A Dangerous Method (2011)
Martha Marcy May Marlene (2011)
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. "
The Trouble with the Truth (2012)
"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. "
"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. "
"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. "
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. "
When You're Strange (2010)
"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. "
A l'aventure (2009)
Whip It (2009)
Youth in Revolt (2010)
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. "
500 Days of Summer (2009)
It Might Get Loud (2009)
The International (2009)
Bride Wars (2009)
Sleep Dealer (2009)
Alien Trespass (2009)
American Swing (2009)
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). "
Bangkok Dangerous (1999)
Flashbacks of a Fool (2008)
Filth and Wisdom (2008)
Burn After Reading (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. "
" 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. "
Vantage Point (2008)
"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 "
Quid Pro Quo (2008)
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. "
"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. "
I'm Not There (2007)
Southland Tales (2007)