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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
3/4 86%

Wreck-it Ralph (2012)

"The art design and color palette of "Wreck-It Ralph" permit unlimited sets, costumes and rules, giving the movie tireless originality and different behavior in every different cyber word." ‐Chicago Sun-Times
Posted Nov 1, 2012
4/4 78%

Flight (2012)

"Not often does a movie character make such a harrowing personal journey that keeps us in deep sympathy all of the way." ‐Chicago Sun-Times
Posted Nov 1, 2012
3/4 100%

The American Scream (2012)

"We discover that the haunted house hobby has inspired a small industry, annual conventions and inspirational talks by haunters." ‐Chicago Sun-Times
Posted Oct 25, 2012
3/4 50%

Pusher (2012)

"If we haven't caught on from earlier films that drug pushing is a thankless persuasion, maybe this is the movie that will pound in the lesson." ‐Chicago Sun-Times
Posted Oct 25, 2012
3.5/4 80%

The Other Son (2012)

"I wonder how this story would play out if they were both still quite young." ‐Chicago Sun-Times
Posted Oct 25, 2012
3.5/4 90%

Keep the Lights On (2012)

"When you summon memories of this film, they are almost always of two men in a room, in a default state of discontent." ‐Chicago Sun-Times
Posted Oct 25, 2012
3/4 31%

Chasing Mavericks (2012)

""Chasing Mavericks" is made with more care and intelligence than many another film starting with its template might have been." ‐Chicago Sun-Times
Posted Oct 25, 2012
3.5/4 93%

The Sessions (2012)

"This film rebukes and corrects countless brainless and cheap sex scenes in other movies. It's a reminder that we must be kind to one another." ‐Chicago Sun-Times
Posted Oct 25, 2012
4/4 66%

Cloud Atlas (2012)

"Surely this is one of the most ambitious films ever made." ‐Chicago Sun-Times
Posted Oct 25, 2012
3/4 84%

You've Been Trumped (2012)

"I imagine Trump's idea of beauty is the antiseptic tackiness of the tinfoil towers he erects around the world." ‐Chicago Sun-Times
Posted Oct 18, 2012
3/4 87%

Middle of Nowhere (2012)

"Most of the action takes place within the mind of a lonely woman. That's why Corinealdi is so effective in the lead." ‐Chicago Sun-Times
Posted Oct 18, 2012
3.5/4 84%

Smashed (2012)

"This is a serious movie about drinking but not a depressing one." ‐Chicago Sun-Times
Posted Oct 18, 2012
3.5/4 66%

For Ellen (2012)

"This performance, unlike anything Paul Dano has ever done, must have required some courage." ‐Chicago Sun-Times
Posted Oct 18, 2012
3.5/4 53%

Simon and the Oaks (2012)

"Poetic, romantic and idealistic, it begins in 1939 and concludes after the end of World War II." ‐Chicago Sun-Times
Posted Oct 18, 2012
3.5/4 85%

Snabba cash (Easy Money) (2012)

"One of the most involving of the many first-rate thrillers that have come recently from Scandinavia." ‐Chicago Sun-Times
Posted Oct 18, 2012
2/4 11%

Alex Cross (2012)

"The direction by Rob Cohen is so careless that the film's climax is set up by a car crash that, if I am not mistaken, is completely coincidental." ‐Chicago Sun-Times
Posted Oct 18, 2012
4/4 96%

Argo (2012)

"Both spellbinding and surprisingly funny." ‐Chicago Sun-Times
Posted Oct 11, 2012
3.5/4 82%

Seven Psychopaths (2012)

"Well, they have the title right. I don't know how these people found one another, but they certainly belong on the same list." ‐Chicago Sun-Times
Posted Oct 11, 2012
3/4 63%

Sinister (2012)

""Sinister" is an undeniably scary movie, with performances adding enough human interest to give depth to the basic building blocks of horror." ‐Chicago Sun-Times
Posted Oct 11, 2012
3.5/4 55%

Now, Forager (2012)

""Now, Forager" is a uncompromising film about two people who don't deserve each other - but maybe nobody deserves either one of them." ‐Chicago Sun-Times
Posted Oct 11, 2012
3.5/4 94%

The House I Live In (2012)

"Jarecki's film makes a shattering case against the War on Drugs ..." ‐Chicago Sun-Times
Posted Oct 11, 2012
2/4 67%

Fred Won't Move Out (2012)

"It has a great many shots of trees, leaves and insects and some story gaps." ‐Chicago Sun-Times
Posted Oct 11, 2012
3/4 87%

Frankenweenie (2012)

"This isn't one of Burton's best, but it has zealous energy." ‐Chicago Sun-Times
Posted Oct 4, 2012
3/4 21%

Taken 2 (2012)

"The cast is uniformly capable and dead serious, and if you're buying what Luc Besson is selling, he's not short-changing you." ‐Chicago Sun-Times
Posted Oct 4, 2012
3.5/4 82%

Escape Fire: The Fight to Rescue American Healthcare (2012)

"The first hospital visit for many sick Americans is to an emergency room, the most expensive and hurried care available." ‐Chicago Sun-Times
Posted Oct 4, 2012
3/4 43%

The Paperboy (2012)

""The Paperboy" is great trash, and as Pauline Kael told us, the movies are so seldom great art that if we can't appreciate great trash, we might as well not go at all." ‐Chicago Sun-Times
Posted Oct 4, 2012
3.5/4 90%

The Well-Digger's Daughter (2012)

"To call "The Well Digger's Daughter" an old-fashioned film is to pay it a compliment. Here is a love story embedded in traditional values." ‐Chicago Sun-Times
Posted Oct 4, 2012
3/4 75%

The Ambassador (2012)

"You can imagine how this could have become a 1950s British comedy. It is all real." ‐Chicago Sun-Times
Posted Oct 4, 2012
1/4 55%

V/H/S (2012)

"What's the point? None of the segments is particularly compelling. Strung together, it's way too much of a muchness." ‐Chicago Sun-Times
Posted Oct 4, 2012
1.5/4 10%

About Cherry (2012)

"Here is a movie that suggests prostitution is something that just sort of happens to you, like Lyme disease." ‐Chicago Sun-Times
Posted Oct 4, 2012
3.5/4 93%

Looper (2012)

""Looper" weaves between past and present in a way that gives Johnson and his actors opportunities to create a surprisingly involving narrative." ‐Chicago Sun-Times
Posted Sep 27, 2012
3.5/4 86%

The Perks of Being a Wallflower (2012)

"All of my previous selves still survive somewhere inside of me, and my previous adolescent would have loved "The Perks of Being a Wallflower."" ‐Chicago Sun-Times
Posted Sep 27, 2012
2/4 33%

Won't Back Down (2012)

"A film where typecasting and color-coding makes it easy to predict which characters are good or bad." ‐Chicago Sun-Times
Posted Sep 27, 2012
2/4 80%

Pitch Perfect (2012)

"It's a twentysomething song-and-dance movie built around rival a cappella groups. That's more exciting than dueling string quartets, I suppose - but no, the quartets would be performing better material." ‐Chicago Sun-Times
Posted Sep 27, 2012
3/4 88%

Head Games (2012)

"The documentary by Steve James paints a devastating picture of the long-term consequences of head injuries among pro NFL players." ‐Chicago Sun-Times
Posted Sep 27, 2012
2.5/4 33%

Snowman's Land (2012)

"Thomson is more successful at visual composition than narrative momentum; would-be sequences of black comedy are too stretched out to benefit from timing." ‐Chicago Sun-Times
Posted Sep 27, 2012
0/4 55%

I Spit on Your Grave (Day of the Woman) (1978)

"This is a film without a shred of artistic distinction. It lacks even simple craftsmanship. There is no possible motive for exhibiting it, other than the totally cynical hope that it might make money." ‐Chicago Sun-Times
Posted Sep 20, 2012
3.5/4 99%

How to Survive a Plague (2012)

"We grow familiar with the names and faces of many of the leaders in the movement. Some look directly into the camera and say they expect to die of the disease. Some are correct." ‐Chicago Sun-Times
Posted Sep 20, 2012
4/4 85%

End of Watch (2012)

""End of Watch" is one of the best police movies in recent years, a virtuoso fusion of performances and often startling action." ‐Chicago Sun-Times
Posted Sep 20, 2012
3/4 51%

Trouble with the Curve (2012)

"Any Eastwood film is notable above all for its professionalism. If the story here has certain foreseeable moments, that's not to say they aren't set up well and deliver right on time." ‐Chicago Sun-Times
Posted Sep 20, 2012
2.5/4 86%

The Master (2012)

""The Master" is fabulously well-acted and crafted, but when I reach for it, my hand closes on air." ‐Chicago Sun-Times
Posted Sep 20, 2012
3.5/4 71%

Liberal Arts (2012)

"It's the kind of film that appeals powerfully to me; to others, maybe not so much." ‐Chicago Sun-Times
Posted Sep 20, 2012
3/4 75%

Hello I Must Be Going (2012)

"Much credit goes here to Christopher Abbott, whose persuasive performance bridges the gap. He's like a living embodiment of the cliche, "I love you enough for the both of us."" ‐Chicago Sun-Times
Posted Sep 20, 2012
3/4 85%

Detropia (2012)

"Via beautiful cinematography, the film wanders the city, contrasting a new automaker's towers with abandoned hotels, derelict theaters, ruined houses and people walking through the snow down the middle of streets because there's no traffic." ‐Chicago Sun-Times
Posted Sep 20, 2012
2/4 55%

Beloved (2012)

"The plot of "Beloved," I'm afraid, may try your patience." ‐Chicago Sun-Times
Posted Sep 13, 2012
4/4 86%

Arbitrage (2012)

"Hitchcock called his most familiar subject "The Innocent Man Wrongly Accused." Jarecki pumps up the pressure here by giving us a Guilty Man Accurately Accused, and that's what makes the film so ingeniously involving." ‐Chicago Sun-Times
Posted Sep 13, 2012
2.5/4 76%

Alps (2012)

"A film peculiar beyond all understanding, based on a premise that begs belief." ‐Chicago Sun-Times
Posted Sep 6, 2012
4/4 77%

Samsara (2012)

"Filmed over five years, in locations in 25 countries, it is the kind of experience you simply sink into." ‐Chicago Sun-Times
Posted Sep 6, 2012
2/4 24%

The Words (2012)

"I enjoyed the settings, the periods and the acting. I can't go so far as to say I cared about the story, particularly after it became clear that its structure was too clever by half." ‐Chicago Sun-Times
Posted Sep 6, 2012
2/4 61%

The Awakening (2012)

"Whatever." ‐Chicago Sun-Times
Posted Aug 30, 2012
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