Thunder Soul (2011)
Programming The Nation? (2011)
Sarah Palin: You Betcha! (2011)
Tucker and Dale vs. Evil (2011)
The Weird World of Blowfly (2011)
"A nonfiction curio that gets by for hardcore music fans on the personality of its subject and little more; lapses in filmmaking judgment render this World more tragically unexplored than wonderfully weird for general viewers."
Red State (2011)
Jane's Journey (2011)
The Hedgehog (2011)
Where Soldiers Come From (2011)
"An understated, delicately anthropological real-life coming-of-age tale. Not for all tastes, but these stories, alas, are the new back stories of many individual American tragedies and triumphs yet to be written."
Straw Dogs (2011)
Special Treatment (2011)
Semper Fi: Always Faithful (2011)
"A damning documentary about drinking water contaminants at a military training base spanning a period of 30 years that is at once emotionally powerful and a little more under-sketched than one might like it to be."
Tanner Hall (2011)
The Interrupters (2011)
"James pokes through viewers' humdrum haze, interrupting their routine and reminding them that there exists a grey and very complicated world in desperate need of workable solutions, not ideological posturing."
Shark Night 3D (2011)
A Good Old Fashioned Orgy (2011)
Our Idiot Brother (2011)
Don't Be Afraid Of The Dark (2011)
Battle for Brooklyn (2011)
"A powerful and surprisingly moving film about an important and little-reflected-upon topic; a telling snapshot of political maneuvering, and the tossed-around wrecking-ball weight of corporate might as it relates to individual rights."
"Written by someone who one has to assume is a recent film school graduate who wrote plenty of tortured poetry in high school, this Cafe should have its beverage license revoked, no matter the lack of alcohol."
Conan the Barbarian (2011)
Fright Night (2011)
Gun Hill Road (2011)
"Marked by an engaging and grounded turn from Harmony Santana, but lacking narrative originality, and seemingly constructed in moralizing fashion to pull dramatic levers and kick-start off-screen dialogues."
Griff the Invisible (2011)
"A slick, inventive and grippingFrench kidnap drama which doesn't so much deliver an adrenaline shot of nervy thrills as steadily ooze disquieting tension over the course of its two-hour running time."
Where The Road Meets The Sun (2011)
"A sprawling, somewhat self-consciously multi-ethnic drama of struggling immigrants that, despite some relaxed performances, repeatedly identifies plausibility as an enemy, and never locates a truly compelling through-line."
Final Destination 5 (2011)
30 Minutes or Less (2011)
The Whistleblower (2011)
Assassination Games (2011)
Life in a Day (2011)
"Small parts dazzle but the film succeeds more in theory than practice. It's a fabulous concept, but overall less than the sum of its parts, largely because it slips back and forth between different modes of storytelling."
The Tree (2011)
The Devil's Double (2011)
Cowboys & Aliens (2011)
Attack the Block (2011)
Good Neighbors (2011)
Sarah's Key (2011)
"Fine performances and an artful emotional modulation make this drama, which unfolds with the pockets of slack one might expect to find in an adaptation of historical fiction, feel real and lived in rather than mawkish."
Life, Above All (2011)