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Title/Year
Author
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Monster Dog (1982)
2
Head-On (2005)
With powerfully developed characterizations and keen observation, writer/director Akin doesn't settle for a formulaic resolution.
Posted Feb 2, 2005
3
None of it hangs together enough to make a coherent narrative.
Posted Jan 27, 2005
4
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
5
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
6
White Noise (2005)
7
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
10
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
14
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
15
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
16
Emotional impact [is] lost in the mire of multiple motivations, less than fully realized characters, and tangential excursions.
Posted Dec 16, 2004
17
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)
Quote not available.
Posted Dec 14, 2004
20
Delivers an emotional punch to match those of the pugilists punishing each other in the ring
Posted Dec 14, 2004
21
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)
25
Paper Clips (2004)
A worthwhile record of an admirable undertaking, but a little less sentiment and a little more edge might have produced a stronger film.
Posted Nov 28, 2004
26
There's such an excess of plot and detail that characterization is neglected--none of these characters is more than single-dimensional...
Posted Nov 24, 2004
27
Alexander (2004)
It's as if Stone deliberately were creating a parody of all the cornball biblical/historical spectacles in the history of the movies.
Posted Nov 24, 2004
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29
Carefully sidestep[s] the pitfall of sticky sentimentality through understated writing, sensitive performances and brilliantly imaginative direction.
Posted Nov 16, 2004
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Kinsey (2004)
What makes 'Kinsey' brilliantly subversive is the injection of a...warts-and-all, nonjudgmental viewpoint...into the format of the...adulatory encomiums of another era.
Posted Nov 11, 2004
33
Tarnation (2004)
34
Vera Drake (2004)
35
Alfie (2004)
The fascinatingly complex character who inspired masterpieces from the wit of Moliere and the genius of Mozart draws only humdrum mediocrity from the remake mill of Hollywood.
Posted Nov 4, 2004
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Ray (2004)
When [the music isn't playing], the film seems conventional, unimaginative and stretched out well beyond its ability to sustain narrative momentum.
Posted Oct 29, 2004
38
Birth (2004)
An imaginatively conceived meditation on grief and mourning, not entirely persuasive, but a thought-provoking and elegantly made film, nonetheless.
Posted Oct 28, 2004
39
Sideways (2004)
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Being Julia (2004)
Redolent with the aroma of the floor boards, spiced with the overripe theatricality of thespians, and blessed with the grace of a radiant Annette Bening
Posted Oct 16, 2004
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43
Audrey Wells' badly flawed adaptation of the original screenplay tries to bridge [the] cultural gap but it doesn't work
Posted Oct 14, 2004
44
Primer (2004)
The Grand Jury Award for Primer is an embarrassment for Sundance.
Posted Oct 13, 2004
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Videodrome (1983)
48
'The Forgotten' deserves to be.
Posted Sep 27, 2004
49
Criminal (2004)
50
'Shaun of the Dead' has that most vital ingredient of any good zombie film, an underlying layer of social commentary that gives the script a brain.
Posted Sep 24, 2004