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Rating
Title/Year
Author
1
3/4
Cake (2015)
Jennifer Aniston burrows into Claire's walking-wounded gait and eclipsed mood.
Posted Jan 23, 2015
2
3/4
The 84-year-old's deep appreciation of the masculine -- its conflicts, its appeal, its evolving truths -- has added texture to our understanding of violence, warfare and more. At least as it is represented onscreen.
Posted Jan 16, 2015
3
4/4
Selma (2015)
Vivid, nuanced and, yes, timely.
Posted Jan 9, 2015
4
5
Moss uses images of drill towers or blistering flame as visual metaphors for other things transpiring on screen: the fracturing of a family, the heated fury that comes with a sense of betrayal.
Posted Dec 19, 2014
6
2.5/4
7
8
3.5/4
Wild (2014)
Not since June Carter Cash in Walk the Line has Witherspoon been so present to a character. Her Cheryl is funny and messy, wounded but not without survival instincts.
Posted Dec 12, 2014
9
3/4
Top Five (2014)
10
11
4/4
It also stands as a tear-courting visualization of Hawking's and our precious quandary: time.
Posted Nov 14, 2014
12
Director Prince-Bythewood, who made the move from television to the big-screen in 2000 with the terrific romance Love and Basketball has a way with actors.
Posted Nov 14, 2014
13
Big Hero 6 (2014)
Big Hero 6 celebrates nerd culture. And not merely the pop-culture- obsessed version (comic books) but the let's-invent-something-cool kind. Hey, kids, this PG flick asserts, it's good be taken with technology, crushed out on code, wowed by chemistry.
Posted Nov 7, 2014
14
Interstellar (2014)
Interstellar is as cinematically epic as it is dramatically intimate.
Posted Nov 7, 2014
15
2.5/4
Nightcrawler (2014)
It's hard not to be fascinated by the dark places Gyllenhaal goes here. But "Nightcrawler" falls short as social commentary or even psychological yarn. Like Louis, it talks a good game that crumbles as you ponder it.
Posted Oct 31, 2014
16
Whiplash (2014)
[Simmons gives] a crisp and nasty performance. The bullied submit, eyes cast down, relieved when they're not the target of his hectoring. His insults are torn from the misogynistic, homophobic playbook.
Posted Oct 23, 2014
17
Birdman (2014)
18
3.5/4
St. Vincent (2014)
It's good to see funny gal McCarthy playing the straight woman in this comedy rather than the appealing/appalling lout. It's even better to see a working mom depicted with care.
Posted Oct 17, 2014
19
3/4
The Judge (2014)
There are a number of fine reasons to see the courtroom-meets-family melodrama The Judge. As you might suspect, two stand out: actors Robert Duvall and Robert Downey Jr.
Posted Oct 17, 2014
20
2.5/4
Fury (2014)
Fury is irrefutably crafted. Over two hours long it is tense going, a sturdily acted affair. And yet.... As the author of this drama, Ayer has penned a work that takes us no place new or illuminating.
Posted Oct 17, 2014
21
2.5/4
Gone Girl (2014)
Once you release the movie from the demand that it be significant, there are a number of achievements.
Posted Oct 3, 2014
22
3.5/4
"The Skeleton Twins" is a lovingly calibrated mix of heartbreak and hopefulness, guilt and the will to do better.
Posted Sep 26, 2014
23
There are many more delighted 'Ewwws' than too-easy 'Awws' in this charming, if a tad cynical, feature from the creators of Coraline and ParaNorman.
Posted Sep 26, 2014
24
3/4
The Drop (2014)
It's a slow-cooking set-up for a startling climax. One, thanks to fine acting, that comes with powerful revelations.
Posted Sep 12, 2014
25
3/4
A Dame To Kill For isn't likely to create converts out of those uninterested in the pulpy side of fiction. But it more than earns its keep in terms of lavishing love, mildly ironic as well as pretty damn earnest, on pumped-up noir.
Posted Aug 22, 2014
26
3/4
The Giver (2014)
As Jonas, Brenton Thwaites brings thoughtful wonder to the role of a young man who is thrilled and frightened by what he learns.
Posted Aug 15, 2014
27
28
4/4
Calvary (2014)
29
Get On Up (2014)
More often, the film skates along the surface of Brown's contradictory character. Now if it skated like Brown's dance moves glided onstage, that really would have been something.
Posted Aug 1, 2014
30
31
3/4
I Origins (2014)
32
3.5/4
With his sharp instincts and exhausted wisdom, the character of Gunther offers us a bittersweet reminder of Hoffman's gifts in what is his last completed film.
Posted Jul 25, 2014
33
3.5/4
Life Itself (2014)
That [Siskel and Ebert] weren't very nice to each other might be the too-easy takeaway of outtakes of their on-set interactions. James allows that relationship to be more complicated and vital.
Posted Jul 18, 2014
34
35
Vivid and folksy, Fire & Rescue nicely exceeds expectations dampened by last summer's stalled-out Planes.
Posted Jul 18, 2014
36
37
2/4
For all its high-end special effects and its Shakespearean ambitions, Dawn fumbles its emotional moments and forces its action.
Posted Jul 11, 2014
38
Third Person (2014)
39
40
Tammy (2014)
Tammy is a wince-worthy missed opportunity
Posted Jul 6, 2014
41
4/4
Ida (2014)
42
43
Jersey Boys (2014)
44
The Rover (2014)
Like many a late 21st century Western -- regardless of the land of its origins -- The Rover asks what happens on the downslope of Manifest Destiny? As hot, parched and heated as the atmosphere is, the answers are chilling.
Posted Jun 20, 2014
45
How to Train Your Dragon 2 is soaring, emotionally swooping, utterly satisfying fun.
Posted Jun 13, 2014
46
3/4
47
3.5/4
Big movies have their embedded lessons in heroism, but it's nice to have tales of human-scale fortitude.
Posted Jun 6, 2014
48
3/4
Edge of Tomorrow is not as inventive as Rian Johnson's time-bending noir, Looper. Nor is it as surprisingly spiritual as Groundhog Day. But it whirls with energy.
Posted Jun 5, 2014
49
50
Hanna Ranch (2014)
Dickman captures that tension between a person's hopes and the realities they face at a particular moment.
Posted May 23, 2014