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Betsy Bozdech

Betsy Bozdech
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
3.5/4 82% Into the Wild (2007) Sean Penn's gorgeous, tragic film is both an advertisement for wanderlust and a sobering cautionary tale.‐
Read More | Posted Sep 28, 2007
1.5/4 76% The Last Winter (2007) Sure, global warming is scary, but chances are even Al Gore would be baffled by Larry Fessenden's moody, Arctic-set 'eco-thriller.'‐
Read More | Posted Sep 28, 2007
1.5/4 7% Silk (2007) The movie looks gorgeous ... but the story never really builds momentum; you keep waiting for the 'real' action to start, but it never does.‐
Read More | Posted Sep 14, 2007
2.5/4 52% Mr. Bean's Holiday (2007) Rowan Atkinson's second feature-length outing as the bumbling Brit has moments of genuine humor and charm, but overall, [it's] more of a mini-break than a full vacation‐
Read More | Posted Aug 24, 2007
2.5/4 27% Evening (2007) Despite strong performances from its excellent cast, Lajos Koltai's wistful adaptation of Susan Minot's novel doesn't quite connect.‐
Read More | Posted Jun 29, 2007
2/4 74% La Vie en Rose (La Mome) (2007) Vivid and emotional--but also disjointed and melodramatic--Olivier Dahan's Edith Piaf biopic ... is all about Marion Cotillard's passionate performance.‐
Read More | Posted Jun 16, 2007
3/4 78% Crazy Love (2007) Dan Klores' documentary proves that truth really is stranger than fiction as it spins the tale of an infamous crime of passion--and its unbelievable result.‐
Read More | Posted Jun 8, 2007
3.5/4 94% Away From Her (2007) Spare and poignantly bittersweet, Sarah Polley's wrenching romantic drama ... delves into the painful effects of Alzheimer's disease.‐
Read More | Posted May 18, 2007
2/4 75% Black Book (2007) Paul Verhoeven's well-acted but overblown (and overly long) WWII thriller ... is like The Diary of Anne Frank by way of Basic Instinct.‐
Read More | Posted May 11, 2007
2/4 43% In the Land of Women (2007) Wistful and uneven, Jonathan Kasdan's [drama] is like Garden State by way of a John Hughes movie -- but less engaging than either.‐
Read More | Posted Apr 20, 2007
2.5/4 58% First Snow (2007) Fate plays havoc with a salesman's existence in [this] bleak psychological thriller about life and death in the New Mexico desert.‐
Read More | Posted Apr 13, 2007
1.5/4 8% Gray Matters (2007) Heather Graham's nonstop perky chattering is more annoying than cute in [this] uneven, unrealistic romantic comedy about a rather bizarre love triangle.‐
Read More | Posted Feb 25, 2007
2.5/4 70% Amazing Grace (2007) Blending period drama with message-driven political wrangling, Amazing Grace is as earnest and well-intentioned as it is unsurprising.‐
Read More | Posted Feb 25, 2007
3/4 93% The Lives of Others (2006) Human nature trumps all in [this] thoughtful, engrossing tale of intrigue and instinct in 1980s East Germany.‐
Read More | Posted Feb 9, 2007
3/4 89% Venus (2006) Master thespian Peter O'Toole proves he's still at the top of his game in [this] poignant, complicated tale about mortality and passion.‐
Read More | Posted Dec 22, 2006
2.5/4 65% Apocalypto (2006) As an action piece, Mel Gibson's violent, subtitled Mayan epic is engrossing, but it lacks a real emotional hook.‐
Read More | Posted Dec 8, 2006
3.5/4 11% Kung Pow! Enter the Fist (2002) Steve Oedekerk's ode to bad '70s Hong Kong cinema is a gleefully bizarre combination of loving homage and merciless satire, bad special effects and unexpected jokes.‐
Read More | Posted Nov 9, 2006
3/4 91% Dinner Rush (2001) Bob Giraldi's tight, well-paced movie is an example of what ensemble filmmaking can be when it's done correctly.‐
Read More | Posted Nov 6, 2006
1.5/4 4% Serving Sara (2002) A trite, forced bore that squanders the talents of everyone involved.‐
Read More | Posted Nov 6, 2006
3/4 80% Little Children (2006) Although thought-provoking and full of outstanding performances, Little Children still can't escape a little of the same ambivalence that traps its suburban characters.‐
Read More | Posted Oct 6, 2006
2.5/4 56% Keeping Mum (2006) The latest in a long line of 'quirky little English village' comedies is charming enough, but Keeping Mum doesn't break any new ground.‐
Read More | Posted Sep 29, 2006
3/4 76% A Guide to Recognizing Your Saints (2006) Chaos, grit, and bravado run rampant through the streets of 1986 Queens in writer/director Dito Montiel's well-acted ... adaptation of his own memoir.‐
Read More | Posted Sep 29, 2006
1/4 13% Haven (2006) Orlando Bloom swaps swashbuckling swords and Elvish arrows for crimes of island passion in this murky, confusing thriller.‐
Read More | Posted Sep 22, 2006
3/4 90% Our Song (2001) At times, Our Song feels like a documentary, never once seeming forced or far-fetched.‐
Posted Sep 1, 2006
3/4 72% Bubble (2006) Versatile director Steven Soderbergh leaves the bright lights of Las Vegas far behind for this quiet, stark tale of friendship and murder in a small Midwestern town.‐
Read More | Posted Sep 1, 2006
2/4 19% Thunderbirds (2004) Ultra-campy marionettes come to blah life in director Jonathan Frakes' souped-up but poorly written adaptation of the cult English sci-fi kids' show.‐
Read More | Posted Sep 1, 2006
2.5/4 61% Saved! (2004) Faith takes a hip, raised-eyebrow beating in this biting yet surprisingly earnest dark comedy.‐
Read More | Posted Aug 31, 2006
3/4 64% 13 Going on 30 (2004) Alias superspy Jennifer Garner makes the most of her first starring role and discovers that love -- and navigating adult life -- really is a battlefield.‐
Read More | Posted Aug 31, 2006
2/4 8% First Daughter (2004) Sweet but unremarkable, First Daughter is never quite as cute as its star.‐
Read More | Posted Aug 31, 2006
3/4 81% Hellboy (2004) Stylish sci-fi director Guillermo Del Toro brings Mike Mignola's stone-fisted, horny (literally!) cult comic book hero to life in this wry, glossy adventure.‐
Read More | Posted Aug 31, 2006
1.5/4 29% The Alamo (2004) Not even good sets, plenty of historical detail, and Billy Bob Thornton can put life into director John Lee Hancock's slow-moving, poorly acted Texan saga.‐
Read More | Posted Aug 31, 2006
3/4 44% Casanova (2005) While not quite as irresistibly seductive as its title character, Casanova is the perfect cinematic one-night stand: charming, romantic and awfully easy on the eyes.‐
Read More | Posted Aug 31, 2006
2.5/4 40% Scoop (2006) Woody Allen's London-set comedy caper doesn't break any new ground, but he and Match Point muse Scarlett Johansson are good for some odd-couple laughs.‐
Read More | Posted Aug 31, 2006
3.5/4 81% A Prairie Home Companion (2006) You don't have to be an NPR junkie to appreciate Garrison Keillor and Robert Altman's sweet, gently funny tale about an old-fashioned radio show taking its last bow.‐
Read More | Posted Aug 31, 2006
3/4 52% Strangers with Candy (2005) Amy Sedaris suits up as everyone's favorite former-prostitute/drug addict-turned-high school student in the long-awaited--and quite funny--big-screen version of the cult TV series.‐
Read More | Posted Aug 31, 2006
2.5/4 52% Down in the Valley (2006) Edward Norton and Evan Rachel Wood turn in strong lead performances, but their talent alone isn't enough to set David Jacobson's sun-bleached, modern-day Western on fire.‐
Read More | Posted Aug 31, 2006
3/4 76% Factotum (2006) Matt Dillon gets gritty--and drinks a lot--in director Bent Hamer's interesting but uneven adaptation of Charles Bukowski's acclaimed novel.‐
Read More | Posted Aug 31, 2006
3/4 90% Half Nelson (2006) Strong performances by stars Ryan Gosling and Shareeka Epps elevate this gritty indie about an idealistic inner-city teacher who's crippled by drugs.‐
Read More | Posted Aug 31, 2006
2/4 42% Two Weeks Notice (2002) A formulaic romantic comedy that never quite makes up for in charm what it lacks in originality.‐
Posted Dec 19, 2002
2.5/4 70% White Oleander (2002) Engrossing and affecting, if ultimately not quite satisfying.‐
Posted Oct 10, 2002
3.5/4 63% The Powerpuff Girls - The Movie (2002) From the action to the characters to the humor, it's one of the brightest entries in this summer's family-movie showdown.‐
Posted Jul 3, 2002
2.5/4 44% Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood (2002) What redeems the film is the cast, particularly the Ya-Yas themselves.‐
Posted Jun 7, 2002
1.5/4 28% Life or Something Like It (2002) Suffers from a decided lack of creative storytelling.‐
Read More | Posted Apr 26, 2002
1.5/4 7% Dragonfly (2002) This Sixth Sense-wannabe is ultimately both predictable and as choked with cinematic cliches as Costner's resume is with post-apocalyptic epics.‐
Posted Feb 21, 2002
2.5/4 50% Kate & Leopold (2001) As Leopold ... Jackman is the perfect mix of rogue and gentleman.‐
Posted Dec 21, 2001
2/4 20% High Heels and Lowlifes (2001) High Heels' main problem is that Smith can't seem to decide whether the movie is an over-the-top comedy or a sassy action film.‐
Posted Oct 27, 2001
2.5/4 49% Riding in Cars With Boys (2001) A pleasant, mostly realistic slice of life that puts Barrymore's trademark enthusiasm to good use.‐
Posted Oct 19, 2001