Rating Title | Year Quote Author
1 85%

Pierrot le Fou (Pierrot Goes Wild) (Crazy Pete) (1969)

"Of the Godardian '60s, this effervescent, self-mocking, effortlessly iconic masterpiece may be the filmmaker's quintessential work."

Posted Jul 16, 2014

Michael Atkinson

2 52%

The To Do List (2013)

"Unfortunately, the movie as a whole isn't nearly as nimble as Aubrey Plaza's charming, self-deprecating performance."

Posted Jul 26, 2013

Tim Grierson

3 75%

The Kings of Summer (2013)

""The Kings of Summer" boasts some of the deadpan melancholy one associates with Wes Anderson's best work, but it doesn't have quite the same bite or insight."

Posted May 31, 2013

Tim Grierson

4 87%

Star Trek Into Darkness (2013)

"Star Trek Into Darkness does a nice job of providing all the excitement and explosive moments one expects from a blockbuster of this sort, but it might try a little too hard to hit the obligatory beats for fans of the franchise."

Posted May 16, 2013

Rick Marshall

5 78%

Iron Man 3 (2013)

"Iron Man 3 defies typical third-chapter drop-off and makes it clear that the franchise is in good hands with its new director."

Posted May 2, 2013

Rick Marshall

6 38%

Admission (2013)

"It's not often a film comes along that's just as much fun to watch with your parents as it is to watch with your partner or friends, but Admission is just that sort of film."

Posted Mar 22, 2013

Rick Marshall

7 59%

Oz the Great and Powerful (2013)

"Sam Raimi does a nice job of positioning Oz the Great and Powerful as a bridge to L. Frank Baum's world for younger audiences, hinting at what came before and teasing future adventures lying just ahead on the yellow-brick road."

Posted Mar 8, 2013

Rick Marshall

8 80%

Warm Bodies (2013)

"Just when you thought the zombie genre had shambled off into the sunset bereft of any fresh ideas, a movie like Warm Bodies comes along and makes the undead seem, well... very much alive."

Posted Jan 31, 2013

Rick Marshall

9 61%

John Dies at the End (2013)

"Only time will tell if John Dies At The End will achieve as similar a level of under-the-radar success as Coscarelli's Bubba Ho-Tep, but it's easy to believe the film is well on its way to becoming a cult classic."

Posted Jan 28, 2013

Rick Marshall

10 83%

Prince of Broadway (2010)

"It uses the immediacy and roughness of its look to its story's advantage, the documentary feel adding to the sense of authenticity, and finds glimpses of beauty."

Posted Jan 10, 2013

Alison Willmore

11 64%

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (2012)

"Peter Jackson seems keenly aware of the differences between The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings, and instead of trying to make one more like the other, he embraces what makes each story unique."

Posted Dec 17, 2012

Rick Marshall

12 100%

Convento (2012)

"This unortho-doc ultimately doesn't need to explain much more about its subjects' motivations because its images provide their own explanation."

Posted Dec 12, 2012

Matt Singer

13 30%

Total Recall (2012)

"Does Total Recall succeed as a movie? Sure. But unfortunately, the movie never quite succeeds as Total Recall."

Posted Aug 2, 2012

Rick Marshall

14 88%

The Dark Knight Rises (2012)

"In his last adventure under Christopher Nolan's guidance, the Dark Knight never quite rises to the occasion."

Posted Jul 25, 2012

Rick Marshall

15 72%

Klown (2012)

"While the jokes are utterly immature, the film actually offers a surprisingly mature portrait of masculinity in all its wondrous insecurities."

Posted Jul 23, 2012

Matt Singer

16 74%

The Do-Deca-Pentathlon (2012)

"You get the sense that the Duplass brothers know in their hearts that their characters are hopelessly immature. But you also get the sense that the filmmakers understand their characters in a way that probably makes even them uncomfortable."

Posted Jul 9, 2012

Tim Grierson

17 47%

The Comedy (2012)

"a challenging film that may ultimately be bulls***, [but] deserves tremendous respect for its clarity of vision."

Posted Jun 27, 2012

Jordan Hoffman

18 73%

The Amazing Spider-Man (2012)

"The Amazing Spider-Man is a balanced mix of bright and dark, fun and angsty, fast-moving and deliberately ponderous -- just like its hero."

Posted Jun 27, 2012

Rick Marshall

19 92%

Marvel's The Avengers (2012)

"The Avengers greatest accomplishment could be this: its ability to make an entire audience feel like children reading their favorite comic for the very first time."

Posted May 10, 2012

Rick Marshall

20 82%

Goon (2012)

"my favorite, rowdy sports flick since the original "Bad News Bears.""

Posted Mar 8, 2012

Jordan Hoffman

21 86%

Chemical Brothers: Don't Think (2012)

"If you're a fan of the Chemical Brothers, this will be be an incomparable treat. If you're not, seeing this will make you believe." EDIT

Posted Feb 23, 2012

22 100%

Semper Fi: Always Faithful (2012)

"It makes an impact. These men fought for our right to pursue our own American Dreams. And as thanks, they had theirs ripped away from them."

Posted Jan 6, 2012

Matt Singer

23 51%

The Iron Lady (2012)

"Less of a movie than a showcase for Streep."

Posted Dec 29, 2011

Matt Singer

24 99%

A Separation (2011)


Posted Dec 29, 2011

Matt Singer

25 75%

The Adventures of Tintin (2011)

"Spielberg, the analog stalwart, has brought out the best in this new filmmaking technology."

Posted Dec 26, 2011

Matt Singer

26 77%

War Horse (2011)

"War Horse is the law of diminishing returns in action."

Posted Dec 26, 2011

Matt Singer

27 86%

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2011)

" Handles the material competently, but not exceptionally."

Posted Dec 26, 2011

Matt Singer

28 92%

Corman's World: Exploits Of A Hollywood Rebel (2011)

"It's nice to see the greatest hits, and to listen to Corman's refined paternal baritone as he talks about his work."

Posted Dec 22, 2011

Matt Singer

29 94%

Hugo (2011)

"Hugo is an intensely personal statement from Scorsese, one not just about magic, but also the magic of cinema."

Posted Dec 9, 2011

Matt Singer

30 98%

The Artist (2011)

"Reminds us that silent films aren't inferior to sound ones, just a little different."

Posted Dec 9, 2011

Matt Singer

31 79%

Shame (2011)

"A serious character study and exploration of addiction."

Posted Dec 9, 2011

Matt Singer

32 83%

Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (2011)

"The spy movie that refused to come in from the cold."

Posted Dec 9, 2011

Matt Singer

33 74%

The Lie (2011)

"Leonard does a nice job of ramping up the comedy without sacrificing the believability of the world he's established; the movie is very funny at times but it's never outlandish."

Posted Nov 16, 2011

Matt Singer

34 77%

The Other F Word (2011)

"Not just a fluffy portrait of dudes with tattoos and their cute kids"

Posted Nov 11, 2011

Matt Singer

35 55%

Killing Bono (2011)

"An amusingly fluffy musical biopic."

Posted Nov 11, 2011

Matt Singer

36 35%

Immortals (2011)

"The film is handsome enough to recommend on the strength of the visuals alone, which is basically what I'm doing."

Posted Nov 11, 2011

Matt Singer

37 73%

Like Crazy (2011)

"Good acting, good filmmaking, plus something elusive that most Sundance movies about romance lack: sincerity."

Posted Oct 27, 2011

Matt Singer

38 50%

The Rum Diary (2011)

"Never comes close to matching its subject's passion."

Posted Oct 26, 2011

Matt Singer

39 67%

Lord Byron (2011)

"There is something interesting about the tension between fact and fiction, but there's also something frustrating too."

Posted Oct 17, 2011

Matt Singer

40 77%

A Dangerous Method (2011)

"Here is a director talking about a subject he's covered many times before in a totally new way."

Posted Oct 17, 2011

Matt Singer

41 75%

Blackthorn (2011)

"If ever a man deserved the nickname "Butch," it's Sam Shepard."

Posted Oct 7, 2011

Matt Singer

42 71%

Margaret (2011)

" It took six years to make this movie. Do yourself a favor: don't wait six years to see it."

Posted Oct 6, 2011

Matt Singer

43 94%

Moneyball (2011)

"I kept hoping for something about the film to surprise me. Very little did."

Posted Oct 3, 2011

Matt Singer

44 72%

Let the Bullets Fly (2012)

"Funny, exciting, and at 132 minutes, a half an hour too long. "

Posted Oct 3, 2011

Matt Singer

45 85%

The Yellow Sea (2011)

"Frenzy is fine, but a little bit more clarity, at least narratively speaking, would have been nice."

Posted Oct 3, 2011

Matt Singer

46 96%

Sleepless Night (2012)

"A midnight screening of Sleepless Night woke me up more effectively than any cup of coffee I've ever had in my life."

Posted Oct 3, 2011

Matt Singer

47 71%

Carnage (2011)

"Nobody makes a trapped-in-a-house-slowly-going-insane movie quite like Roman Polanski. "

Posted Oct 3, 2011

Matt Singer

48 92%

Take Shelter (2011)

"This movie played me like a fiddle. A quivering, covering-my-eyes-because-the-movie's-too-scary baby-shaped fiddle."

Posted Oct 3, 2011

Matt Singer

49 25%

Killer Elite (2011)

"Jason Statham beats up two dudes while he's tied to a chair. That is satisfaction."

Posted Sep 21, 2011

Matt Singer

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