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Jack Garner

Jack Garner

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
8/10 60% 300 (2007) "The story is told with respectable adherence to the known facts, and presents a riveting and uniquely stylized portrait of a very bloody age. " ‐ Rochester Democrat and Chronicle
Posted Mar 9, 2007
8/10 92% An Unreasonable Man (2007) "Despite Mantel's ties to Rader, the film seems fairly balanced. " ‐ Rochester Democrat and Chronicle
Posted Mar 2, 2007
7/10 66% Black Snake Moan (2007) "From the title to the steamy B-movie sex and the juke-joint environment, Black Snake Moan is a blues lyric come to mythic life. Some filmgoers will find it bizarre and over the top, but others may like its utter originality and daring eccentricity. " ‐ Rochester Democrat and Chronicle
Posted Mar 2, 2007
9/10 89% Zodiac (2007) "Even though this odyssey fails to reach its destination, you'll be grateful you took the fascinating and sometimes frightening ride. " ‐ Rochester Democrat and Chronicle
Posted Mar 2, 2007
6/10 14% Wild Hogs (2007) "Though overly broad and slapstick simplistic, Wild Hogs offers a handful of robust laughs, as well as the fun of watching four ingratiating performers. " ‐ Rochester Democrat and Chronicle
Posted Mar 2, 2007
6/10 19% Factory Girl (2007) "Flashy but depressing film. " ‐ Rochester Democrat and Chronicle
Posted Feb 23, 2007
9/10 70% Amazing Grace (2007) "Don't shy away for fear of a dry bit of educational cinema; Amazing Grace is a well-told and very human story. " ‐ Rochester Democrat and Chronicle
Posted Feb 23, 2007
7/10 57% The Astronaut Farmer (2006) "Sometimes a movie is so amiable and well-intentioned, you're willing to let implausibility slide by. I overheard a filmgoer say after the preview screening, 'It's not often enough that you leave a film with a smile on your face.' " ‐ Rochester Democrat and Chronicle
Posted Feb 23, 2007
6/10 No Score Yet Cherry Crush (2007) "Tucker makes a plausibly flawed protagonist, and Reed is as seductive and manipulative as you could want. " ‐ Rochester Democrat and Chronicle
Posted Feb 16, 2007
8/10 84% Breach (2007) "Breach gets considerable power from the brilliant Cooper, who generates an incredibly complex and multi-layered portrayal of Hanssen. It's the first great performance of 2007. " ‐ Rochester Democrat and Chronicle
Posted Feb 16, 2007
8/10 85% Bridge to Terabithia (2007) "Refreshingly, Bridge to Terabithia finds most of its strength in its very human, live-action sequences, and less so in its limited special-effects fantasies. " ‐ Rochester Democrat and Chronicle
Posted Feb 16, 2007
7/10 62% Music and Lyrics (2007) "There's always been a certain irony in Hugh Grant's name, for he's as close as this generation has to a Cary Grant. " ‐ Rochester Democrat and Chronicle
Posted Feb 14, 2007
9/10 89% Venus (2006) "Venus oozes charm and life and even a bit of touching sadness. You'll find virtually none of the distasteful sleaze one might expect from what could be perceived as a portrait of 'a dirty old man.' " ‐ Rochester Democrat and Chronicle
Posted Feb 9, 2007
1/10 9% Norbit (2007) "Here's a new Oscar category: The Worst Movie Ever Released by Someone Currently Under Consideration for an Academy Award. The winner? Norbit. " ‐ Rochester Democrat and Chronicle
Posted Feb 9, 2007
8/10 15% Hannibal Rising (2007) "Newcomer Gaspard Ulliel impresses as Lecter, displaying for us a young man losing his humanity and increasing his hatred by degrees. " ‐ Rochester Democrat and Chronicle
Posted Feb 9, 2007
6/10 21% Catch and Release (2007) "Catch and Release seems both too long (at nearly two hours) and too short (with under-developed plot lines). Still, you may enjoy Gray and Sam, and even Fritz, enough to stay involved. " ‐ Rochester Democrat and Chronicle
Posted Jan 26, 2007
10/10 92% Volver (2006) "Although no director has ever been as fascinated with and supportive of women as Almodóvar, in Volver he outdoes himself. Though the plot is fictitious, the characters are designed as a memory and tribute to the women in Almodóvar's childhood. " ‐ Rochester Democrat and Chronicle
Posted Jan 19, 2007
9/10 95% Pan's Labyrinth (2006) "Pan's Labyrinth is an astonishing tale in which a child employs her vivid imagination to keep herself sane in a world gone mad. " ‐ Rochester Democrat and Chronicle
Posted Jan 19, 2007
10/10 91% Letters from Iwo Jima (2006) "Letters from Iwo Jima connects us to the hardships, dreams, joys, and tragedies of Japanese soldiers who have far more in common with their Yankee counterparts than they have differences. " ‐ Rochester Democrat and Chronicle
Posted Jan 19, 2007
8/10 66% Curse of the Golden Flower (2006) "Though the film lacks the breathtaking sweep of his magnificent Hero or the lyrical intimacy of House of Flying Daggers, Curse remains worth seeing. (A lesser Zhang film is still superior to the best of other directors.) " ‐ Rochester Democrat and Chronicle
Posted Jan 12, 2007
8/10 87% Notes on a Scandal (2006) "Notes on a Scandal builds creepy suspense, abetted by the repetitively gripping Philip Glass score. The film doesn't quite deliver the powerhouse finale I would have liked, though the memory lingers of these sad women and their desperate behavior. " ‐ Rochester Democrat and Chronicle
Posted Jan 12, 2007
10/10 74% The Painted Veil (2006) "For filmgoers who long for the days when adventurous filmmakers such as David Lean placed fascinating, flawed characters in sweeping, historic settings, The Painted Veil is a most welcome motion picture. " ‐ Rochester Democrat and Chronicle
Posted Jan 12, 2007
5/10 21% Arthur and the Invisibles (Arthur and the Minimoys) (2007) "The film jumps and starts all over the place and simply isn't cohesive enough to appeal much beyond youngsters. " ‐ Rochester Democrat and Chronicle
Posted Jan 12, 2007
10/10 80% Little Children (2006) "Led by illicit passions, the characters cross paths in unpredictable and shocking fashions, as Little Children builds to an astonishing finale. There's not a bad performance in the film, and Winslet, Haley and Emmerich are especially brilliant. " ‐ Rochester Democrat and Chronicle
Posted Jan 5, 2007
10/10 92% Children of Men (2006) "Children of Men has been brilliantly adapted from a sci-fi novel by P.D. James and offers echoes of other literate, futuristic satires. " ‐ Rochester Democrat and Chronicle
Posted Jan 5, 2007
9/10 58% Perfume: The Story of a Murderer (2006) "Director Tom Tykwer masterfully conveys the sensuality of smell via captivating images. The intriguing performance by newcomer Ben Whishaw conveys the profound effect of his supersensitive nose. " ‐ Rochester Democrat and Chronicle
Posted Jan 5, 2007
8/10 56% Fuck (F*ck) (2005) "Anderson's film is surprisingly amusing, as well as insightful, even if viewers have to sit through about 800 uses of the word in the 90-minute film. " ‐ Rochester Democrat and Chronicle
Posted Jan 5, 2007
7/10 69% Freedom Writers (2007) "[Director Richard] LaGravenese introduces enough original elements and guides Swank to another winning performance, putting a fresh face on a familiar genre. " ‐ Rochester Democrat and Chronicle
Posted Jan 5, 2007
4% Happily N'ever After (2006) "Inexperienced youngsters will be content with Happily N'Ever After, but their parents will recognize a pale, B-movie variation of the far-superior Shrek films. " ‐ Rochester Democrat and Chronicle
Posted Jan 4, 2007
83% Come Early Morning (2006) "The writing and directing by Joey Lauren Adams express an admirable naturalness and eschews rose-tinted solutions. " ‐ Rochester Democrat and Chronicle
Posted Dec 29, 2006
8/10 75% Sherrybaby (2006) "The writing and directing by Laurie Collyer express an admirable naturalness and eschews rose-tinted solutions. " ‐ Rochester Democrat and Chronicle
Posted Dec 29, 2006
10/10 78% Dreamgirls (2006) "All in all, Dreamgirls is a dream of a movie, the most we could have wanted after a 25-year wait. " ‐ Rochester Democrat and Chronicle
Posted Dec 29, 2006
7/10 65% The History Boys (2006) "Nicholas Hytner (The Madness of King George and The Crucible) adapts Alan Bennett's hit play with the entire stage cast reprising their roles, and leans heavily on Bennett's sharp-witted dialogue and the school performances. " ‐ Rochester Democrat and Chronicle
Posted Dec 22, 2006
9/10 54% The Good Shepherd (2006) "A smart, multilayered espionage drama. " ‐ Rochester Democrat and Chronicle
Posted Dec 22, 2006
4/10 44% Night at the Museum (2006) "Stiller generates humor, as does Robin Williams, well-cast as Roosevelt. But it's not enough. " ‐ Rochester Democrat and Chronicle
Posted Dec 22, 2006
8/10 49% We Are Marshall (2006) "We Are Marshall is in the rousing, uplifting tradition of several recent sports movies. " ‐ Rochester Democrat and Chronicle
Posted Dec 22, 2006
8/10 76% Rocky Balboa (2006) "[Stallone] restores the heart to one of Hollywood's most popular underdog sagas -- a heart that's gone missing in an increasingly superficial and cynical series of sequels. " ‐ Rochester Democrat and Chronicle
Posted Dec 20, 2006
8/10 28% Copying Beethoven, (Klang der Stille) (2006) "The entertaining fantasia spotlights the composer's last years as viewed through the romantic prism of a young woman who works for him. " ‐ Rochester Democrat and Chronicle
Posted Dec 15, 2006
5/10 16% Eragon (2006) "Praise must be given to the most effective dragon yet brought to celluloid. She's more believable than most of the humans in the film. " ‐ Rochester Democrat and Chronicle
Posted Dec 15, 2006
9/10 78% Charlotte's Web (2006) "Combine the fine voice work with remarkable animal performances, subtle computer graphics and an evocative Danny Elfman music score, and you have the makings of a timeless family movie. " ‐ Rochester Democrat and Chronicle
Posted Dec 15, 2006
7/10 67% The Pursuit of Happyness (2006) "Director Gabriele Muccino and producer-actor Smith have made a humble and affecting tribute to the struggles of the urban poor in America, while demonstrating, at least, one man's relentless pursuit of joy. " ‐ Rochester Democrat and Chronicle
Posted Dec 15, 2006
10/10 88% Dixie Chicks - Shut Up and Sing (2006) "The film - a likely Oscar nominee - inspires with its story of loyalty and determination within the group. " ‐ Rochester Democrat and Chronicle
Posted Dec 8, 2006
8/10 62% Blood Diamond (2006) "Edward Zwick directs Blood Diamond with fast-paced kinetic energy and draws first-rate performances from his cast. " ‐ Rochester Democrat and Chronicle
Posted Dec 8, 2006
8/10 47% The Holiday (2006) "It's a pleasant-enough premise for a romantic comedy, created by an experienced veteran (director Nancy Meyers), and is boosted by entertaining performances. " ‐ Rochester Democrat and Chronicle
Posted Dec 8, 2006
9/10 65% Apocalypto (2006) "Apocalypto matches the intensity and visceral excitement of both Braveheart and The Passion, and provides daring filmgoers a bona fide original film experience. " ‐ Rochester Democrat and Chronicle
Posted Dec 8, 2006
8/10 38% The Nativity Story (2006) "An engrossing, thoughtful and artistic motion picture that can be enjoyed by anyone who appreciates potent drama in an exotic location and time. " ‐ Rochester Democrat and Chronicle
Posted Dec 1, 2006
1/10 54% Tenacious D in The Pick of Destiny (2006) "An underwritten doodle, directed by Liam Lynch, that you'd swear was constructed by high school kids with Mom and Dad's camcorder. " ‐ Rochester Democrat and Chronicle
Posted Nov 24, 2006
7/10 51% For Your Consideration (2006) "Guest's gift to O'Hara, who dominates the wackiness. " ‐ Rochester Democrat and Chronicle
Posted Nov 24, 2006
9/10 80% Riding Alone for Thousands of Miles (2006) "Zhang is one of the world's great filmmakers, both in technique and in his rich humanity. Riding Alone will move you. " ‐ Rochester Democrat and Chronicle
Posted Nov 24, 2006
9/10 46% Bobby (2006) "The former Brat Packer turned writer-director makes a quantum leap with this mature, well-balanced and deeply felt film. He expertly juggles the many storylines, making sure they all reflect some aspect of American life and culture at this watershed time. " ‐ Rochester Democrat and Chronicle
Posted Nov 22, 2006
7/10 56% Keeping Mum (2006) "The warped fun is enhanced by two performances - one that is expected and one that's a delightful surprise. " ‐ Rochester Democrat and Chronicle
Posted Nov 17, 2006
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