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Rating
Title/Year
Author
1
2.5/4
2
2.5/4
House of D (2004)
House of D is a delightful coming of age drama/comedy that deals with weighty matters of the soul.
Posted Sep 28, 2006
3
3/4
Hitch (2005)
Fans of movies like The Wedding Planner and You've Got Mail looking for a charming date movie with lots of laughs will fall in love with Hitch.
Posted Sep 28, 2006
4
1.5/4
This film will not do much to restore Disney's fortunes. Lohan does seem to want to grow up . . . but she pretty much sleepwalks through this film.
Posted Sep 28, 2006
5
3/4
This new story starts off as just another adventure, more or less, but by the end, the situation faced by its protagonists has become much darker, and much more dire.
Posted Sep 28, 2006
6
2.5/4
A treat for soccer fans who have yet to see their favorite game given its due on the big screen. This won't be a classic soccer movie, but it's a start.
Posted Sep 28, 2006
7
3.5/4
A charming and dramatic tearjerker that's sweet without resorting to syrup.
Posted Sep 28, 2006
8
2/4
The problem with Fahrenheit 9/11 is not that it is one-sided, per se; it is that Moore barely acknowledges there even is another side.
Posted Sep 28, 2006
9
2/4
Apocalypse (2004)
The final chapter in The Bible Collection, a series of films that, stylistically, has been all over the map. With this, the series ends not with a bang, but a whimper.
Posted Sep 27, 2006
10
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
11
3/4
12
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
13
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
14
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
15
2.5/4
Prime (2005)
Ironically, this therapeutic romantic comedy ultimately suffers from too many unexplored issues.
Posted Sep 27, 2006
16
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
17
2/4
Perhaps it's time to admit that The Pink Panther series is ready for permanent retirement.
Posted Sep 27, 2006
18
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
19
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
20
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
21
3/4
22
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
23
2/4
The Omen (2006)
24
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
25
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
26
3.5/4
Modern anti-heroes. Criminals with heart. And these guys are stinkin' funny.
Posted Sep 27, 2006
27
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
28
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
29
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
30
2.5/4
Night Watch (2006)
31
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
32
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
33
2.5/4
Nacho Libre (2006)
34
3/4
35
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
36
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
37
2.5/4
Pitt and Jolie have chemistry to burn, and the film hits more often than it misses.
Posted Sep 27, 2006
38
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
39
3.5/4
A thought-provoking film, grounded in breathtaking scenery and engaging performances.
Posted Sep 27, 2006
40
3/4
41
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
42
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
43
3/4
The overall effect is not so unlike Mameha's description of geisha themselves: a moving work of art.
Posted Sep 27, 2006
44
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
45
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
46
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
47
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
48
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
49
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
50
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