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Monsters and Critics

Rating Title | Year Quote Author
1 21%

The Quiet (2006)

"Too much quiet makes for a film too easy to sleep through. When we will get to see Camilla Belle act up?"

Posted Aug 23, 2006

Ron Wilkinson

2 76%

Factotum (2006)

"Matt Dillon shows his stuff in the ultimate troubled-male role of Bukowski's archetypal slacker."

Posted Aug 18, 2006

Ron Wilkinson

3 90%

Half Nelson (2006)

"One friend may be all it takes."

Posted Aug 12, 2006

Ron Wilkinson

4 75%

Gabrielle (2006)

"Marriage noir with another devastating performance by Huppert that plumbs the depths of unhinged despair."

Posted Aug 5, 2006

Ron Wilkinson

5 85%

The Descent (2006)

"Technical details and weak characters fail to derail the latest frontrunner in blood soaked underground horror."

Posted Aug 4, 2006

Ron Wilkinson

6 84%

13 Tzameti (2005)

"A taught thriller all the better for somber and distraught grayscale photography"

Posted Jul 30, 2006

Ron Wilkinson

7 18%

Shadowboxer (2005)

"Trained assassins do the right thing and rehash a very bad cliché at the same time."

Posted Jul 21, 2006

Ron Wilkinson

8 22%

The Oh in Ohio (2006)

"The Queen of the Indies ploughs the fertile ground of feminine self-empowerment with good vibrations for all."

Posted Jul 13, 2006

Ron Wilkinson

9 21%

You, Me and Dupree (2006)

"In summer multiplex fare, Owen Wilson does better than Cable Guy, but not much."

Posted Jul 13, 2006

Ron Wilkinson

10 100%

Deeper Than Y (2006)

"Deeper Than Y is a short and sweet documentary about what we are and what we may become, from them that know."

Posted Jul 11, 2006

Ron Wilkinson

11 70%

Heading South (2006)

"Looking for love in all the wrong places cools in the warmth of the Haitian sun."

Posted Jul 6, 2006

Ron Wilkinson

12 52%

Strangers with Candy (2005)

"Completely over the top and proud of it."

Posted Jun 27, 2006

Ron Wilkinson

13 78%

The GoodTimesKid (2005)

"Minimalist day in the life of the angry young leaves us wondering."

Posted Jun 21, 2006

Ron Wilkinson

14 55%

I'm Reed Fish (2007)

"Napoleon Dynamite behind the microphone, Fish puts his life on the silver screen."

Posted Jun 15, 2006

Ron Wilkinson

15 ——

Day Break ()

"The condemned die a thousand deaths while awaiting execution in Iran."

Posted Jun 15, 2006

Ron Wilkinson

16 ——

Lockdown, USA (2006)

"Mandatory viewing for those fighting for legal reform."

Posted Jun 14, 2006

Ron Wilkinson

17 77%

4 (Chetyre) (2006)

"A creepy, Lynchian dream-walk into the purgatory of human mass production"

Posted Jun 13, 2006

Ron Wilkinson

18 86%

The Heart of the Game (2005)

"'She Got Game' in a wolf pack attack of high school hoops that's tough love from beginning to end."

Posted Jun 8, 2006

Ron Wilkinson

19 81%

A Prairie Home Companion (2006)

"The world's tallest shy comedian floats out of the radio with a power cast that even Altman is challenged to harness."

Posted Jun 7, 2006

Ron Wilkinson

20 24%

Autumn (2006)

"The seamy underbelly of Paris seen through romantic American eyes keeps the noir alive."

Posted Jun 7, 2006

Ron Wilkinson

21 100%

Men at Work (2006)

"How many Iranian skiers does it take to tear down a mountain?"

Posted Jun 6, 2006

Ron Wilkinson

22 85%

Giuliani Time (2006)

"The first chip has been knocked off the shoulder in the 2008 presidential horse race."

Posted Jun 6, 2006

Ron Wilkinson

23 98%

The War Tapes (2006)

"War is up close and personal as soldiers film it from their helmets and gun turrets and delight in $56 feasts of Halliburton ham and eggs."

Posted Jun 6, 2006

Ron Wilkinson

24 64%

The TV Set (2007)

"Wavering between dark humor and the anguish of the creative soul, this look at the self-destructive TV industry never quite gets at either."

Posted Jun 6, 2006

Ron Wilkinson

25 54%

Mini's First Time (2006)

"Black teenage comedy in a cautionary tale about the dangers of kids growing up alone."

Posted Jun 6, 2006

Ron Wilkinson

26 100%

The Yacoubian Building (Omaret yakobean) (2006)

"A grand and soapy experience set in the fading glory of apartments meant for a better time and place."

Posted Jun 5, 2006

Ron Wilkinson

27 33%

The Break-Up (2006)

"Busts loose with every cool white guy urban cliché from baseball to video games...but the women save the day"

Posted Jun 1, 2006

Ron Wilkinson

28 73%

Cavite (2006)

"A thrilling get-acquainted tour of a side of the Philippines most never see."

Posted May 24, 2006

Ron Wilkinson

29 93%

The Death of Mr. Lazarescu (Moartea domnului Lazarescu) (2006)

"It's rainy and dark as death in Bucharest in a tale of that last ride on Medicare."

Posted May 2, 2006

Ron Wilkinson

30 91%

United 93 (2006)

"A film of limited ambition that may be before its time."

Posted May 2, 2006

Ron Wilkinson

31 89%

Sir! No Sir! (2006)

"A film that threatens the war movement with every showing, the Bush administration should outlaw it from all theatres within fifty miles of an armed forces recruiting station."

Posted Apr 21, 2006

Ron Wilkinson

32 41%

American Dreamz (2006)

"Politically incorrect to a broad spectrum of social cliques, "Dreamz" makes a statement and has some fun at the same time."

Posted Apr 21, 2006

Ron Wilkinson

33 51%

Lucky Number Slevin (2006)

"Even if the dialogue is too glib for the dark and ruthless heroes, a great cast and edgy story keep this thriller moving to the very end. "

Posted Apr 6, 2006

Ron Wilkinson

34 15%

Iowa (2005)

"The most unflinching look yet at the meth pandemic that is sweeping across the Midwest as family values are plowed under by modern corporate agri-business."

Posted Apr 3, 2006

Ron Wilkinson

35 63%

Game 6 (2005)

" A shaky director, a deadly critic and a losing ball club collide in an entertaining surreal showdown just off Broadway."

Posted Apr 3, 2006

Ron Wilkinson

36 90%

Duck Season (Temporada de patos) (2006)

"Director Eimbcke scores a bulls eye as Ferris Bueller takes a day off in Mexico City."

Posted Apr 3, 2006

Ron Wilkinson

37 41%

The Heart Is Deceitful Above All Things (2004)

"JT LeRoy may be a scam, but Argento's scalding treatment of adults behaving badly is as real as cold French fries in a West Virginia truck stop."

Posted Apr 3, 2006

Ron Wilkinson

38 87%

The Beauty Academy of Kabul (2006)

"Beauty of the mind and body conspires to survive under the guns of UN troops guarding the fragile peace against the moonscape of war that is Kabul."

Posted Apr 3, 2006

Ron Wilkinson

39 65%

Yang Ban Xi: The 8 ModelWorks (Yang Ban Xi, de 8 modelwerken) (2005)

"Mao shows his fun side in world class camp taken very seriously."

Posted Apr 3, 2006

Ron Wilkinson

40 22%

Marilyn Hotchkiss' Ballroom Dancing & Charm School (2006)

"Forgive the occasional forays into schmaltz-land as Marilyn Hotchkiss shows us how to dance, and love, in spite of it all."

Posted Apr 3, 2006

Ron Wilkinson

41 89%

The Devil and Daniel Johnston (2006)

"An inside look at the weird world of the cult hero of grunge rock who is, well, weird."

Posted Apr 3, 2006

Ron Wilkinson

42 86%

Inside Man (2006)

"Spike Lee gets downright entertaining in a buddy suspense thriller you won't figure out until the lights come up in the multiplex."

Posted Mar 23, 2006

Ron Wilkinson

43 92%

Our Brand is Crisis (2005)

"Boynton takes up deep inside politics Madison Avenue style as green stamps fail to establish a lasting government in Bolivia."

Posted Mar 1, 2006

Ron Wilkinson

44 74%

Unknown White Male (2006)

"A successful stock broker forgets it all and becomes a film maker. But not a very good one."

Posted Feb 24, 2006

Ron Wilkinson

45 33%

Trudell (2006)

"Strident environmental warnings and political rhetoric do not a movie make."

Posted Feb 24, 2006

Ron Wilkinson

46 69%

Through the Fire (2006)

"Not just a story of a person but a story of a neighborhood, a city and a plan to escape."

Posted Feb 24, 2006

Ron Wilkinson

47 64%

Film Geek (2005)

"Westby's escapist fantasy's happy ending falls short of a meaningful message in spite of a rib-tickling individual effort by lead Melik Malkasian."

Posted Feb 24, 2006

Ron Wilkinson

48 90%

Neil Young: Heart of Gold (2006)

"Who is the star here, Neil Young or Hank William's guitar?"

Posted Feb 24, 2006

Ron Wilkinson

49 87%

Sophie Scholl: The Final Days (2006)

"A story of commitment that makes up for lack of glitz with currency of message."

Posted Feb 7, 2006

Ron Wilkinson

50 42%

Looking for Comedy in the Muslim World (2006)

"Albert Brooks unleashes a low-key cross-cultural comedy that takes the Muslim world by storm but flies over the heads of American shopping mall audiences."

Posted Jan 20, 2006

Ron Wilkinson

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