Journal and Courier (Lafayette, IN)
Searching for Sugar Man (2012)
Trouble with the Curve (2012)
Neil Young Journeys (2012)
"The director is putting Young in the audience's lap, allowing the viewer to examine all the creases and crevices of his grizzled face as well as capturing the emotion the singer pours into his songs."
The Words (2012)
Celeste and Jesse Forever (2012)
"(Rashida) Jones and (Andy) Samberg give personable performances. Jones has more screen time in which to display her acting range. And she is not afraid to show her character's flaws; at times you don't like her attitude or behavior."
Farewell, My Queen (2012)
"At 99 minutes, "Farewell My Queen" provides a glimpse into the early stages of the French Revolution, told from the perspective of those who mostly lost their heads because they were too blind to see beyond their own wants and needs."
The Bourne Legacy (2012)
""The Bourne Legacy" is ... the cinematic equivalent of an NFL Pro Bowl - exciting, but after a while all the offense becomes a tad tiresome and repetitious. There is something to be said for defense."
The Dark Knight Rises (2012)
"It is a fitting climax to a dazzling trilogy that goes way beyond the comic book sensibilities of its character, creating a larger-than-life, flawed and complex hero who ... continues to battle to save a city and its soul."
The Amazing Spider-Man (2012)
"This Lincoln, as portrayed by Benjamin Walker, is as stiff as the sculpture honoring him at his memorial in Washington, D.C. Walker fails to instill any vitality or zest into his Lincoln. His Abe is one dimensional and humorless."
Rock of Ages (2012)
Darling Companion (2012)
Snow White and the Huntsman (2012)
The Dictator (2012)
Marvel's The Avengers (2012)
"Creating a script that not only lives up to the hype, but fulfills and even exceeds the expectations of fans is no easy task, but Whedon and co-writer Zak Penn have done so - and in a manner that does not give short shrift to any of the major characters."
La délicatesse (Delicacy) (2012)
The Raven (2012)
The Three Stooges (2012)
"('The Three Stooges") is a memory piece for ... adults who yearn for those days when they rushed home from school, turned on the television and heard the strains of "Three Blind Mice" that was the invitation to 15 minutes of disorderly chaos. ..."
The Raid: Redemption (2012)
"Director Gareth Huw Evans uses the confined halls and apartments to create some staggering acrobatics and choreographed mayhem that will have you applauding the stamina and talent of his giant team of stunt fighters."
American Reunion (2012)
In Darkness (2012)
The Hunger Games (2012)
"In his directorial debut, (Ralph) Fiennes is quite sharp, shooting the battle scenes as if the cinematographers were embedded with his troops and using television broadcasts as a way to advance the story."
John Carter (2012)
""John Carter's" biggest miscalculation is the casting of Taylor Kitsch as Carter. He is too soft and wooden. He lacks the gravitas needed to be an inspirational leader, no matter how high or far he can jump in Barsoom's lesser gravity."
A Separation (2011)
"The movie opens the door on a foreign culture, yet the people do not seem that dissimilar. .... They deal with some of the same struggles ... -- generational and class conflicts, ideological differences, and connecting and communicating emotionally."
Act of Valor (2012)
Safe House (2012)
The Descendants (2011)
A Dangerous Method (2011)
Man on a Ledge (2012)
"First-time writer-director Dee Rees has created a touching and commanding story about one young woman's hazardous journey through the trials and tribulations of adolescence, blooming sexuality and familial strife."
""Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close" is grim, but also uplifting as it defines how finally coming to grips with the inexplicable can be cathartic and how, though the person is gone, the memories always live on."
The Iron Lady (2012)
Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (2011)
"No fancy gadgets, no big fights or gun battles are necessary. Instead, you witness whispered conversations, feelings of anxiety and paranoia and a cold, dreary, rainy world in which it is nearly impossible to discern whom to trust."
The Artist (2011)
The Adventures of Tintin (2011)
War Horse (2011)