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Adrian Martin

Adrian Martin
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
96% The Irishman (2019) A paradoxical, melancholic but thoughtful and engaging film, well directed by Scorsese.‐ ScreenHub
Read More | Posted Jul 13, 2020
68% Wild Grass (Les Herbes Folles) (2010) At the age of 88, former wunderkind Alain Resnais made his friskiest film in years with this astonishing comedy of unconscious desire.‐ Film Critic: Adrian Martin
Read More | Posted Jun 26, 2020
48% Pacific Heights (1990) Paranoiac domestic thriller with confused ideas and hackneyed clichés, but some interesting moves and frissons.‐ Film Critic: Adrian Martin
Read More | Posted Jun 26, 2020
No Score Yet White Nights on the Pier (Nuits blanches sur la jetée) (2015) Working with his familiar ensemble of highly disciplined actors and technicians, Vecchiali creates touching, nocturnal dialogue scenes that are rigorously sculpted and magical.‐ Film Critic: Adrian Martin
Read More | Posted Jun 26, 2020
No Score Yet Body Melt (2003) Cult Australian horror film (actually from 1993) superbly directed by polymath artist Philip Brophy. Don't miss it! A fave of Tarantino.‐ Film Critic: Adrian Martin
Read More | Posted Jun 26, 2020
100% The Silences (2016) Margot Nash is among Australia's finest filmmakers, and this is a beautiful, probing, intimate documentary-essay-reflection.‐ Film Critic: Adrian Martin
Read More | Posted Jun 26, 2020
92% Raw (2017) Raw jumps from body issues to family issues to social issues, and then does the full circle all over again. Overrated but intriguing.‐ Film Critic: Adrian Martin
Read More | Posted Jun 26, 2020
50% Special Effects (1984) Every sequence is like a rough sketch for a film Larry Cohen would do properly if he had the time and the money. But what great ideas he has! ‐ Film Critic: Adrian Martin
Read More | Posted Jun 26, 2020
93% The Favourite (2018) An inspired, cosmopolitan meeting of the Greek Weird Wave (director Lanthimos) and Australian Quirky Comedy (co-writer Tony McNamara).‐ ScreenHub
Read More | Posted Jun 26, 2020
61% Vox Lux (2018) Natalie Portman sings Sia's songs in this boldly stylised and intellectually ambitious film about pop music. ‐ ScreenHub
Read More | Posted Jun 26, 2020
92% High Flying Bird (2019) Ultra-talky, sports-insider drama of power and celebrity, involving even for the uninitiated.‐ ScreenHub
Read More | Posted Jun 26, 2020
57% The Highwaymen (2019) 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. ‐ ScreenHub
Read More | Posted Jun 26, 2020
94% Transit (2019) 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. ‐ ScreenHub
Read More | Posted Jun 26, 2020
86% The Night Eats the World (La nuit a dévoré le monde) (2018) An intriguing amalgam of arthouse and pop genre impulses, this French zombie film exemplifies a worldwide trend - with mixed results. ‐ ScreenHub
Read More | Posted Jun 26, 2020
55% Celeste (2018) 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. ‐ ScreenHub
Read More | Posted Jun 26, 2020
76% Never Look Away (2019) This thinly disguised biopic of artist Gerhard Richter works directly against the complex ideas of its subject.‐ ScreenHub
Read More | Posted Jun 26, 2020
56% Locusts (2019) This Wake in Fright-lite struggles to balance the demands of a genre film with character-driven drama. ‐ ScreenHub
Read More | Posted Jun 26, 2020
56% The Hunt (2020) This Blumhouse social thriller spreads its political, satirical bile on an equal-opportunity basis. ‐ ScreenHub
Read More | Posted Jun 26, 2020
92% Rolling Thunder Revue: A Bob Dylan Story By Martin Scorsese (2019) 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.‐ ScreenHub
Read More | Posted Jun 26, 2020
95% Burning (Beoning) (2018) 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. ‐ ScreenHub
Read More | Posted Jun 26, 2020
66% Peterloo (2019) Among the worst and most awkward films of a terribly overrated director.‐ ScreenHub
Read More | Posted Jun 26, 2020
70% The Mule (2018) Return to form for Eastwood as director with this moving, eloquent, richly expressive drama.‐ ScreenHub
Read More | Posted Jun 26, 2020
19% After (2019) Adapted from young adult fan fiction, not much happens in this adolescent love story, yet it becomes weirdly interesting. ‐ ScreenHub
Read More | Posted Jun 26, 2020
80% A Hidden Life (2019) 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. ‐ ScreenHub
Read More | Posted Jun 26, 2020
91% Bacurau (Nighthawk) (2020) A roughly Western or Mad Max premise is spliced - as Brazilian cinema has often done, à la Glauber Rocha - with local traditions, politics and mythologies. ‐ Film Critic: Adrian Martin
Read More | Posted Jun 26, 2020
49% Hemingway & Gellhorn (2012) Hemingway & Gellhorn, for all its awkwardness as historical drama, is never less than interesting to watch, and sometimes captivating. ‐ Film Critic: Adrian Martin
Read More | Posted Jun 26, 2020
83% Eden (2015) A beguiling, compelling, involving film that repays multiple viewings.‐ Film Critic: Adrian Martin
Read More | Posted Jun 26, 2020
No Score Yet Ella es Cristina (2019) A clever romantic comedy midway between Woody Allen and Philippe Garrel.‐ Film Critic: Adrian Martin
Read More | Posted Jun 26, 2020
92% The Invisible Man (2020) Very tame version of an Entity-type premise, without inventiveness or interest.‐ Film Critic: Adrian Martin
Read More | Posted Jun 26, 2020
88% Bliss (2019) If you ever want a handy argument against the cinema of sensation, hysteria and excess, then Bliss is it. ‐ Film Critic: Adrian Martin
Read More | Posted Jun 26, 2020
38% The Roads Not Taken (2020) Complicated, confused tale of mental illness, more about the carers than the sick.‐ Film Critic: Adrian Martin
Read More | Posted Jun 26, 2020
41% Capone (2020) Capone jumps, from the word go, into a very odd, post-genre abyss.‐ Film Critic: Adrian Martin
Read More | Posted Jun 26, 2020
73% Angel of Mine (2019) Noomi Rapace and Yvonne Strahovski are the greatest assets in this sometimes clunky Australian intimacy thriller.‐ ScreenHub
Read More | Posted Jun 26, 2020
84% The Other Side of the Wind (2018) An absolutely fascinating object. Not among Welles' greatest works, but irich and impressive. ‐ ScreenHub
Read More | Posted Jun 26, 2020
63% The Second (2018) From the recent batch of Australian movies, this thriller is one of the most arresting and sophisticated. ‐ ScreenHub
Read More | Posted Jun 26, 2020
55% The Dead Don't Die (2019) An intriguing combo of giddy light-headedness and a bit of good, old-fashioned, punk nihilism.‐ ScreenHub
Read More | Posted Jun 26, 2020
4.5/5 96% Zama (2018) The overall, super-charged ambience that surges though the pages of the book is what Martel catches to perfection in her dazzling weave of images and sounds, musical selections from different periods, gestures and colors.‐ MUBI
Read More | Posted Apr 13, 2018
70% Time Regained (1999) ...he envisaged Proustian time not as a private sensation, but as a fully external, physical and objective "dimension"...This is what makes his Time Regained both hallucinatory and concrete, wayward and exact.‐ MUBI
Read More | Posted Feb 13, 2018
79% Pasolini (2019) Despite Ferrara's insistence that he and his key crew are devout students of Pasolini's cinema, he applies the lessons of this apprenticeship freely, without mimicry.‐ Sight and Sound
Read More | Posted Sep 11, 2015
88% Jauja (2015) For all its evocation of the 'classical' western, Jauja also, at moments, conjures a chilled-out Alejandro Jodorowsky -- less obviously surrealistic but no less provocative in its core propositions.‐ Sight and Sound
Read More | Posted Apr 10, 2015
93% Norte, the End of History (2014) Diaz's most vocal fans do him no favours in this regard: he might become a better, more self-critical director if people stopped reassuring him that every new film he makes is a deathless masterpiece.‐ Sight and Sound
Read More | Posted Jul 17, 2014
86% White Material (2010) White Material admirably conveys the vision of a society in disarray, flying apart at every seam. In Denis' Africa, there really is no place like home.‐ Sight and Sound
Posted Jul 6, 2010