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Tom Augustine

Tom Augustine
Tom Augustine's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): New Zealand Herald, Birth.Movies.Death.

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
3.5/5 76% Don't Worry, He Won't Get Far on Foot (2018) Running out of steam in the middle and weighed down by a few too many subplots, Don't Worry nevertheless remains a genial, heartwarming experience showcasing some consistently surprising and chameleonic performers.‐ New Zealand Herald
Read More | Posted Oct 4, 2018
4/5 95% BlacKkKlansman (2018) BlackKklansman is a slapstick comedy, a blaxsploitation throwback and an incendiary Molotov cocktail thrown into the foray of the modern multiplex. The most urgent, clear-voiced and, arguably, best of the outspoken filmmaker's recent output‐ New Zealand Herald
Read More | Posted Aug 16, 2018
4/5 75% Holiday (2018) Posing thorny questions that confront ideas of complicity and masochism... This one sticks with you.‐ New Zealand Herald
Read More | Posted Aug 6, 2018
3/5 91% Transit (2019) Evoking Casablanca, this tragic romance is gorgeous to look at and often thrilling, its central gimmick of telling a historical story in the modern day paying off surprisingly well.‐ New Zealand Herald
Read More | Posted Aug 6, 2018
4.5/5 80% Island of the Hungry Ghosts (2018) Poetic and impressionistic, this is urgent, angry filmmaking that reaches for something transcendent in its exploration of the conflict between precarious, precious nature and deeply human evil.‐ New Zealand Herald
Read More | Posted Aug 6, 2018
3.5/5 83% Woman at War (Kona fer í stríð) (2018) Frequently hilarious, the film commendably never loses sight of what is at stake, hammered home in an arresting final image.‐ New Zealand Herald
Read More | Posted Aug 6, 2018
4.5/5 96% Zama (2018) This gently surreal, impossibly lush existential nightmare is almost punishingly languorous, but the rewards are many for those who vibe with its peculiar rhythms.‐ New Zealand Herald
Read More | Posted Aug 6, 2018
3/5 94% Mandy (2018) The man who never turns down an opportunity to be a total madman, Cage is totally bonkers here in the best possible way - a psychologically imbalanced anchor in a cosmically nightmarish world.‐ New Zealand Herald
Read More | Posted Aug 2, 2018
3/5 92% Burning (Beoning) (2018) Undeniably gorgeous, strewn with sequences of pure cinematic verve... The film's sweltering tension and commitment to its lack of easy answers is commendable, but less so is its treatment of women.‐ New Zealand Herald
Read More | Posted Aug 2, 2018
4/5 97% Ex Libris: New York Public Library (2017) Feels vibrantly alive and vital throughout; quietly political in the way it champions intellectualism and public institutions, Ex Libris is anything but boring.‐ New Zealand Herald
Read More | Posted Jul 30, 2018
4/5 100% Ash Is Purest White (2019) Occasionally dream-like and frequently transcendent, the film brilliantly portrays an ever-evolving Chinese landscape struggling with the many changes of the 21st century.‐ New Zealand Herald
Read More | Posted Jul 30, 2018
4/5 93% 3 Faces (2018) More concerned with mood than plot, the observational film carries impassioned feminist undertones.‐ New Zealand Herald
Read More | Posted Jul 30, 2018
3/5 87% Madeline's Madeline (2018) Questions of cultural and personal appropriation and mental health are explored with care, occasionally drowned out by the many cinematic flourishes the director drenches us in.‐ New Zealand Herald
Read More | Posted Jul 30, 2018
4/5 89% Skate Kitchen (2018) As a snapshot of the way young people converge and interact, it is a fascinating, funny, warm experience, capturing the varied complexities of its young women in bold colours.‐ New Zealand Herald
Read More | Posted Jul 30, 2018
4/5 95% Custody (Jusqu'à la garde) (2018) Unbearably tense throughout.‐ New Zealand Herald
Read More | Posted Jul 30, 2018
5/5 88% You Were Never Really Here (2018) A psychologically rich dreamscape of alarming violence and latent human pain‐ New Zealand Herald
Read More | Posted Jul 30, 2018
5/5 98% Shoplifters (Manbiki kazoku) (2018) Where Shoplifters ultimately goes is at once unexpected and inevitable, arriving at a startling, powerful conclusion that is carried on the back of one of the strongest screen ensembles in years. ‐ New Zealand Herald
Read More | Posted Jul 24, 2018
No Score Yet Māui's Hook (2018) This is not easy viewing - nor should it be - and it is commendable that Māui's Hook faces these sensitive subjects with remarkable openness and grace.‐ New Zealand Herald
Read More | Posted Jul 19, 2018
5/5 No Score Yet Stray (2018) It is an iceberg of a film - what appears above the surface barely scratches at the behemoth of emotion lurking within. ‐ New Zealand Herald
Read More | Posted Jul 19, 2018
4/5 60% Yellow is Forbidden (2018) The amount of eye candy on display throughout the film borders on excessive but what allows the film to retain its interest and power is the charisma and story of its subject.‐ New Zealand Herald
Read More | Posted Jul 19, 2018
3/5 40% Mary Shelley (2018) When it stops the narrative in its tracks and attempts to dig into what made Shelley so brilliant, Mary Shelley occasionally snatches at moments of brilliance itself.‐ New Zealand Herald
Read More | Posted Jul 5, 2018
4/5 83% Blockers (2018) By giving the parents and the kids equal weight in the story, what could be a bog-standard sex comedy turns into something that could be legitimately moving for some audiences.‐ New Zealand Herald
Read More | Posted Jun 6, 2018
2/5 39% Anon (2018) While the film's central concept is, if hardly groundbreaking, at least somewhat compelling, [director Andrew] Niccol is so determined to evoke noir in his storytelling that any twists and turns can be seen from miles away.‐ New Zealand Herald
Read More | Posted Jun 6, 2018
3.5/5 83% Game Night (2018) Game Night is hardly a game-changer but - with the help of a spirited cast and some inspired sequences - is elevated from pedestrian material into a perfect Friday night popcorn movie.‐ New Zealand Herald
Read More | Posted Jun 6, 2018
3.5/5 95% A Quiet Place (2018) Stripped down to its barest elements and just barely scraping by the 90-minute mark, it's devilish in its simplicity.‐ New Zealand Herald
Read More | Posted Jun 6, 2018
1/5 17% Death Wish (2018) Aimed squarely at drunk uncles and alt-right fanboys across America, Death Wish is a film with truly toxic understandings of masculinity, justice and gun rights in America.‐ New Zealand Herald
Read More | Posted Jun 6, 2018
4.5/5 99% Faces Places (Visages, villages) (2017) A highly personal document, the film is at once a playful exploration of the weird and wonderful shades that can be found in any person, and a profound meditation on the way societies evolve and change.‐ New Zealand Herald
Read More | Posted Jun 6, 2018
3.5/5 68% Ocean's 8 (2018) The cast has crackling chemistry, and bounce off each other with that same sense of fun Clooney, Brad Pitt, Matt Damon and Julia Roberts had back in the day.‐ New Zealand Herald
Read More | Posted Jun 5, 2018
60% 6 Days (2017) It is an 'it-takes-a-village' approach that regrettably strands a talented multi-national cast in stock-standard characters begging for a little more thread to work with.‐ Birth.Movies.Death.
Read More | Posted Aug 15, 2017