UK 15

6

Fair

300 review

With hordes of buff blokes wearing leather undies and little else, you’d be forgiven for thinking that 300 is some sort of chick flick. But it’s not.

4

Poor

Factory Girl

First things first. Sienna Miller can act. And yes, dear testosterone-producing readers, she does get them out.

0

Fur: An Imaginary Portrait of Diane Arbus

Fur, as the second bit of the title states, is An Imaginary Portrait of Diane Arbus. For most viewers that probably screams one thing: pretension alert! And they’d be right.

4

Poor

The Good German

From the opening scene, the class of Steven Soderbergh’s The Good German is strikingly obvious. This post WWII tale is shot in glorious black and white, like the classic movies...

8

Great

Letters from Iwo Jima

After the mixed bag of Flags of Our Fathers – intriguing but soulless – the idea of a ‘sequel’, to make Clint Eastwood’s study of Iwo Jima something of a...

6

Fair

The Good Shepherd

The Good Shepherd is a worthy film. You can tell this by the subject matter: a fictionalised account of the forming of the Central Intelligence Agency.

8

Great

Hot Fuzz

While it sounds like a slightly bizarre porn movie Hot Fuzz is, of course, the follow-up film from Simon Pegg and Edgar Wright, the creative force behind sit-com Spaced and...

8

Great

The Science of Sleep

After the playfully love-it-or-hate-it nature of Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Michel Gondry returns… with another playfully love-it-or-hate-it film.

0

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.

8

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.