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The Truth About Love

If this is the truth about love, then one assumes that director John Hay and writer Peter Bloore are very, very single.

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Great

For Your Consideration

After lancing the worlds of dog shows, folk music and amateur dramatics in his recent work, writer/director and Spinal Tap co-creator Christopher Guest film turns his attention inwards for his...

4

Poor

Music & Lyrics

Alex Fletcher (Grant) is a former ’80s pop icon thanks to his world-conquering band Pop — think Wham meets Duran Duran.

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Fair

Hannibal Rising

As with the book of the same name, Hannibal Rising is a prequel to the later stories, an explanation as to how the young Hannibal Lecter (Gaspard Ulliel) became that...

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Great

Notes on a Scandal

Notes On A Scandal is notable for several reasons. First, it’s one of the more adept literary adaptations of recent years.

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Fair

Bobby

It’s good week for people who like a little moral with their entertainment. Over in Screen One, you have Blood Diamond, all redemption, violence and political amorality, while in Screen...

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Poor

Dreamgirls

Over blown and over-rated, Dreamgirls is the sort of production that truly shows the difference between the US and the UK.

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Great

Venus

May to December romances may not be original movie fodder, but Roger Michell’s delightful Venus manages to sidestep the conventional issues for something deeply poignant, utterly charming and frequently very funny.

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Poor

Them

Them — or Ils, to give it the original French title — is a curious little thriller. When it goes all out for tension, it delivers by the bucket load.

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Fair

Blood Diamond

Blood Diamond is an important film. It’s the sort of film that could easily get bogged down in the worthiness of its nature.