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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
4/5 89% Pin Cushion (2018) A coming-of-age story which slides between fairytale hopes and the nightmare of daily life.‐ Daily Mail (UK)
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2/5 47% Marrowbone (2018) Will satisfy neither horror fans, nor a young adult audience.‐ Daily Mail (UK)
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4/5 94% First Reformed (2018) An eccentric and peculiarly gripping film from veteran director Paul Schrader.‐ Daily Mail (UK)
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3/5 49% Skyscraper (2018) The action is gravity (and sanity) defying, but The Rock is such a warm, convincing presence you forgive the silliness.‐ Daily Mail (UK)
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5/5 94% Incredibles 2 (2018) A film which is as delightful as the original.‐ Daily Mail (UK)
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1/5 22% Terminal (2018) The main mystery here is how so many smart actors ended up in this stinker.‐ Daily Mail (UK)
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2/5 67% Ideal Home (2018) There are some laughs, but Ideal Home feels embarrassingly outdated with its homosexual jokes and assumption that it's a big deal for men to be parents.‐ Daily Mail (UK)
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3/5 53% The First Purge (2018) This new take makes an old story freshly resonant.‐ Daily Mail (UK)
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4/5 88% Whitney (2018) A disturbing picture of the isolation of celebrity. The film makes you deeply aware of just how much was lost.‐ Daily Mail (UK)
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3/5 43% Swimming with Men (2018) Comedian Brydon gains our sympathy as Eric, a bored accountant with a sagging marriage and a growing and inexplicable feeling of panic about his life in suburbia.‐ Daily Mail (UK)
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4/5 39% Mary Shelley (2018) It's Jane Austen with sex and drugs and poetry. What's not to like?‐ Daily Mail (UK)
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82% The Armstrong Lie (2013) The tale is fascinating, not just for cycling enthusiasts, but connoisseurs of the human condition.‐ Times (UK)
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22% That Awkward Moment (2014) Imagine the television series Friends with a lobotomy, and you are near to comprehending the crassness of That Awkward Moment.‐ Times (UK)
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64% The Patrol (2013) Unfortunately, the cast is wooden, the script crunchy with cliché and the budget too tiny for even an appearance of the enemy.‐ Times (UK)
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81% An Oversimplification Of Her Beauty (2013) This is as fresh as it is self-indulgent, an intelligent piece of navel-gazing. The film loses momentum in the last third, but if this is his calling card, Nance is a young film-maker worth watching.‐ Times (UK)
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93% Dallas Buyers Club (2013) Sometimes a character punches through the screen, beyond the film containing him. Matthew McConaughey's performance as an HIV-positive cowboy in Dallas Buyers Club is one of those moments.‐ Times (UK)
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30% The Monuments Men (2014) George Clooney's simplistic wartime art heist movie staggers between parody and sincerity, failing at both.‐ Times (UK)
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51% Stalingrad (2014) The director's enthusiasm for the medium cannot be underestimated: warplanes loom from the screen, machineguns splatter in your face, and spectacular flaming flyovers over the Volga abound.‐ Times (UK)
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75% Nymphomaniac: Volume I (2014) This is Nordic-noir sex, enveloped in a film as complex as it is unforgettable.‐ Times (UK)
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88% Funny Face (1957) The great photographer Richard Avedon curated the titles and exquisitely coloured stills of Hepburn in the latest collection from Givenchy, and each one is poster-perfect. The plot, such as it is, is full of lighthearted fun.‐ Times (UK)
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80% Lamb Of God's As The Palaces Burn (2014) As the Palaces Burn is a documentary on the heavy metal band Lamb of God, and obviously a must for their fans.‐ Times (UK)
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93% Yurusarezaru mono (Unforgiven) (2014) While Eastwood provided agonised, end-of-era minimalism as an ageing shooter forced to reload one final time to feed his children, the Japanese version leaps off into wild tangents and indulges in seeping wounds and spurting gore.‐ Times (UK)
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46% The Book Thief (2013) The film is hamstrung by the novel's structure, unsure whether to be a 12A-certificate family outing, or to luxuriate in morbid irony.‐ Times (UK)
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100% Open City (1946) The neo-realist film's genius lies in a slow undertow, inexorably dragging the audience from laughter to tears.‐ Times (UK)
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91% The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014) Discerning travellers and Wes Anderson fans will luxuriate in the glorious Mittel-European kitsch of one of the director's funniest and most exquisitely designed movies in years.‐ Times (UK)
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73% Plot for Peace (2014) A surprising reassessment of troubled times.‐ Times (UK)
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79% The Bachelor's Weekend (2014) The Stag tries to play on its Irish comic charm and falls flat.‐ Times (UK)
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83% Suzanne (2013) Suzanne's youthful lightness and hope is constantly crushed by events, and her attraction to the wrong men. ‐ Times (UK)
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79% Veronica Mars (2014) Perhaps you need to be a lover of the original series to fully appreciate this latest effort.‐ Times (UK)
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82% Salvo (2014) With Salvo, the first-time Italian writer-directors Fabio Grassadonia and Antonio Piazza have created a Mafia thriller that takes a surprising turn from business into salvation and miracle.‐ Times (UK)
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40% Peter Gabriel: Back To Front (2014) The film was a run-for-the-door screaming wrist-slitter for me, but I sat through it on behalf of hardcore Gabriel and Genesis lovers, just in case anything interesting happened. Nada.‐ Times (UK)
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76% The Machine (2014) The result is a tad predictable.‐ Times (UK)
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44% Yves Saint Laurent (2014) Directed by Jalil Lespert, the film has a peculiar voiceover from Bergé, and eventually peters out in a mess of petty jealousies, drugs and illness.‐ Times (UK)
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71% Romeo And Juliet (Broadway Hd) (2014) Directed by David Leveaux, this film of the stage show is clunky, with sudden close-ups that seem out of place.‐ Times (UK)
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80% The Borderlands (2014) The words "low-budget found-footage horror film" usually signal disaster... Not so for The Borderlands, which turns out to be a smart, funny and genuinely spooky movie, and British to boot.‐ Times (UK)
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99% 20 Feet From Stardom (2013) Artists including Mick Jagger talk about their backing singers -- and the soundtrack is, of course, heavenly.‐ Times (UK)
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93% Le passé (The Past) (2013) No one wins in this ambiguous, accomplished film, which ends by burdening the audience with a secret that none of the characters will ever know.‐ Times (UK)
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78% Tom at the Farm (2015) It's all a bit improbable, but Dolan -- who claimed never to have watched any Hitchcock before filming -- pulls off a Master-of-Suspense Psycho-drama, down to the scraping, disturbed violins.‐ Times (UK)
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69% The Motel Life (2013) The film is more downbeat than tense, interweaves animation sequences, and perhaps worked better in the original novel.‐ Times (UK)
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44% Honour (2014) The subject is important and timely, but gets an over the top, melodramatic, thriller treatment.‐ Times (UK)
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76% Noah (2014) Perhaps one of the Ten Commandments should be "Thou shalt not make an Old Testament epic".‐ Times (UK)
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83% The Double (2014) British director Ayoade's second film is jam-packed with witty references, from cheesy sci-fi soap operas to the long-suffering men who populate the Coen brothers' films.‐ Times (UK)
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19% The Last Days On Mars (2013) Liev Schreiber and Romola Garai struggle to find chemistry in their Mars rover, while Olivia Williams keeps her exasperation at full throttle.‐ Times (UK)
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46% The Strange Color of Your Body's Tears (2014) While rich with image, the film's plot seems to be chasing its own tail and the result is more boring than tense. ‐ Times (UK)
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No Score Yet Willow And Wind (Beed-o Baad) (1999) The director is Mohammad-Ali Talebi and the writer is Abbas Kiarostami; they prove that great film-making is possible with the simplest of tools.‐ Times (UK)
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50% Half of a Yellow Sun (2014) Director Biyi Bandele adapted the book, which was superb and gut-wrenching, but the film turns turgid and shies away from showing the true horrors of the war and is the poorer for it.‐ Times (UK)
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90% Calvary (2014) It's Gleeson who gives the performance of a lifetime as the priest.‐ Times (UK)
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96% Rebel Without a Cause (1955) With his slicked-up quiff, turned-up jeans and revved-up attitude, Dean instantly achieved icon status.‐ Times (UK)
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97% We Are the Best! (2014) The insightful and cracklingly funny story is an antidote to Hannah Montana and the shallow Hollywood teenagers on the Disney Channel, obsessed by their French manicures.‐ Times (UK)
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83% Tracks (2014) Wasikowska strips herself down to basics to take on the tough role, and does a fine job, down to the handling of runaway bull camels.‐ Times (UK)
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