Rating Title | Year Quote Author
1 29%

Pompeii (2014)

"By positioning CGI, meticulously rendered with veritable 3D textures, inside elegant, spatial compositions, W.S distinguishes Pompeii amongst the current trend of garish blockbusters: obsessed with vapid, digitized carnage."

Posted May 3, 2014

Gareth Simms

2 92%

The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014)

"The meticulous compositions and systematically arranged mise-en-scene remain the primary draw but after six films of the same thing, the recycled stylistics and thematics impress increasingly less. "

Posted Mar 21, 2014

Gareth Simms

3 77%

The Wolf of Wall Street (2013)

"This iconoclastic, black with a capital b comedy is the best Hollywood satire since Showgirls. A jocular epic that bitingly indicts excess"

Posted Jan 18, 2014

Gareth Simms

4 31%

Resident Evil: Retribution (2012)

"Anderson is often mistakenly dismissed as a hack but the artist is actually working within the confines of Hollywood genre cinema, constantly transcending and elevating it through the triumph of his avant-garde visual sensibility."

Posted Dec 29, 2013

Gareth Simms

5 40%

Only God Forgives (2013)

"Baffling and hypnotic, Only God Forgives boasts an aesthetically assured composition but its flagrant dismissal of pacing and plot serve to undermine not beguile."

Posted Aug 5, 2013

Gareth Simms

6 49%

The Great Gatsby (2013)

"No one should feel profoundly disappointed that Luhrmann has shed the author's incisive social commentary in favour of a melange of garishness because he hasn't, as almost all of the film's idiosyncrasies are perfectly pitched."

Posted May 30, 2013

Gareth Simms

7 88%

The Dark Knight Rises (2012)

"The Dark Knight Rises is a tonally confused entity at its core. Simultaneously po-faced and ridiculous."

Posted Jul 23, 2012

Gareth Simms

8 93%

Drive (2011)

"The film then, with its elegant style evoking an eighties neon-drenched aesthetic, succeeds effortlessly at blending striking ultra-violence with the screenplays more ponderous sequences of blossoming romance."

Posted Oct 26, 2011

Gareth Simms

9 34%

The Hangover Part II (2011)

"The implausibility of this happening again and to the same guys is balanced out by the chemistry of the Wolfpack and the unexpected edginess of Phillips who strives for the outrageous and for the most part really hits the mark. "

Posted Jun 2, 2011

Gareth Simms

10 72%

The Adjustment Bureau (2011)

"Despite the profoundly unsexy title the film managed to land two fine-ass leads, whose chemistry essentially saves the film from its existentialist pretensions."

Posted Mar 8, 2011

Gareth Simms

11 51%

Alice in Wonderland (2010)

"Lewis Carroll is bent over a table, tears filling beneath his eyes. Something in your heart breaks. Your childhood, perhaps?"

Posted Mar 1, 2011

Gareth Simms

12 49%

No Strings Attached (2011)

"The script has an annoying tendency to alternate between snappy one liners and tedious sex based ROLFs."

Posted Feb 28, 2011

Gareth Simms

13 86%

Inception (2010)

"A film trying feverishly to spin your head whilst feverishly trying to explain how it's spinning it."

Posted Feb 13, 2011

Gareth Simms

14 94%

The King's Speech (2010)

"A conventional over-hyped picture lifted by unconventional fairly-hyped performances. Truly the m - m - most British movie ever made."

Posted Feb 12, 2011

Gareth Simms

15 87%

Black Swan (2010)

"Despite its wildly over the top approach to creating tension, parts of it are genius. In fact I'm sure it's genius. But I will have to double check."

Posted Jan 28, 2011

Gareth Simms

16 58%

Film socialisme (2011)

"It was like Sympathy for the Devil on a cruise ship. Totally impenetrable."

Posted Jan 27, 2011

Gareth Simms

17 10%

Season of the Witch (2011)

"A Nicolas Cage movie where Nicolas Cage doesn't lose his shit. Avoid. "

Posted Jan 26, 2011

Gareth Simms

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