Simon Beaufoy

8

Great

6

Fair

Everest review

Sort of based on Jon Krakauer’s book, Into Thin Air – and, one assumes, given the lack of credit for Krakauer, the various contradictory follow-up texts – Everest tells the...

10

Superb

The Hunger Games: Catching Fire review

Set a few months since the event of the first film, Catching Fire opens with our victors and would-be lovers, Katniss (Lawrence) and Peeta (Hutcherson), preparing to go on their...

4

Poor

Salmon Fishing in the Yemen review

What a disappointment this light-hearted romance proves to be. It has the most appealing trappings - good looking stars, attractive cinematography, quirky storyline – but under Hallstrom's efficient but uninspired...

10

Superb

Slumdog Millionaire

Rarely in cinema has a movie so approximated perfection as Danny Boyle’s Slumdog Millionaire. Easily the best movie of 2008, and arguably of the past decade, the movie tells the...

6

Fair

Miss Pettigrew Lives For A Day

Guinevere Pettigrew (McDormand) is a governess. Or would be, if anyone would employ her. Or if, when they do, she could hold the job down for more than a few days.