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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
52% Lovelace (2013) Reducing an immensely disturbing, politically byzantine tale to a series of cartoonish vignettes, this celeb-studded biopic squanders a gutsy performance by Amanda Seyfried.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Jan 23, 2013
78% Hors Satan (Outside Satan) (2013) Maddening, pretentious, hypnotic and transcendent in roughly equal measure.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Jan 18, 2013
27% Struck by Lightning (2013) A mediocre coming-of-age indie.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Jan 9, 2013
46% 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
Read More | Posted Dec 19, 2012
38% Cheerful Weather For The Wedding (2012) A costumer that's well named for being pleasant and conventional but little more.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Nov 30, 2012
36% 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
37% 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
86% 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
4/4 97% Oslo, August 31st (2012) [Displays] an invigoratingly acute understanding of the psychology of insecurity, longing, defensiveness and inward-turning rage.‐ Minneapolis Star Tribune
Read More | Posted Aug 30, 2012
92% 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
40% 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
34% Deadfall (2012) A highly satisfying Western-cum-noir in the old tradition.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Jun 7, 2012
91% 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
67% 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
96% 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
Read More | Posted Apr 25, 2012
43% 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
Read More | Posted Mar 6, 2012
61% 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
73% Payback (2012) A rarefied conceptual docu that will appeal to a limited but highly appreciative audience.‐ Variety
Posted Feb 6, 2012
88% 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
100% Under African Skies (2012) Under African Skies is appreciably smarter than most celebrity musician docus.‐ Variety
Posted Feb 6, 2012
99% The Invisible War (2012) An aptly infuriating expose of sexual abuse within the U.S. military.‐ Variety
Posted Jan 31, 2012
24% The Words (2012) A literary film that stands to work best for those who don't read.‐ Variety
Posted Jan 30, 2012
94% Room 237 (2013) One of the great movies about movies.‐ Variety
Posted Jan 30, 2012
93% 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
19% Goats (2012) Genial but gratingly irrelevant and none too witty.‐ Variety
Posted Jan 26, 2012
49% 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
59% 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
88% Middle of Nowhere (2012) Solidly acted but aloof and slow as molasses.‐ Variety
Posted Jan 24, 2012
71% The Woman (2011) Calculatedly ugly and undeservedly controversial.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Jan 4, 2012
66% We Bought a Zoo (2011) Warm-blooded but largely lifeless.‐ Variety
Posted Nov 28, 2011
44% Another Happy Day (2011) [Mistakes] over-the-top dysfunctional family cruelty for comedy and drama.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Nov 14, 2011
78% Outrage (2011) The results are so visually stunning, why quibble?‐ Variety
Posted Oct 18, 2011
69% Footloose (2011) Paramount's Footloose reboot never quite cuts loose enough to distinguish itself from the original.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Oct 14, 2011
35% 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
42% Jane's Journey (2011) Spectacularly photographed and journalistically lame...‐ Village Voice
Read More | Posted Sep 13, 2011
32% 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
40% Damn! (2011) Even at 73 minutes, the film is, well, too damn long.‐ Variety
Posted Aug 12, 2011
74% 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
Read More | Posted Aug 2, 2011
73% 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
Read More | Posted Aug 2, 2011
84% 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
Read More | Posted Aug 2, 2011
81% 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
98% Project Nim (2011) Marsh's film remains a deeply haunting portrait of the unbridgeable gap between kindred species.‐ Village Voice
Read More | Posted Jul 5, 2011
84% Beginners (2011) It's strongest as the story of an artist who, in his own way, has only begun to come out.‐ Village Voice
Read More | Posted May 31, 2011
53% Last Night (2011) Tastefully provocative, ultimately haunting.‐ Variety
Posted Apr 29, 2011
56% 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
No Score Yet 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
65% Insidious (2011) A possession thriller less terrifying than fun.‐ Variety
Posted Mar 29, 2011
48% Super (2011) Waiting for Super to deliver the funny is an experience as long as the film itself.‐ Variety
Read More | Posted Mar 28, 2011
46% 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
89% Certified Copy (Copie Conforme) (2011) More compelling as an intellectual exercise than an emotional one.‐ Variety
Posted Mar 10, 2011