For a film to get its own page on the main 2014 links page, it must receive at least 5 link submissions from our members with few exceptions. Here is a list of all films that didn’t quite reach that threshold.

1,000 Times Good Night

14 Blades

2 Autumns, 3 Winters

21 Years: Richard Linklater

  • Carson Lund @ In Review Online
    • Excerpt: There’s nothing terribly toxic about the addition of this sort of movie to the cultural surplus; after all, Linklater’s a director who arguably deserves all the good press he can get. But 21 Years fails to apply any critical thought to its subject or the documentary form—the latter being perhaps the cardinal sin.

23 Blast

  • Mark Dujsik @ Mark Reviews Movies
    • Excerpt: We start to wonder if there’s really anything even slightly worthwhile—let alone Very Important—about [this story].
  • MaryAnn Johanson @ FlickFilosopher.com
    • Excerpt: The clunky script and amateurish performances are not unexpected in the faith-based genre, but its dubious “inspiration” gives even diehard-atheist me pause.
  • Frank Swietek @ One Guys Opinion
    • Excerpt: On the one hand, it’s well-meaning and high-minded; on the other, it’s obvious and predictable.

50 to 1

The ABCs of Death

  • Jeremy Kibler @ Diabolique Magazine
    • Excerpt: If only 4 out of 26 segments was still a worthwhile ratio. “ABCs of Death 2” is certainly a whackadoo package, but it’s never funny or scary, just tiresome, gratuitous, infantile, amateurish, and downright mean-spirited.

About Alex

Abuse of Weakness

  • Carson Lund @ In Review Online
    • Excerpt: If Abuse of Weakness is autobiography, it’s a challenging, uncategorizable use of the form: based on personal events but decidedly resistant to resuscitating the subjective experience of living through them—or, especially, providing any discernible commentary on them.

Addicted

  • Nicholas Bell @ IONCINEMA.com
    • Excerpt: let’s face it, films seeking mainstream affirmation, whatever the market it is aimed at, are not comfortable portraying women seeking sexual fulfillment without proving how sick, twisted, or downright whorish they are for attempting to explore sexual inclinations

Adjust Your Tracking

  • Francis Rizzo III @ DVDTalk.com
    • Excerpt: Adjust Your Tracking is essentially a feature-length collection of VHS-collector profiles tied together with the memories and thoughts of those who populate this anachronistic niche.

Advanced Style

Afflicted

After the Fall

Aftermath

  • Frank Swietek @ One Guys Opinion
    • Excerpt: The crime melodrama, which its makers have dubbed a ‘black comedy thriller,’ has a few oddball moments but is never funny, and it certainly isn’t thrilling.

Ai Weiwei: The Fake Case

Alan Partridge

  • Laura Clifford @ Reeling Reviews
    • Excerpt: One of the great things Coogan does with his ambitious, self-absorbed, offensive, cowardly and not-as-bright-as-he-thinks-he-is character is make him capable of guilt and regret, always keeping us holding out for his redemption.
  • Mark Dujsik @ Mark Reviews Movies
    • Excerpt: The film gets [this character], and more importantly, so does Coogan, whose lived-in performance ensures that every tic registers in a tangible way…

Algorithms

Alien Abduction

All You Need Is Love

Altina

The Amazing Catfish

America

  • Rick Aragon @ Rick’s Cafe Texan
    • Excerpt: The biggest problem with America is that one may find it difficult if not impossible to see it without one being blinded by one’s own viewpoints.
  • Dan Lybarger @ Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
    • Excerpt: D’Souza seems to have a marksman’s gift for shooting himself in the foot.
  • Jerry Roberts @ Armchair Cinema
    • Excerpt: What is promised in the film’s title is an issue that is asked but quickly abandoned. Truthfully, America: Imagine the World Without Her should really be called “Should America Be Ashamed of Itself?” That’s actually a more potent question.
  • Jerry Roberts @ Armchair Cinema
    • Excerpt: What is promised in the film’s title is an issue that is asked but quickly abandoned. Truthfully, America: Imagine the World Without Her should really be called “Should America Be Ashamed of Itself?” That’s actually a more potent question.

The American Nurse

The Angriest Man in Brooklyn

  • Jeremy Kibler @ The Artful Critic
    • Excerpt: Pulling a terrific cast down with it, “The Angriest Man in Brooklyn” tries to waver every which way and strikes as too ineffective in all directions. The one that ends up earning the reason to be angry is the viewer.

Anita

The Anonymous People

App

Art and Craft

  • Charlie Juhl @ Citizen Charlie
    • Excerpt: Watching Mark create his forgeries, an easier process than you would think, is fun to watch for a while but Art and Craft loses some steam as an equally obsessed and dogged amateur tracks Landis’s cons and the action builds to a less than satisfying climax.
  • Marty Mapes @ Movie Habit
    • Excerpt: An object lesson in how to make a good documentary
  • Francis Rizzo III @ DVDTalk
    • Excerpt: A fascinating documentary following a master forger and the expert trying to stop him.
  • Sarah Ward @ artsHub

The Art of the Steal

Authors Anonymous

Awake: The LIfe of Yogananda

Bad Hair

Bad Johnson

  • Mike McGranaghan @ The Aisle Seat
    • Excerpt: Reading the plot synopsis, I knew the movie would either be hilariously brilliant or downright awful. It’s the latter.

Banksy Does New York

La Bare

The Battery

Before I Disappear

  • Jason Bailey @ Flavorwire
    • Excerpt: It’s an original, intoxicating, giddily alive movie.
  • Nicholasb Bell @ Ioncinema
    • Excerpt: It’s a tale that requires a strong, emotional component to be successful, and its glaring absence only becomes more and more apparent as it shuttles us off into the vacuum of the hopeful ending.

Believe Me

Beneath

Beneath the Harvest Sky

  • Ron Wilkinson @ MonstersandCritics.com
    • Excerpt: A story that unfolds nearly as slowly as the potatoes ripen in the fields, the charismatic performances of the two young leads make all the difference.

Beside Still Waters

Bethlehem

The Better Angels

Better Living Through Chemistry

Beyond the Edge

  • MaryAnn Johanson @ FlickFilosopher.com
    • Excerpt: Through gorgeous archival footage and new re-creations, thrillingly places us amidst the first successful summit of Everest in 1953, taking true advantage of 3D to offer us dazzling mountain vistas.

Bhopal: A Prayer for Rain

Bicycling with Molière

  • Jamie S. Rich @ DVD Talk
    • Excerpt: A smart and insightful human drama, it builds its narrative on two aging actors bickering over a possible production of Moliere’s The Misanthrope. Fabrice Luchini and Lambert Wilson are superb in the main roles, creating complex characters who are always interesting to watch because they have plenty of interesting things to say.

Big Men

Bird People

A Birder’s Guide to Everything

Black Coal Thin Ice

Black Coal, Thin Ice

Blood Glacier

Blood Ties

  • Jeremy Kibler @ The Artful Critic
    • Excerpt: Blood Ties is one of those skillfully crafted “adult” crime thrillers that would have been made by Sidney Lumet and William Friedkin back in the 1970s/early-1980s. While not everything pays off in the filmmakers’ ambitious eyes, it’s still quite compelling.
  • Pat Mullen @ Cinemablographer
    • Excerpt: A total gong show of terrible acting. Even Marion Cotillard doesn’t get off easy in this review…
  • Diego Salgado @ Guía del Ocio [Spanish]

Bobby Jasoos

Boys of Abu Ghraib

Breakup Buddies

  • James Marsh @ Twitch
    • Excerpt: The long, punishing arm of China’s censorship board still hangs heavy over the career of mainland filmmaker Ning Hao. The once-exciting auteur turns in another safe, audience-friendly offering with Breakup Buddies, suggesting his penance for the acerbic No Man’s Land is still far from paid.

A Brony Tale

Burning Blue

Burt’s Buzz

But Always

  • James Marsh @ Twitch
    • Excerpt: Nicholas Tse proves he is better-suited to tough guy roles than romantic leads, but his inert performance here opposite Gao Yuanyuan is far from the only problem with Snow Zou’s shockingly cliched and unaware tragi-romance.

Buttwhistle

By the Gun

  • Laura Clifford @ Reeling Reviews
    • Excerpt: Cliched, confused and thoroughly unnecessary, “By the Gun” features a meaty role for Boston rapper Slaine (“The Town”) as Nick’s best friend George, but writer Emilio Mauro deep sixes the character’s early promise in a laughable “Mean Streets” ripoff.

Cabin Fever: Patient Zero

  • Kevin Carr @ 7M Pictures
    • Excerpt: Some of the scenes aren’t executed as well as they could be, but there’s plenty of moments that will make your skin crawl. Unfortunately, the characters aren’t very well developed, and once the blood washes away, you’ll forget about them soon enough.
  • Jennie Kermode @ Eye For Film

The Calling

Cam2Cam

The Canal

  • Mark Harris @ About.com
  • João Pinto @ Portal Cinema [Portuguese]
  • Nuno Reis @ SciFiWorld Portugal [Portuguese]
    • Excerpt: Com um visual forte e um bom elenco principal (a mãe e a criança não estão bem, mas todos os outros têm performances sólidas), “The Canal” consegue ser um filme com todas as vantagens do cinema independente – liberdade, originalidade – mas com uma construção narrativa e execução de fazer inveja a muita gente na indústria.
  • Ron Wilkinson @ Monsters and Critics
    • Excerpt: Spirits in restrooms, blood from the walls and a hand cranked camera add up to something, but we are not sure what.

The Candidate

Cannibal

Canopy

  • Glenn Dunks @ Glenn Dunks
    • Excerpt: Canopy is a movie rich of its own world, an 80-minute work of filmmaking that rises above mere war or survival films and becomes something unique.
  • Blake Howard @ Graffiti with Punctuation
    • Excerpt: Canopy is writer/director Aaron Wilson’s first-person take on the sensory experience of being lost at war.

Captivated: The Trials of Pamela Smart

  • Jason Bailey @ Flavorwire
    • Excerpt: ‘Captivated’ is a riveting procedural, telling a fascinating story augmented by extensive archival footage (much of it weathered and fuzzy, as all old video should be), and if director Jeremiah Zagar had left it at that, I’d still recommend it. But this is a film with much more on its mind.

The Captive

The Case Against 8

Le Chef

Child of God

Chinese Puzzle

The Circle

Citizen Autistic

Citizen Koch

Clouds of Sils Maria

A Coffee in Berlin

Come Back to Me

Comet

Concerning Violence

The Connection

Copenhagen

The Crossing

  • James Marsh @ Screen Daily
    • Excerpt: John Woo’s first directorial offering in four years is a grand scale war-time romance chronicling the plight of three unrelated couples whose lives become entwined during the Chinese Civil War. As was the case with Woo’s 2008 two-parter, Red Cliff, the eponymous event – in this case the tragic 1949 sinking of Chinese steamer the Taiping – is still yet to come, as this first installment delivers two hours of detailed set-up, with its feet firmly on terra firma.
  • Amir Siregar @ Amir at the Movies [Indonesian]

Cuban Fury

Cyber-Senoirs

The Damned

  • Nicholas Bell @ IONCINEMA.com
    • Excerpt: as smooth as the set-up for many a Jean Rollin title, ridiculous dialogue lazily dubbed with awkward pipelaying
  • Carson Lund @ Slant Magazine
    • Excerpt: From its first draw of blood onward, The Damned bolts down a foreseeable slasher-movie trajectory, laying on thick the dramatic irony while constantly inventing new reasons to punish its characters for old iniquities.

Dancing in Jaffa

Days and Nights

  • Nicholas Bell @ IONCINEMA.com
    • Excerpt: though more often than not, this is simply another tedious glimpse of familial dysfunction, relocated to the heart of a WASP’s nest.

Dead Snow 2: Red vs. Dead

  • Nicholas Bell @ IONCINEMA.com
    • Excerpt: a feeling akin to the difference between joking about an easy target like Christian Scientologists, and then, say, being forced to attend an eight hour seminar that seriously teaches its religious tenets.
  • Patrick Bromley @ F This Movie!
  • Kristy Puchko @ CinemaBlend.com
    • Excerpt: Dead Snow 2: Red vs. Dead delivers more gore, action, firepower, and laughs than the first film. It’s brilliantly bonkers and will have audiences howling with laughter from its first zombie battle to its fucked up and fun final showdown.
  • Nuno Reis @ SciFiWorld Portugal [Portuguese]
    • Excerpt: “Død Snø 2” com o seu orçamento de 4,5 milhões de euros dá uma lição sobre como fazer blockbusters na Europa para todo o mundo ver. Melhor só uma maratona com os dois filmes de uma assentada.

Death Comes to Pemberley

The Decent One

Decoding Annie Parker

Deepsea Challenge 3D

Default

The Den

  • Jeremy Kibler @ The Artful Critic
    • Excerpt: Before it falls into a more standard slasher pattern with a ton of camera-shaking and a scintilla of torturous bloodletting akin to a “Saw” movie, “The Den” is a pretty effective cautionary tale.

Dinosaur 13

Diplomacy

Doc of the Dead

The Dog

Don Peyote

  • Gregory J. Smalley @ 366 Weird Movies
    • Excerpt: Stoners who are already salivating over the trippy trailer will likely find ‘Don Peyote’ hits the psychedelic sweet spot… The sober-minded are not as likely to be amused.

Double Play: James Benning and Richard Linklater

Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods

  • Travis Hopson @ Examiner
    • Excerpt: This is undoubtedly the weirdest Dragon Ball Z story I’ve ever seen and that’s really saying something.

Drive Hard

Drones

  • Travis Hopson @ Examiner
    • Excerpt: While Rick Rosenthal’s Drones has the balls to attack the issue head on, the lack of nuance in tackling a complex issue undermines his efforts and that of a game cast.

Dying of the Light

Ek Villain

Elsa & Fred

Emoticon

The Empty Hours

Eternity: The Movie

Exhibition

Exists

  • Nicholas Bell @ IONCINEMA.com
    • Excerpt: With nary an original flourish in its little brain, despite some fleeting moments of genuine creepiness, the distraction of its mechanics work as resolutely against its effectiveness like a majority of all films in this vein, wherein cameras stay indefatigably in action no matter the dangers faced, and obvious editing and musical cues interfere with the rules of the game.

The Face of Love

Fanny

Farmland

  • Tony Dayoub @ Cinema Viewfinder
    • Excerpt: FARMLAND is not dissimilar to the kind of “documentary” one used to see before riding some Disney attraction that would extol all of the benefits of our agriculture industry before you realized that it was sponsored by a troubling multinational agri-business conglomerate like Monsanto.

Felony

Fifi Howls from Happiness

Filth

  • José Arce @ LaButaca.net [Spanish]
    • Excerpt: Arrolladora adaptación de la novela de Irvine Welsh menos cochina que su referente, sí, pero perfectamente fiel a sí misma en su salvajismo desaforado. No pasará a la historia, pero es recomendable.
  • Kevin Carr @ 7M Pictures
    • Excerpt: ultimately a forgettable film
  • Dustin Freeley @ Movies About Gladiators
    • Excerpt: Irvine Welsh’s further examination of Scottish self hatred.
  • Jeremy Kibler @ The Artful Critic
    • Excerpt: Filth is ballsy, fierce, frenetic, gonzo, lunatic, and wildly perverse—and those are all meant as compliments. In short, it’s a dark, diseased blast and James McAvoy is electrifying to watch.
  • Nuno Reis @ SciFiWorld Portugal [Portuguese]
    • Excerpt: Mas isto são meras referências, insuficientes para abordar um filme inteligente, complexo, louco e divertido, onde o sexo acaba por ser a dimensão principal e o poder acaba por ter uma função afrodisíaca.

The Final Member

  • MaryAnn Johanson @ FlickFilosopher.com
    • Excerpt: The world’s only penis museum is no joke, but there’s plenty funny (and enlightening, and poignant) in this sweet portrait of a man dedicated to completing his life’s work.

Finding Fanny

Finding Fela!

Fishing Without Nets

Flamenco, Flamenco

The Fluffy Movie

For a Woman

For No Good Reason

  • David Bax @ Battleship Pretension
    • Excerpt: In those occasions wherein Paul shows us Steadman at work, it would be both insulting and apt to compare his process to a magic act. As with an illusionist’s performance, you can watch everything he does with a careful eye and still have no idea how he got to the breathtaking result.
  • Jonathan Richards @ www.jonrichardsplace.com
    • Excerpt: Paul and Depp don’t get us very deep under the skin of Steadman the man, but what this film does to brilliant effect is to take us through the Steadman creative process.
  • Sarah Ward @ FilmInk

Forgotten Hero

The Foxy Merkins

The French Minister

Frequencies

Friended to Death

Frontera

  • Andy Crump @ Movie Mezzanine
    • Excerpt: …for all of its political concerns, Frontera should be seen foremost as a movie that serves its actors.
  • Jonathan Richards @ www.jonrichardsplace.com
    • Excerpt: If the road to hell is paved with good intentions, there should be a nice straight stretch of highway somewhere near the southern border marked with a sign saying “Adopted by Frontera.”

Gambit

The Gambler

  • David Bax @ Battleship Pretension
    • Excerpt: The Gambler, as it turns out, has a lot in common with a lot of other movies. There’s nothing wrong with Wyatt being influenced by the Coens or Cassavetes or Scorsese but there comes a point where a film’s own power and competence – both things this one has in abundance – are overshadowed by all the better films it calls to mind.

Gebo and the Shadow

  • Carson Lund @ In Review Online
    • Excerpt: By the time its sudden conclusion hits you with the sort of multivalent power that we’ve come to expect from Oliveira’s seemingly offhand endings, the film’s questions are evident.
  • Carson Lund @ In Review Online
    • Excerpt: The overwhelming stasis of Gebo and the Shadow is hardly indicative of a creative impasse; on the contrary, the film finds its director, even while indirectly confronting his own mortality, as sharp and crafty as ever.

Get Santa

The Girl and Death

The Girl on the Train

Glen Campbell: I’ll Be Me

God Help the Girl

  • Nicholas Bell @ IONCINEMA.com
    • Excerpt: dull exercise of endless emotional exposition which desperately wants to infuse the musical sensibilities of Jacques Demy into the drab kitchen sink melodrama of teen angst in Glasgow.
  • Matthew Lucas @ From the Front Row
    • Excerpt: unlike most things that get slapped with the label “hipster,” the film never comes across as ironic or condescending, it’s incredibly warm and sincere, bathed in a youthful nostalgia that is hard to resist.
  • Simon Miraudo @ Quickflix
  • Stefan Pape @ HeyUGuys
    • Excerpt: A quaint, pretentious film, representative of a quaint, pretentious band.

God’s Not Dead

  • Rick Aragon @ Rick’s Cafe Texan
    • Excerpt: I did not hate God’s Not Dead, and while I see its flaws I can also extend a little grace.
  • Susan Granger @ www.susangranger.com
    • Excerpt: Implausible concept makes the film lose credibility immediately…
  • Mike McGranaghan @ Film Racket
    • Excerpt: While it most certainly has some very good qualities, it is ultimately undone — at least for general audiences — by a completely unsubtle desire to do more than simply tell a meaningful story; it wants to rock the world.
  • Jerry Roberts @ Armchair Cinema
    • Excerpt: God’s Not Dead is a movie with its heart in the right place and its head up its butt. It contains a microcosm of an idea, debating God’s place in the natural order, but spends most of the time as a recruitment drive for the Christian faith in which you are recruited with your arm twisted behind your back.

The Golden Era

Good People

Goodbye World

Gore Vidal: The United States of Amnesia

The Great Invisible

The Great Museum

Gulaab Gang

Haider

Half of a Yellow Sun

  • Bev Questad @ It’s Just Movies
    • Excerpt: In the beginning, two beautiful women are dining at a stately dinner in their luxurious family home. In a seeming eyeblink, they are caught in the tightening vise of a desperate civil war.

Hangar 10

Hank and Asha

Happy New Year

Happy Valley

Hard Drive

  • Pat Mullen @ Cinemablographer
    • Excerpt: Audiences could debate the authenticity of a contemporary relationship that doesn’t contain some form of mediation, but Hard Drive is so consciously cleansed of impersonal gizmos that one must see the absence of technology as part of the point.

A Haunted House 2

  • Kevin Carr @ 7M Pictures
    • Excerpt: Marlon Wayans on his own has taken his family name lower than ever before… even lower than “White Chicks.”
  • Frank Ochieng @ Focus of New York Magazine
    • Excerpt: One can immediately detect a desperate sense of regurgitation in the strained chuckles as A Haunted House 2 has all the inspired hilarity of a decaying fang inside a drugged Dracula’s mouth.

Heatstroke

Hellion

  • Travis Hopson @ Examiner
    • Excerpt: Hellion fits into something I like to call the “festival bubble”
  • Aaron Pinkston @ Battleship Pretension
    • Excerpt: Jacob isn’t committing crimes because he’s bored or necessarily even a bad kid. Teens just acting out is a familiar excuse and film trope, but Hellion gets the character decisively right.
  • Jonathan Richards @ www.jonrichardsplace.com
    • Excerpt: This troubled teenager drama gets its strength from Kat Candler’s solid writing and steady, unobtrusive direction, and especially from its cast. The standout is young Josh Wiggins.
  • Tom Santilli @ Examiner.com
    • Excerpt: Hellion doesn’t quite hit a home run, but it stands out.

Her Name Was Torment

  • Daniel Lackey @ The Nightmare Gallery
    • Excerpt: Dustin Mills combines performance, photography and sound to create a palpable feeling of madness. Insanity wafts from the film like the smell of rot rising from a pile of trash.

Hide Your Smiling Faces

Hollidaysburg

Hollows Grove

The Hornet’s Nest

Horses of God

The Houses October Built

Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania

I Am Ali

  • Tony Dayoub @ Cinema Viewfinder
    • Excerpt: At best, I AM ALI is a primer for the few that a long line of documentaries about this extremely well documented sports and Civil Rights figure has thus far eluded. At worst, I AM ALI is a forgettable CliffsNotes-style profile that hits many of the landmark moments in Ali’s life while avoiding the dissenting points of view concerning his controversial stances on the Vietnam war and the Black Muslim movement.
  • Charlie Juhl @ Citizen Charlie
    • Excerpt: Clare Lewins unexpectedly unearths new information and new commentary from one of the most famous men on the planet and it is a pleasure to sit back and listen to the living legend.
  • Stefan Pape @ HeyUGuys

I Am Eleven

If You Build It

If You Don’t, I Will

The Immortalists

In Bloom

In Fear

  • Jeremy Kibler @ The Artful Critic
    • Excerpt: Building on the primal power of apprehension and leaving much to the imagination, especially in the first half, “In Fear” forces the viewer to not only be scared for the two lead characters, but we become scared ourselves.
  • Daniel Lackey @ The Nightmare Gallery
  • Glenn Lovell @ CinemaDope.com
    • Excerpt: UK helmer Lovering tightens the screws the old-fashioned way, through atmospher and suggestion … (It) possesses a bleakly funny Pinter-esque quality.
  • Ross Miller @ Thoughts On Film
    • Excerpt: It’s not exactly reinventing the jump-scare but it does everything it can to squeeze every drop of claustrophobic atmosphere and tension out of the situation and on that level it succeeds admirably.

Inner Demons

Innocence

  • Nicholas Bell @ IONCINEMA.com
    • Excerpt: in a modern world where ancient covens still exist, one would wish that the supernatural world would be a bit more progressive—this virgin motif seems incredibly dated, even though Brougher is trying to make this an allegory about modern female adolescence, –
  • Susan Granger @ www.susangranger.com
    • Excerpt: Tiresome, incoherent – don’t bother….
  • Frank Swietek @ One Guys Opinion
    • Excerpt: An extremely silly attempt at a young adult thriller that winds up laughable rather than scary.

Inside the Mind of Leonardo Da Vinci

  • Jonathan Richards @ www.jonrichardsplace.com
    • Excerpt: Any chance to spend some time inside one of the greatest minds that ever lived is time well spent, even if this documentary doesn’t take as much advantage of the visit as we might like.

Ironclad: Battle for Blood

Island of Lemurs: Madagascar

The Island of St. Matthews

  • Carson Lund @ In Review Online
    • Excerpt: It would be misguided and insensitive to disparage this more-than-noble exercise. It’s equally debatable, however, to suggest that its good-natured ambitions and unconventional form alone constitute a cinematic success.

It Felt Like Love

Ivory Tower

Jack and the Cuckoo-Clock Heart

Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa .5

Jackpot

Jake Squared

Jamie Marks Is Dead

  • Jeremy Kibler @ The Artful Critic
    • Excerpt: A somber, harshly grim supernatural twist on the coming-of-age tale, “Jamie Marks Is Dead” is never as fully realized as desired, but there is something about it that stirs in the mind.

Jealousy

Jersey Shore Massacre

Jesus Town, USA

Jews of Egypt

Jimmy P

  • Tom Santilli @ Examiner.com
    • Excerpt: Jimmy P. (opening today) is the sort of film that should be important and compelling, but is neither.

Jimmy P.

  • Jason Pirodsky @ Expats.cz
    • Excerpt: If you can forgive the film it’s slow, methodical nature – which is reflective of its central protagonist – this is a meditative, quietly effective story that might get to you.

Just a Sigh

  • Jonathan Richards @ www.jonrichardsplace.com
    • Excerpt: The lovers don’t set off a spark, just a sigh, but they give us a pleasant hour and 45 minutes in Paris, a little sex, a little wine, a little conversation, and how bad can that be?

Keep On Keepin’ On

  • Jamie S. Rich @ DVDTalk
    • Excerpt: You don’t have to know jazz to enjoy the new music documentary Keep on Keepin’ On, though by the end of this story about trumpet player Clark Terry and one of his protégés, Keep on Keepin’ On will certainly give you a taste for it.

Kelly & Cal

Khoobsurat

The Kill Team

  • Joshua Brunsting @ The CriterionCast
  • Laura Clifford @ Reeling Reviews
    • Excerpt: While “The Kill Team” is well worth watching, the jury’s out.
  • Jordan M. Smith @ IONCINEMA.com
    • Excerpt: The Kill Team starkly asks for us to try to reconcile the shifting gaps between patriotism and imperialism, aiding and oppressing, recreation and self-preservation. Hint: It can’t be done, as long as the innocent continue to be punished for trying to do what is everyone’s moral responsibility. – See more at: http://www.ioncinema.com/reviews/the-kill-team-review#sthash.IADcAQ0e.dpuf

Killing Jimmy Hoffa

  • Frank Ochieng @ Sound on Sight
    • Excerpt: …[a] straight-shooting and intriguing documentary. Thoroughly captivating and informative, Killing Jimmy Hoffa is a noteworthy documentary not to be silenced as its titular subject matter.

The Kingdom of Dreams and Madness

Kite

Kochadaiiyaan

Koyelaanchal

Kundo: Age of the Rampant

The Last of the Unjust

Last Passenger

  • David Bax @ Battleship Pretension
    • Excerpt: The deeper engine of Last Passenger is a humanistic impulse, the belief that we can improve ourselves and our lot by working together and even sacrificing for one another when necessary. Though it may, with its runaway train premise, seem like a story of man versus machine, Nooshin never lets us forget that there’s person driving this train to oblivion.

The Last Sentence

Legends of Oz: Dorothy’s Return

A Letter to Momo

A Life in Dirty Movies

Life Partners

  • Nicholas Bell @ Ioncinema
  • James Jay Edwards @ FilmFracture
    • Excerpt: Life Partners’ Keeps It Light And Familiar, But Still Stays Fun
  • Jeremy Kibler @ The Artful Critic
    • Excerpt: While writer-director Fogel and co-writer Joni Lefkowitz don’t say anything too fresh here, besides incorporating both sides of sexual orientation, the film is often perceptive and even sharply funny about co-dependent relationships and how they are tested when one romantic door opens for one party and not the other.
  • Frank Ochieng @ Sound on Sight
    • Excerpt: Charming, quirky and breezily spirited, Fogel presents a chippy but honest character study of female empowerment that is certainly infectious and relatable.

Life’s a Breeze

Lilting

The Little Bedroom

The Little Rascals Save the Day

  • James Plath Plath @ Family Home Theater
    • Excerpt: The most “rascally” this film gets is when the kids crank up their pet-spa, which will bring smiles and remind fans of the original short that spawned it. Too bad the whole film wasn’t more like this.

Living Is Easy with Eyes Closed

Living Things

  • Jerry Roberts @ Armchair Cinema
    • Excerpt: Eric Shapiro’s Living Things is, very likely, the most exhausting movie you’ll ever see. And yet, there are no car chases, no gun battles, no cacophony of sound design. Here is a movie that is constructed almost entirely out of words. It contains only two actors, seated at a dinner table debating each other for just over an hour.

Locker 13

  • MaryAnn Johanson @ FlickFilosopher.com
    • Excerpt: Nothing here is terribly haunting, but at least someone is trying to make something like a horror movie these days that isn’t about buckets of gore and inventive torture.

Losing LeBron

  • Jerry Roberts @ Armchair Cinema
    • Excerpt: “Losing LeBron” is an effective documentary about the devastation the plagued the citizens of Cleveland, Ohio when it’s favorite son decided to abandon The Caveliers and join up with the Miami Heat through free agency. But it’s really about the psychology of a city that really never seemed to have a sense of pride even before LeBron became its hero.

Louder Than Words

  • Carson Lund @ Slant Magazine
    • Excerpt: The “Inspired by a True Story” credit slapped over the opening images would suggest that writer Benjamin Chapin and director Anthony Fabian intend this as a respectful account, but the 1995 tragedy that claimed Maria Fareri’s life could do far better than this tepid, confusing, and sometimes downright bizarre retelling.

The Love Punch

Low Down

Lucky Them

Lullaby

Magician: The Astonishing Life and Work of Orson Welles

Maidan

The Maid’s Room

Majstori

Making the Rules

Maladies

Manakamana

Manuscripts Don’t Burn

Marius

A Master Builder

May in the Summer

  • Nicholas Bell @ IONCINEMA.com
    • Excerpt: It quickly slips into an overly familiar melodrama, throwing us into a sort of foreign born It’s Complicated scenario -.

McCanick

  • Jamie S. Rich @ DVD Talk
    • Excerpt: A solid premise gives way to wobbly psychology in McCanick, a police story that ends up being carried on the shoulders of its considerable lead performer.

Me and You

Meet the Mormons

Memphis

  • Chris Barsanti @ Film Journal International
    • Excerpt: Tim Sutton’s gorgeously shot nomadic mood piece about a temperamental musician searching Memphis for God, inspiration, or both will bore most audiences but hypnotize a few looking for that magical symbiosis of Jim Jarmusch’s blank poetry and David Gordon Green’s early Southern Gothic.
  • Jennie Kermode @ Eye For Film

A Merry Friggin’ Christmas

  • Nicholas Bell @ Ioncinema
  • Jerry Roberts @ Armchair Cinema
    • Excerpt: If you ever had the intense desire to see what Robin Williams would be like if he played a character that channeled Archie Bunker, then you might have your wish granted by the comedy A Merry Friggin’ Christmas. Yet, this is a dull, mean-spirited comedy about a family that gets together at Christmas, they fight, they scream, they hate each other, and their basic demeanor is about as warm as a jar full of hornets.

Mirage Men

Miss Julie

Miss Meadows

  • Nicholas Bell @ Ioncinema
  • Jeremy Kibler @ The Artful Critic
    • Excerpt: Largely tone-deaf and just strange to be strange, “Miss Meadows” would be more startling if weren’t so complacent with its own off-kilter cuteness, which becomes irritating in ten minutes. You can say toodle-oo to this odd bird.

Missionary

  • Frank Swietek @ One Guys Opinion
    • Excerpt: Little more than a pallid gender-reversal version of ‘Fatal Attraction’ with an unseemly religious twist…at best cable-TV fodder.

Moebius

Moms’ Night Out

  • Kevin Carr @ 7M Pictures
    • Excerpt: “Moms’ Night Out” is the kind of movie you can take your mother to without worrying that she’ll get offended, and you can still have a good time with it.
  • Frank Ochieng @ Focus of New York Magazine
    • Excerpt: …tedious and unimaginative. Moms’ Night Out is meant to be innocuous and filled with breezy moralistic zip but the flat shenanigans feel outrageously strained in this toothless suburban working-mommy romp.
  • Jerry Roberts @ Armchair Cinema
    • Excerpt: here are no laughs in Moms’ Night Out. None. Nada. Zilch. Zero. Bupkis. Maybe there’s a smile, but that’s not exactly high praise. When you can say that about a comedy, it pretty much empties out the entire picture. Here’s a movie in which the only comic highpoint is a shout-out to Pinterest – it does them no favors.

Monk With a Camera

Monster High: Freaky Fusion

Mr. X

My Little Pony Equestria Girls: Rainbow Rocks

Next Goal Wins

Next Year Jerusalem

A Night in Old Mexico

Night Will Fall

The Ninth Cloud

No God No Master

No Good Deed

  • William Bibbiani @ CraveOnline
    • Excerpt: No Good Deed clearly tries to capitalize on Elba’s towering sex appeal to justify why Terri endangers her family to a dangerous stranger, but it refuses to exploit him enough to either make its point or at least provide the audience with enough prurient thrills to warrant our time and money.
  • Michael Dequina @ No Good Deed
  • Jeremy Kibler @ The Artful Critic
    • Excerpt: Not bad enough to be the topic of conversation at parties, and it’s too dumb to be that riveting or make you sleep with a knife under your pillow.

No No: A Dockumentary

The Notebook

  • Nicholas Bell @ IONCINEMA.com
    • Excerpt: A foreboding buzz promises an ever threatening violence, and danger seems to lurk in the corners of the frame at nearly every turn. –
  • Samuel Castro @ Ochoymedio.info [Spanish]
    • Excerpt: Un drama de la Segunda Guerra que intenta darnos lecciones sobre las heridas que causa el conflicto en los no combatientes, pero que termina siendo una sucesión antipática de elementos demasiado escabrosos para ser creíbles.
  • Tony Dayoub @ Cinema Viewfinder
    • Excerpt: The freedom from a conventional, unified plot allows us to focus on the essential darkness of THE NOTEBOOK’s individual episodes.

Nothing Bad Can Happen

On Any Sunday: The Next Chapter

On My Way

Out to Kill

  • Wesley Lovell @ Cinema Sight
    • Excerpt: “Out to Kill” is one of many films of modern Queer Cinema that can’t quite seem to put all the pieces together to break out from its narrow demographic attachment.

The Pact II

Particle Fever

Patrick

Penance

Persecuted

Phobia

Pioneer

  • David Bax @ Battleship Pretension
    • Excerpt: Skjoldbjærg’s style pastiche coheres to create something larger than the sum of its parts. Petter’s harrowing descent wraps us up viscerally in real-world deceptions and their devastating collateral damage.
  • Nicholas Bell @ Ioncinema
  • Carson Lund @ Slant Magazine
    • Excerpt: Pioneer’s greatest asset, and another trait it shares with Mann and Fincher’s work, is a careful attention toward the particulars of its milieu in a way that doesn’t call attention to those period touches. The film matches the quotient of moustaches, thick-rimmed glasses, and earth-toned blazers from Tomas Alfredson’s Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy without ever getting Argo-level ostentatious about it.

The Pleasures of Being Out of Step

Point and Shoot

  • Laura Clifford @ Reeling Reviews
    • Excerpt: As Curry jumps between his interview, Vandyke’s footage, and eventually news broadcasts, you may find your impression of his subject in flux. It’s a great psychological portrait, even as we’re always aware of image modeling.
  • Mark Dujsik @ Mark Reviews Movies
    • Excerpt: Point and Shoot is a study of overcompensation.
  • Charlie Juhl @ Citizen Charlie
    • Excerpt: Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Selfies
  • Marty Mapes @ Movie Habit
    • Excerpt: An OCD American’s bold quest for manhood — but why does it have to be filmed to count?
  • Andrew Wyatt @ St. Louis Magazine
    • Excerpt: Point and Shoot provides valuable context for VanDyke’s personal evolution and his choices, turning an American footnote to the Arab Spring into a deeply human story.

The Possession of Michael King

Premature

The Prey

  • Sean Axmaker @ Turner Classic Movies
    • Excerpt: Eric Valette tries to keep it grounded in action scenes built on a physicality that is more authentic than the overkill of CGI spectacle.

Private Number

Private Peaceful

Private Violence

  • Bev Questad @ It’s Just Movies
    • Excerpt: Tthe lid is just beginning to lift from the black hole of domestic violence and its pervasive infiltration into American society – at all socio-economic levels.
  • Bev Questad @ It’s Just Movies
    • Excerpt: In this film, the lid is just beginning to lift from the black hole of domestic violence and its pervasive infiltration into American society – at all socio-economic levels.

A Promise

The Protector 2

Pump

The Pyramid

R100

Rabindranath Tagore – The Poet of Eternity

Radio Free Albemuth

  • Marina Antunes @ Quiet Earth
  • Kevin Carr @ 7M Pictures
    • Excerpt: “Radio Free Albemuth” explores some interesting issues. Unfortunately, it is saddled with many low-budget constraints that take away its level of theatrical experience that a film like this should have.
  • Bev Questad @ It’s Just Movies
    • Excerpt: Writer/director/producer John Alan Simon consciously channeled the mind of prolific science-fiction writer Philip K. Dick to re-create this masterpiece novel as a suspenseful movie. The result is a film about what I’ll call the power or catalyst for inner drive, the essence of our inspiration and motivation. Dick called this source VALIS, an acronym for Vast Active Living Intelligence System.
  • Gregory J. Smalley @ 366 Weird Movies
    • Excerpt: A tale of pink, pro-rock n’ roll aliens beaming hallucinatory political advice to subversives from a satellite orbiting earth, “Radio Free Albemuth” is totally baffling if you don’t know the backstory behind it. It may be even stranger if you do.

Ragnarok

Reasonable Doubt

Red Hollywood

  • Cole Smithey @ ColeSmithey.com
    • Excerpt: Never before has there been such a cogent examination of the filmic thematic social commentary (of films made by socially responsible filmmakers in the ‘40s and ‘’50s) that the House Committee on Un-American Activities seized upon for its falsely posed premise for ramming a fascistic form of capitalism down the throats of Americans.
  • Cole Smithey @ ColeSmithey.com
    • Excerpt: Indispensable.

The Retrieval

Revenge of the Green Dragons

Revenge of the Mekons

Rhymes for Young Ghouls

  • Gregory J. Smalley @ 366 Weird Movies
    • Excerpt: If you are a film critic, ethnic studies type, or a Native American starved for cinematic role models, you’ll probably fall over yourself praising ‘Ghouls,’ and I’ll be hard pressed to muster much of a will to argue against you.

Rich Hill

Rigor Mortis

River of Fundament

Rob the Mob

  • Tony Dayoub @ Cinema Viewfinder
    • Excerpt: Director Raymond De Felitta clearly loves this kind of film, long on New York iconography and staffed by a panoply of Italian-American actors who directors like Sidney Lumet and spiritual descendant Spike Lee kept working for years but have fallen out of fashion with the retirement of THE SOPRANOS.
  • Matthew McKernan @ FilmWhinge
    • Excerpt: The cast is very good and the writing is generally pretty good and it takes the time to make you care about these outsiders. Thoroughly entertaining though hardly flawless, Rob the Mob is a pleasant surprise.

Rocks in My Pockets

Rudderless

Rude Dude

Saint Seiya: Legend of Sanctuary

  • Nuno Reis @ SciFiWorld Portugal [Portuguese]
    • Excerpt: “Legend of Sanctuary” não foi um bom filme para começar a maior propagação da saga. Em vez de ser “inspirado em” ou a tão popular “prequela/sequela de”, é uma reapresentação muito rápida das quinta e sexta parte do arco do Santuário.

Saturday Night

  • Edwin Davies @ A Mighty Fine Blog
    • Excerpt: Yet the unremarkable nature of the episode itself is what makes Saturday Night so compelling. It feels like we are getting a real look at the process of putting on a weekly variety show, and because the episode feels so typical, it can stand in for the making of the show as a whole.
  • Stephen Saito @ The Moveable Fest
    • Excerpt: After long being in limbo, James Franco’s unvarnished look at the week leading up to an “SNL” taping sees the light of day & it was worth the wait.

The Scarecrow Club

  • Pat Mullen @ Cinemablographer
    • Excerpt: The enthusiasm is there in this Ottawa-made political thriller, but the thrills and political stuff, less so.

The Scribbler

See No Evil 2

Sex Ed

She’s Beautiful When She’s Angry

Siddharth

Singham Returns

Six Dance Lessons in Six Weeks

Small Time

  • Susan Granger @ www.susangranger.com
    • Excerpt: Filled with humor and heart, it’s an insightful, endearing father/son coming-of-age comedic drama, destined for well-deserved popularity on the DVD shelf.

Son of Batman

The Song

  • Mike McGranaghan @ The Aisle Seat
    • Excerpt: Press materials for The Song describe it as “the sexiest faith-based movie ever.” While that’s technically true, it’s also an incredibly low bar to clear.

Sophia Grace & Rosie’s Royal Adventure

Space Station 76

  • Nicholas Bell @ IONCINEMA.com
    • Excerpt: it’s a space set soap opera made as if it were in the 1970’s and meant as an homage to those classic films from the time period that inventively attempted to visually prophesize the space age. – S
  • Susan Granger @ www.susangranger.com
    • Excerpt: This retro-futuristic ‘ melodrama is a ‘Saturday Night Live’ sketch that goes on far too long.
  • Jeremy Kibler @ The Artful Critic
    • Excerpt: If a blackly comic Todd Solondz drama copulated with the ’70s television series “Space: 1999,” “Space Station 76” would be the bundle of joy.

Stay

Step Up: All In

Stephen King’s A Good Marriage

Stop the Pounding Heart

  • Carson Lund @ In Review Online
    • Excerpt: Like a significant portion of low-budget, serious-minded independent work taking place today, Stop the Pounding Heart falls squarely in the trend of on-location, non-actor-employing, process-oriented hybrid filmmaking. Thankfully, though, it bares no disingenuous traces of bandwagon-hopping.

The Strange Color of Your Body’s Tears

  • Matthew Lucas @ From the Front Row
    • Excerpt: This feels ponderous; an aimless doodle where film school affectations are mistaken for actual depth, a modern day piece of avant-garde standing in the shadow of masters.
  • Aaron Pinkston @ Battleship Pretension
    • Excerpt: This is an ultimate case of style over substance, and the style is absolutely worthy. Though Cattet and Forzani’s style may be indefensibly pretentious at times, they throw so much at your eyes and ears that it becomes an exhaustive marvel.

Stretch

Summer of Blood

The Supreme Price

Swelter

  • Jerry Roberts @ Armchair Cinema
    • Excerpt: puny modern day western propped up against the influence of Tarantino’s Django Unchained and Robert Rodriquez’s Once Upon a Time in Mexico, yet it can’t approach either of those films, it comes off more as a showcase of violence in slow-motion than developing any kind of character.

The Taking of Deborah Logan

Tales of the Grim Sleeper

Tasting Menu

That Demon Within

  • James Marsh @ Twitch
    • Excerpt: Hong Kong’s reigning champion of pyrotechnic mayhem continues to move outside of his comfort zone with the psychological crime drama That Demon Within, but the results fail to hit the mark as poor plotting, loose direction and an increasingly preposterous script do their best to undermine a spirited central performance from Daniel Wu.

That’s Not Funny

  • Aaron Pinkston @ Battleship Pretension
    • Excerpt: Fans of any form of comedy will be able to relate with That’s Not Funny and the personal story at its center. More importantly, the film has a great historical research base without sacrificing entertainment.

The Canal

Through a Lens Darkly

The Tightrope

  • Jonathan Richards @ jonrichardsplace.com
    • Excerpt: It’s an intriguing glimpse behind the curtain for those interested in acting, but it’s a narrow, esoteric slice, and it’s hard to see the film holding much interest for muggles outside of the theater’s magic circle.

Time Is Illmatic

Tip Top

Total Siyapaa

The Town That Dreaded Sundown

True Son

Trust Me

U Want Me 2 Kill Him?

United We Fall

Uzumasa Limelight

Very Good Girls

Video Games: The Movie

Viktor

Violette

  • Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat @ SpiritualityandPractice.com
    • Excerpt: A triumphant biopicture about an immensely creative bisexual woman who has been called France’s greatest unknown writer.
  • Samuel Castro @ Ochoymedio.info [Spanish]
    • Excerpt: Una biopic interesante y muy bien actuada, que nos muestra a uno de esos personajes secundarios de la historia sobre los que debiéramos saber más.
  • Stefan Pape @ HeyUGuys
    • Excerpt: Martin Provost ambitiously expands his tale across decades to give us a substantial look into a changing society through the eyes of one, influential protagonist.
  • Jonathan Richards @ www.jonrichardsplace.com
    • Excerpt: For the first two hours or so of this absorbing examination of the life and career of Violette Leduc, the mood is as dark and grim as the leaden skies of a Parisian winter. But there are occasional shafts of brightness that break through the clouds as the story goes along; and then, toward the end, the sun comes out.

Virunga

Viva la Liberta

Walk of Shame

Walking with the Enemy

War of the Worlds: Goliath

Warrior King 2

Warsaw Uprising

  • David Bax @ Battleship Pretension
    • Excerpt: What we have is a film that – well-intentioned though it may be – is so profoundly misguided from the very start that it’s difficult to imagine what, if anything, could be done to improve it. At times, it’s so off-kilter that it’s funny, probably the last thing the filmmakers would want this story to be.

Watermark

The Way He Looks

We Are the Giant

West

  • Marilyn Ferdinand @ Ferdy on Films
    • Excerpt: Christian Schwochow, who was born and grew up in East Germany, has begun to examine this past. His 2012 miniseries The Tower, dealt with the crumbling of communist rule in East Germany, observing life in the former Soviet bloc country near the final approach of reunification. West takes a step back to the 1970s for a look at life for East Germans who were granted permission to emigrate to the west.
  • Aaron Pinkston @ Battleship Pretension
    • Excerpt: The small-set character study about a woman acclimating herself to life on the other side of the wall may not be as ambitious as an epic historical drama, but its use of the timeframe is smart and simple. It is a wonderfully rendered depiction of the lasting legacy of East Germany without being a history lesson.

Wetlands

  • Jeremy Kibler @ The Artful Critic
    • Excerpt: Memorably gross but pert and highly personal, “Wetlands” tells you more than you probably ever wanted to know about anal fissures, but it would be a lie to say the film is without any honesty or heart, and there isn’t a small amount of cinematic panache.
  • Matthew Lucas @ From the Front Row
    • Excerpt: You’ll never see anything like it again, and you probably won’t want to, but one thing is for sure – Wetlands is one of a kind.
  • Gregory J. Smalley @ 366 Weird Movies
    • Excerpt: …the world’s first art-house gross-out romantic comedy.
  • Cole Smithey @ ColeSmithey.com
    • Excerpt: Challenging and provocative, co-writer/director David Wnendt’s nervy adaptation of Charlotte Roche’s presumably unfilmable popular novel, breaks new cinematic ground.

What Now? Remind Me

When the Game Stands Tall

Whitewash

Whitey: The United States of America v. James J. Bulger

  • Frank Ochieng @ Sound on Sight
    • Excerpt: …[a] revealing, absorbing and troubling documentary. Berlinger brings Bulger’s wicked and warped world to the forefront enough so that we witness a breakdown of trust and a taste of tragedy to try and comprehend with disbelieving eyes.

Whitey: United States of America vs. James J. Bulger

  • Laura Clifford @ Reeling Reviews
    • Excerpt: Berlinger’s work has revealed the warped wheels of the American justice system before, garnering a groundswell of support for the West Memphis Three. With “Whitey,” he’s casting an ever wider net.

Who Is Dayani Cristal?

  • Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat @ SpiritualityandPractice.com
    • Excerpt: A heart-wrenching documentary that reenacts the journey of a Honduras migrant who died in the Arizona desert and the compassionate actions of those who identified his body and provided closure for his family.
  • Candice Frederick @ Reel Talk
  • Jonathan Richards @ www.jonrichardsplace.com
    • Excerpt: Back in 1941, during the Great Depression, Preston Sturges made a classic satirical film called Sullivan’s Travels, in which a successful Hollywood director of light comedies (Joel McCrea) decides to make a hard-hitting movie about the lot of the downtrodden by hitting the road as a hobo and experiencing the life first hand. Bernal’s obviously heartfelt presence here smacks a little of Sullivan’s noble delusion.

Why Don’t You Play in Hell?

  • Sarah Gopaul @ Digital Journal
    • Excerpt: ‘Why Don’t You Play in Hell?’ is Sion Sono’s blood-soaked, comedic send-up to guerilla filmmaking and 35 mm film that concludes with a sword fight to glory.

Why Don’t You Play in Hell?

  • William Bibbiani @ CraveOnline
    • Excerpt: It’s easy to imagine that watching Why Don’t You Play in Hell? is the next best thing to actually making a movie with Shion Sono. It’s nothing but smiles and blood and pure, unadulterated affection for everything that cinema is capable of.
  • Josh Brunsting @ The CriterionCast

A Will for the Woods

Winter in the Blood

Wolves

  • Sarah Gopaul @ Digital Journal
    • Excerpt: ‘Wolves’ is a coming-of-age story about an uninformed werewolf accepting his true nature, meticulously constructed by a first-time director.
  • Susan Granger @ www.susangranger.com
    • Excerpt: A bloody, brutal bore…
  • Jennie Kermode @ Eye For Film
  • Carson Lund @ Slant Magazine
    • Excerpt: At its best, the film is a whirring, eclectic oddity without a clear target audience, which is why its eventual turn toward muddled father-son hokum and strained commentary on the duality of human psychology (good and evil impulses exist in us all, but we must learn to tame the evil!) registers as a disappointment.

Women Who Flirt

  • James Marsh @ Twitch
    • Excerpt: After dipping his toe into China with his 2012 sequel Love In The Buff, Hong Kong auteur Pang Ho Cheung embraces the inevitable and presents his first full-blown mainland production, Women Who Flirt. Zhou Xun and Huang Xiaoming play the longtime friends and colleagues whose til-now platonic relationship is jeopardised by Taiwanese dolly bird Sui Tang, forcing Zhou to step up and show she’s got what it takes to win the guy she’s always loved.

Words and Pictures

Young Ones

  • Nicholas Bell @ IONCINEMA.com
    • Excerpt: methodically churning into a stagnant trench of recycled Greek tragedy themes, a familial saga of vengeance, murder, and inheritance never coalescing into a comfortable stride.
  • Stefan Pape @ HeyUGuys
  • Nuno Reis @ SciFiWorld Portugal [Portuguese]
    • Excerpt: Ainda que “Young Ones” seja um pouco lento e deixe a impressão que teria sido melhor noutra década – uma em que o cinema não fosse um bem de consumo imediato – o seu toque tecnológico avivará muitos dos espectadores ensonados. Não ficará na memória, mas o visionamento não será tempo perdido.

You’re Not You

Yves Saint Laurent

  • Dragan Antulov @ FAK [Croatian]
    • Excerpt: Cak i oni gledatelji naviknuti na rutinske nedostatke suvremenih biografskih filmova osjetit ce se zakinutima.
  • Laura Clifford @ Reeling Reviews
    • Excerpt: a shallow, cliched biopic treatment from…Jalil Lespert. Niney is incredibly well matched physically to Saint Laurent but it is Gallienne who creates the more memorable character here
  • Tony Dayoub @ Cinema Viewfinder
    • Excerpt: If YVES SAINT LAURENT is frustrating as a barely fleshed out biography, it is equally exciting as a sumptuous visual feast.
  • Vadym Grygoriev @ kinoblog.com [Ukrainian]