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Little White Lies

Rating Title | Year Quote Author
1 100%

Les Invisibles ()

"Passionate people speaking openly about their lives and loves, it's stirring stuff."

Posted Jul 11, 2013

David Jenkins

2 96%

The Deep (2013)

"Shows pervading and wise humility in the face of nature."

Posted Jul 11, 2013

Sophie Monks Kaufman

3 46%

Cleopatra (1963)

"Melodramatic, and camp as Christmas, but nothing like the disaster its reputation suggests."

Posted Jul 11, 2013

Matthew Thrift

4 81%

The Moo Man ()

"A lovely little film which amounts to much more than its director perhaps intended it to."

Posted Jul 11, 2013

David Jenkins

5 94%

Blancanieves (2013)

"Blancanieves is a makeweight project, but its modest pleasures linger in the mind."

Posted Jul 11, 2013

Andrew Schenker

6 93%

We Steal Secrets: The Story Of Wikileaks (2013)

"This is saying something important. Check your Facebook settings."

Posted Jul 11, 2013

D'Arcy Doran

7 78%

Monsters University (2013)

"It's not that Monsters University lacks any of the heart or wit of Pixar's finest achievements - the attention to detail and sight gags are as impressive as ever - but narratively speaking this is derivative in the extreme."

Posted Jul 11, 2013

Adam Woodward

8 72%

Pacific Rim (2013)

"Guillermo del Toro's epic homage to classic-era monster movies is a triumph of consumate design and old school romanticism."

Posted Jul 9, 2013

David Jenkins

9 87%

A Field in England (2014)

"Like being punched in the face by your best friend for no reason."

Posted Jul 4, 2013

David Jenkins

10 71%

Paradise: Faith (2013)

"Excited to find out what note Seidl ends his trilogy on."

Posted Jul 4, 2013

Adam Woodward

11 27%

Bula Quo! ()

"Awful, but never memorably awful."

Posted Jul 4, 2013

David Jenkins

12 74%

The Wall (2013)

"A lover and a fighter. This will remind you to hold everything dear."

Posted Jul 4, 2013

Adam Lee Davies

13 95%

The Enigma of Kaspar Hauser (Jeder für sich und Gott gegen alle)(Every Man for Himself and God Against All) (1974)

"A great among greats. Bruno S's performance is surely one of the best ever?"

Posted Jul 4, 2013

David Jenkins

14 82%

Pussy Riot- - A Punk Prayer (2013)

"A missed opportunity to use an isolated event to explore wider issues."

Posted Jul 4, 2013

David Jenkins

15 60%

The Bling Ring (2013)

"A film about teenagers, crime, celebrity, LA, the internet and the cinema. These still waters run very deep indeed."

Posted Jul 4, 2013

David Jenkins

16 ——

Tropicália ()

"It'll walk you to the music store the morning after."

Posted Jul 4, 2013

Thirza Wakefield

17 75%

Out in the Dark (2013)

"Borders on the boring."

Posted Jul 4, 2013

David Jenkins

18 38%

Paris Manhattan (2013)

"So light it needs tethering to the floor with sandbags."

Posted Jul 4, 2013

David Jenkins

19 50%

Now You See Me (2013)

"A film which proves the theory that if magicians were also bankrobbers, they'd still be pretty stupid."

Posted Jul 3, 2013

Chris Blohm

20 34%

The Internship (2013)

"This will date rather badly, and possibly very quickly."

Posted Jul 3, 2013

Adam Lee Davies

21 95%

Stories We Tell (2013)

"A bittersweet and compelling autobiographical family portrait."

Posted Jun 28, 2013

Adam Woodward

22 95%

The Act Of Killing (2013)

"This ideological push and pull at the film's core supplies it with a sense of high drama. How far can Oppenheimer indulge the whims of his subject to further calcify his demonic inner-nature? "

Posted Jun 28, 2013

David Jenkins

23 83%

This Is the End (2013)

"A cheerfully crass, enjoyably puerile entertainment that doesn't scrape the bottom of the barrel as much as it blows the barrel to pieces with a sawn-off shotgun."

Posted Jun 28, 2013

Chris Blohm

24 70%

I Want Your Love ()

"It's a sweet, slight movie that, while hardly a paragon of dramatic originality, executes a simple idea very effectively."

Posted Jun 28, 2013

David Jenkins

25 74%

The East (2013)

"A zeitgeist-grabbing indie spy thriller exploring the rise of techno-savvy anti-authoritarian movements lurking in the darkest recesses of the internet."

Posted Jun 28, 2013

Martyn Conterio

26 74%

Despicable Me 2 (2013)

"You can wish for a tighter plot, yet aside from the entirely useless 3D, there's little reason to be angry with Despicable Me 2."

Posted Jun 28, 2013

Lewis Bazley

27 100%

Lal gece (Night of Silence) ()

"By anybody's standards, this is tough and exposing territory, which makes it all the more impressive that Celik's human-inventions remain as luminously secretive as folklore."

Posted Jun 28, 2013

Thirza Wakefield

28 69%

Renoir (2013)

"The story falters when it runs through its very traditional, even hackneyed arcs ..."

Posted Jun 28, 2013

David Jenkins

29 89%

The Battle Of The Sexes ()

"A lot of the material is reused, and the timeline of events overlaps with itself on a number of occasions, which smacks of a dearth of material for a film which barely runs to 80 minutes."

Posted Jun 28, 2013

David Jenkins

30 49%

Redemption (2013)

"This is the film that introduces us to the Stath's sensitive side. If that hasn't put you off, it should."

Posted Jun 28, 2013

Adam Woodward

31 98%

Before Midnight (2013)

"Predictably, it's just as great as the first two."

Posted Jun 20, 2013

David Jenkins

32 82%

Like Someone in Love (2013)

"A major statement from one of the world's greatest living filmmakers."

Posted Jun 20, 2013

Andrew Schenker

33 21%

The Seasoning House (2013)

"If only the dialogue and camera work were as good as the make-up effects."

Posted Jun 20, 2013

Matthew Thrift

34 100%

Fire In The Night ()

"Covers its chosen subject with aplomb. Very robust."

Posted Jun 20, 2013

David Jenkins

35 92%

I Am Breathing (2013)

"Manages to be concurrently moving and unsentimental - a very tough balance."

Posted Jun 20, 2013

David Jenkins

36 94%

Shun LI And The Poet (2013)

"A discreetly epic observation of solitude and circumstance."

Posted Jun 20, 2013

Rebecca Ellis

37 56%

Snitch (2013)

"Spurious isn't the word. Po-faced anti-drug film based on the silliest legal loophole ever."

Posted Jun 20, 2013

David Jenkins

38 48%

Black Rock (2013)

"A formulaic dirge, further let down by a lack of the shocks, scares and interesting characterisations."

Posted Jun 20, 2013

Gregory Maule

39 68%

World War Z (2013)

"Epic scope, intimate action and enough in there to see it as a disaster movie for our times."

Posted Jun 19, 2013

David Jenkins

40 73%

Paradise: Love (2013)

"Roll on Paradise: Faith and Paradise: Hope!"

Posted Jun 13, 2013

David Jenkins

41 35%

Summer in February (2014)

"The wind swept Cornish coast sings of dramatic romance."

Posted Jun 13, 2013

Kingsley Marshall

42 59%

Stuck in Love (2013)

"Boone does little to convince that these characters are genuinely sensitive, intellectually superior, or more importantly, that their talents play any real part in alleviating/causing their worldly stresses."

Posted Jun 13, 2013

David Jenkins

43 84%

Much Ado About Nothing (2013)

"If movies be the food of love, play on."

Posted Jun 13, 2013

Joseph Walsh

44 38%

Admission (2013)

"This is comedy with zero pulse."

Posted Jun 13, 2013

David Jenkins

45 56%

Man of Steel (2013)

"Man Of Steel just keeps bouncing from big scene to big scene. What's missing is the strong connective tissue inbetween them - the film doesn't earn its big moments and this highlight-reel cinema leaves little room for character development."

Posted Jun 11, 2013

Jonathan Crocker

46 16%

The Last Exorcism Part II (2013)

"An inventive Satanic shocker, which is much more than we expected."

Posted Jun 6, 2013

Martyn Conterio

47 98%

Aguirre, der Zorn Gottes (Aguirre, the Wrath of God) (1972)

"A journey down river to the mouth of Hell, but also so much more."

Posted Jun 6, 2013

David Jenkins

48 66%

The Iceman (2013)

"Suspect barnets aside, there's not a lot to take away from this by-the-numbers genre piece."

Posted Jun 6, 2013

Adam Woodward

49 88%

Come as You Are ()

"Lightly amusing, but in the end, overly sentimental and too often shies away from the realities of the subject."

Posted Jun 6, 2013

David Jenkins

50 52%

Thérèse (2013)

"Rich themes, beautifully illustrated. But fails to wow."

Posted Jun 6, 2013

Basia Cummings

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