The Big Issue (Australia)

The Big Issue (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): Alice Tynan, Anthony Morris, Glenn Dunks, Lauren Carroll Harris, Rochelle Siemienowicz
Rating Title/Year Author
3/5 What a Man! (1944) Carly Millar [Matthias] Schweighöfer has created a shameless, formulaic rom-com, even down to the clichéd 'mad scramble to the airport to declare undying love' resolution. It's also strangely enjoyable. EDIT
Posted Aug 15, 2017
3/5 Comme un chef (2012) Rochelle Siemienowicz There's very little to tax or surprise the viewer, but it's a fun swipe at those who take their food too seriously. EDIT
Posted Aug 15, 2017
3.5/5 Snow White and the Huntsman (2012) Anthony Morris It's not a classic telling of a classic tale, but it sure is pretty to look at. EDIT
Posted Aug 15, 2017
4/5 Inherent Vice (2014) Rebecca Harkins-Cross What this meandering style allows [Paul Thomas] Anderson to capture is the sense of a generation so determined to escape they've lost sight of the source of their malaise and, indeed, their purpose. EDIT
Posted Aug 15, 2017
3.5/5 Take This Waltz (2011) Rebecca Harkins-Cross Sensuous cinematography captures the oppressive summer, where characters drip with sweat and desire. EDIT
Posted Aug 15, 2017
4/5 Haywire (2011) Lee Zachariah This is action cinema for those who like a bit of depth in their violence. EDIT
Posted Aug 15, 2017
4/5 Cosmopolis (2012) Anthony Morris [Robert] Pattinson is enthralling as a man who never quite adds up. EDIT
Posted Aug 15, 2017
4.5/5 Beasts of the Southern Wild (2012) Rebecca Harkins-Cross On a shoestring budget, debut director Benh Zeitlin has created an epic that captures the hardness, grace, magic and raucous joy of the Deep South. Not to be missed. EDIT
Posted Aug 15, 2017
4.5/5 Liberal Arts (2012) Rochelle Siemienowicz There's nothing predictable about the way the romance unfolds. EDIT
Posted Aug 15, 2017
3.5/5 A Separation (2011) Jody Macgregor A Separation raises a lot of questions: some the viewer is left to consider; others have answers cleverly concealed in the manner of an expertly crafted detective movie. EDIT
Posted Aug 15, 2017
3/5 Frankenweenie (2012) Alice Tynan Frankenweenie might have been better off remaining a short. EDIT
Posted Aug 15, 2017
4.5/5 The Cabin in the Woods (2011) Sean Lynch As funny as it is horrifying, as disrespectful as it is utterly faithful - to give away any more would deprive you of one of the most surprising and refreshing films you are likely to see this decade. EDIT
Posted Aug 15, 2017
4.5/5 The Master (2012) Anthony Morris The results [are] haunting. EDIT
Posted Aug 15, 2017
4/5 Skyfall (2012) Anthony Thomas [Javier] Bardem's gleefully sinister performance makes him the most traditional (and fun) Bond villain in years. EDIT
Posted Aug 15, 2017
4/5 Bernie (2011) Carolina Parkinson [Richard] Linklater expertly directs his stars and a brilliant cast of non-actors without condescension, relying instead on the remarkable and bizarre truth of this fascinating only-in-America tale. EDIT
Posted Aug 15, 2017
4/5 Into the Abyss (2011) Guy Davis Myriad viewpoints, combined with Herzog's sensitive but candid line of questioning, result in a thought-provoking study EDIT
Posted Aug 15, 2017
3/5 All the Way Through Evening (2011) Rebecca Harkins-Cross This low-budget documentary is highly moving, providing insight into inconceivable personal and cultural loss. EDIT
Posted Aug 15, 2017
4.5/5 Life of Pi (2012) Alice Tynan Stunning visuals and a bravura performance from newcomer Suraj Sharma as the young protagonist make Life of Pi a quest destined to impress. EDIT
Posted Aug 15, 2017
3.5/5 Flight (2012) Rebecca Harkins-Cross [Robert] Zemeckis generally eschews addiction clichés and predictable outcomes. EDIT
Posted Aug 15, 2017
4/5 Lincoln (2012) Alice Tynan Lincoln is a history lesson you'll not want to miss. EDIT
Posted Aug 15, 2017
4/5 Lawless (2012) Sean Lynch The Sopranos with moonshine: welcome to the world of Lawless. EDIT
Posted Aug 15, 2017
4/5 West of Memphis (2012) Lee Zachariah No prior knowledge of the crime is required, and those wanting a proper resolution to the story will not be dissatisfied. EDIT
Posted Aug 15, 2017
4/5 Barbara (2012) Dion Kagan Barbara evokes nostalgia for the look of socialist East Berlin and a creeping horror at its dehumanisation of everyday life. EDIT
Posted Aug 15, 2017
3.5/5 Resident Evil: Retribution (2012) Guy Davis Rather than try to make sense of a story where Alice is pitted against rampaging monsters in scenarios borrowed from other movies, focus instead on the simple pleasures this saga provides. EDIT
Posted Aug 15, 2017
3/5 The Look of Love (2013) Rochelle Siemienowicz If [Michael Winterbottom] wanted to drain the Soho smut industry of all nostalgic glamour and fun, then he's succeeded. EDIT
Posted Aug 15, 2017
5/5 Blue Is the Warmest Color (2013) Dion Kagan 'Coming-of-age drama' sounds like a terrible cliché, but there are few other ways of describing Blue Is the Warmest Colour. EDIT
Posted Aug 15, 2017
3.5/5 Stoker (2013) Rebecca Harkins-Cross Blood proves to be thicker than water, and there's a lot of it by the film's end. EDIT
Posted Aug 15, 2017
3/5 The Counselor (2013) Rebecca Harkins-Cross The Counselor is an unwieldy beast, often laughable in its pomposity yet strangely compelling all the same. Like a cheetah tearing apart a jack rabbit, it's difficult to look away. EDIT
Posted Aug 15, 2017
4/5 The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014) Rebecca Harkins-Cross For [Wes] Anderson, the hotel is like a doll's house where he may arrange each object precisely as he likes - a dream for a director whose distinctive style is marked by his finickiness. EDIT
Posted Aug 15, 2017
5/5 Charlie's Country (2013) James Robert Douglas Charlie's Country is a gift for both actor and audiences. EDIT
Posted Aug 15, 2017
4/5 The Trip to Italy (2014) Anthony Morris The food and sightseeing is fun, but the relationship is the core here. EDIT
Posted Aug 15, 2017
4/5 Two Days, One Night (2014) Rebecca Harkins-Cross Nobody knows how much money matters more than the poor. EDIT
Posted Aug 15, 2017
4.5/5 Selma (2014) Glenn Dunks This story is powerful and inspiring stuff. The skill used to tell it should be witnessed by all. EDIT
Posted Aug 15, 2017
4/5 Loving (2016) Rochelle Siemienowicz True love is written into every scene, like a simple black-and-white fact that can't be denied. EDIT
Posted Aug 15, 2017
3.5/5 Gone Girl (2014) Rebecca Harkins-Cross That doesn't mean Gone Girl isn't a riveting ride, including a clever twist to rival The Sixth Sense or The Crying Game. It's just that the couple doesn't garner much sympathy. EDIT
Posted Jul 19, 2017
Rosewater (2014) Lauren Carroll Harris When it ventures into the more abstract territory of its tortured protagonist's mind, the film is able to show how comedians can be unlikely heroes for serious causes, and how humour and imagination can survive the worst totalitarian attacks. EDIT
Posted Jul 18, 2017