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Rating Title | Year Quote Author
1 40%

Ultrasuede: In Search of Halston (2012)

"Becomes a casual get-together, albeit one where most of the guests don't get to physically interact, and that party atmosphere is appropriate to the story we're being told."

Posted Jan 20, 2012

Christopher Campbell

2 ——

Crazy Horse (1996)

"I'm glad I was introduced to the place through Wiseman's eye if anyone's, but I just can't say that even he can make me love what I see there."

Posted Jan 18, 2012

Christopher Campbell

3 95%

Pina (2011)

"Magnificent ... beautiful and enchanting ... a sexy, funny and spectacular work."

Posted Oct 7, 2011

Christopher Campbell

4 25%

The Change-Up (2011)

"Half-assed and half-hearted from Dobkin ... I'd love to see where [Katie] Aselton would go with the same situation played with here."

Posted Aug 5, 2011

Christopher Campbell

5 82%

Rise of the Planet of the Apes (2011)

"The best remake of Project X since Project Nim."

Posted Aug 5, 2011

Christopher Campbell

6 70%

Friends With Benefits (2011)

"The problem is that once all of the sex is over we find ourselves watching an inexplicable couple do their utmost to find their way to a pre-written happy ending."

Posted Jul 23, 2011

Daniel Walber

7 80%

The Myth Of The American Sleepover (2011)

"A timeless teen movie for grown ups. "

Posted Jul 22, 2011

Christopher Campbell

8 79%

Captain America: The First Avenger (2011)

"Captivates but has little care for character."

Posted Jul 22, 2011

Christopher Campbell

9 69%

Horrible Bosses (2011)

"The kind of lazy writing that ignores reason in order to accommodate easy and incredibly predictable storytelling."

Posted Jul 8, 2011

Christopher Campbell

10 77%

La belle endormie (The Sleeping Beauty) (2011)

"This provocateur has moved away from the "New French Extreme" to become the master of her own magical kingdom."

Posted Jul 8, 2011

Daniel Walber

11 89%

Crime After Crime (2011)

"Potash's restraint in sticking to the matter of justice at hand is surprising and very respectable."

Posted Jul 6, 2011

Christopher Campbell

12 35%

Larry Crowne (2011)

""Larry Crowne" will give you little more than a strong sense of empathy for the unfortunate cast and crew, shackled to a mind-bogglingly mediocre screenplay."

Posted Jul 1, 2011

Daniel Walber

13 50%

Love Etc. (2011)

"A cute documentary for fans of ensemble rom-coms."

Posted Jun 28, 2011

Christopher Campbell

14 30%

Sanctum (2011)

"Even if you don't feel emotionally attached to the characters, or particularly invested in the outcome of this expedition, you totally feel submerged. "

Posted Jun 24, 2011

Daniel Walber

15 82%

Trollhunter (2011)

"It is as if we have been transported to a dimension where these monsters are no longer out of place, but rather the little humans are dwarfed and rendered eerily incongruous."

Posted Jun 24, 2011

Daniel Walber

16 86%

The Wild Hunt (2010)

""The Wild Hunt" is a film so creatively conceived and hauntingly executed it will stick with you long after the first viewing."

Posted Jun 24, 2011

Daniel Walber

17 10%

Red Riding Hood (2011)

"The screenplay is awful, the story is all over the place, and the pacing is way off the mark."

Posted Jun 24, 2011

Daniel Walber

18 89%

Passione (2011)

""Passione" is a hip city symphony for the 21st century."

Posted Jun 24, 2011

Daniel Walber

19 44%

Bad Teacher (2011)

""Bad Teacher" is bad, but not necessarily bad for women."

Posted Jun 24, 2011

Daniel Walber

20 26%

Green Lantern (2011)

"It's far from exciting or unique when compared to other recent superhero flicks, and there are some moments that fall embarrassingly flat."

Posted Jun 24, 2011

Daniel Walber

21 82%

Super 8 (2011)

"This movie doesn't make you want to go home and re-watch an old favorite; it makes you wish that's what you had done with your evening in the first place."

Posted Jun 9, 2011

Daniel Walber

22 87%

Bobby Fischer Against The World (2011)

"For a film that's all archival clippings and talking heads, it's a beautifully shot and polished-looking film and quite enjoyable to watch."

Posted Jun 8, 2011

Christopher Campbell

23 ——

Reindeerspotting - Escape from Santaland (2010)

"The kind of doc that I can't entirely get behind ethically, but I can't help but recommend it very highly, in large part because of those questions it leaves you with."

Posted Jun 8, 2011

Christopher Campbell

24 96%

One Lucky Elephant (2011)

"Why should you pay for a feature-length animal rights PSA?"

Posted Jun 8, 2011

Christopher Campbell

25 34%

The Hangover Part II (2011)

"How is it that a group of screenwriters can sit down and just replicate their earlier film exactly?"

Posted May 27, 2011

Daniel Walber

26 64%

You Won't Miss Me (2010)

"Somehow the rawness of this film's subject remains potent throughout, and keeps drawing us in."

Posted May 27, 2011

Daniel Walber

27 55%

Gnomeo and Juliet (2011)

"For the most part, "Gnomeo and Juliet" stays just a bit above that thin line between inspired remake and unfortunate caricature, which is both a relief and a delight."

Posted May 27, 2011

Daniel Walber

28 75%

Tuesday, After Christmas (2011)

"The sparse austerity of every frame and the quietly raw performances are shaped into a beautifully potent series of increasingly dramatic set pieces."

Posted May 27, 2011

Daniel Walber

29 81%

Kung Fu Panda 2 (2011)

"A sequel that's as good as the original."

Posted May 27, 2011

Christopher Campbell

30 54%

Brotherhood (2011)

"An intense snowball thriller that improves on an earlier short film (Roslyn)."

Posted May 24, 2011

Christopher Campbell

31 33%

Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides (2011)

"I don't mind that the franchise has found the Fountain of Youth and will continue churning out more sequels. I'll happily watch them all. "

Posted May 20, 2011

Christopher Campbell

32 75%

Everything Must Go (2011)

"It may not be the most clever or unpredictable effort, but it's familiar in a comfortable and admirable way from a structural perspective. "

Posted May 13, 2011

Christopher Campbell

33 85%

Make Believe (2011)

"Really believes in its characters, and that's one of the best things a film can do. "

Posted May 12, 2011

Christopher Campbell

34 91%

City of Life and Death (2011)

"A depressing spectacle that should make you stop liking war movies."

Posted May 11, 2011

Christopher Campbell

35 77%

Hey, Boo: Harper Lee and 'To Kill a Mockingbird' (2011)

"A warm but uneven tribute solely for the fans."

Posted May 10, 2011

Christopher Campbell

36 50%

Lebanon, Pa. (2011)

"It's more than a little refreshing to see the issue of teen pregnancy tackled in a fiction film without the need for campy humor or eccentric dialogue."

Posted May 7, 2011

Daniel Walber

37 15%

Something Borrowed (2011)

"There's more to this film than meets the eye, or the critical consensus."

Posted May 7, 2011

Daniel Walber

38 95%

Cave of Forgotten Dreams (2011)

""Cave of Forgotten Dreams" is not just a visually stunning masterpiece of 3D but also a film that turns the third dimension into an artistic necessity."

Posted May 7, 2011

Daniel Walber

39 77%

Thor (2011)

"A movie like Thor has to do a lot more than a comic book does, and I don't mean just turning the stationary 2D drawings into animated 3D computer art."

Posted May 7, 2011

Christopher Campbell

40 60%

The Beaver (2011)

"Only half as powerful as it could have been. "

Posted May 6, 2011

Christopher Campbell

41 75%

Stake Land (2011)

"Proof that a film can be terribly familiar and yet still be completely engrossing ... a near-identical brother to Zombieland, only much, much slower and subtler."

Posted Apr 22, 2011

Christopher Campbell

42 71%

African Cats (2011)

"It's the typical savanna ecosystem stuff, only embellished and dramatically forced a lot to keep the crowd involved and occasionally thrilled. "

Posted Apr 22, 2011

Christopher Campbell

43 71%

Dumbstruck (2011)

"Documents the Underappreciated Craft of Ventriloquism But Has Little to Say"

Posted Apr 20, 2011

Christopher Campbell

44 72%

Rio (2011)

"Good for Kids, Better for Tourism"

Posted Apr 17, 2011

Christopher Campbell

45 58%

Scream 4 (2011)

"The satire of this film is not comedy about fear; it's the combination of comedy and fear into a sort of meta-experience that is more than the sum of its parts."

Posted Apr 16, 2011

Daniel Walber

46 23%

Sucker Punch (2011)

"A cautionary tale for those trying to write future super-heroines and female action heroes. Take notice ... write something a bit more nuanced and conscious."

Posted Mar 24, 2011

Daniel Walber

47 23%

Peep World (2011)

"Whatever you do, don't go in expecting this to satisfy your hunger for an Arrested Development movie."

Posted Mar 22, 2011

Christopher Campbell

48 88%

Rango (2011)

"The funniest western since Blazing Saddles"

Posted Mar 3, 2011

Christopher Campbell

49 80%

Dear Lemon Lima (2011)

"Tackles a common issue for teenagers of fitting in and parallels it smartly but delicately with the history of Native Americans adjusting to their forced assimilation."

Posted Feb 28, 2011

Christopher Campbell

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