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Ken Fox

Ken Fox
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
3/5 60% 100 Proof (1997) Abetted by its zero-budget look and feel, the film attains the dirty, hyperrealism of a reality based cop show, but with a surprising touch of quiet compassion. ‐ TV Guide
Posted Feb 22, 2016
3.5/4 75% Code Unknown (Code inconnu: Récit incomplet de divers voyages) (2000) With virtually no music and very little expository dialogue, this is one of the rare films with enough faith in moviegoers to let them figure things out for themselves. ‐ TV Guide
Posted Aug 27, 2014
3.5/4 89% A Moment of Innocence (1999) For Makhmalbaf, the film comes to represent a re-examination of his own idealism, and the possibility of further social change as a whole new generation of Iranian youth comes of age. ‐ TV Guide
Posted May 20, 2014
3.5/4 75% Wisconsin Death Trip (1999) Crisply photographed in black and white by cinematographer Eigil Bryld and extremely violent, it's the hellish flip-side to Little House on the Prairie. ‐ TV Guide
Posted Mar 3, 2014
3.5/4 94% Dark Days (2000) Singer's grainy... photography lends the film the evocative aura of something that has been unearthed, while the spare, haunting soundtrack by DJ Shadow perfectly captures the sense of otherworldliness that pervades this remarkable film. ‐ TV Guide
Posted Mar 3, 2014
2.5/4 60% Dream with the Fishes (1997) Not a great picture -- not by a long shot -- but the many and various parts of Finn Taylor's quirky black comedy do add up to something rather appealing. ‐ TV Guide
Posted Feb 13, 2014
2.5/4 77% 4 (Chetyre) (2006) Khrzhanovsky's film, written by acclaimed Russian novelist Vladimir Sorokin, looks great but has a shambolic, off-kilter feel that might not be entirely intentional, and is alternately tedious and shocking. ‐ TV Guide
Posted Nov 5, 2013
1.5/4 6% Who's Your Caddy? (2007) [A] depressing, stereotype-filled reworking of Caddyshack. ‐ TV Guide
Posted Jun 3, 2013
3/4 80% The Boxer (1997) Unfortunately, the film never really catches fire, despite uniformly high-caliber performances; Day-Lewis, surely one the finest actors of his generation, is excellent. ‐ TV Guide
Posted May 14, 2013
2.5/4 64% Funny Games (1998) The first half is sadistically intense, Geiring and Frisch make wonderfully creepy psychopaths, and Haneke and cinematographer Jurgen Jurges burnish the film to a high polish that's rare for the genre. ‐ TV Guide
Posted Sep 20, 2012
3.5/4 92% La demoiselle d'honneur (The Bridesmaid) (2004) Once again Chabrol tells the tale with an almost clinical detachment and discretion -- the pacing is almost coldly deliberate and the camera often cuts away rather than intrude -- but the upshot is well worth the wait. ‐ TV Guide
Posted May 17, 2012
3.5/4 81% The General (1998) The film has little of the visual dazzle often associated with Boorman's movies, but the somber, black-and-white cinematography helps even out the often larger-than-life tone. ‐ TV Guide
Posted May 1, 2012
3.5/4 85% Crna macka, beli macor (Black Cat, White Cat) (1999) There's a surprising warmth and even a little optimism behind Kusturica's gallows humor. ‐ TV Guide
Posted Apr 10, 2012
1.5/4 9% The Pest (1997) Even surrounded by unbearable sloppiness, Leguizamo is fascinating to watch. ‐ TV Guide
Posted Aug 4, 2009
1.5/4 4% Meet the Deedles (1998) Dumb is one thing, but this sorry attempt at action-comedy from stuntman turned director Steve Boyum is in an intelligence-deprived class all its own. ‐ TV Guide
Posted Feb 25, 2009
3/4 82% Tropic Thunder (2008) Cruise is downright scary. It's the creepiest -- and most entertaining -- performance since his unforgettable appearance in that Scientology video. ‐ TV Guide
Posted Dec 21, 2008
3/4 62% The House of Yes (1997) Bujold is as good as ever, but the real surprise here is Spelling: Slack-jawed and dewy-eyed, lids forever at half-mast, she's perfectly cast as a lamb among wolves, and her naivete is strangely affecting. ‐ TV Guide
Posted Nov 21, 2008
2.5/4 38% The Lucky Ones (2008) The dialogue is often sharp and funny and the performances nicely pitched. ‐ TV Guide
Posted Sep 26, 2008
2.5/4 54% Choke (2008) It all makes for a mushy, stick center that leaves one longing for Fight Club's cool, hard shell. ‐ TV Guide
Posted Sep 26, 2008
3/4 55% Battle in Seattle (2008) What the film lacks in artistry it makes up for in commitment. ‐ TV Guide
Posted Sep 19, 2008
2/4 15% Hounddog (2008) A handsomely produced but unintentionally risible film that mistakes high grotesquerie for high gothic. ‐ TV Guide
Posted Sep 19, 2008
3/4 61% The Duchess (2008) It's a gorgeous production that boasts a beautiful leading lady, handsome locations (nicely captured by cinematographer Gyula Pados), drop-dead costume design and the standard-issue tropes of a PG-13 rated bodice ripper. ‐ TV Guide
Posted Sep 19, 2008
2.5/4 86% Ghost Town (2008) The film works as a showcase for Gervais, who plays an oddly likable jerk with surprising subtlety. ‐ TV Guide
Posted Sep 19, 2008
2.5/4 40% Able Danger (2008) Paul Krik's stylish, darkly comic conspiracy thriller takes its title from a classified military program alleged to have identified four 9/11 hijackers prior to the terrorist attacks, and borrows its gleaming B&W look from The Maltese Falcon. ‐ TV Guide
Posted Sep 17, 2008
3/4 77% Virtual JFK: Vietnam If Kennedy Had Lived (2008) Assembles an amazing array of recorded conversations and vintage newsreel, and offers up enough press conference footage to make one nostalgic for the days when an uncowed, penetrating press really did serve the public interest. ‐ TV Guide
Posted Sep 17, 2008
3/4 51% The Family That Preys (2008) Thanks to some first-rate acting from its stars, it ranks among Perry's best. ‐ TV Guide
Posted Sep 15, 2008
1/4 10% Proud American (2008) This weird tribute to the American spirit throws together a handful of real-life, Reader's Digest-style stories to celebrate qualities we like to think of as quintessentially American. ‐ TV Guide
Posted Sep 12, 2008
3.5/4 49% Towelhead (2007) The movie belongs to the fifth-billed Bishil, a truly gutsy young actress who captures the essence of young female desire in all its adolescent confusion. ‐ TV Guide
Posted Sep 12, 2008
2/4 19% Righteous Kill (2008) De Niro seems tired, Pacino's only half interested, and the gritty New York City milieu only serves to remind you of better days and much better movies. ‐ TV Guide
Posted Sep 12, 2008
3/4 68% Save Me (1993) A solid performance by the often underrated Judith Light lends considerable weight to this melodrama's controversial subject. ‐ TV Guide
Posted Sep 5, 2008
3.5/4 80% Un Secret (A Secret) (2008) Both a gripping mystery and an ever-timely reminder of the terrible power of repression and silence. ‐ TV Guide
Posted Sep 5, 2008
4/4 96% The Pool (2008) This unassuming yet hugely ambitious undertaking reveals a filmmaker with an impressive range and depth of feeling that is only now becoming apparent. ‐ TV Guide
Posted Sep 5, 2008
2.5/4 85% Anastasia (1997) There is much for tots to enjoy: decent songs, an amusing script and some surprisingly imaginative animation. ‐ TV Guide
Posted Sep 1, 2008
1.5/4 5% College (2008) No one expects a frat-house comedy to be clean, but there's an obnoxious crudity to this terrible misfire whole thing that leaves you feeling splattered and dirty by the time the inevitable over-the-credits blooper reel rolls. ‐ TV Guide
Posted Aug 29, 2008
1/4 23% Another Gay Sequel: Gays Gone Wild! (2008) A queer spin on Not Another Teen Movie that's even less entertaining -- and far grosser -- that the original. ‐ TV Guide
Posted Aug 29, 2008
3/4 62% Hamlet 2 (2008) It's a lot of fun, thanks to Coogan and a strong supporting cast. ‐ TV Guide
Posted Aug 22, 2008
3/4 42% The House Bunny (2008) Anna Faris is that rare commodity. She's a true star. ‐ TV Guide
Posted Aug 22, 2008
2.5/4 41% The Longshots (2008) Durst keeps the story rooted in the desperation of a dying town, and that gives this formulaic family fare a slight edge. ‐ TV Guide
Posted Aug 22, 2008
3/4 43% Death Race (2008) Won't win any awards for brains or originality, but it's better acted than one might expect. ‐ TV Guide
Posted Aug 22, 2008
3/4 40% The Rocker (2008) Breezily directed by The Full Monty's Peter Cattaneo, this amiable comedy features a solid supporting cast and the original songs, written by Chad Fischer of 'Superman' fame, are surprisingly good in a hooky, power-pop sort of way. ‐ TV Guide
Posted Aug 20, 2008
2.5/4 14% Mirrors (2008) Aja's way with gristle and grue makes for a number of arresting images, and the second half, in which the secret of the mirrors is gradually revealed, is actually stronger than the first. ‐ TV Guide
Posted Aug 18, 2008
2.5/4 64% Beautiful Losers (2008) Some of the art is probably interesting, but Rose's own video-influenced filmmaking style leaves little time for inspection or reflection. ‐ TV Guide
Posted Aug 8, 2008
2.5/4 79% Baghead (2008) It's clear that horror isn't really the Duplass' forte: The simple scenes of these four aspiring filmmakers sitting around a table, brainstorming ideas while tearing each other apart are more interesting than all that running and screaming. ‐ TV Guide
Posted Aug 8, 2008
2/4 43% What We Do Is Secret (2007) The reasons behind Crash's death might be the most relevant lesson to be learned from the Germs story, and one can only dream of what a filmmaker like Gus Van Sant might have made from the material. ‐ TV Guide
Posted Aug 8, 2008
3.5/4 75% Elegy (2008) This melancholy mediation on aging and desire hangs on an exquisite performance from Penelope Cruz as a young woman who becomes the love object of a man twice her age. It's easily her finest English-language performance to date. ‐ TV Guide
Posted Aug 8, 2008
2.5/4 65% Patti Smith: Dream of Life (2008) Thanks to its meandering, achronological structure, we don't learn too many specifics of Smith's brilliant career, and only a die-hard fan will find all of it vitally interesting. ‐ TV Guide
Posted Aug 8, 2008
3/4 68% Pineapple Express (2008) The film has the same unexpected, unabashed tenderness as Superbad, but in the absolute last place anyone would ever think of looking: a fast-paced and extremely bloody crime comedy. ‐ TV Guide
Posted Aug 6, 2008
3/4 97% The Life and Times of Hank Greenberg (2000) A fine, straightforward tribute to a sports giant who faced blatant prejudice and paved away for the likes Jackie Robinson, Hank Aaron and other minorities... ‐ TV Guide
Posted Aug 3, 2008
3.5/4 88% Frozen River (2008) Leo makes short work of the very notion of 'trailer trash' and lends dignity to the dreams of a woman willing to do anything to keep her family together -- it's an extraordinary performance in a fascinating film. ‐ TV Guide
Posted Aug 1, 2008
2.5/4 12% The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor (2008) There are so few surprises that one not only begins anticipating the next scene, but looking forward to the end. ‐ TV Guide
Posted Aug 1, 2008