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Neil Davey

Neil Davey is a freelance writer who specialises in things you can do sitting down, such as travelling, eating, drinking, watching films, interviewing famous people and playing video games. (And catching the occasional salmon.) Neil is the author of two Bluffer's Guides (Chocolate, and Food, both of which make lovely presents, ahem), and, along with Stuart O'Connor, is a co-founder of Screenjabber. Neil also writes / has written for The Guardian, The Daily Telegraph, Square Mile, Delicious Magazine, Sainsbury's Magazine, Foodism, Escapism, Hello! and Square Meal.
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Poor

Hot Rod

Hot Rod — or, to give it a more accurate title, Napoleon Dynamite: The Stunt Years — is a strange film.

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Fair

Michael Clayton

The last time George Clooney was a lawyer was in the ill-received romantic-comedy from the Coens, Intolerable Cruelty. As in Syriana, Clooney’s eponymous Michael Clayton is another shady character.

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Poor

Mr Woodcock

On paper, this should be a real stinker. Seemingly reprising his role in last year's limp School for Scoundrels (or was it this year? I can’t even remember), Thornton plays...

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Dreadful

Mrs Ratcliffe's Revolution

Mrs Ratcliffe’s Revolution. Heurgh. Good god, y’all. What is it good for? Absolutely nothing. Hmm. No. Doesn’t really work in this instance.

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Average

Across The Universe

A long delayed release and rumours of re-shoots have done little for the reputation of this curious release.

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Dreadful

War

War. Heurgh. Good god, y’all. What is it good for? Absolutely nothing. Actually, War, in this instance, isn’t quite that bad.

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Great

Rocket Science

This is an American indie coming-of-age movie, filled with desire and angst. We follow our hero, stuttering Hal Hefner (Thomson) as he's recruited for the school debate team by predetorial...

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Fair

My Best Friend (DVD)

When you think of a loner, what kind of person comes to mind? Geeky? Talking about things that make them snort but which don’t amuse anyone else? A bit smelly?...

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INTERVIEW Angelina Jolie, A Mighty Heart

For she's a Jolie good womanAngelina Jolie is one of the leading actresses working in cinema today and won an Oscar for her performance in Girl, Interrupted.

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Fair

One Last Dance (DVD)

A soulful lead performance by Francis Ng as a disillusioned hit man is the main reason to see One Last Dance, a Singapore-set tribute to Hong Kong gangster movies from...