Night of the Living Dead (1968)
""Night of the Living Dead" became a seminal film without being a particularly good one. It nudged horror movies away from creepy-but-family-friendly into adult films featuring gruesome violence and nihilistic overtones. "
The Company Men (2011)
"A searing portrait of a corporate culture utterly lacking in human values and the people who are rolled over by it. It's an effective drama, even if writer/director John Wells is occasionally a bit heavy-handed with his us-versus-them shtick. "
Another Year (2010)
The Mechanic (2011)
"Credit this action flick with self-awareness: It doesn't try to dazzle with deep meditations on aging assassins filled with regret. This is a movie devoted to celebrating mayhem, which it does with straightforward flair. "
Made in Dagenham (2010)
Hoop Dreams (1994)
Paper Moon (1973)
The Green Hornet (2011)
The Dilemma (2011)
Blue Valentine (2010)
"Michelle Williams and Ryan Gosling give tender, nuanced performances in the most authentic portrayal of romance we've seen in a long time - its hopeful, giddy beginning and its stagnant, fracturing end. "
Rabbit Hole (2010)
My Favorite Wife (1940)
I Love You Phillip Morris (2010)
Hiroshima Mon Amour (1960)
"I can't say I really enjoyed myself watching Hiroshima mon amour. Resnais' style is deliberately off-putting - the thought of entertaining an audience seems repugnant to him - but I respect the film for its audacious storytelling. "
The King's Speech (2010)
True Grit (2010)
Seven Days in May (1964)
Yogi Bear (2010)
How Do You Know (2010)
"It feels less like a coherent narrative than a series of vignettes in which the characters say improbably witty things and act in ways that aren't tethered to rational behavior. We sense them performing for the camera. "
Tron Legacy (2010)
The Fighter (2010)
"Tron is at once a supremely silly movie and a groundbreaking one. It's best seen as the maiden voyage of an expedition that has led us to wonders like Gollum from the Lord of the Rings movies and Avatar. "
The Tourist (2010)
"This movie is like a fancy sundae, a concoction of sweet thrills and empty calories. We shouldn't take too long admiring it, because it'll melt if we do. Just scoop it up, enjoy the sugary rush and smile. "
Tamara Drewe (2010)
"It succeeds as a comedy of manners and observation, though it errs in presenting us with a wide array of interesting characters, and then selecting the least compelling among them to drive the story. "
Black Swan (2010)
Of Mice and Men (1939)
Welcome to the Rileys (2010)
"The story sounds ridiculous -- hokey, even. But James Gandolfini, Melissa Leo and Kristen Stewart inhabit their roles with such an unstudied validity that we don't for a moment think of them as movie characters behaving for the camera. "
Valhalla Rising (2010)
Wings of Desire (1987)
Love and Other Drugs (2010)
Clickety-Clack (Dodesukaden) (1970)
127 Hours (2010)
"The most transformative movie-going experience of 2010. 127 Hours is not about a man who cuts off his own arm, but one who discovers a reason f or living that is far more important to him than a mere limb. "
Hail the Conquering Hero (1944)
"Unstoppable is evocative of the economically depressed Midwest, and celebrates no-nonsense blue-collar manhood. It's an engaging action/thriller in which no one pulls out a gun or throws a punch, and that's something. "
Morning Glory (2010)
Inside Job (2010)
Heartbreaker (L'Arnacoeur) (2010)
Due Date (2010)
Three Came Home (1950)
"Hereafter is less concerned with the metaphysics of existence after we die -- contrasted with the CGI playground of The Lovely Bones -- than the earthly tribulations of people still alive who struggle to cope with the brush of Death's hand. "
The Lavender Hill Mob (1951)