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Filmwell

Rating Title | Year Quote Author
1 87%

Times and Winds (Bes vakit) (2007)

"As Arvo Pärt's orchestration runs ponderously through the film, so the consequences of cyclical violence weigh heavily on Erdem's mind. But his vision is not without hope."

Posted Jun 15, 2012

Jeffrey Overstreet

2 33%

Terminator Salvation (2009)

"This franchise, like its villains, has become more machine than man. "

Posted Jun 15, 2012

Jeffrey Overstreet

3 83%

Lake Tahoe (2008)

"[Eimbcke finds] warmth, humor and grace in these ragged environments. Once we learn the cause of Juan's malaise, images we've already seen take on extraordinary significance."

Posted Jun 15, 2012

Jeffrey Overstreet

4 89%

Séraphine (2009)

"Provost's film has few equals in depicting the dangerous territory between artistic inspiration and madness."

Posted Jun 15, 2012

Jeffrey Overstreet

5 91%

The Secret in Their Eyes (El Secreto de Sus Ojos) (2010)

"... what might have been just a two-hour episode of Law and Order: Argentina is instead a rich, literary tapestry. ... I wish this could become a franchise."

Posted Jun 15, 2012

Jeffrey Overstreet

6 67%

Conviction (2010)

"It's based on a true story, which is a very inspiring story, sure ... but as a drama, it just isn't interesting. "

Posted Jun 15, 2012

Jeffrey Overstreet

7 87%

Black Swan (2010)

"In his eagerness, [Aronofsky] goes for violent energy over poetry, shock over suggestion, emotion over intelligence."

Posted Jun 15, 2012

Jeffrey Overstreet

8 85%

Meek's Cutoff (2011)

"I rarely feel the heart-in-my-throat suspense that I felt as Reichardt's characters sent a covered wagon down a steep hill ..."

Posted Jun 15, 2012

Jeffrey Overstreet

9 ——

Holy Rollers: The True Story Of Card Counting Christians ()

"The closer Storkel gets to the individuals who are dedicated to this 'vocation,' the more interesting the movie gets. "

Posted Jun 15, 2012

Jeffrey Overstreet

10 84%

Contagion (2011)

"A drama of this magnitude deserves memorable, nuanced characters. [But] as a reminder that a single gust of panic can bring down civilization like a house of cards, it works."

Posted Jun 15, 2012

Jeffrey Overstreet

11 93%

Drive (2011)

"If Sofia Coppola were a dude making genre action movies to impress Quentin Tarantino ... those movies would be a lot like this."

Posted Jun 15, 2012

Jeffrey Overstreet

12 29%

Machine Gun Preacher (2011)

"We're given surprisingly little food for thought when it comes to the question of the complicated tensions between Christian faith and violence."

Posted Jun 15, 2012

Jeffrey Overstreet

13 96%

The Muppets (2011)

"You can tell that these filmmakers grew up cherishing what was best about the Muppets. ... From the script to the colors to the body language, it all has Henson's heartbeat. "

Posted Jun 15, 2012

Jeffrey Overstreet

14 93%

Mission: Impossible Ghost Protocol (2011)

"It leaves X-Men: First Class, Captain America, and the rest of 2011′s glorified Saturday morning cartoons in its dust. I want to take this ride again."

Posted Jun 15, 2012

Jeffrey Overstreet

15 98%

The Artist (2011)

"The Academy Awards are the biggest annual party that Hollywood throws for itself, and The Artist is a movie that worships Hollywood. Looks like a done deal."

Posted Jun 15, 2012

Jeffrey Overstreet

16 92%

Marvel's The Avengers (2012)

"... The movie isn't so much a work of storytelling as it is a marathon of wish-fulfillment moments for comic book enthusiasts -- punches peppered with punchlines."

Posted Jun 15, 2012

Jeffrey Overstreet

17 38%

Blue Like Jazz (2012)

"[It] playfully serves up more food for thought than most comedies we've seen so far this decade."

Posted Jun 15, 2012

Jeffrey Overstreet

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