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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
5/5 93% No Country for Old Men (2007) Virtuoso. A film of pin-sharp principles, cross-hair precision and suffocating tension, this Coens stunner hits like a cattle gun between the eyes.‐ Total Film
Read More | Posted Jan 18, 2008
5/5 62% Martyrs (2008) Arthouse? Grindhouse? The Passion Of Joan Of Arc: Unrated Edition? Defying all boundaries, Martyrs relentlessly dishes the visceral pain and emerges as a work of not just ceaseless terror but also gravity and beauty.‐ Total Film
Read More | Posted Mar 27, 2009
5/5 86% The White Ribbon (Das weisse Band) (2009) Haneke demands full attention as a patriarchal community crumbles to the ground and the seeds of fascism are sown. A masterpiece.‐ Total Film
Read More | Posted Nov 13, 2009
5/5 83% Paranormal Activity (2009) Paranormal Activity trafficks in shadows and shivers yet is more malevolent than a dozen Hostels.‐ Total Film
Posted Nov 27, 2009
5/5 81% Super 8 (2011) Super 8 doesn't possess the top-to-bottom greatness of the films it's modelled on but, in shooting for the stars, leaves 90% of modern blockbusters in the gutter.‐ Total Film
Read More | Posted May 31, 2011
5/5 78% Kill List (2012) British horror has rarely hit these heights since the mid-'70s.‐ Total Film
Read More | Posted Jul 20, 2011
5/5 100% The Phantom Carriage (1921) Using superimposition and double-exposure to bring the rickety wagon and its wretched occupants to ghostly life, The Phantom Carriage balances visual poetry with emotional violence.‐ Total Film
Read More | Posted Sep 26, 2011
5/5 98% Jaws (1975) Jaws is a perfect blend of set-pieces and story, its formula so hard to capture it's now near-mythical - filmmakers have been chasing it like Ahab chasing Moby Dick ever since.‐ Total Film
Read More | Posted Jun 13, 2012
5/5 96% The Silence of the Lambs (1991) FBI agent Clarice Starling (Jodie Foster), brainiac cannibal Hannibal Lecter (Anthony Hopkins) and tackle-tucking serial killer Jame Gumb (Ted Levine) make for one of cinema's great ménages à trois.‐ Total Film
Read More | Posted Oct 9, 2012
5/5 98% Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1956) Don Siegel's taut, bleak, noir-flavoured picture is arguably the science-fiction B-movie of the 1950s, an age when screens glowed with the atomic threat and undulated with scuttling, supersized bugs.‐ Total Film
Read More | Posted Oct 9, 2012
5/5 96% Rosemary's Baby (1968) Mia Farrow excels as the pretty young thing who suspects she's carrying the spawn of Satan, but it's Polanski who emerges as the real star.‐ Total Film
Read More | Posted Oct 10, 2012
5/5 93% Amour (2012) Far from being a cold, scientific study from a filmmaker frequently accused of placing a pane of glass between his work and his viewers, this sensitive film emerges heartfelt and humane.‐ Total Film
Read More | Posted Oct 29, 2012
5/5 97% Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975) The Python team's surreal take on the legend of Camelot bursts with inspired lunacy.‐ Total Film
Read More | Posted Nov 18, 2013
5/5 95% Manhattan (1979) The quips about life, love and art are ageless.‐ Total Film
Read More | Posted Feb 10, 2014
5/5 100% The King and the Mockingbird (2014) A masterpiece of animation and imagination.‐ Total Film
Read More | Posted Apr 7, 2014
5/5 93% Norte, the End of History (2014) Superb.‐ Total Film
Read More | Posted Jul 14, 2014
5/5 93% The Deer Hunter (1978) It's an American tragedy indebted to Russian literature, alive with detail and ritual and embedding viewers in the souls of men, the heart of a community and the spilled guts of a nation.‐ Total Film
Read More | Posted Jul 28, 2014
5/5 100% The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari (Das Cabinet des Dr. Caligari) (1920) Other areas of innovation and influence are often overstated, but its silent scream still registers.‐ Total Film
Read More | Posted Aug 25, 2014
5/5 100% Salvatore Giuliano (1962) The filmmaking is exemplary, the veracity palpable, as Rosi paints a complex portrait of Sicilian society.‐ Total Film
Read More | Posted Sep 28, 2014
5/5 91% Birdman (2014) Frenetic, splenetic and dizzyingly inventive.‐ Total Film
Read More | Posted Jan 1, 2015
5/5 97% Mad Max: Fury Road (2015) In the battle of the 2015 behemoths, the maxed-out madness of Mad Max: Fury Road sets an extraordinarily high bar - then pole-vaults clean over it and smashes the entire rig to smithereens.‐ Total Film
Read More | Posted May 11, 2015
5/5 91% Dear White People (2014) This is high-altitude satire that dares to press hot buttons while targeting and empathising with all, black and white.‐ Total Film
Read More | Posted Jul 6, 2015
5/5 98% Inside Out (2015) Fittingly for a movie set inside someone's head, Pixar's 15th feature is a fireworks display of fizzing ideas and bursts of imagination.‐ Total Film
Read More | Posted Jul 20, 2015
5/5 86% Steve Jobs (2015) This is a movie that never lets up or allows viewers to do anything but meet it with fearsome focus. Much like its subject.‐ Total Film
Read More | Posted Nov 9, 2015
5/5 93% Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens (2015) This, undoubtedly, is the movie that fans wanted, the movie that fans deserve.‐ Total Film
Read More | Posted Dec 16, 2015
5/5 99% Under The Shadow (2016) Writer/director Babak Anvari blends war, patriarchal rule, folklore, spooky kids and one of the best jump scares since Carrie's hand burst from the grave, into a startling debut.‐ Total Film
Read More | Posted Sep 27, 2016
5/5 79% American Honey (2016) Will infuriate those who like their movies tight and tidy but go along for the ride and this is wind-in-your-hair thrilling. A modern classic.‐ Total Film
Read More | Posted Oct 13, 2016
5/5 93% Blue Velvet (1986) Isabella Rossellini's singer Dorothy is a heart-rending open wound, Dennis Hopper's Frank Booth one of cinema's great nutjobs, and Lynch's control a thing of nightmarish beauty.‐ Total Film
Read More | Posted Dec 1, 2016
5/5 96% Manchester by the Sea (2016) If ever there was a film that epitomised the saying 'no pain, no gain', this is it. Packs a real wallop.‐ Total Film
Read More | Posted Jan 9, 2017
5/5 91% La La Land (2016) Could have been a grand folly but instead it's just grand. Will make audiences break into grins like its characters break into song.‐ Total Film
Read More | Posted Jan 9, 2017
5/5 93% Toni Erdmann (2016) Strikingly original, brilliantly acted, this serio-comic masterpiece constantly swerves expectations.‐ Total Film
Read More | Posted Jan 31, 2017
5/5 96% Taxi Driver (1976) It's a spiritual film, tracking Robert De Niro's 'Nam vet as he takes the wrong path towards cleaning New York's streets, minds and souls.‐ Total Film
Read More | Posted Feb 6, 2017
5/5 100% Angst Essen Seele auf (Ali: Fear Eats the Soul) (1974) The prolific auteur was a huge admirer of Douglas Sirk, and there are echoes here of All That Heaven Allows, but the intensity is all Fassbinder.‐ Total Film
Read More | Posted Mar 28, 2017
5/5 100% Close Encounters Of The Third Kind: 40th Anniversary Release (2017) The tension only serves a tale of obsession and sacrifice - qualities easily lost against the wondrous effects and heart-swelling hope.‐ Total Film
Read More | Posted Sep 11, 2017
5/5 85% The Shining (1980) The Shining buzzes madness and malevolence from every frame.‐ Total Film
Read More | Posted Oct 30, 2017
5/5 96% The Florida Project (2017) Poverty and poetry, delinquency and deluxe wonder... this child's-eye view of lives on a knife-edge is terrific.‐ Total Film
Read More | Posted Nov 6, 2017
5/5 90% Star Wars: The Last Jedi (2017) An excellent middle chapter bursting with wit, wisdom, emotion, shocks, old-fashioned derring-do, state-of-the-art tech, and stonking set-pieces.‐ Total Film
Read More | Posted Dec 12, 2017
5/5 91% Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (2017) McDormand is an unstoppable force in a fiercely intelligent, profanely poetic movie that shifts tonal gears at breakneck speed.‐ Total Film
Read More | Posted Jan 9, 2018
5/5 93% First Reformed (2018) Paul Schrader's best for 20 years. A stunning study of one man's flaws and an apocalyptic vision of mankind's fate.‐ Total Film
Read More | Posted Jul 9, 2018
5/5 97% Mission: Impossible - Fallout (2018) McQuarrie brings grace and grit, and Cruise brings it, period. This quick-witted, fleet-footed franchise shows no sign of flagging.‐ Total Film
Read More | Posted Jul 13, 2018
5/5 90% Mandy (2018) Cage loses it in a bloody, druggy, superbly crafted revenge thriller. Astonishing.‐ Total Film
Read More | Posted Sep 11, 2018
5/5 93% The Old Man & the Gun (2018) Neither too clever for its own good nor simply a nostalgia-trip pastiche aimed only at chin-strumming cinephiles, it is, in a word, fun.‐ Total Film
Read More | Posted Dec 5, 2018
5/5 90% The Souvenir (2019) Hogg's best film yet is an instant British classic.‐ Total Film
Read More | Posted Aug 30, 2019
5/5 96% The Irishman (2019) This is Scorsese's summation, his twilight masterpiece, his Once Upon A Time In America.‐ Total Film
Read More | Posted Oct 14, 2019
4/5 89% Zodiac (2007) Lucid and forceful, Zodiac is sensational in the right way.‐ Total Film
Read More | Posted Aug 8, 2007
4/5 69% Disturbia (2007) The teen support cast are vacuous and director DJ Caruso strays a little too far into Grand Guignol territory for the over-extended climax, but Disturbia's otherwise bang on the money: $80m at the US box-office was no fluke.‐ Total Film
Read More | Posted Sep 14, 2007
4/5 68% Pineapple Express (2008) The Freaks And Geeks boys prove that weedy action men are where it's at. Pineapple Express sometimes zones out but mostly blows minds and inspires some delirious giggles. Like the titular grass, really.‐ Total Film
Read More | Posted Sep 12, 2008
4/5 72% The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (2008) Life, death and a love that burns bright and brief as a firefly... Only Fincher could lighten up and still turn in a film obsessed with transience, with mortality. Flecked with flaws, Button nonetheless stands as a monument to its maker's talent.‐ Total Film
Read More | Posted Feb 5, 2009
4/5 92% Sugar (2008) Sugar is a human story told with immense skill, right down to the deft transitions and the soft fuzz of the electronic score.‐ Total Film
Read More | Posted Jun 5, 2009
4/5 69% Funny People (2009) A comedy-drama full of beauty and ugliness, profundity and profanity. Eventually loses its way but, for at least 100 minutes, it's some sort of masterpiece.‐ Total Film
Read More | Posted Aug 29, 2009