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Rating
Title/Year
Author
1
So depressing and pretentious that you may wonder how it got that way.
Posted Oct 2, 2014
2
Quietly stirring ...
Posted Oct 2, 2014
3
Pride (2014)
Endearing...
Posted Oct 2, 2014
4
The Good Lie (2014)
5
Gone Girl (2014)
6
All the pieces would seem to be in place for an effective film, but the direction is zestless, the pace is more often laggardly than leisurely, and the lead performances are surprisingly lifeless ...
Posted Sep 25, 2014
7
The whole movie turns into a slaughterhouse. The question isn't who wants it-box office action is assured-but who needs it?
Posted Sep 25, 2014
8
A not-very-interesting revenge tale that takes a not-at-all-welcome turn into grisly, ugly horror.
Posted Sep 18, 2014
9
10
Tracks (2014)
11
12
At one point late in the turgid tale I found myself wondering what this movie would amount to if its heroine's parents hadn't named her after the Beatles song.
Posted Sep 11, 2014
13
The Drop (2014)
14
15
Coldwater (2014)
16
17
Starred Up (2014)
18
19
The Notebook (2014)
20
21
"The Trip to Italy" may not quite measure up to "The Godfather, Part II," the platinum standard for movie sequels, but it's very funny, and slightly serious, all the same.
Posted Aug 21, 2014
22
If I Stay (2014)
What works for readers, left free to produce their own versions of fantasy devices, can be gigglesome for audiences confronted with a film's prefab literalism.
Posted Aug 21, 2014
23
24
O, joy, a horror flick that's smart and funny, as well as cringeworthy for all the right reasons. And up to speed on the mortgage crisis too.
Posted Aug 19, 2014
25
The Giver (2014)
For much of the movie, viewers will be asking themselves where the conflict is. And, by extension, the drama.
Posted Aug 18, 2014
26
Dinosaur 13 (2014)
In his eagerness to create a David-and-Goliath story, and with his distractingly pro-BHI bias, Mr. Miller fails to ask a lot of questions.
Posted Aug 18, 2014
27
Frank (2014)
"Frank" is a genuine original in a summer sea of sameness, and a darkly comedic manifesto against the cultural status quo.
Posted Aug 18, 2014
28
What If (2014)
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30
31
32
Calvary (2014)
It's a film of modest means and great ambition, a darkly comic drama concerned with nothing less than the place of faith, and an embattled Church, in modern life.
Posted Jul 31, 2014
33
34
Get On Up (2014)
35
Marci X (2003)
36
The Ring (2002)
37
38
39
Lucy (2014)
40
41
Getaway (2013)
It's all you can do not to laugh. Oh, go ahead. But be forewarned that there are many miles to go before we get to the end and it will feel like an eternity before any of it makes sense.
Posted Jul 22, 2014
42
43
I Origins (2014)
Sets up a dialectic between reason and faith and argues it insistently, with eye-rolling earnestness.
Posted Jul 17, 2014
44
45
Sex Tape (2014)
46
Land Ho! (2014)
47
Fathers' Day (1997)
48
49
Dawn of the Planet of the Apes is an extremely high-functioning sci-fi thriller about extremely high-functioning apes. Some of it may seem silly in the recounting, or in the trailer, but it doesn't feel silly in the theater.
Posted Jul 10, 2014
50
Boyhood (2014)
On rare occasions a movie seems to channel the flow of real life. "Boyhood" is one of those occasions.
Posted Jul 10, 2014