"Steve Carell offers a tour de force of slow-burning menace. Foxcatcher, one of the year's very best films, exposes the diseased underbelly of American exceptionalism and knocks the ground out from under you. "
Big Hero 6 (2014)
"The breakthrough star of the season is here. His name is Baymax and he's impossible not to love. The 3-D animated Big Hero 6 would be a ton less fun without this irresistible blob of roly-poly, robot charisma. "
The Theory of Everything (2014)
"What the neg-heads are missing about Interstellar is how enthralling it is, how gracefully it blends the cosmic and the intimate, how deftly Nolan explores the infinite in the smallest human details. "
1,000 Times Good Night (2014)
St. Vincent (2014)
Force Majeure (2014)
John Wick (2014)
Dear White People (2014)
Listen Up Philip (2014)
"Jason Schwartzman is deadpan dynamite in Alex Ross Perry's poisonous valentine to the New York literary scene. Some audiences just don't cotton to movies with flawed characters you love to hate. Pussies. "
"I'm jazzed by every daring, devastating, howlingly funny, how'd-they-do-that minute in Birdman. Powered by Michael Keaton's pinballing tour de force, Iñárritu's cinematic whirlwind is an exhilarating high. No true movie lover would dare miss it. "
Kill the Messenger (2014)
"It's oversold and under-reported. But Kill the Messenger flies high on Jeremy Renner's all-stops-out performance as 1990s-era journalist Gary Webb. Flaws aside, the film inspires a moral outrage that feels disconcertingly timely. "
The Judge (2014)
"An overstuffed, overlong slog of a legal drama. Director David Dobkin coats every cliché with cheap theatrics. Go ahead, see The Judge just for Downey and Duvall. But to cite another recent dud, this is where I leave you. "
"Damien Chazelle stages S&M drum duels with strafing mastery. And Miles Teller and J.K. Simmons will blow you away. Beat the drums for a Simmons Oscar, and add a cymbal crash for Whiplash. It's electrifying. "
The Good Lie (2014)
Men, Women & Children (2014)
The Two Faces of January (2014)
Jimi: All Is by My Side (2014)
The Equalizer (2014)
Gone Girl (2014)
This Is Where I Leave You (2014)
The Guest (2014)
The Drop (2014)
The Skeleton Twins (2014)
Light Sleeper (1992)
If I Stay (2014)
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2014)
Starred Up (2014)
Jacob's Ladder (1990)
The One I Love (2014)
Love Is Strange (2014)
"Sin City: A Dame To Kill For doesn't explode onscreen the way the first one did. Miller's monochrome palette, splashed with color that shines like a whore's lip gloss, doesn't startle as it once did."
The Truman Show (1998)
"The Truman Show finds a near-miraculous balance of humor and feeling in the keen intelligence of the script by Andrew Niccol and the prodigal inventiveness of Dead Poets Society director Peter Weir at his very best."
The Expendables 3 (2014)
The Giver (2014)
The Hundred-Foot Journey (2014)
What If (2014)
Child Of God (2014)
Get On Up (2014)