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Rating Title | Year Quote Author
1 24%

Masked And Anonymous (2003)

"Even a stone Dylan fan -- and I've been one since my early teens; I was so much older then, I'm younger than that now -- would find it difficult to sit through this moldy exercise in evasion and bloat."

Posted Aug 7, 2003

Jeet Thayil

2 97%

Capturing the Friedmans (2003)

"Capturing the Friedmans captures a time when greed was good, mullets were cool, and hysteria was everywhere."

Posted Jun 23, 2003

Jeet Thayil

3 64%

Gin gwai (The Eye) (2002)

"Oh yeah, I was scared -- scared that I'd wake up before the credits rolled."

Posted Jun 13, 2003

Jeet Thayil

4 99%

Finding Nemo (2003)

"A clown fish without a punchline, a blue tang without a memory, a scarred prison hero fish, and a stoner dude sea turtle make for this summer's tallest fish tale."

Posted Jun 7, 2003

Jeet Thayil

5 60%

Down with Love (2003)

"A not-so-innocent romp that is part Mills & Boon and part Hustler."

Posted Jun 7, 2003

Jeet Thayil

6 64%

The Shape Of Things (2002)

"Little more than a clever undergrad thesis gone awfully wrong, it turns on the less than shocking proposition that women are as unlikable as men."

Posted May 21, 2003

Jeet Thayil

7 73%

Fellini - I'm a Born Liar (2003)

"Born liar or windbag? Either way, Fellini clearly likes telling women to spread their legs. Wider."

Posted May 14, 2003

Jeet Thayil

8 87%

Lilya 4-Ever (Lilja 4-ever) (2003)

"Repeatedly hammers home the message that this is a vile world filled with vile men and women; and that children are the main victims of their perpetual evil."

Posted May 6, 2003

Jeet Thayil

9 44%

XX/XY (2003)

"An empty passion play with the sort of druggy glamour you would expect from a movie about growing up privileged and stoned in NYC."

Posted Apr 24, 2003

Jeet Thayil

10 37%

Spun (2003)

"A white-knuckle ride to the edge of town, I liked it in a sick and twisted sort of way."

Posted Apr 2, 2003

Jeet Thayil

11 82%

Stone Reader (2003)

"Stone Reader is the story of a Quixotian quest by a man who is more than an ideal reader. Mark Moskowitz is the sort of reader writers live for."

Posted Mar 14, 2003

Jeet Thayil

12 85%

Spider (2002)

"Spider owes everything to its two British stars, Ralph Fiennes and Miranda Richardson, whose sexually charged ballet is its centre, as is the question: Mother or whore?"

Posted Mar 10, 2003

Jeet Thayil

13 87%

Chicago (2002)

"Chicago glorifies murder, glamorizes sex & death -- in other words it is just right for today's unsunny times."

Posted Mar 3, 2003

Jeet Thayil

14 48%

Final Destination 2 (2003)

"The most well-rounded character in this movie is Death himself."

Posted Mar 1, 2003

Jeet Thayil

15 42%

How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days (2003)

"How to lose an audience in 10 ways"

Posted Feb 14, 2003

Jeet Thayil

16 96%

The Pianist (2002)

"Roman Polanski's autobiographical gesture at redemption is better than 'Shindler's List' - it is more than merely a Holocaust movie."

Posted Jan 24, 2003

Jeet Thayil

17 85%

About Schmidt (2002)

"About middle-aged angst; about an American malaise; about an American original; about Shmidt"

Posted Jan 17, 2003

Jeet Thayil

18 81%

The Hours (2002)

"Where suicide is a heroic act rather than a permanent solution to a temporary problem"

Posted Jan 14, 2003

Jeet Thayil

19 96%

Catch Me If You Can (2002)

"The modern master of the chase sequence returns with a chase to end all chases"

Posted Dec 23, 2002

Jeet Thayil

20 92%

Talk to Her (2002)

"Call him twisted. Call him sick. But call Pedro Almodovar a master. And call 'Talk To her' a masterpiece."

Posted Dec 5, 2002

Jeet Thayil

21 66%

Solaris (2002)

"If Steven Soderbergh's 'Solaris' is a failure it is a glorious failure."

Posted Nov 25, 2002

Jeet Thayil

22 76%

Frida (2002)

"The canonization of St Frida informs and diminishes the movie."

Posted Nov 14, 2002

Jeet Thayil

23 81%

How to Draw a Bunny (2004)

"How do you make a movie about the most famous unknown artist in the world?"

Posted Oct 30, 2002

Jeet Thayil

24 75%

Secretary (2002)

"I have seen the future and her name is Maggie Gyllenhaal."

Posted Oct 7, 2002

Jeet Thayil

25 54%

Invincible (2002)

"The invincible Werner Herzog is alive and well and living in LA"

Posted Oct 7, 2002

Jeet Thayil

26 76%

Igby Goes Down (2002)

"Salinger meets the heroine chick with the heroin chic"

Posted Sep 21, 2002

Jeet Thayil

27 51%

In Praise Of Love (Éloge de l'amour) (2002)

"Waiting for Godard can be fruitful: 'In Praise of Love' is the director's epitaph for himself."

Posted Sep 16, 2002

Jeet Thayil

28 81%

The Good Girl (2002)

"An unlikely black comedy where the humor is relentless, the satire is grim and the jokes are born out of inertia."

Posted Sep 4, 2002

Jeet Thayil

29 81%

Dances With Wolves (1990)

Posted Aug 27, 2002

Jeet Thayil

30 95%

The War Room (1993)

Posted Aug 27, 2002

Jeet Thayil

31 88%

Anna and the King of Siam (1946)

Posted Aug 27, 2002

Jeet Thayil

32 98%

Aguirre, der Zorn Gottes (Aguirre, the Wrath of God) (1972)

Posted Aug 27, 2002

Jeet Thayil

33 59%

Living Out Loud (1998)

Posted Aug 27, 2002

Jeet Thayil

34 71%

Soylent Green (1973)

Posted Aug 27, 2002

Jeet Thayil

35 80%

Hud (1963)

Posted Aug 27, 2002

Jeet Thayil

36 58%

Blind Fury (1990)

Posted Aug 27, 2002

Jeet Thayil

37 29%

Beaches (1988)

Posted Aug 27, 2002

Jeet Thayil

38 71%

Oh, God! (1977)

Posted Aug 27, 2002

Jeet Thayil

39 80%

I Love Lucy - Season 1: Vol. 1 (2002)

Posted Aug 27, 2002

Jeet Thayil

40 93%

The Magnificent Seven (1960)

Posted Aug 27, 2002

Jeet Thayil

41 91%

Paper Moon (1973)

Posted Aug 27, 2002

Jeet Thayil

42 92%

Carrie (1976)

Posted Aug 27, 2002

Jeet Thayil

43 84%

The Spirit of St. Louis (1957)

Posted Aug 27, 2002

Jeet Thayil

44 51%

Simone (2002)

"Simone tells us about the sweet opium of movies and how much we crave it."

Posted Aug 27, 2002

Jeet Thayil

45 65%

Possession (2002)

"Throwing it all away for the fleeting joys of love's brief moment."

Posted Aug 20, 2002

Jeet Thayil

46 74%

Signs (2002)

"Shyamalan should stop trying to please his mom."

Posted Aug 20, 2002

Jeet Thayil

47 80%

Sunshine State (2002)

"Edie Falco sparkles as a mermaid on dry land"

Posted Aug 6, 2002

Jeet Thayil

48 90%

Minority Report (2002)

"Spielberg has managed to marry science fiction with film noir and action flicks with philosophical inquiry."

Posted Jul 5, 2002

Jeet Thayil

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