Toy Story 2 (1999)
"A host of charismatic character actors, including Jean Reno, Laurence Fishburne and Matt Dillon, slum it about amiably in Armoured, a B-movie action thriller, before it all implodes in the final unbelievable act."
The Boys Are Back (2009)
A Prophet (Un prophete) (2010)
Up in the Air (2009)
The Book of Eli (2010)
All About Steve (2009)
44 Inch Chest (2010)
It Might Get Loud (2009)
Fireball (Muay Thai Dunk) (2009)
"Fireball is a preposterously idiotic Thai movie about an illegal underground blood sport that mixes martial arts and, er, basketball to produce four incredibly long, and hugely tedious, fight sequences."
It's Complicated (2009)
Mugabe and the White African (2010)
Treeless Mountain (2009)
Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll (2010)
"There are no allusions to the empowering nature of punk that catalyses the tale; and strangest of all, there's not enough made of the funny, funky music that made him filmworthy in the first place. The result, too often, rings like a missed beat."
The Road (2009)
"A Trojan-horse blockbuster that promises the wham bam of apocalypse while actually delivering the quiet pain of human intimacy, The Road might just be one of the most heartfelt end-of-the-world movies yet made."
Post Grad (2009)
"The ghosts of Shampoo, American Gigolo and even Alfie (both versions) cruelly haunt the ripe and raunchy frames of Mackenzie's Spread - another "shallow-stud-in-need-of-redemption" movie that pales in the face of its predecessors."
Sherlock Holmes (2009)
Nowhere Boy (2010)
"The Squeakquel is painfully high-pitched. It reaches frequencies that could make bats plummet from the sky, clutching at their little ears in agony. It's as if a mosquito equipped with a power tool is attempting to drill its way through your eardrum."
"Someone call Geneva. Torture has a new name, and it's called Nine. For there are few more agonising experiences this holiday season than squirming through the painfully misfired ambitions of this star-studded Rob Marshall musical."
Sherlock Holmes (2009)
The Limits of Control (2009)
The Stepfather (2009)
The Red Shoes (1948)
Where the Wild Things Are (2009)
"Avatar is an overwhelming, immersive spectacle. The state-of-the-art 3D technology draws us in, but it is the vivid weirdness of Cameron's luridly imagined tropical otherworld that keeps us fascinated."
Planet 51 (2009)
The Merry Gentleman (2009)
Me and Orson Welles (2009)
"The film fails as a character portrait, a drama or a snapshot of an era, while simultaneously offering tantalising hints of each. Apart from watching the rising star McKay strut his stuff, there's little to recommend in Me and Orson Welles."
The Girlfriend Experience (2009)
The Descent 2 (2009)
Okuribito (Departures) (2009)
The Box (2009)