Wall Street Journal
The Interview (2014)
Mr. Turner (2014)
In Bruges (2008)
Lake Placid (1999)
The Blair Witch Project (1999)
"The scariest shots, from someone's little Hi-8 camcorder, document the students losing their bearings, giving way to panic and finally falling victim, though off screen, to some ineffably, unphotographably evil presence."
Eyes Wide Shut (1999)
"Eyes Wide Shut feels overblown, unresolved; in a better world it would not be the last work of an illustrious career. But this world is good enough to have given us all of Stanley Kubrick's films, and for that film lovers must give thanks."
Zero Motivation (2014)
"Here's a nice surprise, a zestful, slightly autobiographical debut feature from Israel, written and directed by a woman, Talya Lavie, that takes satirical aim at the passions, frustrations and sexual politics of women in the army."
Inherent Vice (2015)
"Since most of Paul Thomas Anderson's Inherent Vice was meant to be impenetrable, the best approach, as you watch it drift by, is to savor the dreamy images and druggy jokes and forget about penetrating the plot."
Exodus: Gods and Kings (2014)
Top Five (2014)
"Mr. Rock has made a pyrotechnic pinwheel of a personal comedy, and he's had the wisdom to share it with a strong co-star. While he sends sparks flying every which way, Rosario Dawson keeps the story grounded in calm intelligence and classic romance."
The Imitation Game (2014)
"It's a marvelous story about science and humanity, plus a great performance by Benedict Cumberbatch, plus first-rate filmmaking and cinematography, minus a script that muddles its source material to the point of betraying it."
The Babadook (2014)
Penguins Of Madagascar (2014)
National Gallery (2014)
"Just when you think you've seen it all-I never really think so, but sometimes it can feel that way-along comes something completely new, or at least something so intriguingly bizarre as to seem completely new."
The Homesman (2014)
Why Don't You Play in Hell? (2014)
National Gallery (2014)
"Like many of the 39 documentaries Frederick Wiseman has made since his controversial debut with Titicut Follies in 1967, this film is a leisurely if disciplined exploration of an institution, patient in its observances and curious about every detail."
The Last Patrol (2014)
"In an era when documentaries about soldiers tend to focus on their injuries or mental illness, The Last Patrol opens wide a different vista that is moving and beautiful -- and abundantly life affirming."
The Theory of Everything (2014)
"What in the world is Mr. Radcliffe doing to himself in his post-Harry Potter movie career? Movies are supposed to be entertaining, and directors are supposed to protect their actors, not expose them to derision. "
Before I Go to Sleep (2014)
Listen Up Philip (2014)
Force Majeure (2014)
White Bird in a Blizzard (2014)
Camp X-Ray (2014)
Kill the Messenger (2014)
St. Vincent (2014)
"Naturally, Mr. Murray is a joy to watch. And he has brought so much joy to so many grumpy people he deserves whatever accolades he can accrue, even for a career-assessment comedy like "St. Vincent.""
Men, Women & Children (2014)
Keep On Keepin' On (2014)
The Good Lie (2014)
Gone Girl (2014)
The Two Faces of January (2014)
"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 ..."
The Equalizer (2014)
A Walk Among the Tombstones (2014)