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At the Movies (Australia)

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Rating
Title/Year
Author
1
3/5
The Reef (2010)
Once that journey happens it is tremendously effective and, honestly, it's like you want to get out of that cinema.
Posted Mar 17, 2011
2
2.5/5
It's very clunky and very clichéd.
Posted Mar 17, 2011
3
3/5
The Reef (2010)
Fortunately, the lengthy scenes in which the four frightened swimmers are menaced by a white pointer are chillingly well handled -- not since Jaws 35 years ago has the horror of this sort of situation been as well captured on film.
Posted Mar 16, 2011
4
4/5
Limitless (2011)
It's very well directed. The ending may be a little pat, but the journey is a trip.
Posted Mar 16, 2011
5
4/5
It's been nicely, eccentrically directed by Leon Ford, it is absolutely a film for people with heart.
Posted Mar 16, 2011
6
2.5/5
7
3.5/5
Possibly it has a slightly rose-tinted ending, but it does once again skewer the greed factor in so much of corporate antics, to the detriment of many people's lives.
Posted Mar 9, 2011
8
3.5/5
Rango (2011)
In the end, Rango, despite its many pleasures, is a bit too smart for its own good.
Posted Mar 9, 2011
9
3.5/5
Rango (2011)
It's very, very interesting but it's sort of like you've got to have that magic combination: you've got to have looks and heart.
Posted Mar 9, 2011
10
2/5
The Rite (2011)
This dreary affair is 'inspired by actual events', but it's a very low-wattage entry into the genre of the exorcist movie.
Posted Mar 9, 2011
11
3/5
For me the most deadening aspect of these films is the presence of Michael Nykvist as Blomqvist; he seems to have a personality by-pass, and remains expressionless at all times, no matter what's going on.
Posted Mar 3, 2011
12
3.5/5
It's very, very strikingly done.
Posted Mar 3, 2011
13
4/5
This dramatic tale of that sense of entitlement that some people have to get away with any violation, and revenge via modern media is an absolute winner for me.
Posted Mar 3, 2011
14
3.5/5
There's a smart and welcome sense of humour to the proceedings, and Matt Damon and, especially, Emily Blunt, give charismatic performances as the lovers cruelly separated by Fate.
Posted Mar 3, 2011
15
1.5/5
16
3.5/5
The action is well-done, some things are downright silly but I didn't have a problem entering into the spirit of things.
Posted Feb 24, 2011
17
4/5
The Way Back (2011)
Visually, as with all Peter Weir's films, this is really outstanding and really quite memorable.
Posted Feb 24, 2011
18
4/5
The Way Back (2011)
It's an uncompromising film, necessarily episodic in its depiction of the group's quest for survival, but mesmerizingly involving.
Posted Feb 24, 2011
19
3.5/5
Conviction (2010)
Goldwyn isn't an amazing director, but there are pretty good performers in this film.
Posted Feb 24, 2011
20
3/5
Conviction (2010)
Hilary Swank and Sam Rockwell, the latter portraying Kenny as an uncontrollable force of nature, and also Melissa Leo, who is quietly powerful as the arresting officer, are all excellent.
Posted Feb 24, 2011
21
3.5/5
Inside Job (2010)
It's a horror movie, in a way, one designed to make you angry and want to do something about it.
Posted Feb 16, 2011
22
3.5/5
Rabbit Hole (2010)
23
3.5/5
Hereafter (2010)
What is terrific about Eastwood is that he has a real cleanness in his approach to filmmaking and there isn't this claptrap of sentimentality surrounding it.
Posted Feb 10, 2011
24
3.5/5
Hereafter (2010)
In the end, an elevating and in many ways, exceptional experience.
Posted Feb 10, 2011
25
3/5
It's a lot more candid, at least verbally, than most American rom coms are these days and I like that about it. I liked its cheekiness of dialogue.
Posted Feb 10, 2011
26
3/5
It's not a great film but it's quite enjoyable.
Posted Feb 10, 2011
27
4/5
127 Hours (2010)
It's really solid filmmaking and daring.
Posted Feb 10, 2011
28
4/5
127 Hours (2010)
As a follow-up to Slumdog Millionaire, 127 Hours shows Danny Boyle at the top of his form -- it's not a story many filmmakers would want to tackle, and few would handle it as well.
Posted Feb 10, 2011
29
4/5
Kokoda (2007)
The film deserves absolutely top marks for really re-creating this nightmare -- the rain, the mud, the dysentery, the horrors and it is almost like a horror film at times, as the Japanese get so close to them.
Posted Jan 31, 2011
30
3.5/5
Kokoda (2007)
First time director Alister Grierson is excellent at recreating the physicality of the Kokoda Trail but misses an emotional factor so that the film, while convincing, is not as moving as you would want or expect.
Posted Jan 31, 2011
31
3.5/5
Somewhere (2010)
The performances are terrific. I just felt she was sort of retreading this celebrity thing a bit.
Posted Dec 13, 2010
32
4.5/5
Somewhere (2010)
I love the way Coppola pushes the boundaries on direction here. The way she holds scenes; the pole dancing scene is held for such a long time and it ends up being pathetic and funny and the ice skating scene is just breathtakingly beautiful.
Posted Dec 13, 2010
33
4/5
Unstoppable (2010)
I embraced the thrills absolutely 100 per cent. I think this is a roller coaster ride of a film. This is real Scott territory.
Posted Dec 13, 2010
34
3.5/5
Unstoppable (2010)
It's a simple enough plot, inspired, we're told, by real events, and it's aimed at audiences looking for suspense and genuine thrills this summer.
Posted Dec 13, 2010
35
4/5
Tangled (2010)
I thought this is classic Disney.
Posted Dec 13, 2010
36
3.5/5
Another Year (2010)
Jim Broadbent and Ruth Sheen give two of the loveliest performances in any Mike Leigh film and I give the film a lot of marks for that, I must say.
Posted Dec 13, 2010
37
4/5
So bracing in the intimacy of it all. I think they're two wonderful, brave performances.
Posted Dec 13, 2010
38
4/5
It's very sad but it's so beautiful.
Posted Dec 13, 2010
39
3.5/5
Rachel McAdams just seizes this film and goes with it and tends to leave everybody else in her wake a little bit because she's such a force -- such a potent force.
Posted Dec 13, 2010
40
4/5
I really enjoyed this. It's a delish soufflé for Christmas.
Posted Dec 13, 2010
41
3.5/5
Black Swan (2010)
In a way I thought maybe there's too much cleverness that's gone into trying to twist the plot without creating a sufficiently tense drama. I'm nitpicking.
Posted Dec 13, 2010
42
4/5
Black Swan (2010)
It's a sumptuously made melodrama.
Posted Dec 13, 2010
43
4/5
This is a real actor's piece and Geoffrey Rush, who was one of the executive producers, and Colin Firth are really superb in these roles; Helena Bonham Carter too.
Posted Dec 13, 2010
44
4/5
The heart of this film is the relationship between Bertie and Lionel and it works superbly because of those performances.
Posted Dec 13, 2010
45
4/5
It's also a lot more intimate and a lot more frank and a lot more grown up than most Hollywood studio pictures are these days.
Posted Dec 13, 2010
46
4/5
And this was directed by Edward Zwick, who I always feel is a bit soft -- but I think this is actually quite a robust effort from him.
Posted Dec 13, 2010
47
2.5/5
Due Date (2010)
I was actually surprised at the lack of good comedy in the film and I think it has to do with the fact that both these characters, with whom we spend so much time, are not actually all that sympathetic.
Posted Nov 24, 2010
48
3.5/5
Copacabana (2010)
Isabelle Huppert creates an intriguing character in this film.
Posted Nov 24, 2010
49
4/5
It's a strong addition to the small number of anti-war, pro-peace Israeli films being produced at the moment.
Posted Nov 24, 2010
50
4/5
Fair Game (2010)
This is a complex story of ego, secrecy, bombast and outright lying that has been very cohesively told.
Posted Nov 24, 2010