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Rating Title | Year Quote Author
1 86%

Only Lovers Left Alive (2014)

"Jarmusch's movie carries you on a slow-moving eddy of mood, intellectual conversation, artistic inquiry, atmosphere and subtle tensions in night-time hours"

Posted Apr 12, 2014

Kirk Honeycutt

2 58%

Dom Hemingway (2014)

"Jude Law's Dom remains an artificial construct, never the least bit real or empathetic, rather a creature of fiction - and an implausible one at that."

Posted Apr 4, 2014

Kirk Honeycutt

3 89%

Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014)

"With a few caveats, this is one of the smart and sassy superhero movies."

Posted Apr 3, 2014

Kirk Honeycutt

4 59%

Nymphomaniac: Volume II (2014)

"Volume 2 loses its energy rather like a sex partner unable to perform."

Posted Apr 1, 2014

Kirk Honeycutt

5 80%

The Raid 2 (2014)

"The thrill is gone - Gareth Evans has raised the bar in this sequel as far as stunts are concerned but wearies you with almost non-stop fights."

Posted Mar 28, 2014

Kirk Honeycutt

6 40%

Divergent (2014)

"This late-to-the-YA-dystopia-party look like a meal that's been left out in the sun for a day or so."

Posted Mar 21, 2014

Kirk Honeycutt

7 83%

Rob the Mob (2014)

"This may be one of the most realistic and honest accounts of the Mafia ever put on film."

Posted Mar 19, 2014

Kirk Honeycutt

8 76%

Nymphomaniac: Volume I (2014)

"A good actor can make blankness work for her. In this instance, an audience is left to fill in the blanks."

Posted Mar 18, 2014

Kirk Honeycutt

9 79%

Muppets Most Wanted (2014)

"It's all good fun with surprisingly bright songs for the Muppets and their human co-stars."

Posted Mar 16, 2014

Kirk Honeycutt

10 23%

Need For Speed (2014)

"The title says it all."

Posted Mar 15, 2014

Kirk Honeycutt

11 74%

Enemy (2014)

"This puzzling new addition to the doppleganger genre never finds its footing."

Posted Mar 12, 2014

Kirk Honeycutt

12 42%

300: Rise of an Empire (2014)

"One of those rare occasions when a sequel is a true sequel."

Posted Mar 7, 2014

Kirk Honeycutt

13 44%

The Face of Love (2014)

"A prosaic romantic drama by Arie Posin that lifts from Vertigo yet misses everything that made Hitchcock's masterpiece so intriguing."

Posted Mar 5, 2014

Kirk Honeycutt

14 59%

Non-Stop (2014)

"It all comes down to Liam and he delivers the goods."

Posted Feb 27, 2014

Kirk Honeycutt

15 97%

Casablanca (1943)

"The film's tensions, sexual and dramatic, derive from the ambiguity of characters' motives. We can never be too sure about Rick and Renault until the final fadeout."

Posted Feb 26, 2014

Kirk Honeycutt

16 96%

The Lunchbox (2014)

"First-time feature writer-director Ritesh Batra has come up with a wonderful new approach to the epistolary story."

Posted Feb 23, 2014

Kirk Honeycutt

17 49%

RoboCop (2014)

"'RoboCop' is a RoboMovie."

Posted Feb 12, 2014

Kirk Honeycutt

18 92%

The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014)

"Even those of us who genuinely look forward to the cinematic adventure that is each and every Wes Anderson film can be disappointed."

Posted Feb 9, 2014

Kirk Honeycutt

19 33%

The Monuments Men (2014)

"Monuments Men takes its pleasures and dramatic moments not from combat or male camaraderie so much as from its backdoor approach to WWII."

Posted Feb 6, 2014

Kirk Honeycutt

20 88%

Tim's Vermeer (2014)

"Downright fascinating, a must for anyone interested in art, science or just a good mystery story."

Posted Feb 2, 2014

Kirk Honeycutt

21 18%

Ride Along (2014)

"The movie equivalent of sitting next to an obnoxious 10-year-old on a twelve-hour plane flight"

Posted Jan 17, 2014

Kirk Honeycutt

22 75%

Lone Survivor (2014)

"A searing portrait of men lost in the fog of war, under fire from every direction with little hope of immediate rescue."

Posted Dec 27, 2013

Kirk Honeycutt

23 77%

The Wolf of Wall Street (2013)

"Leonardo DiCaprio's most relaxed, extravagant, wildly comic and innovative performance as an adult"

Posted Dec 26, 2013

Kirk Honeycutt

24 94%

The Past (2013)

"Asghar Farhadi tries to unravel tangled emotional connections and disconnections in no less than two broken households in this highly theatrical movie."

Posted Dec 22, 2013

Kirk Honeycutt

25 94%

Her (2014)

"With a breathtaking sense of adventure, Spike Jonze has, as with 'Being John Malkovich' and 'Adaptation,' turned cinema on its head to see what falls out."

Posted Dec 19, 2013

Kirk Honeycutt

26 83%

The Unknown Known (2014)

"The movie frustrates you as Errol Morris seems to pick up the bad habit of his subject - tedious repetition."

Posted Dec 17, 2013

Kirk Honeycutt

27 93%

American Hustle (2013)

"David O. Russell enters Marty Scorsese territory with the sagacious wit of Mark Twain and satire and slapstick worthy of Preston Sturges"

Posted Dec 11, 2013

Kirk Honeycutt

28 95%

Inside Llewyn Davis (2013)

"An acquired taste - the story does meander - but for aficionados of Coen Bros. movies and of folk music itself the movie is a must."

Posted Dec 10, 2013

Kirk Honeycutt

29 79%

Saving Mr. Banks (2013)

"A fun and often poignant film but how much do you trust this story?"

Posted Dec 3, 2013

Kirk Honeycutt

30 42%

Oldboy (2013)

"What is discouraging is how mechanical this new "Oldboy" is."

Posted Nov 30, 2013

Kirk Honeycutt

31 89%

The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (2013)

"Jennifer Lawrence's taut bow and lethal arrows have become the greatest symbols of female empowerment and sexuality in recent movie history."

Posted Nov 20, 2013

Kirk Honeycutt

32 89%

Frozen (2013)

"Walt Disney Animation is back from the dead."

Posted Nov 19, 2013

Kirk Honeycutt

33 68%

The Best Man Holiday (2013)

"Maybe at the next 'Best Man' reunion Malcolm D. Lee will work these problems out"

Posted Nov 14, 2013

Kirk Honeycutt

34 91%

The Great Beauty (2013)

"The Great Beauty soars into that rarified atmosphere where art, entertainment, travelogue and circus collide in a great, beautiful mash-up of ideas and imagery."

Posted Nov 13, 2013

Kirk Honeycutt

35 92%

Nebraska (2013)

"The film features a number of superb acting performances, none more so than from Bruce Dern and June Squibb."

Posted Nov 12, 2013

Kirk Honeycutt

36 88%

The Wind Rises (2014)

"Breathtaking in its artistry and its dramatic upheaval of animation conventions."

Posted Nov 8, 2013

Kirk Honeycutt

37 46%

The Book Thief (2013)

"A movie haunted by its humans and their amazing capacity to write, read and tell stories."

Posted Nov 5, 2013

Kirk Honeycutt

38 94%

Dallas Buyers Club (2013)

"Matthew McConaughey was born to play this role."

Posted Nov 4, 2013

Kirk Honeycutt

39 60%

Ender's Game (2013)

"A coming-of-age story masquerading, very well, in sci-fi garb."

Posted Oct 31, 2013

Kirk Honeycutt

40 47%

Last Vegas (2013)

"The writing aims for the humdrum - old-age jokes and the usual Vegas shenanigans involving drinking, gambling and girls with silicone."

Posted Oct 29, 2013

Kirk Honeycutt

41 69%

About Time (2013)

"A good-hearted film with nice moments but the gimmick is weak and its mawkish sentiments belong on Hallmark cards, not in a top-notch romantic comedy."

Posted Oct 28, 2013

Kirk Honeycutt

42 37%

The Fifth Estate (2013)

"Like the non-fiction novels that followed Truman Capote's In Cold Blood, Bill Condon uses Hollywood moviemaking techniques to get to the heart of the matter"

Posted Oct 18, 2013

Kirk Honeycutt

43 97%

12 Years a Slave (2013)

"Other than a few exceptional moments, McQueen's movie doesn't say much about the human spirit."

Posted Oct 17, 2013

Kirk Honeycutt

44 76%

Kill Your Darlings (2013)

"At the film's core is vagueness bordering on ambiguity. Not much of a beating heart for this movie."

Posted Oct 15, 2013

Kirk Honeycutt

45 93%

All Is Lost (2013)

"Despite all those critical hosannas coming out of Cannes, the movie stalls in the doldrums."

Posted Oct 14, 2013

Kirk Honeycutt

46 90%

The Inevitable Defeat of Mister & Pete (2013)

"Skylan Brooks and Ethan Dizon definitely make this tough-cookie movie that much sweeter and easier to digest by their astute, on-the-money performances"

Posted Oct 8, 2013

Kirk Honeycutt

47 56%

Escape From Tomorrow (2013)

"The movie plays best as a joke on Disney. The critique of the corporation and its theme parks, however, is lame and not at all new"

Posted Oct 8, 2013

Kirk Honeycutt

48 9%

Runner Runner (2013)

"This crime thriller's script plays more like an early draft that still lacks the nuts 'n' bolts crime and nervy thrills"

Posted Oct 3, 2013

Kirk Honeycutt

49 49%

Parkland (2013)

"A painful yet eye-opening experience"

Posted Oct 2, 2013

Kirk Honeycutt

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