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Rating Title | Year Quote Author
1 28%

The Wedding Ringer (2015)

" Ringer is completely abysmal, devoid of even a single shining moment of absurdity. "

Posted Jan 15, 2015

Brian Orndorf

2 73%

American Sniper (2015)

" Sensitivities are numbed and greater understanding of Chris is lost in the final act, but that doesn't completely wash away what works about Sniper, which retains its power, albeit in disappointingly diluted form. "

Posted Jan 15, 2015

Brian Orndorf

3 34%

Blackhat (2015)

" Sadly, any hope for a pants-wetting night at the movies with real-world horror is brushed away in the first act, where Mann solidifies his intent to make a standard-issue actioner filled with logic whoppers, dim performances, and banal dialogue. "

Posted Jan 15, 2015

Brian Orndorf

4 90%

A Most Violent Year (2015)

" Year remains intimate, detailing psychological unraveling and encroaching paranoia, keeping in step with Chandor's developing filmmaking interests. "

Posted Jan 15, 2015

Brian Orndorf

5 59%

Son of a Gun (2015)

" Does a laudable job steering the feature away from outright cliché, pumping the picture full of action and heated confrontations, while the details of hood life are arranged interestingly "

Posted Jan 15, 2015

Brian Orndorf

6 30%

Loitering With Intent (2015)

" Periodically funny but always amiable, Intent finds a groove and sticks with the delayed maturation routine, electing to extract the most personality out of its engaged cast. "

Posted Jan 15, 2015

Brian Orndorf

7 25%

Black November (2015)

" This is a botched endeavor, despite having pure intentions to rattle the world. "

Posted Jan 9, 2015

Brian Orndorf

8 17%

Let's Kill Ward's Wife (2015)

" A one-joke effort that wears out its welcome as it struggles to dream up new misunderstandings to organize and macabre antics to choreograph. "

Posted Jan 9, 2015

Brian Orndorf

9 72%

Inherent Vice (2015)

" Paddling upstream with a mystery that's not terribly convincing, focusing on characters simply deployed for oddity, and welcoming an indulgent run time that's bruising when the picture stops for no reason whatsoever. "

Posted Jan 9, 2015

Brian Orndorf

10 84%

Predestination (2015)

" Strange stuff, but always fascinating, featuring sensational performances from Ethan Hawke and Sarah Snook. "

Posted Jan 9, 2015

Brian Orndorf

11 28%

Dark Summer (2015)

" Retains eerie elements and strong performances, once again showcasing Solet's gift with the genre and his ability to turn limited funds and locations into a compelling tale of psychological erosion. "

Posted Jan 9, 2015

Brian Orndorf

12 99%

Selma (2015)

" Without Oyelowo's texture and firepower, perhaps the picture would've been understood, but it wouldn't have been as precise in its emotion. "

Posted Jan 9, 2015

Brian Orndorf

13 10%

Taken 3 (2015)

" The first Taken was a gem. Its second sequel is an insult. "

Posted Jan 9, 2015

Brian Orndorf

14 22%

The Woman in Black 2 Angel of Death (2015)

" A dull and Radcliffe-free continuation that's more about cashing in on a potential franchise than opening the tale up for a second inspection. "

Posted Jan 1, 2015

Brian Orndorf

15 97%

Two Days, One Night (2014)

" Exceptionally crafted, with a bracing honesty that challenges the viewer, making it the rare offering of participatory art-house cinema. "

Posted Jan 1, 2015

Brian Orndorf

16 81%

[REC] 4: Apocalypse (2015)

" While it doesn't match the deliriously wicked atmosphere of the first two films, "[REC] 4" has its own special firepower and a determination to preserve blood-stained hysteria for one last hurrah. "

Posted Jan 1, 2015

Brian Orndorf

17 60%

Goodbye to All That (2014)

" More amusing than funny, and while it's disjointed, it's sincere. "

Posted Jan 1, 2015

Brian Orndorf

18 No Score Yet

Not Safe For Work (2014)

" A brief, blunt exercise in thriller cinema, the feature is a mean but not entirely lean machine, though Johnston puts in a heroic effort trying to build tension inside a limited space. "

Posted Jan 1, 2015

Brian Orndorf

19 46%

The Gambler (2014)

" There are moments of moral muddiness that stick to the movie in fascinating ways, but this is not cohesive work from director Wyatt, who's often caught trying to make a pretty picture when the material begs for ugliness. "

Posted Dec 24, 2014

Brian Orndorf

20 71%

Into the Woods (2014)

" It's certainly a pretty film, with a real spring in its step for a fair amount of screentime, but once it begins to take itself seriously, "Into the Woods" is lost forever. "

Posted Dec 24, 2014

Brian Orndorf

21 89%

The Imitation Game (2014)

" Performances are fiery and committed, successfully communicating the brain-bending decoding mission and its many areas of paranoia, deception, and dark confession. "

Posted Dec 24, 2014

Brian Orndorf

22 71%

Big Eyes (2014)

" There's not a drop of Burton to be found, no style or wit, and the screenplay plays a little too loose with the facts. "

Posted Dec 24, 2014

Brian Orndorf

23 51%

Unbroken (2014)

" The tale is there for the taking, but miscasting, violent repetition, and a lack of character depth make the picture feel forgettable, even during its most evocative and emotional moments. "

Posted Dec 24, 2014

Brian Orndorf

24 98%

Mr. Turner (2014)

" Leigh always brings the pain, but such bulging agony is throttled for this bio-pic, which largely avoids melodrama to cut into the man and feel around for what remains of his soul. "

Posted Dec 24, 2014

Brian Orndorf

25 52%

The Interview (2014)

" Lost in a haze of aimless improvisation and dreary dumb guy antics, "The Interview" isn't a lethal weapon of a movie, it's merely a mediocre one, never matching its hellraising potential. "

Posted Dec 24, 2014

Brian Orndorf

26 50%

Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb (2014)

" Unfortunately, the Lancelot scenes are few and far between, leaving the rest of the picture to CGI displays, arcing streams of monkey urine, and false sentiment. "

Posted Dec 21, 2014

Brian Orndorf

27 28%

Annie (2014)

" Feels too calculated to appeal to a new generation of young audiences, with big bassy beats, Instagram references, and liberal applications of auto-tune scraping the soul out of the musical. "

Posted Dec 21, 2014

Brian Orndorf

28 60%

The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies (2014)

" If you're a fan of Smaug, or expect anything near closure on the dragon laboriously set-up to be the primary antagonist of this world, perhaps another moviegoing choice this holiday season will be more satisfying. "

Posted Dec 17, 2014

Brian Orndorf

29 90%

Wild (2014)

" Tending to the nuances of memory and the suffocating weight of guilt, Vallee makes Wild very real and periodically profound. "

Posted Dec 17, 2014

Brian Orndorf

30 36%

After The Fall (2014)

" Fall isn't going to cure the world's ills, but it does define a few of them to satisfaction, creating an engrossing journey into extremity without ringing all the obvious bells on the way down. "

Posted Dec 17, 2014

Brian Orndorf

31 26%

The Captive (2014)

" Once Egoyan loses interest in an intelligent way out of a harrowing plot, the effort sinks to the level of cheap thrills and easy resolutions. "

Posted Dec 11, 2014

Brian Orndorf

32 9%

Dying of the Light (2014)

" After the wretchedness of Schrader's last picture, 2013's The Canyons, it surprises me that anyone would want to see what the helmer originally had in mind for this terrorist thriller/meditation on mortality. "

Posted Dec 11, 2014

Brian Orndorf

33 83%

Zero Motivation (2014)

" A dark comedy that could use a pinch more silliness, but writer/director Talya Lavie has firm handle on behavioral nuance and storytelling. "

Posted Dec 11, 2014

Brian Orndorf

34 28%

Exodus: Gods and Kings (2014)

" Most deflating about Gods and Kings is how inert Scott allows his work to become, delivering a conventional television movie vibe when the production is spending a fortune on gigantic visual effects. "

Posted Dec 11, 2014

Brian Orndorf

35 88%

Top Five (2014)

" When it's funny, it works alarmingly well, capturing the coarseness of Rock's comedy and his ease with other comedians. "

Posted Dec 11, 2014

Brian Orndorf

36 9%

Grace Of Monaco ()

" Indulges in melodrama, diluting its emotional impact and understanding of its subject to play like the average Lifetime Movie, only with exceptional technical credits. "

Posted Dec 11, 2014

Brian Orndorf

37 9%

The Pyramid (2014)

" Levasseur stops to linger on banal disaster, making The Pyramid not only idiotic, but a cruel test of patience. "

Posted Dec 5, 2014

Brian Orndorf

38 No Score Yet

The Sheik ()

" More of a commercial for the wrestler than a true overview of life-shaping events, but the documentary scores in intimate moments and interviews. "

Posted Dec 4, 2014

Brian Orndorf

39 62%

Life Partners (2014)

" As vanilla plotting and sameness threaten to take over the feature, the stars utilize their charms and subtleties to find a soul to Life Partners, allowing viewers to appreciate the periodically unbearable realities of friendship. "

Posted Dec 4, 2014

Brian Orndorf

40 72%

Point and Shoot (2014)

" Certainly interesting and aware, and if one can get past Matthew's snoozy, aggressively detached demeanor, it might actually achieve a moderate sense of importance. "

Posted Dec 4, 2014

Brian Orndorf

41 44%

Poker Night (2014)

" The picture is impossible to take seriously, finding its mix of dark comedy and shock value painfully awkward, unfunny, and devoid of scares. "

Posted Dec 4, 2014

Brian Orndorf

42 79%

The Theory of Everything (2014)

" Everything is given a substantial boost by its stars, who deliver exceptionally nuanced performances. "

Posted Nov 28, 2014

Brian Orndorf

43 0%

Reach Me (2014)

" Herzfeld is determined to make these puzzle pieces fit, yet there isn't much to solve with Reach Me, which gradually limps to a cop-out close. "

Posted Nov 28, 2014

Brian Orndorf

44 88%

Foxcatcher (2014)

" Isn't interested in speed, just character, and it achieves a stunning depiction of obsession and jealousy, punctuated by a devastating true-crime conclusion. "

Posted Nov 28, 2014

Brian Orndorf

45 35%

Horrible Bosses 2 (2014)

" The production elects for pure laziness, trusting audiences will be sufficiently razzled-dazzled by a return visit to the bottom of the barrel, now 20% deeper. "

Posted Nov 28, 2014

Brian Orndorf

46 71%

Penguins Of Madagascar (2014)

" Restoring some old-fashioned silliness into animated filmmaking, Penguins is a frequently hilarious and exciting effort that hands these tiny action heroes a big screen adventure worthy of their wonderful idiosyncrasy. "

Posted Nov 28, 2014

Brian Orndorf

47 98%

The Babadook (2014)

" Still capable of sending viewers into watch-through-fingers mode. That it has substance and understanding of real-world dread is merely icing on the cake. "

Posted Nov 28, 2014

Brian Orndorf

48 No Score Yet

Salting the Battlefield (2014)

" Terrific with dramatic encounters, but less successful with closure, leaving the door wide open for Worricker to return and tend to his scattered life once again. "

Posted Nov 21, 2014

Brian Orndorf

49 41%

The Better Angels (2014)

" It's a beautiful picture, even when it's frustratingly inert and incapable of connecting with its audience. "

Posted Nov 21, 2014

Brian Orndorf

50 28%

Miss Meadows (2014)

" Isn't a terribly convincing movie, but it does feature a refreshingly twisted turn from star Katie Holmes. "

Posted Nov 21, 2014

Brian Orndorf

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