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Higher Ground (2011)
The Guard (2011)
Project Nim (2011)
Everything Must Go (2011)
The Future (2011)
"A sober, funny, beautiful film. July is a filmmaker unlike any other, working tangentially in the modern neuroses of a Woody Allen, a Nicole Holofcener, while playing in the kingdom of magic realism."
Hoodwinked Too! Hood vs Evil (2011)
Water for Elephants (2011)
"Powerful, sensitive, she creates a huge performance that stands head and shoulders above the rest. Addressing the elephant in the room ... oh, let's do. She's the only mammal worthy of our attention."
The Big Uneasy (2010)
The Conspirator (2011)
"Think La Femme Nikita facing down Bullwinkle Moose's Natasha Fatale, with breakneck running á la Run Lola Run. Add in borrowed sets from Fellini, and voila! Hanna is served -- sadly, not as well as it should be."
Source Code (2011)
Peep World (2011)
"Dysfunction rages more behind the camera than in front, the amateurish direction matched by hackneyed writing. Simply put: this faltering family plot cries out for a whole other kind of family plot."
Jane Eyre (2011)
"Given the superb acting, the few sparkling rounds of wordplay, and the gothic haunts that amp up the wilder aspects of the drama, this beautifully-shot Jane stands among the best of its gazillion versions."
"No tightly-plotted Pixar masterpiece, Rango is its own insane expression, a nervy bundle of outrageous daring, jangled and tangled to a free-wheeling fare-thee-well. Green hasn't been this much fun since early Shrek."
Take Me Home Tonight (2011)
When We Leave (2011)
"Script problems aside, the fact that newcomer Feo Aladag has created such a strong-hearted drama, getting our attention and making us care, opening our eyes to such a senseless crime, is no small feat."
Hall Pass (2011)
How I Ended This Summer (2010)
"When it finally concluded, how did the filmmakers end this summer? With an aching crawl, all the while giving us a sharp sense of regret for the fine film buried underneath the tons upon tons of tundra."
I Am (2011)
"In Shadyac's earlier films, the hero gets a supernatural, life-altering jumpstart. Here, he's his own hero, his unexpected blow to the head leading to his own happy ending. Maybe even affecting ours as well."
Cedar Rapids (2011)
"Like the location of Iowa in regard to the rest of the country, the film ends up right in the middle. Not enough of this, not enough of that. However, it is Helms' daffy sweetness that redeems the whole."
Win Win (2011)
"W/D McCarthy addresses the everyday issues with such humanity and natural humor, intermingling the comedy and drama into a perfectly-hued shade of heightened reality ... that WIN WIN is about as good as it gets."
No Strings Attached (2011)
"While it's not surprising to see the president's son Ron picking his way through a potential minefield, wanting both to celebrate his father and address his failings honestly, what's the filmmaker's rationale?"
The Music Never Stopped (2011)
"JK Simmons takes center stage, clueless as to how to communicate with his son. And then there's the music, grabbing at us, taking us out of ourselves while pulling us in. Playing us, as it were -- but in a good way."
Our Idiot Brother (2011)
In A Better World (2011)
"A visual masterpiece, with robin's egg blue skies shot through with cotton candy clouds, heaven is beyond our reach while hell is the very ground below our feet. Bier suggests that only we can bring that heaven closer to ourselves."
"Hogancamp didn't know he was creating art ... he was merely surviving, spinning stories for his sanity. In an era of 'look-at-me,' this type of agenda is as far away from our world as Marwencol itself."
Rabbit Hole (2010)
The Dilemma (2011)
Country Strong (2011)
Hemingway's Garden of Eden (2010)
"The question that occurs is not whether director Irvin hates actors but rather, how much. We can imagine him shouting to the cast: 'Once more, with less feeling. Get shallow! Can't you do worse than that?'"
All Good Things (2010)
Waste Land (2010)
Tiny Furniture (2010)
I Am Love (2010)
Little Fockers (2010)
True Grit (2010)
"Bridges is a marvelous Cogburn, leaking words out of the side of his mouth as if he were simultaneously chewing on gravel. Those fearless Coens, refusing to be pigeon-holed, treat us to a tall order of bona fide grit."
How Do You Know (2010)
Never Let Me Go (2010)
The Fighter (2010)
Yogi Bear (2010)