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Alex Lines

Alex Lines
Alex Lines's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Film Inquiry

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
94% Anne at 13,000 ft (2020) Unsettling but never satisfying, this is a difficult watching experience loaded with ideas that never articulate a reason why we're seeing just this chapter in her life.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Sep 8, 2020
100% Dark City Beneath the Beat (2020) Dark City Beneath the Beat is a whole-hearted, bonafide firework of a feature that acts as a necessary reminder of how important the arts, and the communal spaces that they occupy, are to our collective social and individual spirits.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Sep 8, 2020
100% Last and First Men (2020) This is a singular vision, made by a decade-defining artist we lost too soon and as a bold final, creative statement from beyond; it's pretty damn chilling in every respect.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Sep 8, 2020
71% Tenet (2020) Tenet is not a complete disaster, nor is it the messianic blockbuster that will help pull cinemas out of the rubble this year. ‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Aug 24, 2020
80% Hearts and Bones (2020) Hugo Weaving brings his naturally anchoring presence to this picture, bolstered by a terrific supporting cast which mixes newcomers and familiar Australian talent.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted May 5, 2020
43% The Professor and the Madman (2019) The Professor and the Madman limps out as a woefully half-baked and overcooked spectacle that mistakes reality for relevance.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Feb 20, 2020
No Score Yet Diner (2019) These action sequences, peppered in to a favourable degree, vibrate with an intense focus on pure, uncut entertainment; despite the hell that the poor waitress must endure, it sure makes for one hell of a rollercoaster ride for us at home.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Feb 14, 2020
60% Nobadi (2019) Nobadi successfully avoids being just another brazen genre exercise, its rapid alternation between blood and brotherhood is deftly weaved throughout its delicately modulated tone. ‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Feb 14, 2020
No Score Yet Births, Deaths & Marriages (2019) Bea Joblin's self-financed debut is quite an admirable effort. This casual New Zealand comedy is a tribute to anybody that's picked up a camera and aimed it at their own kin.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Jan 30, 2020
79% True History of the Kelly Gang (2020) It's often punishing and resistant to facile translation, but there's no denying the merciless power that Justin Kurzel brings, equating to what I would consider his best film yet; the jarring contempt is balanced by its formal pleasures.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Jan 3, 2020
75% The Gentlemen (2020) The Gentlemen is certainly the cinematic rejuvenation that Guy Ritchie required if he wants to continue his storied career.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Dec 27, 2019
87% Come to Daddy (2020) Wood naturally carries the film on his shoulders, fluidly adapting to each new insane scenario that is thrown his way.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Nov 14, 2019
40% Tammy and the Teenage T-Rex (1994) However you may take in this rollercoaster of 90's cliches, this is a genuine crowdpleaser. ‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Nov 14, 2019
33% Measure for Measure (2020) Paul Ireland's much anticipated follow-up to Pawno is just too cluttered, riddled with characters who wallow in their own histrionics far too often, within situations that lack any real distinctive qualities.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Sep 11, 2019
77% Judy & Punch (2020) Mirrah Foulkes' folk tale of misogyny in the Middle Ages is sometimes mischievous, sometimes grim and sometimes utterly volatile, but never formulaic. Its inventive artifice is its greatest weapon.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Sep 9, 2019
86% Iron Fists and Kung Fu Kicks (2019) A slick, accessible package that delivers an abridged history of martial arts in films covers all the familiar bases, from its evolution as a genre.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Aug 26, 2019
88% After Midnight (Something Else) (2020) It's both a mutually macabre and melancholic experience, all confidently delivered through Christian Stella's beautifully composed camerawork.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Aug 26, 2019
75% Particles (Les particules) (2019) Particles is a languid, meandering drama that never materialises into anything as interesting as its pointed premise implies.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Aug 26, 2019
92% The Unknown Saint (Le miracle du saint inconnu) (2019) Alongside his writing, Alaa Eddine Aljemis shows an incredible aptness for visual humour, mirroring the minimalistic Moroccan landscapes, within the rudimentary nature of his characters and the small world in which they inhabit. ‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Aug 20, 2019
73% Angel of Mine (2019) It's hard to determine who this is actually for; genre-savvy audiences will find it all too robotic and rote, and more casual viewers will find that its same, single note is being hammered for the entirety of its feature-length runtime.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Aug 20, 2019
74% The Lodge (2020) The Lodge simply meanders for way too long, content with touring its frosty interiors - of both the titular cabin and its disturbed occupants - instead of escalating the scenario. ‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Aug 20, 2019
80% Take Point (2018) Byung-woo has delivered a slick, entertaining package that manages to do something new with a lot of worn elements.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Aug 16, 2019
78% Tommaso (2020) Willem DaFoe effortlessly binds this bubbling memoir together, he's as magnetic and captivating as always, practically appearing in every frame of this overlong drama.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Aug 8, 2019
82% Koko-di Koko-da (2020) It's a damn shame that metaphor is prioritized over narrative, and its rejection of structure will lead to even the most hardcore arthouse audience to largely reject it. A minor misfire, but not utterly without its episodic merits.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Aug 8, 2019
93% Invisible Life (A vida invisível de Eurídice Gusmão) (2019) Without a trace of degradation or simple-minded reduction of the central sister's feelings, The Invisible Life of Eurídice Gusmão develops into a palpable and poignant profile of two divergent lives linked by love.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Aug 8, 2019
No Score Yet The Purity of Vengeance (Journal 64) (2018) Like all formulas, it works, even though it tackles some rather weighty issues within its pursuit for unfinished redemption.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Aug 6, 2019
96% A White, White Day (Hvítur, hvítur dagur) (2020) It's a tough experience, for both the audience watching and the characters within, but Palmason's rugged deconstruction of traditional male masculinity is a struggle worth sitting through.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Aug 6, 2019
46% Palm Beach (2019) Palm Beach comes close to reaching similar levels of casual comforts that reruns of It's Complicated or The Intern usually provide, but without a firm attachment to anything real.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Aug 5, 2019
97% Why Don't You Just Die! (Papa, sdokhni) (2020) Thankfully, due to its twisty plot and keen sense of self-awareness, Kirill Sokolov's debut emerges as something more, a macabre tribute to post-modern crime cinema.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Jun 25, 2019
No Score Yet Saturday Afternoon (Shonibar bikel) (2019) Cleverly captured without a cut by Aziz Zhambakiev, the real time tedium of its unbroken 80 minute run-time gradually embroils the audience within the unravelling drama.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Jun 25, 2019
88% Synonyms (Synonymes) (2019) A keen interest in the current Israeli political landscape is required for full enjoyment, despite its explicit subject matter of masculinity and nationality, and especially at a lengthy 2 hours, it merely reinforces themes that Lapid has tackled before.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Jun 25, 2019
97% The Gangster, the Cop, the Devil (2019) The Gangster, The Cop, The Devil's expected inhumanity and ensuing catharsis inhabit the major elements of the ruthless world of South Korean crime thrillers to an effective degree.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Jun 6, 2019
100% J.R. 'Bob' Dobbs & The Church of the SubGenius (2020) Boone gives us both a nostalgic account on this underground movement and how their sci-fi inspired dystopia applies to each decade of history, up till today, where the documentary earns its whole-hearted earnestness.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted May 22, 2019
95% The Ghost of Peter Sellers (2020) The Ghost of Peter Sellers beautifully allows the guilt-ridden director to exorcise his demons; against himself, against Sellers and against the film itself, within this surprisingly eloquent contemplation of a well-intentioned misfire.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted May 22, 2019
100% Davi's Way (2018) It is essential viewing for anybody who wishes to watch how most people's Hollywood fantasies usually conclude - it ain't always a fairy-tale ending.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted May 22, 2019
94% The Reports on Sarah and Saleem (2019) All of these elements work towards a resolution that will leave observant viewers with a sense of satisfaction, refusing any traditional sense of equilibrium and balance in favour of a more potentially disruptive ideological ending.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted May 22, 2019
92% The Candidate (The Realm) (El reino) (2018) The Realm becomes one of the year's best thrillers, something which has the potential to really leave a mark once given proper international distribution.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted May 17, 2019
47% The Chaperone (2019) Films like this have a general necessity in providing alternative options for certain demographics, but it helps if they're attempting to do something; whether it be comedic or dramatic, but this little picture fails at both.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted May 8, 2019
89% Top End Wedding (2019) It's a rare thing to see a film like Top End Wedding, a crowd-pleasing rom-com that transgresses social norms within a structure that defies any innovation.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Apr 30, 2019
50% Back of the Net (2019) It's ironic that Back of the Net features a protagonist who operates life through the application of textbook formulas, because she's stuck in a film that's chosen to do the same.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Apr 22, 2019
43% Where Hands Touch (2018) It isn't the implausibility of the script which causes this film's failure, it's the inability to create complex or practical characters from these fragments of reality. ‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Apr 1, 2019
87% Non-Fiction (Doubles vies) (2019) This isn't a comedy made to fill multiplexes, but those few who do fit within its observational grooves, will be rewarded with a satisfying cerebral serenity.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Mar 26, 2019
100% Next of Kin, (Hell House) (1982) Next of Kin is more than just a simple curiosity, it's an interesting chapter in one of the most important decades of Australian cinematic history.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Mar 11, 2019
95% Furie (Hai phuong) (2019) Furie proves to be a refreshing entry from Vietnam, and an equally exhilarating showcase of Veronica Ngo's undeniable talent. ‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Mar 1, 2019
No Score Yet Second Sight's revival of World on a Wire is vital for not only highlighting one of his more underrated efforts, but for resurrecting one of the essential texts of science fiction, a reflection on a film filled with reflections. ‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Feb 15, 2019
92% Stay Human (2018) Michael Franti's Stay Human is all about one simple but essential message: the only way to challenge cynicism is through hope and humanity, not through continued perpetuation of misanthropy. ‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Feb 12, 2019
90% Trust Machine: The Story of Blockchain (2018) Trust Machine is a perfect introduction into a very complex field, accessible and informative to those who are unfamiliar with Bitcoin and Blockchaining, but still enlightening to those who do.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Feb 8, 2019
68% Storm Boy (2019) Nostalgia is one hell of a drug, and whilst this isn't as aggressively coddling as last year's misfire Swinging Safari, Storm Boy, much like the hang-dog protagonist at its centre, succumbs to its own nostalgia.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Jan 21, 2019
94% The American Meme (2018) It's a slick and polished production, presented in an accessible manner which'll click with its target audience. ‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Dec 5, 2018
80% All the Creatures Were Stirring (2018) Thanks to its inventive ideas, effective execution and willingness to be original, this film is bound to be another Christmas classic for every horror fan to enjoy.‐ Film Inquiry
Read More | Posted Dec 4, 2018