2013

Reviews of the best movies of 2013 and some of the worst movies of 2013.

Muscle Shoals Review

Muscle Shoals Review

RATING: (4 STARS) “It’s like the songs come out of the mud.” That’s Bono, trying to…

The Hunt Review

The Hunt Review

RATING: (4 STARS) Dane Thomas Vinterberg is a director who (rightfully) achieved a great deal of…

After Tiller Review

After Tiller Review

RATING: (3.5 STARS) There are few topics—hell, there are few words—out there that engender as much…

Saving Mr. Banks Review

Saving Mr. Banks Review

RATING: (3 STARS) The most cynical viewers will no doubt find John Lee Hancock’s Saving Mr.…

Inside Llewyn Davis Review

Inside Llewyn Davis Review

RATING: (4 STARS) I don’t think it’s an exaggeration to say Inside Llewyn Davis is the…

American Hustle Review

American Hustle Review

RATING: (3.5 STARS) Of many great pleasures found in David O. Russell’s latest, American Hustle, the…

Nebraska Review

Nebraska Review

RATING: (3.5 STARS) Nebraska is Alexander Payne‘s most prickly movie since Election. Thematically, it more closely…

Frozen Review

Frozen Review

RATING: (3.5 STARS) What’s this? An animated musical with genuinely great music? It’s true. There’s a…

All Is Lost Review

All Is Lost Review

RATING: (3 STARS) J.C. Chandor, as writer and director, might have his name all over All…

Ain’t Them Bodies Saints Review

Ain’t Them Bodies Saints Review

RATING: (3 STARS) David Lowery’s Ain’t Them Bodies Saints has been compared to a Terrence Malick…

Dallas Buyers Club Review

Dallas Buyers Club Review

RATING: (2.5 STARS) “There ain’t nothing out there that can kill Ron Woodroof in 30 days.”…

In a World… Review

In a World… Review

RATING: (3 STARS) In a World… derives its title from the famous little uttered by Don…

Short Term 12 Review

Short Term 12 Review

RATING: (4 STARS) There’s a moment in Short Term 12, about an hour in, that feels…

Enough Said Review

Enough Said Review

RATING: (3 STARS) Considering my only taste of writer/director Nicole Holofcener‘s cinema was the icy cold…

Running From Crazy Review

Running From Crazy Review

RATING: (3 STARS) Early on in Barbara Kopple‘s latest documentary, Running From Crazy, actress Mariel Hemingway…

Blackfish Review

Blackfish Review

RATING: (3.5 STARS) Blackfish does everything a good documentary should. It’s enlightening and thorough. It engages…

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