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Little White Lies

Rating Title | Year Quote Author
1 91%

Deux jours, une nuit (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

2 74%

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

3 95%

Charulata (1964)

"Truly timeless."

Posted Aug 21, 2014

Philip Concannon

4 80%

Alleluia ()

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

Posted Aug 21, 2014

David Jenkins

5 70%

What If (2014)

"A pleasant surprise. Radcliffe shines."

Posted Aug 21, 2014

Matthew Thrift

6 ——

The Art Party! ()

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

Posted Aug 21, 2014

Sophie Monks Kaufman

7 65%

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

8 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

9 52%

Blood Ties (2014)

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

Posted Aug 14, 2014

Sophie Monks Kaufman

10 88%

The Notorious Mr. Bout ()

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

Posted Aug 14, 2014

Sophie Monks Kaufman

11 55%

Underdogs (2015)

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

Posted Aug 14, 2014

Adam Woodward

12 81%

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

13 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

14 25%

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

15 79%

Welcome To New York ()

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

Posted Aug 7, 2014

Jordan Cronk

16 34%

God's Pocket (2014)

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

Posted Aug 7, 2014

Adam Woodward

17 95%

To Catch a Thief (2009)

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

Posted Aug 7, 2014

David Jenkins

18 72%

The German Doctor (2014)

"Taut themes and fascinating facts are occasionally stymied by heavy-handed metaphors."

Posted Aug 7, 2014

Sophie Monks Kaufman

19 76%

Moebius (2014)

"Feels dashed-off, but at least there's a boldness at play."

Posted Aug 7, 2014

David Jenkins

20 100%

All This Mayhem ()

"Martin has bestowed cinematic order on mayhem-fuelled lives."

Posted Aug 7, 2014

Sophie Monks Kaufman

21 96%

Lilting (2014)

"A thoughtful film whose lilting tones occasionally border on the listless."

Posted Aug 7, 2014

Sophie Ivan

22 74%

The Inbetweeners Movie 2 ()

"Like having your brain replaced with a defective version of Urban Dictionary and then being constantly booted in the swingers."

Posted Aug 7, 2014

David Jenkins

23 34%

The Expendables 3 (2014)

"So aggressively old school in every way that it's actually rather charming."

Posted Aug 7, 2014

David Jenkins

24 92%

Big Star: Nothing Can Hurt Me (2013)

"Rewards true fans while enticing the uninitiated."

Posted Jul 31, 2014

Adam Woodward

25 92%

Guardians of the Galaxy (2014)

"Marvel may not see Guardians as its prize asset, but this could be the start of a truly awesome franchise."

Posted Jul 31, 2014

Adam Woodward

26 39%

Step Up: All In (2014)

"There is something soothing in how formulaic this film is."

Posted Jul 31, 2014

Sophie Monks Kaufman

27 20%

Delight ()

"Hammy dialogue mars this earnest rural melodrama of a woman fleeing from war."

Posted Jul 31, 2014

Sophie Monks Kaufman

28 63%

Mood Indigo (2014)

"Gondry untamed is a visual genius."

Posted Jul 31, 2014

Katherine McLaughlin

29 33%

Blackwood ()

"Blackwood never truly taps into any particular vein of overwhelming inchoate human terror."

Posted Jul 31, 2014

Cormac O'Brien

30 82%

Hide Your Smiling Faces (2014)

"Short on answers, but asks lots of questions."

Posted Jul 31, 2014

Alex King

31 93%

The Deer Hunter (1978)

"Heart-on-sleeve stuff that works despite some of its more egregious impulses."

Posted Jul 31, 2014

David Jenkins

32 33%

Believe ()

"Sweet while it lasts but fleeting in memory."

Posted Jul 24, 2014

Adam Woodward

33 ——

La crème de la crème (Smart Ass) ()

"Smart Ass is described on IMDB as a comedy, an idea which is the only funny thing in this intellectually and sexually bankrupt film."

Posted Jul 24, 2014

Sophie Monks Kaufman

34 86%

The Lady from Shanghai (1948)

"Time proves this to be insanely ambitious and batty in the best sense."

Posted Jul 24, 2014

Glenn Heath Jr.

35 32%

Anna (2014)

"Farmiga stands out in an otherwise rote and thrill-neutral tale of a psychic gumshoe."

Posted Jul 24, 2014

David Jenkins

36 81%

The Galapagos Affair: Satan Came To Eden (2014)

"Could do with a brisker edit, but the bizarre, exotic nature of the subject matter is wholly riveting and confidently staged."

Posted Jul 24, 2014

Adam Lee Davies

37 90%

Nordvest (Northwest) ()

"Underwritten social drama but still a solid genre offering."

Posted Jul 24, 2014

Sophie Monks Kaufman

38 100%

Branded to Kill (1967)

"More of an instant hit than a slow-release of pleasure. But well worth it."

Posted Jul 24, 2014

David Jenkins

39 86%

Joe (2014)

"Exudes a quiet determination that American cinema could use more of."

Posted Jul 24, 2014

Nick Newman

40 57%

The Purge: Anarchy (2014)

"The politics are surprisingly complex, in the way that a jigsaw puzzle missing its biggest pieces is hard to solve."

Posted Jul 24, 2014

David Ehrlich

41 77%

Who Is Dayani Cristal? (2014)

"Leaves a legacy of tenacious empathy for dead migrant workers."

Posted Jul 24, 2014

Sophie Monks Kaufman

42 49%

Magic in the Moonlight (2014)

"Unapologetic mediocrity can be so refreshing when it's served by a master."

Posted Jul 23, 2014

David Ehrlich

43 61%

Hercules (2014)

"Brett Ratner's take on Zeus' most ripped offspring is a bumbling, dizzy-headed chore."

Posted Jul 23, 2014

Adam Lee Davies

44 96%

Some Like It Hot (1959)

"Everyone has a canonical classic which they just don't get. This one is mine."

Posted Jul 17, 2014

David Jenkins

45 95%

Grand Central ()

"Alternately fascinating and frustrating."

Posted Jul 17, 2014

Violet Lucca

46 96%

I Am Divine (2013)

"This is divine."

Posted Jul 17, 2014

Rebecca Ellis

47 76%

Supermensch: The Legend of Shep Gordon (2014)

"You'll be looking him up as soon as it ends. The feeling this is all some huge elaborate hoax only adds spice!"

Posted Jul 17, 2014

Adam Lee Davies

48 91%

Norte, the End of History (2014)

"Detailed, rich, complex filmmaking."

Posted Jul 17, 2014

Adam Nayman

49 95%

Finding Vivian Maier (2014)

"Downbeat and inconclusive, but likeable all the same."

Posted Jul 17, 2014

Thirza Wakefield

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