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Rating Title | Year Quote Author
1 52%

The To Do List (2013)

"The great Audrey Plaza is let down by weak material in this mirthless female-centric gross-out comedy."

Posted Oct 3, 2013

David Jenkins

2 80%

Folie à Deux - madness made of two ()

"Misguided and bubble-headed documentary which frames a trifling first world problem as a tragic symptom of the banking crisis."

Posted Oct 3, 2013

David Jenkins

3 67%

How I Live Now (2013)

"The harsh beauty of the English countryside shines through in Kevin Macdonald's harrowing teen survival yarn."

Posted Oct 3, 2013

David Jenkins

4 73%

In the Name Of... (2013)

"Leaves you with a handful of scenes rather than a robust story."

Posted Sep 26, 2013

Sophie Monks Kaufman

5 94%

Nothing But a Man (1963)

"In addition to its marvellous performances and perspicacious treatment of difficult themes, Nothing But a Man is a technical triumph."

Posted Sep 26, 2013

Ashley Clark

6 100%

The Wicker Man - Final Cut (2013)

"A British horror oddity like no other, now fully authorised."

Posted Sep 26, 2013

Anton Bitel

7 ——

Tráiganme la cabeza de la mujer metralleta (Bring Me the Head of the Machine Gun Woman) ()

"This Z-grade exploitation knock-off plays like a cinematic rendering of the Grand Theft Auto games."

Posted Sep 26, 2013

Chris Blohm

8 91%

Blue Jasmine (2013)

"A career-best Cate Blanchett dazzles in Woody Allen's heartbreaking missive."

Posted Sep 26, 2013

David Jenkins

9 21%

Girl Most Likely (2013)

"The presence of Kristen Wiig helps salvage this lazy femme riff on the slacker comedy."

Posted Sep 26, 2013

Sophie Monks Kaufman

10 83%

Mister John ()

"You'd do well to seek out this exceptional and haunting British drama which boasts a career-best turn from Aidan Gillen."

Posted Sep 26, 2013

David Jenkins

11 82%

Prisoners (2013)

"A hulking gothic whodunit which sadly falls to pieces in its final act."

Posted Sep 26, 2013

David Jenkins

12 69%

Greedy Lying Bastards (2013)

"If you like being hectored, preached at and told you're wrong, then this is the film for you."

Posted Sep 26, 2013

Adam Woodward

13 88%

Hannah Arendt (2013)

"A trivial take on a profound thinker."

Posted Sep 26, 2013

Sophie Monks Kaufman

14 9%

Runner Runner (2013)

"An insipid, incoherent thriller which trades solely in slick one liners."

Posted Sep 26, 2013

David Jenkins

15 100%

The Blue Black Hussar ()

"Adam Ant struts his stuff in this entertaining but unspectacular tour doc."

Posted Sep 19, 2013

Sophie Monks Kaufman

16 ——

Viva! Hysteria (2013)

"A slick and soulless trawl through the hits as Def Leppard pitch their stall at a Vegas burger joint."

Posted Sep 19, 2013

Adam Lee Davies

17 50%

InRealLife ()

"The ideas linger long after the credits roll and you check your smartphone."

Posted Sep 19, 2013

D'Arcy Doran

18 50%

Mademoiselle C (2013)

"It's a film which treats its audience like beggars wallowing in the gutter."

Posted Sep 19, 2013

David Jenkins

19 75%

Kelly + Victor ()

"Kieran Evans' British romance is an occasionally shocking, often excellent ode to nihilistic love."

Posted Sep 19, 2013

Chris Blohm

20 44%

Cold Comes The Night (2014)

"The great Bryan Cranston gets his mumbly thesp on in this disappointing, neo-noir thriller."

Posted Sep 19, 2013

Sophie Monks Kaufman

21 85%

Hawking (2013)

"The PR-stamped guide to Stephen Hawking."

Posted Sep 19, 2013

Sophie Monks Kaufman

22 43%

The Call (2013)

"The story and set-up feel conceptually flawed from the get-go. This was never going to end well."

Posted Sep 19, 2013

David Jenkins

23 96%

Metro Manila (2014)

"Good but could have been great."

Posted Sep 19, 2013

Sophie Monks Kaufman

24 13%

R.I.P.D. (2013)

"So generic a cut-and-paste job is the film's every aesthetic cue, it's surprising to even find a director's name surface in the closing credits."

Posted Sep 19, 2013

Matthew Thrift

25 78%

Història de la meva mort (Story of My Death) ()

"An impeccably realised riff on period piece traditions, the film takes as its subject two literary figures (Casanova and Dracula), then reconsiders and retrofits their personas into a deviously vulgar display of lasciviousness and tragic comeuppance."

Posted Sep 15, 2013

Jordan Cronk

26 86%

A Spell To Ward Off The Darkness ()

"Forgoes such linearity in favour of an increasingly visceral triptych narrative that follows a mysterious loner from the margins of a commune to a trip into the wilderness."

Posted Sep 14, 2013

Jordan Cronk

27 97%

The Selfish Giant (2013)

"Here's hoping Barnard returns with something a little more fresh and invigorating next time out."

Posted Sep 14, 2013

Adam Woodward

28 73%

Young & Beautiful (Jeune Et Jolie) (2014)

"Ozon delivers an erotic odyssey with a social conscience, but it's all a little dull and impenetrable."

Posted Sep 14, 2013

David Jenkins

29 64%

Bastards (2013)

"Put simply, Bastards offers confirmation were it needed that Denis remains one of the most exciting and innovative directors working today."

Posted Sep 14, 2013

David Jenkins

30 18%

Die Frau des Polizisten (The Police Officer's Wife) ()

"It's main problem is that Gröning promises surprises which he then fails to deliver."

Posted Sep 14, 2013

David Jenkins

31 91%

Blue Is The Warmest Color (2013)

"It is a lovely movie, albeit one which is so thorough and single-minded in intent, that it doesn't really leave anything much to ponder after the lights have gone up."

Posted Sep 13, 2013

David Jenkins

32 84%

The Unknown Known (2014)

""A failure of imagination," is how Rumsfeld chalks up not foreseeing the many and varied political blunders that littered his career. The same, alas, could be said of Morris' movie."

Posted Sep 13, 2013

David Jenkins

33 81%

Tom à la ferme (Tom at the Farm) ()

"His most mature, complex and strangely romantic film to date."

Posted Sep 13, 2013

David Jenkins

34 92%

Philomena (2013)

"A return to form for Stephen Frears in this amusing and inquisitive road movie."

Posted Sep 13, 2013

David Jenkins

35 86%

Joe (2014)

"The fluency of the storytelling isn't always up to snuff, and Green is prone to inserting in spurious single-serving scenes which feel like they're there to artificially bolster the character motivations."

Posted Sep 13, 2013

David Jenkins

36 97%

Gravity (2013)

"Alfonso Cuarón's disaster movie set in space is one of the year's best."

Posted Sep 13, 2013

David Jenkins

37 92%

In a World... (2013)

"Lake Bell is a wildly exciting and much needed new voice."

Posted Sep 12, 2013

Jessica Lambert

38 89%

Rush (2013)

"For all of his Michael Mann-aping moves here, Howard can't commit to the theme, and lets the ending flounder under a kind of fist- pumping triumphalism that sits uneasily with what came before."

Posted Sep 12, 2013

Oliver Lyttelton

39 50%

White House Down (2013)

"An expensive blockbuster chuckle that doesn't last."

Posted Sep 12, 2013

Glenn Heath Jr.

40 68%

El artista y la modelo (The Artist and the Model) (2013)

"Oscar winning Spaniard Fernando Trueba ponders the relationship between artist and muse, and in glistening black and white."

Posted Sep 12, 2013

Rebecca Ellis

41 38%

Insidious: Chapter 2 (2013)

"Drown it in ectoplasm."

Posted Sep 12, 2013

Chris Blohm

42 79%

42 (2013)

"It's a gloriously sentimental, shamelessly enjoyable slice of apple pie that sugar-coats on a Willy Wonka scale."

Posted Sep 12, 2013

Chris Blohm

43 73%

Borrowed Time ()

"Bishop's debut feature wants to warm the heart and tickle the funny bone, both entirely admirable aims, but doesn't quite cut it as a work of cinema."

Posted Sep 12, 2013

Martyn Conterio

44 100%

The Big Risk (Classe tous risques) (1960)

"A splendid showcase for the great Lino Ventura."

Posted Sep 12, 2013

David Jenkins

45 0%

Sir Billi ()

"While the sense of bafflement and confusion the film provokes is surprisingly enjoyable, it surely shouldn't be inflicted on young'uns ..."

Posted Sep 12, 2013

Alex King

46 89%

The Wind Rises (2014)

"A melodrama so earnest, rousing and robustly built that you'd swear it could have come out of Hollywood in the 1940s. "

Posted Sep 8, 2013

David Jenkins

47 83%

Night Moves (2014)

"With Night Moves, American director Kelly Reichardt makes it five for five."

Posted Sep 8, 2013

David Jenkins

48 86%

Under the Skin (2014)

"It's hard to instantly come down on either side of the fence for this film. It's so defiantly clinical and furtive that, even though it's clearly a work of great substance and mystery, it lacks a basic sense of tenderness."

Posted Sep 8, 2013

David Jenkins

49 54%

The Zero Theorem (2014)

"He has created a kind of visual, aural and intellectual trove of Gilliamiana."

Posted Sep 8, 2013

David Jenkins

50 89%

Locke (2014)

"It's something of a miracle that Knight manages to protract the material to feature length, though that's more down to Hardy's powerhouse presence as opposed to repetitious lattice of lens-flared motorway lights..."

Posted Sep 8, 2013

David Jenkins

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