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Rating
Title/Year
Author
1
3/4
Proof (2005)
As a story about personal and family dysfunction, and about coming to terms with life's uncertainties, Proof isn't bad.
Posted Sep 27, 2006
2
3/4
3
3/4
The real reason to see this film is the addition of the musical numbers -- catchy and clever songs, written in the style of classic 1950s Broadway musicals.
Posted Sep 27, 2006
4
3/4
This Prize Winner is a winner for its smart portrayal of a resourceful woman who loved her family, loved words, and loved life.
Posted Sep 27, 2006
5
3/4
The larger message -- that you should marry for the right reasons only when you're ready -- is one everyone can applaud.
Posted Sep 27, 2006
6
2.5/4
Prime (2005)
Ironically, this therapeutic romantic comedy ultimately suffers from too many unexplored issues.
Posted Sep 27, 2006
7
3.5/4
Luminous visuals, subtle thematic statements, and fine acting. A lovely period piece that surely will stand the test of time.
Posted Sep 27, 2006
8
2/4
Perhaps it's time to admit that The Pink Panther series is ready for permanent retirement.
Posted Sep 27, 2006
9
2/4
The Perfect Man, starring Hilary Duff, isn't very good. The problem is how to critique it without taking the obvious cheap shots at its likable but over-exposed young star.
Posted Sep 27, 2006
10
2.5/4
By giving us the feeling of experiencing Jesus' thoughts, and by making us privy to his prayers, The Passion draws us toward Christ's full humanity like no film before.
Posted Sep 27, 2006
11
3.5/4
Paradise Now (2005)
Abu-Assad does a good job of building tension and showing some of the complexities within Palestinian culture. He has, as they say, put a human face on the Palestinians.
Posted Sep 27, 2006
12
3/4
13
3.5/4
Osama (2004)
Great films like Osama, thoughtfully considered, give us the ability to withhold blanket judgments and come that much closer to the truth.
Posted Sep 27, 2006
14
2/4
The Omen (2006)
15
3/4
Open Water (2004)
Kentis and Lau have labored to make an almost documentary-style film. It's meant to make us feel like we are really there, and to a large extent it succeeds.
Posted Sep 27, 2006
16
2.5/4
Oliver Twist (2005)
Polanski's film is not a bad adaptation, and it may be a fine way to introduce children to the classic story. But it is not exactly a definitive version of that story.
Posted Sep 27, 2006
17
3.5/4
Modern anti-heroes. Criminals with heart. And these guys are stinkin' funny.
Posted Sep 27, 2006
18
3/4
The Notebook (2004)
A thoughtful, emotionally rich film in which we see that great love, like deep faith, is forged on doubt, trials, and hardships. Only then does it deliver its deepest rewards.
Posted Sep 27, 2006
19
3/4
Though tough and heavy-handed at times, North Country is engaging -- not one of those films about an important subject matter that you feel you should watch.
Posted Sep 27, 2006
20
3/4
Nine Lives (2005)
Nine Lives had me tense, engaged, sometimes disgusted, sometimes moved, and always interested. Garcia is an ingenious and eloquent storyteller.
Posted Sep 27, 2006
21
2.5/4
Night Watch (2006)
22
2/4
If you can see the film through the eyes of a child -- one who thinks a cheesy thriller is the ideal way to pick up new facts about history -- then this isn't that bad a yarn.
Posted Sep 27, 2006
23
2.5/4
Nanny McPhee (2006)
There are many different kinds of children's movies, and this one tries to be all of them at once -- including one of those in which the children are smarter than the adults.
Posted Sep 27, 2006
24
2.5/4
Nacho Libre (2006)
25
3/4
26
2.5/4
I wouldn't call the movie a dog, but I didn't love it either. Our search for the next Great Romantic Comedy, like so many Hollywood singletons' quest for love, continues.
Posted Sep 27, 2006
27
3/4
Munich (2005)
While we may or may not agree with Spielberg's take, to his credit he has asked us to address our current concerns by taking a step back and looking at the bigger picture.
Posted Sep 27, 2006
28
2.5/4
Pitt and Jolie have chemistry to burn, and the film hits more often than it misses.
Posted Sep 27, 2006
29
1.5/4
Mr. 3000 (2004)
Bernie Mac has a talent for cussing. It's a talent that can take you pretty far in the entertainment industry, but it still can't carry a movie, as Mr. 3000 demonstrates.
Posted Sep 27, 2006
30
3.5/4
A thought-provoking film, grounded in breathtaking scenery and engaging performances.
Posted Sep 27, 2006
31
3/4
32
1.5/4
There is a bit of a lesson about identity and self-worth imparted here, but it's muddled at best. Who has two hours to waste watching this movie?
Posted Sep 27, 2006
33
2/4
Mindhunters (2005)
There's nothing particularly deep about this film -- and Harlin's efforts to jazz things up do occasionally go over-the-top.
Posted Sep 27, 2006
34
3/4
The overall effect is not so unlike Mameha's description of geisha themselves: a moving work of art.
Posted Sep 27, 2006
35
2.5/4
Meet the Fockers is frequently funny, but it turns a bit too cruel in the third act to be as worthy a sequel to its predecessor as it could have been
Posted Sep 27, 2006
36
2.5/4
Mean Girls (2004)
Mean Girls lacks sincerity, and instead acts like any teenage queen bee -- being cruel and picking on the weak -- only to then break its own rules and be hypocritical.
Posted Sep 27, 2006
37
2/4
Match Point (2005)
By developing his characters so superficially, Allen makes it impossible to feel the depth of the horror that he is clearly aiming for.
Posted Sep 27, 2006
38
3.5/4
The movie is playing with ideas, and they're important enough to bear thinking about now. What it's playing on are our fears. And they're real enough, and worth addressing.
Posted Sep 27, 2006
39
4/4
It's a wonder that so stark and minimal a film can create such potent feelings, images and moments that linger so persistently, divine intimations that seem so inescapable.
Posted Sep 27, 2006
40
3.5/4
In all its unscripted glory, it shows us pre-adolescence with an astonishing authenticity that should be the envy of a hundred coming-of-age movies.
Posted Sep 27, 2006
41
2.5/4
Madagascar (2005)
I wanted a moral to the story. In Finding Nemo: Don't let fear rule your life. Shrek: True beauty is on the inside. Madagascar: Don't eat your friends?
Posted Sep 27, 2006
42
2.5/4
43
3/4
Lord of War (2005)
Lord of War has a surreal edge, despite being enmeshed in world events, with absurdity and dark humor laced throughout.
Posted Sep 27, 2006
44
3/4
Those who like their humor wry and dry will be rewarded by a nuanced study of the way self-absorption can keep people disconnected, be they comedians, governments, or you and me.
Posted Sep 27, 2006
45
2.5/4
We can be grateful that the series has given Carrey one of his better vehicles in recent years, and that Carrey has risen to the occasion so well.
Posted Sep 27, 2006
46
2/4
We don't really see who Zorro really is. Instead of being the good-hearted peasant turned swash-buckling gentleman, he's often a bungling buffoon.
Posted Sep 27, 2006
47
2/4
As far as unfortunate cheese and silliness, there are still some gems here.
Posted Sep 27, 2006
48
2.5/4
In the end, lazy scriptwriting leads to a lukewarm verdict.
Posted Sep 27, 2006
49
4/4
Through its emphasis on characters and not merely action, Master does not let us forget that all individuals are souls with flesh and blood, not merely empty casualties of war.
Posted Sep 26, 2006
50
4/4
This quirky docudrama speaks a more universal language: Who does not feel for a child abandoned by his mother?
Posted Sep 26, 2006