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Rating
Title/Year
Author
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2/4
2
2/4
Jack Reacher (2012)
What the movie sorely needs is a more intriguing detective - a hero human enough to sometimes make mistakes.
Posted Dec 20, 2012
3
3/4
4
1.5/4
This is 40 (2012)
5
3/4
6
3/4
There are people who claim to see no difference between 24 and 48 frame rates, and to them, I'd recommend an unexpected journey to the eye doctor.
Posted Dec 12, 2012
7
1/4
The only thing Playing for Keeps teaches us is: Guys, forget the bars and nightclubs. Soccer moms are where the action is.
Posted Dec 7, 2012
8
1/4
Hitchcock (2012)
The movie spends too much time off the set of Psycho, where the real story was, and focuses instead on incidental matters that feel like outtakes.
Posted Dec 7, 2012
9
3.5/4
Life of Pi (2012)
10
3/4
Holy Motors (2012)
Holy Motors is wild and unfettered and playful - the work of an artist who carries his love of cinema in his bones, and knows how to share that affection with the audience.
Posted Nov 15, 2012
11
3.5/4
The movie doesn't break any thematic ground, and in other hands this same material might have made for an insufferable Katherine Heigl vehicle. But Russell and his cast make it sing - and soar, too.
Posted Nov 15, 2012
12
2/4
13
3/4
The House I Live In is a work of journalism, not propaganda: Jarecki has done his research and leaves it to you to decide what to make of it.
Posted Nov 9, 2012
14
3.5/4
Skyfall (2012)
Mendes' approach to action is classical and elegant - no manic editing and blurry unintelligible images here - but what makes the movie special is the attention he pays his actors.
Posted Nov 9, 2012
15
2.5/4
Flight (2012)
16
3/4
A gorgeously rendered story that will play just as well to children as to their parents, albeit for different reasons. Playstation and Xbox junkies will be equally pleased.
Posted Nov 1, 2012
17
3/4
The Sessions (2012)
Hawkes' performance is the must-see hook of The Sessions, but Hunt gives this funny, touching movie its soul.
Posted Oct 25, 2012
18
2.5/4
Cloud Atlas (2012)
If you're interested in the sheer craft of filmmaking, Cloud Atlas is required viewing - a rare example of a movie getting by entirely on technique and creative bravado.
Posted Oct 25, 2012
19
3.5/4
Madrid, 1987 (2012)
Madrid, 1987 operates on a dizzying number of levels - as a romantic comedy, a sex farce, a study of culture clash, ageism and idealism.
Posted Oct 19, 2012
20
3/4
Smashed (2012)
Winstead is terrific as a young woman scared into sobriety, only to discover telling people the truth is much harder than lying and hiding her addiction.
Posted Oct 19, 2012
21
3/4
Argo (2012)
The movie is accomplished enough to stand alongside the 1970s political thrillers that inspired it, right down to the vintage red-and-black Warner Bros. logo that opens the film.
Posted Oct 11, 2012
22
2/4
For a good hour, Seven Psychopaths is lively, bloody fun. Then the yawning starts.
Posted Oct 11, 2012
23
1/4
The Paperboy (2012)
This one has it all: sex, violence, torture, incest, jellyfish attacks, telekinetic masturbation, Nicole Kidman peeing on Zac Efron and a gator gutted in revolting close-up.
Posted Oct 11, 2012
24
1.5/4
The Oranges (2012)
25
3.5/4
26
2.5/4
V/H/S (2012)
The film also plays to the strengths of the found-footage format, proving that sometimes the scariest things are the ones you can barely see.
Posted Oct 5, 2012
27
2/4
17 Girls (2012)
28
3/4
29
3/4
30
1.5/4
31
3.5/4
Looper (2012)
This is an exciting, exceptionally well-made futuristic thriller that also happens to be loaded with lived-in touches and punchy ideas.
Posted Sep 28, 2012
32
3/4
Side by Side (2012)
Actors such as Robert Downey Jr. complain that because digital cameras can be reloaded in seconds, there is no time for performers to hang out in their trailers between takes (in protest, he urinated in jars, which he hid all over the sets of Zodiac).
Posted Sep 23, 2012
33
3/4
Hara-Kiri: Death of a Samurai reveals yet another facet of this always-unpredictable filmmaker: a flair for compassionate, humane melodrama.
Posted Sep 23, 2012
34
1/4
Compliance (2012)
The point of Compliance, which caused walkouts and shouting matches when it premiered at the Sundance Film Festival, is how we are programmed to do things that go against our natural instincts as long as we believe we have the law on our side.
Posted Sep 23, 2012
35
2/4
36
3/4
Samsara (2012)
Achingly beautiful and visually transfixing, Samsara offers a transporting vacation from the usual multiplex fare. It's a movie to get lost in.
Posted Sep 23, 2012
37
2/4
The Master (2012)
The actors' commitment to their roles is impressive, but it's tethered to a weightless, airless movie, a film so enamored of itself, the audience gets shut out.
Posted Sep 23, 2012
38
2.5/4
Arbitrage (2012)
Gere has always excelled at portraying smooth, elegant men who know a little more than everyone else in the room. But in Arbitrage he's playing a different note: Desperation.
Posted Sep 13, 2012
39
3/4
Director Malik Bendjelloul's engaging, cleverly structured documentary about the legendary folk singer Rodriguez is shaped like a mystery.
Posted Sep 13, 2012
40
3/4
The Imposter (2012)
The most fascinating aspect of the movie is why the missing boy's family believed the imposter's story.
Posted Sep 13, 2012
41
1/4
For a good time, don't.
Posted Sep 6, 2012
42
3/4
Bachelorette (2012)
43
1/4
The Words (2012)
The Words is a movie about writing and books made by people who apparently rarely read.
Posted Sep 6, 2012
44
1/4
Premium Rush (2012)
The plot is as layered and complex as a TV ad for detergent.
Posted Aug 23, 2012
45
1/4
46
2.5/4
Hit & Run (2012)
Hit and Run isn't very memorable, and it isn't all that exciting, but it's occasionally funny and sweet and more engaging than any action-comedy Jennifer Aniston has made in her entire career.
Posted Aug 23, 2012
47
2/4
Killer Joe (2012)
You end up feeling sorry for all the actors forced to humiliate themselves, except for McConaughey, whose portrayal of sadistic, manipulative evil is mesmerizing.
Posted Aug 23, 2012
48
3/4
Cosmopolis (2012)
The movie isn't for everyone. But if it grabs you, prepare for it to stick in your head for days.
Posted Aug 23, 2012
49
3/4
The film's recurring theme is of an artist on a perpetual hunt for transparency, in his country and abroad.
Posted Aug 16, 2012
50
2/4
360 (2012)
The film's generic, meaningless title is a sign of the dullness to come.
Posted Aug 16, 2012