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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
3/5 31% Passengers (2016) Can't decide if it's a blockbuster or a character piece and ends up being neither. ‐
Posted Dec 19, 2016
4/5 95% Moana (2016) A touch too familiar to qualify as a modern classic, Moana is a relentlessly entertaining spectacle rooted in authenticity with a talent pool so deep you can swim in it. ‐
Posted Nov 28, 2016
4/5 90% Doctor Strange (2016) The worst thing you can say about Doctor Strange is that it doesn't aim high enough. ‐
Posted Nov 3, 2016
4/5 97% Hunt for the Wilderpeople (2016) An inward-looking comedy that's not afraid to poke fun at its country's own foibles but still manages to feel like a celebration of life on a little island. ‐
Posted Sep 15, 2016
3/5 63% The Magnificent Seven (2016) They say each generation deserves their own version of a classic story, and Magnificent 7 is the version this generation deserves: polished but still remarkably unremarkable. ‐
Posted Sep 15, 2016
3/5 94% Finding Dory (2016) We're now at a point in the history of animation where animators can tell a joke with a facial expression shared between a fish and a cephalopod. ‐
Posted Jul 31, 2016
4/5 84% Star Trek Beyond (2016) It trades a nice line in the 'big dumb fun' brand of stupidity, instead of the 'hound Damon Lindelof off Twitter' variety. ‐
Posted Jul 21, 2016
2/5 48% X-Men: Apocalypse (2016) X-Men: Apocalypse is a clumsy comic-book caricature. There are literally sequences in this movie that were predicted in Deadpool. ‐
Posted May 19, 2016
5/5 90% Captain America: Civil War (2016) Arguably the movie that the previous 12 Marvel adventures have all been working towards ‐
Posted May 5, 2016
5/5 98% Zootopia (2016) It is its own cinematic zooniverse. ‐
Posted Mar 31, 2016
3/5 88% The Big Short (2015) A pseudo-documentary dressed up like a human interest ensemble when it should have felt more like a supervillain heist movie. ‐
Posted Feb 11, 2016
3/5 84% Deadpool (2016) Deadpool is the 'edgy' stand-up hired to play the corporate gig: make the company laugh, but don't make the company mad. ‐
Posted Feb 11, 2016
4/5 86% Steve Jobs (2015) Boyle's portrait of the Apple legend is a lively affair that has you convinced of one man's genius, although we're guessing that man wasn't supposed to be Aaron Sorkin. ‐
Posted Nov 22, 2015
3/5 93% Mission: Impossible Rogue Nation (2015) The movie's fuse stays lit for a good 90 minutes, but sadly it fizzles out come the disappointing climax. ‐
Posted Jul 24, 2015
4/5 56% Minions (2015) What was the funniest bit? The Minions. ‐
Posted Jul 5, 2015
1/5 25% Terminator Genisys (2015) Terminator Genisys is literally a movie that devotes more time to explaining how characters source their trousers than it does explaining their goals. ‐
Posted Jun 30, 2015
5/5 71% Jurassic World (2015) Films like Jurassic World are not just the reason why we go to the movies, they're the reason movies stay with us after we leave. ‐
Posted Jun 10, 2015
3/5 94% Spy (2015) Spy won't go down as a classic, but it is a perfectly serviceable comedy that's well cast, sharply written and furthers the feminist cause without even making it a thing. ‐
Posted Jun 10, 2015
1/5 48% San Andreas (2015) You spend the entire movie willing the earth to open up beneath their characters' feet and swallow them for the good of humankind. ‐
Posted May 26, 2015
3/5 79% Furious 7 (2015) Diesel & Statham test each other's manhood by playing a game of car chicken, smashing into each other at maximum velocity in a tunnel - Furious 7 is the Large Hardon Collider. ‐
Posted Mar 23, 2015
4/5 97% It Follows (2015) This is horror boiled down to its bones. ‐
Posted Mar 1, 2015
4/5 56% Focus (2015) There's a slinky, Soderbergh vibe in the DNA here; Focus feels like it's pitched somewhere between Out Of Sight and Ocean's Eleven. ‐
Posted Feb 24, 2015
4/5 75% Crash (2004) It's one of the best films of the year so far. ‐
Posted Feb 23, 2015
4/5 74% Kingsman: The Secret Service (2015) Kingsman is an unashamedly entertaining spy movie that'd likely raise Roger Moore's eyebrow into the stratosphere. ‐
Posted Jan 26, 2015
5/5 89% Big Hero 6 (2014) As exhausting as it is exhilarating, Big Hero 6 feels like an animation in step with an ever-changing world. ‐
Posted Jan 25, 2015
94% Whiplash (2014) In a nutshell: Judged on its own merits, Whiplash is superb: slick, authentic and infectious. ‐ Film4
Posted Jan 15, 2015
5/5 94% Whiplash (2014) Not many films can capture electricity and bottle it, but Damien Chazelle is a conductor par excellence. If the final scene doesn't move you in every sense, you're a corpse. ‐
Posted Jan 11, 2015
5/5 85% Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang (2005) Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang is notable for many things. Firstly, the pairing of Downey Jr. and Kilmer is absolutely inspired. ‐
Posted Dec 14, 2014
5/5 95% The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003) The best part in the best movie trilogy of all time. ‐
Posted Dec 8, 2014
3/5 34% Horrible Bosses 2 (2014) There's a sense here of making hay while the sun shines: just as the characters wing their way through their ill-conceived plan with a wink and a smile, so do the filmmakers. ‐
Posted Nov 18, 2014
24% Third Person (2014) By the closing credits you too will share the characters' grief, solemnly mourning 137 minutes you'll never get back. Insufferable. ‐ Film4
Posted Nov 14, 2014
4/5 71% Interstellar (2014) All the talk of Kubrick and 2001 is light years off the mark: Interstellar is the kind of space odyssey that has only shameless, monolothic entertainment on the agenda. ‐
Posted Nov 4, 2014
4/5 95% Nightcrawler (2014) Gyllenhaal has done a magnificent job transforming himself inwards, thinning out those film star looks until he resembles an unmasked Scooby Doo villain. ‐
Posted Nov 2, 2014
4/5 88% Foxcatcher (2014) A glacial, passive drama where true emotions seethe beneath a surface of calm - until they can be contained no more. ‐
Posted Oct 20, 2014
4/5 77% Fury (2014) Fury succeeds in what it sets out to do - convince you that heroism is born out of horror. ‐
Posted Oct 19, 2014
22% Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2014) This iteration of pop culture's most idiotic quartet has the IQ of a cheese pizza but it's not a total cowabungle. ‐ Film4
Posted Oct 17, 2014
3/5 22% Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2014) It aged me. I felt like my Dad trying to comprehend a Tamagotchi. ‐
Posted Oct 12, 2014
3/5 88% Gone Girl (2014) If Gone Girl's first half is a forensic dissection of a marriage that cuts like an autopsy, the second half sees the coroners cut loose, chucking guts around for fun. ‐
Posted Oct 4, 2014
2/5 17% Sex Tape (2014) Sex Tape is too busy blowing smoke up Apple's rear port to make any meaningful comment on the testy relationship between intimacy and technology. ‐
Posted Sep 5, 2014
2/5 28% Deliver Us from Evil (2014) It's scary, but it's also entertainment. It's scarentertainment. (That's awful. Forget I wrote that). ‐
Posted Aug 31, 2014
2/5 43% Frank Miller's Sin City: A Dame to Kill For (2014) Nine years after the pages first turned on Sin City, and with three major parts recast, this Dame To Kill For is sashaying into town long after everyone has lost interest. ‐
Posted Aug 19, 2014
32% The Expendables 3 (2014) Strip out the gags, the explosions and the posturing, and you see The Expendables 3 for what it really is: a bunch of knackered old men pandering to teenagers. Grim. ‐ Film4
Posted Aug 15, 2014
3/5 67% Lucy (2014) If this represents just 10% of Luc Besson's creative potency, the mind boggles at what he could achieve at full capacity. ‐
Posted Aug 14, 2014
5/5 91% Guardians of the Galaxy (2014) Guardians Of The Galaxy is one of Marvel's best films simply because it doesn't really feel like it's part of the Marvel universe at all. ‐
Posted Jul 29, 2014
4/5 56% The Purge: Anarchy (2014) A B-movie with A-grade ambitions and ideas way above its station, The Purge series feels like an incredible concept in search of filmmakers with equally high aspirations. ‐
Posted Jul 18, 2014
3/5 90% Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes (2014) A third Apes movie featuring no human characters would be the perfect evolution for a thrilling series that has itself evolved way beyond reasonable expectations. ‐
Posted Jul 14, 2014
5/5 98% Boyhood (2014) Boyhood is an astonishing body of work: a unique cinematic experience that condenses over a decade of life into three blissful hours. The kind of movie you want to swim in. ‐
Posted Jul 11, 2014
4/5 91% Live Die Repeat: Edge of Tomorrow (2014) It's taut, twisted and blackly funny in ways that only movies in which Tom Cruise gets crushed under the wheel of a truck can be. ‐
Posted May 29, 2014
4/5 74% Godzilla (2014) Godzilla stands tall in the modern pantheon of monster movies: a no-nonsense beast that makes his 90s counterpart look like a bogey with legs. ‐
Posted May 13, 2014
4/5 100% Next Goal Wins (2014) Show a non-football fan Next Goal Wins, and I guarantee that by the final whistle they'll have a new-found appreciation for the beautiful game. ‐
Posted May 2, 2014