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Jay Antani

Jay Antani
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
3.5/4 91%

Nebraska (2013)

"Payne's most accomplished and emotionally affecting movie since his masterwork, About Schmidt (2002)" ‐Cinema Writer
Posted Feb 27, 2014
3.5/4 77%

The Wolf of Wall Street (2013)

"Absorbing performances, stylistic wit, a lacerating and subversive sense of humor: The Wolf of Wall Street delivers all of these in spades" ‐Cinema Writer
Posted Jan 18, 2014
2.5/4 94%

Inside Llewyn Davis (2013)

"The film has a frustrating, neither-here-nor-there quality." ‐Cinema Writer
Posted Jan 17, 2014
3/4 74%

The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug (2013)

"It's natural to be repelled by Jackson's commercial- and franchise-minded motives ... but, ultimately, he delivers escapist entertainment that functions as the cinematic equivalent of comfort food." ‐Cinema Writer
Posted Jan 13, 2014
2/4 93%

American Hustle (2013)

"more successful than any of the cons on-screen is the con Hustle plays on its audience," ‐Cinema Writer
Posted Jan 2, 2014
3/4 95%

Her (2013)

"Her does American cinema proud" ‐Cinema Writer
Posted Dec 20, 2013
2/4 94%

All Is Lost (2013)

"the Cliffs Notes version of the deeper, more profound character study that never transpires on-screen" ‐Cinema Writer
Posted Dec 17, 2013
2/4 94%

Dallas Buyers Club (2013)

"It is everything cheap, shallow and pandering about American independent cinema." ‐Cinema Writer
Posted Dec 13, 2013
4/4 96%

12 Years a Slave (2013)

"The film of the decade." ‐Cinema Writer
Posted Nov 15, 2013
3/4 96%

Gravity (2013)

"a cinematic spectacle without equal" ‐Cinema Writer
Posted Oct 3, 2013
2.5/4 98%

Before Midnight (2013)

"Before Midnight is no romance. It's a horror movie. " ‐Cinema Writer
Posted Jul 5, 2013
3/4 67%

World War Z (2013)

"Pitt's soulful performance lends World War Z real heart and strength." ‐Cinema Writer
Posted Jun 30, 2013
2/4 50%

White House Down (2013)

"Had director Emmerich allowed the chain reaction of comic chemistry sparked by these leads to carry the film, there's no telling how good White House Down could've been. " ‐Cinema Writer
Posted Jun 30, 2013
3.5/4 75%

The Way Back (2011)

"a solid, resonant meditation on survival, on hope, on the value of life in the face of implacable hostility, portrayed memorably by an excellent cast and [Director] Weir's vast, brutal, awe-inspiring landscapes" ‐Cinema Writer
Posted Feb 16, 2013
3/4 92%

Zero Dark Thirty (2013)

"Purely as cinematic exercise, Zero Dark Thirty is an exhilarating piece of work. But, beyond its for-the-times subject matter, the work does not linger whatsoever." ‐Cinema Writer
Posted Feb 13, 2013
2.5/4 64%

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (2012)

"a drag-down, mildly diverting entertainment" ‐Cinema Writer
Posted Jan 10, 2013
3/4 92%

Silver Linings Playbook (2012)

"delivers the kind of sharply timed laughs that Sturges and Wilder would've appreciated" ‐Cinema Writer
Posted Dec 6, 2012
7.5/10 96%

Chasing Ice (2012)

"Perhaps most eloquent of all -- the most frightening and heartbreaking proof that something is wrong -- lies in the documentary's incredible imagery." ‐Paste Magazine
Posted Nov 29, 2012
3.5/4 90%

Lincoln (2012)

"There is directorial mastery here, and, even for those like me for whom the power of Lincoln is a percolating realization, one thing is certain: The performance by Daniel Day-Lewis is astonishing." ‐Cinema Writer
Posted Nov 24, 2012
3/4 78%

Flight (2012)

"As A-list substance-abuse melodramas go, this one lands safely enough." ‐Cinema Writer
Posted Nov 14, 2012
2/4 93%

Skyfall (2012)

"Who pays the price for Skyfall? Bond fans do, of course. But so does Daniel Craig. He's not going to be around forever - not in this shape, anyway." ‐Cinema Writer
Posted Nov 10, 2012
3/4 89%

Moon (2009)

"Intriguing, imaginative, and thematically ambitious, Moon gives ample proof that Jones is a serious talent, pushing his concepts into intellectually and spiritually challenging territory." ‐Cinema Writer
Posted Nov 8, 2012
3.5/4 93%

Looper (2012)

"Looper is among the cleverest, most skillfully crafted and entertaining sci-fi thrillers of the past 20 years. " ‐Cinema Writer
Posted Nov 2, 2012
3.5/4 96%

Argo (2012)

"Argo is among the worthiest spy thrillers to come out of Hollywood in years, and it puts to rest (at least for this reviewer) any doubts over Affleck's chops as a smart, shrewd director of consistently topnotch fare. " ‐Cinema Writer
Posted Oct 29, 2012
2.5/4 50%

Pusher (2012)

"a perfectly serviceable race-against-the-clock thriller thanks to a powerful lead performance from Richard Coyle." ‐Paste Magazine
Posted Oct 26, 2012
6.5/10 68%

The Flying Swords of Dragon Gate (2012)

"While the technology is a dampener and the plotting burdensome, Flying Swords has enough charm and pizzazz to merit a good time at the movies." ‐Paste Magazine
Posted Aug 31, 2012
2.5/4 33%

Death by China (2012)

"As a wake-up call... Navarro scores points." ‐Paste Magazine
Posted Aug 17, 2012
7/10 97%

Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry (2012)

"Ai Weiwei is too commanding and fascinating a figure to ignore, and Never Sorry is an excellent showcase for why he matters to the world." ‐Paste Magazine
Posted Jul 26, 2012
2/4 66%

Trishna (2012)

"dismal and unconvincing" ‐Paste Magazine
Posted Jul 13, 2012
3/4 83%

Mr. Arkadin (1962)

"a mesmerizing experience, a schizoid crime caper that's half-potboiler and half-reverie" ‐Cinema Writer
Posted May 30, 2012
1/4 40%

Tonight You're Mine (2012)

"A prime example of a movie whose setting must compensate for an absence of any actual merit." ‐Paste Magazine
Posted May 9, 2012
8/10 79%

The Deep Blue Sea (2012)

"The intimacy of Davies's direction captures the brilliance of Weisz and her co-stars' performances." ‐Paste Magazine
Posted Mar 15, 2012
3.5/4 96%

The Kid with a Bike (2012)

"continues the Belgian writing-directing brothers Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne's extraordinary run of charting the lives of European down-and-outers navigating difficult moral and spiritual terrain." ‐Paste Magazine
Posted Mar 15, 2012
3/4 No Score Yet

No Room for Rockstars (2012)

"a heartbreaking snapshot of how the music becomes bait for corporate interests to snatch up alienated youth, turning an entire culture into a profiteering scheme." ‐Paste Magazine
Posted Mar 5, 2012
2.5/4 96%

Undefeated (2012)

"In introducing us to [Coach] Courtney...Undefeated finds its voice" ‐Paste Magazine
Posted Mar 5, 2012
3/4 94%

Hugo (2011)

"the most soulful, most personal fiction film in [Scorsese's] career" ‐Cinema Writer
Posted Feb 24, 2012
3/4 85%

Chronicle (2012)

"an enjoyable spin through the tropes of the superhero origin story" ‐Cinema Writer
Posted Feb 13, 2012
3/4 78%

The Grey (2012)

"Aside from Neeson's top-caliber performance...the movie's got several excellent set pieces..." ‐Cinema Writer
Posted Feb 13, 2012
4/4 87%

The Ground Truth (2006)

"perhaps the most important protest statement yet committed to film since the outbreak of [the Iraq War]" ‐Cinema Writer
Posted Feb 6, 2012
2/4 87%

Jesus Camp (2006)

"Jesus Camp doesn't just preach to the converted, it bores and frightens them." ‐Cinema Writer
Posted Feb 6, 2012
2/4 23%

Resident Evil: Afterlife (2010)

"The occasional flashes of imagination aside, "Afterlife" epitomizes what movies written largely by software and marketing committees look like" ‐Cinema Writer
Posted Jan 30, 2012
1.5/4 86%

Le refuge (Hideaway (Le refuge)) (2010)

"Ozon masks his lack of sensitivity to the material with his characteristic cerebral detachment and pretense to subtlety." ‐Cinema Writer
Posted Jan 30, 2012
2/4 50%

Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole (2010)

"the story's inherent sense of fantasy and genuinely felt moments of exhilaration...and danger...keeps us engaged - for a time, at least" ‐Cinema Writer
Posted Jan 30, 2012
2/4 43%

Barry Munday (2010)

"D'Arienzo's screenplay and direction goes for a cross between naturalism and absurdity, but it's largely a queasy, oil-and-water blend. " ‐Cinema Writer
Posted Jan 30, 2012
2.5/4 98%

Inside Job (2010)

"As a documentary, this is a clear-eyed, steadily building prosecution against Wall Street. But, in the end, Ferguson's film is just a moot trial in which the defendants have already escaped scot-free." ‐Cinema Writer
Posted Jan 30, 2012
2.5/4 71%

Red (2010)

"The cast's efforts go about halfway to compensating for Red's lack of inspiration elsewhere. " ‐Cinema Writer
Posted Jan 30, 2012
2.5/4 51%

Cool It (2010)

"That this documentary is solution-oriented rather than fear-oriented as so many recent ones...have been is itself a reason for touting it." ‐Cinema Writer
Posted Jan 30, 2012
1/4 32%

How Do You Know (2010)

"What happened to James L. Brooks? " ‐Cinema Writer
Posted Jan 30, 2012
3/4 68%

Mumbai Diaries (2011)

"a refreshing, well-meaning entry in India's new brand of globally savvy cinema, [which] augurs exciting things from [director] Rao and her peers" ‐Cinema Writer
Posted Jan 30, 2012
3.5/4 87%

The Last Lions (2011)

"an extraordinary achievement" ‐Cinema Writer
Posted Jan 27, 2012
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