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Orlando Weekly

Rating Title | Year Quote Author
1 40%

Gui si (Silk) (2006)

Posted Jul 18, 2007

John Thomason

2 76%

El Topo (1970)

"A dated counterculture goulash long hyped as art by a blank generation desperate for something different."

Posted Jul 14, 2007

John Thomason

3 83%

Paprika (2006)

"Visually fantastic, logically flawed and incredibly dull. Just like your friend's dreams."

Posted Jul 13, 2007

Jason Ferguson

4 79%

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (2007)

"Engaging and beautiful."

Posted Jul 12, 2007

Jason Ferguson

5 62%

Joshua (2007)

"The 'horror' here is dosed with humor and false starts that keep it remarkably and deceptively light."

Posted Jul 12, 2007

Jason Ferguson

6 78%

You Kill Me (2007)

"[Leoni's] collaboration with Kingsley does provide moments of comedic excellence. Too bad those moments don‚(TM)t add up to enough to save the film from its ponderous messaging."

Posted Jul 12, 2007

Jason Ferguson

7 80%

Kansas City Confidential (The Secret Four) (1952)

Posted Jul 12, 2007

John Thomason

8 44%

Angel-A (2005)

"It's compelling largely due to its appealing cast."

Posted Jul 12, 2007

John Thomason

9 74%

La Vie en Rose (La Mome) (2007)

"...this is a remarkably evenhanded, unflatteringly honest depiction of the singer and her devastating last days, played magnificently by virtual unknown Marion Cotillard."

Posted Jul 6, 2007

John Thomason

10 72%

Golden Door (2007)

"Thanks to the director's own mix of fantasy and social commentary, there's nothing quite like Golden Door."

Posted Jul 5, 2007

John Thomason

11 47%

Sweet Movie (1974)

"I'm not convinced of this sometimes dull and inarguably self-indulgent piece of politicarotica's masterpiecitude."

Posted Jul 5, 2007

John Thomason

12 57%

Transformers (2007)

"Transformers sinks to the level of '50s B-movie sermonizing and never fully recovers."

Posted Jul 5, 2007

John Thomason

13 7%

License to Wed (2007)

"Williams, who seems to have shown up for a payday, lacks any of his typical spontaneity and might actually be sleep-joking through some scenes. An utterly uninspired movie that will leave you not wanting to get married, ever."

Posted Jul 5, 2007

Cole Haddon

14 96%

Ratatouille (2007)

"Beyond the stunning animation (they finally got hair right!), there's little to recommend besides the fact that it's a touch better than Shrek the Third."

Posted Jun 28, 2007

Jason Ferguson

15 83%

The Prisoner Or: How I Planned to Kill Tony Blair (2007)

Posted Jun 28, 2007

John Thomason

16 97%

Once (2007)

"The chemistry between Hansard and IrglovŠ flows from the screen, easily creating one of the most romantic films of our generation. Independently redefining this classic genre, Once is a musical that movingly tells a realistic love story."

Posted Jun 28, 2007

Brett Register

17 27%

Evening (2007)

"A substantial and engrossing film."

Posted Jun 28, 2007

Jason Ferguson

18 83%

Hwal (The Bow) (2007)

Posted Jun 28, 2007

John Thomason

19 82%

Live Free or Die Hard (2007)

"Live Free or Die Hard is positively entertaining."

Posted Jun 28, 2007

Bret McCabe

20 92%

Sicko (2007)

"Moore wisely doesn't editorialize too much about what his camera captures. He knows that it doesn't matter to the audience whether they live in a blue or red state or if they're pro-gun control or not."

Posted Jun 28, 2007

Bret McCabe

21 78%

Crazy Love (2007)

"[Director] Klores and Stevens do a pretty good job filling in the gap using standard documentary techniques."

Posted Jun 22, 2007

John Thomason

22 23%

Evan Almighty (2007)

"There's enough stupidity here to insult both theologians and politicos."

Posted Jun 21, 2007

John Thomason

23 70%

The Valet (La Doublure) (2007)

"I kept fantasizing about how great this film would have been if Eric Rohmer had made it."

Posted Jun 21, 2007

John Thomason

24 42%

52 Pick-Up (1986)

Posted Jun 21, 2007

John Thomason

25 83%

Jhoom Barabar Jhoom (Dance Baby Dance) (2007)

"Jhoom is an empty, frivolous and thoroughly calculating bit of fluff; it's also ridiculously enjoyable."

Posted Jun 21, 2007

Jason Ferguson

26 78%

1408 (2007)

"Not only is the trailer for 1408 oodles more terrifying than the movie itself; worse, for the most part, this pop-horror trifle adapted from a Stephen King short story grows into a formulaic bore."

Posted Jun 21, 2007

John Thomason

27 37%

Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer (2007)

"Impressive not because of anything that's said, but for the realization that you're watching the screen be dominated by Jessica Alba and a piece of CGI without ever once experiencing the urge to gnaw through your own shoulder."

Posted Jun 21, 2007

Steve Schneider

28 79%

A Mighty Heart (2007)

"Riveting for every second, A Mighty Heart is the most commercial film that director Michael Winterbottom has made in the '00s, but it's just as uncompromising as The Road to Guantanamo."

Posted Jun 21, 2007

John Thomason

29 86%

Paris Je T'aime (2007)

"Nothing about Paris, Je T'aime feels stiff or hindered by its haphazard, sometimes truncated, but always sincere love letter to and tour of the City of Lights."

Posted Jun 16, 2007

Cole Haddon

30 45%

Fay Grim (2007)

"The story is deliberately perplexing, and while the logic of the serpentine narrative surely makes sense, Hartley is more concerned with the cadences and rhythms of the spy movie itself."

Posted Jun 14, 2007

John Thomason

31 50%

Nancy Drew (2007)

"While [it] embraces the camp of transporting a '50s-style goody-two-shoes to modern-day Los Angeles, there's no attempt to comment on the clash of cultures or even pop culture in general - which would have elevated the material and broadened its audience."

Posted Jun 14, 2007

Cole Haddon

32 66%

The Bridge (2006)

Posted Jun 14, 2007

Jason Ferguson

33 64%

Day Watch (2007)

"The pretentious plot aside, this is a highly stylized film that effortlessly blends brilliant imagery with heart-pounding action sequences."

Posted Jun 14, 2007

Brett Register

34 ——

Shootout at Lokhandwala (2007)

"As troubling as it is surprising. [It's also] one of the most realistic representations of the dangerous lawlessness that plagued the city in the early '90s."

Posted Jun 7, 2007

Jason Ferguson

35 78%

Surf's Up (2007)

"Don't worry, the laughs make up for the lame premise."

Posted Jun 7, 2007

Cole Haddon

36 65%

Jindabyne (2006)

"Thanks to Beatrix Christian's beautiful screenplay, what was once a story about the way men and women communicate has grown into a haunting study of Australian race relations and gender dynamics."

Posted Jun 7, 2007

Cole Haddon

37 63%

10 Items or Less (2006)

Posted Jun 7, 2007

Brett Register

38 30%

The Glamorous Life of Sachiko Hanai (2003)

"Recklessly fun, explosively colorful and intensely, abusively edited."

Posted Jun 7, 2007

Jason Ferguson

39 70%

Ocean's Thirteen (2007)

"The action starts with the opening scene so there's never a chance for it to slow down."

Posted Jun 7, 2007

Cole Haddon

40 90%

Knocked Up (2007)

"Knocked Up never stops being funny, but after a while it eases into a profound commentary about commitment, sacrifice and the life-changing results of one fleeting mistake."

Posted May 31, 2007

John Thomason

41 55%

Mr. Brooks (2007)

"Ever wondered why movies made in Hollywood seem to appeal to increasingly dumber audiences? Buy a ticket to Mr. Brooks to become part of the intellectually diminished population that studio execs lower their standards to appease."

Posted May 31, 2007

Cole Haddon

42 76%

El Topo (1970)

Posted May 31, 2007

John Thomason

43 87%

Efter brylluppet (After the Wedding) (2006)

"The portent of [director] Bier's unyielding vision may turn some viewers off, but she has the extraordinarily moving story to warrant the self-conscious artiness."

Posted May 31, 2007

John Thomason

44 45%

Pirates of the Caribbean: At Worlds End (2007)

"From the stunning visual effects and well-paced action sequences to the smartly written story, Pirates closes the book on its trilogy (and opens the book on the next batch) far more elegantly and enjoyably than Spider-Man. Who'da thunk?"

Posted May 24, 2007

Jason Ferguson

45 89%

Waitress (2007)

"In the pantheon of forced quirk, no American indie tried as hard to be different as Garden State, but Waitress is surely in the same ballpark."

Posted May 24, 2007

John Thomason

46 61%

Bug (2006)

"Consider how low Friedkin has fallen when 'doesn't entirely suck' is a reason to celebrate."

Posted May 24, 2007

Cole Haddon

47 75%

Vanishing Point (1971)

"The last quarter of Grindhouse was little more than a love note to this flick's towering excellence."

Posted May 24, 2007

Brett Register

48 95%

Suddenly (2003)

Posted May 24, 2007

John Thomason

49 98%

The War Tapes (2006)

Posted May 24, 2007

Jason Ferguson

50 94%

Away from Her (2007)

"The delicate and dignified way that director Sarah Polley treats Munro's story is worthy of high praise."

Posted May 17, 2007

Jason Ferguson

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