Casa de mi padre (2012)
Jeff Who Lives at Home (2012)
The Kid with a Bike (2012)
Seeking Justice (2012)
"It's pretty easy to figure out what is going on and where it is all headed, even the red herrings designed to put the viewer off the scent pretty rudimentary and overly familiar when all is said and done."
Friends With Kids (2012)
John Carter (2012)
Salmon Fishing in the Yemen (2012)
"At the same time, it never quite knows what to completely do with itself, either, the climactic scenes a hodgepodge of melodramatic clichés that come perilously close to erasing all the amity generated by the first two-thirds."
Silent House (2012)
Sound of Noise (2012)
Being Flynn (2012)
Dr Seuss' The Lorax (2012)
"Dr. Seuss' The Lorax doesn't speak for anyone, no one at all, and if it does have a tongue it's tied itself into so many knots trying to decipher its points, beyond the obvious ones, of course, is frustratingly impossible."
Project X (2012)
"It is a failed attempt to analyze what it means to rebel in the twenty-first century, and as such ends up being a party, not for the ages or the record books, but instead for the dustbin of rancid ideas and concepts better left forgotten. "
Act of Valor (2012)
In Darkness (2012)
Perfect Sense (2012)
"It's hard to grab hold of this piece, difficult to grasp on what it is exactly the director and the writer are trying to say, and while plenty of individual moments border on sensational on the whole this one left me scratching my head. "
"Pina is a celebration of what it is to inspire greatness, a passionate dance of life, love and inspiration that transcends its central figure to become something as timeless, and as hopeful, as the innovative and remarkable woman who inspired it. "
The Secret World of Arrietty (2012)
"This divine hand-drawn animated adventure took my breath away on more than one occasion, and by the time it came to an end all I wanted to do was run up to the projection booth and make the theatre start it over from the beginning."
This Means War (2012)
"McG directs as if on autopilot, and while the action scenes are technically proficient they're so lacking in energy and momentum you kind of wonder if the adrenaline junkie wunderkind threw them in as some sort of afterthought."
Kill List (2012)
"He pokes and prods the audience, tilts at them sideways, he and fellow writer Amy Jump going out of their way to make things as obtuse and as weird as possible yet somehow always maintain focus on character and narrative at the same time."
The Innkeepers (2012)
"Madonna's script, co-written with Alek Keshishian, is a mind-blowing mess, so sickly one-dimensional and filled with so much melodramatic pabulum one wonders why the Grammy-winning icon even bothered in the first place."
Safe House (2012)
The Vow (2012)
"I enjoyed just about every second of it, this story - inspired by a real event - keeping me captivated no matter how many times the script came perilously close to jumping the shark or falling off the rails."
Big Miracle (2012)
The Woman in Black (2012)
"The young actor fits the characters quite nicely, and although he's not as far removed from the Boy who Lived as he probably should be as his first post Hogwarts cinematic experience he's fairly spot-on."
The Grey (2012)
King of Devil's Island (2011)
Man on a Ledge (2012)
"But the last third of the movie is a bona fide mess, idiocies of the script building beyond the breaking point leading to a climax that would have been better served to have been left on the cutting room floor."
"Strike that, this movie isn't a near-masterpiece, it is in fact an instant one, and quite frankly had I seen it in 2011 it would have likely been number two or three on my list of the best films of the prior year."
Norwegian Wood (2012)
Underworld Awakening (2012)
"Selene's return is a welcome one as far as I'm concerned, and if the Death Dealer feels the need to dole out some more justice a couple of years hence that possibility wouldn't bother me in the least bit whatsoever."
"There is no fat here, no extra material in need of being excised. The movie begins with a furious frenzy finding Mallory extricating herself from an altercation in a tiny roadside café and then moves backwards from there."
Red Tails (2012)
"Good intentions only get you so far, and while producer George Lucas' heart is definitely in the right place that doesn't make his WWII aerial extravaganza Red Tails any less of a middling disappointment."
A Separation (2011)
Beauty and the Beast (1991)
"The textures, the colors, the music, all of it swirled around me again as if it were the very first time I'd seen the picture, and I was reminded once again just how timeless and brilliant this adaptation truly is."
The Iron Lady (2012)
Joyful Noise (2012)
War Horse (2011)
Sleeping Beauty (2011)
Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (2011)
We Bought a Zoo (2011)
"Ultimately, it is the final 30 minutes that won me over. It is during this stretch that Crowe begins clicking on all cylinders, and while the film sticks to its family-friendly roots it achieves an informal universality that's close to perfect."
The Adventures of Tintin (2011)