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Rating
Title/Year
Author
1
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
2
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
3
9/10
In just the opening minutes, Romero reveals more filmmaking smarts than most horror films display in two hours.
Posted Feb 17, 2008
4
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
5
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
6
This film is like a bull in a China shop -- it just keeps charging forward, destroying everything in its path.
Posted Feb 3, 2008
7
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
8
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
9
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
10
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
11
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
12
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
13
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
14
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
15
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
16
4/5
Steve McQueen is great, and Candace Bergen is breathtakingly beautiful.
Posted Jan 17, 2008
17
2/5
A grumpy, occasionally funny Neil Simon film.
Posted Jan 17, 2008
18
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
19
3/5
An early and provocative work from the director of the exquisite Beijing Bicycle.
Posted Jan 17, 2008
20
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
21
3/5
Garbo
Posted Jan 17, 2008
22
2/5
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Posted Jan 17, 2008
23
2/5
The anime that became wildly popular but there are far better animes out there.
Posted Jan 17, 2008
24
2/5
Moulin Rouge (1952)
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Posted Jan 17, 2008
25
3/5
Gore galore but not much more.
Posted Jan 17, 2008
26
5/5
A classic. Visually stunning and more experimental than anything coming out today.
Posted Jan 17, 2008
27
2/5
Tired formula with Eastwood making an unispired return as Dirty Harry Callahan. patrica Clarkson is a welcome presence.
Posted Jan 17, 2008
28
3/5
Worth watching for Klaus Maria Brandeur's performance. He's a riveting actor.
Posted Jan 17, 2008
29
5/5
A sci-fi classic that still holds up today and far surpasses Tim Burton's remake.
Posted Jan 17, 2008
30
2/5
Weak formula western.
Posted Jan 17, 2008
31
3/5
Italian 'giallo' thriller by horrormeister Dario Argento.
Posted Jan 17, 2008
32
3/5
Caravaggio (1986)
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Posted Jan 17, 2008
33
3/5
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Posted Jan 17, 2008
34
2/5
J.W. Coop (1971)
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Posted Jan 17, 2008
35
3/5
Not Tati's best but still has magical moments.
Posted Jan 17, 2008
36
2/5
See Spencer Tracy in the original instead.
Posted Jan 17, 2008
37
There Will Be Blood is as close to perfection as you will find in a movie. It's dark and bleak in its material yet uplifting in the beauty of its craftsmanship.
Posted Jan 12, 2008
38
The Orphanage is a thinking person's ghost story. It builds slowly and pays off stunningly.
Posted Jan 12, 2008
39
The Bucket List dies long before the characters do.
Posted Jan 12, 2008
40
Diva (1981)
Beineix choreographs the actors and the camera into a stunning and stylish cinematic dance... This is not a musical in the strict sense of the word but it certainly feels like one in the way it moves.
Posted Jan 10, 2008
41
One terrifying scene involves the sewing up of Bauby's paralyzed eye. He can still out of it but can't blink to lubricate it. The scene's as scary as anything in a horror film.
Posted Dec 28, 2007
42
Now the studio has smartly served up an R-rated sequel so the blood could flow, and it does. Unfortunately, it doesn't flow with much imagination.
Posted Dec 28, 2007
43
Russell scores big by casting young Alex Etel as Angus. Etel made us believe in saints in the film Millions. Now he makes us believes that a computer generated water horse is a living and breathing creature.
Posted Dec 28, 2007
44
Seeing Tolson expose his young students to the poets of the Harlem Renaissance and instilling in them a sense of pride and rebellion is inspiring... Tolson is a fascinating character who could command an entire movie himself.
Posted Dec 28, 2007
45
Tone is crucial here, and Kasdan and Apatow manage a good balance, delivering silly and often crude comedy combined with sincere performances and a sense of smart craft.
Posted Dec 21, 2007
46
Sweeney Todd left me torn. There were so many elements that I loved but then there were those constant, annoying songs.
Posted Dec 21, 2007
47
Starting Out in the Evening boasts exquisite performances by Langella and Taylor, and that may provide reward enough for most filmgoers.
Posted Dec 15, 2007
48
I Am Legend (2007)
This new version of I am Legend completely perverts the meaning of the title, losing the clever, dark irony and turning it instead into something heroic rather than something tragic.
Posted Dec 15, 2007
49
Juno (2007)
Juno's relationship with her parents is one of the best things in the movie. For once, we get parents who genuinely love their child and respect her decisions.
Posted Dec 14, 2007
50
Christie (with whom Polley acted in Hal Hartley's No Such Thing) is still a radiant presence at 66 and she rivets us to the screen.
Posted Dec 11, 2007