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Rating Title | Year Quote Author
1 62%

Draft Day (2014)

"Draft Day is a wobbly completion."

Posted Apr 12, 2014

Tony Macklin

2 92%

Medora (2013)

"Medora is a poignant gasp at the devastation of small town America."

Posted Apr 8, 2014

Tony Macklin

3 63%

Bad Words (2014)

"After seeing Bad Words, I'm trying to set up a swearing bee between Julia Louis-Dreyfus and Jason Bateman."

Posted Apr 3, 2014

Tony Macklin

4 76%

Nymphomaniac: Volume I (2014)

"Nymphomania is not all it's cracked up to be."

Posted Mar 29, 2014

Tony Macklin

5 98%

Elaine Stritch: Shoot Me (2014)

"In the marvelous documentary Elaine Stritch: Shoot Me, the title figure is a pistol."

Posted Mar 9, 2014

Tony Macklin

6 60%

Non-Stop (2014)

"Non-Stop is Mistakes on a Plane."

Posted Mar 1, 2014

Tony Macklin

7 53%

Jimmy P. (2014)

"What grounds the film is the chemistry of the main performers."

Posted Feb 26, 2014

Tony Macklin

8 68%

El artista y la modelo (The Artist and the Model) (2013)

"It's a luminous exploration into art and the human condition."

Posted Feb 18, 2014

Tony Macklin

9 33%

The Monuments Men (2014)

"Despite the coy meanderings of The Monuments Men, I found the ending was heartfelt."

Posted Feb 9, 2014

Tony Macklin

10 ——

Finnigan's War ()

"The best qualities of Finnigan's War are when Timmis focuses on humanity."

Posted Feb 7, 2014

Tony Macklin

11 55%

The Best Offer (2014)

"In The Best Offer, director/writer Giuseppe Tornatore feasts at the Hitchcock table."

Posted Feb 3, 2014

Tony Macklin

12 56%

Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit (2014)

"In Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit, actor/director Kenneth Branagh comes up with a new form: IMAX-EGO."

Posted Jan 22, 2014

Tony Macklin

13 76%

Lone Survivor (2014)

"In an age in which everyone who wears a uniform is called a "hero," it may be jarring to see a movie that is based on an actual heroic event."

Posted Jan 8, 2014

Tony Macklin

14 64%

August: Osage County (2013)

"It's two hours of bilious caterwauling."

Posted Dec 30, 2013

Tony Macklin

15 79%

Saving Mr. Banks (2013)

"Such is the world of Disneyfication."

Posted Dec 23, 2013

Tony Macklin

16 77%

The Wolf of Wall Street (2013)

"Scorsese is the visionary wolf of cinema."

Posted Dec 19, 2013

Tony Macklin

17 93%

American Hustle (2013)

"American Hustle is Saturday Night Bluster."

Posted Dec 15, 2013

Tony Macklin

18 92%

Nebraska (2013)

"Nebraska is The Last Picture Show (1971) without the picture show."

Posted Dec 11, 2013

Tony Macklin

19 92%

Philomena (2013)

"It's one of those films that leave you wondering how much is "true," and what has been avoided."

Posted Dec 9, 2013

Tony Macklin

20 94%

Her (2014)

"Her is a romantic computer comedy. It's a rom-com.com."

Posted Dec 4, 2013

Tony Macklin

21 89%

The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (2013)

"What keeps The Hunger Games: Catching Fire alive and kicking is its transcendent strain of humanity."

Posted Dec 1, 2013

Tony Macklin

22 74%

Blood Brother (2013)

"Blood Brother is an uneasy marriage between idealism and vanity."

Posted Nov 26, 2013

Tony Macklin

23 76%

Kill Your Darlings (2013)

"Kill Your Darlings is more about the makers of the Bleat Generation than the Beat Generation."

Posted Nov 24, 2013

Tony Macklin

24 95%

Inside Llewyn Davis (2013)

"Inside Llewyn Davis is a brilliant work of art."

Posted Nov 16, 2013

Tony Macklin

25 90%

Blue Is The Warmest Color (2013)

"Hitchcock would like what director Abdellatif Kechiche did in Blue Is the Warmest Color. He made all of his audience into voyeurs."

Posted Nov 11, 2013

Tony Macklin

26 47%

Last Vegas (2013)

"In Last Vegas, Las Vegas casts a glimmer, but the one who shines is Steenburgen."

Posted Nov 6, 2013

Tony Macklin

27 97%

12 Years a Slave (2013)

"12 Years a Slave is not a game."

Posted Nov 3, 2013

Tony Macklin

28 94%

Dallas Buyers Club (2013)

"What vaults Dallas Buyers Club out of indie hell and Lifetime purgatory is the splendid acting."

Posted Oct 30, 2013

Tony Macklin

29 93%

All Is Lost (2013)

"When did Robert Redford turn into the male Sandra Bullock?"

Posted Oct 22, 2013

Tony Macklin

30 37%

The Fifth Estate (2013)

"The Fifth Estate is a film about audacity made without audacity."

Posted Oct 19, 2013

Tony Macklin

31 93%

Captain Phillips (2013)

"Director Greengrass and writer Billy Ray turn the action/thriller genre full-speed on its head."

Posted Oct 11, 2013

Tony Macklin

32 97%

Gravity (2013)

"Director Cuaron may lack imagination in plot and character, but he excels in style."

Posted Oct 5, 2013

Tony Macklin

33 89%

Rush (2013)

"There is an essential decency to all Howard's movies, and Rush is no different."

Posted Sep 29, 2013

Tony Macklin

34 35%

Salinger (2013)

"I have one thing to say to the director, "Sleep tight, ya moron!""

Posted Sep 22, 2013

Tony Macklin

35 82%

Prisoners (2013)

"Prisoners is like a hyper kid got on an elevator and pushed all the buttons, so that it stopped at every floor."

Posted Sep 21, 2013

Tony Macklin

36 77%

Match Point (2005)

"But, perhaps, the greatest parallel between Woody's Match Point and Hitch is duality. It's a brilliant device."

Posted Sep 14, 2013

Tony Macklin

37 83%

Drinking Buddies (2013)

"Pretension. Pretension. Pretension."

Posted Sep 9, 2013

Tony Macklin

38 42%

Closed Circuit (2013)

"It's entertaining but misses the impact that can make the genre special."

Posted Aug 27, 2013

Tony Macklin

39 91%

Blue Jasmine (2013)

"Director/writer Woody Allen still has vitality, creativity, and the man can write."

Posted Aug 24, 2013

Tony Macklin

40 92%

The Spectacular Now (2013)

"The writing is as subtle as a Slurpee -- even a spiked one."

Posted Aug 20, 2013

Tony Macklin

41 100%

La Camioneta: The Journey of One American School Bus (2013)

"Perhaps Kendall's greatest strength is finding expressive Guatemalan faces."

Posted Aug 11, 2013

Tony Macklin

42 68%

Elysium (2013)

"Elysium is loud, boisterous nonsense. But it is entertaining."

Posted Aug 7, 2013

Tony Macklin

43 80%

Europa Report (2013)

"The strength of the film is not the story or the characters. It is the style that is remarkable."

Posted Aug 6, 2013

Tony Macklin

44 ——

Coin Toss ()

"Coin Toss is a good-natured -- if disjointed -- indie."

Posted Jul 29, 2013

Tony Macklin

45 20%

Girl Most Likely (2013)

"I went in search of Ocean City, and all I got was this stinking movie."

Posted Jul 25, 2013

Tony Macklin

46 99%

20 Feet From Stardom (2013)

"In a way, critics are the backup singers of film."

Posted Jul 22, 2013

Tony Macklin

47 72%

Pacific Rim (2013)

"What contemporary American audiences probably don't realize is how many movies today are being made in America with the foreign audience uppermost in mind."

Posted Jul 16, 2013

Tony Macklin

48 83%

Berberian Sound Studio (2013)

"Berberian Sound Studio is a film for critics. General public -- come at your own risk."

Posted Jul 6, 2013

Tony Macklin

49 30%

The Lone Ranger (2013)

"At one point in the movie, the Lone Ranger is dragged through manure, which begs for comment. But it's self-explanatory."

Posted Jul 3, 2013

Tony Macklin

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