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Matthew Wanniski

Matthew Wanniski
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
9/10 75% Superman Returns (2006) It ranks among the best superhero films I've ever seen. The script carefully balances heart with humor, and all the drama, action, suspense, and romance we've come to expect from a blockbuster.‐ Wanniski.com
Read More | Posted Jul 6, 2006
9/10 95% Wordplay (2006) "Wordplay" is a welcome break from the monotony of the over-hyped, over-blown, sequel-itis of summertime cinema, a film that celebrates the gravitational pull of language and the connections that it brings.‐ Wanniski.com
Read More | Posted Jul 3, 2006
7/10 82% A Prairie Home Companion (2006) Although it strives to be upbeat, "A Prairie Home Companion" is at heart a rather melancholy ode to the people, places, and things we've lost, begging us to appreciate what we have while we have it.‐ Wanniski.com
Read More | Posted Jun 15, 2006
5/10 58% X-Men: The Last Stand (2006) Their film lacks the heart, soul, and brains of the earlier films and ends with little resolution of the issues it introduces. Lame action scenes, trite dialogue, and a head-scratching finale, combined with a serious lack of cinematic imagination make for‐ Wanniski.com
Read More | Posted Jun 1, 2006
5.5/10 25% The Da Vinci Code (2006) Where did director Ron Howard, producer Brian Grazer, and screenwriter Akiva Goldsman go wrong? It`s hard to say.‐ Wanniski.com
Read More | Posted Jun 1, 2006
3/10 33% Poseidon (2006) The only time I felt any emotion whatsoever was when the rogue wave first makes its entrance. It is impressive indeed, jaw-dropping even...Sadly, the rest of the film feels terribly anticlimactic and at times even boring, which makes it a real disaster. ‐ Wanniski.com
Read More | Posted May 18, 2006
3/10 31% The Promise (Master of Crimson Armor) (Wu ji) (2005) I can't recall ever being so let down by a martial arts film. If there ever was a film that deserved a money-back guarantee, this is it.‐ Wanniski.com
Read More | Posted May 11, 2006
9/10 90% United 93 (2006) I have the freedom -- the luxury, even -- to see whatever I want to see and write about whatever I want to write about, but this wasn`t a question of what I wanted to see. It was about what I needed to see. Why? Because we promised ourselves "we will neve‐ Wanniski.com
Read More | Posted May 8, 2006
4.5/10 41% American Dreamz (2006) A satire that hits all the wrong notes -- the joke is on us, the movie-going public.‐ Wanniski.com
Read More | Posted Apr 28, 2006
7.5/10 42% When Do We Eat? (2006) Who knew a commemoration of suffering could be so entertaining? ‐ Wanniski.com
Read More | Posted Apr 17, 2006
6.5/10 57% Ice Age 2: The Meltdown (2006) It is still entertaining, but it definitely suffers from a "sophomore slump." Blue Sky is a very talented outfit, but it seems unable to recapture all the magic of their first major effort.‐ Wanniski.com
Read More | Posted Apr 10, 2006
8.5/10 86% Thank You for Smoking (2006) The film is light-heartedly absurd, witty and a very clever satire. It provides a wealth of amusing truths about the tobacco debate, where both sides - the tobacco conglomerates and anti-smokers alike - intentionally or not, obfuscate the facts...‐ Wanniski.com
Read More | Posted Mar 31, 2006
8/10 73% V for Vendetta (2006) This is not your traditional comic book-based film. It is far more original and daring, a classic in its own way, and deeply relevant to any age.‐ Wanniski.com
Read More | Posted Mar 27, 2006
2/10 33% The Libertine (2006) It is a tedious bore and an unapologetically lecherous piece of work, infatuated with its subject to an embarrassing degree and ultimately pointless in its execution. Rather than "the most controversial film of the year," it is instead one of the worst.‐ Wanniski.com
Read More | Posted Mar 16, 2006
9/10 77% Munich (2005) A History of Violence, Spielberg-Style‐ Wanniski.com
Read More | Posted Jan 13, 2006
8.5/10 84% King Kong (2005) Going Bananas for the Big Ape‐ Wanniski.com
Read More | Posted Dec 22, 2005
9/10 76% The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe (2005) A Roaring Good Morality Tale‐ Wanniski.com
Read More | Posted Dec 19, 2005
2/10 9% Aeon Flux (2005) Aeon Flops‐ Wanniski.com
Read More | Posted Dec 19, 2005
9/10 83% Walk the Line (2005) Phoenix and Witherspoon Burn Up the Screen‐ Wanniski.com
Read More | Posted Dec 19, 2005
4/10 91% Professione: reporter (The Passenger) (1975) An incomplete puzzle of a picture‐ Wanniski.com
Read More | Posted Nov 17, 2005
8/10 61% Jarhead (2005) Marching Through the Deserts of a Soldier's Soul‐ Wanniski.com
Read More | Posted Nov 11, 2005
6 59% The Weather Man (2005) A Flawed Film About Flawed Lives‐ Wanniski.com
Read More | Posted Nov 6, 2005
9 35% Must Love Dogs (2005) A Winning, Lighthearted Romantic Comedy‐ Wanniski.com
Read More | Posted Nov 6, 2005
5 47% Dark Water (2005) A Dreary, Psychological "Horror" Story‐ Wanniski.com
Read More | Posted Nov 6, 2005
9 85% 2046 (2005) Time Stands Still‐ Wanniski.com
Read More | Posted Nov 6, 2005
7 87% Broken Flowers (2005) A lethargic, spare, and meditative piece on the fleeting nature of time and relationships‐ Wanniski.com
Read More | Posted Nov 6, 2005
6 37% The Great Raid (2005) Fine History, Less So in the Telling‐ Wanniski.com
Read More | Posted Nov 6, 2005
9.5 88% No Direction Home: Bob Dylan (2005) A Musician on the Margin‐ Wanniski.com
Read More | Posted Nov 6, 2005
5 38% The Brothers Grimm (2005) Read the Book Instead‐ Wanniski.com
Read More | Posted Nov 6, 2005
4 75% War of the Worlds (2005) Tom Cruise in a Big, Loud Letdown‐ Wanniski.com
Read More | Posted Nov 6, 2005
8 82% Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2005) A Nutty Confection from Burton and Depp‐ Wanniski.com
Read More | Posted Nov 6, 2005
8 73% Sky High (2005) Disney's Super Family Film ‐ Wanniski.com
Read More | Posted Nov 6, 2005
4 32% Valiant (2005) Disney's Animated Pigeon... Poops‐ Wanniski.com
Read More | Posted Nov 6, 2005
8 66% Everything is Illuminated (2005) Past is Present ‐ Wanniski.com
Read More | Posted Nov 6, 2005
4 22% Two for the Money (2005) Pacino Goes All In, But Can't Pull Off a Win‐ Wanniski.com
Read More | Posted Nov 6, 2005
9.5 93% Good Night, And Good Luck (2005) The "Gold Standard" of Journalism‐ Wanniski.com
Read More | Posted Nov 6, 2005
7.5 64% Dreamer: Inspired by a True Story (2005) Heart-Warming Family Entertainment‐ Wanniski.com
Read More | Posted Nov 6, 2005
9/10 84% Batman Begins (2005) Batman as "Compassionate" Terrorist‐ Wanniski.com
Read More | Posted Jun 27, 2005
9.5/10 80% Cinderella Man (2005) An Inspiring Underdog Story‐ Wanniski.com
Read More | Posted Jun 9, 2005
6/10 32% The Longest Yard (2005) Fun on the Fifty-yard Line‐ Wanniski.com
Read More | Posted Jun 3, 2005
8/10 79% Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith (2005) "The Force" is with George Lucas‐ Wanniski.com
Read More | Posted May 27, 2005
6.5/10 57% The Interpreter (2005) A Taut Political Thriller at Turtle Bay‐ Wanniski.com
Read More | Posted May 19, 2005
6/10 60% The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (2005) Careening Gleefully Through the Cosmos‐ Wanniski.com
Read More | Posted May 19, 2005
9.5/10 74% Crash (2004) A Great Film - and That's No Accident‐ Wanniski.com
Read More | Posted May 19, 2005
6/10 42% Kicking & Screaming (2005) Scoring points with kids and parents alike‐ Wanniski.com
Read More | Posted May 19, 2005
6.5/10 38% Sahara (2005) Fun and thrills with "Indiana Bond"‐ Wanniski.com
Read More | Posted Apr 22, 2005
6/10 77% Sin City (2005) Violence + Bruce Willis = Catalog of Horrors‐ Wanniski.com
Read More | Posted Apr 8, 2005
7/10 47% The Ballad of Jack and Rose (2005) A Dylanesque Tale, Mundane & Sublime‐ Wanniski.com
Read More | Posted Mar 31, 2005
8/10 64% Robots (2005) Animated adventure, a visual treat‐ Wanniski.com
Read More | Posted Mar 28, 2005
9/10 88% Millions (2005) An Imaginative Gem Not to be Missed‐ Wanniski.com
Read More | Posted Mar 17, 2005