eye WEEKLY

Rating Title | Year Quote Author
1 ——

Pitch (2002)

"A non-fiction first feature that pits two homegrown obsessives against the Hollywood elite."

Posted May 8, 2013

Gemma Files

2 65%

Daydream Nation (2011)

"An alternately heady and queasy portrait of a small town slipping into madness."

Posted May 11, 2011

Jason Anderson

3 77%

Thor (2011)

"Thor's level of visual opulence is one sure indication that director Kenneth Branagh is unafraid of embracing the potential for camp inherent in any superhero blockbuster but generally avoided amid the current vogue for Dark Knight-style solemnity."

Posted May 6, 2011

Jason Anderson

4 88%

Even the Rain (Meme La Pluie) (2011)

"The film, meanwhile, remains mired in the middle ground between meta-cinematic cleverness and earnest good intentions."

Posted May 5, 2011

Adam Nayman

5 49%

The Bang Bang Club (2011)

"The Bang Bang Club seems to imply that the real tragedy was how a group of talented, committed young men were broken by a dangerous professional environment -- a dubious conclusion for a dubious movie."

Posted May 5, 2011

Adam Nayman

6 73%

POM Wonderful Presents: The Greatest Movie Ever Sold (2011)

"The director finds time in between making cold calls, creating spoof ads and having some fun at the expense of Mane 'n Tail horse shampoo to provide a few valuable insights about the rampant commercialization of nearly every corner of our culture."

Posted May 5, 2011

Jason Anderson

7 60%

The Beaver (2011)

"Jodie Foster's drama The Beaver, starring Mel Gibson as a depressed man who communicates via a hand puppet, is many things: admirably sincere, occasionally poignant, often trite and perversely wrong-headed."

Posted May 5, 2011

Jason Anderson

8 ——

Lost On Journey (Ren zai jiong tu) (2010)

EDIT

Posted Apr 22, 2011

9 20%

Repeaters (2010)

EDIT

Posted Apr 22, 2011

10 99%

Bill Cunningham New York (2011)

Posted Apr 22, 2011

Katrina Onstad

11 53%

The High Cost of Living (2011)

"Chow's direction shows a good eye for locations, but her gritty nighttime aesthetic can't cloak the predictable nature of the material, which only really has one way to go and staggers there down the home stretch."

Posted Apr 22, 2011

Adam Nayman

12 90%

Ne change rien (2010)

EDIT

Posted Apr 22, 2011

13 71%

African Cats (2011)

"That African Cats baldly assigns human personality traits to its feline stars is no surprise; what's shocking is that a nature documentary narrated by Samuel L. Jackson could be so bland."

Posted Apr 20, 2011

Adam Nayman

14 90%

Chungking Express (1996)

"Quentin Tarantino and Xavier Dolan are just two of the directors who've worshipped at the altar of Wong Kar-wai. Chungking Express remains the best reason why."

Posted Apr 20, 2011

Jason Anderson

15 58%

La Rafle (2012)

"In her efforts to compel French viewers to confront a very ugly moment in their history, Bosch doesn't leave time to develop her characters or their individual stories beyond the most cursory strokes."

Posted Apr 20, 2011

Jason Anderson

16 ——

A Married Couple (1969)

EDIT

Posted Apr 15, 2011

17 ——

Mulroney: The Opera ()

"If you're going to write an opera about Brian Mulroney, there can be no rhyming lyric more inevitable than this one: "I have the chin / I'm going to win!""

Posted Apr 15, 2011

Jason Anderson

18 73%

Beeswax (2009)

"Andrew Bujalski ought to be more than a critical darling by this point."

Posted Apr 6, 2011

Jason Anderson

19 59%

Kaboom (2011)

"Any aging hipster harbouring feelings of nostalgia for the scrappy movies Gregg Araki made before the relative maturity of his 2004 molestation drama Mysterious Skin will be thrilled by the American director's latest salacious story of youth gone wild. "

Posted Apr 6, 2011

Jason Anderson

20 68%

Rubber (2011)

"Dupieux's third feature (and first in English) is a surrealist comedy with a singular sensibility."

Posted Apr 6, 2011

Jason Anderson

21 72%

Hanna (2011)

"A pulsating, whip-smart action film."

Posted Apr 6, 2011

Katrina Onstad

22 80%

Littlerock (2011)

"Ott's knack for telling observations and beguiling ambiguities make him a director to watch."

Posted Apr 6, 2011

Jason Anderson

23 46%

Soul Surfer (2011)

"There's a beatific quality to AnnaSophia Robb's performance as Bethany: it's as if the character is being canonized onscreen rather than plausibly feeling her way through a massive loss."

Posted Apr 6, 2011

Adam Nayman

24 ——

Parc ()

EDIT

Posted Apr 4, 2011

25 88%

Fubar: Balls to the Wall (2011)

EDIT

Posted Apr 4, 2011

26 64%

Curling ()

Posted Apr 4, 2011

Adam Nayman

27 ——

The Rhino Brothers (2002)

Posted Apr 4, 2011

Adam Nayman

28 ——

Seducing Maarya (2000)

Posted Apr 4, 2011

Tom Lyons

29 87%

Buried (2010)

"Buried may well be an allegory for the fates of so many Americans waylaid in sandier climes, but it works first and foremost as an experiential horror film -- the best of its kind in some time."

Posted Apr 4, 2011

Adam Nayman

30 88%

At the Edge of the World (2009)

EDIT

Posted Apr 4, 2011

31 ——

Mortal Kombat: Defenders of the Realm - Skin Deep (1997)

Posted Apr 4, 2011

Malene Arpe

32 ——

Oi yue shing (A War Named Desire) ()

Posted Apr 4, 2011

Gemma Files

33 ——

Under Rich Earth ()

EDIT

Posted Apr 4, 2011

34 ——

Perpetrators of the Crime (2000)

Posted Apr 4, 2011

Gemma Files

35 ——

Tishe! (Hush) ()

Posted Apr 4, 2011

Catharine Tunnacliffe

36 100%

I Can No Longer Hear the Guitar (J'entends Plus La Guitare) (1991)

"Garrel's nakedly personal disappointment bleeds into an unsentimental elegy for an elegantly wasted generation. Instead of shallow self-pity, he gives us a melancholy deep enough to drown in."

Posted Apr 4, 2011

Adam Nayman

37 82%

Force of Nature: The David Suzuki Movie (2011)

Posted Apr 4, 2011

Adam Nayman

38 67%

Mr. Nobody (2013)

EDIT

Posted Apr 4, 2011

39 ——

Cyberman (2001)

Posted Apr 4, 2011

Adam Nayman

40 ——

Cyberman (2001)

Posted Apr 4, 2011

Barrett Hooper

41 ——

Flat Is Beautiful ()

Posted Apr 4, 2011

Gemma Files

42 ——

Edison and Leo (2009)

EDIT

Posted Apr 4, 2011

43 71%

Monsters (2010)

"It's a journey that involves plenty of hazards, none more dire than the prospect of romantic scenes between two actors with zero chemistry."

Posted Apr 4, 2011

Adam Nayman

44 ——

La Nostra Vita (Our Life) (2010)

"The result is a blandly schizophrenic melodrama."

Posted Apr 1, 2011

Adam Nayman

45 72%

Winter in Wartime (2011)

"An adaptation of a well-loved Dutch young-adult novel by Jan Terlouw, Winter in Wartime embodies both a traditional style for WWII dramas and a more troubling contemporary strain."

Posted Apr 1, 2011

Jason Anderson

46 85%

Essential Killing (2012)

"The stark, propulsive filmmaking and Gallo's impressively committed performance must be judged against the evasiveness of its maker's motivations."

Posted Apr 1, 2011

Adam Nayman

47 46%

Monogamy (2011)

"Jones has little to do besides look fed up, and justifiably so."

Posted Apr 1, 2011

Jason Anderson

48 ——

Wrecked (2009)

EDIT

Posted Apr 1, 2011

49 92%

Source Code (2011)

"One of the problems is Gyllenhaal's inability to make his character seem coherent, sympathetic or particularly interesting."

Posted Apr 1, 2011

Jason Anderson

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