Anthony Quinn

Anthony Quinn is The Independent's Film Critic.

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Film review: You're Next (18)

Director Adam Wingard's previous film was called A Horrible Way to Die, which fairly encapsulates the spirit of his new one.

Film review: Bonjour Tristesse (PG)

Otto Preminger's 1958 adaptation of François Sagan's novel seems now both of its time and ahead of it. Jean Seberg, radiant with the gamine sexiness Preminger had used to advantage in his film of Saint Joan, is just the right mixture of spoilt and insecure as Cecile, a teenage girl whose machinations lead to doom.

Film review: Pain & Gain (15)

To call this the best movie of Michael Bay's career is to measure it against a pretty dire charge-sheet: Bad Boys, Pearl Harbor and the Transformers trilogy are enough to damn him to the Hades of Hollywood (quite a full membership). In Pain & Gain, he at least tries something different, a freakish black comedy based on a Miami Times reporter's true crime story from 1994-95.

Aaron Johnson and Chloe Moretz in Kick-Ass 2
Kirsten Dunst, centre, in 'Bachelorette'

Film review: Bachelorette (15)

Eager to chow down a slice of the Bridesmaids cake, this wedding comedy regurgitates something hard, coarse and fantastically unpleasant.

Film review: When the Dragon Swallowed the Sun (15)

Dirk Simon's documentary about the Chinese occupation of Tibet is a study in the limits of protest – and the limits of protest cinema. The gradual erosion of Tibetan culture has found little purchase in the West, Richard Gere's campaigning aside.

Film review: Kuma (12A)

Umut Dag's drama of exile is a sombre and haunting slow-burner. At a wedding party in rural Turkey 19-year-old Ayse (Begüm Akkaya) is hitched to a handsome groom and carted off to his expat parents' home in Vienna.

Film review: Call Girl (18)

Stockholm, the election year of 1976, and beneath a new program of apparent liberalization the powers that be still exert an insidious grip.

Film review: Planes (U)

A spin-off from Pixar's Cars, this Disney-built animation is a pretty mediocre flying experience, not quite Ryanair but distinctly second-rate.

Out of gas: Denzel Washington and Mark Wahlberg fail to load up on
laughs in '2 Guns'

Film review: 2 Guns (15)

Like the Eighties never went away. Take two antagonistic characters – say, Eddie Murphy and Nick Nolte in 48 Hours, or Robert De Niro and Charles Grodin in Midnight Run – insert them into a semi-comic action thriller, and wait for the buddy chemistry to spark.

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