While hardcore horror fans will find a lot to chew on in The Green Inferno, they're also the ones most likely to be disappointed by it.
The Visit is a great film and it feels so good to finally be able to say that again about a Shyamalan film.
The final half hour gives us one twist after another and all I could do was throw my hands up and beg the merciful gods of cinema that it would all be over soon.
Jian Bing Man is destined to only appeal to those familiar with Chinese pop culture and with forgiving definitions of parody and dramatic weight.
Cruise is as daring as ever, Ferguson is a breakthrough revelation and I was as satisfied by the ending as I was thrilled by the jumpstart.
The fourth installment in the Mission: Impossible series takes action films to a whole new level. Smart, insane, and all-around impressive are the fruits of this carefully crafted crusade.
J.J. Abrams has slammed the defibrillators on the Mission: Impossible series and given us one of the best action films of the new millennium. Series semantics feel fresh in this visceral extravaganza.
Mission: Impossible II is constantly bogged down by a clumsy love story and action that tries too hard to be cool.
Mission: Impossible is not just a fun and smart tribute to its namesake, but a thrilling motion picture that deserves to be discovered or re-discovered.
Ted was a rare success, but MacFarlane really should have left it at "happily ever after."
Ted shows us that the even foulest of teddy bears can have a soft spot and that it's never too late to grow up.
Pixar has reached peak levels of creativity with Inside Out, which in many ways feels like their ultimate film.
Jurassic World seems to relish its placement in the series, but it also takes valuable lessons from the movie that changed my life.
From Russia with Love is the perfect caliber of a sequel, it sticks to what works while daring to make advances wherever it can.
This vulgar and violent mission is a send-up, takedown and ultimately a celebration of the espionage action thriller.
It feels like a home movie shot in and around Studio Ghibli, giving it a personal touch that none other could have replicated.
It might be the single most influential spy film ever made and it might be one of the best still today.
Ben-Hur continues to stand the test of time. The majority of today's big budget epics still cannot hold a Roman candle to Ben-Hur's massive scale of storytelling.
Fast & Furious turned a new page on the franchise that remembered what came before while trailblazing forward.
Tokyo Drift hijacks the problematic series to go on a much needed high-octane detour helmed by a promising creative team.
2 Fast 2 Furious has more problems than the original and requires more remission to be enjoyed.
The Fast and the Furious did not know it at the time, but it started a legacy and as they years go by it will only gain importance and consideration.
The Hunting Ground is a must-see documentary simply for giving a voice to the victims and despite the slovenly editing.
First informative and then insightful, Last Train Home may be one of the more realistic examinations of the modern divide in China.
Most encouraging is that only one of the nominees is fully 3D-animated, which means the tried-and-true techniques of yesteryear are still proving to be eye-catching and more than capable of bringing stories to life.
If nothing else, Day of the Fight shows that Kubrick had a knack for cinematography and knew where to put the camera to tell a story in an innovative and engaging way.
12 Years a Slave is another knockout effort by Steve McQueen and his equally talented comrades. It's singularity of one man's story, fully approached by Ejiofor, achieves a rare beauty in the darkest of places. Though it oppresses, it rewards and the purity at its core radiates.
Lake Los Angeles concludes Mike Ott's thematic trilogy with two quiet performers and a desolate stage for them to explore.
Ain't The Bodies Saints is a story of lovers torn apart by the law to pay for their crimes. It's carefully photographed and acted, but wavers in its commitment and shakes from its style.
Jonze continues his rich and varied filmography with Her, an unexpected piece of science-fiction that elevates the genre. Phoenix and Johansson work some movie magic together.