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Gabriel ()

"Rory Culkin delivers the best performance of his career in Gabriel"

Posted Apr 17, 2014

Erik Davis

2 50%

Heaven Is for Real (2014)

"Hucksterism or attractively marketed sincerity, it doesn't really matter. I simply want to believe that this approach to Evangelical filmmaking... could take hold and serve as a model of not-crazy, not-stupid and not-hateful."

Posted Apr 16, 2014

Dave White

3 47%

Rio 2 (2014)

"There'll be a Rio 3. Probably a Rio 4. They will be brightly colored and not bother anyone. You'll simultaneously remember them somewhat fondly and also not remember much about them at all. "That one bird," you'll think, "he was ok.""

Posted Apr 14, 2014

Dave White

4 62%

Draft Day (2014)

"Reitman makes sure that characters are usually walking somewhere as they speak and that the frame is almost constantly wiping back and forth or split into halves and thirds, like a masculinist Pillow Talk."

Posted Apr 14, 2014

Dave White

5 83%

Joe (2014)

"...when Cage's two selves collide you wind up with performances like his unjustly overlooked brilliance in Werner Herzog's Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call - New Orleans, or, if he takes it down a few hundred notches, in something like Joe."

Posted Apr 14, 2014

Dave White

6 87%

Only Lovers Left Alive (2014)

"[Their] deadpan joy is infectious, even when they're contemplating suicide, making them the best additions to the blood-freak hall of fame since The Lost Boys, Grace Jones in Vamp and George Hamilton in Love At First Bite."

Posted Apr 14, 2014

Dave White

7 71%

Oculus (2014)

"What's real and what's not? Which memories are reliable and which aren't? And which piece of furniture in your parents' home is truly to blame? Figure that out because you're probably going to have to kill it or suffer more consequences in the sequel"

Posted Apr 14, 2014

Dave White

8 59%

Nymphomaniac: Volume II (2014)

"If you want to try to sift through the post-coital rubble to make your own moral that's your privilege, and maybe -- von Trier seems to suggest -- also your problem."

Posted Apr 4, 2014

Dave White

9 89%

Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014)

"Machinery collides, mega-fighting transpires, exciting car chases and even more exuberant car crashes aim right for your face. It's loud and, lucky you, designed for maximum impact (well, a PG-13 suggestion of impact, anyway; this isn't The Raid 2)."

Posted Apr 4, 2014

Dave White

10 80%

The Raid 2 (2014)

"The fight scenes are gory and glorious, exhausting and overwhelming, an endless array of ways to kill. "

Posted Mar 29, 2014

Dave White

11 22%

Sabotage (2014)

"Schwarzenegger has checked out. He's an immovable object in a film that struggles and fails to find the energy that will carry him along. "

Posted Mar 29, 2014

Dave White

12 40%

Cesar Chavez (2014)

"...should be shown to every McDonalds and WalMart employee immediately."

Posted Mar 29, 2014

Dave White

13 77%

Noah (2014)

"Aronofsky is absolutely filling in blanks here, huge spaces, in fact... and as the movie rumbles toward its visionary, off-book climax, it becomes a multi-message mess, intentionally so."

Posted Mar 29, 2014

Dave White

14 89%

Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014)

"It's a spectacularly violent move into Bourne territory, with enhanced super-soldiers kicking the ever-livin' daylights out of each other over what freedom really means."

Posted Mar 26, 2014

John Gholson

15 79%

Muppets Most Wanted (2014)

"This is not a misfire. Not even close. It's just not going to provide the thrill of long-awaited reunion that arrived with 2011's Jason Segel-powered The Muppets."

Posted Mar 21, 2014

Dave White

16 40%

Divergent (2014)

"If anything's going to keep this color-by-numbers franchise afloat for that long it'll be Woodley. Her story arc may mirror that of young special heroines that came before her, but she's the most unassuming and relatable of the lot."

Posted Mar 21, 2014

Dave White

17 59%

13 Sins (2014)

"A smart, highly entertaining thriller about the horrors people will go through in pursuit of a quick buck."

Posted Mar 19, 2014

Peter Hall

18 83%

Joe (2014)

"This is how Cage became a movie star in the first damned place -- by being a remarkable actor. "

Posted Mar 12, 2014

John Gholson

19 22%

Son Of God (2014)

"Diogo Morgado, the Portuguese actor in the lead (yes, another Euro-Jesus) has been directed to a performance that resembles little more than a kind of strange, smug hippie, the blissed-out organic market employee talking down to you about hemp milk. "

Posted Feb 28, 2014

Dave White

20 59%

Non-Stop (2014)

"There are no distractions in a Liam Neeson Is Going To Kill You movie. If you are a kidnapper, hijacker, terrorist, sex trafficker or murderer, you are going to be killed by Liam Neeson (exception: you are a wolf)."

Posted Feb 28, 2014

Dave White

21 94%

Whiplash ()

"Whiplash delivers an energy you're lucky to feel once or twice on the big screen each year"

Posted Jan 19, 2014

Erik Davis

22 43%

Cooties ()

"Cooties has a lot of fun exploiting the absurdity of the situation while delivering a rare zombie movie that doesn't feel like its regurgitating old clichés."

Posted Jan 19, 2014

Erik Davis

23 36%

Wish I Was Here (2014)

"Ten years after Garden State, Zach Braff returns to directing with this funny and heartwarming take on fatherhood."

Posted Jan 19, 2014

Erik Davis

24 100%

The Guest ()

"A hilariously badass '80s throwback that continually shifts gears and keeps you guessing to the very end"

Posted Jan 18, 2014

Erik Davis

25 93%

All Is Lost (2013)

"Stylistically it's a serious about-face from director J. C. Chandor, whose excellent debut feature Margin Call was stuffed with actors as Wall Street types talking a mile a minute."

Posted Dec 16, 2013

Dave White

26 93%

American Hustle (2013)

"David O. Russell's American Hustle is at times both deliciously sexy and hilariously unsexy in its attempt to portray the awful, scheming hustlers we all pretend not to be."

Posted Dec 4, 2013

Erik Davis

27 42%

Oldboy (2013)

"It's Oldboy, but different. And that'll be enough for some. Unless it's not."

Posted Nov 26, 2013

Dave White

28 92%

Nebraska (2013)

"All the performances are dryly on point."

Posted Nov 15, 2013

Dave White

29 89%

The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (2013)

"It's like an awesome episode of Survivor All-Stars, except the stakes are so much bigger. "

Posted Nov 14, 2013

Erik Davis

30 65%

Thor: The Dark World (2013)

"For all the good Alan Taylor does in making sure that the sequel stays sure-footed, there's still a nagging feeling left behind that we haven't really seen a Thor film from a director who truly loves the world he's being paid to bring to life."

Posted Nov 6, 2013

John Gholson

31 47%

Last Vegas (2013)

" What else are you going to do, nap? Well, this is just like that, only with pictures."

Posted Nov 4, 2013

Dave White

32 69%

About Time (2013)

"As long as [Curtis] doesn't make any more films about radio stations on boats then he and I are going to get along fine until one of us dies"

Posted Nov 4, 2013

Dave White

33 94%

Dallas Buyers Club (2013)

"The performances are physically demanding and mostly sensitive when they could have been ham-filled and dunked in awards-grubbing vanity."

Posted Nov 4, 2013

Dave White

34 18%

Free Birds (2013)

"Better luck next time, message-poultry and talking space eggs (please, whatever deity controls turkey representation in pop culture, let there not be a next time)."

Posted Nov 4, 2013

Dave White

35 60%

Ender's Game (2013)

"Ender's Game can't keep itself from rational thought, which is always gray. It weighs facts against feelings. It's reluctant to slaughter a perceived enemy. And that's the part of his creation that Card will never be able to dismantle. "

Posted Nov 4, 2013

Dave White

36 65%

Thor: The Dark World (2013)

"Thor: The Dark World adds spoonfuls of sci-fi/fantasy eye candy for a big-screen Marvel fan base that needs it and most certainly wants it."

Posted Oct 22, 2013

Erik Davis

37 37%

The Fifth Estate (2013)

"This needed to be a 10-hour miniseries on HBO, there's that much ground to cover."

Posted Oct 18, 2013

Dave White

38 49%

Carrie (2013)

"It's lifeless, dull, sanded-down and expected, another unsurprising, irrelevant product for the movie-watching market to regard with curiosity and, eventually, deirision after it vacuums up all that opening weekend teen-cash. "

Posted Oct 18, 2013

Dave White

39 70%

Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2 (2013)

"The wordplay zips back and forth, never stooping to smarmy innuendo. It's the kind of clever that parents will enjoy as their little ones focus on the brightly colored, energetic "foodimals," friends they'd never think of devouring."

Posted Oct 14, 2013

Dave White

40 29%

Machete Kills (2013)

"Dull where it should be demented and reluctant when it should be raw."

Posted Oct 12, 2013

Dave White

41 93%

Captain Phillips (2013)

"Paul Greengrass isn't much of a jingoist. He doesn't leave room for fist-pumping revenge-applause."

Posted Oct 12, 2013

Dave White

42 81%

Don Jon (2013)

"JGL. DTF. Sorta."

Posted Oct 4, 2013

Dave White

43 97%

Gravity (2013)

"Gravity is 90 relentlessly frightening, unexpectedly moving minutes. It'll leave you shaking."

Posted Oct 4, 2013

Dave White

44 78%

The Dirties (2013)

"This might just be one of the most accurate portrayals of school violence you'll ever see"

Posted Oct 4, 2013

Erik Davis

45 82%

Afflicted (2014)

"An authentic approach to outrageous material doesn't just sell the film as actual found footage, it also shows remarkable intuition by first-timers Lee and Prouse."

Posted Sep 27, 2013

John Gholson

46 85%

We Are What We Are (2013)

"We're starved for adult horror that's this mature and sure-footed, and when it does come along, we have to sing its praises out loud. This is a wonderful, riveting, unsettling film."

Posted Sep 27, 2013

John Gholson

47 83%

Patrick: Evil Awakens (2014)

"Patrick's attempts at terror are more noisy than chilling, but its story is unique and engaging, even if the hairs on your neck never raise to full-mast."

Posted Sep 27, 2013

John Gholson

48 81%

Don Jon (2013)

"Don Jon humanizes the Jersey Shore type by burying itself beneath the muscles and hair gel with a story about learning how to connect with another human being."

Posted Sep 27, 2013

Erik Davis

49 96%

Enough Said (2013)

"[Gandolfini and Dreyfuss] seem to truly enjoy one another's company and it makes us root for them while reminding us how sad it is the movies have lost him."

Posted Sep 24, 2013

Dave White

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