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Rating Title | Year Quote Author
1 63%

Delicacy (2012)

"Tautou gets to be the guy this time around, in this gender role reversal, sexual harassment workplace satire. And in turning the tables and sexually harassing the men around her with ample wit and wisdom, she subverts existing notions of male desire. "

Posted Mar 25, 2012

Prairie Miller

2 67%

Salmon Fishing in the Yemen (2012)

"Oddly enough, in much the same way that a master chef excels in miraculously transforming a soggy fish into a tasty dinner special, the director somehow magically spins a euphoric, emotionally convincing tale from an exceedingly eccentric premise or two."

Posted Mar 4, 2012

Prairie Miller

3 ——

Deforce ()

"The young black director goes old school, delving into the political oppression and destruction of his once thriving Detroit. Touching on the ravages of the Rust Belt, the Motown renaissance, and not unrelated Northern Ireland and US invasion of Iraq. "

Posted Mar 2, 2012

Prairie Miller

4 27%

Seeking Justice (2012)

"Cage's Faustian bargain with devils in his midst elicits some worst instincts. Rather than say biding time until revenge is more sensibly a dish best served cold. Which feels like a freaky futuristic urban fairy tale, and as familiar as the evening news."

Posted Feb 26, 2012

Prairie Miller

5 46%

The Mighty Macs (2011)

"A touching, tale of female empowerment serving as a worthwhile reminder that girls weren't always encouraged to play sports."

Posted Feb 26, 2012

Kam Williams

6 68%

Tower Heist (2011)

"A funny, if farfetched, revenge fantasy for folks bilked by the likes of Bernie Madoff."

Posted Feb 23, 2012

Kam Williams

7 90%

The Fairy (2012)

"A delightful genre-blending adventure that's part romantic romp, part escapist fantasy, part slapstick comedy, and part song-and-dance musical. "

Posted Feb 22, 2012

Kam Williams

8 43%

J. Edgar (2011)

"An out-of-the-closet biopic knocking another controversial icon off his pedestal. "

Posted Feb 22, 2012

Kam Williams

9 78%

Tiny Furniture (2010)

"Sex and the City for the Millennial Generation! "

Posted Feb 20, 2012

Kam Williams

10 85%

Under The Boardwalk: The Monopoly Story (2011)

"Advance token to Boardwalk!"

Posted Feb 20, 2012

Kam Williams

11 ——

An Inconsistent Truth (2012)

"According to radio crock jock turned smug, wag the dog film narrator Phil Valentine, if pollution has you under the weather, so to speak, it's all a 'Branch AlGorian' figment of your imagination. Who knows, but let's toast to that. Pass the fossil fuel."

Posted Feb 20, 2012

Prairie Miller

12 69%

Thin Ice (2012)

"A daffy when not devilish dissection of the human rat race. And a bible belt trickster noir that gets it just right when wildly conning the audience too, with a character-driven abundance of shrewdly crafted storytelling."

Posted Feb 13, 2012

Prairie Miller

13 85%

Bullhead (2012)

"Assorted dark sides clash, with both heartbreaking and repugnant violence. Summoning sympathy when not terror, for this artificially enhanced manimalized yet broken man. In any case, Twilight fans especially, it is not recommended to try this at home."

Posted Feb 12, 2012

Prairie Miller

14 100%

Thunder Soul (2011)

"They don't make 'em like Prof anymore!"

Posted Feb 7, 2012

Kam Williams

15 ——

This Is Where We Take Our Stand (2012)

"Exposes the politics of war movies; scarred troops on meds sent back into combat; the dirty truth about child solders in the US military; and so-called 'peace nazis'. And why 'This Is Where We Take Our Stand is a film that needs to be in the world.'"

Posted Feb 4, 2012

Prairie Miller

16 68%

A Very Harold & Kumar Christmas (2011)

"A raunchy and religiously-incorrect roller coaster ride for the very-open minded, not to be mistaken for one of those sentimental Christmas yarns you usually see during the holiday season."

Posted Feb 4, 2012

Kam Williams

17 46%

Anonymous (2011)

"All the fixins for a convoluted, costume drama of, dare I say it, Shakespearean proportions."

Posted Feb 4, 2012

Kam Williams

18 58%

The Dish & The Spoon (2012)

"Less dish than dishrag, Greta's broken woman does a stunning, kind of Albert Nobbs role reversal stud predator in drag. But this road movie detour into destination cautionary cougar romance, is not nearly as daring as its whimsical if troubled humans."

Posted Jan 31, 2012

Prairie Miller

19 13%

W.E. (2012)

"Wallis' peeved social butterfly martini mixer maven behind retro UK palace closed doors alternates with Wally's antique shopaholic royal fetish freak, in this gloomy time travel girl bonding get-together. One makes a great martini, the other doesn't. "

Posted Jan 28, 2012

Prairie Miller

20 79%

The Grey (2012)

"A man versus wolf saga up in Alaska - and no, nothing to do with Sarah Palin. But food for thought, in a wild dog eat dog buffet for real, are different survival instincts perhaps of working stiffs, as opposed to say, stranded tourists or businessmen."

Posted Jan 22, 2012

Prairie Miller

21 69%

The City Dark (2012)

"Crafted as mournful meditation that is both sobering and sublime, personal and global, the doc is a poetic and political challenge to the notion of human progress. And where civilization may have won the battle against primitive life, but lost the war. "

Posted Jan 15, 2012

Prairie Miller

22 94%

Moneyball (2011)

"A tender reminder that the heart sometimes still matters even if we now live in a technology-driven, Digital Age where machines lead and humans follow."

Posted Jan 14, 2012

Kam Williams

23 30%

Courageous (2011)

"A moving, modern parable not to be missed by anyone who's always wondering why they don't make wholesome movies with uplifting messages anymore."

Posted Jan 14, 2012

Kam Williams

24 51%

The Iron Lady (2012)

"Thatcher is portrayed as virtually showing up out of nowhere in Parliament for no compelling reason in particular, and instantly whipping all those male wimp politicians into line. When actually groomed the other way around, and not unlike Sarah Palin. "

Posted Jan 8, 2012

Prairie Miller

25 70%

Newlyweds (2012)

"Edward Burns perfects the art of movie conversation with tangy wit, tapping into the rich tapestry of urban culture teeming in his body of work."

Posted Jan 3, 2012

Prairie Miller

26 19%

Loosies (2012)

"Facinelli, alias well behaved bloodsucker Dr. Carlisle Cullen, has moves on screen that display a notable talent for extending that previous narrow range. But the unremarkable romance in the story could have definitely benefited from a lot more bite."

Posted Jan 1, 2012

Prairie Miller

27 84%

Contagion (2011)

"Though paling in intensity to Traffic, Soderbergh' apocalyptic cautionary tale nevertheless presents a chillingly-plausible peek at how quickly civilization might unravel in the face of a rapidly-accelerating, extinction-level, biological event."

Posted Dec 31, 2011

Kam Williams

28 100%

Semper Fi: Always Faithful (2012)

"Beyond heartbreaking are scenes of afflicted Marine families and workers at Camp Lejeune giving testimony to a corporate-biased panel, who seemingly couldn't care less. And what the Tea Party and GE may have to do with all of this, but aren't talking. "

Posted Dec 31, 2011

Prairie Miller

29 ——

The Price Of Sex ()

"Chakarova takes it personally in this dangerous mission, and goes undercover as a sex slave to explore what happened to all those disappeared young women forced into the international sex trade and why, as she defiantly enters 'the mouth of the wolf.' "

Posted Dec 31, 2011

Prairie Miller

30 100%

The Harder They Fall (1956)

"Honored as the greatest male star in the history of American cinema by the American Film Institute, the late iconic Humphrey Bogart is now similarly memorialized with the re-release of this screen classic compilation."

Posted Dec 25, 2011

Prairie Miller

31 100%

Daguerréotypes (1976)

"The 'mysteries of daily exchange' resonate within, including windows with breads artfully shaped by hand, conjured incidental street magic, and pen and papers instead of cash registers. And where the word consumerism has amazingly, never been uttered. "

Posted Dec 13, 2011

Prairie Miller

32 ——

Pink Saris ()

"Tracks the birth of a women's revolutionary movement in rural India, radically redefining 'stardom' in bravely defying an oppressive world, and the critical importance of radio in rural activism."

Posted Dec 4, 2011

Prairie Miller

33 87%

Reel Injun (2010)

"A powerful, mythbusting documentary which manages to humanize America's unfairly-marginalized indigenous peoples, albeit belatedly.""

Posted Nov 30, 2011

Kam Williams

34 22%

Spy Kids: All the Time in the World in 4D (2011)

"A concatenation of scatological humor likely to keep only tiny tykes in stitches and howling away at a poop and fart jokes."

Posted Nov 21, 2011

Kam Williams

35 22%

Spy Kids: All the Time in the World in 4D (2011)

"A concatenation of scatological humor likely to keep only tiny tykes in stitches and howling away at a poop and fart jokes."

Posted Nov 21, 2011

Kam Williams

36 83%

The Look (2011)

"A far more revealing look at the real Rampling than any of her nude scenes."

Posted Nov 13, 2011

Kam Williams

37 89%

The Descendants (2011)

"A richly rewarding, originally conceived, at times even oddly humorous and exquisite, sensitively crafted film. And in which Clooney continues to move beyond movie star vehicles, and venture into risky roles like this bad dad, with humbling grace. "

Posted Nov 13, 2011

Prairie Miller

38 60%

The Weird World of Blowfly (2011)

"Cringe-inducing debauchery courtesy of The Godfather of Rap!"

Posted Nov 12, 2011

Kam Williams

39 86%

Silver Bullets (2011)

"Mumblecore movement explores horror genre, Joe Swanberg-style!"

Posted Nov 10, 2011

Kam Williams

40 ——

Dear Daddy ()

"Another masterful examination of the African-American psyche by documentary filmmaker Janks Morton."

Posted Nov 10, 2011

Kam Williams

41 43%

J. Edgar (2011)

"Leonardo dolls up for danger? Okay, so there is a brief moment in J. Edgar where he dons his dead mother's dress and pearls. But maybe in a Norman Bates moment, he just misses her. In any case sorry, Clint did not make my day. "

Posted Nov 9, 2011

Prairie Miller

42 13%

The Greening Of Whitney Brown (2011)

"A kind of equal opportunity economic hard times cinema proclaiming that Occupy Wall Street attitude is not just for grownups, the movie poses the question: What's a One Percent spoiled tween to do when dumped CEO Dad's credit cards are beyond maxed out."

Posted Nov 6, 2011

Prairie Miller

43 41%

Five Star Day (2011)

"A romantic reminder of less-enlightened times when asking a woman her astrological sign was actually a viable pickup line. "

Posted Nov 6, 2011

Kam Williams

44 96%

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 2 (2011)

"A fitting capstone on a fabled film franchise for the ages!"

Posted Nov 5, 2011

Kam Williams

45 46%

Anonymous (2011)

"A tale worthy of a Shakespeare play in its own right when not more suited for the Enquirer, the film is striking to behold. But a great deal longer than it needs to be, tossing in homicidal swordplay, vintage boy toys and kinky inbred royal closet lust."

Posted Oct 29, 2011

Prairie Miller

46 78%

Crazy, Stupid, Love. (2011)

"A refreshingly-tasteful, romantic romp which manages to entertain and elicit lots of laughs without relying on a vulgar brand of humor."

Posted Oct 28, 2011

Kam Williams

47 71%

My Reincarnation (2011)

"An intriguing, Marjoe-esque adventure, highlighting how a corporate position at IBM might have belatedly led a reluctant, designated-demigod down a path of enlightenment lined by throngs of gullible devotees-in-waiting. "

Posted Oct 23, 2011

Kam Williams

48 45%

Bad Teacher (2011)

"Provided you're in the mood for salacious fare, this titillating teensploit does deliver the requisite number of raunchy rib ticklers to be worth the investment."

Posted Oct 23, 2011

Kam Williams

49 79%

Captain America: The First Avenger (2011)

"Proves to be a riveting roller coaster ride from beginning to end, basically because it relies on a winning recipe featuring all the fixins needed to hold your undivided attention."

Posted Oct 23, 2011

Kam Williams

50 79%

Captain America: The First Avenger (2011)

"Proves to be a riveting roller coaster ride from beginning to end, basically because it relies on a winning recipe featuring all the fixins needed to hold your undivided attention."

Posted Oct 23, 2011

Kam Williams

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