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Robert Wilonsky

Robert Wilonsky
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Phoebe in Wonderland (2009)

"The performances are transcendent -- especially Fanning's, as the little girl who wants to get better, who wants to be better, as she slowly disappears through the Looking Glass." ‐Village Voice
Posted Mar 3, 2009

Sherman's Way (2009)

"Director Craig Saavedra and writer Tom Nance's collaboration plays like something out of an indie-film paint-by-numbers." ‐Village Voice
Posted Mar 3, 2009

Fanboys (2008)

"You're better off watching The Star Wars Holiday Special on YouTube. At least Bea Arthur sings." ‐Village Voice
Posted Feb 3, 2009

Notorious (2009)

"Just buy the records; that's the point of this infomercial anyhow." ‐Village Voice
Posted Jan 14, 2009

Bride Wars (2009)

"[A] shiny sitcom pilot that looks like something yanked from NBC's shelves circa 1989." ‐L.A. Weekly
Posted Jan 8, 2009

The Spirit (2008)

"Miller, comics-writing icon turned director, has rendered comics-industry revolutionary Will Eisner's crime fighter Denny Colt a grim shade of dull -- all talk, no action" ‐Village Voice
Posted Dec 23, 2008

Valkyrie (2008)

"Valkyrie feels like another installment in the never-ending franchise -- not just the action-movie one, but the Tom Cruise one. Like the operation itself, it's a good idea -- just not well-executed." ‐Village Voice
Posted Dec 23, 2008

Yes Man (2008)

"Nothing more than warmed-over holiday seconds, a repackaged best-of for those who already own the hits." ‐Village Voice
Posted Dec 16, 2008

Cadillac Records (2008)

"There doesn't seem to be a single fact contained within writer-director Darnell Martin's ham-fisted fiction, which renders pre-rock musical history as yet another downer soap opera." ‐Village Voice
Posted Dec 2, 2008

Four Christmases (2008)

"To brand, then dismiss, Four Christmases as a disappointment would be giving it too much credit -- never, for a second, did this New Line Cinema cast-off scream or even whisper decent in the run-up to its opening." ‐Village Voice
Posted Nov 26, 2008

Quantum of Solace (2008)

"If nothing else, there's no need to worry about where Quantum of Solace fits in the Bond pantheon -- it's easily one of the worst." ‐Village Voice
Posted Nov 12, 2008

Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa (2008)

"Funniest movie of '08? Close enough, for those who don't mind monkeying around." ‐Village Voice
Posted Nov 5, 2008

Role Models (2008)

"Paul Rudd wears the constant look of glazed-eye amusement; everything seems to tickle him, even that which annoys or frustrates or disappoints him." ‐Village Voice
Posted Nov 5, 2008

Zack and Miri Make a Porno (2008)

"Nothing about Zack and Miri feels terribly fresh, much less transgressive." ‐Village Voice
Posted Oct 29, 2008

Pride and Glory (2008)

"How ironic that a movie filled with police officers should end up feeling like a hostage situation." ‐Village Voice
Posted Oct 22, 2008

Who Does She Think She Is? (2009)

"By limiting herself to an actor, a painter, sculptors, and a printmaker, Boll gives herself plenty to work with; when the stories drag, and they occasionally do, the art's there to inspire and uplift." ‐Village Voice
Posted Oct 15, 2008

The Express (2008)

"Based on a Davis biography, Gary Fleder's account is a noble attempt at humanizing the myth, but it succumbs to the worst sorts of sports-movie clichés." ‐Village Voice
Posted Oct 8, 2008

How to Lose Friends & Alienate People (2008)

"It plays like a made-for-CBS redo of The Devil Wears Prada." ‐Village Voice
Posted Oct 3, 2008

Flash of Genius (2008)

"The big-screen version of inventor Robert Kearns' legal battles with Ford and Chrysler... is about as exciting as Kearns' Wikipedia entry." ‐L.A. Weekly
Posted Oct 3, 2008

Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist (2008)

"Nick & Norah is like something crafted in a lab by 54-year-old hucksters trying to sell sh-t to the kids under the cheerless guise of "alternative." The only thing itâ(TM)s an alternative to? Good." ‐L.A. Weekly
Posted Oct 3, 2008

Eagle Eye (2008)

"Big Brother's watching you, and he can't stop laughing his ass off." ‐L.A. Weekly
Posted Sep 26, 2008

Choke (2008)

"Yawn." ‐Village Voice
Posted Sep 24, 2008

Igor (2008)

"So bad it's scary." ‐L.A. Weekly
Posted Sep 18, 2008

Ghost Town (2008)

"It takes a good while for Ricky Gervais to warm up in Ghost Town; it takes even longer for the audience to warm up to Ricky Gervais." ‐Village Voice
Posted Sep 17, 2008

The Rocker (2008)

"A juvenile fairy tale that plays like the pilot for a Jonas Brothers sitcom on the Disney Channel, The Rocker comes off as something penned by an old dude who hasn't bought music since it was sold 'on records.'" ‐Village Voice
Posted Aug 19, 2008

Star Wars: The Clone Wars (2008)

"As Star Wars movies go, The Clone Wars is minor to the point of irrelevance, nothing more than a stylized direct-to-DVD shrug projected onto a big screen while Lucas launches two more TV series filling in prequel blanks better left empty." ‐L.A. Weekly
Posted Aug 14, 2008

Tropic Thunder (2008)

"When it isn't tossing softballs at the studios, Tropic Thunder is the very thing it parodies: a wall of noise engulfed in flame." ‐Village Voice
Posted Aug 13, 2008

Bottle Shock (2008)

"Sadly, Bottle Shock is far from a great movie -- a little too sweet to the taste, almost sickly so." ‐Village Voice
Posted Aug 5, 2008

Pineapple Express (2008)

"At last, a Judd Apatow production worth memorizing." ‐Village Voice
Posted Aug 5, 2008

Baghead (2008)

"It's an indie about indies -- meta, right? But also mighty effective if you're into idle, drunken chit-chat about getting laid while waiting out the bogeyman in the bushes." ‐Village Voice
Posted Jul 23, 2008

Space Chimps (2008)

"[It's] like they ran out of the $292.96 budget halfway through." ‐Village Voice
Posted Jul 17, 2008

Journey to the Center of the Earth (2008)

"Episodes of Land of the Lost were more inspired." ‐Village Voice
Posted Jul 10, 2008

Hancock (2008)

"It doesn't take itself as seriously as it should, and undercuts a final act that should have and so could have packed a mighty emotional wallop." ‐Village Voice
Posted Jul 1, 2008

Trumbo (2007)

"The readings of Dalton Trumbo's letters to family and friends are starkly rendered-famous faces...recite rousing missives without the aid of sets or props of any kind save for Trumbo's own thunderous proclamations in defense of free speech." ‐Village Voice
Posted Jun 25, 2008

WALL-E (2008)

"A film that's both breathtakingly majestic and heartbreakingly intimate." ‐Village Voice
Posted Jun 25, 2008

The Happening (2008)

"Effective nonsense, chilling nonsense, occasionally wrenching nonsense." ‐Village Voice
Posted Jun 11, 2008

The Incredible Hulk (2008)

"The Incredible Hulk is The Pretty Good Hulk. All things considered, of course." ‐Village Voice
Posted Jun 11, 2008

Stuck (2008)

"Stuck is both darkly comic and disgusting; the name alone reduces the crime to a sick joke." ‐Village Voice
Posted May 27, 2008

The Foot Fist Way (2006)

"This is irritainment, something you snicker at while covering your eyes, praying that this guy never gets loose in the real world, when, in fact, he's your next-door neighbor. Or you." ‐Village Voice
Posted May 27, 2008

Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (2008)

"Kingdom of the Crystal Skull is as joyless as its predecessors were blissful." ‐Village Voice
Posted May 21, 2008

Made of Honor (2008)

"Director Paul Weiland and the three (!) screenwriters it took to boil down thousands of bad movies into 101 minutes haven't provided this one with a single original thought." ‐Village Voice
Posted Apr 30, 2008

Harold & Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay (2008)

"As occasionally entertaining as it can be, Guantanamo Bay is essentially a bawdier -- but, sadly, dumber -- version of its precursor." ‐L.A. Weekly
Posted Apr 24, 2008

Baby Mama (2008)

"A Saturday Night Live sketch stretched a good hour past its breaking point of no return." ‐Village Voice
Posted Apr 23, 2008

Then She Found Me (2007)

"It's the kind of film that only a mother, which is to say my mother, would love." ‐Village Voice
Posted Apr 23, 2008

Forgetting Sarah Marshall (2008)

"Even if his movie, produced by Apatow and directed by first-timer Nicholas Stoller, visits familiar territory, Segel's willing to go to dark, weird places his contemporaries won't." ‐Village Voice
Posted Apr 16, 2008

Smart People (2008)

"It's all action, no reaction. One minute they're miserable; 90 minutes later, aww better." ‐Village Voice
Posted Apr 8, 2008

Nim's Island (2008)

"Despite its formula and flaws (chief among them Foster's sitcom-campy performance), Nim's Island is a perfectly pleasant, agreeably innocuous 'tweener adventure film." ‐L.A. Weekly
Posted Apr 3, 2008

21 (2008)

"A movie that wastes a lot of time and money and really, really shoulda stayed in Vegas." ‐Village Voice
Posted Mar 25, 2008

Semi-Pro (2008)

"In the end, it's comedy comfort food, something powdered poured from a box." ‐Village Voice
Posted Feb 27, 2008

Be Kind Rewind (2008)

"The greatest mystery is how a movie peddling the bliss of moviemaking is absent any hint of joy." ‐L.A. Weekly
Posted Feb 21, 2008
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