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Rating
Title/Year
Author
1
4/5
Steve McQueen is great, and Candace Bergen is breathtakingly beautiful.
Posted Jan 17, 2008
2
2/5
A grumpy, occasionally funny Neil Simon film.
Posted Jan 17, 2008
3
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
4
3/5
An early and provocative work from the director of the exquisite Beijing Bicycle.
Posted Jan 17, 2008
5
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
6
3/5
Garbo
Posted Jan 17, 2008
7
2/5
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Posted Jan 17, 2008
8
2/5
The anime that became wildly popular but there are far better animes out there.
Posted Jan 17, 2008
9
2/5
Moulin Rouge (1952)
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Posted Jan 17, 2008
10
3/5
Gore galore but not much more.
Posted Jan 17, 2008
11
5/5
A classic. Visually stunning and more experimental than anything coming out today.
Posted Jan 17, 2008
12
2/5
Tired formula with Eastwood making an unispired return as Dirty Harry Callahan. patrica Clarkson is a welcome presence.
Posted Jan 17, 2008
13
3/5
Worth watching for Klaus Maria Brandeur's performance. He's a riveting actor.
Posted Jan 17, 2008
14
5/5
A sci-fi classic that still holds up today and far surpasses Tim Burton's remake.
Posted Jan 17, 2008
15
2/5
Weak formula western.
Posted Jan 17, 2008
16
3/5
Italian 'giallo' thriller by horrormeister Dario Argento.
Posted Jan 17, 2008
17
3/5
Caravaggio (1986)
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Posted Jan 17, 2008
18
3/5
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Posted Jan 17, 2008
19
2/5
J.W. Coop (1971)
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Posted Jan 17, 2008
20
3/5
Not Tati's best but still has magical moments.
Posted Jan 17, 2008
21
2/5
See Spencer Tracy in the original instead.
Posted Jan 17, 2008
22
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
23
The Orphanage is a thinking person's ghost story. It builds slowly and pays off stunningly.
Posted Jan 12, 2008
24
The Bucket List dies long before the characters do.
Posted Jan 12, 2008
25
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
26
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
27
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
28
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
29
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
30
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
31
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
32
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
33
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
34
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
35
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
36
Atonement (2007)
Although this film doesn't hinge on any great mystery or twist, it is a film that reveals itself slowly and in subtle satisfying ways.
Posted Dec 8, 2007
37
It packs enough fun and fantasy to keep the kid in you entertained and engaged. And we can always hope that the sequel will try to tackle some of the fascinating and more complex ideas from the book.
Posted Dec 8, 2007
38
Any film that features an entrance by Christopher Walken strutting down a driveway to Elvis Presley's Trouble merits attention.
Posted Dec 5, 2007
39
10/10
Blade Runner (1982)
Blade Runner has only gotten better with time. Do yourself a favor and pass over anything new in theaters and go for this old classic, it still has the power to dazzle and amaze.
Posted Dec 4, 2007
40
Although Ford is not yet at the peak of his artistic powers in The Iron Horse, the film is still immensely entertaining and fascinating as a glimpse of the early Ford.
Posted Nov 29, 2007
41
What I think the film does succeed in doing is offering not so much a portrait of Dylan but rather a portrait of celebrity using Dylan as the perfect example of someone not particularly comfortable with his fame...
Posted Nov 28, 2007
42
Hitman (2007)
Hitman is by no means great filmmaking but as video game adaptations go, it proves mindlessly entertaining and at least it's not irritatingly stupid.
Posted Nov 28, 2007
43
Lindo is one of those actors who has established himself as a fine performer but who's never really had a breakout starring role. This Christmas still isn't that star vehicle but it does let Lindo stretch his talent a little.
Posted Nov 28, 2007
44
Jimmy Carter Man From Plains offers a measured, thoughtful and ultimately admiring portrait of our former president.
Posted Nov 18, 2007
45
The actors form an appealing ensemble, bringing a warmth and appeal that make the film more compelling than its familiar themes might normally merit.
Posted Nov 17, 2007
46
In the end, the story feels a little thin and we never feel like we've gotten close to Hermila, but then she's someone who doesn't seem willing to reveal all to anyone so maybe Ainouz' tone is a good fit for the film.
Posted Nov 17, 2007
47
5/10
Carnahan and Redford show that politicians bank on public apathy, and the film ends up as a call to action for people to simply become more engaged.
Posted Nov 17, 2007
48
The end result is a documentary that feels very insider and exclusive... it's probably best suited to those who are already fans.
Posted Nov 17, 2007
49
5/10
P2 (2007)
P2 is nothing fancy or flashy. It could use more innovation, and either tension or dark creepiness, but all in all, it's not a bad directing debut for Khalfoun.
Posted Nov 17, 2007
50
In a way Before the Devil Knows You're Dead is like watching a car crash %u2014 you want to look away, but something compels you to try and take in all the gory details.
Posted Nov 17, 2007