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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
3.5/5 89% Neil Young Trunk Show (2010) A marvelous document of a still vital musician whose unbending indifference to pop fashion has proven him more creatively durable than any other figure from the golden '60s moment that gave birth to his career.‐ Boxoffice Magazine
Read More | Posted Mar 24, 2010
2/5 54% Green Zone (2010) An exercise in commercial cowardice masquerading as a thriller about political bravery.‐ Boxoffice Magazine
Read More | Posted Mar 5, 2010
3/5 No Score Yet Babnik (2010) It's one of the foremost pleasures of Babnik that Adams opts for a low key and nuanced approach to both performance and scene construction, with Umansky especially effective at playing evil as something banal and unremarkable.‐ Boxoffice Magazine
Read More | Posted Feb 25, 2010
3.5/5 83% The Ghost Writer (2010) A political drama of ideas, rather than an action-driven narrative punctuated by carefully measured doses of violence.‐ Boxoffice Magazine
Read More | Posted Feb 16, 2010
3/5 35% The Wolfman (2010) The action scenes are pure kinetic motion, which is what Johnston is best at; he fares less well when he goes for mood or suspense.‐ Boxoffice Magazine
Read More | Posted Feb 10, 2010
3/5 93% The Kids Are All Right (2010) A crowd-pleasing, feel-good comedy for an era in which the very definition of "family" is fluid and in flux.‐ Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Feb 1, 2010
3/5 53% Holy Rollers (2010) Weaves a quiet, ethnographic spell, highlighted by a brave and detailed central performance from Jesse Eisenberg.‐ Boxoffice Magazine
Read More | Posted Feb 1, 2010
3/5 87% Blue Valentine (2010) A streetside walk on the couple's first date that ends with Dean crooning "You Always Hurt the One You Love" on ukulele while Cindy improvises an uncertain tap dance bursts with affirmation and life.‐ Boxoffice Magazine
Read More | Posted Feb 1, 2010
4/5 93% The Tillman Story (2010) That screening was for the people of Park City -- normal folks, not the Hollywood types who make up 99 percent of the temporary Sundance population. These average Utah citizens thought The Tillman Story was terrific, and I did too.‐ Boxoffice Magazine
Read More | Posted Jan 27, 2010
3/5 69% The Runaways (2010) Music video director Floria Sigismondi's The Runaways is far from a perfect movie, but there are moments when it comes about as close to catching the visceral kick of the pre-iPod rock experience as any film I've ever seen.‐ Boxoffice Magazine
Read More | Posted Jan 27, 2010
3.5/5 85% 7 Days (Les 7 jours du talion) (2010) 7 Days is a brutal, passionate and precisely drawn refutation of a standard-issue cinematic revenge picture, containing harrowing and visceral scenes of violence side-by-side with delicate moments of recognizable humanity.‐ Boxoffice Magazine
Read More | Posted Jan 26, 2010
2/5 71% Enter the Void (Soudain le vide) (2010) Technique is almost all this movie has to offer.‐ Boxoffice Magazine
Read More | Posted Jan 26, 2010
2.5/5 57% Douchebag (2010) Director Drake Doremus' Douchebag -- a black comedy lacking somewhat in both blackness and comedy-isn't a bad film, exactly, but it is undistinguished, in the sense that its ideas and emotional payloads are both safe and small.‐ Boxoffice Magazine
Read More | Posted Jan 26, 2010
3/5 40% HappyThankYouMorePlease (2011) The script is intermittently literate and frequently funny, the young cast (headed by Radnor) is highly appealing, and you can definitely imagine this movie finding a niche with a subset of the audience that turned (500) Days of Summer into a sleeper hit‐ Boxoffice Magazine
Read More | Posted Jan 26, 2010
4.5/5 94% Winter's Bone (2010) Deserves to be the major commercial breakthrough for both director Debra Granik and Jennifer Lawrence, its luminous, moon-faced star.‐ Boxoffice Magazine
Read More | Posted Jan 26, 2010
5/5 70% Sherlock Holmes (2009) Brisk and brainy reworking of the legendary detective's mythos makes the delightful Robert Downey Jr. into a rumpled, complicated and alternately swashbuckling and pratfalling Holmes for our time.‐ Boxoffice Magazine
Read More | Posted Dec 8, 2009
3.5/5 91% Precious: Based on the Novel Push by Sapphire (2009) It simply should not be missed.‐ Boxoffice Magazine
Read More | Posted Nov 3, 2009
3/5 23% The Boondock Saints II: All Saints Day (2009) Personally, I loved it.‐ Boxoffice Magazine
Read More | Posted Oct 29, 2009
2.5/5 95% Crude (2009) A good cause does not necessarily a fully satisfying movie make.‐ Boxoffice Magazine
Read More | Posted Aug 28, 2009
5/5 100% Passing Strange (2009) Tender, sexy , funny, moving and profound, Passing Strange bears comparison not just to the great works of the American musical theatre but to literary landmarks like James Baldwin's Another Country and (especially) Ralph Ellison's Invisible Man.‐ Boxoffice Magazine
Read More | Posted Aug 21, 2009
3/5 75% Five Minutes of Heaven (2009) The lasting damage from such traumas and the way it metastasizes down the decades is the true topic under discussion here, and that makes Five Minutes of Heaven more complicated and troubling than many of its type.‐ Boxoffice Magazine
Read More | Posted Aug 21, 2009
2/5 94% Not Quite Hollywood: The Wild, Untold Story of Ozploitation! (2008) A fun and energized documentary about a neglected era of exploitation cinema, but it suffers from a couple of pretty critical sins of omission.‐ Boxoffice Magazine
Read More | Posted Aug 6, 2009
2.5/5 68% Public Enemies (2009) Frequently taut but ultimately unsatisfying.‐ Boxoffice Magazine
Read More | Posted Jun 26, 2009
2/5 68% Dead Snow (Død snø) (2009) Trust me, either this isn't your kind of movie at all or you've seen everything here done better and with fewer metaphoric quotation marks hovering over it.‐ Boxoffice Magazine
Read More | Posted Jun 19, 2009
2/5 96% Revanche (2009) Goetz Spielmann's overpraised Austrian Oscar submission Revanche is a slight film masquerading as a significant one, and a work whose style and substance are irreconcilably at odds with each other.‐ Boxoffice Magazine
Read More | Posted May 11, 2009
1.5/5 12% The Informers (2009) Though name actors and the involvement of a cult author may eventually get The Informers attention, there's nobody who loves the '80s enough to knowingly pay good money to suffer through all 98 minutes of this.‐ Boxoffice Magazine
Read More | Posted Apr 24, 2009
3.5/5 98% Anvil! The Story of Anvil (2009) In addition to being an offbeat family drama, Anvil! is also a love story between two men-a pair of Canadian kids who dreamed a dream and then stayed true to it with more fidelity than most rockers devote to their actual marriages.‐ Boxoffice Magazine
Read More | Posted Apr 1, 2009
4/5 92% Sugar (2008) In a world where too many filmmakers are content to bunt their way onto second base, Sugar swings for the fences, and knocks one out of the park.‐ Boxoffice Magazine
Read More | Posted Feb 17, 2009
2/5 80% It Might Get Loud (2009) It Might Get Loud doesn't really offer enough comparative analysis to lead to a fully educated guess about why such passionate players are so awkward and reserved with each other when given a chance to measure their skills against the best.‐ Boxoffice Magazine
Read More | Posted Feb 6, 2009
2/5 82% Absurdistan (2008) Full of whimsy but almost devoid of charm.‐ Boxoffice Magazine
Read More | Posted Feb 5, 2009
3/5 85% Tyson (2009) Toback's rare close-up view of some of the inherent contradictions in American hero worship makes Tyson a worthwhile coda to the mirage of athletic greatness Tyson's career represents.‐ Boxoffice Magazine
Read More | Posted Feb 5, 2009
3/5 76% Bronson (2009) If it's to be remembered for anything, it will be as the Romper Stomper to a next generation's Russell Crowe.‐ Boxoffice Magazine
Read More | Posted Feb 5, 2009
3/5 71% Endgame (2009) There's nothing in Endgame that's less than proficient.‐ Boxoffice Magazine
Read More | Posted Feb 4, 2009
3/5 41% Brief Interviews with Hideous Men (2009) Brief Interviews With Hideous Men is a noble failure of a film that's worth a lot more than many of the safer if more achieved works premiering beside it at Sundance 2009.‐ Boxoffice Magazine
Read More | Posted Jan 28, 2009
3.5/5 83% Black Dynamite (2009) This movie will make you say "Oooooooooo!"‐ Boxoffice Magazine
Read More | Posted Jan 23, 2009
3.5/5 86% Big Fan (2009) Roll over Quentin Tarantino and tell Robert Rodriguez the news. With Big Fan, Robert Seigel proves that the existential poetics of popular culture have a new laureate.‐ Boxoffice Magazine
Read More | Posted Jan 22, 2009
2.5/5 85% 500 Days of Summer (2009) Given its focus on the zeitgeist topic of romantic uncertainty and the true wit of its construction...don't be surprised if this Summer provides at least a somewhat hot season at the box office.‐ Boxoffice Magazine
Read More | Posted Jan 20, 2009
2/5 62% When You're Strange (2010) The mystery of Jim Morrison's early death has at last been solved: he died so he wouldn't have to watch Tom DiCillo's tedious, reductive and factually erratic version of the story of his life.‐ Boxoffice Magazine
Read More | Posted Jan 20, 2009
3.5/5 59% Paper Heart (2009) If it flukes a wide release and finds an audience it could mark the beginnings of a sensibility revolution in American humor.‐ Boxoffice Magazine
Read More | Posted Jan 20, 2009
3/5 83% The September Issue (2009) A far better watch than it probably has any right to be. The audience that dreams of being supermodels or wants to see powerful women at the center of their own universe is a vast one, and in the right hands this movie could do measurable business.‐ Boxoffice Magazine
Read More | Posted Jan 20, 2009
0/5 60% Spring Breakdown (2009) A very bad genre exercise starring some very good comedic actresses who really should change agencies soon.‐ Boxoffice Magazine
Read More | Posted Jan 20, 2009
3/5 80% Humpday (2009) Shelton's ability to get terrific performances out of an unknown cast borders on the astonishing.‐ Boxoffice Magazine
Read More | Posted Jan 20, 2009
2/5 57% Taking Chance (2009) Does this really tell us much that isn't patently obvious to anybody with a brain and a heart?‐ Boxoffice Magazine
Read More | Posted Jan 20, 2009
3.5/5 89% Moon (2009) If there's still an audience for old-school, ideas-driven allegorical science fiction, it will undoubtedly find much to cheer for and perhaps a bit to laugh at in first-time director Duncan Jones' ambitious if slightly uneven debut Moon.‐ Boxoffice Magazine
Read More | Posted Jan 16, 2009
2.5/5 50% Donkey Punch (2008) A repulsive "thriller" that starts out using the syntax of a '70s porn movie and ends up as a sort of '80s slasher flick, only without the slasher.‐ Boxoffice Magazine
Read More | Posted Dec 10, 2008
4.5/5 92% Frost/Nixon (2008) Where other Nixon movies have focused on high drama and constitutional crisis, this one finds the most compelling truths in anecdotal detail -- an approach Morgan has raised to the level of high art.‐ Boxoffice Magazine
Read More | Posted Nov 18, 2008
4/5 79% Doubt (2008) A terrific and troubling drama of ideas bristling with nuance and grief. Instantly a leading contender for some of the year's biggest acting prizes.‐ Boxoffice Magazine
Read More | Posted Nov 10, 2008
3.5/5 42% Otto; or Up with Dead People (2008) When the viscera and seminal fluids are cleared away, there is something less flagrant but more durable resembling a beating heart inside this bloody stump of a movie -- a coded message to do with loneliness and loss.‐ Boxoffice Magazine
Read More | Posted Oct 31, 2008
3/5 51% What Just Happened? (2008) What Just Happened? is wry rather than cutting, a feast of clever humor from a couple of insiders who see the foolishness that surrounds them but like it on the inside anyhow.‐ Boxoffice Magazine
Read More | Posted Oct 28, 2008
2/5 13% Saw V (2008) It ain't scary, folks.‐ Boxoffice Magazine
Read More | Posted Oct 27, 2008