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Rating
Title/Year
Author
1
2/5
The Resident (2012)
Swank works hard but the Oscar-winner must wonder what she was doing in this hokum.
Posted Mar 11, 2011
2
3/5
Patagonia (2010)
It is slow-paced, a bit overlong but almost lovingly sympathetic, as if some people's histories have a lot to tell us that we don't know.
Posted Mar 4, 2011
3
3/5
Rango (2011)
As animation, this is top class, and a mile away from the orthodox. Some of the detail is terrific, and the screenplay is sharply intelligent.
Posted Mar 4, 2011
4
2/5
Ironclad (2011)
Do you laugh or flinch at this sort of thing?
Posted Mar 4, 2011
5
3/5
Archipelago (2014)
Hogg, though a fine film-maker, doesn't always prevent us feeling that these people are not worth worrying about.
Posted Mar 4, 2011
6
2/5
7
4/5
Writer/director David Michod handles his material with great confidence, allowing some powerful acting.
Posted Feb 25, 2011
8
4/5
Waste Land (2010)
A well-made and often uplifting film that refuses to get angry yet still manages to point out that things aren't as they should be for a great many.
Posted Feb 25, 2011
9
2/5
Drive Angry (2011)
Harmless fun.
Posted Feb 25, 2011
10
2/5
If Pettyfer and Agron were less amorphous figureheads, and there had been a better script, the enjoyment might have been more.
Posted Feb 25, 2011
11
2/5
12
4/5
Inside Job (2010)
13
3/5
14
2/5
15
3/5
Paul (2011)
The writing skill of Edgar Wright of Hot Fuzz and Shaun is badly missed. It isn't a failure, but it's by no means a success.
Posted Feb 11, 2011
16
1/5
It's the laziest way of making a comedy I've seen, and pure purgatory to sit through.
Posted Feb 11, 2011
17
4/5
True Grit (2010)
18
4/5
The Fighter (2010)
19
4/5
Rabbit Hole (2010)
Kidman, looking almost anorexic with grief and sharply critical of everyone trying to comfort her, including her husband, is as good as she has been for some time.
Posted Feb 4, 2011
20
2/5
Sanctum (2011)
There's a good story buried within it but it would have been better had any of the leading characters not been made of cardboard.
Posted Feb 4, 2011
21
3/5
You can't deny that the cast, which also includes Andy Serkis, Phil Davis, Sean Harris and Nonso Anozie, is more than capable. Nor that the film looks and sounds good (there's a great, pounding score from Martin Phipps).
Posted Feb 4, 2011
22
2/5
Venville made the ferocious 44 Inch Chest, by the way - but this is gentle as custard pie.
Posted Jan 14, 2011
23
3/5
Does it work? Yes, if you like Rogen, but if you don't you'll feel that Gondry has fiddled too much with the original by giving his star full rein.
Posted Jan 14, 2011
24
25
3/5
Conviction (2010)
It's a great story but, the acting apart, plonkingly told.
Posted Jan 14, 2011
26
4/5
The Way Back (2011)
A dramatic story but not always one that engages as fully as it should. A sterling effort, not gold.
Posted Dec 24, 2010
27
3/5
28
3/5
29
2/5
Chatroom (2010)
30
3/5
31
In Our Name (2010)
Welsh weakens his tale by making her man a brute and her situation enough to try a saint. But there is no doubting the strength of Froggart's performance. This is her film.
Posted Dec 15, 2010
32
4/5
This astonishing documentary by Cambodian journalist Thet Sambath, whose entire family was killed by the Khmer Rouge, gets as near as anyone has done to discovering how and why the killing fields happened.
Posted Dec 15, 2010
33
3/5
You can't help wishing the film well, though doubting whether it will get anywhere near Harry Potter's lot at the box office.
Posted Dec 15, 2010
34
3/5
The Tourist (2010)
What's not to enjoy?
Posted Dec 15, 2010
35
3/5
Megamind (2010)
If you understand what it's trying to do, you will like it a good deal better than if you don't.
Posted Dec 8, 2010
36
3/5
Miral (2011)
[A] sincere but plodding examination of four women whose lives are affected by the time and place they live in.
Posted Dec 8, 2010
37
4/5
This is a deeply humane and compassionate film, frightening because we know the probable outcome but moving because it tells us, often in the quietest detail, what basic decency and goodness really means.
Posted Dec 8, 2010
38
3/5
Monsters (2010)
39
3/5
Tron Legacy (2010)
40
3/5
Unstoppable (2010)
41
2/5
42
2/5
The American (2010)
43
3/5
44
3/5
Machete (2010)
45
4/5
46
4/5
Though it has its horrific moments, it is more concerned with providing a darkly lit allegory about contemporary Mexico.
Posted Nov 12, 2010
47
You Again (2010)
48
3/5
49
3/5
50
3/5
Another Year (2010)