A Most Wanted Man (2014)
"Director Anton Corbijn has admirably captured the tenor and flavor of John le Carré's long, boring, wordy books by translating his 2008 novel into a long, boring, wordy movie worth seeing only to view McAdams cavort in the tightest jeans in movie history."
Magic in the Moonlight (2014)
"Firth is Henry Higgins-like in his arrogant grouchiness and the play between him and the seemingly ingenuous Stone sparkles. Stone's natural beauty is amplified by exceptional cinematography. Rarely will you see an actress filmed more lovingly. "
Sex Tape (2014)
Life Itself (2014)
"...a surprisingly interesting and moving, even inspirational, experience... the story of a man and his life and what he had to face,...The courageous way he faced and accepted death exceeded all his accomplishments."
Beyond the Edge (2014)
"...cinematography is magnificent, the scenery stunningly beautiful, and the recreations are woven into the narrative so seamlessly that they are almost unnoticeable...one of the best mountain-climbing movies."
Comme un chef (Le Chef) (2014)
Venus in Fur (2014)
Jersey Boys (2014)
22 Jump Street (2014)
Night Moves (2014)
"...a touching film that's funny and full of good family values...despite good turns by Barrymore and Sandler, the biggest star of the film is the eye-poppingly spectacular The Palace Hotel of the Lost City..."
The Love Punch (2014)
"While it boasts a cast that has some talent one wonders why? With virtually nothing but special effects, had director Gareth Edwards had the perspicacity to cut an hour from the film, the remaining 60 minutes would still have been too long."
Palo Alto (2014)
God's Pocket (2014)
For No Good Reason (2014)
"...even if you've never heard of Ralph Steadman and have never read anything by Hunter S. Thompson, this is still an interesting film. Be Warned, though, Depp adds nothing to the film, only following Steadman around like an adoring lapdog."
The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (2014)
Breathe In (2014)
Fading Gigolo (2014)
"Woody can be annoying but never more so than here as his constant whining voice becomes as bad as fingernails across a blackboard muttering his way through while Turturro wanders around like he's in a daze."
The Railway Man (2014)
"Firth's compelling performance highlights this true story of how one British POW slave laborer of the Japanese survived his post traumatic stress in a much more realistic telling of the death railway than David Lean's Oscar winner."
Under the Skin (2014)
Draft Day (2014)
"If you think you know a lot about professional football you should enjoy this film. If you actually do know a lot about football, you will probably find this as annoying as I did...it's a frivolous, frothy flight of fancy."
Dom Hemingway (2014)
Rob the Mob (2014)
Blood Ties (2014)
"Canet fills the screen with wonderful performances by a terrific cast and keeps the pace and tension on a high level compensating for the over 2 hour length, shocking violence, and dark and depressing story."
On My Way (2014)
300: Rise of an Empire (2014)
3 Days To Kill (2014)
"Yet another schizophrenic Hollywood fantasy about a sensitive, caring hitman that can't decide whether it's a action thriller, a comedy, or a family drama. Whatever it is, it's silly but fairly entertaining."
Winter's Tale (2014)
"Although almost two hours is too long for a movie of this sort, I didn't find myself looking at my watch too many times because the story grabbed me and the acting is so good. The chemistry between Farrell and Findlay is palpable."
The Pretty One (2014)
The Monuments Men (2014)
Ride Along (2014)
Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit (2014)
Journey to the South Pacific (2013)
"The colors of the reef and hundreds of different species of fish are so varied and gorgeous that it leaves you crying for more. I rarely want to see movies more than once, but I can't wait to see this one again."
Saving Mr. Banks (2013)
"After so many flashbacks it all comes together if you stay until after the end credits (don't leave early!), justifying Emma Thompson's award-quality performance as an extremely unreasonable, irritating woman."
The Invisible Woman (2013)
Lone Survivor (2014)
The Wolf of Wall Street (2013)
"...while it justifiably indicts the conflict of interest pervasive in the stock broker profession, three hours of all this debauchery is just too much...and to not even mention one victim in 3 hours? That's inexcusable and superficial movie-making."