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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review

The Road To Guantanamo (2006)

"The film is paced and edited like a news special, and in fact, there is no indication in the film as to whether any of its disparate sections are 'real.'"
Posted Jun 21, 2006

9 Songs (2005)

"For all its problems and incoherence, 'Nine Songs' is both original and daring. It's worth a dozen 'better' films. "
Posted Jul 21, 2005

Notre Musique (2004)

"The rueful work of a man who once fell hard for simplistic, murderous politics and has come to see his mistake."
Posted Dec 2, 2004

Rosenstrasse (2004)

"The tears...generated feel earned rather than forced; it's as good a fiction film on the subject as can be imagined."
Posted Aug 30, 2004

The United States of Leland (2004)

"It's tidy in all the least important ways, with all the questions that don't demand answers explained and all those that do left open."
Posted Apr 22, 2004

Eyes Without a Face (1962)

"A modernist horror film infused with the spirit of the silent avant garde"
Posted Oct 31, 2003

Demonlover (2003)

"A film so chic you should see it right now, because it will start looking dated sometime next week."
Posted Sep 18, 2003

Alice et Martin (2000)

"Its mystery resonates long after the film ends."
Posted Sep 7, 2003

The Magdalene Sisters (2003)

"'The Magdalene Sisters' suggests Dickens as reimagined by Kafka."
Posted Aug 1, 2003

A Woman Is a Woman (Une femme est une femme) (1964)

"There's more vitality, more reckless love of the cinema, in any one scene than in a dozen current films."
Posted Jul 3, 2003

Hulk (2003)

"Clever, formally inventive and so respectful of its source material that it's dead on the screen"
Posted Jun 19, 2003

Cremaster 3 (2003)

"Awesome work: ineffable, elusive, yet inexplicably powerful"
Posted Apr 29, 2003

Dark Blue (2003)

"A good cop movie that hints at how much more it could have been."
Posted Feb 25, 2003

Gangs of New York (2002)

"Scorsese's best fiction film since Goodfellas."
Posted Dec 23, 2002

The Truth About Charlie (2002)

"For all its inventiveness, The Truth About Charlie is less a good movie than a good idea for one."
Posted Oct 25, 2002

In Praise Of Love (Éloge de l'amour) (2002)

"Godard has pared down his extravagances into a densely concentrated, resonant simplicity."
Posted Sep 5, 2002

The Bourne Identity (2002)

"State of the art Hollywood genre filmmaking: impersonal, efficient and exciting."
Posted Jun 14, 2002

Time Out (L' Emploi du temps) (2001)

"Recoing is an astonishing actor, capable of making scenes in which nothing at all happens mesmerizing."
Posted Apr 16, 2002

The Others (2001)

"[Kidman's performance turns] Amenábar's simple genre piece into a suggestive fairy tale meditation on mothers and their children."
Posted Apr 2, 2002

Y Tu Mama Tambien (2001)

"There's real power in the way Y Tu Mama Tambien works within the most pandering and trivial of genres, accepting its conventions before exploding them, moving from flatulence jokes to a final act that's by turns shocking and devastating."
Posted Mar 14, 2002

The Royal Tenenbaums (2002)

"Miraculous, the richest, most exciting work to appear in the American cinema in years."
Posted Dec 14, 2001

No Man's Land (2001)

"'Who's On First?' in a corpse-riddled trench, with moral culpability for a genocidal civil war rather than the identity of a first baseman as the punchline. A staggering debut."
Posted Dec 7, 2001

Donnie Darko (2001)

"Unsettling and audacious, Richard Kelly's debut feature Donnie Darko is, without question, this year's best apocalyptic time travel movie featuring a malevolent giant bunny."
Posted Nov 26, 2001

Life as a House (2001)

"Life as a House is a very well-made film, but the fussy perfectionism of its makers all but snuffs the life out of it."
Posted Oct 29, 2001

My Voyage to Italy (2001)

"A love the movies...passionate, reckless and beautiful."
Posted Oct 22, 2001

Our Lady of the Assassins (2001)

"Death in Venice with 9mm of the best of Barbet Schroeder's career"
Posted Sep 3, 2001
10/10 96%

Band of Outsiders (Bande à part) (1964)

"35 years after its release it still retains its heady air of risk and endless capacity to surprise."
Posted Aug 19, 2001

Session 9 (2001)

"We're left with nothing to do but guess who'll die next."
Posted Aug 10, 2001

Ghost World (2001)

"There's never been a better look at high school malcontents"
Posted Jul 22, 2001

Legally Blonde (2001)

"Witherspoon is so inventive that she pulls laughs from even the lamest lines."
Posted Jul 13, 2001

Jump Tomorrow (2001)

"With its lollipop colors and the breezy la-la-la's on the soundtrack, Jump Tomorrow is a charmingly kitschy trifle."
Posted Jul 5, 2001

Pandaemonium (2001)

"Buried in the mess is a modest, thoughtful film."
Posted Jun 27, 2001

Eureka (2001)

"A meditation on death played out in crisp, sepia-toned images of such evocative power that they linger for days after seeing the film."
Posted May 2, 2001

The Low Down (2001)

"It's a rare film that contains this much good material, all of it incidental."
Posted Apr 16, 2001

Amores Perros (2001)

"Cannily balances the melodrama with starkly naturalistic detail."
Posted Mar 27, 2001
9/10 100%

The Decline of Western Civilization - Part III (1998)

"There's nothing funny at all in the relentless final hour of Decline of Western Civilization III, just grim episodes in the lives of abandoned children."
Posted Mar 22, 2001
8/10 82%

Ghost Dog - The Way of the Samurai (2000)

"Both a return to form and a heartening attempt to move beyond Jarmusch's increasingly restrictive formal style."
Posted Mar 18, 2001
5/10 51%

Waking the Dead (2000)

"A good story, undermined by its telling."
Posted Mar 18, 2001
4/10 46%

Where the Money Is (2000)

"Plodding, dull and endless at a short 89 minutes."
Posted Mar 18, 2001
9/10 95%

The Filth and the Fury (2000)

"One can pay it no greater compliment than to say that it is worthy of its subject."
Posted Mar 18, 2001
8/10 79%

Shanghai Noon (2000)

"An entertaining comedy that far surpasses his previous American films."
Posted Mar 18, 2001
7/10 86%

Une liaison pornographique (An Affair of Love) (A Pornographic Affair) (1999)

"Baye is left stranded, a performance too strong for a film this slight to contain."
Posted Mar 18, 2001
9/10 80%

The Tao of Steve (2000)

"The best movie about slacking since 'The Mother and the Whore.'"
Posted Mar 18, 2001
3/10 0%

The Price of Air (2000)

"The sort of independent film that makes you crave Hollywood."
Posted Mar 18, 2001
8/10 89%

42 Up (1999)

"If only because its foreignness allows it to come to terms with one of the great taboo subjects in our national life, 42 Up is a tremendously valuable film."
Posted Mar 18, 2001

Too Much Sleep (2001)

"For all its strengths, Too Much Sleep is ultimately uninvolving."
Posted Mar 12, 2001
2/10 39%

Hannibal (2001)

"We flinch, we cover our eyes. Mostly, we just retch."
Posted Feb 9, 2001
7/10 60%

Venus Beauty Institute (2000)

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Posted Feb 1, 2001
8/10 81%

Ça commence aujourd'hui (It All Starts Today) (1999)

"A model of politically engaged cinema, offering a clear-eyed view of a social problem without pretending to have any easy solutions."
Posted Feb 1, 2001
10/10 90%

In the Mood for Love (2001)

"Cause for celebration."
Posted Jan 31, 2001
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