San Andreas (2015)
In the Name of My Daughter (2015)
Mad Max: Fury Road (2015)
"Miller, whose 1979 picture of the same name was the first worldwide hit in the Australian film revival of the '70s, has topped himself with a version that has maybe half the emotion but twice the visual impact. "
Far From the Madding Crowd (2015)
The Salt of the Earth (2015)
Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015)
Ex Machina (2015)
The Water Diviner (2015)
"Before the script by Andrew Knight and Andrew Anastasios yields to a Hollywood-style ending that doesn't fit, it makes poignant points about the futility of combat (especially World War I, the most meaningless war of the last century). "
While We're Young (2015)
"I wondered if writer-director Noah Baumbach couldn't decide about his own project, because he switches gears dramatically midway. I responded more strongly to the film he started to make than the one he ended with. "
Red Army (2015)
"This and Zvyagintsev's three previous films -- The Return, The Banishment and the underrated "Elena -- consistently convey quiet menace, as characters likable and unlikable move inexorably toward suffering. "
Unfinished Business (2015)
Mr. Turner (2014)
"Turner's great oils and watercolors... seem indistinct at first but consist of a wealth of details that eventually merge into a clear picture. Leigh's movie does the same, building a full portrait from a series of vignettes. "
Kingsman: The Secret Service (2015)
Still Alice (2015)
Fifty Shades of Grey (2015)
Song Of The Sea (2014)
Two Days, One Night (2014)
Seventh Son (2015)
Jupiter Ascending (2015)
"At this point, praising the Wachowski siblings as "creators of The Matrix" is like pointing to the boozy, pot-bellied ex-quarterback at a 15th reunion and saying, "Remember that great touchdown pass he threw our senior year?" "
A Most Violent Year (2015)
The Wedding Ringer (2015)
American Sniper (2015)
The Fault In Our Stars (2014)
The Imitation Game (2014)
The Babadook (2014)
"Few male directors could've conveyed Amelia's wretched state without making her seem hideous or shown Sam's deep anger without making him unlikable. Kent has done both and left us to decide exactly what we think about this troubled [relationship]. "
Big Eyes (2014)
"Burton has always paid tribute to artistic misfits in his movies, from self-deluded film auteur Ed Wood to blade-fingered sculptor Edward Scissorhands. But I don't think he's made a film with such contempt for everyone in it, except the main character. "
"The Hobbit concludes as it began: in a welter of continuous action, with characters who have become archetypes but seldom rise above that level, and with a host of ideas J.R.R. Tolkien didn't put into his short novel. "
The Theory of Everything (2014)
Horrible Bosses 2 (2014)
The Toy Soldiers (2014)
"Chazelle relies on contrivance and coincidence too often in the early going - music sheets that vanish without explanation, a pair of drumsticks improbably left behind - yet the movie's forcefulness conceals its flaws much of the way. "
Dumb and Dumber To (2014)
Big Hero 6 (2014)
"[Nolan's] most ambitious movie ends up in the least satisfying way of his nine features, but the ride up to that point has taken us to a more interesting destination than four-fifths of the pictures coming out this year. "