Authors

Little White Lies

Rating Title | Year Quote Author
1 33%

Believe ()

"Sweet while it lasts but fleeting in memory."

Posted Jul 24, 2014

Adam Woodward

2 ——

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

3 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.

4 33%

Anna (2014)

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

Posted Jul 24, 2014

David Jenkins

5 80%

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

6 90%

Nordvest (Northwest) ()

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

Posted Jul 24, 2014

Sophie Monks Kaufman

7 100%

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

8 86%

Joe (2014)

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

Posted Jul 24, 2014

Nick Newman

9 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

10 76%

Who Is Dayani Cristal? (2014)

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

Posted Jul 24, 2014

Sophie Monks Kaufman

11 61%

Magic in the Moonlight (2014)

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

Posted Jul 23, 2014

David Ehrlich

12 62%

Hercules (2014)

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

Posted Jul 23, 2014

Adam Lee Davies

13 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

14 95%

Grand Central ()

"Alternately fascinating and frustrating."

Posted Jul 17, 2014

Violet Lucca

15 96%

I Am Divine (2013)

"This is divine."

Posted Jul 17, 2014

Rebecca Ellis

16 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

17 91%

Norte, the End of History (2014)

"Detailed, rich, complex filmmaking."

Posted Jul 17, 2014

Adam Nayman

18 95%

Finding Vivian Maier (2014)

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

Posted Jul 17, 2014

Thirza Wakefield

19 91%

Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes (2014)

"Has its moments, but is no Dunston Checks In."

Posted Jul 17, 2014

Paul Fairclough

20 82%

Begin Again (2014)

"Keira Knightley brings a sweet soul to John Carney's delightful sort-of sequel to his low-fi hit, Once."

Posted Jul 10, 2014

Sophie Monks Kaufman

21 56%

Love Me Till Monday ()

"This meandering British indie romance is trite and winsome, but does offer a decent dose of charm."

Posted Jul 10, 2014

Cormac O'Brien

22 100%

Bastards ()

"This urgent documentary examines the lives of single mothers and the phantom men who ritually abandon them in Morocco."

Posted Jul 10, 2014

Sophie Monks Kaufman

23 75%

Goltzius And The Pelican Company ()

"Peter Greenaway offers subversive interpretations of Bible stories, with painfully arch and alienating results."

Posted Jul 10, 2014

David Jenkins

24 92%

How to Train Your Dragon 2 (2014)

"This swooping and soaring sequel boasts big thrills, innovative set-pieces and a surprisingly radical political outlook."

Posted Jul 10, 2014

Adam Woodward

25 99%

Boyhood (2014)

"Could reveal itself as Linklater's defining cinematic statement."

Posted Jul 9, 2014

Vadim Rizov

26 23%

Tammy (2014)

"Melissa McCarthy shines in this grease-sodden hymn to the state of modern America."

Posted Jul 3, 2014

David Jenkins

27 36%

Goddess ()

"This silly, but strangely adorable battle of the sexes musical boasts Ronan Keating in a starring role."

Posted Jul 3, 2014

Sophie Monks Kaufman

28 99%

A Hard Day's Night (1964)

"The simple joys of mucking about are captured in this madcap concert tour farce with the Beatles."

Posted Jul 3, 2014

David Jenkins

29 70%

The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared ()

"Misty-eyed and faux mischievous nostalgia romp adapted from a literary smash hit."

Posted Jul 3, 2014

Adam Woodward

30 75%

Bicycling with Moliere (2014)

"The great Fabrice Luchini adds a caustic spark to this minor-key, putting-on-a-play comedy."

Posted Jul 3, 2014

Sophie Monks Kaufman

31 67%

El Año y la Viña ()

"This shoddy time-travel romance never locates a tone which nicely fits with the material."

Posted Jul 3, 2014

Cormac O'Brien

32 17%

Transformers: Age of Extinction (2014)

"Horrifically garish but undeniably fascinating ..."

Posted Jul 2, 2014

David Ehrlich

33 8%

Mrs. Brown's Boys D'Movie ()

"One joke repackaged makes up about 80 per cent of Mrs Brown's Boys D'Movie's gags."

Posted Jul 2, 2014

Sophie Monks Kaufman

34 92%

The Return To Homs (2014)

"Captures with great immediacy the gallows that is war and the humour that is human."

Posted Jun 26, 2014

Sophie Monks Kaufman

35 64%

Au bout du conte (Under the Rainbow) ()

"There are some nice individual moments here, but they all appear amid a sea of wacky randomness."

Posted Jun 26, 2014

David Jenkins

36 25%

Secret Sharer ()

"This loose and wrong-headed Joseph Conrad adaptation is a paragon of the bland literary adaptation."

Posted Jun 26, 2014

Kathryn Bromwich

37 78%

Seve ()

"A fitting tribute to a bona fide sporting icon."

Posted Jun 26, 2014

Adam Woodward

38 86%

Cold in July (2014)

"A film which speaks loudly and directly, but doesn't have much to say."

Posted Jun 26, 2014

David Jenkins

39 58%

Keeping Rosy ()

"This chilly urban psychodrama starring Maxine Peake sadly does more wrong that it does right."

Posted Jun 26, 2014

David Jenkins

40 89%

The Golden Dream (La Jaula De Oro) ()

"Guatemalan teens attempt to break into the US a film which offers little new both politically and aesthetically."

Posted Jun 26, 2014

Sophie Monks Kaufman

41 88%

Chef (2014)

"A sassy and mouth-watering concoction, bursting with flavour."

Posted Jun 26, 2014

Chris Blohm

42 91%

Mistaken for Strangers (2014)

"One of the most hilarious, honest films about two brothers you're ever likely to see."

Posted Jun 26, 2014

Adam Woodward

43 54%

Jersey Boys (2014)

"This is an age-old rise-and-fall story that we've all seen a hundred times before, so maybe embalming it in molasses is not the way to go."

Posted Jun 19, 2014

Adam Lee Davies

44 82%

Camille Claudel, 1915 (2013)

"Dumont's commitment to tone and aesthetics is remorseless - this was an injustice, and you will suffer accordingly for 94 minutes. But it's not just suffering for suffering's sake."

Posted Jun 19, 2014

Violet Lucca

45 75%

Chinese Puzzle (2014)

"Entire sub-plots and characters could have been sacrificed and still this good-natured, perma-cranked-up-to-11 rom-com would have been too noisy for some."

Posted Jun 19, 2014

Sophie Monks Kaufman

46 80%

The Fault In Our Stars (2014)

"Try as you might, there's not a single damn thing you can do about The Fault in Our Stars. It's here. It exists. Suck up the saccharine, let it into your heart, and deal with it."

Posted Jun 19, 2014

Chris Blohm

47 100%

Spring in a Small Town (Xiao cheng zhi chun) (2007)

"Mu ... creates extra hits of pure emotion through silky camera movements and the melancholy manner in which he frames his conflicted characters against the unforgiving landscape."

Posted Jun 19, 2014

David Jenkins

48 44%

The Art of the Steal (2014)

"Unsuccessfully marries the slick-suited jargoning of Steven Soderbergh's Ocean's trilogy with the gloves-off double-dealing of Guy Ritchie's early oeuvre."

Posted Jun 19, 2014

Adam Woodward

49 29%

3 Days To Kill (2014)

"Kevin Costner tries his hand at a Neeson-style B-movie and accidentally heralds the death of cinema as we know it."

Posted Jun 19, 2014

David Jenkins

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