The Young Victoria (2009)
"It swirls with passion and intrigue, with Blunt's sovereign feisty in state matters and charmingly flirtatious with Prince Albert."
The Class (2008)
"Don't let the aura of subtitles and arthouse put you off - this is probably the finest schoolroom drama ever made."
New In Town (2009)
"must have paid Zellweger a lot of money. Romcom fans should save theirs for repeat outings to He's Just Not That Into You."
The International (2009)
"The film-makers are predictably making much of the allegedly prophetic nature of their bankers-as-villains storyline. Nice try. At its heart, The International is just another tale of a flawed idealist tangling with faceless corporate evil."
Cadillac Records (2008)
"The story of Chess Records (Muddy Waters, Chuck Berry etc) is a tad episodic, but the cast, including Beyonce, is strong."EDIT
Anvil! The Story of Anvil (2009)
"This documentary about a Canadian heavy metal trying to regain their fame in their 50s is hilarious and heartbreaking."EDIT
Gran Torino (2009)
"Relentlessly gripping, wryly funny yet profoundly moving - another movie masterclass from Clint."
Confessions of a Shopaholic (2009)
"Shopaholic is a pleasingly addictive treat. Happily, it's one that won't max out your credit card."
"British director McGuigan clearly hoped to make more than a dopey, effects-laden actioner. Unfortunately, he's made an uneven and pretentious one instead."
Hotel for Dogs (2009)
"Cute, silly family fare from Nickelodeon."
"It's ultimately a generic music biopic."
Pink Panther 2 (2009)
"The animated title sequence is fun. Besides one set-piece involving a burning restaurant, the rest of the movie isn't."
Vicky Cristina Barcelona (2008)
"This time, the words really should be believed: a massive return to form for Woody Allen. No lie. At this rate, we might even forgive him for Cassandra's Dream."