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Rating
Title/Year
Author
1
2/5
It just seems like a bunch of actors playing dress-up.
Posted Dec 10, 2010
2
4.5/5
Black Swan (2010)
It's the kind of nightmare melodrama that rouses the best from director Darren Aronofsky, of a piece with his dark spirals Requiem for a Dream and The Wrestler.
Posted Dec 3, 2010
3
3/5
Welcome to the Rileys is a reminder that good, or at least intriguing, things can come in what seem to be predictable packages.
Posted Nov 24, 2010
4
3/5
Faster (2010)
Johnson's performance is one of seething rage camouflaging emotional scars as ugly as the physical ones, a grim, single-minded figure straight out of a Jim Thompson or Richard Stark novel.
Posted Nov 24, 2010
5
2/5
One or two provocative bits emerge from the incoherence.
Posted Nov 24, 2010
6
4.5/5
Boxing Gym (2010)
Don't go to Boxing Gym expecting pugilistic melodrama about long-shot underdogs. There's not an ounce of fat or cliché in Frederick Wiseman's new documentary.
Posted Nov 18, 2010
7
2/5
8
4/5
Despite the lack of surprises and a too-neat ending, Today's Special radiates charming warmth.
Posted Nov 18, 2010
9
4.5/5
David Yates' fluid, fast-paced direction sends up the crackling tension of a thriller.
Posted Nov 18, 2010
10
4/5
11
5/5
127 Hours (2010)
The latest from Danny Boyle is actually an ode to survival, a bracing story of man and nature and an exhilarating sensory experience. It's my favorite movie so far this year.
Posted Nov 11, 2010
12
3/5
A Hollywood movie doesn't need to serve as media criticism. But don't serve yesterday's news, pretend to treat it as vital and then turn it into a mere bauble.
Posted Nov 9, 2010
13
3/5
Monsters (2010)
Monsters is far from perfect, but as a calling card for a rising young talent, it's impressive.
Posted Nov 4, 2010
14
4/5
Fair Game (2010)
What the filmmakers do capture brilliantly is the human cost of espionage and political gamesmanship.
Posted Nov 4, 2010
15
4.5/5
Megamind (2010)
16
4.5/5
Inside Job (2010)
Whether it's parsing the definition of a derivative or detailing the bad faith of major financial institutions, the new documentary Inside Job approaches its deconstruction of the financial meltdown with laserlike focus.
Posted Nov 4, 2010
17
5/5
A remarkable new documentary that reminds us of film's inherent capacity for lying.
Posted Nov 4, 2010
18
3.5/5
Due Date (2010)
Due Date is a modern change-up on the old screwball comedy formula.
Posted Nov 4, 2010
19
4/5
GasLand (2010)
An exhaustive and eye-opening look at natural-gas drilling and its potential dangers.
Posted Oct 28, 2010
20
3.5/5
21
4.5/5
22
3.5/5
Hereafter (2010)
23
4/5
Conviction (2010)
24
3.5/5
Stone (2010)
25
4.5/5
Howl (2010)
It's about literature itself, the ways in which it works on the reader and the folly of applying some objective standard of decency and meaning to words on a page.
Posted Oct 22, 2010
26
4/5
It concerns an older man, alone during the holidays, who unexpectedly finds love. It also features two strong performances from veteran actors Martin Landau and Ellen Burstyn.
Posted Oct 15, 2010
27
4.5/5
Nowhere Boy (2010)
It relishes its myth-making enterprise without getting too cute about it.
Posted Oct 15, 2010
28
4/5
Red (2010)
[Strikes] a careful balance between quasi-cartoonish shoot-outs and oddball humor, which ranges from droll to silly without ever going too far over the top.
Posted Oct 15, 2010
29
3/5
30
2.5/5
31
4.5/5
Secretariat (2010)
A finely constructed feel-good movie, gorgeous to look at, suspenseful when it's supposed to be and firmly in control of the sports movie archetypes and tropes that it wields like an experienced jockey using a riding crop.
Posted Oct 8, 2010
32
Marwencol (2010)
This one's a keeper.
Posted Oct 5, 2010
33
4.5/5
Let Me In (2010)
Matt Reeves takes a step toward making everyone's favorite bloodsuckers scary again.
Posted Oct 1, 2010
34
4.5/5
Somehow the results come together like the perfect status update.
Posted Oct 1, 2010
35
4.5/5
Waiting for 'Superman' won't satisfy anyone looking for a five-point plan. (It won't win many fans among teachers' unions, either.) On the other hand, if it's effective filmmaking you're after, look no further.
Posted Oct 1, 2010
36
4.5/5
The combination of social anguish and dark chill in Never Let Me Go packs a quietly devastating punch.
Posted Sep 24, 2010
37
3.5/5
Catfish (2010)
A mildly intriguing exercise in guerrilla filmmaking, lapsed ethics and the potential for social-networking deception.
Posted Sep 24, 2010
38
4/5
Subtlety has never been Stone's strong suit, but few filmmakers pick at our rawest societal scabs with quite as much brio and determination.
Posted Sep 24, 2010
39
3/5
40
4.5/5
The Town (2010)
The Town doesn't reinvent the wheel. It just does what it does with great conviction and a sky-high level of execution. It also forges ahead with one of the best Hollywood second-act stories in recent memory.
Posted Sep 17, 2010
41
4.5/5
New In Town (2009)
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Posted Sep 17, 2010
42
3/5
Easy A (2010)
43
2/5
44
3/5
Bran Nue Dae (2010)
When Australian Aborigines appear on the big screen, it's rare to see them as fully fleshed-out contemporary human beings. That's where this lightweight and enjoyable, if frustratingly uneven, comedy-musical makes its biggest contribution.
Posted Sep 10, 2010
45
2.5/5
Legendary (2010)
46
3/5
It's a sobering look at how governments operate in wartime, putting a shiny spin on even the grimmest of tragedies.
Posted Sep 2, 2010
47
4/5
[It] doesn't dig deeply into why Mesrine was the way he was. It's propelled by such a forceful performance from Cassel that, in the end, it hardly matters.
Posted Sep 2, 2010
48
4/5
Machete (2010)
49
4.5/5
The American (2010)
This is Serious Clooney, starring in a deliberative film that could have sprung from mid-'60s France or Italy.
Posted Sep 2, 2010
50
4.5/5
Animal Kingdom is a lean, patient crime thriller about one kid's transition from prey to predator.
Posted Aug 27, 2010