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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, Thomas Caldwell
Rating Title/Year Author
Streamline (2021) Glenn Dunks Streamline makes great use of Miller's youthful looks, never letting us forget that these expectations of world-conquering greatness are being placed on a boy who doesn't have the emotional maturity to process it. EDIT
Posted Sep 16, 2021
2.5/5 Infinite (2021) Anthony Morris If you ever wondered what The Matrix would have been like if the lead was played by a fifty year old who was also kind of like Jason Bourne, here's your chance. EDIT
Posted Aug 15, 2021
4/5 Black Widow (2021) Anthony Morris As a farewell to Natasha, Black Widow is a workmanlike effort; as an introduction to the new Black Widow, it's a thrilling success. EDIT
Posted Jul 7, 2021
3.5/5 Long Story Short (2021) Mel Campbell Even the delightful Spall can't overcome a flaccid script that ultimately shies from risk. EDIT
Posted Jun 17, 2021
3/5 Rising Wolf (2021) Anthony Morris First-time director Antaine Furlong's science-fiction thriller gets more right than you might expect, but its attempt to be both a cramped thriller and the opening salvo in a super-powered trilogy don't gel. EDIT
Posted Jun 15, 2021
3.5/5 The Meddler (2020) Anthony Morris Impressive camerawork, gripping subject matter and a compelling central figure are what drives this low-key but at times powerful documentary EDIT
Posted Jun 14, 2021
4/5 Cruella (2021) Anthony Morris Being an origin story of a woman who just wanted to turn a bunch of dogs into a coat means this side-steps the bloated stakes that often make Disney films feel try-hard EDIT
Posted May 30, 2021
3.5/5 I Met a Girl (2020) Mel Campbell Ultimately, I Met A Girl never really succeeds in the project of bringing the viewer inside Devon's head. EDIT
Posted May 25, 2021
4/5 June Again (2021) Mel Campbell Captures something satisfying amid the bittersweet knowledge of life's impermanence: that self-knowledge and care for others make it worth living. EDIT
Posted May 25, 2021
4/5 Disclosure (2020) Anthony Morris There have been plenty of films about bickering couples trapped in a small space over the years. Few of them have pulled it off as well as Disclosure. EDIT
Posted Apr 12, 2021
3.5/5 Peter Rabbit 2: The Runaway (2021) Mel Campbell Peter Rabbit 2 wanders further from its charming source material. Instead, it's an intermittently unpleasant franchise film about the unpleasantness of franchise storytelling. EDIT
Posted Mar 24, 2021
4/5 Firestarter: The Story of Bangarra (2021) Sarah Ward Blair and Minchin smartly recognise that Bangarra's story and importance is something that needs to be experienced rather than merely discussed. EDIT
Posted Feb 21, 2021
Happy Sad Man (2019) Glenn Dunks Happy Sad Man's tiny team have accomplished something major in this understated documentary. EDIT
Posted Feb 7, 2021
3/5 Occupation: Rainfall (2020) Anthony Morris With big budget blockbusters currently scarce on our big screens, the producers couldn't have found a better time to release this epic celebration of the power of things blowing up. EDIT
Posted Feb 7, 2021
B Wild Things (2020) Glenn Dunks But that friction is what helps make Wild Things one of the better Australian documentaries of late. Naturally, like many films about climate change, Wild Things sits somewhere between inspirational and soul-destroying. But in a good way. EDIT
Posted Jan 26, 2021
3.5/5 The Dry (2021) Mel Campbell The Dry frustrated me because it felt like an each-way bet: it has a go at both moody psychodrama and mystery narrative, but not emphatically enough to really satisfy on either ground. ... I found myself wishing for more... EDIT
Posted Jan 7, 2021
3.5/5 The Furnace (2020) Thomas Caldwell This is a bloody and thrilling adventure film that owes more to revisionist westerns than worthy period dramas. EDIT
Posted Dec 15, 2020
B Ellie and Abbie (and Ellie's Dead Aunt) (2020) Glenn Dunks ...an Australian film refreshingly aimed squarely at a teen audience, and it should also appeal to parents. ... beneath its paranormal fluffiness, there lies something stirring in its fusing of queer generations. EDIT
Posted Nov 18, 2020
4/5 Baby Done (2020) Mel Campbell Delightful ... former Harry Potter star Lewis never outshines popular stand-up comedian Matafeo, who effortlessly carries the film's dramatic moments as well as its comic ones. EDIT
Posted Oct 26, 2020
3.5/5 Dark Place (2019) Sarah Ward The film doesn't present a new concept, as Moffatt's and Thornton's films illustrate; however this luminous collection of shorts pushes an Indigenous-helmed horror anthology back onto the screen with both passion and determination. EDIT
Posted Oct 26, 2020
4/5 Slim & I (2020) Anthony Morris This fast moving, insightful and always entertaining film is firmly a tribute to Joy, and rightly so: if Slim Dusty was 'the man who is Australia', she was the woman who made the man. EDIT
Posted Sep 29, 2020
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 Dark Whispers - Volume 1 (2019) 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