Life Itself (2014)
"To say that Age of Extinction is the best installment in the money-minting Transformers franchise is like saying the best episode of The Love Boat was the one that had Charo in it: The praise is so faint, it's close to meaningless."
The Rover (2014)
Think Like a Man Too (2014)
"Freed from its ties to the source material - the first film was inspired by a Steve Harvey self-help book - Think Like a Man Too borrows liberally but in a definite PG-13 fashion from The Hangover, hitting on every required Vegas touchstone."
Jersey Boys (2014)
Palo Alto (2014)
Witching and Bitching (2014)
The Signal (2014)
22 Jump Street (2014)
"There's something going on at the edges of the frame in practically every scene of 22 Jump Street, a testament to the care and attention to detail directors Lord and Miller bring to this potentially silly material."
How to Train Your Dragon 2 (2014)
The Dance of Reality (2014)
Night Moves (2014)
The Fault In Our Stars (2014)
"There are enough laughs scattered throughout A Million Ways to Die in the West that while you're watching it, the movie seems like a passable comedy. By the time you get home, though, you can barely remember the jokes. "
The Immigrant (2014)
The Love Punch (2014)
X-Men: Days of Future Past (2014)
God's Pocket (2014)
"Jon Favreau's charming comedy about a chef trying to carve out a living accomplishes exactly what it needs to: It makes your stomach growl, your mouth water and your brain vow to track down the nearest medianoche."
Million Dollar Arm (2014)
Only Lovers Left Alive (2014)
Devil's Knot (2014)
"Neighbors is rude, brazen and merrily offensive, and the movie mines the homoerotic undertones of fraternities to fine (if lowbrow) comic effect. But Efron, of all people, gives the film a curious edge."
The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (2014)
The Other Woman (2014)
"Goofy, ridiculous, with more gross-out humor than is strictly necessary but still funny. It falls into the category of Girlfriend Films - as in, go with your girlfriends and leave your date/partner/spouse at home with the PlayStation or the NBA playoffs."
Jodorowsky's Dune (2014)
Hateship Loveship (2014)
"Short fiction can be a marvelous blueprint for film and revisiting Nobel Prize-winner Munro's story in this era of "catfishing" makes a lot of sense: People are no less desperate for connection than they ever have been."
Who Is Dayani Cristal? (2014)
Dom Hemingway (2014)
"Dom Hemingway is often viciously funny, and every time you think the movie has run out of steam, Shepard spins things in a new direction, keeping the energy from flagging (including one of the most startling car crashes I've ever seen in a film)."
"Cage surprises you with his portrayal of a man who doesn't care whether the world likes him but discovers he's capable of taking an interest in someone who desperately needs help but can't bring himself to ask."
The Raid 2 (2014)
Nymphomaniac: Volume II (2014)
"A last-minute twist (and an intentionally limp finale) implies von Trier intended the whole 4 1/2-hour series as a kind of high-minded goof, and so should you - provided you can keep from looking away during the tougher scenes."
Rob the Mob (2014)
"One of the pleasures of Rob the Mob, director Raymond De Felitta's serio-comic crime drama, is watching Pitt and Arianda as the rambunctious, lovestruck pair who can't believe the scam they've stumbled upon."
"The point to take home is the message the movie leaves you with, which works regardless of your faith (or lack thereof). Humans are inherently flawed. How we deal with those defects is what truly matters."
Nymphomaniac: Volume I (2014)
The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014)
7 Boxes (2014)