Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)
The Mist (2007)
I'm Not There (2007)
"This audaciously imagined but ultimately surprisingly conventional not-quite-biopic insists on tethering Dylan to politics, to biography, to the 1960s, to 'relevance' and -- most damaging of all -- to nostalgia."
No Country for Old Men (2007)
Bella (Beauty) (2006)
"Its anti-abortion argument is loaded: How many pregnant waitresses discover they've been working alongside a kind, sensitive and handsome former millionaire soccer star with no girlfriend who's happy to become an adoptive father?"
"Lumet's rejection of despair and cynicism despite the grimness of the events he depicts ('Fail-Safe' ends with the obliteration of New York) and his refusal to disrespect the intelligence of his audience seem more valuable every day."
Who's Your Caddy? (2007)
The Nanny Diaries (2007)
Fred Claus (2007)
Lions for Lambs (2007)
Lady Chatterley (2007)
"Full-frontal nudity fights a losing battle for screen time with lingering shots of squirrels, lizards, ferns, moss and other less salacious aspects of the natural world in 'Lady Chatterley,' a movie that is extremely generous toward its characters."
Saw IV (2007)
Elizabeth: The Golden Age (2007)
American Gangster (2007)
Deep Water (2006)
30 Days of Night (2007)
The Darjeeling Limited (2007)
Things We Lost in the Fire (2007)
Blood Car (2007)
"This ingenious heir to Roger Corman's 'Little Shop of Horrors' and 'Bucket of Blood' literalizes the idea that the comfort and clout that Americans enjoy are the benefits of a Faustian blood-for-oil contract to which all of us are de facto signees."
Into the Wild (2007)
Gone Baby Gone (2007)
Across the Universe (2007)
Michael Clayton (2007)
We Own the Night (2007)
The Heartbreak Kid (2007)
The Jane Austen Book Club (2007)
Randy and the Mob (2007)
"The influences of a strange outside world rub up against -- and sometimes abrade -- Southern tradition and a good ol' boy's increasingly fragile sense of self in this dry, gentle, sometimes silly and sometimes very funny comedy."
In the Shadow of the Moon (2007)
The Kingdom (2007)
Resident Evil: Extinction (2007)
Dragon Wars (2007)
"The painful English-language sequences almost don't matter: The rock-'em-sock-'em monster melees truly are spectacular, even if the images sometimes seem more hazy than tactile, as is typical of digital special effects."
The Brave One (2007)
"At its best, this high-toned vigilante picture depicts a woman almost literally transformed by violence, first as a victim, then as a participant; she could be a cousin to one of the car-wreck victims in David Cronenberg's 'Crash.'"
Eastern Promises (2007)
2 Days in Paris (2007)
In the Valley of Elah (2007)
The 11th Hour (2007)
" It's almost an eco-message companion piece to the recent Iraq documentary, 'No End in Sight': It relies on the strength and logic of its arguments rather than on appeals to emotion or partisanship to make its points."
3:10 to Yuma (2007)
"Zombie's morally dubious earlier films showcased fun-loving, homicidal anti-heroes; but there's nothing jokey or campy about his approach to Myers, whose long hair and mask obsession suggest he may be a worst-case-scenario incarnation of Zombie himself."
Death Sentence (2007)
The Valet (2007)