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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
2/5 No Score Yet Trauma Center (2019) Willis is an occasional presence and adds little when he does appear; luckily Nicky Whelan, who plays heroine Madison Taylor, is impressive enough to carry, and indeed elevate, this rather thin movie.‐ Caution Spoilers
Read More | Posted Feb 15, 2020
2.5/5 38% Primal (2019) Despite its flaws, I warmed to Primal as it neared its close, and not just because it was nearly at a close. It's enjoyable nonsense that becomes weirdly compulsive viewing.‐ Caution Spoilers
Read More | Posted Feb 13, 2020
3.5/5 63% Sonic the Hedgehog (2020) A funny, fizzing family film. Jim Carrey's evil genius Dr Robotnik is a splendidly wild-eyed villain; Natasha Rothwell, as Tom the sheriff's disapproving sister-in-law, steals every scene she's in.‐ Caution Spoilers
Read More | Posted Feb 13, 2020
4/5 88% Emma. (2020) Hugely enjoyable, fresh and exceedingly crisp, it nestles into its period setting yet reaches out to ours. Bill Nighy is a fretful delight, Anya Taylor-Joy brisk and forthright.‐ Caution Spoilers
Read More | Posted Feb 7, 2020
3/5 15% Dolittle (2020) It's remarkably unadventurous. By the time it makes its money back animals will be able to talk anyway, meaning the inevitable reboot will be made by a badger on a smartphone for 200 pounds. But... it's fun and quite amusing. And I loved the dragon.‐ Caution Spoilers
Read More | Posted Feb 7, 2020
4/5 79% Birds of Prey (And the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn) (2020) A joyfully colourful fairground ride of glitter bombs, baseball bats and top-notch action. Harley's team feels messily real rather than a contrived, Hollywood-friendly sisterhood.‐ Caution Spoilers
Read More | Posted Feb 6, 2020
4.5/5 95% The Personal History of David Copperfield (2020) A pacy, exuberant and hilarious film. Dev Patel is a gifted physical comedian; in a role about a man who doesn't really fit in, he's often banging his head or falling, seemingly too big for the space society has allocated him.‐ Caution Spoilers
Read More | Posted Feb 1, 2020
3/5 27% The Rhythm Section (2020) The story feels muddled but Blake Lively shines as Stephanie, a believably messy heroine who's never quite ready. It's because of this that the fight sequences work so well: urgent, frenzied, sometimes flailing.‐ Caution Spoilers
Read More | Posted Jan 30, 2020
2.5/5 17% Dracula 2000 (2000) Butler is certainly charismatic as the undead bloodsucker, despite only having two expressions: slight bafflement, and, when an attractive neck comes into view, that of a small boy who's just heard an ice-cream van tinkling round the corner.‐ Caution Spoilers
Read More | Posted Jan 23, 2020
4.5/5 92% Uncut Gems (2019) A hugely enjoyable if agitatingly tense tragicomedy.‐ Caution Spoilers
Read More | Posted Jan 21, 2020
3/5 60% Mrs. Lowry & Son (2019) A fascinating if sometimes repetitive account of an emotionally abusive relationship between mother and son. The outdoor scenes that reference Lowry's paintings lighten the claustrophobia.‐ Caution Spoilers
Read More | Posted Jan 21, 2020
4.5/5 89% 1917 (2020) I was expecting an exciting and technical marvel, but it's an emotional one too. It's breathtaking, in that I didn't want to breathe.‐ Caution Spoilers
Read More | Posted Jan 21, 2020
3.5/5 95% Little Women (2019) While it didn't really resonate with me,Gerwig's film delivers the social and economic truths about women, marriage and work with verve and passion, the sparky editing moving the girls from one timeline to another with seamless wit. ‐ Caution Spoilers
Read More | Posted Jan 3, 2020
2/5 20% Cats (2019) While it is mostly jaw-dropping, there are still a few good moments, to be relished and savoured like a stinky five-day-old fish rescued by James Corden from a bin.‐ Caution Spoilers
Read More | Posted Dec 26, 2019
4/5 71% Jumanji: The Next Level (2019) A worthy successor to Welcome To The Jungle, though you need to stick with it. The second half is more exciting, funnier and fresher than the first half. Kevin Hart and Awkwafina are the standouts.‐ Caution Spoilers
Read More | Posted Dec 20, 2019
4/5 81% Daniel Isn't Real (2019) Daniel Isn't Real will be hovering just beyond the corner of your eye, looking amusedly over your shoulder, and breathing menacingly on your neck, for a long time to come. ‐ Caution Spoilers
Read More | Posted Dec 16, 2019
2/5 No Score Yet Invasion Planet Earth (2019) You can't fault director Simon Cox's ambition, making a low budget film about an alien invasion. This is an uneven movie that often tries to do too much, and not just in its special effects - but when it does work, it's impressive.‐ Caution Spoilers
Read More | Posted Dec 5, 2019
3/5 33% StarDog and TurboCat (2019) There's little depth to the world of Glenfield, but the cartoon slapstick, Bill Nighy's 1980s robot butler and an engaging double act from Nick Frost and Luke Evans still make this a good option for younger children.‐ Caution Spoilers
Read More | Posted Dec 5, 2019
4/5 89% The Two Popes (2019) Two popes, talking, turns out to be an unexpected treat: this is witty, thought-provoking and superbly acted.‐ Caution Spoilers
Read More | Posted Dec 2, 2019
5/5 92% Ford v Ferrari (2019) A blend of thrilling action and nuanced character study, with a great big dollop of emotion.‐ Caution Spoilers
Read More | Posted Dec 2, 2019
4/5 77% Frozen II (2019) Beautifully realised, with a terrific soundtrack (yes, better than last time).‐ Caution Spoilers
Read More | Posted Dec 2, 2019
4/5 75% Judy & Punch (2019) Brazen, bouncy and hugely entertaining. The film's tone of cheery viciousness is pitched to exactly the level we get in Punch and Judy shows, which makes seeing the story play out with real people highly disconcerting.‐ Caution Spoilers
Read More | Posted Dec 2, 2019
4/5 97% Knives Out (2019) In this ensemble piece of excellent performances, biting social commentary and vicious humour, de Armas is exceptional, always the blazing light at the centre of the game board.‐ Caution Spoilers
Read More | Posted Dec 2, 2019
3/5 68% The Knight Before Christmas (2019) Romantic, witty and sincere, with an occasional sharpness to offset the festive syrup. Their bread dough kneading scene is very sweet, like Ghost for Nigella fans.‐ Caution Spoilers
Read More | Posted Nov 21, 2019
3/5 71% The King (2019) Agincourt excepted (the battle is superb), this is a rather conventional epic. Pattinson adds quirky humour to a film that's otherwise quite po-faced. ‐ Caution Spoilers
Read More | Posted Nov 17, 2019
4/5 83% Vivarium (2020) A highly enjoyable if unsubtle satire on suburbia and parenthood, its dark humour and nightmarish horror delivered with a blithely gleeful wink (and hopefully in an organic veg box).‐ Caution Spoilers
Read More | Posted Nov 17, 2019
2.5/5 46% Last Christmas (2019) The film looks terrific, though the bravely bananas twist doesn't work. Michelle Yeoh is fantastic - Santa the Christmas shop boss is the tart lemon in a festive citrus fruit bowl.‐ Caution Spoilers
Read More | Posted Nov 16, 2019
4/5 94% Klaus (2019) Gorgeous to look at, clever and funny, with a sometimes dark wit that's suitable for all ages. A Christmas classic in the making.‐ Caution Spoilers
Read More | Posted Nov 16, 2019
4/5 100% Mickey and the Bear (2019) Morrone and Dale are superb; their relationship, too close in some ways and too distant in others, is perfectly judged in every scene.‐ Caution Spoilers
Read More | Posted Nov 12, 2019
3.5/5 83% A Reindeer's Journey (2019) Part informative documentary, part anthropomorphic family film, this story about the first year in a reindeer calf's life is captivating and beautiful.‐ Caution Spoilers
Read More | Posted Nov 12, 2019
3/5 63% The Good Liar (2019) A solid and entertaining thriller with a bonkers last stand. Mirren and McKellen are on great form. ‐ Caution Spoilers
Read More | Posted Nov 9, 2019
4/5 72% The Aeronauts (2019) A period drama about the weather really is peak British filmmaking. And this is a gorgeous and exhilarating journey, up, up and away.‐ Caution Spoilers
Read More | Posted Oct 29, 2019
4.5/5 93% Monos (2019) The unsentimental Monos is by turns almost hypnotically somnolent and edge-of-your-seat gripping.‐ Caution Spoilers
Read More | Posted Oct 29, 2019
3/5 50% The Curse of Buckout Road (2019) An uneven horror thriller, but if you can get past the (probably budget-related) clunky elements, there's a lot of fun to be had - especially from twins Derek 'n' Erik, who are a hoot.‐ Caution Spoilers
Read More | Posted Oct 29, 2019
3.5/5 56% The Beach Bum (2019) This is a good-natured, bouncy movie, filled with good-natured, bouncy people, all existing in their own bubbles, where no one seems to need to go to work.‐ Caution Spoilers
Read More | Posted Oct 25, 2019
3/5 43% The Addams Family (2019) Morticia is strangely subdued, her quips now as musty as their mansion. This is Wednesday's film though, and it does perk up as she deadpans her way around home and school, fighting conformity on both sides.‐ Caution Spoilers
Read More | Posted Oct 24, 2019
4/5 70% Terminator: Dark Fate (2019) Thrilling and great fun - the three women make a hugely watchable trio. Arnie is mournfully funny, Linda Hamilton is superb: Sarah is battle-weary and paranoid, even though they are indeed out to get her. ‐ Caution Spoilers
Read More | Posted Oct 24, 2019
4/5 90% Zombieland (2009) Witty, tart, and sometimes touching, with a great cast and suitably disgusting, blood-drooling zombies.‐ Caution Spoilers
Read More | Posted Oct 18, 2019
4/5 80% Jojo Rabbit (2019) Occasionally it misses the spot but on the whole this is a bitingly funny film, its satire and slapstick blunt and bold.‐ Caution Spoilers
Read More | Posted Oct 15, 2019
3/5 81% Little Monsters (2019) You'll enjoy "Little Monsters" much more if you succumb to its slow-moving rhythm rather than willing both children and zombies to hurry up. And Lupita Nyong'o is superb.‐ Caution Spoilers
Read More | Posted Oct 12, 2019
3.5/5 97% A Shaun the Sheep Movie: Farmageddon (2020) Full-on family fun, with some fabulous nods to the greats of sci fi TV and film - though the funniest segments mostly involve Shaun and his flockmates rather than Lu-La the alien.‐ Caution Spoilers
Read More | Posted Oct 12, 2019
3.5/5 82% Judy (2019) Zellweger is superb: self-destructive yet self-aware, her eyes all-knowing. When she takes the stage her voice veers between authentically spine-tingling and heartbreakingly croaky. ‐ Caution Spoilers
Read More | Posted Oct 10, 2019
4/5 81% Abominable (2019) A familiar tale, beautifully told. Who wouldn't be delighted by Everest the yeti -- the friendliest, fluffiest mythical monster you could ever hope to meet.‐ Caution Spoilers
Read More | Posted Oct 10, 2019
4/5 96% Harpoon (2019) Behind Harpoon's magnificent surface heartlessness there is much to chew on. ‐ Caution Spoilers
Read More | Posted Oct 10, 2019
5/5 96% The Peanut Butter Falcon (2019) Its message of autonomy and risk-taking is infused with a sense of magic as Zak, Tyler and Eleanor drift through the stultifyingly hot river-ways of the American South. And rather than leave its characters enervated it says that anything is possible.‐ Caution Spoilers
Read More | Posted Oct 4, 2019
4/5 68% Joker (2019) Gritty and grubby, garish and loud, violent and depressing, Joker is a blunt instrument of a movie - though it is a good movie. Phoenix is superb, Arthur Fleck's downward spiral inverted into an ascent to antihero status as Gotham seethes then explodes.‐ Caution Spoilers
Read More | Posted Oct 1, 2019
5/5 97% Pain and Glory (Dolor y gloria) (2019) This is definitely a comment rather than a question, but the fictional film director's Q&A in Almodvar's delicious movie is the most glorious I've ever seen.‐ Caution Spoilers
Read More | Posted Sep 29, 2019
2.5/5 40% Don't Let Go (Relive) (2019) A rather turgid thriller about changing timelines, which should, given its subject matter, be a lot more thrilling than it is. Luckily the performances are terrific, with Storm Reid a believably thoughtful, resilient and resourceful heroine. ‐ Caution Spoilers
Read More | Posted Sep 29, 2019
4.5/5 100% Local Hero (1983) Forsyth both inverts expectations and runs with them in this story about the sea, the sky, and a dreamily weird village of straight-talking locals.‐ Caution Spoilers
Read More | Posted Sep 27, 2019
5/5 84% Ad Astra (2019) Roy McBride's internal conflicts as he dismantles the heroic carapace built around his dad show us Pitt at his best. ‐ Caution Spoilers
Read More | Posted Sep 22, 2019