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Stephen Himes

Stephen Himes
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
4/10 52% Margot at the Wedding (2007) Nicole Kidman hasn't been in a movie this bleak since "Dogville." ‐ Film Snobs
Posted Dec 11, 2007
2/10 89% Waitress (2007) Completely inauthentic in every detail--the cinematic equivalent of an apple pie from Perkins. ‐ Film Snobs
Posted Dec 11, 2007
9/10 97% The King of Kong: A Fistful of Quarters (2007) "When We Were Kings" for dorks. ‐ Film Snobs
Posted Dec 11, 2007
8/10 80% American Gangster (2007) To Ridley Scott, Frank Lucas is less Superfly and more David Glass. ‐ Film Snobs
Posted Nov 28, 2007
6/10 64% Dan in Real Life (2007) Like a well-done Produce Pete sketch, Carell peels back layers of banality covering the bitterness underneath. ‐ Film Snobs
Posted Nov 28, 2007
8/10 88% Superbad (2007) Superbad makes cultural statements that should be every bit as disturbing as blaxploitation's were. ‐ Flak Magazine
Posted Oct 30, 2007
2/10 15% The Brothers Solomon (2007) Imagines what might happen if Rod and Todd Flanders grew up and decided to have a surrogate child together. ‐ Flak Magazine
Posted Oct 30, 2007
6/10 13% Mr. Woodcock (2007) A close reading of Mr. Woodcock reveals a dark, depressing film about small town decline. I think. ‐ Flak Magazine
Posted Oct 30, 2007
8/10 89% 3:10 to Yuma (2007) Russell Crowe plays his role as Ethan Edwards for the post 9/11 western. ‐ Film Snobs
Posted Oct 30, 2007
8/10 90% Michael Clayton (2007) The story of some nice lawyers who give dozens of pro bono hours working to adopt puppies for orphans before Christmas. George Clooney plays the headmaster. ‐ Film Snobs
Posted Oct 30, 2007
4/10 65% Things We Lost in the Fire (2007) Benicio is the heroine addict with a heart of gold! ‐ Film Snobs
Posted Oct 30, 2007
7/10 93% The Bourne Ultimatum (2007) A direct rebuke of the pro-torture "24," arguing that torture isn't just cruel to the tortured, but to those who are asked to torture. ‐ Film Snobs
Posted Sep 3, 2007
6/10 60% Death at a Funeral (2007) Another Frank Oz comedy with a mean streak, this time with such delights as an old man defecating in his wheelchair. ‐ Flak Magazine
Posted Sep 3, 2007
2/10 14% I Now Pronounce You Chuck & Larry (2007) Would be less offensive with a title like "Ladies and Gentlemen, The Bronx is Flaming." ‐ Film Snobs
Posted Sep 3, 2007
7/10 88% The Simpsons Movie (2007) Gives us the most evil EPA agent in movies since William Atherton unleashed the minions of Zool on New York City. ‐ Film Snobs
Posted Sep 3, 2007
7/10 91% Sicko (2007) Moore effectively vents our collective rage, but his Cuba is like the Buena Vista Social Club, but with better benefits. ‐ Film Snobs
Posted Jul 16, 2007
8/10 96% Ratatouille (2007) But how would the rat match up against Iron Chef Morimoto? ‐ Flak Magazine
Posted Jul 16, 2007
7/10 78% Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (2007) Yates' vision for Delores Umbridge is simple: She is to leave no wizard behind. ‐ Flak Magazine
Posted Jul 16, 2007
8/10 90% Knocked Up (2007) For all the talk of "morals" in the American cultural dialogue, stoner Ben says the only thing that really should matter: "I just want to do right by you." ‐ Flak Magazine
Posted Jun 28, 2007
4/10 70% Ocean's Thirteen (2007) If This Pays For Another Darfur Benefit, Then So Be It. ‐ Flak Magazine
Posted Jun 28, 2007
9/10 97% Once (2007) It has a Before Sunrise vibe, but the aphrodisiac is music rather than pseudo-philosophical Gen-X ramblings. ‐ Flak Magazine
Posted Jun 28, 2007
2/10 45% Pirates of the Caribbean: At Worlds End (2007) As Captain Sparrow himself observes: "The immaterial has become.....immaterial." ‐ Flak Magazine
Posted Jun 7, 2007
2/10 41% Shrek the Third (2007) Antonio should use his Puss n' Boots voice in the Zorro sequel. ‐ Flak Magazine
Posted Jun 7, 2007
2.5/5 62% Music and Lyrics (2007) "Music and Lyrics" argues that pop songs are poetry, and in the tradition of Walt Whitman, the film proceeds to celebrate itself. ‐ Flak Magazine
Posted Mar 29, 2007
3/5 85% Bridge to Terabithia (2007) Understands that a kids movie that's "For Adults Too" means "Mature, Complex Themes," not "Fart Jokes and Sexual Innuendo." ‐ Flak Magazine
Posted Mar 29, 2007
7/10 72% Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby (2006) One of the most interesting concepts in American movies this year: The French Nascar driver who is just a compilation of American stereotypes of "Frenchness." ‐ Flak Magazine
Posted Aug 30, 2006
2/5 42% Looking for Comedy in the Muslim World (2006) This should have been an episode of "Curb Your Enthusiasm." Larry David would spark nuclear conflict. ‐ Film Snobs
Posted Jan 20, 2006
3.5/5 90% Kinsey (2004) In a year where cinema played a crucial role in the Culture War, Kinsey is the only film to dig at the roots of both sides. Best film of the year. Without a doubt. ‐ Film Snobs
Posted Dec 5, 2004
4.5/5 77% Team America: World Police (2004) Why puppets? The form meets function. ‐ Flak Magazine
Posted Nov 7, 2004
3.5/5 53% A Dirty Shame (2004) John Waters' "The Passion of the Christ." ‐ Flak Magazine
Posted Nov 7, 2004
3/5 62% I Heart Huckabees (2004) The director of Three Kings asks: If all people want is cheap oil and Wal-Mart convenience, should liberals just give up? ‐ Flak Magazine
Posted Nov 7, 2004
1/5 0% Superbabies: Baby Geniuses 2 (2004) Like dadaist art, Baby Geniuses challenge the artist-audience contract: We *hear* the babies talking, but we clearly *see* that they aren't. ‐ Flak Magazine
Posted Sep 18, 2004
4/5 74% Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle (2004) Harold and Kumar discover that the American Dream is not to be Doogie Howser; it's to be Neil Patrick Harris. ‐ Flak Magazine
Posted Aug 11, 2004
3/5 81% The Manchurian Candidate (2004) The subtext of this film is about John Kerry: The Manchurian Democrat. ‐ Flak Magazine
Posted Aug 11, 2004
1/5 70% Dodgeball - A True Underdog Story (2004) None of the character of, say, a Will Ferrell movie, or the cyncial wit of Harold and Kumar. ‐ Film Snobs
Posted Aug 10, 2004
4/5 96% Control Room (2004) Lieutenant Josh Rushing emerges as a voice of reason, a moral arbiter between al-Jazeera and Fox News. ‐ Film Snobs
Posted Aug 10, 2004
4.5/5 95% Before Sunset (2004) Linklater's method, in an age when critics celebrate the egomania of M. Night Shyamalan and Quentin Tarantino, distinguishes him as Gen X's most literary director. ‐ Film Snobs
Posted Aug 10, 2004
4/5 66% Anchorman - The Legend Of Ron Burgundy (2004) Resembling Bill Murray's early career, Ron Burgundy is a Peter Venkman/Carl Spackler type performance which will be remember fondly during Will Ferrell's 2020 Oscar run. ‐ Flak Magazine
Posted Jul 24, 2004
4/5 93% Spider-Man 2 (2004) Who knew back in 1981 when Ellen Sandweiss was raped by that tree that this would be the future of Hollywood? ‐ Flak Magazine
Posted Jul 15, 2004
3/5 61% The Terminal (2004) Spielberg turns a kinder, gentler Minority Report into a tedious, maudlin homage to the New Wave. ‐ Flak Magazine
Posted Jul 15, 2004
3/5 26% The Stepford Wives (2004) Frank Oz has made a career of making comedy out of on-set tensions and his actors' personal anxieties. ‐ Film Snobs
Posted Jul 9, 2004
2.5/5 54% Troy (2004) Troy proves that Brad Pitt has the nicest rump of any man to ever hail from Springfield, Missouri. ‐ Film Snobs
Posted Jun 9, 2004
2/5 45% The Day After Tomorrow (2004) This is why Liberals are losing the environment debate ‐ Flak Magazine
Posted Jun 9, 2004
1.5/5 18% Soul Plane (2004) The lesson of Soul Plane: Being white is so much less fun than being black. ‐ Film Snobs
Posted Jun 8, 2004
3.5/5 91% Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (2004) Rowling's prose unwittingly resembles the monster books that try to eat the students. ‐ Film Snobs
Posted Jun 8, 2004
3.5/5 88% Shrek 2 (2004) If Antonio Banderas would have played Zorro more like Puss 'n Boots, that movie might have been a lot better. ‐ Flak Magazine
Posted Jun 6, 2004
0/5 11% New York Minute (2004) If this is family entertainment, why do the Olsen twins spend 25 percent of the movie naked? ‐ Flak Magazine
Posted Jun 1, 2004
2/5 84% Mean Girls (2004) Why does Tina Fey insist on taking off her shirt and showing us her bra? That's very, you know, like, Plastic. ‐ Flak Magazine
Posted May 8, 2004
1/5 6% Johnson Family Vacation (2004) Find one stereotype and stick to it. Don't confuse the audience by trying to be Wayne Brady and Bernie Mac in the same movie. ‐ Film Snobs
Posted May 5, 2004
3/5 81% Hellboy (2004) Hellboy is sort of a Denis Leary Catholic: Snarls a lot, tromps around in a grungy coat, and chomps on tobacco products continuously. ‐ Film Snobs
Posted May 5, 2004