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Rating Title | Year Quote Author
1 94%

Gone Baby Gone (2007)

"After a string of groan-inducing outings from Daredevil to Gigli to Jersey Girl, it looks like Ben Affleck has stepped to the other side of the camera and finally found his true calling."

Posted Oct 22, 2007

Kam Williams

2 67%

The Work Series: Musician (2007)

"A fascinating documentary made memorable not by its music but by its poignant portrait of a likable, if narrowly-focused, purist unwilling to compromise his values, regardless of its cost in terms of fame or his career."

Posted Sep 7, 2007

Kam Williams

3 72%

I Want Someone to Eat Cheese With (2006)

"A romantic comedy trading on Woody Allen's trademark themes, except substituting Chicago for New York as a backdrop and as the cinematic source of its inspiration. Too bad comedienne Sarah Silverman simply is no Diane Keaton. La-di-da... la-di-da..."

Posted Sep 6, 2007

Kam Williams

4 32%

Freshman Orientation (2007)

"A genderbending teensploit turning on a clever twist of the genre's trademark theme. For while most makeover movies feature a female making herself more attractive, this flick has a male deliberately doing the opposite."

Posted Aug 31, 2007

Kam Williams

5 33%

Self Medicated (2006)

"Suffers from one serious flaw, the otherwise talented director's choice of himself to star in the picture. Now 24, he's simply a little long in the tooth to try to pass for a teenager."

Posted Aug 31, 2007

Kam Williams

6 95%

No End in Sight (2007)

"While this incriminating documentary makes a convincing case against the White House, it arrives a bit belatedly, at a juncture when John McCain is just about the only loyalist left still sipping the Bush Kool Aid."

Posted Jul 26, 2007

Kam Williams

7 46%

Cashback (2007)

"Guaranteed to be a hit with onanistic adolescent boys blinded by raging hormones."

Posted Jul 16, 2007

Kam Williams

8 28%

Black Sheep (1996)

"Though not always in good taste, this tongue-in-cheek parody of the horror genre is sophisticated and clever enough to earn the appreciation of the egghead cult crowd."

Posted Jun 22, 2007

Kam Williams

9 51%

Manderlay (2006)

"Relying on a daring script as executed by A-list actors, offers a potentially transformational experience for any inclined to contemplate an introspective, gut-wrenching meditation on the intractability of the legacy of slavery."

Posted May 20, 2007

Kam Williams

10 72%

Bubble (2006)

"Not quite Hitchcock, but a satisfying flick, and proof positive that you don't need a big budget or A-list talent to make a decent whodunit."

Posted May 20, 2007

Kam Williams

11 67%

Mrs. Henderson Presents (2006)

"There's chemistry and tension aplenty in this bittersweet character study."

Posted May 20, 2007

Kam Williams

12 32%

The Tenants (2006)

"The stripped-down production looks more like a play than a movie, but all the actors do a decent job with a script which turns increasingly preposterous at every turn."

Posted May 20, 2007

Kam Williams

13 36%

Art School Confidential (2006)

"An ingenious satire of the pretentious mindset of the elitist art world from the perspective of a rapidly-disillusioned kid who had no idea what he was getting into."

Posted May 20, 2007

Kam Williams

14 70%

Mission: Impossible III (2006)

"A two-hour, thrill-a-minute, globe-trotting adventure!"

Posted May 20, 2007

Kam Williams

15 58%

X-Men: The Last Stand (2006)

"A surefire kiddie crowd-pleaser, given the teeny-bop penchant for over-stimulating computer game warfare."

Posted May 20, 2007

Kam Williams

16 25%

The Da Vinci Code (2006)

"Who knows whether Dan Brown was motivated by a distaste for Catholicism or merely by money? Regardless, it seems dishonest for him to foist his debunked heresies on the gullible, unsuspecting public as if they're the God's honest truth."

Posted May 20, 2007

Kam Williams

17 70%

Diggers (2007)

"Dude, where's my clam?"

Posted May 3, 2007

Kam Williams

18 36%

95 Miles to Go (2004)

"Hey, everybody loves the real Ray Romano, too!"

Posted May 2, 2007

Kam Williams

19 76%

Daai si gin (Breaking News) (2006)

"A brainless but harmless display of senseless slaughter!"

Posted May 2, 2007

Kam Williams

20 55%

Glory Road (2006)

"Why must Hollywood lace every African-American drama with elements of comedy, as if black people find everything comical?"

Posted May 2, 2007

Kam Williams

21 40%

Nacho Libre (2006)

"Any production featuring Jack Black in spandex and showing off his belly full of stretch marks should never have made it off the drawing board in the first place."

Posted Apr 9, 2007

Kam Williams

22 32%

Click (2006)

"Back to the Future? Back to the drawing board!"

Posted Apr 9, 2007

Kam Williams

23 83%

Grindhouse (2007)

"A couple of hilarious, high attrition-rate horror parodies augmented by faux ads for four equally-outrageous releases, all adding up to a guaranteed treat for fans of those forgettable B-flicks of the Fifties."

Posted Apr 9, 2007

Kam Williams

24 64%

Reign Over Me (2007)

"A meanspirited mood piece which begs to be appreciated as a meditation on the psyche of post-9/11 America but resorts far too frequently to stock Sandler humor to be of any more consequence than The Waterboy, Happy Gilmore or even Billy Madison."

Posted Mar 26, 2007

Kam Williams

25 100%

Miles from Home (2006)

"Jeffrey Togman earns high marks here for his directorial debut, a socially-significant documentary which discusses an array of taboos concerning color, class and the ever-elusive American Dream."

Posted Feb 22, 2007

Kam Williams

26 14%

In the Mix (2005)

"Inspired as much by mobster comedies like Analyze This as by Romeo and Juliet interpretations like Romeo Must Die, this transparent tale makes light of cultural differences while taking its own sweet time to arrive at its happily-ever-after finale."

Posted Feb 17, 2007

Kam Williams

27 69%

Alone with Her (2007)

"A relentlessly-disturbing, cautionary tale about how easy it might be for a deranged maniac to worm his way into your good graces."

Posted Jan 17, 2007

Kam Williams

28 93%

Children of Men (2006)

"More amusing than compelling, like a campy episode of Lost in Space where anything goes and nothing makes sense. Oh dear! Oh dear!"

Posted Dec 27, 2006

Kam Williams

29 55%

Déjà Vu (2006)

"This slight variation on the time travel theme will engage you to the extent that you are able to forgive a script which repeatedly relies on cartoon physics to explain away every improbable plot development"

Posted Dec 26, 2006

Kam Williams

30 65%

Apocalypto (2006)

"About the best that can be said for Mel Gibson's overblown indulgence in sadism is that at least it isn't anti-Semitic."

Posted Dec 22, 2006

Kam Williams

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