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Little White Lies

Rating Title | Year Quote Author
1 70%

Magic Magic (2013)

"Juno Temple is sensational in this assured psychological thriller from Sebastián Silva."

Posted Apr 17, 2014

Calum Marsh

2 100%

We Are the Best! (2014)

"A joyful bubble you'll want to re-enter."

Posted Apr 17, 2014

Sophie Monks Kaufman

3 55%

The Sea ()

"Despite Ciarán Hinds' best efforts, The Sea is a dull-as-dishwater melodrama."

Posted Apr 17, 2014

Sophie Monks Kaufman

4 47%

Reaching for the Moon (2013)

"Worth watching for the passionate, compelling and destructive central love affair."

Posted Apr 17, 2014

Sophie Monks Kaufman

5 72%

The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (2014)

"You friendly neighbourhood web-slinger returns for more of the same, albeit with added confusion and much less charm."

Posted Apr 17, 2014

Chris Blohm

6 92%

Calvary (2014)

"Director John Michael McDonagh's extraordinary film presents deep existential torment under the guise of a parochial murder mystery."

Posted Apr 11, 2014

David Jenkins

7 58%

Half of a Yellow Sun (2014)

"12 Years a Slave star Chiwetel Ejiofor is on top form in this Nigerian Civil War drama."

Posted Apr 11, 2014

Sophie Monks Kaufman

8 48%

L'étrange couleur des larmes de ton corps (The Strange Colour of Your Body's Tears) ()

"Gone is any semblance of narrative, replaced by a ramshackle psychodrama that takes a basic premise (man looking for his missing wife) and splinters off into multiple giallo-infused threads."

Posted Apr 11, 2014

Glenn Heath Jr.

9 96%

The Lunchbox (2014)

"A Rolls Royce romantic comedy set in Mumbai that rides on a delectable, bittersweet central turn by Irrfan Khan."

Posted Apr 11, 2014

David Jenkins

10 ——

Willow And Wind (Beed-o Baad) (1999)

"Talebi manages to wring a lot of tension out of his concept."

Posted Apr 11, 2014

Sophie Monks Kaufman

11 100%

Le Roi et l'oiseau (The King and the Mockingbird) (2003)

"A film which no less than Hayao Miyazaki considers one of the vertigo-inducing pinnacles of the animated form."

Posted Apr 11, 2014

David Jenkins

12 44%

Pioneer ()

"The Hunger Games' Wes Bentley treads water in this dull oceanic thriller."

Posted Apr 11, 2014

Sophie Monks Kaufman

13 50%

Khumba (2013)

"A dearth of new and interesting ideas characterises this stock animated caper with furry critters a-plenty."

Posted Apr 11, 2014

David Jenkins

14 80%

The Raid 2 (2014)

"Iko Uwais is back for another heartstopping dose of bar-raising martial arts action."

Posted Apr 10, 2014

Adam Woodward

15 77%

Noah (2014)

"Fascinating, but rather flawed."

Posted Apr 3, 2014

Paul Fairclough

16 88%

The Double (2014)

"Richard Ayoade branches out into steampunk paranoia with this feisty and funny adaptation of Fyodor Dostoyevsky's 1846 novella."

Posted Apr 3, 2014

Anton Bitel

17 80%

Tom ŕ la ferme (Tom at the Farm) ()

"The French-Canadian upstart, Xavier Dolan, comes of age with this blistering psychosexual fable which doffs a cap to Hitchcock."

Posted Apr 3, 2014

Sophie Monks Kaufman

18 94%

A Story Of Children And Film ()

"Intrusive curation dominates in the rearview mirror."

Posted Apr 3, 2014

Sophie Monks Kaufman

19 68%

Visitors (2014)

"The director of the seminal time-lapse aria, Koyaanisqatsi, slows things down for his scintillating and otherworldly latest."

Posted Apr 3, 2014

Thirza Wakefield

20 41%

Divergent (2014)

"An exceptional teen girl rises up from the slurry of humanity and goes on to mount a revolution against... you know the drill."

Posted Apr 3, 2014

David Jenkins

21 47%

Rio 2 (2014)

"Does this slick Blue Sky sequel cut the animated feature mustard in a post LEGO Movie world? No, it really doesn't."

Posted Apr 3, 2014

Chris Blohm

22 73%

The Motel Life (2013)

"Stephen Dorff excels as a luckless hobo in this bruised and booze-soaked adaptation of Willy Vlautin's 2007 novel."

Posted Apr 3, 2014

Sophie Monks Kaufman

23 18%

Honour (2014)

"A spiky supporting turn by Paddy Considine as a tattooed bounty hunter lifts this generic British thriller."

Posted Apr 3, 2014

Chris Blohm

24 99%

20 Feet From Stardom (2013)

"A warm and fitting tribute to talented singers."

Posted Mar 27, 2014

Sophie Monks Kaufman

25 67%

Afternoon Delight (2013)

"Occupies much the same space as the films of director Nicole Holofcener and does so pretty well."

Posted Mar 27, 2014

Cormac O'Brien

26 79%

Muppets Most Wanted (2014)

"Kermit and co return for a delectable, gag-laden Euro pudding that might just be a Muppet masterpiece."

Posted Mar 27, 2014

Adam Lee Davies

27 94%

The Past (2013)

"Tahar Rahim and Bérénice Bejo are on top form in this immaculate study of marital disharmony."

Posted Mar 27, 2014

David Jenkins

28 77%

The Borderlands (2014)

"A frisky British found footage horror that's well worth your time."

Posted Mar 27, 2014

Chris Blohm

29 89%

Dangerous Acts Starring The Unstable Elements Of Belarus ()

"An avant garde theatre collective challenge Belarusian politics in this underwhelming activism doc."

Posted Mar 27, 2014

David Jenkins

30 67%

Leave The World Behind (2014)

"Fans of Swedish House Mafia will lap up this farewell concert doc, but it's unlikely to resonate with a wider audience."

Posted Mar 27, 2014

Cormac O'Brien

31 38%

The Fold ()

"Catherine McCormack treads water in this forgettable crisis-of-faith-themed British melodrama."

Posted Mar 27, 2014

Luke Richardson

32 89%

Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014)

"Chris Evans' welcome return to the superhero fold can't save this sequel from feeling like an awkward franchise mid-point."

Posted Mar 26, 2014

Adam Lee Davies

33 27%

A Long Way Down (2014)

"Even Pierce Brosnan comes off worse for wear in this painfully misguided suicide comedy."

Posted Mar 20, 2014

David Jenkins

34 83%

The Unknown Known (2014)

"The great Errol Morris returns with a slippery profile of the slipperiest of the slippery politicians, Donald Rumsfeld."

Posted Mar 20, 2014

Tina Hassannia

35 33%

Labor Day (2014)

"Director Jason Reitman comes a-cropper with this unconvincing Southern melodrama starring Kate Winslet and Josh Brolin."

Posted Mar 20, 2014

Oliver Lyttelton

36 82%

Salvo ()

"A handful of superb action sequences stand-out in this otherwise formulaic tale of an angular Sicilian mafioso."

Posted Mar 20, 2014

Vadim Rizov

37 98%

Starred Up (2014)

"This bruising and brutal jailhouse carve-up rides on the back of an astonishing central turn by Jack O'Connell."

Posted Mar 20, 2014

Adam Woodward

38 47%

Yves Saint Laurent (2014)

"This handsome and luxuriant biopic of the French fashion maestro is all surface and no feeling."

Posted Mar 20, 2014

David Jenkins

39 81%

G.B.F. (2014)

"Chronic bubble-gum highschool farce in which gay characters are reduced to tokenistic social accessories."

Posted Mar 20, 2014

Sophie Monks Kaufman

40 70%

About Last Night (2014)

"The haunting sounds emanating from Kevin Hart taint this watered-down and glossy reinterpretation of a 1974 David Mamet play."

Posted Mar 20, 2014

Sophie Monks Kaufman

41 80%

The Machine (2014)

"An impressive calling card for director Caradog James rather than the finished article."

Posted Mar 20, 2014

Chris Blohm

42 30%

Svengali ()

"Paper-thin music industry satire which is (almost) saved by the sweet chemistry between leads Jonny Owen and Vicky McClure."

Posted Mar 20, 2014

Sophie Monks Kaufman

43 ——

Peter Gabriel: Back To Front (2014)

"A pleasant rock memento, but hardly a concert-film classic."

Posted Mar 20, 2014

Adam Lee Davies

44 98%

The Rocket (2014)

"A Lao-brow fable that resonates richly with the realities of globalisation."

Posted Mar 13, 2014

Anton Bitel

45 33%

Back to the Garden ()

"Shallow insights in the long grass make for a dozy yet irritating afternoon in the Kent countryside."

Posted Mar 13, 2014

Adam Lee Davies

46 71%

Plot for Peace ()

"You'll need a rewatch to understand what's going on, but the filmmaking is not exciting enough to really warrant it."

Posted Mar 13, 2014

David Jenkins

47 85%

Under the Skin (2014)

"Few films will linger with you like this one does."

Posted Mar 13, 2014

Violet Lucca

48 77%

Veronica Mars (2014)

"You have to wonder whether it was really all worth it."

Posted Mar 13, 2014

Adam Woodward

49 23%

Need For Speed (2014)

"More hipster curmudgeons driving around in muscle cars with this passable 3D street-racing flick."

Posted Mar 12, 2014

David Jenkins

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