The Premature Burial (1962)
"The picture is hurt by the central casting as well as too much narrative recycling required for this to reach feature length, but a nice plot twist allows the movie to end in somewhat satisfactory style."
Make Way for Tomorrow (1937)
Mad Max (1979)
Hot Pursuit (2015)
The D Train (2015)
Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015)
"The marvel that was 2012's The Avengers receives a letdown of a sequel ... Make no mistake: This new picture is worth seeing, but the sense of magic is largely missing from a follow-up that subscribes to the Bigger Is Better theory."
Do I Sound Gay? (2015)
Tales Of The Grim Sleeper (2014)
Slow West (2015)
"Not a traditional Western by any stretch of the imagination, Slow West operates in the same manner as such haunting and off-kilter horse operas as Jim Jarmusch's Dead Man and John Hillcoat's The Proposition."
Ex Machina (2015)
"The movie milks its desolate setting for maximum impact: Nathan's secluded house-cum-laboratory is cannily employed as its own self-contained petri dish, with existential quandaries being analyzed under Garland's morally tuned microscope. "
The Age of Adaline (2015)
"A high level of suspension of disbelief -- we're talking Code Red -- is required to enjoy The Age of Adaline, and the film is charming enough and accomplished enough that we willingly give ourselves over ... to a point."
The Water Diviner (2015)
Tales of Terror (1962)
Odd Man Out (1947)
Eddie and the Cruisers (1983)
Class of 1984 (1982)
"Director-coscripter Mark Lester films this for maximum cathartic impact, tapping into viewers' thirst for justice and revenge against these disreputable brats as thoroughly as the filmmakers behind such eye-for-an-eye yarns as Death Wish and The Crow."
The Babadook (2014)
"Making a significant feature-film debut as both director and writer, Jennifer Kent has fashioned a psychological drama that's ultimately more about real-world terrors than about the types of monsters that reside in the closet or under the bed."
True Story (2015)
While We're Young (2015)
"A great film about modern generational relationships still needs to be made. But until such a movie comes along, the entertaining and occasionally insightful While We're Young does its part to help fill in the (generation) gap."
The Thin Blue Line (1988)
Solomon and Sheba (1959)
Invaders from Mars (1986)
The Bounty (1984)
"While no match for the revered classic that earned the Best Picture Academy Award for 1935 (Mutiny on the Bounty, starring Clark Gable and Charles Laughton), this is an intelligent retelling that relates the historic mutiny through an altered prism."
To Sir, With Love (1967)
Stormy Weather (1943)
"Valerie Perrine delivers a heartbreaking performance, one which earned her the Best Actress prize at Cannes as well as Best Supporting Actress awards from the New York Film Critics Circle and the National Board of Review."
The Breakfast Club (1985)
"The late John Hughes' finest hour (he didn't have many, despite a prolific output), The Breakfast Club was the best of the so-called "Brat Pack" features as well as a seminal film for many who came of age in the 1980s."
Scream, Blacula, Scream (1973)
The Sure Thing (1985)
Ride the Pink Horse (1947)
"The plot isn't the attraction here; instead, it's the intriguing relationships between the characters, the black-and-white camerawork by the great Russell Metty (Touch of Evil, Spartacus), and the scintillating performances by all concerned."
Without a Clue (1988)
"The role reversal proves to be an irresistible hook for a comedy, and for the most part, Without a Clue delivers on this idea, with wonderful performances by Kingsley and Caine and crackling banter by scripters Gary Murphy and Larry Strawther."
"There's a rolling-boulder scene that almost certainly inspired Spielberg and Lucas when they initially dreamed up Raiders of the Lost Ark, and Peter Ronson's lovable lunk Hans seems like a live-action template of Frozen's Kristoff."
Furious 7 (2015)
Wild Tales (2015)
"Made for modern-day moviegoers who don't want their films TOO messy (a la Un Chien Andalou, Multiple Maniacs or Eraserhead), Wild Tales is more often like mild tales, yet that's not necessarily a knock."
Get Hard (2015)
"This will be tagged racist by some and commended for puncturing racism by others. There are a number of choice bits, yet for every couple of gags that work, there's one that falls flat. The odds when it comes to the homophobic material are even worse."
"Tris and Four never grow as characters, while Winslet's Jeanine continues to register less as a formidable movie villain and more like that strict teacher you had in 10th grade who always assigned too much homework."
"Filmgoers need another fairy tale flick about as much as they need another Pirates of the Caribbean sequel (oops, too late), yet Cinderella swiftly casts aside all doubts and derision to reveal itself as a particularly enchanting piece of cinema."
Run All Night (2015)
Force Majeure (2014)
Under Fire (1983)
"Anyone who (like me) is a sucker for 80s political thrillers set in troubled foreign lands will find this a must-watch, in the same class as The Killing Fields, Missing, Salvador and The Year of Living Dangerously. "
Unfinished Business (2015)