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Rating Title | Year Quote Author
1 69%

Shutter Island (2010)

"Acting more Kubrickian than ever, Scorsese uses the promise of horror to subvert expectations as thoroughly as did The Shining, which offers nothing terribly supernatural besides the twin horrors of parenthood and writer's block."

Posted Feb 19, 2010

Rob Nelson

2 72%

Where the Wild Things Are (2009)

"An intimate epic, Jonze's film is nearly unique among modern kid fare for its total lack of condescension to the core audience."

Posted Oct 25, 2009

Rob Nelson

3 86%

The Miracle of Morgan's Creek (1944)

"Six decades before Diablo Cody and Juno, Preston Sturges carried unplanned comedy to term."

Posted Sep 1, 2009

Rob Nelson

4 ——

Uncounted: The New Math Of American Elections (2008)

"Earnhardt's film is pointedly infuriating, not least when it uses the simplest mathematical equations."

Posted Sep 1, 2009

Rob Nelson

5 98%

His Girl Friday (1940)

"The ultimate lesson of His Girl Friday--that it's tougher to manage a marriage than a newspaper--looks in 2008 like pure nostalgia."

Posted Sep 1, 2009

Rob Nelson

6 86%

Shine a Light (2008)

"Note to self: Need more yoga ASAP."

Posted Sep 1, 2009

Rob Nelson

7 69%

Religulous (2008)

"The Passion of the Maher"

Posted Sep 1, 2009

Rob Nelson

8 21%

Spread (2009)

"Shooting in widescreen while conveying a sharp sense of verticality, [director David] Mackenzie gets us dizzy from the wealth of playthings on display, from swimming pool to private parts."

Posted Sep 1, 2009

Rob Nelson

9 92%

Ponyo (2009)

"There's a miraculous transformation in almost every moment of the film."

Posted Sep 1, 2009

Rob Nelson

10 98%

Vertigo (1958)

"Vertigo is a kind of consummate illusion--tantalizing for being so often out of reach (DVDs don't match the reel deal), fulfilling only for bringing us as close as possible to Hitchcock's head and heart in Frisco circa '58. Or..."

Posted Aug 24, 2009

Rob Nelson

11 59%

W. (2008)

"Stone's meticulous reenactment of the public and private Bush seizes control of the grand narrative from the president and his expert magicians."

Posted Oct 18, 2008

Rob Nelson

12 80%

Mr. Warmth: The Don Rickles Project (2008)

" Like Scorsese's Casino, in which Rickles had a small role, Mr. Warmth tips its hat to a demolished way of life--Vegas power having transferred from the Mob to the even scarier thugs of corporations."

Posted Jun 28, 2008

Rob Nelson

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