City Pages, Minneapolis/St. Paul

Rating Title | Year Quote Author
1 60%

10 Years (2012)

Posted Jan 22, 2013

Melissa Anderson

2 70%

Celeste and Jesse Forever (2012)

Posted Jan 22, 2013

Karina Longworth

3 51%

This is 40 (2012)

Posted Jan 22, 2013

Karina Longworth

4 85%

Chronicle (2012)

Posted Feb 1, 2012

Aaron Hillis

5 44%

Charlie's Angels - Full Throttle (2003)

Posted Nov 16, 2011

Kate Sullivan

6 57%

Breakfast on Pluto (2005)

Posted May 20, 2011

Jessica Winter

7 97%

To Have and Have Not (1944)

Posted Feb 6, 2011

Kate Sullivan

8 64%

Time and Tide (Shun liu Ni liu) (2001)

Posted Jan 2, 2011

Steve Erickson

9 ——

Lewis Black: Red, White & Screwed (2006)

Posted Jan 2, 2011

Jon Dolan

10 90%

Eureka (Yűreka) (2001)

Posted Jan 2, 2011

Mark Peranson

11 ——

Mission (2000)

Posted Jan 2, 2011

James Diers

12 63%

The Big Blue (1988)

Posted Jan 2, 2011

Steve Erickson

13 ——

Stranger Inside (2001)

Posted Jan 2, 2011

Kate Sullivan

14 45%

Holy Smoke! (2000)

Posted Jan 2, 2011

Kate Sullivan

15 51%

Alice in Wonderland (2010)

Posted Jan 2, 2011

Kate Sullivan

16 ——

Claim (2009)

Posted Jan 2, 2011

Kate Sullivan

17 29%

New In Town (2009)

Posted Sep 19, 2010

Nick Pinkerton

18 95%

Ran (1985)

EDIT

Posted Jul 29, 2010

19 92%

Dogtooth (Kynodontas) (2010)

"This pastel-colored portrait of disaster capitalism was made long before the Greek economic crisis, and that's something of a relief: Straight parable could never feel as urgent and unexpectedly moving."

Posted Jun 22, 2010

Karina Longworth

20 53%

Knight & Day (2010)

"He's just so irritating, Roy Miller, each subpar quip delivered with a cocksure grin that makes you wish the bad guys were better at hitting back."

Posted Jun 22, 2010

Dan Kois

21 80%

I Am Love (2010)

"Luca Guadagnino's visually ravishing third feature suggests an epic that Visconti and Sirk might have made after they finished watching Vertigo and reading Madame Bovary while gorging themselves on aphrodisiacs."

Posted Jun 15, 2010

Melissa Anderson

22 99%

Toy Story 3 (2010)

"Its irresistible conceit and snappy good humor remain largely intact, though now it also hauls a saltier and more anxious sensibility."

Posted Jun 15, 2010

Eric Hynes

23 66%

The Karate Kid (2010)

"There is the impression, deadly to the sense of fun, that the talent here actually thought they were remaking a classic."

Posted Jun 8, 2010

Nick Pinkerton

24 73%

Iron Man 2 (2010)

"The idea is that we learn to trust that any extraneous-seeming thread will connect to something in another couple of summers and pay off, assuming the movie does."

Posted May 4, 2010

Nick Pinkerton

25 78%

OSS 117: Rio ne répond plus (Lost in Rio) (2010)

"It is Dujardin who wins the day -- and eventually, of course, the gimlet-eyed girl -- as the perfect, preening fool."

Posted May 4, 2010

Michelle Orange

26 67%

Date Night (2010)

"Director Shawn Levy glosses over the seeds of social satire inherent in the premise, and instead tries to make his movie all things to all quadrants."

Posted Apr 6, 2010

Karina Longworth

27 20%

Birdemic: Shock And Terror (2008)

"The rowdy New York midnight premiere of writer-director James Nguyen's self-proclaimed "romantic thriller" Birdemic: Shock and Terror proves that there's room-alongside Ed Wood's entire oeuvre--for one more in the pantheon of beloved trash-terpieces."

Posted Mar 31, 2010

Aaron Hillis

28 20%

The Last Song (2010)

"The Cyrus machinery repels any believable human connection onscreen, though she's not helped much by Sparks and Van Wie's script."

Posted Mar 31, 2010

Melissa Anderson

29 69%

The Runaways (2010)

"It's sexy, but, in the end, skin-deep."

Posted Mar 16, 2010

Karina Longworth

30 89%

Neil Young Trunk Show (2010)

"A slapdash job -- endearingly so."

Posted Mar 16, 2010

Nick Pinkerton

31 91%

The Secret of Kells (2010)

"Flowery meadows, wafting dandelion clocks, packs of baying wolves -- all are grist for the film's palette of beauty."

Posted Mar 2, 2010

Ella Taylor

32 18%

Valentine's Day (2010)

"So many stars, so many storylines, looking for love in all the wrong places"

Posted Feb 9, 2010

Karina Longworth

33 56%

Edge of Darkness (2010)

"Gibson still knows what he does best, as a star should, and creates tension just from never letting the tears poised in his eyes fall."

Posted Jan 26, 2010

Nick Pinkerton

34 66%

Youth in Revolt (2010)

"This tale of a sex-crazed teen who invents a nasty alter-ego in a perverse bid to seduce his dream girl has too many unfunny moments to justify more than a rental..."

Posted Jan 7, 2010

Rob Nelson

35 81%

That Evening Sun (2009)

"Holbrook is as unsentimental as Abner himself, and the beauty of his work here lies in his refusal to soften the character's hard edges. Regrettably, Teems's editorial choices in the film's homestretch waste that discipline."

Posted Nov 3, 2009

Chuck Wilson

36 87%

Devil in a Blue Dress (1995)

"Invoking social realism more than pulp fiction, Carl Franklin's Devil in a Blue Dress is an innovative genre film on several counts."

Posted Sep 1, 2009

Rob Nelson

37 80%

Casino (1995)

"To understand that Scorsese suffers for his art, it isn't important to know that he's been married four times, or that he considered joining the Catholic priesthood before choosing the equally masochistic experience of NYU."

Posted Sep 1, 2009

Rob Nelson

38 100%

A Short Film About Love (1988)

"A Short Film About Love, despite its title, has more to do with guilt and remorse and manipulation; it might not be about love at all."

Posted Sep 1, 2009

Rob Nelson

39 83%

A Short Film About Killing (1988)

"Thou Shalt Not Miss"

Posted Sep 1, 2009

Rob Nelson

40 90%

Chungking Express (1996)

"Pure sensation, yes, but with a distinct point of view."

Posted Sep 1, 2009

Rob Nelson

41 90%

Welcome to the Dollhouse (1995)

"Welcome to the Dollhouse puts an ugly duckling through her paces."

Posted Sep 1, 2009

Rob Nelson

42 89%

Planet of the Apes (1968)

"Signifying Monkeys"

Posted Sep 1, 2009

Rob Nelson

43 60%

Independence Day (1996)

"Independence Day Restores Order to the Millennium."

Posted Sep 1, 2009

Rob Nelson

44 89%

Trainspotting (1996)

"A monster hit in Britain, Trainspotting is defiantly contradictory: an exhilarating portrait of heroin use, a black comedy of errors capped off by one character's sarcastic decision to "choose life.""

Posted Sep 1, 2009

Rob Nelson

45 88%

Girls Town (1995)

"Girls Town Subverts the Patriarchy."

Posted Sep 1, 2009

Rob Nelson

46 53%

The Mirror Has Two Faces (1996)

"Princess of Tides"

Posted Sep 1, 2009

Rob Nelson

47 52%

Mars Attacks! (1996)

"The pinko commie Independence Day, Burton's film orders an invasion of little green men not to reinvigorate our all-American bloodlust, but to make us look like complete and utter boobs."

Posted Sep 1, 2009

Rob Nelson

48 87%

Breaking the Waves (1996)

"Von Trier may put his characters and the viewer through the ringer, yet his empathy toward both is unmistakable."

Posted Sep 1, 2009

Rob Nelson

49 64%

SubUrbia (1997)

"Linklater is collaborating with a certified grown-up who also happens to be the screenwriting equivalent of a shock-jock; laid-back bong-hits have been supplanted by endless black-comic cruelty and a lot of sociocultural pissing and moaning."

Posted Sep 1, 2009

Rob Nelson

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