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Rating
Title/Year
Author
1
3/4
Director Tyler Perry's For Colored Girls is a bold example of an artist's reach exceeding his grasp. And it's hard not to applaud his determination and grade for ambition.
Posted Nov 5, 2010
2
3.5/4
Megamind (2010)
The story's the thing. And this one is as subtly deep as it is ridiculously fun.
Posted Nov 5, 2010
3
3/4
The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest is too akin to the tidying up of a television-series finale - albeit a very classy franchise with fine characters and able performances.
Posted Oct 29, 2010
4
3/4
Hereafter (2010)
The film is a deeply compassionate, decidedly secular and somewhat plodding meditation on what matters now and what lies beyond this life.
Posted Oct 22, 2010
5
3.5/5
Red (2010)
Red has ka-booms, rat-a-tat-tats and a wildly extended first date. It's edgy and fantastically gooey -- and flaunts it.
Posted Oct 15, 2010
6
2.5/4
This is a strange failing for the tag team who has handled the wounded so well in previous outings.
Posted Oct 8, 2010
7
2.5/4
Yes, there are some twists, a nice comedic turn or two, but the inevitable hook-up of dueling opposites is never anything but inevitable.
Posted Oct 8, 2010
8
3.5/4
Secretariat (2010)
Secretariat earns its best accolades for asking even larger questions as it highlights the story not just of a terrific horse but of his greatest champion, owner Penny Chenery, portrayed with grace, edge and a growing sense of self by Diane Lane.
Posted Oct 8, 2010
9
3/4
The movie's heart and story, both bleeding and mending, and its quartet of characters are hard to abandon -- and easy to care about.
Posted Oct 1, 2010
10
2.5/4
Let Me In (2010)
It's called Let Me In. That demanding title says something about how the gentle poetry of the original gets lost a bit in Reeves' translation.
Posted Oct 1, 2010
11
4/4
The Social Network shares creative DNA with a handful of classic, zeitgeist-savvy films like Network and All the President's Men, as well as more recent fare such as The Insider and Michael Clayton.
Posted Oct 1, 2010
12
3.5/5
Catfish (2010)
At the end of this exquisitely poignant film, it's clear we humans are going to need a refreshed emotional skill set if we're to make sense of the real relationships we forge in our virtual worlds.
Posted Sep 24, 2010
13
3/5
The story of Jake, Winnie and Gordon makes us wonder if there is any other bedtime story so lulling, so disarming, as moviedom's falsely wrought "happily ever after."
Posted Sep 24, 2010
14
3/4
Bar-Lev's documentary's greatest service isn't in recounting the Army's back-pedaling so much as underscoring how communal needs and family grief don't perfectly align. And that political usefulness may attempt to trump all other rites.
Posted Sep 17, 2010
15
3/4
The Town (2010)
Ben Affleck's follow-up to his gritty directorial debut, Gone Baby Gone, proves the actor/director/co-writer is here, baby, here to stay.
Posted Sep 17, 2010
16
3/4
Easy A (2010)
A gem of a turn by Emma Stone as high school student Olive Penderghast makes this tale of a girl, gossip and independence a smart and self-aware hoot in the tradition of the teen flicks of the 1980s.
Posted Sep 17, 2010
17
Machete (2010)
Rodriguez plans "Machete" sequels. Here's hoping the next is sharper and cuts closer to the bone.
Posted Sep 3, 2010
18
2.5/4
The American (2010)
If you're expecting a star-propelled thriller with the usual bob, weave and one-two punch, this isn't your ticket.
Posted Sep 3, 2010
19
1.5/4
Dano and Kline are very fine performers. So why is this comedy such a chore? The answer appears to be whimsy overload.
Posted Aug 20, 2010
20
2.5/4
The Switch (2010)
The comedy itself suffers from awkward scheduling. Though this isn't its only wrinkle.
Posted Aug 20, 2010
21
3/4
Sylvester Stallone's gun-emptying, blade-tossing, clandestine action flick "The Expendables" is great fun. Sure, this declaration comes with caveats, but do you really need to hear them?
Posted Aug 13, 2010
22
3/4
It may come as a bit of a shock to some that the most interesting turns in the woman-on-a-quest sojourn don't belong to Roberts, luminous though she is. Those are owned by a number of misty-eyed if masculine menfolk.
Posted Aug 13, 2010
23
3.5/5
Restrepo (2010)
In hewing closely to the rhythms of war, Junger and Hetherington forgo different considerations about war.
Posted Aug 6, 2010
24
3.5/5
At times, there's an "everything but the kitchen sink" quality to the joke grab. But it works.
Posted Aug 6, 2010
25
3.5/4
The news is ugly. The film is often gorgeous and wields a cumulative power to humanize potential devastation.
Posted Aug 2, 2010
26
2/4
The movie has a slew of goofball moments that don't add up to a consistently hilarious outing.
Posted Aug 2, 2010
27
2.5/4
Ramona and Beezus has enough charm to forgive it an unnecessary foray onto romantic-comedy turf.
Posted Jul 23, 2010
28
2.5/4
The number of interviewees makes the film a signpost survey, more meaningful to film- study newbies than veterans.
Posted Jul 23, 2010
29
3/4
Salt (2010)
Thought the recently swapped Russian spy Anna Chapman was foxy? Hah.
Posted Jul 23, 2010
30
3.5/4
Cholodenko and cowriter Stuart Blumberg have crafted a loving work about family that will resonate as true for those who find their experience reflected on the big screen and will be revelatory to others.
Posted Jul 16, 2010
31
Breathless (1961)
Even 50 years later, it's easy feel how vivid a game-changer Breathless must have been when it arrived.
Posted Jul 16, 2010
32
4/4
Inception (2010)
Inception is a boldly constructed wonder with plenty of -- as one character describes it -- "paradoxical architecture."
Posted Jul 16, 2010
33
2/4
Little, however, can save The Killer Inside Me from its worst impulses, its reveling in brute violence that makes it hard to watch and nearly impossible to admire, even though it's carefully crafted.
Posted Jul 9, 2010
34
3/4
Directed by Daniel Alfredson and adapted by Jonas Frykberg, it's more gripping than Tattoo.
Posted Jul 9, 2010
35
2.5/4
Predators (2010)
A stylish, lean and, well, familiar outing.
Posted Jul 9, 2010
36
3/4
I Am Love (2010)
Cinematographer Yorick Le Saux's elegant images of buildings -- stony exteriors, lux interiors -- and weather-worn statuary suggest centuries-old tradition but also invite a meditative or appreciative silence.
Posted Jul 2, 2010
37
3/4
Provocative and disturbing.
Posted Jul 2, 2010
38
3.5/4
Cyrus (2010)
Delightfully demented and unique.
Posted Jul 2, 2010
39
3/4
While the new Eclipse remains foremost a flick for devotees, it has sturdier pleasures and takes on its emotional ambitions with renewed dedication.
Posted Jun 30, 2010
40
2.5/4
Grown Ups (2010)
It's a crude and decent-hearted outing.
Posted Jun 25, 2010
41
3.5/4
Jennifer Lawrence gives a stirring turn in a gift-of-a-lifetime role.
Posted Jun 25, 2010
42
2.5/4
Knight & Day (2010)
Give in to the ridiculousness, and Knight and Day is frisky fun.
Posted Jun 23, 2010
43
3.5/4
Were James Brown still with us, he'd have to at least share his "hardest working man in showbiz" honors with Rivers.
Posted Jun 18, 2010
44
3/4
Toy Story 3 (2010)
Consider the oft-amusing, terribly clever G-rated sequel Toy Story 3 as the brightest student in the class delivering a very fine B paper.
Posted Jun 18, 2010
45
3/4
Convention (2009)
What Convention sets out to do, it does with understated candor.
Posted Jun 11, 2010
46
3/4
In a marketplace mad for 3D, it's good to see a dramatic adventure built for young audiences (and the rest of us) that achieves its depth the old-fashioned way, with characters struggling and maturing.
Posted Jun 11, 2010
47
3/4
Splice (2010)
What makes Splice morally compelling isn't the bioethics quandaries it raises so much as the way it delves into parenthood.
Posted Jun 4, 2010
48
3.5/5
A veering, careening joy ride of excess and heart.
Posted Jun 4, 2010
49
2.5/4
It's not a classic, but it's sturdy enough, thanks to Gyllenhaal and a sly and grousing turn by Alfred Molina as Sheikh Amar, a scoundrel with a heart of gold -- or at least, a ticker very interested in riches.
Posted May 28, 2010
50
3/4
Directed with zest by Mike Mitchell (from a script by Josh Klausner and Darren Lemke) and shot in 3D, this final Shrek sequel has plenty of verve.
Posted May 21, 2010