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Rating
Title/Year
Author
1
A chintzy rush-job with just enough good moments to make you wish it were better.
Posted May 3, 2015
2
Pathetic. Nothing but an over-privileged filmmaker mining his prep school diaries for narcissistic roleplay.
Posted May 3, 2015
3
Breezy and casually profound, with a killer gimmick that keeps on giving.
Posted May 3, 2015
4
Did anybody ask for this?
Posted May 3, 2015
5
You get what you pay for with a movie like this. The question is whether it was worth paying for at all.
Posted May 3, 2015
6
13 Assassins (2011)
Phenomenally entertaining. A ripping old-school yarn.
Posted May 3, 2015
7
Thor (2011)
The mildly amusing midsection plays like a Viking take on Crocodile Dundee.
Posted May 3, 2015
8
I was hypnotized from the opening sequence.
Posted May 3, 2015
9
I Am (2011)
The only revelation here is that a terrible filmmaker is a terrible filmmaker, regardless of genre or subject matter.
Posted May 3, 2015
10
Super (2011)
If I hadn't foolishly gone and saw Sucker Punch a couple weeks ago, this would be the worst film of the year.
Posted May 3, 2015
11
Scream 4 (2011)
A half-thought-out lark, the movie mocks and rejects every current trend of the genre.
Posted May 3, 2015
12
Ceremony (2011)
The problem here is that I wanted to murder the protagonist.
Posted May 3, 2015
13
Potiche (2011)
Dithers here and yon, with a deliberately dated tinny score and retro camera movements that annoy just as often as they delight.
Posted May 3, 2015
14
Hanna (2011)
Meticulously composed mayhem without a larger purpose, too glum to provide any base genre satisfactions.
Posted May 3, 2015
15
Win Win (2011)
Tom McCarthy doesn't make great movies, but he makes movies about people I enjoy spending time with.
Posted May 3, 2015
16
Source Code (2011)
I'd rather flirt with Michelle Monaghan than hunt down a mad bomber, too.
Posted May 3, 2015
17
It's the kind of generic indie we see dozens of times each year, with middling relationship problems and precious little at stake in an anachronistically affordable Manhattan.
Posted May 3, 2015
18
Kaboom (2011)
Shot in blinding colors, with an eye for artifice and a fixation on flesh, Kaboom is one happy, horny movie.
Posted May 3, 2015
19
Paul (2011)
While paying homage to E.T. and Close Encounters, they accidentally re-made Howard The Duck.
Posted May 3, 2015
20
Rango (2011)
The weirdness of the film is fascinating, but there's just so damn much of it.
Posted May 3, 2015
21
The movie is suffocated by its own grim determinism.
Posted May 3, 2015
22
Drive Angry (2011)
There's a thin line between clever and stupid. NIc Cage walks it.
Posted May 3, 2015
23
Unknown (2011)
Like Taken, it's the kind of flick that will play forever on cable.
Posted May 3, 2015
24
Hall Pass (2011)
The Farrelly's don't seem to have much interest in their own premise, instead wallowing in pee-pee and doo-doo jokes.
Posted May 3, 2015
25
Aniston appears just as disgusted with these characters as we are. She's never been so relatable.
Posted May 3, 2015
26
Cedar Rapids (2011)
Not as funny as it seems to think it is, but there are considerable pleasures to be found around the margins.
Posted May 3, 2015
27
Sanctum (2011)
I couldn't wait for these people to drown.
Posted May 3, 2015
28
The Rite (2011)
It's one of those films that pretends to take ideas about faith seriously, until it's time for the CGI money shots to kick in.
Posted May 3, 2015
29
Biutiful (2010)
The Bataan Death March of art-directed miserablim. And to what end?
Posted May 3, 2015
30
You get the feeling Reitman packed the supporting cast with ringers because he knew his leads couldn't cut it.
Posted May 3, 2015
31
Another Year (2010)
This movie makes me want to avoid my married friends.
Posted May 3, 2015
32
Somewhere (2010)
It's more of a vibe than a movie. The atmosphere is enticing, I just wish it added up to more.
Posted May 3, 2015
33
The Way Back (2011)
A gorgeously mounted epic that for all its virtues feels maddeningly remote.
Posted May 3, 2015
34
Cage merely stands around looking glum, letting his hair extensions do the acting for him.
Posted May 3, 2015
35
Rabbit Hole (2010)
Mitchell is a filmmaker who seems to genuinely like people, a far rarer bird than you'd imagine.
Posted May 3, 2015
36
True Grit (2010)
The year's best film. Deeply moving and entirely unexpected.
Posted May 3, 2015
37
Dunham offers glancing and at times devastatingly funny hints at the world beyond our protagonist's blinkered narcissism.
Posted May 3, 2015
38
The Tempest (2010)
Julie Taymor has a theatre director's idea of how movies work. That's not a compliment.
Posted May 3, 2015
39
Black Swan (2010)
It's either the awesomest stupid movie or the stupidest awesome movie I've seen all year.
Posted May 3, 2015
40
The script undercuts the measured performances with blunt, melodramatic proclamations.
Posted May 3, 2015
41
Burlesque (2010)
Just terrible enough to make you wish it was even worse.
Posted May 3, 2015
42
Hathaway creates a tough, angry, complicated woman who deserved better than her lot in life. For starters. she deserved a better movie.
Posted May 3, 2015
43
Half a movie at full price, it exists only to supply laborious setup for next summer's final installment.
Posted May 3, 2015
44
127 Hours (2010)
So busy and self-consciously virtuosic that the movie undercuts it's own premise.
Posted May 3, 2015
45
A cut above the usual rom-com tripe while remaining several notches below the caliber of talent involved.
Posted May 3, 2015
46
Tamara Drewe (2010)
The project has a slapdash, good-enough-for-government work feel to it.
Posted May 3, 2015
47
And yet the film remains strangely watchable, even when it's gone bonkers. Especially when it's gone bonkers.
Posted May 3, 2015
48
This demon is more like a lousy roommate, turning the lights on, leaving the cabinets open and making loud noises in the kitchen while everybody's trying to sleep.
Posted Apr 28, 2015
49
Stone (2010)
Hard to believe, but Edward Norton in cornrows is one of the less ludicrous things you'll see in this film.
Posted Apr 28, 2015
50
Conviction (2010)
Blandly inspirational, with a minimum of you-go-girl montages and even less suspense.
Posted Apr 28, 2015