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Rating
Title/Year
Author
1
3.5/5.0
Has a remarkably strong ensemble even if it does fall a little flat in the storytelling department and features direction more typical for a TV series than a feature film.
Posted Apr 24, 2013
2
1.5/5.0
Hours (2013)
There's not a scene in Hours that doesn't feel slightly off, whether it's a bad choice of camera angle, awkwardly forced dialogue, or a plot twist that insults intelligence. Pardon the obvious cliché - it's not worth your time.
Posted Apr 24, 2013
3
3.5/5.0
I Am Divine (2013)
A heartfelt, loving homage to its subject, a larger-than-life personality who proved that the traditional roads to fame weren't the only options for a shy, gay Baltimore boy who wanted to be famous.
Posted Apr 24, 2013
4
2.0/5.0
Elena (2014)
This is Elena and Petra's story, and Costa never makes the required effort for it to feel universally relevant or of emotional impact to anyone but their family.
Posted Apr 24, 2013
5
3.5/5.0
Where do battles for creative freedom and the fact that the world is fueled by profit intersect? It turns out that the answer may be The Pirate Bay.
Posted Apr 24, 2013
6
3.5/5.0
Big Joy (2014)
A film that not only makes the case of its subject's talent but, even more importantly, is itself an expression of joy that James Broughton would love.
Posted Apr 24, 2013
7
3.0/5.0
Surprisingly slight, never really developing in ways that expand beyond its concept or continue the conversation it begins in interesting ways.
Posted Apr 24, 2013
8
5.0/5.0
A masterful examination of life, love, regret, secrecy, passion, and the need for two people to retain personal identities along with their identification as a couple.
Posted Apr 24, 2013
9
3.5/5.0
Stoker (2013)
Style doesn't just win out here, it smashes substance like a bug under a shoe.
Posted Apr 24, 2013
10
4.0/5.0
It would be easy to get overly critical regarding the familiar beats of this crowd-pleaser but that would miss the point. It's a funny movie with a great ensemble performance, a sweet heart, and a note-perfect ending.
Posted Apr 24, 2013
11
3.5/5.0
C.O.G. (2013)
Strong performances throughout and a pair of truly stellar ones make the flaws of C.O.G. easier to overlook and it continues to bolster the reputation of Alvarez as a notable young filmmaker worth watching.
Posted Apr 24, 2013
12
3.5/5.0
One wishes a few different decisions had been made, especially during post-production, but no one can deny the originality of a piece that's unlike anything else to play in Park City (or anywhere for that matter) in 2013.
Posted Apr 24, 2013
13
2.5/5.0
The Moo Man (2013)
Heathcote seems to get lost in the marshes with Hook, becoming nearly obsessed with the details of his job to the point that he loses any sense of pacing or storytelling.
Posted Apr 24, 2013
14
4.5/5.0
Darlings feels so alive in every frame, from the clever, crisp dialogue to the smart plotting to the tonal shifts that may seem like imbalances to some critics but feel like jazz music riffs to this one.
Posted Apr 24, 2013
15
4.0/5.0
After Tiller (2013)
They're not heroes and they're not demons. After Tiller is an important reminder of the personal stories of doctors and mothers that can get lost in an issue as divisive as abortion.
Posted Apr 24, 2013
16
2.5/5.0
The movie actually plays not unlike the all-night hallucinatory drug experience that its characters seek - there are some ups and downs but the crash comes long before the sun comes up.
Posted Apr 24, 2013
17
3.0/5.0
Immigration has been a hot-button subject matter for film, especially the kind of doc films that play at Sundance, for years. The problem with Who is Dayani Cristal? is that it simply doesn't add enough to the conversation to make it memorable.
Posted Apr 24, 2013
18
4.5/5.0
[Moreh] asks just the right questions, never prodding these understandably private men too far but getting what he needs.
Posted Apr 24, 2013
19
4.0/5.0
No (2013)
No is a great historical document as to how one very important revolution started with a commercial.
Posted Apr 24, 2013
20
2/5
A killer example of how not to adapt a play into a movie.
Posted Apr 23, 2013
21
5/5
A mesmerizing journey into experimental filmmaking.
Posted Apr 23, 2013
22
2.5/5
Detour (2013)
23
2/5
A weak musical, with the normally exuberant Cab Calloway running at half-steam.
Posted Mar 29, 2013
24
4.5/5
Leonie (2013)
25
3.5/5
Impressive film adaptation of Julian Mitchell's award-winning play.
Posted Mar 20, 2013
26
B+
Bikinis. Boobs. Bongs. Booze. Blasphemy. Bullets. Bloodshed. Bad bitches. Spring Breakers is the rawest (and perhaps greatest) movie about spring break ever.
Posted Mar 15, 2013
27
3/5
A victory of style over substance.
Posted Mar 1, 2013
28
3.5/5
Grossman deserves kudos for this unique nonfiction celebration of a timeless musical favorite. And as I never get to say in my Episcopalian church services: Mazel Tov!
Posted Feb 26, 2013
29
2/5
30
4/4
Polley points the camera at members of her own family and not only informs on where her directorial efforts stem from but confirm her as one of the best and most interesting filmmakers working today.
Posted Feb 16, 2013
31
2/4
Touchy Feely (2013)
The twosome and threesome of Shelton's past becomes six individuals, each dealing with an aversion to emotional and physical contact to such an extent that, by the end, it may be hard for the viewer to feel much of anything.
Posted Feb 16, 2013
32
0.5/4
A below-90-minute running time is not even a silver lining to a film that lives up to its name in more ways than one.
Posted Feb 16, 2013
33
3/4
Toy's House is what Moonrise Kingdom might have been like if the director's played-out style and monotone quirkiness had not interfered with its similar tale.
Posted Feb 16, 2013
34
3/4
A viewer may have a heavy heart in wondering precisely just what was fact and what was fiction but there is little doubt at how emotionally effective Coogler's version of the story actually is.
Posted Feb 16, 2013
35
3.5/5
A moving tribute to an Israeli military hero.
Posted Feb 16, 2013
36
1/5
Buster Keaton hits rock bottom.
Posted Feb 11, 2013
37
4/5
38
2/4
Bell's film wants to tell the tale of Hollywood and its vocally-gifted minions picking up the mantle for a new era, but shockingly buries its own lead until it practically becomes an ironic parody of itself.
Posted Jan 29, 2013
39
2/4
It winds up being one of the biggest tonal messes - comically, dramatically and morally - that is ultimately like trying to watch a Judd Apatow production of Shame.
Posted Jan 29, 2013
40
0.5/4
Hell Baby (2013)
Marlon Wayans' A Haunted House no longer can own the title of the worst horror spoof of 2013.
Posted Jan 29, 2013
41
1.5/4
he Look of Love forgets all the other senses when it comes to getting what makes Paul Raymond so fascinating, desensitizing us to caring even less about him than the 60th breast that flashes across the screen.
Posted Jan 29, 2013
42
2/4
The Spectacular Now does not come close to earning that certain kind of isolation that teenagers feel, certainly never coming close to equaling the year in Charlie's 'Wallflower' existence.
Posted Jan 29, 2013
43
3.5/5
Blue Caprice (2013)
Lyrical to the point of being ghostly.
Posted Jan 24, 2013
44
3.5/5
This is a consistently moving tone poem of a film, even if its immediacy doesn't necessarily translate into long-lasting resonance.
Posted Jan 22, 2013
45
1.5/5
So devoted to conveying the irrational whimsy of new love that it's overly irrational itself.
Posted Jan 22, 2013
46
4/5
As funny as Dogtooth and as silently observational as Bestiaire.
Posted Jan 22, 2013
47
2/5
Breathe In (2014)
It's difficult to pinpoint the exact moment at which Breathe In falls apart, mostly because hindsight reveals it was probably doomed all along.
Posted Jan 22, 2013
48
3.5/5
Mud (2013)
Confirms Nichols' status as a rising talent in the world of independent film who's yet to make a truly major work.
Posted Jan 22, 2013
49
2.5/5
The drama never fully takes off, and the laughs are too few and far between to offset the film's fundamental deficiencies.
Posted Jan 22, 2013
50
3/5
Sightseers (2013)
Wheatley remains a master of infusing the mundane with overtones of dread.
Posted Jan 22, 2013