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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
4/5 93% Glassland "Like the emotional equivalent of a massage with a sandpaper loofah, the film leaves you feeling raw and tender, thanks particularly to the knockout performances from the small cast, especially Collette. " ‐ Guardian
Posted Apr 16, 2015
3/5 No Score Yet Kamienie na szaniec (Stones for the Rampart) "A sleek and watchable history, possessed of a bristling energy ... " ‐ Guardian
Posted Apr 16, 2015
3/5 No Score Yet Planetary (2015) "The experience grows numbingly monotonous and painfully sanctimonious. " ‐ Guardian
Posted Apr 16, 2015
1/5 No Score Yet Amityville Playhouse (The Amityville Playhouse) "It's so bad one starts to wonder if it's all not some kind of elaborate satanic joke that induces a kind of giddy, demonic hilarity. " ‐ Guardian
Posted Apr 16, 2015
2/5 No Score Yet Tin "It plays like something hammered together with well-meaning if amateurish enthusiasm, aimed squarely at viewers still nostalgic for Poldark. " ‐ Guardian
Posted Apr 16, 2015
No Score Yet Margarita, With A Straw "Director Bose handles the material with a light, elegant touch. It helps that the cast, especially the remarkable Koechlin who gives a bravura performance in both physical and emotional terms, can carry it all off. " ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Apr 15, 2015
20% Monsters: Dark Continent (2015) "Whatever the filmmakers' subtextual intentions may be, the film certainly gets stronger and more compelling as it goes on, thanks in part to intense emoting on the part of its cast. " ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Apr 13, 2015
3/5 No Score Yet Drone "[A] cool-headed, finely constructed documentary on the newest, most controversial method of warfare. " ‐ Guardian
Posted Apr 9, 2015
3/5 100% I Used To Live Here "The pacing is a little ponderous, but director Frank Berry coaxes impressive performances from the cast, especially Jones and Dafhyd Flynn, as a troubled friend. " ‐ Guardian
Posted Apr 2, 2015
3/5 67% The Decent One (2014) "The decision to add in sound effects to zhoosh up the imagery may irk some purists, but Lapa also knows when silence is most effective. " ‐ Guardian
Posted Apr 2, 2015
1/5 No Score Yet Hackney's Finest "Despite the title, the film has zero sense of place and could have been shot anywhere with Victorian housing stock and a multiethnic cast. " ‐ Guardian
Posted Apr 2, 2015
3/5 58% The Signal (2014) "Sadly, this flubs the landing with a banal and credulity-stretching finale that feels like a bad Twilight Zone episode, but the first hour or so is terrific. " ‐ Guardian
Posted Mar 26, 2015
45% En chance til "Unfortunately, the rest of the film, apart from the cast, has precious few redeeming features. " ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Mar 24, 2015
3/5 100% The Tale of the Princess Kaguya (2014) "Be prepared for a melancholy denouement that's not suitable for younger children, but which grown-ups and older kids may find heartbreaking. " ‐ Radio Times
Posted Mar 19, 2015
3/5 No Score Yet Sixteen (2013) "Writer-director Rob Brown overstuffs the plot with melodramatic incident, but elsewhere shows laudable restraint with dialogue that refrains from filling in every gap, gliding, unfussy camerawork, and a sparse, understated score. " ‐ Guardian
Posted Mar 19, 2015
4/5 86% White Shadow "At the heart of all this artistry lies a touching story of friendship, new love, and recurrent loss, anchored by a bravura performance by lead Bazili, a non-professional actor of immense promise. " ‐ Guardian
Posted Mar 19, 2015
100% I'll See You in My Dreams (2015) "Blythe Danner lands her best screen role in years as a retired widow who decides to dip a tentative toe into the dating pool in indie comedy I'll See You in My Dreams. " ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Mar 13, 2015
3/5 No Score Yet In A House That Ceased To Be "It's impossible not to empathise with Noble and her siblings' pain and righteous indignation, or to admire her generosity of spirit, but it's not as fluently told as it could be. " ‐ Guardian
Posted Mar 12, 2015
4/5 86% My Name Is Salt "A mesmerising, lyrical work about endurance, craftsmanship and family dynamics, all unfolding in a stunningly bleak landscape, where abandoned bicycles and machinery pepper the ground. " ‐ Guardian
Posted Mar 12, 2015
4/5 100% Salesman (1968) "Poignant and funny, its rhythms may seem stately to viewers used to the wham-bam style of current documentary film-making, but this is a classic of its kind. " ‐ Radio Times
Posted Mar 9, 2015
16% The Gunman (2015) "Ultimately this feels like a vanity project designed to do for Penn's bankability, Africa, Spain and mercenaries what the Taken franchise did for Liam Neeson, Paris and Albanian gangsters. " ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Mar 6, 2015
4/5 100% Dreamcatcher (2015) "Despite the hard-hitting nature of the material, Longinotto never sensationalises or sentimentalises her subject and so delivers a galvanising portrait of female heroism and endurance that's clear, dignified and marked by a touching empathy. " ‐ Radio Times
Posted Mar 5, 2015
3/5 No Score Yet Sea Without Shore "There's no discernible narrative, but cinematographer Marcus Waterloo's twilight-hour visuals, Glenn Freemantle's subtle, layered sounds, and the Hafler Trio's music create conspire to create a lyrical sense of wintry desolation. " ‐ Guardian
Posted Mar 5, 2015
3/5 82% Difret "It's hard not to stifle a tear at the emotional climax, and cinematographer Monika Lenczewska does a particularly handsome job evoking the milieu. " ‐ Guardian
Posted Mar 5, 2015
100% X+Y "[A] deeply affecting, sensitively handled British drama. " ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Mar 2, 2015
3/5 57% Hinterland "So wispy and slight that it would only take a strong sneeze to blow it away, but its tender sensitivity is delicate and affecting enough to make one want to cup hands to protect it. " ‐ Guardian
Posted Feb 26, 2015
92% The Hunting Ground (2015) "The result is a shocking but ultimately galvanizing work of reportage that meets the same high standard of their previous collaboration, The Invisible War, about sexual assault in the military. " ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Feb 25, 2015
97% '71 (2015) "A big part of [Demange's] achievement resides in the casting of such a veteran crew of character actors in the first place, but credit is due for coaxing such subtle performances. " ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Feb 23, 2015
5/5 93% The Duke Of Burgundy (2015) "A funny, melancholy and peculiarly haunting exploration of an S&M relationship between two women. " ‐ Radio Times
Posted Feb 20, 2015
82% Queen and Country (2015) "Rambling and unfocused but not without its moments, John Boorman's 19th feature film, Queen and Country, represents a very belated sequel to the director's 1987 feature Hope and Glory. " ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Feb 20, 2015
3/5 No Score Yet Kung Fu Jungle (Yat Ku Chan Dik Mou Lam) (2015) "The fight scenes are terrific, but the haphazard plotting, off-the-peg characterisations and drippy music elsewhere lack flavour. " ‐ Guardian
Posted Feb 19, 2015
88% Traitors "Gullette strains to make the outcome upbeat, which damages credibility somewhat. Still, lead thesp Chaimae Ben Acha has charisma, and the pic makes the most of a manifestly low budget. " ‐ Variety
Posted Feb 17, 2015
62% The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (2015) "Honestly titled if nothing else, The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel is a sluggish also-ran compared to its predecessor, 2011's retirement-themed comedy-drama The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel. " ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Feb 17, 2015
3/5 No Score Yet Fairytale: Story of the Seven Dwarves "The script balances kiddie-friendly winsomeness and knowing winks for grownups, and is more tightly constructed than you'd expect, with even fleeting throwaway gags delivering plot payoffs later on. " ‐ Guardian
Posted Feb 13, 2015
3/5 88% Coherence (2014) "It's best not to know too much more going in, but suffice it to say Byrkit's parable about choices and how they make us who we are has an eerie potency. " ‐ Guardian
Posted Feb 12, 2015
2/5 0% Down Dog "Ultimately, the premise is absurd and repellent, and Durr's gurning performance doesn't help. " ‐ Guardian
Posted Feb 12, 2015
100% GETT: The Trial of Viviane Amsalem (2015) "In the hands of sister-brother co-directors Ronit Elkabetz (who also co-stars) and Shlomi Elkabetz this patriarchal legal loophole becomes the wellspring for densely rich drama, told with stringent austerity but also humor and judicious empathy. " ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Feb 10, 2015
96% Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief (2015) "This impeccably assembled and argued film represents a brave, timely intervention into debates around the organization that have been simmering for some time. " ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Feb 5, 2015
77% The Stanford Prison Experiment (2015) "For all its flaws it's a rich, thought-provoking film which, while challenging, is not without humor and visual pleasures. " ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Jan 30, 2015
3/5 63% Son of a Gun (2015) "McGregor, who is having a bit of comeback moment right now, is kind of great as the ruthless antihero, and the action set pieces have plenty of fizz. " ‐ Guardian
Posted Jan 29, 2015
3/5 100% I am Yours "Acharia's electric performance is impressive, while director Iram Haq brings an insider's sympathy to the protagonist's plight. " ‐ Guardian
Posted Jan 29, 2015
82% Testament Of Youth (2015) "Striking an elegantly sustained balance between intimacy and historical scope, director James Kent's WWI-set epic Testament of Youth encompasses nearly all of the virtues of classical British period drama and nearly none of the vices. " ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Jan 25, 2015
100% Shaun the Sheep "The animation itself is pleasingly tactile and hand posed, up to Aardman's usual high standards. " ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Jan 24, 2015
49% Cake (2015) "Less emotionally potent than it wants to be, and feels as if it might have been overmedicated by script doctoring to make it more palatable to Aniston's fan base. " ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Jan 20, 2015
98% Paddington (2015) "It's a relief to report that the final film is actually quite charming, thoughtful and as cuddly as a plush toy, albeit one with a few modern gizmos thrown in. " ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Jan 9, 2015
5/5 88% Foxcatcher (2014) "Tatum is on searing form, and Carrell really knocks it out of the park with his first straight dramatic role. " ‐ Radio Times
Posted Jan 9, 2015
99% Leviathan (2014) "Andrei Zvyagintsev's fourth feature is a thriller, a black social comedy, and a thinly veiled swipe at Putin's regime in one tidy package. " ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Jan 4, 2015
98% Mr. Turner (2014) "Mr. Turner manages to illuminate that nexus between biography and art with elegant understatement. " ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Dec 24, 2014
3/5 85% Kon Tiki (2013) "It's intrinsically rousing stuff, although the journey is a little low on drama apart from the odd shark attack and a bit of bickering between Heyerdahl and his virtually indistinguishable crew of blond men with beards. " ‐ Guardian
Posted Dec 18, 2014
2/5 60% Bringing Tibet Home "It all starts feeling manipulative as well as banal. " ‐ Guardian
Posted Dec 11, 2014
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