"Intelligent and entertaining, Runoff moves its audience from what was perhaps a vague, wistful notion of the rural existence of family farming to witness the harsh realities of a tragically disappearing American way of life "
"Leadened by a dull script and lacklustre visuals, Tomorrowland cannot match its well-meaning message about the power of hope and saving the future right now with its primary mission to be an entertaining movie. "
Mad Max: Fury Road (2015)
Dark Star: HR Giger's World (2015)
"Dark Star gives us the world of H.R. Giger at its most intimate, yet fails to make use of the access to ask any questions or gain any insight to the late, groundbreaking artist. Giger is an enigma that this film seems determined to remain an enigma "
Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015)
"Better than the average sequel, yet less sharp, fresh and energetic than I'd hoped, there's still plenty to enjoy about Avengers: Age of Ultron that makes it well worth the tons of dosh it's sure to pull in. "
"Unsurprisingly, Twenty is a box office hit in its native South Korea, but thanks to its sweet, slightly naughty silliness and the powerful allure of its cast, fans everywhere can enjoy this charming and hilarious coming-of-age tale "
"Modern fairy tale, vision of sci-fi dystopia or dark comedy; like the identity crisis of the film's robot, Chappie suffers from not knowing what it wants to be and a script full of dialog for simpletons and nonsensical moments galore doesn't help "
"The filmmakers can't be faulted for a sequel, but they can be blamed for saddling their stunning cast with this half-baked, 80's sitcom-level, shell of a script. No one will be visiting The Third Best Exotic Marigold Hotel without some real renovations. "
Fifty Shades of Grey (2015)
"Panders to Twilight's housewives and teens demo using that story's template, but with sex! Kinky sex! The sex is incredibly boring and the alleged "romance" between a naïve college student and her stalkerish zillionaire suitor is deeply troubling "
"Whatever room meant for discussion and insight in this film falls in favour of a puffier piece that feels more like promotion for the group's tour than an effort to make anyone truly understand their struggle. I did not want it that way. "
Ode to my Father (2014)
"Heartwarming, brilliantly acted and unexpectedly funny, Ode to My Father is an epic odyssey through Korean history that feels so personal, it is impossible not to be engrossed in the emotion of the story. "
Guardians of the Galaxy (2014)
"Rip-roaring, irreverent and so much fun, Guardians of the Galaxy succeeds in not only introducing and connecting these relatively unknown characters into the Marvel pantheon, but in making it one of the most enjoyable and unforgettable of the bunch "
"One of Tom Cruise's best in years, Edge of Tomorrow steers clear of its source material's heaviness and just tries to entertain, which is does in spades, packing in the action and Director Liman's gallows wit approach to a Groundhog Day premise. "
"Aside from being admirable as a rare girl-friendly film in a summer of boydom, if you're coming to see Maleficent it's to watch Angelina Jolie devour of the scenery in the role she was born for. The camp factor alone is worth the price of admission "
X-Men: Days of Future Past (2014)
"Dull and wanting with a misdirected focus on cliché human drama instead of kaiju stomping. Those unfamiliar with Godzilla might enjoy, but it's not what it should have been. After 60 years in showbiz, doesn't the King of the Monsters deserve more? "
"Miles beyond the great 2011 chapter. Ups the ante in storyline, character development and action, while giving a thrilling setup for future installments. It's the best of the Marvel/Avengers pantheon since The Avengers movie. "
Journey To The West (2014)
"The cast is extremely funny and the movie will entertain viewers new to his work, but happy as I am to see anything from the multi-talented Stephen Chow, for this longtime fan, the movie feels a bit empty without his comedic onscreen presence. "
"Non-Stop is no more than one would expect from a B-movie actioner; some thrills and a small bit of action. Despite its deficiencies and lack of inspiration and thanks to the steady and winning presence of Liam Neeson, it's also no less. "
"It's been a while since I've wanted to throw a shoe at a movie screen, and it's been never since I've wanted to hug Paul Verhoeven. Damn you, terrible RoboCop remake for making me wish for both occurrences. "
That Awkward Moment (2014)
"Crude, stupid, shallow and infantile; towards the end of That Awkward Moment, a taxi hits one of the characters, obviously for "comic" effect. I gave that cab a standing ovation and was bereft to discover it didn't finish the job. "
"Lighter on action and futuristic visuals, Catching Fire is superior to the first film by virtue of notable performances and more compelling storyline. If the quality of the filmmaking continues into Mockingjay, I'll be thrilled to see how it ends. "
The Wolf of Wall Street (2013)
"Nearly three hours of repeated debauchery and nasty deeds fails to bring Goodfellas-style bite and tension to a situation where the worst that can happen to the film's unlikable characters is the possibility of serving time in a cushy jail. "
American Hustle (2013)
"An incongruous jumble, American Hustle's supporting cast and Lawrence's stellar turn lingers in the eye, not the movie as a whole. For a film that perhaps attempted to break a mold, it suffers from simply not knowing what it wanted to be. "
"Enjoyable, if slightly tepid teenage spy actioner and a must-see for fans of KPop star T.O.P of Big Bang, Commitment's mix of gunplay and hand-to-hand combat is harder and bloodier than one might reckon for the film's expected demographic "
"Dreary, flat, oversimplified, uninspired. Surely the failure of Oldboy will prove many right who decried this remake years ago. I wonder what a more nuanced, imaginative director might've done with a script that wasn't dumbed down for the masses? "
The Fifth Estate (2013)
"Flat, boring, the antithesis of a thriller, the fascinating story of WikiLeaks is a letdown. Even Benedict Cumberbatch's show-stopping octopus dance - which will surely be the rage at all the hottest clubs - can't breathe life into The Fifth Estate "
12 Years a Slave (2013)
"Some might dread its violence, but in its truth in showing us the American slavery experience, 12 Years a Slave is glorious in its brutality. It's required viewing for all Americans and a vital universal lesson about man's inhumanity to man. "
The World's End (2013)
"Retaining the hilarious chaos and offhand hipness expected of Mssrs. Wright, Pegg and Frost, The World's End doesn't quite spark with Shaun of the Dead's audacious freshness, but is great fun and a definite improvement over the fizz-free Hot Fuzz. "
Muscle Shoals (2013)
"Featuring interviews with R&B and rock royalty while exploring the uniquely American sound that crossed racial boundaries, Muscle Shoals is oddly paced and tone-deaf to its own message at times, but still important viewing. "
"Fascinating viewing for fans, non-fans and the genre's increasing number of new fans, 9 Muses of Star Empire is a bitter pill to swallow in the face of the bubblegum joy usually associated with the danceable, disposable perfection of K-Pop. "
Pacific Rim (2013)
"Del Toro's love letter to otaku everywhere is kept from perfection by doltish dialog and overly dark battle scenes, but Pacific Rim is an incredibly enjoyable blast of summer fun worth seeing on the largest screen possible. "
World War Z (2013)
Man of Steel (2013)
"An unceasing torrent of CGI explosions, destruction and superhuman Kryptonian combat, Man of Steel is more bang for your summer movie buck, but would there was magic and spark to go along with all that muscle. "
20 Feet From Stardom (2013)
After Earth (2013)
"For anyone who ever wanted to see a Will Smith summer blockbuster where Smith does nearly all his acting sitting down while his miscast, out-of-his-depth offspring does all the work, After Earth is the movie for you. "
Star Trek Into Darkness (2013)
"Maintaining its reverence for the source material while employing an exuberant and clever script with one heck of a plot twist, Star Trek: Into Darkness is great fun and a more than worthy successor to the excellent first film. "
The Great Gatsby (2013)
"Baz Luhrmann's vision of the Roaring Twenties dazzles as a purely sensory piece of sight and sound. The hollow narrative doesn't stop The Great Gatsby from entertaining as a gorgeous, glittering work of visual art. "
Iron Man 3 (2013)
"While not a complete failure as visceral eye-candy, Iron Man 3 substitutes schmaltz for inspiration and novelty. It's disappointing that what appears to be the franchise's last chapter goes out not with a bang, but with a shrug. "
The Company You Keep (2013)
"Redford's idealism is at the forefront of The Company You Keep, but it's the portrayal of decades-old friendships and trust by an ensemble of some of cinema's finest actors that really makes it worth watching. "
New World (2013)
"Tense, dark, violent and brilliantly acted, if New World is any indication of what's in store for the future of the Asian cop drama; harder, sharper, yet finessed and even elegant, then carry on Korea. "
Olympus Has Fallen (2013)
"Even a mindless popcorn movie needs to bear some plausibility and this one pulls too hard on my belief suspenders. All the explosions and bombastic violence in the world cannot hide a dumb flick and there we have Olympus Has Fallen. "
"Powered by subject Arnel Pineda's charm and humour as well as that excellent classic rock soundtrack, Don't Stop Believin': Everyman's Journey is an inspiring and entertaining fairy tale you really can believe in. "
A Werewolf Boy (2012)
"Drenched in fairy tale romance and beautifully acted with one of the screen's most charismatic teen couples, I'll take A Werewolf Boy's sweet, quiet charms over the overwrought, turgid Twilight films and their CGI puppies any day. "
""What good is sitting alone in your room?" Well, plenty, if you're sitting there with the Cabaret 40th Anniversary Blu-ray. A beautiful transfer packed with extras, it's a divinely decadent essential for any film lover's library "
A Good Day To Die Hard (2013)
"A dumb, noisy generic actioner that someone copied and pasted John McClane into to make a buck. Fans of the Die Hard franchise have every right to be insulted as should any movie lover with half a brain. "
Tai Chi Zero (2012)
The Last Stand (2013)