Tom Hardy gives two 1-note performances in this dull, derivative Goodfellas wannabe.
9th Jun 2016Read more 2 star reviews
Enjoyable modern comedy, but it's bloated by improv and missing the magic ingredient. And no Paul Rudd.
29th May 2016Read more 3 star reviews
Cookie cutter boxing pic that can't decide if it's ripping off Rockie, Raging Bull or Million Dollar Baby.
8th May 2016Read more 2 star reviews
Dated effort from 60s Disney, sacrificing production value for cheap gags.
Halliwell says: Disney's last really splendid feature cartoon, with the old flexible style cleverly modernized and plenty of invention and detail in the story line. The London backgrounds are especially nicely judged.**
8th May 2016Read more 3.5 star reviews
Surprisingly straight adaptation from Vinterberg. Shapeless, but with a few nice moments.
7th May 2016Read more 3 star reviews
Dated buddy cop movie that wrote many of today's movie cliches. Dated, but still brutal and funny.
16th Apr 2016Read more 4 star reviews
Indie Cape Fear. Intense and solidly handled, but it's all a bit one-note.
15th Apr 2016Read more 3 star reviews
Remarkably restrained turn from Jack Nicholson in a decent but dated 00s thriller. Sean Penn directs.
6th Apr 2016Read more 3.5 star reviews
Aliens x Jaws 3D in this derivative, gimmick-heavy, CGI-bloated reboot. Chris Pratt keeps it real.
1st Apr 2016Read more 2.5 star reviews
Intense emotional rollercoaster, with Pixar's Pete Doctor perfectly navigating a complex concept.
26th Mar 2016Read more 4 star reviews
Even The Rock can't avert this disaster. Earthquakes have never involved such little jeopardy.
21st Mar 2016Read more 1.5 star reviews
Incredibly shot, but there's a lot of slow walking and one-note improv. Best on a Bill Viola level.
18th Mar 2016Read more 3 star reviews
Text book Aussie crime pic. Hoons, cars, guns - gripping and full of decent turns.
10th Mar 2016Read more 4 star reviews
Mundane biopic. Nicely put together with no talking heads - but it's not particularly interesting or inspiring.
9th Mar 2016Read more 2.5 star reviews
Could have been the BTTF2 of the series. Good concept, poor script, bad casting and appalling CGI.
5th Mar 2016Read more 2 star reviews
That Paul Rudd that we like gets a shot at super hero status. Solid enough, but not particularly remarkable.
3rd Feb 2016Read more 3 star reviews
Tension-free, cliche-ridden, cgi enhanced nonsense with terrible casting. Back to the Roger Moore era.
3rd Feb 2016Read more 2.5 star reviews
Mesmerising biopic anchored by an electrifying script, transparent direction and great performances.
3rd Feb 2016Read more 4.5 star reviews
Brutal survivalist western. Magnificently ambitious and suffering only from being a little uneven.
22nd Jan 2016Read more 4 star reviews
Unconventional doc that manages to put an interesting spin on an otherwise downbeat subject.
16th Jan 2016Read more 3.5 star reviews
Paper thin movie from Will Ferrell on autopilot. On the wrong side of borderline offensive.
15th Jan 2016Read more 1.5 star reviews
Immensely stylish, accomplished DEA procedural, full of great performances. Like Traffic on drugs.
31st Dec 2015Read more 3.5 star reviews
Superhero clusterfuck. Cinematic, but overstuffed and riddled with dumb, cartoony CGI fluff.
31st Dec 2015Read more 2 star reviews
Standard Jennifer Aniston-does-indie flick. Forgettable, despite being a Jackie Brown prequel.
26th Dec 2015Read more 2.5 star reviews
Decent Pixar effort that's lost a bit of its shine with age.
21st Dec 2015Read more 3.5 star reviews
The Force Awakens
Stylish remix, successfully handing the series over to a new gen of fans and characters.
19th Dec 2015Read more 4 star reviews
Expensive, glossy thriller that's trying to be gritty. Muddled and forgettable. Classic Ridley Scott.
17th Dec 2015Read more 3 star reviews
Surprise free Con-artist-by-numbers pic. They even use the Thomas Crown Affair theme. Mildly entertaining.
15th Dec 2015Read more 2.5 star reviews
Accomplished indie that's getting better with age. Rich, 3D characters and performances.
5th Dec 2015Read more 4 star reviews
Clinically executed, Kubrickian Euro drama. Intriguing concept, but it's all a bit lifeless.
4th Dec 2015Read more 3 star reviews
Road-movie-concept music doc. Good on paper, but contrived, self-important and superficial.
2nd Dec 2015Read more 2 star reviews
Thoughtful, but ultimately heavy-handed drone pilot drama.
2nd Dec 2015Read more 3 star reviews
Well intentioned, but surprisingly tension-free, shapeless Brit land mine pic.
26th Nov 2015Read more 2.5 star reviews
Kaleidoscopic self-discovery wilderness pic that could do with a map. Not unlike Into The Wild.
18th Nov 2015Read more 2.5 star reviews
Derivative, badly cast, impenetrable private dick pic. Meticulously made, but it's a bit pretentious.
18th Nov 2015Read more 3 star reviews
Self conscious, pretentious Brit sci-fi that acts a lot more mysterious and enigmatic than it really is.
8th Nov 2015Read more 3 star reviews
Intense, stylish, post-modern horror. Beautifully directed. Drive meets Halloween.
3rd Nov 2015Read more 3.5 star reviews
The story of the BTTF trilogy. More of a celebration than any kind of revealing doc.
29th Oct 2015Read more 2.5 star reviews
Confident, small scale indie with input from the Duplass brothers.
29th Oct 2015Read more 3 star reviews
Sprawling collage, documenting over a decade of life inside Fugazi. Arty, and intense, just like the band.
25th Oct 2015Read more 4 star reviews
Solid dry run that set the tone for the long form TV epic. Get 'er done.
22nd Oct 2015Read more 3 star reviews
Bog-standard biopic, revealing very little explanation or insight. Poorly crafted too.
21st Oct 2015Read more 2.5 star reviews
Focussed British indie thriller. Twisty, but somehow not that memorable.
17th Oct 2015Read more 3 star reviews
Meandering, liberal arthouse pic from 69/70. It must have seemed a lot more topical at the time.
Halliwell says: Highly self-indulgent and unattractive fantasy about escape from the crudities of our over-civilised world. An expensive failure and an awful warning of what happens if you give an arty director carte blanche.
16th Oct 2015Read more 3 star reviews
MTV presents a Primer clone for the teenage generation. A found footage angle dilutes things further.
16th Oct 2015Read more 2 star reviews
Chuckle-a-minute vampire documentary. Perfectly pitched and performed.
15th Oct 2015Read more 3.5 star reviews
Self-important, tedious cookie cutter bio. Unfortunately, even Roger Deakins’ cinematography is forgettable.
14th Oct 2015Read more 2 star reviews
Overlooked gem from Scorsese’s doldrums. Heavy on film school tricks and filled with good turns.
8th Oct 2015Read more 4 star reviews
Like an Allman Brothers jam, this has tons of personality and moments of greatness but is way too long.
8th Oct 2015Read more 3 star reviews