"A member of the Religious Right involved in something duplicitous sexually and politically, while shrouding themselves in a holy water-soaked American flag? I know, it seems impossible."
Music and Lyrics (2007)
"It's a little like watching Gandalf and Frodo share scenes."
"Usually, it takes six or so months for an actor to parlay a Best Supporting Actor nomination into a cringe-worthy career-derailing performance in an unbelievably awful picture."
Hannibal Rising (2007)
"Viewers deserve more, as does the legacy of the now laughably ridiculous Lecter."
Because I Said So (2007)
"I spent the bulk of the running time thinking of creative ways for the characters to be murdered."
Catch and Release (2007)
The Big Empty (2003)
The Dead Girl (2006)
"A very unconventional way to tell a story we've seen about a million times, and for that (along with the lean 94-minute running time), I am thankful. Keep an eye on Moncrieff -- she's the real deal."
Notes on a Scandal (2006)
"A pair of crack performances."
Children of Men (2006)
"Alfonso Cuarón's incredibly bleak peek into the very near future is a huge success on both an emotional and technical level."
"In terms of showing viewers that the elderly still have something to offer the youth of today, Venus pummels Rocky Balboa into a bloody pulp."
Letters from Iwo Jima (2006)
"It's totally refreshing and, honestly, almost a little unnerving to see (a film) where the protagonists don't get to high-five each other before walking off into the sunset."
We Are Marshall (2006)
"Much like the 1971 Marshall team, this picture is long on heart and short on talent."
The Good Shepherd (2006)
"A cinematic still-birth."
Rocky Balboa (2006)
"Sly Stallone writes, directs, produces, and stars -- a real quadruple threat, assuming you're talking about unintelligible, monotonous, pandering, and (presumably) incontinent."
The Good German (2007)
"Soderbergh shoots the picture using only equipment and standards available in the mid-40s. If that's not the kind of thing that puts wind in your sail, then move along."
The Pursuit of Happyness (2006)
"[Smith's] brash, over-the-top persona practically dissolves."
Charlotte's Web (2006)
"This is Some Picture."
Blood Diamond (2006)
"Cinemaniacs with a palate sophisticated enough to tell a carat from a carrot will recognize the picture as over-produced, overly long, and potentially racist to boot."
The Holiday (2006)
"It's the equivalent of eating a Spam and ketchup sandwich while watching a Food Network special about the greatest chefs who ever donned an apron."
"Beautiful and, at the same time, completely savage, and that's something you don't get too often at the holidays unless there's a new Rugrats movie in theatres."
The Nativity Story (2006)
"Inexorably tedious, and full of performances that are either absurdly malevolent in an over-the-top way (like Ciarán Hinds' King Herod) or completely wooden (like everybody else)."
Stranger Than Fiction (2006)
"There are a handful of really nice moments in Fiction, and almost none of them have to do with Helm's outrageous setup."
A Little Trip to Heaven (2007)
"This is a very dark, very pretty picture (photographed by Óttar Guðnason) that has little else to offer, and its ending, at least for my taste, was a little corny."
The Shore (2005)
Running With Scissors (2006)
"It's more like Walking with Safety Scissors."
The Prestige (2006)
"A story about a third act that begins to come undone in its own third act."
Marie Antoinette (2006)
"A very ambitious remake of a film that really needed an update with a big dose of style and accuracy."
Flags of Our Fathers (2006)
"In terms of recent Pacific Theatre flicks, it ain't much better than John Woo's instantly forgettable Windtalkers, which is more than a little ironic since both pictures share the same vapid lead (Adam Beach)."
The Last King of Scotland (2006)
"Forest Whitaker checks in with his most powerful performance since tackling Charlie Parker in Bird."
Man of the Year (2006)
"Would make a terrific half-baked double bill with American Dreamz."
The Departed (2006)
"Martin Scorsese's triumphant return to modern day storytelling."
The Queen (2006)
"Mirren is spectacular, throwing down a whopper of a gauntlet for anyone who thinks they might have a chance at competing for an Oscar this year."
Catching Out (2003)
"There are a lot of blue state folks who are offended by Cohen's portrayal of Kazakhstan as a backwards country of idiots. Hopefully, Cohen will find a way to make fun of these fun-hating cretins in his next picture"
The Science of Sleep (2006)
"Gondry's effort here is much more reminiscent of his earlier music video work."
Employee of the Month (2006)
"Relentlessly unfunny; Cook and Simpson have a chemistry similar to the combination of bleach and ammonia."
Jackass: Number Two (2006)
"Flat-out the funniest film ever made."
Open Season (2006)
"I think this is the seventh animated film in a row that's about a bunch of animals on a death-defying journey from Point A to Point B."
Antonia (Antônia - O Filme) (2007)
"File this one under: Middling."
All The King's Men (2006)
"Penn's over-the-top take on the character made me think of Jim Belushi impersonating Joe Cocker on Saturday Night Live."
"In terms of a farewell, statement, Li would have been better off calling it quits with last year's Unleashed."
Fong juk (Exiled) (2006)
"I keep waiting for the bottom to fall out of the Johnnie To Express, but his films just keep getting tauter, more economic, and flat-out better."
"Incredibly heart-wrenching, and full of some very, very strong performances"
"A 24-page short story stretched into a 123-minute film."
"Cloying, but at other times, quite emotional, especially when Estevez draws less-than-subtle parallels between 1968 and 2006."
Away From Her (2007)
"Sarah Polley does well just to not let Her devolve into a Canadian version of The Notebook."
Lake of Fire (2007)
"Here's a fun game you can play: Try to guess the political stance of the interviewee before Kaye slams their name and affiliation. You'll be right way more often than you'll be wrong."
"I cared less and less with every passing minute."