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Jill Cozzi

Jill Cozzi
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
83% Avatar (2009) Who wouldn't want to be Na'vi, with their lithe, slim bodies, their grace, their unfailing marksmanship, their long braids that literally mind-meld with other creatures and the spirits of their ancestors, their abs and buns of steel, their cheekbones so h‐ Mixed Reviews
Read More | Posted Dec 26, 2009
B- 79% Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith (2005) there's a highly complex character in Anakin screaming to get out, and neither writer/director Lucas nor actor Christensen has the chops to set him free. ‐ Mixed Reviews
Read More | Posted May 22, 2005
B 66% Unleashed (2005) ...inside this particular piece of hard celluloid candy is a soft, sweet, gooey center.‐ Mixed Reviews
Read More | Posted May 16, 2005
C- 39% Kingdom of Heaven (2005) It's clear that Ridley Scott set out here to make as uncontroversial a film about the Crusades as it's possible to do. ‐ Mixed Reviews
Read More | Posted May 8, 2005
C 74% Crash (2004) CRASH is about the racism we all carry within us, a fact of which Haggis feels he must remind us in almost every scene, lest we forget without his wise counsel. ‐ Mixed Reviews
Read More | Posted May 7, 2005
C 64% Bride and Prejudice (2005) I have respect for what the director's trying to do here, but it doesn't jell the way it should.‐ Mixed Reviews
Read More | Posted Feb 28, 2005
C 90% Million Dollar Baby (2004) ...celluloid hooey...A Coupla Benjamins Baby is more like it.‐ Mixed Reviews
Read More | Posted Feb 6, 2005
B+ 83% In Good Company (2004) After the end-of-year orgy of Important Dramas and Epic Bombast, this deft, lovely little film is a breath of fresh air. ‐ Mixed Reviews
Read More | Posted Jan 16, 2005
B 87% The Aviator (2004) Scorsese seems haunted by the Academy's repeated snubs...this most visceral of filmmakers is entirely too cautious...this very good film falls just short of being a great one.‐ Mixed Reviews
Read More | Posted Jan 16, 2005
A- 68% Closer (2004) I never thought I'd live to see the day when I would say this, but Julia Roberts is actually showing signs of becoming an interesting actress.‐ Mixed Reviews
Read More | Posted Dec 19, 2004
B+ 80% Ray (2004) ...it is probably the right time to release a film of which [Ray] approved, one that if not exactly honoring his life, pays testament to the complex, flawed artist he was.‐ Mixed Reviews
Read More | Posted Nov 28, 2004
B 48% Alfie (2004) The problem with casting someone like Jude Law in this role is that it's not difficult to imagine women falling head over heels for [him]before he even turns on the charm.‐ Mixed Reviews
Read More | Posted Nov 8, 2004
B 55% Undertow (2004) Greene is exactly the kind of quiet, mood-based filmmaker that a film like this needs to keep it from descending into grand guignol.‐ Mixed Reviews
Read More | Posted Oct 4, 2004
C 48% Silver City (2004) ...surrounding what could have been a good, pointed piece of satire is a convoluted plot that requires the characters to explain it relentlessly.‐ Mixed Reviews
Read More | Posted Oct 2, 2004
A- 50% A Home at the End of the World (2004) ...isn't it every woman's ultimate fantasy -- to live in an adorable house in Woodstock, New York, with a charming, witty, cute gay guy AND Colin Farrell...?‐ Mixed Reviews
Read More | Posted Aug 31, 2004
B 63% Bush's Brain (2004) a film that I believe needed to be made‐ Mixed Reviews
Read More | Posted Aug 29, 2004
A- 97% Howard Zinn: You Can't Be Neutral on a Moving Train (2004) exhilarating because of the sheer energy and deeply-felt optimism that Howard Zinn, even after watching history repeat itself for eight decades, still brings to the table.‐ Mixed Reviews
Read More | Posted Jul 25, 2004
B 31% King Arthur (2004) ...demystifies the Arthurian legend more than any film since Monty Python and the Holy Grail, because this king does in fact have s**t all over him. ‐ Mixed Reviews
Read More | Posted Jul 8, 2004
A- 83% Fahrenheit 9/11 (2004) ...not only packs a punch in the stomach of an emotional wallop but at times achieves true artistry.‐ Mixed Reviews
Read More | Posted Jun 29, 2004
A- 89% Word Wars (2004) This particular Fab Four...may just constitute the most entertaining ensemble cast we've seen yet this year. ‐ Mixed Reviews
Read More | Posted Jun 21, 2004
B 26% The Stepford Wives (2004) When life in the United States is as scary as it is during Bush II: The Sequel, how else to remake a feminist nightmare than to play it as camp? ‐ Mixed Reviews
Read More | Posted Jun 12, 2004
A 91% Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (2004) ...bestows so many wonderful gifts on its audience it's hard to know where to begin.‐ Mixed Reviews
Read More | Posted Jun 6, 2004
A- 78% The Mother (2004) "...a beautifully made, beautifully constructed, beautifully acted film."‐ Mixed Reviews
Read More | Posted Jun 1, 2004
A 88% Shrek 2 (2004) Manages to capture more of the zany, anarchic, snarky world of the heyday of Warner Brothers than Looney Tunes: Back in Action could ever hope to....‐ Mixed Reviews
Read More | Posted May 24, 2004
C 54% Troy (2004) ...bears about as much resemblance to the Iliad as a #2 combo at McDonalds bears to an actual meal...and it's geared towards the same audience. ‐ Mixed Reviews
Read More | Posted May 22, 2004
A- 100% Blind Flight (2004) a meticulously constructed film that finds the poetry in even the most squalid prison settings.‐ Mixed Reviews
Read More | Posted May 14, 2004
A 92% Super Size Me (2004) [Spurlock] is a funny, engaging, affable, sometimes goofy screen presence...always entertaining, and never turns off the audience with polemics. ‐ Mixed Reviews
Read More | Posted Apr 26, 2004
B+ 80% Louisiana Story (1948) ...worth a look as a relic from a time when industry meant progress instead of corruption, and as a profound influence on today's documentarians‐ Mixed Reviews
Read More | Posted Apr 11, 2004
A- 93% Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind (2004) ...a profound movie masquerading as a whimsical trifle.‐ Mixed Reviews
Read More | Posted Mar 14, 2004
49% The Passion of the Christ (2004) There is a lovely little film about the life of Jesus in there, screaming to get out...THIS would have been the more difficult film for Gibson to make.‐ Mixed Reviews
Read More | Posted Feb 29, 2004
85% Wilbur Wants to Kill Himself (2004) Sives' wonderfully expressive face and near-perfect comic timing make you forget that almost no character motivation has been written into his role.‐ Mixed Reviews
Read More | Posted Feb 13, 2004
46% 2 Brothers & a Bride (2003) The sheer cynicism, if not outright sexism of the whole concept of the romance tour, lessens the comic effect of the film's smart script and quirky characters.‐ Mixed Reviews
Read More | Posted Feb 11, 2004
94% Touching the Void (2004) the re-enactments...show the viewer both the utter insanity of this sort of climbing, and the strange beauty of these mountains‐ Mixed Reviews
Read More | Posted Jan 30, 2004
94% The Triplets of Belleville (2003) ...Chomet uses this thin plot as a springboard for a dizzying series of sight gags, vignettes, and tributes...that will leave you breathless.‐ Mixed Reviews
Read More | Posted Jan 19, 2004
71% The Company (2003) If you want to see good dance, there are million dance videos that can show you. It's not worth sitting through this movie for. ‐ Mixed Reviews
Read More | Posted Dec 28, 2003
81% Monster (2004) All we know from Monster is where Charlize Theron puts on weight when she can't use her personal trainer for a month. ‐ Mixed Reviews
Read More | Posted Dec 28, 2003
93% The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003) Jackson has matured as a filmmaker, trusting his story, his cinematographer, and his actors to convey a story of this size in a small and intimate manner.‐ Mixed Reviews
Read More | Posted Dec 25, 2003
91% Shattered Glass (2003) It's no mean feat to create suspense in a story the outcome of which we already know, but just as Michael Mann did in The Insider, Billy Ray manages to do so here.‐ Mixed Reviews
Read More | Posted Nov 29, 2003
95% The Station Agent (2003) [Peter Dinklage] just happens to give one of the best performances of the year.‐ Mixed Reviews
Read More | Posted Nov 20, 2003
34% In the Cut (2003) I certainly hated IN THE CUT far less than I've hated Campion's other films, though her relentless obsession with Women Want Rape is as disturbing as ever.‐ Mixed Reviews
Read More | Posted Nov 10, 2003
B 70% Dogville (2003) If Von Trier hates anything, it would seem he hates women, as few directors this side of Jane Campion pile more humiliation on their female characters.‐ Mixed Reviews
Read More | Posted Oct 29, 2003
94% American Splendor (2003) Directors Berman and Pulcini demonstrate a very real understanding of the graphic novel universe in which they're filming.‐ Mixed Reviews
Read More | Posted Oct 29, 2003
94% S21: The Khmer Rouge Death Machine (2004) ..perhaps the first documentary to bring prisoner and captor together in an attempt to humanize each to the other, and perhaps answer the question of whether in dehumanizing the prisoners, the guards dehumanized themselves to the point of no return.‐ Mixed Reviews
Read More | Posted Oct 27, 2003
95% The Pianist (2002) ...it's nothing short of astounding that the one director who could be forgiven for screaming these images from the rooftops, chooses not to.‐ Mixed Reviews
Read More | Posted Jan 9, 2003
69% Max (2002) Far from making Hitler sympathetic, this characterization forces us to recognize a fact about evil that we don't want to admit: That evil doesn't spring forth suddenly from the cabbage patch.‐ Mixed Reviews
Read More | Posted Jan 2, 2003
69% The Grey Zone (2002) ...bleak, unflinching, and ultimately spellbinding‐ Mixed Reviews
Read More | Posted Nov 19, 2002
76% 8 Mile (2002) ...while it's premature to call Eminem a James Dean for the 21st century, he makes an impressive debut as one white kid who really does have something to be angry about.‐ Mixed Reviews
Read More | Posted Nov 13, 2002
38% Sweet Home Alabama (2002) "If there's one thing worse than an ordinary romantic comedy, it's one where there's so much promise and so much talent, squandered on a lazily-written, hastily-cranked-out chick flick."‐ Mixed Reviews
Read More | Posted Sep 30, 2002
82% The Good Girl (2002) Arteta paints a picture of lives lived in a state of quiet desperation.‐ Mixed Reviews
Read More | Posted Sep 15, 2002
81% Road to Perdition (2002) ...not as emotionally involving a film as it could be, but the combination of direction, cinematography, performance and score create a work of cinematic art that transcends its familiar subject matter.‐ Mixed Reviews
Read More | Posted Sep 15, 2002