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Title/Year
Author
1
Making a film about the Holocaust but using a very specific and personal story is what makes The Counterfeiters stand out. It's the specifics of Sorowitsch's story that rivet us.
Posted Mar 12, 2008
2
You'll find deliciously low budget sets Ed Wood would die for; a know-it-all robot; babes in bathing suit space uniforms; and a refreshing Mexican take on American sci-fi conventions.
Posted Mar 10, 2008
3
Jodhaa Akbar (2008)
Bollywood films, more than films from anywhere else in the world, harken back to the heyday of the Hollywood studio star system with all the glamour and gloss that goes with that.
Posted Mar 6, 2008
4
Teixeira brings his camera into her home and quietly records the details of her daily life. The result is a carefully observed film about one woman's growing dissatisfaction.
Posted Mar 5, 2008
5
4/10
I might almost sit through the crappy storytelling one more time just to see the car chases. These are the kind car chases that Stuntman Mike from Death Proof might be able to appreciate
Posted Mar 1, 2008
6
5/10
The Signal (2008)
The Signal reveals killer horrors skills on the part of Bruckner, and to a lesser extent of Gentry and Bush. So if you don't mind a film that starts strong and finishes weak, check it out.
Posted Mar 1, 2008
7
What becomes interesting is how Ace and Wallace, who have managed to stay outside the violence for the most part, start to get pulled in once they uncover information about their fathers.
Posted Mar 1, 2008
8
8/10
The film succeeds because of the nuanced performances of its superb cast, and because of Kolirin's witty visual compositions.
Posted Mar 1, 2008
9
5/10
The Other Boleyn Girl turns British history into a chick flick soaper with high production values and A-list actors.
Posted Mar 1, 2008
10
5/10
Like its main character, Charlie Bartlett tries so hard to win us over that it practically bursts a celluloid vein in the process...Yet you can't deny that they both have impressive energy.
Posted Feb 23, 2008
11
His film unfolds with a graceful realism, as if he just happened to catch life unfolding for these two desperate women. His film never hits a false note...
Posted Feb 23, 2008
12
The Eye (2008)
Moreau and Palud decide to trade in the creepy, atmospheric style of the Pang Brothers for a more amped up Hollywood approach...it fails to distinguish itself either as a remake or on its own terms as a horror film.
Posted Feb 17, 2008
13
6/10
Vince Vaughn's Wild West Comedy Show is a modest documentary that provides a good showcase for these four comedians.
Posted Feb 17, 2008
14
In Bruges (2008)
McDonagh shines more as a writer than director but he displays a fresh, darkly comic take on life that's quite welcome.
Posted Feb 17, 2008
15
Gibney's film proves a cogent document that people need to see because there seems to be a willingness to accept the current policies without really thinking about what that means... Gibney's film asks us to think and to question.
Posted Feb 17, 2008
16
There's a refreshing adult quality in the film that kicks the film a notch above the rest of the romantic and comic fare currently available.
Posted Feb 17, 2008
17
Jumper (2008)
Jumper is so bad that it might be useful in film classes to show students what not to do.
Posted Feb 17, 2008
18
Weber's documentary serves up an exquisite fusion of filmmaking style and subject matter to serve up a film that captures the essence of cool.
Posted Feb 17, 2008
19
Waters does ground his film in the real world, and more importantly he creates a real sense of the family dynamics before Jared opens the door to the world of goblins and woodland creatures.
Posted Feb 17, 2008
20
9/10
In just the opening minutes, Romero reveals more filmmaking smarts than most horror films display in two hours.
Posted Feb 17, 2008
21
The film moves with such joy, humor and fluidity that you can't help getting swept up in the frenzied action.
Posted Feb 3, 2008
22
Nanking (2007)
Nanking is a sometimes clumsy and sometimes artistically flawed documentary but in the end it presents a powerful account of what happened in Nanking at the end of 1937 and beginning of 1938.
Posted Feb 3, 2008
23
This film is like a bull in a China shop -- it just keeps charging forward, destroying everything in its path.
Posted Feb 3, 2008
24
The film aims low but it keeps hitting its mark with hilarious accuracy. The bottom line for a comedy is, does it make you laugh? This one does.
Posted Feb 3, 2008
25
I find it fascinating to get this window into North Korea... Seeing these North Korean films you realize that we have more than we might have imagined in common despite the vast political and sometimes cultural differences.
Posted Jan 30, 2008
26
10/10
Persepolis (2007)
The characters are so rich and so human that they transcend the simple animation.The vocal performances also help give the film universal appeal.
Posted Jan 29, 2008
27
9/10
The film offers a heartbreaking drama told in reverse chronology and spanning twenty years in both the life of the main character and the political history of Korea.
Posted Jan 29, 2008
28
The film reveals the penchant of South Korea filmmakers to mix every genre imaginable into one film. This one blends goofy comedy, war drama, tragedy, action and social commentary for a highly entertaining ride.
Posted Jan 29, 2008
29
U2 3D (2007)
Now if they could just pipe in the smell of sweat, pot and beer, it would be exactly like going to a concert.
Posted Jan 29, 2008
30
5/10
Untraceable (2008)
Imagine Hostel with a CSI twist and done for the Oxygen network crowd, and you'll have an idea of what Untraceable is like.
Posted Jan 29, 2008
31
Cloverfield (2008)
After seeing Cloverfield, I was so frustrated and disappointed that I felt like I needed a palate cleanser. I wanted to immediately go home and watch South Korea's The Host.
Posted Jan 18, 2008
32
9/10
The Host (2007)
Imagine Little Miss Sunshine and Alien mixed together and you'll have an inkling of what South Korea's The Host has in store for you.
Posted Jan 18, 2008
33
4/5
Steve McQueen is great, and Candace Bergen is breathtakingly beautiful.
Posted Jan 17, 2008
34
2/5
A grumpy, occasionally funny Neil Simon film.
Posted Jan 17, 2008
35
4/5
Memories (2004)
A trilogy of anime aimed more at adults than kids. From slow and thoughtful to hilarious to pointedly satiric. Anime at its best.
Posted Jan 17, 2008
36
3/5
An early and provocative work from the director of the exquisite Beijing Bicycle.
Posted Jan 17, 2008
37
1/5
Man Trouble (1992)
A sad reunion for director Bob Rafelson and actor Jack Nicholson, considering their brilliant collaboration on Five Easy Pieces.
Posted Jan 17, 2008
38
3/5
Garbo
Posted Jan 17, 2008
39
2/5
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Posted Jan 17, 2008
40
2/5
The anime that became wildly popular but there are far better animes out there.
Posted Jan 17, 2008
41
2/5
Moulin Rouge (1952)
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Posted Jan 17, 2008
42
3/5
Gore galore but not much more.
Posted Jan 17, 2008
43
5/5
A classic. Visually stunning and more experimental than anything coming out today.
Posted Jan 17, 2008
44
2/5
Tired formula with Eastwood making an unispired return as Dirty Harry Callahan. patrica Clarkson is a welcome presence.
Posted Jan 17, 2008
45
3/5
Worth watching for Klaus Maria Brandeur's performance. He's a riveting actor.
Posted Jan 17, 2008
46
5/5
A sci-fi classic that still holds up today and far surpasses Tim Burton's remake.
Posted Jan 17, 2008
47
2/5
Weak formula western.
Posted Jan 17, 2008
48
3/5
Italian 'giallo' thriller by horrormeister Dario Argento.
Posted Jan 17, 2008
49
3/5
Caravaggio (1986)
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Posted Jan 17, 2008
50
3/5
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Posted Jan 17, 2008