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Stephen Romei

Stephen Romei
Stephen Romei's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): The Australian

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
88% Mary and The Witch's Flower (2018) The story is full of surprises and twists. It's also a sound reminder that this world includes some things that can never be harnessed.‐ The Australian
Read More | Posted Jan 19, 2018
57% The Commuter (2018) Michael is ahead of this viewer when it comes to working out which passenger is the target, which is how it should be. Some of the action is heart-racing. ‐ The Australian
Read More | Posted Jan 19, 2018
3.5/5 76% Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle (2017) Beneath the action-packed game is another story, one about kids learning to come to terms with who they are and to value the differences in others. So there is educational value in this holiday film. ‐ The Australian
Read More | Posted Jan 5, 2018
3/5 97% Coco (2017) While the animation is Pixar perfect, I don't think the story grips the viewer.‐ The Australian
Read More | Posted Jan 5, 2018
4/5 54% The Greatest Showman (2017) As I've noted, a lot of capital-N names helped make this film. But the director, the bloke who wore a beanie to the red carpet premiere in Sydney, deserves our admiration. He is the showman who, like Barnum, has his name above the door.‐ The Australian
Read More | Posted Dec 29, 2017
3/5 70% Ferdinand (2017) Cena is excellent as a kind and gentle big boy who doesn't know his own strength.‐ The Australian
Read More | Posted Dec 22, 2017
3.5/5 100% Paddington 2 (2018) A wonderful film for the young and the young-at-heart.‐ The Australian
Read More | Posted Dec 22, 2017
3.5/5 98% In This Corner of the World (Kono sekai no katasumi ni) (2017) This is not an animated movie for young children. There will be loads of those in the next few weeks as the school holidays kick in. But In This Corner of the World is remarkable.‐ The Australian
Read More | Posted Dec 15, 2017
3.5/5 90% Star Wars: The Last Jedi (2017) Star Wars: The Last Jedi is a spirited continuation - sometimes spectacular, often humorous - of the never-ending space saga.‐ The Australian
Read More | Posted Dec 15, 2017
2/5 63% Shot Caller (2017) As the plot develops it does lose momentum a bit and at times verges on cliche. ‐ The Australian
Read More | Posted Dec 8, 2017
3/5 78% Sweet Virginia (2017) [Sweet Virginia] is a high-quality physical and psychological thriller.‐ The Australian
Read More | Posted Dec 8, 2017
3/5 33% The Secret Scripture (2017) This is a honourable film that has hits and misses. Watch it for the performances, particularly Redgrave's. Its most telling line is this: Bravery in the face of the enemy‐ The Australian
Read More | Posted Dec 8, 2017
3.5/5 80% The Man Who Invented Christmas (2017) The Man Who Invented Christmas, however, is a festive treat, in no small part because it's not about Christmas. It's about one of the most famous authors we know and how he overcame the writer's block equivalent of Santa being stuck in the chimney.‐ The Australian
Read More | Posted Dec 1, 2017
4/5 98% Lucky (2017) This is a movie I will see again soon.‐ The Australian
Read More | Posted Nov 17, 2017
3/5 40% Justice League (2017) The action is exciting at times but the outcomes are predictable. Indeed, this often has the feel of a set-up movie, one made to kick off a series.‐ The Australian
Read More | Posted Nov 17, 2017
2.5/5 54% Jungle (2017) This is a solid movie about man versus nature. ‐ The Australian
Read More | Posted Nov 3, 2017
4/5 92% Thor: Ragnarok (2017) This leading-man humour is a large part of what makes Thor: Ragnarok just about the funniest superhero movie I have seen.‐ The Australian
Read More | Posted Nov 3, 2017
3.5/5 32% Home Again (2017) That's the lasting impression this movie left on me: there are good people in the world; ordinary good people, not superheroes. ‐ The Australian
Read More | Posted Oct 20, 2017
2/5 41% The Mountain Between Us (2017) Winslet and Elba are easy actors to watch and the landscape shots are beautiful, but this movie is just silly.‐ The Australian
Read More | Posted Oct 19, 2017
3.5/5 80% Tom of Finland (2017) We all think about which films we should see from the current crop. Tom of Finland is perhaps an unusual choice but it's one I'm pleased to have seen.‐ The Australian
Read More | Posted Oct 19, 2017
1/5 51% Kingsman: The Golden Circle (2017) The only redemption is seeing Elton John as Poppy's piano-bashing, singing, F-word-dropping hostage, but even he becomes tiresome before too long. If there's a Kingsman 3, I'll defect to Statesmen. At least they have whisky.‐ The Australian
Read More | Posted Oct 6, 2017
2/5 5% Flatliners (2017) Flatliners, the remake, is a good example of how the gene pool doesn't necessarily become stronger with time.‐ The Australian
Read More | Posted Oct 6, 2017
100% The Go-Betweens: Right Here (2017) This beautifully shot, thoughtful documentary has sent me to listen to the Go-Betweens and their contemporaries.‐ The Australian
Read More | Posted Sep 29, 2017
4/5 98% I Am Not Your Negro (2017) This is a must-see movie.‐ The Australian
Read More | Posted Sep 22, 2017
3.5/5 83% That's Not Me (2017) This is a clever, funny, perceptive movie that pokes its nose into the bizarre business of filmmaking, and the sometimes wacky world of sibling rivalry.‐ The Australian
Read More | Posted Sep 15, 2017
3/5 No Score Yet Namatjira Project (2017) Full of nerves, laughs and love.‐ The Australian
Read More | Posted Sep 15, 2017
3.5/5 85% It (2017) I liked It a lot. Its aftermath is so busy in my mind, that I'm tempted to award it four stars just for that. But based on what is on the screen I'll stick with 3 1/2. ‐ The Australian
Read More | Posted Sep 8, 2017
3/5 55% 47 Meters Down (2017) It's not a great film but, once the preliminary scenes on terra firma are over and we descend to a place we don't belong, it delivers an hour or so of sustained physical and psychological terror.‐ The Australian
Read More | Posted Sep 1, 2017
3/5 16% The Dark Tower (2017) The path to Elba and McConaughey's inevitable showdown is slick and fun to watch.‐ The Australian
Read More | Posted Aug 25, 2017
3.5/5 76% Killing Ground (2017) This horror-thriller set in a national park is one of the more brutal films I have seen. ‐ The Australian
Read More | Posted Aug 25, 2017
3.5/5 79% An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth To Power (2017) Gore's new position is the subtitle to this film: today, he thinks, it's even more important to speak truth to power.‐ The Australian
Read More | Posted Aug 11, 2017
3.5/5 49% Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets (2017) Besson loves messing around with time and space.‐ The Australian
Read More | Posted Aug 11, 2017
2.5/5 73% Kiki, Love to Love (Kiki, el amor se hace) (2016) While Kiki is an interesting movie the humour in the main didn't work for me.‐ The Australian
Read More | Posted Aug 4, 2017
3.5/5 77% Atomic Blonde (2017) The fight scenes are gripping because they look real. It's not the stylistic biff and bash of a superhero film but up-close bareknuckled brawling.‐ The Australian
Read More | Posted Aug 4, 2017
4/5 93% War for the Planet of the Apes (2017) This is an action adventure so viewers will expect a climactic confrontation between the two main characters, Caesar and The Colonel. It does come, but it is nothing like what we have come to expect from superhero films, and is outstanding as a result.‐ The Australian
Read More | Posted Jul 28, 2017
5/5 92% Dunkirk (2017) A war film that is not a war film and yet will immediately enter the ranks of the best war films made so far.‐ The Australian
Read More | Posted Jul 21, 2017
3.5/5 92% Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017) This is a charming, funny, coming-of-age story about a 15-year-old, Peter Parker, who has more power than he can handle and at the same time is frustrated that he can't show it off.‐ The Australian
Read More | Posted Jul 14, 2017
3/5 8% The Black Prince (2017) If you don't know much about Singh (as I didn't), you can follow this like a historical thriller. It is a carefully made film, sometimes to the point of slowness in plot development and over-explanation in dialogue.‐ The Australian
Read More | Posted Jul 14, 2017
2/5 18% The House (2017) I laughed a few times. But the up-close moments, the Ferrell and Poehler non-repartee and barely physical comedy, are embarrassing.‐ The Australian
Read More | Posted Jul 14, 2017
4/5 100% Chicken People (2016) As Alfred Hitchcock understood, birds are from a different planet. This light-hearted, warm-hearted documentary shows them in all their glory.‐ The Australian
Read More | Posted Jun 30, 2017
2.5/5 20% Diary Of A Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul (2017) All in all, it's harmless fun.‐ The Australian
Read More | Posted Jun 23, 2017
3.5/5 60% Despicable Me 3 (2017) I have been a fan of Despicable Me from the outset and this third outing, directed by Pierre Coffin and Kyle Balda, doesn't let the side down.‐ The Australian
Read More | Posted Jun 23, 2017
3/5 77% McLaren (2016) McLaren is a fine documentary made by Ballarat-born NZ filmmaker Roger Donaldson.‐ The Australian
Read More | Posted Jun 16, 2017
3.5/5 87% Whitney: Can I Be Me (2017) I admit I didn't know much about Whitney Houston before seeing this documentary. I found it fascinating and unsettling.‐ The Australian
Read More | Posted Jun 16, 2017
3/5 45% Rough Night (2017) By and large Aniello and the cast pull it off, with dramatic twists and amusing side stories.‐ The Australian
Read More | Posted Jun 16, 2017
3.5/5 73% Ballerina (2016) It's exciting, beautiful to watch and ends in a manner that leaves hope for just about everyone.‐ The Australian
Read More | Posted Jun 13, 2017
2.5/5 16% The Mummy (2017) The Mummy is a solid start to a new series.‐ The Australian
Read More | Posted Jun 9, 2017
3/5 76% My Cousin Rachel (2017) Weisz is superb as a woman who wants to assert rights her gender did not yet have, such as control over money.‐ The Australian
Read More | Posted Jun 9, 2017
3.5/5 18% Baywatch (2017) Baywatch is a rare movie in one sense: it starts with a good plan, to spoof the 1980s and 90s television series on which it is based, and sticks to it.‐ The Australian
Read More | Posted Jun 2, 2017
1.5/5 92% Wonder Woman (2017) It's disappointing because Wonder Woman deserves better.‐ The Australian
Read More | Posted Jun 2, 2017