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Title/Year
Author
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Paced slowly and deliberately, 'Since Otar Left' nonetheless provides sufficient narrative drive to sustain interest in the outcome.
Posted Jun 2, 2004
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3
A twisted and fascinating tale, with a climax that's as logical as it is unexpected
Posted May 22, 2004
4
Troy (2004)
5
6
Virtually gushes with an overflow of ideas and images and razzle-dazzle
Posted May 10, 2004
7
Van Helsing (2004)
8
5/5
The Piano (1993)
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Posted May 6, 2004
9
Valentin (2004)
10
The question for many viewers will be whether this skillful exposition of urban alienation offers sufficient new insight...to justify a bleak and utterly joyless two hours.
Posted Apr 29, 2004
11
Godsend (2003)
By the climax the last vestiges of mystery and believability have been so effectively destroyed that there's no real tension.
Posted Apr 29, 2004
12
If 'Laws of Attraction' were a TV sitcom, it would be canceled before the second show.
Posted Apr 28, 2004
13
Man on Fire (2004)
State-of-the-art Hollywood production...Unfortunately, it also represents the nadir of Hollywood pandering to audience tastes for ever more titillating violence.
Posted Apr 22, 2004
14
The Mother (2004)
The mother's flowering is a lovely thing to see, even if its vehicle wavers perilously on the borderline between drama and soap opera.
Posted Apr 22, 2004
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Young Adam (2004)
A skillfully wrought amorality tale delivered...with both subtlety and highly refined style
Posted Apr 17, 2004
18
1/5
Angel Heart (1987)
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Posted Apr 15, 2004
19
Appealing and interesting characters, but [McKay] spreads his film too thinly over too many of them, resulting in sketches, rather than portraits.
Posted Apr 15, 2004
20
Rivet[s] attention to its expertly woven storyline with appealing and believable characters about whose fate it is impossible not to care.
Posted Apr 14, 2004
21
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Hellboy (2004)
23
The Return (2003)
The broad theme of abandonment and return, explored in several variations, suggests mythic depths to this story of timeless significance.
Posted Apr 1, 2004
24
5/5
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Posted Apr 1, 2004
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5/5
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Posted Mar 31, 2004
27
Control Room (2004)
28
Infectious gospel music gets the film in gear again as its droopy pacing and shortage of wit threaten to drag it down to irremediable sluggishness.
Posted Mar 25, 2004
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31
Dazzles as its predecessors did, but its core of melancholy and heartbreak makes it a harder experience to shake off.
Posted Mar 18, 2004
32
Intelligent and gripping version that wields the same sledge-hammer horror and wit as the original
Posted Mar 18, 2004
33
5/5
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Posted Mar 18, 2004
34
Sustains an appropriate pacing for what is, after all, not an action flick, but, rather, in the tradition of the historical epic.
Posted Mar 18, 2004
35
Celebrates the binding sinew of family connection and the power of a mother's love.
Posted Mar 11, 2004
36
Spartan (2004)
Rooted in thoughtful ideas and graced with irony, [Mamet's] stylized dialogue has the effect of focusing attention on what is being said.
Posted Mar 11, 2004
37
Will appeal to...horror fans who prefer an ending that truly sinks its teeth into the story and concludes it with a crisp, satisfying crunch.
Posted Mar 11, 2004
38
39
The overall tone of gentle satire is engaging and Becker's affection for the Kerners is contagious.
Posted Mar 3, 2004
40
5/5
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Posted Feb 28, 2004
41
5/5
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Posted Feb 28, 2004
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Twisted (2004)
A run-of-the-mill thriller that will fade from memory as quickly as poor Jessica's boyfriends are getting bumped off
Posted Feb 26, 2004
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The Dreamers (2004)
Cinematic allusions, both verbal and visual, are tossed around as if in the hope that some of their quality might somehow rub off on the ever-less-interesting movie at hand.
Posted Feb 12, 2004
47
3/5
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Posted Feb 11, 2004
48
The verity of a documentary...with the narrative drive and emotional charge of a great thriller
Posted Feb 11, 2004
49
Break a Leg (2003)
A whimper of protest that wants to be a scream.
Posted Feb 10, 2004
50
Episodically effective...the likable characters and ever-present splendor of the desert landscape register strongly
Posted Jan 31, 2004