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Rating
Title/Year
Author
1
4/5
Fair Game (2010)
It's a thriller that shows the twists and turns of fate with some skill but also rages effectively against the way the most powerful usually win.
Posted Mar 11, 2011
2
1/5
Hall Pass (2011)
It's hopelessly sentimental, without much of the infamous Farrelly Bros gross-out.
Posted Mar 11, 2011
3
3/5
Wells, whose first feature this is, knows how to shape a movie but it still seems a little like a superior piece of television, adorned by a posse of very watchable stars.
Posted Mar 11, 2011
4
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
5
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
6
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
7
2/5
Ironclad (2011)
Do you laugh or flinch at this sort of thing?
Posted Mar 4, 2011
8
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
9
2/5
10
4/5
Writer/director David Michod handles his material with great confidence, allowing some powerful acting.
Posted Feb 25, 2011
11
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
12
2/5
Drive Angry (2011)
Harmless fun.
Posted Feb 25, 2011
13
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
14
2/5
15
4/5
Inside Job (2010)
16
3/5
17
2/5
18
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
19
1/5
It's the laziest way of making a comedy I've seen, and pure purgatory to sit through.
Posted Feb 11, 2011
20
4/5
True Grit (2010)
21
4/5
The Fighter (2010)
22
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
23
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
24
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
25
2/5
Venville made the ferocious 44 Inch Chest, by the way - but this is gentle as custard pie.
Posted Jan 14, 2011
26
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
27
28
3/5
Conviction (2010)
It's a great story but, the acting apart, plonkingly told.
Posted Jan 14, 2011
29
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
30
3/5
31
3/5
32
2/5
Chatroom (2010)
33
3/5
34
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
35
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
36
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
37
3/5
The Tourist (2010)
What's not to enjoy?
Posted Dec 15, 2010
38
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
39
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
40
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
41
3/5
Monsters (2010)
42
3/5
Tron Legacy (2010)
43
3/5
Unstoppable (2010)
44
2/5
45
2/5
The American (2010)
46
3/5
47
3/5
Machete (2010)
48
4/5
49
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
50
You Again (2010)