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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
2/5 30% Dead in a Week (Or Your Money Back) (2018) Dead in a Week is striving for a weirdly sentimental kind of black-comic farce and it doesn't work...‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Nov 15, 2018
4/5 82% 9 to 5 (1980) 9 to 5 is tremendous fun.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Nov 15, 2018
3/5 100% Bros: After the Screaming Stops (2018) Bizarre and perhaps unintentionally gripping...‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Nov 9, 2018
3/5 58% Outlaw King (2018) This is an efficient and watchable film...‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Nov 9, 2018
3/5 39% Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald (2018) The architectural detail of JK Rowling's creativity is as awe-inspiring as ever.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Nov 8, 2018
3/5 No Score Yet Magic Medicine (2018) An intriguing, inconclusive film about an intriguing, inconclusive drug trial.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Nov 8, 2018
3/5 No Score Yet Coldplay: A Head Full of Dreams (2018) This is a watchable, if blandly celebratory and unchallenging portrait of a massive rock institution.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Nov 7, 2018
3/5 100% Waru (2017) Perhaps not every section works. But Waru lingers, disquietingly, in the mind.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Nov 7, 2018
1/5 80% Overlord (2018) Everyone involved in this film might want to reflect that Nazi medical experimentation during the second world war did in fact happen, under circumstances other than these.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Nov 7, 2018
2/5 91% They'll Love Me When I'm Dead (2018) This documentary is an oddity.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Nov 2, 2018
84% The Others (2001) It is well constructed, as opposed to incompetently deconstructed.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Oct 29, 2018
3/5 84% Possum (2018) It is deadly serious, but carries with it an echo or ghost of how this same material could have been played as ironic black comedy.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Oct 24, 2018
3/5 92% Stan & Ollie (2018) It has a persuasive feel for this twilight of the comedy gods.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Oct 21, 2018
53% Scary Movie (2000) The Wayans brothers just want to make us laugh... And for the first 20 minutes, they do. After that the gag-rate plummets, and it's a long haul to the credits.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Oct 19, 2018
3/5 70% Assassination Nation (2018) Assassination Nation has got a little of the teen satire of Heathers, and there's a sense memory of 90s-00s suburban pictures such as Election, American Beauty and Ghost World.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Oct 19, 2018
4/5 52% An Evening with Beverly Luff Linn (2018) This comedy's target audience may feel that the market is already saturated with cult college humour. But it is very funny, and the song about football referees is quietly amazing.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Oct 19, 2018
4/5 82% VS. (2018) It's about a young white rapper who has issues with his mother, and naturally it may owe something to Curtis Hanson's 8 Mile from 2003, starring Eminem, but I enjoyed this more.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Oct 18, 2018
4/5 No Score Yet Voyageuse (2018) This film is a vivid portrait of an embattled and passionate woman.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Oct 18, 2018
2/5 41% Touch Me Not (2018) People will want to make their own minds up about the film, but for me there is something worryingly crass and naïve in it.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Oct 18, 2018
5/5 96% Orphée (Orpheus) (1950) It has the mystery and elasticity of a dream, and all the farcical comic horror of chancing across the intricate contents of the Blessed Virgin's lingerie collection.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Oct 18, 2018
4/5 96% The Hate U Give (2018) The Hate U Give has a fierce storytelling grip.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Oct 18, 2018
3/5 81% Fahrenheit 11/9 (2018) Moore tells America to keep the faith, keep fighting the good fight. That message is just about discernible in the fog of pain.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Oct 17, 2018
3/5 95% Ray & Liz (2018) The whole film is like an incomplete fragment, intriguing if frustrating.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Oct 17, 2018
4/5 79% Halloween (2018) Entirely riveting.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Oct 17, 2018
5/5 97% They Shall Not Grow Old (2018) As an act of popular history, They Shall Not Grow Old is outstanding.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Oct 16, 2018
3/5 100% Been So Long (2018) Been So Long is a likable movie with a big heart.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Oct 14, 2018
4/5 No Score Yet Sometimes Always Never (2018) This film is a distinct, articulate pleasure.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Oct 13, 2018
3/5 92% Happy New Year, Colin Burstead (2018) Every minute of this film has something of interest, every frame is well composed. And yet I admit I found there was something a bit contrived and unreal about it, like an epic improv session.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Oct 13, 2018
3/5 No Score Yet Make Me Up (2018) It is genuinely very strange - and refreshing to find something without the reassuring form of a story or even the obvious form of anything at all.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Oct 12, 2018
3/5 No Score Yet Pili (2017) With a compassionate and imaginative boldness, first-time British feature director Leanne Welham has shot a film about HIV in Tanzania.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Oct 11, 2018
3/5 85% Nancy (2018) Good performances and interesting, though undeveloped narrative ideas in this debut feature from writer-director Christina Choe.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Oct 11, 2018
4/5 91% Widows (2018) It is a film with a sledgehammer punch.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Oct 10, 2018
3/5 73% Bad Times at the El Royale (2018) It's an ingenious puzzle with phased character revelations, but this longish film finally promises a bit more than it delivers.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Oct 10, 2018
4/5 92% Mandy (2018) There really are some extraordinary scenes.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Oct 10, 2018
4/5 100% My Twentieth Century (Az én XX. századom) (1990) An elegant midsummer, end-century night's dream of a film, with an elusive, gossamer lightness.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Oct 5, 2018
3/5 91% Kusama: Infinity (2018) A respectful and valuable tribute.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Oct 5, 2018
4/5 97% Columbus (2017) This is a challengingly intelligent film, and Richardson is just superb.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Oct 5, 2018
3/5 79% 22 July (2018) This is a heartfelt piece of work from Greengrass, but the blaze of passion is missing.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Oct 4, 2018
1/5 29% Venom (2018) Venom is riddled with the poison of dullness.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Oct 2, 2018
53% The Notebook (2004) Dentistry in the Renaissance could not have been more painful than watching this.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Oct 1, 2018
2/5 33% Johnny English Strikes Again (2018) The humour feels as if it is pitched at kids rather than adults, and for me Johnny English's wacky misadventures aren't as inventive and focused as Atkinson's silent-movie gags in the persona of Bean.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Sep 30, 2018
3/5 100% Two for Joy (2018) A confident, good-looking, heartfelt film in the pastoral social-realist style, with strong performances from an excellent cast, including Samantha Morton and Daniel Mays.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Sep 27, 2018
3/5 82% The Oslo Diaries (2018) Like a sombre archaeological dig, this documentary disinters the 1990s Oslo peace process between Israel and the Palestinian Liberation Organisation.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Sep 27, 2018
2/5 29% Night School (2018) All the ingredients for a perfectly reasonable comedy would appear to be in place, but nothing catches fire, basically because Hart really has no one to play off.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Sep 27, 2018
2/5 14% Dusty and Me (2016) It's a strange, gritless oyster of a film, more feelbland than feelgood.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Sep 26, 2018
4/5 89% Skate Kitchen (2018) Gives its audience a sense of the almost pastoral innocence of skateboarding, its devotion to nothing more or less than having fun: a subversive urban vocation that is devoted to the art of pleasure.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Sep 26, 2018
4/5 76% Black '47 (2018) Black 47 is a viscerally tough and uncompromisingly violent picture, something like an exploitation shocker at times, though with real insights.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Sep 26, 2018
4/5 83% Never Here (2017) A disquieting and mysterious mirage of a film.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Sep 20, 2018
4/5 99% Faces Places (Visages, villages) (2017) A beguiling and utterly unique piece of work.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Sep 20, 2018
5/5 82% The Big Lebowski (1998) One of a kind.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Sep 20, 2018