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Rating
Title/Year
Author
1
4/5
The Bridge (2006)
This will get flack for being a "snuff" film - but the real tragedy is how suicide is often hidden away. This film brings it out in the open.
Posted Feb 16, 2007
2
3/5
It's whimsical to the point of maddening. Bernal does his best, but there's only so much fawning any man can get away with.
Posted Feb 16, 2007
3
3.5/5
Hot Fuzz (2007)
A direct-to-video film in the best possible way. Sat cold with popcorn, the 1-D scatter-gags are three-star cinema. But as post-pub fodder for the chuckle-happy? It's a five-star masterpiece. My advice? Go drunk.
Posted Feb 16, 2007
4
3/5
Along with his writing partner Levy - the only man who can be upstaged by his own eyebrows - Guest is dealing in cheap shots and broad strokes.
Posted Feb 9, 2007
5
2/5
The leads show all the sexual understanding of strapping two cats together, throwing them in a tumble dryer, and expecting them to mate. When they kiss, it has all the romantic impact of watching Wildlife on One.
Posted Feb 9, 2007
6
4/5
This does risk becoming a badly-dubbed episode of 'Allo 'Allo! - but after you get past the sitcom premise, you'll find an engaging and witty little war parody.
Posted Feb 2, 2007
7
3/5
The first half rolls along like an excitable child hoping to entertain with each new stunt. But it loses the book's dark humour. Running with Scissors? More like a stumble.
Posted Feb 2, 2007
8
3/5
Dreamgirls (2006)
Eddie Murphy is worth the price of admission alone. He isn't so much a masculine stage presence as a walking erection with a quiff.
Posted Feb 2, 2007
9
3/5
Bobby (2006)
It's hard to dislike a film with such laudable ambition. But watching this feels like being kidnapped by a hippie parade.
Posted Jan 26, 2007
10
4/5
This is the thinking man's thriller. You want in-depth background? Google it.
Posted Jan 26, 2007
11
2/5
It's not about happiness. It's about money. The film boasts of how many millions Gardner makes. Is he happy? You bet. It's like being forced to watch self-help videos, while Mr Motivator molests you.
Posted Jan 14, 2007
12
4/5
13
4/5
Ghosts (2007)
From the stunning horizon-spanning opening to the nerve-shredding climax, controversial documentary-maker Nick Broomfield moves seamlessly into feature films.
Posted Jan 12, 2007
14
3/5
It's Affleck's ghost of film future. Watch his hurt-glazed eyes as he sits in the screening of From Here to Eternity while all around him people laugh at 'Superman' pretending to be someone else.
Posted Nov 28, 2006