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The Reel Deal

Rating Title | Year Quote Author
1 86%

Beasts of the Southern Wild (2012)

"Beasts of the Southern Wild is the reason we go to movies."

Posted Jan 18, 2013

Mark Sells

2 93%

Amour (2012)

"Amour is as heartbreaking and real as it gets. "

Posted Jan 17, 2013

Mark Sells

3 88%

Django Unchained (2012)

"A revenge film best served cold. "

Posted Jan 10, 2013

Mark Sells

4 93%

Zero Dark Thirty (2013)

"Powerfully provocative, Zero Dark Thirty is Kathryn Bigelow's finest hour. "

Posted Dec 17, 2012

Mark Sells

5 65%

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (2012)

"Hems and haws with only an occasional cinematic punch, making it a good, but very expected journey. "

Posted Dec 14, 2012

Mark Sells

6 87%

Life of Pi (2012)

"An absolute wonder to behold."

Posted Dec 7, 2012

Mark Sells

7 92%

Silver Linings Playbook (2012)

"A razor sharp, unfiltered exploration of recovery and reconciliation. "

Posted Nov 14, 2012

Mark Sells

8 92%

Skyfall (2012)

"Skyfall is as satisfying as a great martini."

Posted Nov 8, 2012

Mark Sells

9 86%

Wreck-it Ralph (2012)

"A cleverly conceived, coin operated machine."

Posted Oct 30, 2012

Mark Sells

10 66%

Cloud Atlas (2012)

"You have to admire the imagination, philosophy, and courage behind Cloud Atlas, boldly going where few films dare to tread. "

Posted Oct 26, 2012

Mark Sells

11 94%

The Sessions (2012)

"A very elegant and charming film about the simple need for human affection."

Posted Oct 18, 2012

Mark Sells

12 96%

Argo (2012)

"A testament to Affleck's uncanny storytelling ability, making mission impossible possible. "

Posted Oct 12, 2012

Mark Sells

13 93%

Looper (2012)

"A very fulfilling sci-fi adventure that certainly knows how to close the loop."

Posted Sep 27, 2012

Mark Sells

14 78%

Dredd (2012)

"Foregoes the Hollywood blockbuster trademarks for grit and gore."

Posted Sep 19, 2012

Mark Sells

15 55%

For a Good Time, Call... (2012)

"Even though the film plays out like a formulaic sitcom, it does have its moments."

Posted Aug 29, 2012

Mark Sells

16 64%

Cosmopolis (2012)

"Cold and calculated, Cosmospolis is a mesmerizing journey that takes us deep into the heart of darkness -- familiar territory for such an extraordinary auteur."

Posted Aug 28, 2012

Mark Sells

17 86%

Robot & Frank (2012)

"Human and artificial intelligence coexisting in the most meaningful way. "

Posted Aug 15, 2012

Mark Sells

18 64%

The Campaign (2012)

"Parody speaks louder than words. "

Posted Aug 9, 2012

Mark Sells

19 79%

Ruby Sparks (2012)

"The fantasy of every novelist - a charming escape for book lovers and romanticists alike."

Posted Jul 26, 2012

Mark Sells

20 88%

The Dark Knight Rises (2012)

"A heavy, chaotic drama on a massive scale that tackles modern issues and concerns."

Posted Jul 19, 2012

Mark Sells

21 95%

The Imposter (2012)

"A crime thriller so real, it's hard to believe. "

Posted Jul 12, 2012

Mark Sells

22 68%

Ted (2012)

"A guilty pleasure - devilishly wrong and yet, oh so right. "

Posted Jun 27, 2012

Mark Sells

23 78%

Brave (2012)

"Shows signs of brilliance - an adventure that is both familiar and fun."

Posted Jun 21, 2012

Mark Sells

24 41%

Rock of Ages (2012)

"A mindless satire, Rock of Ages won't stop the legions of fans from believin' in the power of rock n' roll."

Posted Jun 14, 2012

Mark Sells

25 73%

Prometheus (2012)

"Even though the cliches are overly abundant, it's gratifying to see Ridley Scott once more serving up aliens in style."

Posted Jun 7, 2012

Mark Sells

26 48%

Snow White and the Huntsman (2012)

"Could have benefitted from complexity over fairy tale simplicity."

Posted May 31, 2012

Mark Sells

27 94%

Moonrise Kingdom (2012)

"A whimsical tale about a different kind of storm - adolescence before adulthood."

Posted May 24, 2012

Mark Sells

28 57%

The Dictator (2012)

"Provocative, uncomfortable, irreverent, and oftentimes, laugh out loud funny."

Posted May 17, 2012

Mark Sells

29 92%

Marvel's The Avengers (2012)

"The Avengers is simply marvelous!"

Posted May 1, 2012

Mark Sells

30 95%

Marley (2012)

"A celebration of Bob Marley - the good and the bad."

Posted Apr 18, 2012

Mark Sells

31 92%

The Cabin in the Woods (2012)

"Not so much scary as it is a fun and twisted carnival of modern horror."

Posted Apr 11, 2012

Mark Sells

32 75%

Damsels in Distress (2012)

"An unexpected charmer, making the old feel remarkably new again. "

Posted Apr 4, 2012

Mark Sells

33 85%

Bully (2012)

"A must see film for parents and their children, teachers and administrators, and pretty much anyone willing to make a difference."

Posted Mar 29, 2012

Mark Sells

34 84%

The Hunger Games (2012)

"Has all the imagination and youthful exuberance to become the next franchise to catch fire. "

Posted Mar 22, 2012

Mark Sells

35 99%

Jiro Dreams of Sushi (2012)

"With mouthwatering visions of fresh fish wrapped in heavenly white rice, Jiro will not only tickle your taste buds. It will leave you with your own dreams of sushi."

Posted Mar 7, 2012

Mark Sells

36 54%

Dr Seuss' The Lorax (2012)

"Cotton candy on the eyes...audiences will find plenty of superficial delights."

Posted Mar 1, 2012

Mark Sells

37 84%

The Forgiveness of Blood (2012)

"A film of stark contrasts, balancing old constraints with new freedoms."

Posted Feb 28, 2012

Mark Sells

38 96%

Undefeated (2012)

"Undefeated may be familiar. But it is an unscripted, unadulterated score. "

Posted Feb 16, 2012

Mark Sells

39 88%

In Darkness (2012)

"A suspenseful and somber tale of Holocaust heroism. "

Posted Feb 7, 2012

Mark Sells

40 76%

We Need to Talk About Kevin (2012)

"A disturbing exploration of every parent's worst nightmare. "

Posted Jan 23, 2012

Mark Sells

41 80%

Haywire (2012)

"Gina Carano is the real deal, holding her own against male counterparts like Channing Tatum, Michael Fassbender, and Antonio Banderas, and giving Haywire a whole lot of punch."

Posted Jan 17, 2012

Mark Sells

42 94%

Moneyball (2011)

"With razor sharp wit and delivery, Brad Pitt and Jonah Hill are sensational together, hitting Moneyball clean and out of the park. "

Posted Jan 12, 2012

Mark Sells

43 94%

Hugo (2011)

"An exuberant and meticulous 3D spectacle by one of the greatest filmmakers of all time. "

Posted Jan 12, 2012

Mark Sells

44 98%

The Artist (2011)

"Visually stunning, imaginative, and cleverly scored and choreographed, The Artist is quite simply and quietly, the year's finest film."

Posted Jan 12, 2012

Mark Sells

45 99%

A Separation (2011)

"Offers a fascinating, impartial view of modern Iran."

Posted Jan 12, 2012

Mark Sells

46 72%

Roadie (2012)

"Shows the unglamorous side of rock n' roll - the lies and denial, the sadness, and the regret of dreams long gone."

Posted Jan 4, 2012

Mark Sells

47 93%

Mission: Impossible Ghost Protocol (2011)

"Succeeds in its mission, delivering one of the most entertaining, testosterone infused adventures of the year."

Posted Dec 15, 2011

Mark Sells

48 83%

Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (2011)

"A perfectly condensed, carefully calculated game of chess."

Posted Dec 5, 2011

Mark Sells

49 79%

Shame (2011)

"Dark and difficult, Shame is not really a redemptive film, but a heavy, reflective one."

Posted Dec 1, 2011

Mark Sells

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