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Rating
Title/Year
Author
1
3/4
Miles Ahead (2016)
2
3/4
3
2/4
The better these talking beasts look, the more the film resembles a gorgeous screen saver. You admire The Jungle Book, but you can't lose yourself in it.
Posted Apr 13, 2016
4
2/4
You watch helplessly as the movie goes off the rails, the suspense and excitement leaking out of the enormous tension the early scenes had generated.
Posted Apr 7, 2016
5
1.5/4
Demolition (2016)
Demolition never coalesces into anything meaningful: It's just a series of incidents that don't add up to anything.
Posted Apr 7, 2016
6
3.5/4
Everybody Wants Some!! is the rare sort of raunchy American comedy that allows as much time for scenes of people simply talking as it does for mud-wrestling matches and bar brawls
Posted Apr 7, 2016
7
2/4
8
2/4
In Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, the Dark Knight and the Man of Steel duke it out and the audience loses.
Posted Mar 22, 2016
9
3/4
The whole thing is pure formula. But The Wave, which was Norway's official entry for the Academy Awards, makes it work anyway.
Posted Mar 17, 2016
10
2/4
11
2.5/4
Compared to glib junk like Zoolander 2, The Brothers Grimsby is practically high art.
Posted Mar 10, 2016
12
2.5/4
Tamp down those expectations, then tamp them down some more.
Posted Mar 10, 2016
13
3/4
This glitzy piñata of a movie kicks off with an elaborate dance number edited with the speed of something out of Mad Max: Fury Road, and only gets faster and loopier from there.
Posted Mar 3, 2016
14
2.5/4
15
2/4
Race (2016)
A dull portrait of an extraordinary man.
Posted Feb 18, 2016
16
1.5/4
17
2/4
"Hail, Caesar!" isn't the first time brothers Joel and Ethan Coen have made a dud comedy. But they've never made one that was this half-baked and lazy.
Posted Feb 4, 2016
18
3.5/4
45 Years (2015)
Sometimes, just when you think you have things figured out, life throws a curve ball.
Posted Jan 21, 2016
19
3/4
Anomalisa (2015)
The prevailing mood in Anomalisa is a surreal otherness, the result of the intricate stop-motion animation, which is beautiful but not so polished to pass for Pixar.
Posted Jan 14, 2016
20
3.5/4
The Revenant (2015)
Words matter little in a movie that favors seeing and feeling above all else. It's a work of pure, furious sensation.
Posted Jan 7, 2016
21
2.5/4
22
3/4
Youth (2015)
Age is more than just a number, Youth tells us. What really matters, though, is whether you're going to let that number define you.
Posted Dec 24, 2015
23
3/4
Concussion (2015)
24
3/4
The Big Short is an angry, fiery movie disguised as a comedy.
Posted Dec 24, 2015
25
2.5/4
Joy (2015)
26
3.5/4
The Hateful Eight is a movie about the worst aspects of human nature, which is why the film can't be quite described as "fun," at least in the traditional sense. But Tarantino isn't glorifying the ugliness; he's condemning it.
Posted Dec 23, 2015
27
2.5/4
For the first hour or so of The Force Awakens, director J. J. Abrams gives you everything you hoped for, and even exceeds your expectations.
Posted Dec 16, 2015
28
2/4
In the Heart of the Sea is a savage story of survival encased in Ron Howard amber - the gooey, dull coating of self-importance and respectability that typifies most of the pictures he has directed.
Posted Dec 10, 2015
29
1/4
Although the mad doctor (played by James McAvoy) gets title billing, the star this time is his faithful assistant Igor (Daniel Radcliffe), a circus sideshow freak whose hump turns out to have been a really big zit (no, seriously).
Posted Nov 24, 2015
30
4/4
Brooklyn (2015)
31
3.5/4
Creed (2015)
Creed is formulaic and predictable, but it's also joyful and wise and tinged with lament, and it lands on the sweet spot between heartfelt art and mainstream entertainment too many Hollywood studios don't even try to hit.
Posted Nov 24, 2015
32
3/4
Return to Ithaca is a bracing and surprisingly vocal expression of angst and frustration by people torn between love for their country and the harsh letdown that resulted from their loyalty.
Posted Nov 12, 2015
33
4/4
Spotlight (2015)
Spotlight doesn't wallow in the glory of old-media ethics or lament the ongoing death of newspapers, but the movie quietly celebrates the rigorous standards of journalism that are dissipating in this era of click-baiting and Twitter outrage.
Posted Nov 12, 2015
34
3/4
Grim, relentless and immensely satisfying, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2 sends out the dystopian sci-fi franchise on a feel-bad high.
Posted Nov 10, 2015
35
3/4
Suffragette (2015)
36
4/4
Carol (2015)
This is a story about the most immutable force in nature and all the delirious highs and lows it imparts. Carol argues that yes, love hurts. But man, does it feel good.
Posted Nov 5, 2015
37
2/4
Spectre (2015)
Familiarity is not without its pleasures. But Spectre is so confused and inert that Craig can't even sell the signature "Bond. James Bond" and "Shaken, not stirred" lines.
Posted Nov 4, 2015
38
3.5/4
Room (2015)
39
2/4
Truth (2015)
An apologia for the critical errors made by Mary Mapes, an award-winning producer for CBS News and 60 Minutes, and her team of investigators.
Posted Oct 29, 2015
40
3/4
Watching The Clan, you have to keep reminding yourself this absolutely insane story really happened.
Posted Oct 22, 2015
41
3/4
Victoria (2015)
Victoria is a stunt, but it's a neat stunt that shapes and informs the movie - an integral part of the story.
Posted Oct 15, 2015
42
3/4
Bridge of Spies has been described as a minor work from a major filmmaker, but the film is too personal to dismiss as a curiosity, and its overall theme blends right in with many of Spielberg's previous pictures.
Posted Oct 15, 2015
43
2.5/5
Steve Jobs (2015)
Sorkin's relentless chatter starts to weigh on you: Steve Jobs feels artificial and conceptualized when it should be building to a crescendo.
Posted Oct 14, 2015
44
3/4
The Martian (2015)
The Martian does look like it was shot on Mars, even though the film's tone is suspiciously light and cheerful for Scott, who tends to thrive on a chillier, more dour habitat. But who can bemoan this great filmmaker a crowd-pleaser?
Posted Oct 1, 2015
45
3.5/4
Sicario (2015)
This is not the first movie about the war being waged across the U.S.-Mexico border over the drug trade, but it's the first film in which the aura of constant menace and threat lingers and follows you home.
Posted Sep 30, 2015
46
3/4
The Walk (2015)
The Walk has been made with the same genial spirit a judge used when he sentenced Petit to perform a free show for children in Central Park for his crime. This is a love letter to lunacy that lets you feel what it's like to tread where only gods dare.
Posted Sep 30, 2015
47
3/4
Breathe (2015)
Breathe is also about the great intimacy between girls that is an exclusively female domain (the closest boys can achieve is a bromance, but don't even think about cuddling and stuff, bro).
Posted Sep 16, 2015
48
2/4
Black Mass (2015)
Black Mass struggles to find something new to say about organized crime and the loyalty between men. But the only thing the film manages to do is remind us we've seen all this stuff done before, and done better.
Posted Sep 16, 2015
49
2.5/4
Grandma (2015)
The movie is slight and, at 75 minutes without end credits, barely qualifies as a feature-length film. But Tomlin is a wonder, the embodiment of a woman who isn't at all melancholy or remorseful as she slides into her golden years.
Posted Sep 10, 2015
50
1/4
The Visit (2015)
Here is a movie in which old people are scary because they're senile and icky and incontinent and do baffling things. And they're, you know, so old and wrinkly.
Posted Sep 10, 2015