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Rating Title/Year Author
8/10 Black Panther (2018) Justin Craig "Black Panther" features all the right ingredients to become one of the most successful superhero films of all time. EDIT
Posted Feb 6, 2018
9/10 Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (2016) Justin Craig "Rogue One" is pure, unbridled "Star Wars." EDIT
Posted Dec 13, 2016
8/10 The Jungle Book (2016) Justin Craig With an impeccable mix of live action, CGI and a stampede of adventure, "The Jungle Book" proves Disney is once again king of the jungle. EDIT
Posted Apr 15, 2016
9/10 Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015) Justin Craig "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" is the "Star Wars" sequel we have been looking for: a classic adventure that harkens back to the glory days of 1977's "Star Wars" and 1980's "The Empire Strikes Back." EDIT
Posted Dec 16, 2015
8/10 The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 2 (2015) Justin Craig Jennifer Lawrence carries the entire weight of the movie and helps solidify this as a satisfying movie franchise EDIT
Posted Nov 19, 2015
8/10 Spectre (2015) Justin Craig "Spectre" feels too much like a franchise in frustrating flux, which has more of a negative than positive effect. EDIT
Posted Nov 4, 2015
7/10 No Escape (2015) Justin Craig Atypical casting and xenophobia are alive and well in the white-knuckle thriller "No Escape." EDIT
Posted Aug 27, 2015
8/10 The Man From U.N.C.L.E. (2015) Justin Craig Henry Cavill, Armie Hammer, Alicia Vikander, Elizabeth Debicki and a delightfully cavalier visual aesthetic return the fun and levity to the spy genre. EDIT
Posted Aug 13, 2015
8/10 Ricki and the Flash (2015) Justin Craig If only one thing should be taken away from this film, it's that the Streep acting genes will surely live on for a long time to come through the superb Mamie Gummer EDIT
Posted Aug 6, 2015
4/5 X-Men: First Class (2011) Justin Craig With spectacular effects and an engaging story, X-Men: First Class is a standout period adventure film that just happens to be about superheroes. EDIT
Posted Jul 14, 2015
10/10 Inside Out (2015) Justin Craig The year is only half over but the sheer originality and soul in "Inside Out" easily puts it as one of 2015's best films. A definite must-see for the whole family. EDIT
Posted Jun 18, 2015
8/10 Jurassic World (2015) Justin Craig Whether or not there was any real demand for another "Jurassic Park" movie, "Jurassic World" proves that it's still tons of fun to run with dinosaurs. EDIT
Posted Jun 11, 2015
9/10 Mad Max: Fury Road (2015) Justin Craig A steampunk fever dream, a hallucinatory and vicious drive through hell, and 70-year-old director George Miller is behind the wheel ... having a lovely, lovely day. EDIT
Posted May 14, 2015
9/10 Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015) Justin Craig "Avengers: Age of Ultron" brings the best of all the Marvel worlds for the first explosive superhero thrill-ride of the year. EDIT
Posted Apr 29, 2015
5/10 Fifty Shades of Grey (2015) Justin Craig The fine line between abuse and pleasure is so thin it's almost non-existent. Here is a Valentine's Day movie that will certainly make bank, but you aren't helping yourself or anyone else by seeing it. EDIT
Posted Feb 10, 2015
6/10 The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies (2014) Justin Craig The tale of the burglar Hobbit Bilbo Baggins limps - no, crawls - to a disappointing and profoundly underwhelming finish. EDIT
Posted Dec 16, 2014
8/10 Still Alice (2014) Justin Craig Overall "Still Alice" feels rather incomplete, but the blemishes are overshadowed by some tender and potent moments, a lovely score by Ilan Eshkeri and Julianne Moore's fantastic performance. EDIT
Posted Dec 5, 2014
9/10 Wild (2014) Justin Craig A must-see movie, a gorgeous and inspiring film that showcases Reese Witherspoon at her Oscar-worthy best EDIT
Posted Dec 4, 2014
8/10 The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 1 (2014) Justin Craig 'Mockingjay, Part 1" is only half awesome because it is only half a movie. Suzanne Collins' final book in the trilogy has been segmented into two films, massacring the momentum the previous films had delicately built. EDIT
Posted Nov 21, 2014
9/10 Interstellar (2014) Justin Craig For a film completely drenched with sentimentality about faith, hope and human-kind's resolve, "Interstellar" is at times as cold and lifeless as a vacuum. EDIT
Posted Nov 3, 2014
9/10 Gone Girl (2014) Justin Craig For fans of the book and of David Fincher's previous films, "Gone Girl" is a must-see. It's also cheaper than couple's counseling. EDIT
Posted Oct 2, 2014
9/10 Dawn of the Planet of the Apes (2014) Justin Craig "Dawn of the Planet of the Apes" is not only the best sequel in the franchise and one of the best films of 2014, it's the best science fiction film in years. EDIT
Posted Jul 11, 2014
6/10 Tammy (2014) Justin Craig Melissa McCarthy is back with "Tammy," one of her strongest roles yet -- a result of her direct creative control on this project -- but apart from her performance, this road-trip comedy unfortunately coasts by on autopilot. EDIT
Posted Jul 3, 2014
8/10 22 Jump Street (2014) Justin Craig Since this genre has more than exhausted itself over three and a half decades, writers Michael Bacall, Oren Uziel and Rodney Rothman are smart to hold a mirror up to the buddy cop genre, generating the comedy through self-awareness and self-deprecation. EDIT
Posted Jun 12, 2014
9/10 Edge of Tomorrow (2014) Justin Craig A surprising and unforgettable adrenaline rush and is so far the summer's best action film. EDIT
Posted Jun 5, 2014
8/10 X-Men: Days of Future Past (2014) Justin Craig With Singer back at the helm and a marvelous cast to boot, "X-Men: Days of Future Past" is the best in the franchise and possibly the best superhero film yet this year. EDIT
Posted May 23, 2014
9/10 Godzilla (2014) Justin Craig Gareth Edward's "Godzilla" remake is the best creature-feature since Steven Spielberg's "Jurassic Park", once again returning awe and wonder to the summer blockbuster season. EDIT
Posted May 16, 2014
8/10 Neighbors (2014) Justin Craig "Neighbors" - or more aptly 'get off my lawn: the movie' - is suburbia's worst nightmare: a quiet young family versus the horde of an unruly, perverse and destructive frat house. Equal parts heart and raunch, this latest Seth Rogen gem is all laughs. EDIT
Posted May 9, 2014
6/10 The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (2014) Justin Craig Andrew Garfield and Emma Stone return as Peter Parker and Gwen Stacey in this long - very long - two and a half hour long - did we mention its long? - sequel. They didn't quite use their spidey-sense in the cutting room. EDIT
Posted May 2, 2014
7/10 In Your Eyes (2014) Justin Craig Whedon is beloved for his work in genre film and television ("Buffy the Vampire Slayer"), but he excels here with a more intimate story. EDIT
Posted Apr 25, 2014
8/10 Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014) Justin Craig "Winter Soldier" is a nod to the great espionage films of the 1970s, movies like "3 Days of the Condor" and "The Parallax View," even going so far to bridge the two by casting "Condor" star Robert Redford as shady politician Alexander Pierce. EDIT
Posted Apr 4, 2014
6/10 Muppets Most Wanted (2014) Justin Craig The Muppets are on the lam in "Muppets Most Wanted," but sorry, these aren't the Muppets you're looking for. EDIT
Posted Mar 21, 2014
8/10 Non-Stop (2014) Justin Craig "Non-Stop" is nothing but entertaining; a locked-room mystery combining elements of Agatha Christie and "Air Force One." EDIT
Posted Feb 28, 2014
8/10 The Monuments Men (2014) Justin Craig Clooney has certainly created a throwback to old Hollywood war films, which is fine, but almost unsure of his own recipe, throws far too many ingredients into the mix ultimately creating a war film that is indeed enjoyable but suffers an identity crisis. EDIT
Posted Feb 6, 2014
6/10 Labor Day (2013) Justin Craig "Labor Day" suffers from the age-old plot-line that a crestfallen woman is seemingly emotionally paralyzed and incapable of helping herself until Prince Charming comes to the rescue. EDIT
Posted Jan 30, 2014
9/10 August: Osage County (2013) Justin Craig Tracy Letts' adaptation of his Pulitzer Prize-winning play is catnip for actors and raises dysfunction to a whole new level. EDIT
Posted Dec 24, 2013
10/10 The Wolf of Wall Street (2013) Justin Craig Wild, offbeat and insane, "The Wolf of Wall Street" is one of the year's best films and a definite career-topper for DiCaprio who, with Scorsese, have given us another phenomenal collaboration EDIT
Posted Dec 24, 2013
9/10 American Hustle (2013) Justin Craig An awkward start, especially as it takes a moment to get used to Russell's style and tone, but once "Hustle" finds its footing it really takes off and is one of the most intelligent and enjoyable films of the year. EDIT
Posted Dec 13, 2013
9/10 The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug (2013) Justin Craig "The Hobbit" has been saved... at least for the time being. "The Desolation of Smaug" is a vast improvement over the first installment and is an excellent return to the level of quality as "The Lord of the Rings." EDIT
Posted Dec 13, 2013
10/10 Saving Mr. Banks (2013) Justin Craig Emma Thompson's brilliant performance, a story that captures the joy and heartache of creation, the nostalgia of the Sherman brothers' classic songs, combined with Thomas Newman's bittersweet original score, make this a sweetheart of a picture. EDIT
Posted Dec 12, 2013
8/10 Out of the Furnace (2013) Justin Craig A potboiler with three incredible performances by Bale, Affleck and Harrelson, "Out of the Furnace" is a film with many superb parts that falls slightly short of making a cohesive whole. EDIT
Posted Dec 5, 2013
6/10 Frozen (2013) Justin Craig The biggest assets to any classic Disney musical are the songs, and the tunes in "Frozen" just happen to be the weakest link, making this attempt to return to the glory days of "The Little Mermaid" and "Aladdin," an arduous, frigid journey. EDIT
Posted Nov 28, 2013
9/10 The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (2013) Justin Craig "Catching Fire" confidently charges full-on into the flames and the result is spectacular. EDIT
Posted Nov 20, 2013
10/10 Nebraska (2013) Justin Craig A beautiful, timeless American film whose story, characters and performances should be treasured. This is one of the year's best films and once again, Alexander Payne has given us a tender, poetic masterpiece. EDIT
Posted Nov 15, 2013
9/10 The Book Thief (2013) Justin Craig A beautiful exploration of compassion during war with some truly marvelous performances. A must-see. EDIT
Posted Nov 8, 2013
8/10 Thor: The Dark World (2013) Justin Craig Marvel Studios has unleashed their most outlandish (literally) and off-the-wall craziest entry in their entire canon. EDIT
Posted Nov 7, 2013
9/10 Ender's Game (2013) Justin Craig Despite the unfortunate controversy surrounding the book's author, the cast and crew of "Ender's Game" collectively make this a late-year surprise and a damn good science fiction film. EDIT
Posted Nov 1, 2013
7/10 Last Vegas (2013) Justin Craig With the current crop of heavy films in theaters, "Last Vegas" is a crowd-pleasing, light-hearted alternative. EDIT
Posted Oct 31, 2013
8/10 The Counselor (2013) Justin Craig An odd yet fascinating extension to [Cormac McCarthy's] violent literary oeuvre. EDIT
Posted Oct 24, 2013
8/10 Escape Plan (2013) Justin Craig Fans of '80s and '90s action films should revel in its awesome nostalgia. EDIT
Posted Oct 18, 2013