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)
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)
How to Train Your Dragon 2 (2014)
22 Jump Street (2014)
Two Rode Together (1961)
"Almost certainly wouldn't have been made were it not for Angelina Jolie, whose extraordinarily striking presence recalls the Old Hollywood potency of Garbo. If only the film around Jolie were worthy of her."
The Raid 2 (2014)
"Evans can't compete with more or less obvious influences like Oldboy and Infernal Affairs, but he's certainly no slouch in the sadism department, making his films in some ways exhilarating but also wearying, for better and worse."
X-Men: Days of Future Past (2014)
"What makes [it] more than just a thrilling science-fiction actioner is the past-present poignancy allowed by time travel and astral projection, indulging everyone's fantasy of telling a younger self what he or she needs to hear."
Palo Alto (2014)
Fading Gigolo (2014)
"At times thuddingly earnest...at times, jazzily, goofily endearing...Turturro's romanticism keeps undercutting the humor before it has a chance to get satisfyingly irreverent. Call it comoedia interruptus."
The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (2014)
Particle Fever (2014)
"Even a science dunce will walk away with a basic understanding of the project and a strong impression of the community around this important research...a film about the idealistic pursuit of knowledge..."
The Other Woman (2014)
Rio 2 (2014)
Draft Day (2014)
Bad Words (2014)
"The play of light and dark elements in what's arguably Akira Kurosawa's most broadly appealing and entertaining picture...explores a dichotomy of the idiocy of greed and the rewards of sacrifice. [Criterion Blu-ray]"
Muppets Most Wanted (2014)
"The state of the Muppet union remains strong...self-reference sits comfortably along hip pop-cultural references for the 'rents: stylish parodies and retro musical numbers along with vintage Muppet gags..."
The Lunchbox (2014)
Need For Speed (2014)
300: Rise of an Empire (2014)
Tim's Vermeer (2014)
"To look into García's face is to see the movie, a loving character study, in miniature at any moment: Gloria refuses to be your stereotype or a writer's stock character. She's complicated, like you..."
The Wind Rises (2014)
Crimes and Misdemeanors (1989)
King of the Hill (1993)
"To revisit King of the Hill—or to discover it—is to realize how seldom American cinema deems it worthwhile to tell a child's story with anything approaching serious psychological intent. [Criterion Blu-ray/DVD]"
Foreign Correspondent (1940)
Winter's Tale (2014)