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Rating Title | Year Quote Author
1 72%

Hanna (2011)

"Wright delivers an electric mash up of genres and styles, a kind of action fairy tale in which the princess is a highly trained killer, the wicked stepmother is a ruthless government agent, and there is no handsome prince or happy ending. "

Posted Apr 8, 2011

Beth Accomando

2 94%

Win Win (2011)

"So it's a win win for audiences, and it's a reminder that there are fresh ideas and compelling stories out there. Thank you, Mr. McCarthy!"

Posted Apr 2, 2011

Beth Accomando

3 23%

Sucker Punch (2011)

"It's so bad that the Director's Guild should revoke Snyder's membership and he should never be allowed to direct again."

Posted Mar 24, 2011

Beth Accomando

4 84%

Jane Eyre (2011)

"Jane Eyre is like having oatmeal for breakfast - it's good for you but rather plain and unexciting."

Posted Mar 19, 2011

Beth Accomando

5 70%

Limitless (2011)

"Don't believe the abs... I mean the ads, Bradley Cooper is mostly dressed in his latest film Limitless."

Posted Mar 19, 2011

Beth Accomando

6 71%

Paul (2011)

"The thing that differentiates their humor from a lot of others is that it's free from meanness. They are not making fun of people like Graeme and Clive but rather taking delight in their silly obsessions."

Posted Mar 18, 2011

Beth Accomando

7 55%

Gnomeo and Juliet (2011)

Posted Mar 17, 2011

Beth Accomando

8 80%

I Saw the Devil (2011)

"I Saw the Devil is a compelling example of Korean extreme filmmaking - it's engrossing, disturbing, provocative, and well crafted."

Posted Mar 17, 2011

Beth Accomando

9 21%

Beastly (2011)

"The one thing that I could call a high point is Neil Patrick Harris as Kyle's blind tutor. "

Posted Mar 11, 2011

Beth Accomando

10 10%

Red Riding Hood (2011)

"Hardwicke directs the film as if it were one long music video or medieval rave."

Posted Mar 11, 2011

Beth Accomando

11 35%

Battle: Los Angeles (2011)

"Battle: Los Angeles is like watching someone else play Call of Duty so you're not very engaged in the action because you're not the one controlling it...""

Posted Mar 11, 2011

Beth Accomando

12 88%

Rango (2011)

"The film reunites director Gore Verbinski with star Johnny Depp, and just as with their Pirates of the Caribbean collaboration it begins very promisingly before descending into a chaotic mess."

Posted Mar 5, 2011

Beth Accomando

13 28%

Take Me Home Tonight (2011)

"Take Me Home Tonight should have the cinematic equivalent of a biohazardous waste warning on it to make sure people stay away and don't get exposed to it. "

Posted Mar 4, 2011

Beth Accomando

14 85%

Under The Boardwalk: The Monopoly Story (2011)

"Kevin Tostado's desire to compete in the Monopoly championships led him to make a delightful documentary about the classic board game for its 75th anniversary."

Posted Mar 4, 2011

Beth Accomando

15 88%

Even the Rain (Meme La Pluie) (2011)

"Even the Rain is a flawed but still noteworthy work. It also boasts a trio of strong performances."

Posted Feb 28, 2011

Beth Accomando

16 45%

Drive Angry (2011)

"With solid 3D action, Fichtner's quirky performance, and the ability to not take itself seriously, Drive Angry proves quite watchable... although I can't bring myself to call it good. "

Posted Feb 25, 2011

Beth Accomando

17 59%

Kaboom (2011)

"Gregg Araki likes to call his new film Kaboom, "a bisexual 'Twin Peaks' in college." But it's more like a hipster take on Scooby Doo with a lot of indiscriminate sex thrown in."

Posted Feb 24, 2011

Beth Accomando

18 33%

I Am Number Four (2011)

"I went into I Am Number Four with very low expectations so to say that I was pleasantly surprised may not be high praise."

Posted Feb 19, 2011

Beth Accomando

19 55%

Unknown (2011)

"Unknown is formula entertainment and as such delivers pretty much what you'd expect. For some that will be enough. For others it will elicit yawns and maybe a case of amnesia once you've left the theater. "

Posted Feb 19, 2011

Beth Accomando

20 73%

The Housemaid (2011)

"Im creates a seductive and disquieting thriller in which overt violence is rare but ruthless manipulation and a callous lack of concern for people are commonplace."

Posted Feb 17, 2011

Beth Accomando

21 98%

Marwencol (2010)

"Marwencol is a mesmerizing documentary, and like Mark Hogancamp it continually surprises you. It may also be one of the best films you'll see all year."

Posted Feb 10, 2011

Beth Accomando

22 4%

The Roommate (2011)

"I can sum it up like this: no boobs, no blood, no point. Walk away from this one please!"

Posted Feb 4, 2011

Beth Accomando

23 21%

The Rite (2011)

"The Rite is effective in creating a creepy mood. But this all goes to hell as soon as the film tries to convince us possessions are real and so is the devil. "

Posted Feb 3, 2011

Beth Accomando

24 84%

Nenette (2010)

"As I watched the film I thought of an odd analogy. Nenette is like Garbo - she's a blank slate that people read anything into and are endlessly fascinated by."

Posted Feb 3, 2011

Beth Accomando

25 64%

Biutiful (2010)

"The parts are often better than the whole here though. Irritu gives us lovely, aching moments and Bardem is compellingly watchable. Yet when it's all over you feel drained but a bit empty. "

Posted Jan 29, 2011

Beth Accomando

26 88%

Inspector Bellamy (2010)

"Inspector Bellamy is still a beautifully crafted film with a compelling and enjoyable performance by Depardieu"

Posted Jan 29, 2011

Beth Accomando

27 53%

The Mechanic (2011)

"The remake of The Mechanichas no guts at all. It wants to make a happy, shiny, feel-good hit man movie while pretending to be all badass. "

Posted Jan 29, 2011

Beth Accomando

28 89%

The Temptation of St. Tony (Pha Tnu kiusamine) (2010)

"The Temptation of St. Tony is a slow moving but wry and surreal work that pays off if you let it work its spell on you."

Posted Jan 21, 2011

Beth Accomando

29 90%

The Illusionist (L'illusionniste) (2010)

"There is such charm and enchantment on display here that the film is hard to resist."

Posted Jan 21, 2011

Beth Accomando

30 43%

The Green Hornet (2011)

"The Green Hornet is crass, unimaginative, unexciting, and not very funny. I was hoping it would at least be mindless fun but it ends up just being mindless. "

Posted Jan 14, 2011

Beth Accomando

31 93%

Another Year (2010)

"What he's so good at is showing that it's possible to maintain a bright cheery outlook without ignoring the problems of the real world."

Posted Jan 12, 2011

Beth Accomando

32 96%

True Grit (2010)

"The best thing in this remake is Hailee Steinfeld as the young girl Mattie Ross who hires Cogburn to help her track down her father's killer."

Posted Dec 22, 2010

Beth Accomando

33 78%

Tiny Furniture (2010)

"Dunham displays an appealing, self-deprecating sense of humor as she turns an unflinching eye on the life of a young woman. "

Posted Dec 19, 2010

Beth Accomando

34 88%

Trouble in Mind (1985)

"And finally, a new DVD release from Shout! Factory, a special edition of Alan Rudolph's glorious "Trouble in Mind. It's a quirky, noirish tale as well as an achingly sweet romance."

Posted Dec 19, 2010

Beth Accomando

35 94%

Lat sau san taam (Hard-Boiled) (1992)

"The action scenes are breathtaking and the relationship among the characters has surprising depth and emotion. The film is a delirious summation of the Hong Kong New Wave. "

Posted Dec 19, 2010

Beth Accomando

36 74%

Micmacs (Micmacs tire-larigot) (2010)

" Jeunet crafts what is essentially a cinematic Rube Goldberg in which a ball is set in motion in the opening scene and it cues a series of complicated reactions that all lead to one thing in the end."

Posted Dec 19, 2010

Beth Accomando

37 81%

Despicable Me (2010)

"I have said that this was a weak year for animation but I do want to celebrate MINIONS! "

Posted Dec 19, 2010

Beth Accomando

38 94%

The King's Speech (2010)

"The film is made by Firth and Rush smartly delivering the clever lines of David Seidler's script. "

Posted Dec 19, 2010

Beth Accomando

39 91%

The Fighter (2010)

"The Fighter, works best as an entertaining tale of chaotic family dynamics. The fight footage is mostly bland and mundane, and we get little insight into the boxing world. "

Posted Dec 19, 2010

Beth Accomando

40 90%

Cropsey (2010)

"Films like The Blair Witch Project use a fake documentary format to try and create a horror film about an urban myth that turns out to be real. Cropsey, though, is the real deal."

Posted Dec 18, 2010

Beth Accomando

41 51%

Tron Legacy (2010)

"The only two things keeping me awake were the cool score by Daft Punk and Michael Sheen's over-the-top performance as the villainous Zuse."

Posted Dec 17, 2010

Beth Accomando

42 87%

Black Swan (2010)

"Black Swan is a film about striving for perfection and the toll that can take on an artist."

Posted Dec 10, 2010

Beth Accomando

43 4%

Hemingway's Garden of Eden (2010)

"The acting rings false and the clothes, rooms, and locations never feel lived in. You always feel aware that you are on a movie set watching actors perform."

Posted Dec 10, 2010

Beth Accomando

44 94%

Whiz Kids (2010)

"Harmain is one of three students that filmmaker Tom Shepherd focuses on. Their youthful enthusiasm, and impressive enterprise and intelligence are downright inspiring. "

Posted Dec 10, 2010

Beth Accomando

45 94%

Samson and Delilah (2010)

"There's little dialogue in Samson and Delilah and the film has a gritty, sun-baked poeticism to it."

Posted Dec 10, 2010

Beth Accomando

46 ——

Victim (2010)

"But what begins as a standard B-horror flick develops some unexpected and occasionally clever twists as it transforms into an odd tale of revenge."

Posted Dec 10, 2010

Beth Accomando

47 20%

The Tourist (2010)

"There was a moment when I thought maybe The Tourist> could be like one of Hitchcock's fun, elegant thrillers like To Catch a Thief. Unfortunately that moment was fleeting."

Posted Dec 10, 2010

Beth Accomando

48 90%

Winnebago Man (2010)

"A hilarious film."

Posted Dec 8, 2010

Beth Accomando

49 75%

Heartless (2010)

"Heartless isn't as dazzling as The Reflecting Skin but it's nice to hear from Ridley again after all these years."

Posted Dec 3, 2010

Beth Accomando

50 29%

The Warrior's Way (2010)

"If Sergio Leone ever made an Asian-western video game, this would be it. And I say that with a certain sense of joy. "

Posted Dec 3, 2010

Beth Accomando

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