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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
2.5/5 56% Outlaw King (2018) Outlaw King is surprisingly underwhelming.‐ News.com.au
Read More | Posted Nov 11, 2018
3/5 41% The Girl in the Spider's Web (2018) Let's call it watchable and diverting, rather than mandatory viewing.‐ News.com.au
Read More | Posted Nov 9, 2018
3/5 85% Boy Erased (2018) Joel Edgerton has made an effective movie and a significant story with wonderfully rich performances - casting Kidman will automatically give you that.‐ News.com.au
Read More | Posted Nov 9, 2018
3.5/5 62% Suspiria (2018) If you let yourself be taken over by its sinister spell, you'll be in for an unforgettable experience.‐ News.com.au
Read More | Posted Nov 9, 2018
3/5 69% Beautiful Boy (2018) It all sounds very heavy and bleak, but there is a lightness of touch in Beautiful Boy that keeps it from being enveloped in unbearable darkness.‐ News.com.au
Read More | Posted Oct 25, 2018
3.5/5 79% Halloween (2018) Halloween embraces the simplistic fear of the original and crafts a 40-years-in-the-making follow-up that will scare the crap out of you.‐ News.com.au
Read More | Posted Oct 25, 2018
4/5 79% 22 July (2018) 22 July is not an easy movie to watch but it's one you should consider giving your time to.‐ News.com.au
Read More | Posted Oct 17, 2018
4/5 100% Wajib (2017) Annemarie Jacir's insight into inter-generation tension is what makes Wajib so compelling and watchable, while never losing touch of the specificity of this particular father and son.‐ News.com.au
Read More | Posted Oct 17, 2018
4/5 90% A Star Is Born (2018) While imperfect, A Star Is Born is a satisfying and emotionally evocative epic. If only it had managed to maintain the intoxicating allure of its first hour.‐ News.com.au
Read More | Posted Oct 17, 2018
3.5/5 73% Bad Times at the El Royale (2018) Bad Times at the El Royale is an engrossing, entertaining noir-thriller with some effective set pieces and some standout performances. If only it had a bit more to say.‐ News.com.au
Read More | Posted Oct 10, 2018
5/5 88% First Man (2018) In a word: Flawless. First Man is a stunning film where everything works in symphony.‐ News.com.au
Read More | Posted Oct 10, 2018
4.5/5 88% American Animals (2018) American Animals is a different kind of movie, a truly electrifying story with purpose and meaning but one that has also given us a new form of storytelling.‐ News.com.au
Read More | Posted Oct 4, 2018
3.5/5 100% McKellen: Playing the Part (2017) It's a must-see for any fan, and, be honest, is there anyone who's not an Ian McKellen fan?‐ News.com.au
Read More | Posted Oct 3, 2018
2/5 29% Venom (2018) A disjointed, tonally confused and mediocrely written action flick, the best thing Venom has going for it is its relatively short runtime.‐ News.com.au
Read More | Posted Oct 3, 2018
2/5 29% Night School (2018) There were some laughs, some giggles, even an occasional cackle, but for the most part, Night School is a lesson that often feels more like punishment.‐ News.com.au
Read More | Posted Sep 27, 2018
3/5 83% Ladies in Black (2018) Ladies in Black isn't really a plot-driven movie, it's more of a mood, it's about inviting you to spend some time in this lovely, quaint world where it's always sunny.‐ News.com.au
Read More | Posted Sep 22, 2018
3/5 66% The House with a Clock in Its Walls (2018) It works if all you're looking for is a movie you can take your children to see.‐ News.com.au
Read More | Posted Sep 22, 2018
2.5/5 71% Christopher Robin (2018) It's a heavy-handed, unsatisfying experience. A more apt title would be Melancholy and the Infinite Childhood.‐ News.com.au
Read More | Posted Sep 13, 2018
3/5 33% The Predator (2018) The first entry in the Predator franchise in almost a decade is a solid action romp that's even kind of ... goofy?‐ News.com.au
Read More | Posted Sep 13, 2018
3/5 85% A Simple Favor (2018) With its gripping premise, likeable cast and a director in Paul Feig, A Simple Favour has much going for it.‐ News.com.au
Read More | Posted Sep 13, 2018
4/5 93% Searching (2018) It helps when you have a lead like John Cho, who after 20 years in the industry is finally bagging the kind of starring roles he deserves.‐ News.com.au
Read More | Posted Sep 13, 2018
4/5 88% The Insult (L'insulte) (2018) A thrilling, thoughtful and complex story.‐ News.com.au
Read More | Posted Sep 7, 2018
2/5 53% Book Club (2018) To have four female actors of this calibre in the one place and not give them something less mediocre is a lost opportunity.‐ News.com.au
Read More | Posted Sep 7, 2018
3.5/5 99% McQueen (2018) What keeps McQueen from being a brilliant doco is its willingness to skim over the darkest parts of the designer's life.‐ News.com.au
Read More | Posted Sep 7, 2018
3.5/5 86% The Miseducation of Cameron Post (2018) We need more movies like this, where the filmmakers do not judge these young characters - but in which they find strength and support in believing in themselves. It could make all the difference to just one person watching it.‐ News.com.au
Read More | Posted Sep 7, 2018
3/5 66% Sierra Burgess Is a Loser (2018) It's a candy-coloured and candy-flavoured teen romance that could best be described as pleasant - it's not transcendent but at least it's not The Kissing Booth.‐ News.com.au
Read More | Posted Sep 7, 2018
3.5/5 92% Crazy Rich Asians (2018) It's a boisterous ride that you'll want to jump on time and again, still chortling with each rewatch.‐ News.com.au
Read More | Posted Aug 29, 2018
4/5 95% BlacKkKlansman (2018) Spike Lee isn't subtle, his is a sledgehammer approach. But being delicate wasn't the point. This is a film that needs to be seen.‐ News.com.au
Read More | Posted Aug 19, 2018
3/5 81% C'est la vie (Le sens de la fête) (2017) It's a mad farce - but the fun, chuckle-worthy kind.‐ News.com.au
Read More | Posted Aug 19, 2018
3.5/5 96% To All the Boys I've Loved Before (2018) It's so undeniably sweet.‐ News.com.au
Read More | Posted Aug 19, 2018
3/5 68% On Chesil Beach (2018) On Chesil Beach doesn't hit all the right notes but it does enough to be a graceful period drama about the unfulfilled promises we make to each other and ourselves.‐ News.com.au
Read More | Posted Aug 8, 2018
4/5 84% The Wife (2018) The Wife is a movie for grown-ups, a thoughtful antidote to the box office bombasts, and it has one of the most phenomenal performances so far this year.‐ News.com.au
Read More | Posted Aug 8, 2018
3/5 49% The Spy Who Dumped Me (2018) Ultimately, what makes The Spy Who Dumped Me an enjoyable experience is what Kunis and McKinnon bring to the table.‐ News.com.au
Read More | Posted Aug 8, 2018
4.5/5 97% Mission: Impossible - Fallout (2018) The kind of exciting, adrenaline-pumping and visceral movie-going experience Mission: Impossible is known for and delivers‐ News.com.au
Read More | Posted Aug 1, 2018
3/5 81% Beirut (2018) Beirut is a fairly standard thriller but it's tightly plotted, well-composed and there's at least one twist you genuinely don't see coming. ‐ News.com.au
Read More | Posted Jul 27, 2018
3.5/5 90% The Breaker Upperers (2018) The Breaker Upperers is packed full of that awkward, dry-as-a-desert Kiwi wit - the unmistakable rhythm of a bloody good time at the movies. ‐ News.com.au
Read More | Posted Jul 27, 2018
2/5 81% Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again (2018) Other than Lily James' luminous performance, there is no reason for this witless movie to exist. ‐ News.com.au
Read More | Posted Jul 17, 2018
2.5/5 46% Skyscraper (2018) Skyscraper was never going to be more than a mindless blockbuster - there are no deep metaphors, what you see is what you get. And what you get is one of the most ridiculous movies you'll ever see.‐ News.com.au
Read More | Posted Jul 10, 2018
4/5 88% Ant-Man and the Wasp (2018) The strength in Ant-Man And The Wasp is that it's a small-stakes, personal superhero caper that's unconcerned with the bigger battle for the world's soul. It's such a relief to not be asked to invest in something grandiose.‐ News.com.au
Read More | Posted Jul 3, 2018
3.5/5 90% Set It Up (2018) Set It Up is exactly the kind of easy-to-watch movie with attractive New Yorkers that will satisfy that part of you that loves nothing more than eat pizza on a couch and be wooed by a love story.‐ News.com.au
Read More | Posted Jun 27, 2018
4.5/5 95% Foxtrot (2018) Unsettling, occasionally shocking but always fascinating, Foxtrot is one of those films that demands to be seen and remembered.‐ News.com.au
Read More | Posted Jun 20, 2018
3/5 65% Ideal Home (2018) Despite its been-there-done-that story, what saves Ideal Home from mediocrity is the irrepressible charm of Paul Rudd and Steve Coogan.‐ News.com.au
Read More | Posted Jun 20, 2018
2.5/5 48% Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom (2018) Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom isn't so much gripping as passable. Déjà vu has well and truly set in.‐ News.com.au
Read More | Posted Jun 19, 2018
4/5 94% Incredibles 2 (2018) What's been missing from Pixar's rightly vaunted stable in recent years has been a solid and exuberant adventure romp that's not going to make adults cry. Thank god for Incredibles 2.‐ News.com.au
Read More | Posted Jun 18, 2018
3/5 55% Tag (2018) Though thoroughly infantile at many points, try as you might to stifle that laugh, despite yourself, you'll find plenty of instances to cackle.‐ News.com.au
Read More | Posted Jun 13, 2018
3/5 72% Kodachrome (2018) While Kodachrome is let down by its generic beats and the way it telegraphs much of its dialogue, it has a wistfulness that ends up being rather effective. ‐ News.com.au
Read More | Posted Jun 7, 2018
3/5 68% Ocean's 8 (2018) The plot-holes galore story isn't really why you're here. It's about spending time with these women. Because they look like they're having fun, you want to have fun with them.‐ News.com.au
Read More | Posted Jun 5, 2018
2/5 37% Gringo (2018) Despite corralling Charlize Theron, Joel Edgerton, Thandie Newton and David Oyelowo into its incredible cast, Gringo is, at best, an inept attempt at a dark comedy.‐ News.com.au
Read More | Posted Jun 4, 2018
4/5 89% Hereditary (2018) If you're looking for something that operates on a deeper psychological level while still searing into your brain some of the most disturbing visuals projected on screen, then strap in for quite an experience.‐ News.com.au
Read More | Posted Jun 4, 2018
2.5/5 70% Solo: A Star Wars Story (2018) It's not that it's terrible, but it certainly falls into the take-it-or-leave-it category with its mediocre plotting, inconsistent characterisation and regrettable writing. It was decidedly underwhelming and definitely too long.‐ News.com.au
Read More | Posted May 22, 2018