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Tom Clift

Tom Clift
Tom Clift's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): FILMINK (Australia), Moviedex, Concrete Playground, Junkee, Movie Mezzanine

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
No Score Yet Chauka, Please tell us the time (2017) This simple but intensely confronting documentary offers an unprecedented look at the appalling conditions in Australia's refugee detention centre, and the day-to-day lives of the men our government has imprisoned there.‐ Junkee
Read More | Posted Jul 13, 2017
No Score Yet Spookers (2017) The film contrasts the heavy stuff with a healthy dose of deadpan Kiwi humour.‐ Junkee
Read More | Posted Jul 13, 2017
80% We Don't Need a Map (2017) An entertaining gonzo-style doco about the history and meaning of the southern hemisphere's most iconic constellation. ‐ Junkee
Read More | Posted Jun 30, 2017
78% The Beguiled (2017) [It's] isn't necessarily Coppola's best film... And yet, with deliciously pulpy sensibilities, a surprisingly wicked sense of humour, and a cast stacked with talented women at the tops of their game, it might just be her most squirmingly entertaining.‐ Junkee
Read More | Posted Jun 30, 2017
3.5/5 66% Free Fire (2017) Taking the glamour, if not the glee, out of violent big-screen gun battles, Free Fire draws more on slapstick comedies than it does Hollywood shoot 'em ups. ‐ Concrete Playground
Read More | Posted May 2, 2017
3.5/5 44% xXx: Return of Xander Cage (2017) While it's a stretch to call the film a reaction to a Trump presidency, his ascension makes the film's rebellious spirit and multicultural flavour that much more appealing.‐ Concrete Playground
Read More | Posted Jan 20, 2017
4.5/5 95% The Handmaiden (Ah-ga-ssi) (2016) A sexy, stylish, surprisingly intelligent thriller that demands to be seen at least twice.‐ Concrete Playground
Read More | Posted Oct 27, 2016
52% Demolition (2016) Demolition unfolds with all the narrative and intellectual nuance of a bulldozer being driven through a house. Which, incidentally, is something else we get to see happen in this terrible, terrible film.‐ Junkee
Read More | Posted Jun 24, 2016
86% Maggie's Plan (2016) With snappy dialogue aplenty, the work of the cast is paramount, and thankfully the whole team knocks it out of the park.‐ Junkee
Read More | Posted Jun 24, 2016
61% Down Under (2016) It's one of the savviest Australian comedies in years. Which isn't to say that it isn't also incredibly stupid, because it most definitely is. And that's the entire point.‐ Junkee
Read More | Posted Jun 23, 2016
4/5 90% Green Room (2016) Rarely has a film captured the terror of imminent bloodshed with this kind of frenzied, animalistic intensity.‐ Concrete Playground
Read More | Posted May 26, 2016
3.5/5 91% The Witch (2016) While the film's gnawing brand of terror may not be particularly immediate, its lingering effects are also far less easily dispelled.‐ Concrete Playground
Read More | Posted Mar 26, 2016
4/5 85% Hail, Caesar! (2016) A mystery, a farce, a treatise on religion and a sly interrogation of cinemas so-called golden age masquerading as the ultimate Hollywood love letter.‐ Concrete Playground
Read More | Posted Mar 4, 2016
4/5 84% Deadpool (2016) In an era of increasingly reluctant and angst-riddled crusaders, [Deadpool] makes being a superhero look fun.‐ Concrete Playground
Read More | Posted Feb 15, 2016
4/5 65% Nasty Baby (2015) Timely social satire of the most scathing and cynical kind.‐ Concrete Playground
Read More | Posted Feb 5, 2016
4/5 94% Room (2015) Despite its grim subject matter, Room never wallows in darkness, but instead stares defiantly into the light. ‐ Concrete Playground
Read More | Posted Feb 2, 2016
2/5 81% The Revenant (2015) Without characters to latch on to, or much in the way of deeper thematic content, the novelty of Inarritu's formal work eventually begins to wear off.‐ Concrete Playground
Read More | Posted Jan 13, 2016
4.5/5 96% Jafar Panahi's Taxi (2015) Mixes the meta elements of his recent output with the shrewd social commentary of his pre-arrest work, all buoyed by a cheekiness that makes it accessible to audiences beyond the arthouse.‐ Concrete Playground
Read More | Posted Dec 31, 2015
4/5 92% 99 Homes (2015) It is perhaps the most compelling film yet made about the global economic downturn and the everyday people whose lives it tore apart.‐ Concrete Playground
Read More | Posted Nov 26, 2015
4.5/5 41% Love (2015) See Love. See it in 3D. For the craft, and for the arguments you'll have with people once it's over.‐ Concrete Playground
Read More | Posted Oct 26, 2015
4.5/5 80% Macbeth (2015) One of the most cinematic Shakespeare adaptations ever put to screen...as compelling in its moments without dialogue as it is when the characters are speaking.‐ Concrete Playground
Read More | Posted Oct 5, 2015
4/5 97% Tangerine (2015) A loud, stylish, ultra high-energy romp...both uproariously funny and unexpectedly poignant.‐ Concrete Playground
Read More | Posted Sep 18, 2015
4/5 94% Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief (2015) If even half of what is alleged in [Going Clear] is true, then it's not just an incredible doco, but a first-rate horror movie as well.‐ Concrete Playground
Read More | Posted Jun 23, 2015
4.5/5 98% Inside Out (2015) Plenty of Pixar movies have the capacity to make people cry, but Inside Out is about *why* we cry.‐ Concrete Playground
Read More | Posted Jun 20, 2015
3.5/5 94% Spy (2015) For the most part the humour is fairly broad and sweary...still, as with Feig's previous films, the material is elevated considerably by the performances.‐ Concrete Playground
Read More | Posted May 24, 2015
4/5 95% Wild Tales (2015) One of the most deliriously savage black comedies to hit cinemas in years...as sharp as a corkscrew and every bit as twisted.‐ Concrete Playground
Read More | Posted May 18, 2015
3.5/5 92% Ex Machina (2015) An intriguing piece of understated science fiction.‐ Concrete Playground
Read More | Posted May 11, 2015
4/5 88% The Tribe (2015) A stark and strangely mesmerising take on contemporary silent cinema... for anyone interested in the language of filmmaking itself, The Tribe is a movie that demands to be seen‐ Concrete Playground
Read More | Posted Apr 28, 2015
3.5/5 100% Banksy Does New York (2014) How much you like the movie will largely depend on how much you like the art. For the record, we like it quite a bit.‐ Concrete Playground
Read More | Posted Apr 27, 2015
5/5 89% Mommy (2015) Dolan fully embraces his melodramatic tendencies...this is a gaudy, exuberant film, as messy as it is astounding.‐ FILMINK (Australia)
Read More | Posted Apr 7, 2015
3.5/5 80% Furious 7 (2015) Kind of like the Avengers, only more racially diverse, and marginally less bound by the laws of physics or common sense.‐ Concrete Playground
Read More | Posted Apr 1, 2015
2.5/5 96% '71 (2015) Never quite comes together as a compelling whole.‐ Concrete Playground
Read More | Posted Mar 22, 2015
4/5 65% That Sugar Film (2015) a lively and eye-opening documentary on a subject that needs as much attention as it can get...That Sugar Film attacks its subject from every conceivable angle.‐ Concrete Playground
Read More | Posted Mar 22, 2015
3.5/5 32% Chappie (2015) Three films into his career, Blomkamp has proven himself as a storyteller with a lot on his mind.‐ Concrete Playground
Read More | Posted Mar 15, 2015
4/5 86% Top Five (2014) The writing here feels like vintage Rock: free-flowing, profane and absolutely hilarious.‐ Concrete Playground
Read More | Posted Mar 12, 2015
3.5/5 78% Rosewater (2014) A powerful true tale told with grace and endless compassion.‐ Concrete Playground
Read More | Posted Feb 19, 2015
1.5/5 79% WYRMWOOD: Road Of The Dead (2015) Enthusiasm alone doesn't excuse derivative storytelling. Nor does it make the film's casual racism and leering misogyny any less unpleasant to watch.‐ Concrete Playground
Read More | Posted Feb 12, 2015
3.5/5 51% The Interview (2014) A ridiculous, juvenile, funny-ish dick-and-fart comedy that should be taken seriously by absolutely no one.‐ Concrete Playground
Read More | Posted Feb 9, 2015
3.5/5 74% Kingsman: The Secret Service (2015) Vaughn shoots the film with the giddiness of a 12-year-old, one who just stepped out of his very first spy movie with dreams of saving the world.‐ Concrete Playground
Read More | Posted Feb 2, 2015
3.5/5 88% Still Alice (2015) Sensitive, compassionate storytelling.‐ Concrete Playground
Read More | Posted Jan 29, 2015
2.5/5 51% Unbroken (2014) Tales of wartime valour have been done to death, and frankly Unbroken brings nothing new to the table.‐ Concrete Playground
Read More | Posted Jan 19, 2015
3/5 100% Sepideh (2013) Reveals in stark, day-to-day exchanges the inequality faced by women living in conservative Iran. And yet somehow, the film leaves you feeling inspired.‐ Concrete Playground
Read More | Posted Jan 12, 2015
2.5/5 71% The Salvation (2015) Why doesn't it work? Perhaps it's the feeling that Levring is ticking boxes, trying to include all the typical hallmarks of a Western without ever giving them the time to properly develop.‐ Concrete Playground
Read More | Posted Jan 12, 2015
1/5 11% Taken 3 (2015) Flailing handheld camerawork, frantic over-editing and claustrophobic close-ups make it basically impossible to distinguish Mills from his enemies, or to decipher the geography of a given scene. ‐ Concrete Playground
Read More | Posted Jan 5, 2015
97% Life Itself (2014) Ebert had a way of finding the good in things. Friends. Family. The joy of going to the movies. In capturing his passion and generosity of spirit, this doco earns two thumbs up.‐ FILMINK (Australia)
Read More | Posted Jan 4, 2015
1.5/5 71% Into the Woods (2014) Contains no shortage of great actors, none of whom can do anything to distract from the film's horribly awkward pacing or the apparent visual indifference of its director.‐ Concrete Playground
Read More | Posted Jan 4, 2015
4/5 78% Supermensch: The Legend of Shep Gordon (2014) You may not have heard of this Hollywood legend, but you definitely know a few of his famous friends.‐ Concrete Playground
Read More | Posted Jan 1, 2015
4.5/5 96% A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night (2014) Sexy, scary and fearlessly subversive.‐ Concrete Playground
Read More | Posted Jan 1, 2015
2/5 67% Jimi: All Is by My Side (2014) Andre 3000 makes an A-grade Hendrix, but this biopic sees the legend's legacy fall into a bit of a haze.‐ Concrete Playground
Read More | Posted Jan 1, 2015
3/5 97% Keep On Keepin' On (2014) This infectious jazz doco will leave you feeling a little more content than Whiplash.‐ Concrete Playground
Read More | Posted Jan 1, 2015