The Secret World of Arrietty (2012)
"Hans Christian Andersen's The Snow Queen is the loose inspiration for Frozen, a celebration of family and the bond of sisterhood set against a beguiling snowbound backdrop. And like Tangled before it, Frozen has all the hallmarks of an instant classic."
Shrek 2 (2004)
Black Sea (2015)
The Grandmaster (2013)
Penguins Of Madagascar (2014)
"An amusing voice cameo from Werner Herzog sets the comedy bar high, but although the high-energy hi-jinks thrill the younger members of the audience, there is less to engage their accompanying adults."
Men, Women & Children (2014)
"The electronic hijacking of emotions, or perhaps emoticons, is a fascinating subject, but from the off, a voiceover from Emma Thompson makes it sound like this was written by a committee of cognitive psychologists. "
Get Santa (2014)
St. Vincent (2014)
"Bill Murray eases into the role of cantankerous curmudgeon Vincent like it's a pair of threadbare old board shorts that he's had since the mid-1980s. It's something comfortable that he can pull on without really thinking about it."
Eastern Boys (2015)
""You fools! You're in danger! Can't you see? They're after you! They're after all of us!" It's one of the greatest lines in sci-fi movie history, from one of the greatest films, Invasion of the Body Snatchers."
Mea Culpa (2014)
Me, Myself and Mum (2014)
The Killers (1946)
The Pyramid (2014)
"An affectionate, entertaining film that weaves together an overview of David Hockney's mercurial career, an insight into his personal life and some highly amusing anecdotes from friends and colleagues."
Horrible Bosses 2 (2014)
Concerning Violence (2014)
"It's a confrontational, direct and challenging piece of film-making; an illustrated lecture that muses on the legacy of European colonial rule in Africa and elsewhere and poses questions about cycles of power abuse and neo-colonialism."
I Am Ali (2014)
2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)
Stations of the Cross (2015)
Exodus: Gods and Kings (2014)
"Why, oh why did the director decide that God should be played by a stroppy 11-year-old boy with a high-falutin' English accent? Any gravitas Exodus might have had goes up in flames, like the proverbial burning bush."
Get On Up (2014)
No Good Deed (2014)
"Not content with painting Idris Elba's escaped convict Colin as a thoroughly bad sort, the suspense-free home invasion movie No Good Deed has a score that assaults us with histrionic crashes and bangs."
My Old Lady (2014)
What We Do In The Shadows (2015)
Mary Is Happy, Mary Is Happy (2014)
"Mary is Happy, Mary is Happy is based on 410 consecutive tweets from a teenager called Mary Maloney. It's actually quite an intriguing, episodic attempt to channel a new form of communication into an old medium. Up to a point."
Winter Sleep (2014)
"An exquisitely photographed work of serious philosophical heft which tackles some knotty issues: the divide between the intellectual and working classes, older men and younger women, and believers and non-believers."
The Homesman (2014)
We Are The Giant (2014)
"The personal, often achingly sad and heroic accounts are intercut with news and handheld footage from the rebellions and a hefty and rather obvious dose of quotes and stills from previous revolutionary leaders."
The Abominable Dr. Phibes (1971)
Kilo Two Bravo (2015)
"The blow-by-blow dramatisation of the disastrous attempt in 2006 to rescue injured servicemen... shows the soldiers of 3 Para at their selfless best, but high command and communications at their worst."
Life Itself (2014)