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Kim Linekin

Kim Linekin
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
2.5/5 75% Dolls (2002) An irrelevant gangster subplot and endlessly repeated shots cloud the fine film Kitano could've achieved if he'd let someone else edit it.‐ eye WEEKLY
Read More | Posted May 21, 2003
2/5 11% A Man Apart (2003) A fittingly arrogant and lunkheaded vehicle for its star.‐ eye WEEKLY
Read More | Posted Apr 20, 2003
2/5 77% Holes (2003) Davis can't find a consistent tone for this long-winded story.‐ eye WEEKLY
Read More | Posted Apr 20, 2003
3.5/5 88% A Mighty Wind (2003) Not all of it works, but the parts that do are quietly exhilarating.‐ eye WEEKLY
Read More | Posted Apr 20, 2003
2.5/5 64% Cowboy Bebop: The Movie (Kaubôi Bibappu: Tengoku no Tobira) (2003) The filmmakers draw on interesting material here; too bad they don't go anywhere interesting with it.‐ eye WEEKLY
Read More | Posted Apr 20, 2003
2/5 34% Bringing Down the House (2003) Charlene establishes herself early on as manipulative and untrustworthy, which could lead to wicked fun if the film stayed true to this side of her character. Instead, like Hollywood clockwork, Charlene morphs into a good influence.‐ eye WEEKLY
Read More | Posted Mar 25, 2003
3/5 43% The Recruit (2003) Pacino gives the film its juice by arching his eyebrows and delivering his lines as if they were birthday presents, making the most of every wisecrack and innuendo.‐ eye WEEKLY
Read More | Posted Mar 25, 2003
1/5 7% Boat Trip (2003) The sort of comedy your Uncle Marty might like, if Uncle Marty is the sort of geezer who lives in a hovel and numbs his pain with beer and porn.‐ eye WEEKLY
Read More | Posted Mar 25, 2003
1.5/5 19% The Life of David Gale (2003) Promises an intelligent debate about capital punishment but delivers a predictable thriller, directed with stunning amateurishness by Alan Parker.‐ eye WEEKLY
Read More | Posted Mar 25, 2003
2.5/5 82% Prisoner of Paradise (2002) A technically accomplished yet dull-as- dishwater biography of Kurt Gerron.‐ eye WEEKLY
Read More | Posted Mar 25, 2003
3.5/5 56% La Turbulence des fluides (Chaos and Desire) (2002) A hot, visually entrancing film.‐ eye WEEKLY
Read More | Posted Jan 27, 2003
2/5 11% National Security (2003) An action-comedy that no one should be surprised sucks.‐ eye WEEKLY
Read More | Posted Jan 20, 2003
2/5 42% Two Weeks Notice (2002) Blame Marc Lawrence for most of the film's flaws.‐ eye WEEKLY
Read More | Posted Jan 6, 2003
2/5 40% Maid in Manhattan (2002) Calculated fluff that hinges on a couple of gross miscalculations.‐ eye WEEKLY
Read More | Posted Jan 6, 2003
3.5/5 86% Chicago (2002) Chicago is no Cabaret, but if all you want from your evening's entertainment is jazz, it's all that.‐ eye WEEKLY
Read More | Posted Jan 6, 2003
3.5/5 69% Personal Velocity: Three Portraits (2002) Miller gets away with stuff that other filmmakers are crucified for (too much narration, that pretentious title) because her characters are so well observed.‐ eye WEEKLY
Read More | Posted Dec 2, 2002
2/5 54% Welcome to Collinwood (2002) Just a bunch of good actors flailing around in a caper that's neither original nor terribly funny.‐ eye WEEKLY
Read More | Posted Nov 19, 2002
4/5 68% The Grey Zone (2002) Brings light to a little-known facet of the Holocaust in a way that does justice to its moral ambiguities.‐ eye WEEKLY
Read More | Posted Nov 19, 2002
3.5/5 76% 8 Mile (2002) Eminem gives a focused, intelligent performance.‐ eye WEEKLY
Read More | Posted Nov 19, 2002
2.5/5 33% The Truth About Charlie (2002) It doesn't know what kind of movie it wants to be.‐ eye WEEKLY
Read More | Posted Nov 19, 2002
3/5 15% I Spy (2002) Freakishly fun to watch.‐ eye WEEKLY
Read More | Posted Nov 19, 2002
2/5 83% Satin Rouge (2002) The biggest problem with Satin Rouge is Lilia herself. She's a cipher, played by an actress who smiles and frowns but doesn't reveal an inner life.‐ eye WEEKLY
Read More | Posted Nov 19, 2002
2.5/5 76% Waiting for Happiness (Heremakono) (2003) The beautiful, unusual music is this film's chief draw, but its dreaminess may lull you to sleep.‐ eye WEEKLY
Read More | Posted Oct 5, 2002
1.5/5 75% The Way Home (Jibeuro) (2002) Do we really need another film that praises female self-sacrifice?‐ eye WEEKLY
Read More | Posted Oct 2, 2002
4/5 97% To Be and to Have (Etre et Avoir) (2003) The small triumphs and frustrations these children experience are more affecting than a thousand life-and-death battles between adults.‐ eye WEEKLY
Read More | Posted Oct 2, 2002
3/5 69% Max (2002) It's worth seeing for the intelligent, interlacing arguments between Rothman and Hitler.‐ eye WEEKLY
Read More | Posted Oct 2, 2002
1.5/5 46% The Other Side of the Bed (2003) It's hard to take any of this seriously when the cast is full of Guess jeans models, but the homophobia lurking under every plot twist is a serious turnoff.‐ eye WEEKLY
Read More | Posted Oct 2, 2002
2/5 72% Intacto (2002) Its premise ... never develops beyond the level of a mediocre X-Files episode.‐ eye WEEKLY
Read More | Posted Oct 2, 2002
3.5/5 61% Tuck Everlasting (2002) Perfect for its target audience of swoony preteens.‐ eye WEEKLY
Read More | Posted Oct 2, 2002
3/5 88% The Son (2003) Rewards your patience with realistic tension, twists and a poignancy that sneaks up on you.‐ eye WEEKLY
Read More | Posted Oct 2, 2002
3.5/5 92% The Man on the Train (2003) It's a slight premise given substance by the thoughtful dialogue and performances.‐ eye WEEKLY
Read More | Posted Oct 2, 2002
2.5/5 81% Divine Intervention (2003) Frequently hilarious and frustratingly underdeveloped at the same time.‐ eye WEEKLY
Read More | Posted Oct 2, 2002
3/5 81% Blue Car (2003) The false notes at the beginning give way to a darkly satisfying coming-of-age drama, capped by a truly cathartic poetry reading.‐ eye WEEKLY
Read More | Posted Oct 2, 2002
3/5 85% Blind Spot: Hitler's Secretary (2002) [Junge's] memories are razor-sharp, and her ruminations on guilt are compelling, but the filmmakers' choice not to include archival photos or footage leaves the documentary bare, uncontextualized and with many questions left unanswered.‐ eye WEEKLY
Read More | Posted Oct 2, 2002
2.5/5 75% Secretary (2002) The screenplay ... oversimplifies aspects of Lee and Mr. Grey's relationship while unnecessarily complicating others.‐ eye WEEKLY
Read More | Posted Oct 2, 2002
3/5 51% Simone (2002) The film succeeds as a comedy because Niccol is great at teasing out the implications of his main idea and then developing an economical and frequently witty plot around them.‐ eye WEEKLY
Read More | Posted Aug 26, 2002
1/5 1% The Master of Disguise (2002) The Master of Disguise is awful. It's Pauly Shore awful. Don't say you weren't warned.‐ eye WEEKLY
Read More | Posted Aug 20, 2002
5/5 82% The Believer (2002) In this day of tidy trick endings, it's a pleasure to watch a film in which the thorny issues only get thornier.‐ eye WEEKLY
Read More | Posted Aug 20, 2002
2.5/5 54% Austin Powers in Goldmember (2002) Despite the addition of a villain and the inspired casting of Michael Caine as Austin Powers' dad, the film feels watered down.‐ eye WEEKLY
Read More | Posted Aug 3, 2002
2/5 60% K-19: The Widowmaker (2002) Ford's Russian accent is so slight and intermittent it sounds more like he has a tickle in his throat, while Neeson's Irish brogue gives his speech a split personality.‐ eye WEEKLY
Read More | Posted Aug 3, 2002
2/5 81% Stuart Little 2 (2002) Every bit as creepy as the original. But this time the creepiness of the mouse-adoption isn't even acknowledged.‐ eye WEEKLY
Read More | Posted Aug 3, 2002
4/5 89% Trembling Before G-d (2001) Suprisingly, the documentary is so free of rancour and so filled with love for the religion that it has actually inspired some audience members to raise their hands after screenings and ask how they can convert.‐ eye WEEKLY
Read More | Posted Aug 3, 2002
3/5 88% Devdas (2002) Pleasures don't come much guiltier than this.‐ eye WEEKLY
Read More | Posted Jul 19, 2002
3/5 90% Minority Report (2002) An accomplished genre flick.‐ eye WEEKLY
Read More | Posted Jul 11, 2002
2.5/5 73% El Último Beso (2002) The sexual politics in L'Ultimo Bacio leave a lot to be desired, and the film hasn't sat as well with me since the Toronto Italian Film Festival in June, when I gave it a three-star review.‐ eye WEEKLY
Read More | Posted Jul 11, 2002
2.5/5 73% The Emperor's New Clothes (2002) If only the film had more farce and less romantic fluff.‐ eye WEEKLY
Read More | Posted Jul 11, 2002
1.5/5 10% Juwanna Mann (2002) Obnoxious Tootsie rip-off.‐ eye WEEKLY
Read More | Posted Jul 11, 2002
3/5 83% Thirteen Conversations About One Thing (2001) An intriguing portrait of New Yorkers colliding with fate.‐ eye WEEKLY
Read More | Posted Jul 11, 2002
3.5/5 34% World Traveler (2002) It's not going to be everyone's bag of popcorn, but it definitely gives you something to chew on.‐ eye WEEKLY
Read More | Posted Jul 11, 2002
2/5 83% The Bourne Identity (2002) Awfully disappointing coming from the director of Swingers and Go.‐ eye WEEKLY
Read More | Posted Jun 18, 2002