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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
3/5 94%

Iron Man (2008)

"Iron Man manages to be both a lot of fun, and quite possibly the most effective commentary on the war on terror that Hollywood has produced so far -- not the best argued or the most committed, but the one that most people will see, and think about." ‐Independent (UK)
Posted Jun 9, 2015
3/5 88%

La Danse -- Le Ballet de l'Opera de Paris (2009)

Quote not available. ‐Independent (UK)
Posted Jan 22, 2013
3/5 65%

The History Boys (2006)

Quote not available. ‐Independent (UK)
Posted Nov 17, 2011
3/5 63%

The Joneses (2010)

"Borte, directing his first film, does a smooth, confident job, so that even though the set-up isn't quite plausible you're happy to go along with it." ‐Independent (UK)
Posted Apr 12, 2011
2/5 86%

Welcome to Dongmakgol (2005)

Quote not available. ‐Independent (UK)
Posted Mar 29, 2011

Séraphine (2009)

"This biopic, which swept the board at the Césaires, is somewhat over-inclined to reverence and simplification; but it is also, some of the time, rewarding and touching." ‐Independent (UK)
Posted Nov 27, 2009
1/5 48%

Nativity! (2009)

"The plot wouldn't pass muster as an episode of a CBBC drama, but its various twists and turns and grotesque emotional idiocies are engineered through some of the most wooden dialogue I've ever heard." ‐Independent (UK)
Posted Nov 27, 2009
1/5 15%

Mr. Right (2006)

"Despite efforts towards the end to import a little serious sentiment, much of the time it feels as though Mr Right is setting out deliberately to confirm every nasty stereotype about gay men." ‐Independent (UK)
Posted Nov 27, 2009
2/5 25%

Law Abiding Citizen (2009)

"The film's entertainment value resides almost entirely in the ingenuity of Butler's modus operandi; but this is cancelled out by the film's underlying stupidity." ‐Independent (UK)
Posted Nov 27, 2009
2/5 65%

Bunny and the Bull (2008)

"The sets have a cardboard cut-out charm that recalls the old animated Paddington Bear series; but that isn't enough to sustain interest once it dawns that for a supposed comedy this is remarkably humour free." ‐Independent (UK)
Posted Nov 27, 2009
2/5 61%

The Horseman (2008)

"In the end, good intentions are overwhelmed by repetitive nastiness - you've seen one man beaten about the face with a crowbar, you've seen 'em all." ‐Independent (UK)
Posted Oct 30, 2009
3/5 91%

Tales from the Golden Age (2011)

"Given what we know of Ceausescu's Romania, the Orwellian penetration of the state into every corner of daily life, the mildly comic, wistful tone of this portmanteau of short dramas seems puzzling." ‐Independent (UK)
Posted Oct 30, 2009
2/5 10%

Dead Man Running (2009)

"Is there any way of stemming the flow of post-Guy Ritchie cockney crime comedies? Would, say, sticking Danny Dyer's head on a pike somewhere in Bethnal Green be enough of a deterrent? Because I for one would be willing to pay that price." ‐Independent (UK)
Posted Oct 30, 2009
2/5 73%

Starsuckers (2009)

"A shambling mix of strained metaphor and truism in the service of a silly conspiracy theory." ‐Independent (UK)
Posted Oct 30, 2009
3/5 91%

National Lampoon's Animal House (1978)

"Animal House is a self-congratulatory mess; but it's also spattered with terrific one-liners and sight gags, and it's the best showcase extant for John Belushi's subversive, attention-grabbing screen presence." ‐Independent (UK)
Posted Oct 30, 2009
5/5 100%

Citizen Kane (1941)

"It would be nice to be able to buck the critical orthodoxy and say how tired and overrated Citizen Kane is; but the dulll truth is, it's still, indisputably, one of the great masterpieces of cinema." ‐Independent (UK)
Posted Oct 30, 2009
4/5 89%

An American Werewolf in London (1981)

"Some of the special effects are a little creaky now, but the snap of Landis's editing and the razor's-edge balance of horror and comedy are still fresh." ‐Independent (UK)
Posted Oct 30, 2009
2/5 57%

9 (2009)

"A Disneyfied cliché, disfigured by incoherent mysticism and trite warnings about the dangers of technology." ‐Independent (UK)
Posted Oct 30, 2009
4/5 94%

An Education (2009)

"Nick Hornby's screenplay lays out the progress of their relationship, up to the point where David proposes marriage, with great economy and wit." ‐Independent (UK)
Posted Oct 30, 2009
3/5 80%

Chevolution (2008)

"This intelligent documentary wonders how it happened, and how a hardline Marxist keen on political violence became a marketing tool and patron saint of every vaguely anti-establishment movement on the planet." ‐Independent (UK)
Posted Sep 18, 2009
2/5 36%

Je Veux Voir (2008)

"Sincere and nicely shot, but unengaging." ‐Independent (UK)
Posted Sep 18, 2009
2/5 67%

The Agent (2008)

"Another low-budget home-grown product - a comedy with touches of very mild suspense - about an unsuccessful writer confronting his agent." ‐Independent (UK)
Posted Sep 18, 2009
3/5 100%

Three Miles North of Molkom (2007)

"Amusing but overlong documentary about the No Mind festival deep in the lakeside woods of Sweden." ‐Independent (UK)
Posted Sep 18, 2009
2/5 67%

The Firm (2009)

"Given that the original's on DVD, Love's done hooliganism, and the plot gets shut down just when it's getting interesting: why?" ‐Independent (UK)
Posted Sep 18, 2009
3/5 96%

BirdWatchers - La terra degli uomini rossi (2008)

"By the end, it is leaning towards melodramatic simplification; but its broad sympathies, startling landscapes and non-professional cast make up for that." ‐Independent (UK)
Posted Sep 18, 2009

31 North 62 East (Too Close to the Truth) (2009)

"A low-budget British "thriller" that is comfortably the worst film I can remember seeing: threadbare plot, clunking dialogue, brain-dead conspiracy theorising, and a gallery of embarrassing racial stereotypes. Avoid at all costs." ‐Independent (UK)
Posted Sep 18, 2009
3/5 87%

Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs (2009)

"It's not The Incredibles, but it has a solid gag ratio and good animation (the spaghetti tornado is spectacular)." ‐Independent (UK)
Posted Sep 18, 2009
3/5 67%

Away We Go (2009)

"Away We Go is slight, implausible and more fuddy-duddy than it wants to let on, but it's well-made, interesting, cynical enough to undercut its moments of sentimentality, and kind of fun. When I came out, I felt a little more cheerful than when I went in." ‐Independent (UK)
Posted Sep 18, 2009
2/5 56%

Encarnação do Demônio (Devil's Reincarnation) (Embodiment of Evil) (2009)

"It's a very peculiar film indeed, the self-conscious nastiness at odds with Joe's rather bland philosophy of materialism and self-determination." ‐Independent (UK)
Posted Jul 3, 2009
2/5 80%

Strawberry and Chocolate (Fresa y Chocolate) (1994)

"It verges on the preachy, but it's a generous and intriguing film." ‐Independent (UK)
Posted Jul 3, 2009
1/5 8%

Freakdog (Red Mist) (2009)

"It isn't scary enough or funny enough to be worth your time." ‐Independent (UK)
Posted Jul 3, 2009
2/5 60%

Am I Black Enough for You? (2009)

"Olsson, a Swedish enthusiast, doesn't manage to resolve the questions or even convince me that they're interesting enough to sustain a whole film." ‐Independent (UK)
Posted Jul 3, 2009
3/5 45%

Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs (Ice Age 3) (2009)

"It's not nearly as funny or as cute as it needs to be, but it will do as holiday entertainment for children who liked the first two and have reasonably short memories." ‐Independent (UK)
Posted Jul 3, 2009
3/5 51%

What Just Happened? (2008)

"Levinson keeps the pace sharp, and at moments you get an acute sense of the crushing weight of ego and money." ‐Independent (UK)
Posted Nov 28, 2008
3/5 64%

To Get to Heaven, First You Have to Die (Bihisht faqat baroi murdagon) (2006)

"It feels like a Central Asian remake of some American indie thriller, except that few American films would be prepared to take things so slowly, or with so few words." ‐Independent (UK)
Posted Nov 28, 2008
3/5 85%

Lorna's Silence (2008)

"Unclassifiable, accomplished and mysteriously enjoyable." ‐Independent (UK)
Posted Nov 28, 2008
2/5 55%

Flawless (2008)

"If only the plot was as sleek." ‐Independent (UK)
Posted Nov 28, 2008
1/5 73%

The Year of the Nail (2007)

"The story, about a Mexican boy's overheated crush on an American student, is indescribably banal and amateurishly acted." ‐Independent (UK)
Posted Nov 28, 2008
2/5 25%

Four Christmases (2008)

"A fabulous cast is thrown away on forced gags; still, by the genre's standards the message is interestingly complex and ambivalent - pro-family, naturally, but with such qualifications that you almost feel it's sincere." ‐Independent (UK)
Posted Nov 28, 2008

Changeling (2008)

"There are so many hints of a really good film lurking here that at times it feels as if the real article has been stolen away, an inferior knock-off put in its place. Heck, I'll settle for the one I've got." ‐Independent (UK)
Posted Nov 28, 2008
3/5 77%

Caos Calmo (Quiet Chaos) (2009)

"But on balance, they're outweighed by some striking and funny moments, and Moretti's immensely charming, reassuring presence." ‐Independent (UK)
Posted Oct 24, 2008
1/5 23%

Incendiary (2009)

"After that, cliché piles upon cliché, interspersed with moments of wild unreality and some ill-thought out conspiracy theory. It makes you feel embarrassed for everyone involved." ‐Independent (UK)
Posted Oct 24, 2008
3/5 86%

Ghost Town (2008)

"A warm, clever and often very funny film. On this showing, Gervais's assault on Hollywood looks winnable." ‐Independent (UK)
Posted Oct 24, 2008
2/5 73%

Chocolate (2008)

"The slightly slushy plot is really an excuse to catch your breath between the action sequences, which are fast, loud and crammed with references that only Bruce Lee fans will properly appreciate." ‐Independent (UK)
Posted Oct 24, 2008
2/5 42%

Guta-yubalja-deul (A Bloody Aria) (2006)

"I suspect it falls between two stools: not nearly grisly enough for the aficionado of extreme Asian cinema, rather too grisly for everyone else." ‐Independent (UK)
Posted Oct 24, 2008
1/5 65%

High School Musical 3: Senior Year (2008)

"Next to this, Dawson's Creek and Gossip Girl look like Ken Loach." ‐Independent (UK)
Posted Oct 24, 2008
1/5 64%

The Aerial (La Antena) (2007)

"The Tim Burtonish retro design and the blatant references to silent masterworks don't amount to a style; and even if they did, wouldn't make up for the kitsch story." ‐Independent (UK)
Posted Aug 1, 2008
1/5 56%

We Own the Night (2007)

"A sombre, intelligent, feeling crime drama set in a working-class New York characterised by striving and shabbiness." ‐Independent (UK)
Posted Dec 14, 2007

Mr. Magorium's Wonder Emporium (2007)

"Better to prepare your children for the world with a DVD of Hoffman in Midnight Cowboy." ‐Independent (UK)
Posted Dec 14, 2007
3/5 93%

Enchanted (2007)

"The animated sequences are disappointingly flat, the real-life parts underwritten, but Amy Adams works hard and keeps a straight face in the lead, and the time passes amiably enough." ‐Independent (UK)
Posted Dec 14, 2007
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