel as though they're in the exact same situation themselves. ‐ Goethe-Institute Australien Magazine
Read More | Posted Jul 20, 2017
63% Return to Montauk (2017) Brought to life in the furrowed brows and yearning gazes of the movie's soulful lead performances.‐ Goethe-Institute Australien Magazine
Read More | Posted Jul 20, 2017
No Score Yet The Bar (El bar) (2017) The part black comedy, part tense thriller observes human interaction at its most primal and survival-oriented. ‐ Goethe-Institute Australien Magazine
Read More | Posted Jul 20, 2017
50% Barrage (2017) [Here] a glint in the eye can say so much, both about who a person is, and who they want to be. ‐ Goethe-Institute Australien Magazine
Read More | Posted Jul 20, 2017
91% On the Beach at Night Alone (Bamui haebyun-eoseo honja) (2017) Beneath the recognisably familiarity of [Hong's] many trademarks lurks a portrait of lust, love and longing. ‐ Goethe-Institute Australien Magazine
Read More | Posted Jul 20, 2017
74% Berlin Syndrome (2017) Everything from the cinematography to the film's rhythmic editing to its pitch-perfect sounds fall into synch with Palmer's portrayal.‐ Goethe-Institute Australien Magazine
Read More | Posted Jul 20, 2017
20% Wild Mouse (Wilde Maus) (2017) Writer, director and star Hader ensures his portrait of a man in disarray is haunted by the paths both taken and ignored.‐ Goethe-Institute Australien Magazine
Read More | Posted Jul 20, 2017
70% Golden Exits (2017) Makes even the clumsiest encounters, of which there's many, seem naturalistic‐ Goethe-Institute Australien Magazine
Read More | Posted Jul 20, 2017
70% Django (2017) Offers a powerful contrast between horror and artistry.‐ Goethe-Institute Australien Magazine
Read More | Posted Jul 20, 2017
No Score Yet Chauka, Please tell us the time (2017) Poetic in its depiction of the banality of detainment while offering an impassioned polemic on a punitive regime.‐ Concrete Playground
Read More | Posted Jul 20, 2017
100% Chocolat (2016) Rightfully sombre in its contemplation of how its title character was treated, and yet absolutely jubilant in depicting him do what he did best. ‐ Concrete Playground
Read More | Posted Jul 19, 2017
45% Paris Can Wait (Bonjour Anne) (2017) Tripping over cliches causes the leisurely romantic drama to stumble.‐ Concrete Playground
Read More | Posted Jul 19, 2017
78% The Beguiled (2017) A smart, savvy exploration of lust and power in the long-running battle of the sexes. ‐ Concrete Playground
Read More | Posted Jul 19, 2017
94% Baby Driver (2017) The movie equivalent of a disposable toe-tapping pop song: mostly pumping, thumping fun, but it just can't play on forever.‐ Concrete Playground
Read More | Posted Jul 19, 2017
2.5/5 100% Chicken People (2016) There's much to be said for finding the right stories and subjects, even when they're served up in obvious packaging. ‐ ArtsHub
Read More | Posted Jul 19, 2017
88% It Comes At Night (2017) With claustrophobic cinematography and an ominous score, It Comes at Night seethes with intimacy - not of the warm and friendly variety, but foreboding, unnerving and ruthless. ‐ Concrete Playground
Read More | Posted Jul 12, 2017
3.5/5 92% Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017) A superhero movie viewers will want to spend more time with, but not because it's a superhero movie.‐ ArtsHub
Read More | Posted Jul 6, 2017
88% Lady Macbeth (2017) A stunning character study, an unnerving portrait of the female experience in the 19th century, and a tense psychodrama.‐ Concrete Playground
Read More | Posted Jul 6, 2017
17% The House (2017) No one wins big in this decidedly unfunny comedy.‐ Concrete Playground
Read More | Posted Jul 4, 2017
78% Brigsby Bear (2017) Rarely has a movie been so endearingly earnest without ever overplaying its hand.‐ Concrete Playground
Read More | Posted Jul 4, 2017
88% Austerlitz (2016) Prepare to draw plenty of conclusions about and insights into human nature from their ordinary exploits, including many that you won't expect.‐ Concrete Playground
Read More | Posted Jul 4, 2017
71% The Square (2017) Everything about the society surrounding contemporary art galleries comes under the microscope in what proves a dense and disarming effort. ‐ Concrete Playground
Read More | Posted Jul 4, 2017
90% Good Time (2017) The fast-paced flick mightn't offer a good time for Pattinson's character, but it's a mighty good time for audiences. ‐ Concrete Playground
Read More | Posted Jul 4, 2017
50% The Promise (2017) Such an awful chapter of history doesn't need to be packaged as a grand romance to evoke an emotional reaction.‐ Concrete Playground
Read More | Posted Jul 4, 2017
64% Detour (2017) A loving attempt to tackle a familiar genre, the film does everything it can to speed into new territory. Alas, it gets lost along the way.‐ Concrete Playground
Read More | Posted Jul 4, 2017
98% Kedi (2017) It wears its affection on its sleeves - or, perhaps its collar - but pairs that obvious love with thoughtful insights.‐ Concrete Playground
Read More | Posted Jul 4, 2017
100% Bad Genius (2017) With class inequalities, academic pressures and institutionalised corruption among its multiple-choice roster of deeper insights, this slick, shrewd film more than earns a passing grade.‐ Screen International
Read More | Posted Jul 4, 2017
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