INDY Week

INDY Week is not a Tomatometer-approved publication. Reviews from this publication only count toward the Tomatometer when written by the following Tomatometer-approved critic(s): Craig D. Lindsey
Rating Title/Year Author
4/4 The Great Beauty (2013) Craig D. Lindsey Funny and sad, poignant and profound, elegant and elegiac, ambitious and ambiguous, The Great Beauty is one of the most utterly enjoyable movies I've seen in years. EDIT
Posted Oct 25, 2017
The Wind Rises (2013) Craig D. Lindsey If The Wind Rises is indeed Miyazaki's last hurrah, he goes out on a graceful, all-encompassing note. EDIT
Posted Oct 25, 2017
3/4 Elaine Stritch: Shoot Me (2013) Craig D. Lindsey Ultimately, Elaine Stritch: Shoot Me makes you root for her even when you've had your fill of her. EDIT
Posted Oct 25, 2017
2.5/4 Million Dollar Arm (2014) Craig D. Lindsey The movie certainly found the right screenwriter in Tom McCarthy. EDIT
Posted Oct 25, 2017
2/4 Magic in the Moonlight (2014) Craig D. Lindsey On a list of Allen's worst films, this, my friends, would rank very low. EDIT
Posted Oct 25, 2017
1/4 Passion (2012) Craig D. Lindsey As much as [De Palma] beautifies this mess-the movie's so sleek, you'll worry that the cast is gonna slip off the damn screen-it's still a mess. EDIT
Posted Oct 25, 2017
2/4 Hell Baby (2013) Craig D. Lindsey While not a lot of Hell Baby works... the movie does seem destined to be the sort of acquired-taste howler that will most likely attract people who recognize how ridiculous horror movies can be-and, of course, stoners. EDIT
Posted Oct 25, 2017
1/4 Thanks for Sharing (2012) Craig D. Lindsey As much as it wants to show how keeping it in your pants can be downright debilitating for some, Thanks for Sharing ultimately proves to be an unsatisfying, relentlessly depriving experience. EDIT
Posted Oct 25, 2017
2/4 Escape From Tomorrow (2013) Craig D. Lindsey Escape from Tomorrow often makes good on its aspiration to stick it to the man in the mouse suit, but let's not get carried away: Miley Cyrus is currently doing just that to much greater effect. EDIT
Posted Oct 24, 2017
3/4 Muscle Shoals (2013) Craig D. Lindsey An occasionally doleful but otherwise lively trip, Muscle Shoals is yet another cinematic shout-out to those unsung heroes who came out of nowhere and made music that mattered. EDIT
Posted Oct 24, 2017
4/4 Her (2013) Craig D. Lindsey This retro-futuristic romance (set in a world where people dress like colorful Quakers) has not only a lyrical sharpness but also the most sincere of faces. EDIT
Posted Oct 24, 2017
3/4 Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom (2013) Craig D. Lindsey I will say that of all the Oscar-bait movies the Weinstein Company has released this holiday season, Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom is one that won't make you grimace in agony while you're watching it. EDIT
Posted Oct 24, 2017
3/4 I'm So Excited! (2013) Craig D. Lindsey A ribald, ridiculous party in the sky, I'm So Excited is basically Almodóvar's Soul Plane-and I mean that as a compliment. EDIT
Posted Oct 24, 2017
4/4 Fruitvale Station (2013) Craig D. Lindsey It's a sad state of affairs when movies like Fruitvale Station have to show everyone what they should know by now: Black people are people, too. EDIT
Posted Oct 24, 2017
4/4 20 Feet From Stardom (2013) Craig D. Lindsey Joyous, uplifting, melancholy and nostalgic, Twenty Feet From Stardom is a stunning salute to the singers who stay in the background, but whose talents can never be contained there. EDIT
Posted Oct 24, 2017
2/4 Stories We Tell (2012) Craig D. Lindsey This is the most functional tale of dysfunctional-family drama I've ever heard. EDIT
Posted Oct 24, 2017
3/4 Gimme the Loot (2012) Craig D. Lindsey Gimme the Loot may scare off future visitors to New York City, but it'll certainly make those who grew up there homesick as hell. EDIT
Posted Oct 24, 2017
2/4 6 Souls (2010) Craig D. Lindsey Even though God is actually mentioned in the closing, special-thanks credits, dude couldn't unfortunately work His/Her magic and prevent this film from being the uneven, preposterously out-of-control wreck that it is. Can the church say "Amen"? EDIT
Posted Oct 24, 2017
3/4 Ginger & Rosa (2012) Craig D. Lindsey With Ginger & Rosa, Potter once again documents the usually lonely road a woman takes in finding out who she really is, this time showing it from the perspective of someone who isn't even a woman yet. EDIT
Posted Oct 24, 2017
1/4 Identity Thief (2013) Craig D. Lindsey Identity Thief is supposed be a fun time, but robs you of it the whole 111 minutes you're sitting there watching it. EDIT
Posted Oct 24, 2017
3/4 Quartet (2012) Craig D. Lindsey The movie, like the play it's based on, is more about reminding audiences that talented people are often still talented in their later years. It's safe to say that Quartet will be the feel-good movie of the year-for anyone over 65. EDIT
Posted Oct 24, 2017
3/4 Évocateur: The Morton Downey Jr. Movie (2012) Craig D. Lindsey He was the perfect by-product of the Reagan era and, as Evocateur reminds us, someone rabid, right-wing broadcasters should gratefully praise every day of their lives. EDIT
Posted Oct 24, 2017
3/4 Not Fade Away (2012) Craig D. Lindsey As the title oh-so-obviously implies, it's a love that will-well, you know. EDIT
Posted Oct 24, 2017
2/4 A Late Quartet (2012) Craig D. Lindsey The unconvincing, histrionic script makes all of this seem more contrived than controlled. EDIT
Posted Oct 24, 2017
3/4 Seven Psychopaths (2012) Craig D. Lindsey Violence may be served up in copious amounts, but McDonagh also creates characters who have no qualms going gently into that good night. EDIT
Posted Oct 24, 2017
3/4 2 Days in New York (2012) Craig D. Lindsey It's quite amazing that both Delpy and Rock pull this off, convincingly playing a couple who, despite being polar opposites, are straight-up smitten with each other. EDIT
Posted Oct 24, 2017
3/4 Pitch Perfect (2012) Craig D. Lindsey The movie almost makes me consider watching an episode of Glee-almost. EDIT
Posted Oct 24, 2017
2/4 Hotel Transylvania (2012) Craig D. Lindsey The movie is hardly top-notch stuff. EDIT
Posted Oct 24, 2017
3/4 Killer Joe (2011) Craig D. Lindsey Killer Joe is such a hideously over-the-top, black-hearted view of Southern-fried scumbags that even Texans like myself can't get offended. EDIT
Posted Oct 24, 2017
2/4 God Bless America (2011) Craig D. Lindsey While Goldthwait's heart is in the right place, it's unlikely the blood spilled in his film will make annoying, loathsome people finally straighten ... up. EDIT
Posted Oct 24, 2017
1/4 Darling Companion (2012) Craig D. Lindsey The kind of forced, deceptive, quasi-quirky heart-warmer that brings older people (and rabid dog lovers) to the art house, Darling Companion ultimately isn't about finding the dog. It's about these shrill, boring-ass people finding each other. EDIT
Posted Oct 24, 2017
3/4 Brave (2012) Craig D. Lindsey It's really the most sympathetic salute to mothers Disney has released since Freaky Friday. EDIT
Posted Oct 20, 2017
3/4 The Queen of Versailles (2012) Craig D. Lindsey Be prepared to find yourself trying to find sympathy and compassion for the Siegels. EDIT
Posted Oct 20, 2017
3/4 Puss in Boots (2011) Craig D. Lindsey It doesn't rely on annoying pop references or scenes of shameless schmaltz. Credit is probably due to executive producer Guillermo del Toro. EDIT
Posted Oct 20, 2017
3/4 Margin Call (2011) Craig D. Lindsey Margin Call effectively portrays these masters of the universe as flawed folk who were just as ill-informed, unaware and ultimately scared of losing it all as the general public. EDIT
Posted Oct 20, 2017
2/4 Tucker & Dale vs Evil (2010) Craig D. Lindsey For his characters' demises, co-writer/director Eli Craig (aka Sally Field's son) comes up with the sort of ridiculous Rube Goldberg setups you would usually find in Final Destination movies. EDIT
Posted Oct 20, 2017
2/4 Real Steel (2011) Craig D. Lindsey You can guess where the movie goes. EDIT
Posted Oct 20, 2017
2/4 Bellflower (2011) Craig D. Lindsey While it may win over folks with its woozy, dreamlike, visual look ... Bellflower may also disgust others with its nasty, nihilistic narrative. EDIT
Posted Sep 1, 2017
4/4 The Guard (2011) Craig D. Lindsey Much like its protagonist, the film appears to enjoy taking the piss out of its audience, giving them a cynical yet cheeky neo-noir that tweaks the usual conventions and comes up with a story that may be familiar, but is told in fresh fashion. EDIT
Posted Sep 1, 2017
3/4 Hope Springs (2012) Craig D. Lindsey I won't reveal if these two adult learners rekindle the flame they thought was out long ago. But I will tell you this: I never thought seeing Meryl Streep pull an Alanis Morissette would be one of the highlights of my summer. EDIT
Posted Sep 1, 2017
3/4 The Muppets (2011) Craig D. Lindsey If anything, The Muppets succeeds in reminding us why audiences both young and old adored these talking pieces of felt in the first place: They were the first icons of family entertainment to keep it real. EDIT
Posted Sep 1, 2017
3/4 Arthur Christmas (2011) Craig D. Lindsey It may look like a holiday trifle, but it's still a sleigh ride worth taking. EDIT
Posted Sep 1, 2017
2/4 We Bought a Zoo (2011) Craig D. Lindsey We Bought a Zoo certainly wins this year's prize for most mediocre, heartwarming family film to win over audiences this holiday season. EDIT
Posted Sep 1, 2017
4/4 The Adventures of Tintin (2011) Craig D. Lindsey With The Adventures of Tintin, Steven Spielberg remembers that even if you make a movie that isn't about that much, at least make it an exciting, awe-inspiring movie about not that much. EDIT
Posted Sep 1, 2017
3/4 Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (2011) Craig D. Lindsey Unlike the Bond films, this movie reminds us that being a British government agent is always a job, and rarely an adventure. EDIT
Posted Sep 1, 2017
2/4 Shame (2011) Craig D. Lindsey Unfortunately, with all the deep pluses Shame serves up, its clumsy minuses are too glaring and unpardonable. EDIT
Posted Sep 1, 2017
2/4 Man on a Ledge (2012) Craig D. Lindsey They basically patch a narrative together by jacking the best moments from fun popcorn flicks like The Negotiator and Inside Man. EDIT
Posted Sep 1, 2017
1/4 Tim and Eric's Billion Dollar Movie (2012) Craig D. Lindsey Tim and Eric are more tolerable in small doses. When they try to stretch their shenanigans to a feature-length format, the results are even more nonsensical-and even more antagonistic. EDIT
Posted Sep 1, 2017
2/4 John Carter (2012) Craig D. Lindsey The movie is still one tacky sight. EDIT
Posted Sep 1, 2017
2/4 Fright Night (2011) Craig D. Lindsey The producers had the right idea hiring former Buffy the Vampire Slayer scribe Marti Noxon to write the screenplay. Unfortunately, they also hired director Craig Gillespie, who once again shows why he shouldn't be allowed around film equipment. EDIT
Posted Sep 1, 2017