"Seems to achieve an astonishing rebirth in the transposition of a play from stage to screen. It is also a rebirth for Robert Altman, who has fashioned a stirring comeback, revitalizing his technique and presumably his career."
He Knows You're Alone (1980)
"He Knows You're Alone inspires sustained, high-decibel shrieking when Mastroianni cuts loose, but it ingratiates itself in a more congenial way by being so mischievosly movie-crazy and by swift strokes of characterization and funny romatic by play."
The Hollywood Knights (1980)
"With Manhattan, a sparkling romance about the overspecialized anxieties of overintellectualized New Yorkers, Woody Allen has bounced back from the sobriety of "Interiors" to an exhilarating new comic high."
The Blues Brothers (1980)
"The emotional satisfaction that Syberberg appears to derive from this kind of reflection makes my skin crawl, but its defeatist vanity and absolutism may help explain the cult appeal of the otherwise inexplicable New German Cinema."
Apocalypse Now (1979)
Moment by Moment (1978)
"Moment by Moment is a Grade-A stinker, hatched under Stigwood auspices for the greater mortification of Lily Tomlin and John Travolta, locked in excruciating erotic two-step as a melancholy Beverly Hills housewife and her hopeful lover boy."
The Dogs of War (1980)
The Suspect (Yong-eui-ja) (2014)
"Whatever characters they're playing, Fey and Poehler can be counted on to infuse even their crassest moments with disarming likability. "Sisters" goes for broke in both directions, with winning, helplessly entertaining results."
"The Force Awakens has succeeded where it counts most, in creating a cast of characters that viewers can spend the next several years rooting for, especially the spirited, resourceful heroine at its center."
The Girl in the Book (2015)
The Danish Girl (2015)
In the Heart of the Sea (2015)
A Very Murray Christmas (2015)
"Yet it never feels exactly right. This might be a technological matter that, for once, gives the advantage to old-fashioned television - the kind you plug in the wall and watch according to its schedule, not yours."
James White (2015)
Peggy Guggenheim: Art Addict (2015)
Janis: Little Girl Blue (2015)
"The director interviewed just about everyone relevant to Joplin's life story who is still alive. She uses archival footage and Joplin's letters - read by singer-songwriter Chan Marshall, a.k.a. Cat Power - to add voices from beyond the grave."
A Royal Night Out (2015)
"Most likely, the real Elizabeth never had such a memorable, action-packed evening. But it's fun to imagine, if only for a moment, that behind the facade of stately hats and matching suits, the queen is hiding some wacky stories."
A Christmas Story (1983)
The Wonders (2015)
"Structurally, "The Wonders" suffers from awkward bulges and sags, especially toward the end. Still, it's a beautiful, richly imagined ride that doesn't end as much as evaporate into a dreamlike puff of smoke."
"As the quiet, compact vessel for roiling fears and ambivalence, Al-Hwietat's Theeb winds up being a strikingly memorable character, whose deceptively simple tale possesses both haunting power and a whiff of prescient pessimism."
The Good Dinosaur (2015)
Victor Frankenstein (2015)
Trading Places (1983)
Criminal Activities (2015)
Secret in Their Eyes (2015)
The Night Before (2015)
Heart of a Dog (2015)
The Hallow (The Woods) (2015)
Censored Voices (2015)
Love the Coopers (2015)