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In the Dark

Rating Title | Year Quote Author
1 43%

She's the Man (2006)

""Maybe it's the movie Shakespeare would have written if he'd been writing movies for teenage girls. Only he wasn't.""

Posted Mar 20, 2006

Jonathan F. Richards

2 35%

Ask the Dust (2006)

"It hammers its characters into situations, rather than letting the situations flow from the characters. It can't seem to get comfortable."

Posted Mar 20, 2006

Jonathan F. Richards

3 ——

The Libertine (2002)

"Depp plays the role with gusto; and despite the movie's self-consciously dim lighting, it shines a welcome light on a largely forgotten figure of English literature."

Posted Mar 18, 2006

Jonathan F. Richards

4 78%

Why We Fight (2006)

"When billions of dollars are at stake, and while politics and the arms industry remain fervently engagd beneath the sheets, the possibilities of relief from the endless cycle of war are not very hopeful."

Posted Mar 18, 2006

Jonathan F. Richards

5 50%

The White Countess (2005)

"The White Countess is enriched by the tremendous talents of its cast, featuring most of the acting Redgraves."

Posted Mar 18, 2006

Jonathan F. Richards

6 22%

The Pink Panther (2006)

"Where Sellers's genius lay in never overtly playing the clown, Martin brings a bit too much of the wild and crazy comedian to the role."

Posted Mar 18, 2006

Jonathan F. Richards

7 88%

The Syrian Bride (2005)

"It works the funnybone and the heartstrings with equal dexterity, and stirs up indignation without raising the blood pressure too much."

Posted Mar 18, 2006

Jonathan F. Richards

8 85%

The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada (2006)

"This is the solid directorial debut of veteran actor Tommy Lee Jones. As a former filmmaker marveled to me, "he's an actor who knows how to direct!""

Posted Mar 18, 2006

Jonathan F. Richards

9 67%

Mrs. Henderson Presents (2006)

" Nobody gets such wholesome pleasure out of taking off their clothes in movies as the English."

Posted Mar 18, 2006

Jonathan F. Richards

10 100%

Edvard Munch (1994)

"Edvard Munch is one of the best expressions on screen of the elusive, indefinable mystery of artistic expression. "

Posted Mar 4, 2006

Jonathan F. Richards

11 73%

Nanny McPhee (2006)

"The whole good-natured, instructive romp has the feel of "Hey kids, let's make a movie for our kids!" "

Posted Mar 4, 2006

Jonathan F. Richards

12 77%

Match Point (2005)

"Match Point is a tremendously unsettling picture. It's not a net cord, but a clean winner. "

Posted Mar 4, 2006

Jonathan F. Richards

13 ——

Casanova (1987)

"Here is a Casanova true to the spirit of the legendary original %u2013 gorgeous, witty, flamboyant, seductive, and delightful company for an evening of pure enjoyment."

Posted Mar 4, 2006

Jonathan F. Richards

14 76%

Transamerica (2006)

"Transamerica is essentially a one-trick pony. And the trick is not captivating enough to make up for its clichés, its sledgehammer direction and its cut-and-paste writing."

Posted Mar 4, 2006

Jonathan F. Richards

15 89%

Matador (1986)

"What writer/director Richard Shepard is after is a look into what it is about violence that we find so appealing."

Posted Mar 4, 2006

Jonathan F. Richards

16 42%

Looking for Comedy in the Muslim World (2006)

"The problem is, a feature-length film about a guy who isn't very funny any more just isn't very funny."

Posted Mar 4, 2006

Jonathan F. Richards

17 82%

The World's Fastest Indian (2005)

"What makes it work is the perfection of Hopkins's performance. He salts this old carcass with layers of life, wit, and determination. "

Posted Mar 4, 2006

Jonathan F. Richards

18 62%

The New World (2005)

"Somewhere deep inside Terrence Malick's head, there is a beautiful movie playing. It may be a brilliant movie, but we'll never really know."

Posted Feb 21, 2006

Jonathan F. Richards

19 71%

The World (Shijie) (2005)

"That The World has been granted official sanction in China reflects either carelessness or a new broadmindedness ... It does not paint a pretty picture of modern China. "

Posted Jan 29, 2006

Jonathan F. Richards

20 44%

Casanova (2005)

"Here is a Casanova true to the spirit of the legendary original %u2013 gorgeous, witty, flamboyant, seductive, and delightful company for an evening of pure enjoyment."

Posted Jan 25, 2006

Jonathan F. Richards

21 80%

Electric Shadows (Meng ying tong nian) (2005)

"Ms. Xiang has made the kind of movie that her movie is about. It defies sophistication."

Posted Jan 25, 2006

Jonathan F. Richards

22 87%

Brokeback Mountain (2005)

"Brokeback Mountain is about men and women, and how different they are from each other, and the ways in which they are different."

Posted Jan 25, 2006

Jonathan F. Richards

23 87%

A History of Violence (2005)

"Director David Cronenberg (Crash) has a taste for violence, and here he gets to indulge in it to what we would hope is his heart's content."

Posted Jan 7, 2006

Jonathan F. Richards

24 90%

Capote (2005)

"Capote is a tale of two monsters."

Posted Jan 7, 2006

Jonathan F. Richards

25 35%

Memoirs of a Geisha (2005)

"What we get ... is a romance comic, richly illustrated but disposable."

Posted Jan 7, 2006

Jonathan F. Richards

26 10%

Aeon Flux (2005)

"Aeon Flux is gaudily glamorous and riotously witless. At the same time, it's kind of fun."

Posted Dec 10, 2005

Jonathan F. Richards

27 88%

Bad Education (La Mala educación) (2004)

"It is also the first movie from this noted celebrator of women in which the only girls are boys."

Posted Sep 15, 2005

Jonathan F. Richards

28 83%

Heart of the Beholder (2008)

"It would be nice to report that the result is a little gem, but it wouldn't be true. It's told with enthusiasm, but with very little artistry."

Posted Sep 15, 2005

Jonathan F. Richards

29 92%

Saraband (2003)

"Like much of Bergman's later work, Saraband has a guiltily confessional, autobiographical feel to it."

Posted Sep 13, 2005

Jonathan F. Richards

30 59%

The Milagro Beanfield War (1988)

Posted Sep 12, 2005

Jonathan F. Richards

31 90%

L' Amour l'Après-Midi (Chloe in the Afternoon) (Love in the Afternoon) (1972)

Posted Sep 12, 2005

Jonathan F. Richards

32 98%

Chinatown (1974)

Posted Sep 12, 2005

Jonathan F. Richards

33 39%

The First Wives Club (1996)

Posted Sep 12, 2005

Jonathan F. Richards

34 36%

Asylum (2005)

"Curiously, though, for a movie about psychiatrists and their patients and families, it fails conspicuously at getting inside the heads of its characters."

Posted Sep 12, 2005

Jonathan F. Richards

35 79%

The Aristocrats (2005)

"So how can a joke that everybody knows, that has been told and retold at least since vaudeville was young, still get laughs? The secret is in the telling."

Posted Aug 29, 2005

Jonathan F. Richards

36 92%

Tarnation (2004)

"For some audiences it will be electrifying and important. Others will find it wears out its welcome long before the closing credits roll."

Posted Jan 18, 2005

Jonathan F. Richards

37 55%

The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou (2004)

"Anderson uses laconic the way the Three Stooges use pies"

Posted Dec 27, 2004

Jonathan F. Richards

38 87%

The Aviator (2004)

Posted Dec 20, 2004

Jonathan F. Richards

39 55%

Ocean's Twelve (2004)

Posted Dec 14, 2004

Jonathan F. Richards

40 83%

Broadway: The Golden Age, by the Legends Who Were There (2004)

Posted Dec 7, 2004

Jonathan F. Richards

41 90%

Kinsey (2004)

Posted Nov 29, 2004

Jonathan F. Richards

42 96%

Sideways (2004)

Posted Nov 22, 2004

Jonathan F. Richards

43 92%

Vera Drake (2004)

Posted Oct 26, 2004

Jonathan F. Richards

44 36%

Touch of Pink (2004)

Posted Oct 18, 2004

Jonathan F. Richards

45 62%

I Heart Huckabees (2004)

Posted Oct 18, 2004

Jonathan F. Richards

46 81%

Friday Night Lights (2004)

Posted Oct 12, 2004

Jonathan F. Richards

47 84%

The Motorcycle Diaries (Diarios de Motocicleta) (2004)

Posted Oct 12, 2004

Jonathan F. Richards

48 96%

Festival Express (2003)

Posted Oct 5, 2004

Jonathan F. Richards

49 90%

Mean Creek (2004)

Posted Sep 28, 2004

Jonathan F. Richards

50 66%

Bright Young Things (2003)

Posted Sep 21, 2004

Jonathan F. Richards

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