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Rating Title/Year Author
3.5/5 Face (2002) Charles Martin It is an emotional and rewarding film for anyone who's ever struggled to find their place in their family and the world. EDIT
Posted Oct 19, 2018
3/5 Applause (2009) Sara Maria Vizcarrondo Applause has moments of flourish and moments that reach towards something as pared down as Thea's play, but it ultimately can't match the candor Steen brings to the screen. Really, little can. EDIT
Posted Apr 7, 2016
4/5 Dust (2007) Cathleen Roundtree An engagingly philosophic approach to a mundane topic. EDIT
Posted Apr 6, 2016
5/5 The Comedy (2012) David Ehrlich An essential portrait of a generation of people laughing so hard that they've forgotten the joke is on them. EDIT
Posted Apr 1, 2013
1/5 The Tall Man (2011) Nick Schager Quote not available. EDIT
Posted Jan 22, 2013
3/5 The Impossible (2012) Mark Keizer The key selling point is Bayona's ten-minute reenactment of the tidal wave and its carnage, which is brutal, visceral and without peer. EDIT
Posted Dec 13, 2012
2.5/5 On the Road (2012) David Ehrlich On the Road just can't keep the beat EDIT
Posted Dec 13, 2012
5/5 Django Unchained (2012) James Rocchi Django isn't just a movie only America could make -- it's also a movie only America needs to EDIT
Posted Dec 12, 2012
3.5/5 Les Misérables (2012) Mark Keizer For fans, this is exactly how the story of Jean Valjean's transformation from thief to saint should be delivered: smothered in bombast EDIT
Posted Dec 6, 2012
2/5 The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (2012) James Rocchi Tolkien could invent names and languages, but he couldn't create a plot at gunpoint. EDIT
Posted Dec 3, 2012
1.5/5 This Is 40 (2012) Amy Nicholson Apatow gives us a couple who know less about each other than I do about my middle school friends on Facebook EDIT
Posted Dec 3, 2012
3/5 Hyde Park on Hudson (2012) Pete Hammond Bill Murray winningly portrays Roosevelt with sly understatement and assured authority EDIT
Posted Dec 3, 2012
3.5/5 Universal Soldier: Day of Reckoning (2012) David Ehrlich A throwback to a time when gratuitous nudity was the only kind of nudity, and when being a man meant dismembering another man EDIT
Posted Nov 26, 2012
4.5/5 Zero Dark Thirty (2012) James Rocchi A masterwork from a master filmmaker EDIT
Posted Nov 26, 2012
.5/5 Red Dawn (2012) David Ehrlich Heaven's Gate for the Hunger Games generation EDIT
Posted Nov 21, 2012
4.5/5 Rust and Bone (2012) James Rocchi A must-see drama that will reward moviegoers who are both smart enough to seek it out and grown-up enough to take it EDIT
Posted Nov 21, 2012
4/5 Rise of the Guardians (2012) James Rocchi Rise of the Guardians isn't the year's best animated film -- that honor is still held by Wreck-It Ralph -- but it is, more impressively, the year's best animated film for kids EDIT
Posted Nov 20, 2012
4/5 Hitchcock (2012) Pete Hammond The sensational Helen Mirren sounds the war cry for all those unappreciated "plus ones" EDIT
Posted Nov 16, 2012
2.5/5 Silver Linings Playbook (2012) Mark Keizer Most of the way, the film's deficiencies are survivable if only for Jennifer Lawrence and some fleeting moments of emotional clarity and bracing conflict. EDIT
Posted Nov 14, 2012
4/5 The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2 (2012) Amy Nicholson Every frame of silent, lip-biting, pent-up tension in the series has been holding its breath for this -- a 600-minute soap opera suddenly exploding into a Grindhouse slasher. EDIT
Posted Nov 13, 2012
4.5/5 Anna Karenina (2012) David Ehrlich A bold and borderline insane adaptation that anoints Joe Wright as a modern filmmaker who reveres the old guard EDIT
Posted Nov 12, 2012
4/5 Lincoln (2012) Pete Hammond A fascinating, savvy look at the inner-workings of the political process and how things in the White House get - or don't get - done EDIT
Posted Nov 3, 2012
3.5/5 The Man With the Iron Fists (2012) James Rocchi A combo-platter mixing classic martial-arts cinema in all of its glorious excess with the beats and breaks and attitude of hip-hop EDIT
Posted Nov 1, 2012
4.5/5 Wreck-It Ralph (2012) Pete Hammond Consider it a force in the Best Animated Film Oscar race EDIT
Posted Oct 31, 2012
.5/5 Silent Hill: Revelation (2012) David Ehrlich "Do not go to Silent Hill!" That's one of the first lines of dialogue, but by that point you've probably already realized the magnitude of your mistake. EDIT
Posted Oct 26, 2012
2/5 Fun Size (2012) Amy Nicholson Boobs. Boobs. Boobs. Boobs. Boobs. If your tween can handle that, they can handle Nickelodeon's naughtiest kids' movie EDIT
Posted Oct 25, 2012
2/5 Chasing Mavericks (2012) Paul Clinton (Boxoffice) A saccharine tsunami EDIT
Posted Oct 25, 2012
3.5/5 Killing Them Softly (2012) Mark Keizer A compellingly languorous genre picture that doesn't indict the American system so much as call it out for what it is EDIT
Posted Oct 23, 2012
3/5 Skyfall (2012) James Rocchi Squint at Skyfall and you'll swear you're watching Bruce Wayne EDIT
Posted Oct 23, 2012
3/5 Alex Cross (2012) Pete Hammond Madea this ain't. EDIT
Posted Oct 17, 2012
3/5 Paranormal Activity 4 (2012) James Rocchi Adds plenty of in-jokes that also work as legitimate scares. EDIT
Posted Oct 17, 2012
3/5 Cloud Atlas (2012) Mark Keizer Rapturously grand in scope and ambition, if not emotional effect. EDIT
Posted Oct 15, 2012
2.5/5 Flight (2012) Vadim Rizov Flight's true downward spiral is its own loss of momentum. EDIT
Posted Oct 15, 2012
3/5 Here Comes the Boom (2012) Amy Nicholson 'Rocky' for fifth graders, with enough pro-school propaganda to make parents think it's worth the price of popcorn EDIT
Posted Oct 11, 2012
1/5 Sinister (2012) James Rocchi It turns found footage into a lost opportunity EDIT
Posted Oct 9, 2012
3/5 Seven Psychopaths (2012) David Ehrlich A gangster bromance that plays out like Tarantino riffing on 'Adaptation' EDIT
Posted Oct 8, 2012
3.5/5 The Paperboy (2012) Amy Nicholson Daniels is a nutcase and almost definitely a perv. But he's gifted at getting actors to drop their guards and commit to nonsense. EDIT
Posted Oct 3, 2012
2.5/5 Taken 2 (2012) Amy Nicholson See Neeson kill -- kill, Neeson kill! EDIT
Posted Oct 3, 2012
3.5/5 Smashed (2012) Mark Keizer Winstead makes choices that are unglamorous and subtle. She never asks for our sympathy, so we give it to her willfully. EDIT
Posted Oct 1, 2012
4.5/5 Frankenweenie (2012) Pete Hammond This magnificent stop-motion cartoon is alive -- "it's alive! -- with laughs and heart EDIT
Posted Oct 1, 2012
3/5 Life of Pi (2012) Vadim Rizov Technically adept, mildly engaging and thematically pedantic EDIT
Posted Oct 1, 2012
3/5 Won't Back Down (2012) Amy Nicholson It's rousing -- if not thrilling -- stuff, a multivitamin for a multiplex crowd. EDIT
Posted Sep 26, 2012
4.5/5 Pitch Perfect (2012) Amy Nicholson Pitch Perfect proves no one is too cool for the perfect pop song. EDIT
Posted Sep 25, 2012
2.5/5 Hotel Transylvania (2012) Vadim Rizov Sandler makes cinema history with the fresh character of a sponge who glowers with pleasure as it soaks up urine EDIT
Posted Sep 25, 2012
2.5/5 House at the End of the Street (2012) Pete Hammond This PG-13 scare-fest is more psychological terror than blood and guts, and should satisfy-not repulse-young genre fans. EDIT
Posted Sep 21, 2012
4/5 Trouble With the Curve (2012) Pete Hammond Clint Eastwood and a superb cast hit it out of the park in Trouble With The Curve, a great entertainment filled with heart, humor, family drama and fantastic acting. EDIT
Posted Sep 16, 2012
4/5 The Perks of Being a Wallflower (2012) Pete Hammond This beautifully written, directed and acted gem belongs with the handful of classics in the high school genre EDIT
Posted Sep 15, 2012
3/5 Dredd (2012) Kate Erbland This could hopefully be the start of a fun and worthwhile new franchise. EDIT
Posted Sep 15, 2012
4/5 End of Watch (2012) Pete Hammond Unforgettable pair Jake Gyllenhaal and Michael Peña give Oscar-caliber performances EDIT
Posted Sep 15, 2012
3/5 Resident Evil: Retribution (2012) David Ehrlich Resident Evil movies don't tell stories so much as they provide variations on a theme, and that theme is: a pubescent boy's wet dream recast as an antiseptic dub-step nightmare EDIT
Posted Sep 14, 2012