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Rating Title | Year Quote Author
1 81%

House of Cards: Season 1 (TV, 2013)

" Long story short, you owe it to yourself to watch House of Cards, simply because the horrors that are about to follow promise to be interesting enough to sign up for a NetFlix Instant account. "

Posted Mar 3, 2013

Mike Reyes

2 ——

The Package (2013)

"Austin and Lundgren fare surprisingly well in the talkier scenes, though the lack of action will test even the most enthusiastic audiences."

Posted Mar 1, 2013

Shaun Munro

3 44%

Breath Of The Gods ()

"An undeniably relaxing sit, though one which also proves meandering on one too many occasions."

Posted Feb 22, 2013

Shaun Munro

4 71%

Crawl (2011)

"Though minimalist to a fault, there's plenty of tension to keep this grisly Aussie thriller bounding along."

Posted Feb 18, 2013

Shaun Munro

5 46%

Beautiful Creatures (2013)

"A wiry slice of subversive Southern Gothic that will go down a treat with teens who consider themselves too smart for Twilight."

Posted Feb 14, 2013

Shaun Munro

6 14%

A Good Day To Die Hard (2013)

"John McClane's latest outing delivers everything you should expect from the minds responsible for tripe like Max Payne and X-Men Origins: Wolverine."

Posted Feb 13, 2013

Shaun Munro

7 12%

Safe Haven (2013)

"It all ends with a ludicrously mishandled plot twist guaranteed to send audiences into paroxysms of laughter. A feel good film indeed, then."

Posted Feb 13, 2013

Shaun Munro

8 15%

Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters (2013)

"Wirkola aims for camp but overshoots, causing things to feel less like Sam Raimi and more like Uwe Boll. "

Posted Feb 12, 2013

Shaun Munro

9 98%

Mea Maxima Culpa: Silence In The House Of God (2012)

"If you thought that Amy Berg's Deliver Us from Evil had extracted every last word on the issue of child abuse in the Catholic Church, Alex Gibney proves with his new film that there's still plenty left to be infuriated about."

Posted Feb 11, 2013

Shaun Munro

10 ——

Touch: Season 2 (TV, 2012)

" Touch is a very unique show; unique in its storytelling and especially in its overall positive outlook. Yes, its theme of interconnectivity is mushy and fluffy, but it really is a welcome change. "

Posted Feb 10, 2013

Conner Davey

11 76%

Community: Season 4 (TV, 2013)

" I really enjoyed seeing the little fissures in the characters and am extremely curious to see what paths they will take. I'd call it about even and I can't wait for the rest of the season. "

Posted Feb 8, 2013

Jamie Hoover

12 90%

The Americans: Season 1 (TV, 2013)

" After seeing the pilot, The Americans can step up and take their place among the pantheon of cable shows now dominating the primetime airways. "

Posted Feb 8, 2013

Patrick G. Emralino

13 ——

Being Human: Season 5 (TV, 2013)

" There's a lot going on in this debut episode which could have all to easily been a cluttered mess, thankfully Whithouse rediscovers the right balance between comedy and drama and serves up a confident opener that bodes well for the rest of the series. "

Posted Feb 7, 2013

Chris Suffield

14 62%

Hitchcock (2012)

"This sentimental, lightweight biopic is more concerned with the childish passive-aggressiveness of Hitchcock's marriage than the inner-workings of his artistic mind."

Posted Feb 7, 2013

Shaun Munro

15 65%

Mama (2013)

"Stylishly efficient and well acted horror fare that doesn't bash the viewer over the head with its mythology."

Posted Feb 6, 2013

Shaun Munro

16 15%

A Glimpse Inside the Mind of Charles Swan III (2013)

"Charlie Sheen proves he still has something to contribute, but like us, he's defenceless against Roman Coppola's inchoate script."

Posted Feb 5, 2013

Shaun Munro

17 19%

The Haunting in Connecticut 2: Ghosts of Georgia (2013)

"Credibly acted and hardly much worse than the original, but just as bereft of atmosphere and by-the-numbers."

Posted Feb 4, 2013

Shaun Munro

18 100%

Sound City (2013)

"An authoritative, beautifully assembled, personal, even romantic account of one of rock music's most important waypoints, a film which aficionados absolutely should not miss."

Posted Feb 3, 2013

Shaun Munro

19 36%

The ABCs of Death (2013)

"Little here is truly remarkable, but it's the variety that keeps it bounding long."

Posted Feb 1, 2013

Shaun Munro

20 65%

The Following: Season 1 (TV, 2013)

" The Following offers the promise of at least a series worth of thoroughly engaging, edge of your seat games of cat and mouse. "

Posted Jan 31, 2013

Jamie Baker

21 4%

Movie 43 (2013)

"A punishing exercise in brain cell annihilation that shoots for edgy but mostly settles for inane petulance."

Posted Jan 27, 2013

Shaun Munro

22 60%

The Last Stand (2013)

"A suitably lightweight comeback for Arnie, The Last Stand does just enough to please his legion of fans, and proves the action icon still has charisma to spare."

Posted Jan 24, 2013

Shaun Munro

23 90%

Lincoln (2012)

"Daniel Day-Lewis gives yet another performance for the ages in Steven Spielberg's admirably literate, thoroughly charming biopic."

Posted Jan 24, 2013

Shaun Munro

24 88%

Ripper Street: Season 1 (TV, 2013)

" Having lived up to all expectations I drew from the highly advertised spree of trailers, I have been left intrigued. "

Posted Jan 19, 2013

Stu Whittaker

25 28%

Broken City (2013)

"See through the contrivances and Broken City is taut, potent genre entertainment, girded by a stellar cast."

Posted Jan 17, 2013

Shaun Munro

26 46%

Bullet to the Head (2013)

"Sleazy but dull, this glorified TV movie continues the self-destruction of the once-talented Walter Hill's career."

Posted Jan 11, 2013

Shaun Munro

27 19%

Texas Chainsaw (2013)

"Another glorified remake in denial, Texas Chainsaw is an early contender for the worst film of 2013."

Posted Jan 6, 2013

Shaun Munro

28 88%

Django Unchained (2012)

"Perhaps not a great Tarantino film, but an extremely enjoyable one nevertheless, Django Unchained is a thoroughly excessive, gore-soaked odyssey that's blessed with outstanding performances - especially one from Leonardo DiCaprio - above all else."

Posted Dec 17, 2012

Shaun Munro

29 70%

Les MisÚrables (2012)

"As exhaustive and definitive as fans could ask for, this heavyweight musical will enrapture fans and prove impressive to the uninitiated, also."

Posted Dec 11, 2012

Shaun Munro

30 65%

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (2012)

"This film is pure excess that's almost definitely motivated by studio greed, but it's light entertainment that will please fans, and Andy Serkis damn-near runs away with the film during his exemplary third-act appearance as Gollum."

Posted Dec 4, 2012

Shaun Munro

31 93%

Zero Dark Thirty (2013)

"A long, challenging film that's also thoroughly gripping, and largely due to its virtuoso climactic sequence, quite the bravura feat of film-making indeed."

Posted Dec 3, 2012

Shaun Munro

32 78%

Flight (2012)

"Flight flags when it defers to the more conventional elements of an addiction drama, but Denzel Washington's rousing portrayal gives the picture the fuel to succeed."

Posted Dec 2, 2012

Shaun Munro

33 86%

Wreck-it Ralph (2012)

"Easily the best animated film in a year full of crushing disappointments, Wreck-It Ralph is a heart-warming ode to retro gaming that will enrapture gamers and pretty much everyone else along the way."

Posted Nov 26, 2012

Shaun Munro

34 51%

This is 40 (2012)

"This relentlessly hilarious and quietly moving riff on middle-aged growing pains stands as a rare spin-off that outdoes the material it spawned from, and is Judd Apatow's best feature to date."

Posted Nov 18, 2012

Shaun Munro

35 84%

Smashed (2012)

"Mary Elizabeth Winstead is the jaw-dropping stand-out in this gripping addiction drama, which examines the toxic power of alcohol with probing intimacy."

Posted Nov 18, 2012

Shaun Munro

36 74%

Rise of the Guardians (2012)

"All style and no substance, Rise of the Guardians' gorgeous visual presentation boasts a lot more dimension than its underwhelming script."

Posted Nov 12, 2012

Shaun Munro

37 19%

Gambit ()

"We need little more proof as to Gambit's quality than the simple fact that the Coen Brothers chose to pawn their script off on another director rather than film it themselves."

Posted Nov 8, 2012

Shaun Munro

38 5%

Silent Hill: Revelation (2012)

"A sacrilegious adaptation of an excellent video game, Silent Hill: Revelation will infuriate gamers, and just confuse everyone else."

Posted Nov 2, 2012

Shaun Munro

39 85%

The Master (2012)

"This is one film that doesn't have all or seemingly many of the answers, nor does it pretend to; Anderson's work is a snapshot of a time, one that develops in the viewer's mind long after a sitting."

Posted Oct 30, 2012

Shaun Munro

40 54%

The Reluctant Fundamentalist (2013)

"Mira Nair again reminds us of her frustrating inconsistency as a filmmaker, enlisting a fine cast and strong technicals - Declan Quinn's sumptuous cinematography is particularly enchanting - but failing to cover the, ahem, fundamentals first."

Posted Oct 29, 2012

Shaun Munro

41 89%

Compliance (2012)

"Without a single bullet in sight, Craig Zobel has crafted an ingenious, dizzying conversation piece of a thriller."

Posted Oct 25, 2012

Shaun Munro

42 81%

De jueves a domingo (Thursday Till Sunday) ()

"The painstakingly over-methodical approach gives this the feel of a first-time director trying a little too hard, or perhaps not hard enough."

Posted Oct 25, 2012

Shaun Munro

43 91%

Caesar Must Die (2013)

"A clever meta-narrative achievement that boasts winningly naturalistic performances from the real inmates and doesn't outstay its welcome."

Posted Oct 25, 2012

Shaun Munro

44 71%

Wish You Were Here (2013)

"Joel Edgerton nurses the hangover from Hell in this superbly acted, impressively edited and consistently engaging Aussie thriller."

Posted Oct 25, 2012

Shaun Munro

45 34%

Everybody Has a Plan (2013)

"A low-energy Argentinian thriller that hasn't got a clue what it should do with Viggo Mortensen's reliably committed performance."

Posted Oct 25, 2012

Shaun Munro

46 71%

Everyday (2013)

"An affable kitchen sink drama distinguished by astonishing turns from the kids Michael Winterbottom watched grow over five years."

Posted Oct 25, 2012

Shaun Munro

47 ——

Zavtra (Tomorrow) ()

"Flipping a police car is not a work of art, and neither is this film."

Posted Oct 24, 2012

Shaun Munro

48 89%

Shell ()

"Scott Graham's striking debut oozes atmosphere and is well worth the slow-burn."

Posted Oct 24, 2012

Shaun Munro

49 74%

The Wall (2013)

"Introspective but rarely cerebral, The Wall is too frustratingly obtuse despite boasting a solid central performance and lush visuals."

Posted Oct 24, 2012

Shaun Munro

50 96%

Argo (2012)

"An ingeniously conceived thriller that's almost as much about our collective love of cinema as it is a tricky international incident."

Posted Oct 23, 2012

Shaun Munro

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