The Aviator (2004)
"It's also about something that most documentaries miss: the brotherhood of four Liverpool lads who pulled together because there was no one else to count on when after becoming international superstars."
"The Belladonna of Sadness (Japan, 1973), a lost classic of Japanese animation, is an erotic drama by definition, but it is quite a sophisticated one that is part subversive folk tale, part rock ballad musical, and part experimental filmmaking."
"Subtle? No, but it's clever and funny in a thoroughly reimagined alternate universe, where the paternal smiles of authority figures hide an unchecked police state keeping the gated communities white, middle class, and compliant. "
The Gun Runners (1958)
"It's a stock thriller premise brought to life with clever screenwriting, deftly turned characters, a terrific supporting cast and delightfully sexy rapport and physical intimacy between [Audie] Murphy and Patricia Owen"
Man On High Heels (Hai-hil) (2014)
Destiny (Der müde Tod) (1924)
"Technique, sensibility, cinematic vision, and story all come together in this epic drama of love, death, myth, and sacrifice, a mix of supernatural drama and mythic parable produced in the shadow of World War I."
Last Days In The Desert (2016)
Mad Max: Fury Road (2015)
"Mad Max: Fury Road wasn't the biggest hit film of the summer of 2015 (that honor belongs to Jurassic World) but it is easily the most visceral and the most intelligent action film of year. Decades in the making, there's nothing else like this out there."
The Jungle Book (2016)
"... offers far more than the bare necessities as it combines Kipling's stories and Walt Disney's 1967 animated musical adaptation for a marvelous new version of the classic story of a boy quite literally raised by wolves."
Money Monster (2016)
The Nice Guys (2016)
Captain America: Civil War (2016)
"Joe and Anthony Russo (who directed the earlier Captain America: Winter Soldier, which introduced even more story threads picked up in this film's dense plot weave) are actually quite adept at this kind of big team juggling. "
Hunt for the Wilderpeople (2016)
Once Upon a Time in the West (1968)
Saving Mr. Wu (2015)
"It's a tight, fast-moving, entertaining cop drama that does away with the criminal mastermind clichés to show a more realistic portrait of a kidnapping and police investigation energized by car chases, flashing sirens, and strike force action. "
X-Men: Apocalypse (2016)
"It's overloaded, to say the least, but if it gets a little clumsy at times... it's still kind of impressive how much information screenwriter Simon Kinberg crams in with the spectacle of the 143-minute film. "
The Matrix Reloaded (2003)
The Matrix Revolutions (2003)
"The Wachowskis may have something in their theory that the world is simply a complex operating system humans are simply virtual programs.... Their dialogue feels written by a computer program, and for that matter acted by a collection of CGI figures."
The Matrix (1999)
"The Matrix has become such a touchstone of American pop culture-referenced, copied, parodied, and parroted)-that it's hard to remember just how new and different and distinctive it was when it debuted in 1999."
"It's very French and this memoir slips into literary narration in the third remembrance, the longest and most complicated section of the film, as if the omniscient narrator has cast his life as a novel. "
A Hologram for the King (2016)
"You could call A Hologram for the King (2016) a mid-life crisis drama, which is true enough, but it is really a crisis of purpose and identity for an old-school middle-aged businessman trying to remain relevant in the modern world."
The Way Back (2011)
Dirty Mary Crazy Larry (1974)
Straight Outta Compton (2015)
The Others (2001)
Inside Llewyn Davis (2013)
The Lobster (2016)
Coffee and Cigarettes (2004)
"[Tony] Jaa has an impressive physique, a steel snap to his delivery, and a gymnastic prowess to his style, and director Prachya Pinkaew puts it all on display in an endearingly naïve martial arts adventure."
American Ultra (2015)
No Country for Old Men (2007)
"There's a kind of soldierly camaraderie among the agents, who constantly find themselves betrayed by politicians, military officers, and even their own commanders, and they band together to save the each other along with saving the world as we know it."
Queen and Country (2015)
Mr. Holmes (2015)
Kill Bill: Volume 2 (2004)
Kill Bill: Volume 1 (2003)
Don't Look Now (1973)
Z For Zachariah (2015)
Our Brand is Crisis (2015)
Gomorrah (Gomorra) (2008)
The Space Children (1958)
The Transporter (2002)
Django Unchained (2012)