Owl and the Sparrow (2009)
The Unborn (2009)
The Spirit (2008)
Revolutionary Road (2008)
Transporter 3 (2008)
"Milk's peerless performances and direction take on new significance in a year of political transition and expectation. Gus Van Sant's adoring biography couldn't have been delivered at a better time. "
"Surely someone in power must've seen Twilight for the hackneyed and blatant attempt to cash in on the devotion of a diehard following it is and said, 'Boy this is awful, but it doesn't really matter cos it's gonna make bank.' "
Quantum of Solace (2008)
"I'm still not convinced Daniel Craig's James Bond is completely developed yet, but paced better than its predecessor, Quantum of Solace is certainly a thrilling, action-packed move in the right direction. "
Slumdog Millionaire (2008)
"A smart and funny script, highly entertaining from the first draw, Appaloosa is a taut, captivating tale of the old West with enough bite and modern edge to draw in both fans and non-devotees of the cowboy genre. "
Year of the Fish (2007)
Ping Pong Playa (2007)
Henry Poole Is Here (2008)
Tropic Thunder (2008)
"Robert Downey Jr.'s impossibly hilarious performance and the audacious skewering of so many taboos, social, cinematic and otherwise make Tropic Thunder worth the 7 years it took to get Ben Stiller back in the director's chair. "
Pineapple Express (2008)
Sixty Six (2006)
Brideshead Revisited (2008)
"So many of the right ingredients, but an uneven last act and the 2nd act loss of the film's two main engines, Whishaw & Thompson, drags Brideshead Revisited down from what could've been a very lofty height. "
No Regret (2008)
The Dark Knight (2008)
"My question is can a third episode -- one lacking the unforgettable, superlative performance of Heath Ledger -- possibly top the magnificence of The Dark Knight? I predict a very interesting Oscars next year. "
"The 3D fluff will certainly provide an ooh- & aah-worthy babysitter for the small fries, but I wish there had been a cleverer script that would have allowed junior's mum and dad to enjoy it just as much. "
"Del Toro's imagination cuts loose with a sharp, witty script. Hellboy 2 is the fun, fantastic comic book blast that the original film never quite lived up to. I'll be looking forward to "Hellboy 3: Rise of the Little Red Babies" in a couple of year "
The Wackness (2008)
"While not a total failure, what would the result have been had director Peter Berg been able decide what he wanted his movie to be? As it stands, Hancock is a wildly uneven ho-hum affair that really should've have been much more. "
Gunnin' for That #1 Spot (2008)
" Wanted is a purely fantastic nihilist's amusement park of action and never tries to be anything else, yet manages to rise above its "comic book movie" trappings by way of an intelligent, canny script. "
"I was bowled over by the charm of both Wall-E the film and especially Wall-E the character. Congratulations to Pixar for making a gem of a film that you'd have to have a heart two sizes too small not to love. "
The Incredible Hulk (2008)
"Leaning as far away from the dire Ang Lee account as possible, The Incredible Hulk will probably smash bank for its determinedly crowd-pleasing, pure Saturday matinee entertainment value. Iron Man, it ain't, but it's still fun. "
Kung Fu Panda (2008)
"Kung Fu Panda stars a bunch of cute, highly-merchandisable creatures, but the amount of genuine kung fu movie love that permeates the film shines through to anyone who is a fan of top-notch animated filmmaking, as well as the martial arts genre. "
Take Out (2004)
"The audacity of filming the life of a warm & fuzzy Genghis Khan is matched by Sergei Bodrov's superior production and excellent cast, making Mongol's provocation worth the leap and bloody good entertainment, besides "
Sex and the City (2008)
"It doesn't hold a candle to Raiders of the Lost Ark, or even Last Crusade, but it isn't Temple of Doom, either. If you can fathom third place in the series, there lies Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull. "
The Fall (2006)
Iron Man (2008)
"In the proficient hands of Jon Favreau, abetted by a magnificent performance by Robert Downey, Jr., not only does Iron Man pay off, but it raises the stakes for comic book movies to follow, as well as the entire summer film season. "
The Forbidden Kingdom (2008)
"The Forbidden Kingdom may not be the martial arts masterpiece Kung Fu fans have waited two decades for, but the obvious good time shared by Jackie and Jet makes for a fun little action film that's very much worth a look. "
The Take (2007)
"Abundantly gritty and atmospheric, The Take is marked with many of the errors of a first feature, and succeeds almost entirely through exceptional performances by stars John Leguizamo and Rosie Perez. "
"Falling short as a romantic comedy, Clooney would have done far better to keep Leatherheads trained onto the raucous, rambunctious beginnings of pro football, which are nearly the only laughs to be had. "
Shine a Light (2008)
"With Scorsese's intervention, I'd hoped Shine a Light would be innovative and extraordinary, but as a Stones fan I was thrilled to see a live show from these Rock Gods of nearly half a century that puts any band of young whippersnappers to shame. "
"Buoyed by the charming Jim Sturgess, and abetted by Messrs. Spacey and Fishburne, 21's sins are certainly forgivable. The cast seems to be having real fun and there's no reason, despite a few lags and holes, that the audience shouldn't either "
"Stop-Loss is far less about the Iraq War than a study of the soldiers and what makes them tick. Through her superlative script, Kimberly Peirce captures the heart of what makes soldiers do what they do even in light of the story's betrayal. "
Boarding Gate (2008)
Drillbit Taylor (2008)