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Rating Title | Year Quote Author
1 68%

Parade's End: Season 1 (TV, 2013)

" Parade's End is one of the most accomplished and impressive productions you'll see on TV this year. "

Posted Mar 1, 2013

Brian Tallerico

2 16%

The Last Exorcism Part II (2013)

"At one point, the characters watch part of Daniel Stamm's effective original online after the found footage from that film goes viral. Just that little part of the first movie is the best part of this one."

Posted Mar 1, 2013

Brian Tallerico

3 82%

Like Someone in Love (2013)

"Minor Abbas Kiarostami is still a reason for celebration. "

Posted Feb 28, 2013

Brian Tallerico

4 84%

Upstream Color (2013)

"The film has been very divisive at Sundance but I think I adore it. It's daring, gorgeous, beautifully shot, and thematically fascinating."

Posted Feb 25, 2013

Brian Tallerico

5 85%

The Way Way Back (2013)

"The performances are solid throughout but Rockwell steals it, doing a riff on the characters Bill Murray played in movies like Stripes - the fast-talking, smart guy who really has a bigger heart than he likes to let on."

Posted Feb 25, 2013

Brian Tallerico

6 87%

Happy People: A Year in the Taiga (2013)

"It's a minor film from a major director but it's still a strong one for those interested in its subject matter - how people can still co-exist with and live off the land instead of ignoring or abusing it."

Posted Feb 22, 2013

Brian Tallerico

7 56%

Snitch (2013)

"Dwayne Johnson doesn't just want to be The Rock. And perhaps he is more after all. Despite his professional wrestling fame, "Snitch" is Johnson's plea to be respected as a true, dramatic actor."

Posted Feb 21, 2013

Adam Fendelman

8 38%

Cult: Season 1 (TV, 2013)

" One can see the pitch that convinced producers to fund this misfire but it was never developed into anything entertaining or believable. "

Posted Feb 19, 2013

Brian Tallerico

9 42%

Zero Hour: Season 1 (TV, 2013)

" Nonsensical dialogue, non-characters, clunky plotting, and sub-par production values, Zero Hour is a waste of time. "

Posted Feb 14, 2013

Brian Tallerico

10 15%

A Glimpse Inside the Mind of Charles Swan III (2013)

"Proves two things - that Charlie Sheen is a better actor than his public persona and stint on Two and a Half Men may have led you to believe and that he needs to find a character to prove that instead of this riff on his real-life drama. "

Posted Feb 13, 2013

Brian Tallerico

11 100%

Southland: Season 10

" Life on the streets of Los Angeles isn't getting easier in 2013 and few shows have ever captured what it's like to be a cop in the city of angels more dramatically than the best cop show since The Shield. "

Posted Feb 13, 2013

Brian Tallerico

12 14%

A Good Day To Die Hard (2013)

"A complete waste of time on every level. Loud, obnoxious, boring, cartoonish, morally reprehensible, and just plain stupid. "

Posted Feb 13, 2013

Brian Tallerico

13 94%

Lore (2013)

"Enough cannot be said about its leading lady, a truly captivating actress at a very young age who should be an international star."

Posted Feb 12, 2013

Brian Tallerico

14 76%

Community: Season 4 (TV, 2013)

" A less-than-stellar Community is still better than most comedies on TV. "

Posted Feb 7, 2013

Brian Tallerico

15 83%

Side Effects (2013)

"Side Effects not only draws on Soderbergh's career but has conscious echoes of Roman Polanski, Brian De Palma, and Alfred Hitchcock as well. I hope it's not one of the modern era's best director's final film but it would be fitting if it was."

Posted Feb 7, 2013

Brian Tallerico

16 61%

John Dies at the End (2013)

"It's when the movie loses its hallucinogenic set-up in favor of a more traditional narrative on its way to a clear non-ending that viewers will lose interest. The movie dies long before the end."

Posted Feb 6, 2013

Brian Tallerico

17 52%

Monday Mornings: Season 1 (TV, 2013)

" The A-list cast really elevates the production in ways that can't be underestimated. "

Posted Feb 4, 2013

Brian Tallerico

18 18%

Do No Harm: Season 1 (TV, 2013)

" Surprisingly dull given the edge of its concept, Do No Harm is yet another concept that could have been a home run on cable, where true risks are being taken, but feels neutered on network TV. "

Posted Jan 31, 2013

Brian Tallerico

19 90%

The Americans: Season 1 (TV, 2013)

" A great cast, detail-oriented producers, and an amazing concept - I can't wait to see where "The Americans" goes from here. "

Posted Jan 30, 2013

Brian Tallerico

20 85%

We Are What We Are (2013)

"This will, without question, be one of the best horror films of 2013."

Posted Jan 22, 2013

Brian Tallerico

21 69%

Stoker (2013)

"Park and his game cast (including Mia Wasikowska, Nicole Kidman, and Matthew Goode) do a lot of heavy lifting for a script that's really quite awful."

Posted Jan 22, 2013

Brian Tallerico

22 98%

Before Midnight (2013)

"Before Midnight left me nearly breathless. The script (credited to Linklater, Delpy, & Hawke) perfectly captures the complexity of marriage in ways that have rarely been portrayed on film."

Posted Jan 22, 2013

Brian Tallerico

23 92%

Farewell, My Queen (2012)

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Posted Jan 22, 2013

24 96%

Brooklyn Castle (2012)

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Posted Jan 22, 2013

25 93%

Mission: Impossible Ghost Protocol (2011)

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Posted Jan 22, 2013

26 70%

Celeste and Jesse Forever (2012)

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Posted Jan 22, 2013

27 37%

The Collection (2012)

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Posted Jan 22, 2013

28 79%

Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted (2012)

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Posted Jan 22, 2013

29 92%

Silver Linings Playbook (2012)

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Posted Jan 22, 2013

30 97%

Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry (2012)

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Posted Jan 22, 2013

31 64%

2 Days in New York (2012)

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Posted Jan 22, 2013

32 76%

Outside the Law (Hors-la-loi) (2010)

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Posted Jan 22, 2013

33 51%

This is 40 (2012)

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Posted Jan 22, 2013

34 28%

Broken City (2013)

""Broken City" safely navigates shallow waters and floats by as a mediocre thriller without emerging as a standout crime film or a total flop."

Posted Jan 20, 2013

Adam Fendelman

35 92%

Legit: Season 1 (TV, 2013)

" The surface of this series may be one joke, but if the writing and worldview of Jeffries remains at the forefront, this could be a long-running winner. "

Posted Jan 17, 2013

Patrick Mcdonald

36 94%

Archer: Season 4 (TV, 2013)

" Nobody does it better, to quote steal from another popular spy series. "

Posted Jan 17, 2013

Patrick Mcdonald

37 63%

The Carrie Diaries: Season 1 (TV, 2013)

" A show with good intentions that can't fill the former Carrie Bradshaw's Manolo Blahniks. "

Posted Jan 14, 2013

Brian Tallerico

38 93%

Enlightened: Season 2 (TV, 2013)

" It could easily be one of the most interesting programs of early 2013. "

Posted Jan 13, 2013

Brian Tallerico

39 94%

Girls: Season 2 (TV, 2013)

" Whatever one may think of Girls, and I do understand the program's detractors, no one can deny the risks that Dunham is willing to take as an actress, producer, director, and writer. "

Posted Jan 13, 2013

Brian Tallerico

40 93%

Amour (2012)

"Haneke doesn't offer easy solutions or pat emotions. He merely offers us a chance to eavesdrop and holds a mirror up to our own fears of old age, hopes for love, and challenges through life."

Posted Jan 11, 2013

Brian Tallerico

41 32%

Gangster Squad (2013)

"I love Fleischer's Zombieland, think Ryan Gosling, Josh Brolin, & Emma Stone are among the most underrated actors alive and think Sean Penn is an all-time best. And yet I nearly hated this mess."

Posted Jan 11, 2013

Brian Tallerico

42 83%

Cougar Town: Season 4 (TV, 2013)

" For Cougar Town to really work on TBS, it needed to feel fresh and new. A new start and not just a new home. That's not the case. "

Posted Jan 8, 2013

Brian Tallerico

43 38%

Deception: Season 1 (TV, 2013)

" Despite some decent performances from a cast too talented for the writing here, Deception is simply a generic waste of time. "

Posted Jan 7, 2013

Brian Tallerico

44 95%

Sister (2012)

"Strong cinematography, excellent performances, and a deft touch with how adulthood can be forced upon what should be carefree adolescence make it emotionally memorable without ever feeling manipulative. "

Posted Jan 3, 2013

Brian Tallerico

45 88%

Django Unchained (2012)

"Funny, action-packed, and remarkably stylized. It's also a tad too long, containing a few scenes that should have been left on the cutting room floor, which could have resulted in a more streamlined masterpiece instead of merely a heck of a lot of fun. "

Posted Dec 21, 2012

Brian Tallerico

46 81%

The Impossible (2012)

"A remarkable achievement in filmmaking, a film that is at times devastating, at times emotional, at times inspirational, and always riveting. It's one of the best films of 2012."

Posted Dec 21, 2012

Brian Tallerico

47 61%

Jack Reacher (2012)

"While Jason Bourne could dogfight Reacher with his man sack squished in a vice grip and the safety left on his Sig 228 gun while smoking some serious Maui wowie reefer, "Jack Reacher" has one twist you'd never expect: its star isn't its title character."

Posted Dec 20, 2012

Adam Fendelman

48 51%

This is 40 (2012)

"Strong work from Leslie Mann and Albert Brooks rescue the project from complete disaster but the largely-unfunny and almost entirely disingenuous script mark this as the talented Apatow's most notable misfire."

Posted Dec 20, 2012

Brian Tallerico

49 70%

Les MisÚrables (2012)

"The best movie musical in over a decade; what a musical like this should be - unabashed, unashamed emotion painted in vibrant, broad colors across a massive screen. "

Posted Dec 19, 2012

Brian Tallerico

50 64%

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (2012)

"A bloated, dull mess of a film that meanders when it should move and stumbles when it should run."

Posted Dec 13, 2012

Brian Tallerico

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