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Rating
Title/Year
Author
1
4/5
2
3
Killer Joe (2012)
4
5
Total Recall (2012)
6
7
Ruby Sparks (2012)
8
9
2/5
300 (2007)
Wallowing in the same adolescent nihilism as his Sin City, this adaptation of Frank Miller's graphic novel suffers from a similar lack of momentum.
Posted Jul 9, 2012
10
3/5
Kick-Ass (2010)
Kick-Ass gains significant momentum in its second half, once it abandons the arch origin-story material and starts staking a claim as a straight-up action flick.
Posted Jul 9, 2012
11
3/5
12
1/5
Hick (2012)
13
On the Road (2012)
This is On the Road as experienced by someone who exhibits no personality, a story of self-discovery in which there's no self to discover.
Posted May 23, 2012
14
To an even greater degree than Copy, this movie about misinterpretation insists on keeping its audience guessing, maintaining an ambiguity about its intentions that lingers well after the final shot.
Posted May 22, 2012
15
Antiviral (2013)
As far as entertainment value is concerned, the David Cronenberg "virus" thrives. Despite a few too many last-act rug-pulls, so does the movie.
Posted May 21, 2012
16
3/5
The Dictator (2012)
The reduction in spontaneity lowers the risks. Unsurprisingly, the best jokes fall closest to the old, topical template.
Posted May 15, 2012
17
3/5
Lymelife (2008)
Martini coasts on ambience and good song choices (some associated with the films of his executive producer, Martin Scorsese) and rallies with a refreshingly ambiguous ending.
Posted May 11, 2012
18
3/5
19
4/5
Outsider artists don't expect to be discovered; they just want to share their passion with the world. Greene's film communicates their devotion -- and their desire to hit people on the back with steel chairs.
Posted Apr 23, 2012
20
2/5
The Uninvited may strike even viewers who don't know the original as disarmingly familiar.
Posted Apr 20, 2012
21
3/5
The movie is clear-eyed and fearless in its recounting of the horrors of civil war, if also somewhat unsettling in demonstrating the power of documentary to desensitize viewers to even the most appalling atrocities.
Posted Apr 17, 2012
22
3/5
You don't need to be interested in classical music to find the results engrossing.
Posted Apr 12, 2012
23
4/5
If Rudd steals the show, Segel deserves props for downplaying Sydney's regressiveness.
Posted Apr 9, 2012
24
4/5
Like a family reunion with its share of embarrassing moments, it may be worth attending all the same.
Posted Apr 9, 2012
25
3/5
26
4/5
The bottom line is that you've never seen anything quite like this -- in its highs, its lows, its gaffes, its embarrassments or its uplift.
Posted Apr 3, 2012
27
2/5
10,000 B.C. (2008)
All [Emmerich] cares about is not being boring. On that level, he succeeds.
Posted Apr 3, 2012
28
3/5
Mara and Gallner make an attractive couple on the lam and Haley, as Freddy Krueger, hams it up to an almost alarming degree.
Posted Apr 3, 2012
29
3/5
30
2/5
Gnarr (2010)
31
2/5
If Mickey were a little less sneaky, he'd be the perfect protagonist for these hard economic times.
Posted Feb 24, 2012
32
4/5
It's a big, exuberant film that revels in the joy of a good story.
Posted Feb 22, 2012
33
5/5
There's nothing extraordinary about No Country for Old Men -- except, of course, the spectacle of two great directors in total command of their craft.
Posted Feb 22, 2012
34
5/5
35
4/5
The flatness of the Flash animation keeps visual bombast to a minimum, even during surreal interludes.
Posted Feb 17, 2012
36
4/5
WALL-E (2008)
WALL-E sparks with genuine creativity.
Posted Feb 17, 2012
37
3/5
Ponyo (2009)
Apart from the ecofriendly message, we have, as always, Miyazaki's magnificently inventive animation, which is almost enough to carry the day.
Posted Feb 17, 2012
38
3/5
39
3/5
Persepolis (2007)
Marjane's outlook on events is always slightly skewed and caricatured, and the visuals keep Persepolis striking to the eye even during its less dramatically satisfying patches.
Posted Feb 16, 2012
40
4/5
This is the kind of personal filmmaking that could only have come together through a chance set of inspirations. Maybe you could call it fate.
Posted Feb 15, 2012
41
5/5
From start to finish, this is filmmaking at its most immortal.
Posted Feb 13, 2012
42
It's hard to find a moment in the film that isn't great. The Godfather lives up to the term masterpiece.
Posted Feb 13, 2012
43
5/5
Up (2009)
44
3/5
Splinters (2012)
Though Splinters emulates a laid-back surfer-dude vibe all too well in its sluggish middle third, the final surf-off is a total white-knuckler.
Posted Feb 10, 2012
45
1/5
46
3/5
Newlyweds (2012)
Burns and Fitzgerald make a snappy onscreen couple.
Posted Feb 3, 2012
47
1/5
48
B
49
1/5
Waitress (2007)
Essentially a king-size serving of sitcom
Posted Nov 17, 2011
50
3/5
Puncture (2011)
Evans's soulful performance keeps Puncture from overdosing on righteous indignation.
Posted Oct 6, 2011