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Rating Title | Year Quote Author
1 71%

Women Without Men (Zanan-e bedun-e mardan) (2010)

"A powerful feminist fable -- with a good dose of magical realism, a slight bow to Bu˝uel, and a fatalistic attitude to the craven paternalism that underlies the cradle-to-grave existence of women in many Muslim countries"

Posted Mar 17, 2010

Brandon Judell

2 91%

Every Little Step (2009)

" A fast-paced documentary that captures the angst, joys, and disappointments of the young hopefuls as they try out for a show that mirrors their pursuits."

Posted Mar 24, 2009

Brandon Judell

3 ——

Body Art (2002)

"A documentary with scintillating content about how societies around the world use their bodies as an art form. One African tribe even elongates their skulls, which looks chic, but I'm not sure what it does for their brains."

Posted Oct 20, 2007

Brandon Judell

4 91%

Knocked Up (2007)

"There's no doubt director/writer Apatow is supplying a national service by allowing the inept to feel adequate about themselves."

Posted Aug 3, 2007

Brandon Judell

5 ——

Shallow Grave ()

"Recall those early British comedies that all seemed to star Rita Tushingham. Well, attach the 1st half of one of those to the 2nd half of a Hitchcock chiller, and you have an enjoyable film that'll have you digging your fingernails deeply into your nachos"

Posted Jun 27, 2007

Brandon Judell

6 100%

Mamma Roma (1962)

"But in a sense, Pasolini's was the perfect death for someone who lived on the edge, whose art was raw as it could be."

Posted Jun 27, 2007

Brandon Judell

7 67%

A Time to Kill (1996)

"With Joel Schumacher's tasteful but second-rate-Sidney-Lumet direction and Akiva Goldsman's nuts-and-bolts script, these boys have created a surprisingly stirring indictment of racism."

Posted Aug 13, 2006

Brandon Judell

8 ——

3 Ninjas - High Noon on Mega Mountain (1998)

"Abrasively loud, gratingly acted, appallingly directed and without a moral core, this "3 Ninjas" also boasts a screenplay with the most "Unhhhs" of the decade, that exquisite sound you make when trying to anihilate another human with your foot or a karate"

Posted Jan 19, 2006

Brandon Judell

9 78%

The Butcher Boy (1997)

"The film almost immediately loses the major asset of the novel: its language. Possibly a quarter of the movie is incomprehensible to the American ear."

Posted Jan 19, 2006

Brandon Judell

10 47%

Deep Impact (1998)

"The joy of any catastrophe flick is watching the world that annoys you so much get its due."

Posted Sep 11, 2005

Brandon Judell

11 71%

Going All the Way (1997)

Posted Dec 26, 2002

Brandon Judell

12 100%

Europa Europa (1990)

Posted Dec 26, 2002

Brandon Judell

13 64%

The Frighteners (1996)

"The talented director of "Heavenly Creatures" has pulled together a film that wants to be everything to everyone simultaneously."

Posted Dec 26, 2002

Brandon Judell

14 ——

Three Sisters (1997)

"Chekhov's assurances that our current sufferings might become the foundation for a better society, if they are really meant as assurances, have never been better realized."

Posted Nov 4, 2002

Brandon Judell

15 ——

City of Lost Souls ()

"City of Lost Souls explores anti-Semitism and racism in post-War Germany with an in-your-face approach."

Posted Apr 4, 2002

Brandon Judell

16 36%

Hav Plenty (1998)

"Ah, love! Ah, black stereotypes! Why is it so hard to portray the black middle-class and the rich with any dignity?"

Posted Nov 23, 2001

Brandon Judell

17 43%

Dr. Dolittle (1998)

"Why are creatures commenting here on copulation and what are anal thermometers doing being swallowed up by canines' rears in a kids' picture?"

Posted Nov 23, 2001

Brandon Judell

18 94%

Central Station (Central do Brasil) (1998)

"Watching this delectably humane road movie incites the same emotions as discovering the works of Truffaut"

Posted Nov 23, 2001

Brandon Judell

19 40%

Armageddon (1998)

"one of the most calculating films of all of this year's blockbusters."

Posted Nov 23, 2001

Brandon Judell

20 61%

10 Things I Hate About You (1999)

"What raises this venture a few notches above your normal acne fare is an extremely clever screenplay"

Posted May 14, 2001

Brandon Judell

21 70%

Dick (1999)

"What makes Dick an almost perfect teenage comedy is that all of the adults and authority figures are shown as being dufus, skanky, shifty, slothful, nasty or stupid." EDIT

Posted Jan 1, 2000

22 93%

Being John Malkovich (1999)

"Being John Malkovich is a crazy and wonderful new comedy."

Posted Jan 1, 2000

Carl Arrington

23 71%

The Cider House Rules (1999)

"A well-performed but often underwhelming melodrama." EDIT

Posted Jan 1, 2000

24 40%

Big Daddy (1999)

"Big Daddy is a moving, entertaining comedy with lots of heart." EDIT

Posted Jan 1, 2000

25 38%

Entrapment (1999)

"A fine entertainment!"

Posted Jan 1, 2000

Brandon Judell

26 67%

Sleepy Hollow (1999)

"It's rare when a score perfectly complements the action, and here composer Danny Elfman creates evocative and powerful music."

Posted Jan 1, 2000

Carl Arrington

27 67%

The Thomas Crown Affair (1999)

"This remake is bold on style, paced like a long car chase and the stars are pleasant to the pupils."

Posted Jan 1, 2000

Carl Arrington

28 45%

Drop Dead Gorgeous (1999)

"Drop Dead Gorgeous is drop-decorum funny!"

Posted Jan 1, 2000

Carl Arrington

29 84%

Magnolia (1999)

"Separated into three different 'movements' by weather forecasts, Magnolia's actually a symphony of dysfunction, both exhilarating and devastating."

Posted Jan 1, 2000

Jason Kaufman

30 28%

The Story of Us (1999)

"Willis and Pfeiffer give their all to material that is finally too thin on substantive issues."

Posted Jan 1, 2000

Carl Arrington

31 40%

Snow Falling on Cedars (1999)

"Hicks has cultivated powerful performances from his supporting and lead characters down through to the extras."

Posted Jan 1, 2000

Rose Preston

32 46%

Runaway Bride (1999)

"Runaway Bride is long on amiability, but short on comedy and way short on intriguing romance!"

Posted Jan 1, 2000

Carl Arrington

33 54%

Girl, Interrupted (1999)

"Despite solid performances from all involved, the movie fails to stir."

Posted Jan 1, 2000

Rose Preston

34 80%

Fight Club (1999)

"Fight Club is a shocking sight to behold!"

Posted Jan 1, 2000

Carl Arrington

35 80%

Bowfinger (1999)

"Murphy's slapstick performance as both klutz and crazy action hero make for his best work since The Nutty Professor."

Posted Jan 1, 2000

Carl Arrington

36 15%

Random Hearts (1999)

"The film's chief problem is that the unwinding of the romance between Kay and Dutch is so gradual -- and often furtive."

Posted Jan 1, 2000

Carl Arrington

37 21%

Inspector Gadget (1999)

"The story has the frantic pacing of an action thriller that tears through situations and laughlines with a cinematic buzzsaw."

Posted Jan 1, 2000

Carl Arrington

38 9%

The Bachelor (1999)

"The script is so baldly predictable and bereft of comic dialogue that it makes the situation comedy more annoying than funny."

Posted Jan 1, 2000

Carl Arrington

39 63%

Man on the Moon (1999)

"A better puppeteering job than John Cusack in Being John Malkovich."

Posted Jan 1, 2000

Jason Kaufman

40 94%

Three Kings (1999)

"Amazing."

Posted Jan 1, 2000

Carl Arrington

41 66%

Stuart Little (1999)

"It is testament to the skills of the visual effects crew that they have so seamlessly and brilliantly brought this creature to life."

Posted Jan 1, 2000

Rose Preston

42 83%

Notting Hill (1999)

"Quite possibly not since Hepburn and Grant or Hepburn and Tracy or Funicello and Avalon have we seen this much on-screen chemistry."

Posted Jan 1, 2000

Brandon Judell

43 81%

South Park: Bigger, Longer and Uncut (1999)

"The genius is that this 'movie within a movie' both apes and stokes the very battle over free speech that inflames every era."

Posted Jan 1, 2000

Carl Arrington

44 56%

Mumford (1999)

"Smart, thoughtful and wise."

Posted Jan 1, 2000

Carl Arrington

45 29%

Drowning Mona (2000)

"Drowning Mona is a laughfest!"

Posted Jan 1, 2000

Rose Preston

46 32%

Superstar (1999)

"It's pretty funny even if you aren't a big SNL fan."

Posted Jan 1, 2000

Carl Arrington

47 52%

The Muse (1999)

"Brooks is in top form in The Muse."

Posted Jan 1, 2000

Carl Arrington

48 82%

Fantasia 2000 (2000)

"Its eight sequences certainly have enough magic to appeal to children of all ages and look breathtaking on the IMAX screens it will grace."

Posted Jan 1, 2000

Jason Kaufman

49 96%

The Insider (1999)

"Taut and brilliantly crafted."

Posted Jan 1, 2000

Carl Arrington

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