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Rating
Title/Year
Author
1
2/5
Seems to go on for ever and manipulates its audience in the most naïve of ways.
Posted Jun 24, 2011
2
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
3
4/5
Akira (1988)
Put it up there with the most astonishing animated features ever made.
Posted Jun 24, 2011
4
2/5
Their music is secondary to the story but underscores its behind-the-scenes, rather fractured style.
Posted Jun 24, 2011
5
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
6
1/5
Sadly, this cinematic trifle is ruinously bad - made for practically nothing in three weeks, which shows.
Posted Jun 24, 2011
7
4/5
Bridesmaids (2011)
8
4/5
Page Eight (2011)

9
A Separation (2011)
10
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
11
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
12
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
13
4/5
Sometimes shocking, sometimes funny and sometimes just ordinary life placed on the screen.
Posted Jun 17, 2011
14
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
15
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
16
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
17
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
18
19
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
20
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
21
2/5
Mother's Day (2012)
You have to like this sort of thing, and I don't.
Posted Jun 10, 2011
22
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
23
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
24
3/5
Kaboom (2011)
25
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
26
3/5
Last Night (2011)
27
3/5
Mammuth (2011)
It is often quite offbeat, anarchic stuff about how time and age tend to betray us.
Posted Jun 3, 2011
28
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
29
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
30
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
31
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
32
4/5
33
3/5
34
2/5
Heartbeats (2011)
Lushly, not to say swishly made, the whole thing is really just a pseudo-poetic trifle.
Posted May 27, 2011
35
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
36
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
37
2/5
There are momentary shafts of something like wit within this slightly bland mix...
Posted May 27, 2011
38
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
39
5/5
Undoubtedly it is one of the best films about war ever made.
Posted May 27, 2011
40
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
41
4/5
42
4/5
Win Win (2011)
43
3/5
44
3/5
Blitz (2011)
45
3/5
46
2/5
Planeat (2011)
47
2/5
48
The Conquest (2011)
49
3/5
Only Almodovar could get away with this potentially grizzly melodrama and make you laugh as well as shudder.
Posted May 19, 2011
50
4/5
Melancholia (2011)
It looks wonderful, and almost every-one in the cast shares the intensity Von Trier always brings to his films.
Posted May 18, 2011