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Rating Title | Year Quote Author
1 91%

Amarcord (2009)

"Fellini's ability to compose a frame that oozes baroque drama and vitality is almost unparalleled and Amarcord more or less succeeded for me in evoking a time period through the eyes of a young boy..."

Posted Sep 8, 2013

Glenn Dunks

2 46%

Happy Feet Two (2011)

"It shares more in common with the brash lunacy of Rango than the safe, flat work of Arthur Christmas despite the similarly chilly locals of the latter."

Posted Sep 8, 2013

Glenn Dunks

3 91%

Arthur Christmas (2011)

"Bah humbug!"

Posted Sep 8, 2013

Glenn Dunks

4 89%

The Descendants (2011)

"The Descendants is an exercise in why women are such horrible, despicable shrews. When this film isn't demonising its female characters for daring to be unhappy in their marriage, it's condescending them for showing too much emotion..."

Posted Sep 8, 2013

Glenn Dunks

5 86%

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2011)

"Whilst Fincher doesn't exactly blow the original out of the water, he does add enough to make the project feel less like an unnecessary retread than it otherwise may have."

Posted Sep 8, 2013

Glenn Dunks

6 77%

War Horse (2011)

"They will keep trying and trying until only the blackest of hearts are left un-moved. I guess I should hand in my organ donation card because I clearly don't have a heart judging from the dismissive reaction I had to this patently artificial film."

Posted Sep 8, 2013

Glenn Dunks

7 55%

Albert Nobbs (2012)

"An unadventurous film that has only the smallest of fires in its belly."

Posted Sep 8, 2013

Glenn Dunks

8 88%

Tootsie (1982)

"A comedy of surprisingly refined class for 1982..."

Posted Sep 8, 2013

Glenn Dunks

9 95%

Weekend (2011)

"However, to simply call it 'a gay movie' would commit it a great disservice as the fragmented kaleidoscope of fleeting romantic pains and pleasures should resonate with gay and straight audiences in equal measure."

Posted Sep 8, 2013

Glenn Dunks

10 98%

The Artist (2011)

"Dujardin and Bejo have previously starred together in OSS 117: Cairo, A Nest of Spies, with the chemistry clearly already there, Hazanavicius was wise to cast them again."

Posted Sep 8, 2013

Glenn Dunks

11 61%

Twin Peaks - Fire Walk with Me (1992)

"[S]eeing the famous "Welcome to Twin Peaks" sign in blissful Blu-ray quality as Angelo Badalamenti's iconic score plays made me fall in love all over again. It's a treat no matter how many times I've seen it (on VHS, DVD, big screen and now blu-ray!)"

Posted Sep 8, 2013

Glenn Dunks

12 60%

Lost Highway (1997)

"Released in 1997, the film is, like Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me, a unique take on the horror genre. "

Posted Sep 8, 2013

Glenn Dunks

13 26%

This Means War (2012)

"This Means War finds all new ways to insult 50% of the world's population. Women, hey? Who needs 'em? Not men, that's who! Until they do, I guess"

Posted Sep 8, 2013

Glenn Dunks

14 89%

Buck (2011)

"Picturesque scenery of Montana needs no smoke and mirrors to look as stunning as it does here, though they're juxtaposed occasionally with the tough plight that landowners in this area of the country face..."

Posted Sep 8, 2013

Glenn Dunks

15 46%

Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close (2012)

"This movie is exquisitely made, as Daldry provides a typically classy craft effort."

Posted Sep 8, 2013

Glenn Dunks

16 71%

Carnage (2011)

"Statically filmed by Polanski the film version lacks punch and zest."

Posted Sep 8, 2013

Glenn Dunks

17 93%

Coriolanus (2011)

"Why Fiennes chose to use Shakespearean text is confusing, especially when he must have known that Coriolanus isn't the most recognisable of Shakespeare's plays."

Posted Sep 8, 2013

Glenn Dunks

18 51%

John Carter (2012)

"Even if Edgar Rice Burroughs' 11-volume series is adapted by its three screenwriters into a nonsensical mess, then it should at least be a visual feast, right? Hardly."

Posted Sep 8, 2013

Glenn Dunks

19 93%

50/50 (2011)

" It's a film about cancer, but it never succumbs to the morose trappings of its cinematic cousins ... it's done with such a subtle grace that it's easy to forget your heart is being tugged at by filmmakers."

Posted Sep 8, 2013

Glenn Dunks

20 89%

Lady and the Tramp (1955)

"This tale (oh hah hah!) of two canines in love has withstood the test of time to remain a family classic."

Posted Sep 8, 2013

Glenn Dunks

21 40%

Beat Street (1984)

"Like the best films of its kind, Beat Street isn't simply a glorified music video, but rather a celebration of the bond between artists and an examination of a culture that goes unappreciated and misrepresented."

Posted Sep 8, 2013

Glenn Dunks

22 66%

Labyrinth (1986)

"If, like most of its fans who caught up with the film through VHS and afternoon television airings on the ABC, then seeing it on the big screen will surely rank as one of the most eye-opening, fantastical experiences of the year."

Posted Sep 8, 2013

Glenn Dunks

23 51%

Perfect Sense (2012)

"This film from David Mackenzie is such a curiously inert experience that never satisfies as a romance, a sci-fi drama or as a social parable."

Posted Sep 8, 2013

Glenn Dunks

24 89%

Footnote (2012)

"Who knew scholarly politics would be so boring?"

Posted Sep 8, 2013

Glenn Dunks

25 62%

Make Out With Violence (2011)

"[W]hile the film tackles the subject of personal morality and ethics, it works more as a vehicle for twinkling nostalgia memories of youth."

Posted Sep 8, 2013

Glenn Dunks

26 92%

Marvel's The Avengers (2012)

"The Avengers does have is a solid gold structure that doesn't buckle under the weight of its gargantuan expectations and overflowing cast."

Posted Sep 8, 2013

Glenn Dunks

27 63%

Café de Flore (2012)

"Café de Flore very much floored me and its enigmatic charm continued to weasel its way into my mind long after it was over."

Posted Sep 8, 2013

Glenn Dunks

28 13%

W.E. (2012)

"Having gone to painstaking lengths to ensure this film assigns [Madonna] oh-so-serious directorial cred that she has sadly forsaken the very energy that makes her a megastar to this very day."

Posted Sep 8, 2013

Glenn Dunks

29 28%

Bel Ami (2012)

"Unfortunately the rather ludicrous camp characteristics of the story, such as Uma Thurman rolling around on Egyptian cotton sheets shouting "Look at the grain exports to Algiers!" are never fully recognised..."

Posted Sep 8, 2013

Glenn Dunks

30 94%

Woody Allen: A Documentary (2012)

"The story of Woody Allen, however, is ripe for a 'ripped from the headlines!' movie, which is why it's so nice to see rather a respectful, unsensationalised documentary on him. "

Posted Sep 8, 2013

Glenn Dunks

31 ——

Life In Stills ()

"A sweetly charming mini-documentary."

Posted Sep 8, 2013

Glenn Dunks

32 86%

Yossi (2013)

"Filled with many of the awkward life moments that many gay men will recognise, as well as a freshly lensed look at the new Israel, Yossi is a strong and touching take on grief."

Posted Sep 8, 2013

Glenn Dunks

33 85%

End of Watch (2012)

"End of Watch plays a lot like Colors for the YouTube generation. "

Posted Sep 8, 2013

Glenn Dunks

34 14%

Dorfman in Love (2013)

"It would all be rather unbearable without the effervescent personality of Rue, who is as gifted with selling wacky slapstick as she is the romantic drama."

Posted Sep 8, 2013

Glenn Dunks

35 70%

Les Misérables (2012)

"[Director Tom Hooper's] old fashioned take is frequently exhilarating and adamant in its unwavering desire to not be dolled up and be given a hip makeover."

Posted Sep 8, 2013

Glenn Dunks

36 25%

Fun Size (2012)

"A modern day revamp (of sorts) of the 1980s teen classic Adventures in Babysitting meets The Hangover for tweens, the feature debut of television writer/producer Josh Schwartz is a mess of a movie."

Posted Sep 8, 2013

Glenn Dunks

37 87%

ParaNorman (2012)

"[C]inema is nothing if not a fluid creature that has the power to affect us based on any number of variables. The climactic action sequence of ParaNorman is too busy from a visual standpoint, but its message shines loud and clear."

Posted Sep 8, 2013

Glenn Dunks

38 93%

Zero Dark Thirty (2013)

"The film, much like it's heroine played by Jessica Chastain (The Help), is steely-resolved with eyes only for the task at hand."

Posted Sep 8, 2013

Glenn Dunks

39 93%

Sleep Tight (2012)

"An instant must see for fans of the horror and thriller genres."

Posted Sep 8, 2013

Glenn Dunks

40 80%

Chinese Take-Away (Un Cuento Chino) ()

"Little more than yet another foreign title that could be described as 'nice' or 'pleasant' that has been shipped over to indulge local audiences who don't want to have to think much when getting their annual foreign language fix."

Posted Sep 8, 2013

Glenn Dunks

41 93%

Secret Sunshine (2010)

"It quickly dawns as to why Jeon won so many awards for this performance..."

Posted Sep 8, 2013

Glenn Dunks

42 75%

Le Chef (The Chef) (Comme un chef) ()

"[T]his soufflé is flavourless and deflates in an instant. Even its bland, innocuous title seems disinterested and we haven't even gotten to the actors, the editing, the writing, the... well, you get the picture."

Posted Sep 8, 2013

Glenn Dunks

43 41%

Rock of Ages (2012)

"Oscar-worthy costume design by Rita Ryack ... enliven the proceedings that are constantly mired by Tom Cruise's unattractive vanity mugging, off-putting gay jokes and questionable taste in choreography."

Posted Sep 8, 2013

Glenn Dunks

44 77%

Take This Waltz (2012)

"[A] sunny dramedy that lulls its viewers with pseudo quirks, but which actually hides an altogether terrifying dead heart that clubs viewers over the head with its nauseating examination of an insufferable, unhappy woman."

Posted Sep 8, 2013

Glenn Dunks

45 90%

Beats Rhymes & Life: The Travels of a Tribe Called Quest (2011)

"[I]t might have been nice if the documentary had worked a bit harder to find a real internal narrative."

Posted Sep 8, 2013

Glenn Dunks

46 89%

Dragonslayer (2011)

"This fabulous skating documentary has echoes of Gus Van Sant with its hazy, daydreamy look at the lives of skateboarding youths."

Posted Sep 8, 2013

Glenn Dunks

47 88%

The Dark Knight Rises (2012)

"I was surprised at just how much of a great, thrilling time I had. It's a film that genuinely earns its stripes as a grand, epic work of cinema."

Posted Sep 8, 2013

Glenn Dunks

48 80%

Magic Mike (2012)

"Once you get past the thongs, the uniforms, and the sleek choreographed stripping dance routines -- admittedly, the main attraction of Magic Mike for most audiences -- it's just another day at the office for Steven Soderbergh"

Posted Sep 8, 2013

Glenn Dunks

49 ——

Avalon ()

"[A] mercifully brief excursion into the (low) lives of the Swedish Hamptons set."

Posted Sep 8, 2013

Glenn Dunks

50 89%

Koyaanisqatsi - Life Out of Balance (1983)

"What sounds like a rather simplistic [film], a potential chore to sit through, actually proves to be an invigorating alternate take at the methods of cinema. "

Posted Sep 8, 2013

Glenn Dunks

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