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Rating
Title/Year
Author
1
3/5
Paul (2011)
The writing skill of Edgar Wright of Hot Fuzz and Shaun is badly missed. It isn't a failure, but it's by no means a success.
Posted Feb 11, 2011
2
1/5
It's the laziest way of making a comedy I've seen, and pure purgatory to sit through.
Posted Feb 11, 2011
3
4/5
True Grit (2010)
4
4/5
The Fighter (2010)
5
4/5
Rabbit Hole (2010)
Kidman, looking almost anorexic with grief and sharply critical of everyone trying to comfort her, including her husband, is as good as she has been for some time.
Posted Feb 4, 2011
6
2/5
Sanctum (2011)
There's a good story buried within it but it would have been better had any of the leading characters not been made of cardboard.
Posted Feb 4, 2011
7
3/5
You can't deny that the cast, which also includes Andy Serkis, Phil Davis, Sean Harris and Nonso Anozie, is more than capable. Nor that the film looks and sounds good (there's a great, pounding score from Martin Phipps).
Posted Feb 4, 2011
8
2/5
Venville made the ferocious 44 Inch Chest, by the way - but this is gentle as custard pie.
Posted Jan 14, 2011
9
3/5
Does it work? Yes, if you like Rogen, but if you don't you'll feel that Gondry has fiddled too much with the original by giving his star full rein.
Posted Jan 14, 2011
10
11
3/5
Conviction (2010)
It's a great story but, the acting apart, plonkingly told.
Posted Jan 14, 2011
12
4/5
The Way Back (2011)
A dramatic story but not always one that engages as fully as it should. A sterling effort, not gold.
Posted Dec 24, 2010
13
3/5
14
3/5
15
2/5
Chatroom (2010)
16
3/5
17
In Our Name (2010)
Welsh weakens his tale by making her man a brute and her situation enough to try a saint. But there is no doubting the strength of Froggart's performance. This is her film.
Posted Dec 15, 2010
18
4/5
This astonishing documentary by Cambodian journalist Thet Sambath, whose entire family was killed by the Khmer Rouge, gets as near as anyone has done to discovering how and why the killing fields happened.
Posted Dec 15, 2010
19
3/5
You can't help wishing the film well, though doubting whether it will get anywhere near Harry Potter's lot at the box office.
Posted Dec 15, 2010
20
3/5
The Tourist (2010)
What's not to enjoy?
Posted Dec 15, 2010
21
3/5
Megamind (2010)
If you understand what it's trying to do, you will like it a good deal better than if you don't.
Posted Dec 8, 2010
22
3/5
Miral (2011)
[A] sincere but plodding examination of four women whose lives are affected by the time and place they live in.
Posted Dec 8, 2010
23
4/5
This is a deeply humane and compassionate film, frightening because we know the probable outcome but moving because it tells us, often in the quietest detail, what basic decency and goodness really means.
Posted Dec 8, 2010
24
3/5
Monsters (2010)
25
3/5
Tron Legacy (2010)
26
3/5
Unstoppable (2010)
27
2/5
28
2/5
The American (2010)
29
3/5
30
3/5
Machete (2010)
31
4/5
32
4/5
Though it has its horrific moments, it is more concerned with providing a darkly lit allegory about contemporary Mexico.
Posted Nov 12, 2010
33
You Again (2010)
34
3/5
35
3/5
36
3/5
Another Year (2010)
37
It is an extraordinary story of the triumph of hope over expectation, with first- team coach Taj Malik Alam, sacked and then reinstated by the duplicitous authorities, as the central character.
Posted Oct 29, 2010
38
3/5
It goes for pace and parody rather than wit, abounding with Victorian clich├ęs about grasping anatomical surgeons, drunken dolls, daft soldiers and pompous worthies. The consolation lies in the minor roles.
Posted Oct 29, 2010
39
40
3/5
Carlos (2010)
41
4/5
The Arbor (2011)
The emotional core of the film holds fast, which is the only thing that matters, however fictional or factual the film appears to be.
Posted Oct 22, 2010
42
3/5
43
2/5
Takers (2010)
Noisily vacant.
Posted Oct 6, 2010
44
3/5
A better screenplay, tougher editing and less commercial direction might have made the tale more substantial and even funnier -- as it is, Chan keeps it all going.
Posted Oct 6, 2010
45
2/5
The film is nicely shot in New York and subtitled "One moment can change your life forever". There's not a moment here likely to change ours.
Posted Oct 6, 2010
46
4/5
A little more sophistication would have been no bad thing -- but a good script keeps it zipping along.
Posted Oct 6, 2010
47
3/5
Tomm Moore's Irish animation, drawn with painstaking reference to both Celtic myth and medieval manuscripts, possesses a lively originality that shows Europe's animators not far behind America's and in some ways in front of them.
Posted Oct 6, 2010
48
3/5
Collapse (2009)
If he's even half right, the world our children and grandchildren will inherit doesn't bear thinking about.
Posted Oct 6, 2010
49
4/5
It's one of those films which, on its placid but pointed surface, seems to be about nothing very much but manages by its end to tell us a great deal.
Posted Oct 6, 2010
50
3/5
Buried (2010)
Rodrigo Cortes directs and Chris Sparling wrote the screenplay. They and Reynolds should be applauded. But you wonder who on earth is going to submit themselves to a film that is set exclusively in a coffin.
Posted Oct 6, 2010