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Jane Crowther

Jane Crowther
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
4/5 No Score Yet Another Life (2001) Though elegantly filmed, incandescent and dreamlike, it is the subtle and compelling performances by Moran, Gruffud, and Little which really make this historical postscript fizz with scorching sensuality.‐ BBC.com
Read More | Posted Aug 23, 2018
78% Atomic Blonde (2017) Who do we thank for this refreshing take on the smash-'em-up genre and this thoroughly modern woman in a Bechdel-beating blockbuster?... Thank Charlize Theron‐ Glamour (UK)
Read More | Posted Aug 23, 2018
2/5 22% The Canyons (2013) On paper, the ingredients for an intriguing combo of life-art crossover, artistic schadenfreude and nihilist gloss. But lord, it's cheap and weak. ‐ Total Film
Read More | Posted Aug 23, 2018
3/5 97% Mud (2013) With a lack of sentimentality, the appealingly naturalistic performances of the two boys and a slow-burn build-up to an explosive finale, it's a charming, redolent and unexpected pastoral that both intrigues and moves.‐ Total Film
Read More | Posted Aug 23, 2018
2/5 53% Holy Rollers (2010) We have seen this all before; from Jesse Eisenberg's trademark jitters and speedy speech to the inevitable tragic story arc and the morphing of smalltime dabbler to swaggering kingpin, undone by over-confidence. Oy vey.‐ Total Film
Read More | Posted Aug 23, 2018
4/5 93% The Kids Are All Right (2010) It is Bening who sears as a likeable jumble of contradictions... It's a masterclass - and reason enough to buy your ticket.‐ Total Film
Read More | Posted Aug 23, 2018
3/5 51% The Switch (2010) While Aniston gets stuck playing an undercooked neurotic cipher, Bateman knocks it out of the park with his physical clowning and easy-breezy bonding scenes with newcomer Thomas Robinson.‐ Total Film
Read More | Posted Aug 23, 2018
3/5 42% The Rebound (2009) The Rebound does nothing new but does it, for the most part, well. Zeta-Jones and Bartha have sweet chemistry together and it's refreshing to see her portray uncertainty with elements of frumpiness and doggedness. ‐ Total Film
Read More | Posted Aug 23, 2018
3/5 76% Nanny McPhee Returns (2010) Though cute, sweet and rammed with enchanted animals, McPhee falls a smidgeon short of the original's charm with a plodding pace... But like McPhee herself, it's hard not to like this cinematic hug - warts and all.‐ Total Film
Read More | Posted Aug 23, 2018
4/5 99% Lady Bird (2017) Smart, funny and emotional, Lady Bird is a Trojan horse movie - sneaking its way into hearts and minds via well-worn tropes.‐ Total Film
Read More | Posted Feb 12, 2018
4/5 88% The Post (2018) A timely look at a fight to be heard - in the boardroom or the press - that's elegant without being electric.‐ Total Film
Read More | Posted Jan 15, 2018
5/5 92% Dunkirk (2017) Haunting, thrilling and emotional, Dunkirk is a prestige pic with guts and glory that demands multiple views.‐ Total Film
Read More | Posted Jul 17, 2017
5/5 79% The Beguiled (2017) Witty, menacing and steamy (in every sense), The Beguiled is an intelligent update and Coppola's best work to date. Oscars await.‐ Total Film
Read More | Posted Jul 10, 2017
5/5 86% The Lost City of Z (2017) With lush visuals, intelligent performances and a lingering lyricism, this is an instant classic that cements Hunnam's star power.‐ Total Film
Read More | Posted Mar 20, 2017
3/5 35% Live By Night (2017) Despite various beautifully orchestrated set-pieces, narratively the whole thing feels as oddly empty as a prohibition liquor bottle.‐ Total Film
Read More | Posted Jan 11, 2017
3/5 77% Elvis & Nixon (2016) An amusing but slight snapshot of two men disconnected from their personas.‐ Total Film
Read More | Posted Jan 3, 2017
3/5 67% Whiskey Tango Foxtrot (2016) Entertaining but problematic, WTF almost hits the target but is scuppered by friendly fire.‐ Total Film
Read More | Posted Jan 2, 2017
3/5 36% The Legend of Tarzan (2016) A diverting-enough romp that suffers from following The Jungle Book and never swings into full-throttle thrills.‐ Total Film
Read More | Posted Jan 2, 2017
3/5 60% Allied (2016) Ravishing without being riveting, this is polished period entertainment in the traditional matinee sense. But Casablanca it ain't.‐ Total Film
Read More | Posted Nov 28, 2016
3/5 77% A Street Cat Named Bob (2016) What works on the page seems slight on screen. That's not to say it isn't life-affirming, it's just not quite the cat's pyjamas.‐ Total Film
Read More | Posted Nov 2, 2016
4/5 78% Bridget Jones's Baby (2016) A warm, witty and welcome return - intelligently evolved and an absolute hoot. As Bridget would say: 'v.good'.‐ Total Film
Read More | Posted Sep 5, 2016
3/5 9% Point Break (2015) An enjoyably dopey actioner best viewed as a homage rather than a remake. Not a barrel ride, but no wipeout either.‐ Total Film
Read More | Posted Feb 1, 2016
3/5 26% Vacation (2015) Kids of the '80s who grew up watching the original on a worn-out VHS during summer holidays will feel postmodern warm-fuzzies, but Vacation virgins shouldn't feel left out.‐ Total Film
Read More | Posted Aug 17, 2015
4/5 85% Far From the Madding Crowd (2015) The heart of the tale is driven by Sheen's delicately proud, pained performance as the third man. And it's in scenes with Sheen that Mulligan is at her sparkling and most seductive best.‐ Total Film
Read More | Posted May 12, 2015
3/5 80% The Fault In Our Stars (2014) A faithful adap that walks the mawk line thanks to the Woodley's naturalistic charm consolidating her standing as a compelling actress who can lead a film.‐ Total Film
Read More | Posted Jun 16, 2014
4/5 51% Maleficent (2014) Screenwriter Linda Woolverton gives both cast and audience something satisfying to chew on in re-vamping a traditionally misogynist fairytale that perpetuates fear of female puberty, sexual awakening and jealousy.‐ Total Film
Read More | Posted May 28, 2014
4/5 86% Field of Dreams (1989) Rightfully a ballgame classic, this is sentimental nonsense, sure, but charmingly so.‐ Total Film
Read More | Posted May 6, 2014
2/5 27% The Love Punch (2014) Tonally wonky, comedically creaky and confuses light-as-a-soufflé with just plain silly.‐ Total Film
Read More | Posted Apr 14, 2014
3/5 67% Elysium (2013) Slick and stylish, Elysium shines like the space station at its core - and feels as sterile and generic, too.‐ Total Film
Read More | Posted Aug 6, 2013
3/5 49% The Great Gatsby (2013) Like Gatsby himself, the movie's a handsome attraction whose dizzying/vulgar wealth is unashamedly flaunted to court favour with bright young things.‐ Total Film
Read More | Posted May 15, 2013
4/5 92% What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? (1962) Remains a masterclass in 'uglying up' and a relevant comment on the destructive nature of celebrity.‐ Total Film
Read More | Posted Dec 4, 2012
3/5 67% Lawless (2012) Stylish and savage, but nothing you haven't seen before.‐ Total Film
Read More | Posted Sep 3, 2012
3/5 41% Rock of Ages (2012) Disposable, overly long fun best enjoyed with BFFs and a bevvie.‐ Total Film
Read More | Posted Jun 13, 2012
3/5 27% Bel Ami (2012) A good-looking yet curiously tame adaptation of a saucy classic that showcases Pattinson's ambition if not his full abilities.‐ Total Film
Read More | Posted Feb 27, 2012
2/5 63% Blood Car (2007) A mumblecore mix of social commentary, black humour and fanboy salute that's either the Emperor's New Clothes or bonkers-brilliant.‐ Total Film
Read More | Posted Feb 13, 2012
3/5 43% Silent House (2012) The cleverly and handsomely achieved gimmick compensates for troublesome motivation and suspension of disbelief issues to make this a genuinely fresh treat for horror fans.‐ Total Film
Read More | Posted Jan 3, 2012
75% The Help (2011) A faithful, heart-warming adaptation that will satisfy fans of the book, divert the uninitiated and tickle the Academy's fancy.‐ Total Film
Read More | Posted Oct 31, 2011
4/5 33% The Hangover Part II (2011) Darker and meaner than the original but just as funny and horrifying.‐ Total Film
Read More | Posted May 23, 2011
2/4 25% Arthur (2011) Back in 1981 Dudley Moore won an Oscar nod for Arthur. It's safe to say, Russell Brand will not.‐ Total Film
Read More | Posted Apr 20, 2011
3/5 34% Hall Pass (2011) If you're looking for an amiable giggle that both sexes will find horribly recognisable - plus poo and penis gags - Hall Pass is worth the babysitting money.‐ Total Film
Read More | Posted Mar 9, 2011
2/5 32% How Do You Know (2010) How do you know you've got a dud? When a cast this talented and determined can't lift a soporific screenplay to entertaining heights.‐ Total Film
Read More | Posted Jan 28, 2011
3/5 49% Love and Other Drugs (2010) Sharp, softcore smutty, sweet and silly, Love & Other Drugs, like Viagra, provides an easy 'up' on a slow weekend.‐ Total Film
Read More | Posted Dec 22, 2010
3/5 36% Burlesque (2010) Oh God, it's terrible ... but God, it's wonderful.‐ Total Film
Read More | Posted Dec 13, 2010
4/5 70% Somewhere (2010) Self indulgent, repetitive, ambivalent. Loaded with long pauses and unblinking shots. Perhaps even pretentious. But it's also evocative, hypnotic, wry, moving and, like Lost In Translation, open to interpretation.‐ Total Film
Read More | Posted Dec 8, 2010
3/5 69% The Runaways (2010) For the most part it works, thanks to painstaking recreations of hazy disco-era dive bars, faded roller rinks and seedy motels, plus a ballsy performance by Kristen Stewart.‐ Total Film
Read More | Posted Sep 10, 2010
3/5 48% The Twilight Saga: Eclipse (2010) Not as good as Twilight, not as bad as New Moon, Eclipse is decent teen cinema that will thrill fans and mollify their accompaniers. Can't wait for the caesarean-by- teeth in the next one...‐ Total Film
Posted Jul 7, 2010
3/5 15% Sex and the City 2 (2010) Disposable, glitzy fun lacking depth or staying power, Sex And The City 2 is the cinematic version of karaoke: a giddy, silly hoot best enjoyed in tipsy groups.‐ Total Film
Read More | Posted May 27, 2010
2/5 32% My Last Five Girlfriends (2009) Some flatly drawn characters, contrived sojourns from the story and a niggling sense of smugness make this a disappointing triumph of gimmickry over heart.‐ Total Film
Read More | Posted Mar 16, 2010
2/5 18% Valentine's Day (2010) Ultra-sweet, safe and sporadically heartwarming, this never makes the most of its cast but will no doubt be bulletproof at the box office. Coal-black hearts, you've been warned...‐ Total Film
Read More | Posted Feb 16, 2010
3/5 66% Youth in Revolt (2010) Whimsical, saucy, funny and achingly embarrassing, this is a beguiling if derivative goodboy- spins-out farce. But Cera really should make this his dweeb swansong lest he outstay his welcome.‐ Total Film
Read More | Posted Feb 5, 2010