Los Angeles Daily News
He's Just Not That Into You (2009)
Owl and the Sparrow (2009)
New In Town (2009)
Donkey Punch (2008)
Bride Wars (2009)
"Bride Wars could have been your typical cartoonish, early-winter wedding comedy. Although it certainly has moments like that, it's not as wacky as most of its ilk. Guess the bad news is that it's not much of a comedy. "
The Spirit (2008)
Gomorrah (Gomorra) (2008)
My Name Is Bruce (2007)
The Class (2008)
Nothing But the Truth (2008)
"The two lead actresses play superbly rounded characters, both smart, tough customers unused to being pushed around, yet wives and mothers whose domestic concerns are as important to them as professional ones. "
Yes Man (2008)
"Yes Man is a nice movie about the benefits and limits of approaching life with an upbeat attitude, but a comedy that was actually hilarious would've had the same effect -- and been a lot more entertaining. "
Seven Pounds (2008)
Gran Torino (2009)
"Clint Eastwood collects and distills everything we know he is capable of doing on screen -- some of which we might wish he hadn't done, but most of which we love. Even if we might be a little ashamed to admit it. "
"If you're going to set a faith-vs.-uncertainty debate in the heart of a church milieu, shouldn't some of the characters at least mention the beliefs that they've not just dedicated their lives to, but built them around? "
The Reader (2008)
"You couldn't ask for a more committed and demanding performance than this one. But there is a richer one that eluded Del Toro. And boy, does that lack of character dimension make this thing an endurance test. "
Wendy and Lucy (2008)
Otto; or Up with Dead People (2008)
The Dukes (2007)
"Hardwicke, with an emphasis on extreme close-ups, captures that swoony intensity, and Pattinson and Stewart have an undeniable intense chemistry. For fans, that'll be enough. Newcomers need not apply. "
Pray the Devil Back to Hell (2008)
"The characters' explosive emotions - tender and bitter, guilt-wracked and willfully inscrutable - make "A Christmas Tale" an edge-of-your-seat experience in a way most thrillers could only dream about. "
Quantum of Solace (2008)
The First Basket (2008)
Slumdog Millionaire (2008)
Loins of Punjab Presents (2007)
Repo! The Genetic Opera (2008)
Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa (2008)
Role Models (2008)
Soul Men (2008)
Zack and Miri Make a Porno (2008)
Synecdoche, New York (2008)
I've Loved You So Long (2008)
"This doesn't keep it from being watchable and even riveting at times. What is never clear though is how Eastwood and screenwriter J. Michael Stracynski want us to feel about the mother's search for her son. "
Pride and Glory (2008)