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Rating Title | Year Quote Author
1 73%

Danny Collins (2015)

" The film remains a basic case of a cliched story undermining strong performances. "

Posted Mar 27, 2015

Anita Katz

2 30%

Get Hard (2015)

" It can't find much of a tone, and it's neither sharply constructed, nor is it reckless or anarchic. "

Posted Mar 27, 2015

Jeffrey M. Anderson

3 100%

Seymour: An Introduction (2015)

" A positive, enjoyable and inspiring artist portrait. "

Posted Mar 20, 2015

Anita Katz

4 61%

Run All Night (2015)

" Neeson and Harris, especially, have a touching shorthand, and an unspoken bond, in their scenes together. "

Posted Mar 13, 2015

Jeffrey M. Anderson

5 No Score Yet

The Cult of JT LeRoy ()

" Sturm is an efficient storyteller, and she has assembled a cast of informative, engaging interviewees -- writers, agents, filmmakers -- whose stories convincingly bear out her view of Albert as a con artist who preyed on people's emotions. "

Posted Mar 13, 2015

Anita Katz

6 85%

Cinderella (2015)

" The story is retrograde malarkey, but Branagh infuses it with majesty and delivers a spectacle with flourish. "

Posted Mar 13, 2015

Anita Katz

7 98%

Jodorowsky's Dune (2014)

" Not just for fanboys, the documentary is both an entertaining portrait of a unique pop-culture endeavor and an ebullient salute to the creative spirit. "

Posted Mar 6, 2015

Anita Katz

8 88%

Buzzard (2015)

" Indie filmmaker Joel Potrykus delivers a portrait of a have-not who is at once despicable, funny, sad and inimitable in Buzzard, a dark, deadpan comedy. "

Posted Mar 6, 2015

Anita Katz

9 63%

The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (2015)

" The actors are again terrific, but the syrup and superficiality of the first film, too, are back in this unnecessary sequel. "

Posted Mar 6, 2015

Anita Katz

10 31%

Chappie (2015)

" "Chappie" takes a step back, and rather than pointing an angry finger at human greed, brutality and cowardice, it turns around and suggests that compassion is far more powerful. "

Posted Mar 6, 2015

Jeffrey M. Anderson

11 100%

GETT: The Trial of Viviane Amsalem (2015)

" The filmmakers impressively indict an egregiously sexist policy that regards women as men's property. "

Posted Feb 27, 2015

Anita Katz

12 55%

Focus (2015)

" Light-hearted and fleet-footed. "

Posted Feb 27, 2015

Jeffrey M. Anderson

13 94%

The King's Speech (2010)

" Rush is enormously entertaining as the free-spirited Lionel (at one point he plunks himself down on the throne, rendering the king horror-struck). He also makes his character's sadder shades felt. "

Posted Feb 20, 2015

Anita Katz

14 96%

What We Do In The Shadows (2015)

" The actors are in character and in sync with the mockumentary brand of deadpan. "

Posted Feb 20, 2015

Anita Katz

15 16%

Hot Tub Time Machine 2 (2015)

" It seems as if no one knew what they were doing here, or what they wanted to say, and so it's up to the cast to kill time riffing on each other. "

Posted Feb 20, 2015

Jeffrey M. Anderson

16 96%

She's Beautiful When She's Angry (2014)

" Dore made the movie to counter the lack of films about the women's movement -- a fine idea, nicely realized. "

Posted Feb 20, 2015

Anita Katz

17 86%

Ballet 422 (2015)

" As a performance procedural, the film contains necessary dramatic thrust and abounds with engrossing detail. "

Posted Feb 19, 2015

Anita Katz

18 82%

Black Sea (2015)

" [You] could do far worse than this competently steered, claustrophobic adventure. But better fare exists in the subgenre catalog, and implausibility problems make this movie only partially compelling. "

Posted Feb 19, 2015

Anita Katz

19 74%

Kingsman: The Secret Service (2015)

" More often than not, as he keeps the action coming and juggles numerous topics, Vaughn delivers a vibrantly entertaining good time. "

Posted Feb 19, 2015

Anita Katz

20 90%

A Most Violent Year (2015)

" Though the movie's chases are top-rate, there's even greater heat from the push-pull energy Abel generates when deciding whether to dip ethically or stand firm. "

Posted Feb 19, 2015

Anita Katz

21 97%

Two Days, One Night (2014)

" The film is a gripping thriller, an uplifting female rejuvenation story, and a humanist indictment of a social structure plagued by the loss of community support systems and old-fashioned worker solidarity. "

Posted Feb 19, 2015

Anita Katz

22 99%

Timbuktu (2015)

" An emerging star in African and world cinema, [Sissako] is a talent every film lover should note. "

Posted Feb 19, 2015

Anita Katz

23 98%

The Artist (2011)

" Bejo and Dujardin give their characters indelible countenances and overall vibrancy. She's bright; he's elegant and funny. Whatever the film lacks in terms of achieving deep impact, they sparkle together. "

Posted Feb 17, 2015

Anita Katz

24 25%

Fifty Shades of Grey (2015)

" What's worse than the boring sex scenes, however, is the rest of the boring movie. "

Posted Feb 13, 2015

Jeffrey M. Anderson

25 25%

Jupiter Ascending (2015)

" "Jupiter Ascending" is a planet-sized dud. "

Posted Feb 6, 2015

Jeffrey M. Anderson

26 86%

Night Moves (2014)

" The actors give down-to-earth but emotionally charged performances distinguished by a subsurface simmer that sometimes intensifies into a slow boil. "

Posted Jan 12, 2015

Anita Katz

27 70%

What If (2014)

" The engaging lead performances and wit between the lines make the movie's winning parts outweigh the contrived parts. "

Posted Jan 12, 2015

Anita Katz

28 99%

Selma (2015)

" Despite all the great things you'll hear about "Selma" - an important, Oprah-endorsed awards-season biopic - it actually is great. "

Posted Jan 11, 2015

Jeffrey M. Anderson

29 50%

Viva la libertÓ (2014)

" In all, this film fares so-so. Sometimes, it's a mildly amusing diversion; sometimes, it's cold spaghetti. "

Posted Jan 9, 2015

Anita Katz

30 72%

Inherent Vice (2015)

" Over this 2.5-hour movie's long haul, the nowhere-bound plot strands don't congeal. "

Posted Jan 9, 2015

Anita Katz

31 86%

The Trip To Italy (2014)

" Counterbalancing these shortcomings, however, is the comic chemistry of Coogan and Brydon. Numerous sterling moments result from their brainy, breezy pairing. "

Posted Jan 9, 2015

Anita Katz

32 93%

Force Majeure (2014)

" Acting is excellent, including the children, whose characters say little but radiate anxiety. "

Posted Jan 9, 2015

Anita Katz

33 69%

Laggies (2014)

" While a bit hard to buy as an unmotivated screw-up, Knightley gives Megan an endearing bouncy quality, which jibes with the movie's pleasant tone and helps viewers believe Craig's feelings for Megan. "

Posted Jan 9, 2015

Anita Katz

34 92%

Frank (2014)

" Frank could never carry the this risky movie were he not embodied by a superb actor. "

Posted Jan 5, 2015

Anita Katz

35 86%

Chef (2014)

" The Hollywood ending, like too much of this promising film, suggests the recipe book. "

Posted Jan 5, 2015

Anita Katz

36 90%

Obvious Child (2014)

" Credit writer-director Gillian Robespierre and her star, Jenny Slate, for doing something fresh and witty within the problematic romcom formula. "

Posted Jan 5, 2015

Anita Katz

37 98%

Citizenfour (2014)

" This is terrific documentary cinema. "

Posted Jan 5, 2015

Anita Katz

38 91%

Locke (2014)

" You don't want this movie to end. "

Posted Jan 5, 2015

Anita Katz

39 92%

Pride (2014)

" While director Matthew Warchus may not do justice to the film's more serious source material as he combines this bite of history with blatant fabrication and raucous humor, this tale of two struggles is vibrantly entertaining. "

Posted Jan 5, 2015

Anita Katz

40 90%

The Guest (2014)

" This 1980s-style movie has wickedly pleasing aplomb. As fantasy escapism, it's brave, colorful and entertaining for audiences who can handle substantial carnage. "

Posted Jan 5, 2015

Anita Katz

41 89%

The Drop (2014)

" Hardy makes Bob a gripping combination of vulnerability and potential menace, and Gandolfini, in his final role, delivers another vivid gangster portrait. "

Posted Jan 5, 2015

Anita Katz

42 96%

Ida (2014)

" Lest the film sound like too much of a downer, be assured that Pawlikowski laces it with beauty and hope. "

Posted Jan 5, 2015

Anita Katz

43 89%

The Imitation Game (2014)

" Cumberbatch is terrific. His Turing is an intense, intellectual force and stirring mix of remote, vulnerable and present. "

Posted Jan 4, 2015

Anita Katz

44 95%

Whiplash (2014)

" Simmons is daunting and extraordinary from the moment Chazelle introduces the black-clad monster, but it is Teller, a former drummer, who carries the film. "

Posted Jan 4, 2015

Anita Katz

45 98%

Mr. Turner (2014)

" Bailey's Mrs. Booth chirpily complements the cantankerous Turner, while Atkinson's Hannah conveys a sadness and longing that earn her the final close-up from the movie's humanist director. "

Posted Jan 2, 2015

Anita Katz

46 95%

Snowpiercer (2014)

" Overall, this is a solid, distinctive and sometimes exquisitely inspired thriller-and-beyond. "

Posted Jan 2, 2015

Anita Katz

47 90%

Wild (2014)

" Witherspoon, though never quite shedding her movie-star quality, is charismatic and believable. Whether quoting Emily Dickinson, climbing breathtaking cliffs, swearing at a rock, or craving potato chips, she inspires us to go the distance with her. "

Posted Jan 1, 2015

Anita Katz

48 71%

Big Eyes (2014)

" Tim Burton's new biopic of painter Margaret Keane separates itself from the pack in a prickly, delightful way. "

Posted Dec 26, 2014

Jeffrey M. Anderson

49 60%

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

" If you can forgive all the behind-the-scenes nonsense and focus on the completed movie, you may find it to be a joyous, rousing adventure - even one for the ages. "

Posted Dec 19, 2014

Jeffrey M. Anderson