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Rating Title | Year Quote Author
1 91%

Easier with Practice (2009)

"The genre of road-trip-leading-to-self-discovery now has another masterpiece in its cinematic vault."

Posted Apr 6, 2010

S. James Wegg

2 100%

The Big Gay Musical (2009)

"Happily, writer/lyricist Fred M. Caruso's "divine inspiration" found a largely-talented cast, crew and composer and crafted a show-within-a-show songfest that tackles nearly every pink-triangle issue known to queerdom."

Posted Mar 29, 2010

S. James Wegg

3 74%

De Helaasheid der Dingen (The Misfortunates) (2010)

"It's a Miserable Life"

Posted Mar 19, 2010

S. James Wegg

4 ——

Flexing with Monty (2010)

"... this cinematic buffet of forms and styles, understandably, can't find its own skin, yet still provides several zany moments of fun and an overall pace that helps the time evaporate."

Posted Mar 17, 2010

S. James Wegg

5 69%

The Runaways (2010)

"In one of the best sequences of the production, Peggy Lee's "Fever" is summarily rejected unheard as Kim/Joan write the infamous "Cherry Bomb" chart on the spot."

Posted Mar 17, 2010

S. James Wegg

6 57%

9 (2009)

"Discovering the truth is good for the soul"

Posted Mar 6, 2010

S. James Wegg

7 ——

Be Mine (2009)

"Who knew that so many chocolate chip scones would be required to keep the flashback-without-a-payoff narrative going?"

Posted Mar 4, 2010

S. James Wegg

8 20%

The Red Baron (Der rote Baron) (2008)

"An ambitious young man in his flying machine"

Posted Mar 4, 2010

S. James Wegg

9 83%

Bright Star (2009)

"Janet Patterson has come up with an exquisite wardrobe for Fanny that magically suits both the biographical back-story and Cornish's fine physique. Let's hope Oscar agrees."

Posted Feb 25, 2010

S. James Wegg

10 71%

An Englishman in New York (2009)

"Oh yes, John Hurt is Quentin Crisp."

Posted Feb 25, 2010

S. James Wegg

11 51%

The Men Who Stare at Goats (2009)

"Dancing With Goats"

Posted Feb 16, 2010

S. James Wegg

12 82%

Two Lovers (2008)

"... it's instructive to view director/co-writer ... James Gray's take on the effects of private infidelity."

Posted Feb 16, 2010

S. James Wegg

13 90%

The Messenger (2009)

"Hero Without a Cause"

Posted Feb 10, 2010

S. James Wegg

14 96%

Food, Inc. (2009)

"Living off the fat of corporate farming"

Posted Feb 10, 2010

S. James Wegg

15 90%

District 9 (2009)

"While the ambitious narrative bites off far more than can be satisfactorily chewed and digested, the fantastic ride through what must be a completely fictional world (right?) is worth a view."

Posted Feb 10, 2010

S. James Wegg

16 92%

Fantastic Mr. Fox (2009)

"A little nonsense now and then is relished by the wisest men."

Posted Feb 3, 2010

S. James Wegg

17 60%

The Shock Doctrine (2009)

"Pure capitalism unmasked"

Posted Jan 30, 2010

S. James Wegg

18 ——

The Drummer (Jin. gwu) (2007)

"The power of music is revealed yet again through writer/director Kenneth Bi's imaginative tale of a gangster-in-training ... whose escape from crime-laden Hong Kong to the serenity of rural Taiwan is predicated by his ever-inquisitive hands."

Posted Jan 25, 2010

S. James Wegg

19 91%

Crazy Heart (2009)

"Without an ounce of doubt, Jeff Bridges' portrayal of Bad Blake is superb."

Posted Jan 25, 2010

S. James Wegg

20 91%

Precious: Based on the Novel Push by Sapphire (2009)

"Director Lee Daniels has been blessed with camera-ready material, a talented cast and first-class crew."

Posted Jan 14, 2010

S. James Wegg

21 95%

Star Trek (2009)

"Thanks for the memories; let's leave it at that"

Posted Jan 11, 2010

S. James Wegg

22 66%

The Blind Side (2009)

"John Lee Hancock's quasi docu-dramatization of Michael Lewis' book ... scores well in the basics of bringing this inspirational story to the screen but fumbles the chance for greatness due to the preponderance of one-dimensional characters."

Posted Jan 11, 2010

S. James Wegg

23 89%

A Serious Man (2009)

"Finally, a deep, dark comedy that quietly tickles the intellectual, moral and situational funny bone without pandering to easy laughs or overdone bathroom humour ..."

Posted Jan 7, 2010

S. James Wegg

24 97%

The Hurt Locker (2009)

"With such an able cast and crew, director Kathryn Bigelow had everything she needed to come up with a defining war movie for the 21st century."

Posted Jan 7, 2010

S. James Wegg

25 76%

Invictus (2009)

"If only life were that simple"

Posted Dec 31, 2009

S. James Wegg

26 56%

The Soloist (2009)

"The music's as troubled as the subject matter"

Posted Dec 31, 2009

S. James Wegg

27 76%

The Young Victoria (2009)

"Nothing much new will be learned, but the journey along the way is beautiful to behold."

Posted Dec 31, 2009

S. James Wegg

28 75%

Julie & Julia (2009)

"It's the 'yum' factor"

Posted Dec 31, 2009

S. James Wegg

29 81%

In Search of Mozart (2007)

"Filmmaker Phil Grabsky has done the world an enormous favour by painstakingly and lovingly crafting a musical portrait of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart that is worthy of the subject matter."

Posted Dec 31, 2009

S. James Wegg

30 94%

In the Loop (2009)

"A pandemic of willful blindness"

Posted Dec 31, 2009

S. James Wegg

31 86%

Big Fan (2009)

"There's always next season"

Posted Dec 31, 2009

S. James Wegg

32 79%

The Informant! (2009)

"The whole truth and mostly just the truth"

Posted Dec 31, 2009

S. James Wegg

33 79%

Humpday (2009)

"Lynn Shelton's film%u2014a promising premise in search of a payoff with more nourishment than room-service steak and milkshakes%u2014frequently dazzles and delights, but once the look-alike boxers come into frame, the only verb left is disappoints."

Posted Dec 31, 2009

S. James Wegg

34 78%

Politist, adj. (Police, Adjective) (2009)

"One of the most inventive films of 2009 comes from the courageously-creative talent of writer/director Corneliu Porumboiu."

Posted Dec 31, 2009

S. James Wegg

35 ——

Babi buta yang ingin terbang (Blind Pig Who Wants to Fly) (2008)

"The payoff combination of Karaoke unleashed, with its slinking lyrics spilling over archival footage of the riots (replete with half-step modulations) is unforgettable."

Posted Nov 24, 2009

S. James Wegg

36 58%

Trucker (2009)

"Like mother like son"

Posted Nov 24, 2009

S. James Wegg

37 ——

Gravestoned (2009)

"Thank goodness for the tracks"

Posted Nov 24, 2009

S. James Wegg

38 50%

Kassim the Dream (2009)

"The abduction of innocent life"

Posted Nov 24, 2009

S. James Wegg

39 ——

Guns on the Clackamas: A Documentary (2009)

"From the ever-inventive mind of Bill Plympton ... comes the release on DVD of a mockumentary that is a hilarious feast for the senses."

Posted Oct 5, 2009

S. James Wegg

40 17%

Eating Out: All You Can Eat (2009)

"The third installment of the Eating Out series is an engaging affair that is the most accomplished, balanced offering to date."

Posted Oct 5, 2009

S. James Wegg

41 44%

Suck (2010)

"The cinema's insatiable appetite for all things vampire has just received a bloody musical helping of rock 'n' roll that aims for the jugular then doesn't let go."

Posted Sep 18, 2009

S. James Wegg

42 ——

Before Flying Back to the Earth (Pries parskrendant i zeme) (2006)

"Incredible journey begs a question."

Posted Aug 27, 2009

S. James Wegg

43 ——

Paris 1919: Un traite pour la paix (2009)

"Bordering on peace."

Posted Aug 19, 2009

S. James Wegg

44 ——

New Wave ()

"Dying to be together."

Posted Aug 19, 2009

S. James Wegg

45 ——

Notorious Newman Brothers ()

"The flick slips by with enough enjoyable scenes to make it worth a peek."

Posted Aug 12, 2009

S. James Wegg

46 50%

Cimarron (1931)

"Black and white in every respect"

Posted Jul 28, 2009

S. James Wegg

47 90%

Yiddish Theater: A Love Story (2006)

" However, whether by design or happy coincidence, several more universal truths lurk tantalizingly in the upper balcony and lift this production from the specific to the universal."

Posted Jul 23, 2009

S. James Wegg

48 67%

Frau im Mond (By Rocket to the Moon) (Woman in the Moon) (1929)

"The heavenly lengths of being worlds apart"

Posted Jul 23, 2009

S. James Wegg

49 100%

Vampyr - Der Traum des Allan Grey (1932)

"Through the magic of digital technology ... a couple of aging prints ... have been miraculously transformed, enabling this first “sound-film” (1932) to be enjoyed by film and fear devotees worldwide."

Posted Jul 23, 2009

S. James Wegg

50 39%

The Stone Angel (2007)

"Too much story, too little time"

Posted Jul 23, 2009

S. James Wegg

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