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Brad Newsome's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Sydney Morning Herald

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
71% The King (2019) Almost everything about The King works brilliantly, from the casting (not least Robert Pattinson as a deliciously detestable Dauphin) to the generally cracking script by Michôd and Edgerton.‐ Sydney Morning Herald
Read More | Posted Nov 13, 2019
96% Hail Satan? (2019) This engrossing documentary illuminates numerous facets of an outre circus with a serious purpose.‐ Sydney Morning Herald
Read More | Posted Nov 7, 2019
96% Tell Me Who I Am (2019) It's tragic but utterly compelling viewing as director Ed Perkins allows the two men to share their stories -- and their lifelong anguish -- direct to camera before they sit down face-to-face for a final, painful catharsis.‐ Sydney Morning Herald
Read More | Posted Nov 7, 2019
37% In the Tall Grass (2019) Netflix seems to be banging out Steven King adaptations as fast as King used to bang out books. This one, based on a novella by King and his son Joe Hill, is quite a decent little creeper too.‐ Sydney Morning Herald
Read More | Posted Oct 30, 2019
87% Drunk Stoned Brilliant Dead: The Story of the National Lampoon (2015) This documentary is a stunning visual achievement, with director Douglas Tirola using perhaps thousands of images to give us a real sense of the seminal, savage American satirical magazine National Lampoon.‐ Sydney Morning Herald
Read More | Posted Oct 10, 2019
No Score Yet Hello, Privilege. It's Me, Chelsea (2019) Worthwhile viewing -- especially if you don't believe in white privilege.‐ Sydney Morning Herald
Read More | Posted Oct 10, 2019
No Score Yet Alice Wetterlund: My Mama Is a Human and So Am I (2019) A real gem... The first few minutes aren't the strongest, but once she hits her stride she hits it. ‐ Sydney Morning Herald
Read More | Posted Sep 18, 2019
No Score Yet Cosmic Psychos: Blokes You Can Trust (2013) One of Australia's greatest rock stories. It's certainly the most hilarious, and also one of the most deeply poignant.‐ Sydney Morning Herald
Read More | Posted Sep 12, 2019
45% Camp Rock (2008) There are plenty of sound messages about the importance of honesty and not being ashamed of who you are, but it's nothing that anybody hasn't seen a dozen times before.‐ Sydney Morning Herald
Read More | Posted Sep 11, 2019
100% The Kleptocrats (2018) The Kleptocrats is far more captivating than any documentary about a government embezzlement scandal ought to be. ‐ Sydney Morning Herald
Read More | Posted Sep 5, 2019
No Score Yet Atari: Game Over (2014) Fun and worthwhile.‐ Sydney Morning Herald
Read More | Posted Jul 26, 2019
82% Frankenstein's Monster's Monster, Frankenstein (2019) Harbour, Kate Berlant and Michael Lerner are a treat, and with the whole thing running at just half an hour, it's perfect to watch while you're trying to figure out what to watch.‐ Sydney Morning Herald
Read More | Posted Jul 11, 2019
90% I Am Mother (2019) An intriguing premise, fine performances and a string of startling reveals that just keeps on coming make this Australian sci-fi film a real winner -- and a must-watch for the Black Mirror set.‐ Sydney Morning Herald
Read More | Posted Jun 20, 2019
100% The Lonely Island Presents: The Unauthorized Bash Brothers Experience (2019) It's musically and visually impressive, and features nice little roles for Jenny Slate, Maya Rudolph and the vocal talents of Sia.‐ Sydney Morning Herald
Read More | Posted Jun 5, 2019
74% Guava Island (2019) Donald Glover and Rihanna bring us a dark, disturbing Caribbean fairytale that sits somewhere between musical feature film and long-form music video.‐ Sydney Morning Herald
Read More | Posted May 23, 2019
100% Wanda Sykes: Not Normal (2019) The humour is thoughtful, but the physical comedy is brilliant too, not least when Sykes is opining that Tiffany Trump probably doesn't need a secret service detail and could get by with a mall cop on a Segway scooter instead.‐ Sydney Morning Herald
Read More | Posted May 23, 2019
No Score Yet ReMastered: Devil at the Crossroads (2019) What's more interesting is the way that historians and academics here are able to illuminate some of Johnson's oblique, haunting lyrics in the context of contemporary belief in hoodoo and terror of lynching.‐ Sydney Morning Herald
Read More | Posted May 16, 2019
30% The Silence (2019) The estimable trio at the heart of the cast goes close to carrying the whole thing over the line, but it never feels as taut or kinetic as it needs to be.‐ Sydney Morning Herald
Read More | Posted May 3, 2019
41% The Upside (2019) As the paint-by-numbers plot progresses -- over two very long hours -- the treacle thickens and it becomes clear that each of them is slowly going to learn from and be redeemed by the others.‐ Sydney Morning Herald
Read More | Posted May 3, 2019
83% The September Issue (2009) The frosty Winter is renowned for being something of a human steamroller, but the documentary shows the more interesting character to be her right-hand woman and creative director, Grace Coddington...One for the fashionistas.‐ Sydney Morning Herald
Read More | Posted Apr 24, 2019
57% The Highwaymen (2019) Kevin Costner and Woody Harrelson on a mission to hunt down Bonnie and Clyde? It's a hard idea to hate, and this Netflix movie is easy enough to enjoy. ‐ Sydney Morning Herald
Read More | Posted Apr 12, 2019
72% Triple Frontier (2019) With Chandor doubling as director the movie looks great but makes surprisingly little of the personal conflicts that arise.‐ Sydney Morning Herald
Read More | Posted Mar 27, 2019
100% Minding the Gap (2018) It soon becomes apparent that all three of them are struggling to become adults while dealing with the legacies of childhoods devastated by family violence.‐ Sydney Morning Herald
Read More | Posted Mar 13, 2019
92% Pass Over (2018) The term "pass over" is loaded with meanings in Antoinette Nwandu's gut-punch of a play.‐ Sydney Morning Herald
Read More | Posted Mar 13, 2019
79% Amy Schumer Growing (2019) She's still thoroughly filthy here, but her recent marriage and pregnancy, and the notion that men are having a difficult time now, provide fine inspiration.‐ Sydney Morning Herald
Read More | Posted Mar 13, 2019
No Score Yet Kevin Smith: Silent But Deadly (2018) Most of it, though, is of marginal interest, drawn out for far too long, and with far too much explicit detail about his sex life. ‐ Sydney Morning Herald
Read More | Posted Feb 22, 2019
93% The Cleaners (2018) Are we seeing a genocide in Burma as an externality of an algorithm written by nerds in California? That's one of many disturbing questions raised in this documentary. ‐ Sydney Morning Herald
Read More | Posted Feb 22, 2019
95% Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story (2017) A fascinating documentary about Hedy Lamarr, an extraordinary woman who was so much more than the moviegoing public ever imagined.‐ Sydney Morning Herald
Read More | Posted Feb 22, 2019
67% Death Of A Gentleman (2015) Eye-opening.‐ Sydney Morning Herald
Read More | Posted Feb 13, 2019
31% Io (2019) It's still watchable enough, thanks to an unsettlingly ambiguous performance by Margaret Qualley...and a spot of clanging contemporary relevance.‐ Sydney Morning Herald
Read More | Posted Feb 7, 2019
93% The Pervert's Guide To Ideology (2013) Director Sophie Fiennes deftly inserts iek into such classics as Jaws and Taxi Driver, the better to make his points. ‐ Sydney Morning Herald
Read More | Posted Jan 23, 2019
82% W. Kamau Bell: Private School Negro (2018) Sadly, the moments of focus and purpose are fleeting, and Bell squanders too much of his time on dated talking points and extraneous anecdotes.‐ Sydney Morning Herald
Read More | Posted Dec 19, 2018
64% The Christmas Chronicles (2018) [A] thoroughly enjoyable confection.‐ Sydney Morning Herald
Read More | Posted Dec 12, 2018
100% The Irish Pub (2013) A thoroughly delightful documentary celebrating Ireland's wonderfully unique old pubs, the marvellous characters who run and patronise them, and the roles they've played in Irish life down the centuries. ‐ Sydney Morning Herald
Read More | Posted Nov 29, 2018
100% Ghosthunter (2018) Lawrence and producer Rebecca Bennett have done extremely well....in the difficult task of illuminating the effects of childhood trauma while doing their best to maintain their duty of care to their subjects.‐ Sydney Morning Herald
Read More | Posted Nov 27, 2018
29% Illang: The Wolf Brigade (2018) The action sequences are mostly terrific: impactful, surprising and brilliantly choreographed...It's undergirded by a decent mystery-thriller storyline and two very appealing leads.‐ Sydney Morning Herald
Read More | Posted Nov 7, 2018
95% Pecking Order (2017) Director Slavko Martinov captures everything with humour and respect, and his coverage of an unfortunately painful battle for the future of the club adds a keen poignancy. ‐ Sydney Morning Herald
Read More | Posted Nov 7, 2018
80% Feminists: What Were They Thinking? (2018) A captivating film that ought to be expanded into a series. ‐ Sydney Morning Herald
Read More | Posted Nov 7, 2018
78% Errementari: The Blacksmith and the Devil (El herrero y el diablo) (2018) It's all quite entrancing, in a delightfully bonkers way.‐ Sydney Morning Herald
Read More | Posted Oct 31, 2018
96% Chasing Ice (2012) [A] spectacular but depressing documentary.‐ Sydney Morning Herald
Read More | Posted Oct 31, 2018
71% Hold the Dark (2018) A grim, unsettling and ultimately forgettable Netflix horror flick that has a surprisingly high daytime body count for something that takes place mostly in the dark night of the Alaskan winter. ‐ Sydney Morning Herald
Read More | Posted Oct 10, 2018
89% The Decline of Western Civilization Part II: The Metal Years (1988) Spheeris has a keen eye for absurdity and her interviews with older, wiser rockers underline the fact that you can't put an old head on young shoulders. ‐ Sydney Morning Herald
Read More | Posted Oct 10, 2018
100% I Am the Blues (2015) There's a palpable sense of camaraderie and shared history forged through decades of discrimination that still stings. ‐ Sydney Morning Herald
Read More | Posted Oct 4, 2018
92% Set It Up (2018) Director Claire Scanlon...gets everyone leaning into their roles, and Deutch is a particular delight. ‐ Sydney Morning Herald
Read More | Posted Sep 26, 2018
95% The Imposter (2012) Director Bart Layton pieces together a story you wouldn't believe if it wasn't true.‐ Sydney Morning Herald
Read More | Posted Sep 19, 2018
87% Gonzo: The Life and Work of Hunter S. Thompson (2008) Gibney's focus on Thompson at his most politically relevant is welcome, but it renders the broader picture less than complete, particularly when it comes to his early life influences. ‐ Sydney Morning Herald
Read More | Posted Sep 12, 2018
50% Hired Gun (2017) The players' sheer love of music shines through everything.‐ Sydney Morning Herald
Read More | Posted Sep 12, 2018
78% Supermensch: The Legend of Shep Gordon (2014) Soon, however, it becomes heavily tinged with melancholy about Gordon's unfulfilled dream of having a family of his own. Interesting guy. ‐ Sydney Morning Herald
Read More | Posted Aug 29, 2018
97% To All the Boys I've Loved Before (2018) Much of the movie's success is down to Condor's gentle appeal and her quiet chemistry with co-star Noah Centineo .‐ Sydney Morning Herald
Read More | Posted Aug 29, 2018
93% Love & Bananas: An Elephant Story (2018) An important film that will fill you with admiration for Chailert, who has risked her life and freedom to expose the abuse of elephants. ‐ Sydney Morning Herald
Read More | Posted Aug 29, 2018