Empire 4 star reviews

Films given a 4 star review in Empire magazine
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1.
Eccentricities of a Blonde-haired Girl (2009)
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A young man falls helplessly in love with a mysterious blonde woman who turns his life upside down. (64 mins.)
“ Issue 255 - September 2010
Reviewed by David Parkinson ” - TristanMitchell
 
2.
Black Dynamite (2009)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
Black Dynamite is the greatest African-American action star of the 1970s. When his only brother is killed by The Man it's up to him to find justice. (84 mins.)
Director: Scott Sanders
“ Issue 255 - September 2010
Reviewed by Damon Wise ” - TristanMitchell
 
3.
The Illusionist (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
A French illusionist finds himself out of work and travels to Scotland, where he meets a young woman. Their ensuing adventure changes both their lives forever. (80 mins.)
Director: Sylvain Chomet
“ Issue 255 - September 2010
Reviewed by Helen O'Hara ” - TristanMitchell
 
4.
Mother (2009)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
A mother desperately searches for the killer who framed her son for a girl's horrific murder. (128 mins.)
Director: Joon Ho Bong
“ Issue 255 - September 2010
Reviewed by Kim Newman ” - TristanMitchell
 
5.
The Maid (2009)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
A drama centered on a maid trying to hold on to her position after having served a family for 23 years. (95 mins.)
“ Issue 255 - September 2010
Reviewed by David Parkinson ” - TristanMitchell
 
6.
Certified Copy (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
In Tuscany to promote his latest book, a middle-aged British writer meets a French woman who leads him to the village of Lucignano. While there, a chance question reveals something deeper. (106 mins.)
“ Issue 255 - September 2010
Reviewed by David Parkinson ” - TristanMitchell
 
7.
Cherry Tree Lane (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.0/10 X  
A couple is terrorized by a gang who is hunting their son. (77 mins.)
“ Issue 255 - September 2010
Reviewed by Damon Wise ” - TristanMitchell
 
8.
The Last Exorcism (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  
A troubled evangelical minister agrees to let his last exorcism be filmed by a documentary crew. (87 mins.)
Director: Daniel Stamm
“ Issue 256 - October 2010
Reviewed by Kim Newman ” - TristanMitchell
 
9.
Alamar (2009 Documentary)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
Before their inevitable farewell, Jorge, a young man of Mayan roots, and Natan, his half-Italian son, spend time together living off the Banco Chinchorro coral reef. (73 mins.)
“ Issue 256 - October 2010
Reviewed by David Parkinson ” - TristanMitchell
 
10.
Cyrus (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
John and Molly, a divorced middle aged man and a single mother meet at a friends party and start up a small relationship, all John has to do now is meet Molly's son... Cyrus (91 mins.)
“ Issue 256 - October 2010
Reviewed by David Hughes ” - TristanMitchell
 
11.
Tamara Drewe (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
A young newspaper writer returns to her hometown in the English countryside, where her childhood home is being prepped for sale. (107 mins.)
Director: Stephen Frears
“ Issue 256 - October 2010
Reviewed by Angie Errigo ” - TristanMitchell
 
12.
F (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.7/10 X  
A group of teachers must defend themselves from a gang of murderous kids when their school comes under siege after hours. (79 mins.)
“ Issue 256 - October 2010
Reviewed by Kim Newman ” - TristanMitchell
 
13.
The Hole (2009)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  
A pair of brothers stumble upon a mysterious hole in their basement that leads to the darkest corridors of their fears and nightmares. (92 mins.)
Director: Joe Dante
“ Issue 256 - October 2010
Reviewed by Ian Freer ” - TristanMitchell
 
14.
The Town (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
As he plans his next job, a longtime thief tries to balance his feelings for a bank manager connected to one of his earlier heists, as well as the FBI agent looking to bring him and his crew down. (125 mins.)
Director: Ben Affleck
“ Issue 256 - October 2010
Reviewed by Ian Freer ” - TristanMitchell
 
15.
Buried (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
Paul is a U.S. truck driver working in Iraq. After an attack by a group of Iraqis he wakes to find he is buried alive inside a coffin. With only a lighter and a cell phone it's a race against time to escape this claustrophobic death trap. (95 mins.)
Director: Rodrigo Cortés
“ Issue 256 - October 2010
Reviewed by Nick de Semlyen ” - TristanMitchell
 
16.
Police, Adjective (2009)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
A police officer refuses to arrest a young man for offering drugs to his friends. (115 mins.)
“ Issue 256 - October 2010
Reviewed by David Parkinson ” - TristanMitchell
 
17.
Restrepo (2010 Documentary)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
A year with one platoon in the deadliest valley in Afghanistan. (93 mins.)
“ Issue 257 - November 2010
Reviewed by Mark Dinning ” - TristanMitchell
 
18.
A Town Called Panic (2009)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
Animated plastic toys like Cowboy, Indian and Horse have problems, too. Cowboy and Indian's plan to... (75 mins.)
“ Issue 257 - November 2010
Reviewed by Simon Crook ” - TristanMitchell
 
19.
The Social Network (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
Harvard student Mark Zuckerberg creates the social networking site that would become known as Facebook, but is later sued by two brothers who claimed he stole their idea, and the co-founder who was later squeezed out of the business. (120 mins.)
Director: David Fincher
“ Issue 257 - November 2010
Reviewed by Damon Wise ” - TristanMitchell
 
20.
The Arbor (2010 Documentary)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
Portrayal of the late Bradford playwright Andrea Dunbar. (94 mins.)
Director: Clio Barnard
“ Issue 257 - November 2010
Reviewed by Anna Smith ” - TristanMitchell
 
21.
Carlos (2010 Mini-Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
The story of Venezuelan revolutionary Ilich Ramírez Sánchez, who founded a worldwide terrorist organization and raided the 1975 OPEC meeting. (334 mins.)
“ Issue 257 - November 2010
Reviewed by Sam Toy ” - TristanMitchell
 
22.
Easy A (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
A clean-cut high school student relies on the school's rumor mill to advance her social and financial standing. (92 mins.)
Director: Will Gluck
“ Issue 257 - November 2010
Reviewed by Chris Hewitt ” - TristanMitchell
 
23.
Mary and Max (2009)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
A tale of friendship between two unlikely pen pals: Mary, a lonely, eight-year-old girl living in the suburbs of Melbourne, and Max, a forty-four-year old, severely obese man living in New York. (92 mins.)
Director: Adam Elliot
“ Issue 257 - November 2010
Reviewed by David Parkinson ” - TristanMitchell
 
24.
The Kids Are All Right (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
Two children conceived by artificial insemination bring their biological father into their non-traditional family life. (106 mins.)
Director: Lisa Cholodenko
“ Issue 257 - November 2010
Reviewed by Anna Smith ” - TristanMitchell
 
25.
Out of the Ashes (2010 Documentary)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
Against a backdrop of war and poverty, Out of the Ashes, traces the extraordinary journey of a team of young... (86 mins.)
“ Issue 257 - November 2010
Reviewed by David Parkinson ” - TristanMitchell
 
26.
Let Me In (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
A bullied young boy befriends a young female vampire who lives in secrecy with her guardian. (116 mins.)
Director: Matt Reeves
“ Issue 257 - November 2010
Reviewed by Dan Jolin ” - TristanMitchell
 
27.
We Are What We Are (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  
When the patriarch of the family passes away, the teenage children must take responsibility for the family chores: the preparation of the rituals... (90 mins.)
“ Issue 258 - December 2010
Reviewed by Adam Smith ” - TristanMitchell
 
28.
Chico & Rita (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
Chico is a young piano player with big dreams. Rita is a beautiful singer with an extraordinary voice. Music and romantic desire unites them, but their journey - in the tradition of the Latin ballad, the bolero - brings heartache and torment. (94 mins.)
“ Issue 258 - December 2010
Reviewed by Helen O'Hara ” - TristanMitchell
 
29.
The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest (2009)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
Lisbeth is recovering in a hospital and awaiting trial for three murders when she is released. Mikael must prove her innocence, but Lisbeth must be willing to share the details of her sordid experiences with the court. (147 mins.)
“ Issue 258 - December 2010
Reviewed by Kim Newman ” - TristanMitchell
 
30.
Easier with Practice (2009)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
In an effort to promote his unpublished novel, Davy Mitchell sets out on a road trip with his younger brother... (100 mins.)
“ Issue 258 - December 2010
Reviewed by Paul Webster ” - TristanMitchell
 
31.
Of Gods and Men (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
Under threat by fundamentalist terrorists, a group of Trappist monks stationed with an impoverished Algerian community must decide whether to leave or stay. (122 mins.)
Director: Xavier Beauvois
“ Issue 258 - December 2010
Reviewed by Angie Errigo ” - TristanMitchell
 
32.
Rare Exports: A Christmas Tale (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
In the depths of the Korvatunturi mountains, 486 metres deep, lies the closest ever guarded secret of Christmas. The time has come to dig it up! This Christmas everyone will believe in Santa Claus. (84 mins.)
“ Issue 258 - December 2010
Reviewed by Kim Newman ” - TristanMitchell
 
33.
Unstoppable (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
With an unmanned, half-mile-long freight train barreling toward a city, a veteran engineer and a young conductor race against the clock to prevent a catastrophe. (98 mins.)
Director: Tony Scott
“ Issue 259 - January 2011
Reviewed by Ian Nathan ” - TristanMitchell
 
34.
Enemies of the People (2009 Documentary)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
The Khmer Rouge slaughtered nearly two million people in the late 1970s. Yet the Killing Fields of Cambodia remain unexplained... (93 mins.)
“ Issue 259 - January 2011
Reviewed by Patrick Peters ” - TristanMitchell
 
35.
Somewhere (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
After withdrawing to the Chateau Marmont, a passionless Hollywood actor reexamines his life when his eleven-year-old daughter surprises him with a visit. (97 mins.)
Director: Sofia Coppola
“ Issue 259 - January 2011
Reviewed by Ian Freer ” - TristanMitchell
 
36.
The Thorn in the Heart (2009 Documentary)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
Michel Gondry chronicles the life of Gondry family matriarch, his aunt Suzette Gondry, and her relationship with her son, Jean-Yves. (86 mins.)
Director: Michel Gondry
“ Issue 259 - January 2011
Reviewed by Paul Webster ” - TristanMitchell
 
37.
Boudu Saved from Drowning (1932)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
Boudu, a tramp, jumps into the Seine. He is rescued by Mr Lestingois, a gentle and good bookseller, who gives shelter to him... (85 mins.)
Director: Jean Renoir
“ Issue 259 - January 2011
Reviewed by William Thomas ” - TristanMitchell
 
38.
Catfish (2010 Documentary)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
Young filmmakers document their colleague's budding online friendship with a young woman and her family which leads to an unexpected series of discoveries. (87 mins.)
“ Issue 259 - January 2011
Reviewed by Simon Crook ” - TristanMitchell
 
39.
127 Hours (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
An adventurous mountain climber becomes trapped under a boulder while canyoneering alone near Moab, Utah and resorts to desperate measures in order to survive. (94 mins.)
Director: Danny Boyle
“ Issue 259 - January 2011
Reviewed by Damon Wise ” - TristanMitchell
 
40.
Abel (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
About a peculiar young boy who, as he blurs reality and fantasy, takes over the responsibilities of a family man in his father's absence. (82 mins.)
Director: Diego Luna
“ Issue 260 - February 2011
Reviewed by Anna Smith ” - TristanMitchell
 
41.
Black Swan (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
A committed dancer wins the lead role in a production of Tchaikovsky's "Swan Lake" only to find herself struggling to maintain her sanity. (108 mins.)
“ Issue 260 - February 2011
Reviewed by Dan Jolin ” - TristanMitchell
 
42.
Blue Valentine (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
The relationship of a contemporary married couple, charting their evolution over a span of years by cross-cutting between time periods. (112 mins.)
“ Issue 260 - February 2011
Reviewed by Nev Pierce ” - TristanMitchell
 
43.
Morning Glory (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
An upstart television producer accepts the challenge of reviving a struggling morning show program with warring co-hosts. (107 mins.)
Director: Roger Michell
“ Issue 260 - February 2011
Reviewed by Ian Freer ” - TristanMitchell
 
44.
The Portuguese Nun (2009)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
A young French actress in Lisbon to shoot a movie is intrigued by a nun she sees kneeling in the chapel where she is filming. (127 mins.)
Director: Eugène Green
“ Issue 260 - February 2011
Reviewed by David Parkinson ” - TristanMitchell
 
45.
Barney's Version (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
The picaresque and touching story of the politically incorrect, fully lived life of the impulsive, irascible and fearlessly blunt Barney Panofsky. (134 mins.)
“ Issue 260 - February 2011
Reviewed by Liz Beardsworth ” - TristanMitchell
 
46.
Biutiful (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
This is the story of Uxbal, a man living in this world, but able to see his death, which guides his every move. (148 mins.)
“ Issue 260 - February 2011
Reviewed by Andrew Male ” - TristanMitchell
 
47.
Tangled (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
The magically long-haired Rapunzel has spent her entire life in a tower, but now that a runaway thief has stumbled upon her, she is about to discover the world for the first time, and who she really is. (100 mins.)
“ Issue 260 - February 2011
Reviewed by Helen O'Hara ” - TristanMitchell
 
48.
Rabbit Hole (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
Life for a happy couple is turned upside down after their young son dies in an accident. (91 mins.)
“ Issue 260 - February 2011
Reviewed by Helen O'Hara ” - TristanMitchell
 
49.
Never Let Me Go (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
The lives of three friends, from their early school days into young adulthood. (103 mins.)
Director: Mark Romanek
“ Issue 261 - March 2011
Reviewed by Dan Jolin ” - TristanMitchell
 
50.
Paul (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
Two British comic-book geeks traveling across the U.S. encounter an alien outside Area 51. (104 mins.)
Director: Greg Mottola
“ Issue 261 - March 2011
Reviewed by Chris Hewitt ” - TristanMitchell
 
51.
Confessions (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
A psychological thriller of a grieving mother turned cold-blooded avenger with a twisty master plan to pay back those who were responsible for her daughter's death. (106 mins.)
“ Issue 261 - March 2011
Reviewed by Kim Newman ” - TristanMitchell
 
52.
Inside Job (2010 Documentary)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
Takes a closer look at what brought about the financial meltdown. (105 mins.)
“ Issue 261 - March 2011
Reviewed by Damon Wise ” - TristanMitchell
 
53.
Animal Kingdom (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
A seventeen year-old navigates his survival amongst an explosive criminal family and the detective who thinks he can save him. (113 mins.)
Director: David Michôd
“ Issue 261 - March 2011
Reviewed by Damon Wise ” - TristanMitchell
 
54.
Waste Land (2010 Documentary)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
On the outskirts of Rio de Janiro is Jardim Gramacho, the world's largest landfill, where men and women sift through garbage for a living. Artist Vik Muniz produces portraits of the workers and learns about their lives. (99 mins.)
Stars: Vik Muniz
“ Issue 261 - March 2011
Reviewed by Nev Pierce ” - TristanMitchell
 
55.
The Insatiable Moon (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
When Arthur, self-proclaimed son of God, sets off on a mission to find the Queen of Heaven, his world changes. (101 mins.)
“ Issue 261 - March 2011
Reviewed by Nev Pierce ” - TristanMitchell
 
56.
Patagonia (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
A young Welsh couple travel to Argentina to work on their relationship. (119 mins.)
Director: Marc Evans
“ Issue 261 - March 2011
Reviewed by Nev Pierce ” - TristanMitchell
 
57.
The Adjustment Bureau (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
The affair between a politician and a contemporary dancer is affected by mysterious forces keeping the lovers apart. (106 mins.)
Director: George Nolfi
“ Issue 262 - April 2011
Reviewed by Helen O'Hara ” - TristanMitchell
 
58.
Client 9: The Rise and Fall of Eliot Spitzer (2010 Documentary)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
An in-depth look at the rise and fall of New York Governor Eliot Spitzer, including interviews with the scandalized, former politician. (117 mins.)
Director: Alex Gibney
“ Issue 262 - April 2011
Reviewed by David Parkinson ” - TristanMitchell
 
59.
The Tempest (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  
Shakespeare's epic play is translated from page to screen, with the gender of the main character, Prospero, changed from male to female. (110 mins.)
Director: Julie Taymor
“ Issue 262 - April 2011
Reviewed by David Hughes ” - TristanMitchell
 
60.
Ballast (2008)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
A drama set in the Mississippi delta, where one man's suicide affects three people's lives. (96 mins.)
Director: Lance Hammer
“ Issue 262 - April 2011
Reviewed by David Parkinson ” - TristanMitchell
 
61.
Benda Bilili! (2010 Documentary)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
Summer 2009. Five paraplegics and a young able-bodied teenager light up the stage in front of an entranced audience of 8000 people... (85 mins.)
“ Issue 262 - April 2011
Reviewed by Paul Webster ” - TristanMitchell
 
62.
Route Irish (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
The story of a private security contractor in Iraq who rejected the official explanation of his friend's death and sets out to discover the truth. (109 mins.)
Director: Ken Loach
“ Issue 262 - April 2011
Reviewed by David Hughes ” - TristanMitchell
 
63.
Submarine (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
15-year-old Oliver Tate has two objectives: To lose his virginity before his next birthday, and to extinguish the flame between his mother and an ex-lover who has resurfaced in her life. (97 mins.)
Director: Richard Ayoade
“ Issue 262 - April 2011
Reviewed by Dan Jolin ” - TristanMitchell
 
64.
Cave of Forgotten Dreams (2010 Documentary)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
Werner Herzog gains exclusive access to film inside the Chauvet caves of Southern France and captures the oldest known pictorial creations of humanity. (90 mins.)
Director: Werner Herzog
“ Issue 262 - April 2011
Reviewed by Adam Smith ” - TristanMitchell
 
65.
Limitless (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
With the help of a mysterious pill that enables the user to access 100 percent of his brain abilities, a struggling writer becomes a financial wizard, but it also puts him in a new world with lots of dangers. (105 mins.)
Director: Neil Burger
“ Issue 263 - May 2011
Reviewed by David Hughes ” - TristanMitchell
 
66.
Louise-Michel (2008)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
What to do when the workers of a factory have been laid off overnight? Louise has an original idea: why not pool the compensation money to ... (94 mins.)
“ Issue 263 - May 2011
Reviewed by David Parkinson ” - TristanMitchell
 
67.
Passenger Side (2009)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.0/10 X  
Two brothers spend the day driving around Los Angeles county looking for the meaning of their lives, or cheap street drugs, depending on who you happen to believe. (85 mins.)
“ Issue 263 - May 2011
Reviewed by Nev Pierce ” - TristanMitchell
 
68.
Source Code (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
A soldier wakes up in someone else's body and discovers he's part of an experimental government program to find the bomber of a commuter train. A mission he has only 8 minutes to complete. (93 mins.)
Director: Duncan Jones
“ Issue 263 - May 2011
Reviewed by Kim Newman ” - TristanMitchell
 
69.
Armadillo (2010 Documentary)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
In February of 2009, a group of Danish soldiers accompanied by documentarian Janus Metz arrived at Armadillo... (105 mins.)
“ Issue 263 - May 2011
Reviewed by Phil de Semlyen ” - TristanMitchell
 
70.
Little White Lies (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
A near-fatal accident leaves one friend in the hospital while the rest go on their annual vacation. But their secrets and personal grief threaten to drive them apart. (154 mins.)
Director: Guillaume Canet
“ Issue 263 - May 2011
Reviewed by Anna Smith ” - TristanMitchell
 
71.
Meek's Cutoff (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
Settlers traveling through the Oregon desert in 1845 find themselves stranded in harsh conditions. (104 mins.)
Director: Kelly Reichardt
“ Issue 263 - May 2011
Reviewed by Ian Freer ” - TristanMitchell
 
72.
Winnie the Pooh (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
During an ordinary day in Hundred Acre Wood, Winnie the Pooh sets out to find some honey. Misinterpreting a note from Christopher Robin... (63 mins.)
“ Issue 263 - May 2011
Reviewed by Helen O'Hara ” - TristanMitchell
 
73.
The Extraordinary Adventures of Adèle Blanc-Sec (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
An adventure set in the early part of the 20th century and focused on a popular novelist and her dealings with would-be suitors, the cops, monsters, and other distractions. (107 mins.)
Director: Luc Besson
“ Issue 263 - May 2011
Reviewed by Angie Errigo ” - TristanMitchell
 
74.
How I Ended This Summer (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
A polar station on a desolate island in the Arctic Ocean. Sergei, a seasoned meteorologist, and Pavel... (130 mins.)
“ Issue 263 - May 2011
Reviewed by Patrick Peters ” - TristanMitchell
 
75.
Taxi zum Klo (1980)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
Frank Ripploh is a bit of a rascal: he's a bearded and shaggy-haired teacher, and he's gay with a very active sex life and an interest in making films... (98 mins.)
Director: Frank Ripploh
“ Issue 263 - May 2011
Reviewed by David Parkinson ” - TristanMitchell
 
76.
TT3D: Closer to the Edge (2011 Documentary)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
By vividly recounting the TT's legendary rivalries and the Isle of Man's unique road racing history... (104 mins.)
“ Issue 263 - May 2011
Reviewed by Phil de Semlyen ” - TristanMitchell
 
77.
Cedar Rapids (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
Tim Lippe has no idea what he's in for when he's sent to Cedar Rapids, Iowa to represent his company at an annual insurance convention, where he soon finds himself under the "guidance" of three convention veterans. (87 mins.)
Director: Miguel Arteta
“ Issue 263 - May 2011
Reviewed by Nick de Semlyen ” - TristanMitchell
 
78.
I Saw the Devil (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
A secret agent exacts revenge on a serial killer through a series of captures and releases. (141 mins.)
Director: Kim Jee-woon
“ Issue 263 - May 2011
Reviewed by Paul Webster ” - TristanMitchell
 
79.
Thor (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
The powerful but arrogant god Thor is cast out of Asgard to live amongst humans in Midgard (Earth), where he soon becomes one of their finest defenders. (115 mins.)
Director: Kenneth Branagh
“ Issue 264 - June 2011
Reviewed by Chris Hewitt ” - TristanMitchell
 
80.
Hanna (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
A sixteen-year-old girl who was raised by her father to be the perfect assassin is dispatched on a mission across Europe, tracked by a ruthless intelligence agent and her operatives. (111 mins.)
Director: Joe Wright
“ Issue 264 - June 2011
Reviewed by Ian Nathan ” - TristanMitchell
 
81.
My Dog Tulip (2009)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
The story of a man who rescues a German shepherd and how the two become fast friends. (83 mins.)
“ Issue 264 - June 2011
Reviewed by Kim Newman ” - TristanMitchell
 
82.
Outside the Law (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
A drama about the Algerian struggle for independence from France after WWII. (138 mins.)
“ Issue 264 - June 2011
Reviewed by Paul Webster ” - TristanMitchell
 
83.
Attack the Block (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
A teen gang in South London defend their block from an alien invasion. (88 mins.)
Director: Joe Cornish
“ Issue 264 - June 2011
Reviewed by Chris Hewitt ” - TristanMitchell
 
84.
A Screaming Man (2010)
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Present-day Chad. Adam, fifty-five, a former swimming champion, is pool attendant at a smart N'Djamena hotel... (92 mins.)
“ Issue 264 - June 2011
Reviewed by William Thomas ” - TristanMitchell
 
85.
Holy Rollers (2010)
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In Brooklyn, a youth from an Orthodox Jewish community is lured into becoming an Ecstasy dealer by his pal who has ties to an Israeli drug cartel. (89 mins.)
Director: Kevin Asch
“ Issue 264 - June 2011
Reviewed by Eve Barlow ” - TristanMitchell
 
86.
The Way (2010)
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A father heads overseas to recover the body of his estranged son who died while traveling the "El camino de Santiago," and decides to take the pilgrimage himself. (123 mins.)
Director: Emilio Estevez
“ Issue 264 - June 2011
Reviewed by Angie Errigo ” - TristanMitchell
 
87.
Julia's Eyes (2010)
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The story of a woman who is slowly losing her sight whilst trying to investigate the mysterious death of her twin sister. (118 mins.)
Director: Guillem Morales
“ Issue 264 - June 2011
Reviewed by Anna Smith ” - TristanMitchell
 
88.
Vidal Sassoon: The Movie (2010 Documentary)
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Vidal Sassoon is more than just a hairdresser-he's a rock star, an artist, a craftsman who "changed... (90 mins.)
Director: Craig Teper
“ Issue 264 - June 2011
Reviewed by Eve Barlow ” - TristanMitchell
 
89.
Heartbeats (2010)
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The story of three close friends who are involved in a love-triangle. (101 mins.)
Director: Xavier Dolan
“ Issue 264 - June 2011
Reviewed by David Parkinson ” - TristanMitchell
 
90.
Life, Above All (2010)
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A touching mother-daughter relationship that reflects the modern South Africa. (100 mins.)
Director: Oliver Schmitz
“ Issue 264 - June 2011
Reviewed by Anna Smith ” - TristanMitchell
 
91.
Le Quattro Volte (2010)
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An old shepherd lives his last days in a quiet medieval village perched high on the hills of Calabria... (88 mins.)
“ Issue 264 - June 2011
Reviewed by Chris Hewitt ” - TristanMitchell
 
92.
Senna (2010 Documentary)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.6/10 X  
A documentary on Brazilian Formula One racing driver Ayrton Senna, who won the F1 world championship three times before his death at age 34. (106 mins.)
Director: Asif Kapadia
“ Issue 265 - July 2011
Reviewed by Dan Jolin ” - TristanMitchell
 
93.
Cutter's Way (1981)
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Richard spots a man dumping a body, and decides to expose the man he thinks is the culprit with his friend Alex Cutter. (109 mins.)
Director: Ivan Passer
“ Issue 265 - July 2011
Reviewed by David Parkinson ” - TristanMitchell
 
94.
Kung Fu Panda 2 (2011)
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Po and his friends fight to stop a peacock villain from conquering China with a deadly new weapon, but first the Dragon Warrior must come to terms with his past. (90 mins.)
“ Issue 265 - July 2011
Reviewed by Angie Errigo ” - TristanMitchell
 
95.
Point Blank (2010)
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Samuel Pierret (Gilles Lellouche) is a nurse who saves the wrong guy -- a thief (Roschdy Zem) whose... (84 mins.)
Director: Fred Cavayé
“ Issue 265 - July 2011
Reviewed by Paul Webster ” - TristanMitchell
 
96.
Just Do It: A Tale of Modern-day Outlaws (2011 Documentary)
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The world of environmental direct action has remained a secretive one, until now. Emily James spent... (90 mins.)
Director: Emily James
“ Issue 265 - July 2011
Reviewed by David Hughes ” - TristanMitchell
 
97.
Life in a Day (2011 Documentary)
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A documentary shot by film-makers all over the world that serves as a time capsule to show future generations what it was like to be alive on the twenty-fourth of July, 2010. (95 mins.)
“ Issue 265 - July 2011
Reviewed by Helen O'Hara ” - TristanMitchell
 
98.
Stake Land (2010)
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Martin was a normal teenage boy before the country collapsed in an empty pit of economic and political disaster... (98 mins.)
Director: Jim Mickle
“ Issue 265 - July 2011
Reviewed by Kim Newman ” - TristanMitchell
 
99.
Bridesmaids (2011)
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Competition between the maid of honor and a bridesmaid, over who is the bride's best friend, threatens to upend the life of an out-of-work pastry chef. (125 mins.)
Director: Paul Feig
“ Issue 265 - July 2011
Reviewed by Anna Smith ” - TristanMitchell
 
100.
Incendies (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
Twins journey to the Middle East to discover their family history, and fulfill their mother's last wishes. (139 mins.)
“ Issue 265 - July 2011
Reviewed by David Parkinson ” - TristanMitchell