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The Roommate (2011)

"Won't evict "Single White Female" from its top-floor residence among psycho-roomie cinema." ‐Variety
Posted Feb 4, 2011

Poison (1991)

"Arguably the strongest American debut feature of the '90s." ‐Village Voice
Posted Nov 9, 2010

Windfall (2012)

"Variably articulate subjects drone on and on in an 83-minute film that could easily make its TV news-style point in a half-hour or less." ‐Variety
Posted Nov 4, 2010

Saw 3D (2010)

"At least for non-fans, the sole mercy shown by Lionsgate's latest Saw is that it's billed as the last and plays that way, wrapping things up without the threat of making another killing after this one." ‐Variety
Posted Oct 29, 2010

Carlos (2010)

"Carlos suggests that the genre-hopping Assayas could maximize his own ambition even within the tight confines of a prison drama." ‐Village Voice
Posted Oct 12, 2010

Inside Job (2010)

"The definitive screen investigation of the global economic crisis, providing hard evidence of flagrant amorality -- and of a new nonfiction master at work." ‐Variety
Posted Oct 1, 2010
3/4 90%

Winnebago Man (2010)

"The movie becomes oddly deep and even poignant." ‐Minneapolis Star Tribune
Posted Sep 23, 2010

GasLand (2010)

"With its jolting images of flammable tap water and chemically burned pets, New York theater-director-turned-documentarian Josh Fox's Sundance-feted shocker makes an irrefutable case against U.S. corporate "fracking."" ‐Village Voice
Posted Sep 14, 2010
2.5/4 83%

Mademoiselle Chambon (2010)

"Brizé does score a nifty variation on the clichéd rushing-to-meet-destiny climax. But this encounter, brief indeed at a mere 90 minutes, doesn't fully convince." ‐Minneapolis Star Tribune
Posted Aug 27, 2010
3/4 59%

Centurion (2010)

"Bloody well done." ‐Minneapolis Star Tribune
Posted Aug 27, 2010
3/4 81%

Cairo Time (2010)

"Cairo Time proves hard to resist, the film's familiarity gradually giving way to a playfulness that feels new to the impossible-love subset of bourgeois melodrama." ‐Minneapolis Star Tribune
Posted Aug 26, 2010
4/4 89%

Alle Anderen (Everyone Else) (2010)

"Like Cassavetes' A Woman Under the Influence, Ade's film is as unpredictable and ambiguous as it is raw." ‐Minneapolis Star Tribune
Posted Aug 12, 2010
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Don't Let Me Drown (2009)

"Though not as winning as "Raising Victor Vargas," which it resembles, the pic draws its romance tenderly and believably." ‐Variety
Posted Jul 6, 2010

Hugh Hefner: Playboy, Activist and Rebel (2010)

"This fawning docu goes to lengths to portray the octogenarian Playboy magazine founder as among the greatest figures of 20th-century American popular culture, while only cursorily acknowledging his status as a pioneering softcore pornographer." ‐Variety
Posted Jul 6, 2010

Lovers of Hate (2011)

"It lingers in the mind, thanks largely to its trio of actors -- especially Alex Karpovsky, who brings a riveting sense of spontaneity to depicting the younger brother's slow-burning rage." ‐Variety
Posted Jul 6, 2010

[Rec] 2 (2010)

"Contrived panic abounds, as do expiring camcorder batteries and expletive-laden variations on "Shoot it in the head!"" ‐Village Voice
Posted Jul 6, 2010

Killers (2010)

"Bullets fly and jokes land with a thud." ‐Variety
Posted Jun 4, 2010

Micmacs (Micmacs à tire-larigot) (2010)

"Carefully apportions its visual jokes rather than bombarding the viewer with them." ‐Variety
Posted May 21, 2010

Wah Do Dem (2010)

"Slight but winning and often funny, the scrappy Amerindie Wah Do Dem is a fish-out-of-water comedy driven by Sean "Bones" Sullivan's offbeat performance." ‐Variety
Posted Apr 26, 2010

Warlords (Tau ming chong) (2010)

"Chan's old-fashioned, highly watchable megaproduction comes complete with God's-eye surveys of mass carnage, the moist sounds of sword-skewering, and little or no discernible CGI." ‐L.A. Weekly
Posted Apr 2, 2010

Warlords (Tau ming chong) (2010)

"Chan's old-fashioned, highly watchable mega-production comes complete with God's-eye surveys of mass carnage, the moist sounds of sword-skewering, and little or no discernible CGI." ‐Village Voice
Posted Mar 31, 2010

The Last Song (2010)

"Cyrus, alas, hasn't yet learned not to act with her eyebrows and overbite. But she does show off her considerable chops as a pianist and remains reasonably likable throughout." ‐Variety
Posted Mar 31, 2010

Vincere (2010)

"A movie whose audacious editing fully captures the hot and heavy relationships between past and present, sex and politics, reality and, yes, cinema." ‐Village Voice
Posted Mar 16, 2010

A Prophet (Un prophete) (2010)

"The film is deficient in form and content-not naturalistic so much as neutered, less revisionist than rote." ‐Village Voice
Posted Feb 23, 2010

Shutter Island (2010)

"Acting more Kubrickian than ever, Scorsese uses the promise of horror to subvert expectations as thoroughly as did The Shining, which offers nothing terribly supernatural besides the twin horrors of parenthood and writer's block."
Posted Feb 19, 2010

The Kids Are All Right (2010)

"Sparked by wonderfully lived-in performances from Julianne Moore and Mark Ruffalo, "The Kids Are All Right" is alright, if not up to the level of writer-director Lisa Cholodenko's earlier pair of new bohemian dramas." ‐Variety
Posted Jan 26, 2010

Buried (2010)

"In purely cinematic terms, Buried, set in late 2006, is an ingenious exercise in sustained tension that would make Alfred Hitchcock turn over in his grave." ‐Variety
Posted Jan 25, 2010

Extraordinary Measures (2010)

"Doesn't reach far beyond its smallscreen genotype as a disease-of-the-week telepic, despite the star power of Brendan Fraser as the desperate dad and Harrison Ford as an eccentric, ornery researcher." ‐Variety
Posted Jan 21, 2010
2/4 65%

Youth in Revolt (2010)

"This tale of a sex-crazed teen who invents a nasty alter-ego in a perverse bid to seduce his dream girl has too many unfunny moments to justify more than a rental..." City Pages, Minneapolis/St. Paul
Posted Jan 7, 2010

Armored (2009)

"A so-so heist-gone-awry thriller, light on the thrills, Armored doesn't exactly take its audience captive." ‐Variety
Posted Dec 4, 2009

Broken Embraces (2009)

"Equal parts comic melodrama and film noir, and twice as fun as it ought to be, Broken Embraces boasts more bifurcations than any two Hitchcock classics." ‐Village Voice
Posted Nov 17, 2009

The Fourth Kind (2009)

"Universal's alien-abduction thriller none too cleverly bids to pass off mock-documentary footage of levitating psychological patients--and, scarier still, ordinary talking heads--as the real deal." ‐Variety
Posted Nov 4, 2009

Where the Wild Things Are (2009)

"An intimate epic, Jonze's film is nearly unique among modern kid fare for its total lack of condescension to the core audience."
Posted Oct 25, 2009

Saw VI (2009)

"A film so frighteningly familiar it could well be called Saw It Already." ‐Variety
Posted Oct 25, 2009

The Canyon (2009)

"The Canyon could be named for the gaping expanse between its preposterously silly dialogue and sturdy, at times urgent direction." ‐Variety
Posted Oct 23, 2009

Ninja Assassin (2009)

"Seemingly made to capitalize on a dubious CG innovation -- namely, the slicing of bodies in half by whizzing five-pointed stars -- Ninja Assassin has little else to recommend it, not even laughs." ‐Variety
Posted Oct 22, 2009

Pandorum (2009)

"Lazily derivative." ‐Variety
Posted Sep 25, 2009
3/4 97%

Burma VJ: Reporter i et Lukket Land (Burma VJ: Reporting from a Closed Country) (2008)

"Burma VJ would be even more intense without its early announcement that some scenes have been restaged, putting the viewer in a regrettably uncertain relationship to what follows." ‐Minneapolis Star Tribune
Posted Sep 17, 2009

Whip It (2009)

"Laced with good-natured hipster kitsch and endearingly goofy girl power, director Drew Barrymore's roller-derby dramedy, Whip It, is a gas." ‐Variety
Posted Sep 14, 2009

Carriers (2009)

"Put into extremely limited release by Paramount Vantage after spending years in studio lockdown, Carriers has moments of genuinely communicable horror and thus deserves better than a de facto theatrical quarantine." ‐Variety
Posted Sep 7, 2009

Blood, Guts, Bullets and Octane (1998)

"The rare post-Tarantino men-with-guns indie that works on its own terms, this hyperactive B-movie has the title selling points in abundance but also a lot of wit and flair." ‐Boston Phoenix
Posted Sep 5, 2009

Out to Sea (1997)

"The desperately overboard coming-attractions clip suggests something like Speed 0: Bladder Control--so it's a relief that this film's own seamanly "action" finale involves nothing more adventurous than shooting off a flare." ‐Boston Phoenix
Posted Sep 5, 2009

'Til There Was You (1997)

"Bad romantic comedies with sappy characters aren't always without merit, since we cynics can at least use them to further our conviction that love isn't worth the trouble. But this bad romantic comedy is merely bad." ‐Boston Phoenix
Posted Sep 5, 2009

Volcano (1997)

"Pre-millennium tension is still the best explanation for the recent tidal wave of disaster movies--which hasn't made it any less boring." ‐Boston Phoenix
Posted Sep 5, 2009

An American Werewolf in Paris (1997)

"The humor isn't funny, the horror isn't scary, and the digital wolf f/x look cheap." ‐Boston Phoenix
Posted Sep 5, 2009

Warriors of Virtue (1997)

"Only one element remains clearly traceable to Hong Kong cinema: The titular warriors are badly dubbed." ‐Boston Phoenix
Posted Sep 5, 2009

In & Out (1997)

"In & Out is the screwball Philadelphia, a movie that contorts itself in order to indulge and then whitewash the core audience's perceived homophobia." ‐Boston Phoenix
Posted Sep 5, 2009

Bean (1997)

"Atkinson's reactive brand of bug-eyed and near-silent comedy has always been more akin to Jacques Tati--plus a lecherous pinch of Jerry Lewis, the better to invade the viewer's personal space." ‐Boston Phoenix
Posted Sep 5, 2009

McHale's Navy (1997)

"All apologies to the handful of Americans who've waited decades for this big-screen update of the '60s sitcom--the result is both awful and awfully irrelevant." ‐Boston Phoenix
Posted Sep 5, 2009

Larger Than Life (1996)

"Of course, the elephant Vera keeps sticking her trunk in where it isn't wanted, literally consuming tons of candy and stepping on Murray's cellular phone. Ha ha." ‐Boston Phoenix
Posted Sep 5, 2009
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