DM Bradley

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Film Review: Lucky

A small, humble, pleasingly hard-edged drama with moments of wry comedy, Lucky offers a few sweet references to Harry Dean Stanton’s key roles, a fairly stark b…

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Film Review: Detroit

Kathryn Bigelow’s Detroit is an almost feverishly intense historical drama that concludes with a careful credit stating that the film is drawn from the testimon…

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Film Review: Three Summers

Three Summers feels altogether forced and contrived, with a few nice performances and good intentions ground down by sheer irksomeness, as major contemporary th…

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Film Review: Loving Vincent

This lavish production from Dorota Kobiela and Hugh Welchman was created using oil paintings for each of the 65000 frames, and the effect is at times absolutely…

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Film Review: The Midwife

The Midwife from writer/director Martin Provost (best-known outside Europe for the biopic Séraphine) is a comedic character piece that threatens to get awfully …

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Film Review: Thor: Ragnarok

Thor: Ragnarok might have an unbalanced plot and way too many characters sharing the screen, but that hardly matters as excellent performances and a hilarious s…

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Film Review: Good Time

Robert Pattinson finally shakes off that Twilight shame with this tense, foul-mouthed and ironically-titled character/crime drama from the Safdie brothers, name…

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Film Review: Paths of the Soul

Yang Zhang’s Paths of the Soul is a docudrama shot under treacherous conditions, and works beautifully as a study of faith, compassion and spirituality.…

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Film Review: The Mountain Between Us

While The Mountain Between Us flirts with being tough and unsentimental, it’s actually all a bit contrived and soppy, with only stars Kate Winslet and Idris Elb…

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Film Review: Blue

Aussie writer, producer and director Karina Holden’s documentary Blue isn’t exactly a wonders-of-the-deep documentary a la David Attenborough, although it is, a…

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Film Review: Song to Song

Genuinely mysterious writer/director Terrence Malick has truly come out of hiding and into the spotlight as he approaches his mid-70s and unfortunately this dec…

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Film Review: Blade Runner 2049

Released in 1982, Ridley Scott’s Blade Runner (his follow-up to the first Alien and drawn from the late great Philip K. Dick’s novel Do Androids Dream of Electr…

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Film Review: The Dancer (La Danseuse)

This handsome French/Czechproduced biopic from Stéphanie Di Giusto (adapting Giovanni Lista’s novel) is a sprawling, awkward and melodramatic piece that feature…

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Review: The Go-Betweens: Right Here

Brisbane band The Go-Betweens (an indie outfit before the word ‘indie’ was used that way) are somewhat unique as, aside from a cult following, never broke beyon…

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Film Review: Mountain

Mountain is not quite a documentary in the formal sense (unlike Jennifer Peedom’s previous effort Sherpa). This collaboration between Peedom, the Australian Cha…

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Film Review: Australia Day

Australia Day is a gruelling journey through the streets of Brisbane and subterranean national prejudices, but it does have a lot of heart and features some exc…

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