The Land That Time Forgot (1975)
Play Misty for Me (1971)
"Eastwood displays a vigorous talent for sequences of violence and tension. He has obviously seen Psycho and Repulsion more than once, but those are excellent texts and he has learned his lessons passing well."
Strangers on a Train (1951)
"Winds up with a scene in which a merry-go-round goes wild, spins like a pin wheel, and crashes in a gaudy blaze of explosions that no earthly carrousel could touch off. The movie itself is the same way: implausible but intriguing and great fun to ride."
Taxi Driver (1976)
"[Scorsese] seems to need scripts with well-designed humor and performers with the spirit of Ellen Burstyn to compensate for what seems to be a fundamentally depressed view of life and the belief that sobriety is the equivalent of seriousness."
Taking Woodstock (2009)
The September Issue (2009)
Inglourious Basterds (2009)
"Many Tarantino movies are female revenge fantasies, in which strong women plot the deaths of men who wronged them. In Shosanna and Bridget, the writer-director has fashioned two of his steeliest, most principled femmes fatales."
True Romance (1993)
"If shoot-'em-up, gobble-'em-down movies like The Fugitive and Jurassic Park are rated PG-13 these days, what does an R-rated action adventure look like? Like True Romance: violent to a fault, glam to the max."
Thelma & Louise (1991)
The Time Traveler's Wife (2009)
District 9 (2009)
"If you're looking for the late-summer special-effects action fantasy with big franchise potential, forget about G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra. (You already forgot? Fine.) Instead, proceed directly to District 9."
"When you see Ponyo -- and you must -- be prepared for a movie that doesn't abide by Hollywood rules. This is a tale for children (yes, of all ages) who are ready to be coaxed into another world through simple words and luscious pictures."
Legends of the Fall (1994)
The Scout (1994)
G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra (2009)
Funny People (2009)
The Cable Guy (1996)
The Ugly Truth (2009)
500 Days of Summer (2009)
Public Enemies (2009)
"The movie speaks to issues of traditional desirability and dignity, specifically to the point in a woman's life when she either makes decisions about how well those two qualities can exist together or has them made for her."
What's Eating Gilbert Grape (1993)
Forces of Nature (1999)
Wrestling Ernest Hemingway (1994)
"Wrestling Ernest Hemingway aspires to be serious about its subject. Yet in a curious way this sobriety works against it. Frank and Walt turn into schematically contrasting case studies, and the movie's sympathy for them eventually becomes patronizing."
A Time to Kill (1996)
Come Back, Africa (1959)
The Nutty Professor (1996)
"[Murphy] is able to invest his Professor Klump with an endearing dignity, give his lounge lizard alter ego, Buddy Love, an alligator's bite and then go on from there to play Klump's grandma. Also his mother, father and brother."
Coming to America (1988)
Beverly Hills Cop (1984)
48 HRS (1982)
The Hangover (2009)
Drag Me to Hell (2009)
"In bringing history, literally, to life, and having as much fun with it as it is computer-graphically possible to have, director Shawn Levy and Reno 911 writers Robert Ben Garant and Thomas Lennon at least make [Museum] worth noticing."
Terminator Salvation (2009)
The Terminator (1984)
"As for Schwarzenegger, he nicely fleshes out the convention of a soulless gun for hire. With his choppy hair, cryptic shades and state-of-the-'80s leather ensemble, he looks like the Incredible Hulk gone punk."
Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991)
Empire of the Sun (1987)
Angels & Demons (2009)
Star Trek (2009)
Star Trek: First Contact (1996)