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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
4/5 85% Cinderella (2015) " Darlings, just breathless with the news: Kenneth Branagh's Cinderella is a sumptuous, candy-coloured rush of romance, with added thespian backbone from Cate Blanchett as the evil stepmother. " ‐ Times [UK]
Posted Mar 27, 2015
2/5 64% Robot Overlords " Robot Overlords would be better as a children's television series than a cinema release, despite the presence of Ben Kingsley and Gillian Anderson. " ‐ Times [UK]
Posted Mar 27, 2015
4/5 100% Blind (2004) " Blind takes a fresh look at reality and fiction, through the unseeing eyes of Ingrid (an uncanny performance by Ellen Dorrit Petersen). " ‐ Times [UK]
Posted Mar 27, 2015
3/5 45% En chance til " The film is shouldered by a powerful performance by Game of Thrones star Nikolaj Coster-Waldau. " ‐ Times [UK]
Posted Mar 24, 2015
5/5 83% Orlando (1992) " Tilda Swinton's performance as Orlando in this adaptation of Virginia Woolf's novel is luminous and thrilling, an omnisexual romp through 400 years of history. " ‐ Times [UK]
Posted Mar 20, 2015
4/5 91% Mommy (2015) " As outrageous as it is insightful, Mommy is a mother-and-son melodrama taken to operatic heights. " ‐ Times [UK]
Posted Mar 20, 2015
2/5 28% Wild Card (2015) " Bar. Big breasts. Bodyguard. Jason Statham! Cockney, mate. Vegas, innit? " ‐ Times [UK]
Posted Mar 19, 2015
5/5 70% Far From the Madding Crowd (1967) " Quality oozes from every pore, with John Schlesinger's direction complemented by Frederic Raphael's sharp script and a cast that includes Julie Christie, Alan Bates, Peter Finch and a dastardly Terence Stamp. " ‐ Times [UK]
Posted Mar 12, 2015
2/5 72% Suite Française " When Hollywood adapts great literature into a movie, it is best not to expect too much, and merely feel thankful that anything has been salvaged. But the treatment that has befallen Suite Française seems particularly harsh. " ‐ Times [UK]
Posted Mar 12, 2015
2/5 78% Life of Riley (2014) " I found it unbearably boring and mannered. " ‐ Times [UK]
Posted Mar 6, 2015
5/5 75% Daisies (2012) " As subversive as it is hilarious. " ‐ Times [UK]
Posted Mar 6, 2015
4/5 82% Difret " The film focuses on the moving and complex relationship between Hirut (Tizita Hagere) and her lawyer Meaza Ashenafi (Meron Getnet) as they battle a death sentence and prejudice against women. " ‐ Times [UK]
Posted Mar 6, 2015
4/5 89% Still Alice (2015) " While Moore has deserved an Academy Award for years... the surprise is Stewart, who has left the twilight zone and burst forth as a creature of brutal honesty on screen. " ‐ Times [UK]
Posted Mar 6, 2015
4/5 100% Dreamcatcher (2015) " Director Kim Longinotto somehow inveigles her camera into the lives of prostitutes, abused teenagers and drug addicts on the streets of Chicago, and elicits confessions and revelations that leave you gasping. " ‐ Times [UK]
Posted Mar 5, 2015
1/5 11% Unfinished Business (2015) " If only I could have left Unfinished Business unfinished... Five minutes would have been enough with this dull, dated tosh, so flaccid were the jokes. " ‐ Times [UK]
Posted Mar 5, 2015
5/5 93% The Deer Hunter (1978) " The movie won five Oscars and, if anything, improves with age. " ‐ Times [UK]
Posted Mar 2, 2015
4/5 88% The Tales of Hoffmann (1951) " It's a work of hysterical excess and flamboyant extravagance and it feels unlike pretty much anything else you will ever see in a cinema. " ‐ Times [UK]
Posted Feb 27, 2015
5/5 90% White God (2015) " White God is perhaps the greatest dog movie made without CGI. " ‐ Times [UK]
Posted Feb 27, 2015
3/5 95% Catch Me Daddy " [A] promising debut from the British directors Daniel and Matthew Wolfe. " ‐ Times [UK]
Posted Feb 27, 2015
2/5 63% The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (2015) " If The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel was the cinematic equivalent of a comforting chicken tikka masala ready meal, then its sequel has been left in the freezer too long and reheated to lukewarm. " ‐ Times [UK]
Posted Feb 26, 2015
4/5 95% An American in Paris (1951) " One of the great MGM musicals. " ‐ Times [UK]
Posted Feb 22, 2015
5/5 84% Chariots of Fire (1981) " From the opening scene of pale young men racing barefoot along the beach, full of hope and elation, backed by Vangelis's now famous anthem, the film is utterly compelling. " ‐ Times [UK]
Posted Feb 21, 2015
5/5 98% The Artist (2011) " Sometimes cinema should just be pure, unadulterated joy, and The Artist is precisely that, in every wordless frame. " ‐ Times [UK]
Posted Feb 17, 2015
2/5 25% Fifty Shades of Grey (2015) " Think World of Interiors meets The Little Book of Bondage, and you may get the picture, which starts out hilarious, becomes ludicrous and finally dubious. " ‐ Times [UK]
Posted Feb 11, 2015
4/5 91% Amour Fou (2015) " Jessica Hausner's Amour Fou frames German Romanticism from a female perspective, gently poking fun at the true story of the selfish, pompous poet Heinrich von Kleist and his suicide pact with Henriette Vogel in 1811. " ‐ Times [UK]
Posted Feb 5, 2015
3/5 63% Still Life (2015) " I was intrigued by the prospect of the always-compelling Eddie Marsan playing a dull south London council funeral administrator in Still Life. " ‐ Times [UK]
Posted Feb 5, 2015
5/5 99% Selma (2015) " In Selma, British actor David Oyelowo subtly transmogrifies himself into Martin Luther King Jr, displaying intelligent self-doubt, not flash political pomp. " ‐ Times [UK]
Posted Feb 5, 2015
3/5 88% The Turning " The Turning is a collection of nine short films based on Tim Winton's stories, some of which are more satisfying than others but in all they give a sense of Australian landscape and life at the edges. " ‐ Times [UK]
Posted Feb 5, 2015
3/5 59% Son of a Gun (2015) " Son of a Gun is an entertaining heist thriller starring Ewan McGregor that takes the well-trodden territory of the prison break and the criminal afterlife and sets it in the gold mines, beach resorts and skanky motels of Australia. " ‐ Times [UK]
Posted Jan 29, 2015
4/5 72% Inherent Vice (2015) " Paul Thomas Anderson's Inherent Vice provides a rush of pure hallucinogenic pleasure, but its logic is mighty hard to follow. " ‐ Times [UK]
Posted Jan 29, 2015
4/5 94% Bad Hair (2014) " Pelo Malo, which translates as "bad hair", takes a child's-eye view of growing up mixed race in the slums of Caracas, Venezuela. " ‐ Times [UK]
Posted Jan 29, 2015
4/5 81% Beyond Clueless " The film deep-mines those American high-school tropes, from bullying at the lockers and cold-shouldering in the cafeteria to panicking about the prom, and, of course, sexual awakening. " ‐ Times [UK]
Posted Jan 23, 2015
2/5 62% La Maison De La Radio (2013) " Looking at La Maison de la Radio in the wake of the Charlie Hebdo crisis, what strikes you is how conventional and white French state radio seems. " ‐ Times [UK]
Posted Jan 23, 2015
4/5 90% A Most Violent Year (2015) " A 1980s New York organised crime thriller that confounds the mobster mould. " ‐ Times [UK]
Posted Jan 22, 2015
4/5 93% Duck Soup (1933) " It turns out that the sharp-tongued humour of Groucho Marx is ageless, the slapstick timely and the subject matter still pertinent: loony dictatorship, religion, pointless warfare. " ‐ Times [UK]
Posted Jan 16, 2015
5/5 95% Whiplash (2014) " I suggest you take a defibrillator to Whiplash, since the chances of a heart attack or spontaneous combustion during viewing are high. " ‐ Times [UK]
Posted Jan 16, 2015
1/5 72% Point and Shoot (2014) " VanDyke likes dressing up in military fatigues and playing with guns, to no useful effect other than filming it all in one long selfie on his camera. " ‐ Times [UK]
Posted Jan 15, 2015
4/5 73% American Sniper (2015) " American Sniper [combines] a lean, unfussy approach to combat action sequences with a glimpse into the psyche of the fighting man. " ‐ Times [UK]
Posted Jan 15, 2015
4/5 96% Argo (2012) " Ben Affleck has delivered a knuckle-muncher of a thriller and a satire on Hollywood, both in one unlikely package. " ‐ Times [UK]
Posted Jan 13, 2015
5/5 100% Shoah (1985) " Its riveting nine hours are perhaps the most important piece of historical cinema we possess. " ‐ Times [UK]
Posted Jan 9, 2015
2/5 10% Taken 3 (2015) " With his third kidnapping caper, Taken 3, Liam Neeson takes self-parody to new lows and the result is hysterically, enjoyably bad. " ‐ Times [UK]
Posted Jan 8, 2015
4/5 88% Foxcatcher (2014) " A movie that appears to be about wrestling but in fact is a disturbing, testosterone-rich tour of the inadequacies of an American billionaire and his athletic protégé. " ‐ Times [UK]
Posted Jan 8, 2015
2/5 9% Dying of the Light (2014) " While this was all no doubt galling for Schrader and Kosuth, you don't get the sense that there is a masterpiece lurking somewhere underneath. " ‐ Times [UK]
Posted Jan 7, 2015
3/5 81% The Fault In Our Stars (2014) " Funnily enough, the producers of the Twilight series are behind the latest teen adaptation, but The Fault in Our Stars is a more serious take. " ‐ Times [UK]
Posted Jan 6, 2015
4/5 79% The Theory of Everything (2014) " Despite its title, The Theory of Everything is less about astrophysics and more about the quantum mechanics of human relationships under pressure. " ‐ Times [UK]
Posted Jan 5, 2015
4/5 83% In Fear (2014) " With limited resources [Jeremy Lovering] has created a disturbingly tense and chilling scenario we can all identify with. " ‐ Times [UK]
Posted Jan 5, 2015
3/5 90% The Guest (2014) " Enjoyable horror-lite. " ‐ Times [UK]
Posted Jan 5, 2015
3/5 96% Blue Ruin (2014) " Blue Ruin starts promisingly with a hairy hobo living in a blue, rusty, bullet-holed Pontiac on a Delaware beach. " ‐ Times [UK]
Posted Jan 5, 2015
5/5 85% Under the Skin (2014) " Imagine for a moment that Marilyn Monroe - in a black wig and outfitted in tarty Primark - is dropped into the dreich streets of Glasgow, and drives round in a white van picking up eager young men. " ‐ Times [UK]
Posted Jan 5, 2015
4/5 89% Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014) " Sometimes a film leaves you with a big, dumb grin on your face. The Marvel blockbuster Captain America: The Winter Soldier... is such an item. " ‐ Times [UK]
Posted Jan 4, 2015
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