Special 26 (2013)
Kai Po Che! (2013)
"The performances are strong throughout, but both Yadav and Rajput particularly impress, as they imbue their potentially clichéd roles of egghead accountant and hot-headed control freak with true depth. "
Mad Max: Fury Road (2015)
"Miller remains a supreme master of action. With his splendid tech cohorts, the action here is immersive and high impact; it has a nasty, believable edge. It plays well, real... when characters are close to die, we feel it. "
Rowdy Rathore (2012)
"Imagine the worst bits of Alex Proyas' I, Robot and Robert Greenwald's Xanadu, cobbled together with a dash of Shaw's Pygmalion, and you get some grim picture as to what S. Shankar's grating extravaganza Robot has to offer. "
The Gunman (2015)
It Follows (2015)
"The setting is contemporary crumbling Detroit, yet there's a strong '70s and '80s vibe, with some dreamy visuals (above ground swimming pools, cherry red bitten-down fingernails) and a creepy electro synth score by Disasterpeace. "
Reaching for the Moon (2013)
"As the essentially solitary poet, [Otto is] excellent, conveying at once a rich and complex inner life -- its details elusive perhaps even to Bishop herself -- and also a profound uneasiness with the world outside. "
Wendy and Lucy (2008)
Big Eyes (2014)
Hunting Elephants (2015)
Star Trek (2009)
"Abrams had a responsibility that most other action film directors never need to worry about. He succeeds in parts, maybe enough for the young, modern audiences for whom the film has been made, but old Trekkies may have some issues. "
Top Five (2014)
Manny Lewis ()
A Canterbury Tale (1949)
A Most Violent Year (2015)
"The journey of Maximus, from triumph on the battlefield through despair and degradation in slavery and then to a final epiphany in the Colosseum is an exciting one - and Russell Crowe plays the character with considerable toughness and authority. "
American Beauty (1999)
No Country for Old Men (2007)
The Artist (2011)
Fifty Shades of Grey (2015)
WYRMWOOD: Road Of The Dead (2015)
Ten Thousand Saints (2015)
"Although Hawke gives a truly delightful, comic performance as Les the Mess, his active encouragement of Jude's habit is one of many elements that go unexamined, which makes the film's larger themes feel only half-conceived. "
Slow West (2015)
Kingsman: The Secret Service (2015)
Kumiko, the Treasure Hunter (2015)
"There's little doubt that Kikuchi has put a lot of herself into the role of Kumiko, but the film doesn't probe very deep. The film upholds the annoying tradition of festival cinema of being an extended anecdote rather than a sustained story. "
American Sniper (2015)
The Interview (2014)
Paper Planes ()
"There's a lot to like in Paper Planes' ideas about ingenuity and resilience; that may bode well for getting bums off the beach and onto seats for the film's late-school holiday release. Be prepared to tap your reserves of goodwill to overlook its flaws. "
Appropriate Behavior (2015)
"In its a-linear presentation of the story of Maxine and Shirin's relationship, the film takes after Annie Hall, though we spend a fair portion of the film observing Shirin in the aftermath of that relationship's demise. "
Beloved Sisters (2015)
"The film's desire to reduce its cultural and artistic conflicts to simple one-on-one propositions gives the film a know-it-all air of superiority, likes it's the worst kind of rock snob journalism. "
20,000 Days on Earth (2014)
"The film has a cinematic ambition to which it admirably lives up, not only in its bold structure and impressively moody cinematography, production, editing and sound design, but also in its plethora of imaginative and unconventional touches. "