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Jami Bernard

Jami Bernard
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
3/4 55% Last Holiday (2006) The Queen never lets us down.‐ New York Daily News
Posted Jan 13, 2006
1/4 16% Grandma's Boy (2006) Even silly fun needs serious talent behind it. ‐ New York Daily News
Posted Jan 9, 2006
3.5/4 77% Match Point (2005) In the final analysis of Allen's career, it may turn out that moral ambiguity, not comedy, was what he did best.‐ New York Daily News
Posted Dec 28, 2005
4/4 62% The New World (2005) Malick is a writer-director of extraordinary vision who is like an endangered species.‐ New York Daily News
Posted Dec 24, 2005
3.5/4 89% Caché (2005) It's not the usual whodunit, but if you're open to having your cage rattled, you won't be disappointed.‐ New York Daily News
Posted Dec 24, 2005
2/4 44% Casanova (2005) A period romp that tries too hard.‐ New York Daily News
Posted Dec 24, 2005
2/4 29% Fun With Dick and Jane (2005) See Jim Carrey mug for the camera. Mug, Jim, mug!‐ New York Daily News
Posted Dec 21, 2005
2.5/4 52% The Family Stone (2005) A machine-tooled entertainment that's as fake and flimsy as a plastic Christmas tree.‐ New York Daily News
Posted Dec 16, 2005
2.5/4 68% Mrs. Henderson Presents (2006) The splintered, bantering relationship between Mrs. Henderson and Van Damm (and the chemistry between Dench and Hoskins) is what gives the movie its slender charms.‐ New York Daily News
Posted Dec 9, 2005
1.5/4 38% Marebito (2005) Marebito never gives us what it promised: a glorious, totally new sense of horror.‐ New York Daily News
Posted Dec 9, 2005
4/4 87% Brokeback Mountain (2005) An epic, heartbreaking love story that's far greater than the sum of its parts.‐ New York Daily News
Posted Dec 9, 2005
3/4 35% Memoirs of a Geisha (2005) In the luxuriant Memoirs of a Geisha, three of the biggest and loveliest stars of Chinese cinema -- Ziyi Zhang, Michelle Yeoh and Gong Li -- sharpen their talons.‐ New York Daily News
Posted Dec 9, 2005
84% King Kong (2005) Peter Jackson's King Kong is the most thrilling, soulful monster picture ever made. At last, it can be said without irony -- I laughed, I cried.‐ New York Daily News
Posted Dec 6, 2005
1.5/4 10% Aeon Flux (2005) In the dystopian future, apparently, women will be bendable Barbies in leather scanties, and everyone will speak like brain-dead robots.‐ New York Daily News
Posted Dec 5, 2005
2/4 60% Little Man (2005) With her penchant for frilly romance and sentimentality, the focus is often, cloyingly, on Conn as the heroine of the story, the mother who (sob!) wouldn't give up.‐ New York Daily News
Posted Dec 2, 2005
3/4 76% Transamerica (2006) Before she was a Desperate Housewife, [Felicity] Huffman turned in this tour de force in what turns out to be a funny, charming, heartfelt road movie about a most unlikely pair.‐ New York Daily News
Posted Dec 2, 2005
3/4 74% The Boys of Baraka (2005) The results are amazing, though bittersweet, and demonstrate how complicated and expensive it is (though not impossible) to break the cycle of poverty, crime and lack of education.‐ New York Daily News
Posted Dec 2, 2005
2/4 52% First Descent (2005) Adrenaline rules, dude. If only the movie would give the audience more of it.‐ New York Daily News
Posted Dec 2, 2005
3/4 71% Mrs. Palfrey at the Claremont (2005) Underneath the sweet, sometimes whimsical friendship of elegant, lonely old Mrs. Palfrey and the handsome young charmer ... lies a serious, melancholy movie about the isolation and marginalization of the elderly.‐ New York Daily News
Posted Nov 28, 2005
2.5/4 94% Down to the Bone (2005) ... a stark, realistic portrait of a working-class mother in New York's depressed Ulster County as she tries to battle a drug habit.‐ New York Daily News
Posted Nov 28, 2005
1.5/4 6% Yours, Mine & Ours (2005) There are just so many jokes you can make about who gets to use the bathroom when.‐ New York Daily News
Posted Nov 23, 2005
46% The Ice Harvest (2005) [A] heist movie that mistakes bad taste for laughs.‐ New York Daily News
Posted Nov 23, 2005
3/4 82% Gilles' Wife (La Femme de Gilles) (2005) This is a lyrical art movie with admittedly limited commercial appeal, but worth seeing for cinematic explorers.‐ New York Daily News
Posted Nov 18, 2005
2/4 57% Breakfast on Pluto (2005) The twittering main character quickly wears out his welcome.‐ New York Daily News
Posted Nov 18, 2005
3.5/4 88% Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (2005) Goblet shifts effortlessly from dark to light to dark again. ‐ New York Daily News
Posted Nov 17, 2005
1/4 51% Ellie Parker (2005) There's the germ of a comic idea here, but most of the movie consists of acting-exercise skits that ramble on until they croak.‐ New York Daily News
Posted Nov 11, 2005
3.5/4 85% Pride and Prejudice (2005) Seeing the splendid new version of Pride & Prejudice can be hazardous to your health: There's a very real danger of swooning.‐ New York Daily News
Posted Nov 11, 2005
1.5/4 16% Get Rich or Die Tryin' (2005) A gangsta rapper without fire in the belly isn't terribly interesting, cinematically or musically.‐ New York Daily News
Posted Nov 9, 2005
2/4 61% Jarhead (2005) The movie has some of the washed-out look of David O. Russell's excellent Three Kings, but none of the edge.‐ New York Daily News
Posted Nov 4, 2005
3/4 44% Brooklyn Lobster (2005) The triumph here is the natural, fluid way the characters interact, many of them displaying real-life, quirky senses of humor you don't often find in screenplays.‐ New York Daily News
Posted Nov 4, 2005
1/4 7% Daltry Calhoun (2005) A weird, unpleasant little movie.‐ New York Daily News
Posted Nov 4, 2005
3/4 84% Three...Extremes (Saam gaang yi) (2005) Blood, grotesquerie and humor mix equally in the first two, but the full combo makes a savory witches' brew for Asian-cinema cultists (or Halloween lovers in need of a gore fix).‐ New York Daily News
Posted Oct 28, 2005
2.5/4 90% New York Doll (2005) The film paints an affectionate portrait of a wry, somewhat addled man whose hard-partying past was in stark contrast with his later life -- a fluffy cat nestles in his guitar case while he explains his nickname.‐ New York Daily News
Posted Oct 28, 2005
2/4 58% The Weather Man (2005) What The Weather Man needed was a change in its weather -- a certain kind of humor, to be precise, something like the deadpan but human satire of Alexander Payne's About Schmidt.‐ New York Daily News
Posted Oct 28, 2005
1/4 4% The Fog (2005) The fog also does something genuinely eerie: It causes everyone in the cast to deliver dreadful performances and display inappropriate reactions when their friends are drowned, burned, stabbed or thrown into glass display cases.‐ New York Daily News
Posted Oct 17, 2005
3/4 81% The President's Last Bang (2005) Bizarrely droll.‐ New York Daily News
Posted Oct 14, 2005
2/4 41% Where the Truth Lies (2005) Egoyan's uncharacteristic bid for the mainstream flames out on many levels, but it's hard not to stare with fascination at the dying embers.‐ New York Daily News
Posted Oct 14, 2005
1.5/4 19% Domino (2005) It airbrushes and glorifies the short, angry life of its subject in ways that are practically indecent.‐ New York Daily News
Posted Oct 14, 2005
1.5/4 58% Never Been Thawed (2005) Satire requires a lighter touch and less reliance on vulgar language for shock effect.‐ New York Daily News
Posted Oct 7, 2005
3.5/4 93% The Squid and the Whale (2005) [A] wrenchingly funny, agonizingly astute movie.‐ New York Daily News
Posted Oct 5, 2005
3/4 95% Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit (2005) Hare, hare!‐ New York Daily News
Posted Oct 5, 2005
3.5/4 93% Duma (2005) I can't say enough about that magisterial cheetah.‐ New York Daily News
Posted Oct 1, 2005
2/4 40% Three Days of Rain (2005) The ends of each story work beautifully, but getting there requires traveling some washed-out roads, despite the imprimatur of executive producer Wim Wenders.‐ New York Daily News
Posted Sep 30, 2005
2/4 54% MirrorMask (2005) Like many dreams, you won't remember it when you wake up.‐ New York Daily News
Posted Sep 30, 2005
3/4 77% Little Manhattan (2005) What a treasure -- a funny, tart, romantic comedy about tweens suffering the pangs of first love. It makes the cityscape an essential part of the romance, like a junior, vintage Woody Allen.‐ New York Daily News
Posted Sep 30, 2005
3/4 21% Into the Blue (2005) An enjoyable, gorgeously photographed aquatic adventure whose stars are blissfully bodacious.‐ New York Daily News
Posted Sep 30, 2005
3/4 88% Magnificent Desolation: Walking on the Moon 3D (2005) Playful, inspirational.‐ New York Daily News
Posted Sep 23, 2005
3/4 87% A History of Violence (2005) A lot is going on in David Cronenberg's masterful A History of Violence, and you'll miss it if you blink.‐ New York Daily News
Posted Sep 23, 2005
2/4 60% Oliver Twist (2005) Polanski delivers an acceptable yet thoroughly uninspiring twist on the orphaned Oliver, who gets a raw deal every which way.‐ New York Daily News
Posted Sep 23, 2005
1.5/4 4% Dirty Love (2005) Comedy can be a deadly weapon in the wrong hands.‐ New York Daily News
Posted Sep 23, 2005