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Jesse Paddock

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review

If a Tree Falls: A Story of the Earth Liberation Front (2011)

"Taken together, If a Tree Falls and Better This World tell a sad story of the marginalization of the activist left in America. " ‐House Next Door
Posted Apr 27, 2011

Tropical Malady (2005)

"A weird, gorgeous and disorienting act of exploration"
Posted Dec 23, 2005

Be Here to Love Me: A Film About Townes Van Zandt (2005)

"Brown weaves together audio footage and taped interviews that show a man whose proximity to death had calcified into a sharp blade of self-deprecating wit."
Posted Dec 17, 2005

Breakfast on Pluto (2005)

"So horribly misconceived and shoddily structured that its good intentions are worn out in the first twenty minutes"
Posted Dec 1, 2005

Everything is Illuminated (2005)

"Severely hampered by a screenplay that waters down much of the book's power, but the blow isn't lethal"
Posted Oct 25, 2005

The Squid and the Whale (2005)

"Wickedly funny, there's still a recognizable warmth, a sense of familiarity, in Baumbach's writing."
Posted Oct 6, 2005

Oliver Twist (2005)

"'Oliver Twist' proves what 'The Pianist' only hinted at-that Roman Polanski is the world's most talented paint-by-numbers artist."
Posted Oct 1, 2005

Hustle & Flow (2005)

"Gets so much of the rhythms and feel of the Dirty South right, it can be forgiven for its occasional missteps."
Posted Jul 21, 2005

Wedding Crashers (2005)

"Wilson and Vaughn are generous comedians; they love more than anything injecting disarming affection into their comedy."
Posted Jul 14, 2005

War of the Worlds (2005)

"Spectacle filmmaking of the highest order."
Posted Jun 28, 2005

Nabbeun namja (Bad Guy) (2001)

"The plotting keeps getting away from Kim as the story progresses."
Posted Jun 22, 2005
No Score Yet

Spiritual Voices (1995)

"Never manages to portray its quotidian aspects as meaningfully as its director intends"
Posted Jun 18, 2005
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Confession (1998)

"Intriguing, poetic, minimal and occasionally dull"
Posted May 7, 2005
No Score Yet

Bob Dylan World Tours 1966-1974 - Through the Camera of Barry Feinstein (1966)

"Unfortunately for Dylanologists, Gilbert is more interested in his own story than the man whose photographs he seeks out."
Posted Apr 26, 2005

In the Realms of the Unreal (2005)

"Director Jessica Yu makes the case that it's tough to know much about Darger with certainty."
Posted Mar 21, 2005

Gunga Din (1939)

"If PC backlash makes such classics like Gunga Din difficult to revisit, so be it. At this point, there's no getting around it."
Posted Mar 7, 2005

The Jacket (2005)

"The two actors generate a decent chemistry together and manage to give this cobbled-together stinker whatever tiny shred of credibility it possesses as a romance."
Posted Mar 3, 2005
No Score Yet

Lenny Bruce: Without Tears (1992)

"Baker's portrayal reveals a brilliant social critic and waggish storyteller."
Posted Feb 17, 2005

Bright Leaves (2004)

"McElwee's examination of tobacco culture shows concern but not condescension." City Pages, Minneapolis/St. Paul
Posted Jan 14, 2005

In Good Company (2004)

"Weitz continues to make smart, funny movies that parse out the neuroses of the male species."
Posted Dec 28, 2004

The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou (2004)

"It's sad to see the filmmaker himself sinking under the weight of his own ambition."
Posted Dec 14, 2004

La Petite Lili (2004)

"Centers on a small family of wealthy, prominent celebrities, whose indulgent infighting feels forced and predictable"
Posted Nov 14, 2004

Tarnation (2004)

"One of the most powerful examples of film as self-healing, 'Tarnation' astonishes both as art and as testament."
Posted Nov 9, 2004

Vera Drake (2004)

"A piercing study...gritty, humane."
Posted Nov 8, 2004

I Heart Huckabees (2004)

"Careful, intelligent writing that is formally arresting, provocative and still wickedly funny."
Posted Oct 1, 2004

Criminal (2004)

"Itself something of a counterfeit, 'Criminal' loses coherence at each new plot twist, eventually becoming silly and contrived."
Posted Sep 25, 2004

Festival Express (2003)

"Joplin lets loose a version of 'Cry Baby' that should stand as one of the great performances in any concert film."
Posted Sep 23, 2004

Gozu (2003)

"A wild surrealism that brings to mind both the rigorous weirdness of David Lynch and the twisted dark comedy of Luis Bunuel"
Posted Sep 16, 2004

Napoleon Dynamite (2004)

"While it runs out of steam near the end, it never runs out of charm, thanks to Jon Heder's narcoleptic zeal as the title character."
Posted Sep 13, 2004

Garden State (2004)

"An often riotous journey of self-discovery."
Posted Sep 5, 2004
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