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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
2.5/5 70% Christopher Robin (2018) It's a heavy-handed, unsatisfying experience. A more apt title would be Melancholy and the Infinite Childhood.‐ News.com.au
Read More | Posted Sep 13, 2018
3/5 34% The Predator (2018) The first entry in the Predator franchise in almost a decade is a solid action romp that's even kind of ... goofy?‐ News.com.au
Read More | Posted Sep 13, 2018
3/5 83% A Simple Favor (2018) With its gripping premise, likeable cast and a director in Paul Feig, A Simple Favour has much going for it.‐ News.com.au
Read More | Posted Sep 13, 2018
4/5 92% Searching (2018) It helps when you have a lead like John Cho, who after 20 years in the industry is finally bagging the kind of starring roles he deserves.‐ News.com.au
Read More | Posted Sep 13, 2018
4/5 88% The Insult (L'insulte) (2018) A thrilling, thoughtful and complex story.‐ News.com.au
Read More | Posted Sep 7, 2018
2/5 53% Book Club (2018) To have four female actors of this calibre in the one place and not give them something less mediocre is a lost opportunity.‐ News.com.au
Read More | Posted Sep 7, 2018
3.5/5 100% McQueen (2018) What keeps McQueen from being a brilliant doco is its willingness to skim over the darkest parts of the designer's life.‐ News.com.au
Read More | Posted Sep 7, 2018
3.5/5 87% The Miseducation of Cameron Post (2018) We need more movies like this, where the filmmakers do not judge these young characters - but in which they find strength and support in believing in themselves. It could make all the difference to just one person watching it.‐ News.com.au
Read More | Posted Sep 7, 2018
3/5 65% Sierra Burgess Is a Loser (2018) It's a candy-coloured and candy-flavoured teen romance that could best be described as pleasant - it's not transcendent but at least it's not The Kissing Booth.‐ News.com.au
Read More | Posted Sep 7, 2018
3.5/5 93% Crazy Rich Asians (2018) It's a boisterous ride that you'll want to jump on time and again, still chortling with each rewatch.‐ News.com.au
Read More | Posted Aug 29, 2018
4/5 95% BlacKkKlansman (2018) Spike Lee isn't subtle, his is a sledgehammer approach. But being delicate wasn't the point. This is a film that needs to be seen.‐ News.com.au
Read More | Posted Aug 19, 2018
3/5 81% C'est la vie (Le sens de la fête) (2017) It's a mad farce - but the fun, chuckle-worthy kind.‐ News.com.au
Read More | Posted Aug 19, 2018
3.5/5 96% To All the Boys I've Loved Before (2018) It's so undeniably sweet.‐ News.com.au
Read More | Posted Aug 19, 2018
3/5 68% On Chesil Beach (2018) On Chesil Beach doesn't hit all the right notes but it does enough to be a graceful period drama about the unfulfilled promises we make to each other and ourselves.‐ News.com.au
Read More | Posted Aug 8, 2018
4/5 85% The Wife (2018) The Wife is a movie for grown-ups, a thoughtful antidote to the box office bombasts, and it has one of the most phenomenal performances so far this year.‐ News.com.au
Read More | Posted Aug 8, 2018
3/5 49% The Spy Who Dumped Me (2018) Ultimately, what makes The Spy Who Dumped Me an enjoyable experience is what Kunis and McKinnon bring to the table.‐ News.com.au
Read More | Posted Aug 8, 2018
4.5/5 97% Mission: Impossible - Fallout (2018) The kind of exciting, adrenaline-pumping and visceral movie-going experience Mission: Impossible is known for and delivers‐ News.com.au
Read More | Posted Aug 1, 2018
3/5 83% Beirut (2018) Beirut is a fairly standard thriller but it's tightly plotted, well-composed and there's at least one twist you genuinely don't see coming. ‐ News.com.au
Read More | Posted Jul 27, 2018
3.5/5 88% The Breaker Upperers (2018) The Breaker Upperers is packed full of that awkward, dry-as-a-desert Kiwi wit - the unmistakable rhythm of a bloody good time at the movies. ‐ News.com.au
Read More | Posted Jul 27, 2018
2/5 80% Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again (2018) Other than Lily James' luminous performance, there is no reason for this witless movie to exist. ‐ News.com.au
Read More | Posted Jul 17, 2018
2.5/5 46% Skyscraper (2018) Skyscraper was never going to be more than a mindless blockbuster - there are no deep metaphors, what you see is what you get. And what you get is one of the most ridiculous movies you'll ever see.‐ News.com.au
Read More | Posted Jul 10, 2018
4/5 88% Ant-Man and the Wasp (2018) The strength in Ant-Man And The Wasp is that it's a small-stakes, personal superhero caper that's unconcerned with the bigger battle for the world's soul. It's such a relief to not be asked to invest in something grandiose.‐ News.com.au
Read More | Posted Jul 3, 2018
3.5/5 89% Set It Up (2018) Set It Up is exactly the kind of easy-to-watch movie with attractive New Yorkers that will satisfy that part of you that loves nothing more than eat pizza on a couch and be wooed by a love story.‐ News.com.au
Read More | Posted Jun 27, 2018
4.5/5 96% Foxtrot (2018) Unsettling, occasionally shocking but always fascinating, Foxtrot is one of those films that demands to be seen and remembered.‐ News.com.au
Read More | Posted Jun 20, 2018
3/5 66% Ideal Home (2018) Despite its been-there-done-that story, what saves Ideal Home from mediocrity is the irrepressible charm of Paul Rudd and Steve Coogan.‐ News.com.au
Read More | Posted Jun 20, 2018
2.5/5 49% Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom (2018) Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom isn't so much gripping as passable. Déjà vu has well and truly set in.‐ News.com.au
Read More | Posted Jun 19, 2018
4/5 94% Incredibles 2 (2018) What's been missing from Pixar's rightly vaunted stable in recent years has been a solid and exuberant adventure romp that's not going to make adults cry. Thank god for Incredibles 2.‐ News.com.au
Read More | Posted Jun 18, 2018
3/5 55% Tag (2018) Though thoroughly infantile at many points, try as you might to stifle that laugh, despite yourself, you'll find plenty of instances to cackle.‐ News.com.au
Read More | Posted Jun 13, 2018
3/5 70% Kodachrome (2018) While Kodachrome is let down by its generic beats and the way it telegraphs much of its dialogue, it has a wistfulness that ends up being rather effective. ‐ News.com.au
Read More | Posted Jun 7, 2018
3/5 68% Ocean's 8 (2018) The plot-holes galore story isn't really why you're here. It's about spending time with these women. Because they look like they're having fun, you want to have fun with them.‐ News.com.au
Read More | Posted Jun 5, 2018
2/5 38% Gringo (2018) Despite corralling Charlize Theron, Joel Edgerton, Thandie Newton and David Oyelowo into its incredible cast, Gringo is, at best, an inept attempt at a dark comedy.‐ News.com.au
Read More | Posted Jun 4, 2018
4/5 89% Hereditary (2018) If you're looking for something that operates on a deeper psychological level while still searing into your brain some of the most disturbing visuals projected on screen, then strap in for quite an experience.‐ News.com.au
Read More | Posted Jun 4, 2018
2.5/5 71% Solo: A Star Wars Story (2018) It's not that it's terrible, but it certainly falls into the take-it-or-leave-it category with its mediocre plotting, inconsistent characterisation and regrettable writing. It was decidedly underwhelming and definitely too long.‐ News.com.au
Read More | Posted May 22, 2018
4/5 82% Deadpool 2 (2018) The story is more cohesive than the first and somewhere amid all the mocking and the 37th pastiche might just be an original voice. Or, at least an original voice 2.0.‐ News.com.au
Read More | Posted May 15, 2018
4.5/5 94% Loveless (Nelyubov) (2018) An emotionally stark indictment of middle class malaise and the broken promises of an empire, Loveless is one of the best films you'll see this year.‐ News.com.au
Read More | Posted May 10, 2018
4/5 86% Tully (2018) The reason Tully works is because of the sparkling chemistry between Theron and Mackenzie - it makes you want to spend time in their company, and that's largely due to two amazing, fearless but understated performances.‐ News.com.au
Read More | Posted May 10, 2018
3.5/5 81% Chappaquiddick (2018) A deftly executed examination of the man at the centre of the scandal and the psychological scars that come from being a Kennedy scion. In this, Clarke does a wonderful job at conveying the conflict brewing inside Ted.‐ News.com.au
Read More | Posted May 10, 2018
4/5 90% Isle of Dogs (2018) Isle of Dogs is quintessential Wes Anderson - that fetishistic attention to detail and a deadpan-ness that saves his brand of whimsy from becoming twee. ‐ News.com.au
Read More | Posted Apr 10, 2018
4/5 95% A Quiet Place (2018) With its chilling premise, heart-thumping execution and deeper anxieties about family and parenthood, A Quiet Place is sure to join the pantheon of great horror films‐ News.com.au
Read More | Posted Apr 4, 2018
4/5 96% The Death of Stalin (2018) The Death of Stalin is signature Iannucci - absurd set-ups leading to even more outrageous ends via the spitefully delicious cadence of his dialogue. ‐ News.com.au
Read More | Posted Mar 29, 2018
3/5 42% A Wrinkle in Time (2018) A Wrinkle in Time unevenly ambles along with a nice message about families, love and self-acceptance, and sprinkled with some visually spectacular sequences. But it's ultimately unsatisfying for anyone over 15 years old.‐ News.com.au
Read More | Posted Mar 28, 2018
3.5/5 72% Ready Player One (2018) Ready Player One is vintage Spielberg - a noble hero with good intentions on a quest against the bad guy who just doesn't get it. It's fun, it's entertaining and it's good. It's just not amazing.‐ News.com.au
Read More | Posted Mar 27, 2018
4/5 84% The Square (2017) At times a searing social commentary, the darkly funny The Square is an indictment of the decadence of upper-middle-class inner city liberals and their cluelessness to everyone outside of their privileged bubbles.‐ News.com.au
Read More | Posted Mar 27, 2018
4/5 87% Annihilation (2018) Absorbing and hypnotic, Annihilation is the best kind of sci-fi film - the kind that challenges and subverts the genre, all the while introducing new ideas that you'll see in films to come.‐ News.com.au
Read More | Posted Mar 27, 2018
2/5 51% Tomb Raider (2018) It all feels half-arsed - you'll be so bored at times you'll find yourself wondering if the rock placement in a jungle scene looks too fake (it does, by the way).‐ News.com.au
Read More | Posted Mar 27, 2018
3/5 64% Peter Rabbit (2018) The blend of animation and live action feels natural and even at its most ridiculous points, the film is still irresistibly likeable. It may not look like much at first but Peter Rabbit is an unexpected pleasure.‐ News.com.au
Read More | Posted Mar 27, 2018
4/5 83% Blockers (2018) Blockers is a smart, progressive and lizzingly hilarious comedy that completely defies expectations.‐ News.com.au
Read More | Posted Mar 27, 2018
2.5/5 47% Red Sparrow (2018) The greatest disappointment about Red Sparrow is that it could've been so much more than it was, so thank god it looked beautiful because it is badly written and confusing.‐ News.com.au
Read More | Posted Feb 27, 2018
3.5/5 84% Game Night (2018) Game Night is a surprisingly solid and funny comedy that relies largely on the charisma and flair of its stars.‐ News.com.au
Read More | Posted Feb 23, 2018
5/5 99% Lady Bird (2017) It's almost too hard to write about Lady Bird precisely because it's so brilliant that no words could possibly capture its spirit and convey why this film absolutely has to be seen, and loved. ‐ News.com.au
Read More | Posted Feb 12, 2018