"If you can stomach the unexpectedly strong violence, there is something even more unexpected here; a sly satire of the disturbing blood-lust associated with ice hockey, and a quiet, believable character study which makes the best of Seann William Scott."
9 Songs (2005)
"One cannot entirely condemn Winterbottom, because the film is not without its meritorious moments, yet at the same time, 9 Songs doesn't effectively traverse the line of glorified pornography, so much as it narrowly scrapes past it."
Green Lantern (2011)
"Thinks it is more impressive than it actually is. Faced with over-blown effects, characters look flat and disappear into the background without a whimper, thanks to an insipid script and the film-makers' unwillingness to flesh out anyone but Hal Jordan. "
The New Daughter (2009)
"Unfortunately for all of the good work, like the good-looking cinematography, and Costner's performance, it doesn't quite land the punch it needs to stand out as one of the better horrors of recent years."
Reuniting The Rubins (2012)
"Reuniting the Rubins is harmless, unspectacular comedy, let down by a poor script and light-weight direction, which might have been more at home on a Sunday on ITV. It isn't the worst thing you'll see this year, but it will be difficult to remember."
The Conspirator (2011)
"The Conspirator deserves a lot more praise than it got on initial release: yes it is slow in parts and even provocatively tentative, but it is intricately crafted, a wonderful example of precision and attention to detail."
Everything Must Go (2011)
"Everything Must Go is a pleasantly engaging, entertaining human portrait - a journey that doesn't physically stray very far, but which treads a million metaphorical miles within its main character as he attempts to go from broken man to redeemed man."
Cars 2 (2011)
"With Cars 2 it seems Pixar may have fallen on the self-made sword of success. But even for adult audiences, it is no more than middling - it is neither terribly good nor terrible, but it still out-performs the majority of rival animation studios' output."
Conan the Barbarian (2011)
"The film lacks any magic, and indeed any of the spirit that grabbed a cult audience for the original: the direction lacks any kind of showmanship, and the script is a dilluted version of what it undoubtedly could have been."
"The substance of the film is simply mesmerising: the way in which it prioritises story over spectacle, saying so much without explicit over-statement is a triumph, and it is for good reason that it is one of my picks for Best Film at next year's Oscars."
The Lady (2012)
Something Borrowed (2011)
Horrid Henry: The Movie (2013)
Jack and Jill (2011)
Red Riding Hood (2011)
A Little Bit Of Heaven (2012)
Atlas Shrugged: Part I (2011)
Hoodwinked Too! Hood vs Evil (2011)
Honey 2 (2011)
Dream House (2011)
I Melt with You (2011)
War Horse (2011)
Young Adult (2011)
"This prickly and challenging film smartly confronts our expectations of the character-driven drama, and thanks to Charlize Theron and Patton Oswalt's impressive performances, has the makings of a cult favourite."
"David Fincher's first-rate direction effortlessly wipes the floor with the soporific Swedish counterpart. In the end, though, even Fincher can't froth up some of the novel's more procedural killer-of-the-week fancies."
The Iron Lady (2012)
"Much like the first Sherlock, the good work by Downey Jr. and Law is largely undone by flat humour, stilted action and a dull, breadcrumb-following plot unbecoming of Doyle's beloved detective. The ending, though, is much better than the film deserves."
Puss in Boots (2011)
"With all the digital and environmental tomfoolery, it's a shock that Chipwrecked wasn't released in 3D, and that renders it ever so slightly more respectable. But seriously, Jason Lee, you're so much better than this. Please, stop now."
New Year's Eve (2011)
"Despite having amassed a roster of roughly thirty bonafide film stars and respected character actors, New Year's Eve is nothing more than a glorified cameo carousel, and a laughably schmaltzy, punishingly dull one at that."
The Thing (2011)
Another Earth (2011)
Arthur Christmas (2011)
In Time (2011)
A Dangerous Method (2011)
The Kid with a Bike (2012)
The Descendants (2011)
Paranormal Activity 3 (2011)
"Paranormal Activity 3, which parts audiences once again with their cash while refusing to move the series' mythology forward, will frustrate those expecting any sort of continuation from the last film, despite some decent scares."
"A winningly understated performance from John C. Reilly and a potentially star-making turn from lead Jacob Wysocki help place Terri's firm finger on the pulse of the often senselessly cruel high school experience."
The Ides of March (2011)
"Ryan Gosling is astonishing in this thrilling and timely - if also bleak - political allegory, which skilfully reflects Obama-era disappointment and also functions as a concise riff on morality, role models and the dangers of idealism."
The Artist (2011)
"Michel Hazanavicius' spellbinding love-letter to silent cinema is a masterclass of inscrutable production design, top-notch physical comedy, and a postmodern sensibility which never descends into a rose-tintedly overzealous adulation of the era."
We Need to Talk About Kevin (2012)
"This is a trenchant and thought-provoking treatise on modern families, specifically the put-upon mother, whose role is to raise, to nurture, and tragically, to account for the terrible things her children might do."
The Snowtown Murders (2012)