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Rating
Title/Year
Author
1
3.5/4
Belle (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.
Posted May 16, 2014
2
3.5/4
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.
Posted May 16, 2014
3
4/4
Locke (2014)
4
3.5/4
Neighbors (2014)
As as tensions escalate, Teddy and Peter's partnership proves just as central and perhaps more vulnerable than Mac and Kelly's. Score one for growing up.
Posted May 9, 2014
5
6
1.5/4
Granted it would be nice to have a ladies' night out at the multiplex, but no one need be this desperate.
Posted Apr 25, 2014
7
One of the finest achievements of director Randall Wallace's smartly crafted family film is the way Todd Burpo becomes the story's most driven and sincere doubter.
Posted Apr 18, 2014
8
2.5/4
Draft Day (2014)
9
3/4
Cesar Chavez (2014)
Michael Peña brings a centered, beckoning beauty to the title character that manages to speak to Chávez nonviolent approach without becoming hagiographic.
Posted Mar 28, 2014
10
2/4
Noah (2014)
What it lacks is fresh insight from Aronofsky and co-writer Ari Handel. Yes, it appears Noah was an early environmentalist, but is that enough of a contemporary notion to sustain a two-plus-hour drenching?
Posted Mar 28, 2014
11
Divergent (2014)
Directed by Neil Burger, Divergent is a solidly engaging outing. Only one wishes for more.
Posted Mar 20, 2014
12
3.5/4
If a movie can be elegantly zany, this wholly imaginative, assured fable of a legendary concierge Gustave H. (Ralph Fiennes), his protégé Zero (Tony Revolori) and the murder of a countess, is it.
Posted Mar 14, 2014
13
3.5/4
Omar (2014)
Omar is romance and thriller. Of course, trust is at the heart of the matter.
Posted Mar 7, 2014
14
At 73, Miyazaki's farewell is many things -- gorgeous, beckoning, compassionate. For better and worse, it soars above child's play.
Posted Feb 28, 2014
15
3.5/4
Noujaim's film attests to how quickly joyous weeping in the streets gave way to sectarian arguments over the army's role and fissures in promising alliances.
Posted Feb 14, 2014
16
2.5/4
Think of them as Inglorious Art Historians. Only this PG-13 entertainment has little of the edge, however complicated, of Quentin Tarantino's 2009 Holocaust revenge flick.
Posted Feb 7, 2014
17
3.5/4
What a teller of domestic truths Asghar Farhadi has become.
Posted Jan 24, 2014
18
3/4
19
3/4
20
This masterwork is set in contemporary China, where the gulf between those able to maneuver (or manipulate) the country's economies of change and those left behind or defeated by the seismic shifts widens.
Posted Jan 3, 2014
21
2.5/4
It's hard not to feel there is a better revisit of Scorsese's crime gem already in theaters, David O. Russell's American Hustle.
Posted Dec 26, 2013
22
3.5/4
Celebrating and mourning a bygone moment, "Inside Llewyn Davis" is a tuneful wake intended to arouse us from our slumber to desires worth remembering.
Posted Dec 20, 2013
23
3.5/4
Director David O. Russell and co-writer Eric Warren Singer grab hold of the FBI's long-time Abscam sting (conducted in the late '70s into 1980) as their kernel of truth, then Jiffy Pop it like mad.
Posted Dec 20, 2013
24
3/4
For the casual but compelled moviegoer, The Desolation of Smaug is a fine improvement over the first offering. Tolkien aficionados may feel otherwise.
Posted Dec 13, 2013
25
26
3/4
27
Oldboy (2013)
28
29
3.5/4
Nebraska (2013)
In a career-refining performance, Bruce Dern gives us a character in Woody Grant who's hardened by booze, hard to like and -- if his bad-dad tendencies don't cut too close to your bone -- pretty durn amusing.
Posted Nov 22, 2013
30
3.5/4
Catching Fire delivers on the grim, roiling promises of the original.
Posted Nov 22, 2013
31
3.5/4
Played with raw, rattling fury and grace by Matthew McConaughey, Woodroof is a tarnished protagonist of the first order.
Posted Nov 8, 2013
32
1.5/4
Diana (2013)
33
3.5/4
All Is Lost (2013)
All Is Lost is very much Redford's triumph. His turn isn't pure disappearance so much as a brilliantly human example of cresting and plummeting, cresting and plummeting.
Posted Oct 25, 2013
34
2/4
Movies can be like undercover cops: They become too enamored of the worlds they explore.
Posted Oct 25, 2013
35
What makes the documentary Muscle Shoals so fine besides a kicking soundtrack? Well first, there's its deep sense of place.
Posted Oct 18, 2013
36
3.5/4
Director Bill Condon delivers an intelligent, dynamic, character-centered drama.
Posted Oct 18, 2013
37
38
Wadjda (2013)
In Saudi filmmaker Haifaa al-Mansour's winsome wonder Wadjda, a young girl's aspirations provide an intimate glimpse into the possibilities and limitations of a cloaked culture.
Posted Oct 4, 2013
39
3.5/4
Gravity (2013)
40
2.5/4
41
3.5/4
Enough Said (2013)
In the terse space film provides, Holofcener capturing her characters deftly. We know their fears, needs, lonesomeness. We trust the cars they drive, the food they eat, the rooms they keep tidy, or not.
Posted Sep 27, 2013
42
3.5/4
Rush (2013)
43
44
3.5/4
Prisoners (2013)
45
3.5/4
46
2.5/4
Adore (2013)
What's shocking here is how not shocking all this is. Watts and Wright provide interesting portraits of two friends who really do appear to have an unconditional fondness for each other. They make the unfathomable believable -- almost.
Posted Sep 6, 2013
47
3/4
Sharp ensemble work ups this thriller's intelligence quotient.
Posted Aug 30, 2013
48
An indie comedy as surprisingly tender and wise as it is deftly wise-cracking.
Posted Aug 23, 2013
49
2/4
The movie throws itself headlong toward the ridiculous when it begins to live up to its title.
Posted Aug 23, 2013
50
3.5/4
So many films featuring teens seem overstimulated or familiar. This one strikes a deep, rich note and holds it.
Posted Aug 16, 2013