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Rating Title | Year Quote Author
1 95%

Wild Tales (2015)

" Revenge may be a dish best served cold, but the dark comedy Wild Tales (Relatos salvajes) argues that payback is more satisfying when it's doled out in fiery, bloody and outrageous doses. "

Posted Mar 19, 2015

Rene Rodriguez

2 12%

The Gunman (2015)

" Penn remains a furiously committed method actor, even in a paycheck role such as this one. But he's not enough to prevent the film from becoming the same-old. "

Posted Mar 19, 2015

Rene Rodriguez

3 92%

Girlhood (2015)

" Director Sciamma uses an uncommonly light touch in depicting Marieme's gradual transformation from an unformed blank slate into a self-assured girl who doesn't always make the right decisions in the process of figuring herself out. "

Posted Mar 19, 2015

Rene Rodriguez

4 31%

Insurgent (2015)

" Even if you're curious about it, the movie is often plodding and frequently nonsensical, with action that never feels novel or exciting. "

Posted Mar 19, 2015

Connie Ogle

5 No Score Yet

Dawg Fight ()

" From the outside, at first glance, it looks like a horror show: young men inside a small ring pummeling each other in the backyard of a private home in West Perrine, bare-knuckled and often bleeding. "

Posted Mar 13, 2015

Rene Rodriguez

6 61%

Run All Night (2015)

" There are several times in the movie in which Neeson uses his wits instead of bullets to extricate himself from a difficult situation. In this kind of picture, that's called a plot twist. "

Posted Mar 12, 2015

Rene Rodriguez

7 85%

Cinderella (2015)

" The story of the abused but honest poor girl who wins the heart of a prince couldn't have landed in better hands. "

Posted Mar 12, 2015

Connie Ogle

8 63%

The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (2015)

" The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel is exactly that - second best. "

Posted Mar 6, 2015

Connie Ogle

9 55%

Focus (2015)

" Focus is a shiny, stylish shell game of a film that, much like its protagonists, relies on breezy chatter, a good sense of humor and a lot of misdirection to succeed. "

Posted Feb 26, 2015

Connie Ogle

10 63%

Maps to the Stars (2015)

" Cronenberg's elegant framing and camerawork are reminiscent of a photographer shooting wild fauna - he's fascinated and amused by this strange land - but his fondness for horror and disturbing imagery eventually seep into the picture. "

Posted Feb 26, 2015

Rene Rodriguez

11 82%

Human Capital (2015)

" Human Capital transplants the action from Connecticut to a wealthy suburb of Milan, but the theme remains the same: In our rush to attain supposed happiness through money and power, we often overlook the things that really matter and make us truly happy. "

Posted Feb 12, 2015

Rene Rodriguez

12 91%

Mommy (2015)

" A story of the combative relationship between a mother and her son filled with delirious swells of effusive love and sudden plummets into madness and hate. "

Posted Feb 12, 2015

Rene Rodriguez

13 25%

Fifty Shades of Grey (2015)

" Despite what you might fear, the movie is not torture. And even if it doesn't inspire lust, you will breathe a warm sigh of relief, thinking: This could have been so much worse. "

Posted Feb 12, 2015

Connie Ogle

14 25%

Jupiter Ascending (2015)

" The worst movie the Wachowskis have ever made. "

Posted Feb 5, 2015

Rene Rodriguez

15 90%

A Most Violent Year (2015)

" Abel is a man with ideals in a world that has no use for them: If he's going to succeed, he's going to have to use his wits instead of bullets. "

Posted Jan 29, 2015

Rene Rodriguez

16 89%

Still Alice (2015)

" The movie is harrowing, as any story about Alzheimer's should be, but Moore gives it an extra layer of gravity and heartbreaking inevitability. "

Posted Jan 29, 2015

Rene Rodriguez

17 99%

Leviathan (2014)

" This is a portrait of people living under constant duress, trying to drown their sorrows in a bottle and sometimes behaving in misguided ways that will free them, if only temporarily, from their grim reality. "

Posted Jan 29, 2015

Rene Rodriguez

18 49%

Cake (2015)

" Claire is the sort of role fortysomething actresses dream of: utterly unglamorous; biting; wounded. "

Posted Jan 22, 2015

Connie Ogle

19 11%

The Boy Next Door (2015)

" Whatever charges you can level at the movie, and they are legion, boring isn't one of them. "

Posted Jan 22, 2015

Rene Rodriguez

20 97%

Two Days, One Night (2014)

" Sooner or later, we all need a helping hand in our lives. But what happens when you need to convince people to extend one? "

Posted Jan 15, 2015

Rene Rodriguez

21 73%

American Sniper (2015)

" The melancholy streak coursing throughout the picture speaks to the grand tragedy of war and those who wage it on the ground, guns in hand and hearts in throat, unaware at the moment of how radically different the rest of their lives will be. "

Posted Jan 15, 2015

Rene Rodriguez

22 72%

Inherent Vice (2015)

" Although it's not as hermetic and impenetrable as The Master, Inherent Vice still comes off as a giant inside joke to anyone who hasn't read Pynchon's novel. "

Posted Jan 9, 2015

Rene Rodriguez

23 99%

Selma (2015)

" Like Dr. King did, the film captures your mind and your heart as it entertains, the way great movies often do. "

Posted Jan 9, 2015

Rene Rodriguez

24 71%

Into the Woods (2014)

" For anyone who can appreciate the darker side of fairy-tales told in a musical with depth and nuance, Into the Woods is a journey worth taking. "

Posted Dec 23, 2014

Christine Dolen

25 51%

Unbroken (2014)

" The bigger problem is that neither Jolie nor the script bothers to flesh Louis out as a fully formed person with faults and fears and regrets, which keeps the film from ever capturing you emotionally. "

Posted Dec 23, 2014

Connie Ogle

26 89%

The Imitation Game (2014)

" Unlike The King's Speech, which won a clutch of Oscars for its dull propriety and Masterpiece Theater vibe, The Imitation Game is vibrant and lively, engaging you on several levels. "

Posted Dec 23, 2014

Rene Rodriguez

27 46%

The Gambler (2014)

" The Gambler is about the torturous dissatisfaction some people feel when they've managed to do everything right but still don't feel fulfilled "

Posted Dec 23, 2014

Rene Rodriguez

28 94%

Bad Hair (2014)

" No matter how dire things may get, Pelo malo argues that hope springs eternal. "

Posted Dec 23, 2014

Rene Rodriguez

29 28%

Annie (2014)

" The new Annie is jam-packed with Glee-style choreography and greed-is-good luxury. Like its predecessors, it's a fantasy. But unlike them, it's not so much heartwarming as warmed-over. "

Posted Dec 18, 2014

Christine Dolen

30 90%

Wild (2014)

" Wild may sound like a film about redemption, but it's more about learning to live with what you can't control - and accepting what you can control, which is sometimes just as difficult. "

Posted Dec 18, 2014

Connie Ogle

31 98%

The Babadook (2014)

" This is a dark and shivery story about motherhood, a common subject for horror movies, but one that's rarely treated with such intelligence or seriousness of intent. "

Posted Dec 18, 2014

Rene Rodriguez

32 88%

Foxcatcher (2014)

" Foxcatcher is too cold of a movie to love, but that chilliness is intentional and transfixing, a parable about the darkest corners of the minds of damaged men that dares to whisper instead of shout. "

Posted Dec 18, 2014

Rene Rodriguez

33 60%

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

" OK, Mr. Jackson, you proved your point by landing the big finish. Now please, no more Middle-earth, ever. "

Posted Dec 16, 2014

Rene Rodriguez

34 88%

Top Five (2014)

" The movie, which alternates between hilariously vulgar gags and some electric improvs and riffs by Rock and his cast of all-stars, has the crackle and pop of a live performance - it energizes you. "

Posted Dec 11, 2014

Rene Rodriguez

35 28%

Exodus: Gods and Kings (2014)

" This is spectacular entertainment, practically a theme park ride, that could have used more spirituality and soul. "

Posted Dec 11, 2014

Rene Rodriguez

36 81%

The Homesman (2014)

" Parts of The Homesman are a slog to sit through, but the movie ends on a note of absurd comedy that also breaks your heart, suggesting that some people, no matter the circumstances, are incapable of change. "

Posted Dec 6, 2014

Rene Rodriguez

37 98%

Citizenfour (2014)

" Citizenfour argues that when we lose our personal privacy, we also lose our liberty, because fear overcomes our freedom of speech. "

Posted Nov 20, 2014

Rene Rodriguez

38 79%

The Theory of Everything (2014)

" Redmayne makes you forget you're watching an actor put himself through punishing contortions. He keeps you focused on the soul of a man trapped inside a malfunctioning body. "

Posted Nov 20, 2014

Rene Rodriguez

39 65%

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 (2014)

" A dark, grim and exciting entertainment. "

Posted Nov 19, 2014

Rene Rodriguez

40 89%

Big Hero 6 (2014)

" Unlike most Disney fables, there aren't any real morals or lessons to be learned here. This one is just pure, sheer fun. "

Posted Nov 6, 2014

Rene Rodriguez

41 72%

Interstellar (2014)

" This isn't Nolan's best movie, but his ambitions and trust in the audience keep getting bigger. He's one of Hollywood's few true remaining visionaries, and he's only getting warmed up. "

Posted Nov 5, 2014

Rene Rodriguez

42 95%

Whiplash (2014)

" The film's true subject is innate talent - for music, writing, painting, sculpture, plumbing, whatever - and the superhuman lengths we sometimes have to go to in order to wring it out of ourselves. "

Posted Oct 30, 2014

Rene Rodriguez

43 93%

Birdman (2014)

" Birdman takes advantage of every facet of Keaton's talent, from his knack for absurdist comedy to his seemingly effortless ability to tap into graceful profundity without making a big show of it. "

Posted Oct 30, 2014

Rene Rodriguez

44 83%

John Wick (2014)

" Where have you gone, Keanu Reeves? "

Posted Oct 22, 2014

Rene Rodriguez

45 31%

Men, Women & Children (2014)

" The problem with Men, Women & Children - and it's a big one - is that the movie isn't telling us anything we don't already know. "

Posted Oct 16, 2014

Rene Rodriguez

46 77%

Fury (2014)

" War is hell. That's entertainment, folks. "

Posted Oct 16, 2014

Rene Rodriguez

47 88%

Gone Girl (2014)

" Even knowing what's ahead doesn't prepare you for the movie's tone, which is funny yet curdled and cynical and bleak. "

Posted Oct 2, 2014

Rene Rodriguez

48 45%

Life After Beth (2014)

" Life After Beth starts feeling more conventional the wilder and darker it gets. "

Posted Sep 5, 2014

Rene Rodriguez

49 95%

Love Is Strange (2014)

" Sometimes, love can feel like hate or annoyance - it is, as the title states, strange. But sometimes, more often than not, it can be a wonderful thing. "

Posted Sep 5, 2014

Rene Rodriguez