Sharknado 3: Oh Hell No! (2015)
"Instead of winding tighter and tighter, as a suspense story should, Telefon just winds down, rather like -- come to think of it -- a phone call between two people who don't really have much to say to each other."
The Wolfpack (2015)
"Feig keeps his Spy machinery cranking so smoothly that nothing said or done feels as outrageous as, in fact, it is. The truth serum Spy drops into our fizzy drinks makes us feel so good that we don't even realize we've been schooled."
"Not only one of the more entertainingly human fantasies to come out of the studio, but it also defies the bedrock fanboy aesthetic that you don't want to merely watch the superhero-you want to be the superhero."
Hester Street (1975)
Back to the Future Part II (1989)
Inside Out (2015)
"What makes the movie so rich and enlightening, even for an adult well acquainted with their own blue periods, is the depiction of emotions not as at war with each other but rather in a constant juggling act to keep their human going."
The Wicked Lady (1945)
"Airplane! is a splendidly tacky, totally tasteless, completely insignificant flight, a gooney bird of a movie that looks as if it could never get off the ground and then surprises and delights with its free-spirited aerobatics."
Secret Agent (1936)
Our Hospitality (1923)
Sherlock Jr. (1924)
Rocky IV (1985)
"Padded with clips from earlier Rocky pictures, adding nothing to his mythic, let alone human dimensions, it lacks even the primitive suspense and crude capacity to release underdog emotions that permitted its predecessors to conquer one's better judgment."
The Offence (1973)
Mad Max (1979)
"[The] film has been consigned to the grind houses, where audiences are responding as Miller wants them to. From there Mad Max will find its way to the film schools and revival houses, where its tough-gutted intelligence may be appreciated."
Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015)
"Like the first one, Avengers: Age of Ultron was written and directed by Joss Whedon, among whose many virtues is an indelible, infallible touch with character, which is important because in Ultron he has to introduce them at a furious rate."
The Water Diviner (2015)
"Crowe needs, badly, a director to push back against his default mode: The script for The Water Diviner posits that Joshua Connor is the most interesting man in the frame at all times, but Crowe's performance doesn't earn that."
Ex Machina (2015)
Lo Straniero (The Stranger) (1967)
Ticket to Heaven (1981)
Furious 7 (2015)
Get Hard (2015)
The Golden Voyage of Sinbad (1974)
"Sinbad is light, silly fun, and kids will probably appreciate both the skillful technique of the fantasy and the fact that the film makers have had the good sense not to include a single -- yecchh! -- kissing scene."
The Day of the Dolphin (1973)
Cold Turkey (1971)
The Woman in Red (1984)
"Writer-Director Wilder has fashioned an ironic, worldly, yet sternly moral comedy that gives an energizing twist to every farcical convention and finds the perfect timing for every rubber-faced reaction to calamity."
Winchester '73 (1950)
"Nearly a century after that black-and-white cartoon short, and 65 years after a "classic" animated feature that missed the mark, Disney finally got Cinderella right -- for now and, happily, ever after."
Poor Cow (1967)
"Despite its scruffy scene and downhill theme, Poor Cow is not really another of England's angry proletarian tragedies. The film tells its story with humanity that is never sentimental and humor that never jokes."
The Quiller Memorandum (1966)
Talk Radio (1988)
The Stunt Man (1980)
I'll See You In My Dreams (1951)
I Clowns (The Clowns) (2001)
"[Fellin] turns the world into his circus and, in a liberated, quasi-documentary style, resurrects some of history's great pagliacci with their cornucopia of practical jokes, smashed hats, pulled chairs, popping balloons and squirting flowers."
Young Winston (1972)
"Since Young Winston attempts to be a kind of vest-pocket spectacle, there are also a couple of the battles in which he fought (a set-to in the Sudan, a Boer skirmish). Attenborough stages them with all the fury of a grade school recess."
The Crying Game (1992)
"In a style of agitated naturalism, Jordan examines poignant matters of life and death, sex and friendship, duty and loyalty, freedom and bondage, manhood and womanhood and all the ambiguous areas in between."
The Red Shoes (1948)
Major Barbara (1941)