Louise Keller

Louise Keller
Louise Keller's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Urban Cinefile
Biography:
Louise Keller is Deputy Editor and Co-Publisher of Australia?s award-winning online movie magazine Urban Cinefile, established in 1997. She co-hosted a weekly prime time movie segment for Ovation and World Movies Pay TV Channels (2004 & 2005) with her publishing partner and husband Andrew L. Urban. With more than 20 years publishing experience, she and Andrew previously published print publications Encore Magazine, Event and Sydney Diary. Born in India and educated in French-speaking Belgian Congo (Zaire) in Africa, she formerly ran her own Public Relations Company, was a professional singer for 14 years and a television hostess.
Publications: Urban Cinefile
Location: Sydney, Australia

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
89% Blinded by the Light (2019) Posters of David Beckham in Bend it Like Beckham are exchanged for those of Bruce Springsteen in Gurinder Chadha's Blinded by the Light, a likeable but derivative coming of age story about dreams, anger and building bridges. - Urban Cinefile EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 2, 2019
83% Judy (2019) Renee Zellweger's electric performance lingers as surely as the overwhelming sadness that permeates throughout this bio-pic. - Urban Cinefile EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 2, 2019
26% Gemini Man (2019) Assassins, clones and spectacular locations are the key ingredients of Gemini Man, a 3D action packed sci-fi thriller from Ang Lee that delivers on action but is short on thrills. - Urban Cinefile EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 30, 2019
69% Joker (2019) Edgy and darkly disturbing, Joker takes flight on the wings of a sensational performance by Joaquin Phoenix. - Urban Cinefile EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 23, 2019
84% Ad Astra (2019) The relationship between father and son is the nucleus of this potent drama in which the vast scale of the universe juxtaposes the intangible complexities of the heart. - Urban Cinefile EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 16, 2019
86% The Nightingale (2019) At once artfully cinematic and thoroughly commercial, The Nightingale reaffirms Jennifer Kent's post-The Babadook credentials as a natural born filmmaker. Her storytelling is as acute as her sense of visualisation and her cast delivers for her in spades. - Urban Cinefile EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 7, 2019
80% Late Night (2019) Late Night is smart, sassy and funny. Just like its leading lady, Emma Thompson, who devours the role of late-night TV host and spits out crackle and pop. - Urban Cinefile EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 6, 2019
50% Palm Beach (2019) Rachel Ward's film is exactly what you expect: a good-hearted get-together of old friends and family when resentments flair, flailing relationships are revealed and secrets demand to be heard. But it aches for some grit. - Urban Cinefile EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 30, 2019
85% Once Upon a Time In Hollywood (2019) In the company of fading, heavy-drinking TV star Rick Dalton (DiCaprio) and his wild-card stunt-double buddy Cliff Booth (Pitt), the film is blackly funny and ignites a splashy, violent ending, soaked in Tarantino-esque bravura. - Urban Cinefile EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 24, 2019
53% The Lion King (2019) Technically brilliant with its hyperreal visuals, there is something mawkish about Jon Favreau's remake of The Lion King. - Urban Cinefile EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 17, 2019
63% Yesterday (2019) It is original and audacious, but the film never soars as I had hoped - one idea is stretched to the limit. Although, what's not to like when hearing 15 of the Beatles' best? - Urban Cinefile EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 20, 2019
51% Tolkien (2019) Tolkien is indeed a treasure. I was stimulated, moved and enthralled. - Urban Cinefile EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 3, 2019
93% Wild Rose (2019) Jessie Buckley is astonishing in this satisfying and emotionally rich drama in which a young rebel throws caution to the wind to pursue her dream to become a country star in Nashville. - Urban Cinefile EDIT
Read More | Posted May 30, 2019
30% Red Joan (2019) Ideals, secrets, love and betrayal are the themes of this superb British spy thriller in which a physics graduate risks everything 'to change the world'. - Urban Cinefile EDIT
Read More | Posted May 27, 2019
89% Rocketman (2019) Camouflaged under appropriately diminishing hair, flamboyant spectacles and outrageous costumes, Taron Egerton's superb lead performance offers Rocketman every chance to soar but the film is a mixed bag. - Urban Cinefile EDIT
Read More | Posted May 26, 2019
90% John Wick: Chapter 3 - Parabellum (2019) Visually striking with choreographed action that is as deadly as it is dazzling, John Wick: Chapter 3 Parabellum is inventive, creative and hits every mark within its sublime production design.... Keanu is at the top of his game... - Urban Cinefile EDIT
Read More | Posted May 19, 2019
14% The Hustle (2019) The South of France looks fabulous - as do the Jimmy Choo stilettos that Anne Hathaway wears. The music bounces happily like a French farce. So far so good. But the film is a disappointment: a mix of contrivance, tawdry humour and patchy performances. - Urban Cinefile EDIT
Read More | Posted May 8, 2019
81% Long Shot (2019) The unlikely romantic pairing of Charlize Theron and Seth Rogan successfully offers giggles in quirky situations, although messages about gender politics, role playing, racism and satire are less successful. - Urban Cinefile EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 29, 2019
94% Avengers: Endgame (2019) A high-octane spectacular filled with surprises, twists and action sequences that are pure mayhem. The film's conceit is as large as its scale. - Urban Cinefile EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 27, 2019
50% Celeste (2018) The lush Queensland rainforest is the star of this episodic Australian melodrama whose mood lingers but our interest wanes, amid secrets, longing and regrets. - Urban Cinefile EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 21, 2019
91% Gloria Bell (2019) The English language remake of Chilean writer director Sebastian Lelio's 2013 film hit Gloria loses nothing in translation. It's wonderful! - Urban Cinefile EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 15, 2019
90% Shazam! (2019) Fresh and fabulous, this blast of a superhero adventure ticks all the boxes. It is funny, cool and the narrative flies on the wings of a good script and excellent direction. - Urban Cinefile EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 10, 2019
47% Little (2019) A fun twist on the body switch premise, Little is big on laughs and delivers a whopping good time. - Urban Cinefile EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 8, 2019
27% The Aftermath (2019) Cinematic and romantic, the film combines honour with personal dilemma, punctuated by the essence of the horrors of the war and its aftermath. It feels a little like a Mills and Boon tale... - Urban Cinefile EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 7, 2019
43% The Chaperone (2019) Secrets, surprises, love and longing are part of this delightful coming of age story that delivers a glorious twist. - Urban Cinefile EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 4, 2019
93% Us (2019) In an audacious conceit, director Jordan Peele has concocted a humdinger of a tale that is intense, scary, funny and thought provoking in equal measures. - Urban Cinefile EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 22, 2019
72% The Happy Prince (2018) In the role of his career and his directing debut, Rupert Everett shines brightly as the troubled literary genius, Oscar Wilde during his final years. - Urban Cinefile EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 19, 2019
72% Galveston (2018) There's a sadness that permeates throughout this gritty tale about a hitman heading for Galveston in search of redemption. - Urban Cinefile EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 19, 2019
74% Destroyer (2018) Damaged LAPD detective in search of redemption is the theme of this gritty thriller in which Nicole Kidman strips her physical veneer in what is certainly the most unglamorous role of her career. - Urban Cinefile EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 12, 2019
55% Swimming with Men (2018) Like The Full Monty and Calendar Girls, the protagonists of this gentle British comedy are unlikely heroes, especially in the context of baring flesh. - Urban Cinefile EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 12, 2019
75% Hotel Mumbai (2019) The imagery is intense, brutal and disturbing. Volker Bertelmann's percussive heavy score is powerful, adding effectively to the build up of tension and fear. - Urban Cinefile EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 11, 2019
100% Pimped (2018) Sex, murder and dark secrets are the ingredients of David Barker's psychological thriller that starts with promise but spirals into no-man's land when credibility becomes stretched. - Urban Cinefile EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 9, 2019
50% Pimp (2018) Sex, murder and dark secrets are the key ingredients of the tale that begins when Sarah (Ella Scott Lynch) meets Lewis (Benedict Samuel) for a potential night of passion. - Urban Cinefile EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 6, 2019
78% Captain Marvel (2019) A new kick-ass heroine, a cat called Goose and Samuel L. Jackson as a young Nick Fury are the best things about this spectacular action-packed adventure from the Marvel cinematic universe. - Urban Cinefile EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 6, 2019
60% Greta (2019) A cracker of a psychological thriller that is both creepy and scary. Don't watch this film alone! - Urban Cinefile EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 2, 2019
98% The Guilty (Den skyldige) (2018) Conceptually simple, yet emotionally complex, this gripping morality tale will have you on the edge of your seat from start to finish. - Urban Cinefile EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 24, 2019
78% Everybody Knows (Todos lo saben) (2019) A wedding, a kidnapping and a secret that everybody knows is the focus of this involving film by Asghar Farhadi in which the characters form part of an intricate jigsaw puzzle. It sings with authenticity. - Urban Cinefile EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 24, 2019
89% Sometimes Always Never (Triple Word Score) (2020) Don't lose sight of what you already have when searching for the elusive dream is the moral of this drama that explores the complex relationship between father and son - Urban Cinefile EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 6, 2019
93% Stan & Ollie (2019) Casting is perfect: Coogan and Hardy are wonderful. It's warm, funny and poignant. Take a tissue - you may need it! - Urban Cinefile EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 6, 2019
70% Cold Pursuit (2019) True to its Norwegian filmic origins, Hans Petter Moland's remake of his 2014 thriller Kraftidioten is blackly funny, overtly violent and filled with a snow plow of quirky elements. And it has Liam Neeson. - Urban Cinefile EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 5, 2019
70% The Mule (2018) There is a mischievous slant and plenty of heart in this fish out of water tale in which Clint Eastwood plays an elderly war veteran who inadvertently becomes a drug mule. - Urban Cinefile EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 21, 2019
89% Arctic (2019) A harrowing tale of survival, Arctic relies on visuals of crisp white snow and vast landscapes to lure us into the reality in which Mads Mikkelsen's pilot is stranded. - Urban Cinefile EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 19, 2019
37% Glass (2019) You've got to hand it to M.Night Shyamalan for sheer chutzpah but ultimately the grand scale concept dissipates in a puff of its own self-importance. - Urban Cinefile EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 19, 2019
82% Ben is Back (2018) In one of her best performances, Roberts' emotional journey can be gauged by watching her beautiful, expressive face - often shown in tight close up. She displays concern, relief, revulsion, dismay, pity, regret, fear, determination, desperation and love. - Urban Cinefile EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 19, 2019
99% Eighth Grade (2018) Buoyed by a breakout performance by Elsie Fisher, who exhibits all the uncertainty, angst and trepidation of the awkward teen, Eighth Grade is an endearing and insightful glimpse into the dark recesses of a young mind on the brink of adulthood. - Urban Cinefile EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 17, 2019
67% Storm Boy (2019) Simply unforgettable! With its themes of nurturing, love and survival, this beautiful film is one you must not miss. - Urban Cinefile EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 17, 2019
63% Mary Queen of Scots (2018) Saoirse Ronan and Margot Robbie dazzle in this powerhouse of a film. - Urban Cinefile EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 17, 2019
78% Green Book (2018) Honesty, dignity and courage are the themes of one of the best films of the year - an odd couple road movie in which Viggo Mortensen delivers a performance that is note-perfect. - Urban Cinefile EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 17, 2019
92% Bumblebee (2018) It's the charming relationship between Hailee Steinfeld's 18 year old protagonist, Charlie and the alien robot she names Bumblebee, that makes this Transformers prequel into a heartwarming fantasy. - Urban Cinefile EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 28, 2018
59% The Front Runner (2018) The paradox of ethics, the press and politics comes under scrutiny in a fascinating recount of the sensational circumstances of Gary Hart's failed 1988 run for presidency. - Urban Cinefile EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 21, 2018