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Jeet Thayil

Jeet Thayil
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
25% Masked and Anonymous (2003) Even a stone Dylan fan -- and I've been one since my early teens; I was so much older then, I'm younger than that now -- would find it difficult to sit through this moldy exercise in evasion and bloat.‐
Read More | Posted Aug 7, 2003
97% Capturing the Friedmans (2003) Capturing the Friedmans captures a time when greed was good, mullets were cool, and hysteria was everywhere.‐
Read More | Posted Jun 23, 2003
64% Gin gwai (The Eye) (2002) Oh yeah, I was scared -- scared that I'd wake up before the credits rolled.‐
Read More | Posted Jun 13, 2003
99% Finding Nemo (2003) A clown fish without a punchline, a blue tang without a memory, a scarred prison hero fish, and a stoner dude sea turtle make for this summer's tallest fish tale.‐
Read More | Posted Jun 7, 2003
59% Down With Love (2003) A not-so-innocent romp that is part Mills & Boon and part Hustler.‐
Read More | Posted Jun 7, 2003
64% The Shape Of Things (2002) Little more than a clever undergrad thesis gone awfully wrong, it turns on the less than shocking proposition that women are as unlikable as men.‐
Read More | Posted May 21, 2003
73% Fellini: I'm a Born Liar (2003) Born liar or windbag? Either way, Fellini clearly likes telling women to spread their legs. Wider.‐
Read More | Posted May 14, 2003
86% Lilja 4-ever (2003) Repeatedly hammers home the message that this is a vile world filled with vile men and women; and that children are the main victims of their perpetual evil.‐
Read More | Posted May 6, 2003
44% XX/XY (2003) An empty passion play with the sort of druggy glamour you would expect from a movie about growing up privileged and stoned in NYC.‐
Read More | Posted Apr 24, 2003
37% Spun (2003) A white-knuckle ride to the edge of town, I liked it in a sick and twisted sort of way.‐
Read More | Posted Apr 2, 2003
82% Stone Reader (2003) Stone Reader is the story of a Quixotian quest by a man who is more than an ideal reader. Mark Moskowitz is the sort of reader writers live for.‐
Read More | Posted Mar 14, 2003
84% Spider (2002) Spider owes everything to its two British stars, Ralph Fiennes and Miranda Richardson, whose sexually charged ballet is its centre, as is the question: Mother or whore?‐
Read More | Posted Mar 10, 2003
85% Chicago (2002) Chicago glorifies murder, glamorizes sex & death -- in other words it is just right for today's unsunny times.‐
Read More | Posted Mar 3, 2003
48% Final Destination 2 (2003) The most well-rounded character in this movie is Death himself.‐
Read More | Posted Mar 1, 2003
42% How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days (2003) How to lose an audience in 10 ways‐
Read More | Posted Feb 14, 2003
95% The Pianist (2002) Roman Polanski's autobiographical gesture at redemption is better than 'Shindler's List' - it is more than merely a Holocaust movie.‐
Read More | Posted Jan 24, 2003
85% About Schmidt (2002) About middle-aged angst; about an American malaise; about an American original; about Shmidt‐
Read More | Posted Jan 17, 2003
80% The Hours (2002) Where suicide is a heroic act rather than a permanent solution to a temporary problem‐
Read More | Posted Jan 14, 2003
96% Catch Me If You Can (2002) The modern master of the chase sequence returns with a chase to end all chases‐
Read More | Posted Dec 23, 2002
92% Talk to Her (2002) Call him twisted. Call him sick. But call Pedro Almodovar a master. And call 'Talk To her' a masterpiece.‐
Read More | Posted Dec 5, 2002
66% Solaris (2002) If Steven Soderbergh's 'Solaris' is a failure it is a glorious failure.‐
Read More | Posted Nov 25, 2002
75% Frida (2002) The canonization of St Frida informs and diminishes the movie.‐
Read More | Posted Nov 14, 2002
81% How to Draw a Bunny (2004) How do you make a movie about the most famous unknown artist in the world?‐
Read More | Posted Oct 30, 2002
77% Secretary (2002) I have seen the future and her name is Maggie Gyllenhaal.‐
Read More | Posted Oct 7, 2002
54% Invincible (2002) The invincible Werner Herzog is alive and well and living in LA‐
Read More | Posted Oct 7, 2002
76% Igby Goes Down (2002) Salinger meets the heroine chick with the heroin chic‐
Read More | Posted Sep 21, 2002
51% In Praise Of Love (Éloge de l'amour) (2002) Waiting for Godard can be fruitful: 'In Praise of Love' is the director's epitaph for himself.‐
Read More | Posted Sep 16, 2002
82% The Good Girl (2002) An unlikely black comedy where the humor is relentless, the satire is grim and the jokes are born out of inertia.‐
Read More | Posted Sep 4, 2002
2/5 51% Simone (2002) Simone tells us about the sweet opium of movies and how much we crave it.‐
Read More | Posted Aug 27, 2002
64% Possession (2002) Throwing it all away for the fleeting joys of love's brief moment.‐
Read More | Posted Aug 20, 2002
74% Signs (2002) Shyamalan should stop trying to please his mom.‐
Read More | Posted Aug 20, 2002
80% Sunshine State (2002) Edie Falco sparkles as a mermaid on dry land‐
Read More | Posted Aug 6, 2002
5/5 91% Minority Report (2002) Spielberg has managed to marry science fiction with film noir and action flicks with philosophical inquiry.‐
Read More | Posted Jul 5, 2002