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Duane Byrge

Duane Byrge
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
27% High School (2012) A sophomoric comedy with honor-roll style and smarts.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Jul 6, 2010
80% Cyrus (2010) Romance and horror of personality don't jell in this skimpy drama.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Jun 15, 2010
12% In My Sleep (2010) A well-stirred titillation that will appeal to twentysomething audiences and movie-buff viewers who appreciate the pursued-pursuer, Hitchcockian style of suspenser. ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Apr 19, 2010
53% The Greatest (2010) The Greatest pulls off a stunning fete, drawing an audience into a comprehensive film about grief.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Apr 1, 2010
82% Four Lions (2010) A delirious satire of British jihadists.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Jan 27, 2010
88% Blue Valentine (2010) Penetrating but tedious close-up of a marriage breakup.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Jan 25, 2010
89% Moon (2009) A well-assembled sci-fi thriller.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Dec 16, 2009
94% Les beaux gosses (The French Kissers) (2009) The John Hughes-style teen comedy has been revived in France. The French Kissers is funny because it rings true, in any language.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Dec 4, 2009
86% Big Fan (2009) Dark and engrossing look at a sports fanatic.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Aug 25, 2009
58% Art & Copy (2009) Like a good ad, Art & Copy bounds along and never bores. That's a big credit to Pray's savvy compilation and of editor Phillip Owens' crisp cuts.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Aug 19, 2009
30% The Answer Man (Arlen Faber) (2009) An unpretentious, subtle story of one man's redemption.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Jul 29, 2009
72% I Love You Phillip Morris (2010) Story and style are all over the place, rendering it somewhat inaccessible. Admittedly, the whole film is in a bit of an aesthetic dither, which will confound many viewers.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted May 19, 2009
53% The Thorn in the Heart (2010) "The Thorn in My Heart" should be intriguing to all who know the family, as well as to cineastes yonder at the arty film schools who will lap up its elliptical/self-reflexive style. Normal people will simply walk out on it.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted May 16, 2009
91% Precious: Based on the Novel Push by Sapphire (2009) An overwhelming, masterful dramatic competition entrant, this Lee Daniels film may have no bounds in the awards categories.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted May 15, 2009
89% Adventureland (2009) With a keen affection for his own formative years, filmmaker Greg Mottola has crafted a funny and spunky amusement.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Apr 2, 2009
35% The Other End of the Line (2008) A charming old-fashioned romantic comedy transposed to today's global dating world.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Oct 18, 2008
95% Of Time and the City (2009) A remembrance of things past, it's also a sobering realization for the filmmaker that past places only dimly still exist.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Oct 18, 2008
33% The Guitar (2008) A sobering and resonant tale.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Oct 18, 2008
63% The Merry Gentleman (2009) An edgy entertainment, the movie also remarkably has the feel-good warmth of an old-time Irish film.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Oct 18, 2008
91% O' Horten (2007) Succinct in its visualizations and crisp in its pacing, its deferential storytelling is in sync with its Odd subject.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Oct 18, 2008
79% Baghead (2008) A funny, scary send-up of filmmakers.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Jul 28, 2008
33% Coneheads (1993) Can you inflate a gimmick-driven comedy skit into a full-fledged feature film? Up to a point.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted May 16, 2008
77% Bad Lieutenant (1992) Members of the gutter-al elite will be the sole survivors.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Apr 9, 2008
96% Boyz n the Hood (1991) A booming, heart slam of a film.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Mar 17, 2008
57% Chaplin (1992) With this reverential biopic, director Richard Attenborough has cranked out a many-reel, talky talkie.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Feb 27, 2008
80% A Good Day to Be Black & Sexy (2008) A raunchy between-the-sheets peak at modern-day black sexuality...should woo urban audiences to the theater.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Jan 30, 2008
No Score Yet An American Soldier (2008) A comprehensive, even-keeled depiction of today's recruiting process, An American Soldier brims with insight and drops us on the domestic front-lines of our military.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Jan 28, 2008
70% Red (2008) A well-made, neo-Western from Norwegian directors.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Jan 28, 2008
20% Pretty Bird (2008) This slight-framed bird never soars and ultimately crashes under the weight of its excessive thematic ballast.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Jan 25, 2008
47% Death in Love (2009) Pierces the senses.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Jan 25, 2008
100% American Son (2008) Stirringly told, American Son dramatizes a harsh social reality and tributes this nation's fighting force.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Jan 24, 2008
62% Hamlet 2 (2008) An erratic, freewheeling satire of Middle American mores.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Jan 23, 2008
12% The Mysteries of Pittsburgh (2009) It's the players that invigorate The Mysteries of Pittsburgh and keenly flesh-out its emotional dimensions.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Jan 22, 2008
60% Phoebe in Wonderland (2009) The mesmerizing performance of [Elle] Fanning as the gifted and troubled young Phoebe sparks the picture.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Jan 22, 2008
69% The Wackness (2008) Inspired a packed Sundance house to forget their Saturday-night pains and stand up and cheer.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Jan 22, 2008
56% Randy and the Mob (2007) Filmmaker-actor Ray McKinnon voices his Southern droll in this amusing, feel-good comedy.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Nov 20, 2007
57% The Hudsucker Proxy (1994) A visually arresting but emotionally uninvolving dark comedy.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Nov 6, 2007
98% The Devil Came on Horseback (2007) [A] searing documentary on the genocide in Darfur.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Jul 27, 2007
93% Jurassic Park (1993) The well-selected cast is winningly sympathetic and entertainingly idiosyncratic. ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Jun 5, 2007
89% Delicatessen (1992) With their detached, sardonic and decidedly sick slant, Jeunet and Caro have served up a burnt-to-a-crisp feast.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Jun 5, 2007
98% The Band's Visit (2007) Radiant and wise comedy of miscommunication.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted May 25, 2007
30% Young Yakuza (2008) An intelligent, if non-illuminating, look at an organization.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted May 25, 2007
84% Back to Normandy (2008) Not so much an entertainment or even an illumination, but rather a personal cinematic scrapbook, which should be stamped 'return to sender.'‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted May 25, 2007
No Score Yet Centochiodi (One Hundred Nails) (2007) A talking-heads, philosophic tedium posing as a film.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted May 25, 2007
No Score Yet Yumurta (2007) In pacing and vitality, this is almost as listless as its drab lead character.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted May 24, 2007
No Score Yet Calle Santa Fe (2007) More a home movie than a documentary film.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted May 23, 2007
67% Go Go Tales (2007) Amazingly dunderheaded.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted May 23, 2007
30% Boarding Gate (2008) Chock full of elements that never spark beyond one-sheet dimension.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted May 19, 2007
80% Le Voyage du Ballon Rouge (The Flight of the Red Balloon) (2007) The imagery of the classic movie, where a spirited red balloon wafts unpredictably over Paris, never even attempts to reach a metaphorical height, nor does it even engage us compositionally.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted May 18, 2007
12% The Salon (2007) This girl-talk comedy is a cut below its predecessors.‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted May 8, 2007