Tank Girl (1995)
"Rachel Talalay's hyper direction and Lori Petty's hyper performance result in migraines; you also get an unrecognizable Ice-T as the most antagonistic of the Rippers and Iggy Pop in a fleeting cameo as a pervert with a penchant for 10-year-old girls. "
Night of the Comet (1984)
"There's no question Night of the Comet was made in the 1980s, and that's a positive for people who have enjoyed similarly silly sci-fi flicks like Return of the Living Dead, Night of the Creeps and other delightfully airy efforts from that decade. "
Assault on Precinct 13 (1976)
All the President's Men (1976)
"This superb film has long been acknowledged as a classic political thriller, but watching it in today's climate, at a point when a timid and ineffectual media is par for the course, also reveals its increasingly significant value as a time capsule piece. "
The Three Faces of Eve (1957)
Opening Night (1977)
A Woman Under the Influence (1975)
The Best Years of Our Lives (1946)
"Brian De Palma has enough great movies in his filmography that he can always count on remaining one of my all-time favorite directors. But, man, it sure would be nice if he made at least one wholly successful film in the 21st century. "
Dom Hemingway (2014)
Breathe In (2014)
Nymphomaniac: Volume II (2014)
Nymphomaniac: Volume I (2014)
The Raid 2 (2014)
"The hoary storyline of a cop posing as a criminal in order to infiltrate a powerful mob family has been used on countless occasions, but that's because it's both irresistible and intense. The Raid 2 does it justice. "
Draft Day (2014)
"An engaging affair ... But I suspect those who know absolutely nothing about football will have better luck understanding the Esperanto in Incubus than the gridiron shenanigans on display in this new release. "
Words And Pictures (2014)
Le Chef (2014)
"In the world of culinary cinema, if Babette's Feast is a 10-oz. filet mignon and Eat Drink Man Woman is a 4-lb. lobster, then this French import registers as a delectable bonbon, small and insignificant but nevertheless sweet and satisfying. "
"It imports so many cast members from The Avengers that it almost feels like the Age of Ultron is already upon us. Yet it's a credit to the scripters that their stage feels crowded but not cluttered, as every character is allowed opportunities to shine. "
Bad Words (2014)
"Ambiguous to a fault, it's at least unique and challenging, and in a season largely dominated by imbecilic efforts like Need for Speed and Pompeii -- films that go out of their way to kill precious brain cells -- that certainly counts for something. "
Muppets Most Wanted (2014)
"While the movie's not quite accomplished enough to leave us breathlessly awaiting the next chapter (as did the last Hunger Games flick), it also doesn't leave us wanting to avoid the sequel at all costs. "
The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014)
Need For Speed (2014)
Tim's Vermeer (2014)
300: Rise of an Empire (2014)
"The gore appears storyboarded to death, with much of the bloodletting presented in studied slow motion. It's a dull, deadening approach, the type that can probably only be truly appreciated by 15-year-old boys and serial killers. "
The Wind Rises (2014)
Winter's Tale (2014)
"Anyone who has enjoyed past films that subscribe to the "magical realism" concept, or even those who miss the grand romantic gestures often seen in movies from Hollywood's Golden Age, should love at least half of the picture. That would be the first half. "
The Past (2013)
The LEGO Movie (2014)
"With a 100-minute run time, The LEGO Movie often does feel like too much of a good thing; I was satiated more than once. But it would be curmudgeonly not to enjoy many of the gags that the film has to offer. "
The Monuments Men (2014)
"The Monuments Men serves up a terrific premise for a movie ... It's also the sort of picture that one wishes were better, as the number of missed opportunities seemingly equals the number of unexploded landmines at the war's close. "
Labor Day (2014)
"With four fresh and funny pictures under his belt, it's proving to be extremely difficult to accept the fact that Jason Reitman is the one behind the colorless, humorless and utterly predictable Labor Day. "
Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit (2014)
"Clear and present slumber. While the prospect of watching The Wolf of Wall Street's Jordan Belfort being taken out is enough to make one salivate, it's not compensation enough for the drudgery that defines this film's every move. "
Ride Along (2014)
The Killing Fields (1984)
Jane Eyre (1944)
Short Term 12 (2013)
Inside Llewyn Davis (2013)
August: Osage County (2013)