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Thirst

  • 4 stars
  • 2009
  • South Korea
  • 133 min
  • 18
  • Directed by: Park Chan-wook
  • Cast: Kang ho Song, Ok Vin Kim, Hae Sook Kim

Another vampire film, this time from 'Oldboy' master Wook. Admittedly overlong and occasionally disjointed, the film nevertheless offers a bold new take on the genre that's wickedly amusing and strangely moving.

31 North 62 East

  • 2009
  • UK
  • 99 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Tristan Loraine
  • Cast: John Rhys-Davies, Marina Sirtis

Psychological thriller.

Thomas & Friends: Hero of the Rails

  • 2009
  • UK
  • 60 min
  • U
  • Directed by: Greg Tiernan
  • Cast: Voices of Martin Sherman, William Hope, Togo Igawa

More action from everyone's favourite anthropomorphic Tank Engine and his pals.

The Thorn in the Heart

  • 3 stars
  • 2009
  • France
  • E
  • Directed by: Michel Gondry
  • Written by: Michel Gondry
  • Cast: Suzette Gondry, Jean-Yves Gondry

Challenging and eccentric documentary by Michel Gondry (Be Kind Rewind, The Science of Sleep, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind) in which old secrets are uncovered as Gondry travels with his ageing aunt. More therapy than filmmaking, it is still worth catching.

3 Idiots

  • 2009
  • India
  • 135 min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Rajkumar Hirani
  • Cast: Aamir Khan, Kareena Kapoor, R Madhavan, Sharman Joshi, Boman Irani, Omi Vaidya, Mona Singh, Parikshit Sahni

A knockabout comedy journey of two friends searching for their third amigo - Bollywood-style.

Three and a Half Lives of Phillip Wetu

  • 2009
  • Namibia
  • 60 min
  • 12
  • Directed by: Richard Pakleppa

The story of Phillip, an attractive IT professional whose multiple sexual congresses get him into a spot of hot water. But how does it end? The audience gets to decide Phillip's fate, choosing from one of eight possible endings.

Thursday's Widows (Las viudas de los jueves)

  • 2009
  • Argentina/Spain
  • 122 min
  • Directed by: Marcelo Piñeyro
  • Cast: Rafael Aieta, Ernesto Alterio, Juan Diego Botto

Secrets begin to leak from a seemingly perfect gated community.

Tibet in Song

  • 2009
  • US
  • 86 min
  • Directed by: Ngawang Choephel

This documentary focuses on the music of traditional Tibetan culture. Director Choephel was incarcerated for his efforts, released after seven years of campaigning.

The Time That Remains

  • 2009
  • UK/Italy/Belgium/France
  • 109 min
  • Directed by: Elia Suleiman
  • Written by: Elia Suleiman
  • Cast: Ali Suliman, Saleh Bakri, Elia Suleiman

A semi-autobiographical story about a family in Nazareth, and the creation of Israel.

The Time That Remains (Chronicle of a Present Absentee)

  • 3 stars
  • 2009
  • UK/Italy/Belgium/France
  • 109 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Elia Suleiman
  • Cast: Elia Suleiman, Saleh Bakri, Samar Qudha Tanus

Suleiman again interweaves the personal and the political in the third film in his wryly observed Palestinian trilogy. Inspired by his own memories, his father's diaries and his mother's letters to exiled relatives, this eloquently conveys the absurdity of everyday existence for Palestinian citizens in Israel.

The Time Traveler's Wife

  • 3 stars
  • 2009
  • US
  • 107 min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Robert Schwentke
  • Written by: Jeremy Leven, Bruce Joel Rubin, Audrey Niffenegger
  • Cast: Eric Bana, Rachel McAdams, Ron Livingston

Sturdy adaptation of Audrey Niffenegger's best selling novel about a time travelling librarian and the more grounded love of his life. Bana and MacAdams are well cast and Schwentke's execution of a complicated timeline is admirable, but the screenplay is lacking in oomph and passion.

Time Trip: The Curse of the Viking Witch

  • 2009
  • Denmark
  • 92 min
  • 12a
  • Directed by: Morgens H Christiansen
  • Cast: Jonas Wandschneider, Clara Maria Bahamondes, Jakob Cedergren

After young Valdemar crashes his father's car, he's desperate to avoid getting into trouble for it. Naturally, his strategy is to involve local physicist Benedict and his time machine and attempt to go back to the past and undo the damage. Unfortunately, he ends up in tenth-century Denmark dealing with witches and…

Timmy Time

  • 2009
  • UK
  • Cast: Voices of Kate Harbour, Justin Fletcher, Louis Jones

The madcap adventures of the little sheep with a lot to learn.

Tinker Bell and the Lost Treasure

  • 2009
  • US
  • 81 min
  • U
  • Directed by: Klay Hall
  • Written by: Evan Spiliotopoulos
  • Cast: Mae Whitman, Jesse McCartney, Raven-Symoné, Lucy Liu, Kristin Chenoweth, Angela Bartys, Anjelica Huston

Animated 'Peter Pan' sequel as Tinker Bell travels to the far north of Never Land.

Tiny Joys

  • 2009
  • Hungary
  • 67 min
  • E
  • Directed by: Ibolya Bálint

In small-town Transylvania, ordinary people have ordinary problems. Seeking solutions, they each turn to the same resource: the local classified ads, which seem to offer an answer for everyone… From this simple premise emerges a keenly observed comedy of manners, in which normal people become embroiled in hilarious…

To Each Her Own

  • 2009
  • Canada
  • 109 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Heather Tobin
  • Cast: Hannah Hogan, Tracy Rae, Shaughnessy Redden

Tobin scripted, produced, shot and edited her debut film, a coming out tale of a young married woman who falls for out and proud lesbian Casey.

To Shoot an Elephant

  • 2009
  • Spain
  • 112 min
  • Directed by: Alberto Arce/Mohammad Rujailah

This risk-taking documentary follows the lives of Palestinians under attack on the Gaza Strip.

Tormented

  • 1 star
  • 2009
  • UK
  • 91 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Jon Wright
  • Written by: Stephen Prentice
  • Cast: Alex Pettyfer, Sophie Wu, April Pearson, Calvin Dean, Dimitri Leonidas, Tom Hopper, Georgia King, Tuppence Middleton

Poorly pitched secondary school comedy horror in which pupils getting mysteriously killed off after the recent death of the school fat kid. F-grade.

A Town Called Panic

  • 3 stars
  • 2009
  • Belgium/Luxembourg/France
  • 75 min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Stéphane Aubier, Vincent Patar
  • Written by: Stéphane Aubier, Vincent Patar
  • Cast: Jeanne Balibar (Voice), Nicolas Buysse (Voice), Véronique Dumont (Voice)

Gloriously silly if somewhat relentlessly frantic spin-off of the Belgian series of the same name following best friends Cowboy, Indian and Horse on a series of ridiculous adventures including an encounter with a giant robot penguin and a voyage to the centre of the earth.

Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen

  • 2009
  • US
  • 146 min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Michael Bay
  • Written by: Ehren Kruger, Roberto Orci, Alex Kurtzman
  • Cast: Shia LaBeouf, Megan Fox, Josh Duhamel, Tyrese Gibson, John Turturro

Sam Witwicky (LaBeouf) again joins with the Autobots against their sworn enemies, the Decepticons.

Trash Humpers

  • 2 stars
  • 2009
  • US
  • 78 min
  • 18
  • Directed by: Harmony Korine
  • Written by: Harmony Korine
  • Cast: Paul Booker, Dave Cloud, Chris Cofton

A series of vignettes about a trio of rednecks who pass the time by dry-humping dustbins, performing fellatio on tree branches and pleasuring themselves in any way possible. Although influenced by films like 'The Blair Witch Project' and 'Paranormal Activity', it remains abrasive, repetitive and downright tedious.

Triangle

  • 2 stars
  • 2009
  • Australia
  • 98 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Christopher Smith
  • Written by: Christopher Smith
  • Cast: Melissa George, Liam Hemsworth, Rachael Carpani

Single mother Jess (George) joins Greg (Michael Dorman) for a day aboard a yacht, but following a sudden storm she's forced to board an ocean liner she feels she has visited before, with violent consequences. A psychological thriller with supernatural elements, the film is designed to chill and keep you guessing but is…

The Trotsky

  • 2009
  • Canada
  • 120 min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Jacob Tierney
  • Written by: Jacob Tierney
  • Cast: Jay Baruchel, Emily Hampshire, Colm Feore, Saul Rubinek, Michael Murphy

Leon Bronstein's teenage identity crisis differs from those of his peers, as he believes himself to be the reincarnation of Soviet iconoclast Leon Trotsky. After he is punished for taking part in a hunger strike at his father's factory, he gathers together a band of disenchated youths to see if they can change the world…

Trucker

  • 3 stars
  • 2009
  • US
  • 92 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: James Mottern
  • Cast: Michelle Monaghan, Jimmy Bennett, Nathan Fillion

Beautiful trucker Diane (Monaghan) must face up to some harsh realities when her 11-year-old son arrives on her doorstep. With Monaghan utterly convincing as the film's foul-mouthed, foul-tempered protagonist, first time filmmaker Mottern's interesting little drama is light on incident but big on character and manages to…