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Rating
Title/Year
Author
1
3.5/4
The Raid 2 (2014)
Every time you think The Raid 2 can't possibly top itself, writer-director Gareth Evans goes "Oh, yeah? Watch THIS."
Posted Apr 10, 2014
2
2.5/4
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.
Posted Apr 3, 2014
3
3/4
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.
Posted Apr 3, 2014
4
3/4
Noah (2014)
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.
Posted Mar 27, 2014
5
3/4
Think of Nymphomaniac Vol. 1 as the first half of a longer tale which, if von Trier has taught us anything, will grow infinitely darker and more harrowing.
Posted Mar 22, 2014
6
3.5/4
The movie is a flume ride through the imagination of one of the most creative minds making movies today, and the pleasure curls your toes. Also, be ready to crave some macaroons.
Posted Mar 22, 2014
7
3/4
Omar (2014)
Like most movies about the Middle East conflict, Omar is ultimately about the futility of violence and how it feeds on itself.
Posted Feb 20, 2014
8
2/4
Pompeii (2014)
Pompeii is half sword-and-sandal epic, half disaster movie and all guilty pleasure.
Posted Feb 20, 2014
9
3/4
7 Boxes (2014)
A fun, relentless thriller set in the mean streets of Paraguay.
Posted Feb 14, 2014
10
3/4
This lake is a sexual refuge, about to be stained by sin and blood.
Posted Feb 7, 2014
11
2/4
In The Monuments Men, director George Clooney takes a wild, stranger-than-fiction true story and turns it into a dull, prestigious slog.
Posted Feb 7, 2014
12
3/4
A manic and surprising comedy inspired by toys that has more imagination and creativity than all the Transformers pictures combined.
Posted Feb 7, 2014
13
2/4
Labor Day (2014)
14
3/4
Gloria (2014)
The movie lets you make up your own mind about this vivacious woman, who is doing her best not to surrender to her inner loneliness.
Posted Jan 31, 2014
15
2/4
16
2/4
There's little to the movie other than shocks and gross-outs.
Posted Jan 24, 2014
17
3.5/4
The Past is about people who wish they could erase what came before and just live in the now, but life doesn't let anyone off the hook that easily.
Posted Jan 24, 2014
18
1/4
A superficial take on a fascinating cultural hypocrisy, doused in sudsy melodrama and wobbly acting.
Posted Jan 23, 2014
19
3/4
20
2/4
Ride Along (2014)
21
2.5/4
22
3/4
23
4/4
Her (2013)
Her shares a lot of themes with Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, another story about the difficulty of moving on from relationships that once seemed destined to last forever.
Posted Jan 10, 2014
24
3.5/4
No (2013)
Gripping and suspenseful even though the ending is already known.
Posted Jan 1, 2014
25
2.5/4
There's so much crammed into this 139-minute movie that it often leaps from one event to the next too swiftly to make much of an emotional impact.
Posted Dec 24, 2013
26
3/4
The Secret Life of Walter Mitty is filled with small, memorable moments that coalesce into a sweet, if predictable, parable about embracing life.
Posted Dec 24, 2013
27
4/4
The Wolf of Wall Street isn't a celebration of bad behavior: It's a condemnation.
Posted Dec 24, 2013
28
4/4
Inside Llewyn Davis is one of the Coens' smallest movies - this one doesn't have the broad appeal of True Grit or No Country For Old Men - but like Llewyn's music, it comes from the heart and is deeply felt. It is also one of their best.
Posted Dec 19, 2013
29
1/4
Fans have been clamoring for a sequel to Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy for so long, Will Ferrell (and financier Paramount Pictures) finally decided to give the people what they wanted. The moral of the story? Be careful what you wish for.
Posted Dec 19, 2013
30
2/4
Most people will come away from Saving Mr. Banks feeling like they just sat through a feature-length ad for the magic of Walt Disney, with P.L. Travers' life tacked on as an afterthought.
Posted Dec 19, 2013
31
3.5/4
To borrow a phrase the film's con artists are prone to saying, American Hustle works from the feet up, and the fun is intoxicating.
Posted Dec 19, 2013
32
3/4
For a good while, writer-director John Sayles tricks you into thinking Go for Sisters is a crime thriller. But the movie turns out to be something different.
Posted Dec 12, 2013
33
2/4
A bloated, dawdling and distended adventure that throws in so many extraneous characters and subplots, the eponymous hero - Bilbo Baggins - is edged off the screen for large chunks of time.
Posted Dec 12, 2013
34
3/4
Out of the Furnace is a boozy, searing portrait of disenfranchised people trying - and not always succeeding - to eke out an existence. But the movie celebrates their struggle and makes you share their scalding pain, like molten steel on bare flesh.
Posted Dec 5, 2013
35
3/4
The Broken Circle Breakdown manages to pull off a small miracle, using joyous music and tenderness to tell a tragic story that moves you but doesn't depress you
Posted Dec 5, 2013
36
There are many words that can be used in connection with An Unreal Dream: The Michael Morton Story - infuriating, sickening, dismally depressing - but "pleasurable" is hard to apply to a documentary that recounts such a grotesque miscarriage of justice.
Posted Dec 5, 2013
37
3/4
Philomena (2013)
38
3.5/4
Nebraska (2013)
Payne remains a deeply humanist filmmaker: He loves people no matter their flaws, and he once again conveys that sympathy through a beautiful, haunting film that initially feels slight but grows large in your memory.
Posted Nov 26, 2013
39
1.5/4
Homefront (2013)
Franco, who brought so much dynamic weirdness to the role of Alien in Spring Breakers, looks as engaged here as he did while hosting the Oscars.
Posted Nov 26, 2013
40
3.5/4
Frozen (2013)
Has the ring of classic Disney seamlessly combined with a modern-day sensibility.
Posted Nov 26, 2013
41
2.5/4
Oldboy (2013)
So much of Oldboy works so well that it's a huge disappointment when the movie loses its nerve in the climax, opting for a radically different and less subversive ending than the original.
Posted Nov 26, 2013
42
3.5/4
Narco Cultura shows in fascinating detail how these merciless killers who have taken over the city have become Robin Hood-style folk heroes.
Posted Nov 21, 2013
43
3/4
Catching Fire is a work of thoughtful, emotionally engaging sci-fi - everything that its predecessor The Hunger Games was not.
Posted Nov 20, 2013
44
3/4
A straight-up portrait of a man who figured out a way to cling to life longer than anyone expected and, in the process, learned to let the world in.
Posted Nov 14, 2013
45
2/4
Sunlight Jr. (2013)
Sunlight Jr. is what is often described as a slice-of-life drama, but this one is more of a tiny sliver, and it doesn't leave you with much to chew on.
Posted Nov 14, 2013
46
3/4
47
3/4
Forget the controversy and see Blue is the Warmest Color for what it truly is: a warm and compassionate ode to the vagaries of the heart.
Posted Nov 7, 2013
48
2/4
All Is Lost (2013)
All is Lost is a testament to a great actor, an experimental piece of cinema and a bit of a bore.
Posted Nov 7, 2013
49
3/4
Unlike most pictures about people living on the fringe, The Motel Life is never drab or depressing.
Posted Nov 7, 2013
50
2/4
At a time when Marvel Studios should be building on their success and embarking on more ambitious narratives, Thor: The Dark Side takes three steps back.
Posted Nov 7, 2013