"Heartfelt, respectful franchise extender...The film chiefly uses the events of Rocky III as foreshadowing for this well-thought over story...It's very difficult to imagine anyone with even a passing interest in the Rocky films not enjoying Creed. "
The Program (1993)
"Very good, revealing film about the extraordinary pressure of modern competitive sport and the man who has become something of a negative role model, even though his backstory as a cancer survivor does allow room for sympathy. "
The Look of Silence (2015)
Hotel Transylvania 2 (2015)
By The Sea (2015)
"[The] direction is so leaden and the pace so slow the film largely unwinds as dramatically inert and uninteresting...one wonders how much better this film would have been had somebody had the nerve to tell [Angelina Jolie Pitt] to lose 20 minutes. "
He Named Me Malala (2015)
"A rousing profile of the teenage Pakistani girl the Taliban tried to kill for her belief in education and equality...one of the unintended pleasures is registering how Malala has become the worst possible nightmare to her failed murderers. "
"Despite the novel setting it's remarkable how familiar the film's romantic drama feels. It's like Jane Austen in the Jungle as the characters defy tradition, cause social upheaval and follow their hearts in the quest for happiness. "
Secret in Their Eyes (2015)
"Ubiquitous British funnyman Simon Pegg in a crazy sci-fi lark directed by Terry Jones of Monty Python fame? Sounds like a match made in Heaven, yeah? Unfortunately, once this tale gets going it feels more like a match made in purgatory. "
"An exceedingly mediocre exercise in corporate filmmaking that often feels tired and lazy, just like Craig's performance...Spectre promptly plops into the quicksand of Bond cliches, undoing much of the good work of 2012's Skyfall. What a shame. "
Only The Dead (2015)
"Absolutely outstanding, piercing documentary about the war in Iraq pieced together by Australian war correspondent Michael Ware from the seven years' worth of camcorder footage he took... Easily one of the best accounts of the war so far. "
Man Up (2015)
"A winning, whacky, hugely enjoyable slice of Australiana that begins with a whisper and ends with a heck of a bang...unspools as a big, boisterous period comedy driven by a thirst for revenge, a desire for romance and a hunger to entertain. "
The Last Witch Hunter (2015)
"An all-but-incomprehensible supernatural action mish-mash in which Vin Diesel plays an immortal modern-day witch hunter... A passable time killer that will lose nothing once it hits the vending machines. "
Sleeping with Other People (2015)
The Lobster ()
Alex & Eve ()
Bridge of Spies (2015)
"Somehow Steven Spielberg - once the most enthralling, populist and cinematic of all mainstream directors - has turned an exciting page in Cold War intrigue into a dry, turgid history lesson...largely boring. "
The Walk (2015)
"Most people should find the film's finale stunning as The Walk fulfils its unstated though obvious brief to present a factually based urban fairy tale designed to recast the towers as beacons of wonder and beauty rather than as symbols of terror. "
"There's no denying the film's upbeat feel, and it would be lovely to see the film make a killing here and in India as a reward for its sweet intentions, though it's hard to imagine even Lee's stature in India overcoming his stiffness on screen. "
Crimson Peak (2015)
"Urgh. Another slice of over-designed pseudo-gothic crud from the criminally over-rated Guillermo del Toro, who has dutifully followed up his Transformers knock-off Pacific Rim with a bloated, empty-headed haunted house jaunt. "
Black Mass (2015)
Miss You Already (2015)
"A very well-made film, first-time director Rebecca Cremona shows a sureness of touch countering the overarching politics of the scenario with the personal struggles of its humble, increasingly desperate characters. "
The Martian (2015)
"Easily one of the most engrossing, enthralling and entertaining films of the year...In essence, The Martian is the antithesis of a superhero movie; instead of one man trying to save the world, it's about the world trying to save one man. "
The Intern (2015)
Cut Snake (2015)
"A tough little crime drama full of muted anger, growled dialogue and whispered threats...Much as we applaud the achievements of filmmakers working on small budgets, you can't hand out free passes when those limitations hobble the flow and feel of a film. "
The Visit (2015)
"Sweet-hearted, brightly animated, fun-filled children's film...easily the measure of the stuff we see from mega-studios such as Dreamworks and Pixar, and though the animation doesn't quite have their scale or dazzle it's certainly of world standard. "
How To Change The World (2015)
"Packed with high-quality action and superb direction by Wes Ball (who did the first Maze), the film does not feature any of the plot potholes, infuriating inconsistencies or maddening logical leaps that riddle its rival dystopian franchises. "
"Pixels really is a well-made, totally harmless, highly enjoyable piece of family film confection, and it's hard to connect the venomous reviews with the film that's up there on the screen...Sandler must be laughing his heads off at his haters. "
The Transporter Refueled (2015)