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Eleanor Ringel Gillespie

Eleanor Ringel Gillespie
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
D+ 71% Invincible (2006) If you want to see a really good inspirational movie about football, try Remember the Titans. But if you want to see a movie about bad '70s hair and tiresome sports-movie clichés, Invincible is all yours.‐ Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Posted Aug 24, 2006
B- 48% Idlewild (2006) Idlewild is what it is, though you may never be quite sure what that 'is' is. Still, it's a professional-looking picture, filled with talented, likable performers who give it their best.‐ Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Posted Aug 24, 2006
C 22% The Oh in Ohio (2006) The script, which was co-written by director Billy Kent, has the forced 'raciness' of a mid-'70s dinner-theater sex comedy.‐ Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Posted Aug 17, 2006
B 76% Time to Leave (2006) We watch Romain change as he struggles with his mortality and, as he does, we come to care about him.‐ Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Posted Aug 17, 2006
B 82% Once in a Lifetime: The Extraordinary Story of the New York Cosmos (2006) ... accomplishes the minor miracle of making you mourn a sports team you likely never knew existed in the first place.‐ Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Posted Aug 13, 2006
B+ 85% La Moustache (2005) An elegantly acted psychological puzzle, it's like watching a nervous breakdown from the inside out.‐ Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Posted Aug 13, 2006
B+ 91% Little Miss Sunshine (2006) Smart and goofy, tender and laugh-out-loud funny, Little Miss Sunshine is the sleeper hit of the summer.‐ Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Posted Aug 13, 2006
B 68% World Trade Center (2006) World Trade Center is selfless filmmaking at its best. Here, without frills or bombast or politics, is the day the world turned upside down. Our faith in each other, Stone's movie tells us, is what helped right it again.‐ Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Posted Aug 8, 2006
B- 40% The Night Listener (2006) Ultimately, the film veers off-course into pure melodrama and a trickled-out ending that apparently was also a problem in Maupin's book.‐ Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Posted Aug 3, 2006
B 72% Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby (2006) Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby puts Will Ferrell back on the comedy fast track with style and a load of belly laughs.‐ Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Posted Aug 3, 2006
B 63% The Ant Bully (2006) The Ant Bully is the first of the summer's many animated features that doesn't somehow feel familiar.‐ Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Posted Jul 27, 2006
C 40% Scoop (2006) It's a disappointing backslide from the mini comeback of last year's Match Point.‐ Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Posted Jul 27, 2006
D 74% Monster House (2006) The picture is yet another entry in the if-you-animate-it-they-will come (they being parents and kids) summer sweepstakes.‐ Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Posted Jul 20, 2006
C 40% My Super Ex-Girlfriend (2006) Everything about My Super Ex-Girlfriend feels clumsy and cut-rate.‐ Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Posted Jul 20, 2006
F 24% Lady in the Water (2006) Lady in the Water isn't just another disappointment. It's a jaw-dropping catastrophe -- a picture so wrong-headedly intoxicated with itself you view it through an embarrassed haze.‐ Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Posted Jul 20, 2006
B 100% The Big Risk (Classe tous risques) (1960) Doesn't quite rate lost-classic status, but it's done with a great deal of dexterity, intelligence and an appealing end-of-'50s cool.‐ Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Posted Jul 13, 2006
B 69% Leonard Cohen: I'm Your Man (2006) It's just a privilege and a pleasure to spend time with this material... and this man.‐ Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Posted Jul 13, 2006
C+ 69% A Scanner Darkly (2006) The film as a whole may be lacking in coherence and emotional punch, but there are some marvelous sequences.‐ Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Posted Jul 13, 2006
B- 86% The Road To Guantanamo (2006) One-sided and, in part, anti-American, but via the fictionalized sequences, the directors convey more angles of the story.‐ Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Posted Jul 6, 2006
B+ 54% Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest (2006) The movie is lopsided, sloppy, too long and absolutely irresistible.‐ Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Posted Jul 6, 2006
A- 76% The Devil Wears Prada (2006) Killer cast, killer clothes, killer laughs. And best of all, you don't have to know the difference between Donna Karan and Donna Summer to delight in the film's wicked workplace politics.‐ Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Posted Jun 29, 2006
B+ 76% Superman Returns (2006) Though his movie is a blink-of-an-eye too long, Singer and company have given us a reason to be excited about Superman all over again.‐ Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Posted Jun 26, 2006
C- 32% Click (2006) Writers Steve Koren and Mark O'Keefe have taken a clever premise and given it a singularly unclever execution. The movie exists on several different, tonally incompatible planes.‐ Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Posted Jun 22, 2006
C- 25% The Lost City (2005) Somehow simultaneously too much and not enough. At 143 minutes, it well overstays its welcome as a movie, but with a little more fleshing out it might have worked as a miniseries.‐ Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Posted Jun 22, 2006
B- 87% The Beauty Academy of Kabul (2006) Yes, (Mid)west is (Mid)west and (Mid)east is (Mid)east, but the twain do meet -- sort of -- in this fascinating, unassuming little film.‐ Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Posted Jun 15, 2006
B+ 100% The Fallen Idol (1949) An indelible portrait of childhood's confusions, disillusionments and inevitable lost innocence.‐ Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Posted Jun 15, 2006
C+ 35% The Lake House (2006) Even if you are willing to suspend your disbelief, the film still has some problems.‐ Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Posted Jun 15, 2006
A- 81% A Prairie Home Companion (2006) A Prairie Home Companion is as heartwarming as a plate of Powdermilk Biscuits, as unexpected as a slice of rhubarb pie and as wistful as a chorus of Red River Valley.‐ Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Posted Jun 8, 2006
B 93% An Inconvenient Truth (2006) Like an inventive and engrossing lecture by your favorite eighth-grade science teacher, making it an engaging movie, whatever your politics.‐ Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Posted Jun 8, 2006
C- 74% Cars (2006) At almost 2 hours, the movie, well, exhausts its welcome, somehow managing to be simultaneously frenetic and leaden.‐ Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Posted Jun 8, 2006
C- 33% The Break-Up (2006) Watching these likable actors flounder around as they try to save a picture that's not worth saving is, well, depressing.‐ Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Posted Jun 1, 2006
C+ 37% Keeping Up With The Steins (2006) There's not much new here, but the engaging cast ... keeps the formula reasonably fresh.‐ Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Posted May 25, 2006
B+ 86% The Proposition (2005) The movie gets at something primal in the pit of your stomach, something that speaks of loyalty and betrayal, of men's souls -- or the lack thereof.‐ Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Posted May 25, 2006
B 53% Wah-Wah (2006) What the movie lacks in depth -- it's really little more than a glimpse of this boy and these people in this place at this time -- it makes up for in its well-observed details and sneaky humor.‐ Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Posted May 25, 2006
B- 58% X-Men: The Last Stand (2006) The big action scenes are well-staged -- especially the climactic battle royale in which Jean/Phoenix strides through the chaos like Carrie at her prom.‐ Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Posted May 25, 2006
B 91% Water (2005) Ebbs and flows with devastating truths and profound insights into the hypocrisy of extremism in any religion.‐ Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Posted May 18, 2006
B- 75% Over the Hedge (2006) It's energetic, colorful, occasionally clever and brims with top-drawer voice talent.‐ Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Posted May 17, 2006
B- 25% The Da Vinci Code (2006) ... the more you liked the book, the more likely you are to like the movie.‐ Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Posted May 17, 2006
B- 33% Poseidon (2006) Poseidon is just a string of neat-o special effects in search of something that passes for a story line on which to drape itself.‐ Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Posted May 11, 2006
B- 89% Sir! No Sir! (2006) It's an invaluable record of what some soldiers felt about the war they fought and what some soldiers did about it when they returned home.‐ Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Posted May 11, 2006
C+ 13% Just My Luck (2006) It's a thin premise stretched paper thin into a feature-length romantic comedy.‐ Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Posted May 11, 2006
D+ 68% Hard Candy (2006) At the very first, Hard Candy plays hardball. It's hard to watch, hard to listen to, hard to think about. And then it falls apart.‐ Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Posted Apr 28, 2006
C 23% RV (2006) A few bumps in the road, but overall it's an acceptable Big Dumb Summer Movie.‐ Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Posted Apr 27, 2006
A- 84% Akeelah and the Bee (2006) ... a feel-good movie that also feels genuine, even when it's at its most rah-rah.‐ Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Posted Apr 27, 2006
B 72% Friends With Money (2006) It's a thoughtful, funny film whose especially appealing cast makes up for what it lacks in plot.‐ Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Posted Apr 20, 2006
B- 33% The Sentinel (2006) The Sentinel is one of those well-oiled-machine movies from Hollywood that's slick in an inoffensive way, efficient in a give-the-viewers-what-they-want way. It has no personality per se, but that's what a picture like this is all about.‐ Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Posted Apr 20, 2006
B 87% Sophie Scholl: The Final Days (2006) Sophie Scholl's is a story well worth telling, and this movie is one well worth checking out.‐ Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Posted Apr 8, 2006
C+ 44% Take the Lead (2006) A harmless crowd-pleaser that may overstay its welcome (closing in on two hours), but, for the most part, keeps on its toes.‐ Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Posted Apr 6, 2006
D 51% Lucky Number Slevin (2006) Oh, it can be clever -- in the way a precocious kid can be clever. But, like said kid, after a while, you just want it to stop.‐ Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Posted Apr 6, 2006
C- 74% Unknown White Male (2006) The whole movie feels sorta like a snow job.‐ Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Posted Apr 6, 2006