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Courier-Journal (Louisville, KY)

Rating Title | Year Quote Author
1 96%

Sideways (2004)

"Shame on the academy if Giamatti isn't on the ballot this year"

Posted Dec 2, 2004

Judith Egerton

2 31%

The Forgotten (2004)

"The Forgotten is kinetic enough to keep you in your seat, but it slips from memory quickly."

Posted Sep 25, 2004

Judith Egerton

3 43%

I'll Sleep When I'm Dead (2004)

"In the end, it is the complex aura surrounding Owen's character...that stay with the viewer long after the threads of the story have unraveled in one's mind. "

Posted Aug 13, 2004

Judith Egerton

4 86%

Collateral (2004)

"Nice guy Tom Cruise is bad - very bad - in Michael Mann's new movie, Collateral. And that's good. "

Posted Aug 6, 2004

Judith Egerton

5 81%

The Manchurian Candidate (2004)

"With Meryl Streep in an updated version of the Angela Lansbury role, Denzel Washington in the Frank Sinatra part...the movie is a virtual master class of acting."

Posted Jul 30, 2004

Judith Egerton

6 75%

Clerks Uncensored (2001)

"Better than the movie"

Posted Jul 26, 2004

Judith Egerton

7 48%

De-Lovely (2004)

"Kevin Kline's acting and musical talent combine to make Irwin Winkler's beautiful yet flawed De-Lovely a movie to see."

Posted Jul 16, 2004

Judith Egerton

8 66%

Anchorman - The Legend Of Ron Burgundy (2004)

"I hoped for far more laughs, a sharper edge to the humor and a comedy that would attain the rank of other SNL alum works such as Caddyshack."

Posted Jul 9, 2004

Judith Egerton

9 89%

Hilary and Jackie (1998)

"No, it's not a movie about two first ladies married to adulterous husbands."

Posted Jul 7, 2004

Judith Egerton

10 87%

Affliction (1997)

"One wonders why Dafoe is even in the movie. But Nolte is, and that's what enriches Schrader's bleak drama."

Posted Jul 7, 2004

Judith Egerton

11 25%

In Dreams (1999)

"Someday, Annette Bening is going to star in a movie that's as interesting and powerful as she can be as an actress."

Posted Jul 7, 2004

Judith Egerton

12 81%

The General (1998)

"Neither Boorman's cinematic expertise nor Gleeson's canny performance is enough to make us care about Cahill's destruction."

Posted Jul 7, 2004

Judith Egerton

13 83%

The English Patient (1996)

"It's Casablanca set amid the swirling Sahara sands of North Africa and the voluptuous hills of Tuscany."

Posted Jul 6, 2004

Judith Egerton

14 82%

Unhook the Stars (1996)

"Cassavetes' film reveals that he has a sharp eye for human nature."

Posted Jul 6, 2004

Judith Egerton

15 69%

Tin Cup (1996)

"Like other Shelton movies, it's dappled with interesting characters."

Posted Jul 6, 2004

Judith Egerton

16 88%

Career Girls (1997)

"More modest and less involving than Secrets & Lies."

Posted Jul 6, 2004

Judith Egerton

17 ——

State of Seige ()

"A political thriller with a cautionary message, but it doesn't carry out its mission."

Posted Jul 6, 2004

Judith Egerton

18 60%

A Civil Action (1998)

"A legal drama that doesn't follow the usual Hollywood-John Grisham formula."

Posted Jul 6, 2004

Judith Egerton

19 71%

eXistenZ (1999)

"Brave moviegoers and fans of writer-director David Cronenberg will find funny dialogue and grotesquely engrossing scenes in his latest sci-fi horror tale."

Posted Jul 2, 2004

Judith Egerton

20 75%

Mysteries of Egypt (1998)

"It's a visually appealing but basic introduction to ancient Egyptian culture."

Posted Jul 2, 2004

Judith Egerton

21 73%

The Red Violin (Le violon rouge) (1999)

"It is disconcerting to see {Jackson}...after watching his exceptional performances as crazy criminals in two Quentin Tarantino movies."

Posted Jul 2, 2004

Judith Egerton

22 17%

Wild Wild West (1999)

"I recommend you suspend any whiff of disbelief and enjoy Sonnenfeld's hammy sci-fi Western, set in the late 1860s."

Posted Jul 2, 2004

Judith Egerton

23 77%

The Eel (Unagi) (1998)

"Imamura composed The Eel with an artist's eye and takes his time, so don't expect a fast-paced American-style film. "

Posted Jul 2, 2004

Judith Egerton

24 64%

Music of the Heart (1999)

"Doesn't revolve around a self-centered main character or possess the schmaltz of Mr. Holland's Opus. "

Posted Jul 2, 2004

Judith Egerton

25 51%

Anna and the King (2000)

"The third major screen version of the story, has much to recommend it."

Posted Jul 2, 2004

Judith Egerton

26 35%

Where the Heart Is (2000)

"The script, based on a novel by Billie Lett, is sprinkled with phrases meant to be poignant and funny, but sound like repackaged cliches."

Posted Jul 2, 2004

Judith Egerton

27 65%

Dinosaur (2000)

"The movie follows a rather dull tale similar to the 1988 animated film The Land Before Time. "

Posted Jul 2, 2004

Judith Egerton

28 41%

Men of Honor (2000)

"The decision to shift some of the attention to De Niro's character...dilutes the power of Brashear's fascinating life story."

Posted Jul 2, 2004

Judith Egerton

29 75%

The Cat's Meow (2001)

"Dunst gives us a bright, bubbly woman with comedic talent."

Posted Jul 2, 2004

Judith Egerton

30 78%

Down in the Delta (1998)

"Employs too many redundant, stagy flashbacks to tell the story of Loretta's ancestors."

Posted Jul 1, 2004

Judith Egerton

31 41%

Cousin Bette (1998)

"A revenge drama, with Lange's Bette pulling the strings. "

Posted Jul 1, 2004

Judith Egerton

32 51%

Halloween H2O (1998)

"The selfish pea brains who brought their bright-eyed infant to...this violent horror movie deserve a private, late-night visit from the uncompromising Michael Myers."

Posted Jul 1, 2004

Judith Egerton

33 70%

I Married a Strange Person (1998)

"Newlyweds often discover that their mates have odd quirks once they begin living together, but in Plympton's movie, that truth is taken to cartoon extreme."

Posted Jul 1, 2004

Judith Egerton

34 77%

Your Friends & Neighbors (1998)

"It's both a daring composition and a repelling look at gender warfare. "

Posted Jul 1, 2004

Judith Egerton

35 13%

54 (1998)

"One can only hope "54" will hammer the final nail in disco's coffin. It's music that I don't want stayin' alive."

Posted Jul 1, 2004

Judith Egerton

36 100%

The Sweet Hereafter (1997)

"Based on Russell Banks' tragic novel about a town grieving for 14 children killed in a bus crash, easily makes my list of top 1997 films. "

Posted Jul 1, 2004

Judith Egerton

37 68%

The Crucible (1996)

"Arthur Miller's story of hysteria, persecution and social injustice, is classy and powerful with some marvelous acting."

Posted Jul 1, 2004

Judith Egerton

38 77%

Michael Collins (1996)

"A way to relate pivotal events to an audience who probably knows little about the Irish republic's creation."

Posted Jul 1, 2004

Judith Egerton

39 44%

Multiplicity (1996)

"It's a showcase for Keaton."

Posted Jul 1, 2004

Judith Egerton

40 31%

Inventing the Abbotts (1997)

"In the end, it adds up to nothing more than a humorless, forgettable nostalgia piece with carefully re-created costumes and settings from the Eisenhower years."

Posted Jul 1, 2004

Judith Egerton

41 87%

The People Vs. Larry Flynt (1996)

"The latest movie from the great director Milos Forman is a sensational, irreverent docudrama. And, as they say in the porno trade, it's adult entertainment."

Posted Jul 1, 2004

Judith Egerton

42 23%

A Thousand Acres (1997)

"Fans of Jane Smiley's enthralling Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, A Thousand Acres, will find the movie version disappointing."

Posted Jul 1, 2004

Judith Egerton

43 39%

A Life Less Ordinary (1997)

"Part fantasy-adventure, part musical, part nutty romance and part boy-girl crime spree."

Posted Jul 1, 2004

Judith Egerton

44 ——

Weed (1999)

"A loopy visit to an extended pot party in Amsterdam where a bong is so large that it has to be lit with a blowtorch."

Posted Jul 1, 2004

Judith Egerton

45 76%

Kundun (1997)

"Scorsese skillfully indulges his propensity for obsessive detail. Visually, the direction is varied and exhilarating"

Posted Jul 1, 2004

Judith Egerton

46 52%

The Matchmaker (1997)

"There are two reasons to see "The Matchmaker" and neither involves the two characters at the center of this far-fetched romantic comedy. "

Posted Jul 1, 2004

Judith Egerton

47 25%

Godzilla (1998)

"If only one could fast-forward past the idiot characters to the parts where the creature nests in Madison Square Garden, crushes Fifth Avenue and chomps a taxicab."

Posted Jul 1, 2004

Judith Egerton

48 78%

Space Cowboys (2000)

"It's tempting to pin a derisive label like Geezers in Space on this comedy-drama, but its veteran stars...make Space Cowboys hard to dislike."

Posted Jul 1, 2004

Judith Egerton

49 94%

Secrets & Lies (1996)

"The characters are so painfully real it's more like watching a documentary than a made-up story."

Posted Jul 1, 2004

Judith Egerton

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