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Frank Houston

Frank Houston

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
2.5/4 76% Superman Returns (2006) "Like many superhero movies, Superman Returns relies on special effects to create the swooshing sense of exuberance that should also be a part of the storytelling. " ‐ Palm Beach Daily News
Posted Jun 28, 2006
3/4 74% Cars (2006) "Cars is a pleasant joyride through some spectacular terrain. But from start to finish, there isn't a curve in the highway that you don't see coming from miles away. " ‐ Palm Beach Daily News
Posted Jun 9, 2006
3/4 72% Friends With Money (2006) "An appealingly low-key look at friendships and status, and how the two co-exist, sometimes uncomfortably. " ‐ Palm Beach Daily News
Posted Apr 20, 2006
3.5/4 92% Dave Chappelle's Block Party (2006) "Infectiously fun. " ‐ Palm Beach Daily News
Posted Mar 2, 2006
4/4 85% The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada (2006) "By turns brutal and sadistic, humorous and moralistic, Jones weaves a tale that has the moral heft of a fable and the gritty realism of 1970s cinema. " ‐ Palm Beach Daily News
Posted Feb 24, 2006
3/4 79% Why We Fight (2006) "A well-researched, impassioned, talking-head-filled treatise on the militarization of America. " ‐ Palm Beach Daily News
Posted Feb 14, 2006
3.5/4 77% Match Point (2005) "This sexy morality play further bolsters the case for Woody Allen's continued vitality and relevance. " ‐ Palm Beach Daily News
Posted Jan 19, 2006
4/4 87% Brokeback Mountain (2005) "Lee has made one of the most memorable - and undoubtedly the most important and relevant - love stories in movie history. " ‐ Palm Beach Daily News
Posted Jan 18, 2006
2.5/4 78% Munich (2005) "Purports to raise questions about the human toll of retribution - on its victims as well as on its practitioners. But Spielberg has no real tatste for the complexities. " ‐ Palm Beach Daily News
Posted Dec 22, 2005
4/4 84% King Kong (2005) "A nearly seamless blend of cutting edge technology with much of the original's sensibility - Jackson's giant ape may be a special effect, but he is also a real character. " ‐ Palm Beach Daily News
Posted Dec 21, 2005
2/4 35% Memoirs of a Geisha (2005) "As gorgeous as it is lifeless. " ‐ Palm Beach Daily News
Posted Dec 14, 2005
2/4 72% Syriana (2005) "A political thriller should have a little mystery to it, but Syriana, while certainly noble in its ambition, is too indecipherable to add up to a great or even good movie. " ‐ Palm Beach Daily News
Posted Dec 9, 2005
4/4 93% The Squid and the Whale (2005) "You could call it the filet of the divorce movie genre. " ‐ Palm Beach Daily News
Posted Dec 9, 2005
3/4 82% Walk the Line (2005) "Walk the Line is buoyed by such sharp writing and strong performances that it floats above the tired conventions of the movie biography. " ‐ Palm Beach Daily News
Posted Dec 9, 2005
3.5/4 72% Separate Lies (2005) "Wilkinson roars through Separate Lies with all the bitter tenacity of a successful man blindsided by the news that everything in his life is not an unqualified triumph. " ‐ Palm Beach Daily News
Posted Oct 20, 2005
3/4 41% Where the Truth Lies (2005) "A stylized, sin-filled film noir, the film is also a meta-narrative about show business, in which no character bothers with the pretense of seeming to be one thing. " ‐ Palm Beach Daily News
Posted Oct 18, 2005
4/4 93% Grizzly Man (2005) "A haunting documentary about the fine line between devotion and delusion that deepens our appreciation for both animal and human nature. " ‐ Palm Beach Daily News
Posted Sep 27, 2005
3.5/4 87% A History of Violence (2005) " With foreboding and tension in almost every shot, Cronenberg's taut thriller doesn't revel in violence, but reflects in ambivalence on its grim consequences. " ‐ Palm Beach Daily News
Posted Sep 27, 2005
2/4 38% The Brothers Grimm (2005) "Gilliam's film is trapped somewhere between fable and comedy. It's as if he is so entranced by his own visual inventiveness that he completely loses sight of his storytelling. " ‐ Palm Beach Daily News
Posted Aug 24, 2005
4/4 88% Broken Flowers (2005) " Don's journey becomes a vision of lost opportunities and paths not taken, and in Murray's hands it is sublime. " ‐ Palm Beach Daily News
Posted Aug 10, 2005
3/4 79% The Aristocrats (2005) " The Aristocrats may not be as insightful as it purports to be, but it is good for a few gut laughs - if you've got the stomach for it. " ‐ Palm Beach Daily News
Posted Aug 4, 2005
4/4 98% Murderball (2005) "Its honesty makes Murderball compelling and rewarding. What makes it so downright entertaining is its subjects' charisma and strength - both spiritual and physical. " ‐ Palm Beach Daily News
Posted Jul 14, 2005
3/4 75% Wedding Crashers (2005) "Wedding Crashers is a comedy that is unabashedly for adults, bless its bawdy, sentimental heart. " ‐ Palm Beach Daily News
Posted Jul 13, 2005
3/4 54% Happy Endings (2005) "In a season of overpriced cookie-cutter movies that underestimate their audience, the ambition and intelligence of Roos' film is a happy outcome indeed. " ‐ Palm Beach Daily News
Posted Jul 12, 2005
3.5/4 82% Hustle & Flow (2005) "The movie's effortless charm and earthy naturalism, combined with strong performances from its main and supporting actors, are beguiling enough to draw in any audience " ‐ Palm Beach Daily News
Posted Jul 8, 2005
2/4 27% Fantastic Four (2005) "Sometimes the Hollywood treatment can be a superhero's greatest arch-nemesis. " ‐ Palm Beach Daily News
Posted Jul 6, 2005
2/4 75% Crash (2004) "It's apt that Haggis' most recent cinematic effort concentrated on boxing; he is just as eager to pound us over the head in Crash. " ‐ Palm Beach Daily News
Posted Jun 30, 2005
3.5/4 78% Sin City (2005) "If you can look past its veneer of shed blood, broken bodies and the rat-a-tat-tat talk of its hardboiled tough guys, Sin City is a thing of savage beauty. " ‐ Palm Beach Daily News
Posted Jun 30, 2005
1/4 31% The Longest Yard (2005) "Three decades after the original, all the rough edges have been sanded off, and the film has been given the obvious, spoonfed approach of a Hollywood summer movie. " ‐ Palm Beach Daily News
Posted Jun 30, 2005
3/4 79% Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith (2005) "Against all odds, the movie becomes more than the sum of its creaky parts, building enough emotional firepower to destroy an entire hard-bitten cynic such as myself. " ‐ Palm Beach Daily News
Posted Jun 30, 2005
3.5/4 74% War of the Worlds (2005) "A sure-footed thrill ride with more suspense and spine-tingling scares than a Tom Cruise publicity junket. " ‐ Palm Beach Daily News
Posted Jun 30, 2005
3.5/4 83% Fahrenheit 9/11 (2004) "Fahrenheit 9/11 may be taken either as screed or scripture, depending on your own political persuasions. Moore's strength is that, either way, you can't ignore it. " ‐ Palm Beach Daily News
Posted Oct 8, 2004
1/4 31% The Forgotten (2004) "More stilted and manipulative than any of M. Night Shyamalan's films. All that's missing is a scene with Moore sculpting geological landmarks out of mashed potatoes. " ‐ Palm Beach Daily News
Posted Oct 8, 2004
3/4 62% I Heart Huckabees (2004) "Despite Russell's self-indulgent streak, he earns credit for his ambition, for imbuing a stellar cast with his own bizarre spirit, and for pulling it off with wit and style. " ‐ Palm Beach Daily News
Posted Oct 8, 2004
4/4 95% Hero (2004) "Portrays the myth behind the unification of China with a visually sumptuous palette and elemental grandeur. " ‐ Palm Beach Daily News
Posted Oct 5, 2004
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