The Purge: Anarchy (2014)
Sex Tape (2014)
"Your itty bitty blip on the XTube radar means about as much to the rest of the population as if you got up at karaoke on a Thursday night in your mid-size city's third most popular venue and sang all the lyrics to "The Humpty Dance" from memory. "
"So yes, ape shall not kill ape. But that doesn't mean ape shall not ride on a horse holding a machine gun in each hand and instigating an inter-species world war. We can all be seriously grateful for that kind of serious fun. "
"But journeys of redemption involve contrition: a change of clothes, a shower, ironed hair. And... the moment Tammy renews her commitment to living among other human beings, she becomes quiet and unsure, easily pushed to tears. "
Deliver Us from Evil (2014)
"Something is freaky with house paint, a guy who talks to lions, toys that operate by themselves, cannibal fish and the music of The Doors. I know I just made it sound kind of weird and cool. It's the opposite of that. "
Earth to Echo (2014)
Think Like a Man Too (2014)
"The raucous highlight: a lip-sync video for Bell Biv Devoe's "Poison" performed by the women. It drops down into the middle of the film like a grenade that explodes too soon, and it makes everything that comes after... seem like rote tidying up. "
22 Jump Street (2014)
How to Train Your Dragon 2 (2014)
Beyond Clueless (2014)
"It's a little like Room 237 for Freddie Prinze Jr. flicks. There's not much upside in presenting the surface qualities of She's All That as deeper profound truths about adolescence, but [director] Lyne goes there anyway. "
The Sacrament (2014)
The Fault In Our Stars (2014)
Balls Out (2015)
"Edge of Tomorrow leaps onto the summer-movie playing field with ferocious tenacity, expertly balancing large-scale action with humor, tension, courage and the kind of flawed heroes you really grow to invest in. "
X-Men: Days of Future Past (2014)
X-Men: Days of Future Past (2014)
"At its heart the X-Men story is a parable about difference, subjugation and redemption, an alternate history of humanity where justice evolves as the oppressed model the decency and responsible use of power they've been denied. "
"When 2014 Godzilla finally fully emerges from the deep like a gloriously meaty centerfold straight out of Bulk Reptile magazine -- a creation that's part performance capture, part computer stuff, thankfully looking nothing like a CG cartoon -- we cheer. "
The Rise and Rise of Bitcoin (2014)
Point and Shoot (2014)
A LEGO Brickumentary (2015)
Art and Craft (2014)
A Brony Tale (2014)
Heaven Is for Real (2014)
"Hucksterism or attractively marketed sincerity, it doesn't really matter. I simply want to believe that this approach to Evangelical filmmaking... could take hold and serve as a model of not-crazy, not-stupid and not-hateful. "
Rio 2 (2014)
"There'll be a Rio 3. Probably a Rio 4. They will be brightly colored and not bother anyone. You'll simultaneously remember them somewhat fondly and also not remember much about them at all. "That one bird," you'll think, "he was ok." "
Draft Day (2014)
"Reitman makes sure that characters are usually walking somewhere as they speak and that the frame is almost constantly wiping back and forth or split into halves and thirds, like a masculinist Pillow Talk. "
"...when Cage's two selves collide you wind up with performances like his unjustly overlooked brilliance in Werner Herzog's Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call - New Orleans, or, if he takes it down a few hundred notches, in something like Joe. "
Only Lovers Left Alive (2014)
"[Their] deadpan joy is infectious, even when they're contemplating suicide, making them the best additions to the blood-freak hall of fame since The Lost Boys, Grace Jones in Vamp and George Hamilton in Love At First Bite. "
"What's real and what's not? Which memories are reliable and which aren't? And which piece of furniture in your parents' home is truly to blame? Figure that out because you're probably going to have to kill it or suffer more consequences in the sequel "
Nymphomaniac: Volume II (2014)