Beyond The Hills (2013)
"...quiet, but also quietly devastating, with detours down the roads of intolerance, mercilessness, cold rejection of outsiders' experiences, mystical and subjective interpretation of "signs," overt woman-on-woman misogyny and brutally strict penance..."
Gangster Squad (2013)
"Do not try to fight off the running "this is the City of Angels" commentary; you will lose. Here, the good guys win, the bad guys earn their comeuppance, the dames look pretty and the dopey dialogue shoves a grapefruit in your face and shuts you up."
A Haunted House (2013)
"I thought coming down with the flu would be the worst thing to happen to me this week. But that was a few days ago when I was still sweating it out in bed and coughing up my lungs... before my immune system was further compromised by A Haunted House."
"[Andy Muschietti, Neil Cross, Barbara Muschietti and Guillermo del Toro] have an intuitive understanding of internalized chaos... and, best of all, the pleasures of a really cool, skinny-limbed death-entity living in the closet."
The Last Stand (2013)
Broken City (2013)
"Welcome to the broken city... where honorable anti-heroes with dark pasts can get double-crossed and mixed up with good guys who're really bad guys... where doing the right thing will put you IN TOO DEEP. It's a drag to be here."
Movie 43 (2013)
John Dies at the End (2013)
"...feels like a coven of people in offices visited the set, were shown the mocked-up candy house and then decided to gut the whole thing and make it safe for theatrical and television sales to other countries where there's lots of censorship."
Warm Bodies (2013)
"...smart, funny, knowing remix of zombie tropes, post-Twilight self-awareness, and youthful yearning for a vague past where, clearly, everything was better. It's a disarming jolt of February awesomeness and the only Valentine's Day movie you need to see."
Bullet to the Head (2013)
"What's it about? Some bad guys. And some other bad guys. And some badder guys. And bullets to the head, as though through repetition of the title in action we're meant to finally understand the platonic ideal of how to murder a person with a gun."
"The sometimes maddening action/inaction takes its time and keeps you wondering who's going to come out alive at the end of it all, even though you suspect nobody's walking away from this creepshow happily."
"It's a nearly perfect apology for the existence of Sheen2013, packaging him as a man out of time, born too late to be the kind of louche, decadent figure he'd easily get away with being 40 years ago."
Identity Thief (2013)
The Last Exorcism Part II (2013)
Oz the Great and Powerful (2013)
The ABCs of Death (2013)
"...go straight to F Is for Fart from horror/porn director Noboru Iguchi and enjoy -- if enjoy is the right word to use -- the sight of a Japanese schoolgirl obsessed with her pretty young teacher's gas ("So stinky!" she coos. Seriously.)"
Beautiful Creatures (2013)
"...much weirder, cooler and knowing, more in league with something like The Perks of Being a Wallflower than anything Stephenie Meyer will ever create. It doesn't aim higher; it aims in several competing, uncharted directions."
Safe Haven (2013)
"...my movie-cry meter is more often pushed into the red by war horses and estranged mixed martial arts brothers battling each other in common resentment of an alcoholic Nick Nolte than it is by revelatory love letters. Your mileage will vary. "
A Good Day To Die Hard (2013)
"If only the people in charge had simply not involved Willis in it, not decided to call it a Die Hard movie, not set up my hopes for something more than gut-level, oomph-ish satisfaction, I wouldn't have felt so empty and disappointed when it was over."
Escape From Planet Earth (2013)
"During the 95 minutes of undemanding viewing you'll spend with this film on an upcoming Saturday night, you'll easily pretend that the lone "good guy with a gun" is a thing that can actually combat evil..."
"Eldard makes you feel for this broken-down rock and roll creep. That feeling might be that he needs a good slap in the face, but Eldard doesn't want to be loved here and he doesn't flinch in the process."
Dark Skies (2013)
Norwegian Wood (2012)
Like Someone in Love (2013)
21 And Over (2013)
Side Effects (2013)
"As surprises and weirdnesses and lurid plot points create a landscape of miniature explosions, Soderbergh retains control over the simultaneously bleak, moody, goofy, serious and un-serious momentum."
The Kings of Summer (2013)
Won't Back Down (2012)
Step Up Revolution (2012)
The Campaign (2012)
The Campaign (2012)
Price Check (2012)
10 Years (2012)
Celeste and Jesse Forever (2012)
The Collection (2012)
A Late Quartet (2012)
The Future (2011)
Silver Linings Playbook (2012)
The Cold Light of Day (2012)