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Jami Bernard

Jami Bernard
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
5/5 80% Oldboy (2005) Both brutal and lyrical, writer-director Park Chan-wook's existential nail-biter has torture scenes that will have you avoiding dentists, sushi bars and badly appointed hotel rooms.‐ New York Daily News
Read More | Posted Apr 15, 2013
5/5 100% Toy Story 2 (1999) Pixar, the animation studio that teamed with Disney for both movies, has broken technological ground since the first Toy Story, and TS2 shows off its newest expertise with one smart visual joke after another.‐ New York Daily News
Posted Aug 6, 2012
3/4 82% Charlie Wilson's War (2007) If Charlie doesn't feel quite real, Hanks at least makes him good company.‐ New York Daily News
Read More | Posted Dec 21, 2007
1.5/4 47% Laura Smiles (2006) It's an interesting profile in self-destruction until the script becomes unhinged itself and has Laura doing things that are not so much outrageous as hilariously stupid.‐ New York Daily News
Read More | Posted Jul 27, 2007
1/4 0% Ballistic: Ecks vs. Sever (2002) Between explosions there is enough room left for only minimal character development.‐ New York Daily News
Read More | Posted Jan 5, 2007
2.5/4 25% The Da Vinci Code (2006) The movie is so nervous about offending anyone that it's hardly any fun.‐ New York Daily News
Posted May 18, 2006
3/4 57% Dead Man's Shoes (2006) Like Park Chan-wook's Vengeance trilogy, it explores the nature of the beast of revenge, leaving the audience in a sweat of dread.‐ New York Daily News
Posted May 12, 2006
1.5/4 13% Just My Luck (2006) The new Lindsay Lohan romantic comedy, Just My Luck, needs more than just luck to overcome an achingly stupid script. It needs a miracle.‐ New York Daily News
Posted May 12, 2006
3/4 53% Wah-Wah (2006) Grant captures the essence both of boyhood rites of passage and a particular time and place for which he clearly holds affection, bumps, ruts and all.‐ New York Daily News
Posted May 12, 2006
2/4 36% Art School Confidential (2006) There are two movies vying to occupy the same space here: a teen comedy about artistic pretension and academic double standards, and a darker, nastier movie about a serial killer.‐ New York Daily News
Posted May 5, 2006
2/4 26% Hoot (2006) I question the message of Hoot, a family movie that tacitly encourages kids to vandalize property and behave like little ecoterrorists.‐ New York Daily News
Posted May 5, 2006
3/4 70% Mission: Impossible III (2006) Logic and humanity would probably gum up the (fire)works. The Mission: Impossible template is about being resourceful, using gadgets in interesting ways to infiltrate the Vatican or swing Tarzan-like over the rooftops of Shanghai.‐ New York Daily News
Posted May 4, 2006
3/4 86% Three Times (Zui hao de shi guang) (2005) ... a lyrical, subtle, chaste and nearly wordless romance between a giggly pool-hall hostess and a former customer on a one-night leave from the military.‐ New York Daily News
Posted Apr 28, 2006
2/4 25% The Lost City (2005) How the movie's politics will sit with the audience aside, one of the problems in this overlong melodrama is the distracting casting of Bill Murray as a wisecracking sidekick and Dustin Hoffman as mobster Meyer Lansky.‐ New York Daily News
Posted Apr 28, 2006
3.5/4 74% Sympathy for Lady Vengeance (2005) The last of director Park Chanwook's revenge trilogy, Sympathy for Lady Vengeance is another astonishing achievement of slasher-style justice, moral tussles, and eye-candy design ...‐ New York Daily News
Posted Apr 28, 2006
2.5/4 23% RV (2006) Had director Barry Sonnenfeld spent more time on sing-alongs and barbecues with the two families and less on Bob's punishing job and bad driving, RV might have gotten more happy campers.‐ New York Daily News
Posted Apr 28, 2006
4/4 97% Army of Shadows (L'Armée des ombres) (1969) Almost 40 years after it was made, Army of Shadows has more to tell us about the internal toll of war and taking a stand than anything Hollywood has produced.‐ New York Daily News
Posted Apr 28, 2006
31% Stick It (2006) A spirited, dizzyingly athletic movie about female rites of passage within the bitchy, competitive world of Olympics training.‐ New York Daily News
Posted Apr 28, 2006
2/4 36% Standing Still (2005) A movie as inert as its title.‐ New York Daily News
Posted Apr 21, 2006
3/4 33% The Sentinel (2006) The story and style fit comfortably with today's TV and movie fashions: the cop procedural, kinetic editing, a pressure-cooker job rife with competition, and a countdown to possible disaster.‐ New York Daily News
Posted Apr 21, 2006
2.5/4 75% Look Both Ways (2006) A pleasantly peculiar ensemble movie about melancholic people coping with random tragedy.‐ New York Daily News
Posted Apr 14, 2006
3/4 68% Hard Candy (2006) It's really a canny use of the medium to raise serious questions about point of view and empathy in the exploitation genre.‐ New York Daily News
Posted Apr 14, 2006
2/4 30% The Sisters (2006) Richard Alfieri adapted his Chekhov-inspired stage play for this movie, but the outpouring of suppressed memories and emotions still seem to belong to the more personal realm of theater.‐ New York Daily News
Posted Apr 14, 2006
2.5/4 37% Scary Movie 4 (2006) There's only so much humor left to wring from the pup tent of Brokeback Mountain or the matted-hair fetish of the Japanese horror genre.‐ New York Daily News
Posted Apr 14, 2006
2.5/4 72% Friends With Money (2006) No one making movies today has as firm a grasp of the intricacies of female friendship as writer-director Nicole Holofcener.‐ New York Daily News
Posted Apr 8, 2006
3/4 44% Take the Lead (2006) Take the Lead is like that -- it may seem hokey, but it uses the tried and true to get a smile out of you every time.‐ New York Daily News
Posted Apr 7, 2006
3/4 57% Ice Age 2: The Meltdown (2006) A good-natured, gag-filled sequel to the hit animated movie about animals trying to evade extinction while trading one-liners.‐ New York Daily News
Posted Mar 31, 2006
3/4 62% ATL (2006) It feels like a real window on the lives of disenfranchised youths -- these are in South Atlanta -- as they make their way in a society that doesn't cut them any breaks.‐ New York Daily News
Posted Mar 31, 2006
2/4 22% Marilyn Hotchkiss Ballroom Dancing & Charm School (2006) If you think the title is endless, wait till you see Goodman's death scene.‐ New York Daily News
Posted Mar 31, 2006
3/4 77% The Lady in Question Is Charles Busch (2006) Performer, performance artist, playwright and all-around charmer, Busch is someone it's hard to get enough of.‐ New York Daily News
Posted Mar 24, 2006
3/4 87% Inside Man (2006) Lee takes the usual potshots at this stewpot of race, power and politics. Only here it's effective as part of the story, as opposed to when it's wielded like a tire iron in the context of a polemic.‐ New York Daily News
Posted Mar 24, 2006
4/4 86% L'Enfant (2006) This is a movie about the kind of everyday miracle we all need to believe can happen -- how the tiniest glimmer of human connection can lead the most miserable specimen out of darkness.‐ New York Daily News
Posted Mar 24, 2006
3/4 39% American Gun (2006) While this is not exactly a hopeful movie, it's a polished exercise in the kind of social commentary that can wake people up.‐ New York Daily News
Posted Mar 24, 2006
3/4 89% Shah-re ziba (The Beautiful City) (2004) Here's another deeply resonant little movie from Iran, featuring more polished (yet still naturalistic) acting than usually seen in U.S. productions.‐ New York Daily News
Posted Mar 17, 2006
3/4 73% V for Vendetta (2006) [An] enjoyable -- if occasionally irresponsible -- comic-book thriller.‐ New York Daily News
Posted Mar 17, 2006
3/4 90% Duck Season (Temporada de patos) (2006) It's about the kind of kids who could never sit still enough, unfortunately, for a movie that perfectly captures the frustrations, longings, obsessions and torments of the awkward years before manhood.‐ New York Daily News
Posted Mar 10, 2006
2.5/4 35% Ask the Dust (2006) Atmospheric but awkward drama.‐ New York Daily News
Posted Mar 10, 2006
3/4 92% Shakespeare Behind Bars (2005) The mere fact that Shakespeare can teach hardened criminals to search their souls gives hope that forgiveness and redemption are possible -- even at the bottom of the human barrel.‐ New York Daily News
Posted Mar 10, 2006
2/4 26% The Shaggy Dog (2006) Watching a pack of dogs sniff Tim Allen's butt -- repeatedly -- is probably someone's idea of a good time at the movies. Not mine.‐ New York Daily News
Posted Mar 10, 2006
2/4 74% Joyeux Noël (Merry Christmas) (2006) You can't go wrong with an uplifting, anti-war story like this, but director Christian Carion trowels on the schmaltz.‐ New York Daily News
Read More | Posted Mar 3, 2006
2.5/4 51% Aquamarine (2006) Bouncy and sweet, Aquamarine has a mild feminist bent that's played for laughs, but it's definitely a movie for the shallow end of the pool.‐ New York Daily News
Posted Mar 3, 2006
4/4 92% Dave Chappelle's Block Party (2006) Once in a great while there's a movie that's so funny, infectious and welcoming - a movie that makes you feel so good about America and the people in it - you just want to climb inside the screen and live there.‐ New York Daily News
Posted Mar 3, 2006
1.5/4 8% Doogal (2006) A dreadful animated movie stuffed with bad puns and little internal logic.‐ New York Daily News
Posted Feb 27, 2006
3/4 82% Tsotsi (Thug) (2006) This Oscar-nominated film convincingly celebrates the embers of decency that can be found in fires that are all but banked.‐ New York Daily News
Posted Feb 24, 2006
3/4 74% Unknown White Male (2006) Bruce's condition seems so bizarre that, at times, you suspect it's a hoax. But the film still manages to raise disquieting issues of personality and identity.‐ New York Daily News
Posted Feb 24, 2006
2/4 40% Winter Passing (2006) Underneath the contemplative tone and poetic visuals lies a disappointingly familiar coming-of-age story.‐ New York Daily News
Posted Feb 17, 2006
2.5/4 72% Eight Below (2006) Walker, of 2 Fast 2 Furious, is 2 flat 2 forgettable.‐ New York Daily News
Posted Feb 17, 2006
2.5/4 73% Nanny McPhee (2006) Any time Thompson curls that prosthetic snaggletooth over her lower lip and murmurs a nearly inaudible harrumph is a comic moment to be treasured.‐ New York Daily News
Posted Feb 4, 2006
3/4 61% Something New (2006) Hamri delivers a thoughtful, entertaining, imperfect but solidly adult movie about the inconvenient path of true love.‐ New York Daily News
Posted Feb 3, 2006
1/4 16% Underworld: Evolution (2006) ... a movie that beats you over the head until you -- along with all the fanged and furry beasts of the future -- are senseless.‐ New York Daily News
Posted Jan 24, 2006