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Rating
Title/Year
Author
1
3/4
As for Clooney, when he steps from behind the camera, his candidate exudes an easy, judicious authority.
Posted Oct 7, 2011
2
2.5/4
50/50 (2011)
Still, it's Gordon-Levitt's choices that continue to impress. Sure, he owned one of the most jaw-dropping sequences in last summer's blockbuster Inception. But the actor remains drawn to profoundly human-scale hurts and quiet triumphs.
Posted Sep 30, 2011
3
3/4
Circumstance (2011)
[The] film is too much a wounded love story to slide into polemic.
Posted Sep 30, 2011
4
This desperately seeking-laughs comedy stars Anna Faris, a comedian with a lot of quirk appeal, though little of it is on display.
Posted Sep 30, 2011
5
2.5/4
Dolphin Tale (2011)
Plenty of ambition. But the dialogue can be tin-eared, and the comedy has a cater- to-kids quality that sells youngsters short.
Posted Sep 23, 2011
6
3.5/4
Moneyball (2011)
Pitt, who has a producing credit, is not the sole reason this tremendous -- yet intimate -- sports tale soars over the fences. The bench is deep. And the script has a powerful but finessed swing.
Posted Sep 23, 2011
7
2/4
How nice it would have been had McKenna penned a couple of those audience-addressing interludes for Richard or Jack. What would these modern, succesful men tell us of themselves?
Posted Sep 16, 2011
8
3.5/4
Drive (2011)
In reworking genres without quoting shamelessly, Refn proves himself his own man and a guy quite capable of taking us places we didn't even know we wanted to go.
Posted Sep 16, 2011
9
2/4
Contagion (2011)
Steven Soderbergh​'s viral "who brung it" is a mostly style-over-substance affair.
Posted Sep 9, 2011
10
3/4
Bellflower (2011)
Bellflower is weirdly gorgeous. Its intentional post-romanticism is mirrored in evocative chapter headings and ace cinematographer Joel Hodge's images (using a camera of the director's tweaking).
Posted Sep 2, 2011
11
3.5/4
Tense, moving, and, at times brain-draining.
Posted Aug 26, 2011
12
3/4
An energetic genre ride with social ambitions about race and class.
Posted Aug 26, 2011
13
2.5/4
Senna (2011)
A psychologically intriguing if at times too hagiographic portrait of a man who often held pole position in his profession and felt nearer to God because of it.
Posted Aug 26, 2011
14
3/4
The Future (2011)
What a strange, trippy, touching movie The Future is.
Posted Aug 19, 2011
15
3.5/4
The Guard (2011)
16
2/4
This is disappointing news, given that the director of this sputter-rev-sputter ride is Ruben Fleischer​ and that nattering Jesse Eisenberg stars.
Posted Aug 12, 2011
17
3/4
The movie makes a strong argument for the tender paradox of pop-culture adoration. It's an affection that feels wholly personal, but is shared with millions.
Posted Aug 12, 2011
18
2.5/4
The Help (2011)
Thanks to a talented cast -- starting with leads Emma Stone, Viola Davis​ and Octavia Spencer​ -- the movie is often entertaining. But The Help should have been challenging too.
Posted Aug 11, 2011
19
3.5/4
Though rife with talking-head interviews and straightforwardly shot, the movie is quietly riveting and cumulatively galling.
Posted Aug 5, 2011
20
3.5/4
Sarah's Key (2011)
Thomas' performance is one of brilliant restraint and believable naturalism.
Posted Aug 5, 2011
21
3/4
Tthe movie has some plot-point missteps. But it seldom puts the brakes on a story that moves toward a furious ape-human rumble, not in a jungle, but atop the Golden Gate Bridge.
Posted Aug 5, 2011
22
2.5/4
Terri (2011)
Jacobs and talented cinematographer Tobias Datum once again do a deft job conveying the texture of a home, this time the unkempt, jammed warren Terri shares with his Uncle James.
Posted Jul 22, 2011
23
3.5/4
24
3.5/4
One would have to have a heart of cold temperament to find much -- if anything -- wrong with the animated adventure Winnie the Pooh.
Posted Jul 15, 2011
25
3.5/4
In the 10 years since Harry's first big- screen close-up, the spell has never been broken. And we Muggles have been made better for the magic.
Posted Jul 15, 2011
26
3/4
Zookeeper (2011)
Did we mention that things just go better with Kevin James? Well-trodden comedy hooks become strangely more amusing. Goofball physical shtick elicits broader smiles. The bumblingly stupid is made endearing.
Posted Jul 8, 2011
27
3/4
As they say, the best laid plans go oft awry. So what transpires in a comedy about the worst-laid schemes? These guys don't seem built for premeditated murder but are perfectly capable of mayhem.
Posted Jul 8, 2011
28
2/4
Larry Crowne (2011)
Larry Crowne doesn't come close to providing the rom-com satisfactions of films attached to the names Hanks and Roberts, or writer Nia Vardalos for that matter.
Posted Jul 1, 2011
29
2.5/4
One can argue that summer is built for spectacle. Now if only it could be truly spectacular, too.
Posted Jun 29, 2011
30
2/4
Meta-irony can get a guy who's still grinding an ax only so far.
Posted Jun 24, 2011
31
2.5/4
Cars 2 (2011)
Larry the Cable Guy has helped make Mater one of Pixar's sweetest creations. He just happens to reside in the studio's least-magical franchise.
Posted Jun 24, 2011
32
3.5/4
The Trip (2011)
It's rife with observations about men of a certain age, actors of a certain career -- and for a bonus, restaurants of a certain moment.
Posted Jun 17, 2011
33
3/4
Eentertaining if mildly worrisome.
Posted Jun 17, 2011
34
3.5/4
Beginners (2011)
Wwhile there's plenty of melancholia, there is also sweet wonder and celebration in writer-director Mike Mills' semiautobiographical tale of a straight son coming to terms with his own love's possibilities after his father comes out of the closet.
Posted Jun 17, 2011
35
4/4
What a transcendent achievement.
Posted Jun 10, 2011
36
2.5/4
Super 8 (2011)
There's much to like in this story of a group of young movie-makers who stumble upon an event right out of, well, the movies.
Posted Jun 10, 2011
37
3/4
Midnight in Paris is charming and clever, at times wickedly astute and hopeful.
Posted Jun 3, 2011
38
3.5/4
The finest comic-book flick since 2008's The Dark Knight.
Posted Jun 3, 2011
39
3.5/4
The film's visuals are thrilling, beguiling, vivid: the greens of a glade or a terraced hillside; the molten reds of Shen's smelting works or yellow-orange arcs of fireworks.
Posted May 26, 2011
40
3/4
The Beaver (2011)
The film is amusing, then melancholy, then weirdly funny, then not. It's a quiet, measured work.
Posted May 20, 2011
41
3/4
Ian McShane gives Blackbeard as much menace as a goofball romp can handle.
Posted May 20, 2011
42
2.5/4
Thor (2011)
[Kenneth Branagh's] Shakespearean chops add texture in scenes that require the care and feeding of literature's grander themes: pride, paternity and honor.
Posted May 6, 2011
43
2.5/4
"Jumping the Broom" combines tried-and-true oil-water class tensions with the challenges of modern romance and family, then adds some African-American flavors.
Posted May 6, 2011
44
1.5/4
The movie strains far too hard to make what Rachel and Dex have done all right, as if their guilty anguish - and the movie's saccharine score - frees us to root for them.
Posted May 6, 2011
45
3/4
An ethically ambitious, morally thoughtful - and deeply vexing - drama about the fragility of civil order and the menace of the lawless.
Posted Apr 29, 2011
46
2/4
Fast Five (2011)
The chemistry of the core cast - steered by Vin Diesel and Paul Walker - keeps this outing from running on fumes.
Posted Apr 29, 2011
47
2/4
Prom (2011)
Except for a couple of nice touches, "Prom" is a remedial class in cliches.
Posted Apr 29, 2011
48
3/4
13 Families (2009)
"13 Families" isn't a visually wowing or clever doc. Yet, it reminds us of film's capacity to memorialize the lost and honor the ache of the living.
Posted Apr 22, 2011
49
3/4
Putty Hill (2011)
With "Putty Hill," Porterfield joins the company of American indie directors Ramin Bahrani and Kelly Reichardt, filmmakers often compelled to seek out everyday souls in their textured, oh-so quotidian environs.
Posted Apr 22, 2011
50
3/4
Water For Elephants is not, to borrow the Benzini Bros. Circus' motto -- "the most spectacular show on Earth." But it is a class act.
Posted Apr 22, 2011