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Rating Title | Year Quote Author
1 93%

Persona (1966)

"One of the most complicated and radical films even Bergman ever made."

Posted Apr 23, 2014

Derek Malcolm

2 90%

Locke (2014)

"Writer-director Steven Knight tries too hard to make us love his hard-working, old-school everyman."

Posted Apr 18, 2014

Charlotte O'Sullivan

3 100%

We Are the Best! (2014)

"If this film were a pair of knickers, they'd be the kind of knickers you'd think twice about hanging on the line."

Posted Apr 18, 2014

Charlotte O'Sullivan

4 67%

Magic Magic (2013)

"Silva, like all good film-makers, is a magician. But thanks to the last-minute fumbling, we're left with a broken spell."

Posted Apr 18, 2014

Charlotte O'Sullivan

5 53%

Reaching for the Moon (2013)

"All the film's dynamism lies in the script and performances: Miranda Otto's Elizabeth is a perceptive, self-absorbed boozer; Glória Pires's Lota is an energetic, elitist bully."

Posted Apr 18, 2014

Charlotte O'Sullivan

6 96%

Rebel Without a Cause (1955)

"Looks and sounds so good it makes your heart thump."

Posted Apr 18, 2014

Charlotte O'Sullivan

7 100%

Arrugas (Wrinkles) ()

"The animation is simple but lovely."

Posted Apr 18, 2014

Charlotte O'Sullivan

8 53%

The Sea ()

"The characters do a lot of crying; viewers are more likely to giggle."

Posted Apr 18, 2014

Charlotte O'Sullivan

9 27%

The Love Punch (2014)

"Thompson seems convinced that she's taking part in a critique of careless capitalism, as opposed to a hideous hybrid of The Pink Panther, Sex and the City and Terry and June."

Posted Apr 18, 2014

Charlotte O'Sullivan

10 76%

The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (2014)

"Garfield is impressively lithe in the suit, plausibly vulnerable out of it, and it's hard to imagine a better Spidey."

Posted Apr 17, 2014

David Sexton

11 48%

L'étrange couleur des larmes de ton corps (The Strange Colour of Your Body's Tears) ()

"I was bored to tears (of a prosaic hue)."

Posted Apr 11, 2014

Charlotte O'Sullivan

12 20%

The Last Days On Mars (2013)

"Even at 98 minutes, the whole thing lasts way too long."

Posted Apr 11, 2014

Charlotte O'Sullivan

13 41%

Pioneer ()

"The diving sequences are involving, but the pressure seems to have gotten to the scriptwriters. Brain death is the result."

Posted Apr 11, 2014

Charlotte O'Sullivan

14 50%

Khumba (2013)

"The kids' movie market is crowded with superior specimens; they'll eat Khumba alive."

Posted Apr 11, 2014

Charlotte O'Sullivan

15 38%

The Quiet Ones (2014)

"Though Harris and Cooke are wonderful together, other cast members - notably Erin Richards as sexy posh girl Kristina - are a problem."

Posted Apr 11, 2014

Charlotte O'Sullivan

16 96%

The Lunchbox (2014)

"Batra clearly adores his characters. We get a taste for them, too."

Posted Apr 11, 2014

Charlotte O'Sullivan

17 58%

Half of a Yellow Sun (2014)

"[A] drab adaptation of Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie's prize-winning novel ..."

Posted Apr 11, 2014

Charlotte O'Sullivan

18 100%

Le Roi et l'oiseau (The King and the Mockingbird) (2003)

"Paul Grimault's influential cartoon contains some of the most beautiful animation ever, melding the dreamy weirdness of a Giorgio de Chirico painting with folk-art sweetness."

Posted Apr 11, 2014

Charlotte O'Sullivan

19 80%

The Raid 2 (2014)

"Men snap, crackle and pop before our eyes, their broken bones part of the gloriously kitsch, balletic fun."

Posted Apr 11, 2014

Charlotte O'Sullivan

20 92%

Calvary (2014)

"Certainly worth seeing ..."

Posted Apr 11, 2014

David Sexton

21 68%

Visitors (2014)

"The score, by Philip Glass, adds to the off-kilter mood and the faces of a serene gorilla, and a moody child in a playground, prove especially absorbing."

Posted Apr 4, 2014

Charlotte O'Sullivan

22 53%

Haunter (2013)

"It's hard to dislike a film that has so much fun with the idea that for isolated teens, every day is like Sunday."

Posted Apr 4, 2014

Charlotte O'Sullivan

23 18%

Honour (2014)

"It's an eye-catching premise, though first-time director/writer Shan Khan lacks the rigour or panache to do it justice."

Posted Apr 4, 2014

Charlotte O'Sullivan

24 73%

The Motel Life (2013)

"The whole thing is deep-down conservative and wetter than a Labrador's kiss."

Posted Apr 4, 2014

Charlotte O'Sullivan

25 80%

Tom ŕ la ferme (Tom at the Farm) ()

"The third act is hard to swallow but it hardly matters. Dolan looks like Farley Granger and shoots like Hitchcock."

Posted Apr 4, 2014

Charlotte O'Sullivan

26 47%

Rio 2 (2014)

"A cosy behemoth that kids (and even their parents) will find impossible to resist."

Posted Apr 4, 2014

Charlotte O'Sullivan

27 94%

A Story Of Children And Film ()

"Its basic merit comes through consistently, and the children themselves are wonderfully real."

Posted Apr 4, 2014

Derek Malcolm

28 77%

Noah (2014)

"If, quite understandably, you enjoy seeing Russell Crowe being manly and bashing baddies, you won't be disappointed, especially if you're not too old. But really..."

Posted Apr 4, 2014

David Sexton

29 40%

Divergent (2014)

"Those with a high tolerance for blockbusters in which non-fetishised females save the day will be able to put up with its flaws - including lacklustre action sequences and a preoccupation with tattoos."

Posted Apr 4, 2014

Charlotte O'Sullivan

30 83%

Romeo And Juliet (Broadway Hd) (2014)

"The lovers' first scene together is moving, while performances by Jayne Houdyshell (the nurse) and Christian Camargo (Mercutio) growl with intelligence."

Posted Mar 28, 2014

Charlotte O'Sullivan

31 67%

Afternoon Delight (2013)

"Tension dissolves towards the end but Jane Lynch's turn (as Rachel's pompous, self-referential shrink) never gets old."

Posted Mar 28, 2014

Charlotte O'Sullivan

32 89%

Dangerous Acts Starring The Unstable Elements Of Belarus ()

"Recommended viewing, especially given recent events in Ukraine."

Posted Mar 28, 2014

Charlotte O'Sullivan

33 0%

Almost Married ()

"If this was on TV, you'd switch channels."

Posted Mar 28, 2014

Charlotte O'Sullivan

34 67%

Leave The World Behind (2014)

"A stage-managed yet weirdly gripping documentary that tracks the final tour of DJ trio Swedish House Mafia."

Posted Mar 28, 2014

Charlotte O'Sullivan

35 77%

The Borderlands (2014)

"Once things start to go bump in the night it all gets yawnsome."

Posted Mar 28, 2014

Charlotte O'Sullivan

36 38%

The Fold ()

"An interesting premise (sexually scrambled Anglican vicar struggles to accept the death of her teenage daughter) is let down by weak direction and dialogue in this Cornwall-set Brit drama."

Posted Mar 28, 2014

Charlotte O'Sullivan

37 79%

Muppets Most Wanted (2014)

"Sad to report that James Bobin's follow-up to his bizarre and adorable 2011 franchise reboot, The Muppets, mostly errs on the side of caution."

Posted Mar 28, 2014

Charlotte O'Sullivan

38 89%

Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014)

"Marvel fans will be left writhing with pleasure."

Posted Mar 28, 2014

Charlotte O'Sullivan

39 99%

20 Feet From Stardom (2013)

"An enjoyable arts feature with its heart in the right place ..."

Posted Mar 28, 2014

David Sexton

40 47%

Yves Saint Laurent (2014)

"Surprisingly entertaining and, in places, scissor sharp."

Posted Mar 21, 2014

Charlotte O'Sullivan

41 98%

Starred Up (2014)

"Luckily, the film's gritty atmosphere prevails."

Posted Mar 21, 2014

Charlotte O'Sullivan

42 33%

Labor Day (2014)

"The really baffling thing is that this clunker has been written, directed and produced by Jason Reitman, whose previous movies include Juno and Up in the Air. What was he thinking?"

Posted Mar 21, 2014

David Sexton

43 71%

Plot for Peace ()

"Unless you think bored rich men who want to place themselves at the centre of history are intrinsically virtuous, Plot For Peace will leave you fizzing with frustration."

Posted Mar 14, 2014

Charlotte O'Sullivan

44 98%

The Invisible War (2012)

"The Invisible War is as compelling as Silence in the House of God, Alex Gibney's study of abusive Catholic priests."

Posted Mar 14, 2014

Charlotte O'Sullivan

45 54%

The Zero Theorem ()

"Alas, Terry Gilliam, the legendary 73-year-old director of this zany slice of futurama, really does seem to be stuck in a rut."

Posted Mar 14, 2014

Charlotte O'Sullivan

46 77%

Veronica Mars (2014)

"Thomas's offering may not be earth-shattering but does induce a tingly sensation."

Posted Mar 14, 2014

Charlotte O'Sullivan

47 86%

Under the Skin (2014)

"Scarlett Johansson is disturbingly good at playing an alien in human form, without any special effects."

Posted Mar 14, 2014

David Sexton

48 92%

The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014)

"The Grand Budapest Hotel is not so much a movie as ordinarily understood as a Wunderkammer or cabinet of curiosities."

Posted Mar 7, 2014

David Sexton

49 79%

Lamb Of God's As The Palaces Burn (2014)

"[Blythe is] a performer desperate to prove his emotions are for real."

Posted Feb 28, 2014

Charlotte O'Sullivan

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