Small on scale, this terse thriller plays us like a finely tuned, well, you know...
There is a logic to resurrecting this franchise in the videogame era
and while this reboot isn’t as much inventive fun as its original,
this not -bad take does serve its purpose...
Had this historical drama really relied on the strength of its convictions,
George Clooney’s good old fashioned movie might have flowed better...
Promising pedigree aside, this nonsensical romance’s a laborious entertainment...
Peter Berg’s harrowing combat film may not be the most fun or the
pleasant release of 2013: it may be one of the most profound...
This by-the-numbers movie lets boys be boys.
Women, however, better watch their step...
August Osage County
Having seen what Tracy Letts wrenching family drama wrought on stage,
winning not just the Tony, but Pulitzer Prize, I may have found this star-studded
film kind of fun, but also a very pretty shell of its former self...
Wolf of Wall Street
It starts with a dwarf toss. Martin Scorsese’s colossal Wall Street gone wild is,
like its subject, big, unruly and, maybe, a bit too alluring for its own good...
Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues
This movie is nuts. I just wish it had to courage to really go with it...
Spike Jonze’s glorious 21st Century love story not only swept
me off my feet, but also shot an arrow deep into my heart...
Just because David O. Russell’s take on ABSCAM isn’t
what I’d hoped it would be doesn’t mean it isn’t still a damn
entertaining movie. In fact, I had a blast watching it...
Saving Mr. Banks
Even if this occasionally clunky “making of” picture does soften a
lot of ragged edges, the trademark Disney charm’s gonna getcha...
Inside Llewyn Davis
The Coen Brothers’s ode to the early 1960’s folk
scene certainly stirs a symphony of emotions...
The tale itself is painful, it’s telling here, a delicious mix of sweet and sour...
There’s a gentle tone to Alexander Payne’s work, which makes his piercing look at
contemporary American life all the more surprising. And, perhaps, revealing...
For a movie that packs few surprises, the happiest
is that it is such sweet entertainment...
This movie is a hot mess. And it’s damn entertaining...
Blue is the Warmest Color
How can a movie this good feel so wrong?
12 Years A Slave
Steve McQueen’s fact-based film about Southern American slavery is uncompromising,
insistent, and one of the most powerful films about the subject ever made...
All is Lost
More than a dandy counterpoint to the megahit Gravity, J.C Chandor’s
thrilling adventure is also a remarkable existential ride...
Can an American hero have any greater film
tribute than to have Tom Hanks play him?
An intimate movie of vast proportions, Gravity is a spell bounding
groundbreaker that transforms the movie going experience...
Joseph Gordon-Levitt makes an auspicious filmmaking
debut with this somewhat risky romantic comedy...
Do you have to love racing to love this movie? Absolutely not. Ron Howard and screenwriter
Peter Morgan deliver a pulse pounding sports movie that thrills and illuminates...
This is one hell of a movie. And yes, you can interpret that in more than a few ways.
No matter how you look at it, there’s no question
this one delivers a strong punch to the gut...
Neill Blomkamp’s follow up to the extraordinary District 9 has a
bigger budget, bigger stars and lots more references to classic hits,
but this visionary filmmaker still isn’t dazzled by Hollywood...
Even though its best scene doesn’t happen until halfway through the
ending credits, this sequel is, at least, better than its predecessor...
Woody Allen’s elegant skewering of a Madoff-ish wife is so precise,
so exquisitely brought to sizzling life by Cate Blanchett, the
characters, cities and world around her suffer in comparison.
Could it be director James Wan was just a little too reverential?
Because just when we couldn’t need a chill down the spine more,
this carefully made horror story delivers way too late in the game...
The fact that Ryan Coogler’s film about Oscar is being released
just as the nation is gripped by the Zimmerman trial makes this
already stunning picture all the more pungent...
White House Down
Director Roland Emmerich throws everything he can into this
popcorn blow ‘em up: yes, there is even a kitchen sink...
Well, it’s no ‘Bridesmaids’. But, mostly thanks to the game and
magically paired Sandra Bullock and Melissa McCarthy,
a predictable script delivers some real good laughs...
Man of Steel
A Superman for the 21st Century, this sweeping epic soars, bursting with
ambition, a keen sense of drama and some knockout special effects...
A perfectly amiable comedy, this internship actually
pays more benefits than we might expect...
Much Ado About Nothing
If you don’t find yourself happily swept up by this slim yet immensely charming
adaptation, maybe you’re not the movie fanatic you thought you were...
Opening in Wide Release
300: Rise of an Empire
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Face of Love
A Farewell to Fools
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Son of God
3 Days to Kill
About Last Night
The Lego Movie
That Awkward Moment
Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit
The Nut Job
Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones
The Secret Life of Walter Mitty
Justin Bieber's Believe
Walking With Dinosaurs 3D
The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug
Tyler Perry's A Madea Christmas
Out of the Furnace
The Hunger Games: Catching Fire
The Best Man Holiday
Thor: The Dark World
Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa
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