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Excellent 9.3 The Shawshank redemption (1994)
Excellent 8.9 12 angry men (1957)
Excellent 8.8 Fight club (1999)
Excellent 8.6 Interstellar (2014)
The casting is let down by the indecipherable drawl that permeates all of the early scenes, only partly helped by subtitles.  After that, the visuals and story are strong - with a few twists, a couple of teary parts and a good ending.
Excellent 8.6 Untouchable (2011)
Excellent 8.5 American history X (1998)
Excellent 8.5 Back to the future (1985)
Excellent 8.5 Memento (2000)
Excellent 8.5 The green mile (1999)
Excellent 8.3 Eternal sunshine of the spotless mind (2004)
Excellent 8.3 Inglourious Basterds (2009)
Excellent 8.3 Requiem for a dream (2000)
Excellent 8.3 Up (2009)
Excellent 8.2 Downfall (2004)
Excellent 8.2 Howl's moving castle (2004)
Excellent 8.2 Mary and Max (2009)
Excellent 8.2 Pan's labyrinth (2006)
Excellent 8.1 Before sunrise (1995)
Excellent 8.1 Catch me if you can (2002)
Excellent 8.1 Donnie Darko (2001)
Excellent 8.1 How to train your dragon (2010)
Excellent 8.1 Monsters, inc. (2001)
Excellent 8.1 The big Lebowski (1998)
Excellent 8.1 The grand Budapest hotel (2014)
Excellent 8.1 The help (2011)
Excellent 8.1 The princess bride (1987)
Excellent 8.0 Dogville (2003)
Excellent 8.0 Pirates of the Caribbean (2003)
Excellent 8.0 The Incredibles (2004)
Excellent 8.0 The king's speech (2010)
Excellent 8.0 The Martian (2015)
Wonderfully written with good acting.  A believable look at what could plausibly be a future mission to Mars (although the storm isn't realistic as depicted in the film).
Excellent 8.0 Twelve monkeys (1995)
Excellent 7.9 Amour (2012)
Poignant and intelligent.  The terrifying and gradual decline of a stroke victim is told in an incredibly realistic manner, along with the impact on her partner who is both caring and carer.
Excellent 7.9 Edge of tomorrow (2014)
Excellent 7.9 In Bruges (2008)
Excellent 7.9 Let the right one in (2008)
Excellent 7.9 Letters from Iwo Jima (2006)
Excellent 7.9 Life of Pi (2012)
Excellent 7.9 Mr Nobody (2009)
Excellent 7.9 Nightcrawler (2014)
Excellent 7.9 Serenity (2005)
Excellent 7.8 About time (2013)
Excellent 7.8 Apocalypto (2006)
Excellent 7.8 Cast away (2000)
Excellent 7.8 The lunchbox (2013)
Brilliantly written and acted with a compelling pace throughout.  The voice of 'auntie' is especially funny.
Excellent 7.8 Ocean's eleven (2001)
Excellent 7.8 Open your eyes (1997)
Excellent 7.8 Ready player one (2018)
This feels like the first true 'meta film' - packed with so many pop culture references (and thus other films) that everyone will take something different away from it.  Almost overwhelming at times, it's visually impressive and full of action and drama.  Convincing enough that you start to believe that you're living in 2045.
Excellent 7.8 The boy in the striped pyjamas (2008)
Excellent 7.8 The Lego movie (2014)
Excellent 7.8 The Magdalene sisters (2002)
Excellent 7.8 Titanic (1997)
Excellent 7.7 Dragons: Gift of the night fury (2011)
Excellent 7.7 Kingsman: the secret service (2014)
Excellent 7.7 The fifth element (1997)
Excellent 7.7 Man on fire (2004)
Excellent 7.7 Minority report (2002)
Excellent 7.7 Road to perdition (2002)
Excellent 7.7 Sophie Scholl (2005)
Excellent 7.7 Stardust (2007)
Excellent 7.7 The hangover (2009)
Excellent 7.7 The machinist (2004)
Excellent 7.7 The Muppet Christmas carol (1992)
A wonderful adaptation of the classic tale, with Gonzo playing the part of Dickens as the narrator.  Humans and Muppets play alongside one another and tell the story of Scrooge in a novel and very entertaining way.
Excellent 7.7 The theory of everything (2014)
Excellent 7.7 Vera Drake (2004)
Excellent 7.6 Arrietty (2010)
Excellent 7.6 Collateral (2004)
Excellent 7.6 Inside man (2006)
Excellent 7.6 Kick-ass (2010)
Excellent 7.6 Kiss kiss bang bang (2005)
Excellent 7.6 Midnight run (1988)
Excellent 7.6 The reader (2008)
Excellent 7.6 Tucker and Dale vs evil (2010)
Excellent 7.6 What we do in the shadows (2014)
Excellent 7.5 Akeelah and the bee (2006)
Excellent 7.5 Cloud atlas (2012)
Excellent 7.5 Sarah's key (2010)
Excellent 7.5 Equilibrium (2002)
Excellent 7.5 Frozen (2013)
Excellent 7.5 Ghost dog: the way of the Samurai (1999)
Excellent 7.5 Source code (2011)
Excellent 7.4 In the house (2012)
An original story about the lives of a boring couple as told in an entertaining way by a student - encouraged by his teacher.  The teacher remains detached, in a somewhat unbelievable manner, yet as the viewer you end up drawn into the story within the story.
Excellent 7.4 Game night (2018)
Brilliant comedy with an intelligent and layered story. Great characters and a lovely use of parody throughout, with some unforgettable scenes.
Excellent 7.4 Limitless (2011)
Excellent 7.4 Up in the air (2009)
Excellent 7.3 Chocolat (2000)
Excellent 7.3 Cube (1997)
Excellent 7.3 Fish tank (2009)
Excellent 7.3 Frailty (2001)
Excellent 7.3 Matchstick men (2003)
Excellent 7.3 Spider-man (2002)
Excellent 7.3 Star trek IV: the voyage home (1986)
Excellent 7.3 T2 trainspotting (2017)
Excellent 7.3 The guard (2011)
Excellent 7.2 11:14 (2003)
Excellent 7.2 Adam (2009)
Excellent 7.2 Arlington Road (1999)
Excellent 7.2 Definitely, maybe (2008)
Excellent 7.2 I am legend (2007)
Excellent 7.2 Lava (2014)
Excellent 7.2 Marnie (1964)
Excellent 7.2 Never let me go (2010)
Excellent 7.2 Pay it forward (2000)
Excellent 7.2 Ring of bright water (1969)
Excellent 7.2 Ruby Sparks (2012)
Excellent 7.2 The dead zone (1983)
One of Christopher Walken's best films (ignoring the bad hair).  Only graphic in one or two places, with a great story that grips you to the end.
Excellent 7.2 X+Y (2014)
A powerful look at what it's like to be different, yet find that you're nothing special when surrounded by others who are somewhat like you.  The story keeps you hooked and the characters have a genuine depth.
Excellent 7.1 9 (2009)
Excellent 7.1 Dredd (2012)
Excellent 7.1 Frequently asked questions about time travel (2009)
I enjoyed this film even more the second time than on the first viewing.  The characters and writing are wonderful and the plot is anything but predictable.
Excellent 7.1 The man from the future (2011)
Hi-larious from the beginning, a quirky Brazilian film that has plenty of nods to other time travel films with great acting and an entertaining storyline.
Excellent 7.1 Payback (1999)
Excellent 7.1 RED (2010)
Excellent 7.1 Robot and Frank (2012)
Excellent 7.1 The adjustment bureau (2011)
Excellent 7.1 The frighteners (1996)
Silly yet enjoyable with great characters.  A cult classic that I'd never heard of.
Excellent 7.1 The time traveller's wife (2009)
Excellent 7.0 Déjà vu (2006)
Excellent 7.0 Orphan (2009)
Excellent 7.0 Taxi (1998)
Excellent 7.0 Unleashed (2005)
Excellent 6.9 Adventures in babysitting (1987)
Excellent 6.9 Elizabeth: the golden age (2007)
Excellent 6.9 Enemy (2013)
Excellent 6.9 Liar liar (1997)
Excellent 6.9 Millions (2004)
Excellent 6.9 Oliver Twist (2005)
Excellent 6.9 Triangle (2009)
A fascinating time loop story exploring the theme of predetermination.  Very graphic violence with disturbing images at times.
Excellent 6.8 Cypher (2002)
Excellent 6.8 Female agents (2008)
Excellent 6.8 One hour photo (2002)
Excellent 6.8 Panic room (2002)
Excellent 6.8 Sliding doors (1998)
Excellent 6.8 The A-team (2010)
Excellent 6.8 The lake house (2006)
Excellent 6.8 The score (2001)
Excellent 6.8 Tristan and Isolde (2006)
Excellent 6.8 Unstoppable (2010)
Excellent 6.7 Albert Nobbs (2011)
Excellent 6.7 Final destination (2000)
Excellent 6.7 In time (2011)
Excellent 6.7 The abduction club (2002)
Excellent 6.7 The long kiss goodnight (1996)
Very much dated with unnecessary sexism, although still extremely well put together for a classic action film.
Excellent 6.7 The ninth gate (1999)
A brilliant classic tale of one man's almost unwitting descent thanks to the devil.  Beautiful locations and wonderful characters.
Excellent 6.6 Carrie Pilby (2016)
An engaging main character trying to find her way, her unusual nature and intelligence often causing friction with those around her.
Excellent 6.6 Hitch (2005)
Excellent 6.6 My brother the devil (2012)
Great characters and a realistic and gritty story.
Excellent 6.6 The interview (2014)
A totally unrealistic story of an attempted assassination. Manages to stay funny throughout and highly entertaining.
Excellent 6.6 The recruit (2003)
Excellent 6.6 Vantage point (2008)
Excellent 6.5 Europa report (2013)
Apart from the flawed idea that a slowly spinning spaceship would have normal gravity, and a few other issues, the film comes across as something that could really happen.  It gets across the difficulties of being so far from home and trying to survive and do science at the same time.  The acting is very good and the characters work well, apart from the lack of a commander.
Excellent 6.5 Stand up guys (2012)
A pair of retired criminals have one last night of fun before one is due to kill the other, on the orders of a mob boss.  Stand up performances by both Al Pacino, Christopher Walken - characters you really enjoy watching and hilarious to watch throughout.
Excellent 6.5 The expendables (2010)
Excellent 6.5 Time lapse (2014)
Excellent 6.5 Tomorrowland: a world beyond (2015)
Excellent 6.5 When we first met (2018)
Great characters and very good writing, a time-loop romantic comedy with plenty of twists and endless humour.
Excellent 6.4 Albatross (2011)
Excellent 6.4 ARQ (2016)
Excellent 6.4 John dies at the end (2012)
Deliberately surreal and unusual, with some humour throughout.
Excellent 6.4 Project almanac (2015)
Excellent 6.4 Salt (2010)
Excellent 6.4 The borrowers (2011)
Excellent 6.4 The dictator (2012)
Excellent 6.3 Infinity chamber (2016)
Don't be put off by a story has been done before - someone trying to escape form a room and not knowing what's real and what's not.  This film has good acting/characters and also keeps you interested to the end.
Excellent 6.3 Knight and day (2010)
Excellent 6.3 Peggy Sue got married (1986)
Excellent 6.3 Terminator 3: rise of the machines (2003)
Excellent 6.3 The American (2010)
An unusually slow pace for a modern film, interspersed with tense moments - making a refreshing change from typical action films.  George Clooney is well cast in the main role as a brooding yet deeply disturbed man, suspicious of everything and everyone around him.
Excellent 6.2 Burke and Hare (2010)
Surprisingly good, with an informative storyline and plenty of strong humour.
Excellent 6.2 Next (2007)
Excellent 5.8 Brüno (2009)
Excellent 5.5 Synchronicity (2015)
Time travel at its best.  The characters are compelling and the sequence of events keeps you hooked until the end.
Excellent 5.1 Cats and dogs (2001)

Good 8.8 Inception (2010)
Good 8.8 Lord of the rings (2001)
Good 8.5 Blade runner 2049 (2017)
This sequel sets a good mood despite its extended length. The visuals are also good and although the plot isn't that special it's entertaining enough to be worth watching.
Good 8.5 The departed (2006)
Good 8.4 Das boot (1981)
Good 8.4 WALL-E (2008)
Good 8.4 Witness for the prosecution (1957)
Good 8.3 Full metal jacket (1987)
Good 8.2 Inside out (2015)
Good 8.2 Safety last! (1923)
Good 8.2 Trainspotting (1996)
Good 8.1 Departures (2008)
Good 8.1 Gone girl (2014)
Good 8.1 Hachi: a dog's tale (2009)
Good 8.1 In the name of the father (1993)
Good 8.1 Kill Bill: vol. 1 (2003)
Good 8.1 Castle in the sky (1986)
Good 8.1 Life of Brian (1979)
Good 8.1 Nausicaä of the valley of the wind (1984)
Good 8.1 The sixth sense (1999)
Good 8.1 Threads (1984)
Good 8.1 What ever happened to baby Jane? (1962)
A dark look at what can happen when a disabled person is at the mercy of an unhinged individual, in this case her sister.  The two started as actresses at a young age, with one successful and the other remaining child-like and unable to make sound decisions.
Good 8.0 Casino Royale (2006)
Good 8.0 Her (2013)
Good 8.0 Kill Bill: vol. 2 (2004)
Good 8.0 Kung fury (2015)
Good 8.0 Star trek (2009)
Good 8.0 The imitation game (2014)
Good 8.0 The iron giant (1999)
Good 7.9 Arrival (2016)
Good 7.9 Children of men (2006)
Good 7.9 Moon (2009)
Good 7.8 Being John Malkovich (1999)
Good 7.8 Big hero 6 (2014)
Good 7.8 Crash (2004)
Good 7.8 Fantastic Mr Fox (2009)
Good 7.8 Gravity (2013)
Good 7.8 The past (2013)
A good and engaging story overall but somewhat unsatisfying at the end.  The characters are complex yet not always believable.
Good 7.8 Silver linings playbook (2012)
Good 7.8 Tangled (2010)
Good 7.8 The big short (2015)
Good writing - a documentary of sorts about the true events of the US subprime mortgage crisis and those who saw it coming.  A mix of humour and shock.
Good 7.8 The girl with the dragon tattoo (2011)
Good 7.8 The longest day (1962)
Good 7.8 Waterloo Bridge (1940)
Good 7.7 300 (2006)
Good 7.7 Battle royale (2000)
Good 7.7 Black hawk down (2001)
Good 7.7 Despicable me (2010)
Good 7.7 End of watch (2012)
Likeable characters and an engaging plot, let down a little by somewhat unrealistic gangsters.  Very dark and violent at times, balanced a little by some good humour.
Good 7.7 Macbeth (2010)
Good 7.7 Midnight in Paris (2011)
Good 7.7 Paprika (2006)
Good 7.7 Ponyo (2008)
Good 7.7 Run Lola run (1998)
Good 7.7 Sabrina (1954)
Good 7.7 Saw (2004)
Good 7.7 Sense and sensibility (1995)
Good 7.7 Star trek: into darkness (2013)
Good 7.7 The birds (1963)
Good 7.7 The butterfly effect (2004)
Good 7.6 And then there were none (1945)
Good 7.6 Disconnect (2012)
Good 7.6 Harry Potter and the half-blood prince (2009)
Good 7.6 13 assassins (2010)
Good 7.6 Leviathan (2014)
A depressing tale that is well told.  The characters are interesting and the plot holds together, giving a picture of life in Russia that is downtrodden by those who are both corrupt and in power.
Good 7.6 Lord of war (2005)
Good 7.6 Mulan (1998)
Good 7.6 Sherlock Holmes (2009)
Good 7.6 The illusionist (2006)
Good 7.6 The man who wasn't there (2001)
Good 7.6 The others (2001)
Good 7.5 A history of violence (2005)
Good 7.5 Freedom writers (2007)
Good 7.5 Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (2007)
Good 7.5 Ice age (2002)
Good 7.5 Juno (2007)
Good 7.5 Our house (2006)
Good 7.5 A town called Panic (2009)
Good 7.5 Perfume: the story of a murderer (2006)
Dark, very dark.  Not for the average viewer and with some weak points in the plot, the story manages to be both unusual and interesting.
Good 7.5 Predestination (2014)
Good 7.4 Dirty pretty things (2002)
Good 7.4 Frequency (2000)
Good 7.4 Voices of a distant star (2003)
Good 7.4 Irréversible (2002)
Good 7.4 K-PAX (2001)
Good 7.4 Master and commander (2003)
Good 7.4 Murder by death (1976)
Good 7.4 The man who never was (1956)
Good 7.4 The next three days (2010)
Good 7.4 The way way back (2013)
Good 7.3 10 things I hate about you (1999)
Good 7.3 Borat (2006)
Good 7.3 Dawn of the dead (2004)
Good 7.3 Eyes wide shut (1999)
Good 7.3 Galaxy quest (1999)
Good 7.3 Megamind (2010)
Good 7.3 Monsters university (2013)
Good 7.3 Snowden (2016)
Good 7.3 Spider-man 2 (2004)
Good 7.3 The bank job (2008)
Good 7.3 The descendants (2011)
Good 7.3 The fountain (2006)
Good 7.3 The leap (2015)
Very good visually and fairly engaging for a short.
Good 7.3 The science of sleep (2006)
Good 7.3 The terminal (2004)
Good 7.3 The young Victoria (2009)
Good 7.3 Tsotsi (2005)
Good 7.2 Anomalisa (2015)
Unusual and original, although an ultimately unhappy exploration of a man's (or rather, puppet's) life with depression and his attempts to deal with seemingly bland people.  It helps to know that the cast consists of only 3 actors, with the third listed as 'everyone else'.
Good 7.2 Bridge to Terabithia (2007)
Good 7.2 Carol (2015)
Well written and engaging with strong characters.  Some gripping moments and a fascinating story.
Good 7.2 Die hard 4.0 (2007)
Good 7.2 Forgetting Sarah Marshall (2008)
The first half of this slightly quirky romantic comedy is fairly average (and decidedly American), whereas the second half is a genuine improvement.
Good 7.2 Fracture (2007)
Good 7.2 Timecrimes (2007)
Good 7.2 Micmacs (2009)
Good 7.2 Orlando (1992)
Good 7.2 Remember me (2010)
Good 7.2 Shooter (2007)
Good 7.2 Super-size me (2004)
Good 7.2 Team America: world police (2004)
Good 7.2 The hunger games (2012)
Good 7.2 Unbreakable (2000)
Good 7.2 Wild Bill (2011)
A quirky and original look at lives affected by drugs and the world they live in.  Good characters and worth watching - funny throughout with some violence towards the end.
Good 7.1 A late quartet (2012)
Engaging characters and a good story.  Before the quartet play at the end of the film, we learn about their dynamic and see where their emotional input comes from.  Let down slightly by the casting of well-known actors who do not portray the playing of instruments in a particularly realistic manner.
Good 7.1 Bottle rocket (1996)
A story of childlike innocence amongst grown men who happen to be thieves.  Enjoyable and entertaining throughout and typical of the 1990s.
Good 7.1 Brave (2012)
Has a very strong beginning with lots of hilarious comedy, almost inevitably becoming less entertaining once the serious story line takes off.  Accepting that the story is aimed at younger viewers, still worth a look by an older audience.
Good 7.1 Chronicle (2012)
Good 7.1 Easy A (2010)
Good 7.1 Enough said (2013)
Good 7.1 Hard candy (2005)
Good 7.1 Heaven (2002)
Good 7.1 Henry VIII and his six wives (1972)
Good 7.1 I, robot (2004)
Good 7.1 Locke (2013)
Good 7.1 Real steel (2011)
Surprisingly compelling fight sequences between believable robot boxers, let down by the slow-moving father/son subplot (despite the good casting).  The mix of animatronics with CGI based on motion capture (as done for Avatar) works extremely well.  The final fight makes for a surprisingly good ending, even if slightly unrealistic.  It's tempting to wonder if robot boxing will become a reality.
Good 7.1 School of Rock (2003)
Good 7.1 State of play (2009)
Good 7.1 The gift (2015)
An entertaining thriller with a decent ending, but far too predictable.
Good 7.1 The jacket (2005)
Good 7.0 Cloverfield (2008)
Good 7.0 A pigeon sat on a branch reflecting (2014)
Good 7.0 Ever after: a Cinderella story (1998)
Good 7.0 Happy-go-lucky (2008)
Good 7.0 Knocked up (2007)
A solid story and enjoyable to watch, although not very strong on the comedy side.
Good 7.0 The fox and the child (2007)
Good 7.0 Oblivion (2013)
Good 7.0 One day (2011)
Good 7.0 Paul (2011)
Good 7.0 Rent (2005)
A good storyline and quite entertaining despite being quite long.  Good singers although the music isn't very catchy.
Good 7.0 Secretary (2002)
Good 7.0 Snowpiercer (2013)
Good 7.0 The cooler (2003)
Good 7.0 The thirteenth floor (1999)
Good 7.0 Time bandits (1981)
Good 7.0 World war Z (2013)
Good 6.9 12:01 (1993)
Good 6.9 Knight's tale (2001)
Good 6.9 Exam (2009)
Interesting and entertaining but could have been better.
Good 6.9 Girl with a pearl earring (2003)
Good 6.9 Odd girl out (2005)
Good 6.9 Primer (2004)
Good 6.9 Robin Hood: prince of thieves (1991)
Good 6.9 Sunshine cleaning (2008)
Good 6.9 The duchess (2008)
Good 6.9 The holiday (2006)
Good 6.9 Unknown (2011)
Good 6.9 Vanilla sky (2001)
A good film in isolation - yet a poor imitation of the original, 'Open your eyes' (1997), when both are watched together.
Good 6.8 Aftermath - population zero (2008)
Good 6.8 Big nothing (2006)
Good 6.8 Cruel intentions (1999)
Good 6.8 The thieves (2012)
Good 6.8 Elegy (2008)
Good 6.8 Grow your own (2007)
Heartwarming and funny with a good pace throughout and well-written characters.  Not especially complex but worth seeing.
Good 6.8 Hanna (2011)
Good 6.8 Heartbreaker (2010)
Good 6.8 Keeping mum (2005)
Good 6.8 Penelope (2006)
An enjoyable fairy tale with good characters.
Good 6.8 The escapist (2008)
Good 6.8 The incredible Hulk (2008)
Good 6.8 The quiet Earth (1985)
Good 6.7 Bridget Jones's diary (2001)
Good 6.7 Bruce almighty (2003)
Good 6.7 Butterfly on a wheel (2007)
Good 6.7 Emma (1996)
Good 6.7 Miss Peregrine's home for peculiars (2016)
Good 6.7 Robin Hood (2010)
Good 6.7 Signs (2002)
Good 6.7 The new world (2005)
Good 6.7 The other Boleyn girl (2008)
Good 6.7 Upstream colour (2013)
Good 6.7 Wanted (2008)
Good 6.6 16 blocks (2006)
Good 6.6 Antz (1998)
Good 6.6 Attack the block (2011)
Good 6.6 Demolition man (1993)
Good 6.6 Friends with benefits (2011)
Good 6.6 Hostage (2005)
Good 6.6 Idiocracy (2006)
Good 6.6 Shooting fish (1997)
Unrealistic but charming and quirky comedy.
Good 6.6 TiMER (2009)
Good 6.6 Zack and Miri make a porno (2008)
Good 6.5 Alice in Wonderland (2010)
Good 6.5 Cellular (2004)
Good 6.5 Changing lanes (2002)
Good 6.5 City of Ember (2008)
Good 6.5 Mr and Mrs Smith (2005)
Good 6.5 Ocean's twelve (2004)
Good 6.5 Premium rush (2012)
Keeps you interested all the way and well filmed.  The characters are fairly interesting and there's lots of humour (although some is a bit dark).
Good 6.5 Red eye (2005)
Good 6.5 Severance (2006)
Good 6.5 Slither (2006)
Good 6.5 The awakening (2011)
A pretty good ghost story set in 1921, centred around a woman who aims to disprove paranormal activity at a boarding school.
Good 6.5 The giver (2014)
Good 6.5 The parent trap (1998)
Good 6.5 The punisher (2004)
Good 6.4 17 again (2009)
Good 6.4 Before I fall (2017)
Engaging characters and humour, mixed together with an intriguing story about a girl who takes her time to work out how to handle a repeating day.
Good 6.4 Black death (2010)
Good 6.4 Click (2006)
Good 6.4 Compliance (2012)
Good 6.4 Final fantasy (2001)
Good 6.4 Hancock (2008)
Good 6.4 Kate and Leopold (2001)
Good 6.4 Lucy (2014)
Good 6.4 Monsters (2010)
Good 6.4 Phenomenon (1996)
Good 6.4 Ghost graduation (2012)
Good 6.4 The rocketeer (1991)
Good 6.4 Star trek: insurrection (1998)
Good 6.4 The invention of lying (2009)
Good 6.3 Dorian Gray (2009)
Good 6.3 First snow (2006)
An intriguing premise that keeps your interest throughout, yet the store doesn't have any real surprises.
Good 6.3 OtherLife (2017)
Two company partners have a product that allows them to design experiences and give them to people via a drop of liquid in the eye.  Both have their own hidden agendas and the story is as hugely entertaining as it is complex, keeping you guessing - what is real and what isn't?
Good 6.3 Paycheck (2003)
Good 6.3 The last Mimzy (2007)
Good 6.3 The Onion movie (2008)
Good 6.3 Princess diaries (2001)
Good 6.2 Final destination 2 (2003)
Good 6.2 Knowing (2009)
Good 6.2 Land of the dead (2005)
Good 6.2 O (2001)
Good 6.2 The two faces of January (2014)
Good 6.1 A time for dancing (2002)
Good 6.1 Sky captain and the world of tomorrow (2004)
Good 6.1 The zero theorem (2013)
Good 6.0 Gnomeo and Juliet (2011)
Good 6.0 S.W.A.T. (2003)
Good 5.9 Final destination 5 (2011)
Good 5.9 The 6th day (2000)
Good 5.9 The one (2001)
Good 5.9 The peacemaker (1997)
Good 5.9 The time machine (2002)
Good 5.8 Biggles (1986)
Good 5.7 Cube zero (2004)
Good 5.6 Cube 2 (2002)
Good 5.3 A good day to die hard (2013)
Good 5.3 Daredevil (2003)
Good 5.3 Ghostbusters (2016)
Funny and well put together although notably lesser than the original.  Lacks some of the details and misses opportunities to be better.
Good 5.3 High school musical (2006)
Good 5.2 Clockstoppers (2002)
Good 5.2 Final destination 4, The (2009)
Good 5.0 Swimfan (2002)
Good 4.6 Paradox (2016)
So long as you start this film expecting it to be a somewhat comical time travel story, you won't go far wrong.  Don't make the mistake of trying to take it too seriously, especially since some of the acting is terribly wooden and the special effects (particularly at the end) aren't great. But it's original and entertaining as well as having plenty of complexity for the discerning time travel fan.

Average 8.4 Braveheart (1995)
Average 8.4 Princess Mononoke (1997)
Average 8.3 Double indemnity (1944)
Average 8.3 Good Will hunting (1997)
Average 8.3 La jetée (1962)
Average 8.3 The sting (1973)
Average 8.3 To kill a mockingbird (1962)
Average 8.2 A beautiful mind (2001)
Average 8.2 Inherit the wind (1960)
Average 8.2 The life and death of Colonel Blimp (1943)
Average 8.2 The red balloon (1956)
Average 8.2 The third man (1949)
Average 8.2 The wolf of Wall Street (2013)
Average 8.2 V for vendetta (2005)
Average 8.1 A matter of life and death (1946)
Average 8.1 Festen (1998)
Average 8.1 Kind hearts and coronets (1949)
Average 8.1 Prisoners (2013)
Average 8.1 There will be blood (2007)
Average 8.0 Black swan (2010)
Average 8.0 Groundhog Day (1993)
Average 8.0 Secrets and lies (1996)
Average 8.0 Short term 12 (2013)
Average 7.9 District 9 (2009)
Average 7.9 Naked (1993)
Average 7.9 Shaun of the dead (2004)
Average 7.9 The man who would be king (1975)
Average 7.9 The notebook (2004)
Average 7.9 Toy story 2 (1999)
Average 7.8 American gangster (2007)
Average 7.8 Deception (2013)
Average 7.8 Dirty Harry (1971)
Average 7.8 Drive (2011)
Average 7.8 Glengarry Glen Ross (1992)
Average 7.8 Happiness (1998)
Average 7.8 How to train your dragon 2 (2014)
Average 7.8 Confessions (2010)
Average 7.8 Little miss sunshine (2006)
Average 7.8 Lucky number Slevin (2006)
Average 7.8 Serpico (1973)
Average 7.8 The curious case of Benjamin Button (2008)
Average 7.8 The girl with the dragon tattoo (2009)
Average 7.8 The Goonies (1985)
Average 7.7 25th hour (2002)
Average 7.7 Adaptation (2002)
Average 7.7 Birdman (2014)
Average 7.7 Coraline (2009)
Average 7.7 For all time (2000)
Average 7.7 Kontroll (2003)
Average 7.7 Love actually (2003)
Average 7.7 Religulous (2008)
Average 7.7 The last king of Scotland (2006)
Average 7.7 The station agent (2003)
Average 7.7 Zombieland (2009)
Average 7.6 All or nothing (2002)
Average 7.6 The wave (2008)
Average 7.6 Following (1998)
Average 7.6 House of sand and fog (2003)
Average 7.6 Interview with the vampire (1994)
Average 7.6 Kung fu panda (2008)
Average 7.6 The hurt locker (2008)
Average 7.6 The raid: redemption (2011)
Average 7.6 The thief of Bagdad (1940)
Average 7.6 True grit (2010)
Good from the start, although it has a lackluster ending. Enjoyable characters and not bad for a Western.
Average 7.6 Volver (2006)
Average 7.6 Watchmen (2009)
Average 7.5 84 Charing Cross Road (1987)
Average 7.5 An inconvenient truth (2006)
Average 7.5 Garden state (2004)
Average 7.5 Life is sweet (1990)
Average 7.5 Riley's first date? (2015)
Average 7.5 Evil dead (1981)
Average 7.5 The Gruffalo (2009)
Average 7.5 [Rec] (2007)
Average 7.4 Alice in Wonderland (1951)
Average 7.4 Café de Flore (2011)
A silly film that never quite makes up for its weak premise, which isn't explained until the end.  The characters are moderately interesting but the story is quite poor.
Average 7.4 Law abiding citizen (2009)
Average 7.4 Shaun the sheep movie (2015)
Not amazing but clever and witty fun for a quiet day.
Average 7.4 Sweeney Todd (2007)
Quite gory musical, with blood that is clearly fake and apparently disappears by itself.
Average 7.3 Flock of dodos (2006)
Average 7.3 In the company of men (1997)
Average 7.3 Dogtooth (2009)
Average 7.3 Little women (1994)
Average 7.3 Michael Clayton (2007)
Average 7.3 Sunshine (2007)
Average 7.3 The best exotic marigold hotel (2011)
Moderately entertaining - about the relationships between people but with lackluster characters and no real story.
Average 7.3 The bridge (2006)
Average 7.3 The road (2009)
Average 7.3 Twelfth night (1996)
Average 7.2 Career girls (1997)
Average 7.2 Insomnia (2002)
Average 7.2 JCVD (2008)
Average 7.2 Kingdom of heaven (2005)
Average 7.2 Lunatique (2016)
Visually very good - but this short ends too quickly to be satisfying.
Average 7.2 Much ado about nothing (2012)
Average 7.2 Pitch perfect (2012)
Average 7.2 Scream (1996)
Average 7.2 Shame (2011)
Average 7.2 The descent (2005)
Average 7.2 The ghost writer (2010)
Average 7.2 The mist (2007)
Average 7.2 Time after time (1979)
Average 7.2 What the deaf man heard (1997)
Average 7.1 Anastasia (1997)
Average 7.1 Garage sale mystery (2013)
Average 7.1 Garage sale mystery (2014)
Average 7.1 I'm a cyborg but that's OK (2006)
Average 7.1 It's kind of a funny story (2010)
Average 7.1 Let me in (2010)
Average 7.1 P.S. I love you (2007)
Average 7.1 Phone booth (2002)
Average 7.1 Soylent green (1973)
Average 7.1 Super troopers (2001)
Average 7.1 The 40 year old virgin (2005)
Average 7.1 The Gruffalo's child (2011)
Average 7.1 Thirteen conversations about one thing (2001)
Average 7.1 Tinker tailor soldier spy (2011)
Average 7.1 Transformers (2007)
Average 7.0 A serious man (2009)
Average 7.0 Constantine (2005)
Average 7.0 Maleficent (2014)
Average 7.0 Mean girls (2004)
Average 7.0 Safety not guaranteed (2012)
Average 7.0 The host (2006)
Average 7.0 The mouse that roared (1959)
Average 7.0 Waitress (2007)
Average 7.0 Wedding crashers (2005)
Average 6.9 Alpha dog (2006)
Average 6.9 Flowers for Algernon (2000)
Average 6.9 Jay and Silent Bob strike back (2001)
Average 6.9 MirrorMask (2005)
Average 6.9 My beautiful laundrette (1985)
A fascinating look at multicultural London in the 1980s, let down by somewhat average performances.
Average 6.9 Napoleon dynamite (2004)
Average 6.9 National treasure (2004)
Average 6.9 One minute past midnight (2004)
Average 6.9 Page eight (2011)
Average 6.9 Star wreck, in the pirkinning (2005)
Average 6.9 Stripes (1981)
Average 6.9 The book of Eli (2010)
Average 6.9 Tinker Bell (2008)
Average 6.9 Water for elephants (2011)
Average 6.8 21 (2008)
Average 6.8 50 first dates (2004)
Average 6.8 Bicentennial man (1999)
Average 6.8 Dog soldiers (2002)
Average 6.8 Ginger snaps (2000)
Average 6.8 Mr Peabody and Sherman (2014)
Average 6.8 Proof (2005)
Average 6.8 State and Main (2000)
Average 6.8 Super (2010)
Average 6.8 The girl next door (2004)
Average 6.8 The hitchhiker's guide to the galaxy (2005)
Average 6.8 TRON: Legacy (2010)
Average 6.8 Young Sherlock Holmes (1985)
Average 6.7 Blade II (2002)
Average 6.7 Creation (2009)
Overall a surprisingly weak film which spends most of the story portraying Darwin as a sick, timid man and only barely beginning to redeem itself in the last few scenes.  The disjointed flashbacks are jarring, although touching at times.  The film focuses too much on one part of Darwin's life and neglects how he came to his ideas.  It also entirely omits the impact of his work, which isn't even covered by the text appearing at the end.
Average 6.7 In a world (2013)
Average 6.7 Puss in boots (2011)
Average 6.7 Rare exports: a Christmas tale (2010)
Average 6.7 Resident evil (2002)
Average 6.7 Seraphim Falls (2006)
Average 6.7 Strange little girls (2004)
Average 6.7 The lovely bones (2009)
Average 6.7 X-Men: the last stand (2006)
Average 6.6 Armageddon (1998)
Average 6.6 Blindness (2008)
Unnecessarily dark film, with a main character who fails to make the blindingly obvious choices until it's too late.
Average 6.6 EuroTrip (2004)
Average 6.6 Explorers (1985)
Average 6.6 Kissing Jessica Stein (2001)
Average 6.6 Magic in the moonlight (2014)
Entertaining yet with a fairly slow pace and lacking any real magic.
Average 6.6 My big fat Greek wedding (2002)
Average 6.6 Quantum of solace (2008)
Average 6.6 Run fatboy run (2007)
Average 6.6 Terminator salvation (2009)
Average 6.6 The big kahuna (1999)
Average 6.6 The heat (2013)
Average 6.5 Accidental hero (1992)
Average 6.5 Daybreakers (2009)
Average 6.5 Extraction (2012)
Average 6.5 Ginger snaps II (2004)
Average 6.5 Happy feet (2006)
Average 6.5 Hoodwinked! (2005)
Average 6.5 Leaves of grass (2009)
Average 6.5 Safe (2012)
Average 6.4 Colombiana (2011)
Average 6.4 Dangerous minds (1995)
Average 6.4 Enigma (2001)
Average 6.4 Hot tub time machine (2010)
Average 6.4 My old lady (2014)
Based on a play - which makes it seem a bit drawn out, yet it's emotionally deep and interesting throughout.  A good introspection on the effect parents have on children, although with a somewhat simplistic story.
Average 6.4 She's the man (2006)
Average 6.4 The birthday (2001)
Average 6.4 The day after tomorrow (2004)
Average 6.4 The hills have eyes (2006)
Average 6.4 The losers (2010)
Lots of action but a so-so story and ultimately unsatisfying with a weak ending.
Average 6.4 Sign of four (1983)
Average 6.4 The world is not enough (1999)
Average 6.3 Freaky Friday (1976)
Average 6.3 From the future with love (2013)
Amusing at first but this short lacks a story.
Average 6.3 It could happen to you (1994)
Average 6.3 Repo men (2010)
Average 6.3 Rewind (2013)
Average 6.3 Surrogates (2009)
Average 6.3 The cell (2000)
Average 6.3 The siege (1998)
Average 6.3 This means war (2012)
Average 6.2 Best laid plans (1999)
Average 6.2 Freaky Friday (2003)
Average 6.2 Impostor (2001)
Average 6.2 Miss congeniality (2000)
Average 6.2 Save the last dance (2001)
Average 6.2 The Christmas bunny (2010)
A touching Christmas film about a young girl and her efforts to care for her pet, as well as the friendship she develops with a loner who can help her when it gets sick.
Average 6.2 The future (2011)
Average 6.2 Trainwreck (2015)
Average 6.1 Die another day (2002)
Average 6.1 I am number four (2011)
Average 6.1 Inkheart (2008)
Average 6.1 Jumper (2008)
Average 6.1 Lockout (2012)
Average 6.1 Mission: impossible II (2000)
Average 6.1 S1m0ne (2002)
Average 6.1 The golden compass (2007)
Average 6.1 Wrong turn (2003)
Average 6.0 Doomsday (2008)
Action film with excessive gore and a pointless plot (1980s style).
Average 6.0 The tourist (2010)
Average 6.0 Time at the top (1999)
Average 5.9 Ginger snaps III (2004)
Average 5.8 Hudson hawk (1991)
Average 5.8 Lara Croft: tomb raider (2001)
Average 5.8 Snow White (2001)
Average 5.8 Star trek: Horizon (2016)
First of all, this is a fan film - so expectations should be low.  Indeed, the special effects are as good as you might hope for 2016 - yet are let down by a fuzzy blending of the actors with the set background.  The ship belongs to the 'Enterprise' prequel era (i.e. before Kirk and Spock) and so the story relates to the temporal cold war of that series. It's actually a pretty engaging script and decent plot.  The acting is typically wooden and clearly at an amateur level but I see this as charming rather than a major issue.
Average 5.8 The prophecy II (1998)
Average 5.7 Legend of Earthsea (2004)
Average 5.7 Fantastic Four (2005)
Average 5.7 Hollow man (2000)
Average 5.7 Planes (2013)
Average 5.7 Switch (1991)
Average 5.6 Alien vs. Predator (2004)
Average 5.6 Poseidon (2006)
Average 5.6 SpaceCamp (1986)
Average 5.6 The box (2009)
Average 5.6 Timeline (2003)
Average 5.6 Xchange (2001)
Average 5.5 Collateral damage (2002)
Average 5.5 Spy kids (2001)
Average 5.5 The day the Earth stood still (2008)
Average 5.5 The hot chick (2002)
Average 5.5 They came together (2014)
Average 5.5 Aeon flux (2005)
Average 5.2 Twilight (2008)
Average 5.1 My super ex-girlfriend (2006)
Average 5.0 The happening (2008)
Average 4.8 Black knight (2001)
Average 4.4 95ers: Time runners (2013)
Average 4.4 Star wreck (1992)
Average 4.4 Ultraviolet (2006)

Poor 8.0 Big fish (2003)
Poor 8.0 Sin city (2005)
Poor 7.9 Microcosmos (1996)
Poor 7.9 The Bourne identity (2002)
Poor 7.8 Waking life (2001)
Poor 7.6 Superbad (2007)
Poor 7.6 Traffic (2000)
Poor 7.5 2046 (2004)
Poor 7.5 Recount (2008)
Poor 7.5 The duellists (1977)
Poor 7.4 Ghost world (2001)
Poor 7.3 Before the devil knows you're dead (2007)
Poor 7.3 Blue Jasmine (2013)
Poor 7.3 Me and you and everyone we know (2005)
Poor 7.2 Shrek 2 (2004)
Poor 7.2 Titus (1999)
Poor 7.2 Trees Lounge (1996)
Poor 7.1 A scanner darkly (2006)
Poor 7.1 Legend of the Boneknapper dragon (2010)
Poor 7.1 Marley and me (2008)
A surprisingly bland film with relatively dull characters and very little actual humour, despite supposedly being a comedy.  The dog hardly develops at all and fails to impress as a character.
Poor 7.1 There's something about Mary (1998)
Poor 7.1 Wendy and Lucy (2008)
Poor 7.0 How to get ahead in advertising (1989)
Poor 7.0 Tropic thunder (2008)
A poor execution of an otherwise promising concept.  The special effects are impressive but the comedy fails badly. The film suffers from immature humour and a tasteless script that really doesn't impress.
Poor 7.0 Underworld (2003)
Poor 6.9 Intermission (2003)
Poor 6.9 Syriana (2005)
Poor 6.8 THX 1138 (1971)
Poor 6.7 Cronos (1993)
Poor 6.7 The chronicles of Riddick (2004)
Poor 6.6 The mechanic (2011)
Poor 6.6 This is where I leave you (2014)
Poor 6.5 Self/less (2015)
Poor 6.4 Screamers (1995)
Poor 6.3 Astro boy (2009)
A weak story and unexciting characters in a world with too many flaws to ignore.  The human caricatures are too extreme and somewhat uncanny.  The plot glosses over the massive loss of life and sensationalises the violence.  Not boring but not very exciting either.
Poor 6.3 Robots (2005)
Poor 6.3 Transcendence (2014)
Poor 6.2 Once upon a time in the Midlands (2002)
Poor 6.2 The face of love (2013)
Poor 6.1 In secret (2013)
Poor 6.1 Mercury rising (1998)
Poor 6.1 Scenes of a sexual nature (2006)
Poor 6.1 Snow White and the huntsman (2012)
Spectacular special effects fail to make up for poor casting and lackluster performances.  A overly serious take with too little humour and some glaring continuity errors.
Poor 6.1 Up there (2012)
Supposedly a comedy but quite monotonous and lacking any solid humour.  Some good moments yet disappointing overall.
Poor 5.9 Fortress (1992)
Poor 5.9 The grudge (2004)
Poor 5.7 Admission (2013)
Poor 5.7 Knight rider (2008)
Poor 5.5 Employee of the month (2006)
Poor 5.4 Man of the house (2005)
Poor 4.9 Channelling (2013)
Poor 4.7 New moon, the twilight saga (2009)
Poor 4.4 Hollow man II (2006)

Terrible 7.8 Lost in translation (2003)
Terrible 7.0 Inland empire (2006)
Terrible 6.5 Dark star (1974)
Terrible 6.4 Book of dragons (2011)
Terrible 4.9 When time expires (1997)
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Excellent 6.2 Burke and Hare (2010)
Surprisingly good, with an informative storyline and plenty of strong humour.
Average 6.6 Magic in the moonlight (2014)
Entertaining yet with a fairly slow pace and lacking any real magic.
Excellent 6.7 The long kiss goodnight (1996)
Very much dated with unnecessary sexism, although still extremely well put together for a classic action film.
Good 5.3 Ghostbusters (2016)
Funny and well put together although notably lesser than the original.  Lacks some of the details and misses opportunities to be better.
Good 6.9 Vanilla sky (2001)
A good film in isolation - yet a poor imitation of the original, 'Open your eyes' (1997), when both are watched together.
Average 6.7 Creation (2009)
Overall a surprisingly weak film which spends most of the story portraying Darwin as a sick, timid man and only barely beginning to redeem itself in the last few scenes.  The disjointed flashbacks are jarring, although touching at times.  The film focuses too much on one part of Darwin's life and neglects how he came to his ideas.  It also entirely omits the impact of his work, which isn't even covered by the text appearing at the end.
Average 6.4 The losers (2010)
Lots of action but a so-so story and ultimately unsatisfying with a weak ending.
Average 6.4 My old lady (2014)
Based on a play - which makes it seem a bit drawn out, yet it's emotionally deep and interesting throughout.  A good introspection on the effect parents have on children, although with a somewhat simplistic story.
Good 7.2 Wild Bill (2011)
A quirky and original look at lives affected by drugs and the world they live in.  Good characters and worth watching - funny throughout with some violence towards the end.
Poor 6.3 Astro boy (2009)
A weak story and unexciting characters in a world with too many flaws to ignore.  The human caricatures are too extreme and somewhat uncanny.  The plot glosses over the massive loss of life and sensationalises the violence.  Not boring but not very exciting either.
Excellent 6.3 Infinity chamber (2016)
Don't be put off by a story has been done before - someone trying to escape form a room and not knowing what's real and what's not.  This film has good acting/characters and also keeps you interested to the end.
Good 7.8 The past (2013)
A good and engaging story overall but somewhat unsatisfying at the end.  The characters are complex yet not always believable.
Excellent 6.6 Carrie Pilby (2016)
An engaging main character trying to find her way, her unusual nature and intelligence often causing friction with those around her.
Excellent 7.2 X+Y (2014)
A powerful look at what it's like to be different, yet find that you're nothing special when surrounded by others who are somewhat like you.  The story keeps you hooked and the characters have a genuine depth.
Good 7.1 Brave (2012)
Has a very strong beginning with lots of hilarious comedy, almost inevitably becoming less entertaining once the serious story line takes off.  Accepting that the story is aimed at younger viewers, still worth a look by an older audience.
Excellent 7.2 The dead zone (1983)
One of Christopher Walken's best films (ignoring the bad hair).  Only graphic in one or two places, with a great story that grips you to the end.
Excellent 7.8 Ready player one (2018)
This feels like the first true 'meta film' - packed with so many pop culture references (and thus other films) that everyone will take something different away from it.  Almost overwhelming at times, it's visually impressive and full of action and drama.  Convincing enough that you start to believe that you're living in 2045.
Excellent 7.1 The man from the future (2011)
Hi-larious from the beginning, a quirky Brazilian film that has plenty of nods to other time travel films with great acting and an entertaining storyline.
Good 4.6 Paradox (2016)
So long as you start this film expecting it to be a somewhat comical time travel story, you won't go far wrong.  Don't make the mistake of trying to take it too seriously, especially since some of the acting is terribly wooden and the special effects (particularly at the end) aren't great. But it's original and entertaining as well as having plenty of complexity for the discerning time travel fan.
Good 7.5 Perfume: the story of a murderer (2006)
Dark, very dark.  Not for the average viewer and with some weak points in the plot, the story manages to be both unusual and interesting.
Good 7.1 A late quartet (2012)
Engaging characters and a good story.  Before the quartet play at the end of the film, we learn about their dynamic and see where their emotional input comes from.  Let down slightly by the casting of well-known actors who do not portray the playing of instruments in a particularly realistic manner.
Good 7.2 Forgetting Sarah Marshall (2008)
The first half of this slightly quirky romantic comedy is fairly average (and decidedly American), whereas the second half is a genuine improvement.
Excellent 5.5 Synchronicity (2015)
Time travel at its best.  The characters are compelling and the sequence of events keeps you hooked until the end.
Good 6.3 OtherLife (2017)
Two company partners have a product that allows them to design experiences and give them to people via a drop of liquid in the eye.  Both have their own hidden agendas and the story is as hugely entertaining as it is complex, keeping you guessing - what is real and what isn't?
Average 7.3 The best exotic marigold hotel (2011)
Moderately entertaining - about the relationships between people but with lackluster characters and no real story.
Excellent 7.4 Game night (2018)
Brilliant comedy with an intelligent and layered story. Great characters and a lovely use of parody throughout, with some unforgettable scenes.
Poor 7.0 Tropic thunder (2008)
A poor execution of an otherwise promising concept.  The special effects are impressive but the comedy fails badly. The film suffers from immature humour and a tasteless script that really doesn't impress.
Excellent 6.6 My brother the devil (2012)
Great characters and a realistic and gritty story.
Excellent 6.6 The interview (2014)
A totally unrealistic story of an attempted assassination. Manages to stay funny throughout and highly entertaining.
Excellent 7.9 Amour (2012)
Poignant and intelligent.  The terrifying and gradual decline of a stroke victim is told in an incredibly realistic manner, along with the impact on her partner who is both caring and carer.
Good 7.7 End of watch (2012)
Likeable characters and an engaging plot, let down a little by somewhat unrealistic gangsters.  Very dark and violent at times, balanced a little by some good humour.
Excellent 6.5 When we first met (2018)
Great characters and very good writing, a time-loop romantic comedy with plenty of twists and endless humour.
Excellent 8.6 Interstellar (2014)
The casting is let down by the indecipherable drawl that permeates all of the early scenes, only partly helped by subtitles.  After that, the visuals and story are strong - with a few twists, a couple of teary parts and a good ending.
Good 7.6 Leviathan (2014)
A depressing tale that is well told.  The characters are interesting and the plot holds together, giving a picture of life in Russia that is downtrodden by those who are both corrupt and in power.
Good 7.1 Bottle rocket (1996)
A story of childlike innocence amongst grown men who happen to be thieves.  Enjoyable and entertaining throughout and typical of the 1990s.
Good 7.2 Anomalisa (2015)
Unusual and original, although an ultimately unhappy exploration of a man's (or rather, puppet's) life with depression and his attempts to deal with seemingly bland people.  It helps to know that the cast consists of only 3 actors, with the third listed as 'everyone else'.
Excellent 6.7 The ninth gate (1999)
A brilliant classic tale of one man's almost unwitting descent thanks to the devil.  Beautiful locations and wonderful characters.
Good 6.3 First snow (2006)
An intriguing premise that keeps your interest throughout, yet the store doesn't have any real surprises.
Excellent 6.9 Triangle (2009)
A fascinating time loop story exploring the theme of predetermination.  Very graphic violence with disturbing images at times.
Good 6.5 The awakening (2011)
A pretty good ghost story set in 1921, centred around a woman who aims to disprove paranormal activity at a boarding school.
Good 8.1 What ever happened to baby Jane? (1962)
A dark look at what can happen when a disabled person is at the mercy of an unhinged individual, in this case her sister.  The two started as actresses at a young age, with one successful and the other remaining child-like and unable to make sound decisions.
Average 7.4 Shaun the sheep movie (2015)
Not amazing but clever and witty fun for a quiet day.
Excellent 7.7 The Muppet Christmas carol (1992)
A wonderful adaptation of the classic tale, with Gonzo playing the part of Dickens as the narrator.  Humans and Muppets play alongside one another and tell the story of Scrooge in a novel and very entertaining way.
Average 6.2 The Christmas bunny (2010)
A touching Christmas film about a young girl and her efforts to care for her pet, as well as the friendship she develops with a loner who can help her when it gets sick.
Good 6.4 Before I fall (2017)
Engaging characters and humour, mixed together with an intriguing story about a girl who takes her time to work out how to handle a repeating day.
Excellent 8.0 The Martian (2015)
Wonderfully written with good acting.  A believable look at what could plausibly be a future mission to Mars (although the storm isn't realistic as depicted in the film).
Average 7.4 Café de Flore (2011)
A silly film that never quite makes up for its weak premise, which isn't explained until the end.  The characters are moderately interesting but the story is quite poor.
Average 7.2 Lunatique (2016)
Visually very good - but this short ends too quickly to be satisfying.
Good 6.8 Penelope (2006)
An enjoyable fairy tale with good characters.
Good 8.5 Blade runner 2049 (2017)
This sequel sets a good mood despite its extended length. The visuals are also good and although the plot isn't that special it's entertaining enough to be worth watching.
Poor 7.1 Marley and me (2008)
A surprisingly bland film with relatively dull characters and very little actual humour, despite supposedly being a comedy.  The dog hardly develops at all and fails to impress as a character.
Excellent 6.4 John dies at the end (2012)
Deliberately surreal and unusual, with some humour throughout.
Poor 6.1 Up there (2012)
Supposedly a comedy but quite monotonous and lacking any solid humour.  Some good moments yet disappointing overall.
Good 7.3 The leap (2015)
Very good visually and fairly engaging for a short.
Average 6.3 From the future with love (2013)
Amusing at first but this short lacks a story.
Average 5.8 Star trek: Horizon (2016)
First of all, this is a fan film - so expectations should be low.  Indeed, the special effects are as good as you might hope for 2016 - yet are let down by a fuzzy blending of the actors with the set background.  The ship belongs to the 'Enterprise' prequel era (i.e. before Kirk and Spock) and so the story relates to the temporal cold war of that series. It's actually a pretty engaging script and decent plot.  The acting is typically wooden and clearly at an amateur level but I see this as charming rather than a major issue.
Average 7.6 True grit (2010)
Good from the start, although it has a lackluster ending. Enjoyable characters and not bad for a Western.
Excellent 6.5 Stand up guys (2012)
A pair of retired criminals have one last night of fun before one is due to kill the other, on the orders of a mob boss.  Stand up performances by both Al Pacino, Christopher Walken - characters you really enjoy watching and hilarious to watch throughout.
Excellent 7.4 In the house (2012)
An original story about the lives of a boring couple as told in an entertaining way by a student - encouraged by his teacher.  The teacher remains detached, in a somewhat unbelievable manner, yet as the viewer you end up drawn into the story within the story.
Excellent 7.1 Frequently asked questions about time travel (2009)
I enjoyed this film even more the second time than on the first viewing.  The characters and writing are wonderful and the plot is anything but predictable.
Excellent 7.1 The frighteners (1996)
Silly yet enjoyable with great characters.  A cult classic that I'd never heard of.
Excellent 6.3 The American (2010)
An unusually slow pace for a modern film, interspersed with tense moments - making a refreshing change from typical action films.  George Clooney is well cast in the main role as a brooding yet deeply disturbed man, suspicious of everything and everyone around him.
Good 7.1 The gift (2015)
An entertaining thriller with a decent ending, but far too predictable.
Good 6.5 Premium rush (2012)
Keeps you interested all the way and well filmed.  The characters are fairly interesting and there's lots of humour (although some is a bit dark).
Excellent 7.8 The lunchbox (2013)
Brilliantly written and acted with a compelling pace throughout.  The voice of 'auntie' is especially funny.
Excellent 6.5 Europa report (2013)
Apart from the flawed idea that a slowly spinning spaceship would have normal gravity, and a few other issues, the film comes across as something that could really happen.  It gets across the difficulties of being so far from home and trying to survive and do science at the same time.  The acting is very good and the characters work well, apart from the lack of a commander.
Good 7.1 Real steel (2011)
Surprisingly compelling fight sequences between believable robot boxers, let down by the slow-moving father/son subplot (despite the good casting).  The mix of animatronics with CGI based on motion capture (as done for Avatar) works extremely well.  The final fight makes for a surprisingly good ending, even if slightly unrealistic.  It's tempting to wonder if robot boxing will become a reality.
Good 6.9 Exam (2009)
Interesting and entertaining but could have been better.
Good 6.6 Shooting fish (1997)
Unrealistic but charming and quirky comedy.
Good 7.0 Knocked up (2007)
A solid story and enjoyable to watch, although not very strong on the comedy side.
Average 6.9 My beautiful laundrette (1985)
A fascinating look at multicultural London in the 1980s, let down by somewhat average performances.
Average 7.4 Sweeney Todd (2007)
Quite gory musical, with blood that is clearly fake and apparently disappears by itself.
Good 7.2 Carol (2015)
Well written and engaging with strong characters.  Some gripping moments and a fascinating story.
Poor 6.1 Snow White and the huntsman (2012)
Spectacular special effects fail to make up for poor casting and lackluster performances.  A overly serious take with too little humour and some glaring continuity errors.
Good 7.0 Rent (2005)
A good storyline and quite entertaining despite being quite long.  Good singers although the music isn't very catchy.
Good 7.8 The big short (2015)
Good writing - a documentary of sorts about the true events of the US subprime mortgage crisis and those who saw it coming.  A mix of humour and shock.
Good 6.8 Grow your own (2007)
Heartwarming and funny with a good pace throughout and well-written characters.  Not especially complex but worth seeing.
Average 6.6 Blindness (2008)
Unnecessarily dark film, with a main character who fails to make the blindingly obvious choices until it's too late.
Average 6.0 Doomsday (2008)
Action film with excessive gore and a pointless plot (1980s style).
Good 8.1 Hachi: a dog's tale (2009)
Excellent 7.6 Midnight run (1988)
Good 7.4 Irréversible (2002)
Good 7.3 Snowden (2016)
Average 6.6 Kissing Jessica Stein (2001)
Average 8.0 Short term 12 (2013)
Average 7.2 Much ado about nothing (2012)
Excellent 7.2 Lava (2014)
Good 7.6 Disconnect (2012)
Average 7.5 Riley's first date? (2015)
Good 8.2 Inside out (2015)
Average 7.2 Pitch perfect (2012)
Good 6.2 The two faces of January (2014)
Good 7.4 The way way back (2013)
Good 7.4 Voices of a distant star (2003)
Average 6.8 50 first dates (2004)
Good 7.0 The fox and the child (2007)
Average 6.9 Stripes (1981)
Excellent 7.9 Nightcrawler (2014)
Average 7.2 Career girls (1997)
Good 7.7 The birds (1963)
Excellent 7.6 What we do in the shadows (2014)
Excellent 7.3 T2 trainspotting (2017)
Good 8.2 Trainspotting (1996)
Average 7.2 The mist (2007)
Good 8.0 The imitation game (2014)
Excellent 7.6 Collateral (2004)
Average 6.5 Leaves of grass (2009)
Average 7.5 84 Charing Cross Road (1987)
Average 6.6 The big kahuna (1999)
Excellent 6.4 ARQ (2016)
Average 7.0 The mouse that roared (1959)
Good 7.9 Arrival (2016)
Excellent 7.9 In Bruges (2008)
Good 6.7 Miss Peregrine's home for peculiars (2016)
Excellent 7.9 Life of Pi (2012)
Good 8.1 Nausicaä of the valley of the wind (1984)
Excellent 7.2 Adam (2009)
Good 7.0 Time bandits (1981)
Average 6.7 Rare exports: a Christmas tale (2010)
Excellent 6.9 Elizabeth: the golden age (2007)
Good 7.7 Midnight in Paris (2011)
Good 7.8 Crash (2004)
Average 6.1 Lockout (2012)
Excellent 7.6 Tucker and Dale vs evil (2010)
Average 7.5 Life is sweet (1990)
Average 7.1 Anastasia (1997)
Average 6.3 This means war (2012)
Excellent 6.7 Albert Nobbs (2011)
Good 7.7 Macbeth (2010)
Average 6.8 State and Main (2000)
Average 7.2 Shame (2011)
Good 7.0 A pigeon sat on a branch reflecting (2014)
Average 6.4 Colombiana (2011)
Excellent 8.6 Untouchable (2011)
Average 6.9 Alpha dog (2006)
Excellent 7.5 Sarah's key (2010)
Poor 6.6 The mechanic (2011)
Good 7.8 Silver linings playbook (2012)
Good 6.8 Keeping mum (2005)
Poor 7.6 Superbad (2007)
Average 7.5 Garden state (2004)
Good 7.1 Chronicle (2012)
Excellent 7.3 The guard (2011)
Good 7.1 Enough said (2013)
Average 6.9 Water for elephants (2011)
Good 7.3 The science of sleep (2006)
Average 6.2 Trainwreck (2015)
Poor 6.5 Self/less (2015)
Average 7.8 American gangster (2007)
Excellent 6.4 Albatross (2011)
Average 5.5 They came together (2014)
Good 7.2 Orlando (1992)
Average 7.1 Garage sale mystery (2014)
Average 8.2 V for vendetta (2005)
Average 7.1 Garage sale mystery (2013)
Average 7.5 [Rec] (2007)
Average 6.3 Repo men (2010)
Excellent 7.5 Ghost dog: the way of the Samurai (1999)
Excellent 6.9 Adventures in babysitting (1987)
Excellent 7.7 The hangover (2009)
Average 8.2 The red balloon (1956)
Average 6.2 Best laid plans (1999)
Excellent 6.5 Tomorrowland: a world beyond (2015)
Good 7.3 The descendants (2011)
Excellent 7.2 Ring of bright water (1969)
Good 6.8 Elegy (2008)
Average 7.6 Kung fu panda (2008)
Good 6.6 16 blocks (2006)
Good 7.5 Predestination (2014)
Average 6.5 Extraction (2012)
Excellent 7.1 Robot and Frank (2012)
Excellent 7.7 Kingsman: the secret service (2014)
Poor 6.3 Transcendence (2014)
Good 6.9 Sunshine cleaning (2008)
Excellent 7.9 Mr Nobody (2009)
Good 7.0 Oblivion (2013)
Excellent 6.8 Female agents (2008)
Average 6.7 Puss in boots (2011)
Average 5.7 Planes (2013)
Good 7.8 Big hero 6 (2014)
Average 7.0 Waitress (2007)
Average 7.6 The raid: redemption (2011)
Excellent 7.7 The theory of everything (2014)
Poor 7.5 The duellists (1977)
Good 7.8 The longest day (1962)
Excellent 7.3 Star trek IV: the voyage home (1986)
Good 6.4 Lucy (2014)
Excellent 7.2 Marnie (1964)
Good 7.4 Murder by death (1976)
Average 6.5 Safe (2012)
Average 7.7 Birdman (2014)
Average 6.7 Seraphim Falls (2006)
Average 6.6 Run fatboy run (2007)
Excellent 6.4 Project almanac (2015)
Good 7.0 Snowpiercer (2013)
Average 6.0 The tourist (2010)
Good 7.0 One day (2011)
Poor 6.6 This is where I leave you (2014)
Good 6.1 The zero theorem (2013)
Good 6.4 Ghost graduation (2012)
Excellent 6.9 Enemy (2013)
Good 7.2 The hunger games (2012)
Good 8.1 Gone girl (2014)
Excellent 7.4 Up in the air (2009)
Average 6.3 Rewind (2013)
Average 7.8 Confessions (2010)
Good 6.5 The giver (2014)
Good 6.8 Hanna (2011)
Good 6.7 Butterfly on a wheel (2007)
Good 6.4 Monsters (2010)
Good 7.0 Ever after: a Cinderella story (1998)
Good 7.5 Freedom writers (2007)
Good 7.7 300 (2006)
Poor 4.9 Channelling (2013)
Average 7.1 Let me in (2010)
Average 7.8 The curious case of Benjamin Button (2008)
Good 6.4 The invention of lying (2009)
Average 7.8 Drive (2011)
Good 7.2 Bridge to Terabithia (2007)
Good 8.0 Kung fury (2015)
Poor 7.3 Before the devil knows you're dead (2007)
Average 6.8 21 (2008)
Good 6.9 The holiday (2006)
Average 6.1 I am number four (2011)
Average 7.8 Deception (2013)
Poor 8.0 Big fish (2003)
Average 6.6 Quantum of solace (2008)
Excellent 8.1 The grand Budapest hotel (2014)
Good 8.0 Casino Royale (2006)
Good 7.5 A town called Panic (2009)
Good 6.4 Compliance (2012)
Average 7.7 Adaptation (2002)
Excellent 6.3 Knight and day (2010)
Good 5.8 Biggles (1986)
Good 7.7 Sabrina (1954)
Average 7.8 Glengarry Glen Ross (1992)
Excellent 8.1 The help (2011)
Average 6.9 The book of Eli (2010)
Average 8.3 Double indemnity (1944)
Good 6.4 Click (2006)
Average 4.4 95ers: Time runners (2013)
Average 8.0 Black swan (2010)
Average 7.1 It's kind of a funny story (2010)
Good 6.7 Wanted (2008)
Good 6.6 TiMER (2009)
Excellent 7.2 Definitely, maybe (2008)
Good 7.6 13 assassins (2010)
Good 6.4 17 again (2009)
Good 7.1 Easy A (2010)
Average 7.6 The wave (2008)
Good 6.8 Heartbreaker (2010)
Excellent 6.5 Time lapse (2014)
Good 6.3 The Onion movie (2008)
Excellent 7.3 Matchstick men (2003)
Good 7.3 Monsters university (2013)
Average 7.5 The Gruffalo (2009)
Average 7.1 The Gruffalo's child (2011)
Good 7.7 Paprika (2006)
Average 7.8 The girl with the dragon tattoo (2009)
Average 7.9 Naked (1993)
Terrible 6.5 Dark star (1974)
Poor 6.2 The face of love (2013)
Excellent 6.8 Unstoppable (2010)
Excellent 7.6 The reader (2008)
Average 7.8 How to train your dragon 2 (2014)
Average 7.7 Zombieland (2009)
Average 7.1 Tinker tailor soldier spy (2011)
Average 7.0 Maleficent (2014)
Good 6.9 Girl with a pearl earring (2003)
Good 6.8 The escapist (2008)
Excellent 7.5 Cloud atlas (2012)
Good 6.8 The incredible Hulk (2008)
Excellent 7.9 Let the right one in (2008)
Good 6.4 Black death (2010)
Average 6.8 Mr Peabody and Sherman (2014)
Excellent 6.8 The A-team (2010)
Excellent 6.6 Hitch (2005)
Good 7.1 State of play (2009)
Poor 6.1 In secret (2013)
Average 6.8 Proof (2005)
Good 7.1 Locke (2013)
Good 7.3 Tsotsi (2005)
Excellent 7.7 Road to perdition (2002)
Excellent 7.6 Inside man (2006)
Excellent 7.2 Ruby Sparks (2012)
Good 8.0 Her (2013)
Good 6.7 Upstream colour (2013)
Average 5.6 The box (2009)
Excellent 6.8 Tristan and Isolde (2006)
Good 6.8 The thieves (2012)
Excellent 7.5 Frozen (2013)
Good 6.4 The rocketeer (1991)
Excellent 7.6 Kick-ass (2010)
Excellent 7.0 Taxi (1998)
Average 8.2 The wolf of Wall Street (2013)
Excellent 7.9 Edge of tomorrow (2014)
Excellent 6.4 The dictator (2012)
Good 7.0 Paul (2011)
Excellent 6.9 Oliver Twist (2005)
Excellent 7.9 Letters from Iwo Jima (2006)
Excellent 7.2 I am legend (2007)
Excellent 7.2 Never let me go (2010)
Average 7.6 The hurt locker (2008)
Good 8.1 Departures (2008)
Good 6.8 Big nothing (2006)
Average 6.2 The future (2011)
Average 7.0 A serious man (2009)
Good 6.5 City of Ember (2008)
Excellent 7.8 The Lego movie (2014)
Poor 7.3 Blue Jasmine (2013)
Good 6.7 The other Boleyn girl (2008)
Excellent 6.8 The lake house (2006)
Average 6.7 In a world (2013)
Average 8.1 Prisoners (2013)
Average 8.1 Festen (1998)
Excellent 7.1 9 (2009)
Excellent 5.1 Cats and dogs (2001)
Average 6.6 The heat (2013)
Average 6.5 Hoodwinked! (2005)
Good 6.5 Alice in Wonderland (2010)
Average 8.2 The third man (1949)
Excellent 7.6 Kiss kiss bang bang (2005)
Excellent 7.8 Open your eyes (1997)
Good 7.8 Tangled (2010)
Average 6.3 Surrogates (2009)
Good 7.4 The next three days (2010)
Average 7.6 Volver (2006)
Poor 5.7 Admission (2013)
Average 5.6 Poseidon (2006)
Average 7.3 Michael Clayton (2007)
Good 7.8 Gravity (2013)
Excellent 7.0 Unleashed (2005)
Excellent 8.0 The king's speech (2010)
Good 7.2 Micmacs (2009)
Average 6.9 Tinker Bell (2008)
Average 7.6 House of sand and fog (2003)
Excellent 7.8 About time (2013)
Good 6.6 Friends with benefits (2011)
Good 7.8 The girl with the dragon tattoo (2011)
Average 6.7 The lovely bones (2009)
Excellent 7.1 Dredd (2012)