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Wenlei Ma

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
4.5/5 92% The Shape of Water (2017) "A visually spectacular fairytale, The Shape of Water is a dazzling film, anchored by a masterful performance from the effervescent Sally Hawkins. " ‐ News.com.au
Posted Jan 17, 2018
2.5/5 67% Swinging Safari "It's just such a shame Swinging Safari is so shambolic and nowhere near as funny as it thinks it is " ‐ News.com.au
Posted Jan 17, 2018
4/5 93% Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (2017) "Martin McDonagh has crafted a magnificently rich story filled with complexities and twisting turns - it's an experiential kaleidoscope. " ‐ News.com.au
Posted Jan 13, 2018
4/5 86% Darkest Hour (2017) "As far as the overall package goes, Darkest Hour is kind of just proficient, a perfectly competent and effective period film. What elevates it is Oldman's full-bodied, tour-de-force performance. " ‐ News.com.au
Posted Jan 13, 2018
3.5/5 88% The Post (2018) "This is a powerful if sometimes heavy-handed film. It seems particularly significant right now, when there's an orange buffoon tweeting about awarding "worst news" awards as a propaganda tool to stifle criticism. " ‐ News.com.au
Posted Jan 13, 2018
4/5 100% Paddington 2 (2018) "Unless you're dead inside, you will not fail to be utterly charmed by Paddington 2. " ‐ News.com.au
Posted Dec 25, 2017
3/5 50% Downsizing (2017) "The poignancy and ambition were there, even if the execution didn't always hit the mark. " ‐ News.com.au
Posted Dec 23, 2017
1/5 27% Bright (2017) "While we should all know better than to expect much from director David Ayer, he, usually, does decent action. In Bright, it's mind-numbingly dull - some stabby, stabby over here, some bang, bang over there. Oops, you're dead. " ‐ News.com.au
Posted Dec 20, 2017
3/5 55% The Greatest Showman (2017) "Barnum says that he's looking for something real and sometimes, in the pizzazz of the music, you forget that there's not much more to The Greatest Showman than seduction. But there's a crowd-pleasing charm to its simplicity. " ‐ News.com.au
Posted Dec 20, 2017
3/5 66% Breathe (2017) "The producer of Breathe, Jonathan Cavendish, is the son of the incredible couple whose story is immortalised in the movie, giving it a weighty, personal connection that transcends some empty exercise in virtue. " ‐ News.com.au
Posted Dec 20, 2017
3/5 76% Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle (2017) "Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle isn't some cinematic masterpiece by any stretch but it does what it sets out to do, giving you two hours of silly fun. " ‐ News.com.au
Posted Dec 20, 2017
5/5 96% Call Me by Your Name (2018) "Few films handle coming of age with as much grace and humanity as Call Me By Your Name and the audience is as transformed by the experience as the characters. " ‐ News.com.au
Posted Dec 19, 2017
5/5 96% The Florida Project (2017) "The world captured by Sean Baker's lens is colourful and bright, despite its impoverished inhabitants, and he never judges or pities them for their choices, even if you might. Here is a movie that shows, not tells. " ‐ News.com.au
Posted Dec 19, 2017
3.5/5 90% Star Wars: The Last Jedi (2017) "Fisher would be proud of Episode VIII, an injection of freshness into a series always only one movie away from staidness -- such is the scrutiny of something as loaded as Star Wars. " ‐ News.com.au
Posted Dec 13, 2017
93% The Crown: Season 2 (TV, 2017) "The performances are even better than before and credit really must go to Claire Foy whose full-body portrayal of Her Maj is magnetic. " ‐ News.com.au
Posted Dec 8, 2017
2/5 30% Wonder Wheel (2017) "Even without the Allen creep factor or the off-tone lines, Wonder Wheel is an exaggerated jumble. Everything feels more artificial than his usual work and that's saying a lot for an Allen movie. " ‐ News.com.au
Posted Dec 6, 2017
3.5/5 91% The Disaster Artist (2017) "This movie isn't just some Hollywood parody or inside joke. It takes Wiseau's humanity seriously and portrays him as a wounded individual who wanted to be an All-American James Dean-type hero and not the ogre or villain everyone else saw him as. " ‐ News.com.au
Posted Dec 6, 2017
100% Catastrophe: Season 3 (TV, 2017) "The UK comedy is so clever, so brilliantly written, and so, well, funny. " ‐ News.com.au
Posted Dec 6, 2017
3/5 80% The Man Who Invented Christmas (2017) "The Man Who Invented Christmas isn't a barnstormer but it's exactly the kind of holiday fare that will cure a bout of humbugness. Bring the family. " ‐ News.com.au
Posted Dec 6, 2017
96% The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel: Season 1 (TV, 2017) "The flip side to its vibrancy and warmth is it doesn't resemble reality. But, at this point, that's not what you expect from a Sherman-Palladino production. The trade-off is worth it. " ‐ News.com.au
Posted Dec 6, 2017
3/5 64% Goodbye Christopher Robin (2017) "The solid Goodbye Christopher Robin is a perfectly amiable and beautifully filmed semi-biopic. That it has Domhnall Gleeson, Kelly Macdonald and Margot Robbie as the adult leads is to its credit. " ‐ News.com.au
Posted Nov 22, 2017
4.5/5 96% Mudbound (2017) "This beautifully composed film engrosses from the first frame to the last, breathtaking in its humanity and its ability to build out a fully realised world that never feels antiquated despite its 1940s period setting. " ‐ News.com.au
Posted Nov 21, 2017
62% Marvel's The Punisher: Season 1 (TV, 2017) "The Punisher doesn't always hit the perfect note but you have to give it chops for trying to do something a little different, and eschewing genre conventions. It's just too bloody long. " ‐ News.com.au
Posted Nov 16, 2017
4.5/5 79% The Killing of a Sacred Deer (2017) "The Killing of a Sacred Deer is so tightly wound, every frame and line of dialogue has been expertly calculated to be uncomfortable, to unsettle. " ‐ News.com.au
Posted Nov 15, 2017
3/5 57% Murder On The Orient Express (2017) "While it looked spectacular, the venture away from the confines of the train detracted from the claustrophobia and the immediate jeopardy present in Christie's novel and Lumet's version. " ‐ News.com.au
Posted Nov 15, 2017
4/5 84% Detroit (2017) "Detroit is vivid and it is demanding, designed to shake you out of complacency. " ‐ News.com.au
Posted Nov 15, 2017
3/5 86% Professor Marston & The Wonder Women (2017) "At times the movie veers into sentimentality and the pacing slacks off in the final 30 minutes, but it never loses its magnetic focus on those three strong, central performances. " ‐ News.com.au
Posted Nov 15, 2017
99% Alias Grace: Miniseries (TV, 2017) "Through Sarah Polley's rhythmic writing and Mary Harron's moody visuals, Margaret Atwood's beautiful prose has been translated to moving poetry in this engrossing series. " ‐ News.com.au
Posted Nov 15, 2017
82% The Girlfriend Experience: Season 2 (TV, 2017) "Be glad The Girlfriend Experience is back in all of its twisty intensity. " ‐ News.com.au
Posted Nov 15, 2017
2.5/5 40% Justice League (2017) "The good news is Justice League is not as terrible as you feared. The bad news is it's still a bloated, disjointed affair that makes little sense and a hash of one of the coolest superheroes. " ‐ News.com.au
Posted Nov 15, 2017
4/5 85% Ingrid Goes West (2017) "Ingrid Goes West is a chilling indictment of our image-driven culture, a withering dissection of artificiality versus authenticity. It's worth seeking out because this penetrating and darkly witty movie deserves to be seen. " ‐ News.com.au
Posted Oct 30, 2017
2/5 28% Suburbicon (2017) "Everything about it feels like it tried too hard to be something more, that it does far too much telling and not enough showing. Suburbicon feels more like a weak parody than a biting satire. " ‐ News.com.au
Posted Oct 27, 2017
94% Stranger Things: Season 2 (TV, 2017) "If we had to have a second season, then this is a solid result. It will delight fans by giving them more of what captured everyone's attention in the first place. " ‐ News.com.au
Posted Oct 27, 2017
58% White Famous: Season 1 (TV, 2017) "White Famous is a middling, masculine comedy, probably worth a second look but maybe not a third. " ‐ News.com.au
Posted Oct 19, 2017
1.5/5 32% Home Again (2017) "Home Again doesn't seem to be particularly concerned with story development - probably a fifth of the movie is made up of montages, all jaunty music and well-lit actors more fitting in a sunscreen commercial. " ‐ News.com.au
Posted Oct 19, 2017
2/5 7% The Snowman (2017) "Disjointed, clich├ęd and not nearly as tense or thrilling as the trailer implies, The Snowman is a lesson in squandered potential. " ‐ News.com.au
Posted Oct 19, 2017
4.5/5 92% Thor: Ragnarok (2017) "Thor: Ragnarok is an exhilarating, fresh take on the superhero movie, a smashingly good two hours of fun you won't want to take back. " ‐ News.com.au
Posted Oct 19, 2017
96% Mindhunter: Season 1 (TV, 2017) "Beautifully composed and tensely paced, Mindhunter is darkly addictive. The show deals with more than a few disturbing concepts and cases - those with a weaker constitution for such grim matters may find the stark details a little challenging to bear. " ‐ News.com.au
Posted Oct 13, 2017
4/5 92% The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected) (2017) "Baumbach is particularly adept at finding the humour in what could've been tragically sad situations. For all of his characters' flaws, Baumbach is generous, never playing them for caricatures even though it would've been all too easy. " ‐ News.com.au
Posted Oct 13, 2017
2.5/5 34% The Only Living Boy in New York (2017) "There's an ambition here that is never realised, try as Webb did to infuse the film with that New York spirit. There's no real depth to the film, only imitation. " ‐ News.com.au
Posted Oct 13, 2017
53% Dynasty: Season 1 (TV, 2017) "The rebooted Dynasty is a paler shade of the original - it doesn't have the same scale in terms of attitude and sass, not yet anyway. " ‐ News.com.au
Posted Oct 10, 2017
2.5/5 41% The Mountain Between Us (2017) "Though Winslet and Elba's presence saves the film from its worst instincts, it's also the real problem with The Mountain Between Us. Their talent disguises the movie for what it really is, a sentimental romance in the vein of a Nicholas Sparks story. " ‐ News.com.au
Posted Oct 10, 2017
4.5/5 87% Blade Runner 2049 (2017) "In the masterful hands of director Denis Villeneuve, the dystopian story does more than justify its existence, it cements itself as one of the best films of 2017 and Villeneuve as one of the most exciting directors of today. " ‐ News.com.au
Posted Oct 4, 2017
77% Wet Hot American Summer: Ten Years Later (TV, 2017) "Wet Hot American Summer: Ten Years Later knows what it is and it embraces it wholeheartedly with every meta reference and bizarre inside joke. And that is its genius. " ‐ News.com.au
Posted Oct 3, 2017
82% Star Trek: Discovery: Chapters 1 & 2 (TV, 2017-2018) "It had everything you wanted in a big spectacle TV show - action, betrayal and things going kaboom, while managing to be smart and thoughtful. " ‐ News.com.au
Posted Sep 27, 2017
3/5 86% Battle of the Sexes (2017) "Battle of the Sexes is a film that needs to wrap together several concerns into its overarching feminist manifesto and it just didn't have the time to deal with everything properly. Consequently, it feels like some steps were skipped over. " ‐ News.com.au
Posted Sep 27, 2017
69% Philip K. Dick's Electric Dreams: Season 1 (TV, 2017) "At a time when audiences clearly have an appetite for engaging with bigger questions, presented in a mind-bending, beautifully filmed format, Electric Dreams will more than satisfy. " ‐ News.com.au
Posted Sep 21, 2017
3/5 51% Kingsman: The Golden Circle (2017) "It is a completely ridiculous, over-the-top movie that is more concerned with form over substance. But you know what else it is? So much fun. " ‐ News.com.au
Posted Sep 21, 2017
4/5 69% mother! (2017) "Mother! is a mentally exhausting slog that is likely to prompt walkouts. But those who stay and tough it out will be rewarded with a provocative dark fairytale that will challenge you weeks after the credits roll. " ‐ News.com.au
Posted Sep 13, 2017
92% The Deuce: Season 1 (TV, 2017) "The Deuce demands you dive in to its vice-filled world. You may feel a little dirty and tainted afterwards but it is so electrifying, you won't be able to resist its sinful charms. " ‐ News.com.au
Posted Sep 13, 2017
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