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Rating Title | Year Quote Author
1 95%

It Follows (2015)

" "It Follows" is the creepiest movie in years. "

Posted Mar 27, 2015

Tom Long

2 30%

Get Hard (2015)

" Will you laugh? Absolutely. Could this have been a better film? Definitely. "

Posted Mar 27, 2015

Tom Long

3 74%

Deli Man (2015)

" "Deli Man" is a delicious little concoction, a consideration of the history of the Jewish delicatessen and how it reflects Jewish culture in America. "

Posted Mar 20, 2015

Tom Long

4 31%

Insurgent (2015)

" The action sequences are well done, some of the visuals are spectacular, and at it's heart Insurgent is wrestling with some very basic questions about ambition and human interaction. "

Posted Mar 19, 2015

Tom Long

5 91%

iZombie: Season 1 (TV, 2015)

" Occasionally gory and suffused with black humor, there's still a sunny sincerity to the show. "

Posted Mar 13, 2015

Tom Long

6 76%

Beloved Sisters (2015)

" It's epic stuff, and at 170 minutes it's a commitment. Schiller seems to be blazing a trail for German über-confidence, seeing his modern man as the grand product of all that's been right with history. "

Posted Mar 13, 2015

Tom Long

7 97%

'71 (2015)

" The film doesn't take sides, but shows how conflict stirs the pot of human emotions and how quickly things can get out of control. And it shows that in war, no one is right. "

Posted Mar 13, 2015

Adam Graham

8 85%

Cinderella (2015)

" "Cinderella" feels real enough to be sincerely touching at the same time it's visually inventive enough to be magical. We've all seen this story, true; but we haven't seen it told this effectively. "

Posted Mar 13, 2015

Tom Long

9 66%

The Returned (US): Season 1 (TV, 2015)

" The American version of The Returned is well on its way to being every bit as good as the French original. It may even improve on certain aspects of the show, we'll have to wait and see. "

Posted Mar 9, 2015

Tom Long

10 77%

Stop The Pounding Heart (2014)

" Authenticity is the warm blood that pumps through "Stop the Pounding Heart," a low key but mesmerizing look at adolescent awakening in a fundamentalist family. "

Posted Mar 6, 2015

Tom Long

11 31%

Chappie (2015)

" "Chappie" is all over the place, employing a cloying, "Patch Adams"-like sentimentality and abandoning logic at every turn. "

Posted Mar 6, 2015

Adam Graham

12 63%

The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (2015)

" There's a stretched and buffoonish quality to the aptly named "The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel" that detracts from any sincere sentiment or wisdom the film hopes to impart. "

Posted Mar 6, 2015

Tom Long

13 96%

What We Do In The Shadows (2015)

" Maybe it's something in the water Down Under, but these fellows have managed to concoct a whole new perspective on fangsters. "

Posted Mar 6, 2015

Tom Long

14 96%

She's Beautiful When She's Angry (2014)

" It's a bubbling cauldron of newfound freedom and energy coming to life, an inspiring reminder of what people of a like mind and heart can accomplish. "She's Beautiful When She's Angry" is a thing of beauty indeed. "

Posted Mar 6, 2015

Tom Long

15 95%

Battle Creek: Season 1 (TV, 2015)

" This show fits perfectly into the network's mystery/cop-heavy schedule and audiences should be able to blur right through it comfortably. As comfortable blurs go, Battle Creek is indeed a success. "

Posted Mar 2, 2015

Tom Long

16 25%

Kidnapping Mr. Heineken (2015)

" Heineken may be weighed down by the predictable reality of actual events. Or it just may be lacking in electricity and depth. Either way, it's lacking. "

Posted Feb 27, 2015

Tom Long

17 94%

Bad Hair (2014)

" There's a sense of being trapped that permeates "Bad Hair" - trapped in your own flesh, trapped in circumstances, trapped in the family you're born into. "

Posted Feb 27, 2015

Tom Long

18 55%

Focus (2015)

" Smith's natural charisma has been dulled by special effects bonanzas and/or a desire to play against type. In "Focus," he feels like himself again, and he reminds you why he became one of Hollywood's biggest stars in the first place. "

Posted Feb 27, 2015

Adam Graham

19 96%

Red Army (2015)

" On the surface it's the story of one particular hockey player, but it reflects so much more. "

Posted Feb 27, 2015

Tom Long

20 100%

The Good Wife: Season 6 (TV, 2014-2015)

" It's just the most solid piece of work on broadcast TV. "

Posted Feb 23, 2015

Tom Long

21 96%

Olive Kitteridge: Season One (TV, 2014)

" Near flawless in execution while filled with rarely seen intelligence and complexity. "

Posted Feb 23, 2015

Tom Long

22 35%

Backstrom: Season 1 (TV, 2015)

" Backstrom isn't just far-fetched; at times it's downright silly. And clumsy. And painfully obvious. "

Posted Feb 23, 2015

Tom Long

23 100%

Better Call Saul: Season 1 (TV, 2014)

" Saul is a tangential prequel to Breaking Bad... Saul is also the story of a man slipping over to the dark side, filled with comical touches, not-so-comical brutality and oddball complications. "

Posted Feb 23, 2015

Tom Long

24 58%

Red Band Society: Season 1 (TV, 2014-2015)

" Red Band Society is proof positive that even in this golden age of programming, TV knows no shame. "

Posted Feb 23, 2015

Tom Long

25 61%

12 Monkeys: Season 1 (TV, 2015)

" Science-fiction nerds will enjoy the pace, mythology and mysteries the cinematic offering skillfully weaves. "

Posted Feb 23, 2015

Mekeisha Madden Toby

26 79%

McFarland USA (2015)

" Yes, it's a bit corny and convenient at times, but there's an admiration here for hard work, ambition and battling adversity that overrides cynicism. "McFarland, USA" is a good film about good people; nothing wrong with that. "

Posted Feb 20, 2015

Tom Long

27 99%

Leviathan (2014)

" Yes, this could happen anywhere, but you get the feeling it happens often in Russia. The only real hope here is that a movie this hard on the motherland could be made there. "

Posted Feb 20, 2015

Tom Long

28 99%

Timbuktu (2015)

" This is the clash of ancient and modern, of rulers and ruled, of rabid dogma and the joys of daily life. It is a portrait of the ugly folly of imposed ideology, a too-common condition for far too many. "

Posted Feb 20, 2015

Tom Long

29 91%

Mommy (2015)

" "Mommy" is a shockingly honest, nerve-wracking and dazzling piece of cinema. If this doesn't rattle your soul, you don't have one. "

Posted Jan 30, 2015

Tom Long

30 82%

Black Sea (2015)

" In the end, "Black Sea" is a taut warning about the evil allure of greed. It also makes clear why vacationing on submarines has never caught on. "

Posted Jan 30, 2015

Tom Long

31 36%

Project Almanac (2015)

" Lesson learned: time travel is difficult, but making it work on screen is even harder. "

Posted Jan 30, 2015

Adam Graham

32 37%

Black or White (2015)

" "Black or White" stumbles even as it tries to move forward. "

Posted Jan 30, 2015

Tom Long

33 11%

The Boy Next Door (2015)

" Rather than being good-bad, "The Boy Next Door" is just plain bad. "

Posted Jan 23, 2015

Adam Graham

34 49%

Cake (2015)

" 'Cake' is delicious stuff - low key but affecting, funny while tragic, quirky but never so bizarre it loses you. "

Posted Jan 23, 2015

Tom Long

35 73%

American Sniper (2015)

" The fluidity and tension of the battle scenes is breathtaking, Eastwood at his cinematic best. But it's the ever-tightening knot inside of Kyle the director really wants to understand. "

Posted Jan 16, 2015

Tom Long

36 98%

Paddington (2015)

" 'Paddington' is an absolute delight, visually inventive, thoroughly goofy and goosed by a mix of dry British wit and pratfall shenanigans. "

Posted Jan 16, 2015

Tom Long

37 28%

The Wedding Ringer (2015)

" Hart is laser-focused and in-the-moment, and is consistently better than everything around him. He and Gad have the makings of a Will Smith and Kevin James in "Hitch" thing going on, but the script doesn't allow them to explore that dynamic. "

Posted Jan 16, 2015

Adam Graham

38 52%

Little Accidents (2015)

" Nothing feels forced in this movie, which is testament to Colangelo's skill as well as the cast's. You believe the coal dust on these people; you grieve for their secrets. "

Posted Jan 16, 2015

Tom Long

39 72%

Inherent Vice (2015)

" Some storylines conclude, some collide, others dissipate. But the film's main crime is this: It's boring. "

Posted Jan 9, 2015

Tom Long

40 72%

Interstellar (2014)

" "Interstellar" is a grand undertaking, but in shooting for the stars, it loses its footing. It goes to infinity and beyond, when infinity would have been plenty. "

Posted Jan 5, 2015

Adam Graham

41 98%

The Overnighters (2014)

" It develops into a study of obsession, hypocrisy, righteousness and self-doubt, questioning motive and then gob-smacking the audience with the wholly unexpected. "

Posted Jan 5, 2015

Tom Long

42 89%

Big Hero 6 (2014)

" Kids will leave the theater wanting their own Baymax, and who can blame them? It's the rest of the "Heroes" that don't measure up; the robot full of air is the most real thing in the movie. "

Posted Jan 5, 2015

Adam Graham

43 95%

Love Is Strange (2014)

" 'Love is Strange' takes something so right and leaves it hanging all wrong. "

Posted Jan 4, 2015

Tom Long

44 89%

The Imitation Game (2014)

" It's a film about drive, about imagination, and how brilliance thrives outside the mainstream. These are common enough themes given uncommon purchase in a film about a man who likely saved millions of lives by never fitting in. "

Posted Jan 4, 2015

Tom Long

45 95%

Whiplash (2014)

" 'Whiplash' is electric from beginning to end, a musical story of obsession, frustration and outright cruelty built on two knockout performances. "

Posted Jan 4, 2015

Tom Long

46 64%

Black Sails: Season 1 (TV, 2014)

" Black Sails is mostly a boys' tale told for adult boys, all huffing and puffing and heaving ho. But isn't that what pirate stories always were? So sail on, mateys. "

Posted Dec 29, 2014

Tom Long

47 60%

The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies (2014)

" Well, at least there won't be another one for a while. "

Posted Dec 19, 2014

Tom Long

48 50%

Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb (2014)

" There are some key elements that make this "Night at the Museum" sequel work better than its predecessor. "

Posted Dec 19, 2014

Tom Long

49 88%

Foxcatcher (2014)

" Director Bennett Miller ("Capote," "Moneyball") has a fascinating story here and he knows it. "

Posted Dec 19, 2014

Tom Long