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Rating Title | Year Quote Author
1 96%

The Lego Movie (2014)

"Delightful, inspired, affecting, utterly hilarious stuff, and certainly the first feature starring Batman to earn a couple of those compliments."

Posted Apr 9, 2014

Simon Miraudo

2 89%

Frozen (2013)

"With a billion dollars in the bank, two Oscars on the shelf, and the ire of ridiculous, right-wing pundits who think it's turning the children of the world gay, Frozen has pretty much pulled off the trifecta of cinematic accomplishments. "

Posted Apr 8, 2014

Simon Miraudo

3 44%

The Other Woman (2014)

"It's hard to know what came first: Upton or the bad role."

Posted Apr 8, 2014

Jess Lomas

4 84%

Cheap Thrills (2014)

"To those looking for a bad time - and some good, no, great gore - take note: you'll get a kick out of Cheap Thrills, if not a giggle."

Posted Apr 8, 2014

Simon Miraudo

5 26%

Planes (2013)

"It's a shame that Disney and Pixar aren't in the 'classic-making' business anymore; just the 'distraction-making' business. "

Posted Apr 6, 2014

Simon Miraudo

6 92%

The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014)

"The Grand Budapest Hotel is as inventive and immaculately orchestrated a cinematic universe as I've ever seen. "

Posted Apr 6, 2014

Simon Miraudo

7 63%

Nurse 3-D (2014)

"Nurse is one of those modern, pre-fabricated cult movies like The Human Centipede or Sharknado, designed to be talked about amongst friends though never truly satisfying as a genuinely interesting piece of exploitation cinema."

Posted Mar 31, 2014

Richard Haridy

8 79%

Muppets Most Wanted (2014)

"Muppets Most Wanted is handily the funniest film ever set at a Russian gulag."

Posted Mar 31, 2014

Simon Miraudo

9 60%

Nymphomaniac: Volume II (2014)

"As was proven by the satisfying, scintillating, often-distressing and uncommonly-moving second entry of Nymphomaniac: the longer it is, the better it gets."

Posted Mar 30, 2014

Simon Miraudo

10 85%

Boardwalk Empire: Season 2 (TV, 2011)

" It's hard to shake the idea that Boardwalk Empire should be much, much better and more consistent than it is "

Posted Mar 28, 2014

Andrew Williams

11 84%

Boardwalk Empire: Season 3 (TV, 2012)

" Jack Huston does more with half his face than most actors do with the whole lot, and he imbues a man of few words with the depth only long-form television is able to provide. "

Posted Mar 28, 2014

Andrew Williams

12 46%

The Newsroom: Season 1 (TV, 2012)

" Speechifying, crusading characters and high drama are acceptable when the future of the free world is at risk; less so when it's the future of an 11pm cable news show. "

Posted Mar 28, 2014

Andrew Williams

13 69%

The Newsroom: Season 2 (TV, 2013)

" How a man can simultaneously be so out of touch and yet have his finger so firmly on the pulse is remarkable. "

Posted Mar 28, 2014

Andrew Williams

14 92%

The Walking Dead: Season 1 (TV, 2010)

" This first season is full of Darabontian glimpses shining briefly through an otherwise unforgivably dull patchwork quilt of ideas. "

Posted Mar 28, 2014

Andrew Williams

15 86%

The Walking Dead: Season 2 (TV, 2011-2012)

" There is so little depth on display that if you replaced every single member of the cast with an animal you'd have essentially the same show. You'd probably have a better one. "

Posted Mar 28, 2014

Andrew Williams

16 93%

The Walking Dead: Season 3 (TV, 2012-2013)

" All the tightly constructed zombie attack set pieces in the world can't save a show where the living are less interesting than the dead. "

Posted Mar 28, 2014

Andrew Williams

17 95%

Boardwalk Empire: Season 4 (TV, 2013)

" This might be Boardwalk Empire at its peak, but its peak remains much lower than other shows of its ilk. It's an 'A' season from a 'B+' show. "

Posted Mar 28, 2014

Andrew Williams

18 ——

Six Feet Under: Season 1 (TV, 2001)

" This is a superb cast at the top of their game, and it's a pleasure to watch them work. "

Posted Mar 28, 2014

Andrew Williams

19 100%

Sherlock: Season 1 (TV, 2010)

" This irrepressibly ingenious show had me enraptured from the get-go. "

Posted Mar 28, 2014

Andrew Williams

20 77%

Noah (2014)

"This is as pro-vegan a flick you'll see that also stars Ray Winstone."

Posted Mar 27, 2014

Simon Miraudo

21 87%

True Detective : Season 1 (TV, 2014)

" A compelling jumble of philosophy, imagery, murder and wigs, True Detective is the first great new show of 2014 and a welcome addition to the television landscape. "

Posted Mar 27, 2014

Andrew Williams

22 89%

Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014)

"The Winter Soldier (admittedly, the best of a recent batch) feels thoroughly unremarkable. That's what happens when you get too much of a just-okay thing."

Posted Mar 25, 2014

Simon Miraudo

23 80%

The Raid 2 (2014)

"The world of cinema is full of many wonders, chief among them in 2014, writer-director Gareth Evans' unending well of inventive ways to kill people on screen."

Posted Mar 24, 2014

Simon Miraudo

24 77%

Nymphomaniac: Volume I (2014)

"Overheard after the screening of Nymphomaniac Vol.1: "It certainly had a lot of... ideas." No kidding. I can't believe how some of those 'ideas' got past the censors. And did you see the size of that one dude's 'idea'?"

Posted Mar 23, 2014

Simon Miraudo

25 70%

Magic Magic (2013)

"If you're like me and enjoy horror films that make you feel odd, unsettled and generally unpleasant, then this is one of the best feel-bad experiences you could have."

Posted Mar 18, 2014

Richard Haridy

26 52%

Adult World (2014)

"It is genuinely funny and surprisingly touching by the end, which is more than can be said for most of Hollywood's efforts of late."

Posted Mar 18, 2014

Glenn Dunks

27 4%

I, Frankenstein (2014)

"Devoid of any appeal that isn't concentrated around star Aaron Eckhart's impeccably-sculpted muscles, this effects-laden lump of cinematic coal is as nonsensical and ill-conceived as it is boring."

Posted Mar 18, 2014

Glenn Dunks

28 70%

Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2 (2013)

"Man cannot survive on puns alone, but it seems kids will happily eat them up."

Posted Mar 17, 2014

Simon Miraudo

29 55%

Cuban Fury (2014)

"Nick Frost's ideas may not be all that original, but he knows when he's got a good one."

Posted Mar 16, 2014

Simon Miraudo

30 83%

Blue Caprice (2013)

"Blue Caprice lays out the details of a terrible time for Americans. "

Posted Mar 16, 2014

Simon Miraudo

31 18%

Ride Along (2014)

"Hey, if you want to see Kevin Hart screeching like a mad-man and late-period Ice Cube gleefully giving shout-outs to his song titles through dialogue (as I often do), this is the place to get it."

Posted Mar 16, 2014

Simon Miraudo

32 23%

Need For Speed (2014)

"I don't think a single actor in Need for Speed is taller than 5-foot-6, nor would any weigh more than 70 kilos. For the first time in a long time, us out-of-shape reviewers in the screening were more intimidating than the action stars on screen."

Posted Mar 11, 2014

Simon Miraudo

33 38%

Insidious: Chapter 2 (2013)

"It's not gory, but relies on ceaseless weirdness with scores of jump scares and even an odd Back To The Future 2-style subplot that's undeveloped yet still adds to the overall sense of crazy. Love or hate it, this is pretty effective modern scare cinema."

Posted Mar 11, 2014

Richard Haridy

34 77%

Veronica Mars (2014)

"You get what you pay for, and the Veronica Mars movie, literally funded by 91,585 fans via Kickstarter, is evidence enough."

Posted Mar 10, 2014

Simon Miraudo

35 33%

The Monuments Men (2014)

"One day we'll discover George Clooney is actually a long-forgotten screen idol from Hollywood's golden age who became unstuck from time, and all of this will make total sense."

Posted Mar 10, 2014

Simon Miraudo

36 97%

The Selfish Giant (2013)

"Somehow ferocious and coarse yet still delicate and often beautiful, The Selfish Giant relays a tragic tale with great power."

Posted Mar 9, 2014

Simon Miraudo

37 42%

300: Rise of an Empire (2014)

"Noam Murro takes the helm this time around, having proven his slow-motion 3-D action chops on... indie drama Smart People? What, were the Duplass brothers busy?"

Posted Mar 6, 2014

Simon Miraudo

38 60%

Bad Milo! (2013)

"The idea of watching Ken Marino argue with a giant haemorrhoid monster that has just popped out of his butt seems like a crazy must-see moment. Unfortunately, it comes across as flat and uninspired."

Posted Mar 5, 2014

Richard Haridy

39 24%

Why Stop Now? (2012)

"It descends into a series of mawkish, over-melodramatic scenes that are entirely unearned and often unpleasantly noisy. It's never especially funny or dramatic and leaves the viewer feeling unsure of what the filmmakers were really trying to achieve."

Posted Mar 4, 2014

Richard Haridy

40 73%

Around the World in 80 Days (1956)

"It is by far too long and has lost a significant amount of its wonder, but spending a rainy Sunday afternoon with Verne's adventure seeking story is a surprisingly easy, diverting experience."

Posted Mar 4, 2014

Glenn Dunks

41 88%

The Wind Rises (2014)

"[W]hile the subject is admittedly darker, the whimsically drawn animation is a typically beautiful delight full of swirling rhapsodies of colour and eye-popping action sequences."

Posted Mar 4, 2014

Glenn Dunks

42 92%

In a World... (2013)

"Though she had to write, direct, and produce the damn thing herself, Bell finally has a film that puts her full range of comedic, rom-com-ready abilities on display."

Posted Mar 3, 2014

Simon Miraudo

43 79%

Tracks (2014)

"Wasikowska's quietly determined lead performance... and Mandy Walker's fall-to-your-knees-inspiring cinematography help breathe life and movement into a narrative that is otherwise as sparse as the desert plains themselves."

Posted Mar 3, 2014

Simon Miraudo

44 91%

Le Week-End (2014)

"Handsomely photographed - then again, it's hard to make Paris ugly - Le Week-End is what Jesse and Celine may have to look forward to in 20 years."

Posted Feb 23, 2014

Glenn Dunks

45 87%

Ben-Hur (1959)

"At 212 minutes it is far too long, and large swathes of the action appear redundant or unnecessary. "Bigger than Ben-Hur!" they say. That may not be a compliment."

Posted Feb 23, 2014

Glenn Dunks

46 ——

The Darkside ()

"There will always be room for a funny, weird, spooky, moving curio from one of our best filmmakers."

Posted Feb 23, 2014

Simon Miraudo

47 92%

Nebraska (2013)

"Alexander Payne is back in prime, prickly form with Nebraska, a marked improvement over his soggy, false-feeling melodrama The Descendants."

Posted Feb 20, 2014

Simon Miraudo

48 59%

Wolf Creek 2 (2014)

"Wolf Creek lived [to be reviled]. I'm pleased to report Wolf Creek 2 is even more loathsome; detestable and disgusting in all the right ways."

Posted Feb 17, 2014

Simon Miraudo

49 77%

It's a Disaster (2013)

"Full of ingenuity and genuine surprises, this movie."

Posted Feb 16, 2014

Simon Miraudo

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