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Richard Horgan

Richard Horgan
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
3.5/4 44% The Paperboy (2012) Get ready to read and hear a lot this fall about 36-year-old British actor David Oyelowo.‐
Read More | Posted Oct 2, 2012
3/4 85% The Master (2012) Joaquin Phoenix is one part Marlon Brando and four parts Montgomery Clift.‐
Read More | Posted Oct 2, 2012
49% Towelhead (2007) Nearly a decade after the triumph of American Beauty, Ball has stumbled to the level of American Booty.‐
Read More | Posted Sep 10, 2008
62% Hamlet 2 (2008) Nowhere is the failure of this film more evident than in the much ballyhooed Elisabeth Shue subplot.‐
Read More | Posted Aug 21, 2008
70% The Wackness (2008) Kingsley's pot smoking puddle of regret is one of the few Big Apple personas to come close to Hoffman's bag of Ratso Rizzo tricks.‐
Read More | Posted Jun 30, 2008
57% Noise (2007) A much better strategy for alarm activist Bean would have been to give Robbins a microphone and make this as a trenchant documentary.‐
Read More | Posted May 6, 2008
67% The Auteur (2008) There's no Hitchcock in The Auteur, which is surprising considering the second syllable of the Master of Suspense's surname.‐
Read More | Posted Apr 25, 2008
76% Captain Abu Raed (2007) Writer-director Matalqa cites City Lights as one of his favorites, and to Chaplin there are two predominant connections in his film.‐
Read More | Posted Apr 10, 2008
43% Hats Off (2008) A wonderful continuation of Johnstone's previous age-is-but-a-number twilight documentaries Martha & Ethel and Throwing Curves.‐
Read More | Posted Mar 28, 2008
81% Priceless (2006) Tautou positively sparkles as a crafty master of the French Riviera sexual-favors-for-financial-rewards shell game.‐
Read More | Posted Mar 27, 2008
55% Married Life (2008) Cooper and Brosnan display more genuine chemistry than anything that passes for sparks between Cooper and kept woman McAdams.‐
Read More | Posted Mar 5, 2008
92% Happy-Go-Lucky (2008) The character of Poppy is an entirely original female film protagonist, sort of a British working class version of Annie Hall.‐
Read More | Posted Feb 22, 2008
85% Beaufort (2008) Announces to North American audiences a major new talent in the form of 39-year-old writer-director Joseph Cedar.‐
Read More | Posted Feb 20, 2008
98% The Band's Visit (2007) If the Great Stone Face himself were around today, this is the kind of narrative he might well find himself in the middle of.‐
Read More | Posted Feb 8, 2008
48% The Tree of Life (2008) If you're looking for fresh, compelling proof that the best training for young actors aspiring to authentic film performances is still the theater, look no further.‐
Read More | Posted Jan 31, 2008
77% Cloverfield (2008) It all adds up to the "chauffeur theory," a burgeoning school of cinema that is only going to get more crowded.‐
Read More | Posted Jan 18, 2008
85% Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street (2007) The most obvious reference point for 2007 Best Picture nominee Sweeney Todd is Baz Luhrmann's equally fluid 2001 Best Picture nominee Moulin Rouge!‐
Read More | Posted Dec 19, 2007
31% Youth Without Youth (2007) Makes about as much sense as the idea of Coppola being interviewed by a Martian.‐
Read More | Posted Dec 14, 2007
94% Juno (2007) Somewhere up there, Preston Sturges is smiling...‐
Read More | Posted Dec 7, 2007
94% The Diving Bell and the Butterfly (2007) It is the 2000 Belgian drama Thomas Est Amoureux that is really the closest in spirit to Schnabel and screenwriter Ronald Harwood's masterpiece.‐
Read More | Posted Nov 30, 2007
60% Look (2007) It seems somehow entirely appropriate that the city of Las Vegas would be the place where writer-director Rifkin's film would earn its first Grand Jury Award.‐
Read More | Posted Nov 30, 2007
89% The Savages (2007) One of the best independent dramas of 2007 connects very resonantly to one of the best independent dramas of 2000.‐
Read More | Posted Nov 28, 2007
72% The Mist (2007) Darabont used the camera crew of the TV series The Shield. But what he really should have done is hire the show's cast.‐
Read More | Posted Nov 19, 2007
67% Irina Palm (2008) A funny, touching and original coming-of-age tale with a big difference: the person coming of age is way past menopause rather than decades ahead of it.‐
Read More | Posted Nov 8, 2007
31% Black Irish (2007) Gleeson inhabits the character in such a way that one cannot help but wonder how many Irish fathers like this he has personally known.‐
Read More | Posted Oct 25, 2007
79% Jimmy Carter Man From Plains (2007) Does for Carter what An Inconvenient Truth did for fellow Nobel Peace Prize winner Al Gore.‐
Read More | Posted Oct 18, 2007
65% Things We Lost in the Fire (2007) It's an old adage that the really great film actors put it across with expressions rather than words, and in Things there are about a hundred such moments for Del Toro.‐
Read More | Posted Oct 17, 2007
56% Weirdsville (2007) At the very least, one would hope that enough of the talent agents, managers and producers currently using heroin properly tap the vein of Bentley's terrific performance.‐
Read More | Posted Oct 17, 2007
29% The Heartbreak Kid (2007) Though not part of the recent rash of 1970's horror film remakes, this is still a very scary movie.‐
Read More | Posted Oct 5, 2007
96% Plagues & Pleasures on the Salton Sea (2004) If Divine were still alive today, he-she might well be wintering on the edge of The Salton Sea.‐
Read More | Posted Oct 3, 2007
73% In the Valley of Elah (2007) Haggis has taken a simple biblical tale and grafted it onto the complexities of the modern world.‐
Read More | Posted Sep 18, 2007
43% The Brave One (2007) You half expect the CSI: New York characters played by Gary Sinise and Mila Karakanedes to show up at the first, second or third crime scenes.‐
Read More | Posted Sep 13, 2007
67% Shoot 'Em Up (2007) If you're a fan of Looney Tunes live action, it doesn't get much better than Clive Owen juiced up on beta-carotene.‐
Read More | Posted Sep 7, 2007
80% Manda Bala (Send a Bullet) (2007) It's Philip K. Dick's worst nightmare.‐
Read More | Posted Aug 29, 2007
87% Superbad (2007) One can almost imagine the characters portrayed by Hill, Cera and Mintz-Plasse growing up to be the Lebowski unholy troika of Bridges, Turturro and Goodman.‐
Read More | Posted Aug 17, 2007
79% 1408 (2007) Intentionally or not, Håfström and his everyman star John Cusack have put together a contemporary re-imagining of 1991 Palme d'Or winner Barton Fink.‐
Read More | Posted Jun 20, 2007
70% Ocean's Thirteen (2007) Better looking than Shrek the Third, less convoluted than Pirates 3 and as satisfying as Spider-Man 3.‐
Read More | Posted Jun 7, 2007
37% The Ten (2007) Any film that casts Oliver Platt as an Arnold Schwarzenegger impersonator and takes the name of Dianne Wiest in vain gets my vote.‐
Read More | Posted May 31, 2007
69% Year of the Dog (2007) That's 15 hours and 45 minutes in dog hours, and let me tell you, it damn well feels like it.‐
Read More | Posted Apr 11, 2007
64% Reign Over Me (2007) It's not quite Nick Nolte and Eddie Murphy walking into a bar, but it's a mind-bending hybrid nonetheless.‐
Read More | Posted Mar 22, 2007
21% La tigre e la neve (The Tiger and the Snow) (2006) Unlike the pre-TV world of concentration camps seen in Life is Beautiful, the Iraq war is something we are all directly familiar with.‐
Read More | Posted Jan 3, 2007
67% The Pursuit of Happyness (2006) The most emotionally rewarding father-son narrative experience at the movies since a certain 1997 triple Oscar winner. ‐
Read More | Posted Dec 17, 2006
94% Casino Royale (2006) By the time the film ends with a tantalizing 22nd episode tease, it's clear that Craig and co. have pretty much nailed all seven killer B elements of a memorable Bond.‐
Read More | Posted Nov 15, 2006
90% The Departed (2006) Martin Scorsese's answer to The Sopranos is a triumph, as violent, thrilling and worthy of multiple viewings as any of David Chase's best shots.‐
Read More | Posted Oct 6, 2006
25% Lady in the Water (2006) Maybe if M. Night had cast Virginia Madsen as the Lady and filled the pool with a crisp Chardonnay, Paul Giamatti wouldn't have been so thoroughly beached at 'The Cove.'‐
Read More | Posted Jul 20, 2006
54% Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest (2006) A century after Charlie Chaplin triumphed as The Little Tramp, Johnny Depp galavants across the same general territory with his own variation, The Little Scamp.‐
Read More | Posted Jul 6, 2006
75% Superman Returns (2006) Like the strands of Kryptonite that Lex Luthor uses to challenge Superman, this film grows weaker the closer it is drawn to its 1978 predecessor.‐
Read More | Posted Jun 27, 2006
27% The Omen (2006) In this case, 6-6-6 adds up to 18 reasons why you should wait for the DVD.‐
Read More | Posted Jun 5, 2006
25% The Da Vinci Code (2006) It's not often that this thought comes to mind while watching a Tom Hanks movie. But in The Da Vinci Code, the actor is solidly miscast.‐
Read More | Posted May 18, 2006
51% Lucky Number Slevin (2006) In real life, that towel would drop as Slevin waltzes around New York. The fact that it doesn't is the first clue that we are being treated to some blatant, playful artifice.‐
Read More | Posted Apr 7, 2006