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The Woman - review

This bizarre and brutal horror film featuring a Josef Fritzl-style storyline adds a misjudged extra-horror factor to its final minutes

What's Your Number? - review

There is something puppyishly likable in this romantic comedy starring Anna Faris desperate to snag a marriageable man

 

guardian.co.uk, Thursday 29 September 2011

The Smurfs - review

Reimagining the Smurfs as 'mythical' not fictional is one of many horrors. But it's just a piece of summer silliness, right?

Beautiful Lies - review

Hyperventilating update of Jane Austen's Emma sees Audrey Tatou scampering about trying to spice up her mum's lovelife

Cowboys & Aliens - review

Yes, yes, cowboys punching aliens in the face can be funny. But it doesn't make this silly endeavour worthwhile, says Peter Bradshaw

In a Better World - review

Susanne Bier's Oscar-winning drama means well, and ought to feel relevant, but there's just something lacking

The Tree - review

Julie Bertuccelli's film is an outrageously twee, spiritual and supercilious drama, set in Australia, about family and grief

Your next box set: Lars von Trier's The Kingdom

The 90s TV series let us into the dark, surreal and downright odd world of Lars von Trier

Cannes 2011 review: Melancholia

A big CGI planet is threatening to wipe out the world – if only it would hurry up and end Lars von Trier's clunky, tiresome film

Viva Riva! review

A tough, sturdy thriller set in Kinshasa suggests an impressive future for director Djo Munga

Island - review

Natalie Press stars in an overwrought drama full of doomy, portentous and borderline-ridiculous dialogue, says Peter Bradshaw

Winnie the Pooh - review

A bright and snuggly new version of the childhood perennial stays faithful to AA Milne and to EH Shepard's drawings

Sherlock - TV review

  • Sherlock has been smart, exciting, and just the right level of confusing. I want more

Cooking With Stella

A Canadian-Indian comedy that has gentle but obvious things to say about the clash of cultures

Hop

Russell Brand, voicing an Easter Bunny who wants to be a rocker is the main attraction of this cruddy kids' film that mixes live action and animation, says Peter Bradshaw

 

 

Life Goes On

An extended inter-generational soap with more than a hint of King Lear set in the British-Asian community. It clanks and wobbles, says Xan Brooks

Tangled

Disney is in uninspired mode for a version of the Grimm fairytale about the hairy heroine. By Peter Bradshaw

No Strings Attached

Hanging on to the plot of this romcom is less of an issue than hanging on to your lunch. How could you, Nat and Ash?

Hereafter

Clint Eastwood's latest is an unholy embarrassment that everyone involved will do best to forget, writes Peter Bradshaw

We Are What We Are

It requires a strong constitution, but this grisly satire on social and psychological dysfunction is worth getting your teeth into, says Peter Bradshaw

Men on the Bridge- review

Affecting documentary about lives lived around the Bosphorus in Istanbul, a bridge between east and west. By Andrew Pulver

Andrew Pulver

guardian.co.uk, Thursday 27 January 2011

Travellers

Travellers go head to head with City boys in this cruddy British thriller, which might shift units on DVD, says Peter Bradshaw

The Green Hornet

As star, co-writer and executive producer, Seth Rogen is to blame for this uncertain superhero action comedy remake that also stars Cameron Diaz. By Peter Bradshaw

The Big Sleep

The labyrinthine gumshoe movie, with Bogart and Bacall on top form, looks for all the world like something David Lynch might have dreamed up, writes Peter Bradshaw

Meet the Parents: Little Fockers

Ben Stiller, Robert De Niro, Barbra Steisand and Dustin Hoffman return in a tired and tiring comedy from a series that has run out of steam. By Peter Bradshaw

The Twilight Saga: Eclipse

Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson return and chastity still reigns in the increasingly turgid vampire and werewolf teen saga. Time for the wooden stake, says Peter Bradshaw

 

 

 

The Rebound

Catherine Zeta-Jones's new rom-com – about an older-woman-younger-man combo - is as soulless and dead-eyed as it gets, writes Peter Bradshaw

The Runaways

Kristen Stewart stars in a lively 1970s biopic about the all-girl American band. By Peter Bradshaw

Spiderhole

This cheapo British horror is nasty and pretty much scare-free, despite the gallons of gore, writes Cath Clarke

Easy A - review

A sharp teen comedy about a girl who pretends she isn't a virgin boasts a top-notch performance from Emma Stone

F

A British thriller about a school under siege by vengeful hoodies doesn't quite hang together, writes Peter Bradshaw

Just Wright

Queen Latifah stars in an easygoing romcom with a surfeit of sentiment.

The Kid

Natascha McElhone is a surprising inclusion in a misery-lit/hardman hybrid. By Peter Bradshaw

The Horde

A cops v criminals v zombies bloodfest. Sample dialogue: 'Urrgh!', 'Arrgh!'. By Xan Brooks

Dexter Season 4

The serial killer is now a dad, too – a perfect example of Dexter's gruesome-but-very-funny modus operandi

Cats & Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore

Combining live action and 3D animation, this moggies and doggies caper is a school holidays dog's dinner. By Cath Clarke

Eccentricities of a Blonde-Haired Girl

An extended anecdote by 101-year-old Portuguese director Manoel de Oliveira. It's creaky but charming, says Steve Rose

South Park Season 5

Your next box set: South Park

The fifth season of Trey Parker and Matt Stone's anarchic animated comedy is something of a peak, hitting a not-so-sweet spot between gleeful offence and barbed satire

Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time

Jake Gyllenhaal bulks up, Gemma Arterton smoulders – but neither of them can do much with this silly, over-complicated video game adaptation, writes Andrew Pulver

Sex and the City 2

Carrie and friends head to the Middle East in a misjudged and incredibly boring sequel

The IT Crowd

The IT Crowd

Although the IT Crowd is filmed in front of a live audience, it sounds more like canned laughter and it just makes it sound dated – but then some of the jokes feel dated, too

Sam Wollaston

guardian.co.uk, Friday 25 June 2010

Toy Story 3 at the Edinburgh film festival

Disney-Pixar's latest has a malign, strawberry-scented teddy and a sad, even class-conscious edge that lifts it into the profound

Old Dogs

Robin Williams and John Travolta in a beastly Disney comedy. By Peter Bradshaw

The Last Song

Miley Cyrus leaves Hannah Montana, and Dad Billy Ray, behind

The Milk of Sorrow

This Peruvian lament examining how distress passes down the generations is subtle and wonderfully moving, says Catherine Shoard

Outnumbered

Suburban sitcom Outnumbered could easily have flopped. Instead its child stars are up against Charlie Brooker for a comedy award

Ricky Gervais's ballad of Reading jail

With their new film Cemetery Junction, Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant wanted to create a classic British tale of smalltown escape. Ben Walters goes on set and hears how they left irony behind

I Love You, Phillip Morris

Jim Carrey is a fraudster who falls for Ewan McGregor in a Texas jail. Peter Bradshaw enjoys an intriguing, offbeat comedy

The Railway Children

Return of the lovable family film. By Peter Bradshaw

Capitalism: A Love Story

Michael Moore takes on the bankers in his latest crusading documentary

Alice in Wonderland

Tim Burton's gothic treatment of Alice is all-too conventional

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