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Sarah Ward

Sarah Ward
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
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
No Score Yet 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
80% 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
No Score Yet 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
90% 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 89% 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 27% 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 90% 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
61% 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
24% 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 89% 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
3/5 66% The Fate of the Furious (2017) A reliable but never remarkable addition to the fold.‐ ArtsHub
Read More | Posted Apr 12, 2017
79% Colossal (2017) Come for the Godzilla-scale antics; stay for an insightful exploration of the destructive tendencies that lurk within us all, as well as an unexpected celebration of female empowerment.‐ Concrete Playground
Read More | Posted Apr 12, 2017
4/5 94% A Silent Voice (Koe no katachi) (2016) An emotionally detailed portrait of coming-of-age and the high school politics that go along with it, not to mention a universally relatable one.‐ ArtsHub
Read More | Posted Apr 10, 2017
1.5/5 16% CHIPS (2017) Something approaching 21 Jump Street meets Fast and Furious might've been the movie's ideal final destination, but it doesn't ever drive in the same lanes as either.‐ ArtsHub
Read More | Posted Apr 10, 2017
3/5 100% Dance Academy: The Movie (2017) What it lacks in surprises, it makes up for in poise, a standard coat of glossy-imaged polish, and an affable teen melodrama air.‐ ArtsHub
Read More | Posted Apr 10, 2017
3.5/5 100% Zach's Ceremony (2016) Personal, intimate and specific... also broad, urgent and vital, painting a portrait of what it means to be a young indigenous Australian.‐ ArtsHub
Read More | Posted Apr 10, 2017
91% Indivisible (Indivisibili) (2016) Indivisible peers and probes, offering a sensitive, insightful and sometimes even dream-like rumination on the cost of seeking and subverting normality.‐ Screen International
Read More | Posted Apr 7, 2017
3.5/5 45% Ghost in the Shell (2017) Proves lavish but not slavish... Ghost in the Shell's balance of old and new story elements achieves more than it might seem. ‐ ArtsHub
Read More | Posted Apr 2, 2017
88% Land of Mine (Under Sandet) (2017) Even when Land of Mine charts a predictable path, it remains gripping from start to finish.‐ Concrete Playground
Read More | Posted Apr 2, 2017
100% Clash (Eshtebak) (2016) It's impossible not to be immersed in the characters' harrowing ordeal, and to feel every bump, jump, fight and fear-filled moment.‐ Concrete Playground
Read More | Posted Mar 29, 2017
3/5 90% The Lego Batman Movie (2017) There are pleasures to be found within the zesty effort, though perhaps not quite enough required to sustain the feature's 104-minute running time. ‐ ArtsHub
Read More | Posted Mar 27, 2017
46% Saban's Power Rangers (2017) One day, making sure each movie is engaging on its own, rather than acting as filler for more to come, might become a priority again. Unfortunately, that's not the case here.‐ Concrete Playground
Read More | Posted Mar 27, 2017
3.5/5 68% Life (2017) Life finds a way to exist, engage and entertain in cinema's space realm.‐ ArtsHub
Read More | Posted Mar 26, 2017
71% Beauty and the Beast (2017) The expectedly impassioned Watson, suitably brooding Stevens and gloriously pompous Evans all help make this timeless tale seem equally nostalgic and new.‐ Concrete Playground
Read More | Posted Mar 26, 2017
3/5 No Score Yet The Odyssey (L'odyssée) (2016) Of paramount importance is The Odyssey's ability to capture the wonders of the sea and evoke the feeling that entranced Jacques, which it achieves handsomely and convincingly. ‐ ArtsHub
Read More | Posted Mar 26, 2017
2.5/5 92% The Eagle Huntress (2016) A rousing effort filled with inspiration, yet told in a thoroughly routine fashion.‐ ArtsHub
Read More | Posted Mar 22, 2017
42% A Cure For Wellness (2017) Plays like the kind of feverish dream you might have after marathoning all of your favourite spooky movies, with your brain trying to mash everything into one over-the-top package.‐ Concrete Playground
Read More | Posted Mar 21, 2017