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Kevin Thomas

Kevin Thomas
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
4/5 96% 13 Assassins (2011) A classic samurai movie, right up there among the finest in the genre.‐ Los Angeles Times
Read More | Posted Apr 28, 2011
4/5 No Score Yet Zokkomon (2011) Not only has a light, fanciful touch and superior production design but also more substance and cohesiveness than much Bollywood fare.‐ Los Angeles Times
Read More | Posted Apr 25, 2011
2/5 No Score Yet The Runestone (1991) For all its pretensions, "The Runestone" is just another routine horror picture featuring a big hairy monster on the loose.‐ Los Angeles Times
Read More | Posted Apr 24, 2011
2/5 33% Meeting Spencer (2011) Mowbray has some fine credits, including "A Private Function," but he and his cast cannot breathe life into such hopeless material.‐ Los Angeles Times
Read More | Posted Apr 21, 2011
4/5 93% The Four Times (Le Quattro Volte) (2011) Perched between fiction and documentary, "Le Quattro Volte" is above all a beautiful and profound evocation of the eternal cycles of life and nature.‐ Los Angeles Times
Read More | Posted Apr 14, 2011
3.5/5 82% American: The Bill Hicks Story (2011) Posthumous albums and now this film are securing his legacy and enduring influence.‐ Los Angeles Times
Read More | Posted Apr 14, 2011
4/5 33% Exodus Fall (2011) This graceful, easy-to-take picture is a nifty example of resourceful independent filmmaking, with a perfectly blended ensemble cast in well-drawn roles.‐ Los Angeles Times
Read More | Posted Apr 7, 2011
4/5 No Score Yet No eres tu, soy yo (2011) It has a much lighter, breezier touch than most of its Hollywood counterparts; it's sexy without being crass, easy and relaxed rather than slick.‐ Los Angeles Times
Read More | Posted Apr 7, 2011
4/5 82% The Elephant In The Living Room (2011) This impeccably made film is chock-full of enlightening and sometimes bizarre moments...‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Mar 31, 2011
4/5 No Score Yet Clash (2011) A dazzling Vietnamese martial arts movie with a soul, a stylish, gorgeously photographed film in which action sequences are punctuated by serene vistas of natural beauty.‐ Los Angeles Times
Read More | Posted Mar 10, 2011
3.5/5 73% Forget Me Not (2011) A surprisingly affecting experience.‐ Los Angeles Times
Read More | Posted Mar 3, 2011
2/5 35% The Grace Card (2011) Such over-the-top emotional extravagance that even Cecil B. DeMille in his silent period might not have been able to get away with it.‐ Los Angeles Times
Read More | Posted Feb 24, 2011
1/5 7% Immigration Tango (2011) It might have been a premise for an effective romantic comedy that pointed up the plight of undocumented immigrants, but Morris and his co-writers aren't up to the task.‐ Los Angeles Times
Read More | Posted Feb 17, 2011
4/5 78% Mooz-lum (2011) A potent feature debut for writer-director Qasim Basir, "Mooz-lum" attacks Islamist extremism while offering audiences a rare and illuminating depiction of life as a Muslim in America.‐ Los Angeles Times
Read More | Posted Feb 10, 2011
4/5 55% Zenith (2011) To say the least, "Zenith" is challenging and elusive; it evokes a bleak view of the human condition and a sense that pervasive paranoia might well be justified.‐ Los Angeles Times
Read More | Posted Feb 3, 2011
4/5 17% Twelve Thirty (2011) It is a film that gradually draws the viewer into its thrall and builds to an unpredictable but effective climax.‐ Los Angeles Times
Read More | Posted Feb 3, 2011
3.5/5 59% Kaboom (2011) Araki lets his absurdist imagination run wild, and "Kaboom" takes the time-honored gambit of gradually revealing that nothing is as it seems to delightfully cockamamie extremes.‐ Los Angeles Times
Read More | Posted Feb 3, 2011
4/5 68% Mumbai Diaries (2011) With its key settings in a crowded, largely decrepit, congested yet beguiling, picturesque older portion of this city of 14 million inhabitants, the film is like a rich tapestry in which are interwoven the intersecting lives of three people.‐ Los Angeles Times
Read More | Posted Jan 20, 2011
3/5 29% Burning Palms (2011) Landon's sardonic view of human nature and deft filmmaking skills - plus a raft of sharp portrayals - keep the viewer from pondering the preposterousness of certain situations and instead encourages going along with the fun.‐ Los Angeles Times
Read More | Posted Jan 13, 2011
4/5 77% Summer Wars (Sama Wozu) (2010) A sophisticated yet poignant family entertainment with an appeal beyond Japanese animation buffs.‐ Los Angeles Times
Read More | Posted Jan 6, 2011
4/5 67% Ward No. 6 (2010) Often unreadable subtitles cannot dim the brilliance of Karen Shakhnazarov's "Ward. No. 6," an inspired reworking of Anton Chekhov short story.‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Dec 16, 2010
4.5/5 81% Today's Special (2010) An irresistible delight.‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Nov 30, 2010
4/5 98% Marwencol (2010) A celebration of the transformative power of art in coping with so many of the challenges people face -- healthcare problems, post-traumatic disorders, alternative lifestyles.‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Nov 11, 2010
3.5/5 60% A Marine Story (2010) Sustained by Weber's strong presence, "A Marine Story" overcomes some flaws in continuity and superficial characterizations to drive home its underlying message about the injustice of "don't ask, don't tell"...‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Nov 11, 2010
4/5 100% Waste Land (2010) That a beautiful film could be set in the world's largest garbage dump sounds like an oxymoron, but acclaimed documentarian Lucy Walker has pulled off precisely that feat in her profoundly moving "Waste Land."‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Nov 4, 2010
3/5 38% Eichmann (2010) Eichmann is illuminating, comprehensive, richly detailed and timelessly important - but also ponderous.‐ Los Angeles Times
Read More | Posted Oct 28, 2010
4/5 71% The Magician (2010) A gritty, shot-off-the cuff gem and a top prize winner in its native Australia.‐ Los Angeles Times
Read More | Posted Oct 28, 2010
4/5 77% Amer (2010) A bravura exploration of fear and desire, a visual tour de force composed of cropped images, strobe cuts, bizarre psychological twists and a steamy sensuality.‐ Los Angeles Times
Read More | Posted Oct 28, 2010
2.5/5 42% GhettoPhysics: Will the Real Pimps and Hos Please Stand Up! (2010) The film's notion that an understanding that life on the street works much like it does in the corridors of the highest levels of politics, government, religion and the military has much merit, but GhettoPhysics undercuts its approach...‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Oct 21, 2010
3.5/5 91% Alamar (To the Sea) (2010) It is to González-Rubio's credit that he can celebrate nature so joyously, yet suggest neither the preferred lifestyle of either parent is superior to the other.‐ Los Angeles Times
Read More | Posted Oct 14, 2010
3.5/5 85% Down Terrace (2010) Down Terrace is long on talk but generates its own internal rhythms and pace that makes it feel bracing and vibrantly alive.‐ Los Angeles Times
Read More | Posted Oct 14, 2010
2.5/5 33% It's a Wonderful Afterlife (2010) Its comic premise seems too silly, and at times, too tedious, to hope for much cross-cultural appeal, despite a fine, committed cast.‐ Los Angeles Times
Read More | Posted Oct 7, 2010
4/5 89% The Temptation of St. Tony (Püha Tõnu kiusamine) (2010) The Temptation of St. Tony becomes a harrowing, often darkly comic nightmare, studded with allusions to art, literature and film.‐ Los Angeles Times
Read More | Posted Sep 30, 2010
4/5 70% Altiplano (Fragments of Grace) (2010) Altiplano sees Brosens and Woodworth take a bold and unpredictable approach in calling attention to an environmental catastrophe.‐ Los Angeles Times
Read More | Posted Sep 30, 2010
4/5 100% The Other City (2010) All these individuals and organizations are deeply affecting in their attempt to better themselves and society against daunting odds.‐ Los Angeles Times
Read More | Posted Sep 24, 2010
4/5 83% 100 Voices: A Journey Home (2010) It's hard to imagine a more profound expression of the healing power of music than Matthew Asner and Danny Gold's deeply affecting 100 Voices: A Journey Home.‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Sep 22, 2010
4/5 86% Le refuge (Hideaway (Le refuge)) (2010) Hideaway" is a spellbinding film, and Ozon, who is perhaps best known for the much darker Under the Sand and Swimming Pool ... continues to be an inspiring director of actors.‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Sep 17, 2010
3/5 No Score Yet El Superstar: The Unlikely Rise of Juan Frances (2010) It may be a minor film, but it does offer infectious pleasures in the endearing French and in its off-the-wall humor.‐ Los Angeles Times
Read More | Posted Sep 17, 2010
4/5 No Score Yet Something's Gonna Live (2010) The committed artists of Something's Gonna Live, while grateful for their remarkable careers, are not sentimentalists. What a challenge their body of work presents to current and future filmmakers!‐ Los Angeles Times
Read More | Posted Sep 9, 2010
4/5 80% Sequestro (kidnapping) (2010) Sequestro is a tremendous feat of inspired structuring and editing.‐ Los Angeles Times
Read More | Posted Sep 9, 2010
3/5 No Score Yet Soch Lo (2010) Soch Lo (Think About It) marks a promising if uneven debut from actor-writer-director Sartaj Singh Pannu.‐ Los Angeles Times
Read More | Posted Aug 26, 2010
3/5 27% The People I've Slept With (2010) Lee finds the universal in the particular: You don't have to be Asian to identify with his people and their predicaments.‐ Los Angeles Times
Read More | Posted Aug 26, 2010
4/5 67% Broderskab (Brotherhood) (2010) An unsparing neo-noir with the structure and inevitability of classic drama...‐ Los Angeles Times
Read More | Posted Aug 19, 2010
4/5 85% Jean-Michel Basquiat: The Radiant Child (2010) Jean-Michel Basquiat: The Radiant Child is a remarkably rich documentary possessing depth, range, insight and compassion.‐ Los Angeles Times
Read More | Posted Aug 19, 2010
3/5 42% The Extra Man (2010) Adapted from the Jonathan Ames novel, the film is too precious around the edges, but it gets somewhere.‐ Los Angeles Times
Read More | Posted Aug 6, 2010
2/5 82% The Disappearance of Alice Creed (2010) All the considerable effort that went into making this film cannot finally offset its aura of pointless morbidity.‐ Los Angeles Times
Read More | Posted Aug 6, 2010
4/5 46% Step Up 3 (2010) An exhilarating summer treat for all ages, Step Up 3D celebrates the transformative power of dance.‐ Los Angeles Times
Read More | Posted Aug 6, 2010
4/5 62% The Concert (Le concert) (2010) Mihaileanu keeps this French production flowing buoyantly, skittering past all manner of improbabilities.‐ Los Angeles Times
Read More | Posted Jul 30, 2010
4/5 93% Living in Emergency: Stories of Doctors Without Borders (2010) Dynamic, informal and observant yet, while never grueling, it offers a constant provocative contrast between backgrounds of spectacular and beautiful natural scenery and primitive living conditions.‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Jun 4, 2010
4/5 75% John Rabe (2010) Drawn from Rabe's diaries, the film is rich in telling and ironic details.‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Jun 4, 2010