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Anthony Morris

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
4/5 78% Hearts and Bones (2019) 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.‐ ScreenHub
Read More | Posted May 4, 2020
56% The Hunt (2020) The multiple surprises, combined with a tight 90 minute run time, makes this an entertainingly fast, if not exactly deep, B-movie.‐ It's Better in the Dark
Read More | Posted Apr 11, 2020
46% Palm Beach (2019) These are all well-off people with minor problems at best, and the film really doesn't pretend otherwise‐ It's Better in the Dark
Read More | Posted Mar 12, 2020
3.5/5 76% Hotel Mumbai (2019) 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.‐ ScreenHub
Read More | Posted Mar 12, 2020
4/5 71% Danger Close (2019) 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‐ ScreenHub
Read More | Posted Mar 12, 2020
30% Bloodshot (2020) There's some interesting visuals and decent performances, but the action is what you're here for and it's the strongest part of the film.‐ It's Better in the Dark
Read More | Posted Mar 12, 2020
83% The Way Back (2020) No doubt Affleck's personal experiences hitting the bottle shaped his (strong) performance, but the script doesn't allow him to express anything particularly new or insightful about alcohol addiction‐ It's Better in the Dark
Read More | Posted Mar 6, 2020
2.5/5 14% The Hustle (2019) 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‐ ScreenHub
Read More | Posted Mar 3, 2020
3/5 23% The Kitchen (2019) 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‐ ScreenHub
Read More | Posted Mar 3, 2020
3/5 71% The King (2019) 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 ‐ ScreenHub
Read More | Posted Mar 3, 2020
3.5/5 93% Us (2019) This is a sprawling, messy film that finds real darkness in the spaces between what it says and what it shows‐ ScreenHub
Read More | Posted Mar 3, 2020
4/5 93% Sorry to Bother You (2018) 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‐ ScreenHub
Read More | Posted Mar 3, 2020
4/5 81% Long Shot (2019) 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.‐ ScreenHub
Read More | Posted Mar 3, 2020
3/5 14% The Hustle (2019) 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.‐ The Vine
Read More | Posted Mar 3, 2020
3/5 81% Ben is Back (2018) 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‐ ScreenHub
Read More | Posted Mar 3, 2020
3.5/5 39% Angel Has Fallen (2019) 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.‐ ScreenHub
Read More | Posted Mar 3, 2020
5/5 85% Once Upon a Time In Hollywood (2019) 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.‐ ScreenHub
Read More | Posted Mar 3, 2020
4/5 90% I Am Mother (2019) 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. ‐ ScreenHub
Read More | Posted Mar 3, 2020
3.5/4 80% Little Monsters (2019) 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‐ ScreenHub
Read More | Posted Mar 3, 2020
4/5 92% Buoyancy (2019) 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.‐ ScreenHub
Read More | Posted Mar 3, 2020
4/5 81% The Report (2019) The Report turns out to be one of the most compelling political dramas of recent years‐ ScreenHub
Read More | Posted Mar 3, 2020
4/5 78% Go Karts (Go!) (2019) 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‐ ScreenHub
Read More | Posted Feb 26, 2020
60% The Leunig Fragments (2019) 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‐ ScreenHub
Read More | Posted Feb 20, 2020
4/5 93% Thor: Ragnarok (2017) Increasingly, it's obvious that much of the Marvel universe works best when it goes big and silly: Thor: Ragnarok is about as big and silly as a Marvel movie is ever going to get.‐ sbs.com.au
Read More | Posted Nov 2, 2017
4/5 92% Good Time (2017) ... Good Time always leaves just enough room between the dramatics for the characters to reveal their humanity.‐ sbs.com.au
Read More | Posted Oct 12, 2017
3/5 85% It (2017) While the idea of a "creepy clown' is pretty much an oxymoron - just put a regular clown out there and the creeps will flow naturally - Skarsgård's performance gives Pennywise some much-needed shading between the jump scares.‐ sbs.com.au
Read More | Posted Sep 6, 2017
3.5/5 49% Snow White and the Huntsman (2012) It's not a classic telling of a classic tale, but it sure is pretty to look at.‐ The Big Issue (Australia)
Read More | Posted Aug 15, 2017
4/5 65% Cosmopolis (2012) [Robert] Pattinson is enthralling as a man who never quite adds up.‐ The Big Issue (Australia)
Read More | Posted Aug 15, 2017
4.5/5 85% The Master (2012) The results [are] haunting.‐ The Big Issue (Australia)
Read More | Posted Aug 15, 2017
4/5 87% The Trip To Italy (2014) The food and sightseeing is fun, but the relationship is the core here.‐ The Big Issue (Australia)
Read More | Posted Aug 15, 2017
3/5 47% Wilson (2017) It's a brave way to structure a film, and the sentimental side gradually undercuts the laughs until all that's left is a vague warm feeling towards a character we'd flee from in real life.‐ sbs.com.au
Read More | Posted Jun 1, 2017
3/5 80% Don't Tell (2017) This is Lyndal's story and West gives a searing performance as a young woman clutching at her last chance to try to make things right.‐ sbs.com.au
Read More | Posted May 18, 2017
3.5/5 65% Alien: Covenant (2017) This is the closest thing to a straight-up Alien remake the series has seen yet.‐ sbs.com.au
Read More | Posted May 11, 2017
3.5/5 67% The Fate of the Furious (2017) Rather than a marked comedown then, this is more a continuation of the series' gentle skid towards more traditional action fare.‐ sbs.com.au
Read More | Posted Apr 13, 2017
3.5/5 44% Ghost in the Shell (2017) Visually impressive and with a solid central performance, it's the soul-deep melancholy that animated the original that this version lacks.‐ sbs.com.au
Read More | Posted Mar 29, 2017
3/5 49% Saban's Power Rangers (2017) By the big final battle -- which goes from the Power Rangers kicking rock monsters all the way up to them kicking a giant gold monster -- it's hard not to feel this film has earned its cheese.‐ sbs.com.au
Read More | Posted Mar 23, 2017
3/5 35% The Great Wall (2017) Everything is competent, but rarely impressive.‐ sbs.com.au
Read More | Posted Feb 23, 2017
4/5 92% Fences (2016) Washington's performance is a sight to see all on its own, and when Davis roars into life in the second half she's unstoppable.‐ sbs.com.au
Read More | Posted Feb 15, 2017
4.5/5 96% Manchester by the Sea (2016) [A] masterful, often devastating film.‐ sbs.com.au
Read More | Posted Feb 3, 2017
3.5/5 84% Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (2016) It's a real shame the character side of things is so weak, because otherwise this is a strong addition to the franchise. ‐ sbs.com.au
Read More | Posted Dec 15, 2016
4.5/5 98% Your Name. (Kimi No Na Wa.) (2017) Your Name is a cluster of films all intertwined -- teen comedy, rural drama, and that comet passing by overhead can't be good either -- and Shinkai's energetic style and vivid backgrounds make it a constant delight to watch.‐ sbs.com.au
Read More | Posted Nov 30, 2016
3/5 23% Bad Santa 2 (2016) What every good Christmas movie needs is what this superficially entertaining sequel lacks: a soul.‐ sbs.com.au
Read More | Posted Nov 30, 2016
3/5 75% Boys in the Trees (2016) Verso packs his film with memorable moments, but often they feel like they're simply stacked one atop the next without any dramatic drive or progression. But that's how being a teen feels like sometimes.‐ sbs.com.au
Read More | Posted Nov 21, 2016
3.5/5 74% Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (2016) It has its flaws, but it's a fun, fully-realised film that can stand firmly on its own.‐ sbs.com.au
Read More | Posted Nov 21, 2016
3.5/5 89% Doctor Strange (2016) The big point of difference designed to distinguish this from other Marvel fare is the visuals.‐ sbs.com.au
Read More | Posted Nov 21, 2016
4/5 86% Godzilla Resurgence (Shin Godzilla) (2016) As a giant monster movie this is gripping viewing from start to finish.‐ sbs.com.au
Read More | Posted Oct 14, 2016
3.5/5 83% Deepwater Horizon (2016) There's no denying seeing the rig explode and burn is thrilling. The human-level drama is a bit less impressive.‐ sbs.com.au
Read More | Posted Oct 7, 2016
3.5/5 64% Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children (2016) There's a warmth to the performances here that gives this a life beyond his usual collection of impressive imagery.‐ sbs.com.au
Read More | Posted Sep 29, 2016
4/5 93% The Red Turtle (La tortue rouge) (2017) The island's gorgeous to look at, but that beauty hides a darker side - and that's just as true for The Red Turtle.‐ sbs.com.au
Read More | Posted Sep 22, 2016
4/5 37% Blair Witch (2016) This might lack the raw lengthy unease of the original, but for the most part it sticks to what was creepy about [it].‐ sbs.com.au
Read More | Posted Sep 22, 2016