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Rating
Title/Year
Author
1
5/5
2
3.5/5
The film, warm and sunshiny, examines the awkward limbo status between childhood and young adulthood with tart humor.
Posted Jul 15, 2013
3
4/5
Barbara (2012)
A quietly tense drama ... builds slowly to its conclusion, as subtly powerful as it is inevitable.
Posted Jul 13, 2013
4
1/5
The what-the-heck-was-that? novelty wears off with astonishing speed once it sinks in that none of this is going anywhere.
Posted Jul 13, 2013
5
4/5
A thoughtful, sentimental fable.
Posted Jul 13, 2013
6
4/5
The complexity of the characters and the simplicity of the story balance out to a rewarding coming-of-age drama for adults.
Posted Jul 13, 2013
7
4/5
Stoker (2013)
Marvelously assembled by a craftsman who takes pleasure in unsettling our minds while he messes with our eyes.
Posted Jul 13, 2013
8
4/5
Bites off a little more than it can chew in that respect, but it's still a deeply affecting drama with a powerful impact.
Posted Jul 12, 2013
9
3/5
Simon Killer (2013)
There's a highly engaging dramatic thriller hidden somewhere in this lugubrious, tamped-down Parisian nightmare.
Posted Jul 12, 2013
10
4/5
An often gripping coming-of-age story involving rival gangs, societal pressures, self-discovery, brotherly affection, and drugs.
Posted Jul 12, 2013
11
2.5/5
With its florid narration, non-linear structure, and endless shots of a woman in flowing skirts twirling in fields, on beaches, and in supermarket aisles, it's dangerously close to being a parody of a Malick movie.
Posted Jul 12, 2013
12
4/5
An artistic but unpretentious examination of young love, with all its uncertainties and mini-tragedies.
Posted Jul 12, 2013
13
4/5
Every bit as charming and joyful as it is profane, affectionately portraying a slice of life that feels both exotic and recognizable.
Posted Jul 12, 2013
14
3.5/5
Reasonably thoughtful, moderately engaging material dealing with some thorny issues. It may be a catalyst for intelligent conversation, which is more than you can say for most movies.
Posted Jul 12, 2013
15
4.5/5
Polley is savvy, using her talent as a director -- as a storyteller -- to give it universal appeal even though it's a very specific account.
Posted Jul 12, 2013
16
B+
Pacific Rim (2013)
Who cares about silly things like logic and sharp dialogue when you've got Charlie Day mind-melding with Kaiju and Jaegers using ships as clubs to swat down the nasty beasts.
Posted Jul 11, 2013
17
3.5/5
Byzantium (2013)
The film doesn't offer the terror of some vampire stories or the swooning romance of others, but does provide a supernaturally tinged vampire tale for grown-ups.
Posted Jul 10, 2013
18
4/5
A sublimely jolly presentation of a delightful play.
Posted Jul 10, 2013
19
4/5
You may not fall in love with the film, but I'd be surprised if you came out of it not feeling happier. In fact, if that happens, please watch it again. You must have done something wrong.
Posted Jul 10, 2013
20
C
90 minutes of derisive mockery and finger-pointing. We agree with the sentiment, sure. But what about it?
Posted Jul 10, 2013
21
B
The East (2013)
an engaging and almost uncomfortably thought-provoking dramatic thriller about what we -- as individuals and as a society -- value most.
Posted Jul 10, 2013
22
2/4
The Purge (2013)
It's a rather ludicrous premise that's employed to persistently underwhelming effect by writer/director James DeMonaco...
Posted Jul 8, 2013
23
D-
Violent to the point that to recommend this film to any Disney-loving kid would perhaps taint said child's opinion of the Mouse House for life.
Posted Jul 2, 2013
24
25
C
If you have to chose just one White House under attack movie, the wise choice would be to spend your money on Olympus Has Fallen.
Posted Jun 27, 2013
26
2/4
...Furious 6 fares noticeably worse than its surprisingly entertaining (yet far-from-flawless) predecessor...
Posted Jun 25, 2013
27
4/5
28
B-
Man of Steel (2013)
29
A-
30
F
The Purge (2013)
All the duct tape in the world couldn't pull this poorly put together snorefest into something resembling an entertaining film.
Posted Jun 6, 2013
31
D-
After Earth (2013)
Whatever budget was spent on After Earth did not go into the effects.
Posted May 30, 2013
32
B-
In Fast and Furious 6, the gang - or 'family' - is now capable of pulling off superhuman feats that defy logic (and gravity).
Posted May 24, 2013
33
B-
Well, it's not as bad as The Hangover Part 2 so The Hangover Part 3 does have that going for it.
Posted May 22, 2013
34
A
Entertaining, smartly written, and well-paced, Star Trek Into Darkness is actually a better film overall than 2009's Star Trek.
Posted May 17, 2013
35
C+
The Great Gatsby is flashy and energetic but never emotionally engaging.
Posted May 9, 2013
36
B-
Iron Man 3 (2013)
My best advice when it comes to heading out to a screening of Iron Man 3: lower your expectations.
Posted May 2, 2013
37
D-
Pain & Gain (2013)
In the hands of the Coen Brothers or filmmakers of that ilk, the story may have worked.
Posted Apr 25, 2013
38
B
42 (2013)
42's a compelling, uplifting story about two men who deserve to be remembered.
Posted Apr 12, 2013
39
D
40
B
Because it doesn't take the easy way out, Olympus Has Fallen actually delivers more thrills than expected.
Posted Mar 21, 2013
41
C
The Incredible Burt Wonderstone has one major problem: the main character isn't nearly as interesting as everyone who surrounds him.
Posted Mar 14, 2013
42
C+
Characters and a fun story take backseat to the overpowering effects that hardly ever allow the audience to forget they're looking at something computer created.
Posted Mar 1, 2013
43
D
Forget dialogue, character development, or logic, A Good Day to Die Hard is a bad day at the movies for anyone but the biggest Die Hard fans.
Posted Feb 15, 2013
44
D
Safe Haven (2013)
45
F
The theft of identity that's going on here is the fact this thing is falsely advertising itself as a comedy
Posted Feb 8, 2013
46
B
Side Effects (2013)
With Side Effects, Soderbergh has once more perfectly cast a film.
Posted Feb 7, 2013
47
A-
Warm Bodies (2013)
Warm Bodies is one of the first must-sees of 2013.
Posted Jan 31, 2013
48
D+
This is a cast that, given the right material, could have made a film to rival The Untouchables.
Posted Jan 11, 2013
49
4.5/5
50
B