2011

Reviews of the best and worst films of 2011, including Hugo, The Tree of Life, The Artist, and Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2.

Pariah Review

Pariah Review

RATING: (2.5 STARS) For just over an hour, Pariah ticks along solidly, but unspectacularly. A series…

Into the Abyss

Into the Abyss

Into the Abyss, the second and better of two 2011 documentaries (after Cave of Forgotten Dreams)…

The Skin I Live In Review

The Skin I Live In Review

RATING: (3.5 STARS) The Skin I Live In is like a surrealist painting. Like the best…

My Week with Marilyn Review

My Week with Marilyn Review

RATING: (2 STARS) The story in My Week with Marilyn is one that seems quite cinematic.…

The Iron Lady Review

The Iron Lady Review

RATING: (2.5 STARS) The Iron Lady lacks focus, plain and simple. It strives to be this…

Semper Fi: Always Faithful

Semper Fi: Always Faithful

Told through the eyes of a still-grieving father, Semper Fi: Always Faithful is more than just…

Hell and Back Again

Hell and Back Again

Though structurally interesting, Danfung Dennis’ Oscar-nominated documentary Hell and Back Again suffers from a number of…

Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close Review

Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close Review

RATING: (1 STAR) Stephen Daldry’s latest film, Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close, tries to make sense…

A Better Life Review

A Better Life Review

RATING: (3 STARS) Chris Weitz, director of The Twilight Saga: New Moon and About a Boy,…

Project Nim

Project Nim

On the surface, James Marsh’s Project Nim, is about a group of people’s quest to teach…

The Black Power Mixtape 1967-1975

The Black Power Mixtape 1967-1975

If nothing else, The Black Power Mixtape 1967-1975 proves there is such a thing as truth…

Le Havre Review

Le Havre Review

RATING: (3 STARS) Aki Kaurasmaki’s Le Havre does for the small French village what Woody Allen’s…

The Artist Review

The Artist Review

RATING: (3.5 STARS) Michel Hazanavicius’ The Artist is a crowd-pleaser through and through. The film is…

Shame Review

Shame Review

RATING: (2.5 STARS) Does a film need a soul in order to be successful? Steve McQueen’s…

Detective Dee and the Mystery of the Phantom Flame Review

Detective Dee and the Mystery of the Phantom Flame Review

RATING: (3 STARS) Hold on to your hats, folks. Detective Dee is in town. Part mystical…

Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy Review

Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy Review

RATING: (4 STARS) Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy is a superior thriller that accomplishes the unfathomable in…

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