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Rating
Title/Year
Author
1
2/5
Rush Hour 3 (2007)
Look, it's so dumb, I could easily give this one star - but I'm giving it two. It was entertaining, so sue me.
Posted Aug 10, 2007
2
2/5
3
4/5
Surf's Up (2007)
4
3.5/5
Waitress (2007)
5
4/5
Zodiac (2007)
6
4/5
The Hoax (2007)
A fun and zesty frolic.
Posted Aug 3, 2007
7
2/5
8
3/5
Breezy, silly and energetic, this canine frolic won't win top prize at Crufts, but it should offer an alternative to Pottered-out parents with young pups to please.
Posted Jul 20, 2007
9
5/5
A cinematic masterpiece no film fan should miss.
Posted Jul 20, 2007
10
3/5
Coeurs (2007)
While there's a quirky humour at work, the overall mood is of sadness, eloquently, if repetitively, expressed.
Posted Jul 20, 2007
11
3/5
Intimate and terrifying, at points almost expressionistic and surreal, this is never less than a nerve-shredding experience. It even includes an (improbable) love story.
Posted Jul 20, 2007
12
4/5
It's magic, Harry, but not as we know it.
Posted Jul 13, 2007
13
2/5
Edmond (2005)
Is this about the nihilistic plight of the alienated, or just nihilistic? A coal-dark satire, or just needlessly dark? The uncomfortable Edmond asks more questions than it answers.
Posted Jul 6, 2007
14
3/5
Shutter (2004)
15
4/5
From beginning to end, it's very, very funny. Watch it. It's great.
Posted Jun 29, 2007
16
2/5
17
2/5
18
4/5
They do make a comeback of course - almost stronger than ever - in this, the best documentary of the year so far. Intelligent, honest, heartfelt and fascinating.
Posted Jun 29, 2007
19
3/5
Shot-through with emotional intensity, a muscular, brooding direction, and a plot that (just) stays on the right side of ludicrous.
Posted Jun 15, 2007
20
3/5
21
3/5
28 Weeks Later takes up where Danny Boyle left off, then continues where the weak-hearted pass out.
Posted May 11, 2007
22
3.5/5
Certainly food for thought then, just a shame the characters aren't as fully-fleshed.
Posted May 4, 2007
23
2/5
24
3/5
25
3/5

26
3/5
Spider-Man 3 (2007)
Not an awful film by any means. But you don't need spidey sense to know this isn't a patch on its prequel.
Posted May 4, 2007
27
4/5
It occasionally does drop into wartime cliches of love lost and friends fallen. But the chest-thwack poinancy of those who shed blood and were shamefully shunned drags you through.
Posted Mar 30, 2007
28
2/5
29
1/5
Taking on a more European sensibility, Bean seems to have gone back to the drawing board, and come up with gags that were last funny when we were a couple of steps back in the Evolution of Man wallchart.
Posted Mar 30, 2007
30
2/5
TMNT (2007)
31
3/5
Catch a Fire (2006)
32
3/5
300 (2007)
The hyper-real blue screen and the moral complexity of root veg remains faithful to Miller. But you can't help feeling this could have had more to say about war than "come join the party!".
Posted Mar 30, 2007
33
2/5
34
3/5
Namastey London doesn't really have anything new to say on an over-worked issue. But it does (mostly) manage to keep away from cringe territory, and even explores some subtle immigration quandaries.
Posted Mar 30, 2007
35
3/5
Factory Girl (2007)
Spoilt, rich, posh, vacuous and fame-obsessed - who better to play Edie Sedgwick? If she's acting or not, Miller is brilliant. Just a shame the film is so shallow too.
Posted Mar 30, 2007
36
3.5/5
37
3/5
It's very possibly a work of genius. It could also be the most pretentious pile of garbage ever to make the big screen. But one thing it isn't is unoriginal. If nothing else, the man should be applauded for that.
Posted Mar 30, 2007
38
2/5
39
2.5/5
Ghost Rider (2007)
Cage has to collect Satan's unpaid debts, meaning that he becomes a demon biker with a flaming skull for a head - and that's about it for this one-note film.
Posted Mar 30, 2007
40
2/5
Middletown (2006)
41
3/5
42
2/5
Just as two Truman Capote biopics came in subsequent Oscar seasons, so two period films about stage magicians appear with only winter to separate them. And, frankly, The Illusionist has missed a trick.
Posted Mar 30, 2007
43
4/5
The real star is Channing Tatum as the alpha-chimp leader of Dito's pack. The camera doesn't just love him, it wants to marry him, settle down, and have his babies.
Posted Mar 30, 2007
44
4/5
45
2/5
Outlaw (2007)
46
3/5
Sheitan (2007)
Totally bonkers - but all the more gripping for it.
Posted Feb 23, 2007
47
4/5
48
3/5
Bamako (2006)
You can't help thinking that the only people who'd sit through this movie are those already aware of the issues involved.
Posted Feb 23, 2007
49
2/5
165 minutes of my life I will never get back, damn it. This is one shepherd that's lost control of its flock.
Posted Feb 23, 2007
50
4/5
It may not be a new subject but, as an update on bellicose jingoism, it's just right.
Posted Feb 16, 2007