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Title Year Rating Rank Review
12 Years a Slave20131001(full review) - Worthy of your time and your tears
Boyhood20141001(full review) - The most satisfying film of 2014. Patricia Arquette is amazing.
Changeling, The (1980)19801001(full review)
Crystal Lake Memories: The Complete History of Friday the 13th20131001(full review) - Fantastic doc.
Gravity20131001(full review)
Jaws19751001(full review)
Mad Max: Fury Road20151001(full review) - A giant juggernaut of a summer blockbuster. All other summer films should bow down.
Planes, Trains And Automobiles19871001(full review) - A true all-time favorite.
Poltergeist19821001(full review) - Accept no substitutes...or remakes
Prisoners20131001(full review)
Silence of the Lambs, The19911001(full review) - Perfect
Skyfall20121001(full review)
Song of the Sea20141001(full review) - A high water mark for film in 2014 and for animated films in general...
The Martian20151001(full review) - A whiz bang crowd pleaser so rarely made nowadays.
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri20171001(full review) - A gift from Martin McDonagh to us all.
Brooklyn20159516(full review) - Sensitive tale with no villain in sight...a lovely film.
Cabin in the Woods, The20119516(full review)
Grand Budapest Hotel, The20149516(full review) - A film of numerous superlatives, The Grand Budapest Hotel is, for my money, the finest film to date from Wes Anderson
Halloween (1978)19789516(full review)
Jurassic Park19939516(full review)
Lava20149516(full review) - One of the best shorts yet from Pixar.
Terms of Endearment19839516(full review)
A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984)19849023(full review)
Amour20129023(full review)
Blade Runner 204920179023(full review) - Bold, full-bodied entertainment.
Blue Jasmine20139023(full review)
Candyman19929023(full review) - Still a sweet (and scary) Halloween treat.
Captain Phillips20139023(full review) - Not to be missed.
Carol20159023(full review) - Carol shows a beauty of a relationship damaged by societal norms, and the fight to reclaim what’s true.
Casino Royale20069023(full review)
Cloud Atlas20129023(full review)
Coco20179023(full review) - Another original winner from PIXAR, surprisingly deep with dazzling animation.
Creed20159023(full review) - A true knockout.
Dark Knight Rises, The20129023(full review)
Dunkirk20179023(full review) - A lean, mean, Nolan machine.
Everybody Wants Some20169023(full review) - Plotless though it may be, it still offers the same sharp wisdom and warm hope Linklater is so good at injecting into his films.
Exorcist, The19739023(full review) - If it’s been a while since you’ve taken it in or if you’ve somehow never seen the film you owe it to yourself to give it a look…just throw away all your cans of pea soup first.
Extremely Loud And Incredibly Close20119023(full review) - The movie is ultimately about healing and the setting adds to that impact – within a city that is mending itself, Oskar seeks answers that might just help to heal more than his broken heart.
Friday the 13th (1980)19809023(full review) - A classic for a good reason...
Godzilla20149023(full review)
GoldenEye19959023(full review)
Gone Girl20149023(full review) - Wicked good fun.
Guardians of the Galaxy20149023(full review) - If the previous Marvel superhero films equate to a stretch limo with your cool aunts and uncles, then Guardians of the Galaxy is the party bus transporting your crazy cousins.
Her20139023(full review) - In a future world perhaps years away from our own when it is hard to make a live connection with someone, Phoenix finds a love that can never be returned but finds himself thrilled and reenergized. You will thrill right along with him.
Hunger Games: Catching Fire, The20139023(full review)
Hunt, The (2013)20139023(full review) - Life experience has taught me that there are some lies we desperately want to believe and some truths too horrible to fathom and that seems to be the thread at the core of this searing drama.
Inside Out20159023(full review)
It20179023(full review) - Scare you it does and scare you it shall.
Jackie20169023(full review) - A focused portrait of the woman behind the president.
John Carter20129023(full review)
Logan20179023(full review) - If this is the end, what a way to go.
Lone Survivor20149023(full review)
Looper20129023(full review)
Nebraska20139023(full review) - Hitch your wagon to this cross-country comedy and enjoy the ride.
Oldboy (Oldeuboi - Korea)20039023(full review)
On Her Majesty's Secret Service19699023(full review)
Out of the Furnace20139023(full review) - Those who warm to smoldering dramas with a hard edge will find a reason to head into Cooper’s Furnace.
Patriots Day20169023(full review) - Lace up, check it out.
Pete's Dragon20169023(full review) - Flies in as one of the best movies of 2016.
Prometheus20129023(full review)
Raid 2: Berandal, The20149023(full review) - The Godfather Part II of Indonesian gangster films?
Robot and Frank20129023(full review)
Room20159023(full review) - An intense important one too.
Saving Mr. Banks20139023
Secret Life of Walter Mitty, The20139023
Sicario20159023(full review) - From start to finish, a solid exercise in sustained suspense.
Silver Linings Playbook20129023(full review)
Spy20159023(full review) - A hilarious bit of globe-trotting fun.
Spy Who Loved Me19779023(full review)
Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens20159023(full review) - The sequel we've been waiting for since Return of the Jedi
The Babadook20149023(full review) - Frightfully good...
The Crash Reel20129023(full review)
The Imitation Game20149023(full review) - While maybe not an edge-of-your-seat thriller, it is absolutely one that will command you to lean forward and look harder at whats underneath it all
The Omen19769023(full review) - Still effective and quite scary.
The Red Turtle20169023(full review) - A beautifully told piece that’s part fairy-tale, part parable, and unexpectedly moving
Thor: Ragnarok20179023(full review) - The rock concert fun these movies should always be. Puts the previous two films to absolute shame.
Way Way Back, The20139023(full review)
Wonder Woman20179023(full review) - A better movie than we all deserve...
Zootopia20169023(full review) - Worth multiple trips.
20 Feet from Stardom20138580(full review)
American Sniper20148580(full review) - A powerfully moving tale of service and sacrifice
Atomic Blonde20178580(full review) - Even if Atomic Blonde doesn’t necessarily turn the Cold War spy thriller on its head, it sure gives it a helluva decent set of stylish somersaults.
Avengers: Age of Ultron20158580(full review) - A buffet of riches...but consume it slowly.
Captain America: Civil War20168580(full review) - Overstuffed but mighty filling.
Captain America: The Winter Soldier20148580(full review) - Chris Evans is now giving The Hulk a run for his money in the muscle department...
Carrie (1976)19768580(full review) - Still bloody good...
Dallas Buyers Club20138580(full review) - There is no Hollywood ending to be had but a real-life ending that provides a strong impact and lasting message.
Darkest Hour20178580(full review) - DarkestHour turns out to be Oscar-ready Gary Oldman's finest.
Django Unchained20128580(full review)
End of Watch20128580(full review)
Foxcatcher20148580(full review) - True crime dramas dont get much better than this impressive examination of personal and professional obsession.
Frankenweenie20128580(full review)
Fruitvale Station20138580(full review)
Goldfinger19648580(full review)
House of Wax19538580(full review) - Might not melt your modern face, but it's a damn fine film.
Housebound20148580(full review) - Chills equally matched with laughs.
How to Train Your Dragon 220148580(full review) - Has a heart...and knows how to use it.
Jack Reacher20128580(full review)
Jurassic World20158580(full review) - After the original, the best of the bunch.
Les Miserables20128580(full review)
Life of Pi20128580(full review)
Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome19858580(full review) - Prime example of mid-80s summer blockbuster.
Midnight Special20168580(full review) - A small wonder.
Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol20118580(full review) - Best of the bunch (so far)
Monsters University20138580(full review)
Philomena20138580(full review) - This is one of those films that creeps up on you in ways you least expect it.
Spectacular Now, The20138580(full review)
Spider-Man: Homecoming20178580(full review) - Just the reenergizing kick in the pants Marvel was needing.
Star Trek (2009)20098580(full review)
Still Alice20148580(full review) - A film of grace and dignity, led by future Best Actress Oscar winner Moore.
The Fault in Our Stars20148580(full review) - Little fault to be found in this perfectly imperfect adaptation of the YA weeper.
The Hateful Eight20168580(full review) - Bloody Agatha Christie yarn...
The Homesman20148580(full review) - So very bleak...but so good.
The Taking of Deborah Logan20148580(full review) - Solid scares, one of the best the found footage genre has to offer.
World's End, The20138580(full review)
Zero Dark Thirty20128580(full review)
10 Cloverfield Lane201680117(full review) - A nice jolt of giddy old-fashioned movie-going fun.
5 Broken Cameras201280117(full review)
A League of Their Own199280117(full review)
A Most Violent Year201480117(full review) - Fans of those 70s and 80s potboiler crime dramas should take note...
Act of Killing, The201380117(full review)
Amityville II: The Possession (1982)198280117(full review) - AKA the only truly scary one of the franchise.
Amy201580117(full review) - A tough, haunting look at the rise and fall of Winehouse.
Anna Karenina201280117(full review)
Annabelle: Creation201780117(full review) - Dolly deadly dearest...and fun.
Argo201280117(full review)
Big Chill, The198380117(full review)
Big Hero 6201480117(full review) - The start of a beautiful friendship...
Breathe201780117(full review) - Absorbing drama that has strong emotional resonance.
Broken Circle Breakdown, The201280117(full review)
Cake201480117(full review) - More of a pie person, but this Cake is a filling slice.
Captain America: The First Avenger201180117(full review)
Chi-Raq201580117(full review) - A timely tale of war, violence, and peace.
Circle201580117(full review) - Let this circle be unbroken...
Cold in July201480117(full review) - The grim noir cousin to Blood Simple...
Concussion201580117(full review) - Smith's least showy role...and best performance to date.
Croods, The201380117(full review)
Dawn of the Planet of the Apes201480117(full review) - Wisely keeps those damn dirty humans at bay...
Deadpool201680117(full review) - Bloody, violent, vulgar, and go-for-broke...just the shot in the arm the sagging super-hero genre needed.
Dr. No196280117(full review)
Drew: The Man Behind the Poster201380117(full review) - A must watch for any true cinephile.
Edge of Tomorrow201480117(full review) - Cruise remakes Groundhog Day as a sci-fi thrill ride...and finds his first formidable co-star in quite some time.
Elaine Stritch: Shoot Me201380117(full review)
Enemy201380117(full review) - The enemy of Enemy is impatience...
Erin Brockovich200080117(full review)
Europa Report201380117(full review) - One you’ll want to add to your queue if you like your sci-fi without a bunch of spiny aliens gnashing theat Sigourney ir gooey teeth Weaver
Eye in the Sky201680117(full review) - A taut drama for discerning adults.
Finding Vivian Maier201480117(full review) - Fascinating doc that uncovers a mysterious life.
Flight201280117(full review)
Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter198480117(full review) - A fun would-be swan song for Jason.
Green Room201680117(full review) - A squirm inducing spectacle.
Halloween II (1981)198180117(full review)
Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, The (2013)201380117(full review) - A grand improvement of a film.
Home for the Holidays197480117(full review) - A nice scare in this made for TV movie.
Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2, The201580117(full review) - A thrilling end...but leave the kiddies at home.
Iceman, The201280117(full review) - While audiences and googly-eyed critics may be doing the (American) Hustle at your local cinema, fire up The Iceman
Inside Llewyn Davis201380117(full review) - This earns a recommendation for Isaac’s strong leading performance and a soundtrack you’ll want to get your ears on pronto.
Iron Man 3201380117(full review)
Jennifer 8199280117(full review) - Flawed but some fun frights.
John Wick201480117(full review) - Way, WAY better than it has any right to be.
Krampus201580117(full review) - Not exactly a Christmas horror-miracle, but has its fair share of fun with audiences.
Lady Bird201780117(full review) - When it flies, it soars. Metcalf and Ronan are award ready/worthy.
Last Days in Vietnam201480117(full review) - A documentary with an action move at its core.
Love & Mercy201580117(full review)
Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior198180117(full review) - What Aliens was to Alien...enriches a valuable central character.
Me and Earl and the Dying Girl201580117(full review)
Murder on the Orient Express201780117(full review)
Oblivion201380117(full review)
Only the Brave201780117(full review) -
Paddington201480117(full review) - An unexpected charmer...
Perks of Being a Wallflower, The201280117(full review)
Personal Shopper201680117(full review) - After 2014’s Clouds of Sills Maria, I’d introduce Personal Shopper as Exhibit B in my defense case in the People vs Kristen Stewart.
Pretty Woman199080117(full review)
Psycho II198380117(full review) - Entertaining without taking a crap on the original.
Rush (2013)201380117(full review)
Sixteen Candles198480117(full review)
Splash198480117(full review)
Spotlight201580117(full review) - What true journalism used to look like.
The Autopsy of Jane Doe201680117(full review) - Shouldn't be watched alone...
The Big Short201580117(full review) - McKay and co. burst some bubbles.
The Brides of Dracula196080117(full review) - A sequel that is equal...what a rare find!
The Conjuring 2201680117(full review) - Another fright delight...
The Conspiracy201280117(full review)
The Dead Zone198380117(full review)
The Dressmaker201580117(full review) - A wicked, haute couture hoot.
The Good Dinosaur201580117(full review) - A good dino indeed.
The Hunting Ground201580117(full review) - Should be required viewing for all incoming freshmen.
The Killing of a Sacred Deer201780117(full review) - Filled with arresting images and ideas that demand your attention.
The Legend of Tarzan201680117(full review) - This superhero wears a loincloth and swings away with the title of best summer blockbuster yet.
The Spiral Staircase194680117(full review) - A fine dose of chills and tingles.
The Visit201580117(full review) - Worth your time and the spike in your blood pressure.
The Woods200680117(full review)
Tucker and Dale vs Evil201080117(full review)
Unearthed & Untold: The Path to Pet Sematary201780117(full review) - A fun doc with a good behind-the-scenes look at this cult classic.
Vacation, National Lampoon's198380117(full review) - The original and still the best.
Virunga201480117(full review) - Timely doc is more than just a gorilla pic.
Warm Bodies201380117(full review)
World Is Not Enough, The199980117(full review)
World War Z201380117(full review)
X-Men: Apocalypse201680117(full review) - Oddly energizing
Youth201580117(full review) - Easy to hate, hard to love…like most good movies should be.
22 Jump Street201475202(full review) - Channing Tatum & Jonah Hill earn good grades in their summer sequel.
A Walk in the Woods201575202(full review) - The journey, though bumpy at times, is worth taking.
Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day201475202(full review) - Better than you think it is going to be...
Amazing Spider-Man 2, The201475202(full review) - A marked improvement over the first film, though viewers should buckle up for tonal whiplash.
Blackfish201375202(full review)
Don't Breathe201675202(full review) - Right about the time you think you know what’s coming next, the tables get flipped and then flipped again and then broken apart and then the pieces thrown at you.
Drunk Stoned Brilliant Dead: The Story of the National Lampoon201575202(full review) - A Lampoon love letter...with lotsa boobs.
Earth to Echo201475202(full review) - The best family movie you probably won't see this year...nostalgia all around.
East, The (2013)201375202(full review)
Enough Said201375202(full review) - Another winning film from the observant eye/mind of Nicole Holofcener.
Fading Gigolo201475202(full review) - A fine film with extra fine performances.
Far from the Madding Crowd201575202(full review)
Frozen201375202(full review) - As pleasing as the voices are and as soothing as the snowflake heavy animation is, it all feels vaguely familiar...
Furious 7201575202(full review) - Revenge is a dish best served at 180mph.
Gerald's Game201775202(full review) - A Game worth checking out.
Get On Up201475202(full review) - Even overly sanitized, this James Brown biopic proves the funk never really quit.
Grandma201575202(full review) - A bad-ass Grandma for Tomlin.
Great Gatsby, The (2013)201375202(full review)
Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies, The201475202(full review) - Still a bit ponderous, but a journey worth taking.
Internship, The201375202(full review)
Interstellar201475202(full review) - Some cracks in this rocket ship...
Into the Woods201475202(full review) - Still has its problems...but all is (mostly) forgiven.
Iron Man 2201075202(full review)
Jaws 2197875202(full review)
Joe Versus the Volcano199075202(full review)
Kristy201475202(full review) - For once a Netflix suggestion pans out!
Labor Day201475202(full review)
Land of Mine201575202(full review) - Just when you thought all the good WWII stories had been told...
Licence to Kill198975202(full review)
Macbeth201575202(full review) - Double's worth the toil and trouble to see this.
Mad Max197975202(full review) - The one that started it all...vroom vroom.
Magic Mike XXL201575202(full review) - The unicorn of far superior to the first.
Maleficent201475202(full review) - Too CGI-y for my taste, but Jolie is deliciously fun.
Man with the Golden Gun197475202(full review)
Mermaids199075202(full review)
Monuments Men, The201475202(full review) - Raiders of the Lost Art
Muppets Most Wanted201475202(full review) - An improvement over the original: better songs, less humans, more Muppets.
Only Lovers Left Alive201475202(full review) - Pretty sure I liked it...though it probably should have gone by its original title: Hipster Vampire Namedroppers
Oz: The Great and Powerful201375202(full review)
RoboCop198775202(full review)
RoboCop201475202(full review) - Don't be a fuddy duddy about this one...
San Andreas201575202(full review) - Grade A American disaster cheese...and worth every single slice.
Sanjay's Super Team201575202(full review) - Middle of the road effort for Pixar, but has a big heart.
Sausage Party201675202(full review) - Surreally filthy...and mighty tasy.
Savages201275202(full review)
Secret in Their Eyes201575202(full review) - As far as remakes go, this is one of the stronger ones.
Seymour: An Introduction201475202(full review) - Hakwe knows how to treat his elders.
Single White Female199275202(full review) - No need to evict this one.
Sisters201575202(full review) - Still waiting for that perfect Poehler and Fey pairing.
Stoker201375202(full review)
Swiss Army Man201675202(full review) - Let 'er rip!
Tales from the Crypt197275202(full review) - Well-made, scary, fun!
Tales of Halloween201575202(full review) - A fun new favorite for your Halloween watchlist.
The BFG201675202(full review) - This superhero wears a loincloth and swings away with the title of best summer blockbuster yet.
The Choice201675202(full review) - I fought The Choice, I fought it hard...but damned if it doesn't overcome a rocky start and prolonged ending to emerge as a above average Sparks weepie.
The Florida Project201775202(full review) - Thrives on pure instinct.
The Magnificent Seven201675202(full review) - It's overlong but it's engaging and entertaining, two things we’ve had a serious lack of in 2016.
The Shallows201675202(full review) - Shark looks nice but in general there should be less talking and more swimming.
The Stepfather198775202(full review) - Creepy character actor takes on killer role.
The Theory of Everything201475202(full review) - Though very Hallmark Hall of Fame-y, the two leading performance are stellar.
The Wind Rises201375202(full review) - One you may appreciate more than you will like.
Tomorrowland201575202(full review) - Not quite the great big beautiful tomorrow of a film it could have been...but still worth the trip.
Under the Skin201475202(full review)
Whiskey Tango Foxtrot201675202(full review) - Fey can do it all...even drama.
Wolverine, The201375202(full review)
47 Ronin201370267(full review) - Maybe it is because I read such scathing reviews for 47 Ronin before I saw it that the bar was set so low that it was destined to exceed those expectations…or maybe it is just because the movie is not that bad to begin with and we are just dealing with critics at the end of their 2013 good will toward men.
Alive Inside201470267(full review) - Music for the soul...
Beautiful Creatures (2013)201370267(full review)
Beauty and the Beast201770267(full review) - Bittersweet, strange
Clown201570267(full review)
Despicable Me 2201370267(full review)
Die Another Day200270267(full review)
Family, The201370267(full review)
Fright Night Part 2198870267(full review) - Not an equal but still a fun bite!
From Russia With Love196370267(full review)
Girls Trip201770267(full review) - Probably the best of the recent batch of Raunchy Lady comedies
Goosebumps201570267(full review) - Spooky fun but low on overall substance.
Grandmaster, The (2013)201370267(full review)
Happy Birthday to Me198170267(full review) - Scary then silly then spookythen stupid
Hotel Transylvania 2201570267(full review) - An upgrade from the original stay.
How to Survive a Plague201270267(full review)
I Saw The Devil (Akmareul boatda)201070267(full review)
I’ll See You in My Dreams201570267(full review) - A nice change of pace, featuring a radiant lead performance.
Imposter, The201270267(full review)
Insidious201070267(full review)
Intruders201470267(full review) - Better than the title and poster would have you believe.
Invisible War, The201270267(full review)
Iron Man200870267(full review)
Jack The Giant Slayer201370267(full review)
Jackass Presents Bad Grandpa201370267(full review) - A lot better than I thought it was going to be with more of a focus on funny gags rather than moments to make you gag.
Live and Let Die197370267(full review)
Magic in the Moonlight201470267(full review) -
Miss Sloane201670267(full review) - A nice movie for a nasty woman.
Mistress America201570267(full review) - The first Noah Baumbach movie I'd willingly revisit.
Need for Speed201470267(full review) - No need to see Need for Speed unless you can put your brain on cruise control. Imogen Poots continues to steal movies from under her male counterparts.
Night Watch197370267(full review) - Liz sinks her teeth into her role and then shakes it back and forth like a maniac. Good stuff.
Nightmare196470267(full review) - A strong offering from Hammer Studios...with no Dracula in sight.
Oculus201470267(full review) - This mirror is polished.
Promised Land201270267(full review)
Quartet201270267(full review)
Rio 2201470267(full review) - works a kind of magic that turns an entire cast of usually obnoxious performers into an appealing band of colorful characters
Room 237201370267(full review)
Sessions, The201270267(full review)
Suburbicon201770267(full review) - With the icy cold heart of the Coens and Clooney's tendency toward warmth, there's an odd balance here but at least it's better than it's dreadful trailer.
The Accountant201670267(full review) - It’s not even tax season yet, but take some time to audit The Accountant.
The D Train201570267(full review) - Hop aboard this indie comedy with its fair share of high-risk turns...
The House on Sorority Row198370267(full review) - Pledge with confidence
This Is My Life199270267(full review)
Thor: The Dark World201370267(full review)
Tomorrow Never Dies199770267(full review)
Vacation201570267(full review) - This trip down the holiday road isn't as bumpy as you might expect.
Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets201770267(full review) - Check your high horse at the door and just enjoy the spectacle.
We Are Your Friends201570267(full review) - A brotastic EDM retreadof Cocktail. I'm not complaining.
We're The Millers201370267(full review)
White House Down201370267(full review)
Wreck-It Ralph201270267(full review)
X-Men: Days of Future Past201470267(full review) - An enjoyable (if surgically calculated) seventh entry.
An American Werewolf in London198165319(full review) - Still howls...but the first 1/3 is better than all the rest.
August: Osage County201365319(full review)
Body Snatchers199365319(full review) - A second remake that works better than it should have (or could have)
Call, The201365319(full review)
Chasing Ice201265319(full review)
Dracula Untold201465319(full review) - A Dracula tale worth telling.
Elvira, Mistress of the Dark198865319(full review) - Campy fun with ample boob jokes.
Entourage201565319(full review) - Suprisingly sunny bro-fest.
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them201665319(full review) - More good than fantastic...
Goodnight Mommy201565319(full review) - Occasionaly good, rarely great.
Grifters, The199065319(full review)
Hot Pursuit201565319(full review) - Sure the laughs are cheap…but they’re laughs all the same.
In Secret201465319(full review) - One of the small films that would be quite easy to miss at a better time of year
LEGO Movie, The201465319(full review) - Have aspirin ready after this brain stem rattler.
Let's Scare Jessica to Death197165319(full review) - A creepy, low budget 70s frightmare.
Lone Ranger, The201365319(full review)
Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom201365319(full review) - When all is said and done the film is worth a watch for the performances of Elba and Harris and the chance to learn more about Mandela himself during his later years…but viewers looking for an in-depth look at Mandela’s life as a whole will be left wanting more.
Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children201665319(full review) - If only it had stayed peculiar until the end...
Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation201565319(full review) - Impressive stunts, so-so execution.
Office Christmas Party201665319(full review) - You might want to leave early but stay until the end.
Oldboy (2013 Spike Lee)201365319(full review)
Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones201465319(full review) - Neither a home run nor a strike out, Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones comfortably rides that mediocre fence with one foot firmly planted on the what-the-hell-I-liked-it side.
Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales201765319(full review) - Yo-Ho-Ho or Yo-Ho-OK?
Quantum of Solace200865319(full review)
Scouts Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse201565319(full review) - Has a pulse, albeit a faint one.
Snow White and the Huntsman201265319(full review)
Split201765319(full review) - Less of a thrill ride and more like an uncomfortable Sunday drive.
Sully201665319(full review) - Hanks is first class but this is an economy flight.
The Danish Girl201565319(full review) - Struggles with truth in a film about authenticity.
The Intern201565319(full review) - The least tedious Nancy Meyers movie to date, suprisingly charming.
The Other Woman201465319(full review) - The film feels choppy though it does manage to find some smooth waters for Diaz and Mann to sail.
Transformers: Age of Extinction201465319(full review) - Big, dumb, and loud. And you were expecting....?
Unbroken201465319(full review) - Missing the emotion...but a story worth knowing.
We Are What We Are201365319
Wonderstruck201765319(full review) - Far from Haynes best work, it's too art house-y for kids and not quite grown up enough for adults. Still, the production design is exceptional as are the performances.
You Only Live Twice196765319(full review)
You're Next201165319(full review)
47 Meters Down201760356(full review) - Decent little bite of fun.
Admission201360356(full review)
All I See Is You201760356(full review) - Creates a discord between two distinct tonal notes that never totally synch up, though it does have a few fleeting moments of harmony that have kept it lingering in my mind days after seeing it.
Annabelle201460356(full review) - Better than your average creepy doll pic...
Assassin's Creed201660356(full review) - A power-up for video game adaptations.
Asylum197260356(full review) - Nice and spooky horror anthology
Backdraft199160356(full review)
Book Thief, The201360356(full review) - Those interested in The Book Thief to focus on the performances rather than whatever the film fails to let materialize.
Butler, The (2013 F Whitaker by Lee Daniels)201360356(full review)
Company You Keep, The201360356(full review) - There's a level of sophisticated maturity that should prove interesting to the more astute viewer.
Disconnect201360356(full review)
Endless Love201460356(full review) - Gets the job done...the best option this Valentine weekend.
Expendables 2, The201260356(full review)
Eyes of Laura Mars197860356(full review) - A harmless guilty pleasure from 1978.
Far and Away199260356(full review)
Florence Foster Jenkins201660356(full review) - Like it's subject, slightly off-key.
Gung Ho198660356(full review)
Hail, Caesar!201660356(full review) - Not a Cohen best, but it's fun to goof off every now and then.
Happy Death Day201760356(full review) - Aimed squarely at the sleepover crowd, it's better than it should be but won't please gorehouds out for blood.
Hello, My Name Is Doris201660356(full review) - If you can handle squirming uncomfortably for 95 minutes, two good performances will be your reward.
Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, The (2012)201260356(full review)
House at the End of the Street201260356(full review)
Hyde Park On Hudson201260356(full review)
Impossible, The201260356(full review)
In Dreams199960356(full review) - In reality, In Dreams is a bust but there’s so many good people involved it’s worth watching at least once.
Insidious Chapter 3201560356(full review)
Jumpin' Jack Flash198660356(full review) - Not quite the gas, gas, gas I remember it to be.
Jurassic Park III200160356(full review) - An overly silly dino sequel
Life201760356(full review) - An odd, little (big-ish) bit of sci-fi mayhem.
Live by Night201660356(full review) - A minor infraction on an otherwise stellar resume. Slow but steady...
Living Daylights198760356(full review)
Lucy201460356(full review) - Looney tunes and totally nutso...but never boring.
Man of Steel201360356(full review)
Master, The201260356(full review)
Mr. Turner201460356(full review) - Murder on the backside...but lovely to look at.
My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2201660356(full review) - Opa! It's harmless.
My Bloody Valentine198160356(full review)
Non-Stop201460356(full review) - If you can check your logic in the overhead bin and keep your rolled eyes in the upright position, Non-Stop is harmless entertainment
Octopussy198360356(full review)
Place Beyond the Pines, The201360356(full review)
Raw201760356(full review) - See it on an empty stomach.
Rio201160356(full review)
Rust and Bone201260356(full review)
Sapphires, The201260356(full review)
Searching For Sugar Man201260356(full review)
Sex Tape201460356(full review) - Not sure which of the endings I liked the best because the film, um, climaxes several times
Texas Chainsaw 3D (2013)201360356(full review)
The Boss201660356(full review) - Funnier than it should be but not as good as it could be.
The Boxtrolls201460356(full review) - Finds Laika coasting rather than accelerating...still, not bad.
The Mummy201760356(full review) - The potential was there to take a fun step forward but the studio is too, uh, wrapped up in their quest for a new franchise.
The Purge: Election Year201660356(full review) - Gets my vote for the best entry in a shaky franchise.
The Shower201360356(full review)
This Is The End201360356(full review)
Thor201160356(full review)
Thunderball196560356(full review)
Trance201360356(full review)
Triple 9201660356(full review) - A solid 6
Tusk201460356(full review)
Wolf of Wall Street, The201360356(full review) - Removing 30 minutes would have made Scorsese’s film truly howl and been an even better showcase for DiCaprio’s well thought out performance.
A View to a Kill198555417(full review)
Carrie (2013)201355417(full review)
Cutie and the Boxer201355417(full review)
Hitchcock201255417(full review)
jOBS201355417(full review)
Joy201555417(full review) - Better than American there's that.
Killer Joe201155417(full review)
Purge, The201355417(full review)
The Purge: Anarchy201455417(full review) - More like a violent twist on the plot for Adventures in Babysitting
To Do List, The201355417(full review)
American Hustle201350427(full review) - As a fan of nearly everyone involved I wanted to like this and desperately tried to latch on to something, anything, that would allow me to recommend it to others.
Annie201450427(full review) - Not as bad as it looks...but still wholly unnecessary.
Big Eyes201450427(full review) - Big Eyes...little impact.
Bling Ring, The201350427(full review)
Dead Man Down201350427(full review)
Diamonds Are Forever197150427(full review)
Divergent201450427(full review) - More derivative than divergent.
Fifty Shades of Grey201550427(full review) - Exactly the follow-up film I expected from the screenwriter of Saving Mr. Banks...
Frances Ha201350427(full review) - At 86 minutes this isn’t something you’ll be checking your watch through, but it’s also nothing that demands your attention either when there are so many other independent features that have the script, performances, and insight to give you better bang for your buck.
Freeheld201550427(full review) - When the end credits Miley Cyrus song is the most memorable thing about the movie, you know there's a problem.
Goodbye Christopher Robin201750427(full review) - Slow biopic with another terrible Margot Robbie performance
In the Heart of the Sea201550427(full review) - More Jaws: The Revenge than Moby Dick.
Insidious Chapter 2201350427(full review)
Jaws 3-D198350427(full review)
Kick-Ass 2201350427(full review)
Lords of Salem, The201350427(full review)
Moonraker197950427(full review)
Pain And Gain201350427(full review)
Passengers201650427(full review) - In space, no one can hear you snore.
Poltergeist201550427(full review) - Totally unnecessary.
Prom Night198050427(full review) - Disco dance the night away! Pay no attention to the masked killer.
Riddick201350427(full review)
The 5th Wave201650427(full review) - Plays like a Muppet Babies retelling of Independence Day
The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby201450427(full review) - Ho-hum and hum drum
The Fan198150427(full review) - Pretty tacky...but worth it for Bacall.
The Finest Hours201650427(full review) - Merely fine...
The Hundred-Foot Journey201450427(full review) - Half baked and missing a few key ingredients.
The Skeleton Twins201450427(full review) - Not enough meat on the bones...
Trumbo201550427(full review) - A hammy take on a dark time in Hollywood history. Straight to HBO.
Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2, The201250427(full review)
What If201450427(full review) - Radcliffe is no leading man...but keep that Zoe Kazan around.
Wonder Wheel201750427(full review) - Winslet's wonderful but there's no thrill in this ride.
Zoolander 2201650427(full review) - Striking while the iron is cold as Blue Steel, it's a well-made bag of potato chips...mostly stale air.
Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb201445460(full review) - Almost goes out in fine form...until those last five minutes...
Wedding Ringer, The201545460(full review) - Finally...a not-annoying showcase for Kevin Hart. Bad, but not that bad.
A Ghost Story201740462(full review) - A boring as watching paint dry (which someone actually does in this snoozer)
American Ultra201540462(full review) - Puff Puff Pass on this one.
Bad Words201440462(full review) - Bad Words...more like Bad Feelings.
Blackhat201540462(full review) - Might as well just re-watch The Net and save some money.
Closed Circuit201340462(full review)
Doctor Strange201640462(full review) - Destined to be the movie you beg to skip in a Marvel marathon.
Expendables 3, The201440462(full review)
For Your Eyes Only198140462(full review)
Home Again201740462(full review) - Plays like three episodes of a Netflix series Witherspoon wandered into.
Host, The201340462(full review)
Incredible Burt Wonderstone, The201340462(full review)
Keeping Up with the Joneses201640462(full review) - Not worth the chase.
Longest Ride, The201540462(full review) - Typical Sparks suds-a-thon...
Lost World: Jurassic Park, The199740462(full review) - Even the dinosaurs were yawning...
Lovelace201340462(full review)
Me Before You201640462(full review) - A two hanky novel has been adapted by the author into a two-hour snoozer desperately in need of chemistry.
Million Dollar Arm201440462(full review) - Swing and a miss...
Minions201540462(full review) - Sometimes its better to support than lead...
Now You See Me201340462(full review)
Now You See Me 2201640462(full review) - Can we make this franchise disappear...or at least Jesse Eisenberg?
Nut Job, The201440462(full review)
Pitch Perfect 2201540462(full review) - A low note, though not without some decent harmony.
Poltergeist III198840462(full review) - Literally just smoke and mirrors
Pride and Prejudice and Zombies201640462(full review) - A bloodless mess that should have been bloody fun.
The Gambler197440462(full review) - Snake Eyes
The Town That Dreaded Sundown197640462(full review) - Like The Dukes of Hazzard meets Zodiac...but funnier.
Woman in Gold201540462(full review) - Pure pyrite
Ghostbusters201635489(full review) - Not great...but then again neither is the original if you're being totally honest with your childhood self.
Pompeii201435489(full review) - More love than lava.
That Awkward Moment201435489(full review)
Bad Moms201630492(full review) - Like the recent Ghostbusters reboot, here is a movie that doesn’t know what to do with its perfectly capable but script stymied stars.
Daddy's Home201530492(full review) - Irksome and unpleasant...this Daddy has issues.
Draft Day201430492(full review) - The Good News: Kevin Coster in in fine form. The Bad News: this movie is boring as hell.
European Vacation, National Lampoon's198530492(full review) - A sequel for ugly-Americans...
Eyes of a Stranger198130492(full review) - All I see is bad taste
Guilt Trip, The201230492(full review)
Jem and the Holograms201530492(full review) - In serious need of autotune.
Jigsaw201730492(full review) - It's no puzzle why Lionsgate went back to an already dry well...
Justice League201730492(full review) - Not only do audiences deserve better, but so do the actors locked into contracts for future films.
Last Flag Flying201730492(full review) - A phony baloney road-tip story.
Monster Trucks201630492(full review) - Typical January roadkill.
Mother!201730492(full review) - Come for Pfeiffer. Stay for...actually, don't stay.
Noah201430492(full review) - Middle Earth meets Waterworld
Ride Along201430492(full review)
Roman J. Israel, Esq.201730492(full review) - A film best to be buried in paperwork and forgotten.
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2014)201430492(full review) - It’s truly time to let these teenage reptiles graduate.
Terminator Genisys201530492(full review) - You'll want to exodus.
The Gallows201530492(full review) - Hangs its audience out to dry
The Neon Demon201630492(full review) - Ick.
The Space Between Us201630492(full review) - Best to keep your distance...
This Is Where I Leave You201430492(full review) - Plastic and phony -- like Jane Fonda's boobs.
Wish I Was Here201430492(full review)
Wish You Were Here201230492(full review) - You probably will wish you weren't...
Aloha201520515(full review) - Hula on by this stinky pot of poi.
And So It Goes201420515(full review) - And so you shouldn't go...
Blended201420515(full review) - Third time is for sure not the charm.
Boy Next Door, The201520515(full review) - Ishy erotic thriller...
Heat, The201320515(full review)
Hercules201420515(full review) - Swords and sandals snoozefest...
Into the Storm201420515(full review) - The cinematic equivalent of cocking your head to the side and shrugging your shoulders.
Jack Reacher: Never Go Back201620515(full review) - The worst movie Cruise has ever made? Probably.
Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit201420515(full review)
Jersey Boys201420515(full review) - Not terrible...awful.
Magic Mike201220515(full review) - Scuzzy, grimy, sleazeball work.
Night School198120515(full review) - Didn't lose my head over this one...
Passion201220515(full review)
Point Break201520515(full review) - Sinks like a stone
Poltergeist II: The Other Side198620515(full review) - One of the worst sequels to a great movie of all time.
Suicide Squad201620515(full review) - Instead of saving the day this stinker of a superhero film winds up burning down the house in a most spectacular fashion.
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows201620515(full review) - Cowabunchacrap, dude.
The Divergent Series: Allegiant201620515(full review) - You won't want to pledge Allegiant
The Gambler201420515(full review) - Cannot ante up...
The Judge201420515(full review) - Jury says...this one stinks.
The Lazarus Effect201520515(full review) - The only thing that needs reiving at the end of this cheap-o effort are the audiences.
The November Man201420515(full review)
The Water Diviner201420515(full review) - Want to know what it feels like to yawn for 111 minutes straight??
This Is 40201220515(full review)
Vampire Academy: Blood Sisters201420515(full review) - Vampire Academy sucks. It bites.
Victor Frankenstein201520515(full review) - No pulse.
Winter's Tale201420515(full review) - Awful.
A Million Ways to Die in the West201415542(full review) - Seth MacFarlane gives Adam Sandler a run for his money on who will emerge with the worst comedy of the summer. Awful.
A Bad Moms Christmas201710543(full review) - Coal for all involved with this stinker.
Alex Cross201210543(full review)
Endless Love198110543(full review) - Makes the remake look like The Bridge on the River Kwai...
Jaws: The Revenge198710543(full review)
London Has Fallen201610543(full review) - Xenophobia never felt so tacky.
Love the Coopers201510543(full review) - Moldy fruitcake all around.
Mother's Day201610543(full review) - A backwards-facing blight
The Snowman201710543(full review) - While it’s bound to be mentioned in the same breath as other Scandinavian-set thrillers, it not even fit to be included in the belch that follows that breath.
A Question of Faith20175551(full review) - A little old-fashioned change of pace never hurt anyone -- especially for us tired of the Marvel/DC brain-bleeds.
Starry Eyes20145551(full review) - A wicked and scary Hollywood morality tale.
Tammy20145551(full review) - Anyone that makes it to the end deserves some sort of certificate of achievement
Wish Upon20175551(full review) - Heinously bad