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Rating
Title/Year
Author
1
4/4
Argo (2012)
While steeped in the trends and filmmaking style of the decade, "Argo" still feels immediate and relevant. Affleck's best film yet is also one of the best films of the year.
Posted Oct 9, 2012
2
3/4
Revisiting the past - his own, and that of the masters who came before him - seems to have brought this filmmaker's boyish enthusiasm back to life, as well.
Posted Oct 3, 2012
3
3.5/4
4
2/4
5
3.5/4
Looper (2012)
Johnson establishes the machinery of the time-travel concept, then steadily pushes it into the background in favor of exploring his characters and the difficult questions they face.
Posted Sep 26, 2012
6
3/4
"The Perks of Being a Wallflower," may not do anything groundbreaking, but it tells a familiar story in small, thoughtful ways.
Posted Sep 20, 2012
7
3/4
Dredd (2012)
A wickedly dark comic streak breaks up the vivid violence and relentless bleakness of "Dredd 3D."
Posted Sep 20, 2012
8
3/4
End of Watch (2012)
From the brutal daily violence to the dramatic final act, "End of Watch" itself remains thrilling and uncompromising.
Posted Sep 19, 2012
9
3/4
Arbitrage (2012)
10
3.5/4
The Master (2012)
11
3/4
Both funnier and deeper than you might expect at the outset.
Posted Sep 6, 2012
12
2/4
The Words (2012)
13
3/4
Travis keeps things moving so briskly, you find yourself not minding how by-the-numbers the story is. And then within that by-the-numbers story, there end up being enough surprises and subversive twists that you find yourself unexpectedly charmed.
Posted Aug 30, 2012
14
2.5/4
Lawless (2012)
Hillcoat's ultra-violent drama plays like a hot, sweaty, delusional fever dream and is similarly fitful. It can be visceral and operatic, beautiful and brutal but also slow and overlong.
Posted Aug 29, 2012
15
3/4
Premium Rush (2012)
16
2.5/4
Hit & Run (2012)
17
ParaNorman (2012)
18
19
The film is gorgeous, dripping with texture and sensuality and, well, mood.
Posted Aug 14, 2012
20
2/4
21
22
23
3/4
Hope Springs (2012)
It will make you want to go home and have sex with your spouse afterward. Or at least share a longer hug or a more passionate kiss.
Posted Aug 7, 2012
24
Toy Story 2 (1999)
25
Total Recall (2012)
Farrell is confident and competent regardless of the situation; there never seems to be any real threat of him coming out alive.
Posted Aug 3, 2012
26
27
1.5/4
28
3/4
"Celeste and Jesse Forever" is by no means a parody of romantic comedy cliches, but rather an acknowledgement of them en route to an exploration of greater emotional truths.
Posted Aug 1, 2012
29
3/4
Killer Joe (2012)
Like a deep-fried Twinkie at the State Fair of Texas, ''Killer Joe'' is gooey, flavorful and bad for you. Dig in.
Posted Jul 27, 2012
30
3/4
Ruby Sparks (2012)
Maybe it'll give you something to think about as you Facebook stalk that cute girl you just met for coffee.
Posted Jul 27, 2012
31
2/4
The Watch (2012)
32
3.5/4
33
34
Polley (who's been an actress herself) never judges these people she's created. Instead, she depicts the giddy, fleeting and illusory nature of new love, and lets us get caught up in it, too.
Posted Jul 16, 2012
35
Red Lights (2012)
36
The Imposter (2012)
Director Bart Layton takes a story that was already fascinatingly weird to begin with and makes it even more compelling by structuring it as a shadowy film noir.
Posted Jul 16, 2012
37
2/4
38
Spider-Man 2 (2004)
39
2.5/4
40
3/4
Savages (2012)
41
2.5/4
42
3/4
Magic Mike (2012)
[Tatum is] just mesmerizing: confident, creative, acrobatic and, above all, seductive. `Cause that's the whole point.
Posted Jun 26, 2012
43
3/4
44
3/4
Ted (2012)
Much of the material works because the bear has someone to bounce off of; Wahlberg does his best work in situations like this, where he's playing it totally straight in a setting that's totally silly.
Posted Jun 25, 2012
45
1.5/4
What ideally might have been playful and knowing is instead uptight and dreary, with a visual scheme that's so fake and cartoony, it depletes the film of any sense of danger.
Posted Jun 20, 2012
46
2.5/4
Buoyed by individual moments, and by some of the inspired casting that's revealed at each stop along the way.
Posted Jun 19, 2012
47
2/4
48
Brave (2012)
Pixar is long overdue for a feature with a strong female character at its center. Now that she's arrived, it's clear that she deserves better.
Posted Jun 18, 2012
49
1.5/4
50
2.5/4
Rock of Ages (2012)