The Muppet Movie (1979)
"Jolson sang, Barrymore spoke, Garbo laughed, and now Kermit the Frog rides a bicycle... If you can figure out how they were able to show Kermit pedaling across the screen, then you are less a romantic than I am: I prefer to believe he did it himself."
American Sniper (2015)
Good Kill (2015)
Every Secret Thing (2015)
Lambert & Stamp (2015)
Pitch Perfect 2 (2015)
Mad Max: Fury Road (2015)
"It speaks volumes for the sheer ferocious awesome insane greatness of "Mad Max: Fury Road" that I'm not even ticked off about Tom Hardy getting stuck wearing a face mask for a good chunk of the film."
5 Flights Up (2015)
Hot Pursuit (2015)
""Hot Pursuit" features one of the worst and most forced performances of Reese Witherspoon's career, an irritating performance by Sofia Vergara(whom I love on 'Modern Family') and a seemingly endless parade of lazy and arbitrary plot twists and turns."
The D Train (2015)
Welcome to Me (2015)
"It's a tricky business playing someone who is mentally ill and perhaps should be confined for observation, especially in a dark comedy. Wiig manages to make Alice funny as hell, endearing, sad and sometimes a little frightening."
Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015)
""Avengers: Age of Ultron" is a sometimes daffy, occasionally baffling, surprisingly touching and even romantic adventure with one kinetic thrill after another. It earns a place of high ranking in the Marvel Universe."
The Age of Adaline (2015)
"This is one of those movies that have you wondering: Long before the actors signed up and the locations were chosen and the sets were built and the filming began, how did someone not say, "Um, we have a big problem with this story"?"
The Water Diviner (2015)
The Forger (2015)
"What is happening! If you check out "The Forger," you might well find yourself saying that time and again, as the entertainingly terrible performances keep piling up while the plot dares you not to chuckle at the audacity of it all."
Adult Beginners (2015)
Welcome To New York (2015)
Little Boy (2015)
Ex Machina (2015)
Clouds of Sils Maria (2015)
True Story (2015)
Desert Dancer (2015)
Marfa Girl (2015)
The Longest Ride (2015)
""The Longest Ride" treats us to a twist that's so ridiculous I think we're almost supposed to laugh. It's not quite on the "Are you KIDDING ME!?" level of awfulness as the big reveal in "Safe Haven," but it's close. It's close. "
Lo Straniero (The Stranger) (1967)
"Visconti, like Camus, realizes that the meaning of The Stranger is not to be found in the plot but in the mood. The mood is ennui, the dominant emotion of a man who hardly cares enough to tell his own story."
Furious 7 (2015)
While We're Young (2015)
The Salt of the Earth (2015)
Human Capital (2015)
White God (2015)
"Unfortunately, whatever satisfaction you may derive from seeing assorted nasty human beings get what's coming to them for betraying the trust of man's best friend is watered down by vague social and political allegory."
Woman in Gold (2015)
"Simon Curtis' "Woman in Gold" is a shamelessly sentimental fictionalization of this true story, but it's a fascinating story nonetheless, beautifully photographed and greatly elevated by a brilliant performance from the invaluable Helen Mirren."
An Honest Liar (2015)
The Gunman (2015)
"Anyone over 10 will see the plot twists a mile away. Kids will probably enjoy the goofy Boovs, the rainbows of colors and the music. Call me a traditionalist, but I still say the world was a better place before those darn Boovs invaded. "
A Girl Like Her (2015)
Get Hard (2015)
"From its juvenile double entendre title to its fascination with prison rape and homophobic humor, "Get Hard" practically announces itself as an offensive, tired and unimaginative comedy in nearly every scene."
Danny Collins (2015)
"Legendary as Al Pacino's skills are, he wouldn't be the first actor I'd cast to play a 70ish pop star who still fills mid-sized arenas some 40 years after he last charted a hit single. Yet Al Pacino sells the heck out of his performance as Danny Collins."
Seymour: An Introduction (2015)
"Coming off of his superb one-two performances for Richard Linklater in Before Midnight and Boyhood, Hawke continues to work at a creative high level. He demonstrates a rapport and openness with his subject that proves exceptionally affecting."
It Follows (2015)
"It's hard not to share Jay's mounting panic as she watches the thing in its various guises walking slowly toward her wherever she may be, invisible to everyone else and entirely intent on destroying her."