At the Movies (Australia)

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Rating Title/Year Author
5/5 Pulp Fiction (1994) David Stratton Pacey, punchy and at times hilarious. It's quite a movie. EDIT
Posted Apr 23, 2019
3/5 Pulp Fiction (1994) Margaret Pomeranz I was looking forward to this like you wouldn't believe... but it all goes on for so long and it's not terribly witty. EDIT
Posted Apr 23, 2019
2/5 Event Horizon (1997) David Stratton [Anderson] has little feeling for suspense - instead he lays on the violence and gore with a trowel and diminishing returns are the result. EDIT
Posted Dec 14, 2018
3.5/5 Species (1995) David Stratton It's a lot of fun. It's certainly well directed. We've seen it all before, but I enjoyed it. EDIT
Posted Dec 2, 2018
3.5/5 Species (1995) Margaret Pomeranz I must admit I really enjoyed Species. I like being manipulated by a clever director, even though it isn't the best of its genre. EDIT
Posted Dec 2, 2018
Sex, Lies, and Videotape (1989) Margaret Pomeranz [It's] something that is intensely interesting for most of us yuppies. EDIT
Posted Feb 16, 2018
Sex, Lies, and Videotape (1989) David Stratton I was disappointed. I think it's been overhyped and I can't understand why people rave about it the way they do. EDIT
Posted Feb 16, 2018
5/5 Wings of Desire (1987) Margaret Pomeranz I love that search for what makes a human. EDIT
Posted Nov 2, 2017
5/5 Wings of Desire (1987) David Stratton A stunningly made valentine to the city of Berlin, which has never been more imaginatively or more beautifully filmed. A joy from start to finish. EDIT
Posted Nov 2, 2017
4.5/5 Romper Stomper (1992) Margaret Pomeranz This is in no way a pleasant film experience. It is relentlessly psychologically violent, almost nauseatingly so on occasion. However it is one of the finest films to be made in this country in recent years. EDIT
Posted Aug 8, 2017
Romper Stomper (1992) David Stratton In these volatile times, with racism on the march again all over the world, this is a dangerous film. EDIT
Posted Aug 8, 2017
Gallipoli (1981) Margaret Pomeranz It moved me so terribly. EDIT
Posted Jul 7, 2017
Gallipoli (1981) David Stratton Gallipoli was, and is, a triumph. EDIT
Posted Jul 7, 2017
4/5 Sample People (2000) Margaret Pomeranz Writer/director Clinton Smith has chosen a hyped-up reality look in terms of colours and angles, that matches his inner-city drug-laden music-driven material. EDIT
Posted Apr 6, 2017
L'Avventura (1960) David Stratton Antonioni's cool, beautifully photographed film isn't really a mystery and certainly not a thriller. Audiences over the years have delighted in deciding what it really is all about. EDIT
Posted Apr 5, 2017
L'Avventura (1960) Margaret Pomeranz The film just looks great. That black and white cinematography is just divine. EDIT
Posted Apr 5, 2017
4.5/5 Driving Miss Daisy (1989) David Stratton Fine acting, subtle direction, good writing, in fact, a film for everyone to appreciate and enjoy. EDIT
Posted Jan 25, 2017
4/5 Buffalo 66 (1998) Margaret Pomeranz Performances are outstanding, particularly those of Gallo and Ricci. It`s so refreshing and invigorating to see a film like this. EDIT
Posted Aug 30, 2016
4/5 The Madness of King George (1994) David Stratton Visually sumptuous, energetic and classy, The Madness of King George is British film theatre at its most seductive. EDIT
Posted Aug 17, 2016
4/5 Dead Man Walking (1995) Margaret Pomeranz It doesn't flinch from presenting the crime committed, and yet, it's a film that undoubtedly is against capital punishment. EDIT
Posted Feb 12, 2016
4/5 Dead Man Walking (1995) David Stratton It's an important film and a beautifully made film too. EDIT
Posted Feb 12, 2016
3.5/5 Star Wars: Episode III -- Revenge of the Sith (2005) Margaret Pomeranz I must say that I did get quite emotional in this. EDIT
Posted Nov 16, 2015
3.5/5 Star Wars: Episode III -- Revenge of the Sith (2005) David Stratton I think it is visually exciting. I think there are wonderful things in it but I just missed that innocence of the early films. EDIT
Posted Nov 16, 2015
4/5 Casino Royale (2006) Margaret Pomeranz This is a much more serious Bond than we've seen in many years. Daniel Craig inhabits the dark side of the secret agent really well, he is absolutely the best Bond since Connery. EDIT
Posted Nov 2, 2015
4/5 Casino Royale (2006) David Stratton I think this is a very intelligent film for a Bond film, and certainly one of the most enjoyable. EDIT
Posted Nov 2, 2015
3/5 Quantum of Solace (2008) Margaret Pomeranz I also was really disappointed in the villain in this because I just felt I could blow him over with a little puff of air, and that's not a good feeling with a Bond movie. EDIT
Posted Nov 2, 2015
4/5 The Simpsons Movie (2007) David Stratton It's very well written and, as I say, it's consistently funny. EDIT
Posted Aug 2, 2015
3.5/5 The Simpsons Movie (2007) Margaret Pomeranz A very knowing, self-aware cinema experience, [and] fans of the series will love it. EDIT
Posted Aug 2, 2015
4/5 The Incredibles (2004) David Stratton These are lovely characters, it's a witty script, there's lots of laughs. EDIT
Posted Jul 29, 2015
4/5 The Incredibles (2004) Margaret Pomeranz It is a simply astounding feat of animation with such attention paid to details like the lighting and even the hair of characters. EDIT
Posted Jul 29, 2015
4/5 Ratatouille (2007) David Stratton It's a great programme for all the family. EDIT
Posted Jul 29, 2015
3/5 Ratatouille (2007) Margaret Pomeranz It's not my favourite Pixar film. EDIT
Posted Jul 29, 2015
2.5/5 Shark Tale (2004) Margaret Pomeranz There are a couple of laughs, but for me, it's a film that's mainly just going through the motions. EDIT
Posted Jul 29, 2015
4/5 Shark Tale (2004) David Stratton I laughed quite a lot during this film. EDIT
Posted Jul 29, 2015
3.5/5 WALL-E (2008) Margaret Pomeranz To carry the film for as long as it does with virtually no dialogue... that's to me the magic of animation. EDIT
Posted Jul 29, 2015
4/5 WALL-E (2008) David Stratton Director Andrew Stanton has pulled off a remarkable achievement here. EDIT
Posted Jul 29, 2015
4/5 The Dark Knight Rises (2012) Margaret Pomeranz Maybe not quite up to the standard of the first two in the series, but deserving of a very honourable mention. EDIT
Posted Jul 28, 2015
3.5/5 Captain America: The First Avenger (2011) David Stratton It's very, very well done. EDIT
Posted Jul 14, 2015
3/5 The Amazing Spider-Man (2012) Margaret Pomeranz I felt, with this film, that the use of 3D was actually exhilarating. EDIT
Posted Jul 14, 2015
3/5 The Wolverine (2013) Jason Di Rosso Director James Mangold... directs action with flair -- there's a fight scene atop a bullet train with a knife wielding Yakuza that's the most exhilarating sequence I've seen all year. EDIT
Posted Jul 14, 2015
3.5/5 The Wolverine (2013) Judith Lucy I had a ball. EDIT
Posted Jul 14, 2015
2/5 Spider-Man 3 (2007) Margaret Pomeranz Bored. Bored witless. EDIT
Posted Jul 13, 2015
3.5/5 Spider-Man 3 (2007) David Stratton Spider-Man 3 is the longest film in the series so far, and perhaps it tries to pack in rather too much. But it's intelligently directed by Sam Raimi and, with all those eye-popping set pieces, it's certainly never boring. EDIT
Posted Jul 13, 2015
1.5/5 Kick-Ass 2 (2013) David Stratton A rather dispiriting affair. EDIT
Posted Jul 7, 2015
2.5/5 Kick-Ass 2 (2013) Margaret Pomeranz This sequel is really a pale shadow of the original. EDIT
Posted Jul 7, 2015
4/5 Marvel's the Avengers (2012) Margaret Pomeranz A lot of fun. EDIT
Posted Jul 7, 2015
3.5/5 Marvel's the Avengers (2012) David Stratton Downey's Stark/Iron Man steals the show because the actor is capable of making the tritest dialogue sound wonderfully witty, but the CGI effects are amazing and, despite its length, the film is very enjoyable. EDIT
Posted Jul 7, 2015
4.5/5 Inglourious Basterds (2009) Margaret Pomeranz The dialogue is fabulous. EDIT
Posted Jun 30, 2015
2/5 Catwoman (2004) Margaret Pomeranz It's painful. EDIT
Posted Jun 29, 2015
1/5 Catwoman (2004) David Stratton Bereft of excitement and with action scenes similar to those we've seen a dozen times before, this is a very poor effort indeed. EDIT
Posted Jun 29, 2015