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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
4/5 66% Vice (2018) Bale brilliantly captures the former vice-president's bland magnificence in Adam McKay's entertainingly nihilist biopic.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Dec 17, 2018
2/5 57% I, Robot (2004) [I, Robot] somehow manages to overlook the subversive potential, and it's low on wit, coming up with a good-looking but ultimately inert movie with a feeble non-ending that gave me a pain in all the diodes down my left side.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Dec 14, 2018
4/5 50% The Last Movie (1971) The film fades out but not before it's given us a brilliant, exhilarating adventure in ideas.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Dec 14, 2018
5/5 100% Khrustalyov, mashinu! (Khrustalyov, My Car!) (1998) Dreamlike scenarios unfold, fragments of gnomic dialogue tumble out, all depicted with a vivid, documentary realism.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Dec 14, 2018
3/5 66% Lizzie (2018) The element of horror is treated circumspectly, almost dispassionately, as if to douse its mythic element in as much cold reality as possible.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Dec 13, 2018
4/5 98% Free Solo (2018) I spent most of this film with my jaw on the floor.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Dec 13, 2018
3/5 76% Mary Poppins Returns (2018) I admire it for its craftsmanship and technique, like a machine for creating nostalgia.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Dec 12, 2018
2/5 69% Aquaman (2018) This is a let-down: a laborious, slow-moving and dripping wet film, barnacle-encrusted with solemnity and with a ripply-underwater production design that looks like a giant version of the kitschy items that you put in fish-tanks. ‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Dec 11, 2018
3/5 80% Meteors (Meteorlar) (2018) Perhaps this event deserves a more conventional documentary so that the world can be clearly informed of something suppressed at the time. But there is a poetic justice in Keltek's approach.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Dec 7, 2018
3/5 60% White Boy Rick (2018) The issue is not that the film focuses on a white kid, but that it doesn't seem much interested in the black lives hit disproportionately hard by the war on drugs.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Dec 7, 2018
3/5 67% Tides (2017) It's a gentle, charming study of loneliness.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Dec 7, 2018
3/5 85% Return of the Hero (Le Retour du Héros) (2018) [A] ridiculous yet enjoyable romp...‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Dec 6, 2018
3/5 92% The Old Man & the Gun (2018) Well, The Old Man & the Gun isn't a bad note for Redford to end on - certainly better than last year's unfortunately titled Our Souls at Night.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Dec 6, 2018
4/5 93% Sorry to Bother You (2018) Stanfield has a heroic lightness and calm.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Dec 6, 2018
2/5 27% Mortal Engines (2018) In all its effortful steampunkiness, Mortal Engines isn't a film which is particularly exciting or funny, and the idea of the "traction city" is a stylistic and visual design tic that you just have to take or leave.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Dec 5, 2018
5/5 No Score Yet Karnavalnaya noch (Carnival in Moscow) (1957) The action barrels along with terrific sprightliness and flair and Ilyinsky himself is a joy...‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Dec 3, 2018
4/5 87% Silent Light (Stellet licht) (2007) Reygadas communicates in a superbly controlled cinematic idiom and conjures up a hypnotic address to the viewer.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Dec 2, 2018
3/5 63% Home Alone (1990) [Culkin] is a vivid screen presence, almost incandescent with confidence.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Nov 30, 2018
5/5 93% Die Hard (1988) It's a glorious scene-stealer for Alan Rickman, though it's a credit to Willis's cheeky charisma that his scene is not in fact stolen.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Nov 29, 2018
2/5 53% Mowgli: Legend of the Jungle (2018) So we trudge back to the uncanny valley for another bout of ultra-realistic animation. No songs at all now, and not much fun.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Nov 28, 2018
4/5 96% Three Identical Strangers (2018) It is as gripping as a first-contact sci-fi.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Nov 28, 2018
3/5 No Score Yet Super November (2018) This is a creatively open-minded film.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Nov 23, 2018
3/5 100% The Judge (2018) The Judge is a thoughtful, sympathetic study.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Nov 22, 2018
3/5 No Score Yet Orione (2017) Perhaps Bonino has reconstructed some of this material, and it is conceivable that she has changed the surname of the family involved. But it looks very real.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Nov 22, 2018
3/5 50% Postcards From London (2018) Here is a diverting, self-conscious fantasy sketch of gay life and gay sensibility composed of what the film-maker imagines or remembers of bygone Soho's lost bohemianism.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Nov 22, 2018
3/5 100% Back to Berlin (2018) Back to Berlin is a sombre, thoughtful documentary about the 2015 Maccabiah Games, held every four years and sometimes called the "Jewish Olympics".‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Nov 21, 2018
2/5 88% Ralph Breaks the Internet (2018) Somewhere between Ready Player One and The Emoji Movie, summoning up a zero-gravity spectacle of dazzling colours and vertiginous perspectives, a featureless and inert mashup of memes, brands, avatars and jokes.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Nov 21, 2018
5/5 93% Nashville (1975) Compared with the carbonated, artificially-flavoured, genetically-modified pap that mainstream cinema dishes up, Robert Altman's Nashville now tastes like a crisp organic apple.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Nov 20, 2018
2/5 16% Robin Hood (2018) This bloated, featureless, CGI-heavy movie is not so much stealing from the rich and giving to the poor, as stealing from Guy Ritchie, Batman, Two-Face and a few others - and not giving back all that much to the audience.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Nov 20, 2018
2/5 35% 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 63% Outlaw King (2018) This is an efficient and watchable film...‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Nov 9, 2018
3/5 38% 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 60% 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 81% 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 85% 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 93% 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 72% 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 54% 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 45% Touch Me Not (2019) 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 97% The Hate U Give (2018) The Hate U Give has a fierce storytelling grip.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Oct 18, 2018