Television Without Pity
Downton Abbey: Season 4 (TV, 2014)
Cesar Chavez (2014)
"Too bad the film itself is a mediocre monument to a major historical figure."
The Raid 2 (2014)
" It brings me no great pleasure to report that the The Raid 2 is to The Raid as Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen was to the first Transformers: it's longer, flashier and bloated well past the point of tedium."
Californication: Season 6 (TV, 2013)
Crisis: Season 1 (TV, 2014)
Ernest & Célestine (2014)
Le Week-End (2014)
Bad Words (2014)
"Bad Words gets squishy and sentimental as it approaches its endgame, operating on the mistaken assumption that it needs to explain its anti-hero's pathology and, thus, let him off the hook for his behavior."
Veronica Mars (2014)
"Even though I enjoyed watching an older Mars reacquaint herself with Neptune, no small amount of disappointment set in as I realized Thomas was guiding the proceedings to an ending that would reinforce the series' status quo."
Believe: Season 1 (TV, 2014)
"Rest assured, content-wise this is your average TV pilot... though come to think of it, a number of pilots boast lesser direction, but better-defined stakes, characters and overall purpose than Believe. "
Those Who Kill: Season 1 (TV, 2014)
The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014)
"What's special about this film is that, while it bears all the hallmarks of his by-now entirely too familiar style, it also finds him acknowledging the limitations of that style when it butts up against a certain measure of reality "
300: Rise of an Empire (2014)
Mixology: Season 1 (TV, 2014)
The Bag Man (2014)
"The real mystery here is how first-time director David Grovic was able to recruit a fairly experienced cast for what is, on the page, a distinctly amateur effort."
The Lunchbox (2014)
"The Lunchbox's combination of well-drawn characters, thoughtful storytelling and vividly-realized setting makes it an easy recommendation for quality-starved moviegoers."
The Middle: Season 4 (TV, 2012-2013)
"It doesn't attract the ratings and awards attention of Modern Family, but ABC's The Middle continues to carve out a comfortable place for itself amidst the... um, middle ground of the network's line-up. "
Legit: Season 1 (TV, 2013)
Vikings: Season 1 (TV, 2013)
About a Boy: Season 1 (TV, 2014)
Game of Thrones: Season 3 (TV, 2013)
" Unfolding with the confidence that befits a series just entering in its prime, Game of Thrones successfully juggled its sizeable cast and plethora of ongoing storylines, packing multiple "Wow" moments into every episode. "
About Last Night (2014)
Endless Love (2014)
"The same glossy, generic pap that passes for big-screen romance these days."
Adult World (2014)
"The core of the film -- the relationship between Amy and Rat -- clicks in a very real, very entertaining way."
"This RoboCop is an assembly-line product where even the social commentary arrives pre-packaged."
The Pretty One (2014)
"Johnson and Kazan quickly establish a chemistry that's cute-quirky rather than annoying-quirky. "
The LEGO Movie (2014)
The Monuments Men (2014)
That Awkward Moment (2014)
"This tedious, originality-starved run through familiar rom-com tropes is basically one long awkward moment. "
Labor Day (2014)
"I'd like to think that one day, Reitman will be able to look back at this film and laugh at his mistakes and miscalculations. For now, we'll just have to do the laughing for him."
12 O'clock Boys (2014)
"That Nathan is able to cover so much ground in a mere 76 minutes makes 12 O'Clock Boys all the more remarkable and essential."
Hot in Cleveland: Season 1 (TV, 2010)
Treme: Season 4 (TV, 2013)
Downton Abbey: Season 4 (TV, 2013)
Rake: Season 1 (TV, 2014)
Stranger by the Lake (2014)
"Though it'll be confined to the art house circuit, Stranger By the Lake actually has all the ingredients of a mainstream, page-turning summer beach read."
Enemies Closer (2014)
"An agreeable way to kill 80 minutes."
Ride Along (2014)
Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit (2014)
Parks and Recreation: Season 6 (TV, 2013-2014)
Awkward: Season 3 (TV, 2013)
The Invisible Woman (2013)
"If you're looking for a cure to the common English period prestige picture, Ralph Fiennes's The Invisible Woman fits the bill nicely."
- • Ethan Alter
- • Monty Ashley
- • Rebecca Bellotto
- • Tippi Blevins
- • Jacob Clifton
- • Angel Cohn
- • Erin Dailey
- • Demian
- • Pablo G.
- • Dan MacEachern
- • Cindy McLennan
- • Mindy Monez
- • Sara Morrison
- • Zach Oat
- • John Ramos
- • Joseph Reid
- • Kaitlin Reilly
- • F. John Rickert
- • Sars
- • Lisa Schmeiser
- • Aly Semigran
- • Rachel Stein