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Rating Title | Year Quote Author
1 100%

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

2 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

3 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

4 89%

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

5 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

6 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

7 94%

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

8 72%

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

9 96%

Charulata (1964)

"Truly timeless."

Posted Aug 21, 2014

Philip Concannon

10 86%

Alleluia ()

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

Posted Aug 21, 2014

David Jenkins

11 69%

What If (2014)

"A pleasant surprise. Radcliffe shines."

Posted Aug 21, 2014

Matthew Thrift

12 40%

The Art Party! ()

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

Posted Aug 21, 2014

Sophie Monks Kaufman

13 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

14 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

15 53%

Blood Ties (2014)

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

Posted Aug 14, 2014

Sophie Monks Kaufman

16 89%

The Notorious Mr. Bout ()

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

Posted Aug 14, 2014

Sophie Monks Kaufman

17 58%

Underdogs (2015)

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

Posted Aug 14, 2014

Adam Woodward

18 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

19 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

20 23%

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

21 79%

Welcome To New York ()

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

Posted Aug 7, 2014

Jordan Cronk

22 34%

God's Pocket (2014)

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

Posted Aug 7, 2014

Adam Woodward

23 95%

To Catch a Thief (2009)

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

Posted Aug 7, 2014

David Jenkins

24 72%

The German Doctor (2014)

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

Posted Aug 7, 2014

Sophie Monks Kaufman

25 76%

Moebius (2014)

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

Posted Aug 7, 2014

David Jenkins

26 100%

All This Mayhem ()

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

Posted Aug 7, 2014

Sophie Monks Kaufman

27 96%

Lilting (2014)

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

Posted Aug 7, 2014

Sophie Ivan

28 71%

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

29 34%

The Expendables 3 (2014)

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

Posted Aug 7, 2014

David Jenkins

30 92%

Big Star: Nothing Can Hurt Me (2013)

"Rewards true fans while enticing the uninitiated."

Posted Jul 31, 2014

Adam Woodward

31 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

32 39%

Step Up: All In (2014)

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

Posted Jul 31, 2014

Sophie Monks Kaufman

33 20%

Delight ()

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

Posted Jul 31, 2014

Sophie Monks Kaufman

34 63%

Mood Indigo (2014)

"Gondry untamed is a visual genius."

Posted Jul 31, 2014

Katherine McLaughlin

35 33%

Blackwood ()

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

Posted Jul 31, 2014

Cormac O'Brien

36 82%

Hide Your Smiling Faces (2014)

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

Posted Jul 31, 2014

Alex King

37 93%

The Deer Hunter (1978)

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

Posted Jul 31, 2014

David Jenkins

38 33%

Believe ()

"Sweet while it lasts but fleeting in memory."

Posted Jul 24, 2014

Adam Woodward

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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

40 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.

41 32%

Anna (2014)

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

Posted Jul 24, 2014

David Jenkins

42 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

43 90%

Nordvest (Northwest) ()

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

Posted Jul 24, 2014

Sophie Monks Kaufman

44 100%

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

45 86%

Joe (2014)

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

Posted Jul 24, 2014

Nick Newman

46 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

47 77%

Who Is Dayani Cristal? (2014)

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

Posted Jul 24, 2014

Sophie Monks Kaufman

48 48%

Magic in the Moonlight (2014)

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

Posted Jul 23, 2014

David Ehrlich

49 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

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