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Steve Newall

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
4/5 96% Three Identical Strangers (2018) Gives way to shocking revelations that will prompt disbelief and a desire to discuss the film's subject matter in detail after the credits roll.‐
Read More | Posted Nov 27, 2018
3/5 75% May the Devil Take You (Sebelum iblis menjemput) (2018) Tjahjanto has delivered a body count that's a mere fraction of The Night Comes For Us yet still manages plenty of blood-soaked, broken-limbed moments...‐
Read More | Posted Nov 21, 2018
4/5 100% Shirkers (2018) A fascinating blend of autobiography, cinema history and mystery. ‐
Read More | Posted Nov 21, 2018
4/5 92% Kusama: Infinity (2018) It's a gripping story, one that you are already aware will have a redemptive arc, but not without extreme tragedy along the way. ‐
Read More | Posted Nov 19, 2018
2/5 85% A Simple Favor (2018) Stuck somewhere between straight thriller, comic tale and over-the-top schlockfest...‐
Read More | Posted Sep 12, 2018
3/5 33% The Predator (2018) This is a film that feels like it has made the mistake of attempting to give its audience everything it could possibly want, but the good news is that the ensuing messiness still has plenty to enjoy. ‐
Read More | Posted Sep 11, 2018
3/5 49% The Spy Who Dumped Me (2018) Elevated beyond the usual condescending fare to be a genuinely fun and funny watch.‐
Read More | Posted Aug 27, 2018
4/5 88% Ant-Man and the Wasp (2018) Over the two-hour run time it never gets dull to see objects shrink or grow in visually impressive perspective shifts and absurdly comic moments...‐
Read More | Posted Jul 3, 2018
2/5 56% Tag (2018) The overcooked script bears all the fingerprints of too many rewrites...‐
Read More | Posted Jun 13, 2018
3/5 82% Chappaquiddick (2018) Successfully [shows] the awful lengths individuals and the ruling class will go to in order to preserve power...‐
Read More | Posted May 9, 2018
3/5 86% Tully (2018) A grounded, sympathetic and often grimly comic portrayal of motherhood. ‐
Read More | Posted May 9, 2018
2/5 89% Isle of Dogs (2018) Even admiring, and often adoring, the craftsmanship on display couldn't overcome its meandering, surprisingly even managing to bore despite the plethora of interesting ideas at play.‐
Read More | Posted May 1, 2018
4/5 84% Avengers: Infinity War (2018) Infinity War certainly isn't totally perfect, but it's a damn fun time that rises to its challenge.‐
Read More | Posted Apr 25, 2018
4/5 95% Sweet Country (2018) Gorgeously shot and patiently paced, the tension and drama is punctuated by moments of humour and grace, all soundtracked by the sounds of the native environment rather than a traditional cinematic score.‐
Read More | Posted Apr 11, 2018
4/5 88% Annihilation (2018) Highly recommended viewing, a patient puzzler that invites comparisons to Solaris and Arrival in how it sees the deeply personal collide with the incomprehensible.‐
Read More | Posted Mar 13, 2018
4/5 89% I, Tonya (2018) Even if you know what's coming in I, Tonya, this energetic biopic on disgraced Olympian figure skater Tonya Harding still packs surprises.‐
Read More | Posted Jan 24, 2018
3/5 43% Maze Runner: The Death Cure (2018) Should satisfy franchise fans, if not doing much more...‐
Read More | Posted Jan 18, 2018
3/5 88% The Post (2018) A watchable, if not enthralling, account of important events, and some notions that are perhaps more important today than they even were forty-something years ago.‐
Read More | Posted Jan 9, 2018
4/5 91% The Disaster Artist (2017) The Disaster Artist proves to be a hilarious and heartfelt tale of ambition, friendship, and the imponderable mind of creative force Tommy Wiseau, played here in astonishingly believable fashion by director James Franco.‐
Read More | Posted Nov 28, 2017
4/5 81% Brigsby Bear (2017) Brimming with humour and heart, innocent without being naive, and celebrating the joy of creativity...‐
Read More | Posted Oct 30, 2017
2/5 4% Flatliners (2017) Light on thrills, chemistry, or frights, Flatliners squanders a fun concept...‐
Read More | Posted Sep 28, 2017
3/5 98% Kedi (2017) Easy-going in mood and pacing, Kedi patiently follows a variety of felines through their routines, seemingly living very charmed lives in a city that prides itself on taking care of its cats. ‐
Read More | Posted Sep 21, 2017
3/5 52% Kingsman: The Golden Circle (2017) It may stumble but never entirely loses its footing. ‐
Read More | Posted Sep 20, 2017
3/5 35% American Assassin (2017) Considering how generic this slice of vaguely xenophobic counter-terror wish-fulfillment is, it comes as a surprise how bloody American Assassin turns out to be. ‐
Read More | Posted Sep 13, 2017
4/5 85% It (2017) 'It' quickly proves unafraid of inflicting gore on innocent kids and boasts a freaking terrifying Pennywise thanks to Bill Skarsgård...‐
Read More | Posted Sep 6, 2017
1/5 16% The Dark Tower (2017) Reduced to a generic cartoon team-up mystic dimension-hopping action movie that barely functions...‐
Read More | Posted Aug 17, 2017
2/5 48% Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets (2017) Disappointingly, Valerian falls into the trap of constantly trying to dazzle with CGI spectacle, the bombardment of information quickly becoming a mind-numbing chore to look at in 3D. ‐
Read More | Posted Aug 10, 2017
4/5 98% The Big Sick (2017) A refreshingly entertaining film with a hell of a lot of heart.‐
Read More | Posted Aug 3, 2017
5/5 92% Dunkirk (2017) From the get-go Dunkirk is a relentlessly tense affair...‐
Read More | Posted Jul 20, 2017
3/5 77% McLaren (2016) McLaren stands as more a celebration than sombre eulogy ... and should hold differing types of appeal to various generations. ‐ New Zealand Herald
Read More | Posted Jun 2, 2017
4/5 80% Colossal (2017) Audiences would be missing out on something really special here if they overlook the emotional punch Colossal packs out...‐
Read More | Posted Apr 27, 2017
3/5 43% Ghost in the Shell (2017) Only has surface-level entertainment to offer. It's some surface to behold though...‐
Read More | Posted Mar 29, 2017
4/5 79% T2 Trainspotting (2017) Veering from the outrageous, hilarious, moments you'd expect to genuine bouts of melancholy, T2 is a bloody good film in its own right. ‐
Read More | Posted Feb 23, 2017
3/5 80% Patriots Day (2017) Berg shows respect for the Tsarnaevs' victims, while demonstrating his knack for the chaos of urban carnage and combat.‐
Read More | Posted Feb 2, 2017
2/5 35% Live By Night (2017) Overlong, overly familiar in places and achingly, misguidedly, earnest in others...‐
Read More | Posted Jan 26, 2017
3/5 84% Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (2016) Sadly, that Felicity Jones isn't a standout as Rogue One's lead speaks to how more effort seems to have been spent on fan service than character development...‐
Read More | Posted Dec 15, 2016
2/5 41% Office Christmas Party (2016) You'd be correct to go into this film with low expectations. They'll eventually be met...‐
Read More | Posted Dec 8, 2016
4/5 88% I Am Thor (2015) Mostly feelgood tale that's an even more absurd Anvil: The Story of Anvil - but with muscles. And arguably even more compelling bandmates...‐
Read More | Posted Nov 16, 2016
4/5 51% The Accountant (2016) Violent fun, punctuated by laugh out loud moments and unexpectedly strong drama. ‐
Read More | Posted Nov 3, 2016
4/5 89% Doctor Strange (2016) Doctor Strange boasts the most mind-bending visual effects I've ever seen...‐
Read More | Posted Oct 27, 2016
4/5 83% Oasis: Supersonic (2016) A reminder of why [Oasis] got so much bloody attention in the first place.‐
Read More | Posted Oct 13, 2016
3/5 88% My Scientology Movie (2017) You'll be beside yourself with a mix of laughter and incredulity.‐
Read More | Posted Oct 13, 2016
4/5 98% The Babadook (2014) Jennifer Kent's debut is an assured chiller that successfully piles on the dread, thanks to great casting and the creepy-as-all-hell character of the title.‐
Read More | Posted Oct 5, 2016
3/5 64% Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children (2016) Yes, Hollywood seems to be searching for a new Harry Potter franchise...‐
Read More | Posted Sep 29, 2016
4/5 88% Pete's Dragon (2016) A rare delight in how it respects the intelligence of its audience while still offering up lump-in-the-throat emotional beats in service of a welcomely straightforward story.‐
Read More | Posted Sep 15, 2016
3/5 96% The Beatles: Eight Days a Week - The Touring Years (2016) Bolstered by news and home movie footage, you get a sense of how out-of-control the Beatles' touring life was...‐
Read More | Posted Sep 15, 2016
4/5 100% Tunnel (Teoneol) (2016) Simultaneously smart and populist viewing, and a great example of the genre.‐
Read More | Posted Sep 1, 2016
2/5 71% Chasing Great (2018) Can't rise above feeling like a current affairs profile piece with great production values and access.‐
Read More | Posted Sep 1, 2016
3/5 58% Bad Moms (2016) Generally successful at earning audience laughs as it negotiates the terrain of being an averagely ok comedy you're likely to have forgotten before leaving the carpark.‐
Read More | Posted Aug 25, 2016
4/5 54% Jason Bourne (2016) While Greengrass can't resist shaking the camera too much, he's staged some impressive, tense, set-pieces that demand to be seen on the big screen.‐
Read More | Posted Jul 28, 2016