Man Up (2015)
Now Add Honey (2015)
The Dressmaker (2016)
"A winning, whacky, hugely enjoyable slice of Australiana that begins with a whisper and ends with a heck of a bang...unspools as a big, boisterous period comedy driven by a thirst for revenge, a desire for romance and a hunger to entertain. "
The Last Witch Hunter (2015)
"An all-but-incomprehensible supernatural action mish-mash in which Vin Diesel plays an immortal modern-day witch hunter... A passable time killer that will lose nothing once it hits the vending machines."
Sleeping with Other People (2015)
The Lobster (2016)
Alex & Eve (2015)
Bridge of Spies (2015)
"Somehow Steven Spielberg - once the most enthralling, populist and cinematic of all mainstream directors - has turned an exciting page in Cold War intrigue into a dry, turgid history lesson...largely boring."
The Walk (2015)
"Most people should find the film's finale stunning as The Walk fulfils its unstated though obvious brief to present a factually based urban fairy tale designed to recast the towers as beacons of wonder and beauty rather than as symbols of terror."
"There's no denying the film's upbeat feel, and it would be lovely to see the film make a killing here and in India as a reward for its sweet intentions, though it's hard to imagine even Lee's stature in India overcoming his stiffness on screen."
Crimson Peak (2015)
"Urgh. Another slice of over-designed pseudo-gothic crud from the criminally over-rated Guillermo del Toro, who has dutifully followed up his Transformers knock-off Pacific Rim with a bloated, empty-headed haunted house jaunt."
Black Mass (2015)
Miss You Already (2015)
"A very well-made film, first-time director Rebecca Cremona shows a sureness of touch countering the overarching politics of the scenario with the personal struggles of its humble, increasingly desperate characters. "
The Martian (2015)
"Easily one of the most engrossing, enthralling and entertaining films of the year...In essence, The Martian is the antithesis of a superhero movie; instead of one man trying to save the world, it's about the world trying to save one man."
The Intern (2015)
Force Of Destiny (2015)
Cut Snake (2015)
"A tough little crime drama full of muted anger, growled dialogue and whispered threats...Much as we applaud the achievements of filmmakers working on small budgets, you can't hand out free passes when those limitations hobble the flow and feel of a film."
The Visit (2015)
Blinky Bill The Movie (2016)
"Sweet-hearted, brightly animated, fun-filled children's film...easily the measure of the stuff we see from mega-studios such as Dreamworks and Pixar, and though the animation doesn't quite have their scale or dazzle it's certainly of world standard."
Another Country (2015)
How To Change The World (2015)
"Packed with high-quality action and superb direction by Wes Ball (who did the first Maze), the film does not feature any of the plot potholes, infuriating inconsistencies or maddening logical leaps that riddle its rival dystopian franchises."
"Pixels really is a well-made, totally harmless, highly enjoyable piece of family film confection, and it's hard to connect the venomous reviews with the film that's up there on the screen...Sandler must be laughing his heads off at his haters. "
The Transporter Refueled (2015)
American Ultra (2015)
"Nerdy Jesse Eisdenberg as an action man? You better believe it as he devours his role as a slacker/CIA sleeper agent who is targeted for termination...A very tight, enjoyable action comedy romp with Kristen Stewart providing great value-add."
A Walk In The Woods (2015)
"In one of the most generous pieces of movie casting ever, travel writer Bill Bryson is portrayed by Robert Redford in this lazy, feather-light adaptation of his book about walking the Appalachian Trail."
Straight Outta Compton (2015)
The Wolfpack (2015)
"Six brothers and a sister locked in a New York apartment...turn to the movies as their main means of connecting to the outside world... An admittedly bizarre documentary, chiefly because of how normal and unaffected they all now seem. "
Best Of Enemies (2015)
"Veteran John Jarratt co-directed this with Kaarin Fairfax, and while they let fly at each other with copious energy, their verbal conflagration could have benefitted from fewer swear words, more jokes and a tighter running time. "
Ricki And The Flash (2015)
"We have become so conditioned to calling Meryl Streep a great actress that we tend to regard any performance she gives as great. This, of course, is not always the case, as her work in this boring, badly made, wafer-thin, tiresome film attests. "
The Gift (2015)
"What starts out as a standard psycho drama soon develops into a deliciously malicious tale of deceit and secrecy, ridden with some ingenious left turns...will hopefully see Edgerton serve more time behind the camera."
Holding The Man (2015)
"Director Neil Armfield sidesteps melodrama to deliver a heart-breaking, sensitive, poignant portrait of love and loss. Anthony LaPaglia and Guy Pearce provide sturdy support as the fathers...2015 is turning into a stellar year for Australian film "
Irrational Man (2015)
"Though much has been made of the physical transformation Jake Gyllenhaal put himself through to look like a real boxer, Southpaw is a fairly standard, by-the-numbers boxing melodrama that hits all those beats we're accustomed to through the Rocky films."
The Man From U.N.C.L.E. (2015)
Last Cab To Darwin (2016)