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Rating Title | Year Quote Author
1 83%

The War Wagon (1967)

"Handled with care, allowing plenty of room to explore western traditions and allow the leading men an opportunity to trade barbs and suspicions as they attempt to out barrel-chest each other (spoiler: Douglas wins)."

Posted Apr 20, 2014

Brian Orndorf

2 50%

Rooster Cogburn (1999)

"For those on the hunt for something agreeable, feature two acting legends, there are worse ways to spend 108 minutes. After all it's not every day one gets to see Katharine Hepburn man a Gatling gun. "

Posted Apr 20, 2014

Brian Orndorf

3 86%

Joe Kidd (1972)

"It's lesser Eastwood (and Leonard and Sturges), but it's impossible to squash the spirit of the work, which carries the film far enough to satisfy basic needs from the genre, making it a lark, but a convincing one. "

Posted Apr 20, 2014

Brian Orndorf

4 54%

Fading Gigolo (2014)

"Always a pleasure to simply stare at, but it leaves much to be desired, with Turturro endeavoring to make the screen's first comedy that intentionally avoids comedy."

Posted Apr 18, 2014

Brian Orndorf

5 8%

A Haunted House 2 (2014)

"Wayans sets comedy and possibly his race back at least 50 years with A Haunted House 2. "

Posted Apr 18, 2014

Brian Orndorf

6 19%

Transcendence (2014)

"Glacially paced endeavor that's miscast and mopey, abandoning intriguing ideas on the suction of omnipresent technology to conjure a pedestrian love story that features the occasional blip of suspense. "

Posted Apr 17, 2014

Brian Orndorf

7 58%

Dom Hemingway (2014)

"Riding the material like a rodeo cowboy, Jude Law's starring performance is a true sight, often saving the picture from cliche with his magnificent impression of a human wrecking ball. "

Posted Apr 17, 2014

Brian Orndorf

8 66%

The Railway Man (2014)

"Acting as another exploration of post-war anguish, The Railway Man has valuable insight into the process of forgiveness, making it a worthy sit, even when it feels incomplete. "

Posted Apr 17, 2014

Brian Orndorf

9 91%

Bears (2014)

"Bears is entertaining, suitably suspenseful, and amusing, boosted by Reilly's enthusiasm and the natural appeal of its stars."

Posted Apr 17, 2014

Brian Orndorf

10 46%

Heaven Is for Real (2014)

"Fluff that doesn't rise to the potential of its themes and questions, playing softball with the concept of faith instead of drilling into the meaning of submission and its often uncomfortable relationship with reason."

Posted Apr 17, 2014

Brian Orndorf

11 51%

Hateship Loveship (2014)

"The picture doesn't quite add up to anything in the end, but parts work as intended, with Wiig's subtle performance a great asset to director Liza Johnson. "

Posted Apr 17, 2014

Brian Orndorf

12 43%

Make Your Move (2014)

"A fantasy with dance and PG-13 sensuality, making it easily digestible, but its familiarity is deflating, making the movie feel about as impulsive and energetic as a dance step diagram."

Posted Apr 17, 2014

Brian Orndorf

13 79%

Afflicted (2014)

"Lee and Prowse clearly have filmmaking abilities, but Afflicted doesn't feel complete. It's more of a cinematic sharpening stone than a deeply considered merging of genre and style."

Posted Apr 17, 2014

Brian Orndorf

14 7%

Authors Anonymous (2014)

"Stars Chris Klein and Kaley Cuoco, and is directed by a woman who was once the casting director for MVP: Most Valuable Primate."

Posted Apr 17, 2014

Brian Orndorf

15 74%

Oculus (2014)

"It's a ghost story, and remains true to its roots with an eerie ending, but after such an intense, determined introduction, the way the feature just trails off instead of storms off feels disappointingly anticlimactic."

Posted Apr 11, 2014

Brian Orndorf

16 30%

Perfect Sisters (2014)

"Brooks crafts a glorified basic cable movie, complete with stiff staging, obvious performances, and clunky screenwriting that turns absolute horror into unintentional comedy. "

Posted Apr 11, 2014

Brian Orndorf

17 62%

Draft Day (2014)

"Leads with a swift pace and accomplished performances, also pulling off the impossible: it makes football look fun. "

Posted Apr 10, 2014

Brian Orndorf

18 86%

Joe (2014)

"It's messy and crude, but Joe has meaning that breaks through eccentricity, finding a tale of bruised compassion to help balance out all the sticky Greenisms. "

Posted Apr 10, 2014

Brian Orndorf

19 86%

Under the Skin (2014)

"It's not a film for everyone, but Under the Skin has a unique aura about it that's fascinating, even if the final cut seems engineered to be a merciless test of patience."

Posted Apr 10, 2014

Brian Orndorf

20 47%

Rio 2 (2014)

"Missing the freshness and unexpected charm of the original effort, Rio 2 is more entertaining than stimulating, with the strain to keep the money train rolling showing through much of the feature. "

Posted Apr 10, 2014

Brian Orndorf

21 79%

The Raid 2 (2014)

"Evans aims big with this continuation, but in his lust for glory, he's failed to trim the fat, making Berandal punch drunk, ugly, and, at times, endless. "

Posted Apr 10, 2014

Brian Orndorf

22 95%

Finding Vivian Maier (2014)

"Is Maloof a guardian of art or an opportunist? Finding Vivian Maier makes a case for both arguments, concluding the documentary on a sour note of manipulation."

Posted Apr 10, 2014

Brian Orndorf

23 78%

Two Mules For Sister Sara (1970)

"Plenty of drinking, flirtations, and short tempers are shared, and while the movie doesn't offer an overwhelming sense of conflict, sly personalities and chewy western traditions are big enough to capture attention."

Posted Apr 5, 2014

Brian Orndorf

24 ——

The Chipmunk Adventure (1987)

"Adventure is a pleasant, entertaining remainder that once upon a time, not long ago, the Bagdasarian legacy didn't have to sink so low to have some rock-out rodent fun."

Posted Apr 5, 2014

Brian Orndorf

25 ——

L'Immortelle (1969)

"One doesn't casually come to L'immortelle. There has to be a willingness to take on such intentionally distanced filmmaking, leaving the picture only for the most courageous of art-house adventurers. "

Posted Apr 5, 2014

Brian Orndorf

26 11%

Jinn (2014)

"Clunky, missing engaging elements of franchise filmmaking that would make the viewer beg for a continuation. What's here is a cluttered snooze that limps to a conclusion."

Posted Apr 4, 2014

Brian Orndorf

27 89%

Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014)

"Even with a little surplus noise, it's impossible to break the spirit of this immensely appealing sequel, which finally finds a rhythm that works for the hero, testing his ideals and his strength with equal vigor."

Posted Apr 2, 2014

Brian Orndorf

28 97%

Ernest & CÚlestine (2014)

"Gorgeous, humorous, and endearing, I don't think there's a single frame in Ernest & Celestine that isn't absolutely wonderful."

Posted Apr 2, 2014

Brian Orndorf

29 60%

Nymphomaniac: Volume II (2014)

"Volume II isn't without its visual and dramatic achievements, but with the initial details of Joe's descent fading into memory, it's difficult to recall what made the material so interesting in the first place."

Posted Apr 2, 2014

Brian Orndorf

30 44%

In the Blood (2014)

"While the thought of Carano punching and kicking her way around the Caribbean sounds irresistible, In the Blood is directed by John Stockwell, who has a habit of making potential fun feel like a prison sentence. "

Posted Apr 2, 2014

Brian Orndorf

31 25%

Goodbye World (2014)

"In this movie, the world really does end with a whimper. "

Posted Apr 2, 2014

Brian Orndorf

32 ——

Bad Asses (2014)

"Dials down the meme references to plunge ahead as an average DTV actioner, this time teaming star Danny Trejo with Danny Glover, who thankfully doesn't play a character named Doge. "

Posted Mar 29, 2014

Brian Orndorf

33 ——

Dogs (2006)

"The movie delivers exactly what the title promises, organizing stalking sequences and kills that highlight the four-legged co-stars and their insatiable appetite for human blood. "

Posted Mar 28, 2014

Brian Orndorf

34 20%

Sabotage (2014)

"The helmer has some strong ideas and he's capable with broad displays of temper, but as a storytelling experience, "Sabotage" is all over the map, with each direction proving to be vaguely unsatisfying."

Posted Mar 27, 2014

Brian Orndorf

35 77%

Noah (2014)

"By taking on such a colossal story that crosses through space and time, Aronofsky has rubbed off his filmmaking fingerprints, submitting a feature that lacks inspirational qualities and sustained matinee distractions."

Posted Mar 27, 2014

Brian Orndorf

36 59%

13 Sins (2014)

"Stamm proves himself up for the challenge with this uneasy morality tale, creating an enjoyable amount of tension and shock value to carry the effort through a few rough transitions. "

Posted Mar 27, 2014

Brian Orndorf

37 54%

Breathe In (2014)

"Benefits tremendously from contributions by Pearce and Jones, allowing the screenplay to seize a full sense of deliberation and impulse, fighting the writing for a welcome sense of authenticity."

Posted Mar 27, 2014

Brian Orndorf

38 85%

Two Lives (2014)

"Satisfactorily tragic and pained, Two Lives is sharp work that develops spellbinding turns of plot as it unfolds. "

Posted Mar 27, 2014

Brian Orndorf

39 30%

Boys of Abu Ghraib (2014)

"It's a shame the picture ends on its knees when it had to the potential to create a certain viewpoint that could invite an understanding of the Abu Ghraib prison environment and the stress placed on all involved parties."

Posted Mar 27, 2014

Brian Orndorf

40 47%

Blood Ties (2014)

"Reaches for an epic sweep of criminal desires and tortured decisions, and while it doesn't quite achieve everything it sets out to do, the basics are handled with care by Canet, who has a clear affinity for the actors and the era."

Posted Mar 27, 2014

Brian Orndorf

41 100%

The Swimmer (1968)

"Beautifully shot and executed, the effort is generous with disturbing, puzzling behavior, yet wise enough to provide clear clues to aid interpretation. "

Posted Mar 24, 2014

Brian Orndorf

42 ——

The Flesh and Blood Show (Asylum of the Insane) (1972)

"So glacial and mild, it's a wonder what the production was actually trying to achieve with its emphasized but underutilized genre elements. "

Posted Mar 23, 2014

Brian Orndorf

43 ——

Frightmare (1974)

"Frightmare has its share of ugliness, but it's also considered work from Walker, who isn't merely out to sicken, but haunt his audience with this effective picture. "

Posted Mar 23, 2014

Brian Orndorf

44 50%

Return to Nuke 'Em High (2014)

"Retains a certain B-movie moxie, but its chaotic nature fatigues the film long before it reaches its non-conclusion. Points to Kaufman for the hurricane of sick ideas, but would it kill Troma to show a little patience?"

Posted Mar 23, 2014

Brian Orndorf

45 79%

Muppets Most Wanted (2014)

"With frequent belly laughs and a globe-trotting energy, the film embraces the madcap antics of the Muppets, sustaining love and respect for the characters while abusing them in highly entertaining ways."

Posted Mar 21, 2014

Brian Orndorf

46 75%

Nymphomaniac: Volume I (2014)

"Demanding a less lustful mindset from the viewer, the effort emerges as an artfully designed exploration of grief and gullibility, pockmarked with Von Trier fetishes and wild metaphors. "

Posted Mar 21, 2014

Brian Orndorf

47 41%

Divergent (2014)

"There's trouble with Woodley's performance, which is crushingly one-dimensional, failing to articulate the transformative hero's arc necessary to such entertainment. "

Posted Mar 21, 2014

Brian Orndorf

48 88%

Alan Partridge (2014)

"Considering how hilarious the feature is, with a terrific wit, interest in silliness, and laudable speed, it's a crime that it took this long for Partridge and his narcissistic antics to invade the states. "

Posted Mar 21, 2014

Brian Orndorf

49 89%

Le Week-End (2014)

"Consistently surprising and bravely raw, Le Week-End cuts right to the bone, and does so in such an intimate manner, it feels splendidly authentic."

Posted Mar 21, 2014

Brian Orndorf

50 64%

Bad Words (2014)

"Pedestrian as it peruses its corroded imagination, relying on cheap jokes and predictable situations to carry the movie, while Bateman the actor coasts through the effort half-asleep."

Posted Mar 21, 2014

Brian Orndorf

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