Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015)
"Joss Whedon again works out a way to make world-destroying forces colloquial, keeping the humanity in superhumans. Because of that humanism-it's a pessimistic film, certain that the sun is setting on the human race-Ultron works as mammoth entertainment. "
Ex Machina (2015)
Children of Men (2006)
Wendy and Lucy (2008)
Seymour: An Introduction (2015)
" A tender counterpoint to Whiplash. Anyone in any field of artistic endeavor could learn something about their struggles from watching Bernstein's patience, and by listening to his arguments against the importance of fame "
It Follows (2015)
Star Trek (2009)
Wild Tales (2015)
What We Do In The Shadows (2015)
"More and more I'm beginning to suspect that what killed the musical was the introduction of 1960s fast-editing styles. What revs up the energy in a thriller or a modern love story doesn't function as well during a musical number. "
The Hurt Locker (2009)
Slumdog Millionaire (2008)
No Country for Old Men (2007)
Fifty Shades of Grey (2015)
"Thelanguage of 50 Shades is actually of the financial deal and the job interview, replete with the kind of counter-intuitive sloganeering we hear in advertisements. So much of what Christian Grey says is what money would say if it could talk. "
The Departed (2006)
Human Capital (2015)
American Sniper (2015)
Mr. Turner (2014)
In Bruges (2008)
The Babadook (2014)
"Kent knows that maternal madness is a subject for prime cinematic terror. Either placidly succumbing to insanity with heavy eyelids and a half-smile, or roaring, caught in its vortex, the brave Essie Davis is completely convincing. "
Force Majeure (2014)
"But with great slyness, this anti-comedy goes broader to examine how couples are always looking for an advantage over one another-how after a certain time, husbands and wives are always groping for a weapon. "
"As in the Grimm Brothers stories, there's something very pagan in Coraline, something that doesn't jibe with our feelings that good always defeats evil. Rather it insists that cleverness and a little treachery is always needed to save our skins. "
" It's surprising how much more imagination this modest film has of the possibility of such wanton destruction than Edge of Tomorrow had...and in that Tom Cruise movie, the aliens actually destroyed the city. "
Big Hero 6 (2014)
Pelican Dreams (2014)
"You have to take Whiplash's tunnel vision for what it's worth, the idea that there's only one sort of perfection, only one school worth attending...This kind of acting is to acting what a drum solo is to music. "
Dear White People (2014)
"The film's bravery and open ending is credible, despite the dead spots, and that woeful self-seriousness that poxes student wit. You can hit the nail on the head a hundred times and still have a rickety structure. "
Brand Upon the Brain! (2006)
The Cabin in the Woods (2012)
David Bowie Is Happening Now (2014)
This Ain't No Mouse Music! (2014)
Okuribito (Departures) (2009)
"The laughter and family fights that break out at funerals might be part of this movie's rural, working-class eye. Departures favors farmland and old-fashioned wood-fired bathhouses over the Tokyo mania. It celebrates old-style, hands-on craft. "
The Skeleton Twins (2014)
The Last Of Robin Hood (2014)
"Straightjacketed by copyrights and a low budget...but with Christine Vachon as producer and Todd Haynes as exec producer, this movie honors melodrama as a method for broadening minds about forbidden love. "
Little Children (2006)
The November Man (2014)
Inglourious Basterds (2009)
World's Greatest Dad (2009)