The Neighbourhood Paper (Australia)

The Neighbourhood Paper (Australia) is not a Tomatometer-approved publication. Reviews from this publication only count toward the Tomatometer when written by the following Tomatometer-approved critic(s): Cameron Williams, Lauren Carroll Harris, Luke Goodsell, Rochelle Siemienowicz
Rating Title/Year Author
Brother's Nest (2018) James Robert Douglas With all of five speaking roles, and a single location, it's a work of pleasingly compact dimensions. EDIT
Posted Jul 12, 2018
Unsane (2018) Harry Windsor The world of psychiatry is only a pretext for a Hitchcockian potboiler that plays with the audience's sense of the protagonist's identity and sanity. EDIT
Posted May 9, 2018
Ready Player One (2018) James Robert Douglas While the references accumulate, it begins to feel as though the film is telling us that a person's identity can be indexed to a list of culture consumed. EDIT
Posted Apr 13, 2018
Mary Magdalene (2018) Lauren Carroll Harris The problem with the film's "humanist" approach is that it's too... human-scaled. The result is a film made without magic or sublimity, in which reverence is replaced by diligence. EDIT
Posted Mar 8, 2018
Sweet Country (2017) Rochelle Siemienowicz Sweet Country may inspire rage and shame in the viewer, but it's not an alienating film. With great confidence, Thornton invites his audience to enjoy a well-told tragic tale. EDIT
Posted Feb 7, 2018
Phantom Thread (2017) Rochelle Siemienowicz The entire film is an acting master-class. Precisely delivered epigrammatic dialogue is interspersed with looks and gestures that speak a thousand words yet never say too much EDIT
Posted Feb 7, 2018
The Post (2017) Lauren Carroll Harris Still, it's to his credit that Spielberg fleshes out what the revelations of these papers meant for the US at the time. EDIT
Posted Jan 10, 2018
Justice League (2017) Cameron Williams A headache. A disorientating, nonsensical, hot mess barely tethered together by the digital blurs of DC Comics' heroes. These heroes appear to need saving from themselves. EDIT
Posted Nov 16, 2017
The Killing of a Sacred Deer (2017) Lauren Carroll Harris Lanthimos is a surgical filmmaker of great opacity. He offers few signposts as to his characters' motivations, or his film's broader meanings - it's up to Farrell and Kidman to play the subtext. EDIT
Posted Nov 16, 2017
Blade Runner 2049 (2017) Rochelle Siemienowicz It's a story about fathers and children, about memories and war. But it's the love story - problematic sexual politics and all - that feels so real. EDIT
Posted Oct 19, 2017
I Am Not Your Negro (2016) Luke Goodsell Raoul Peck's Oscar-nominated documentary, I Am Not Your Negro, takes one of Baldwin's unfinished manuscripts, Remember This House, and transforms it into an urgent exploration of US history. EDIT
Posted Sep 12, 2017
It (2017) Cameron Williams Only glances the skin but never gets under it. EDIT
Posted Sep 12, 2017
A Ghost Story (2017) Lauren Carroll Harris I feel real love for this film and its lost wandering creature. EDIT
Posted Aug 10, 2017
Dunkirk (2017) Cameron Williams Tightly focused, even minimalist approach to telling the true tale of a military disaster and how hope was cultivated in the sands a mighty failure. EDIT
Posted Jul 19, 2017
Baby Driver (2017) Cameron Williams The action film with the heart of a musical. Ask your local cinema to play it loud. EDIT
Posted Jul 18, 2017
War Machine (2017) Lauren Carroll Harris Like the war itself, the film is all over the place, with scenes darting between action filmmaking, comedy and drama. EDIT
Posted Jul 17, 2017
The Mummy (2017) Cameron Williams A film that approaches Cruise like it's 1996. Never settles into a groove and it's constantly suffering from an identity crisis. EDIT
Posted Jul 12, 2017