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  1. Big Bad Wolves 2014 A masterfully queasy blend of dark humor and darker humanity. full review
  2. Aftershock 2013 Struggles to strike a tone between intense and comically cruel as it picks off its cast. full review
  3. Antiviral 2013 Although the climax feels like one last stab by Brandon to echo his father's legacy, the rest of the film suggests the promise of his own distinct, distressing career to come. full review
  4. A Band Called Death 2013 Mark Covino and Jeff Howlett have crafted a rousing account of the Hackney brothers, who would not only form the rare all-black punk band, but do so in the mid-'70s, nearly beating the Ramones and the Sex Pistols to the punch. full review
  5. Europa Report 2013 Its high-minded emphasis on exploration and impeccable special effects are pitted against a familiar one-by-one slasher-like plot and structural cheats... full review
  6. Haunter 2013 Haunter continues the close-but-no-cigar tradition of Natali's post-Cube endeavors. full review
  7. I Give It a Year 2013 Manages to have its wedding cake and spit on it too. full review
  8. Insidious: Chapter 2 2013 An increasing amount of metaphysical backtracking dilutes the few simple jolts that do work this time around. full review
  9. The Last Stand 2013 Proceeds to interpret classic Westerns like High Noon and Rio Bravo in the vein of proudly cartoonish violence. full review
  10. Like Someone in Love 2013 Impeccably acted, infused with tremendous empathy for its three leads, and yet not without stretches of deliberate tedium... full review
  11. Man of Tai Chi 2013 The third act marks a commendably goofy sea change in an otherwise agreeably average throwback. full review
  12. Maniac 2013 It's a bit like watching an amputee play hopscotch: there's no way that it's polite to stare for this long, but you just have to see if this guy's gonna make it to the end. full review
  13. Metallica Through the Never 2013 It's all very appropriately overblown, and director Antal gives the fireworks as much attention as he does each performer. full review
  14. Narco Cultura 2013 A potent encapsulation of how fame and finance beget fear and grief. full review
  15. Paranoia 2013 There's much sprinting and keyboard-clacking for an audience that might feasibly value the sight of either over the presence of genuine invention or suspense. full review
  16. Pieta 2013 May not rank with the operatic madness of Park Chan-wook, or the visceral overkill of Kim Jee-woon, but if you're still not sick of feeling sick, then Pieta might be the movie for you. full review
  17. Shadow Dancer 2013 Riseborough gives a tremendously vulnerable and resolute turn as a protector at home and avenger abroad forced to reconsider the extent to which she is capable of avoiding the crossfire on all sides. full review
  18. A Teacher 2013 Burdge's performance boasts a remarkable emotional precision throughout - if ever there's a reason to seek this one out, it would be for her. full review
  19. Texas Chainsaw 2013 Truth be told, the most frightening thing about the franchise at this point is that it just keeps on going. full review
  20. We Are What We Are 2013 One of the best American horror films of the year. full review
  21. Wish You Were Here 2013 Examines the toll that guilt has on well-meaning thirtysomethings to mostly intriguing effect. full review
  22. 360 2012 We hopscotch from person to person, continent to continent, grievance to grievance until things come thuddingly full circle (thus, the title). full review
  23. The ABCs of Death 2012 Has no shortage of inventive, ironic and gruesome sketches, but the novelty of its successes just barely outweighs its stillborn stuff. full review
  24. The Ambassador 2012 A frequently amusing exploration of the dual frustrations of deep-seated corruption and dizzying bureaucracy. full review
  25. Apartment 143 2012 Adheres strictly to ghost story cliches. full review
  26. Citadel 2012 Just tense enough for just long enough to keep potentially nagging disbelief at bay. full review
  27. The Collection 2012 For those who are on board, it's a more absurd yet equally efficient bit of grisly fun; for those who never were, don't expect this one to change your mind regarding mindless bloodshed. full review
  28. The Expendables 2 2012 For better and worse, this ultra-violent follow-up gives the audience what it wants in full force. full review
  29. The Fitzgerald Family Christmas 2012 A blandly amiable thing, hardly resonant in spite of all the heartache that abounds. full review
  30. Girl In Progress 2012 Progress acknowledges cliches but has little interest in actually subverting them, instead growing more predictable and sentimental as it goes along. full review
  31. House at the End of the Street 2012 Bland, bloodless babysitter bait. full review
  32. Iron Sky 2012 In space, no one can hear you laugh either. full review
  33. Lay the Favorite 2012 Not just an utterly tepid comedy, but possibly the most lifeless film in Frears' generally acclaimed oeuvre. full review
  34. A Little Bit Of Heaven 2012 Sap without the weight of reality, awkwardly combined with a romance without much chemistry. full review
  35. The Magic of Belle Isle 2012 So resolutely inoffensive that it flirts with Hallmark Hall of Fame territory. full review
  36. Nature Calls 2012 As capably as the plot comes together, the big laughs hardly come. full review
  37. Pusher 2012 A bit livelier at turning the same screws. full review
  38. Safe 2012 Barrels through cliche after cliche and hurdles from borough to borough with a welcome abandon for logic, morality, and mortality alike. full review
  39. Silent Hill: Revelation 2012 Demonstrates what half the budget and twice the story can do to turn a fake nightmare into a real chore. full review
  40. Take This Waltz 2012 Boasts many keenly felt moments, but it's never quite more than the sum of its admittedly tender parts. full review
  41. Universal Soldier: Day of Reckoning 2012 A B-movie that's often bloody, sometimes bizarre, but rarely boring. full review
  42. What to Expect When You're Expecting 2012 Patently contrived to deliver the safer side of pregnancy-related humor over the course of five tidily intersecting plot lines. full review
  43. My Week with Marilyn 2011 It's an easy emotional rollercoaster to put an audience through, and while Williams nails the breathy voice and flickers of doubt, her work here is never allowed to feel truly effortless. full review
  44. The Other Woman 2011 Often mistakes hollow hysterics for gripping drama. full review
  45. Quarantine 2: Terminal 2011 The best possible retread of a remake it could have been. full review
  46. Red State 2011 Wants so badly to push viewers' buttons, but struggles to reach them more often than not. full review
  47. The Ward 2011 An aggressively plain spook story that favors jump moments over sustained tension and winds up falling back on a particularly tired twist. full review
  48. Kaboom 2010 Designed to have its own fun, filled to the brim with bangs of all kinds but mostly landing with a whimper. full review
  49. Tabloid 2010 Operates as both an examination of the dominating media mentality at the time and an embodiment of it, no less keen on delving into the juicy details now as tabloid rags were then. full review
  50. /titles/197516 Arthur C. Clarke once wrote that 'any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.' It's a sentiment that Scorsese seems to have taken to heart... full review

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