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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
3/5 100% Blind (2004) " Vogt duly dramatises the novel's scenes, with details surreally withdrawn or changed midstream as Ingrid changes her mind: a self-conscious and artificial trope, although one which creates great opportunities for black comedy. " ‐ Guardian
Posted Mar 26, 2015
3/5 94% Dior and I (2015) " It is absurd, but mesmeric. " ‐ Guardian
Posted Mar 26, 2015
1/5 57% The Face Of An Angel " It is shallow and glib, and Brühl's fantasies and nightmares lead to some terrible tonal misjudgments and wrong notes. " ‐ Guardian
Posted Mar 26, 2015
3/5 30% Get Hard (2015) " The high concept is delivered more or less efficiently: basically an incorrect and funnier version of Spike Lee's 25th Hour, with a dash of Trading Places. " ‐ Guardian
Posted Mar 26, 2015
3/5 85% Cinderella (2015) " It's good-natured and silly, with nice support from Rob Brydon, Nonso Anozie, Derek Jacobi and Katie West. " ‐ Guardian
Posted Mar 26, 2015
4/5 78% The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water (2015) " Almost every line is a zinger, which can be appreciated in a state of total sobriety: it's a non-stoner stoner film - and very funny. " ‐ Guardian
Posted Mar 26, 2015
4/5 95% Wild Tales (2015) " A delicious chocolate box of nastiness. " ‐ Guardian
Posted Mar 26, 2015
2/5 13% The Gunman (2015) " Penn's gym-bunny loveliness is the most attractively toned part of the film. Everything else is out of condition. " ‐ Guardian
Posted Mar 19, 2015
2/5 31% Insurgent (2015) " When the drama boils down to a duel between Jeanine and Tris, there's a spark. Otherwise, it's a plodding letdown. " ‐ Guardian
Posted Mar 19, 2015
3/5 48% Home (2015) " An entertaining odd-couple comedy on very traditional lines ... " ‐ Guardian
Posted Mar 19, 2015
3/5 45% En chance til " There are some unwatchably, all-but-unforgivably grim scenes, but Bier carries them off, just about. " ‐ Guardian
Posted Mar 19, 2015
3/5 28% Dark Summer (2015) " It is an efficiently crafted, small-scale film with an interesting premise, although it sometimes feels like an atmospheric short that has been stretched out. " ‐ Guardian
Posted Mar 19, 2015
1/5 73% The Voices (2015) " It is an overwhelmingly dislikable film, an intensely unfunny and unscary horror-comedy about a serial killer played by Ryan Reynolds on his most irritating form. " ‐ Guardian
Posted Mar 19, 2015
2/5 72% Suite Française " Like a very solemn Stella Artois commercial, this is a golden-tinted saga of everyday French collaborating folk in the second world war. " ‐ Guardian
Posted Mar 12, 2015
4/5 100% Elle L'adore " An elegant, disturbing movie. " ‐ Guardian
Posted Mar 12, 2015
2/5 No Score Yet Lou! Journal Infime " It's a commercial French picture of the kind that generally doesn't cross the Channel well: a bit DayGlo, a bit cutesy, a bit fey. " ‐ Guardian
Posted Mar 12, 2015
3/5 100% X+Y " An attractively unparochial drama with a bracing interest in excellence. " ‐ Guardian
Posted Mar 12, 2015
5/5 70% Far From the Madding Crowd (1967) " Christie carries the film with her own insouciant vulnerability. A classic. " ‐ Guardian
Posted Mar 12, 2015
30% Rogue Trader (1999) " Rogue Trader is a terrible waste of the talents of Ewan McGregor. " ‐ Guardian
Posted Mar 11, 2015
3/5 78% Life of Riley (2014) " I personally prefer the more vital, cinematic ideas of Resnais in his youth to the stagey confections of his later years. But Life of Riley has its own sadness and charm. " ‐ Guardian
Posted Mar 5, 2015
3/5 76% Hyena (2015) " The ending is frustrating: it runs out of ideas before the final credits. But Johnson packs an almighty punch. " ‐ Guardian
Posted Mar 5, 2015
3/5 55% White Bird in a Blizzard (2014) " The film falls to pieces at the end, but this is a watchable, well-acted drama, and Woodley gets better and better. " ‐ Guardian
Posted Mar 5, 2015
4/5 98% Appropriate Behavior (2015) " Appropriate Behaviour has an indulgent, slightly precious autobiographical feel - but it is funny, risky and in exhilaratingly bad taste. " ‐ Guardian
Posted Mar 5, 2015
4/5 89% Still Alice (2015) " This is an affecting and thoroughly worthwhile film on a very contemporary topic - with some Larkinian reflections on what will and won't survive of us. " ‐ Guardian
Posted Mar 5, 2015
3/5 31% Chappie (2015) " After the disappointment of Elysium, Blomkamp is back on his game. " ‐ Guardian
Posted Mar 5, 2015
3/5 91% Million Dollar Baby (2004) " A heartfelt, creditable picture. " ‐ Guardian
Posted Feb 27, 2015
5/5 88% The Tales of Hoffmann (1951) " You might compare this to the 1948 Powell and Pressburger film The Red Shoes, though in many ways it is even more hallucinatory. " ‐ Guardian
Posted Feb 26, 2015
1/5 55% Focus (2015) " It passes in a blur of dullness. " ‐ Guardian
Posted Feb 26, 2015
1/5 No Score Yet A Dark Reflection " Effectively an amateur feature film produced to professional standards - more or less - and directed by a former BA airline pilot called Tristan Loraine. " ‐ Guardian
Posted Feb 26, 2015
3/5 63% The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (2015) " Though still treacly, still exasperatingly sentimental and stereotypical, this follow-up to the first Exotic Marigold Hotel turns out to be rather better. " ‐ Guardian
Posted Feb 26, 2015
5/5 96% It Follows (2015) " I don't think I have ever had a nightmare quite as scary as this film - a modern classic of fear to be compared to something by a young Carpenter or De Palma. " ‐ Guardian
Posted Feb 26, 2015
3/5 75% Crash (2004) " Crash is a very watchable and well-constructed piece of work, and a potential script masterclass: but its daringly supercharged fantasies of racial paranoia and humanist redemption are not to be taken too seriously. " ‐ Guardian
Posted Feb 23, 2015
76% Gladiator (2000) " Throughout it all, Crowe maintains a tough, slot-mouthed reticence; he is very persuasive as the superman of the Colosseum. " ‐ Guardian
Posted Feb 22, 2015
2/5 49% Cake (2015) " As for Aniston, she gives an honest, well-intentioned performance, but it is marooned in an unsatisfying script whose emotional effects are unearned. " ‐ Guardian
Posted Feb 19, 2015
3/5 84% Predestination (2015) " Like all time-travel stories, this inevitably trips on its own causal illogic - but not before it's offered you a taste of something genuinely rich and strange, and probably toxic. " ‐ Guardian
Posted Feb 19, 2015
1/5 88% Kumiko, the Treasure Hunter (2015) " There can hardly be a bigger waste of time than this piece of twee nonsense. " ‐ Guardian
Posted Feb 19, 2015
2/5 34% Blackhat (2015) " The spectacle here is sometimes absorbing but more often ridiculous, and it isn't [Mann's] best work. " ‐ Guardian
Posted Feb 19, 2015
4/5 93% The Duke Of Burgundy (2015) " The movie inhales the lost aroma of Ingmar Bergman's Persona and Joseph Losey movies such as The Servant and Accident, and also looks like an agile homage to the arthouse eroticism of Walerian Borowczyk at his most preposterous. " ‐ Guardian
Posted Feb 19, 2015
4/5 100% Taxi " It is subtle, humorous and humane. It tells you more about modern Iran, I think, than you'll discover on the news. " ‐ Guardian
Posted Feb 13, 2015
2/5 89% Love Is All: 100 Years of Love & Courtship " It's all rather nebulous. " ‐ Guardian
Posted Feb 13, 2015
3/5 50% Snow in Paradise " This is an accomplished debut from Hulme, who is a film-making force to be reckoned with. " ‐ Guardian
Posted Feb 12, 2015
5/5 100% The Philadelphia Story (1940) " Utterly beguiling, funny and romantic ... " ‐ Guardian
Posted Feb 12, 2015
3/5 84% Dancing In Jaffa (2014) " Dulaine is a force for good, and the film's likability outweighs any pessimism or cynicism. " ‐ Guardian
Posted Feb 12, 2015
4/5 95% Love Is Strange (2014) " This is a film of great gentleness and subtlety. " ‐ Guardian
Posted Feb 12, 2015
1/5 25% Fifty Shades of Grey (2015) " Maybe the smoulderingly sado-obsessed hero does not have a penis. It could account for his tastes. And his decor. " ‐ Guardian
Posted Feb 11, 2015
2/5 40% Life " There are some pleasing touches, but this film is a frustrating experience. " ‐ Guardian
Posted Feb 9, 2015
2/5 42% Knight of Cups " For every pinch of poetry, there are kilos of joyless, uninspired prose. " ‐ Guardian
Posted Feb 8, 2015
3/5 100% Mr. Holmes (2015) " The indirect narrative is interesting and McKellen stylishly inhabits the part both in extreme old age and earlier, in Holmes's sleek professional pomp. " ‐ Guardian
Posted Feb 8, 2015
2/5 52% The Interview (2014) " After a promisingly crass start, the film runs out of ideas and after some T&A material and violent slapstick, winds up in a mood of plumply sentimental solemnity. " ‐ Guardian
Posted Feb 6, 2015
4/5 100% Shaun the Sheep " These sheep defy the stereotype. They are fiercely individual and resourceful. It's the humans who look like conformists. " ‐ Guardian
Posted Feb 5, 2015
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