ScreenHub

ScreenHub is not a Tomatometer-approved publication. Reviews from this publication only count toward the Tomatometer when written by the following Tomatometer-approved critic(s): Glenn Dunks, Mel Campbell, Sarah Ward
Rating Title/Year Author
Animals (2019) Mel Campbell Sensual and beautifully textured. Hyde watches with tenderness but resists melodrama ... steering us gently towards the revelation that something more atavistic binds these two women. EDIT
Posted Dec 10, 2019
Little Monsters (2019) Mel Campbell A wholesome, earnest film whose energy comes from the interplay between childhood innocence and adult responsibility, and a consequent rejection of adolescent cynicism. EDIT
Posted Dec 10, 2019
Judy & Punch (2019) Mel Campbell Foulkes emphatically skewers vain, mediocre men and the violence they depend upon to secure women's fear in lieu of respect. Yet it manages to be funny... EDIT
Posted Dec 10, 2019
The Nightingale (2018) Mel Campbell Its tenderness is striking: the way it infuses song with a longing for country that goes beyond language ... [A] challenging reminder that even sympathetic characters are enmeshed in systems of atrocity. EDIT
Posted Dec 10, 2019
Hotel Mumbai (2018) Mel Campbell Hotel Mumbai grants an equally intense subjectivity to its young terrorists as to their victims. Their callous fanaticism is only underscored when Maras reveals them as naïve doofuses... EDIT
Posted Dec 10, 2019
Danger Close: The Battle of Long Tan (2019) Mel Campbell Grippingly depict[s] the intensely subjective experience of violence without centring individual heroes ... what makes it effective is Kriv Stenders' multifaceted approach. EDIT
Posted Dec 10, 2019
The King (2019) Mel Campbell Edgerton plays Falstaff's drunken buffoonery as an old warrior's self-medication, not a fool's personality. But most of all I liked the fight scenes, which unromantically depict the grim, ugly slog of medieval combat. EDIT
Posted Dec 10, 2019
I Am Mother (2019) Mel Campbell Anchored by a fantastically assured Clara Rugaard, I Am Mother is a speculative springboard for rich discussions about prosthetic nurturing and the moral cost of engineering the greater good. EDIT
Posted Dec 10, 2019
Island of the Hungry Ghosts (2018) Mel Campbell Affecting and disquieting, it's an audiovisual braided essay about displacement and the limits of empathy ... Hungry Ghosts, though, makes poetry of despair, inertia, failure... EDIT
Posted Dec 10, 2019
3.5/5 After the Wedding (2019) Mel Campbell After the Wedding is one of those thoroughly inessential yet subtle and well-crafted films made for grown-ups who like sitting back and watching the inner turmoil of other grown-ups. EDIT
Posted Dec 10, 2019
3/5 () Mel Campbell Promised lacks sophistication and craft ... Still, there's something charming about this film ... an imperfect movie that nonetheless captures something that feels real and valuable. EDIT
Posted Dec 10, 2019
4/5 Midsommar (2019) Mel Campbell Despite the way Midsommar is being talked about as an 'extreme', disturbing cinemagoing experience, I found it joyful and uplifting. EDIT
Posted Dec 10, 2019
2.5/5 Palm Beach (2019) Mel Campbell Embarrassingly vapid ... a film that asks its audience to show "unfunded empathy" for the travails of ageing, bourgeois husbands and wives looks less like escapist fun and more like oblivious contempt. EDIT
Posted Dec 10, 2019
3.5/5 Ophelia (2018) Mel Campbell With time, Ophelia will reveal itself as this generation's Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves: lovingly crafted medieval pulp that speaks most eloquently to teenagers, and is enjoyed as high camp by everyone else. EDIT
Posted Dec 10, 2019
4/5 The White Crow (2018) Mel Campbell The White Crow powerfully suggests that an appetite for appreciating art as well as performing it shaped Nureyev's fluid self. EDIT
Posted Dec 10, 2019
5/5 Parasite (2019) Mel Campbell Impeccable, sustaining shocking plot twists and tonal shifts between suspense, poignant family drama and slapstick farce without ever sacrificing its visual flair and impudent sense of humour. EDIT
Posted Dec 10, 2019
4/5 Rocketman (2019) Mel Campbell This is a very sentimental film - but then isn't that the pleasure of musicals? I'm here for Rocketman's exuberant mythologising. EDIT
Posted Dec 10, 2019
3.5/5 Top End Wedding (2019) Mel Campbell In an Australian culture filled with cynical and combative politics, Top End Wedding feels radical - not because it seeks to break new ground, but because it finds joy in a shared homecoming. EDIT
Posted Dec 10, 2019
4/5 Woman at War (2018) Mel Campbell Highlights not only the rage and ferocity of women's activism, but also its playfulness, generosity and tenderness. It's a delightful film: beautifully shot, full of joyous symbolism, and with a deft central performance from Halldóra Geirharðsdóttir. EDIT
Posted Dec 10, 2019
2.5/5 Pimped (2018) Mel Campbell This could have been intriguing if the film's ideas were clearer. But they aren't. ... Mystery and ambiguity can be gripping and exciting onscreen, but as I watched Pimped I mainly felt bored and annoyed. EDIT
Posted Dec 10, 2019
3/5 Mary Queen of Scots (2018) Mel Campbell A traditional and essentially conservative biopic that your mum might like if The Favourite is too weird. EDIT
Posted Dec 10, 2019
3.5/5 Booksmart (2019) Mel Campbell Olivia Wilde's directorial debut jostles the ghosts of teen movies past to find its own voice ... [yet] Booksmart never quite gets to grips with the way money still matters. EDIT
Posted Dec 10, 2019
3.5/5 Emu Runner (2018) Mel Campbell Emu Runner, like its heroine, is a quiet gem. Its simple and satisfyingly realised themes of family and identity will appeal to kids EDIT
Posted Dec 10, 2019
B- () Glenn Dunks This style can come off as a little bit daggy, but nonetheless pairs well with the American rock star who doesn't seem to take herself all that seriously. EDIT
Posted Nov 21, 2019
B Iron Fists and Kung Fu Kicks (2019) Glenn Dunks Early passages lean heavily on a more standard timeline of point A to point B storytelling, but the film really comes alive when Ou focuses on societal and cultural intricacies ... of the political unrest of the time. EDIT
Posted Aug 21, 2019
B+ Merata: How Mum Decolonised the Screen (2018) Glenn Dunks Despite this being his directorial debut, he appears on initial inspection to be adept at the process. EDIT
Posted Aug 21, 2019
B 2040 (2019) Glenn Dunks [Michael] Moore's stamp is all over 2040 both behind and in front of the camera. EDIT
Posted May 28, 2019