Topic | Movie reviews | The Age

We’re sorry, this feature is currently unavailable. We’re working to restore it. Please try again later.

Review

Advertisement
Bullet Train is off the rails, even with the ‘mellow-yet-whiny’ Brad Pitt
★★½
Cinema

Bullet Train is off the rails, even with the ‘mellow-yet-whiny’ Brad Pitt

It riffs on the movies of Tarantino, but this offbeat action-thriller about assassins battling it out on a high-speed train never quite hits its mark.

  • by Jake Wilson

Latest

Former Pixar boss and a star cast can’t save this animation
★★★
Streaming

Former Pixar boss and a star cast can’t save this animation

Luck has lively physical humour, appealing characters and Whoopi Goldberg, but it’s still too long and complicated for little ones.

  • by Paul Byrnes
A rampaging Rampling escapes the darkness in a tender family drama
★★★½
New Zealand

A rampaging Rampling escapes the darkness in a tender family drama

Charlotte Rampling stars as a hard-drinking, sharp-tongued grandmother who slowly rebuilds her relationship with her teenage grandson in Juniper.

  • by Sandra Hall
Thai cave rescue movie is gripping, but leaves many heroes out
★★★★
Streaming

Thai cave rescue movie is gripping, but leaves many heroes out

Colin Farrell, Viggo Mortensen and Joel Edgerton star in Ron Howard’s recreation of the incredible effort to save 12 Thai boys and their football coach in 2018.

  • by Paul Byrnes
Hitchcock and a train strike make for a superb French drama
★★★★
Film

Hitchcock and a train strike make for a superb French drama

Laure Calamy delivers a star performance in Full Time, in which one woman’s life quickly spirals out of control.

  • by Paul Byrnes
By the end, I was long past caring about the entitled people in this movie
★★
Film

By the end, I was long past caring about the entitled people in this movie

The Forgiven, starring Ralph Fiennes, Jessica Chastain and Matt Smith, derives whatever kick it has from the spectacle of well-off people behaving badly.

  • by Jake Wilson
Advertisement
Knives Out lookalike puts a French twist on the murder mystery
★★★½
Movies

Knives Out lookalike puts a French twist on the murder mystery

Murder Party shapes up as good fun and there’s a bonus in watching two of cinema’s great veterans immersing themselves in pure silliness.

  • by Sandra Hall
True story or unreliable source? Film about autism skips controversy
★★★
Movies

True story or unreliable source? Film about autism skips controversy

The Reason I Jump offers a profound insight into what it is like to be autistic, or more correctly, what it might be like.

  • by Paul Byrnes
‘I’m looking forward to being cancelled so I don’t have to make another movie’

‘I’m looking forward to being cancelled so I don’t have to make another movie’

John Michael McDonagh has carved a niche with films such as Calvary and The Guard, but says he doesn’t actually like making movies.

  • by Karl Quinn
Billy Porter’s romcom starts like a bad Clueless remake. How wrong I was
★★★
M magazine

Billy Porter’s romcom starts like a bad Clueless remake. How wrong I was

Anything’s Possible is so much smarter than it looks, despite the chocolate-box cute opening. The longer it goes, the better it gets.

  • by Paul Byrnes
Ethan Hawke’s Grabber isn’t the only odd thing about this retro horror

Ethan Hawke’s Grabber isn’t the only odd thing about this retro horror

A tribute to the twin gods of Steven Spielberg and Stephen King, The Black Phone calls on a number of gimmicks to pad things out.

  • by Jake Wilson