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The Campaign (2012)
Monsieur Lazhar (2012)
"Falardeau had the good fortune to work with a powerfully effective ensemble cast, and Martin Léon's minimalist ambient score helps set the mood for a satisfying story about the healing effect brief encounters can have on emotional scars. "
To Rome with Love (2012)
"Inconsistencies in time and space elements, and a plot that echoes an episode of The Flintstones, join generally underdeveloped attempts at suspending disbelief to mar Allen's attempt to represent the city of Fellini."
For a Good Time, Call... (2012)
"the concept was rife with possibilities that could synergize with Graynor's fresh appeal as well as her rising-star status. Neither the possibilities nor the synergy happens, mainly due to an underdeveloped story."
"Rather than create an innovative style to complement the horror-history hybrid, he employs superhero clichés and hackneyed action scenes that only help distract from the ineffectiveness of the film's scant 3-D effects."
Jiro Dreams of Sushi (2012)
"Gelb also provides an education on the different kinds of sushi, the purveyors of premium fish and rice, and overfishing. But it's his lyrical, lovingly photographed scenes of preparation that elevates the documentary to a work of art."
Dark Shadows (2012)
The Lady (2012)
"The dramatic moments are few and far between, and the film seems like it walks in the footsteps of Richard Attenborough's Gandhi at times. Besson definitely tries to present Suu Kyi in a similarly reverent light."
Chicken with Plums (2012)
Neil Young Journeys (2012)
Brother (Hermano) (2012)
The Imposter (2012)
Robot & Frank (2012)
Damsels in Distress (2012)
"Why he would once again focus his imagination on another ensemble of shallow, self-absorbed characters that are all directed to speak like they were born in the same upper-class Connecticut suburb indicates a one-track mind, at the least."
La délicatesse (Delicacy) (2012)
The Deep Blue Sea (2012)
The Raid: Redemption (2012)
In Darkness (2012)
Jeff Who Lives at Home (2012)
"Jeff, Who Lives at Home offers escapism of a different kind, an entertaining reminder that good people sometimes prevail, and that living by your own Yoda logic in your own universe may not be such a bad thing."
A Separation (2011)
Albert Nobbs (2012)
"Shame has the problems that accompany most films in which the director sticks his neck out. It's not incoherent, but will seem underdeveloped for viewers who want plots and characters spelled out for them. "
The Iron Lady (2012)
"The narrative is not well structured, and Streep's performance suffers as a result.... The scenes with Broadbent are the best. They just aren't worth sitting through a history lesson that isn't taught well."
Salmon Fishing in the Yemen (2012)
"There's no arguing with Hirsch's message, but in order for his film to make the necessary impact, it must be mandatory viewing in every school -- for faculty and administration as well as for students."
"This is an actors' movie, although it's not always pleasant. Waltz has the most fun, and is the most enjoyable to watch. He also exchanges dialogue with Winslet that best sums up the story's absurdist nature: "Why are we still in this house?" "
Seven Psychopaths (2012)
Kill the Irishman (2011)
Red Riding Hood (2011)
"Grandma's house exudes the fairy-tale atmosphere Hardwicke strived for, but it's too little too late. By then it's clear that Seyfried's leading men are bland, the pacing plods, and the story needed more development. "
Cedar Rapids (2011)
Public Enemies (2009)
Funny People (2009)
Valentino: The Last Emperor (2009)
Taking Woodstock (2009)
"While the dare itself seems almost contrived to make the movie happen, what transpires afterward is a very universal experience for people who take stock of their lives for the first time after college. "
It Might Get Loud (2009)
The Burning Plain (2009)
Where the Wild Things Are (2009)
"It's almost as if they were afraid to redefine the book, and left things as free-floating and ambiguous as possible. ... it's all meandering, abstract non-story that isn't helped by the muddy color palette"
The Men Who Stare at Goats (2009)
The Damned United (2009)