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Rating Title | Year Quote Author
1 93%

Drive (2011)

"A unique blend of classical tropes and modern filmmaking. "

Posted Sep 18, 2011

Matt Singer

2 67%

Shut Up Little Man! (2011)

"Manages to ask some heavy questions while maintaining a light tone."

Posted Sep 15, 2011

Matt Singer

3 92%

Sound It Out (2011)

"Sound It Out isn't just good, it's important, as a chronicle of everything we lose when the music industry decamps to the Internet."

Posted Sep 11, 2011

Matt Singer

4 86%

The Autobiography of Nicolae Ceausescu (2011)

"A powerful indictment of politically manipulated media."

Posted Sep 9, 2011

Matt Singer

5 83%

Warrior (2011)

"Right up until a poorly chosen ending, I was caught up in every twist and turn. "

Posted Sep 9, 2011

Matt Singer

6 100%

The Interrupters (2011)

"A massive and compelling tapestry of life on the streets of Chicago."

Posted Sep 5, 2011

Matt Singer

7 75%

True Adolescents (2011)

"There's something refreshing about True Adolescents. It feels like mumblecore's inherent immaturity finally coming of age."

Posted Sep 5, 2011

Matt Singer

8 58%

Red State (2011)

"Neither the masterpiece Smith's partisans claim nor the bomb his detractors insist."

Posted Sep 5, 2011

Matt Singer

9 19%

Bunraku (2011)

"What do Hartnett and Geckt want with Perlman? Mostly, I think, they're just looking for excuses to get into elaborate kung fu fights."

Posted Sep 5, 2011

Matt Singer

10 62%

Griff the Invisible (2011)

"I'm all for ambiguity in films, but it doesn't feel like writer/director Leon Ford left Griff and his underlying issues vague on purpose."

Posted Sep 5, 2011

Matt Singer

11 40%

Damn! (2011)

"As a cautionary tale about too much too soon, Damn! works reasonably well. "

Posted Aug 12, 2011

Matt Singer

12 92%

Senna (2011)

"As immersive as documentaries get."

Posted Aug 12, 2011

Matt Singer

13 82%

Rise of the Planet of the Apes (2011)

"Not your average blockbuster cash-grab."

Posted Aug 5, 2011

Matt Singer

14 44%

Cowboys & Aliens (2011)

"As bland as as plate of frontier beans."

Posted Jul 29, 2011

Matt Singer

15 63%

Another Earth (2011)

"In small, individual moments, Another Earth is a beautiful film. "

Posted Jul 22, 2011

Matt Singer

16 70%

Friends With Benefits (2011)

"Even if the movie is less real than it aspires to be, the connection between the two leads feels totally genuine."

Posted Jul 21, 2011

Matt Singer

17 69%

Horrible Bosses (2011)

"Gordon and company really killed it. "

Posted Jul 7, 2011

Matt Singer

18 43%

Ironclad (2011)

"When they named 'em the Dark Ages, brother, they weren't kidding."

Posted Jul 6, 2011

Matt Singer

19 82%

Super 8 (2011)

"The movie doesn't quite go off the rails along with that mysterious train, but it's pretty close."

Posted Jun 9, 2011

Matt Singer

20 32%

The Ward (2011)

"A run-of-the-mill gotcha-slasher."

Posted Jun 9, 2011

Matt Singer

21 80%

The Last Mountain (2011)

"That much of "The Last Mountain" actually is beautiful, with polished cinematography and deft editing, makes the medicine go down easier, but there's no doubt to some, it will still feel like medicine."

Posted Jun 2, 2011

Stephen Saito

22 69%

Beautiful Boy (2011)

"Bello and Sheen are equally fearless in their performances, though the limitations of their characters' circumstances and ultimately, the predictability of the story conspire to result in something stagey. Still, they set "Beautiful Boy" apart."

Posted Jun 2, 2011

Stephen Saito

23 84%

The Tree of Life (2011)

"Like watching a magician perform one trick over and over again for 138 minutes."

Posted May 26, 2011

Matt Singer

24 63%

True Legend (2011)

" Yuen understands that martial arts sequences are more than bodies in motion, they are bodies telling stories in motion."

Posted May 17, 2011

Matt Singer

25 75%

Everything Must Go (2011)

"Everything Must Go's minor flaws serve to accentuate just how precise and moving the rest of it is. "

Posted May 17, 2011

Matt Singer

26 100%

Louder Than A Bomb (2011)

"These kids are brilliant, charming wordsmiths."

Posted May 17, 2011

Matt Singer

27 ——

Catching Hell (2011)

"Such an epic tale of human folly you'd swear Sophocles wrote it."

Posted May 5, 2011

Matt Singer

28 29%

Sympathy for Delicious (2011)

"Good intentions and poor execution."

Posted May 5, 2011

Matt Singer

29 77%

Thor (2011)

"Hemsworth is consistently fun to watch."

Posted May 5, 2011

Matt Singer

30 77%

Fast Five (2011)

"This movie is so drenched with testosterone, it belongs on Major League Baseball's banned substances list."

Posted May 4, 2011

Matt Singer

31 49%

The Bang Bang Club (2011)

"There's room for more nuance in The Bang Bang Club, but there was enough to keep me engaged. "

Posted Apr 22, 2011

Matt Singer

32 26%

Arthur (2011)

"A strained Russell Brand is not a funny Russell Brand."

Posted Apr 8, 2011

Matt Singer

33 41%

Ceremony (2011)

"[Winkler] spins it fast and keeps it on track, delivering a pleasant diversion that's refreshingly free of cynicism, full of vibrancy and ultimately, a curiosity about what he will do next."

Posted Apr 7, 2011

Stephen Saito

34 27%

Your Highness (2011)

"The target audience for Your Highness is at least four years too young to legally watch it."

Posted Apr 6, 2011

Matt Singer

35 96%

13 Assassins (2011)

"13 Assassins raises such provocative questions about duty and honor and violence that it challenges the morality of its own action sequences. "

Posted Apr 6, 2011

Matt Singer

36 82%

American: The Bill Hicks Story (2011)

"Hicks was like the stand-up comedian version of a five-tool baseball player. He could do it all."

Posted Apr 5, 2011

Matt Singer

37 92%

Circo (2011)

" Undeniably beautiful and undeniably sad."

Posted Apr 1, 2011

Matt Singer

38 82%

The Elephant In The Living Room (2011)

"The Elephant in the Living Room goes a bit overboard with the sensationalistic news clips... but Brumfield's story is deeply affecting"

Posted Mar 31, 2011

Matt Singer

39 92%

Senna (2011)

""Senna" is an interesting biography not only because it limits itself to 15,000 hours of video already on record, but also since it is far less about the man than the driver."

Posted Mar 30, 2011

Stephen Saito

40 99%

Bill Cunningham New York (2011)

"It's Cunningham's single-mindedness about his work that's so infectious as well as so strange."

Posted Mar 30, 2011

Stephen Saito

41 90%

Bridesmaids (2011)

""Bridesmaids" is first and foremost a showcase for Wiig, who surely doesn't play it safe here but still comes off as an affable everywoman with a twinkle of danger in her eye."

Posted Mar 30, 2011

Stephen Saito

42 ——

Bibliothèque Pascal (2010)

"
Bibliotheque Pascal takes risks. Many of them do not pay off. But at least it takes them."

Posted Mar 29, 2011

Matt Singer

43 100%

The Man From Nowhere (2010)

"The man might be from nowhere but this film could only come from Korea, the land of a million stories of revenge."

Posted Mar 29, 2011

Matt Singer

44 68%

Rubber (2011)

"People talk about the line between laughing with or at a movie. You don't laugh with or at Rubber. It laughs at you."

Posted Mar 29, 2011

Matt Singer

45 90%

Attack the Block (2011)

"Cornish deconstructs our preconceived notions about the people we live with and around, and then he blows them all up, figuratively and literally."

Posted Mar 24, 2011

Matt Singer

46 74%

Bellflower (2011)

"Evan Glodell [is] a mad scientist of a filmmaker."

Posted Mar 24, 2011

Matt Singer

47 60%

The Beaver (2011)

"It's a lame joke, but it fits: I'm of two minds about The Beaver."

Posted Mar 18, 2011

Matt Singer

48 94%

Win Win (2011)

"Win Win isn't the most visually stimulating 90 minutes you could spend at arthouses this spring, but it might just be the most emotionally stimulating."

Posted Mar 17, 2011

Matt Singer

49 73%

POM Wonderful Presents: The Greatest Movie Ever Sold (2011)

"Spurlock is speaking to one of the fundamental and eternal questions of cinema: the war between art and commerce."

Posted Mar 14, 2011

Matt Singer

50 66%

Insidious (2011)

"A solid horror movie."

Posted Mar 14, 2011

Matt Singer

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