Space in the crowd


Action/Adventure Rated R

"...manages an idiosyncratic pulse for a cyber-thriller, and that’s due largely to Mann."
Shoot like a man

American Sniper

Drama Rated R

"...a sturdy study of masculinity, from an icon of the topic."
We - not he - shall overcome


Drama Rated R

"...founded on a communal sense of historical accomplishment."
Best of 2014

Top Ten Films of 2014

Rated NR

Everything on this list is awesome.
Paging Mr. Oscar...


Drama Rated PG-13

"Angelina Jolie takes dead aim at the Oscars, and there’s something to be said for the fact that her aim is true."
Grunt of approval

Mr. Turner

Drama Rated R

"...contrasts beautiful art with ugly humanity."

Song of the Sea

Family Rated PG

“…argues that grief and sadness have their proper place in the childhood experience.”

The Imitation Game

Drama Rated PG-13

“Nearly every moment is infused with Importance.”

Into the Woods

Musical Rated PG

“…musical numbers that veer toward the operatic, then turgid.”

The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies

Action/Adventure Rated PG-13

“The equivalent of watching a game of Risk, with all the emotional involvement such an activity would hold.”

Top Five

Romantic Comedy Rated R

“Who knew DMX could do a one-man version of Sullivan’s Travels?”

Exodus: Gods and Kings

Action/Adventure Rated PG-13

“…both a drag and a hoot (and unfortunately more of the former than the latter).”

Inherent Vice

Comedy Rated R

“…a witty, bleak and affectionate riff on the gumshoe genre.”

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part I

Action/Adventure Rated PG-13

“With Mockingjay – Part I, the series becomes a clever commentary on the genre it helped cement.”

The Theory of Everything

Drama Rated PG-13

“…the noble patient, served up with heavy doses of tea and sympathy.”


Action/Adventure Rated PG-13

“What many had hoped would be Christopher Nolan’s 2001: A Space Odyssey is, instead, 2014: An Exposition Odyssey.”