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Little White Lies

Rating Title | Year Quote Author
1 98%

20,000 Days on Earth (2014)

"No ordinary rock doc, but nothing particularly special either."

Posted Sep 18, 2014

Adam Woodward

2 100%

Night Will Fall ()

"We wouldn't watch it again but we're glad we watched it once."

Posted Sep 18, 2014

Sophie Monks Kaufman

3 100%

L'enlèvement de Michel Houellebecq ()

"Extremely funny, curiously moving."

Posted Sep 18, 2014

David Jenkins

4 66%

A Walk Among the Tombstones (2014)

"Apart from the runtime there's little to distinguish this from an episode of any run-of-the-mill TV cop drama."

Posted Sep 18, 2014

Adam Lee Davies

5 23%

Think Like a Man Too (2014)

"Noisy claptrap devoid of all that is good about cinema."

Posted Sep 18, 2014

Sophie Monks Kaufman

6 76%

Grand Piano (2014)

"The filmmaking virtuosity is admirable, but in the end it's more flat than sharp."

Posted Sep 18, 2014

Anton Bitel

7 44%

Wish I Was Here (2014)

"Decidedly ineffectual."

Posted Sep 18, 2014

Adam Woodward

8 86%

At Berkeley (2013)

"Frederick Wiseman brings his insightful and layered filmmaking to one of America's most liberal institutions."

Posted Sep 11, 2014

Jordan Cronk

9 95%

Manuscripts Don't Burn (2014)

"Only from a distance can you appreciate what a remarkable feat this film is."

Posted Sep 11, 2014

David Jenkins

10 90%

Down by Law (1986)

"Down By Law is oddly heart-warming, magnifying moments of unexpected camaraderie between kindred spirits who don't immediately ID each other as such."

Posted Sep 11, 2014

Vadim Rizov

11 99%

The Wizard of Oz (1939)

"The central themes of illusions, dreams and going on an extraordinary adventure all the better to come home and appreciate what you have there are enduring."

Posted Sep 11, 2014

Sophie Monks Kaufman

12 91%

A Most Wanted Man (2014)

"A thorny, welcome reminder of the mainstream media's short-term memory regarding the abduction, extradition and torture of innocent Muslims under the Bush administration and beyond."

Posted Sep 11, 2014

Michael Pattison

13 71%

The Boxtrolls (2014)

"A delightful, comic animation with sophisticated social themes from the makers of ParaNorman and Coraline."

Posted Sep 11, 2014

Sophie Monks Kaufman

14 76%

The Riot Club (Posh) ()

"Lone Scherfig's limp state-of-the-nation address is powered solely by grotesque stereotypes."

Posted Sep 11, 2014

David Jenkins

15 97%

Pride (2014)

"A dose of tolerance medicine that tastes good."

Posted Sep 11, 2014

Sophie Monks Kaufman

16 78%

Ballet Boys ()

"A light documentary that captures the thrill of dance dramatics and the awkwardness of growing pains."

Posted Sep 11, 2014

Cormac O'Brien

17 77%

Attila Marcel ()

"Feels similar (and inferior) to quite a few other films."

Posted Sep 4, 2014

David Jenkins

18 63%

Life Of Crime (2014)

"Daniel Schechter ain't no Tarantino. He ain't even no Barry Sonnenfeld."

Posted Sep 4, 2014

Sophie Monks Kaufman

19 59%

Finding Fela! (2014)

"Long and undisciplined."

Posted Sep 4, 2014

David Jenkins

20 100%

M (1931)

"You'll never look at a novelty balloon in the same way again."

Posted Sep 4, 2014

David Jenkins

21 50%

White Settlers ()

"Forgettable."

Posted Sep 4, 2014

Sophie Monks Kaufman

22 77%

Watermark (2014)

"Stand out scenes would work as well as stills in a photography book."

Posted Sep 4, 2014

Sophie Monks Kaufman

23 18%

Sex Tape (2014)

"Limp."

Posted Sep 4, 2014

David Jenkins

24 93%

The Guest (2014)

"A set-up rich with metaphorical potential is squandered."

Posted Sep 4, 2014

David Jenkins

25 68%

They Came Together (2014)

"Writer-director David Wain proves that he's one of the finest comedy filmmakers working right now."

Posted Sep 4, 2014

David Jenkins

26 58%

Before I Go to Sleep (2014)

"Best we all just pretend like this never happened and move on."

Posted Sep 4, 2014

Adam Woodward

27 100%

Das Cabinet des Dr. Caligari. (The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari) (1920)

"Just as dreams take complex personalities and boil them down to friend or foe, so too The Cabinet of Dr Caligari brims with archetypes: the demented doctor, the handsome hero, the innocent ingénue."

Posted Aug 28, 2014

Sophie Monks Kaufman

28 92%

The Internet's Own Boy: The Story of Aaron Swartz (2014)

"The sad untimely death of precocious internet maven Aaron Schwartz is the focus of this chilling doc."

Posted Aug 28, 2014

D'Arcy Doran

29 60%

The Grand Seduction (2014)

"Brendan Gleeson and Taylor Kitsch doggy-paddle awkwardly through this lacklustre fishing village comedy."

Posted Aug 28, 2014

Sophie Monks Kaufman

30 88%

Obvious Child (2014)

"Actor and stand-up Jenny Slate shines in this romantic comedy which faces up to the realities of abortion."

Posted Aug 28, 2014

Oliver Lyttelton

31 65%

Kvinden i buret (The Keeper of Lost Causes) ()

"This convoluted and unremarkable Scandi thriller at least boasts an endearingly taciturn lead in Nikolaj Lie Kaas."

Posted Aug 28, 2014

David Jenkins

32 91%

Mystery Road (2014)

"This sand-blasted Aussie murder mystery tinkers with genre convention while managing to remain sincere and thrilling."

Posted Aug 28, 2014

Anton Bitel

33 95%

Two Days, One Night ()

"If you only do one thing this year, make sure you catch this shattering masterpiece by the Dardenne brothers."

Posted Aug 21, 2014

David Jenkins

34 71%

God Help the Girl (2014)

"Like an artisan breadcrumb trail, God Helpthe Girl is made of disconnected parts yetones so tangythat it is easy to be tickled right until the end."

Posted Aug 21, 2014

Sophie Monks Kaufman

35 96%

Charulata (1964)

"Truly timeless."

Posted Aug 21, 2014

Philip Concannon

36 89%

Alleluia ()

"The final title-card should come with a slide whistle accompaniment."

Posted Aug 21, 2014

David Jenkins

37 69%

What If (2014)

"A pleasant surprise. Radcliffe shines."

Posted Aug 21, 2014

Matthew Thrift

38 33%

The Art Party! ()

"Sweet and nutty and full of the courage of its artistic convictions."

Posted Aug 21, 2014

Sophie Monks Kaufman

39 66%

Lucy (2014)

"Who remembers the last good Luc Besson movie? Time to reset that particular clock, as he's returned with a stormer."

Posted Aug 21, 2014

David Ehrlich

40 94%

The Dark Knight (2008)

"To talk of Heath Ledger's performance is difficult, merely because, as gigantic as it is, it is only one important feature of an intricately wrought canvas."

Posted Aug 20, 2014

Tiru Thiruvilangam

41 53%

Blood Ties (2014)

"Not quite an unimaginative crime film, not quite something better."

Posted Aug 14, 2014

Sophie Monks Kaufman

42 89%

The Notorious Mr. Bout ()

"Overambitious politically but on the money character-wise."

Posted Aug 14, 2014

Sophie Monks Kaufman

43 58%

Underdogs (2015)

"Longer than an actual football match, and it feels it."

Posted Aug 14, 2014

Adam Woodward

44 76%

The Congress (2014)

"Epitomised by Max Richter's beautiful but humourless score, The Congress is a mess of fascinating ideas that are drawn and quartered by the emotions attached to them."

Posted Aug 14, 2014

David Ehrlich

45 71%

Dinosaur 13 (2014)

"Miller introduces a number of fascinating characters, but the film refuses to dig any deeper than it has to, streamlining this demonstrably far-reaching drama into a banal legal thriller."

Posted Aug 14, 2014

David Ehrlich

46 29%

Hector And The Search For Happiness (2014)

"Here's hoping that Pegg has guzzled max happiness while making the film, because there's not much on offer for those of us watching."

Posted Aug 14, 2014

Sophie Monks Kaufman

47 76%

Welcome To New York ()

"Despite an elemental focus, Ferrara has fashioned a casually complex moral tale."

Posted Aug 7, 2014

Jordan Cronk

48 34%

God's Pocket (2014)

"Like the fortunes of Hoffman's doomed protagonist, goes from bad to worse."

Posted Aug 7, 2014

Adam Woodward

49 95%

To Catch a Thief (2009)

"A fun seaside frolic, but doesn't sit long in the mind."

Posted Aug 7, 2014

David Jenkins

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