Buzzine Magazine

Rating Title | Year Quote Author
1 77%

A Dangerous Method (2011)

"A Dangerous Method is one of the best dramas I have seen all year."

Posted Oct 27, 2011

Staci Layne Wilson

2 90%

Martha Marcy May Marlene (2011)

"Though very well-acted, the story collapses under the weight of its own disjointed melancholia."

Posted Oct 27, 2011

Staci Layne Wilson

3 ——

Isle Of Dogs ()

"Fans of arch dialogue (Howard chews the considerable scenery in a monologue about dogs, bitches, and loyalty) and those who know their giallo (there's a wonderfully voyeuristic stalk and slash scene) will not be disappointed. "

Posted Oct 27, 2011

Staci Layne Wilson

4 93%

The Trouble with the Truth (2012)

"Lea Thompson and John Shea sit down 'My Dinner With Andre' style and chew the fat about love, life, longing and letting go, in this unexpectedly poignant, often wryly humorous, drama."

Posted Oct 27, 2011

Staci Layne Wilson

5 46%

Anonymous (2011)

"Directed with the usual sledgehammer hand of actioneer Roland Emmerich, the purple prose of the Elizabethan poet is mauled into the blue balls of Queen Elizabeth's suitors as the not-so-virgin Queen reigns supreme in the halls of shame."

Posted Oct 27, 2011

Staci Layne Wilson

6 74%

Micmacs (Micmacs à tire-larigot) (2010)

"There was too much slapstick for my personal taste, but the people are endearing, the mechanization of the action is soufflé light, and the color, cinematography and overall awe-factor are undeniably captivating."

Posted May 17, 2010

Staci Layne Wilson

7 52%

Coco Chanel & Igor Stravinsky (2010)

"Director Jan Kounen's complex, considered style brings to mind the '70s-era work of Bertolucci or Bergman; little is explained, but all is shown %u2014 this is definitely a coffee, pie and conversation-after type film."

Posted May 17, 2010

Staci Layne Wilson

8 43%

Robin Hood (2010)

"Who doesn't smile at the thought of the tale of rollicking Robin Hood, Maid Marion, and the Merry Men? I can name a couple: Director Ridley Scott and star Russell Crowe. This dour duo bring a heretofore unexplored gloom and doom to the age-old fable."

Posted May 17, 2010

Staci Layne Wilson

9 62%

When You're Strange (2010)

"My eyes were like saucers at the sight of Jim Morrison in all his splendor in never-before-seen 35mm outtakes from the 1969 experimental short film HWY."

Posted Apr 5, 2010

Staci Layne Wilson

10 41%

Armored (2009)

"Armored is tense, often gory, and quite arresting in that director Nimrod Antal does a grand job of building the characters up."

Posted Mar 25, 2010

Staci Layne Wilson

11 100%

Ink (2009)

"Unfortunately, Ink's too-long running time and acting-class cast fade out any lasting impressions. I am, however, looking forward to seeing a more succinct but hopefully equally as visually impressive future feature from the director."

Posted Jan 17, 2010

Staci Layne Wilson

12 ——

A l'aventure (2009)

"À l'aventure is a completely forgettable but not altogether bad erotic tale following the sexual (and very talky) self-discovery journey of young, beautiful and bored Sandrine."

Posted Jan 17, 2010

Staci Layne Wilson

13 65%

(Untitled) (2009)

"With the use of Sahara dry satirical wit and subtle, whip-smart mockery, (Untitled) sends up the pretension of the art world with love."

Posted Oct 27, 2009

Staci Layne Wilson

14 84%

Whip It (2009)

"Actor Ellen Page can do no wrong. Unfortunately director Drew Barrymore, screenwriter Shauna Cross, and cinematographer Robert D. Yeoman can."

Posted Sep 19, 2009

Staci Layne Wilson

15 66%

Youth in Revolt (2010)

"Director Miguel Arteta can't quite keep all the balls in the air long enough to sustain the film's running time, but he does manage a bang-up ending that's worth the wait."

Posted Sep 19, 2009

Staci Layne Wilson

16 76%

Bronson (2009)

"While I can't say Bronson is - to lean on a running gag of the movie's - "my cuppa tea," I can't say it isn't art either."

Posted Sep 19, 2009

Staci Layne Wilson

17 87%

Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs (2009)

"It's not only a super cute adventure, perfectly appropriate for kids of all ages, but the vocal talent is a bountiful buffet, to say the least."

Posted Sep 19, 2009

Staci Layne Wilson

18 79%

The Informant! (2009)

"All the ins and outs of the conference-room falsehoods and the jet-setting subterfuge are fun to follow, but it's really the acting, characters, and cleverly interwoven backdrops which make the flick stick."

Posted Sep 19, 2009

Staci Layne Wilson

19 86%

500 Days of Summer (2009)

"It's all about the architecture of love."

Posted Aug 26, 2009

Staci Layne Wilson

20 80%

It Might Get Loud (2009)

"I was wowed by the unprecedented access to these men and the unconventional take on them as musicians."

Posted Aug 10, 2009

Staci Layne Wilson

21 59%

The International (2009)

"Tykwer brings his already masterful command of chase- and fight-sequences to an art form."

Posted May 27, 2009

Staci Layne Wilson

22 10%

Bride Wars (2009)

"Blu-ray disc review."

Posted May 6, 2009

Staci Layne Wilson

23 72%

The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (2008)

"Blu-ray disc review."

Posted May 6, 2009

Staci Layne Wilson

24 36%

Gigantic (2009)

"It's a cute and problematic indie comedy and nothing more, but for what it is, it's satisfying and worthy of my recommendation."

Posted Apr 6, 2009

Thomas A. Sullivan

25 66%

Sleep Dealer (2009)

"It's a good story and is well-acted and nicely shot, but its pace is disappointingly plodding."

Posted Apr 3, 2009

Staci Layne Wilson

26 34%

Alien Trespass (2009)

"Everything is perfected to the letter, but it lacks the oomph of homage movies like Pleasantville, or the fun irony of social satires like Fido."

Posted Apr 3, 2009

Staci Layne Wilson

27 89%

Moon (2009)

"Moon is definitely one of the better science fiction movies to come out since Children of Men and Sunshine."

Posted Apr 3, 2009

Staci Layne Wilson

28 50%

American Swing (2009)

"Can't get it up."

Posted Apr 3, 2009

Staci Layne Wilson

29 64%

Quantum of Solace (2008)

"Blu-ray, if you have the most up-to-date monitor and sound-system, really helps Bond pop off the screen. The sound, colors, and shadows are dazzling and even better than the movie theater (no distortion)."

Posted Mar 24, 2009

Staci Layne Wilson

30 69%

Religulous (2008)

"Religulous is an unapologetically one-sided film, but if you're on that side, you'll definitely find it entertaining."

Posted Feb 18, 2009

Staci Layne Wilson

31 55%

Australia (2008)

"Sweeping and emotionally manipulative, Australia is hokey and hooking, just like a good, old-fashioned soap opera epic should be."

Posted Feb 18, 2009

Staci Layne Wilson

32 53%

Bangkok Dangerous (1999)

"The movie, about a top-notch hitman who takes on an apprentice, starts off promisingly enough but winds up bleeding out about halfway through."

Posted Jan 9, 2009

Staci Layne Wilson

33 95%

Stairway to Heaven (A Matter of Life and Death) (Stairway to Heaven) (1946)

"A Matter of Life and Death / Age of Consent Michael Powell Collector's edition review."

Posted Jan 9, 2009

Staci Layne Wilson

34 38%

Flashbacks of a Fool (2008)

"It's Daniel Craig as I've never seen him, baring all in every conceivable way. Joe Scott isn't an easy individual to play, but [he] transcends his cardboard cutout characteristics."

Posted Nov 3, 2008

Staci Layne Wilson

35 24%

Filth and Wisdom (2008)

"Madonna's got her Godard down!"

Posted Oct 12, 2008

Staci Layne Wilson

36 78%

Burn After Reading (2008)

"Burn After Reading is a crime comedy-of-errors that's pretty much flawless."

Posted Sep 10, 2008

Staci Layne Wilson

37 54%

Choke (2008)

"A humdrum conundrum."

Posted Aug 8, 2008

Staci Layne Wilson

38 86%

Gonzo: The Life and Work of Hunter S. Thompson (2008)

"The documentary, narrated by Johnny Depp, keeps the action moving along, even when there are only audio recording or still photos available to illustrate points - it's visually arresting as well as attention-grabbing."

Posted Jun 28, 2008

Staci Layne Wilson

39 54%

Viva (2007)

" If you love the '70s, and especially if you're a fan of sexploitation comedies like The Happy Hooker or today's me-generation throwbacks like CBS's Swingtown, then you absolutely cannot miss seeing Viva."

Posted Jun 28, 2008

Staci Layne Wilson

40 35%

Vantage Point (2008)

"It's a lot like Memento meets 24... in a good way."

Posted Jun 28, 2008

Staci Layne Wilson

41 77%

Une Vieille Maîtresse (The Last Mistress) (An Old Mistress) (2007)

"The tale is told from the point of view of the man, which is an intriguing tack, but sadly, the sordid story unravels slowly and surprisingly tediously, considering all the emotional interplay, intrigue, gore, and gratuitous sex - I was bored beyond belie"

Posted Jun 28, 2008

Staci Layne Wilson

42 57%

Quid Pro Quo (2008)

"Like a fender-bender to David Cronenberg's Crash, Carlos Brooks' Quid Pro Quo is a tame, yet weird and wonderful love-letter to the walking wounded."

Posted Jun 10, 2008

Staci Layne Wilson

43 37%

Rambo (Rambo IV) (2008)

"The DVD extras are fully locked, loaded, poised and nocked with info on the weaponry, Stallone talking about the inspiration for the story and the struggle to make sure that Rambo had a redeeming quality or two, plus hints about a possible sequel."

Posted May 20, 2008

Staci Layne Wilson

44 78%

Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (2008)

"In a summertime sea of superheroes, Indy emerges once again the coolest crusader of them all."

Posted May 20, 2008

Staci Layne Wilson

45 35%

National Treasure: Book of Secrets (2007)

"Packed with calculated action, obvious one-liners, and pins and tumblers that fall magically into place at just the right moments, National Treasure 2: Book of Secrets is a must-see for fans of the original."

Posted May 20, 2008

Staci Layne Wilson

46 77%

I'm Not There (2007)

"A true art film stuffed with substance and subtext, I'm Not There is a rare and refreshing cinematic experience indeed."

Posted May 5, 2008

Staci Layne Wilson

47 36%

Southland Tales (2007)

"A [cool] futuristic ensemble scifi dramedy with a musical twist."

Posted Mar 17, 2008

Staci Layne Wilson

48 93%

Enchanted (2007)

"Enchanted manages to be a really cute comedy without being too cutesy."

Posted Mar 17, 2008

Staci Layne Wilson

49 17%

Revolver (2005)

"A bloated actioner."

Posted Mar 17, 2008

Staci Layne Wilson

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