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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
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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
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Eros (2004)
Wong masterfully creates a sense of profound yearning--the screen seems saturated with unfulfilled and unrequited erotic longing.
Posted Apr 7, 2005
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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
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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
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Millions (2005)
Rich, rewarding, and deliciously entertaining
Posted Mar 18, 2005
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It's fun and it's funny.
Posted Mar 17, 2005
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A fresh, funny, pointed comedy
Posted Mar 10, 2005
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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
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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
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'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
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Monster Dog (1982)
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Head-On (2005)
With powerfully developed characterizations and keen observation, writer/director Akin doesn't settle for a formulaic resolution.
Posted Feb 2, 2005
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None of it hangs together enough to make a coherent narrative.
Posted Jan 27, 2005
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The crew ooos and aahs and talks like so many valley girls ("awesome," "freaky," etc.), leaving the viewer hungry for some more substantive science to back up the visuals.
Posted Jan 27, 2005
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Barratier's clever use of irony to frame his story and his characters allows him both to use and to comment upon the underlying formula.
Posted Jan 26, 2005
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White Noise (2005)
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Holds the attention with imaginative detail and a veneer of deadpan humor, like thin ice over a sea of despair
Posted Jan 12, 2005
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The Woodsman (2004)
Kassell's disciplined direction and sympathetic performances by Bacon and Sedgwick more than overcome the script's didactic leanings.
Posted Dec 31, 2004
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Credit Radford for keeping his sterling cast in an admirably understated mode.
Posted Dec 31, 2004
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Hotel Rwanda (2004)
Conveys the horror and anguish of anarchy and massacre while keeping the violence off screen or depicted at a distance
Posted Dec 21, 2004
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The Aviator (2004)
Does not entirely avoid the pitfalls of the biopic genre, but it's rarely less than entertaining, and sometimes downright exhilarating.
Posted Dec 16, 2004
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A warm and dramatically satisfying film that doesn't hide its bias, but also allows for varying viewpoints to be expressed.
Posted Dec 16, 2004
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Emotional impact [is] lost in the mire of multiple motivations, less than fully realized characters, and tangential excursions.
Posted Dec 16, 2004
43
It's going to be very difficult for Spacey to reclaim his credibility after this fiasco.
Posted Dec 16, 2004
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5/5
Judy Berlin (1999)
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Posted Dec 14, 2004
46
Delivers an emotional punch to match those of the pugilists punishing each other in the ring
Posted Dec 14, 2004
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Closer (2004)
Dialogue as riveting as Marber's, delivered by four first-rate actors in peak form, transcends the tricky transition [from the stage] to the screen.
Posted Dec 2, 2004
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Last Dance (2002)