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Title/Year
Author
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43%

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"The cast is engaging, and the makeup effects are convincingly squicky. It's a little disappointing that the last act downshifts into a predictable cat-and-mouse chase. "

Posted Mar 2, 2016
2
26%

"London Has Fallen is as dopey as its predecessor, Olympus Has Fallen. But it's dopey in an entirely different way."

Posted Mar 2, 2016
3
98%

Zootopia (2016)

"Zootopia is a lot of things at once, and all of them are pretty good."

Posted Mar 2, 2016
4
16%

Gods Of Egypt (2016)

"Yes, they are mostly white, though Black Panther himself Chadwick Boseman shows up as Thoth, the god of wisdom, a character who tips this movie's diversity scale by cloning himself a hundred times."

Posted Feb 25, 2016
5
93%

"Cernan's an engaging subject, and he's got a great story to tell."

Posted Feb 24, 2016
6
100%

The Messenger (2015)

7
61%

Race (2016)

"Stephen Hopkins's Race is the sort of biopic that gives the genre a bad name."

Posted Feb 24, 2016
8
52%

Risen (2016)

"What's missing is any sense of mystery, theological or otherwise."

Posted Feb 24, 2016
9
54%

Triple 9 (2016)

" Hillcoat's women are, once again, left largely on the sidelines. Only Kate Winslet makes an impression as the matriarch of a Russian Jewish crime family -- and that's because she's badly miscast."

Posted Feb 24, 2016
10
71%

A Perfect Day (2016)

11
No Score Yet
12
23%
13
68%
14
No Score Yet

"The result is a complex, nuanced and surprisingly affecting documentary that's bound to be denounced as propaganda by people who haven't watched it."

Posted Feb 17, 2016
15
98%

"An evocative journey through a changing world in search of a culture that's disappearing before the travellers' eyes."

Posted Feb 17, 2016
16
23%

Zoolander 2 (2016)

"Anna Wintour and Valentino join in on the very obvious gags about their industry, acknowledging that Ben Stiller's preening and witless runway "satire" contains nothing to make them remotely uncomfortable."

Posted Feb 12, 2016
17
70%

Snowtime! (2016)

"There's a lightweight charm to this tale of grade-schoolers in a small, still mountainside town who engage in a deliriously epic snowball war to fight boredom."

Posted Feb 12, 2016
18
No Score Yet

"Explanations about black holes and spectral light are neat, but these guys really get deep on their relationship to life, death and each other."

Posted Feb 12, 2016
19
95%

"Writer/director Grímur Hákonarson starts his movie as an observational absurdist comedy but develops it into something far richer. "

Posted Feb 10, 2016
20
67%
21
12%

The Choice (2016)

22
86%

Hail, Caesar! (2016)

"Movies like Hail, Caesar! are the reason I will follow Joel and Ethan Coen anywhere."

Posted Feb 10, 2016
23
78%

"Ting and cinematographer Josh Silfen treat their location as a charming, sparkly bubble bustling with romantic potential, and it's great that Chung gets to embody a fully realized character on screen. "

Posted Feb 10, 2016
24
96%

Nina Forever (2016)

"It isn't even a horror movie, really. I think it's something entirely new -- a kinked romantic comedy with a creepy, queasy edge we've never seen before. Happy Valentine's Day."

Posted Feb 10, 2016
25
84%

Deadpool (2016)

"Mostly Reynolds is really funny, joyfully debasing himself and putting everything he has into making this the giddiest, most enjoyable Deadpool movie imaginable."

Posted Feb 10, 2016
26
No Score Yet

"The film's ungainly title seems to be an attempt to let us know the movie doesn't think Nick's idea is all that smart, but that doesn't really come across in the way the Bensons tell the story."

Posted Feb 3, 2016
27
55%

4th Man Out (2016)

"4th Man Out's good-naturedness is sadly incapable of overcoming its essential blandness."

Posted Feb 3, 2016
28
42%

"Rather against all odds, Pride And Prejudice And Zombies is a great deal of fun."

Posted Feb 3, 2016
29
7%

"If there were ever a purpose to these crass, imbecilic parodies, it's to remind us that the closest black actors come to starring in something like Scream, Paranormal Activity or Fifty Shades Of Grey is when Marlon Wayans spoofs them."

Posted Jan 29, 2016
30
56%

Lazer Team (2016)

"The premise may be dopey and the budget minimal, but it's all handled in such a winning and cheerful way that resistance is futile. "

Posted Jan 28, 2016
31
No Score Yet

Magicarena (2015)

32
63%

"Plunges full-on into wall-to-wall CG, the digital effects dwarfing the human heroics in a mess of blurry, choppy images"

Posted Jan 28, 2016
33
57%

Jeruzalem (2016)

"A pale copy of the [REC] movies with minimal invention and a poorly defined mythology. "

Posted Jan 28, 2016
34
87%

"If Kung Fu Panda 3 feels like a step down, it's only because it's got a sterling pedigree to live up to."

Posted Jan 27, 2016
35
96%

"You should check it out."

Posted Jan 26, 2016
36
11%

Dirty Grandpa (2016)

"You gotta give De Niro a hand (and a maybe a tissue) for the way he dives right into this role. He chews through the icky dialogue and even lends the character some warmth in the process. The movie doesn't deserve it."

Posted Jan 22, 2016
37
16%

The 5th Wave (2016)

"Like the abandoned, bullet-riddled vehicles glimpsed onscreen, this movie is a pile-up of beat-up motifs that clog the story and leave no room for the characters to emote - ironic since it's supposed to be about holding on to humanity."

Posted Jan 22, 2016
38
14%

"[The filmmakers] fail to wrestle this script - no pun intended - into something organic and believable."

Posted Jan 21, 2016
39
96%

"It's beautiful to look at, and its fan-ciful visual design is charming."

Posted Jan 21, 2016
40
No Score Yet

"I respect the hell out of Behn's work, but this documentary misses the mark. "

Posted Jan 21, 2016
41
50%

"The attempts at pulling out for a larger view of the issues in play don't really work at all."

Posted Jan 21, 2016
42
15%

Ride Along 2 (2016)

"Hart and Cube's pairing should be comic gold, a chance to be daring and topical. Unfortunately, the writers behind this series wouldn't recognize a half-decent joke if it were read aloud to them like their Miranda rights."

Posted Jan 15, 2016
43
74%

"If Band Of Robbers occasionally feels like a bunch of pals hanging out and goofing around on an idea, it never tips over into self-indulgence."

Posted Jan 14, 2016
44
8%

"It's possible that director Trevor Wall and his associates at Splash Entertainment and Telegael went into this with the best of intentions and really do believe they've made a family film for the ages. But they haven't. This is garbage."

Posted Jan 14, 2016
45
75%

"George approaches his subject with a great deal of respect, which sometimes makes the film seem a little cautious. But the more time he spends with Copeland, the more I could appreciate the choice."

Posted Jan 14, 2016
46
94%

Palio (2015)

"Racing enthusiasts will be satisfied with the time spent in the stables and on the track, though I kept waiting for the film to push deeper into its corruption angle."

Posted Jan 14, 2016
47
10%

The Forest (2016)

"After about half an hour, I found myself thinking how much nicer it would be to go for a decent walk myself, which isn't really the reaction this sort of movie is supposed to elicit."

Posted Jan 14, 2016
48
100%

"If you just want to see Bergman mugging for her own camera or clowning around with legendary collaborators like Alfred Hitchcock and Ingmar Bergman, this movie has that."

Posted Jan 7, 2016
49
89%

"It's frustrating to spend six hours with a film and still feel like you're missing something. Even if he shrugs his shoulders about where it all leads, Gomes is among the very few filmmakers compelling enough to follow down that kind of rabbit hole."

Posted Jan 6, 2016
50
100%

"It's frustrating to spend six hours with a film and still feel like you're missing something. Even if he shrugs his shoulders about where it all leads, Gomes is among the very few filmmakers compelling enough to follow down that kind of rabbit hole."

Posted Jan 6, 2016