Little Miss Sunshine (2006)
Space Chimps (2008)
Fly Me to the Moon (2008)
Grown Ups (2010)
The Darkest Hour (2011)
Just Go with It (2011)
You, Me and Dupree (2006)
Clerks II (2006)
United 93 (2006)
Role Models (2008)
Kung Fu Panda (2008)
Step Up 3 (2010)
Paranormal Activity (2009)
Dan in Real Life (2007)
Henry Poole Is Here (2008)
Hoodwinked Too! Hood vs Evil (2011)
"Spatially contained thriller ATM squanders the efforts of a solid young cast, fumbling away viewer sympathy via increasingly harebrained scenarios. Audiences will feel as ripped off as they would be by exorbitant user fees at the namesake devices. "
One Lucky Elephant (2011)
Forgetting The Girl (2013)
"A well observed, well acted character study about damaged souls whose orbits begin to exert a further destabilizing gravitational pull on one another. There's a smooth confidence at work here that never tips over into flamboyant stylistic overreach. "
The Hunger Games (2012)
Battle for Brooklyn (2011)
Martha Marcy May Marlene (2011)
The Skin I Live In (2011)
Revenge of the Electric Car (2011)
"An entertaining look at the auto industry's about-face on electric cars, but a movie that could have dug deeper, especially in a political climate where one of two parties wears as a badge of honor their continued rejection of climate science. "
The Rum Diary (2011)
Like Crazy (2011)
Take Shelter (2011)
"When its last, proudly ambiguous note is struck, one leaves convinced only that there exists a greater exploitation of this same concept yet to be made, one with sharper contrasts and more starkly defined stakes. "
"A hypnotic and mesmerizing mash-up of Friedkin, Mann and Lynch. In case there were any remaining doubts, after having danced around and avoided it for several years, Ryan Gosling is now taking the bullet train to stardom. "
"Bellflower unfolds in a charged-up but emotionally honest hormonal haze. It's the sort of polished, distinctive freshman effort that is told with such cool assurance as to restore one's faith in indie filmmaking. "
"For all its technical accomplishment and cultural specificity, Trollhunter never really clicks on all cylinders. It's mostly droll, but doesn't consistently foment either dread or delight, owing to a need for sharper characterizations. "
The Future (2011)
"Seeded in equal measure with playfulness and poignancy, The Future is a reflection on the accumulated burdens of generational anxiety, as filtered through a quasi-Dadaist, quasi-Absurdist sensibility. "
All In: The Poker Movie (2012)
Point Blank (2011)
"Its innocuous title recalls a Steven Seagal flick, sure, but this frenzied French thriller is more rooted in humanistic impulses and recognizable motivations than most of its skull-cracking American brethren. "
The Perfect Host (2011)
A Little Help (2011)
"Sweetly cast, but the dramatic material doesn't play and the film overall never quite convincingly locates a singular tone or point of focus that would kick it up and make it recommendation-worthy. "
Wild Cherry (2009)
Salvation Boulevard (2011)
The Best and the Brightest (2011)
"A slim pan. While there's a certain novelty of setting and a lot of its dialogue pops, the movie's chief problem is the fact that it doesn't seem to wholly embrace the arguably detestable nature of its characters. "
A Better Life (2011)
"A well acted and nicely detailed if somewhat familiarly plotted immigrant drama, Chris Weitz's A Better Life shines a light on the razor's edge of poverty, with a solid, non-pandering sociocultural authenticity. "
The Trip (2011)