Savage Grace (2007)
"Director Tom Kalin, who's making his second feature after 1992's Swoon, tells the real-life story of the Baekeland family in a subdued whisper, like a servant muttering backstairs about a rich master's failings. "
"Fanboys won't mind the absence of depth or emotion; they may even welcome it for making the film more representative of its comic-book origins. The rest of us, however, cannot rejoice at the overspending and overkill likely to come in Hellboy III. "
"Bloodlust aside, the director has remarkable visual ideas and a fine sense of pacing. He blends slow, fast and normal speeds cleverly, making old tricks look new, and does amazing things with cars. "
"Never before have the world's most influential animators been as bold and forthright about their dark vision for humanity as in WALL-E, a potent environmental message wrapped up in an irresistibly cute romance between robots. "
The Happening (2008)
"You know those meringue cookies that look so tempting on bakery shelves, the ones that evaporate moments after you pop them in your mouth and leave only the vaguest, unmemorable taste behind? That's The Happening. "
The Incredible Hulk (2008)
"A sentimental mixture of thwarted romance, military conniving and brute-on-brute action at the end, as Hulk takes on spike-spined Abomination. If the movie's nowhere near as ambitious as the last Hulk, that's probably to the good. "
Then She Found Me (2007)
Kung Fu Panda (2008)
The Fall (2006)
The Strangers (2008)
"Speedman remains comatose, though Tyler flickers fitfully to life. The mournful look on her face suggests she's remembering the days when she was given more psychologically complex scripts, such as Armageddon. "
Sex and the City (2008)
"It was like attending a party where all the guests have known each other for years, exert no effort to make a newcomer feel at home and chatter endlessly -- yes, for two-and-a-half draggy hours -- about their romantic problems. "
Son of Rambow (2007)
The Life Before Her Eyes (2007)
"Both the good and bad remind us that the most special thing about Skull is the man wearing the fedora and the rakish grin. He has never worn out his welcome, and this valedictory -- it can be nothing else -- is a fitting one. "
Speed Racer (2008)
Iron Man (2008)
Baby Mama (2008)
"The material stays conventional and superficial, and writer-director Michael McCullers has a flair for cutting scenes before they plunge toward too-easy laughs. Yet it's the chemistry between the stars that makes the film stand out in a drab spring. "
Forgetting Sarah Marshall (2008)
Snow Angels (2007)
Under the Same Moon (2008)
Shine a Light (2008)
Nim's Island (2008)
"Writers Duncan Brantley and Rick Reilly, who sold the first version of this debut script back in 1991, want to celebrate the innocence of those early days -- both pro football's and modern America's -- and the feeling that anything was possible back then. "
Married Life (2008)
"The acting is well-done and well-balanced, and Peter Deming's cinematography -- part golden, part somber -- suggests the dark side of postwar prosperity, which Americans had begun to contemplate by 1949. "
"Someone watching Stop-Loss with younger eyes might feel the heat of the main soldier's dilemma more than I did, but I couldn't help thinking director Kimberly Peirce was presenting us with abstract ideas in the forms of half-realized characters. "
Taxi to the Dark Side (2007)
Drillbit Taylor (2008)
The Bank Job (2008)
"Statham fans weaned on the adrenaline flowing through The Transporter and Crank may feel short-changed, but the rest of us can appreciate the unassuming, old-fashioned craftsmanship of The Bank Job. "
4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days (2007)
"I wish I hadn't seen the masterpiece City of God before the current City of Men, which is a more conventional story in the same setting. Judged on its own merits, the latter film still makes a considerable emotional impact. "
The Other Boleyn Girl (2008)
Be Kind Rewind (2008)
Vantage Point (2008)
Charlie Bartlett (2007)
"You have to take everything for granted in Jumper, including the idea that Christensen and Rachel Bilson could show human emotions. These stone faces stand at the center of a story that's as flimsy as taffeta. "
Definitely, Maybe (2008)
"The film definitely satisfies the need for an unthreatening, competently made romcom with a traditional template. But maybe that's not enough if you want to be surprised, refreshed or anything other than lazily charmed. "
Welcome Home Roscoe Jenkins (2008)
Fool's Gold (2008)