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Rating
Title/Year
Author
1
3/5
2
3/5
Greek Pete (2009)
3
3/5
4
4/5

5
2/5
District 9 (2009)
6
4/5
7
8
2/5
Jetsam (2007)
9
4/5
10
5/5
11
3/5
Funny People (2009)
12
2/5
13
3/5
14
3/5
Chiko (2008)
Something more than just a thriller - a film as accurate and hard-nosed as it needs to be.
Posted Aug 24, 2009
15
4/5
Scarface (1983)
To call the whole thing visceral is a palpable understatement.
Posted Aug 21, 2009
16
3/5
Afterschool (2008)
This is certainly an original work, but not entirely successful in saying anything new about the way we watch "reality" today at second hand.
Posted Aug 21, 2009
17
2/5
There's more fun to be had from watching the various miracles on display than deciphering the story, or wondering why William H Macy and James Spader took bit parts in it.
Posted Aug 21, 2009
18
2/5
A fundamentally silly piece of fiction and far too few occasions when Tarantino manages to produce the kind of spectacular cinematic moment combining character, script and editing that first signalled him out as a virtuoso director.
Posted Aug 21, 2009
19
4/5
The result is uncommonly pleasing or defiantly twee: take your choice.
Posted Aug 17, 2009
20
Imagine That (2009)

21
2/5
There's a lot of blood and little logic but the actors scream nicely.
Posted Aug 17, 2009
22
3/5
Bandslam (2009)
The characterisations are just a little unorthodox and the whole thing, despite a soggy middle during which nothing much happens, goes with an above average swing.
Posted Aug 17, 2009
23
2/5
The aliens look like cast-offs from a bad Spielberg film and the whole family are boring examples of Hollywood's ordinary Americans.
Posted Aug 17, 2009
24
3/5
Two good performances, some expert cinematography from Florian Ballhaus and an air of intensity that keeps you gripped.
Posted Aug 14, 2009
25
5/5
Sin Nombre (2009)
26
3/5
This is often a very funny film, made more relevant by a recession which began after the film was made. Michael Moore should watch out - he has competition.
Posted Aug 11, 2009
27
1/5
The ugly truth about this insipid romcom is that Katherine Heigl and Gerard Butler are entirely wasted.
Posted Aug 11, 2009
28
3/5
Orphan (2009)
It has atmosphere and tension, and the performances are far better than usual for this sort of caper.
Posted Aug 11, 2009
29
4/5
It remains totally watchable and, in Cassel, it has an actor as strong as anyone.
Posted Aug 7, 2009
30
2/5
It's noisy, fast-paced and stuffed with special effects. The screenplay? You've got to be joking!
Posted Aug 7, 2009
31
2/5
Adam (2009)
32
3/5
Rumba (2008)
The film's innate sense of humour and the naïve poetry of its making, which admittedly sometimes descends into whimsy, provide a resolutely optimistic feel.
Posted Jul 31, 2009
33
3/5
Mad, Sad & Bad, it must be said, is not made with any great flair. But Luthra extracts good performances from his cast and his writing gives them something to do once the story gets going.
Posted Jul 31, 2009
34
2/5
It's not clear whether the director, Brad Silberling, is camping it up or simply trying to get through it all without too much strain.
Posted Jul 31, 2009
35
2/5
G-Force (2009)
Nowhere near the originality of anything from Pixar.
Posted Jul 31, 2009
36
2/5
Well-acted but increasingly either melodramatic or just plain dull.
Posted Jul 31, 2009
37
2/5
Tony Scott's remake of the semi-classic of 1974 begins and ends badly.
Posted Jul 31, 2009
38
2/5
39
5/5
Sergio Leone's 1969 masterwork, in which he pulls together most of the themes of his three Dollar films, and also contributes one of the most famous credit sequences in history, will wet your lips all over again.
Posted Jul 24, 2009
40
3/5
It's melodrama, and sometimes absurdist. But there's a sense of humour too and while it trips over itself in the effort to be original, it is an impressive piece of film-making all the same.
Posted Jul 24, 2009
41
1/5
Painful in the extreme, showing how even the best actor can be made uncomfortable by clumsy direction.
Posted Jul 24, 2009
42
3/5
I have never been quite sure why this $30 million comedy made by John Landis in 1980 became such a cult.
Posted Jul 24, 2009
43
3/5
Skin (2009)
You could hardly call this a timely film but it does remind us of the evils of racism and the misery it causes.
Posted Jul 24, 2009
44
2/5
The Proposal (2009)
This turns out to be another bad choice for Bullock who, without playing badly, sinks in the general morass.
Posted Jul 24, 2009
45
1/5
Antichrist (2009)
46
3/5
Jordan gives all this an entirely appropriate sheen and the cast play well through glazed eyes. The film will fascinate those who love to see the tormented lives of those who seem luckier than the rest of us.
Posted Jul 17, 2009
47
4/5
Frozen River (2008)
Everything about the film looks and feels authentic, from the desolate landscape dotted with trailers and fast-food joints to the people who populate a borderland that offers none of them much hope.
Posted Jul 17, 2009
48
3/5
Moon (2009)
Jones, as writer and director, has fashioned a good-looking, claustrophobic piece despite his limited resources.
Posted Jul 17, 2009
49
3/5
50
4/5
Soul Power (2009)
This is musical history that deserves to be placed alongside the best of its era.
Posted Jul 10, 2009