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At the Movies (Australia)

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1
3.5/5
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Posted Apr 12, 2012
2
3.5/5
The dialogue tends to be declamatory on occasions, the characters are either black or white, no pun intended, and it's all a little bit earnest and overlong. But nevertheless, this is history at its most fascinating.
Posted Apr 11, 2012
3
4/5
This beautifully photographed film, which starts with an outstanding long crane shot accompanied by Samuel Barber's haunting violin music, breathes fresh life into what might have been an arcane story from another, not so fashionable, era.
Posted Apr 11, 2012
4
4/5
This won't be to everyone's taste, as the mixture of moods can be unsettling at times -- but it's beautifully made and acted, very original, and conceived on a grand scale.
Posted Apr 4, 2012
5
3.5/5
Delicate portrayal of young love, obsession, longing and bitter disappointment.
Posted Apr 4, 2012
6
3.5/5
The two leads are attractive; it's a nice role for Ewan McGregor and Emily Blunt is a good match for him.
Posted Apr 4, 2012
7
2.5/5
There's not a lot of wit involved. And the film, despite its 88 minute running time, seems to run out of puff early on.
Posted Apr 4, 2012
8
3.5/5
This was a very pleasant surprise to me.
Posted Mar 29, 2012
9
4.5/5
Tomboy (2011)
This exquisite film is as pure as you can get; it's observational, it's minimalist, there's no intrusive music except where it is part of the action.
Posted Mar 28, 2012
10
3.5/5
Apart from its message about the dangers of greed and the threat to the fragile environment, it doesn't aim very high visually or technically. But it's entertaining, colourful -- and it doesn't overstay its welcome.
Posted Mar 28, 2012
11
4/5
Both Michael Fassbender and Viggo Mortensen are impressive, but the film belongs to Keira Knightley, who gives a quite astonishing performance, one modelled closely on existing film of women patients who suffered from this kind of hysteria.
Posted Mar 28, 2012
12
4/5
Director Tarsem Singh Dhandwar not only keeps the action rolling along he has elicited the most fabulous performance from Julia Roberts, and the rest of the cast are top notch too.
Posted Mar 28, 2012
13
2/5
A lot has been lost in the translation, which is a shame because there is the potential there for this intrepid young woman and Jennifer Lawrence has an amazing screen presence.
Posted Mar 21, 2012
14
1.5/5
One of the problems, I think, is that given that the books were aimed at young women, I think the filmmakers have been terrified at making anything too violent.
Posted Mar 21, 2012
15
4/5
It's been so fabulously written, wonderfully acted; Depp is no stranger to representing the essence of Thompson and he's brilliant.
Posted Mar 20, 2012
16
3.5/5
It's sort of chaotic. It swings around all over the place but it's nicely done. It's nicely acted and Johnny Depp's terrific.
Posted Mar 20, 2012
17
3/5
It's lazily content to raise laughs through 4-letter words and penis jokes. In other words, it has absolutely no ambition, so that eventually even the efforts of its lead actors amount to very little.
Posted Mar 14, 2012
18
2.5/5
John Carter (2012)
Director Andrew Stanton, making his first live-action feature after the successful Pixar animated films FINDING NEMO and WALL-E, hasn't been able to bring anything very new to the familiar story of battles among rival forces on another planet:
Posted Mar 9, 2012
19
3/5
The problem with the film, apart from it being only sporadically funny, is the character of Ben himself, there's too little development and a lot of repetition. But there's a lot to enjoy here.
Posted Feb 10, 2012
20
3.5/5
Mostly this is lots of frenetic fun, and Puss himself is a terrific hero. The animation, seen in 3D in many cinemas, is splendid.
Posted Dec 1, 2011
21
3.5/5
It is enjoyable on a certain level but the simplistic representation of these warm-blooded women cracking open the frigidity of the French middle class becomes a bit hard to swallow after a while
Posted Dec 1, 2011
22
2/5
Albert Nobbs (2012)
There is such an interesting subject but the creation of this character, played by Glenn Close, it's almost like she is mentally challenged.
Posted Dec 1, 2011
23
3.5/5
Albert Nobbs (2012)
It's an oddly compelling story, handsomely made, and showcasing another fine role for the impressive Mia Wasikowska.
Posted Dec 1, 2011
24
2.5/5
Melancholia (2011)
Ambitious but very flawed.
Posted Dec 1, 2011
25
5/5
Melancholia (2011)
I found the film magnificent.
Posted Dec 1, 2011
26
4/5
Steven Spielberg's faithful adaptation of the Herge comic books about Tintin, the journalist and boy detective, is the best example yet of the motion capture process.
Posted Dec 1, 2011
27
4/5
Even a second level Almodovar is better than most other people.
Posted Dec 1, 2011
28
4/5
It's not one of Almodovar's more emotionally involving films, it's actually quite chillingly cold but Antonio Banderas is just fabulous as the Frankenstein character and Elena Anaya is exquisite as his creation.
Posted Dec 1, 2011
29
4/5
It's a fascinating film. I just really wanted more than the stuff I already knew.
Posted Dec 1, 2011
30
4.5/5
Meryl Streep gives a quite astonishing impersonation of Margaret Thatcher in this even-handed biopic about Britain's longest-serving Prime Minister of the 20th Century.
Posted Dec 1, 2011
31
4/5
This is a stunning film; it's not an easy one, it's confronting and tragic, but it grips you and won't let you go from the quite bizarre opening scene.
Posted Nov 17, 2011
32
4/5
Burning Man (2012)
It packs such an emotional wallop this film.
Posted Nov 10, 2011
33
4.5/5
Burning Man (2012)
A film that will shock you with its honesty and its bravery. I can't wait to see it again.
Posted Nov 10, 2011
34
4/5
The Tall Man (2011)
It tells these complex series of events and the ramifications that follow it -- the inquest, the trials and so forth -- with such clarity that you really get totally involved in this very tragic story.
Posted Nov 10, 2011
35
4.5/5
The Tall Man (2011)
Tony Krawitz is a fine filmmaker and he has dealt with this tragic story with skill, delicacy and artistry. It's an important story, an important book, an important film.
Posted Nov 10, 2011
36
4/5
A simple, sad, refreshing and intrinsically beautiful film.
Posted Nov 10, 2011
37
4/5
The Debt (2011)
The moral dilemmas posed by events in the past impacting on the present are dealt with rather superficially, but THE DEBT is really solid entertainment.
Posted Nov 9, 2011
38
4.5/5
Moneyball (2011)
Of course it's a story of the little guys taking on the giants but it's so much more. Even if you don't like sports movies you'd be hard pressed not to enjoy this one.
Posted Nov 9, 2011
39
3.5/5
I did find this really fascinating and rather sad too.
Posted Nov 3, 2011
40
4/5
For anyone interested in Rowland's career and life, or in the music scene of those times, this is absolutely a must-see film.
Posted Nov 3, 2011
41
4/5
It is both insightful and strangely moving.
Posted Nov 3, 2011
42
3.5/5
What I liked about the film is that there is a very good cast. I think all the women in the film are terrific actors.
Posted Nov 3, 2011
43
4/5
Charming and at times very funny.
Posted Nov 3, 2011
44
4/5
Anonymous (2011)
I felt absolutely drawn along in this film. I had a really boisterous, Elizabethan good time.
Posted Nov 3, 2011
45
3.5/5
Anonymous (2011)
The film presents an interesting argument, but didn't entirely convince me.
Posted Nov 3, 2011
46
3.5/5
The most acceptable Woody Allen film in a long time.
Posted Oct 20, 2011
47
4/5
This combination of whimsy and romance is, for me, much more successful than Allen's previous European city film, Vicky Cristina Barcelona.
Posted Oct 20, 2011
48
4.5/5
Contagion (2011)
It's terrific. I was really impressed with this film and I think it's one of the best things he's done actually.
Posted Oct 20, 2011
49
4/5
Contagion (2011)
This almost documentary-like film is dramatic without being melodramatic. I was impressed with the almost existential approach of Soderbergh and screenwriter Scott Z. Burns.
Posted Oct 20, 2011
50
4/5
Take Shelter (2011)