Movie reviews of Simon Storey

These are all the movies and series that Simon has reviewed. Read more at: Film Blerg.

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Number of movie reviews: 198 / 198


Poster for Wolfman's Got Nards

Wolfman's Got Nards


For any fan of The Monster Squad this documentary will be a dream come true, for everyone else this is a lovely journey into one of the forgotten corners of the cinematic landscape.

18 november

18 nov

Poster for National Theatre Live: King Lear

National Theatre Live: King Lear


Mundy’s adaptation lets itself down on some stylistic choices but it’s worth seeing this for McKellen alone. No man may ever write a better tragedy but it’s unclear whether any man will ever play the role as confidently and as nuanced as McKellen.

11 november

11 nov

Poster for Fahrenheit 11/9

Fahrenheit 11/9


The range of topics is the documentary’s strength yet also its weakness. But the message is important; if it inspires even the slightest bit of change it would have been worth it.

29 october

29 oct

Poster for Ghost Stories

Ghost Stories


An unoriginal jump-scare fest constantly walking the middle of the road between decent horror schlock and cattle prod cinema.

24 october

24 oct

Poster for Donbass



Like a lot of films from the East the audience has to do a lot of the work; reflection and research is key to finding the depths of this unique film.

22 october

22 oct

Poster for Westwood: Punk, Icon, Activist

Westwood: Punk, Icon, Activist


Dedicated followers of fashion should rush to it.

14 october

14 oct

Poster for 1%



It’s brutal, repellent and a no-holds-barred depiction of one of the most revolting collections of people imaginable.

8 october

8 oct

Poster for Custody



In terms of pure filmmaking this is an extraordinary display of new talent.

1 october

1 oct

Poster for Jirga



A compelling and ultimately rewarding slice of audacious Australian filmmaking that shouldn’t be overlooked.

24 september

24 sep

Poster for Won't You Be My Neighbor?

Won't You Be My Neighbor?


A wonderful film celebrating the life of a unique man and his stellar legacy.

12 september

12 sep

Poster for Beast



Those who like their horror films psychological, dripping with atmosphere, and held together with a script that deals with substance will find a new genre favourite.

10 september

10 sep

Poster for McQueen



Existing fans will get all they wanted and more, but those who stumble into this man and his tale will likely find it esoteric...

3 september

3 sep

Poster for You Were Never Really Here

You Were Never Really Here


One of the most artistically bloody and memorable times spent in a cinema this year.

3 september

3 sep

Poster for The Miseducation of Cameron Post

The Miseducation of Cameron Post


Cameron Post might not be subtle about its message, but it’s one worth hearing.

3 september

3 sep

Poster for Wayne



A funny, charming and genuinely exciting look into one of the greatest riders this country has ever produced.

3 september

3 sep

Poster for The Insult

The Insult


Those looking for thought-provoking cinema which will test sympathies and personal bias should rush out to see it.

28 august

28 aug

Poster for SuperFly



This is absolute, unapologetic schlock. Laughably bad with emphasis on the ‘laughably’.

13 august

13 aug

Poster for Jill Bilcock: Dancing the Invisible

Jill Bilcock: Dancing the Invisible


Both a charming look at one of Australia’s finest cinematic craftswoman, and a fascinating glimpse into the rich history of Australian film.

7 july

7 jul

Poster for Ant-Man and the Wasp

Ant-Man and the Wasp


Has one or two fun moments playing around with this tiny hero, but this is as generic and forgettable a film as it was possible to make with this material.

5 july

5 jul

Poster for Incredibles 2

Incredibles 2


It’s been a long time between drinks but the team at Pixar have captured everything great about the first film and done it again.

13 june

13 jun

Poster for Kodachrome



The result is perfectly watchable, but it never goes near the emotional heights it aspires to.

10 june

10 jun

Poster for My Friend Dahmer

My Friend Dahmer


A moderately successful piece of slowly built tension and creepy foreboding.

30 may

30 may

Poster for Cargo



The latest of our brilliant local contributions with this layered and inventive take on the walking dead.

18 may

18 may

Poster for Tully



A deceptive narrative that speaks volumes about the topic, but made all the better for the masterful blending of humour and truthfulness...

13 may

13 may

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