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Rating
Title/Year
Author
1
1.5
"Da Sweet Blood of Jesus" is a bold but wildly uneven, bloody mess of a film, sunk in large part by the subpar performances by nearly every major character in nearly every major role.
Posted Feb 26, 2015
2
1.0
Basically, they made a lousy, mid-2000s-era Katherine Heigl romance with a handful of explicit sex scenes spliced throughout the familiar clichés.
Posted Feb 26, 2015
3
2.0
It doesn't help that the songs, while solid, become repetitive in melody. And there's not a home run in the bunch. I walked out humming ... nothing from this movie.
Posted Feb 26, 2015
4
2.5
The DUFF (2015)
This is a well-intentioned and sometimes quite sharp high school movie that falls just short of the mark due to a few way-off-the-mark scenes and too much heavy-handed preaching.
Posted Feb 26, 2015
5
1.0
It's a dull, lazy, scattershot would-be comedy about a group of mostly unlikable characters who have all the depth of the Three Stooges in the Curly Joe era.
Posted Feb 26, 2015
6
3.5
Yes, "McFarland USA" has the obligatory coda where we found out how everything played out for the coach and the key members of that 1987 team. You should stick around for that.
Posted Feb 26, 2015
7
4.0
Focus (2015)
Smith and Robbie are terrific together. At various points along the way, he's playing her, and then she's playing him, and then we're almost positive they've let their collective guard down and they're really in love ... Or are they?
Posted Feb 26, 2015
8
3.5/4
Hogtown (2014)
9
3/4
10
4/5
The Voices (2015)
A deeply warped, darkly funny and thoroughly depraved horror comedy. Ryan Reynolds gives one of his best performances.
Posted Feb 11, 2015
11
Match (2015)
12
Song One (2015)
13
3/4
14
3.5/4
Paddington (2015)
15
3/4
16
2.5/4
17
3.5/4
Leviathan (2014)
18
2/5
Taken 3 (2015)
​I'll tell you what got "Taken." A hundred and twelve minutes of my life got "Taken."
Posted Jan 9, 2015
19
3.5/4
One of Glen Campbell's final songs was Not Gonna Miss You, dedicated to his wife. I can't imagine anyone listening to it and not being moved.
Posted Jan 7, 2015
20
2/4
21
3/4
22
3/4
Fury (2014)
Pitt is at the top of his game, playing a man who has forgotten whatever he used to be and has wholly embraced his role in this war.
Posted Jan 5, 2015
23
3.5/4
Citizenfour (2014)
24
3.5/4
Pride (2014)
25
Screenplay is tight, funny, smart and insightful, and [the] direction has just enough indie feel without becoming too self-conscious or preachy.
Posted Jan 5, 2015
26
4/4
Selma (2015)
Selma is an important history lesson that never feels like a lecture. Once school is back in session, every junior high school class in America should take a field trip to see this movie.
Posted Jan 4, 2015
27
3.5/4
Whiplash (2014)
28
3.5/4
Gone Girl (2014)
This is a nutty film, and for the most part I mean that in a good way.
Posted Jan 4, 2015
29
3.5/4
The Babadook (2014)
As someone who has developed a pretty thick Critic's Shield from years of watching standard haunted house/possessed human/mythological-creature fare, I have to say I was genuinely freaked out by some of the passages in The Badabook.
Posted Jan 3, 2015
30
4/4
Birdman (2014)
This is a strange and beautiful and unique film, one of the best movies of the year.
Posted Jan 2, 2015
31
2/4
Annie (2014)
32
4/4
33
4/4
Mr. Turner (2014)
34
3.5/4
35
3/4
36
2.5/4
37
2.5/4
38
3/4
39
2/4
Reach Me (2014)
At times "Reach Me" is undeniably intriguing, mostly because it's just so weird and disconnected. Eventually, though, it just becomes tiresome.
Posted Nov 24, 2014
40
3.5/4
This time around Stuart has a vulnerability that makes him a lot more enjoyable to watch, even if the steps he makes toward maturity and genuine love feel a bit rushed in this home stretch.
Posted Nov 20, 2014
41
0/4
42
1/4
43
3/4
Rosewater (2014)
44
2.5/4
Camp X-Ray (2014)
45
3/4
Hellaware (2014)
46
2.5/4
Horns (2014)
47
3/4
Written and directed by Alex Ross Perry, Listen Up Philip looks like the kind of movie film classes would study in the 1970s.
Posted Oct 24, 2014
48
3.5/4
St. Vincent (2014)
The adult supporting players are all excellent, but next to Murray, the key casting is Jaeden Lieberher as young Oliver. The kid is a natural in the sidekick role, never once playing it too cute or too actor-y.
Posted Oct 24, 2014
49
3.5/4
John Wick (2014)
50
2/4
Big Driver (2014)
Like some of King's other tales, it loses its way, devolving into a rape revenge fantasy whose potency is diluted by silly gimmicks like a talking GPS system with a mind of its own.
Posted Oct 20, 2014