"Woody Harrelson's compelling performance as a man desperately trying to escape a net drawing ever tighter - yet fundamentally refusing to change his ways - ensures this gripping and gritty crime drama amounts to being more than just The Shield: The Movie."
Everything Must Go (2011)
The Adventures of Tintin (2011)
"Dragonslayer - which incredulously picked up the Best Documentary award at SXSW - is probably the first ever hagiography made about someone who is, without doubt, completely unremarkable. But at least at 74-minutes, it won't keep you for too long."
"Nimbly switching gears between heartful drama and uproarious comedy, 50/50 tackles the near-impossible and makes a film about cancer that'll have you crying like a baby one minute and laughing so hard your sides hurt the next."
The Divide (2012)
"There are some compelling performances here - especially Foster and Hopkins - but they are held at the mercy of tiresome armchair philosophy and an almost fetishistic focus on silly people and the misery they cause."
Real Steel (2011)
"More successful as a rock 'em, sock 'em 'Rocky with Robots' vehicle than as a potent family drama, Real Steel is a scrappy but warm-hearted film which should nevertheless appeal to just about every boy under the age of 12."
Midnight in Paris (2011)
"This is not a pleasant film, nor one you will probably want to watch again anytime soon. But the volcanic, award-worthy performances from Peter Mullan and Olivia Colman make it an absolute must see."
Panic Button (2011)
Shark Night 3D (2011)
"Certainly challenging in its length and sparseness, Melancholia nevertheless offers up transcendent visuals, and with Kirsten Dunst's career-best performance, a stunningly authentic portrayal of depression."
A Lonely Place to Die (2011)
Kill List (2012)
Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (2011)
Apollo 18 (2011)
Kill List (2012)
Midnight Son (2009)
"At 84 minutes, this is a breezy holiday horror which doesn't outstay its welcome and has a dash of wit to go along with the ridiculous premise, not to mention firm, stylish direction despite the low budget. "
The Innkeepers (2012)
Fright Night (2011)
The Woman (2011)
The Wicker Tree (2012)
"The Troll Hunter may sound like something you'd drunkenly chance upon at a midnight drive-in, but it's a consistently thrilling, surprisingly intriguing creature feature that demonstrates there's still plenty of wiggle room in the found footage subgenre."
Tucker and Dale vs. Evil (2011)
Final Destination 5 (2011)
"The kill-or-be-killed twist could have made this the best Destination since the first, but the idea is woefully underdeveloped even if the film is nevertheless gorier and smarter than the diabolical fourth instalment."
Don't Be Afraid Of The Dark (2011)
The Skin I Live In (2011)
"Gorgeously mounted and superbly acted, Pedro Almodóvar doesn't make this bracingly intense, off-the-wall story an excuse to forsake the humanist interests that populate his best works. And this sits proudly among them."
The Inbetweeners (2012)
"It's a refreshing rebuke to the countless Brit period dramas and gangster pics we're known for, but for the closure it seems to provide, it should be funnier and develop its characters more. Big fans will probably still enjoy it enough though."
One Day (2011)
"Unknown isn't offensive at all, but it isn't startlingly good either: it is a near-perfect popcorn thriller that convinces of its story despite some fairly ludicrous plot shifts and an ultimately very self-serving resolution."
Cars 2 (2011)
The Violent Kind (2010)
Cell 211 (Celda 211) (2009)
That's What I Am (2011)
"Bear with the slow start and what you get in this bookending instalment's latter two acts is more pathos, exhilaration, and sheer entertainment value than anything else in the entire eight-film, ten-year saga. Potter has certainly saved the best for last."
Holy Rollers (2010)
Empire State (1988)