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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review

Hors Satan (Outside Satan) (2013)

"Maddening, pretentious, hypnotic and transcendent in roughly equal measure." ‐Variety
Posted Jan 18, 2013

Struck by Lightning (2013)

"A mediocre coming-of-age indie." ‐Variety
Posted Jan 9, 2013

Cirque Du Soleil: Worlds Away (2012)

"A bona fide high-wire act, Cirque du Soleil: Worlds Away delivers towering thrills through its candy-colored 3D ode to the titular outfit's astounding acrobatics." ‐Variety
Posted Dec 19, 2012

Cheerful Weather For The Wedding (2012)

"A costumer that's well named for being pleasant and conventional but little more." ‐Variety
Posted Nov 30, 2012

The ABCs of Death (2013)

"The ABCs of Death is an appallingly bad concoction of disgusting shorts that run through the alphabet but really should've stopped at "A."" ‐Variety
Posted Oct 12, 2012

Stand Up Guys (2013)

"Veering between buddy movie and action-thriller, Stand Up Guys is a mildly raunchy, modestly entertaining geriatric comedy." ‐Variety
Posted Oct 12, 2012

The Perks of Being a Wallflower (2012)

"First-time writer-director Stephen Chbosky adapts his young-adult bestseller with far more passion than skill, which suits familiar scenes of adolescent awkwardness aptly enough." ‐Variety
Posted Sep 10, 2012
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Oslo, August 31st (2012)

"[Displays] an invigoratingly acute understanding of the psychology of insecurity, longing, defensiveness and inward-turning rage." ‐Minneapolis Star Tribune
Posted Aug 30, 2012

Mosquita Y Mari (2012)

"First-time writer-director Aurora Guerrero beautifully captures the fluctuating dynamics of friendship between 15-year-old girls in Mosquita y Mari." ‐Variety
Posted Aug 1, 2012

The Girl from the Naked Eye (2012)

"Newcomer Jason Yee proves plenty adept at chopsocky, but his chops are nonexistent on the thesping side." ‐Variety
Posted Jun 15, 2012

Deadfall (2012)

"A highly satisfying Western-cum-noir in the old tradition." ‐Variety
Posted Jun 7, 2012

Holy Motors (2012)

"Only dream logic -- give or take pure cinema -- can begin to explain the wacky beauty of what goes on here." ‐Variety
Posted May 23, 2012

The Road (2012)

"This low-budget shocker eventually pays off, displaying just enough narrative ingenuity to compensate for a cinematically crude and logistically sketchy deployment of the requisite blood-and-guts mayhem." ‐Variety
Posted May 10, 2012

Sleepless Night (2012)

"There's no mistaking Jardin's playful mastery of the Hollywood-style action aesthetic; his movie starts in high gear and accelerates steadily from there." ‐Variety
Posted Apr 25, 2012

Silent House (2012)

"The pic's true star is Martinovic's unblinking camera, which really ought to have been let loose in some other house." ‐Variety
Posted Mar 6, 2012

John Dies at the End (2013)

"Give or take the titular disclosure, John Dies at the End is a thoroughly unpredictable horror-comedy -- and an immensely entertaining one, too." ‐Variety
Posted Feb 7, 2012

Payback (2012)

"A rarefied conceptual docu that will appeal to a limited but highly appreciative audience." ‐Variety
Posted Feb 6, 2012

Shut Up and Play the Hits (2012)

"Much like the band's self-conscious synth-pop itself, Shut Up is initially satiric but ultimately disarming in its emotional resonance." ‐Variety
Posted Feb 6, 2012

Under African Skies (2012)

"Under African Skies is appreciably smarter than most celebrity musician docus." ‐Variety
Posted Feb 6, 2012

The Invisible War (2012)

"An aptly infuriating expose of sexual abuse within the U.S. military." ‐Variety
Posted Jan 31, 2012

The Words (2012)

"A literary film that stands to work best for those who don't read." ‐Variety
Posted Jan 30, 2012

Room 237 (2013)

"One of the great movies about movies." ‐Variety
Posted Jan 30, 2012

Indie Game: The Movie (2012)

"The pic scores big points by drawing a sharp distinction between corporate vidgame programmers and indies." ‐Variety
Posted Jan 30, 2012

Goats (2012)

"Genial but gratingly irrelevant and none too witty." ‐Variety
Posted Jan 26, 2012

Black Rock (2013)

"Straining to be a distaff "Deliverance," indie thriller Black Rock is unable to shock, much less convince." ‐Variety
Posted Jan 24, 2012

The End of Love (2013)

"Too often toddles over the fine line between cute and cloying before finding its footing in the final reel." ‐Variety
Posted Jan 24, 2012

Middle of Nowhere (2012)

"Solidly acted but aloof and slow as molasses." ‐Variety
Posted Jan 24, 2012

The Woman (2011)

"Calculatedly ugly and undeservedly controversial." ‐Variety
Posted Jan 4, 2012

We Bought a Zoo (2011)

"Warm-blooded but largely lifeless." ‐Variety
Posted Nov 28, 2011

Another Happy Day (2011)

"[Mistakes] over-the-top dysfunctional family cruelty for comedy and drama." ‐Variety
Posted Nov 14, 2011

Outrage (2011)

"The results are so visually stunning, why quibble?" ‐Variety
Posted Oct 18, 2011

Footloose (2011)

"Paramount's Footloose reboot never quite cuts loose enough to distinguish itself from the original." ‐Variety
Posted Oct 14, 2011

The Thing (2011)

"The new Thing, helmed by first-timer Matthijs van Heijningen, nods deferentially to John Carpenter's still-scary cult film while displaying little comprehension of what made it work." ‐Variety
Posted Oct 13, 2011

Jane's Journey (2011)

"Spectacularly photographed and journalistically lame..." ‐Village Voice
Posted Sep 13, 2011

Sarah Palin: You Betcha! (2011)

"Sarah Palin -- You Betcha! shovels enough dirt on the Tea Party guru and self-described hockey mom to satisfy her haters, but lacks sufficient humor and insight to make it a must-see for anyone outside the Brit muckraker's fan base." ‐Variety
Posted Sep 12, 2011

Damn! (2011)

"Even at 73 minutes, the film is, well, too damn long." ‐Variety
Posted Aug 12, 2011

The Whistleblower (2011)

"Late-reel scenes of suspense involving the heinously victimized Ukrainians fall somewhere along the line between shocking reportage and standard-issue torture porn." ‐Village Voice
Posted Aug 2, 2011

Bellflower (2011)

"Writer-director-actor Evan Glodell's testosterone-fueled fever-dream indie Bellflower impresses less for its screeching take on extended adolescent fury than for its own macho, wacko, pedal-to-metal embodiment of same." ‐Village Voice
Posted Aug 2, 2011

Mysteries of Lisbon (2011)

"Raul Ruiz's head-spinning Mysteries of Lisbon is a period drama of contemporary import -- and of the highest order." ‐Variety
Posted Aug 2, 2011

The Myth Of The American Sleepover (2011)

"Well-intentioned but derivative and only intermittently engaging, the suburban Michigan-set indie hits at least as many false notes as true ones." ‐Variety
Posted Jul 20, 2011

Project Nim (2011)

"Marsh's film remains a deeply haunting portrait of the unbridgeable gap between kindred species." ‐Village Voice
Posted Jul 5, 2011

Beginners (2011)

"It's strongest as the story of an artist who, in his own way, has only begun to come out." ‐Village Voice
Posted May 31, 2011

Last Night (2011)

"Tastefully provocative, ultimately haunting." ‐Variety
Posted Apr 29, 2011

The Vanishing of the Bees (2011)

"Hypnotic slo-mo images of honeybees flapping their wings are about all that distinguishes the docu Vanishing of the Bees from a well-researched article on its subject." ‐Variety
Posted Apr 26, 2011
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Bonnie and Clyde vs. Dracula (2011)

"Not as fun as it sounds, Bonnie & Clyde vs. Dracula shoots blanks before sucking the life out of its premise." ‐Variety
Posted Apr 26, 2011

Insidious (2011)

"A possession thriller less terrifying than fun." ‐Variety
Posted Mar 29, 2011

Super (2011)

"Waiting for Super to deliver the funny is an experience as long as the film itself." ‐Variety
Posted Mar 28, 2011

Soul Surfer (2011)

"The true story of one-armed surfer girl Bethany Hamilton keeps its balance in Soul Surfer, a kind-hearted coming-of-age drama with killer waves." ‐Variety
Posted Mar 28, 2011

Certified Copy (Copie Conforme) (2011)

"More compelling as an intellectual exercise than an emotional one." ‐Variety
Posted Mar 10, 2011

Drive Angry (2011)

"Sharp 3D lensing and low-octane camp humor help rev up Drive Angry." ‐Variety
Posted Feb 25, 2011
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