Ricki And The Flash (2015)
"It's a crowd-pleaser every bit as calculated and earnestly defanged as a Golden Oldies bus-and-truck tour. It's fun while it lasts, even if the Bic lighters stay safely pocketed at the end of the show."
The End Of The Tour (2015)
Fantastic Four (2015)
Shaun the Sheep Movie (2015)
Chariots of Fire (1981)
"Caddyshack, a derelict farce that lurches about in search of hilarious possibilities among the members and employes of a country club, is the latest misbegotten spawn of National Lampoon's Animal House."
Höstsonaten (Autumn Sonata) (1978)
Ordinary People (1980)
Lili Marleen (1981)
"Far from apprehending this effect as a felicitous esthetic touch, one simply gets the creeps from it. Veronika Voss is no doubt a peculiarly authentic last testament and premonition of oblivion, but there is no comfort or gratification in it."
All That Jazz (1979)
"By the time the film is over, the movie has degenerated with a jaundiced vengeance. Fosse's sour, grandstanding cynicism imposed an intolerable burden of self-pity on his talent, our compassion and the tradition of the backstage musical."
Blade Runner (1982)
"I don't think there's a more exciting talent at work right now than Spielberg, an authentic moviemaking prodigy, and perhaps his worst problem from June 20, 1975, on will be preventing success from making a nervous or artistic wreck of him."
That Sugar Film (2015)
""Samba" is loosely plotted and is at least 20 minutes too long. It seems ready to end half a dozen times before it finally does, with ironic payoffs for Samba and Alice that are too glib to be satisfying."
"The film can be appreciated, if only as a showcase for its assured, emotional attuned performances, as a convincing time capsule and period piece, and as a chance to reconsider one of the more well-known and still-influential studies of its era."
The Look of Silence (2015)
A LEGO Brickumentary (2015)
"Sandler doesn't appear to be trying terribly hard, and Gad gets sucked into that humor vacuum, going after laughs with a palpable desperation and adopting Sandler's signature move of yelling for no apparent reason."
""Unexpected" would have been enriched by a more generous balance between the two characters' worlds. But Swanberg shows a sure, sensitive hand in limning the upshots and downsides of life's most blessed events."
Irrational Man (2015)
A Hard Day (2015)
Do I Sound Gay? (2015)
"What begins as a first-person account of one man's quest to change the way he speaks soon becomes something closer to pop anthropology, in the process throwing in a bit of sociolinguistics and stand-up comedy."
A Borrowed Identity (2015)
"The most obvious and abiding defect displayed by Inchon is a ramshackle form of story construction in which the desire to fit The Little Picture inside The Big Picture achieves only wholesale trivialization."
Sharknado 3: Oh Hell No! (2015)
"Sharknado 3: Oh Hell No! rolls through Wednesday night with a noticeably weakened potency and very little camp potential left in its twirl. I'd be surprised if it triggers any warning louder than a sigh."
E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial (1982)
"E.T. is essentially a spiritual autobiography, a portrait of the filmmaker as a typical suburban kid set apart by an uncommonly fervent, mystical imagination. It comes out disarmingly funny, spontaneous, bighearted."
Where the Buffalo Roam (1980)
All the President's Men (1976)
"Political commentators seem to feel that this All the President's Men will have a far-reaching political impact this year. I'd be more inclined to believe it if the film affected a provocative emotional tone. Pakula is just too cool under the collar."
A Poem Is A Naked Person (2015)
Lila & Eve (2015)
Mr. Holmes (2015)
"The second half of this nearly two-hour film is a pure delight - fast-paced and funny and filled with special effects and humor as great as any recent Marvel movie, with the possible exception of "Guardians of the Galaxy.""
7 Days in Hell (2015)
"It's hard to imagine that the pitch session for the regrettably unfunny 7 Days in Hell... actually produced anything more than a polite "no thanks" from the usually discerning network. The bottled water in that meeting must have been gin. "
"In Kapadia's assured and careful hands, the film becomes less a portrait of a tragic artist, whose downward spiral was exacerbated by opportunistic family members and colleagues, than a discomfiting mirror held up to her audience."
The Tribe (2015)
Tap World (2015)