Not all films are movies and not all movies are films. This list is a list of the best movies in the last three years. They are sorted from best to worst, though all of them share extraordinary qualities in film making.

Get Me Roger Stone (2017) 69,67,78,100

IMDB: 7.5, RT Aud: 91%, RT Critics: 88%

A longtime Trump confidante and advisor, Stone said he always knew his celebrity pal was "prime political horse flesh."



The LEGO Batman Movie (2017) 93,98,96,100

IMDB: 7.5, RT Aud: 81%, RT Critics: 90%

The Lego Batman Movie continues its block-buster franchise's winning streak with another round of dizzyingly funny -- and beautifully animated -- family-friendly mayhem.



Beauty and the Beast (2017) 94,99,76,100

IMDB: 7.5, RT Aud: 83%, RT Critics: 70%

With an enchanting cast, beautifully crafted songs, and a painterly eye for detail, Beauty and the Beast offers a faithful yet fresh retelling that honors its beloved source material.



Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (2017) 99,99,90,100

IMDB: 8.1, RT Aud: 90%, RT Critics: 81%

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2's action-packed plot, dazzling visuals, and irreverent humor add up to a sequel that's almost as fun -- if not quite as thrillingly fresh -- as its predecessor.



T2 Trainspotting (2017) 92,95,85,100

IMDB: 7.5, RT Aud: 83%, RT Critics: 77%

T2 Trainspotting adds an intoxicating, emotionally resonant postscript to its classic predecessor, even without fully recapturing the original's fresh, subversive thrill.



The Killing of a Sacred Deer (2017) 67,65,92,100

IMDB: 8.6, RT Aud: 83%, RT Critics: 73%

The highly anticipated drama The Killing of a Sacred Deer reunites director Yorgos Lanthimos with The Lobster star Colin Farrell who plays Steven, a charismatic surgeon forced to make an unthinkable sacrifice after his life starts to fall apart and the behaviour of a teenage boy he has taken under his wing turns sinister.



Logan (2017) 99,99,98,100

IMDB: 8.3, RT Aud: 91%, RT Critics: 92%

Hugh Jackman makes the most of his final outing as Wolverine with a gritty, nuanced performance in a violent but surprisingly thoughtful superhero action film that defies genre conventions.



Gifted (2017) 91,97,66,100

IMDB: 7.7, RT Aud: 86%, RT Critics: 65%

Gifted isn't quite as bright as its pint-sized protagonist, but a charming cast wrings respectably engaging drama out of a fairly predictable premise.



Wonder Woman (2017) 99,99,97,100

IMDB: 8.2, RT Aud: 92%, RT Critics: 92%

Thrilling, earnest, and buoyed by Gal Gadot's charismatic performance, Wonder Woman succeeds in spectacular fashion.



I Don't Feel at Home in This World Anymore (2017) 72,76,89,100

IMDB: 7.0, RT Aud: 77%, RT Critics: 88%

I don't feel at home in this world anymore. transcends its unwieldy title to offer timely, intoxicatingly dark observations on gender dynamics and social norms in modern America.



Kong: Skull Island (2017) 73,86,72,100

IMDB: 6.9, RT Aud: 72%, RT Critics: 76%

Offering exhilarating eye candy, solid acting, and a fast-paced story, Kong: Skull Island earns its spot in the movie monster's mythos without ever matching up to the classic original.



Get Out (2017) 98,99,99,100

IMDB: 7.8, RT Aud: 88%, RT Critics: 99%

Funny, scary, and thought-provoking, Get Out seamlessly weaves its trenchant social critiques into a brilliantly effective and entertaining horror/comedy thrill ride.



Silence (2016) 88,76,96,100

IMDB: 7.3, RT Aud: 69%, RT Critics: 85%

Silence ends Martin Scorsese's decades-long creative quest with a thoughtful, emotionally resonant look at spirituality and human nature that stands among the director's finest works.



The Autopsy of Jane Doe (2016) 66,72,79,100

IMDB: 6.8, RT Aud: 70%, RT Critics: 86%

The Autopsy of Jane Doe subverts the gruesome expectations triggered by its title to deliver a smart, suggestively creepy thriller that bolsters director André Ovredal's growing reputation.



Toni Erdmann (2016) 92,83,99,100

IMDB: 7.6, RT Aud: 76%, RT Critics: 92%

Toni Erdmann pairs carefully constructed, three-dimensional characters in a tenderly funny character study that's both genuinely moving and impressively ambitious.



Hell or High Water (2016) 97,99,99,100

IMDB: 7.7, RT Aud: 88%, RT Critics: 97%

Hell or High Water offers a solidly crafted, well-acted Western heist thriller that eschews mindless gunplay in favor of confident pacing and full-bodied characters.



Everybody Wants Some!! (2016) 76,75,96,100

IMDB: 7.0, RT Aud: 69%, RT Critics: 86%

Nostalgic in the best sense, Everybody Wants Some!! finds Richard Linklater ambling through the past with a talented cast, a sweetly meandering story, and a killer classic rock soundtrack.



Don't Breathe (2016) 86,92,90,100

IMDB: 7.2, RT Aud: 79%, RT Critics: 87%

Don't Breathe smartly twists its sturdy premise to offer a satisfyingly tense, chilling addition to the home invasion genre that's all the more effective for its simplicity.



Hidden Figures (2016) 97,99,97,100

IMDB: 7.8, RT Aud: 93%, RT Critics: 92%

In heartwarming, crowd-pleasing fashion, Hidden Figures celebrates overlooked -- and crucial -- contributions from a pivotal moment in American history.



Blue Jay (2016) 76,74,81,100

IMDB: 7.3, RT Aud: 76%, RT Critics: 92%

Amanda is visiting her pregnant sister.



Moonlight (2016) 94,98,99,100

IMDB: 7.5, RT Aud: 80%, RT Critics: 97%

Moonlight uses one man's story to offer a remarkable and brilliantly crafted look at lives too rarely seen in cinema.



Nocturnal Animals (2016) 94,85,88,100

IMDB: 7.5, RT Aud: 73%, RT Critics: 73%

Well-acted and lovely to look at, Nocturnal Animals further underscores writer-director Tom Ford's distinctive visual and narrative skill.



Finding Dory (2016) 92,99,97,100

IMDB: 7.4, RT Aud: 85%, RT Critics: 93%

Funny, poignant, and thought-provoking, Finding Dory delivers a beautifully animated adventure that adds another entertaining chapter to its predecessor's classic story.



13th (2016) 97,95,99,100

IMDB: 8.2, RT Aud: 92%, RT Critics: 95%

13th strikes at the heart of America's tangled racial history, offering observations as incendiary as they are calmly controlled.



Sully (2016) 94,98,92,100

IMDB: 7.5, RT Aud: 85%, RT Critics: 85%

As comfortingly workmanlike as its protagonist, Sully makes solid use of typically superlative work from its star and director to deliver a quietly stirring tribute to an everyday hero.



Deadpool (2016) 99,99,85,100

IMDB: 8.0, RT Aud: 90%, RT Critics: 84%

Fast, funny, and gleefully profane, the fourth-wall-busting Deadpool subverts superhero film formula with wildly entertaining -- and decidedly non-family-friendly -- results.



Kimi no na wa (2016) 99,99,98,100

IMDB: 8.6, RT Aud: 94%, RT Critics: 97%

As beautifully animated as it is emotionally satisfying, Your Name adds another outstanding chapter to writer-director Makoto Shinkai's filmography.



Gimme Danger (2016) 67,65,85,100

IMDB: 7.2, RT Aud: 68%, RT Critics: 94%

Its infectious enthusiasm for its subjects - and Iggy Pop's ingratiating presence - more than make up for the effortlessly entertaining Gimme Danger's relative lack of context or depth.



Lo and Behold, Reveries of the Connected World (2016) 72,70,95,100

IMDB: 7.1, RT Aud: 68%, RT Critics: 93%

Lo and Behold: Reveries of the Connected World finds Werner Herzog bringing his distinctive documentarian gifts to bear on a timely topic with typically thought-provoking results.



Tickled (2016) 87,90,95,100

IMDB: 7.6, RT Aud: 86%, RT Critics: 92%

Tickled uses an investigation into a silly-seeming subculture as the launching point for thought-provoking insights into online bullying and the destructive abilities of the internet.



Christine (2016) 68,69,92,100

IMDB: 7.0, RT Aud: 73%, RT Critics: 88%

Rising on the strength of Rebecca Hall's gripping performance, Christine offers an empathetic look at its subject's public career and painful private life.



O.J.: Made in America (2016) 99,95,99,100

IMDB: 9.0, RT Aud: 98%, RT Critics: 100%

O.J.: Made in America paints a balanced and thorough portrait of the American dream juxtaposed with tragedy and executed with power and skill.



Kedi (2016) 76,95,96,100

IMDB: 7.9, RT Aud: 88%, RT Critics: 96%

Kedi is a cat fancier's dream, but this thoughtful, beautifully filmed look at Istanbul's street feline population offers absorbing viewing for filmgoers of any purr-suasion.



Patriots Day (2016) 90,98,82,100

IMDB: 7.4, RT Aud: 87%, RT Critics: 80%

Patriots Day offers a stirring, solidly crafted tribute to the heroes of a real-life American tragedy without straying into exploitative action thriller territory.



The Beatles: Eight Days a Week - The Touring Years (2016) 90,96,97,100

IMDB: 7.9, RT Aud: 89%, RT Critics: 95%

We love them, yeah, yeah, yeah -- and with archival footage like that, you know The Beatles: Eight Days a Week -- The Touring Years can't be bad.



Zootopia (2016) 99,99,99,100

IMDB: 8.1, RT Aud: 92%, RT Critics: 98%

The brilliantly well-rounded Zootopia offers a thoughtful, inclusive message that's as rich and timely as its sumptuously state-of-the-art animation -- all while remaining fast and funny enough to keep younger viewers entertained.



Ma vie de Courgette (2016) 88,93,99,100

IMDB: 7.8, RT Aud: 86%, RT Critics: 100%

My Life as a Zucchini's silly title and adorable characters belie a sober story whose colorful visuals delight the senses even as it braves dark emotional depths.



Captain Fantastic (2016) 98,96,89,100

IMDB: 7.9, RT Aud: 85%, RT Critics: 82%

Captain Fantastic's thought-provoking themes -- and an absorbing starring turn from Viggo Mortensen -- add up to an above-average family drama with unexpected twists.



Gleason (2016) 84,96,96,100

IMDB: 8.4, RT Aud: 89%, RT Critics: 96%

Gleason stands out among sports-themed documentaries by offering a clear-eyed look at its subject's physical deterioration -- and an intimate portrait of the family affected by his ordeal.



Star Trek Beyond (2016) 83,96,85,100

IMDB: 7.1, RT Aud: 81%, RT Critics: 84%

Star Trek Beyond continues the franchise's post-reboot hot streak with an epic sci-fi adventure that honors the series' sci-fi roots without skimping on the blockbuster action.



Neruda (2016) 72,76,96,100

IMDB: 7.2, RT Aud: 71%, RT Critics: 94%

Inventive, intelligent, and beautifully filmed, Neruda transcends the traditional biopic structure to look at the meaning beyond the details of its subject's life.



Deepwater Horizon (2016) 86,96,87,100

IMDB: 7.2, RT Aud: 82%, RT Critics: 83%

Deepwater Horizon makes effective use of its titular man-made disaster to deliver an uncommonly serious -- yet still suitably gripping -- action thriller.



I Am Not Your Negro (2016) 82,97,99,100

IMDB: 7.5, RT Aud: 83%, RT Critics: 97%

I Am Not Your Negro offers an incendiary snapshot of James Baldwin's crucial observations on American race relations -- and a sobering reminder of how far we've yet to go.



Elle (2016) 83,73,99,100

IMDB: 7.2, RT Aud: 72%, RT Critics: 90%

Elle finds director Paul Verhoeven operating at peak power -- and benefiting from a typically outstanding performance from Isabelle Huppert in the central role.



The Conjuring 2 (2016) 92,98,79,100

IMDB: 7.4, RT Aud: 82%, RT Critics: 80%

The Conjuring 2 can't help but lose a bit of its predecessor's chilly sting through familiarity, but what remains is still a superior ghost story told with spine-tingling skill.



Eddie the Eagle (2016) 91,94,71,100

IMDB: 7.4, RT Aud: 82%, RT Critics: 80%

Eddie the Eagle's amiable sweetness can't disguise its story's many inspirational clichés -- but for many viewers, it will be more than enough to make up for them.



Kubo and the Two Strings (2016) 98,98,99,100

IMDB: 7.9, RT Aud: 87%, RT Critics: 96%

Kubo and the Two Strings matches its incredible animation with an absorbing -- and bravely melancholy -- story that has something to offer audiences of all ages.



Anthropoid (2016) 82,78,66,100

IMDB: 7.2, RT Aud: 71%, RT Critics: 65%

The film follows two soldiers from the Czechoslovakian army-in-exile, Josef Gabcik (Cillian Murphy) and Jan Kubis (Jamie Dornan), who are parachuted into their occupied homeland in December 1941.



Aquarius (2016) 93,81,99,100

IMDB: 7.8, RT Aud: 79%, RT Critics: 96%

Led by a powerful performance from Sônia Braga, Aquarius uses a conflict between a tenant and developers to take an insightful look at the relationship between space and identity.



20th Century Women (2016) 86,81,98,100

IMDB: 7.4, RT Aud: 74%, RT Critics: 89%

20th Century Women offers Annette Bening a too-rare opportunity to shine in a leading role -- and marks another assured step forward for writer-director Mike Mills.



Frantz (2016) 80,83,93,100

IMDB: 7.5, RT Aud: 84%, RT Critics: 89%

Frantz finds writer-director François Ozon thoughtfully probing the aftermath of World War I through the memories and relationships of loved ones left behind.



Fences (2016) 88,91,97,100

IMDB: 7.3, RT Aud: 76%, RT Critics: 93%

From its reunited Broadway stars to its screenplay, the solidly crafted Fences finds its Pulitzer-winning source material fundamentally unchanged -- and still just as powerful.



Umi yori mo mada fukaku (2016) 76,76,97,100

IMDB: 7.5, RT Aud: 81%, RT Critics: 95%

After the Storm crosses cultural lines to offer timeless observations about parental responsibilities, personal bonds, and the capacity for forgiveness.



Moana (2016) 97,99,98,100

IMDB: 7.7, RT Aud: 89%, RT Critics: 95%

With a title character as three-dimensional as its lush animation and a story that adds fresh depth to Disney's time-tested formula, Moana is truly a family-friendly adventure for the ages.



Pete's Dragon (2016) 66,91,93,100

IMDB: 6.8, RT Aud: 73%, RT Critics: 86%

Pete's Dragon continues Disney's current live-action winning streak with an update that gives the original a visual overhaul without overwhelming its sweet, soulful charm.



Before the Flood (2016) 99,81,76,100

IMDB: 8.4, RT Aud: 76%, RT Critics: 71%

This epic documentary follows Leonardo DiCaprio as he travels the world to examine firsthand the effects of climate change, and to learn more about possible ways to prevent catastrophic damage that could make the Earth unsustainable for human life.



The Edge of Seventeen (2016) 90,97,98,100

IMDB: 7.4, RT Aud: 83%, RT Critics: 95%

The Edge of Seventeen's sharp script -- and Hailee Steinfeld's outstanding lead performance -- make this more than just another coming-of-age dramedy.



Quand on a 17 ans (2016) 67,67,75,100

IMDB: 7.2, RT Aud: 78%, RT Critics: 93%

Being 17 rides the roiling emotions of adolescence through a coming-of-age melodrama whose narrative turbulence smartly reflects the confusion of its protagonists.



Florence Foster Jenkins (2016) 71,75,90,100

IMDB: 6.9, RT Aud: 69%, RT Critics: 87%

Florence Foster Jenkins makes poignant, crowd-pleasing dramedy out of its stranger-than-fiction tale -- and does its subject justice with a reliably terrific turn from star Meryl Streep.



Queen of Katwe (2016) 78,96,94,100

IMDB: 7.3, RT Aud: 87%, RT Critics: 92%

Queen of Katwe is a feel-good movie of uncommon smarts and passion, and outstanding performances by Lupita Nyong'o and David Oyelowo help to elevate the film past its cliches.



Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (2016) 92,96,82,100

IMDB: 7.4, RT Aud: 80%, RT Critics: 73%

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them draws on Harry Potter's rich mythology to deliver a spinoff that dazzles with franchise-building magic all its own.



Loving (2016) 73,89,97,100

IMDB: 7.0, RT Aud: 76%, RT Critics: 89%

Loving takes an understated approach to telling a painful -- and still relevant -- real-life tale, with sensitive performances breathing additional life into a superlative historical drama.



Cameraperson (2016) 67,67,99,100

IMDB: 7.5, RT Aud: 73%, RT Critics: 98%

Fresh and inventive yet immediately accessible, Cameraperson distills its subject's life and career into an experience that should prove immediately absorbing even for those unfamiliar with her work.



Paterson (2016) 88,82,99,100

IMDB: 7.4, RT Aud: 71%, RT Critics: 95%

Paterson adds another refreshingly unvarnished entry to Jim Jarmusch's filmography -- and another outstanding performance to Adam Driver's career credits.



10 Cloverfield Lane (2016) 87,93,96,100

IMDB: 7.2, RT Aud: 79%, RT Critics: 90%

Smart, solidly crafted, and palpably tense, 10 Cloverfield Lane makes the most of its confined setting and outstanding cast -- and suggests a new frontier for franchise filmmaking.



Manchester by the Sea (2016) 98,96,99,100

IMDB: 7.9, RT Aud: 78%, RT Critics: 95%

Manchester by the Sea delivers affecting drama populated by full-bodied characters, marking another strong step forward for writer-director Kenneth Lonergan.



The Age of Shadows (2016) 68,70,84,100

IMDB: 7.2, RT Aud: 84%, RT Critics: 100%

The Age of Shadows justifies its imposing length with a richly detailed period drama whose sprawling size is matched by strong acting, impressive craft, and narrative depth.



The Jungle Book (2016) 94,99,97,100

IMDB: 7.5, RT Aud: 86%, RT Critics: 94%

As lovely to behold as it is engrossing to watch, The Jungle Book is the rare remake that actually improves upon its predecessors -- all while setting a new standard for CGI.



Hunt for the Wilderpeople (2016) 98,99,98,100

IMDB: 7.9, RT Aud: 91%, RT Critics: 97%

The charmingly offbeat Hunt for the Wilderpeople unites a solid cast, a talented filmmaker, and a poignant, funny, deeply affecting message.



Hacksaw Ridge (2016) 99,99,92,100

IMDB: 8.2, RT Aud: 92%, RT Critics: 86%

Hacksaw Ridge uses a real-life pacifist's legacy to lay the groundwork for a gripping wartime tribute to faith, valor, and the courage of remaining true to one's convictions.



Koe no katachi (2016) 92,87,75,100

IMDB: 8.3, RT Aud: 89%, RT Critics: 94%

After bullying a deaf girl at school and forcing her to transfer away, Ishida Shouya is himself bullied and ostracized by his classmates.



Captain America: Civil War (2016) 98,99,97,100

IMDB: 7.9, RT Aud: 89%, RT Critics: 90%

Captain America: Civil War begins the next wave of Marvel movies with an action-packed superhero blockbuster boasting a decidedly non-cartoonish plot and the courage to explore thought-provoking themes.



The Founder (2016) 84,91,87,100

IMDB: 7.2, RT Aud: 81%, RT Critics: 83%

The Founder puts Michael Keaton's magnetic performance at the center of a smart, satisfying biopic that traces the rise of one of America's most influential businessmen -- and the birth of one of its most far-reaching industries.



The Young Offenders (2016) 71,71,76,100

IMDB: 7.2, RT Aud: 85%, RT Critics: 100%

Jock is a legendary bike thief who plays a daily game of cat-and-mouse with the bike-theft-obsessed Garda Sergeant Healy.



Sing Street (2016) 98,99,98,100

IMDB: 8.0, RT Aud: 92%, RT Critics: 96%

Sing Street is a feel-good musical with huge heart and irresistible optimism, and its charmimg cast and hummable tunes help to elevate its familiar plotting.



Arrival (2016) 99,98,99,100

IMDB: 8.0, RT Aud: 82%, RT Critics: 93%

Arrival delivers a must-see experience for fans of thinking person's sci-fi that anchors its heady themes with genuinely affecting emotion and a terrific performance from Amy Adams.



For the Love of Spock (2016) 76,79,78,100

IMDB: 7.6, RT Aud: 80%, RT Critics: 100%

And the timing seemed right, as the 50th anniversary of Star Trek the original series was not that far away.



Human Cake (2016) 97,73,80,100

IMDB: 9.7, RT Aud: 76%, RT Critics: 80%

Part character study, part socioeconomic fable, Human Capital offers trenchant commentary as well as absorbing drama.



The Nice Guys (2016) 92,92,96,100

IMDB: 7.4, RT Aud: 79%, RT Critics: 92%

The Nice Guys hearkens back to the buddy comedies of a bygone era while adding something extra courtesy of a knowing script and the irresistible chemistry of its leads.



The Infiltrator (2016) 80,75,67,100

IMDB: 7.1, RT Aud: 72%, RT Critics: 69%

The Infiltrator's compelling fact-based story and tremendously talented cast are often just enough to balance out its derivative narrative and occasionally clunky execution.



Indignation (2016) 65,94,90,100

IMDB: 6.9, RT Aud: 76%, RT Critics: 82%

Indignation proves it's possible to put together an engaging Philip Roth adaptation -- and offers a compelling calling card for debuting writer-director James Schamus.



The Eagle Huntress (2016) 72,96,92,100

IMDB: 7.6, RT Aud: 86%, RT Critics: 92%

Effectively stirring and bolstered by thrilling visuals, The Eagle Huntress uses its heartwarming message to fill up a feature that might have made for an even more powerful short film.



Under the Shadow (2016) 71,74,98,100

IMDB: 7.0, RT Aud: 75%, RT Critics: 98%

Under the Shadow deftly blends seemingly disparate genres to deliver an effective chiller with timely themes and thought-provoking social subtext.



A Monster Calls (2016) 92,97,96,100

IMDB: 7.5, RT Aud: 82%, RT Critics: 86%

A Monster Calls deftly balances dark themes and fantastical elements to deliver an engrossing and uncommonly moving entry in the crowded coming-of-age genre.



Bright Lights: Starring Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds (2016) 84,71,99,100

IMDB: 8.1, RT Aud: 85%, RT Critics: 100%

Bright Lights: Starring Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds is a touching, bittersweet, and ultimately charming love story that serves as a poignantly effective tribute to the strangely complicated, uniquely resilient mother/daughter duo.



All the Way (2016) 80,82,89,100

IMDB: 7.3, RT Aud: 83%, RT Critics: 86%

Anchored by Bryan Cranston's phenomenal performance as LBJ, All the Way is an engrossing portrayal of a complicated man during a pivotal moment in US history.



Doctor Strange (2016) 96,99,93,100

IMDB: 7.6, RT Aud: 87%, RT Critics: 89%

Doctor Strange artfully balances its outré source material against the blockbuster constraints of the MCU, delivering a thoroughly entertaining superhero origin story in the bargain.



Life, Animated (2016) 78,85,95,100

IMDB: 7.5, RT Aud: 82%, RT Critics: 93%

Life, Animated offers a heartwarming look at one family's journey, and a fascinating message that's more than enough to outweigh its unanswered questions.



Tickling Giants (2016) 75,69,75,100

IMDB: 8.6, RT Aud: 91%, RT Critics: 100%

Tickling Giants offers a powerful demonstration of how satire can influence government policy -- and a sobering warning regarding the double-edged effects of regime change.



Tower (2016) 87,88,99,100

IMDB: 8.0, RT Aud: 89%, RT Critics: 100%

Tower probes into a painful chapter of American history with sensitivity and grace -- and revisits its events from a valuable new perspective.



I, Daniel Blake (2016) 96,94,98,100

IMDB: 7.9, RT Aud: 86%, RT Critics: 92%

I, Daniel Blake marks yet another well-told chapter in director Ken Loach's powerfully populist filmography.



Sing (2016) 85,92,71,100

IMDB: 7.2, RT Aud: 73%, RT Critics: 72%

Sing delivers colorfully animated, cheerfully undemanding entertainment with a solid voice cast and a warm-hearted -- albeit familiar -- storyline that lives up to its title.



James White (2015) 68,69,91,100

IMDB: 7.1, RT Aud: 70%, RT Critics: 91%

Led by powerfully complementary performances from Christopher Abbott and Cynthia Nixon, James White offers an affecting calling card for debuting writer-director Josh Mond.



Brooklyn (2015) 94,99,99,100

IMDB: 7.5, RT Aud: 87%, RT Critics: 96%

Brooklyn buttresses outstanding performances from Saoirse Ronan and Emory Cohen with a rich period drama that tugs at the heartstrings as deftly as it satisfies the mind.



Spy (2015) 83,96,92,100

IMDB: 7.1, RT Aud: 79%, RT Critics: 93%

Simultaneously broad and progressive, Spy offers further proof that Melissa McCarthy and writer-director Paul Feig bring out the best in one another -- and delivers scores of belly laughs along the way.



Anomalisa (2015) 84,75,99,100

IMDB: 7.2, RT Aud: 70%, RT Critics: 92%

Anomalisa marks another brilliant and utterly distinctive highlight in Charlie Kaufman's filmography, and a thought-provoking treat for fans of introspective cinema.



Creed (2015) 96,99,98,100

IMDB: 7.6, RT Aud: 89%, RT Critics: 94%

Creed brings the Rocky franchise off the mat for a surprisingly effective seventh round that extends the boxer's saga in interesting new directions while staying true to its classic predecessors' roots.



The Diary of a Teenage Girl (2015) 69,81,98,100

IMDB: 6.9, RT Aud: 73%, RT Critics: 93%

Boldly unconventional and refreshingly honest, Diary of a Teenage Girl is a frank coming-of-age story that addresses its themes -- and its protagonist -- without judgment.



Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief (2015) 98,97,97,100

IMDB: 8.1, RT Aud: 90%, RT Critics: 94%

Thoroughly disquieting but impossible to ignore, Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief is a searing investigative work from a master documentarian.



Black Mass (2015) 73,79,79,100

IMDB: 6.9, RT Aud: 68%, RT Critics: 73%

Black Mass spins a gripping yarn out of its fact-based story -- and leaves audiences with one of Johnny Depp's most compelling performances in years.



The Peanuts Movie (2015) 80,96,87,100

IMDB: 7.1, RT Aud: 76%, RT Critics: 86%

The Peanuts Movie offers a colorful gateway into the world of its classic characters and a sweetly nostalgic -- if relatively unambitious -- treat for the adults who grew up with them.



En man som heter Ove (2015) 94,96,88,100

IMDB: 7.7, RT Aud: 87%, RT Critics: 91%

A Man Called Ove's winsome sincerity -- and Rolf Lassgård's affectingly flinty performance in the title role -- keep it from succumbing to excess sentimentality.



Last Cab to Darwin (2015) 67,75,78,100

IMDB: 7.2, RT Aud: 81%, RT Critics: 90%

In LAST CAB TO DARWIN, Rex (Michael Caton), a cab driver in the mining town Broken Hill, has spent his life avoiding getting close to people - even his best friend and occasional lover Polly (Ningali Lawford-Wolf), who lives across the road.



The Big Short (2015) 98,99,98,100

IMDB: 7.8, RT Aud: 87%, RT Critics: 88%

The Big Short approaches a serious, complicated subject with an impressive attention to detail -- and manages to deliver a well-acted, scathingly funny indictment of its real-life villains in the bargain.



The Hunting Ground (2015) 78,83,96,100

IMDB: 7.4, RT Aud: 84%, RT Critics: 93%

The Hunting Ground isn't director Kirby Dick's strongest work as a filmmaker, but the movie's powerful message more than trumps any technical weaknesses.



Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation (2015) 93,99,96,100

IMDB: 7.4, RT Aud: 87%, RT Critics: 93%

Mission: Impossible Rogue Nation continues the franchise's thrilling resurgence -- and proves that Tom Cruise remains an action star without equal.



Trumbo (2015) 93,90,79,100

IMDB: 7.5, RT Aud: 79%, RT Critics: 73%

Trumbo serves as an honorable and well-acted tribute to a brilliant writer's principled stand, even if it doesn't quite achieve the greatness of its subject's own classic screenplays.



India's Daughter (2015) 82,65,66,100

IMDB: 8.2, RT Aud: 90%, RT Critics: 100%

In Delhi in December 2012, the rape and death of a 23 year old female medical student sparked unprecedented protests throughout India and led to the first glimmers of a change of mindset.



Me and Earl and the Dying Girl (2015) 97,98,95,100

IMDB: 7.8, RT Aud: 86%, RT Critics: 82%

Beautifully scripted and perfectly cast, Me & Earl & the Dying Girl is a coming-of-age movie with uncommon charm and insight.



Green Room (2015) 77,84,97,100

IMDB: 7.0, RT Aud: 75%, RT Critics: 89%

Green Room delivers unapologetic genre thrills with uncommon intelligence and powerfully acted élan.



The Revenant (2015) 99,99,98,100

IMDB: 8.0, RT Aud: 84%, RT Critics: 81%

As starkly beautiful as it is harshly uncompromising, The Revenant uses Leonardo DiCaprio's committed performance as fuel for an absorbing drama that offers punishing challenges -- and rich rewards.



Sicario (2015) 96,98,99,100

IMDB: 7.6, RT Aud: 84%, RT Critics: 93%

Led by outstanding work from Emily Blunt and Benicio del Toro, Sicario is a taut, tightly wound thriller with much more on its mind than attention-getting set pieces.



(Dis)Honesty: The Truth About Lies (2015) 69,65,66,100

IMDB: 7.5, RT Aud: 83%, RT Critics: 88%

From scandalous headlines to little white lies, (Dis)Honesty - The Truth About Lies explores the complex impact dishonesty has on our lives and everyday society.



Tangerine (2015) 72,81,98,100

IMDB: 7.0, RT Aud: 75%, RT Critics: 97%

Tangerine shatters casting conventions and its filmmaking techniques are up-to-the-minute, but it's an old-fashioned comedy at heart -- and a pretty wonderful one at that.



Racing Extinction (2015) 94,76,68,100

IMDB: 8.2, RT Aud: 83%, RT Critics: 78%

The Oceanic Preservation Society, the group behind the Academy Award (R) winning film THE COVE, is back for "6".



Dope (2015) 88,97,92,100

IMDB: 7.3, RT Aud: 84%, RT Critics: 88%

Featuring a starmaking performance from Shameik Moore and a refreshingly original point of view from writer-director Rick Famuyiwa, Dope is smart, insightful entertainment.



McFarland, USA (2015) 88,99,78,100

IMDB: 7.4, RT Aud: 88%, RT Critics: 80%

Disney's inspirational sports drama formula might be old hat, but McFarland, USA proves it still works -- especially with a talented director and eminently likable star in the mix.



Mustang (2015) 94,97,99,100

IMDB: 7.7, RT Aud: 89%, RT Critics: 97%

Mustang delivers a bracing -- and thoroughly timely -- message whose power is further bolstered by the efforts of a stellar ensemble cast.



Slow West (2015) 71,81,95,100

IMDB: 6.9, RT Aud: 75%, RT Critics: 92%

Slow West serves as an impressive calling card for first-time writer-director John M. Maclean -- and offers an inventive treat for fans of the Western.



Far from the Madding Crowd (2015) 80,89,94,100

IMDB: 7.1, RT Aud: 76%, RT Critics: 84%

Far from the Madding Crowd invites tough comparisons to Thomas Hardy's classic novel -- and its previous adaptation -- but stands on its own thanks to strong direction and a talented cast.



All Things Must Pass: The Rise and Fall of Tower Records (2015) 66,83,73,100

IMDB: 7.2, RT Aud: 81%, RT Critics: 96%

In 1999, Tower Records made $1 billion.



Carol (2015) 85,91,99,100

IMDB: 7.2, RT Aud: 73%, RT Critics: 94%

Shaped by Todd Haynes' deft direction and powered by a strong cast led by Cate Blanchett and Rooney Mara, Carol lives up to its groundbreaking source material.



El abrazo de la serpiente (2015) 95,96,99,100

IMDB: 7.9, RT Aud: 84%, RT Critics: 96%

As rich visually as it is thematically, Embrace of the Serpent offers a feast of the senses for film fans seeking a dose of bracing originality.



The Danish Girl (2015) 78,85,75,100

IMDB: 7.0, RT Aud: 73%, RT Critics: 68%

The Danish Girl serves as another showcase for Eddie Redmayne's talent -- and poignantly explores thought-provoking themes with a beautifully filmed biopic drama.



Eye in the Sky (2015) 88,95,95,100

IMDB: 7.3, RT Aud: 83%, RT Critics: 95%

As taut as it is timely, Eye in the Sky offers a powerfully acted -- and unusually cerebral -- spin on the modern wartime political thriller.



Le tout nouveau testament (2015) 81,66,86,100

IMDB: 7.2, RT Aud: 68%, RT Critics: 83%

The Brand New Testament takes a surreal, subversive, and funny look at Biblical themes through a modern -- and refreshingly original -- lens.



Beasts of No Nation (2015) 97,97,97,100

IMDB: 7.8, RT Aud: 92%, RT Critics: 91%

Beasts of No Nation finds writer-director Cary Fukunaga working with a talented cast to offer a sobering, uncompromising, yet still somehow hopeful picture of war's human cost.



Cartel Land (2015) 85,90,96,100

IMDB: 7.4, RT Aud: 81%, RT Critics: 89%

Raw, brutal, and bitter, Cartel Land offers a ground-level look at vigilante efforts to thwart organized crime at the Mexican-American border.



Room (2015) 99,99,99,100

IMDB: 8.2, RT Aud: 93%, RT Critics: 94%

Led by incredible work from Brie Larson and Jacob Tremblay, Room makes for an unforgettably harrowing -- and undeniably rewarding -- experience.



Winter on Fire: Ukraine's Fight for Freedom (2015) 97,85,81,100

IMDB: 8.4, RT Aud: 93%, RT Critics: 91%

What started as peaceful student demonstrations supporting European integration morphed into a full-fledged violent revolution calling for the resignation of the nation's president.



Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015) 93,99,79,100

IMDB: 7.4, RT Aud: 83%, RT Critics: 74%

Exuberant and eye-popping, Avengers: Age of Ultron serves as an overstuffed but mostly satisfying sequel, reuniting its predecessor's unwieldy cast with a few new additions and a worthy foe.



Mr. Holmes (2015) 72,85,91,100

IMDB: 6.9, RT Aud: 70%, RT Critics: 87%

Mr. Holmes focuses on the man behind the mysteries, and while it may lack Baker Street thrills, it more than compensates with tenderly wrought, well-acted drama.



Straight Outta Compton (2015) 98,99,93,100

IMDB: 7.9, RT Aud: 91%, RT Critics: 87%

Straight Outta Compton is a biopic that's built to last, thanks to F. Gary Gray's confident direction and engaging performances from a solid cast.



Best of Enemies (2015) 82,92,95,100

IMDB: 7.6, RT Aud: 86%, RT Critics: 94%

Smart, fascinating, and funny, Best of Enemies takes a penetrating -- and wildly entertaining -- look back at the dawn of pundit politics.



Inside Out (2015) 99,99,99,100

IMDB: 8.2, RT Aud: 89%, RT Critics: 98%

Inventive, gorgeously animated, and powerfully moving, Inside Out is another outstanding addition to the Pixar library of modern animated classics.



Sherpa (2015) 74,73,89,100

IMDB: 7.7, RT Aud: 80%, RT Critics: 97%

A brawl on Everest?



Everest (2015) 83,78,79,100

IMDB: 7.1, RT Aud: 68%, RT Critics: 72%

Everest boasts all the dizzying cinematography a person could hope to get out a movie about mountain climbers, even if it's content to tread less challenging narrative terrain.



The Stanford Prison Experiment (2015) 69,82,82,100

IMDB: 6.9, RT Aud: 76%, RT Critics: 83%

As chillingly thought-provoking as it is absorbing and well-acted, The Stanford Prison Experiment offers historical drama that packs a timelessly relevant punch.



Aferim! (2015) 85,65,93,100

IMDB: 7.7, RT Aud: 75%, RT Critics: 97%

Smart, visually arresting, and scathingly funny, Aferim! depicts a world that many American filmgoers have never seen -- but will still, in many respects, find utterly familiar.



Truman (2015) 79,79,95,100

IMDB: 7.3, RT Aud: 79%, RT Critics: 100%

Well-written, well-acted, and patiently crafted, Truman takes an affecting look at a long friendship separated by distance but undimmed by time.



Ixcanul (2015) 65,74,82,100

IMDB: 7.2, RT Aud: 73%, RT Critics: 100%

Ixcanul opens a window into a little-seen corner of the world -- and finds universal truths about the human condition that should resonate with patient viewers.



Danny Collins (2015) 74,81,67,100

IMDB: 7.0, RT Aud: 73%, RT Critics: 77%

Thanks to Al Pacino's stirring central performance - and excellent work from an esteemed supporting cast -- Danny Collins manages to overcome its more predictable and heavy-handed moments to deliver a heartfelt tale of redemption.



Listen to Me Marlon (2015) 93,93,98,100

IMDB: 8.2, RT Aud: 88%, RT Critics: 96%

Listen to Me Marlon offers a fascinating look at the inner life of a Hollywood icon, told in his own words.



Remember (2015) 85,82,69,100

IMDB: 7.4, RT Aud: 78%, RT Critics: 71%

Remember risks wandering into exploitative territory, but it's bolstered by some of Egoyan's best latter-day directing and a typically stellar performance from Christopher Plummer.



Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens (2015) 99,99,99,100

IMDB: 8.1, RT Aud: 89%, RT Critics: 92%

Packed with action and populated by both familiar faces and fresh blood, The Force Awakens successfully recalls the series' former glory while injecting it with renewed energy.



Shaun the Sheep Movie (2015) 88,94,99,100

IMDB: 7.4, RT Aud: 80%, RT Critics: 98%

Warm, funny, and brilliantly animated, Shaun the Sheep is yet another stop-motion jewel in Aardman's family-friendly crown.



I Am Chris Farley (2015) 75,74,67,100

IMDB: 7.5, RT Aud: 77%, RT Critics: 72%

Sharing insights into the beloved funnyman are such co-stars and colleagues as Christina Applegate, Tom Arnold, Dan Aykroyd, Bo Derek, Pat Finn, Jon Lovitz, Lorne Michaels, Jay Mohr, Mike Myers, Bob Odenkirk, Bob Saget, Adam Sandler, Will Sasso, Molly Shannon, David Spade, Brian Stack and Fred Wolf.



How to Change the World (2015) 65,66,76,100

IMDB: 7.7, RT Aud: 86%, RT Critics: 95%

In 1971 a brave group of young activists set sail from Vancouver in an old fishing boat.



Que Horas Ela Volta? (2015) 91,92,98,100

IMDB: 7.8, RT Aud: 90%, RT Critics: 96%

The Second Mother's compelling characters serve an artfully drawn, thought-provoking story that's beautifully brought to life by a talented cast.



Bone Tomahawk (2015) 81,74,89,100

IMDB: 7.1, RT Aud: 72%, RT Critics: 90%

Bone Tomahawk's peculiar genre blend won't be for everyone, but its gripping performances and a slow-burning story should satisfy those in search of something different.



Jurassic World (2015) 79,97,79,100

IMDB: 7.0, RT Aud: 78%, RT Critics: 71%

Jurassic World can't match the original for sheer inventiveness and impact, but it works in its own right as an entertaining -- and visually dazzling -- popcorn thriller.



Where to Invade Next (2015) 91,87,79,100

IMDB: 7.6, RT Aud: 77%, RT Critics: 78%

Where to Invade Next finds documentarian Michael Moore approaching progressive politics with renewed -- albeit unabashedly one-sided -- vigor.



Hitchcock/Truffaut (2015) 75,83,96,100

IMDB: 7.4, RT Aud: 76%, RT Critics: 95%

Essential viewing for cineastes while still offering rich rewards for neophytes, Hitchcock/Truffaut offers an affectionate -- and well-crafted -- tribute to a legend.



Holding the Man (2015) 77,74,68,100

IMDB: 7.3, RT Aud: 80%, RT Critics: 78%

Together they conquered countless prejudices and challenges to become champions of gay rights.



Krisha (2015) 66,79,98,100

IMDB: 7.1, RT Aud: 79%, RT Critics: 97%

Raw, bracingly honest, and refreshingly unconventional, Krisha wrings fresh -- and occasionally uncomfortable -- truths from a seemingly familiar premise.



The Fear of 13 (2015) 84,72,65,100

IMDB: 7.7, RT Aud: 87%, RT Critics: 92%



Dheepan (2015) 77,83,96,100

IMDB: 7.2, RT Aud: 83%, RT Critics: 88%

Dheepan offers a timely, powerful look at the modern immigrant experience in Europe.



Tab Hunter Confidential (2015) 79,79,75,100

IMDB: 7.8, RT Aud: 96%, RT Critics: 87%

Tab Hunter Confidential offers clear-eyed perspective on a less-examined chapter from Hollywood's past -- and an enjoyable look at the life of a retired former heartthrob.



Suffragette (2015) 70,75,75,100

IMDB: 6.9, RT Aud: 68%, RT Critics: 72%

Suffragette dramatizes an important -- and still painfully relevant -- fact-based story with more than enough craft and sincerity to overcome its flaws.



45 Years (2015) 78,65,99,100

IMDB: 7.1, RT Aud: 67%, RT Critics: 97%

45 Years offers richly thought-provoking rewards for fans of adult cinema -- and a mesmerizing acting showcase for leads Charlotte Rampling and Tom Courtenay.



Requiem for the American Dream (2015) 93,90,83,100

IMDB: 8.1, RT Aud: 85%, RT Critics: 91%

In a series of interviews spanning four years, leftist social critic Noam Chomsky discusses how the concentration of wealth and power among a small elite has polarized American society and brought about the decline of the middle class.



The End of the Tour (2015) 85,93,98,100

IMDB: 7.3, RT Aud: 82%, RT Critics: 91%

Brilliantly performed and smartly unconventional, The End of the Tour pays fitting tribute to a singular talent while offering profoundly poignant observations on the human condition.



The Little Prince (2015) 96,97,91,100

IMDB: 7.8, RT Aud: 84%, RT Critics: 93%

Beautifully animated and faithful to the spirit of its classic source material, The Little Prince is a family-friendly treat that anchors thrilling visuals with a satisfying story.



De Palma (2015) 73,76,98,100

IMDB: 7.4, RT Aud: 85%, RT Critics: 95%

De Palma may not make believers out of the director's detractors, but they'll likely share longtime fans' fascination with his career's worth of entertaining stories.



Bridge of Spies (2015) 96,98,98,100

IMDB: 7.6, RT Aud: 87%, RT Critics: 91%

Bridge of Spies finds new life in Hollywood's classic Cold War espionage thriller formula, thanks to reliably outstanding work from Steven Spielberg and Tom Hanks.



The Hateful Eight (2015) 98,93,93,100

IMDB: 7.8, RT Aud: 76%, RT Critics: 74%

The Hateful Eight offers another well-aimed round from Quentin Tarantino's signature blend of action, humor, and over-the-top violence -- all while demonstrating an even stronger grip on his filmmaking craft.



Spectre (2015) 69,69,68,100

IMDB: 6.8, RT Aud: 61%, RT Critics: 63%

Spectre nudges Daniel Craig's rebooted Bond closer to the glorious, action-driven spectacle of earlier entries, although it's admittedly reliant on established 007 formula.



The Martian (2015) 99,99,98,100

IMDB: 8.0, RT Aud: 91%, RT Critics: 91%

Smart, thrilling, and surprisingly funny, The Martian offers a faithful adaptation of the bestselling book that brings out the best in leading man Matt Damon and director Ridley Scott.



Call Me Lucky (2015) 71,70,83,100

IMDB: 7.6, RT Aud: 79%, RT Critics: 84%

Barry Crimmins was a volatile but brilliant bar comic who became an honored peace activist and influential political satirist.



Cinderella (2015) 78,96,90,100

IMDB: 7.0, RT Aud: 78%, RT Critics: 83%

Refreshingly traditional in a revisionist era, Kenneth Branagh's Cinderella proves Disney hasn't lost any of its old-fashioned magic.



Ant-Man (2015) 90,98,82,100

IMDB: 7.3, RT Aud: 86%, RT Critics: 81%

Led by a charming performance from Paul Rudd, Ant-Man offers Marvel thrills on an appropriately smaller scale -- albeit not as smoothly as its most successful predecessors.



American Sniper (2014) 90,99,82,100

IMDB: 7.3, RT Aud: 84%, RT Critics: 71%

Powered by Clint Eastwood's sure-handed direction and a gripping central performance from Bradley Cooper, American Sniper delivers a tense, vivid tribute to its real-life subject.



A Most Violent Year (2014) 77,77,97,100

IMDB: 7.0, RT Aud: 69%, RT Critics: 89%

Gritty, gripping, and weighted with thought-provoking heft, A Most Violent Year represents another strong entry in writer-director J.C. Chandor's impressive filmography.



Fury (2014) 96,98,85,100

IMDB: 7.6, RT Aud: 84%, RT Critics: 77%

Overall, Fury is a well-acted, suitably raw depiction of the horrors of war that offers visceral battle scenes but doesn't quite live up to its larger ambitions.



Meet the Patels (2014) 67,82,80,100

IMDB: 7.2, RT Aud: 76%, RT Critics: 85%

Meet the Patels works on multiple levels, offering an affably entertaining documentary about one man looking for love while posing thoughtful questions about cultural assimilation and modern romance.



It Follows (2014) 73,68,99,100

IMDB: 6.9, RT Aud: 65%, RT Critics: 96%

Smart, original, and above all terrifying, It Follows is the rare modern horror film that works on multiple levels -- and leaves a lingering sting.



Last Days in Vietnam (2014) 79,91,99,100

IMDB: 7.6, RT Aud: 84%, RT Critics: 95%

As gripping as it is inspiring, Last Days in Vietnam offers a surprisingly fresh -- and heart-wrenching -- perspective on the end of the Vietnam War.



Gone Girl (2014) 99,99,99,100

IMDB: 8.1, RT Aud: 87%, RT Critics: 88%

Dark, intelligent, and stylish to a fault, Gone Girl plays to director David Fincher's sick strengths while bringing the best out of stars Ben Affleck and Rosamund Pike.



Predestination (2014) 94,84,83,100

IMDB: 7.5, RT Aud: 75%, RT Critics: 84%

Fun genre fare with uncommon intelligence, Predestination serves as a better-than-average sci-fi adventure -- and offers a starmaking turn from Sarah Snook.



Court (2014) 80,68,93,100

IMDB: 7.8, RT Aud: 79%, RT Critics: 100%

Court takes a penetrating, timely look at issues facing Indian society while serving as an excellent calling card for debuting writer-director Chaitanya Tamhane.



Interstellar (2014) 99,99,88,100

IMDB: 8.6, RT Aud: 85%, RT Critics: 71%

Interstellar represents more of the thrilling, thought-provoking, and visually resplendent filmmaking moviegoers have come to expect from writer-director Christopher Nolan, even if its intellectual reach somewhat exceeds its grasp.



Paddington (2014) 85,96,98,100

IMDB: 7.2, RT Aud: 80%, RT Critics: 97%

Paddington brings a beloved children's character into the 21st century without sacrificing his essential charm, delivering a family-friendly adventure as irresistibly cuddly as its star.



Calvary (2014) 90,93,96,100

IMDB: 7.4, RT Aud: 80%, RT Critics: 89%

Led by a brilliant performance from Brendan Gleeson, Calvary tackles weighty issues with humor, intelligence, and sensitivity.



The Normal Heart (2014) 97,97,93,100

IMDB: 7.9, RT Aud: 87%, RT Critics: 93%

Thanks to Emmy-worthy performances from a reputable cast, The Normal Heart is not only a powerful, heartbreaking drama, but also a vital document of events leading up to and through the early AIDS crisis.



Chef (2014) 90,98,82,100

IMDB: 7.3, RT Aud: 85%, RT Critics: 86%

Chef's charming cast and sharp, funny script add enough spice to make this feel-good comedy a flavorful -- if familiar -- treat.



22 Jump Street (2014) 83,97,87,100

IMDB: 7.1, RT Aud: 77%, RT Critics: 84%

Boasting even more of the bromantic chemistry between its stars -- and even more of the goofy, good-natured humor that made its predecessor so much fun -- 22 Jump Street is the rare sequel that improves upon the original.



The Fault in Our Stars (2014) 98,99,85,100

IMDB: 7.8, RT Aud: 85%, RT Critics: 80%

Wise, funny, and heartbreaking without resorting to exploitation, The Fault In Our Stars does right by its bestselling source material.



Life Itself (2014) 94,97,99,100

IMDB: 7.9, RT Aud: 88%, RT Critics: 97%

Rich in detail and warmly affectionate, Life Itself offers a joyful yet poignant tribute to a critical cinematic legacy.



Glen Campbell: I'll Be Me (2014) 74,97,92,100

IMDB: 8.0, RT Aud: 88%, RT Critics: 100%

The heartrendingly honest Glen Campbell: I'll Be Me offers a window into Alzheimer's that should prove powerful viewing for Campbell fans and novices alike.



Mr. Peabody & Sherman (2014) 72,93,74,100

IMDB: 6.9, RT Aud: 73%, RT Critics: 79%

Mr. Peabody & Sherman offers a surprisingly entertaining burst of colorful all-ages fun, despite its dated source material and rather convoluted plot.



Timbuktu (2014) 79,86,99,100

IMDB: 7.2, RT Aud: 78%, RT Critics: 99%

Gracefully assembled and ultimately disquieting, Timbuktu is a timely film with a powerful message.



Alive Inside (2014) 87,85,73,100

IMDB: 8.2, RT Aud: 92%, RT Critics: 73%

It's somewhat clumsily expressed, but Alive Inside offers such an uplifting message that it's ultimately hard to resist.



The Skeleton Twins (2014) 66,77,87,100

IMDB: 6.8, RT Aud: 69%, RT Critics: 86%

Led by powerful performances from Kristen Wiig and Bill Hader, The Skeleton Twins effectively mines laughs and tears from family drama.



Next Goal Wins (2014) 79,76,84,100

IMDB: 7.9, RT Aud: 88%, RT Critics: 100%

AGAINST THIS BACKDROP OF SERIAL UNDERACHIEVEMENT, THE TEAM FACE THE DAUNTING PROSPECT OF A QUALIFICATION CAMPAIGN FOR THE UPCOMING 2014 WORLD CUP IN BRAZIL.



Pride (2014) 96,99,96,100

IMDB: 7.8, RT Aud: 89%, RT Critics: 92%

Earnest without being didactic and uplifting without stooping to sentimentality, Pride is a joyous crowd-pleaser that genuinely works.



Kingsman: The Secret Service (2014) 97,98,82,100

IMDB: 7.7, RT Aud: 84%, RT Critics: 74%

Stylish, subversive, and above all fun, Kingsman: The Secret Service finds director Matthew Vaughn sending up the spy genre with gleeful abandon.



PK (2014) 99,95,75,100

IMDB: 8.2, RT Aud: 85%, RT Critics: 86%

In the process PK makes loyal friends and powerful foes.



St. Vincent (2014) 89,92,82,100

IMDB: 7.3, RT Aud: 79%, RT Critics: 78%

St. Vincent offers the considerable pleasure of seeing Bill Murray back in funny form, but drifts into dangerously sentimental territory along the way.



Frank (2014) 77,84,95,100

IMDB: 7.0, RT Aud: 72%, RT Critics: 91%

Funny, clever, and endearingly unusual, Frank transcends its quirky trappings with a heartfelt -- and surprisingly thought-provoking -- story.



Electric Boogaloo: The Wild, Untold Story of Cannon Films (2014) 76,66,87,100

IMDB: 7.4, RT Aud: 82%, RT Critics: 92%

Electric Boogaloo: The Wild, Untold Story of Cannon Films pays tribute to the titular studio with an affectionate look back that's arguably more entertaining than much of Cannon's own B-movie product.



Song of the Sea (2014) 98,99,99,100

IMDB: 8.1, RT Aud: 92%, RT Critics: 98%

Song of the Sea boasts narrative depth commensurate with its visual beauty, adding up to an animated saga overflowing with family-friendly riches.



Nightcrawler (2014) 98,98,99,100

IMDB: 7.9, RT Aud: 85%, RT Critics: 94%

Restless, visually sleek, and powered by a lithe star performance from Jake Gyllenhaal, Nightcrawler offers dark, thought-provoking thrills.



A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night (2014) 74,88,98,100

IMDB: 7.0, RT Aud: 75%, RT Critics: 95%

A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night blends conventional elements into something brilliantly original -- and serves as a striking calling card for writer-director Ana Lily Amirpour.



Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014) 98,99,97,100

IMDB: 7.8, RT Aud: 92%, RT Critics: 88%

Suspenseful and politically astute, Captain America: The Winter Soldier is a superior entry in the Avengers canon and is sure to thrill Marvel diehards.



How to Train Your Dragon 2 (2014) 98,99,98,100

IMDB: 7.9, RT Aud: 90%, RT Critics: 91%

Exciting, emotionally resonant, and beautifully animated, How to Train Your Dragon 2 builds on its predecessor's successes just the way a sequel should.



Big Eyes (2014) 77,77,75,100

IMDB: 7.0, RT Aud: 68%, RT Critics: 71%

Well-acted, thought-provoking, and a refreshing change of pace for Tim Burton, Big Eyes works both as a biopic and as a timelessly relevant piece of social commentary.



The Look of Silence (2014) 97,96,99,100

IMDB: 8.3, RT Aud: 90%, RT Critics: 95%

The Look of Silence delivers a less shocking -- yet just as terribly compelling -- companion piece to Joshua Oppenheimer's The Act of Killing.



Guardians of the Galaxy (2014) 99,99,98,100

IMDB: 8.1, RT Aud: 92%, RT Critics: 91%

Guardians of the Galaxy is just as irreverent as fans of the frequently zany Marvel comic would expect -- as well as funny, thrilling, full of heart, and packed with visual splendor.



The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014) 99,99,99,100

IMDB: 8.1, RT Aud: 86%, RT Critics: 91%

Typically stylish but deceptively thoughtful, The Grand Budapest Hotel finds Wes Anderson once again using ornate visual environments to explore deeply emotional ideas.



Foxcatcher (2014) 78,68,98,100

IMDB: 7.0, RT Aud: 66%, RT Critics: 88%

A chilling true crime drama, Foxcatcher offers Steve Carell, Mark Ruffalo, and Channing Tatum a chance to shine -- and all three of them rise to the challenge.



Rich Hill (2014) 68,78,92,100

IMDB: 7.3, RT Aud: 81%, RT Critics: 84%

As compassionate as it is infuriating, Rich Hill offers a sobering glimpse of American poverty.



The Last Man on the Moon (2014) 70,80,91,100

IMDB: 7.4, RT Aud: 78%, RT Critics: 93%

The Last Man on the Moon takes a justifiably reverent look at a largely unexplored chapter in the history of American space exploration -- and a side of astronaut's lives that's rarely considered.



Mommy (2014) 98,97,98,100

IMDB: 8.1, RT Aud: 89%, RT Critics: 88%

As challenging as it is rewarding, Mommy finds writer-director Xavier Dolan taking another impressive step forward.



20,000 Days on Earth (2014) 85,86,96,100

IMDB: 7.5, RT Aud: 79%, RT Critics: 95%

Revealing yet respectful, 20,000 Days on Earth is essential viewing for any Nick Cave fan.



A Most Wanted Man (2014) 67,67,93,100

IMDB: 6.8, RT Aud: 65%, RT Critics: 87%

Smart, subtle, and steadily absorbing, A Most Wanted Man proves once again that John le Carre books make for sharp, thoughtful thrillers.



The Lego Movie (2014) 98,99,99,100

IMDB: 7.8, RT Aud: 87%, RT Critics: 96%

Boasting beautiful animation, a charming voice cast, laugh-a-minute gags, and a surprisingly thoughtful story, The Lego Movie is colorful fun for all ages.



Big Hero 6 (2014) 98,99,93,100

IMDB: 7.8, RT Aud: 91%, RT Critics: 89%

Agreeably entertaining and brilliantly animated, Big Hero 6 is briskly-paced, action-packed, and often touching.



The Overnighters (2014) 72,87,99,100

IMDB: 7.5, RT Aud: 84%, RT Critics: 98%

Hard-hitting, absorbing, and painfully relevant, The Overnighters offers an urgent and compassionate picture of life in 21st century America.



Seymour: An Introduction (2014) 65,91,95,100

IMDB: 7.6, RT Aud: 79%, RT Critics: 100%

Seymour Bernstein's genuineness shines so brightly in Seymour: An Introduction that viewers will forgive debuting director Ethan Hawke's reverent treatment.



Selma (2014) 93,99,99,100

IMDB: 7.5, RT Aud: 86%, RT Critics: 98%

Fueled by a gripping performance from David Oyelowo, Selma draws inspiration and dramatic power from the life and death of Martin Luther King, Jr. -- but doesn't ignore how far we remain from the ideals his work embodied.



The Dark Horse (2014) 82,83,92,100

IMDB: 7.6, RT Aud: 77%, RT Critics: 96%

Led by an outstanding performance from Cliff Curtis, The Dark Horse tackles complex themes with a richly layered, unpredictable, and deeply affecting story.



The Boxtrolls (2014) 66,68,87,100

IMDB: 6.8, RT Aud: 63%, RT Critics: 75%

While it's far from Laika's best offering, The Boxtrolls is still packed with enough offbeat wit and visual splendor to offer a healthy dose of all-ages entertainment.



What We Do in the Shadows (2014) 95,98,98,100

IMDB: 7.6, RT Aud: 86%, RT Critics: 96%

Smarter, fresher, and funnier than a modern vampire movie has any right to be, What We Do in the Shadows is bloody good fun.



Matt Shepard Is a Friend of Mine (2014) 68,74,90,100

IMDB: 7.6, RT Aud: 86%, RT Critics: 100%

(C) Run Rabbit Run Media



Housebound (2014) 65,79,88,100

IMDB: 6.8, RT Aud: 73%, RT Critics: 97%

Alternately hilarious, gross, and simply diverting, Housebound is the rare horror-comedy that delivers on both fronts.



X-Men: Days of Future Past (2014) 99,99,96,100

IMDB: 8.0, RT Aud: 91%, RT Critics: 90%

X-Men: Days of Future Past combines the best elements of the series to produce a satisfyingly fast-paced outing that ranks among the franchise's finest installments.



The Green Prince (2014) 69,82,80,100

IMDB: 7.3, RT Aud: 83%, RT Critics: 77%

The Green Prince doesn't answer all the questions it raises, but it's still timely, gripping -- and ultimately uplifting -- viewing.



Keep on Keepin' On (2014) 66,90,88,100

IMDB: 7.7, RT Aud: 89%, RT Critics: 97%

Offering keen observations and infectious warmth, Keep On Keepin' On is a joy for jazz buffs and novices alike.



The Salt of the Earth (2014) 98,98,98,100

IMDB: 8.4, RT Aud: 90%, RT Critics: 95%

While the work it honors may pose thorny ethical questions that Salt of the Earth neglects to answer, it remains a shattering, thought-provoking testament to Sebastião Salgado's career.



Love & Mercy (2014) 88,96,97,100

IMDB: 7.4, RT Aud: 85%, RT Critics: 91%

As unconventional and unwieldy as the life and legacy it honors, Love & Mercy should prove moving for Brian Wilson fans while still satisfying neophytes.



Infinitely Polar Bear (2014) 71,73,77,100

IMDB: 7.0, RT Aud: 72%, RT Critics: 79%

Infinitely Polar Bear handles its thorny themes with a somewhat troublesomely light touch, but Mark Ruffalo's complex performance keeps the drama solidly grounded.



Get on Up (2014) 69,84,84,100

IMDB: 6.9, RT Aud: 68%, RT Critics: 79%

With an unforgettable Chadwick Boseman in the starring role, Get On Up offers the Godfather of Soul a fittingly dynamic homage.



The Babadook (2014) 68,86,99,100

IMDB: 6.8, RT Aud: 72%, RT Critics: 98%

The Babadook relies on real horror rather than cheap jump scares -- and boasts a heartfelt, genuinely moving story to boot.



Still Alice (2014) 94,97,94,100

IMDB: 7.5, RT Aud: 85%, RT Critics: 87%

Elevated by a gripping performance from Julianne Moore, Still Alice is a heartfelt drama that honors its delicate themes with bravery and sensitivity.



The Book of Life (2014) 88,96,86,100

IMDB: 7.3, RT Aud: 77%, RT Critics: 82%

The Book of Life's gorgeous animation is a treat, but it's a pity that its story lacks the same level of craft and detail that its thrilling visuals provide.



The Theory of Everything (2014) 97,98,93,100

IMDB: 7.7, RT Aud: 84%, RT Critics: 79%

Part biopic, part love story, The Theory of Everything rises on James Marsh's polished direction and the strength of its two leads.



She's Beautiful When She's Angry (2014) 68,79,88,100

IMDB: 7.8, RT Aud: 86%, RT Critics: 94%

SHE'S BEAUTIFUL takes us from the founding of NOW, when ladies wore hats and gloves, to the emergence of more radical factions of women's liberation; from intellectuals like Kate Millett to the street theatrics of WITCH (Women's International Conspiracy from Hell!).



Copenhagen (2014) 77,73,67,100

IMDB: 7.2, RT Aud: 81%, RT Critics: 93%

When William meets pretty local girl Effy (Frederikke Dahl Hansen), they set off on an adventure to find his grandfather.



Fed Up (2014) 90,95,85,100

IMDB: 7.7, RT Aud: 83%, RT Critics: 80%

Compelling and troubling in equal measure, Fed Up is an advocacy documentary that earns its outrage.



Ex Machina (2014) 97,99,99,100

IMDB: 7.7, RT Aud: 86%, RT Critics: 92%

Ex Machina leans heavier on ideas than effects, but it's still a visually polished piece of work -- and an uncommonly engaging sci-fi feature.



Beyond the Lights (2014) 67,94,79,100

IMDB: 6.9, RT Aud: 75%, RT Critics: 82%

Thanks to smart direction and a powerhouse performance from Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Beyond the Lights transcends its formulaic storyline to deliver thoroughly entertaining drama.



Wild (2014) 82,92,96,100

IMDB: 7.1, RT Aud: 75%, RT Critics: 89%

Powerfully moving and emotionally resonant, Wild finds director Jean-Marc Vallée and star Reese Witherspoon working at the peak of their respective powers.



The Internet's Own Boy: The Story of Aaron Swartz (2014) 97,95,88,100

IMDB: 8.1, RT Aud: 91%, RT Critics: 93%

Informative and enraging in equal measure, The Internet's Own Boy: The Story of Aaron Swartz uses its subject's tragic tale to deliver an impassioned call to action.



The One I Love (2014) 79,80,85,100

IMDB: 7.1, RT Aud: 76%, RT Critics: 80%

The One I Love doesn't take its intriguing premise quite as far as it could, but it still adds up to an ambitious, well-acted look at love and marriage.



99 Homes (2014) 78,82,96,100

IMDB: 7.1, RT Aud: 78%, RT Critics: 92%

Fueled by powerful acting and a taut, patiently constructed narrative, 99 Homes is a modern economic parable whose righteous fury is matched by its intelligence and compassion.



The Imitation Game (2014) 99,99,97,100

IMDB: 8.1, RT Aud: 91%, RT Critics: 90%

With an outstanding starring performance from Benedict Cumberbatch illuminating its fact-based story, The Imitation Game serves as an eminently well-made entry in the "prestige biopic" genre.



Boyhood (2014) 98,98,99,100

IMDB: 7.9, RT Aud: 81%, RT Critics: 97%

Epic in technical scale but breathlessly intimate in narrative scope, Boyhood is a sprawling investigation of the human condition.



Testament of Youth (2014) 84,86,86,100

IMDB: 7.3, RT Aud: 78%, RT Critics: 82%

Testament of Youth is well-acted and beautifully filmed, adding up to an enriching if not adventurous experience for fans of British period dramas.



Dawn of the Planet of the Apes (2014) 96,99,98,100

IMDB: 7.6, RT Aud: 88%, RT Critics: 90%

With intelligence and emotional resonance to match its stunning special effects, Dawn of the Planet of the Apes expands on its predecessor with an exciting and ambitious burst of sci-fi achievement.



Toy Story That Time Forgot (2014) 74,72,67,100

IMDB: 7.2, RT Aud: 83%, RT Critics: 100%

During a post-Christmas play date, the gang find themselves in uncharted territory when the coolest set of action figures ever turn out to be dangerously delusional.



Citizenfour (2014) 98,98,99,100

IMDB: 8.1, RT Aud: 87%, RT Critics: 96%

Part real-life thriller, part sobering examination of 21st century civil liberties, Citizenfour transcends ideology to offer riveting, must-see cinema.



All This Mayhem (2014) 83,76,73,100

IMDB: 7.9, RT Aud: 90%, RT Critics: 100%

Brothers Tas and Ben Pappas, two boys from Melbourne who took the skateboarding world by storm, defeated Tony Hawk and crowned International World Champions within a year.



'71 (2014) 84,93,97,100

IMDB: 7.2, RT Aud: 81%, RT Critics: 96%

Powerfully directed and acted, '71 stays true to its fact-based origins while remaining as gripping as any solidly crafted action thriller.



Red Army (2014) 86,92,97,100

IMDB: 7.7, RT Aud: 85%, RT Critics: 96%

Fun and fascinating, Red Army delivers absorbing documentary drama for hockey fans and sports novices alike.



Cold in July (2014) 65,65,86,100

IMDB: 6.8, RT Aud: 67%, RT Critics: 86%

Boasting plenty of twists, a suitably seedy tone, and a memorable supporting turn from Don Johnson, Cold in July proves an uncommonly rewarding thriller.



An Honest Liar (2014) 83,86,90,100

IMDB: 7.5, RT Aud: 89%, RT Critics: 97%

A thoughtful and surprisingly layered documentary enlivened by its subject, An Honest Liar serves as a well-deserved tribute to a fascinating life.



Whiplash (2014) 99,99,99,100

IMDB: 8.5, RT Aud: 94%, RT Critics: 94%

Intense, inspiring, and well-acted, Whiplash is a brilliant sophomore effort from director Damien Chazelle and a riveting vehicle for stars J.K. Simmons and Miles Teller.



The Drop (2014) 82,86,89,100

IMDB: 7.1, RT Aud: 76%, RT Critics: 88%

There's no shortage of similarly themed crime dramas, but The Drop rises above the pack with a smartly written script and strong cast.



Theeb (2014) 79,83,95,100

IMDB: 7.3, RT Aud: 76%, RT Critics: 96%

Led by an outstanding performance from Jacir Eid Al-Hwietat in the title role, Theeb is a startlingly assured first effort from director/co-writer Naji Abu Nowar.



The Battered Bastards of Baseball (2014) 83,79,76,100

IMDB: 8.1, RT Aud: 94%, RT Critics: 100%

What did Deputy Clem from Bonanza know about baseball?



Dirty Wars (2013) 85,74,91,100

IMDB: 7.5, RT Aud: 74%, RT Critics: 83%

Some viewers may find fault with director Rick Rowley's filmmaking methods, but they aren't distracting enough to keep Dirty Wars from serving as a terribly compelling argument against elements of American foreign policy.



Blue Jasmine (2013) 90,92,99,100

IMDB: 7.3, RT Aud: 77%, RT Critics: 91%

Woody Allen's Blue Jasmine finds the director in peak late-period form -- and benefiting from a superb cast led by Cate Blanchett.



Tim's Vermeer (2013) 89,96,93,100

IMDB: 7.8, RT Aud: 86%, RT Critics: 89%

Entertaining and profound in equal measure, Tim's Vermeer uses its seemingly esoteric subject to pose fascinating questions about art and obsession.



The Kings of Summer (2013) 85,90,83,100

IMDB: 7.2, RT Aud: 77%, RT Critics: 75%

Thanks to charming performances and endearingly off-kilter spirit, The Kings of Summer proves to be a slight, sweet entry in the crowded coming-of-age genre.



The Selfish Giant (2013) 80,89,97,100

IMDB: 7.3, RT Aud: 81%, RT Critics: 97%

Starkly emotional and beautifully directed, The Selfish Giant uses a lovely script and some powerful performances to present some of the best that modern British cinema has to offer.



Coherence (2013) 85,84,92,100

IMDB: 7.2, RT Aud: 80%, RT Critics: 88%

A case study in less-is-more filmmaking, Coherence serves as a compelling low-budget calling card for debuting writer-director James Ward Byrkit.



Snowpiercer (2013) 79,87,99,100

IMDB: 7.0, RT Aud: 72%, RT Critics: 94%

Snowpiercer offers an audaciously ambitious action spectacular for filmgoers numb to effects-driven blockbusters.



Saving Mr. Banks (2013) 94,98,88,100

IMDB: 7.5, RT Aud: 84%, RT Critics: 78%

Aggressively likable and sentimental to a fault, Saving Mr. Banks pays tribute to the Disney legacy with excellent performances and sweet, high-spirited charm.



Ida (2013) 90,93,99,100

IMDB: 7.4, RT Aud: 79%, RT Critics: 95%

Empathetically written, splendidly acted, and beautifully photographed, Ida finds director Pawel Pawlikowski revisiting his roots to powerful effect.



Tracks (2013) 81,80,86,100

IMDB: 7.2, RT Aud: 77%, RT Critics: 81%

What Tracks lacks in excitement, it more than makes up with gorgeous cinematography and Mia Wasikowska's outstanding performance.



Pacific Rim (2013) 79,97,76,100

IMDB: 7.0, RT Aud: 77%, RT Critics: 71%

It may sport more style than substance, but Pacific Rim is a solid modern creature feature bolstered by fantastical imagery and an irresistible sense of fun.



Metallica Through the Never (2013) 79,88,72,100

IMDB: 7.2, RT Aud: 73%, RT Critics: 79%

Imaginatively shot and edited, Metallica Through the Never is an electrifying, immersive concert film, though its fictional sequences are slightly less assured.



The Rocket (2013) 70,93,92,100

IMDB: 7.3, RT Aud: 83%, RT Critics: 96%

A feel-good success crafted with care, Kim Mordaunt's story of two young kids in Laos is a heartfelt audience pleaser while remaining sensitive toward its subjects.



The Inevitable Defeat of Mister & Pete (2013) 80,95,77,100

IMDB: 7.5, RT Aud: 88%, RT Critics: 91%

The Inevitable Defeat of Mister & Pete uses its compelling streetwise setting -- and powerful performances from its young leads -- to offer a refreshing twist on the coming-of-age formula.



Warm Bodies (2013) 74,94,82,100

IMDB: 6.9, RT Aud: 73%, RT Critics: 80%

Warm Bodies offers a sweet, well-acted spin on a genre that all too often lives down to its brain-dead protagonists.



Toy Story of Terror (2013) 88,89,80,100

IMDB: 7.6, RT Aud: 84%, RT Critics: 93%

What starts out as a fun road trip for the Toy Story gang takes an unexpected turn for the worse when the trip detours to a roadside motel.



The Croods (2013) 87,97,71,100

IMDB: 7.2, RT Aud: 77%, RT Critics: 70%

While it may not be as (ahem) evolved as the best modern animated fare, The Croods will prove solidly entertaining for families seeking a fast-paced, funny cartoon adventure.



The Spectacular Now (2013) 82,92,98,100

IMDB: 7.1, RT Aud: 76%, RT Critics: 92%

The Spectacular Now is an adroit, sensitive film that avoids typical coming-of-age story trappings.



Behind the Candelabra (2013) 75,75,99,100

IMDB: 7.0, RT Aud: 71%, RT Critics: 94%

Affectionate without sacrificing honesty, Behind the Candelabra couples award-worthy performances from Michael Douglas and Matt Damon with some typically sharp direction from Steven Soderbergh.



Before Midnight (2013) 98,97,99,100

IMDB: 7.9, RT Aud: 82%, RT Critics: 98%

Building on the first two installments in Richard Linklater's well-crafted Before trilogy, Before Midnight offers intelligent, powerfully acted perspectives on love, marriage, and long-term commitment.



Fruitvale Station (2013) 93,99,99,100

IMDB: 7.5, RT Aud: 87%, RT Critics: 93%

Passionate and powerfully acted, Fruitvale Station serves as a celebration of life, a condemnation of death, and a triumph for star Michael B. Jordan.



Let the Fire Burn (2013) 73,81,96,100

IMDB: 7.9, RT Aud: 91%, RT Critics: 97%

Smartly edited and heartbreakingly compelling, Let the Fire Burn uses archival footage to uncover a troubling -- and still deeply resonant -- chapter in American history.



I Am Divine (2013) 75,87,89,100

IMDB: 7.7, RT Aud: 83%, RT Critics: 96%

With warmth and affection, I Am Divine offers an engaging portrait of the complex personality behind a trailblazing cinematic figure.



Captain Phillips (2013) 98,99,99,100

IMDB: 7.8, RT Aud: 89%, RT Critics: 93%

Smart, powerfully acted, and incredibly intense, Captain Phillips offers filmgoers a Hollywood biopic done right -- and offers Tom Hanks a showcase for yet another brilliant performance.



Muscle Shoals (2013) 81,96,93,100

IMDB: 7.7, RT Aud: 89%, RT Critics: 96%

Essential for soul fans and entertaining for novices, Muscle Shoals offers a compelling, warts-and-all glimpse at one of the most fascinating stories in modern American music.



Good Ol' Freda (2013) 66,69,66,100

IMDB: 7.3, RT Aud: 78%, RT Critics: 84%

In GOOD OL' FREDA, Freda tells her stories for the first time in 50 years.



Ilo Ilo (2013) 72,80,94,100

IMDB: 7.3, RT Aud: 78%, RT Critics: 100%

Quietly compassionate and rich in detail, Ilo Ilo is a strikingly mature debut from writer-director Anthony Chen.



The East (2013) 66,66,78,100

IMDB: 6.8, RT Aud: 64%, RT Critics: 73%

Tense, thoughtful, and deftly paced, The East is a political thriller that never loses sight of the human element.



Her (2013) 99,98,99,100

IMDB: 8.0, RT Aud: 82%, RT Critics: 94%

Sweet, soulful, and smart, Spike Jonze's Her uses its just-barely-sci-fi scenario to impart wryly funny wisdom about the state of modern human relationships.



The Punk Singer (2013) 72,84,93,100

IMDB: 7.4, RT Aud: 83%, RT Critics: 89%

It verges on hagiography, but given the deeply compelling nature of its subject's story, The Punk Singer can be forgiven its lack of objectivity.



Blood Brother (2013) 83,90,76,100

IMDB: 8.3, RT Aud: 89%, RT Critics: 72%

Every day he encounters the bitter reality of HIV infection.



Particle Fever (2013) 80,94,95,100

IMDB: 7.4, RT Aud: 83%, RT Critics: 95%

The concepts behind its heady subject matter may fly over the heads of most viewers, but Particle Fever presents it in such a way that even the least science-inclined viewers will find themselves enraptured.



Only Lovers Left Alive (2013) 88,84,94,100

IMDB: 7.3, RT Aud: 74%, RT Critics: 86%

Worth watching for Tom Hiddleston and Tilda Swinton's performances alone, Only Lovers Left Alive finds writer-director Jim Jarmusch adding a typically offbeat entry to the vampire genre.



God Loves Uganda (2013) 66,77,85,100

IMDB: 7.5, RT Aud: 77%, RT Critics: 100%

Academy Award-winning filmmaker Roger Ross Williams (Music by Prudence) explores the role of the American Evangelical movement in fueling Uganda's terrifying turn towards biblical law and the proposed death penalty for homosexuality in this enlightening but shocking expose.



Starred Up (2013) 89,96,98,100

IMDB: 7.4, RT Aud: 84%, RT Critics: 99%

Smart, hard-hitting, and queasily realistic, Starred Up is an instant classic of U.K. prison cinema.



Blue Ruin (2013) 81,89,98,100

IMDB: 7.1, RT Aud: 79%, RT Critics: 96%

Smart, stripped-down, and thrillingly grim, Blue Ruin proves that a well-told revenge story can still leave its audience on the edge of their seat.



The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (2013) 96,99,96,100

IMDB: 7.6, RT Aud: 89%, RT Critics: 88%

Smart, smoothly directed, and enriched with a deeper exploration of the franchise's thought-provoking themes, Catching Fire proves a thoroughly compelling second installment in the Hunger Games series.



Springsteen & I (2013) 66,79,67,100

IMDB: 7.4, RT Aud: 79%, RT Critics: 88%

Baillie Walsh directs for Scott Free London.



42 (2013) 93,99,82,100

IMDB: 7.5, RT Aud: 85%, RT Critics: 78%

42 is an earnest, inspirational, and respectfully told biography of an influential American sports icon, though it might be a little too safe and old-fashioned for some.



Trance (2013) 78,66,71,100

IMDB: 7.0, RT Aud: 62%, RT Critics: 67%

As stylish as ever, director Danny Boyle seems to be treading water with the surprisingly thinly written Trance -- but for fans of Boyle's work, it should still prove a trippily entertaining distraction.



Short Term 12 (2013) 98,99,99,100

IMDB: 8.0, RT Aud: 93%, RT Critics: 98%

Short Term 12 is an emphatic, revealing drama that pulls audiences into the perspective of neglected youths.



Philomena (2013) 95,99,98,100

IMDB: 7.6, RT Aud: 89%, RT Critics: 92%

Based on a powerful true story and led by note-perfect performances from Judi Dench and Steve Coogan, Philomena offers a profoundly affecting drama for adult filmgoers of all ages.



The Armstrong Lie (2013) 74,77,86,100

IMDB: 7.2, RT Aud: 75%, RT Critics: 83%

Smartly constructed and scathingly sharp, The Armstrong Lie presents an effective indictment of its unscrupulous subject -- as well as the sports culture that spawned him.



Despicable Me 2 (2013) 93,99,75,100

IMDB: 7.4, RT Aud: 85%, RT Critics: 73%

Despicable Me 2 offers plenty of eye-popping visual inventiveness and a number of big laughs.



Sound City (2013) 92,98,92,100

IMDB: 7.8, RT Aud: 90%, RT Critics: 100%

Smart, affectionate, and unabashedly sincere, Sound City pairs a great soundtrack with a well-argued ode to one of rock 'n' roll's most fondly remembered bygone eras.



Furious 6 (2013) 83,99,76,100

IMDB: 7.1, RT Aud: 82%, RT Critics: 79%

Serving up a fresh round of over-the-top thrills while adding unexpected dramatic heft, Furious 7 keeps the franchise moving in more ways than one.



Nebraska (2013) 96,98,99,100

IMDB: 7.7, RT Aud: 83%, RT Critics: 91%

Elegant in its simplicity and poetic in its message, Nebraska adds another stirringly resonant chapter to Alexander Payne's remarkable filmography.



Cutie and the Boxer (2013) 71,81,96,100

IMDB: 7.2, RT Aud: 75%, RT Critics: 95%

A beautifully-made documentary that explores the challenges and richness of both marriage and art through the lens of a fascinating and complex couple.



Nymphomaniac: Vol. I (2013) 78,74,82,100

IMDB: 7.0, RT Aud: 69%, RT Critics: 74%

Darkly funny, fearlessly bold, and thoroughly indulgent, Nymphomaniac finds Lars von Trier provoking viewers with customary abandon.



The Crash Reel (2013) 92,96,94,100

IMDB: 8.2, RT Aud: 94%, RT Critics: 95%

Smart, compassionate, and moving, The Crash Reel uses the familiar sport-doc formula to subvert expectations and ask challenging questions about ambition and achievement.



Mistaken for Strangers (2013) 73,87,92,100

IMDB: 7.3, RT Aud: 85%, RT Critics: 91%

A suitably complicated look at fraternal bonds, Mistaken for Strangers offers more depth and insight than the usual tour documentary.



Inside Llewyn Davis (2013) 92,86,99,100

IMDB: 7.4, RT Aud: 74%, RT Critics: 93%

Smart, funny, and profoundly melancholy, Inside Llewyn Davis finds the Coen brothers in fine form.



The Stone Roses: Made of Stone (2013) 68,65,70,100

IMDB: 7.3, RT Aud: 76%, RT Critics: 73%

In 2012, a resurrection no one thought possible took place when legendary band, The Stone Roses reformed after 16 years.



August: Osage County (2013) 85,78,67,100

IMDB: 7.2, RT Aud: 65%, RT Critics: 64%

The sheer amount of acting going on in August: Osage County threatens to overwhelm, but when the actors involved are as talented as Meryl Streep and Julia Roberts, it's difficult to complain.



Metro Manila (2013) 85,87,85,100

IMDB: 7.6, RT Aud: 91%, RT Critics: 93%

Infusing thriller tropes with a searing glimpse of modern-day corruption, Metro Manila is just as gripping as any action blockbuster -- and twice as thought-provoking.



Narco Cultura (2013) 66,80,90,100

IMDB: 7.2, RT Aud: 78%, RT Critics: 87%

Disturbing, thought-provoking, and timely, Narco Cultura sheds some crucial light on an important -- and underserved -- subject.



Frozen (2013) 95,99,97,100

IMDB: 7.5, RT Aud: 86%, RT Critics: 89%

Beautifully animated, smartly written, and stocked with singalong songs, Frozen adds another worthy entry to the Disney canon.



Star Trek Into Darkness (2013) 98,99,96,100

IMDB: 7.8, RT Aud: 90%, RT Critics: 86%

Visually spectacular and suitably action packed, Star Trek Into Darkness is a rock-solid installment in the venerable sci-fi franchise, even if it's not as fresh as its predecessor.



An Adventure in Space and Time (2013) 94,72,90,100

IMDB: 8.3, RT Aud: 92%, RT Critics: 95%

Fun, clever, and eminently accessible, An Adventure in Space and Time offers entertaining viewing for Doctor Who newcomers and diehards alike.



Monsters University (2013) 90,99,82,100

IMDB: 7.3, RT Aud: 81%, RT Critics: 78%

Offering Monsters, Inc. fans a return visit with beloved characters, Monsters University delivers funny and thoughtful family entertainment for viewers of any age.



The Way Way Back (2013) 92,98,93,100

IMDB: 7.4, RT Aud: 84%, RT Critics: 84%

Despite its familiar themes, The Way Way Back makes use of its talented cast, finely tuned script, and an abundance of charm to deliver a funny and satisfying coming-of-age story.



12 Years a Slave (2013) 99,99,99,100

IMDB: 8.1, RT Aud: 90%, RT Critics: 95%

It's far from comfortable viewing, but 12 Years a Slave's unflinchingly brutal look at American slavery is also brilliant -- and quite possibly essential -- cinema.



Blackfish (2013) 99,99,98,100

IMDB: 8.1, RT Aud: 90%, RT Critics: 98%

Blackfish is an aggressive, impassioned documentary that will change the way you look at performance killer whales.



Gore Vidal: The United States of Amnesia (2013) 70,71,72,100

IMDB: 7.8, RT Aud: 85%, RT Critics: 80%

Gore Vidal's professional life spans more than 50 years of American politics and letters.



Is the Man Who Is Tall Happy?: An Animated Conversation with Noam Chomsky (2013) 66,75,82,100

IMDB: 7.1, RT Aud: 68%, RT Critics: 91%

Director Michel Gondry (Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind) applies his playful imagination to animating a series of conversations with the esteemed linguist, philosopher, political commentator and activist Noam Chomsky.



Which Way Is the Front Line from Here? The Life and Time of Tim Hetherington (2013) 65,75,74,100

IMDB: 7.8, RT Aud: 94%, RT Critics: 100%

Those moments ended a brilliant ten-year career in which Hetherington not only covered such dramatic frontline stories as Liberia and Afghanistan, but also transcended the conventional boundaries of image-making to become one of the most important journalists of his generation.



Rush (2013) 99,99,96,100

IMDB: 8.1, RT Aud: 88%, RT Critics: 89%

A sleek, slick, well-oiled machine, Rush is a finely crafted sports drama with exhilarating race sequences and strong performances from Chris Hemsworth and Daniel Brühl.



Locke (2013) 82,77,97,100

IMDB: 7.1, RT Aud: 71%, RT Critics: 90%

A one-man show set in a single confined location, Locke demands a powerful performance -- and gets it from a never-more-compelling Tom Hardy.



All Is Lost (2013) 72,67,99,100

IMDB: 6.9, RT Aud: 63%, RT Critics: 93%

Anchored by another tremendous performance in a career full of them, All Is Lost offers a moving, eminently worthwhile testament to Robert Redford's ability to hold the screen.



Belle (2013) 88,97,86,100

IMDB: 7.4, RT Aud: 82%, RT Critics: 83%

It boasts all the surface beauty that fans of period pictures have come to expect, but Belle also benefits from its stirring performances and subtle social consciousness.



The Unknown Known (2013) 67,70,80,100

IMDB: 7.1, RT Aud: 69%, RT Critics: 82%

Viewers hoping to see Donald Rumsfeld admit making mistakes in public office (or hoping Errol Morris will force him to give straight answers) may find The Unknown Known frustrating -- but no less fascinating.



Gravity (2013) 98,99,99,100

IMDB: 7.8, RT Aud: 80%, RT Critics: 96%

Alfonso Cuarón's Gravity is an eerie, tense sci-fi thriller that's masterfully directed and visually stunning.



About Time (2013) 98,98,67,100

IMDB: 7.8, RT Aud: 81%, RT Critics: 69%

Beautifully filmed and unabashedly sincere, About Time finds director Richard Curtis at his most sentimental.



After Tiller (2013) 65,72,92,100

IMDB: 7.5, RT Aud: 85%, RT Critics: 94%

After Tiller applies empathy, honesty, and graceful understatement to a discussion that all too often lacks them all.



Lone Survivor (2013) 94,99,75,100

IMDB: 7.5, RT Aud: 87%, RT Critics: 75%

A true account of military courage and survival, Lone Survivor wields enough visceral power to mitigate its heavy-handed jingoism.



The Conjuring (2013) 95,98,91,100

IMDB: 7.5, RT Aud: 82%, RT Critics: 85%

Well-crafted and gleefully creepy, The Conjuring ratchets up dread through a series of effective old-school scares.



Finding Vivian Maier (2013) 90,96,94,100

IMDB: 7.7, RT Aud: 89%, RT Critics: 94%

Narratively gripping, visually striking, and ultimately thought-provoking, Finding Vivian Maier shines an overdue spotlight on its subject's long-hidden brilliance.



American Hustle (2013) 90,94,99,100

IMDB: 7.3, RT Aud: 74%, RT Critics: 93%

Riotously funny and impeccably cast, American Hustle compensates for its flaws with unbridled energy and some of David O. Russell's most irrepressibly vibrant direction.



Omar (2013) 89,91,93,100

IMDB: 7.6, RT Aud: 83%, RT Critics: 90%

Twisty and riveting, Omar is a well-directed crime drama with uncommon depth.



Dallas Buyers Club (2013) 99,99,98,100

IMDB: 8.0, RT Aud: 91%, RT Critics: 93%

Dallas Buyers Club rests squarely on Matthew McConaughey's scrawny shoulders, and he carries the burden gracefully with what might be a career-best performance.



We Steal Secrets: The Story of WikiLeaks (2013) 65,86,97,100

IMDB: 6.9, RT Aud: 75%, RT Critics: 92%

As fascinating as it is provocative, We Steal Secrets: The Story of Wikileaks presents another documentary triumph for director Alex Gibney, as well as a troubling look at one of the more meaningful issues of our time.



Apur Panchali (2013) 74,83,99,100

IMDB: 8.3, RT Aud: 79%, RT Critics: 95%

Jafar Panahi's Taxi offers another round of trenchant societal commentary from a director whose entire filmography stands as a daring act of dissent.



Charlie's Country (2013) 65,70,86,100

IMDB: 7.3, RT Aud: 86%, RT Critics: 93%

Powerfully performed and beautifully directed, Charlie's Country uses its protagonist's personal saga to explore poignant universal themes.



The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug (2013) 99,99,82,100

IMDB: 7.9, RT Aud: 85%, RT Critics: 74%

While still slightly hamstrung by "middle chapter" narrative problems and its formidable length, The Desolation of Smaug represents a more confident, exciting second chapter for the Hobbit series.



Inequality for All (2013) 93,98,91,100

IMDB: 8.1, RT Aud: 88%, RT Critics: 90%

While it arrives in a glut of similarly themed documentaries, Inequality for All distinguishes itself with a compelling presentation of an important message, as well as much-needed splashes of wit.



Enough Said (2013) 81,86,97,100

IMDB: 7.1, RT Aud: 75%, RT Critics: 95%

Wryly charming, impeccably acted, and ultimately quite bittersweet, Enough Said is a grown-up movie in the best possible way.



Barbara (2012) 77,75,95,100

IMDB: 7.2, RT Aud: 76%, RT Critics: 93%

Smart, solidly grafted, and thoroughly gripping, Barbara offers a deliberately paced, subtly powerful character study.



Everything or Nothing (2012) 73,74,71,100

IMDB: 7.6, RT Aud: 87%, RT Critics: 100%

The film focuses on three men with a shared dream - Bond producers Albert R. Broccoli, Harry Saltzman and author Ian Fleming.



Laurence Anyways (2012) 90,77,82,100

IMDB: 7.6, RT Aud: 78%, RT Critics: 83%

Passionate and powerfully acted, Laurence Anyways sometimes strains to achieve its narrative ambitions (and fill its three-hour running time), but ultimately succeeds.



More Than Honey (2012) 80,85,84,100

IMDB: 7.6, RT Aud: 79%, RT Critics: 100%

MORE THAN HONEY, a new documentary by the Swiss filmmaker Marcus Imhoof, is looking into the fascinating world of bees, showing small family beekeepers (including the beekeeper of ERSTE Foundation beehive, Heidrun Singer) and industrialized honey farms.



The Other Dream Team (2012) 92,91,80,100

IMDB: 8.4, RT Aud: 88%, RT Critics: 87%

Led by the unique skills of Sarunas Marciulionis and Arvydas Sabonis, the 1992 Lithuanian Olympic basketball team helped their country break free from the shackles of Communism.



Ted (2012) 79,95,68,100

IMDB: 7.0, RT Aud: 73%, RT Critics: 67%

Ted's "romance versus bromance" plot is familiar, but the film's held aloft by the high-concept central premise and a very funny (albeit inconsistent) script.



Django Unchained (2012) 99,99,99,100

IMDB: 8.4, RT Aud: 91%, RT Critics: 87%

Bold, bloody, and stylistically daring, Django Unchained is another incendiary masterpiece from Quentin Tarantino.



Populaire (2012) 66,73,74,100

IMDB: 6.9, RT Aud: 72%, RT Critics: 74%

The cheerfully frothy Populaire may lack substance, but its visual appeal -- and director Roinsard's confident evocation of 1950s filmmaking tropes -- help carry the day.



Robot & Frank (2012) 81,84,89,100

IMDB: 7.1, RT Aud: 75%, RT Critics: 86%

Led by a brilliant performance from star Frank Langella, Robot & Frank works as both a quirky indie drama and as a smart, thoughtful meditation on aging.



ParaNorman (2012) 77,88,93,100

IMDB: 7.0, RT Aud: 72%, RT Critics: 86%

Beautifully animated and solidly scripted, ParaNorman will entertain (and frighten) older children while providing surprisingly thoughtful fare for their parents.



The History of Future Folk (2012) 71,82,79,100

IMDB: 7.4, RT Aud: 85%, RT Critics: 93%

High on quirky smarts and low on splashy special effects, The History of Future Folk is an unusual -- and unusually fun -- slice of sci-fi.



How to Make Money Selling Drugs (2012) 87,99,70,100

IMDB: 7.7, RT Aud: 91%, RT Critics: 76%

A shockingly candid examination of how a street dealer can rise to cartel lord with relative ease, How to Make Money Selling Drugs is an insider's guide to the violent but extremely lucrative drug industry.



Pitch Perfect (2012) 87,99,67,100

IMDB: 7.2, RT Aud: 83%, RT Critics: 80%

Pitch Perfect's plot is formulaic, but the performances are excellent and the musical numbers are toe-tapping as well.



Indie Game: The Movie (2012) 93,95,87,100

IMDB: 7.7, RT Aud: 91%, RT Critics: 93%

This Sundance award-winning film captures the tension and drama by focusing on these artists' vulnerability and obsessive quest to express themselves through a 21st-century art form.



No (2012) 87,88,97,100

IMDB: 7.4, RT Aud: 79%, RT Critics: 93%

No uses its history-driven storyline to offer a bit of smart, darkly funny perspective on modern democracy and human nature.



Teddy Bear (2012) 71,74,72,100

IMDB: 7.2, RT Aud: 80%, RT Critics: 93%

The 38-year-old bodybuilder Dennis would really like to find true love.



Lawless (2012) 90,94,72,100

IMDB: 7.3, RT Aud: 74%, RT Critics: 66%

Grim, bloody, and utterly flawed, Lawless doesn't quite achieve the epic status it strains for, but it's too beautifully filmed and powerfully acted to dismiss.



Marley (2012) 95,99,98,100

IMDB: 8.0, RT Aud: 90%, RT Critics: 95%

Kevin Macdonald's exhaustive, evenhanded portrait of Bob Marley offers electrifying concert footage and fascinating insights into reggae's greatest star.



The Attack (2012) 67,85,91,100

IMDB: 7.1, RT Aud: 77%, RT Critics: 85%

Tense and suspenseful while remaining smart and understated, The Attack honors its complex subject with an intelligent script and captivating performances.



Wreck-It Ralph (2012) 98,99,95,100

IMDB: 7.8, RT Aud: 86%, RT Critics: 86%

Equally entertaining for both kids and parents old enough to catch the references, Wreck-It Ralph is a clever, colorful adventure built on familiar themes and joyful nostalgia.



Silver Linings Playbook (2012) 98,99,99,100

IMDB: 7.8, RT Aud: 86%, RT Critics: 91%

Silver Linings Playbook walks a tricky thematic tightrope, but David O. Russell's sensitive direction and some sharp work from a talented cast gives it true balance.



21 Jump Street (2012) 87,99,92,100

IMDB: 7.2, RT Aud: 82%, RT Critics: 84%

A smart, affectionate satire of '80s nostalgia and teen movie tropes, 21 Jump Street offers rowdy mainstream comedy with a surprisingly satisfying bite.



56 Up (2012) 78,89,99,100

IMDB: 7.9, RT Aud: 75%, RT Critics: 98%

Director Michael Apted continues to utilize cinema as a window into the lives of everyday people, and in the reflection of this documentary we can glimpse our own aging humanity.



A Band Called Death (2012) 76,91,93,100

IMDB: 7.5, RT Aud: 85%, RT Critics: 93%

A Band Called Death is not only a fascinating portrait of a pioneering rock group, but also a tribute to family ties and perseverance in the face of hardship.



Gangs of Wasseypur (2012) 99,91,90,100

IMDB: 8.3, RT Aud: 90%, RT Critics: 95%

Towards the end of colonial India, Sahid Khan loots the British trains, impersonating the legendary Sultana Daku.



Side by Side (2012) 89,95,92,100

IMDB: 7.6, RT Aud: 86%, RT Critics: 92%

Over the past two decades, a new form of digital filmmaking has emerged, creating a groundbreaking evolution in the medium.



The Angels' Share (2012) 73,78,87,100

IMDB: 7.0, RT Aud: 78%, RT Critics: 88%

The Angels' Share is a surprisingly delightful, uplifting comedy that successfully blends a charming story of redemption with bits of dark humor and a social message.



End of Watch (2012) 97,99,89,100

IMDB: 7.7, RT Aud: 86%, RT Critics: 84%

End of Watch has the energy, devotion to characters, and charismatic performances to overcome the familiar pitfalls of its genre and handheld format.



Searching for Sugar Man (2012) 99,99,98,100

IMDB: 8.2, RT Aud: 92%, RT Critics: 94%

A fascinating portrait of a forgotten musical pioneer, Searching for Sugar Man is by turns informative and mysterious.



Jason Becker: Not Dead Yet (2012) 75,73,72,100

IMDB: 8.1, RT Aud: 88%, RT Critics: 82%

When doctors diagnosed 19-year-old rock star Jason Becker with Lou Gehrig's Disease, they said he would never make music again and that he wouldn't live to see his 25th birthday.



Prometheus (2012) 79,81,85,100

IMDB: 7.0, RT Aud: 68%, RT Critics: 72%

Ridley Scott's ambitious quasi-prequel to Alien may not answer all of its big questions, but it's redeemed by its haunting visual grandeur and compelling performances -- particularly Michael Fassbender as a fastidious android.



Rise of the Guardians (2012) 89,98,71,100

IMDB: 7.3, RT Aud: 80%, RT Critics: 73%

A sort of Avengers for the elementary school set, Rise of the Guardians is wonderfully animated and briskly paced, but it's only so-so in the storytelling department.



Ruby Sparks (2012) 86,86,89,100

IMDB: 7.2, RT Aud: 75%, RT Critics: 78%

Cleverly written and wonderfully acted, Ruby Sparks overcomes its occasional lags in pace with an abundance of charm and wit.



Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry (2012) 80,94,97,100

IMDB: 7.6, RT Aud: 87%, RT Critics: 97%

From 2008 to 2010, Beijing-based journalist and filmmaker Alison Klayman gained unprecedented access to Ai Weiwei.



Chronicle (2012) 83,88,89,100

IMDB: 7.1, RT Aud: 71%, RT Critics: 85%

Chronicle transcends its found-footage gimmick with a smart script, fast-paced direction, and engaging performances from the young cast.



Game Change (2012) 87,71,75,100

IMDB: 7.4, RT Aud: 76%, RT Critics: 64%

The 2008 U.S. presidential campaign shifts into high gear after Arizona senator John McCain (Ed Harris) picks Alaska governor Sarah Palin (Julianne Moore) to be his running mate in the general election against Barack Obama.



Flight (2012) 90,94,87,100

IMDB: 7.3, RT Aud: 75%, RT Critics: 77%

Robert Zemeckis makes a triumphant return to live-action cinema with Flight, a thoughtful and provocative character study propelled by a compelling performance from Denzel Washington.



McCullin (2012) 84,69,70,100

IMDB: 8.2, RT Aud: 93%, RT Critics: 100%

The made-for-cinema documentary shows how Don McCullin created some of the latter twentieth-century's most iconic images of man's inhumanity to man.



Hannah Arendt (2012) 73,74,78,100

IMDB: 7.1, RT Aud: 74%, RT Critics: 87%

Led by a powerful performance from Barbara Sukowa, Hannah Arendt does a commendable job of dramatizing the life of a complex public figure.



Moonrise Kingdom (2012) 98,99,99,100

IMDB: 7.8, RT Aud: 86%, RT Critics: 93%

Warm, whimsical, and poignant, the immaculately framed and beautifully acted Moonrise Kingdom presents writer/director Wes Anderson at his idiosyncratic best.



Good Vibrations (2012) 71,71,75,100

IMDB: 7.2, RT Aud: 82%, RT Critics: 93%

Directors Lisa Barros D'Sa and Glenn Leyburn team to tell the true story of Terri Hooley, the rebellious Belfast music lover who launched his own record label, dubbed "Good Vibrations," in the 1970s, and quickly emerged as a key figure in the Irish capitol's thriving underground punk scene.



Lore (2012) 75,86,96,100

IMDB: 7.1, RT Aud: 76%, RT Critics: 93%

Newcomer Saskia Rosendahl gives an astonishingly assured performance in the title role, and director Cate Shortland establishes a delicate, disturbingly ominous tone in the powerful World War II drama Lore.



Skyfall (2012) 98,99,99,100

IMDB: 7.8, RT Aud: 86%, RT Critics: 92%

Sam Mendes brings Bond surging back with a smart, sexy, riveting action thriller that qualifies as one of the best 007 films to date.



Pieta (2012) 77,67,73,100

IMDB: 7.2, RT Aud: 72%, RT Critics: 73%

It lacks subtlety and depth of character, but Pieta gets by with committed performances and a darkly ambitious, deceptively simple message.



What Maisie Knew (2012) 90,93,96,100

IMDB: 7.5, RT Aud: 79%, RT Critics: 87%

It's undeniably difficult to watch at times, but What Maisie Knew ultimately rises on the strength of its solidly sourced script, powerful performances, and empathetic direction.



Casting By (2012) 70,73,70,100

IMDB: 7.6, RT Aud: 79%, RT Critics: 93%

"Outstanding" - Leonard Maltin; Combining over 240 interviews, extensive archival footage, animated stills & documents with a moving original score, Director Tom Donahue has meticulously crafted the untold tale of the Hollywood casting director.



De rouille et d'os (2012) 93,90,95,100

IMDB: 7.5, RT Aud: 80%, RT Critics: 82%

Surging on strong performances from Marion Cotillard and Matthias Schoenaerts, Rust and Bone is as vibrant and messily unpredictable as life itself.



The Amazing Spider-Man (2012) 79,98,79,100

IMDB: 7.0, RT Aud: 77%, RT Critics: 72%

A well-chosen cast and sure-handed direction allow The Amazing Spider-Man to thrill, despite revisiting many of the same plot points from 2002's Spider-Man.



Elena (2012) 70,72,96,100

IMDB: 7.8, RT Aud: 72%, RT Critics: 93%

Winner of Cannes' Un Certain Regard Special Jury Prize, Elena is a gripping, modern twist on the classic noir thriller.



Wadjda (2012) 90,97,98,100

IMDB: 7.6, RT Aud: 88%, RT Critics: 99%

Transgressive in the best possible way, Wadjda presents a startlingly assured new voice from a corner of the globe where cinema has been all but silenced.



Cloud Atlas (2012) 95,81,76,100

IMDB: 7.5, RT Aud: 66%, RT Critics: 66%

Its sprawling, ambitious blend of thought-provoking narrative and eye-catching visuals will prove too unwieldy for some, but the sheer size and scope of Cloud Atlas are all but impossible to ignore.



The Broken Circle Breakdown (2012) 96,91,91,100

IMDB: 7.8, RT Aud: 85%, RT Critics: 81%

The Broken Circle Breakdown's reach occasionally exceeds its grasp, but overall, it's an intoxicating, finely wrought romance -- and one with a terrific soundtrack to boot.



Dredd (2012) 83,89,71,100

IMDB: 7.1, RT Aud: 72%, RT Critics: 78%

Fueled by bombastic violence and impressive special effects, rooted in self-satire and deadpan humor, Dredd 3D does a remarkable job of capturing its source material's gritty spirit.



Much Ado About Nothing (2012) 80,91,95,100

IMDB: 7.2, RT Aud: 77%, RT Critics: 84%

Lighthearted to a fault, Much Ado About Nothing's giddy energy and intimate charm make for an entertaining romantic comedy -- and a Shakespearean adaptation that's hard to resist.



Stories We Tell (2012) 88,93,99,100

IMDB: 7.6, RT Aud: 79%, RT Critics: 94%

In Stories We Tell, Sarah Polley plays with the documentary format to explore the nature of memory and storytelling, crafting a thoughtful, compelling narrative that unfolds like a mystery.



Out in the Dark (2012) 84,81,67,100

IMDB: 7.6, RT Aud: 81%, RT Critics: 75%

One fateful night in Tel Aviv, he meets Roy (Aloni), an Israeli lawyer, and the two fall in love.



The Gatekeepers (2012) 83,91,99,100

IMDB: 7.6, RT Aud: 79%, RT Critics: 93%

Strikingly stark, brutally honest, and rivetingly assembled, The Gatekeepers offers essential perspective on a seemingly intractable war from some of the men who fought it.



Frances Ha (2012) 90,89,98,100

IMDB: 7.4, RT Aud: 77%, RT Critics: 92%

Audiences will need to tolerate a certain amount of narrative drift, but thanks to sensitive direction from Noah Baumbach and an endearing performance from Greta Gerwig, Frances Ha makes it easy to forgive.



The House I Live In (2012) 89,96,97,100

IMDB: 7.9, RT Aud: 85%, RT Critics: 93%

Why We Fight director Eugene Jarecki shifts his focus from the military industrial complex to the War on Drugs in this documentary exploring the risks that prohibition poses to freedom, and the tragedy of addicts being treated as criminals.



Safety Not Guaranteed (2012) 78,96,94,100

IMDB: 7.0, RT Aud: 80%, RT Critics: 90%

Safety Not Guaranteed's ostensibly modest ambitions are outmatched by the movie's strong performances, beguiling charm, and heartfelt story.



A Late Quartet (2012) 75,73,70,100

IMDB: 7.1, RT Aud: 70%, RT Critics: 77%

An outstanding ensemble cast lends weight and depth to A Late Quartet's melodramatic script, and the result is insightful and emotionally satisfying.



Holy Motors (2012) 79,81,99,100

IMDB: 7.1, RT Aud: 72%, RT Critics: 90%

Mesmerizingly strange and willfully perverse, Holy Motors offers an unforgettable visual feast alongside a spellbinding -- albeit unapologetically challenging -- narrative.



Chasing Ice (2012) 90,97,93,100

IMDB: 7.8, RT Aud: 85%, RT Critics: 95%

In Chasing Ice, Balog deploys revolutionary time-lapse cameras to capture a multi-year record of the world's changing glaciers.



The Hunger Games (2012) 88,99,92,100

IMDB: 7.2, RT Aud: 81%, RT Critics: 84%

Thrilling and superbly acted, The Hunger Games captures the dramatic violence, raw emotion, and ambitious scope of its source novel.



Marina Abramovic: The Artist Is Present (2012) 88,92,92,100

IMDB: 7.9, RT Aud: 89%, RT Critics: 95%

Seductive, fearless, and outrageous, Marina Abramovic has been redefining what art is for nearly forty years.



Shut Up and Play the Hits (2012) 72,76,70,100

IMDB: 7.4, RT Aud: 84%, RT Critics: 88%

On April 2nd, 2011, LCD Soundsystem played its final show at Madison Square Garden.



Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted (2012) 73,94,81,100

IMDB: 6.9, RT Aud: 73%, RT Critics: 79%

Dazzlingly colorful and frenetic, Madagascar 3 is silly enough for young kids, but boasts enough surprising smarts to engage parents along the way.



The Central Park Five (2012) 86,96,97,100

IMDB: 7.7, RT Aud: 86%, RT Critics: 92%

With THE CENTRAL PARK FIVE, this story of injustice finally gets the telling it deserves.



Ernest et C\xe9lestine (2012) 95,95,98,100

IMDB: 7.9, RT Aud: 88%, RT Critics: 97%

Sweet and visually charming, Ernest & Celestine offers old-fashioned delights for animation lovers of all ages.



West of Memphis (2012) 92,96,98,100

IMDB: 7.9, RT Aud: 87%, RT Critics: 95%

Both a sobering look at a true crime story and a scathing indictment of the American justice system, West of Memphis is a real-life horror story told with fury and compassion.



Beasts of the Southern Wild (2012) 88,92,99,100

IMDB: 7.3, RT Aud: 76%, RT Critics: 86%

Beasts of the Southern Wild is a fantastical, emotionally powerful journey and a strong case of filmmaking that values imagination over money.



The Queen of Versailles (2012) 75,83,98,100

IMDB: 7.1, RT Aud: 73%, RT Critics: 94%

The Queen of Versailles is a timely, engaging, and richly drawn portrait of the American Dream improbably composed of equal parts compassion and schadenfreude.



The Cabin in the Woods (2012) 79,94,98,100

IMDB: 7.0, RT Aud: 73%, RT Critics: 91%

The Cabin in the Woods is an astonishing meta-feat, capable of being funny, strange, and scary -- frequently all at the same time.



Any Day Now (2012) 81,88,74,100

IMDB: 7.5, RT Aud: 76%, RT Critics: 79%

However, when their unconventional living arrangement is discovered by the authorities, Rudy and Paul must fight a biased legal system to adopt the child they have come to love as their own.



Kon-Tiki (2012) 84,88,84,100

IMDB: 7.2, RT Aud: 77%, RT Critics: 83%

A well-crafted retelling of an epic true story, Kon Tiki is a throwback to old-school adventure filmmaking that's exciting and entertaining in spite of its by-the-book plotting.



Mea Maxima Culpa: Silence in the House of God (2012) 87,91,95,100

IMDB: 8.1, RT Aud: 90%, RT Critics: 97%

In MEA MAXIMA CULPA: SILENCE IN THE HOUSE OF GOD, Oscar (R)-winning filmmaker Alex Gibney examines the abuse of power in the Catholic Church through the story of four courageous deaf men, who in the first known case of public protest, set out to expose the priest who abused them.



Still Mine (2012) 75,93,89,100

IMDB: 7.4, RT Aud: 81%, RT Critics: 93%

James Cromwell and Geneviève Bujold are outstanding in this tender, affecting, insightful drama about the bonds and sacrifices of marriage.



Ookami kodomo no Ame to Yuki (2012) 98,94,81,100

IMDB: 8.2, RT Aud: 92%, RT Critics: 93%

Over the course of the 13-year story Hana gives birth to two children - older sister Yuki, and younger brother Ame, or "Snow and Rain".



Blancanieves (2012) 85,91,97,100

IMDB: 7.5, RT Aud: 84%, RT Critics: 94%

Smartly written and beautiful to behold, Blancanieves uses its classic source material to offer a dark tale, delightfully told.



Frankenweenie (2012) 78,87,96,100

IMDB: 7.0, RT Aud: 70%, RT Critics: 87%

Frankenweenie is an energetic stop-motion horror movie spoof with lovingly crafted visuals and a heartfelt, oddball story.



Zero Dark Thirty (2012) 92,99,99,100

IMDB: 7.4, RT Aud: 80%, RT Critics: 92%

Gripping, suspenseful, and brilliantly crafted, Zero Dark Thirty dramatizes the hunt for Osama bin Laden with intelligence and an eye for detail.



The Pervert's Guide to Ideology (2012) 83,84,75,100

IMDB: 7.6, RT Aud: 78%, RT Critics: 91%

Cultural theorist superstar Slavoj iek re-teams with director Sophie Fiennes (The Pervert's Guide to Cinema) for another wildly entertaining romp through the crossroads of cinema and philosophy.



The Imposter (2012) 92,97,98,100

IMDB: 7.5, RT Aud: 78%, RT Critics: 95%

Despite its true-crime trappings, The Imposter is an utterly gripping and sometimes heartbreaking documentary thriller cleverly told with narrative flair.



Disconnect (2012) 95,83,72,100

IMDB: 7.6, RT Aud: 75%, RT Critics: 67%

It's didactic in spots and melodramatic in others, but Disconnect's strong cast helps make it a timely, effective exploration of modern society's technological overload.



How to Survive a Plague (2012) 79,92,99,100

IMDB: 7.6, RT Aud: 83%, RT Critics: 98%

Angry, powerful, and stirring, How to Survive a Plague is a brilliantly constructed documentary about the activists who pushed for action to combat the AIDS epidemic.



The Place Beyond the Pines (2012) 90,93,93,100

IMDB: 7.3, RT Aud: 75%, RT Critics: 80%

Ambitious to a fault, The Place Beyond the Pines finds writer/director Derek Cianfrance reaching for -- and often grasping -- thorny themes of family, fatherhood, and fate.



Argo (2012) 97,99,99,100

IMDB: 7.7, RT Aud: 90%, RT Critics: 95%

Tense, exciting, and often darkly comic, Argo recreates a historical event with vivid attention to detail and finely wrought characters.



Beauty Is Embarrassing (2012) 65,77,82,100

IMDB: 7.5, RT Aud: 88%, RT Critics: 90%

The film chronicles the vaulted highs and the crushing lows of a commercial artist struggling to find peace and balance between his work and his art.



Beware of Mr. Baker (2012) 79,92,94,100

IMDB: 7.7, RT Aud: 86%, RT Critics: 97%

Free of the hagiographic overtones that dog many documentary profiles, Beware of Mr. Baker presents a clear-eyed, thoroughly gripping look at one of rock's greatest -- and most personally problematic -- musicians.



Brave (2012) 87,97,88,100

IMDB: 7.2, RT Aud: 76%, RT Critics: 78%

Brave offers young audiences and fairy tale fans a rousing, funny fantasy adventure with a distaff twist and surprising depth.



The Invisible War (2012) 85,96,98,100

IMDB: 7.6, RT Aud: 84%, RT Critics: 98%

The Invisible War is a vital and frank expose on sexual assault in the U.S. military, shot by master filmmaker Kirby Dick (This Film is Not Yet Rated).



The Dark Knight Rises (2012) 99,99,99,100

IMDB: 8.5, RT Aud: 90%, RT Critics: 86%

The Dark Knight Rises is an ambitious, thoughtful, and potent action film that concludes Christopher Nolan's franchise in spectacular fashion.



Amour (2012) 98,96,99,100

IMDB: 7.9, RT Aud: 82%, RT Critics: 93%

With towering performances and an unflinching script from Michael Haneke, Amour represents an honest, heartwrenching depiction of deep love and responsibility.



The Sapphires (2012) 75,88,84,100

IMDB: 7.1, RT Aud: 76%, RT Critics: 90%

While it's plenty predictable and sentimental, The Sapphires also has an irresistible feel-good vibe, winning music and charming performances to spare.



Looper (2012) 93,99,99,100

IMDB: 7.4, RT Aud: 82%, RT Critics: 92%

As thought-provoking as it is thrilling, Looper delivers an uncommonly smart, bravely original blend of futuristic sci-fi and good old-fashioned action.



It's Such a Beautiful Day (2012) 96,92,82,100

IMDB: 8.3, RT Aud: 93%, RT Critics: 100%

Don Hertzfeldt's "Everything Will be OK" trilogy winds to a close in this chapter that finds a hospitalized Bill wrestling with his failing memory.



Seven Psychopaths (2012) 87,88,90,100

IMDB: 7.2, RT Aud: 71%, RT Critics: 82%

Seven Psychopaths delivers sly cinematic commentary while serving up a heaping helping of sharp dialogue and gleeful violence.



The Perks of Being a Wallflower (2012) 99,99,95,100

IMDB: 8.0, RT Aud: 89%, RT Critics: 85%

The Perks of Being a Wallflower is a heartfelt and sincere adaptation that's bolstered by strong lead performances.



The Black Power Mixtape 1967-1975 (2011) 70,82,82,100

IMDB: 7.5, RT Aud: 86%, RT Critics: 91%

The Black Power Mixtape 1967-1975 mobilizes a treasure trove of 16mm material shot by Swedish journalists who came to the US drawn by stories of urban unrest and revolution.



Crazy, Stupid, Love. (2011) 93,94,85,100

IMDB: 7.4, RT Aud: 78%, RT Critics: 78%

It never lives up to the first part of its title, but Crazy, Stupid, Love's unabashed sweetness -- and its terrifically talented cast -- more than make up for its flaws.



Bobby Fischer Against the World (2011) 80,74,82,100

IMDB: 7.4, RT Aud: 86%, RT Critics: 86%

His trajectory propelled him from child prodigy to US champion at age 15 and world champion at 29.



Tyrannosaur (2011) 93,90,90,100

IMDB: 7.6, RT Aud: 84%, RT Critics: 82%

Tyrannosaur is a brutal, frank, and ultimately rewarding story of violent men seeking far-off redemption.



Fast Five (2011) 90,98,67,100

IMDB: 7.3, RT Aud: 83%, RT Critics: 77%

Sleek, loud, and over the top, Fast Five proudly embraces its brainless action thrills and injects new life into the franchise.



The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (2011) 89,93,75,100

IMDB: 7.3, RT Aud: 79%, RT Critics: 78%

The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel isn't groundbreaking storytelling, but it's a sweet story about the senior set featuring a top-notch cast of veteran actors.



Bernie (2011) 67,86,95,100

IMDB: 6.8, RT Aud: 73%, RT Critics: 89%

Richard Linklater's Bernie is a gently told and unexpectedly amusing true-crime comedy that benefits from an impressive performance by Jack Black.



Conan O'Brien Can't Stop (2011) 67,74,78,100

IMDB: 7.0, RT Aud: 68%, RT Critics: 80%

It offers a window into the private writers room and rehearsal halls as O'Brien's "half-assed show" (his words) is almost instantly assembled and mounted to an adoring fan base.



We Need to Talk About Kevin (2011) 94,91,94,100

IMDB: 7.5, RT Aud: 78%, RT Critics: 76%

We Need to Talk About Kevin is a masterful blend of drama and horror, with fantastic performances across the board (Tilda Swinton especially, delivering one of her very best).



Take Shelter (2011) 91,94,99,100

IMDB: 7.4, RT Aud: 81%, RT Critics: 91%

Michael Shannon gives a powerhouse performance and the purposefully subtle filmmaking creates a perfect blend of drama, terror, and dread.



Captain America: The First Avenger (2011) 74,89,85,100

IMDB: 6.9, RT Aud: 74%, RT Critics: 79%

With plenty of pulpy action, a pleasantly retro vibe, and a handful of fine performances, Captain America is solidly old-fashioned blockbuster entertainment.



Corman's World: Exploits of a Hollywood Rebel (2011) 74,77,89,100

IMDB: 7.6, RT Aud: 84%, RT Critics: 92%

But stalking the depths of its post-nuclear bliss, mass paranoia became fuel for Joseph McCarthy's brand of Red Scare terror propaganda.



You've Been Trumped (2011) 72,69,71,100

IMDB: 7.5, RT Aud: 72%, RT Critics: 84%

In this David and Goliath tale for the 21st Century, a group of proud Scottish homeowners take on Donald Trump, as the tycoon prepares to destroy one of Britain's last stretches of coastal wilderness by building a luxury golf resort.



Undefeated (2011) 89,96,97,100

IMDB: 7.8, RT Aud: 89%, RT Critics: 95%

It covers familiar sports documentary territory, but Undefeated proves there are still powerful stories to be told on the high school gridiron.



Super 8 (2011) 83,89,95,100

IMDB: 7.1, RT Aud: 75%, RT Critics: 82%

It may evoke memories of classic summer blockbusters a little too eagerly for some, but Super 8 has thrills, visual dazzle, and emotional depth to spare.



A Better Life (2011) 79,87,80,100

IMDB: 7.2, RT Aud: 79%, RT Critics: 84%

From the director of About a Boy comes A Better Life - a touching, poignant, multi-generational story about a father's love and the lengths a parent will go to give his child the opportunities he never had.



Hanna (2011) 68,68,85,100

IMDB: 6.8, RT Aud: 66%, RT Critics: 71%

Fantastic acting and crisply choreographed action sequences propel this unique, cool take on the revenge thriller.



Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 (2011) 99,99,99,100

IMDB: 8.1, RT Aud: 89%, RT Critics: 95%

Thrilling, powerfully acted, and visually dazzling, Deathly Hallows Part II brings the Harry Potter franchise to a satisfying -- and suitably magical -- conclusion.



Oslo, 31. august (2011) 92,91,98,100

IMDB: 7.7, RT Aud: 82%, RT Critics: 98%

An upfront study of a drug addict confronting his demons, Oslo, August 31st makes this dark journey worthwhile with fantastic directing and equally fantastic acting.



War Horse (2011) 86,93,87,100

IMDB: 7.2, RT Aud: 74%, RT Critics: 75%

Technically superb, proudly sentimental, and unabashedly old-fashioned, War Horse is an emotional drama that tugs the heartstrings with Spielberg's customary flair.



Bridesmaids (2011) 69,97,97,100

IMDB: 6.8, RT Aud: 76%, RT Critics: 90%

A marriage of genuine characters, gross out gags, and pathos, Bridesmaids is a female-driven comedy that refuses to be boxed in as Kristen Wiig emerges as a real star.



The Adventures of Tintin (2011) 92,88,87,100

IMDB: 7.4, RT Aud: 74%, RT Critics: 74%

Drawing deep from the classic Raiders of the Lost Ark playbook, Steven Spielberg has crafted another spirited, thrilling adventure in the form of Tintin.



Rango (2011) 87,80,96,100

IMDB: 7.2, RT Aud: 69%, RT Critics: 87%

Rango is a smart, giddily creative burst of beautifully animated entertainment, and Johnny Depp gives a colorful vocal performance as a household pet in an unfamiliar world.



The Artist (2011) 98,99,99,100

IMDB: 7.9, RT Aud: 87%, RT Critics: 96%

A crowd-pleasing tribute to the magic of silent cinema, The Artist is a clever, joyous film with delightful performances and visual style to spare.



TT3D: Closer to the Edge (2011) 93,96,80,100

IMDB: 8.1, RT Aud: 95%, RT Critics: 100%

By vividly recounting the TT's legendary rivalries and the Isle of Man's unique road racing history, this 3D feature documentary will discover why modern TT riders still risk their lives to win the world's most dangerous race.



Last Days Here (2011) 70,71,68,100

IMDB: 7.5, RT Aud: 90%, RT Critics: 85%

Various acts of self-destruction, multiple band break-ups, and botched record deals have condemned his music to obscurity.



Midnight in Paris (2011) 97,98,98,100

IMDB: 7.7, RT Aud: 83%, RT Critics: 92%

It may not boast the depth of his classic films, but the sweetly sentimental Midnight in Paris is funny and charming enough to satisfy Woody Allen fans.



Jiro Dreams of Sushi (2011) 97,99,97,100

IMDB: 7.9, RT Aud: 92%, RT Critics: 98%

Beautiful, thoughtful, and engrossing, Jiro Dreams of Sushi should prove satisfying even for filmgoers who don't care for the cuisine.



The Grey (2011) 68,69,85,100

IMDB: 6.8, RT Aud: 61%, RT Critics: 78%

The Grey is an exciting tale of survival, populated with fleshed-out characters and a surprising philosophical agenda.



Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (2011) 83,68,98,100

IMDB: 7.1, RT Aud: 65%, RT Critics: 82%

Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy is a dense puzzle of anxiety, paranoia, and espionage that director Tomas Alfredson pieces together with utmost skill.



The Lincoln Lawyer (2011) 90,93,75,100

IMDB: 7.3, RT Aud: 82%, RT Critics: 83%

It doesn't offer any twists on the predictable courtroom thriller formula, but with a charming Matthew McConaughey leading its solid cast, The Lincoln Lawyer offers briskly enjoyable entertainment.



Jane Eyre (2011) 91,91,93,100

IMDB: 7.4, RT Aud: 76%, RT Critics: 84%

Cary Fukunaga directs a fiery and elegant adaptation of Charlotte Bronte's classic novel, and Mia Wasikowska delivers possibly the best portrayal of the title character ever.



Limitless (2011) 93,88,67,100

IMDB: 7.4, RT Aud: 74%, RT Critics: 69%

Although its script is uneven, Neil Burger directs Limitless with plenty of visual panache, and Bradley Cooper makes for a charismatic star.



50/50 (2011) 97,99,97,100

IMDB: 7.7, RT Aud: 88%, RT Critics: 93%

A good-hearted film about a difficult topic, 50/50 maneuvers between jokes and drama with surprising finesse.



Win Win (2011) 84,95,98,100

IMDB: 7.2, RT Aud: 85%, RT Critics: 94%

Rich, wonderful characters and strong performances populate Win Win, with writer/director Thomas McCarthy continuing to emerge as a great American humanist.



Hugo (2011) 94,96,99,100

IMDB: 7.5, RT Aud: 78%, RT Critics: 93%

Hugo is an extravagant, elegant fantasy with an innocence lacking in many modern kids' movies, and one that emanates an unabashed love for the magic of cinema.



Project Nim (2011) 82,91,99,100

IMDB: 7.4, RT Aud: 84%, RT Critics: 97%

Equal parts hilarious, poignant, and heartbreaking, Project Nim not only tells a compelling story masterfully, but also raises the flag on the darker side of human nature.



Carnage (2011) 86,66,82,100

IMDB: 7.2, RT Aud: 66%, RT Critics: 71%

It isn't as compelling on the screen as it was on the stage, but Carnage makes up for its flaws with Polanski's smooth direction and assured performances from Winslet and Foster.



Being Elmo: A Puppeteer's Journey (2011) 87,98,88,100

IMDB: 7.7, RT Aud: 88%, RT Critics: 94%

Narrated by Whoopi Goldberg, this documentary includes rare archival footage, interviews with Frank Oz, Rosie O'Donnell, Cheryl Henson, Joan Ganz Cooney and others and offers a behind-the-scenes look at Sesame Street and the Jim Henson Workshop.



The Ides of March (2011) 83,79,94,100

IMDB: 7.1, RT Aud: 73%, RT Critics: 83%

While not exactly exposing revelatory truths, The Ides of March is supremely well-acted drama that moves at a measured, confident clip.



We Were Here (2011) 78,90,95,100

IMDB: 7.9, RT Aud: 86%, RT Critics: 100%

It illuminates the profound personal and community issues raised by the AIDS epidemic as well as the broad political and social upheavals it unleashed.



Rundskop (2011) 87,80,83,100

IMDB: 7.4, RT Aud: 80%, RT Critics: 85%

Domineering cattle farmer Jacky Vanmarsenille (Matthias Schoenaerts), constantly pumped on steroids and hormones, initiates a shady deal with a notorious mafioso meat trader.



Pina (2011) 91,90,99,100

IMDB: 7.7, RT Aud: 81%, RT Critics: 94%

Pina is an immersive, gorgeously shot tribute to the people who express life through movement.



The Descendants (2011) 90,93,99,100

IMDB: 7.3, RT Aud: 79%, RT Critics: 89%

Funny, moving, and beautifully acted, The Descendants captures the unpredictable messiness of life with eloquence and uncommon grace.



Comic-Con Episode IV: A Fan's Hope (2011) 65,84,76,100

IMDB: 7.1, RT Aud: 80%, RT Critics: 83%

Comic-Con Episode IV: A Fan's Hope--a film by Morgan Spurlock explores this amazing cultural phenomenon by following the lives of five attendees as they descend upon the ultimate geek mecca at San Diego Comic-Con 2010.



The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2011) 98,99,96,100

IMDB: 7.8, RT Aud: 86%, RT Critics: 85%

Brutal yet captivating, The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo is the result of David Fincher working at his lurid best with total role commitment from star Rooney Mara.



Moneyball (2011) 96,98,99,100

IMDB: 7.6, RT Aud: 86%, RT Critics: 94%

Director Bennett Miller, along with Brad Pitt and Jonah Hill, take a niche subject and turn it into a sharp, funny, and touching portrait worthy of baseball lore.



The Other F Word (2011) 67,83,66,100

IMDB: 7.3, RT Aud: 82%, RT Critics: 75%

Punk rock dad: an oxymoron?



Goon (2011) 67,84,70,100

IMDB: 6.8, RT Aud: 70%, RT Critics: 81%

Goon is a crude slapstick comedy with well-formed characters and a surprising amount of heart.



Into the Abyss (2011) 82,86,96,100

IMDB: 7.3, RT Aud: 76%, RT Critics: 91%

Another probing, insightful look at an interesting subject, Werner Herzog explores the American prison system with passion and not politics.



My Week with Marilyn (2011) 77,77,89,100

IMDB: 7.0, RT Aud: 71%, RT Critics: 82%

Michelle Williams shines in My Week with Marilyn, capturing the magnetism and vulnerability of Marilyn Monroe.



The Help (2011) 99,99,90,100

IMDB: 8.1, RT Aud: 89%, RT Critics: 75%

Though arguably guilty of glossing over its racial themes, The Help rises on the strength of its cast -- particularly Viola Davis, whose performance is powerful enough to carry the film on its own.



Noordzee, Texas (2011) 74,69,70,100

IMDB: 7.2, RT Aud: 70%, RT Critics: 80%

It seems like Pim's dreams will never come true, but then one rainy day Gino returns home.



Rise of the Planet of the Apes (2011) 96,99,90,100

IMDB: 7.6, RT Aud: 77%, RT Critics: 81%

Led by Rupert Wyatt's stylish direction, some impressive special effects, and a mesmerizing performance by Andy Serkis, Rise of the Planet of the Apes breathes unlikely new life into a long-running franchise.



Samsara (2011) 99,97,84,100

IMDB: 8.5, RT Aud: 87%, RT Critics: 76%

It's a tad heavy-handed in its message, but Samsara's overwhelmingly beautiful visuals more than compensate for any narrative flaws.



Buck (2011) 78,95,94,100

IMDB: 7.6, RT Aud: 89%, RT Critics: 89%

So says Buck Brannaman, a true American cowboy and sage on horseback who travels the country for nine grueling months a year helping horses with people problems.



Polisse (2011) 81,83,82,100

IMDB: 7.3, RT Aud: 79%, RT Critics: 87%

Polisse is a gripping and powerful procedural drama filled with fine acting and unflinching eye for truth and brutality.



Drive (2011) 98,97,99,100

IMDB: 7.8, RT Aud: 79%, RT Critics: 92%

With its hyper-stylized blend of violence, music, and striking imagery, Drive represents a fully realized vision of arthouse action.



Dolphin Tale (2011) 69,98,70,100

IMDB: 6.9, RT Aud: 80%, RT Critics: 81%

Wisely dialing down the schmaltz, Dolphin Tale is earnest, sweet, and well-told, a rare family film that both kids and parents can enjoy.



Source Code (2011) 95,94,96,100

IMDB: 7.5, RT Aud: 81%, RT Critics: 91%

Finding the human story amidst the action, director Duncan Jones and charming Jake Gyllenhaal craft a smart, satisfying sci-fi thriller.



Five Broken Cameras (2011) 91,87,92,100

IMDB: 8.0, RT Aud: 87%, RT Critics: 95%

An extraordinary work of both cinematic and political activism, 5 Broken Cameras is a deeply personal, first-hand account of non-violent resistance in Bil'in, a West Bank village threatened by encroaching Israeli settlements.



Monsieur Lazhar (2011) 89,97,99,100

IMDB: 7.5, RT Aud: 86%, RT Critics: 97%

Monsieur Lahzar is a tender and thoughtful portrait of a man with hidden grief and also a compelling exploration of the teacher-student dynamic.



X: First Class (2011) 98,99,95,100

IMDB: 7.8, RT Aud: 87%, RT Critics: 86%

With a strong script, stylish direction, and powerful performances from its well-rounded cast, X-Men: First Class is a welcome return to form for the franchise.



Arthur Christmas (2011) 80,95,91,100

IMDB: 7.1, RT Aud: 76%, RT Critics: 91%

Aardman Animations broadens their humor a bit for Arthur Christmas, a clever and earnest holiday film with surprising emotional strength.



First Position (2011) 79,97,90,100

IMDB: 7.6, RT Aud: 84%, RT Critics: 93%

An upbeat and visually dramatic documentary of children's ballet, First Position displays the potential of the human spirit when fostered at a young age.



Surviving Progress (2011) 70,83,75,100

IMDB: 7.5, RT Aud: 80%, RT Critics: 75%

But what if progress is actually spiraling us downwards, towards collapse?



Winnie the Pooh (2011) 80,95,91,100

IMDB: 7.2, RT Aud: 80%, RT Critics: 90%

Short, nostalgic, and gently whimsical, Winnie the Pooh offers young audiences -- and their parents -- a sweetly traditional family treat.



Wild Bill (2011) 78,89,80,100

IMDB: 7.2, RT Aud: 82%, RT Critics: 100%

Out on parole after 8 years inside, Bill Hayward returns home to find his now 11 and 15-year old sons abandoned by their mother and fending for themselves.



Born to Be Wild (2011) 77,97,92,100

IMDB: 7.6, RT Aud: 84%, RT Critics: 98%

The human story of Born To Be Wild is captivating and the accompanying nature footage is utterly cute and charming.



Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol (2011) 93,97,97,100

IMDB: 7.4, RT Aud: 76%, RT Critics: 93%

Stylish, fast-paced, and loaded with gripping set pieces, the fourth Mission: Impossible is big-budget popcorn entertainment that really works.



Pariah (2011) 72,90,97,100

IMDB: 7.2, RT Aud: 82%, RT Critics: 93%

Pulsing with authenticity and led by a stirring lead performance from Adepero Oduye, Pariah is a powerful coming out/coming-of-age film that signals the arrival of a fresh new talent in writer/director Dee Rees.



Tomboy (2011) 85,90,95,100

IMDB: 7.4, RT Aud: 82%, RT Critics: 96%

In tune with the emotion and tribulations of childhood, Tomboy is a charming movie that treats its main subject with warmth and heart.



The Last Lions (2011) 92,88,84,100

IMDB: 8.3, RT Aud: 89%, RT Critics: 86%

A resilient lioness in Botswana's Okavango Delta embarks on an epic journey of survival in this nature documentary from National Geographic and award-winning filmmakers Dereck and Beverly Joubert.



Margin Call (2011) 82,84,93,100

IMDB: 7.1, RT Aud: 74%, RT Critics: 88%

Smart, tightly wound, and solidly acted, Margin Call turns the convoluted financial meltdown of '08 into gripping, thought-provoking drama.



Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara (2011) 99,89,66,100

IMDB: 8.1, RT Aud: 86%, RT Critics: 100%

He wants to go on an extended bachelor party, a three-week road trip with Imraan and Arjun, his two best friends since school.



If a Tree Falls: A Story of the Earth Liberation Front (2011) 68,68,75,100

IMDB: 7.2, RT Aud: 74%, RT Critics: 87%

Filmmaker Marshall Curry explores the inner workings of the Earth Liberation Front, a revolutionary movement devoted to crippling facilities involved in deforestation, while simultaneously offering a profile of Oregon ELF member Daniel McGowan, who was brought up on terrorism charges for his involvement with the radical group.



Diana Vreeland: The Eye Has to Travel (2011) 67,84,85,100

IMDB: 7.5, RT Aud: 78%, RT Critics: 93%

An affectionate portrait created with visual flair, Diana Vreeland is entertaining, informative, and stylish, due in large part to its charismatic subject.



George Harrison: Living in the Material World (2011) 94,88,86,100

IMDB: 8.1, RT Aud: 93%, RT Critics: 85%

HBO and Martin Scorsese present GEORGE HARRISON: LIVING IN THE MATERIAL WORLD.



In Darkness (2011) 80,91,95,100

IMDB: 7.3, RT Aud: 80%, RT Critics: 87%

From acclaimed director Agnieszka Holland, In Darkness is based on a true story.



Warrior (2011) 99,99,93,100

IMDB: 8.2, RT Aud: 92%, RT Critics: 82%

Warrior relies on many of the clichés that critics of the genre love to mock -- and it transcends them with gripping action, powerful acting, and heart.



Whores' Glory (2011) 71,67,76,100

IMDB: 7.2, RT Aud: 74%, RT Critics: 84%

Whores' Glory, the third film in Michael Glawogger's globalization trilogy (following Megacities, Workingman's Death), is an explicit and unflinching expose of global prostitution.



The Adjustment Bureau (2011) 83,69,76,100

IMDB: 7.1, RT Aud: 67%, RT Critics: 72%

First-time writer/director George Nolfi struggles to maintain a consistent tone, but The Adjustment Bureau rises on the strong, believable chemistry of its stars.



Shame (2011) 87,85,94,100

IMDB: 7.2, RT Aud: 75%, RT Critics: 79%

Boasting stellar performances by Michael Fassbender and Carey Mulligan, Shame is a powerful plunge into the mania of addiction affliction.



Beats, Rhymes & Life: The Travels of a Tribe Called Quest (2011) 81,95,90,100

IMDB: 7.7, RT Aud: 90%, RT Critics: 89%

This documentary focuses less on the music and more on the personality clashes and in-group tensions to great, compelling effect.



Le Havre (2011) 80,79,96,100

IMDB: 7.2, RT Aud: 75%, RT Critics: 98%

Aki Kaurismäki's deadpan wit hits a graceful note with Le Havre, a comedy/drama that's sweet, sad, and uplifting in equal measure.



Thor (2011) 79,94,79,100

IMDB: 7.0, RT Aud: 76%, RT Critics: 76%

A dazzling blockbuster that tempers its sweeping scope with wit, humor, and human drama, Thor is mighty Marvel entertainment.



Martha Marcy May Marlene (2011) 71,75,97,100

IMDB: 6.9, RT Aud: 71%, RT Critics: 90%

Led by a mesmerizing debut performance from Elizabeth Olsen, Martha Marcy May Marlene is a distinctive, haunting psychological drama.



Kick-Ass (2010) 97,97,90,100

IMDB: 7.7, RT Aud: 81%, RT Critics: 75%

Not for the faint of heart, Kick-Ass takes the comic adaptation genre to new levels of visual style, bloody violence, and gleeful profanity.



The Town (2010) 96,97,97,100

IMDB: 7.6, RT Aud: 85%, RT Critics: 93%

Tense, smartly written, and wonderfully cast, The Town proves that Ben Affleck has rediscovered his muse -- and that he's a director to be reckoned with.



GasLand (2010) 90,90,78,100

IMDB: 7.7, RT Aud: 85%, RT Critics: 97%

But is fracking safe?



Senna (2010) 99,99,98,100

IMDB: 8.6, RT Aud: 95%, RT Critics: 92%

Even for filmgoers who aren't racing fans, Senna offers heart-pounding thrills -- and heartbreaking emotion.



Sound of Noise (2010) 79,76,68,100

IMDB: 7.3, RT Aud: 78%, RT Critics: 87%

Police officer Amadeus Warnebring was born into a musical family with a long history of famous musicians.



Beginners (2010) 85,90,93,100

IMDB: 7.2, RT Aud: 77%, RT Critics: 84%

Wearing its twee heart on its sleeve, Beginners explores the depths of modern, multi-generational romance with wit and depth.



The Way Back (2010) 89,77,81,100

IMDB: 7.3, RT Aud: 72%, RT Critics: 75%

It isn't as emotionally involving as it should be, but this Peter Weir epic offers sweeping ambition and strong performances to go with its grand visual spectacle.



Chico & Rita (2010) 75,83,94,100

IMDB: 7.2, RT Aud: 77%, RT Critics: 86%

With an original soundtrack by legendary Cuban pianist and five-time Grammy-winning composer Bebo Valdes, Chico & Rita captures a defining moment in the evolution of history and jazz, and features the music of (and animated cameos by) Thelonious Monk, Charlie Parker, Cole Porter, Dizzy Gillespie, Woody Herman, Tito Puente, Chano Pozo, and others.



127 Hours (2010) 96,98,99,100

IMDB: 7.6, RT Aud: 85%, RT Critics: 93%

As gut-wrenching as it is inspirational, 127 Hours unites one of Danny Boyle's most beautifully exuberant directorial efforts with a terrific performance from James Franco.



Blue Valentine (2010) 92,87,98,100

IMDB: 7.4, RT Aud: 77%, RT Critics: 87%

This emotionally gripping examination of a marriage on the rocks isn't always easy to watch, but Michelle Williams and Ryan Gosling give performances of unusual depth and power.



Copie conforme (2010) 80,71,98,100

IMDB: 7.2, RT Aud: 70%, RT Critics: 88%

The main stars are absolutely perfect in this absorbing, existential drama that dissects human relationships.



Hubble 3D (2010) 85,98,92,100

IMDB: 7.8, RT Aud: 86%, RT Critics: 86%

Offering a stunning, expansive viewing experience, Hubble 3D takes advantage of IMAX and 3-D technology like no other film.



Iron Man 2 (2010) 79,90,72,100

IMDB: 7.0, RT Aud: 72%, RT Critics: 72%

It isn't quite the breath of fresh air that Iron Man was, but this sequel comes close with solid performances and an action-packed plot.



Tucker and Dale vs Evil (2010) 96,97,83,100

IMDB: 7.6, RT Aud: 84%, RT Critics: 84%

Like the best horror/comedies, Tucker & Dale vs. Evil mines its central crazy joke for some incredible scares, laughs, and -- believe it or not -- heart.



Lemmy (2010) 89,78,65,100

IMDB: 7.8, RT Aud: 88%, RT Critics: 83%

Over four decades, Motorhead frontman Lemmy Kilmister has registered an immeasurable impact on music history.



Cameraman: The Life and Work of Jack Cardiff (2010) 70,73,84,100

IMDB: 7.8, RT Aud: 92%, RT Critics: 96%

Craig McCall's passionate film about the legendary cinematographer reveals a unique figure in British and international cinema.



Restrepo (2010) 91,97,98,100

IMDB: 7.6, RT Aud: 88%, RT Critics: 96%

Forsaking narrative structure for pure visceral power, Restrepo plunges viewers into the experiences of soldiers on the front lines of the Afghan War.



Joan Rivers: A Piece of Work (2010) 75,88,95,100

IMDB: 7.4, RT Aud: 82%, RT Critics: 91%

Penetrating Rivers' coarse image, this compelling documentary offers an honest, behind-the-scenes look at her career -- and at show business in general.



True Grit (2010) 96,98,99,100

IMDB: 7.6, RT Aud: 85%, RT Critics: 96%

Girded by strong performances from Jeff Bridges, Matt Damon, and newcomer Hailee Steinfeld, and lifted by some of the Coens' most finely tuned, unaffected work, True Grit is a worthy companion to the Charles Portis book.



Client 9: The Rise and Fall of Eliot Spitzer (2010) 70,80,90,100

IMDB: 7.4, RT Aud: 83%, RT Critics: 91%

This documentary feature takes an in-depth look at the rapid rise and dramatic fall of New York Governor Eliot Spitzer.



Rabbit Hole (2010) 76,67,96,100

IMDB: 7.0, RT Aud: 72%, RT Critics: 86%

It's often painful to watch, but Rabbit Hole's finely written script and convincing performances make it worth the effort.



Made in Dagenham (2010) 78,76,81,100

IMDB: 7.2, RT Aud: 75%, RT Critics: 80%

Based on the 1968 strike at the Ford Dagenham car plant, in which 850 female workers walked out in protest of sexual discrimination.



Bill Cunningham New York (2010) 88,96,97,100

IMDB: 7.9, RT Aud: 92%, RT Critics: 98%

Suffused with happiness and modest charm, Bill Cunningham New York offers a touching, gently humorous portrait of its subject without invading his jealously guarded privacy.



Scott Pilgrim vs. the World (2010) 95,98,96,100

IMDB: 7.5, RT Aud: 83%, RT Critics: 81%

Its script may not be as dazzling as its eye-popping visuals, but Scott Pilgrim vs. the World is fast, funny, and inventive.



The Ghost Writer (2010) 86,68,93,100

IMDB: 7.2, RT Aud: 70%, RT Critics: 83%

While it may lack the revelatory punch of Polanski's finest films, Ghost Writer benefits from stylish direction, a tense screenplay, and a strong central performance from Ewan McGregor.



Waiting for 'Superman' (2010) 86,96,95,100

IMDB: 7.5, RT Aud: 84%, RT Critics: 88%

Gripping, heartbreaking, and ultimately hopeful, Waiting for Superman is an impassioned indictment of the American school system from An Inconvenient Truth director Davis Guggenheim.



Armadillo (2010) 87,80,92,100

IMDB: 7.6, RT Aud: 81%, RT Critics: 90%

Director Janus Metz follows Danish soldiers fighting the Taliban in the Helmand province of southern Afghanistan with sophisticated visual artistry rarely achieved under such raw conditions.



Oranges and Sunshine (2010) 69,68,65,100

IMDB: 7.1, RT Aud: 71%, RT Critics: 70%

Grounded in a heartwrenching fact-based story, steered by Loach's sensitive direction, and led by a powerful performance from Watson, Oranges and Sunshine sidesteps its pacing problems and occasionally clichéd screenplay.



Four Lions (2010) 88,90,91,100

IMDB: 7.3, RT Aud: 79%, RT Critics: 82%

Its premise suggests brazenly tasteless humor, but Four Lions is actually a smart, pitch-black comedy that carries the unmistakable ring of truth.



The Debt (2010) 72,67,71,100

IMDB: 6.9, RT Aud: 66%, RT Critics: 76%

Its time-shifting narrative creates distracting casting problems, but ultimately, The Debt is a smart, well-acted entry in a genre that could use more like it.



The Trip (2010) 73,73,93,100

IMDB: 7.0, RT Aud: 70%, RT Critics: 88%

Amiable, funny and sometimes insightful, The Trip works as both a showcase for the enduring chemistry between stars Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon and an unexpected perusal of men entering mid-life crises.



Waste Land (2010) 92,98,98,100

IMDB: 7.9, RT Aud: 90%, RT Critics: 100%

Waste Land begins with an eco-friendly premise, but quickly transforms into an uplifting portrait of the power of art and the dignity of the human spirit.



Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 (2010) 97,99,90,100

IMDB: 7.7, RT Aud: 85%, RT Critics: 78%

It can't help but feel like the prelude it is, but Deathly Hallows: Part I is a beautifully filmed, emotionally satisfying penultimate installment for the Harry Potter series.



The Tillman Story (2010) 86,92,98,100

IMDB: 7.8, RT Aud: 91%, RT Critics: 92%

Passionate, angry, and insightful, The Tillman Story offers a revealing portrait of its subject's inspiring life and untimely death.



Exit Through the Gift Shop (2010) 98,99,98,100

IMDB: 8.0, RT Aud: 91%, RT Critics: 96%

An amusing, engrossing look at underground art, Exit Through the Gift Shop entertains as it deflates the myths and hype surrounding its subjects.



Easy A (2010) 83,94,89,100

IMDB: 7.1, RT Aud: 77%, RT Critics: 84%

It owes a huge debt to older (and better) teen comedies, but Easy A proves a smart, witty showcase for its irresistibly charming star, Emma Stone.



The Fighter (2010) 98,99,98,100

IMDB: 7.8, RT Aud: 89%, RT Critics: 90%

Led by a trio of captivating performances from Mark Wahlberg, Christian Bale, and Amy Adams, The Fighter is a solidly entertaining, albeit predictable, entry in the boxing drama genre.



You Don't Know Jack (2010) 94,85,67,100

IMDB: 7.7, RT Aud: 83%, RT Critics: 90%

Al Pacino stars as Dr. Jack Kevorkian in director Barry Levinson's made-for-HBO biopic tracing the controversial career of the outspoken assisted suicide advocate/activist.



Fire in Babylon (2010) 73,73,72,100

IMDB: 7.7, RT Aud: 87%, RT Critics: 91%

In a turbulent era of apartheid in South Africa; race riots in England and civil unrest in the Caribbean, the West Indian cricketers, led by the enigmatic Viv Richards, struck a defiant blow at the forces of white prejudice worldwide.



Black Swan (2010) 99,99,99,100

IMDB: 8.0, RT Aud: 84%, RT Critics: 86%

Bracingly intense, passionate, and wildly melodramatic, Black Swan glides on Darren Aronofsky's bold direction -- and a bravura performance from Natalie Portman.



Biutiful (2010) 93,84,67,100

IMDB: 7.5, RT Aud: 74%, RT Critics: 63%

Javier Bardem's searing performance helps to elevate Biutiful, as does Alejandro González Iñárritu's craftsmanship, but the film often lapses into contrivance and grimness.



Aziz Ansari: Intimate Moments for a Sensual Evening (2010) 65,86,94,100

IMDB: 7.2, RT Aud: 83%, RT Critics: 90%

Elegant and intimate, Everlasting Moments moves at the deliberate and gentle pace of a classical European period drama.



Despicable Me (2010) 97,99,82,100

IMDB: 7.7, RT Aud: 82%, RT Critics: 80%

Borrowing heavily (and intelligently) from Pixar and Looney Tunes, Despicable Me is a surprisingly thoughtful, family-friendly treat with a few surprises of its own.



Marwencol (2010) 77,88,98,100

IMDB: 7.6, RT Aud: 87%, RT Critics: 98%

Inspiring and fascinating, Marwencol depicts its subject with heartfelt tenderness, raising poignant questions about art and personal tragedy along the way.



How to Train Your Dragon (2010) 99,99,98,100

IMDB: 8.1, RT Aud: 91%, RT Critics: 98%

Boasting dazzling animation, a script with surprising dramatic depth, and thrilling 3-D sequences, How to Train Your Dragon soars.



Neds (2010) 69,67,86,100

IMDB: 7.0, RT Aud: 71%, RT Critics: 93%

John McGill is a promising student at a tough Glasgow school who, despite a family background of alcoholism and abuse, looks set to sail into university and a bright future beyond.



The Social Network (2010) 97,99,99,100

IMDB: 7.7, RT Aud: 86%, RT Critics: 95%

Impeccably scripted, beautifully directed, and filled with fine performances, The Social Network is a riveting, ambitious example of modern filmmaking at its finest.



Submarine (2010) 88,90,93,100

IMDB: 7.3, RT Aud: 82%, RT Critics: 86%

Funny, stylish, and ringing with adolescent truth, Submarine marks Richard Ayoade as a talent to watch.



Inside Job (2010) 99,99,99,100

IMDB: 8.3, RT Aud: 91%, RT Critics: 97%

Disheartening but essential viewing, Charles Ferguson's documentary explores the 2008 Global Financial Crisis with exemplary rigor.



Barney's Version (2010) 85,83,78,100

IMDB: 7.3, RT Aud: 78%, RT Critics: 79%

With a magnificent performance by Paul Giamatti, Barney's Version offers much comedy and insight to the complexities of modern romance.



Another Year (2010) 85,76,99,100

IMDB: 7.3, RT Aud: 74%, RT Critics: 92%

Characterized by strong performances and the director's trademark feel for the nuances of everyday life, Another Year marks another solid entry in Mike Leigh's career of kitchen-sink English drama.



Catfish (2010) 80,67,89,100

IMDB: 7.1, RT Aud: 70%, RT Critics: 80%

Catfish may tread the line between real-life drama and crass exploitation a little too unsteadily for some viewers' tastes, but its timely premise and tightly wound mystery make for a gripping documentary.



Unstoppable (2010) 68,88,85,100

IMDB: 6.8, RT Aud: 72%, RT Critics: 86%

As fast, loud, and relentless as the train at the center of the story, Unstoppable is perfect popcorn entertainment -- and director Tony Scott's best movie in years.



Toy Story 3 (2010) 99,99,99,100

IMDB: 8.3, RT Aud: 89%, RT Critics: 98%

Deftly blending comedy, adventure, and honest emotion, Toy Story 3 is a rare second sequel that really works.



Cave of Forgotten Dreams (2010) 85,88,98,100

IMDB: 7.4, RT Aud: 73%, RT Critics: 96%

Hauntingly filmed and brimming with Herzog's infectious enthusiasm, Cave of Forgotten Dreams is a fascinating triumph.



Animal Kingdom (2010) 87,95,98,100

IMDB: 7.3, RT Aud: 83%, RT Critics: 94%

With confident pacing, a smart script, and a top-notch cast, Animal Kingdom represents the best the Australian film industry has to offer.



The Kids Are All Right (2010) 82,79,98,100

IMDB: 7.1, RT Aud: 73%, RT Critics: 93%

Worthwhile as both a well-acted ensemble piece and as a smart, warm statement on family values, The Kids Are All Right is remarkable.



The Way (2010) 88,95,73,100

IMDB: 7.4, RT Aud: 83%, RT Critics: 82%

It may be a little too deliberately paced for more impatient viewers, but The Way is a worthy effort from writer/director Emilio Estevez, balancing heartfelt emotion with clear-eyed drama that resists cheap sentiment.



Let Me In (2010) 86,87,96,100

IMDB: 7.2, RT Aud: 76%, RT Critics: 87%

Similar to the original in all the right ways -- but with enough changes to stand on its own -- Let Me In is the rare Hollywood remake that doesn't add insult to inspiration.



Jean-Michel Basquiat: The Radiant Child (2010) 77,74,84,100

IMDB: 7.9, RT Aud: 86%, RT Critics: 85%

He became notorious for his graffiti art under the moniker Samo in the late 1970s on the Lower East Side scene, sold his first painting to Deborah Harry for $200, and became best friends with Andy Warhol.



Never Let Me Go (2010) 86,78,82,100

IMDB: 7.2, RT Aud: 70%, RT Critics: 70%

With Never Let Me Go, Mark Romanek has delivered a graceful adaptation that captures the spirit of the Ishiguro novel -- which will be precisely the problem for some viewers.



Winter's Bone (2010) 86,87,99,100

IMDB: 7.2, RT Aud: 76%, RT Critics: 94%

Bleak, haunting, and yet still somehow hopeful, Winter's Bone is writer-director Debra Granik's best work yet -- and it boasts an incredible, starmaking performance from Jennifer Lawrence.



Tangled (2010) 98,99,96,100

IMDB: 7.8, RT Aud: 87%, RT Critics: 89%

While far from Disney's greatest film, Tangled is a visually stunning, thoroughly entertaining addition to the studio's classic animated canon.



Incendies (2010) 99,99,98,100

IMDB: 8.2, RT Aud: 92%, RT Critics: 92%

It's messy, overlong, and a touch melodramatic, but those flaws pale before Incendies' impressive acting and devastating emotional impact.