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Rating
Title/Year
Author
1
3/5
Another Year (2010)
2
It is an extraordinary story of the triumph of hope over expectation, with first- team coach Taj Malik Alam, sacked and then reinstated by the duplicitous authorities, as the central character.
Posted Oct 29, 2010
3
3/5
It goes for pace and parody rather than wit, abounding with Victorian clichés about grasping anatomical surgeons, drunken dolls, daft soldiers and pompous worthies. The consolation lies in the minor roles.
Posted Oct 29, 2010
4
5
3/5
Carlos (2010)
6
4/5
The Arbor (2011)
The emotional core of the film holds fast, which is the only thing that matters, however fictional or factual the film appears to be.
Posted Oct 22, 2010
7
3/5
8
2/5
Takers (2010)
Noisily vacant.
Posted Oct 6, 2010
9
3/5
A better screenplay, tougher editing and less commercial direction might have made the tale more substantial and even funnier -- as it is, Chan keeps it all going.
Posted Oct 6, 2010
10
2/5
The film is nicely shot in New York and subtitled "One moment can change your life forever". There's not a moment here likely to change ours.
Posted Oct 6, 2010
11
4/5
A little more sophistication would have been no bad thing -- but a good script keeps it zipping along.
Posted Oct 6, 2010
12
3/5
Tomm Moore's Irish animation, drawn with painstaking reference to both Celtic myth and medieval manuscripts, possesses a lively originality that shows Europe's animators not far behind America's and in some ways in front of them.
Posted Oct 6, 2010
13
3/5
Collapse (2009)
If he's even half right, the world our children and grandchildren will inherit doesn't bear thinking about.
Posted Oct 6, 2010
14
4/5
It's one of those films which, on its placid but pointed surface, seems to be about nothing very much but manages by its end to tell us a great deal.
Posted Oct 6, 2010
15
3/5
Buried (2010)
Rodrigo Cortes directs and Chris Sparling wrote the screenplay. They and Reynolds should be applauded. But you wonder who on earth is going to submit themselves to a film that is set exclusively in a coffin.
Posted Oct 6, 2010
16
3/5
All good fun.
Posted Oct 6, 2010
17
4/5
Budrus (2010)
You can scarcely believe the foolishness of the Israeli authorities, but you never get the sense that the film is taking sides.
Posted Sep 29, 2010
18
3/5
Confucius (2010)
Chow Yun-fat plays the philosopher with dignified aplomb; otherwise, we rely on action as much as words, and never learn enough about the man.
Posted Sep 29, 2010
19
4/5
The cast includes Frank Sinatra, Montgomery Clift and Ernest Borgnine, all of whom are fine, in what is essentially a melodrama.
Posted Sep 29, 2010
20
3/5
Peepli Live (2010)
Thousands of poor farmers kill themselves every year in India and it was audacious of writer-director Anusha Rizvi to make a comedy out of the fact with her first film.
Posted Sep 29, 2010
21
2/5
The Hole (2012)
The return of director Joe Dante would be more welcome if his children's horror-thriller weren't so tepid.
Posted Sep 29, 2010
22
3/5
True Legend (2011)
[An] entertaining kung-fu movie.
Posted Sep 29, 2010
23
3/5
Frozen (2010)
Green orchestrates all this with some skill but not too much gore. A minor tour de force.
Posted Sep 29, 2010
24
2/5
The film will shock some and bore others. But the technical fluency with which this Freudian spectacle is made is undeniable...
Posted Sep 29, 2010
25
4/5
Goldthwait has given it a title that will make some shy away. But don't. It's a comedy about the particularly American capacity to create legends out of the dead, and it's sharper than most.
Posted Sep 29, 2010
26
2/5
27
3/5
28
1/5
29
2/5
30
2/5
Just Wright (2010)
Just about bearable.
Posted Sep 22, 2010
31
3/5
The Kid (2010)
32
4/5
33
3/5
34
3/5
Tamara Drewe (2010)
35
4/5
Cyrus (2010)
36
3/5
The Runaways (2010)
37
3/5
The Tempest (2010)
Lacks some of the magical qualities that lifts its story into the realms of classic fantasy. But it has two performances, apart from Mirren's, exempt from that criticism.
Posted Sep 15, 2010
38
4/5
Somewhere (2010)
39
3/5
Suggests a proper human being trying to make sense of a life in the public eye he never really wanted.
Posted Sep 8, 2010
40
The Town (2010)
Affleck knows that a large chunk of romance leavens any tough thriller but also that the best thrillers have pace and a real sense of atmosphere.
Posted Sep 8, 2010
41
3/5
42
1/5
43
5/5
The Leopard (1963)
The film is one of the most sumptuous ever made in Europe.
Posted Sep 1, 2010
44
3/5
Wah Do Dem (2010)
It's impossible not to like this small-budget road movie...
Posted Sep 1, 2010
45
2/5
[A] sappy and superficial adaptation...
Posted Sep 1, 2010
46
3/5
Dog Pound (2010)
The film is graced by excellent acting and based on extensive research.
Posted Sep 1, 2010
47
3/5
Good playing and powerful film-making make Cherry Tree Lane distinctive.
Posted Sep 1, 2010
48
4/5
Sebastian Silva's film is very finely decorated by Catalina Saavedra's loyal but self-destructive servant.
Posted Sep 1, 2010
49
1/5
Grown Ups (2010)
Despite some passable gags and a whole posse of middle-aged funnymen, Denis Dugan's comedy is about the least grown-up movie you could see.
Posted Sep 1, 2010
50
5/5
Black Swan (2010)