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Jeff Vorndam

Jeff Vorndam
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
C+ No Score Yet Inugami (2001) Quote not available.‐ AboutFilm.com
Read More | Posted Aug 3, 2005
C- No Score Yet Teenage Hooker Became Killing Machine in Daehakroh (2000) Quote not available.‐ AboutFilm.com
Read More | Posted Jan 6, 2004
A- No Score Yet War and Peace (2003) Superbly demonstrates the gulf between the people's will and the greed of those in power.‐ AboutFilm.com
Read More | Posted Sep 21, 2003
B- 100% Streeters (De La Calle) (2001) A bleak and realistic movie... it's a shame the story is so trite.‐ AboutFilm.com
Read More | Posted Sep 21, 2003
B+ 94% The Pinochet Case (2002) The Pinochet Case would make a good double-bill with Long Night's Journey Into Day, a documentary about the public trials of Apartheid criminals in South Africa. Both films deal with forgiveness, and contend that victims can only forgive when asked.‐ AboutFilm.com
Read More | Posted Sep 21, 2003
B+ 80% Distance (2001) It's a purposely unsatisfying and ambiguous film, more intent on showing than telling.‐ AboutFilm.com
Read More | Posted Sep 21, 2003
C- 79% Pistol Opera (2001) From scene-to-scene it makes little sense.‐ AboutFilm.com
Read More | Posted Sep 21, 2003
B+ 95% Mou gaan dou (Infernal Affairs) (2002) See it before it gets remade.‐ AboutFilm.com
Read More | Posted May 1, 2003
C+ 90% Blissfully Yours (Sud Sanaeha) (2003) Besides the flaking skin, the veggie lotion and the puppetry of the penis, not a whole lot happens in this movie.‐ AboutFilm.com
Read More | Posted May 1, 2003
B- 76% 8 Mile (2002) It's telling that the title of the film is a geographic location, for Curtis Hanson and Scott Silver invest great care in placing this story in a specific environment.‐ AboutFilm.com
Read More | Posted Dec 27, 2002
C 79% Antwone Fisher (2002) Good intentions, mediocre movie.‐ AboutFilm.com
Read More | Posted Dec 27, 2002
B- 77% Dark Water (2002) Little incidents pile up, and eventually what was strange becomes terrifying.‐ AboutFilm.com
Read More | Posted Nov 21, 2002
B 72% Intacto (2002) ...a detour into weirdsville.‐ AboutFilm.com
Read More | Posted Oct 20, 2002
F 14% The Young Unknown (2000) Deserves to remain unreleased.‐ AboutFilm.com
Read More | Posted Oct 12, 2002
B 87% Hybrid (2001) The budding connection between filmmaker/grandson and subject/grandfather is ample reward for an occasionally sluggish viewing experience.‐ AboutFilm.com
Read More | Posted Sep 14, 2002
B+ 100% Tribute (2001) Hopefully, this film will find distribution!‐ AboutFilm.com
Read More | Posted Jun 6, 2002
B+ 97% Spirited Away (2002) Absolutely teems with creativity.‐ AboutFilm.com
Read More | Posted Jun 6, 2002
C+ 66% Me Without You (2002) It drags on well past its climax, and covers too large a time period to settle into a groove.‐ AboutFilm.com
Read More | Posted Jun 6, 2002
C+ 71% The Lady and the Duke (2001) Normally, Rohmer's talky films fascinate me, but when he moves his setting to the past, and relies on a historical text, he loses the richness of characterization that makes his films so memorable.‐ AboutFilm.com
Read More | Posted Jun 6, 2002
C No Score Yet There's only so much nuttiness and tribulation that I can take, and Barracks taxed my capacity for both within its first half hour.‐ AboutFilm.com
Read More | Posted Jun 3, 2002
B No Score Yet Badr goes from wide-eyed and wet-eared to wild-eyed and dogmatic with unerring conviction.‐ AboutFilm.com
Read More | Posted Jun 3, 2002
B+ 82% Derrida (2002) Asks what truth can be discerned from non-firsthand experience, and specifically questions cinema's capability for recording truth.‐ AboutFilm.com
Read More | Posted Jun 3, 2002
A- 100% My Voyage to Italy (2001) You walk out of this movie having seen not just one great film, but many.‐ AboutFilm.com
Read More | Posted Jun 2, 2002
A+ 89% Rushmore (1998) Recreates the contrary feelings of adolescence: teetering invincibility, boundless optimism and ambition dogged by defeat, and the swoon of discovering yourself in unguarded moments.‐ AboutFilm.com
Read More | Posted May 27, 2002
A 79% Fight Club (1999) The greatness of the film lies in its ability to tantalizingly stoke our rage and disillusionment before delivering nihilism to its proper resting place.‐ AboutFilm.com
Read More | Posted May 27, 2002
B 94% Hell House (2002) It's left to the audience to decide whether the church's activities are commendable or insidious.‐ AboutFilm.com
Read More | Posted May 14, 2002
C 72% Happy Times (2002) A film about ordinary people taking extraordinary measures to find happiness in a cruel (and capitalist) world, Happy Times is disappointing. Zhang Yimou is one of China's premier directors, but his last two movies show signs of slipping.‐ AboutFilm.com
Read More | Posted May 13, 2002
B No Score Yet Failan (2001) Unlike Letter from an Unknown Woman, Failan is not deliriously lyrical. It's convincing primarily due to the strength of Choi Min-Sik's performance as Kang-jae.‐ AboutFilm.com
Read More | Posted Apr 21, 2002
C 86% Decasia (2002) There is simply not enough of interest onscreen to sustain its seventy-minute running time.‐ AboutFilm.com
Read More | Posted Apr 21, 2002
B 56% Fulltime Killer (2003) To some eyes this will seem like a recycling of clichés, an assassin's greatest hits. To others, it will remind them that Hong Kong action cinema is still alive and kicking.‐ AboutFilm.com
Read More | Posted Apr 21, 2002
D 63% A Chronicle of Corpses (2000) It has a patina of European art-house intellectual rigor, but its substance is clichéd.‐ AboutFilm.com
Read More | Posted Apr 21, 2002
B+ 80% The Royal Tenenbaums (2002) Aside from the film's emotional transparency, The Royal Tenenbaums works very well.‐ AboutFilm.com
Read More | Posted Jan 8, 2002
C+ 75% Wisconsin Death Trip (1999) A coolly expressive joke with scant insight‐ AboutFilm.com
Read More | Posted Dec 29, 2001
D No Score Yet Farewell, Home Sweet Home (1999) A seemingly endless wallow in Bunuelesque class comedy, neither funny nor profound.‐ AboutFilm.com
Read More | Posted Nov 13, 2001
B+ No Score Yet Aprile (1998) There's a curious duality going on here as both the film and the events depicted in the film reveal an extremely self-indulgent man who believes everyone else should be as interested in himself as he is.‐ AboutFilm.com
Read More | Posted Nov 13, 2001
B+ 81% The Man Who Wasn't There (2001) Negation is a theme in the film; characters are defined by what they didn't do, effort is revealed to be useless, and introspection and investigation fruitless tasks.‐ AboutFilm.com
Read More | Posted Nov 4, 2001
A- 88% Close-up (Nema-ye Nazdik) (1999) Forget being John Malkovich, try being Mohsen Makhmalbaf.‐ AboutFilm.com
Read More | Posted Oct 8, 2001
A 92% Traffic (2000) What Traffic achieves, and what makes it a great, landmark film is that it acknowledges our culpability and how at odds we are with the avowed intent to eradicate drugs.‐ AboutFilm.com
Read More | Posted Jun 11, 2001
B 80% Die Stille nach dem Schuß (The Legend of Rita) (The Legends of Rita) (2000) heavily fraught with politics, not all of which translate across national boundaries.‐ AboutFilm.com
Read More | Posted Apr 20, 2001
B- 72% Limbo (1999) its message is forced out like a grapefruit through a keyhole.‐ AboutFilm.com
Read More | Posted Feb 14, 2001
D 30% The Messenger: The Story of Joan of Arc (1999) It is a symptom of how little I was enjoying the movie that I couldn't wait for the interrogations to be over so they could just burn the girl.‐ AboutFilm.com
Read More | Posted Jan 1, 2000
D- 27% Trixie (2000) I wish the MPAA had shown some mercy and slapped the somewhat more restrictive NC-117 rating on Trixie. No one should have to see this.‐ AboutFilm.com
Read More | Posted Jan 1, 2000
B 72% The Best Man (1999) ...ultimately too eager to please and too enamoured with its characters to make a lasting impression.‐ AboutFilm.com
Read More | Posted Jan 1, 2000
A+ 94% Pulp Fiction (1994) Quentin Tarantino mined the riches of cinema past (no Godard was left un-homaged) to construct a dazzling prototype for cinema today.‐ AboutFilm.com
Read More | Posted Jan 1, 2000
B+ 94% Three Kings (1999) Scenes hurtle by like surface-to-air missiles until we arrive at a more staid Hollywood ending.‐ AboutFilm.com
Read More | Posted Jan 1, 2000
B- 34% Final Destination (2000) It's no masterpiece, but an appreciation for subtlety and irony reveals a sly wit that delivers solid escapist entertainment.‐ AboutFilm.com
Read More | Posted Jan 1, 2000
A+ 95% The Silence of the Lambs (1991) Imparts an objection to the objectification of women.‐ AboutFilm.com
Read More | Posted Jan 1, 2000
A 98% Hoop Dreams (1994) No fictional sports movie has a story this good.‐ AboutFilm.com
Read More | Posted Jan 1, 2000
C 24% Gone in 60 Seconds (Gone in Sixty Seconds) (2000) For a film whose worth depends on its ability to thrill, Gone in 60 Seconds is only fitfully entertaining.‐ AboutFilm.com
Read More | Posted Jan 1, 2000
B- 86% Guinevere (1999) Jean Smart is commendable as Deborah Sloan, an arrogant woman who is threatened by her advancing age but able to call Connie on his hypocrisy.‐ AboutFilm.com
Read More | Posted Jan 1, 2000