Captain Phillips (2013)
Closed Circuit (2013)
2 Guns (2013)
Blue Jasmine (2013)
Pacific Rim (2013)
"Beyond the brink but an entertainment just the same. If you have the same reaction I did about the time issue, you may start thinking you'll never get home. But, once you do, you'll have a lot to talk about. "
White House Down (2013)
The Lone Ranger (2013)
"The transformation of the title character from naive idealist to vigilante of justice is capped with a perfectly timed device that boosts the film with all its excesses and eccentricities to an exhilarating movie experience. "
Man of Steel (2013)
The East (2013)
Fast & Furious 6 (2013)
Star Trek Into Darkness (2013)
The Great Gatsby (2013)
"Orson Welles had his Citizen Kane. Luhrmann has his Great Gatsby. But, Gatsby is no Kane and Luhrmann doesn't appear to be an Orson. The lesson is that if you're going to make a movie about your hero's emptiness, that will be the nature of the product. "
33 Postcards (2013)
Iron Man 3 (2013)
"Black and Downey put a swell spin of wit into it and, in a time of superhero saturation, take a back seat to no one in reserving marquee space for their guy. Moreover, they leave you wanting more of the same, please. "
The Company You Keep (2013)
Jack the Giant Slayer (2013)
Trouble with the Curve (2012)
"From Clint Eastwood's lovable old coot persona to Amy Adams' iron-willed combativeness, this film is a stunning, beautiful surprise. A sports movie, a romance without sentimentality, and the emotional trauma of a family secret. "
Oz the Great and Powerful (2013)
"Franco hasn't mastered dialogue rhythm and there are times when the movie stalls while he gets off a line BUT, the road ahead in this glorious $235M production is lined with gold, like the invention of the exquisite China Girl. "
Zero Dark Thirty (2013)
Bullet to the Head (2013)
Gangster Squad (2013)
"Artificiality? Over-dramatized violence? Heck, I viewed it through the eyes of the teenagers for whom it was intended and was riddled with rounds of fun--even if it does suffer from a lack of historical accuracy and restraint. "
Django Unchained (2012)
Promised Land (2013)
"If an exquisitely wrought dramatization about a president who is the gold standard to the greatest number of American brings new awareness of our history to a generally non-inquisitive or tuned-in public, it will be a timeless success. "
"Washington spins for us the wreckage of a life strained by the tension between achievement and defeat, a person who thinks that he can master the odds. But, the mastery is in the actor's fine portrayal. "
Cloud Atlas (2012)
"The magnificence of the imagery and palette of wonderment here should go undisputed. But excess in order to make the history books becomes a diminishing return. While I equivocate over my rating, I also commend it to be seen--if you've got the fortitude. "
End of Watch (2012)
"These Wall Street magnates... they're taking their hits as the villains of the day in post-Enron, post-AIG, post-Lehman Brothers, post-Bernie Madoff America. The breed is getting its just condemnations, but... "
Ghosts of the Abyss (2003)
The Bourne Legacy (2012)
"It's game all the way, it has some applause moments for the superb engineering of several action sequences, and it rates high marks for conception and writing. But we're missing something. Could it be Jason Bourne? "
The Well-Digger's Daughter (2012)
The Dark Knight Rises (2012)
"Nolan and Bale have indicated that they'll be having no further visitations in the batcave, but that doesn't mean the franchise is over. There's a clue in this movie that suggests the next sequel. Read about it here. "
Friends With Kids (2012)
The Amazing Spider-Man (2012)
"The premise that creatures from outer space "engineered" human life on earth is loaded with cautionary baggage. For one thing, it screams FICTION and FANTASY in a context that strives for the appearance of realism. "
Wallander: The Revenge (2012)
"One hopes, after seeing this, that the Scandinavian producers will think again before imagining that the success of Larsson's work in the U.S. gives any old production a pass to follow in its footsteps. "
Snow White and the Huntsman (2012)
"What Stewart shows in the daunting demands of a Joan of Arc role, opposing the likes of a monster of guile and evil like Theron's majestic, entirely ruthless villain, is that she just can't hack it. "