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Cinema Writer

Rating Title | Year Quote Author
1 92%

Nebraska (2013)

" Payne's most accomplished and emotionally affecting movie since his masterwork, About Schmidt (2002) "

Posted Feb 27, 2014

Jay Antani

2 77%

The Wolf of Wall Street (2013)

" Absorbing performances, stylistic wit, a lacerating and subversive sense of humor: The Wolf of Wall Street delivers all of these in spades "

Posted Jan 18, 2014

Jay Antani

3 94%

Inside Llewyn Davis (2013)

" The film has a frustrating, neither-here-nor-there quality. "

Posted Jan 17, 2014

Jay Antani

4 74%

The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug (2013)

" It's natural to be repelled by Jackson's commercial- and franchise-minded motives ... but, ultimately, he delivers escapist entertainment that functions as the cinematic equivalent of comfort food. "

Posted Jan 13, 2014

Jay Antani

5 93%

American Hustle (2013)

" more successful than any of the cons on-screen is the con Hustle plays on its audience, "

Posted Jan 2, 2014

Jay Antani

6 94%

Her (2013)

" Her does American cinema proud "

Posted Dec 20, 2013

Jay Antani

7 93%

All Is Lost (2013)

" the Cliffs Notes version of the deeper, more profound character study that never transpires on-screen "

Posted Dec 17, 2013

Jay Antani

8 93%

Dallas Buyers Club (2013)

" It is everything cheap, shallow and pandering about American independent cinema. "

Posted Dec 13, 2013

Jay Antani

9 96%

12 Years a Slave (2013)

" The film of the decade. "

Posted Nov 15, 2013

Jay Antani

10 97%

Gravity (2013)

" a cinematic spectacle without equal "

Posted Oct 3, 2013

Jay Antani

11 98%

Before Midnight (2013)

" Before Midnight is no romance. It's a horror movie. "

Posted Jul 5, 2013

Jay Antani

12 68%

World War Z (2013)

" Pitt's soulful performance lends World War Z real heart and strength. "

Posted Jun 30, 2013

Jay Antani

13 50%

White House Down (2013)

" Had director Emmerich allowed the chain reaction of comic chemistry sparked by these leads to carry the film, there's no telling how good White House Down could've been. "

Posted Jun 30, 2013

Jay Antani

14 75%

The Way Back (2011)

" a solid, resonant meditation on survival, on hope, on the value of life in the face of implacable hostility, portrayed memorably by an excellent cast and [Director] Weir's vast, brutal, awe-inspiring landscapes "

Posted Feb 16, 2013

Jay Antani

15 93%

Zero Dark Thirty (2013)

" Purely as cinematic exercise, Zero Dark Thirty is an exhilarating piece of work. But, beyond its for-the-times subject matter, the work does not linger whatsoever. "

Posted Feb 13, 2013

Jay Antani

16 64%

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (2012)

" a drag-down, mildly diverting entertainment "

Posted Jan 10, 2013

Jay Antani

17 92%

Silver Linings Playbook (2012)

" delivers the kind of sharply timed laughs that Sturges and Wilder would've appreciated "

Posted Dec 6, 2012

Jay Antani

18 90%

Lincoln (2012)

" There is directorial mastery here, and, even for those like me for whom the power of Lincoln is a percolating realization, one thing is certain: The performance by Daniel Day-Lewis is astonishing. "

Posted Nov 24, 2012

Jay Antani

19 78%

Flight (2012)

" As A-list substance-abuse melodramas go, this one lands safely enough. "

Posted Nov 14, 2012

Jay Antani

20 92%

Skyfall (2012)

" Who pays the price for Skyfall? Bond fans do, of course. But so does Daniel Craig. He's not going to be around forever - not in this shape, anyway. "

Posted Nov 10, 2012

Jay Antani

21 89%

Moon (2009)

" Intriguing, imaginative, and thematically ambitious, Moon gives ample proof that Jones is a serious talent, pushing his concepts into intellectually and spiritually challenging territory. "

Posted Nov 8, 2012

Jay Antani

22 93%

Looper (2012)

" Looper is among the cleverest, most skillfully crafted and entertaining sci-fi thrillers of the past 20 years. "

Posted Nov 2, 2012

Jay Antani

23 96%

Argo (2012)

" Argo is among the worthiest spy thrillers to come out of Hollywood in years, and it puts to rest (at least for this reviewer) any doubts over Affleck's chops as a smart, shrewd director of consistently topnotch fare. "

Posted Oct 29, 2012

Jay Antani

24 81%

Mr. Arkadin (1962)

" a mesmerizing experience, a schizoid crime caper that's half-potboiler and half-reverie "

Posted May 30, 2012

Jay Antani

25 94%

Hugo (2011)

" the most soulful, most personal fiction film in [Scorsese's] career "

Posted Feb 24, 2012

Jay Antani

26 85%

Chronicle (2012)

" an enjoyable spin through the tropes of the superhero origin story "

Posted Feb 13, 2012

Jay Antani

27 79%

The Grey (2012)

" Aside from Neeson's top-caliber performance...the movie's got several excellent set pieces... "

Posted Feb 13, 2012

Jay Antani

28 87%

The Ground Truth (2006)

" perhaps the most important protest statement yet committed to film since the outbreak of [the Iraq War] "

Posted Feb 6, 2012

Jay Antani

29 87%

Jesus Camp (2006)

" Jesus Camp doesn't just preach to the converted, it bores and frightens them. "

Posted Feb 6, 2012

Jay Antani

30 23%

Resident Evil: Afterlife (2010)

" The occasional flashes of imagination aside, "Afterlife" epitomizes what movies written largely by software and marketing committees look like "

Posted Jan 30, 2012

Jay Antani

31 86%

Le refuge (Hideaway (Le refuge)) (2010)

" Ozon masks his lack of sensitivity to the material with his characteristic cerebral detachment and pretense to subtlety. "

Posted Jan 30, 2012

Jay Antani

32 50%

Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole (2010)

" the story's inherent sense of fantasy and genuinely felt moments of exhilaration...and danger...keeps us engaged - for a time, at least "

Posted Jan 30, 2012

Jay Antani

33 43%

Barry Munday (2010)

" D'Arienzo's screenplay and direction goes for a cross between naturalism and absurdity, but it's largely a queasy, oil-and-water blend. "

Posted Jan 30, 2012

Jay Antani

34 98%

Inside Job (2010)

" As a documentary, this is a clear-eyed, steadily building prosecution against Wall Street. But, in the end, Ferguson's film is just a moot trial in which the defendants have already escaped scot-free. "

Posted Jan 30, 2012

Jay Antani

35 71%

Red (2010)

" The cast's efforts go about halfway to compensating for Red's lack of inspiration elsewhere. "

Posted Jan 30, 2012

Jay Antani

36 51%

Cool It (2010)

" That this documentary is solution-oriented rather than fear-oriented as so many recent ones...have been is itself a reason for touting it. "

Posted Jan 30, 2012

Jay Antani

37 32%

How Do You Know (2010)

" What happened to James L. Brooks? "

Posted Jan 30, 2012

Jay Antani

38 70%

Mumbai Diaries (2011)

" a refreshing, well-meaning entry in India's new brand of globally savvy cinema, [which] augurs exciting things from [director] Rao and her peers "

Posted Jan 30, 2012

Jay Antani

39 87%

The Last Lions (2011)

" an extraordinary achievement "

Posted Jan 27, 2012

Jay Antani

40 68%

Black Death (2011)

" Bean owns this movie. "

Posted Jan 27, 2012

Jay Antani

41 37%

I Am (2011)

" a well-meaning metaphysical inquiry that hits all the right sentiments but manages precious little substance "

Posted Jan 27, 2012

Jay Antani

42 83%

Potiche (2011)

" Catherine Deneuve continues her run as world cinema's most gracefully aging actress. "

Posted Jan 27, 2012

Jay Antani

43 17%

Miral (2011)

" Miral overrides its screenwriting flaws with Schnabel's uncanny sense of film art. "

Posted Jan 27, 2012

Jay Antani

44 82%

Wretches & Jabberers (2011)

" It's by engaging with all these extraordinary people that the film's beauty reveals itself. "

Posted Jan 27, 2012

Jay Antani

45 83%

The Double Hour (2011)

" most of The Double Hour doesn't really need to exist in order for the viewer to process the impact of the finale "

Posted Jan 27, 2012

Jay Antani

46 48%

Legend of the Fist: The Return of Chen Zhen (2011)

" Adroit editing, camerawork and staging keep in step with Yen's formidable martial arts mastery, showcasing a talent on par with Bruce Lee, Jackie Chan and Jet Li. "

Posted Jan 27, 2012

Jay Antani

47 59%

The First Grader (2011)

" achieves a poignant, humanist sincerity "

Posted Jan 27, 2012

Jay Antani

48 63%

True Legend (2011)

" suffers from an erratic narrative pace, shoddy characters and an overuse of digital gimmickry, all of which create the impression of an ersatz epic spectacle "

Posted Jan 27, 2012

Jay Antani

49 80%

The Last Mountain (2011)

" trenchant, impassioned "

Posted Jan 27, 2012

Jay Antani

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