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Gary Mairs

Gary Mairs
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
86% 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.'‐
Read More | Posted Jun 21, 2006
24% 9 Songs (2005) For all its problems and incoherence, 'Nine Songs' is both original and daring. It's worth a dozen 'better' films. ‐
Read More | Posted Jul 21, 2005
68% Notre Musique (2004) The rueful work of a man who once fell hard for simplistic, murderous politics and has come to see his mistake.‐
Read More | Posted Dec 2, 2004
56% Rosenstrasse (2004) The tears...generated feel earned rather than forced; it's as good a fiction film on the subject as can be imagined.‐
Read More | Posted Aug 30, 2004
34% 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.‐
Read More | Posted Apr 22, 2004
98% Eyes Without a Face (1962) A modernist horror film infused with the spirit of the silent avant garde‐
Read More | Posted Oct 31, 2003
50% Demonlover (2003) A film so chic you should see it right now, because it will start looking dated sometime next week.‐
Read More | Posted Sep 18, 2003
61% Alice et Martin (2000) Its mystery resonates long after the film ends.‐
Read More | Posted Sep 7, 2003
91% The Magdalene Sisters (2003) 'The Magdalene Sisters' suggests Dickens as reimagined by Kafka.‐
Read More | Posted Aug 1, 2003
87% 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.‐
Read More | Posted Jul 3, 2003
62% Hulk (2003) Clever, formally inventive and so respectful of its source material that it's dead on the screen‐
Read More | Posted Jun 19, 2003
64% Cremaster 3 (2003) Awesome work: ineffable, elusive, yet inexplicably powerful‐
Read More | Posted Apr 29, 2003
58% Dark Blue (2003) A good cop movie that hints at how much more it could have been.‐
Read More | Posted Feb 25, 2003
75% Gangs of New York (2002) Scorsese's best fiction film since Goodfellas.‐
Read More | Posted Dec 23, 2002
34% The Truth About Charlie (2002) For all its inventiveness, The Truth About Charlie is less a good movie than a good idea for one.‐
Read More | Posted Oct 25, 2002
51% In Praise Of Love (Éloge de l'amour) (2002) Godard has pared down his extravagances into a densely concentrated, resonant simplicity.‐
Read More | Posted Sep 5, 2002
83% The Bourne Identity (2002) State of the art Hollywood genre filmmaking: impersonal, efficient and exciting.‐
Read More | Posted Jun 14, 2002
96% Time Out (L' Emploi du temps) (2001) Recoing is an astonishing actor, capable of making scenes in which nothing at all happens mesmerizing.‐
Read More | Posted Apr 16, 2002
83% The Others (2001) [Kidman's performance turns] Amenábar's simple genre piece into a suggestive fairy tale meditation on mothers and their children.‐
Read More | Posted Apr 2, 2002
92% 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.‐
Read More | Posted Mar 14, 2002
80% The Royal Tenenbaums (2002) Miraculous, the richest, most exciting work to appear in the American cinema in years.‐
Read More | Posted Dec 14, 2001
93% 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.‐
Read More | Posted Dec 7, 2001
86% 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.‐
Read More | Posted Nov 26, 2001
47% 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.‐
Read More | Posted Oct 29, 2001
100% My Voyage to Italy (2001) A love the movies...passionate, reckless and beautiful.‐
Read More | Posted Oct 22, 2001
77% Our Lady of the Assassins (2001) Death in Venice with 9mm of the best of Barbet Schroeder's career‐
Read More | 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.‐
Read More | Posted Aug 19, 2001
63% Session 9 (2001) We're left with nothing to do but guess who'll die next.‐
Read More | Posted Aug 10, 2001
92% Ghost World (2001) There's never been a better look at high school malcontents‐
Read More | Posted Jul 22, 2001
68% Legally Blonde (2001) Witherspoon is so inventive that she pulls laughs from even the lamest lines.‐
Read More | Posted Jul 13, 2001
81% Jump Tomorrow (2001) With its lollipop colors and the breezy la-la-la's on the soundtrack, Jump Tomorrow is a charmingly kitschy trifle.‐
Read More | Posted Jul 5, 2001
58% Pandaemonium (2001) Buried in the mess is a modest, thoughtful film.‐
Read More | Posted Jun 27, 2001
90% 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.‐
Read More | Posted May 2, 2001
59% The Low Down (2001) It's a rare film that contains this much good material, all of it incidental.‐
Read More | Posted Apr 16, 2001
92% Amores Perros (2001) Cannily balances the melodrama with starkly naturalistic detail.‐
Read More | 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.‐
Read More | 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.‐
Read More | Posted Mar 18, 2001
5/10 51% Waking the Dead (2000) A good story, undermined by its telling.‐
Read More | Posted Mar 18, 2001
4/10 47% Where the Money Is (2000) Plodding, dull and endless at a short 89 minutes.‐
Read More | 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.‐
Read More | Posted Mar 18, 2001
8/10 79% Shanghai Noon (2000) An entertaining comedy that far surpasses his previous American films.‐
Read More | 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.‐
Read More | Posted Mar 18, 2001
9/10 80% The Tao of Steve (2000) The best movie about slacking since 'The Mother and the Whore.'‐
Read More | Posted Mar 18, 2001
3/10 0% The Price of Air (2000) The sort of independent film that makes you crave Hollywood.‐
Read More | 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.‐
Read More | Posted Mar 18, 2001
67% Too Much Sleep (2001) For all its strengths, Too Much Sleep is ultimately uninvolving.‐
Read More | Posted Mar 12, 2001
2/10 39% Hannibal (2001) We flinch, we cover our eyes. Mostly, we just retch.‐
Read More | Posted Feb 9, 2001
7/10 60% Venus Beauty Institute (2000) Quote not available.‐
Read More | 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.‐
Read More | Posted Feb 1, 2001
10/10 89% In the Mood for Love (2001) Cause for celebration.‐
Read More | Posted Jan 31, 2001