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Rating
Title/Year
Author
1
The Grounded (2014)
2
4/5
Locke (2014)
A one-man show, dependent entirely on Hardy's performance as a man whose personal and professional lives are in danger of crashing down around him.
Posted Jan 31, 2014
3
3.5/5
The Raid 2 (2014)
It's still packed with bone-smashing violence, but at 148 minutes, it's packed a lot more loosely.
Posted Jan 31, 2014
4
B-
The guys have terrific chemistry, the acting is above average for the genre, and the women are surprisingly fleshed out and not just stereotypical girlfriend material.
Posted Jan 30, 2014
5
4/5
Sensible and restrained, full of drama but not with histrionics.
Posted Jan 21, 2014
6
A
David O. Russell's American Hustle is slick, surprisingly funny, and actually makes the horrendous styles of the 1970s look kind of appealing.
Posted Jan 14, 2014
7
A-
It doesn't matter whether you are for or against military involvement in Afghanistan; this is a film that captures the bond between those who serve.
Posted Jan 13, 2014
8
3.5/5
The film gets by on its cast of fine actors doing charismatic work, and that's enough to recommend it. But it's a shame Wells couldn't capture the extremes of the play -- the hilarious highs as well as the devastating lows.
Posted Jan 13, 2014
9
5/5
10
3/5
The film falls into the trap of reducing a great man's life to a series of plot points.
Posted Dec 20, 2013
11
1.5/5
12
A-
Unlike An Unexpected Journey, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug leaves audiences excited about the next chapter of the saga.
Posted Dec 12, 2013
13
3/5
A respectable biopic that's perfectly watchable and charmingly photographed, but that could stand to loosen up a bit.
Posted Dec 10, 2013
14
B-
Solid performances from Christian Bale, Casey Affleck, Sam Shepard, Woody Harrelson, and Willem Dafoe do save this gritty drama from being completely unworthy of viewing.
Posted Dec 6, 2013
15
4.5/5
Philomena (2013)
A magnificently acted and gently moving two-hankie drama.... Judi Dench's central performance is unreservedly endearing.
Posted Nov 26, 2013
16
A-
The Hunger Games: Catching Fire is not only a solid entry in the franchise but stylistically a much better movie than the film that launched the series.
Posted Nov 19, 2013
17
3.5/5
Engaging story about bright, inexperienced artists working through their tumultuous formative years.
Posted Nov 16, 2013
18
3.5/5
A bittersweet, rustic-colored drama... Authentically moving and tender.
Posted Nov 12, 2013
19
3/4
...meticulously made, sporadically captivating, and yet palpably overlong...
Posted Nov 10, 2013
20
B-
Thor: The Dark World is a case of so many characters, so little for them to do.
Posted Nov 7, 2013
21
4.5/5
Musicwood (2013)
22
3.5/5
Paints the whole picture [of young love and heartbreak] with devastating, blissful accuracy.
Posted Oct 31, 2013
23
D
It's all style, no substance, and a prime example of how a bad script can shackle a first-rate cast.
Posted Oct 24, 2013
24
3.5/5
Even if it's not great as a movie, it's intriguing as a reflection of an experience familiar to most viewers.
Posted Oct 18, 2013
25
B
Carrie (2013)
26
3.5/5
A likably blunt glimpse into the geek microcosm.... Funny, uneven story about a misfit among misfits.
Posted Oct 11, 2013
27
A
Two-time Oscar winner Hanks will most likely find himself busy come the 2014 Oscar season as he gives a brilliant tour-de-force performance in this gripping thriller.
Posted Oct 10, 2013
28
4/5
Blue Caprice (2013)
The filmmakers unnervingly convey the killers' methodical yet ultimately random cruelty, and they do it without being exploitative.
Posted Oct 8, 2013
29
A-
Gravity (2013)
A breathtaking film that's visually stunning, emotionally heart-wrenching, and has heart, soul, and even a bit of humor.
Posted Oct 3, 2013
30
2.5/5
C.O.G. (2013)
It's not necessarily the events Sedaris describes that make his essays enjoyable; it's the words he uses to describe them. Without his voice, the story falls flat.
Posted Oct 1, 2013
31
2.5/4
...an intriguing yet uneven look at life in a rarely filmed corner of the world.
Posted Sep 27, 2013
32
B
Rush (2013)
Easily [Ron] Howard's most visually impressive film, Rush is a turbo-charged action drama that's highly entertaining.
Posted Sep 26, 2013
33
B
Prisoners (2013)
34
B
I'd go as far as to rank A Single Shot among Sam Rockwell's Top 10 performances.
Posted Sep 19, 2013
35
5/5
Full of humanity and compassion and populated by rich characters, this is a soothing balm after a steady diet of raucous, bombastic fare.
Posted Sep 10, 2013
36
B-
Riddick (2013)
What it all comes down to is that Riddick is the film you expect it to be and not much more.
Posted Sep 6, 2013
37
F-
Getaway (2013)
If a friend gives you a free ticket, turn it down.
Posted Aug 29, 2013
38
3.5/5
An unadorned, sepia-toned mood piece, with an ambling pace to it.
Posted Aug 26, 2013
39
A
The only way to make The World's End any better would be to actually see it in a theater that serves beer.
Posted Aug 23, 2013
40
4/5
There's so much tender, relatable emotion in these characters and their experiences, and so much underlying goodness in them.
Posted Aug 21, 2013
41
4/5
The film is resonant and largely satisfying, but in a smaller, more cerebral way than many of its genre.
Posted Aug 21, 2013
42
C+
The film version isn't likely to win over many who haven't read the novels.
Posted Aug 20, 2013
43
F
Kick-Ass 2 (2013)
Kick-Ass 2 is a complete and utter nasty disappointment
Posted Aug 15, 2013
44
B-
We're the Millers too often settles for the tried and true, taking the easy way out when being bold would have better satisfied the audience.
Posted Aug 11, 2013
45
C
Elysium (2013)
There are occasional clever moments in Elysium, but overall it's a film on a mission and subtly be damned.
Posted Aug 8, 2013
46
47
2.5/5
Maniac (2013)
There's nothing about Maniac to set it apart from the countless other films about countless other psychos who kill countless other women.
Posted Aug 5, 2013
48
C
2 Guns (2013)
Ultimately a waste of unexpected chemistry between [Mark] Wahlberg and [Denzel] Washington.
Posted Aug 2, 2013
49
3.5/5
Benefits immeasurably from its piercing lead performances, stumbling only in its over-eagerness to make its points.
Posted Jul 26, 2013
50
3.5/5
This is a brutal yet strangely beautiful film, designed to inflict blunt-force trauma on the viewer while practically daring us not to laugh at the outrageous evil perpetrated by its villains.
Posted Jul 23, 2013