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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
58/100 87%

ParaNorman (2012)

"An extremely strange blend of genres and styles, ParaNorman somehow manages to pull it off...sort of." ‐Film and Felt
Posted Jan 22, 2013
42/100 73%

Rise of the Guardians (2012)

"Alas, a sweet heart and a tender message aren't enough to save Rise of the Guardians from its overly sugary ways." ‐Film and Felt
Posted Jan 12, 2013
64/100 95%

The Evil Dead (1981)

"A cult classic of the highest order, Sam Raimi's The Evil Dead is the rare 80′s movie that actually feels worthy of its lofty reputation; relatively, anyway." ‐Film and Felt
Posted Jan 6, 2013
76/100 64%

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (2012)

"Should more than satisfactorily scratch the itch of those who have waited many long years to see Middle Earth back on screen." ‐Film and Felt
Posted Jan 1, 2013
60/100 86%

Wreck-it Ralph (2012)

"Despite being a perfectly entertaining Disney picture, Wreck-it Ralph leaves that nagging taste in the mouth that it could have been so much more." ‐Film and Felt
Posted Dec 30, 2012
65/100 86%

Arbitrage (2012)

"It's appropriate that Arbitrage gets its American release while our country is knee-deep in the fight over the fiscal cliff and the future of our financial institutions." ‐Film and Felt
Posted Dec 30, 2012
80/100 93%

Skyfall (2012)

"Skyfall epitomizes what a Bond movie should be, and its director, for once, justifiably deserves much of the credit." ‐Film and Felt
Posted Dec 30, 2012
72/100 92%

Senna (2011)

"...a surprisingly deft examination of the power of faith..." ‐Film and Felt
Posted Feb 5, 2012
39/100 84%

The Ides of March (2011)

"A rehash of a recent political phenomenon dressed up to seem more daring than it actually is." ‐Film and Felt
Posted Jan 20, 2012
65/100 100%

The Phantom Tollbooth (1970)

"The animation is clean, with enough pop to do Dictionopolis-and-company justice." ‐Film and Felt
Posted Jan 20, 2012
65/100 94%

Win Win (2011)

"There's a real earnestness to the proceedings: if someone had relayed the setup to me via email or over cocktails, I would have bet heavily that we'd be looking at a sappy mess of clichés." ‐Film and Felt
Posted Jan 13, 2012
57/100 90%

Bridesmaids (2011)

"I like that Bridesmaids aspires to be more than just a dumb comedy, but that doesn't mean it needs to belabor its point for what feels like eons." ‐Film and Felt
Posted Jan 13, 2012
70/100 96%

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 2 (2011)

"For the most part, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part II picks up right where Part I, the franchise's shining beacon on a hill, leaves off. " ‐Film and Felt
Posted Jan 13, 2012
60/100 68%

Black Death (2011)

"An entertaining, if by-the-numbers, entry to the sword-and-shield genre, Black Death features lots of blood, disease, and the seemingly requisite Sean Bean." ‐Film and Felt
Posted Jan 2, 2012
57/100 79%

Shame (2011)

"The writing barely scratches the surface of what should have been a fascinating subject." ‐Film and Felt
Posted Dec 31, 2011
32/100 85%

A Better Life (2011)

"Each sequence plays out in mind-numbingly cliched fashion: father-son lectures, chin-up resilience-especially the final shot-and a stern message about the heartless anti-immigration movement are depicted in an infuriatingly shallow manner." ‐Film and Felt
Posted Dec 30, 2011
40/100 76%

War Horse (2011)

"The treacle is unyielding, and that's basically a kiss of death for a picture that's working off a script with such potential for hokey melodrama." ‐Film and Felt
Posted Dec 30, 2011
37/100 80%

Young Adult (2011)

"If Up in the Air had a certain cavalier attitude in its direction, Young Adult is downright lazy." ‐Film and Felt
Posted Dec 30, 2011
67/100 71%

Carnage (2011)

"Embattled filmmaker Roman Polanski has always been drawn to the dark sides of humanity, so it's no surprise he'd be drawn to the play "Carnage."" ‐Film and Felt
Posted Dec 30, 2011
67/100 65%

Hobo With a Shotgun (2011)

"A cult picture that's completely comfortable in its own skin." ‐Film and Felt
Posted Nov 30, 2011
64/100 75%

The Adventures of Tintin (2011)

"A brisk, charming, enjoyable romp." ‐Film and Felt
Posted Nov 30, 2011
53/100 76%

The Other F Word (2011)

"We do get to see Flea of Red Hot Chili Peppers cry, though. That gets some bonus points in my book." ‐Film and Felt
Posted Nov 17, 2011
49/100 84%

Tucker and Dale vs. Evil (2011)

"This goofy, over-the-top tale of college students on a camping trip warring with two local West Virginia hillbillies lacks a core identity." ‐Film and Felt
Posted Nov 17, 2011
62/100 51%

The Lost World - Jurassic Park (1997)

"I never held The Lost World in such high esteem, but I watched it multiple times and always felt it got a bit of a bum rap. After checking it out again fourteen years later, I still feel the same way." ‐Film and Felt
Posted Oct 13, 2011
75/100 100%

The Gay Divorcee (1934)

"The Gay Divorcee offers a terrific mix of wit, humor, and, of course, song-and-dance. " ‐Film and Felt
Posted Oct 13, 2011
60/100 88%

Shall We Dance (1937)

"It's about innuendo and devious plots (though, of course, the stories are always essentially backdrops to showcasing the Astaire-and-Rogers show), and while it has plenty of amusing moments and some good musical numbers, it feels stiff at times, " ‐Film and Felt
Posted Oct 13, 2011
68/100 67%

The Story of Vernon and Irene Castle (1939)

"It's not exactly a stretch for Astaire and Rogers, but they do the old rags-to-riches angle seamlessly, and the finale is surprisingly touching." ‐Film and Felt
Posted Oct 13, 2011
30/100 65%

The Outsiders (1983)

"Francis Ford Coppola's cheesy, overblown adaptation of S.E. Hinton's wonderful novel captures none of the book's gritty magic." ‐Film and Felt
Posted Jul 12, 2011
76/100 96%

Summer (Le rayon vert) (1986)

"It's as if we ourselves are observing life, learning and evolving with Delphine." ‐Film and Felt
Posted Jul 9, 2011
46/100 86%

X-Men: First Class (2011)

"Its attributes and weaknesses can be broken down into two categories: the relationship between Professor Charles Xavier (James McAvoy) and Magneto (Michael Fassbender), and everything else" ‐Film and Felt
Posted Jul 9, 2011
78/100 100%

The Friends of Eddie Coyle (1973)

"Peter Yates' crime drama is chock-full of wonderful moments, creative framing (especially an intrusion in a bank teller's home early on in the proceedings), and emotional punch." ‐Film and Felt
Posted Jul 9, 2011
68/100 100%

Batman: Under the Red Hood (2010)

"An extremely dark, brisk chapter in the Dark Knight's ever-popular screen sagas." ‐Film and Felt
Posted Jul 9, 2011
68/100 94%

Gone With the Wind (1939)

"The golden standard for classic Hollywood bombast, this one." ‐Film and Felt
Posted Jul 9, 2011
35/100 64%

Room Service (1938)

"With far too many drawn-out chats lacking in any wit or humor, Room Service is close to a total Marx Brothers dud." ‐Film and Felt
Posted Jun 29, 2011
69/100 93%

Midnight in Paris (2011)

"As befits Woody Allen, Midnight in Paris. is chock-full of cultural homages: Hemingway and Stein are just a small sample of the legends Allen parades onscreen." ‐Film and Felt
Posted Jun 29, 2011
65/100 93%

The Freshman (College Days) (1925)

"My first foray into the comedic world of Harold Lloyd yielded eerily similar results to my initial exposure to W.C. Fields." ‐Film and Felt
Posted Apr 24, 2011
57/100 96%

Cave of Forgotten Dreams (2011)

"In many ways, Cave of Forgotten Dreams perfectly embodies the identity that Werner Herzog v. 2000′s has chosen to take on. " ‐Film and Felt
Posted Apr 24, 2011
76/100 No Score Yet

Smart Money (1931)

"In many ways, the first half of Alfred E. Green's Smart Money can be seen as a stage-setter for John Dahl's game-changing Rounders." ‐Film and Felt
Posted Apr 24, 2011
69/100 100%

The Roaring Twenties (1939)

"A powerful story of wartime bonds and their staying power through the most adverse of circumstances." ‐Film and Felt
Posted Apr 8, 2011
55/100 84%

La princesse de Montpensier (The Princess of Montpensier) (2011)

"Never dull, but it also never takes that step into truly encompassing like the very best genre entries." ‐Film and Felt
Posted Apr 7, 2011
68/100 86%

Meek's Cutoff (2011)

"Meek's Cutoff may not match Reichardt's previous two works in emotional heft, but it continues to cement her as a young director to watch closely." ‐Film and Felt
Posted Apr 6, 2011
73/100 100%

Park Row (1952)

"Another strong, if lesser-known, depiction of the ruthless, cutthroat newspaper industry." ‐Film and Felt
Posted Apr 5, 2011
56/100 91%

Little Caesar (1931)

"Little Caesar makes two classic LeRoy joints that I've found perfectly solid...and thoroughly underwhelming, especially when viewed through the prism of their reputations." ‐Film and Felt
Posted Apr 5, 2011
61/100 88%

The Thing from Another World (1951)

"A solid, workmanlike film that holds up better than one would expect." ‐Film and Felt
Posted Mar 13, 2011
45/100 94%

Winter's Bone (2010)

"Winter's Bone certainly has its redeeming qualities, particularly its cinematography and a superb lead performance by Jennifer Lawrence, but man, does it feel EMPTY until a gripping sequence near the end." ‐Film and Felt
Posted Mar 13, 2011
70/100 91%

Hot Fuzz (2007)

"Hot Fuzz, Edgar Wright's follow-up to his extremely popular zombie satire Shaun of the Dead (2004), improves on the latter's strong points in every conceivable way while drastically tightening up its weakest elements." ‐Film and Felt
Posted Mar 13, 2011
54/100 91%

Ministry of Fear (1944)

"It's certainly fitting that after filling his German years with ballsy, predictive masterpieces about Nazi rule-by-fear, Fritz Lang would finally make a film that directly involves Nazis." ‐Film and Felt
Posted Jan 31, 2011
58/100 83%

The Ghost Writer (2010)

"Polanski's skills are obvious in his compositions and patience, and a nervous energy hovers over much of the picture...yet I consistently felt disengaged, like the pacing was mismanaged." ‐Film and Felt
Posted Jan 30, 2011
70/100 95%

The Woman in the Window (1944)

"For much of its brisk running time, The Woman in the Window plays like another balls-to-the-wall gem from the rarely-less-than-masterful Fritz Lang." ‐Film and Felt
Posted Jan 30, 2011
31/100 66%

The Karate Kid (2010)

"Zwart's adaptation pretty much fails across the board." ‐Film and Felt
Posted Jan 27, 2011
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