Capital Times (Madison, WI)
The Adjustment Bureau (2011)
True Grit (2010)
"Director Jeff Malmberg documents Hogancamp's twin worlds with care and restraint; "Marwencol" is an example of how a documentary filmmaker can delve into the life of an eccentric person without exploiting them"
I Love You Phillip Morris (2010)
"The role is a good fit for Carrey, who manages to dial down his usual mug-a-minute schtick while still being funny, capturing the manic, paranoid heart fluttering beneath Russell's trust-me exterior."
Winnebago Man (2010)
"Steinbauer doesn't shy away from the moral queasiness of that arrangement, and that's what gives Winnebago Man a lot of its appeal -- that tension between the considerable laughter it provokes and the questions raised about that laughter."
Mademoiselle Chambon (2010)
Last Train Home (2010)
Inside Job (2010)
Morning Glory (2010)
Soul Kitchen (2010)
""Soul Kitchen" is like a restaurant where the vibe is friendly, the music is cool, the people are all interesting, and it's so much fun to hang out at that you easily overlook the fact that the food isn't actually all that good."
Heartbreaker (L'Arnacoeur) (2010)
Jack Goes Boating (2010)
"I'm starting to think Allen makes movies like he files his tax returns. Some years business is fantastic, other years it's struggling. But he still files one every year. This year, business was so-so."
Despicable Me (2010)
The Good Heart (2010)
""The Secret in Their Eyes" has all the entertainment value of a great mystery and a great love story, but that connection to Argentina's collective conscience helps it transcend its genre conventions."
"But because "Dangerous Man" sees the era through Ellsberg's eyes, and we hear the disgust in his voice as he describes his younger, gung-ho self, the film becomes a fascinating and clear-eyed self-portrait."
Blood Into Wine (2010)
"While the film contains some interesting tidbits about both wine and Keenan, and some unexpected humor by comedians like Patton Oswalt and Bob Odenkirk, the movie never really justifies its existence except as an informercial for Keenan's winery."
"While Quentin Tarantino used the narrative device to give his film a caffeinated jolt of hipster cool, co-directors Scandar Copti and Yaron Shani use it brilliantly to show the chaotic web of violence that traps Jews, Christians and Muslims alike."
Exit Through The Gift Shop (2010)
Get Him to the Greek (2010)
The Art Of The Steal (2010)
Letters to Juliet (2010)
Robin Hood (2010)
"Taken on its own merits, "Robin Hood" is a handsomely made and entertaining movie that reworks the traditional Hood characters into a "Braveheart"-like medieval action/war film. Just don't expect any green tights."
The Eclipse (2010)
"For the most part, this love triangle plays out with great warmth and delicacy.While Quinn seems to be having a ball playing against type as the boozy Nicholas, Hinds and Hjelje create fully-rounded, sympathetic characters."
Solntse (The Sun) (2005)
"Those with the patience to stick with Sokurov's stately pacing will find an engrossing character study in "The Sun," that of a very odd, polite man who also happened to lead a nation at war during World War II."
When You're Strange (2010)
"A Hollywood version would have gone right for a blood-spattered prologue, while this Swedish version (faithful to the best-selling book by Stieg Larsson) slowly builds its chills, creating an overwhelming feeling of dread. "
City Island (2010)
The Joneses (2010)
A Prophet (Un prophete) (2010)
""A Prophet" is cold and unsentimental, ratcheting up the tension slowly over its 154-minute running time. The violence is swift and brutal, like that opening murder and a claustrophobic shootout in an SUV that's impressively staged."
Fish Tank (2010)
The Runaways (2010)
Me and Orson Welles (2009)
"There are certainly moments in the film where you won't want to make eye contact with anybody else in the theater. But that may be because your eyes are glued to the screen, kept there by a film so seductive and profound."
Hot Tub Time Machine (2010)
"The '80s references, the profanity, the time-travel gags, the gross-out humor - it all comes sloshing together like one of those frat-party cocktails where they dump in everything they can find from the bar. And yet it tastes really, really good."
La Nana (The Maid) (2009)
"The movie edges into psychological-thriller territory at times, but it's mostly an intriguing character study of a woman who has spent her adult life mistaking a business relationship for a personal one."
The Ghost Writer (2010)
Red Cliff (Chi Bi) (2009)