The Movie Minute

Rating Title | Year Quote Author
1 94%

Locke (2014)

"This slim and pretty terrific thriller may just prove to be the ultimate antidote to this summer's bloated superhero onslaught."

Posted Apr 16, 2014

Joanna Langfield

2 94%

The Past (2013)

"This slim and pretty terrific thriller may just prove to be the ultimate antidote to this summer's bloated superhero onslaught."

Posted Apr 16, 2014

Joanna Langfield

3 17%

Transcendence (2014)

"An intriguing start quickly plummets into a goofy sci-fi thriller, never rising from its traditional roots. "

Posted Apr 16, 2014

Joanna Langfield

4 100%

Dancing In Jaffa (2014)

"Tip-toeing into the familiar, this documentary still stirs the soul. "

Posted Apr 8, 2014

Joanna Langfield

5 77%

Noah (2014)

"Darren Aronofsky's Noah is as political as it is spiritual. And, yeah, the effects are pretty swell, too."

Posted Mar 27, 2014

Joanna Langfield

6 82%

Rob the Mob (2014)

"Just like the true life anti-heroes it portrays, this little movie packs what might be considered surprising heat. "

Posted Mar 19, 2014

Joanna Langfield

7 77%

Nymphomaniac: Volume I (2014)

"Leave it to Lars von Trier to create a movie about sex that's not traditionally sexy at all."

Posted Mar 17, 2014

Joanna Langfield

8 81%

Grand Piano (2014)

"Small on scale, this terse thriller plays us like a finely tuned, well, you know."

Posted Mar 4, 2014

Joanna Langfield

9 48%

RoboCop (2014)

"There is a logic to resurrecting this franchise in the video game era and while this reboot isn't as much inventive fun as its original, this not -bad take does serve its purpose."

Posted Feb 11, 2014

Joanna Langfield

10 33%

The Monuments Men (2014)

"Had this historical drama really relied on the strength of its convictions, George Clooney's good old fashioned movie might have flowed better. "

Posted Feb 6, 2014

Joanna Langfield

11 33%

Labor Day (2014)

"Promising pedigree aside, this nonsensical romance's a laborious entertainment. "

Posted Jan 29, 2014

Joanna Langfield

12 76%

Lone Survivor (2014)

"Peter Berg's harrowing combat film may not be the most fun or the pleasant release of 2013: it may be one of the most profound."

Posted Jan 8, 2014

Joanna Langfield

13 30%

Grudge Match (2013)

"This by-the-numbers movie lets boys be boys. Women, however, better watch their step."

Posted Dec 24, 2013

Joanna Langfield

14 64%

August: Osage County (2013)

"Having seen what Tracy Letts wrenching family drama wrought on stage, winning not just the Tony, but Pulitzer Prize, I may have found this star-studded film kind of fun, but also a very pretty shell of its former self."

Posted Dec 23, 2013

Joanna Langfield

15 77%

The Wolf of Wall Street (2013)

"It starts with a dwarf toss. Martin Scorsese's colossal Wall Street gone wild is, like its subject, big, unruly and, maybe, a bit too alluring for its own good. "

Posted Dec 19, 2013

Joanna Langfield

16 94%

Her (2014)

"Spike Jonze's glorious 21st Century love story not only swept me off my feet, but also shot an arrow deep into my heart."

Posted Dec 17, 2013

Joanna Langfield

17 75%

Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues (2013)

"This movie is nuts. I just wish it had to courage to really go with it."

Posted Dec 17, 2013

Joanna Langfield

18 93%

American Hustle (2013)

"Just because David O. Russell's take on ABSCAM isn't what I'd hoped it would be doesn't mean it isn't still a damn entertaining movie. In fact, I had a blast watching it."

Posted Dec 11, 2013

Joanna Langfield

19 79%

Saving Mr. Banks (2013)

"Even if this occasionally clunky "making of" picture does soften a lot of ragged edges, the trademark Disney charm's gonna getcha."

Posted Dec 11, 2013

Joanna Langfield

20 95%

Inside Llewyn Davis (2013)

"The Coen Brothers's ode to the early 1960's folk scene certainly stirs a symphony of emotions."

Posted Dec 4, 2013

Joanna Langfield

21 92%

Philomena (2013)

"The tale itself is painful, it's telling here, a delicious mix of sweet and sour. "

Posted Nov 21, 2013

Joanna Langfield

22 92%

Nebraska (2013)

"There's a gentle tone to Alexander Payne's work, which makes his piercing look at contemporary American life all the more surprising. And, perhaps, revealing."

Posted Nov 14, 2013

Joanna Langfield

23 47%

Last Vegas (2013)

"For a movie that packs few surprises, the happiest is that it is such sweet entertainment."

Posted Oct 30, 2013

Joanna Langfield

24 34%

The Counselor (2013)

"This movie is a hot mess. And it's damn entertaining."

Posted Oct 24, 2013

Joanna Langfield

25 90%

Blue Is The Warmest Color (2013)

"How can a movie this good feel so wrong?"

Posted Oct 21, 2013

Joanna Langfield

26 97%

12 Years a Slave (2013)

"Steve McQueen's fact-based film about Southern American slavery is uncompromising, insistent, and one of the most powerful films about the subject ever made."

Posted Oct 15, 2013

Joanna Langfield

27 93%

All Is Lost (2013)

"More than a dandy counterpoint to the megahit Gravity, J.C Chandor's thrilling adventure is also a remarkable existential ride."

Posted Oct 14, 2013

Joanna Langfield

28 93%

Captain Phillips (2013)

"Can an American hero have any greater film tribute than to have Tom Hanks play him? "

Posted Oct 8, 2013

Joanna Langfield

29 97%

Gravity (2013)

" An intimate movie of vast proportions, Gravity is a spell bounding groundbreaker that transforms the movie going experience."

Posted Sep 30, 2013

Joanna Langfield

30 81%

Don Jon (2013)

"Joseph Gordon-Levitt makes an auspicious filmmaking debut with this somewhat risky romantic comedy. "

Posted Sep 24, 2013

Joanna Langfield

31 92%

Inequality For All (2013)

"Informative and entertaining, this documentary's greatest strength is its star, the charismatic Robert Reich. "

Posted Sep 23, 2013

Joanna Langfield

32 78%

Metallica Through the Never (2013)

"The goal was for "something different". This mesh of state of the art concert and narrative fantasy does make Metallica's latest foray into film experimental, yet still gives the people what they want: classic hits, loud, pounding and really good. "

Posted Sep 23, 2013

Joanna Langfield

33 89%

Rush (2013)

"Do you have to love racing to love this movie? Absolutely not. Ron Howard and screenwriter Peter Morgan deliver a pulse pounding sports movie that thrills and illuminates."

Posted Sep 18, 2013

Joanna Langfield

34 82%

Prisoners (2013)

"This is one hell of a movie. And yes, you can interpret that in more than a few ways."

Posted Sep 16, 2013

Joanna Langfield

35 72%

Lee Daniels' The Butler (2013)

"No matter how you look at it, there's no question this one delivers a strong punch to the gut. "

Posted Aug 10, 2013

Joanna Langfield

36 68%

Elysium (2013)

"Neill Blomkamp's follow up to the extraordinary District 9 has a bigger budget, bigger stars and lots more references to classic hits, but this visionary filmmaker still isn't dazzled by Hollywood. "

Posted Aug 6, 2013

Joanna Langfield

37 69%

The Wolverine (2013)

"Even though its best scene doesn't happen until halfway through the ending credits, this sequel is, at least, better than its predecessor."

Posted Jul 24, 2013

Joanna Langfield

38 91%

Blue Jasmine (2013)

"Woody Allen's elegant skewering of a Madoff-ish wife is so precise, so exquisitely brought to sizzling life by Cate Blanchett, the characters, cities and world around her suffer in comparison. "

Posted Jul 23, 2013

Joanna Langfield

39 86%

The Conjuring (2013)

"Could it be director James Wan was just a little too reverential? Because just when we couldn't need a chill down the spine more, this carefully made horror story delivers way too late in the game."

Posted Jul 17, 2013

Joanna Langfield

40 94%

Fruitvale Station (2013)

"The fact that Ryan Coogler's film about Oscar is being released just as the nation is gripped by the Zimmerman trial makes this already stunning picture all the more pungent."

Posted Jul 10, 2013

Joanna Langfield

41 65%

The Heat (2013)

"Well, it's no 'Bridesmaids'. But, mostly thanks to the game and magically paired Sandra Bullock and Melissa McCarthy, a predictable script delivers some real good laughs."

Posted Jun 27, 2013

Joanna Langfield

42 51%

White House Down (2013)

"Director Roland Emmerich throws everything he can into this popcorn blow 'em up: yes, there is even a kitchen sink."

Posted Jun 26, 2013

Joanna Langfield

43 83%

This Is the End (2013)

"Animal House meets the Apocalypse. And it's pretty damn funny."

Posted Jun 11, 2013

Joanna Langfield

44 56%

Man of Steel (2013)

"A Superman for the 21st Century, this sweeping epic soars, bursting with ambition, a keen sense of drama and some knockout special effects."

Posted Jun 11, 2013

Joanna Langfield

45 34%

The Internship (2013)

"A perfectly amiable comedy, this internship actually pays more benefits than we might expect."

Posted Jun 6, 2013

Joanna Langfield

46 84%

Much Ado About Nothing (2013)

"If you don't find yourself happily swept up by this slim yet immensely charming adaptation, maybe you're not the movie fanatic you thought you were."

Posted Jun 3, 2013

Joanna Langfield

47 19%

The Hangover Part III (2013)

"So, it starts with the decapitation of a live giraffe. And, it goes downhill from there."

Posted May 22, 2013

Joanna Langfield

48 98%

Before Midnight (2013)

"This all-too rare movie elicits myriad emotions: not just from the couple pounding their way as they approach middle age, but from us, watching them. Not the least of which is, "man, do they know how to fight!""

Posted May 22, 2013

Joanna Langfield

49 49%

The Great Gatsby (2013)

"Audacious, over-long, and, occasionally dazzling, Baz Luhrmann has delivered an adaptation that's imperfect but also pretty darn fascinating."

Posted May 8, 2013

Joanna Langfield

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