The Overnighters (2014)
Top Five (2014)
Peter Pan Live! (2014)
"Allison Williams won't make us forget Mary Martin, but she can be proud of her smooth performance as Peter, the boy who wouldn't grow up. She pulled it off, but the whole was slick rather than enchanting, well rehearsed rather than goosebump-y."
The Theory of Everything (2014)
Beyond the Lights (2014)
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."
"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."
"[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. "
St. Vincent (2014)
The Judge (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."
Gone Girl (2014)
The Skeleton Twins (2014)
The Boxtrolls (2014)
The Drop (2014)
"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. "
The Giver (2014)
Into The Storm (2014)
Get On Up (2014)
Sharknado 2: The Second One (2014)
I Origins (2014)
A Most Wanted Man (2014)
Life Itself (2014)
Wish I Was Here (2014)
Planes: Fire And Rescue (2014)
Yves Saint Laurent (2014)
Third Person (2014)
Earth to Echo (2014)
"With authentic characters, dialogue and settings, Echo's filmmakers have successfully created a story younger kids and pre-teens growing up in a Millennial and post-Millennial culture can relate to."
Jersey Boys (2014)
"Aptly if somewhat awkwardly, Jersey Boys finds its most soulful moment in a movie version of a curtain call. Only it's pretty complicated when a movie's most rousing moment comes as the closing credits roll."
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. "
How to Train Your Dragon 2 (2014)
22 Jump Street (2014)
"Jump Street knows you know about the predictability and cheapness of sequels and rip-offs -- and in this case, to avoid the downfalls of other summer comedy sagas, embracing that problem might have been the best move for this absurd, unique franchise."
The Fault In Our Stars (2014)
The Normal Heart (2014)
Hanna Ranch (2014)
X-Men: Days of Future Past (2014)
"Luminous British actress Gugu Mbatha-Raw brings a hope and intelligent hunger to Dido. She's loved by her family enough to have a sense of belonging but hemmed in by broader cultural realities to experience moments of unease."
Million Dollar Arm (2014)
"JB is not the wisest of men and Million Dollar Arm makes no bones about him being a character in need of an upward arc. Even so, the movie never sacrifices the other characters as mere handmaidens to his growth."