Captain Phillips

"Paul Greengrass delivers one of the best films of 2013 highlighted by a spectacular return to glory by Tom Hanks, despite it pretty much turning into another Bourne sequel by the film's third act."
thedude-abides gave it 3.0 Stars

Only God Forgives

"Time to meet the devil."
thedude-abides gave it 3.0 Stars

Meek's Cutoff

"Despite Meek's Cutoff being a hilarious reference to the film's unresolved ending, Kelly Reichardt has crafted the most original western ever in her surreal depiction of frontier life on the Oregon Trail."
thedude-abides gave it 3.0 Stars

Magnolia

"And the book says, We may be through with the past, but the past ain't through with us."
thedude-abides gave it 3.5 Stars

Mud

"It's a helluva thing."
thedude-abides gave it 3.0 Stars

The Great Gatsby

"Luhrmann's rendition hits closer than any of its predecessors, leaving just enough room for the genius of F. Scott Fitzgerald's classic American novel to shine through."
thedude-abides gave it 3.0 Stars

To the Wonder

"The scenic approach to filmmaking."
thedude-abides gave it 2.5 Stars

The Place Beyond the Pines

"Derek Cianfrance weaves an intricate tale of fathers, sons, and legacies in his directorial follow-up to Blue Valentine. "Pines" is a contender that won't be easily toppled by this year's competition."
thedude-abides gave it 3.0 Stars

Looper

"The Terminator meets Road to Perdition"
thedude-abides gave it 2.5 Stars

Moonrise Kingdom

"Anderson makes the most of his taut, 94-minute runtime through the use of snappy dialogue, trademark 2-D set design, and two lovable main protagonists who will dance their way right into your heart."
thedude-abides gave it 3.5 Stars