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At the Movies (Australia)

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Rating
Title/Year
Author
1
3.5/5
Jim Jarmusch is a cool dude of a filmmaker and his latest take on vampires in Only Lovers Left Alive is very cool indeed.
Posted Apr 16, 2014
2
3.5/5
The dialogue is often clever and funny. The physical comedy is well handled by director Nick Cassevetes and he elicits spot-on performances from his cast.
Posted Apr 16, 2014
3
3/5
Divergent (2014)
Really the film is so intent on setting things up for, presumably, subsequent films that it forgets to be entertaining and involving in its own right, I think, and so I found this going over my head. I wasn't really interested in all of this.
Posted Apr 9, 2014
4
3.5/5
Divergent (2014)
The director was Neil Burger who handles the action with aplomb.
Posted Apr 9, 2014
5
3.5/5
What a ride. It is a real popcorn movie.
Posted Apr 9, 2014
6
3/5
Noah (2014)
It's interesting. It's too long. It's three stars from me.
Posted Apr 9, 2014
7
3.5/5
I thought it was really sweet. We've seen a couple of movies about adoption lately and there's something very sweet about that whole scenario as well.
Posted Mar 28, 2014
8
3.5/5
It's a pleasant, often amusing, family film with lots of kid-friendly jokes and puns but also plenty of references that will go over the heads of the smaller members of the audience.
Posted Mar 28, 2014
9
2/5
Cuban Fury (2014)
What is really remarkable is how a very engaging personality like Chris O'Dowd, given this part, can be so boring and so enervating.
Posted Mar 28, 2014
10
2/5
Cuban Fury (2014)
There is something a bit pathetic about this film, particularly in the light of the way the dances are shot.
Posted Mar 28, 2014
11
2/5
Pompeii (2014)
Director Paul W. S. Anderson has not been able to elevate the rather primitive and corny nature of Janet Scott Batchler and Lee Batchler's screenplay, co-written with Michael Robert Johnson or imbue the cardboard cut-out characters with much life.
Posted Mar 18, 2014
12
2.5/5
It is disappointing and you look at all the talent that's gone into it. I was really underwhelmed by Strahovski's performance, I must say.
Posted Mar 18, 2014
13
1.5/5
The numerous battles are confusingly handled and the actors aren't given many opportunities given the dialogue they're forced to speak.
Posted Mar 18, 2014
14
3.5/5
Obviously based on Panh's autobiography, this is a reminder of obliteration and how cinema can claim memory, history.
Posted Mar 18, 2014
15
4/5
The Armstrong Lie gives great insight into a champion sportsman whose position at the top of his game meant he thought he could get away with anything.
Posted Mar 12, 2014
16
4/5
I really like this film. I like the milieu that's created of this intellectual life in New York during the 1950s. I think Sukowa is fantastic in the role.
Posted Mar 12, 2014
17
4/5
It's refreshing to find a film inspired by challenging ideas, and Von Trotta and her team are to be congratulated for bringing Arendt's story to the screen
Posted Mar 12, 2014
18
2/5
[The story] gets constantly literally swamped by the blood and gore and so forth, which is well done but almost to the point of parody.
Posted Mar 12, 2014
19
3.5/5
Sullivan Stapleton in his first lead role after Animal Kingdom is actually quite impressive.
Posted Mar 12, 2014
20
1/5
I thought it was a complete mess. I thought the teenage dialogue was puerile and that was a shame because Daniel Waters wrote the screenplay for HEATHERS, which is one of the really nice films about school but that was a long time ago.
Posted Mar 10, 2014
21
2.5/5
It is so silly, so convoluted in terms of plot, but so insouciant that it almost gets away with it. Almost.
Posted Mar 10, 2014
22
3/5
Mikkelsen is fine in the role, bringing to the part the gravitas and dogged persistence required.
Posted Mar 10, 2014
23
I think it's really great the way it addresses the way small communities and isolated communities close in on themselves to protect ugliness.
Posted Mar 4, 2014
24
This was an early CinemaScope film, and William Mellor frames it all beautifully. It's an outstanding thriller.
Posted Mar 4, 2014
25
4.5/5
Le Week-End (2014)
This is a most beautifully written film, fabulously performed by those two stalwarts of British acting, Broadbent and Duncan, and directed with sensitivity and restraint by Michell.
Posted Mar 4, 2014
26
3.5/5
I actually thought the love story was very touching.
Posted Feb 27, 2014
27
3.5/5
On balance, THE WIND RISES is worth seeing especially for animation buffs and especially since it seems as though this will be the talented director's final film.
Posted Feb 27, 2014
28
3.5/5
Non-Stop (2014)
It's quite original and ingenious in plotting.
Posted Feb 27, 2014
29
I think one of the things [Ang Lee] really specializes in is ensemble pieces like this one.
Posted Feb 27, 2014
30
What struck me about it was the fluidity and discipline of Lee's direction, the performances which captured so beautifully the confusion of that period of cultural and sexual evolution, and the compassion which I think is a feature of all of Lee's films.
Posted Feb 27, 2014
31
3/5
Gloria (2014)
Look, how often do we see films about people of this age finding love and particularly finding sex and so this is quite original from that point of view?
Posted Feb 27, 2014
32
3/5
Gloria (2014)
This is what getting old is all about. GLORIA is nicely acted, nicely shot, it's just a teeny bit dull.
Posted Feb 27, 2014
33
4/4
I think somewhere along the line this is one of those films that you are just going to embrace or step back from and I embraced it.
Posted Feb 21, 2014
34
2.5/5
It's always a stretch for a movie to unfold in two time frames and have different actors play characters at different stages of their lives, and here the casting isn't entirely successful.
Posted Feb 21, 2014
35
2.5/5
I did not believe what was happening. I didn't particularly like the performances.
Posted Feb 18, 2014
36
4/4
Not having read the book on which this impressive film is based I was completely unprepared for the way the narrative developed.
Posted Feb 18, 2014
37
2.5/5
Ender's Game (2013)
It was a bit like standing in a room where someone is playing a video game on a screen and you're not actually taking part in it but you have to watch interminably this game being played and it's just really a bit boring.
Posted Feb 18, 2014
38
2.5/5
Ender's Game (2013)
I thought this was a pretty witless affair.
Posted Feb 18, 2014
39
3.5/5
I think this moves at a rapid pace. I think it has got really good performances.
Posted Feb 18, 2014
40
3.5/5
This is a genre I usually enjoy and while CLOSED CIRCUIT has some shortcomings it's a thought-provoking thriller.
Posted Feb 18, 2014
41
4.5/5
Scene after scene brings truthfulness and insight into the at times difficult relationship.
Posted Feb 18, 2014
42
4/5
The Departed (2006)
As cop thrillers go, this is the best in quite a while.
Posted Feb 11, 2014
43
2.5/5
The Departed (2006)
I think GoodFellas leaves this for dead, absolutely for dead.
Posted Feb 11, 2014
44
4.5/5
Look, I think this is a fabulous film.
Posted Feb 6, 2014
45
4.5/5
One of the films of the year for me.
Posted Feb 6, 2014
46
3.5/5
The film's director, John Wells... is never able to escape from the theatrical origins of this over-heated drama, though lovers of the Edward Albee style of marital confrontation will doubtless revel in the melodrama
Posted Feb 6, 2014
47
It's funny, beautifully directed and acted and it's always been one of my favourites.
Posted Feb 3, 2014
48
4/5
This is an extraordinary film.
Posted Dec 23, 2013
49
4.5/5
I was overwhelmed by it, I've got to tell you. It really cut deep with me.
Posted Dec 23, 2013
50
4/5
I thought it was quite sweet.
Posted Dec 23, 2013