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Rating Title | Year Quote Author
1 45%

Sin City: A Dame to Kill For (2014)

"Another exercise in seeing Eva Green bring her A-game...she practically rewrites title to be A DAME TO SEE SIN CITY 2 FOR. Sin City remains a place of broken dreams & lost opportunities, an exploitation movie that doesn't fully exploit its opportunities"

Posted Aug 21, 2014

Jason Gorber

2 34%

The Expendables 3 (2014)

"As per a sentiment I'll credit to Jurassic Park, amassing these guys all on screen asks the cinematic question "could we?", but never the follow up "should we?"."

Posted Aug 15, 2014

Jason Gorber

3 92%

Guardians of the Galaxy (2014)

" By its very construction Guardians of the Galaxy is trying to both be smug and self-aware, but also heroic and adventurous. For the most part the film manages to pull off this balance, making for a fun and many ways laudable film."

Posted Jul 29, 2014

Jason Gorber

4 ——

Zombeavers ()

"If I'm to be the only one, I'll jump up and proudly say I'm on team Zombeaver. It's some of the most fun I've had in a theatre all year, and it provides a terrific time if you'll give it and its hairy creatures a chance to get under your skin."

Posted Jul 21, 2014

Jason Gorber

5 90%

Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes (2014)

"Bold and brash. It's an action movie with plenty of ideas... There's a Shakespearean motif this time 'round, with plenty of court betrayal and the like (I admit to thinking "Et tu, you filthy brute?" as a particularly appalling pun midway through)."

Posted Jul 10, 2014

Jason Gorber

6 28%

Deliver Us from Evil (2014)

"Deliver Us From Evil simply doesn't deliver."

Posted Jul 2, 2014

Jason Gorber

7 18%

Transformers: Age of Extinction (2014)

"Wahlberg helps put the bro in Hasbro.. In the end, I simply raised my arms at the sheer mad spectacle of it all, and shouted "Woo!""

Posted Jun 26, 2014

Jason Gorber

8 53%

Jersey Boys (2014)

"Faggedaboutit, just throw on some of Four Seasons' many songs (including several excellent numbers that couldn't be pigeonholed awkwardly into this narrative) as a far better way of getting to what made these guys so memorable in the first place."

Posted Jun 20, 2014

Jason Gorber

9 92%

How to Train Your Dragon 2 (2014)

"There's a genuine sense of wonder captured, an almost glorious feeling of flight and freedom, reveling in the sheer cinematic pleasure of being taken along for the ride. "

Posted Jun 12, 2014

Jason Gorber

10 84%

22 Jump Street (2014)

"No, the film's not as funny, or fresh as the previous version, but it's charmingly aware of said fact. It's a film that says "fuck it" and does it anyway, throwing caution to the wind and yelling "something cool!" along the way."

Posted Jun 12, 2014

Jason Gorber

11 ——

The Salt of the Earth ()

"As a celebration of the photographic art of one remarkable contributor, The Salt of the Earth is unparallelled."

Posted May 27, 2014

Jason Gorber

12 ——

Red Army ()

"Quite simply, Red Army is fabulous, one of the most fun and fascinating films of the year."

Posted May 25, 2014

Jason Gorber

13 66%

The Rover (2014)

"It's the steadiness of The Rover that is its most defining feature, a sense that you're perambulating towards an inevitable showdown and just along for the ride."

Posted May 25, 2014

Jason Gorber

14 88%

Foxcatcher (2014)

" Some may not have the patience to stick with the film while it almost floats along, but for those willing to enjoy the remarkable performances and restrained direction, there is plenty to reward a committed audience."

Posted May 25, 2014

Jason Gorber

15 83%

Relatos salvajes (Wild Tales) ()

"An exciting and energizing achievement in film-making, a truly funny work that's equally deep and philosophical, all while not taking itself too seriously."

Posted May 23, 2014

Jason Gorber

16 100%

Mommy ()

"Mommy is simply terrific, already one of the best films of the year. It's a film of rare poignancy and insight told with a delightfully nasal Québequois timbre. "

Posted May 22, 2014

Jason Gorber

17 67%

The Salvation ()

"If The Salvation is not a perfect film, it's pretty damn close to being one."

Posted May 20, 2014

Jason Gorber

18 56%

Maps to the Stars ()

"Cronenberg is now in a phase that simply no longer speaks to me, a cold and dreary cinema that's as dull as it is forgettable."

Posted May 18, 2014

Jason Gorber

19 100%

It Follows ()

"It's a work that manages to be both old school and very fresh, a wonderfully restrained film that still packs quite a punch."

Posted May 18, 2014

Jason Gorber

20 ——

Timbuktu ()

"It is a tragedy, yes, but a very human one, with an overall caustic, almost nihilistic absurdity running throughout."

Posted May 17, 2014

Jason Gorber

21 100%

Mr. Turner (2014)

"Mr. Turner isn't quite an aesthetic failure, yet neither is it an unabashed success the way many of Leigh's recent works have proven to be."

Posted May 15, 2014

Jason Gorber

22 10%

Grace Of Monaco ()

"The film is, in some ways, worse than I make it sound."

Posted May 14, 2014

Jason Gorber

23 26%

Brick Mansions (2014)

"No one is going to confuse Brick Mansions with art, nor even an action film that lives up to the standards of its contemporaries or the original on which it's based. It is, however, kind of fun, and in this case, maybe that's enough."

Posted Apr 23, 2014

Jason Gorber

24 ——

Alex of Venice ()

"The jury has reached a verdict: Alex of Venice is guilty of being great."

Posted Apr 20, 2014

Chase Whale

25 19%

Transcendence (2014)

"This is little more than a Lawnmower Man redux, mowing its way through maudlin metaphysics and moral manure."

Posted Apr 17, 2014

Jason Gorber

26 91%

The Final Member (2014)

"There's a confidence and swagger to the film that speaks of far more experience with this type of story telling."

Posted Apr 17, 2014

Jason Gorber

27 79%

Muppets Most Wanted (2014)

"There's plenty to love about this film, and it's told with respect for the traditions while forging ahead."

Posted Mar 20, 2014

Jason Gorber

28 22%

Need For Speed (2014)

"So, is there a need for Need For Speed? Well, no, not really. "

Posted Mar 14, 2014

Jason Gorber

29 64%

The Cold Lands (2014)

"Blink and you'll miss a terrific performance from Lili Taylor."

Posted Mar 13, 2014

Chase Whale

30 86%

O Lobo atrás da Porta (Wolf at the Door) ()

"Just when the storm seems to settle, A Wolf at the Door flips with a thunderbolt of surprises to a devastating finale."

Posted Mar 12, 2014

Chase Whale

31 42%

300: Rise of an Empire (2014)

"This isn't a film for purists, nor is it a film for those who delve into Herodotus in their spare time. This is a comic book movie using Greek wars as a backdrop to tell archetypical tales."

Posted Mar 6, 2014

Jason Gorber

32 48%

RoboCop (2014)

"it might be faint praise, but RoboCop isn't robo-crap."

Posted Feb 11, 2014

Jason Gorber

33 96%

The LEGO Movie (2014)

"Skeptics, leave your grumblings at home. The LEGO Movie is a blast, a plaything for any age, an exquisite assembly that's literally more than the sum of its parts. For as per the song that runs throughout: 'Everything is awesome, everything is cool.'"

Posted Feb 5, 2014

Jason Gorber

34 80%

The Green Prince (2014)

"Suffice it to say, there has rarely been a work, documentary or no, that so thoroughly details both the inner machinations of the Hamas operations, or the interrogation and handling efforts of the hyper secretive Shin Bet."

Posted Feb 3, 2014

Jason Gorber

35 91%

A Most Wanted Man (2014)

"It is on Philip Seymour Hoffman's shoulders that much of the film sits, and his disheveled, cigarette-fueled German spy character provides another of his inimitable sad-sack characters that he brings to the screen better than pretty much anyone."

Posted Feb 3, 2014

Jason Gorber

36 77%

Whitey: United States of America v. James J. Bulger (2014)

" If the best crime documentary is meant to be more provocative than polemical, if it is to be a film that articulates rather than advocates, than Berlinger's Whitey just may be one of the best."

Posted Feb 2, 2014

Jason Gorber

37 56%

Camp X-Ray (2014)

"As a work of moral ambivalence, it's extremely interesting. As a jingoistic apology for imprisonment, it's flawed. I choose to believe based on the pedigree of those involved that my former reading is...the more accurate analysis of the film"

Posted Jan 31, 2014

Jason Gorber

38 83%

Imperial Dreams ()

"Imperial Dreams details the morally ambivalence of the situation in inner-city LA with beauty and grace, providing some of the most effective and memorable performances of the year. "

Posted Jan 31, 2014

Jason Gorber

39 91%

Frank (2014)

"In the end, the film feels like a bit of a mashup, a mix of genres and tunes and tones that don't quite mesh, but nonetheless as experimentation is far from uninteresting. "

Posted Jan 31, 2014

Jason Gorber

40 100%

The Overnighters (2014)

"The Overnighters is a shattering experience; a masterwork of unbridled honesty as it delves into the messy ambivalence of regular lives. Provocative, unsettling, energizing and immensely sorrowful. An exceptional, haunting film, and one not to be missed."

Posted Jan 27, 2014

Jason Gorber

41 100%

Killers ()

". But for those willing to give it a shot, Killers just may be one of the most interesting, disturbing, and provocative takes on the world of the serial killer ever made."

Posted Jan 25, 2014

Jason Gorber

42 4%

I, Frankenstein (2014)

"Beattie can certainly tell a story. But is this a story worth telling?"

Posted Jan 24, 2014

Peter Martin

43 97%

Life Itself (2014)

"I think it's fair to conjecture - Roger would have liked the film very much... It's pretty clear that he would have smiled, done that "happy dance" he would use to express his joy, and raise once more his thumb to the sky."

Posted Jan 22, 2014

Jason Gorber

44 55%

Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit (2014)

"time will tell whether this is in fact the reboot Paramount is hoping for. Me, I was simply hoping for something that would be entertaining and not treat me like an idiot. "

Posted Jan 18, 2014

Jason Gorber

45 75%

Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues (2013)

"Anchorman 2 may not be the best film in the history of forever, but it presents itself like it is...This is a film unafraid to stick a nipple into the maw of a writhing shark...It is a legend that has continued."

Posted Dec 17, 2013

Jason Gorber

46 93%

American Hustle (2013)

"The film has a sort of disciplined looseness to it, tightly paced and shrewdly constructed but also ridiculously entertaining."

Posted Dec 12, 2013

Eric D. Snider

47 74%

The Hobbit: The Desolation Of Smaug (2013)

"As an audience, we are literally traveling there and back again, and with The Desolation of Smaug, I'd suggest you're in for a hell of a ride."

Posted Dec 7, 2013

Jason Gorber

48 61%

Hours (2013)

"It's possible that the lackluster script, with its go-nowhere plotting and surface-level emotions, could have been rendered watchable by a talented and charismatic actor. But with Walker, it never stood a chance. "

Posted Dec 2, 2013

Eric D. Snider

49 89%

Frozen (2013)

"Frozen is the best animated film of the year, a wonderful celebration of music and story....It is a work to be embraced without cynicism, one that can simply be taken on its own merits as a charming, funny, musical experience."

Posted Nov 26, 2013

Jason Gorber

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