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Rating Title/Year Author
3/5 W.E. (2011) Amber Wilkinson While the film sacrifices depth in favour of shiny surfaces and is by no means a masterpiece, it is not an out-and-out failure either. EDIT
Posted Jan 20, 2012
4/5 Post Mortem (2010) Amber Wilkinson A gripping and emotionally affecting consideration of the casual evils that men do. EDIT
Posted Jun 10, 2011
3.5/5 Hey Hey It's Esther Blueburger (2008) Amber Wilkinson If you're sick of Hollywood teen movies that can't see past the end of their next tube of lip gloss, this Aussie alternative is well worth checking out. EDIT
Posted Jul 2, 2009
4/5 The Flying Scotsman (2006) Perky The ups and downs of the story are cleverly balanced. The euphoria of cycling is played against the loneliness of an isolated mind. EDIT
Posted Dec 30, 2006
3.5/5 East of Havana (2006) Perky An interesting peek under the covers of one of the world's most intriguing nations. EDIT
Posted Nov 4, 2006
5/5 Jindabyne (2006) Perky Absolutely brilliant. EDIT
Posted Sep 16, 2006
2.5/5 The Night Listener (2006) Mostic The Night Listener is one of those slow-burning thrillers that unravels its layers with a cleverly-guarded level of intensity. It contains some reasonable performances and offers you several alternatives as to what the ending might be. EDIT
Posted Aug 28, 2006
3.5/5 Who Killed the Electric Car? (2006) Rebort More a story about corporate intrigue and consumer action, than a serious discussion of how green electric cars really are, it does highlight some important issues around this very topical subject. EDIT
Posted Aug 28, 2006
4/5 An Inconvenient Truth (2006) Rebort The documentary should set straight any climate-change doubters who are still out there: it is real, it is happening right now, and the consequences could be catastrophic for the future of civilisation if we don't act immediately. EDIT
Posted Aug 28, 2006
4/5 Crank (2006) Mostic One of those B-movies that is actually quite funny because its so overtly OTT from the start. EDIT
Posted Aug 28, 2006
5/5 Little Miss Sunshine (2006) Mostic It's well worth it for the fantastic pay-off at the end. EDIT
Posted Aug 28, 2006
3.5/5 Poseidon (2006) Amazingly short (just 98 minutes) it shows what can be achieved with adroit editing. EDIT
Posted Jun 24, 2006
4/5 Over the Hedge (2006) The script crackles with electricity and humour and human society is sent up extremely well. EDIT
Posted Jun 24, 2006
3/5 Ask the Dust (2006) This is a movie, which, like its hero, has great ambitions but fails pitifully in many of them, yet one that can be treasured for its moments of pure beauty and shining rapture in its laboured attempt to become a classic. EDIT
Posted Jun 24, 2006
3/5 Thank You for Smoking (2005) This is a movie so light on its feet and so sharply written by director Jason Reitman from Christopher Buckley's novel that it may be a while before you notice its timidity. EDIT
Posted Jun 24, 2006
3.5/5 X-Men: The Last Stand (2006) Overall it's fun, fast and at times furious. EDIT
Posted May 24, 2006
4.5/5 Don't Come Knocking (2005) In its low-key way, Don't Come Knocking suggests that when we go looking for redemption we may get more than we bargained for. EDIT
Posted May 6, 2006
4/5 On a Clear Day (2005) Sullivat Mullan brings a gruff, no-nonsense persona to his role, making Frank's emotional journey well worth taking EDIT
Posted Jan 24, 2005
3/5 Mean Girls (2004) Dalawsta This film isn't in the same league as Freaky Friday, but for young teens, the light heartedness of a thoroughly identifiable story will be enough to tickle their fancy. EDIT
Posted Jun 21, 2004
3/5 Cheaper by the Dozen (2003) Otis There are moments of hilarity, watching the family not coping, and plenty to identify with. EDIT
Posted Feb 14, 2004
3/5 Something's Gotta Give (2003) The Hav Very enjoyable, but doesn't quite hit the highs of As Good As It Gets. EDIT
Posted Feb 2, 2004
4/5 The School of Rock (2003) Dyna This is career-breaking stuff for Black. EDIT
Posted Feb 2, 2004
4.5/5 The Emperor's New Clothes (2001) Em This film is pure, gentle, unabating delight. EDIT
Posted Feb 2, 2004
1/5 The Haunted Mansion (2003) The Hav The film is based on a Disney theme park ride, but feels like a creaky merry-go-round compared with the thrilling rollercoaster that was Pirates Of The Caribbean. EDIT
Posted Feb 2, 2004
4/5 Monster (2003) Dalawsta Where the film might have suffered from a lesser performance, a virtually unrecognisable Theron draws pathos from the script. EDIT
Posted Jan 24, 2004
4/5 The Human Stain (2003) Dyna The twisted story spans decades, but a series of consistently strong performances give the plot the cohesion it needs. EDIT
Posted Jan 23, 2004
3.5/5 Blind Spot: Hitler's Secretary (2002) Otis Traudl Junge tells her story with dignity, honesty and courage. She deserves respect. EDIT
Posted Jan 23, 2004
2/5 Scary Movie 3 (2003) Dalawsta The plot is ludicrous, haphazardly fusing titbits from each film into something silly and indefinable. EDIT
Posted Jan 23, 2004
3.5/5 The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz (1974) Em Dreyfuss is a force of nature. His energy is boundless. EDIT
Posted Jan 21, 2004
3/5 Blind Shaft (2003) Dalawsta The story leaves no doubt about its stance upon individual gain at the expense of others, brazenly slapping unregulated capitalism hard across the face. EDIT
Posted Jan 20, 2004
5/5 Stuck on You (2003) Ignatz Ratskiwatski Not only is the Farrelly brothers' latest film the funniest film of the year, it marks a quantum leap forward for the filmmaking duo. EDIT
Posted Jan 5, 2004
4/5 Freaky Friday (2003) Dalawsta Lightweight in nature, but funny, brilliantly scripted and subtly moulded, Mark Waters's remake of the 1976 original... crosses the timeline wonderfully well. EDIT
Posted Dec 22, 2003
2 Good Boy! (2003) Henry's Cat he humour provided by the local dogs is, at best, mildly amusing, relying too often on slapstick and innocuous fart jokes. EDIT
Posted Dec 20, 2003
3/5 Shattered Glass (2003) Rebort The human drama that unfolds is a compelling one. EDIT
Posted Nov 24, 2003
1/5 The Matrix Revolutions (2003) Ignatz Ratskiwatski If you thought The Matrix Reloaded had holes in it, this one is muddled beyond belief, accidentally humorous. EDIT
Posted Nov 10, 2003
4/5 Lost in Translation (2003) Rebort Quote not available. EDIT
Posted Oct 29, 2003
3.5/5 Pieces of April (2003) Mostic One of those comedies that aims for smalltime targets, hits them and packs both sadness and affection in spades into its well-edited 80 minute running-time without resorting to unnecessary sentimentalism. EDIT
Posted Oct 29, 2003
3/5 Kill Bill: Vol. 1 (2003) Ignatz Ratskiwatski Despite the (for some) outrageous amount of violence, Tarantino manages to stage these fight scenes with panache, opting for a tongue-in-cheek tone that elicits more chuckles than gasps of horror. EDIT
Posted Oct 13, 2003
4.5/5 The Rage in Placid Lake (2003) Dalawsta A cracking script feeds great delivery and, in the end, the feelgood factor is pleasingly high. EDIT
Posted Sep 10, 2003
5/5 Blazing Saddles (1974) Amber Wilkinson Rip-roaring comedy with fine performances from a star-studded cast. EDIT
Posted Sep 6, 2003
3.5/5 American Splendor (2003) Dalawsta Combining real life footage and interviews with Harvey Pekar, his wife and other characters portrayed, it's clear Paul Giamatti has done justice to the real man. EDIT
Posted Aug 27, 2003
2.5/5 Swimming Pool (2003) Angus Wolfe Murray The pace is languorous, which means nothing happens for ages. EDIT
Posted Aug 19, 2003
2.5/5 The Safety of Objects (2001) Angus Wolfe Murray The film's enigmatic nature sometimes spills over into a needlessly strident portentousness EDIT
Posted Aug 4, 2003
2.5/5 The Public Enemy (1931) Angus Wolfe Murray The next time you complain about violent American cop movies, rest assured that the Korean equivalent makes Dark Blue look shocking pink, if Public Enemy is anything to go by. EDIT
Posted Aug 2, 2003
4/5 Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines (2003) Sullivat A very satisfying return to the world of the machines EDIT
Posted Aug 2, 2003
3.5/5 Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines (2003) Rebort The pyrotechnics and special effects are impressive, but you really have to switch off a part of your brain at times to get into the story. EDIT
Posted Jul 7, 2003
1.5/5 Rain (2001) Angus Wolfe Murray The acting by the over-25s lacks spark, with Csokas particularly unconnected. EDIT
Posted Jul 2, 2003
4/5 Hukkle (2002) Rebort A delightful film, it takes you on an aural and visual tour of a small rural community at the height of summer. EDIT
Posted Jun 24, 2003
4.5/5 Winged Migration (2001) Rebort It would be difficult to get a more compelling bird's eye view of the world. EDIT
Posted Jun 16, 2003
3.5/5 Saturday Night and Sunday Morning (1960) Skerryvore The journey is still an enjoyable one. EDIT
Posted Jun 14, 2003