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Saturday
September 20, 2014

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Calvary (Reviewed August 29, 2014)
Boyhood (Reviewed August 27, 2014)
America: Imagine the World Without Her (Reviewed July 31, 2014)
Ida (Reviewed June 30, 2014)
Under the Skin (Reviewed May 14, 2014)
The Other Woman (Reviewed May 6, 2014)
Le Week-End (Reviewed April 11, 2014)
Noah (Reviewed April 8, 2014)
The Past (Le Passé) (Reviewed March 27, 2014)
Grand Budapest Hotel (Reviewed March 18, 2014)
The Lunchbox (Reviewed March 18, 2014)
Monuments Men (Reviewed February 22, 2014)
The Invisible Woman (Reviewed February 3, 2014)
Lone Survivor (Reviewed January 31, 2014)
Her (Reviewed January 15, 2014)
American Hustle (Reviewed January 15, 2014)
Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues (Reviewed January 6, 2014)
Inside Llewyn Davis (Reviewed January 6, 2014)
Philomena (Reviewed December 18, 2013)
Nebraska (Reviewed December 13, 2013)
Blue is the Warmest Color (La vie d'Adèle) (Reviewed November 25, 2013)
12 Years a Slave (Reviewed November 23, 2013)
Gravity (Reviewed October 25, 2013)
Captain Phillips (Reviewed October 17, 2013)
Enough Said (Reviewed October 9, 2013)
Populaire (Reviewed October 7, 2013)
The Family (Reviewed September 26, 2013)
The World's End (Reviewed September 11, 2013)
We're the Millers (Reviewed August 27, 2013)
Blue Jasmine (Reviewed August 19, 2013)
The Act of Killing (Reviewed August 19, 2013)
The Bling Ring (Reviewed July 25, 2013)
The Way, Way Back (Reviewed July 25, 2013)
Much Ado About Nothing (Reviewed July 17, 2013)
Copperhead (Reviewed July 3, 2013)
Stories We Tell (Reviewed June 18, 2013)
What Maisie Knew (Reviewed June 6, 2013)
Frances Ha (Reviewed June 5, 2013)
 
 


About the rating system:

Because I think of my readers as busy people whose lives, and even whose leisure time, are not organized around movies, I doubt the need for a finely calibrated, four- or five-star rating system, which could only accentuate the subjectivity of movie-reviewing anyway. Such readers, it seems to me, are likely to want instead to know the following:

  • Is the movie so good that I simply must see it?
  • Is it something that’s worth seeing if I haven’t got anything better to do on a Saturday night?
  • Is it a waste of time?

For those who trust me to answer such questions on their behalf, I give for an affirmative answer to the first question (two stars), to the second, (one star) and to the third, (no stars).

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