Show Business Weekly

Rating Title | Year Quote Author
1 93%

Boxing Gym (2010)

"Thank goodness we still have Frederick Wiseman around to show us how old-school cinema verite is done."

Posted Oct 14, 2010

Ethan Alter

2 86%

500 Days of Summer (2009)

""You should know up front, this is not a love story," the narrator warns in 500 Days of Summer, a beautiful film that will resonate with both the hopeless romantics and the cold, hard cynics."

Posted Jul 20, 2009

Lexi Feinberg

3 54%

Choke (2008)

"Choke is as appealing as the partially digested food propelled from Victor's throat."

Posted Sep 29, 2008

Lexi Feinberg

4 88%

Dixie Chicks: Shut Up and Sing (2006)

"Shut Up & Sing isn't a particularly deep documentary, but it is a consistently engaging one."

Posted Nov 21, 2006

Ethan Alter

5 92%

Volver (2006)

"For all of the film's pleasures, it's missing the daring creativity that distinguishes the director's best work."

Posted Nov 21, 2006

Ethan Alter

6 87%

The Ground Truth (2006)

"The Ground Truth: After the Killing Ends makes up in raw anger what it lacks in objectivity."

Posted Sep 28, 2006

Ethan Alter

7 88%

Man Push Cart (2006)

"Man Push Cart is often striking, but Bahrani never quite figures out how to drag this small character study out to feature length."

Posted Sep 13, 2006

Ethan Alter

8 84%

This Film is Not Yet Rated (2006)

"This Film is Not Yet Rated may not be a great documentary, but as a piece of cinematic activism, it's galvanizing. "

Posted Sep 6, 2006

Ethan Alter

9 91%

Little Miss Sunshine (2006)

"An enormous amount of credit must go to its ensemble cast, who locate the realism in characters that could easily have been played as caricatures.""

Posted Aug 5, 2006

Ethan Alter

10 75%

Gabrielle (2006)

"By the end of "Gabrielle," we're rooting for the couple to break up just so we don't have to spend another minute in their company."

Posted Jul 27, 2006

Ethan Alter

11 72%

Clean (2005)

"While it may sound like the premise for a Lifetime movie starring Tori Spelling, Clean pulls off the difficult task of telling a deeply emotional story without slipping into excessive sentimentality."

Posted Jul 7, 2006

Ethan Alter

12 98%

The War Tapes (2006)

"While the bulk of The War Tapes takes place on the front lines, Scranton also conducted insightful interviews with her subjects' friends and family back home."

Posted Jul 6, 2006

Ethan Alter

13 86%

Crossing the Bridge: The Sound of Istanbul (2006)

"While Crossing the Bridge is sure to find an appreciative audience among world music aficionados, its crossover appeal seems limited at best."

Posted Jul 6, 2006

Ethan Alter

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