Welcome to the Film Pie! Brisbane based film critic Matt Toomey has reviewed thousands of movies since 1996. See what's out now, or browse the review archive.

Hey everyone! With cinemas closed in Australia at the moment, it's a rare chance for me to take a break from seeing and critiquing films. I'm therefore putting my website "on ice" until cinemas are reopened (I am missing my beloved movie popcorn).

If you're looking for something to stream, you can always look through my annual best of the year lists (click here) or go through my detailed archives (click here). Hopefully you can find some great films to revisit or watch for the first time.

I'm still on air every Thursday morning at 6:40am on ABC Brisbane radio.  Instead of reviewing new cinema released, I'm focusing on my favourites over the past 25 years which people can stream or buy.  If you've missed any of the segments, here are the films I've mentioned:

  • May 28 - The Talented Mr Ripley (1999) and Call Me by Your Name (2017)
  • May 21 - Sing Street (2016) and 500 Days of Summer (2009)
  • May 14 - The Lives of Others (2006) and The Skin I Live In (2011)
  • May 7 - Man on Wire (2008) and Searching for Sugar Man (2012)
  • Apr 30 - Michael Clayton (2007) and Intolerable Cruelty (2003)
  • Apr 23 - Chicago (2002) and Moulin Rouge! (2001)
  • Apr 16 - The Insider (1999) and Spotlight (2015)
  • Apr 9 - Adaptation (2002) and Spirited Away (2001)
  • Apr 2 - Billy Elliot (2000) and Magnolia (1999)
  • Mar 26 - Election (1999) and Brooklyn (2015)