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Rating Title | Year Quote Author
1 56%

Albert Nobbs (2012)

"If it's guilty of too much understatement, of being too muted, you can just chalk that up to the timid nature of its title character infusing every scene with the sadness of somebody voluntarily burying himself alive."

Posted Dec 21, 2011

Dave White

2 56%

Albert Nobbs (2012)

"The heart of the movie beats like a drum, and got me in step from the start."

Posted Dec 21, 2011

Grae Drake

3 12%

Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked (2011)

"Chipwrecked is a mind-numbing piece of uninspired baloney, meant only to pacify hyperactive children."

Posted Dec 21, 2011

Grae Drake

4 46%

Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close (2012)

"It more resembles a spindly kid running around and screaming for two hours before a hastily applied Hollywood ending shuts him up."

Posted Dec 21, 2011

Grae Drake

5 94%

Pariah (2011)

"Director and writer Dee Rees, along with a phenomenal performance by Adepero Oduye, gives plenty of points of access for audiences to identify with Alike, and the result is rewarding, rich and universally important."

Posted Dec 21, 2011

Grae Drake

6 13%

W.E. (2012)

"Madonna is good at taking what she wants from the culture and using it and discarding it and pretending like she invented it."

Posted Dec 16, 2011

Dave White

7 13%

W.E. (2012)

"I figure if anybody deserves to make a quasi self-indulgent Sofia Coppola rip-off, it's Madonna, and she turns it into a fun ride."

Posted Dec 16, 2011

Grae Drake

8 77%

Outrage (2011)

"The film's engine chugs away, keeping up the solidly enjoyable frenzy of cruelty, with gangster turnover taking place so fast, so furiously that at times it's tough keep the alliances and betrayals straight."

Posted Dec 14, 2011

Dave White

9 77%

Outrage (2011)

"A swift kick in the soft parts sure to release some holiday tension."

Posted Dec 14, 2011

Grae Drake

10 80%

Young Adult (2011)

"Starring Charlize Theron and Patton Oswalt, it has all the deliciousness of watching reality TV, because it's a train wreck where the main offender learns nothing at all."

Posted Dec 9, 2011

Grae Drake

11 76%

We Need to Talk About Kevin (2012)

"[Swinton is] always the most compelling presence in any movie she's in, even when everything around her feels overworked or half-baked."

Posted Dec 9, 2011

Dave White

12 76%

We Need to Talk About Kevin (2012)

"The movie is at its best when it uneasily makes you weigh nature versus nurture, and will probably cause more than one person to reinvest in birth control."

Posted Dec 9, 2011

Grae Drake

13 21%

The Sitter (2011)

"All you want is for somebody, something, somewhere to make you laugh. Is that so much to ask?"

Posted Dec 9, 2011

Dave White

14 21%

The Sitter (2011)

"Where the movie comes to a complete halt is when it attempts to teach life lessons."

Posted Dec 9, 2011

Grae Drake

15 38%

Oscar and the Lady in Pink ()

Posted Dec 9, 2011

Grae Drake

16 7%

New Year's Eve (2011)

"This is a movie where Zac Efron teaches Michelle Pfeiffer to say yes to life. This is a movie where Zac Efron is a real chill bro who can inspire people to say yes to life."

Posted Dec 9, 2011

Dave White

17 7%

New Year's Eve (2011)

"There's so much wrong here, it's difficult to condense it all into one review."

Posted Dec 9, 2011

Grae Drake

18 93%

Coriolanus (2011)

"It's Shakespeare for aggressive warmongers. Proceed with rage."

Posted Dec 2, 2011

Dave White

19 79%

Shame (2011)

"We're shown a lot and told very little, left to judge or not judge Brandon's behavior."

Posted Dec 2, 2011

Dave White

20 84%

My Week with Marilyn (2011)

"Hmmm. More Candle in The Wind-isms. Great."

Posted Nov 25, 2011

Dave White

21 84%

My Week with Marilyn (2011)

"The movie is so airy that even the slightest breeze would blow it away, but it is firmly anchored by incredible performances."

Posted Nov 25, 2011

Grae Drake

22 89%

The Descendants (2011)

"Payne's movie is one more love letter to imperfection that renews my affection for the predicament of being human."

Posted Nov 25, 2011

Grae Drake

23 74%

Rampart (2012)

"Harrelson commits fully to the unshowy depravity and low-boil rage and director Moverman won't pass judgment, choosing instead to surround his officer with even more more barriers, more crime and more downhill slide."

Posted Nov 25, 2011

Dave White

24 74%

Rampart (2012)

"Harrelson completely commits to being this horrible, paranoid man who can do nothing but be confrontational in a uniform. I hope it's more fiction than reality."

Posted Nov 25, 2011

Grae Drake

25 77%

A Dangerous Method (2011)

"Anybody can rip off the corset. Shred it and turn it into a new article of clothing entirely? That's how you take it to the next level."

Posted Nov 25, 2011

Dave White

26 77%

A Dangerous Method (2011)

"Cronenberg continues being fascinating as a director showing you things you weren't sure you wanted to see but will not soon forget."

Posted Nov 25, 2011

Grae Drake

27 91%

Arthur Christmas (2011)

"This is Aardman and they know better than to go cheap or easy. And by taking the smarter, sweeter route, they've created what should rightfully become a Christmas classic."

Posted Nov 25, 2011

Dave White

28 91%

Arthur Christmas (2011)

"It's just plain charming. And between you and me, I got misty at the end too."

Posted Nov 25, 2011

Grae Drake

29 96%

The Muppets (2011)

"Thanks Muppets, for reminding me what I am supposed to be, and how life's a happy song when there's someone by your side to sing along."

Posted Nov 22, 2011

Grae Drake

30 96%

The Muppets (2011)

"They're back in excellent form, honoring the legacy built by Henson, and moviegoers and longtime Muppet nerds owe a debt of gratitude to Muppet superfan Segel for having the nerve to keep asking for a shot at making a film with them."

Posted Nov 22, 2011

Dave White

31 24%

Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 1 (2011)

"As much of an homage to old timey experimental shlock horror as broad blockbusters can get ... I recommend Twilight virgins see BD1 as a stand-alone work."

Posted Nov 18, 2011

Christopher Campbell

32 89%

The Descendants (2011)

"Are you ready for a forgiving, humane Alexander Payne? He's pretty good at it, even if it's new to him."

Posted Nov 18, 2011

Dave White

33 24%

Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 1 (2011)

"The finished product allows the audience to take it as as seriously as it takes itself and/or laugh at its inherently ridiculous retro romance. No matter which side you're on, you wind up winning."

Posted Nov 18, 2011

Dave White

34 80%

Becoming Santa (2011)

"Surprisingly hilarious without being too mocking nor too cute."

Posted Nov 17, 2011

Christopher Campbell

35 43%

J. Edgar (2011)

"Sorry, fans of dynamic, emotional, storytelling."

Posted Nov 11, 2011

Dave White

36 43%

J. Edgar (2011)

"It's not often that a Clint Eastwood movie ends and the first words out my mouth are, "That's it?""

Posted Nov 11, 2011

Grae Drake

37 78%

Melancholia (2011)

"For you von Trier haters, this might wind up being the movie that finally draws you over to the dark side."

Posted Nov 11, 2011

Dave White

38 78%

Melancholia (2011)

"Aggravating as [von Trier] may be at times, isn't that the price we pay to sit in a movie theater and actually use our brains?"

Posted Nov 11, 2011

Grae Drake

39 16%

The Son of No One (2011)

"The Son of No One makes me feel like a teacher whose student has very obviously plagiarized their final paper of the semester."

Posted Nov 11, 2011

Grae Drake

40 77%

The Other F Word (2011)

"The most endearing and potentially tearjerking documentary about punks you'll ever see."

Posted Nov 6, 2011

Christopher Campbell

41 46%

Anonymous (2011)

Posted Nov 4, 2011

Dave White

42 50%

The Rum Diary (2011)

"A strange, shaggy trip through a landscape of failure with Depp as the understated, hungover tour guide."

Posted Nov 4, 2011

Dave White

43 50%

The Rum Diary (2011)

"The Rum Diary is entirely predictable in its unpredictability."

Posted Nov 4, 2011

Grae Drake

44 52%

The Devil's Double (2011)

Posted Oct 28, 2011

Dave White

45 46%

Anonymous (2011)

"All in all the dreary script creates a glass ceiling that the film could never bust through, more laugh-inducing than controversy-inspiring."

Posted Oct 28, 2011

Grae Drake

46 73%

Like Crazy (2011)

"It's the perfect film to force on a teenager after his or her first break-up, a lesson in How Not To Be In Love."

Posted Oct 28, 2011

Dave White

47 92%

Armadillo (2011)

"One of the best war films in years."

Posted Oct 25, 2011

Christopher Campbell

48 70%

Revenge of the Electric Car (2011)

"Chalk this up with The Godfather Part II and The Empire Strikes Back as one of the few sequels that's better than the original."

Posted Oct 25, 2011

Christopher Campbell

49 94%

Being Elmo: A Puppeteer's Journey (2011)

"Enjoyable .. If you can't find a screening where Clash (and Elmo) makes an appearance, I think it's better to wait for the small scren on this one."

Posted Oct 25, 2011

Christopher Campbell

50 68%

Paranormal Activity 3 (2011)

"I'm back in."

Posted Oct 21, 2011

Dave White

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