Movie Habit

Rating Title | Year Quote Author
1 89%

The Wind Rises (2014)

"An engineer pursues his dreams in Miyazaki's latest (and hopefully not last)"

Posted Mar 7, 2014

Marty Mapes

2 91%

Omar (2014)

"Multi-faceted, thought-provoking Palestinian film could have used more heart, less brain"

Posted Mar 7, 2014

Marty Mapes

3 94%

Stranger by the Lake (2014)

"Sex, murder, and tension in a tranquil setting"

Posted Mar 7, 2014

Robert Denerstein

4 42%

300: Rise of an Empire (2014)

"Eva Green steals the show and represents everything that's right with this sequel."

Posted Mar 7, 2014

Matt Anderson

5 91%

Omar (2014)

"A hopeless tangle in the West Bank"

Posted Mar 7, 2014

Robert Denerstein

6 100%

Come Back, Africa ()

"Not as good a film as On the Bowery, but intelligent, rare, and heartbreaking"

Posted Mar 7, 2014

Marty Mapes

7 ——

Uranium Drive-In ()

"Colorado fight between commerce and environmentalism resonates across America"

Posted Jan 31, 2014

Marty Mapes

8 80%

I Used To Be Darker (2013)

"Slow scenes at the beginning turn into the pace of life"

Posted Jan 31, 2014

Marty Mapes

9 94%

Her (2013)

"Like most novelty relationships, it's fun for a while but wears out its welcome."

Posted Jan 31, 2014

Matt Anderson

10 75%

Lone Survivor (2014)

"At times plays more like a Hollywood movie than a fact-based tragedy."

Posted Jan 31, 2014

Matt Anderson

11 33%

Labor Day (2014)

"Tension and sensuality work in otherwise obvious tale"

Posted Jan 31, 2014

Marty Mapes

12 33%

Labor Day (2014)

"Never less that watchable, but strains credibility"

Posted Jan 31, 2014

Robert Denerstein

13 87%

The Attack (2013)

"Excellent film about a suicide bomber's husband looking for answers"

Posted Jan 9, 2014

Marty Mapes

14 82%

Hide Your Smiling Faces (2014)

"Puberty and death haunt a rural New England summer"

Posted Jan 9, 2014

Marty Mapes

15 100%

Ilo Ilo (2014)

""Nice" film about new Filipina nanny in Singapore deeper than it looks"

Posted Jan 9, 2014

Marty Mapes

16 89%

Le Week-End (2014)

"Deeper, darker, and more intersting than lightweight British fluff"

Posted Jan 9, 2014

Marty Mapes

17 89%

The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (2013)

"More (and better) Hunger Games"

Posted Jan 9, 2014

Robert Denerstein

18 94%

Her (2013)

"Thought-provoking film shows love in the time of artificial intelligence"

Posted Jan 9, 2014

Robert Denerstein

19 75%

Lone Survivor (2014)

"Director Berg shows the intense reality of combat"

Posted Jan 9, 2014

Robert Denerstein

20 46%

The Book Thief (2013)

"That rare film that seems to get just about everything wrong"

Posted Jan 3, 2014

Robert Denerstein

21 84%

The Armstrong Lie (2013)

"Gibney finds himself between mythmakers and mythbusters"

Posted Jan 2, 2014

Robert Denerstein

22 91%

The Great Beauty (2013)

"Frenetic portrait of Rome's elite recalls La Dolce Vita and Ulysses"

Posted Jan 2, 2014

Marty Mapes

23 92%

Nebraska (2013)

"Dern's somber performance anchors Payne's latest foray into the Midwest"

Posted Jan 2, 2014

Robert Denerstein

24 91%

Is the Man Who Is Tall Happy?: An Animated Conversation with Noam Chomsky (2013)

"Personal animated interview not likely to answer your questions"

Posted Jan 2, 2014

Marty Mapes

25 94%

Inside Llewyn Davis (2013)

"Mythic tale of artistic rejection in the 1960s folk scene"

Posted Jan 2, 2014

Marty Mapes

26 42%

Oldboy (2013)

"Spike Lee reworks a cult classic"

Posted Jan 2, 2014

Robert Denerstein

27 91%

Blue Is The Warmest Color (2013)

"Except for the elephant in the room, a decent portrait of a relationship"

Posted Jan 2, 2014

Marty Mapes

28 91%

Blue Is The Warmest Color (2013)

"Cannes winner takes a frank approach to sex and relationships"

Posted Jan 2, 2014

Robert Denerstein

29 89%

The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (2013)

"The uninitiated still won't feel the heat."

Posted Jan 2, 2014

Matt Anderson

30 75%

Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues (2013)

"Funny, messy sequel offers the best and the worst of movie comedy"

Posted Jan 2, 2014

Robert Denerstein

31 91%

The Great Beauty (2013)

"An Italian film that dazzles the eye"

Posted Jan 2, 2014

Robert Denerstein

32 92%

Philomena (2013)

"Dench triumphs in tale of a search for a son"

Posted Jan 2, 2014

Robert Denerstein

33 62%

Frozen (2010)

"Energy thaws kid-friendly Frozen"

Posted Jan 2, 2014

Robert Denerstein

34 80%

Saving Mr. Banks (2013)

"Thompson almost saves "Mr. Banks""

Posted Jan 2, 2014

Robert Denerstein

35 81%

The Broken Circle Breakdown (2013)

"Bluegrass in Belgium? You bet."

Posted Jan 2, 2014

Robert Denerstein

36 74%

The Hobbit: The Desolation Of Smaug (2013)

"Opts for action and improves on Unexepected Journey's sense of adventure"

Posted Jan 2, 2014

Robert Denerstein

37 93%

American Hustle (2013)

"Russell opts for chaos over clarity and love over work"

Posted Jan 2, 2014

Marty Mapes

38 94%

Inside Llewyn Davis (2013)

"A deliciously bitter pill from the Coen brothers"

Posted Jan 2, 2014

Robert Denerstein

39 74%

The Hobbit: The Desolation Of Smaug (2013)

"Cinema as spectacle, fantastic and fun"

Posted Jan 2, 2014

Marty Mapes

40 93%

American Hustle (2013)

"One of the few 2013 movies I was sorry to see end"

Posted Jan 2, 2014

Robert Denerstein

41 91%

Is the Man Who Is Tall Happy?: An Animated Conversation with Noam Chomsky (2013)

"A creative look inside the mind of a linguist"

Posted Jan 2, 2014

Robert Denerstein

42 59%

Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom (2013)

"Elba proves equal to the task, but 2 hours aren't enough for a towering life"

Posted Jan 2, 2014

Robert Denerstein

43 77%

The Wolf of Wall Street (2013)

"Scorsese and DiCaprio whip up excitement, but where's the depth?"

Posted Jan 2, 2014

Robert Denerstein

44 93%

A Touch of Sin (2013)

"Courageous and unsparing in its view of contemporary China"

Posted Jan 2, 2014

Robert Denerstein

45 80%

The Place Beyond The Pines (2013)

"Cianfrance doesn't always connect, but when he does, watch out"

Posted Nov 1, 2013

Robert Denerstein

46 79%

42 (2013)

"An old-fashioned mix of baseball nostalgia and social conscience"

Posted Nov 1, 2013

Robert Denerstein

47 60%

The Bling Ring (2013)

"Lively, engaging, and a little too obvious"

Posted Nov 1, 2013

Robert Denerstein

48 11%

After Earth (2013)

"After Earth is a painfully dull slog through a wasteland of blown opportunities."

Posted Nov 1, 2013

Matt Anderson

49 56%

Man of Steel (2013)

"Action-filled but less than super: yet another summer blockbuster"

Posted Nov 1, 2013

Robert Denerstein

50 68%

World War Z (2013)

"Action-heavy zombie movie shows traces of smarts"

Posted Nov 1, 2013

Robert Denerstein

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