Misery loves company

The Skeleton Twins

Drama Rated R

"When a film piles on this many problems for its characters, it’s often because it doesn’t really believe in any of them."
A star is born

Starred Up

Drama Rated NR

"...captures the madness of a societal menace without ever losing sight of his humanity."
Plugged in

The Zero Theorem

Comedy Rated R

"...wonders if we’re headed toward a world in which efficiency is valued above all else - at the expense of relationships, art, even meaning."
Scenes from a marriage

The One I Love

Drama Rated R

"...the more 'inventive' the movie gets, the less interesting it becomes."
Robin in wonderland

The Congress

Drama Rated NR

"...flirts with greatness, even if it doesn’t quite attain it."
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Sin City: A Dame to Kill For

Action/Adventure Rated R

“The noir fatalism seems secondary to the imagery, whereas in Sin City the imagery served the ideas.”

Frank

Drama Rated R

“In the subgenre of movies that capture (or at least artfully dramatize) the birth of beautiful music, Frank is a stunner.”

Calvary

Drama Rated R

“…an anguished Catholic drama, yet McDonagh also brings a certain lightness to the tale.”

Guardians of the Galaxy

Action/Adventure Rated PG-13

“…so stuffed with pop-culture references that if you removed them the entire movie would likely collapse.”

Boyhood

Drama Rated R

“…chronicles the colossal significance of the everyday.”

Mood Indigo

Drama Rated NR

“…uses handcrafted effects to heighten life’s biggest moments.”

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes

Action/Adventure Rated PG-13

“…an enthralling portrait – at once intimate and epic – of two civilizations on the brink.”

Tammy

Comedy Rated R

“Tammy, like McCarthy’s other films, wants its lessons to be real, and learned.”

Transformers: Age of Extinction

Action/Adventure Rated PG-13

“Say what you will about these movies, but in audio terms they’re things of beauty.”

Edge of Tomorrow

Action/Adventure Rated PG-13

“…represents the deconstruction – and then the hurried, harried reconstruction – of Tom Cruise.”