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At the Movies (Australia)

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Rating
Title/Year
Author
1
3/5
Date Night (2010)
It's a shame the film hasn't been developed to its full comic potential.
Posted Apr 14, 2010
2
4/5
The Eclipse (2010)
This blend of drama, comedy and horror works surprisingly well, thanks mainly to simply stunning performances by the three leads.
Posted Apr 14, 2010
3
3/5
The film is very handsomely photographed and designed, an art deco lover's dream. But it's not a very fulfilling drama.
Posted Apr 14, 2010
4
4/5
The Runaways (2010)
Dakota Fanning and Kristen Stewart are amazingly good.
Posted Apr 9, 2010
5
2.5/5
Kick-Ass (2010)
The fact that an 11-year-old is doing the killing -- shooting and stabbing bad guys -- all of whom die very bloodily -- will be understandably concerning for many.
Posted Apr 7, 2010
6
3/5
This being a Nicholas Sparkes' project you know that there will be sentiment galore, a teary finale, romance and reconciliation. So no surprises here. But there are a couple of elements that add a bit of ballast to this film.
Posted Apr 7, 2010
7
2/5
This would be a completely awful one-star disaster if not for some of the monsters - the Kraken is formidable enough, but Medusa is even better. She's almost worth the price of admission, but she deserves a better movie than this one.
Posted Apr 7, 2010
8
4/5
It is constantly entertaining, narratively more cohesive than many of [Jeunet's] films, and naively politically palatable.
Posted Apr 1, 2010
9
3.5/5
In the end the film is quite moving, and the original home movie and newsreel footage we see over the end credits adds a potent touch to the drama we've already seen.
Posted Apr 1, 2010
10
2/5
I found some of the Judd Apatow films really funny. This is a pale imitation, not actually in their league at all.
Posted Apr 1, 2010
11
0.5/5
The woeful screenplay, the mundane direction, by Brian Levant, and the indifferent acting all combine to sink a stupid plot which should never have got off the ground.
Posted Apr 1, 2010
12
4/4
This film has been done with such professionalism, it's a delight.
Posted Apr 1, 2010
13
1.5/5
Love Happens (2009)
It's awful.
Posted Feb 24, 2010
14
3/5
Love Happens (2009)
This very underwhelming rom-com spends far too much time on the not-so-interesting theories of the hypocritical self-help hero.
Posted Feb 24, 2010
15
2.5/5
It's so clichéd and so patronising and there's more than a whiff of racism.
Posted Feb 24, 2010
16
3.5/5
Some situations seem very contrived, but ultimately there's no doubting that Bullock has created a memorable character in Leigh Anne.
Posted Feb 24, 2010
17
3.5/5
A Single Man (2009)
All performances are actually very good, all the actors are beautiful. It's just a pity that the insistent beauty of the piece works against the emotion at the film's core.
Posted Feb 24, 2010
18
3.5/5
The Wolfman (2010)
The new film is consummately made, with superb make-up and effects, again by Rick Baker.
Posted Feb 10, 2010
19
4.5/5
This is masterful cinema. Kinetic, dynamic, absolutely riveting with Stephane Fontaine's handheld camerawork just outstanding.
Posted Feb 10, 2010
20
4/5
The Road (2009)
The film is so beautiful. In this sort of stark, austere grim way it's incredibly beautiful.
Posted Jan 21, 2010
21
4/5
The Road (2009)
Despite the challenges of the book they have come up with a compelling film.
Posted Jan 21, 2010
22
2.5/5
In the Loop (2009)
It's such a shame because here is a film with the potential of being really good if it was decently made.
Posted Jan 17, 2010
23
4/5
In the Loop (2009)
It's hilarious and wicked and cutting about the way things work in governments.
Posted Jan 17, 2010
24
3.5/5
Wes Anderson's typically quirky approach to a slim Roald Dahl story is a genuine charmer even if it's slightly over-extended.
Posted Dec 17, 2009
25
4/5
Clooney is great in this. They are all terrific. Vera Farmiga just gets better in every role she pays.
Posted Dec 17, 2009
26
4.5/5
Up in the Air is firmly rooted in contemporary life -- and, to its great credit, it doesn't pull its punches in the end.
Posted Dec 17, 2009
27
4.5/5
Bright Star (2009)
I think it's her most restrained film, in a lot of ways. It's very classic. It's very poetic. It embraces Keats poetry in the making of it.
Posted Dec 16, 2009
28
5/5
Bright Star (2009)
Campion takes her time to tell her tender story, but the film rewards with a conclusion I found incredibly moving. This is certainly one of the best films of the year.
Posted Dec 16, 2009
29
3.5/5
Nowhere Boy (2010)
The power of these two relationships on John Lennon is beautifully depicted, as is the connection between the young Paul McCartney and Lennon. It's almost as if the film is bringing to visual life Lennon's lyrics, 'Mother, you had me, but I never had you.
Posted Dec 15, 2009
30
3.5/5
First-time director Riad Sattouf, known in France for his comic strips, clearly knows his subject in this pimples-and-all foray into the tumultuous lives of young, hormone-enraged teenagers.
Posted Dec 15, 2009
31
4/5
Even though it may not be Almodovar's best film, it is still eminently watchable and thoroughly enjoyable.
Posted Dec 13, 2009
32
3/5
Away We Go (2009)
This story of a couple searching for connection and finding in the main grotesques, should be a touch more charming that it actually is. A hint of smugness mars the tone of the film.
Posted Dec 7, 2009
33
1.5/5
Extremely unthrilling, very obvious, very clichéd. We've seen it all before.
Posted Dec 7, 2009
34
4/5
It's a strange thing that this story has had such a hold over generations of children, it's quite a dark tale. And that darkness is in the film.
Posted Dec 2, 2009
35
2/5
It's like being told lies for an hour and a half. And I'm just not into that.
Posted Dec 2, 2009
36
4/5
A very smooth, very dry and hugely enjoyable movie.
Posted Dec 2, 2009
37
2/5
Antichrist (2009)
I think [von Trier's] immature. I think he's even childish at times.
Posted Nov 26, 2009
38
4.5/5
Antichrist (2009)
This is a bold, beautiful journey into the dark side of the soul that leaves you with many questions. But it is a film that will not leave you.
Posted Nov 26, 2009
39
3.5/5
Writer-directors Phil Lord and Christopher Miller have expanded a 30-page children's book by Judi and Ron Barrett into a 3D animated feature which boasts intricate design and goofy humour.
Posted Nov 26, 2009
40
3/5
Ricky Gervais is a brave and creative talent and this subversive, ultimately romantic film about the value of white lies certainly has its moments.
Posted Nov 22, 2009
41
4/5
Cold Souls (2009)
Much of cinema is so predictable these days. Cold Souls isn't.
Posted Nov 22, 2009
42
4/5
The result is a wonderfully dry and witty comedy which is pitch-perfect in tone.
Posted Nov 18, 2009
43
4/5
Director, Scott Hicks has created a really lovely film. It's fortunate that the star power of Clive Owen gives the film a core dynamism.
Posted Nov 11, 2009
44
2/5
Dorian Gray (2009)
This uneasy mixture of horror and elegant wit, which worked so well originally, never really catches fire thanks to Parker's undistinguished handling.
Posted Nov 11, 2009
45
4/5
This is a beautiful film in many ways. It looks great, the performances are just a delight, Rachel Weisz is absolutely bewitching, it's funny and funky, eccentric and romantic.
Posted Nov 11, 2009
46
3.5/5
Amelia (2009)
Hilary Swank captures her beautifully.
Posted Nov 11, 2009
47
3.5/5
Amelia (2009)
Towards the end, as the story returns to that round-the-world flight, the suspense kicks in, and Swank's performance comes into its own.
Posted Nov 11, 2009
48
3.5/5
2012 (2009)
It's easy to scoff at the over-reliance of CGI in contemporary cinema but for a film like this it's part and parcel of the whole, and computer generated effects have never before been used as spectacularly.
Posted Nov 4, 2009
49
3/5
I don't think the book is a masterpiece but the film is just plain disappointing.
Posted Nov 4, 2009
50
1/5
Case 39 (2010)
This is one of the least scary, dumbest movies I've seen in a long time.
Posted Nov 4, 2009