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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
5/5 100% Toy Story (1995) The fresh look serves the story and is never allowed to overwhelm it, leaving a beautifully judged yarn to unwind and enchant a new intake of young cinemagoers.‐ Sky Cinema
Read More | Posted Oct 4, 2009
5/5 93% The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003) This is the crowning glory -- a cinematic feat that satisfies at every level.‐ Sky Cinema
Read More | Posted Dec 8, 2014
5/5 77% Gladiator (2000) Ridley Scott takes an age-old formula and utilises it remarkably well, enhancing but never over-doing it with digital effects that help raise the ruins of the Colosseum and capture the magnificence and casual brutality of the culture.‐ Sky Cinema
Read More | Posted Feb 20, 2019
5/5 98% Up (2009) Uplifting, upstaging and uproarious, this beautifully crafted animated adventure is buoyed up to the heavens by a heart-gladdening story of genuine warmth and poignancy.‐ Sky Cinema
Read More | Posted Oct 9, 2009
5/5 94% In the Loop (2009) Few comedies - least of all political parodies - can hope to match the GPM (gags-per-minutes) success of this glorious sideswipe at international diplomacy.‐ Sky Cinema
Read More | Posted Apr 17, 2009
5/5 90% District 9 (2009) A giddy triumph of invention, tight plotting and an inspired appreciation that there exists an audience who like to be challenged as well as thrilled.‐ Sky Cinema
Posted Sep 4, 2009
5/5 82% Tyrannosaur (2011) Make no mistake, this is a hard and challenging watch.‐ Sky Cinema
Read More | Posted Oct 6, 2011
5/5 98% Inside Out (2015) Wise, witty, warm...and Pixar's most audacious move yet.‐ Sky Cinema
Read More | Posted Jul 23, 2015
5/5 88% Rush (2013) Peter Morgan's script, an object lesson in soberly effective economic writing, lends what could become two rigid stereotypes a pulsing emotional dynamic that Hemsworth and Bruhl flesh out to keenly dramatic effect.‐ Sky Cinema
Read More | Posted Sep 11, 2013
5/5 95% 12 Years a Slave (2013) A relentless, raw and visceral condemnation of a viciously racist regime that condemned its victims to a life of hard labour with random cruelties thrown in and justified by a skewed interpretation of the Old Testament.‐ Sky Cinema
Read More | Posted Jan 9, 2014
5/5 81% Prisoners (2013) Richly detailed and labyrinthinely plotted, the switchback narrative is populated with carefully delineated characters without recourse to cumbersome exposition.‐ Sky Cinema
Read More | Posted Sep 26, 2013
5/5 86% Alan Partridge (2014) Fans will spend their happiest 90 minutes this summer...and those yet to fall under his spell will get a crash course in 22-carat hilarity.‐ Sky Cinema
Read More | Posted Aug 8, 2013
5/5 92% American Hustle (2013) Russell's unerring ability to take the careworn components of a story and fashion them into something unique and poignant reaches its peak with an exuberant caper that satisfies across the board - from love story to switch-backing crime yarn.‐ Sky Cinema
Read More | Posted Dec 19, 2013
5/5 98% The Selfish Giant (2013) Often grim and disturbing, it's not an easy watch but one that grows to resonate and seduce with its brutal honesty.‐ Sky Cinema
Read More | Posted Oct 23, 2013
5/5 87% Gone Girl (2014) The best thriller of the year. And then some.‐ Sky Cinema
Read More | Posted Oct 2, 2014
5/5 86% A Monster Calls (2017) An eye-pricklingly subtle chronicle of a young boy coming to terms with the reality that his single mom is dying.‐ Sky Cinema
Read More | Posted Jan 5, 2017
5/5 84% While We're Young (2015) Funny and wise, it's got to be a front-runner for best comedy of the year.‐ Sky Cinema
Read More | Posted Apr 2, 2015
5/5 91% La La Land (2016) Sweet-natured in a time of often bitter cynicism, this buoyantly uplifting fable sets the soul soaring and the heart beating.‐ Sky Cinema
Read More | Posted Jan 13, 2017
5/5 97% Mustang (2015) Truthful, touching and, ultimately, uplifting.‐ Sky Cinema
Read More | Posted May 12, 2016
5/5 93% Dunkirk (2017) Ultimately, this is an unsentimentally masterful chronicle of a propaganda victory plucked from the jaws of military disaster.‐ Sky Cinema
Read More | Posted Jul 20, 2017
5/5 97% Hell or High Water (2016) Elevated by a richly detailed script from Sicario writer Taylor Sheridan, who pens roughly authentic dialogue and fleshes out even the most peripheral characters to give the story a genuine heft.‐ Sky Cinema
Read More | Posted Sep 8, 2016
4/5 74% Crash (2004) Using a complex but comprehensible web of fraught relationships, chance encounters and random circumstances, [Haggis] provides a snapshot of a city strained to breaking.‐ Sky Cinema
Read More | Posted Feb 23, 2015
4/5 95% Dr. No (1962) Of course, it's dated -- a Sunbean Alpine isn't exactly cutting edge transport -- but the elegant playboy spy with just a whiff of danger was clearly here to stay.‐ Sky Cinema
Read More | Posted Sep 9, 2015
4/5 95% From Russia With Love (1964) One of the finest Bond outings, this flourished in the paranoia of the times before the franchise was devalued by an over-reliance on gadgets, camp quips and a skittish lack of focus or direction.‐ Sky Cinema
Read More | Posted Apr 25, 2009
4/5 88% Thunderball (1965) For all its flaws, it was classic Bond. And remains so.‐ Sky Cinema
Read More | Posted Oct 27, 2015
4/5 73% You Only Live Twice (1967) A major draw was the establishment of Blofeld -- only tantalisingly glimpsed in previous Bonds -- played with malevolent magnificence by Donald Pleasance sporting a painful scar around his eye.‐ Sky Cinema
Read More | Posted Oct 27, 2015
4/5 87% Jesus Camp (2006) Filmakers Heidi Ewing and Rachel Grady don't bother with a polemical voiceover a la Michael Moore but skilfully stitch together the comments of the evangelicals themselves. It doesn't make for a pretty picture.‐ Sky Cinema
Read More | Posted Nov 23, 2007
4/5 91% The Departed (2006) This is rich and satisfying stuff with Scorsese rediscovering his masterful skill at delivering a narrative which crackles with acid dialogue delivered by a gifted cast.‐ Sky Cinema
Read More | Posted Jan 23, 2015
4/5 87% The Lookout (2007) It's a refreshing departure from formula and a thriller you won't easily forget.‐ Sky Cinema
Read More | Posted Nov 1, 2007
4/5 89% The Savages (2007) The pleasures are small but intense and the spell cast in one of the most surprisingly moving films of the year is captivating.‐ Sky Cinema
Read More | Posted Jan 24, 2008
4/5 69% Disturbia (2007) DJ Caruso's neat little thriller won't win any awards for originality (Hitch will be spinning six feet under) but it does work surprisingly well bearing in mind you can almost second guess every plot twist.‐ Sky Cinema
Read More | Posted Sep 14, 2007
4/5 90% Rescue Dawn (2007) For fans of visceral, lean and taut cinema, this is an object lesson in power and economy.‐ Sky Cinema
Read More | Posted Nov 23, 2007
4/5 83% Atonement (2007) Keira Knightley and James McAvoy deliver the sort of performances that have got Oscar written all over them as the doomed lovers in director Joe Wright's sumptuous adaptation of Ian McEwan's dark novel.‐ Sky Cinema
Read More | Posted Sep 7, 2007
4/5 39% Hot Rod (2007) He'll break a few ribs -- you'll split your sides.‐ Sky Cinema
Read More | Posted Mar 31, 2019
4/5 78% You Kill Me (2007) The opening six-minute shot of dawn breaking over a rural landscape is worth the price of admission alone. Stunning.‐ Sky Cinema
Read More | Posted Dec 7, 2007
4/5 65% Be Kind Rewind (2008) It's a happy pill in the shape of a cinema ticket.‐ Sky Cinema
Read More | Posted Feb 22, 2008
4/5 73% Hallam Foe (Mister Foe) (2007) A stylish, original romance whose dark leanings are leavened by a current of optimism running through its darting narrative.‐ Sky Cinema
Read More | Posted Aug 31, 2007
4/5 91% Michael Clayton (2007) It's a cool, intelligent thriller and boasts a closing confrontation between Clooney and Swinton that is truly stand-out.‐ Sky Cinema
Read More | Posted Sep 28, 2007
4/5 89% Eastern Promises (2007) The immigrant experience takes on a blacker-than-black hue in director David Cronenberg's masterful tale of Russian mafiosa in London.‐ Sky Cinema
Read More | Posted Oct 24, 2007
4/5 86% Hellboy II: The Golden Army (Hellboy 2) (2008) Second time around, director Guillermo Del Toro scores another direct hit with a monster yarn as keen on the gags as the global destruction.‐ Sky Cinema
Read More | Posted Aug 22, 2008
4/5 39% The Killing of John Lennon (2006) Unlike shabby exploitation docu-dramas such as Bundy, this is an honest meditation on the warped assassin and his motives and assumes the tension of a thriller as the appointed time approaches.‐ Sky Cinema
Read More | Posted Dec 7, 2007
4/5 88% Silent Light (Stellet licht) (2007) The opening six-minute shot of dawn breaking over a rural landscape is worth the price of admission alone. Stunning.‐ Sky Cinema
Read More | Posted Dec 2, 2018
4/5 87% Le Donk & Scor-zay-zee (2009) A comedy miracle that is the mirthful match for any so-called fun-fest that has emerged from Hollywood this year.‐ Sky Cinema
Posted Oct 9, 2009
4/5 52% Disney's A Christmas Carol (2009) Sometimes the richness of the visual banquet threatens to leave viewers with Christmas afternoon indigestion yet never stops you feeling hungry for more.‐ Sky Cinema
Read More | Posted Nov 6, 2009
4/5 89% [Rec] (2007) The final reel is real eyes-behind-your-fingers type stuff with the filmmakers cranking up the audience's apprehension to I-really-would-rather-be-somewhere-else levels.‐ Sky Cinema
Read More | Posted Apr 11, 2008
4/5 65% Quantum of Solace (2008) This is a Bond firmly of the moment. Whiplash editing, a sharp script and a careful expansion of what made Casino Royale such a winning hand means that 007 is in as good as shape as he was back in 1964.‐ Sky Cinema
Read More | Posted Oct 22, 2008
4/5 90% Coraline (2009) It's not really suitable for younger children but their elder brothers and sisters will be fiendishly entranced by the best children's movie this year. Naysayers can button it.‐ Sky Cinema
Read More | Posted May 8, 2009
4/5 92% Skyfall (2012) By keeping the plot relatively simple, Mendes has given himself room to expand the characters, lend them a certain depth and just have a bit of fun.‐ Sky Cinema
Read More | Posted Oct 16, 2012
4/5 60% RocknRolla (2008) Rocknrolla may not be the real thing...but it's the closest Ritchie's been in an age.‐ Sky Cinema
Read More | Posted Sep 5, 2008
4/5 85% Ghost Town (2008) Ultimately, it achieves that seemingly impossible task - a rom-com where the rom is sweet and poignant and the com is sophisticated and witty.‐ Sky Cinema
Read More | Posted Oct 24, 2008