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Rating Title | Year Quote Author
1 89%

Calvary (2014)

"Calvary is not your father's Calvary."

Posted Aug 25, 2014

Tony Macklin

2 10%

The Angriest Man in Brooklyn (2014)

"The Angriest Man in Brooklyn is like a brilliant clown stumbling off stage accompanied by a kazoo."

Posted Aug 16, 2014

Tony Macklin

3 92%

Guardians of the Galaxy (2014)

"Guardians of the Galaxy is the brave new world of cinema."

Posted Aug 4, 2014

Tony Macklin

4 65%

Lucy (2014)

"Lucy is trippy. It's Lucy in the Sky with Dimwits."

Posted Jul 29, 2014

Tony Macklin

5 48%

Magic in the Moonlight (2014)

"Magic in the Moonlight is a trifle. But it's a Woody Allen trifle, which means it twinkles."

Posted Jul 24, 2014

Tony Macklin

6 91%

A Most Wanted Man (2014)

"A Most Wanted Man is The Spy Who Came in from the Tepid."

Posted Jul 23, 2014

Tony Macklin

7 90%

Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes (2014)

"The National Rifle Apes organization loves Dawn of the Planet of the Apes."

Posted Jul 16, 2014

Tony Macklin

8 97%

Life Itself (2014)

"Life Itself is a profile in criticism. It's a profile in courage. And it's a profile in ego."

Posted Jul 11, 2014

Tony Macklin

9 95%

Snowpiercer (2014)

"Snowpiercer is Throw Momma and the Kitchen Sink off the train."

Posted Jul 6, 2014

Tony Macklin

10 91%

Venus in Fur (2014)

"Is imagination more real than actuality?"

Posted Jun 26, 2014

Tony Macklin

11 53%

Jersey Boys (2014)

"It could be called Paint Your Jersey Boys."

Posted Jun 22, 2014

Tony Macklin

12 33%

A Million Ways to Die in the West (2014)

"The saddles aren't blazing; they're damp."

Posted May 31, 2014

Tony Macklin

13 91%

X-Men: Days of Future Past (2014)

"X-Men: Days of Future Past is full of sound and fury signifying box office."

Posted May 25, 2014

Tony Macklin

14 62%

Million Dollar Arm (2014)

"Million Dollar Arm could be subtitled The Best Exotic Marigold Pitching Mound."

Posted May 19, 2014

Tony Macklin

15 73%

Godzilla (2014)

"Godzilla is primordial pap."

Posted May 13, 2014

Tony Macklin

16 89%

Locke (2014)

"Director/writer Steven Knight has captured lightning in a bottle -- or at least a BMW."

Posted May 7, 2014

Tony Macklin

17 100%

Cement Suitcase ()

"Cement Suitcase is an indie with flair and heart."

Posted May 3, 2014

Tony Macklin

18 86%

Joe (2014)

"Joe is a shaggy killer-dog story. It has the trappings of reality, but it fakes it."

Posted Apr 28, 2014

Tony Macklin

19 95%

Finding Vivian Maier (2014)

"Finding Vivian Maier is an intriguing study of Vivian Maier -- a woman who was part artist and part dumpster diver."

Posted Apr 19, 2014

Tony Macklin

20 62%

Draft Day (2014)

"Draft Day is a wobbly completion."

Posted Apr 12, 2014

Tony Macklin

21 92%

Medora (2013)

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

Posted Apr 8, 2014

Tony Macklin

22 65%

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

23 75%

Nymphomaniac: Volume I (2014)

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

Posted Mar 29, 2014

Tony Macklin

24 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

25 60%

Non-Stop (2014)

"Non-Stop is Mistakes on a Plane."

Posted Mar 1, 2014

Tony Macklin

26 53%

Jimmy P. (2014)

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

Posted Feb 26, 2014

Tony Macklin

27 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

28 32%

The Monuments Men (2014)

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

Posted Feb 9, 2014

Tony Macklin

29 ——

Finnigan's War (2014)

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

Posted Feb 7, 2014

Tony Macklin

30 56%

The Best Offer (2014)

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

Posted Feb 3, 2014

Tony Macklin

31 55%

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

32 75%

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

33 64%

August: Osage County (2013)

"It's two hours of bilious caterwauling."

Posted Dec 30, 2013

Tony Macklin

34 80%

Saving Mr. Banks (2013)

"Such is the world of Disneyfication."

Posted Dec 23, 2013

Tony Macklin

35 77%

The Wolf of Wall Street (2013)

"Scorsese is the visionary wolf of cinema."

Posted Dec 19, 2013

Tony Macklin

36 93%

American Hustle (2013)

"American Hustle is Saturday Night Bluster."

Posted Dec 15, 2013

Tony Macklin

37 92%

Nebraska (2013)

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

Posted Dec 11, 2013

Tony Macklin

38 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

39 94%

Her (2013)

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

Posted Dec 4, 2013

Tony Macklin

40 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

41 71%

Blood Brother (2013)

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

Posted Nov 26, 2013

Tony Macklin

42 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

43 94%

Inside Llewyn Davis (2013)

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

Posted Nov 16, 2013

Tony Macklin

44 91%

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

45 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

46 97%

12 Years a Slave (2013)

"12 Years a Slave is not a game."

Posted Nov 3, 2013

Tony Macklin

47 93%

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

48 93%

All Is Lost (2013)

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

Posted Oct 22, 2013

Tony Macklin

49 37%

The Fifth Estate (2013)

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

Posted Oct 19, 2013

Tony Macklin

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