FILMINK (Australia)

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Rating Title/Year Author
15/20 The Nightingale (2018) Anthony O'Connor ...an important Australian movie that is very much not going to be for everyone. EDIT
Posted Jun 15, 2019
7/20 Men in Black: International (2019) Anthony O'Connor An action comedy with precious little action and bugger all discernible comedy. EDIT
Posted Jun 12, 2019
() Cain Noble-Davies Reflections In The Dust lacks the immediate and quite visceral impact of Luke Sullivan's previous work, but it still shows him taking a tremendous risk in how he bends the rules of storytelling to fit his vision. EDIT
Posted Jun 12, 2019
12/20 Under the Silver Lake (2018) Anthony O'Connor ...the shaggiest of shaggy dog stories with some wonderful ideas but far too much bloat, practically screaming for a more judicious editor to take a run at the material. EDIT
Posted Jun 10, 2019
8/20 Dark Phoenix (2019) Anthony O'Connor If this is indeed the final X-Men film, the series has gone out with a whimper... EDIT
Posted Jun 5, 2019
14.5/20 Tolkien (2019) Cain Noble-Davies ...for those who appreciate his work, the creative process, or even just the nature of language, it gets the job done. EDIT
Posted Jun 4, 2019
15/20 Godzilla: King of the Monsters (2019) Anthony O'Connor ...if you're in the mood to see skyscraper-sized monsters smacking the everloving shit out of one another, you're absolutely going to have a good time... EDIT
Posted May 28, 2019
16/20 Rocketman (2019) Pauline Adamek ...contains an emotional truth that will likely resonate with you for a long, long time. EDIT
Posted May 26, 2019
15/20 Brightburn (2019) Anthony O'Connor ... manages to keep the tension high and really delivers on the squirmy gore when needed. EDIT
Posted May 22, 2019
5.5/20 Aladdin (2019) Cain Noble-Davies Where there should be wonder, there is CGI. And where there should be a fun and exciting comedic presence with the Genie, we get Will Smith doing his best Kazaam impression. EDIT
Posted May 22, 2019
16/20 () Anthony O'Connor Blurring the line between fantasy and reality in ways both subtle and overt, it manages to keep you guessing right up until the end. EDIT
Posted May 16, 2019
16/20 John Wick: Chapter 3 -- Parabellum (2019) Anthony O'Connor Combined with a spare script containing minimal dialogue, the film is a beautifully choreographed bullet ballet of shattered glass and broken bones. EDIT
Posted May 15, 2019
18.5/20 Acute Misfortune (2019) Erin Free ...a powerful, richly crafted, and undeniably important work of art... EDIT
Posted May 14, 2019
16/20 Little Woods (2018) Robert W. Monk The suspenseful quest for survival provides the stimulus for the whole transfixing and eye-opening running time. EDIT
Posted May 12, 2019
14/20 All Is True (2018) Julian Wood or such a broad man this is a very narrow portrait. EDIT
Posted May 8, 2019
15/20 2040 (2019) Pauline Adamek ...through a self-deprecating and endearingly 'dad joke' sense of humour, this inherently-political work is kept within the realms of the personal. EDIT
Posted May 2, 2019
16/20 Asbury Park: Riot, Redemption, Rock 'N Roll (2019) Mark Demetrius this is - until about the two-thirds mark - a wonderfully interesting documentary. EDIT
Posted Apr 28, 2019
15/20 The Extraordinary Journey of the Fakir (2018) Robert W. Monk ...a delightful treasure hunt of wild coincidences told in a fairy-tale of a story... EDIT
Posted Apr 28, 2019
16/20 Celeste (2018) Erin Free ...a strange cinematic experience, but its rewards (including superb supporting performances from the always excellent Nadine Garner and dazzling talent-on-the-rise, Odessa Young) are well worth searching for. EDIT
Posted Apr 24, 2019
18/20 Avengers: Endgame (2019) Anthony O'Connor ...a delicious platter of delights designed specifically for the fans, that only very occasionally begins to feel like fan service. EDIT
Posted Apr 23, 2019
14/20 Breaking Habits (2018) Julian Wood All of this could have made a fun ninety minutes, but somehow the film doesn't hang together that well EDIT
Posted Apr 17, 2019
17/20 Top End Wedding (2019) Erin Free ...Top End Wedding is much, much more than just a fizzy, frolicking romantic comedy, though it's certainly that too. EDIT
Posted Apr 17, 2019
15/20 Red Joan (2018) Julian Wood The film as a whole does have a fascinating story to tell and with this cast (especially Dench, of course) it is brought to the screen with considerable aplomb. EDIT
Posted Apr 16, 2019
9/20 The Curse of La Llorona (2019) Anthony O'Connor ...at least Annabelle was bad enough to cause a few unintentional chuckles, whereas mirth of any kind is in short supply here; as is tension, atmosphere or any compelling reason to keep watching. EDIT
Posted Apr 14, 2019
11/20 Hellboy (2019) Anthony O'Connor ... a few good gore gags and a monster or two can't disguise the dearth of imagination on display here.... EDIT
Posted Apr 10, 2019
18/20 Thunder Road (2018) John Noonan ...a brilliant piece of work that paints the portrait of an all too human response to tragedy building upon tragedy... an absolute treat of a movie. EDIT
Posted Apr 10, 2019
15/20 The Hole in the Ground (2019) Anthony O'Connor ...an effective, lowkey bit of allegorical horror with solid performances and a third act that crackles with surreal menace and effective tension. EDIT
Posted Apr 8, 2019
13.20 The Man Who Killed Don Quixote (2018) Julian Wood ...a fascinating mess. EDIT
Posted Apr 6, 2019
6/20 The Aftermath (2019) Cain Noble-Davies Those who want romance aren't likely to vibe with the walking billboards offered here, those who want period drama will be aghast at the apathy behind it. EDIT
Posted Apr 2, 2019
15/20 Shazam! (2019) Anthony O'Connor ...anybody suffering from superhero fatigue, but for the rest of us it's an engaging, heartfelt ode to the slightly jerky teenager inside us all and our often untapped potential to do the right thing. EDIT
Posted Apr 1, 2019
18/20 Woman at War (2018) Robert W. Monk A joyous and warm-hearted comedy drama taking on essential contemporary issues. EDIT
Posted Mar 27, 2019
17/20 Us (2019) Anthony O'Connor Frequently tense, often funny, occasionally profoundly bizarre and ultimately a bit mystifying, it's a truly original genre film that is unafraid to embrace big ideas and epic weirdness. EDIT
Posted Mar 26, 2019
17/20 Dumbo (2019) Cain Noble-Davies ...a cautionary tale of what happens when monopolistic capitalism goes unchecked and who suffers as a result. EDIT
Posted Mar 26, 2019
17/20 Where Hands Touch (2018) Jarrod Walker The performances are affecting, particularly George MacKay... deft direction... EDIT
Posted Mar 25, 2019
14/20 Pet Sematary (2019) Anthony O'Connor ...introduces some surprises but ultimately feels like a series of effective scenes in search of an overarching theme EDIT
Posted Mar 25, 2019
16.5/20 Burning (2018) Cain Noble-Davies ...an exercise in empathy that leads to many a cerebral treasure. EDIT
Posted Mar 25, 2019
17/20 1985 (2018) Jack Sargeant ...a film with a quiet effective power. EDIT
Posted Mar 20, 2019
12/20 Five Feet Apart (2019) Cain Noble-Davies Its heart is in the right place, but its brain runs from it... EDIT
Posted Mar 18, 2019
15/20 Mard Ko Dard Nahi Hota (2018) Jarrod Walker ...frenzied mish-mash of Bollywood musical, martial arts actioner and comic book origin tale is told with an eye towards western cinematic sensibilities and an affectionate reverence of filmic pop culture. EDIT
Posted Mar 13, 2019
16.5/20 Pimped (2018) Erin Free ...a stylishly subversive treat...a bob-bon spiked with ground glass... EDIT
Posted Mar 11, 2019
18.5/20 Hal (2018) Erin Free It's heartbreaking, insightful, moving, authentic, hilariously funny, and wonderfully entertaining...just like Hal Ashby's movies themselves. EDIT
Posted Mar 10, 2019
16/20 Captain Marvel (2019) Anthony O'Connor ...hopeful, colourful, space opera-ry comic book escapism, with a pumping '90s soundtrack and, perhaps most importantly, an awesome ginger cat called Goose. EDIT
Posted Mar 5, 2019
17/20 Destroyer (2018) Anthony O'Connor ...a solid, emotionally resonant film that will have you seeing a frequently overlooked actress in a new, grim light. EDIT
Posted Mar 4, 2019
15/20 Un amour impossible (2018) John Noonan ... a love story... slowly revealing a bleakness underneath the picturesque French scenery and fashion. EDIT
Posted Mar 4, 2019
16.5/20 Revenge (2017) Travis Johnson ...packs more of an impact than any 10 random 'straight-to-disc' titillating terrors. EDIT
Posted Mar 4, 2019
17/20 The Night Eats the World (2018) Anthony O'Connor ...plays out like a French indie I Am Legend, with lashings of 28 Days Later-style fast paced action and surprising moments of existential rumination. EDIT
Posted Mar 3, 2019
17.5/20 Fighting With My Family (2019) Cain Noble-Davies If you want a good laugh, you'll find it here. If you want some Rocky-style physical exertion, you'll get your fill. Even if you're not all that interested in pro wrestling, the serious talent has a solid chance of winning you over anyway. EDIT
Posted Feb 27, 2019
13/20 King of Thieves (2018) Julian Wood ...a robbery at Zimmer frame pace. EDIT
Posted Feb 26, 2019
18/20 Sometimes Always Never (2018) Julian Wood ...sweet without being cloying and quirky without being stupid... EDIT
Posted Feb 19, 2019
19/20 Todos lo saben (2018) Julian Wood ...doesn't let us make easy judgements even when we think some of the behaviour is tragic and terrible. The film is both hopeful and dark, which is just like human nature - inherently contradictory. EDIT
Posted Feb 18, 2019