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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
100% The Warui yatsu hodo yoku nemuru (The Bad Sleep Well) (1962) Opening with a bravura wedding sequence and ending with a sycophantic bow to a replaced telephone receiver, the film has its longueurs, but Mifune's buttoned-down avenger is a compelling portrait of righteous obsession foundering on unpredictable reality. ‐ Village Voice
Posted Jun 19, 2008
86% Sorry, Wrong Number (1948) Number derives sleek hysteria from its audaciously constraining narrative strategy. ‐ Village Voice
Posted Jan 2, 2008
99% Rosemary's Baby (1968) Superbly acted (especially by bone-thin Farrow and Ruth Gordon as the ultimate neighbor from hell), it's a satantango in the land of Is-this-real-or-am-I-crazy?, with a luridly literal ending that doesn't negate the previous, more interior terrors. ‐ Village Voice
Posted Sep 19, 2007
92% The Parallax View (1974) It's an astringently cynical take on official history, with Warren Beatty as a muckraker investigating the strange aftershocks of a senator's killing. ‐ Village Voice
Posted Jun 7, 2007
No Score Yet Slow Jam King (2004) Enthusiastically scored to the titular quiet storms, ersatz c&w, and hip-hop textures, the anti-rockist Slow Jam King is more fun to listen to than watch... ‐ Village Voice
Posted Jun 6, 2006
73% Nathalie (2003) Nathalie is intricate, provocative, cleanly acted, but it's never entirely convincing -- and never more so than in the table-turning climax. ‐ Village Voice
Posted Apr 11, 2006
63% Game 6 (2005) A gratifying playground of high-wire language. ‐ Village Voice
Posted Mar 7, 2006
14% London (2006) Syd's emotional tailspin is embarrassingly banal, and his assertion that 'everybody here hates me' quickly applies to the audience as well. ‐ Village Voice
Posted Feb 7, 2006
50% The White Countess (2005) Irredeemably dull. ‐ Village Voice
Posted Dec 20, 2005
88% Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (2005) To this viewer and reader, the decade-old juggernaut is as deeply felt as it is flawed, dense and illogical and laudably weird. ‐ Village Voice
Posted Nov 15, 2005
95% Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit (2005) A whimsical success of a very high order: The pace never lags, the invention is incessant, and it makes you want to have a bite of cheese afterward. ‐ Village Voice
Posted Oct 4, 2005
No Score Yet Rodnees: We Mod Like Dat! (2005) We're going to trot out the mandatory one-word Beatles-album-derived closer: Help! ‐ Village Voice
Posted Sep 27, 2005
32% The Baxter (2005) The Baxter nods to better-behaved comedies of the past. ‐ Village Voice
Posted Aug 23, 2005
89% A State of Mind (2005) One leaves the film with the Twilight Zone sense that the place isn't quite the hellhole prior reports have suggested. ‐ Village Voice
Posted Aug 9, 2005
63% Saint Ralph (2005) Ralph Walker is no Max Fischer, and his monomania gets dull fast. ‐ Village Voice
Posted Aug 2, 2005
77% Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress (2005) Though the film lacks some of the paper incarnation's subtlety, Dai's infidelity to his own text keeps things interesting. ‐ Village Voice
Posted Jul 26, 2005
83% Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2005) Fun and nourishing, Charlie's the topsy-turvy equivalent of a three-course dinner in a single stick of gum. ‐ Village Voice
Posted Jul 12, 2005
94% Wheel of Time (2003) Patient and fascinated, but never succumbing to abstraction. ‐ Village Voice
Posted Jun 14, 2005
77% The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants (2005) The multiple story lines can feel choppy, but the dialogue has snap, and the pants' powers never distract from the teenagers' emotions. ‐ Village Voice
Posted May 31, 2005
87% Saving Face (2005) Despite a fairly explicit lesbian boobfest (projected attendance just went up!), the film is more good-natured than provocative. ‐ Village Voice
Posted May 24, 2005
33% 2009: Lost Memories (2002) The amped-up Dickian scenario features too many frame-filling fireballs. ‐ Village Voice
Posted May 17, 2005
87% 3-Iron (2004) The change in tone, from swiftly destabilizing drama to outright fantasy, feels less like Kim provocatively switching gears, and more like he's painted himself into a corner. ‐ Village Voice
Posted Apr 26, 2005
10% House of D (2004) Marred by a rambling voice-over at one end and a pat therapeutic resolution on the other, the film has a nice half-hour patch somewhere in the middle. ‐ Village Voice
Posted Apr 12, 2005
20% The Ring Two (2005) The let's-travel-through-the-TV-screen sequence was better in Fat Albert. ‐ Village Voice
Posted Mar 22, 2005
87% Millions (2005) Feels contrived. ‐ Village Voice
Posted Mar 7, 2005
13% Bigger Than the Sky (2005) Bigger lopes along endlessly, a no-surprises foray into backstage high jinks and the notion of life as the best acting coach there is. ‐ Village Voice
Posted Feb 22, 2005
55% Wonderful Days (2004) Most of the action is tedious, and the less you pay attention to the dialogue, the less you'll feel your hand inadvertently twitching as if with joystick. ‐ Village Voice
Posted Feb 15, 2005
95% The Wild Parrots of Telegraph Hill (2005) Several sharp jolts give the doc its dramatic shape, and one episode in particular, caught with a neighbor's lens, will make you gasp with grief. ‐ Village Voice
Posted Feb 8, 2005
8% White Noise (2005) Vigorously pushes the supernatural line throughout, but unfortunately its final movement is so incoherent that the whole thing collapses. ‐ Village Voice
Posted Jan 11, 2005
43% A Love Song for Bobby Long (2004) Exasperating Southern-lit seminar. ‐ Village Voice
Posted Dec 28, 2004
25% Fat Albert (2004) The overall approach is to throw preordained movie sequences (rap number, shopping spree) together and hope for the best. ‐ Village Voice
Posted Dec 21, 2004
69% In the Realms of the Unreal (2005) Jessica Yu's elegant new doc In the Realms of the Unreal is a spry, creative response to his oceanic talent and claustrophobic life. ‐ Village Voice
Posted Dec 21, 2004
No Score Yet AmnesiA (2004) So true to its title that I've forgotten many of the details already -- and I just saw it this morning. ‐ Village Voice
Posted Nov 30, 2004
44% National Treasure (2004) National Treasure gets more entertaining as the preposterousness rises. ‐ Village Voice
Posted Nov 23, 2004
68% The Spongebob Squarepants Movie (2004) Could SpongeBob, all gangly goodwill and ice cream appetite, be the anarchic savior for our stressed-out times? ‐ Village Voice
Posted Nov 23, 2004
89% Jandek on Corwood (2004) Chad Friedrichs's doc has too many rock-crit talking heads, too often saying the same thing based on scant information -- a clumsy portrait of the artist that inadvertently serves as a mirror of the critical faculty itself. ‐ Village Voice
Posted Nov 16, 2004
55% The Polar Express (2004) Unnervingly smooth, mouths moving in strange, even frightening formations, the Polar people are the least convincing things on-screen, glaring impostors amid the otherwise painstakingly rendered scenery. ‐ Village Voice
Posted Nov 9, 2004
59% Enduring Love (2004) Razor-walking self-consciousness (or just plain braininess) is perhaps impossible to depict coherently on-screen, and the someone's-watching-me vibe is otherwise overfamiliar to moviegoers. ‐ Village Voice
Posted Oct 26, 2004
47% Ja zuster, nee zuster (Yes Nurse! No Nurse!) (2004) Styles range from cabaret to barbershop to toe-tapping bubblegum, and the rainy-day serenade at the start nods Cherbourgward, with a soupçon of Low Countries sass. ‐ Village Voice
Posted Oct 26, 2004
12% Stella Street (2004) Stella Street goes from can-I-laugh- yet? to wanna-go- home in about three minutes. ‐ Village Voice
Posted Oct 20, 2004
87% Untold Scandal (2004) E J-Yong's transposition illuminates, with satisfying crispness, the hyper-Confucian high society of the time, as well as the underground Catholic movement. ‐ Village Voice
Posted Oct 12, 2004
35% Shark Tale (2004) The filmmakers don't have enough faith in the world they've created. ‐ Village Voice
Posted Sep 28, 2004
72% Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow (2004) His nostalgia enabled by technology, Conran takes the ghosts in his machine seriously, and the results appear at once meltingly lovely and intriguingly inhuman. ‐ Village Voice
Posted Sep 21, 2004
15% Head in the Clouds (2004) I remember best [Gilda's] mutable hair, which went from a bob to a wave to a longish Angelina Jolie coif. ‐ Village Voice
Posted Sep 14, 2004
44% Evergreen (2004) Though the acting is tentative at times, with performances not quite landing on the same page, Evergreen is a compassionate slice of Pacific Northwest misery. ‐ Village Voice
Posted Sep 7, 2004
80% Tae Guk Gi: The Brotherhood of War (2004) In the rare moments when a rifle, grenade, howitzer, bayonet, dagger, fist, land mine, or flamethrower isn't being deployed, the film pushes its melodramatic plotline with soap operatic shamelessness. ‐ Village Voice
Posted Aug 31, 2004
25% The Princess Diaries 2 - Royal Engagement (2004) Scenes end abruptly, laughs are as rare as yetis, and the overarching question seems to be: Can we turn this into a franchise? ‐ Village Voice
Posted Aug 17, 2004
65% Bright Young Things (2003) Aside from cameos by Jim Broadbent (as the drunken major) and Peter O'Toole (as Nina's reclusive, eccentric father), much of the acting strains for a sophistication that quickly becomes annoying. ‐ Village Voice
Posted Aug 17, 2004
86% Garden State (2004) Stormy twentysomething emotions seethe under a deft quirkfest. ‐ Village Voice
Posted Jul 27, 2004
43% Planet Earth: Dreams (2004) Foreman aficionados may want to keep the curtains of this theater drawn, and listen as his fertile lines suggest what could have been: 'The space between the trees is blank enough for something interesting to happen in it.' ‐ Village Voice
Posted Jul 13, 2004