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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
3/5 89% Blinded by the Light (2019) While it's far from perfect, on balance, it's an inoffensive, feel-good and inspirational British dramedy with some charming performances and an emotionally affecting story about an immigrant teenager and how he finds salvation in Springsteen's music.‐ News.com.au
Read More | Posted Oct 21, 2019
2.5/5 40% Maleficent: Mistress of Evil (2019) Maleficent: Mistress of Evil didn't lean on its greatest strength, instead almost downplaying that mischievous Jolie performance by giving her less to do, and then overblowing everything else.‐ News.com.au
Read More | Posted Oct 18, 2019
3.5/5 69% Zombieland: Double Tap (2019) The cars are bigger, the guns are bigger, and the zombies are faster and harder to kill. But this is a movie, and a genre, where being over-the-top actually works in its favour.‐ News.com.au
Read More | Posted Oct 18, 2019
4/5 88% Hustlers (2019) A heist thriller-cross-social drama, Hustlers' weight is wrapped in the veneer of diamantés and stilettos, but there is real substance here.‐ News.com.au
Read More | Posted Oct 18, 2019
3/5 83% Judy (2019) This is a movie that showcases Zellweger's considerable talents, and for that alone, Judy is worth the price of entry.‐ News.com.au
Read More | Posted Oct 18, 2019
2/5 26% Gemini Man (2019) For a movie so reliant on its 3D pizzazz, Gemini Man is two-dimensional in every other way.‐ News.com.au
Read More | Posted Oct 18, 2019
3/5 69% Joker (2019) Joker is a jumble - sometimes brilliant and sometimes trite. Among its flashes of excellence is a self-serious movie that isn't nearly as deep as it thinks it is.‐ News.com.au
Read More | Posted Oct 18, 2019
2/5 24% The Goldfinch (2019) A flat and lumbering albeit beautifully filmed drama that bores more than it entertains.‐ News.com.au
Read More | Posted Oct 18, 2019
3/5 56% The Dead Don't Die (2019) It's mildly amusing, mostly thanks to Swinton's swanning and the dry-as-bone exchanges between Murray and Driver.‐ News.com.au
Read More | Posted Oct 18, 2019
4.5/5 84% Ad Astra (2019) Brad Pitt is nothing short of phenomenal in this remarkable, poignant and visually arresting film from James Gray.‐ News.com.au
Read More | Posted Oct 18, 2019
4/5 79% Good Boys (2019) The jokes come thick and fast and they're on point, a mix of sharp, squirm and brash vibes, but it's perfectly balanced.‐ News.com.au
Read More | Posted Oct 18, 2019
4.5/5 99% The Farewell (2019) This is an intricately constructed, deeply personal and surprisingly funny story - one of the real highlights of 2019 in cinema‐ News.com.au
Read More | Posted Sep 9, 2019
3/5 63% It Chapter Two (2019) There's a grandness to its scale and production values that still makes It Chapter Two an enjoyable romp, but it's not the ghoulish scarefest it could be.‐ News.com.au
Read More | Posted Sep 9, 2019
4.5/5 86% The Nightingale (2019) A powerful, emotionally shattering experience, and one of the most memorable movies so far this year.‐ News.com.au
Read More | Posted Sep 9, 2019
1/5 22% The Kitchen (2019) Its hodgepodge mix of styles and tones isn't genre-defying, it's the mark of a movie that either started with a terrible script or lost any sense of coherence in the editing suite‐ News.com.au
Read More | Posted Sep 9, 2019
3/5 84% Downton Abbey (2019) Was the Downton Abbey movie necessary? Of course not. But that doesn't mean the package won't delight Downton enthusiasts who'll take any excuse to revisit this opulent world‐ News.com.au
Read More | Posted Sep 9, 2019
4/5 85% Once Upon a Time In Hollywood (2019) Less of a plot-driven story and more of an opulent mood piece, Once Upon a Time is a love letter, an evocation of a specific time and place.‐ News.com.au
Read More | Posted Aug 14, 2019
4/5 83% Midsommar (2019) Ari Aster's approach to horror filmmaking seeps into your subconsciousness with great effect, lingering like an uninvited guest.‐ News.com.au
Read More | Posted Aug 14, 2019
3.5/5 80% Late Night (2019) Mindy Kaling wrote the screenplay with Emma Thompson in mind and you can see the character was crafted for exactly her talents.‐ News.com.au
Read More | Posted Aug 14, 2019
3/5 50% Palm Beach (2019) Palm Beach is a movie that falls square in the "it's fine" category.‐ News.com.au
Read More | Posted Aug 14, 2019
3/5 67% Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw (2019) If you're expecting Hobbs & Shaw to be anything other than a ridiculous, over-the-top action extravaganza that defies all logic and gravity, then shame on you. You should know better by now.‐ News.com.au
Read More | Posted Aug 5, 2019
3/5 66% The White Crow (2019) The White Crow offers up all these elements of Nureyev - his past, his heat, his vulnerabilities - but all those parts are dancing around each other incongruously rather than as a well-choreographed ensemble piece.‐ News.com.au
Read More | Posted Aug 5, 2019
3/5 53% The Lion King (2019) Though by no means a bad movie, The Lion King would've been better off trying to be more of its own movie, do something different in terms of story and character, and aim as high narratively as it achieved with its extraordinary visuals.‐ News.com.au
Read More | Posted Aug 5, 2019
4.5/5 97% Booksmart (2019) It sounds like such a cliche but you will literally laugh and cry, and flash back to your own teenage days with fondness, not horror.‐ News.com.au
Read More | Posted Aug 5, 2019
2/5 42% Stuber (2019) Stuber is a lumbering, tired and dumb comedy, but if that's what you're looking for, then have at it.‐ News.com.au
Read More | Posted Aug 5, 2019
86% Aziz Ansari: Right Now (2019) His show is funny and insightful, but it's also emotional. It's enough to make you forgive him for his sins.‐ News.com.au
Read More | Posted Aug 5, 2019
2/5 63% Yesterday (2019) Yesterday is billing itself as a feel-good movie, buoyed by its Beatles-fuelled soundtrack and quirky premise. But will it make you feel good? Only if your personal bar is pretty low to clear.‐ News.com.au
Read More | Posted Aug 5, 2019
5/5 99% Parasite (Gisaengchung) (2019) Bong uses everything in his bag of cinematic tricks to craft a dazzling and devastating movie that is part modern-day parable and part family drama. Parasite will variously shock you, make you laugh (guiltily) and make you think.‐ News.com.au
Read More | Posted Aug 5, 2019
3/5 59% Ophelia (2019) A middling romantic drama about female empowerment with gorgeous visuals and a strong performance from Ridley, but is often lost among the reeds in terms of pacing and narrative cohesion.‐ News.com.au
Read More | Posted Aug 5, 2019
4/5 90% Spider-Man: Far From Home (2019) Far From Home is exciting storytelling, and a jubilant chapter of the Spider-Man story - you'll want to see it again.‐ News.com.au
Read More | Posted Jul 3, 2019
3.5/5 97% Toy Story 4 (2019) Toy Story 4 proves, once again, that there's still life left in this charming and smart franchise.‐ News.com.au
Read More | Posted Jun 21, 2019
4/5 78% Never Look Away (2019) Never Look Away is a three-hour movie of emotional depth that, despite its long running time, maintains its grip on your attention.‐ News.com.au
Read More | Posted Jun 21, 2019
3/5 59% The Secret Life of Pets 2 (2019) Make no mistake - The Secret Life of Pets 2 is a kids-only affair.‐ News.com.au
Read More | Posted Jun 21, 2019
2.5/5 45% Murder Mystery (2019) Murder Mystery's predictability and cliches are comforting - which has entertainment value if you're not looking to be challenged for 90 minutes.‐ News.com.au
Read More | Posted Jun 21, 2019
3/5 51% Tolkien (2019) Tolkien is innocuous but uninspiring.‐ News.com.au
Read More | Posted Jun 21, 2019
2.5/5 23% Men in Black International (2019) This is Men in Black. It should be extravagant and nuts, not, well, civilised and sanitised. It's like they forgot to have fun.‐ News.com.au
Read More | Posted Jun 21, 2019
4/5 93% Wild Rose (2019) To call Wild Rose a feel-good triumph feels reductive, but it literally makes you feel good and smile. How can you argue with that?‐ News.com.au
Read More | Posted Jun 21, 2019
4/5 90% Always Be My Maybe (2019) Fresh, charming and laugh-out-loud funny‐ News.com.au
Read More | Posted Jun 21, 2019
3.5/5 89% Rocketman (2019) Rocketman isn't a sanitised peek-a-boo of someone's life, barely teasing at the surface of a complex creative genius. Rocketman gives you the warts and all version, and it's not going to pink-wash John's sexuality.‐ News.com.au
Read More | Posted Jun 21, 2019
3/5 41% Godzilla: King of the Monsters (2019) Sometimes you have to be honest about the movie you really are - smashy smash. If you can reconcile that, then it's not so awful.‐ News.com.au
Read More | Posted Jun 21, 2019
2.5/5 57% Aladdin (2019) Everything about Aladdin is big, and yet feels small at the same time. Its lavish production design and costuming also has the effect of looking more like a stage production than an epic movie. ‐ News.com.au
Read More | Posted Jun 21, 2019
4/5 96% Little Woods (2019) The directorial debut by Nia DaCosta is a stunning, deep and thoughtful portrait of two marginalised women in America forgotten by city folk and the political class.‐ News.com.au
Read More | Posted Jun 21, 2019
3.5/5 90% John Wick: Chapter 3 - Parabellum (2019) When there are hundreds of deaths, it's pretty incredible that John Wick 3 sustains its inventiveness and sheer bonkers-ness.‐ News.com.au
Read More | Posted Jun 21, 2019
3/5 66% Peterloo (2019) There's an emotional distance to Peterloo that often makes it seem stagey.‐ News.com.au
Read More | Posted Jun 21, 2019
2/5 14% The Hustle (2019) An unimaginative and moderately diverting comedy that you'd probably be content with if you literally have nothing else to watch.‐ News.com.au
Read More | Posted May 9, 2019
3.5/5 68% Pokémon Detective Pikachu (2019) Detective Pikachu is a weirdly enjoyable adventure that will charm the pants off you - or at the very least, Pikachu's pants.‐ News.com.au
Read More | Posted May 9, 2019
3.5/5 86% Top End Wedding (2019) Go out and support this Australian movie, not just because it deserves it but because you deserve it.‐ News.com.au
Read More | Posted May 2, 2019
3.5/5 91% Gloria Bell (2019) Gloria Bell is as complex and understated as its lead character, brought to life by Moore with a lived-in quality, and with texture.‐ News.com.au
Read More | Posted May 2, 2019
4/5 94% Avengers: Endgame (2019) A spectacle that is genuinely affecting and packed with properly exciting moments that will literally make you draw your breath, clap and whoop, and jump out of your seat‐ News.com.au
Read More | Posted Apr 23, 2019
4.5/5 95% Burning (Beoning) (2018) Lee hypnotises with his story of a love triangle, crafting a movie that could be described as visual poetry.‐ News.com.au
Read More | Posted Apr 21, 2019