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Rating Title | Year Quote Author
1 88%

Gotham: Season 1 - The Fearsome Dr. Crane (TV Episode)

" The main plot, then, was a deftly crafted Gotham procedural with a memorable baddie and a sense of macabre fun... but there was so much more to savour as well. "

Posted Mar 30, 2015

Dave Golder

2 83%

The Water Diviner (2015)

" Making his first shot at feature direction, Russell Crowe homes in on a key trauma in Aussie history and brings it vividly to life. "

Posted Mar 30, 2015

Philip Kemp

3 83%

While We're Young (2015)

" This is sharp filmmaking, treating serious themes with a beguiling lightness. "

Posted Mar 30, 2015

Philip Kemp

4 78%

The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water (2015)

" What it delivers is what it promises: a battery of deliciously daft, fast-firing, self-mocking, flavour-rich gags, flung with such zest you don't mind if they're disposable. "

Posted Mar 24, 2015

Kevin Harley

5 13%

Seventh Son (2015)

" A film that plays like the most disposable Saturday-matinee fodder imaginable. "

Posted Mar 24, 2015

Ken McIntyre

6 58%

The Signal (2014)

" Though it begins as an impressionistic road movie, segues into paranoid sci-fi, then morphs into something completely unhinged, The Signal has been made with much great care. "

Posted Mar 24, 2015

Matt Glasby

7 95%

Wild Tales (2015)

" Of the six tales on offer, four are excellent and one decent - a high strike rate for a compilation. "

Posted Mar 24, 2015

Jamie Graham

8 64%

Robot Overlords ()

" Kids should be royally entertained, provided they're not inspired to recreate the film's running gag of having its fresh-faced heroes electrocute themselves with a portable car battery. "

Posted Mar 24, 2015

Neil Smith

9 100%

Blind (2004)

" Playful, unpredictable and occasionally pervy, Vogt's directorial debut is a perception-teasing provocation, made slippery with mischief but also accessible by its warm wit and winning lead. "

Posted Mar 24, 2015

Kevin Harley

10 85%

Cinderella (2015)

" There are times, particularly when the bland Madden is on screen, that the wholesomeness gets a bit much. But kids will likely have a ball. "

Posted Mar 24, 2015

James Mottram

11 86%

Furious 7 (2015)

" So fast, furious, ginormous, crazed, maxed-out and heart-on-sleeve emotional is this gloriously ludicrous instalment that it's impossible to see where an eighth could go. "

Posted Mar 24, 2015

Jamie Graham

12 45%

En chance til ()

" Intentionally challenging, but the tastelessness is surely inadvertent. "

Posted Mar 24, 2015

Simon Kinnear

13 94%

Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: Season 2 (TV, 2014)

" While there's still something a little small scale and unambitiously "TV" about the show as times (too many talky scenes in grey offices and shooty scenes in dull warehouses) at other moments it strikes the comic book action vibe perfectly. "

Posted Mar 23, 2015

Dave Golder

14 67%

Gotham: Season 1 - Welcome Back, Jim Gordon (TV Episode)

" "Welcome Back, Jim Gordon" feels like a shopping list episode. "

Posted Mar 23, 2015

Dave Golder

15 89%

The Walking Dead: Season 5 - Spend (TV Episode)

" It's not going to be a death that fans mourn for long - we just didn't know Noah that well - but it worked. "

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Posted Mar 23, 2015

16 67%

Backstreet Boys: Show 'Em What You're Made Of (2015)

" Backstreet Boys document their triumphant 20th-anniversary comeback as a manband with a refreshing absence of vanity. "

Posted Mar 23, 2015

Emma Morgan

17 91%

Mommy (2015)

" Not exclusively a love-it-or-hate-it proposition - even its admirers will have moments when they can't stand to watch. "

Posted Mar 19, 2015

Matt Glasby

18 73%

The Voices (2015)

" At least Reynolds looks like a man finding his way to take risks once more. "

Posted Mar 19, 2015

Kevin Harley

19 100%

The Tale of the Princess Kaguya (2014)

" Over-long, but a work of great artistry and emotion. As the woodcutter says upon finding our heroine: "A gift from heaven". "

Posted Mar 19, 2015

Jamie Graham

20 90%

Better Call Saul: Season 1 - Bingo (TV Episode)

" Initially it felt like the subplot about deluded embezzlers the Kettlemans didn't have much legs... but "koo-koo bananas" Lady Macbeth/Maude Flanders hybrid Betsy Kettleman has turned out to be a stand-out recurring character. "

Posted Mar 17, 2015

Ian Berriman

21 12%

The Gunman (2015)

" A genuine disappointment, given the talent involved, and a rare misstep for Penn, who can't save this moribund vanity project. "

Posted Mar 16, 2015

James Mottram

22 70%

Far From the Madding Crowd (1967)

" The length gives room for Nicholas Roeg's outstanding cinematography, which delivers an authentically rustic English epic. "

Posted Mar 12, 2015

Simon Kinnear

23 96%

The Walking Dead: Season 5 - Forget (TV Episode)

" While this was another episode that was light on action, it was big on drama as Rick, Daryl and Carol covertly plotted their takeover of Alexandria. "

Posted Mar 11, 2015

Will Salmon

24 50%

Powers: Season 1 (TV, 2015)

" After a decade in development, the intriguing-if-not-inspiring adaptation of Brian Michael Bendis and Michael Avon Oeming's superhero/cop comic book often risks teetering on the edge along with its lead character. "

Posted Mar 11, 2015

Tom Hawker

25 30%

Rogue Trader (1999)

" Both McGregor and Friel turn in excellent, sympathetic performances. "

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Posted Mar 11, 2015

26 100%

X+Y ()

" With A+ acting, a solid script and sensitive handling, there's enough here to move even the hardest of souls. "

Posted Mar 9, 2015

James Mottram

27 72%

Suite Franšaise ()

" A handsome production on an important theme with a deeply tragic backstory, shot with precision and acted with conviction. "

Posted Mar 9, 2015

Rob James

28 100%

The Walking Dead: Season 5 - Remember (TV Episode)

" Transitioning the show from those endless woods to the surreal confines of suburbia is a smart way of refreshing things. "

Posted Mar 5, 2015

Will Salmon

29 95%

Better Call Saul: Season 1 - Alpine Shepherd Boy (TV Episode)

" There's nothing explosive about this episode, but there are three elements to it and all of them work really well. "

Posted Mar 5, 2015

Ian Berriman

30 31%

Chappie (2015)

" Like its title character, Chappie is stunning to behold and easy to like, but it's still some way from fully developed. "

Posted Mar 5, 2015

Matt Maytum

31 60%

High Tide ()

" This Swansea-set drama barely puts a foot wrong -- featuring naturalistic dialogue and excellent lead performances, it's a sad, wise and even quietly hopeful affair. "

Posted Mar 4, 2015

Ali Catterall

32 100%

Better Call Saul: Season 1 (TV, 2014)

" Uno is a supremely confident start to a series that feels very much of a piece with Breaking Bad, but doesn't feel like it exists swamped by its shadow. Walter who? "

Posted Mar 2, 2015

Ian Berriman

33 100%

Better Call Saul: Season 1 - Uno (TV Episode)

" Uno is a supremely confident start to a series that feels very much of a piece with Breaking Bad, but doesn't feel like it exists swamped by its shadow. Walter who? "

Posted Mar 2, 2015

Ian Berriman

34 100%

Better Call Saul: Season 1 - Mijo (TV Episode)

" It's a pleasure to see [Jimmy] being good at his job, giving dim-witted juvenile perps a last chance at a life without a serious criminal record. It's almost a shame it can't last. "

Posted Mar 2, 2015

Ian Berriman

35 100%

Better Call Saul: Season 1 - Nacho (TV Episode)

" The flashback to Jimmy's past, when he was estranged from his brother and clearly headed for a life of crime, is intriguing. "

Posted Mar 2, 2015

Ian Berriman

36 95%

Better Call Saul: Season 1 - Hero (TV Episode)

" Now the show is demanding a little patience from the viewer as it engages in rather more low key plotlines and quiet character building. It's earned that patience... but it might get a little frustrating if the series don't step up a gear. "

Posted Mar 2, 2015

Ian Berriman

37 76%

Hyena (2015)

" Scratchy and savage, Hyena is long on squalor and short on polish, but made with genuine conviction. "

Posted Mar 2, 2015

Matt Glasby

38 55%

White Bird in a Blizzard (2014)

" Misses the energy and vitality of Gregg Araki's best work, but there's more going on here than immediately meets the eye. "

Posted Mar 2, 2015

Jamie Graham

39 89%

Still Alice (2015)

" Moore gives a controlled portrait of emotional implosion ... "

Posted Mar 2, 2015

Kevin Harley

40 90%

White God (2015)

" Who let the dogs out? This is Homeward Bound: The Incredibly Harrowing Journey ... "

Posted Feb 23, 2015

Jamie Graham

41 95%

Catch Me Daddy ()

" Blending the mythical resonances of The Searchers with lyricism and bristly realism, Wolfe's harrowing, haunting dispatch from Brit-cinema's undergrowth is strong meat: emphatic evidence of a bold talent's arrival. "

Posted Feb 23, 2015

Kevin Harley

42 95%

It Follows (2015)

" A horror film that will haunt your waking hours for weeks. Every frame of It Follows is stamped with nameless dread. "

Posted Feb 23, 2015

Matt Glasby

43 95%

Gone With the Wind (1939)

" Clark Gable and Vivien Leigh create their own sizzle as Rhett Butler and Scarlett O'Hara in a lavish four-hour epic that juxtaposes scenes of jaw-dropping majesty with moments of elegant intimacy and playful verbal jousting. "

Posted Feb 22, 2015

Neil Smith

44 98%

The Artist (2011)

" Dujardin replicates the polished urbanity of Douglas Fairbanks, while his Argentine-born co-star is so puckishly charming that, had she been born 100 years ago, she would have given Clara Bow a run for her money. "

Posted Feb 17, 2015

Neil Smith

45 93%

The Duke Of Burgundy (2015)

" It won't be for everyone, but Burgundy is rich, dark and could well lead to intoxication. "

Posted Feb 16, 2015

Rob James

46 34%

Blackhat (2015)

" It's no Heat but the niggles are easily forgiven given the virtuosity on show and the mood oozing from every frame. No one shoots faces, architecture and gunfights like Mann. "

Posted Feb 16, 2015

Jamie Graham

47 84%

Predestination (2015)

" Slick but overstretched, Predestination deserves respect for what it tries to achieve rather than dismissal for not getting there. Either way, you will not be bored. "

Posted Feb 16, 2015

Matt Glasby

48 49%

Cake (2015)

" The drugs don't work - but thankfully Aniston does - in this slight but sly portrait of pain-meds hell, which wallows in self-pity when it should be grabbing our sympathy. "

Posted Feb 16, 2015

Kate Stables

49 28%

The Wedding Ringer (2015)

" The predictable script lulls you into laughing at some very tired gags, but at least Hart refrains from screaming through the whole thing. "

Posted Feb 16, 2015

Ken McIntyre