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DANIEL LAMMIN
Daniel Lammin has worked extensively as a theatre director, playwright and actor, and his passion for storytelling recently led to him graduating from the post-graduate Directing course at NIDA (2011). His very candid approach to film critiquing comes from his high standards in all creative pursuits, and love of movies from an early age.

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Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker - Making sense of the end of the 'Star Wars' saga
STAR WARS: THE RISE OF SKYWALKERMaking sense of the end of the 'Star Wars' saga
It's not the worst film in the Star Wars saga - and yet, it might be the most disappointing. Maybe the stakes were too high, but it feels as though it never had a chance to succeed in the first place.
Pixar Animation, ranked - Revisiting and ranking the films of the animation powerhouse
PIXAR ANIMATION, RANKEDRevisiting and ranking the films of the animation powerhouse
Pixar Animation Studios is one of the most powerful animation powerhouses in the history of film, so we took up the challenge of ranking all 22 films in their canon.
Emma. - A dazzling new adaptation of Jane Austen's classic
EMMA.A dazzling new adaptation of Jane Austen's classic
The film finds a new language for approaching this great work, realising her wit and humour in new and exciting ways. If you doubt the need for another Austen, let this gorgeous film change your mind.
The Lighthouse - Robert Eggers delivers another staggering American classic
THE LIGHTHOUSERobert Eggers delivers another staggering American classic
After delivering arguably the greatest horror film so far this century, Robert Eggers has created another insane American masterpiece. It was worth every single second of the wait.
A Hidden Life - Terrence Malick's stunning ode to the power of kindness
A HIDDEN LIFETerrence Malick's stunning ode to the power of kindness
A remarkable and uncompromising film, 'A Hidden Life' is a work of hope and sorrow and belief in the human spirit. It's another step in the evolution and exploration in Terrence Malick's filmmaking.
NT Live: Present Laughter - Andrew Scott astounds in this thrilling Noel Coward classic
NT LIVE: PRESENT LAUGHTERAndrew Scott astounds in this thrilling Noel Coward classic
This is the kind of classic comedy we don't get to see in Australia - executed at the highest quality and without compromise, sexy and immediate and hysterical.
Gone with the Wind - Wrestling with an uncomfortable past on its 80th anniversary
GONE WITH THE WINDWrestling with an uncomfortable past on its 80th anniversary
The controversy around this film reminds us that cinema is not a passive experience but an active and ever-evolving one, where it is vital we continue to engage in conversation with the works we see.
The Aeronauts - A thrilling adventure on the edge of the sky
THE AERONAUTSA thrilling adventure on the edge of the sky
Even with its faults, it knows exactly what kind of film it needs to be and does so with great aplomb. If you can see it on the big screen, don't miss the chance. It deserves to be seen on as big a screen as possible.
Les Misérables - A remarkably thrilling act of cinematic protest
LES MISÉRABLESA remarkably thrilling act of cinematic protest
A remarkable, electrifying and ultimately shattering film, a stellar debut for Ladj Ly, and most importantly, a work that feels necessary. It's a thrilling act of cinematic protest.
True History of the Kelly Gang - A magnificent deconstruction of the great Australian antihero
TRUE HISTORY OF THE KELLY GANGA magnificent deconstruction of the great Australian antihero
Using the story of Ned Kelly and his exploits, the film unpacks the concept of Australian myth-making, and questions the stories and figures on which we have constricted our Australian identity.
Most anticipated films of 2020 - Must-see movies for the coming year
MOST ANTICIPATED FILMS OF 2020Must-see movies for the coming year
What's on the horizon in cinemas for 2020? Here are our picks for the films to get excited about in the next twelve months.
Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker - The Skywalker saga comes to an entertaining but messy end
STAR WARS: THE RISE OF SKYWALKERThe Skywalker saga comes to an entertaining but messy end
J.J. Abrams clearly cares about this franchise, and the love is on the screen, but if it wasn't so desperate to be liked, the great 'Star Wars' saga might have ended with a bang rather than a pop.
Frozen 2 - Elsa and Anna return with the magic (mostly) intact
FROZEN 2Elsa and Anna return with the magic (mostly) intact
It is a pity that the story never finds its feet; a combination of this level of craft and a real ripper of a yarn would have made this a slam-dunk. As it stands, the magic is still there.
Official Secrets - Exposing lies at a time of war
OFFICIAL SECRETSExposing lies at a time of war
As much as it never quite finds its groove, it's still an often thrilling and genuinely entertaining film, profiling an important figure in the movement against the Iraq War.
Pavarotti - A perfunctory portrait of an opera superstar
PAVAROTTIA perfunctory portrait of an opera superstar
This documentary plays like an artist bio mixed with a best-of album, offering nothing new and leaving almost no impression, thoroughly unlike its legendary subject.
NT Live: Fleabag - The birth of Phoebe Waller-Bridge's masterwork
NT LIVE: FLEABAGThe birth of Phoebe Waller-Bridge's masterwork
‘Fleabag’ has changed the cultural landscape. Having the opportunity in Australia to see Phoebe Waller-Bridge's groundbreaking masterpiece is one you simply cannot miss.
Midsommar: The Director's Cut - Ari Aster elevates an already remarkable film to a masterpiece
MIDSOMMAR: THE DIRECTOR'S CUTAri Aster elevates an already remarkable film to a masterpiece
With his director's cut, Ari Aster has elevated an already incredible film to the status of a masterpiece.
Long Day's Journey into Night - Art and technology meet in a dream-like film noir
LONG DAY'S JOURNEY INTO NIGHTArt and technology meet in a dream-like film noir
The protagonist’s myth-like search into his physical and metaphysical past is a feat of filmmaking that's as impressive as it is vital, where dream and fantasy and longing flow together.
It Chapter 2 - The ambitious conclusion to the beloved horror epic
IT CHAPTER 2The ambitious conclusion to the beloved horror epic
Epic, ambitious, crazy, witty and unafraid to go for the heart as well as the throat. This adaptation of maybe Stephen King’s greatest work feels singular in the landscape of modern horror cinema.
Amazing Grace - An extraordinary document on the power of music
AMAZING GRACEAn extraordinary document on the power of music
An exhalation to the ecstasy of music, how it can affect the body and soul of those who create it and receive it. This raw and beautiful film captures an artist at the height of her powers.
And Then We Danced - A passionate and remarkable classic in the making
AND THEN WE DANCEDA passionate and remarkable classic in the making
Levan Akin has made a remarkable film, a passionate dance for love, for country, for tradition, for art and for survival. This will easily go down as an LBGTIQ+ classic.
Portrait of a Lady on Fire - A perfect film on the language of desire
PORTRAIT OF A LADY ON FIREA perfect film on the language of desire
This is a rare and precious film, breathtaking in its craft and intensely honest in its passions, and one of the best films of this or any year. This is great, great cinema.
Pain and Glory - Almodóvar delivers a rhapsodic masterwork
PAIN AND GLORYAlmodóvar delivers a rhapsodic masterwork
A portrait of an artist entering the last act of their lives, looking back at what they have created and the battlefield left in their wake, and facing the fear of never creating again.
A Family - A unique and intriguing premise that never finds its feet
A FAMILYA unique and intriguing premise that never finds its feet
There’s a tremendous amount of promise in the film from Jayden Stevens, and while it’s certainly an ambitious undertaking, never comes together in the end.
Matthias and Maxime - A magical film on the complexity of friendship and love
MATTHIAS AND MAXIMEA magical film on the complexity of friendship and love
This is a tender love story beautifully told, made with such love and care, sincerity and grace, showcasing everything that makes Xavier Dolan such an arresting filmmaker.
The Souvenir - A flawed but fascinating act of autobiography
THE SOUVENIRA flawed but fascinating act of autobiography
There’s no doubt that we’re witnessing something deeply personal, and some moments are shattering in their honesty, while other aspects seem to lack an objective understanding for its viewers.
Alita: Battle Angel - An entertaining sci-fi stuck between the past and the future
ALITA: BATTLE ANGELAn entertaining sci-fi stuck between the past and the future
The Lion King - A catastrophic and soulless remake of a Disney classic
THE LION KINGA catastrophic and soulless remake of a Disney classic
Rendered thunderously dull, lacking in any tension or complex characterisation, this film makes it abundantly clear that Disney has no interest in making great cinema or honouring its own legacy.
Toy Story 4 - Entertaining but thoroughly unnecessary
TOY STORY 4Entertaining but thoroughly unnecessary
Rather than offering an even more potent ending, this ends up being an unnecessary epilogue, offering little to enrich the overall narrative of the series and never cashing in on the possibilities.
Toy Story Trilogy - Celebrating the crown jewel of Pixar Animation
TOY STORY TRILOGYCelebrating the crown jewel of Pixar Animation
The 'Toy Story' trilogy is one of the great works of American cinema. It's perfect, not just for its unbroken quality, but for the joy and the gift it gives us.
Rocketman - A fascinating musical biopic that never finds its feet
ROCKETMANA fascinating musical biopic that never finds its feet
A moving and occasionally stirring portrait of Elton John, yet the fact it never fully commits to its musical fantasy conceit is a bit of a disappointment.
Godzilla II: King of the Monsters - The king stumbles in this loud and blundering mess
GODZILLA II: KING OF THE MONSTERSThe king stumbles in this loud and blundering mess
Promising to build on the great work already laid out for this franchise, it's instead predictably dull and a plodding bore. It doesn’t even manage to be a fun, brainless monster movie.
NT Live: All About Eve - A powerful stage adaptation of a cinema classic
NT LIVE: ALL ABOUT EVEA powerful stage adaptation of a cinema classic
The acerbic wit falls away to an emotional violence that haunts you long after, especially with powerhouse performances from Gillian Anderson and Lily James. A fascinating production of a masterwork.
The Favourite - Revisiting the delicious modern classic
THE FAVOURITERevisiting the delicious modern classic
It's a modern classic, one of those rare gems where everything falls so perfectly into place and only gets better and better every time you see it. It might even be a masterpiece.
Avengers: Endgame - This is the way it all ends - not with a bang, but with a whimper
AVENGERS: ENDGAMEThis is the way it all ends - not with a bang, but with a whimper
It had the opportunity to bring it all together in a big, thunderous finale, but in the end, fine was still all it could manage. If only they’d aimed for something greater.
Can You Ever Forgive Me? - One of the best films of 2018 comes to DVD
CAN YOU EVER FORGIVE ME?One of the best films of 2018 comes to DVD
It's an absolute delight - it brews that intoxicating mix of first-rate entertainment with a witty and moving story, and Melissa McCarthy is simply exhilarating as Lee.
Alien - Ridley Scott's sci-fi masterpiece screams on 4K
ALIENRidley Scott's sci-fi masterpiece screams on 4K
On the surface, it's nothing more than a haunted house story set on a space ship, but B-movie concept is elevated by Ridley Scott’s classical hand, approaching the film like gothic horror.
Aquaman - The DC ocean opera shines on 4K
AQUAMANThe DC ocean opera shines on 4K
Its set pieces are impeccable, it looks remarkable and it totally leans into its ridiculous operatics, giving you permission to laugh with it.
Gloria Bell - A dazzling remake and a glorious performance
GLORIA BELLA dazzling remake and a glorious performance
This is Sebastián Lelio at his best and Julianne Moore at her absolute best, delivering one of the finest performances of her career and one of the best performances of the year.
Mary Poppins Returns - Disney's unexpected triumph dazzles on 4K
MARY POPPINS RETURNSDisney's unexpected triumph dazzles on 4K
It has so much heart, such a tremendous sense of fun and so much love in it. It comes at a time where it feels most needed, just like its titular character, a breath of optimism during dark times.
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