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Rating Title | Year Quote Author
1 75%

House of Sand and Fog (2003)

"Lack of sympathy for the beautiful but flaky heroine undermines the dramatic framework of "House" like a swarm of hungry termites."

Posted Nov 21, 2003

Jules Brenner

2 64%

The Rapture (1991)

Posted Nov 20, 2003

Jules Brenner

3 85%

Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World (2003)

"This is a movie that lives up to its heroic title. We hail Weir and Crowe and say, "more, more!""

Posted Nov 20, 2003

Jules Brenner

4 37%

Standard Time (Anything But Love) (2002)

Posted Nov 18, 2003

Jules Brenner

5 47%

1900 (Novecento) (1976)

Posted Nov 18, 2003

Jules Brenner

6 65%

The Last Samurai (2003)

"Director Zwick has raised the effectiveness of combat scenes by tempering them with respectful homage to the sensitive side of Japan's unique history and culture."

Posted Nov 18, 2003

Jules Brenner

7 36%

The Visual Bible: The Gospel of John (2003)

EDIT

Posted Nov 17, 2003

8 100%

The Crying Game (1992)

Posted Nov 17, 2003

Jules Brenner

9 58%

The Missing (2003)

"While another director might have gone for the elemental saga of the western, Howard keeps the proportions far more effective by maintaining a human scale."

Posted Nov 17, 2003

Jules Brenner

10 63%

Love Actually (2003)

"Go, you weapy-eyed romantics. It's too long but mostly fun, actually."

Posted Nov 16, 2003

Jules Brenner

11 29%

Made in America (1993)

Posted Nov 13, 2003

Jules Brenner

12 90%

Georgy Girl (1966)

Posted Nov 13, 2003

Jules Brenner

13 92%

The Deer Hunter (1978)

Posted Nov 11, 2003

Jules Brenner

14 100%

Jakob, der Lügner (Jacob the Liar) (1975)

Posted Nov 11, 2003

Jules Brenner

15 89%

Viskningar och Rop (Cries and Whispers) (1972)

Posted Nov 11, 2003

Jules Brenner

16 95%

Ran (1985)

Posted Nov 11, 2003

Jules Brenner

17 67%

Big Wednesday (1978)

Posted Nov 10, 2003

Jules Brenner

18 53%

Veronica Guerin (2003)

"Plays well as a public service in bringing to world attention the details of the alarming event and, perhaps, as a cautionary tale for students in Journalism 101."

Posted Nov 9, 2003

Jules Brenner

19 55%

Wind (1992)

Posted Nov 7, 2003

Jules Brenner

20 76%

Sea of Love (1989)

Posted Nov 7, 2003

Jules Brenner

21 31%

F/X2 (F/X 2: The Deadly Art of Illusion) (1991)

Posted Nov 6, 2003

Jules Brenner

22 22%

Money Train (1995)

Posted Nov 6, 2003

Jules Brenner

23 83%

Introducing Dorothy Dandridge (2000)

Posted Nov 6, 2003

Jules Brenner

24 91%

Shattered Glass (2003)

"As an exposé it's grippingly well paced, but what motivated that first step of deception? Apparently, Glass isn't worth consulting, and his shrink isn't talking."

Posted Nov 6, 2003

Jules Brenner

25 84%

Gloomy Sunday (Ein Lied von Liebe und Tod) (2003)

"Erika Marozsán exquisitely compensates for the schmaltzy wanderings in an imperfect but tantalizing tale that has sadness and steaminess on the menu."

Posted Nov 2, 2003

Jules Brenner

26 84%

Pieces of April (2003)

"The predictability factor is as steady as a simmering saute but there's enough spice in the company of lead Katie Holmes to make this a savory meal."

Posted Nov 2, 2003

Jules Brenner

27 100%

The Grey Fox (1982)

Posted Oct 31, 2003

Jules Brenner

28 36%

The Matrix Revolutions (2003)

"Concludes a complex journey through time, space and multi-dimensions, dealing with the evil ambition that pervades worlds."

Posted Oct 31, 2003

Jules Brenner

29 95%

Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977)

Posted Oct 28, 2003

Jules Brenner

30 72%

Girl With a Pearl Earring (2004)

"As the camera lingers on the big eyes and lush lips of the subject, creating havoc in the very household of the admiring painter, it makes art out of speculation."

Posted Oct 28, 2003

Jules Brenner

31 67%

New York, New York (1977)

Posted Oct 27, 2003

Jules Brenner

32 76%

Expiration ()

"It lost me in an "all-in-one-day into night" fog of sequencing and generally unsavvy storytelling."

Posted Oct 27, 2003

Jules Brenner

33 34%

In the Cut (2003)

"Campion creates a nearly lethal dose of emotion-deprivation, turning spine tickling dread into something nearly dreadful."

Posted Oct 27, 2003

Jules Brenner

34 80%

21 Grams (2003)

"The consequences of loss rippling through the lives of strangers is a solid story shaken by mixmaster editing but the performances make 21 Grams a heavyweight."

Posted Oct 25, 2003

Jules Brenner

35 14%

Beyond Borders (2003)

"A romantic thriller in a quasi documentary setting where desert tents and ramshackle buildings are as spotlessly dust-free as London townhouses."

Posted Oct 23, 2003

Jules Brenner

36 37%

Sylvia (2003)

"Unless you're an artist with an abiding pain and a tendency toward finality as a satisfactory means to end it, you're not likely to get emotionally drawn in."

Posted Oct 21, 2003

Jules Brenner

37 72%

Runaway Jury (2003)

"As a subject for drama, and despite the presiding incredulity of the premise, this one does pack some heat."

Posted Oct 20, 2003

Jules Brenner

38 89%

Crocodile Dundee (1986)

Posted Oct 17, 2003

Jules Brenner

39 94%

Barry Lyndon (1975)

Posted Oct 17, 2003

Jules Brenner

40 77%

The Cooler (2003)

"If this story about the management of a Las Vegas casino doesn't attract a wide audience, a breakthrough performance in it should turn the trick. Maria Bello rules!"

Posted Oct 17, 2003

Jules Brenner

41 75%

The Lost Boys (1987)

Posted Oct 15, 2003

Jules Brenner

42 100%

Three Colors: Red (Trois couleurs: Rouge) (1994)

Posted Oct 15, 2003

Jules Brenner

43 94%

Glengarry Glen Ross (1992)

Posted Oct 15, 2003

Jules Brenner

44 ——

Way It All Went Down ()

EDIT

Posted Oct 14, 2003

45 85%

Kill Bill: Volume 1 (2003)

"Tarantino combines babes, steel, revenge and cinematic artistry into something elemental."

Posted Oct 12, 2003

Jules Brenner

46 39%

The Singing Detective (2003)

"Comic strip minds are the most likely to understand and, even, appreciate its play between the real and the unreal, though the ground under both is dark and shaky."

Posted Oct 10, 2003

Jules Brenner

47 42%

The Event (2003)

"The intricate structure of the movie is well handled but its world is a stifling capsule. Dukakis is in a zone!"

Posted Oct 9, 2003

Jules Brenner

48 65%

Out of Time (2003)

"Washington's complex cool and the question of making it come out right holds you in its grasp to the end."

Posted Oct 9, 2003

Jules Brenner

49 94%

Prince of the City (1981)

Posted Oct 8, 2003

Jules Brenner

50 57%

Kafka (1991)

Posted Oct 8, 2003

Jules Brenner

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