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)
"Machinery collides, mega-fighting transpires, exciting car chases and even more exuberant car crashes aim right for your face. It's loud and, lucky you, designed for maximum impact (well, a PG-13 suggestion of impact, anyway; this isn't The Raid 2). "
The Raid 2 (2014)
Cesar Chavez (2014)
Muppets Most Wanted (2014)
"If anything's going to keep this color-by-numbers franchise afloat for that long it'll be Woodley. Her story arc may mirror that of young special heroines that came before her, but she's the most unassuming and relatable of the lot. "
13 Sins (2014)
Son Of God (2014)
"Diogo Morgado, the Portuguese actor in the lead (yes, another Euro-Jesus) has been directed to a performance that resembles little more than a kind of strange, smug hippie, the blissed-out organic market employee talking down to you about hemp milk. "
"There are no distractions in a Liam Neeson Is Going To Kill You movie. If you are a kidnapper, hijacker, terrorist, sex trafficker or murderer, you are going to be killed by Liam Neeson (exception: you are a wolf). "
Wish I Was Here (2014)
The Guest (2014)
All Is Lost (2013)
American Hustle (2013)
Thor: The Dark World (2013)
"For all the good Alan Taylor does in making sure that the sequel stays sure-footed, there's still a nagging feeling left behind that we haven't really seen a Thor film from a director who truly loves the world he's being paid to bring to life. "
Last Vegas (2013)
About Time (2013)
Dallas Buyers Club (2013)
Free Birds (2013)
Ender's Game (2013)
"Ender's Game can't keep itself from rational thought, which is always gray. It weighs facts against feelings. It's reluctant to slaughter a perceived enemy. And that's the part of his creation that Card will never be able to dismantle. "
Thor: The Dark World (2013)
The Fifth Estate (2013)
"It's lifeless, dull, sanded-down and expected, another unsurprising, irrelevant product for the movie-watching market to regard with curiosity and, eventually, deirision after it vacuums up all that opening weekend teen-cash. "
"The wordplay zips back and forth, never stooping to smarmy innuendo. It's the kind of clever that parents will enjoy as their little ones focus on the brightly colored, energetic "foodimals," friends they'd never think of devouring. "
Machete Kills (2013)