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Rating Title | Year Quote Author
1 73%

Gone Too Far! ()

" An upbeat and smart British comedy set on a council estate in Peckham which follows two estranged brothers around for the day, as they search for some okra. "

Posted Oct 9, 2014

Katherine McLaughlin

2 91%

Mystery Road (2014)

" A striking and menacing slow-burn thriller set in the Australian outback which blends dry humour with startling social commentary. "

Posted Aug 28, 2014

Katherine McLaughlin

3 86%

Night Moves (2014)

" Engaging and provocative, this is a fiercely introspective thriller from writer-director Kelly Reichardt with a pair of superb performances from Jesse Eisenberg and Dakota Fanning. "

Posted Aug 28, 2014

Matthew Turner

4 74%

The Congress (2014)

" Ari Folman examines our relationship with cinema and takes a satirical swipe at Hollywood in this stunning and stimulating sci-fi fantasy which combines live action with animation. "

Posted Aug 14, 2014

Katherine McLaughlin

5 82%

Hide Your Smiling Faces (2014)

" The slow burning, coming-of-age tale lacks momentum and struggles to engage with the audience on an emotional level. "

Posted Jul 31, 2014

Jennifer Tate

6 62%

Mood Indigo (2014)

" An engaging, funny and ultimately moving love story, though the non-stop visual invention and effects work are exhausting to watch. "

Posted Jul 31, 2014

Matthew Turner

7 29%

Last Love (2013)

" Ultimately something of a disappointment thanks to a frustrating script that lacks focus and isn't sure which story to tell. "

Posted Jul 10, 2014

Matthew Turner

8 17%

Jolene: The Indie Folk Star Movie (Benny & Jolene) ()

" Ultimately a frustrating experience, let down by an over-reliance on improvisation, an irritating story structure, poor direction and a baffling lack of actual singing. "

Posted Jun 4, 2014

Matthew Turner

9 81%

Tracks (2014)

" Captivating real-life drama enriched by stunning cinematography, a contemplative, inspirational script, a superb central performance by Mia Wasiskowska and three adorable camels. "

Posted Apr 24, 2014

Matthew Turner

10 80%

You & Me Forever ()

" Sharply observed and superbly directed, this is an emotionally engaging Danish coming-of-age drama with terrific performances from all three young leads. "

Posted Apr 24, 2014

Matthew Turner

11 91%

Locke (2014)

" An intensely gripping and powerfully emotional drama, all of which is pretty remarkable, considering that the entire movie consists of Tom Hardy talking on his phone while driving to Croydon. "

Posted Apr 16, 2014

Matthew Turner

12 89%

Calvary (2014)

" A superbly written, darkly funny and powerfully moving mystery with a terrific supporting cast and a magnificent central performance from Brendan Gleeson. "

Posted Apr 10, 2014

Matthew Turner

13 45%

The Strange Color of Your Body's Tears (2014)

" Sexual fantasies and the stuff of nightmares come together in this disorientating, provocative and exquisitely crafted journey through 1970s Euro-horror and sexploitation. "

Posted Apr 10, 2014

Katherine McLaughlin

14 82%

The Double (2014)

" Stylishly directed and sharply written, this is a jet black comedy with a nightmarishly dark atmosphere, stunning sound design work and a pair of terrific central performances from Jesse Eisenberg. "

Posted Apr 3, 2014

Matthew Turner

15 81%

Tom à la ferme (Tom at the Farm) ()

" Plays some intriguingly dark games and exerts an increasingly tight grip, thanks to strong performances, a clever script and Dolan's assured direction. "

Posted Apr 3, 2014

Matthew Turner

16 68%

Afternoon Delight (2013)

" An enjoyable romantic drama with refreshingly interesting female characters and a duo of impressive performances from Kathryn Hahn and Juno Temple. "

Posted Mar 27, 2014

Jennifer Tate

17 93%

The Past (2013)

" Writer-director Asghar Farhadi's follow-up to the Oscar-winning A Separation is an intensely gripping emotional drama with a superb script and a trio of terrific central performances from Berenice Bejo, Tahar Rahim and Ali Mossaffa. "

Posted Mar 27, 2014

Matthew Turner

18 34%

Labor Day (2014)

" An emotionally engaging and suspenseful blend of thriller, romance and coming-of-age story with a strong script and a trio of terrific performances from Winslet, Brolin and newcomer Gattlin Griffith. "

Posted Mar 20, 2014

Matthew Turner

19 22%

A Long Way Down (2014)

" A painfully unfunny comedy that should have been put out of its misery at the scripting stage, since neither the characters, the performances, the situations or the dialogue ring true. "

Posted Mar 20, 2014

Matthew Turner

20 52%

The Zero Theorem (2014)

" With strong echoes of Brazil and some nice ideas, The Zero Theorem is a return to at least mid-level form for Terry Gilliam, thanks to a witty script, some delightful production design work and superb performances from Christoph Waltz and Melanie Thierry. "

Posted Mar 13, 2014

Matthew Turner

21 85%

Under the Skin (2014)

" Extraordinary sci-fi thriller, at once haunting, hypnotic and deeply disturbing, thanks to stunning cinematography, a chilling soundtrack and an instantly iconic performance from Scarlett Johansson that is nothing less than astonishing. "

Posted Mar 13, 2014

Matthew Turner

22 92%

The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014)

" An absolute treat from start to finish ... "

Posted Mar 6, 2014

Matthew Turner

23 81%

The Bachelor Weekend (The Stag) (2014)

" John Butler's debut feature is an enjoyable, light-hearted comedy with strong characters and engaging performances, but the script is largely formulaic and there's a nagging lack of chemistry in the bride and groom relationship. "

Posted Mar 6, 2014

Matthew Turner

24 97%

We Are the Best! (2014)

" Delightful, uplifting Swedish comedy that marks a long-awaited return to the form ... for writer-director Lukas Moodysson, thanks to a warm-hearted, witty script and a trio of terrific performances from its three young leads. "

Posted Mar 6, 2014

Matthew Turner

25 85%

We Are What We Are (2013)

" An atmospheric cannibalism horror featuring an impressive performance by Julia Garner, but it's let down by a slow first act, weak dialogue and an unsuitable score. "

Posted Feb 26, 2014

Jennifer Tate

26 18%

Ride Along (2014)

" The plot is weak, the characterisation is inconsistent and it's nowhere near as funny as it thinks it is. "

Posted Feb 26, 2014

Matthew Turner

27 79%

Lamb Of God's As The Palaces Burn (2014)

" An entertaining and insightful rockumentary that quickly turns into a nail-biting legal thriller after the lead vocalist is arrested and accused of manslaughter during filming. "

Posted Feb 26, 2014

Jennifer Tate

28 46%

The Book Thief (2013)

" Ultimately something of a disappointment, thanks to sluggish direction, a curiously uneventful screenplay, a general lack of suspense and a surfeit of forced sentimentality. "

Posted Feb 26, 2014

Matthew Turner

29 60%

Non-Stop (2014)

" Thanks to a high dose of action and some plot surprises, Non-Stop is a watchable and fairly entertaining thriller, but its corny dialogue and two-dimensional characters ultimately let it down. "

Posted Feb 26, 2014

Matthew Turner

30 59%

Nymphomaniac: Volume II (2014)

" A sprawling tale of sexual obsession with strong performances and a jet black streak of humour lurking just under the surface, though there isn't quite enough story to justify its epic running time. "

Posted Feb 20, 2014

Matthew Turner

31 75%

Nymphomaniac: Volume I (2014)

" A sprawling tale of sexual obsession with strong performances and a jet black streak of humour lurking just under the surface, though there isn't quite enough story to justify its epic running time. "

Posted Feb 20, 2014

Matthew Turner

32 93%

Stranger by the Lake (2014)

" A gripping and superbly directed picture with something to say about the nature of infatuation and obsession. "

Posted Feb 20, 2014

Matthew Turner

33 13%

Winter's Tale (2014)

" A gloriously terrible and unintentionally hilarious fantasy drama ... "

Posted Feb 20, 2014

Matthew Turner

34 85%

Only Lovers Left Alive (2014)

" Enjoyably Jarmuschian take on the vampire movie, enlivened by a literate, drily witty script, a superb soundtrack and a pair of delightful performances from Tilda Swinton and Tom Hiddleston. "

Posted Feb 20, 2014

Matthew Turner

35 48%

Stalingrad (2014)

" An engaging war thriller with spectacular special effects, exciting action sequences and strong performances, though the story-telling is a little heavy-handed in places and the characters are frustratingly under-developed. "

Posted Feb 20, 2014

Matthew Turner

36 31%

The Monuments Men (2014)

" Tells a fascinating and important true story and remains watchable thanks to likeable turns from its impressively starry cast ... "

Posted Feb 12, 2014

Matthew Turner

37 70%

Love Is In The Air (2014)

" Love is in the Air is a likeable and uplifting romantic comedy with charming and convincing performances at its heart, but the central story is somewhat predictable and rather implausible. "

Posted Feb 12, 2014

Jennifer Tate

38 96%

The LEGO Movie (2014)

" Deliriously inventive and frequently hilarious, this is a hugely entertaining family adventure with an inspired script, gleefully imaginative animation, superb 3D effects and a note-perfect voice cast. "

Posted Feb 12, 2014

Matthew Turner

39 94%

Her (2013)

" Spike Jonze's Oscar-nominated drama is a beautifully written, superbly acted and emotionally engaging drama that explores the nature of love and relationships in an increasingly digital world. "

Posted Feb 12, 2014

Matthew Turner

40 15%

Endless Love (2014)

" Painfully clichéd and utterly predictable, this is a truly dismal romantic drama that's scuppered by flat direction, dreadful dialogue and chemistry-free performances from the two leads. Come back Nicholas Sparks, all is forgiven. "

Posted Feb 12, 2014

Matthew Turner

41 51%

Cuban Fury (2014)

" Enjoyable British comedy that succeeds thanks to strong comic performances, likeable characters, a charming script and a lightness of touch. "

Posted Feb 12, 2014

Matthew Turner

42 78%

An Oversimplification Of Her Beauty (2013)

" Writer-director-actor Terence Nance's feature debut is a stylistically bold, original and deeply introspective drama-slash documentary that puts an intriguing arthouse spin on the standard romcom template. "

Posted Feb 6, 2014

Matthew Turner

43 49%

RoboCop (2014)

" Remains watchable thanks to strong performances and pacey direction but it fails to improve on the original film in any significant way ... "

Posted Feb 6, 2014

Matthew Turner

44 79%

Mr. Peabody & Sherman (2014)

" Charming, inventive and very funny, this is a hugely entertaining adventure that should appeal to both adults and children, thanks to a witty script, a superb voice cast, lively animation and some impressive 3D effects. "

Posted Feb 6, 2014

Matthew Turner

45 77%

The Invisible Woman (2013)

" Impressively directed, emotionally engaging British costume drama with a sensitive script, stunning production design work and terrific performances from a fine ensemble cast. "

Posted Feb 6, 2014

Matthew Turner

46 93%

Dallas Buyers Club (2013)

" An inspiring and powerfully emotional drama that would make an excellent double bill with recent AIDS doc How To Survive A Plague. "

Posted Feb 6, 2014

Matthew Turner

47 68%

Magic Magic (2013)

" A disturbing, Polanski-esque psychological horror with stunning sound design and a pair of terrific performances from Juno Temple and Michael Cera. "

Posted Jan 30, 2014

Matthew Turner

48 75%

Lone Survivor (2014)

" Lone Survivor is well made and well acted but its refusal to pass comment on the central mission means that it ultimately feels like a gung ho fantasy that lacks emotional impact. "

Posted Jan 30, 2014

Matthew Turner

49 84%

The Armstrong Lie (2013)

" A fascinating portrait of both Armstrong himself and the mechanics of the lie he maintained throughout his seven Tour de France victories ... "

Posted Jan 30, 2014

Matthew Turner