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Rating
Title/Year
Author
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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
2
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
3
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
4
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
5
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
6
2/4
Prom (2011)
Except for a couple of nice touches, "Prom" is a remedial class in cliches.
Posted Apr 29, 2011
7
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
8
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
9
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
10
2.5/4
Scream 4 (2011)
Compared with so many of the rebooted slasher flicks, Scream 4 remains a cut above. No, that is not an intended pun.
Posted Apr 15, 2011
11
3/4
The Conspirator is a quality drama with a capital Q. We should expect no less from Robert Redford, who takes seriously (at times, earnestly) the duties of director.
Posted Apr 15, 2011
12
3.5/4
Directed by Danish filmmaker Michael Madsen with grace and deep curiosity, "Into Eternity" is better than timely.
Posted Apr 8, 2011
13
2.5/4
Soul Surfer (2011)
It's Bethany and Alana's friendship - its sturdiness and vulnerability, its laughs and sincere apologies - that rules the day.
Posted Apr 8, 2011
14
3/4
Hanna (2011)
"Hanna" plays out as a visceral fairy tale about a naif discovering a world both fascinating and dangerous.
Posted Apr 8, 2011
15
3/4
A wounded and hopeful take on generation gaps and the wider, nearly unbridgeable chasms created by neurological disaster.
Posted Apr 1, 2011
16
3.5/4
Win Win (2011)
Tom McCarthy's third feature proves something incontestable: The writer-director has a way with American characters.
Posted Apr 1, 2011
17
3/4
Source Code (2011)
Duncan Jones' swiftly paced and engaging sci-fi thriller is a Groundhog Day for a post- 9/11 world.
Posted Apr 1, 2011
18
2.5/4
Clayton Robey's documentary starts off wobbly before becoming a bracing cocktail of cultural, creative and personal histories.
Posted Mar 25, 2011
19
2.5/4
Paul (2011)
In the end - as well as the middle and maybe even at the outset - Paul is more often a close encounter of the middling kind.
Posted Mar 18, 2011
20
3/4
The Lincoln Lawyer is not a feat of genre-breaking design. But it is a well-oiled machine.
Posted Mar 18, 2011
21
3/4
22
4/4
Poetry (2011)
Now is the time to bestow on yourself the gift of one of the most, well, poetic films of 2010. And by "poetic," we mean rich with soulful pauses that are at once visual and aural and deeply observant of the dance of routine and quiet surprise.
Posted Mar 4, 2011
23
3/4
Rango (2011)
Yes, [there are] enough nods to other sources to make Rango a bobblehead. But the movie, and much of John Logan's writing, is still pretty durn clever.
Posted Mar 4, 2011
24
2/4
Brad Anderson's supernatural thriller is stacked to keep us guessing. Initially, this makes it watchably atmospheric. But the inconclusive hints lead to the sense that he's withholding too much.
Posted Feb 25, 2011
25
1/4
Hall Pass (2011)
"Something about Mary" seems a lifetime ago.
Posted Feb 25, 2011
26
3.5/4
Biutiful (2010)
Iñárritu has a delicate yet searing sense of intimacy, which cinematographer Rodrigo Prieto captures with hand-held determination.
Posted Feb 11, 2011
27
2/4
Cedar Rapids (2011)
When this mix of hopeful and edgy works, you get something like "Little Miss Sunshine." And when it doesn't, you get a cocktail with a bad smell, one part sunny to two parts vulgar.
Posted Feb 11, 2011
28
2/4
The Eagle (2011)
The latest sandals-and-swords outing, "The Eagle" has landed . . . with a thud.
Posted Feb 11, 2011
29
3/4
Kinyarwanda (2011)
The film is not just a wrenching history lesson about how easily riven a nation can become. It is also a moving tale about the struggle of Rwandans to stitch their country back together, to find a way to forgive as well as ask forgiveness.
Posted Jan 31, 2011
30
1.5/4
Despite its obvious angling to become a franchise, this Green Hornet offers little that's worth committing to even the "cult flick" chamber of your brain.
Posted Jan 21, 2011
31
1.5/4
It's not that the leads aren't affable. They are. It's not that they aren't nice to look at. They are. (Although the cinematography makes them look sort of blotchy.) It's just hard to care if they hook up after they, well, hook up.
Posted Jan 21, 2011
32
3.5/4
Another Year (2010)
What a challenge it must be to mine our ordinary lives in ways that reveal and revel in the quietly meaningful. It is a challenge British writer-director Mike Leigh meets in Another Year.
Posted Jan 21, 2011
33
3/4
"The Company Men" is a worthwhile outing that takes despair - but also resilience - seriously.
Posted Jan 21, 2011
34
3.5/4
Rabbit Hole (2010)
Rabbit Hole, directed with grace and surprising humor by John Cameron Mitchell, is a delicate tale that shares a great deal of the hurt of Robert Redford's Ordinary People.
Posted Jan 14, 2011
35
3.5/4
Blue Valentine comes on like a bittersweet cautionary tale.
Posted Jan 14, 2011
36
3/4
Casino Jack (2010)
Spacey has fun doing Abramoff doing Al Pacino, President Ronald Reagan and Sylvester Stallone. But the typically strong Spacey isn't the only actor doing commanding work here.
Posted Jan 7, 2011
37
3/4
It's a sugar rush of candy-colored images, a beautifully drawn tale of family tradition and a bracing brain tonic about the Internet's charms and vulnerabilities.
Posted Jan 7, 2011
38
2.5/4
Somewhere (2010)
The writer-director of "Lost in Translation" and "Marie Antoinette" has made the malaise of the privileged her special turf. Ennui is her milieu. And Coppola has a talent for revealing its existential and cultural dimensions.
Posted Jan 7, 2011
39
3/4
It's a nice breather indeed.
Posted Jan 1, 2011
40
3/4
Think of the film as Gray's final monologue.
Posted Jan 1, 2011
41
4/4
It is an intelligent, winning drama fit for a king -- and the rest of us. And this year, there were far too few of those coming from Hollywood.
Posted Dec 25, 2010
42
3.5/4
True Grit (2010)
This True Grit makes the original almost unwatchable except as a curio.
Posted Dec 22, 2010
43
2.5/4
Four Lions (2010)
Four Lions is more interesting than riotous. Consider it an example - a well-paced, clever and understated compassionate example - of a filmmaker wrestling with fear.
Posted Dec 17, 2010
44
3.5/4
Tangled (2010)
45
3.5/4
But in Love & Other Drugs, [Zwick] and Herskovitz find a groove that delivers wry writing and smart cultural observation.
Posted Dec 17, 2010
46
3/4
Vision is shot through with issues of power - personal, political, spiritual. Which makes it a terrifically resonant work.
Posted Dec 17, 2010
47
Monsters (2010)
Monsters is part immigration parable, part war allegory with a dose of It Happened One Night and The African Queen tossed in.
Posted Dec 17, 2010
48
3.5/4
Black Swan (2010)
At times, Black Swan verges on laughably old school. Still, what a brazen, bold riff on the cost - physical, emotional - of art.
Posted Dec 17, 2010
49
3/4
Not quite a must-see, The Voyage of the Dawn Treader is nonetheless a sturdy outing with many of the charms that have become franchise trademarks.
Posted Dec 17, 2010
50
2.5/4
It's one of the loveliest lowest-budget features to come down the pike.
Posted Dec 17, 2010