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Rating Title | Year Quote Author
1 50%

Last Night (2011)

Posted Apr 22, 2011

Jerry White

2 89%

Life 2.0 (2011)

"As Life 2.0 reveals layers of life and experience, you realize that they are not confined to Second Life. These interview subjects describe their experiences, in both Second Life and what they call First Life, that is, Real Life."

Posted May 12, 2010

Cynthia Fuchs

3 86%

The Lifestyle (2001)

Posted Jan 22, 2010

Carrie Gorringe

4 83%

Paranormal Activity (2009)

"The titular and sometimes distressing activity in Paranormal Activity serves as a mostly banal metaphor for the couples relationship."

Posted Nov 19, 2009

Cynthia Fuchs

5 25%

Law Abiding Citizen (2009)

"Jamie Foxx's Nick mostly repeats the part played by Denzel Washington in Ricochet, the superior first incarnation of Law Abiding Citizen."

Posted Nov 19, 2009

Cynthia Fuchs

6 11%

Couples Retreat (2009)

"It's some kind of trick when a film can make Jason Bateman look unsubtle."

Posted Nov 19, 2009

Cynthia Fuchs

7 88%

La Danse -- Le Ballet de l'Opera de Paris (2009)

"Work is at the center of Frederick Wiseman's absorbing documentary, La Danse: The Paris Opera Ballet."

Posted Nov 19, 2009

Cynthia Fuchs

8 56%

Flawless (2008)

Posted Apr 24, 2009

Joe Barlow

9 80%

Divine Trash (1997)

Posted Mar 16, 2009

Eddie Cockrell

10 40%

My Dinner with Jimi (2003)

Posted Oct 18, 2008

Carrie Gorringe

11 83%

Joan the Maid - The Battles/The Prisons (1999)

"This Joan is vulnerable, human, headstrong and, finally, empathetic in a way, say, Preminger's never was."

Posted Feb 20, 2008

Eddie Cockrell

12 86%

Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street (2007)

"In Toby's story, even more than in Sweeney Todd's, the film observes the evolution of vengeance as ethos, the ways it can come to look like justice, a means to escape "living hells.""

Posted Jan 17, 2008

Cynthia Fuchs

13 91%

There Will Be Blood (2007)

"Land, oil, blood. There will be lots of all in Paul Thomas Anderson's stunning new movie."

Posted Jan 17, 2008

Cynthia Fuchs

14 86%

L' Avocat de la Terreur (Terror's Advocate) (2007)

"If Terror's Advocate doesn't precisely interrogate the rise of terrorism, it does look at its romance and consider its effectiveness."

Posted Jan 17, 2008

Cynthia Fuchs

15 27%

Lions for Lambs (2007)

"Arian and Ernie are the young men of color who are acting out the plot the white folks are talking about."

Posted Nov 14, 2007

Cynthia Fuchs

16 65%

The Jane Austen Book Club (2007)

"The central dilemma of The Jane Austen Book Club: how to make the least bit interesting the primary activity undertaken by our protagonists?"

Posted Oct 19, 2007

Cynthia Fuchs

17 98%

Ten Canoes (2007)

"A study of community and ritual, Ten Canoes celebrates as it contemplates, emphasizing the fact that this collection of stories, Gulpilil's story in its many layers, is seen."

Posted Sep 15, 2007

Cynthia Fuchs

18 ——

The Mark of Cain (2007)

Posted Apr 14, 2007

KJ Doughton

19 79%

Western (2008)

Posted Mar 30, 2007

Eddie Cockrell

20 84%

Beyond the Gates (2005)

"The movie does suggest that Joe's ignorance and sense of privilege, however honorable his intentions, make a dangerous combination."

Posted Mar 17, 2007

Cynthia Fuchs

21 94%

Lat sau san taam (Hard-Boiled) (1992)

"The kinetic action set pieces of Hard-Boiled are so tightly-wound, so intense, that they will either exhilarate or scare off action fans bred on the relatively lame offerings provided by major Hollywood studios."

Posted Mar 1, 2007

KJ Doughton

22 70%

Amazing Grace (2007)

"The focus on Wilberforce's ailing body seems a peculiar, not to say "amazing," displacement of affliction."

Posted Feb 24, 2007

Cynthia Fuchs

23 53%

The Family Man (2000)

Posted Dec 30, 2006

Gregory Avery

24 ——

Son of Gascogne (1995)

Posted Dec 30, 2006

Gregory Avery

25 88%

Bandits (1997)

Posted Nov 13, 2006

Eddie Cockrell

26 83%

Alive & Kicking (1997)

Posted Oct 30, 2006

Carrie Gorringe

27 100%

The Farm: Angola, USA (The Farm: Life Inside Angola Prison) (1998)

Posted Aug 4, 2006

Eddie Cockrell

28 89%

William Eggleston in the Real World (2005)

"Watching "William Eggleston in the Real World" is frustrating but intriguing."

Posted Apr 15, 2006

Dan Lybarger

29 13%

I Come in Peace (Dark Angel) (1991)

Posted Feb 25, 2006

Cynthia Fuchs

30 100%

The Killer (Dip huet seung hung) (1989)

"[It] makes The Wild Bunch climax look lethargic by comparison."

Posted Feb 3, 2006

KJ Doughton

31 ——

Point of Order (1964)

Posted Jan 14, 2006

Eddie Cockrell

32 38%

The Trip (1967)

"Intriguing period curio"

Posted Oct 31, 2005

Dan Lybarger

33 ——

Rabbit in the Moon (1999)

Posted Oct 22, 2005

Carrie Gorringe

34 100%

A Day at the Races (1937)

"Vintage Groucho, Harpo and Chico."

Posted Oct 20, 2005

Dan Lybarger

35 100%

My Darling Clementine (1946)

"Vintage John Ford."

Posted Oct 16, 2005

Dan Lybarger

36 90%

The Grifters (1990)

"Intriguing neo-noir."

Posted Oct 7, 2005

Dan Lybarger

37 82%

Charlotte Sometimes (2003)

"Dry but occasionally interesting independent feature."

Posted Oct 2, 2005

Dan Lybarger

38 88%

Mystery Train (1989)

"Intriguing, if hit-or-miss comedy from Jarmusch."

Posted Oct 2, 2005

Dan Lybarger

39 88%

When the Cat's Away (Chacun cherche son chat) (1996)

"A charming French import with lots of heart."

Posted Sep 25, 2005

Dan Lybarger

40 98%

Mean Streets (1973)

"Scorsese's first masterpiece is still gripping."

Posted Aug 19, 2005

Dan Lybarger

41 100%

Shadow of a Doubt (1943)

"Hitch's personal favorite and certainly one of his best."

Posted Aug 2, 2005

Dan Lybarger

42 89%

A Soldier's Story (1984)

"A powerful and arresting drama."

Posted Aug 2, 2005

Dan Lybarger

43 93%

Gates of Heaven (1980)

"Morris' assured feature debut is simultaneously touching and wierd."

Posted Jul 24, 2005

Dan Lybarger

44 20%

The Ring Two (2005)

Posted Jul 5, 2005

Gregory Avery

45 90%

Fast, Cheap & Out of Control (1997)

"A typically quirky and intriguing offering from Morris."

Posted Jun 23, 2005

Dan Lybarger

46 80%

Hangmen Also Die! (1943)

Posted Jun 4, 2005

Eddie Cockrell

47 14%

The Scarlet Letter (1995)

"Oh, Roland Joffé, thy free adaptation of the Hawthorne classic didst produce abudant derisive laughter. Didst thou once direct 'The Killing Fields?'"

Posted May 19, 2005

Dan Lybarger

48 100%

Go West (1925)

"Typically inventive and gut busting comedy from the Great Stone Face."

Posted May 19, 2005

Dan Lybarger

49 16%

Son of the Pink Panther (1993)

"Benigni tries, but it simply isn't any fun without Peter Sellers."

Posted May 17, 2005

Dan Lybarger

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