Fair films: Every One-Star Film Ever Reviewed in Halliwell's Film Guides--Part I (ALL those in 'The Movies That Matter' and alphabetically in the last annual Film Guide, in 2008, from A to 'Lonesome')

The British film critic Leslie Halliwell (1929-1989) was one of the most devoted to his craft, and was notorious as one of the harshest, particularly of films from the 70's and 80's. Being Canadian and surrounded by film review guides that are quite American-centered and Hollywood-centric, I was refreshed, years ago, to find a guide that reviewed more films of British, European and World cinema that guides I had previously been able to find had, at the very best, only scratched the surface of. Now, in looking at the Wikipedia page about his life, I see that all of his Top Ten movies (topped by 'Citizen Kane') were from 1931-1946, probably MY favourite period of cinema as well. But be…

  • Comedy of Power
  • Air Guitar Nation
  • Aliens vs Predator: Requiem
  • When Did You Last See Your Father?
  • As You Like It
  • Assembly
  • Battle for Haditha
  • Bee Movie
  • Black Water
  • The Boss of It All
  • Brick Lane
  • Love Songs
  • Charlie Wilson's War
  • Children of Glory
  • Chromophobia
  • Closing the Ring
  • Cloverfield
  • Clubland
  • A Crude Awakening
  • Disturbia
  • Earth
  • Evening
  • Female Agents
  • Flight of the Red Balloon
  • Frontier(s)
  • Garage
  • The Golden Compass
  • Half Moon
  • Hallam Foe
  • Halloween
  • Hannah Montana & Miley Cyrus: Best of Both Worlds Concert
  • I Have Never Forgotten You: The Life & Legacy of Simon Wiesenthal
  • In Bruges
  • In Search of a Midnight Kiss
  • In The Hands Of The Gods
  • Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull
  • The Invasion
  • Iron Man
  • KM 31: Kilometer 31
  • The Last Legion
  • Legacy
  • Lonesome Jim
  • The Lookout
  • Man in the Chair
  • Man of the Year
  • Memories of Matsuko
  • Moliere
  • Mongol: The Rise of Genghis Khan
  • My Blueberry Nights
  • My Brother Is an Only Child
  • The Nines
  • Requiem from Java
  • Outpost
  • The Oxford Murders
  • Paris, Je T'Aime
  • Penelope
  • Priceless
  • Princess
  • Razzle Dazzle: A Journey into Dance
  • Resident Evil: Extinction
  • Rocket Science
  • Saw IV
  • Shotgun Stories
  • Silent Light
  • Smart People
  • Stop-Loss
  • Superbad
  • Surf's Up
  • 10,000 BC
  • Terror's Advocate
  • The Snake
  • Transformers
  • Transylvania
  • True North
  • U2 3D
  • Underdog
  • A Very British Gangster
  • The Waiting Room
  • Waitress
  • Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story
  • The Walker
  • War
  • We Are Together
  • We Own the Night
  • Welcome to the Sticks
  • The Yacoubian Building
  • Year of the Dog
  • You, the Living
  • You Kill Me
  • Stardust
  • Things We Lost in the Fire
  • Timber Falls
  • Tough Enough
  • A.I. Artificial Intelligence
  • AKA
  • Where the Heart Is
  • Charge!
  • Fat Girl
  • À propos de Nice
  • A-Haunting We Will Go