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Rating
Title/Year
Author
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3/4
It took a village of fine performers to depict this close-knit town. And the list is too long to give a shoutout to everyone.
Posted Feb 19, 2015
2
1.5/4
This sci-fi-inflected fantasy has many a wince-worthy romantic exchange between stars Channing Tatum and Mila Kunis.
Posted Feb 6, 2015
3
3/4
It may be helpful - or vexing - to think of "Black or White" as the great grandchild of "Guess Who's Coming to Dinner?"
Posted Jan 30, 2015
4
3.5/4
Still Alice (2015)
Sorrow-laden and moving, Still Alice isn't gratuitously grim nor is it easily sentimental. There's humor here -- vaguely gallows-like, perhaps but also earned.
Posted Jan 23, 2015
5
3/4
Cake (2015)
Jennifer Aniston burrows into Claire's walking-wounded gait and eclipsed mood.
Posted Jan 23, 2015
6
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
7
4/4
Selma (2015)
Vivid, nuanced and, yes, timely.
Posted Jan 9, 2015
8
9
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
10
2.5/4
11
12
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
13
3/4
Top Five (2014)
14
15
4/4
It also stands as a tear-courting visualization of Hawking's and our precious quandary: time.
Posted Nov 14, 2014
16
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
17
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
18
Interstellar (2014)
Interstellar is as cinematically epic as it is dramatically intimate.
Posted Nov 7, 2014
19
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
20
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
21
Birdman (2014)
22
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
23
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
24
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
25
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
26
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
27
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
28
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
29
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
30
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
31
32
4/4
Calvary (2014)
33
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
34
35
3/4
I Origins (2014)
36
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
37
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
38
39
Vivid and folksy, Fire & Rescue nicely exceeds expectations dampened by last summer's stalled-out Planes.
Posted Jul 18, 2014
40
41
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
42
Third Person (2014)
43
44
Tammy (2014)
Tammy is a wince-worthy missed opportunity
Posted Jul 6, 2014
45
4/4
Ida (2014)
46
47
Jersey Boys (2014)
48
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
49
How to Train Your Dragon 2 is soaring, emotionally swooping, utterly satisfying fun.
Posted Jun 13, 2014
50
3/4