Sunday Times (Australia)

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Rating Title/Year Author
Paris (1929) Sunday Times Staff One must see Paris to appreciate the insouciant charm of Irene Bordoni, the honest-to-goodness ability of Jack Buchanan, and the real, humor that is woven into the story they translate into terms of splendid entertainment. EDIT
Posted Nov 12, 2020
A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court (1921) Sunday Times Staff [The film] shows in the scale of its treatment a sumptuousness and artistry that would delight the heart of the great humorist were he alive to see it. EDIT
Posted Oct 20, 2020
Cabiria (1914) Sunday Times Staff It is a vast improvement on anything of its kind that has been shown in Sydney. The spectacular effects are more wonderful, the acting is more natural, [and] it can be fully enjoyed without the necessity of any knowledge of Roman history. EDIT
Posted Oct 16, 2020
Beau Sabreur (1928) Sunday Times Staff Gary Cooper (Major Beaujolais) and Evelyn Brent (Mary Vanbrugh) have never appeared in' a film that showed off their ability better than this. EDIT
Posted Sep 18, 2020
Ladies of the Mob (1928) Sunday Times Staff The story is somewhat far-fetched from our point of view, but it will provide plenty of thrilling entertainment for those who like their pictures "tough." EDIT
Posted Sep 15, 2020
The Blue Mountains Mystery (1921) Sunday Times Staff To the majority of people who will view it, the picture will be a surprise -- because of its perfection. EDIT
Posted Sep 14, 2020
Sacred and Profane Love (1921) Sunday Times Staff This play, which gives Elsie Ferguson great opportunities, serves also to bring Conrad Nagel into his own as powerful delineator of character. EDIT
Posted Sep 11, 2020
Flaming Youth (1923) Sunday Times Staff It is packed full of spicy situations, the ingredients including flaming love, jazz maniacs, moonlight bathers, cocktails, mad pleasure-seekers, and red kisses. EDIT
Posted Sep 9, 2020
Remodeling Her Husband (1920) Sunday Times Staff Any picture in which she appears is sought after eagerly, for the showmen are aware of the admiration in which she is held by the public. Miss Gish is featured in Remodeling Her Husband, a comedy which cannot fail to win approval. EDIT
Posted Sep 8, 2020
Ravished Armenia (1919) Sunday Times Staff Here is the story of Aurora Mardiganian, a survivor, and with it is the story of the thousands who did not survive treatment almost incredible in the twentieth century. EDIT
Posted Sep 5, 2020
Ben-Hur (1925) Sunday Times Staff Ramon Navarro plays Ben Hur, and it is certainly his greatest screen triumph. EDIT
Posted Aug 31, 2020
Graustark (1925) Sunday Times Staff The garden scenes, especially the scenes at the palace, are very beautiful, being some of the finest examples of picturesque settings seen on the screen for some time. EDIT
Posted Aug 19, 2020
Madame Jealousy (1918) Sunday Times Staff The play is an example of how one of its class should be made for the screen. EDIT
Posted Aug 18, 2020
The Darling of Paris (1917) Sunday Times Staff [Theda Bara's] adventures, and her subsequent trial for murder, provide some exciting episodes for the play. EDIT
Posted Aug 17, 2020
Hearts of the World (1918) Sunday Times Staff Hearts of the World, which has taken so long to complete, has, however, proved itself worth waiting for. EDIT
Posted Aug 12, 2020
Hypocrites (1915) Sunday Times Staff It achieved a success beyond what might be expected of a "movie play." EDIT
Posted Aug 12, 2020
The Madonna of Avenue A (1929) Sunday Times Staff Thrills, laughter, and love, with a touch of pathos, combine to make...Madonna of Avenue A, a pleasing and entertaining picture. Dolores Costello is admirably suited for the roll of Maria Morton. EDIT
Posted Jul 24, 2020
Neptune's Daughter (1914) Sunday Times Staff Miss Kellerman disports herself as a mermaid, who later becomes a mortal maiden. She has any number of hairbreadth escapes, and wildly exciting adventures, which serve to display her marvellous aquatic ability to the utmost. EDIT
Posted Jul 23, 2020
The Village Blacksmith (1922) Sunday Times Staff A well-selected cast portray the various characters in a delightfully natural and telling manner. EDIT
Posted Jul 23, 2020
Trifling Women (1922) Sunday Times Staff Nothing that Mr. Ingram has done before can approach for dramatic thrill the smashing and terrific climax of this picture. EDIT
Posted Jul 22, 2020
My Man (1928) Sunday Times Staff Fanny Brice talks, acts, and sings her way straight into the hearts of the audience; she is grave and gay, funny and pathetic by turns. She laughs at herself and the audience laughs with her, she weeps and the audience sighs. EDIT
Posted Jul 18, 2020
One Glorious Day (1922) Sunday Times Staff It is a fanciful picture, partly burlesque, partly satire, punctuated with dramatic and humorous episodes, and showing wonderful mechanical skill and double and triple photographic effects in the presentation and movements of the spirits. EDIT
Posted Jul 17, 2020
The Queen of Sheba (1921) Sunday Times Staff Words can not do justice to the beauty and magnificence of this production. EDIT
Posted Jul 17, 2020
Love (1927) Sunday Times Staff John Gilbert and Greta Garbo contribute performances that in every way are worthy of their previous co-starring success, Flesh and Devil. EDIT
Posted Jul 8, 2020
The Patriot (1928) Sunday Times Staff When most screen productions are forgotten, it can be said that The Patriot... will be vividly remembered. EDIT
Posted Jul 6, 2020
The Way of All Flesh (1927) Sunday Times Staff Jannings' performance calls for the highest praise. EDIT
Posted Jul 1, 2020
Daughter of the Gods (1916) Sunday Times Staff All that one can say is that it is a most amazing affair, and should be seen by all who desire to get an idea of the present high standard to which film-making has attained. EDIT
Posted Jun 26, 2020
The Story of the Kelly Gang (1906) Sunday Times Staff An army of supers [extras] shouting, firing, and giving commands from the rear of the cloth added greatly to the excitement. EDIT
Posted Jun 24, 2020
The Covered Wagon (1923) Sunday Times Staff The Covered Wagon is one of the most realistic pictures ever made. EDIT
Posted Feb 27, 2020
Sunrise (1927) Sunday Times Staff An extraordinary blending of the figurative, the imaginative, and the real. EDIT
Posted Feb 6, 2020
The Broadway Melody (1929) Sunday Times Staff Bessie Love has the opportunity of her life-time -- and she makes the most of it. EDIT
Posted Feb 5, 2020
() Sunday Times Staff Quo Vadis is a triumph of cinematograph art, and the dramatic interest is so well sustained that no lecturer is needed to explain any of the scenes. EDIT
Posted Dec 26, 2019
Me and Orson Welles (2008) Gavin Bond Thanks to McKay's mesmerising performance, Me and Orson Welles also stands as a fitting tribute to the abundant talents of its larger-than-life title character, an icon of stage, radio and screen. EDIT
Posted Jul 27, 2010
2.5/5 The Karate Kid (2010) Ben McEachen The new Karate Kid runs with the original's underdog structure, mixed with on-screen fights and words of wisdom, but major changes rip the heart out of what was a touching coming-of-age journey anyone could relate to. EDIT
Posted Jul 6, 2010
2/5 Get Him to the Greek (2010) Ben McEachen It must try all manner of bizarre/obscene/silly things to sustain itself beyond stating the obvious about celebrity excess. EDIT
Posted Jun 14, 2010
3/5 Shrek Forever After (2010) Ben McEachen All in all, it's not the spectacular send-off Shrek deserves but, as a way to get out, it's not too shabby either. EDIT
Posted Jun 14, 2010
3.25/5 Sex and the City 2 (2010) Amanda Platell There's still enough of the Sex and the City magic for those who fell in love with the show more than a decade ago. Nothing is as smart as it was; it's not as edgy, it's not as cute, it's sagged a bit. But then, haven't we all? EDIT
Posted Jun 1, 2010
4/5 Animal Kingdom (2010) Gavin Bond The sheer presence of the distinguished ensemble overrides the somewhat laboured screenplay and uneven pacing of this otherwise engrossing and foreboding Aussie gangster flick. EDIT
Posted Jun 1, 2010
4/5 Fish Tank (2009) Gavin Bond It's an absolute credit to her that she is able to evoke sympathy and empathy for such a prickly and volatile screen character. EDIT
Posted May 25, 2010
2/5 Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time (2010) Ben McEachen Prince of Persia largely avoids action blasts and trudges through dull episodes. Not exactly a princely start to an aspiring franchise. EDIT
Posted May 25, 2010
The End of the Line (2009) Narelle Towie This is a documentary that will change the way you think about seafood and give you the power of knowledge to make a change. EDIT
Posted May 17, 2010
2.5/4 Robin Hood (2010) Ben McEachen Learning what made Hood is well and good, but couldn't that have taken 30 minutes, with the rest of the movie being about a wanted philanthropic criminal? EDIT
Posted May 17, 2010
Harry Brown (2009) Gavin Bond Unlike most films of its dubious genre, Harry Brown avoids gratuitous gunplay and sensationalism and has a down-to-earth and fallible central character. EDIT
Posted May 17, 2010
Food, Inc. (2008) Gavin Bond This enlightening film takes aim at the US food industry by exposing the astounding and dubious means by which the source of our food is harvested and processed. EDIT
Posted May 17, 2010
2/5 Letters to Juliet (2010) Gavin Bond Well and truly geared to a female audience who are likely to savour the fanciful plot and neatly wrapped feel-good denouement. EDIT
Posted May 10, 2010
2/5 New York, I Love You (2009) Ben McEachen As a whole, this movie is a mediocre postcard you keep hoping will become the enthralling slide show it thinks it is. EDIT
Posted May 10, 2010
Iron Man 2 (2010) Ben McEachen Iron Man 2 injects more heroes and villains without losing sight of what made its predecessor a surprise smash hit in 2008. EDIT
Posted May 3, 2010
I Love You Too (2010) Ben McEachen Humorous, charming and quaint, I Love You Too has the goods to earn more than just patriotic affection. EDIT
Posted May 3, 2010
3/4 Accidents Happen (2009) Gavin Bond The main appeal of this modest and rambling slice of life is writer Brian Carbeeâ(TM)s delicious dialogue, which provides Davis with a string of amusing and acidic verbal put-downs. EDIT
Posted Apr 26, 2010
3.5/4 44 Inch Chest (2009) Gavin Bond This talky crime drama is a searing examination of masculinity and misogyny that is littered with rampant profanity and lashings of humour. EDIT
Posted Apr 26, 2010