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Merchants Of Doubt (2015)
The Comedians: Season 1 (TV, 2015)
Weird Loners: Season 1 (TV, 2014)
Younger: Season 1 (TV, 2015)
Wendy and Lucy (2008)
American Crime: Season 1 (TV, 2015)
The Last Man on Earth: Season 1 (TV, 2015)
Secrets and Lies: Season 1 (TV, 2015)
Battle Creek: Season 1 (TV, 2015)
Maps to the Stars (2015)
" David Cronenberg has fashioned a distinguished career making films about death, disease, sexual perversity and violence. But it's doubtful he's ever directed anything as scabrous and self-loathing as Maps to the Stars. "
The Hurt Locker (2009)
" Locker is merciless in its wretched view of life during wartime. IEDs, suicide bombers, even old-school sniper fire -- all these things are around to remind soldiers that death is imminent at any waking minute. "
The King's Speech (2010)
McFarland USA (2015)
Still Alice (2015)
" Still Alice benefits from solid acting down the line -- Kristen Stewart is especially fine as Moore's struggling actress daughter -- but it exists in a rarefied world of privilege unknown to most Alzheimer's patients. "
Allegiance: Season 1 (TV, 2015)
" In Cake, Aniston shows that she's got the goods, the ability to delve into a complex, not particularly likable, character and make her thoroughly believable. If only the film were as good as its star. "
Empire: Season 1 (TV, 2015)
Top Five (2014)
" Top Five is filled with the kind of smart, lewd dialogue that has made Rock a standup god. And for the first time in his career, Rock has the authority, charisma and screen presence of a real movie star. "
The Theory of Everything (2014)
" Directed with economy and beautifully acted by all concerned (Staunton, in female battle-ax mode, is particularly great), Pride ends on a note that is guaranteed not to leave a dry eye in the theater. "
Constantine: Season 1 (TV, 2014)
Tucker & Dale vs Evil (2011)
Short Term 12 (2013)
Atlas Shrugged: Part I (2011)
Jane the Virgin: Season 1 (TV, 2014-2015)
" Yeah, it's a lot and in a fast-moving hour, you're pulled into a world that's funny and sweet and, because of the grounded performances and delightful characters, is somehow believable and always heartfelt. "
Marry Me: Season 1 (TV, 2014)
Cristela: Season 1 (TV, 2014)
American Horror Story: Freak Show (TV, 2014)
The Flash: Season 1 (TV, 2014-2015)
Bad Judge: Season 1 (TV, 2014)
A to Z: Season 1 (TV, 2014-2015)
Gracepoint: Season 1 (TV, 2014)
The Great Beauty (2013)
A Royal Affair (2012)
That Awkward Moment (2014)
Out of the Furnace (2013)
Stalker: Season 1 (TV, 2014)
Selfie: Season 1 (TV, 2014)
Manhattan Love Story: Season 1 (TV, 2014)
" The only thing really going for this is Tipton's adorable Meg Ryan vibe in playing sweet (which doesn't mean she has to be helpless!) Dana. She's a lot of fun to watch (much more so than smug Peter) and viewers will root for her. "
black-ish: Season 1 (TV, 2014-2015)
NCIS: New Orleans: Season 1 (TV, 2014-2015)
Scorpion: Season 1 (TV, 2014)