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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
6% Home Sweet Hell (2015) " The kind of blithely confident, creatively impoverished dud that leaves you slightly stunned someone greenlit it, the movie has the distinction of feeling like a bad idea from its very first frames ... " ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Mar 9, 2015
11% Unfinished Business (2015) " Unfinished Business will seem woefully familiar to most anyone who's been to a movie theater - or taken a long plane ride - over the past 10 years. " ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Mar 4, 2015
No Score Yet Cronies " None of the three main characters come alive as particularly rich or compelling either in their machismo-fueled banter or their confessional moments, and the dynamics of jealousy and affection between them register mostly as half-baked. " ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Jan 25, 2015
28% The Wedding Ringer (2015) " The whiff of stale leftovers ... hangs over the movie from start to finish. " ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Jan 15, 2015
28% Elsa & Fred (2014) " This misfire of a cornball romance is so tone-deaf, so utterly lacking in screwball snap and visual punch, that viewers will find it hard to care whether or not the aging lovebirds end up in each other's arms. " ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Nov 5, 2014
86% Goodbye to Language 3D (2014) " Goodbye to Language is far more stimulating visually and aurally than it is intellectually, but at 83, Godard is still pushing the form. I'll take it. " ‐ The Atlantic
Posted Oct 27, 2014
94% Eden (2015) " Eden is indeed as low-key as anything Hansen-Løve has done, though it conveys a sense of risk that feels new for her -- both in the scope of the story and in specific choices she makes. " ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Sep 24, 2014
40% Beyond The Reach (2015) " Not even a gleeful Michael Douglas can make this a cat-and-mouse game worth playing. " ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Sep 7, 2014
36% If I Stay (2014) " [Moretz is] a rapidly rising star and the role is her first full-fledged romantic lead. But a few minutes into the drippy teen love-and-death story, you'll likely wish she hadn't. " ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Aug 19, 2014
88% Foxcatcher (2014) " If this restrained '80s-set drama largely works despite pacing problems and all-too-readable thematic and psychological arcs, it's thanks to the superb trio of actors. " ‐ The Atlantic
Posted May 27, 2014
92% Clouds of Sils Maria (2015) " A playful and captivating hybrid of Ingmar Bergman's Persona, Joseph Mankiewicz's All About Eve, and quintessentially Assayas-esque meta-mischief. " ‐ The Atlantic
Posted May 25, 2014
9% Grace Of Monaco " Uninspiring from its first frame to its last, Grace of Monaco is a piece of hagiographic fluff that cobbles together tropes from other recent biopics of famous women. " ‐ The Atlantic
Posted May 25, 2014
97% Two Days, One Night (2014) " Affecting and expertly made as it is, the movie's tight focus and streamlined quality left me wanting more. " ‐ The Atlantic
Posted May 25, 2014
81% The Homesman (2014) " Jones continues to craft evocative, painterly images, and he takes real risks with tone, shifting from tragic to comic without the usual cues or transitions. " ‐ The Atlantic
Posted May 25, 2014
63% Maps to the Stars (2015) " So crisply directed, furiously paced and gleefully performed that you go along for the ride. " ‐ The Atlantic
Posted May 25, 2014
65% The French Minister (2014) " Much of "The French Minister" is enjoyably brisk, Tavernier moving his camera and actors around the ministry's cramped offices and corridors with speed and grace. " ‐ France24
Posted Mar 18, 2014
96% The Lunchbox (2014) " A slow-building, pleasingly low-key romantic dramedy set in Mumbai. " ‐ Village Voice
Posted Feb 25, 2014
78% Butter On The Latch (2014) " One of the pleasures of this intoxicating, at times terrifying 65-minute film is the director's refusal to spell out where she's going and what it all means. " ‐ France24
Posted Feb 12, 2014
89% Test (2014) " A sly, vibrant, shoestring-budget indie about bodies in glorious motion - and about dance as a revolt against the creeping threat of mortality. " ‐ France24
Posted Feb 12, 2014
31% The Monuments Men (2014) " The scattered nature of the narrative and the sentimentality inherent in tales of real-life heroism get the better of Clooney. " ‐ France24
Posted Feb 12, 2014
92% The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014) " It's Anderson's darkest work yet - and, despite its far-off setting, one of his most hauntingly personal. " ‐ France24
Posted Feb 12, 2014
59% Nymphomaniac: Volume II (2014) " Volume 2 foresakes stylistic playfulness and sensitivity to character in favour of contrived plot mechanics, two-bit provocations and the director's compulsive need to punish. " ‐ France24
Posted Jan 23, 2014
75% Nymphomaniac: Volume I (2014) " Frequently witty and often strikingly beautiful, Volume 1 envelops us in Joe's discovery of her fierce sexual appetite, and in her feverish pursuit of its satisfaction. " ‐ France24
Posted Jan 23, 2014
81% The Broken Circle Breakdown (2013) " The Broken Circle Breakdown holds you even as it flies off the tracks. " ‐ Village Voice
Posted Oct 29, 2013
55% Capital (2013) " A tacky corporate noir that makes you long for the leanness of Margin Call, or even the clumsy theatrics of Arbitrage ... " ‐ Village Voice
Posted Oct 15, 2013
8% Diana (2013) " A visually glossy, dramatically limp big-screen puff piece, fashioned with bland professionalism and utterly lacking in texture or insight. " ‐ France24
Posted Sep 30, 2013
38% Child Of God (2014) " Child of God is shot with rough, raw energy and steeped in a suitably barren Southern atmosphere. It's also a chore to sit through. " ‐ The Atlantic
Posted Sep 13, 2013
78% Moebius (2014) " Moebius is sordid, yet-need I say it?-never dull. " ‐ The Atlantic
Posted Sep 8, 2013
73% Palo Alto (2014) " An example of how to turn been-there-done-that material into something luminous. " ‐ The Atlantic
Posted Sep 6, 2013
83% The Unknown Known (2014) " Though it doesn't go very far or deep, Morris has crafted "The Unknown Known" expertly. " ‐ The Atlantic
Posted Sep 4, 2013
84% The Armstrong Lie (2013) " Gibney's own conflicted feelings toward Armstrong -- awe and admiration mingled with a true fan's fury at being duped -- make for a compellingly nuanced depiction. " ‐ The Atlantic
Posted Sep 4, 2013
85% Under the Skin (2014) " A sometimes hypnotically beautiful, sometimes monotonous sci-fi experiment. " ‐ The Atlantic
Posted Sep 4, 2013
75% Populaire (2013) " Roinsard's feature-length debut is visually sharp, with period design that's eye-catching without being fussy or fetishistic. Too bad there's not much going on beneath the surface. " ‐ Village Voice
Posted Sep 3, 2013
49% Parkland (2013) " Once Kennedy is pronounced dead, "Parkland" goes downhill fast, with a tone of TV-movie solemnity, epitomized by James Newton Howard's heavy-handed score, taking over. " ‐ The Atlantic
Posted Sep 3, 2013
92% Philomena (2013) " Frears gives the story a slick makeover, blending melodrama and comedy with brisk professionalism and a hearty helping of schmaltz. But Dench and Coogan sell it well. " ‐ The Atlantic
Posted Sep 3, 2013
86% Night Moves (2014) " A disquietingly beautiful, deeply intelligent thriller about radical activism and its consequences - both material and moral - in 21st century America. " ‐ The Atlantic
Posted Sep 3, 2013
81% Tracks (2014) " The film is lovely to look at, with cleanly framed, golden-hued widescreen images of desert scenery so evocative you practically taste the dust. It's also a bit dull. " ‐ The Atlantic
Posted Aug 30, 2013
97% Gravity (2013) " A master class in fluid camerawork, bold, unfussy imagery and special effects that put most recent Hollywood blockbusters to shame. " ‐ The Atlantic
Posted Aug 28, 2013
64% Bastards (2013) " A mesmerising, deeply disturbing thriller. " ‐ France24
Posted Jul 26, 2013
93% The Hunt (2013) " There's nothing worthy of love or hate in this capably made but underwhelming movie. " ‐ Village Voice
Posted Jul 10, 2013
95% A Hijacking (2013) " More than a meticulously detailed, convincing re-staging of a crisis, the film is also the portrait of two men doing their best amid dire circumstances. " ‐ France24
Posted Jun 19, 2013
93% Stranger by the Lake (2014) " A slow-building, meticulously crafted, engrossing thriller as provocative for its ideas about desire, transgression and narcissism as for its scenes of man-on-man coupling. " ‐ France24
Posted Jun 11, 2013
91% Omar (2014) " Despite a conventional narrative arc and lulls in the rhythm, the film is a powerfully directed look at hopes and relationships ravaged by the world's most intractable conflict. " ‐ France24
Posted May 29, 2013
96% Blue Ruin (2014) " A taut, atmospheric and darkly comic revenge thriller. " ‐ France24
Posted May 29, 2013
52% Jimmy P. (2014) " Rather than suggesting a director trying something new, Desplechin's first outing in the US seems to have robbed him of his personality. " ‐ France24
Posted May 29, 2013
87% Like Father, Like Son (2014) " How dismaying to see the man who made "Still Walking" rely on tear-jerking narrative arcs and trite clash-of-the-classes schtick. " ‐ France24
Posted May 29, 2013
93% A Touch of Sin (2013) " A bitter, brutal, often brilliant exploration of violence and corruption in contemporary China. " ‐ The Atlantic
Posted May 29, 2013
93% The Past (2013) " The pile-up of twists and red herrings is slightly arbitrary, but Farhadi's sense of pacing is superb, and he has a genuine feel for the way our personal histories entangle us. " ‐ The Atlantic
Posted May 29, 2013
48% The Great Gatsby (2013) " Luhrmann's "Gatsby" is made with enough passion and vision to liberate it from its revered source material - no small feat. " ‐ France24
Posted May 28, 2013
91% The Great Beauty (2013) " A vivid glimpse, both funny and deeply unsettling, of a Berlusconi-era Italy rotting below its luscious-looking surface. " ‐ The Atlantic
Posted May 28, 2013
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