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Rating Title | Year Quote Author
1 83%

Drinking Buddies (2013)

"A realistic look at choices today's unmarried youths must make."

Posted Aug 17, 2013

Harvey S. Karten

2 88%

Django Unchained (2012)

"Reminds you why you love the movies the way that only Quentin Tarantino cam. Christoph Waltz is a flawless charmer."

Posted Jun 4, 2013

Katherine Brodsky

3 80%

Barney's Version (2011)

"...charming and moving. It is at once both sardonically funny and bitterly sad."

Posted Jun 4, 2013

Katherine Brodsky

4 92%

Incendies (2011)

"To say that 'Incendies' is an intense film would be a gross understatement. It is a disturbingly painful film that is difficult to shake off. "

Posted Jun 4, 2013

Katherine Brodsky

5 49%

No Strings Attached (2011)

"In some ways, "No Strings Attached" plays out rather conventionally within its genre. At the same time, there is a certain rawness to it that makes it fresher than most rom-com flicks."

Posted Jun 4, 2013

Katherine Brodsky

6 87%

Black Swan (2010)

"Darren Aronofsky takes you to the edge and pushes you beyond...A visceral experience, set to an intoxicating score and cinematography."

Posted Jun 4, 2013

Katherine Brodsky

7 69%

Bride Flight (2011)

"An expensively filmed chick flick about three Dutch women who seek a better life among the Kiwis."

Posted May 17, 2011

Harvey S. Karten

8 60%

Water for Elephants (2011)

"One of the better pics from Hollywood but you won't want to run away to join this circus."

Posted Apr 21, 2011

Harvey S. Karten

9 87%

Budrus (2010)

"An intense, albeit one-sided, documentary on location during demonstrations by the Palestinians in the village of Budrus against Israeli encroachments."

Posted Apr 14, 2011

Harvey S. Karten

10 No Score Yet

Zuijia paidang daxian shentong, (Aces Go Places II ) (1984)

Posted Apr 4, 2011

Kage Alan

11 92%

Standing In The Shadows of Motown (2002)

Posted Apr 4, 2011

Kage Alan

12 No Score Yet

Mr. Ice Cream Man ()

Posted Apr 4, 2011

Kage Alan

13 No Score Yet

Nu xia mai ren tou (Heads for Sale) ()

Posted Apr 4, 2011

Kage Alan

14 No Score Yet

Just Can't Get Enough (2001)

Posted Apr 4, 2011

Kage Alan

15 30%

Sanctum (2011)

"Lacking plot and witty dialogue, this deserves a 'fresh' strictly for its photography."

Posted Feb 3, 2011

Harvey S. Karten

16 96%

True Grit (2010)

"Its great strength is its contrast between a brash young innocent and a seen-it-all, laid-back older man."

Posted Dec 19, 2010

Harvey S. Karten

17 No Score Yet

Immortally Yours (Kiss of the Vampire) (2009)

Posted Aug 19, 2010

Kage Alan

18 57%

Irreversible (2002)

"Contains crippling, extended acts of sexual violence and general inhumanity, yet, under the bleeding rawness of it all, was a film of brilliant technical achievement and unrivaled, unrelenting ferocity."

Posted Dec 28, 2009

Brian Orndorf

19 81%

The Royal Tenenbaums (2002)

"The filmmaker's great conjunction picture, where every element, from casting to cinematography, found perfect alignment, bringing about Anderson's most emotionally pulling, visually arresting feature."

Posted Dec 28, 2009

Brian Orndorf

20 79%

Punch-Drunk Love (2002)

"While certainly sweet, Love is more compelling as a veiled threat, with Anderson jerking the audience around, wielding abrasive characters and hostile situations in a manner I've come to adore."

Posted Dec 28, 2009

Brian Orndorf

21 95%

Lost In Translation (2003)

"A relationship picture with elegant connective tissue; it's brittle and real, focused on the nuances of body language and unspoken desire, while indulging in a cheeky bit of knowing absurdity when the mood strikes."

Posted Dec 28, 2009

Brian Orndorf

22 85%

Kill Bill: Volume 1 (2003)

"A head-spinning dream project of extraordinarily bi-polar, nutso invention, Vol. 1 is a candy store rampage, cheering on Tarantino's fetishes as he built a colorful war machine of ideal double-feature dementia."

Posted Dec 28, 2009

Brian Orndorf

23 79%

Open Range (2003)

"Range is handed a stunning period scope by Costner's directorial eye, while forming an unexpectedly tender core to help endear these character past their grizzled exterior."

Posted Dec 17, 2009

Brian Orndorf

24 87%

X2: X-Men United (2003)

"For this brief shining moment, the "X-Men" universe held perfect pitch, and funny book movies had a new standard of execution to live up to."

Posted Dec 7, 2009

Brian Orndorf

25 7%

Glitter (2001)

Posted Mar 31, 2007

Brian Orndorf

26 8%

Summer Catch (2001)

"The element of Summer Catch that sours it all for good is that so many actors decided it would be a good idea to be in this film."

Posted Mar 31, 2007

Brian Orndorf

27 6%

Corky Romano (2001)

Posted Mar 31, 2007

Brian Orndorf

28 94%

American Splendor (2003)

EDIT

Posted Oct 29, 2006

29 80%

MacArthur Park (2001)

EDIT

Posted Oct 29, 2006

30 100%

Melvin Goes to Dinner (2003)

EDIT

Posted Oct 29, 2006

31 38%

Children of the Corn (1984)

Posted Oct 29, 2006

Kage Alan

32 No Score Yet

The Apocalypse (1997)

EDIT

Posted Oct 29, 2006

33 48%

Open Season (2006)

"Mischievous and spunky, it's aimed at family fun."

Posted Sep 28, 2006

Susan Granger

34 37%

The Guardian (2006)

"An exciting crowd-pleaser, examining what it takes - physically and psychologically - to be a hero. Think of it as "Top Fin"!"

Posted Sep 28, 2006

Susan Granger

35 33%

Flyboys (2006)

"In the sky, the scenes soar - but the ground story never takes off."

Posted Sep 28, 2006

Susan Granger

36 63%

Jackass: Number Two (2006)

"It tells us seomthing about the demoralizing state of movie audiences today when donkey dung like this tops the box-office."

Posted Sep 28, 2006

Susan Granger

37 87%

The Last King of Scotland (2006)

"Featuring an extraordinary, Oscar-worthy performance by Forest Whitaker, this gripping drama interweaves historical fact with fiction into an edgy, eye-riveting tale."

Posted Sep 27, 2006

Susan Granger

38 73%

Jet Li's Fearless (Huo Yuan Jia) (Legend of a Fighter) (2006)

"While no "Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon," this chop-socky features Jet Li's flying fists and feet doing Chinese We Shu martial arts."

Posted Sep 22, 2006

Susan Granger

39 11%

All The King's Men (2006)

"Ponderous and pretentious - nstead of a timeless, relevant political commentary, it just feels discordant and tediously dated."

Posted Sep 22, 2006

Susan Granger

40 42%

Gridiron Gang (2006)

"No sappy sports cliche or trite inspirational slogan is ignored."

Posted Sep 20, 2006

Susan Granger

41 3%

The Covenant (2006)

"This supernatural story doesn't muster much horror, much less tap into the thriller aspect."

Posted Sep 14, 2006

Susan Granger

42 32%

The Black Dahlia (2006)

"Plot threads get tangled in a florid web of confusion, and the cast's tawdry, melodramatic antics often evoke unintentional amusement."

Posted Sep 14, 2006

Susan Granger

43 41%

Beerfest (2006)

"This tepid celebration of binge drinking goes flat fast."

Posted Sep 8, 2006

Susan Granger

44 21%

The Quiet (2006)

"Perversely sordid, some of the creepy soft-core scenes cross the lurid line of bad taste."

Posted Sep 4, 2006

Susan Granger

45 61%

Crank (2006)

"A reckless, relentless rush that goes nowhere in an exhausting 83 minutes."

Posted Sep 2, 2006

Susan Granger

46 69%

Hollywoodland (2006)

"Ben Affleck exudes sleaziness, Diane Lane is slyly manipulative and Adrien Brody scores as the scummy gumshoe...it's an enigmatic and intriguing tale."

Posted Aug 31, 2006

Susan Granger

47 36%

Accepted (2006)

"Subversive, sophomoric comedy"

Posted Aug 26, 2006

Susan Granger

48 74%

The Illusionist (2006)

"This lavishly romantic tale of magic and mystery is utterly spellbinding, teasing and tantalizing you with the truth while juggling smoke and mirrors."

Posted Aug 26, 2006

Susan Granger

49 93%

Lassie (2006)

"Yes, they're still making a few timeless, sentimental family films the way they used to - with no CGI."

Posted Aug 26, 2006

Susan Granger