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Alan Jones
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
3/5 50% 13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers Of Benghazi (2016) Aside from mawkish family flashbacks, this wonky tribute to heroic courage works best when being visually dynamic and brutally immersive in its sensational combat sequences. ‐ Radio Times
Posted Jan 29, 2016
4/5 85% The Man Who Fell to Earth (1976) This typically eccentric and multidimensional movie from director Nicolas Roeg transforms Walter Tevis's novel into an enigmatic and chilling mosaic of corporate satire and effective science fiction. ‐ Radio Times
Posted Jan 13, 2016
4/5 75% The Hateful Eight (2015) You do have to dig a little deeper in more key areas to find the sly gold in them thar snow-crested hills. But it is there, if you come to this good, bad and ugly deconstruction well prepared. ‐ Radio Times
Posted Dec 23, 2015
5/5 80% Audition (Ôdishon) (1999) If you can stomach it, this profoundly moving film will leave you dazed. ‐ Radio Times
Posted Dec 13, 2015
3/5 100% Radiator (2015) This low-key saga rings true without resorting to melodrama. ‐ Radio Times
Posted Nov 27, 2015
5/5 94% Carol (2015) A stunning masterpiece, front-loaded with atmospheric mood and poignant tenderness. ‐ Radio Times
Posted Nov 27, 2015
4/5 29% Momentum (2015) Sure, it's a kick-ass Bourne on a budget, but it has a strikingly mature sense of style, slick wall-to-wall stunts, plus wit and suspense. ‐ Radio Times
Posted Nov 20, 2015
5/5 89% The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (2013) Expertly executed without a dull stretch, despite an elongated running time, the second instalment based on Suzanne Collins's bestselling dystopian fantasy trilogy is a top-flight escapist adventure. ‐ Radio Times
Posted Nov 16, 2015
3/5 55% Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace (1999) Forget the overworked plot... Marvel instead at the state-of-the-art technical wizardry and fizzing action that's just enough to keep nostalgic wistfulness at bay. ‐ Radio Times
Posted Nov 16, 2015
4/5 97% Tangerine (2015) Sometimes shocking, unexpectedly charming and ultimately rather moving. ‐ Radio Times
Posted Nov 12, 2015
4/5 51% The World Is Not Enough (1999) In a welcome return to the gritty glamour of such early outings as From Russia with Love, this 19th James Bond adventure effortlessly juggles a hard-hitting story with all the expected "super spy" embellishments. ‐ Radio Times
Posted Nov 2, 2015
4/5 79% The Spy Who Loved Me (1977) This exceptional spy escapade is far-fetched mayhem of the highest order, with a welcome accent on character realism rather than just spectacular sets. ‐ Radio Times
Posted Oct 23, 2015
3/5 16% The Last Witch Hunter (2015) Diesel centres the magical mischief with his winning muscular charm, while priestly advisor Michael Caine adds a welcome touch of charismatic class. ‐ Radio Times
Posted Oct 23, 2015
4/5 70% Howl (2015) Even those well-acquainted with the genre should find enough to enjoy in the stylish set-pieces that feature plenty of bloody action. ‐ Radio Times
Posted Oct 15, 2015
4/5 27% Pan (2015) It never looks less than fabulous, even when director Joe Wright's high-flying ambitions overcrowd the senses and the sensational. ‐ Radio Times
Posted Oct 15, 2015
4/5 75% Used Cars (1980) It's also one of the funniest ruminations on American values, as the car showroom becomes a warped microcosm of society. ‐ Radio Times
Posted Oct 2, 2015
5/5 96% Dr. No (1962) The James Bond series started in great style with this cleverly conceived dose of sheer escapism that, unlike later episodes, remained true to the essence of Ian Fleming's super-spy novels. ‐ Radio Times
Posted Sep 9, 2015
4/5 92% The Treatment (De Behandeling) (2014) A bleak, uncompromising look into the brutal death of innocence. ‐ Radio Times
Posted Aug 20, 2015
2/5 67% The Man From U.N.C.L.E. (2015) The straining pop art production design and heavy-handed genre-blurring only results in a frantic, thrown-together mess. ‐ Radio Times
Posted Aug 13, 2015
4/5 93% Mission: Impossible Rogue Nation (2015) Expertly building on the renewed energy injected into the Mission: Impossible franchise with 2011's Ghost Protocol, this fifth episode roars along like a sleek, well-oiled machine. ‐ Radio Times
Posted Jul 24, 2015
5/5 98% Inside Out (2015) Once more the level of conceptual cleverness and ingenious visual design creates real magic. ‐ Radio Times
Posted Jul 23, 2015
1/5 16% The Gallows (2015) Just horrible. ‐ Radio Times
Posted Jul 16, 2015
3/5 57% Blade II (2002) It's a fabulous-looking package, elegantly orchestrated by del Toro, who has an unerring eye for undead iconography, which he takes to visually imaginative extremes. ‐ Radio Times
Posted Jul 14, 2015
3/5 19% The Human Centipede III (Final Sequence) (2015) No target is safe and no shock too extreme in the mind-boggling climax to director Tom Six's contentious trilogy. ‐ Radio Times
Posted Jul 9, 2015
2/5 25% Terminator Genisys (2015) A tiresome shambles ... ‐ Radio Times
Posted Jul 2, 2015
2/5 34% Knock Knock (2015) Roth comes unstuck with this silly, unconvincing and repetitive home-invasion shocker. ‐ Radio Times
Posted Jun 25, 2015
4/5 35% Earthquake (1974) Registers an eight on the entertainment Richter scale. ‐ Radio Times
Posted May 25, 2015
1/5 13% The Swarm (1978) Quick, call on entomologist Michael Caine and a hive of Hollywood has-beens to out-ham each other while reciting terrible dialogue and getting stung by coloured Styrofoam pellets! ‐ Radio Times
Posted May 25, 2015
2/5 39% Rocky IV (1985) Though it's impossible not to get caught up in our hero's Russian training programme, or to root for his climactic victory, the mawkish montages accompanied by blaring music are no substitute for plot shading. ‐ Radio Times
Posted May 13, 2015
3/5 75% The Canal (2014) Making the most of its modest attributes and a wrenching central performance by TV regular and Hellboy veteran Rupert Evans, this Irish chiller lurches from unspoken eeriness to outright horror as it plots a familiar paranormal trajectory. ‐ Radio Times
Posted May 8, 2015
3/5 77% Big Game (2015) Jalmari Helander's follow-up to the dark, cult Christmas thriller Rare Exports is a pleasing enough escapist diversion. ‐ Radio Times
Posted May 8, 2015
2/5 14% Anti-Social (2015) Traviss is clearly searching for cockney cool and "lots of layers, like life" but can't find either in the one-note flimsiness of the plastic plot that's worsened by weak ensemble acting. ‐ Radio Times
Posted Apr 30, 2015
4/5 18% Monsters: Dark Continent (2015) It all makes for a powerful metaphor for the human condition during wartime, executed with remarkable skill, confidence and an astute fantasy feel. ‐ Radio Times
Posted Apr 30, 2015
3/5 30% Lost River (2015) Gosling is clearly angling for a parable on American consumerism, but he's more concerned with arresting fantasy-noir visuals, surreal dreamscapes and weird atmospheres than a coherent story. ‐ Radio Times
Posted Apr 9, 2015
5/5 100% Blade Runner (The Final Cut) (1982) Scott's visionary thriller makes the acid rain/neon-drenched Los Angeles of 2019 a far colder, more violent and depressing place. ‐ Radio Times
Posted Apr 2, 2015
4/5 79% Furious 7 (2015) The monster muscle-car franchise continues to relentlessly assault the senses in this globe-trotting sequel, with horror maestro James Wan's direction adding extra high-style brilliance to proceedings. ‐ Radio Times
Posted Apr 2, 2015
2/5 61% Robot Overlords (2015) Feels like an artefact from the Children's Film Foundation era, only with misplaced adult humour and bad language. ‐ Radio Times
Posted Mar 26, 2015
4/5 80% The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water (2015) Under the expert guidance of TV series writer/director Paul Tibbitt, sophisticated adult gags jostle with inspired childish silliness, each element dovetailing for increased inventiveness. ‐ Radio Times
Posted Mar 26, 2015
3/5 47% Home (2015) ET meets Lilo & Stitch in this sweet, screwball culture clash comedy adapted from Adam Rex's children's novel The True Meaning of Smekday. ‐ Radio Times
Posted Mar 19, 2015
4/5 90% After Hours (1985) It's weird, wonderful and wildly funny. ‐ Radio Times
Posted Mar 18, 2015
4/5 88% Naked (1993) Leigh's bravura mix of comedy, tragedy, violence and warmth marks this uncompromising exposé as British film-making at its finest. ‐ Radio Times
Posted Mar 4, 2015
4/5 63% The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (2015) Another irresistible swirl of heart-warming life lessons, funny valentines and intoxicating local Indian colour, this captivating sequel is not second best at all, more a worthy companion piece to the 2011 crowd-pleaser. ‐ Radio Times
Posted Feb 26, 2015
4/5 83% Cinderella (2015) Uplifting and full of that hard-to-capture sparkling sense of wonder, this is an enthralling addition to the trustworthy Disney brand of memorable, magical fairy tales. ‐ Radio Times
Posted Feb 25, 2015
3/5 35% Project Almanac (2015) A hectic but better than expected entertainment. ‐ Radio Times
Posted Feb 20, 2015
3/5 84% Predestination (2015) A thoughtful, if wonky, small-scale epic of retro-futurism. ‐ Radio Times
Posted Feb 20, 2015
3/5 64% Trash (2015) The three non-professionals playing the rubbish-sifting comrades exude a believable solidarity and charismatic energy, though Brazilian star Selton Mello overdoes his role as a sadistic cop. ‐ Radio Times
Posted Jan 29, 2015
3/5 73% Cry-Baby (1990) The nostalgic delights in Waters's reform school drool are often more subtle than his other period offering, Hairspray, but it's still a polished debunking of pop culture from the "Pope of Trash". ‐ Radio Times
Posted Jan 21, 2015
4/5 72% American Sniper (2015) A confident yet thoughtful performance from a bulked-up Bradley Cooper is the solid centre of director Clint Eastwood's absorbingly matter-of-fact biopic of the most lethal sniper in US military history. ‐ Radio Times
Posted Jan 16, 2015
3/5 71% Into the Woods (2014) Works on most of its profound levels. ‐ Radio Times
Posted Jan 9, 2015
3/5 21% The Woman in Black 2 Angel of Death (2015) The denouement is unexpected and satisfying, while the peril provided by the Second World War backdrop cleverly matches the supernatural suspense. ‐ Radio Times
Posted Dec 26, 2014