The Notebook (2014)
The Boxtrolls (2014)
"The stealth allegory of the insidious nature of gossip as a tool of domination, and the scathing class satire of misbegotten and socially unjust personal goals, carry a productive sting that should leave kids smarting but a bit wiser... "
Dear White People (2014)
"The crackpot Birdman on some level tells a relatable story of one person's attempt to get, for once, something right, while functioning as a useful cultural critique of the disconcerting inextricability of commerce from art on stages and screens. "
The Judge (2014)
Kill the Messenger (2014)
Gone Girl (2014)
"Once the chaotic adult-fairy-tale elements override Fincher's otherwise meticulous style, one suspects this tawdry tale of marital fury signifies nothing more than a nihilistic view of heterosexual marriage. "
My Old Lady (2014)
A Walk Among the Tombstones (2014)
The Equalizer (2014)
The Trip To Italy (2014)
Love Is Strange (2014)
When The Game Stands Tall (2014)
"We've seen the 'Full eyes, clear hearts, can't lose' ethic before on screen, and more winningly dramatized, but When the Game Stands Tall does a good, and family-friendly, job of encapsulating Ladouceur's 'winning' approach... "
If I Stay (2014)
The Skeleton Twins (2014)
Dolphin Tale 2 (2014)
The Maze Runner (2014)
The Last Of Robin Hood (2014)
"The resulting mystery-play-goes-mystery-movie allegory may have a heavy hand, but it also has its finger on the pulse of the struggles facing the [Catholic] Church and the emotional needs of its drifting parishioners. "
"Cinematic poetry...As that greatest of screen rarities—a potentially mainstream experimental film—the writer-director earns a bit of slack in gratitude for the strange and wonderful gift Boyhood is... "
The Expendables 3 (2014)
The Giver (2014)
"Too bad that this junior version of Fahrenheit 451 turned out drippy...It's odd to watch a film about the rediscovery of love, faith, passion, and color, and for the film to be so by-the-numbers colorless. "
Into The Storm (2014)
"It's ironic but true that Twister remains more palatable by being a consciously entertaining action fantasy, a cinematic roller-coaster, rather than a hellish 'you are there' safari tour through death and destruction. "
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2014)
The Hundred-Foot Journey (2014)
Magic in the Moonlight (2014)
Guardians of the Galaxy (2014)
Operation Petticoat (1959)
Radio Days (1987)
Le Week-End (2014)
"Little satisfies more at the movies than the relatively cheap special effect catalyzed by putting together a couple of great actors and letting them (figuratively speaking) dance a lengthy pas de deux. [Blu-ray] "
Blue Ruin (2014)
Third Person (2014)
Sex Tape (2014)
Wish I Was Here (2014)
"Were you to sit down and write a movie with the instruction that it be funny, sad, and inspirational, you're likely to come up with better ideas than...this tepid Generation X version of a James L. Brooks film. "
A Hard Day's Night (1964)
Masters of Sex: Season 1 (TV, 2013)
Obvious Child (2014)
"Robespierre has conceived something you don't see every day: a feminist rom-com that unapologetically allows its flawed protagonist to let it all hang out...But [it's] one of those pictures that's just good enough that you dearly wish it were better. "
Jersey Boys (2014)