Summer Lovers (1982)
The Last American Virgin (1982)
"For the majority of its running time, this plays like a typical R-rated comedy of the period -- plenty of nudity in the service of plenty of ribald situations -- but it unexpectedly turns serious during its second half, and the finale is devastating. "
Guess Who's Coming to Dinner (1967)
"Initially breezy without ever sacrificing any of its points, the picture eventually resorts to a series of static speeches. Luckily, the actors carry the day, particularly Sidney Poitier, Cecil Kellaway and, taking MVP honors, Spencer Tracy. "
"The majority of Sidney Hayers' career would be spent as a journeyman director for American television -- his countless credits include Galactica 1980 and Acapulco H.E.A.T. -- but he provides the right measure of sustained menace for this impressive film. "
Dressed to Kill (1980)
"Dressed to Kill remains a prime example of how De Palma is able to marry his awesome technical prowess to the material, using his dazzling feats of cinematic derring-do to propel his stories rather than bury their weaknesses. "
The Visit (2015)
"It might as well have been called Old People Are Scary! ... And just as sure as the New England Patriots will find a new way to cheat their way to the championship, so too will a Shyamalan thriller feature a climactic -- and obvious -- third-act twist. "
No Escape (2015)
"Maybe it's because of personal experience that I've always been a sucker for political thrillers set in foreign lands... This isn't nearly as complex as films like The Killing Fields, Under Fire, Missing and Salvador. But it works on a gut level. "
The People Under The Stairs (1991)
"Giant mollusks as monsters? It sounds like perfect MST3K fodder, but the truth is that The Monster That Challenged the World is a fairly nifty '50s treat, with an intelligent script and decent effects (more so given its low budget). "
American Ultra (2015)
Hitman: Agent 47 (2015)
"Hitman: Agent 47 takes such pleasure in reveling in its own banality that it often feels like its makers pilfered $35 million from studio coffers merely to proudly state that they punk'd everyone who actually wastes money to see this. "
The Man From U.N.C.L.E. (2015)
Shaun the Sheep (2015)
The World of Henry Orient (1964)
Places in the Heart (1984)
My Beautiful Laundrette (1985)
"The odious Margaret Thatcher and her crippling policies made sizable targets for many British filmmakers during the 1980s and beyond, and few hit the bulls-eye as squarely as screenwriter Hanif Kureishi and director Stephen Frears with this indie hit. "
Life Stinks (1991)
I, Madman (1989)
Night and the City (1950)
The Fabulous Baker Boys (1989)
"Madhouse is far more silly than suspenseful, and the identity of the killer is never once in doubt, but as a vehicle for Price -- and as a behind-the-scenes peek at filmmaking -- it's worth a late-night watch. "
Curse of the Crimson Altar (1970)
Fantastic Four (2015)
Ricki And The Flash (2015)
Irrational Man (2015)
National Lampoon's Vacation (1983)
"Endlessly quotable, populated by endearing and unique characters, and blessed with a great score that mixes Elmer Bernstein's orchestral maneuvers with catchy oldies, this riotous comedy has lost none of its appeal over the years. "
"This isn't the best of the M:I films, as it fails to match the stylized sleekness of the first, the character dynamics of III or the needle-to-the-heart adrenaline charge of Ghost Protocol. But here's a franchise that manages to retain its freshness. "
Sunset Edge (2015)
"The movie is being pushed by its makers as "Hitchcockian," but that's hardly the case. If anything, the film's natural look, isolated setting and supernaturally tinged tale bring to mind The Blair Witch Project far more than any Hitchcock endeavor. "
Paper Towns (2015)
"With characters who are often as intricate and three-dimensional as an origami figure but a script that remains hopelessly paper-thin, Paper Towns is a disappointment coming on the heels of last summer's lovely weepie, The Fault in Our Stars. "
Vanilla Sky (2001)
The Killers (1946)
The Killers (1964)
Howling II (1985)
"Second only to 1941's The Wolf Man as the greatest werewolf flick ever made, 1981's The Howling remains a high-water mark in lycanthrope cinema. That's why the very existence of this wretched movie is so depressing. "
The Black Stallion (1979)
"The first half of the picture, set on the desert island, is magnificent, lightly invoking the eerie stillness and spiritual ambience of Australian efforts like Walkabout and Picnic at Hanging Rock. The second part is far more conventional. "
Old Gringo (1989)
A Month in the Country (1987)
The Best of Everything (1959)
"The Best of Everything earned Oscar nominations for Best Original Song (the title tune, warbled by Johnny Mathis) and Best Color Costume Design, though the real achievement is the splendiferous Cinemascope lensing by William C. Mellor. "
What We Do In The Shadows (2015)
"A Christopher Guest-styled mockumentary about vampires sounds only a little less obvious and opportunistic than a "found-footage" feature about vampires, yet Jemaine Clement and Taika Waititi have managed to create a savvy satire that works beautifully. "
"Its length is felt toward the end, when it seems like it's going to be dragged out as interminably as a Peter Jackson Middle-earth saga. But any hemming and hawing is negated by the majority of the picture, which serves as a coming-out party for Schumer. "
Mr. Holmes (2015)
"Honors the Arthur Conan Doyle legacy as much as the engrossing BBC series starring Benedict Cumberbatch -- and certainly more than those daft action romps featuring Robert Downey Jr. as Indiana Holmes. "