Cave of Forgotten Dreams (2011)
White Irish Drinkers (2011)
Winter in Wartime (2011)
"...carries an R rating in the U.S., which means that not many children the age of the young protagonist (13) will get to see it, yet it has too many hallmarks of a juvenile film to satisfy most adults."
Water for Elephants (2011)
The Human Resources Manager (2011)
"But The Human Resources Manager is not really about guest workers-instead, like the Magical Negroes so beloved of certain American filmmakers, they exist only to help members of the privileged classes get in touch with their humanity"
When We Leave (2011)
Kill the Irishman (2011)
Bill Cunningham New York (2011)
13 Assassins (2011)
Another Earth (2011)
"Villeneuve expertly handles the tricky balance between telling a straightforward, naturalistic story of one family and creating an allegory whose meaning goes far beyond the events of the surface narrative."
"...Araki is in fine form here; nearly every scene in the film is either hyper-real or frankly artificial and there are lots of references to the conventions of genre films, horror films in particular. "
A Somewhat Gentle Man (2011)
"...a quiet film full of quirky details (a Lappish arms dealer and his dwarf sidekick; the Polish version of Dancing with the Stars on Ulrik's tiny television set), and a worthy addition to the noir comedy genre... "
Battle: Los Angeles (2011)
"Paul Laverty's script is a bit predictable, particularly toward the end of the film, but superb cinematography by Alex Catalan and editing by Angel Hernandez Zoido keep it from becoming a static series of debates."
The Housemaid (2011)
Take Me Home Tonight (2011)
Cedar Rapids (2011)
"... not nearly as funny or insightful as it thinks it is, but I will say this for Phil Johnston's script: it runs like clockwork right down to the crises which show up predictably at 30 and 60 minutes in. "
" Retro is the theme for this year's Oscar-nominated animated short films, and whether that's a reflection of where the art is headed or more simply of the taste of the Viewing and Nominating Committees...we'll never know."
My Dog Tulip (2010)
Rabbit Hole (2010)
Casino Jack (2010)
The American (2010)
Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll (2010)
Fish Tank (2010)
Made in Dagenham (2010)
Tamara Drewe (2010)
The Fighter (2010)
Waste Land (2010)
White Wedding (2010)
Today's Special (2010)
"Vision takes a serious and mostly positive view of spirituality without uniformly endorsing the established Church, which is shown as a male-dominated political and business enterprise as much as a keeper of souls."
Fair Game (2010)
Last Train Home (2010)