Onya Magazine

Onya Magazine is not a Tomatometer-approved publication. Reviews from this publication only count toward the Tomatometer when written by the following Tomatometer-approved critic(s): Glenn Dunks
Rating Title/Year Author
B+ Jane Fonda in Five Acts (2018) Glenn Dunks Her mug shot may be used as the central marketing hook, but there was so much more to Fonda than just "Hanoi Jane" and I liked that Five Acts gave equal weight to all of her work both on and off screen. EDIT
Posted Dec 23, 2018
A- Outback (1971) Glenn Dunks If you have any interest whatsoever in discovering the true classics of Australian cinema, there are far worse places you could start than with Wake in Fright. EDIT
Posted Oct 17, 2013
B+ The Waiting City (2009) Glenn Dunks [Director Claire McCarthy] wrings true emotion out of simple moments that audiences will recognise. EDIT
Posted Oct 17, 2013
C- South Solitary (2010) Glenn Dunks It's a dull and lifeless movie that doesn't have a place in the landscape of Australian cinema of 2010. EDIT
Posted Oct 17, 2013
B- Wasted on the Young (2010) Glenn Dunks Wasted on the Young's pulsating soundtrack, immediate direction by first time filmmaker Lucas ... and Leanne Cole's hectic editing all lend the film a vibrancy that is sorely lacking in a lot of cinema these days. EDIT
Posted Oct 17, 2013
A The Tree (2010) Glenn Dunks [The Tree is] one of the most personally striking films of the year. EDIT
Posted Oct 17, 2013
B+ Griff the Invisible (2010) Glenn Dunks It's a film that asks potent questions about important topics, but will first and foremost charm viewers with its oddball humour and romanticism. Griff the Invisible is a treat. EDIT
Posted Oct 17, 2013
B- Mad Bastards (2011) Glenn Dunks Fletcher has done a great job with Mad Bastards and should be especially commended for getting the performances out of these non-actors. EDIT
Posted Oct 17, 2013
B+ Oranges and Sunshine (2010) Glenn Dunks Oranges and Sunshine is a powerful exploration and its subjects should be proud. EDIT
Posted Oct 17, 2013
B+ Sleeping Beauty (2010) Glenn Dunks [The] movie trades in ambiguity and uncomfortable awkwardness, the often hypnotising trance it emits is a fascinating sight to witness. EDIT
Posted Oct 17, 2013
B Face to Face (2010) Glenn Dunks Face to Face will never be mistaken for the most exciting film of the year, but it's a bold one nonetheless that rewards viewers with spiky wordplay and tart performances. EDIT
Posted Oct 17, 2013
B+ The Hunter (2011) Glenn Dunks It is an atmospheric and richly rewarding film that glides along at a pace akin to that of the small country local within which it's set. EDIT
Posted Oct 17, 2013
B+ The Tall Man (2011) Glenn Dunks The Tall Man weaves a gripping tale that covers race, class, politics and even love with a filmmaking skill that belies its origins. It's one of the finest Australian films of the year. EDIT
Posted Oct 17, 2013
B+ X (2011) Glenn Dunks X most certainly won't be for everyone, but I found myself enjoying every second of its slick, bordering on camp, nature. It's one of the most alive and confident genre titles to come out of this country in quite some time. EDIT
Posted Oct 17, 2013
B+ Black & White & Sex (2012) Glenn Dunks With its hopscotch structure and cracker performances, Black & White & Sex eventually succeeds at turning its rather circumspect beginnings into a fascinating whole. EDIT
Posted Oct 17, 2013
B Wish You Were Here (2012) Glenn Dunks [As] a more contemplative look at the ways unexplained tragedy plays with the emotions of people who supposedly have it all, it works. EDIT
Posted Oct 17, 2013
C+ Persecution Blues: The Battle for the Tote (2011) Glenn Dunks I doubt Persecution Blues: The Battle for The Tote will be anybody's idea of radical, blazing cinema, but it does capture an interesting moment in time... EDIT
Posted Oct 17, 2013
B+ I Am Eleven (2014) Glenn Dunks Racism, poverty, bullying, and traditional culture rear their ugly heads in some of the lives, but its important to note that Bailey's mission statement seems to be, most of all, to highlight the positive. EDIT
Posted Oct 17, 2013
B The King Is Dead! (2012) Glenn Dunks The screenplay comes with a wealth of comical gags and observations about suburban life that many audiences should identify with. EDIT
Posted Oct 17, 2013
B The Sapphires (2012) Glenn Dunks The skill and sly moments of real panache help turn The Sapphires into a shining example of the type of film this country really ought to be making more of. EDIT
Posted Oct 17, 2013
B- Make Hummus Not War (2012) Glenn Dunks [Brings] the conflict of the West Bank to audiences in a lighter and accessible way. EDIT
Posted Oct 17, 2013
A- Lore (2012) Glenn Dunks It's this mature take on the subject matter that makes Lore the finest Australian film of the year. EDIT
Posted Oct 17, 2013
Exit (2011) Glenn Dunks [Exit] is a thematically ambitious story that manages to create its own mysterious style in spite of what one can only assume was a very minimal budget. EDIT
Posted Oct 17, 2013
Wrinkles (2014) Glenn Dunks There are some really charming moments of cheeky wit found within Wrinkles, and anybody that has experienced a loved one going through Alzheimer's will surely find the material quite effecting. EDIT
Posted Sep 8, 2013
In Darkness (2011) Glenn Dunks The title says it all, really. EDIT
Posted Sep 8, 2013
Rampart (2011) Glenn Dunks [A] cop drama in the vein of Bad Lieutenant, except in this case the bad cop that is front and centre truly thinks he's doing good. EDIT
Posted Sep 8, 2013