Future Movies UK

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Rating Title/Year Author
3.5/5 Van Helsing (2004) Michelle Thomas Thirteen year old boys will love it. Its bound to make lots of money on its opening weekend, and is open-ended enough for a sequel. EDIT
Posted Oct 31, 2018
4/5 C.R.A.Z.Y. (2005) Michelle Thomas It's a warm and delightful film, punctuated with sharp wit, and full of possibility. EDIT
Posted Sep 17, 2018
3.5/5 Khuda Ke Liye (2007) Raam Tarat This is a valiant effort by debutante director Mansoor; a veteran writer / director from TV and lyricist; he makes a commendable first impression. This is thankfully far removed from your typical kitsch Pak-blockbuster. EDIT
Posted Oct 30, 2017
Saawariya (2007) Raam Tarat Bhansali is a brilliant, visually "wow" film-maker. EDIT
Posted Oct 30, 2017
3.5/5 Eklavya: The Royal Guard (2007) Raam Tarat Set in present day India, the film has a special resonance for today's world, beleaguered by hate and violence born from fanatical belief. EDIT
Posted Oct 30, 2017
4.5/5 Guru (2007) Raam Tarat Mani Ratnam is a master film-maker, in fact, he's probably the best. Definitely the most revered - and India's answer to Spielberg. EDIT
Posted Oct 30, 2017
3.5/5 Bluffmaster! (2005) Raam Tarat Energetic, fruity and fast-paced, Bluffmaster delivers a punch. Not quite a knockout, but it'll go the distance. EDIT
Posted Oct 30, 2017
4/5 Kurbaan (2009) Raam Tarat A chilling yet appropriately tempered and charismatic antidote to your archetypal seasonal fare, Kurbaan is a gripping white knuckle ride that turns at all the right places for the ultimate thrill ride. EDIT
Posted Oct 30, 2017
2/5 Karam (2005) Raam Tarat The film is definitely innovative, but not taut enough to be a thriller, nor engaging enough to work as a drama. The sum of all its' parts producing a disappointingly average outcome. EDIT
Posted Oct 30, 2017
3.5/5 Page 3 (2005) Raam Tarat Part social commentary, part dynamic satire - Bhandarkar's take is unrelenting and ruthless, yet thoroughly entertaining. EDIT
Posted Oct 30, 2017
3.5/5 Waqt: The Race Against Time (2005) Raam Tarat A Bachchan movie through and through, he slaughters Akshay in their scenes together - chewing him up and spitting him out without remorse. EDIT
Posted Oct 30, 2017
2.5/5 Dus (2005) Raam Tarat Dus has fantastic production values, and is a polished product with a certain panache, but it isn't nearly as clever as it thinks it is. EDIT
Posted Oct 30, 2017
1.5/5 Maine Pyar Kyun Kiya? (2005) Raam Tarat The film is fun, bright, mindless, yet bubbly and to be appreciated in that vain, if at all. Recommendation: Watch anything else. EDIT
Posted Oct 30, 2017
4/5 Matrubhoomi: A Nation Without Women (2003) Raam Tarat It takes tremendous nerve to produce a movie on female infanticide, especially in as astute and brutal an incarnation such as this. EDIT
Posted Oct 30, 2017
3/5 Raavan (2010) Raam Tarat Controversial in some aspects (the God factor) but nevertheless something great for the makers to get their auteur teeth stuck into. EDIT
Posted Oct 30, 2017
1.5/5 Love Aaj Kal (2020) Raam Tarat A valiant effort, but somewhere, somehow, lost in translation. EDIT
Posted Oct 30, 2017
4.5/5 The Queen of Spades (1949) Coco Forsythe It's beautifully lit and photographed, capturing the decadence of old St Petersburg before the Napoleonic Wars, and creates a wonderful atmosphere of tension in its depiction of a Faustian pact. EDIT
Posted Oct 18, 2016
4/5 Talaash: The Answer Lies Within (2012) Raam Tarat [Aamir Khan] manages to tear up the screen every time he appears on it. EDIT
Posted May 5, 2015
4/5 Chak De India (2007) Raam Tarat This is exceptionally well written (Jaideep Sahni take a bow), well acted and put together. EDIT
Posted May 4, 2015
4/5 Like Stars on Earth (2007) Raam Tarat As is usual for Khan, this movie also has a message -- not just entertaining us, but enlightening us too. EDIT
Posted May 2, 2015
4/5 Ghajini (2008) Raam Tarat As [Aamir Khan] explodes with grief and then just as quickly forgets it, it's touching, emotional, and all too believable. Think amnesia on steroids, via Lee Strasberg. EDIT
Posted Apr 28, 2015
4.5/5 As Long As I Live (2012) Raam Tarat This is an event movie with the biggest director and box office star coming together for one final huzzah. EDIT
Posted Apr 20, 2015
2.5/5 Beyond a Reasonable Doubt (1956) Matt McAllister There's little denying that this one of Lang's lesser films, perhaps not helped by the impoverished budget. EDIT
Posted Oct 15, 2014
Oh! What a Lovely War (1969) Mike Barnard This 1969 classic features some top names from movie history, including the late Laurence Olivier and British greats Maggie Smith and Ian Holm, and impressively staged music hall songs. EDIT
Posted Aug 25, 2014
2.5/5 Turistas (2006) Mike Barnard Under its glossy exterior and claims to be an extreme version, this is a generic and surprisingly tame horror offering. EDIT
Posted Aug 12, 2014
3.5/5 Blue Blood (2006) Michelle Thomas A minority interest at best, yet for the most part director Stevan Riley succeeds in making an accessible and entertaining film about what could potentially be an alienatingly arcane look at Varsity sports. EDIT
Posted Apr 7, 2014
3/5 World War Z (2013) Raam Tarat The film works mainly on the performances of Pitt, and a strong ensemble cast that lend some credibility to a somewhat disjointed script. EDIT
Posted Feb 7, 2014
3.5/5 Man of Steel (2013) Raam Tarat Despite its excessive running time, and slightly meandering narrative, Man of Steel has definitely earned its place amongst recent comic-book adaptations, standing tall in the DC / Marvel cinematic universe. EDIT
Posted Feb 7, 2014
4/5 Star Trek Into Darkness (2013) Johnny Walker Star Trek Into Darkness still manages to be an even more enjoyable film than its precursor. EDIT
Posted Feb 7, 2014
4/5 Runaway Train (1985) Matt McAllister A thunderous proto-Speed with exploitation trappings, it also works as an existential art movie with a serious director and a dusted-off Akira Kurosawa script. EDIT
Posted Feb 7, 2014
4.5/5 Gravity (2013) Mike Barnard Surely there are Oscar nominations for all involved, and Gravity is set to be a classic. EDIT
Posted Feb 7, 2014
3/5 The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug (2013) Coco Forsythe It's these impulses of Jackson (amped up action and crass disrespect for the text) that spoiled the film; there's no let up, no pause for breath, no pause even for meals. EDIT
Posted Feb 7, 2014
4/5 Saving Mr. Banks (2013) Raam Tarat This is an utterly captivating origin story on how the all singing, all dancing, iconic technicolour musical (with bells on) -- Mary Poppins came to be. EDIT
Posted Feb 7, 2014
3.5/5 The Wolf of Wall Street (2013) Raam Tarat This is a fantastic exploration of greed, money, and a truly flawed character that spent much of the nineties on a jaw-dropping but pernicious thrill-ride. EDIT
Posted Feb 7, 2014
8/10 Sightseers (2012) Matt McAllister Sick, weird and very funny, it'll be fascinating to see what other genre mash-ups Wheatley has in store over the coming years. EDIT
Posted Jan 22, 2013
3/5 Razzle Dazzle: A Journey Into Dance (2007) Coco Forsythe Uneven, but not unamusing. EDIT
Posted Jan 22, 2013
9/10 Peeping Tom (1960) Paul Gallagher While Hitchcock's masterpiece is unquestionably the more mainstream and formally groundbreaking of the two films, it's arguable that Peeping Tom is the more thematically profound and insightful work. Just don't expect to feel good after watching it. EDIT
Posted Oct 10, 2012
7/10 Mardock Scramble: The First Compression (2010) Mike Barnard Quote not available. EDIT
Posted Apr 21, 2012
10/10 The Hunger Games (2012) Michelle Thomas People regularly complain that films can't be both entertaining and clever. The Hunger Games exists to prove them wrong. Please go and see it. EDIT
Posted Mar 24, 2012
6/10 Hammett (1982) Matt McAllister Quote not available. EDIT
Posted Nov 17, 2011
7/10 The Shock Labyrinth (2009) Mike Barnard Quote not available. EDIT
Posted Oct 18, 2011
6/10 Night of the Living Dead (2006) Mike Barnard This is a remake which isn't trying to make any bold statement or add gloss to an old movie, it's a tongue-in-cheek offering that's fun as you can tell all involved had wry smiles on the face when they made it. EDIT
Posted Oct 18, 2011
6/10 Cedar Rapids (2011) Mike Barnard Quote not available. EDIT
Posted Sep 24, 2011
5/10 Take Me Home Tonight (2011) Mike Barnard Quote not available. EDIT
Posted Sep 17, 2011
4/10 You Yi Tian (2010) Coco Forsythe Quote not available. EDIT
Posted Aug 27, 2011
9/10 13 Assassins (2010) Mike Barnard Filmed with inspiration from Akira Kurosawa's Seven Samurai, Takashi Miike delves into his nation's past to create a noble movie that will please fight fans but gives so much more thanks to a compelling story. EDIT
Posted Aug 27, 2011
7/10 Beautiful Lies (2010) Coco Forsythe Quote not available. EDIT
Posted Aug 13, 2011
8/10 Submarine (2010) Paul Gallagher This is a rare thing: a British comedy debut that's surprising, witty, hugely accomplished and fully capable of finding an audience worldwide. EDIT
Posted Aug 6, 2011
9/10 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 (2011) Coco Forsythe Everything comes together; the Chamber of Secrets, the basilisk venom, Parseltongue, polyjuice potion, the castle ghosts... there's no fat here. EDIT
Posted Jul 14, 2011
5/10 Transformers: Dark of the Moon (2011) Gareth C. Evans The inexplicable, unwieldy narrative staggers with its brazen incomprehensibility as it clambers forward. EDIT
Posted Jul 9, 2011