Gone Girl (2014)
The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014)
Arthur Christmas (2011)
Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang (2005)
The Secret World of Arrietty (2012)
"It's the kind of children's film that's easy to overrate, simply for not treating the younger contingent of its audience like ADD-addled freaks, but far easier to enjoy as the handiwork of a relaxed master filmmaker."
"Hellboy II is all visuals. With little attempt to organically implement them into the plot, it's essentially nothing more than one awesome creature after another. And that's not necessarily a bad thing."
The Princess and the Frog (2009)
"The Princess and the Frog is never boring, and that's a bad thing. Once it gets going, it rarely slows down, as though doing so would mean parting ways with kids' attention spans -- or shine light on what's a pretty thin storyline."
"It would be difficult for any filmmaker to mimic Gaiman's seductively amusing and imaginative writing, and Selick, who also wrote the script, should be commended for not falling back on some golden-tongued narrator. But his Coraline could use more spunk."
Pan's Labyrinth (2006)
Brand Upon the Brain! (2006)
The Girlfriend Experience (2009)
Guardians of the Galaxy (2014)
The Drop (2014)
"Innocence takes its time setting an intriguing scene, letting the uncanny gauntlet of adolescence echo the trepidation about women in power working together toward undoubtedly creepy ends and the ghosts that haunt the privileged."
Kids for Cash (2014)
"With an ear for dialogue as sharp as her aliens looking for love in all the wrong spaces, director Madeleine Olneck hits the mark with this send-up of lesbian dating culture (alienation, get it?) packaged as a B-movie spoof."
Bounty Killer (2013)
"Sean Baker's Starlet almost miraculously transcends this story's cornball trappings, with a minor-key muted humanism and bruised emotions roiling just beneath the surface. It's a hushed marvel of a movie. "
The Other Dream Team (2012)
The Cabin in the Woods (2012)
Damsels in Distress (2012)
The Double Hour (2011)
Scott Pilgrim vs. the World (2010)
Get Low (2010)
The Concert (Le concert) (2010)
"It's a sweet-natured, agreeable-enough diversion, with just enough high culture, rowdy comic relief and flirtations with historical import that it's comfort food for art-house patrons of a certain age. "
Countdown to Zero (2010)
Dinner for Schmucks (2010)
The Kids Are All Right (2010)
The Last Airbender (2010)
The Twilight Saga: Eclipse (2010)
The Killer Inside Me (2010)
Air Doll (Kûki ningyô) (2009)