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Rating Title | Year Quote Author
1 88%

Ace in the Hole (The Big Carnival) (1951)

"It's the most scabrous, uncompromised work from Billy Wilder, who never made a movie that wasn't kind of an asshole."

Posted Jul 27, 2014

Walter Chaw

2 42%

300: Rise of an Empire (2014)

"Call it Sergio Corbucci's Thermopylae."

Posted Jul 27, 2014

Walter Chaw

3 91%

Venus in Fur (2014)

"A mature film but not an elderly one"

Posted Jul 27, 2014

Walter Chaw

4 91%

Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes (2014)

"I don't think Dawn will change a goddamn thing, though I'm inspired by the attempt."

Posted Jul 27, 2014

Walter Chaw

5 59%

Lucy (2014)

"Did I mention the dinosaur? Dinosaur."

Posted Jul 27, 2014

Walter Chaw

6 83%

Sleepaway Camp (1983)

"The justly-famous closing image is one of the most baffling and incongruous climaxes in a genre known and celebrated by devotees for its WTF factor."

Posted Jun 28, 2014

Bryant Frazer

7 31%

God's Pocket (2014)

"pastiche verging on clich"

Posted May 15, 2014

Walter Chaw

8 74%

Godzilla (2014)

"It's great. I can't wait to see it again."

Posted May 15, 2014

Walter Chaw

9 53%

The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (2014)

"There are obvious things that don't work about it, but Spidey 2 is rare for wanting to tackle race, gender, father issues, the shrinking middle-class, and education at all."

Posted May 1, 2014

Walter Chaw

10 82%

Darkman (1990)

"Raimi, in 1990, made the best comic-book movie there ever was..."

Posted May 1, 2014

Walter Chaw

11 89%

The Wind Rises (2014)

"mature, romantic, grand storytelling"

Posted Apr 10, 2014

Walter Chaw

12 89%

Frozen (2013)

"loses points for being a not-very-good musical"

Posted Apr 10, 2014

Walter Chaw

13 68%

Hannibal: Season 1 (TV, 2013)

" The last half of "Hannibal"'s debut season is as good as anything on television. "

Posted Apr 10, 2014

Walter Chaw

14 96%

A Star Is Born (1954)

"When A Star is Born works, though, it's painful for the right reasons."

Posted Apr 10, 2014

Walter Chaw

15 92%

The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014)

"swallowed whole by the grey beast solipsism."

Posted Apr 10, 2014

Walter Chaw

16 76%

La Notte (1961)

"one of the truly great achievements in Modern art."

Posted Apr 10, 2014

Walter Chaw

17 77%

Noah (2014)

"a deeply insane interpretation"

Posted Apr 10, 2014

Walter Chaw

18 100%

The Hidden Fortress (kakushi-toride No San-akunin) (1958)

"For all its scale, it is at its heart a "nerd" comedy"

Posted Apr 10, 2014

Walter Chaw

19 89%

Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014)

"For what it's worth, I'm looking forward to its sequel."

Posted Apr 10, 2014

Walter Chaw

20 51%

Hateship Loveship (2014)

"Boy, does it try."

Posted Apr 10, 2014

Walter Chaw

21 99%

Jodorowsky's Dune (2014)

"minor hyperbole"

Posted Apr 10, 2014

Walter Chaw

22 97%

Ernest & Célestine (2014)

"absolutely fine and entirely likeable"

Posted Apr 10, 2014

Walter Chaw

23 89%

Le Week-End (2014)

"Le Week-End is a dense relational drama indicated by tricky, wordy interplay and sharply-observed performances."

Posted Apr 9, 2014

Walter Chaw

24 96%

Thief (1981)

"Ground zero for Michael Mann--his origin story..."

Posted Apr 2, 2014

Bill Chambers

25 64%

Bad Words (2014)

"Bateman's formidable comic instincts really fail him here."

Posted Mar 12, 2014

Bill Chambers

26 78%

Monsters University (2013)

"With its juvenile orientation, uninspired gags, and disappointing lack of pathos, it's a close cousin to A Bug's Life, and certain to be just as forgotten."

Posted Mar 10, 2014

Bill Chambers

27 85%

The Jungle Book (1967)

"Disney's grandniece recently cast aspersions on the picture, but I don't share her pessimism."

Posted Mar 10, 2014

Bill Chambers

28 42%

Homefront (2013)

"The climax is a muddle and borderline preachy"

Posted Mar 10, 2014

Bill Chambers

29 81%

Night of the Comet (1984)

"crap that is fondly remembered and best left at that. "

Posted Feb 3, 2014

Walter Chaw

30 88%

Ms. 45 (2013)

"I first saw Abel Ferrara's Ms. 45 the way I suspect most men my age saw it: furtively, in my bedroom, on VHS."

Posted Jan 17, 2014

Walter Chaw

31 94%

Her (2013)

"I haven't stopped thinking about Her since I saw it. It's a gift when anything does that."

Posted Jan 7, 2014

Walter Chaw

32 75%

Lone Survivor (2014)

"for long moments, Lone Survivor is fantastic"

Posted Jan 7, 2014

Walter Chaw

33 20%

The Last Days On Mars (2013)

"movies with "Mars" in the title tend to suck"

Posted Dec 13, 2013

Walter Chaw

34 79%

Saving Mr. Banks (2013)

"Oh, I get it, haha, this is some kind of joke, right?"

Posted Dec 13, 2013

Walter Chaw

35 94%

Inside Llewyn Davis (2013)

"what it means to be an artist in a world that doesn't value them"

Posted Dec 13, 2013

Walter Chaw

36 81%

A Perfect World (1993)

"It's an American masterpiece."

Posted Nov 26, 2013

Walter Chaw

37 85%

Borgman (2014)

"A film that James Whale would have made given the chance."

Posted Nov 26, 2013

Walter Chaw

38 80%

I Used To Be Darker (2013)

"a celebration if you can call something this downbeat celebratory, of what film should act like and look like when you leave it alone."

Posted Nov 26, 2013

Walter Chaw

39 89%

The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (2013)

"the type of movie you hope no one ever brings up in polite company because you don't want to look like an a******."

Posted Nov 26, 2013

Walter Chaw

40 93%

Dallas Buyers Club (2013)

"doesn't suffer much thinking-about."

Posted Nov 26, 2013

Walter Chaw

41 ——

La cinquième saison ()

"I love the effigies in the piece, constructed by the townsfolk as ideas of order in a Wallace Stevens poem."

Posted Nov 26, 2013

Walter Chaw

42 96%

Blue Ruin (2014)

"The best Coen Bros. noir since they were making them."

Posted Nov 11, 2013

Walter Chaw

43 35%

The Counselor (2013)

"The Counselor is uniquely awful."

Posted Oct 24, 2013

Walter Chaw

44 95%

Höstsonaten (Autumn Sonata) (1978)

"Autumn Sonata can be read in part as the director's own confession and in part as his regretful nightmare, not so much mea culpa as Kyrie, eleison."

Posted Oct 22, 2013

Bryant Frazer

45 49%

Carrie (2013)

"The DePalma is about Sue and Kris, the Peirce is about Carrie herself--and therein lies all the difference."

Posted Oct 17, 2013

Walter Chaw

46 53%

Haunter (2013)

"anchored by a game performance by young Breslin, who deserves much, much better than this."

Posted Oct 14, 2013

Walter Chaw

47 60%

The Bling Ring (2013)

"It tells of the same sickness as the rest of her work, in other words, but it aims for accessibility instead of sublimity."

Posted Oct 14, 2013

Walter Chaw

48 78%

Big Bad Wolves (2014)

"If it doesn't transcend, it at least builds on the right shoulders."

Posted Oct 11, 2013

Walter Chaw

49 85%

We Are What We Are (2013)

"it's about transformation and transgression, and, when all's said and done, it's about family."

Posted Oct 8, 2013

Walter Chaw

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