Authors

Monsters and Critics

Rating Title | Year Quote Author
1 90%

Lebanon (Levanon) (2010)

"The most intense war film since "Das Boot." There are no winners in war."

Posted Sep 3, 2010

Ron Wilkinson

2 85%

Farewell (L'affaire Farewell) (2010)

"A realistic and grounded spy thriller that sheds the Hollywood and drills down to the real people and events of the most famous spy story in history."

Posted Aug 25, 2010

Ron Wilkinson

3 85%

Kisses (2010)

"Dorothy parachutes into Dublin in search of the Wizard but there is no place like home."

Posted Aug 2, 2010

Ron Wilkinson

4 96%

Restrepo (2010)

"Directors Tim Hetherington and Sebastian Junger have come up with one of the most direct, searing documentaries in the history of US war in the Middle East."

Posted Aug 2, 2010

Ron Wilkinson

5 30%

Who Killed Nancy? (2010)

"The film is as much about who killed Sid Vicious as who killed Nancy Spungen, but an enthralling and touching story all around."

Posted Aug 2, 2010

Ron Wilkinson

6 100%

Enemies of the People (2010)

"One of the most amazing investigative documentary films of all time. The interviews are few but of the highest quality"

Posted Aug 2, 2010

Ron Wilkinson

7 80%

Smash His Camera (2010)

"An entertaining and thought provoking film with more celebrity pictures, and interviews, than you can shake a stick at."

Posted Aug 2, 2010

Ron Wilkinson

8 94%

Whiz Kids (2010)

""Spellbound" taken to far greater heights. A touching and honest portrayal of the fight to be the best in the least glitzy business in America---science."

Posted Jul 9, 2010

Ron Wilkinson

9 33%

Every Day (2011)

"An uneven look at modern family in crisis. Stay awake during the slow stretches, the good footage is worth it."

Posted Jun 30, 2010

Ron Wilkinson

10 91%

Joan Rivers: A Piece Of Work (2010)

"A funny and touching look at the self-crowned queen of comedy."

Posted Jun 24, 2010

Ron Wilkinson

11 65%

The Infidel (2010)

"The truth comes out and the audience is left to wonder what it all means."

Posted Jun 17, 2010

Ron Wilkinson

12 74%

Micmacs (Micmacs tire-larigot) (2010)

"A zany, funny and heartwarming tale told through excellent photography and a smashing soundtrack."

Posted Jun 17, 2010

Ron Wilkinson

13 26%

Finding Bliss (2009)

"A romantic comedy with an edge born out of desperation."

Posted Jun 8, 2010

Ron Wilkinson

14 78%

OSS 117: Rio ne rpond plus (Lost in Rio) (2010)

"A Berretta that is a few shots short of a full clip, Michel Hazanavicius' lightning jabs at the spy super-hero fantasy are disjointed. Too little, too late?"

Posted May 27, 2010

Ron Wilkinson

15 75%

John Rabe (2010)

"One of the few films so far this year that deserves to be called an epic. Great acting and superb sets and cinematography make this a great success."

Posted May 27, 2010

Ron Wilkinson

16 85%

Looking for Eric (2010)

"Delicious cinematography and a story so real you will be in Manchester shuffling about delivering those letters. Football legend Eric Cantona adds little but the archival footage of "King Eric" cannot be denied."

Posted May 27, 2010

Ron Wilkinson

17 86%

The Square (2010)

"Slick compared to films noir of old, the stunts too cool and characters too swishy, but swaggering with a good old-fashioned edge and raw steaming action for each and every one of its 105 minutes."

Posted May 27, 2010

Ron Wilkinson

18 43%

Robin Hood (2010)

"Ridley Scott and Russell Crowe will be better off pointing their arrows in different directions after this Dark Age howler."

Posted May 17, 2010

Ron Wilkinson

19 89%

Breath Made Visible: Anna Halprin (2010)

"A rare chance to see Anna Halprin at work over the last 50 years. Not the same as seeing her in person but close."

Posted May 3, 2010

Ron Wilkinson

20 95%

No One Knows About Persian Cats (Les Chats Persans) (2010)

"A swinging look at underground rock music in Tehran and the young hopefuls who make it happen."

Posted May 3, 2010

Ron Wilkinson

21 100%

Sita Sings the Blues (2008)

"The more love changes the more it stays the same. History itself falls prey to love in this delightful retelling of the Ramayana."

Posted May 3, 2010

Ron Wilkinson

22 91%

The Secret in Their Eyes (El Secreto de Sus Ojos) (2010)

"A love story and film noire with delicious overtones of dreadful memories and love that will never die."

Posted Apr 25, 2010

Ron Wilkinson

23 91%

Harlan - Im Schatten von Jud Sss (Harlan: In the Shadow of Jew Seuss) (2010)

"A thought provoking film about a dreadful body of work and its legacy for those yet unborn."

Posted Apr 25, 2010

Ron Wilkinson

24 59%

Leaves of Grass (2010)

"Emerging director Tim Blake Nelson takes another step up with this comedy drama starring Edward Norton in what might go down as Norton's best performance yet."

Posted Apr 9, 2010

Ron Wilkinson

25 65%

Warlords (Tau ming chong) (2010)

"It isn't clear if "Warlords" is supposed to be a comedy or an adventure thriller but it will only appeal to those who appreciate the screaming cast of thousands."

Posted Apr 9, 2010

Ron Wilkinson

26 71%

Waking Sleeping Beauty (2010)

"Although fun to watch, it will take a princely kiss to make a legitimate documentary out of this Disney vehicle."

Posted Mar 26, 2010

Ron Wilkinson

27 51%

Chloe (2010)

"Predictable but enjoyable mystery thriller with great psycho performances by Julianne Moore and Amanda Seyfried."

Posted Mar 26, 2010

Ron Wilkinson

28 75%

The Eclipse (2010)

"A screenplay caught between pools of blood and emotional healing, "Eclipse" cannot make up its mind any more than can its ambivalent characters."

Posted Mar 26, 2010

Ron Wilkinson

29 87%

Pranzo di Ferragosto (Mid-August Lunch) (2009)

"A film that brings the food and spirit of Italy to your doorstep in a light hearted set of afternoons with the grandmothers of Rome."

Posted Mar 21, 2010

Ron Wilkinson

30 75%

Greenberg (2010)

"Love is just a screech away as Ben Stiller bares the soul of a crazy man who seems to like it that way."

Posted Mar 21, 2010

Ron Wilkinson

31 73%

Children Of Invention (2010)

"Preserving a sense of hope for today's children, there is too much in this film that is too hard to believe."

Posted Mar 19, 2010

Ron Wilkinson

32 86%

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2009)

"A great piece of natural indie noir film making that entertains for all of its 152-minute run time."

Posted Mar 19, 2010

Ron Wilkinson

33 70%

Phyllis and Harold (2010)

"Everything you wanted to know about a marriage and probably a few things you could have done without."

Posted Mar 11, 2010

Ron Wilkinson

34 91%

Easier with Practice (2009)

"Do not have a relationship over the phone unless you know the person at the other end. You never do"

Posted Mar 11, 2010

Ron Wilkinson

35 85%

The Art Of The Steal (2010)

"A fine documentary that inspires thought long after the details of the art collection are forgotten."

Posted Mar 11, 2010

Ron Wilkinson

36 19%

Cop Out (2010)

"Who needs a plot with a herd of stand-up comics and a bushel of wisecracks?"

Posted Feb 26, 2010

Ron Wilkinson

37 68%

Videocracy (2009)

"A documentary that wakes us up to the pitfalls of politically controlled television and then puts us to sleep watching the people producing it."

Posted Feb 18, 2010

Ron Wilkinson

38 23%

Saint John of Las Vegas (2010)

"A road trip to Vegas turns into a road trip to Hell in this great little romp with the master of misfortune, Steve Buscemi."

Posted Feb 10, 2010

Ron Wilkinson

39 82%

Panique au village (A Town Called Panic) (2009)

"With animation like this it is no wonder kids develop ADD. The current generation of Python influenced animation talent comes to a screen near you."

Posted Feb 10, 2010

Ron Wilkinson

40 37%

From Paris with Love (2010)

"This French buddy cop action comedy owes its limited success to John Travolta. If you don't love him stay an ocean away from this flick."

Posted Feb 9, 2010

Ron Wilkinson

41 45%

Creation (2010)

"A film that keeps us from taking the theory of evolution for granted. Darwin paid for those words."

Posted Jan 25, 2010

Ron Wilkinson

42 28%

Extraordinary Measures (2010)

"Great performances by Fraser and Ford will pay the bills for this one but that is as far as the good news goes."

Posted Jan 25, 2010

Ron Wilkinson

43 71%

The Last Station (2010)

"Michael Hoffman extracts the maximum benefit from a brief period of Leo Tolstoy's last days in this comfortable and endearing drama."

Posted Jan 18, 2010

Ron Wilkinson

44 32%

The Lovely Bones (2009)

"Lush cinematography combined with first-rate acting and a valuable story make this a great film for the whole family."

Posted Jan 18, 2010

Ron Wilkinson

45 90%

Fish Tank (2010)

"Andrea Arnold puts all her eggs in one basket in this film and the thin storyline fails to carry the day."

Posted Jan 18, 2010

Ron Wilkinson

46 85%

The White Ribbon (Das weisse Band) (2009)

"A subtle and mysterious look into failing feudalism and the involuntary passing of the baton."

Posted Jan 15, 2010

Ron Wilkinson

47 78%

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

"In this extreme minimalist film adventure set in the seemingly routine inner city subtle unusual truths emerge with undeniable strength."

Posted Jan 15, 2010

Ron Wilkinson

48 96%

Sweetgrass (2009)

"Self-flagellation never felt as good as filmmakers head to the high country for the last experience of the good old days."

Posted Jan 15, 2010

Ron Wilkinson

49 67%

Daybreakers (2010)

"Just when you thought it was safe to be a vampire , corrupt corporate politicians spoil the fun."

Posted Jan 10, 2010

Ron Wilkinson

50 91%

Up in the Air (2009)

"Off to the usual howling good start with the current master of sexy comedy "Up In the Air" runs out of fuel towards the end and barely is able to make it to the terminal with message intact."

Posted Jan 7, 2010

Ron Wilkinson

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