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Rating
Title/Year
Author
1
3/5
2
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
3
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
4
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
5
3/5
The Tourist (2010)
What's not to enjoy?
Posted Dec 15, 2010
6
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
7
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
8
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
9
3/5
Monsters (2010)
10
3/5
Tron Legacy (2010)
11
3/5
Unstoppable (2010)
12
2/5
13
2/5
The American (2010)
14
3/5
15
3/5
Machete (2010)
16
4/5
17
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
18
You Again (2010)
19
3/5
20
3/5
21
3/5
Another Year (2010)
22
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
23
3/5
It goes for pace and parody rather than wit, abounding with Victorian clich├ęs about grasping anatomical surgeons, drunken dolls, daft soldiers and pompous worthies. The consolation lies in the minor roles.
Posted Oct 29, 2010
24
25
3/5
Carlos (2010)
26
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
27
3/5
28
2/5
Takers (2010)
Noisily vacant.
Posted Oct 6, 2010
29
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
30
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
31
4/5
A little more sophistication would have been no bad thing -- but a good script keeps it zipping along.
Posted Oct 6, 2010
32
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
33
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
34
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
35
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
36
3/5
All good fun.
Posted Oct 6, 2010
37
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
38
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
39
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
40
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
41
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
42
3/5
True Legend (2011)
[An] entertaining kung-fu movie.
Posted Sep 29, 2010
43
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
44
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
45
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
46
2/5
47
3/5
48
1/5
49
2/5
50
2/5
Just Wright (2010)
Just about bearable.
Posted Sep 22, 2010