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Rating
Title/Year
Author
1
4/5
A riveting film which, were it fiction, might be disbelieved as melodrama.
Posted Jan 8, 2010
2
2/5
A slice of pure Hollywood hokum overstaying its welcome by at least 15 long minutes.
Posted Jan 8, 2010
3
2/5
The Road (2009)
4
4/5
5
2/5
Humpday (2009)
One could only feel sorry for Alycia Delmore as the pliant wife of the silly husband, who goes along with his irritatingly neurotic friend's idea.
Posted Jan 5, 2010
6
1/5
They call this the "squeakquel" and that's about all you'll want to know about a film that remorselessly pulls all the levers of the first highly successful box-office attraction.
Posted Jan 5, 2010
7
5/5

8
3/5

9
2/5
Writer-director Marc Lawrence's film delivers some halfway decent lines for Grant to gobble up gratefully enough up until this point, but from here on in it gets worse and worse.
Posted Jan 5, 2010
10
4/5
Nowhere Boy (2010)
11
2/5
Judging by the first of the new St Trinian's films, we shouldn't have expected more than rudimentary farce from the second.
Posted Dec 18, 2009
12
4/5
Nine (2009)
A smart and classy film which comfortably trumps the stage show.
Posted Dec 18, 2009
13
3/5
14
2/5
There's mayhem all over the place and not a policeman, or much logic, in sight. Watchable nonsense, with performances better than the story deserves.
Posted Dec 11, 2009
15
5/5
What a cast, and what superbly florid but controlled direction. Unequalled Technicolor photography from Jack Cardiff. too.
Posted Dec 11, 2009
16
3/5
A whimsically charming comedy.
Posted Dec 11, 2009
17
2/5
Unmade Beds (2009)
You could call the film either fresh and charming or hopelessly second-hand. There is, indeed, something there. But not much.
Posted Dec 11, 2009
18
1/5
Carriers (2009)
The movie has as much depth as the single piece of paper on which the script was obviously written.
Posted Dec 11, 2009
19
2/5
The Limits of Control gives off the scent of a thriller but the general odour of an art movie purposefully going nowhere.
Posted Dec 11, 2009
20
4/5
21
4/5
Avatar (2009)
22
2/5
Competent film-making renders the film watchable but it's silly in essence and there's nothing the cast can do about that, however hard they scream.
Posted Dec 4, 2009
23
3/5
We are never quite sure whether this is a thriller or a dark romance, but Keaton conjures up some excellent scenes and allows Macdonald the chance to shine.
Posted Dec 4, 2009
24
Disgrace (2008)
25
2/5
Director Steven Soderbergh is still as likely to serve up a stinker as a sweet-smelling success. The Girlfriend Experience? It gives off a fragrant pong.
Posted Dec 4, 2009
26
1/5
The Box (2009)
Richard Kelly's Donnie Darko made him famous, but to judge by this unhappy mess he's having trouble confirming his talent.
Posted Dec 4, 2009
27
4/5
28
4/5
Comedy is never any good when it simply goes for laughs - and Linklater and his company have managed something of serious intent very well.
Posted Dec 4, 2009
29
3/5
Séraphine (2009)

30
1/5
Mr. Right (2006)
31
3/5

32
3/5
33
2/5
Nativity! (2009)

34
4/5
35
3/5
Director and writer Rémi Bezançon has a view of family life at odds with that of our own curmudgeon Philip Larkin, and the final reel proves the point.
Posted Nov 27, 2009
36
3/5
Damon makes his character ridiculous in a very convincing way while never for a moment overplaying.
Posted Nov 20, 2009
37
3/5
Glorious 39 (2009)
There's much to admire in the film, such as sequences of the often forgotten panic when family pets were systematically put down as war became inevitable, but there's quite a lot to argue about too.
Posted Nov 20, 2009
38
There's no real answer given, but then the Coen brothers have never been known as philosophers. They are, however, pretty smart film-makers.
Posted Nov 20, 2009
39
2/5
40
2/5
The film is jaunty rather than erotic, hoping to show that, despite everything, some find hope amid the sleaze.
Posted Nov 13, 2009
41
2/5
You would have to love Eric Bana and his souped-up old racer to appreciate this car-themed documentary.
Posted Nov 13, 2009
42
2/5
Ang Lee's attempt to put the Swinging Sixties on the screen with love, respect and a dash of humour is a distinct disappointment.
Posted Nov 13, 2009
43
2/5
Amelia (2009)
Nowhere is there any sign of the passion that Amelia must have had.
Posted Nov 13, 2009
44
5/5
As strong and memorable as anything Haneke has previously accomplished, an austere and fastidious masterpiece that digs deep into what remains of the souls of the children and adults without appearing to strain for significance.
Posted Nov 13, 2009
45
3/5
Harry Brown (2010)
Caine's central performance is as impressive as anything he has recently done.
Posted Nov 13, 2009
46
4/5
2012 (2009)
47
3/5
A splendidly mounted and visually imaginative animated 3D version of the classic novel.
Posted Nov 6, 2009
48
3/5
1 Day (2009)
Undoubtedly well acted and shot, and with a rip-roaring hip-hop score, it's impressively non-moralistic, just showing us how it is. That may be why Birmingham's cinemas have refused to show it.
Posted Nov 6, 2009
49
2/5
Is it about female empowerment or is it a slasher story? Probably both, but it doesn't work as either.
Posted Nov 6, 2009
50
2/5
Paper Heart (2009)
Either you will find this cheaply made American independent docudrama charming or faintly irritating.
Posted Nov 6, 2009