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Rating
Title/Year
Author
1
3/4
Weekend (2011)
2
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
3
2.5/4
Real Steel (2011)
Aas the plot proceeds from boy-meets-dad verbal sparring to an uneasy peace to the underdog-vs.- champion title bout, it becomes increasingly easy to forgive its many nicks.
Posted Oct 7, 2011
4
3/4
As for Clooney, when he steps from behind the camera, his candidate exudes an easy, judicious authority.
Posted Oct 7, 2011
5
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
6
3/4
Circumstance (2011)
[The] film is too much a wounded love story to slide into polemic.
Posted Sep 30, 2011
7
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
8
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
9
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
10
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
11
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
12
2/4
Contagion (2011)
Steven Soderbergh​'s viral "who brung it" is a mostly style-over-substance affair.
Posted Sep 9, 2011
13
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
14
3.5/4
Tense, moving, and, at times brain-draining.
Posted Aug 26, 2011
15
3/4
An energetic genre ride with social ambitions about race and class.
Posted Aug 26, 2011
16
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
17
3/4
The Future (2011)
What a strange, trippy, touching movie The Future is.
Posted Aug 19, 2011
18
3.5/4
The Guard (2011)
19
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
20
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
21
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
22
3.5/4
Though rife with talking-head interviews and straightforwardly shot, the movie is quietly riveting and cumulatively galling.
Posted Aug 5, 2011
23
3.5/4
Sarah's Key (2011)
Thomas' performance is one of brilliant restraint and believable naturalism.
Posted Aug 5, 2011
24
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
25
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
26
3.5/4
27
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
28
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
29
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
30
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
31
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
32
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
33
2/4
Meta-irony can get a guy who's still grinding an ax only so far.
Posted Jun 24, 2011
34
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
35
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
36
3/4
Eentertaining if mildly worrisome.
Posted Jun 17, 2011
37
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
38
4/4
What a transcendent achievement.
Posted Jun 10, 2011
39
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
40
3/4
Midnight in Paris is charming and clever, at times wickedly astute and hopeful.
Posted Jun 3, 2011
41
3.5/4
The finest comic-book flick since 2008's The Dark Knight.
Posted Jun 3, 2011
42
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
43
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
44
3/4
Ian McShane gives Blackbeard as much menace as a goofball romp can handle.
Posted May 20, 2011
45
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
46
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
47
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
48
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
49
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
50
2/4
Prom (2011)
Except for a couple of nice touches, "Prom" is a remedial class in cliches.
Posted Apr 29, 2011