Craig Phillips

Craig Phillips
Tomatometer-approved critic
Publications: GreenCine

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
2.5/5 29% Provoked (2007) A melodrama dressed up just enough to hold interest, in the retelling of an undeniably important story. - GreenCine EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 30, 2009
3.5/5 68% I Am Legend (2007) I Am Legend is three film genres for the price of one: Science Fiction, Action, and Horror, and while it's no classic in any one arena it remains edgy fun. - GreenCine EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 30, 2009
4/5 80% Fong juk (Exiled) (2006) Exiled veers on the pretentious ...but the whole thing has such a humor about itself that it's hard to carp about it. - GreenCine EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 30, 2009
4/5 46% Days of Glory (1945) A terrifically gripping WWII drama that manages to balance introspection with bursts of battlefield action. - GreenCine EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 30, 2009
5/5 97% Killer of Sheep (2007) The fantastic thing about this beautiful film is how little it tries to make a statement about anything; it is, simply, life. - GreenCine EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 30, 2009
3/5 79% Sharkwater (2007) If the film sometimes gets choppy, the filmmaker's passion for the subject and the disturbing revelations to be gained from watching the film make it more than worthwhile. - GreenCine EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 30, 2009
3.5/5 85% Blast of Silence (1961) The lost noir classic starts off a bit dubiously... but the increasingly sleazy, realistic atmosphere begins to take hold of you, until you're fairly well rapt. - GreenCine EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 30, 2009
3.5/5 No Score Yet Paddle to the Sea (1968) It's surprising how touching the simple film is. The marvelous photography makes viewing it a breathtaking experience. - GreenCine EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 30, 2009
3.5/5 90% The Unforeseen (2008) If The Unforeseen has a fault, it would be a slight lack of focus. A flawed, but beautiful documentary. - GreenCine EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 30, 2009
3/5 No Score Yet You're Not Elected, Charlie Brown It's not up there with the best of the animated Peanuts shorts... but will still leave Peanuts nostalgists as happy as a warm puppy. - GreenCine EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 30, 2009
2.5/5 30% War, Inc. (2008) This absurdist political farce has its moments but requires a deft touch for satire ... perhaps no one could have made the uneven script work. - GreenCine EDIT
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4/5 94% Encounters at the End of the World (2007) ...May not have the shock and drive of Grizzly Man, but it's a poignant and even haunting work nonetheless - GreenCine EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 30, 2009
3/5 70% The Wackness (2008) With a game cast and cool songs from the era... heartfelt moments battling clumsy ones, The Wackness isn't quite dope but, like a good mixtape it is full of highlights. - GreenCine EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 30, 2009
3.5/5 64% In the Electric Mist (2009) Tavernier captures the moody, misty Louisiana atmosphere and has a low-key, slow pace that fits the energy of the sticky South. - GreenCine EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 30, 2009
4/5 94% Ne le Dis à Personne (Tell No One) (2006) Tell No One has shades of Hitchcock's Vertigo -- and not to its detriment. [An] extremely gripping and fascinating suspense film. - GreenCine EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 30, 2009
4/5 92% Sugar (2008) Full of life, even sexy and at times bouncy (and with a fine score), Sugar is a lovely, moving treat... full of rich supporting characters. - GreenCine EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 30, 2009
3.5/5 75% Hansel & Gretel (2007) The story gets a bit convoluted as it rolls on, rushing through a few too many plot points and explanations, but slowly builds the layers of dread. - GreenCine EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 30, 2009
3/5 89% Jerichow (2008) Jerichow is not the masterfully complex work that Yella* was, but it's very tightly constructed and made, showing in some ways Peltzold's maturity as a filmmaker. - GreenCine EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 30, 2009
64% Coffee and Cigarettes (2004) Between the wry trademark Jarmusch deadpan humor (and there is quite a bit of it) and the great cast, this one is worth a look, particularly for those already in the Jarmusch camp. - GreenCine EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 17, 2005