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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
3/4 88% Advanced Style (2014) " "Advanced Style" is appropriately fun, frivolous and baroquely ornamented by its subjects who sing, perform, model and occasionally sound like teenagers, while dressing a lot better. " ‐ Newsday
Posted Oct 16, 2014
3.5/4 97% 20,000 Days on Earth (2014) " Singular exercise in self-indulgence, introspection and tongue-in-cheekiness by the solemn and magnetic Cave. " ‐ Newsday
Posted Oct 16, 2014
79% Fury (2014) " Does charisma trump psychosis? That will be one of the questions raised by director David Ayer's volatile, defiantly iconoclastic Fury. " ‐ Wall Street Journal
Posted Oct 16, 2014
69% Camp X-Ray (2014) " An obvious but strongly humanist drama from first-time feature maker Peter Sattler. " ‐ Wall Street Journal
Posted Oct 16, 2014
75% Kill the Messenger (2014) " If the screenplay to "Kill the Messenger" were a news story, any capable copydesk would have kicked it back to the reporter-not for a shortage of facts, but a lack of dramatic soul. " ‐ Wall Street Journal
Posted Oct 9, 2014
74% St. Vincent (2014) " Naturally, Mr. Murray is a joy to watch. And he has brought so much joy to so many grumpy people he deserves whatever accolades he can accrue, even for a career-assessment comedy like "St. Vincent." " ‐ Wall Street Journal
Posted Oct 9, 2014
96% Whiplash (2014) " "Whiplash" will instill not just respect but awe. It also happens to feature a pair of performances that eclipse all else around them. " ‐ Wall Street Journal
Posted Oct 9, 2014
3/4 89% The Blue Room (2014) " Tense, intriguing and will keep the viewer off-balance. " ‐ Newsday
Posted Oct 9, 2014
1.5/4 36% Hector And The Search For Happiness (2014) " A movie bearing as faux-naive a title as this has to make a pretty good case for itself. This it decidedly does not do. " ‐ Newsday
Posted Oct 2, 2014
2.5/4 93% Pride (2014) " Feel-good. Also, manipulative. And pandering. " ‐ Newsday
Posted Oct 2, 2014
2/4 53% The Zero Theorem (2014) " Gives one the sense that the ex-Monty Python-ite thinks he's at a filmmaker version of the Last Chance Saloon, manufacturing and recycling as fast as he can. " ‐ Newsday
Posted Sep 25, 2014
2.5/4 87% The Skeleton Twins (2014) " Even with performers as likable as Hader and Wiig, and characters as likable as Milo and Maggie, sympathy should be earned. Like an cocksure banker, Johnson takes our investment for granted. " ‐ Newsday
Posted Sep 25, 2014
3/4 58% My Old Lady (2014) " What starts as an elaborate sitcom becomes an emotionally substantial tragicomedy. " ‐ Newsday
Posted Sep 18, 2014
4/4 96% Last Days in Vietnam (2014) " Inspiring and thrilling. " ‐ Newsday
Posted Sep 11, 2014
2.5/4 90% Wetlands (2014) " Graphic, occasionally disgusting but sweet-natured and liberated. " ‐ Newsday
Posted Sep 11, 2014
3/4 29% The Last Of Robin Hood (2014) " Terrific performances help mine the poignancy in a legendary tabloid story. " ‐ Newsday
Posted Sep 5, 2014
78% The Cosmopolitans: Season One (TV, 2014) " Like the errant offspring of Edith Wharton and Luis Buñuel, he [Stillman] takes artifice to an uncomfortable place, and sees privilege as a gateway to anxiety. When his characters are out of their element, it means trouble. Or, at the very least, unease. " ‐ Wall Street Journal
Posted Sep 2, 2014
66% Life Of Crime (2014) " There's a pronounced lack of tension in this feature by director Daniel Schechter, who has to deal with a storyline that is, unfortunately, not Mr. Leonard's strongest. " ‐ Wall Street Journal
Posted Aug 28, 2014
99% Starred Up (2014) " Audiences, the less squeamish at least, will benefit from Mr. Mackenzie's ability to wring white-knuckling tension out of Mr. Asser's intelligent story. " ‐ Wall Street Journal
Posted Aug 28, 2014
36% The November Man (2014) " [An] engaging, fast-paced and ultimately ludicrous combo of espionage and mayhem ... " ‐ Wall Street Journal
Posted Aug 28, 2014
72% The Notebook (2014) " Szasz keeps the kids at such an emotional distance that even their notebook -- in which their father has commanded they commit everything they do, and think - does little to generate much emotional investment. " ‐ Wall Street Journal
Posted Aug 28, 2014
B 100% I Am A Knife With Legs " After all the huffing and puffing, Jones and Co. have created an original work of comedy, and an outsider movie with real sense of itself. " ‐ indieWIRE
Posted Aug 18, 2014
35% The Giver (2014) " For much of the movie, viewers will be asking themselves where the conflict is. And, by extension, the drama. " ‐ Wall Street Journal
Posted Aug 18, 2014
71% Dinosaur 13 (2014) " In his eagerness to create a David-and-Goliath story, and with his distractingly pro-BHI bias, Mr. Miller fails to ask a lot of questions. " ‐ Wall Street Journal
Posted Aug 18, 2014
93% Frank (2014) " "Frank" is a genuine original in a summer sea of sameness, and a darkly comedic manifesto against the cultural status quo. " ‐ Wall Street Journal
Posted Aug 18, 2014
No Score Yet Heartbreakers: Season 1 (TV, 2014) " Just when you thought reality television had exhausted all its options, along comes the joyously cheesy Heartbreakers to prove that age cannot wither, nor custom stale, its infinite variety. " ‐ Wall Street Journal
Posted Aug 14, 2014
88% The Knick: Season 1 (TV, 2014) " This reviewer watched seven hourlong episodes in 24 hours, finding it as addictive as Dr. Thackery (Clive Owen) does his morning injections. " ‐ Wall Street Journal
Posted Aug 8, 2014
3.5/4 89% Calvary (2014) " It doesn't confront church scandal-priestly crime; it stares into the spiritual void that has been left in its wake. What stares back is lurid, soulless and damned. " ‐ Newsday
Posted Aug 7, 2014
3.5/4 63% Mood Indigo (2014) " A mad mix of what Tex Avery, Rube Goldberg and the silent-film fantasist Georges Melies might have come up with if they'd put their feverish heads together. " ‐ Newsday
Posted Jul 31, 2014
10% Woo (1998) " A painfully graceless comedy that reworks After Midnight, Blind Date and Booty Call into something monstrous and untoward. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Jul 26, 2014
2/4 52% I Origins (2014) " Makes a too obvious attempt to repeat [Cahill's] previous effort, wanting to be spooky and ending up soggy. " ‐ Newsday
Posted Jul 24, 2014
2/4 72% Alive Inside (2014) " The movie hovers between diatribe and misplaced diplomacy. At certain times, you want to ask Rossato-Bennett "What's the problem?" " ‐ Newsday
Posted Jul 24, 2014
2% Getaway (2013) " It's all you can do not to laugh. Oh, go ahead. But be forewarned that there are many miles to go before we get to the end and it will feel like an eternity before any of it makes sense. " ‐ Wall Street Journal
Posted Jul 22, 2014
2/4 46% Wish I Was Here (2014) " What's it about? Everything and nothing. Seriously: If wishes were horses, one would have walked into the movie and told us what exactly Braff thought was going on. " ‐ Newsday
Posted Jul 17, 2014
3.5/4 88% Siddharth (2014) " Part of what makes "Siddharth" so troubling and moving is the difficulty we have situating our sympathies. " ‐ Newsday
Posted Jul 17, 2014
3.5/4 98% A Summer's Tale (2014) " For all his seeming facility with the opposite sex, Gaspard is really a romantic idiot. And aren't we all, Rohmer suggests. " ‐ Newsday
Posted Jul 10, 2014
99% A Hard Day's Night (1964) " The results remain pop perfection. " ‐ Wall Street Journal
Posted Jul 7, 2014
91% Venus in Fur (2014) " The couple's movie-long pas de deux, during which time a reversal of roles takes place and the inner Thomas is exposed to the world (us), is staged with delicious irony and ingenuity by Mr. Polanski " ‐ Wall Street Journal
Posted Jul 7, 2014
24% Tammy (2014) " The movie's principal intention is to make you laugh at a loser, and revel in scenes from which polite people would instinctively turn away. " ‐ Wall Street Journal
Posted Jul 7, 2014
48% Earth to Echo (2014) " Unlike the very successful Spanish horror thriller [Rec] or even the nausea-inducing Cloverfield, which Echo more closely resembles, this film doesn't maintain a consistent point of view or any logic about what's on screen. " ‐ Wall Street Journal
Posted Jul 7, 2014
3.5/4 95% Snowpiercer (2014) " A rococo exercise in mayhem, boldfaced allegory and ramped-up chaos. It's a summer movie with a social conscience. " ‐ Newsday
Posted Jul 2, 2014
2/4 48% Le Chef (2014) " "Le Chef" is vaguely reassuring proof that the French can make comedies as silly as ours -- which, of course, they do, though the films usually don't make it onto the menu here. " ‐ Newsday
Posted Jun 26, 2014
A 100% Point and Shoot (2014) " Via his subject's idiosyncracies... Curry starts to weave a subtle, but nonetheless eloquent critique not just of one man's compulsions, but a culture's. " ‐ indieWIRE
Posted Jun 23, 2014
2.5/4 88% Obvious Child (2014) " Virtue and vulgarity fight to a draw via a film that should put the vivacious Jenny Slate and director Gillian Robespierre on everyone's indie radar. " ‐ Newsday
Posted Jun 19, 2014
3.5/4 83% Violette (2014) " Frank, harsh, emotionally harrowing and, much like its subject, difficult. " ‐ Newsday
Posted Jun 19, 2014
3.5/4 97% We Are the Best! (2014) " It's a title that makes quite a statement. Few viewers will be inclined to argue. " ‐ Newsday
Posted Jun 12, 2014
3/4 56% The Signal (2014) " Amid all the self-conscious virtuosity, certain things are right. " ‐ Newsday
Posted Jun 12, 2014
97% Orange is the New Black: Season 2 (TV, 2014) " The new [season] can be summed up by Natasha Lyonne's [line] upon Piper's return to Litchfield. "Glad to see you evolving... and getting past the whole 'I'm-the-star-of-my-own-movie-and-everyone-else's' complex." But she is evolving. And so is the show. " ‐ Wall Street Journal
Posted Jun 6, 2014
73% Murder in the First: Season 1 " Among the things one notices about the new Murder in the First is that it's not in his customary New York or Los Angeles but San Francisco and, unlike that city, is as flat as a pancake. " ‐ Wall Street Journal
Posted Jun 6, 2014
44% Power: Season 1 (TV, 2014) " Everyone seems to be imitating someone they saw in another gangster movie. It would be funny, if it weren't quite so tedious. " ‐ Wall Street Journal
Posted Jun 6, 2014
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