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Josh Ralske

Josh Ralske
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
8/10 62% Kamikaze Girls (2004) ...a super-stylized, fast-paced romp. Sharp-wittedly reflexive, culturally specific, and unabashedly fun...‐ All Movie Guide
Read More | Posted Sep 8, 2005
6/10 No Score Yet My Brother... Nikhil (2005) ...when the entire production is clearly infused with such goodwill, it does add to its emotional impact.‐ ScreenAnarchy
Read More | Posted Aug 5, 2005
9/10 98% Mountain Patrol (Kekexili) (2006) [It's] austere, unsentimental, morally complex, and grimly realistic...‐ ScreenAnarchy
Read More | Posted Aug 5, 2005
5/10 No Score Yet J'me sens pas belle (2004) The film doesn't have the resonance of Tom Noonan's similarly plotted but scathing What Happened Was..., but it does have a certain easy charm.‐ All Movie Guide
Read More | Posted Aug 5, 2005
5/10 No Score Yet Marathon (2005) In ... small moments the film shows glimmers of Jeong's genuine talent as a filmmaker.‐ ScreenAnarchy
Read More | Posted Aug 5, 2005
5/10 90% When the Sea Rises (Quand la Mer Monte...) (2006) It's lightweight and rather forgettable but laudable for its honest, respectful treatment of its characters.‐ All Movie Guide
Read More | Posted Aug 5, 2005
8/10 No Score Yet The Firm (1988) Clarke's specialties are anger and violence, and he captures them with a brutal precision that belies the inherent messiness of the action.‐ All Movie Guide
Read More | Posted Aug 5, 2005
5/10 84% Three...Extremes (Saam gaang yi) (2005) Park is the one director represented here with both a great "extreme" tale and the means at his disposal to tell it to full effect.‐ All Movie Guide
Read More | Posted Aug 4, 2005
6/10 79% Czech Dream (2003) However funny and trenchant it is in its critique of the forces that create and encourage rampant consumerism, the final joke is aimed squarely at the end user.‐ All Movie Guide
Read More | Posted Aug 4, 2005
8/10 57% Dead Man's Shoes (2006) ...it's hard to imagine the film without Considine's amazing work.‐ All Movie Guide
Read More | Posted Aug 4, 2005
6/10 86% The Intruder (L'Intrus) (2005) ...a strange and beautiful work, but it doesn't quite cohere.‐ All Movie Guide
Read More | Posted Aug 4, 2005
8/10 83% Somersault (2004) ...it contains several startling, brilliant moments that bring its emotional and visual content together with tremendous clarity and power.‐ All Movie Guide
Read More | Posted Aug 4, 2005
6/10 86% Vital (2005) Vital offers its share of disturbing images and gristly medical-lab sound effects, but in the end, its pursuit of closure is surprisingly hopeful.‐ All Movie Guide
Read More | Posted Aug 4, 2005
4/10 91% Downfall (Der Untergang) (2004) ...succeeds, for the most part, in painstakingly depicting who did what when, but beyond that, it is a missed opportunity.‐ All Movie Guide
Read More | Posted Aug 4, 2005
5/10 71% Gozu (2003) Miike has a knack for tapping into deep-seated cultural anxieties-- particularly male sexual anxiety--that few filmmakers can match.‐ All Movie Guide
Read More | Posted Aug 4, 2005
1/10 No Score Yet Izo (2004) ...all but the most blindly loyal Miike fans will find sitting through this distended and monotonous film an ordeal.‐ All Movie Guide
Read More | Posted Aug 4, 2005
9/10 88% Turtles Can Fly (2005) Turtles Can Fly is humane, funny, and visually acute, but it never shies away from the ugliness that mars these innocent lives.‐ All Movie Guide
Read More | Posted Aug 4, 2005
6/10 83% Inside Deep Throat (2005) ...with its 1970s-style groovy graphics and tittering adolescent's view of sexuality, [it] has a willfully disreputable tone, but it provides surprising insight.‐ All Movie Guide
Read More | Posted Aug 4, 2005
7/10 78% Mile Zero (2002) In its rawness, Mile Zero can be brutal to watch, but it has an emotional honesty found in too few dramas.‐ All Movie Guide
Read More | Posted Aug 4, 2005
7/10 89% Caterina in the Big City (2003) ...a funny, affecting, and intricate comedy that continually surprises and gets better as it goes along.‐ All Movie Guide
Read More | Posted Aug 4, 2005
2/10 46% Don't Move (2004) Someday filmmakers will recognize that blackened teeth and bad makeup make beautiful actresses neither ugly nor brave.‐ All Movie Guide
Read More | Posted Aug 4, 2005
6/10 65% Wondrous Oblivion (2006) The film manages to generate genuine sweetness.‐ All Movie Guide
Read More | Posted Aug 4, 2005
4/10 75% The Other Side of the Street (2004) [These] could have been compelling characters, but The Other Side of the Street surrounds them with contrivance, and it quickly grows tedious.‐ All Movie Guide
Read More | Posted Aug 4, 2005
6/10 No Score Yet Cavedweller (2004) Sharply focused performances...and the true grit of Allison's tale of pain and resilience keep the film from veering into Lifetime movie territory.‐ All Movie Guide
Read More | Posted Aug 4, 2005
4/10 58% Fear X (2003) Frustratingly opaque by design, Fear X offers viewers insufficient fear and excessive "X."‐ All Movie Guide
Read More | Posted Aug 4, 2005
2/10 8% White Noise (2005) ...quickly devolves into ludicrous plotting and cheap shock effects.‐ All Movie Guide
Read More | Posted Aug 4, 2005
5/10 No Score Yet Magdalen (1998) Magdalen displays a well-developed visual style and a promising self-aware wit.‐ All Movie Guide
Read More | Posted Aug 4, 2005
10/10 93% Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind (2004) Capturing the joys and pains of romantic obsession as few filmmakers have before, Gondry and Kaufman have come up with a masterpiece.‐ All Movie Guide
Read More | Posted Jul 11, 2004
5/10 75% Everyday People (2004) Although ambitious...Everyday People is a disappointing step backwards for the filmmaker.‐ All Movie Guide
Read More | Posted Jul 11, 2004
7/10 71% Cautiva (2006) A finely wrought coming-of-age drama that crackles with political tension...‐ All Movie Guide
Read More | Posted Jul 11, 2004
5/10 89% In Your Hands (2005) There seems little point to the Dogme trappings...if the work is going to veer into such hyperbolic, melodramatic territory in its plot.‐ All Movie Guide
Read More | Posted Jul 11, 2004
6/10 67% Three Step Dancing (2003) Despite tailing off in the second half, Three-Step Dancing...is clearly the work of an intriguing new talent.‐ All Movie Guide
Read More | Posted Jul 11, 2004
7/10 87% Untold Scandal (2004) The world hardly needed another version of Dangerous Liaisons...but gifted writer/director E J-Yong still manages to make the material engaging.‐ All Movie Guide
Read More | Posted Jul 11, 2004
6/10 65% Coffee and Cigarettes (2004) While the collection of vignettes offers a few great pleasures, in the context of Jim Jarmusch's oeuvre, it is slight.‐ All Movie Guide
Read More | Posted Jul 11, 2004
6/10 No Score Yet Dzien swira (Day of the Wacko) (The Day of the Freak) (2002) An uneven and downbeat blend of lowbrow humor, literary character drama, and crude sociopolitical satire...‐ All Movie Guide
Read More | Posted Jul 11, 2004
7/10 70% Silent Waters (2004) ...it presents an engaging and informative depiction of Pakistan's tumultuous history from an intimate perspective.‐ All Movie Guide
Read More | Posted Jul 11, 2004
4/10 No Score Yet Le Pacte du silence (2003) The film is filled with unclearly motivated, even bizarre, actions...that render its thriller plot substantially less engaging than it should be.‐ All Movie Guide
Read More | Posted Jul 11, 2004
6/10 17% A Hole in One (2004) ...from the opening titles, with their jangling ice-pick imagery, the film builds an appropriate sense of needling uneasiness...‐ All Movie Guide
Read More | Posted Jul 11, 2004
8/10 83% Red Lights (2004) ...Kahn slowly, skillfully drags his audience into the abyss.‐ All Movie Guide
Read More | Posted Jul 11, 2004
6/10 61% Saved! (2004) Too timid to be truly subversive, Saved! is saved from being a middling high-school comedy by ... a light pop touch and a superb ensemble cast.‐ All Movie Guide
Read More | Posted Jul 11, 2004
7/10 94% The Story of the Weeping Camel (2004) ...while the film has an appropriately calm pace, befitting the lives it depicts, there is also an elementally powerful narrative drive...‐ All Movie Guide
Read More | Posted Jul 11, 2004
5/10 26% Poster Boy (2006) Aside from topicality and good intentions, the film is reasonably engaging and well acted. But it's also more than a little bit overwrought.‐ All Movie Guide
Read More | Posted Jul 11, 2004
8/10 100% Blind Flight (2004) It's not a docudrama, so much as an intimate, psychologically acute tone poem...‐ All Movie Guide
Read More | Posted Jul 11, 2004
5/10 No Score Yet Bored in Brno (2003) After a very funny and original opening...the film takes a disappointing turn.‐ All Movie Guide
Read More | Posted Jul 11, 2004
8/10 No Score Yet Main Hoon Na (2004) ...exudes an infectious joy and a far-reaching love of cinema that puts the typical Hollywood summer blockbuster to shame.‐ All Movie Guide
Read More | Posted Jul 11, 2004
3/10 45% The Day After Tomorrow (2004) In 2004, watching downtown skyscrapers collapse...should cause more queasiness than the filmmakers intend, even if the buildings are located in Los Angeles.‐ All Movie Guide
Read More | Posted Jul 11, 2004
7/10 No Score Yet Hum Tum (2004) While it's sweetly romantic, Hum Tum gratifyingly avoids melodrama.‐ All Movie Guide
Read More | Posted Jul 11, 2004
7/10 43% I'll Sleep When I'm Dead (2004) ...continually thwarts genre expectations with its somber, thoughtful treatment of the brutal subject matter.‐ All Movie Guide
Read More | Posted Jul 11, 2004
7/10 56% Doppelganger (Dopperugengâ) (2003) Koji Yakusho delivers a wonderfully droll dual performance, and Kiyoshi Kurosawa uses split-screen effects brilliantly.‐ All Movie Guide
Read More | Posted Jul 11, 2004
8/10 90% The Corporation (2004) ...engaging in the best sense of the word.‐ All Movie Guide
Read More | Posted Jul 11, 2004