The Movie Minute

Rating Title | Year Quote Author
1 39%

Sin City: A Dame to Kill For (2014)

"Amidst the gazillion 3-D bullets flying, this long awaited sequel commits the biggest crime of all: it gets boring. "

Posted Aug 21, 2014

Joanna Langfield

2 96%

Love Is Strange (2014)

"One of the most beautifully acted movies in recent times, this affecting love story earns our tears."

Posted Aug 20, 2014

Joanna Langfield

3 86%

The Trip To Italy (2014)

"While this second course may not be as startlingly scrumptious as its predecessor, this dandy reunion still serves up a mighty delicious treat."

Posted Aug 14, 2014

Joanna Langfield

4 65%

Lucy (2014)

"The fact that Lucy, the enabled heroine in Luc Besson's ambitiously nuts sci-fi-er, can get people to do exactly what she wants them to do by merely glancing at them made me, frankly, a little jealous. "

Posted Jul 23, 2014

Joanna Langfield

5 49%

Magic in the Moonlight (2014)

"Had this pretty trifle been made by a different filmmaker, perhaps I could have just sat back and enjoyed the scenery. But it wasn't. And I couldn't."

Posted Jul 23, 2014

Joanna Langfield

6 90%

Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes (2014)

"The strength of this mythical morality tale and the CGI surrounding it almost make up for the short shrift given to the humans in this chapter. Note I said 'almost'. "

Posted Jul 9, 2014

Joanna Langfield

7 99%

Boyhood (2014)

"If I have any quibble at all with Richard Linklatter's glorious film, it's the title. Because while the ambitious concept is to follow one boyhood, the movie is just as much about a family and about America."

Posted Jul 8, 2014

Joanna Langfield

8 49%

Earth to Echo (2014)

"This derivative mash up has one shining light. And it isn't the glowy-eyed bot that's supposed to charm the kiddies. "

Posted Jul 1, 2014

Joanna Langfield

9 53%

Jersey Boys (2014)

"Clint Eastwood's big screen adaptation of the Broadway smash is not without its rewards; getting there, though, requires acceptance and patience."

Posted Jun 18, 2014

Joanna Langfield

10 90%

Edge of Tomorrow (2014)

"Yes, Tom Cruise's time trippy sci-fi-er is the best surprise of the summer."

Posted Jun 3, 2014

Joanna Langfield

11 87%

Obvious Child (2014)

"Anyone curious about the state of women in film or just women in general must see Gillian Robespierre's Obvious Child."

Posted Jun 3, 2014

Joanna Langfield

12 80%

The Fault In Our Stars (2014)

"Do you have to love John Green's best selling novel to love this movie? Maybe. For the rest of us, the no-fault stars carry us a long way."

Posted Jun 3, 2014

Joanna Langfield

13 97%

We Are the Best! (2014)

"There are movies with much bigger budgets slamming into theaters, but I'll be you won't see one with more honest exuberance or spot on charm than this one. "

Posted May 29, 2014

Joanna Langfield

14 33%

A Million Ways to Die in the West (2014)

"Are you kidding me? Ah, if only. "

Posted May 28, 2014

Joanna Langfield

15 14%

Blended (2014)

"Yes, I cringed. But I will also admit this blend of Sandler silly and Barrymore sweetness isn't half bad."

Posted May 22, 2014

Joanna Langfield

16 91%

X-Men: Days of Future Past (2014)

"The real super-power in this fast charging chapter? It's James McAvoy, who manages to give a real, ferocious performance amidst the mutant splash we've come to expect."

Posted May 21, 2014

Joanna Langfield

17 73%

Godzilla (2014)

"This Godzilla takes itself very, very, seriously. Too bad we can't. "

Posted May 15, 2014

Joanna Langfield

18 73%

Neighbors (2014)

"This is a very silly movie. And it isn't. "

Posted May 7, 2014

Joanna Langfield

19 53%

The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (2014)

"The only truly amazing things in this hyper, bloated re-dux are the actors, whom director Marc Webb lets fly with some remarkably poignant stuff in between all the surrounding noise. "

Posted May 1, 2014

Joanna Langfield

20 24%

The Other Woman (2014)

"I shudder to think what this 'Bridesmaids Lite' flick would have been had Leslie Mann not been allowed to do her thing."

Posted Apr 24, 2014

Joanna Langfield

21 88%

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

22 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

23 19%

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

24 90%

Dancing In Jaffa (2014)

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

Posted Apr 8, 2014

Joanna Langfield

25 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

26 83%

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

27 75%

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

28 82%

Grand Piano (2014)

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

Posted Mar 4, 2014

Joanna Langfield

29 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

30 32%

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

31 33%

Labor Day (2014)

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

Posted Jan 29, 2014

Joanna Langfield

32 75%

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

33 29%

Grudge Match (2013)

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

Posted Dec 24, 2013

Joanna Langfield

34 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

35 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

36 94%

Her (2013)

"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

37 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

38 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

39 80%

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

40 94%

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

41 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

42 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

43 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

44 34%

The Counselor (2013)

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

Posted Oct 24, 2013

Joanna Langfield

45 91%

Blue Is The Warmest Color (2013)

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

Posted Oct 21, 2013

Joanna Langfield

46 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

47 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

48 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

49 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

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