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Rating
Title/Year
Author
1
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
2
3.5/4
A history lesson in violence and endurance. A sentimental journey. A tribute. Director Daniels and the dedicated cast of The Butler deliver all that.
Posted Aug 16, 2013
3
Blue Jasmine (2013)
4
Elysium (2013)
Elysium is a gripping, visceral, disconcerting bit of business. Just as writer-director Neill Blomkamp intended.
Posted Aug 8, 2013
5
Bridesmaids (2011)
Onetime Saturday Night Live castmates Wiig and Rudolph make Annie and Lillian's friendship believable. Which is why Annie's shenanigans are sad -- and hilarious.
Posted Aug 2, 2013
6
Still Mine (2013)
Writer-director Michael McGowan covers all the bases here -- the long-standing romance between the aging couple, the hovering concerns of their son and daughter, the constant head-butting with the building inspector -- with well-paced confidence.
Posted Aug 2, 2013
7
3/4
2 Guns (2013)
8
3.5/4
It's hard not to watch Fruitvale Station with a coiled dread... Yet, Coogler's greatest achievement may be in reminding us that Grant was a work in progress with people who loved him in spite of his flaws and because of his hopes.
Posted Jul 26, 2013
9
3/4
Red 2 (2013)
10
Byzantium (2013)
Jordan is no stranger to the yearnings of vampires. He directed Interview With the Vampire. But Byzantium is a kinder, gentler yet pretty durn bloody affair.
Posted Jul 12, 2013
11
2.5/4
12
2.5/4
The Heat (2013)
Laughter can be magical. It can also be crass. In the formidable person of Melissa McCarthy it is typically both. And no director seems to know what to do with that tension quite like Paul Feig.
Posted Jun 28, 2013
13
2.5/4
World War Z (2013)
As compelling as Pitt is at reflecting the world's pain through Lane's eyes, the movie treats him too often as if he truly is the only one with loved ones to lose or a world to save.
Posted Jun 21, 2013
14
2.5/4
s Coppola offering a critique (a stated hope) or somehow being complicit? These questions seem to coil in on themselves, making The Bling Ring that weird yet common hybrid of tsk-tsking and celebration.
Posted Jun 21, 2013
15
2.5/4
Man of Steel (2013)
The chief problem here is one of rhythm and balance in the storytelling and directing. The movie swings between destructive overstatement and flat-footed homilies.
Posted Jun 14, 2013
16
3/4
Today's weather forecast in Mountain View? Giddy with a chance of delirious.
Posted Jun 7, 2013
17
2.5/4
18
19
2.5/4
Pierce Brosnan isn't the only reason to see Love is All You Need. He's merely the best reason to seek out Danish filmmaker Susanne Bier's entertaining if familiar romantic comedy.
Posted May 24, 2013
20
2.5/4
21
3/4
The Iceman (2013)
Shannon gets at his character's pent-up torment as well as his efficient disconnect. When his two worlds start to converge -- on his daughter's sweet 16th birthday, no less -- you feel for him.
Posted May 17, 2013
22
3.5/4
For all its reckoning with mass destruction, this franchise's vision of a future Earth remains optimistic. The film mixes the iconically familiar with the futuristic.
Posted May 15, 2013
23
2/4
Even while being admirably faithful to so much of the novel's language, Luhrmann and Pearce still can't quite maneuver Carraway's more cautionary contours about America.
Posted May 9, 2013
24
2.5/4
Iron Man 3 (2013)
Iron Man 3 feels like an exploitative mulching of present-day anxieties. The script is ambitious but not wise enough to be rightfully cathartic. It's more Cuisinart than art.
Posted May 3, 2013
25
2.5/4
What gets revealed should rattle, but it doesn't.
Posted Apr 19, 2013
26
3/4
Sci-fi might have been too familiar a word, for what may induce a kind of hallucinatory melancholy in its viewers.
Posted Apr 19, 2013
27
2.5/4
There's little doubt this film will deepen, open up with a second viewing. But to what end?
Posted Apr 12, 2013
28
42 (2013)
This story inspires and entertains with a vital chapter in this nation's history.
Posted Apr 12, 2013
29
3/4
The harmonies they strike in this reality-inspired charmer are sweetly sublime.
Posted Apr 5, 2013
30
3.5/4
With the arrival of The Place Beyond the Pines, the American dramatic film has found a loyal, gifted advocate in director Derek Cianfrance.
Posted Apr 5, 2013
31
3.5/4
What hurt, nuanced terror and exhilaration there is in Sally Potter's beautiful coming-of-age drama Ginger & Rosa.
Posted Mar 22, 2013
32
3.5/4
The Croods (2013)
It captures the wonder (and more gently, the anxiety) of discovery time and time again. And the filmmakers have a hoot playing with the Croods' encounters with, as well as their misunderstandings of, all things new.
Posted Mar 22, 2013
33
3.5/4
Sugar (2008)
Not only have director-writers Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck crafted a poignant immigrant tale, they've made a sports saga rife with rare truths.
Posted Mar 20, 2013
34
3/4
This comedy about a magician who must hit bottom before rising again to the wonder of his beloved craft pulls plenty of sweet moments and a slew of laughs out of a story that might have been thin air.
Posted Mar 15, 2013
35
3/4
You don't have to be a fan of info-graphics in social-justice docs to be troubled by one showing that the price of processed food has decreased in almost exact proportion to the rise in cost of fresh fruits and vegetables.
Posted Mar 8, 2013
36
3.5/4
The level of candor here may not satisfy hard-liners of either stripe, but it can help viewers begin to formulate new questions about the philosophical, strategic and moral challenges of conflict, in particular "wars on terror."
Posted Mar 8, 2013
37
3/4
Let us take a moment to praise two great and surprisingly powerful characters: a winged monkey and a wee girl made out of china. Because so much human wonder resides in these two creations of make-up, puppetry, digital effects and lovely performances.
Posted Mar 8, 2013
38
3/4
Theater firebrand and big-screen presence Miriam Colon portrays Ultima with a minimum of fuss and a gorgeous supply of elder authority.
Posted Feb 22, 2013
39
2/4
An explosive, high-capacity-clip letdown.
Posted Feb 14, 2013
40
3/4
Side Effects (2013)
"Side Effects" does a nice job teasing current anxieties about depression, medical ethics and class striving with the classic thriller quandary of "Who's playing whom?"
Posted Feb 8, 2013
41
4/4
Amour (2012)
As remarkable as Haneke's films are, not a one has been as transcendently generous as Amour, which is nominated for five Academy Awards, including best picture, best director and best foreign-language film.
Posted Jan 25, 2013
42
2.5/4
The level of frankness and vulnerability of those featured suggests just how compassionate a filmmaker Nicks (who acted as his own cinematographer) must be.
Posted Jan 18, 2013
43
2/4
Broken City (2013)
It is not that Broken City -- boasting a cast worth big expectations -- is bad, exactly. But it is deeply mediocre. When they say television dramas are getting the better of the movies, this is the sort of middling outing that proves it.
Posted Jan 18, 2013
44
3/4
45
4/4
46
3.5/4
Shapiro's film is fascinating even if it can't possibly answer all the mysteries propelling the work of a photographer whose interest in secrets was rooted in wondering what tales were being uncovered in his psychologist father's basement office.
Posted Jan 4, 2013
47
3/4
[It's mostly] a well-wrought drama that feels genuine as it goes about spinning a tale worthy of our challenging times.
Posted Jan 4, 2013
48
1.5/4
49
3.5/4
Naomi Watts gives one of her finest, most physically commanding turns.
Posted Jan 4, 2013
50
3.5/4
Jackman is in his element here, mastering the space where acting and singing meet head on.
Posted Dec 21, 2012