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Rating Title | Year Quote Author
1 65%

U Want Me 2 Kill Him? (2014)

"Gripping, hypnotic and unassuming, Uwantme2KILLhim? takes its teen angst-ridden tendencies to a whole new deceptive level."

Posted Mar 14, 2014

Frank Ochieng

2 92%

Philomena (2013)

"Dench and Coogan could easily do an odd couple comedy. That's one of the peculiar revelations of Stephen Frears' dry, amusing and deeply moving ripped-from-the-headlines road movie. "

Posted Nov 22, 2013

Thelma Adams

3 42%

Homefront (2013)

"Homefront reminded me a lot of an old fashioned, really rated R, 1970s Jan Michael Vincent or Charles Bronson vehicle."

Posted Nov 22, 2013

Staci Layne Wilson

4 76%

The Invisible Woman (2013)

"As straight-laced as its Victorian-era setting, the film lacks gusto."

Posted Nov 22, 2013

Staci Layne Wilson

5 46%

The Book Thief (2013)

"Just when I thought I could never, would never weep at another Holocaust film, along comes the screen adaptation of "The Book Thief." Kleenex, stat!"

Posted Nov 12, 2013

Thelma Adams

6 60%

The Bling Ring (2013)

"To criticize that the script doesn't go deep enough is to get the point: with all that swag out there for repeat-offenders like Lohan, why shouldn't a girl walk up to an empty house and liberate its contents for the sheer joy of material possession? "

Posted Nov 2, 2013

Thelma Adams

7 84%

Much Ado About Nothing (2013)

"More familiar than fresh, but no less amusing. Whedon uses Shakespeare to remind audiences that the problems that existed in the seventeenth century remain relevant and embedded in the human heart."

Posted Nov 2, 2013

Thelma Adams

8 98%

Before Midnight (2013)

"Hawke and Delpy emerge multi-dimensional and riddled with flaws. In a long-term relationship, you may think you know what the other is thinking, but do you ever really know?"

Posted Nov 2, 2013

Thelma Adams

9 93%

Frances Ha (2013)

"Bolstered by a shrewd script and meticulous director, Gerwig shines. By turn screwball heroine and ungainly in character, she emerges as her generation's finest comic actress."

Posted Nov 2, 2013

Thelma Adams

10 95%

A Hijacking (2013)

"While the drama functions with a thriller's intensity, a cat-and-mouse game played with dollars and automatic weapons, it's really a study in contrasts. "

Posted Nov 1, 2013

Thelma Adams

11 47%

I'm So Excited! (2013)

""I'm so Excited" shows Pedro Almodovar at his frothiest: shaking sex and death into a humorous cocktail aboard a plane in peril."

Posted Nov 1, 2013

Thelma Adams

12 85%

The Way Way Back (2013)

"If you're first act was writing the Oscar winning screenplay for "The Descendants," looking for an encore can be tough. But Nat Faxon and Jim Rash leveraged that win and made the leap to directing their own small-budget, bighearted coming of age comedy."

Posted Nov 1, 2013

Thelma Adams

13 93%

The Hunt (2013)

"Vinterberg uses a sharp cinematic knife to cut to the core of the matter: that the human heart can never be entirely civilized and, ultimately, each man is alone with his fate."

Posted Oct 31, 2013

Thelma Adams

14 40%

Only God Forgives (2013)

"Those who are less judgmental, or less enamored of the sentimentality of "Drive" -- and "Bronson" die-hards -- will know to lower their expectations and see what strange, stylized crime drama the Danish director is serving up this time."

Posted Oct 31, 2013

Thelma Adams

15 99%

Short Term 12 (2013)

"The film succeeds by its simple storytelling technique - no explosions, no sweeping music signaling emotional peaks, no big reveals. It's just unsuperhumans...hoping to scratch out some joy and ward off the shadow of loneliness."

Posted Oct 31, 2013

Thelma Adams

16 79%

Ain't Them Bodies Saints (2013)

"Like a bastard love child of Terrence Malick and Robert Altman, David Lowery's crime drama shuffles to its own drummer. "

Posted Oct 31, 2013

Thelma Adams

17 54%

Lovelace (2013)

"Co-directors Rob Epstein and Jeffrey Friedman corralled a stellar cast that piles on great performances."

Posted Oct 31, 2013

Thelma Adams

18 70%

Cockneys vs Zombies (2013)

"Maybe it's me, but after all the bloated, clanging, FX-driven summer tent poles, I'm partial to a gentle genre horror comedy that has gooey guts - but doesn't throw the heart out with the steaming entrails."

Posted Oct 31, 2013

Thelma Adams

19 98%

Blackfish (2013)

"Gabriela Cowperthwaite's eye-opening, edge-of-your-seat feature "Blackfish" has it all: an oversized villain, chilling attack footage, corporate malfeasance, and girls in bikinis. "

Posted Oct 31, 2013

Thelma Adams

20 93%

All Is Lost (2013)

"As a solo sailor on a hostile sea, Robert Redford doesn't so much play to the camera, as tolerate it, showing that, even at 77, he's so much more than a pretty face, a buttery voice and an athletic physique. "

Posted Oct 30, 2013

Thelma Adams

21 81%

Don Jon (2013)

"One of the best of the year."

Posted Sep 27, 2013

Staci Layne Wilson

22 82%

Prisoners (2013)

"Highly entertaining."

Posted Sep 18, 2013

Staci Layne Wilson

23 89%

Rush (2013)

"Yes, it's formulaic; but thrillingly so. Yes, it's more accessible than arty; but it's still a handcrafted film."

Posted Sep 18, 2013

Staci Layne Wilson

24 54%

Lovelace (2013)

"Add the swinging '70s vibe to some cool costuming and an even groovier soundtrack, and you've got an entertaining (if sobering) night at the movies."

Posted Jul 31, 2013

Staci Layne Wilson

25 59%

The Frozen Ground (2013)

"In spite of the uneasy straddle between crime-thriller and true-story, the movie's got its moments."

Posted Jul 31, 2013

Staci Layne Wilson

26 69%

The Wolverine (2013)

"Clad throughout most of the film donning nothing but his retractable knuckle-claws, muttonchops, and a body cut enough to put Ginsu out of business, Jackman actually does a great job of portraying the human, emotional side of the eponymous mutant."

Posted Jul 31, 2013

Staci Layne Wilson

27 38%

The Purge (2013)

"...a big, dumb home invasion horror movie."

Posted Jun 17, 2013

Staci Layne Wilson

28 ——

London The Modern Babylon (2013)

"London: The Modern Babylon is, as a whole, a highly educational and extremely entertaining overview of 'The Smoke'."

Posted Jun 17, 2013

Staci Layne Wilson

29 56%

Man of Steel (2013)

"As a science fiction action extravaganza, I can't fault the latest from director Zack Snyder. But as a fun Superman comic book popcorn flick, I certainly can."

Posted Jun 17, 2013

Staci Layne Wilson

30 74%

The Wall (2013)

"The Wall is certainly [an] absorbing and intensely thought-provoking film."

Posted Jun 17, 2013

Staci Layne Wilson

31 74%

The East (2013)

"What makes The East a necessary destination is that it explores the personal why's behind these homegrown terrorists, and discovers each individual's mixed motives for taking the law into their own hands."

Posted Jun 5, 2013

Thelma Adams

32 57%

Lucky Bastard (2014)

""Lucky Bastard" is [a] very rare cinematic and suspenseful found footage film."

Posted Apr 9, 2013

Staci Layne Wilson

33 71%

My Amityville Horror (2013)

"A rudderless exercise in examination, ultimately the doc has no point of view, no upshot, and no reason for being."

Posted Mar 26, 2013

Staci Layne Wilson

34 ——

Shadow People (The Door) (2013)

"Nothing much ever happens in this ho-hum horror."

Posted Mar 26, 2013

Staci Layne Wilson

35 8%

A Dark Truth (2013)

"...never moves beyond a slow jog, even in what should be the most exciting moments."

Posted Mar 26, 2013

Staci Layne Wilson

36 63%

The Monk (2013)

"I confess: I fast-forwarded through most of it."

Posted Mar 26, 2013

Staci Layne Wilson

37 56%

Vanishing Waves (2013)

"...once the conceit is revealed, the attention-span vanishes."

Posted Mar 26, 2013

Staci Layne Wilson

38 28%

Upside Down (2013)

"Riddled with cliches and eye-rollers, Upside Down is more down than upside."

Posted Mar 26, 2013

Staci Layne Wilson

39 ——

The Frankenstein Theory (2013)

"Unfortunately, the film does not deliver on its promise."

Posted Mar 26, 2013

Staci Layne Wilson

40 66%

The Iceman (2013)

"[Michael Shannon] is every bit as good as Robert De Niro or Harvey Keitel back in the day."

Posted Mar 26, 2013

Staci Layne Wilson

41 19%

Lay the Favorite (2012)

"While everything seems to be going in its favor, Lay The Favorite is a losing bet."

Posted Mar 13, 2013

Staci Layne Wilson

42 75%

The Intouchables (2012)

"There are much better contemporary movies about dealing with the dynamics of being handicapped or wheelchair bound and overcoming obstacles, such as Rust & Bone, Amour, and The Diving bell and the Butterfly."

Posted Mar 13, 2013

Staci Layne Wilson

43 81%

The Place Beyond The Pines (2013)

"An epic soap opera obscured by high style and buoyed by Ryan Gosling's 8-pack abs, The Place Beyond the Pines is really nothing more than delicious drivel masquerading as a serious drama."

Posted Mar 13, 2013

Staci Layne Wilson

44 59%

Oz the Great and Powerful (2013)

"It's more 'studio' than 'Sam' for sure. But, children who have not seen the original should take to it."

Posted Mar 5, 2013

Staci Layne Wilson

45 65%

Antiviral (2013)

"... a truly striking and unforgettable instant classic."

Posted Feb 28, 2013

Staci Layne Wilson

46 68%

Stoker (2013)

"A creepy, suspenseful, tawdry and fun thriller."

Posted Feb 28, 2013

Staci Layne Wilson

47 83%

Side Effects (2013)

"If Jude Law and Catherine Zeta Jones are typical psychiatrists, call me crazy and ship me to Manhattan."

Posted Feb 1, 2013

Staci Layne Wilson

48 65%

Mama (2013)

"I rather liked the first half - but, caution: cliches abound, and don't go in expecting much based on the much-bandied Guillermo del Toro name. "

Posted Jan 18, 2013

Staci Layne Wilson

49 32%

Gangster Squad (2013)

"While it is true Gangster Squad could not quite hold its balance between over the top camp ala Dick Tracy and taking itself as seriously as L.A. Confidential I'll admit, I enjoyed it."

Posted Jan 9, 2013

Staci Layne Wilson

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