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Rating
Title/Year
Author
1
Salvage (2009)
Lawrence Gough's horror thriller ploughs its way through its strange plot pretty thoroughly.
Posted Mar 22, 2010
2
2/5
Chan has just enough friendly charm to transcend this rubbish.
Posted Mar 22, 2010
3
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
4
1/5
Old Dogs (2009)
Both Williams and Travolta mug furiously and the kids need locking up.
Posted Mar 22, 2010
5
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
6
4/5
7
4/5
It's a devastating portrait of a man on the edge of madness, and not easy to forget.
Posted Mar 16, 2010
8
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
9
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
10
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
11
5/5
Green Zone (2010)
12
4/5
13
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
14
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
15
16

17
4/5
18
4/5
19
4/5
The Unloved (2009)
20
4/5
Crazy Heart (2009)
21
2/5
22
3/5
23
2/5
It's a little on the obvious side, not helped by an overweening musical score.
Posted Feb 16, 2010
24
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
25
3/5
Pretty Woman (1990)
It's all fairly unconvincing - but its heart is roughly in the right place.
Posted Feb 16, 2010
26
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
27
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
28
3/5
The animation has an almost filigree quality that contrasts favourably with all but the best of its competitors.
Posted Feb 16, 2010
29
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
30
3/5
An honourable effort to illustrate a period in post-war German history that remained conveniently shrouded for years.
Posted Feb 16, 2010
31
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
32
2/5
A Single Man (2009)
33
3/5
34
3/5
The Island (2007)
A strange film but invested with an absorbing atmosphere as if Tarkovsky, and maybe God, had been advisers.
Posted Feb 5, 2010
35
2/5
Holy Water (2010)
The film quickly descends into farce - it hardly merits the appellation of "an arousing comedy".
Posted Feb 5, 2010
36
2/5
David Bowers's film looks good and tries for a bit of adult interest by suggesting there might be another way other than arrant capitalism. It's not much less sophisticated than Avatar but hasn't the eye-catching novelty.
Posted Feb 5, 2010
37
3/5
Tony (2009)
No one could possibly regard Tony as without flaws. It is often rough and ready - but it is most certainly the product of a real and very promising film-maker, inhabiting a convincingly original world of its own.
Posted Feb 5, 2010
38
3/5
[Cera's] a fresh enough performer to hold centre stage in comedies like this.
Posted Feb 5, 2010
39
2/5
Invictus (2009)
40
5/5
Another of Yashiru Ozu's late masterpieces, to be put beside Tokyo Story as a commentary on Japanese mores that surpass nationality and manage universal appeal.
Posted Feb 2, 2010
41
2/5
Adoration (2008)
Too self-conscious by half and often unnecessarily complicated. It's as if Egoyan, who wrote and produced it as well as directed, has so much on his mind that he can't sort it all out.
Posted Feb 2, 2010
42
2/5
It may be too long and repetitious, but this directing debut from South Korean actor Yang Ik-June has some remarkable moments.
Posted Feb 2, 2010
43
3/5
44
2/5
The film, while it doesn't lack tension, never catches fire. Compared with the mini-series, it seems flattened out and improbable. It's as if the change in setting has changed the mood too. And not for the better.
Posted Feb 2, 2010
45
4/5
46
2/5
Armored (2009)
47
1/5
48
1/5
49
3/5
50
2/5