The Informant! (2009)
Paranormal Activity (2009)
Cold Souls (2009)
A Serious Man (2009)
"The talent of the Coens is such that they make this film eminently watchable, absolutely enjoyable and utterly engaging despite the fact that it's never entirely clear why we're seeing it in the first place."
Prime Mover (2009)
The Twilight Saga: New Moon (2009)
The Boys Are Back (2009)
"With a planet sized disaster film, there are nation sized holes to pick at if you choose, but there's a world of fun to be had if you sit back and let the destruction wash over you in this fantastical, mind blowing visual feast."
The Brothers Bloom (2009)
The Time Traveler's Wife (2009)
"A graceful, elegant love story, that carefully avoids quasi-science, time travelling philosophy or mills and boon style passionate embraces, focussing instead on the means by which two truly star crossed lovers cope with their unique lives together."
Capitalism: A Love Story (2009)
A Summer In Genoa (2009)
Case 39 (2010)
Michael Jackson's This Is It (2009)
The Box (2009)
"The Box lacks the poetry and elegance of Darko, and at times mistakes randomness for mystery, however a good cast and pace mean those who enjoy debating what they just saw will have plenty to work over."
An Education (2009)
All About Steve (2009)
The Final Destination (2009)
Whatever Works (2009)
Astro Boy (AstroBoy) (2009)
"Like a pig-iron fisted metaphor, Astro Boy the film resembles the robot, in that it is cobbled together out of parts we recognise. And as much as they don't sound like they could all work in one film, they don't."
Couples Retreat (2009)
"It's been 13 years since Swingers. Couples Retreat is a very different film from writers leading very different lives. It's fast paced. Its a bunch of skits book-ended with story. And it's a lot of fun."
Whip It (2009)
Julie & Julia (2009)
Imagine That (2009)
Mao's Last Dancer (2010)
Looking for Eric (2010)
Van Diemen's Land (2009)
Stone Bros (2009)
500 Days of Summer (2009)
"(500) Days of Summer is a classic independent film, taking a bunch of risks and trying to break as many rules as possible, yet it is in many ways a traditional ode to love, and it will leave you yearning for the opportunity to be dumped yourself."
Valentino: The Last Emperor (2009)
"From naked models draped in fabric, to private jet passengers draped in dogs, Valentino is a warts and all, fly on the wall insight into the life of one of the great fashion designers. Unfortunately in this flick there are more warts than all."