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LarsenOnFilm

Rating Title | Year Quote Author
1 92%

How to Train Your Dragon 2 (2014)

" Here and there, it's as if the mythology of Tolkien has been filtered through the imagery of Miyazaki. "

Posted Jul 12, 2014

Josh Larsen

2 95%

Floating Weeds (Ukigusa) (1959)

" ...there isn't a detail in Floating Weeds that isn't meant to be carefully seen. "

Posted Jul 10, 2014

Josh Larsen

3 90%

Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes (2014)

" ...an enthralling portrait - at once intimate and epic - of two civilizations on the brink. "

Posted Jul 10, 2014

Josh Larsen

4 23%

Tammy (2014)

" Tammy, like McCarthy's other films, wants its lessons to be real, and learned. "

Posted Jul 4, 2014

Josh Larsen

5 100%

The Killer (1989)

" For all the bullets that are spent, The Killer spends just as much time ruminating on the likes of honor, friendship and even the allure of guns themselves "

Posted Jun 30, 2014

Josh Larsen

6 72%

Batman (1989)

" Nicholson isn't only offering a brilliant bit of self-parody here, he's doing it in service to the character "

Posted Jun 29, 2014

Josh Larsen

7 100%

Kiki's Delivery Service (1989)

" ...a visual swoon over the delights of flight. "

Posted Jun 28, 2014

Josh Larsen

8 18%

Transformers: Age of Extinction (2014)

" Say what you will about these movies, but in audio terms they're things of beauty. "

Posted Jun 26, 2014

Josh Larsen

9 95%

Snowpiercer (2014)

" I'm not sure where the line is between a good gonzo movie and a creative mess, but I know that Snowpiercer is on the right side of it. "

Posted Jun 25, 2014

Josh Larsen

10 70%

They Came Together (2014)

" ...purposefully pushes the cliches of the romantic-comedy genre one step beyond their usual inanity. "

Posted Jun 25, 2014

Josh Larsen

11 19%

Identity Thief (2013)

" ...utterly confused over what to do with McCarthy as a physical comedienne. "

Posted Jun 24, 2014

Josh Larsen

12 83%

Hercules (1997)

" ...compiles pop-culture references and genre tropes that are not only crudely envisioned, but often downright contradictory to the story at hand. "

Posted Jun 21, 2014

Josh Larsen

13 96%

Ida (2014)

" ...there is the suggestion of religion as a haunting presence, a burden to bear. "

Posted Jun 20, 2014

Josh Larsen

14 65%

The Rover (2014)

" There are 102 minutes here, and not a single one lacks tension. "

Posted Jun 20, 2014

Josh Larsen

15 90%

McCabe & Mrs. Miller (1971)

" "...less a deromanticized Western than an emasculated one." "

Posted Jun 16, 2014

Josh Larsen

16 68%

The Goonies (1985)

" ...true to the camaraderie of boys who have been left alone to roam on their bikes. "

Posted Jun 16, 2014

Josh Larsen

17 86%

Night Moves (2014)

" ...brings complicated human dilemmas into the climate-change crossfire. "

Posted Jun 12, 2014

Josh Larsen

18 95%

Castle in the Sky (1989)

" ...as buoyant as you'd expect from a movie largely set amidst the clouds. "

Posted Jun 9, 2014

Josh Larsen

19 90%

Live Die Repeat: Edge of Tomorrow (2014)

" "...represents the deconstruction - and then the hurried, harried reconstruction - of Tom Cruise." "

Posted Jun 8, 2014

Josh Larsen

20 87%

The Immigrant (2014)

" "...the old-timey aesthetic here is so overwrought the characters seem stuck in prehistoric amber." "

Posted Jun 5, 2014

Josh Larsen

21 49%

Maleficent (2014)

" ...still functions as a potent moral tale, this time with a particular awareness of patriarchal oppression. "

Posted Jun 1, 2014

Josh Larsen

22 No Score Yet

The Immigrant (1917)

" As a dramatization of the immigration experience, the movie is hardly lighthearted - especially considering Chaplin's reputation as a sentimentalist. "

Posted May 29, 2014

Josh Larsen

23 98%

The Wild Bunch (1969)

" In Peckinpah's world, the law and the lawless are one and the same - destructive agents of chaos. "

Posted May 23, 2014

Josh Larsen

24 91%

X-Men: Days of Future Past (2014)

" There's no zip, no driving force, no personality to these movies, other than what the overqualified actors manage to squeeze out of their individual scenes. "

Posted May 23, 2014

Josh Larsen

25 82%

The Double (2014)

" When production design is this cleverly incorporated into the story at hand, it can carry an entire movie. "

Posted May 20, 2014

Josh Larsen

26 74%

Godzilla (2014)

" Godzilla manages to give the beast the mythic mystique it deserves. "

Posted May 15, 2014

Josh Larsen

27 97%

Gun Crazy (Deadly Is the Female) (1950)

" Reefer Madness for gun control? "

Posted May 12, 2014

Josh Larsen

28 91%

Locke (2014)

" ...works better than it should, given its extremely limiting conceit. "

Posted May 12, 2014

Josh Larsen

29 71%

Monsters (2010)

" If you want to make your giant monster movie more of a character study, more power to you, but then the pressure's on to create some truly captivating characters. "

Posted May 12, 2014

Josh Larsen

30 16%

Godzilla (1998)

" The picture's fatal flaw is its inability to give us any consistent sense of Godzilla's size." "

Posted May 6, 2014

Josh Larsen

31 96%

Blue Ruin (2014)

" ...a rueful repudiation of the adage that revenge is sweet. "

Posted May 5, 2014

Josh Larsen

32 89%

Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014)

" ...has a nice push and pull going on, between nostalgia for a time gone by and a piercing, contemporary relevance. "

Posted May 1, 2014

Josh Larsen

33 93%

Beauty and the Beast (2012)

" At once enchanting and emboldening... "

Posted Apr 28, 2014

Josh Larsen

34 81%

My Own Private Idaho (1991)

" ...gets off to a gangbusters start. And then Shakespeare butts in. "

Posted Apr 27, 2014

Josh Larsen

35 90%

Attack the Block (2011)

" Poses a tongue in cheek question - "What's scarier, hostile extra-terrestrials or black youth?" - and then riffs on the sad reality that many people would say the latter. "

Posted Apr 25, 2014

Josh Larsen

36 66%

Plan 9 from Outer Space (1959)

" What distinguishes Plan 9 from the other contenders for worst film of all time is the movie's brazen sense of confidence. "

Posted Apr 23, 2014

Josh Larsen

37 85%

Only Lovers Left Alive (2014)

" If Swinton and Hiddleston have a shared gift, it's the ability to inhabit theatricality naturally. "

Posted Apr 22, 2014

Josh Larsen

38 85%

Under the Skin (2014)

" ...longs for a world where what we look like - whether we're beautiful or ugly - no longer dominates who we are. "

Posted Apr 17, 2014

Josh Larsen

39 52%

Mars Attacks! (1996)

" ...a sadistically silly spoof that uses a cheesy ray gun to blow away the tropes of science-fiction past. "

Posted Apr 16, 2014

Josh Larsen

40 96%

Umberto D (1952)

" ...a picture of a man who has been cast into a dehumanizing vortex, largely because of others' indifference. "

Posted Apr 15, 2014

Josh Larsen

41 98%

The Best Years of Our Lives (1946)

" ...captures the sort of confusion, condescension and even revulsion faced by returning veterans, then and today. "

Posted Apr 14, 2014

Josh Larsen

42 86%

Joe (2014)

" ...has a real feel, at once dreamy and doomed, that's hard to shake. "

Posted Apr 9, 2014

Josh Larsen

43 97%

Ernest & CÚlestine (2014)

" ...has a refreshing lightness that's rare in animation these days. "

Posted Apr 7, 2014

Josh Larsen

44 86%

The Seven Year Itch (1954)

" Monroe takes over the movie the minute she appears onscreen, wearing impossible outfits and telling the most ridiculous stories with the lightest touch. "

Posted Mar 30, 2014

Josh Larsen

45 59%

Nymphomaniac: Volume II (2014)

" Most off-putting is the puritanical streak that eventually comes to dominate the film. "

Posted Mar 30, 2014

Josh Larsen

46 77%

Noah (2014)

" ...at once too big for the intricate ideas it wants to explore and too small for the saga it's taken on. "

Posted Mar 27, 2014

Josh Larsen

47 82%

Dead Calm (1989)

" A remarkable breakout for Nicole Kidman, who gives this feminist thriller everything it deserves, and more. "

Posted Mar 24, 2014

Josh Larsen

48 100%

Steamboat Bill Jr. (1928)

" Keaton becomes here, quite literally, the calm in the eye of the storm. "

Posted Mar 24, 2014

Josh Larsen

49 95%

Lifeboat (1944)

" ...one of Hitchcock's significant works, accented by wickedly effective insert shots and a handful of strong performances. "

Posted Mar 23, 2014

Josh Larsen

50 75%

Nymphomaniac: Volume I (2014)

" ...a complicated and compelling film that's uncomfortable in necessary ways. "

Posted Mar 22, 2014

Josh Larsen

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