2013

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

Drinking Buddies Review

Drinking Buddies Review

RATING: (3.5 STARS) An observational comedy best observed by the late 20s, early 30s craft brew…

Lovelace Review

Lovelace Review

RATING: (2 STARS) Ordinary vs. extraordinary. Linda Boreman was the former, but she found herself in…

Fruitvale Station Review

Fruitvale Station Review

RATING: (3 STARS) Fruitvale Station, from first-time director Ryan Coogler, proves there’s power in cinematic simplicity.…

Olympus Has Fallen Review

Olympus Has Fallen Review

RATING: (3 STARS) While far from great cinema, Olympus Has Fallen, from director Antoine Fuqua, delivers…

Monsters University Review

Monsters University Review

RATING: (3.5 STARS) Three of Pixar‘s last four films have been “familiar” projects. Whether a sequel…

Mud Review

Mud Review

RATING: (4 STARS) Nobody makes movies like Jeff Nichols, few people make movies as well as…

The Canyons Review

The Canyons Review

RATING: (2 STARS) There’s something perversely mesmerizing about the cinematic train wreck that is The Canyons,…

Reality Review

Reality Review

RATING: (3 STARS) Matteo Garrone made a name for himself internationally back in 2008 with the…

Spring Breakers Review

Spring Breakers Review

RATING: (3.5 STARS) Harmony Korine’s Spring Breakers is perhaps the ultimate test (or, less hyperbolically, the…

Europa Report Review

Europa Report Review

RATING: (3.5 STARS) Mere minutes into Europa Report, we’re told the space mission being chronicled—one that…

No Review

No Review

RATING: (3 STARS) Chilean filmmaker Pablo Larrain has defined his career thus far by capturing the…

Man of Steel Review

Man of Steel Review

RATING: (3 STARS) Once more unto the breach, dear friends… When the public’s goodwill toward Superman…

We Steal Secrets: The Story of WikiLeaks Review

We Steal Secrets: The Story of WikiLeaks Review

Like most of prolific director Alex Gibney‘s documentaries, We Steal Secrets: The Story of WikiLeaks is…

Frances Ha Review

Frances Ha Review

RATING: (4 STARS) Who would have thought the best film from writer/director Noah Baumbach—master of the…

Evocateur: The Morton Downey Jr. Movie Review

Evocateur: The Morton Downey Jr. Movie Review

“Is this a passing fancy or is this in front of the wave?” Former Today Show…

Behind the Candelabra Review

Behind the Candelabra Review

RATING: (3.5 STARS) For his feature film swan song, director Steven Soderbergh has elected to tell…

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