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Rating Title | Year Quote Author
1 83%

The Double (2014)

"This may seem strange to say, but Eisenberg has great chemistry with himself."

Posted Jul 10, 2014

Rob Thomas

2 94%

Snowpiercer (2014)

"Within the space of a 60-foot-by-9-foot train car, "Snowpiercer" packs in more action, inventiveness, energy and ideas than most summer blockbusters that have whole galaxies at their disposal."

Posted Jul 7, 2014

Rob Thomas

3 96%

Life Itself (2014)

"Ebert inspired legions of movie writers and movie fans throughout his life. But it's how he faced his last few years - with dignity, humor and grace - that should inspire everybody."

Posted Jul 3, 2014

Rob Thomas

4 87%

Obvious Child (2014)

"The film tiptoes around the issue as much as something like "Knocked Up" did - it just tiptoes around the other side."

Posted Jun 27, 2014

Rob Thomas

5 94%

Ida (2014)

"Devastatingly brisk at 80 minutes, "Ida" is a beautiful film to watch, with Pawilowski creating stunningly composed scenes that have the weight of historical photographs and the urgency of real life."

Posted Jun 26, 2014

Rob Thomas

6 60%

Nymphomaniac: Volume II (2014)

"It's either one of the worst pornos ever made or one of Von Trier's best films."

Posted Jun 20, 2014

Rob Thomas

7 75%

Nymphomaniac: Volume I (2014)

"It's either one of the worst pornos ever made or one of Von Trier's best films."

Posted Jun 20, 2014

Rob Thomas

8 38%

Words And Pictures (2014)

"In this battle of words vs. pictures, words win in a landslide."

Posted Jun 13, 2014

Rob Thomas

9 55%

Citizen Koch (2014)

"The documentary "Citizen Koch" is uneven and scattershot at times, but when you're target is as big and fat as corporate money in politics, you can afford to be a little scattersot and still hit your mark."

Posted Jun 13, 2014

Rob Thomas

10 55%

Capital (2013)

""Capital" isn't as good as "Margin Call" or "Arbitrage," in part because Costa-Gavras holds these characters in such contempt rather than trying to understand what motivates their insatiable greed."

Posted Jun 13, 2014

Rob Thomas

11 99%

The Missing Picture (2014)

"It was an act of utter destruction, a people not just killed but their entire culture erased. Panh's poignant and innovative documentary is an act of creation, remaking the forgotten Cambodia, one clay figure at a time."

Posted Jun 13, 2014

Rob Thomas

12 90%

Edge of Tomorrow (2014)

"If you like Tom Cruise, then you will like "Edge of Tomorrow," and if you don't like Tom Cruise, then you will like it even more."

Posted Jun 6, 2014

Rob Thomas

13 99%

Jodorowsky's Dune (2014)

"Why did it leave me so oddly happy, this story of a beautiful dream that never came true? Perhaps because there's beauty in the dreaming itself."

Posted May 30, 2014

Rob Thomas

14 33%

A Million Ways to Die in the West (2014)

"MacFarland just can't go toe-to-toe with the likes of Liam Neeson or Charlize Theron. Parts of "West" look like those old Oscar intros where Billy Crystal would be spliced into actual movies."

Posted May 30, 2014

Rob Thomas

15 71%

Palo Alto (2014)

""Palo Alto" is good at capturing the aimless rhythms of teenagedom, from party to car to school to party. It doesn't always make for compelling viewing, but it certainly feels accurate."

Posted May 23, 2014

Rob Thomas

16 92%

X-Men: Days of Future Past (2014)

"After being burned out on the X-Men for a while, I'd be up for another outing. Maybe in the next film they can head back to the '80s ("Mr. Magneto, tear down this wall!")"

Posted May 23, 2014

Rob Thomas

17 82%

Fed Up (2014)

"I'll bet when employees clean up the theater after a screening, they find lots of half-drunk Cokes and half-eaten popcorn boxes."

Posted May 17, 2014

Rob Thomas

18 31%

God's Pocket (2014)

"Slattery's aiming for a very tricky tone here, taking care not to sneer at these people but not make Jenkins' mistake of glorifying them either. With that heavyweight cast, led by the great Hoffman, I think he pretty much nails it."

Posted May 15, 2014

Rob Thomas

19 54%

Fading Gigolo (2014)

"The male escort subplot turns on Fiorevante setting up a three-way with Sharon Stone and Sofia Vergara for $2,000. That's $2,000 that they're paying him!"

Posted May 9, 2014

Rob Thomas

20 88%

It Felt Like Love (2014)

"Hittman wraps her pointed agenda in a deceptively lovely tone poem about adolescence and summer, almost impressionistic in its evocation of the raging hormones of the teenage years."

Posted May 9, 2014

Rob Thomas

21 89%

Le Week-End (2014)

"Roger Michell's acidic and poignant film is less "Before Sunrise" and more "Before Midnight.""

Posted May 9, 2014

Rob Thomas

22 73%

Neighbors (2014)

"Its demographic double play aside, "Neighbors" is very good at blending its two kinds of comedy - frathouse raunch and new-parent angst - together into a tight and consistently funny package. "

Posted May 9, 2014

Rob Thomas

23 95%

Blue Ruin (2014)

"This is a filmmaking career you want to get in on the ground floor of."

Posted May 1, 2014

Rob Thomas

24 95%

Finding Vivian Maier (2014)

"If nothing else, "Finding Vivian Maier" urges us not to hide our own lights under a bushel."

Posted Apr 25, 2014

Rob Thomas

25 76%

The Invisible Woman (2013)

"The pleasure and the drama come in watching for the real emotions peeking beneath the fancy costumes and flowery dialogue (by screenwriter Abi Morgan), all the more fierce because they must be repressed."

Posted Apr 24, 2014

Rob Thomas

26 88%

Cheap Thrills (2014)

"I walked out of a screening feeling like I had just put my tongue on a 9-volt battery. In a good way."

Posted Apr 14, 2014

Rob Thomas

27 95%

The Lunchbox (2014)

"This could be cloying in a "Lake House" sort of way, but instead "Lunchbox" is warm and sweet-tempered, as these two private people are able to reveal their inner selves in a way they can't to those closest to them."

Posted Apr 12, 2014

Rob Thomas

28 83%

Rob the Mob (2014)

"The f-bombs are hurled, but lovingly."

Posted Apr 12, 2014

Rob Thomas

29 74%

Enemy (2014)

"If their previous collaboration, "Prisoners," was a major-label studio album, than "Enemy" is the EP put out on their own label - rougher, less conventionally satisfying, but with a nervy spirit all its own."

Posted Apr 10, 2014

Rob Thomas

30 42%

The Face of Love (2014)

"What should have been a thoughtful late-middle-aged love story instead becomes a game to see how long the film can handle its contrivances before they blow up in its face."

Posted Mar 27, 2014

Rob Thomas

31 94%

Stranger by the Lake (2014)

"See past all the fumblings in the bushes, and writer-director Alain Guarardie's film reveals itself as a chilling psychological drama about the limits of desire, and the attractiveness of self-destruction."

Posted Mar 21, 2014

Rob Thomas

32 79%

Muppets Most Wanted (2014)

"The franchise is in good hands - even if some of those hands are made of felt and have only three fingers."

Posted Mar 21, 2014

Rob Thomas

33 86%

Coherence (2014)

"If you're into indie sci-fi in the vein of "Primer" or "Another Earth," where the thrills up the spine come from ideas rather than visual effects, get a ticket now to see James Byrkit's mindbender "Coherence.""

Posted Mar 14, 2014

Rob Thomas

34 21%

Better Living Through Chemistry (2014)

"A classic case of a film trying to have it both ways on an audience. "

Posted Mar 14, 2014

Rob Thomas

35 89%

Tim's Vermeer (2014)

"It's a sophisticated treatise on the intersection between creativity and technology, presented with all the offhand charm of a great tale told over a round of beers."

Posted Mar 14, 2014

Rob Thomas

36 99%

Wadjda (2013)

"Her film is like she is, ostensibly playing by the rules, but throwing us enough sidewise glances to let us know that she's much smarter than she appears."

Posted Feb 28, 2014

Rob Thomas

37 86%

At Berkeley (2013)

""At Berkeley" is an epic watch, but you certainly come out of there feeling like you've learned a lot."

Posted Feb 28, 2014

Rob Thomas

38 59%

Non-Stop (2014)

"At one point, Moore talks about how much she loves flying overseas. "For six hours, nobody can reach you. You're just living in the present." The same could be said of enjoyable, disposable escapist entertainment like "Non-Stop.""

Posted Feb 28, 2014

Rob Thomas

39 91%

The Great Beauty (2013)

"Ah, to be wealthy, gorgeous and dead inside in Rome!"

Posted Feb 21, 2014

Rob Thomas

40 61%

Oscar Nominated Live Action Short Films 2014 (2014)

"I know there are tons of interesting and innovative short films being made out there - I just wish I could see more of them in the Academy Final Five every year."

Posted Feb 7, 2014

Rob Thomas

41 100%

Oscar Nominated Animated Short Films 2014 (2014)

"The six films I have seen are enough to highly recommend one of the best animated collections in recent years."

Posted Feb 7, 2014

Rob Thomas

42 96%

The LEGO Movie (2014)

"The animated film lovingly and cleverly captures the appeal those little plastic bricks have on kids, whether you played with them yesterday or during the Carter Administration."

Posted Feb 7, 2014

Rob Thomas

43 82%

Camille Claudel, 1915 (2013)

"At some point during the making of "Camille Claudel 1915," writer-director Bruno Dumont surely must have considered featuring Juliette Binoche's face in extreme close-up for the film's entire running time."

Posted Jan 24, 2014

Rob Thomas

44 22%

Gimme Shelter (2014)

"It's a feature-length pamphlet."

Posted Jan 24, 2014

Rob Thomas

45 56%

Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit (2014)

""Jack Ryan" is competently-made entertainment, which is often the best we can hope for in the doldrums of January."

Posted Jan 17, 2014

Rob Thomas

46 75%

Lone Survivor (2014)

"This is brutally efficient filmmaking - Berg seems to never pass up the chance to show us a bullet wound or a broken bone, and many of both accumulate."

Posted Jan 10, 2014

Rob Thomas

47 94%

Her (2013)

"It's funny, wise, chilling, beautiful, perceptive - and, above all else, it's a genuine love story."

Posted Jan 10, 2014

Rob Thomas

48 94%

Inside Llewyn Davis (2013)

""Davis" may be the saddest comedy you ever see, or the funniest drama. In other words, this is a Coen Brothers movie, odd and endearing, and one of their best."

Posted Jan 9, 2014

Rob Thomas

49 93%

American Hustle (2013)

"If you're looking for a clockwork-perfect crime plot, you won't find it here. But if you want to hang with some wildly unpredictable and complex characters and wonder who will come up on top, "Hustle" is a lot of fun."

Posted Dec 20, 2013

Rob Thomas

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