Kermode and Mayo's Film Review

Drama

  • (500) Days Of Summer

    (500) Days Of Summer

    Mark Kermode has a couple of issues with 'kooky' romantic comedy (500) Days Of Summer starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Zooey Deschanel.

    Date reviewed: 4th September

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  • 2012

    2012

    Mark Kermode rips into Roland Emmerich's disaster film 2012, starring John Cusack. He questions both its financial motivations and heavy use of CGI effects.

    Date reviewed: 13th November

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  • 4 Christmases

    4 Christmases

    Mark Kermode reviews Seth Gordon's Christmas offering featuring Vince Vaughn, Reese Witherspoon and Robert Duvall.

    Date reviewed: 28th November

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  • 88 Minutes

    88 Minutes

    Mark Kermode reviews 88 minutes, a thriller in which Al Pacino stars as a college professor who moonlights as a forensic psychiatrist for the FBI.

    Date reviewed: 3rd October

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  • Adventureland

    Adventureland

    Mark's joined by Charlie Fink, lead singer of Noah and the Whale, to discuss the latest film by the director of Superbad.

    Date reviewed: 11th September

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  • Albert Nobbs

    Albert Nobbs

    Mark Kermode reviews Albert Nobbs, starring Glenn Close as a 19th century woman who cross dresses so she can work as a bulter.

    Date reviewed: 27th April 2012

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  • All In Good Time

    All In Good Time

    Mark Kermode reviews All in Good Time. Writer of East is East Ayub Khan-Din returns with a new family drama.

    Date reviewed: 11th May 2012

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  • Amour

    Amour

    Mark Kermode reviews Michael Haneke's 11th feature Amour. An elderly couple's bond is tested after they are struck with disaster.

    Date reviewed: 16th November 2012

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  • Angels & Demons

    Angels & Demons

    With its bizarre accents and a clunky plot, Mark Kermode finds little to praise in Angels & Demons.

    Date reviewed: 15th May

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  • Angus, Thongs And Perfect Snogging

    Angus, Thongs And Perfect Snogging

    5 live's resident movie critic Mark Kermode reviews the latest film from Gurinder Chadha, the director of Bend It Like Beckham and Bride And Prejudice.

    Date reviewed: 25th July

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  • Antichrist

    Antichrist

    Lars von Trier's controversial, award-winning Antichrist reviewed by Mark Kermode.

    Date reviewed: 24th July

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  • Anything For Her

    Anything For Her

    Mark Kermode reviews a French thriller about a couple whose ordinary life is turned upside down when the wife is accused of murder.

    Date reviewed: 5th June

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    Mark Kermode reviews Ken Loach's latest film The Angels' Share, the tale of a group of reformed criminals.

    Date reviewed: 31st May 2012

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  • Argo

    Argo

    Mark Kermode reviews new thriller Argo. Based on a true story, a CIA agent attempts to smuggle a group of diplomats out of revolutionary Iran.

    Date reviewed: 9th November 2012

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  • The Army of Crime

    The Army of Crime

    Mark Kermode gives his verdict on the French drama directed by Robert Guédiguian which tracks a group of resistance fighters during World War II.

    Date reviewed: 2nd October

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  • Australia

    Australia

    Mark Kermode and Simon Mayo discuss Baz Luhrmann's epic romantic adventure film with leading roles performed by Nicole Kidman and Hugh Jackman.

    Date reviewed: 19th December

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  • Away We Go

    Away We Go

    Sam Mendes, the Oscar-winning director, releases his latest film about a couple very much in love. Despite many reviews, Mark Kermode finds it an uplifting movie-going experience.

    Date reviewed: 18th September

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  • Awaydays

    Awaydays

    Mark Kermode reviews Away Days, based on the bestselling novel by Kevin Sampson and set in the post-punk era in the North West of England.

    Date reviewed: 22nd May

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  • The Baader Meinhof Complex

    The Baader Meinhof Complex

    Mark Kermode casts his critical eye over the 2008 German film based on the book of the same name.

    Date reviewed: 14th November

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  • Barbara

    Barbara

    Mark Kermode reviews Barbara. A young doctor in 1980s East Germany is sent to work at a provincial hospital as punishment for attempting to escape to the West.

    Date reviewed: 28th September 2012

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  • Beasts of the Southern World

    Beasts of the Southern World

    Mark Kermode reviews Beasts of the Southern Wild, starring Quvenzhane Wallis, Dwight Henry and Levy Easterly.

    Date reviewed: 19th October 2012

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  • Bel Ami

    Bel Ami

    Mark Kermode reviews Bel Ami. Set in 19th century Paris, this period drama features Robert Pattinson, Christina Ricci and Uma Thurman.

    Date reviewed: 9th March 2012

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  • Blackthorn

    Blackthorn

    Al Murray and Boyd & Floyd review Blackthorn, a western charting the adventures of an aging Butch Cassidy.

    Date reviewed: 13th April 2012

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  • Blindness

    Blindness

    Mark Kermode and Simon Mayo discuss the merits of Blindess, a thriller in which a city is hit by an epidemic of 'white blindness'.

    Date reviewed: 21st November

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  • The Boat That Rocked

    The Boat That Rocked

    Mark Kermode's review of The Boat That Rocked, Richard Curtis' nostalgic take on pirate radio in the 1960s.

    Date reviewed: 3rd April

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  • Body of Lies

    Body of Lies

    Mark Kermode reviews Leonardo DiCaprio and Russell Crowe in Ridley Scott's spy thriller.

    Date reviewed: 21st November

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  • The Boy In The Striped Pyjamas

    The Boy In The Striped Pyjamas

    5 live's film critic Mark Kermode reviews The Boy In The Striped Pyjamas, which tells the story of the Holocaust through the eyes of a young boy. Directed by Mark Herman.

    Date reviewed: 12th September

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  • Breathing

    Breathing

    Mark Kermode reviews Breathing, a drama from first time Austrian director Karl Markovics.

    Date reviewed: 20th April 2012

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  • Brideshead Revisited

    Brideshead Revisited

    Mark Kermode reviews the film of the Evelyn Waugh book which was famously also a television series.

    Date reviewed: 3rd October

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  • Bronson

    Bronson

    Mark Kermode reviews a controversial film about the prisoner Charles Bronson, starring Tom Hardy.

    Date reviewed: 13th March

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  • Burn After Reading

    Burn After Reading

    Mark Kermode reviews the return of the Coen brothers following their Oscar glory with No Country For Old Men. They direct an all star cast including George Clooney, Brad Pitt and Tilda Swinton.

    Date reviewed: 17th October

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  • Cafe de Flore

    Cafe de Flore

    Mark Kermode reviews Cafe de Flore, a drama charting two parallel tales of unrequitted love separated by 40 years.

    Date reviewed: 11th May 2012

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  • Carancho

    Carancho

    Mark Kermode reviews Carancho, a crime drama set in Argentina, focusing on the illegal practices of lawyers who scam victims of traffic accidents.

    Date reviewed: 2 March 2012

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  • Changeling

    Changeling

    Mark Kermode reviews Changeling directed by Clint Eastwood and starring Angelina Jolie, a role for which she received a 2009 Oscar nomination.

    Date reviewed: 28th November

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  • The Class

    The Class

    Mark Kermode casts a critical eye over Laurent Cantent's film about the life of a French schoolteacher. It was the first French film to win the Palme d'Or since 1987.

    Date reviewed: 27th February

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  • Cosmopolis

    Cosmopolis

    Mark Kermode reviews David Cronenberg's latest film Cosmopolis, starring Robert Pattinson as a jaded billionaire.

    Date reviewed: 14th June 2012

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  • Creation

    Creation

    Real-life husband and wife Paul Bettany and Jennifer Connolly star in this convincing Charles Darwin biopic.

    Date reviewed: 25th September

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  • The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

    The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

    Mark Kermode reviews David Fincher's fantasy adaptation of F Scott Fitzgerald's short story, starring Brad Pitt and Cate Blanchett.

    Date reviewed: 6th February

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  • The Damned United

    The Damned United

    Mark Kermode reviews the film of Dave Peace's book about Brian Clough's ill-fated spell as manager of Leeds United, starring Michael Sheen.

    Date reviewed: 20th March

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  • Damsels in Distress

    Damsels in Distress

    Mark Kermode reviews Damsels in Distress, Whit Stillman's first feature for 13 years.

    Date reviewed: 27th April 2012

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  • Dark Horse

    Dark Horse

    Mark Kermode reviews Dark Horse. Two thirty-somethings start a romance in this comedy about the darker side of relationships.

    Date reviewed: 29th June 2012

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  • The Day the Earth Stood Still

    The Day the Earth Stood Still

    Mark Kermode reviews Keanu Reeves's big summer blockbuster, The Day The Earth Stood Still, also featuring Jennifer Connelly and Kathy Bates.

    Date reviewed: 12th December

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  • Dean Spanley

    Dean Spanley

    5 live's movie critic Mark Kermode reviews Dean Spanley, directed by Toa Fraser with Jeremy Northam, Sam Neill, Bryan Brown and Peter O'Toole.

    Date reviewed: 12th December

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  • The Decoy Bride

    The Decoy Bride

    Mark Kermode reviews The Decoy Bride, a wedding comedy set in Scotland, starring David Tenant and Kelly Macdonald.

    Date reviewed: 9th March 2012

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  • Defiance

    Defiance

    5 live's resident movie critic tells Simon Mayo what he thinks of Edward Zwick's action film starring Daniel Craig, Liev Schreiber and Jamie Bell.

    Date reviewed: 9th January

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  • District 9

    District 9

    Mark Kermode gives his opinion on Neill Blomkamp's science fiction film District 9, which sees Lord Of The Rings' director Peter Jackson return to the world of cinema as its producer.

    Date reviewed: 4th September

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  • Doubt

    Doubt

    Mark Kermode reviews Doubt, starring Meryl Streep, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Amy Adams; and directed by John Patrick Shanley.

    Date reviewed: 6th February

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  • The Duchess

    The Duchess

    Mark Kermode reviews Saul Dibb's 2008 film starring Keira Knightly, Ralph Fiennes and Charlotte Rampling.

    Date reviewed: 5th September

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  • Ecstasy

    Ecstasy

    Mark Kermode reviews Ecstasy, a drama based on a short story by Irvine Welsh. Starring Kristin Kreuk, Adam Sinclair and Billy Boyd.

    Date reviewed: 20th April 2012

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  • Eden Lake

    Eden Lake

    Mark Kermode gives his thoughts on Eden Lake, director James Watkins' British horror about a couple whose romantic break takes a turn for the worst. Starring Kelly Reilly and Michael Fassbender.

    Date reviewed: 12th September

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  • The Edge Of Love

    The Edge Of Love

    Mark Kermode reviews The Edge Of Love starring Keira Knightley , Cillian Murphy and Sienna Miller.

    Date reviewed: 20th June

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  • Elena

    Elena

    Mark Kermode reviews Elena, the tale of a Russian housewife who is denied inheritance from her critically ill husband.

    Date reviewed: 26th October 2012

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  • Elles

    Elles

    Mark Kermode reviews Elles, starring Juliette Binoche as a journalist investigating prostitution amoung female students.

    Date reviewed: 20th April 2012

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  • Even The Rain

    Even The Rain

    Mark Kermode reviews Even the Rain. A film crew shooting an account of Christopher Columbus's conquest of Bolivia find a local protest about water supplies mirrors the events in their movie.

    Date reviewed: 18th May 2012

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  • Excision

    Excision

    Boyd and Floyd review new horror comedy Excision. A disturbed student begins to act on her mis-placed dreams of becoming a surgeon.

    Date reviewed: 2nd November 2012

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  • Fast Girls

    Fast Girls

    Mark Kermode reviews Fast Girls, a feel-good sporting drama charting the rivalry between two young athletes.

    Date reviewed: 15th June 2012

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  • Fighting

    Fighting

    Mark Kermode reviews Channing Tatum's performance in Fighting, a film about a young man making his way on the New York underground fight scene.

    Date reviewed: 15th May

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  • Fish Tank

    Fish Tank

    The Good Doctor finds this gritty British council estate drama satisfying if challenging viewing.

    Date reviewed: 11th September

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  • Free Men

    Free Men

    Mark Kermode reviews Free Men, the story of an Algerian immigrant who joins the French resistance in WWII.

    Date reviewed: 25th May 2012

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  • Frost/Nixon

    Frost/Nixon

    After it received five Academy Award nominations, Mark Kermode tackles Frost/Nixon starring Michael Sheen and Frank Langella.

    Date reviewed: 23rd January

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  • Ginger and Rosa

    Ginger and Rosa

    Mark Kermode reviews Ginger & Rosa, starring Christina Hendricks, Elle Fanning and Annette Bening.

    Date reviewed: 19th October 2012

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  • Good

    Good

    Simon Mayo is joined by Jason Isaacs, who stars in Good alongside Viggo Mortensen, to review the movie.

    Date reviewed: 17th April

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  • Gone

    Gone

    Mark Kermode reviews Gone, a thriller starring Amanda Seyfried as a woman forced to confront the serial killer who previously kidnapped her.

    Date reviewed: 20th April 2012

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  • Holy Motors

    Holy Motors

    Mark Kermode reviews Holy Motors. French director Leos Carax's first feature in 13 years, the surreal tale of a man who leads multiple lives.

    Date reviewed: Friday 28th September

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  • Hope Springs

    Hope Springs

    Mark Kermode reviews Hope Springs. Tommy Lee Jones and Meryl Streep star as a couple who begin an intense counseling course after 30 years of marriage.

    Date reviewed: Friday 14th September

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  • How I Spent My Summer Vacation

    How I Spent My Summer Vacation

    Mark Kermode reviews How I Spent My Summer Vacation, starring Mel Gibson as a career criminal locked away in a Mexican prison.

    Date reviewed: 11th May 2012

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  • The Hunger Games

    The Hunger Games

    Mark Kermode reviews the sci-fi drama The Hunger Games, starring Jennifer Lawrence.

    Date reviewed: 13th April 2012

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  • Hunky Dory

    Hunky Dory

    Mark Kermode reviews Hunky Dory, set in a a school in 1976 and featuring a soundtrack of the hits of the decade.

    Date reviewed: 2 March 2012

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  • The Hunter

    The Hunter

    Mark Kermode reviews The Hunter. Martin is sent by a mysterious biotech company, to hunt for the last Tasmanian tiger.

    Date reviewed: 6 July 2012

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  • Igor

    Igor

    Mark Kermode reviews the animated tale of an ambitious hunchback featuring the voices of Myleene Klass, John Cusack and Robin Walsh.

    Date reviewed: 17th October

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  • Il Divo

    Il Divo

    Mark Kermode reviews a Biography based on the figure of former Italian Prime Minister Giulio Andreotti.

    Date reviewed: 20th March

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  • Ill Manors

    Ill Manors

    Boyd and Floyd reviewing Plan B's directorial debut, Ill Manors.

    Date reviewed: 7th June 2012

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  • Imagine That

    Imagine That

    Mark Kermode reviews Imagine That, a family comedy starring Eddie Murphy and Thomas Haden Church.

    Date reviewed: 14th August

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  • In Darkness

    In Darkness

    Mark Kermode reviews In Darkness, the story of Polish Jews who hid and lived in the sewers of Nazi-occupied Lvov.

    Date reviewed: 16 March 2012

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  • Inglourious Basterds

    Inglourious Basterds

    Mark Kermode gets cross with Quentin Tarantino once again as he tackles his sixth film, Inglourious Basterds starring Brad Pitt, Melanie Laurent and Christoph Waltz.

    Date reviewed: 14th August

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  • The International

    The International

    Mark Kermode reviews The International, a thriller directed by Tom Tykwer and starring Clive Owen, and Naomi Watts.

    Date reviewed: 27th February

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  • In Your Hands

    In your Hands

    Mark Kermode reviews In Your Hands. Kristin Scott Thomas plays a woman who falls in love with her kidnapper in this new drama from French director Lola Doillon.

    Date reviewed: 20th July 2012

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  • Is Anybody There?

    Is Anybody There?

    Mark Kermode reviews Michael Caine's performance in Is Anybody There? alongside co-star David Morrissey, who is a guest in the studio, and Stephen Fry.

    Date reviewed: 1st May

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  • Jack Goes Boating

    Jack Goes Boating

    Mark Kermode reviews Jack Goes Boating, which is directed by and stars, Philip Seymour Hoffman.

    Date reviewed: 4th November 2011

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  • JCVD

    JCVD

    Jean Claude Van Damme plays himself in JCVD, an arthouse film which takes a post-modern look at his screen persona.

    Date reviewed: 30th January

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  • Julie & Julia

    Julie & Julia

    Mark has few good things to say about Meryl Streep's depiction of Julia Child in this cookery-themed offering.

    Date reviewed: 11th September

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  • Just Another Love Story

    Just Another Love Story

    Mark Kermode reviews Just Another Love Story, a Danish neo-noir thriller by Nightwatch director Ole Bornedal.

    Date reviewed: 24th July

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  • Keep The Lights On

    Keep The Lights On

    Boyd and Floyd review Keep the Lights On, a drama set in 1997 New York. A film-maker and Lawyer start a relationship after a chance encounter.

    Date reviewed: 2nd November 2012

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  • Knowing

    Knowing

    Mark Kermode assesses Knowing featuring Nicolas Cage, described as one of the "most versatile actors of all time".

    Date reviewed: 27th March

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  • Lakeview Terrace

    Lakeview Terrace

    Mark Kermode reviews Samuel L Jackson in the thriller Lakeview Terrace, directed by Neil LaBute.

    Date reviewed: 5th December

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  • The Last House On The Left

    The Last House On The Left

    The remake of the controversial classic comes under the scrutiny of our resident horror fanatic, Dr Mark Kermode.

    Date reviewed: 12th June

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  • Liberal Arts

    Liberal Arts

    Mark Kermode reviews Liberal Arts. Josh Radnor stars as a 30-something who falls for an undergraduate at his old college.

    Date reviewed: 5th October 2012

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  • Looking For Eric

    Looking For Eric

    Mark Kermode reviews Ken Loach's tale of a football fanatic postman who gets some life coaching from the famously philosophical Eric Cantona.

    Date reviewed: 12th June

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  • The Lucky One

    The Lucky One

    Mark Kermode reviews The Lucky One, starring Zac Efron as an Iraq veteran searching for the girl in a photo he found.

    Date reviewed: 4th May 2012

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  • Marley and Me

    Marley and Me

    Mark Kermode gets very hot under the collar about David Frankel's doggy comedy starring Owen Wilson and Jennifer Aniston.

    Date reviewed: 13th March

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  • The Master

    The Master

    Mark Kermode reviews The Master. A soldier returning home from WWII becomes involved with a cult who promise to cure his emotional problems.

    Date reviewed: 16th November 2012

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  • Max Payne

    Max Payne

    Mark Kermode reviews Mark Wahlberg's performance in the film based on the computer game Max Payne.

    Date reviewed: 14th November

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  • Me and Orson Welles

    Me and Orson Welles

    Mark Kermode, reviews me and Orson Welles and thinks the uncanny resemblance between actor Christian McKay in his role as Orson Welles, combined with the classic acting skills of Zac Efron, makes Richard Linklater's biopic of the iconic film and theatre director well worth a view.

    Date reviewed: 4th December

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  • Mental

    Mental

    Mark Kermode reviews Mental. A quirky nanny is hired by the father of a group of girls after their mother has a nervous breakdown.

    Date reviewed: 16th November 2012

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  • Michael

    Michael

    Mark Kermode reviews Michael, a drama concerning a pedophile who keeps a 10 year old boy locked in his basement.

    Date reviewed: 2 March 2012

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  • Milk

    Milk

    Mark Kermode reviews the Gus Van Sant biography of gay rights activist and politician Harvey Milk, starring Sean Penn in the title role.

    Date reviewed: 23rd January

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  • Moon

    Moon

    Mark Kermode reviews sci-fi film Moon, the feature debut for director Duncan Jones starring Kevin Spacey and Sam Rockwell.

    Date reviewed: 17th July

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  • Moonrise Kingdom

    Moonrise Kingdom

    Mark Kermode reviews Moonrise Kingdom. Bruce Willis, Edward Norton, Bill Murray & Harvey Keitel star in Wes Anderson's latest offering.

    Date reviewed: 25th May 2012

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  • Mozart's Sister

    Mozart's Sister

    Al Murray and Boyd & Floyd review Mozart's Sister, an imagined account of Maria Anna Mozart's early life.

    Date reviewed: 13th April 2012

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  • My Brother The Devil

    My Brother The Devil

    Mark Kermode reviews My Brother the Devil. Two brothers from an Egyptian family living in Hackney are faced with crisis.

    Date reviewed: 9th November 2012

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  • Nick and Norah's Inifinite Playlist

    Nick and Norah's Inifinite Playlist

    Mark Kermode reviews Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist, a coming-of-age teen comedy film based upon the novel of the same name and starring Michael Cera.

    Date reviewed: 30th January

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  • Notorious

    Notorious

    Mark Kermode expands his knowledge of rap music by taking in this biography of Notorious B.I.G.

    Date reviewed: 13th February

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  • Now Is Good

    Now Is Good

    Mark Kermode reviews Now is Good. A girl dying of leukemia makes a list of things to do before she dies. Starring Dakota Fanning and Paddy Considine.

    Date reviewed: 21st September 2012

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  • Once Upon a Time in Anatolia

    Once Upon a Time in Anatolia

    Mark Kermode reviews Once upon a Time in Anatolia, a Turkish drama following the hunt for a dead body in the Anatolian steppes.

    Date reviewed: 16th March 2012

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  • Observe and Report

    Observe and Report

    Mark Kermode finds little to laugh at in Jody Hills lame comedy flick, Observe And Report.

    Date reviewed: 24th April

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  • On The Road

    On The Road

    Mark Kermode reviews On the Road, starring Garrett Hedlund, Sam Riley and Kristen Stewart. Recorded in Sheffield as part of 5 live's Octoberfest.

    Date reviewed: 12th October 2012

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  • Payback Season

    Payback Season

    Mark Kermode reviews Payback Season, the tale of a blackmailed Premiership footballer.

    Date reviewed: 9th March 2012

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  • People Like Us

    People Like Us

    Mark Kermode reviews family drama People Like Us. After the death of his father, a young man discovers he has an estranged sister.

    Date reviewed: 9th November 2012

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  • The Perks of Being a Wallflower

    The Perks of Being a Wallflower

    Mark Kermode reviews The Perks of Being a Wallflower. A shy college student is taken under the wings of two seniors. Starring Emma Watson.

    Date reviewed: 5th October 2012

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  • The Private Lives of Pippa Lee

    The Private Lives of Pippa Lee

    Mark Kermode reviews the drama starring Robin Wright Penn, Keanu Reeves and Alan Arkin.

    Date reviewed: 10th July

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  • Public Enemies

    Public Enemies

    Mark Kermode finds a familiar if predictable pattern with Michael Mann's Public Enemies.

    Date reviewed: 3rd July

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  • Quantum Of Solace

    Quantum Of Solace

    Mark Kermode reviews Daniel Craig's second performance as 007 in the 22nd Bond film, which follows on from 2006's Casino Royale.

    Date reviewed: 24th October

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  • Red Lights

    Red Lights

    Mark Kermode reviews Red Lights, a supernatural thriller starring Robert De Niro as a psychic who is investigated by a team of psychologists.

    Date reviewed:14th June 2012

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  • Red Tails

    Red Tails

    Boyd and Floyd review Red Tails.

    Date reviewed:7th June 2012

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  • Revolutionary Road

    Revolutionary Road

    Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet are reunited on screen for the first time since Titanic in Sam Mendes' Revolutionary Road. So what do the good doctors Mark Kermode and Simon Mayo make of it?

    Date reviewed: 30th January

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  • Rock of Ages

    Rock of Ages

    Mark Kermode reviews Rock of Ages. A rom com set in 1987, featuring an all-star cast and a soundtrack of hit songs from the '80s.

    Date reviewed: 14th June 2012

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  • A Royal Affair

    A Royal Affair

    Mark Kermode reviews A Royal Affair, a romantic historical drama from Danish director Nikolaj Arcel.

    Date reviewed: 15th June 2012

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  • Rust and Bone

    Rust and Bone

    Boyd and Floyd review French drama Rust and Bone. A man befriends a killer whale trainer who he must care for after an horrific accident.

    Date reviewed: 2 November 2012

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  • Salmon Fishing in the Yemen

    Salmon Fishing in the Yemen

    Mark Kermode reviews Salmon Fishing in the Yemen, a rom com set in the Middle East. Starring Ewan McGregor & Emily Blunt.

    Date reviewed: 20th April 2012

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  • The Sapphires

    The Sapphires

    Mark Kermode reviews musical comedy The Sapphires. In 1968 a group of Aboriginal singers start an all-girl group and are sent to Vietnam to entertain the troops.

    Date reviewed: 9th November 2012

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  • Savages

    Savages

    Mark Kermode reviews Savages. A pair of Californian cannabis growers fight a Mexican drug cartel in Oliver Stone's latest ultra-violent thriller.

    Date reviewed: 21st September 2012

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  • Savage Grace

    Savage Grace

    Mark Kermode reviews Tom Kalin's drama featuring performances by Julianne Moore, Stephen Dillane and Anne Reid.

    Date reviewed: 11th July

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  • The Secret Life of Bees

    The Secret Life of Bees

    Mark Kermode reviews The Secret Life Of Bees, directed by Gina Prince-Bythewood and starring Dakota Fanning, Queen Latifah and Jennifer Hudson.

    Date reviewed: 5th December

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  • She Monkeys

    She Monkeys

    Mark Kermode reviews She Monkeys, a Swedish film charting the unusual relationship between two young women.

    Date reviewed: 18th May 2012

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  • Sherlock Holmes

    Sherlock Holmes

    Mark reviews Guy Ritchie's take on the Victorian detective, starring Robert Downie Junior and Jude Law.

    Date reviewed: 18th December

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  • Silent House

    Silent House

    Mark Kermode reviews Silent House, starring Elizabeth Olsen as a woman trapped in a remote house and forced to relive her worst nightmare.

    Date reviewed: 4th May 2012

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  • Sister

    Sister

    Mark Kermode reviews French drama Sister. Set at a ski resort, a young boy is forced to steal from tourists to support his sister.

    Date reviewed: 26th October 2012

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  • Slumdog Millionaire

    Slumdog Millionaire

    Mark Kermode reviews Danny Boyle's film about a Mumbai teen growing up in the slums. Featuring Dev Patel and Frieda Pinto.

    Date reviewed: 9th January

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  • Snow White And The Huntsman

    Snow White and the Huntsman

    Mark Kermode reviews Snow White and the Huntsman. Kristen Stewart, Chris Hemsworth and Charlize Theron star in this re-imagined version of the classic fairytale.

    Date reviewed: 31st May 2012

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  • The Soloist

    The Soloist

    We're entering awards season, and here come the worthy films "for your consideration" - but too much of this feels like a TV movie.

    Date reviewed: 25th September

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  • The Source

    The Source

    Mark Kermode reviews The Source. Set in a North African village, this drama tells the story of local women who go on 'love strike' against their cruel husbands.

    Date reviewed: 18th May 2012

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  • State of Play

    State of Play

    Mark Kermode reviews the big-screen adaptation of the television series, which stars Russell Crowe.

    Date reviewed: 24th April

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  • StreetDance 2

    StreetDance 2

    Mark Kermode reviews StreetDance 2, starring Tom Conti and George Sampson from Britains Got Talent.

    Date reviewed: 30th March 2012

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  • The Sweeney

    The Sweeney

    Mark Kermode reviews The Sweeney, based on the classic '70s TV show set in the London Metropolitan Police's Flying Squad department, who specialise in cracking down on violent crime.

    Date reviewed: 14th September 2012

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  • Synecdoche, NY

    Synecdoche, NY

    Mark Kermode reviews Charlie Kaufman's directorial debut, Synecdoche, NY, starring Philip Seymour Hoffman.

    Date reviewed: 15th May

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  • Taken

    Taken

    Mark Kermode and Simon Mayo have some fun reviewing Liam Neeson's thriller Taken.

    Date reviewed: 26th September

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  • Taken 2

    Taken 2

    Mark Kermode reviews Taken 2. Liam Neeson stars as an ex-CIA agent whose family are kidnapped whilst on holiday in Istanbul.

    Date reviewed: 5th October 2012

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  • The Box

    The Box

    Mark Kermode, reviews The Box by Richard Kelly. With James Marsden, Gillian Jacobs, Cameron Diaz. A small wooden box arrives on the doorstep of a married couple, who know that opening it will grant them a million dollars and kill someone they don't know

    Date reviewed: 4th December

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  • The Future

    The Future

    Mark Kermode reviews The Future, which is written by and stars Miranda July.

    Date reviewed: 4th November 2011

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  • The Limits Of Control

    The Limits Of Control

    Mark reviews the Jim Jarmusch's story of a mysterious loner whose activities remain meticulously outside the law.

    Date reviewed: 11th December

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  • The Righteous Kill

    The Righteous Kill

    Mark Kermode reviews The Righteous Kill, in which Robert De Niro and Al Pacino are on screen for the first time since 1995's Heat.

    Date reviewed: 26th September

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  • The Twilight Saga: New Moon

    The Twilight Saga: New Moon

    After enjoying the franchise's debut, how does Mark Kermode rate the second installment of the world-conquering vampire love story, The Twilight Saga: New Moon?

    Date reviewed: 20th November

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  • Twilight Saga

    The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2

    Mark Kermode reviews the latest installment of the Twilight franchise: Breaking Dawn - Part 2. Starring Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart.

    Date reviewed: 16th November 2012

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  • Then She Found Me

    Then She Found Me

    Mark Kermode tells Simon Mayo what he made of Helen Hunt's directorial debut, Then She Found Me. The film stars Hunt alongside Matthew Broderick, Colin Firth and Bette Midler.

    Date reviewed: 17th September

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  • The Time Traveler's Wife

    The Time Traveler's Wife

    Mark Kermode reviews Robert Schwentke's romantic drama about a Chicago librarian with a gene that causes him to involuntarily time-travel. Starring Eric Bana and based on the book by Audrey Niffenegger.

    Date reviewed: 14th August

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  • Tiny Furniture

    Tiny Furniture

    Mark Kermode reviews Tiny Furniture, a new comedy following the trials of a film school graduate after returning home.

    Date reviewed: 29th March 2012

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  • Twilight

    Twilight

    Mark Kermode reviews the teen vampire movie based on the cult book of the same name by Stephenie Meyer.

    Date reviewed: 19th December

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  • Two Lovers

    Two Lovers

    Mark Kermode reviews the romantic drama starring Joaquin Phoenix and Gwyneth Paltrow, directed by James Gray and loosely based on Dostoevsky's White Nights.

    Date reviewed: 27th March

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  • Untouchable

    Untouchable

    Mark Kermode reviews Untouchable, the story of a rich quadriplegic who takes on a young offender as his carer.

    Date reviewed: 21st September 2012

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  • Valkyrie

    Valkyrie

    Mark Kermode reviews Tom Cruise in Bryan Singer's Valkyrie, a film about a plot to assassinate Hitler.

    Date reviewed: 23rd January

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  • Waltz with Bashir

    Waltz with Bashir

    Mark Kermode gives his opinion of Ari Folman's animated documentary into the horrors of the 1982 Lebanon war.

    Date reviewed: 21st November

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  • Watchmen

    Watchmen

    Mark Kermode reviews Watchmen, Zack Snyder's adaptation of the cult classic graphic novel from Alan Moore.

    Date reviewed: 6th March

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  • The Wave

    The Wave

    Mark Kermode reviews The Wave, a German thriller based around a high school teacher's attempts to teach his class about life under a dictatorship.

    Date reviewed: 17th September

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  • We Bought A Zoo

    We Bought A Zoo

    Mark Kermode reviews the sickly-sweet We Bought a Zoo, starring Matt Damon and Scarlett Johansson.

    Date reviewed: 16th March 2012

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  • The Weekend

    Weekend

    Mark Kermode reviews Weekend, a love story between two men written and directed by Andrew Haigh.

    Date reviewed: 4th November 2011

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  • What To Expect When You're Expecting

    What To Expect When You're Expecting

    Mark Kermode reviews What to Expect When You're Expecting, a new rom-com with an all star cast including Jennifer Lopez and Cameron Diaz.

    Date reviewed: 25th May 2012

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  • Where The Wild Things Are

    Where The Wild Things Are

    Mark Kermode gives a thumbs-up for the Spike Jonze adaptation of the hugely-popular children's book, Where the Wild Things Are.

    Date reviewed: 11th December

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  • The White Ribbon

    The White Ribbon

    Mark Kermode reviews Michael Haneke's disturbing and moving film set in Germany in 1913 amid a climate of suspicion. It was the winner of the Palme d'Or in Cannes in 2009.

    Date reviewed: 13th November

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  • The Wrestler

    The Wrestler

    Mark Kermode assesses the return of Mickey Rourke in The Wrestler.

    Date reviewed: 16th January

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  • Wuthering Heights

    Wuthering Heights

    Mark Kermode reviews Andrea Arnold's adaptation of Emily Bronte's classic novel, Wuthering Heights.

    Date reviewed: 11 November 2011

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  • The Young Victoria

    The Young Victoria

    Mark Kermode reviews a film about Victoria, a teenager who would become Queen Victoria and sees another side to her in Emily Blunt's performance.

    Date reviewed: 6th March

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  • Your Sister's Sister

    Your Sister's Sister

    Mark Kermode reviews Your Sister's Sister. Emily Blunt and Mark Duplass star in this comedy about sibling rivalry and romance.

    Date reviewed: 29th June 2012

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    Mark Kemrode

    Check out Mark's video blog to discover the things that most fire him up about cinema.

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