Daily Telegraph (Australia)

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Rating Title/Year Author
Modern Times (1936) Josephine O'Neill Modern Times, underneath its farce, is a curiously passionate jibe at the herd-instincts and herd clangour of a machine age. EDIT
Posted May 6, 2021
It Happened One Night (1934) Tele Staff The action swings along with the joyous nonsense of the song heard in one of its best sequences -- "The Man on the Flying Trapeze." EDIT
Posted Mar 31, 2021
The Miracle (1912) Tele Staff The production of the picture is excellent. The processions and ceremonies, as practised in the mediaeval days, in which countless actors and actresses take part, were splendidly portrayed. The settings generally are beautiful. EDIT
Posted Feb 26, 2021
The Hitch-Hiker (1953) Robin Slessor For suspense, this film nearly breaches the heights of Gary Cooper's High Noon. EDIT
Posted Feb 23, 2021
Babes in Arms (1939) Josephine O'Neill A grand time had by all. EDIT
Posted Feb 12, 2021
Intruder in the Dust (1949) Josephine O'Neill Authentic and powerful. EDIT
Posted Jan 28, 2021
Stormy Weather (1943) Josephine O'Neill What matter if the story is just a slender thread? This show is a super-de-luxe revue with never a dull moment. EDIT
Posted Jan 27, 2021
Cabin in the Sky (1943) Josephine O'Neill Ethel [Waters] has a grand voice, which would move the heart of an angel -- and it does. EDIT
Posted Dec 15, 2020
Outrage (1950) Josephine O'Neill My sympathy goes to screen newcomers Mala Powers and Tod Andrews for making their debut in such a maudlin, badly directed picture as Outrage. EDIT
Posted Dec 15, 2020
Gentleman Jim (1942) Josephine O'Neill Out of the blithely flctionised life of boxer James J. Corbett, otherwise "Gentleman Jim," Warners have made a robust, back-slapping, exciting movie which contains some of the most exciting fight scenes that ever thrilled the amateur. EDIT
Posted Dec 8, 2020
Andy Hardy's Blonde Trouble (1944) Josephine O'Neill The Hardy Family is suffering its own personal drought - of ideas. EDIT
Posted Nov 24, 2020
The Whistler (1944) Josephine O'Neill There are too many irrelevant incidents, and far too many pointless scenes. EDIT
Posted Nov 24, 2020
The Hairy Ape (1944) Josephine O'Neill Between the lovers of Eugene O'Neill and the lovers of a sexy melodrama, the film just falls with a thud. EDIT
Posted Nov 24, 2020
A Night at the Opera (1935) Josephine O'Neill Their eccentric adventures from Milan to New York contain such notable scenes as that in Groucho's cabin; the impersonation of the foreign aviators; the disruption of the opera orchestra; and the final, breathless sequences. EDIT
Posted Nov 19, 2020
Double Indemnity (1944) Josephine O'Neill Tough, suspenseful melodrama that holds the audience mouse-quiet in its seats. EDIT
Posted Nov 18, 2020
Home of the Brave (1949) Josephine O'Neill You won't be deafened by any propaganda drum. But the fresh, almost businesslike style makes the fact of prejudice more powerful. The very concentration of the compelling "incident" (to quote the prologue), emphasises its universality. EDIT
Posted Nov 16, 2020
The Flapper (1920) Tele Staff The film is extremely entertaining, and running through it ore some fine glimpses of scenery. EDIT
Posted Nov 10, 2020
Cat People (1942) Josephine O'Neill [Cat People] takes a long time to become horrifying. When it does, it is terrific. EDIT
Posted Oct 16, 2020
Blondie on a Budget (1940) Josephine O'Neill Blondie is becoming a shrew. EDIT
Posted Oct 16, 2020
Congo Maisie (1940) Josephine O'Neill Ann herself is as snappily comic as she was in her first adventure. EDIT
Posted Oct 16, 2020
The Man They Could Not Hang (1939) Josephine O'Neill Another dash Into medical research by that busy savant, Boris Karloff. EDIT
Posted Oct 16, 2020
Judge Hardy and Son (1939) Josephine O'Neill Mickey Rooney need not have had two crying scenes. But the Hardys are still the most human people on the screen. EDIT
Posted Oct 16, 2020
Over the Moon (1940) Josephine O'Neill Long patches of lovely but rrelevant Riviera scenery alternate with short patches of catty humor. EDIT
Posted Oct 16, 2020
Cabiria (1914) Tele Staff Described as the greatest film-play yet produced, Cabiria well upheld that description. The acting was excellent and the scenes realistic. EDIT
Posted Oct 16, 2020
Destry Rides Again (1939) Josephine O'Neill I never thought I'd last to hear Dietrich shouting, 'Yippee." EDIT
Posted Oct 16, 2020
The Invisible Man Returns (1940) Josephine O'Neill The film is a field day for the youngsters, and the cameraman. EDIT
Posted Oct 15, 2020
The Shining Hour (1938) Josephine O'Neill Worth seeing, for... Margaret Sullavan's heart-catching performance, and those swooningly. superb clothes. Otherwise "The Shining Hour" is one of those suffocating, sophisticated dramas in which people will change partners and talk about their emotions. EDIT
Posted Oct 14, 2020
Phantom Gold (1938) Josephine O'Neill Jack Luden is a Western star new to me - but the story isn't. EDIT
Posted Oct 14, 2020
Nancy Drew -- Reporter (1939) Josephine O'Neill The film is easy, programme humor, with a dash or two of genuine excitement. EDIT
Posted Oct 14, 2020
Out West With the Hardys (1938) Josephine O'Neill It is amazing to see how well M.G.M . sustains the standard of the series. "Out West With the Hardys," as well as being the latest, is the best. EDIT
Posted Oct 14, 2020
Manhattan Melodrama (1934) Josephine O'Neill Makes the modern stuff manneredly anaemic in comparison. And how many films have copied its plot? EDIT
Posted Oct 14, 2020
Son of Frankenstein (1939) Josephine O'Neill The job of welding fantasy and everyday into one whole falls mainly upon Basil Rathbone, as Frankenstein; and he does it magnificently. No lesser actor could have succeeded. EDIT
Posted Oct 14, 2020
Creature From the Black Lagoon (1954) Josephine O'Neill Along comes one of those tedious, topeed expeditions, in a battered white boat, and the "Gill-Man" is chased, photographed, speared, half-asphyxiated, and screamed at. No wonder he commits murder (five of them). EDIT
Posted Oct 12, 2020
Dead of Night (1945) Trevor Lane It has five episodes -- two brilliant and macabre, one really funny, one interesting and one slapdash and incompetent. EDIT
Posted Oct 12, 2020
I Walked With a Zombie (1943) Josephine O'Neill Fascinating from a production point of view, I Walked With a Zombie, is as entertainment, chilled to the right temperature. EDIT
Posted Oct 6, 2020
Island of Lost Souls (1933) Tele Staff Everyone expected a sterling performance from Charles Laughton, but again he proves that he has something fresh to give each film. EDIT
Posted Oct 6, 2020
The Mummy (1932) Josephine O'Neill The Mummy owes a great deal to Willy Pogany, artist, illustrator, and mural painter, who designed its sets. EDIT
Posted Oct 6, 2020
Kismet (1930) Tele Staff There is no fault to find with this picture as an entertainment, and its settings are at all times extravagantly beautiful. EDIT
Posted Sep 28, 2020
Red Hair (1928) Tele Staff Even a farce these days must have its "comic relief," and that was neatly injected into the Clara Bow film by the inimitable William Austin, whose droll gentility is always a delight. EDIT
Posted Sep 16, 2020
Ladies of the Mob (1928) Tele Staff As a bit of emotional drama, Ladies of the Mob is exquisite, and, incidentally, indicates a welcome breakaway from the previous Clara Bow frivols. EDIT
Posted Sep 15, 2020
The Blue Mountains Mystery (1921) Tele Staff It is extremely gratifying to observe that local film producers are receiving generous encouragement. from the managers of picture theatres, and that their work is of a character which compares favorably with the best of American screen plays. EDIT
Posted Sep 14, 2020
3/5 Bill & Ted Face the Music (2020) Vicky Roach Did the world need another Bill & Ted movie? That's debatable. But the film's message - that if this is as good as it gets, well, it could have been a whole lot worse - feels kind of appropriate. EDIT
Posted Sep 10, 2020
3.5/5 Mulan (2020) Vicky Roach Mulan certainly enriches Disney's cultural canon. EDIT
Posted Sep 10, 2020
Rough House Rosie (1927) Tele Staff In spite of such a hackneyed frame the picture is attractive. In fact, the frame seldom matters much when Clara Bow is letting off her gymnastic and emotional fireworks. EDIT
Posted Sep 9, 2020
Maria Candelaria (1944) Josephine O'Neill Fascinating. EDIT
Posted Sep 8, 2020
Cyrano de Bergerac (1950) Tele Staff A superior film, one to see - but it should have been a great one. EDIT
Posted Sep 2, 2020
The Bad and the Beautiful (1952) Robin Slessor The film gets full marks for dialogue and full marks for direction by Vincente Minnelli. EDIT
Posted Aug 31, 2020
Ben-Hur (1925) Tele Staff It is an amazing production. If only for the chariot race alone all Sydney will want to see it. EDIT
Posted Aug 31, 2020
Gilda (1946) Josephine O'Neill Gilda is a sultry melodrama, heavily laced with intrigue, in which Rita Hayworth dissipates as much sex-appeal as the screen will bear. EDIT
Posted Aug 25, 2020
2.5/5 I Am Woman (2019) Vicky Roach It's an (over) familiar rock 'n' roll story. EDIT
Posted Aug 24, 2020