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Rating
Title/Year
Author
1
4.5/5
Martha Marcy May Marlene enters so richly into psychological horror it recalls those disturbing dramatizations of Jonestown that were big on TV in the '80s.
Posted Sep 12, 2011
2
3/5
50/50 (2011)
A soft and sweet cancer drama that hits with the force of an ill-timed hug, 50/50 is the winsomely told story of a young man blindsided by his own body and the ways in which his inherently lonely struggle upturns his life.
Posted Sep 12, 2011
3
1/5
Of course, Bucky Larson isn't one of the year's worst films because its laughs are poisoned and problematic-rather, it's one of the year's worst films because there aren't any laughs at all.
Posted Sep 12, 2011
4
3.5/5
If you can overlook the Duplass' signature crash zooms and affectations of self-awareness, there's a lot to love here.
Posted Sep 11, 2011
5
3/5
A stellar cast buoys this otherwise workmanlike political drama
Posted Sep 10, 2011
6
3.5/5
As divisive as his doc Kurt and Courtney, this made-for-British-TV doc by Nick Broomfield begins with the promise of neutrality-but it's a promise the film can't keep.
Posted Sep 10, 2011
7
4.5/5
Moneyball (2011)
Baseball movies are hit and miss, but this one is the shrewdest take on the game since Ron Shelton's Bull Durham and it has appeal that reaches beyond the ballpark.
Posted Sep 10, 2011
8
3/5
Shaolin (2011)
Frequently gripping and featuring a surprisingly spry supporting turn by Jackie Chan, it's a sturdy if unremarkable effort.
Posted Sep 9, 2011
9
3/5
Shaolin (2011)
10
1/5
Creature (2011)
As uninspired as its generic title, Creature works hard at being a direct-to-DVD-quality monster movie.
Posted Sep 9, 2011
11
5/5
The Artist (2011)
12
3/5
Poised for the sort of surprised, congratulatory attention Cronenberg enjoyed for his relatively restrained The History of Violence, with the true-ish historical heft adding to the film's cache.
Posted Sep 6, 2011
13
4/5
Contagion (2011)
A movie so real it's frightening -- hypochondriacs may collapse from shock.
Posted Sep 6, 2011
14
1/5
A thoroughly shabby attempt to piggyback on the success of last year's Piranha 3D.
Posted Sep 2, 2011
15
1/5
16
3/5
The Debt (2011)
17
2.5/5
There is a passionate, combative and riveting documentary to be made about the plight of the American schoolteacher, but unfortunately the well-meaning, unfailingly decent and overly slack American Teacher isn't it.
Posted Aug 30, 2011
18
4/5
Warrior (2011)
19
3.5/5
20
1.5/5
A squishy Hallmark Channel-level melodrama that rarely bothers to mask its propagandistic intentions.
Posted Aug 30, 2011
21
3/5
Circumstance (2011)
22
1.5/5
One Day (2011)
23
2.5/5
As the star of Assassination Games, Jean-Claude Van Damme makes a lot of great decisions. As the executive producer, he appears to have made fewer.
Posted Aug 26, 2011
24
4/5
Glee leaps past antiseptic politeness or political correctness-it's got its crosshairs on self-acceptance and personal pride, and the film proves the agenda is working.
Posted Aug 26, 2011
25
3/5
Protektor (2011)
26
3/5
In Spy Kids 4, women are warriors and men freely cry about their fathers, and it's this inversion that made me love the movie a little bit extra.
Posted Aug 26, 2011
27
5/5
A staunch declaration of identification and reverence.
Posted Aug 26, 2011
28
3/5
The Hedgehog (2011)
Ccontrary to all of my bitter nudging, I found [it] both sweet and charming. It's just me: I hate precocious children.
Posted Aug 26, 2011
29
3/5
With all the early-phase irony swimming around this story, director Matthew Bate's short but cutting indictment of remix culture proves that we're still in a fix about our orientations to issues of ownership and classification.
Posted Aug 26, 2011
30
2.5/5
Colombiana (2011)
While most action films fall apart because they succumb to stupidity, Colombiana suffers most because it tries to be too smart.
Posted Aug 25, 2011
31
3.5/5
Delivers a deluge of memorable moments.
Posted Aug 24, 2011
32
2.5/5
Don't Be Afraid of the Dark never gets you jumping out of your seat.
Posted Aug 24, 2011
33
2.5/5
Higher Ground is a weird film with some very nice moments, but its odd and offbeat combination of comic touches, serious spiritual subject matter and occasional surrealist interludes never quiet gels.
Posted Aug 24, 2011
34
4.5/5
it's the sort of debut that gives producers of independent films hope for their future while supplying studios with a new name for their casting shortlists.
Posted Aug 20, 2011
35
3/5
Some excellent interviews and a thoughtful global consideration of its topic more than offset an enervated tone.
Posted Aug 20, 2011
36
3/5
Fright Night (2011)
What really keeps Fright Night's pulse throbbing is a trio of vigorous performances that compensate for a general dearth of terror.
Posted Aug 18, 2011
37
2/5
Without any thought given to characterization, plot or coherent staging, Conan is, with few exceptions, a complete disappointment.
Posted Aug 17, 2011
38
4/5
In a summer full of comedies featuring so-called "risky" subject matter, 30 Minutes or Less is the first one that feels fully dangerous.
Posted Aug 10, 2011
39
4/5
the best 3D horror movie ever made, as much for its superlative technical merits as for its satisfying thrills
Posted Aug 10, 2011
40
2/5
The Help (2011)
A chick flick for do-gooders, The Help suffers from a malady common to the discrimination drama: its treatment of inequality is more condescending than the prejudice it aims to remedy.
Posted Aug 9, 2011
41
2/5
Magic Trip (2011)
As pretentious as its convoluted title.
Posted Aug 9, 2011
42
2/5
43
3.5/5
The special effects that create the apes are some of the most impressive ever put on screen.
Posted Aug 5, 2011
44
B+
If the trailer for The Change-Up looks bad -- and it does -- it's because Universal saved all the jokes for the actual movie.
Posted Aug 2, 2011
45
3/5
46
3/5
47
1/5
The Smurfs (2011)
Looking at the obnoxious TV ads for The Smurfs, it's easy to dismiss the film as a shrill, joyless exercise in special effects without substance. It's even easier after actually seeing it.
Posted Jul 30, 2011
48
3/5
You can't help but appreciate the food's visual beauty -- and the physical, mental and emotional energy that went into creating it -- but you don't come away feeling you have to taste any of Adrià's food before you die.
Posted Jul 29, 2011
49
2.5/5
50
3/5