30 December 2010

TRON: Legacy (3D) 2/5 (C)

Might have scored higher if it hadn't been in 3D and therefore bright enough to see what was happening.

Cars 3.5/5 (R)

Black Sheep 3.5/5 (R)

29 December 2010

Hush 4/5 (R)

26 December 2010

19 December 2010

It's A Wonderful Life 5/5 (C)

The spontaneous round of applause says it all really.

Rare Exports 4/5 (C)

The New World 3/5 (R)

Magicians 3/5 (R)

It may not be that great but the familiar and likeable cast make it an enjoyable experience.

17 December 2010

15 December 2010

14 December 2010

Catfish 5/5 (C)

A serious contender for my film of the year.

12 December 2010

11 December 2010

05 December 2010

Monsters 3/5 (C)

An amazing achievement from an obviously talented director and so much better than most things coming out of Hollywood. A better script may have helped it from straying into clichés and allow a more believable relationship between the two leads to develop.

(And yes I know the two leads are a real couple and it was filmed as a series of improvised scenes.)

My Son, My Son, What Have Ye Done 3/5 (D)

28 November 2010

27 November 2010

21 November 2010

20 November 2010

13 November 2010

12 November 2010

Zonad 4/5 (C)

09 November 2010

08 November 2010

06 November 2010

01 November 2010

31 October 2010

29 October 2010

28 October 2010

22 October 2010

Venus 3/5 (R)

20 October 2010

The First Movie 3.5/5 (C)

There are some really amazing scenes, the balloon sequence in particular, but the film as a whole didn't quite work for me.

19 October 2010

The Social Network 4/5 (C)

The first scene is amazing and made me want to finish my West Wing box set and then get and watch Studio 60. The rest of the film is a great entertaining experience but sadly largely forgettable.

13 October 2010

11 October 2010

10 October 2010

07 October 2010

03 October 2010

Up In The Air 3.5/5 (D)

Really great start but overly sentimental and predictable towards the end.

New Moon 1.5/5 (D)

26 September 2010

The Experiment 4/5 (R)

Goes too far at the end but mostly good, don't know why it took me 16 months to get round to watching it.

Dogtooth 3.5/5 (C)

And I thought Cyrus was a weird kid.  I'm not sure if I'll be able to listen to Fly Me To The Moon in the same way ever again.

25 September 2010

Cyrus 4/5 (C)

24 September 2010

Exam 4/5 (D)

Another great film that I imagine hardly anyone has even heard of let alone seen.

22 September 2010

19 September 2010

18 September 2010

17 September 2010

09 September 2010

07 September 2010

05 September 2010

04 September 2010

Skeletons 3.5/5 (C)

For some unknown reason it didn't quite work as well as I thought it should. I'm fairly sure that Nick Whitfield is going to make a truly amazing film one day.

29 August 2010

Disturbia 2.5/5 (R)

Would be much better if it didn't turn into a horror film at the end. The great thing about Rear Window is even though I've seen it many times I still can't think if he did it or not.

Fame 3/5 (R)

The 1980 Alan Parker version

28 August 2010

26 August 2010

21 August 2010

19 August 2010

Inception 4/5 (C)

As expected, I liked this more the second time round. I still think the main reason it's getting such high praise is because the majority of films being released today are so mediocre.

I also think I've changed my mind about what may or may not be a dream.

14 August 2010

13 August 2010

Departures 3.5/5 (D)

I think I must be the only person not to really like Departures but whilst it's all nicely presented it seemed far too predictable and not that interesting.

09 August 2010

01 August 2010

31 July 2010

23 July 2010

Toy Story 3 5/5 (C)

I was a bit worried it was losing it's way in the middle but the ending is an amazing conclusion (I hope) to the trilogy.

Toy Story 2 5/5 (R)

I always used to disagree with the widely held opinion that this was a rare case of a sequel being better than the original - I was wrong.

Toy Story 5/5 (R)

22 July 2010

Tetro 4/5 (C)

19 July 2010

Isolation 4/5 (C)

Screening at Hyde Park Picture House with a live soundtrack performed by director Luke Seomore with musicians Michael Garrad and David Stephens.

18 July 2010

Inception 4/5 (C)

It's a good film but I thought it was going to be an excellent film. I thought it would be smarter than the average film but I'm not sure if it was, but I probably was just expecting far too much.

14 July 2010

10 July 2010

29 June 2010

Where The Wild Things Are 4/5 (C)

Sin Nombre 2.5/5 (D)

Perhaps should try this again when I'm not so tired...

24 June 2010

20 June 2010

19 June 2010

16 June 2010

07 June 2010

06 June 2010

Tokyo Story 3/5 (C)

Perhaps I was just too tired but I failed to see how this is considered a masterpiece.

04 June 2010

In The Loop 3.5/5 (R)

Strange that I thought this was one of the best films of 2009 but on second viewing didn't think it was really anything special.

31 May 2010

29 May 2010

27 May 2010

23 May 2010

Paranormal Activity 2.5/5 (D)

It just isn't scary (although I can't work out why) and that's a big problem for a scary film. All of the short films on the DVD as extras are great though.

The Cove 4.5/5 (D)

Amazing stuff. Now how do we get more people to see the film and do something about it.

You could start here:

http://www.takepart.com/thecove

20 May 2010

Oil City Confidential 3/5 (R)

Didn't make me want to go and listen to Dr Feelgood like The Filth And The Fury did with The Sex Pistols but Julien Temple really knows how to make a documentary.

18 May 2010

16 May 2010

15 May 2010

14 May 2010

11 May 2010

08 May 2010

07 May 2010

02 May 2010

Das Boot 3/5 (R)

Jersey Girl 4/5 (R)

Such a sweet film, I really don't understand why more people don't like it.

25 April 2010

21 April 2010

Pontypool 3.5/5 (D)

Great idea and fantastic set up but it all falls apart towards the end.



18 April 2010

Triangle 4/5 (D)

I'm not sure if the logic of the story completely worked but it was still interesting and enjoyable.

15 April 2010

The Headless Woman 2/5 (C)

Whilst watching I had no interest in the story or any of the characters and couldn't wait for it to be over. Afterwards the conversations I had with others and some reviews made it sound quite interesting so perhaps I should try to see it again.

13 April 2010

11 April 2010

My Name Is Bruce 2/5 (D)

Occasionally gets the so-bad-its-good right, but mostly it's just bad. It does get better towards the end though.

The Flying Scotsman 3/5 (R)

09 April 2010

05 April 2010

04 April 2010

02 April 2010

01 April 2010

The Time Traveler's Wife 3/5 (D)

Fine, but lacks any of the depth of the novel and is more like somebody giving you a quick summary of the story.

31 March 2010

30 March 2010

Micmacs 3.5/5 (C)

Moments of brilliant but doesn't all quite hang together as a whole.

27 March 2010

Zombieland 3/5 (D)

Left me wanting more but not in a good way, perhaps it would've worked better as a TV series.

26 March 2010

Blur - No Distance Left To Run 4/5 (R)

Loved the slowed down live footage set to different music.

18 March 2010

14 March 2010

07 March 2010

02 March 2010

The Boat That Rocked 2/5 (D)

A huge disappointment considering the talented people involved on both sides of the camera.

24 February 2010

21 February 2010

Ashes Of Time Redux 3/5 (R)

Macbeth (Orson Welles) 2.5/5 (R)

I couldn't stay awake but I think that was a fault with me rather than the film

Gilda 3/5 (R)

20 February 2010

19 February 2010

18 February 2010

14 February 2010

08 February 2010

06 February 2010

31 January 2010

30 January 2010

Perfume: The Story of a Murderer 4/5 (R)

Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs 3/5 (D)

Disapponting start but there are some great moments in the latter half.

29 January 2010

26 January 2010

25 January 2010

24 January 2010

18 January 2010

15 January 2010

10 January 2010

06 January 2010