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Rating Title | Year Quote Author
1 76%

Tian bian yi duo yun (The Wayward Cloud) (2005)

"As the title implies, watching the film is an experience that's rather directionless."

Posted Sep 24, 2005

Jeremy Heilman

2 57%

Drawing Restraint 9 (2005)

"[Barney's] pieces are wrought with meaning, and it's best to approach them with the mindset that literally everything on screen is loaded with significance"

Posted Sep 20, 2005

Jeremy Heilman

3 100%

Geuk jang jeon (Tale of Cinema) (2005)

"Hong Sang-soo, a one-note but compelling Korean auteur, returns to his familiar obsessions with his best results to date here."

Posted Sep 20, 2005

Jeremy Heilman

4 93%

Nobody Knows (Dare mo shiranai) (2004)

"Despite the downbeat premise, the director focuses on his characters' momentary pleasures."

Posted Sep 20, 2005

Jeremy Heilman

5 89%

Cache (Hidden) (2005)

"[It] is a superb piece of work, made by a master of the form, yet I'm not quite sure how much I like it. By design, it's a purposely-unsatisfying contraption."

Posted Sep 20, 2005

Jeremy Heilman

6 59%

Mary (2008)

"A serious-minded film about the confusion and anxiety that mark a true inquisition into one's faith."

Posted Sep 20, 2005

Jeremy Heilman

7 88%

Nun va Goldoon (A Moment of Innocence) (Bread and Flower) (1999)

"There are moments here that are phenomenal."

Posted Sep 4, 2005

Jeremy Heilman

8 93%

Grizzly Man (2005)

"Veteran director Werner Herzog finds factual subject matter that feels right up his thematic alley in Grizzly Man."

Posted Sep 4, 2005

Jeremy Heilman

9 76%

Tropical Malady (2005)

"Apichatpong poetically expresses the transformative quality of love, realizing a kind of intense profundity that simply could not be reached in any other medium."

Posted Aug 7, 2005

Jeremy Heilman

10 46%

Dark Water (2005)

Posted Jul 31, 2005

Jeremy Heilman

11 82%

Hustle & Flow (2005)

Posted Jul 31, 2005

Jeremy Heilman

12 57%

Last Days (2005)

Posted Jul 25, 2005

Jeremy Heilman

13 82%

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2005)

"Though the idea of a Burton / Dahl collaboration would seem a perfect aligning of sensibilities, it becomes incredibly apparent that the director's pretenses get in the way of Dahl's simpler intent."

Posted Jul 25, 2005

Jeremy Heilman

14 100%

The Narrow Margin (1952)

Posted Jul 18, 2005

Jeremy Heilman

15 32%

Pretty Persuasion (2005)

"The audacious, decidedly un-P.C. film lashes out in all directions, with considerable cynicism and double the wit."

Posted Jul 18, 2005

Jeremy Heilman

16 96%

L'Argent (1983)

"The ending, most of all, shows Bresson's ability to find an alternate route to grace, given the circumstances."

Posted Jun 12, 2005

Jeremy Heilman

17 60%

Alice et Martin (Alice and Martin) (2000)

"Binoche's character is sketchily drawn. Although she gives an admirable, unshowy performance, her role is underwritten, with the script frequently using her as the engine that propels the plot."

Posted Jun 5, 2005

Jeremy Heilman

18 100%

The Wind (1928)

Posted Apr 25, 2005

Jeremy Heilman

19 47%

Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil (1997)

Posted Apr 23, 2005

Jeremy Heilman

20 78%

Sin City (2005)

"Sin City's noir trappings are just empty attitude."

Posted Apr 23, 2005

Jeremy Heilman

21 87%

Howl's Moving Castle (2005)

"A treasure. Its wonders come so constantly that one can almost start to take them for granted."

Posted Apr 9, 2005

Jeremy Heilman

22 84%

Three...Extremes (Saam gaang yi) (2005)

"The consistently high production values and legitimately creepy storylines ensure that even those who don't consider themselves horror fans will likely feel satisfied after this three-course meal."

Posted Apr 9, 2005

Jeremy Heilman

23 92%

The Color of Money (1986)

"For the bulk of the run time, The Color of Money excels on its intended terms as a sexy genre picture, mostly thanks to an energetic star turn courtesy of Tom Cruise."

Posted Mar 13, 2005

Jeremy Heilman

24 100%

The Letter (1940)

Posted Mar 13, 2005

Jeremy Heilman

25 88%

Twentieth Century (1934)

"Less a backstage farce than prototypical screwball, Howard Hawks' brilliantly funny Twentieth Century set the stage for the subgenre that most consider the peak of American screen humor."

Posted Mar 13, 2005

Jeremy Heilman

26 ——

Koroshiya 1: The Animation Episode 0 (2002)

Posted Feb 19, 2005

Jeremy Heilman

27 100%

Thieves' Highway (1949)

"Dassin's film emerges as a rather searing, wide-reaching indictment of the necessary evils of doing business in the United States"

Posted Feb 19, 2005

Jeremy Heilman

28 100%

Northwest Passage (1940)

Posted Feb 13, 2005

Jeremy Heilman

29 53%

Alexandra's Project (2003)

Posted Feb 13, 2005

Jeremy Heilman

30 100%

The Killers (1946)

Posted Jan 16, 2005

Jeremy Heilman

31 88%

Junior Bonner (1972)

"A superior rodeo movie."

Posted Jan 15, 2005

Jeremy Heilman

32 61%

E tu vivrai nel terrore - L'aldilà (The Beyond) (1981)

Posted Jan 15, 2005

Jeremy Heilman

33 88%

Bad Education (La Mala educación) (2004)

"It's ironic that the last image that Pedro Almodovar's Bad Education offers us is a close-up of the Spanish word 'pasión,' because the film feels far too rarefied and precise for its own good."

Posted Dec 5, 2004

Jeremy Heilman

34 16%

Alexander (2004)

"It occasionally fumbles and it sometimes feels downright hokey, but it cumulatively earns a feeling of gravity and reverence that fully justifies its extended running time."

Posted Dec 5, 2004

Jeremy Heilman

35 100%

Rain (1932)

Posted Nov 21, 2004

Jeremy Heilman

36 100%

Shanghai Express (1932)

Posted Nov 21, 2004

Jeremy Heilman

37 97%

The Incredibles (2004)

"Since it's too much a crowd-pleaser to be critical of the violent payoff that it delivers, it's tough not to take its apparent message seriously."

Posted Nov 8, 2004

Jeremy Heilman

38 90%

Wanda (1971)

"Wanda is rather out of step with the other, more famous, lovers-on-the-run films of its period."

Posted Oct 26, 2004

Jeremy Heilman

39 95%

The Private Life of Sherlock Holmes (1970)

"Wilder's after something more profound than a simple mystery tale here and to a large extent he succeeds in his quest to cast the man in relief when held up against The Legend"

Posted Oct 25, 2004

Jeremy Heilman

40 26%

Anatomy of Hell (2004)

"It might not be a film that can be taken too literally, that doesn't mean it shouldn't be taken seriously."

Posted Oct 15, 2004

Jeremy Heilman

41 99%

Moolaadé (2004)

"Inspiring, primal, confrontational, funny, and direct, Moolaade lives up to the hype."

Posted Oct 6, 2004

Jeremy Heilman

42 92%

Tarnation (2004)

Posted Oct 6, 2004

Jeremy Heilman

43 62%

I Heart Huckabees (2004)

"Even though I ♥ Huckabees might have more on its mind than any American film this year, the entire time I watched it, a goofy grin was plastered on my face."

Posted Oct 6, 2004

Jeremy Heilman

44 67%

Notre Musique (2004)

"Though Godard has often mixed avant-garde technique with conventional narrative in the past, here there's a firm line dividing the two modes from one another, and it makes the film much more cohesive, but a bit less intoxicating."

Posted Oct 6, 2004

Jeremy Heilman

45 64%

Ghost in the Shell 2 - Innocence (2004)

"It's regrettable, but perhaps a bit predictable, that a film that is this forward-looking in its graphic construction is saddled with a commonplace plotline."

Posted Sep 5, 2004

Jeremy Heilman

46 32%

When Will I Be Loved (2004)

"Intellectually, you can respect the desire here to mesh low and high culture, black and white culture, and a Hollywood plot with an indie aesthetic, but for all of the ambition, there's very little that's able to enhance the characterizations."

Posted Sep 5, 2004

Jeremy Heilman

47 100%

Lessons of Darkness (1995)

"One of the few films that truly deserves to be labeled with the adjective astonishing."

Posted Sep 4, 2004

Jeremy Heilman

48 78%

Woman is the Future of Man (Yeojaneun namjaui miraeda) (2004)

Posted Aug 29, 2004

Jeremy Heilman

49 86%

Collateral (2004)

"Clearly one of the year's most impressive and sustained directorial tour-de-forces."

Posted Aug 15, 2004

Jeremy Heilman

50 48%

Silver City (2004)

Posted Aug 15, 2004

Jeremy Heilman

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