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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
91% Early Man (2018) The marketable Aardman spark of madcap inventiveness is slightly diluted here. Still, it's a very likeable film which should delight younger audiences.‐ Screen International
Read More | Posted Jan 16, 2018
3/5 100% My Life Story (2018) If Suggs's anecdotes are not quite as entertaining as he thinks they are, it hardly matters, such is the disarmingly raffish charm of the delivery.‐ Observer (UK)
Read More | Posted Jan 15, 2018
3/5 83% The Brawler (Mukkabaaz) (2017) The dialogue is robustly filthy, the violence unflinching and the music loaded with innuendo.‐ Observer (UK)
Read More | Posted Jan 15, 2018
3/5 85% Darkest Hour (2017) It is unapologetically wordy. And at its best, this showcase for Churchill's ornate verbal flourishes is rousing and satisfying.‐ Observer (UK)
Read More | Posted Jan 15, 2018
2/5 70% Eric Clapton: A Life in 12 Bars (2017) This Clapton-approved portrait feels a little plodding and weirdly grudging with its insights.‐ Observer (UK)
Read More | Posted Jan 15, 2018
4/5 81% Molly's Game (2018) In the central role, Jessica Chastain is, quite simply, phenomenal.‐ Observer (UK)
Read More | Posted Jan 2, 2018
2/5 55% The Greatest Showman (2017) Imagine Tod Browning's 1932 pre-Code horror film Freaks asset-stripped by a third-rate Baz Luhrmann wannabe, the chilling refrain "one of us" sanitised into something closer to a soft-drink commercial tagline than a menace.‐ Observer (UK)
Read More | Posted Dec 26, 2017
1/5 31% Pitch Perfect 3 (2017) A-ca-trocious.‐ Observer (UK)
Read More | Posted Dec 26, 2017
4/5 100% Sanctuary (2016) A devastating conclusion leaves us with an aching sadness and some quite profound questions about the basic human right to love the person we choose.‐ Observer (UK)
Read More | Posted Dec 26, 2017
No Score Yet The Outlaws (2017) A robustly entertaining crime picture.‐ Screen International
Read More | Posted Dec 13, 2017
No Score Yet A Day (Ha-roo) (2017) Although the sheer intensity of the premise is a little exhausting, this is a tightly plotted conundrum of a movie which allows its audience barely a moment to catch breath.‐ Screen International
Read More | Posted Dec 13, 2017
100% Holy Air (2017) Holy Air provides a vivid snapshot of modern life in an ancient city.‐ Screen International
Read More | Posted Dec 12, 2017
2/5 88% Better Watch Out (2017) A Yule-themed comedy horror that is neither funny, nor particularly horrifying, Better Watch Out feels like a malicious spin on Home Alone.‐ Observer (UK)
Read More | Posted Dec 10, 2017
4/5 94% Human Flow (2017) Through brief but intimate exchanges, Ai brings the individuals behind the statistics into focus.‐ Observer (UK)
Read More | Posted Dec 10, 2017
3/5 85% Blade of the Immortal (Mugen no jûnin) (2017) It's a stylish slash fest, which delivers visceral thrills along with quietly striking moments of beauty.‐ Observer (UK)
Read More | Posted Dec 10, 2017
3/5 80% Brigsby Bear (2017) Where the film best succeeds is in creating a credible character who has been insulated from the world he now finds himself flung into.‐ Observer (UK)
Read More | Posted Dec 10, 2017
2/5 46% The Dinner (2017) An absolutely first-rate cast is cut adrift in a sea of laboured, overwritten dialogue in this disappointing drama.‐ Observer (UK)
Read More | Posted Dec 10, 2017
2/5 92% Stronger (2017) With its swelling score and obligatory shots of noble, fluttering US flags, the film buys into the hero narrative wholesale.‐ Observer (UK)
Read More | Posted Dec 10, 2017
70% Ferdinand (2017) This sweet-natured animation is a wisp of a thing. That's not to say it doesn't pack plenty of charm.‐ Screen International
Read More | Posted Dec 7, 2017
No Score Yet Fork Lane (Pokeurein) (2017) This sobering look at the human cost of combat - both to the families of the dead, and to the men who pulled the trigger - is handsomely photographed and thought-provoking.‐ Screen International
Read More | Posted Dec 1, 2017
No Score Yet Secret Ingredient (Iscelitel) (2017) Although on the surface, this is a crime caper, the film works most satisfyingly as a study of the abrasive but loving relationship between father and son.‐ Screen International
Read More | Posted Nov 30, 2017
No Score Yet Four Hands (Die Vierhändige) (2017) Smart writing and an unflinching relish when it comes to the scenes of violence make for a deftly handled genre piece.‐ Screen International
Read More | Posted Nov 30, 2017
No Score Yet Asphyxia (Khafegi) (2017) Although character motivations might, at times, seem a little opaque, this film offers a commentary on a society in which even a successful woman is nothing unless she has a man's support.‐ Screen International
Read More | Posted Nov 30, 2017
No Score Yet Vampire Clay (Chi o sû nendo) (2017) This schlocky Japanese horror about murderous, sentient modelling clay which creates havoc in a small provincial art school is so inept, you start to wonder if it's deliberately so.‐ Screen International
Read More | Posted Nov 30, 2017
93% The Breadwinner (2017) Parvana's eloquent eyes convey the tragedy of a land under siege, and the terrible fate which befalls each family member in turn is beautifully animated.‐ Screen International
Read More | Posted Nov 27, 2017
3/5 83% Brakes (2016) Some of it - the mortifying scenes featuring the brilliant Julia Davis, for example, or the hollow sense of loss in Kerry Fox's sequence - is rather wonderful. Other strands seem under-developed ...‐ Observer (UK)
Read More | Posted Nov 26, 2017
4/5 99% Jane (2017) The film's main asset is undoubtedly the magnificent Goodall, as poised, articulate and engaged in her 80s as she was in her fearless 20s ...‐ Observer (UK)
Read More | Posted Nov 26, 2017
2/5 28% Suburbicon (2017) Clooney, what on earth were you thinking?‐ Observer (UK)
Read More | Posted Nov 26, 2017
2/5 83% Lost in Paris (Paris pieds nus) (2017) Unfortunately, for all the photogenic Parisian trappings, the riverside tango and Eiffel Tower slapstick, the laborious jollity of the latest film from Fiona Gordon and Dominique Abel never takes flight.‐ Observer (UK)
Read More | Posted Nov 26, 2017
1/5 19% Daddy's Home 2 (2017) A cynical, synthetic piece of Hollywood production line tat, which reheats the narrative leftovers of an already mediocre domestic comedy about blended families.‐ Observer (UK)
Read More | Posted Nov 26, 2017
4/5 85% Beach Rats (2017) Hittman shares something of Claire Denis's gift for finding vulnerability in a chiselled male body and a kind of bruised poetry in the tough-guy swagger of these teenage kids.‐ Observer (UK)
Read More | Posted Nov 26, 2017
3/5 78% Manifesto (2017) It's an intriguing idea, visually arresting and intellectually confrontational. It is not without problems, however.‐ Observer (UK)
Read More | Posted Nov 26, 2017
2/5 58% Fireworks, Should We See It from the Side or the Bottom? (2017) The crystalline prettiness of the animation notwithstanding, this spun-sugar confection is more cloying than satisfying.‐ Observer (UK)
Read More | Posted Nov 12, 2017
4/5 97% Félicité (2017) This heady trip into downtown Kinshasa is as magnetic, and enigmatic, as its forceful central character.‐ Observer (UK)
Read More | Posted Nov 12, 2017
4/5 63% Kaleidoscope (2017) Like the view through the kaleidoscope of the title, a cherished remnant of a rare happy memory, the facts of the story are fractured and distorted, seen through the prism of a broken mind.‐ Observer (UK)
Read More | Posted Nov 12, 2017
3/5 88% Only the Brave (2017) Only the Brave is the film-making equivalent of the plaid shirt and denim jeans favoured by the men for their off-duty attire. It's obvious, safe and as familiar as beer and banter.‐ Observer (UK)
Read More | Posted Nov 12, 2017
4/5 75% No Stone Unturned (2017) Scrupulously even-handed, the film explores collusion between police and paramilitaries and the decidedly unstable foundations underpinning the Northern Ireland peace process.‐ Observer (UK)
Read More | Posted Nov 12, 2017
4/5 86% Professor Marston & The Wonder Women (2017) [A] deliciously provocative film ...‐ Observer (UK)
Read More | Posted Nov 12, 2017
5/5 100% Paddington 2 (2018) Something to treasure rather than just to entertain.‐ Observer (UK)
Read More | Posted Nov 12, 2017
2/5 72% Perfect Blue (1999) I found it very hard to get past the eroticised approach to rape and sexual violence which is a pervasive stain on this otherwise intriguing film.‐ Observer (UK)
Read More | Posted Oct 29, 2017
5/5 96% Call Me by Your Name (2017) Chalamet, with his restless, impatient physicality and a face as sensual and sculpted as a fallen angel from a Caravaggio painting, is quite simply astonishing.‐ Observer (UK)
Read More | Posted Oct 29, 2017
4/5 86% Deliver Us (2017) It's almost funny, but director Federica Di Giacomo is careful that the genuine suffering of the people seeking help is never reduced to the status of freakshow entertainment.‐ Observer (UK)
Read More | Posted Oct 29, 2017
4/5 92% Thor: Ragnarok (2017) The film finds absurd comedy by juxtaposing the extraordinary with deliciously prosaic details.‐ Observer (UK)
Read More | Posted Oct 29, 2017
2/5 No Score Yet Battle of Soho (2017) A little more time spent on the history of Soho would have gone a long way.‐ Observer (UK)
Read More | Posted Oct 29, 2017
3/5 85% Grace Jones: Bloodlight and Bami (2017) It's a celebration of defiant, uncompromising originality, a commodity which is all too rare in music these days.‐ Observer (UK)
Read More | Posted Oct 29, 2017
100% Paddington 2 (2018) Paddington 2 is as irresistible as the dessert trolley our hero pilots, and as sweet as the marmalade that perpetually clags his fur.‐ Screen International
Read More | Posted Oct 27, 2017
84% The Divine Order (Die göttliche Ordnung) (2017) A gentle, unassuming picture, it does have a satisfying, feelgood trajectory and empathetic central performance from Marie Leuenberger.‐ Screen International
Read More | Posted Oct 24, 2017
No Score Yet Upside Down (Toma Conta de Mim) (2013) The elusive central idea is as muddy and indistinct as the cinematography.‐ Screen International
Read More | Posted Oct 17, 2017
No Score Yet Smaller and Smaller Circles (2017) The backdrop, a murkily atmospheric Patayas, is appropriately sordid, although director Raya Martin tends towards prurience in his handling of the crimes.‐ Screen International
Read More | Posted Oct 16, 2017
No Score Yet Beyond the Clouds (2017) As it gives a voice to the voiceless and making a case for the people whose poverty denies them justice, it's perhaps forgivable that the film labours its point a little stridently at times.‐ Screen International
Read More | Posted Oct 16, 2017