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Rating Title | Year Quote Author
1 57%

How To Get Ahead in Advertising (1989)

"The difference between Withnail and I and this film is that here, Robinson is trying to deliver a message instead of focusing on his characters. Mistake."

Posted Dec 20, 2003

Carlo Cavagna

2 75%

House of Sand and Fog (2003)

"Kingsley's astonishing performance is wasted in this otherwise overlong, overwrought, and overcooked mess-o-drama."

Posted Dec 17, 2003

Carlo Cavagna

3 72%

Girl With a Pearl Earring (2004)

"The most impressive feature of the film, however, is its use of metaphor and suggestion to advance Vermeer and Griet's forbidden attraction."

Posted Dec 12, 2003

Erika Hernandez

4 79%

Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl (2003)

"Knightley&Bloom's tandem openmouthed floundering during Depp's hamacting masterclass is like watching two nematodes rehearse Waiting For Godot in a mad scientist's petri dish."

Posted Dec 4, 2003

Dominic Varle

5 0%

Highlander II: The Quickening (Highlander 2) (1991)

"The director's cut elevates this misconceived sequel from one of the worst stinkers ever to merely dreadful."

Posted Nov 26, 2003

Carlo Cavagna

6 48%

Point of No Return (The Assassin) (1993)

"Totally unnecessary, sterile remake of LA FEMME NIKITA."

Posted Nov 26, 2003

Carlo Cavagna

7 77%

Two for the Road (1967)

"One of the best movies about relationships ever. Outstanding performances."

Posted Nov 26, 2003

Carlo Cavagna

8 50%

Fever Pitch (2000)

"With soccer substituting for rock music, novelist/screenwriter Nick Hornby's FEVER PITCH plays like a rough draft of HIGH FIDELITY...a very rough draft."

Posted Nov 26, 2003

Carlo Cavagna

9 77%

The Cooler (2003)

"Straight-to-video, B-movie material that benefits from A-level performances, particularly from Maria Bello."

Posted Nov 25, 2003

Carlo Cavagna

10 80%

21 Grams (2003)

"The actors are magnificent. They unequivocally know who their characters are, inhabiting them so completely that you cease to remember these are actually actors, even stars."

Posted Nov 25, 2003

Carlo Cavagna

11 89%

In America (2003)

"An agreeably uplifting movie that doesn't cheat its way (too much) to its life-affirming conclusion."

Posted Nov 25, 2003

Carlo Cavagna

12 36%

The Matrix Revolutions (2003)

"The danger of sentinels, who rip through flesh more brutally than they do metal, is far more potent than that of exiled programs doing cartwheels on the ceiling."

Posted Nov 20, 2003

Frances Nicole Rogers

13 71%

The Big Empty (2003)

"Some may praise The Big Empty as a poor man's David Lynch-meets-The X-Files, but it's more of a starving homeless man's David Lynch-meets-The X-Files."

Posted Nov 15, 2003

Carlo Cavagna

14 78%

Tupac - Resurrection (2003)

"Don't expect investigative reporting.... Tupac: Resurrection is a trip through a man's head."

Posted Nov 15, 2003

Carlo Cavagna

15 85%

Kill Bill: Volume 1 (2003)

"Sentimental and lyrical from beginning to end, Tarantino's Kill Bill Vol. 1 is an ode to movies and moviegoing."

Posted Nov 15, 2003

Erika Hernandez

16 91%

Shattered Glass (2003)

"Shattered Glass functions as a dramatic character study, but not as the galvanizing wake-up call about the sorry state of U.S. journalism that Ray says he wanted to make."

Posted Nov 14, 2003

Carlo Cavagna

17 63%

Love Actually (2003)

"Curtis continues to find new twists on old romantic comedy stand-bys"

Posted Nov 7, 2003

Carlo Cavagna

18 63%

Kurt & Courtney (1998)

"A sloppy, irresponsible, self-promoting p.o.s. that documents little more than people with an axe to grind. Broomfield would be better off writing for the Enquirer."

Posted Nov 1, 2003

Carlo Cavagna

19 34%

In the Cut (2003)

"[an] increasingly over-cooked stew of allegory and metaphor "

Posted Oct 31, 2003

Dominic Varle

20 43%

The Human Stain (2003)

"When viewing a film, you should not be scanning your mental bank for a more suitable actor for the title role."

Posted Oct 31, 2003

Erika Hernandez

21 87%

Mystic River (2003)

"While restrained and internal throughout most of the film, Penn displays both chilling intensity and heart-wrenching grief when it really counts."

Posted Oct 31, 2003

Carlo Cavagna

22 72%

Elephant (2003)

"People will pillory Van Sant for not taking a position on the causes of Columbine, but simply by showing an accurate depiction of a suburban high school, perhaps he is."

Posted Oct 23, 2003

Carlo Cavagna

23 72%

Shallow Grave (1995)

"a darkly humorous tale concerning three Scottish flat mates and a dead man's money"

Posted Oct 23, 2003

Frances Nicole Rogers

24 29%

The Time Machine (2002)

"Ah, what lady wouldn't love a genius who knows less about time travel than philosophers, other scientists, science fiction writers, and fans of Harry Potter?"

Posted Oct 23, 2003

Frances Nicole Rogers

25 95%

Fireworks (Hana-bi) (1997)

"Kitano makes static, understated movies about existences wasted, and rediscovering the joy of being, for a brief time, alive.... Violence comes in sudden bursts, as a shocking interruption."

Posted Oct 23, 2003

Carlo Cavagna

26 76%

Kundun (1997)

"Though a meditative, introspective film, Scorsese's distinctive techniques cause Kundun to pulse with life under its calm surface."

Posted Oct 23, 2003

Carlo Cavagna

27 19%

City Slickers 2 - The Legend of Curly's Gold (1994)

"As broad as a barn."

Posted Oct 20, 2003

Carlo Cavagna

28 3%

Speed 2 - Cruise Control (1997)

"When some people talk about how much they loathed 1997's Big Boat Movie, I think they must mean this one."

Posted Oct 20, 2003

Carlo Cavagna

29 12%

Striptease (1996)

"Funniest moment: Demi Moore rips open her top with a snarl, revealing the decidedly unattractive and wholly unnatural results of her cosmetic surgery."

Posted Oct 20, 2003

Carlo Cavagna

30 88%

The Animatrix (2003)

"Far from fleshing out the universe of THE MATRIX, this cynical, self-indulgent marketing tie-in renders it less coherent. Boasts only a few memorable visual moments, and suffers from a paucity of narrative."

Posted Oct 20, 2003

Carlo Cavagna

31 73%

The Matrix Reloaded (2003)

"A disappointing sequel to a magnificent film that nearly regresses to the status of "just another action flick.""

Posted Oct 19, 2003

Frances Nicole Rogers

32 88%

The Animatrix (2003)

"The Animatrix is not much more than an interesting experiment... With the exception of "Kid's Story" and "A Detective's Story," all the shorts are failures."

Posted Oct 19, 2003

Frances Nicole Rogers

33 55%

Prey for Rock & Roll (2003)

"After covering rape, child abuse, revenge, patricide, and death...the film's valedictory justification for Jackie's carrying on with the band--"I just love rock and roll"--is trite."

Posted Oct 19, 2003

Dominic Varle

34 34%

Wonderland (2003)

"When the youngest student ever admitted to the Drama department at Julliard (Kilmer) plays a derailed porn god...YOU SEE IT."

Posted Oct 10, 2003

Erika Hernandez

35 51%

Dopamine (2003)

"The "LOVE IS REAL! NO, IT'S NOT!" banter kills the film's core issue rather than underscoring it."

Posted Oct 10, 2003

Erika Hernandez

36 42%

The Fighting Temptations (2003)

"The wonderful music is the centerpiece of the movie."

Posted Oct 10, 2003

Frances Nicole Rogers

37 79%

Scanners (1981)

Posted Sep 21, 2003

Jeff Vorndam

38 88%

The Servant (1964)

Posted Sep 21, 2003

Jeff Vorndam

39 89%

The Pope of Greenwich Village (1984)

Posted Sep 21, 2003

Jeff Vorndam

40 87%

The Goodbye Girl (1977)

"Cutesy and formulaic, but watchable thanks to Dreyfuss."

Posted Sep 21, 2003

Jeff Vorndam

41 ——

Strange Impersonation (1946)

"Mann is able to keep it afloat with low-angle shots and confining compositions, but there's much better Mann out there, and this one's only for completist nerds like myself."

Posted Sep 21, 2003

Jeff Vorndam

42 ——

War and Peace (2003)

"Superbly demonstrates the gulf between the people's will and the greed of those in power."

Posted Sep 21, 2003

Jeff Vorndam

43 100%

Streeters (De La Calle) (2001)

"A bleak and realistic movie... it's a shame the story is so trite."

Posted Sep 21, 2003

Jeff Vorndam

44 80%

Singles (1992)

Posted Sep 21, 2003

Jeff Vorndam

45 100%

Ken Burns' The Civil War: A Film Directed By Ken Burns (MINI-SERIES) ()

Posted Sep 21, 2003

Jeff Vorndam

46 44%

Harry and the Hendersons (1987)

Posted Sep 21, 2003

Jeff Vorndam

47 94%

Le Cas Pinochet (The Pinochet Case) (2002)

"The Pinochet Case would make a good double-bill with Long Night's Journey Into Day, a documentary about the public trials of Apartheid criminals in South Africa. Both films deal with forgiveness, and contend that victims can only forgive when asked."

Posted Sep 21, 2003

Jeff Vorndam

48 35%

Young Guns II (1990)

Posted Sep 21, 2003

Jeff Vorndam

49 79%

Sophie's Choice (1982)

Posted Sep 21, 2003

Jeff Vorndam

50 97%

Out of the Past (1947)

Posted Sep 21, 2003

Jeff Vorndam

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