"With one more film to go, it's clear that the filmmakers are saving their big guns, and big battles, for next year's finale. For the most part, this penultimate episode is dour, dark and talky: jaw, jaw rather than war, war . "
The Kreutzer Sonata (2009)
Immortal Beloved (1994)
The Drop (2014)
"Making his debut as a screenwriter, Lehane blends gritty urban noir with a fable-like story of sin and redemption. With Roskam keeping a firm grip on the twisty plot while sustaining a claustrophobic atmosphere, it's a surprisingly successful mix. "
The Imitation Game (2014)
Third Person (2014)
"Haggis tips his hand too obviously while delivering his narrative sleights and feints, and he piles on the symbolism rather blatantly, too, but his actors are so compelling that the film's individual scenes mostly come off. "
Begin Again (2014)
Mr. Turner (2014)
The Skeleton Twins (2014)
Set Fire To The Stars (2015)
"When it comes to Thomas himself, despite Jones's spirited performance, the film doesn't succeed in bottling lightning. There are flashes of the poet's genius amid the boozy windbaggery, but the demons that drove him remain elusive. "
The Anomaly (2015)
Love, Rosie (2015)
Cold in July (2014)
Grace Of Monaco (2014)
The Maze Runner (2014)
The Duke Of Burgundy (2015)
"With O'Connell's arresting lead performance backed by a gritty supporting cast, '71 marks an impressive feature debut from director Yann Demange, who uses jittery hand-held cameras to give the action cinema verité urgency and immediacy. "
The Other Woman (2014)
"This could have been a crowd-pleasing tale of female solidarity and revenge along the lines of Nine to Five. Instead, thanks to tissue-thin characters, lame slapstick and excrementally bad gross-out comedy, it proves to be a glossy mess. "
"Smetto Quando Voglio is both a skilfully plotted farce and a penetrating satire of a society that has Latinists working as petrol-pump attendants and where out of work professors play down their academic pasts as regrettable youthful errors. "
"Opening explosively with a night-time all-female game of American football set to the hypnotically urgent electro-goth of Light Asylum's 'Dark Allies', Girlhood daringly stakes out new territory for French director Céline Sciamma. "
The Judge (2014)
"Robert Downey Jr and Robert Duvall are on such mesmerising, Oscar-baiting form in this old-school family melodrama cum courtroom cliffhanger that it's possible to pardon the film for being so clichéd and contrived. "
Gone Girl (2014)
In Secret (2014)
Fading Gigolo (2014)
"You wouldn't think that a comedy about a Brooklyn florist who becomes a professional gigolo could possibly be dull, especially one that holds out the prospect of a threesome involving Sharon Stone and Sofia Vergara. "
Dracula Untold (2014)
Maps to the Stars (2015)
The Equalizer (2014)
What We Did on Our Holiday (2015)
"Engaging family comedy What We Did on Our Holiday sees the creators of Outnumbered repeating the BBC sitcom's winning mix of beleaguered parents, cute scene-stealing kids and spot-on observational humour with audience-pleasing results. "
Postman Pat: The Movie (2014)
The Two Faces of January (2014)
Only Lovers Left Alive (2014)
Grand Piano (2014)
"It's ridiculously far-fetched, and classical concertgoers will wince at the script's wilful blunders, but flamboyant camerawork and a delicious streak of dark humour make it ridiculously enjoyable, too. "
Magic in the Moonlight (2014)
The Riot Club (Posh) (2015)
The Guest (2014)
"There are also plenty of shrewd insights into the period the film depicts, starting with the gay activists' decision to raise funds for the striking miners... they both get bashed by the cops and tabloids. "
A Most Wanted Man (2014)