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Rating Title | Year Quote Author
1 67%

Mrs. Henderson Presents (2006)

"Just because the film starts taking itself seriously doesn't mean you have to."

Posted Dec 14, 2005

Carlo Cavagna

2 51%

Ellie Parker (2005)

"While the material wears thin, every minute of this film is a tour-de-force performance."

Posted Dec 14, 2005

Carlo Cavagna

3 87%

Brokeback Mountain (2005)

"An introspective film, but not, thankfully, an inert film. "

Posted Dec 10, 2005

Carlo Cavagna

4 85%

Pride and Prejudice (2005)

"CliffsNotes version"

Posted Dec 6, 2005

Carlo Cavagna

5 62%

Proof (2005)

"A decent film that...remains married to its words and bound to its limited sets."

Posted Nov 1, 2005

Carlo Cavagna

6 93%

Good Night, And Good Luck (2005)

"Strathairn is riveting."

Posted Nov 1, 2005

Carlo Cavagna

7 84%

The Constant Gardener (2005)

"Meirelles isn't interested in either character or suspense. He's interested in political issues and the scenery."

Posted Oct 16, 2005

Carlo Cavagna

8 32%

Pretty Persuasion (2005)

"a dark teen comedy that tries way too hard to be a dark teen comedy"

Posted Oct 16, 2005

Carlo Cavagna

9 75%

Nine Lives (2005)

"Nine Lives does contains a few tedious acting-school-exercise moments. Yet the accumulated power of the vignettes packs a wallop."

Posted Sep 12, 2005

Carlo Cavagna

10 93%

Grizzly Man (2005)

"Herzog comes across as the worst kind of cinematic jackass-the filmmaker who doesn't trust his own work to speak for itself."

Posted Sep 10, 2005

Carlo Cavagna

11 72%

Crónicas (2005)

"a gritty story about a reporter who gets carried away by his ego while he believes he is pursuing the greater good"

Posted Sep 1, 2005

Carlo Cavagna

12 ——

Inugami (2001)

Posted Aug 3, 2005

Jeff Vorndam

13 53%

The Devil's Rejects (2005)

"In the genre of low-budget hillbilly slasher movies, it's a masterpiece."

Posted Jul 19, 2005

Carlo Cavagna

14 54%

Happy Endings (2005)

"Worthwhile for the three leads (Kudrow, Gyllenhaal, and Coogan) and for Roos's unique perspectives as a storyteller, close captioned for cognitively impaired."

Posted Jul 19, 2005

Carlo Cavagna

15 74%

Pure (2005)

"PURE offers a fascinating contrast between acting talent (Molly Parker) and star quality (Kiera Knightley)."

Posted Jul 14, 2005

Carlo Cavagna

16 90%

My Summer of Love (2004)

"Despite the predictable collision course between Tasmin and Phil, this is a remarkable film."

Posted Jul 7, 2005

Carlo Cavagna

17 64%

Heights (2005)

"While Glen Close dominates the screen with effortless assurance, Elizabeth Banks lacks personality and would probably dissipate in a strong ocean breeze."

Posted Jun 13, 2005

Carlo Cavagna

18 65%

Unleashed (Danny the Dog) (2005)

"Morgan Freeman can always peer into people's souls without needing to ask too many questions."

Posted Jun 13, 2005

Carlo Cavagna

19 77%

The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants (2005)

"Yes, it's a feel-good story, but it's also a smart coming-of-age story."

Posted Jun 12, 2005

Claudia Smurthwaite

20 82%

Rock School (2005)

"Director Don Argott works with muddy, low-quality digital video, not compellingly edited, and doesn't dig as deep as he should."

Posted Jun 5, 2005

Carlo Cavagna

21 76%

The Holy Girl (La Nina Santa) (2005)

"Martel is determined to make an impressionistic film out of miniscule moments, fragmented sounds, and fleeting images-so miniscule, fragmented, and fleeting they never cohere."

Posted May 26, 2005

Carlo Cavagna

22 0%

Beowulf (1999)

"In an effort to give you, dear reader, insight into the source material from which the screenwriters reverently drew, we offer the following translation of key passages..."

Posted May 25, 2005

Carlo Cavagna

23 77%

It's All Gone Pete Tong (2004)

"An initially hilarious mockumentary whose sense of humor goes deaf as it wears on. "

Posted May 19, 2005

Carlo Cavagna

24 70%

A Wake In Providence (2005)

"A film for those people who think My Big Fat Greek Wedding is the greatest comedy of the past ten years"

Posted Apr 14, 2005

Carlo Cavagna

25 47%

The Ballad of Jack and Rose (2005)

"Jack's realizations, particularly vis-à-vis his daughter, offer rich dramatic possibilities."

Posted Apr 14, 2005

Carlo Cavagna

26 ——

The Point Men (2001)

"The sort of movie you get drawn into if you're bored out of your mind in a hotel room."

Posted Apr 14, 2005

Carlo Cavagna

27 ——

North Star (2009)

"A crude straight-to-video production of a crude straight-to-video story."

Posted Apr 14, 2005

Carlo Cavagna

28 81%

Layer Cake (2005)

"The [crap] may be out of control, but director Matthew Vaughn is firmly in it."

Posted Feb 16, 2005

Carlo Cavagna

29 91%

Downfall (Der Untergang) (2004)

"You feel privy to mysterious secrets and a monumental unraveling... It's impossible to look away."

Posted Feb 16, 2005

Carlo Cavagna

30 60%

Assault on Precinct 13 (2005)

"delivers the action movie goods [thanks to] adroit pacing...[and] a cast of extremely capable actors."

Posted Jan 30, 2005

Carlo Cavagna

31 83%

In Good Company (2004)

"Flabby."

Posted Jan 30, 2005

Carlo Cavagna

32 91%

Million Dollar Baby (2004)

"Though Million Dollar Baby weighs in as another solid entry on Eastwood's resume, Paul Haggis's script stages a fixed fight."

Posted Jan 24, 2005

Carlo Cavagna

33 78%

Two Brothers (2004)

"I defy any animal lover not to tear up with Kumal and Sangha reunite, even if it is a little faux."

Posted Jan 1, 2005

Carlo Cavagna

34 72%

William Shakespeare's The Merchant of Venice (2004)

"Is it unreasonable to reserve lauding an actor until he's actually made eye contact with another and convinced me that he is in and of that moment?"

Posted Jan 1, 2005

Dominic Varle

35 86%

Subway (1985)

"A relic of the '80s best forgotten."

Posted Dec 30, 2004

Carlo Cavagna

36 86%

Ong-Bak (Ong Bak: Muay Thai Warrior) (2005)

"Who needs a budget when you can do what Tony Jaa can do?"

Posted Dec 30, 2004

Carlo Cavagna

37 68%

The Assassination of Richard Nixon (2004)

"Few things are as exciting as watching a great actor successfully turn off the star wattage and don the skin of an utterly weak, insignificant person."

Posted Dec 27, 2004

Carlo Cavagna

38 87%

The Aviator (2004)

"THE AVIATOR is almost impossibly fertile and rich, but always Scorsese marshals his resources to get inside Hughes' head."

Posted Dec 27, 2004

Carlo Cavagna

39 73%

Nathalie (2003)

"The film's considerable eroticism is all in the atmosphere and the dialogue."

Posted Dec 5, 2004

Carlo Cavagna

40 42%

Beyond the Sea (2004)

"The film winds up being more a celebration of Spacey than Darin."

Posted Dec 5, 2004

Carlo Cavagna

41 40%

Fabled (2002)

"The recurring fairy-tale narrative device might fool viewers into thinking FABLED has more of a story than is actually there."

Posted Dec 5, 2004

Carlo Cavagna

42 90%

Hotel Rwanda (2004)

"This is an important film to see, but its "importance" does not alone make it good. It only makes a powerful film even more worthy of your time. "

Posted Nov 30, 2004

Carlo Cavagna

43 43%

A Love Song for Bobby Long (2004)

"Saturated with fertile colors and great regional rock and blues, the unhurried atmosphere seems as intoxicated as its characters."

Posted Nov 30, 2004

Carlo Cavagna

44 27%

Bridget Jones - The Edge of Reason (2004)

"Instead of laughing with Bridget, The Edge of Reason laughs at her."

Posted Nov 21, 2004

Carlo Cavagna

45 83%

Finding Neverland (2004)

"Finding Neverland flirts with complexity but never goes all the way."

Posted Nov 17, 2004

Carlo Cavagna

46 78%

Overnight (2004)

"Somehow the directors (most likely after countless hours in the editing room) determined just how much Troy Duffy is enough."

Posted Nov 11, 2004

Warren Curry

47 88%

House of Flying Daggers (2004)

"Each successive revealed secret is less believable and yet somehow more obligatory than the last, because, after all, this is an old-school Asian melodrama."

Posted Oct 22, 2004

Carlo Cavagna

48 28%

Around the Bend (2004)

"Around the Bend has outstanding acting and a short running time, and still the story runs thin."

Posted Oct 22, 2004

Carlo Cavagna

49 55%

P.S. (2004)

"The greatest thing about p.s. is the onscreen match of Linney and Grace."

Posted Oct 19, 2004

Erika Hernandez

50 37%

The Final Cut (2004)

"The Final Cut's plot goes in multiple directions, while its exciting premise lays there like a forsaken jewel."

Posted Oct 19, 2004

Erika Hernandez

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