"Brevity is a friend to McKay, but as experimentations go, reworking known elements to manufacture a new perspective on all the monkey business, and the "Super-Sized R-Rated Version" remains a mirthful and mischievous vision."
Zero Dark Thirty (2013)
"It's first-rate work from Bigelow and Boal, who treat the tale with conviction and knowledge, yet never lose sight of its inherent alarm, packaging a combustible narrative into one of the best pictures of 2012."
"Promoted as a prequel to Twin Peaks, but it was actually Excalibur pushed through the heart of a phenomenon, leaving the faithful to grieve, while newcomers were left baffled, or in my case, ravenous for more."
Honeymoon in Vegas (1992)
Pet Sematary Two (1992)
"The drama never catches fire, cycling through the same beats of uncertainty and blame to a point of screen stasis. The opening driving montage of Manos: The Hands of Fate has more of a filmmaking zip."
Rapid Fire (1992)
Stay Tuned (1992)
Single White Female (1992)
Raising Cain (1992)
Bebe's Kids (1992)
Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1992)
Death Becomes Her (1992)
Mom and Dad Save the World (1992)
Mo' Money (1992)
The Queen of Versailles (2012)
Juan of the Dead (2012)
"Never quite the feature most will expect it to be, Extraterrestrial is a charming submission of low-fi scripting, using a colossal development in universal happenings to reinforce the quirks and hazards of love. "
30 Beats (2012)
Honey, I Blew Up the Kid (1992)
A Stranger Among Us (1992)
Why Stop Now? (2012)
Beasts of the Southern Wild (2012)
Ice Age: Continental Drift (2012)
The Magic of Belle Isle (2012)
Cool World (1992)
"Cool World isn't difficult to watch (there's too much insanity floating around to be bored), it's just impossible to digest, absent any grounded activities that could elevate the viewing experience past weirdo cartoon diarrhea."
Universal Soldier (1992)
The Pact (2012)
To Rome with Love (2012)
Born on the Fourth of July (1989)
A League of Their Own (1992)
The Amazing Spider-Man (2012)
Katy Perry: Part of Me (2012)
Madea's Witness Protection (2012)
Magic Mike (2012)
"Soderbergh pulls out every trick in the book to make Magic mean something beyond its parade of shaved backs and tanned buttocks, but it's a lost cause, endeavoring to bring meaning to material best appreciated for its surface appeal."
People Like Us (2012)
"Avoids pitch-black comedy, selecting a more rascally tone that toys with Boston brute behaviors (served with wicked good accents) and the undeniable magic of a bong-sucking teddy bear that has sex with women. "
Your Sister's Sister (2012)
"Perfectly fine somewhere between the humor of discomfort and that brutality of the truth, sustaining its feel for family and the bond between loved ones with sure feel for splattery screen communication."
Last Ride (2012)
"The performances are marvelous, expressing an enormous reservoir of suspicion and grief without bleeding into melodrama, preferring to expose naked emotion through looks instead of fidgety gestures."
Unlawful Entry (1992)