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1.
The Amazing Spider-Man (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
After Peter Parker is bitten by a genetically altered spider, he gains newfound, spider-like powers and ventures out to solve the mystery of his parent's mysterious death. (136 mins.)
Director: Marc Webb
“ Trailer: 0.5
Exposition: 0.3
Complication: 0.3
Twist: 0.5
Climax: 0.5
Resolution: 0.5
Denouement: 0.5
Foreshadowing: 0.4
Signifiers: 0.4
Genre: 0.5

Photography: 0.5
Visual effect: 0.5
Sound effect: 0.5

Casting: 0.5
Portrayal: 0.5
Naturalness: 0.5

Understanding: 0.4
Impression: 0.5
Durability: 0.3
Moral/Introspection: 0.2

Total: 8.8 /10.0
IMDb average: 7.8 /10.0 ” - WallyWestin
 
2.
The Bounty (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  
(99 mins.)
“ [Title in Chinese: 懸紅]

Trailer: 0.5
Exposition: 0.5
Complication: 0.5
Twist: 0.5
Climax: 0.5
Resolution: 0.5
Denouement: 0.4
Foreshadowing: 0.5
Signifiers: 0.4
Genre: 0.4

Photography: 0.5
Visual effect: 0.5
Sound effect: 0.5

Casting: 0.5
Portrayal: 0.5
Naturalness: 0.5

Understanding: 0.4
Impression: 0.3
Durability: 0.1
Moral/Introspection: 0.1

Total: 8.6 /10.0
IMDb average: 7.0 /10.0 ” - WallyWestin
 
3.
The Artist (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
A silent movie star meets a young dancer, but the arrival of talking pictures sends their careers in opposite directions. (100 mins.)
“ Trailer: 0.5
Exposition: 0.5
Complication: 0.5
Twist: 0.5
Climax: 0.5
Resolution: 0.5
Denouement: 0.5
Foreshadowing: 0.5
Signifiers: 0.5
Genre: 0.5

Photography: 0.5
Visual effect: 0.5
Sound effect: 0.5

Casting: 0.5
Portrayal: 0.5
Naturalness: 0.5

Understanding: 0.5
Impression: 0.5
Durability: 0.5
Moral/Introspection: 0.5

Total: 10.0 /10.0
IMDb average: 8.2 /10.0 ” - WallyWestin
 
4.
The Hunger Games (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
Katniss Everdeen voluntarily takes her younger sister's place in the Hunger Games: a televised competition in which two teenagers from each of the twelve Districts of Panem are chosen at random to fight to the death. (142 mins.)
Director: Gary Ross
“ Trailer: 0.5
Exposition: 0.5
Complication: 0.5
Twist: 0.5
Climax: 0.5
Resolution: 0.5
Denouement: 0.5
Foreshadowing: 0.5
Signifiers: 0.5
Genre: 0.5

Photography: 0.5
Visual effect: 0.5
Sound effect: 0.5

Casting: 0.5
Portrayal: 0.5
Naturalness: 0.5

Understanding: 0.5
Impression: 0.5
Durability: 0.5
Moral/Introspection: 0.5

Total: 10.0 /10.0
IMDb average: 7.6 /10.0 ” - WallyWestin
 
5.
(500) Days of Summer (2009)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
An offbeat romantic comedy about a woman who doesn't believe true love exists, and the young man who falls for her. (95 mins.)
Director: Marc Webb
“ Trailer: 0.5
Exposition: 0.5
Complication: 0.5
Twist: 0.5
Climax: 0.5
Resolution: 0.5
Denouement: 0.5
Foreshadowing: 0.5
Signifiers: 0.5
Genre: 0.5

Photography: 0.5
Visual effect: 0.5
Sound effect: 0.5

Casting: 0.5
Portrayal: 0.5
Naturalness: 0.5

Understanding: 0.5
Impression: 0.5
Durability: 0.5
Moral/Introspection: 0.5

Total: 10.0 /10.0
IMDb average: 7.9 /10.0 ” - WallyWestin
 
6.
The Avengers (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
Earth's mightiest heroes must come together and learn to fight as a team if they are to stop the mischievous Loki and his alien army from enslaving humanity. (143 mins.)
Director: Joss Whedon
“ Trailer: 0.4
Exposition: 0.5
Complication: 0.5
Twist: 0.5
Climax: 0.5
Resolution: 0.5
Denouement: 0.5
Foreshadowing: 0.5
Signifiers: 0.3
Genre: 0.5

Photography: 0.5
Visual effect: 0.5
Sound effect: 0.4

Casting: 0.5
Portrayal: 0.5
Naturalness: 0.5

Understanding: 0.4
Impression: 0.5
Durability: 0.5
Moral/Introspection: 0.0

Total: 9.0 /10.0
IMDb average: 8.6 /10.0 ” - WallyWestin
 
7.
Shame (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
A man's carefully cultivated private life is disrupted when his sister arrives for an indefinite stay. (101 mins.)
Director: Steve McQueen
“ Trailer: 0.3
Exposition: 0.5
Complication: 0.5
Twist: 0.5
Climax: 0.5
Resolution: 0.3
Denouement: 0.5
Foreshadowing: 0.5
Signifiers: 0.5
Genre: 0.5

Photography: 0.5
Visual effect: 0.4
Sound effect: 0.5

Casting: 0.5
Portrayal: 0.5
Naturalness: 0.5

Understanding: 0.5
Impression: 0.5
Durability: 0.5
Moral/Introspection: 0.0

Total: 9.0 /10.0
IMDb average: 7.5 /10.0 ” - WallyWestin
 
8.
We Need to Talk About Kevin (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
Kevin's mother struggles to love her strange child, despite the increasingly dangerous things he says and does as he grows up. But Kevin is just getting started, and his final act will be beyond anything anyone imagined. (112 mins.)
Director: Lynne Ramsay
“ Trailer: 0.5
Exposition: 0.4
Complication: 0.5
Twist: 0.5
Climax: 0.5
Resolution: 0.5
Denouement: 0.4
Foreshadowing: 0.5
Signifiers: 0.5
Genre: 0.5

Photography: 0.4
Visual effect: 0.5
Sound effect: 0.5

Casting: 0.5
Portrayal: 0.5
Naturalness: 0.4

Understanding: 0.3
Impression: 0.5
Durability: 0.5
Moral/Introspection: 0.1

Total: 9.0 /10.0
IMDb average: 7.6 /10.0 ” - WallyWestin
 
9.
In Darkness (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
A dramatization of one man's rescue of Jewish refugees in the German-occupied Polish city of Lvov. (145 mins.)
“ Trailer: 0.3
Exposition: 0.4
Complication: 0.5
Twist: 0.5
Climax: 0.5
Resolution: 0.4
Denouement: 0.5
Foreshadowing: 0.5
Signifiers: 0.4
Genre: 0.5

Photography: 0.5
Visual effect: 0.5
Sound effect: 0.5

Casting: 0.5
Portrayal: 0.5
Naturalness: 0.5

Understanding: 0.5
Impression: 0.5
Durability: 0.2
Moral/Introspection: 0.3

Total: 9.0 /10.0
IMDb average: 7.1 /10.0 ” - WallyWestin
 
10.
Drive (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
A mysterious Hollywood stuntman and mechanic moonlights as a getaway driver and finds himself in trouble when he helps out his neighbor. (100 mins.)
“ Trailer: 0.5
Exposition: 0.5
Complication: 0.5
Twist: 0.5
Climax: 0.5
Resolution: 0.5
Denouement: 0.5
Foreshadowing: 0.5
Signifiers: 0.4
Genre: 0.5

Photography: 0.5
Visual effect: 0.5
Sound effect: 0.5

Casting: 0.5
Portrayal: 0.5
Naturalness: 0.4

Understanding: 0.5
Impression: 0.5
Durability: 0.1
Moral/Introspection: 0.1

Total: 9.0 /10.0
IMDb average: 8.0 /10.0 ” - WallyWestin
 
11.
Real Steel (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
In the near future, robot boxing is a top sport. A struggling promoter feels he's found a champion in a discarded robot. (127 mins.)
Director: Shawn Levy
“ Trailer: 0.4
Exposition: 0.3
Complication: 0.4
Twist: 0.5
Climax: 0.5
Resolution: 0.5
Denouement: 0.4
Foreshadowing: 0.5
Signifiers: 0.3
Genre: 0.5

Photography: 0.5
Visual effect: 0.5
Sound effect: 0.5

Casting: 0.5
Portrayal: 0.5
Naturalness: 0.5

Understanding: 0.4
Impression: 0.5
Durability: 0.4
Moral/Introspection: 0.4

Total: 9.0 /10.0
IMDb average: 7.1 /10.0 ” - WallyWestin
 
12.
A Simple Life (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
After suffering a stroke, an altruistic maid announces that she wants to quit her job and move into an old people's home. (118 mins.)
Director: Ann Hui
“ [Title in Chinese: 姚姐]

Trailer: 0.3
Exposition: 0.3
Complication: 0.5
Twist: 0.5
Climax: 0.5
Resolution: 0.5
Denouement: 0.3
Foreshadowing: 0.4
Signifiers: 0.5
Genre: 0.5

Photography: 0.4
Visual effect: 0.5
Sound effect: 0.5

Casting: 0.5
Portrayal: 0.5
Naturalness: 0.5

Understanding: 0.5
Impression: 0.5
Durability: 0.3
Moral/Introspection: 0.5

Total: 9.0 /10.0
IMDb average: 7.9 /10.0 ” - WallyWestin
 
13.
3 Idiots (2009)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  
Two friends are searching for their long lost companion. They revisit their college days and recall the memories of their friend who inspired them to think differently, even as the rest of the world called them "idiots". (170 mins.)
Director: Rajkumar Hirani
“ Trailer: 0.2
Exposition: 0.5
Complication: 0.5
Twist: 0.5
Climax: 0.5
Resolution: 0.5
Denouement: 0.5
Foreshadowing: 0.5
Signifiers: 0.2
Genre: 0.4

Photography: 0.5
Visual effect: 0.4
Sound effect: 0.5

Casting: 0.5
Portrayal: 0.5
Naturalness: 0.5

Understanding: 0.4
Impression: 0.4
Durability: 0.3
Moral/Introspection: 0.5

Total: 8.8 /10.0
IMDb average: 8.2 /10.0 ” - WallyWestin
 
14.
The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
British retirees travel to India to take up residence in what they believe is a newly restored hotel. Less luxurious than advertised, the Marigold Hotel nevertheless slowly begins to charm in unexpected ways. (124 mins.)
Director: John Madden
“ Trailer: 0.4
Exposition: 0.5
Complication: 0.4
Twist: 0.3
Climax: 0.3
Resolution: 0.5
Denouement: 0.4
Foreshadowing: 0.5
Signifiers: 0.4
Genre: 0.4

Photography: 0.5
Visual effect: 0.5
Sound effect: 0.5

Casting: 0.5
Portrayal: 0.5
Naturalness: 0.5

Understanding: 0.5
Impression: 0.3
Durability: 0.4
Moral/Introspection: 0.3

Total: 8.6 /10.0
IMDb average: 7.4 /10.0 ” - WallyWestin
 
15.
The Descendants (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
A land baron tries to reconnect with his two daughters after his wife is seriously injured in a boating accident. (115 mins.)
Director: Alexander Payne
“ Trailer: 0.5
Exposition: 0.5
Complication: 0.4
Twist: 0.5
Climax: 0.3
Resolution: 0.5
Denouement: 0.4
Foreshadowing: 0.1
Signifiers: 0.4
Genre: 0.5

Photography: 0.5
Visual effect: 0.5
Sound effect: 0.4

Casting: 0.5
Portrayal: 0.5
Naturalness: 0.5

Understanding: 0.5
Impression: 0.4
Durability: 0.3
Moral/Introspection: 0.3

Total: 8.5 /10.0
IMDb average: 7.5 /10.0 ” - WallyWestin
 
16.
This Means War (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
A pair of CIA operatives wage an epic battle against one another when they discover they are dating the same woman. (103 mins.)
Director: McG
“ Trailer: 0.4
Exposition: 0.5
Complication: 0.4
Twist: 0.5
Climax: 0.5
Resolution: 0.4
Denouement: 0.4
Foreshadowing: 0.4
Signifiers: 0.4
Genre: 0.5

Photography: 0.4
Visual effect: 0.5
Sound effect: 0.4

Casting: 0.5
Portrayal: 0.4
Naturalness: 0.4

Understanding: 0.4
Impression: 0.4
Durability: 0.5
Moral/Introspection: 0.2

Total: 8.5 /10.0
IMDb average: 6.4 /10.0 ” - WallyWestin
 
17.
Inception (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.8/10 X  
A thief, who steals corporate secrets through use of dream-sharing technology, is given the inverse task of planting an idea into the mind of a CEO. (148 mins.)
“ Trailer: 0.4
Exposition: 0.4
Complication: 0.5
Twist: 0.5
Climax: 0.5
Resolution: 0.4
Denouement: 0.5
Foreshadowing: 0.5
Signifiers: 0.3
Genre: 0.5

Photography: 0.5
Visual effect: 0.5
Sound effect: 0.5

Casting: 0.5
Portrayal: 0.3
Naturalness: 0.5

Understanding: 0.2
Impression: 0.5
Durability: 0.5
Moral/Introspection: 0.0

Total: 8.5 /10.0
IMDb average: 8.8 /10.0 ” - WallyWestin
 
18.
Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
Sherlock Holmes and his sidekick Dr. Watson join forces to outwit and bring down their fiercest adversary, Professor Moriarty. (129 mins.)
Director: Guy Ritchie
“ Trailer: 0.5
Exposition: 0.5
Complication: 0.5
Twist: 0.5
Climax: 0.5
Resolution: 0.5
Denouement: 0.5
Foreshadowing: 0.5
Signifiers: 0.3
Genre: 0.5

Photography: 0.4
Visual effect: 0.5
Sound effect: 0.5

Casting: 0.4
Portrayal: 0.5
Naturalness: 0.4

Understanding: 0.2
Impression: 0.3
Durability: 0.3
Moral/Introspection: 0.1

Total: 8.4 /10.0
IMDb average: 7.5 /10.0 ” - WallyWestin
 
19.
Nightfall (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
An old but serious miscarriage of justice clouds a current police investigation looking into the death of a mutilated corpse. (108 mins.)
Director: Chow Hin Yeung
“ Trailer: 0.5
Exposition: 0.5
Complication: 0.5
Twist: 0.4
Climax: 0.5
Resolution: 0.5
Denouement: 0.3
Foreshadowing: 0.5
Signifiers: 0.5
Genre: 0.5

Photography: 0.5
Visual effect: 0.5
Sound effect: 0.5

Casting: 0.5
Portrayal: 0.5
Naturalness: 0.4

Understanding: 0.3
Impression: 0.2
Durability: 0.0
Moral/Introspection: 0.2

Total: 8.3 /10.0
IMDb average: 6.4 /10.0 ” - WallyWestin
 
20.
The Joy Luck Club (1993)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
The life histories of four Asian women and their daughters reflect and guide each other. (139 mins.)
Director: Wayne Wang
“ Trailer: 0.4
Exposition: 0.5
Complication: 0.5
Twist: 0.2
Climax: 0.5
Resolution: 0.5
Denouement: 0.5
Foreshadowing: 0.5
Signifiers: 0.3
Genre: 0.4

Photography: 0.5
Visual effect: 0.3
Sound effect: 0.4

Casting: 0.5
Portrayal: 0.5
Naturalness: 0.5

Understanding: 0.4
Impression: 0.3
Durability: 0.2
Moral/Introspection: 0.4

Total: 8.3 /10.0
IMDb average: 7.3 /10.0 ” - WallyWestin
 
21.
Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
A nine-year-old amateur inventor, Francophile, and pacifist searches New York City for the lock that matches a mysterious key left behind by his father, who died in the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001. (129 mins.)
Director: Stephen Daldry
“ Trailer: 0.3
Exposition: 0.4
Complication: 0.5
Twist: 0.5
Climax: 0.5
Resolution: 0.5
Denouement: 0.5
Foreshadowing: 0.3
Signifiers: 0.4
Genre: 0.5

Photography: 0.5
Visual effect: 0.3
Sound effect: 0.4

Casting: 0.5
Portrayal: 0.5
Naturalness: 0.5

Understanding: 0.3
Impression: 0.4
Durability: 0.3
Moral/Introspection: 0.1

Total: 8.2 /10.0
IMDb average: 6.7 /10.0 ” - WallyWestin
 
22.
The Skin I Live In (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
A brilliant plastic surgeon, haunted by past tragedies, creates a type of synthetic skin that withstands any kind of damage. His guinea pig: a mysterious and volatile woman who holds the key to his obsession. (120 mins.)
“ Trailer: 0.2
Exposition: 0.4
Complication: 0.5
Twist: 0.4
Climax: 0.4
Resolution: 0.5
Denouement: 0.5
Foreshadowing: 0.3
Signifiers: 0.5
Genre: 0.5

Photography: 0.4
Visual effect: 0.4
Sound effect: 0.4

Casting: 0.5
Portrayal: 0.5
Naturalness: 0.5

Understanding: 0.5
Impression: 0.4
Durability: 0.1
Moral/Introspection: 0.3

Total: 8.2 /10.0
IMDb average: 7.6 /10.0 ” - WallyWestin
 
23.
Crash (2004)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
Los Angeles citizens with vastly separate lives collide in interweaving stories of race, loss and redemption. (112 mins.)
Director: Paul Haggis
“ Trailer: 0.4
Exposition: 0.4
Complication: 0.3
Twist: 0.4
Climax: 0.5
Resolution: 0.4
Denouement: 0.4
Foreshadowing: 0.3
Signifiers: 0.4
Genre: 0.5

Photography: 0.5
Visual effect: 0.3
Sound effect: 0.5

Casting: 0.5
Portrayal: 0.5
Naturalness: 0.5

Understanding: 0.4
Impression: 0.4
Durability: 0.2
Moral/Introspection: 0.4

Total: 8.2 /10.0
IMDb average: 7.9 /10.0 ” - WallyWestin
 
24.
A Separation (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  
A married couple are faced with a difficult decision - to improve the life of their child by moving to another country or to stay in Iran and look after a deteriorating parent who has Alzheimer's disease. (123 mins.)
Director: Asghar Farhadi
“ Trailer: 0.4
Exposition: 0.5
Complication: 0.5
Twist: 0.5
Climax: 0.5
Resolution: 0.5
Denouement: 0.5
Foreshadowing: 0.1
Signifiers: 0.5
Genre: 0.5

Photography: 0.5
Visual effect: 0.5
Sound effect: 0.4

Casting: 0.5
Portrayal: 0.5
Naturalness: 0.5

Understanding: 0.5
Impression: 0.1
Durability: 0.0
Moral/Introspection: 0.1

Total: 8.1 /10.0
IMDb average: 8.5 /10.0 ” - WallyWestin
 
25.
Memento (2000)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  
A man juggles searching for his wife's murderer and keeping his short-term memory loss from being an obstacle. (113 mins.)
“ Trailer: 0.4
Exposition: 0.5
Complication: 0.5
Twist: 0.4
Climax: 0.5
Resolution: 0.5
Denouement: 0.2
Foreshadowing: 0.5
Signifiers: 0.5
Genre: 0.5

Photography: 0.5
Visual effect: 0.5
Sound effect: 0.3

Casting: 0.4
Portrayal: 0.5
Naturalness: 0.5

Understanding: 0.2
Impression: 0.3
Durability: 0.3
Moral/Introspection: 0.1

Total: 8.1 /10.0
IMDb average: 8.6 /10.0 ” - WallyWestin