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Title/Year
Author
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July's fertile imagination fills [the film] with incidents, many of which are charming and perceptive, some of which fall embarassingly flat.
Posted Jun 27, 2005
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Both astonishing and rather painful
Posted Jun 23, 2005
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Heights (2005)
Weighted down by a plot-heavy and predictable narrative, heavily dependent upon coincidence...sinks into a mire of uninteresting soapiness
Posted Jun 21, 2005
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Aims for mythical grandeur, underlined leadenly by a pseudo-Wagnerian orchestral score, only to become mired in pretension to Jungian psychological veracity
Posted Jun 14, 2005
11
5x2 (2004)
a wealth of incident and detail...that actualizes a multi-leveled view of both the characters and the dynamics of their relationships.
Posted Jun 9, 2005
12
Miyazaki once again takes the breath away with his bizarre imagination and richly painted scenes.
Posted Jun 9, 2005
13
Evokes the feel and the sensibility of the New Wave while retaining a decidedly contemporary tone.
Posted Jun 9, 2005
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Brothers (2004)
As warm as her approach is to these people..., Bier never descends into cheap sentiment or soap opera simplicities.
Posted May 18, 2005
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3-Iron (2004)
Comedy and drama intertwine with believability and power.
Posted May 16, 2005
18
An extraordinary work with depth, suspense, startling surprises, a unique combination of perspectives.
Posted May 16, 2005
19
It would be easy to carp over the shortcomings of the film...The charm and ebullience of the kids...make the film work...Nobody walks out at the end without a great big smile.
Posted May 14, 2005
20
Contemporary urban anxieties, conflict and dysfunction in film terms that vary from Keystone Cops chases to...magical realism to the edginess of classic thriller suspense.
Posted May 10, 2005
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Confession (1998)
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House of Wax (2005)
The unmistakable promise of a sequel in the last scene inspires more resignation than anticipation.
Posted May 6, 2005
23
Crash (2004)
The straddling of styles [realism vs. fable] weakens, but doesn't destroy a strong film.
Posted May 5, 2005
24
Despite...weaknesses, 'Kingdom of Heaven' emerges an entertaining film...stunningly photographed, set and costumed...grandeur that evokes De Mille
Posted May 5, 2005
25
A stunning piece of dramatic filmmaking, a completely original approach to the material that delivers a delayed punch as the evidence accrues
Posted Apr 28, 2005
26
Featherlight spoof loaded with grand CGI visuals...amusing, gentle satire... [but] never attains a real zaniness
Posted Apr 28, 2005
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What's missing is any real drama--there's no protagonist/antagonist conflict..; there's little fresh in the observations of mourning and the perennial parent/child tug-of-war.
Posted Apr 19, 2005
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The tragedy of these lives is moving, but, to some small extent, the tragedy is counterbalanced by Ghobadi in showing that somehow humanity survives in these kids
Posted Apr 12, 2005
32
Eros (2004)
Wong masterfully creates a sense of profound yearning--the screen seems saturated with unfulfilled and unrequited erotic longing.
Posted Apr 7, 2005
33
Look at Me (2005)
Gets under the skin of these varied individuals and reveals them in rich complexity and highly individuated quirkiness
Posted Apr 4, 2005
34
Oldboy (2005)
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The Ring Two (2005)
To those who saw and enjoyed the first one, it's a bitter disappointment.
Posted Mar 18, 2005
37
Millions (2005)
Rich, rewarding, and deliciously entertaining
Posted Mar 18, 2005
38
It's fun and it's funny.
Posted Mar 17, 2005
39
A fresh, funny, pointed comedy
Posted Mar 10, 2005
40
The script...intelligently explores...the profound need to make sense out of madness and to find emotional peace in its aftermath...Sustains a deep and moving involvement.
Posted Mar 10, 2005
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Gunga Din (1939)
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The Jacket (2005)
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Dear Frankie (2005)
Emotional responses are in keeping with the characterizations, and well-written dialogue... helps sustain a reality that the turns of plot constantly threaten.
Posted Mar 3, 2005
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A cinematic 'Götterdämmerung...'; Hirschbiegel's film pulls no punches. He neither sugarcoats nor exaggerates.
Posted Feb 17, 2005
47
Important and thoughtful themes, which in other hands would likely have been weighty and overbearing, remain drolly deadpan in this accomplished debut film.
Posted Feb 17, 2005
48
'Nobody Knows' and its astounding collection of young actors capture the heart without a hint of tear-jerking or saccharine sentimentality.
Posted Feb 17, 2005
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The Grid (2004)
Fully realized, three dimensional characters may be too much to expect, but imagine how much more effective the drama would be if that were provided.
Posted Feb 14, 2005