Time Out Chicago
"Ratatouille seems more charming in concept than in execution. Bogged down by too many climaxes, it's a little overcooked."
District 9 (2009)
"If the basic idea is provocative, District 9 never lives up to the promise of its allegorical freight."
Inglourious Basterds (2009)
"For all its originality, this hall of mirrors is the closest Tarantino has come to making a film with old-fashioned, movie-movie appeal."
Knocked Up (2007)
"The movie is a decisive breakthrough for Apatow, whose comic instincts go hand in hand with an unfashionable empathy."
Nancy, Please (2013)
"Nancy, Please hasn't much to offer beyond the amusing spectacle of a complacent college boy losing his cool. But that may be enough, especially for those who've sparred with archrivals of their own -- real or invented. "
Taxi Driver (1976)
To The Wonder (2013)
Ginger & Rosa (2013)
The Croods (2013)
Caesar Must Die (2013)
Spring Breakers (2013)
"Not just a step forward. It's a vision: a fever dream of sun-dappled debauchery that doubles as a thriller-satire on the allure of excess."
"Petzold renders Communist oppression in a provocatively muted manner."
Somebody Up There Likes Me (2013)
"There's talent here, but the goal seems to be proving that everyone involved is too cool to make an actual movie."
"Diary is less a movie about the necessity of faith than what it means to be cut down in the midst of youthful idealism and intransigence, before life offers wisdom."
21 And Over (2013)
Jack the Giant Slayer (2013)
"Taking a healthy swig from Lord of the Rings' cup, this high-concept "Jack and the Beanstalk" dresses up traditionalism in expensive nothingness."
Future Weather (2013)
"Feels like the product of an explosion at the Sundance factory: a rural setting here, a wisp of mildly quirky indie rock there. "
Beautiful Creatures (2013)
A Good Day To Die Hard (2013)
The King's Speech (2010)
"The King's Speech is an entertainingly crafted movie that doesn't linger too long in the mind."
The Trouble with the Truth (2012)
"While it never quite lives up to its lofty inspiration, particularly in an unsatisfying final act, it's engagingly written and well played by both leads."
John Dies at the End (2013)
"More arch than amusing, John Dies at the End may exhaust your patience for everything-but-the-kitchen-sink "storytelling." Still, there's something endearing about its relentless barrage of gonzo happenings. "
Side Effects (2013)
"Makes for an intriguing if dispassionate fit."
Warm Bodies (2013)
West of Memphis (2012)
A Haunted House (2013)
Broken City (2013)
Consuming Spirits (2012)
Movie 43 (2013)
"Neither the Kentucky-fried turkey its unceremonious release suggests nor the kind of daring film maudit that seems destined to be reassessed decades hence."
Gangster Squad (2013)
Texas Chainsaw (2013)
Zero Dark Thirty (2013)
Premium Rush (2012)
The Cabin in the Woods (2012)
How to Survive a Plague (2012)
This Is Not a Film (2012)
Promised Land (2013)
Django Unchained (2012)
Jack Reacher (2012)
Les Misérables (2012)