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Rating Title | Year Quote Author
1 75%

Crash (2004)

"The film isn't, by any means, unpleasant to watch, though it is a shamelessly derivative button-pusher."

Posted May 6, 2005

Jon Popick

2 81%

Me and You and Everyone We Know (2005)

"Exceptionally Solondz-esque; incredibly impressive."

Posted May 2, 2005

Jon Popick

3 ——

Human Touch (2004)

"An insufferably boring picture that actually made one guy shake his fist at the screen as he walked out. And it wasn't even me!"

Posted Apr 30, 2005

Jon Popick

4 33%

The Libertine (2006)

"An exquisitely shot period piece with enough filthy dialogue to make A Dirty Shame seems rather pedestrian."

Posted Apr 30, 2005

Jon Popick

5 70%

Ā tout de suite (Right Now) (2005)

"Decent first and third act, but Now sags a bit too much in the middle. A must-see for fans of the black-and-white flicks, though."

Posted Apr 23, 2005

Jon Popick

6 56%

The Interpreter (2005)

"With few exceptions, one might get the impression that Penn and Kidman were never on the set at the same time."

Posted Apr 21, 2005

Jon Popick

7 16%

Eating Out (2004)

"Everything you wished Will & Grace would be."

Posted Apr 9, 2005

Jon Popick

8 65%

Fever Pitch (The Perfect Catch) (2005)

"A thin shell of Hornby's original work, with a typical threadbare rom-com shoehorned into it, like an eight-hundred pound monster trying to cram itself into a size 30 jacket."

Posted Apr 8, 2005

Jon Popick

9 84%

Mysterious Skin (2005)

"Gregg Araki? More like Gregg Hack-raki."

Posted Apr 2, 2005

Jon Popick

10 75%

The Forest for the Trees (Der Wald vor lauter Baumen) (2005)

"All you can do is sit there and wait for the meltdown, and to see how many people Melanie takes out when she goes all Jeremy."

Posted Apr 2, 2005

Jon Popick

11 54%

Let's Get Frank (2003)

"Enjoyable for everyone except those who think Kenneth Starr investigation was actually fair or balanced."

Posted Apr 1, 2005

Jon Popick

12 41%

The Heart Is Deceitful Above All Things (2004)

"Asia Argento leaps from the petulant nihilism of Scarlet Diva to something much more cohesive and enjoyable."

Posted Apr 1, 2005

Jon Popick

13 76%

Assisted Living (2005)

"Viewers who complain about the subject being "depressing" and "uncomfortable" are either missing the point, or simply haven't been to a nursing home in a really long time."

Posted Apr 1, 2005

Jon Popick

14 94%

Down to the Bone (2005)

"A terrifically dark tale."

Posted Apr 1, 2005

Jon Popick

15 56%

Jidu hanleng (Frozen) (1998)

"Henderson is perfect."

Posted Apr 1, 2005

Jon Popick

16 81%

Dear Frankie (2005)

"Light and predictable, but it still got to me."

Posted Apr 1, 2005

Jon Popick

17 60%

Lonesome Jim (2006)

"Indie fans will eat it up like day old banana pudding."

Posted Apr 1, 2005

Jon Popick

18 60%

Buppha Rahtree (Rahtree: Flower of the Night) (2003)

"Writer/director Yuthlert Sippapak already has a couple of sequels in the works, and I can't wait to see them."

Posted Apr 1, 2005

Jon Popick

19 47%

The Ballad of Jack and Rose (2005)

"On paper, Ballad has it all."

Posted Mar 31, 2005

Jon Popick

20 74%

The Upside of Anger (2005)

"Can only be described as American Beauty Lite (and Carb Free!)."

Posted Mar 31, 2005

Jon Popick

21 78%

Sin City (2005)

"As faithful an interpretation as you're likely to ever see."

Posted Mar 31, 2005

Jon Popick

22 35%

Hostage (2005)

"Every bit as riveting as The Negotiator, which wasn't at all riveting."

Posted Mar 9, 2005

Jon Popick

23 64%

Robots (2005)

"Basically a bunch of recycled gags from Matt Groening's woefully under-appreciated Futurama."

Posted Mar 9, 2005

Jon Popick

24 20%

The Pacifier (2005)

"Could have just as easily played out in a three-minute montage that would have saved Disney a bunch of money, and allowed me to stay home and watch Gilmore Girls."

Posted Mar 3, 2005

Jon Popick

25 44%

The Jacket (2005)

"An unexpectedly moving picture."

Posted Mar 3, 2005

Jon Popick

26 30%

Be Cool (2005)

"Manages to re-write both Los Angeles County smoking laws and the history of Liv Tyler's parentage without batting an eye."

Posted Mar 3, 2005

Jon Popick

27 60%

America 101 (2005)

"Even the most loyal fans of the Iranian master won't want to pass up the chance to see this."

Posted Feb 26, 2005

Jon Popick

28 86%

Vital (2005)

"As expected, Tsukamoto attacks as many of your senses as possible."

Posted Feb 26, 2005

Jon Popick

29 87%

3-Iron (2004)

"Very cool, very original, and very recommendable for people into off-beat romances."

Posted Feb 26, 2005

Jon Popick

30 94%

Cinévardaphoto (2005)

Posted Feb 19, 2005

Jon Popick

31 75%

Childstar (2005)

"A Canadian version of Dutch."

Posted Feb 19, 2005

Jon Popick

32 16%

Diary of a Mad Black Woman (2005)

"An awful hybrid of Big Momma's House and The Burning Bed - two films that go together like peanut butter and pubic lice."

Posted Feb 17, 2005

Jon Popick

33 54%

Because of Winn-Dixie (2005)

"The new My Girl-meets-Turner & Hooch-meets-My Dog Skip film from the formerly formidable but recently forgettable director Wayne Wang."

Posted Feb 17, 2005

Jon Popick

34 46%

Constantine (2005)

"I don't know about the rest of you clowns, but there's something about the whole Heaven/Hell thing that, when it's done really well, becomes incredibly captivating."

Posted Feb 17, 2005

Jon Popick

35 100%

The 10th District Court: Moments of Trial (2004)

Posted Feb 12, 2005

Jon Popick

36 41%

Hål i mitt hjärta, Ett (A Hole In My Heart) (2004)

"a nihilistic barrage of sound and image that belongs somewhere between a Lars Von Trier Dogme film and the early work of Gregg Araki."

Posted Jan 30, 2005

Jon Popick

37 ——

Days and Hours ()

"Recommendable for the acting, photography, and the fact that it's a film about the effects of war that doesn't mention war at all."

Posted Jan 15, 2005

Jon Popick

38 90%

Hotel Rwanda (2004)

"A slightly better, slightly more expensive version of something you'd see as a television movie of the week."

Posted Dec 20, 2004

Jon Popick

39 87%

The Aviator (2004)

"Isn't nearly as enjoyable as Gangs of New York, though it is flawed in many of the same ways."

Posted Dec 19, 2004

Jon Popick

40 53%

Spanglish (2004)

"Messy."

Posted Dec 19, 2004

Jon Popick

41 72%

Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events (2004)

"Less Ace Ventura and more Sideshow Bob, please."

Posted Dec 19, 2004

Jon Popick

42 91%

Million Dollar Baby (2004)

"In a year of fairly disappointing year-end pictures, the pick of the litter."

Posted Dec 19, 2004

Jon Popick

43 88%

The Woodsman (2004)

"Very well directed for a debut, and it's also packed full of great performances from the top to the bottom."

Posted Dec 18, 2004

Jon Popick

44 38%

Meet The Fockers (2004)

"Features three of the most frightening noses in the business (Streisand, Hoffman and Owen Wilson). Consider yourself lucky it's not in 3D."

Posted Dec 18, 2004

Jon Popick

45 56%

The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou (2004)

"Worth mentioning in the same breath as Rushmore or The Royal Tenenbaums? Absolutely not."

Posted Dec 13, 2004

Jon Popick

46 74%

Dolls (2002)

"A really slow story of love and redemption."

Posted Dec 13, 2004

Jon Popick

47 83%

In Good Company (2004)

"File this one under Wait for DVD. And even then, you might want to wait a little more."

Posted Dec 12, 2004

Jon Popick

48 55%

Ocean's Twelve (2004)

"Same cast, the same crew, the same budget, and nearly the same story as the 2001 blockbuster-remake."

Posted Dec 12, 2004

Jon Popick

49 43%

A Love Song for Bobby Long (2004)

"Shot well and looks pretty."

Posted Dec 12, 2004

Jon Popick

50 24%

9 songs (2005)

"At 65 minutes, you can't afford to not see it."

Posted Dec 11, 2004

Jon Popick

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