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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
3/5 74% Joyeux Noël (Merry Christmas) (2006) " A vivid, quietly powerful recreation of a truly extraordinary moment in history: just not an overwhelmingly moving one. " ‐ Empire Magazine
Posted Dec 14, 2014
3/5 77% St. Vincent (2014) " Murray's finest, funniest, meatiest performance since Lost In Translation - just a shame it's contained in such a lightweight dramedy. " ‐ Empire Magazine
Posted Dec 4, 2014
3/5 100% Stations of the Cross " Ascetic and unwavering, the film's gaze on the ultimate form of religious devotion offers the viewer few comforts but plenty to chew over. " ‐ Empire Magazine
Posted Nov 28, 2014
4/5 98% Citizenfour (2014) " Bold, unblinking filmmaking - no less than a living document of a global scandal straight from the whistleblower. Alarming and essential - anyone with a phone should see it. " ‐ Empire Magazine
Posted Oct 30, 2014
3/5 11% United We Fall " It may not exactly be a Swiftian satire but this send-up of modern football is frequently funny and as full of raw commitment as a two-footed lunge. " ‐ Empire Magazine
Posted Oct 16, 2014
3/5 77% Attila Marcel " In a 2014 kook-off, Sylvain Chomet's imaginative confection would take a narrow second place to Michel Gondry's Mood Indigo. " ‐ Empire Magazine
Posted Sep 4, 2014
2/5 43% The Guvnors " Not as bad as Nick Love but still a largely knuckle-headed early-'90s throwback that stretches credibility with its punch-first, think-later ethos. " ‐ Empire Magazine
Posted Aug 18, 2014
3/5 33% The Expendables 3 (2014) " The Expendables 3 has its cake and shoots it: armed to the nipples with vast action and bulging A-listers, but over-over-blown and overcrowded. See it for Gibson's big-bad. " ‐ Empire Magazine
Posted Aug 11, 2014
3/5 100% All This Mayhem " Candid and clear-eyed, this doc will wow boarding fans but has something to offer to the unconverted too. " ‐ Empire Magazine
Posted Aug 7, 2014
1/5 7% Grown Ups 2 (2013) " [A] slothful, indulgent sequel that sees a once-great screen comedian hit self-inflicted Sandlergeddon. " ‐ Empire Magazine
Posted Jul 28, 2014
4/5 83% Miss Violence " A commanding, troubling domestic horror that should launch a long career for Avranas. " ‐ Empire Magazine
Posted Jun 16, 2014
4/5 80% Road " Following in the tyre tracks of TT3D, this petrolhead doc is packed with thrills, spills and personalities. " ‐ Empire Magazine
Posted Jun 8, 2014
3/5 33% The Hooligan Factory " Does for football hooligans what Cockneys Vs. Zombies did for cockneys (and zombies). Very silly, occasionally very funny. " ‐ Empire Magazine
Posted Jun 8, 2014
3/5 84% Pulp: a Film About Life, Death & Supermarkets (2014) " The witty, loquacious Cocker is watchable as ever and the gig scenes will thrill Pulpers. " ‐ Empire Magazine
Posted Jun 2, 2014
2/5 67% Beyond the Edge (2014) " Considering the danger, spectacular setting and sheer derring-do of its subject matter, this is pretty leaden stuff. Disappointing. " ‐ Empire Magazine
Posted May 18, 2014
4/5 93% A Touch of Sin (2013) " There's more than a nod to King Hu's Touch Of Zen as Zhangke unleashes a four-fisted chunk of ultraviolent fury. Tarantino would approve. " ‐ Empire Magazine
Posted May 11, 2014
2/5 81% Pantani: The Accidental Death Of A Cyclist (2014) " Stylishly constructed but hollow and ultimately lacking in insights. " ‐ Empire Magazine
Posted May 11, 2014
3/5 83% Silent Sonata (Circus Fantasticus) " A Fellini-esque silent fable with tackles the horrors of war with a refreshing sense of the absurd. " ‐ Empire Magazine
Posted May 4, 2014
2/5 19% Sabotage (2014) " A bloody, scuzzy, progressively preposterous whodunnit, blending old school and new wave to neutering effect. One chunky plus: the all-new Antihero Arnie. " ‐ Empire Magazine
Posted May 4, 2014
2/5 43% Honour (2014) " An interesting premise but stodgy, suspense-free execution. " ‐ Empire Magazine
Posted Apr 4, 2014
3/5 69% Visitors (2014) " Strange and surreal but with moments of real beauty. " ‐ Empire Magazine
Posted Mar 31, 2014
4/5 71% Plot for Peace (2014) " An engrossing slice of modern history. " ‐ Empire Magazine
Posted Mar 10, 2014
3/5 33% Back to the Garden " Much better than the am-dram washout it could so easily have been, there's nuggets of truth and wisdom in this lo-fi drama. " ‐ Empire Magazine
Posted Mar 10, 2014
3/5 67% Plynace wiezowce (Floating Skyscrapers) (2014) " A punchy, well-acted and devastating coming-out drama. " ‐ Empire Magazine
Posted Dec 1, 2013
3/5 71% Klown (2012) " A gleefully rude Danish wronging-of-age comedy. " ‐ Empire Magazine
Posted Dec 1, 2013
3/5 63% The Rise (Wasteland) (2013) " It may not be immune to the odd Brit thriller cliché, but this is an assured, stylish heist thriller from the debut filmmaker. " ‐ Empire Magazine
Posted Nov 15, 2013
3/5 60% Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa (2013) " True to the Jackass formula, some gags come off better than others, but there's some doozies in its midst. " ‐ Empire Magazine
Posted Oct 21, 2013
4/5 87% Like Father, Like Son (2014) " Another quiet delight from Koreeda. " ‐ Empire Magazine
Posted Oct 14, 2013
4/5 85% Hawking (2013) " A genuinely three-dimension life portrayal of an extraordinary mind. " ‐ Empire Magazine
Posted Sep 16, 2013
3/5 86% The Great Hip Hop Hoax (2013) " Although the story feels stretched to feature length, it's a rollicking ride through the music biz in the company of two piss-taking Scots and their mics. " ‐ Empire Magazine
Posted Sep 2, 2013
4/5 90% Paradise: Hope (2013) " Tying up his trilogy in style, Seidl's film unsettles and provokes with wit and composure. " ‐ Empire Magazine
Posted Jul 28, 2013
3/4 71% Paradise: Faith (2013) " Seidl's trilogy of leaves the heat and moral torpor of Africa in Paradise: Love and heads for cooler but no less than bleak climes. " ‐ Empire Magazine
Posted Jul 1, 2013
4/5 40% Diaz: Don't Clean Up This Blood " A compelling dramatisation. If the key characterisation occasionally errs on the thin side, there impact of this piece of agit-drama is still stunning. " ‐ Empire Magazine
Posted Jun 9, 2013
4/5 49% No One Lives (2013) " Loopy, film-literate and full-bore, it's a sadistic '70s thriller in modern-day garb. " ‐ Empire Magazine
Posted May 27, 2013
3/5 62% Evil Dead (2013) " At its best, manages to recapture the original's hardcore nastiness. It could certainly do with laughing at itself a bit more, though. " ‐ Empire Magazine
Posted Apr 15, 2013
3/5 73% Simon Killer (2013) " Black-veined and dark-hearted, this is another persuasive character study from Campos. " ‐ Empire Magazine
Posted Apr 8, 2013
4/5 65% Spring Breakers (2013) " A lurid, luminous teen-bender movie, as ludicrous as it is stylish, and Harmony Korine's best film in years. " ‐ Empire Magazine
Posted Apr 1, 2013
3/5 80% Reality (2013) " As a satire on the seduction by media and our infatuation with celebrity, it's hardly The Truman Show, but Garrone's Gomorrah follow-up is wry and witty. Plenty of fun. " ‐ Empire Magazine
Posted Mar 17, 2013
4/5 93% Sleep Tight (2012) " A creepy, neo-Hitchcock stalker drama, infused with uneasy twists and a slow-burning intensity. Check it out. Then check under your bed... " ‐ Empire Magazine
Posted Feb 25, 2013
4/5 86% Wreck-it Ralph (2012) " A Who Framed Roger Rabbit for the joystick generation that, despite a mid-act dip into generic Disney territory, high-scores on laughs, invention and 8-bit affection. " ‐ Empire Magazine
Posted Feb 4, 2013
5/5 93% Zero Dark Thirty (2013) " It haunts and lingers long after the lights go up. " ‐ Little White Lies
Posted Jan 24, 2013
4/5 99% Jiro Dreams of Sushi (2012) " Treating his seafood substantially better than Oldboy, Jiro is a miracle of perfectionism married to expertise. The same can said for Gelb's loving documentary. " ‐ Empire Magazine
Posted Jan 7, 2013
4/5 100% McCullin " A terrific and fitting tribute to one of modern history's greatest eyewitnesses. " ‐ Empire Magazine
Posted Jan 2, 2013
4/5 76% Alps (2012) " Lanthimos delivers another heady dose of weirdness. Loopier than a frog sandwich but rather wonderful. " ‐ Empire Magazine
Posted Nov 4, 2012
3/5 50% Tower Block (2012) " An unusual, scuzzy setting for a thriller that delivers with brutal simplicity. " ‐ Empire Magazine
Posted Sep 16, 2012
3/5 22% When the Lights Went Out " Aesthetically authentic and frightening in parts. Unfortunately, it doesn't seem all that different to what has come before it. " ‐ Empire Magazine
Posted Sep 9, 2012
2/5 39% [REC] 3 Genesis (2012) " Paco Plaza's third REC film follows the same format as the rest, but the early franchise frights are missing. " ‐ Empire Magazine
Posted Aug 27, 2012
4/5 92% A Simple Life (2012) " Director Hui shows a different side to Hong Kong cinema in a tender drama that's illuminated by the marvellous Ip. " ‐ Empire Magazine
Posted Aug 1, 2012
3/5 100% Salute (2012) " A powerful and poignant theme, but Salute would perhaps have worked better as a TV documentary. " ‐ Empire Magazine
Posted Jul 8, 2012
5/5 85% The Raid: Redemption (2012) " Remember your first time with Hard Boiled? Die Hard? This is how it's done - a clean, hard, constant hit of adrenalin. " ‐ Empire Magazine
Posted May 14, 2012
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