Cold in July (2014)
Dallas Buyers Club (2013)
"We shouldn't forget this is McConaughey's world. He remains a magnetic presence, his soft-spoken Southern drawl and slithery charm keeping you from fully despising this guy Woodroof."
"Costa-Gavras certainly found an intriguing leading man in Elmaleh, with his ice-cold stare that may remind audiences of Steve McQueen at his most penetrating."
"I've rarely seen a more rabidly inconsistent film -- astute one moment, stupid the next."
Steve Jobs (2015)
The Martian (2015)
"While it boasts plenty of amazing effects and wide open vistas to justify its apportionment of IMAX screens, the film -- featuring a droll Matt Damon in the title role -- is a celebration of science, selflessness and good old-fashioned smarts. "
The Visit (2015)
The Man From U.N.C.L.E. (2015)
Fantastic Four (2015)
The Simpsons Movie (2007)
"Why do I still feel a bit jilted? Because the premise is actually kind of promising."
"Nearly two decades out, Ethan Hunt has become [Cruise's] signature role, and at 53, the indefatigable action hero hasn't lost a step as he runs, jumps, rides and drives from eye-popping set piece to the next with both will and skill. "
Dark Star: HR Giger's World (2015)
"Those hoping for insight from the man himself will be disappointed by Dark Star's polite reserve. But for those hungry for archival footage or a look inside the citadel of his mind, this is a film that's fond of being unsettled. "
Promised Land (2013)
"The road to movie hell is paved with good intentions."
Jack Reacher (2012)
"Plain, cleanly directed meat-and-potatoes action filmmaking that aspires to competence and simplicity. A nice change of pace."
This is 40 (2012)
"There's a shrillness that is admirable in theory but rather off-putting in practice. It's just not very funny."
The Guilt Trip (2012)
"It just cruises along in second gear, being genial."
"A bloated, entirely unnecessary cash-grab prequel suffering from a fatal case of elephantitis."
Playing for Keeps (2012)
"Someone maybe should've told this guy if you want to rekindle a romance with a woman, you probably shouldn't start by sleeping with all her friends."
"Wallows in fat jokes and wink-wink nudge-nudge references that anybody with even a passing knowledge of cinema history will find eye-rollingly obvious. "
Rise of the Guardians (2012)
"The film has a square-jawed elegance that occasionally hits a note of grandeur when it's not just being silly."
Holy Motors (2012)
"Jean-Luc Godard's Weekend for the digital era. Both exuberant and melancholy, it's a film about an allegedly dying art form that is thrillingly alive. Cinema is dead. Long live cinema."
" Winking, self-aware camp that eventually explodes into a craptacular of the highest order."
Wake in Fright (2012)
"This movie gets under your skin."
Silver Linings Playbook (2012)
"Wouldn't it be great if mental illness really was as adorable as it is in the movies?"
"Director Sam Mendes can't decide if he's shooting a chilly noir or a Roger Moore camp classic."
The Man With the Iron Fists (2012)
"All that matters here are cockamamie anachronistic music cues, low-rent filmmaking and one spectacularly hammy turn from Russell Crowe."
The Sessions (2012)
"It's all so plodding and beige, yet giving this movie a bad review is like kicking a kitten."
The Details (2012)
"Everything here is intentionally grotesque to service the filmmaker's cheap shots. Women and black people are just plain crazy."
Cloud Atlas (2012)
"Even at its most risible, this oddball picture has a groovy, inclusive spirit that feels downright revolutionary in our sterile, blockbuster age."
Alex Cross (2012)
" The usual over-familiar mélange of forensic evidence and titillating torture porn that reminds me why I don't watch network television procedurals. "
Atlas Shrugged: Part II (2012)
"A greedy billionaire's most feverish nightmare realized with all the amateurish panache of a daytime soap opera."
"Even the daytime scenes are shrouded in such deep shadows, you're mainly left wondering why nobody ever just turns on the damn lights."
Seven Psychopaths (2012)
"I'm not sure it all hangs together in the end, but McDonagh's grasping at something interesting."
Middle of Nowhere (2012)
"I should love this movie, but something about it kept me at arm's length."
"Very much the work of an older man revisiting the obsessions of his youth, struggling at times to reconnect with them."
Pitch Perfect (2012)
"A slovenly lark, but a spirited one."
Won't Back Down (2012)
"Funded by conservative Christian billionaire Phil Anschutz and released by rightwing overlord Rupert Murdoch, it attempts to fashion a feel-good family-friendly triumph of union busting and privatization. "
"Rian Johnson is a very clever man, if sometimes a bit too clever for his own good."
Hotel Transylvania (2012)
"It's isn't awful. Just terribly pleasant, that's all."
Trouble with the Curve (2012)
"Doesn't just remind you what a great screen presence Clint Eastwood is; it makes you appreciate him even more as a director because Lorenz does such a terrible job. "
"It's a good deal wittier than expected from a movie that consists mostly of people getting shot in the face."
End of Watch (2012)
"I'm still wondering who we're supposed to assume was holding the camera during Gyllenhaal and Anna Kendrick's sex scene."
Sleepwalk With Me (2012)
"This is a great radio bit. Problem is that somebody decided this was a movie, and it is certainly not."
The Cold Light of Day (2012)
"One of those lousy multinational productions usually cobbled together from some Israeli dry-cleaner's fun-money hoping for a quick buck on the direct-to-video circuit."
For a Good Time, Call... (2012)
"Constantly ducks away from any semblance of adult sexuality, indulging in garish colors and giggle fits. "