About Me


My name is Jo, and I’m an up-and-coming Arts Journalist based in Sydney Australia. I am currently in my second year of a Bachelor of Arts at UNSW, with a double major in Film and Theatre and Performance Studies. I have been writing about film, theatre and television since I created this site in 2015. Since then, I have written reviews for this site, as well as AussieTheatre.com ,Film Inquiry and Blitz UNSW. I am a Rotten Tomatoes approved film writer, and my long-form film reviews can be found at:


You can follow my film rantings on twitter at @JoLucyBradley 
Thanks for stopping by!

An aspiring actress/arts journalist, I watch a LOT of movies/ TV shows/ theatre, and most of these shows are discussed on my blog somewhere.



(Please note: the up to date version of this list is found on my Letterboxd: https://boxd.it/1oQaA  )


  1. The Intouchables
  2. The Grand Busapest Hotel
  3. Skyfall
  4. Ocean’s 11
  5. Little Miss Sunshine
  6. Chicago
  7. Hugo
  8. Peter Pan
  9. Pirates of the Caribbean
  10. The Hundred Year Old Man who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared

By Genre:


  1. Dead Poets Society
  2. Titanic
  3. Suffragette


  1. The Intouchables
  2. The Hundred Year Old Man who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared
  3. The Grand Budapest Hotel
  4. Monty Python’s The Meaning of Life
  5. Pitch Perfect


  1. Skyfall
  2. Pirates of the Caribbean
  3. The Man From U.N.C.L.E
  4. Casino Royale
  5. Mad Max: Fury Road
  6. Die Hard


  1. The Departed
  2. Argo
  3. Taken


  1. Oceans 11
  2. Oceans 13
  3. The Italian Job
  4. The Bank Job
  5. Oceans 12


  1. Love Actually
  2. 10 Things I Hate About You
  3. Notting Hill
  4. Legally Blonde
  5. Miss Congeniality
  6. Clueless
  7. Bridget Jones’ Diary
  8. Pretty Woman
  9. When Harry met Sally


  1. Chicago
  2. Hairspray
  3. Les Miserables
  4. The Sound of Music
  5. Mamma Mia!
  6. Mary Poppins
  7. All That Jazz
  8. The Rocky Horror Picture Show


  1. Star Wars Episode IV: The New Hope
  2. Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back
  3. Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens
  4. Ex Machina

Kid’s Movies:

  1. Peter Pan (2003)
  2. Mulan
  3. Toy Story
  4. Shrek
  5. Up
  6. Finding Nemo
  7. Anastasia


  1. Titanic
  2. Brooklyn

Sport Movies

  1. Stick It
  2. Cool Runnings
  3. Eddie the Eagle

Historical Drama:

  1. Titanic
  2. Suffragette
  3. The Book Thief


  1. Catch Me if You Can
  2. Erin Brockovitch
  3. Elizabeth
  4. The Imitation Game
  5. Philomena

TV Shows:

  1. Sherlock
  2. The Newsroom
  3. Vera
  4. Wentworth
  5. Modern Family
  6. Robin Hood
  7. Broadchurch
  8. Brooklyn Nine-Nine
  9. Luther
  10. Suits
  11. How to Get Away With Murder

Theatre (plays):

  1. The Glass Menagerie- Belvoir
  2. King Charles III- Sydney Theatre Company
  3. A Midsummer Night’s Dream – Sydney Theatre Company
  4. MinusOneSister-Griffin Theatre Company
  5. Death and the Maiden-Sydney Theatre Company
  6. Mortido- Belvoir
  7. Taming of the Shrew-Sport for Jove

Theatre (musicals):

  1. A Chorus Line
  2. Les Miserables


  1. Cate Blanchett
  2. Benedict Cumberbatch
  3. Emma Watson
  4. Maggie Smith
  5. Judi Dench
  6. Kate Winslet
  7. Brendan Gleeson
  8. Helena Bonham Carter
  9. Geoffrey Rush


  1. The Joker (Heath Ledger)
  2. Louis Litt
  3. Franky Doyle
  4. Will McAvoy
  5. Annalise Keating
  6. Donna Paulsen


  1. Wes Anderson
  2. Steven Soderbergh
  3. Joel and Ethan Coen
  4. Martin Scorcese


  1. The Importance of Being Earnest
  2. What’s the matter with Mary Jane?
  3. Inheritance

25 Comments Add yours

  1. Steven says:

    Hey, I really liked your review of Monuments Men and no, it was not a boring review to read if “I had not watched it before.”

    Can you please do a review of a Beautiful Mind next? I want to know what you think about the movie

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Hello,
      Thankyou for your feedback- I will watch it in my Holiday ( It was on my list for a while!)
      Jo Bradley


  2. Lynden Jones says:

    Just wanted to let you know I have added your review to Theatre Now’s Review Roundup. Hope that is OK. Great review and if you ever review another Sydney show please let us know and we will add it to the review roundup.

    Review roundup with your review included is at http://theatrenow.com.au/minusonesister/


    1. Thank you very much. I will be sure to let you know whenever I have a review up.


  3. Mrs Byron says:

    Yo Jo! Watch Contact with Jodi Foster. Great for Discovery.

    Liked by 1 person

  4. vinnieh says:

    I really appreciate you following my blog.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. No Problem! Always happy to find another blog to read.

      Liked by 1 person

      1. vinnieh says:

        Thanks for the nice words.


  5. Hi Jo, thank you for following my blog. I’ve been reading your blog and i think it’s great.

    By the way i saw that The Newsroom is your favourite show. I actually met Emily Mortimer in the summer and interviewed her. She was lovely. I’ll let you know when i actually post the interview!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Hi- No Problem! Yes I think it’s a fantastic show and am interested in watching some of Aaron Sorkin’s other shows. I love Emily Mortimer- as well as being great in this show she’s also very funny in The Pink Panther. I would be keen to read your article!


  6. loesmk says:

    Hi Jo,

    Thanks for following my blog! I like your blog too! I also watch a lot of TV, though I’m not an aspiring actress, I just like stories! I definitely agree with you that Sherlock and Brooklyn Nine-Nine are amazing TV shows, I like your taste!

    As for your favorite movies, I have one question. Which Peter Pan movie are you talking about? The Disney rendition is my favorite Disney movie (closely followed by Robin Hood) but I also really like this version: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0316396/. Oh, and this is my favorite TV mini-series: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1720619/?ref_=fn_al_tt_2. And if you happen to be looking for a good book that looks at this story from another perspective, check out Tiger Lily by Jodi Lynn Anderson (the review is on my blog: https://owlishbooks.wordpress.com/2015/11/16/review-tiger-lily-jodi-lynn-anderson/). It sticks close to the original story so I don’t need to warn you for spoilers, but it’s a very interesting take on it! I definitely recommend it.


    Liked by 1 person

    1. Hi!
      The 2003 Peter Pan is definitely my favourite- I find the cartoon Wendy a bit annoying. I’ve had my eye on that Neverland show for a while. Thanks for your comment.


  7. samsthoughts says:

    Hi Jo,
    I’m from the states and I would love to have you audition for my web series. If you want to talk further, let me know.


    1. Hi,
      As I’m in Australia, I’m not sure how that would work haha. Thanks anyway.


  8. eileenholmesss says:

    Hi Jo- what a fantastic top list! I must say, your taste is impeccable 🙂 I’d love to talk to you about sharing your articles on moviepilot.com, as well as some exciting opportunities we have coming up on the site. If you’re keen, shoot me an email at eileen.holmes@moviepilot.com– thanks!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. JoBradley says:

      Hi, I would love to! Emailing you now.


  9. CineMuse says:

    In polite company, one never comments upon another’s taste. Why? Taste is self evident and just because Jo appears to have good taste is no reason to draw her attention to this fact. Amongst peers, good taste is presumed. Keep posting Jo.

    Liked by 1 person

  10. iamtoac says:

    Hey Bradley! I personally love movies too(especiallyStarWars) and I’d love to share your posts on our blog. If you’re interested, please visit our site! https://yourthoughtmatters.wordpress.com/recruitments/

    Liked by 1 person

  11. SpeedySailor says:

    Hi! We at Stuff And That nominated you for Liebster Award. If you’re interested, check the deets:


  12. Ollie O'Kane says:

    Hey Jo, i love your site and agree with most of the review, rankings and your opinions, i think in the future you should review,
    American Psycho, Schindler’s List, The Babadook, Apocalypse Now and Breaking Bad. i think you would like these. and also for your section on the best SiFi, i think Star Wars episode 5, should 100% be in front of episode 4.

    Liked by 1 person

  13. Ollie O'Kane says:

    Hey Jo, i love your site and agree with all most of your reviews and rankings. i think in the future you should review American Psycho, Schindler’s List, The Babadook, Apocalypse Now, and Breaking Bad, i think you would like these. and also in your section of best SiFi’s, i 100% think that Star Wars episode 5 should be in front of episode 4!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. JoBradley says:

      Hey Ollie! Thanks for your comments. Of the above I have only seen Schindler’s List so i will see the others and get back to you 🙂 I don’t know- the actor playing old Annakin was so bad I preferred the 4th. Plus it had that chase sequence.


  14. Mariamunro1 says:

    Hi Jo, great blog! I love how you organized the 10 top list and your reviews too.
    Do you review indie films? thanks!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. JoBradley says:

      Hi! I review whatever film I can get my hands on. If it looks good, and at a cinema/foxtel/ streaming service near me i’ll review it! 😀


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