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Rating
Title/Year
Author
1
90%
2
No Score Yet

"The narrative trajectory is a little familiar, but Nawabi's steely performance will keep you invested in Mina's plight."

Posted Nov 5, 2015
3
88%

Difret (2015)

"It's not exceptional filmmaking - the characters are particularly thin - but that doesn't make it anything less than necessary viewing."

Posted Nov 5, 2015
4
87%

"There's room for Charlie Brown in the imaginations of a new generation completely unfamiliar with his embarrassing dilemmas and resilient efforts to dust himself off, haters like Lucy be damned. Charlie Brown is the Dirt Off Your Shoulder OG."

Posted Nov 5, 2015
5
No Score Yet
6
No Score Yet

"Even if Ally Was Screaming occasionally feels like a short film that doesn't know when to stop, I was always curious to see what happened next."

Posted Nov 4, 2015
7
100%

"There is no battle footage or graphic imagery, but it's excruciating to watch -- a series of devastating, nakedly human moments showing the cost of war on the men sent to fight it."

Posted Nov 4, 2015
8
No Score Yet

"The result is an engaging portrait of a confident young woman, set against the backdrop of a changing India."

Posted Nov 4, 2015
9
97%

Theeb (2015)

10
65%

Spectre (2015)

"The opening sequence, set against the chaotic sprawl of Mexico City on the Day of the Dead, is technically impeccable and immediately involving. But then there's the franchise's less appealing baggage."

Posted Nov 4, 2015
11
65%

Nasty Baby (2015)

"Dramatically undercooked and shot in a way that makes the whole thing feel random and amateurish."

Posted Nov 4, 2015
12
45%

"It took four screenwriters to craft this lazy genre entry, which steals the premise and structure of Edgar Wright and Simon Pegg's 2004 masterwork but doesn't understand it at all."

Posted Nov 4, 2015
13
95%

Casino Royale (2006)

14
65%

"It's not Octopussy bad -- parts of Quantum are as thrilling as any in the 22-film franchise -- but it's a huge disappointment, especially after Casino Royale renewed 007's licence to thrill."

Posted Nov 2, 2015
15
74%

"When Brit Marling's Augusta wields her rifle in scenes that are both shocking and completely unconvincing, it feels superficially provocative but not the least bit empowering."

Posted Oct 28, 2015
16
60%

Fat (2015)

"It's an interesting choice, but it isn't handled in a compelling way."

Posted Oct 28, 2015
17
73%

Suffragette (2015)

18
80%

The Assassin (2015)

"The Assassin may seem placid on its surface, but it heaves with tension and feeling."

Posted Oct 28, 2015
19
13%

"As a regular viewer of the franchise, I was especially happy to see the refrigerator-door gag make an appearance this time around, and once again not pay off. Gotta hold something back for the seventh one."

Posted Oct 28, 2015
20
29%

Burnt (2015)

"It never comes close to being as funny, human and insightful about the restaurant industry as a TV series from 2005."

Posted Oct 28, 2015
21
89%
22
18%

"Intercutting the story's action with eclectic performance clips from YouTube delivers the film's most intriguing point. You're going to find much more raw talent online than anywhere else in this movie."

Posted Oct 22, 2015
23
No Score Yet

"It's of strictly historical interest."

Posted Oct 21, 2015
24
No Score Yet

"One of the more inventively framed documentaries of this or any other year."

Posted Oct 21, 2015
25
8%

"Everyone loves Bill Murray, right? So we can all agree the guy deserves better than Rock The Kasbah."

Posted Oct 21, 2015
26
79%

Northern Soul (2015)

"Every last detail feels authentic, from the slightly unfashionable clothes to the cramped rooms in which John and his friends sort through records and piles of pills."

Posted Oct 21, 2015
27
76%
28
98%

Phoenix (2015)

29
26%

"Jupiter Ascending is kind of goony and more than a little cheesy. But it has some absolutely spectacular highs, including an astonishingly complicated chase over and through Chicago that seems like the reason IMAX 3D was invented."

Posted Oct 21, 2015
30
29%

Momentum (2015)

"If you're going to call your movie Momentum, it really ought to move."

Posted Oct 21, 2015
31
71%

Crimson Peak (2015)

"Whatever it is, it's a pleasure to spend two hours inside it."

Posted Oct 21, 2015
32
89%

"The film bears comparison to Lumet's Dog Day Afternoon and Prince Of The City for its sense of place and time, and to Coppola's first Godfather for its depiction of a man who places himself at a moral crossroads in defence of his family."

Posted Oct 20, 2015
33
No Score Yet

"Aside from a playful structure and some game performances, it doesn't yield fruit."

Posted Oct 15, 2015
34
63%

"I love pretty much everything in Sleeping With Other People: Jason Sudeikis, Adam Scott, Alison Brie, Jason Mantzoukas, Amanda Peet, Andrea Savage, New York City, all of it. And yet this is a contrived, witless, utterly infuriating movie."

Posted Oct 15, 2015
35
85%
36
86%

Steve Jobs (2015)

"How do you make a Steve Jobs movie in a world where there are already two Steve Jobs movies? You think different, and you turn it into an Aaron Sorkin movie."

Posted Oct 15, 2015
37
88%

Experimenter (2015)

"Experimenter may lack the fireworks of this year's other true-life psychological drama, The Stanford Prison Experiment, but that's just fine. It simply takes a different route into the soul of its subject, one that's no less effective."

Posted Oct 15, 2015
38
76%

Goosebumps (2015)

" Feels like a visit to those kid-friendly haunted houses where brightly coloured ghouls jump out to say "Boo!" - the effect more amusing than scary. "

Posted Oct 14, 2015
39
91%

"Someone will inevitably call Bridge Of Spies "old-fashioned," but don't buy it. The values are vintage, sure, but the storytelling is state of the art."

Posted Oct 14, 2015
40
25%
41
60%

"At two hours and 24 minutes it's the shortest of the trilogy, but it still feels longer than it needs to be."

Posted Oct 10, 2015
42
No Score Yet

"There's a stylistic gambit at the end that doesn't work at all, but right up until that point People Hold On is a fine little picture. Count me in for Seater's next one."

Posted Oct 8, 2015
43
97%

Red Army (2015)

"If you weren't around in the 80s to hear the tales of the Soviet Union's hockey squad, Gabe Polsky's Red Army brings them to vivid life."

Posted Oct 8, 2015
44
55%

Hyena Road (2016)

"The film acknowledges political and moral quandaries in Canada's peacekeeping mission in Afghanistan but then applies the most disingenuous tropes from old-school combat films and westerns to gloss over the grey areas."

Posted Oct 7, 2015
45
No Score Yet

Eadweard (2015)

"Eadweard is beautifully shot and makes the most of its settings -- Rideout is also the film's production designer -- but the dialogue is utterly on-the-nose, and the performances are all over the place. "

Posted Oct 7, 2015
46
93%
47
81%

"Labyrinth Of Lies takes a complex piece of German history --the path to the 1963-65 Frankfurt Auschwitz trials of former Nazis who'd run the infamous Polish death camp -- and reduces it to a glossy, Hollywood-friendly procedural. "

Posted Oct 7, 2015
48
35%

Knock Knock (2015)

"This one has "straight to VOD" written all over it."

Posted Oct 7, 2015
49
92%

99 Homes (2015)

"Garfield and Shannon are both great, though, and Laura Dern contributes a fine supporting turn as Garfield's mother. But they can only do so much with that third act."

Posted Oct 7, 2015
50
93%

"The Creeping Garden is a serious scientific inquiry that also functions as a trippy philosophical exploration of our place in the world and the really weird things that exist just beneath us."

Posted Oct 7, 2015