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Rating Title | Year Quote Author
1 65%

Antiviral (2013)

"Antiviral is the best sick body horror freak-out in a long while. Its bleeding edge social satire feels entirely too close for comfort, but we'll take uncomfortable; uncomfortable is a good thing."

Posted Sep 26, 2012

John Gholson

2 85%

The Perks of Being a Wallflower (2012)

"Charlie's personality relaxes yet moves you, and you'll take some of that sensation with you when you leave the theater. "

Posted Sep 21, 2012

Perri Nemiroff

3 87%

Frankenweenie (2012)

"It works well enough as a left-of-center family movie."

Posted Sep 21, 2012

John Gholson

4 88%

London: The Modern Babylon (2013)

"A distinct sort of time travelogue of the city's rougher patches ... the kind of doc that scores the suffragette movement to "Oh Bondage Up Yours!" by X-Ray Spex."

Posted Sep 20, 2012

Christopher Campbell

5 93%

Room 237 (2013)

"Best jab at academia since Jose Padilha's Secrets of the Tribe."

Posted Sep 20, 2012

Christopher Campbell

6 91%

Far Out Isn't Far Enough: The Tomi Ungerer Story (2013)

"Easily the most wildly fascinating artist profiled in a documentary since Crumb."

Posted Sep 20, 2012

Christopher Campbell

7 92%

Free Angela & All Political Prisoners (2013)

"A nicely balanced film that surprisingly doesn't aim to lionize Davis nor to vilify Ronald Reagan and the FBI."

Posted Sep 20, 2012

Christopher Campbell

8 93%

The Central Park Five (2012)

"The real story is about how terrible our society is in relation to the terrible problems of the judicial system, not the latter in and of itself."

Posted Sep 20, 2012

Christopher Campbell

9 100%

Camp 14: Total Control Zone ()

"The slowest film ever to have me completely on the edge of my seat ... unbelievable and chilling."

Posted Sep 20, 2012

Christopher Campbell

10 66%

Cloud Atlas (2012)

"While it's easy to admire the film's massive scope - and the adroit method in which the film is presented - it's hard not to notice that, for all its big ideas, the film's more intimate and small than you might expect. "

Posted Sep 11, 2012

Sean O'Connell

11 63%

Anna Karenina (2012)

"A striking, bold, brash, passionate and provocative adaptation that breathes fire into a Russian classic. It's a must-see."

Posted Sep 11, 2012

Sean O'Connell

12 81%

The Impossible (2012)

"Not since Jaws has the sound of ocean water heard on a movie screen been so terrifying. "

Posted Sep 11, 2012

Sean O'Connell

13 85%

The Master (2012)

"It's an actor's showcase that's impeccably shot and beautifully projected on 70mm. It's a film student's dream, an audience's challenge, and a worthy addition to PTA's formidable canon on the flaws of mankind. "

Posted Sep 11, 2012

Sean O'Connell

14 93%

Looper (2012)

""Looper" successfully closes its loop. For some, that will be enough. But the screenplay takes a few shortcuts to reach its destination, hiding behind the truth that when the future is unpredictable, present day is allowed to be vague."

Posted Sep 6, 2012

Sean O'Connell

15 93%

Girl Model (2012)

"The most memorable part of the film is veteran model-turned-scout Ashley Arbaugh, an unbelievably intriguing nonfiction character."

Posted Sep 6, 2012

Christopher Campbell

16 84%

Detropia (2012)

"The brilliance with this one is pretty subtle, which ought to make it a film you want to watch over and over again."

Posted Sep 6, 2012

Christopher Campbell

17 77%

Samsara (2012)

"The visual splendor of this wordless and storyless documentary is so brilliantly extraordinary that it must be experienced on the big screen"

Posted Aug 23, 2012

Christopher Campbell

18 68%

Ted (2012)

"At times I laughed so hard I thought I would bust a capillary somewhere."

Posted Aug 7, 2012

Grae Drake

19 86%

Beasts of the Southern Wild (2012)

"Full of images that weave, fade, and flicker among each other, it's visually one of the most beautiful of the year, holding you in the palm of its tiny child-sized hand, floating through the chaos. "

Posted Aug 7, 2012

Grae Drake

20 80%

Magic Mike (2012)

" I was gunning for Showgirls only as Show Boys. Instead director Steven Soderbergh did something normal and classy, which are two words I associate with his other films and did not want to describe this film. "

Posted Aug 7, 2012

Grae Drake

21 30%

Total Recall (2012)

"There's plenty of bright, shiny stuff to look at and impressive punches and kicks, but the movie never gets fun."

Posted Aug 7, 2012

Grae Drake

22 51%

Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days (2012)

"Wimpy Kid doesn't need to use seizure-inducing, bright, shiny tricks to distract you from the thin plot, like disco dance floors and rats being hurled off of cruise ships in 3D."

Posted Aug 7, 2012

Grae Drake

23 17%

The Watch (2012)

"Cover Your Eyes"

Posted Aug 7, 2012

Grae Drake

24 42%

Step Up Revolution (2012)

"Step Up Revolution is an exercise in extremes--when the characters aren't busy crying over the same ol', same ol', they're dancing in some of the most unique, exciting setups ever produced that will make your eyes pop out of your head."

Posted Aug 7, 2012

Grae Drake

25 88%

The Dark Knight Rises (2012)

"The last act of the film delivers in a shocking way. What comes before it is imperfect, but since we're talking about Nolan here, it's still worth seeing, discussing, and then seeing again."

Posted Aug 7, 2012

Grae Drake

26 37%

Ice Age: Continental Drift (2012)

"Let's make this one extinct."

Posted Aug 7, 2012

Grae Drake

27 65%

Trishna (2012)

"Hit the books instead."

Posted Aug 7, 2012

Grae Drake

28 76%

Alps (2012)

"This cinematic experience was weirdly fascinating."

Posted Aug 7, 2012

Grae Drake

29 84%

Last Days Here (2012)

"Engaging and emotional and funny in surprising ways. And I have to be honest: when I like a rock doc that means it's something very special."

Posted Jul 26, 2012

Christopher Campbell

30 99%

Jiro Dreams of Sushi (2012)

"Like the food on display in beautiful close-ups, the film is a sleek reminder that simple can be fulfilling, and maybe even brilliant."

Posted Jul 26, 2012

Christopher Campbell

31 100%

Planet of Snail (2012)

"A rare nonfiction romance film [about] a couple worth comparing your own marriage or partnership to, and the film is a wonderful, poetic portrait of true love."

Posted Jul 26, 2012

Christopher Campbell

32 35%

Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter (2012)

"A funny, scary, and cheer-worthy adventure that somehow manages to make the 16th President of the United States a bad-ass action hero."

Posted Jul 25, 2012

Rick Marshall

33 88%

The Dark Knight Rises (2012)

"The Dark Knight Rises feels like a hustle-filled but ultimately cursory trot around the bases, a pleasing but slightly wheezy victory lap as we raise the Bat-jersey, as Nolan tailored it, to the rafters of the pop-culture arena."

Posted Jul 16, 2012

James Rocchi

34 51%

Savages (2012)

"It's better than Alexander or Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps, but it's no return to form."

Posted Jul 13, 2012

Grae Drake

35 88%

Ballplayer: Pelotero (2012)

"An interesting film that requires you to think about where and from whom statements are coming from and consider the ideas and speculative accusations appropriately."

Posted Jul 11, 2012

Christopher Campbell

36 21%

Madea's Witness Protection (2012)

"There are laughs in it, according to the enthusiastic audience I saw it with, but they're pretty spaced out and belong to Madea. What happens between them is unremarkable."

Posted Jul 6, 2012

Grae Drake

37 78%

Katy Perry: Part of Me (2012)

"It's filled with pizzazz and sparkle, but not enough to distract from the real person under the cupcake skirt."

Posted Jul 6, 2012

Grae Drake

38 73%

The Amazing Spider-Man (2012)

"Aside from the 3D animation looking fantastic and the film having a dark, complex feel to it that makes it feel more grown up, the primary reason worth watching is Andrew Garfield."

Posted Jul 5, 2012

Grae Drake

39 73%

The Amazing Spider-Man (2012)

"No, you don't need it. You didn't ask for it. But here it is. You could do worse this summer. Way worse."

Posted Jul 5, 2012

Dave White

40 92%

Marvel's The Avengers (2012)

"Feels like actual Marvel Comics are being injected directly into your bloodstream. It's simply jaw-dropping. "

Posted Jul 3, 2012

John Gholson

41 73%

The Amazing Spider-Man (2012)

"The Amazing Spider-Man defies the odds, keeping the series very much alive under Sony's watch, without being buried under its own baggage."

Posted Jul 3, 2012

John Gholson

42 98%

Oslo, August 31st (2012)

"It's Trier's skill at humanely communicating the deep loneliness of a ruined life that make him a new filmmaker deserving your attention."

Posted Jul 2, 2012

Dave White

43 68%

Ted (2012)

"There are so many things that Ted gets right that the things it gets wrong are baffling."

Posted Jun 29, 2012

Eric D. Snider

44 78%

Brave (2012)

"Which means it's as messy in the narrative department as it is impeccably beautiful to look at and live in for two hours."

Posted Jun 22, 2012

Dave White

45 78%

Brave (2012)

"Look out William Wallace -- Scotland has a new face, and she has a beautifully Brave-heart."

Posted Jun 22, 2012

Grae Drake

46 35%

Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter (2012)

"It's sort of like a very special slavery-themed episode of Aqua Teen Hunger Force."

Posted Jun 22, 2012

Dave White

47 35%

Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter (2012)

"It relies solely on the gimmick that it's funny to have an ex-President using a silver-coated axe to fight mythical creatures. There's nothing else there."

Posted Jun 22, 2012

Grae Drake

48 35%

Lola Versus (2012)

"Every time I walk out of a movie with Greta Gerwig in it, such as Damsels in Distress, Greenberg, and especially Arthur, I think, "You know what would have made that movie better? More Greta Gerwig.""

Posted Jun 15, 2012

Grae Drake

49 18%

For Greater Glory (2012)

"It's the kind of now-obscure subject matter that could be fascinating if done well, but here just feels like an obligation. And yeah there's going to be a test, so good luck at not falling asleep in class."

Posted Jun 15, 2012

Dave White

50 41%

Rock of Ages (2012)

"This review is exactly 666 words long. You're welcome."

Posted Jun 15, 2012

Dave White

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