2013

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

Side Effects Review

Side Effects Review

RATING: (3.5 STARS) The auteur theory is a frequently debated and discussed topic within the film…

Star Trek Into Darkness Review

Star Trek Into Darkness Review

RATING: (2.5 STARS) Overstuffed and overly serious, Star Trek Into Darkness fails to capture the magic…

State 194 Review

State 194 Review

An almost impossibly hopeful film, Dan Setton’s State 194 dissects the current state of the Israel-Palestine…

The Great Gatsby (2013) Review

The Great Gatsby (2013) Review

RATING: (3 STARS) You either get Baz Luhrmann or you don’t. He’s a filmmaker set in…

Pain and Gain Review

Pain and Gain Review

RATING: (3 STARS) It seems like it’d be hard for anyone to hate Pain and Gain…

Broken City Review

Broken City Review

RATING: (2 STARS) For a film that vacillates from scene to scene between barely passable and…

Farah Goes Bang Review

Farah Goes Bang Review

RATING: (3 STARS) Though it hits some annoyingly familiar notes within the road trip and “losing…

Oxyana Review

Oxyana Review

Drug addiction, particularly to prescription pain medication like OxyContin, has become so commonplace in Oceana, West…

The English Teacher Review

The English Teacher Review

RATING: (1 STAR) Maybe she owed the director money. Maybe the version of the script she’d…

What Richard Did Review

What Richard Did Review

RATING: (2.5 STARS) A film that’s equal parts quiet and disquieting, What Richard Did hinges on…

The Place Beyond the Pines Review

The Place Beyond the Pines Review

RATING: (3.5 STARS) “So Jesus said to them, ‘Truly, truly, I say to you, the Son…

The Company You Keep Review

The Company You Keep Review

RATING: (2 STARS) If there’s one thing to take away from Robert Redford’s The Company We…

To the Wonder Review

To the Wonder Review

RATING: (2.5 STARS) If you like your films full of feeling, To the Wonder is for…

Trance Review

Trance Review

RATING: (3 STARS) There’s a great movie hidden beneath the bright lights, loud noises, and multiple…

Room 237

Room 237

It’d be hard for a cinephile to not find at least something enjoyable in Rodney Ascher’s…

Oz: The Great and Powerful Review

Oz: The Great and Powerful Review

RATING: (3 STARS) Fairy tale prequels, sequels, remakes, and reimaginings have been all the rage at…

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