Boston Herald

Rating Title | Year Quote Author
1 95%

Finding Vivian Maier (2014)

"A penetrating exploration of the link between art and obsession and a major discovery of a 20th-century master."

Posted Apr 18, 2014

James Verniere

2 66%

The Railway Man (2014)

"Not very well structured, but gripping and beautifully acted, especially by Academy Award winners Firth and Kidman."

Posted Apr 18, 2014

James Verniere

3 75%

The Galapagos Affair: Satan Came To Eden (2014)

"Fascinating, if laboriously-titled true story with exotic locale, heated rivalries, a sexually rapacious Baroness and voice-overs by Blanchett, Kruger and Nielsen."

Posted Apr 18, 2014

James Verniere

4 19%

Transcendence (2014)

"Dr. Frankenstein, I presume. Move over, Max Headroom."

Posted Apr 17, 2014

James Verniere

5 98%

Fargo: Season 1 (TV, 2014)

" Fargo has a few things in common with their 1996 film of the same name: the frigid small-town setting, a plucky female cop, a desperate man, a twisted sense of humor and a rising body count. "

Posted Apr 14, 2014

Mark A. Perigard

6 85%

Mad Men: Season 7 (TV, 2014-2015)

" A new day is approaching, and Don seems unprepared for what lies ahead. "

Posted Apr 14, 2014

Mark A. Perigard

7 70%

Oculus (2014)

"Mirror, mirror on the wall, who the dumbest mirror movie of all? Should have remained a short. "

Posted Apr 11, 2014

James Verniere

8 80%

The Raid 2 (2014)

"Inspired mayhem. Iko Uwais is a phenomenon. We love you Hammer Girl."

Posted Apr 11, 2014

James Verniere

9 83%

Joe (2014)

"Cage is marvelous as reluctant father figure; the late homeless man-turned-actor Poulter is riveting as bad father. "

Posted Apr 11, 2014

James Verniere

10 85%

Under the Skin (2014)

"Sexy beast, indeed. Johansson lures men to gruesome death in moody art film, sci-fi/horror hybrid. Entrancing."

Posted Apr 11, 2014

James Verniere

11 62%

Draft Day (2014)

"Sports-movie icon Costner carries it across the finish line."

Posted Apr 11, 2014

James Verniere

12 48%

Turn: Season 1 (TV, 2014)

" Bell, who started out as a child actor, has matured into a compelling leading man and he seems capable of conveying Abraham's troubling journey into the underbelly of the war effort. "

Posted Apr 8, 2014

Mark A. Perigard

13 98%

Game of Thrones: Season 4 (TV, 2014)

" Game remains one of the more challenging shows to follow, but one of the most rewarding. "

Posted Apr 4, 2014

Mark A. Perigard

14 10%

Friends With Better Lives: Season 1 (TV, 2014)

" Here, the grass is not only greener, it has that weird stink of a septic tank leak you just can't locate. "

Posted Mar 31, 2014

Mark A. Perigard

15 97%

Ernest & CÚlestine (2014)

"If you have children who study French or may want to study French, take them tout de suite to see the French-language version of this delightful tale based on the stories of Belgian writer and painter Gabriella Vincent."

Posted Mar 28, 2014

James Verniere

16 22%

Sabotage (2014)

"A grade-Z mix of sadomasochism, macho blather, extreme violence, misogyny and shaky-cams, it's 'all Jethro,' all the time."

Posted Mar 28, 2014

James Verniere

17 91%

Le Week-End (2014)

"Imagine George and Martha of 'Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf' in Paris."

Posted Mar 28, 2014

James Verniere

18 77%

Noah (2014)

"A trippy mix of 'Game of Thrones' and 'LOR' with Crowe in Noah-Maximus mode."

Posted Mar 28, 2014

James Verniere

19 72%

The 100: Season 1 (TV, 2014)

" There's a reason why CW's new sci-fi drama is called The 100 - because it rips off about as many sources, from Lord of the Flies to The Hunger Games, for this messy young adult sci-fi stew. "

Posted Mar 21, 2014

Mark A. Perigard

20 40%

Divergent (2014)

"By the time it reached the 2-hour mark, I faced my own worst fear: the endless bad movie."

Posted Mar 20, 2014

James Verniere

21 61%

Crisis: Season 1 (TV, 2014)

" With its frantic pacing, vicious masterminds and valiant law enforcement agents, Crisis might remind you of Fox's 24. Not the best seasons of 24, but still. "

Posted Mar 17, 2014

Mark A. Perigard

22 68%

Visitors (2014)

"Amazing visuals, as you would expect from QATSI auteur Reggio."

Posted Mar 14, 2014

James Verniere

23 92%

The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014)

"The most sophisticated and cosmopolitan comic cinema of our time."

Posted Mar 14, 2014

James Verniere

24 23%

Need For Speed (2014)

"Stictly for those who don't mind paying to watch a 2 hour Mustang commercial in 3D."

Posted Mar 14, 2014

James Verniere

25 77%

Veronica Mars (2014)

"Not great, but it reminds us why we liked her so much in the first place."

Posted Mar 14, 2014

James Verniere

26 73%

Sirens: Season 1 (TV, 2014)

" If you've been missing Rescue Me, Sirens will sound familiar. Others will be annoyed by the screeching. "

Posted Mar 11, 2014

Mark A. Perigard

27 38%

Believe: Season 1 (TV, 2014)

" Cuaron himself directed the pilot, and the hour suggests the medium is not for him. "

Posted Mar 11, 2014

Mark A. Perigard

28 88%

In Darkness (2012)

"Unique among Holocaust films, Agnieszka Holland's Academy Award-nominated In Darkness is set during World War II in a small town in Poland named Lvov (now a part of the Ukraine)."

Posted Mar 11, 2014

James Verniere

29 52%

Resurrection: Season 1 (TV, 2014)

" Resurrection does something few dramas do today - it gives its characters breathing room to absorb and react to the fantastic in their lives, rather than forcing them to run from one plot point to another. "

Posted Mar 10, 2014

Mark A. Perigard

30 78%

Mr. Peabody & Sherman (2014)

"Elevates intelligence to superhero status. In this dumbed-down era that's a breath of fresh air from the good old 1950s."

Posted Mar 8, 2014

James Verniere

31 42%

300: Rise of an Empire (2014)

"If you must see this dark and murky 3D effort, see it in 2D and see it for Eva Green. Here is the next Wonder Woman if the film industry had any sense."

Posted Mar 8, 2014

James Verniere

32 25%

Mind Games: Season 1 (TV, 2014)

" Mind Games is the kind of dramedy that could give you a brain cramp. "

Posted Mar 3, 2014

Mark A. Perigard

33 36%

Mixology: Season 1 (TV, 2014)

" Troubled spirits: Mixology is drowning in them. Save yourself. "

Posted Mar 3, 2014

Mark A. Perigard

34 65%

The Red Road: Season 1 (TV, 2014)

" There's such a richness of story and character here, and the visual and sound people do some great work cranking up the creep factor. "

Posted Mar 3, 2014

Mark A. Perigard

35 29%

Those Who Kill: Season 1 (TV, 2014)

" Those Who Kill is a gloomy game of Jenga that topples into its own graveyard of lunacy. "

Posted Mar 3, 2014

Mark A. Perigard

36 77%

About a Boy: Season 1 (TV, 2014)

" Boy is often silly, but this cast is just so likable. "

Posted Mar 3, 2014

Mark A. Perigard

37 22%

Son Of God (2014)

"How much of this is new and how much has already aired on the History Channel? The film is so mediocre it hardly matters. Diogo Morgado is appealing, if a bit too full of himself."

Posted Feb 28, 2014

James Verniere

38 34%

Odd Thomas (2014)

"He sees dead people. She works in an ice cream shop. Limited release without MPAA rating? What gives?"

Posted Feb 28, 2014

James Verniere

39 48%

Stalingrad (2014)

"IMAX 3D effort is war as death metal concert with HD visuals. Pretty spectacular, even if everything else is mediocre."

Posted Feb 28, 2014

James Verniere

40 60%

Non-Stop (2014)

"Do not underestimate the Irishman with a particular set of skills. Flimsy plot, but substantial cast make this work."

Posted Feb 28, 2014

James Verniere

41 78%

Vikings: Season 1 (TV, 2013)

" Once the wind picks up, Vikings could make for a sturdy adventure. "

Posted Feb 24, 2014

Mark A. Perigard

42 45%

In Secret (2014)

"The cast is excellent, but the film is often off-putting, like a window onto a staged version of the novel."

Posted Feb 21, 2014

James Verniere

43 88%

Tim's Vermeer (2014)

"A fascinating art lesson."

Posted Feb 21, 2014

James Verniere

44 88%

The Wind Rises (2014)

"Miyazaki's art is now indivisible from magic."

Posted Feb 21, 2014

James Verniere

45 24%

Pompeii (2014)

"Please erupt, Vesuvius."

Posted Feb 21, 2014

James Verniere

46 88%

House of Cards: Season 2 (TV, 2014)

" Ever so dark, House (of Cards) has a diabolical sense of humor. "

Posted Feb 19, 2014

Mark A. Perigard

47 59%

Star-Crossed: Season 1 (TV, 2014)

" The emo-dialogue only sounds good if you're just watching your first TV show. "

Posted Feb 19, 2014

Mark A. Perigard

48 50%

Happily Divorced : Season 1 (TV, 2011)

" Happily Divorced marries seasoned pros with a breezy script. "

Posted Feb 18, 2014

Mark A. Perigard

49 70%

About Last Night (2014)

"Kevin Hart's hot streak is officially over."

Posted Feb 14, 2014

James Verniere

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