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Rating
Title/Year
Author
1
3.5/4
This is one of the better movies about the gambling culture in recent years.
Posted Oct 1, 2015
2
3/4
99 Homes (2015)
It's still an easy recommendation, with director and co-writer Ramin Bahrani delivering a provocative, visceral, sometimes heartbreakingly relevant drama/thriller.
Posted Oct 1, 2015
3
3.5/4
The Martian (2015)
Damon is terrific. The movie lives and breathes on his performance, and he comes through in every scene.
Posted Oct 1, 2015
4
3/4
The Walk (2015)
The last 30 minutes or so are all about the walk. Dariusz Wolski's cinematography is beautiful... and Gordon-Levitt does some of his best acting when he's out on the wire and mostly silent, his face glowing from the sheer crazy joy he's feeling.
Posted Oct 1, 2015
5
1/4
6
3/4
Long after you've seen the film, you'll remember the wonderfully nuanced work of the cast, particularly Ms. Hawkins.
Posted Sep 24, 2015
7
3.5/4
The Intern (2015)
With some genuinely insightful dialogue, a number of truly funny bits of physical business, and small scenes allowing us to get know and like a half-dozen supporting players, The Intern grows on us from scene to scene, from moment to moment.
Posted Sep 24, 2015
8
2.5/4
Stonewall (2015)
9
4/4
Sicario (2015)
This is one of the best movies of the year.
Posted Sep 22, 2015
10
4/4
Edward Zwick's "Pawn Sacrifice" is an enthralling piece of mainstream entertainment that captures the essence of Fischer's mad genius, perfectly re-creates the tenor of the times AND works as a legit sports movie about the great game of chess.
Posted Sep 18, 2015
11
3/4
Everest (2015)
Filled with stunning visuals and featuring more than a half-dozen of our best actors delivering solid performances... even though at times it's difficult to distinguish one climber from the next.
Posted Sep 17, 2015
12
3/4
Black Mass (2015)
This is a good, solid, well-executed crime story. Nothing more, nothing less.
Posted Sep 17, 2015
13
1.5/4
The Visit (2015)
Alas, it's a dopey, only mildly chilling, uneasy mix of horror and dark comedy, scoring few points in either category.
Posted Sep 10, 2015
14
2/4
15
3/4
Break Point (2015)
Always nice to enjoy a little comfort-food movie in which almost nothing surprising or particularly fresh happens, but we're happy to spend time with the characters and we wish them the best as the credits roll.
Posted Sep 3, 2015
16
3.5/4
Meru (2015)
This is one of the most outstanding documentaries of the year.
Posted Sep 2, 2015
17
2/4
After all these years, iconic former golden boys Robert Redford and Nick Nolte share the big screen -- and they're stuck in a middling sitcom.
Posted Sep 2, 2015
18
2/4
The actors do their best with a hit-and-miss screenplay.
Posted Aug 27, 2015
19
3.5/4
Grandma (2015)
This is Tomlin's first leading role in a film in 27 years, and even though she is sharing the screen with multiple generations of fine actors, nearly every moment in this movie is all hers.
Posted Aug 27, 2015
20
1.5/4
The Runner (2015)
The Runner never approaches the keen insight and social satire of political films such as The Candidate, Primary Colors or Bulworth.
Posted Aug 27, 2015
21
1.5/4
Zipper (2015)
Lurid and cheesy and sometimes unintentionally funny.
Posted Aug 27, 2015
22
2/4
We Are Your Friends is one of the worst titles of the year, and the trailer was just awful. The actual product is a step up, squarely in land of Below Average.
Posted Aug 27, 2015
23
1.5/4
No Escape (2015)
No Escape is an outlandish, sometimes brutally violent, exploitative, fast-paced white-knuckler featuring your classic American everyman who suddenly develops action-hero skills when his family is placed in danger.
Posted Aug 26, 2015
24
4/4
Interstellar (2014)
This is one of the most beautiful films I have ever seen.
Posted Aug 21, 2015
25
2.5/4
Gerwig is a magnetic actress, but it feels as if she's overplaying it here. Even in Brooke's best moments, she's not all that charming or interesting.
Posted Aug 20, 2015
26
3.5/4
Equal parts film noir, relationship drama, dark comedy and mood piece, Digging for Fire is a movie made by someone who clearly loves the art of movies.
Posted Aug 20, 2015
27
1.5/4
28
3/4
I, the Jury (1982)
29
2/4
Grease 2 (1982)
30
4/4
Me and Earl and the Dying Girl has those handkerchief moments, but the laughs far outnumber the hard and sad punches. This is a movie that's grounded in reality, has just enough whimsy and soars to the stars. It's one of the best films of 2015.
Posted Aug 14, 2015
31
2/4
Occasionally Winterbottom delivers a haunting, effective moment, giving a hint of a different, more compelling film. But then it's back to the self-righteous, self-indulgent, muddled metaphors.
Posted Aug 14, 2015
32
3/4
Results (2015)
Bujalski's script is smarter and much weirder (in a good way) than the standard romantic comedy.
Posted Aug 14, 2015
33
2.5/4
Nguyen does fine work illustrating how SNL went from the ultimate outsider show to the ultimate institution, stopping along the way to touch briefly on controversies .
Posted Aug 14, 2015
34
4/4
Inside Out (2015)
Inside Out [is] a bold, gorgeous, sweet, funny, sometimes heartbreakingly sad, candy-colored adventure that deserves an Academy Award nomination for best picture.
Posted Aug 14, 2015
35
3/4
36
3.5/4
Trainwreck (2015)
Schumer's performance is a tour de force of razor-sharp comedic timing.
Posted Aug 14, 2015
37
1/4
It's an unmitigated disaster, not even worth a spin as a curiosity piece.
Posted Aug 14, 2015
38
2/4
Ant-Man (2015)
[Ants are] pests, and that's just a weird place to start for a superhero, especially if he never strays too far from his origins.
Posted Aug 14, 2015
39
1/4
Strangerland (2015)
Strangerland runs out of gas, leaving us with a couple of final "Forget You" (shall we say) moments. Thanks. Thanks for nothing.
Posted Aug 14, 2015
40
2/4
The deeper we go into Dana Nachman's unquestioning, feature-length cheerleading film, the more uncomfortable I felt about the reaction of one person to that magical and overwhelming day. Miles.
Posted Aug 14, 2015
41
3/4
The Gallows (2015)
In a quick 80 minutes, we get the back story, we meet the four core characters (all of the young actors do fine work), get the wits scared out of us about a half-dozen times and wind up with a VERY creepy ending.
Posted Aug 14, 2015
42
2/4
Lila & Eve (2015)
Davis (who was an executive producer on the film) gives a strong performance, as if she were acting in one of those many prestige projects lighting up her resume. It's a noble try, but this dreck is beyond saving.
Posted Aug 14, 2015
43
3/4
Ardor (2015)
By the time we reached the climactic and fantastically over-the-top showdown, I realized that while the characters were indeed trying to corner the market on smoldering glances, faux-Shakespearean proclamations and in-your-face symbolism.
Posted Aug 14, 2015
44
3.5/4
After a late wobble or two, Irrational Man packs a final, farcical punch that feels just right.
Posted Aug 14, 2015
45
2/4
Pixels (2015)
Pixels is devoid of cynicism and it has a cheerfully cheesy vibe, and it's the kind of movie you'll forget about a week after seeing it.
Posted Aug 14, 2015
46
3.5/4
Paper Towns (2015)
Paper Towns is particularly good at pinpointing that certain point in teenage male friendships where the guys are getting older, but they still sometimes resort to silly voices and goofy humor when the girls aren't around.
Posted Aug 14, 2015
47
3.5/4
The Stanford Prison Experiment is the kind of movie that raises as many questions as it answers. It's also the kind of film where you want to budget some time for discussion afterward. You won't be able to shake this one off easily.
Posted Aug 14, 2015
48
4/4
The End of the Tour is so effective because it's far too smart to engage in ominous foreshadowing.
Posted Aug 14, 2015
49
2/4
The documentary is so relentlessly upbeat and told with such cheerleading verve, the style and tone detract from the undeniably interesting material.
Posted Aug 14, 2015
50
2.5/4
Dark Places (2015)