District 9 (2009)
While We're Young (2015)
Furious 7 (2015)
Seventh Son (2015)
"Seventh Son often feels like the kind of film that would work better with even less plot... if they'd simply outlined the story as "we got to stop that witch" and then just rattled through the action sequences as quickly as possible. "
Slumdog Millionaire (2008)
The Gambler (2014)
Men, Women & Children (2014)
John Wick (2014)
Gone Girl (2014)
Wish I Was Here (2014)
"[Sarah] Snook's performance makes this story more than just a collection of clockwork turns; her tenderness at the story's core makes Predestination into a real movie, and it in turn makes her a star. "
The Expendables 3 (2014)
A Most Wanted Man (2014)
Guardians of the Galaxy (2014)
22 Jump Street (2014)
"It's the easy chemistry between Tatum - who gets funnier the dumber he acts, and here he's playing a character who can't remember what a library is called - and Hill that makes sure this is never less than entertaining. "
"Smarter and funnier about its central conceit that you might expect and with a pair of great performances, [its] only serious flaw is a final act that ditches all the science-fiction stuff for a murkily shot and relatively unimpressive conclusion. "
The Fault In Our Stars (2014)
Under the Skin (2014)
X-Men: Days of Future Past (2014)
The Zero Theorem (2014)
"The story he's [Terry Gilliam] telling is kind of muddled, drags on a lot of the time, and has an ending that fails to pull it all together. It's definitely something worth considering, but still; this is a theorem that doesn't quite add up. "
"Actually, while the script is strong -- the episodic structure means everyone can improv away without derailing the overall plot, which is just about the two sides going nuts anyway -- it's the four lead performances that lift this up and over. "
The Other Woman (2014)
The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014)
"This is about as fun as movie-going gets. Fans of Anderson's work should love it; those who've disliked the artifice and nostalgia of his earlier films will find those elements put to more entertaining use here. "
The LEGO Movie (2014)
"It's fast, smart, really funny, full of great action and contains a song, 'Everything is Awesome', with the single catchiest hook in the history of songwriting. Seriously, in this movie at least, everything really is awesome. "
Nymphomaniac: Volume II (2014)
Need For Speed (2014)
The Monuments Men (2014)
300: Rise of an Empire (2014)
All Is Lost (2013)
"This works just fine viewed as a stripped back tale of survival against the odds. The ending is the only moment where the metaphorical comes to the fore, and even then it's really just a matter of how literally you want to take the title. "
Vampire Academy (2014)
Wolf Creek 2 (2014)
"The film works as sheer spectacle, trying for something of a Hitcher vibe, and while the car stuff isn't exactly up there with the Mad Max films, at least for a while it doesn't matter that Paul is a cypher. "
Blue Is The Warmest Color (2013)