London Evening Standard
Hannah Montana: The Movie (2009)
Is Anybody There? (2009)
X-Men Origins - Wolverine (2009)
City Rats (2009)
The Uninvited (2009)
State of Play (2009)
"Couched in a kind of Pinteresque slum language that needs a glossary to be totally intelligible, the film boasts an authenticity and wholly natural performances, particularly from Mays, and is devoid of the usual clichés of its genre."
Tony Manero (2009)
Race to Witch Mountain (2009)
Fast & Furious (2009)
"Both screenplay and plotting are basic but the action scenes are a wonder to behold if you can forget the number of civilians who would have been killed as the chases progress through various cities."
Fifty Dead Men Walking (2008)
"Henri Decae's black and white photography helped Truffaut enormously but what the director himself provides is a sense that though there is no easy answer to the problems of growing up, there is a hope that will never be wholly denied."
17 Again (2009)
Dragonball Evolution (2009)
In the Loop (2009)
In Search of Beethoven (2009)
I Love You, Man (2009)
Let the Right One In (2008)
Monsters vs. Aliens (2009)
A Summer In Genoa (2009)
"This is a much more intimately reflective drama than Winterbottom usually supplies, and it tells us a lot about loss in a dozen small ways. The cast, particularly the children, do the director proud."
The Damned United (2009)
The Young Victoria (2009)
Wendy and Lucy (2008)
"The story is told with a merciful lack of sentimentality, while Williams's performance seems totally natural. Added to that, Reichardt paints the smalltown scene with an attention to detail that a lot of other films miss."
"It's a bleak piece of Americana with a twisted smile on its face. Sick, if you like, but there's a real film-maker here and I've never seen Ormond and Pullman so effectively not be their usual screen selves."
American Teen (2008)
"Burstein orchestrates their passage through school with some sympathy and no real revelations - except for the fact that she guesses, probably correctly, that most teenagers are nothing like as dangerous and bolshie as a lot of adults believe."
The International (2009)
The Unborn (2009)
New In Town (2009)
The International (2009)
"Though The International starts decently enough, its flailing action set-pieces and dialogue such as "sometimes a man can meet his destiny on the road he took to avoid it" drag it down to a very pedestrian level."
The Class (2008)
Gran Torino (2009)
"Gran Torino is made without fuss and acted out with the kind of natural grace only a real titan of the cinema could manage. And Clint is a titan - one of the best directors in America and a performer whose range has extended mightily throughout his career"
Confessions of a Shopaholic (2009)
Che: Part Two (Guerrilla) (2008)
Cadillac Records (2008)
Anvil! The Story of Anvil (2009)