Daily Telegraph (Australia)

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Rating Title/Year Author
3/5 The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part (2019) Vicky Roach But in the end, director Mike Mitchell...would appear to be missing a few key pieces. He's clearly playing with a hand-me-down set. EDIT
Posted Mar 18, 2019
3.5/5 Mard Ko Dard Nahin Hota (2018) Vicky Roach A butterfly-kicking, bilingual crowd-pleaser. EDIT
Posted Mar 18, 2019
3.5/5 Destroyer (2018) Vicky Roach While the merciless avenger is operating under a scorched earth policy, the film still has a twist or two up its sleeve. EDIT
Posted Mar 18, 2019
3/5 Swimming With Men (2018) Vicky Roach A gentle, feel-good tonic to a hellish week at the office. EDIT
Posted Mar 18, 2019
King of Chinatown (1939) Josephine O'Neill [It's] about a woman surgeon and a racketeer with noble instincts, who suffers a change of soul after she has saved his life. It seems a pity that this reformation has to wait until the end of the film... an awful lot of tedium could have been prevented. EDIT
Posted Mar 16, 2019
Hamlet (1948) Josephine O'Neill The brilliance of how Olivier has done Hamlet almost sweeps us into forgetting what he has done with it. EDIT
Posted Mar 15, 2019
The Emperor Waltz (1948) Josephine O'Neill Brackett and Wilder get their effect by combining a free-for-all farcical story with formal magnificence in setting, and costume. EDIT
Posted Mar 15, 2019
The Paradine Case (1947) Josephine O'Neill Selznick's production has his accustomed fine taste. EDIT
Posted Mar 15, 2019
Black Bart (1948) Josephine O'Neill Too, too familiar. EDIT
Posted Mar 15, 2019
Rebecca (1940) Josephine O'Neill Joan Fontaine's performance as the second Mrs. de Winter is intuitive, exquisite, touchingly true. The type of work that comes once to a lifetime. EDIT
Posted Mar 15, 2019
The Stranger (1946) Josephine O'Neill They are backed by a smooth production, of brains and taste, and by a script that skillfully conceals the gaping holes in its mesh of intrigue. EDIT
Posted Mar 15, 2019
Secret Agent (1936) Josephine O'Neill In spite of many brilliant touches Alfred Hitchcocks third film is disappointing. The British producer fails to establish that tense atmosphere of The Man Who Knew Too Much" and The 39 Steps. EDIT
Posted Mar 15, 2019
Daughter of Shanghai (1937) Josephine O'Neill The noveity of this thriller's theme makes it stout entertainment for the melodrama fans. EDIT
Posted Mar 15, 2019
Dangerous to Know (1938) Josephine O'Neill Altogether, a most uneven piece of work. EDIT
Posted Mar 15, 2019
Alita: Battle Angel (2019) Vicky Roach If the animation and visual effects are state of the art, the dialogue predates the industrial age. EDIT
Posted Feb 11, 2019
4/5 Green Book (2018) Vicky Roach Mortensen, rarely seen in comic roles, plays the buffoon like a virtuoso. And Ali...finds dignity in the most unlikely of places. EDIT
Posted Jan 22, 2019
3.5/5 Loro (2018) Vicky Roach A colourful and compelling account of the fall of a contemporary Roman Empire. EDIT
Posted Jan 22, 2019
2.5/5 Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald (2018) Vicky Roach The filmmakers have gotten so caught up in their world building, their characters are often left with very little to do, except stand there in slack-jawed wonder - presumably mirrored by their audience. EDIT
Posted Nov 19, 2018
4.5/5 Widows (2018) Vicky Roach Raw, brutal, compelling, and heart-achingly sad. EDIT
Posted Nov 19, 2018
3/5 The Girl in the Spider's Web (2018) Vicky Roach Foy's Salander has less sharp edges than her predecessors, but the actress brings a winning combination of toughness and vulnerability to the role. EDIT
Posted Nov 6, 2018
4/5 Boy Erased (2018) Vicky Roach By treating all of his characters with respect - and even, dare I say it, compassion - the writer-actor-director offers up a thoughtful study of faith, courage and prejudice. EDIT
Posted Nov 6, 2018
Bohemian Rhapsody (2018) Vicky Roach [Malek creates] a soulful impression of the late great rock star, successfully channelling Mercury's sinuous stage persona in a series of charismatic concert performances underpinned by Queen's rousing back catalogue. EDIT
Posted Nov 1, 2018
4/5 Fahrenheit 11/9 (2018) Vicky Roach Michael Moore might have been beating the same drum for the best part of 30 years, but the rumpled rabblerouser's insistent rhythm is hard to resist. EDIT
Posted Nov 1, 2018
3.5/5 Beautiful Boy (2018) Vicky Roach An achingly tender film about letting go. EDIT
Posted Oct 25, 2018
2/5 A Simple Favor (2018) Vicky Roach The film feels more like a sugar rush. Even before the credits roll, you can feel your blood glucose levels starting to plummet. EDIT
Posted Sep 17, 2018
2/5 Ladies in Black (2018) Vicky Roach The characters behave as though they are stuck in some kind of handsome display case. The filmmakers fail to bring them to life. EDIT
Posted Sep 17, 2018
1/5 The Predator (2018) Vicky Roach Audiences might [have] reasonably expected more from the seasoned action screenwriter. EDIT
Posted Sep 17, 2018
3.5/5 Searching (2018) Vicky Roach Perhaps Searching's biggest achievement is the way it so eloquently illustrates the gulf that can exist between a loving-if-flawed father and his struggling adolescent daughter. EDIT
Posted Sep 13, 2018
3/5 Christopher Robin (2018) Vicky Roach Pooh's innocent philosophy hits the sweet spot - even McGregor's earnest plodder benefits from his proximity to the film's real star. EDIT
Posted Sep 13, 2018
Mile 22 (2018) Vicky Roach Perhaps Berg is hoping all that sound and fury will camouflage the holes in the plot. Instead, Mile 22 implodes under the weight of its own heavy weaponry. EDIT
Posted Sep 5, 2018
Wayne (2018) Vicky Roach Directed by Jeremy Sims, Wayne is snapshot of '80s male culture; a tall-but-true story of a life lived at full tilt by a bloke with a singular vision and the audacity to deliver on it. EDIT
Posted Sep 5, 2018
The Miseducation of Cameron Post (2018) Vicky Roach The strengths of The Miseducation Of Cameron Post is director Desiree Akhavan's understated treatment of this potentially heavy-handed, message-driven material. EDIT
Posted Sep 5, 2018
Crazy Rich Asians (2018) Vicky Roach Such uniformly strong performances from so many little-seen or unknown actors is a stark reminder of the wealth of talent that is there for a slowly diversifying Hollywood to tap into. EDIT
Posted Aug 28, 2018
2.5/5 Tag (2018) Vicky Roach But while there's something appealing about Tag's aggressive physical comedy, the film's premise is thin to the point of undernourishment. This is reflected in a forced and unconvincing resolution. EDIT
Posted Jun 18, 2018
3/5 Incredibles 2 (2018) Vicky Roach Incredibles 2 is a solid enough sequel, but it doesn't have the original film's light, playful touch. EDIT
Posted Jun 18, 2018
3/5 Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom (2018) Vicky Roach Fallen Kingdom ups the ante with a new, genetically enhanced super predator. EDIT
Posted Jun 18, 2018
3/5 Ocean's 8 (2018) Vicky Roach It's fun to be scammed so seductively. EDIT
Posted Jun 11, 2018
2.5/5 Kodachrome (2017) Vicky Roach Sudeikis has perhaps the most challenging role. He struggles to find the right pitch. EDIT
Posted Jun 6, 2018
3.5/5 Hereditary (2018) Vicky Roach [Director Aster] manipulates his audience with as much skill and dexterity as Annie displays in creating her everyday dolls houses, an original, contemporary, evocative twist on the classic Victorian horror trope. EDIT
Posted Jun 6, 2018
2.5/5 The Bookshop (2017) Vicky Roach Although it celebrates an essentially antiquated art form, The Bookshop is rigorously unsentimental in tone. EDIT
Posted Jun 4, 2018
2.5/5 I Kill Giants (2017) Vicky Roach Wolfe successfully conveys the high-stakes intensity of Barbara's experience. But while the character is credibly immersed in the dark, strange, paranoid, animistic world she has created for herself, the filmmakers never really get inside her head. EDIT
Posted Jun 4, 2018
2/5 Gauguin : voyage de Tahiti (2017) Vicky Roach Despite Cassell's committed performance, Gauguin doesn't really add much to (or subtract much from) an already threadbare myth. EDIT
Posted Jun 4, 2018
2.5/5 Gringo (2018) Vicky Roach Not even Gringo's impressive ensemble cast can breathe much life into these overblown but underwritten characters. EDIT
Posted May 29, 2018
2.5/5 Midnight Oil 1984 (2018) Vicky Roach It delivers. And there are a few candid offstage moments fans can't miss. EDIT
Posted May 14, 2018
3.5/5 Tully (2018) Vicky Roach But the chemistry between the two actresses is so strong, and the story is so affecting, the unresolved elements of their relationship don't matter nearly as much as one might expect. EDIT
Posted May 14, 2018
3.5/5 Isle of Dogs (2018) Vicky Roach A one-of-a-kind, sweet-and-salty bitser. EDIT
Posted Apr 9, 2018
3/5 Early Man (2018) Vicky Roach In a cinematic landscape that favours wisecracking motormouths and polished but increasingly generic CGI, Early Man's sweet-natured slapstick and endearingly "primitive" look feel like a welcome counterbalance. EDIT
Posted Apr 9, 2018
2/5 A Wrinkle in Time (2018) Vicky Roach Bedazzling visual effects notwithstanding, the finished product is disconcertingly bland. EDIT
Posted Apr 2, 2018
4/5 A Quiet Place (2018) Vicky Roach [John] Krasinski directs with the precision of a master craftsman - there are flaws in the logic of the world he and co-writers Scott Beck and Bryan Woods have created, but they barely register. EDIT
Posted Apr 2, 2018
Ready Player One (2018) Vicky Roach Ready Player One is a love letter to '80s pop culture, jam packed with references... Beneath its retro glad rags, however, the story is deceptively layered. EDIT
Posted Mar 25, 2018