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Rating
Title/Year
Author
1
2.5/4
The Smith-Jones duo's return as the titularly clad operatives, while not exactly essential, comes with the charms of reprised, well-liked characters and a "didn't-see-that-coming" conclusion that makes up for the first hour's sequelitis.
Posted May 25, 2012
2
Bernie (2012)
Bernie has chuckles, but it's hardly riotous. And this is a good thing.
Posted May 18, 2012
3
2.5/4
Dark Shadows (2012)
Mostly Dark Shadows is silly when we're trained to expect slightly richer fun from Burton and Depp.
Posted May 11, 2012
4
3/4
Behold the trials and tribulations of going undercover. It doesn't matter if it's cop or journalist, a muddying of purpose takes hold once a mole plunges deeper into the darkness.
Posted May 11, 2012
5
3/4
Hit So Hard (2012)
Patty Schemel "lived through this." Once you witness what that "this" was, feel free to follow that up with a "wow."
Posted May 4, 2012
6
3.5/4
It's two-plus hours of visual brawn, unexpected heartbeats and welcome humor.
Posted May 3, 2012
7
2/4
The Raven (2012)
8
3.5/4
Yes, it's a classy affair, but the 40-minute doc's at-times-nerve-wracking power comes from the subjects who put a furry face on the ongoing and daunting issue of climate change.
Posted Apr 20, 2012
9
3/4
Those hungering for rare footage of our cousins playing and foraging, fighting or fleeing are in for a number of treats.
Posted Apr 20, 2012
10
3.5/4
Bully (2012)
11
3/4
And you thought you were just headed for a weekend getaway.
Posted Apr 13, 2012
12
3.5/4
Footnote (2012)
Israeli writer-director Joseph Cedar's tale of two Talmudic scholars set in present-day Jerusalem, while not exactly side-splitting, is quietly riotous. And, yes, the guffaws are bittersweet.
Posted Apr 6, 2012
13
2.5/4
14
3/4
The leads -- both non-actors -- hit sharp, natural notes.
Posted Mar 23, 2012
15
3.5/4
Ross moves between action and human drama with nimble awareness of the weight of the issues coursing through the story of fascism, propaganda, and, yes, adolescence under the weight of the world.
Posted Mar 22, 2012
16
3.5/4
Undefeated (2012)
[A] winning documentary.
Posted Mar 16, 2012
17
3/4
Silent House (2012)
It's Olsen's performance that makes Sarah's plight matter. And the actress proves that her mesmerizing turn in last fall's Martha Marcy May Marlene -- about a woman on the lam from a cult -- wasn't a fluke.
Posted Mar 9, 2012
18
2.5/4
19
2.5/4
W.E. (2012)
20
3.5/4
In Darkness (2012)
The chiseled Furmann gives Mundek a savvy, even moral, brawn. As Paulina, Maria Schrader makes an argument for gentle yet pragmatic maternalism.
Posted Mar 2, 2012
21
3.5/4
A Separation (2011)
Very few movies capture as convincingly as A Separation does the ways in which seemingly honorable decisions can lead to interpersonal conflict -- even disaster.
Posted Feb 10, 2012
22
3.5/4
Pina (2011)
Pina is a tribute of an artist by an artist, a friend to a friend. But its great genius comes from the mournful, as well as celebratory, reckoning of the performers Bausch pushed, collaborated with and inspired.
Posted Feb 3, 2012
23
3.5/4
If imagining a city where people open their doors (or don't) to a boy with a key and a ton of questions is sentimental ... then it is vitally, beautifully so.
Posted Jan 20, 2012
24
2.5/4
Often "The Iron Lady" relies on montages to get to - and plow through - historic high points.
Posted Jan 13, 2012
25
2.5/4
Joyful Noise (2012)
Much worse things could happen to a movie than to have these two full-figured gals hold forth. Parton's willing and able to despense the Southernisms. Latifah's fierce when she needs to be.
Posted Jan 13, 2012
26
3/4
A Dangerous Method is well cast with Michael Fassbender as a pent-up Jung and Viggo Mortensen as Freud. Keira Knightley​ inhabits the fits and fury of Spielrein.
Posted Jan 6, 2012
27
3.5/4
The Artist (2011)
A silent movie shot in sumptuous black-and-white, no less. A silent flick made with not a jot of distancing winking, but instead born of a heady affection for a bygone, very bygone, era of filmmaking.
Posted Dec 23, 2011
28
3.5/4
War Horse (2011)
Robustly entertaining.
Posted Dec 23, 2011
29
3/4
Consider it a fine sign of emotional discipline that the movie doesn't overplay Kelly and Ben's romantic possibilites.
Posted Dec 23, 2011
30
3.5/4
Mara's Lisbeth can be brashly young and impossibly smart. It's a performance that should well serve the upcoming sequels.
Posted Dec 20, 2011
31
3/4
Young Adult (2011)
There's little about Mavis that makes for feel-good revelry. That's an understatement, perhaps. Yet, Theron's work feels true to Mavis' malaise -- and often, just as sad.
Posted Dec 16, 2011
32
3/4
Downey and Law remain this presumptive franchise's draw.
Posted Dec 16, 2011
33
2/4
The only thing that can inspire more cynicism than a holiday's coerced emotions may be a film that both exploits and celebrates said emotions.
Posted Dec 9, 2011
34
3/4
The Sitter (2011)
A weirdly charming comedy that puts an irresponsible guy in charge of three unhappy kids. Who'll crumble first?
Posted Dec 9, 2011
35
3/4
For Once lovers who needed a "what happened next?" epilogue, this one moves even as it chastises.
Posted Dec 2, 2011
36
3.5/4
Le Havre (2011)
'Tis the season, so the saying goes. And when it comes to Aki Kaurismäki, it holds true. The Finnish writer-director arrives bearing a gift wrapped in a contemporary immigration fable.
Posted Dec 2, 2011
37
3/4
After My Week, Monroe remains an enigma. And that isn't a failing of Williams' performance but an expression of its nuance.
Posted Nov 23, 2011
38
3/4
The film also provides an inspiring reminder for the young and the rest of us that there is a vital relationship between the best kind of work and passionate play.
Posted Nov 18, 2011
39
3.5/4
Much like its Oscar-winning predecessor, the story focuses on lads and dads, though there are strong mama figures and daughters, too.
Posted Nov 18, 2011
40
3.5/4
[Clooney] is a movie star who can't shake (and doesn't want to, one suspects) the baggage of that good fortune, yet consistently works to blend into the ensemble for the sake of story. The Descendants gives us his most emotional work to date.
Posted Nov 18, 2011
41
3/4
Broken into nine chapters -- one for each year -- the documentary isn't a rigorous work but a felt piece of vital, if flawed, art.
Posted Nov 4, 2011
42
3/4
These are questions one is left with -- and that's not an entirely satisfying feeling. Yet it's hard not to be drawn into the story, and even more, into the gorgeous storytelling.
Posted Nov 4, 2011
43
3.5/4
Durkin depicts a horror that some among us actually live, where the search for family leads to something familiar and dangerous.
Posted Nov 4, 2011
44
3/4
Anonymous (2011)
Audiences may chuckle. Stratfordians, prepare for conniptions.
Posted Oct 28, 2011
45
3/4
46
3/4
47
3.5/4
Take Shelter (2011)
A work of hushed and persuasive emotional veracity.
Posted Oct 21, 2011
48
3.5/4
Margin Call (2011)
49
3/4
Weekend (2011)
50
2.5/4
The Big Year (2011)
The Big Year has charms: Not a jawdropping flock of them, but a number of sweet insights and warm laughs just the same.
Posted Oct 14, 2011