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Rating Title | Year Quote Author
1 ——

What We Did on Our Holiday ()

"I can't quite believe that a film as cheesy-looking as What We Did On Our Holiday is this good, but it is. It really is."

Posted Sep 17, 2014

David James

2 88%

Pawn Sacrifice ()

"Aided by a prickly, career-best turn from Tobey Maguire, Pawn Sacrifice is a mostly fascinating look at chess iconoclast Bobby Fischer."

Posted Sep 15, 2014

Jordan Adler

3 70%

The Boxtrolls (2014)

"The Boxtrolls charms with its stunning animation and memorable assemblage of creatures and craftwork."

Posted Sep 15, 2014

Sam Woolf

4 88%

Kraftidioten (In Order of Disappearance) ()

"In Order Of Disappearance is a wonderful slice of crime cinema; grimly hilarious, consistently beautiful and marvellously performed."

Posted Sep 15, 2014

David James

5 ——

The Scribbler (2014)

"While The Scribbler isn't exactly in contention with the best that the comic book genre has to offer, Katie Cassidy utilizes the numerous voices in her head to create a unique hero for a bit of stylized freshness."

Posted Sep 15, 2014

Matt Donato

6 ——

The Dead 2: India (2014)

"The Dead 2 feels like The Dead in every way, shape and form, which is either a saving grace or disappointing truth depending on how you feel about the Ford brothers' original film."

Posted Sep 15, 2014

Matt Donato

7 12%

No Good Deed (2014)

"Idris Elba and Taraji P. Henson are great actors, but No Good Deed is silly and cliché-riddled in spite of itself from beginning till end."

Posted Sep 14, 2014

Adam A. Donaldson

8 100%

Phoenix ()

"The jazzy approach takes time to settle into a groove, but the longer its themes commingle, the more Phoenix harmonizes into something unforgettable."

Posted Sep 13, 2014

Sam Woolf

9 0%

Kill Me Three Times (2014)

"Maybe if McFarland, or director Kriv Stenders had tried to make Kill Me Three Times half as interesting as King cast it, you wouldn't watch it feeling bored, bored, bored the whole time."

Posted Sep 13, 2014

Sam Woolf

10 89%

99 Homes ()

"A searing, compassionate film set in the wake of the 2008 financial crisis, 99 Homes is one of the finest films about contemporary American life."

Posted Sep 12, 2014

Jordan Adler

11 89%

The Drop (2014)

"Dennis Lehane's first foray into film writing lacks the crackling wit and quick pace of his other thrillers, although it does have a few good performances."

Posted Sep 11, 2014

Jordan Adler

12 91%

En duva satt pć en gren och funderade pć tillvaron (A Pigeon Sat on a Branch Reflecting on Existence) ()

"A Pigeon Sat on a Branch Reflecting on Existence is a beautifully shot, artfully funny, and oddly poignant view of humanity from Roy Andersson."

Posted Sep 11, 2014

Zachary Shevich

13 76%

Rosewater (2014)

"Jon Stewart's directorial debut, Rosewater, is an inspiring, unexpectedly funny re-telling of journalist Maziar Bahari's 118 day imprisonment by the Iranian government."

Posted Sep 10, 2014

Zachary Shevich

14 80%

Wild (2014)

"The film's not nearly as adventurous as its heroine, but Wild accomplishes the inspiring task it sets for itself."

Posted Sep 10, 2014

Sam Woolf

15 33%

Cake ()

"Everyone in Cake is so surprisingly good that you wish the rest of the film had a few surprises in store of its own."

Posted Sep 10, 2014

Sam Woolf

16 100%

The Duke Of Burgundy ()

"Sexy, funny, beguiling, and above all, humane, The Duke of Burgundy does for erotic euro-lesbian thrillers what Under the Skin did for sci-fi."

Posted Sep 10, 2014

Sam Woolf

17 89%

Big Game ()

"Big Game, starring Samuel L. Jackson as the President of the United States, is a blast of spectacular, silly fun that is aware (and proud) of its own absurdity."

Posted Sep 9, 2014

Jordan Adler

18 57%

Good Kill ()

"In the face of such a weighty topic, Niccol proves a poor co-pilot for himself, as Good Kill's script fails to live up to a strong directorial effort."

Posted Sep 9, 2014

Sam Woolf

19 85%

The Imitation Game (2014)

"The Imitation Game makes a compelling case for futzing with the details of a biopic in order to get a more engaging message across. "

Posted Sep 9, 2014

Sam Woolf

20 44%

Manglehorn ()

"David Gordon Green's return to Texas is carried by its strong performances but let down by its awkward mix of experimental elements."

Posted Sep 8, 2014

Zachary Shevich

21 60%

The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby (2014)

"James McAvoy and Jessica Chastain display some of the best on-screen chemistry of the year in Ned Benson's ambitious romantic drama - an emotionally-charged story about testing the bonds of love while struggling with crushing grief."

Posted Sep 8, 2014

Matt Donato

22 ——

X+Y ()

"X + Y is a thoughtful coming-of-age drama, led by a superb cast and a screenplay that rarely settles for formula."

Posted Sep 8, 2014

Jordan Adler

23 100%

It Follows ()

"David Robert Mitchell's idea might be the definition of "Slow Burn", but besides a few insignificant pacing issues, It Follows is a horrific work of art with a fresh, rewarding concept."

Posted Sep 8, 2014

Matt Donato

24 88%

Wild Tales ()

"Wild Tales is an insanely fun ride that marks Szifron as one to watch in the Argentinian cinema scene."

Posted Sep 7, 2014

Matt Hoffman

25 ——

Samba ()

"The immigrant's struggle is brought to pulsating life in Samba, which works best as an affecting and amusing star vehicle for Omar Sy."

Posted Sep 7, 2014

Sam Woolf

26 87%

Boardwalk Empire: Season 5 (TV, 2014)

" HBO is marketing the final season of Boardwalk Empire with the moniker "no one goes quietly," and after the explosive season premiere, I think we're in for one hell of a ride. "

Posted Sep 7, 2014

Robert Kojder

27 ——

Cut Bank ()

"If it be fated that every state eventually gets a Fargo knockoff to call its own, Montana will be disappointed that there's turned out to be as bloodless as Cut Bank."

Posted Sep 7, 2014

Sam Woolf

28 28%

Hector And The Search For Happiness (2014)

"Hector and the Search for Happiness is what happens when good intentions meet awful execution."

Posted Sep 7, 2014

Sam Woolf

29 45%

The Humbling (2014)

"The Humbling makes for a Thanksgiving feast, but it's Pacino who's the least hammy thing about this turkey."

Posted Sep 7, 2014

Sam Woolf

30 100%

Force Majeure (2014)

"Uncomfortable truths make for brilliant cringe comedy in the gorgeous, sharply written Force Majeure."

Posted Sep 7, 2014

Sam Woolf

31 0%

The Cobbler ()

"The last ten minutes of The Cobbler are a special kind of awful. The rest is a mere disappointment coming from McCarthy, but business as usual for Sandler."

Posted Sep 7, 2014

Sam Woolf

32 68%

The Equalizer (2014)

"A nicely measured start gives way to familiar, grisly action, but The Equalizer proves to be a superior breed of old man action movie."

Posted Sep 7, 2014

Sam Woolf

33 78%

The Theory of Everything (2014)

"A pair of very strong performances can't keep The Theory of Everything from succumbing to the stultifying gravity of biopic conventions."

Posted Sep 7, 2014

Sam Woolf

34 100%

'71 ()

"The unconventional and multidirectional approach '71 takes in exploring a moment in history more than makes up for its mixed success as an action movie."

Posted Sep 7, 2014

Sam Woolf

35 ——

Tokyo Tribe ()

"Tokyo Tribe executes a wonderful idea with wild daring, amazing production values and enough rampant sexism to pretty much spoil the whole thing."

Posted Sep 7, 2014

Sam Woolf

36 50%

The Judge (2014)

"A cheesy yet compelling courtroom drama, The Judge benefits from the pairing of two terrific Robert Ds."

Posted Sep 6, 2014

Jordan Adler

37 ——

Cut Snake ()

"Is wasting a great idea better than having none at all? It's up for debate in Cut Snake, where one smart spin on crime caper conventions just isn't enough."

Posted Sep 6, 2014

Sam Woolf

38 82%

Nightcrawler (2014)

"Nightcrawler is a fresh, brilliantly led crime thriller that's coated with just enough sleaze to ease consumption, and upset digestion."

Posted Sep 6, 2014

Sam Woolf

39 56%

Men, Women & Children (2014)

"Men, Women & Children avoids some of the pitfalls of teen and tech focussed dramas, but is stretched thin by an overabundance of characters and concerns."

Posted Sep 6, 2014

Sam Woolf

40 95%

What We Do In The Shadows ()

"From a desiccated husk of a genre rises one of the year's funniest films in What We Do in the Shadows"

Posted Sep 4, 2014

Sam Woolf

41 60%

Merchants Of Doubt ()

"Merchants of Doubt's lack of independent opinion and poor probing of its skeptic subjects makes this doc rather inconsequential."

Posted Sep 4, 2014

Jordan Adler

42 ——

Heartbeat ()

"Heartbeat is too aimless to keep our attention and loaded with so many quirky touches - fluttering animation, twee music over montages of Justine staring, lovelorn, at books and photographs - that it becomes distractingly cute."

Posted Sep 4, 2014

Jordan Adler

43 ——

La French ()

"A fascinating true-crime story gets a flat, formulaic treatment in The Connection. Where's the jolting, no-holds-barred energy of Popeye Doyle when you need it?"

Posted Sep 4, 2014

Jordan Adler

44 100%

Leviafan (2014)

"An unassuming small town social drama with big, urgent themes in its bones, Leviathan finds the much needed humanity in a story of dispiriting corruption."

Posted Sep 4, 2014

Sam Woolf

45 88%

Foxcatcher (2014)

"Often mesmerizing and occasionally frustrating, Foxcatcher is an accomplished blend of sports-themed drama and tabloid true crime that's cool to the touch."

Posted Sep 4, 2014

Sam Woolf

46 19%

The Captive ()

"Detective thrillers rarely get as baffling and repugnant as The Captive."

Posted Sep 4, 2014

Sam Woolf

47 63%

The Last 5 Years (2015)

"The Last 5 Years has some catchy tunes, a clever structure, and Anna Kendrick. When it comes to breezy romantic musicals, it's hard to ask for much more."

Posted Sep 4, 2014

Sam Woolf

48 ——

Coming Home ()

"Coming Home is an affecting pocket magnum of a melodrama: it looks small and hits big."

Posted Sep 4, 2014

Sam Woolf

49 85%

Clouds of Sils Maria (2014)

"Even with excellent performances, Clouds of Sils Maria is overlong and obvious, reiterating tired points about acting, aging and identity without moving anywhere new thematically."

Posted Sep 4, 2014

Jordan Adler

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