Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015)
" When movies such as this come along which feel more like financial investments than stories, that's what you get: production line filmmaking in which human beings are incidental and even unnecessary in the face of computer-generated scale and spectacle. "
The Hurt Locker (2009)
" If you walk into a screening of Kathryn Bigelow's The Hurt Locker with a set of fulsome fingernails, expect to leave with stubs. If you're a chronic nail biter, except to leave with half your fingers gnawed off. "
The King's Speech (2010)
" Geoffrey Rush and Colin Firth [give] two greedily captivating but seemingly effortlessly rendered performances that fill out screenwriter David Seidler's characterisations with the charisma and commanding presence of two actors at the top of their game. "
The Artist (2011)
12 Years a Slave (2013)
Guardians of the Galaxy (2014)
Gone Girl (2014)
The LEGO Movie (2014)
The Babadook (2014)
The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014)
X-Men: Days of Future Past (2014)
" The surprise isn't spectacular set pieces, first-rate CGI or quality performances from an all-star cast. It's the brains behind the brawn: Days of Future Past is a tirelessly creative chunk of blockbuster bravado. "
The Secret World of Arrietty (2012)
How to Train Your Dragon (2010)
" Ayers wants it both ways, arguing war makes monsters out of men but that his subject is in essence better than the others for reasons he cannot explain - and which, amid the thunder, roar and stink of the battle field, no longer seem relevant. "
The Judge (2014)
" The Judge is over long and periodically self-sabotages itself through moments of sentiment and dramatic obviousness, but at heart it's a smart and hard-working film aided immeasurably by powerful performances "
" Those hoping for a toy-goes-mental rampage a la the Child's Play franchise will be sobered to discover Leonetti keeps his creepiest asset stationary for most of the time, which hardly seems to be in the spirit of things. "
This Is Where I Leave You (2014)
" Freed from the shackles of compulsory happy endings, the Apes movies are able to monkey around with heavy themes for the popcorn and coke Saturday night crowd, emphasizing audience gratification as an experience that lies in moments and scale "
Jersey Boys (2014)
The Wind Rises (2014)
Dallas Buyers Club (2013)
The Wolf of Wall Street (2013)
Inside Llewyn Davis (2013)
" The Secret Life of Walter Mitty is a Mood Indigo for the masses, a sort of cinematic gateway drug that plays around with art film concepts for audiences who don't necessarily want to watch an art film. "
Saving Mr. Banks (2013)
The Fifth Estate (2013)
" In this sporadically hilarious off-colour comedy, stupid, misogynistic America is skewered by a paradoxical creation: an actor young and reckless enough to raise hell and a character old enough to know better. "
Captain Phillips (2013)
Thor: The Dark World (2013)
Mystery Road (2014)
About Time (2013)
Patrick: Evil Awakens (2014)
" Hartley understands all too well that a pulpy midnight horror movie can be many things (Fast! Trashy! Outrageous! Over the top!) but it cannot be boring. It cannot be complacent. And it cannot take the audience for granted. "
The Best Offer (2014)
White House Down (2013)