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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
2.5/4 29% Dumb and Dumber To (2014) "There is a lot that is overly familiar here, but it doesn't keep it from being funny enough to pass as a worthwhile diversion " ‐ Q Network Film Desk
Posted Feb 18, 2015
3.5/4 98% 101 Dalmatians (1961) "The fact that 101 Dalmatians plays easily alongside both the oldest and most recent of Disney's best is tribute to just how modern it was and continues to be. " ‐ Q Network Film Desk
Posted Feb 11, 2015
4/4 85% Safe (1995) " For all its disquiet, Safe is truly about the terror of losing control-or, even more frightening, being made aware of the fact that we never had control to begin with. " ‐ Q Network Film Desk
Posted Feb 7, 2015
3.5/4 100% The Palm Beach Story (1942) "one of the outright funniest movies of its era, a veritable parade of wicked-rapid dialogue, absurdist narrative loops, and socially subversive attitude " ‐ Q Network Film Desk
Posted Feb 7, 2015
2.5/4 72% American Sniper (2015) "It's too bad that it isn't a better movie, as its more complex shadings tend to get lost in the narrative rush and overly familiar situations, which makes it all the easier to misunderstand it and treat it like a political jackhammer " ‐ Q Network Film Desk
Posted Jan 24, 2015
3.5/4 89% A Most Violent Year (2015) "Chandor is proving himself to be, if anything, a magnificent cinematic chameleon " ‐ Q Network Film Desk
Posted Jan 15, 2015
4/4 89% Tootsie (1982) "a wonderful movie, full of warmth and good humor balanced with both farcical silliness and level-headed recognition of certain social truths about the sexes we often want to ignore " ‐ Q Network Film Desk
Posted Jan 9, 2015
3/4 60% The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies (2014) "works reasonably well in bringing the story to a satisfying conclusion while also delivering a cavalcade of action sequences that, unlike some of the action in the earlier films, is narratively justified and effectively rendered " ‐ Q Network Film Desk
Posted Dec 21, 2014
2/4 27% Exodus: Gods and Kings (2014) "the film's racial issues only make it seem that much leaden, unimaginative, and old-fashioned " ‐ Q Network Film Desk
Posted Dec 19, 2014
3.5/4 79% The Theory of Everything (2014) "Redmayne will get the lion's share of attention for his performance, but Jones's portrayal of Jane cannot be underestimated, as her ability to convey the conflict between her character's fortitude and her emotional exhaustion is the film's foundation " ‐ Q Network Film Desk
Posted Dec 17, 2014
2.5/4 91% Birdman (2014) "a tour-de-force media satire that is scattered in so many directions that it ends up wearing out its welcome " ‐ Q Network Film Desk
Posted Dec 16, 2014
3.5/4 98% The Babadook (2014) "as dramatically compelling as it is scary (and it is, indeed, very scary) " ‐ Q Network Film Desk
Posted Dec 11, 2014
3/4 No Score Yet Shock Waves (1977) "a fun, diverting bit of undead horror that can at the very least claim both originality and influence, as it is arguably the first horror film to include Nazi zombies " ‐ Q Network Film Desk
Posted Dec 9, 2014
2.5/4 65% The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 (2014) "a whole lot of set-up for what we imagine will be payoff in Part 2, which doesn't necessarily make it any easier to slog through " ‐ Q Network Film Desk
Posted Dec 2, 2014
2.5/4 71% Interstellar (2014) "nothing if not grandly ambitious, and while that ambition is certainly admirable, especially in an industry choking on increasingly interchangeable big-budget franchises and starving for original ideas, it is also part of the film's downfall. " ‐ Q Network Film Desk
Posted Nov 15, 2014
3/4 100% Trafic (Traffic) (1972) "has enough moments of inspiration and good will that it does not quite deserve the critical status it has been afforded " ‐ Q Network Film Desk
Posted Nov 10, 2014
3.5/4 100% The Big Day (Jour De Fete) (1952) "a genial, ambling comedy that uses the figure of a klutzy postman named François (played by Tati himself) as the centerpoint for a series of comedic episodes involving a small French village preparing for a big festival " ‐ Q Network Film Desk
Posted Nov 4, 2014
3/4 77% Fury (2014) "Far from being just a celebration of American blood-and-guts warfare against a clearly evil enemy, Fury gives us real glimpses into the heart of darkness " ‐ Q Network Film Desk
Posted Oct 31, 2014
3.5/4 100% My Darling Clementine (1946) "generally considered the Wyatt Earp film against which all others are judged " ‐ Q Network Film Desk
Posted Oct 30, 2014
2.5/4 82% The Two Faces of January (2014) "Amini is perhaps too intent on producing a film whose elegance outweighs its horrors, and as a result The Two Faces of January never fully delves into the hearts of darkness clearly beating beneath its mannered surface. " ‐ Q Network Film Desk
Posted Oct 24, 2014
4/4 96% The Innocents (1961) "the beauty enhances the dread by intensifying our sense of how feeble even the most luminous of surfaces can be in hiding the horrors beneath, which is appropriate for a film awash in Freudian subtext " ‐ Q Network Film Desk
Posted Oct 17, 2014
4/4 88% Gone Girl (2014) "gets completely under your skin, rattles your sense of what's right and wrong, and generally undercuts any kind of moral pretense we might bring into the theater " ‐ Q Network Film Desk
Posted Oct 15, 2014
3/4 88% The Good Lie (2014) "quite contrary to traditional Hollywood standards, the film does not approach a story about the Third World through the eyes of a Western protagonist, but rather through the eyes of those who live the story directly " ‐ Q Network Film Desk
Posted Oct 10, 2014
3/4 37% Believe Me (2014) "The balancing act they manage in poking fun at evangelical culture ... while not blatantly mocking organized religion and, more importantly, people's faith, is impressive " ‐ Q Network Film Desk
Posted Oct 6, 2014
3/4 77% Kelly & Cal (2014) "manages to deal honestly with issues of superficiality and repression among the white-picket-fence set while also allowing for the complexities of human expression and feeling " ‐ Q Network Film Desk
Posted Oct 1, 2014
3/4 No Score Yet Deliria (Bloody Bird)(Sound Stage Massacre)(Stage Fright) (1987) "At times, Stagefright transcends both its low-budget economics and its well-worn genre requirements and achieves something sublime that can only be described as "Hitchcockian." " ‐ Q Network Film Desk
Posted Sep 26, 2014
4/4 91% Eraserhead (1977) "a nightmarish spin down an industrial-wasteland rabbit hole that is equal parts surreal head-scratcher and emotionally driven horrorshow " ‐ Q Network Film Desk
Posted Sep 25, 2014
4/4 86% Macbeth (1971) "not only represents an apex of Polanski's darkest sensibilities, but it is one of the most fascinating of Shakespearean adaptations " ‐ Q Network Film Desk
Posted Sep 23, 2014
2.5/4 34% The November Man (2014) "Donaldson punctuates numerous scenes with sub-John Woo physical calisthenics and slow-motion violence that does nothing to enhance the intensity and everything to divert our attention " ‐ Q Network Film Desk
Posted Sep 16, 2014
3/4 51% The Zero Theorem (2014) "Waltz twitches nervously and holds his body in such a way that suggests he is literally trying to draw up inside himself, and despite the numerous obstacles to identification, he comes across as strangely sympathetic. " ‐ Q Network Film Desk
Posted Sep 15, 2014
4/4 98% Boyhood (2014) "both rewards and challenges our expectations of a coming-of-age narrative, delivering a portrait of growing up that is both poignant and poetic " ‐ Q Network Film Desk
Posted Sep 2, 2014
3.5/4 81% The One I Love (2014) "turns on a disarming sci-fi twist as a means of digging deeper into the realm of the keenly observed romantic dramedy " ‐ Q Network Film Desk
Posted Aug 27, 2014
3/4 80% Scanners (1981) "an intriguing and (by Cronenberg's standards, at least) fun movie " ‐ Q Network Film Desk
Posted Aug 20, 2014
4/4 98% A Hard Day's Night (1964) "an art film and an exploitation film, a comedy and a musical, a celebration of the Beatles and a satire of their fame and fortune " ‐ Q Network Film Desk
Posted Aug 15, 2014
2/4 68% The Big Chill (1983) "Even if the film isn't timeless, the soundtrack certainly is. " ‐ Q Network Film Desk
Posted Aug 7, 2014
3.5/4 95% Snowpiercer (2014) "a taut social allegory about class and power cleverly packaged as an exhilarating action thriller " ‐ Q Network Film Desk
Posted Aug 6, 2014
2.5/4 44% Planes: Fire And Rescue (2014) "It's not that there's less than meets the eye in Planes: Fire & Rescue, but rather that it is exactly what meets the eye: all surface, nothing more, nothing less. " ‐ Q Network Film Desk
Posted Jul 30, 2014
4/4 100% Hearts and Minds (2004) "has not lost its power to provoke and challenge our conventional understanding of patriotism and the necessity of war " ‐ Q Network Film Desk
Posted Jul 29, 2014
3.5/4 97% Insomnia (1998) "fascinated by the conundrums of human psychology and moral frailty, which is why the film is centered on a protagonist who is generally dislikable as a person, yet is inherently compelling as a human subject. " ‐ Q Network Film Desk
Posted Jul 28, 2014
3.5/4 90% Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes (2014) "treats the material with a respectable sense of philosophical and sociological sensitivity while still maintaining the pulpy pleasures of its post-apocalyptic sci-fi conceit " ‐ Q Network Film Desk
Posted Jul 28, 2014
4/4 94% Picnic at Hanging Rock (1975) "an evocative, impressionistic masterwork " ‐ Q Network Film Desk
Posted Jul 21, 2014
3/4 28% Deliver Us from Evil (2014) "Derrickson successfully breathes life into some of the more exhausted aspects of the horror genre and produces a film that both scares and provides significant food for thought. " ‐ Q Network Film Desk
Posted Jul 12, 2014
3/4 90% Judex (1963) "a lot of fun, especially for discerning cinephiles who know their film history " ‐ Q Network Film Desk
Posted Jul 10, 2014
2.5/4 50% Maleficent (2014) "whenever the film threatens to sink into CGI oblivion or narrative clunkiness, Jolie is there to save the day with her screen-grabbing presence " ‐ Q Network Film Desk
Posted Jul 10, 2014
3.5/4 87% Joe (2014) "a beautifully, painfully wrought drama about violence and redemption " ‐ Q Network Film Desk
Posted Jun 25, 2014
2/4 34% Miracle at St. Anna (2008) "Lee clearly has magical realism, fable, and historical enormity on the brain, and even though he stuffs the film with everything but the proverbial kitchen sink, his ultimate point is anyone's guess " ‐ Q Network Film Desk
Posted Jun 11, 2014
3.5/4 100% Red River (2001) "inaugurated the second, more intriguing half of John Wayne's career, enabling him to be cast in roles that were more than just macho posturing and gruff heroism " ‐ Q Network Film Desk
Posted Jun 9, 2014
2.5/4 49% Stalingrad (2014) "while the narrative encourages a sense of philosophical reflection about the horrors of war, the film's video-game-inspired look constantly puts us at a distance by overly aestheticizing the violence with extreme slow motion and bullet time effects " ‐ Q Network Film Desk
Posted Jun 4, 2014
4/4 83% The Easy Life (Il sorpasso) (1962) "Risi proves to have a deft sense of managing the intertwined humor and drama of his incredibly complex characters " ‐ Q Network Film Desk
Posted Jun 3, 2014
3/4 91% X-Men: Days of Future Past (2014) "the story's stakes are, despite the familiarly bleak post-apocalyptic setting, inherently more personal and intimate, which makes the film as a whole more emotionally gripping " ‐ Q Network Film Desk
Posted Jun 2, 2014
2/4 24% Devil's Knot (2014) "doesn't have enough of a unique take on the overly familiar material to elevate it from the documentaries that covered the story so much better " ‐ Q Network Film Desk
Posted May 30, 2014
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