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Rating
Title/Year
Author
1
4/5
If the film says nothing new, it certainly brings the same kick to the mind that Happiness achieved. And it's not as cold-hearted as it first seems.
Posted Apr 29, 2010
2
3/5
Date Night (2010)
Okay, this is only a farcical fable, but with another director it might have been a little more than that.
Posted Apr 29, 2010
3
1/5
When the French are pretentious, the word gets a whole new meaning.
Posted Apr 22, 2010
4
3/5
It is not an easy watch -- but it is an impressive acheivement.
Posted Apr 22, 2010
5
1/5
The plodding direction, pedestrian cinematography and second-rate script prevent a good cast doing more than help the story along.
Posted Apr 22, 2010
6
3/5
Bananas! (2009)
Fredrik Gertien's documentary about the alleged perils of being a Nicaraguan banana worker has landed the director in serious trouble with the Dole Food Company.
Posted Apr 22, 2010
7
2/5
Dear John (2010)
Tatum makes what use he can of his two expressions, Seyfried does her best to perk things up and much the best performer is Richard Jenkins...
Posted Apr 22, 2010
8
3/5
9
3/5
The film will probably be better remembered as a faithful screen adaptation of the Robert Harris political thriller.
Posted Apr 22, 2010
10
2/5
Kerrigan never quite gets the tone right and the film suffers from what looks like a lack of finance in certain areas.
Posted Apr 15, 2010
11
4/5
The Infidel (2010)
12
4/5
I Am Love (2010)
The screenplay is spare but Yorick Le Saux's cinematography and Guadagnino's precise, imaginative direction speak for it, as does the chugging and vaguely threatening music of John Adams.
Posted Apr 15, 2010
13
2/5
Remember Me (2010)
Decently shot and directed as it is, it lacks any real flame.
Posted Apr 1, 2010
14
4/5
One of the most original, impressive Australian films for years.
Posted Apr 1, 2010
15
3/5
16
4/5
Kick-Ass (2010)
17
4/5
18
3/5
Newcomer Tom Harper's direction manages to be both clumsy and overly stylised, while the script by Skins writer Jack Thorne is predictable.
Posted Mar 22, 2010
19
2/5
The romantic pairing of brawny Gerard Butler and wispy Jennifer Aniston is a sight for sore eyes but makes for sore brains long before the end of Andy Tennant's rom-com.
Posted Mar 22, 2010
20
Salvage (2009)
Lawrence Gough's horror thriller ploughs its way through its strange plot pretty thoroughly.
Posted Mar 22, 2010
21
2/5
Chan has just enough friendly charm to transcend this rubbish.
Posted Mar 22, 2010
22
2/5
If the film is an intriguing attempt to do something different by way of a plot, it is not different enough to do more than pass the time.
Posted Mar 22, 2010
23
1/5
Old Dogs (2009)
Both Williams and Travolta mug furiously and the kids need locking up.
Posted Mar 22, 2010
24
2/5
Itâ(TM)s an extraordinary and touching story but told with too beady an eye on the box-office for comfort - even if youâ(TM)re a doggy person.
Posted Mar 16, 2010
25
4/5
26
4/5
It's a devastating portrait of a man on the edge of madness, and not easy to forget.
Posted Mar 16, 2010
27
It may ultimately lack subtlety, but it peers into the hearts and minds of its two weird protagonists with some skill.
Posted Mar 16, 2010
28
3/5
If the whole trips up with an ordinary first few chapters, Rapace, Blomqvist and Oplev ensure that it delivers in the end.
Posted Mar 16, 2010
29
3/5
Shutter Island is too long and its increasingly surreal tone provides an ending that's a bit of a cheat. But, since it is a Scorsese picture, there's a lot to intrigue on the way.
Posted Mar 16, 2010
30
5/5
Green Zone (2010)
31
4/5
32
3/5
Ondine (2010)
Jordan, refreshingly, presents rural Ireland without the clichés. Farrell, speaking in an impenetrable accent, is totally believable, throwing off his star persona as if he were glad to be rid of the weight.
Posted Mar 5, 2010
33
3/5
His film does not mark [Banksy] out as the new Spielberg. Yet it is funny, OK in technique and now and then spicily critical of the art world.
Posted Mar 5, 2010
34
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36
4/5
37
4/5
38
4/5
The Unloved (2009)
39
4/5
Crazy Heart (2009)
40
2/5
41
3/5
42
2/5
It's a little on the obvious side, not helped by an overweening musical score.
Posted Feb 16, 2010
43
2/5
It starts tiresomely - it is obvious the pair can't be taken seriously for a moment - but cheers up when the expedition gets dangerous and a couple of gay Norwegians show them a clean pair of heels.
Posted Feb 16, 2010
44
3/5
Pretty Woman (1990)
It's all fairly unconvincing - but its heart is roughly in the right place.
Posted Feb 16, 2010
45
1/5
This ineffably wooden Chris Columbus adaptation of author Rick Riordan's best-seller for young teens has a screenplay that defies description.
Posted Feb 16, 2010
46
1/5
The film is described as "a day in the life of love" and presents us with a group of beautiful Angelinos striving to justify a screenplay that gives them nothing coherent to do.
Posted Feb 16, 2010
47
3/5
The animation has an almost filigree quality that contrasts favourably with all but the best of its competitors.
Posted Feb 16, 2010
48
4/5
Ponyo (2009)
It may be a feelgood story but it's the stunning animation and the director's imagination that take the eye.
Posted Feb 16, 2010
49
3/5
An honourable effort to illustrate a period in post-war German history that remained conveniently shrouded for years.
Posted Feb 16, 2010
50
2/5
The Wolfman (2010)
The problem with this modern version of the old tale, however, is that it's basically a load of codswallop we can no longer swallow without choking.
Posted Feb 16, 2010