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Rating Title | Year Quote Author
1 94%

Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief (2015)

" There is little breaking news in Going Clear, but the film is eye-opening for those who haven't seen past reports. "

Posted Mar 30, 2015

Joanne Ostrow

2 30%

Get Hard (2015)

" It trucks in stereotypes (black, white, Latino, female -- the list is long) and plays clumsily with sexuality. Still, the movie's greatest and altogether familiar sin is that it's stupid. "

Posted Mar 27, 2015

Lisa Kennedy

3 72%

Danny Collins (2015)

" What Fogelman doesn't quite achieve as screenwriter at the start of the film he makes up for in his directorial debut. He supports wonderfully the affable allure of his attuned cast. "

Posted Mar 27, 2015

Lisa Kennedy

4 18%

One Big Happy: Season 1 (TV, 2015)

" There's even less here than meets the eye. "

Posted Mar 17, 2015

Joanne Ostrow

5 99%

Timbuktu (2015)

" The performances are hushed and memorable. Cinematographer Sofian El Fanicaptures the beauty of this desert land. Amine Bouhafa's score is its own act of gorgeous grace and defiance. "

Posted Mar 13, 2015

Lisa Kennedy

6 94%

Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt: Season 1 (TV, 2015)

" Netflix has previously scored with Orange is the New Black and House of Cards, but this is the first true comedy it has picked up and it looks to be a winner. "

Posted Mar 9, 2015

Joanne Ostrow

7 63%

The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (2015)

" Sure, it has the comfy vibe of the familiar, but it's all in feel-good fun. "

Posted Mar 6, 2015

Lisa Kennedy

8 35%

CSI: Cyber: Season 1 (TV, 2015)

" It's all too familiar -- and a waste of an Academy Award winner. "

Posted Mar 5, 2015

Joanne Ostrow

9 84%

The Last Man on Earth: Season 1 (TV, 2015)

" Great character, inventive premise, clever production. The question is, would it have made a better movie than an ongoing series? "

Posted Mar 5, 2015

Joanne Ostrow

10 100%

The Book of Negroes: Season 1 (TV, 2015)

" Graphic cruelty, not to mention violence, makes for difficult viewing in this lavishly produced miniseries. But it's worthwhile. "

Posted Mar 5, 2015

Joanne Ostrow

11 95%

Battle Creek: Season 1 (TV, 2015)

" Battle Creek is a tad more eccentric than the usual CBS drama, a refreshing step beyond the procedural format. "

Posted Mar 5, 2015

Joanne Ostrow

12 76%

House of Cards: Season 3 (TV, 2015)

" Sure it's sudsy drama. But great characters make for great fun in season 3. "

Posted Mar 5, 2015

Joanne Ostrow

13 95%

American Crime: Season 1 (TV, 2015)

" The characters interact, the camera observes. And we marvel -- not only at the technique and the acting, but at the fullness of each individual point of view, detailing who these people are and how they got there. "

Posted Mar 5, 2015

Joanne Ostrow

14 55%

Focus (2015)

" It's a shiny, diverting ride. (And right about now, that's OK.) "

Posted Feb 27, 2015

Lisa Kennedy

15 97%

Two Days, One Night (2014)

" Consider Marion Cotillard's Oscar-nominated performance in Two Days, One Night a tour de nuance. "

Posted Feb 19, 2015

Lisa Kennedy

16 98%

Song Of The Sea (2014)

" Irish director Tomm Moore's animated beauty Song of the Sea tells the sort of story that makes you crave the flickering of firelight or wish for the warmth of a blanket pulled up to your chin while mom or dad reads a bedtime tale. "

Posted Feb 19, 2015

Lisa Kennedy

17 79%

McFarland USA (2015)

" It took a village of fine performers to depict this close-knit town. And the list is too long to give a shoutout to everyone. "

Posted Feb 19, 2015

Lisa Kennedy

18 24%

The Odd Couple: Season 1 (TV, 2015)

" The casting is more intriguing than the jokes are funny. It remains to be seen whether the remake succeeds on its own or is just a curiosity for devotes of the earlier adaptation. "

Posted Feb 12, 2015

Joanne Ostrow

19 68%

The Slap: Season 1 (TV, 2015)

" The cast is inviting... But the too-prominent, overly obvious voice-over narrator is a truly awful innovation. "

Posted Feb 6, 2015

Joanne Ostrow

20 100%

Better Call Saul: Season 1 (TV, 2014)

" Vince Gilligan and Peter Gould have constructed a layered, very human, bumbling protagonist who is not at all limited to the role of sideline comic accent. "

Posted Feb 6, 2015

Joanne Ostrow

21 25%

Jupiter Ascending (2015)

" This sci-fi-inflected fantasy has many a wince-worthy romantic exchange between stars Channing Tatum and Mila Kunis. "

Posted Feb 6, 2015

Lisa Kennedy

22 47%

Allegiance: Season 1 (TV, 2015)

" If there were no The Americans on FX, then Allegiance on NBC would be a welcome new drama. But there is, so it isn't, since there are so many quality dramas vying for attention these days. "

Posted Feb 4, 2015

Joanne Ostrow

23 90%

Fresh Off the Boat: Season 1 (TV, 2014)

" It packs a bigger wallop than the average half-hour purporting to be inclusive or to showcase "diversity." "

Posted Feb 2, 2015

Joanne Ostrow

24 92%

Fortitude: Season 1 (TV, 2015)

" Push Fortitude to the top of your winter watch list. "

Posted Jan 30, 2015

Joanne Ostrow

25 37%

Black or White (2015)

" It may be helpful - or vexing - to think of "Black or White" as the great grandchild of "Guess Who's Coming to Dinner?" "

Posted Jan 30, 2015

Lisa Kennedy

26 89%

Still Alice (2015)

" Sorrow-laden and moving, Still Alice isn't gratuitously grim nor is it easily sentimental. There's humor here -- vaguely gallows-like, perhaps but also earned. "

Posted Jan 23, 2015

Lisa Kennedy

27 49%

Cake (2015)

" Jennifer Aniston burrows into Claire's walking-wounded gait and eclipsed mood. "

Posted Jan 23, 2015

Lisa Kennedy

28 61%

12 Monkeys: Season 1 (TV, 2015)

" 12 Monkeys won't hook those who aren't already fans of the genre. The characters are mostly two-dimensional. "

Posted Jan 20, 2015

Joanne Ostrow

29 73%

American Sniper (2015)

" The 84-year-old's deep appreciation of the masculine -- its conflicts, its appeal, its evolving truths -- has added texture to our understanding of violence, warfare and more. At least as it is represented onscreen. "

Posted Jan 16, 2015

Lisa Kennedy

30 92%

Togetherness: Season 1 (TV, 2015)

" If you are too young to have appreciated thirtysomething when it was new, or if you want a cable alternative to Parenthood with more risque language and sex, HBO's latest comedy is for you. "

Posted Jan 9, 2015

Joanne Ostrow

31 99%

Selma (2015)

" Vivid, nuanced and, yes, timely. "

Posted Jan 9, 2015

Lisa Kennedy

32 100%

Game of Thrones: Season 4 - The Children (TV Episode)

" High drama on the throne, Iron and otherwise. The special effects were the least compelling aspect of the GoT season finale, a very satisfying finish. "

Posted Jan 7, 2015

Joanne Ostrow

33 97%

Marvel's Agent Carter: Season 1 (TV, 2015)

" The series successfully blends super-heroics with women's post-war fight against sexism in a fun, winking way. "

Posted Jan 6, 2015

Joanne Ostrow

34 100%

Game of Thrones: Season 4 - Mockingbird (TV Episode)

" This was a logistical bridge episode, positioning for the future but with an unusual glimpse of various characters' vulnerabilities. "

Posted Jan 6, 2015

Joanne Ostrow

35 95%

Game of Thrones: Season 4 - The Laws of Gods and Men (TV Episode)

" This episode features the most heartbreaking betrayal yet. Plus, Peter Dinklage giving a stirring performance. "

Posted Jan 6, 2015

Joanne Ostrow

36 100%

Game of Thrones: Season 4 - First of His Name (TV Episode)

" "First of His Name," offered some of the goriest battle scenes so far, thanks to Jon Snow and the Nights Watch, balanced by some of the funniest comic relief, in the form of Brianne and her hapless squire Pod. "

Posted Jan 5, 2015

Joanne Ostrow

37 97%

Game of Thrones: Season 4 - Oathkeeper (TV Episode)

" Hectic pace, too many characters and storylines per usual, but a well drawn roundup to build tension and push ahead. "

Posted Jan 5, 2015

Joanne Ostrow

38 100%

Game of Thrones: Season 4 - The Lion and the Rose (TV Episode)

" Do they know how to throw a wedding on this series or what? "

Posted Jan 5, 2015

Joanne Ostrow

39 100%

Mad Men: Season 7 - Waterloo (TV Episode)

" Overall a rewarding hour, that leaves us with much to ponder over the break before the last seven. "

Posted Jan 4, 2015

Joanne Ostrow

40 96%

Mad Men: Season 7 - The Strategy (TV Episode)

" Tonight's was a Peggy-centric installment that delivered a rather heavy-handed take on male chauvinism circa the 1960s. Let's give the lack of subtlety a pass, given the era. "

Posted Jan 4, 2015

Joanne Ostrow

41 87%

Mad Men: Season 7 - The Runaways (TV Episode)

" It may be Don's story, but ex-wife Betty ran away with this episode -- and that was grand. "

Posted Jan 4, 2015

Joanne Ostrow

42 82%

Mad Men: Season 7 - The Monolith (TV Episode)

" What goes around comes around, on a carousel, no less. "

Posted Jan 4, 2015

Joanne Ostrow

43 89%

The Imitation Game (2014)

" [Cumberbatch's] whose portrayal of the British mathematician and WWII code-smasher is a feat of nuanced intelligence, a portrait of anguish with hints of arid humor. And, yes, arrogance. "

Posted Jan 4, 2015

Lisa Kennedy

44 100%

Mad Men: Season 7 - Field Trip (TV Episode)

" More active and engaging than last week's slow, almost stagnant hour. "Field Trip" takes characters afar to better reveal their home base. "

Posted Jan 3, 2015

Joanne Ostrow

45 80%

Downton Abbey: Season 5 (TV, 2014)

" The prettiest soap opera on TV continues to offer a refuge from the present while mirroring contemporary attitudes and evolutions. "

Posted Dec 29, 2014

Joanne Ostrow

46 81%

Galavant: Season 1 (TV, 2015)

" No medieval trope is left unturned. Watch for the singing monks, including Al Yankovic, with jazz hands. "

Posted Dec 29, 2014

Joanne Ostrow

47 95%

Mozart in the Jungle: Season 1 (TV, 2014)

" Gael García Bernal is the pixie dust sprinkled through Mozart in the Jungle, the latest original series from Amazon, giving this backstage-at-the-philharmonic dramedy its magic. "

Posted Dec 23, 2014

Joanne Ostrow

48 98%

The Overnighters (2014)

" Moss uses images of drill towers or blistering flame as visual metaphors for other things transpiring on screen: the fracturing of a family, the heated fury that comes with a sense of betrayal. "

Posted Dec 19, 2014

Lisa Kennedy

49 60%

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

" It's a big, bold, schizophrenic pageant that still manages to work on a surprising number of levels -- creative liberties and indulgences be damned. "

Posted Dec 18, 2014

John Wenzel