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Rating
Title/Year
Author
1

2
4/5
3
4/5
4
4/5
The Unloved (2009)
5
4/5
Crazy Heart (2009)
6
2/5
7
3/5
8
2/5
It's a little on the obvious side, not helped by an overweening musical score.
Posted Feb 16, 2010
9
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
10
3/5
Pretty Woman (1990)
It's all fairly unconvincing - but its heart is roughly in the right place.
Posted Feb 16, 2010
11
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
12
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
13
3/5
The animation has an almost filigree quality that contrasts favourably with all but the best of its competitors.
Posted Feb 16, 2010
14
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
15
3/5
An honourable effort to illustrate a period in post-war German history that remained conveniently shrouded for years.
Posted Feb 16, 2010
16
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
17
2/5
A Single Man (2009)
18
3/5
19
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
20
2/5
Holy Water (2010)
The film quickly descends into farce - it hardly merits the appellation of "an arousing comedy".
Posted Feb 5, 2010
21
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
22
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
23
3/5
[Cera's] a fresh enough performer to hold centre stage in comedies like this.
Posted Feb 5, 2010
24
2/5
Invictus (2009)
25
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
26
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
27
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
28
3/5
29
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
30
4/5
31
2/5
Armored (2009)
32
1/5
33
1/5
34
3/5
35
2/5
36
3/5
Brothers (2009)
37
5/5
38
1/5
The film is such a misjudged farrago that it makes Miss Congeniality seem like a masterpiece.
Posted Jan 15, 2010
39
3/5
The chief glory is the way its director, Michel Hazanavicius, manages to copy the thrillers of the time while taking the mickey out of them - this is funny, mischievous and sly.
Posted Jan 15, 2010
40
4/5
Full of the small revelations that make up everyone's memories and regrets. It is beautifully acted too.
Posted Jan 15, 2010
41
3/5
42
2/5
Though they provide us with a fair number of fight scenes, explosions and suchlike, the Hughes brothers clearly think they are also Saying Something Important. The result is like The Road rewritten by Sarah Palin for the greater good of Alaska and mankind
Posted Jan 15, 2010
43
2/5
Distinctive as it is, there's not much in the end that remains in the memory except the performances. And there ought to be more.
Posted Jan 15, 2010
44
2/5
The few women in the cast look aghast at what is going on.
Posted Jan 8, 2010
45
3/5
So Yong eschews drama for a quiet sensitivity which suggests the young can get over almost anything adults put upon them simply with native wit and resource.
Posted Jan 8, 2010
46
3/5

47
4/5
A riveting film which, were it fiction, might be disbelieved as melodrama.
Posted Jan 8, 2010
48
2/5
A slice of pure Hollywood hokum overstaying its welcome by at least 15 long minutes.
Posted Jan 8, 2010
49
2/5
The Road (2009)
50
4/5