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Rating Title | Year Quote Author
1 100%

Better Call Saul: Season 1 - Pimento (TV Episode)

" I can't necessarily praise last night's episode, but I feel more enthusiastic than ever that Vince Gilligan and his writers are on the verge of shedding their dead weight and honing in on the parts of the show that might compel us to watch in 2016. "

Posted Mar 31, 2015

Shane Ryan

2 84%

The Walking Dead: Season 5 - Conquer (TV Episode)

" Let me start at the end and say that if the goal of a finale is to provide enough resolution to satisfy the viewers who have stuck you with for a full season, but also introduce the elements that lure us in for the next, then mission f'ing accomplished. "

Posted Mar 30, 2015

Shane Ryan

3 84%

Wendy and Lucy (2008)

" The simple construct yields such a rich world is a triumph, thanks in no small part to director Kelly Reichardt's hawk-like narrative focus and good casting sense. "

Posted Mar 27, 2015

Kelly Marages

4 19%

Serena (2015)

" Thankfully for Cooper, Lawrence and even Bier, their reputations will outlast Serena's legacy -- because no one will see it. "

Posted Mar 27, 2015

Ross Bonaime

5 85%

Jauja (2015)

" In his latest feature, the breathtaking Jauja, Argentinian director Lisandro Alonso demonstrates that he is the rare filmmaker who trusts his audience enough to winnow his films down to the bone. "

Posted Mar 27, 2015

Dom Sinacola

6 0%

Muck (2015)

" The gonzo assault becomes an uneven straddle of Evil Dead camp and rote splatter, leaving Muck to hobble along disjointedly like Jamie Lee Curtis' battered heroine as she tries to escape Michael Myers in Halloween. "

Posted Mar 27, 2015

Tom Meek

7 67%

The Riot Club (Posh) (2015)

" A tense, at times disturbing film. "

Posted Mar 26, 2015

Ross Bonaime

8 30%

Get Hard (2015)

" Get Hard manages to be funny enough to both recommend and to laugh at out loud without feeling public embarrassment. "

Posted Mar 26, 2015

Andy Crump

9 90%

White God (2015)

" "White God" isn't the first film to suggest that humanity's cruel treatment of others will one day come back to haunt us. But it certainly makes its point with potent force. "

Posted Mar 24, 2015

Tim Grierson

10 95%

Better Call Saul: Season 1 - RICO (TV Episode)

" I enjoyed the episode more than last week-Jimmy in the bathroom writing a legal writ on toilet paper was classic. But I'm not sure I loved it. "

Posted Mar 24, 2015

Josh Jackson

11 No Score Yet

Children's Hospital: Season 6 (TV, 2015)

" "Five Years Later" is a crash course back into the mix and it feels so good to be back. "

Posted Mar 23, 2015

Ross Bonaime

12 83%

The Walking Dead: Season 5 - Try (TV Episode)

" Can you think of a drunker-acting sober character than Rick Grimes in TV history?... I think Rick takes the (rum-soaked) cake. "

Posted Mar 23, 2015

Shane Ryan

13 91%

The Salt of the Earth (2015)

" The documentary may skimp a little on the man, but his art is proudly front and center -- which, one suspects, is perhaps how he'd prefer it. "

Posted Mar 23, 2015

Tim Grierson

14 64%

Zombeavers (2015)

" The final 20-30 minutes is the film's strongest portion, however, because that's when things unexpectedly go off the rails of convention and into a delightfully weird territory. "

Posted Mar 20, 2015

Jim Vorel

15 86%

Goodbye to Language 3D (2014)

" Put in short, the film is chaos, but glorious, wondrous chaos that lets us see what genius looks like from the inside. "

Posted Mar 19, 2015

Andy Crump

16 87%

Community: Season 6 (TV, 2015)

" Ultimately, Community has written itself into a hole that I'm not sure it will be able to dig out of. "

Posted Mar 19, 2015

Sean Gandert

17 86%

Empire: Season 1 - Who I Am (TV Episode)

" Of everything we learned last night, I'm most excited to see where this frightening, new relationship between father and son goes. "

Posted Mar 19, 2015

Shannon M. Houston

18 31%

Insurgent (2015)

" The performances are fine. Everyone is solid, though they're not asked to do too much. "

Posted Mar 19, 2015

Brent McKnight

19 100%

Empire: Season 1 - Die But Once (TV Episode)

" My breath was held. This was especially true for the scenes between Jamal and Lucious. "

Posted Mar 19, 2015

Shannon M. Houston

20 8%

Growing Up and Other Lies (2015)

" Though it doesn't carry the impact one would have hoped for, Growing Up and Other Lies finally intimates empathy for these modern musketeers clinging to the comfort of at least being there for each other. "

Posted Mar 18, 2015

Anthony Salveggi

21 91%

Amour Fou (2015)

" Despite the film's tightly constructed reserve, Hausner saves one last trick for the end: As unknowable as these characters are, you may be surprised how much you miss them. "

Posted Mar 18, 2015

Tim Grierson

22 90%

Better Call Saul: Season 1 - Bingo (TV Episode)

" Simply explaining the mechanics of the story doesn't paint the full picture-Mike's burglary allows the show to revel in its strength and tell the story in silence. "

Posted Mar 17, 2015

Shane Ryan

23 No Score Yet

Undateable: Season 2 (TV, 2015)

" It's all well-meaning, warm and fuzzy stuff, but stick with the show long enough and the innate strangeness of the show floats more and more to the surface. "

Posted Mar 17, 2015

Robert Ham

24 85%

Cinderella (2015)

" Branagh knows how to sweep us up in the ecstatic thrall of the familiar without breaking from fantasy or making his central messages about bravery, compassion and self-confidence feel superficial. "

Posted Mar 16, 2015

Andy Crump

25 89%

The Walking Dead: Season 5 - Spend (TV Episode)

" It was an intense episode when I was expecting a little more calm before the storm now that they're in a safe place. That's a good thing, but The Walking Dead certainly offers little mercy. "

Posted Mar 16, 2015

Josh Jackson

26 88%

Kumiko, the Treasure Hunter (2015)

" The Zellners may have their missteps as storytellers, but without question they're consummate image- and mood-makers. "

Posted Mar 16, 2015

Tim Grierson

27 96%

It Follows (2015)

" It Follows is itself a film that thrives in the borders, not so much about the horror that leaps out in front of you, but the deeper anxiety that waits at the verge of consciousness. "

Posted Mar 13, 2015

Dom Sinacola

28 No Score Yet

The Irish Pub ()

" Anyone with an interest in Irish history, culture or drink need look no further than Alex Fegan's delightful documentary The Irish Pub. "

Posted Mar 13, 2015

Maryann Koopman Kelly

29 61%

Run All Night (2015)

" Run All Night is a solidly hard-boiled crime picture infused with true moments of bravado, and we should enjoy Neeson's continued late-career action renaissance while it lasts. "

Posted Mar 13, 2015

Brent McKnight

30 100%

Kurt Cobain: Montage Of Heck ()

" Though "Montage of Heck" is undoubtedly geared to fans, it gives them reason to be grateful for this guy and this band all over again. "

Posted Mar 13, 2015

Tim Grierson

31 78%

These Final Hours (2015)

" These Final Hours is a quick trip that lacks the depth and originality it deserves, but it still creates some spectacular moments along the way. "

Posted Mar 12, 2015

Ross Bonaime

32 88%

Faults (2015)

" Faults is at times horrifyingly funny-before it becomes just plain horrifying-carried by stellar performances even when it falters. "

Posted Mar 12, 2015

Christine N. Ziemba

33 31%

Chappie (2015)

" The robot works, and so, too, does Blomkamp's movie. "

Posted Mar 12, 2015

Andy Crump

34 100%

Empire: Season 1 - Sins of the Father (TV Episode)

" [The] pull to be altruistic and caring of those around them in their last hours coupled with the more selfish desire to do whatever they hell they want while they still can... [is] one of the few things that Empire and Terrence Howard are doing very well. "

Posted Mar 12, 2015

Robert Ham

35 94%

Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief (2015)

" If the film's value as an exposť is limited, "Going Clear" is nonetheless sterling as an official record of condemnation. "

Posted Mar 11, 2015

Tim Grierson

36 100%

Better Call Saul: Season 1 - Five-O (TV Episode)

" This was an excellent episode with real drama, real stakes and the incomparable Jonathan Banks. Certain actors have the extra something that just seems to hold the camera, and Banks is on. "

Posted Mar 10, 2015

Shane Ryan

37 96%

The Walking Dead: Season 5 - Forget (TV Episode)

" I think what really hit me tonight was how deeply strange all of these people are within the confines of civilization. "

Posted Mar 9, 2015

Shane Ryan

38 94%

Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt: Season 1 (TV, 2015)

" What is ... evident is how perfect a star vehicle this is for Ellie Kemper. "

Posted Mar 6, 2015

Robert Ham

39 86%

Ballet 422 (2015)

" Ballet 422 lacks the traditional hallmarks of most standard documentary films, eschewing talking head interviews and recurring streams of title cards crafted to hand-hold the audience through learning, and that's what makes it such a gem. "

Posted Mar 6, 2015

Andy Crump

40 57%

The Keeping Room (2015)

" This is a film that deserves to be seen for its visual touches and for Marling, who continues to expand her range and show why she's bound to end up with a major award on her mantle sooner rather than later. "

Posted Mar 5, 2015

Jim Vorel

41 7%

Outcast (2015)

" In other words, been there, done that. And you'd be wise not to go through it again with Outcast. "

Posted Mar 5, 2015

Christine N. Ziemba

42 25%

Kidnapping Mr. Heineken (2015)

" Kidnapping Mr. Heineken is a frustratingly lethargic picture. "

Posted Mar 5, 2015

Andy Crump

43 88%

Merchants Of Doubt (2015)

" When your objective is to get nothing done, you have a serious advantage. If honesty isn't a priority, things get even easier. This is the most impactful -- and the most depressing -- takeaway of Robert Kenner's documentary. "

Posted Mar 5, 2015

Jeremy Mathews

44 86%

Empire: Season 1 - Unto the Breach (TV Episode)

" The feeling that Empire has done a great job of driving home from the start, though, is that particularly complicated sensation that allows us to still receive so much joy from a piece of art, even when we know of the awful deeds done by the artists. "

Posted Mar 5, 2015

Robert Ham

45 11%

Unfinished Business (2015)

" When Unfinished Business loses itself to its own madness, there is the sense that its inherent weirdness is on the verge of coalescing into something big, brilliant and spectacular. But that never happens. "

Posted Mar 5, 2015

Brent McKnight

46 54%

Like Sunday, Like Rain (2015)

" [Whaley has] given his actress too many dots to connect -- or more than is advisable. No matter though, because Meester, with her natural, easy fit into the role, proves game and goes after those gaps with an indelible marker. "

Posted Mar 3, 2015

Tom Meek

47 95%

Better Call Saul: Season 1 - Alpine Shepherd Boy (TV Episode)

" If you had stopped the episode halfway through and told me I wasn't allowed to finish it-EVER!-that would have been okay. "

Posted Mar 3, 2015

Shane Ryan

48 92%

Gotham: Season 1 - Everyone Has a Cobblepot (TV Episode)

" "Everybody Has a Cobblepot" wasn't the off-the-wall feast that I anticipated coming off last week, but a methodical episode that delivered intrigue in subtler ways. "

Posted Mar 3, 2015

Eric Walters

49 63%

The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (2015)

" Mortality and the possibility of fresh beginnings remain at the forefront of "Second Best," but the novelty of the setup has drifted away. "

Posted Mar 2, 2015

Tim Grierson

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