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Rating
Title/Year
Author
1
3/5
This may be a talky court drama, competent rather than inspired, but the fact that it is based on truth lends its argument force.
Posted Jul 1, 2011
2
2/5
Larry Crowne (2011)
The screenplay misses a good few tricks and the direction frequently renders scenes too long, taking positively ages to wrap things up.
Posted Jul 1, 2011
3
2/5
If the whole is some way better than the deafening second instalment of the franchise, that doesn't mean it's a triumph.
Posted Jul 1, 2011
4
4/5
A Separation (2011)
5
4/5
It's an audaciously truthful film, made by a film-maker of considerable skill without an inch of prurience, and totally from a woman's point of view.
Posted Jul 1, 2011
6
4/5
Incendies (2011)
It isn't easy to open out a well-respected stage play without losing a lot of its bite and subtlety.
Posted Jun 24, 2011
7
2/5
Ghosted (2011)
There's virtually nothing here that we haven't seen before; the best of it is the acting of a fine cast which also includes Art Malik and David Schofield.
Posted Jun 24, 2011
8
4/5
Viva Riva! (2011)
Viva Riva! succeeds in being violent, erotic and often funny...
Posted Jun 24, 2011
9
2/5
Seems to go on for ever and manipulates its audience in the most naïve of ways.
Posted Jun 24, 2011
10
4/5
Cutter's Way (1981)
Almost as impressive as Polanski's Chinatown and an extraordinary change of gear from one of the fine Czech New Wave's most notable alumni.
Posted Jun 24, 2011
11
4/5
Akira (1988)
Put it up there with the most astonishing animated features ever made.
Posted Jun 24, 2011
12
2/5
Their music is secondary to the story but underscores its behind-the-scenes, rather fractured style.
Posted Jun 24, 2011
13
3/5
We've gone backwards rather than forwards. To watch a film such as this is to shudder all over again.
Posted Jun 24, 2011
14
1/5
Sadly, this cinematic trifle is ruinously bad - made for practically nothing in three weeks, which shows.
Posted Jun 24, 2011
15
4/5
Bridesmaids (2011)
16
4/5
Page Eight (2011)

17
A Separation (2011)
18
3/5
La Rafle (2012)
Not a piece of history the French like to remember but one, largely because of this film, they now do.
Posted Jun 17, 2011
19
2/5
Stake Land (2011)
Somehow its posse of American travellers, attempting to reach the Eden of Canada while assailed by vampires, seems a little dull.
Posted Jun 17, 2011
20
Putty Hill (2011)
The originality here lies in the fact that the unseen director, Matt Porterfield, armed with his camera, asks them about their feelings.
Posted Jun 17, 2011
21
4/5
Sometimes shocking, sometimes funny and sometimes just ordinary life placed on the screen.
Posted Jun 17, 2011
22
The film tries for a kind of pawky comedy that tells some kind of truth. But a mediocre screenplay doesn't help and only a few moments work as well as they might.
Posted Jun 17, 2011
23
Few will be unmoved by the two women's courage and persistence, though Morgan Freeman's intoning voiceover is less persuasive.
Posted Jun 17, 2011
24
3/5
Potiche (2011)
Deneuve's combination of dignity and a determined ordinariness is just right, while Depardieu's lovelorn political beast is equally watchable.
Posted Jun 17, 2011
25
2/5
Bad Teacher (2011)
It's good for a few laughs but in the end neither outrageous nor accurate enough.
Posted Jun 17, 2011
26
27
2/5
Honey 2 (2011)
Nearly every dance film cliché is done to death here, but at least the hip-hoppery is spectacular, played out before a panel of judges who make Cheryl Cole look like a genius.
Posted Jun 10, 2011
28
4/5
It's unsettling, moving and funny in turn, and a clear criticism of a regime that stifled the Spanish for decades.
Posted Jun 10, 2011
29
2/5
Mother's Day (2012)
You have to like this sort of thing, and I don't.
Posted Jun 10, 2011
30
3/5
Point Blank (2011)
This is a reasonable if slightly confusing watch, recalling the work of someone like Phil Karlson, though it's distinctly French in tone.
Posted Jun 10, 2011
31
3/5
Director Jennifer Yuh Nelson has done her best to ensure a child-friendly movie that parents can sit through too.
Posted Jun 10, 2011
32
3/5
Kaboom (2011)
33
4/5
Senna (2011)
Even those bored to death with people going round and round in ever-faster cars can appreciate a veritable legend of the track.
Posted Jun 3, 2011
34
3/5
Last Night (2011)
35
3/5
Mammuth (2011)
It is often quite offbeat, anarchic stuff about how time and age tend to betray us.
Posted Jun 3, 2011
36
3/5
Rio Breaks (2011)
This is not your ordinary movie about young men surfing the waves in places like Rio.
Posted Jun 3, 2011
37
2/5
Screwed (2011)
Here we get everything nasty piled up like a great bag of detritus, and hardly a hint of anything positive at all.
Posted Jun 3, 2011
38
3/5
Only in America, you're bound to say after watching Donor Unknown, but it's worth a look all the same.
Posted Jun 3, 2011
39
2/5
Prom (2011)
Romance flowering or being dashed, a school where no one appears to be doing any coherent work and a Prom which brings the whole messy thing towards its feelgood finish.
Posted Jun 3, 2011
40
4/5
41
3/5
42
2/5
Heartbeats (2011)
Lushly, not to say swishly made, the whole thing is really just a pseudo-poetic trifle.
Posted May 27, 2011
43
2/5
It's not with a sense of delight that you realise you're on exactly the same ride again but with dawning dismay.
Posted May 27, 2011
44
4/5
It is all rather wonderful - a balm to the spirit and a tribute to the natural world, unsullied by consumer society.
Posted May 27, 2011
45
2/5
There are momentary shafts of something like wit within this slightly bland mix...
Posted May 27, 2011
46
3/5
If it falls short of either Gomorrah or A Prophet, it is an above average prison thriller, telling us of a strange man who fought most of his enemies to a standstill until he died.
Posted May 27, 2011
47
5/5
Undoubtedly it is one of the best films about war ever made.
Posted May 27, 2011
48
Drive (2011)
Refn ... is an avid fan of American thrillers and is clearly familiar with most of its clichés. Every one is displayed, in one sequence or another, during the film.
Posted May 20, 2011
49
4/5
50
4/5
Win Win (2011)