Now Playing Magazine

Rating Title | Year Quote Author
1 61%

John Dies at the End (2013)

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Posted Jan 22, 2013

2 74%

Love Is All You Need (2013)

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Posted Jan 22, 2013

3 12%

Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked (2011)

Posted Jan 22, 2013

Philip Brown

4 85%

Sightseers (2013)

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Posted Jan 22, 2013

5 91%

The Sapphires (2013)

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Posted Jan 22, 2013

6 78%

A Late Quartet (2012)

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Posted Jan 22, 2013

7 81%

The Place Beyond The Pines (2013)

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Posted Jan 22, 2013

8 92%

Silver Linings Playbook (2012)

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Posted Jan 22, 2013

9 78%

The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (2012)

Posted Jan 22, 2013

Glenn Sumi

10 83%

Berberian Sound Studio (2013)

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Posted Jan 22, 2013

11 94%

What Richard Did (2013)

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Posted Jan 22, 2013

12 13%

The Bounty Hunter (2010)

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Posted Nov 22, 2011

13 97%

The Kid with a Bike (2012)

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Posted Nov 18, 2011

14 98%

The Artist (2011)

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Posted Nov 18, 2011

15 38%

Oscar and the Lady in Pink ()

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Posted Sep 19, 2011

16 83%

Comic-Con: Episode IV - A Fan's Hope (2012)

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Posted Sep 19, 2011

17 29%

Twixt (2013)

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Posted Sep 17, 2011

18 76%

Kill List (2012)

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Posted Sep 17, 2011

19 63%

The Woman in the Fifth (2012)

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Posted Sep 16, 2011

20 75%

Alps (2012)

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Posted Sep 16, 2011

21 74%

Rampart (2012)

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Posted Sep 16, 2011

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Eldfjall (Volcano) (2011)

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Posted Sep 15, 2011

23 68%

Wuthering Heights (2012)

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Posted Sep 15, 2011

24 65%

Trishna (2012)

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Posted Sep 15, 2011

25 98%

This Is Not a Film (2012)

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Posted Sep 15, 2011

26 55%

Albert Nobbs (2012)

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Posted Sep 13, 2011

27 78%

Killer Joe (2012)

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Posted Sep 13, 2011

28 78%

Jeff Who Lives at Home (2012)

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Posted Sep 13, 2011

29 73%

Like Crazy (2011)

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Posted Sep 13, 2011

30 83%

Your Sister's Sister (2012)

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Posted Sep 13, 2011

31 32%

Fur: An Imaginary Portrait of Diane Arbus (2006)

"Think of Fur as a sort of impressionistic Polaroid biopic... its problem is that its subject comes across as widely defined, a placeholder for the creative spirit."

Posted May 23, 2007

Brent Simon

32 13%

Just My Luck (2006)

"A drab, uninteresting mess... displaying the starlet as it does in a seemingly distracted and too frequently puffy-eyed light."

Posted Oct 2, 2006

Brent Simon

33 ——

Silent Partner (2006)

"As a Russian hooker connected to globo-political intrigue, Tara Reid drags out her patented ferret's glare and perpetually furrowed brow for this self-serious but rather silly suspense thriller, whose setting is legit but execution sub-par."

Posted Oct 1, 2006

Brent Simon

34 18%

Eaten Alive (1976)

"This bayou-set, thinly imagined Psycho knock-off is little more than a derisible piece of slasher mayhem, notable for Tobe Hooper's association and costar Roberta Collins' assertion that star Neville Brand later tried to sexually assault her."

Posted Sep 23, 2006

Brent Simon

35 ——

Lurking in Suburbia (2006)

"Emblematic of what might be called the Ed Burns school of independent cinema -- full of angsty, young-adult jitters and cud-chewing ennui. For some folks, that's interest-piquing praise, others damning dismissal, others still neither here nor there."

Posted Sep 23, 2006

Brent Simon

36 56%

The King (2006)

"A Southwestern American pastoral of dormant menace, The King is a film of triple-dipped mood that turns on an act of shocking violence, but still seems to substitute willful indistinctness for insight."

Posted Sep 22, 2006

Brent Simon

37 34%

The Break-Up (2006)

"There's nothing broken about The Break-Up, which turns rom-com conventions on their side in free-wheeling fashion, and in doing so colorfully, wittily celebrates what it is about men and women that both attract one another and drives us crazy."

Posted Sep 22, 2006

Brent Simon

38 73%

Twelve and Holding (12 and Holding) (2006)

"A refracted glimpse of American suburbia through the eyes of three pre-teens grappling with grief, reprisal and loneliness, the film boasts some great adolescent performances but can't overcome a rigidly partitioned structure and tonal inconsistency."

Posted Sep 22, 2006

Brent Simon

39 40%

Scoop (2006)

"A ramshackle and laboriously whimsical comedic trifle that falls back on Woody Allen's increasingly tired penchant for nattering faux-realism."

Posted Sep 18, 2006

Brent Simon

40 74%

Monster House (2006)

"In an era of meticulously muggy, corporate-vetted movies designed to launch possible franchises before the first film has even released, Monster House plays pleasingly to audiences of almost any age, driven by a strong sense of wonderment."

Posted Sep 18, 2006

Brent Simon

41 93%

An Inconvenient Truth (2006)

"Though generally presented in a fawning, overly obsequious style, the film also has a heartening degree of candor... and its triumph is the manner in which it highlights the notion of political will as a renewable resource."

Posted Sep 18, 2006

Brent Simon

42 ——

Shockheaded (2002)

"A wrongheaded blend of Alan Parker, Raymond Chandler, David Cronenberg and David Lynch that desperately wants to stir up, in noirish fashion, elements of the psychological thriller, horror and revenge genres [and] fails, wholesale."

Posted Sep 17, 2006

Brent Simon

43 21%

You, Me and Dupree (2006)

"Owen Wilson just does what he does, and allows you to take it or leave it. You, Me and Dupree, then, suffers a slow start and trades too frequently in broad, garish strokes before rallying with some late atypical turns."

Posted Sep 17, 2006

Brent Simon

44 ——

Robert Ludlum's Covert One - The Hades Factor (2006)

"Despite the ridiculously self-important mouthful of a title, this two-part spy miniseries marginally acquits itself as a piece of time-whiling entertainment, if only for the Tom Clancy/armchair homeland security set."

Posted Sep 17, 2006

Brent Simon

45 ——

Live Feed (2006)

"You can often judge the quality of a low-budget flick that happens to have scenes in a strip club by the lithe attractiveness of its pole-dancers, and the girl in the opening scene of this sadistic Hostel rip-off is not exactly a toned beauty."

Posted Sep 17, 2006

Brent Simon

46 ——

Third Man Out (2005)

"A straightforward-to-the-point-of-somewhat-flawed procedural starring erstwhile TV pin-up Chad Allen as a gay detective caught up in a ripped-from-the-newspapers crime story."

Posted Sep 17, 2006

Brent Simon

47 ——

Harry Knuckles and the Pearl Necklace (2004)

"An ultra-low-budget, slapdash, silly, Canadian spy spoof whose big bugaboos are execution and tonal consistency."

Posted Sep 17, 2006

Brent Simon

48 73%

Cavite (2006)

"Arbitrarily arranged and awfully acted... proof positive that well-meaning creative wishes and savvy, low-fi merging of production means and narrative concept doesn't automatically produce heady results."

Posted Sep 17, 2006

Brent Simon

49 69%

A Scanner Darkly (2006)

"A thing of unique beauty and free-floating menace, A Scanner Darkly is also about the transmutation of good into evil and back into good, and the willful surrender of freedom in the name of propagandistic safety and betterment."

Posted Sep 17, 2006

Brent Simon

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