Stephanie Bunbury

Stephanie Bunbury
Stephanie Bunbury's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer® when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): The Age (Australia)

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
100% Twilight's Kiss (Suk Suk) (2021) Ray Yeung's film is tender with its old bodies and wistful without being indulgent, notwithstanding its score of sappy Chinese shopping centre love songs. - The Age (Australia) EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 19, 2020
92% Kill It and Leave This Town (Zabij to i wyjedz z tego miasta) (2020) This is Wilczynski's genius: to comprehend the limitless malleability of animated images and then let it rip. - The Age (Australia) EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 14, 2020
82% Lara (2019) Corinna Harfouch gives an extraordinary, minutely controlled performance as Lara. - The Age (Australia) EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 14, 2020
100% The Metamorphosis of Birds (A metamorfose dos pássaros) (2020) Alluring but obscure, Vasconcelos' film does not yield meaning easily; viewers must bring their sense of poetry. - The Age (Australia) EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 13, 2020
No Score Yet Paper Champions (2020) Geelong-based writer Luke Saliba has cited Kiwi maestro Taika Waititi as an inspiration and there is, in fact, something of the unabashed gaucherie of Waititi's early comedy Eagle vs Shark in this modest, home-baked comedy. - The Age (Australia) EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 11, 2020
No Score Yet Prayer For A Lost Mitten (Priére pour une Mitaine Perdue) (2020) Shot in velvety black and white with a looping jazz sax score, Lesage's film begins with scenes of a snow squall blitzing a municipal park; like those whirling flakes, it is light, soft and wafting with poetic nostalgia. - The Age (Australia) EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 6, 2020
100% Songs of Repression (2020) The film's originality lies in its emphasis on the present; there is no archival footage or photographs of Schaefer, just these damaged, ageing people trying to make sense of it all and singing as if their lives depended on their perfect harmonies. - The Age (Australia) EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 6, 2020
85% DAU. Natasha (2020) Certainly runs close to the bone with its unsimulated sex scenes and endless, equally unsimulated drinking sessions. That said, Natalia Berezhnaya -- a market trader in real life -- is riveting as her namesake. - The Age (Australia) EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 6, 2020
93% The Killing of Two Lovers (2021) Agonized silences are interwoven with sharp dialogue and some surprising narrative twists. - The Age (Australia) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 31, 2020
88% Ema (2021) This is, among other things, a vivid musical. So what if the story ultimately stretches credibility? Larrain is not bothered about social realism; his film is more like one of the heroine's balls of flame, hurtling towards our comfort zones. - The Age (Australia) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 31, 2020
91% The Wild Goose Lake (Nan fang che zhan de ju hui) (2020) Diao is a master of both settings and set-pieces. Unfortunately, the characters and plot twists are much less compelling. - The Age (Australia) EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 2, 2019
83% The Whistlers (2020) Poromboiu has always been the funniest of the Romanian new wave directors, albeit with a bitter twist and deliberately rough delivery. Here, clearly revelling in the constraints of genre convention, he delivers pure entertainment. - The Age (Australia) EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 2, 2019
64% Matthias & Maxime (2019) Xavier Dolan shows a new restraint and romantic tenderness... He breathes fragrant life into a familiar story of unspoken longing. - The Age (Australia) EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 2, 2019
90% Capernaum (Capharnaüm) (2018) It's a tear-jerker, all right -- but then, it's hard to see how it could remain true to reality and be anything else. - The Age (Australia) EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 15, 2018
99% Ash Is Purest White (2019) Through all this, Jia is a keen observer, sympathetic to human passions but never nostalgic; the new China may be cold and acquisitive, but the old ways were rotten too. - The Age (Australia) EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 8, 2018
96% Birds of Passage (Pájaros de verano) (2019) An explosively imaginative riposte to the macho posturings of Narcos. - The Age (Australia) EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 8, 2018
97% Woman at War (Kona fer í stríð) (2019) With this mini-saga about a middle-aged choir mistress with a sideline in eco-terrorism, [Benedikt Erlingsson] has ventured into more traditional storytelling territory but retained a wacky sort of outsider humor. - The Age (Australia) EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 8, 2018
92% Nico, 1988 (2018) As a self-obsessed junkie, spectacularly failed mother and demanding diva, there should be nothing sympathetic about her, but Susanna Nicchiarelli's biopic effectively evokes the melancholy of missed greatness. - The Age (Australia) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 27, 2018
99% Shoplifters (Manbiki kazoku) (2018) This is Kore-eda at his most subtle, nuanced and morally inquiring. - The Age (Australia) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 27, 2018
81% Sunset Song (2016) As a saga, the film waxes and wanes, but Davies' feel for the painterly landscape and the exquisite construction of whatever is within his frame never wavers. - The Age (Australia) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 29, 2016