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Vue Weekly (Edmonton, Canada)

Rating Title | Year Quote Author
1 84%

La Stanza del Figlio (The Son's Room) (2002)

"A work of powerful understatement, artfully crafted and subtly acted."

Posted Dec 1, 2003

Brian Gibson

2 25%

Between Strangers (2002)

"As soft-lit and saccharine as a Sugar Jones video, it tries to pass off sentiment as emotion and artifice as art."

Posted Dec 1, 2003

Brian Gibson

3 95%

The Station Agent (2003)

"Observant and whimsical, [McCarthy's film] often has a slyly humourous, lively tone. But this is not a lightweight movie. . . . The Station Agent is an affecting drama."

Posted Nov 11, 2003

Brian Gibson

4 60%

The Diaries of Vaslav Nijinsky (2002)

"A gift to anyone who loves both dance and cinema"

Posted Feb 3, 2003

Josef Braun

5 54%

Invincible (2002)

"Even if Invincible is not quite the career peak that The Pianist is for Roman Polanski, it demonstrates that Werner Herzog can still leave us with a sense of wonder at the diverse, marvelously twisted shapes history has taken."

Posted Feb 3, 2003

Josef Braun

6 9%

Darkness Falls (2003)

"Darkness Falls is a sorrowful testament to just how little in the way of talent, thought or even concept is needed for a movie to get made these days."

Posted Feb 3, 2003

Josef Braun

7 48%

Final Destination 2 (2003)

"It skillfully accomplishes the horror genre's most basic goal: scaring the hell out of you."

Posted Feb 3, 2003

Josef Braun

8 92%

Talk to Her (2002)

"The most beguiling amalgamation yet of Almodóvar's pet themes."

Posted Feb 3, 2003

Josef Braun

9 75%

The Orphan of Anyang (Anyangde guer) (2001)

"Every single scene conveys a significant and concise narrative development, yet does so in an unassuming, patient fashion that emphasizes detail."

Posted Jan 23, 2003

Josef Braun

10 79%

Confessions of a Dangerous Mind (2003)

"The evil twin of A Beautiful Mind: take out the false life-affirming tone and moral clarity from Howard's movie, add some nasty humour and you get box-office poison."

Posted Jan 23, 2003

Josef Braun

11 96%

The Pianist (2002)

"There's a rock-solid authenticity to every scene of The Pianist that seems utterly unquestionable to me."

Posted Jan 23, 2003

Paul Matwychuk

12 92%

Standing In The Shadows of Motown (2002)

"Standing in the Shadows of Motown takes one of the great unknown stories in music history and translates it to the screen in the blandest way possible."

Posted Jan 19, 2003

Paul Matwychuk

13 65%

Evelyn (2002)

"I can't say as I was surprised by a single scene in Evelyn, and yet, despite all the manipulations of the script, the film is so sincere and good-hearted that it won me over anyway."

Posted Jan 19, 2003

Paul Matwychuk

14 84%

Margaret Cho - Notorious C.H.O. (2002)

"Notorious C.H.O. made me laugh as long and hard as any movie I've seen this year."

Posted Jan 19, 2003

Paul Matwychuk

15 21%

The Hot Chick (2002)

"Couldn't someone take Rob Schneider and have him switch bodies with a funny person?"

Posted Jan 19, 2003

Paul Matwychuk

16 72%

Happy Times (2002)

"Happy Times sounds like any of the dozens of heart-tugging comedies that Miramax seems to release every month, but it has such a peculiar premise and the central performance by Zhao Benshan is so winning that Zhang gets away with it by the skin of"

Posted Jan 19, 2003

Paul Matwychuk

17 84%

Little Otik (2001)

"Like many Disney films, Little Otik is based on a classic European folktale, but while Disney cleans these stories up into candy-coloured moral fables ready to be adapted into breakfast cereals and ice shows, Svankmajer eagerly plunges into their d"

Posted Jan 19, 2003

Paul Matwychuk

18 79%

Audition (Ôdishon) (1999)

"The Audition DVD includes a director's audio commentary for the final half-hour. You may as well turn the commentary on-you'll be clamping your eyes shut for most of it anyway."

Posted Jan 19, 2003

Paul Matwychuk

19 27%

Analyze That (2002)

"The stupid title alone reeks of an astonishing level of laziness on the part of the film's creative team."

Posted Jan 19, 2003

Josef Braun

20 66%

My Wife Is an Actress (2002)

"Attal's hang-ups surrounding infidelity are so old-fashioned and, dare I say, outdated, it's a wonder that he couldn't have brought something fresher to the proceedings simply by accident."

Posted Jan 19, 2003

Josef Braun

21 96%

The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002)

"For attaining a sense of sheer, unadulterated awe, it's difficult to imagine many films that could satisfy cinemagoers quite as resoundingly as Peter Jackson's mammoth adaptation of J.R.R. Tolkien's trilogy."

Posted Jan 19, 2003

Josef Braun

22 37%

Star Trek - Nemesis (2002)

"Instead of contriving a climactic hero's death for the beloved-major- character-who-shall- remain-nameless, why not invite some genuine spontaneity into the film by having the evil aliens' laser guns actually hit something for once?"

Posted Jan 19, 2003

Josef Braun

23 75%

Gangs of New York (2002)

"It brings a brute freshness to the Hollywood epic and confirms Scorsese's abilities as a master storyteller, a director capable of managing both scale and precision, spectacle and depth."

Posted Jan 19, 2003

Josef Braun

24 88%

Rabbit-Proof Fence (2002)

"Despite the grand drama inherent in its narrative, the film pulls back from investing much energy into imparting upon us the gravity of what we are watching."

Posted Jan 19, 2003

Josef Braun

25 96%

Catch Me If You Can (2002)

"The film glides through its well-structured script, letting the audience coast along with it and allowing the performers to stay loose and limber. And that's what's wonderful about Catch Me If You Can-it's a chase picture that's all about the perfo"

Posted Jan 19, 2003

Josef Braun

26 79%

Antwone Fisher (2002)

"Antwone Fisher certainly does the trick of making us care about its protagonist and celebrate his victories but, with few exceptions, it rarely stoops to cheap manipulation or corny conventions to do it."

Posted Jan 19, 2003

Josef Braun

27 87%

Chicago (2002)

"Where Moulin Rouge was all cinema trickery and no guts, Rob Marshall has found a perfect balance of the two. Chicago is absolutely visceral."

Posted Jan 19, 2003

Josef Braun

28 85%

About Schmidt (2002)

"Payne pokes fun of these people and these places because they're what he knows best. And, to my eye, he's also not above finding redeeming virtues in every last one of them."

Posted Jan 19, 2003

Josef Braun

29 97%

Werckmeister Harmonies (2001)

"Perhaps Tarr's greatest gift is his merciless sense of cinematic economy and an ambiguity that springs not from some intellectual conceit but from the sheer honesty of his gaze."

Posted Jan 19, 2003

Josef Braun

30 91%

Adaptation (2002)

"Try as you might to scrutinize the ethics of Kaufman's approach, somehow it all comes together to create a very compelling, sensitive, intelligent and almost cohesive piece of film entertainment."

Posted Jan 19, 2003

Josef Braun

31 37%

Pumpkin (2002)

"Pumpkin is a movie that resists categorization, that manages wit, intelligence, audacity and pointed social commentary while still entertaining us with a terrifically bizarre combination of soapy, ultra-stylized satire and blackly comic fairytale."

Posted Jan 19, 2003

Josef Braun

32 83%

Narc (2002)

"Narc may not be an exceptional cop film but it is a solid one, a tragedy of pervasive corruption in which honour is no more beneficial than deceit."

Posted Jan 19, 2003

Josef Braun

33 81%

The Hours (2002)

"If you really want to understand what this story is really all about, you're far better served by the source material."

Posted Jan 19, 2003

Josef Braun

34 100%

Turtle Diary (1985)

Posted Nov 29, 2002

Paul Matwychuk

35 77%

Bad Lieutenant (1992)

Posted Nov 29, 2002

Paul Matwychuk

36 13%

My Stepmother Is an Alien (1988)

Posted Nov 29, 2002

Paul Matwychuk

37 81%

Barcelona (1994)

Posted Nov 29, 2002

Paul Matwychuk

38 33%

Virtuosity (1995)

Posted Nov 29, 2002

Paul Matwychuk

39 46%

Cabin Boy (1994)

Posted Nov 29, 2002

Paul Matwychuk

40 50%

Being Human (1994)

Posted Nov 29, 2002

Paul Matwychuk

41 100%

Greed (1924)

Posted Nov 29, 2002

Paul Matwychuk

42 43%

Masquerade (1988)

Posted Nov 29, 2002

Paul Matwychuk

43 90%

The Producers (1968)

Posted Nov 29, 2002

Paul Matwychuk

44 82%

Bound for Glory (1976)

Posted Nov 29, 2002

Paul Matwychuk

45 93%

Matinee (1992)

Posted Nov 29, 2002

Paul Matwychuk

46 67%

Tro, håb og kærlighed (Twist and Shout) (1984)

Posted Nov 29, 2002

Paul Matwychuk

47 43%

Pet Sematary (1989)

Posted Nov 29, 2002

Paul Matwychuk

48 62%

Johnny Handsome (1989)

Posted Nov 29, 2002

Paul Matwychuk

49 93%

Il Postino: The Postman (1994)

Posted Nov 29, 2002

Paul Matwychuk

50 94%

To Kill A Mockingbird (1962)

Posted Nov 29, 2002

Paul Matwychuk

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