FILMINK (Australia)

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Rating Title/Year Author
17.5/20 Everybody's Talking About Jamie (2021) Lisa Nystrom A warm-hearted, occasionally cheesy celebration of queer culture, of friendship, of love and of family ... EDIT
Posted Sep 12, 2021
15/20 DASHCAM (2021) Hagan Osborne affective horror whose subtext is the toxicity of internet culture and the side-effects of extreme political leanings. EDIT
Posted Sep 12, 2021
14/20 Death Drop Gorgeous (2020) John Noonan Think Whatever Happened to Baby Jane with a higher body count. EDIT
Posted Sep 9, 2021
5/20 The Voyeurs (2021) Will Paine Ironically, The Voyeurs gives the impression that it's a film made by someone who has suffered from the pernicious effects of excessive porn-watching. EDIT
Posted Sep 8, 2021
15/20 Coming Home in the Dark (2021) Will Paine ...the direction, performance (especially the charismatic antagonist, Daniel Gillies) as well as photography (huge props to the lighting department), keeps you invested at every turn. EDIT
Posted Sep 2, 2021
16/20 Danny. Legend. God. (2020) Jake Watt Perhaps what makes Danny. Legend. God so blackly amusing (and unnerving) is that its amoral title character doesn't exist too far outside the realm of believability. EDIT
Posted Sep 2, 2021
11/20 Cinderella (2021) Lisa Nystrom There aren't enough laughs to call it a comedy, not enough chemistry between the leads to call it a romance, and while above all it might strive to be something of a feminist manifesto, the message feels clichéd and condescending in its heavy-handedness. EDIT
Posted Sep 1, 2021
18/20 Pig (2021) Mark Demetrius Nicolas Cage's central performance is mesmerising, and as subtle as it is powerful. EDIT
Posted Aug 30, 2021
19/20 The Killing of Two Lovers (2020) Erin Free ...frequently grasps at greatness. EDIT
Posted Aug 25, 2021
8.5/20 Candyman (2021) Anthony O'Connor ...fuses the worst aspects of sequel and reboot. EDIT
Posted Aug 25, 2021
18/20 Annette (2021) Mark Demetrius ...atmospheric, touching, witty, visually striking and lyrical, strangely original, and it boasts that rarity, a great ending. EDIT
Posted Aug 25, 2021
16.5/20 Reminiscence (2021) Erin Free ...mixes the old and the new with high-flying flair... EDIT
Posted Aug 18, 2021
6.5/20 Come Play (2020) Anthony O'Connor A handful of creative scare scenes aren't worth the endless minutes of pointless filler that bloat this slender tale to a feature length that it simply can't sustain. EDIT
Posted Aug 16, 2021
14.5/20 Respect (2021) Cain Noble-Davies ... shows enough of its namesake to make for an entertaining musical experience, anchored by Jennifer Hudson's powerhouse performance and director Liesl Tommy's theatrical framing. EDIT
Posted Aug 9, 2021
17/20 The Suicide Squad (2021) Anthony O'Connor ...a hyper-violent, noisy, brash, stylish and frequently hilarious shot in the arm for superhero movies... EDIT
Posted Aug 4, 2021
13/20 The Ice Road (2021) John Noonan ...emotional self-sacrifices to moustache-twirling baddies and seemingly invincible hitmen, we've seen these tropes a thousand times... if you can plug into that part of your brain, then a fun time is on the cards. EDIT
Posted Aug 4, 2021
18.5/20 Val (2021) Erin Free ...a wondrous peak behind the curtain at one of the most original and enjoyably confounding actors of his generation. EDIT
Posted Aug 1, 2021
16/20 A Family (2019) Julian Wood ... there is a deliberate quirkiness... parallels with some of the work of Wes Anderson and Aki Kaurismaki or even with the ever-cultish Yorgos Lanthimos (the sheer absurdity of the premise, the creepiness of an artificial family a la Dogtooth). EDIT
Posted Jul 29, 2021
18.5/20 No Sudden Move (2021) Pauline Adamek ...a complicated and taut drama, a superb heist movie, but above all a brilliant neo-noir... EDIT
Posted Jul 25, 2021
17.5/20 Old (2021) Cain Noble-Davies ...a fascinatingly odd feature as only Shyamalan can deliver and should prove satisfying for those on the right wavelength. EDIT
Posted Jul 21, 2021
16/20 Old (2021) Lisa Nystrom ... refreshingly unique. EDIT
Posted Jul 21, 2021
19/20 Black Widow (2021) Erin Free ...a tough-minded, intelligent, big hearted action belter, and another crackling entry into the storied world of the ever expanding #Marvel Cinematic Universe. EDIT
Posted Jul 9, 2021
16/20 Shiva Baby (2020) Hagan Osborne ...a progressive comedy... unfurls a world of delightful chaos. EDIT
Posted Jul 8, 2021
16/20 Space Jam: A New Legacy (2021) Hagan Osborne What is most thrilling about A New Legacy is the liveliness of the worlds created, with each destination carrying with it a varying style of animation that brings with it added freshness. EDIT
Posted Jul 7, 2021
9.5/20 Little Joe (2019) Cain Noble-Davies ...a disappointing little bud of a dud that never reaches full bloom. EDIT
Posted Jun 28, 2021
16/20 F9 The Fast Saga (2021) Cain Noble-Davies ...popcorn cinema strapped to a rocket engine... EDIT
Posted Jun 16, 2021
15.5/20 The Hitman's Wife's Bodyguard (2021) Cain Noble-Davies ...unwieldy to the verge of self-parody, but there's something consistently endearing about how much it embraces its own goofiness. EDIT
Posted Jun 9, 2021
16.50/20 Minamata (2020) Erin Free While his filmmaking is a little sluggish and could have used a bump-up in pace and muscularity, Andrew Levitas' obvious passion for the subject matter really gives Minamata a sense of urgency. EDIT
Posted Jun 7, 2021
11/20 Spirit Untamed (2021) Hagan Osborne ...doll-like animation and well-trodden themes of girl-power "you-can-do-it-isms" that rival Barbie in terms of corporate pep. EDIT
Posted Jun 6, 2021
5.5/20 Breaking News in Yuba County (2021) Cain Noble-Davies ...a broken film, simultaneously too silly to make any lucid statements and yet too self-serious to be any fun. EDIT
Posted Jun 1, 2021
13/20 The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It (2021) Anthony O'Connor ... the Satanic panic mumbo jumbo is eye-rolling and most of the beats are extremely predictable. EDIT
Posted Jun 1, 2021
17/20 Chasing Wonders (2020) Erin Free Charming in a low-key, unadorned kind of way... EDIT
Posted May 27, 2021
16/20 A Quiet Place Part II (2021) Anthony O'Connor ...Krasinski's taut direction here is the true star, as time and time again he shuffles the elements and delivers new, clever set pieces. EDIT
Posted May 26, 2021
15.5/20 Cruella (2021) Cain Noble-Davies ...the bespoke balance of light and darkness is rocked with such utmost confidence and poise that it looks absolutely fabulous. EDIT
Posted May 26, 2021
18/20 Those Who Wish Me Dead (2021) Cain Noble-Davies ...neo-Western goodness with what are raring to be some of the most engaging characters of 2021. EDIT
Posted May 10, 2021
18/20 I Blame Society (2020) Cain Noble-Davies utter delight from start to finish. At once cripplingly funny, bitingly satirical and entrancingly morbid... EDIT
Posted May 5, 2021
12/20 Ema (2019) Julian Wood ... it is hard to like the characters enough, and their necessarily repetitive and stuck lives are not easy to stay with for nearly two hours. EDIT
Posted May 3, 2021
12/20 Land (2021) Hagan Osborne A film of feminist moxie and self-discovery, Land does exactly what the title states, albeit with some wobbly footing. EDIT
Posted Apr 29, 2021
16/20 Carmilla (2019) Hagan Osborne ...effectively composed... unsettling production design and an appreciation for atmosphere that does not indulge in horror-movie parlour tricks. EDIT
Posted Apr 29, 2021
12/20 Wrath of Man (2021) Cain Noble-Davies ...Wrath Of Meh, more like. EDIT
Posted Apr 28, 2021
16/20 First Cow (2019) Mark Demetrius A mellow, leisurely and gentle curiosity... EDIT
Posted Apr 21, 2021
14/20 Mortal Kombat (2021) Anthony O'Connor ...if you've come to see imaginative, well-realised fight scenes that culminate in spectacular moments of splattery gore, and about a million cheeky nods to the video game fandom, then you've come to the right place. EDIT
Posted Apr 21, 2021
15/20 Sister (2021) Cain Noble-Davies ... the empathy in the writing and Zifeng's captivating performance ring out in every single frame. EDIT
Posted Apr 21, 2021
Under My Skin (2020) Chris Bright ...each of the performers do an excellent job of maintaining the character's journey, to the point that when the big a-ha moment happens, it still hits you for six. EDIT
Posted Apr 16, 2021
17.50/20 Moon Rock for Monday (2020) Erin Free Sad, funny, heartbreaking and true, Moon Rock For Monday won't release you from its grip for days. EDIT
Posted Apr 12, 2021
11/20 Cats (2019) Hagan Osborne ...unable to claw itself away from its detracting visuals. EDIT
Posted Apr 1, 2021
16/20 The Addams Family (2019) Hagan Osborne ...modestly grim and surprisingly sweet... EDIT
Posted Apr 1, 2021
15/20 A Boy Called Sailboat (2018) Hagan Osborne ... charming tale about family, culture, and inclusion. EDIT
Posted Apr 1, 2021
15/20 Dosed (2020) Hagan Osborne ... passionately told, using emotion and unchallenged-rhetoric to inspire reform. EDIT
Posted Apr 1, 2021
10/20 Official Secrets (2019) Hagan Osborne Confusing vitriol with passion, Official Secrets' ambitions become diluted by unapologetically brash filmmaking. EDIT
Posted Apr 1, 2021