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ScreenHub is not a Tomatometer-approved publication. Reviews from this publication only count toward the Tomatometer® when written by the following Tomatometer-approved critic(s): Adrian Martin, Anthony Morris, Glenn Dunks, Mel Campbell, Sarah Ward
Rating Title/Year Author
Bloodshot Heart (2020) Adrian Martin A drunken Australian step-cousin of 1970s European and American cinema, Parish Malfitano's excellent debut is a rich minestrone stew of cinephilic allusions. EDIT
Posted Aug 31, 2020
3.5/5 Lowdown Dirty Criminals (2020) Anthony Morris This isn't a classic by any stretch and it's hardly what you'd call original, but loads of energy and the occasional shootout can conceal a lot of sins. EDIT
Posted Aug 29, 2020
2/5 The Very Excellent Mr. Dundee (2020) Anthony Morris Despite a seemingly endless series of bizarre choices throughout this film, the strangest decision of all is to give audiences a Paul Hogan who's a sad Hollywood loner EDIT
Posted Aug 29, 2020
3/5 I Am Woman (2019) Mel Campbell I Am Woman is at its best when it's energised by a profound affection for its subject ... Yet it suffers from a dull, cliché-sodden script which insists on squashing Reddy's career into a predictable biopic narrative arc. EDIT
Posted Aug 27, 2020
4/5 Babyteeth (2019) Mel Campbell What I enjoyed about Babyteeth is how determinedly it works to undercut familiar genre tropes and to make its characters complex rather than likeable. EDIT
Posted Jul 23, 2020
The Irishman (2019) Adrian Martin A paradoxical, melancholic but thoughtful and engaging film, well directed by Scorsese. EDIT
Posted Jul 13, 2020
4/5 Relic (2020) Mel Campbell An assured cinematic exercise in dread [that] will resonate with anyone who's witnessed human frailty at confrontingly close quarters. EDIT
Posted Jul 9, 2020
The Favourite (2018) Adrian Martin An inspired, cosmopolitan meeting of the Greek Weird Wave (director Lanthimos) and Australian Quirky Comedy (co-writer Tony McNamara). EDIT
Posted Jun 26, 2020
Vox Lux (2018) Adrian Martin Natalie Portman sings Sia's songs in this boldly stylised and intellectually ambitious film about pop music. EDIT
Posted Jun 26, 2020
High Flying Bird (2019) Adrian Martin Ultra-talky, sports-insider drama of power and celebrity, involving even for the uninitiated. EDIT
Posted Jun 26, 2020
The Highwaymen (2019) Adrian Martin The famous outlaws Bonnie & Clyde hardly get a single close-up in this fascinating study of the rangers brought out of retirement to track them down. EDIT
Posted Jun 26, 2020
Transit (2018) Adrian Martin Christian Petzold's stripped back melodrama takes not the slightest effort to recreate its World War II setting, yet it's all the more politically potent for that fact. EDIT
Posted Jun 26, 2020
The Night Eats the World (2018) Adrian Martin An intriguing amalgam of arthouse and pop genre impulses, this French zombie film exemplifies a worldwide trend - with mixed results. EDIT
Posted Jun 26, 2020
Celeste (2018) Adrian Martin Tropic Gothic as it confronts flesh, memory and the blurred promises of sexuality. Placing Celeste in the context of Australian director Ben Hackworth's work. EDIT
Posted Jun 26, 2020
Never Look Away (2018) Adrian Martin This thinly disguised biopic of artist Gerhard Richter works directly against the complex ideas of its subject. EDIT
Posted Jun 26, 2020
Locusts (2019) Adrian Martin This Wake in Fright-lite struggles to balance the demands of a genre film with character-driven drama. EDIT
Posted Jun 26, 2020
The Hunt (2020) Adrian Martin This Blumhouse social thriller spreads its political, satirical bile on an equal-opportunity basis. EDIT
Posted Jun 26, 2020
Rolling Thunder Revue: A Bob Dylan Story by Martin Scorsese (2019) Adrian Martin Great songs, inspired performances and a good digital brush-up make this essential for fans, but the Dylan Machine is covering up a lot here. EDIT
Posted Jun 26, 2020
Burning (2018) Adrian Martin as often happens in the films of Lee, there comes a mysterious moment when the scattered threads of the plot begin to tie together, and Burning suddenly moves up to a higher level of intensity. EDIT
Posted Jun 26, 2020
Peterloo (2018) Adrian Martin Among the worst and most awkward films of a terribly overrated director. EDIT
Posted Jun 26, 2020
The Mule (2018) Adrian Martin Return to form for Eastwood as director with this moving, eloquent, richly expressive drama. EDIT
Posted Jun 26, 2020
After (2019) Adrian Martin Adapted from young adult fan fiction, not much happens in this adolescent love story, yet it becomes weirdly interesting. EDIT
Posted Jun 26, 2020
A Hidden Life (2019) Adrian Martin Simple or simplistic? Malick has chosen to aim for the hard clarity of a fairy tale - or a moral tale - here. For the spectator, it's a case of: take it or leave it. EDIT
Posted Jun 26, 2020
Angel of Mine (2019) Adrian Martin Noomi Rapace and Yvonne Strahovski are the greatest assets in this sometimes clunky Australian intimacy thriller. EDIT
Posted Jun 26, 2020
The Other Side of the Wind (2018) Adrian Martin An absolutely fascinating object. Not among Welles' greatest works, but irich and impressive. EDIT
Posted Jun 26, 2020
The Second (2018) Adrian Martin From the recent batch of Australian movies, this thriller is one of the most arresting and sophisticated. EDIT
Posted Jun 26, 2020
The Dead Don't Die (2019) Adrian Martin An intriguing combo of giddy light-headedness and a bit of good, old-fashioned, punk nihilism. EDIT
Posted Jun 26, 2020
3.5/5 Da 5 Bloods (2020) Mel Campbell Da 5 Bloods is engaging because it's animated by complex, emotionally charged politics. It's a provocation, shot through with genuine pathos: a movie about the past that will always speak about what's going on. EDIT
Posted Jun 15, 2020
3/5 () Mel Campbell While not everything here will be to everyone's taste, the anthology is bursting with ideas and energetic visual approaches. EDIT
Posted May 14, 2020
4/5 Hearts and Bones (2019) Anthony Morris Insightful and compassionate, Hearts and Bones' evolving central friendship becomes an examination of shared humanity that's warm without losing sight of the darkness underneath. EDIT
Posted May 4, 2020
3.5/5 Hotel Mumbai (2018) Anthony Morris Maras has crafted a film full of instances that are hard to forget: it's the shaping them into a story that still needs work. EDIT
Posted Mar 12, 2020
4/5 Danger Close: The Battle of Long Tan (2019) Anthony Morris The end result is about the ebb and flow of a conflict involving hundreds of combatants, not the scenes of solo heroism that typically make up the bulk of war movies EDIT
Posted Mar 12, 2020
3.5/5 Undertow (2018) Mel Campbell Both visually sophisticated and thematically ambitious. ... But its metaphorical imagery - water and blood, death and birth - becomes so heavy-handed that it occasionally veers into ridiculousness. EDIT
Posted Mar 4, 2020
2.5/5 The Hustle (2019) Anthony Morris At a time when bigger is automatically assumed to mean better at the cinema, these con artists hope that going small is the path to a big payoff EDIT
Posted Mar 3, 2020
3/5 The Kitchen (2019) Anthony Morris In a different film the tension between the demands of the gangster genre and the female empowerment genre would be electric. Here it just means a lot of stock standard gangster movie scenes delivered with a modicum of competence EDIT
Posted Mar 3, 2020
3/5 The King (2019) Anthony Morris None of The King's flaws are serious enough to sink it, and often it hits the sweet spot between glossing over the mud and blood of times past and over-the-top revelling in it EDIT
Posted Mar 3, 2020
3.5/5 Us (2019) Anthony Morris This is a sprawling, messy film that finds real darkness in the spaces between what it says and what it shows EDIT
Posted Mar 3, 2020
4/5 Sorry to Bother You (2018) Anthony Morris There's at least three different films smashed together here, and if taking things a little slower might have given some of the ideas room to breathe, it's this film's breathless energy that helps get the others over the line EDIT
Posted Mar 3, 2020
4/5 Long Shot (2019) Anthony Morris Unlike Knocked Up, which also featured Rogen as a schlub paired off with a woman seemingly well out of his league, this works hard to show why both characters would be into each other despite their surface differences. EDIT
Posted Mar 3, 2020
3/5 Ben Is Back (2018) Anthony Morris While Roberts and Hedges give strong performances, the increasingly over-the-top nature of their plight as they travel through a terrifying drug hell takes Ben is Back in a direction more suited to a direct-to-DVD thriller EDIT
Posted Mar 3, 2020
3.5/5 Angel Has Fallen (2019) Anthony Morris During the brief moments when Butler is given something to work with, it's clear he's a charming and entertaining performer. Then it's back to the killing. EDIT
Posted Mar 3, 2020
5/5 Once Upon a Time... In Hollywood (2019) Anthony Morris This is often surprisingly funny in a playful way, reveling in the textures of its setting and as much about celebrating the simple pleasures of sturdily made entertainment as meditating on age and the passing of an era. EDIT
Posted Mar 3, 2020
4/5 I Am Mother (2019) Anthony Morris What's impressive about I Am Mother is that it starts out with a rock-solid concept for a thought-provoking film and then keeps on adding to it. This is the rare science fiction film that gives the audience maybe a little too much to think about. EDIT
Posted Mar 3, 2020
3.5/4 Little Monsters (2019) Anthony Morris When Nyong'o is the focus the whole film steps up a notch - the scenes where she's protecting her students, either physically or by pretending the zombies are all playing a game, are easily the high point of the film EDIT
Posted Mar 3, 2020
4/5 Freedom (2019) Anthony Morris With his debut feature, Australian writer/director Rodd Rathjen hits just the right balance between gripping thriller and grimly matter-of-fact look at a modern slave trade. EDIT
Posted Mar 3, 2020
4/5 The Report (2019) Anthony Morris The Report turns out to be one of the most compelling political dramas of recent years EDIT
Posted Mar 3, 2020
3/5 Miss Fisher and the Crypt of Tears (2020) Mel Campbell Everything fans find delightful about this cosy crime romp is here [but] this film's success depends on its capacity for big-screen spectacle and flair. And unfortunately, The Crypt of Tears doesn't quite rise to the occasion. EDIT
Posted Feb 26, 2020
4/5 Go! (2020) Anthony Morris If it turned out the original pitch for Go! was "The Karate Kid but with go-carts", then... well, there are plenty of worse kids movies to be inspired by EDIT
Posted Feb 26, 2020
() Anthony Morris Over 90 minutes this documentary goes from a pleasantly warm hagiography to one of the most insightful looks at a major Australian creative figure in years EDIT
Posted Feb 20, 2020
4/5 H Is for Happiness (2019) Mel Campbell This warm and playful film has many wise observations to make about human nature. And it uses its vibrant mise-en-scène deliberately and astutely - never as a thoughtless grab-bag of quirks. EDIT
Posted Feb 5, 2020