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Title/Year
Author
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A romanticized and lightweight road movie, a charming diversion, rather than the incisive biographical work that it should have been.
Posted Sep 23, 2004
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3
Theron lends credence here to those who think that her performance in 'Monster' was a prosthesis-assisted one-note one shot, Academy award or no.
Posted Sep 18, 2004
4
Silver City (2004)
Even the long roster of skilled players in 'Silver City' doesn't make this script come alive.
Posted Sep 16, 2004
5
Gozu (2003)
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8
It is not in the least bit scary and most of the best traditions of zombie films are ignored.
Posted Sep 12, 2004
9
Fry...makes his debut here...but 'Bright Young Things' has the complexity, along with the verve and polish and style expected of a seasoned filmmaker.
Posted Sep 11, 2004
10
Garden State (2004)
11
12
Vanity Fair (2004)
A 'Vanity Fair' with a half-realized Becky Sharp is, in the end, a Vanity Unsatisfactory.
Posted Aug 31, 2004
13
5/5
East of Eden (1955)
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Posted Aug 30, 2004
14
Rosenstrasse (2004)
15
16
Hero (2004)
Zhang successfully subverts the adrenaline charge of combat to the thematic explorations of art, human emotions and history.
Posted Aug 26, 2004
17
Suspect Zero (2004)
It's a movie on a treadmill--lots of energy going nowhere at all.
Posted Aug 26, 2004
18
A great waste of time, talent and resources
Posted Aug 21, 2004
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20
Audiences may or may not feel that the insights skillfully shared justify this acutely claustrophobic microcosm of domestic misery.
Posted Aug 12, 2004
21
5/5
Now, Voyager (1942)
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Posted Aug 5, 2004
22
Code 46 (2004)
With a creatively imagined world and themes of genuine significance, 'Code 46' easily sustains interest, despite the shortcomings of the characterizations.
Posted Aug 5, 2004
23
Collateral (2004)
A boffo piece of adrenaline-charged entertainment.
Posted Aug 5, 2004
24
A surprisingly upbeat, if distinctly off-beat romance
Posted Aug 5, 2004
25
Elegant and literate.
Posted Aug 2, 2004
26
Nothing gets in the way of a great story, well told, one which manages to slip in a few political digs without losing sight of its mission as popular suspense entertainment.
Posted Jul 29, 2004
27
Draws the viewer step-by-step into the seemingly ineluctable fate of the "mules"--beasts of burden caught in the trap of poverty without opportunity.
Posted Jul 28, 2004
28
a sharp satirical edge
Posted Jul 27, 2004
29
With no overblown pretensions...tells an engaging story about sympathetic folks finding their way in a never over-simplified world.
Posted Jul 23, 2004
30
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Still well worth a look, its reliance on the events of its time has undeniably diluted its power.
Posted Jul 19, 2004
33
Strongly character-based...[but] the balance among the characters is badly skewed and, as well, they are an unsympathetic lot
Posted Jul 17, 2004
34
35
Unquestionably as bleak as it is thoughtful, insightful, and brilliantly realized
Posted Jul 13, 2004
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The Clearing (2004)
An unusual combination of the suspenseful and the thoughtful, a character-based drama that grabs hold and digs deeply under the surface.
Posted Jul 1, 2004
38
The experiences they talk about are like so many sound-bites; they haven't internalized the wisdom that the words suggest.
Posted Jul 1, 2004
39
Spider-Man 2 (2004)
A rousing rollercoaster ride that never feels bloated or gets bogged down.
Posted Jun 29, 2004
40
Seaside (2002)
41
Even those agreeing with Moore's political point of view must acknowledge that this is neither illuminating nor revelatory documentation, but skillfully wrought propaganda.
Posted Jun 24, 2004
42
A breathtaking act of betrayal and hypocrisy, of self-aggrandizement and simple bad taste.
Posted Jun 21, 2004
43
De-Lovely (2004)
A failed attempt at stylization, lacking the consistency of view and approach that would knit the parts together into a cohesive whole. But, oh, those songs!
Posted Jun 18, 2004
44
An ensemble of interconnected characters, sufficiently rounded to be sympathetic...[but] a story out of balance.
Posted Jun 18, 2004
45
The Terminal (2004)
What...makes it all worthwhile, is Hanks' performance, which consists of one part Chaplin.., one part Sid Caesar.., and one part Hanks' own personal warmth.
Posted Jun 17, 2004
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47
While the couple get...philosophical in their courtship dance, 'Before Sunrise' maintains an awareness of their earnestness without itself putting on airs of profundity.
Posted Jun 8, 2004
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5/5
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Posted Jun 3, 2004
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