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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
4/5 74% Black Mass (2015) Though the women could be stronger and the accents occasionally jar, cooper's study of moral corruption enthrals. ‐ Total Film
Posted Nov 23, 2015
4/5 56% Minions (2015) A Despicable Me spin-off so busy, witty and all-round entertaining you won't have time to pine for the absent Steve Carell. ‐ Total Film
Posted Jun 23, 2015
3/5 64% We Are Monster (2015) Missteps apart, however, Monster remains a compelling dissection of a diseased young mind. ‐ Total Film
Posted May 11, 2015
3/5 62% MI-5 (Spooks: The Greater Good) (2015) It doesn't exactly soar and the lack of levity grates, yet the Spooks movie still delivers some appealingly old-school mayhem ... ‐ Total Film
Posted May 7, 2015
3/5 18% Monsters: Dark Continent (2015) Ambitiously staged and impressively shot, Monsters: Dark Continent makes a bold stab at mounting a franchise but lacks the vision and surprise of its predecessor. ‐ Total Film
Posted Apr 27, 2015
3/5 52% Stonehearst Asylum (2014) This is not, we'd wager, the film its director intended. Yet it's worth watching ... ‐ Total Film
Posted Apr 20, 2015
4/5 61% Robot Overlords (2015) 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. ‐ Total Film
Posted Mar 24, 2015
5/5 94% 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. ‐ Total Film
Posted Feb 22, 2015
4/5 97% 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. ‐ Total Film
Posted Feb 17, 2015
4/5 72% American Sniper (2015) Cooper's performance grounds a solid, authentic drama - Eastwood's best since Letters From Iwo Jima - that is less about one single field of combat than the price of war itself. ‐ Total Film
Posted Jan 15, 2015
2/5 11% Taken 3 (2015) Liam Neeson cuts a rather sorry figure in what's less a final flourish for the series than a prolonged death rattle. ‐ Total Film
Posted Jan 8, 2015
3/5 48% Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb (2014) "We're making a terrible mistake!" somebody yells during this sequel's '30s prologue. What follows proves that dire prediction to be unfounded. ‐ Total Film
Posted Dec 23, 2014
3/5 92% Arthur Christmas (2011) Arthur is at its best during a world tour that takes McAvoy, his granddad and their sleigh from Toronto to the Serengeti. But often it seems familiar. ‐ Total Film
Posted Dec 14, 2014
5/5 98% Mr. Turner (2014) Rarely has watching paint dry been so fascinating. ‐ Total Film
Posted Oct 27, 2014
2/5 17% Serena (2015) Handsome production values notwithstanding, Bier's drama is all bark and largely trite. ‐ Total Film
Posted Oct 22, 2014
2/5 67% Dolphin Tale 2 (2014) Admirable intentions are no substitute for a compelling storyline. ‐ Total Film
Posted Oct 11, 2014
3/5 63% Gold (2014) If it was indeed Niall Heery's aim to transplant The Royal Tenenbaums to suburban Dublin, he's done an OK job - Nesbitt's even wearing Ben Stiller's tracksuit. ‐ Total Film
Posted Oct 11, 2014
4/5 88% Filmed In Supermarionation (2014) Lovingly assembled ... ‐ Total Film
Posted Oct 6, 2014
5/5 91% Le Jour se lève (Daybreak) (1939) Marcel Carné's masterpiece of French poetic realism ... ‐ Total Film
Posted Sep 30, 2014
3/5 74% Margaret (2011) If two and a half hours in the company of quarrelsome, self-absorbed New Yorkers don't sound too punishing, there's much to like. ‐ Total Film
Posted Sep 29, 2014
4/5 65% The Riot Club (Posh) (2015) Adapting her own savagely funny play Posh, Laura Wade betters it by adding an additional female presence (Holliday Grainger) who sees these Bullingdon bullies at their worst. ‐ Total Film
Posted Sep 15, 2014
4/5 92% Pride (2014) A feel-good charmer with an important message, Pride will have you clutching your sides, wiping your eyes and punching the air in triumph. Could this be this decade's Full Monty? ‐ Total Film
Posted Sep 8, 2014
4/5 79% Attila Marcel (2014) Tuneful flashbacks supply fantastical punctuation to a film that sees Chomet pay elaborate homage to everyone from Jacques Demy to Marcel Proust. ‐ Total Film
Posted Sep 1, 2014
3/5 65% Life Of Crime (2014) The twists lean towards the glib, but any time in Leonard's world is rarely time wasted - especially now he's no longer around to share it with us. ‐ Total Film
Posted Sep 1, 2014
3/5 93% The Internet's Own Boy: The Story of Aaron Swartz (2014) A moving documentary ... ‐ Total Film
Posted Aug 25, 2014
4/5 19% Let's Be Cops (2014) The only thing missing is a sequel. ‐ Total Film
Posted Aug 25, 2014
2/5 43% Step Up: All In (2014) As its title suggests, this is pretty much the last throw of the dice for a dance saga that more ran out of juice a couple of sequels ago. The set-pieces, though, still deliver the requisite pizzazz. ‐ Total Film
Posted Aug 22, 2014
4/5 71% What If (2014) What If is a winning diversion that punches well above its weight thanks to two well-cast leads and a terrific supporting turn from Driver. ‐ Total Film
Posted Aug 18, 2014
3/5 37% God's Pocket (2014) Slattery's flick depicts its close-knit, blue-collar community with economy and insight. ‐ Total Film
Posted Aug 4, 2014
2/5 10% The Nut Job (2014) Makes as little of its furry leads as it does of its '50s setting. ‐ Total Film
Posted Jul 31, 2014
3/5 60% Hercules (2014) It's a bold take on a swords and sandals staple, yet it's one that pays unexpected dividends. ‐ SFX Magazine
Posted Jul 25, 2014
2/5 56% The Purge: Anarchy (2014) Writer/director James DeMonaco appears to have developed some delusions of grandeur since the first film hit paydirt. ‐ Total Film
Posted Jul 25, 2014
1/5 0% Pudsey the Dog: The Movie (2014) A flick that has about as much use for his former co-star, trainer Ashleigh Butler, as it does for originality, wit or subtlety. ‐ Total Film
Posted Jul 23, 2014
4/5 96% I Am Divine (2013) High camp and low trash make an entertaining combo in an overdue homage to a fearless trailblazer. ‐ Total Film
Posted Jul 14, 2014
2/5 36% Goddess (2013) Sadly, this Goddess falls a long way short of divine. ‐ Total Film
Posted Jul 10, 2014
4/5 92% How to Train Your Dragon 2 (2014) Bigger, braver and even more visually rewarding than the original, it's an ambitious attempt to extend the scope of its predecessor without sacrificing the charm, humour and excitement that made that so appealing. ‐ SFX Magazine
Posted Jul 10, 2014
3/5 68% The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared (2015) A film that might not always make sense, but is never dull. ‐ Total Film
Posted Jun 30, 2014
3/5 63% For No Good Reason (2014) Though friendly and humorous in his jaunty nautical cap, Steadman seems reluctant to give much away about his private life. Fortunately his work - scabrous, anarchic and utterly merciless - more than speaks for itself. ‐ Total Film
Posted Jun 20, 2014
3/5 50% NOW: In the Wings on a World Stage (2014) Shamelessly partisan, Jeremy Whelehan's film combines thoughtful pontificating with rather too many tributes to Spacey's leadership and generosity. ‐ Total Film
Posted Jun 20, 2014
2/5 44% The Art of the Steal (2014) In the end, alas, it's the viewer who will leave feeling conned. ‐ Total Film
Posted Jun 16, 2014
2/5 14% Blended (2014) Adam Sandler and Drew Barrymore take The Brady Bunch to Africa in their third on-screen pairing, a coarse romcom that not even their proven chemistry can salvage. ‐ Total Film
Posted May 26, 2014
4/5 89% Run & Jump (2014) Steph Green's thoughtful debut feature builds on the success of her Oscar-nommed 2007 short New Boy, largely by retaining its eloquent empathy for the outsider. ‐ Total Film
Posted May 19, 2014
3/5 41% In Secret (2014) More glum than gripping. ‐ Total Film
Posted May 13, 2014
2/5 19% Tarzan (2014) Having trashed one icon in The Legend Of Hercules, Kellan Lutz shafts another with vocals admittedly well-suited to the muscle-bound mannequin. ‐ Total Film
Posted May 5, 2014
2/5 50% We Are The Freaks (2013) Mohawked rich kid Chunks (Sean Teale) is alone in leaving an impression, though only by being the most obnoxious one. ‐ Total Film
Posted Apr 21, 2014
2/5 46% Honour (2014) A serious subject receives a simplistic treatment in an ill-conceived thriller in which the emotive (and timely) issue of honour killings becomes just another plot device. ‐ Total Film
Posted Mar 31, 2014
3/5 94% A Story Of Children And Film (2014) Our host's lilting voiceover remains an acquired taste, but his boundless passion is never in question. ‐ Total Film
Posted Mar 31, 2014
1/5 38% The Fold (2014) John Jencks' drama boasts some nice Cornish scenery, but it's not enough to offset the clunky dialogue, overwrought performances and Richards' inability to convince us she's a violin-playing prodigy. ‐ Total Film
Posted Mar 24, 2014
3/5 43% 300: Rise of an Empire (2014) There's more than enough to keep you entertained and diverted. ‐ Total Film
Posted Mar 5, 2014
1/5 15% Endless Love (2014) Shana Feste's bland and timid remake will be lucky to be remembered beyond this paragraph. ‐ Total Film
Posted Feb 26, 2014