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Rating Title | Year Quote Author
1 58%

Madam Secretary: Season 1 (TV, 2014)

" If the show can steer away from the sentimental it may be worth following. "

Posted Sep 19, 2014

Joanne Ostrow

2 88%

The Drop (2014)

"It's a slow-cooking set-up for a startling climax. One, thanks to fine acting, that comes with powerful revelations."

Posted Sep 12, 2014

Lisa Kennedy

3 79%

You're the Worst: Season 1 (TV, 2014)

" It's a masterful non-rom-com. "

Posted Sep 8, 2014

Joanne Ostrow

4 100%

The Chair: Season 1 (TV, 2014)

" Chris Moore has created an intriguing and seriously educational series that may teach viewers a great deal about the difficulty of the (filmmaking) process. "

Posted Sep 5, 2014

Joanne Ostrow

5 44%

Houdini: Season 1 (TV, 2014)

" History's Houdini offers an easy escape for a couple of nights. "

Posted Sep 2, 2014

Joanne Ostrow

6 46%

Sin City: A Dame to Kill For (2014)

"A Dame To Kill For isn't likely to create converts out of those uninterested in the pulpy side of fiction. But it more than earns its keep in terms of lavishing love, mildly ironic as well as pretty damn earnest, on pumped-up noir. "

Posted Aug 22, 2014

Lisa Kennedy

7 91%

Doctor Who: Season 8 (TV, 2014)

" Here we go again. The Doctor has regenerated and, in his Twelfth's iteration, he's older, funnier and even more eccentric than before. "

Posted Aug 21, 2014

Joanne Ostrow

8 100%

Breathless: Season One (TV, 2013)

" Think Mad Men in London with doctors. "

Posted Aug 21, 2014

Joanne Ostrow

9 35%

The Giver (2014)

"As Jonas, Brenton Thwaites brings thoughtful wonder to the role of a young man who is thrilled and frightened by what he learns."

Posted Aug 15, 2014

Lisa Kennedy

10 90%

The Wrong Mans: Season 1 (TV, 2013)

" A geeky office worker picks up a ringing telephone at the scene of a car crash and sets in motion a crazy-funny mystery. "

Posted Aug 12, 2014

Joanne Ostrow

11 91%

The Sopranos: Season 6 (TV, 2006-2007)

" In its brilliant interlocking of complex plot and riveting characters, it is the equivalent of an epic novel or stage classic. "

Posted Aug 11, 2014

Joanne Ostrow

12 90%

Outlander: Season 1 (TV, 2014)

" If a desperately romantic escape to a castle's Great Hall or a quaint B&B is your idea of fun, this period-hopping saga may be just your cup of mead. "

Posted Aug 11, 2014

Joanne Ostrow

13 56%

Legends: Season 1 (TV, 2014)

" It's all a fairly standard spy-thriller template, but the cast and crew give Legends an edge. Trust Howard Gordon (Homeland, 24) and company to devise a well-plotted mystery. "

Posted Aug 11, 2014

Joanne Ostrow

14 20%

Into The Storm (2014)

"A visually stunning disaster-thriller that ultimately feels cheap with its perverse take on death and gratitude."

Posted Aug 8, 2014

Sean Fitz-Gerald

15 89%

Calvary (2014)

"A dark and profoundly funny tale of an institution failing its sheep and its best shepherds."

Posted Aug 8, 2014

Lisa Kennedy

16 87%

The Knick: Season 1 (TV, 2014)

" Overall, The Knick is a sublimely addictive ride for which viewers will want to scrub up. "

Posted Aug 8, 2014

Joanne Ostrow

17 78%

Halt and Catch Fire: Season 1 (TV, 2014)

" Pace's excellent performance was not enough to make the show rewarding. "

Posted Aug 4, 2014

Joanne Ostrow

18 100%

Garfunkel and Oates: Season 1 (TV, 2014)

" If Laverne and Shirley had been allowed to discuss particular methods of male sexual gratification or express their real feelings about men not listening when they talk, and liberated from the sitcom mold, they might have ended up here. "

Posted Aug 4, 2014

Joanne Ostrow

19 78%

Get On Up (2014)

"More often, the film skates along the surface of Brown's contradictory character. Now if it skated like Brown's dance moves glided onstage, that really would have been something."

Posted Aug 1, 2014

Lisa Kennedy

20 56%

Sharknado 2: The Second One (2014)

"Kind of hilarious. Kind of silly. Mostly a game of spot-the-cameo players and teasing about what moment a certain chainsaw will come in contact with certain bodies."

Posted Jul 31, 2014

Joanne Ostrow

21 48%

I Origins (2014)

"With a slew of seemingly random clues unraveling in the pursuit of scientific mystery, Origins becomes gut-punching marvel."

Posted Jul 25, 2014

Sean Fitz-Gerald

22 91%

A Most Wanted Man (2014)

"With his sharp instincts and exhausted wisdom, the character of Gunther offers us a bittersweet reminder of Hoffman's gifts in what is his last completed film."

Posted Jul 25, 2014

Lisa Kennedy

23 89%

Manhattan: Season 1 (TV, 2014)

" A beautifully executed 1940s period drama about the men and women involved in the top-secret Manhattan Project is at once transporting and provocative. "

Posted Jul 21, 2014

Joanne Ostrow

24 97%

Life Itself (2014)

"That [Siskel and Ebert] weren't very nice to each other might be the too-easy takeaway of outtakes of their on-set interactions. James allows that relationship to be more complicated and vital. "

Posted Jul 18, 2014

Lisa Kennedy

25 44%

Wish I Was Here (2014)

"The fruits of writer-director Zach Braff's Kickstarter are here for the general public, and they're at once vibrantly weird, beautiful and thoughtful."

Posted Jul 18, 2014

Sean Fitz-Gerald

26 44%

Planes: Fire And Rescue (2014)

"Vivid and folksy, Fire & Rescue nicely exceeds expectations dampened by last summer's stalled-out Planes."

Posted Jul 18, 2014

Lisa Kennedy

27 93%

Boardwalk Empire: Season 1 (TV, 2010)

" The tension between the need to tighten the moral grip and the desire to act out in ever more grandiose, licentious ways gives the drama its pulse and its relevance. "

Posted Jul 15, 2014

Joanne Ostrow

28 97%

Masters of Sex: Season 2 (TV, 2014)

" After a stunning debut season, Masters of Sex, the brilliantly evocative drama about sex researchers Masters & Johnson, continues to amaze. "

Posted Jul 14, 2014

Joanne Ostrow

29 43%

Yves Saint Laurent (2014)

"Much has been documented about Saint Laurent and Bergé in films, books and exhibitions, but Yves Saint Laurent... attempts to show the personal side of the designer and his consort."

Posted Jul 11, 2014

Suzanne S. Brown

30 90%

Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes (2014)

"For all its high-end special effects and its Shakespearean ambitions, Dawn fumbles its emotional moments and forces its action."

Posted Jul 11, 2014

Lisa Kennedy

31 92%

The Sopranos: Season 2 (TV, 2000)

" The second season of The Sopranos begins on a less frothy, slightly more bitter note than the first, but the terrific midlife-crisis mob show continues to generate a buzz. "

Posted Jul 8, 2014

Joanne Ostrow

32 24%

Third Person (2014)

"Plumbing emotional depths, Haggis turns the characters' tribulations onto the viewer: If white is the color of trust -- as Neeson's author writes -- aren't we all a little gray?"

Posted Jul 7, 2014

Sean Fitz-Gerald

33 48%

Earth to Echo (2014)

"With authentic characters, dialogue and settings, Echo's filmmakers have successfully created a story younger kids and pre-teens growing up in a Millennial and post-Millennial culture can relate to."

Posted Jul 7, 2014

Sean Fitz-Gerald

34 24%

Tammy (2014)

"Tammy is a wince-worthy missed opportunity"

Posted Jul 6, 2014

Lisa Kennedy

35 70%

The Leftovers: Season 1 (TV, 2014)

" Save your appetite for something fresh as these "Leftovers" have been warmed too many times. "

Posted Jun 30, 2014

Joanne Ostrow

36 95%

Ida (2014)

"Consider "Ida" the first offering in a summer celebrating Polish cinema and the latest masterpiece in a powerful tradition."

Posted Jun 27, 2014

Lisa Kennedy

37 86%

The Bridge (FX): Season 2 (TV, 2014)

" Having seen two hours of season 2, I'm not ready to give up yet, but I'm starting to prioritize TV's darkest hours and wonder if The Bridge will make the cut. "

Posted Jun 26, 2014

Joanne Ostrow

38 60%

Tyrant: Season 1 (TV, 2014)

" The cinematography is stunning, the music and atmospherics are immersive. With occasional hiccups the acting is mostly subtle. Suspension of disbelief will be required, but Tyrant is worth the effort. "

Posted Jun 23, 2014

Joanne Ostrow

39 83%

Evergreen: The Road to Legalization in Washington (2014)

"Portraying emotion and devil's advocacy are this balanced film's strong suits."

Posted Jun 20, 2014

Sean Fitz-Gerald

40 53%

Jersey Boys (2014)

"Aptly if somewhat awkwardly, Jersey Boys finds its most soulful moment in a movie version of a curtain call. Only it's pretty complicated when a movie's most rousing moment comes as the closing credits roll."

Posted Jun 20, 2014

Lisa Kennedy

41 66%

The Rover (2014)

"Like many a late 21st century Western -- regardless of the land of its origins -- The Rover asks what happens on the downslope of Manifest Destiny? As hot, parched and heated as the atmosphere is, the answers are chilling. "

Posted Jun 20, 2014

Lisa Kennedy

42 83%

The Escape Artist: Season 1 (TV, 2013)

" A diabolical villain. A brilliant defense attorney and happy family man. And a clever reading of the law with switchbacks you don't see coming. That's the latest Masterpiece: Mystery! two-parter with David Tennant in a stunning performance. "

Posted Jun 16, 2014

Joanne Ostrow

43 92%

How to Train Your Dragon 2 (2014)

"How to Train Your Dragon 2 is soaring, emotionally swooping, utterly satisfying fun. "

Posted Jun 13, 2014

Lisa Kennedy

44 84%

22 Jump Street (2014)

"Jump Street knows you know about the predictability and cheapness of sequels and rip-offs -- and in this case, to avoid the downfalls of other summer comedy sagas, embracing that problem might have been the best move for this absurd, unique franchise."

Posted Jun 13, 2014

Sean Fitz-Gerald

45 95%

Rectify: Season 2 (TV, 2014)

" If it's action you seek, Rectify is a poor choice. But for fine cinematography, great acting and probing character development, you'll want to tune in. "

Posted Jun 11, 2014

Joanne Ostrow

46 80%

The Fault In Our Stars (2014)

"Big movies have their embedded lessons in heroism, but it's nice to have tales of human-scale fortitude."

Posted Jun 6, 2014

Lisa Kennedy

47 90%

Live Die Repeat: Edge of Tomorrow (2014)

"Edge of Tomorrow is not as inventive as Rian Johnson's time-bending noir, Looper. Nor is it as surprisingly spiritual as Groundhog Day. But it whirls with energy."

Posted Jun 5, 2014

Lisa Kennedy

48 97%

Orange is the New Black: Season 2 (TV, 2014)

" This round is just as addicting as the first, the ensemble rising to the occasion of topping their first outing. "

Posted Jun 2, 2014

Joanne Ostrow

49 61%

Crossbones: Season 1 (TV, 2014)

" In Crossbones, low-tech fight scenes are a welcome relief from the customary mind-blowing special effects. Mostly, however, the reason to watch is Malkovich. "

Posted Jun 2, 2014

Joanne Ostrow

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