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Rating
Title/Year
Author
1
4/5
A Separation (2011)
Farhadi's carefully wrought narrative and the ways it handles the fragile emotions of its characters truly sets it apart, not only from contemporary Iranian cinema but world cinema in general.
Posted Jan 30, 2012
2
3/5
Less a story loosely bound by cause and effect than a kind of scrapbook of memories, all of which convey the concerns of being super smart and mostly confused in a culturally mixed Manhattan, circa 1980.
Posted Jan 29, 2012
3
4/5
You don't have to be a parent for it to wreck you and make you glad it exists.
Posted Jan 28, 2012
4
0/5
It's official: Katherine Heigl will not rest until every last person on Earth is a misogynist.
Posted Jan 27, 2012
5
3/5
Albert Nobbs (2012)
The film features some really intriguing conflicts and solid performances throughout.
Posted Jan 27, 2012
6
3.5/5
Here's hoping critics and festival programmers can find a way to help Sachs keep the lights on.
Posted Jan 27, 2012
7
3.5/5
Greenfield's fly on the wall view of obscene wealth punctured like a toy balloon is as current as a blog or a headline.
Posted Jan 27, 2012
8
3/5
Could easily be a breakout documentary-one that might also invigorate the impressive back catalogue of a deserving and relatively unknown musical artist.
Posted Jan 27, 2012
9
3/5
Coriolanus (2011)
Fiennes and Logan have created a smart, timely adaptation that is far easier to admire than it is to embrace, a study of an anti-hero without redemption, a man who ultimately dies more for the sake of fighting than for any specific cause.
Posted Jan 27, 2012
10
2/5
a movie whose confusing narrative and at times intriguing parts are at war with each other, and never quite gel.
Posted Jan 25, 2012
11
4/5
It's a film that makes you laugh, weep, rage and gasp, and, love it or hate it, you will definitely talk about it afterward.
Posted Jan 24, 2012
12
4/5
The Sessions (2012)
The emotional journey is articulated with so much nuance, and such a vigorous belief in human possibility, that everything The Surrogate touches becomes its own, and is made new.
Posted Jan 24, 2012
13
3/5
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Posted Jan 24, 2012
14
2/5
Red Lights (2012)
Writer/director/editor Rodrigo Cortes' paranormal thriller Red Lights should not have played Sundance 2012. In its current form, it should not have played anywhere.
Posted Jan 24, 2012
15
3/5
Light-fingered and charming.
Posted Jan 24, 2012
16
1/5
Simon Killer (2013)
Any American distributor who bothers with this one would be well advised to book it into bondage clubs, where at least half the audience is likely to enjoy pointless, masochistic experiences.
Posted Jan 23, 2012
17
4/5
In Darkness (2012)
Whereas too many Holocaust dramas rely on built-in sympathies and long-settled historical assumptions...Holland is not afraid to trade a barely-earned tear for a surprising tweak of our expectations.
Posted Jan 22, 2012
18
1.5/5
with Awakening, the vampires-vs-werewolves Underworld franchise has finally decayed beyond the point of repair.
Posted Jan 21, 2012
19
3/5
Red Tails (2012)
As a cultural product, it's cheese, but cholesterol aside, the box office should prove how much we love comfort food.
Posted Jan 20, 2012
20
3/5
Miss Bala (2012)
21
2/5
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Posted Jan 20, 2012
22
2/5
The Grey (2012)
23
3.5/5
Haywire (2012)
24
1.5/5
Joyful Noise (2012)
25
5/5
Kill List (2012)
a major breakthrough for writer/director Ben Wheatley, whose assured and painstaking handling of this difficult material makes for an unforgettable viewing experience.
Posted Jan 12, 2012
26
3/5
27
3/5
Contraband (2012)
This universal story of a man caught up in circumstances beyond his control should play well as 2012's first true action entry.
Posted Jan 12, 2012
28
4.5/5
Footnote (2012)
Joseph Cedar's Footnote is a wry, wise little film that revels in the cataclysmic import of a life's most ostensibly trivial details.
Posted Jan 11, 2012
29
3/5
Sorrentino perhaps bites off more than he chew, cinematically speaking, but it's an interesting attempt and one of the more indelible portraits of depression seen onscreen.
Posted Jan 9, 2012
30
3/5
This is one of the super rare docs that packs an unbelievable punch despite its misguided aesthetics.
Posted Jan 6, 2012
31
2/5
The mother/daughter drama should have played a bigger part in this film as the 87-minute runtime passes quickly and leaves us feeling utterly short-changed.
Posted Jan 6, 2012
32
4/5
The sheer scale of the movie should have broad ranged appeal among arthouse audiences, and maybe beyond.
Posted Dec 28, 2011
33
.5/5
The Darkest Hour isn't just a dark horse contender for the year's biggest joke, it's the darkest.
Posted Dec 27, 2011
34
2.5/5
35
2/5
Consequently, despite regularly jumping forward in time with sudden rapidity, this wannabe-serious film comes off as not just unenlightening, but borderline-interminable.
Posted Dec 24, 2011
36
4.5/5
It's an emotional powerhouse of a film, an unforgettable and rewarding motion picture experience.
Posted Dec 20, 2011
37
2/5
War Horse (2011)
But though War Horse is achingly sentimental, the people who will cry the most are the Washington lawmakers who just legalized selling horse meat in America ten days before War Horse's release. Bad timing, dudes.
Posted Dec 16, 2011
38
1/5
Chipwrecked is the sort of Sunday afternoon trifle that will mollify children and mortify their parents.
Posted Dec 15, 2011
39
2.5/5
Big and bold and brash and blunt, Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows is never more than a stunning, mis-made moneymaker that feels like a sketch of itself.
Posted Dec 14, 2011
40
3/5
You'll be happier with the film if you don't expect fidelity to source material, but that doesn't mean you'll hate it if you loved Niels Arden Oplev's movie.
Posted Dec 13, 2011
41
4/5
Lynne Ramsay's (Morvern Callar) first narrative feature in nine years is uncomfortably tense but worth savoring, particularly because of Tilda Swinton's devastating lead performance.
Posted Dec 8, 2011
42
1.5/5
The Sitter (2011)
43
2/5
Many of the individual segments are too mundane, contrived and bland even for an episode of The Love Boat.
Posted Dec 7, 2011
44
4/5
In his first live-action film, [Brad] Bird gives us a cleaner, clearer, smarter and better action film than Michael Bay has in any of his nine straining, slapdash efforts.
Posted Dec 7, 2011
45
4/5
The intellectual action flick of your dreams.
Posted Dec 1, 2011
46
3/5
Shame (2011)
It would seem the intent of Shame is to show us how far down one person can fall into sex addiction, but the real question will be: Does anyone really care?
Posted Nov 30, 2011
47
2/5
48
3/5
49
5/5
Hugo (2011)
Magical and imaginative, this eye-popping masterpiece from director Martin Scorsese will transport audiences to a place they won't believe.
Posted Nov 21, 2011
50
3/5
Rampart (2012)
Moverman's camera keeps its hands off Harrelson's psyche, letting the drama result from a cool distance (when things get emotional in the third act, the film loses some potency).
Posted Nov 21, 2011