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Rating Title | Year Quote Author
1 75%

My Best Friend (Mon meilleur ami) (2007)

"Another fascinating character study from French director Patrice Leconte who has proven himself quite adept at plumbing the depths of the human psyche by placing a couple of people with nothing in common in an emotionally-explosive predicament."

Posted Jul 14, 2007

Kam Williams

2 33%

Drama/Mex (2006)

"This morally-ambiguous adventure's cleverly-concealed, parallel powder keg plotlines are sufficiently compelling to keep you riveted to these loco losers' predicaments till the bitter end."

Posted Jul 13, 2007

Kam Williams

3 82%

Talk to Me (2007)

"Captures the euphoric and daring, rebel music drenched energy that fueled radio culture back then, while also tuning in to the organic intensity of the times."

Posted Jul 12, 2007

Prairie Miller

4 ——

Last Stand (2007)

"To the extent that you can ignore the jokes in The Last Stand, you'll likely appreciate the rest of Parr's otherwise well-crafted, multi-layered mystery."

Posted Jul 10, 2007

Kam Williams

5 79%

Ghosts of CitÚ Soleil (2006)

"By the end, most of the people you've been watching have either died or disappeared."

Posted Jul 10, 2007

Kam Williams

6 75%

Attack of the 50 Foot Woman (1958)

"Campy cult proves that Hell hath no fury like a 50 foot woman scorned."

Posted Jul 9, 2007

Kam Williams

7 7%

License to Wed (2007)

"Looks like Robin Williams has replaced Cuba Gooding, Jr. as the kiss of death on the set of any comedy."

Posted Jul 8, 2007

Kam Williams

8 53%

The Last Mimzy (2007)

"A timely cautionary tale, even if its heartwarming message gets a little garbled along the way."

Posted Jul 7, 2007

Kam Williams

9 91%

Iraq in Fragments (2006)

"A sobering documentary which delineates the dire prospects of a land rapidly losing any semblance of peace, patience, or hope for civilized discourse."

Posted Jul 7, 2007

Kam Williams

10 63%

Excellent Cadavers (1999)

"Though not a feelgood flick by any means, this encyclopedic recounting/bittersweet biopic does pay tribute to two dudes crazy enough not only to take on the mob, but to win for a while."

Posted Jul 7, 2007

Kam Williams

11 71%

The Method (El Metodo) (2007)

"This claustrophobic adventure from Spain unfolds like a fictionalized version of Donald Trump's television show The Apprentice. How do you say, 'You're fired!' in Spanish?"

Posted Jul 6, 2007

Kam Williams

12 78%

The Page Turner (La Tourneuse de pages) (2006)

"One of those delectable, upstairs-downstairs affairs worth savoring, and a suspenseful psychological thriller which rates right up there with the best of the genre."

Posted Jul 6, 2007

Kam Williams

13 87%

Efter brylluppet (After the Wedding) (2006)

"A paradoxical, if ultimately plausible, portrait of a fractured family whose emotions can not be contained when the skeletons belatedly come bursting out of the closet."

Posted Jul 5, 2007

Kam Williams

14 ——

In a Dark Place (2007)

"Leelee Sobieski, the innocent child-turned-teen star who took a break from showbiz to attend Brown University, makes it clear here that she'll have no problem making the transition to more mature roles."

Posted Jul 1, 2007

Kam Williams

15 ——

Uncle P (2007)

"Recommended, not for the yucks, but just because it relates a touching tale about a brother who doesn't let success go to his head and never forgets where he came from."

Posted Jun 27, 2007

Kam Williams

16 78%

You Kill Me (2007)

"An unsatisfying compromise flick on the fence which might have worked had it either been played straight or purely for laughs."

Posted Jun 24, 2007

Kam Williams

17 ——

Best of Chappelle's Show (2007)

"All in all, these 25 sketches are so funny you'll forget that they might actually be reinforcing the same deep-seated intolerance in American culture they seek to satirize."

Posted Jun 20, 2007

Kam Williams

18 26%

Daddy's Little Girls (2007)

"Spoiled-rotten witch-meets-working class hero premise underpins this modern morality play from Tyler Perry."

Posted Jun 17, 2007

Kam Williams

19 69%

Close to Home (Karov La Bayit) (2007)

"An uncanny coming-of-age examination of the different ways in which two young women adapt to circumstances beyond their control to survive a situation bigger than the both of them."

Posted Jun 17, 2007

Kam Williams

20 73%

a/k/a Tommy Chong (2006)

"A very scary documentary considering the carte blanche accorded Big Brother by the Patriot Act."

Posted Jun 16, 2007

Kam Williams

21 ——

Sugar Ray Leonard & Laila Ali - Lightweight Beginner's Workout (2007)

"Laila Ali's Daddy's Girl"

Posted Jun 14, 2007

Kam Williams

22 ——

Ali Rap (2006)

"Narrated by rapper Chuck D, this bio-pic revisits Ali's career via tributes from an eclectic assortment of luminaries including Sly Stallone, Reverend Al Sharpton, Diane Sawyer and Ludacris."

Posted Jun 14, 2007

Kam Williams

23 52%

Introducing the Dwights (2007)

"A compassionate and brutally raw portrait of a woman torn apart by an exceedingly bad case of midlife crisis, and destroyed expectations beyond parenthood."

Posted Jun 13, 2007

Prairie Miller

24 ——

Speaking Freely - Vol. 1: John Perkins (2007)

"While the eye-opening best seller which insired this lecture definitely examines the subject matter in greater depth and detail, this alternate medium will prove to be almost as enlightening for those too lazy to read 320 pages."

Posted Jun 11, 2007

Kam Williams

25 93%

Radiant City (2007)

"Irrefutable evidence that post modern suburbia is an unmitigated disaster which can't deliver on its seductive promise to deliver the good life to refugees from the big city."

Posted Jun 7, 2007

Kam Williams

26 74%

Conversations With Other Women (2006)

"An intriguing deconstruction of a failed relationship, long past its point of no return."

Posted Jun 1, 2007

Kam Williams

27 15%

Hannibal Rising (2007)

"More of a vigilante adventure than a true slasher flick which recasts Hannibal the Cannibal as an admirable Nazi hunter."

Posted May 26, 2007

Kam Williams

28 0%

Constellation (2005)

"This rudderless production lacks the coherence to be considered a finished feature film."

Posted May 25, 2007

Kam Williams

29 ——

Celebration of Gospel: Taking You Higher (2007)

"Filled with soul-stirring songs likely to get Christian couch potatoes stomping on their feet as if they're in the choir of a Baptist congregation that's caught the spirit in church on Sunday morning."

Posted May 25, 2007

Kam Williams

30 ——

WWE - Wrestlemania 23 (2007)

"Though I felt cheated by the Trump-McMahon charade, I'm not too proud to admit that I still found the rest of the DVD amusing enough, even if I had to lower my I.Q. 50 points or so to enjoy all the spectacular stunts with wide-eyed wonder."

Posted May 24, 2007

Kam Williams

31 91%

Letters from Iwo Jima (2006)

"A Japanese war flick comprised of contrasting character portraits of soldiers torn between dying with honor and the very human instinct of self-preservation."

Posted May 22, 2007

Kam Williams

32 2%

Epic Movie (2007)

"Can a picture really be considered a parody if it is a bottom-feeder which merely parrots rather than satirizes its source material?"

Posted May 20, 2007

Kam Williams

33 33%

The Good German (2007)

"The tip-off that this is intended to be taken as a tongue-in-cheek homage comes as the closing credits roll, when a familiar tableau might cause you to confuse this flick with Casablanca. Except instead of Paris, it's 'We'll all always have Potsdam.'"

Posted May 19, 2007

Kam Williams

34 100%

Roots - V. 1 (1991)

"Though appearing a bit melodramatic in spots by today's standards, this adaptation of Alex Haley's Pulitzer Prize-winning best seller holds up enough to remain heartily recommended as a valuable history lesson."

Posted May 19, 2007

Kam Williams

35 80%

Inside Iraq The Untold Stories (2008)

"Amounts to the most convincing cinematic case yet that unconditional peace ought to be an urgent imperative."

Posted May 18, 2007

Kam Williams

36 32%

Fur: An Imaginary Portrait of Diane Arbus (2006)

"Not a film for fans familiar with Diane Arbus, because the picture renders this celebrated artist unrecognizable. Mildly amusing, but only if approached as pure fabrication."

Posted May 15, 2007

Kam Williams

37 ——

Spark (1997)

"Any potential this film might have had is ruined by the dialogue which appears to be improvised, and is unnecessarily laced with the n-word, the f-word, the b-word and other profanities for the duration."

Posted May 15, 2007

Kam Williams

38 17%

Georgia Rule (2007)

"A genre-bending female empowerment flick masquerading as a titillating teensplurt."

Posted May 14, 2007

Kam Williams

39 ——

Mo'Nique - I Coulda Been Your Cellmate! (2007)

"What makes it all worthwhile are the priceless moments that Mo'Nique devotes to showing off her sensitive side, as when lifting the spirits, one-on-one offstage, of a woman doing 145 years for murder."

Posted May 11, 2007

Kam Williams

40 75%

The Dead Girl (2006)

"A rather remarkable innovation in the female empowerment genre, for its heroines aren't the helpless weaklings we're used to seeing in a typical slasher flick, but rather intelligent, emotive individuals inclined to rely on all their faculties."

Posted May 11, 2007

Kam Williams

41 80%

In Debt We Trust (2009)

"A damning documentary which indicts Americas as a Credit Industrial Complex where repossession and foreclosure have become commonplace rather than the exception."

Posted May 5, 2007

Kam Williams

42 ——

Kimy˘ na sÔkasu (Strange Circus) (2005)

"How often can you say that a psychological thriller is as intriguing as it is titillating?"

Posted May 3, 2007

Kam Williams

43 20%

Sing Now Or Forever Hold Your Peace (2006)

"A transparent Big Chill rip-off where all the soap opera's characters share the same toxic personality. Jumpin' Jehosaphat!"

Posted Apr 26, 2007

Kam Williams

44 70%

Diggers (2007)

"Dude, where's my clam?"

Posted Apr 26, 2007

Kam Williams

45 44%

Night at the Museum (2006)

"A readily-digestible, and just as easily forgettable, frenetically-paced family flick."

Posted Apr 23, 2007

Kam Williams

46 65%

The History Boys (2006)

"Ala Robin Williams' charismatic 'Carpe Diem!' character in Dead Poets Society, Richard Griffiths shines as another idealistic iconoclast though in service of a homoerotic adventure. Less 'Seize the day!' than 'Seize the gay!'"

Posted Apr 21, 2007

Kam Williams

47 97%

The Queen (2006)

"Helen Mirren earned a well-deserved Academy Award for her endearing, warts-and-all portrayal of QE II, a command performance with no falses note in a production which admirably resists the temptation to tease such a readily-lampoonable public figure."

Posted Apr 21, 2007

Kam Williams

48 100%

Premium (2007)

"A high-stakes romantic comedy which pits a bourgie brother against another from the 'hood who knows how to keep it real."

Posted Apr 21, 2007

Kam Williams

49 4%

Code Name: The Cleaner (2007)

"Not even diehard Cedric fans could find this cringe-inducing performance as a bumbling buffoon entertaining."

Posted Apr 21, 2007

Kam Williams

50 90%

Stephanie Daley (2006)

"A cerebral, female empowerment flick which takes its cues from empathy and understanding as opposed to two-fisted testosterone."

Posted Apr 19, 2007

Kam Williams

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