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Clothes on Film

Rating Title | Year Quote Author
1 56%

Man of Steel (2013)

"Chaotic and unfocused."

Posted Jun 21, 2013

Chris Laverty

2 95%

Behind the Candelabra (2013)

"A tremendous achievement for all involved."

Posted May 31, 2013

Chris Laverty

3 49%

The Great Gatsby (2013)

"Less is not more, more is more. Luhrmann's Great Gatsby embraces this notion as a reflection of its central character, and in this sense at least it is near-on perfect."

Posted May 23, 2013

Chris Laverty

4 87%

Star Trek Into Darkness (2013)

"Manages to appease lifelong Star Trek fans without alienating newcomers."

Posted May 8, 2013

Chris Laverty

5 78%

Iron Man 3 (2013)

"The perfect superhero movie."

Posted Apr 23, 2013

Chris Laverty

6 59%

Oz the Great and Powerful (2013)

"As patchy as a patchwork quilt, but equally pleasing to look at."

Posted Mar 3, 2013

Chris Laverty

7 90%

Lincoln (2012)

"The biggest compliment we can pay Joanna Johnston's costumes in Lincoln is that you hardly notice them. This is a far subtler film than you might expect."

Posted Jan 31, 2013

Chris Laverty

8 88%

Django Unchained (2012)

"A cruel but humorous tale of robust men and women defined by the myth of the 'Old West'."

Posted Dec 27, 2012

Chris Laverty

9 70%

Les Misérables (2012)

"Earnest enough to verge on parody, but so sumptuous most audiences won't care a jot."

Posted Dec 19, 2012

Chris Laverty

10 92%

Skyfall (2012)

"Skyfall could be the most enjoyable Bond yet. One thing's for certain; Bond has never scrubbed up better. Tom Ford now exists to make Daniel Craig suits."

Posted Oct 15, 2012

Chris Laverty

11 94%

Diana Vreeland: The Eye Has To Travel (2012)

"For Vreeland reality was merely the starting point on a far more delicious journey, the best of which is captured here in this excellent documentary."

Posted Sep 20, 2012

Chris Laverty

12 93%

Looper (2012)

"A mishmash of futuristic conventions and clichés cobbled together as something we have never quite seen before."

Posted Sep 13, 2012

Chris Laverty

13 88%

The Dark Knight Rises (2012)

"Exciting, audacious and thematically rich; Christopher Nolan refuses to play safe."

Posted Jul 20, 2012

Chris Laverty

14 64%

Cosmopolis (2012)

"An immaculate journey into weird."

Posted Jun 28, 2012

Chris Laverty

15 94%

Moonrise Kingdom (2012)

"Wes Anderson's most sartorially significant film yet."

Posted May 28, 2012

Chris Laverty

16 92%

Marvel's The Avengers (2012)

"A witty, well-acted sci-fi adventure."

Posted Apr 19, 2012

Chris Laverty

17 84%

The Hunger Games (2012)

"The film is aided immeasurably by Judianna Makovsky's costume design. Clothes are an intentional method of deciphering The Hunger Games' politics."

Posted Mar 26, 2012

Chris Laverty

18 66%

The Woman in Black (2012)

"Proof that frock coats and lace dresses really are terrifying."

Posted Feb 9, 2012

Chris Laverty

19 77%

War Horse (2011)

"Children and the elderly will love it."

Posted Jan 15, 2012

Chris Laverty

20 94%

Hugo (2011)

"A monument to wonder and excitement for all those still in knee socks or short trousers."

Posted Dec 22, 2011

Chris Laverty

21 93%

Mission: Impossible Ghost Protocol (2011)

"Enjoyably daft fare with enough sci-fi tech and desirable clobber to keep you cooing until the credits."

Posted Dec 15, 2011

Chris Laverty

22 98%

The Artist (2011)

"If there is a more joyous film this year, we haven't seen it."

Posted Nov 24, 2011

Chris Laverty

23 93%

Drive (2011)

"Gosling speaks through movement: his walk is gliding, his profile aquiline, and his dress sense is pimped up. In short, he pretty much is a car."

Posted Oct 22, 2011

Simon Kinnear

24 78%

Melancholia (2011)

"Melancholia is a heartbreakingly beautiful experience, one to selfishly guard and treasure."

Posted Oct 20, 2011

Chris Laverty

25 84%

Jane Eyre (2011)

"A chaste, yet inescapably sexy love story told with depth and passion."

Posted Sep 8, 2011

Chris Laverty

26 83%

Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (2011)

"A classy, very British affair."

Posted Sep 5, 2011

Chris Laverty

27 82%

Rise of the Planet of the Apes (2011)

"The best popcorn of the summer."

Posted Aug 14, 2011

Chris Laverty

28 79%

Captain America: The First Avenger (2011)

"Taps into the idea that deep down we all want to dress up and play hero."

Posted Jul 24, 2011

Chris Laverty

29 74%

Norwegian Wood (2012)

"Beautiful and affecting, even if it does collapse under the weight of its own earnestness at times."

Posted May 26, 2011

Chris Laverty

30 33%

Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides (2011)

"This saturated saga is dead in the water."

Posted May 16, 2011

Chris Laverty

31 60%

Water for Elephants (2011)

"Old fashioned and sentimental, Water for Elephants still has much to offer with its very readable costume design."

Posted May 9, 2011

Chris Laverty

32 86%

Rabbit Hole (2010)

"While it may be uncomfortable to watch, Rabbit Hole is nonetheless essential viewing."

Posted Feb 3, 2011

Chris Laverty

33 94%

The King's Speech (2010)

"A tender contemplation on duty and the crippling weight of expectancy."

Posted Jan 18, 2011

Chris Laverty

34 51%

Tron Legacy (2010)

"There are flourishes of brilliance, particularly in score, costumes and set design. However, this brilliance is often buried beneath messy, disjointed action sequences and a story that fails to make any sense at all."

Posted Dec 5, 2010

Chris Laverty

35 81%

Catfish (2010)

"A deftly clever commentary on the nature of identity and how it defines our role in society."

Posted Nov 18, 2010

Chris Laverty

36 ——

Beyond Biba ()

"One woman's extraordinary influence on popular culture."

Posted Nov 11, 2010

Chris Laverty

37 82%

Dolores Claiborne (1995)

"A patient and mature thriller featuring a protagonist fascinating in her agony."

Posted Sep 5, 2010

Chris Laverty

38 82%

Scott Pilgrim vs. the World (2010)

"Tarantino, without the extraneous dialogue."

Posted Aug 23, 2010

Chris Laverty

39 53%

Knight & Day (2010)

"Once you cotton onto the fact that you're watching 'Carry on Bourne', you might even enjoy it."

Posted Aug 4, 2010

Chris Laverty

40 99%

Toy Story 3 (2010)

"The best film Pixar have ever made."

Posted Jul 22, 2010

Chris Laverty

41 86%

Inception (2010)

"Roll with the journey and trust that it will take you where you want to go."

Posted Jul 12, 2010

Chris Laverty

42 36%

Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time (2010)

"Falls short of The Curse of the Black Pearl in perhaps every way but costume."

Posted May 13, 2010

Chris Laverty

43 63%

Hot Tub Time Machine (2010)

"Eighties nostalgia has never been so disgusting, or funny."

Posted May 10, 2010

Chris Laverty

44 76%

Kick-Ass (2010)

"Hit-Girl owns this film like she would own your ass if you ever stepped to her."

Posted Mar 12, 2010

Chris Laverty

45 83%

Avatar (2009)

"Ambitious but not overreaching, Avatar is a stunning piece of blue heaven."

Posted Feb 9, 2010

Chris Laverty

46 39%

2012 (2009)

"Unbelievably dumb and sentimental movie."

Posted Jan 18, 2010

Chris Laverty

47 87%

Breakfast at Tiffany's (1961)

"An undeniably romantic tale of damaged goods finding love."

Posted Dec 8, 2009

Chris Laverty

48 75%

The Road (2009)

"Hillcoat took it as far as he dared and created a beautiful suffering; a film that somehow manages to be both unwatchable and unmissable at the same time."

Posted Nov 19, 2009

Chris Laverty

49 10%

Saturn 3 (1999)

"Saturn 3 remains a mere gender curio of the era. It's too rotten to be anything else."

Posted Nov 13, 2009

Chris Laverty

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