FILMINK (Australia)

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Rating Title/Year Author
15/20 () Mark Demetrius ...a visual document of visual documents - an interesting testament to the massive archive a photographer accrued in a lifetime of restless creative energy and observation. EDIT
Posted Oct 22, 2019
15/20 Zombieland: Double Tap (2019) Anthony O'Connor ...a brisk and fun time at the movies. EDIT
Posted Oct 16, 2019
16/20 () Julian Wood ...engaging drama-thriller. EDIT
Posted Oct 15, 2019
17/20 The Report (2019) Mark Demetrius ...a gripping, intelligently written and deftly constructed thriller, and of course all the more compelling because it's true. EDIT
Posted Oct 15, 2019
18/20 Locusts (2019) Erin Free ...inventively shot and highly entertaining... EDIT
Posted Oct 15, 2019
13/20 The Furies (2019) Anthony O'Connor What The Furies lacks in originality it makes up for with a gleeful commitment to gore. EDIT
Posted Oct 7, 2019
12/20 Gemini Man (2019) Anthony O'Connor ...a visually stunning, sporadically awkward, slight bit of popcorn entertainment that will engage those forgiving of style over substance. EDIT
Posted Sep 30, 2019
17/20 Pájaros de verano (2018) Julian Wood ... visually arresting... a haunting tale that will linger in the mind. EDIT
Posted Sep 29, 2019
16/20 Joker (2019) Anthony O'Connor ...delivers one of the more haunting and unique comic book movie experiences in years. EDIT
Posted Sep 26, 2019
11/20 Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark (2019) Anthony O'Connor ...drab and listless spookshow. EDIT
Posted Sep 24, 2019
17/20 The Dead Don't Die (2019) Jack Sargeant While the film slips between comedy and horror, it maintains an even tone throughout, with the director's familiar ensemble cast delivering perfect performances... EDIT
Posted Sep 19, 2019
15/20 Abominable (2019) Dov Kornits ...in turns engrossing and wondrous. EDIT
Posted Sep 18, 2019
13.5/20 Rambo: Last Blood (2019) Anthony O'Connor ... a perfectly enjoyable, if oddly put-together, action flick with a decent kill count but it doesn't feel like the conclusive end of an established character's arc. EDIT
Posted Sep 18, 2019
18/20 Ad Astra (2019) Cain Noble-Davies ... a sombre and enriching hurtle through the stars. EDIT
Posted Sep 18, 2019
17/20 Good Boys (2019) Cain Noble-Davies ...provides a good head rush from all the giggling, but also surprising moments of poignancy that shows genuine heart underneath the profanity. EDIT
Posted Sep 11, 2019
10/20 Downton Abbey (2019) Dov Kornits ...the cinematic equivalent of Brexit, if only it was that thought provoking. EDIT
Posted Sep 10, 2019
17.5/20 Ne Zha (2019) Cain Noble-Davies ...a glorious panorama unto itself. EDIT
Posted Sep 4, 2019
8/20 The Kitchen (2019) Cain Noble-Davies ...attempts emphasis on the femininity of our leads in how they do business, putting a maternal spin on the idea of protection rackets, but all that manages to do is make the whole effort inexorably bland. EDIT
Posted Sep 3, 2019
16/20 It: Chapter Two (2019) Anthony O'Connor Bloody, surreal and at times confounding, It Chapter Two is an ambitious slice of cosmic horror bolstered by strong performances, enthusiastic direction and a fantastic (in all sense of the word) monster. EDIT
Posted Sep 3, 2019
16/20 Nekrotronic (2018) Anthony O'Connor ...a deftly directed B-grade midnight movie with lashings of laconic Aussie humour and splattery set pieces. EDIT
Posted Aug 28, 2019
17/20 Watch the Sunset (2017) Erin Free Assured, controlled and gripping in a measured, slow-burn kind of way... EDIT
Posted Aug 27, 2019
15/20 Freaks (2018) Anthony O'Connor ...an unexpected gem of a film, well-acted, well-written and well-shot, with timely themes and clever staging EDIT
Posted Aug 20, 2019
13/20 Angel of Mine (2019) Cain Noble-Davies More than a little unsettling, but real. EDIT
Posted Aug 20, 2019
16/20 Dolor y gloria (2019) Anthony Frajman ......an honest and remorseful examination of a man who has had more regrets than delights - more pain than glory. An 8 1/2 style framework where Almodóvar can examine what if, and what is. EDIT
Posted Aug 18, 2019
15/20 Hearts and Bones (2019) Anthony Frajman ...an involving and tightly wound human drama which hits close to home. EDIT
Posted Aug 14, 2019
18/20 () Anthony Frajman ...a story with a zest for life, a zeal and universality recalling Peter Bogdanovich's The Last Picture Show and Milos Forman's One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest. EDIT
Posted Aug 13, 2019
18/20 Freedom (2019) Anthony Frajman ...a thrilling film which finds fleeting moments of beauty... EDIT
Posted Aug 13, 2019
15/20 Midsommar (2019) Anthony O'Connor ...a sun-drenched, hallucinatory nightmare that doesn't know when to end, or quite what it's trying to say, but is enormously effective (albeit inconsistently) and a giddily uneasy ride into hell. EDIT
Posted Aug 10, 2019
15/20 Palm Beach (2019) Julian Wood ...sometimes a miniature canvas can hold pleasing details. EDIT
Posted Aug 8, 2019
15/20 Judy & Punch (2019) Julian Wood There are memorable moments and promising directorial touches but, in another way, there is so much crammed in that it becomes a bit of a dog's breakfast. EDIT
Posted Aug 2, 2019
17.5/20 Australian Dream (1987) Cain Noble-Davies This is not a pleasant film to watch by any stretch, but it's certainly an impactful one. EDIT
Posted Aug 1, 2019
14.5/20 Late Night (2019) Anthony O'Connor ...a solid, frequently charming and funny romp and for Thompson's performance alone is very much worth the privilege of your time. EDIT
Posted Aug 1, 2019
13.5/20 Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw (2019) Anthony O'Connor It's neither particularly fast nor furious, but it's a goofy good time if you can settle into its boofhead charms. EDIT
Posted Jul 31, 2019
12/20 The Public (2018) John Noonan ...it's all well intentioned, it just overeggs the pudding. EDIT
Posted Jul 31, 2019
18/20 Blinded by the Light (2019) Cain Noble-Davies ...part-musical, part-biopic, part-rom-com and all sheer bloody brilliance. EDIT
Posted Jul 28, 2019
16/20 Once Upon a Time... in Hollywood (2019) Anthony O'Connor ...shaggy and indulgent, but also complex and fascinating, and offers an utterly unique experience for those willing to embrace its meandering charms. EDIT
Posted Jul 26, 2019
The Kleptocrats (2018) Andrew Blackie On the style front, it's tremendously entertaining, flitting between the Cannes Film Festival and million-dollar Vegas parties...and dominated by giddy overhead shots of New York and Kuala Lumpur. EDIT
Posted Jul 25, 2019
12/20 Ophelia (2018) Cain Noble-Davies .... deserves recognition for its artistic breadth, but also criticism for its own shortcomings, as it's much more fascinating to examine its influences rather than itself as a unique work. EDIT
Posted Jul 23, 2019
14/20 Who You Think I Am (2019) Julian Wood Binoche moves beyond her sometimes-glassy demeanour to show a fuller range of emotion. EDIT
Posted Jul 17, 2019
13/20 The White Crow (2018) Cain Noble-Davies The depiction we get of Nureyev, as captured by newcomer Oleg Ivenko, is one of frustrating inconsistency. EDIT
Posted Jul 17, 2019
10/20 The Lion King (2019) Anthony O'Connor ...it just doesn't take off and consequently feels like an overlong slog through the savanna. EDIT
Posted Jul 17, 2019
14/20 Crawl (2019) Anthony O'Connor ...an enjoyable swampy romp... EDIT
Posted Jul 11, 2019
11/20 Danger Close: The Battle of Long Tan (2019) Cain Noble-Davies ...the unquestionably good intentions aren't enough to outweigh the middling results. EDIT
Posted Jul 5, 2019
19/20 Mystify: Michael Hutchence (2019) Erin Free ...insightful and revealing in ways that most rock docos could only dream of... EDIT
Posted Jul 3, 2019
16/20 Spider-Man: Far From Home (2019) Anthony O'Connor ...a breezy romp that positively drips with crowd-pleasing charm. EDIT
Posted Jun 28, 2019
15/20 Dragged Across Concrete (2018) Jarrod Walker Where most filmmakers would cut, Zahler keeps the take rolling, to ratchet tension and (perhaps thanks to his novelistic leanings) to shift the tonal gears to a degree that's cinematically inspired... EDIT
Posted Jun 26, 2019
12/20 Yesterday (2019) Julian Wood The premise has so much going for it, however, the end result is that we should care about the long-denied love much more. EDIT
Posted Jun 24, 2019
12/20 Annabelle Comes Home (2019) Anthony O'Connor ...low stakes, death-free, goreless, giggly thrills, full of goofy jump scares, wide-eyed teenagers and CGI ghosties... EDIT
Posted Jun 24, 2019
15.5/20 The Secret Life of Pets 2 (2019) Erin Free Though good fun from start to finish, The Secret Life Pets 2 won't quite have you rolling over and begging for a third installment. EDIT
Posted Jun 19, 2019
13/20 Child's Play (2019) Anthony O'Connor The initial reaction of the kid characters to Chucky is genuinely funny, a couple of the kill scenes are extremely well-staged and there's a decent amount of gore and stoner comedy to amuse anyone looking for some amiable trash. EDIT
Posted Jun 19, 2019